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  • 01/16/19--13:39: Master Gardener class set
  • Registration is open for the 2019 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program offered through the Michigan State University Extension.

    This program is a horticultural education and volunteer service program for adults who have a strong interest in gardening and enjoy sharing their knowledge through volunteerism.

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  • 01/16/19--13:39: New bird count record set
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    By Eric Carlson
    of the Enterprise staff

    It turns out that the Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count in Leelanau County set a new record.

    A record 64 bird species were spotted during the annual event on Dec. 19. The previous record was 63 species.

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    [img_assist|nid=217392|title=|desc= NEW MEMBERS on the Suttons Bay Board of Education were sworn-in by Superintendent Mike Carmean, left, during the board’s organizational meeting Monday. Pictured, from left, are Liz Venie, Lee Grant, Chris DeJong and Thor Mikesell, president.

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    By Eric Carlson
    of the Enterprise staff

    [img_assist|nid=217390|title=|desc= LIONS CLUB MEMBERS on hand at the Cedar-Maple City Lions Club ready to serve a “Cabin Fever Reliever” meal Saturday evening included, from left, Amanda First, Valerie Eimers, Tom Wilcox, Dan Hobbins and Tom Pleva. Proceeds from the annual event support Lions community projects including scholarships and vision assistance.

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    By Amy Hubbell
    special to the Enterprise

    Leelanau County’s two representatives in Lansing have been sworn in and are getting to work in the 100th Legislature.

    One representative has two years of experience and the other is just getting his feet wet.

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    By Daniel Fortune
    of the Enterprise staff

    Residents in the Village of Northport may enjoy the sight of more stars in the night skies going forward.

    At its meeting last Thursday, Village of Northport Council approved a motion to adopt a Dark Sky Lighting Resolution, which should reduce light pollution in the village and render celestial bodies more visible at night.

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    By Daniel Fortune
    of the Enterprise staff

    Residents of the Village of Northport will have to find a new way to jettison spring-cleaning clutter this year.

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  • 01/16/19--13:38: Board elects officers
  • Bill Robinson was re-elected president of the Leland Board of Education during the group’s organizational meeting Monday night.

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    A facilities update on the planned construction/remodeling project was given this week to the Leland Board of Education.

    Superintendent Jason Stowe said the project, approved by voters last year, is now at the “final drawing” stage and is scheduled to go out for bids by the end of the month.

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  • 01/16/19--13:38: M-C woman is graduate
  • Alexis Sattler of Maple City graduated from a degree in family life education from Spring Arbor University.

    Spring Arbor is a Christian liberal arts university located in Jackson County.


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    St. Mary Church in Lake Leelanau will host a new religious education series, “A Biblical Walk through the Mass,” beginning Tuesday Jan. 22.

    Jude Thompson, director of religious education, will facilitate the presentations during weekly meetings on Tuesdays through February.

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    By BILL THOMPSON
    Phone 334-4486
    email: BThomp9264@aol.com

    Not much going on this time of year in our area. Snowbirds are gone and there are not many tourists coming here. Because much of our area is in the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, there are no snowmobiles or snowmobile trails to attract tourists. The permanent shanties are up on the lakes and the portable shanties show up most weekends.

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    By LESLIE DISCH
    Phone/fax 386-5686
    email: phen.omena.2@gmail.com

    It may be the middle of winter, but there’s still lots to do around Omena, both indoors and outdoors. The Leelanau Conservancy provides special opportunities to get outside and enjoy this time of year with its docent-led hikes.

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    The Glen Lake Community Library, in cooperation with the Empire Area Community Center, will host a screening of the movie “Book Club” next Wednesday, Jan. 23.

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    Jared Orban and Molly Maynard exchanged wedding vows in an afternoon ceremony Oct. 6 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, the Rev. Robert Lindstrom officiating.

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  • 01/16/19--13:38: Looking Back...
  • 5 YEARS AGO January 16, 2014

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    The following excerpt and photos are from “Remembering Solon,” a community and family history of the Solon Township area, Leelanau County

    Moses Cate Family

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  • 01/16/19--13:38: Holding ‘it’ pays off
  • By Alan Campbell
    of the Enterprise staff

    Melanie Dembowski did her best, but she couldn’t hold it anymore. She had to go to the bathroom.

    And then she figured the disturbance eliminated her chance of connecting. It was the height of deer season, though, and Melanie as encouraged by her dad, Jeff, to stay in the blind.

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    By Alan Campbell
    of the Enterprise staff

    The consensus among deer hunters in Leelanau County is that the nature of their sport will change drastically in 2019.

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    The Leland Township Library will begin the 2019 season of its Small Business Workshop Series with a presentation on the new business tax law by Jason P. Tank, CFA.

    Current and prospective small business owners are encouraged to attend to learn about how their small business can benefit from, and best prepare for, the new tax law.

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  • 01/16/19--13:38: Cleveland sees housing boom
  • By Eric Carlson
    of the Enterprise staff

    Building activity in Cleveland Township hit a new high in 2018 with more than $5 million in new construction, according to township zoning administrator Bruce Buchan.

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  • 01/16/19--13:38: Photo
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    KEN KORSON has his hands full holding up the 13-point buck he shot on the firearms opener in Bingham Township

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  • 01/16/19--13:38: Family yoga event today
  • The Leelanau Early Childhood Development Commission, Parenting Communities and Leland Township Library will kick off the new year with a family-friendly yoga class tonight.

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    Fans of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are invited to attend a fun and informal snowshoe hike and chili dinner Sunday to help support Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes.

    Park lovers should plan to meet at Cherry Public House, 6026 S. Lake St., in Glen Arbor about 3 p.m., before heading out for a casual snowshoe hike.

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    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 restrooms, will resume using revenue generated by recreation fees.

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  • 01/16/19--13:38: Sip and soup serves 900
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    The first Leelanau Peninsula Vintner Association (LPVA) event of 2019, Sips and Soups, Saturday drew a crowd of 900.

    “This event has a high percentage of local residents in attendance,” said LPVA executive director Lorri Hathaway.

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  • 01/16/19--13:38: SB-Bingham receives grant
  • By Eric Carlson
    of the Enterprise staff

    The Suttons Bay-Bingham Fire & Rescue Department will receive $28,000 in “2-percent” casino revenue sharing funds from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians to pay for some new equipment.

    Members of the Fire & Rescue Authority board learned about the hoped-for influx of cash at their regular monthly meeting last week.

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    By Daniel Fortune
    of the Enterprise staff

    The Leelanau Township Board has begun a process to redevelop the Woolsey Memorial Airport’s terminal building.

    At its last meeting, supervisor Doug Scripps enlightened the board on an unreported matter from October.

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  • 01/16/19--13:38: Photo
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    THIS VEHICLE caught fire about 3:45 p.m. Friday at Shady Lane Market. No injuries were reported.

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  • 01/16/19--13:38: Two arrested after fight
  • Two men were arrested Friday night after an incident at an Elmwood Township home.

    Upon arrival, deputies found an injured man sitting in the driveway of the home.

    An investigation showed that two men living in the home were involved in an argument. The argument escalated to where one man choked the other for a period of time.

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  • 01/16/19--13:38: Dispatch Blotter
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    Wednesday, Jan. 9

    9:20 a.m. — Leland Township — Caller requests a welfare check on his father who missed the morning check-in with him.

    12:04 p.m. — Bingham Township — Fraud.

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  • 01/16/19--13:38: Magistrate Court
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    Steven A. Davies, 57, of 6410 Western Ave., Glen Arbor – Expired registration plate - $145 fines and costs.

    Kim A. Couturier, 65, of 9620 E. Walkabout Lane, Traverse City – Failed to yield - $100 fines and costs.

    Bethany A. Bobier, 23, of 4675 Violet Ln., Traverse City – Failure to maintain equipment - $95 fines and costs.

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  • 01/16/19--13:38: 86th District Court
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    Patti J.

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  • 01/16/19--13:38: Photo
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    IN RECOGNITION of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Jan. 9, State Rep. Jack O’Malley (R-Lake Ann) presented the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office with a plaque of appreciation. Pictured (from left) are Sheriff Mike Borkovich, Rep.

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  • 01/16/19--13:38: County Cuisine
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    This week’s recipe comes to us from Bonnie Nescot of Art’s Tavern with the note, “It is soooooo good.” Her recommendations are to make sure to use good bread, and that if using fresh chorizo—usually easier to find a

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  • 01/16/19--13:38: Talk of the County
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    Name: Dan Miller

    Town: Lake Leelanau

    Resident of county since: 45 years

    Age and birthplace: 45, Cedar

    Occupation: General Contractor, Borealis Homes

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  • 01/16/19--13:38: Deaths recorded in county
  • Gregory L. Detweiler, 65, of Leelanau Township died December 29 in Leelanau Township.

    Bonnie M. Kolarevic, 81, of Wexford Co. died December 30 in Elmwood Township.


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    Imagined Life Counsiling; 101 Dame Street, #4, Suttons Bay – By Kerri Moses, P.O. Box 301, Suttons Bay and C. Richard Solon Jr., 455 N. Vincer Way, Northport.


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  • 01/16/19--13:38: Marriages performed
  • Katrina M. L. McDaniel and Rickey G. Hutson Jr., December 28 in Northport


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  • 01/16/19--13:38: 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).

    Leelanau Township

    Keith Disselkoen – (Kal Excavating) Excavation for digging pond at 13042 Isthmus ($140).

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    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.

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  • 01/16/19--13:38: Construction Code Authority
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    Frank M. and Nancy G. Zerilli (Philip E. Beehler) Construct single family dwelling, one story wood frame, unfinished and finished basement, main floor, covered porch and finished detached garage at 1080 W. Hlavka Road ($276,160).

    Glen Arbor Township

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  • 01/16/19--13:38: 4-H Fun Day in Maple City
  • The Leelanau 4-H Youth Association and several Leelanau County 4-H will host a family event Saturday, Feb. 2.

    4- H Fun Day, scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lions Community Building in Maple City, will feature presentations by many Leelanau 4-H Clubs as well as crafts, science, animals, snow shoeing, exhibits and snacks.

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    Preparations for the upcoming budget year were made this week by the Leland Township Board.

    The board voted unanimously Monday night to schedule the annual meeting of township inhabitants for 10 a.m., Saturday, March 23.

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    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.

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    By Chris Olson
    Special to the Leelanau Enterprise

    The results of a study done by Public Sector Consultants in partnership with Networks Northwest about the challenges families face in finding child care show Leelanau County is in the same boat as other communities around northwest lower Michigan.

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  • 01/16/19--13:38: Poverty in Paradise
  • By Seth Porter
    Special to the Leelanau Enterprise

    The wealthy tourist area of Leelanau is facing an invisible crisis, where more than 1 out of every 7 children are living in poverty.

    That was the thrust of a large presentation, “Poverty in Paradise: a community conversation of consequence” that took place at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Northport Sunday.

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    Good news about Leelanau County residents being able to recycle old automotive tires just got a little better this week.

    The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced this week that Leelanau County’s Solid Waste Council will receive an $8,736 grant this year to collect scrap tires.

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    Spares are starting to get picked up by Glen Lake bowlers.

    The Laker varsity team lost to visiting Traverse City Central, 20-10, but coaches Rod and Ashley Parent are happy to see the progress in the team.

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    by Grant McPherson
    of the Enterprise staff

    Leland is starting to find its stride.

    The Comets hosted Onekama last Thursday, and Olivia Lowe picked up where she left off last game. Lowe led the Comets with 30 points, as Leland earned its fourth victory of the season, holding on for the 58-44 victory against the Portagers (2-5, 1-4 Northwest Conference).

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