July 5, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

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Anishinaabe lecture series starts   More...

A grand showing for Northport fireworks

Patriotism permeated the village of Northport Wednesday, as spectators for the annual fireworks show bustled from main street to the marina all day long. More...

Participation high as Leland puts on patriotic display

The crowds lining Main Street in the unincorporated village of Leland for the Fourth of July Parade were as large as any seen in recent years.  More important for parade organizer Ashley Suttmann, a Leland Public School teacher, was the number o More...

Declaration read across Peninsula

Not everyone knows that a key phrase at the beginning of the Declaration of Independence reads, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, th More...

Budding farmers make personal, financial sacrifices to work land

Second jobs are essential

Juggling is not just a circus act. It’s a critical skill when it comes to small farming in Leelanau County. At least that’s what Polish Heritage Farm owners Thomas Koch and Kathleen Bittner have discovered. More...

S-B village manager steps down

After more than a decade on the job, the village manager of Suttons Bay, Wally Delamater, has submitted his resignation effective July 31.  Delamater said he has accepted a position as head of a municipal Department of Public Works in downstate More...

Seats open for council in three incorporated villages

Voters in the county’s three incorporated villages will fill 10 seats on their village councils in the Nov. 6 election. Who will be vying for those seats won’t be known until later this month. More...

Limits on fireworks return to county

Some pyrotechnic enthusiasts jumped the gun and began shooting off fireworks well before the official Fourth of July celebration on the Leelanau Peninsula. More...

Reading and riding in Northport

The Leelanau Peninsula is blessed to be home to some of beautiful paved biking trails in the country.  There is no better time to teach your child the love for riding a bike then now, in the warm weather of the summer.  More...

Correction:

An in-depth story last week about a wastewater treatment study for Empire Village stated that the owners of Tiffany’s in the village had to purchase an adjacent lot to install a new septic disposal field. More...

Leland parties with patriotic hymns, display

More than 225 people participated in a Patriotic Hymn Sing at the Village Green in downtown Leland Tuesday night.  The size of this year’s gathering was on a par with previous years despite uncomfortably warm temperatures. More...

‘Anything’ wears well - again - for G-A parade

The “anything goes” parade brings families and friends together. There was no exception this year on the Fourth of July in Glen Arbor.  More...

Big crowd salutes red, white, blue

An estimated crowd of 150 turned out on the Fourth of July for the Glen Lake Women’s Club’s annual flag raising ceremony. More...

Jim Bardenhagen puts on a red jacket

Folks in the cherry industry didn’t struggle to find nice things to say about Jim Bardenhagen.  “He’s one of the most selfless people I know,” offered Jim Nugent, a Bingham Township cherry grower.  More...

Franz talks taxes, education, more

Ray Franz, the former state Representative for Leelanau County, took time from campaigning locally last week for an interview at the Enterprise. He is one of three Republicans seeking their party’s nomination for the 35th Senate seat. More...

Skateboarder, vehicle collide in Centerville Twp.

A downstate man was injured yesterday morning while skateboarding in Centerville Township.  At 6:52 a.m. More...

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KAOTIC DRUM Line from Chicago performed following the Leland Parade on the Village Green.   More...