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WATCH FOR BABES

TAMMY FLORES stumbled upon a fawn Monday while repairing fence on her family farm in Centerville Township. Justborn animals - from deer to birds - are starting to roam the peninsula, so please drive slowly.   More...

Local News

Parkinson’s forum set in Traverse

The 33rd Parkinson’s annual summer forum is set for next Thursday, June 7, in Traverse City.  The forum, organized by Parkinson’s Network North (PNN), will feature nationally-recognized speakers in the area of Parkinson’s disea More...

County Dates

Classic film noir hits G-A stage The Glen Arbor Players will perform the “Sunset Boulevard” tomorrow and Saturday evenings at 7:30. More...

Corrections:

A story about commercial fishing in Fishtown stated that fourth-generation fisherman Joel Petersen released 18,000 pounds of lake trout in 2017 as required through a state license owned by the Fishtown Preservation Society. More...

Outdoors

Nature Change

Maple City man using videos to create climate conversations

Joe VanderMeulen is a storyteller. Or rather, he tells stories about nature through the medium of video. More...

Northport students combine art, science aboard Inland Seas

Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) last week conducted its first-ever “student art cruise” amid its school-ship outings devoted mostly to science. More...

Palmer Woods to add biking trail

Palmer Woods Forest Reserve Trail System is getting the extension the people of Leelanau County wanted.  The Leelanau Conservancy recently announced that work for the expansion of the of Palmer Woods Forest Reserve trail system is set to begin a More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Leelanau County Calendar of Events

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

Letters

Taps rang out across Bingham Township cemetery

To the editor:   Today (Memorial Day) I was tending to my family’s gravesite at Maple Grove Cemetery when I noticed a gentleman walking towards the middle of the cemetery carrying a trumpet. More...

‘Hate’ list grows, but author doesn’t hate president

To the editor:   More...

Get involved by joining township Planning Comm.

To the editor:   The Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission is looking for a new member. Maybe that is you?  More...

Columns

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO May 30, 2013   More...

Glen Arbor Players hit the stage this weekend

Another Memorial Day/Decoration Day in the books.  I hope everyone had a safe holiday and remembered that it’s more than just a three-day weekend. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Northport  David Sillence and Julie Whalls (Self) Construct residential detached unfinished garage, main floor and unfinished second level at 551 S. Shore Drive ($22,880).  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

May 9, 2018  Allan R. and Joanne M. Dalzell to Russell F. Dalzell, and Tracy A. Dalzell, Section 23 in Leelanau Township.  John P. Jordan III to Justin C. M. and Bethany A. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Don and Angela Sheets – (J.P. Landscape and Irrigation) Excavation to remove ex rip rap and place approx. 30 cubic yards along shoreline of Lake Leelanau. Install beach sand and paver patio upland at 5780 S. More...

Mother, son reunite after 48 years

Plus a surprising connection

One phone call, two lives and nearly five decades.  It was a heartwarming recipe for reuniting a Suttons Bay resident with the son she had placed for adoption 48 years ago.  Becky Hemmingsen said the decision to choose adoption for her son More...

Fewer grads to receive diplomas

Ceremonies all this weekend

The smallest class of Leelanau County graduates in recent history will receive diplomas this weekend in five separate ceremonies. More...

Fired Empire clerk fires back with 10-count lawsuit

Traci Cruz wants her name cleared.  Cruz, who was removed last month as clerk for the Village of Empire, filed a lawsuit Friday in 13th Circuit Court seeking a jury trial and more than $25,000 in damages.  The 25-page filing alleges that co 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

TITLE QUEST

Glen Lake looks to win seventh straight title

To Glen Lake skipper Kris Herman, districts are a chance to reboot.  More...

TITLE QUEST

Popp, Eagles prepared for No. 5 Frankfort

A familiar foe loaded with offensive firepower is rumored to be the favorite Saturday in the District 105 Tournament in Lake Leelanau.  St. Mary coach Teresa Szur is aware.  More...

Charlevoix gets past North Bay in districts; Glen Lake advances

A strong season came to a close for North Bay Tuesday in a loss to district tournament host Charlevoix, 6-3.  North Bay (10-5-4) fell behind 2-0 early, but was able to tie the contest at 2-2. More...

Life in Leelanau

Bees & Trees

Pollination, pests, disease present challenges for cherry industry’s newest members

Editors note: Cherries are Leelanau County’s most important — and dare we say popular — agricultural crop. More...

Apiarists optimistic as growing season starts

Happy bees mean happy trees.  Essential to the pollination process and fruit production, the work performed by honey bees can make or break Leelanau County orchards. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Jim Panek

Name: Jim Panek  Town or township of residence: Solon Township  Resident since: I’ve been living in my current home since 1985, but have spent nearly my whole life in Leelanau County.   More...

Views

Double policy for letters based partly on intent

And the best policy is ... the present policy.  We’ve heard and read emails from dozens of readers commenting on our request for input on how to handle the occasional letter that comes in a bit on the rough side.  Misspellings. More...

Awards are good; we’ll stick to our calling

“If you work for a newspaper, your blood absorbs the ink,  Your job becomes so consuming and it’s all that you can think.  I write this from experience for I’m a “Printer’s Devil.”  I inherited this More...

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Courts

Tennis coach sentenced to 30 days

The coach of the four-school Leelanau tennis program was sentenced to 30 days in jail this week after pleading no contest to failing to stop or identify a personal injury accident.  Timothy D. More...

Bingham woman ordered to leave meters alone

A 63-year-old Bingham Township woman had two counts of fraudulent use of a public utility dismissed Tuesday in 86th District Court. More...

86th District Court

Joaquin R. Maddox, 22, of 994 S. Herman Rd., Suttons Bay — Pleaded not guilty when arraigned on probation violation; bond set at $1,500, personal recognizance.  Andrew A. More...