Bingham developer asks to downsize

   In an unusual request, the owner of a Bingham Township residential development is asking the township Planning Commission to approve a reduction in the size of the development. Full Story

Maritime group holds crew training sessions

   The Maritime Heritage Alliance (MHA) of Elmwood Township will hold its winter basic crew training in five sessions beginning next Thursday, Jan. 19. Full Story

County home sale prices in 2011 show some stability

   Home sales in Leelanau County finished weaker than their start in 2011, but still notched their best year since 2008. Full Story

Half dozen successful hunters cash in their points

   Six deer hunters in Leelanau County “racked” up winnings at the annual big buck night sponsored by the Leelanau Whitetails organization Sunday at Dick’s Pour House in Lake Leelanau. Full Story

County home sale prices in 2011 show some stability

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Ghost tours planned at Lighthouse Museum

   The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum will host historic ghost walks Saturdays this month and next. Reservations are required for the walks, which start at 2 p.m. this Saturday. Full Story

Memories of the old Omena Inn alive and well

   The manse that the Rev. Peter Dougherty built for his family in 1858 is one of the oldest structures in Omena, and has served as a vital part of the community throughout its history. Full Story

Resident asks V-C to terminate windmill lease

   A resident has asked the Northport Village Council to terminate a wind turbine lease it made with private investors seven months ago. Full Story

Local youth project to be recognized nationally

   A project that involved local youth is receiving a national award from The Corps Network at the group’s annual conference next month. Full Story

Look back at the headlines

   The Enterprise concludes its annual look back at the most significant news stories with brief summaries from every issue in 2011. This week’s overview starts with September and runs through December. Sept. Full Story

Fireworks OK, for now, in Empire Township

   The Empire Township Board won’t ban fireworks in the township. A new state law allows people to light fireworks on their own private property. Full Story

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Clarity needed for Leland fire personnel

   Townships, by their nature, are rarely at the top of their game when handling personnel issues. Full Story

It's nice to be able to call Leelanau County home

   It’s official. I’m now a Leelanau County homeowner. Sealed the deal last Thursday on a new home in Bingham Township off Fort Road and M-22. After nearly seven months of being homeless, OK, just a little kidding. Full Story

Sheriff won't run again Plans to finish fourth term

   The county’s second-longest serving sheriff in history plans to step down at the end of his fourth term on Dec. 31. Full Story

Korson, St. Mary girls claim first win

   Chalk up victory No. 1 for Paula Korson in the battle of Leelanau County coaching in-laws. More importantly count St. Full Story

Bowen re-elected BPW chairman

   Lee A. Bowen was re-elected chairman of the county Board of Public Works (BPW). Bowen, who was absent from the board’s annual organizational meeting on Jan. 3, was re-elected in his absence by members John Popa and Glen M. Full Story

Northport's future, current waterfront plans discussed

   The project engineer for Northport’s marina renovation gave the Village Council a progress report last week. Full Story

Northport's future, current waterfront plans discussed

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Reader's Forum: Support Sutton Bay schools as it copes with uneven playing field

   As a parent in the Suttons Bay School system I wish that the Enterprise would fully explain to the public the inequities of school funding both within Leelanau County and in the state as a whole. Full Story

Eagles land 1st victory in league opener

   The St. Mary boys basketball team started the new year on a good note. Now the Eagles are eager to see if they can carry that winning tune. Visiting St. Full Story

Zemaitis to speak at Republican luncheon

   The Republican Women of Leelanau County will hold a buffet luncheon Monday at the Village Inn in Suttons Bay. Karen Zemaitis, the group’s former treasurer, will be the featured speaker for the 11:30 a.m. event. Full Story

Planners offer ideas on short term rents

   The Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission last week began work on an ordinance that could set rules for township property owners seeking to rent seasonal residences and other properties to visitors. Full Story

Public Notice - Notice of Modification - Mark A Stachnik


New construction lags from years past

   Consumers are remaining cautious when it comes to launching new construction projects. So say contractors who are hoping the worst is over and better days are on the horizon after the least lucrative year for spending on construction since 1990. Full Story

Leelanau County Notice to the Public

   The Leelanau County Government Center will be closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Full Story

New construction lags from years past

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Bingham Township Notice to the Public

   Board Meeting December 19, 2011 Synopsis of Minutes – unapproved draft The meeting was called to order at 7pm by Supervisor Ard: also present were Trustee Werner, Clerk Core, Treasurer Grant, Recording Secretary Johnson, staff members Patmore a Full Story

Bingham Township Zoning Board of Appeals

   Notice to the Public The Bingham Township Zoning Board of Appeals will conduct a Public Hearing and consider the following request on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Full Story

Governor's term hinges on efforts to save Detroit

   Governor’s like to control their own destiny. They are control-freaks in the most benign sense of the word in that they don’t like tackling unanticipated issues. In a perfect world that would not happen. Full Story