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Spring Fix Up

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Grim Outlook School board faced with cuts and spending down school savings in balancing budget

Bowling Time

It’s Spring Break, the ski hills are officially closed, and downtown Harbor Springs can seem a bit...quiet this time of year. The “mud season” typically brings the last lull in visitors before summer gets into full swing, and it’s almost as if rolling a bowling ball down Main Street would pose zero traffic hazards. Each year, friends and neighbors gather to test that theory in celebration of spring, Harbor Springsstyle. The annual Bowling Down Main Street will take place this year on Friday, March 30 at 1 pm-- and organizers are gladly cheering “Come one, come all and roll a ball.” Kids of all ages are invited to knock down pins in a tradition that marks the end of winter and a street party to celebrate the coming of sunshine, outdoor activities and busy business months ahead.

Downtown Planning DDA looks to finalize planning process, hire consultant prior to summer By DANIELLE McINTOSH Harbor Light Newspaper

Harbor Springs’ Downtown Development Authority met early Wednesday morning, March 21, to discuss proposals submitted by various firms for a downtown enhancement plan. As directed by city council, the DDA has taken the lead in a development process for Harbor Springs downtown and its waterfront; by law, the group must have a plan in place to begin garnering funds, and the Authority is currently in the process of hiring a firm to assist with its creation. According to board member Kathie Breighner, the DDA has an -CONTINUED on page 3.

By KATE BASSETT Harbor Light Newspaper

It’s time to start thinking summer and Irish Boat Shop is gearing up for the boating season. The Harbor Springs facility is replacing its main dock this spring. Pictured, the company barge and crane are on site ready for work to start on the dock replacement project in the next few weeks. Part of the preparation will involve a small amount of dredging. According to Irish president Michael Esposito, they have a permit for 300 yards of dredging. The main dock was last replaced in 1985. The dock project will be completed in time for the summer boating and sailing season, Esposito said.

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Touring the past in Petoskey: Hemingway and Haunted Hot Spots By DANIELLE McINTOSH Harbor Light Newspaper

Petoskey resident Chris Struble has a passion for history, mystery, all things Ernest Hemingway, and the town he calls home. It’s a combination that led him into a successful secondary business venture: the Petoskey Yesterday Tours. The historical (and haunted) guided jaunts around Petoskey began as “pure entertainment,” Struble said, a result of getting together with friend and Central Michigan University history professor and author of Picturing Hemingway’s Michigan, Michael Federspiel, to give family and other friends tours of the area. Yet, as Struble and Federspiel uncovered more and more historical facts and spooky ghost stories, enthusiasm led them to bring these blast-from-the-past opportunities to the public.

Enter Petoskey Yesterday Tours. A board member of the Hemingway Society for the past twelve years, Struble said his interest in the area’s tourism boom and its influential visitors is rooting in people like Ernest Hemingway, who spent a lot of time in northern Michigan, and specifically, in Petoskey. This summer, Petoskey and Bay View will host the International Conference of the Hemingway Society for history (and literary) enthusiasts from North America and Europe June 17-22. Many conference goers will opt to stay in yet another history-rich building and hot spot for metaphysical happenings, the Perry Hotel-- because the writer himself once stayed there. “We found a document from Hemingway himself that said in 1915 he slept at the Perry Hotel; he paid 75 cents,” Struble added with chuckle. Struble said he began researching Hemingway’s life on what would have been the author’s 100th birthday, and enjoys incorporating Hemingway into the historical tours. -CONTINUED on page 9.

Smiles were in short supply during the Harbor Springs Board of Education meeting Monday, March 26. With gloomy budget forecasts for the next two years on the screen, board members did a lot of staring-and sighing-- at the numbers being presented. While the meeting opened with facilities updates, including the board’s approval of Traverse-City based Cornerstone Architect’s proposal for architectural and engineering services for a building and site millage-funded project, the renovation of the high school locker rooms, it quickly turned to talk of budget deficits and dissipating savings. -CONTINUED on page 9.

Delta’s Pellston flights now stopping in Alpena By KATE BASSETT Harbor Light Newspaper

Passengers flying on Delta Airlines Pellston-Detroit route now pit-stop in Alpena to pick up passengers at the Alpena Regional Airport. The added stop, which began on March 25, will end May 1, said Kelley Atkins, Pellston Regional Airport manager. “We’ll be back to direct flight service as we get into our busy season,” he said during a phone interview Monday morning. “The reality is the planes are just not full during this time of year in Pellston or Alpena, and the airline is looking for ways to save money.” The extra stop will likely add an extra 20-40 minutes to the Pellston-CONTINUED on page 3.

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Chris Struble’s love of local history has translated into a growing side business, Petoskey Yesterday Tours. Struble said he loves to take people back in time, and his information and story-rich tours highlight the area’s past in a number of ways, from general history and Ernest Hemingway tours to adventures surrounding the most haunted spots in Petoskey. (Harbor Light Newspaper photo/Mark Flemming)

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observations In their Own Words It’s time to start talking about sexual assault prevention A look at the Petoskey Regional By CHRIS KRAJEWSKI Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Program Director Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan

Why are we hearing so many reports of sexual violence in the news lately? Hopefully it is because victims of these crimes are starting to get needed support instead of condemnation. For too long victims have been silenced by the fear they will be blamed, humiliated and disbelieved. A step in the right direction would be that no survivor is ever asked what she was wearing or how much she had to drink the night she was raped. The next step is working to end the violence which will require us to be more proactive. Rape, battering, sexual abuse and sexual harassment impacts millions of individuals and families in the U.S. In our small neck of the woods the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan handled 881 domestic abuse and sexual assault crisis calls last year, and provided direct services and counseling to 312 survivors of sexual assault (in addition to 664 survivors of domestic abuse, which often includes sexual abuse and assault). A 2011 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that one in six women in the U.S. has been the victim of an attempted or completed sexual assault in her lifetime. So if you think of six women you know—your daughter, sister, mother, partner, friend or coworker—one of them represents a possible survivor. Speaking of our daughters, a report by the American Medical Association reveals 20 percent

of adolescent girls have been physically or sexually assaulted by someone they are dating. The CDC study also reveals nearly 1.6 million men in the United States reported having been raped in his lifetime, many when they were younger than 11. Why are we not doing more to put an end to this violence? Those who commit rape and sexual assault are not aliens who have been dropped on earth from another planet. They are typically people the victim knows and trusts. They are in our homes, schools, places of worship, locker rooms, even in the workplace. What are we doing as a society of well-meaning men and women to openly and earnestly examine the root causes of these crimes? How is our culture helping to perpetuate this violence in men and boys through the music we hear, the video games we play, the advertisement we see, the magazines we read and the movies and TV shows we watch? Is the manner in which our culture defines “manhood” linked to the endless stream of news reports about sexual violence? How do we make it the norm to call-out a buddy if his comments toward women are demeaning, or his behavior abusive? April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year’s theme is “It’s time…to talk about it.” If we start the conversation today and continue to scrutinize the ways in which our society is breeding a culture of violence against women and girls; our understanding may lead us to proactive solutions that will end this type of violence.

Poetry

Letter to the editor

American Life in Poetry

Fight against colorectal cancer

BY TED KOOSER,

To the Editor: America is making progress in the fight against colorectal cancer. However, it still remains the second leading cause of cancer death. According to the Michigan Cancer Consortium, during 2010, 5,170 Michigan men and women were diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 1,740 people died from colorectal cancer. The good news is that colorectal cancer is one of only a few cancers that can actually be prevented through the use of regular screening tests. Screening saves lives. During National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month this March, I urge our community to become more aware of the need to get screened for colorectal cancer. Unfortunately, nearly half of Americans are not getting the recommended screenings they need. Many deaths expected from colorectal cancer this year could be avoided with wider use of proven screening tests. In an effort to help this situation, the Health Department is offering free colorectal cancer home screening kits to men and women age 50-64 who meet certain income requirements. To learn more about free screening test kits available to eligible individuals, call the Health Department at 1-800-432-4121.

U.S. POET LAUREATE

I don’t think we’ve ever published a poem about a drinker. Though there are lots of poems on this topic, many of them are too judgmental for my liking. But here’s one I like, by Jeanne Wagner, of Kensington, California, especially for its original central comparison.

My mother was like the bees because she needed a lavish taste on her tongue, a daily tipple of amber and gold to waft her into the sky, a soluble heat trickling down her throat. Who could blame her for starting out each morning with a swig of something furious in her belly, for days when she dressed in flashy lamé leggings like a starlet, for wriggling and dancing a little madly, her crazy reels and her rumbas, for coming home wobbly with a flicker of clover’s inflorescence still clinging to her clothes, enough to light the darkness of a pitch-black hive.

Joy Klooster, Colorectal Cancer Control Coordinator Health Department of Northwest Michgan

American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation (www. poetryfoundation.org), publisher of Poetry magazine. It is also supported by the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Poem copyright ©2010 by Jeanne Wagner from her most recent book of poetry, In the Body of Our Lives , Sixteen Rivers Press, 2010. Poem reprinted by permission of Jeanne Wagner and the publisher. Introduction copyright © 2012 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.

Chamber of Commerce

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of “in their own words” stories about organizations, local government programs, committees, and commissions who are working to preserve and protect this area’s sense of place, and to create sustainable, vibrant year-round communities. Carlin Smith is the executive director of the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce. He shares here some of the work his organization is doing, and how the Petoskey Chamber has evolved over the years to collaborate and serve as a partner in growing the area’s economy.

Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce By CARLIN SMITH, Executive Director

MISSION: To help businesses in the Petoskey area succeed while protecting our community’s quality of life and fostering responsible growth. The chamber has worked very hard over the past several years in direct partnership with the Downtown Management Board (DMB) to assure that Petoskey has a vibrant downtown. Over that time, the DMB has become much stronger and is now a stand-alone organization affiliated with the City of Petoskey. While we still support the DMB and provide some assistance, we’re no longer as involved in downtown programming as we once were. The chamber’s continuing downtown events are Art in the Park and the Downtown Farmer’s Market. Because of that, we’re now able to strengthen chamber programs and services beyond the downtown. One area of particular growth over the past few years is business advocacy. The PRCC is part of an eight-chamber partnership called the Northern Michigan Regional Chamber Alliance. This alliance advocates on behalf of around 6,500 businesses and has a full-time Director of Government Relations, Doug DeYoung. Most of our advocacy work is at the state level. The chamber has also expanded its networking programming. Connecting Women in Business has been our biggest success story; this group averages more than 85-women at their monthly luncheons. We launched a speed networking event this year that has been well received. Of course, our Business After Hours events continue to be well attended. We also continue to offer an aggressive business education program. Our mission with this program is to provide quality, affordable professional development opportunities for business owners, managers, and human resources staff that is close to home. Tourism in this area is economic development. Therefore, we run a Visitor’s Information center six-days-week year ‘round and have a Visitor’s Information section of our web site, www. petoskey.com. We also publish a Visitor’s Guide and annually present Festival on the Bay as a way to promote Petoskey. The festival, by the way, will be in its 10th year in 2012! Much of our advocacy work is focused on tourism issues. We also offer a local-spending promotion called Community Cash. What is our direction for the future? Our strategic plan calls for a stronger partnership with the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, Emmet County, and the City of Petoskey so that we can play a more aggressive role in economic development in Emmet County. We’ve been providing tools and services to help existing businesses succeed; and we’re now ready to do all that we can to bring more businesses to the area. The PRCC is a membership-based organization that currently serves a membership of 765-businesses/organizations. We have a full-time staff of four.

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Emmet County Harbor Springs spring pick-up program city of Harbor Springs cannot offer the service if Sheriff will seek willTheprovide a spring leaf and the resident/property owner brush pick-up program from has hired a commercial serre-election April 9 - May 18. Leaves, brush vice to trim trees or bushes

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Emmet County Sheriff Peter A. Wallin has announced he is seeking re-election for his third term. Wallin has been sheriff since July of 2002. Wallin has served with the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office since October 1981. Wallin has held positions within the Office as a road patrol deputy, DARE Officer, Accident Reconstuctionist, and Undersheriff before being appointed to Sheriff in 2002. “It’s been an honor to serve the citizens of Emmet County for the last 10 years. I will continue to maintain and provide quality law enforcement services. In addition, despite the tight economy, I will also keep on providing a safe and secure jail system” Wallin said.

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“unusual scope for the project” and is looking for three specific skill sets from the firm they will potentially bring on board. The skill sets will focus on knowledge of funding, economic development and public process. She noted the ideal firm’s proposal will include advice on how to operate the DDA (with funding suggestions), an economic development plan for Harbor Springs, as well as a plan on how to conduct the public process that will accompany any plans for potential waterfront projects. “Some of these proposals missed the mark,” Breighner said to the board. “If you look closely, some of these focused on one and avoided another.” DDA board members will

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or clear brush. The service provider will be responsible for removal. City residents and property owners only may take leaves, grass and other yard waste generated from in-City locations directly to the City’s Compost Pile (not in plastic bags) at Kiwanis Park any time. The city cannot accept brush at Kiwanis Park or any other City location. Brush is accepted at the Emmet County Drop-Off Center – 7363 Pleasantview Road. Questions about this service can be directed to Joel Clark at the Department of Public Works at 526-0604.

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Detroit travel time, Atkins noted. He said passengers who board in Pellston will be able to remain in the plane as it picks up additional travelers in Alpena. “This is not any indication that we’re in serious trouble or that we’re losing service,” Atkins stressed. “Pellston is valuable to Delta. We’re phenomenal in June, July, and August. The fact is, we have lower numbers during the fall, winter, and spring. We’re looking forward to a good season this summer.” As for if the added Alpena stop will return come fall, Atkins said “it’s all up in the air.” “It’s about numbers. We’ll have to wait and see.”

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read over each of the seven submitted proposals; Breighner noted a small group of board members already reviewed the proposals, leaning toward four to interview. Following a consensus from the board, an all-day meeting will be conducted with scheduled interview presentations set for 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.. The meeting date is set for Tuesday, April 17. The board indicated a desire to hire a firm prior to summer. “Heading into summer is great timing for public comment and we can include all of our residents (City of Harbor Springs property owners),” noted Tom Richards, city manager. Also during the meeting,

Richards said downtown Harbor Springs’ businesses can now officially apply for redevelopment liquor licenses. Re-development liquor licenses can potentially help bring new businesses into town, or allow existing businesses to expand. Requirements are not easily met, noted Richards. The city needs to have invested $200,000 in the business district to be eligible for each license, and individual requirements for each business include specifics such as the number of seats and a set amount in investments. During Wednesday’s meeting, the board also discussed developing a specific mission statement for the Harbor Springs DDA. Words like ‘en-

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FORECLOSURE NOTICE RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, P.C. MAY BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. IF YOU ARE A MILITARY SERVICEMEMBER ON ACTIVE DUTY NOW OR IN THE The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality PRIOR NINE MONTHS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE. Mortgage Sale proposes to reissue a discharge permit authorization Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage made by Robert for a wastewater discharge to the ground or groundwater J. Hartwick and Patricia A. Hartwick, husband and wife to Foundation Financial Group LLC, Mortgagee, dated May 25, 2006, and recorded on June 2, 2006, in pursuant to Rule 2218 of the Part 22 Rules of Part 31, WaLiber 1079, Page 510, Emmet County Records, said mortgage was assigned ter Resources Protection, of the Natural Resources and to Wells Fargo Bank N.A., as Trustee, for Carrington Mortgage Loan Trust, Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended Series 2006-NC3 Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates by an Assignment of (Act 451) being Sections 324.3101 through 324.3119 of Mortgage which has been submitted to the Emmet County Register of Deeds, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of the Complied Laws of Michigan, and the administrative Four Hundred Seventy Thousand Eight Hundred Seventy-Three and 11/100 rules promulgated there under, to: ($470,873.11) including interest at the rate of 6.50000% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made Boyne Highlands and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a 600 Highlands Drive sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public venue, at the Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740 place of holding the Circuit Court in said Emmet County, where the premises to be sold or some part of them are situated, at 11:00 AM on April 5, 2012 Said The applicant proposes to discharge a maximum 170,000 premises are situated in the Township of Pleasantview, Emmet County, Michigallons per day (36,500,000 gallons per year) of sanitary gan, and are described as: Unit 160 - Trout Creek Condominium, according to sewage wastewater only to the ground and groundwater the Master Deed recorded in Liber 457, Pages 121 inclusive, Emmet County from their discharge areas located in the NW 1/4 of the Records, and designated as Emmet County Condominium subdivision Plan No. 37, together with rights in general common elements and limited common NW 1/4 of Section 36, T36N, R5W, Pleasant View Townelements as set forth in the above described Master Deed and Amendments ship, Emmet County. thereto and as described by Act 59 of the Public Acts of 1978m as amended. Commonly known as: 4749 S PLEASANTVIEW RD If the property is eventually Comments or objections to the proposed authorization sold at foreclosure sale, the redemption period will be 6.00 months from the date received by April 24, 2012, will be considered in the final of sale unless the property is abandoned or used for agricultural purposes. If decision to grant the authorization. Persons desiring inforthe property is determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241 and/ mation regarding the proposed permit, or procedures for or 600.3241a, the redemption period will be 30 days from the date of sale, or 15 days after statutory notice, whichever is later. If the property is presumed commenting or requesting a hearing should contact to be used for agricultural purposes prior to the date of the foreclosure sale Permits Section, Water Resources Division, Department of pursuant to MCL 600.3240, the redemption period is 1 year. Pursuant to MCL Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 30458, Lansing, Michigan 600.3278, if the property is sold at a foreclosure sale, the borrower(s) will be held 48909, Telephone: 517-373-8148. responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damaging the property during the redemption Copies of the public notice and proposed authorization period. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the may be obtained via the internet (http://www.deq.state. sale. In that event, your damages are, if any, limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, mi.us/owis - click on ‘Permits on Public Notice’) or at the please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Water Resources Division, Cadillac District Office, located Dated: March 7, 2012 at 120 West Chapin Street, Cadillac, Michigan 49601Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., as 2158, Telephone: 231-876-4474. Trustee, for Carrington Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2006-NC3 Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates FAIRBAIRN REALTY 43252 Woodward Avenue, Suite 180, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302, (248) 335-9200 Case No. 12MI00229-1 (03-07)(03-28)

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This week, Hunger Games roared into theaters and blew away the competition. This is the latest example of an extremely successful book series being made into even more successful movies. The trick is getting the readers hooked on the stories. This isn’t a new idea; serialized stories have been around for centuries. Even Charles Dickens used periodicals to sell his tales, but they offered chapters of the same story, rather than new stories using the same characters. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was one of the first to write different stories using the same characters, but he

was not alone. As wonderful as it is that these books manage to get kids voluntarily reading, it makes me a little melancholy that it is always about something supernatural, like wizards and vampires, or like the protagonist in Hunger Games, someone in an extraordinary situation. Sometimes a story just caring about people is enough, if it is written well. The first book that I remember reading and wanting anxiously to get to the next chapter was The Little House in the Big Woods. Nothing flashy here, just life on the frontier, but I devoured those

books, wanting to know each step in the life of Laura and her family, be it in the woods or on the prairie or by a creek. I cared desperately that Jack the dog not get eaten by a wolf or whether Mary would get her eyesight back and I so wanted my dad to play the fiddle. (My husband plays the banjo; I guess that’s close.) L. Frank Baum didn’t write just about the Wizard of Oz, he wrote 18 books about Oz and I checked them out of the library repeatedly until I knew many of them by nearly by heart. Glinda of Oz was my favorite of the series, but the characters I remember best

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Eileen M. “Lee” Wilderotter of Harbor Springs, died peacefully at home in Perry Farm Village on March 20, 2012. She was 92. Born in Newark, NJ, Mrs. Wilderotter was the daughter of the late John and Mary Elizabeth “Molly” (Howley) Barry. She was a graduate of Queen of Peace Grammar School (North Arlington), St. Vincent’s Academy (Newark), and Connecticut College (New London, CT) Class of 1941 where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and was President of the Dramatic Club. At the age of 53 she earned a Master of Arts in Library Science from the University of Michigan. Lee married Lt. Robert George Wilderotter on March 24, 1943. After the war they lived in Bloomfield, NJ, and then moved to Short Hills while maintaining a summer home in Avon-by-the-Sea. Active in the St. Rose of Lima Auxiliary, Overlook Hospital Twig, and bridge groups, she

was also a Cub Scout den mother and Girl Scout leader. After the family moved to East Grand Rapids, MI, and later, Edina MN, and Grand Blanc, MI, Lee worked as a Children’s Librarian in the Flint Public Library. In retirement, she and Bob lived in Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ. She enjoyed traveling all over the USA to be with her children and grandchildren. She was an active member in the College Club of FanwoodScotch Plains before returning to Michigan, living in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and then Harbor Springs. She was a member of the Friends of the Harbor Springs Area District Library and the Petoskey District Library. A life-long learner and avid reader, she never ceased encouraging and inspiring others. She is survived by her nine children and their spouses: Mari and Jerome McDevitt (Scotch Plains & Avon, NJ), Carl and Jane Wilderotter (Metairie, LA), Judy and Jack

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Emalee R. Tippett, 14, went to be with her Lord and the Angels on March 20, 2012. Emalee was born Aug. 27, 1997 in Petoskey to Douglas and Shelly (Schmalzried) Tippett. She grew up in the Brutus area. She attended the Pat TaylorSchool of the Intermediate School District. Emalee loved life and being around happy people. She enjoyed horseback riding, going to school, music, attending sporting events with her family and friends, swimming and many other activities. She had an immediate impact on everyone she met even without speaking a single word. Emalee is survived by her parents, her sister Kayla, her maAcoustic Guitar/Voice ternal grandparents David and Joyce Schmalzried of Brutus, folk.blues.jazz her paternal grandparents Tom and Teresa Tippett of Harbor 439 Pine Street Springs, her great grandmother Merlyn Tippett of Harbor Harbor Springs, MI 49740 hglahn@charter.net Springs, her aunts Pam Kruskie (Jeff) and Michelle Schwartz Don’t miss Hank & Stan with Andy Bo White & the Tarczon (Russell), her special friend Brown and manyBros. other aunts, Rhythm Section (Herb Glahn + Bob Bowne = “Hank & Stan”) uncles and cousins. Saturday, Sept. 12life - From - before 12am 26 at at StutA celebration of her took8pm place on March At Little Traverse Bay Golf Club (in the tent) smanville Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations are appreciated Free-will offerings for Manna Food Project are encouraged for Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding 1773 S. Hurd Ln. Harbor Springs, Mi. 49740. Online condolences may be made at www. stonefuneralhomeinc.com.

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Harvey (Harbor Springs), Mark and K a t h y Wilderotter (Merritt Island, FL), Gini and Jeff Eileen Wilderotter Graham ( Be a ve rton, OR), Dave Wilderotter (Lake Tahoe, CA), Wendy Wilderotter and Deb Malmgren (Jersey City & Kittatinny Lake, NJ), Christine and Richard Carreno (Manlius, NY & Harbor Springs), and Lisa and Mike Ethington (East Grand Rapids & Drummond Island, MI); 17 grandchildren: Kelly, John, Molly, Anne, Eric, Mary Elizabeth, Megan, Adam, Andy, Jack, Tom, Jake, Nick, Peter, Patrick, Michael, and Amy; 15 greatgrandchildren; her brother and sister-in-law Jack and Barbara Barry (Morristown, NJ), a sister-in-law Barbara Rinkor (Maplewood, NJ) and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband on December 25. They would have celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on Saturday. A Mass for her intention has been offered at the Augustine Center at the Sacramentine Monastery, Conway, MI. There will be no visitation, but a Mass of Christian Burial for both Robert & Eileen will be offered on May 12 at Holy Childhood Church, Harbor Springs, followed by interment at Holy Childhood Cemetery. A celebration of their lives will be held on June 30 at St. Elizabeth’s Church, Avon, NJ. Donations may be made in her memory to your local library or to a charity of your choice.

were the Flatheads, whose brains were piled on their, as advertised, flat heads. In elementary school, we would have the option of buying paperback books periodically from Scholastic Books and my mom indulged me completely on that point because she was a big proponent of reading. You would get a flyer describing the books and pick what you wanted and a few weeks later, they would be delivered to the school. Those were exciting days for us. I followed faithfully the adventures of The Bobbsey Twins and the mystery solving talents of The Happy Hollisters. Cherry Ames, Student Nurse also solved mysteries in her spare time (through 27 novels) and convinced me for a while that I wanted to be a nurse. To cash in on the success of Annette Funicello when her Mouse Club days were over, Disney produced a series of books called the Annette Mysteries. I read them over and over; I really wanted to be either Annette or Hayley Mills, but that’s another story. Probably out of all the mystery series, the most popular for a long time were Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys. Both stories were made into several movies and scored on television, but it was the books that were the backbone of the franchise, with almost 200 volumes in each series. J. R. R. Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings because his publishers wanted a follow up to the successful story of The Hobbit. They knew a good thing when they saw it. Anne Rice penned The Vampire Chronicles over a 25-year period, with frequent breaks to write other novels and some non-fiction, but she came back to the characters that put her on the map. R. L. Stein had a very successful run in the nineties with his Goosebumps stories, putting his characters in some pretty frightening situations. In many ways, Stein and Rice paved the way for the phenomenon we have recently observed. I’m not sure the

jump could have been made directly from the innocence of The Hardy Boys to the reasonably adult storyline of Hunger Games without some bridge along with way. The Harry Potter series, along with The Twilight Saga have dominated the reading choices of a generation, their movies draw even greater numbers, and it is not just children who are fans. Mothers as often as daughters get involved in the Edward/Jacob debate and Hunger Games is being dissected by adult book clubs across the country. Times have changed, but I retain the urge to live on the banks of Plum Creek or on the shores of Silver Lake, sans vampires or wizards or potentially fatal competitions. On another entertainment note, the Hurray for Hollywood production at the school over the weekend was excellent. The kids did a great job and the hours put in by some of the parents and other members of the community were obvious and commendable. Sending out condolences to several families this week to Gary and Teri Morse on the loss of Teri’s sister, Traci and to the family of Emmalee Tippett, daughter of Doug and Shelly Tippett. Finally, our thoughts are also with Don and Elizabeth Molosky and their family on the passing of Don’s mother, Marilyn Molosky. Lots of birthdays to share this week. First on the list, Happy Birthday to John Carr on March 29th , to Mindy Williams Kruzel on the 30th and to Deb Griffin on March 31st. On April 1st, Happy Birthday to Laurie Carter Wendland and to Debbie Krussell Hall. Tuesday, April 3rd, we send best wishes to Lise Sampson and Alesia Williams Dunlap and on Wednesday, April 4th, Happy Birthday to Scott Moser and to my sister, Ruth Morse Vogel. May all your days be happy ones. Share your news with Cynthia, czumbaugh@charter.net 231.56.7842

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live and silent auctions as mirror and two cedar part of a Saturday, April 17, Adirondack chairs; a gift cerfund-raiser to support a local tificate for sky diving or a woman undergoing treatment scenic aerial tour; handmade WEEK'S HIGH for cancer. quilts, table cloths and other on Mon, April 12 WEEK’S HIGH Amy Peterson, 35, of Harbor products; gift certificates to Springs has breast cancer and numerous area restaurants; a On Sat., March 24 is facing approximately one portable BBQ grill; a pig roast; F year of treatment along with 10 cords of pole wood; jewWEEK'S LOW chemotherapy. She has no elry including earrings, braceBiological Station What will we do? WEEK’S LOW on April 10 26 Yes, there will Rachel Morris, 18,bea folks here over the school Spring Break offers enrichment health insurance coverage lets and necklaces; and much, OnSat, Mon., March and the April 17 benefit will much more! which begins on Friday. And there will be events happening courses for adults senior at Harbor help support her during treat“We are very, very pleased and places toSchool go right around here: Springs High F The University of Michigan ment and recovery. The benwith the number and quality Bowling Main Street Harbor Springs will usher in the had 20” of Down her hair No more 80 degree weather in our Biological Station will offer efit is sponsored by VFW Post of items we’ve received for startoff of spring on 9, Friday, March 30 at 1 pm so stop by, even It area was for back to much more cut on April a while! It has been back two mini-courses for adult 2051 and American Legion the live and silent auctions,” if youwith are on your way out of town. Fun for the whole family. seasonal this past 2010 the help to realityconditions for the past few days after enrichment in June. Post 281. said Roger Mays, Building week Huntatand party will take place on Sat, March 31 a heavy Thursday withrain night timewiped tem-out of Easter MadgeEgg Heinz Forest and Landscape EcolThe numerous local resi- Manager and Quartermaster/ peratures what washovering left of the at snow at Kiwanis Park from or on be-the The Hair House of 12-3. The event, hosted by the Harbor ogy asks, “Why do plants dents involved in collecting Chief Financial Officer for Temperatures fallen Springs Sk8 Park, will include free lunch, egg hunt, pictures lowslopes. the freezing markhave while Harbor Springs. grow where they do?” Sus- donations from area busi- VFW Post 2051. “Individuals with freeze warnings prevalent with the Easter games and prizes, and crafts. Cost is warming to the mid-50s dur- as Rachel will sendbunny, her tainable Urbanism: Urban nesses and community resi- and businesses in our comearly springWe blooms $5 orhair a donation ingthe the day. hadstruggle some to cut along of tofive non-perishable items per family. The Design with Nature, exam- dents have been over- munity have been outstandsurvive. March leaves us as we wait egg hunt at noon so plan on arriving early rain, about 3” of wet snow Locks of begins Love,promptly a to see what April will bring. The ines the links between human whelmed by the outpouring ing with their support. There which disappeared quite A Fish Fry put on by the Knights of Columbus Council is set non-profit organizapredictions are for mid-50s next settlement patterns and cli- of community support. will be something for every- quickly but did remindabout us it is for Friday, March 30 from 4:30-7 pmaathair the Holy of tion, where it will be made into pieceChildhood for a child week can’t complain that mate change. Just a few of the items for one at the benefit,” he said. stillforonly April. Condtions Jesus church hall. Carryouts (ordered ahead calling 526-2017 suffering from long-term medical hair loss.by And Rachel has a the first of April Just keep those Both classes are taught on- the live and silent auction Mays also wanted the com- remain dry - for predictions of afternew 3 pm) beto available. coats around a while longer. fun hairwill style enjoy! $9 adults; $6 children. (Courtesy Photo) site at and near the University include: float boat rental; The munity to know this is the first rain at the end of the week A Fish Fry dinner, sponsored by Holy Cross Church in Cross of Michigan Biological Sta- Pier Pointer boat rides; golf time that American Legion Weather The Northern ChoraleMarch announces theirfrom annual hopefully may produce those Village, will be Michigan held on Saturday, 31, serving 4-8 highlights tion which is located on the packages from several area Post 281 and VFW Post 2051 Vocal Music grant. These scholarships April showers needed to enpm in the Fr AlScholarship Parish Center. Dinner will include all the are fish brought to south side of Douglas Lake resorts; hand-crafted furni- have come together to sponWhen the doors opened for the United Way’s “Project Connect” recently, an already long-line of people seeking the free courage our spring you available for anyone of high school older. Applicants things to you can eat, French fries, cole slaw, age roll or and dessert. Price is near weekly Pellston. ture including a picnic event. More than 750 people burst forth. offered by some 80 areatable, agenciessor andan businesses. need beOffering. a resident of Northern Michigan. Letters of of charge health and human services being A Freeto Will by: Mini-Courses allow in- is geared toward supporting “neighbors in need” during the continued economic took advantage of the event, which application are due by Friday, May 7, 2010 and need to Middle School Spring Break...in Harbor Springs will take depth study of an environchallenges many people currently face. Project Connect is made possible thanks to the support of nearly 100 volunteers. Weather include address phonepm. number. Also,place in the place onname, Tuesday, April and 3, noon-2 It will take at mental topic in a friendly, (Harbor Light Newspaper photo/Danielle McIntosh) Highlights application letter, specify thefood, planned use for the grant - such Kiwanis Park featuring fun, frisbees, football, disc golf, supportive atmosphere. They brought to you Community Salutes as vocal lessons or music camp assistance. Vocal students music, games and hangin’ with your friends! Sponsored by are taught by individuals who each week by: and High School applicants should provide a letter of Wyldlife. Contacts Mike O: 269-271-8128; and Carrie Wiggins: are NCMC Foundation Emmet County initiative leaders in their field creates and recommendation from your music instructor. Auditions will 231-881-6400. are well acquainted with the College The North Central Michigan Founda- volunteers • Students must be enrolled full-time – at Appreciates take placeSprings on Mon,Library May 17will at 7:00 pm at theby Petoskey Harbor be open. Stop for theirUnited regular Biological Station and North-County Initiative” tion has created an “Emmet least 12 credit hours – at North Central. Methodist Church, 1804 E. Mitchell. Send letters of events or to find a book to read Library hours are Mon, Tues, ern Michigan. Scientists, As an unknown writer “When work, commitment to help more local high school graduates at• Thesaid, award is available to qualifyingand stuapplication to Northern Michigan Chorale, Box 51, Petoskey, Thur, Fri noon to 5 pm; Wed, 10 am-8 pm; Sat 9 am-1 pm; Sun teachers and “laymen” interpleasure all become one and you reach that deep well years where tend college. The initiative will award $250 per dents for two consecutive school MI 49770. For more information, contact Meredith Richter at 4-8 pm.For more information call the Library 526-2531. ested in learning something lives, nothing impossible”. The for volunteers of athe semester, up to $500 per year,passion to qualifying • Tois continue to qualify the award, stu347-9717. new have all benefitted from Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, Inc. (WRC) Emmet County residents who start classes at dent must maintain a 2.0 grade point averThinking Ahead the Mini-Courses. areimmediately a shining example of maintain how passion into The folks at Holy Parish Cross Village be hosting age and at leasttranslates 12 credit hours Art Show: ThoseCross hoping to beina participant inwill Harbor Springs North Central in the fall semester The Biological Station ofpossibility. The WRC was founded in 1977 by community aCommunity Pancake/Egg/Sausage breakfast on Sunday, April 18, Sampled at Irish Boat Shop • Applicants must fill out the Free ApplicaProgram Annual Art Show at Zorn Park on July 4, following graduation from high school. The spring summer members building an agency committed serving from for 8-11 am in the Fr. Parish Center. Cost is $5 fers on Monday, March 26 awards will beand available starting with thewho Fallhad a dream tion forofFederal Student Aid (FAFSA) the deadline applications withAlslide submissions is Friday, classes for college students to equality, justice and the well-being of women in Northern which includes all the pancakes you can eat! Contact Sue Pell grants and other forms of financial March 30. Digital application forms can be found at www. 2010 semester. Last week: 34º and is the site of many Michigan. Their passion bloomed into the formation of the Parson at 526-2874 for more information. The Foundation has set certain criteria for aid will be applied to the student account harborps.org research projects conducted organization’s multitude of human service programs and before the Emmet County Initiative award. If Brought to you courtesy of Temperature: Swim Lessons. Reminder that the Spring Sessions of swim the awards, including the following: from across the lives on 33 years later through the hard work and Happy Birthday to Frank Lauer who celebrates on April 15 by• scientists Applicants must have attended an Emmet tuition expenses are covered by other forms lessons at the Harbor Springs Community Pool will begin April Irish Boat Shop country. For more informa- commitment of the many volunteers who continue to actively from your family and friends. County high school for four years and grad- of financial aid, a student will not be eligible 16. Learn to Swim, Pre-School and Parent-Child swimming www.irishboatshop.com F tion on the Biological Station Hana Ketterer will be celebrating her birthday on April 16 support the agency. for the award. uated. Home-school students must have lessons are offered. Call 526-4824 or visit www.harborps.org/ www.lsa.umich.edu/umbs/. with her family and friends - have a great day! During National Volunteer Week, April 18-24, the WRC Sampled been home schooled in Emmet County. Pool/pool.htm for more info. celebrates the many accomplishments of our volunteer team. at Irish Boat Shop Over 4,800 hours of service were donated to the agency in the Monday, Apr. 12 Answertotolast last week’s Answer week’spuzzle puzzle past year through the dedication of our volunteers. 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Community History Note: Back in 1981, the Harbor Light Newspaper collaborated with area history experts, local civic organizations and area businesses to produce a Harbor Springs Centennial Edition of the Harbor Light marking the 100th birthday of Harbor Springs. We are in the process of bringing the articles and features from that issue back to life and plan to re-issue that edition in a new format at some point in the next year. As part of that process, we will be including excerpts and articles from that edition periodically here in these pages, along with other history-related content. We have invited the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society and its executive director Mary Cummings to submit related content as well. We hope you enjoy these looks back in our community’s history. We are also featuring these articles online in new blog:

To show how carefully they catered to the resorters, the G.R. & I. train for many years, having run down from Mackinaw City, backed around the Bay to pick up its passengers from Harbor Point and Wequetonsing, before proceeding on to Petoskey. They even ran several of these special trains into October to take care of the hay fever sufferers, who of necessity remained late.

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Our Own Rail Era of ‘Dummy Trains’ About the Author: Mr Niehaus is a well known Illinois lawyer having practiced for 55 years in Peoria, Chicago and New York City. He has been prominent for many years in the American Bar Association and similar organizations.He has been a railroad buff since childhood and in the past 50 years he has been a passenger on every important train in America. As a result he has ridden over one million miles of railroading and has been on every piece of track in the United States and Canada. However, his special hobby has been The Dummy Trains of Northern Michigan which are the subject of this article. Mr. Niehaus has been a summer resident of Oden for many years.

By JOHN NIEHAUS -CONCLUDED FROM LAST ISSUE-

...With summer residents coming by train and boat, from all over the mid- West, the railroad kept pace with the rapidly increasing population, and extended its lines to Harbor Springs, and on to Mackinaw City, which it reached in 1880. In addition to cottages, large hotels were built, to augment the summer population, and by the turn of the Century, there were literally thousands of summer people in this new and beautiful area. Now we have the homes, the hotels, the people and the enjoyable climate, but people are restless. How are they going to get around? These people came and stayed three months. This was not transient population, and even the hotel dweller brought his big trunks, and usually stayed a month. The automobile was yet to be invented, the roads, such as they were, in poor condition, and only a few horses were available.

Thus the Dummy Train Thus the Dummy Train, perhaps one of the most ingenious transportation systems ever devised, thrived for 45 years. Yes, it can be truthfully said that the Dummy Train was one of the most important institutions in this area, in the past 100 years, and to emphasize the point, it actually supplied the pulse beat of the entire economy that made Petoskey and Harbor Srpings the thriving communities they became by 1900, and thereafter. As more people came, more trains were added, and by 1905, the system was full blown. Since all the facts recited in this story are clearly recalled by this writer, and since that year was probably the peak of all the railroading in the North, it is a good time to set down the details. By 1905 the G.R.& I. had double-tracked the distance from Petoskey to Harbor Springs, and extended its tracks to Walloon Lake, which had developed a delightful summer community so everything was available to give the best of service. We have mentioned that from Bay View to Harbor Point the resorts were

filled with cottages and hotels, but what may surprise some late-comers to this region, there were as many stores in Harbor Springs, and especially in Petoskey, as exist today. So many people have remotely heard of the summer trains, and some of our older citizens recall riding on them, but there has never been a complete, accurate story of the trains ever published: how many were there, where did they run, and what was their actual schedule. The trains originated from their own attractive white station with a high peaked green roof, and a little cupola on one corner, which also served the practical purpose of housing a man to lower and raise the gates when trains crossed Lake Street. It was a fair sized building, which could accommodate 100 people at most, waiting for the trains. Since the trains ran so frequently there was no need for larger quarters. It was an open aired building, as it was only used in summer, and had no doors, except gates leading to the four tracks, which were closed except when trains were arriving and departing. It contained a ticket office, benches to sit on, and a fruit stand in the corner, also selling candy, snacks, and newspapers. It stood on the exact spot where there is now a municipal parking lot on Lake Street, directly in front of the Petoskey Elks Club, and across the street from the Cushman House, a leading hotel in the city. There is another interesting feature of this railroad complex, which should be mentioned. At Bay Street, where the main Petoskey station was located (and is still there now filled with shops and offices) there were six sets of tracks, the main line tracks and dummy tracks, all crossing the street at this point. So with permission of the City Fathers, the railroad constructed a white picket fence running from Lake Street to the present Arlington tennis courts, which completely cut off use of Bay Street, in the summertime. Now, to the trains and their schedules. They ran from

June1 to October and there were four trains in all. As railroad men say, the “consist of equipment” was five small black engines, and fourteen bright red cars, with “Grand Rapids and Indiana” emblazoned on the sides. Usually each train carried two or three cars, depending on the traffic. The cars were the open vestibule variety, common in that day, and it was pretty breezy going from one car to another, when they were underway. They had hard wooden seats, which no one seemed to mind, on these short runs, and seated about sixty persons per car.

Two trains from Petoskey to Harbor Springs Two trains ran from Petoskey to Harbor Springs. Starting at 7 a.m., they ran every half hour thereafter, until the last train left Petoskey at 11 p.m. and the last departure from Harbor Springs was 11:30 p.m. In spite of all their stops, they could easily make the run each way in a half hour, and were usually on time. With this cadence once established, the two trains passed each other, every half hour at Menonaqua Beach. The engines were unique. They could run equally fast going forward or backward, so there was also a headlight at the rear of the coal car. When they reached Harbor Springs, the engine would uncouple, run around the train on the other track, hook up at the other end and was ready for the return trip. The third train, of similar composition, ran a longer course. Starting early in the morning, it ran to Conway, Oden and Alanson, and back. Stopping for a moment in Petoskey, it departed southward for Clarion and Walloon Lake. Then it continued to shuttle back and forth from Walloon Lake to Alanson, the rest of the day and night, making four round trips to each end of the line. The fourth train was of the commuter variety. It only ran from Petoskey to Kegomic, and back. It ran on a “fill in” schedule, every 15 and 45 minutes after the hour, to give extra service to the many residents of Bay View. Thus if you lived in Bay View or Rosedale, by also using the Harbor Springs trains, you could get a dumnmy every 15 minutes to get to town. (Incidentally, for more recent residents,

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Kegomic is exactly back of the Giant-Way store in East Bay View.) Along these routes were several large white wooden stations at Bay View, Wequetonsing, Harbor Springs and Walloon Lake. They were similar to the one still standing at Harbor Springs. But that isn’t the whole story on the stations. The run around the Bay stopped at Rosedale, Bay View, Reed Avenue, Edgewater Menonaqua Beach, Ramona Park, Roaring Brook, East Wequetonsing, Wequetonsing, and West Wequetonsing. At each of these stops there was a comfortable railroad shelter, nicely roofed over, one on each side of the double tracks, separated by a white fence for protection, and you waited under the proper one, depending on your direction. In 1892 the Pere Marquette Railroad reached Charlevoix, and shortly thereafter came to Petoskey. Since Charlevoix and Belvedere were also large resort colonies, started before 1880, quickly the Pere Marquette created its own set of dummy trains. There were full sized green cars, and ran from Bay View (even the Pere Marquette through trains originated at Bay View) to Belvedere, about four times a day and night, and one train each day went as far as Bellaire. Now for an interesting commentary. This is the day of the automobile. You jump in your car, and go anywhere. Say you are in Roaring Brook, and want to go to Petoskey. You will get there in about 15 minutes. But let’s go back 70 years. You still want to go to Petoskey, but there are no cars. Except for walking to the little station, you catch a train which runs every half hour, and you are still in Petoskey in 15 minutes, with no crowded streets and no parking problems. You could actually take the Harbor Dummy to Bay View, change to the Charlevoix Dummy and to see a friend at Belvedere as quickly as you can go by automobile today. O yes, how about the cost? The fare was 25 cents from Petoskey to Harbor Springs and less for intermediate points, and 5 cents from Bay View to Petoskeyl That’s a little cheaper than gasoline today. I suppose this article would not be complete without some reference to the “through trains.” Since this was the railroad age, there

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were actually three through trains from Mackinaw City to Grand Rapids every day the year round, and two on the Pere Marquette from Bay View to Grand Rapids. But when summer arrived, then the schedule was greatly increased from June to October, with what were called the “Resort Specials.” These were handsome trains, with sleek equipment borrowed for the summer runs, with club cars, dining cars, the latest Pullmans, and were often ten cars in length. There were two on each line, and they ran six days a week. On the G.R. & I. was a late afternoon train for Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville and another at 6 p.m. for Chicago, with a Pullman that went on to St. Louis. The Pere Marquette competed with two trains, both leaving at about 6 p.m., one for Detroit and another for Chicago, and they carried the people from Charlevoix and Belvedere as well. To show how carefully they catered to the resorters, the G.R. & I. train for many years, having run down from Mackinaw City, backed around the Bay to pick up its passengers from Harbor Point and Wequetonsing, before proceeding on to Petoskey. They even ran several of these special trains into October to take care of the hay fever sufferers, who of necessity remained late.

Focal point of rail traffic was Bay View The focal point of all this railroad traffic was Bay View, as you may have gathered from this story. Considering that a dummy train stopped at Bay View every 15 minutes, not including the Alanson dummy, adding in the Pete Marquette dummies, counting all the through trains on both railroads, and the many freight trains, you come up with the astonishing figure that a train passed Bay View station every 7 ½ minutes, from 7 a.m. to midnight. Now that’s pretty heavy traffic for stations in even cities like Chicago and New York. Finally, I am often asked a very reasonable question - what is the origin of the name “DUMMY TRAIN?” Unfortunately, after 30 years of research, I am unable to come up with a correct historic answer. Remember these trains originated nearly one hundred years ago, and

whoever first thought up the name, (probably a railroad man) has long gone to his reward. But it became commonplace long before the turn of the century, a part of our Northern Michigan language, and people thought as little of saying “I’m taking the dummy train” as to say “I’m off to the grocery.” After a great deal of thought through the years, I believe I have come up with a logical and reasonable solution. As you pass down the street of any city, you look in a store window and you see mannequins, adorned with women’s and men’s clothing, lifelike in appearance, but naturally imitations of real persons. To store men they are known as “Dummies”. So probably when these little trains were created, and were smaller facsimilies of a real full sized train and engine, someone, way back when, dubbed them “Dummies”, and the name stuck and became a part of the language. Well, it is all gone now, just a poignant memory to those of us who remember the great era of the dummy trains and we get a little sad thinking of those exciting days. The automobile came in great quantities after 1920, the roads were improved, and although the dummies struggled along, with greatly curtailed service, they finally gave up the ghost in 1925. They tore down the attractive white station in Petoskey, and gradually most of the others. The through trains did continue operate on lesser schedules for many years, but by 1960 it was the end of the line. In September of that year, the last “Northern Arrow” pulled out of Petoskey with its head held high, and red flares blazing along the tracks for two blocks saying a fond farewell, and the story was over. In 1910, when the railroads were king, the Pere Marquette in its fancy timetable for the year, prominently placed this comment on its flyleaf: “The Bay of Naples, some writer has said, holds within its curving arms, the legends of two thousand years. Likewise, with similar beauty, Little Traverse Bay opens its ever widening shoreline, to welcome the summer visitor to enjoy its cool climate, its peace and tranquility and its million dollar sunsets.” THE END.

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During administrative contract renewals, one year extensions for high school principal Susan Jacobs and middle school principal Wil Cwikiel (as well as several other district administrative positions), were immediately followed by contract nonrenewals. “Due to our budget deficit, we’ve had to reduce administrative staffing expenses. The following contracts are not being renewed, due to a lack of funds for the positions,” said superintendent Mark Tompkins. Non-renewals included one bus driver (routes were reduced), administrative duties for a support staff member, and former Blackbird and Shay principal Karey Scholten, who worked this year as a central office administrator for the district. The savings from Scholten’s salary and benefits were most significant, amounting to $133,781. Even with administrative cuts, however, Tompkins stressed the district is in a time of “making a lot of difficult discussions.” “It is difficult to see how we have to get to our target numbers,” board member Rob Fuhrman noted about the administrative cutbacks. “We have a lot of hard decisions coming up in the future,

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especially with the numbers I saw. This is a small step, and it is an unfortunate step, but we need to get to the right size for our district.” The numbers Fuhrman referred to are the “in the red” projections for the 2012-2013 school year, especially since district financial manager Pam Gibson has noted the 2013-2014 numbers will likely reflect the similar huge losses. In an effort to reinforce the changes in the district’s financial well-being from 2007 through next year’s budget assumptions, Tompkins reviewed where Harbor Springs Public Schools started, and where the trend indicates the district is headed. “It was 2003 the last time we had these numbers,” Tompkins said of projected revenue for 2012-2013, which is some $10.1 million. In 2007-2008, the district’s revenue was $11.6 million and its total expenses were 11.4 million. Revenue slowly increased during the stretch between 2008-2010, topping off at some $11.7 million. During that time, however, the school board was aware property value assessments were falling, and knew this meant related property tax revenue would drop as well. “Two years ago, we started making big changes. We started making cuts and looking for additional revenue sources,” Tompkins said. As one of nine districts in the state with “out of formula status,” Harbor Springs garners nearly 90-percent of its operating budget from local non-homestead property taxes. When values are rising, this is a fortunate situation for the district. The downturned economy, and specifically, the last several years of declining second home values in the area, however, have caused the district’s main funding source to drop over $1 million from the 2010-2011 school year. Expenditures, on the other hand, have been on the rise. In 2010, the district’s total expenses were $11.7 million. In 2011-2012, that number was $12 million. Tompkins went over the nearly $1 million in savings and cuts the school board has

approved in the last two years, including everything from early retirement and contract changes to eliminating art and choir from the middle school. “Now we begin planning for next year,” Tompkins told board members Monday night. “Our budget, because it has to be put together so early and there are so many unknowns when it is created, is always very conservative. It suggests we’ll face a $1.7 million deficit in 2012-2013.” Tompkins said the district’s long history of extremely conservative budgeting, however, leaves some wiggle room. Like, for example, his hope that health care costs will only rise 10-percent instead of the 14-percent budgeted, or how the latest information from the state indicates there is a 75-percent possibility of “best practices” funding being continued (which could amount to some $84,000). “I think we are about $225,000 more conservative than we need to be,” he said to the board. “Our best guess at this point is a $1.5 million shortfall.” Tompkins told the Board of Education it was time to target goals for the district’s finances. Specifically, the board needs to decide how much of its $2.4 in savings, known as fund equity, to spend in the next year or two. He provided three options: 1) the board could authorize the district to spend $1.49 million of its fund balance (savings) and make no cuts. This would leave $913,000 fund balance remaining-- or 8.8-percent of the budget. 2) The district could maintain a 15-percent fund balance, using $608,121 from savings and cutting $661,860 from the budget (these numbers would likely shift a bit, as crunching the provided numbers above actually shows the district having a 16.6-percent fund balance). 3) Maintain a 20-percent fund balance, using only $357,617 from savings and cutting $912,364. “No matter what, these are significant decisions we have to make,” he said. “We are trying to keep this as far

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School election set for May 8 Harbor Springs Public Schools will ask voters to approve the following two ballot proposals on Tuesday, May 8 as part of the annual school election: • The annual renewal of the non-homestead property tax millage, which amounts to nearly 90-percent of the district’s operating budget. There is a maximum levy of 13.9911 mills on non-homestead properties. The district typically brings this request to voters each year. However, as school elections are moving to the general November ballot, the board is asking for a three-year renewal to avoid needing to hold a special election next May. • A five year, .54 mill Building and Site Sinking Fund millage renewal is also on the ballot. Superintendent Mark Tompkins noted this is a reduced renewal request, down from the .66 mills expiring this year. This will be the final spring school election. School board elections will be held in November going forward. Voters will cast their ballots at their regular polling places. For complete ballot language, call the Harbor Springs Public Schools central office, (231) 526-4545. from our students as possible. We’ve cut what we can, and we’ve moved past the outer ring now. We’re getting closer to the kids, and we don’t want to do that any more than absolutely necessary.” Tompkins turned discussion over the board members, asking what their “target goal” was for the coming two years (as the 2013-2014 budget is expected to almost mirror 2012-2013). “We have a lot coming up next year, including contract negotiations. We have been on a step-down path for the last several years, and right now, we need to decide how big of a step to take next. We have to look at what the right size for our district is and how much we want to spend out of fund balance, and how much we want to cut.” Board member Rob Fuhrman spoke first, saying he feels strongly that within the next two years, the district needs to be operating on a balanced budget. “How we get there will be major for this district. The reality is, if we don’t make changes, we’re going to run out of money at some point.” Fuhrman said the district’s May election request for voter’s to renew a building and site sinking fund is, in his mind, a critical step to keeping some cuts off the table. “If we’re looking at this as a two year problem, knowing we have sinking fund dollars for any facilities emergencies is definitely important. If there is a recreation millage in November and we know the pool costs will not be coming from our general fund anymore, I’ll be a little less worried. We’ll have a little extra money in our general fund to focus on the kids,” he said. Fuhrman went on to say he does not want the district’s fund balance to dip below 1512 percent after two years, although he said if the millages pass, he might be comfortable with a fund balance of around 10-percent in the second year. “I’ve been staring at this and staring at this and I think you are right,” said board secretary Tim Davis. “The sinking fund money is vital. We have to be looking two years down the line. That’s the kicker.” Trustee Paul Fairbairn noted the district currently has sinking fund dollars and

still faces a huge deficit. “We’ve had this money before and we’re still going down, down, down,” he said. Davis noted it would be much worse without the sinking fund-- citing the nearly $3.5 million in facilities projects that have been completed with the millage money in the last five years-but Fairbairn said he’s still concerned about a 10-percent fund balance, and suggested sticking closer to 12-percent within the next two years. “When we get to 12 or 10-percent,” Fuhrman noted, “We had better have a balanced budget.” Board member Shauna Bezilla said, despite being in the midst of budget cutting talks, she is encouraging voters to cast a ballot for the sinking fund’s renewal during the May election. “It is so important for us as a district,” she said. “It will alleviate some of the pressure on the budget because if we have an emergency situation, we know we will be able to take care of it. This is going to be a really tough process. It isn’t going to be fun for any of us, and we want the community to know we are listening.” The board decided to go with option two-- making approximately $700,000 in cuts and using $650,000 from fund balance for the 2012-2013 school year, noting the numbers will likely be the same for the 2013-2014 school year. Tompkins then reviewed the budget planning process. During the month of April, administrative meetings will take place to prepare a budget proposal. Following this, the staff will hear presentations on the budget during their April meetings, and will provide feedback and information. The Board of Education Finance Committee will review the budget during its April 11 and May 9 meetings. These meetings are posted and open to the public. The proposal will be officially presented to the Board of Education and the community on May 14. Following that meeting, the community will be invited to submit feedback and information for roughly one month. The board will approve the 2012-2013 budget during one of its two June meetings.

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“Try and find a story of Hemingway’s that doesn’t reference northern Michigan,” he said. During the International Conference, Struble noted Petoskey Yesterday Tours plans to offer additional tours. “We are proud of the area and have taken the time to learn the particulars and facts of its history. We want to weed out the fake stories and base our tours on firsthand accounts and evidence,” Struble said. Also the co-owner of Arlington Jewelers, Struble said he’s also long been seeking paranormal places, and is convinced Petoskey is a hotbed of ghostly activity. To support this claim, Struble sites consistent reports of spectral occurrences in downtown Petoskey businesses. “When we were renovating our old building next to City Park, we use to smell the scent of fresh baked ham at the same time each day. I would even go over to the City Park to see if they were cooking ham or bacon, but they weren’t,” he said, “After some research, we found out the building used to be the old kitchen for the restaurant before they added a kitchen in the main building.” Other area eateries also seem to host hungry spirits of the past, including a number of reports of paranormal moments in Julienne Tomatoes. “That whole block is a hub of activity,” Struble noted. Struble said tour-goers who have been to some of the most haunted places in America-Savannah Georgia, St. Augustine Florida, Salem and Gettysburg-- agree a northern Michigan tour is worth adding to the list. To date, the two tour guides have given college scholars, student and senior groups, even year-round residents an insider’s guide to Petoskey’s past. Tours include both Hemingway-specific and Petoskey Tours. Hemingway-themed tours feature the author’s post war visits and favorite hangouts, as well as a driving tour of Nick Adams’ Country, including a trip to Walloon Lake. Petoskey tours focus on the turn of the century, encompassing the railroads and tourist boom, as well as Haunted Petoskey, which features the mystery behind the history. As for the future, Struble said he hopes to add a Prohibition tour that will explore first hand accounts of tunnels and groups like the Chicago Mob and the Purple Gang. Other nearby towns, such as Harbor Springs, are also being explored. All tours offer group discounts and customized tours are available by request. Struble added tours are suitable for the novice and history expert alike. “We really just have a passion for the rich history of the area. And we learn something from every tour, always giving us yet another avenue to explore,” Struble said with a Open to the smile. Public For tour schedules and pricing information visit petoskeyyesterday.com or call (231)330-9657.

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Easter Egg Hunt, and party will be held at Kiwanis Park hosted by the Harbor Springs Sk8 Park on March 31 from 12-3 p.m.. The cost is $5 or a donation of five non-perishable food items per family. Activities will include free lunch, egg hunt, pictures with the Easter Bunny, games and prizes, and crafts. The egg hunt begins promptly at noon so please plan on arriving early. Lunch will include pizza, drinks, dessert, and snacks. Games will include Bingo, Ring Toss, Bunny Darts, Pin the Tail on the Bunny, and Easter Disc Drop. Crafts will include Easter Bucket Craft, Paper Plate Bunny and Easter Egg Wreath.

Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. as part of its monthly speaker series. Doug Fuller, Stewardship Director of the Little Traverse Conservancy, will share local hot spots of geological interest and a self-guided, roadside driving tour. Almost every landform in northern lower Michigan is the result of glaciation during the Ice Age. Open to all. Admission: please bring food items for the Harbor Springs Community Food Pantry. The Outfitter, 153 E Main Street in Harbor Springs. For more information call 231(526-2621) or visit www. outfitterharborsprings.com.

is set for Friday, March 30 at 1 p.m.. Bring children of all ages to bowl in the streets in downtown Harbor Springs. This is a family-fun annual event in celebration and welcome of spring. Come one, come all, and throw a ball.

Learn to Swim, Pre-School and Parent-Child Swimming lessons are offered at the Harbor Springs Community Pool. The Spring lesson series will meet once a week for eight weeks and begins April 16. Please phone 526-4824 or visit our website at www.harborps.org/Pool/pool. htm for more information.

Registrations for Baseball/ Softball, leagues are underway. The program is open to both girls and boys at all skill levels, ages 5-16. Divisions include T-Ball, Rookie, Minor, Major, Junior, and Senior leagues. Forms may be picked up at any of the school offices in Harbor Springs or downloaded from our league website at harborbaseball.com. Forms with payment may also be mailed in if unable to attend registration. New players need to supply a copy of their birth certificate. Registration deadline is March 30.

Women in the Wild Hike, at Wilderness State Park will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. Explore Waugshance Point and the inland trails of our local gem. The hike is open to women of all ages who want to get outdoors, explore and gain skills together. Fee is $10 and carpooling is available. Pre-registration required; call (231)526-2621 or visit www.outfitterharborsprings.com.

Playgroups, through the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, are for children aged 0-60 months and preschool-aged siblings. The spring schedule is 9:30 - 11 a.m. Tuesdays at Christ Lutheran Church, Boyne City; 9:30 -11 a.m. Wednesdays at Jordan Valley District Library Community Room, East Jordan; 9:30- 11 a.m. Wednesdays at United Methodist Church, Alanson and 9:30 - 11 a.m.Fridays at United Methodist Church, Petoskey. Call (231) 347-0067 for more information.

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will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. as part of its monthly speaker series. Josh Martin, owner of Northern Cairn LLC, Nurse Practitioner and Fellow in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine, will share need-to-know information on pre-travel preparation and common medical concerns related to voyaging, boating, trekking, mountaineering, or doing mission work away when you are away from medical care. The event is open to all. Bring non-perishable food items for the Harbor Springs Community Food Pantry for admission. The Outfitter, 153 E Main Street in Harbor Springs. For more information call (231)526-2621 or visit www.outfitterharborsprings.com.

hosted in Pleasantview Township, in honor of Earth and Arbor Days. Children, parents and grandparents are invited to a free party on Sunday, April 15, from 1:30-3 p.m. at Pleasantview Township Hall, 2982 S. Pleasantview Rd. Youngsters will plant seeds, color pictures and learn about Michigan’s state tree. All children attending will get a goody bag and a book to take home. This event is part of a series sponsored by the Friends of the Harbor Springs Area District Library. Youth and Family The non-profit group is working to establish a public library and Middle School Spring Break, community center for the 7,000 in Harbor Springs will be hosted people in our library district. at Kiwanis Park on Tuesday, Go to www.harbordistrictliApril 3 from 12- 2 p.m. Join us at brary.org, email inquiries@ Kiwanis Park (sledding hill) for harbordistrictlibrary.org call Dine-In ororPick-Up fun, food, frisbees, football, disc (231)526-7140 for more.

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Well, Hunger Games was out of the question on opening weekend and I arrived too late for The Iron Lady, so 21 Jump Street it was. Didn’t really expect much from the movie and other than knowing that Johnny Depp got his break on the television show, I didn’t remember much about it. I was pleasantly surprised. It’s not exactly great cinema, but I got some honest laughs out of it. Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) went to high school together, but lived in separate universes. Schmidt was a nerd, always the butt of jokes, and Jenko was the jock that my husband would describe as “body by Nautilus, brains by Mattel,” not exactly the sharpest tack in the box. Now, years later, they are again classmates at the police academy where, predictably, Schmidt aces the classroom work but fails at the physical requirements while Jenko does the opposite. They both manage to graduate and start out as bicycle cops before being assigned as undercover officers in a high school to try and stop a new drug dealer. The television show made a big deal about the fact that they were given this undercover assignment because of their youthful appearance; here, the fact that they look too old for school is the basis for many of their jokes. I’m not sure why this movie was able to take a drama and make it into a comedy as successfully as it was; it certainly didn’t work as well for Starsky and Hutch or for I Spy. Hill not only starred, he has a writing credit for this movie and the writing is responsible for much of the success of this film. Yes, they go far too often to childish and gross-out humor, but in between there is some pretty clever dialogue. This movie stars Ice Cube in support and has some of the original cast in cameos, including Holly Robinson Peete, Richard Grieco, Peter DeLuise and Mr. Depp, himself. It is the chemistry between the two leads that makes the movie work; they play off each other well and the party scene is destined to be a classic Lots of sex, partial nudity, violence, drugs and profanity; this is not a movie for kids; it earned its “R” rating.

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Camp Daggett, is calling all boys for its summer camp starting June 17 and running through August 11. Spaces are available for boys ages 7-14, in all week-long sessions.Activities include group sports and games, sailing, swimming, canoeing and fishing, arts and crafts, nature study, hikes, adventure ropes courses and team building activities, archery, campfires and camp-outs. Cost is $380 for children who attend schools in the Charlevoix and Emmet Intermediate School District and year-round residence. Scholarships are available to campers who need financial assistance. Register for the June 17 opening week and receive a $50 discount. For more

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Spring Break Daycare, for children birth -11 years of age, is available at North Country Kids Daycare and Preschool. Drop kids off for some spring break fun, use it as a chance for mom to do some spring cleaning or take a mini vacation. NCK allows kids to socialize, play, explore, learn. We have daily rates and welcome visitors. Call (231)526-2815 for reservations or information.

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Libraries Spring Street Story Time, will be held at the Harbor Springs Library. Children and Families are invited to join us at the library for a new Story Time Program. “Spring Street Story Time” is on Saturdays from 10am-12pm. Stories for children ages five and under are from 10-11am; Stories for children ages 6-9 are from 11am-12pm. Bring the whole family for a fun morning in the library. Call 526-2531 or visitwww.harborspringslibrary. org for more information.

Community Stitch, is 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 first project will be slippers for Project Connect and Nehemiah House. The group will meet at the Harbor Springs Library on Every Tuesday at 12:30pm. Patterns are available--bring size 10 needles or H crochet hook and two balls of yarn to get started, or just come and share ideas. Call (231)526-2531 or visit www.harborspringslibrary.org for more information.

A Spanish Conversation Group, is available for anyone interested in practicing their Spanish speaking skills. Join us in the Harbor Springs Library every Thursday at 5 p.m.. Speakers of all levels are encouraged to attend. Call (231)526-2531 or visit www.harborspringslibrary. org with questions.

A Film Screening, will be held at the The Harbor Springs Library and will show the movie “The Descendants ”, Thursday April 12 at 7:30 p.m.. Refreshments will be available. Call (231)526-2531 or visit www. harborspringslibrary.org with questions.

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started. The program is in the Children’s Room at the Petoskey District Library and will continue on the third Thursday of every month from now through May 26. The hours will be from 3-5 p.m. Read to Roo, who is a certified therapy dog and a veteran listener. Roo is the friend of Kim Brown of Cinderbay Labradors in Harbor Springs. Depending upon the need, other dogs may be added to help Roo out. Readers must schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling (231)758-3112.

Reader’s Theatre, programs for elementary-aged kids and teens will be hosted at Petoskey District Library. The elementary group will meet from 5:30-6:30 Since

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p.m. on Mondays and the teen group will meet at the same time on Tuesdays. Both programs will take place in the Children’s program room at the library. Reader’s Theatre is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. Call (231)7583112 for more information.

Art and Music Petoskey Film Theater, will be showing the film “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” on Wednesday and Friday, March 28 and 30, 7:30 pm at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (old library, 451 E. Mitchell St.). Donations are appreciated. For more information on upcoming films call the PFT Movie Hotline at (231)758-3108.

Bay Harbor Arts Festival, is looking for 100 fine artists to be a part of the festival. There will be cash prizes awarded for the artistic quality of the artist’s displayed body of work. Bay Harbor Arts Festival’s 13 annual event will be held August 4, 5 in beautiful Bay Harbor, Michigan. If interested in participating in the 2012 Bay Harbor Arts Festival, apply online at bayharborartsfestival.com. There is a non-refundable registration fee of $35 to apply and a deadline of May 15. For more information, contact the Village at Bay Harbor at (231)439-2650 or email tracy@bayharbor.com..

Grain Train Acoustic Jam Sessions, will be held at the cooperative market in Petoskey each Sunday from 1-4 p.m.. Pairing with Blissfest, this is an opportunity to share songs in a relaxed atmosphere. The Grain Train is located in off Mitchell Street in Petoskey. For more information visit blissfest.org..

Sturgeon River Pottery, in Petoskey will host Michigan based artists and pottery demonstrations from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. each Saturday until May 26. The demos are free and open to the public, and reservations are not needed. Call (231)347-0590 for more information.

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North Central Michigan College The Business of Wine, Growing Grapes and Wineries Successfully in Northern Michigan will feature Erwin “Duke” Elsner, Ph.D., small fruit educator for MSU Extension Service on Wednesdays, April 11 and April 18. He will talk about the research conducted at the MSU vineyards in the Traverse region, the assistance available to grape growers through MSU, and lessons learned from vintners who have made the Traverse region one of Michigan’s most popular wine destinations. The talk is 6 – 9 p.m. in the Science Building, Room 279 on the Petoskey campus. Cost is $15 per session/person. To register, call (231)348-6613.

Churches Harbor Springs Methodist Church, will celebrate Palm Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Harbor Springs United Methodist Church with palms distributed to everyone. Pastor Mary Sweet’s message will re-tell the story of Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem and Holy Communion will be observed. The Chancel Choir will provide special music with Marion Kuebler accompanying on piano and organ and Marga Eickholt on cello. Children’s Sunday school will be offered during the Worship hour. Please visit umcharborsprings.com for moreinformation.

First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, will hold several Holy Week services. On April 1, Palm Sunday will be celebrated at 10 a.m. The Chancel Choir will sing “Hosanna We Sing” for the anthem and pianist Sally Page and organist Peter Sims will play a duet of “Ride on! Ride on in Majesty!” for the offertory. The Reverend David Van Dam will preach from Luke 19 on the topic “When the Rocks Begin to Sing.” On April 5, Maundy Thursday will be observed in conjunction with the congregation of the Harbor Springs UMC. Beginning with a soup supper at 6:15 p.m. a communion service will follow at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. On April 8, Easter will be celebrated beginning at 10 a.m. with

Reverend Van Dam preaching from John 20 on the topic “An Idle Tale, or…,” with music provided by the Chancel Choir singing two anthems along with piano and organ selections. For more information visit www. fpchs.org or call 526-7332. First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs is located at the corner of W. Lake and Cemetery Roads and is completely handicapaccessible.

Knights of Columbus Council in the Holy Childhood of Jesus church hall on Friday, March 30. Food will served from 4:30-7 p.m. on those dates. Carry outs will be available. Please call after 3pm on fish fry dates to place a carry out order (526-2017 Ext 37). Baked fish as well as fried fish will be served. The cost is $9 for adults and $6 for children. Plan on getting a delicious meal while helping to support K of C charitable activities.

Stutsmanville Chapel, will

hold two different services Kiwanis Foundation, of Harare held on Sunday mornings, bor Springs, the charitable arm of the Kiwanis Club of Harbor a more traditional service at 9:30 a.m. and a more relaxed Springs, is now accepting grant service at 11 a.m. Nursery for applications for its spring grant 1 – 3 yr. olds is provided in both cycle. Grants will be accepted services. Children’s Sunday through 5 p.m. on Friday, March 30. Grant applicants School is held at 9:30 a.m. and Children’s church and adult must submit a short summary Sunday School meets during of their project, which includes the 11 a.m. service. AWANA a statement as to the benefit to/ CLUBS for children are held on for youth in the greater Harbor Wednesday evenings, 6 – 7:30 Lipman Springs area, and the amount by Elinor p.m. A Quilting Ministry group of funding they are requesting. will meet March 31st 10 a.m. Applications may be submitted – 3 p.m. Easter Services start via mail to Grant Review Comwith a Good Friday Service at 7 mittee, Kiwanis Foundation of p.m.. Easter morning celebraHarbor Springs, PO Box 485, Harbor Springs, MI, 49740 or tions take place starting with via email to hskiwanisclub@ an early service at 8:30 a.m., breakfast/brunch 9:30 – 10:30 gmail.com. and a second service at 11 a.m.. Disciplers Bible Studies, Non – denominational. Meets Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., Chamber of First Presbyterian Church, Peto- Commerce skey. For more information call Joann Palmer, (231)526-0289.

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Young Life College, meets on Thursdays at North Central Michigan College. These Campaigners meetings could be categorized as a laid-back Bible study designed with the young adult in mind where we discover how real life and God intersect in a fun and exciting way. It’s a great place to meet new people, have real discussions, build community, and eat with friends. Meet downstairs of Admin/Class building in room 52 from 6-8 pm. For more information call (231)330-5429.

Farmers Market Harbor Springs Farmers Market, is available during those long winter months, courtesy of the high school. From January through April the market will have a new home in the Harbor Springs High School cafeteria on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m..

Charlevoix Winter Market, meets the first Thursday of every month from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., expected to run through May 3. The market is hosted at the Charlevoix Public Library’s Community Room, off Clinton Street. For more information call (231)547-2101.

Bay Harbor’s Open Air Market, will be a family friendly event with music, food tasting farmers, homemade baked goods, as well as unique handmade goods by artisans. The market will be located on the grounds of Bay Harbor with the backdrop of sparkling Lake Michigan. Regional Farmers, artisans and foodies will be hand selected to participate. Dates will be every Friday from 2- 6 pm beginning May 25 and ending September 7.

Organizations Zonta International, invites the public to an enchanting new event, the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, on Saturday, April 21 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Rose Room at Stafford’s Perry Hotel in Petoskey. Ticket price is $25 per person. The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party is one of two fundraisers each year that provides for local non-profits. The event will include the March Hare Market, Mother’s Day gift ideas, Alice’s Adventureland for children age five and under, a high tea at 3 p.m., a gift basket raffle and entertainment. Make your reservations early by calling Kathy Bardins at (231)4871188 or email her at kbardins@ winternet.com.

A Fish Fry, will be held by the

is collecting a library of leadership and professional books from former alumni. Please donate books to the Petoskey Chamber of Commerce building for program use. Call the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce at 347-4150 with questions.

Health Anxiety and Stress Reduction, will be hosted at the Friendship Centers of Emmet county on Tuesday, April 10, at 12:30 p.m., following lunch at the Petoskey center. Dr. Andrew Sahara, Clinical Psychologist, from North Country Community Mental Health will present information on decreasing stress in our lives. Although dealing with stress is an unavoidable part of living, there are many tips that can be followed to bring a positive balance to daily life. All community members are welcome to attend. For further information you can contact the Friendship Centers at 347-3211 or call toll free at 1-888-347-0369.

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 The Harbor Springs Library, has new hours. The library is open on Sunday from 4-8 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 12-5 p.m., Wednesdays from 10-8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. The Harbor Springs Library offers free high speed WiFi internet access as well as Mac and PC computers available to the public. Please go to www.harborspringslibrary.org or call (231)526-2531 for more information.

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

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Books of Note Spring Reading for Middle School CHOMP

by Carl Hiaasen (releasing March 27), for ages 10-14 I have one thing to say about Carl Hiaasen: Like college, he’s wasted on the young. This was one of my favorite spring reads, as wacky as Hiaasen’s adult works and as funny. CHOMP is a story about a Wahoo Cray and his father who is an “animal wrangler” in Florida. I’m not quite clear on the job description of an animal wrangler, but evidently they take in animals that have to be cared for, perhaps because of injury or being too young to care for themselves, or simply not native to the area in which they were found (boa constrictors fall into this category). These animals are tame (this is a relative term) and can’t be released into the wild. Thus, Wahoo lives in a private zoo, along with, for example, Alice, the alligator. One of the ways animal wranglers make their living and support their animals is to rent the animals out to television and movie studios. When the Crays rent Alice to “Expedition Survival!”, the show’s arrogant and stupid star, Derek Badger, decides to “wrestle” the benign reptile. The ensuing tussle and ultimate rescue by Mr. Cray results in a extended job offer to the Crays. They are hired to go into the Everglades to film a show with Derek. Carl Hiaasen is a great storyteller, and this tale gets progressively complicated as Wahoo adds a friend to the mix, a classmate named Tuna, on the run from her abusive father, and Wahoo’s father’s impatience and disgust with Derek Badger increases. Tuna’s father arrives in the Everglades looking for her, with a gun, and things get really crazy.

THE APOTHECARY by Maile Meloy, for ages 10-14

Ms. Meloy is also a writer of adult fiction, especially known for her realism, so this young adult novel is quite a departure for her. The story takes place in the early 1950’s. Janie Scott and her family have fled their life and McCarthyism in Los Angeles, landing in post-war London. Meloy does an excellent job of contrasting L.A., untouched by global conflict, and London, half destroyed, half starved, damp and dreary but as spirited as ever. So she begins her story with a displaced teen, a possible romance, and then adds a missing parent. The plot moves into a well-developed spy story, adding attractive characters as it moves along, and then literally takes flight into fantasy (read it and you’ll see what I mean). The mix of historical realism and fantasy works in the hands of this incredible writer. I couldn’t put it down! Reviewed by: Jeanne Regentin

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The Heartland Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound, GLIBA, and MBA, for the week ended Sunday, March 18, 2012. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association, the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association, and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. Hardcover Fiction 1. Lone Wolf, Jodi Picoult, Atria 2. The Paris Wife, Paula McLain, Ballantine 3. The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach, Little Brown 4. Death Comes to Pemberley, P.D. James, Knopf 5. The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern, Doubleday 6. Carry the One, Carol Anshaw, S&S 7. The Expats, Chris Pavone, Crown 8. A Dance With Dragons, George R.R. Martin, Bantam 9. State of Wonder, Ann Patchett, Harper 10. Monday Mornings, Sanjay Gupta, Grand Centra Hardcover Nonfiction 1. Quiet, Susan Cain, Crown 2. Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand, Random House 3. Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo, Random House 4. When I Was a Child I Read Books, Marilynne Robinson, FSG 5. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier, Ree Drummond, Morrow 6. The World of Downton Abbey, Jessica Fellowes, St. Martin’s 7. In the Garden of Beasts, Erik Larson, Crown 8. Bringing Up Bébé, Pamela Druckerman, Penguin Press 9. The Emotional Life ofYour Brain, Richard J. Davidson, Sharon Begley, Hudson Street Press 10. The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg, Random House

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

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


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