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Volume 42 • Number 16
School District Harbor Springs athletic director Landscaper walks the stepping down talk when it comes to
The Harbor Springs Board of Education will be looking for a new leader to head up their athletic programing, as current director, Dave Iafolla, announced his resignation. His last day with the district will be June 30. Iafolla submitted a letter of resignation on March 13, and the board approved it during their monthly business meeting, Monday, April 15. “We thank Dave for his service. He’s a great guy, and we wish him well,” superintendent Mark Tompkins said in a phone interview Tuesday morning. Tompkins stressed the board has not made any plans yet for posting the position, but expects they will have a clear direction after a scheduled board retreat in May. “As with any change like this, there are opportunities to examine how things are done. We’ll work through the who, what, and how in the near future,” he said. Iafolla joined the district as the Harbor Springs Public Schools athletic director in October, 2010.
Business accelerator’s momentum is building By Kate Bassett Harbor Light Newspaper
The adage “if you build it, they will come,” has certainly held true for Harbor Springs native Jordan Breighner. Breighner, the brains and energy behind Cool House Labs, a start-up business accelerator set to open in downtown Harbor Springs this summer, has spent the last several months crisscrossing the country, gathering support for his organization. His simple tagline: “Small town. Big ideas.” is drawing interest from all literally all over the planet. When Cool House opened applications for its first mentorship-driven accelerator program (dubbed a “summer camp for entrepreneurs), candidates came calling from five continents. -CONTINUED on page 8
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Hospital CEO to retire this year Oversaw transition to new corporate partnership
environmental sustainability Plans to donate 200 trees to city
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You could say local landscaping business owner, Gow Litzenburger, has been “going green” for decades. In fact, it sort of runs in his family. His father, Seberon ‘Boo’ Litzenburger, was a founding member of the Little Traverse Conservancy back in the 1970s. His mother’s side of the family was involved in environmental efforts, as well. Forest conservation and preservation was instilled in him at a young age, when his grandmother would purchase trees for her grandchildren to plant. Litzenburger’s great-great uncle, who was a physician by profession (but a tree man at heart) planted some 600,000 trees in Emmet and Charlevoix Counties throughout his life, and also preserved the last remaining stand of virgin timber in the region at the time instead of selling it. With so much family background in protecting the forests, perhaps it’s no surprise that Litzenburger owns one of the most ecologically responsible landscaping businesses around. “Both sides of my family were always concerned about the forest, so that was a big topic growing up in my family,” Litzenburger said. Litzenburger Landscape has taken several initiatives to “go green” in business, and is also committed to creating a “green” community as well. The business just recently planted 20 trees in Harbor Springs, all part of a gift to the city to donate and plant 200 mature trees over the next 10 years. The trees are a gift of beautification and, hopefully, inspiration as well, Litzenburger said. He said he’d like to get people thinking about the importance of forest conservation and preservation. Litzenburger noted that many of Michigan’s native species of trees are in rapid
Gow Litzenburger, owner of Litzenburger Landscape in Harbor Springs, stands next to one of 20 trees the business recently donated to the city. The business plans to donate 200 trees to the city over the next 10 years. In addition to aesthetically improving the city’s look, Litzenburger said he hopes the trees will raise awareness about forest preservation and conservation. (Harbor Light photo by Jessica Evans.)
Most people expected the announcement, McLaren Northern Michigan’s CEO, Reezie DeVet, said of her plans to retire at the end of 2013. Most people expected it because DeVet, who has been with the hospital (for- Reezie DeVet merly Northern Michigan Regional Hospital) since 2003, has watched her “target dates” for retirement come and go several times. “I kept waiting for the right time. I’m very passionate about this hospital and our community, and I wanted to make sure that I would be leaving our organization in the best possible shape I could,” she said in a recent interview. The biggest hurdle to clear was finding a partnership with a larger medical group to secure the hospital’s future, as changes in health care and continually increasing charity care left the organization financially vulnerable. -CONTINUED on page 8
get warmer.” This reality weighs heavily on Litzenburger, and he said he wor“Both sides of my family were ries about Michigan species, in always concerned about the particular. “Beech and Ash trees are two speforest, so that was a big topic cies that we are losing quickly,” he growing up in my family.” explained. “With invasive species like the Emerald Ash Borer that are Gow Litzenburger destroying the Ash trees, and other By Jessica Evans Harbor Springs Farmers Market, located Litzenburger Landscape native species like the WhiteThe Cedar Harbor Light Newspaper on M-119 overlooking Ottawa Stadium, is that die and are never replanted, open Saturday from June 27 through we’re in jeopardy of losing some of every A letter from the U.S. Postal Service the fall. willlocal be on hand these native species. Right now, the was Local recentlyfarmers sent to some residecline, as are the number of trees 8 a.m. to 12 noon with locally Asian Longhorn Beetle, which killsfrom dents asking for their participation within cities. maple trees, has been found as close grown in a discontinuance feasibility study Michigan produce, salad “What really got me was an article as Ohio. Can you imagine if we lost greens, that would cease facility operations seasonal vegetables and I read in the National Arbor Day our maple trees here? They make up at the Wequetonsing Post Office Foundation, which reported that fruits, quite a bit of our forests. It’s all these branch. plants, baked goods, over a 30 year period of time, we jams and feasibility more! study things that have really got me on a A discontinuance are losing about 30-percent of our crusade worrying about our trees.” is designed to review post office tree canopy within cities, which is To help ensure the future of the operations and to determine if there significant,” he said. “On a small region’s forests, Litzenburger ap- is a need for the facility. Should scale, this is happening here, as well. proached the city of Harbor Springs the study’s finding suggest that the Who knows, this percentage could about adopting the Tree City USA Wequetonsing branch be disconcontinue to increase with invasive program, a national program that tinued, the facility will no longer be species and trees losing their native provides the framework for forestry classified as an official Post Office climate since the earth continues to location. -CONTINUED on page 9 However, even if the Wequetonsing post office is “declassified,” it will not result in any noticeable change -CONTINUED on page 8 On Wednesday, April 24 at 11:30 a.m., the Woodland North Central Michigan College’s student organization, Sustainable NCMC, will host a series of community Singers, North Central’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and events during Earth Week, April 22 through 25, on the sustainable N.C.M.C. will participate in a tree planting Harbor Springs in the Harris Gardens. Petoskey campus. Inventory The week will close on Thursday, April 25, with a LivLectures will be scheduled in the cafeteria at noon on Farmers Market ing Biosphere Community Celebration, beginning with Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23. On Monday, Clearance Helen Leithauser, business training coordinator, Cor- a pot luck dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the Library conference Men andEducation, Women will show Getting center. Speakers include Dr. Cameron Brunet-Koch, porate and Community Real about FoodHilda and the Future, a video by documen- president of North Central, and Renee Wasson Dillard, tary film-maker, Chris Bedford. A discussion about an artist and cultural/environmental advocate. Music winter hours 11-5 activities in our community that encourage growth of will be provided by Spirit Lake, Kellerville, Tragek Mix our local food system will follow the film. On Tuesday, and a club music DJ. Mon-sat For more information on the Earth Week celebration Seamus Norgaard, North Central adjunct professor, address phone and LuAnne Kozma, from Ban Michigan Fracking, or Sustainable N.C.M.C., contact Jack Slaggert at 231Saturdays 9am - 1pm will give a presentation focusing on the dilemma we 838-5396, or email@example.com. Downtown at face from continuous use of fossil fuels, and positive 157 State Street alternatives to this path.
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Celebrate National Children’s Book Week Editor’s Note: We live in a world sometimes heartbreaking. It’s oftentimes wonderful and beautiful and full of hope. Growing up (and now as an adult and mother), the way I navigate this fascinating, frightening, confusing thing called life is by opening a book. Big human truths-- for humans of all ages-- can be found in art. And some of the most accessible art can be found in bound pages. Language has a way of creating connection, building empathy, and learning to expect, and seek, more questions than answers. All things we want for our young (and young at heart) people. That’s why we’re excited to help Katie Capaldi, new owner of Between the Covers in downtown Harbor Springs, present the community’s first National Children’s Book Week celebration. Capaldi has a dynamic schedule of events geared for every age, with one thing in common: great books. We hope you’ll join us. In spirited partnership, Kate Bassett your team’s entry form, and return no later than May 10. Snacks provided. Audience welcome and encouraged.
Events Taking Place All Week Long (May 13-19) Draw Your Favorite Book: Calling all young artists! If you are in kindergarten through ﬁfth grade, stop by Between the Covers to pick up your entry form. The rules: illustrate a new cover to your favorite picture book or chapter book. All entries must be received no later than May 10, and the winners will be announced and featured during Children’s Book Week. Blitz Buy for the Harbor Springs LIbrary: Help us stock the shelves of our local library and reach a goal of 50 new books for young readers! For this week only, children’s and young adult wishlist books purchased to donate to the library will be available at 25 percent off. Read-a-Thon: Check with your child’s teacher to learn if his or her classroom will be participating in this week-long reading competition for students in grades kindergarten through eighth. Write a Community Book: Stop by Between the Covers all week long to add your own sentence, paragraph or illustration. The ﬁrst paragraph will be started, but from there, who knows how our story will end! Free scheduled events Dance Through a Story: Creative Movement classes incorporate books, storytelling, games, music and dance! Where: North Country Kids Preschool & Childcare Center When: Monday, May 13 & Friday, May 17 from 9 to 10 a.m. Instructor: Katie Capaldi Requirements: Must be a part of the NCK program to participate. Tween Trivia Nite: Gather a team of three and put your book and vocab knowledge to the test! Where: Harbor Springs Library When: Tuesday, May 14th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Requirements: Open to teams of three. Participants must be in the sixth through eighth grades. Stop by Between the Covers to pick up
Spot the Signs of Spring: Share springtime stories, a snack and craft, and then head outdoors and towards the harbor to search for birds and blossoms. Where: Begins inside Between the Covers, and moves down Bay Street When: Wednesday, May 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Instructor: Molly Baker from The Outﬁtter Requirements: Open to children, age three to six. Must be accompanied by an adult. Dress for the weather. Reservations required.
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College Lunch Lecture offers inside look at Interlochen
American Life in Poetry BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE
North Central Michigan College’s Luncheon Lecture will take an inside look at Interlochen Center for the Arts on Friday, April 19 at noon in the Library conference room on the Petoskey campus. Jeffrey Kimpton, president of Interlochen Center for the Arts, will share the unusual and fascinating history of this fabled Michigan institution, share some interesting facts about Interlochen many Michigan residents don’t know, and project the trends and challenges Interlochen--and all arts organizations--face in the future. Cost for the event is $9 and includes lunch. Reservations are preferred. Call 231-348-6600 to reserve your place at the table. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m.
This column originates in Nebraska, and our office is about two hours’ drive from that stretch of the Platte River where thousands of sandhill cranes stop for a few weeks each year. Linda Hogan, one of our most respected Native writers and Writer in Residence for The Chickasaw Nation, perfectly captures their magic and mystery in this fine poem.
The Sandhills The language of cranes we once were told is the wind. The wind is their method, their current, the translated story of life they write across the sky. Millions of years they have blown here on ancestral longing, their wings of wide arrival, necks long, legs stretched out above strands of earth where they arrive with the shine of water, stories, interminable language of exchanges descended from the sky and then they stand, earth made only of crane from bank to bank of the river as far as you can see the ancient story made new. 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 Mark Irwin, whose most recent book of poems is Tall If, New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2008. Poem reprinted from The Sun, July, 2010, by permission of Mark Irwin and the publisher. Introduction copyright © 2013 by The Poetry Foundation. The introduction’s author, Ted Kooser, served as United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004-2006. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.
Advice from the Best Readers Around: Between the Covers welcomes guest book lovers, from elementary, middle and high school, to share some of their favorite books, and offer book-buying advice to grandparents, parents and teachers. Show your support for these booksellers in the making! Where: Between the Covers When: Thursday, May 16 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Picture Book Event & Signing with Katie Brines: All ages are welcome to attend this fun-ﬁlled afternoon with local artist, Katie Brines. Katie will be sharing her latest wordless picture book, Mitten Tip Tales: The Illustrated Adventure of Gnome Girl & Fox, and inviting youngsters to create North Woods tales of their own. Story time and activity will begin at 1 p.m., with a book signing to follow. Where: Between the Covers When: Saturday, May 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Book & Film Night: Join us for a showing of Howl’s Moving Castle, the beloved and mesmerizing animated ﬁlm from acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki. Join us for the movie at 6, and stay for a discussion of the book and ﬁlm afterwards, if you’d like. Copies of the book are available now at Between the Covers. Where: Harbor Springs Library When: Saturday, May 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. Requirements: Must be 13 or older to attend. Snacks provided.
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McLaren Northern Michigan Hosts Cancer Survivorship and Wellness Series McLaren Northern Michigan is hosting a free four-week program to help cancer survivors face the challenges and changes cancer brings; from the moment of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond, and into years of survivorship or palliative care. “Cancer Survivorship and Wellness,” a program funded by McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation, offers education and support to cancer patients and their family members. The group sessions take place from 2 - 4 p.m. on May 2, 9, 23 & 30 at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, 820 Arlington Avenue in Petoskey. Sessions will focus on living well with a cancer diagnosis, as well as learning skills for the promotion of physical and emotional well-being. Attendance at all four sessions is highly recommended. Family members or caregivers are also welcome to attend. “This group is designed to allow people who are living through any cancer diagnosis, be it an early diagnosis or living beyond their treatments, to come together and speak about their journeys,” said Rita E. Miller, RN, MSN, OCN, and Nurse Clinician at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey.
Miller said the end of cancer treatments are not the end of the cancer experience for patients who must face complicated care issues related to their cancer survivorship. “Cancer patients continue to live with chronic disease issues long after their initial cancer treatment and followup care has ended with their oncology team,” she said. “A cancer diagnosis no longer signals a diagnosis of death. Today, people are living longer with a cancer diagnosis, and with increased health care needs related to their individual cancer type or from the side effects of cancer treatments received during acute care.” “This group provides a way for survivors to come together and collectively learn about cancer and to discover ways to live ‘well’ as a survivor with a cancer diagnosis,” she added. For more information, call Amy Juneau at 231.487.4015 or Rita Miller at 231.487.4281. Space is limited. Register by calling 800.248-6777.
Tuesday April 23 in Cheboygan and Thursday, April 25 in Petoskey. Working with local law enforcement, the McLaren Northern Michigan – Cheboygan Campus is offering a drive through drop-off at the entrance just North of the Emergency Department from
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on April 23. In Petoskey on April 25, the drop-off will be off of Mitchell Street across from Johan’s Bakery from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Medications will be properly disposed of through an approved hazardous waste vendor and controlled substances will be handled by the Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Department and Petoskey Police Departments. Other items being accepted at these times include used sharps, eye glasses, hearing aids, cell phones, and shoes. For 2012 alone, the drive-
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SYNOPSIS WEST TRAVERSE TOWNSHIP REGULAR BOARD MEETING APRIL 9,2013
Regular Board meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. 4 members were present Approved March 26, 2013 meeting minutes. Approved a micro brewer liquor license for Harbor Springs Vineyards & Winery Approved payables and payroll. Next regularly scheduledINVITATION meeting will be May 14, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. TO BID
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Sealed bids will be received by the Emmet County Road Commission at their offices located at 2265 E. Hathaway Road, Harbor Springs, MI, until BID 9:05 a.m., Tuesday, 7,INVITATION 2013, at whichTO time they will be opened and read PAGE #23 FOR May 4/17/2013 ROAD ULTRA-THIN PROJECT aloud DIVISION for the ultra-thin asphalt overlay on ASPHALT Division Road in Cross Village and Readmond Township for a total of 1.02 miles. Sealed bids will be received by the Emmet County Road Commission at their offices located at 2265 may E. Hathaway Road, Harbor Springs, until A copy of the specifications be obtained at the offices of theMI, Emmet 9:05 a.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at E. which time they will be opened and read County Road Commission at 2265 Hathaway Road, Harbor Springs, MI aloud the ultra-thin overlay on Division Road in Cross Village 49740,for (231) 347-8142asphalt or email@example.com. and Readmond Township for a total of 1.02 miles. EMMET COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION A copyZulski,Jr of the specifications Frank - Chairman may be obtained at the offices of the Emmet County Road Commission at 2265 E. Hathaway Road, Harbor Springs, MI Leroy Sumner - Vice Chairman 49740, (231) 347-8142 Larry Williams - Memberor firstname.lastname@example.org.
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OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK 200 Division Street Petoskey, Michigan 49770
NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TESTING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public accuracy test for the May 7, 2013 Election will be held in the Board of Commissioners Room, 200 Division Street, Petoskey, Michigan, on April 24, 2013, starting at approximately 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 PM The Public Accuracy Test is conducted to demonstrate that the computer program used to record and count the votes cast at the election meet the requirements of law. The public is welcome to attend, observe or participate in this process. This notice is given on behalf of the following city and township clerks: Bliss Township Doris LaVictor, Clerk 925 W. Bliss Rd.
Carp Lake Township Angie Berry, Clerk 6339 Gill Rd.
Center Township Linda Bailey, Clerk 981 Van Rd.
Maple River Township Tammy S. Gregory, Clerk 3989 S. US 31
McKinley Township Krystal Kredell-Mallory, Clerk 1820 N. US 31
Pleasantview Township Debra Bosma, Clerk Township Hall, 2982 S. Pleasantview
Readmond Township Molly K. Veling, Clerk 6008 Wormwood Lane
Wawatam Township Grace Gwilt, Clerk 123 W. Etherington
Children’s Health Fair set for Saturday, April 20 More than 40 community agencies will be participating in the 23rd Annual Children’s Health Fair sponsored by McLaren Northern Michigan. The fair, which provides an educational environment where parents can learn how to keep their children healthy and safe, will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Petoskey Middle School located at 801 Northmen Drive, off of Mitchell Street in Petoskey. McLaren Northern Michi-
gan in Petoskey is sponsoring the free event in recognition of April being the “Month of the Young Child.” The event focuses on newborns to 12-year-olds. “The nice thing about this event is that there is something for everyone, both children and parents,” said Ross Witherbee, Clinical Nurse Manager of Women and Children Services at McLaren Northern Michigan. One of the special features includes an “Action Hero
Fun Run” outside (weather permitting), sponsored by the Child Abuse Council – bring your hero cape for this fun activity. Many of the booths will feature hands-on learning activities and educational materials, in addition to a scavenger hunt for the kids. There will also be many prizes raffled off throughout the day. For more information about the Children’s Health Fair, call 800.248.6777.
Char-Em ISD marks 50 years of leadership, service; Open House Anniversary Celebration slated for April 19 This year, Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District marks 50 years of leadership, innovation, and results for students, schools and the community. To mark the occasion, Char-Em ISD is inviting all current and former employees, boards of education members, area school personnel and other partners to help commemorate during a 50th Anniversary Celebration from 1-5 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the ISD’s office in Charlevoix. Attendees are asked to bring a new or gently used children’s book ranging from infant board books to chapter books. The books collected will be distributed by Great Start to children at community locations throughout the ISD’s service area of Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties. During the April 19 open house, which will include a brief program starting at 3:30 p.m., attendees can take a trip down memory lane by looking at photos, reviewing a historical timeline put together by Char-Em ISD, and browse through a 50 year history book created to commemorate the ISD’s accomplishments. “We hope to have a great turnout,” said Dianne Litzenburger, ISD Director of Communication Services and a member of the planning committee. “We expect to hear lots of laughter and people talking about the good times they had helping students and our local schools over the years. It will provide an opportunity for former employees and our current employees to reminisce and also see how things have changed.” Created by the Legislature in 1962, Char-Em ISD is one of Michigan’s 56 educational service agencies that: • Saves money and resources for K-12 districts by providing consolidated support services. • Trains teachers in the latest research-based methods. • Pilots innovative programs that districts couldn’t afford on their own. • Coordinates special education, alternative education,
In a photo from circa 1970, Char-Em ISD Assistant Superintendent Charles Crosser (right) counts the number of students in an unidentified teacher’s classroom. (Courtesy photo)
and career and technical education services across the region. In 1963, the County School Districts of Charlevoix and Emmet counties consolidated into Char-Em ISD. This local event also marked a milestone for the state as Char-Em ISD became the first multi-county intermediate school district. A year later, Ellsworth and Central Lake public schools in Antrim County were annexed and joined Char-Em ISD. Back then, Charles Robinson served as the first superintendent and the first organizational meeting of the “Consolidated Boards of Education” as it was called was held. Ten members were appointed until the biennial election of 1965 was held when the Char-Em ISD Board of Education members were elected by popular vote. “Reflecting over the past 50 years, Char-Em ISD has much to celebrate,” said current ISD Superintendent Rick Diebold. “Over the course of our history, it is evident that our staff and administrators have been committed to providing quality programming and services for students, parents and schools in our district which support – and many times exceeds – the vision of our founders.”
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Diebold said he, too, is looking forward to seeing a large gathering of current and retired staff, board members and others at the open house celebration. “As superintendent during this historical marker, I am extremely proud of the determination and dedication of our founders, past and current staff, and Board of Education for holding true to our organizational mission and vision. Those who are part of our legacy should have confidence in a bright future for Char-Em ISD for many years to come. “I invite all our stakeholders to visit us and learn how we’ve been serving students and their parents, and staff in 11 local public schools, 6 private schools, and 3 public school academies,” he added. Char-Em ISD’s Anniversary Celebration will take place from 1-5 p.m. at their main office at 08568 Mercer Blvd., in Charlevoix. For more information call Litzenburger at 231-547-9947.
Broadband access efforts continue This -CONTINUED from page 3. digital literacy classes. To this end, the HARBOR Inc. team will host a free “Getting Businesses Online” class that will focus on websites and social media on April 24, at the Harbor Springs Library. “It is our hope that this pilot class will develop as a series of classes to assist businesses and the community,” Smolinski said. “We look forward to implementation of the recommended actions in the plan over the next 5-10 years,” she added. The plan is available on the HARBOR, Inc. website at www.harborinc.org or Connect Michigan at www.connectmi.org.
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Harbor Springs...Now and Then Musings, memories & news about you By CYNTHIA MORSE ZUMBAUGH firstname.lastname@example.org | 231.526.7842 Last week marked the end of another era for many of us as we sadly mourned the passing of Annette Funicello. I know to later generations she was just someone who sold peanut butter, but she was so much more for the rest of us. She was one of the first one-name stars. If you said
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Annette, everyone knew who you meant. By the time that I can remember it, the Mickey Mouse Club Show was in syndication, but I can remember scurrying around with my brother David, searching for our mouse ears because you had to wear them to sit and watch the show. We had to be in time for role call and the song; it didn’t count if you didn’t sing along. I didn’t make it to a Disney Park until I was in my twenties, didn’t make it to Disneyland until my thirties, but I grew up wanting to go. I know that the Mickey Mouse Club had a couple revivals in the seventies and nineties, but the innocence was gone. Somehow the relationship between Annette and Cubby was never questioned; they seemed so much younger than Brittany and Justin and Christina. After she left the Mouse Club and before she hit the beach, Annette was part of some classic Disney movies, including The Shaggy Dog and Babes in Toyland. She managed a remarkably smooth transition from the 12-year-old wearing the ears to her own Disney show at 16 to Disney movies and several excellent Wonderful World of Disney episodes before she first donned a shocking two piece bathing suit at 20. Annette and Fabian, Annette and Frankie Avalon (swoon), Annette and Dwayne Hickman; they were always wholesome, fun movies and while a navel sometimes made a brief appearance, much to Walt Disney’s chagrin, Annette was always the good girl and modestly attired. It’s kind of ironic that none of
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the beach wear from any of those “bikini” movies would be considered bikinis today. She had several hit songs; this was a multi talented girl. A little trivia, Paul Anka was quite smitten with Annette but Walt Disney kept a short leash on his stars. Nothing came of the relationship, or lack of, except a song to remember, as a heartbroken Anka penned the classic “Puppy Love” for Annette. She was also the lead character of a series of books in the Nancy Drew genre; I think I had four or five of them. Thinking of Annette and her movies took me back to
all of that great entertainment that Disney produced for “The Wonderful World of Disney.” Between Annette and Hayley Mills, we had some wholesome role models and some great entertainment. I can, and sometimes do, pull out some of those old Disney movies like That Darn Cat, The Moon Spinners, Parent Trap or Pollyanna and they are just as enjoyable today as they were fifty years ago. Silly, sweet fun with nothing objectionable for parents to consider; they knew they could trust Walt. I mentioned that he kept his talent on a short leash and while it was
Obituaries Betty Phillips Betty L. Phillips 91 of Arcadia, Fl. formerly of Harbor Springs passed away April 13, 2013 at Bortz Health Care in Petoskey. Betty was born Dec. 1, 1921 in Alanson to George and Mabel (Patterson) Hall. She married Frank Phillips and the couple made their home in Harbor Springs before retiring to Florida. Frank preceded her in death along with a daughter Linda, a brother Mike Hall and sisters Hazel Blumke and Eleanor Hall. Betty is survived by a son Robert Phillips and his wife Laura, a brother Keith Hall of Petoskey, her grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. No services are planned at this time.
Jerry Blake Jerry Austin Blake, 74, passed away April 6, 2013 at his home in Harbor Springs. He was born on June 20,1938, and raised in Columbus Ohio. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1960. Jerry had served as the C.E.O. at Active Tool & Mfg. while living in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He was active in his community serving as Commodore of The Bayview Yacht Club, the President of The Grosse Pointe Hockey Association and helped start youth lacrosse in Grosse Pointe. An avid sailor, he loved to race and give others opportunities to take part in the experience of being on the water. He was often found racing in Lake St Clair, the Little Traverse Bay, and the Port Huron to Mackinac race. Jerry is survived by his wife Leslie, his three children, Wendy (Frank) Hamm of Boston MA and his sons Todd Blake (Diane) and Mark Blake (Amy) both of Ross, CA and five grandchildren Charlotte, Graham, Sam, Henry and Olivia. He is further survived by his sister Judy Beck and brother Steve Blake. He also has left his beloved dog Sage II. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Mary Blake. A celebration of his life is being planned for this summer in Harbor Springs. His family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Delores Ann Pethers 82 of Alanson passed away peacefully April 10, 2013 at her home. She was born Nov. 13, 1930 in Harbor Springs to Lloyd Wm. and Dorothy A. (Losinger) Swadling. She attended Harbor Springs schools. She married William Pethers and the couple remained together for 49 years making “Good Dog Food at Next to Harbor IGA a Good Price!” Acoustic Guitar/Voice 203 Clark St. their home in Alanson. She had worked as the primary cook folk.blues.jazz 526-7160 for the Littlefield school from 1973-1995. She was an active 439 Street ForPineWeek: 4/17/13 member of the Alanson Church of the Nazarene where she Harbor Springs, MI 49740 email@example.com also volunteered at their food pantry. She enjoyed dancing Don’t miss Hank & Stan with Bo White the Tarczon Bros. and & country music. Rhythm Section (Herb Glahn + Bob Bowne = “Hank & Stan”)by her children Alma Oom, Patricia Clear Deer Bait/Bird Seed & Feeders Delores is survived Dog/Cat Toys, Grooming Supplies, Treats, Supplements, Saturday, Sept. 12 - Jim From 8pm - before 12amO’Neil, Mona Scharffe (Gail), Darlene Pethers, Dika (Chub), Chettie Horse Feed & Grain, $1 Suet Cakes, Fish & other Reptile Food. At Little Traverse Bay Golf Club (in the tent) Joe Pethers (Cindy), Tony Pethers (Brenda), 24 grandchildren, Harbor Springs Computers Free-will offerings for Manna Food Project are encouraged 40 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. She P.O. Box 141 was preceeded in death by her husband William, sons RobHarbor MI 49740 ert, Springs, William and David and her daughter Cindy and a great granddaughter. 231-526-5888 Delores was a loving mother and will be greatly missed by harborspringscomputers.com her family and many friends. Funeral services were held on April 12. Interment took place firstname.lastname@example.org in Littlefield Twp. Cemetery later this spring; online condolences may be made at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com.
probably difficult for them at that time, I don’t remember any scandals rocking his stable of stars. More important, many of them, including Annette, Hayley and Kurt Russell, made a successful transition to adult roles, with nary an arrest, overdose or embarrassing photo without underwear between them. I only wish that today’s Disney stars could have the same longevity and success and keep their names out of the scandal sheets. It was a day for celebrating for the Tippett clan as Erin and Josh Medley welcomed Abigail Jacquelyn Medley to the world on April 9. Grandparents are Steve and Kari (Rye) Tippett and greatgrandparents are Dean and Jane Rye and Wilma and Jerry Tippett, who happened to be celebrating their 58th wedding anniversary on that day, so this beautiful little girl was an extra special gift for them.
Also doing some celebrating this week are Dave and Evelyn Olson, as April 20 marks what I believe will be their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Congratulations to a wonderful couple. Some birthday celebrating going on this week do, beginning on Thursday, April 18, with Evan Rosinski, Linda Chumbler, Jessica Luttrell and Tom Bayliss all born on that date. On Friday, April 19th, Happy Birthday to Jeanette Werden, Kelly LaCount and Shauna Simpkins and on Saturday to Rodney Niswander and Terry Fineout Major. On Sunday we send birthday wishes to David “Leroy” Rhine and to Carol Niswander Manthei and on Monday, April 22 to Art Tebo, Sharalen Ward Greenwell and Sue Carpenter Moore. Tuesday our best wishes to out to Jan Parsons Jury and on Wednesday, April 24, to Rob McCready.
Committee members needed for Day of Caring event this year The Day of Caring committee and Char-Em United Way has started planning this year’s event. Day of Caring will be Wednesday, September 11, 2013- in honor of the National Day of Service and Remembrance of September 11. “The one-day event is an incredible opportunity for people in our community to get involved and volunteer their time to complete projects that area non-profits and organizations just don’t have the staff, funds or time to complete without help.”, states Lisa Luebke, Char-Em United Way Volunteer Connections Director. “We are very excited that this year will mark the 10th anniversary of the event.” added Luebke. Volunteers are matched with non-profits, schools, and government agencies from all over Charlevoix and
Emmet counties during Day of Caring. With such a large geographical area, help is needed to ensure a successful event for all who are involved. The committee is seeking new members to assist with planning from the Boyne City, East Jordan, and northern Emmet County areas. The committee will meet monthly from April through September sharing skills and ideas to organize and promote Day of Caring. Last year the committee helped bring over 600 volunteers together with more than 50 projects. If you would like to join the Day of Caring planning committee or have ideas to share please contact CharEm United Way at 487-1006, email@example.com or www.charemunitedway. org
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Funeral services for Blair Dentel Funeral services for Blair Dentel will be held on Saturday, Aprl 27 at 11 am at the First Presbyterian Church, 148 jS. Huron St., Lake City, MI., followed by a graveside service and then luncheon back at the church. An online obituary may be viewed and condolences offered at www.youngfuneral.com and memorial tributes may be made to First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 508, Lake City, Mi 49651. A former Harbor Springs resident, Blair died February 11, 2013.
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Spring Things in the area The Friends of the Alanson Area Public Library will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 pm in the library. Short notice but you are invited to join them if you can. The Harbor Springs Middle School Talent Show will take place on Thursday, April 25 in the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm. Singers, dancers and the Middle School Glee Club will be performing. Come and support the rising stars of Harbor Springs. Cost $3 adults/$2 students.
Good Eats The Harbor Springs American Legion Post 281 will be holding another of their Burger Nites on Thursday, April 18 from 5:30-7 pm at the Legion Hall, corner of Third and State in downtown Harbor Springs. Cost is $5. If you have never been to one they invite you to stop by - good food and fun time. Holy Cross Parish, Cross Village and the Cafe Gals will be hosting a “Polish Breakfast” on Sunday, April 21 at the Fr. Al Parish Center serving from 8-11 am. Also available will be the regular breakfast of all you can eat pancakes, 2 eggs, 2 sausages. Come and enjoy the breakfast and welcome back your friends and neighbors who are returning from the winter locations! The weekly Crossword Puzzle is brought to you courtesy of:
Elementary students raise over $7,600 Our goal for this year’s St. Jude’s Math-a-thon was to have 100 students from Blackbird Elementary and Shay participate and raise $6,000 for sick children and research. We went over our goal and raised a grand total of $7,630.28 with 94 students from Blackbird and Shay participating. Since 1998, Harbor Springs Schools have raised over $46,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Thank you for caring and supporting this wonderful program. Submitted by •Carol McKee, Program Coordinator 300 West Lake St. • Harbor Springs Phone: (231) 526-2101
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Mini Fair photo contest announced Each year, photographers look forward to one of the most popular and unique photo contests in our area held during the annual Mini Fair where hundreds of fairgoers are the judges for photographs taken throughout Emmet County. This year’s fair -- which is the major fundraiser for the Readmond, Friendship and Cross Village (RFC) volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad -- will be held Sunday July 21 at the fire hall grounds on Robinson Road in Good Hart. Photographers find interesting subject matter everywhere, in every season, and new and
experienced photographers are invited to send in their favorite photos which must be taken in Emmet County. Winning shots are featured in the annual Mini Fair calendar. Photographers may submit up to six of 8”x 10” photos (unframed and unmatted) with $1 for each picture. Pictures will be returned when a self-addressed stamped envelope is included. Plan on submitting photos after Memorial Day to the “2013 Mini Fair Photo Contest,” PO Box 971, Good Hart, MI 49737. For more information, email email@example.com.
Boating safety class offered Exciting, in-depth and taught by experienced instructors committed to the highest standards of the U.S. Coast Guard, this introductory boating class will give you the knowledge you need to obtain a boat license or safety certification. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safety. This 8-hour program covers types of boats, registrations and regulations, safety equipment, safe boating practices, docking, mooring, knots, equipment checks, weather and tides, charts, navigation, dealing with boating emergencies, trailering, storing, and protecting your boat, hunting, fishing and skiing. Class will be offered in two evening
sessions or one all-day session. Materials and certificates provided. Evening class: Boating Safety – US Coast Guard Program Thursday, April 18 & 25, 5:30-9:30 p.m. $20 includes all materials Daytime class: Boating Safety – US Coast Guard Program Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. $20 includes all materials Location: Room 536 Student Community Resource Center – Petoskey Campus Please register early. Class size is limited. For more information, visit www.ncmich. edu/cce or call 231-348-6705.
Upcoming Little Traverse Conservancy events Birding by the Seasons Spring Lake Park (Emmet County) Saturday, April 20 , 10 am to Noon
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Schulz Preserve & Taylor-Horton Creek Preserve Trail Work, Saturday, April 20 9am-3pm
Birds fascinate us with their ability of flight, intriguing behavior, nest-making, and beauty. Explore the world of birds with local bird enthusiast Mary Trout through this new family field trip series. Each session includes a hike, and fun activities the whole family can enjoy. Field guides and binoculars will be available if needed. In this second session, we’ll explore the world of spring migrants, learn about using your field guide and binoculars to identify birds that we encounter. After a walk along the boardwalks of this wildlife viewing park, we’ll meet at the pavilion to create nesting material bags to take home and put up for the birds in your own yard. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the pavilion after the program. Please call
Along Pincherry Rd., Charlevoix County In 2011 the Conservancy acquired the Taylor-Horton Creek Preserve adjacent to the Schulz Preserve, which was acquired in 1991. Volunteers are needed to help simplify and connect these two trail systems, and to improve the parking area and trail signage. Please be prepared with work gloves and any trail clearing tools you may have on hand - but make sure they are well-labeled with your name. Bring a lunch and work the whole day or join us just for a couple of hours. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Please contact Cacia Lesh for more information: cacia@landtrust. org or 231.344.1002.
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Yes, that is 50 degrees we finally reached on Monday - it wasn’t exactly a pleasant warm spring day but cloudy with drizzle. This past week included another No School day due to fog/mist and icy roads. The rest of the week was, as several of the past weeks have been wet, gray, and not warm. Moving ahead, predictions are for periods of heavy rain Wednesday night and Thursday, snow on Friday - sun possibly on Saturday. Despite all the un-spring-like weather the gradual signs of spring continue. Four robins were seen in a nearby backyard which was still mostly covered in snow. Despite that, those robins were busy looking for those worms, finally giving up after several minutes of searching. They will be back. Cardinals have been spotted and have been singing, more birds are showing up also.
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“People are so excited. The reception to the program has been fantastic,” Breighner said in an interview on a recent trip to Harbor Springs (he is currently in the process of relocating from New York City). “We have over 30 applications right now (which will fill 10 slots) and 30-plus mentors lined up.” Breighner said the mentors are the heart of Cool House programming, and set the accelerator apart. He also said it hasn’t been hard to convince people to come to Harbor Springs. “We are building a huge bench of mentors, because we have no idea, right now, which start-ups will be part of the program. We have everyone from a guy who has a food truck empire to the former CEO of AOL,” he said. One of newest additions to the list, Navneet Singh Narula, is an extra exciting person to have on board for several reasons. His resume-- including being the youngest executive at Accenture when he was 27, and a list of business awards and humanitarian efforts as deep as Lake Michigan-- is just the icing on the cake. Narula reached out to Breighner, wanting to be involved in a concept he believes in supporting. Narula’s enthusiasm for the project bodes well as an indicator of its potential for success. So too does the start-up accelerator industry’s support of Breighner and Cool House Labs. “We will strengthen the whole ecosystem,” Breighner said, of not only the local economy, but also the midwestern technology start-up community. Breighner has
spent a great deal of time working with other, already successful organizations in larger cities like Cincinnati. “They definitely see Cool House Labs as an additive, rather than competition. And with a lot of energy now focused on Detroit, we’re in a great place to really make this happen. We’re having a lot of fun talking to people, and we’re looking to be part of a midwestern revival.” As previously reported in the Harbor Light Newspaper, Coolhouse Labs is a technology-focused startup accelerator and innovation lab. The concept is simple: bring in young entrepreneurs, give them seed capital (in exchange for a little equity in their company), pair them with mentors, and help support them as they build a product. Breighner will accept up to 10 start-up companies each cycle for a three month intensive program designed specifically to prepare the companies for the end goal-investor backing. Companies receive some initial funds upon acceptance to the program. Each year, Breighner said he’d love to see one of those 10 companies opt to locate in Harbor Springs for good, and will likely offer incentives to do so. During the other nine months a year, Breighner said he will build programming to help incubate and support local small businesses and organizations, as well as offer a wide range of community opportunities, like coding classes, and plans to use the Cool House space (details on a final location have yet to be announced) as a community gathering spot all year.
“This guy is on fire,” said Rob Mossburg, chair of the Harbor Springs Downtown Development Authority. “We’re thrilled. This is an incredibly positive step in the right direction for our community.” As Breighner moves forward (with lightening speed-- the only way he works), there are a variety of ways community members can get involved in supporting Cool House Labs, and he encourages anyone interested in learning more to contact him. One option is to house mentors from out of town. Mossburg said this shortterm (sometimes just overnight) housing request is a wonderful chance to “introduce people to the town.” “Jordan wants to give mentors a true feeling of Harbor Springs, which is brilliant,” he said. Breighner noted that feeling of cottage living is appealing to those who have yet to experience Harbor Springs, and he’s looking for host families who are will to share that with mentors. “These aren’t college students or young kids,” Mossburg added. “These are successful business people who have been sold on the idea of coming to our town.” Having as many mentors as possible is crucial for the program, Breighner added, which means he’d love to see more mentors with local ties to volunteer their time and expertise. Breighner has already hired two staff members and said he’d love to have a fellow with local connections join his team. The application for the position is available on the Cool House website.
Jordan Breighner plans to open Cool House Labs, a start-up business accelerator that will open this summer downtown. (Courtesy photo.)
For other ways to be involved, contact Breighner. “We have a story we can tell here. People love small town ingenuity. We are in this beautiful spot in northern Michigan and we are trying to do something no one else is trying to do in a town of our size.” For more information, email Breighner, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www. coolhouselabs.com.
“Without our donors and supporters, this organization would not be what it is today. That is more true than ever as we look toward the future.” Reezie DeVet McLaren Northern Michigan
in terms of finding the right people for our community health care needs. I think that’s important for people to know.” DeVet added the search will be open to both those currently inside the McLaren system as well as to health care administrators nationwide, and that she has no doubt the pool of candidates will include fantastic leaders who are up to the challenges of not only the nationwide health care situations, but those specific to northern Michigan. “I don’t know if people realize it, but we cover communities spanning over 7,000 square miles.” The rural nature of McLaren Northern Michigan makes it all the more important to offer a wide breadth of services and care. However, skyrocketing costs, reduced insurance payments, and a continued rise in charity care that shows no sign of slowing down, make this the number one challenge the hospital will face in coming years, DeVet said. “It is a difficult task, to balance federal debt with health care needs. Something will have to change, and for us, with an increasingly elderly and frail population, there isn’t a lot of relief in sight. We have to continue to look at how we are delivering care. How we can augment with
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for Post Office patrons there, stressed Denny Lechowicz, Harbor Springs Postmaster. Currently, the Wequetonsing branch, though classified as an official Post Office, does not provide the regular services that most branches do. For services such as purchasing stamps or mailing packages, Wequetonsing patrons have been using the Harbor Springs Post Office (or others in the area) for the past two years, Lechowicz said. Prior to this, the Wequetonsing branch provided full service for a couple of hours a day throughout the summer. Even if the branch is discontinued, Wequetonsing post office box patrons will still be able to pick up their mail at the facility, Lechowicz noted. “Nothing is going to change,” he said. “Legally, we must send out this letter and study to local residents to inform them of what’s taking place. After we gather the surveys and everything has been responded to, we’ll hold a community meeting to further answer questions anyone might have.” Postal representatives will be at the Harbor Springs Post Office on Tuesday, April 30, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. to answer questions from the public and to provide information about Post Office services. The Wequetonsing Post Office, which was opened in May 1886, was discontinued once before, in 1887. It was then reestablished and reopened again a year later. Lechowicz said the whole process could take between two and two and a half years to complete. He said he doesn’t expect any backlash in regard to discontinuing the branch from the community. “This will have absolutely no affect on anyone at all,” he said. “Everything will continue to operate the way it has there for the past two years.”
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As questions in health care continue to loom-- with few, if any, concrete answers-DeVet said she realized there would never be a perfect time to retire. “I knew I had to let go of the idea that there would be a ‘right time’ and had to acknowledge that this is the right move for me and my family.” Though her decision has been made, the idea of being any sort of “lame duck” CEO is abhorrent to DeVet. Instead, she said the hospital will continue moving forward, focusing on its strategic plan. The plan molds into McLaren’s overall three-year strategic plan cycle, which includes working on ways to reduce costs without undermining care. “We had a plan to fly over to Beaver Island earlier this year to meet with their rural health center team, because we have a partnership with them. The weather was so bad we had to reschedule, and when I called to let them know of my retirement, their first question was ‘does this mean we won’t be rescheduling our meeting?’ I told them that of course we’d be rescheduling. We won’t be sitting here waiting for the new person to come take the reigns. We have a strong plan in place, and we’ll be working on it, business as usual.” The new CEO will be chosen by a search committee made up of McLaren Northern Michigan board members, which does include Philip A. Incarnati, president and CEO of McLaren Health Care. The committee is using a national search team, DeVet added, that has been used by McLaren Northern Michigan for years whenever an executive position needed to be filled. “They are very familiar with our organization, and have an excellent history with us
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Hospital CEO Reezie DeVet to retire this year That goal-- started by DeVet’s good friend and predecessor, Tom Mroczkowski (who died suddenly in 2009)-was reached when Northern Michigan Regional Hospital merged with McLaren Health Care, a hospital group based in Flint, Michigan, in 2012. “Tom had the vision and the foresight to know identifying and partnering with not only a larger health care system, but the right system for this organization. I wanted to make sure his work was carried through, and when I came on, this was something the hospital had been working toward for quite some time,” DeVet said. Once the partnership with McLaren was cemented, the health system’s executives requested DeVet stay on at least a year into the transition. She agreed, noting she wanted Northern Michigan Regional Hospital’s move to McLaren Northern Michigan be as smooth as possible. Keeping the good faith of the community was equally important, she noted. “It was important to complete the strategic initiatives, but it was equally important to ensure the people we serve, and our staff, that this partnership is a positive move for our area.” On top of the merger, the Cheboygan hospital situation (the hospital closed in early April 2012, as a result of a sale to McLaren being blocked due to federal licensing snags and lacking funds to remain open on its own) was an unexpected situation that required immediate action. “When the Cheboygan piece happened, I knew it was important to stay on and see a resolution through,” DeVet said. The Cheboygan hospital later reopened as a slimmed down satellite campus with a functioning Emergency Room.
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telemedicine, what people can do in their own homes, how technology can be used. We also have a significant outreach program.” She added the positive side of the hospital’s rural nature is that McLaren Northern Michigan is located in an area where community matters, and people are passionate and willing to support a basic need like strong healthcare. “We have incredibly generous people in our community. Every bit of help adds up to make a difference,” DeVet said. The hospital has a longstanding foundation that has helped meet health care needs ranging from major equipment and capital campaigns to community health classes. While the hospital is now part of a larger group, funds donated to the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation are only used locally, DeVet stressed. In coming years, she added, the role the foundation plays in maintaining cutting edge care and number of services offered will be critical. “Without our donors and supporters, this organization would not be what it is today. That is more true than ever as we look toward the future.” In the end, DeVet said she has no doubt the community will continue to rise to the occasion, and that the hospital staff will continue to provide top notch care for years to come. “It says a lot of our strength of our organization, to have so many transitions happen without comprising care, and with the community’s support. Our staff really stepped up to do what was necessary, and our community has done the same.”
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Neglected puppy mill dogs get second chance at humane society By Jessica Evans Harbor Light Newspaper
When Number 50 was brought into Little Traverse Bay Humane Society last week, his black and white fur was matted and tangled and soaked with urine and feces. It hung in clumps around the small dog’s face, making it difficult for him to see beyond his fur. This wasn’t anything out of the ordinary for this dog, though, as he had never been bathed or groomed in his life. Number 50 has recently been given a new lease on life and a new name to go with it. Trooper, a four year old Shih Tzu Poodle, will never again be referred to as Number 50, and will look forward to a life full of care and a loving home. Trooper, who is just one of the 96 dogs rescued from a puppy mill in southern Illinois, was brought to Little Traverse Bay Humane Society (LTBHS), a no-kill shelter in Harbor Springs, with 11 other dogs rescued from the situation. Humane Society staff have worked tirelessly to bathe and groom the 12 dogs, all who were severely neglected with dirty and matted fur. Additionally, the animals will all be spayed and neutered and evaluated for their health and temperament. According to LTBHS executive director Deter Racine, the dogs were kept in small, cramped cages and were bred extensively in order to produce puppies that were sold to pet stores. “These dogs came here in the worst possible conditions,” she said. “My first reaction was utter sadness. These are the dogs that people don’t see. People see the cute little puppies in the pet stores, but these are the ones behind the scenes. It brought tears to my eyes and I just felt terrible looking at them. I knew I had to put that aside though, so that we could start helping
them to feel better as quickly as possible.” Grooming the animals was a tedious process, Racine said. Many of the dog’s coats came off in one piece when they were shaved down. Racine arrived early the morning the dogs were brought in and personally shaved and groomed the dogs, which took the majority of the day. Trooper, formally, Number 50, breezed through the grooming, which is what earned him his name, despite having little previous interaction with people. According to LTBHS associate director, Marci Singer, the dogs had little to no human contact and had no opportunity to act as a normal dog might in terms of playing outside, being walked or groomed or even petted. “These are animals that have never gotten to feel the grass on their feet,” Singer explained. “They have the ability to become wonderful pets and they truly want to be loved, but they just don’t know how. Anyone who is looking to adopt one of these dogs will need to have patience, but in the end, they’ll have a great dog.” Like Trooper, the majority of the dogs did well while being groomed, and according to Singer, most of them just require a bit of time and care. Following the grooming, the 12 dogs looked like completely different animals, Singer said. “You could finally see the look on their face and it’s almost as if they knew they were finally being cared for,” she said. “They went into the grooming room as just a number, and came out with names and personalities.” Singer noted that each animal coming through their facility could cost upwards of $250, depending on their medical needs. Though it takes a great deal of time, energy and funds to care for animals such as the 12
puppy mill dogs, getting these animals into loving homes is what they are there to do, Singer said. “This is why we’re here,” she said. “We’re here for the animals who have nowhere to go and be part of the solution in finding them good homes. Seeing these dogs after they’re groomed and how grateful they seem to be really exemplifies our motto that true love is rescued.” Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, which is a no-kill, 100-percent donor-funded non-profit organization, sees cases like this come through their doors at least once a year. The organization is constantly taking in animals from this community and others as well, some from downstate or even from hundreds of miles away. According to Singer and Racine, taking in these dogs was just another day for them. “Literally, this is what we do every day,” Racine said. “We took in a total of 24 dogs and cats last week combined, with eight dogs just from Emmet County alone. While this whole thing with the puppy mill dogs was going on, that day we had a Girl Scout troop here in addition to still adopting out other animals and running the facility as we usually do.” Racine noted that she is grateful to the community and their donors for giving them the support to continue to save lives. “We’re so lucky to have such a strong following,” she said. “People like to know what we’re up to and when we have something like this happen, they are very supportive and want to help whether it’s monetarily, volunteering their time, donating items or just giving us words of encouragement. We appreciate it all.” The dogs, which include smaller breeds such as Shih Tzus, Yorkies and Schnauzers, among others, range in age from one to seven years old
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Little Traverse Bay Humane Society executive director Deter Racine holds Trooper, one of the 12 dogs that the organization rescued from a puppy mill situation in southern Illinois. Trooper is now available for adoption. (Harbor Light photo by Jessica Evans.)
Trooper, formally known as Number 50, was brought to Little Traverse Bay Humane Society covered in matted fur full of feces and urine. The four-year old Shih Tzu was bathed and groomed, evaluated for his health and temperament and is now ready to be adopted.
and will all be available for adoption by the end of the week. Some of the dogs are already evaluated, sterilized and currently ready to be
adopted. For more information about the dogs or Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, call 231-347-2396 or go to www.ltbhs.com.
College will host High school hosts ‘Career Day’ for students upcoming lecture The purpose of Career Day ist from CharEm ISD, played On Wednesday, May 1, North Central Michigan College in Gaylord will offer a presentation GIS. Tom Kellogg, North Central adjunct instructor, will give a brief introduction to the evolution and history of geographic information systems and global positioning systems. He will discuss their uses in the military, agriculture, transportation and many other areas. He will also talk about the career paths that these technologies are offering for students. Cost for the event is $10 and includes lunch. Registration deadline is Monday, March 25. Call 989-705-3775 to reserve your place at the table.
was to introduce students to the wide variety of career opportunities in the community. According to Shelby Richardson, Harbor Springs High School guidance counselor, the goal was to link the classroom and the workplace by allowing students to explore various career options so that they can make informed choices . “Our goal was to have each career pathway represented and to have information for our students that connect the subjects they are learning in school to the various occupations that are available in the world of work,” Richardson said. Kelly Johnson, k-12 College and Career Readiness Special-
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an integral part enlisting 21 presenters. Students chose three career fields they were interested in and attended 30 minute sessions for each. Speakers gave students background on the type of education required for specific careers, and shared their personal pathway to their current employment. Students learned how English, math, problem solving, teamwork, and other basic skills learned in the classroom were used on the job. “This was the first, of what we hope, will be an annual event. With feedback from the students, we have a list of careers we are looking to add for future dates,” Richardson said.
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Harbor Springs High School students were introduced to a variety of career options, such as becoming a chef, as pictured above, at ‘Career Day.’ (Courtesy photo.)
The Kiwanis Key Club has been reinvigorated at the Harbor Springs High School, spearheaded by Reagan Damoose. This group of high schoolers has committed to a mission of service to the community, and are off to a great start. The group is open to any Harbor Springs High School student who wants to go out and make a difference. (Courtesy photo.)
management in communities across the country. So far, the city has been incredibly supportive of the idea, Litzenburger said. A newly formed city tree board has been established, which Litzenburger has been appointed to. “We’re not currently a Tree City,” he said, “But all the city board members have been very nice, and our city manager, Tom Richards, has been researching the program. Since we’re very supportive of this project and are touting it as beneficial to the city, then we should help contribute to this idea by donating trees ourselves.” “There’s no financial motive for us to do this,” Litzenburger explained. “We will not take any bids for planting trees for the city if we do end up participating in the Tree City USA program. Our main goal is to get the ball rolling and to encourage people to get out and plant more trees in the community.” Donating trees to the city is only one way Litzenburger Landscape is contributing to a greener world. The business recycles nearly everything that passes through its doors including the usual paper, plastic, glass and cardboard, but also recycles items such as ink cartridges, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, and oil. Metal, including old tools, paint cans and scraps from their garage does not go to waste, either. Last year, they loaded up a truck with plastic pipe material (that could not be accepted at the Emmet County Transfer Station) and drove to Boyne City where it was given to a company that produces plastics. “It all counts. Even though we’re a small business, it’s amazing the volume of recyclable materials that pass through here. We recycle everything we can, and I do the same at home. It sort of drives me crazy when I walk past a garbage can and see something recyclable in it. I usually have to reach in and pull it out,” he said with a laugh. In addition to recycling, almost all 26 acres of Lizenburger Landscape has been put to good use. In 2011, the business added a flock of chickens to the property, which not only provides the crew with fresh eggs to consume, but also provides the nursery stock plants with a source of organic fertilizer. Litzenburger noted he wishes to make the best, and most effective use of his land as possible. A hilly acre and a half, which is not suitable to grow nursery stock, will be the new grazing area for six lambs this spring. Litzenburger said he hopes that by providing the animals with fresh prunings and landscape clippings, he will have more fertilizer for his nursery. He noted he hopes to sheer the sheep and harvest organic wool from the animals, as well. Litzenburger also plans to make better use of the nursery greenhouses by growing edible produce in the spaces between the trees and shrubs. “It’s just wasted space, otherwise,” he said. “I have this 26 acres and I just want to make the best use of this land that I’m able to.”
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will co-host the Michigan premiere of “Eisenhower’s Secret War, 1950-1960” a two-hour documentary, written, directed and produced by Petoskeybased George Colburn. The first hour of the documentary will be shown at 7 pm on Friday, April 19, at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey. Tickets are available to Petoskey District Library cardholders and their guest free of any charge. There is limited seating, so interested cardholders should pick up their numbered tickets, in advance, at the Library, CTAC, or Petoskey Chamber of Commerce. A reception will follow. The complete two-hour documentary will be shown on CMU Public TV beginning at 10 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, with an encore presentation beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 11.
Community Stitch, an open knitting/crochet group that brings people together to work on projects that help others in our community. All levels and ages are welcome. The group meets at the Harbor Springs Library on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. Call (231)526-2531 or visit www.harborspringslibrary.org for more information.
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Scary Movie 5 It’s been seven years since the last installment in the Scary Movie franchise. Possibly they should have taken another year or two to work on it. When the funniest line in the movie is only funny because it is so pathetic, that’s not a good sign. Lindsey Lohan actually said, “I don’t wanna end up all over the internet. I pride myself in keeping a low profile. My private life is private.” Okay, that has to make you laugh a little, and to be honest, Jerry O’Connell made me chuckle a little as Christian Grey. Other than that, I just kept wondering where the Wayan brothers are when we need them. I still laugh all through Scary Movie (the original) even though I’ve seen it countless times. This movie has no recurring characters from the previous chapters, in fact, other than hoping that the name would bring in some movie goers, this could have been named anything. It uses the same format as the others, pulling laughs from current events (reasonably current, with Lindsey and Charlie Sheen) and from many other movies. The plot has a couple (Ashley Tisdale and Simon Rex) dealing with a possessed child while they borrow from many other similar movies. That’s what spoof movies do, I understand that and I love the cleverness it takes to do that well. That cleverness is completely lacking here. One thing I will say for this movie is that I cannot believe they got as many people as they got to do cameos/bit parts. Jasmine Guy, Heather Locklear, Darrell Hammond, Molly Shannon, Snoop Dog, Mike Tyson, and of course, Chris Elliott because I believe there may be a rule somewhere that if you are making a really bad movie, Chris Elliott has to be involved. (Sorry, I’m having flashbacks to Cabin Boy.) In short, if I haven’t made myself clear, don’t bother with this one until the DVD is in the $5.00 bin, which I suspect will be in about June. I wouldn’t recommend it for children, though they have cleaned up the language some and earned themselves a PG-13 rating, there are sexual situations, partial nudity and still quite a bit of profanity and violence, played mainly for laughs.
Pre-registration required: call 231-526-2621 or visit www.outfitterharbooooorsprings.com.
Women in the Wild: Map and Compass, The Outfitter of Harbor Springs hosts a Women in the Wild Map and Compass Workshop on Wednesday, May 1 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm at the Offield Nature Preserve. Learn the basics of this essential backcountry skill through hands-on practice! Open to women of all ages who want to get outdoors, explore and gain skills together. No experience needed and fee is $10. Meet at the trailhead on Quick Rd in Harbor Springs. Pre-registration required: call 231-526-2621 or visit www. outfitterharborsprings.com
Crooked Tree Arts Center Crooked Tree Arts Center presents Swirl, on Thursday,
No Spanish this week on April 18. Spanish Speaking Group, for anyone interested
there will be a tree planting in the Harris Gardens. The week in practicing their Spanish will close on Thursday, April 25 (Excludes Pizzas) speaking and listening skills with a Living Biosphere Com-Square are welcome to join us at the munity celebration beginning Harbor Springs Library on with a potluck dinner at 6 pm in Thursdays at 5:00pm. All abilithe Library Conference Center. ties and ages are welcome to For more information on the attend this informal conversaEarth Week Celebration contact tion group. Call 526-2531 or visit Jack Slaggert at 231-838-5396 www.harborspringslibrary.org for more information.
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Jack Hobey, Monday, April 22 at be shown at the library on the withBuildsauce 7:00 pm at the Carnegie 2nd and 4th Thursday of each on Aging have scheduled two ing, 451 E. Mitchell St, Petoskey. month at 7:30 p.m. “Les Miscomputer classes, designed There will be a book signing aferables” will be shown on April (Limited Time Offer) specifically for seniors, in the ter the presentation and books 1030 St., Harbor Springs 25. All movies are free and open computer labs of theState PHS mewill be available for purchase. to the public. Please visit our dia center. A beginner’s class Friends @ the Carnegie Speaker website www.harborspringsliwill meet from 4:15-5:45 pm Series is open to the public and brary.org for more information on Mondays and Wednesdays, admission is free. For more future11-9 movie listings. Sunday •andMon April 29 and May 1, 6, 8, 13,12-10 and information, call the Library of Harbor Springs 15. An intermediate class will be at 231-758-3100. This series Tues-Wed 11-10 •Thur-Sat • 11-11 held 6:00-7:30 pm on the same is sponsored by the Petoskey Petoskey District days. For more information District Library and Friends of and/or to register contact the Library the Library. FCEC at 231-347-3211 or toll& Order free (888) 347-0369. National Library WeekofisBread Stix with sauce
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(Limited Time Offer) April 25 featuring a sampling is back! The PDL will accept Speaker Series of creative appetizers and fine non-perishable items in place wines from Galley Gourmet of of your overdue fines during Bay Harbor. Local pianist How- “The Bee Whisperer” will be regular library hours all week. hosted by The Outfitter of ard Richards will perform in the Collected donations benefit a Harbor Springs, as part of galleries. Swirl is a monthly local food pantry. Events during its monthly speaker series on wine tasting with music and the week include: Technology Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. the most recent art exhibit on Petting Zoo with AT&T, WednesJoin Rick Gay, beekeeper and display. The galleries will be day, April 17 11:00 am-2:00 pm, owner of Indian River Wilderfilled with artwork from area PDL Main Lobby. Free, no sales Serving ness Honey, to learn the basics students in the Annual Youth at this event. & Lunch ofBreakfast beekeeping and the ins and Thursday, April 18, Flower Art Show. This is the only Swirl outsWIFI of the available local honeymaking during the run of the Youth Art Power - Origami Craft with Jestrade. See all the “woodenShow which opens Saturday, sica, 3:30-4:00 pm, Main Lobby. Grill Open Untillearn 2pm how wares” firsthand, April 20 and closes Saturday, North Country Community Spring Things they are usedon and even try on May 11. Doors open at 5:30 pm 12:30 Sun. Mental Health, is sponsorThe Petoskey District Library a bee suit. Admission: please Bistro Dinners with food and music through ing its 2nd Annual Fun Walk and CMU Public Television, The Petoskey Regional Audubring food items for the Harbor Complimented by Tickets an are $15 in 7:00. advance for Autism Acceptance on Sat, Every Wednesday bon Society, invites the public Springs145 The OutfitE. Pantry. Main St. and $20 day of April 27 atAward Veteran’s Memo- Wine Winning Listper person the between 6 and 8, Food to join them on Sunday, April firstname.lastname@example.org ter is located at 153 E. Main St the event, when available and rial Park in Boyne City.On-site Grill closes at 2 call 231/539-7100 to reserve Served in a Comfortablemay Setting 21 from 8 am to noon for free in downtown Harbor Springs. be purchased online at registration begins at 9:00 a.m. 12:30 on Sunda birding at Fisherman’s Island Great new or wine and cheese selection For more info: (231) 526-2621 Overlooking theatWaterfront www.crookedtree.org calling and the “Fun Walk” begins State Park near Charlevoix or www.outfitterharborsprings. 231-347-4337. The Arts Center 10:00 am (approximately a half with Darrell Lawson. For more com. is located at 461 E. Mitchell St, mile). Registration fee is $10. All tues - sat 10am -4pm! information contact Darrell at downtown Petoskey. participants will be entered2-for-1 in a 5 Entrees e 197 email@example.com. Sinc drawing for a chance to win one 526-6041 When seated beforeNorth 6 p.m. of many prizes. Must be present Saturdays from 5-8pm Central Our Annual The Harbor Springs Chapter Buywin. one entree and getinformation one of equal or lesser value free. to For more 231.539.7100 Cinco de Mayo of the North Country Trail Michigan contact Rachel 989ThisOlson offer notatvalid with nightly specials College Come Celebrate! Association, is hosting a pub731-6295 ex 3614 or rolson@ to reserve your place. Great Food! NCMC’s student organizalic hike on Sunday, April 21 at 1 norocmh.org. Margaritas! Fun! tion, Sustainable N.C.M.C Pellston, an eclectic alternative Closed during regular hours pm.They will be hiking on the Bring Your Friends! will host a series of community www.pellstonmarket.com for the season. Serving trail from Brutus Rd to Valley Rd Women in the Wild, The OutSaturday, May 5th events during Earth Week, April and back, a little over 2 miles toBreakfast & Lunch fitter of Harbor Springs hosts a 5-9pm 22-25, on the Petoskey Campus. tal. The hike is moderately easy, Women in the Wild hike at WilGrill Open Until 2pm Lectures will will be scheduled with a few gradual hills. Famiderness State Park on Thursday, in the cafeteria at noon on 12:30 on Sun. lies are encouraged to bring April 18. A good-paced hike to Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, Old Fashioned their children for a wonderful For a limited time only. explore Waugoshance Point - a April 23. On Monday, Helen afternoon in the woods. Meet Malts and Shakes landscape like no other! 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you bring a bottle of wine to our fund raising event. we hold a raffle. the winner leaves with all the bottles and now has a wine cellar. cash bar, hors d’oeuvres. wine and beer raffle, photo booth music by: boyne river remedy. perry hotel, petoskey.
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weekly programs for infants, children and teenagers is offered by the PDL during the 2013 Spring season.. Family Fun Nights will be held in the Carnegie Building from 6:308:30 on the third Tuesday of the month. Parent Child Lap Sits; Story Hours on Saturday - these programs are offered by Youth Service Staff; there will be two 5-week sessions of Babies and Books, and more. Call the Youth Services Dept at 758-3112 for more information on the many programs available. Library is open: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri, Sat, Sun: Noon-5 pm. Library is located in downtown Petoskey, 500 E Mitchell St. 231-758-3100. email@example.com.
Organizations Harbor Springs American Legion Post 281, is hosting a Burger Nite on Thursday, April 18 from 5:30-7 pm. Cost is $5 and all are welcome to stop by for food and fun! The Legion is located at the corner of State and Third Sts in downtown Petoskey.
Kiwanis Club of Petoskey,
presents “Exploring Costa Rica - Colors, Creatures and Curiosities” as the final installment of its 2012-2013 Travel and Adventure series with travelogue speaker Sandy Mortimer on Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 pm at Petoskey High School Auditorium. Tickets for the show ar $8 at the door. For more information contact (231)224-6404.
will feature great food, live entertainment by the LTYC, as well as a raffle and silent auction. The buffet-style meal will be prepared by Shane Brown, head chef at the Bay View Country Club and his wife Jean. Takeout will be available. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students.; no cost for children five and under.
Fancy Nancy Afternoon Tea,
Arts Petoskey Film Theater will be showing Spielberg’s “Lincoln” on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 pm at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (old Library, 451 E. Mitchell St) “Lincoln” was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and Daniel Day Lewis won the Academy Award for Best Actor. For more information on upcoming films call the PFT Movie Hotline at 758-3108,
Fundraisers Petoskey Bay View Country Club, will host a benefit dinner for the Little Traverse Youth Choir (LTYC), on Thursday, April 25 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. It
hosted by Stafford’s Bay View Inn, will take place Sunday, April 28 beginning at 2 p.m., with live entertainment provided by the Little Traverse Youth Choir (LTYC). Brenda Bell and Kimberly Cerrudo, co-chairs of the choir’s parent association announced the event which will help raise funds for the Choir’s summer tour to Canada. In addition to tea, the event will offer an assortment of tasty finger sandwiches and small desserts, as well as chocolates. The event offers children and adults an occasion to dress and act with style in keeping with the Fancy Nancy children’s picture book series by Jane O’Connor. The LTYC, directed by Jamie Platte, will sing a number of compositions. Cost is $7 per person. Tickets available at McLean &
Eakin Booksellers in downtown Petoskey.
Music and Dance The annual Spring Concert of the Northern Michigan Chorale, Titled “The Power of the Human Voice”, it will be performed at the Petoskey Middle School Auditorium the evening of Sat, April 20 at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoon, April 21 at 3:30 pm.. Music for this concert is commissioned works of choral arrangements by James Q. Mulholland. His music is among the most performed throughout the world. , and plans to attend the concert and will direct the final number of the Concert. Peter D. Sims is directing the Chorale, with Michelle Mitchum playing piano. Tickets are $10/adults and $7 for persons 12 and under. Tickets are available from the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce 231-347-4140; Harbor Springs Chamber 231-5267999 or from Chorale members. They will also be available at the door one hour prior to the concert. For more information call Janada Chingwa at 231347-1618.
The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College, will present the Cuban music group Tiempo Libre on Sat, April 20 at 8:00 pm in the Milliken Auditorium. The three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group is one of the hottest young Latin bands today.Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door, $22 for Museum Members, plus fees. Tickets may be puchased by calling the Museum Box office at 231-995-1553 or online at www.dennosmuseum.org .The Dennos Museum Center is located at 1402 College Dr., Traverse City, at the entrance to the campus of Northwestern Michigan College.
Church First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, On Sunday, April 21, Truda and Phil Kruger will offer their personal faith story at the 10:00 am worship service. The Chancel Choir will sing Fred Drake’s new anthem “God is Here,” with text
$15 advance/$20 day of Swirl With City Park Grill and music by Chris Koury.
Northmen Drive, off of Mitchell St in Petoskey. More than 40 community agencies will be participating in the event. The fair provides an educational environment where parents can learn how to keep their children healthy and safe. The event is free and focuses on newborns to 12-year-olds in recognition of April being the “Month of the Young Child.”Many of the booths will feature hands-on learning activities and educational material, in addition to a scavenger hunt for the kids. Many prizes will be raffled off throughout the day. For more info about the Children’s Health Fair call 800-248-6777..
Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, invites
McLaren Northern Michigan,
all to worship at 11 a.m. on the 4th Sunday of Easter, April 21 with guest minister, Rev. James Balfour. The Chancel Choir will sing under the directorship of Marion Kuebler.. Children’s Sunday School is available for grades Pre-K through Middle School during the Worship service. A time of fellowship with coffee and cookies will follow the service. The church building is handicapped accessible with designated parking, elevator and rest rooms. Please visit www.uncharbors for more information,
The Harbor Light Chapel, hosts Live Simulcast, with acclaimed bible teacher Priscilla Shirer on Saturday, April 27 9:00 am-4:30 pm, doors open at 8:30 am.. The event utilizes live streaming video via the Internet from a host church to bring Shirer’s teachings to life as she offers insights that touch the hearts of all women. Call Harbor Light Community Chapel 231347-5001 for ticket information. The Chapel is at 8220 Clayton Rd, Harbor Springs.
Farmers Markets Harbor Springs, Farmers Market, is open indoors on Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, Downtown at 157 State Street. The market hosts 10 to 12 vendors offering everything from fresh greens (grown using hoop houses) to meat, eggs even fresh pasta.
Boyne City Farmers Market, is being held in the Red Barn, Park St, next to the Boyne District Library, every Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday July 10 • 6:00-8:30 pm
The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society and History Museum, has resumed
Preview Wine Tasting D’Art for Art • $75
Sample wine and hors d’oeuvres and meet the winemakers, chefs and D’Art artists. Bid on select auction items and preview all the D’Art artwork!
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Wednesday Aug 21 • 5:30-8:00 pm
Summer Super Swirl
Enjoy live-art demonstrations, music and the Oil Painters of America Summer Salon while you stroll through the indoor and outdoor spaces of the Arts Center. Sample fine wines and food provided by our friends at Glen’s Fresh Market.
by Fred Pratt Green. Pianist Sally Page will play an original composition by Mark Hayes for the offertory. Adult CE begins at 8:55 am. Sunday’S cool, education for elementary age children, takes place following Annie Ossewaarde’s children’s message..Middle School youth group meets at 4:30 pm. Senior High meet at 6:30, Men’s Bible study fellowship meets every Tuesday from 7:30-8:30 For more information visit www. fpchs.org or call 526-7332. First Presbyterian Church Harbor Springs is located at the corner of W. Lake and Cemetery Roads and is completely handicap accessible..
from 9 am-1 pm until the last Thursday in May. The market is located at the Charlevoix Public Library, Community Room.
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Downtown Petoskey • 231.347.4337 • www.crookedtree.org
our regular office hours: TuesFri, 9 am-5 pm. Our current temporary exhibit A Delightful Destination: Little Traverse Bay at the Turn of the Century has been extended and will remain on display here through May 4, 2013. For more information about the Historical Society and our upcoming events, please visit us online at www.HarborSpringsHistory.org.
Health 23rd Annual Children’s Health Fair, sponsored by McLaren Northern Michigan will take place on Saturday, April 20 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Petoskey Middle School, 801
invites community members to recycle unused medications and other items on Tuesday, April 23 in Cheboygan and Thursday, April 25 in Petoskey. Working with local law enforcement, the McLaren Northern Michigan-Cheboygan campus is offering a drive through dropoff at the entrance just North of the Emergency Department from 10 am-4 pm on April 23. In Petoskey on April 25, the drop-off will be off of Mitchell St across from Johan’s Bakery from 7 am-4 pm. Medications will be properly disposed of through an approved hazardous waste vendor; controlled substances will be handled by the Sheriff’s Dept and Petoskey Police Depts. Other items being accepted at these times include used sharps, eye glasses, hearing aids, cell phones and shoes.
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 Women’s Resource Center, of Northern Michigan (WRCNM) provides free counseling and support services to victims of crime including victims of sexual assault, domestic abuse, child abuse, child sexual assault and adults molested when they were children. Services also
provided to victims of elder abuse, hate crimes, economic abuse/fraud, robbery, DUI/ DWI crashes, and survivors of a homicide victim. Support services include crisis counseling, individual counseling, support groups, trauma therapy (EMDR), play therapy for children, safety planning, advocacy on behalf of survivors and resources/referrals. The WRCNM can assist in filing victim compensation claims with the Michigan Department of Community Health. If you or someone you care about has been a victim of crime, contact the WRCNM administrative office at (231)347-0067.
Planned Parenthood, of West and Northern Michigan provides complete gyn exams, breast exams and Pap tests for women of all ages; pregnancy tests; counseling and provision of birth control supplies; including emergency contraception, testing and treatment for vaginal, urinary and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV testing. Services are confidential, affordable, and provided by women clinicians. Medicaid/PlanFirst! and MC/
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Kiwanis Club of Petoskey presents Costa Rica as part of Travel and Adventure series The Kiwanis Club of Petoskey presents “Exploring Costa Rica – Colors, Creatures and Curiosities” as the Sandy Mortimer final installment of its 2012-2013 Travel and Adventure series with travelogue speaker Sandy Mortimer on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at Petoskey High School Auditorium. Costa Rica nurtures some of the last remaining natural treasures of the world. Emerald rainforests abound with rainbow-colored wildlife, mountain ranges with milky cloud forests,spectacular volcano environments and sandy tropical beaches. Altogether these wonders create the colors that have lured visitors to Costa Rica’s shores and interior again and again. Mortimer explores both the
Pacific and Caribbean coasts and almost everything in between, to capture the essence and ecological richness that is Costa Rica. Mortimer’s career has ranged from politics to television production to travel films. Born and raised in Michigan, she was a flight attendant for American Airlines. Later, as public speaker and travel consultant for American Airlines, she traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world. In 1993 she received the “Rising Star Award” from the Professional Travelogue Sponsors Association and in 1997 received the Hall Of Fame Award from that organization. She’s also served as President of the International Motion Picture and Lecturers Association. In 2005 she received A Silver Telly for Israel: Stories From The Holy Lands, The Silver Telly is the highest award given by the Telly Awards Competition of Cincinnati, Ohio. This inter-
national competition honors non-network television programs and commercials as well as non-broadcast video and film productions. In 2009 she also received a bronze Telly award for Ireland: Celtic Myths & Splendors. Her love of unusual and out of the way cultures, as well as her passion for history, the
spoken word and travel, combine to create an informative, entertaining presentation filled with human interest and drama. When not touring or filming on location, she lives in Kentucky. Tickets for the show are $8 at the door. For more information please contact (231) 224-6404. The Kiwanis Club
Wagbo Spring Work Bee & Local Lunch At the “Spring is Here!” Work Bee, join other hands in making light work of some of the projects that support the great programming at the farm. Seasonal chores on the list include some for the handy and not-so-handy – there are ways for everyone to pitch in. A Spring Local Lunch, prepared mostly from local ingredients, is being held to celebrate Wagbo volunteers in conjunction with the workday. This is for long-time and new volunteers alike. If coming to work please dress for the weather. There are a few inside tasks, but it will be mostly outdoor fun. Come out for all or part of the day. When: Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center in East Jordan.
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Costa Rica will be the topic of discussion part of the Kiwanis Club of Petoskey’s Travel and Adventure series. The country is home to a wide variety of animals. (Courtesy photos.)
In honor of Earth Day, Pine Hill Nursery (Kewadin) has generously donated a Serviceberry tree to the Wagbo Farm that will be planted during this event. In addition to tree planting and dedication, outdoor games will be held in celebration of Earth Day and Spring, as well as make a Spring-themed craft. When: Sunday, April 21, 1 p.m. Where: Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center in East Jordan. Community Potluck & Program Series: Woodcock Walk Attend the monthly Potluck followed by a walk at 8 p.m. Good food, fun company and an evening hike. Feel free to bring a dish to pass, though it is never required. A naturalist-led hike takes participants out to spend an evening viewing the spectacularly dramatic courtship display of the woodcock. Find out why they are nicknamed “the Little Brown Ghost” as we sneak through forest and field to experience our local harbingers of spring. Come dressed for a night hike, bright clothes can spook the birds. Great for individuals, couples, and families. When: Saturday, April 27, 7 p.m. Where: Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center in East Jordan. Hoophouse Raising Work Bee Local farmer Jen Lewis of Moondog Farm is raising a 30x72’ gothic-frame hoop house on the grounds of the Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center, and assistance is needed to complete the task. In exchange for volunteers time and hard work, there will be drinks and snacks provided, as well. This work bee will take place over the course of two days. Let the season extension begin! When: Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday, April 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center in East Jordan
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Northwoods Family Nature Club: Earth Day Celebration & Tree Planting Attend the monthly gathering of families with children of any age. The simple mission is having relatively unstructured playtime in the natural world. It’s also a great time for parents to meet and talk to other adults whilst the kiddos romp and explore.
support community service projects, nonprofit organizations and families. More information is available on the Club’s website www.petoskeykiwanis.org.
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Wagbo farm hosts upcoming events Jordan Valley Outdoor Youth Programs Presents: Woodcock Walk A walk for the whole family. Search for signs of spring here in Northern Michigan. Bring a flashlight and dress warm. This naturalist-led hike takes visitors out to spend an evening viewing the spectacularly dramatic courtship display of the woodcock. Find out why they are nicknamed “the Little Brown Ghost” while sneaking through forest and field to experience our local harbingers of spring. Bring a flashlight and come dressed for a night hike, bright clothes can spook the birds. When: Friday, April 19, at 8 p.m. Where: Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center in East Jordan.
of Petoskey has served the greater Petoskey area since 1922. One hundred percent of the profits from fundraisers such as the Travel and Adventure Series are used to
North Central to host food and farming events Local Food Alliance Potluck & Presentation on Farm to School Programs Diane Connors of the Michigan Land Use Institute will share her experiences in developing farm to school programs and offer guidelines for developing good farm-to-school programs in our area. Please forward this invitation to school personnel, parents, and others who are interested in bringing local, healthy foods into our schools. When: Wednesday, April 17, 6 – 8 p.m. Where: North Central Michigan College - Library Conference Center
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Portrait of Emmet County’s Farm Community Phone: (231)548-2244 Fax: (231)548-2243 Immediately following the Farm Guild session Participants are invited to take a brief survey as part of thewwfairbairn.com Portrait of Emmet County’s Farm Community project. The purpose is two-fold: 1) to discover and promote local food resources, and 2) to identify ways to encourage local agriculture. The groups is looking for farmers who want to make their stories part of this collection and volunteers who want to help gather stories.
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