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Local News

Orphan Annie’s influence affects lives of foster children in Leelanau

The story of a little red-headed orphan changed the life of one Leelanau County resident.  “I watched ‘Annie’ at four or five years old,” Suttons Bay resident Sara Caldwell said. More...

Here’s how you can help

Foster care is a critical service.  With numbers of children in care now higher than they have been in a decade, the most recent report released by the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) stated there were 437,465 fos More...

County Dates

Step back in time to Port Oneida Fair   More...

Outdoors

More than 100 artists take to the outdoors

The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s (GAAC) three-day Plein Air Weekend succeeded not only because of the talented artists that participated, but also because of the many hands that helped.  And sunny skies helped.  More...

Meet nationally renowned artists at your favorite county sights

A plein air art festival

The summer season may be winding down, but the momentum of plein air artists creating art in Leelanau County will only increase in the coming days.  The inaugural six-day plein air painting festival will kick off Monday with Paint Grand Traverse More...

Summer Singers to close out Manitou Music series

When the Summer Singers take the stage Tuesday, 60 voices will create a chorus for the finale of the 28th annual Manitou Music Festival.  They’ll be paying tribute to the choir’s former director, Dana Allen.  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  7:20-8:20 a.m. More...

Letters

Thank you from the Glen Lake Woman’s Club

To the editor:   More...

On sunflowers and hospitality

To the editor:   More...

Letter writer made up facts; ‘blatantly false’

To the editor:   Re: Letter to the Editor titled “Justify this!”  I am pleased to read that your policy is to “withhold or edit letters whose content is questionable or cannot be substantiated.” I only wish that you More...

Columns

Npt. Dog Parade going to the cats

The Northport Dog Parade has extended an invitation to participate to all of the Omena Village Council including feline mayor Sweet Tart McKee, which breaks a long-time tradition of no animals except dogs in the parade. More...

Employees, your bosses miss you

Summer is winding down, but it has been a great one and still is a great one. The businesses in the area are experiencing the same problems that all tourist areas experience with employees at this time of year. More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO August 8, 2013 More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Village of Suttons Bay  Bahle Enterprises Inc. (Robert Witkop Builder Inc.) Construct commercial unfinished 12 unit storage building, “VB” construction, “S-1” Use at 1011 S. Bracken Drive ($196,160).  More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

July 17, 2018  Laurence Y. Cheung and Li-Mon H. Cheung, Trustees under the Li-Mon H. Cheung Living Trust to Kathleen J. Crispell, Unit 4, Lake Street Condominium in Glen Arbor Township (Valuation Affidavit filed).  More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Jason Gross – (Leelanau Redi Mix) Excavation for new home on a crawl space at 3682 S. Lake Leelanau Drive ($140).  Cleveland Township  More...

Officials wary of bike route

56 miles are in the county

The Ironman 70.3-mile triathlon may have gotten support from the Traverse City City Commission, but supports seems to be lagging among Leelanau County officials. More...

County ups funds for senior program

Millage increase approved

A rapidly-aging population of Leelanau County voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a millage increase to support the county’s Senior Services Department.  Currently, taxpayers are paying a property tax rate of 0.275 mill to support pr 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

Fall sports action returns

New goals, new teams, new season

Fall sports teams officially kicked off their 2018 seasons with practice this week.  Garrick Opie has taken over the head coaching position after Dan Durkin resigned at Suttons Bay, and veteran Glen Lake coach Jerry Angers said his team will be More...

Borkovich earns call-up

The phone rings, Walter Borkovich answers.  A big smile comes across his face as he hears the news.  Borkovich was called up to the High-A Florida Fire Frogs in the Atlanta Braves minor league system.  More...

Roubaix races go down to wire in Suttons Bay

Dramatic finishes highlighted the 11th annual Cherry-Roubaix Gran Fondo on Saturday as all four races were decided by one second.  Nolan Vanderzwaag and Mike Tramoneini both finished with the same time of 3:31:58, with Braiden Voss from Suttons More...

Life in Leelanau

Budding vet: bigger is better in animal care

Elephant care in Thailand

Caring for cats and dogs may be enough for some veterinary students, but others prefer larger — and more exotic — patients.  Count 2015 Leland School graduate Jaden Prevost as one who is working beyond the norm. More...

Northport student well prepared for Rotary exchange with Brazil

For one Northport Public School student, the summer of 2018 will end with a different language. Rising junior Joy Ogemaw traveled just under 12 hours by plane to Brazil to experience the culture and language of the South American country. More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Darlene Garland

Name: Darlene Garland  Town or township of residence: Bingham Township  Resident since: I’ve lived in Leelanau County for 50 years.  Age and birthplace: 79 and Jackson, Michigan   More...

Views

What we gleaned from the Primary

With the results of the 2018 Primary Election all of a few hours old, what have we learned? Some things. One was that the best outcome of elections in Leelanau County — and across America — remains. More...

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Full Story

Fishing, hunting add up to outdoor time

Rain falls, fish bite.  Fishing comes easy to some in Leelanau County.  They have patience and don’t mind being on the water for countless hours. Some trips are successful, and some trips are not. More...

Courts

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Aug. 1  10:07 p.m. — Leland Township — Vehicle parked illegally near River and Main Street.  12:10 p.m. — Leelanau Township — Neighbor sent caller a text about activity at her home. More...

Magistrate Court

Justin A. Davis, 23, 4766 Labo Road, Newport - Expired registration - $110 fines and costs.  Cleber V. Borges, 28, Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills - Speeding 86 mph in 55-mph zone - $200 fines and costs.  Wyatt W. Daniels, 17, 3995 S. More...

Alcohol, drugs the cause of 4 arrests

A 26-year-old man from Traverse City was arrested for drunk driving early Sunday after a two-crash accident.  Deputies responded to the intersection of South Good Harbor Trail and West Eitzen at 12:06 a.m. More...