Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Bobcat sighting

Check out the wildlife sightings page on the website if you haven't already.  Thanks Jeff Shutz for sharing the bobcat caught on video!


Friday, November 2, 2018

Flood Insurance Information

Randy Borns reports that some mortgage companies are now requiring flood insurance.  This is based on FEMA flood zone maps.  Having a survey completed will determine if your property is in the "flood zone".  Randy has more information and a possible discounted rate for a surveyor.  If you are impacted and want more information, call Randy at 616-502-2213

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Metal rowboat Found

A metal rowboat has washed up on the Steins beach.  Check your boats.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Found - small raft or boat

There is a small, covered boat or swim raft with a green bottom washed up in front of Marilyn Vance's place 1364 ETLR

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Dr. Canale Final Report and Member Directory

The final water quality report from this summers study by Dr. Ray Canale is now available on the web site.  Go to the "Water Quality" tab and scroll down.  General conclusion: "The data show no significant water quality problems in Little Traverse Lake..."

Last call for the new member directory.  We have almost 50 members who have "opted-in".  If you want to be included the form was sent to you on August 11, 2018.  If you can not locate it, send an email to ltlpoa88@gmail.com and we'll get you the form.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Found - Yamaha Wave Runner

A Yamaha wave runner blew onto my shoreline. It’s right next to my dock. 
Molly Phinny
700 ETLR

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Boat, Trailer and Hoist for Sale

 Lou Gurthet is selling his 1995 Maxum 200 SR speed boat (205 hp), with trailer and Shore station.  Contact Lou at LouG@gurthetmedia.com

Friday, August 31, 2018

Light Up the Lake Saturday 9:00 PM

Our annual Light Up the Lake takes place tomorrow, Saturday September 1, 2018 at 9:00 PM.

Flares are still available if you would like to participate.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Lost - Kayak paddle

Doug Verellen lost a black paddle-board paddle with a Sunset Watersports logo on it. If found contact Doug at 


Found - Wooden Chair

A wooden lawn chair washed up on shore.  It is sitting by tree at 953 E Traverse Lake Road.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Found - Outboard motor cover

Black Mercury outdoor motor cover. It's hanging on the clothesline at Sohn residence at 188 E Traverse Lake Rd.  

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Elvis on the Lake

Jake Slater, the Elvis Tribute Singer, will give a show, if it doesn't rain, on Friday, August 10 at 7 PM on Carole Underwood's lakeside deck.    Everyone is welcome to come in pontoons, boats, canoes, etc.                      

Friday, August 3, 2018

Wanted - 20" Bicycle

Wanted: one 20 inch kid's bike to borrow for the month of August or buy. The grandchildren are arriving!  contact Kris Race 231 228-2154

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Pull behind Mega Mambo raft found

A pull behind “Mega Mambo” raft by Rave Sports washed up on Neil Hanna's beach this morning. You can call him at (231) 228-7510 or just stop by and pick it up at 822 East Traverse Lake Road.

New Member-Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Nancy Rankin has been appointed to the Board.  Nancy will take Neil Hanna's place and fulfill his term which ends in August, 2019.  Neil is a valuable asset to the Association and we thank him for his service.

Remember the Annual Meeting August 4, 2018 at the Township Hall, 9:00AM for coffee and treats. 9:30 meeting.  Special guest speaker to address water quality testing.

Friday, July 6, 2018

For Sale

For Sale  

Yellow inflatable castle float, 64" square. FREE.  Great for young kids. My grandkids loved to play on this but  have outgrown it.

FREE, 27" Panasonic TV with working DVD/VHS built in.  

Paddle boat has been stored in garage and very clean,  $250, is in good shape, wired to use battery for optional power.

If interested, please contact Janice Sohn via email sohnjaji@gmail.com or cell 517.242.5642.  Items are in the garage, so "buyer" needs to be able to move them.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Lost swim raft

A swim raft got away in the high winds.  It is 2 years old, maybe 6x6 (?), floating on Styrofoam with a wooden ladder.  If found please call Mary Lou Landry at 231-633-9684.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Fun Run Bike Walk - Koffee Klatch Tomorrow. Annual Meeting Notification

Happy Fourth of July!

Join us tomorrow at 9:30 AM at the Cleveland Township Park for the Fun Run Bike Walk and Koffee Klatch.  Make your choice of activity on the road or just sit and enjoy the coffee and treats at the Koffee Klatch.  You can also pay your dues!

Weather looks good - come and enjoy.

Annual Meeting Notification

The Association bylaws require that 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting, the members be advised of the meeting and the number of Directors which will be elected this year.  The Association Annual Meeting will be held on August 4, 2018 at the Cleveland Township Hall.  This year there will be 4 Directors elected.  Current Directors Jerry Leanderson, Conrad Mason, Kristen Race and Jeff Shutz have agreed to run for reelection.  Any other member interested in serving on the Board should submit his/her name in writing to the Board by July 21, 2018

Be safe and have fun on the Holiday.

Life Jacket Found

During the wind and waves a life jacket made its way to the east end of the lake.  John Beeskow at 248-703-2088 to claim.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Mark Your Calendars

Four dates to put on your calendars:

June 30, 2018 - Coffee with the Board

The Board invites Association members to a casual get together on Saturday June 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM at the Cleveland Township Hall.

The purpose of the meeting is to update you on developments on water quality testing, water levels, and the Heritage Trail.  Also, this is an opportunity to interact with the Board and your neighbors.  Coffee and treats will be provided.

July 4, 2018 - Koffee Klatch and Fun Run/Walk

The combined Koffee Klatch and Fun Run/Walk returns to the Cleveland Township Park on Wednesday the Fourth of July at 9:30 AM.  Plan on coming with all your family and friends to participate in the Fun Run/Walk and our traditional Koffee Klatch.  Drinks and treats are provided.

July 14, 2018 - Around the Lake Garage Sale

The garage sale returns this year and we already have a number of homes participating.  If you would like to join in the fun contact Dave Spathelf at 231 228-5290.

August 4, 2018 - Association Annual Meeting

The annual meeting will be held on Saturday August 4, 2018 at the Cleveland Township Hall at 10:00.  More details to come.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Paddle Boat at Swanson Preserve

A paddle boat has been found partially submerged at Swanson Preserve.  If your missing your boat, it may be at the Preserve on the east end of the lake.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Leelanau County Master Plan Survey

The Leelanau County Planning Commission has sent out a survey as part of the process in updating the County Master Plan.  The survey can be accessed via www.MyLeelanau.info and must be completed by June 25, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018


One of our wilder neighbors caught on video by John Beeskow on the north side of the lake at 1310 ETLR. "Black bears are an important and exciting part of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore...."

Be Bear-Aware: Learn More Here   

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Water Level Readings on the Website - Fireworks Plan

You can check the readings of the water levels at the culverts at TLR and CR-669 by going to the website and clicking on "Water Levels".  There is a tab for "Current and Historical Water Levels".

Water is up due to heavy April snow melt and rain on top of it.

The Fireworks on LTL are scheduled for June 30, 2018 - BABOOOM!!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

New Association Board of Director

At a brief Board meeting held prior to the Winterfest Dinner, the Board elected Conrad Mason to complete the vacant Directors position that was created by the passing of Bob Kraemer.  Conrad will complete Bob's term which ends in August, 2018. 

Winterfest Dinner a Success

The 2018 Winterfest Dinner at the Leland Lodge was enjoyed by the largest attendance in many years.  The Lodge's room was decorated special for our group with plenty of room and good service.   Everyone enjoyed the buffet style dinner with drinks before.  It was nice to see so many new and old neighbors in attendance.  Mark your calendars for next years dinner on Saturday night of Presidents Day weekend.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Winterfest Dinner Reminder

Reminder:  Winterfest Dinner at the Lodge RSVP's are due by Friday, February 10.  We have a good turnout so far.  Check your calendars and try to join us.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

2018 Winterfest Dinner

Happy 2018 to All,

Hopefully everyone had wonderful holidays and are making it through the winter.

We will be holding our Winterfest Dinner (formerly known as Survivors dinner) on February 17, 2018. Here are the details:

Who:      All Association members, families, and friends

What:     A midwinter dinner get together with neighbors and friends. 
               Formerly known as Winter Survivors Dinner, we decided to change the name
               (there is still a lot of winter to survive!) and moved the date back to coincide
               with Presidents Day weekend.

When:    Saturday February 17, 2018
               6:00 PM cocktails with dinner following

Where:    The Leland Lodge
                565 Pearl St. Leland, Michigan  231 256-9848
                  The Lodge will be providing a private dining room and a private area for
                  our social time.  Dinner will be ordered off their menu with a variety of
                  options and prices.  Everyone is responsible for their own charges.

How:        Please RSVP no later than February 10, 2018 by replying to the
                 Associations email address ltlpoa88@gmail.com

Last year we had a great time at the Lodge.  They went out of their way with delicious food and good service.  Hope to see you there.