October 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

LUNCHTIME FEAST

JESUS PICENO and Sara Lopez from Texas took a break last week from picking grapes for Leelanau Wine Cellars, dining on sandwiches at a makeshift table with colorful Leelanau County as a backdrop.   More...

Residential solar credits

The Cherryland’s Buy All/Sell All solar farm program is offered in addition to its net-metering program, which is provided to members with home-based solar systems.  More...

Local News

Big menu for Halloween plans in county

Parades to dances

Halloween comes with no shortage of events in Leelanau County, both for kids and adults.  Most county communities suggest trick-or-treating from 6-8 p.m. More...

HELP FOR VILLAGE LANDSCAPING

ABOUT 50 volunteer staff members from The Children’s House, an independent Montessori School in Traverse City, helped maintain rain gardens and other landscaping in the Village of Suttons Bay on Friday morning with the help of master gardener v More...

Free dinner well attended by county seniors

Eight turkeys averaging about 20 pounds with all the trimmings were gobbled up at the 24th annual senior harvest dinner Saturday at Suttons Bay School.  Some 143 seniors turned out for the event, which was sponsored and organized by the Leelanau More...

Outdoors

Photos

LEELANAU COUNTY Sheriff Mike Borkovich (left) harvested an 8-point with a crossbow earlier this month. The buck weighed 225 pounds and had a Commemorative Bucks of Michigan (CBM) green score of 115 inches. More...

Anticipation builds for island hunt

Number of applicants reaches 104

To Lenny McNeil of Lake Leelanau, the allure of a North Manitou Island hunt has much to do with seclusion.  “There’s no place in Leelanau County you can’t hear a motor running,” McNeil said. 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...

Letters

Katofsky credible, has ‘realistic’ plan for Sugar Loaf

After listening to Sugar Loaf’s new owner describe plans to build a high-end resort last week, here are a few observations:  Jeff Katofsky appears to be credible, ambitious and motivated. More...

Information should be available to people at meetings

To the editor:   More...

Handyman awaits to speak again with Kathleen; no politics

To the editor: On the morning of 10-18-17 Leelanau County and the world lost an extraordinary friend and woman. Kathleen Weisen went home to heaven to be with her Lord and Savior, Yahshua the Messiah. More...

Columns

Fall’s delay prompts some to swim

The October meeting of the Omena Women’s Club (OWC) was held at Lobdell’s, the teaching restaurant of NMC’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute (GLCI). Twenty members and guests attended. More...

Colors have peaked, so it’s on to Halloween

The colors seemed to have peaked this past weekend and it was a good thing. It’s raining this week and heavy winds will probably knock all the colors off the trees. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO October 25, 2012 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Northport  Richard L., II and Kimberly Thomas (Self) Construct residential alteration - replace truss system at 577 S. Shore Drive ($22,000).  Village of Suttons Bay  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

September 29, 2017  Heavenly Vision Trust to Heatherlee Yorty, Lot 2, Section 11 in Bingham Township.  F. Alan and Cherryll W. Frick to Timothy L. Schaub and Lucy A. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  TruNorth Nurseries, LLC – (Kerry Smith Builder LLC) Excavation combination of cut and fill to accommodate for grading around footprint of new building at 9355 E. Bingham Road ($125).  More...

Grades high for Katofsky

County embraces new Loaf owner

If Jeff Katofsky was on a mission to convince Leelanau County residents and officials that he’s the guy who really can bring Sugar Loaf Resort back to life, mission accomplished. More...

Katofsky lays out a plan for Sugar Loaf Resort

Following are some highlights of Jeff Katofsky’s remarks last week at a standing-room-only public meeting:  More...

Solar firm tempts county landowners

Orchards to solar farms?

An out-of-state company has contacted several Leelanau County property owners, offering to lease their land for $800 per acre for use as solar farms. Leland Township resident Bruce Price, who has 72 acres on Eagle Highway and Co. Rd. 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

No. 2 Comets return to regional title game

Leland routs Roscommon, readies up for rematch with league rival

In 2015, Leland’s appearance in the regional final ended with a loss to perennial powerhouse Muskegon Western Michigan Christian. More...

Senior subs in, lifts Leland to district title

Adam Maleski entered as a substitute — and exited a hero.   Maleski, a senior forward, scored the lone goal for Leland in a 1-0 district final win over No. More...

Angers, Lakers underdogs at Boyne City

Path back to state finals goes through Ramblers, Glads

Glen Lake supporters hoping to hear their hometown team recognized on the MHSAA selection show Sunday night were sorely disappointed. The 2016 state finalist was an afterthought. Jerry Angers wasn’t surprised. More...

Life in Leelanau

Market Adjustment

Farmers market season wraps up this weekend — but what’s next?

Another year of Leelanau Farmers Markets will hit the books Saturday as the 2017 season comes to a close at 1 p.m. in Suttons Bay. “They did very, very well this year,” said Kim Norton, Leelanau Farmers Market coordinator. More...

Nutritional food taught in classroom — with pie

In an age of standardized testing and science-focused curricula, one teacher at Glen Lake High School is making sure students have time to learn about one of the most practical skills of all: preparing healthy meals.  More...

Fresh food programs stock up recipes

Cooler fall temps signal the return of comfort foods to the kitchen. More...

Views

Complexities of sewer millage make it suspect

Eventually the reality of the size of debt still owed on the Northport Village and Leelanau Township municipal sewer system will need to be addressed. More...

Leelanau cares for its people

Seven hundred people.  That’s the estimate for the turnout to a fund raiser to help the Weber family meet expenses while Randy, the highly successful Glen Lake baseball coach, recovers from very serious injuries incurred when a tree he was More...

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Courts

86th District Court

Benny Lopez Jr., 27, 716 N. Ransom, P.O. More...

Service helps expunge criminal record

Legal Services of Northern Michigan (LCNM) will hold its biannual “Clean Record Clinic,” a free expungement program to clear old criminal convictions.  The program results from partnership between LCNM and volunteer attorneys in the More...

Women arrested for assault, drunk driving

A 51-year-old woman was arrested for domestic assault after she allegedly struck her 57-year-old husband in the face several times, according to a report from the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office.  More...