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Volume 42 • Number 13

Education Up North

Profiles in Public Education Petoskey Public Schools Editor’s Note: While we spend a lot of time focused here on the Harbor Springs School District, this article kicks off a new occasional series profiling neighboring school districts in northern Michigan. We’ll look at successes, points of pride, and challenges they face. The hope is to provide a glimpse into our neighboring educational programs and offer encouragement for creative thinking about our children’s shared future. We begin this week with the largest school district in the Charlevoix-Emmet (Char-Em) Intermediate School District, Petoskey Public Schools.

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One of the first spring time activities in Harbor Springs, Bowling Down Main Street, will take place on Monday, April 1 at 1 p.m., at the corner of Main and State Streets. The event is free, open to kids of all ages and a fun way to kick off Spring Break for those who are not traveling.

By Jessica Evans John Scholten said he is proud of his school district, and it’s easy to understand why. Scholten, who has served as the Petoskey Public Schools superintendent for the past eight years, has watched many of the district’s programs succeed and grow during this time.

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Bicycle safety and awareness class offered in Harbor Springs By Jessica Evans Harbor Light Newspaper

Every summer, without fail, motorists and cyclists seem to clash on the rules of the road. The combination of cars and bikes oftens lead to accidents, or at the very least, ill feelings. An upcoming training event held by the League of Michigan Bicyclists and hosted by the Harbor Springs Police Department, aims to educate law enforcement and the community about bicycle safety, rules, and rights. This will hopefully reduce the number of vehicle-cyclists incidents that occur here, said Dan Branson, Harbor Springs Police Chief. “This is an issue that comes up every year and involves a lot of conflict between bicyclists and motorists,” Branson noted. “This mainly takes place on north M-119 along the Tunnel of Trees, but also within the city limits, too. We get a lot of complaints from both parties and everyone seems to think they know what the law is, but actually, many do not.” “Community Bicycle Safety for Law Enforcement,” will be held on Friday, April 12, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and will bring law enforcement together with interested community members to provide information about basic safe bicycle riding skills, with an emphasis on road laws. The Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) is a state agency that certifies continued on page 2

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Spring fling Nub’s Nob held their annual Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday, March 23. Colorful beads and music provided by the Petoskey Steel Drum band were in no short supply throughout the day’s festivities. Some brave folks even tested out their skills by attempting to ski across “Lake Nub’s,” in the Soaker Cup challenge event. More photos on page 8. Harbor Light photo by Jessica Evans.

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The Harbor Springs Farmers Market, located on M-119 overlooking Ottawa Stadium, is By Kate Bassett open every from June 27 through HarborSaturday Light Newspaper the fall. Local farmers will be on hand While the to worst of winter driving from 8 a.m. 12 noon with locally may be behind us for the season, grown Michigan produce, salad spring brings a whole new set of greens, seasonal vegetables and hazards: potholes. Huge divots, dips, fruits, plants, baked goods, and cracks in the pavement are causjamsaround and more! ing motorists Emmet County

Re-purposing Petoskey resident creates unique clothing out of recycled wool material

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to Emmet County road to EveryAccording Saturday from 8 a.m. commission director, Brian Gutowk12si,noon starting 27 the roads are pockedJune with the worst potholes he’s seen in 15 years. “This winter was tough, because we had some major rain events between snowstorms. In January, we had a pretty big thaw and rain, and then everything froze right back up. Moisture is the enemy of roads, and all the thawing and freezing we had

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Petoskey resident Mary Osier-Hribek makes mittens, hats, scarves and various other unique creations out of recycled wool material. She purchases her material at various thrift shops and resale stores in the area. She said she likes the idea of recycling old items rather than purchasing new material. Harbor Light photo by Jessica Evans.

ing green and helping to save the environment for my children and grandchildren.” Osier-Hribek had always been into crafting, but didn’t start sewing her creations until a friend came back from a craft show out west with a pair of handmade mittens several

years back. “She told me I should start making them, since she thought it would be a good stress reliever for me,” she said. “I decided to make some and take them to the Charlevoix Applefest, and by the end of it, I had sold continued on page 9

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“We have several points of pride over the last few years, ranging from academic to athletic to the arts,” Scholten said. Petoskey High School’s advanced placement (AP) classes are a particularly noteworthy, Scholten added. Recently, the district was named to the College Board’s third “We’ve made advanced placement annual AP honor roll because of courses available to more students while the number of AP classes offered maintaining or improving the percentage to students (a total of eight are of high school students who earn college offered). “We’ve made advanced place- credit by scoring a three or higher on their ment courses available to more AP Exam,” Scholten explained. “This is students while maintaining or an honor and there are only around 500 improving the percentage of high districts that are recognized for this.” school students who earn college credit by scoring a three or higher on their AP Exam,” Scholten explained. “This is an honor and there are only around 500 districts that are recognized for this.” There are a number of other milestones Petoskey schools have reached over the years. They have been accredited by the North Central


ary Osier-Hribek admits she could turn into a hoarder if she wasn’t careful. She said she doesn’t throw much away, which, as it turns out, is a good thing. Osier-Hribek, a Petoskey resident, is an avid recycler and and believes in repurposing old materials. She Inventory puts these to good use by making vibrant and beautiful, one of a kind Clearance mittens, hats, scarves, among other Men and Women items for children and adults. All of her creations are made out of Hilda 100-percent wool and all the mahours 11-5 terial comes to winter her used, mainly obtained from sweaters, coats and Mon-sat other clothing she finds at local thrift stores and resaleaddress shops. phone “I think it’s important for us to reuse, recycle and repurpose items for our future generations,” she said. “I really like the idea of be-

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Road funding needs to be a priority By Brian A. Gutowski, P.E. Engineer-Manager Emmet County Road Commission

The Emmet County Road Commission has been forced to postpone much needed road, equipment, and building improvements for the past 10 years due to declining Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF) revenues. The MTF is comprised of state gasoline tax (19 cents per gallon), diesel tax (15 cents per gallon) and vehicle registration fees. The Road Commission currently receives around $3.5 million from the MTF. This is the same amount we received in 2003. We are encouraged with the dialogue being discussed in Lansing for a potential substantial funding increase. Discussions indicate funding could increase $2.4 million to $3.5 million per year. The Road Commission currently has a $44 million dollar shortfall in road improvement needs, nearly $10 million in equipment needs, and $2 million in building improvement needs. This need was less than $10 million in 2004. The County of Emmet is helping the Road Commission with the building improvement needs by offering a low-cost loan to fund the cost for those needs. An additional $400,000 is being offered to make some equipment purchases. Should the Road Commission realize the increased funding, we will be able to make improvements to some much needed roads and be able to upgrade our aging fleet of equipment. On the road improvement side, the Road Commission has the following roads on our priority list: 1. Larks Lake Road, from Stutsmanville then north for 1 mile. This road was pulverized in 2010 due the lack of funding to keep the potholes patched. The Road Commission intends to re-pave this section of road with hot-mix asphalt. Cost estimate: $160,000 2. Crack Sealing. Due to the lack of funding, the Road Commission is only able to crack seal 4 miles of primary roads this year. We would add another nine miles of primary roads for

crack seal to keep those roads in good condition and not let them deteriorate further. The roads include River Road in Bear Creek Township and Wilderness Park Drive in Bliss Township. Cost estimate: 3. Asphalt wedging. The Road Commission currently has 77 miles of primary roads in need of asphalt wedging. Asphalt wedging fills in the heavy crown of the road so that the road rides much smoother. The cost per mile is around $38,000 per mile. There is a total need of $2.9 million needed for this. The Road Commission intends to expend $500,000 per year on this item and improve roads such as Banwell Road, Brutus Road, Gill Road, Lake Shore Drive, Maxwell Road, Resort Pike, State Road, and Wilderness Park Drive in year one. 4. Chip seal. The Road Commission has a backlog of roads in need of chip seal. We have not chip sealed primary roads in a number of years. It is our intention to chip seal 20 miles or more of primary roads every other year after asphalt wedging is performed. This will cost $300,000 or more every other year. On the equipment side, the Road Commission has not been able to purchase a new snow plow truck since 2006. The cost of a fully equipped snow plow truck is more than $200,000. We currently have 17 of these trucks that are past their recommended trade-in span of 12 years. We also have four of our six front-end loaders in need of replacement at a cost of $225,000 each. We have three of four graders in need of replacement at a cost of $250,000 each. The Road Commission intends to expend up to $1 million per year upgrading its equipment fleet over the next several years. Of the staffing side, the Road Commission currently does not have enough full-time employees to adequately cover the maintenance needs on its road system. The Road Commission intends to hire four full-time truck drivers to better service the residents of Emmet County with the increase funding. The work Road Commissions, cities and MDOT perform on our roads, streets and highways have been ignored for too long. The condition of our road infrastructure is becoming unsafe and needs to be addressed by the legislature.

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

Robert Morgan, who lives in Ithaca, New York, has long been one of my favorite American poets. He’s also a fine novelist and, recently, the biographer of Daniel Boone. His poems are often about customs and folklore, and this one is a good example.

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education and training to police officers and through this event, law enforcement personnel can receive MCOLES credit for attending. “This is an attempt to get some factual information out there regarding road rules,” Branson said. “It aims to increase compliance between bike riders and those who drive. Both sides can learn a lot from this training.” Course instructors will include Kathy Vonk, a longtime Michigan police officer, and Rich Moeller, the executive director of the League of Michigan Bicyclists. The training will be held at the Harbor Springs City Hall in the council meeting room at 160 Zoll Street. The cost of the event is $25 per person and registration is required. For more information about the event, call 888-642-4537 or email To register, go to LETraining.

Living Tree It’s said they planted trees by graves to soak up spirits of the dead through roots into the growing wood. The favorite in the burial yards I knew was common juniper. One could do worse than pass into such a species. I like to think that when I’m gone the chemicals and yes the spirit that was me might be searched out by subtle roots and raised with sap through capillaries into an upright, fragrant trunk, and aromatic twigs and bark, through needles bright as hoarfrost to the sunlight for a century or more, in wood repelling rot and standing tall with monuments and statues there on the far hill, erect as truth, a testimony, in ground that’s dignified by loss, around a melancholy tree that’s pointing toward infinity. 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.

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this winter left a lot of moisture in the pavement,” he said. Gutowski explained that when moisture enters the pavement and freezes, it contracts, but as it thaws, it expands and creates weak spots. “We had a whole lot of weak spots turn into potholes this year,” he said. “Emmet County is actually fortunate, because we have the only supply of ‘cold patch’ around, and suppliers aren’t going to be making more until May.”

Emmet County road crews are already out using the cold patch to fix potholes, Gutowski noted, and are also cleaning out ditches in anticipation of the last major snow melts. “We really don’t want water on the road surface, because that’s what creates problems. We’re proactive about making sure water can drain off the pavement.” Gutowski said being proactive is important, but still won’t take the place of funding for fixing roads.

“Road funding has been lacking for years,” he explained. “This year’s dollar amount will be less than what we received in 2003, but costs continue to soar. Cold patch, for example, used to cost us $60 a ton. Now, the same material is $100 a ton, and we have a lot more potholes to fill.” Gutowski said the road commission is getting calls almost daily from motorists who have had a run-in with major potholes.

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Community Foundation Director participates in ‘Foundations on The Hill’ event in Washington DC

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With the Federal charitable tax deduction in jeopardy of being altered or even eliminated, David Jones, executive director of the Petoskey Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation felt this was an important time to participate in the Council on Foundations’ annual Foundations on The Hill event in Washington, DC. Every spring the Council organizes the visit to Capitol Hill for leaders in philanthropy to remind members of Congress about the important role philanthropy plays in every community in the country. As a first time attendee, Jones applied for and received a scholarship from the Council to attend. This year, 274 individuals participated with 26 of

them representing Michigan. The Council of Michigan Foundations organizes the large Michigan delegation each year. “Fiscal cliff, sequestration, budget negotiations, tax reform, there is a lot going on right now on Capitol Hill and if we are not careful the nonprofit sector and philanthropy will get lost in the shuffle”, said Jones. “Funding cuts through sequestration will already have a negative impact on many nonprofit budgets. Adding changes to the charitable tax deduction will undoubtedly cause an unintended double wammy by reducing charitable giving at a time when the charitable sector is already being asked to carry the burden during a prolonged recession and recovery”, Jones added. President Obama has proposed a cap of 28 percent on charitable deductions for those who do itemized deductions on their tax returns. “We know the primary reason people give to charity is to make a difference, not receive a tax break.” Jones said. “But for larger donors this kind of a cap will provide a disincen-

Pictured left to right: Monica Moser, President and CEO, Jackson Community Foundation; Debbie McKeon, Senior VP of Member Services, Council of Michigan Foundations; Congressman Dan Benishek; Bonnie Wenick-Kutz, Trustee, Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula; and David Jones, Executive Director, Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. Courtesy photo.

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Bay Bluffs executive director to leave, reception planned Since 2001, Diana Bailey has served as Executive Director of Bay Bluffs, Emmet County’s Medical Care Facility, steering its growth, positive changes, and care. Bailey will soon be departing northern Michigan, however, to head up a major retirement community in

Naples, Florida. A reception is being held in her honor on Wednesday, April 3, from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at Bay Bluffs. The community is invited to attend as Bailey is recognized for her local achievements in the healthcare community.

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tial of their idea and learn the process of putting a business plan together. This effort is being coordinated in partnership with the local Chambers of Commerce and the Business Resource Center Network (local/regional libraries). Bill Collins, current President of the Tip of the Mitt SCORE chapter says, “I am excited about the potential to expand assistance to a greater number of individuals through our How To REALLY Start a Business classes. It only takes an investment of a couple of hours and might save a person from making mistakes in developing their business idea.” SCORE is an organization seasoned Candy White,with Black business executives, available Velour Seats, autoto provide assistance to aspirmatic, Gets Great Gas ing entrepreneurs. Mileage! Carlin Yakima/ Smith, Petoskey Chamber of Commerce Thule roof rack sysPresident comments, “Our tem. Come take Chamber is most supportive of this partnership as a way

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to strengthen the entrepreneur’s base of knowledge in their business planning process.” Tom Erhart, NLEA Entrepreneurship Director states, “SCORE brings such a wealth of expertise from a wide variety of industries, that will be so beneficial to these Let me show you prospective new business how with quote on our owners. We a also value ongoing your relationships personal or with the Chambers coverage. and libraries commercial (BRC’s). Collectively we can serve the new and existing business community with the variety of business assistance services our organizations offer.” The first classes are scheduled at the Boyne City District Library April Burley 18th, 6-8PM Callon Bryan and at the Petoskey District Library on Saturday, May 4 from noon -2PM. There is a fee of $20.00 per business participating. Call 231-582-6482 to sign up or get additional by Burley information at

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LOST OHIO DOG, vicinity of LTB Humane Society on W. Conway Rd. Female lab retriever/Shepard mix, looks like a deer, skid-ish, name is Sandy. Green collar and harness with tags. If seen, please contact Humane Society 347-2396 or home number on tags. Thank you!!

HARBOR SPRINGS PUBLIC SCHOOLS is looking for a Middle School Head Football Coach and a High School Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach for the 2013 fall season; please submit cover letter and resume to David Iafolla, Athletic Director. For more information, please call 526-4820.

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PUBLIC NOTICE CITY COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLATION APRIL 1, 2013 The City Council Meeting scheduled for 7:00 pm, Monday, April 1, 2013 has been cancelled. The next City Council Meeting is scheduled for 7:00 pm, Monday, April 15, 2013.

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1. All Council members were present. 2. Council approved the February 18, 2013 City Council regular meeting minutes as read. 3. Council approved bills in the amount of $1,996,318.61. 4.Council approved awarding the construction contract to replace three fire hydrants on Glenn Drive to Northern Excavating for their low bid price of $29,998. 5. Council approved awarding the construction contract to reconstruct Lake Street from Ann Street east to Hoyt Street and Hoyt Street from Pine Street north East Lakek Street to Payne & Dolan for their low bid price of $266,667. 6. Council, by consensus, stated that they would approve the proposed food cart proposed by Wally Wertman in the area between the Harbormaster’s Building and the Pier Restaurant by issuing a Vendor’s License or amending the City Code. 7. Council, by consensus, approved the proposed affiliation between the Farmers’ Market and “Farming for Our Future”, a non-profit organization, which could be used to coordinate the use of “SNAP” monies for the purchase of goods. 8. Council approved an additional funding in the amount of $1,334, from the Electric Fund’s Community Program Budget, for the City’s share of the cost overrun on the Hoyt Road Non-Motorized Pathway. 9. Mayor Dika adjourned the meeting at 7:59 p.m. Ronald B. McRae City Clerk


Official Notice

City of Harbor Springs & West Traverse Township Water Supply 3/27/2013 Pg 25 SAVED /Ad/Display/new siz2012 Water Quality Report es PG #11 3/27/2013 March 2013 This report covers the drinking water quality for The City of Harbor Springs and West Traverse Township Water Supply for the calendar year 2012. This information is a snapshot of the quality of the water that we provided to you in 2012. Included are details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and State standards. Your water comes from 4 groundwater wells located in the area. The State performed an assessment of our source water in 2004. Our wells were determined to have moderately low to moderate susceptibility. In 2012, the City updated the Well Head Protection Program. These results show that we have good protection of our ground water source. We at the City of Harbor Springs Water Supply work around the clock to provide safe water to every tap. We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources, which is the heart of our community. It is our way of life and our children’s future. If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water quality, please contact the Water Dept. Supervisor, Joel Clark at 231-526-0604. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please contact the City of Harbor Springs Water Dept., Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Contaminants and their presence in water: Drinking Water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800-426-4791). Vulnerability of sub-populations: Some People may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune systems disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

Water Quality Data The table below lists all the drinking water contaminants that we detected during the 2012 calendar year. The presence of these contaminants in the water does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. Unless otherwise noted, the data presented in this table is from testing done January – December Water1 Quality Data31, 2012. The State allows us to monitorThe for table certain contaminants less than once per year that because the concentrations of below lists all the drinking water contaminants we detected during the these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. All of the data 2012 calendar year. The presence of these contaminants in the water does not necessarily of indicate that the water poses a health risk. Unless otherwise noted, the is representative the water quality. data presented in this table is from testing done January 1 – December 31, 2012. The State allows us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the

Terms and abbreviations used below: concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to • • • • • •

year. All of the data is representative of the water quality.

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The level of a contaminant in drinking Terms andwhich abbreviations below: water below there is used no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a saved c:ad display notices margin of safety. • Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The level of a contaminant in drinking Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The highest level of a contaminant that is water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the margin of safety. best• available treatment technology. Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are (MRDL): set as closeThe to the MCLGs as feasible using Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level highest level of a disinfectant theinbest available treatment technology. allowed drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant • Maximum Level (MRDL): The highest level of a disinfectant is necessary forResidual control Disinfectant of microbial contaminants. allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG): The level of a drinking water disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. disinfectant below which there is no known or expectedThe risklevel to health. MRDLGs • Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG): of a drinking water do not reflectdisinfectant the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do notapplicable; reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants control microbial contaminants. N/A: not ND: not detectable at testing to limit; ppb: parts per billion or • N/A: notper applicable; ND:parts not detectable at testing limit; ppb:per parts perpCi/l: billionpicocuries or micrograms liter; ppm: per million or milligrams liter; per per liter; ppm: parts per million or milligrams per liter; pCi/l: picocuries liter (amicrograms measure of radioactivity); RAA: running annual average. per liter (a measure of radioactivity); RAA: running annual average. Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers • Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that mustfollow. follow. treatment or other requirements thata awater water system system must Samples Collected at the Well House: Samples Collected Regulated Chemical Contaminants






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Violation Yes / No



Runoff from fertilizer use, leaching from septic tanks, sewage, erosion of natural deposits.


Erosion of natural deposits. (*Water additive)

Our Water (Range =0.9 - 3.1) Ave = 2.2 (Range = 0.0 - .47 )

Sources of drinking water: The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. Our water comes from wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

Barium (ppm) 2 Samples

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Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and wildlife. Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or farming. Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture and residential uses. Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which provide the same protection for public health.

Information about lead: If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The City of Harbor Springs is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at

Our Water (Range = ND to 13)

Sodium (ppm)

Ave = 3.25 (Range = ND to 10)

Sulfate (ppm)


Discharge of drilling wastes; Erosion of natural deposits

2 Collected at the0.01) Well House6/08/09 Continued:No

Unregulated 1 Chemical Contaminants


*Supplemented up to .8ppm


Typical Source of Contaminants


Violation Yes / No



Erosion of natural deposits.


Erosion of natural deposits.


Ave = 2.5


Typical Source of Contaminants

Unregulated contaminants are those for which EPA has not established drinking water standards. Monitoring helps EPA to determine where certain contaminants occur and whether it needs to regulate those contaminants.

Samples Collected in the Distribution System: Contaminants Subject to an Action Level Total Trihalomethanes (ppb)

Action Level, MCL, or MRDL

MCL = 80


Our Water

(Range = 2.4 – 5.8) RAA = 4.125

Sample Date

Number of Samples Above AL



Disinfection byproduct.



Disinfection byproduct



Typical Source of Contaminants

(Range = ND to 2)

Haloacetic Acids

MCL = 60

RAA = 0.75

MRDL = 4.0

(Range = .50 to .95)


RAA = .64

(ppb) Free (or Total) Chlorine Residual 2 (ppm) 2

Disinfectant added to control microbes.

The MRDL and MRDLG are effective January 1, 2004. Compliance is based on an annual average.

Monitoring and Reporting Requirements: The State and EPA require us to test our water on Monitoring and Reporting Requirements: The State and EPA require us to test our a regular basis to ensure its safety. We met all the monitoring and reporting requirements water on a regular basis to ensure its safety. We met all the monitoring and reporting for 2012. requirements for 2012. Weupdate will update report annually and and will you informed of any that may We will thisthis report annually willkeep keep you informed ofproblems any problems that may occur throughout the year, as they happen. Copies are available at Harbor Springs City occur throughout the year, as they happen. Copies are available at Harbor Springs City Hall, 160 Zoll Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740, and at the West Traverse Township Hall, 160 Zoll Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740, and at the West Traverse Township Hall, Hall, 8000 S. M-119, Harbor Springs, MI 49740. This report will not be sent to you. We 8000 invite S. M-119, Springs, MI 49740. This reportwater will not be For sentmore to you. We invite public Harbor participation in decisions that affect drinking quality. publicinformation participation decisions affect drinking water quality. aboutinyour water, orthat the contents of this report, contact Joel For Clark,more Waterinformation Forcontents more information about safe drinking visit the U.S. aboutDept. your Supervisor. water, or the of this report, contact Joelwater, Clark, Water Dept. Supervisor. Environmental Protection at For more information aboutAgency safe drinking water, visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at

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I’m going to beg your indulgence this week. I have to write about what is on my mind and since I don’t believe you’d enjoy hearing my thoughts on the stupidity of people in large groups, I have to go with the only other thing I’ve thought about for the past week. Last week, I lost one of my dogs. Schatzie was almost eleven, which is old for a boxer and I knew that we were living on borrowed time, but she had never had any health issues, she ran and played daily with as much energy as her brothers and she had just passed her physical in January with flying colors. I have been touched and overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and I want to take a moment to thank everyone for the cards and the calls and the notes. I also want to thank the staff at Bay Winter Hours: Pines and Dr. Zehnder and Saturday 11-4 Dr. McDonald for taking my unending phone calls and fitting me in repeatedly last week. Your kindness is so appreciated Around the middle of August of 2002, we had just bought our house and moved, we were still settling in, the   following week I had fairly invasive surgery and I was   housebound. Anyone who knows me will tell you that  leaving me alone with my  thoughts and to my own devices is a dangerous thing and      in this case, I decided that my Otto needed a sister. Yeah, a puppy, that’s the ticket. Probably not the timeliest decision, but once I get something in my head, that’s usually the end of it. We wanted a female brindle boxer and I began my quest, checking on line For Week: 3/27/13 newspapers all over the state. I finally found a little girl in Weekdays 7 am - 4 pm a town south of Kalamazoo, 289 E. Main St. Harbor Springs almost to the State line. Jim Dika We took off in the Camaro 231-526-9611

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with Otto and made that lengthy trek, driving for what seemed to be forever. When we finally found the address we pulled in and almost just threw the car in reverse and left. There was an upended washing machine in the front yard, trash and dirty diapers all over, the door hung off its hinges and all I could think was what kind of a mistake have we made? We had driven for close to five hours, so we thought we should at least take a look. It turned out to be one of those situations where the human part of the yard was a mess, but the dogs and their pen were immaculate. Her parents were beautiful, and then they took us to see the puppies. They were housed in a stall in the barn, she was the smallest boxer I had ever seen and there wasn’t even a question; she was ours. The trip home was interesting. Boxers drool, and they drool more when they are excited and Otto was extremely excited about “his” puppy. I thought there was a chance that she would drown between Kalamazoo and home as he stood on the console for pretty much the entire trip and a constant stream of water poured down on her head (and our laps.) We were searching for a

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name, it needed to be German because boxers are German and it needed to sound feminine. A friend of mine, Kevin Dooley, was visiting his parents, our neighbors at that time, and he suggested Schatzie. He said that it meant, roughly translated, treasure or precious and that worked perfectly. She was indeed both. We almost lost her in the first couple of months, she made the mistake of trying to steal a treat from her brother and while he was not an aggressive dog, like Joey on Friends, Otto didn’t share food. He went after her and she was so tiny, within an hour or two, her breathing became labored and by 3 a.m., we were on the phone with Bay Pines. Dr. McDonald came to our house, it was closer than the clinic, and told us that she had a crushed trachea. Happily, she came out of it unscathed and she and Otto were inseparable. She always had a problem with noise, from thunder to gun shots to the noise a smoke alarm makes. I remember once we had her in that dog lovers shop that used to be in Mackinaw Crossings. They allowed dogs, she was on a leash, it was all fine until someone turned the card


rack, it squeaked and startled her. She jumped away from it, only to hit a table of glass dogs. Of course, that made noise so she hopped in another direction and knocked over a display of mugs. She scurried over to a corner (yes, I’m still holding the leash) and she hid, shaking convulsively. The girls in the store were so sweet and Schatzie looked so pathetic, they were more concerned about her than the havoc she had wrought on their merchandise. Happily, since this could have cost me a bundle, my better angels were watching out for me because the only thing that broke or was damaged in all that chaos was one mug, which they sold me at cost. In recent years, and compared with the other hyenas at my house, Schatzie was the calm, well behaved one. That wasn’t true when she was young. One of my friends had a son who was convinced that her name was “No no Schatzie.” Her tongue was incredibly long and she loved to kiss and that could be a touch overwhelming for a little guy like Greg at that time. Her tongue was abnormally long even for a boxer. It didn’t all ever fit nicely in her mouth, she had an incredible overbite and when she slept, the tip of her tongue always remained out, making it the texture of jerky by the time she woke. Schatzie lived a wonderful life. She walked on the mall in Washington DC, trekked across the fields at Gettysburg and she hiked in the mountains in Canada. She went to Renaissance Festivals, birthday parties, she entertained the residents at Bay Bluffs, she trick or treated, she was in our wedding party and she often stayed in five star hotels (just an FYI, I find that the nicer the hotel, the more lenient their pet policies.) She even ate in a couple local restaurants; I’ll never reveal where, though. There is never an easy way to lose a furry baby and though I might have preferred a bit more time to wrap my head around the prospect of los-

ing her, she didn’t suffer and we were not forced to make that horrible decision, so for that and for the opportunity to enjoy her for almost eleven years, I am grateful. Lots of birthday wishes to sent forth before everyone leaves town. On Thursday, March 28, Happy Birthday to Lois Weber Hankins, and on the 29th to John Carr and to Gary Kalbfleisch. Saturday we send birthday greetings to Mindy Williams Kruzel and a Happy Easter Birthday to Debbie Griffin on Sunday. On Monday, no fooling, we want to wish a Happy Birthday to Debbie Krussell Hall and Laurie Carter Wendland. Tuesday, April 2, we send birthday wishes to Jan Wittich from your sister-in-law Candy and finally, on April 3, to Lise Sampson, Alesia Williams Dunlap, Noah Bassett and to Trisha Witty. Here’s hoping that all of these birthdays are happy ones and that everyone celebrates a wonderful Easter holiday and experiences safe and simple travels.

More ideas for Spring Break ‘stay-cation’ Char-Em United Way is sponsoring Alternative Springs Breaks for area high school and college students April 1 through April 5. There are limited spots available and pre-registration is required. Call Char-Em United Way at 231-487-1006 for information on projects planned and/or to register. Crooked Tree Arts Center is offering new Spring Break Mini Camps in visual and the performing arts for grades K-8, April 1-5 at the Arts Center. The classes are typically 3 hours long and are being offered at a special rate for 2013 only. For schedule/registration visit www.crookedtree. org.

Ruth Davis

Ruth Meredith Davis passed away February 16, 2013 at Bortz Health Care, in Petoskey Michigan. She died peacefully while recovering from a hip fracture suffered the week prior. She resided in Cross Village with her lifelong partner and best friend Acoustic Guitar/Voice Betty Menzi. She was born on January 4, 1923 in Benbush, folk.blues.jazz West Virginia to Samuel Davis and Fanny Roy Davis. 439 Pine Street Harbor Springs, MI 49740 Ruth was a woman of great determination who exhibited a total commitment to quality education. Dr. Davis earned Don’t miss Hank & Stan with Bo White & the Tarczon Bros. degrees from Bowling Green University and is the holder of a Rhythm Section (Herb Glahn + Bob Bowne = “Hank & Stan”) doctorate from The Ohio State University. She joined the facSaturday, Sept. 12 - From 8pm - before 12am ulty of Western Michigan University in 1961 having previously At Little Traverse Bay Golf Club (in the tent) servedare asencouraged a teacher and coordinator of elementary physical Free-will offerings for Manna Food Project education with Adrian Public Schools. For twenty five years Ruth served at Western Michigan University, masterfully blending her skills and enthusiasm with the programs and faculty of the university. She demonstrated leadership and initiative in her areas of interest and responsibility. Ruth provided her students with knowledge, experiences and a good foundation upon which they could build both personal and professional success. She earned the reputation for her devotion to duty and genuine concern for the welfare of her students. She retired with honors from WMU’s department of Health, Education, and Physical Education. Ruth enjoyed a long retirement in Northern Michigan. She Before you sign those was an outdoor enthusiast who loved to work in her garden and take long walks along the shores of Lake Michigan. She Landscape Maintenance agreements was an avid golfer who played with amazing skill well into her give us a call for a free estimate. eighties. She was a strong, intelligent woman who possessed a quick wit and great sense of humor. Ruth was an Complete Landscape-Maintenence inspiration and a role model for her many nieces and nephews Sprinkler System Activation-Service and countless others whose lives she touched. She will be Lawn Care and Turf Fertilization greatly missed. Ruth leaves behind her family many of whom still live in “Serving Harbor Springs Area Since 1993” West Virginia. She had many nieces and nephews who reside in Michigan, Ohio, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. She was the last surviving child of seven; Gladys, Noble, Rena, Tina, Mark Keller, Owner Odessa, Violet Davis. Licensed and Insured There will be a memorial service and family reunion held on June 15 in West Virginia. Her ashes will be buried between her mother and father. There will be another celebration of P.O. Box 504 her life this summer held at her home in Cross Village. The remaining ashes will be scattered along with Betty Menzi’s. Harbor Springs, MI 49740 Donations can be made to the Little Traverse Conservancy, Phone: 231-526-8420 3264 Powell Rd, Harbor Springs and The Women’s Resource Center, 423 Porter St, Petoskey.

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We have a lost dog to report and her owner needs our help in finding her. They live in Ohio and were here over the weekend. Unfortunately the dog got loose and took off. Her owner searched everywhere but had to go back to Ohio. The dog was last seen on West Conway Rd in the vicinity of the Humane Society. Female lab retriever/ Shepard mix, looks like a deer, skid-ish, name is Sandy. Green collar and harness with tags. If seen, please contact Humane Society, 347-2396, or home number on tags. Sandy has been missing now for four days andthere is a distraught owner who hopes someone may have seen her.

One last reminder that on Monday, April 1 you can go Bowling down Main Street. Not an April Fool’s joke. Just a chance to get spring break started. Show up at 1 pm, corner of State and Main and take your turn at knocking down the pins. No charge, no cars but lots of fun, laughs and friendly faces!!

Spring Break ideas If you plan on staying in the area over spring break there are opportunities for you to get out and have some fun. Harbor Springs Middle School students are being offered several events April 2 - 6 at different locations about town each day - sponsored by HS Sk8 Park, HS Library, Wlydlife, all are for middle school students and are free. For more information call Alex at the Harbor Springs Library, 526-2531,

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¡Amigos, Muchas gracias por apoyar nuestro viaje a Chicago!* The outpouring of support for this weekend’s annual Mexican Dinner fundraiser was overwhelming. All proceeds raised from ticket sales, cash contributions, and silent auction item donations will go directly towards supporting the 8th grade trip to Chicago. As you can see by the list of contributors below (not including all the community members who bought tickets or the parents who helped organize and coordinate the dinner), it takes a village to send our kids to the “big city.” Thank you for supporting our youth! Alison DeCamp Designs American Spoon Foods Bay Pines Boarding and Grooming Bay Pines Veterinary Clinic Bay Tennis and Fitness Bay Winds Federal Credit Union BC Pizza Bearcub Outfitters Between the Covers Birchwood Golf and Country Club Boyne Highlands Breath of Life Chiropractic Captain Scott Carbeck Fishing Expeditions Carter’s Imagewear & Awards Chang Cuisine Circuit Controls Corporation Coca-Cola Crooked Tree Breadworks David’s Place Deb Garver Extraordinary Toffee Dressed l’Esprit Dunham’s Sports Epic Salon First Community Bank First Tee of Northern Michigan Fletches of Petoskey Freshwater Grill GFS Marketplace Glen’s South Good Hart Store Graphic Printing Gurney’s Bottle Shop Harbor IGA Harbor Light Newspaper Harbor Point Golf Club Ilaria Hair Studio


Irish Boat Shop Julienne Tomatoes June’s Harbor Salon Kelbel’s Pharmacy Kieran Fleming and Wil Cwikiel Lakeshore Express La Senorita Louis A. Hoffman Nursery Mark Keely—Blacksmith Moosejaw Junction My Sister’s Bake Shop Nub’s Nob Oleson’s Out to Lunch Paws and Claws Pet Pantry Polish Kitchen Pond Hill Farm Spice Harbor St. Francis X. Federal Credit Union Taylor Rental The Harbor Barber The Outfitter Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Tom’s Mom’s Cookies Toski Sands Market Turkey’s Pizzeria Tvedten Fine Art

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We are still struggling to get going with spring. Normal highs this time of year are in the 40s but not here so far. The daily snowfall has let up and given us a chance to start the melting process, but it is very slow at this point. Predictions are for a slight warming toward the end of the week with some sun, perhaps mixed in with a bit of precipitation. The trees are being tapped for the sap run, some patches of grass can be spotted, the birds are singing. Happy Easter and enjoy your spring break!! Weather highlights brought to you weekly by:

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The Catholic Communities of L’Arbre Croche MASS SCHEDULE Holy Childhood of Jesus Church, Harbor Springs Saturday 5:00 pm; Sunday 8:30 am, & 11am Holy Cross Church Cross Village Saturday 4 pm St. Nicholas Church Larks Lake Sunday , 11:00 am 231-526-2017 StutsmanvilleChapel•Sunday Worship: 9:30 am • Primary & Adults Sunday School: 9:30 am • Ed Warner, Pastor • 526-2335 2988 N. State Rd. Main Street Baptist Church 544 E. Main St, Harbor Springs • 231-526-6733 (Church); 231526-5434 (Pastor) • Family Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.; Morning Family Worship: 11:00; Evening Family Praise Svc 6:00 p.m.; Wed Bible Study & Prayer: 7:00 New Life Anglican Church Worship: Sunday , 10:00 am • 619 Waukazoo Ave, Petoskey. Phone 231-347-3448 Harbor Springs United Methodist Church 343 E. Main St. • Worship, Sunday school:11:00 a.m. Communion: 1st Sunday of month • Pastor Mary Sweet • 231-526-2414 (church) • First Presbyterian Church 8:50 Adult Ed; 10:00 am Worship & Children’s Sunday School, 11:00 Coffee Fellowship • Jim Pollard, Senior Pastor • 526-7332 • 7940 Cemetery Rd, Harbor Springs


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Splashing into spring A few brave skiers tested their skills at the Soaker Cup challenge at Nub’s Nob annual Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday, March 23. Many skiers made across without any problem, but some ended up taking a dip in “Lake Nub’s” instead. Sunny weather and temperatures in the upper 30s gave the day a spring-like feel. Harbor Light photos by Jessica Evans.

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Fabulous view overlooking pond and green in lovely, private setting in Birchwood. Located on #7 of the Farms course, this home was completely remodeled and features a large, gourmet kitchen with granite counters and back splash, service bar, peninsula and a desk area. Fireplace in living room; finished lower level family room. Great value! SUSAN SCHWADERER (231) 330 5102

Luxurious and relaxing, experience the beauty of Big Manistique Lake and Manilak Resort Association. The resort is only 2 miles north of Curtis, Michigan. Lake frontage offers nice clean sandy beach, plenty of activities for families and children which include: basketball, volleyball area and horseshoe pits. DEBRA SCHIRMER (231) 632-6353

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Burt Lake. Custom built home with 128 feet of waterfront, large boat house, wonderful views of lake and sunsets. 2600 sq ft above ground and walkout lower level. Call for all the special features. STEVE WITTE (231) 330-0812

Exquisite year-round home on 425’ of Lake Michigan frontage with over 12 acres full of trails for skiing, snowmobiling and hiking. This nearly 4000 square foot home has been immaculately maintained and offers a breathtaking master suite and lake views from most of the rooms. JOHN CARR (231) 526-4000

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every last pair. That was what hooked me, and I’ve been doing it ever since.” Wool is Osier-Hribek’s textile of choice because it is a forgiving material to work with, she said. “I love to sew with wool,”she said. “It’s easy to work with, and if you make a mistake, you can always find a way to fix it. If you’re working with cotton, however, and you make a mistake, it will leave a hole if you go back over it. Plus, wool is so darn warm,” she added. Osier-Hribek sells about 500 mittens per year, mainly to local retail stores, but she does sell to individuals interested in purchasing items from her. She also takes special requests and is happy to use material someone might bring her for a special project. She said she enjoys seeing the reaction people have to her work. “I really love seeing the look on people’s faces when they see the things I make and the compliments I receive are very uplifting,” she said. “It’s great that I can sell these, but I also enjoy giving them away as gifts, too.” It takes Osier-Hribek about 30 minutes to complete a pair of mittens, longer if she plans to embroider them or add a great deal of detail. She makes the products all year long, and shops for materials daily. She also has a few “pickers” downstate who find material for her. “I take a lot of pride in everything I make. They’re almost like my babies,” she said with a laugh. “I pay close attention to each one and I like to look at how cute they each are when I finish them.” Buying used material is an important part of her creations, Osier-Hribek said. “Years ago people were so thrifty,” she said. “You look at past generations, and they didn’t throw things out, they

Mittens like these seen above, are just a few of the many clothing items Mary Osier-Hribek creates. She sells around 500 mittens per year. Harbor Light photo by Jessica Evans.

reused them. I’ve taken a lot advice away from my grandparents. My grandpa, for example, never had 20 pairs of coveralls, he had one or two which were patched and reused. Grandma made her own soap, she canned her own food and mended the clothes. This is something I think we need to get back to.” In addition to repurposing used material, Osier-Hribek uses the scrapes from the mittens to make embellishments and added details to many of her products. Nothing goes to waste. She noted that she is seeing more people embrace recycling and reusing old materials, which is good, she said. “I really think this is where we’re headed in the future,” she said. “More and more, people want something that is homemade, something that has some thought put into it. And when you’re talking about a nice, handmade pair of warm mittens, what more could you ask for?”

Osier-Hribek’s handmade wool products can be found at Cutlers and the Cottage Drawer in Petoskey. Her products can also be purchased directly through her. Her mittens cost between $15-$40 a pair. For more information about Osier-Hribek’s creations, she can be reached via email at marysmittens608@gmail. com or by phone at (989) 313-0803.

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Snowshoe sojourn Exploring the “Township 80” off Houghston Road, Harbor Springs Middle School students got a real taste of northern Michigan’s unpredictable spring weather: a mid-March, lake effect snowstorm! This SOLO – Special Outdoor Learning Opportunity – was one in a series of hands-on outings designed to get students outdoors and connected with their local landscape. Courtesy photos/Molly Ames Baker.


Little Traverse Conservancy and partners host April events Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Geocaching for Beginners Wisser-Saworski Nature Preserve, Boyne Falls Join LTC staff Charles Dawley and members of Straits Area Geocaching for a beginner’s course on Geocaching. Learn about Geocaching and how you can participate in this world wide treasure hunting game. We’ll explain the basics of Geocaching and discover new geocaches on the Wisser Saworski Nature Preserve located just outside of Boyne Falls. Come prepared with appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. If you do not own GPS, don’t worry; we have some to share. Saturday, April 13, 12:45 p.m. Kestrel Nest Box Building for Kids Cheboygan High School EarthWeekPlus is holding this kestrel nest box building workshop especially for young people. All boxes built during this workshop will be donated to the Kestrel Nest Box program to be placed at a Conservancy-protected property this year. For more information, go to Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. to Noon Birding by the Seasons Spring Lake Park, Emmet County Birds fascinate us with their ability of flight, intriguing behavior, nest-making, and beauty. Explore the world of birds with local bird enthusiast Mary Trout through this new family field trip series. Each session includes a hike, and fun activities the whole family can enjoy. Field guides and binoculars will be available if needed. In this second session, we’ll explore

the world of spring migrants, learn about using your field guide and binoculars to identify birds that we encounter. After a walk along the boardwalks of this wildlife viewing park, we’ll meet at the pavilion to create nesting material bags to take home and put up for the birds in your own yard. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the pavilion after the program. Please call the office at 231-347-0991 to pre-register. Saturday, April 27, 1-4 p.m. Getting Kids Outdoors – Spring Kick-Off Pond Hill Farm, north of Harbor Springs Learn about the unique Passport to Adventure Program. An event for all ages! Bring your family out to Pond Hill Farm (located north of Harbor Springs) for an afternoon of fun. Activities - for toddlers to teens - will include free hayrides, potato sack races, scavenger hunts, pond dipping, a nature photography session for older kids and more! Music will be offered by Blissfest, and light snacks will be provided. Awards will be given to individuals and families who have completed their passports from previous years. Bring your completed passport along to share accomplishments, and adventures. Free passports (one per family) will be available for families new to the program.This event will be held rain or shine! Come the whole time or for just an hour. Nature-based vendors and businesses will be on-hand. For more information about this event, please visit, or call Alison Berry at 231-838-2677 or Maureen Stine at 231-838-4913.

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Education Up North

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an educational accreditation organization consisting of schools and colleges across the country, for over 100 years. They were rated 35th best school in the state by U.S. News and World Report in 2012. Petoskey schools were also rated 44th in the state for best value in the Bridge Report, an independent think tank group based in Ann Arbor. “Two of our teachers were recognized with awards from the state for excellence in teaching,” Scholten added. “Our state assessments are up, as well.” Creating hands-on learning opportunities is a key part of the Petoskey philosophy, exemplified in the many unique-- and successful-programs being offered to students. “We have a relatively new robotics program, which utilizes area engineers to help students build a robot and there is a national robotics competition that students can participate in,” he said. “Our debate team has won the state championship the last two years in a row and our marching band was named ‘grand champion’ this past year, and has over 250 students in it.” Petoskey has a well-established vocational education program which attracts students from neighboring schools, offering a total of 10 vocational education programs, including marketing, computer science, early childhood education and drafting programs, just to name a few. Athletically, Petoskey schools are varied in the number of programs they offer and have achieved many top titles. “Our boys tennis team has been the Regional champions for the past four years, our hockey team has had their best season this year since they started, and we have great basketball, soccer and ski programs,” Scholten said. “We also have a new bowling program. It was previously an independent group of students, but to compete, they had to be a recognized club by their school, and we were more than happy to do that.” Students interested in the arts have plenty of opportunities to choose from in Petoskey schools, The school offers marching band, concert band, jazz band and their well-known and loved steel drum band. “It’s very cool to see all of the after school clubs and programs that we offer,” Scholten said. “We have a great drama department which puts on at least two plays a year, and our Madrigal singers have been performing for a number of years, and are an extremely unique group.”

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Point of Pride Several positive community initiatives define the district as well. The school recently introduced the “pink game,” which shows support and raises money for those in our community who are fighting cancer. Students and staff wore pink on September 21, which was the day of our “pink-in” football game. “The district and community combined raised $10,000 for the Petoskey Family Fund, which is a local charity that financially assists local families dealing with cancer,” Scholten said. “This not only helps local families, but also teaches our students the value of giving back.” The district has also made recent advancements in school technology. “We’re very fortunate to have passed a $5 million technology bond last May,” Scholten said. “This allows us to improve technology in all of our schools and includes upgrading wireless capabilities throughout all district buildings and also upgrading many of the older computers in the schools. This technology bond has been a huge success due to the community support for it.” As with all schools, Petoskey has faced some challenges in recent years. Finances and funding in particular, have been one hurdle that the school has had to overcome. “There have been numerous cuts across the state and I know it sounds cliche, but we are really trying to do more with less, and it’s something I think we’ve been able to do well,” Scholten said. “Throughout these state cuts, we’ve avoided cutting programs, because we know these are important for the students to have here. We

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The Petoskey Marching Band consistently wins top recognition as one of the state’s best bands.

“We strive to provide the most programs, and the best, with the funds we have. We also have the advantage of being one of the larger schools in the area, which means we have increased opportunities to offer more programs to our students. Petoskey superintendent John Scholten

have introduced participation fees for all secondary teams, clubs and programs to offset these cuts, but we always make sure this doesn’t prevent a student from participating.” Recent reports indicate that the district will be forced to continue to make cuts in the future, as will many schools throughout the state. Despite cuts, Scholten noted that Petoskey schools are unique for all the programs they offer their students with the resources they have available. “We strive to provide the most programs, and the best, with the funds we have. We also have the advantage of being one of the larger schools in the area, which means we have increased opportunities to offer more programs to our students. In some smaller schools, there just aren’t enough students to have a large number of programs.” Scholten noted the school district could not be as strong as it is without the help and involvement of the surrounding community. “We have wonderful volunteers who manage many of the after school programs and clubs and we are fortunate to have a good rapport with

the local community. These people, along with our teachers and staff, who are great, make the system successful,” he said. Scholten said it is an honor to serve the families and students in the Petoskey community and to be able to live and work in a place like northern Michigan. “It’s nice to be part of a caring community that is so supportive of what we do,” he said. “Northern Michigan is beautiful and it’s a great place to live. Some days I have to pinch myself-you really just can’t get better than this.” In terms of the future of Petoskey Public Schools, Scholten said he is hopeful that they will continue to help students grow and succeed. “Images are important and one image we all see almost every day is the lighthouse out in the bay,” he noted. “We use this image as a way to emulate what we do at Petoskey Public Schools and what we hope to do in the future. Like a lighthouse, we want to provide direction, and in turn, provide opportunities. We try to be a warm, inviting and friendly place for students and in the future we will strive to become better every year and every day.”

LANSING – Petoskey High School has done away with class rankings, but some other Northern Michigan high schools still see value in comparatively sizing students up. The Petoskey School Board voted in March to eliminate the ranking of students within a graduating class. There will no longer be a first or a fifth-ranked student or a thirty-third ranked one. Principal Jim Kanine said that college counselors at the top 10 universities that graduates attend told the district that removing rankings would not hurt student admissibility. The list includes Michigan State, Grand Valley State, University of Michigan, Central Michigan and Northern Michigan. It’s also true at Ferris State University, where the admissions office doesn’t consider class rank, but only grade point average and ACT scores when deciding whom to accept, said Sandy Gholston, news services and social media manager. Petoskey ranked students but hadn’t recognized a valedictorian or salutatorian for at least seven years. When the question arose of unfair rankings of students who don’t take difficult classes, the district couldn’t think of a good reason to keep rankings, Kanine said. Each district determines whether to rank its students and how to calculate the rankings. The practices vary across the state, said Jan Ellis, deputy director of communications for the Department of Education. For example, Brimley High School, Alpena High School and Traverse City Central High School have retained class rankings, but in their own ways. Brian Reattoir, Brimley’s principal, said the district has no plans to get rid of class rankings. Although the ranking often isn’t considered for college admission, it does affect scholarship offers, he said. He added that the rankings make students more competitive and drive them to do better, especially those who want to be considered for valedictorian or salutatorian because they must take college prep courses. Like Petoskey, Alpena High doesn’t recognize a valedictorian or salutatorian, but it does honor the top 10 percent of students at graduation. Alpena’s senior counselor, Lori Vought, said she doesn’t like the class rankings because the spread of decimal points is so miniscule that it doesn’t mean as much as people make it out to. Unfortunately, ranking is still important to many students as they apply for scholarships, Vought said. Parents have complained about the rankings and students have shown up at her office crying. Getting rid of rankings is worth a discussion, but there isn’t a policy change in the works, Vought said. She said that colleges still ask for rankings and probably haven’t caught onto the fact that they don’t mean much. Also, comparing rankings at small and large schools is like “comparing apples to oranges.” Traverse City Central’s principal, Rick Vandermolen, also expressed reservations about the ranking system. He said that it’s important to recognize students who achieve high levels of academic success, but the rankings leave out students who work hard and go on to be productive citizens, but don’t meet the criteria. His school considers grade point average, number of credits and the courses taken when calculating rankings. It also ranks only with percentages, starting with the top 1 percent and going down in increments to the top 50 percent. The school does not recognize a valedictorian or salutatorian. Vandermolen said he isn’t opposed to the ranking system, but wants to do more for hardworking students who don’t score as well on the criteria.

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Nancy Turner of Bay Pines Veterinary Clinic, Julie DeGroot of Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, Dave Hoxsie and Scott Scanlon of Invisible Fence of Northern Michigan, and Dick Schiller, Harbor Springs Police Chief, pose with the new oxygen mask kit donated by Invisible Fence of Northern Michigan and the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association. Dave Hoxsie, pictured center, demonstrates how the masks works on his own dog, Bella. Courtesy photo.

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Inventors’ museum Harbor Springs Middle School students recently held an “inventor’s museum” in which students researched inventors throughout history and re-created a replica of one of their famous inventions. Pictured above, Dana McShane takes a moment to demonstrate her project, the balance board, invented by Stanley Washburn Jr. to Middle School principal Wil Cwikiel. Pictured below, Hannah Howell shows off her replica of Thomas Edison’s phonograph. Harbor Light photos by Jessica Evans.

Animals are beloved members of many families and now, due to a donation of a pet oxygen mask kit to the Harbor Springs Fire Department by Invisible Fence of Northern Michigan and Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, pets will be better protected in the chance that a home fire occurs. The mask kit donation is part of Project Breathe, an initiative of the Invisible Fence brand to ensure every fire station in the United States and Canada is equipped with pet oxygen masks. The company has donated nearly 10,000 masks, which has resulted in over 80 animals saved. The masks, much like those used for humans, allow firefighters to provide pets with oxygen who are suffering from smoke inhalation. They come in small, medium and large sizes, in order to fit a variety of breeds of dogs and cats. The masks can make a difference in whether an animal survives a house fire, said Dave Hoxsie of Invisible Fence for Northern Michigan. “Animals lungs are much

smaller than ours and it’s the oxygen that saves lives in the event of a fire,” Hoxsie said. “We’re trying to provide these masks to all of the fire departments up here. It’s free to them, as we cover the costs.” Hoxsie noted that the masks are already saving pet’s lives in northern Michigan. “We recently donated oxygen masks to a fire department in the Interlochen area and within a matter of weeks, these were used to save the life of a dog and a cat, so these are definitely making a positive impact here.” Hoxsie stated that the masks act as an aid to firefighters, allowing them to focus their attention on the fire at hand. “Fire fighters would have had to use mouth to mouth before to provide the animal with oxygen,” he said. “This way they can hand over the masks to a volunteer to assist the animal and it lets them focus on putting out the fire. It’s pretty cool.” Harbor Springs Fire Chief Dick Schiller said he is grateful to have this equipment available on his rescue truck. “We’re very excited about it,” he said. “It’s a terrific



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Academic honors On Monday March 18, the Lake Michigan conference honored the members of the Harbor Springs senior class. Selection criteria is based on the combination of cumulative GPA and ACT composite scores. Eight all-conference academic teams from various schools in Michigan were honored. Pictured above (bottom row left to right): Mark Tompkins(superintendent), Kirsten Reynolds, Taylor Sydow, Hannah Webber, Susan Jacobs (principal). Middle row left to right: Kaitlyn Alessi, Rhi Cullip, Hana Ketterer, Laura McQuarter. Top row left to right: Tori Allore, Kasen Hollingsworth, Sam Hansen, Andrew Furstenburg. Not pictured: Charlie Dryer.

Registration has opened for the 10th Biennial Lake Superior Youth Symposium May 16-19, 2013, at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich. The 4-day symposium is for 8th to 12th grade students and teachers who are concerned about the Great Lakes and their watersheds. The symposium will highlight the Great Lakes stewardship efforts of middle- and high-school students and teachers throughout the Great Lakes watershed and

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“Telebration” will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs, on Sunday, April 7 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm at Nub’s Nob ski area. Come join the fun with fellow telemark skiers for this annual celebration; free demos compliments of The Outfitter, ski raffle, music, Skinny Ski-Off and Up-Dowon Race.This long-standing celebration is on the last day of the season but date subject to change depending on ski/ weather conditions. For more info: call (231) 526-2621 or visit www.outfitterharborsprings. com.

Okay, I could have been an adult and gone to see Olympus Has Fallen, but I needed a little non-adult time, so I chose to see The Croods (as did a majority of people, apparently.) I’m happy I did, I needed some levity and it was definitely provided by this one. The Croods tells the story of a Neanderthal family and their journey to a new home. Grug (Nicholas Cage) and Ugga (Catherine Keener) live with their two children, Thunk and Eep and Ugga’s mother, Gran, voiced by the remarkable Cloris Leachman. They believe that they are the last of their race and they stay in their cave pretty much constantly. Fear is the motivating factor for Grug. In fact, he advises “never be Crooked Tree Arts Center not afraid; fear keeps us alive.” To a degree, there may be Crooked Tree Arts Center ine-In or Pick-Up some merit in that thought, but for Grug, it is crippling presents Swirl, on Thursday, March 28, 2013 featuring a and Pizzas) his daughter, Eep (Emma Stone) is not happy with all xcludes Square sampling of creative appetizthat family time in the cave. ers and fine wines from the When the earth begins to shift and their cave is destroyed Harbor Springs IGA. Local (break-up of Pangea, maybe?,) they are told by a clever and Guitar/Vocalist Pete Kehoe will handsome stranger that their only chance for survival is perform in the galleries. Each to make it to the mountains, so the family, along with Guy month the arts center pairs (Ryan Reynolds) and his sloth sidekick, Belt, begin the with local wine purveyors and journey. Doesn’t run smooth because Grug’s fear is king restaurants and performers philosophy conflicts with Guy’s can do attitude (and the for each Swirl. This is the last Swirl to view the winter exhibits attraction between Guy and Eep doesn’t help.) Guy knows Nocturne and the Annual about fire and can fix practically anything, without duct with sauce of Juried Photography Exhibit as tape yet. He’s pretty impressive. the April Swirl will feature the It never ceases to amaze me what they can do with Youth Art Show. Doors open at (Limited Time animation and this movie is visually outstanding. TheOffer) 5:30 pm with food and music State St., Harbor Springs plot isn’t genius, but there are some really funny lines and running to 7:00. Tickets are $15 also some touching family moments. (The baby is a little ini advance and $20 per person weird, though). the day of Swirl, when available This was a great family movie, I watched others in the and may be purchased online day 12-10 • Mon 11-9 at or by theater and children of all ages seemed to enjoy it and the of Harbor Springs ed 11-10 •Thur-Sat • 11-11 calling 231-347-4337.The CTAC parents were getting some good chuckles, too. There is is located at 461 E. Mitchell St, really nothing inappropriate, I suppose some VERY timid downtown Petoskey. children might be frightened at a couple spots, but certainly nothing Disney wouldn’t have offered. They rated Spring Classes at CTAC, are & Order Bread Stix with sauce it PG, I can only assumeofthat is because some of the situgetting underway and will 2-Liter scary. Other than that, there ations could be & considered include: fun offerings for the (Limited Time Offer) is certainly nothing offensive for children. Preschool set with “Pre School

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Camp Daggett, Mother and Daughter Weekend registrations are currently being taken for the weekend being held Friday through Sunday, May 3-5. Mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, big sisters, aunts plus their daughters, sisters and granddaughters age 7 - 17 are invited to this activity-packed weekend at Camp Daggett. Space is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis. Cost is $150 for mother/ daughter, plus $50 for each additional daughter. Fee includes lodging, food and all activities, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Kathy Bardins at 231-487-1188. To register, contact Grace Ketchum at Camp Daggett, 231347-9742.

Grass River Natural Area “Identifying Birds By Sight”, a class to learn the basics of bird identification, will be held on Saturday, April 13, at 1 pm at the Grass River Natural Area, 6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire. You will also learn tips for spotting birds and identifying birds that resemble each other. Class is $5 per person. Please register in advance by calling 231-5338314 or at

Speaker Series “The Bee Whisperer,” will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs as part of its monthly speaker series on

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arts class; “Pottery” mini camp for grades 6-8, “Kids Cre8! and “Intro to Drawing” for a variety of grade levels. These Spring Break Mini Camps are being offered at special introductory rates for 2013 only. Schedule and registration can be found at

Middle Spring Break 2013, hosted

by the Harbor Springs SK8 Park, the Harbor Springs Library and Wyldlife leaders in Harbor Springs. will take place at various locations around town Tuesday, April 2 through Saturday, April 6. All events are for Middle School Kids and are free. For a complete list of events and locations, Call Gina Marchio at the Sk8 park, 231-526-0610, Alex at the library 526-2531, Carrie Wiggins 231 881-6400

Harbor Springs, Monday, April 1 at 1 pm Get a fun start to your spring break. Welcome all - throw a ball and knock down those pins. Corner of State and Main St. All ages welcome.

New Spring Break Mini Camps at Crooked Tree Arts Center, are being of-

fered in visual and performing arts for grades K-8 and are coupled with over 40 spring class offerings this season. The new spring break mini-classes run April 1-5 and are typically 3 hours long.Classes offered

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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.

anyone interested in practicing their Spanish speaking and lis75 tening skills are to join e 19welcome Sinc us at the Harbor Springs Library 526-6041 on Thursdays at 5:00pm. All Our Annual abilities and ages are welcome Cinco de Mayo to attend this informal Come Celebrate!conversation group. 526-2531 or GreatCall Food! Margaritas! Fun! visit www.harborspringslibrary. Bring Your Friends! org for more information.

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will be offered by the PDL during the 2013 Winter-Spring seasons. Family Fun Nights will be held in the Carnegie Building from 6:30-8:30 on the third Tuesday of the month. Parent Child Lap Sits; Story Hours on Saturday - these programs are offered by Youth Service Staff; there will be two 5-week sessions of Babies and Books, and more. Call the Youth Services Dept at 758-3112 for more information on the many programs available. Library is open: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri, Sat, Sun: Noon-5 pm. Library is located in downtown Petoskey, 500 E Mitchell St. 231-758-3100.


Movement,” for 2,5-4 year olds, “Music and Mel” for 3-6 year olds, and “Lap Sit Sing Along” ages newborn-3. Youth offerings in the visual arts include “Kids Cre8”, “Build It”, “Stop Motion Animation”, “Youth Photography” “Intro to ArtLearning to Draw” and many more. Performing Arts have several classes for the younger children. Adult classes include creative writing; hand drawn animation, introduction to Watercolor; Drawing, and more. For more information, schedules and registraton for all the spring offerings go to www. or call 231-3474337. Registration is still open, and classes are filling quickly.

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Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. Join Rick Gay, beekeeper and owner of Indian River Wilderness Honey, to learn the basics of beekeeping and the ins and outs of the local honeymaking trade. See all the “woodenwares” firsthand, learn how they are used and even try on a bee suit. Admission: please bring food items for the Harbor Springs Food Pantry. The Outfitter is located at 153 E. Main St in downtown Harbor Springs. For more info: (231) 526-2621 or www.outfitterharborsprings. com.

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continued last century. It stars Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson. Donations appreciated. For more information on upcoming films call the PFT Movie Hotline at 758-3108,

Fundraiser Fancy Nancy Afternoon Tea, hosted by Stafford’s Bay View Inn, will take place Sunday, April 28 beginning at 2 p.m., with live entertainment provided by the Little Traverse Youth Choir (LTYC). Brenda Bell and Kimberly Cerrudo, co-chairs of the choir’s parent association announced the event which will help raise funds for the Choir’s summer tour to Canada. In addition to tea, the event will offer an assortment of tasty finger sandwiches and small desserts, as well as chocolates. The event offers children and adults an occasion to dress and act with style in keeping with the Fancy Nancy children’s picture book series by Jane O’Connor. The LTYC, directed by Jamie Platte, will sing a number of compositions. Cost is $7 per person. Tickets available at McLean & Eakin Booksellers in downtown Petoskey.

Music and Dance

ABOUT TOWN holland. His music is among the most performed throughout the world. He continues to serve on the faculty at Butler University’s Jordan College of Arts, Indianapolis, and plans to be with the Chorale during these performances. Peter D. Sims is directing the Chorale, with Michelle Mitchum playing piano. Tickets are $10/adults and $7 for persons 12 and under.Tickets are available from the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce 231-347-4140; Harbor Springs Chamber 231526-7999 or from Chorale members. They will also be available at the door one hour prior to the concert. For more information call Janada Chingwa at 231347-1618.

The Dennos Museum Center, at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City will present jazz vocalist, Carolyn Leonhart on Saturday, April 6 at 8 pm in the Milliken Auditorium. Leonhart is one of New York’s most active singers today. She currently teaches at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. She will be offering a workshop for NMC Jazz students the afternoon of her concert day at the Dennos. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door, $22 for Museum members. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Museum Box office 231995-1553 or online at www.

Tickets are now on sale, for the 32nd annual Spring Concert of the Northern Michigan Choral.Titled “The Power of the Human Voice”, it will be performed at the Petoskey Middle School Auditorium the evening of Sat, April 20 at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoon, April 21 at 3:30 pm.. Music for this concert is commissioned works of choral arrangements by James Q. Mul-

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.

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

NOTICE OF CLOSE OF REGISTRATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Special Elections will be held in all voting precincts in the County of Emmet, Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at which time the following millage proposals will appear: PELLSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS OPERATING MILLAGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL EXEMPTING PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE AND OTHER PROPERTY EXEMPTED BY LAW 18 MILLS FOR 5 YEARS Full text of the ballot proposal may be obtained at the administrative offices of Pellston Public Schools, 172 North Park Street, Pellston, Michigan 49769, telephone: (231) 539-8682.

TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN THE ELECTION, qualified electors must register with the city or township clerk by April 8, 2013. Clerks will be available on April 8, 2013, at the times and places listed below, or you may call your city or township clerk for an appointment. In addition, registrations may be taken during regular business hours at the Secretary of State’s Office, 1185 US 31 N, Petoskey, and the Emmet County Clerk’s office, 200 Division Street, Petoskey.

Bliss Township Doris LaVictor, Clerk 925 W. Bliss Rd. 231-537-4728 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Carp Lake Township Angie Berry, Clerk 6339 Gill Rd. 231-537-3025 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Center Township Linda Bailey , Clerk 981 Van Rd. 231-539-8592 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Maple River Township Tammy S. Gregory, Clerk 3989 S. US 31 231-529-3000 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

McKinley Township Krystal Kredell-Mallory, Clerk 1820 N. US 31 231-420-2065 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Pleasantview Township Debra Bosma, Clerk Township Hall, 2982 S. Pleasantview 231-526-8140 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Readmond Township Molly K. Veling, Clerk 6008 Wormwood Lane 231-526-9601 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Wawatam Township Grace Gwilt, Clerk 123 W. Etherington Ave 231-436-5166 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


The Catholic Communities of L’Arbre Croche Easter Week Schedule: Holy Childhood of Jesus Church: Holy Thursday Liturgy, March 28 @ 7:00 p.m; Good Friday Liturgy, March 29 @ 1:30 pm; Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil Liturgy, March 30, 9:00 pm Easter Sunday, March 31 Mass at 8:30 and 11:00 am Holy Cross Church, Cross Village, Easter Sunday Mass,9:00 am St. Nicholas Church, Larks Lake, Easter Sunday Mass, 11:00 am.

First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, Maundy Thursday, March 28 the music ministry of First Presbyterian Church Harbor Springs will present John Rutter’s “Requiem” at 6:45 p.m., following the final Lenten Soup Supper. For Good Friday, the film “St John in Exile” will be shown beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Gathering Place of the church. Easter Sunday service is at 10:00 a.m., with the Reverend Jim Pollard preaching. The Chancel Choir will sing. Organist and director Peter D. Sims will play Dan Edwards’s arrangement of “The Day of Resurrection” for the offertory. Coffee fellowship takes place following the worship service. For more information visit or call 5267332. First Presbyterian Church Harbor Springs is located at the corner of W. Lake and Cemetery Roads.

Harbor Springs United Methodist Church/Alanson UMC, A Service of Tenebrae will be held on Maundy Thursday, March 28 at 7 pm at the Alanson UMC. A communitywide Good Friday service will be at 7 pm at the Alanson Church of the Nazarene with combined choirs of the Harbor Springs and Alanson UNCs singing. A pie social will be held at 6 p.m. before the service. Easter Sunday will see a Sunrise service at 7 a.m. at the Alanson UMC followed by a potluck Easter Breakfast. Easter celebration will be at 9 am at the Alanson UMC and at 11 a.m. at the Harbor Springs UMC. Pastor Mary Sweet’s message is “A New Beginning--Resurrection.” The combined Chancel Choir will sing accompanied by

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Marion Kuebler on piano and Marga Eickholt on cello. Sunday school will follow the children’s worship message with special treats for the kids. For more information, umcharborsprings. com.

Stutsmanville Chapel,: A Good Friday Service is planned for Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m., featuring portions of the film “St. John in Exile”. The public is invited. An Easter morning celebration will begin with a breakfast from 9-10 am. There will be no Sunday School. At 10 am there will be a Children’s Easter Activity. The Morning Worship Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. and Pastor Ed Warner will speak at this service following a time of musical celebration! Nursery for 1-3 yr. olds will be provided and Children’s Church is held during the sermon portion of the Worship Service. There will be no Youth Group on this evening.

Farmers Markets Harbor Springs, Farmers Market, is open indoors on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 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 a.m.-1 p.m. until the last Thursday in May. The market is located at the Charlevoix Public Library, Community Room.

History Harbor Springs History Museum, 349 E. Main St., is open year round. During March and April, the museum galleries will be open by appointment only during regular business hours, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Our current temporary exhibit A Delightful Destination: Little Traverse Bay at the Turn of the Century has been extended and will remain on display here through May 4, 2013. If you would like to make an appointment to tour the museum during our business hours, please call 526-9771.

For more information about the Historical Society and our upcoming events, please visit us online at

Health 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. 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.

14  Harbor Light Community Newsweekly

Week of March 27-April 2, 2013

Michele Burian

I Believe we are given gifts Editor’s Note: This essay, the fifth in our community This I Believe series, was written by Harbor Springs resident Michele Burian, a tireless advocate for people, animals, and the planet.


believe we are given gifts, and they aren’t always all wrapped up nice and pretty. In fact when they come disguised as cruelty or senseless suffering of an animal at the hand of man it is particularly heartbreaking for me. I can’t just look away. In the fall of 2001 I was up in Marquette County on the Yellow Dog Plains. I had been to a Greg Brown concert/ fundraiser the evening before to preserve Pinnacle Falls on the Yellow Dog River and was set out on the twisty two tracks, with vague directions and the gazetteer to find them. It was a crisp, sunny morning-after-thefirst-snow kind of fall day. Driving and singing along with Greg on the radio, we rounded a turn and we were met head on with a WOLF....with her hind leg caught in a leg trap. It was horrifying. It was one of those moments you never forget. You know, that at once breaks your heart and blows it wide open too. Helpless and panicked to see us, she tried even harder to free her back leg by chewing feverishly at it and snarling and growling. She looked exhausted, crazed, scared. If I had a gun that day I would have used it. We had no choice but to drive away. My call to the DNR was answered by a mostly disinterested voice who informed me that leg traps were legal, and only required by law to be checked every 72 hours (WHAT?) and that I was most certainly mistaken- it was probably a coyote. He was mistaken. She was a Wolf.

It took me a long time to recover from that beautiful/ horrible day. I see this image in my mind and tears still well up in my eyes, my heart literally hurts even now some 11-plus years later as I write this. And honestly I’m glad I haven’t fully recovered. Back then I channeled that energy right into starting a local group, Northern Michigan People for Peace. At that time the war drum was beating for Iraq and we had local peace rallies and marches. I went to Washington twice. Once with a bus load of high schoolers to rally on the national mall. It was all I could do. I believe, to this day, that the Wolf’s medicine walks with me. She opened my heart and whispered me a little more out of my slumber. Her gift to me was not delivered in a pretty way. My gift to her all these years has been an ever deeper relationship with the compass of my heart. Recently my gift to her is to be a voice to her suffering as I have gathered signatures on her behalf this winter to let the voters decide if there should be a wolf hunt in Michigan. You see early last year wolves came off the endangered species list and now the governor has signed legislation that could allow a trophy hunt or a lottery season on them. We only have 687 wolves in Michigan. And yes, claw traps are legal. Gathering signatures. Educating. This, I believe, is the least I can do.

Michele Burian

Harbor Light Newspaper photo/Jessica Evans

Share your stories, experiences and beliefs Submit your essays “This I Believe” is more than a powerful statement. It’s an international movement based on a 1950s radio program of the same name, hosted by acclaimed journalist Edward R. Murrow. In 2004, This I Believe was founded as an independent, notfor-profit organization that engages youth and adults from all walks of life in writing, sharing, and discussing brief essays about the core values that guide their daily lives. Now in 2013, This I Believe is coming to our community in the form of a partnership between the Harbor Light Newspaper and the Harbor Springs Library. Accepting submissions on a rolling basis, the up-to 500 word essays will be collected for a website, printed in this newspaper, and read at community gatherings hosted at the library. A continuous celebration of stories from all ages, this project will seek to give voice to a community, in its own words. To participate, simply put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and finish the thought: “this I believe.” Here’s some additional guidelines, provided by This I Believe ( We understand how challenging this is—it requires such intimacy that no one else can do it for you. To guide you through this process, we offer these suggestions: Tell a story: Be specific. Take your belief out of the ether and ground it in the events of your life. Consider moments when belief was formed or tested or changed. Think of your own experience, work, and family, and tell of the things you know that no one else does. Your story need not be heart-warming or gut-wrenching—it can even be funny—but it should be real. Make sure your story ties to the essence of your daily life philosophy and the shaping of your beliefs.

Be brief: Your statement should be between 350 and 500 words. That’s about three minutes when read aloud at your natural pace. Name your belief: If you can’t name it in a sentence or two, your essay might not be about belief. Also, rather than writing a list, consider focusing on one core belief, because three minutes is a very short time. Be positive: Please avoid preaching or editorializing. Tell us what you do believe, not what you don’t believe. Avoid speaking in the editorial “we.” Make your essay about you; speak in the first person. Be personal: Write in words and phrases that are comfortable for you to speak. We recommend you read your essay aloud to yourself several times, and each time edit it and simplify it until you find the words, tone, and story that truly echo your belief and the way you speak. In a time when personal statements of belief-- as hard as they can be to describe-- are more important than ever, we’re humbled to offer a chance to be witness to the beliefs of our community. Gather the generations of a family together, task a book club, or simply commit to doing this for yourself-- just find a way to commit to contributing to this vital and wonderful community project, and when you do, email your essay to, or mail it to the Harbor Light Newspaper, 211 E. Third Street, Harbor Springs, MI. 49740.

Please add your personal statement of belief to the community This I Believe project. Email essays (see submission guidelines to the right) to or mail to the Harbor Light Newspaper, 211 E. Third Street, Harbor Springs, MI. 49740 For more information on the international This I Believe movement, or to read essays from other communities visit

--Kate Bassett

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