May 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Expect delays on M-22

Summer long project underway

Neal Kokowicz, owner of Market 22 on M-22, says his market and deli will be like a shining beacon for those people who will be slowed by construction and decide they need a Coke, ice cream cone or pizza. More...

When is a home a boarding house

Village goes after former administrator

The fate of what Northport Village officials are calling a rooming house owned by former village administrative coordinator Frank Goodroe is being handled at two special meetings — one that was to be held yesterday and another at 4 p.m. More...

Local News

Thousands raised at Spring Fling

When Dale Watkoski of Suttons Bay Township and Grand Rapids took over months ago as chair of the annual Spring Fling Dance/Dinner benefit, his first goal was to spread the word in Leelanau County about the Ed & Irene Fleis Education Fund.  C More...

County Dates

Festival focuses on asparagus   Get your asparagus on at several events being held this weekend as part of the Empire Asparagus Festival. More...

Leland moving toward project

Five companies have been interviewed to serve as construction manager for possible renovations to Leland Public School.  Facilities committee members along with Superintendent Jason Stowe interviewed representatives of the five companies that re More...

Outdoors

8-year-old bags tom with a crossbow

Just in case young Cody Tietje’s luck in hunting is a dream, he may not want to pinch himsef.  Tietje has harvested his second big Tom turkey in two years, both with a crossbow.  More...

Conservancy plans five events in coming week; walks to pulls

The Leelanau Conservancy has a big list of outdoor activities scheduled in the coming week.  Five events are slated. More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

Calendar of Events

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

Letters

Bingham should adopt proposed junk ordinance

To the Editor:   I am writing to respond to “no junk yard ordinance” in the April 20 Leelanau Enterprise at Bingham Township.  The junk is not only growing in size, but now has a brush pile too.  More...

Northport president should take action

To the Editor:   The recent article regarding the 90 day jailing of a Northport Council member raises the credibility of the Council member and President Phil Mikesell. This is a “no brainer” decision.  More...

Farmers invited to migrant meeting

To the Editor:   As spring unfolds and summer approaches there are questions in the minds of local growers: will they have sufficient migrant help to harvest their crops? Or will the fear of deportment keep them away?  More...

Columns

Bear makes his rounds in Omena; birdfeeders at risk

Spring is fully sprung around Omena. The tart cherry trees on Omena Heights are in bloom. The trillium are out all around the point, and other wildflowers are starting to appear. Even the local black bears are out. More...

‘Summer season’ begins this weekend (really!)

This weekend always seems to be the kickoff for the coming Memorial Day weekend with so much happening.  * * *  More...

Looking Back...

5 YEARS AGO May 17, 2012   More...

Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority Building permits issued

Bingham Township  Mac E. and Marian B. Tennant Trustees (Advanced Window Systems Inc.) Construct residential alterations – remove 24’x12’ deck and replace with 24’x10’ unconditioned vinyl patio enclosure at 5977 S. More...

Real estate transfers recorded in county

April 28, 2017  Pamela L. Burton-Vrendenburg to Pamela L. More...

Soil Erosion Permits

Bingham Township  Andrew Frank – (Seeco Contracting) Excavation for 15.5’x14’ 1 story den addition at 3089 S. More...

 

Wi-Fi growth continues as Glen Arbor steps up

Businesses, residents and visitors will have access to free WiFi in Glen Arbor this summer, continuing a progression of online access provided by local communities on the Leelanau Peninsula.  The Glen Arbor Township Board voted 4-0 Tuesday to hi More...

Blossom Sunset

A SUNSET reflects off Good Harbor Bay and toward blooming tart cherry trees on the Hohnke farm in Centerville Township. More...

Bug claimed 20% of tart crop in 2016

Benzie hit hard

Leelanau County is declaring war on the Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD), a fruit fly that experts say could destroy the county’s — and the world’s — red tart cherry industry.  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

Lakers coach calls it quits after 92 seasons

At first, the addition of Paul Christiansen to the Glen Lake basketball program was anything but a welcome sight in the eyes of Don Miller.  “He walked into my life in 1973,” Miller said. More...

McSawby homers as Suttons Bay sweeps Buckley

Baseball roundup

The Suttons Bay bats were in full swing against Buckley on Tuesday. More...

Suttons Bay rolls past Buckley for win No. 10

Softball roundup

Less than a year removed from a one-win 2016 campaign, Suttons Bay softball players have moved their 2017 win total into double digits. More...

Life in Leelanau

Distracted drivers pose increasing threat to construction crews

Mike Mack was flagging traffic last week for a crack sealing operation the Leelanau County Road Commission was doing on Lake Shore Drive when he nearly got hit by a passing car.  “I thought he was going to run into the back of our pick-up More...

Flashy radar trailer slowing traffic

Speeders heading south on Maple City Road last week may have been surprised by the blue and red lights their lead feet triggered.  They may also have been surprised not to see a sheriff’s deputy in their rear view mirror.  More...

Talk of the County

Having a conversation with Marie Walker

Name: Marie Walker  Town or township of residence: Bingham Township.  Resident since: 2003  Age and birthplace: 59, born in Grosse Pointe.   More...

Views

Immigration hysteria is serving no one

Immigration policy has perplexed folks far more heady than us.  Or has it?  More...

In the spirit of cooperation

Competition prepares students for life beyond school.  So does cooperation.  Robotics has become the latest ring for school team competition. More...

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Courts

Contractor allegedly took back materials to bilk homeowner

A 61-year-old Williamsburg man is facing two felonies after allegedly taking more than $18,000 from an Elmwood Township woman to build an addition to her home that was never done.  Gregory H. More...

Man charged with choking his girlfriend, a felony

A 39-year-old Suttons Bay Township man was video arraigned last Thursday in 86th District Court on felony assault charges after an incident that took place on May 9, according to reports from District Court and from the Leelanau County Sheriff’ More...

86th District Court

Ashley M.  More...