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Volume 43 • Number 6

Cutting through the Straits

Harbor Springs resident and pilot/photographer Charlie MacInnis captured this scene from the Straits of Mackinac. He noted: The Mackinac Straits may be completely frozen over but some freighter traffic continues, thanks to the U.S. Coast Guard. Two cutters were on the job Monday, Feb. 3 opening parallel paths for a lone freighter upbound from Lake Michigan. One cutter is seen east of the Mackinac Bridge breaking the first lane; the second cutter is shown west of the bridge a short distance ahead of the freighter, opening the second lane so that the ship would have plenty of room to make its way.


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Winter Fun

‘Wintervention’ Winter carnival planned for holiday weekend in Harbor Eric Rasmussen tuned the snowboards gold medalist Torah Bright will use in the upcoming Winter Olympics.

(Harbor Light photo/Mark Flemming)

Tuning it in for Sochi Olympics Local resident tuned snowboards for 2010 gold medalist Torah Bright By Mark Flemming Harbor Light Newspaper

Harbor Springs resident and ski/ snowboard tuner extraordinaire, Eric ‘Raz’ Rasmussen of Petoskey’s Boyne Country Sports, has a unique tie to the upcoming Sochi Olympics. Rasmussen prepped and tuned the snowboards Gold Medalist Torah Bright will be using to compete in three separate events over the next several weeks. Hailing from Australia, 27-year old Bright, who topped the podium for the 2010 Olympics Women’s Halfpipe, will be the first snowboarder ever to compete in -CONTINUED in Section B, page 8.

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A pairing of 10 Alaskan Huskies from Nature’s Kennel Sled Dog Adventures in McMillan set off Saturday on the trails of Boyne Highlands for a half-hour tour. (Photo by Christina Rohn)


Alaskan Huskies a staple at Boyne Highlands for seven years By Christina Rohn Special to Harbor Light Newspaper

Their eyes fixate on the landscape before them. Their bodies tug eagerly at the harness. They yelp in anticipation for what’s to come. And in a split second — they’re off. With every bit of strength, they dig into the ground and work together as one cohesive unit. The world is silent, but for the faint pattering of paws on the snow and their breath which seems to linger in the air. The Alaskan Huskies from Nature’s Kennel Sled Dog Adventures in McMillan have been a staple at Boyne Highlands for the past seven years. Each weekend, during the ski season, guests are able Inventory to experience a sled dog adventure of their own — with their choice of half-hour, or hour-long tours. Clearance “People have a blast ... it’s definitely an experience way Men andlower Women out of the ordinary for the 48 (states),” said Ginny O’Brien, a first-year guide with Nature’s Kennel. “People Hilda who tend to do this are drawn to adventurous things.” winterofhours Reymundo Cordova Toluca,11-5 Mexico had only been skiing twice before trying his hand at dog sledding SatMon-sat urday at Boyne Highlands. phonein Mexico ... and we’re “We don’t haveaddress dog sledding here, so why not?” he said with enthusiasm. “This is definitely different from home.” Carrie Bell of Kalamazoo, who went on a dog sled


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tour Saturday with her husband, Chuck, and 5-yearold daughter, Addison, said she was impressed with the dog’s power. “I was surprised at how fast they were,” she said. “I thought it was neat how they all worked together,” said Chuck Bell of Kalamazoo. Dave Delcourt, assistant manager and musher for Nature’s Kennel, said the most frequently asked questions when guests arrive to dog sled is: “Do the dogs enjoy doing this?” “We wouldn’t go if they didn’t like it,” he said. Delcourt said they begin training Nature Kennel’s 160 Alaskan Huskies for the winter season in late August, or early September in the Upper Peninsula. “We train them with ATV’s when it gets below 50 (degrees),” he said. “We have to get the dogs back in shape because they’ve been sitting around all summer gaining weight.” Only a select few — 16 of the 160 huskies — are chosen to be part of Nature’s Kennel owner, Ed Stielstra’s, Iditarod team. The Iditarod, which was founded in 1973, is a more than 1,000-mile dog sled race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. On March 1, Stielstra will be competing for his eighth time in the epic event. Tasha Stielstra said guests at Boyne may be surprised to know that many of the huskies that give sled tours -CONTINUED in Section B, page 8.

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Win • ter • ven • tion (noun), is a weekend of activities in downtown Harbor Springs over President’s Weekend, February 14–16, to celebrate northern Michigan’s winter wonderland-- and shake off the winter blues. “Although not the first ever winter festival in Harbor Springs, this inaugural ‘Wintervention’ came out of ideas within the chamber’s place-making and business committees,” said Daniel DeWindt, Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce executive director. “The name is credited to committee member Cindy Kramer and her creative thinking. From there, the idea gained traction and took off.” Area restaurants will be featuring Valentine’s Day Specials on Friday, February 14. People are encouraged to inquire with restaurants directly for specifics or visit the Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page ( harborspringschamber) for more details as they become available. Events include: family snow sculpting; toddler sledding with hot cocoa; winter snowshoeing in the nature preserve near downtown and other snow-laden spots; ‘Harborball’(a take-off on broomball with brooms and beach balls); ice boat and antique snowmobile displays; a “sled dog” race for children and their pets; plus old fashioned games at the Harbor Springs History Museum. Saturday’s festivities will end with a bonfire and “s’mores at four” with Etta’s Kitchen, a local food truck, selling s’more kits. Sunday, February 16 will start with a special breakfast the American Legion Post and Sunday will end with the 10th Annual Harbor Springs Area Chili Cook Off at Stafford’s -CONTINUED on page 4.


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Editor’s Corner

A Winter Manifesto: Let’s live this epic winter


f ever there was a year to write a winter manifesto, this is it. We’ve been buried in snow, frigid temperatures, winds, and ice for what seems like an eternity-- and we’re only halfway through the season.

Don’t get me wrong: I’m not complaining. I love everything about deep snow drifts and cranking Kate Bassett woodstoves and yes, even countless layers of wool and fleece. To borrow a favorite word from my third grader, I’d say this winter is totally “epic.” But...I catch myself hiding inside more and more. Spring clothes keep migrating back into my closet, as if by switching my wardrobe the weather will suddenly switch to warm rays of sunshine and blue skies. Winter is just plain starting to lose it’s luster. I know I’m not alone in this-- coffee shop chatter, Facebook posts, school parking lot conversations-- lots of folks are done with snow. Over the cold. Hunkering down (slightly grumpy) and waiting for April to arrive. Here’s the thing: we live in northern Michigan, and by golly, that means something. It means making the most of our seasons. It means celebrating our favorite places during the less-crowded months of the year. It means having a million adventures steps away from our front and back doors. It means we ought to do our best to make the most of winter, especially a winter like this one. Because when people from other places think of our area right now, they either shudder and wonder how we’re surviving, or they say (slightly awed) “people Up North know how to handle that kind of weather. They’re tough.” So I say let’s be tough. More than tough. Let’s embrace the, months we have left of snow and cold. Let’s write and

Poetry American Life in Poetry BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE

This touching poem by Dan Gerber, who lives in California, captures the memory of a father’s advice, but beneath the practical surface of that advice we can sense a great deal of emotion, which shows through a little crack at the moment the father clears his voice before continuing.

Advice You know how, after it rains, my father told me one August afternoon when I struggled with something hurtful my best friend had said, how worms come out and crawl all over the sidewalk and it stays a big mess a long time after it’s over if you step on them? Leave them alone, he went on to say, after clearing his throat, and when the rain stops, they crawl back into the ground. American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation (www., publisher of Poetry magazine. It is also supported by the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Poem copyright ©2012 by Dan Gerber, from his most recent book of poems, Sailing through Cassiopeia, Copper Canyon Press, 2012. Poem reprinted by permission of Copper Canyon Press. 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.

live one epic winter manifesto. Here’s a -- Go for a “cold read.” I’m sort of obfew suggestions to get started-- we’d love sessed with this idea. One of my favorite to hear other ways our readers are makwinter activities (one I don’t do nearly ing the most of this winter, so please send enough) is to sit on my front porch with a thoughts, ideas, pictures our way. steaming thermos of tea and sometimes -- Get outside for twenty minutes once a a headlamp on for added light, with a day (reduce to 10 if frostbite warnings are good book. I don’t know what it is about in effect). It can be a walk downtown-- the reading a great story in the cold-- I just sidewalk snow piles in Harbor Springs know there is something magical about are a must see-- or birdwatching in your getting up while its dark or the sun is just backyard. The point is to get beyond the rising. Layering clothes and figuring out initial chill factor. Be aware of how very which gloves will work for turning pages alive you feel with a deep breath of cold (I like my mittens that have the top flap air. Notice the way familiar landscape that can slide off to reveal fingerless shifts under blankets of snow. gloves). It’s something everyone should -- Find a reason to exercise. It can try at least once, and I know from firstbe a challenge to get motivated when hand experience that our friend Katie it comes to layers, gear, and plain ol’ Capaldi over at Between the Covers has get-up-and-go mojo this time of year. great suggestions for what to read out Instead of using that as an excuse to stay there. Soak in the solitude and quiet, the curled beneath blankets, check out all wind that makes the ground dance, the the great group opportunities to gather Snow piled on the Pepsi machine at Harbor Car Care. words on a page. outside in February. The Outfitter’s -- Play! Simple, but so easy to forget. Women in the Wild snowshoe hike at Five Mile Creek Nature Have you flopped back for a snow angel? Built a snowman or Preserve on February 25 is going to offer stunning views of a fort or quinzee this year? Invited neighbors to sled or throw rarely traversed preserve. Their weekly Wednesday night cross snowballs or climb up giant piles left by plowtrucks? Kids do country series at Nub’s Nob is perfect for all skill levels, with this so naturally. It’s no wonder they rarely tire of winter. We drop-ins welcome. Continue to check our “about town” sec- grownups, even those of us who still have small children at tion to find more outdoor, winter-fun events. home, sometimes need a little more prodding. Make a point --Change your perspective through a camera’s lens to play at least once a week, even if only for a minute or two. (even if it’s just an iphone). It’s been a long time since Winter, perhaps more than any other season, offers all of us a we’ve seen this much snow in northern Michigan. Make chance to recapture childhood just for a moment. a checklist of things you want to capture: swooping drifts Here’s to a whole lot of fun and adventure in the coming along rooflines; pines drooping under the weight of snow; weeks. Feel free to share your winter stories and photos with forests with skeleton trees lined white; icicles reflecting us, by emailing We gladly take the oldlight; a windswept shoreline; funny shots like the three fashioned kind of mail too-- 211 East Third Street, Harbor feet of snow on top of the Pepsi machine at Harbor Car Car. Springs, MI. 49740. In spirited partnership, Kate Bassett

County begins master plan review The Emmet County Planning Commission will review the 2009 Master Plan during its regular meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. starting February 6, 2014 in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room of the Emmet County Building, 200 Division St., downtown Petoskey. The public is welcome and invited to attend and offer input. The Michigan Planning Enabling Act requires that communities review their Master Plans every five years. You are invited to participate in the process of creating the vision for Emmet County for the next 20 years. The current Master Plan can be reviewed online:www.emmetcounty. org/master-plan-234/. -CONTINUED on page 6.

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Harbor Springs...Now and Then Musings, memories & news about you By CYNTHIA MORSE ZUMBAUGH | 231.526.7842 Last weekend, Boyne Highlands celebrated their fifty year anniversary. I’m sure like many of you, I can’t remember a time when Boyne Highlands was not there; it’s just always been a fixture and few of us don’t have some connection there. You may have worked there, skied there, golfed there or had a prom or a wedding there, but just about everyone is familiar and has “Boyne” stories. From the early days with Ned Tanner, Larry Middleton and Jim Dilworth up to today, Boyne has not only added jobs to the community, it has brought in so many visitors for other businesses. Some of those visitors liked it so much that they wanted to stay, so beginning in the seventies, the townhouses were built, followed by the condo hotel and more condos on the golf course. In five decades, Boyne Highlands has gone

from a one wing hotel to the complex that it is now. Working for the almost Mom & Pop atmosphere at Boyne in the past was very different than working for the Corporation that is Boyne today. When I began working at Boyne, Jim Dilworth was the Area Manager, Bill Topham was his assistant, Art Tebo was the General Manager and Bruce Garlinghouse ran the cafeteria and the convention crew, affectionately known as the riot squad with an assistant named Jim Liska. Art and his new bride lived in the hotel in room 256, right off the lobby, you can’t get any more hands-on than that for management. Rodger Pellegrom and Roger Cooley were the chefs, Doug Lott was the Bar Manager (seemingly forever,) Maryanne Halberstadt took care of the dining room and Jim Hart headed up the ski shop and golfing in the summer, with the assistance of Frankie Czerkie and Kathie Ketvirtis. Meanwhile, Elmer Ketvirtis worked Security

along with Gary Zundel. Al Payson, Joe Hart and Carl Jurries were cruising the hills as Ski Patrol and Peter Obermoser was in charge of the famed Austrian Ski School and Mike Miller and Hertha Schwandt handled the housekeeping department. We did the reservations by hand in a huge book, no computers, of course, the switchboard had cords like on old television shows and with no cell phones, we had to use a radio to reach Ski Patrol or the outside crew (KTL767 Base to Mobil 1!) Before they remodeled the lobby, there was a large archway separating the hotel from the lobby and the dining room and the wind blew in during the winter to a point where we had to wear coats and gloves to work at the front desk. I started my time at Boyne as the Ski School secretary, right next to that archway and I think I had a cold for three years running. In the late Seventies, Boyne brought the Young Americans in to entertain during the

summer. They are incredibly talented, their shows are wonderful but speaking as a non-morning person, I cannot tell you how annoying they were at eight a.m. when they would enter your office and serenade you with “Over the Rainbow” for no particularly good reason Everyone has memories of the Zoo Bar, usually with stories of Bill Zoerhof and his band or of some random girl dancing on a table. Just getting from one end of the room to the other was an adventure; I can only imagine how many fire codes were violated each Saturday. During snowstorms we were picked up and brought in if we couldn’t make it on our own and we stayed in whatever empty rooms were available in the hotel, sometimes for days at a time. We had employee Cross Country skiing parties across the golf course on full moon nights, parties in the warming huts on top of the hill that did sometimes involve coming

down the hills on serving trays from the kitchen and, when Boyne still closed down each Spring and Fall, we had a “Shutdown” party for the employees following each winter season. Around 1977, Boyne began to sell more of their Real Estate and the onsite Real Estate Office, Heather Highlands, was staffed by Bucky Brower and Keith Price. Bucky left his own inimitable mark on Boyne and helped to jumpstart the construction of all of the homes that are now located on the property at Boyne. Here’s to continued growth in the next fifty years and to new generations making new memories. I know the friends that I made there have been some of the greatest blessings in my life; I may not have gotten rich, but I wouldn’t trade that time for the world. Just a quick note before I get to the birthdays this week, Evelyn Olson and my sister, Sandy Petrowski, are both recuperating from surgery and

I’m sure that they would both enjoy receiving cards or hearing from their friends. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to both of them. On Friday, February 7, Happy Birthday to Elizabeth Bassett, Claire Ranney, Kelly O’Sullivan, Daffney Worthington, Pam Bidstrup Smith and my older sister, Linda Coors. Saturday we send birthday wishes to Nan Hogan, Steve Spychalski and to one of the nicest men that I’ve ever met, George Renton. Sunday we say Happy Birthday to Sydney Hadix and Brian Morse (yes, another relative,) and on Monday to the Harbor Light’s own Maureen Abood and to Bob Hartwick, Geoff Morse (there’s that name again) and to Brody Neer. On Tuesday, February 11, Ed Warner continues to get OLD and Kristin McDonald remains young and beautiful. Finally, stop by Insurance by Burley on Wednesday, February 12, and wish a Happy Birthday to Ashley Price.

‘Wintervention’ set for Feb. 14-16 -CONTINUED from page 1. Pier, 2-4pm. People’s Choice Awards will go to professionals, who will vie for the perpetual “Chili Bowl” Trophy and a year’s worth of bragging rights. Amateur contestants will compete for a $100 Cash Prize awarded to the winner. An added competition within this year’s Chili Cook Off is this the First Responder’s Contest, where the Fire, Police and the Allied EMS departments will   go head to head for the best 911-worthy chili. $10 tickets  purchased at the door. Cash  bar available. “We anticipate Winterven tion becoming the go-to festival in the winter,” DeWindt      said. “Plus we’re all very excited given Mother Nature’s bounty this year.” For more information on all the happenings during Win • ter • ven • tion visit www. or join the event through the Harbor Springs Area ChamFor Week: 2/5/14 ber of Commerce Facebook Harbor Springs Community Schools is partnering with the page. Maps showing specific Harbor Springs Public Schools Technology Committee to event locations and a detailed bring a series of classes to help parents better understand the Weekdays 7 am - 4 pm schedule will be available on- technology their students are using. To register, visit the Com289 E. Main St. Harbor Springs Jim Dika Schools page on the district’s website (www.harborps. Guitar/Voice line, around town, and Acoustic at the munity 231-526-9611 org). The schedule is as follows: folk.blues.jazz Harbor Springs Computers chamber’s office for pick up.

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This will be a discussion on internet awareness. Topics that will be addressed include an overview of concerns to be aware of and dangers that come with a typical internet connection. We will also address how to best protect your children while they are online and ways to monitor your children’s internet usage.

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February 25, 3:15-4:15 p.m. This workshop will help you to better understand the social networking sites/apps that your children are using, like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Vine and more. How to facilitate conversations with your kids concerning their safety on these sites, and how to monitor what they are doing.

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Week of February 5-11, 2014

Community Diary...

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

Hometown News Air Force Airman Taquisha M. Sweet graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. She completed an intensive, eight-week program, earning her four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. She is a 2013 graduate of Harbor Springs High School and the daughter of Paul Sweet of Harbor Springs..

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A note from Suzie Friend who works at The Village Salon at Perry Farm Village, tells us that one of her clients, Ellen Collie, daughter of Julie and Richard Collie of Harbor Springs, recently “bravely decided to cut 10 inches off her hair to donate to Wigs For Kids. I thought this would be a nice story to share,” Suzie said. Thank you to Ellen for her thoughtfulness and to Suzie for sharing it with us. Suzie can be reached at the salon 5261500 ext 9 and welcomes anyone else who might be interested in making a donation to Wigs for Kids to give her a call. She takes outside clients as well as residents of the Village.

Holy Cross Church Pancake Breakfast Holy Cross Church, Cross Village will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Feb 9 from 8-11 am in the Fr. Al Parish Center. Breakfast includes: 2 eggs, 2 sausages, all the pancakes you can eat, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and orange juice. $9/ adults; $4/children under 12. We welcome The weekly Crossword Puzzle is brought to Snowmobilers!! you courtesy of: For more information call 231-526-2874.

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Farmers Market Report Tthe Harbor Springs Winter Farmers Market is still here for you! If you haven’t been up to the middle school yet on Saturday’s between 9 a.m.-1 p.m., it’s time to see what we have to offer. This week we will have a special guest; Curt Regentin (Mr. Regentin to many of you) will be demoing knife sharpening and talking about the importance of a sharp knife. You can bring one of your dull knives, get it sharpened and if you like the work (we know you will), prices for other work will be available. While you are waiting, check out the fresh pasta and

pesto, grab a scone, try some coffee, do some shopping and show your local love! Maple syrup is a winter standard and we have the best right here, with the pancake mix to go with it. And remember it’s the weekend to get ready for Valentine’s Day! Anybody can buy a card and a box of candy...if you REALLY want to show your love pick up a basket worth of great local food from the market and whip up a meal from your heart.Meet you at the Market, Cyndi Kramer, Market Master

Valentine Community Sledding Night

North County Kids Seeks New Director

The Harbor Springs Sk8 park has scheduled a Valentine Community Sledding Night at Kiwanis Park for Sat, Feb 8 from 5 to 8 pm. This will be a Valentine themed party with games, prizes and crafts. Regular hours for the Sk8 park are Mon-Fri 3-8 pm, Sat & Sun 10 am-8 pm. Kiwanis Park Sledding hours are: Fri, 3-8 pm; Sat & Sun 10 am-8 pm. Rental skates are available for $2. Hockey sticks, pucks goalie equipment is available. Snacks can be purchased For more information or to check on upcoming events at the rink and Kiwanis Park, call the rink 526-0610.

For 30 years residents of Harbor Springs have enjoyed the sight of youngsters exploring outdoor sights while holding tight to a rope under the watchful eyes of their caregivers. The children are perhaps not as visible since our move up the hill to the Fairview Mall, but the caregivers are still caring, committed and vigilant. As we at NCK become more aware of the research which shows that there is a relationship between quality day care and children’s academic and social success in later years, we are reviewing our programs and focusing on our quality. It used to be enough for parents to have found warm and loving caregivers whose focus was on the children’s safety and an attractive play environment. Years of study has shown us that a gifted caregiver is the single most important factor when choosing a day care setting. So who are these gifted caregivers? They are the ones who provide warmth, support and understand how to interact with young children. While time spent with children is a major factor in their success, we do not seek caregivers who are overly involved, intrusive and controlling. The gifted caregiver is one who creates a comfortable, rich environment which promotes inquiry and encourages exploration. The gifted caregiver knows how to orchestrate meaningful group learning and realizes the benefit of individual attention so that time spent in day care can promote confidence, appropriate social interaction and the acquisition of school readiness skills. The Board of North Country Kids hires teachers who aim to be these gifted caregivers. We are actively looking for a new Director with an early childhood background and leadership skills to take over the administrative challenges of our program. Interested parties please contact our Board President, Tom Donahoo. 881-4348

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CMU students to perform Feb. 6

Support Senior Class

On Thursday, February 6 at 7:00 pm the talented students of Central Michigan University’s School of Music will present a concert in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs. The select Chamber Choir and four of the voice faculty will sing music including Brahms’ “Liebeslieder Waltzes”, American spirituals, folk songs, French art songs and German lieder. There will be no admission charge for this event, but a free will offering will be taken to cover transportation expenses. First Presbyterian’s music director Peter D. Sims encourages all local musicians and music “to attend this concert 300 West Lake St. • Harbor Springslovers • Phone: (231) 526-2101 spotlighting not onlyemail: the finest student singers at CMU but also the talented performing faculty members. The Store Hours: Mon – Sat 8am-8pm • Sun 9am –occasion 6pm to hear this combination is rare in our Little Traverse Bay area.”

Reminder, Save this Date:, Monday, February 10 from 5-7 pm.Support the Senior Class of 2014 Harbor Springs High School. Take your family out to dinner at Johan’s Burger Express, 3473 M-119, Harbor Springs - 50% of all sales will be donated to the Harbor Springs Senior Class All Night Party, held on Graduation Night.

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Week’s High: Sat, Feb 1, 20F Week’s Low: Sun, Feb 6, 6F The temperatures this past week really didn’t change from day to day as they ranged from single digits to midteens. We had a couple of days with at least some sun which was welcome but did little to warm things up. This week we seem to be getting a break from the daily snow of 2-3” which has given us a chance to try to catch up on snow removal. The piles of snow are everywhere, so high that removal is a big business these days. Take some time to look around at the beauty of this winter wonderland, stay warm and think spring! Weather highlights brought to you weekly by:

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The Catholic Communities of L’Arbre Croche MASS SCHEDULE Holy Childhood of Jesus Church, Harbor Springs Saturday 5:00 pm; Sunday 8:30 am, & 11am; Tuesday 6 pm; Wednesday-Friday 8:00 am (Thursday 10 am Bay Bluffs Care Center) Holy Cross Church Cross Village Monday and Wednesday 8:30 am and 1st Friday at 8:30 am Saturday 4 pm St. Nicholas Church Larks Lake Sunday , 11:00 am 231-526-2017 Stutsmanville Chapel • Sunday Worship: 10:30 am • Primary & Adults Sunday School: 9:15 am • Ed Warner, Pastor • 526-2335 2988 N. State Rd. Main Street Baptist Church 544 E. Main St, Harbor Springs • 231-526-6733 (Church); 231526-5434 (Pastor) • Family Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.; Morning Family Worship: 11:00; Evening Family Praise Svc 6:00 p.m.; Wed Bible Study & Prayer: 7:00 New Life Anglican Church Worship: Sunday , 10:00 am • 219 State St., Petoskey. Phone 231-347-3448 Harbor Springs United Methodist Church 343 E. Main St. • Worship, Sunday school:11:00 a.m. Communion: 1st Sunday of month • Pastor Mary Sweet • 231-526-2414 (church) • First Presbyterian Church Worship 10:00 am Adult Education, 8:50 Children’s Sunday School, 10:00 526-7332 7940 Cemetery Rd, Harbor Springs Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Petoskey Services at Terrace Inn at Bay View. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month at 11 a.m. Religious education for children 231-348-9882 Zion Lutheran Church Services: Sunday Worship – 8 & 10:30 AM Monday Night Informal Worship – 7:07 PM 500 W. Mitchell St. Petoskey, MI 231-347-3438 Preschool: 231-347-2757

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Photographers to present at CTAC’s Coffee at Ten County Todd and Brad Reed will He jumped at every chance and journeyed into the world a Coffee at Ten pre- to carry his father’s gear on of photography. Master Plan present sentation at the Crooked photo shoots throughout The presentation will -CONTINUED from page 2.

Tree Arts Center on Tuesday, Suggested changes to the February 11 beginning at 10 Master Plan can be made via a.m. The Reeds are a fatheremail: pzcr@emmetcounty. son outdoor photography org or by mailing to 3434 team based in Ludington, Harbor-Petoskey Road, Suite Michigan. Todd has been E, Harbor Springs, MI 49740. recording Michigan scenes A Master Plan is a policy for over 35 years. 23 of those document created to guide years Todd spent as a photoPlanning Commission de- journalist for the Ludington cisions on land use issues Daily News, where he won throughout the townships in dozens of industry awards BEAUTIFUL LOG HOME WHAT A TREAT! Emmet County without their for his photos portraying the on 1.7 acres with 207’ on the Country living but close to own zoning ordinances. The beauty and telling the stories Sturgeon River, 4 bedrooms, 3 main activities. One mile to Master Plan guides Zoning of everyday life in small towns full baths, 2 half baths, walk- public Crooked Lake access. 8 Ordinance changes including and rural areas. Todd’s love of out basement and 2-car garage. acres with 3 bedroom comfy text amendments and zoning the Great Lakes was enriched Expansive decks with beautiful home for only $87,000 within map changes. 33 years of service in to the views. Must be seen. $399,000! 8bymiles of Petoskey. A must For more information, Coast Guard Reserve. In 1988, see! contact Planning and Zon- the U.S. Coast Guard honored ing Director Tammy Doern- him as top “Outstanding En231-347-4656 • 231-838-3111 • 231-838-3113 enburg at (231) 439-8998 or listed Reservist” in the nation. email tdoernenburg@emBrad’s journey as a rapher started as a young boy.

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Photographers Todd and Brad Reed will be featured at Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Coffee at Ten Feb. 11. (Courtesy photo)

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the region. Brad practiced seeing the world through photographs and learned that extraordinary photography requires chasing the light and capturing the defining moment. After graduating from Calvin College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and working on a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Brad followed his heart

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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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OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK 200 Division Street Petoskey, Michigan 49770

NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TESTING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public accuracy test for the February 25, 2014 Special Election will be held in the Board of Commissioners Room, 200 Division Street, Petoskey, Michigan, on February 12, 2014, starting at approximately 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 PM The Public Accuracy Test is conducted to demonstrate that the computer program used to record and count the votes cast at the election meet the requirements of law. The public is welcome to attend, observe or participate in this process. This notice is given on behalf of the following city and township clerks: Littlefield Township Sondra L. Festerling, Clerk 7898 Crump Rd.

Little Traverse Township Lynda Arman, Clerk Township Hall,8288 Pleasantview

Maple River Township Tammy S. Gregory, Clerk 3989 S. US 31

Vacation Rental TWO BEDROOM, 1 BATH guest house, view of the bay, private beach and tennis. Available June through August. 239-472-3236.

For Rent 628 LAKE RD. HARBOR SPRINGS. Great Location, close to schools, parks, downtown. New carpeting, Large Yard. 2 Bed/1 Bath $650..00 plus utilities. $650.00 Security Deposit. Call 231-838-1977. ROOMS FOR RENT. Extended stay/ construction rates available. Housekeeping service, Cable, TV, phone, microwave, fridge, WI-FI, utilities. No smoking, no pets. COACHHOUSE INN, 1011 US-31 N. Petoskey (231) 347-8281.

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Services SENIOR HELPING HANDS. If you need extra help throughout your day such as driving to and from appointments, grocery, just getting out to lunch, going out for an enjoyable car ride, help with day-to-day house activities. You can count on me. I am a respected member of the community and business owner. I have many years experience with senior care. I come with outstanding references. If you would like to meet with me to see how I can help you, please call me Patti Hoffman, 231-881-1072. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ReSTORE provides the funds to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. The store sells gently used building materials, home appliances, housewares, furniture and more. By donating to the ReStore, not only do you reduce the landfill waste, revenue generated from the sale of items have helped to build several safe and affordable homes in our community. Recruiting Volunteers. For more information call 347-8440 or invite our website Open Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30/Saturday 8:303:30 located in the Harbor Plaza on M-119. Like us on Facebook.

For Sale ICEBOAT ALCORE ICEFISH 2-person aluminum with fiberglass seating, hardened steel runners, large Lateen sail. Easily assembled, no trailer needed. Best offer accepted. (231) 838-0882. CULINARY TOOL: THE NICER SLICER will change the way you think about your daily bread. This handheld kitchen tool slices breads and meats into thin vertical pieces. Visit


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5 POSITIONS - Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock - field grown balled and burlap (B&B) trees and tree-size shrubs, operation of 50+ HP nursery equipment, from 2/24/2014 to 11/21/2014 at Sunleaf Nursery, LLP , Madison, OH. This job requires a minimum of three months (or 480 hours) of verifiable prior experience working in a balled and burlap tree nursery, including specifically the operation of 50+ HP nursery equipment. Must be able to operate 50+ HP nursery equipment. Employer-paid drug testing required. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 100 pounds. $11.74/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed ¾ of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or Northwest Michigan Works! Service Center, 2225 Summit Park Dr., Petoskey, MI 49770. Provide copy of this ad. OH Job Order #2741724.

JOB POSTING 4 POSITIONS - Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting sod and blueberries, from 3/4/2014 to 12/13/2014 at Columbus Turf Nursery, Ltd. , Ashville, OH. Three months previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 75 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required at random, upon reasonable suspicion of use and after a worker has an accident at work. $11.63/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed ¾ of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or Northwest Michigan Works! Service Center, 2225 Summit Park Dr., Petoskey, MI 49770. Provide copy of this ad. OH Job Order #2743313.

Cleaning Service MAYLYNN’S FAMILY CLEANING SERVICE Residential & Commercial No Job too big or small Property Management Available, $60/Month. 231-203-1358

FARM POND HILL FARM. Open Daily 8 am-6 pm Year-Round. for Wine Tasting (11 am-6 pm daily) , sledding, shopping in the farm market, feeding the animals, and snowshoeing and cross country skiing.. Visit our online store at We ship!. 5 miles north of downtown Harbor Springs on M119.

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LOOKING FOR OLD PHOTOS OF HORSEBACK RIDING and details about the Little Traverse Bay Riding Academy in Harbor Springs area! Please ID the location and people for publication. Include stories too. Mail to Karin Offield, BreknRidge Farm, 7359 Lake Shore Dr., Harbor Springs, MI. 49740, drop off at the stable or email to

JOB POSTING 5 positions - Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock, trees, in a balled and burlap tree nursery, operation of 50+ HP nursery equipment, from 2/16/2014 to 12/15/2014 at Brotzman’s Nursery, Inc., Madison, OH. This job requires a minimum of three months (480 hours) of verifiable prior experience working in a field grown woody ornamental (balled and burlap) nursery and tree production operation, including specifically the operation of 50+ HP nursery equipment. Must be able to operate 50+ HP nursery equipment. Post-hire employer-paid drug testing required. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 100 pounds. $11.74/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed ¾ of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or Northwest Michigan Works! Service Center, 2225 Summit Park Dr., Petoskey, MI 49770. Provide copy of this ad. OH Job Order #2741777.

JOB POSTING 8 POSITIONS - Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock - field grown balled and burlap (B&B) trees and tree-size shrubs, operation of 50+ HP nursery equipment, from 2/24/2014 to 5/23/2014 at Sunleaf Nursery, LLP , Madison, OH. This job requires a minimum of three months (or 480 hours) of verifiable prior experience working in a balled and burlap tree nursery, including specifically the operation of 50+ HP nursery equipment. Must be able to operate 50+ HP nursery equipment. Employerpaid drug testing required. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/ carry 100 pounds. $11.74/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed ¾ of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or Lake1Stop, 177 Main Street, Painesville, OH 44077. Provide copy of this ad. Job Order #2741748

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Upcoming Sporting Events Girls Varsity Basketball: Friday, Feb 7 home vs TCSF, 5:30.; Tues, Feb 11 at Charleovix 7:00 pm; Friday, Feb 14 home vs Boyne City (Hall of Fame Game) 5:30. Girls JV Basketball: Fri, Feb 7 home vs TCSF 5:30; Tues, Feb 11 at Charlevoix, 5:30 Boys Varsity Basketball: Fri, Feb 7 @ TCSF 7 pm; Tues, Feb 11 home vs Charlevoix 7 pm; Fri, Feb 14 home vs Boyne City 7 p (Hall of Fame Game) Boys JV Basketball: Fri, Feb 7 @ TCSF 7 pm; Tues, Feb 11 home vs Charlevoix 5:30 High School Skiing: Thurs, Feb 6 LMC hosted by Harbor Springs at Nub’s Nob 5:00 pm Mon, Feb 10 Regionals @ Schuss 9:30 am. Middle School Skiing: Thurs, Feb 6 at Boyne MTN 4 PM; Tues Feb 11 @ Nubs Nob 4 pm Girls Freshman Basketball: Wed, Feb 5 Benzie Central @ East Jordan 7:30; Thurs Feb 6 at Sault St Marie 6 pm; Mon. Feb 10 home Vs Sault St Marie 5:30 Girls Middle School Basketball: Wed, Feb 5 at Grayling 4:30; Thurs, Feb 5 home vs Petoskey 4 pm; Mon, Feb 10 home vs TCSE 4:30 (No Rams team game)

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Friday, January 31 at East Jordan East Jordan 79, Harbor Springs 69 Scoring: Justin Roberts 21 pts; David Walker 19 pts, 11 rebounds Coach’s Comments: “Tonight was the best we’ve played on the offensive end all year. We put together some good quarters on that end of the floor. Unfortunately our defense didn’t live up to the same standard. That is where we have to really work to improve as a team right now. Give East Jordan credit, they pass the ball well, attack the basket and the Weber kid can really shoot it. We just have to do a better job recognizing our assignments. I’m pleased with the improvements we are showing and think we are getting close to being a good team. I was very excited for Justin Roberts tonight as he stepped up big for us. He has earned it with extra time in the gym after practice. I thought David really started to assert himself as the dominant player we know he can be as well. We are just excited to get in the gym and get better!” Monday, Feb 3, Home vs Grayling Grayling 69, Harbor Springs 65 Scoring: David Walker 17 pts, 14 rebounds; Jack Carter 15 pts; Bennett Langton 14 pts; Justin Roberts 10 pts. Coach Adam Wood’s Comments: “We came out tonight and played a great first half. We scored well and did a solid job defensively. We went into the half leading 37-26. Unfortunately, we were not able to maintain that pace the entire game. Grayling came out and upped their pressure, which led to too many turnovers on our end. Turnovers and missed free throws were the difference tonight, which is tough to swallow when you’re so close to a big win. I just feel for the guys because I know we are really close to getting over the hump, but we have to develop a winning mentality. The next step is to pull out the close ones.”

Varsity Girls Basketball

Tues, Jan 28 Home vs Cedarville Cedarville 45, Harbor Springs 32 Scoring: Perry Bower six points, 13 rebounds, five steals; Stephanie Sylvain five points, eight rebounds; Shallon Grawey five points; Morgan Reeves five points; Alexa Jensen-Philbrick four points; Libby Sylvain three points; Betsey Simons two points; Layne Compton two points. Coach Jennifer Foley’s Comments: “Cedarville is a very talented team offensively. They have some pretty tough shooters, an solid post player and a very quick point guard. I thought we did a great job on their player, Alexis Barr who had 21 against us in the first outing and we held her to nine. We had Shallon Grawey guard her out on the perimeter which faired to be a good decision. Perry Bower has continued to give us great effort on the offensive and defensive end and was just fantastic again in this game. Due to the weather we have had to reschedule quite a few games and will be playing TCSF at home on Friday, Feb 7.”

Above: Drew Stackhouse was named Coming Home King during a rescheduled home game against Grayling on Monday, February 3. Stackhouse was crowned by Homecoming Queen Emily Keller.

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Sports Girls JV Basketball Tues, Jan 28 home vs Cedarville Harbor Springs 47 Cedarville 28 Scoring: Mikayla Dickinson 12, Mia Trabucchi nine, Zoey Bezilla eight, Claire Fleming six, Maddie Keely, five, Harmony Lange three, Jessica Worm and Sophie Schneider two. Coach Tom Brogger’s Comments: “The nice thing about playing a team two weeks in a row is that as you prepare for them the second time, your first meeting is still very clear in your mind. In game one a week ago, their “best player” scored 15 of the team’s 30 point total. With a little game planning and great effort from Jessica, Zoey, Mia, Haley Rushing and Avery Calnen, we held her to three. Clearly the reason why we were able to win so easily. Mikayla, Mia and Zoey carried their fair share of the scoring load. Claire did her part as well including a deep three pointer. In total we had three/three pointers, that included one each from Mia and Harmony who played limited minutes with a sore knee. Other notable highlights came from Maddie with her best game of the year after joining the team late. Ashley Burdick along with Mia connecting on some incredible passes in transition as well as very good post play from Sophie and Brittney Baker.” Thurs, Jan 30 home vs East Jordan Harbor Springs 49, East Jordan 28 Scoring: Mikayla Dickinson 12, Zoey Bezilla and Claire Fleming eight, Jessica Worm, Haley Rushing and Mia Trabucchi four, Brittney Baker three, Avery Calnen, Maddie Keeley and Harmony Lange 2. Coach’s Comments: “ It was a good game for us, first of all because of the way we won by playing hard for four quarters but also because I felt we adjusted very well to their changing defenses. When teams change defenses somewhat on the fly, you have to be ready and our team is very smart in that regard. Mikayla continues to be very dominate, especially offensively. She has taken on a very important role this year and exceeded many expectations. Zoey’s been putting in a lot of extra work and deservedly had another very good game. Claire was very active across the entire floor and contributed in many categories. Jessica defended like only Jess can do. Haley continues to emerge as an improving point guard. Brittney had a couple big moments in this game that made us all stand up and cheer. Really, everyone played well as all but one players put points in the book.”

Above: Shallon Grawey fights for a rebound during a home game against Grayling on Monday, February 3. Below: Jack Carter puts the ball up for 2-points against Grayling. (Harbor Light photos by Mark Flemming)

Harbor Springs Ski Team

Harbor Springs ski teams performed extremely well at the last Lake Michigan Conference meet, held at Boyne Mountain on Thursday, January 30. “Shea Fuhrman was a double winner at our last LMC meet. When you score two first places, and have John Bailey, Matthew Fought and Sam Bailey ski solid runs as well, you can win. Tia Esposito won the women’s slalom and was second in the Giant Slalom. In our last few races, Sydney Elkins and Sadie Cwikiel have improved their times in both the slalom and giant slalom. The girls’ team has a lot of depth and they are closing the time gap between themselves to become even stronger.”- Coach Jane Ramer

Sophia Keiser, Josie Baker and Ella Deegan pose after winning the Winterblast Invitational on January 25. (Courtesy photo)

Hammerhead Swim Club place first at Winterblast Invitational The Harbor Springs-based Hammerhead Swim Club took first place in the Winterblast Invitational held on January 25, 2014 at the Harbor Springs Community Pool. The Charlevoix Stingrays also competed in the event and placed fifth in the eleven team field. Swimmers from Saginaw, Michigan to Sault Sainte Marie, Canada, ranging in age from 5 to 20, participated in the invitational. Individual first place finishers from the Hammerhead Swim Club were (by age): Girls 8 & Under – Alyssa Glaser, 100 yard IM and 25 yard breaststroke Boys 8 & Under – William Cabana, 25 yard freestyle Girls 9-10 – Alexis Glaser, 100 yard IM and 50 yard butterfly; Boys 9-10 – William Pizzutti, 100 yard IM, 100 yard freestyle and 50 yard backstroke; Aiden Tanis, 50 yard butterfly Girls 11-12 – Victoria Cameron, 50 yard butterfly; Lucy Chamberlin, 50 yard backstroke Boys 11-12 – Conner Liddy, 50 yard breaststroke Girls 13-14 – Brooke Harris, 100 yard butterfly Boys 13-14 – Billy Fettig, 100 yard breaststroke Men 15 & Over – Matthew Lively 200 yard IM, 100 yard freestyle and 100 yard breaststroke; Travis Seagman,100 yard butterfly; and Collin LaPrairie, 100 yard backstroke Hammerhead swimmers also placed first in the following team relay races: Mixed 9-10 200 yard medley relay, Mixed 9-10 200 yard freestyle relay, Mixed 11-12 200 yard freestyle relay and Mixed 13-14 200 yard medley relay. The mission of the Hammerhead Swim Club is to develop swimming skills and encourage sportsmanship, integrity, and teamwork through a competitive swimming experience. For more information about the program, please call Craig Lively at (231) 838-7481, Laura Chamberlin at (231) 838-7773 or Coach Phillip Marihugh at (231) 881-5477.

Above: Alexa Jensen-Philbrick dribbles the ball down court against Grayling. Right: Drew Stackhouse and Emily Keller pose after Stackhouse was named Coming Home King.

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A monthly focus on Living here in the Little Traverse Bay Region Year-Round

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Fitness • Health • Home • Activities • Education • Environment • Outdoors • Art • Music • Reading

At the Loppet An epic snow pack, light flurries and bouts of sunshine made for the bestever ski conditions at the 31st annual Outfitter XC Ski Loppet Sunday, February 2. Over 110 skiers, ages 15 to 84 years, covered 16 miles of ski-packed trail from Harbor Springs to Good Hart. Highlights included postcard-pretty woodlands, a clear view of iced-in Waugoshance Point on the big lake, and the post-ski celebration at the Crow’s Nest. (Harbor Light photos/Mark Flemming)

Stephen Fish, one of the creative minds behind Lightwire Theater’s productions. (Courtesy photo)

“America’s Got Talent” Semi-Finalists Set to Light Up Northern Michigan What does cutting edge technology and 1000-year-old children’s tales have in common? One is interpreting the other on February 21st when Crooked Tree Arts Center presents Lightwire Theater at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center. With a special performance at 6 p.m. of “The Ugly Duckling and the Tortoise and the Hare,” this show is visually stunning, and though the story may be a children’s fable, the show itself is nothing short of a must-see spectacle for all ages, adults included. Lightwire Theater uses dazzling visuals, poignant choreography and creative use of music ranging from classical to jazz to pop, to literally bring two classic tales into a new and brilliant light. The Lightwire Theatre show’s creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp met while dancing in Twyla Tharp’s

Broadway show, “Movin’ Out.” Becoming fast friends through their mutual love of art, theater and technology, Corbin showed Ian a product called EL wire and their creative partnership took off. EL wire is electroluminescent wire powered by batteries and is used mostly to illuminate walkways, signs and instrument panels on cars. Ian and Eleanor Carney founded Lightwire Theater as a platform for stage production, in conjunction with Corbian Visual Arts and Dance, and began pre-production on “The Ugly Duckling and the Tortoise and the Hare.” Using Corbian’s signature electroluminescent puppetry, Lightwire has adapted these two classical tales and set them amidst a wide range of music, dance and movement…all performed in a completely darkened theatre. “I was able to see Lightwire

in Grand Rapids last year and was blown away by the beauty and the sweetness of the stories told through this dramatic approach,” said Carole Carroll, Crooked Tree Arts Center Performing Arts Committee member. “It is phenomenal visually because the stage, curtains, and auditorium are black with only the characters illuminated. Children and adults will be astounded by Lightwire.” Lightwire Theater will perform “The Ugly Duckling and the Tortoise and the Hare” at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 21 at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center. Reserved tickets – $10 for adults, $5 for students – are on sale now at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center. Reserved tickets – $10 for adults, $5 for students – are on sale now at www.crookedtree. org or by calling 231.347.4337.





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Blood pressure should be checked at least annually One out of every four deaths in the United States can be attributed to some form of heart disease, including heart attack, angina, heart failure, arrhythmia, and stroke. Heart disease is also the nation’s leading cause of disability. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack every year, and 600,000 people die from some form of the disease. And, the overall cost of heart disease is in excess of 300 billion dollars every year. All Americans are urged to have important tests — blood cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index, and blood glucose levels — to learn their scores, and to save their lives. Blood pressure, the silent killer, can wreak havoc on the heart, arteries, and other

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organs without exhibiting any symptoms. In fact, blood pressure can be dangerously high even though the individual feels fine. Health consequences include heart attack and other forms of heart disease, stroke, kidney damage, vision and memory loss, peripheral artery disease, erectile dysfunction, and more. “Individuals must know their blood pressure numbers, have their blood pressure checked at least once a year, and take any prescribed medication faithfully,” says Harry Colfer, MD, Interventional Cardiologist at McLaren Northern Michigan. Blood pressure is scored as two numbers, systolic and diastolic, written in the form of a ratio. Systolic, the top number and the higher of the two scores, measures the

pressure in the arteries when the heart beats, or contracts. Diastolic, the bottom number and the lower of the two, measures pressure in the arteries between heartbeats, when the heart is resting and refilling with blood. The reading is labeled with units of mmHG, meaning millimeters of mercury. The American Heart Association recommends that acceptable blood pressure be maintained at 120/80 mmHg, or less. Blood pressure should never be taken for granted — it’s called the silent killer for a reason. Call your doctor today for a simple blood pressure reading. If you do not have a doctor, visit northernhealth. orgor call (800) 248-6777 for a complete list of care providers who will help. -Submitted by McLaren Northern Michigan

Winter Monitoring and Adventure Potluck In northern Michigan, winter is a time of adventure, when families and friends, beginners and experts, students and seniors, gather to spend a day exploring aquatic life and learning more about Little Traverse Bay. On Saturday, February 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council invites you to attend the 8th Annual Winter Monitoring Adventure and Potluck. The adventure start at the Watershed Council’s office at 426 Bay Street, downtown Petoskey and then carpool to Petoskey State Park. The adventure will include a shoeshoe hike from Petoskey State Park to Tannery Creek. Participants will learn more

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products entering Michigan’s surface, ground, and drinking waters, as well as support law enforcement’s efforts to keep these drugs out of the hands of people who will sell them, abuse them, and commit crimes while under their influence.” In addition to helping protect the health of Northern Michigan’s citizens and environment, you could also win a prize! After completing the survey, you will also have a chance to enter into a drawing for one of five amazing prizes. Prizes include a free pontoon rental for the day, a one hour watersports lesson courtesy of Tommy’s Michigan and Walloon Village Marina, a $100 BOYNE Gift Card, or one of two certificates for dinner for two at the Waas-no-de’ Buffet courtesy of Odawa Casino. If you do not receive a survey in the mail, you can still help us out by filling out a survey online at www. surveymonkey/s/MichiganPOD or by filling out a survey

at the following permanent POD Box locations: Antrim County Sheriff, Charlevoix County Sheriff, Petoskey Department of Public Safety, and Cheboygan County Sheriff. Those individuals who fill out a survey at a POD Box location will be entered into a drawing to win one of three $50 Visa Gift Cards, generously donated by First Community Bank. We encourage any resident who wants to help keep our lakes and streams clean and our community safe to fill out a survey. Special thanks to the local businesses who generously donated the prizes: Tommy’s Michigan, Walloon Village Marina, BOYNE, Odawa Casino, and First Community Bank. For more information about the surveys or the POD Program, contact Jennifer McKay at Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council at 231-347-1181 or jenniferm@

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

Celebrating Words, Literature, Authors, Libraries, Booksellers and Reading! With special Harbor Light Newspaper LitChat Editor/Columnist

Week of February 5-11, 2014

Heard in the Bookstore “I’ve got a new book, a Gurney’s sandwich and five bucks left in my pocket. I’m pretty rich.” -Young man on his way out the store Katie Capaldi, Between the Covers Between the Covers | 152 E. Main St., Harbor Springs | 231.526.6658 |

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New Year’s Reading Resolutions


t’s February. Do you know where your resolutions are?

recognition, the spark of shared understanding contained in a single great line of writing that makes readers book lovers. In a wonderful essay entitled, “Why Read the Classics”, the now deceased Italian writer and journalist, Italo Calvino, writes, “A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” A classic is a book that a reader can return to at various ages and stages of life and find something new. The nuance and wisdom of a classic only get richer upon a reader’s return. And this is why, Calvino explains, that “every reading of a classic is as much a voyage as the first reading.”

“What are your New Year’s resolutions?” is the hot question to ask between December 30th and January 1st. But come February this question has long been dropped from polite conversation. It’s the pile of new gym Of course, then there is the famous quote by Mark Twain clothes and the broken alarm clock on who said, “A classic is something that everybody wants to have the floor of the closet. No one wants read and nobody wants to read.” This is where the comparison Emily Meier and Wally to have this discussion. of classic literature to vegetables seems to fit. I’ve never been good with resolutions. Last year, I told myself that if I just tried to do better in So my resolutions begin: small, daily ways--like organizing my closet, eating an extra more veggies and more helping of broccoli, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, great books. Feeding the helping to make someone else’s day a little easier, going to bed mind and the body in 2014. an hour earlier—that I would be on the right track. While I won’t bore you with the whole, raw versus This year, I procrastinated the whole resolution thing and juiced or steamed debate now it is February and I am thinking there should be at least in regard to best vegetaone resolution, one goal to strive for in the name of selfble consumption plan, I improvement. Perhaps something with a literary bent? will share my planned Here is where I admit that, despite being lucky enough to starting point with the have benefited from a great education, there are some holes in classics. I thought I’d my “classics” reading list. Here is where I go on to admit that I start with Middlemarch may have chosen People magazine over finishing The Brother’s by George Elliot (aka Karmazov. Doesn’t everyone need to know what Julia Roberts Mary Anne Evans). wore to the Golden Globes? Or rehash the snarky comments Several years ago, a that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey directed at George Clooney? woman sitting next to But like vegetables, I feel that the classics feed us and offer me in the airport was healthy benefits to our mental diet. And so I am planning on reading this book and we struck up a conversation between attending to the holes in my list. This is my resolution. Anyone boarding announcements and flight delays. She told me that with me here? she wasn’t really a fan of the classics but happened to pick it up What makes a book a classic? To me, the classics are books months before and that she found she’d been thinking about it that have stood the test of time. Human struggle, emotion, and ever since. That day at the airport she was rereading it in order family drama are timeless. The quote worthy lines in the works to “figure out why it’s stuck with me unlike any other book.” of Shakespeare, Austin, Dickens, etc. still make even a modern She explained that Elliot had used a masculine pen name in day reader nod his head in recognition of basic truths. It’s that order to make publishing easier. The fact that a novel written by

a woman and published in 1874 was a success peaked my interest. It’s been on my “to read” list ever since. Recently, My Life in Middlemarch by the New Yorker staff writer, Rebecca Mead, caught my eye and has been added to my resolution reading stack. In her book, Mead writes about the influence Elliot’s Middlemarch has had on her own life and career. In the New York Times book review, Joyce Carol Oates classifies Mead’s book as a “biblio-memoir” due to the fact Mead delves into the life of Elliot as well as her own. Mead’s book seems to serve as a nice introduction to the classic and so I chose to begin reading it as a way back down the rabbit hole of classic literature. While I also have a copy of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens on the same stack, I don’t want to self-sabotage. I have read that scientists believe making resolutions that are too grandiose can lead to failure. So, this year I plan to read Middlemarch. If I happen to also read Great Expectations, it’s just icing. But it’s already February and I don’t want to get too cocky in this business of resolution making. I also read somewhere that partnering with others in the pursuit of a similar task assures success more often than not. So, anyone out there want to read Middlemarch? We are still months away from a real thaw and hint of spring. What better time than now to delve into the pages of a good book and let ourselves be carried away from storm warnings, slippery roads, and school closings? C’mon, steam some veggies and crack a classic with me. This is our year.

Should have been reading during this year’s ‘Big Game’ According to Kristin Miller in an article she wrote for NPR, entitled 14 books you could read in the time it takes to watch the Super Bowl, the average adult should be able to read a 200-page book during the Super Bowl. She then goes on to list the following books: • The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry • Casino Royale, Ian Fleming • The Wasteland, T.S. Eliot • We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson • The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle • The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald • The Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri • Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka • Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, Dava Sobel • Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer • Frankenstein, Or the Modern Prometheus, Mary Shelley • Animal Farm, George Orwell • The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells • The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway

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Friendship Center Chorus

Monday, February 3 12:45 p.m.

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Gentleman’s Valentine’s Day Celebration Friday, February 14

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“Why, what’s the matter, That you have such a February face, So full of frost, of storm, and cloudiness?” -William Shakespeare Much Ado about Nothing

“The troublesome ones in a family are usually either the wits or the idiots.” -George Elliot Middlemarch

Gentlemen, bring your favorite Valentine to the Village as we host a Valentine’s Day celebration with cognac, chocolate and cards. Musical entertainment to be provided by the barbershop quartet, “Sonic Tonics”.

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Main Street Kitchen


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here are certain things we have eaten in their very finest forms that stay with us, that won’t leave us alone until we eat them again. My list of such finery does not include chicken wings, devotees of which were out in full-force this week in preparation for the Super Bowl. I admit that I did eat some memorable wings once in Phoenix with cousin Jim that I’m sure he remembers too (we asked the waiter to list all ingredients so we could replicate at home). My food-in-its-finest-forms list does include a particular brownie that I myself made once and have never been able to replicate, even using the same recipe (think deep, dark, chewy). Also: toffee worth its weight in gold from a family business in Mason, Michigan (Uncle Dick gave us a precious box at Christmas, and mark my words that I will figure out how to make that toffee someday). Topping the list—and I get that it seems like they’re all sweets, because they are—is the hot chocolate I had when I was traveling in Spain in 1998. Time and distance has made the heart grow fonder of that chocolate; it was far too good to be out of sight, out of mind. It was up in the hills of Catalonia, where I had an epiphany with a white peach, and where, that same night, I was either wise or desperate enough to order hot chocolate at a café in the town square around the corner from the retreat-house where I was staying. My white peach, while inspiring and delicious, did not qualify as dessert.

My sister has heard me lament the hot chocolate as though stars had aligned and I found the love of my life in Spain, kissed and pledged my heart to him, only to never see him again.

I can’t help wonder, what if I had ordered something else instead that night, a glass of cava or, God forbid my usual, a mug of hot water with honey? I’d remain ignorant of that hot chocolate today, and would have been robbed of my multiyear quest. My sister has heard me lament the hot chocolate as though stars had aligned and I found the love of my life in Spain, kissed and pledged my heart to him, only to never see him again. I’ve clipped many a newspaper recipe, and now pinned many a potential hot chocolate online, but none has met the bar. Peg gave me a beautiful box (it’s heavy board, and deep regal purple, and you feel special holding it) of Vosges hot chocolate for my birthday one year. Just add hot cream, and you have drinking chocolate of a high, rich order. Same holds true for the tin of chocolate she bought me at Harrods when she was on business in London. While both of these taste special, they don’t have the texture and body of the chocolate I had in Spain, and the heavy cream that their flavor seems dependent upon is so rich I can only drink a sip once a year. No, the chocolate I’d fallen for was almost like pudding, with the luscious mouth-feel of almost-pudding and the serious chocolate flavor of pots de crème, but still very much a drink; I’ve said it again and again to anyone who will listen. My queries have been met with all sorts of suggestions for making the chocolate, from stir it nonstop to use heavy cream to the naysayers’ give it up. Clearly I have scoured my every resource in search of the memorable hot chocolate. Which is why it is so embarrassing to say that a not-so-deep delving online one cold afternoon produced the answer to my thick hot chocolate dreams. It’s a silly answer, one I should have come up with on my own, and one the cooks among us might find so basic that they may never read me again. But one taste of this and all is forgiven; make this hot chocolate and you’ll want to curl up with a cup and a book, or call up a friend, make the chocolate, pour it into some small cups, and sip away. What I did upon discovery of my hot chocolate was neither of those; I just stood at the kitchen sink, sipping and watching the snow fall on the big old oak on the side of the house in quiet triumph.

Thick, dark drinking chocolate is hot chocolate at its finest. (Photos by Maureen Abood)

Thick Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon Hot cocoa has its place in the world, but hot chocolate, thick drinking chocolate, that belongs on your unforgettable lists. In Mexico, masa harina (corn flour) is Cinnamon sticks add a delicate spice note to thick hot chocolate—so worth it. used to thicken the hot chocolate. In Spain, and my kitchen, corn starch. The result is not meant to be eat-with-aspoon thick, just slightly thickened. Go deep and dark and high quality with your chocolate. If your chocolate is unsweetened or simply very dark and you want to sweeten it up, add a tablespoon or two of sugar when you steam the milk. Small cups of the chocolate make it special, and the amount seems to be plenty because of the rich flavor and texture. I add a cinnamon stick to the milk for a delicious spice note. 1 cup milk (whole or 2%; if using skim, increase the cornstarch by 1 teaspoon) 1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
 1 cinnamon stick
 2 oz. very high quality chocolate, 60-70% cacao, finely chopped In a small saucepan, dissolve the cornstarch in the milk. Add the cinnamon stick and bring the milk just to a boil over medium heat, stirring. Reduce heat to low and add the chocolate, continuing to stir until the chocolate is melted and the liquid is slightly thickened (it will lightly coat the back of a wooden spoon). If the hot chocolate doesn’t thicken, add a slurry of cornstarch and milk (dissolve ¼ teaspoon of cornstarch in a tablespoon of cold milk) to the hot chocolate and continue stirring over medium high heat until it is slightly thickened. Discard the cinnamon stick and pour into little cups. Serve immediately.

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August: Osage County

I was completely misled regarding the content of this movie; from the previews, I thought that it was a comedy with some dramatic moments. Don’t get me wrong, it is a very good movie, but I just was not prepared for the emotional roller coaster plot. This is the story of a family who takes all of the fun out of dysfunctional; for every good moment and memory, they manage to overwhelm it with the horrific. Again, I’m not complaining, the movie is completely engrossing and the ending is supposed to be uplifting, but it’s almost painful watching some of the scenes along the way. The Weston family of Osage County, Oklahoma, is reunited The Culinary Series, held by a family tragedy. Daughter Ivy (Julianne Nicholson) has every Tuesday through Feb 25, never left her home town but younger sister Karen (Juliette showcasing local restaurants Lewis) flits from place to place and man to man and older and chefs, continues on Tuessister Barbara (Julia Roberts) has moved to Colorado with day, Feb 11 with Pasta II at the her family to accommodate her husband’s (Ewan McGregor) home of Mr and Mrs Gordon career. The parents, Violet (Meryl Streep) and Beverly (Sam Bonfield; Feb 18, Palette Bistro; Feb 25, Twisted Olive. These Shepard) are left not only to deal with their addictions (pills typically sell out quickly. For and alcohol, respectively,) her cancer and an empty house more Information and registrathat forces interaction between them. As Violet’s illness tion, or and addiction worsen, Beverly hires a housekeeper/cook/ call 231-347-4337. maid (Misty Upham), the best person in the movie. Adding to the chaos of life are Mattie Fae (Margo Martindale) and The 2013-14 Swirl Season Charlie (Chris Cooper,) Violet’s sister and brother-in-law, at the CTAC, continues on and their son, Little Charlie (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Thursday, Feb 27 featuring Barbara’s precocious teenaged daughter (Abigail Breslin.) Twisted Olive Cafe with music I’m not going into the plot at all because to do that would by Bill Wilson; three exhibits be to give away too much, but it is rarely what you expect. will be open for viewing. Swirl The acting is top notch; Streep is chewing the scenery as is a monthly wine tasting with music and the most recent art Violet and anyone who ever doubted Julia Roberts’ ability exhibit art exhibits on display. needs to see her going toe-to-toe with the Grande Dame Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 Streep. Martindale, Cooper and Upham ground the movie per person the day of Swirl, in supporting roles and manage to steal their scenes away when available. For more info/ from the more demonstrative leads. to purchase tickets call the This isn’t an easy movie to watch and you’re not going to CTAC 231-347-4337. leave the theater saying, “wasn’t that a lovely movie?” You will, however, comment on some of the most entertaining North Central and thought provoking writing and acting this season. The obligatory dysfunctional family dinner scene alone is worth Michigan College the price of admission. eekend pecialS This is Rated R and although there are some adult themes North Central Michigan Colincluding infidelity, addiction and child abuse, it basicallyFinallege’s next luncheon Wednesday forlecture earned the rating for the language. It is constant and it is series will be on Friday, Febnot “light” profanity; you really don’t expect some of these ruary 21 with the program being nights will continue History of Cross Village.” words coming from Streep and Roberts. Not for children Tues.“The with Jane Cardinal from Good but definitely worth the watch for adults.





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open fri and sat thur the rest of April then change it a little every month going forwards. Please advise on cost and we are looking for good ideas. Thank you for your time and effort! Ann Vala

February Schedule for a free “Let’s Walk-Body in Motion program, being offered at the Holy Childhood Parish Hall (enter under the Breezeway), Weds and Thursdays 9:30-11:30 starting on Feb 12. Bring a clean pair of exercise shoes, water, 1 Food Pantry Item. All participants will need to sign a waiver. Bonnie Johnston, a Certified

10th Annual Harbor Springs Chili Cook-off

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Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Leadership Specialist will be supervising this activity. Call Bonnie at 231-838-5261.

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

Greenwood Sanctuary Snowshoe & Ski, Saturday, Feb 8, 10 am to noon.The Greenwood Foundation is a privately owned property near Wolverine, protected Serving with a conservation easement held by Traverse Breakfast & Little Lunch Conservancy. Greenwood welWIFI comes the available public to enjoy and explore this almost 1400-acre Grill Open Until 2pm property for this special event. on trails Sun.will lead Snow12:30 groomed you through the trail system. The field trip is free but skis 145 E. Main and snowshoes areSt.only vided for children 15 and under, please mention that you need snowshoes when you register. Call 231-347-0991 or register online

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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.

Snowfest 2014, will be cohosted 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

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Women in the Wild: Snowshoe, The Outfitter of Harbor Springs hosts a Women in the Wild snowshoe adventure on Tuesday, Feb 25 from 10:30-1:00 pm. An off-trail hike to an unexpected gorge at LTC’s Five Mile Creek Nature Preserve. Open to women of all ages who want to get outdoors and explore. Fee is $10 and equipment rentals are available. Pre-registration required: call 231-526-2621 or register online at

Fundraisers 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 Snyder at 231-439-9204

Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, as part of the Petos-

key Winter Festival, will hold a special event “Dance Your Tail Off”. Leo’s Upstairs Lounge, 434 E. Mitchell, will host the event and music will be provided by the Pine River Jazz Band. Light snacks and a cash bar will also be offered. The cover charge is $10 and all proceeds support Grill closes a the homeless animals at Little 12:30 on Sun traverse Bay Humane Society. The event will be held on Friday, Feb 21 from 7-10 pm. Individuals can pre-register for the event at LTBHS or online at or the night of the event at Leo’s Upstairs -CONTINUED on page 7B.

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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. 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.

Hospice of Michigan Hospice of Michigan will host a Valentine’s Day Remembrance, celebrating love and life in Harbor Springs. The celebration, dedicated to past loves and present lives, will take place on Tuesday, Feb 11 at Bay Bluffs Emmet County Medical Care Facility, 750 E. Main St, at 1 pm. The program is free and open to the community. Participants are encouraged to bring a special memento, memorabilia or a story about a deceased loved one to share at the event. Don Moyer will provide musical entertainment. For more information or to register, please contact Briana Thorold at 989-705-2603

Churches Holy Cross Church Cross Village, will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Sun, Feb 9 from 8-11 am in the Fr. Al Parish Center. Breakfast includes: 2 eggs, 2 sausages, all the pancakes you can eat, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, OJ…… $9/for adults, $4/children under 12. Snowmobilers welcome!! For more info call (231) 526-2874.

Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, 343 E. Main St, will observe 5th Sunday after the Epiphany Sunday, February 9. Service begins at 11:00 am. Pasty Pallooza II - Order your pasties by Friday, Feb 7. We are selling fresh baked pasties. which will will be made and

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ready for pickup by Feb 9, 10 & 11. We will be hosting a Family Game Night on Feb 8 from 5-9 pm. All welcome! Bring your favorite games and treats for a fun filled night of fellowship. For more information please call the church office 231-526-2414.

Stutsmanville Chapel, Week Ending Sunday Feb 9. SPECIAL EVENTS COMING UP! On Sunday Feb 9 , a new Sunday School Class, Resolving Conflict begins at 9:15 am in the basement and a Congregational Potluck will be held immediately following the worship service. Everyone should bring a dish to pass. A Love & Respect Small group will start that evening at 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. A New Group, Women Supporting Women, is having a brunch on Sat, Feb 15 at 10 a.m. Immediately following that, a Quilting Group meets at the Slack home. The AWANA Grand Prix will be held Sat, Feb 22, 9 am-2 pm. Planning has begun for a retirement party for Pastor Ed Warner who has served the Stuts Community for almost 40 years. If you would like to help in some way or would like information on any of the above activities, call the church office at 526-2335.

First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, On Sunday, Feb 9 at 10:00 am the Reverend Bob Faulman will preach.The music of Mark Hayes will be featured, with Chancel Choir singing and pianist and music director Peter. D. Sims playing for the offertory. The Confirmation class will join the church membership toward the conclusion of the service. On Thursday, Feb. 6 the Chamber Choir and vocal faculty of Central Michigan University’s School of Music will present a concert at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary, with a reception to follow. For more information visit or call 5267332 First Presbyterian Church Harbor Springs is located at the corner of W.Lake and Cemetery Roads and is completely handicap accessible.

Community Events Wintervention, Scheduled for Harbor Springs 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


Homemade soups and sandwiches Chef’s Specials daily Pot roast, glazed carrots, garlic mashed potatoes Pierogis, caramelized onion mushroom and spinach Beer Battered Walleye Basket Baked Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Corn Cabbage Rolls Meatloaf, Steak Fries, Sherry Mushroom Gravy Seared Ahi Tuna, Tomato Couscous Salad

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

Thoma will lecture on the basics of what, why, where and when to grow orchids including breeding and seed cloning. This lecture is free. Think Springs! For more information, please contact Sandy Bean 248-8758426 or Kendie Jacobs 734-730-0392


Music and Dance

The Emmet County Republican Womens, meeting on

The Crooked Tree Arts Center, presents Lightwire Theater

Monday, Feb 10 is scheduled a week earlier this month to accommodate a surprise guest speaker, a state elected official. Also speaking will be Lee Chatfield running for the 107th District House seat against Frank Foster. All interested women and men are invited to attend this luncheon/meeting at Stafford’s Bay View Inn, Petoskey. Check-in will begin at 11:00 a.m. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon will be $15.00. Reservations are required as seating is limited. For reservations, please call/ text Rebecca Cameron 231-8382260 on or before 2 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2014.

(America’s Got Talent” SemiFinalists) at the Boyne City Performing Arts Center, with a special performance at 6 pm on Friday, February 21 of “The Ugly Duckling and the Tortoise and the Hare”. This show is visually stunning , and though the story may be a children’s fable, the show itself is nothing short of a must-see spectacle for all ages, adults included. Lightwire has adapted these two classical tales and set them amidst a wide range of music, dance and movement...all performed in a completely darkened theatre. Reserved tickets - $10 for adults, $5 for students - are on sale at or by calling 231-347-4337. Reserve your tickets today!

The Tuesday February 11 Petoskey Regional Audubon Society meeting, will feature a presentation on Michigan Turtles by Jim McGrath, founder of Nature Discovery in Williamston, MI. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at Independence Village in Petoskey, 965 Hagar Dr, It is free, family friendly and open to the public. McGrath will use live turtle specimens and a slideshow to help participants understand the biology and ecology of each species. At the presentation’s conclusion, handling of some of the specimens is permitted, which is a favorite activity for kids. For more information call PRAS President Darrell Lawson 231-330-4572.

The Harbor Springs Garden Club, would like to invite you garden enthusiasts to a Lecture on the Basic Introduction to Orchids by Bob Thoma of Lake Road Orchids at the Harbor Springs Historical Museum on Tues, Feb 18 from 1-3 pm.

B r o a d w a y ’s Franc D’Ambrosio, will present his “Franc D’Ambrosio’ Broadway” at the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Monday, March 10 at 7:30 pm. Voices Without Borders and the Little Traverse Youth Choir (LTYC) will bring this event to Harbor 1975 ince Springs. . SThrill to the music of Broadway, 526-6041 the “Great White Ourenjoy Annual Way” and the best of Cinco de Mayo George M. Cohen, Cole Porter, Come Andrew LloydCelebrate! Weber and many Great Food! more of the great tunesmiths of Margaritas! Fun! Broadway, Tickets for the conBring Your Friends! cert may be purchased online at Saturday, May 5th - 24 hours per day or5-9pm by phone 800 836 0717 General admission tickets only will also be available at the Chambers of Commerce in Harbor Springs, Petoskey and Boyne City. General admission tickets are $15 Youth with student ID or $20 adults. Reserved seating is $30 and $50.


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Arts Events Studio & Pottery demonstrations, Sturgeon River Pottery, 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

Speaker Series “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.

Winter Education Series 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.

Mackinaw Area Public Library, is hosting Fairy Tale Moons Watercolor Exhibit, this winter.until March 26, 2014. Fairy Tale Moons was created by star lore historian and storyteller Mary Stewart Adams, program director of the Headlands International Dark Sky Park, with her sister, artist Patricia DeLisa,. The exhibit features 33 original water color images created by DeLisa 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 231-436-5451.

Petoskey District Library, for 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.

Alanson Public Library, the pre-school story hour sruns Tuesdays thru Feb 11 beginning at 10:30 am; no registration, must 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)

Film Petoskey Film Theater, will be showing the film”Dallas Buyers Club” on Wed, Feb 5 and Fri, Feb 7 at 7:30. at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (451 E. Mitchell St., next to the Arts Center). This film has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Motion Picture, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay. Matthew McConaughey gives the performance of his career in this uplifting and powerful film inspired by true events. For more information call. PFT Movie Hotline: 758-3108 Donations appreciated.



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Pond Hill 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.

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

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

Teen Club 150 A Club for teens to socialize, study or just hang out, is 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.

on Tues. and Thurs. The Friendship Center is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.. A hot meal is served at noon. For more information on special sevents call (231)526-6061.

Friendship Centers of Emmet County, February Events Schedule:(all held at the Petoskey Center) Thursday, Feb 13 Healthy Heart Talk with representatives from Michigan Heart & Vascular Services of McLaren Northern Michigan. The presentation starts at 12:30, following lunch; Valentine’s Day Celebration, Fri, Feb 14 at the Petoskey and Huber (Brutus) Senior Centers starting at 11:30 with fun Valentine games, music and a special meal.Reservations can be made by calling the Petoskey center 347-3211; Snowflake Luncheon, Thurs, Feb 20. This elegant event is held at the Petoskey Center, features fun entertainment, special menu. Tickets are not needed but the Snowflake Luncheon is reserved for seniors age 60 and older and their spouses. Guests must be seated prior to 11:30 am.

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 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.

Friendship Centers Harbor Springs Friendship Center, welcomes all senior citizens to Hillside Apartments Community Room C on West Main St. for a hot nutritious meal or to join in the fun activities. The center offers a coffee talk at 10-11:30 a.m. Mon., Tues, Wed., Fri. and exercise classes

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Eric ‘Raz’ Rasmussen (center) and the Boyne Country Sports staff show off the boards that snowboarder Torah Bright will use in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. (Courtesy photo)

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three events. She will be competing in the halfpipe, slopestyle and snowboard cross events. During the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, which took place at Boyne Resorts’ Cypress Mountain, Bright was introduced to SWIX rep and Traverse City resident Mike Wagner. Wagner, with over 30 years experience working with SWIX as the National Director of Alpine Race Service, soon became Bright’s head technician. Wagner and Rasmussen have a long history of working together, and with ‘Raz’s’ 20 plus years of tuning experience he was a natural choice for Wagner’s athletes and clients’ tuning needs. In January, Bright accomplished one of her best run times at the Snowboard Cross World Cup in Vallnord-Arcalis, Andorra, on a board tuned by Rasmussen. The result? He was given the responsibility of preparing her entire fleet of 10 boards.

“He (Wagner) has her inventory and we did some work on some of her boardercross boards before her last world cup race,” said Rasmussen. “Those went over to be tweaked and glide tested and we found out that things were working well, so then the rest of the fleet was shipped to him (Wagner). He brought them in here and we were able to set them up,” Rasmussen said. The boards did not, however, go directly to Sochi. “We sent them back out to Park City and then they went to Germany for a pre-olympic huddle, and then on to Sochi,” Rasmussen said. Rasmussen noted he has not yet had the opportunity to meet Bright. “The thing with competitive athletes is you don’t want to distract them,” Rasmussen said. “Being able to help them achieve their goals is wonderful. It feels good to be a part of it.” Rasmussen also helps up and coming athletes from

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around michigan, serving as the Harbor Springs High School Ski Team tune technician, a service he provides most other northern Michigan teams, as well as several teams downstate division one and two teams. He also tunes the skis for many individual CUSSA (a junior branch of the US Ski and Snowboard Association) racers. “I’ve been working with the ski teams for a long time,” Rasmussen said. “I go out on the hill and set up tents and we do overlays on their gear during the events. Generally, we have that stuff up to snuff before the race, but the overlays on the hill are strictly for maximum velocity to better the times. The stuff on the hill is just my gear and it can range in product due to the weather conditions.” The 2014 Sochi Olympics are set to begin Friday, February 7 with the Opening Ceremonies. Event scheduling can be found at www.


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The Alaskan Huskies of Nature’s Kennel Sled Dog Adventures of McMillan, prepare to give a family of three a dog sled ride Saturday at Boyne Highlands.(Photo by Christina Rohn)

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at Boyne Highlands are exIditarod dogs, or young dogs who may participate in the event in the near future. Tasha said she believes dog sledding is something everyone should try at least once. “It’s a great winter activity that anyone of any age or ability can try,” she said. “Our rides at Boyne are very accessible for those who may not be able to ski, but who want to still stay at the resort and participate in other activities.” Delcourt said taking a dog sled tour at Boyne is just a

glimpse into the world of dog sledding and racing. “Going here is definitely a bit of an introduction ... you get to pet the dogs, and you get to watch them run and do what they do best,” he said. “But if you really want to do it, come up to the kennel and you can run your own team.” Nature’s Kennel has a variety of packages for individuals, couples or families who want to try driving their own dog team. “It’s exciting, invigorating and calming all at the same

time,” Tasha said. “Many people describe it as one of the best things they have ever experienced.” For more information about Nature’s Kennel Sled Dog Adventures, visit www., or call (906) 748-0513. To book a dog sled tour at Boyne Highlands, visit www., or call (231) 5263835. (Christina Rohn is a freelance writer)





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