January 10, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Vacant building may get new life

“You come around the corner at Boone’s and — bam! — there it is.”  A vacant building with huge potential.  The quote is from Suttons Bay Chamber of Commerce president Karen Pontius. More...

Hubbell named Enterprise editor

Publisher John Elchert announced this week the appointment of longtime staff member Amy Hubbell as editor of the Leelanau Enterprise. More...

Local News

County Dates

SIPS & SOUPS   Sips, savory soups and hearty chilis will be paired with delicious pinot noirs, rieslings, chardonnays in the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail’s “Sips & Soups” event, from noon to 5 p.m. More...

Woman killed in crash

An 81-year-old Glen Arbor woman is dead after a two-car crash Tuesday in Empire Township.  Deputies and Glen Lake Fire and Rescue responded just before 8 a.m. to the crash on M-72 at Benzonia Trail (Co. Rd. More...

Lee. Twp. continues Christmas Cove talk

The Leelanau Township Board is still considering ways to protect the eroding shoreline of Christmas Cove.  At its meeting Tuesday, the board heard from Paul Rebori, member of the Parks and Recreation Committee, who spoke about a meeting he recen More...

Outdoors

Rain turns trails to ice

The thought of having one-half inch of precipitation fall in early January would normally have outdoor recreation enthusiasts salivating in Leelanau County. More...

Fishermen catching pike on lake ice

Three young men from Frankfort arose long before sunup on Sunday to fish Bass Lake.  They spent the partly cloudy day chasing flags on tip-ups, and were rewarded with seven pike that didn’t quite make the 24-inch minimum and several smalli More...

Photo

THE GLEN LAKE Garden Club was welcomed by a mosaic of lake ice and occupied fishing shanties on Little Glen Lake Sunday while removing the annual holiday garland and bows decorating the Carl Oleson Jr. Memorial Bridge. Photo by Cathy Martin   More...

Letters

Thanks to EMS

To the editor:   I have always loved Christmas with its religious significance and delightful variety of celebratory music. More...

National Booze Day

To the editor:   New Years Eve might better be called National Booze Day. Even when I was a young child, I have both good and bad memories.  More...

Big Thanks

To the editor:   On behalf of the Royston Family, we want to pass on our thanks to the entire Leelanau community for the kindness and support shown over the past several months during Eric’s battle with cancer.  More...

Columns

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO January 9, 2014   More...

Men with Omena ties bike in Vietnam

This wintery mix of snow, sleet and rain that we’ve had this past week isn’t what anyone wants. But it might be a good time to explore your artistic potential. The Northport Arts Association (NAA) is offering several courses this winter. More...

Snowbirds have flown coop, county

I’m sure that by now everyone has recovered from New Year’s Eve and recovered from the holidays, getting back to life in the North Woods. More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Summary of Building Permits   More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

December 28, 2018  Fernando Hernandez and Jean P Harang to Hawks Nest 13 LLC, Unit 13, Hawk’s Nest Condominium in Glen Arbor Township.  Jessie Duperon and Eric MacLeod to Christian and Jessie Duperon, Section 28 in Leland Township. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Glen Arbor Township  JJ&P Real Estate LLC – (Borealis Homes LLC) Excavation for new dwelling, porches, driveway and septic hookup at 4405 W. Glen Eden Dr. ($140). More...

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will again be accessible to visitors  Free Access 

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will again be accessible to visitors, despite the government shutdown. Superintendent Scott Tucker announced Saturday that visitor services, including plowing of trailhead parking lots and cleaning of restr More...

Four-string fun

‘Ukuladies’ bond through music, sisterhood

When Suttons Bay resident Brooke Johncox received a ukulele for Christmas in 2017, she soon discovered she was in good company.  Having long desired to own one, Johncox, 39, said her new instrument was on her mind when she bumped into an old fri More...

Go Green

HVAC continues to bleed budget

Just 11 years old, the $10.6 million Leelanau County Government Center apparently needs a new heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system that could cost around $1 million to install. 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

Glen Lake opens 2019 with win against N-B

Paige Kohler was all over the floor, helping her teammates make plays.  Glen Lake (6-1, 4-0 Northwest Conference) wasn’t going to let Kohler and North Bay (0-5, 0-4 Northwest Conference) get past, as the Lakers held off the ladies of North More...

Comets fall to Huskies

Benzie Central (4-1, 3-1 Northwest Conference) came into Leland (3-3, 1-3 Northwest Conference) and took it to the Comets.  The Huskies ran past the Comets, 53-22, holding Leland to the lowest scoring output of the season.  More...

Leland holds off Kingsley, earns first NWC win

Leland (4-3, 1-3 Northwest Conference) earned its first win of the new year.  The Comets went back and forth with Kingsley (1-7, 1-3 Northwest Conference) holding on for a 49-43 victory in front of the home crowd in Leland.  More...

Life in Leelanau

New Year, New Beginnings

Exercise, getting key to mental health

New year’s resolutions often include getting more exercise and working to become physically fit. But exercise is equally as important to mental health. More...

New year good time to shape up financially

A new year can mean new goals for a person’s health and other aspects of his or her life.  One area that may get overlooked is a person’s financial wellness.  More...

BEHIND THE PAGES OF THE LEELANAU ENTERPRISE

At the Enterprise, like any business, our strength is our employees. We are blessed to have a team of dedicated professionals working hard to produce the best possible product. Each week we will publish this feature to showcase one of our employees. 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  10 a.m. More...

Views

Potenial is great; so is need for priorities

A couple weeks ago at Christmas time, a number of spouses, parents and other family members were confronted with what was a rare problem for past generations.  What do you get somebody who has everything?  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

We want your input

Putting together and publishing a community newspaper is a fascinating, adrenaline producing, challenging task. More...

Courts

Man arrested, ‘shirtless’

A Lake Leelanau man was arrested for drunk driving this week after striking a telephone pole in Suttons Bay Township.  More...

Driver arrested, child in vehicle

A Suttons Bay woman was arrested Saturday in Elmwood Township after a deputy spotted a van on the side of the road with its door standing open.  About 7:45 p.m., a deputy headed south on Center Highway (Co. Rd. More...

Dispatch Blotter

Wednesday, Jan. 2  2:24 p.m. — Bingham Township — Septic vehicle rolled over, driver not injured. Several gallons of waste leaking from opening.  6:10 p.m. — Empire Township — Caller went on wrong road. More...