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MEAP results to be discussed While many question the way standardized testing is used to determine the strength of public schools across the country, there is no doubt that student scores are closely monitored each year by district officials. The 2012 MEAP (Michigan Education Assessment Program) results were recently released, and Harbor Springs administrators are currently analyzing the information, and will present at the next Board of Education meeting, Monday, March 11. Harbor Springs fared well in some areas, seeing improved scores in eighth grade science. The district’s score of 38-percent proficiency in science was the highest of any school in the area, and well outshined the state average (16-percent). However, both fourth and eighth grade scores showed a decrease in math (and both fell below state averages. In fourth grade, the state average is 45-percent, and in eighth it is 33-percent). Looking at the closest districts to Harbor Springs-Petoskey, Alanson, Boyne City, Boyne Falls, Charlevoix, Concord Academy (Petoskey), and Pellston-- the fourth grade scores in Harbor Springs were the only ones to drop in all three testing areas, going from an 83.3-percent proficiency in reading in 2011 to 82.1-percent in 2012, and a 59.1-percent in writing in 2011 to only 38.2-percent in 2012 (also below the state average of 47-percent). At the middle school, reading scores also went up, from 65.8-percent in 2011 to 71.4-percent in 2012. The highest score in the area came from Concord Petoskey, with 81.8-percent of their students scoring proficient. MEAP scores only offer a sliver of a glimpse when it comes to creating a complete educational picture, however, the Harbor Springs Board of Education will learn more about what the scores do mean, and what impact they may have on teaching and learning in the classroom. During the March 11 board meeting, any potential changes to instruction or curriculum will likely be discussed in the framework of the new “common core” that public schools around the country are moving toward. Once the common core is in place, testing too, will change. The next Harbor Springs Board of Education meeting will take place Monday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in the Harbor Springs Middle School’s large group instruction room.

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By Kate Bassett Harbor Light Newspaper

Harbor Springs High School senior Meg Shepherd competed in the Division II State Championship meet in Marquette on Monday, February 25. The girls ski team took second place. Harbor Light photo by Mark Flemming.

The Harbor Springs High School girls ski team came home from the Division II State Championship meet in Marquette on Monday, February 25, with a second place trophy, adding another podium finish to the district’s long-standing success in high school skiing. Harbor Springs coach, Jane Ramer, said the team’s legacy of strong skiing under pressure really paid off at the state finals. “After the morning Slalom, we were right in there with with Bloomfield Hills Andover (BHA) and Petoskey. We lost a couple of our seeds (skiers who disqualified or did not finish) in the Slalom; you have to score four racers, and we only had three through the finish. Abigail Hackman, Rose Pellegrom and Tia Esposito had strong finishes, but we needed one more. We had veteran senior, Meg Shepherd, skiing as our sixth seed. Meg had to finish to keep us in the race. Meg was solid and her finish put us in third place with 40 points. BHA was in first place with 34 and Petoskey was in second with 35.” continued on page 8

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lthough turkey apple spinach wraps may not be the norm in many elementary school cafeterias, they were what was on the lunch menu at Platte River elementary recently. The wraps were part of a product taste testing event held by the local FoodCorps, an organization that seeks to connect schools to local, nutritious, farm-fresh food. According to FoodCorps service member Daniel Marbury, the product testing is a good way to introduce students to new foods and encourages them to try new things. Locally grown ingredients are always used in some component of the dish. “When we make something new like this for students, we have them vote on if they like it or not and I then give that feedback to the school kitchen staff,” Marbury said. “The kids loved the wraps, by and large, and following this, I had one food staff provider tell me she was considering additional ways she could incorporate more locally grown spinach into school lunches.” Inventory Introducing children to new foods is just one Clearance way FoodCorps is making an impact on northern Michigan schools. TheWomen national, nonprofit Men and organization, which works under the direction of Hilda local partner organizations, such as the Michigan Land Use Institute in this area, aims to: educate winter hours 11-5 students about healthy foods through food demMon-sat onstrations and cooking classes, engage children in the growing process of food through school address phone gardens, and to give educators and kitchen staff access to local food by connecting them with area farmers. “Our ultimate goal is to source more food from

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The purpose of the FoodCorps program is to educate and connect children with fresh, local food through school programs. Bringing high quality local food to public school cafeterias is one objective of the organization, and introducing children to new foods through tasting events is a part of this. Pictured above: FoodCorps service members Daniel Marbury and Kirsten Gerbatsch pass out samples of garlic roasted butternut squash to fifth grade students during a classroom taste test. Courtesy photo.

local farmers and to provide schools with the freshest and most nutritious food available to their students,” Marbury said. FoodCorps currently operates in four counties in northern Michigan: Benzie, Grand Traverse, Antrim and Leelanau, and originally began its work in the area serving six schools within these counties. Recently, the Michigan Land Use Institute received a USDA farm to school grant that will allow FoodCorps to expand in northern Michigan, which will connect additional schools with local food. Initially, according to Marbury, many of the schools FoodCorps serves were leery about allowing the organization to come into their district. “I think there was the initial worry that we’d be a burden,” Marbury explained, “so everyone was

hesitant about us coming in at first. Now teachers are finding that there are so many benefits to the hands on involvement that we bring to the classroom, they are happy to have us.” In addition to introducing new tastes and foods in the lunchroom, FoodCorps will bring these ingredients into the classroom to helps students contextualize what they are learning out of a textbooks. “We brought in apples one day to help children learn about fractions and get that hands on math connection,” Marbury said. “With all the concerns about childhood obesity today, there’s no reason for students not to learn about food in school.” Marbury noted that it is important to foster student’s relationships with food and the land continued on page 11

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Michigan’s spring bird migrations are a sight to behold From Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources It may not be quite as dramatic as the swallows returning to Capistrano, but Michigan will witness spring migrations in the coming weeks that will offer bird fans an opportunity to see noteworthy numbers of avian creatures returning to their summer homes – or at least passing through as they move further north. Spring migrations aren’t always as noticeable as fall migrations – certainly the waterfowl hunters are not out in the marshes taking advantage of the ducks and geese moving through – but they are every bit as moving and can be just as enjoyable, if you know what to look for.

Need an example? Tundra swans will soon move through, winging along the state’s eastern shoreline, often settling in to rest en masse in suitable habitat. Doug Reeves, assistant chief of the Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Division, said the swans will often take up residence in prodigious numbers at Fish Point State Wildlife Area on Saginaw Bay in Tuscola County. “There can be 7,000 to 8,000 of them at a time,” Reeves said. “It can be a spectacle. You can see them, hear them – you can almost feel them.” Fish Point – a 3,700-acre area comprised of farm fields, floodings and coastal wetlands and prairies – has been

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

When spring finally arrives, it can be fun to see what winter left behind, and Jeffrey Harrison of Massachusetts is doing just that in this amusing poem.

Mailboxes in Late Winter It’s a motley lot. A few still stand at attention like sentries at the ends of their driveways, but more lean askance as if they’d just received a blow to the head, and in fact they’ve received many, all winter, from jets of wet snow shooting off the curved, tapered blade of the plow. Some look wobbly, cocked at oddball angles or slumping forlornly on precariously listing posts. One box bows steeply forward, as if in disgrace, its door lolling sideways, unhinged. Others are dented, battered, streaked with rust, bandaged in duct tape, crisscrossed with clothesline or bungee cords. A few lie abashed in remnants of the very snow that knocked them from their perches. Another is wedged in the crook of a tree like a birdhouse, its post shattered nearby. I almost feel sorry for them, worn out by the long winter, off-kilter, not knowing what hit them, trying to hold themselves together, as they wait for news from spring. American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation (www., publisher of Poetry magazine. It is also supported by the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Poem copyright ©2010 by Mark Irwin, whose most recent book of poems is Tall If, New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2008. Poem reprinted from The Sun, July, 2010, by permission of Mark Irwin and the publisher. Introduction copyright © 2013 by The Poetry Foundation. The introduction’s author, Ted Kooser, served as United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004-2006. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.

dubbed the “Chesapeake of the Midwest” because of the abundance and variety of waterfowl that move through. What makes Fish Point special for birders is a 20-foot-tall observation tower that boasts a view of much of the management area. The tundra swans are usually visible from the tower during a two- to three-week period in early to mid-March. Fish Point is one of 121 areas listed in the Michigan Wildlife Viewing Guide, which can be found on the DNR website at by choosing Viewing Wildlife from the left-hand menu. The guide lists viewing areas, available species and the best times to see them, maps and directions, and descriptions of the sites and facilities available at them. The guide is divided into three geographical areas (Upper Peninsula, northern Lower Peninsula and southern Lower Peninsula) for easy access to information on nearby viewing opportunities. Michigan is probably most famous among birders as the summer home of Kirtland’s warblers, a rare species that winters in the Caribbean but nests in northern jack pine forests. Kirtland’s warblers attract thousands of viewers from all over the world who flock to the northern Lower Peninsula to get a glimpse of these endangered birds. For those interested in a bit of help catching sight of the Kirtland’s warbler, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Michigan Audubon Society offer (starting in mid-May) guided tours. Because of the popularity of the tours, reservations are recommended. For more information, visit In addition to the swans and warblers, far less exotic species attract crowds in other parts of Michigan, too. “We get people from all over the country to look at the birds, especially when we have a rare species show up here once in awhile,” said DNR wildlife biologist Joe Robison, who oversees all of southern Michigan’s

A rare occurrence in Michigan, this black-necked stilt found refuge (in 2003) at Point Mouillee State Game Area in southeastern Michigan. These birds have the second-longest legs in proportion to their bodies of any bird, exceeded only by flamingos. (Photo courtesy Michigan DNR)

managed waterfowl areas. “A couple years ago we had a white wagtail, which is native to Asia, show up here. People came from as far away as California to see. “We had a pair of blacknecked stilts nest here a couple of years in a row. They’re common out west, but we rarely see them in the Midwest. Hundreds of people came to see them.” Robison said word spreads quickly when an unusual spe-

cies is spotted. “When the birders see something rare, it gets posted on the Internet right away,” he said. “People are on it within an hour.” An exciting birding destination is Whitefish Point, which juts out several miles out into the southern side of Lake Superior. From mid-March to mid-May as many as 3,000 raptors – most notably, sharpshinned, broad-winged and red-tailed hawks – pass by. But

Whitefish Point is also noted for owls – great-horned, great gray, boreal, short-eared and long-eared – as well as bountiful and diverse waterfowl. Truth is, the weeks ahead will offer more opportunities to see numerous and unusual birds across the state than any birder could take advantage of in one season. But bird watchers are typically longterm participants, and there’s no better time to start than spring migration in Michigan.

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Raised as a country girl, eating out of her family’s garden, Julianne Michaels has always been aware of how her food is grown and where it comes from. Today, things aren’t that much different, and Michaels, a Harbor Springs resident, is still dedicated to raising awareness about where food comes from and how it is produced. Michaels has recently taken the lead in organizing the local Emmet County chapter of a nonprofit statewide group, No GMO 4 Michigan, that looks into the origins of our food and how it is grown.

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The goal of No GMO 4 Michigan is to inform and educate individuals about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and possible health related consequences that could be associated with consuming these type of foods. “I’ve been watching GMOs since the mid-1990s,” Michaels said. “Driving past cornfields with patented numbered signs next to the fields made me start to question what was taking place here.” The group is an initiative started by the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT), an organization aimed at educating policy makers and the public about genetically modified (GM) foods and crops. There are numerous other groups nationwide that fall under the auspices of IRT, as well. According to Michaels, there is some scientific research that suggests that GMOs are not good for people’s health. “We want to help educate people about what they’re putting into their bodies and make resources available for them to decide what is best for them and their families,” she said. The group is still in its infancy and recently held its first meeting. Michaels said she was encouraged with the turnout and said she hopes to bring more people on board to spread awareness to the community about GMOs. For more information G about the contact INgroup, T S I L Julianne Michaels at thegarEW



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NATURALIST POSITIONS. WEST TRAVERSE TOWNSHIP is seeking naturalists for the 2013 season at the Thorne Swift Nature Preserve. Candidates must be over 18, possess excellent communication skills, be self-motivated, have a background or interest in natural science and the outdoors, and be able to work independently. For more information and an application form, visit West Traverse Township’s website at www.westtraversetownship. com and click on the link for Thorne Swift Nature Preserve

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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

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The City of Harbor Springs Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 13,2013 at 5:30 p.m., at the City Council Chambers, 160 Zoll St. Harbor Springs, MI 49740. The purpose of the hearing is to hear a variance request from Kenneth Garver, for property located at 352 Traverse Street, Harbor Springs Michigan, an R-1-C Zoning District. Mr. Garver is requesting a variance to construct a new home on a non-conforming lot. The proposed new home would be three feet six inches (3’ 6”) feet from the front yard line, five (5) feet from the north side yard line, eight (8) feet from the rear yard line and three feet (3’) from the corner side yard (alley) line, with a lot coverage of 47%. The Zoning Administrator has determined that the required R-1-C front yard setback is twenty (20’) feet, the required rear yard setback is thirty (30) feet, the required corner side yard setback is twenty (20) feet and the lot coverage maximum is 40%. Pursuant to Article 6, Section 50.600, 2, c, d, & f and 3 c. A copy of the application and conceptual building placement plan is available for review during regular business hours at the City Hall, 160 Zoll St. Any person interested in the above stated hearing may be present at said hearing to voice an opinion. Comments may be presented in writing to the Zoning Board of Appeals, c/o Tim Grimm, PO Box 678, Harbor Springs, MI 49740, or VIA FAX at 231-526-6865 or email, prior to the hearing. Tim Grimm, Zoning Administrator

SAVED UNDER C: AD\DISPLAY\NEW SIZE\NOTICE Job Postings PG 13 2/27/2013 52Publication positions – Temporary/Seasonal work Planting, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock - field grown balled and burlap (B&B) trees, tree-size shrubs, perennials, operation of 50+ HP nursery equipment. from 3/1/2013 to 6/1/2013 at Studebaker Nurseries, Inc. , New Carlisle, OH. This job requires a minimum of three months (or 420 hours) of verifiable prior experience working in a diverse production wholesale nursery, handling both manual and machine tasks associated with nursery production and harvest activities, including experience with balled and burlap (“B&B”) tree production and 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 #OH553319. 2 positions - Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock. from 3/1/2013 to 11/15/2013 at Donzell's Flower & Garden Center, Inc. , Akron, OH. Three months of previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Post-hire employer-paid background check required. $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 #OH553501. 12 positions - Temporary/Seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting flowers, plants and vegetables. From 3/8/2013 to 10/31/2013 at Cox Farms, Inc., Gaston, IN. 3 months previous experience required. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. $11.74/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed 3/4 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. IN Job Order #8521852.

KITTY LITTER (NON-CLUMPING) & cleaning supplies needed at Little Traverse Bay Humane Society. Pine Sol, Lemon Lysol, paper towels, bleach, Windex, scrub brushes, Comet and laundry detergent are items always needed. LTBHS is a no-kill, non-profit shelter, 1300 W. Conway Rd. Hours: Mon-Fri, 10 am-6 pm; Sat 10 am-4 pm. (231) 347-2396 HOMES NEEDED FOR THE cuddly and deserving dogs and cats at Little Traverse Bay Humane Society. LTBHS is a no-kill, non-profit shelter. Stop in! 1300 W. Conway Rd. Hours: Mon-Fri, 10 am-6 pm. Sat 10 am-4 pm. (231) 347-2396.

MASSAGE THERAPISTS & PERSONAL CONCIERGES. Seeking massage therapists and personal concierges for Harbor Springs area. Call (740) 417-6464. HEAD SAILING INSTRUCTOR Create and maintain a safe and happy learning environment. Lead and coach a team of instructors. REQUIREMENTS • Previous experience sailing small boats in “big water” situations, safely operating an outboard rescue power boat - all in wind exceeding 20 knots and waves exceeding 2-3 feet. (Inland lake and protected harbor experience is not sufficient) • US Sailing Dinghy Level 1 Instructor certification which includes current certification in First Aid and CPR. • Mature awareness and sense of responsibility for safety on the water. $18/hr, 20-25 hours per week Please send your resume to:

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Two Dark Sky programs are planned in March 2013: “Comet Chasing!” on March 9 at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park, and “The Northern Lights Over Northern Michigan” on March 16 at the Emmet County Fairgrounds in Petoskey. March 9 event: “Comet Chasing!” will welcome visitors to get a glimpse of Comet PANSTARRS C/2011 L4 as it Display Classified Ad blazes up over the horizon an Harbor Light Newspaper hour after the sunset, looking west. The event will take Issue of 1/23/13 place in the Guest House at the Headlands. $44.63 per insertion Every year, many comets visit the inner solar system, 231.526.2191 with nearly 42 predicted in 2013. However, most of these comets are too faint to be visible. Couple that with the fact that comets and their brightness can be rather unpredictable, and that not all are on periodic orbits, and you can see that even with all our contemporary understanding of our celestial environment,

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Protests to the Board of Review are necessary to protect your right to further appeal assessed valuations to the Michigan State Tax Tribunal. Protests may be made in person at City Hall in the City Council Chambers, 160 Zoll Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740; or via mail, using Form L-4035, which is available at, along with your protest to the City of Harbor Springs, Board of Review, PO Box 678, Harbor Springs, MI 49740 by 5:00 p.m., Monday March 11, 2013. . The City of Harbor Springs’ tentative ratios and multipliers are: Class Ratio Multiplier Commercial Real 201 51.32% 0.97428 Residential Real 401 51.08% 0.97886 Personal 50.00% 1.00000 Ronald B. McRae, City Clerk

2/20and 2/27, 2013 Saved #16 C;\ad\Displaynew size ads\notice OFFICIAL NOTICE West Traverse Township 12 Mon Invitation for Bids Re-Construction of Thorne Swift Nature Preserve Dune Observation Platform Sealed proposals for the complete re-construction of the dune observation platform and renovation of the approach to the platform in the Thorne Swift Nature Preserve will be accepted by West Traverse Township until 11:00 a.m. on March 18, 2013, at which time the proposals will be opened and read. The bid opening at the Township Hall is open to the public. NO BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 11:00 A.M. ON MARCH 18, 2013 A copy of the plans may be obtained and a site visit may be arranged at the West Traverse Township Office from 9:00 am-1:00 pm daily. Proposals must include proof of workers’ compensation and liability insurance and identifications of any subcontractors. The project shall be completed by June 15, 2013.

8 positions - Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating and harvesting nursery stock and trees. from 3/15/2013 to 11/15/2013 at Jim Hoffman's Sons, Inc., Petoskey, MI. This job requires a minimum of three months (or 480 hours) West Traverse Township reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, of verifiable prior experience working in a balled and burlap tree nursery. Satand to accept any proposal in the best interests of the township. West urday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Valid driving license and Traverse Township is not obligated to accept the low bidder’s proposal. clean driving record required to drive company vehicles. $11.30/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed ¾ of work hours of total period. West Traverse Township Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. PO Box 528 Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers Laborwho Day Weekend plans? 8001 M-119 are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time Harbor Springs, MI 49740 Tennis & Fitness Passes available! of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to workBay site will be (231) 526-7361 paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job 1 Visit $16 (231) 526-0028 Fax contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce 3 Visit Pass $40 Agency in state in which this ad appears, or Northwest Michigan Works!, 1209 Robert Sandford S. Garfield Ave., Ste. C, Traverse City, MI 49686. Provide copy~Good of this ad. for 3 visits over a 10 day period Supervisor Job Order #MI 3916849.

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there are still undiscovered mysteries at work. In March, the comet PANSTARRS C/2011 L4 is predicted to become a “Great Comet.” It achieves its nearperihelion the second weekend of March. (PANSTARRS is named for the array of cameras and telescopes at the computing center on the island of Maui in Hawaii where continual surveying of the sky takes place. The acronym stands for: Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System.) Northern Michigan Astronomy Club founder and NASA JPL Ambassador Bryan Shumaker and amateur astronomer Robert Dudd will join Dark Sky Park Program Director Mary Stewart Adams for a fabulous evening of stargazing, comet chasing, storytelling and musing in the dark. Also as special guests, several members of the Grandmother Moon drumming circle will be present to perform a water ceremony, in honor of the Great Lakes and the Anishnaabe water If you are reading walkers. The event will take place this advertisement, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, congratulations! March 9, at the Guest House at the Dark Sky Park. You’ve just program found a way The next takes to save money on your 16, place on Saturday, March 2013insurance at the Emmet County coverage. Fairgrounds in Petoskey: “The Call Lights me forOver yourNorthNorthern lowest premium. ern Michigan” with photographer Shawn StockmanMalone. She is returning to Emmet County from her photographic studio and home in Marquette to share her expertise on photographing the elusive Aurora Borealis. Every 11 years the sun unCall Gary Morse dergoes a period of activity called the “solar maximum.’ Forecasters say solar maximum will be reached this year (2013), and that in addition to this being favorable for aurora displays in general, auroras by Burley tend to increase around the times of Equinox as well. Join Emmet Count this month in welcoming back by popular demand expert aurora pho321 Spring St. Alanson tographer Shawn Malone. 7031 US 31 You Harbor Springs

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Do you know what I hate most family on the passing on Jan’s school; basically, anyone who about getting older? Granted, mom, Ida Taylor. How won- would like to come. There there is a plethora from which derful it was to hear about a is not a charge, we ask for a to choose, but some things are ninety-one year old woman donation to cover costs and tougher than others. I am not winning the Wii Bowling Tour- we have a very voluntary pot fond of wrinkles and that is nament at Sunnybank; the luck/bring a dish to pass. It’s Open Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-4 worse when combined with best that any of us can aspire far more pleasant seeing faces pimples; there is something to is that sort of joie de vivre in a situation like that than at completely unfair about that at that point in life. a memorial service. Please combination. Creaky knees, It is sad that even in a small come if you can and pass the an aching back and a far more town like Harbor Springs, word along. It would be great sensitive stomach; those are often times the only occa- to see some of those “3” and all issues that can be handled. sion where we see a lot of “8” classes (1973, 1988, etc) Gray hair is not a lot of familiar faces is at an event combine their reunions with fun, but I guess I should like a funeral. On that note, this one; saves a lot of work be grateful that I have hair, I’m going to once again push for them and gives everyone lots of it. Those wild, white for attendance at the Annual a chance to mingle. eyebrow hairs are worse; I HSHS Alumni/Employee ReA very happy anniversary loved my father, but that is union. This year it is on Sat- wish going out to Rodger and one trait that I absolutely urday, July 27, at the Center Mary Pellegrom from their did not need to inherit. I do Township Hall. This is NOT children as they celebrate miss my eyelashes, but that’s just for graduates, it is for their 60th anniversary on life. That fact that it takes anyone who attended school, Thursday, February 28. What approximately ten minutes worked for the school district, an impressive milestone that author of to put on five pounds and at had children who attended is. least ten months to take them off isn’t a lot of fun, but again, it’s workable. Eyesight gets a little sketchier each day, right along with your memory, taste and sense of smell. Suddenly allergies and sinuses are problematic, hot flashes Ida F. Taylor gently gathered from this life after 91 years into are not fun and I’d give any- the presence of God on Feb. 21, 2013. She and her husband thing for a good night’s sleep. Jack have resided at American House (Sunnybank) Assisted Speaking of sleep, that snor- Living since 2011. ing issue seems to increase Ida was born on her family’s farm in Moltke Twp. near Rogers perennially. I’ve learned to City on March 30, 1921 to Paul and Amanda (Voss) Lietzow. On accept the transition from March 28, 1942 she married her best friend Jack Taylor and they Miss to M’aam with reason- were a loving team for almost 71 years. They made their home ably good grace and those in St. Clair Shores and raised their two daughters there until seemingly twelve year old retirement in 1978 when they moved to Alanson. They wanted cashiers at the movie theater to be near their grandchildren and to be a part of their growwho ask everyone over thirty ing up. Ida enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting and if they qualify for the “senior playing pinochle. She also enjoyed bowling and was recently discount” don’t bother me pleased and proud to receive the 2012 Wii bowling trophy at any more. Sunnybank. Being raised on the farm, gardening was in her What is far more difficult, blood and she extended that passion to her involvement with and I say this in all serious- the Alanson Hillside Gardens. Ida was very involved with her ness, is the fact that you ac- church, from teaching Sunday School and being in the choir tually become apprehensive to being a part of the ladies’ projects. Jack and Ida travelled when opening the paper throughout the U.S. and Europe and built lasting relationbecause you don’t want to ships with distant cousins in England and Germany. Ida was see the obituaries. I remem- a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother ber, in the happy ignorance and homemaker. of my youth, teasing Bucky Ida is survived by her husband Jack, daughters Carol Brower when I worked for Laniewicz and Janet (Thom) Blanck, grandchildren Kristie him because the obituaries Dickinson, Thom Blanck Jr. (Carrie), John Blanck (Cathy), were always the first section Tinh Nguyen (Melissa), great grandchildren Jack and Jenna of the paper that he read; now Blanck, Finnigan, Colin, and Declan Blanck, Brook and BranI understand. I’m not yet don Nguyen. Also surviving are sister Margaret Dyck, brother at a point where it is usually Rodney Lietzow, sisters in law Lois Lietzow and Ruth Lietzow my contemporaries, though and brother in law Garvie Locklear and many loving nieces and that has happened far more nephews. She was preceeded in death by her siblings Martha often than I would like to Woodruff, Adolph Lietzow, Emil Lietzow, Herbert Lietzow and see, but it is to a point where Ruth Locklear. I usually know too many of In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be the names. In the past week made to Zion Lutheran Church of Petoskey or Alanson Hillside I have attended services/ Gardens. Funeral service took place on Feb. 25th. memorials for the parents of The family offers their appreciation and deep gratitude to four friends, with yet another the wonderful and caring home care aides and staff of Ameripassing away outside of the can House. area. I know that it is all part Online condolences may be made at www.stonefuneralhoof life, but it is a difficultAcoustic part Guitar/Voice of life, watching the pain of folk.blues.jazz those left behind. 439 Pine Street Harbor Springs, MI 49740 Last week we also learned that Tom Ulrich left us. Tom, Don’t miss Hank & Stan with Bo White & the Tarczon Bros. along with Dale, was a main- Bowne P Rhythm Section (Herb Glahn + BobHenry =. “Hank & Stan”) Rokicki, 102, of Northville formerly of Harbor Springs, stay behind the Sept. bar in12the Pier 8pm Saturday, - From - before 12am passed away February 23, 2013. He was born January 25, 1911 for years. always hadBay a joke AtHe Little Traverse Golf Club (in the tent) in Warsaw, Poland; son of Stanley and Helen (Jusinski) Rokicki. to share,offerings usuallyfor a Manna groaner, Free-will Food Henry Projectspent are encouraged his childhood in Hamtramck and raised his family but he made you feel like in Farmington Hills. He was the owner of Henry’s Hardware you were the most important in Hamtramck before becoming a residential plumber. Henry customer in the place. retired in 1967, splitting his time between his homes in Harbor I hated his football pools, Springs and Longwood, Florida. He was united in marriage to they were far too complicated Patricia Riegler on August 29, 1987; they have spent over 25 for my liking, but he was a loving years together. special guy. He was a devout catholic and had a strong spiritual connecI would also like to offer tion to God. Henry enjoyed fixing things around the house condolences to the Blanck and taught his daughters to be handy as well. He had healthy


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Happy belated birthday wishes going to Doreen Brown on February 23, Hailey Fisher on February 25 and to Jan Kosequat Bailey on February 26. Also celebrating last week were Arnie Saviano and Rosemary Kelbel and we hope that all of you had memorable days. This week, we send birthday wishes on Thursday to Ashley Wenz Kughman, Jill DeOpsomer Engdahl, Holly Vogel and my hubby, Bryan Zumbaugh. We start off March on Friday by wishing Happy Birthday to Sandy Sanford and Tony Morse and on Sunday, March 3, to Carrie Blanck and Jayne Hickman Weller. On Monday, Happy Birthday to Ross Fockler, Tuesday we send natal anniversary wishes to Tracy Johnson Hollerith

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Melvin Bandemer Melvin Louis Bandemer “Louie”, 85, of Harbor Springs, died on February 18th, 2013 at his home. Louie was born on August 12, 1927 to Laura and Emil Bandemer in Grosse Pointe, Michigan where he grew up and attended school at Grosse Pointe South. On June 17th, 1950, he married Lois Ann Blum and they were married an amazing 62 years. They made their home in Grosse Melvin Pointe, until they moved to Harbor Springs Bandemer in 1970. Louie joined the Navy during World War II and served on the USS Bonhomme Richard. He owned and operated Bandemer Builders, Inc. until he joined Stafford’s Hospitality as their exclusive finish carpenter until his retirement in 2004. Anyone that knew Louie enjoyed his quick wit and bright smile. Christmas was always extra special with a visit from Santa. Louie would dress up as Santa Claus every year for local events and Stafford’s Bay View Inn. There were many friends that enjoyed a Christmas morning with Louie walking dressed as Santa through their yards. Louie enjoyed riding his “budweiser mobile” hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. He was also a member of the American Legion. Louie is survived by his wife Lois, his five daughters: Susan Boyer, LuAnn Wentworth, Judith Boyer (Michael), Lauren Walker, Leigh Cassidy (Jerry), his 10 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. Louie is preceded in death by his parents, as well as his siblings, and his son-in-law Mark Wentworth. A Memorial Service was held Feb. 22. Family suggests memorials to the Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network in Topinabee. online condolences may be made at

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eating habits and was an active and ambitious hard worker. Henry, known to friends and family as “King Henry” was very proud of his Polish heritage. He enjoyed being outdoors and bird watching. He took his responsibility as a son, husband, father, and grandfather very seriously and was a great provider. He cherished his time with his grandchildren and his great grandson. He is survived by his daughters, Sally (Dick) Hug, Laurie (Hank) Harvey, and Deanne (the late Noel) DeGaetano; his grandchildren Kristin (Jim) Periard and Noah DeGaetano; and his great grandson Donnie Periard. He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Sophie Rokicki in 1986, whom he married on November 18, 1939. A funeral mass was to be held Wednesday, February 27. Burial will be held at Island View Cemetery in Harbor Springs at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Blessed John Paul II Parish, 2697 Caniff, Hamtramck, MI 48212, please reference St. Ladislaus Church on the check. Share online condolences at www.casterlinefuneralhome. com

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Johnson, Gentilozzi engaged The engagement of Haylie Johnston and Richard Gentilozzi has been announced. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Carter and Susi Johnston of Santa Monica, California. Her grandparents are Mel and Elaine Johnston of Harbor Springs. She the great granddaughter of Roy and Iola Johnston, the original owners of Johnston’s Restaurant in Harbor Springs, which is now the New York Restaurant. Haylie is a 2010 graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York, and is a working artist in fine jewelry. Richard is the son of Joyce Gentilozzi of Fairfield, Ct. and Richard Gentilozzi of Huntington, CT. He is the grandson of Eileen Scipioni of Stamford, CT. Richard is a 2006 graduate of the University of Connecticut Business School, and is employed by World Courier as a financial analyst, in Stamford, Ct. The wedding will be held September 1, 2013 in Farmington, Ct. at the Hill-Stead Museum.

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Upcoming Sporting Events Boys Varsity Basketball: District Play, first round, Monday, March 4 at home vs. Newbury at 7 p.m. Boys JV Basketball: Saturday, March 2 at home vs. Boyne City (make up game) at 3 p.m. Girls Varsity Basketball: District Play, first round, Wednesday, February 27 at home vs. Manistique at 7 p.m.

Boys Varsity Basketball Thursday, February 21 at Elk Rapids Harbor Springs 48, Elk Rapids 46 Scoring: Neal Zoerhof 16, Spencer Kloss 14, Peter Lauer 10. Harbor led 21-10 at the half, 31-28 after three and hung on for the win. The Rams improved to 8-10 overall, 6-7 in league play. The boys JV and Varsity home games that were cancelled on Feb. 19 against Boyne City will be played on Saturday, March 2 beginning at 3 p.m. in the Harbor High School gym. District Play: First Round, Monday, March 4 home vs. Newbury, at 7 p.m.

Boys JV Basketball Thursday, February 21 at Elk Rapids Harbor Springs 64, Elk Rapids 48 Scoring: Jack Carter led the scoring for the Rams with 23 points. Next game: Saturday, March 2 home vs. Boyne City (make up game) at 3 p.m. Final game of the season.

Girls Varsity Basketball Wednesday February 20 vs. Boyne City Scoring: Layne Compton 12 points, Maddy Savard nine, Morgan Reeves and Katie Barkley five, Shallon Grawey four, Eva Zoerhof two, Betsey Simons one. Coach’s comments: Head Coach Jennifer Foley said, “Kalkaska is tied for 1st place in our conference so for us to take them to a 15 point game is great! I thought we made some adjustments in the second half defensively and really slowed down their pace. Offensively, we were very aggressive going to the basket and as a team shot 80% from the free throw line. I was very pleased with how the girls came out and played against such a tough team.” Friday, February 15, home vs. Charlevoix Charlevoix 54, Harbor Springs 46 Scoring: Shallon Grawey had 14 points, Maddy Savard 13., Mallori Keller six, Eva Zoerhof five, Layne Compton four, Betsey Simons two , Katie Barkley and Morgan Reeves each had one. Coach’s comments: Jennifer Foley said, “ We came out in the first half with a great amount of energy and took a 7 point lead into the locker room at the half. Our defensive pressure was really tough throughout the whole game forcing 48 Charlevoix turnovers. It seemed to me we ran out of gas in the 4th quarter and unfortunately let the game slip away.” District Play: First round, Wednesday, February 27 at home vs. Manistique 7 p.m., winner plays in the district final Friday, March 1 at Newberry High school gym at 7 p.m.

Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Wednesday, February 20 at Boyne City Harbor Springs 44 Boyne City 27 Scoring: Perry Bower 18, Alexa Jensen-Philbrick seven, Claire Fleming and Mia Trabucchi four, Mikayla Dickinson three, Zoey Bezilla, Sophie Seitz and Libby Sylvain two, Reagan Damoose and Karli Schwark one each. (No other available statistics) Coach’s comments: Head Coach Tom Brogger said, “Boyne has a team that has been playing very well in the second half of the season. I believe they have beaten everybody in the Conference and have not lost in quite a while. We are very pleased with this hard fought win. Our defensive pressure is what got us started. Coach Jen says ‘good defense turns into offensive opportunities’ and that’s just what happened as we held them to 10 points and took a 10-point lead into the half.

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“The afternoon was Giant Slalom (GS). All year GS has been our strong discipline. After our first run in GS we passed BHA but Petoskey was in front of us and we lost one of our seeds. We were now going into our final run at states with five racers and sitting in second place,” Ramer recounted. “At the beginning of the final run, we lost one of our top seeds, and we found ourselves in the same position we were in for the morning Slalom. We only had four racers left and they had to all find the finish. Abigail Hackman, Tia Esposito and Sadie Cwikiel all made it to the finish with good times. At this point, we had to turn to another veteran racer, senior Claire Cunningham. We needed Claire to finish so we would go home with

the runner up trophy. Claire put down a great GS run and secured our second place finish. Both Meg and Claire did a great job performing under pressure. It was a great team effort.” The girls qualified for states after a second place finish in Regionals, coming in behind Petoskey. Petoskey also took first in the state finals. Three Harbor Springs boys qualified for the state finals as well: Forrest Lundgren; John Bailey; Shea Fuhrman. “Senior Forrest Lundgren qualified in GS. He had an issue at the top of the course and didn’t do as well as he hoped he would have for his last state meet,” Ramer said. “Sophomore John Bailey qualified for the State in Slalom and finished 25th. It was his first time racing at Marquette Mountain. Fresh-

Recalling the first time we played Boyne we knew the game was far from over. Our response to that challenge was right on though as we continued to build the lead in the second half. Balanced scoring is usually what carries us but not in this game. Perry went crazy and had a ‘Monster Night.’ Everyone else was very good and it was clearly a total team effort. Our guards: Alexa, Sophie, Karli, Zoey, Mia and Reagan were all good against their pressure while Libby, Claire, Mikayla and Abby Zmikly were aggressive in the post.” Thursday, February 21 home vs. Elk Rapids Elk Rapids 33, Harbor Springs 32 Scoring: Sophie Seitz and Libby Sylvain 7 each, Claire Fleming, Alexa Jensen-Philbrick and Perry Bower four, Mikayla Dickinson three, Karli Schwark two. Rebounds: Claire and Mikayla eight, Mia Trabucchi and Libby four, Alexa and Perry two, Abby Zmikly and Sophie one. Steals: Perry five, Alexa four, Mia and Libby three, Karli, Sophie and Claire two, Zoey Bezilla, Abby and Mikayla one. Coach’s comments: Tom Brogger said,“This is a tough one to comment on. I think we wanted it as much as any other game this season. It was our final game, we’ve been playing pretty well lately and our opponent came in with a 16-2 record. Going against us, we had a big emotional win at Boyne 24 hours earlier and you could tell we were a bit spent. Defensively we played good enough to win. Offensively, they were physical and I think that threw us off at times. Strategy wise, I wish I could have this one back, I would have done things a little differently. As for the season summary, in my opinion, we accomplished a lot. We blended sophomores: Sophie Seitz, Karli Schwark, Reagan Damoose, Abby Zmikly and Perry Bower with Freshmen: Mikayla Dickinson, Zoey Bezilla, Mia Trabucchi, Claire Fleming, Alexa Jensen-Philbrick and Libby Sylvain into a pretty tightly connected unit. There were zero egos on this team and we played for each other. We had many nights when we looked really good and a couple when we were not so good. At 14-5, I think we surprised a few people but truthfully, I see the potential for even better.”

Girls 9th Grade Basketball Wednesday, February 20, vs. Boyne City (make-up game) Boyne City 39, Harbor Springs 23 Scoring: Andrea Young six points, Harmony Lang five, Jessica Worm four, Jodi-Ann Smith four, Maddie Keely two, Brittnay Baker two. Coach’s comments: Head Coach Katie Wilson said, “This was our make-up game with Boyne City. All the snow days did not help us out. It really put a damper on our intensity. We had a lot of really great moments, but had a tough time finishing. Defensively we crashed the boards coming out with 31 rebounds as a team. Jessica Worm, Harmony Lang, and Andrea Young all finished with eight rebounds apiece. Maddie Keely, a post player, led us in steals with six, and Jodi-Ann Smith had amazing defense finishing with five. She is hard to get around, that is for sure. Offensively we had a difficult time getting our shots to fall.”

man Shea Fuhrman qualified in both GS and Slalom. Shea had a strong showing in the GS with a 13 place finish and 23rd in the Slalom.” One story Ramer said she loved seeing unfold at the state finals was the success of senior Abigial Hackman, who delivered Harbor’s top finishes, with a third place in slalom and second in giant slalom. More than her medal wins, however, Ramer said watching Hackman’s knockout performances proved just how much hard work and perseverance can pay off. “Abigail had a terrible crash last year right before the state meet. She tore her ACL, bucket handle tear in her meniscus,(torn in half), tore her MCL and had a bone contusion,” Ramer said. “I have to admit at the beginning of the season, I was a little nervous at practice when she started to run gates at training because she wanted to get right back to that level where she was before her injury.” As it turns out, Ramer had good reason to be nervous. Training began taking its toll on Hackman, and she faced what Ramer refers to as “a little setback.” “We had a meeting with her physical therapist, Kim Voelker-Samyn, to find out how much training she should be doing and how to better manage her injury. After that, if I told Abigail she’d trained enough that day and to go ice her knee, or when I would tell her at a few meets to dial it down due to conditions of the course, she then understood and was okay with it because she knew the ultimate goal was the state meet.”

Final Results Slalom: Abigail Hackman Rose Pellegrom Tia Esposito Meg Shepherd

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Giant slalom: Abigail Hackman 2 Tia Esposito 17 Claire Cunningham 19 Sadie Cwikiel 30 As the season progressed, so did Hackman’s confidence in her rebuilt knee. “Her Father would ask her after each race if she ‘still had some left in the tank,’ and she would reply, ‘yes.’ That showed a lot of maturity and discipline for someone with her drive and competitive nature to want to go fast and win, to have to step back a little and be patient,” Ramer said. “I was very proud of her on how she handled the whole situation and her performance at the regional meet. Abigail and I had an understanding that if she got to the state meet in Marquette she was going to empty the tank on the hill. And she did.”

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The Harbor Springs High School girls ski team, 2013 Division II State Championship Runners-Up: (Back Row) Head coach Jane Ramer, assistant coach Ellen Vanderzee, Sadie Cwikiel, Tia Esposito, Robyn Dendel, Sydney Elkins, Morgan Rankin, Demi Trabucchi, assistant coaches Allen Talcott and Dave McVicker. (Front row) seniors Claire Cunningham, Rose Pellegrom, Abigail Hackman, and Meg Shepherd. Harbor Light photos by Mark Flemming.

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Best-selling author to present special Luncheon Lecture at college March 20 North Central Michigan College is proud to present New York Times best-selling author, Daniel Pink, at a special Luncheon Lecture presentation on Wednesday, March 20 at 11:30 a.m. in the Student Center cafeteria. This presentation is made possible by McLean & Eakin Booksellers in Downtown Petoskey. Daniel Pink’s books have been translated into thirtythree languages and have sold more than a million copies in the United States alone. His articles on business and technology have appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Wired and The

Sunday Telegraph. In 2011, he was named one of the 50 most influential management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50. He has provided analysis of business trends on CNN, CNBC, ABC, NPR and other networks in the U.S. and abroad. He lectures to corporations, associations and universities around the world on economic transformation and the new workplace. Daniel Pink’s latest book To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth about Moving Others, offers a fresh look at the art and science of sales. Using a mix of social science, survey research and rich stories, the book shows that white-collar

workers now spend an enormous portion of their time persuading, influencing and moving others. It is aNew York Times (#2), Wall Street Journal (#1), Washington Post (#1), San Francisco Chronicle (#6), and Publishers Weekly (#8) bestseller. Cost is $30 per person which includes lunch and a copy of Pink’s latest best-seller, To Sell is Human.Reservations are required. Call (231) 348-6600 at the college to reserve a seat and book, visit McLean & Eakin Booksellers at 307 E. Lake Street or www., or call (231) 347-1180 to purchase tickets in advance.

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College hosts successful Middle East conference Dr. Alam Payind, director of the Ohio State University Middle East Studies Center, was one of six local and nationally known experts and scholars that presented at North Central Michigan College’s first ever day-long conference on Middle Eastern Culture and Politics, Friday, February 15. More than 170 students, faculty and community members attended the event on the Petoskey campus. Also presenting were Angele Khasho Larson, North Central instructor of Arabic language and culture; Barbara Petzen of the Washington-based Middle East Outreach Council; Melinda McClimans, associate director of the Ohio State Middle East Studies Center; and Dr. Hashem Hilal, a retired Syrian-born Petoskey physician. Topics included teaching teachers how to teach about the Middle East and Palestinian and Israeli youth to Syria today, diverse roles and aspirations of Middle Eastern women and current developments in Afghanistan. More than 150 enjoyed the special Turkish luncheon.

North Central offers ‘Taste of College’ North Central Michigan College offers a “Taste of College” on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Straits Area Education Center in Cheboygan. Taste of College is an opportunity for individuals to attend 20-minute sampler sessions of popular courses available through North Central Michigan College in our new location. Sit in on one session or as many as you like. Participants can pick one session to attend per time block, beginning at 5:10 p.m. Take a taste of anatomy and physiology, beginning algebra, computer keyboarding, developmental psychology, speech, body systems and disease, world religions and more. There will be refreshments and a brief program at 5:30 p.m. This is a free event with no pre-registration required. For more information, contact Michele Andrews at (231) 597-0324,

Michigan Municipal League Launches Free New Database of City Information In what years did Flint, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Traverse City become cities? How old do you have to be to serve as mayor in Alpena? What are my city’s bid requirements? Where can I find my city’s charter? You can get the answers to all these questions and many more in the Michigan Municipal League’s new online “Charter Database” of vital information about Michigan’s 273 incorporated cities. The Charter Database is a free service found at the League’s website, To access the direct link to the charter database, go to http://

Mongolia subject of Petoskey Kiwanis travel series The Kiwanis Club of Petoskey presents “Mongolia – Land of Genghis Khan” as the next installment of its Travel and Adventure series with travelogue speaker Buddy Hatton on Thursday, February 28 at 7 p.m. at Petoskey High School Auditorium. Outer Mongolia lies at the heart of Asia, on the balance between the ‘East’ of China, and the vast wilderness of Siberia in Russia. This huge, sparsely populated land encompasses a fabulous array of pristine landscapes and a nomadic people whose lives are in many ways unchanged from the days of Genghis Khan and the mighty Mongol Empire. Here, where nomadic herders still depend on nature for survival, you’ll find priceless luxuries like open space, untouched wilderness, and pristine air and water in

abundance, each cherished by the Mongolian people. Like the Mongol Empire of Genghis Khan’s time that stretched from Japan to Hungary, Mongolia today remains a place of natural and cultural diversity and adventure. Awesome expanses of rolling steppe, home to Mongolia’s famous horses and herdsmen, meet high glacial mountains, impenetrable forests and deep, crystal lakes, thrill at the world famous Nadaam Festival, stay with a Nomad family in the Gobi Desert, learn the real story of Genghis Khan and so much more. At an early age, Buddy Hatton created, starred in, and produced his own radio and television show in San Francisco with fellow teenager, Johnny Mathis, as one of his regular featured guests. Hatton has had a very suc-

Renewed pertussis threat in Northern Michigan comes with expanded recommendations From Health Department of Northwest Michigan Even if you aren’t concerned about the threat of pertussis – also known as whooping cough – for yourself, you may be unknowingly spreading the illness to others, especially infants and young children, to whom it may be fatal. The number of pertussis cases has been rising sharply throughout the United States. In Michigan, 847 cases were reported during 2012, and one infant died. Three Northern Michigan cases have appeared already during the first two months of 2013, says Joshua Meyerson, M.D., Medical Director for the Health Department of Northwest Michigan. “The best way to protect young infants is to ensure everyone around them is vaccinated,” Dr. Meyerson emphasized, adding that routine hand-washing is also helpful. “Make sure every adult coming in close proximity to an infant has been immunized with a vaccine to prevent pertussis (Tdap). Make sure young children receive all five recommended doses of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis) vaccine at two, four, six and fifteen months of age, and again at four years of age.” Dr. Meyerson added that there are new vaccination recommendations for women who are pregnant. “All pregnant women are now being advised to get a Tdap during their third trimester, between 27 and 36 weeks, and they should get the Tdap with each pregnancy,” he explained. “This provides additional protection for infants when they are born.” The Health Department offers all necessary immunizations through its clinics. For more information, call the Health Department at (800) 432-4121 today.


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combined with his love for people and discovering new places, becoming a travelogue producer and lecturer was a natural progression. Tickets for the show are $8 at the door. For more information please contact (231) 224- 6404. The Kiwanis Club of Petoskey has served the greater Petoskey area since 1922. 100-percent of the profits from fundraisers such as the Travel and Adventure Series are used to support community service projects, nonprofit organizations and families. The Club will be sponsoring a blood drive at the American Red Cross this Friday, March 1. More information is available on the Club’s website


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Farm to school

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Area schools incorporating more fresh, local ingredients

By Jessica Evans Harbor Light Newspaper

The “mystery meat” or “thawand-serve” lunches long associated with school cafeterias are becoming a thing of the past. Frozen burgers and fries are slowly being replaced with fresh, hand-made meals, and lately, there has been an increased emphasis in sourcing local ingredients for school lunches. The FoodCorps Program (see related article), an organization connecting schools to local, nutritious, farmfresh food, has created quite a presence in the Traverse City region and surrounding areas. Some schools in and around Emmet County are also making strides to move in this direction, as well. Boyne City High School recently began working with area farmers to purchase some vegetables for school lunches. Last fall, heirloom cherry tomatoes, lettuce, spinach and squash were locally sourced and incorporated into school lunches. Tasting events were provided to introduce students to sometimes unfamiliar foods like squash. “These are things that children might not often be fond of,” said Kathy Fruge, Boyne City Public Schools Food Service Director. “We roasted up the squash with salt and pepper and olive oil. It was well prepared and tasted really good.” Boyne City schools are in the beginning stages of establishing a farm to school program and the objective isn’t without challenges, Fruge said. “We have a limited amount of money we can spend per lunch,” she said. “That amount is typically $1.10, which includes $.25 for milk, and $.50-.75 for the main item on the plate. I might have $.30 left to put toward fruits and

veggies, which can be a challenge. When it comes down to it, our local farmers need to make a living, as they should, and I tell them I only have so much to spend, so we try to meet in the middle,” she said. Fruge noted while they are trying to incorporate more locally sourced ingredients, they are definitely making sure that students have access to fresh food. The presence of fresh food is evident when walking into the Boyne City High School’s kitchen. Bright green broccoli is being combined with pasta and chicken for the alfredo dish that will be served that day. A crusty loaf of bread sits on the counter waiting to be sliced and a tray of colorful vegetables is being prepared, as well. “We make sure there are six to eight veggie and fruit options available for students every day,” Fruge explained. “We always have a big veggie tray with carrots, radishes, sugar snap peas and other vegetables and always have a green, leafy salad for students.” Fruge noted local farmers are interested in working with the school and said she hopes to increase the amount of locally sourced food in school in the future. Providing fresh, healthy and local food in the lunchroom is also important to John Ruemenapp, Harbor Springs Public Schools Food Service Director. The school district currently gets the majority of their produce from Cherry Capital Foods, a vendor based out of Traverse City that sources their food from local farms, such as Friske Orchards in Ellsworth and Johnecheck Farms in Boyne City. “Cherry Capital Foods started off with a couple of guys in the restaurant field who just wanted locally sourced produce,” Ruemenapp said.

Students at Harbor Springs High School sit down to lunch in the school cafeteria. Cherry Capital foods, which is the main vendor used to provide fresh produce to the school, sources much of its food from local, Michigan farms. Harbor Light photo by Jessica Evans.

Gordon’s Foods is another establishment that Ruemenapp orders produce from, as the company provides many Michigan made products. “Not many people know that Gordon’s is a Michigan company, and because of this, they like to support Michigan farms and will buy as much Michigan made products as possible,” he said. “I will often buy apples there, which are Michigan grown, and of course any cherry products come from the Traverse City area instead of out in Washington.” Ruemenapp, like Fruge, noted that cost of school lunches can be a challenge when purchasing local foods. “This year for example, the cost of local apples was very high,” he explained. “Apples were running about $.25-$.30 each, and so that’s a challenge when trying to incorporate that into the price of an average lunch.” The extra effort to provide fresh produce is well worth it, Ruemenapp said. “Any time you can get fresh fruit or veggies, that’s the way to go,” he said. “I’ve always believed that. I’m not really a canned veggie guy, anyway.” Ruemenapp noted that

students have come to expect fresh produce in the lunchroom. “What we’ve noticed is that kids used to walk right by the fresh vegetables and fruits and now they they are always putting some on their plate,” he said. “ We’re trying to expose students to fruits and veggies at a young age to get them thinking about eating healthy. We have cherry tomatoes and sugar snap peas available to them at Blackbird, so by the time they get to high school, they’ll be used to these type of foods.” Another school that is taking steps toward providing fresh, local food is Wolverine Public Schools. A greenhouse is being constructed on school grounds with the ultimate goal of growing fresh produce for lunchtime meals and also to be used as a learning mechanism for students. “The goal of the greenhouse is to help children learn about and understand the whole food process, from seed to table,” said Tansy Sherman, primary organizer of the greenhouse project. “We would even possibly like to have a market to offer our community access to this fresh produce, as well.”

Though Wolverine schools are not currently able to incorporate local foods into their lunch program, they have had great success with increasing the amount of fresh foods available due to a grant by the USDA for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for grades K-6. The program is aimed to introduce children to healthy eating habits and to expose them to fresh fruits and vegetables they might not have tried. “The ‘food hub’ that is necessary to make a farm to school program work is just not here, however, I’m involved in a few groups that are working to get this implemented,” Sherman said. “I see great things happening here within the next year.” Sherman explained that it is essential for children to have access to fresh, healthy food, as opposed to pre-packaged meals full of chemicals and additives. “I have been actively trying to improve our school lunch program, because I feel it’s important for kids to have ‘food knowledge,’” she said. “A lot of kids do not know where their food comes from, what our food industry looks like today, and most of all,

the damaging products used in our food supply to make it convenient.” “Food should not be convenient,” Sherman continued. “It should not be preserved with chemicals and our continuing health problems, the obesity epidemic are all directly connected with our fast paced, convenient, consumer driven lifestyles. It’s not that much harder to shop at a farmers market, where you can shake the hand of the person growing your carrots, where you can have a conversation with your dairy farmer, you can buy fresh baked bread that doesn’t sit on a shelf for weeks.” Sherman noted locally sourced foods are not only a benefit to school children, but also to a healthy local economy and community. She said she plans to pursue increasing fresh, local foods within the school system. “This is something I plan to continue vigilantly,” Sherman said. “It’s very important to me personally to educate our future generations about the choices they make and how it affects not only them, but our entire world.”

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in order for them to gain an understanding about it. “Kids can learn to see food as part of life and not some forgotten part of it. We try to give food an almost rock star like status, too,” he said with a laugh. “I’ll put on my asparagus hat when I go into the classroom and bring my guitar and we’ll sing songs about plants.” Marbury said the response from everyone involved in the FoodCorps program has been positive. He noted that many parents and teachers request recipes that he has made during the product tasting events he holds for students at lunch. “We attended a Valentines day dance that Interlochen Elementary held last year

for parents and students, and while we were there, we brought beets and parsnips for everyone to try,” Marbury said. “We prepared them raw and roasted and it was interesting that not many parents had tried these foods before, but that they ended up liking them. For parents and students to share this experience and to try something new together was exciting.” Marbury said he expects the program to continue to grow in the future. In order to further support local farmers and to introduce more local foods into schools, a new program in the Grand Traverse region, 10-Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms is taking place in order to give schools extra spending power for their

lunch program. Many schools have a tight budget when it comes to school lunches and this two year program, which is a collaborative effort between the Michigan Land Use Institute and the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District, will provide an extra 10-cents per school lunch to purchase locally grown ingredients that will be incorporated into weekly lunch menus. Marbury said he encourages all schools to incorporate more locally sourced food into their lunch rooms. “I tell people to volunteer within their own school and to work with teachers and the food service staff to encourage the use of more local foods. Organize a tast-

FoodCorps service member, Kirsten Gerbatsch teaches fourth grade students the basics of hoop house gardening. One initiative of the program is to educate children about where food comes from and this is done through the use of school gardens. Courtesy photo.

ing event,” he suggested. “It’s easy, fun and it gives students a way to experience new things. Most importantly,

by doing this, it encourages students to engage with the food system, which is a good thing.”

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A Good Day to Die Hard It’s been twenty five years since we first met the character of John McClane; McClane (Bruce Willis) has aged much better than many of his action hero contemporaries, probably because he was younger when the franchise began. He still looks like he could indeed inflict some hurt. Even though he and his son don’t have a particular good father-son relationship, this time McClane is traveling to Russia to get his boy Jack (Jai Courtney) out of trouble. He knows that the boy is in a Russian prison, he doesn’t know that Jack is working for the CIA. Of course father and son do not get along and have distinctively different ways of dealing with things. As we know, John kind of makes up his own rules as he goes along, while Jack is more of a by the book sort of guy. There is never a doubt, we always know that they will work things out and work together and I can’t imagine anyone thinks the McClanes won’t come out on top, but the ride there is sometimes entertaining. Have the recent sequels been as good as the early movies? No. The lines written for humor in this one often fall flat and that was always a redeeming factor of the “Die Hard” franchise; Willis and his sardonic humor. The plot about bad guys stealing plutonium and Chernobyl location is a stretch and very convoluted, but the action offers enough to keep your attention. There is plenty of action and a really great car chase, if you are able to not think about how amazing McClane’s driving skills are in an unfamiliar location. If you really like explosions, this one if definitely your cup of tea. There is not really any sex or nudity in this movie, but there is plenty of violence, with heads blowing off and everything blowing up. There is definitely strong profanity, but there didn’t seem to be as much as in the earlier movies from this franchise. Rated R, definitely earning the rating for the violence.

Harbor Springs Little League Registrations for the 2013 Baseball/Softball leagues, are currently being accepted. The program is open to both girls and boys at all skill levels, ages 5-16. Divisions include T-Ball, Rookie, Minor, Major, Junior, and Senior leagues. Registration will be held Saturday, March 2 from 10:00-2:00 pm at Harbor Springs High School cafeteria and again on Friday, March 8 from 4:00 to 6:00 at the Harbor Springs City Hall. Forms may be picked up at any of the school offices in Harbor Springs. Forms with payment may also be mailed in if unable to attend registration. New players need to supply a copy of their birth certificate. Registration deadline is March 18, 2013.

Harbor Springs Ice Rink/Kiwanis Park At the Ice Rink, Dinner and a Movie Nights,are held on Fridays throughout the winter. Those planning to attend for the pizza should arrive at the

ice rink no later than 5:20 p.m., pizza will be ordered at 5:30 p.m. Movie starts at 6 p.m. Cost for Pizza $3.00; Movie is free. Movie for Friday, March 1: Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta. . A Free Spa Night Party at Kiwanis Park will take place Saturday, March 2 from 5-8 p.m. Party will feature manicures, facials, a pizza party, yoga, games, crafts (including make your own bubble bath and loose leaf tea, canning jar tea lights and floral arrangements). There will be prizes and party favors. For more information call the Ice Rink 231-526-0610.

North Central Michigan College NCMC’s luncheon lecture series, for the winter semester continues: All Luncheon Lecture programs are held on Fridays at noon in the Library conference room. On March 8, Erin Kendall Murphy, doctoral flute performance candidate at the University of WisconsinMadison will talk about the flute and her work transcribing some forgotten French baroque music. Reservations are preferred. Call 231-348-6600 to reserve

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NFL superstar Joe Ehrmann will be the featured speaker at the Lecture Series Luncheon on Thursday, March 21 in the Student and Community Resource Center gymnasium on the Petoskey Campus. Ehrmann played 13 years in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts. He has been called one of the “100 Most Influential Sports Educators” because of his work to transform the culture of sports. His message is a must-hear for parents, coaches, youth leaders, educators and community members who care about the future of our young people. Event is free but tickets are required. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Fore more information re the event or tickets call Wendy Fought at North Central 231439-6349.

Crooked Tree Arts Center Swirl at Crooked Tree Arts Center, Thursday, February 28 will feature a sampling of creative appetizers and fine wines from Lake Street Market of Boyne City. Local Guitar/ vocalist Bob Greenway will perform in the galleries. Swirl is a monthly wine tasting with music and the most recent art exhibit on display. Doors open at 5:30 pm with food and music running to 7:00. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 per person the day of Swirl, when available can be purchased online at or by calling 231-347-4337.

American Idol Finalist Matt Giraud, will be taking the stage

Winter Outings Women in the Wild: Snowshoe, will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Thursday, February 28 from 10:30 am-1:30 pm. An off-trail adventure to a hidden gorge at Five Mile Creek Nature Preserve, this is an outing not to be missed. Open to women of all ages who want to get outdoors and explore. Fee is $10 and equipment rentals are available. Meet at The Outfitter, 153 E Main St to carpool. Preregistration required by calling 231-526-2621 or visit www.

The Petoskey Regional Audubon Society, invites the public to join them on Sat, March 16 from 10:30 am to noon at Raven Hill Discovery Center near Boyne City for a free snowshoe outing with Evelyn and Jim Howell. After the leisurely hike, return to the Discovery Center for snacks and to see the lovely snowy owl that PRAS paid to have mounted for Raven Hill. Optional lunch afterward in Boyne City. Contact Evelyn at for more information.

at the Crooked Tree Arts Center on Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. Matt is a pianist, vocalist and Michigan native who appeared on the 8th season of the television show. He attended college at Western Michigan University. where he studied vocal jazz. Following his appearance on American Idol, he has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly to name a few. Reserved seats for his performance at the Crooked Tree Arts Center are available by calling 231-347-4337 or www.

Upcoming Just Us!, classes at the Arts Center will be West African Drummin’ for grades 1-5 with Greg Vadnais on Saturday, March 9. These fun, one-time events have been created for some quality “just us” time between kids and their favorite adult.Cost is $35 per child/adult couple for members and $45 per couple for non-members. Serving Registraion is open online at or by Breakfast & Lunch calling the Arts Center at 231WIFI available 347-4337.

The Kiwanis Club of Petoskey, presents “Mongolia - Land of Genghis Khan” as the next installment of its Travel and Adventure series with travelogue speaker Buddy Hatton on Thursday, Feb 28 at 7 p.m. at Petoskey High School Auditorium. Tickets at $8 at the door. For more information please contact 231-224-6404.

Winter Festivals 4th Annual Brew-Ski Festival at Boyne Highlands Resort, will take place Saturday, March 9. The festival features craft beer sampling, live music, brats on the grill, and the enjoyment of early spring skiing and snowboarding. The Festival runs from noon to 5 p.m, outdoors

class. Both classes are offered as part of the current 8 week winter session also. For more information, or to register for the whole session, visit www.

The 32nd Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, will be on display through April 5, 2013 in the Bonfield Gallery and is free and open to the public. For more information call the CTAC at 231-347-4337 or visit Regular Gallery hours are Mon-Fri 9-5 p.m., Wed 10-5 p.m.; Sat 10-4 p.m. The CTAC is on Mitchell St in downtown Petoskey.

Speaker Series Jump-Start Your Golf, Three Most Common Injuries and Prevention Tips to Improve Your Golf Game, will be hosted the The Outfitter of Harbor Springs as part of its monthly speaker series on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. Join Julie Sllifka, certified athletic trainer of NM Sports Medicine, during the hands-on, interactive workshop. Learn to identify common injuries plus exercises and stretches that will prevent them. Bring your own club. Open to all. To register please stop in or call The Outfitter (231) 526-2621. Admission: Please bring food items for the Harbor Springs Food Pantry. The Outfitter is located at 153 E Main St, downtown Harbor Springs.

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Books and More The Alanson Public Library will be having their annual spring Book Sale, on Saturday, March 2 from 10-2 in the Alanson-Littlefield Community Building. Lots of hard cover, paperback and children’s books to choose from. For more information call Suzanne Warner 231-548-2664.

Community Stitch, an open knitting/crochet group that brings people together to work on projects that help others in our community. All levels and ages are welcome. The group meets at the Harbor Springs Library on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. Call (231)526-2531 or visit for more information.

Spanish Speaking Group, for anyone interested in practicing their Spanish speaking and listening skills are welcome to join us at the Harbor Springs Library on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. All abilities and ages are welcome to attend this informal conversation group. Call 526-2531 or visit www.harborspringslibrary. org for more information.

Film Screening, Movies will be shown at the library on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. On Feb 28 “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” will be showing. On March 14 “Miss Representation” will be shown. All movies are free and open to the public. Please visit our website www. for more information and future movie listings.

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Arts Studio & Pottery Demonstrations, Sturgeon River Pottery, Petoskey: Our Michigan-based artists will conduct live demonstrations on pottery, tile making and clay sculpture Saturdays, through March 30, 2013 10 a.m.4 p.m. Free, open to the public. No reservations required. For more information call Sturgeon River Pottery 231-347-0590;

Petoskey Film Theater:. will be showing the charming Italian comedy, “Bread and Tulips” on Wed, Feb 27 and Fri , March 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Petoskey District Library Carnegie Bldg. (old library, 451 E. Mitchell St). Donations appreciated. For more information on upcoming films call the PFT Movie Hotline at 758-3108,

Music and Dance Dunuya Drum and Dance will be giving a workshop, for the Petoskey Middle School 7th grade social studies class on Wednesday, March 6, and a public program at 7:00 pm in the Petoskey Middle School Auditorium. The evening program is open to the public and admission is free. Presented through the collaboration and sponsorship of Blissfest Music Organization, Petoskey Middle School and Petoskey District Library, this program provides an


opportunity for audience interaction through singing, dancing or playing instruments along with the group which is a global drumming collective presenting music of (West) Africa and the Diaspora (including Cuba, the Caribbean, North Africa and Brazil). For more information, contact the Petoskey Library at 231-758-3100.

The Spring Concert of the Northern Michigan Chorale, will be performed at the Petoskey Middle School Auditorium the evening of Sat, April 20 and Sunday afternoon, April 21. Peter D. Sims continues as the director of the Chorale.

Ballroom Dance of Northern Michigan, meets every Tuesday night at Bay Tennis & Fitness off M-119 On Woodview Dr., Harbor Springs. A one-hour group lesson begins at 7 p.m., followed by open-dancing. Ballroom, Latin and Swing. Cost is $6/person. No partner necessary. Open to beginners no need to register. For lesson schedule call Judy at 231-3471426.

Church Holy Cross Church, Cross Village will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 3 from 8-11 in the Fr. Al Parish Center. Breakfast includes: 2 eggs, 2 sausages, all the pancakes you can eat. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, OJ included, $8/ adults; $4 for children under 12. For more info 231-526-2874. Snowmobilers Welcome!! On Saturday, March 2 a Perch Fry Dinner, will be held in the Fr. Al Parish Center at Holy Cross Church, Cross Village 4-8 pm. Meal includes Perch, fries, cole slaw, roll, dessert and beverage! $10/adults; $7 Kids Under 10. All welcome

Disciplers Bible Study, is a Non-denominational in-depth study and fellowship. The study meets

Tuesdays 9:30 - 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Petoskey. For more information call Joann Palmer, 526-0289.

First Presbyterian Church, Harbor Springs: On March 3, the third Sunday in Lent, the Reverend Jim Pollard will preach at the 10:00 am worship service. Holy communion will be served to all who choose to partake and the Chancel Choir will sing for the offertory. Adult CE class is offered at 8:55 a.m. and Sunday’S cool begins at 10:15 for all elementary age children. Lenten Soup Suppers continue every Thursday at 6 pm, followed by a short reflective worship experience in the sanctuary. Lenten Soup Suppers continue every Thursday at 6 pm, followed by a short worship experience in the sanctuary. All are welcome. For more information visit www. or call 526-7332. First Presbyterian Church Harbor Springs is located at the corner of W. Lake and Cemetery Roads.

The third Sunday in Lent, will be observed at 11 a.m. on March 3 at the Harbor Springs United Methodist Church. Pastor Mary Sweet’s message will be “I’m Sorry; Making Restitution”. Holy Communion will be served and the Chancel Choir will sing. The SPARK kids will be collecting items for the Little Traverse Humane Society as their mission for March and April. For more information, please visit

Stutsmanville Chapel, AWANA CLUBS meet on Wednesdays 6 – 7:30 p.m. with Bible Clubs for 3 year olds – 6th graders. Sunday morning Sunday School for all ages is held

from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Classes for adults include a Marriage Class, a Bible Study Class, a Membership Class, a Biblical Self-Confrontation Class and a Youth/Teen Class. Pastor Ed Warner will be speaking at the Sunday Morning Worship Service held at 10:30 am.and we will be celebrating communion. Men’s Support Groups meet Monday & Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Upcoming events include a wild game dinner on Sunday, March 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Farmers Markets Harbor Springs, Farmers Market, is open indoors on Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, through March 16 Downtown at 157 State Street. The market hosts 10 to 12 vendors offering everything from fresh greens (grown using hoop houses) to meat, eggs even fresh pasta.

Boyne City Farmers Market, is being held in the Red Barn, Park St, next to the Boyne District Library, every Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Charlevoix’s Farmers Market, held every Thursday from 9 am-1 pm until the last Thursday in May. The market is located at the Charlevoix Public Library, Community Room.

Petoskey Fa r m e r s Market,invites everyone to attend the winter market at North Central Michigan College every Friday from 8:30 am until 12:30 through March 29 in the Student and Community Resource Center. As an added incentive, whenever you make a purchase from one of the participating farms at the market, you can enter to win a great gift basket valued at $200 on March 29, the closing date. The market is still basically on Howard St - just follow the street until it turns left into the College, and park behind the gymnasium entrance. Signs are posted for the market. .For more information visit

History Harbor Springs History Museum, 349 E. Main St., is open year round. During the fall and winter, the museum galleries are open Fridays and Saturdays. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 11 am-3 pm. Business hours for the Historical Society remain Tuesday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm. The temporary exhibit A Delightful Destination: Little Traverse Bay at the Turn of the Century is on display through Feb 2013. For more information or if you would like to make an appointment to tour the museum, please call 5269771 or visit us online at www.

Health McLaren Northern Michigan will share information on osteoporosis prevention

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and treatment, during a “Building Better Bones” class on Wednesday, March 6 at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center *20 Arlington Ave, Petoskey) from 6-8:30 pm. The program is free and open to all individuals interested.Linda Linari, RN, BSN, ONC, an orthopedic nurse clinician with McLaren Northern Michigan will lead the class and will be joined by presenters Janet Havens, a registered dietician, andphysical therapist, Anne Grimmer. Pre-registration is requested by calling 800-248-6777. Perry Farm Village, a Senior Living Community in Harbor Springs, is hosting the Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program. Classes run every Tuesday until April 9 from 11 am-noon. To register please call Katie Parr, Wellness Coordinator at Perry Farm Village at (231)526-1500.

Community Free Clinic, offers a walk-in clinic on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Sign-in and screening begin at 1 p.m. Sign-in is discontinued at 6:30 p.m. There is also a smaller appointment clinic on Monday afternoons (walk-ins welcome if the schedule allows) from 1-5 p.m. Photo ID, proof of residency, and verification of income are required. Call (231)487-3600 for more information.

Community Resources Free Tax Preparation is available at Friendship Centers of Emmet County, Council on Aging through April 9, 2013. Trained AARP volunteers are able to help Emmet County seniors (age 50 and older), with low and moderate incomes, prepare their federal and state tax returns. Volunteers can also help with property tax and home heating credits. Call the Petoskey Friendship Center to schedule an appointment (231)347-3211 or(888) 347-0369. Regardless of age, low-income tax-payers can call Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency at 231-347-9070.

Women’s Resource Center, of Northern Michigan (WRCNM) provides free counseling and support services to victims of crime including victims of sexual assault, domestic abuse, child abuse, child sexual assault and adults molested when they were children. Services also provided to victims of elder abuse, hate crimes, economic abuse/fraud, robbery, DUI/DWI crashes, and survivors of a homicide victim. Support services include crisis counseling, individual counseling, support groups, trauma therapy (EMDR), play therapy for children, safety planning, advocacy on behalf of survivors and resources/referrals. The WRCNM can assist in filing victim compensation claims with the Michigan Department of Community Health. If you or someone you care about has been a victim of crime, contact the WRCNM administrative office at (231)347-0067.

Planned Parenthood, of West and Northern Michigan provides complete gyn exams, breast exams and Pap tests for women of all ages; pregnancy tests; counseling and provision of birth control supplies; including emergency contraception, testing and treatment for vaginal, urinary and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV testing. Services are confidential, affordable, and provided by women clinicians. Medicaid/PlanFirst! and MC/ VISA accepted. Open Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri; some evenings. Planned Parenthood, 1003 Spring St, Petoskey. (231)347-9692.

The Harbor Springs Library, Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 am-5 pm; Wednesday 10am-8pm, Saturday 9am-1pm; closed on Sundays and holidays.. 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.

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

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

Recycling Emmet County Recycling, offers free recycling of all electronics all the time. The facility is open from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturdays and is closed Sundays and major holidays. For more information on electronics recycling locally, contact Emmet County Recycling at (231)348-0640 or visit www.

Massage Therapy Sports Massage: This massage uses specific techniques and stretches to enhance performance, physical conditioning, and reduce recovery time. Special Areas Massage: Deep tissue work in specific areas of the body. Deep Tissue Massage: A combination of Swedish massage and special techniques used to affect deeper layers of muscle. Swedish Massage: A traditional massage meant to relax and rejuvenate. Pricing for all massages: 1/2 Hour: $45 1 Hour: $85 1 1/2 Hour: $125

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Sturgeon River winter


There’s plenty of beauty and solitude to be found on the Sturgeon River during the winter. Anyone interested in experiencing it can do so on a guided winter rafting trip by Big Bear Adventures in Indian River. The trip is typically an hour and a half long and follows the winding Sturgeon River through a canopy of cedar and pine trees. Deer and other wildlife can often be seen on the edge of the river as well. Pictured right: Big Bear Adventures river guide Jamie Jacklitch takes guests out on the river and offers up information about the river throughout the trip. For more information about winter rafting trips, contact Big Bear Adventures at 231-238-8181 or go to Harbor Light photos by Jessica Evans.

Week of February 27-March 5, 2013

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Harbor Light Newspaper issue of 2/27/13

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