September 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Opinions vary widely on cannabis; some say legalize it

Rules for the production and use of marijuana in Leelanau County and throughout Michigan remained a moving target this week – as does any sense of how most people really feel about pot, either for medical or recreational use. More...

Hunters break 50-year void with bears

For black bears in Leelanau County, state-sanctioned hunting seasons have come and gone for half a century with hardly a brush in their daily routine. But with their population on the rise, that changed over the weekend. More...

Local News

Glen Arbor emergency services wages nears $1 million mark

A $1.92 million budget for fire and emergency services was reviewed last week at a special meeting of the Glen Arbor Township Board.  The board met last Wednesday, Sept. 6, to review the proposed Glen Lake Fire/EMS spending plan for 2018-19. More...

‘Itch’ talk comes to TC

An inland lake hazard in Leelanau County will get an airing in Traverse City. The Michigan Swimmer’s Itch Partnership (MSIP) will hold a conference Monday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Haggerty Center in Traverse City.  More...

County Dates

Fall fun in Leland, Northport   We’ve got coverage in Section Two on the Leland Heritage Festival set for Saturday, and the Northport Follies Friday evening. The festival includes old boats and cars and a stroll through Fishtown. More...

Outdoors

Many events planned for one day in Leland for Heritage Festival

Go on a scavenger hunt, check out classic cars and classic wooden boats, or buy a bestseller at a discount — all at the Leland Heritage Festival.  The festival is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. More...

Boats capture imaginations at open house

Sunny skies and calm waters greeted visitors at the Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA) Classic Paddle, Sail and Row Boat Show on Saturday in Greilickville.  More...

Liberty Hunters to take on high temps

What can Leelanau County’s Liberty Hunt participants expect when they enter the woods this weekend?  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of Events

Organizations wishing to have their public events listed in this calendar can email Patti Brandt at patti@leelanaunews.com or call The Enterprise, 256-9827, before 5 p.m. Friday.   TODAY  8:30-9:30 a.m. More...

Columns

Omena preservation group has 78 members; new officers selected

The Omena Village Preservation Association (OVPA) has announced its newly elected officers for the 2017- 2018 Board of Directors. More...

Looking for 62nd present idea; Chicago’s crowded

Took a short trip to the Chicago-area this past weekend. Weather was great, seeing friends and relatives was great, traffic was incredible, I really don’t think I could move back there.  * * *  More...

Looking Back

5 YEARS AGO September 13, 2012 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Bingham Township  Justin C. and Dawn M. Eickenroth (Self) Change of contractor – permit to complete single family dwelling, refer to permit PB16-452 at 7356 S. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

August 17, 2017  Lou and Lynn Heiser to Samir S. and Deeko S. Patel, Section 31 in Glen Arbor Township (Valuation Affidavit filed).  Jeffrey A. and Georgia R. Gietzen to John F. Mallon, Lot 20, Arbor Estates No. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Elmwood Township  Chris Peron – (Schultz Construction & Remodeling) Excavation to build new home, garage, decks, driveway and septic system at 9247 Summerfield ($125).  Glen Arbor Township  More...

SHADOWING THE LEADER

MARILYN AND Larry Norwood lead a group of bicyclist on the Leelanau Trail in Suttons Bay Tuesday while the light of a late summer day cast shadows along the path.   More...

Indigenous Day may get vote

Racism being charged

Despite a split vote and concerns raised by County Board members, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will consider adopting a resolution next week to declare the second Monday of October as “Indigenous Peoples Day” in Leelanau Cou More...

County plans meeting on medical cannabis facilities

The Leelanau County Planning Commission will host a training session on medical marijuana facilities one week from tonight. More...

Special Sections

Public Notices  Free Access 

Public Notices For Leelanau County

Michigan law requires local governments to inform their citizenry through public notices published in newspapers of record for their communities. These notices provide residents with an easy path for following the work of their elected officials. More...

Sports

Comets outlast Bears for 10th win

North Bay boys blank Kingsley, Lakers score 10 against Benzie

Chris Ursu sped down the right side line and delivered a perfectly placed ball to the foot of Garrison Buta-Scott. Buta-Scott did the rest. More...

Laker within striking distance

Glen Lake senior Laura Romanowski and her horse, Tater, are in position to punch a ticket to regionals at the Kalkaska Fairgrounds on Saturday.  The duo registered 50 points through two days of district action, 23 on Saturday and 27 on Sunday.&n More...

Wilson hurt as Lady Comets fall at Kingsley

Kingsley took a big step toward defending its Northwest Conference volleyball title on Tuesday. The Lady Stags dispatched visiting Leland, the No. 2 Class D team in the Week 4 MIVCA poll, in straight sets (25-13, 25-23, 25-18). More...

Life in Leelanau

Fall Reinforcements

Leelanau County businesses turn to grownups, retirees as kids head to school

With school back in session, local employers are lamenting the loss of a large part of the labor force that powers Leelanau County’s seasonal economy.  More...

Northport business icon closes doors

For more than five decades, folks coming to Northport on either leg of M-22 passed an unassuming one-story brown building that up until a few weeks ago housed the Spartan Flag Company.  The company has been a source of employment as well as of p More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Renee Gaudard

Name: Renee Gaudard  Town or township of residence: Suttons Bay Township  Resident since: I was born and raised here and returned to live here permanently in 1998.  Age and birthplace: 53 years old and Traverse City   More...

Views

Could new balance be coming to Big Lake?

There’s an old saying attached to a 19th century French journalist that goes, “The more things change the more things stay the same.”  The phrase is only somewhat useful in explaining Lake Michigan ecology over the past 70 or s More...

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Heard around Leelanau

“I think everybody has benefited by (the sewer). I don’t think the burden should all be on the SAD.”   More...

Courts

86th District Court

Steven Kish II, 37, 1113 Tashall Court, N.C. More...

Homeless man pleads to breaking, entering

A 35-year-old Traverse City man pleaded no contest in 86th District Court on Tuesday to a charge of breaking and entering in connection with a Sept. 5 incident at the Cherry Bend Animal Hospital. Joseph R. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Sept. 6 11:05 a.m. — Elmwood Township — Silver Chevy SUV all over the road. 11:53 a.m. — Elmwood Township — Motor vehicle crash with injuries. 1:13 p.m. More...