November 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Ground broken on 20-room hotel

Ground has been broken and construction is expected to begin soon on a 20-room hotel in Empire.  The two-story, wood-frame Sleeping Bear Inn is owned by Megan and Peter Schous, who also own the Empire Lakeshore Inn located on Front Street and M- More...

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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

Familiar faces light up 2017 Dream Team

With an infectious smile and a thunderous swing, Rowan Wilson galvanized the Leland volleyball team this season. “Clearly our emotional leader on and off the floor,” coach Laurie Glass said. More...

Two Leland players land all-state first-team honors

Five Leland volleyball players were recently named to Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association (MIVCA) all-state teams.  More...

St. Mary girls start basketball season off with a bang

Lady Eagles lean on seniors, win big at Alba

The 70-point plateau proved elusive to girls basketball teams on the Leelanau Peninsula last season. No team, not even state semifinalist Glen Lake, scored 70 in a game.  It didn’t take long this year.  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

On taking a knee

To the editor:   I read Eric Carlson’s thoughts on “taking a knee” and subsequent editorials applauding his article. I do not! Let me explain.  More...

Debt options Congress is considering with ‘tax reform’ package

To the editor:   Two “tax reform” bills are pending in Congress. But, the cost of this “tax reform” is quite high — a $1.5 trillion increase in the national debt to be passed on to future generations.  More...

Grandparents and young fathers step up; ‘healthy thing’

To the editor:   We are seeing a new definition of “families” as being more than just mom, pop, and kids. More...

Views

Are rental owners slow to apply, or wary of being regulated?

Could Suttons Bay Township be headed toward a regulation nightmare?  Possibly. More...

Regulating flowers

With all due respect to folks in the land use regulation business, there’s no compelling reason to make it wrong or even “illegal” to stick a non-native plant in the ground.  There’s a well-meaning movement across the Pen More...

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Courts

Man, woman arrested for selling drugs leading to heroin death

Two people were arraigned Monday in connection with the heroin overdose death of 31-year-old Kevin D. Yannett of Suttons Bay.  Erin S. More...

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Five arrests stem from Halloween party

Three underage drinkers were arraigned last week, with two of them sentenced, on charges of minor in possession of alcohol after a party that took place on Halloween night.  Bench warrants were issued on two more defendants who did not show up f More...

Getting in the Spirit

SEVERAL STUDENT-LED goodwill efforts are underway across the Leelanau Peninsula related to the holidays. St. More...

Third OD, this one is fatal

Tribal leaders address opioids

A heroin overdose death in Suttons Bay last week, coupled with two near-fatal overdoses earlier this month, has brought the opioid epidemic to Leelanau County’s doorstep.  All thee men are members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and C More...

Video captures ‘hunter harassment’

A video shot by a local hunter near his blind on commercial forestland in Maple City has not only captured the attention of local law enforcement — but also hunters across the state. More...

Local News

Leland clerk’s address changes

The Leland Township clerk’s mailing address has changed from a Leland post office box to one in Lake Leelanau. The new address, effective immediately, is P.O. Box 238, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653-0238. More...

Night to remember in Glen Arbor

The Glen Arbor Art Association Readers’ Theater will present “Remember The Night” Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8 and 9. More...

Lions host kids for Christmas

The Cedar-Maple City Lions on Sunday will host “Christmas for the Kids,” a holiday celebration.  There will be games, crafts, face painting, treats and family fun from 4 to 6 p.m.  The event will be held in the upper level of th More...

Outdoors

Two hunters duplicate 2016 success as quiet firearm season rolls on

Jason Morio of Kasson Township had seen a lot of small bucks — spike horns, 4-points and smaller 8-points.  “I really haven’t talked to anyone who’s done well this year,” Morio said. More...

Life in Leelanau

Poster Girls

St. Mary duo places first, second in Leelanau Conservation District poster contest

Katie Walter, 9, and Addie Leiby, 8, are best friends and they both want to be art teachers when they grow up.  So it may come as no surprise that the St. More...

At fundraiser, Northport talent on full display

What do you get when you mix art students, locally grown food, music and lots of community support?  If you happen to live in Northport, you get the Brush & Fork fundraiser held recently at the Village Arts Building.  More...

Cedar artist to sell paintings, donate to local non-profits

John O’Neill sees things from a different point of view. The Cedar artist is hosting a PoP Up Show of his oil paintings at his home this weekend with a portion of sales going to local charities. More...

Columns

Busy elves deck Omena for Christmas

The village of Omena is officially bedecked for the holidays. More...

Decorations appreciated on G-L bridge

I think this was one of the best weekends we have had for the Glen Arbor Tree Lighting and Christmas Caroling. More...

Looking Back

5 YEARS AGO November 29, 2012 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Empire  John C. Lambkin (Timothy J. Egeler) Construct residential detached garage with unfinished interior, one story wood frame 25’x50’ at 10154 E. Lambkin Lane ($25,000).  Centerville Township  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

November 16, 2017  Anne M. Heideman to Charles A. Drumm, Lot No. 48 of Forest Glen Plat in Glen Arbor Township (Valuation Affidavit filed).  Stanley A. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Village of Suttons Bay  Bahles properties LLC – (Kal Excavating) Excavation for the leveling site and building a commercial storage building at 1015 S. Bracken/1011 S. Bracken ($195).  Cleveland Township  More...