The Leelanau Enterprise reports that Elmwood planners are proposing changes to the township Zoning Ordinance that could, in theory, remove some of the decision-making authority to govern new developments from the Township Board. In a proposal that, according to Elmwood officials, would be the first of its kind in Michigan, the responsibility to approve or […]
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The Leelanau Enterprise reports that on Tuesday, the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners voted 4-3 to place an extra-voted millage proposal on a ballot to fund the county’s “Purchase of Development Rights” (PDR) farmland preservation program. Read Farmland preservation vote is authorized in the Enterprise
This week was more springlike, with temps mainly in the 40s and 50s during daylight hours. Tuesday we had temps in the 70s and sunshine and yesterday we had some great rain that instantly turned the green up a few notches. The Week’s Weather Thursday, April 6, 2006: Mostly cloudy & upper 50s (61Â°/30Â°) Friday, […]
Leland River Fog, photo by farlane. Although this photo was taken on June 6, 2002, it looks quite a lot like this morning! In barely related Leelanau photo news, this Traverse City native has photographed a second Great Lakes submarine!
The TC Record Eagle has a really cool feature on a prom fashion show walk, and fundraiser for Suttons Bay Project HERO. Thirty-nine Suttons Bay students wore prom dresses and tuxedos sponsored by various local retailers. Dresses included vintage and contemporary styles while many of the tuxedos included bold colors. The best part is a […]
The TCRE reports that Supporters of the Suttons Bay Area Public Library are rolling out a campaign to convince voters to authorize 0.77 mills to pay for operations. The proposed millage would replace the 0.3 mills currently provided from the Suttons Bay and Bingham township general funds and would equal $77 for every $100,000 of […]
The Leelanau Enterprise reports the emotions ran high Monday as the Glen Lake Board of Education took initial steps to address its looming budget crisis by issuing layoff notices to 11 members of its teaching staff. Glen Lake had estimated a $712,430 budget shorfall for the 2006-07 school year unless cuts were made. Teacher Paul […]
Click the “more” link for a photo of Sugar Loaf, a look back and discussion of the future of this Leelanau County institution.
The Leelanau Enterprise reports that the Empire Township Zoning and Planning Commission has unanimously recommended denial of the request by Grand Rapids-area developer Joseph Moch to rezone the 338 acres from Agriculture-1 to Residential-2. The request will now go to the County Planning Commission for its review and recommendation, and would then be sent to […]
Last week winter delivered an impromtu encore performance, dropping a bit of snow (melted now) and in general slushing things up for a couple days. The Week’s Weather Thursday, March 30, 2006: Mostly sunny & 60s (66Ëš/37Ëš) Friday, March 31, 2006: Mostly sunny & 60s (64Ëš/43Ëš) Saturday, April 1, 2006: Sunny & upper 90s (98.6Ëš/97Ëš) […]
The Freep’s Barbara Arrigo writes that ice records on Grand Traverse Bay show a disturbing new pattern: after 13 decades in which the bay froze at least seven winters out of every 10, the rate slipped in the 1980s, froze only three times in the 90s and only once in the 21st century. The figures […]
GRAND MARAIS, MICHIGAN – At a meeting of the Michigan Society of Speculative Science (MiSSS), Dr. Werner Unterseeboot of the Institute for Great Lakes Submarine Research announced that his advanced photographic analysis has confirmed the validity of the famous “Windy Beach Photo”. The photo was taken by an unidentified vacationer in the late summer of […]