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Volume 43 • Number 2

It’s Cold!

Winter weather, sub-zero wind chills force school closures

(Photo courtesy Tom Kilpatrick)

Emmet County

Northern Michigan started 2014 in deep freeze mode, with temperatures hovering in single digits and wind chills dipping well below zero. True to the heart of northerners, however, the rule of “no bad weather, only bad clothing choices” remains in full effect-- with winter enthusiasts hitting slopes, trails, and yes, even streets to celebrate winter. On January 1, the annual New Year’s Day Run in downtown Harbor Springs hosted 51 runners despite sub-zero temperatures-- Harbor Springs resident Jennifer Miller’s frozen eyelashes (left) are proof of just how cold it was-- raising $445 for the Harbor Springs sk8 park. As a “polar vortex” swept arctic air across the midwest early in the week of January 6, windchill concerns caused school closures across the area for the first two days of this week.



Controller served county for 30 years

Winter onslaught keeps municipal crews busy By Mark Flemming

Lyn Johnson passed away suddenly on Monday

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By Kate Bassett Harbor Light Newspaper

Words like “visionary, friend, and leader” are being repeated again and again as friends and co-workers share memories and honor the life of Emmet County Commissioner Lyn Johnson, who passed away suddenly on January 6. Johnson, who was just 65, served E m m e t County for more than Lyn Johnson 30 years. His (Courtesy photo/Emmet County) passion for the community was well-known, and the list of accomplishments that took place during his tenure could likely fill an entire newspaper. “Emmet County was so fortunate to have Lyn Johnson at its helm for the last 30 years as Controller. His mission was to continue to look for ways to improve life for the residents and visitors of Northwest Michigan, and that he did,” said Beth Eckerle, communications director for Emmet County. -CONTINUED on page 8.

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Gow Litzenburger (center) displays the plaque he received after being named Man of the Year at the 49th Annual Game Dinner at Nub’s Nob in December. Surrounding Litzenburger are event organizers (from left) Jeff Pagel, Dale Meyer, Bryan Burley, Litzenburger, Gary Morse, Tom Behan, Tom Behan II and Dave Meyer. (Photo courtesy Art Tebo)

Harbor Springs resident, business owner named ‘Man of the Year’ at Game Dinner By Andy Sneddon

Litzenburger fits that bill. His business, Litzenburger Landscape – yes “If people ask for help with that Litzenburger Landscape with For once, Gow Litzenburger had things and projects, I try to the distinctive classic green-andnothing to say. “I was shocked,” white Chevrolet and GMC trucks – is never say no to stuff in the he said. “I was speechless. And I nearing its 29th anniversary. always have something to say. You community.” It has grown from a one-man show talk about the cat got my tongue. I -Gow Litzenburger – Litzenburger started it on his own couldn’t believe my ears.” in the mid 1980s – to a company that The source of Litzenburger’s exasemploys more than 60 workers in the summer months, peration, the reason the normally garrulous 49-year-old operating out of a 28-acre site on Hedrick Road. Harbor Springs resident went silent? He was named Man “Number one, he’s very apparent in the community of the Year at the annual Game Dinner in December at with his trucks and how he handles his staff, how he Nub’s Nob. handles his clients, how he keeps his equipment up,” “They had this chart and who was the Man of the Year said Tom Behan, another of the organizers. “He’s a big in different years, and I knew a lot of the guys,” LitzenInventory giver in a lot of ways. … Helping the local municipalities, burger said. “They’re very, very accomplished people.” It was the 49thClearance annual Game Dinner, a gathering of the bikeway, the townships, the charitable organizations men from varied walks of life from the Harbor Springs that he continually helps in a very quiet way.” Men and Women While the good-natured Litzenburger is very welland Petoskey areas. With rare exceptions, the organizknown in the community, he takes an understated tack Hilda ers name a Man of the Year, a person who is generally when it comes to blowing his own horn. a leader in business, and who also is very communitywinter hours 11-5 “If people ask for help with things and projects, I try minded, one who gives back to the community in varied to never say no to stuff in the community,” he said. Mon-sat ways. “People are grateful. It always feels nice when you help “And does it humbling and modestly, like Gow does,” address phone with this or sponsor that, and you get a little nod from said Bryan Burley, one of the small group of men on the them. That goes a long way. Makes you feel good, makes de facto selection committee, which also sends out invitayou want to do more stuff.” tions to the annual event. “They just do whatever they can Special to Harbor Light Newspaper

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Northern Michigan has been buried in frigid temperatures, loads of snow, and white-out winds this winter. While this makes die-hard northerners happy-- ski hills, cross country trails, and other winterrelated activities are experiencing epic conditions-- it also turns local road commission and Department of Public Works crews into superheroes who need to be on the job almost 24 hours a day, seven days a week. According to Harbor Springs DPW superintendent, Joel Clark, “relentless” would be the perfect description for this season’s onslaught of snow/wind/ice. “We have to keep the roads plowed,” Clark said of the seemingly never-ending task of clearing Harbor Springs streets. “Fortunately, we have good equipment and good crews.” The wicked winter weather actually required Clark to add a member to his crew to work from 10 p.m.-6 a.m., helping to maintain equipment and keep roads and hills safe for morning commutes to school and work. Clark said the DPW has already used 150 tons of salt so far this winter (in a normal season the crew usually goes through 300-400 tons total). Despite the increased workload, Clark said his department is still on budget for the winter. At the county level, Emmet County Road Commission engineer manager Brian Gutowski said while his crew is always ready for whatever Mother Nature throws their way, this season is keeping everyone on their toes. “We are definitely way ahead of our salt usage and overtime this year compared to the last several years,” he said, noting the average age of the county’s snowplow fleet-- 13 years old-- adds to the challenges of current conditions. “We have several breakdowns on every storm, making it difficult to keep up with the routes. I have to give credit to all my employees -CONTINUED on page 3.


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Commissioner’s Corner

American Life in Poetry

Long-time Emmet County controller stood out as ‘true public servant’


Editor’s Note: Charlie MacInnis is the Emmet County Commissioner for District 3, which encompasses the City of Harbor Springs, Little Traverse Township and a small portion of Bear Creek Township. We invited MacInnis to submit an occasional column from his seat on the board as a way to keep his district, and our readers, apprised of county government issues. This week we asked him to reflect on the sudden passing of Emmet County controller Lyn Johnson.

By Charlie MacInnis Emmet County Commissioner, District 3

Lyn Johnson, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday at the age of 65, was Michigan’s longest serving county controller, and possibly one of the longest serving in the nation. I had the privilege of working with him for only a year as a county commissioner. He told me on more than one occasion that, if we needed to lay someone off in the county to save money, it should be him. He said the staff, many of whom he hired, could run the county just fine without him. Lyn was very proud of the people that he had hired and was very confident of their abilities. He had a lot to be proud of. Under his more than three decades of leadership, Emmet County is one of the most progressive counties in Michigan. He hired Elisa Seltzer 23 years ago to begin a recycling program that, today, is a national model. Just last weekend, I took my four-year-old grandson to the transfer station to show him what a recycling center looks like. He was properly impressed.


Lyn put together or participated in deals that resulted in the acquisition of land and rights of way for the county park system and the non-motorized trails that have become wildly successful. Many people are probably still scratching their heads over the creation of a Dark Sky Park at the Headlands but I’m confident it will stand the test of time and become yet another major draw for our resort and tourist economy. The three-county 911 system, created on Lyn’s watch, is a model of intergovernmental cooperation. It was created long before I joined the board so I don’t know much about the birthing process that brought it to life. I do know that Jim Tamlyn, our board chairman, played a central role in its creation. However, I also know that he and Lyn worked closely together on just about everything of importance to the county and this probably was no exception. Frankly, I can’t begin to summarize all of Lyn’s accomplishments because I have come so late to the party. But for sheer tenacity, dedication and longevity, I know that he stands out as a true public servant. And, at age 65, he had no plans to retire soon. The county board of commissioners will soon embark on a most important job: finding someone to fill Lyn’s shoes. Because of the talented people leading and serving in the county’s departments today, the next leader and the residents of Emmet County will benefit from Lyn’s legacy for many years to come.

One of our first columns, published in 2005, had to do with a pair of high-heeled red shoes, and some trouble they brewed up, and now, at last, we have a pink pantsuit to go along with those dangerous pumps. This delightful poem is by Nancy Simpson, who lives in North Carolina.

Pink Pantsuit It hangs around the wardrobe for days, dull, or reclines in the hamper like a flattened flamingo. I wash it in soft water. I give it new life, and what thanks? It walks out the door with my legs, through the gate, headed straight for the racetrack. American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation (www., publisher of Poetry magazine. It is also supported by the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Poem copyright ©2010 by Nancy Simpson from her most recent book of poems, Living Above the Frost Line, Carolina Wren Press, 2010. Poem reprinted by permission of Nancy Simpson and the publisher. Introduction copyright © 2013 by The Poetry Foundation. The introduction’s author, Ted Kooser, served as United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004-2006. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.

Alanson Public Schools Jason Losey Stacey Madagame Karen McFarland Catherine Stonhouse Angela Wicker Wade Williams Josh Wyatt Beaver Island Community School Jessica Anderson Brian Cole Dana Hodgson Karen Johnson Gerald LaFreniere Dawn Marsh Barbara Schwartzfisher

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Boyne City Public Schools Zareena Koch Ross McLane Jeff Mercer Billie Reinhardt Ken Schrader Lisa Schrock Ed Vondra

board members ensure equal learning all students. During School Board Recognition month, we honor these individuals for their untiring

Notice the reliable team of horses pulling the less-reliable Fordson tractor.

dedication to students.

Financial aid for college will be the topic of a free program at North Central Michigan College on Wednesday, January 29. North Central’s financial aid office is hosting the program as a community service for parents and students attending or planning to attend any college or university. The program will take place from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the college library on the Petoskey campus. The program will include an explanation of the categories, types and sources of financial aid, the cost of attending college, expected family contributions, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and scholarship searches. For more information on the program, contact Virginia Panoff, North Central’s director of financial aid at 231-348-6698.

Ellsworth Community School Carol Drenth Susie Gardner Mark Groenink Betsy Randall Kandi Randall Nancy Russell Chris Wallace Harbor Springs Public Schools Shauna Bezilla Julie Cupps Tim Davis Paul Fairbairn Robert Fuhrman Bryan Lauer Gary Morse Pellston Public Schools Constance Dzedzie Sheila Eaton James Milbrandt John Ritter Kathy Smith Rob Thomson Mark Zink

Boyne Falls Public Schools Bill Bielas Aimee Blackford Bill Cousineau Christine Kondrat-Thomas Heather Smith Joe Westbrook Kurt Wilson

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College hosting financial aid program Jan. 29

Public Schools of Petoskey Frank Lamberti Mary B. Ling Karen Morison Kathy Reed Ralph Tramontini

Central Lake Public Schools Melanie Eckhardt Betsy King Keith Shafer Greg Shooks Tracy Spaulding Sarah Thayer Sue Wagner

Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District Barry A. Anderson Thelma Chellis Mary P. Jason Tom Johnson Carol Mc Donnell Beverly G. Osetek Jane Roberts

Charlevoix Public Schools Nancy Allison Bo Boss Glen Catt Dick Joseph Kevin Pearsall Mike Pearsall Valerie Snyder

North Central Michigan College Jean Beckley John Fought David Kring Marion Kuebler Phil Millard Irma Noël Dr. James Shirilla

East Jordan Public Schools John Hunter Scott Nachazel Kevin Shepard Ted C. Sherman Laura Snyder Mike Spence Nancy Tyree

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Inside the ‘Vortex’

National weather forecasters have been calling this latest winter blast a “polar vortex.” Whatever you call it, Northern Michigan has been feeling its cold wrath for the past couple of days. (Photos by Mark Flemming)

Crews busy keeping roads clear

Pictured above, the view from inside one of the city of Harbor Springs plow trucks. City and county crews have been keeping very busy so far this winter.

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including the drivers and mechanics that are needed to keep us going.” With the holidays over and a “polar vortex” blast of wellbelow zero wind-chill temperatures and lake effect snow closing local schools Monday and Tuesday (January 6 and 7), fewer drivers are braving the blustery conditions. Still, road crews are out day after G day (and night ING after night) T TIN S I S L I working to maintain the safest L NEW possible. G streets NEW N I “This is Northern Michigan LIStoT get snow. We and weEexpect W N things slow down just hope soon,” Gutowski said.




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Business Notes: Grain Train Natural Foods Market opens satellite store in Boyne City The Grain Train Natural Foods Market opened the doors to a new Boyne City satellite store, the Grain Train Neighborhood Market, in December. Located at 104 S. Park Street, the market is a downtown Boyne City source for whole and organic foods, local products including meat, poultry, honey, veg-

etables and fruits, as well as supplements, personal care products and cleaning supplies that align with the mission and values of this long-time northern Michigan cooperative. Although just one-quarter the size of the Petoskey store, Boyne City shoppers will find many of their favorite items

regularly stocked on store shelves. Shoppers will also have the opportunity and ease of ordering any unstocked items directly from the Petoskey store for delivery and pick up in Boyne City. “We look forward to serving the Boyne City community with the quality products that

northern Michigan residents have come to expect from the Grain Train,” said Robert Struthers, General Manager of the Grain Train Natural Foods Markets. “This second location is in line with our mission to provide greater access to healthy food choices and to bring our successful coopera-

tive business into other parts of our northern Michigan region.” The Grain Train is known for being a part of the Petoskey community for over 40 years, and said the plan is to carry their time-honored values and philosophy over to the new Boyne City store. Customers can shop or stop in the Boyne

City market for coffee and graband-go deli items seven days a week. Staff can be reached at the Boyne City store at 231-4594522. For more information, log onto the new Grain Train website at -Submitted by Grain Train Natural Foods Market

Sharon Slocum retires from Matthews Nursery after 56 years of service

A few words from Sharon: In February 1957 a teacher, Mr. Beer, asked if I would be interested in a part time job. Eder Matthews was looking for a “Girl to help Fridays.” I gladly accepted the opportunity. At this time, Matthews-Hall consisted of three businesses in Harbor; Real Estate by Eder, Matthews Nursery by Jim Matthews and insurance by Robert Hall. I started doing odd jobs, a true grunt, and quickly moved to rating and writing insurance policies. I also composed lots of letters for Mr. Matthews off the dictaphone. As other girls came and went, I moved on to work with Mr. Matthews in real estate, and then started working for Jim at the nursery. When the book keeper left due to illness. I took over the bookkeeping. In 1973 E.C. Matthews passed; two years after that I moved to Ann Street with Jim. Unfortunately in 1987, Jim passed at 60-years-old. The business was taken over by Paul and Cliff. In 1996, the nursery was moved to Welsheimer Road and is still there today. In 2004 Paul and Cliff separated, and in 2010 Cliff passed at age 59. Eddie Schlosser took over at that point and has been my employer since. I look back at the last 56 years I’ve been employed here and can’t imagine where the time has gone. I’ve seen lots of employees come and go. Some have been here 20-plus years, some only one season, but I’ve enjoyed them all, and will miss them. Its been a long ride but a fulfilling one. I see the station in sight and its time for me to get off. Love to all, Sharon


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Organizations Emmet Society celebrates poet’s life Jan. 24 The life and work of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, will be celebrated by the Robert Emmet Society in Petoskey. The society sponsors this event from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at City Park Grill in Petoskey. Robert Burns, also known as Robbie Burns, was born Jan. 25, 1759 in Scotland. He


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died July 21, 1796. He was known as Scotland’s national poet with such famous works as A Red, Red Rose, Tam o’Shanter and Auld Lang Syne. He is also considered a pioneer of the Romantic movement. His birth is celebrated throughout the world by Scottish and Celtic-themed organizations with a traditional Robert Burns dinner, complete with poetry reading and bagpipes. The Robert Emmet Society is honoring this poet that hails from Ireland’s Celtic cousin, Scotland, with it’s own Robert Burns Dinner that features such items as: cock-a-leekie soup, meat pie, fish and chips and desserts such as whiskey cake. Poetry reading of Burn’s famous works will take place, and guests are invited to join in. Additionally, there will be poetry readings of works written by the Irish patriot Robert Emmet, the namesake of Emmet County. Plus, guests of the dinner will be invited to read their own original poems in the spirit of the literary theme of the night. Prizes for most popular poem will be given. The evening will also include a taste of the famed

Scottish dish haggis, as well as bagpipes and Celtic-themed music by the local band The Hooligans. The cost is $10 per person. This gets you entry into the event and a chance to try the haggis. Please call the City Park Grill at (231) 347-0101 for reservations. The Robert Emmet Society is a local community organization that sponsors an outstanding North Central Michigan College Student for a fall semester of study in Galway, Ireland. The Robert Emmet SocietyMission Statement is: To Educate and enrich the community about Robert Emmet, the namesake of Emmet County Michigan, and the history and cultural heritage of Irish immigrants in America. The organization is sponsoring this winter event to raise funds for the NCMC scholarship and a new music scholarship program called The Ned Fenlon Music Award that will provide music education to area students. For more information on the Robert Emmet Society, visit

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Harbor Springs...Now and Then Musings, memories & news about you By CYNTHIA MORSE ZUMBAUGH | 231.526.7842 On the last Sunday of 2013, I was privileged to be in the congregation at the Stutsmanville Chapel for the last regular Sunday for Ed Warner as Pastor; he is not done at the church but that was his final scheduled Sunday service. I know that churches change leadership on a regular basis,

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but that has not been the case with the Stutsmanville Chapel. In the past fifty six or fifty seven years, there have been only three regular pastors there. In these days of instability, that is quite an accomplishment and it made me do a little investigating that I would like to share with you. I would like to thank Don Garber and Ed Warner for their assistance. The little white church building on the corner of Stutsmanville and State Rd, across from The Fish restaurant, was originally a Catholic Church in Cross Village. In the early 1900’s, the community around Stutsmanville purchased the church, dismantled it and over quite a long period, the boards were transported to Stutsmanville by wagon. Entire families including woman and children took part in stacking the wood and even straightening the nails for reuse to save money. Originally the church joined with the Methodist Church but dealing with a visiting pastor didn’t raise excitement for the church and they shortly closed up shop, so to speak. Fast forward to 1957 and the arrival of Willis and Gladys Miller, representing the Mennonite Church. They had

A Sunday morning at Stutsmanville Chapel in 1957 (as identified by Gladys Miller, from the front ): Dan Warner, Larry Truman, Ken Morse, Sandy Morse, Glendee Morse, Carol Morse, Jeannette Miller, Geraldine Miller, Tim Oaks, Dan Truman; second row: Larry Morse, Nancy Warner, Rose Warner, Ed Warner, Eleanor Kurburski, Ruth Morse, Bob Truman, Delta Weaver; Third row: Sonny Warner, Lula Oaks, Leo Oaks, Cecil Morse, Gayle Kurburski, Don Seamon, Linda Morse, Helen Truman, Pearl Seamon, Gladys Miller, Marian Morse, Cynthia Morse (baby). (Courtesy photo)

moved to Petoskey from Indi- filled in but soon twenty-six ana and were on the lookout year old Menno Kuhns and for new “areas of outreach.” his family moved here from They happened upon the Indiana to fill the void. Leroy abandoned church, con- and Laura Garber had relotacted several members of the cated their family to the area community and began offer- in the late fifties, they were ing Bible and Sunday school very involved in the church classes for the children, along and Laura Garber and Esther with some revival meetings. Kuhns were sisters, so this According to the account move seems like a natural one. that I just read by Gladys MillThe Kuhns lived here from er Mast, wife of the first pastor, 1961 to 1974, they had five it was actually my father who children who were very inapproached them on behalf volved in the school and the of the local community and youth program at Stutsmanasked if they would consider ville blossomed. There were   providing regular Sunday some ups and downs with the morning services. Her hus- new minister, as is often the   band, Willis Miller, agreed case, but the church contin  and became the first pastor ued to grow. According to Ed   of Stutsmanville Chapel. After Warner, it was sometime dur a short time, the Millers pur- ing this period, in the mid to chased a small store/gas sta- late sixties, when the church      tion directly across the road began considering itself nonwhere The Fish is now located. denominational rather than I’ve told my husband that I’ve Mennonite. Menno drove spent the night at The Fish. the school bus, Esther held That’s a bit of an exaggera- 4-H classes in their home tion, but it is the same general (she taught me to embroider) location and I do remember and they were a part of the staying there with Charlotte greater community, not just and Willie Miller. Stutsmanville. For Week: 12/31/13 During this time, a group Carlton, Joyce, Glenda, from Goshen, Indiana, came Mark and Philip went to to help with repairs on the school with us and they all building and to help re- became part of our lives. Jim Dika shingle the roof. Along with In 1974, Menno Kuhns Harbor Springs Computers many men from the local made the decision to accept community, P.O. Box 141 the church re- the pastorate for a church ceived a facelift. Sadly, shortly in Wisconsin and Ed Warner Harbor Springs, 49740 took over the reins, where he after arriving MI in Petoskey, From the Willis Miller was diagnosed remained for the next forty 231-526-5888 Elizabeth Carrott with Hodgkin’s disease, but years. During the time, the collection that didn’t stop him from congregation outgrew the continuing his work. In 1959, confines of the little white Acoustic Guitar/Voice the Millers had a son, Wil- church and a1916” new, larger “Anything Electrical Since folk.blues.jazz lie, in addition to their three building was built off Stut439 Pine Street Harbor Springs, MI 49740A little over a year smanville Road, behind the daughters. ee s n later, in December of 1960, original church. a Bo White Don’t miss Hank & Stan with & the Tarczon Bros. Willis passed away just 34 I think that most people Rhythm 721 Section W.(Herb L akeGlahn + Bob Bowne = “Hank & Stan”) Lake years of age. would acknowledge the imSaturday, 12 - From 8pm - before 12am Harbor Sept. Springs For a short time, the Pastor pressive record of only three At Little Traverse Bay Golf Club (in the tent) 231.526.5571 email: from the Mennonite church pastors in almost sixty years, Free-will offerings for Manna Food Project are encouraged 7450 Hughston Roadwith • Harbor Springs in Petoskey, Homer Yutzy, Ed serving for the lion’s 


share of that time. Few people in the area have not attended some function at the church, either the Journey to Bethlehem program that is held every December or a wedding or funeral, or Bible School as a child or the youth programs in their teen years. In reading the information that I received from Don Garber prior to writing this column, I had to smile at the memories that came flooding back for me. The names of families from the neighborhood who were so integral in the early days of the church; the Trumans, the Niswanders, the Ceases, the Seamons, the Garbers, the Kuburskis, the Cupps, the Warners, the McFarlands and my own parents. I wish that I could have shared the documents as written; they were too long to do that, but the stories of faith and perserverance were amazing. She shared funny little anecdotes regarding neighborhood children like Flip McFarland and talked of the shared community sadness when Willis (Sonny) Warner drowned. Probably my favorite story was of Harlan Washburn leaving his gun with her at the store as security for $2.00 worth of gas so he could look for a job. Two years later, he returned and paid the debt at 50 cents a week until he could take his gun. By the

way, the security was his idea, not Mrs. Miller’s. He wanted to prove something and he did it. It was a different world. We will probably talk more about Ed and Mary Warner when Ed officially leaves his position, but for now we can thank him for his service and for the memories. Forty years have flown by, haven’t they? They watched some of us grow, we in turn watched their children reached adulthood.. Ed grew up in this church; in looking at some at some old photos from the original church, there is an eleven or twelve year old Ed, front and center. His roots with the church go too deep for him to ever really be gone. We have a few birthdays to mention this week, beginning with Chris LuHellier on Thursday, January 9. On Friday we send birthday wishes to Erik Lambert, Lisa Mathews Caudle and Annie Mooradian and on Saturday to Dan Pellegrom and David Renker. Sunday, January 12, Happy Birthday to Roy McFarland and on Monday to Ruth Bodzick Mccullough. On Tuesday, January 14, we send long distance wishes to Wade Becker and finally, on Wednesday, Happy Birthday to Dirk Willard, John Shinaberry and Cheyenne Worthington.

Community Foundations invite grant requests The Charlevoix County Community Foundation and the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation invite area nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and municipalities to submit grant requests to put local charitable dollars to work in our area. Grant applications to support arts and culture, education, the environment, community and economic development, health and human services, recreation and youth are available by calling your respective com-

munity foundation office. All applicants must call to discuss their proposals in advance. Eligible nonprofit organizations must serve residents of Charlevoix County or Emmet County and work to enrich or improve life for local residents. The deadline for submission is Monday, March 3, 2014. Applications will be reviewed by community members and the youth advisory committee members and recommendations will be reviewed by the respective Boards of Trustees. The community founda-CONTINUED on page 8.

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Sk8 Park open for winter season The Harbor Springs Sk8 park is open for the season. Hours are Mon-Fri 3-8 pm, Sat & Sun 10 am-8 pm. Kiwanis Park Sledding hours are: Fri, 3-8 pm; Sat & Sun 10 am-8 pm. Rental skates are available for $2. Hockey sticks, pucks goalie equipment is available. Snacks can be purchased For more information on upcoming events at the rink and Kiwanis Park, call the rink 526-0610.

Audubon Society holds bird count The Petoskey Regional Audubon Society (PRAS) held its annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on Wednesday, December 14. A long-standing program of the National Audubon Society, this is an early winter bird census where volunteers stay within a 15-mile diameter circle. The count circle for PRAS is centered at the State Police Post at the intersection of M-119 and US-31. Count compiler Ed Pike reported they had a good day for the count: “temperatures were a chilly 8 degrees with cloudy conditions, moderate winds from the east, light snow showers in the afternoon and about a foot of snow on the ground. There were 14 people who braved the cold to count birds in the field and three people who counted at their feeders. We ended the day with a good total of 55 species and a total of 5101 birds counted. New or rarely seen on the count were Pintail, Gadwall, Pacific Loon, Red-shouldered Hawk, Field Sparrow The weekly Crossword Puzzle is brought to you courtesy of: and White-throated Sparrow. A high of 20 Bald Eagles were counted. Few winter finches were around this year.” The following is a sample of the birds counted: Canada Goose, 1189; Mute Swan, 24; Red-breasted Merganser, 30; Ruffed Grouse, 1; Red-tailed Hawk, 2; Mourning Dove, 167; Belted Kingfisher, 2; Red-bellied Woodpecker, 12; Pileated Woodpecker, 4; Blk-capped Chickadee, 374; Dark-eyed Junco, 50; N. Cardinal, 28; Purple Finch, 2; House Finch, 99; American Robin, 3; Brown Creeper, 2; C. Redpoll, 1; Am. Goldfinch, 323. Field counters were: Joey Arbaugh, Steve Baker, Jim & Kathy Bricker, Clint & Audrey Etienne, Jim & Evelyn Howell, Darrell Lawson, Kathy Lawson, Darryl Parish, Ed Pike, Marilynn 300 West Lake St. • Harbor Springs • Phone: (231) 526-2101 Smith, Dick Taylor. Feeder counters were Cece Johnston, Erica Schwartzfisher, Maryemail: Lou Tanton. Store Hours: Mon – Sat 8am-8pm •Submitted Sun 9am –by 6pm Ed Pike

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Audubon Society January 14 meeting to feature presentation on eBird The January 14 Petoskey Regional Audubon meeting will feature a presentation on eBird by PRAS President, Darrell Lawson. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at Independence Village of Petoskey, located at 965 Hagar Drive and it is free and open to the public. “eBird is a real-time, online checklist program that has revolutionized the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds,” said Lawson. He continued “eBird was launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society. It provides rich data sources for information on bird abundance and distribution”. A birder enters when, where, and how they went birding, and fills out a check-

list of all the birds seen and heard during the outing. The observations of each participant join those of others in an international network of eBird users. eBird then shares these observations with a global community of educators, land managers, ornithologists, and conservation biologists. Call PRAS President, Darrell Lawson, at 231-330-4572 with any questions. PRAS is dedicated to creating a greater awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the inter-relatedness of all Michigan’s wild places and wild life and the need for stewardship, with emphasis on our local region. PRAS is also dedicated to fostering an active community of birders by sharing knowledge and experience whenever possible. Come Bird With Us!

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The Harbor Springs Garden Club Cookie Exchange and Thank You was held on December 3 at the Harbor Springs Historical Museum. Pictured left, Club members gathered at the Museum to celebrate another successful year of gardening. Each member brought a dozen cookies to be given to the Harbor Springs Department of Public Works for their helping hand in keeping the Harbor Springs Gardens beautiful. They also brought another dozen cookies to share with their co-volunteers. Coffee, Cookies and Comradeship - doesn’t get any better than that!

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New Year’s Day Run raises $445 for Sk8 Park Despite frigid temperatures on Jan. 1, some 51 runners took to Harbor Springs’ waterfront streets in the annual New Year’s Day 5k run/walk. According to organizer Gow Litzenburger, top finishers were Connar Buntin of Levering 20:47, Ann Hauerman of Columbus, Ohio 20:48, and Mark Hauerman of Columbus 20:49. This year’s event raised $445 for the Harbor Springs Sk8 park.

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The long-running Game Dinner was launched 49 years ago by Tom Behan’s father, Jim, and Porter Vaughn, a pair of Petoskey businessmen. It began as a small gathering in a room above Vaughn’s floorcovering store in Petoskey. “He (Vaughn) and my dad were competitors, but they were still best friends,” Tom Behan said. “They did everything together.” As the list of invitees expanded over the years, the dinner moved first to the parish hall at Holy Childhood Church in Harbor Springs, and finally to its present locale at Nub’s. “The first one was just a very small group of local businessmen,” Behan said. “Now we sent out 800 invitations and about 500 guys get together. “It’s not a commercial event. It’s ‘You’re all our buddies and we’re in this community together and let’s just have a night on our own.’” The Man of the Year Awards adds a touch of intrigue and honor to a special, albeit understated, night that has evolved into an opportunity for attendees to catch up, renew acquaintances, and meet new friends. The Man of the Year winners list reads like a who’s who of area business and civic leaders, many of whom have had a direct and major impact on the growth and success of the area for well over a halfcentury. “To be in that realm with those guys, I can’t believe it,” said Litzenburger, who has attended the dinner almost every year for at least the past two decades with his father, Boo. “I just have so much respect for the men who have been named. I was dazed. … It wouldn’t have even entered my mind that (winning it) was even a possibility.” (Andy Sneddon is a freelance writer and occasional contributor to the Harbor Light Newspaper.)

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“Over the last three decades, Lyn was key in creating parks and recreation opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people throughout the county, from Camp Petosega to the Fairgrounds improvements to development of the Headlands International Dark Sky Park up North. He was a conservative fiscal manager who is largely responsible for the solid financial health of Emmet County today. But for many of us who worked with Lyn, he was much more than a great leader. He was also a friend,” Eckerle said. That ability-- to serve as both a leader and friend-did not go unnoticed by those who worked alongside Johnson. “Lyn managed with an open-door policy. He was always available to help if you needed it, he didn’t micromanage and he wouldn’t interfere as long as you were doing the job he expected you to do,” recalled Lynette Girard, director of Emmet County Equalization/GIS. “I never heard Lyn say a bad word about another person; he didn’t talk behind your back. If there was something he wanted you to know he would tell you.” Adding how much she would miss working with him, Girard said Johnson’s “knowledge of all aspects of county government and each department within Emmet County was simply amazing.” “Lyn put together a team to manage the County and follow his goal,” she said. “There was never a doubt what that goal was - ‘to make Emmet county the best county in the state to work, live and enjoy.’ Lyn accomplished his goal.” Having such clear direction and singular focus marked Johnson’s leadership style at the county, something Commissioner Larry Cassidy said will be missed, but also, should serve as a guiding light for the future. “I first met Lyn in late 2010 when I was elected to the Board of Commissioners. Although we did not work together for as long as many

of the other commissioners/ directors, I could very quickly see the impact Lyn had on the county,” Cassidy said. “He was a quiet leader who would help determine the direction of a project, but then would let the directors/staff have their own input, but most importantly, would give them the credit for the success. “I did get to sit in on some meetings where he would start to speak of his vision for the Headlands area and it was remarkable. He was truly a visionary and would always ask, ‘where do you want the county to be five-10-20 years from now?’” “He will certainly be missed by all, but when we focus on how he directed the county, the continuation without him will be much easier, as he surrounded himself with great leaders. And that is exactly what a great leader does,” Cassidy said. It didn’t matter if someone worked alongside Johnson for three years or 30-- the comments on his dedication to the community and his understanding of Emmet County’s special nature all carry the same sentiments. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Lyn for over 30 years. Lyn always made sure the county finances were in good shape and this County should be very grateful for this,” said Sheriff Pete Wallin. “He was proud of Emmet County and believed this County was such a wonderful place to live and vacation. On more than one occasion, Lyn said that people chose to live and come to Emmet County because it has many wonderful things to see and do.” “Lyn also recognized that one of the main reasons people chose Emmet County to live was because they felt safe here,” Wallin said, noting Johnson was proud of the Sheriff’s Office and saw to it that the department had the manpower and tools needed to better serve the citizens of Emmet County. “Lyn and I would always joke with each other on who would retire first,” Wallin recalled.”We told each other

it would only happen if one of us won the lottery. Lyn, like myself, loved his job and I feel that’s why he stayed around so long. We lost a man that truly loved Emmet County, and I will never forget the things he did for the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office.” Department heads from across the county echoed similar feelings. “I can only say that because Lyn supported me through my first year at Veterans Affairs-- not knowing a thing about it-- was a blessing for me, and a blessing for all the Veterans of Emmet County,” said Jim Alton, director of Veterans Affairs. “Of course, he supported this office with everything I needed to get the job done, and it is reflected by the large increase of Veterans Benefits-- amounting to a more than $9 million increase in seven-plus years that I have worked here for our Veterans.” “I have worked with Lyn over 20 years. He was a visionary for this county and it’s taxpayers,” noted Agnes Shaw, Emmet-Charlevoix County Fair manager. “He said several times over the years he wanted to ‘keep public lands in public hands for all to enjoy.’ He loved the Fair and was always very supportive of the Fair programs for young and not so young alike. He always came out the week before to ask if he could be of any help up and was a great help in setting up for the Country concert during the 2013 Fair. He believed in teamwork within the departments and has always had the best interest of Emmet County at heart. The Fairgrounds renovation would not have happened in 2004-05 if it wasn’t for his vision of what it is today. His gentle smile, bright eyes and willingness to listen will be

sadly missed.” Johnson’s wealth of experience in public service will also be deeply missed. “It was characteristic of his forward thinking to recommend the creation of a separate civil counsel department over a decade ago. This was fairly progressive for a smaller northern Michigan county, and other counties are only now moving in that direction,” said Kathy Abbot, Civil Counsel for Emmet County. “I appreciate the opportunity to have worked with Lyn. In many ways, his vast knowledge of municipal issues has made my work easier. I am so very sad for his family.” Many of those who worked with Johnson understood his deep connection to his family, as they said it extended to those he spent time at the County with as well. “I always found Lyn to be very supportive of my family,” said Amy Fetting, Community Corrections director. “He always instructed me to put my family first and I appreciated his wisdom in that. He never allowed me to feel ‘guilt’ over staying home with my son when he was sick or going to a school function.” And that defines why so many people enjoyed working with the long-time Emmet County Controller. Lisa Smith, 90th District Court administrator, said Johnson played a big role in her decision to start working for the county in 2005. “His name kept coming up,” she said about conversations involving the addition that was put onto the county building that included the new 90th court. “He was part of the reason I came here... He will be sadly missed by all the staff at the 90th District Court.”

As co-workers, friends, and most of all, Johnson’s family, grieve his loss, they will be able to share in countless stories and memories honoring the legacy he leaves behind. “He made work highly enjoyable by inspiring us to look into new projects and experiences that would continue to set Emmet County apart from its peers,” communications director Beth Eckerle said. “He had a terrific sense of humor and had many longtime friendships here in the County Building and in the community. He loved his family, friends and his work, and those three priorities were always evident, every day.” A memorial service will take place at noon on Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Community Building at the Fairgrounds in Petoskey. A full obituary can be found at Special thanks to Beth Eckerle at Emmet County for her work in compiling comments from Johnson’s co-workers.

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tions accept resources from donors and then use a portion of the income earned from the investment of these gifts to help foster positive change in our area. In this way, our donors’ contributions meet our community needs, now and in the future. To apply for a grant or for more information, call/ email your local community foundation program officer. In Charlevoix County, contact Maureen Radke at 231536-2440, In Emmet County, contact Sara Ward at 231-348-5820,

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Cross country ski series creates community Cross country skiers can gather each week at Nub’s Nob for a new nordic series created with fun, community, and skill building in mind. Happening every Wednesday night, this soon-to-be midweek staple offers a great reason to get out of the house and on the trails. Whether you’re an avid racer or first-timer, the Cross Country Ski Series offers you a fun opportunity to improve your skills and get together with other nordic skiers. Each weekly session will start with a skills clinic (20-30 minutes) and end with a non-guided group ski on the nordic trails. Skiers will be divided into two groups based on ability: beginner/intermediate and intermediate/advanced. Free instruction will be offered so that skiers may improve their efficiency and refine their technique no matter their ability level in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Josh Baker of The Outfitter

The Outfitter of Harbor Springs and Nubs Nob will be starting a nordic skiing series on Wednesday nights beginning January 8. (File photo)

of Harbor Springs will teach the beginner/intermediate group and Jim Harrington of Madshus will work with the intermediate/advanced group. Harrington, a top finisher in the North American Vasa, White Pine Stampede and American Birkebiner races, was head coach at Whitman Collage, University or Wyoming and College of Idaho. He has coached a NCAA Division I National Champion and numerous successful athletes. “We are so lucky to have a local in our area with this high


level of expertise and experience who is willing to share his time and knowledge free of charge,” Baker said. The series starts on Wednesday, January 8 and ends on March 12, alternating each week between skate and classic skiing. Skiers can attend any/all weekly sessions that fit their schedules. Registration is required and gear rentals are available both at The Outfitter of Harbor Springs and Nub’s Nob. Skiers should meet at 6:00 p.m. outside the locker room by the purple chair for the skills clinic (20-30

minutes) with the non-guided group ski to follow. There is no fee for the instruction but a nordic ski pass is required; Nub’s Nob is offering passes for $8, 50-percent off the regular rate. The Cross Country Ski Series is sponsored by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs, Nub’s Nob, Bayside Family and Sports Medicine, Toko and Madshus. Ben Doornbos, hiring manager of Nub’s Nob, said he is extremely excited to see this series launched. “At Nub’s Nob we have 21 kilometers of groomed nordic trails which we are happy to see utilized for the Cross Country Ski Series. Our hope is that more people will discover this life-long sport and make some new friends in the process”. To register and for information about the Cross Country Ski Series, visit or call 231526-2621.

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New Years Resolutions Getting Back Your Health and Fitness Does every holiday season seem just a little more crazy than the year before? With all the extras that fill every minute (shopping, parties, and Christmas concerts) there’s not much time to reflect and enjoy the moment. As much as we look forward to holiday parties and dinners, many of us fear enjoying it too much, packing on the pounds. Although we may not all gain weight over the holidays, there is no question we tend to eat and drink more -- and exercise less. With the hustle and bustle, healthy eating and exercise are usually the first things to go. We tend to feel a sense of urgency as the calendar days quickly close in on the beginning of a New Year. At this time, tradition insists that we assess whether we’ve made good with our goals for the year, and then turn around and drum up some new goals before the beginning of the next. (The pressure almost makes you want to resolve to start some bad habits, doesn’t it?) CONTINUED on page 3B

It isn’t too late to register for a class at Crooked Tree Arts Center. Registration is open, and there are some seats remaining in classes. “Education is a big part of what we do at the Arts Center,” shares Valerie St. Pierre Smith, program director. “It is what we focus on quite a bit. And not just classes for kids, but for all ages. This winter session has some great classes, and our teaching instructors are dynamite.” Stephen Stuchell is once again leading pottery classes for younger children, while Jim Beckering is offering a special “Tips and Techniques” class in clay for adults. Nicole Betz will be leading Classical Kids and French for Preschoolers. Classical Kids, an introduction to classical music; French and Spanish for Pre

Schoolers and Art Adventures for preschool to kindergarten are all new additions this session. New classes for other age groups include Introduction to Knitting and Crocheting, Intro to Comics, Art Saturdays and Watercolor Projects. Adults can look forward to learning the Foxtrot, the Argentine Tango or Irish Ceili (social) dancing after learning how to design and produce coffee table style photography books. Full class listings are available online at “You really need to check out the full class listing online. There are so many great new additions, along with very popular returning classes.” Information and registration are available now, or call 231.347.4337.


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Winter Snowshoe Hike at The Hill Saturday, January 18, noon-3pm The Hill Preserve, Charlevoix County Join LTC for a winter outing through The Hill Nature Preserve in Boyne City. There will be hot chocolate and snacks at the viewing area where we will have amazing view of Lake Charlevoix and the surrounding area. Family Bird and Nature Program on Snowshoes Saturday, January 18, 10am-noon Offield Family Preserve, Emmet County Join local birder Mary Trout and LTC educator Melissa Hansen as we look for birds and mammals that brave the north woods winter. Listen and look for birds and discover how they survive our cold, frozen winters. Search for tracks and trails of wildlife and learn about animal survivor skills. We’ll end our time back at the LTC office to warm up with some hot cocoa and make an edible bird seed wreath to take home for our feathered friends. Snowshoes and binoculars will be provided, but please bring your own if you have them. Winter Celebration Saturday, January 25, 3-7 pm Reed’s Pigeon River Preserve, Cheboygan County Explore the two miles of trails on 109 acres at this new Cheboygan County preserve that includes 4,400 feet of frontage along the beautiful Pigeon River. Warm drinks and snacks will be provided. All guided tours depart from the Cabin. This will be an open house with a variety of guided tours: • 3:00 – 7:00 Open House – ski and snowshoe trails on your own, warm up at the Cabin. • 3:30 – Winter River Ecology - guided ski/snow shoe tour with LTC stewardship director Doug Fuller and water resource specialist Dan Myers from Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. • 4:00 – Kids Snowshoe Adventure - with LTC environmental educator Sarah Mayhew. • 4:00 – Winter Tracking - guided snowshoe tour with LTC director of land protection Kieran Fleming and retired MDNR wildlife biologist Glen Matthews. • 5:30 – Winter Star Stories - at the cabin campfire with The Headlands International Dark Sky Park Program Director and Star Lore Historian Mary Stewart Adams. Goodhart Farms Nordic Adventure Saturday February 1, 10am-noon Emmet County No pass required! Come ski groomed trails within the beautiful woods of Goodhart Farms. All abilities welcome, though be -CONTINUED on page 8B.

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Ski season is slated to officially start January 8 for the Harbor Springs High School Ski Team at the annual Harbor/Petoskey Invitational, starting at 10 a.m. at Boyne Highlands. The team has been practicing on snow since returning from Thanksgiving Break and is excited to kickoff the season. The girls’ team is back and ready for another strong season. Last season they were the Lake Michigan Conference Champions and Runners Up at the State Finals. Led by captain Tia Esposito, the girls’ team is full of both veterans and strong freshmen, and will be ready to make another run for the State Meet. Esposito was named All State Second Team last year. The team has numerous returning racers who earned All Conference Honors last season. Team members include: Juniors: Sadie Cwikiel, Robyn Dendel, Sydney Elkins, Tia Esposito, Morgan Rankin, Alexa Wespiser Sophomore: Demi Trabucchi

Girls JV Basketball: Th, Jan 9 at East Jordan 5:30; Mon, Jan 13 home vs Gaylord St Marys 5:30; Thurs, Jan 16 home vs Boyne City 5:30 Boys Varsity Basketball: Fri, Jan 10 home vs East Jordan 7 pm; Tues, Jan 14 home vs Cedarville 6:30; Fri, Jan 17 at Boyne City 7:00 pm Boys JV Basketball: Thurs Jan 9 at East Jordan 5:30; Tues, Jan 14 home vs Cedarville 5:00 pm; Thurs, Jan 16 home vs Boyne City 5:30 High School Skiing Thurs, Jan 16 at TCSF, Schuss Mtn, TBA; Thurs, Jan 23 vs Boyne City at Boyne Mtn 5:00 pm Middle School Skiing Tues, Jan 14 vs Petoskey at Nubs Nob, 4 pm; Tues, Jan 21 at Nubs Nob 4 pm.

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Laughing All the Way to 1,000: A Milestone for Health New Years Resolutions Betty L. Doherty — the L. stands for Loyal, but she says it really stands for Laugh — is 88-1/2 and proud of it. Her life is active. Her attitude is positive. She makes a point of staying fit. And while she laughs easily, her motivation is very serious, indeed. Betty has peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition caused by the buildup of fatty deposits that narrow the peripheral arteries, mainly in the pelvis and legs. Betty’s wake-up call came in 2001 when she underwent triple bypass surgery at McLaren Northern Michigan, known as Northern Michigan Regional Hospital at that time. Years later, she was diagnosed with PAD, and she hasn’t looked back. Doherty is dedicated to her cardiovascular rehabilitation; so dedicated, in fact, that she will exceed 1,000 visits by year’s end. In 2009, her story was featured in area newspapers when she hit the 500 mark, but she has left that record far behind. In fact, Betty still goes to therapy 3 – 4 times per week at the John and Marie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center.

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Betty walks on a treadmill for 30 minutes and then gets on the stationary bike and pedals for another half-hour. “She is the cheerleader for cardiovascular rehab and the official ambassador,” says Karen Doherty, RN-BC, Clinical Supervisor Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation for McLaren Northern Michigan. “Betty has been in our cardiac rehabilitation program, our Medical Fitness program, and our Peripheral Artery Disease program.” Doherty continues to come to therapy for a very good reason: unmanaged PAD can lead to gangrene and amputation. “My feet and legs are mine,” she says, “and I don’t want to lose them.” Betty pays a $50 monthly fee which allows here to visit as many times as she likes Monday Friday. “I don’t have a lot, but I’m not going to take it with me anyway,” she says. Laughing, she adds “I have to pay for it, but I’m worth it.” Important Facts about Peripheral Artery Disease Betty Doherty knows the importance of staying active to manage her disease.

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If you were to ask a sample of people to list their resolutions, you’d likely hear the same old goals: get fit, lose weight, stop smoking/drinking/over-spending, etc. I’m always naively optimistic when I hear people describe the commitment they are going to make to improve their health and lifestyle. Yet what they do contradicts what they say they want. With January symbolizing “out with the old, in with the new”, it’s a convenient time to start fresh, and forget about what you should have done last year. But again, good hearts and good intentions don’t always equal success. Losing weight and getting fit are some of the most common New Year’s resolutions -- and some of the most commonly broken ones, too.

Why don’t resolutions work? Although those making resolutions can identify the outcomes they would like to achieve in a given year, they usually don’t create the plan for execution. Planning involves careful consideration of what, exactly, you are trying to achieve.

This strategy should help: Betty L. Doherty has made a commitment to her cardiovascular rehab by visiting the Marie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center over 1,000 times. (Courtesy photo)

PAD is the result of arterial blockage that restricts circulation to the limbs and organs and limits the supply of fresh oxygen and blood to the arms, legs, and feet. It is similar to coronary artery disease and carotid artery disease; the difference is the location of the blockage. Symptoms of PAD commonly include cramping, pain, or weakness in the leg or hip muscles when walking or climbing stairs. The pain will subside, and then return when walking resumes. Knowing the symptoms is important because PAD is often misunderstood by the patient or even undiagnosed by health care professionals. • PAD increases the risk of heart attack or stroke by four or five times. • Untreated PAD can lead to tissue damage, gangrene, and amputation. • PAD is often the first warn-

ing sign of atherosclerosis, or chronic fatty deposit build up throughout the entire circulatory system, including the heart and brain. • PAD increases the risk for vascular inflammation and blood clots. • While life threatening, PAD can be managed or even reversed with proper care. • The most effective treatment for PAD is regular physical activity. For more information about PAD, fitness programs offered at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, and other health-related topics, visit or call (800) 248-6777. -Submitted by McLaren Northern Michigan

• The biggest challenge is your mind. You must have desire, commitment, and readiness for change. • Think positive and psych yourself up. Recall benefits of fitness (improved health, more energy, less stress, feel better, sex appeal) • Being around other like minded people in the healthiest environments (fitness centers), who want to lose weight, will motivate you rather than sabotage your goals. • Forget following the latest trendy diets for major weight loss. The focus should be on lasting lifestyle changes rather than a number. • Have a clear-cut realistic goal, and be as specific as possible about your plans to get fit. Generalizations like “I want to lose weight” will lead you nowhere in a hurry, while I’m going to take the 8:30 “Burn It “class every Monday and Wednesday will get you closer to your goal. • Extreme behavior changes don’t work (such as cutting out all carbohydrates or sugar). Such thinking promotes perfectionism and leads to sabotaging one’s efforts. Choose to make changes that you can actually stick to. • Avoid triggers for problem behaviors (don’t keep tempting food in the house). • Make a distinction between feeding your body and feeding your emotions. Get to know the role your mind plays in your body. Depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, and loneliness can all lead to unhealthy behavior. As the list above shows, just wanting something isn’t enough, nor disliking the current state of affairs. It’s the process of planning and setting actions in place that shape the behaviors that lead to positive change in your health and fitness. Next month, we’ll look at some workout strategies for weight loss. TL Smith is Fitness Director at Bay Tennis and Fitness in Harbor Springs.

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As part of our ongoing efforts to honor reading and writing, “LitChat” will be included in our newspaper on the first Wednesday of every month. Emily Meier, a writer and reader with deep connections to northern Michigan, is our LitChat editor.

Week of January 8-14, 2014

Heard in the Bookstore

With special Harbor Light Newspaper LitChat Editor/Columnist

Two days before Christmas, and a young man in his late twenties is awkwardly hanging around the counter. After being asked if he needed help finding anything or had a question, he continued to hover until there was no one else in the vicinity. He then approached the desk . . . Him: “This is going to sound like a really strange request, but I am here visiting my buddy for the first time, and was just telling him how it seemed that everyone in town is too nice. I don’t trust it. So he laughs, and tells me that if I want to have a terrific conversation with people who understand sarcasm and will call me on it, to come visit the bookstore. So, um, here I am.” What ensued was a good ten minutes of hilarity and witty banter, joined by other customers. As odd as this sounds, it was a compliment that totally made our day. We love being able to provide whatever the customer needs! - Katie Capaldi, Between the Covers

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Daniel San Souci, The Christmas Ark

The Clark Historical Library, Molson Art Collection of Children’s Book Illustration Crooked Tree Arts Center Jan. 18 - April 5, 2014

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A Celebration of Children’s Book Illustration

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As children, my father read to us almost every night. My brothers and I gathered in my parent’s bed, each with a book of choice, and listened as my father’s voice took on those of various characters. Snuggled into his side, with my head on his chest, I could hear his heartbeat mix with the vibration of his voice as he read. I studied the pictures and let the sound wash over me. On nights my father had to work late, my mother read to us because bedtime stories were a priority in our house.

We read so many books. And some we read so many times that not only did the spine and pages start to wear but the lines and the pictures became ingrained in us. Now, many years removed from those nights the stories and illustrations still come to me so easily. They have become a shared language, the shorthand that our family even uses today--the misunderstandings of Amelia Bedelia, the friendship in Winnie the Pooh, the intelligent trickery in Brer Rabbit, the greed in The Magic Fish, the humor in Yertle the Turtle. Sadly, it’s being reported that picture books are being pushed aside by parents eager to rush their children ahead with chapter books. In a New York Times article, “Picture Books No Longer a Staple for Children” by Julie Bosman, it’s reported that many parents mistakenly believe that picture books are too simple and in order to secure an Ivy League future, their children

should be reading chapter books by age four and five. How devastating that a whole generation of children will miss this early stage of reading. A picture book offers a child another way into language, introducing them to advanced ideas, humor, and emotions that might not be fully understood without the help of illustration. Crooked Tree Arts Center thankfully does not share this alarming trend and instead has chosen to celebrate children’s book illustrations. This month, Crooked Tree is providing the space to bring fifty-two original pieces from the Molson Art Collection of Children’s Book Illustration to the Gilbert Gallery. Francis Molson, a retired Central Michigan University English professor and former chair of the English department, and his wife Mary Lois Molson, a former second grade teacher, have collected original children’s book artwork over several years. They have since donated a significant part of the collection to the CMU Clark Historical Library. An endowment ensures that it will be shared and added to over the years. “I believe in the quality of children’s books and art,” said Mr. Molson. “It’s much different to see the original artwork, than just the prints in books,” he said. “Surely it will benefit students.” When asked if these pieces share a certain aesthetic, Crooked Tree Visual Arts Director and Curator, Gail DeMeyere, said that these pieces “represent the intrigue and beauty of fine children’s book illustration.” “This exhibit,” she said, “covers a broad spectrum of whimsy, fanciful fairies, animals, trains, planes, ships, children, witches,

Quotable “All grown-ups were once childrenalthough few of them remember it.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery The Little Prince

damsels and dragons. There is something for all to enjoy.” Asked why this exhibit is worth seeing, DeMeyere explained that it is “an experience that brings one back to their childhood spirit and is a gift to share with your children and grandchildren. In this day and age where technology is trampling the existence of fine art book illustration it is nice to know there is a place one can go to surround themselves in the slower pace of pen and ink, where imagination takes a breath and focuses on a beautifully crafted story of a magical place in time.” How wonderful that some adults still remember the impact these illustrations had on their own childhood, how important they were in their introduction to language and story, and that they feel compelled to share them with the next generation. The work of about forty different illustrators is represented in this exhibit. Some of them will be familiar because the stories they depict have become classics. Others will be recognizable because the illustrators were awarded the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal which annually recognizes the preceding year’s “most distinguished American picture book for children” . To spend a bit of time with these original pieces, enjoying the magic of childhood; it’s worth bundling up, braving the elements, and sliding into the Crooked Tree parking lot. This exhibit will be at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in the Gilbert Gallery January 18th –April 5th. For more information, contact Crooked Tree Arts Center: 461 East Mitchell, Petoskey, MI 49770 Phone: 231.347.4337, Website:

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Week of January 8-14, 2014

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Main Street Kitchen Keeping it Simple


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by Maureen Abood

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I got it in my head that I could and would make the family holiday meals that much more special by taking on menus like some kind of kitchen ninja warrior out to prove she could swing the course single-handedly.


here has never been so strong a mantra for my January resolutions as I have this year. The short of it: simplify. Immediately. For me, that mantra is especially meaningful in the kitchen. Mine is upside down with the recipes I’m perfecting for my cookbook, but that didn’t stop me from all kinds of crazymaking over the last month. I got it in my head that I could and would make the family holiday meals that much more special by taking on menus like some kind of kitchen ninja warrior out to prove she could swing the course single-handedly. You can imagine how that went. The Christmas cake was a two-day build job, with chiffon and piped buttercream and fresh fruit purees. But in the hubbub of all of the other preparations (lobster bisque, bernaise sauce, crispy fried onions, popovers, sugared cranberries, stop me), I forgot to bring the cake in from its perch in the garage (that delightfully oversized winter refrigerator/freezer). So what I served to my forgiving crowd was less ethereal-crowning-glory and more cold-hard-truth. Time to back away, slowly. Now, 2014, I have high hopes for you. You’re going to give your humble student the chance to find her way back to center when she wants to serve something great, yet sane. A warm dish of olives, scented with citrus peel and herbs and a drizzle of good olive oil—this is special, an epiphany of simply delicious.

Olives warmed with aromatics make a perfect—and simple—way to serve something special with ease. (Photos by Maureen Abood)

Fragrant Warm Olives This is based on a recipe from Domenica Marchetti’s The Glorious Vegetables of Italy, which is a book worth its weight in gold. Find gorgeous, buttery Castelvetrano olives at Symon’s in Petoskey—they dress this dish up beautifully. Variety of olives, black, purple and green Few curls of lemon and orange zest Couple of cloves of garlic, peeled Bay leaf Rosemary stem Extra-virgin Olive Oil Splash of wine Simply snug a variety of olives tightly in one layer in a small baking dish with the zest, garlic, and herbs. Drizzle with the olive oil and a touch of wine or wine vinegar. Cover with foil and bake at 350° F for 20 minutes, or until the olives are warm. Serve with a bright wedge of ricotta salata or feta, and crackers.

Chili after a full day of skiing?? Compadre’s Chili (All ingredients should be cut and ready before cooking) In large pot add the following: ½ c Canola oil 1 Large white or yellow onion 1 Diced each- red, yellow and green pepper 1/3 Chopped fresh parsley 2lbs. Cubed boneless chicken breast 1/8 c Chili powder ½ Tbs. Salt 1 Tbs. Pepper ½ Tbs. Ground Cumin 1 Tbs. Brown Sugar Cook about 10 minutes over low to medium heat stirring occasionally

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American Hustle An exceptional cast and an innovative plot make this one of the best movies to come down the pike in quite some time. Proof? It was over two hours long and I didn’t fall asleep or leave the room. Very loosely based on the ABSCAM scandal of the late seventies; they took the concept of a fake sheik and politicians, beyond that any resemblance to the truth is completely coincidental. This is the story of Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale,) a very good con man and his girlfriend Sydney (Amy Adams) who get caught up in the ambitious schemes of Richie, an off-kilter FBI agent (Bradley Cooper.) Once Richie gets something on the pair, he uses it to further plan to make huge arrests (and further his career) but once the mob gets involved, things start to get dangerous for all involved. There is so much to like about this movie. I would have been happy with just the soundtrack that includes gems from Duke Ellington to Elton John, America, Steely Dan, Chicago and the BeeGees to name just a few but the writing is great and the talent is amazing. The seventies hair styles and fashion is fun to watch and make me happy that it is in the past. Bless Christian Bale for his commitment to his career but I fear he isn’t doing good things to his body. In the past he has lost over thirty and up to sixty pounds for different roles, this time he gains about forty or fifty and is sporting one of the nastiest comb-overs in cinematic history. His performance is pretty near flawless, as is Cooper’s (who is getting too comfortable with just this side of crazy.) Amy Adams is one of my favorites and she doesn’t disappoint here but it is Jennifer Lawrence who steals every scene. Her comedic timing is amazing but that is only the tip of the iceberg for her. With Jeremy Renner, Robert DeNiro, Elisabeth Rohm, Michael Pena and Louis CK in support, there’s not a thing to complain about. I read somewhere that much of the dialogue was adlibbed because Director David Russell prefers characters to have depth. If that is truly the case, I would recommend that method quite strongly. This is rated “R” and they mean it, lots of profanity, semi nudity and sexual situations, but this wouldn’t be for kids if it didn’t have any of that. The plot is complex; the machinations of the characters as they con one another require concentration if you don’t want to get confused and I can’t imagine any child wanting to see it. For the rest of you, it doesn’t get much better than this.

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Dinner & a Movie Night, Fri Nights: Now through March 14 beginning at 5:30 pm The park will be showing movies and serving pizza to anyone who wishes to participate. Movie is free. Dinner is $5 per person January movie schedule: Jan 10 Ivan the Incredible; Jan 17 Raising Izzie; Jan 24 Mini Witch; Jan 31, Epic.

Ice Skating Games at the rink, Saturday afternoons thru March 15 from 1 pm-3 pm We play a series of ice skating games including broomball, four corners, pom-pom and others We give winners of the games silly prizes. For more information on scheduled events call the Skate Park 526-0610.

January Community Sledding Night at Kiwanis park, Sat, Jan 18 from 5-8 pm. Food, prizes, games, crafts and sledding will be offered. Call the Sk8 Park 231-526-0601 for more information.

Crooked Tree Arts Center Crooked Tree Arts Center swings into the New Year on Saturday, January 11 at 8 pm, when Dave Bennett takes the stage with his “Dave Bennett’s Tribute to Benny Goodman.” Reserved seats are available now online at www. or by calling after January 5, 231-347-4337 to reserve tickets by phone. It will be sure to sell out so Crooked tree strongly recommends getting your tickets as soon as possible.

The Culinary Series, every Tuesday through Feb 25, showcasing local restaurants and chefs, begins on Tuesday, Jan 14 with Porter Creek Fish House at Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club; Jan 21 with Red Mesa, Jan 28 with Morel’s Bistro. These typically sell out quickly and run every Tuesday through Feb 25. For more Information and registration, or call 231-347-4337/

How to place your listings in this section • All events that appear in this section are open to the public. • Listings are limited generally to those events sponsored by not-for-profit, educational, religious, cultural, political or social institutions. • Information must be received in writing at the Harbor Light Newspaper office, 211 E. Third St., Harbor Springs, MI 49740, no later than Monday at noon for that week’s issue. Listings cannot be accepted by telephone. Fax listings accepted at (231) 526-7634. E-mail: •Please include the following: name of organization, type of activity, address and a brief description of the event. and the arts center expects classes to fill quickly. Information and registration are available now, or call 231-347-4337.

North Central Michigan College North Central Michigan College’s luncheon lecture series for the winter semester will begin on Friday, January 24. A wide variety of topics will be featured: Court School; historic Cross Village; Sobriety Court, and more. Kicking off the series on January 24 is a closer look at “Court School.” Emmet County Probate Court Judge Fred Mulhauser started a school for students whose brushes with the law barred them from conventional classrooms. Today, Lakeview Academy is a unique partnership involving Char Em ISD, Emmet County and Judge Mulhauser will provide an update on the school.: All programs in the series are held at noon on Fridays in the college’s Library conference room. Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 to reserve your place at the table. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. with the lecture beginning at noon.

Community Financial Aid Night, presented by NCMC, will be held on Wed, Jan 29 from 7-8:30 pm in the college library.. Financial aid for college will be the topic of this free program hosted as a community service for parents and students attending or planning to attend any college or university. The program will include an explanation of the categories, types and sources of financial aid, theh cost of attending college, expected family contributions, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and scholarship searches. For more info, contact Virginia Panoff, the College’s director of financial aid at 231-348-6698.

Winter Outdoor Activities Cross County Ski Series, is hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs every Wednesday night from 6:00-7:30 beginning January 8 at Nub’s Nob. For nordic skiers of all ages and abilities, each weekly session will start with a skills clinic (20-30 minutes) and end with a group ski. A great way to get out for a night ski, refine your technique and improve efficiency. Register for any/all dates that fit your schedule. Note: schedule alternates between skate and classic skiing. Fee: trail pass required. Pre-registration required. To register or for more info: call The Outfitter at (231) 2621 or visit outfitterharborsprings. com.

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the Grateful Snowshoe Benefit, will be held on Sat, Feb 15 from 11 am-2 pm at the PB&J Farm, just north of Harbor Springs. Participants are invited to bring their furry friend for a walk through the woods while exploring the beauty of this 1030 State St., Harbor Springs secluded farm. Three snowshoe trails will be available, ranging from beginner to expert. Snowshoes will be available. Participants are invited 12-10 to Sunday • Mon 11-9 walk a shelter dog if they don’t Tues-Wed 11-10 •Thur-Sat • 11-11 have one of their own. Bonfire to make s’mores; hamburgers, hotdogs, PB&J sandwiches and other snacks will be available, all courtesy of Cathy and Mark Bissell and Janie and Tim Jenkins. Participants are encouraged to gain sponsors Corner of Van & Larks Lake Road for the walk to raise funds for the homeless animals at LTBHS Registration kicks off at 10 am, and there will be a shotgun start at 11:30. Cost of the event is a $35 flat fee or $35 in sponsors. For more info about the walk or to sign up, go to www.ltbhs. com, call 231-347-2396 or stop by LTBHS, 11300 W Conway Rd, Harbor Springs.

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Daily Specials: (Excludes Square Pizzas) Mon. Wings Tues. Whitefish Basket Weds. Meatloaf Thurs. Mexican Night Fri. Famous Cod Fish Fry Sat. Ribs & Shrimp Sun. Kid’s Day, Pizza specials Happy Hour... Mon-Fri 3-6pm

1030 State St., Harbor Springs Corner of Bay & State Streets Harbor Springs Open Daily at 5 p.m. Reservations 231-526-1904


Sunday 12-10 • Mon 11-9 Tues-Wed 11-10 • Thur-Sat • 11-11

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-CONTINUED from page 6B. Thursdays starting Jan 9 from 6:30-7:30 pm; A Basic Manners Class, Mondays from 6-7 pm, designed for dogs at least six months of age who already know their basic commands.; A Beyond Basic Manners Course, Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm The classes,will be held at LTBHS’a new training facility in Harbor Springs and instructed by LTBHS Training Supervisor Kristen Rieder. All four-week courses are $100. For more info or to enroll in a class, call Rieder at 231-753-2626 or email

ABOUT TOWN Churches The Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, 343 E. Main Street, worship service on January 12 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mary A. Sweet; children’s Sunday school is offered during the Worship hour. Please visit for more information.

Stutsmanville Chapel, Week Ending Sunday Jan12 .Sunday mornings start with Children’s & Adult Sunday School from 9:15-10:15 am. Worship service at 10:30 am. Nursery for 1-3

yr olds is provided during the service. Men’s Support Groups meet Monday at 6:30 pm & Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm at the church. A prayer group meets on Wednesday mornings at the church at 7:30 a.m. to pray for individuals as well as other needs. AWANA Clubs are held Wednesdays 6-7:30 with Bible Clubs for ages 3-6th grade. Call the church office at 526-2335 for information on any of these activities.

First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, On Sunday, January 12 the Reverend David Van Dam will preach at the 10:00 am worship service. All of the morning music will be provided by pianist Sally Page, vocalist Jamie Platte and bass player Gig Stewart. Jazz pianist G.W. Jones will make a guest appearance and play the postlude. A nursery is available for infants and toddlers; Sunday’S cool is an age appropriate education experience for elementary age children and takes place during the 10:00 worship hour. A time of food and fellowship will follow worship in the Gathering Place. Adult education class begins at 9:00 a.m. every Sunday.. For more information visit or call 526-7332 between 8:30 and 5:00.. First Presbyterian Church Harbor

Springs is located at the corner of W.Lake and Cemetery Roads and is completely handicap accessible.

Community Events The second monthly community potluck, is just around the corner! On Sunday, January 12 from 5p to 7p we hope you will join us for tasty food and pleasant conversation with your friends and neighbors. This month we will be at the American Legion Hall. Bring your favorite dish to pass and your place settings. We’ll supply the beverages and cups. Brought to you by the Harbor Springs Placemaking and Main Street Promotions committees, this is a fantastic opportunity to shake off those winter doldrums, eat some delicious food and chat about Harbor. No agenda, just fun! If you need a ride, call Cyndi at 330-5575.

Wintervention, Plans have been in the works for several months now to revitalize a winter festival in Harbor Springs and the committees involved are ready to head over to City Hall to lay out the program, work out the glitches and ask for Council approval. Scheduled

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as a weekend extravaganza “Wintervention” will be offering fun for every member of the family during Presdidents’ Weekend,February 15 and 16. There will be day long displays of ice boats and antique snowmobiles, toddler sledding and hot cocoa, snowshoeing, “Harborball” competitions, pet sled dog races, Senior memories tea and photos, snow sculpting for families, culminating in a community bonfire with s’mores. Sunday will have a legion breakfast and the annual chili cook off competition. Watch for posters around town with details ~ tell your friends and mark your calendars!

Arts Events Studio & Pottery demonstrations, Sturgeon River Pottery, Petoskey, every Sat, Jan 11-April 26, 10 am-4 pm. Our Michiganbased artists will conduct live demonstrations on pottery, tile and jewelry making techniques. Sessions will highlight the creation of many of our best-selling pieces. Free, open to the public, no reservations required. 3031 Charlevoix Rd, 231-347-0590

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Music and Dance The Moscow Festival Ballet, will be the final concert of this year’s Concert Series at the Opera House in Cheboygan on Monday, January 13 at 7:30 pm. Under the direction of legendary former Bolshoi dancer Sergei Radchenko, the Ballet performs “Chopinina” and “Romeo and Juliet”. With a company of 50 dancers, including a large corps de ballet, the Moscow Festival Ballet is focused on upholding the grand tradition of major Russian ballet works. Ticets are available by calling the Box Office at 231-627-5841.

Winter Education Series Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Ice Breakers. beginning Thursday, January 9. from Noon-1:00 pm at Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council ,426 Bay St, downtown Petoskey. Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required (231) 347-1181. Feel free to bring a lunch, coffee and snacks provided. Jan 9-The Geological/ Glacial History of Little Traverse Bay, presented by Kevin Cronk; Thurs, Jan 23, “Incoming! New Invasives on the Horizon”, presented by Dan Myers. Other dates: Thurs, Feb 6, Thurs, Feb 20, Thurs, March 6, Thursday, March 20. For more information on the Ice Breaker sessions visit www.watershedcouncil. org/events

“Winter Ecology and the Art of Ice Fishing”,will be hosted

by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs as part of its m onthly speaker series on Tuesday, Jan 21 at 7:00 pm. Maureen Stine, $ professional environmental $ educator and owner of Natureology, will unveil the woodland One of the oldest SERVING settlements inLUNCH Michigan, & theDINNER little village in northern Emmet winter story and share best tips 1 block South of M-119 & US 31 Junction • Petoskey County was once home to a large native community, large amounts of lumberand tricks for ice fishing. Open ing and fishing activity and a 2,000-acre Catholic “convent” and farm run by to all. Admission: please bring Mon-Sat 11 am-midnight • Closed Sunday • 231-347-9291 an autocratic and eccentric Catholic pastor. In the 1850s, its Native American food items for harbor Springs population faced deportation to Jane Cardinal from & Good 1 Kansas. block South of M-119 USHart 31 now Junction • Petoskey Food Pantry. The Outfitter, 153 operates a museum that captures much of the area’s colorful history and will be our tour guide. Main St, harbor Springs. For $ E50 more info: 231-526-2621 or visit yro T r y O ur Veggie February 28 – The Story Behind the Music. www.outfitterharborsprings. or Inspiration for great music has come from many sources:Chopeless (of hickelove ries com n surgery! Cl Tr course), but also opium, a small dog chasing its tail and bladder stone

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Kate Botello, classical music program host and producer for Interlochen Public Mon-Sat 11 am-midnight • Closed Sunday • 231-347-9291 Radio, explains the stories behind Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonatas, Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique, Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and many others.

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ro Basket 8 Any Day Harbor Springs Library, Film GRILL In celebration of Pi Day,1823 NorthNCentral US 31 mathematics professor Gary $ 95 screenings are held the 2nd & Kersting will offer an entertaining and enlightening discourse on this famous Platter 14 (Just South of mathematical constant that represents the ratio of a circle’s diameter its Friday Perch Any Time of the month 4th Thursdays *Both served withtoFries & Fry Coleslaw Dave Kring Chevrolet)

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Try circumference. To help mark this momentous occasion, pot pies will be served o 7:30 pm. The next film, Basket - $7.95/Platter - $11.95 at Chic ur NEW and pie will be offered for dessert. on January 9 will the be The ken Both served with fries & coleslaw Untouchables. Admission is Club April 11 – The State of our *Community’s Health. Gyr free; donations appreciated & Linda Yaroch, RN, MPH, Health Officer for the Health Department of aaa $5 gyro, fries, & pop combo any day any time o refreshments available. All are Northwest Michigan, will provide an overview of public health in our area. 231-348-9994 • 11am 8Medicaid pm Mon - Fri • 11am - 5 pm Sat She will discuss the local impact of the state’s expansion- of welcome. The Spanish Convercoverage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. sation Group meets regularly on 1823 N US 31 (Just south of Dave Kring Chevrolet)


Basket - $7.95/Platter - $11.95 * Both served with fries & coleslaw

May 2 – Sobriety Court.

90th District Court Judge James Erhart is one of a growing number of judges who offer second-time drunk driving offenders a tough, two-year alternative involving monitoring, testing, counseling and other strategies that can help them overcome alcohol addiction and become more productive members of society. Judge Erhart will explain the program and talk about the people Sat whose lives are being changed in a positive way.

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Visit for details on speakers and dates. Programs are held on Fridays at noon in the Library conference room. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required.

Truck Driving (TRK 100) The North Central Truck Driving Program includes: • Five weeks in classroom • Ten weeks paid internship

Starting salaries for trained drivers are between $36K and $50K! • Program costs between $6,700 and $10,650 based on residence. • Financial aid and Pell grants available

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• January 13 - April 25 • February 3 - May 9 • May 12 - August 22 • May 19 - August 29 • September 2 - December 12 80 Livingston Blvd. Gaylord, Michigan 49735

For more information, go to Then apply to North Central using the application titled “Truck Driver Certificate.” For assistance, call North Central’s Gaylord office at 989-705-3775.

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Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of Spanish speaking abilities. Regular Library Hours are: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 12-5; Wed 10-8; Saturday 9-1.The Harbor Springs Library offers free high speed WiFi internet access as well as Mac and PC computers available to the public. Library is located in downtown Harbor Springs at the corner of Spring and Main St. Please go to www. or call (231)526-2531 for more information.

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For information about upcoming activities at the Library, contact the Children’s Room at the Petoskey District Library 231-758-3112 or visit www. Regular Library hours are: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri, Sat, Sun: Noon-5 p.m. Library is located in downtown Petoskey, 500 E Mitchell St. 231-758-3100.

Alanson Public Library, The next pre-school story hour dates will be Tuesdays, Jan 7-Feb 11 beginning at 10:30 am; no registration, must accompanied by an adult. The Library will be holding a Basic Computer Class - Saturday, January 18 from 8:30 am-10:00 am. Learn basic computer terminology, how to use the mouse and do simple Internet searches. APL Card required. Class size limited. Register by -CONTINUED on page 8B.


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Monday, January 13 by calling the Library at (231)548-5465.. Regular Library hours are MonWed 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thur 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri noon-5 p.m.; Sat 10am-2 pm. Closed Sundays and Holidays. 548-5465, located at 7631 Burr Ave (Alanson Community Building)

Film Petoskey Film Theater, will be showing the critically-acclaimed British indie comedy “Submarine” on Wednesday, Jan 8, 7:30 at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (451 E. Mitchell St., next to the Arts Center).For more information call. PFT Movie Hotline: 758-3108 Donations appreciated. Films will resume after the holidays.

Farmers Markets Harbor Springs Farmers Market, The winter market is open at the Harbor Springs Middle School on State St. Come check out the wonderful goodies including fresh pasta; an array of greens so you can make a fresh salad with local ingredients and much more. The regular market hours are Saturdays from 9-1. See you there.

Boyne City Farmers Market, every Saturday, 9 am-1 pm at the Red Barn on Park Street. The Market will host 2 cooking demos or classes each month throughout the Winter season.

History The Harbor Springs History Museum 349 E Main St, is

Pond Hill Upcoming events, Ugly Sweater Party & Benefit for Cyndi Kramer, Sat, Jan 25, 5-9 pm. Break out your ugliest sweater and join us for a fun filled evening on the farm. Kids welcome. Free appetizers, a raffle, and a cash bar. A suggested $10 entry fee; all raffle proceeds will go directly to our friend Cyndi, Harbor Springs Farmers Market Master and active volunteer in Harbor Springs. She could use a hand with her medical bills after a recent injury. We are Open daily 11 am-6 pm.for wine tasting, sledding, shopping in the Farm Market, feeding the animals, and snowshoeing and cross country skiing. and more. Visit our online store at www. 231-526-3276. 5 miles N of downtown Harbor Springs on M119.

Farm to Table Dinner, Saturday, Jan 18, 6:30 pm. Gourmet five course- meal prepared using our own farm fresh ingredients. Reservations required. Call between 9 am-6 pm 231526-3276.

open year round. During the winter, the exhibit galleries will be open Fridays and Saturdays, 11 am to 3 p.m. The Museum’s temporary exhibit “Turning Point: The War of 1812 from the Native American Perspective” is on display during exhibit hours. Business hours for the Historical Society remain Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information or if you would like to see the exhibits at another time, please call 5269771 or visit us online at www.

Community Resources The Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan offers, free playgroups for children aged Birth-60 months and preschool-aged siblings. Call (231)347-0067 or visit wrcnm. org for more information.

Planned Parenthood, of West and Northern Michigan provides complete gyn exams, breast exams and Pap tests for women of all ages; pregnancy tests; counseling and provision of birth control supplies; including emergency contra-

The holidays flew by and we hope everyone enjoyed wonderful days with family and friends! We’re back at Harbor Springs Winter Farmers Market (located in the Harbor Springs Middle School) and ready to once again offer the best local food around. And, because we know this cold weather can hunch you up and tighten your muscles, Tenae, our resident massage therapist, will be here every Saturday to offer soothing relief for only a dollar a minute! Take 10 minutes to get in the market mood and then pick up your fresh eggs, mouthwatering scones, stick to your tummy pot pies, maple syrup for Sunday pancakes, pesto and homemade pasta for movie night in the family room, fresh ground coffee to jump start those cold work mornings, and yes...we still have produce! The location is convenient with plenty of parking, we’re warm indoors and we will always greet you with a smile...c’mon down 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. every Saturday!

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ready for a variety of terrain. Meet at the Robinson Road parking area.

Meet you at the market, Cyndi Kramer, Market Master ception, testing and treatment for vaginal, urinary and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV testing. Services are confidential, affordable, and provided by women clinicians. Medicaid/PlanFirst! and MC/ VISA accepted. Open Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri; some evenings. Planned Parenthood, 1003 Spring St, Petoskey. (231)347-9692.

Harbor Springs Community Food Pantry, located in the lower level of the Holy Childhood Community Center building (entrance on Third Street), is open from 9:30 a.m.-noon every non-holiday Monday. Food is available for anyone in need in the Harbor Springs area. Those wishing to donate items may bring them to the Pantry on Monday morning or leave them in baskets inside the entrances of the church from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Phone (231)526-2017, Ext 43. This is a community-wide service.

Harbor Springs Friendship Center, welcomes all senior citizens to Hillside Apartments Community Room C on West Main St. for a hot nutritious meal or to join in the fun activities. The center offers a coffee talk at 10-11:30 a.m. Mon., Tues, Wed., Fri. and exercise classes on Tues. and Thurs. The Friendship Center is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.. A hot meal is served at noon. For more information call (231)526-6061.

on Wheels and in-home respite, homemaker and personal care are available on a donation basis. Congregate meals are served in Petoskey, Brutus and Pellston. Foot care, massage therapy, medication management, blood pressure screening, support groups, Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP), Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP age 55+), choir, fitness programs and more are offered ona no cost, donation or low cost basis. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 3470369 for information.

Recycling Emmet County Recycling, offers free recycling of all electronics all the time. Free electronics recycling is made possible by a 2008 Michigan law requiring manufacturers who sell computers and TVs in the state to provide a free and convenient way for customers to recycle their old computers and TVs. The facility is open from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturdays and is closed Sundays and major holidays. For more information on electronics recycling locally, contact Emmet County Recycling at (231)348-0640 or visit

of items donated help to build safe and affordable homes in our community.The cashier assistant is responsible for answering phones, greeting customers, assisting customers, cleaning donations, and helping put donations on the floor. The cashier assistant will be working right along side staff. This opportunity is sponsored by Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity. Mandy Martin, Volunteer Coordinator, 231348-6926. To volunteer for this opportunity or to see more volunteer opportunities go the the Char-Em United Way Volunteer Connections website: http:// or call 231-487-1006.

Support your community, by volunteering with the Women’s Resource Center Gold Mine Resale Shops and Safe Home. Both are in need of building repairs and/or maintenance. If you are a skill maintenance person with some extra time, please contact Jamie Winters, Volunteer coordinator (231)347-1572.

The Manna Food Project in Harbor Springs, is calling

for volunteers for packing and repacking food products in the Manna warehouse. Distributing 1.7 million pounds of food product to over 35 area pantries and 44,000 families is no easy Volunteer Opportunities task without the support of volunteers. Students, service groups, senior groups, scout Cashier Assistant in the Retroops, families and individuals Store in Harbor Springs. are all welcome to be part of The ReStore sells gently Manna’s volunteer army. To get used building materials, involved with The Manna Food home appliances, housewares, Project, contact Gabby Billion Friendship Centers of Emand furniture that otherwise at 231-347-8852 or via email at Open House met County, Council on Agmight end up in a landfill. Rev-17th Tues, July 11am-1pm ing, offers services age 60 PRICEforREDUCED enue generated from thePleasantview sale 4749 #103 and over and spouses. Meals

Derby Preserve Winter Exploration Saturday, February 1, 10amnoon Mackinac County Come ski or snowshoe the newest three miles of trail in the Les Cheneaux region with LTC education assistant Caitlin Donnelly. This beautiful new trail meanders through rock gardens, forest, and along the rugged shore of Lake Huron. Winter Wildlife Adventure Saturday, February 8, 10amnoon Greenwood Sanctuary Windswept Gate - Cheboygan County Greenwood Sanctuary is a privately-owned property near Wolverine, protected with a conservation easement held by LTC. Greenwood welcomes the public to enjoy and explore this almost 1,400-acre property for this special event. Groomed trails will offer a chance to find respite in the beauty of this winter wildlife haven. Knee High Naturalists: A Snowy Home Saturday February 22, 1011am Round Lake Preserve, Emmet County Bring your 3-5 year old to explore animal life in winter! They’ll discover which animals are sleeping through the winter and which ones are active plus what special body parts or behaviors help them survive the harsh weather! This program will include a story, indoor component and outdoor hike. Siblings are NEWto LISTING welcome tag along.

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“Keeping the Memories Alive!” Wonderful Main Street house. Perfect for a large family wishing separate quarters each with its own kitchen. A big, fun Harbor Springs home with bedrooms and baths for a crowd. Enjoy the decks, gazebo, and upper Refreshments will be served. level porches (with views of the Bay). Great Location! MLS # 436060 $360,000


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Fancy Hat Tea Party & Food Drive Wednesday, January 15 1:00 p.m.

The needs of our local food pantries are in high demand. Bring a non-perishable food item, wear your favorite hat in celebration of National Hat Day, and be entertained by Harpist Jan Goodwin at an old fashioned tea party. All donations to the Manna Food Project.

Healthy Weight Week, Jan. 19-25 Monday, January 20 1:30 p.m.

Join us as we kick off “Healthy Eating and Lively Living” with a presentation and fun exercises with Scott Conti.

New Moon Martini Happy Hour Thursday, January 30 3:30 p.m.

Come to the Village to celebrate a rare occasion of the second new moon in January. Wear something blue since this only happens “once in a blue moon”. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by January 27 if you would like to stay and enjoy dinner at 5pm in the Village Dining Room. $8 per person for dinner.

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