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Volume 43 • Number 5

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Socked In

Meteorologists report coldest winter in more than 10 years

Teaching Tech Consultant set to help Harbor teachers best utilize new technologies

By Christina Rohn

By Kate Bassett

Special to Harbor Light Newspaper

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It has been one of the coldest winters the Petoskey/Harbor Springs area has experienced in more than 10 years. According to Jeff Lutz, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gaylord, the closest comparison he could find to this season’s average highs was from the 2000-01 season. Lutz reports that according to data from the Petoskey Wastewater Treatment Plant, the average high for December 2013 was 26.7 degrees, and 21.3 degrees for January 2014. In comparison, the average high in December of 2000 was 24.8 degrees, and 30.5 degrees for January 2001. “We’ve probably had the coldest consecutive December, January that we’ve had in 10 to 15 years,” Lutz said. As a result of the frigid temperatures, residents of the area have also been experiencing a hefty amount of snow. According to data from North Cen-

tral Michigan College, as of Monday, Petoskey had received 123 inches of snowfall. Lutz said this is well beyond the average snowfall for this time of year — 76.1 inches. In fact, Petoskey has already surpassed its seasonal snowfall average of 122.8 inches. Lutz said, although the Petoskey area is ahead of its seasonal average,


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Cold spells may kill some but not worst invasive species

Top ski and golf resort, major employer and tourist draw

When the Harbor Springs School District passed a technology bond to outfit classrooms, teachers, and students with “21st century tools,” the work of making tech part of everyday education was just getting started. As the district began rolling out everything from iPads to MacBook Air laptops, it became clear having the technology isn’t enough. The important thing is learning how to creatively use it to enhance teaching and learning. During part of a year-long strategic planning process, the district included an action plan to “support teachers as Elizabeth Fairbanks they utilize technology to enrich instruction.” Thanks to a $17,000 Title 1 federal grant, Harbor Springs schools will now be working with Elizabeth Fairbanks, an instructional technology consultant, for on-going technology coaching. “This is a great opportunity for the district,” said superintendent Mark Tompkins. “Beth has experience as a professional development specialist for Phoenix public schools, with a focus on curriculum and technology, and is currently a part-time staff member of the Char-Em ISD, where she serves as a regional coordinator for technology readiness.” Fairbanks, who grew up in Harbor Springs (her maiden name is Kloss) and is married to elementary principal Nathan Fairbanks, will be working with Harbor Springs teachers 20 hours a week for the remainder of this academic year. “I expect she will match the individual needs of the teacher to curriculum ideas and technology. We are very fortunate to have someone with Beth’s qualifications and experiences to assist us as a hands-on coach for teachers as we enhance opportunities for our students. There is a “big world” of technology applications that she can help us tap into,” Tompkins said. “Technology is a tool that allows students to access learning in different ways, as a Technology Coach my role will be to support instruction that allows students and teachers to access information that prepares Harbor Springs students for the college or careers of the 21st century,” Fairbanks said. She noted that Harbor Springs Schools have already been working hard to implement technology. The fact that these new tools require an on-going learning curve is something to be excited about, she said. “I am always learning something new with technology too, and know it can be overwhelming at times,” Fairbanks said, adding it can also lead to great changes and exciting opportunities. “Technology allows us to connect, communicate, collaborate and critically think in unique ways. Today's generation is immersed in the rapidly changing world of technology, it is something we are constantly using from texting, emailing, instant messaging,

Old man winter is on a tear this year, with frigid temperatures, wicked winds, and daily doses of snow. Early in the season, dredging equipment was locked into the Harbor Springs Municipal Marina due to ice cover and dangerously cold weather. As snow continues to pile and drift throughout northern Michigan, open waters, warmer days, and sunshine seem like they may never arrive. (Harbor Light Newspaper photo/Mark Flemming)

it is slightly behind last year’s season total of 137.1 inches. “Last year was an OK winter when it came down to it, but we received a lot more snow in January, February and March than we typically would,” he said. Lutz said the area might not have a record-breaking season as far as snowfall is concerned, but he says there’s a good chance the area will

surpass last season’s totals. “Right now we’re only 14 inches below last season, and we haven’t gone through February, March and April yet,” he said. “We could still end up with a fair amount of snow.” In Harbor Springs, area ski hills are reporting more than 100-inches of snowfall, and up to 76-inches of base (Squaw Valley, California -CONTINUED on page 9.

Boyne marking 50 years at the Highlands By Andy Sneddon Special to Harbor Light Newspaper

BY LACEE SHEPARD Capital News Service

LANSING — Severe winter weather may lead to the death of some invasive species, according to a recent study. In negative-10-degree weather, invasive species could freeze and die, the report from the USDA Forest Service and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture said. The report shows the effects of severe weather temperatures on the invasive emerald ash borer, an insect that feeds on ash and kills the tree. Regardless of the study’s findings and the bitter cold affecting Michigan this season, there is little hope for eradication of many of our invasive species, particularly the resilient emerald ash borer, said Deborah McCullough, a Michigan State University professor of entomology and forestry. “Given that temps have gotten really cold, and not for one night but for an extended period, there’s a tendency for a lot of people to hope for insect mortality,” McCullough said. -CONTINUED on page 7.

In a way, the myriad events surrounding Boyne Highlands’ 50th anniversary celebration are symbolic of the resort itself, and founder Everett Kircher’s vision. At its core, it’s a ski resort, among the best the Midwest has to offer. It started with 11 trails and five lifts in 1963. Today, it features 55 trails and eight lifts – and so very much more. The venerable resort off Highland Road north of Harbor Springs will celebrate 50 years this weekend with a litany of family friendly sunriseto-past-sundown activities on the docket.


Included are zip lining, live entertainment, the Friday night official reception, groomer rides, dog sled rides, horseback trail rides, horsedrawn sleigh and wagon rides, bonfires, and fireworks. And, of course, skiing, which is what Kircher, who died in 2002, had envisioned when he opened the resort in the early ‘60s. “The skiing was a key part of that in creating that ambiance in transporting you to a place that maybe people didn’t expect to see in Michigan,” says Stephen Kircher, President of Boyne Resorts’ Eastern Operations, in reflecting on his father’s vision. A decade and a half after launching

and developing Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls, Everett Kircher set to work on the Highlands. As any good businessman or innovator is wont to do, he applied lessons learned at the Mountain to the Highlands. “He used to always say the Highlands fixed all the wrongs of the Mountain,” Stephen Kircher said. “He was dreaming about creating the ultimate ski area from his perspective and it embodied many of those things he learned from creating the Mountain and traveling around and realizing that the average skier in the Midwest liked those long runs.” Clearly, Everett Kircher got it right. As he usually did. -CONTINUED on page 9.

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2  Harbor Light Community Newsweekly

Week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2014

Community Organizations

Speakers announced for State of United Way community investment requests at record high the Community luncheon Still Time to Give as United Way seeks contributions to support effective Four different speakers will discuss four different facets of the community at the annual State of the Community Luncheon hosted by the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce. The ninth annual event will be held Fri. Feb. 7 in Ovation Hall at the Odawa Casino in Petoskey. The public is welcome to attend. The opening speaker at the luncheon will be the new President and CEO of McLaren Northern Michigan, David Zechman. “This will be a great chance for the community to meet Mr. Zechman and to learn about the status of our region’s largest employer,” said event Chairman Dan Ledingham. Zechman will be followed by Liz Ahrens, Executive Director of the Crooked Tree Arts Center. Ledingham says Ahrens’ presentation will focus on the State of the Arts in our community. “The arts

are an important quality of life element,” Ledingham said. “For a rural community, the Petoskey area is blessed to have so many cultural opportunities,” he noted. The third speaker of the day will be Chairman Fred Kiogima of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. “Again this is a chance for the community to get know our new tribal chairman and to hear the status of the tribe which plays such an important role in the region,” Ledingham said. “We’ll end the program with an economic message,” Ledingham said. Tino Breithaup of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation has agreed to come to Petoskey to discuss the region’s economic standing in relation to the rest of the state. “We’re fortunate to have Tino in Petoskey and look forward to his message.”

An audience of around 250 is expected for the luncheon. Tickets are available at the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce, 347-4150 or Tickets are $30 each or tables of eight for $240. Doors for the event will open at 11:30 a.m. and the program will begin at around noon. After the event, a booklet will be available to pick up at the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce office, or read on-line containing articles from nearly all facets of the community. Ledingham says the booklet is designed as an annual check-in on our community and contains information about our environment, economy, human services, and local units of government. The booklet will be available free of charge on Feb. 7. -Submitted by Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce

Poetry American Life in Poetry

health and human service programs in Charlevoix and Emmet counties Submitted by Lorraine Manary Char-Em United Way

“With requests for support nearing $300,000 from local agencies and knowing there are additional needs we may want to fund through our Emerging Needs Fund, we simply cannot turn our back now on a goal that has not been met” said Therese Green, Board Member and Chairperson of the Community Investment Committee. Dee Vincent, Board President said “Now is the time to pull together to help close this gap. We are asking everyone who believes in helping their neighbors who are struggling with hunger, illness, or providing shelter for their families to contribute what they can. Our campaign goal is not an abstract number. It’s the amount we need to raise to meet real needs that our friends and our own families experience every day in our community critical needs that will go unmet without our help.” This year requests are expected from 25 agencies supporting 30 programs; programs serving a wide variety of individuals, from early childhood preschool and behavioral programs to support for area seniors and everything in between. The original concept of the United Way was to provide one fund-raising campaign that would support multiple needs and agencies. While this concept is still in place today, the United Way is much more than just a fundraising organization. The United Way of today

is looking toward making an impact in the lives of people served through United Way funded programs. The United Way is an active community partner that works closely with other social service agencies, nonprofit organizations, community leaders, and businesses to seek optimal ways to meet the needs of residents in Charlevoix and Emmet County. Many times United Way is a participant in community conversations and sometimes the United Way is the leader who invites other partners into a discussion regarding a community need. The collaborative efforts that have evolved over the years help all of the partners involved meet some needs and work together for the betterment of our community. If you have not already supported this year’s United Way fund-raising campaign, the Board of Trustees invites you to participate. Your gift is tax deductible and can be made through the United Way’s website at or by sending a check to P O Box 1701, Petoskey, MI 49770. More information regarding the work of Char-Em United Way can be found on our website. For more information on the variety of ways you can support your community through the United Way please contact them at 231-4871006 or or visit or become a fan of Char-Em United Way’s Facebook page.


This year’s brutal winter surely calls for a poem such as today’s selection, a peek at the inner workings of spring. Susan Kelly-DeWitt lives and teaches in Sacramento.

Apple Blossoms One evening in winter when nothing has been enough, when the days are too short,

the sugars pucker and swell into green slips, green silks. And just as you find

the nights too long and cheerless, the secret and docile buds of the apple

yourself at the end of winter’s long, cold rope, the blossoms open

blossoms begin their quick ascent to light. Night after interminable night

like pink thimbles and that black dollop of shine called bumblebee stumbles in.

American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation (, publisher of Poetry magazine. It is also supported by the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Poem copyright ©2001 by Susan Kelly-DeWitt, whose most recent book of poems is The Fortunate Islands, Marick Press, 2008. Poem reprinted from To a Small Moth, Poet’s Corner Press, 2001, by permission of Susan Kelly-DeWitt and the publisher. Introduction copyright © 2014 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.

Photograph taken on Quick Road - change the car and we may be able to duplicate the photo this winter.

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‘Field Trip to the Moon’ program at Dark Sky Park Dark Sky program director Mary Adams will present a “Field Trip to the Moon,” the first of a two-part series addressing the science, myth and mysteries of the moon. “During part I of this program, we will focus on the latest in lunar science and discovery including current missions, contemporary theories regarding the Moon’s origin, and we will enjoy telescopic views of our nearest companion. Part II of the program will occur in April, when we have the first Total Lunar Eclipse visible in North America since 2011,” Adams said. This program is perfect for the month of February, a month named for the Latin word “februum,” which means “purification,” an association that derives from several things that occur during our second month, including: the Roman festival of Februa; cross quarter day, the half-way point between Winter Solstice and Vernal Equinox, which is variously known as Groundhog Day, Candlemas, and Imbolc; the ancient observation of the lesser mysteries, which required abstinence as preparation for feats of endurance; and traditional observances of the Lenten season of prayer

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and fasting. February is unique as the only ‘adjustable month’ in our calendar, meaning its days are occasionally increased in order to keep the overall calendar in line with the ever-changing rhythm of the cosmos.

The Moon will not come to New Phase at any time during the month. “Most people are accustomed to hearing about two Full Moons in one calendar month, but it is much less frequent to hear about no New Moon in a month, and

Charlevoix Public Library hosting Smithosonian Journey Stories exhibit

The Charlevoix Public Library Anna Pegler-Gordon, James loaded to the Smithsonian’s is pleased to announce the Madison College Professor, Stories on Main Street website opening reception for the MSU will be discussing the to be listened to for generaSmithsonian Journey Stories immigration trends in Michi- tions to come. exhibit, 6:00 p.m., Monday, gan, with light refreshments The Charlevoix Public February 3. Journey Stories, following at 7:00 p.m. Library, located in the heart on display through March The 700 square foot Journey of downtown Charlevoix at 21, tells the tale of how our Stories exhibit includes six 220 W. Clinton St., strives to G kiosks all with meet its mission by providing NG to America standTIalone I N ancestorsScame T I S L I L andEW audio, video and interactive educational resources for the NG N the variety ofGdifferent NEWpieces. There will also be LanISTIcommunity types of transportation utithrough unique U N to the oral history piece where I T W RED E lized. The exhibit opens 90 opportunities such as this S I E N L C I public NEatW6:00 p.m., followed second personal stories can traveling Smithsonian ex- PR by a lecture and reception. be recorded and then up- hibit. “We are looking forward -CONTINUED on page 8.





The photo of the moon and Comet Ison at the horizon was taken at Sturgeon Bay. (Photo courtesy Robert de Jonge).



in fact, such a phenomena can only occur in February,” Adams said. “This can happen because the rhythm used to determine new phase, technically referred to as the ‘synodic period’ is 29.5 days. When New Moon falls at the end of January, as it does this year, then 29.5 days later, at next New Moon phase, we’ve moved all the way through the 28 days of February to arrive at March 1st.” The program is timed to allow views of sunset from the Headlands, which is at 5:45 p.m., followed by structured program from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Headlands Guest House. Programs are always free, are participatory in nature, include give-aways and refreshments, and offer a unique perspective on the starry skies over Emmet County. They take place rain, snow or starshine! Questions? Call Adams at (231) 838-8181 or email The 2014 Dark Sky Park program calendar can be found online at www.emmetcounty. org/darkskypark/













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108 Stags Run: Enjoy this family or vacation home in a quiet neighborhood between Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands. Home features stone fireplace and sauna. Since 2009 owner has enlarged the deck, installed 5 new door walls, 3 new windows, new carpet in bedrooms and stairs, title floor in lower level and bath, floors on main level, stone base on deck posts, and a Durahost Roof w/a 15 yr materials warranty. (MLS# 438642) $149,000

4060 Kuebler Rd., Alanson: Nicely updated and well maintained ranch style home conveniently located close to Crooked Lake. This 3 bedroom home features an open floor plan, hardwood floors, full basement, first floor laundry, 2½ car attached garage, all on a large private lot. (MLS# 438242) $134,500

11866 Brutus Road: Beautifully maintained log cabin on 5 acres just 1 mile from Burt Lake’s Maple Bay. This 2 bedroom cabin features wood and ceramic flooring, in floor radiant heat, a wonderful stone fireplace, whirlpool, covered back patio, metal roof and much more. A real up north get away! (MLS# 439109) $99,900

595 E. Third St.: Unique - historic, beautifully remodeled church on the east end of Third Street - a wonderful location below the bluff in Harbor Springs. This is a must see; from the appealing exterior copper wire fence to the private beautifully landscaped back deck & patio. Two bedrooms, 2½ baths, cathedral ceilings, gas fireplace - All charm! (MLS# 438645) $319,000

591 Pine St.: Great home for a large family or entertaining, located on a premier street in Harbor Springs. Large back yard nicely landscaped, guest apartment and separate garage. Spacious deck and patio for outdoor living. Open floor plan on main level with lots of options. Very inviting and comfortable. (MLS# 438327) $359,000




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Week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2014

Harbor Springs...Now and Then Musings, memories & news about you By CYNTHIA MORSE ZUMBAUGH | 231.526.7842 This week we celebrate one of the greatest of American holidays, Super Bowl Sunday. (Yes, I know it’s not really a holiday, but you would certainly think it was if you didn’t know better.) It will be interesting to see how this one plays out, in an open stadium in New Jersey. Traditionally the game

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has never been hosted in a city with an expected average daily temperature of less than 50-degrees in a stadium that was not covered; based on the slow sale of tickets being reported for this Sunday’s game, they may revisit that policy. There have actually been suggestions to make the Monday after the Super Bowl an official holiday since it is approximated that 1.5 million people call in sick that day anyway. Seems like a pretty sketchy reason for a holiday, don’t you think? Everyone has their own favorite Super Bowl memories; I have always been a Steelers’ fan (who wasn’t during the seventies?) and those Super Bowls during their heyday were incredible. It was especially sweet when they beat the Cowboys; I always found the “America’s Team” nonsense irritating and presumptuous. Jack Lambert smiling through his helmet with his toothless grin, Terry Bradshaw and his silly interviews, Franco Harris, John Stallworth, Lynn Swann and the ever inspirational Rocky

Bleier; those were the personalities that made me a die hard football fan. The first actual Super Bowl game that made many people sit up and take notice was probably Super Bowl III, with the Jets and their abrasive but charismatic quarterback, Joe Namath. This was the first to be called the Super Bowl and the win by the AFL Jets over the heavily favored Colts made history. There have been many memorable moments over the years. Vince Ferragamo throwing a costly interception in the waning minutes to kill a possible game winning drive, Scott Norwood muffing a gimme field goal that would have won the game for Buffalo, John Elway suffering three shellackings before he came back to win back to back titles. Everyone has their favorite moment. I’d love to share Lions’ Super Bowl memories, but… The event that is the Super Bowl has evolved through the years. Until 1976, the halftime shows were performed by marching bands from vari-

ous universities. There was sometimes a number done by a singer or singers, but the highlight was the band. Beginning in 1976, the group Up With People headlined for the next ten years. For those of you who don’t remember them, they were very similar to the Young Americans; squeaky clean entertainment. The first popular group to headline was New Kids on The Block, but the halftime spectacular as we have come to know it began with Michael Jackson in Super Bowl XXVII. His booking was taken as a counter to the ratings success of the halftime special offered by In Living Color on a rival network the previous year. Since then we have had the good, the bad, the outrageous and the horrendous. Then there are the commercials, which I think more people watch than watch the game at this point. It has been thirty-five years since the famous Joe Greene/Coke commercial. How old does that make you feel? The Apple 1984 commercial is thirty this year. Budweiser

has always been my favorite, between the always touching Clydesdales and the Lizards (far better than the frogs,) they are consistently entertaining, ridiculous Bud Bowls notwithstanding. Mike McElroy used to host incredible Super Bowl parties at the Crows’ Nest; great food, packed I’m sure beyond fire codes with fun people and the Arboretum had at least one that I recall that was outstanding. I have a suspicion that there was a crack down on the “gambling” because of the betting with squares, you just don’t see parties of that magnitude in bars and restaurants now. Enjoy the game, temper your indulgences and cheer for the Broncos. (The startling contrast between Peyton Manning’s and Robert Sherman’s post game interviews would have swayed me even if I hadn’t already been rooting for the Broncos.) Some non sports related celebrating going on locally, as Mark and Kim Clare welcomed a new granddaughter, Nadine Alana Clare on Janu-

ary 22. Nadine’s parents are Ben and Kelsie Clare. They also got the news that son Sam has announced his engagement to Zita Carrasco with a July wedding planned. Lots of good news for the Clare family to celebrate. Happy Anniversary to Jud and Jen Silveus on February 2, may you celebrate many more. We don’t have a lot of birthdays to celebrate this week, must be the reverse side my theory regarding the large number of November birthdays. There’s obviously a lot more to keep people occupied in May than in February in Northern Michigan. Happy Birthday on Saturday, February 1 to Amy McCafferty and on Super Bowl Sunday to Liz Clare Mullens, Jon Jezisek, Drew Adams and Alan Hammond. On Monday, February 3, we send birthday wishes to Jill Kimble and on Wednesday, February 5 to Andrea Sendlhofer and Jerry Cassidy. Enjoy your days and stay warm!

‘Clothesline Project’ on display at college Feb. 10-21; empowering survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assualt To coincide with One Billion Rising, North Central Michigan College and the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan ( WRCNM) are teaming up to organize a Clothesline Project display of more than 40 t-shirts created by local survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault. The shirts will be displayed February 10-21 at the college library. The shirts are a powerful and creative way for survivors to explore the power of their unique voices, to tell their stories and for the community to bear witness to this extraordinary, enlightening and empowering process. One Billion Rising began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that one

in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, that amounts to more than one billion women and girls. In 2013, one billion women and men in 207 countries shook the earth through dance and music to raise awareness and help end this violence. One Billion Rising was the biggest global action in the history of the world. One Billion Rising takes place annually on February 14. The focus this year is to break the silence that continues to surround domestic abuse and sexual assault, as well as examine the root causes of these crimes. It is a call to survivors to break the silence and

release their stories – politically, spiritually, outrageously – through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way feels right. “The shirts represented in this Clothesline Project display represent each person’s personal experience with violence,” said Chris Krajewski, domestic abuse and sexual assault program director at the WRCNM. “The messages are so impactful because they are raw and so brutally honest they take your breath away. The shirts show the pain, fear and anger that survivors experience, as well as hope and healing.” The Clothesline Project display will be available for

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lead designer Jennifer Haf At Little Traverse Bay Golf Club (in the tent) will be sharing “European Free-will offerings for Manna Food Project are encouraged Wrapped Bouquets.” A great workshop focusing on beautiful floral gift bouquets, “European Wrapped Bouquets” includes all necessary tools, flowers and other accessories that participants will need to design and create their one-of-a-kind pieces. “Blending my passion for floral design and my background as a teacher was the prestigious design schools inspiration to lead a work- in Paris and New York under shop at CTAC. I am so excited master designers, she will to share!” Haf said. lead two exciting beginner Having studied at various classes blending concepts for inspired floral designs. With a graduate level degree in education and over a decade of life experience as a floral designer, Haf will guide students as they create their take

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If within the next few weeks you have a birthday, engagement, anniversary or any other special occasion to announce, please tell us and we’ll be happy to print it in this column, free of charge (with certain limitations set by the publisher). Contact us by telephone, fax, mail or e-mail. Information must be received no later than Monday noon before that Wednesday’s edition. Listings should be sent to: Harbor Light Newspaper, Attn: Community Diary, 211 E. Third St., Harbor Springs, MI 49740; fax to 231-526-7634; telephone 231-526-2191; or e-mail

Graduate News Margaret (Maggie) Kane, a sophomore at Saint Mary’s CollegeNotre Dame, Indiana, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester with a 4.0 grade point average. Maggie is a 2012 graduate of Harbor Springs High School and is the daughter of Maria and John Kane.

Holy Cross Church Perch Fry The folks out at Holy Cross Church in Cross Village are seeing to it that those of you out and about will not go hungry. They are sponsoring a “Perch Fry” dinner on Saturday, Feb. 1, serving from 4:00-7:00 pm in the Fr. Al Parish Center. Menu includes perch, french fries, cole slaw, dinner roll, dessert, beverage. $10/adults; Kids (under 10) $7.00. We welcome snowmobilers!!!

Ski Team Italian Dinner Jan. 31 Harbor Springs Ski Team Annual Italian Dinner fundraiser is Friday, January 31 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Nub’s Nob. Dinner tickets are $10 each and include spaghetti, meat or veggie lasagna, salad, roll, cookie and soda. Cash bar is available. 100% of the proceeds from this event help offset coaching, equipment, uniforms and other costs. Tickets are available from Harbor Springs Ski Team members, at the door or by calling (231)526-1146.

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The Harbor Springs Sk8 park is open for the season (weather permitting). 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 300 Westis Lake St. • Harbor Springs • Phone: (231) 526-2101 equipment available. Snacks can be purchased The movie scheduled for this Friday, Jan 31 is Epic The fun begins at 5:30, email: movieStore is freeHours: to watch. (pizza) is•$5 per person. Movies MonDinner – Sat 8am-8pm Sun 9am – 6pm are subject to change. Call the rink 526-0610.

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Happy New Year from the Residents of Hillside Village We are surviving this very cold and stormy winter and hope you are too. We have several drivers living here and our cars need to be warmed up, brushed off and driven a little bit to keep all their moving parts moving well. We hope all of you are sitting by your fireplaces, bundled up, drinking hot chocolate and eating nuts and oranges. It is really nice to have a chance to read a good book! During this last year of 2013 we have had about 10 people move into Hillside Village, so on January 30 we are having a party to celebrate them joining us. It will be from 3 to 5 pm in D Building which has a delightful

community room. There will be lots of good food plus coffee, tea and punch. We welcome our newest residents. At this time we announce that we have a new Social Coordinator, Cyndi Kramer so now we have four staff people in our office: Cyndi, Mary Catherine Hannah, Penny Marshall and Dan Kolberg. Dan has been getting quite a workout keeping our sidewalks and driveways plowed and shoveled. We are enjoying the colored lights downtown, our big Christmas tree and the star up on the hill that most of us can see. We also enjoy the deer walking through our property looking for food. Best wishes to all of you, our friends and families living in this beautiful area! -Submitted by Jeanette Scheffler

Grant applications due Feb. 1 for Hestia Women’s Giving Circle Grant applications for projects that help women and girls are due Feb. 1, 2014. The Hestia Women’s Giving Circle will announce recipients in May. Organizations applying for grants must have 501 (c) 3 non-profit status or be a school or government agency, or have a fiscal agent with non-profit status. The Giving Circle is a donor-advised fund of the Charlevoix County Community Foundation (CCCF) which also assists the Giving Circle in grant making and distribution. Applications are available on the Foundation’s website at Click on “Grants and Scholarships” and follow the Hestia link. Interested persons are asked to call Maureen Radke at CCCF at (231) 536-2440 prior to filling out an application.

The Hestia Women’s Giving Circle was formed in 2005 by women in Emmet and Charleviox counties. Its mission is to promote the economic self-sufficiency and well-being of women and girls in Emmet and Charlevoix counties. The circle is named for the Greek goddess Hestia, who expresses her love and concern for others through thoughtful acts. The Giving Circle provides an opportunity for women to pool their donations to make a significant impact and to educate themselves about issues facing women and girls in our community. In 2013, the Giving Circle awarded more than $33,000 in support of local programs.

Week’s High: Fri, Jan 24, 19 F Week’s Low: Mon, Jan 27,0F (Wind chill -21F) The weather has continued in the same pattern, periods of snow almost every day (2 -3”), single digit temperatures with wind chill conditions well below zero. But we certainly are not alone in this - almost every state has been experiencing these conditions as we know. Many of them are certainly not equipped to handle it. Thank you to our city road crews who are doing their best to keep the roads passable, and to the postal carriers who have to drive and trudge through all this mess. The groundhog is due to make an appearance this Sunday but it is probably too cold for him to venture out so guess we will welcome that 20+ degree temperature predicted for Thursday!! Stay warm! Weather highlights brought to you weekly by:

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main administration/classroom building, room 132. Join North Central Librarian Leland Parsons for coffee, treats and a lively discussion about a fascinating topic. When Asia was the World is available at the North Central Library through the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf. Each semester, North Central’s International Committee, in partnership with the Michigan Global Awareness Consortium, brings international events to campus. Students and community members are welcome to attend all international events. These events are free and no RSVP is required. Call 231348-6613 or 231-348-6705 for more information.

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Calling All Kids! Film series at Crooked Tree Arts Center BYOS (bring your own snack) to the Crooked Tree Arts Center on February 14th for the French film “The Painting” as part of a film series partnership between the Arts Center and the Petoskey District Library. Not your typical Disney affair, these films are celebrating the illustration and animation styles of some classic children’s books. Inspired by the current, delightful, exhibit from the Clarke Historical Society Molson Art Collection of Children’s Book Illustrations, the films have been selected that remain true to the original illustrations.

Films will be presented once a month, coinciding with local schools’ Professional Development days when schools are closed. The original books will be highlighted through the library’s youth programming as well. “The Painting” is about a château, flowering gardens, a threatening forest, that for mysterious reasons, a Painter has left incomplete. Three kinds of characters live in this painting: the Toupins, who are entirely painted, the Pafinis, who lack a few colors, and the Reufs, who are only sketches. Considering themselves superior, the Toupins

Farmers Market A huge thank you to everyone who braved the weather on Saturday to show their local love at the Harbor Springs Winter Farmers Market! If you made it in, you were the first to see our new soup offerings courtesy of Jib at My Sister’s Bake Shop; chicken gnocchi (yum!) last week, divine squash this week. Maybe you were able to take home some pasta and pesto, a perfect winter supper from Two Acre Farm, or eggs and bacon from Sam and the Gregorys. And we welcomed back Country Gardens with their awesome winter carrots, Jerusalem artichokes and garlic. We’ll be back this Saturday at the Harbor Springs Middle School from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. with all of this and MORE! It’s still winter with frigid temps and howling winds...what better place to warm up than at the market on a Saturday morning? Meet you at the market, Cyndi Kramer, Market Master

A look out over the freezing lake from Stutsmanville Road after heavy snowfall last week. (Harbor Light photo/Mark Flemming)

take over power, chase the Pafinis from the château, and enslave the Reufs. Convinced that only the Painter can restore harmony by finishing the painting, Ramo, Lola, and Plume decided to go looking for him. Throughout the adventure, questions will follow one after the other: What has become of the Painter? Why did he abandon them? Why did he begin destroying some of his paintings? Will they one day know the Painter’s secret? Showcased at the 2013 Traverse City Film Festival among others. February 15th includes The

Weston Woods 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition with Arnie the Doughnut; The Elves and the Shoemaker; Dem Bones; and That New Animal. March 14th will be the unusual tale of “Coraline” [PG] where an adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but with secrets. Based upon the popular Neil Gaiman story for older kids. March 15th showcases Where the Wild Things Are & other Sendak Stories as well as Why Mosquitoes Buzz

in People’s Ears and Other Caldecott Classics. A parental note: Other Sendak Stories includes the favorite “In the Night Kitchen” which, as some will recall, does include the main character (a young boy) drawn falling out of his pajamas and briefly nude until he falls into a giant bowl of batter. The Friday films are geared towards upper elementary aged children with Saturday’s offerings more for lower elementary and preschool aged children; however many titles are beloved by all age groups! These are unsuper-

Scholarship will send North Central college student to Ireland North Central Michigan College and the Robert Emmet Society seek entries for a scholarship contest that will send a North Central student to Ireland this fall for a semester of study. This is the only scholarship awarded by the college that sends a student abroad for study. The competition is based on an essay contest, academic achievement, student activities and an interview with college and society representatives. Entrants must be enrolled in an academic program at North Central Michigan College for the 2013-2014 school year and must be prepared to submit an essay on the topic, “How do the political values of Robert Emmet, Irish patriot and namesake of Emmet County, relate to our world and our lives today?” Essays must be submitted to Samantha McLin, associate dean of liberal arts, by April 7. The winner will be announced before the end of the school year. Details are available at finaid/ireland.html. The winner of this competition will receive a scholarship for Fall 2014 at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) in Galway, Ireland. The scholarship covers round-trip air fare from Detroit or Chicago and tuition,

room and books at GMIT. The Society was founded in the early 1990’s to honor Robert Emmet, the namesake of Emmet County, Michigan, and to make area residents more aware of Emmet’s brief but courageous life and his enduring legacy as a champion of freedom and democracy. The Society works closely with North Central in awarding the scholarship that is named after Joseph W. McCarthy, a local businessman, and Dr. William McCullough, a Petoskey physician, both active members of the society since its founding. The Robert Emmet Society and the Blissfest Music Organization raise funds for the scholarship through donations and annual music events.

vised screenings, so parents are asked to arrange for a responsible adult to be present throughout the showing. Friday movies run between 75 and 100 minutes; Saturday’s films run approximately 50-60 minutes. All films are free and open to the public so be sure to join the Petoskey District Library and Crooked Tree Arts Center in celebrating great art and great literature- for kids.

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the first or second week of There would have been November, it might have been some cause for hope had really different,” McCullough the polar vortex happened said. sooner, she said, but this late “But there have been all in the winter there isn’t much these weeks of cooler and chance of insect deaths. cooler temperatures for the Cold temperatures coming ash borer larvae, under the in January are the problem, bark, to have acclimatized. McCullough said. As seasons Because it’s the middle of winchange, animals and insects ter they are as acclimatized acclimate to get used to the as they could possible be. cooler temperatures. Some of them are still going “Insects go through a physi- to survive it.” ologically intense process of McCullough said because acclimatization in the fall and they have adapted and lay there’s actually changes in dormant under bark that is 2010 Chevy Impala LT their bodies.1 owner! It’s the equivaChevrolet CERTI-an efficient insulator, they’ll FIED Extended New Car reemerge in the spring. lent of having antifreeze,” McCulloughWarranty, said. Luxury Edition Severe temperatures will Pkg. Heated Leather, SunIf the insects don’t create have a better chance of slowroof, best of All low, this antifreeze their Low miles cells Sharp!will A Localing the population growth of trade in! freeze and burst, killing them, other unwanted insects. $14,889 she said. Ronald Murray, Depart“If we had this Arctic vortex ment of Natural Resources

(DNR) forest health unit manager, said hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) was found in Michigan in May 2013 -– making a comeback after its elimination in 2006. HWA preys on hemlock by injecting toxic saliva while feeding, he said. Eventually the insect will kill the tree. While the DNR has taken steps to remove infested trees and treat surrounding trees, eggs are still distributed, Murray said. “Adelgid eggsBlack and tiny Candy White, nymphs are abundant from Velour Seats, autoMarch through June,” Murmatic, Great ray said.Gets “They areGas readily Mileage! Yakima/ dispersed by wind, birds, deer and other mammals. Humans Thule roof rack syscan also disperse the insect tem. Come take through various activities, including moving infested plants.”

However, any remaining emerald ash borer or HWA infestations would most likely cause, it is still damaging and be killed off in the freezing unsightly. temperatures, he said. McCullough said mimosa McCullough said the dif- webworm isn’t as cold tolerference between hemlock ant as emerald ash borer adelgid and emerald ash borer but still acclimatizes to the is that the adelgid feed in the weather. The hope is the cold winter, exposing themselves will stunt population growth to the freezing temperatures. and provide a better chance HWA dies in winter due to eliminate it. to their eating patterns, McMurray said, “Since they are Cullough said. The insect will reported in almost all literatravel to the pine needle to ture as being very susceptible feed and be exposed to the to cold temperatures in states Hurry!Final our freezing temperatures, while Days furtherof south than Michigan, HUGE TENT the emerald ash borer stays it isSALE! reasonable to assume that warm under protective bark. they would not survive the SAVE! McCullough said she hopes vortex.” the cold will kill off other (Capital News Service is providharmful species like mimosa ed by Michigan State University webworm, an insect that webs Jouranalism School) leaves together and feeds on them. While the harm they cause is less severe than what

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Notice HARBOR SPRINGS VISITORS DID YOU “OVER SHOP” for your trip Up North” The Harbor Springs Community Food Pantry will gladly accept donations of unopened, non-perishable food and personal care items. Contributions may be dropped off daily until 7 p.m. in the entryway of Holy Childhood Church or Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5 at the Harbor Springs Presbyterian Church. Thank you for supporting this local organization and the families we serve.

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Consultant set to help Harbor teachers utilize new technologies -CONTINUED from page 1. using social media or listening to music on an iPod. To stay competitive, today’s students need to learn how to use technology to create, not simply consume. “Having technology in the classroom allows teachers to assess students learning in a variety of ways. Teachers are able to give students immediate feedback on learning by collecting information using programs like Socrative, Poll Everywhere, and Google Forms. Teachers are able to use these tools to guide instruction based on the needs of their students. During the 2014-2015 students will begin to be tested in an online format using the Next Generation Assessments that are aligned with the Common Core. As a technology consultant, I am excited to support teachers in using technology

assessment tools that help support and guide student achievement and learning.” Fairbanks said it is her philosophy of connecting, communicating, collaborating and thinking critically that also reminds her of one very important shift in technology education: technology is only a tool, and one that most students are already very comfortable using. “My first priority for Harbor Springs schools is to build connections with the staff and students, and work to understand the technology that Harbor Springs currently has,” Fairbanks said. “As a technology consultant, my top priority will be training and supporting the staff on implementing technology into the curriculum in order to prepare Harbor Springs students for the 21st Century.”.

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to the opening, to hear Anna’s talk and to get some feedback on the exhibit itself,” stated Val Meyerson. In partnership with the library, the Charlevoix Historical Society has created their own local journey story exhibit entitled: “Journeying to Charlevoix: Why they Came and How they Traveled”. “Journeying to Charlevoix” will be on display at the Charlevoix Railroad Depot and open for visitors each Saturday during the exhibit time-frame and will include the themes. Charlevoix Historical Society President Denise Fate states, “we are excited to partner with the library and are looking forward showcasing the Depot to the hundreds of school children visiting.” The Charlevoix Historical Society has been active since the late 1800’s. Its main mission is to protect and preserve the iconic structures of Charlevoix: the South Pier Lighthouse, the Harsha House and

Museum, and the Railroad Depot. The Society also provides community enrichment with programs and events to celebrate Charlevoix’s storied history. Exhibit guides will be available from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at both locations every Saturday of the exhibit. Guides will also be available for special group bookings. To book a group tour, call Val at 231.237.7360. For more details about the Journey Stories exhibit, visit the website at: www.museumonmainstreet. org/journeystories/. Journey Stories has been made possible at the Charlevoix Public Library by the Michigan Humanities Council. Journey Stories is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

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CITY OF HARBOR SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL MEETING SYNOPSIS January 20, 2014 1. All Council members were present. 2. Council approved the December 16, 2013 City Council regular meeting minutes as read. 3. Council approved bills in the amount of $2,564,758.42. 4. Council approved the proposed changes to the Administrative Agreement. 5. Council, by consensus, approved the Chamber of Commerce “Wintervention” event scheduled for February 14, 15 and 16, 2014. 6. Council, by consensus, approved the DDA and Planning Commission meeting schedules for 2014. 7. Council approved the removal of the waterfront tennis courts and the restoration of the site to lawn. 8. Council approved going to Closed Session to consider the purchase or lease of real property up to the time an option to purchase or lease that real property is obtained. 9. Mayor Dika recessed from Open Session at 7:35 p.m. to go to Closed Session. 10. Mayor Dika reconvened in Open Session and called the meeting to order at 7:59 p.m. 11. Mayor Dika adjourned the meeting at 8:00 p.m. Ronald B. McRae City Clerk

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Boyne Highlands weekend itinerary Activity itinerary for Boyne Highlands 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend.

World’s first triple chair debuted at Boyne Highlands Resort in 1963,

Above and right: Early years at Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs. (Courtesy of Boyne Highlands Resort.)

The slopes of Boyne Highlands in the early days. (Courtesy of Boyne Highlands Resort.)

Boyne Highlands timeline • 1961-62: Everett Kircher purchases the former Harbor Highlands. • 1963: Boyne Highlands Resort opens Dec. 26, 1963, with two of the world’s first triple chair lifts and an Alpine-style lodge. • 1966: The Heather golf course opens, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. The Highlands eventually adds three more courses, Donald Ross Memorial, The Moor, and Arthur Hills. • 1970s: Patented Boyne Snowmaker (aka Highlands Snow Gun) introduced. • 1990: Boyne installs Michigan’s first high-speed quad chairlift. • 1995: North Peak ski area expansion opens with 12 additional runs, two additional chairlifts. • 2012: The Spa at Boyne Highlands opens.

Everett Kircher, founder of Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain. Photo courtesy of Boyne Resorts.

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He installed the world’s first triple chair shortly after opening the Highlands, and later came Michigan’s first high-speed detachable quad chairlift. He was also a pioneer when it came to snowmaking and snow-grooming equipment. His vision for the Highlands – and the Mountain – was year-round, and his desire to keep his employees on staff between ski seasons led to a foray into golf. Operating a tractor himself, Everett Kircher carved out a nine-hole course at Boyne Mountain, then enlisted famed course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. to design an 18hole layout at the Highlands. In 1966, The Heather opened its doors and took an

immediate spot among the top courses in the state, the Midwest and, eventually, the country. It helped ignite the golf boom in Northern Michigan, which is now referred to as America’s Summer Golf Capital. Eventually, three more courses were added at the Highlands and today Boyne is among the most prestigious names in the golf resort business with 10 Northern Michigan courses in the fold. The growth on the slopes mirrored that of the links. Today, the Boyne Resorts portfolio stretches from British Columbia to Washington to Utah and through the Midwest to Maine and New Hampshire and all the way south to the Great Mountains

in Tennessee. The company employs some 8,000 annually including 1,600 in Michigan and upwards of 700 during peak times at the Highlands. Boyne has turned the trick of fostering that growth while continuing to cultivate and improve the Highlands. “The team at Boyne Highlands is so friendly and so service oriented,” Stephen Kircher says. “Our guest scores at Boyne Highlands are tops in the country. Boyne Highlands is always right neck and neck with the best of the resorts on the customer-service side. The team is so tight and so well-heeled.” That is part – a big part – of the equation. Another aspect is facilities, and what Everett

Kircher nailed from the very beginning, the company continues nurture today. “We’ve got a lot of chairlift upgrades that are in the plans for the coming decade and we’ll continue to focus to upgrade the golf courses,” Stephen Kircher says, adding that preliminary plans also call for an enhancement of the architecture throughout the property in general along with a revamping of the day lodge. “We want to improve the customer experience in both the winter and the summer,” he says. “Continue to polish the apple and continue to enhance and build upon the DNA that makes Boyne Highlands the special place that it is today.”

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Meteorologists report coldest winter in more than 10 years

A city employee works to clean snow from the sidewalk sidewalk heading towards Judd Hill.

-CONTINUED from page 1. has only seen 59-inches of snowfall and currently has a 19-inch base). In comparison, Lutz reports that some of the highest seasonal snowfall totals in northwest Michigan have come from the National Weather Service office in Gaylord — with 185 inches during the 2006-07 season, and 181 inches during the 2003-04 season. “Petoskey probably won’t get to that point, but it’s not out of the question,” he said. Lutz said there are no major storm systems on the horizon for the Petoskey/Harbor Springs area, but he says they are expecting below normal temperatures and above average precipitation during the next two weeks. “We’ll probably end up with a couple inches a day for a while,” he said. “For the most part, it’s not going to stop over the next two weeks. “If you do see a break, you’re going to be the lucky one.” As a response to the extreme conditions, area residents have been rushing to local hardware stores and stocking up on snow-removal products. Rebecca Leitelt, store manager for Meyer Ace Hardware on U.S. 31 North, said business has been booming. “We sold over 11 snow blowers on Saturday — that’s probably a record for us in the last eight years,” she said. “We’ve completely sold out.” Leitelt said many hardware stores in the area are having a difficult time getting snow blowers back in stock because

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the companies that manufacture them have already begun shifting their efforts toward manufacturing lawnmowers. “(Snow blowers) are very limited right now ... we can’t get them,” she said. “I think most businesses in Petoskey are in the same boat.” In addition to snow blower sales, Leitelt said other snow and ice removal products are flying off the shelves, including: shovels, sleds, roof rakes and roof salts. “Shovels are selling more than anything — the snow’s

Toski Sands Market and Wine Shop staff member Michaela Mastaglio decided to make the best of all the recent snow and scale “Mt. Toski Sands”, the huge pile of snow from the plowed parking lots at the store. (Courtesy photos)

been quite heavy and they’ve been breaking a lot,” she said. “Also, roof rakes are huge right now because there’s a lot of accumulation on people’s roofs.” Leitelt said area residents are also purchasing items to combat the subzero temperatures. “People have been requesting a lot of face masks and hand warmers,” she said. “We’ve also been having trouble keeping heaters in stock. “The whole Midwest has been so much colder than

normal.” Leitelt said she believes people are having a difficult time with these conditions because the area has experienced mild winters during the last several years. “This really is a normal northern Michigan winter, but we’ve been spoiled the last three years,” she said. “Now that we have so much snow, people seem lost and don’t know what to do with it.” (Christina Rohn is a freelance writer and occasional contributor to the Harbor Light Newspaper.)

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Upcoming Sporting Events Girls Varsity Basketball: Fri, Jan 31 At East Jordan, 5:30; Tues, Feb 4, home vs Kalkaska 7:00 pm; Friday, Feb 7 home vs TCSF, 5:30. Girls JV Basketball: Thurs, Jan 30 home vs East Jordan, 5:30.; Tues, Feb 4 home vs Kalkaska 5:30; Fri, Feb7 home vs TCSF, 5:30 Boys Varsity Basketball: Fri, Jan 31 At East Jordan, 7 pm; Tues, Feb 4 @ Kalkaska 7 pm; Fri, Feb 7 @ TCSF 7 pm Boys JV Basketball: Thurs, Jan 30 home vs East Jordan, 7:00 pm; Tues, Feb 4 At Kalkaska 5:30 High School Skiing: Thurs, Jan 30 Boyne City (LMC) Boyne Mtn 5 pm; Thurs, Feb 6 LMC hosted by Harbor Springs at Nub’s Nob 5:00 pm Middle School Skiing: Thurs, Feb 6at Boyne MTN 4 PM Girls Freshman Basketball: Wed, Jan 29 at Gaylord, 6:00 pm; Tues, Feb 4 at Boyne City, 5:30; Wed, Feb 5 Benzie Central @ East Jordan 7:30; Thurs Feb 6 at Sault St Marie 6 pm Girls Middle School Basketball: Wed Jan 29 home vs Elk Rapids, 4:30; Mon, Feb 3 home vs Charlevoix; Wed, Feb 5 at Grayling 4:30

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Mon, Jan 20 at Cedarville Harbor Springs 52, Cedarville 31 Scoring: Mikayla Dickison 13, Jessica Worm nine, Claire Fleming eight, Zoey Bezilla and Haley Rushing six, Sophie Schneider and Mia Trabucchi four, Avery Calnen two. Coach Tom Brogger’s Comments: “We finally made it to Cedarville after two previous weather related cancellations. The roads were good this time and I guess you could say we weren’t too bad either. The 20 points we put up in the second quarter happens to be our largest point total for any one quarter this year. Shots were dropping and everyone was involved. Defensively as a team, we were only ‘so-so’ at times and this was a little surprising because typically by this time in the season, we’re more consistently very good. Jessica however turned her defensive pressure into points as she scored a career high. Avery, Zoey, Haley and Mia were aggressive, attacking the rim in transition. Sophie rebounded well scoring her points on put backs while Miakayla and Claire controlled matters in the paint.” Wed., Jan 22 at Grayling Harbor Springs 35, Graying 25 Scoring: Mikayla Dickinson 10, Claire Fleming nine, Jessica Worm six, Haley Rushing and Mia Trabucchi four, Zoey Bezilla two. Coach’s Comments: Grayling seems to be one of those places where we always find a way to struggle with something. Well, this tradition lives on. In the first half, I thought our energy and focus was good. Our press break (they have a very good press) was as good as it’s ever been. Defensively we were strong and emotionally we were right on. Still, yet with all this going our way, we could not finish at the rim and found ourselves down by six. Thankfully there is a second half, because this is where things finally turned our way. With Mikayla and Claire (scoring leaders) in foul trouble it was Maddie Keely who stepped up and played an excellent game in the post. As mentioned Haley, Zoey and Mia did an especially good job attacking their press. Jessica had another good all around game and Avery Calnen played her role to a T.”

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Friday, Jan 17 at Boyne City Boyne City 51, Harbor Springs 35 Scoring: Shallon Grawey 12 points, Stephanie Sylvain nine points; Perry Bower four, Alexa Jensen-Philbrick three, Morgan Reeves three, Libby Sylvain had two points and 16 rebounds, Maddy Savard two points. Coach Jennifer Foley’s Comments: “Boyne City is a very athletic team. They like to get out and run in transition. They Dentistry & Denture have General the best point guard in the conferenceImplants as well. We did a nice job holding her (Rainy McCune) to nine points on the Complete Familywere Dental Services night. Shallon and Stephanie very aggressive driving to the basket for us and Libby was unbelievable grabbing both From People Who Care offensive and defensive rebounds.”

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Monday, Jan 20 at Cedarville Cedarville 46-Harbor Springs 37 Scoring: Shallon Grawey nine pts, Morgan Reeves nine pts, Perry Bower five, Layne Compton five, Maddy Savard three, Alexa Jensen-Philbrick two, Stephanie Sylvain two, Betsey Simons two. Coach’s Comments: “It is always tough to play in the UP however we really played great the entire game. We attacked their press pretty well and in the second half found some easy layups off of ball rotations. They had a point guard who has been on varsity as a freshman (she’s a senior now) who is very quick and broke down our defense well to set up her teammates. I am looking forward to playing them again on our court.” Therasnore Appliances

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Friday January 17, 2014 at Schuss Mountain M-119 Suite 203rd overall Harborand Springs Harbor 8478 Springs Boys finished 2nd in Conference in a combination invitational and Lake Michigan Conference meet. Elk Rapids/Saint Francis placed first followed by Traverse City Central. In Slalom, the boys scored John Bailey

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5th, Matthew Fought 6th, Sam Bailey 17th, and Brandon Howard 38th. For Giant Slalom they scored John Bailey 3rd, Mathew Fought 12th, Sam Bailey 17th, and Noah Basset 24th. The Girls took 2nd overall and 1st in the Conference. Tia Esposito 1st, Demi Trabucchi 3rd, Alexa Wespiser 6th, and Robyn Dendel 12th in Slalom. In Giant Slalom Sadie Cwikiel 9th, Robyn Dendel 16th, Elena Esposito 19th, and Alexa Wespiser were scored. Thursday January 17, 2014 at Boyne Mountain The boys won the Lake Michigan Conference meet with all team members placing in the top 25 for both events. Finishes were: Giant Slalom: Shea Fuhrman 1st, John Bailey 3rd, Sam Bailey 4th, Matthew Fought 16th, Noah Bassett 19th, Jimmie DeCamp 22nd Slalom: Shea Fuhrman 1st, John Bailey 2nd, Matthew Fought 3rd, Noah Bassett 16th, Sam Bailey 17th, Jimmie DeCamp 19th The girls also placed first showing they plan to defend their Conference Title. All members placed in the top 20 both events. The team also dominated the B Class. Finishes were as follows: A Team: Giant Slalom: Tia Esposito 2nd, Sadie Cwikiel 3rd, Demi Trabucchi 5th, Sydney Elkins 6th, Alexa Wespieser 9th, and Robyn Dendel 17th Slalom: Tia Esposito 1st, Alexa Wespieser 3rd, Demi Trabucchi 5th, Sadie Cwikiel 6th, Sydney Elkins 12th, Robyn Dendel 13th B Team: Giant Slalom: Serena Luplow 1st, Isabel Gracy 3rd, Morgan Rankin 4th, Lexi Vorce 5th, Amanda Curnow 7th Slalom: Amanda Curnow 1st, Serena Luplow 2nd, Lexi Vorce 3rd, Isabel Gracy 4th The team’s next meet will be a Lake Michigan Conference meet Thursday, January 30, 5:00 p.m. at Boyne Mountain. --Submitted by John Bailey

Middle School GS Ski Meet held at Nub’s

Nob, Tuesday, Jan 21, hosted by Harbor Springs Middle School Schools Participating were Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Boyne City and Charlevoix 6th Grade Boys: 1. Petoskey, 26 pts: 1. Wolf Miller 49.08, 2. Trip Thomas 53.61, 3. Nathaniel Wurster 56.17, 4. Gabe Rothman. 2. Harbor Springs, 26 points: 1. Dean Cameron 46.94, 2. Andrew Truman 51.22, 3. Cole Hoffman 54.24, 4. Harrison Luplow 1:04.16. 3rd Place,Charlevoix, 41 pts: 1. Jake Conway 54.08, 2. Blaise Snabes 56.49, 3. Jake Snyder 57.79, 4. Caeden Collins 1:02.03. Boyne City team did not have enough racers to qualify - Luke Whittet 54.13, Jack Franchino 55.84 7th & 8th Grade Boys: 1. Harbor Springs 20 pts: Raymo Blancato 45.96, 2. Max Sydow 47.59, 3. Thomas Kelbel 48.58, 4. Ian Whittman 55.37. 2nd Place Petoskey 23 pts: 1. Ethan Siegwart 46.66, 2. Riley Norton 47.98, 3. David Paquette 51.52, 4. Jack Paulsen 55.16. 3rd place Charlevoix 37 pts: 1. Phil Conway 49.51, 2, Ben Peterson 52.01, 3. Keon Taylor 52.37, Addison Bemis 55.76, Boyne City Quinten Kuhn 55.55 (not enough racers to qualify) 6th Grade Girls: 1. Harbor Springs 19 pts: 1. Frannie Kelbel 50.28, 2. Makayla Gillette 55.68, 3. Mackenzie Gillette 56.03, 4. Evie Garver 58.94. 2nd place Charlevoix, 27 pts: 1.Kate Klinger 54.59, 2. Megan Scholten 54.82, 3. Paige Carson 58.71, 4. Maxy Fuchs 1:03.84. 3rd Place Petoskey 36 pts: 1. Emma Armstrong 56.45, 2. Anna Armstrong, 58.11, 3. McKenna Norton 1:01.75, 4. Madelyn Mays 1:01.81. Boyne City- Olivia Knitter 1:05.82 (not enough racers to qualify) 7th & 8th Grade Girls: 1. Harbor Springs 12 pts: 1. Maddy Fuhrman 46.34 , 2. Marin Hoffman 48.39, 3. Zoe Shepherd 53.10, 4. Summer Burke 1:03.45. 2nd Petoskey 28 pts: 1, Emma Makela 50.14, 2. Natalie Simmons 52.52, 3. Lauren Gaskill 54.25, 4. Genevieve Kromm 55.48. 3rd Charlevoix 33 pts: 1. Abbey Scholten 47.50, 2. Jenna Good 49.33, 3. Grach Ochs 1:08.01, 4. Morgan Welham 1:09.54, Boyne City Allyson Dobrowalski 1:03.06 (not enough racers to qualify) -Submitted by LeAnne Kebel, HS Middle School Ski Team Timer

GIRLS 6 & UNDER: 1 Norah Frasz, 2. Onika Alonzi, 3. Katelyn Dittmar, 4. Rayna Robel, 5. Elise Markham BOYS 7 & 8: 1. Cal Benjamin, 2. Charlie Thomas, 3. Nathaniel Schumaker, 4. Everett Shepherd, 5. Jack Robel, 6. McLean Davis GIRLS 7 & 8: 1. Kaija Lazda, 2. Sydney Hoffman, 3. Isadora Boyer, 4. Sierra Kruzel, 5. Elizabeth Vanfleet, 6. Reagan Walsh BOYS 9 & 10: 1. Robbie Gillette, 2. Conner Truman, 3. Grant Richardson, 4. Seth Doe-Nimphie, 5. Kevin Meisner, 6. Wyatt Mattson GIRLS 9 & 10: 1. Kate Klinger, 2. Isabella Balistrere, 3. Taylor Stockwell, 4. Madelyn Sandison, 5. Laura Pawlick, 6. Elizabeth Markham BOYS 11 & 12: 1. Wolfgang Miller, 2. Andrew Truman, 3. Joe Kowatch, 4. Cole Hoffman, 5. Rolli Charpentier, 6. Ian Davis GIRLS 11 & 12: 1. Frannie Kelbel, 2. McKenzie Gillette, 3. MyKayla Gillette, 4. McKenna Norton, 5. Marlee Shepherd, 6. Courtney Zaremba BOYS 13 & UP: 1. Ryan Meisner, 2. David Paquette, 3. Riley Norton GIRLS 13 & UP: 1. Marin Hoffman, 2. Sunny Charpentier, 3. Allison Kowatch, 4. Zoe Shepherd

Nub’s Nob Junior Alpine Racing Team

Nub’s Nob Racing’s Junior Alpine Racing Team (JART) started the season strong on Sunday, January 26 at the Antrim Ski Academy Invitational at Schuss Mountain. The invitational included teams from all over the Lower Peninsula, and JART racers performed extremely well in brutally cold conditions. Results were as follows: 6 and Under girls, Giant Slalom only: Elizabeth Bassett, 1st place 7-8 Girls: Ally Goelz, 12th place Slalom, 9th place Giant Slalom 7-8 Boys: Charlie Smith, 4th place Slalom; 7th place Giant Slalom; Michael Squires, 7th place Slalom, 6th place Giant Slalom 9-10 Girls: Lauren Rothman, 3rd place Slalom, 6th place Giant Slalom; Olivia Nemec, 15th place Slalom; 15th Giant Slalom 9-10 Boys: Max Bassett, 3rd place Slalom, 4th place Giant Slalom, Willian Goelz, 6th place Slalom, 3rd place Giant Slalom; Bode Blancato, 11th place Slalom, 7th place Giant Slalom, Wyatt Kolka, 9th place Slalom, 22nd place Giant Slalom; Sam Smith, 22nd place Slalom, 24th place Giant Slalom 11-12 Girls: Emma Squires, 17th place Slalom, 16th place Giant Slalom 11-12 Boys: Raymo Blacato, 1st place Slalom, 1st place Giant Slalom; Gabe Rothman, 17th place Slalom, 18th place Giant Slalom. The JART team was coached at Schuss Mountain by head coach Tony Blancato and assistant coach Ellen Vanderzee.

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Held at Boyne Mountain, Sunday, Jan 26, 2014 FINAL PLACES: BOYS 6 & UNDER: 1.Carson Truman 2. Owen Chappuies 3. Chase Druzel 4. Griffin Boyer 5. Wyatt Warner 6. Caiden Phillips

Harbor Springs Ski Team to host Italian dinner fundraiser The Harbor Springs Ski Team hosts their annual Italian Dinner fundraiser on Friday, January 31 from 5-8 pm at Nub’s Nob. Dinner tickets are $10 each and include spaghetti, meat or veggie lasagna, salad, roll, cookie and soda. Cash bar is available. 100% of the proceeds from this event help offset coaching, equipment, uniforms and other costs. Tickets are available from

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At the Movies with Cynthia Morse Zumbaugh

Big Miracle Yet another animated movie that looked reasonably entertaining in the previews, but fails to entertain much beyond those snippets that we have already seen. This is the story of Surly, a squirrel that is exiled from the park for destroying the nut cache that had been stored for the winter. He hits the streets with his only friend, Buddy the Rat and they find, oddly enough, a nut store where they can pilfer what they need. What they don’t know is that the store is a front for a planned robbery. Confused? So were many of the kids; this movie tried too hard to be something for everyone and wound up failing for just about every segment of the audience. Tons of talent was involved in the voicing of the characters. Will Arnett plays Surly and Rob Tinkler is Buddy. Also offering their vocal abilities were Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Hiegl, Jeff Dunham and Maya Rudolph. (Interesting trivia side note: Rudolph’s mother was Minnie Riperton, whose biggest hit “Lovin’ You” was what she sang to Maya as a child.) The animation is beautiful and the movie is blessedly short, so the little ones might be entertained if they aren’t looking for a cohesive story and just watching the animated animals can keep their attention. Older children and definitely adults are not going to be as big of fans. Animated movies are most successful when they can entertain a range of ages and this one does not pull that off. There were a couple moments that made me smile, but no really funny sequences or lines that will be quoted when you leave the theater. Rated PG, but I’m not sure why; there is no profanity, not even any frightening scenes. There are a couple moments that I suppose could feasibly disturb very sensitive children, but I’m guessing it was more for a couple “inappropriate” comments on bodily functions.

Harbor Springs Ice Rink & Kiwanis Park Sledding Hill Winter Tentative Schedule Ice Rink: Mon-Fri, 3 pm to 8 pm; Sat & Sun 10 am to 8 pm;

Kiwanis Park: Fri, 3-8 pm; Sat & Sun, 10 am-8 pm

Valentine Community Sledding Night at Kiwanis Park, Sat, Feb 8 from 5 to 8 pm. This party will feature Valentine themed games, prizes and crafts.

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 31, Epic. Feb 7, Cody the Robosapien, Feb 14- Legend of King Fu Rabbit (Movies subject to change)

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, 75 four corners, and e 19pom-pom Sinc others We give winners of 526-6041 the gamesOur silly prizes. For more inAnnual formation on scheduled events Cinco de Mayo call the Skate Park 526-0610. Come Celebrate! Great Food! Margaritas! Fun! Bring Your Friends!

Crooked Tree Arts Saturday, May 5th Center 5-9pm

Performing Arts Series, presents comedians Josh Sneed and Dave Dyer on Saturday, Feb 1, at 8 pm at the CTAC. An evening of laughter and good fun. Reserved tickets are available at or by calling 231-347-4337.

Floral Workshop, Crooked Tree Arts center presents a fabulously chic floral workshop in collaboration with BLOOM Floral Design, Thursday, Feb 6, from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Arts Center. Owner and lead designer Jennifer Haf will be sharing “European Wrapped Bouquets.” The workshop includes all necessary tools, flowers and other accessories that participants will need to design and create their one-of-a-kind pieces. Early registration is requested as many of the blooms are flown in fresh from the east coast. More information and registration is available at www., or by calling 231-347-4337.

The Arts Center and Petoskey District Library, have partnered to present a great selection of animated children’s films. These films are celebrating the illustration and animation styles of some classic children’s books. Inspired by the current, delightful, exhibit from the Clarke Historical Society Molson Art collection of Children’s Book Illustrations, the films have been selected that remain true to the original illustrations Films will be presented once a month, coinciding with

local schools’ Professional Development days when schools are closed. Friday films are geared towards upper elementary aged children; Saturday films more for lower elementary and pre-school aged children. All films are free and open to the public. Parents are asked to arrange for a responsible adult to be present throughout the showing.. For more info call 231-347-4337.

The Culinary Series,

held every Tuesday through Feb 25, showcasing local restaurants and chefs, continues on Tuesday, Feb 4 Toski Sands; Feb 11 with Pasta II at the home of Mr and Mrs Gordon Bonfield; Feb 18, Palette Bistro; Feb 25, Twisted Olive. These typically sell out quickly. For more Information and registration, or call 231-347-4337.

The 2013-14 Swirl Season at the CTAC, continues on Thursday, Feb 27 featuring Twisted Olive Cafe with music by Bill Wilson; three exhibits will be open for viewing. Swirl is a monthly wine tasting with music and the most recent art exhibit art exhibits on display. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 per person the day of Swirl, when available. For more info/ to purchase tickets call the CTAC 231-347-4337.

North Central Michigan College North Central Michigan College will present Dr. Steward Gordon, author of When Asia Was the World and senior researcher for the University of Michigan South Asia Studies Program on Wed, Feb 5 at 7 p.m. in the Library conference center on the Petoskey campus. Dr. Gordon will speak about networks and connections across the great Asian world at this free lecture. There will also be a discussion of Dr. Gordon’s book on Tues, Feb 18 from 8:30-10 am in the main administration/classroom building, room 132. Joion North Central Librarian Leland Parsons for coffee, treats and a lively discussion about a fascinating topic. These events are free and no RSVP is required. For more info call 231-348-6613

North Central Michigan College’s next luncheon lecture series, will be on Friday, February 21 with the program being “The History of Cross Village.” with Jane Cardinal from Good Hart. 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.

Dance/Music Blissfest Country Dance, will take place on Sat, Feb 1 at 7:30 pm, held this month at the Carnegie Building across from the Petoskey Public Library. Contra & square dances with callers, Cynthia Donahey & Jan Fowler, and The Johns band playing. No partner necessary, all dances are taught. $3/ person, $5/couple, $7/family. All are welcome. These dances are held the 1st Saturday of the month in the fall and winter.

Health Family Fitness Challenge, offered at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center in Petoskey, is a 5-week course modeled on real Olympic training skills. The Challenge is open to families with children age 4-14; a parent or adult must accompany children. Families may choose any single class for $10 or participate in all five for $50. All classes take place on Thursdays from 7-8 pm. The series culminates with a Family Olympic Challenge and Medal Ceremony. For more information, contact Joan Tiihonen, CTRS, AFP, at or (231) 4887-3440.

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please. For more info call PRAS President Darrell Lawson at 231-330-4572.

5th Annual Winterfest Snowshoe Challenge, will take place at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga on Sat, Feb 22. Registration is from 8 to 9 am. The race begins at 10 a.m. Bring your snowshoes and your appetite- refreshments will follow the race. Prizes are awarded. Cost is $15 in advance with checks payable to: Emmet County Parks and Recreation, 200 Division St, Suite 178, Petoskey, MI 49770. Or you can deliver payment to the County Bldg (same address) Attn: Laurie Gaetano, Parks Director. Cost is $20 on race day. Cost includes food and prizes. For more details, call (231) 348-0014.

Cross County Ski Series, is hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs and Nub’s Nob every Wednesday night from 6:00-7:30. A great way to get out with other skiers, gain skills, and go for a night ski. For nordic skiers of all abilities and kids ages 9 years and older, each weekly session will start with a 20-minute skills clinic followed by a non-guided group ski.. Register for any/all dates that fit your schedule. Apresski in the pub afterwards with free appetizers. Note: schedule alternates between skate and classic skiing. Fee: nordic trail pass required. Pre-registration required. (reduced rate of $8) and skills clinic is free of charge. Pre-registration required. To register or for more info: call The Outfitter at (231) 2621 or visit outfitterharborsprings. com.

Cross Country Ski Loppet, will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Sunday, Feb 2. This 30th annual classic cross country ski tour on 16 miles of groomed trail from Harbor Springs to Cross Village is open to skiers of all ages and

A free Snowshoe Adventure, hosted by Petoskey Regional Audubon Society (PRA), North Central Michigan College (NCMC) and Bearcub Outfitters, will take place on Saturday, Feb 8, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Natural Area of the college. The 3-mile adventure will be led by NCMC Biology students. It will feature the wildlife, history and beauty of the NCMC Natural Area. Participants will meet at 10 am at the entrance to the Natural Area (southeast corner of Health Education & Science Center Parking Lot on the NCMC Campus). The event is free and open to the public; families are welcome. Bearcub Outfitters will have snowshoes available for people to use for no charge. PRAS will have loaner binoculars and field guides available. No pets

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Support the Harbor Springs High School Class of 2014, by taking your family out to dinner, at Johan’s Burger Express, 3473 M-119 on Monday Feb 10. 50% of all Proceeds will be donated to the Harbor Springs Senior Class All Night Party held on Graduation Night. Come enjoy a meal for the Harbor Springs 2014 Senior Class

Rotary Club of Petoskey hosts their annual spaghetti dinner, on Thursday, Feb 13, at the Petoskey High School, from57:30 pm. Tickets are $5/adults, $2.50 children ages 4-12, and free for children under 4. The all-you-can-eat meal includes spaghetti, coleslaw, rolls, beverages, and ice cream. Funds from the dinner help the Rotary Club of Petoskey support numerous programs in the community and worldwide. For tickets, see any Rotarian or contact Mike -CONTINUED on page 12.

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hosted by Birchwood Farms Golf and Country Club and The Outfitter of Harbor Springs, on Saturday, February 22 from noon-3 pm. A free, fun family event open to the public! Come cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on Birchwood’s groomed trails. Enjoy a bonfire, hot dogs, cocoa and show creature contest. Gear is available free of charge. For more info call 231- 526-2166 or visit www.

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abilities. Skiers may opt for shorter mileage by starting at aid stations on Middle Village Rd or Wormwood Ln. Loppet ends at the Crow’s Nest restaurant with a celebration of food, drinks, fun and door prizes. Classic skis only. Registration limited to 120 skiers. To register: and for more info,visit www., stop in The Outfitter, 153 E Main St or call 231-526-2621.

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Little Traverse Bay Humane Society’s annual dog walk, 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 secluded farm. Three snowshoe trails will be available, ranging from beginner to expert. Snowshoes will be available. Participants are invited to walk a shelter dog if they don’t 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 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.

First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs:On Sunday, Feb 2 at 10:00 am welcomes Pastor Bob Faulman to the pulpit. Holy communion will be celebrated and the focus of the service. Music will be provided by the women of the Chancel Choir and the Kirk Ringers, both under the direction of Peter D. Sims.Adult education class begins at 9:00 am. A nursery is available for infants and toddlers; and Sunday’S cool for elementary age children takes place during the worship hour. Men’s Bible fellowship meets every Tuesday at 7:30 am. For more information visit www. or call 526-7332 First Presbyterian Church Harbor Springs is located at the corner of W.Lake and Cemetery Roads and is completely handicap accessible.

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Holy Cross Church Cross Village, will be sponsoring a “Perch Fry” dinner on Sat, Feb 1 from 4:00-7:00 pm in the Fr. Al Parish Center. Menu includes perch, french fries, cole slaw, dinner roll, dessert, beverage. Adults/$10, Kids (under 10) $7.00. We welcome snowmobilers!!

Serving Dinner Wednesday The Harbor Springs United thru Church, Saturday. Methodist 5:30-Close 343 E. Main Street, will observe the 4th Sunday after the Epiphany at 11 a.m. on February 2, with the Rev. Mary A. Sweet. Children’s Sunday school is offered during the worship hour..Holy Communion is offered to all. A coffee and cookie fellowship will follow the services. All welcome. Visit umcharborsprings. com. for more information.

info: visit or call (231) 562-2621.

“Trees in Peril: 3 Diseases on the Move”, will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs as part of its monthly speaker series on Tuesday, Feb 18 at 7:00 pm. Learn about three diseases impacting our northern hardwood forests: beech scale, oak wilt and emerald ash borer. Ben and Molly Veling, owners of Timberwolf Tree Care and certified arborists will demystify how they spread, the impacts they have and steps you can take to protect your trees. Open to all. Admission: Please bring food items for the Harbor Springs Area Food Pantry. The Outfitter, 153 E. Main St in Harbor Springs. For more inf: call 231-526-2521 or visit www.outfitterharborsprings. com.

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Week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2014

been in the works for several months now to revitalize a winter festival in Harbor Springs Scheduled as a weekend extravaganza “Wintervention” will be offering fun for every member of the family during Presidents ’ 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,

Saturday & Sunday Stutsmanville Chapel, serving Join us for Brunch Perch on the Patio 10:30-2:30 Snowshoe and Brew

Petoskey, every Sat, thru -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

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Ice Breakers, 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.Schedule is: Thurs, Feb 6, Thurs, Feb 20, Thurs, March 6, Thursday, March 20. For more information on the Ice Breaker sessions visit

Libraries Harbor Springs Library The Spanish Conversation Group meets regularly on 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.

Week Ending Sunday Feb 2. Sunday mornings begin 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 Mackinaw Area Public Liservice. Men’s Support Groups brary will host Fairy Tale meet Monday at 6:30 pm & Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm Moons Watercolor Exhibit, at the church. A prayer group this winter. The exhibit opens meets on Wednesday morn- The Outfitter of Harbor on Jan 29, and will be on display TUESDAY, JULY 3, from 6:00 p.m. and - 9:00Mustang p.m. ings at the church at 7:30 a.m. until March 26, 2014. There will Springs to pray for individuals as well be an opening reception Wed, Wendy’s, Snowshoe and Brew as other AWANA Friday, February Chefneeds. Robert ValaClubs will beon serving up his 21 at 6:30 Jan 29 at 6 pm to stroll through are held Wednesdays 6-7:30 the exhibit and hear the stories pm. This Gourmet, winter famous with the fixins’ on the Depot with Bibleperch Clubs for ages all 3-6th behind the images and their adventure features a guided, patio. and live entertainment. grade. AEnjoy Quiltinglibations Group meets connection to the stars overnight snowshoe at the LTC OfFeb 15 and the AWANA Grand head. Fairy Tale Moons was field Preserve with hosted local Prix will be held Feb 22, 9 am-2 created by star lore historian brews and artisan sausages $15.99 for adults/$9.99 for children pm. Planning has begun for a and storyteller Mary Stewart grilled trailside followed by retirement party for Pastor Ed Adams, program director of a three-course gourmet dinWarner who has served the the Headlands International ner prepared with local wine Stuts Community for almost Dark Sky Park, with her sister, and spirits and live music at 40 years. If you would like to artist Patricia DeLisa,. The exMustang Wendy’s restaurant. 111 W. Bay Street, Harbor Springs - - Tel: 231.242.4233 help in some way or would like hibit features 33 original water Registration is limited to 30 information on any of the above color images created by DeLisa people. To register and for more

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Laughs aplenty headed to Crooked Tree Arts Center

Heat up February with loads of laughter when Josh Sneed and Dave Dyer hit the stage February 1st at 8:00pm at Crooked Tree Arts Center. Josh Sneed is making his mark as one of the top young comics in the business. After quitting a comfy day job working for Procter & Gamble, he’s made excellent strides in following his passion for making people laugh. His door busting entrance into comedy has had him opening for greats that include Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook, and Lewis Black. Many patrons may recognize Josh as an according to tales that Adams chose because they connect to the night sky. The library is located at 528 W. Central Ave in Mackinaw City. Library hours are Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 11 am-5 p.; Wed noon - 8 pm; Sat 10-2. For more info call 231436-5451.

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opening act for “The Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” and his many appearances on “The Bob & Tom Show”. Joining Josh, also from “The Bob & Tom Show” is Dave Dyer, a seasoned stand up comic and writer whose work has contributed to NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” ABC’s “Politically Incorrect” and a host of other shows. He too has shared the stage with many notable comedians including Drew Carey, Lewis Black and Kathleen Madigan! An evening of laughter and good fun with Josh Sneed and

Dave Dyer and Josh Sneed will be performing at CTAC on February 1. (Courtesy photo)

Dave Dyer at Crooked Tree Arts Center February 1st at 8:00 pm. Reserved tickets are available at www.crookedtree. org or by calling 231.347.4337.

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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.

Upcoming events: 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.

Serving Brunch Saturday & Sunday, 10am-2:30 pm,Community Resources Farmers Markets DinnerHarbor Wed.Springs through Sat. Farmers Project FREE preschool, in Petoskey has openings in both Theclose. winter market Market,to 5pm morning and afternoon sesis open at the Harbor Springs

information about upcoming activities at the Library, contact the Children’s Room at the Petoskey District Library 231-7583112 or visit petoskeylibrary. org. 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.

sions for children who turned age 4 before November 1, 2013. Certified teachers provide art, music, computer time, dramatic play and skill-building activities to build students’ social and academic skills for a smooth transition into kindergarten. Project FREE is offered half days, Mon thru Thurs, October through May. Although there is often no cost to families, state eligibility requirements do exist. To learn more or register, call the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan at (231a0 347-347-0067.

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.

Reservations recommended. Outdoor dining available, Alanson Public Library, the pre-school story hour is Tuesno sportcoat required days thru Feb 11 beginning at 10:30 am; no registration, must after Labor Day... be accompanied by an adult. (231)548-5465.. Regular Library hours are Mon-Wed 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)

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.


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A Club for teens to socialize, study or just hang out, is

showing the documentary film “More Than Honey”on Wed, Jan 29 and Fri, Jan 31 at 7:30. at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (451 E. Mitchell St., next to the Arts Center). From Markus Imhoof tackles the vexing issue of why bees, worldwide, are facing extinction. Exquisite macrophotography of the bees in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis.For more information call. PFT Movie Hotline: 7583108 Donations appreciated.

located in the downstairs of Holy Childhood Church, Main St, Harbor Springs. Club 150 has a pool table, wide screen hi-def TV’s, wi-fi and lots more! It is non-denominational and all teens are welcome. Hours are 3:30-6:30 Tuesday through Friday. For more information call 526-2017, ext. 22.

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 for more information.

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History The Harbor Springs History Museum 349 E Main St, is open year round. During the winter, the exhibit galleries will be open Fridays and Saturdays, 11 am to 3 p.m. The Museum’s

Northern Michigan (WRCNM) provides free counseling and support services to victims of crime including victims of sexual assault, domestic abuse, child abuse, child sexual assault and adults molested when they were children. Services also provided to victims of elder abuse, hate crimes, economic abuse/fraud, robbery, DUI/DWI crashes, and survivors of a homicide victim. Support services include crisis counseling, individual counseling, support groups, trauma therapy (EMDR), play therapy -CONTINUED on page 13.

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ing (entrance on Third Street), is open from 9:30 a.m.-noon Weevery also 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. Celebrating 60 Years daily. Phone (231)526-2017, Ext 43. This is a community-wide service.

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ing, 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 cater. 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

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Volunteer Opportunities Cashier Assistant in the ReStore in Harbor Springs, the

days and times are flexible for all positions, Monday through Friday evenings (typically from 5-8 pm) A commitment of at least once a month is required. Volunteers have direct contact with families staying in the Safe Home. To volunteer for this opportunity or to see more volunteer opportunities go to the Char-Em United Way website: http// volunteerconnections or call 231-487-1006.

Support Groups Caregiver Support Group, Are you providing care for someone needing support through a chronic condition or illness, a special needs child or family member, someone in hospice? Caregiver’s Support Group meets at the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs, facilitated by Rev. David Van Dam. Monthly meetings alternate between the second Mondays at 6:00 pm and fourth Mondays at 1:00 pm; open to everyone in the Harbor Springs/Petoskey community.The Presbyterian church is located at 7940 Cemetery Rd., Harbor Springs. Call Cynthia at 231-526-7332 for directions or more information.

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The Abominable, by Dan Simmons (Little Brown, $29.00) The one-word title nearly sums this one up for me, as “abominable” could refer to so much about this book. Is it the size of the tome, coming in at over 650 pages? Or could it be a reference to Mount Everest, the nearly unattainable entity at the center of this story? Furthermore, this single word could as easily refer to the world as it exists in 1924. The ravages of World War I are very much alive in the character’s mental and physical injuries, prejudices and flashbacks. And, let us not forget that mythical being, thoughts of which most every reader will have at the forefront of his or her mind as we embark on this tale with Dan Simmons. Brought together for their particular mountain climbing abilities, three men -- the young and academic American, Jake Perry; the inventive Chamonny guide, Jean-Claude; and their leader and a veteran of the Great War, the Deacon -- are tasked with an unusual mission. They have been given the opportunity to summit Mount Everest, all expenses paid, by the wealthy Lady Bromley. The catch: the Lady wants the trio to return having found the remains of her son, who disappeared on the mountain one year prior. The men agree, and so begins an expedition with far more dangers than even the tallest peak in the world could anticipate. Teaming up with a band of sherpas, as well as the missing Lord Bromley’s female cousin, the group of climbers sets off from the tropical plantations of Darjeeling. Here comes that slow burn that Dan Simmons writes so well. The reader is guided through a Krakauer-esque adventure story of man versus nature. At times, I admit, the minutiae became a bit much for me. Extreme climbing is fascinating, to say the least, and Simmon’s research and clear awe of the sport are apparent, but the plot runs the risk of becoming bogged down in the details. Those with a passion for climbing will likely not feel the same. The story for which I have immense respect is that which blends fact and fiction, without decisively claiming to be either. Simmons is one of the very few that does this so easily, while also managing to escalate the panic and foreboding doom to a heart-pounding pinnacle. Ultimately, we are met with a climax that is less intent on the confrontation between man and the mountain, and more wickedly revealing of the battle between individuals, and of the individual and his own dark propensities. The human mind becomes the most abominable place of all. Burial Rites, by Hannah Kent (Little Brown, $26.00) The young and brilliant Hannah Kent’s debut novel is set in an Iceland not nearly as frigid as Everest, but cold and distant all the same. Her prose, and that gorgeously seductive Icelandic language sprinkled throughout, contains all the easy mastery of a writer far more on in years and experience. With a nod to the cadence and song of the Norse eddas, so unfolds the story of Agnes Magnusdottir, a young woman who is orphaned, manipulated, loved, accused of murder and beheaded in Iceland in the first part of the 19th century. With an eye towards saving funds that would otherwise be directed towards the penal system, the Danish crown mandates that sentenced criminals take up residence with families in outlying villages, pending execution. Agnes is one such convicted, is provided a reverend to help usher her soul into the hands of Christ, and is placed in the home of a family with two daughters close to her own age. It is in the company of these unexpectedly sympathetic listeners, and over the course of a year, that Agnes narrates her tale. She begins her story with a haunting yet simple proclamation: “They said I must die. They said that I stole the breath from men. And now they must steal mine.” Little does the reader expect to feel the same -- to feel one’s breath stolen as the story unfolds. It is easy to see how this singular person in history captured the author’s imagination, haunted her, and begged her to write this book. I too have not forgotten Agnes, but understand that it is not my mind which remains forever tied to the story. There is a hollowness that exists somewhere in my insides, as though a chilly draft snuck in and carried a little piece of me away as I turned the final page. It is a pleasant ache and a brave and formidable writer that can wield that power. Dan Simmons might prey on the mind, but Hannah Kent targets the heart.


The Heartland Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound, GLIBA, and MBA, for the week ended Sunday, January 19, 2014. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association, the Midwest Booksellers Association, and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd, Viking 2. The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt, Little Brown 3. The First Phone Call From Heaven, Mitch Albom, Harper 4. Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn, Crown 5. Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival, Jennifer Chiaverini, Dutton 6. Sycamore Row, John Grisham, Doubleday 7. The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton, Little Brown 8. And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini, Riverhead 9. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, Alan Bradley, Delacorte 10. The Good Lord Bird, James McBride, Riverhead HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, Robert M. Gates, Knopf 2. Things That Matter, Charles Krauthammer, Crown Forum 3. The Bully Pulpit, Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S 4. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book, Mon. ...... Wings Diane Muldrow, Golden Books Tues. Random ..... Whitefish 5. Little Failure, Gary Shteyngart, House Basket 6. David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown Weds. ..... Meatloaf 7. Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life, Jane Pauley, S&S Thurs. .... Mexican Night 8. I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai, Little Brown Fri............ Famous Cod Fish Fry Sentinel 9. George Washington’s Secret Six, Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, 10. Killing Jesus, Bill O’Reilly, Sat.Martin .........Dugard, Ribs &Holt Shrimp

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