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School District School embarks on new strategic planning process

Harbor Springs

Brewing Once Again

Downtown hotel project back on track

Cross-section of community to be invited to participate

New ownership will likely seek renewal of city approvals

By Kate Bassett

By Kate Bassett

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The motto for the Harbor Springs Public School District’s new strategic plan might be “it’s all about perspectives.” With the current plan reaching its five-year expiration, the district is embarking on a very different process for creating goals and priorities. “Strategic planning is important, but often times, it produces documents that are too long. They end up sitting on a shelf, mostly,” said superintendent Mark Tompkins. What if, Tompkins added, the process left you with only a few pages of specific goals? What if the plan was created as a road map for the district, taking into equal consideration all the different perspectives of the community? “We have a rare and fortunate opportunity that came into play at just the right time. We are working with Jeff Diedrich, a strategic planner who is currently working with state government officials in Lansing, to embark on a Structured Dialogic Design, which involves a very different way to think about solving complex problems.” Diedrich is currently working with the staff of the Harbor Springs Middle School, and it was the rave review of teachers that sparked the change now in process at a districtwide level. Harbor Springs will be the first district Diedrich has ever worked with in this capacity, and as a result of state-level grant funding, the district will go through the planning process at no cost. “This kind of process is incredibly structured, and takes a very skillful facilitator,” Tompkins said. “There

Petoskey Brewing Company reopens iconic brick building on M-119 By Jessica Evans Harbor Light Newspaper

For years the old brewery sat silent, with its towering red brick exterior facing M-119 as cars and time passed by. Various businesses have come and gone in the four-story building, which has almost become a backdrop to the area, remaining constant as other aspects of the land and scenery changed over time. However, new light has recently been shined into the 112 year old building, and its use as a beer brewing plant has come full circle. Thanks to the recently opened Petoskey Brewing Company, beer is again being made in the building for the first time since the original Petoskey Brewing Company shut it’s doors in 1915 after being voted dry due to local prohibition proponents. Earlier this year, the building was purchased by Patrick Dowd and Lou Gostinger, with the intent to return the building to its’ original roots. They have certainly succeeded. Walking into Petoskey Brewing Company, soft ambient lights shine above the bar, which boasts six microbrews, all produced on-site. The exposed original brick walls warmly invite patrons in to sit and chat with friends over their favorite brew. A huge part of opening a microbrewery depended on purchasing this building, Dowd said. “If we hadn’t gotten our hands on it, I’m not sure if we would have pursued opening a brewery,” he said. “We really wanted to refurbish this place and take it back to its original use in the community. People have been driving by this place for years every day to work or into town and it’s truly become an iconic building.” -CONTINUED on page 9.

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The original Petoskey Brewing Company was opened shortly after the four-story, brick building was completed in 1898. A copy of an old drawing (above left) shows the brewery as it first looked during the its early years. Over the last 112 years, ownership of the building has changed hands several times and it has operated as an antique store, a warehouse and retail shops. The building is now being used to brew beer once again with the opening of the current-day Petoskey Brewing Company.

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For many, Veteran’s Day is just another day out of the year, without the glamour and celebration of some of the more exciting holidays. There is no candy or dressing up, no special meal or even presents associated with this day, but for those and their families who have served this country, it’s one that holds great significance. So often the transition from military to civilian life can present a challenge to those coming out of the service, especially to veterans who

are hoping to pursue an education. Fortunately, for local vets, North Central Michigan College (NCMC) in Petoskey is a invaluable resource. North Central was recently named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media, which is a media outlet for military members who are making the transition into civilian life. Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15-percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. “Our first and foremost priority

in regard to our military veterans is to make sure that we can properly serve them and to ensure that they will be successful in reaching their academic goals,” said NCMC president Cameron Brunet-Koch. According to Virginia Panoff, NCMC director of financial aid, one of the first steps to help veterans transition into academic life is to inform them of the various benefits that are available. “There is a lot of information out there for them to sift ofthrough and Hues Northern one of the first things we do is to help Michigan Orchards them gain direction in what they want to do and to help troubleshoot -CONTINUED on page 4.


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Hotel Janelle, the hotel property slated to be built in the “hole” turned grassy knoll and parking area in downtown Harbor Springs, is one step closer to construction. Following a lengthy process-- including a Judicial Foreclosure-- a new limited liablity corporation (LLC), MRJ Harbor Springs, emerged as the winning bidder for the property. The primary member of the LLC is summer resident Greg Renker. In accordance with approvals, developer Rob Mossburg notified the City of Harbor Springs of these events. During the City Council meeting on Monday, November 5, council members agreed to keep the hotel’s existing approvals in place for 60 days, during which time MRJ LLC and Mossburg may return to the city and request the many years-worth of approvals for the project continue through October 2013. “I can’t speak for Council or individual members, but from what I’m hearing, I believe the overwhelming sentiment in the community is that the Hotel Janelle project would be a very positive change for the City and provide us with a big step forward in enhancing our downtown and our year-round vitality,” said city manager, Tom Richards, on Tuesday morning. Mossburg’s project stalled in the wake of the economic downturn of 2009. Despite foreclosures and legal struggles with a neighboring property owner, the Cottage Company owner refused to give up on the hotel. With Council approving this 60-day request, Mossburg said it is likely he will be back in front of the Planning Commission and Council soon. “This is a significant step forward for The Hotel Janelle project,” Mossburg said of Monday’s meeting result. “After several years of legal work, shortly the property will be unencumbered and developable. And while there is no eminent timetable for doing so, Greg Renker and his -CONTINUED on page 3.


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Remembering our local heros this Veteran’s Day

American Life in Poetry

Veterans Day is Sunday, Nov. 11, and it’s a great opportunity to say “thanks” to our veterans, and give thanks to those serving all over the world on behalf of the United States. Several local organizations and businesses do just that. North Central Michigan College in Petoskey is again hosting a free breakfast for veterans, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday, November 12. Applebee’s restaurant is also serving meals for veterans on Sunday the 11th (call for details). Also, Odawa Casino is again participating in Veterans Day and has events taking place. Various other local businesses will most likely be participating in Veteran’s Day events, as well. Another significant recognition happening in November: The Marine Corps is celebrating its 237th birthday on Nov. 10. Semper Fi, Marines. There are several area programs that benefit veterans, and all programs can be accessed by going to www. The VA offers Veterans assistance in regard to disability benefits, pension, free or low-cost medical care through VA hospitals and medical facilities, education programs, PTSD support,

among other information. There are also benefit programs concerning housing and home loans, job training, small business loans, franchise opportunities and counseling. Computer access is also available at the local VA office for those needing to make a claim or to access information. The VA continues to provide ongoing support for PTSD. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a disorder that occurs after a life-threatening event, such as personal assault, natural disaster, or military combat. The effects of PTSD can be debilitating with symptoms ranging from severe nightmares and flashbacks to insomnia and increasing social isolation. It is common for service members to deal with post-combat depression, insomnia, nightmares and family issues; however, it’s the duration and intensity that differentiates PTSD. Each military branch has programs for its service members, and the Department of Veterans Affairs offers free counseling sessions. For more information on PTSD or VA assistance, go to the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder web site. Or call 231-

348-178 to receive personal assistance. Veterans should be aware of a new law that allows disabled veterans to receive hunting and fishing licenses at no cost to them. House Bill 5292, signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder in October, will allow a disabled veteran to obtain any resident hunting or fishing license for which a lottery is not required, free of charge. The veteran will be required to provide proof of eligibility and to carry this proof when using any license obtained under this legislation. Under provisions of the law, the new licenses become available at the beginning of the next license year, which is March 1, 2013. The licenses cannot be obtained before that date. The law defines “disabled veteran” as a resident who either: has been determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to be permanently and totally disabled as a result of military service and entitled to veterans’ benefits at the 100 percent rate, for a disability other than blindness; or is rated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as individually unemployable.

“Providing free licenses for disabled veterans is just a small token of our deep gratitude for their sacrifice for all of us,” said Denise Gruben, manager of licensing and reservations for the DNR. “We want veterans to be full participants in outdoor sports. We’re pleased to make these licenses available to qualifying veterans beginning next March under this new law.” For more information about Michigan hunting and fishing licenses, visit For more information about benefits and veteran’s programs, call 231-348-1780 or email The VA office is located at 3434 M-119, Suite D, Harbor Springs, MI. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and by appointment only on Monday. Thank you, Veterans, for all you have done and all of those still serving! Submitted by Jim Alton VA Director, Emmet County


David Hernandez is a Californian who knows how to have a good time with his writing. Here’s a delightful flight of fancy based on a negotiation with a postal clerk.

At the Post Office The line is long, processional, glacial, and the attendant a giant stone, cobalt blue with flecks of white, I’m not so much looking at a rock but a slab of night. The stone asks if anything inside the package is perishable. When I say no the stone laughs, muted thunderclap, meaning everything decays, not just fruit or cut flowers, but paper, ink, the CD I burned with music, and my friend waiting to hear the songs, some little joy after chemo eroded the tumor. I know flesh is temporary, and memory a tilting barn the elements dismantle nail by nail. I know the stone knows a millennia of rain and wind will even grind away his ragged face, and all of this slow erasing is just a prelude to when the swelling universe burns out, goes dark, holds nothing but black holes, the bones of stars and planets, a vast silence. The stone is stone-faced. The stone asks how soon I want the package delivered. As fast as possible, I say, then start counting the days. American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation (www., publisher of Poetry magazine. It is also supported by the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Poem copyright ©2007 by Wyatt Townley from her most recent book of poems, The Afterlives of Trees, Woodley Press, 2011. Poem reprinted by permission of Wyatt Townley and the publisher. Introduction copyright © 2012 by The Poetry Foundation. The introduction’s author, Ted Kooser, served as United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004-2006. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.

Letters to the Editor Best interests at heart? Dear Editor: After having read the comments from those seeking a seat on the city council I have to say that they all sound very honorable in their claims and views. One reoccurring issue in their statements regarding the maintenance of the infrastructure of Harbor Springs fails to mention who and how that financial burden shall fall. I currently reside within the city and I am subject to the new increases in the water bill which encompasses the repayment of a loan that the city acquired for the next twenty years. Not long after those increases we are now already faced with yet another possible increase for a millage tacked on to the taxes

for keeping our pool open year-round. To soften the blow of the pool proposal, city officials in favor of said millage stated that “it won’t cost us any more money because the Blackbird millage will be expiring this year”. I have to wonder how ignorant our city leaders think we are. Not all of the residents who live here year-round live as comfortably as some. Most of us have two and three jobs just to keep our heads above water. While many of those who hold positions with the city do not live within the city limits and are not subjected to said increases that benefit our city’s infrastructure, I have to wonder if our best interests are being served. The betterment of our infrastructure should fall on the shoulders of all who live within the city regardless of whether they have

a well and septic or not. But to reflect the debt in only the users of said services leaves the burden of the entire infrastructure on the shoulders of many who are struggling to get by. As the candidates all sound very similar regarding downtown parking, walkways and parks for future commerce I would like to think that I speak for many folks who wonder if our best interests are being looked after. I know that the concerns of the people are not as pretty as concerns of increasing tourism revenues but I love this town too, I just want to be able to afford to live here. Mitchell Girt Harbor Springs

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Dark Sky Discovery Trail opens Nov. 11 The newest addition to the cultural interpretation of the dark sky at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park officially opens to the public on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. The Dark Sky Discovery Trail is a 1-mile long paved trail from the Headlands entrance to the designated Dark Sky Viewing Area. It features cultural docents, indigenous artwork and regional photography that interpret humanity’s relationship to the night sky over the centuries and across a variety of cultures. The Headlands, an Emmet County park located two miles west of downtown Mackinaw City, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at no charge. The signs





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The opening sign sets the stage for what visitors will experience when they arrive at the Headlands to participate in the Discovery Trail: “The dark wilderness of endless sky has held wonder for humanity as long as there have been sky and man. Along this one-mile Dark Sky Discovery Trail, visitors will encounter inspiring people and figures – ‘cultural docents’ – and art represen-

-CONTINUED from page 1. is even a technology piece to the steering committee needs this that will have transcrib- to invite people who will truly Open ers actually taking down all represent a cross section of House Tues, July the discussion-- in Louisville, the community. We want ev-17th 11am-1 Pleasantview #10 Kentucky.” eryone to know their4749 perspecTompkins explained there tives are being represented at are several steps to the pro- the table.” cess. The first step, taken last Tompkins added the people View Area Property week by the district’s steering who will sit in on the strategic committee, was to set every- planning process will need to for sale online | Search by MLS # thing up for the “big group” see “both sides” of every • 231-526-1100 decision making that will fol- sue-- including any ideas they low in the next two months. want to put forward. HARBOR SPRINGS | MLS #433035 | $695,000 BIRCHWOOD | MLS #434776 | $419,000 “We are taking a ‘systems “The steering committee approach’ to community,” will define a ‘triggering quesPRICE REDUCED NEW LISTING he said. “The steering com- tion’ and from that, the entire HARBOR SPRINGS $114,900 mittee a host meet Large 2 BR 2identifies BA condo w/screened porchof Enjoy all will amenities Troutto work on Creek has to offer; Clubhouse, 3 pools, tennis exercise area different perspectives-like courts, defining the& fishing vision for the pond. Offered furnished. Close to skiing & golf. (432060) students, teachers, admin- plan. It will be a long day-DEBRA SCHIRMER (231) 632-6353 istrators, people who are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.-- and then BIRCHWOOD $299,900 Spectacular Lake Michigan property Immaculate 4 BR 4 1/2 BA home in most sunny, interested in athletics, webaths willBirchwood followhome with two more Delightful newly renovated 3 bedrooms, 2.5 with 900’ of sandy frontage, 3 BR, Birchwood overlooking 5th hole of sits among the trees. New appliances and mostly finished walkout. (428818)barriers and summer residents, people sessions to define 2 BA, 1500 sq. ft. home, and lots of “Farms” course. Complete update: SUSAN SCHWADERER (231) 330-5102 privacy. The home is perched on a baths, kitchen w/granite countertops, who are interested in technol- then create an action plan,” promontory and offers amazing views full basement w/wood floors, bedogy, place-based education, he said. of the lake and woods. room, full bath & family room. JOHN CARR (231) 526-4000 JIM SZOCINSKI (231) 838-6642 people whose families have The steering committee, been here for generations, made up of administrators, BIRCHWOOD | MLS #428526 | $465,000 HARBOR SPRINGS | MLS #432060 | $114,900 and so on.” teachers, and parents, will Diedrich has said he will then prepare the final report, only take 37 people to create and it will be presented to the plan. The idea is to make the Board of Education on the process hyper-democrat- February 11. ic, and together design a one “Rarely have I seen this kind G action plan. NG I N I T or two page of complex planning work so T S S LI G LI“There PerfectW home for entertaining – an Large 2 BR 2 BA condo w/screened will be mountains of well. are E W TINalways looking for N floor plan with main floor fam- NE transcribed data when this is waysWe open S porch area. Enjoy all amenities Trout I L ily room and master suite. Enjoy the Creek has to offer; Clubhouse, 3 EW to facilitate change, creoversized lot with panoramic views of pools, tennis courts, exercise area & all said and done, but we will Nate change, and allow people the 8th fairway on Birchwood’s Birchfishing pond. Offered furnished. Close have boiled it down to exactly to feel like they are part of it, es golf course. to skiing & golf. SUSAN SCHWADERER (231) 330-5102 where we, as a district, want while still getting things done. DEBRA SCHIRMER (231) 632-6353 to go. In order for this to work, It’s an art and it’s a science.”



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any issues that may pop up along the way,” Panoff said. NCMC has an academic advisor specifically designated for veterans, which is one way the college is helping military personnel ease into college. Additionally, NCMC is in the process of adding a specific section on their admissions 2008 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon application asking if the ap4dr Jeep Green Metallic. Khaki plicant has had any military cloth CD, serve 6 speed those service toseats, better Manual transmission, Air, who do. cruise, fog lamps, ready to “Sometimes, we’ll get stutake on top down fun dents Winter.. who and are ex-military next summer! applying and they don’t even know $19,949 that they qualify for benefits,” said NCMC director of student outreach engagement, Wendy Fought. “The transition of military life to school life is quite different,

and make speeches as part of the curriculum. Every time he tried to do so, he’d have panic attacks. During his time serving in the infantry, his main objective was to stay concealed and quiet, so it was obviously very difficult for him to be the center of attention in a large group of people. This was a case we were able to help him work through it and we were able to do this by learning about specific challenges these men and women face every day.” NCMC tries to make sure students are not faced with the financial burden of attending school. Recently, there have been some issues with veterans not receiving their G.I. Bill money for tu-

and we’re here to try to make that adjustment as easy as possible.” The school’s Student Veteran’s Association has grown over the years, and the current group is actively involved in campus activities. Recently, the group brought in a licensed psychologist to talk to the NCMC faculty about the challenges associated with military life. “The topics that were discussed helped us all to better understand what many of our veterans go through, such as thoughts of suicide or PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder),” Fought said. “We had one student who was enrolled in a communications class and was required stand up

ition on time, but according deployed part-way through to Fought, the college aims to the semester, their classes prevent this from becoming are waived and their grades will not be negatively affected. an issue for students. NCMC is part of the Con“We stay in contact with the business office to let them sortium of Michigan Veterans know not to put any holds Educators, which aims to to on a student’s account just unite Michigan colleges and because they haven’t received universities in their efforts their tuition money yet from to support student veterans, the VA,” she said. “We also military service members, offer them credits at the book- and their family members. store at the beginning of the Schools meet regularly to ourmeasures can discussofwhat year so they Hurry!Final don’t have to pay Days taken to better serve vetfor their books HUGE until theyTENT are be SALE! erans. NCMC is also working given their G.I. Bill money.” SAVE! A Student Emergency Fund build closer communication is also available to veterans, with the local VA in order to which provides them with help students bridge the gap set amount of money to between the two. According to Panoff, NCMC help them continue their education if the need arises. is a huge resource to veterans Additionally, if a student is aiming to get an education.

“I think so often that when our veterans move to the area, they are typically moving back home. Being able to to pursue their education somewhere where they’re familiar with the area and usually where they grew up often means a lot to them,” she said. -CONTINUED on page 5.

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HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND SOUP LUNCHEON. Wonderful home crafted gifts for everyone on your list! No admission fee! Sat. Nov. 17, 9-3 at the Harbor Springs United Methodist Church on Main St. Luncheon served 11-2. $6 for adults; $3 for children. 231-526-2414.

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Holiday Workshop CREATE A PLATE. We will provide all the supplies – you provide the creativity! Make a unique and useful keepsake with your own artwork. Sat. Nov 17 from 9-3 at the Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, 343 E. Main St. Cost is $12, payable at the workshop. Plates will be delivered and ready for Christmas giving. 231-526-2414.

Pies SUZIE’S PIES LLC, 8486 M119-Harbor Plaza. Featuring chicken and pot roast pies, fruit, cream, pecan and pumpkin pies, and Canadian Butter Tarts! Place your Thanksgiving order soon! Our current schedule – Tues, Thursday, Fri store open 105. Saturday at the HS Indoor Farmers Market (157 State St) 9:00-1:00. Fresh and Take-n-Bake pies are also available at Toski Sands Market and Harbor Springs IGA. Orders may also be picked up at these locations. Additional hours during the Holidays. To order – call/text 231-8816841 or

Real Estate TURNKEY BOYNE HIGHLANDS CONDOMINIUM – 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath. Offset expenses with the rental management program. Just steps from golf, tennis, biking, pool and ski slopes. Priced at $194,900. Contact Connie O’Neill, Boyne Realty 231526-3191.



The November 15, 2012 Planning Commission Meeting has been cancelled. The next regular scheduled meeting is Thursday, December 20, 2012 in the City Council Chambers, 160 Zoll Street, Harbor Springs, Michigan. Ronald B. McRae, City Clerk .

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Farmers Market Report Get your mouth ready to water because it’s not just a rumor.... Cathy the brownie lady is BACK! Her uber-delicious brownies and butter rich cookies were at home in the market this week and were warmly received. Coveyou’s Scenic Farm was also with us, showing off their lettuce, tomatoes, bok choy, fennel and cabbage, just like it was July again. Speaking of July again, it’s not too cold to drop some steaks or chops on the grill to hang on that summer feeling a little bit longer. We understand and we will be your enablers! And here’s the BIG news....the market will be open on the day BEFORE Thanksgiving so you can get your FRESH turkey (and pre-ordering the exact size you need is not only possible but a GREAT idea), fresh bread, just picked salad fixings, cheeses and salamis for that appetizer plate, pies for dessert and even the things you need for a nutritious breakfast to start the day....Sam’s eggs, cottage bacon, sausage, quiche (also available for pre-order). And you can give your guests a little taste of Michigan with maple syrup or gifts of maple popcorn or maple candy. If you don’t go the turkey route, remember we have homemade pasta, homemade sauces, hams and steaks. We’re going to be there for YOU on Wednesday so your prep will be practically done before you start. You shopped local all summer and now you can do it all winter, too. Impress your guests with everything this beautiful area has to offer, even while the snow flies. Meet you at the market, Cyndi Kramer Market Master

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

An ordinance to amend Chapter 50 of Title V of the Code of the City of Harbor Springs, by amending Section 50.303(9) therein. WHEREAS, the Planning Commission of the City of Harbor Springs has studied the existing provisions of the Zoning Code pertaining to signage permitted on buildings in the Waterfront District, and has considered amending the Zoning Code to allow buildings in the Waterfront District to have additional signage on the water side of the building; and,

Melissa Colby, NCMC financial aid advisor and VA certifying official, agreed. “There are many veterans who didn’t even consider going to school, but the benefits we offer here, along with helping students to understand what they’re entitled to from the VA, really helps to encourage them and to make sure they can earn a degree if they want,” Colby said. “Another great thing about North Central is that we’re a small school, which means that they’ll get lots of individual attention. The staff and faculty is almost always available and it means a lot to be able to access help and information when they need it.” NCMC not only provides the necessary resources that veterans need when they are transitioning from military to academic life, but also provides an environment in which students can feel welcome.

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Section 1 Chapter 50 of Title V of the Code of the City of Harbor Springs is hereby amended by amending Section 50.303(9) to read as follows: (9) Limitation on Signage, per building. The total square footage (area) of principal signs on a building in the B-1, B-2, CBD, WF or M-1 District shall not exceed .75 square feet per lineal foot of building frontage, measured along the street side of the building; provided, for buildings located on corner lots, the building frontage shall be measured on the street where the principal entrance to the building is located. The frontage of any structure located between a building and a street shall be deducted, for purposes of the foregoing computation. For buildings in the WF District that have frontage on Little Traverse Bay, one (1) additional identification sign shall be permitted on the waterfront side of such a building, not to exceed .35 feet per lineal foot of the waterfront building face of such a building. Section 2 The provisions of this ordinance are hereby declared to be severable, and if any clause, sentence, word, section or provision is declared void or unenforceable for any reason by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining portions of said ordinance shall remain in force.

“What’s really important is the attitude that we all have here at North Central about supporting our veterans. It’s great that we have a president like Cameron that encourages the staff and faculty to truly care about our veterans and their well-being,” Fought said. “It brings tears to my eyes to think of all they’ve had to go through and the least we can do is to let them know we’re here for them and to help them in whatever way possible.” For more information about NCMC’s veteran’s services, contact Melissa Colby at 231-348-6627 or at mcolby@ North Central Michigan College’s Student’s Veteran’s Association will host a breakfast on Monday, November 12, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the cafeteria on campus. The event is free and open to the public.


WHEREAS, the Planning Commission conducted a public hearing on October 18, 2012, on the proposed amendment to the Harbor Springs Zoning Code, including that which is contained in this Ordinance; and, WHEREAS, after said public hearing, on October 18 2012, the Harbor Springs Planning Commission recommended the adoption of the zoning provisions contained in this Ordinance; and,

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Harbor Springs...Now and Then Musings, memories & news about you By CYNTHIA MORSE ZUMBAUGH | 231.526.7842 Perspective is an amazing thing. It governs how we make decisions, what is important to us and how we feel. Yet it is so subjective that it is almost amusing. Have you ever looked at a photo of yourself from some years ago and thought how skinny/young/good you looked? Then think about how you felt about the photo when it was taken. Odds are good that you probably thought you looked fat or old when you first saw it, yet now

you would give anything to look as good as you did then. Conversely, look at some photos of times like prom or a special occasion when you thought you were completely a knockout. Now that hair flip or perm or that baby blue polyester suit just doesn’t look quite as good as you were sure it did then. The prism of time can be kind or cruel and what was styling then may be ridiculous now. I find it entertaining to witness comments from opposing sides after a sporting event. What one side considers a dirty hit will undoubtedly be thought of as just hard hitting play by the other side. Bad calls by the ref are not generally universally accepted (save the non-catch against the Green Bay Packers earlier this year; if Vegas gives back money, that was probably a bad call.) Does anyone else find it at least a little ironic when both teams huddle up and pray before a game? The old saying regarding war is that God is on the

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side with the best artillery; maybe in football, He’s on the side of the team with the best defense. I’m not finding fault with the praying, but hopefully they are praying for a good performance or an injury free game and not a win, or one team will almost certainly be disappointed in the answer to its prayer. Even our political views, which we all like to believe are based solely on intellect, logic and fact, are heavily colored by what we do for a living, our background, where and how we live, our religious beliefs and our lifestyles. And everyone, from their own perspective, has it absolutely right. There was a time when I thought Paul Simon had it pegged when he said there was “nothing but the dead and dying back in my little town.” There wasn’t enough night life, it was boring, there were no future prospects and everyone knows everyone else’s business - thoughts I’m sure many who grew up here would admit to having at least

once or twice. Now, through the perspective of age and life lessons, most of the things that I complained about are the things that I appreciate most and I pity anyone who doesn’t live here. Certainly music is a matter of perspective (and taste.) I have heard people sing when I thought fingernails on a chalkboard would be an improvement, yet others laud their talent. When my husband played in a band, I would complain about the extended instrumentals. As a participant, he enjoyed them; strictly from my own point of view in the audience, I wanted to hear something danceable and for me, the lyrics are a huge part of music. I know that there have been many times over the years as I watch movies when I think a film is exceptional in the theater, only to be bored to tears when watching it a second time at home. Conversely, there have been many that I wrote off as drivel, only to find that I really enjoyed them

when I gave them another chance. Obviously, who you are watching with and your state of mind while watching play a huge part in deciding your appreciation. Again, it’s all perspective. So I guess the moral of my thoughts would be that if you look at a picture now and you think you look horrible, take heart. Depending on what happens down the road, this may be your shining moment and ten years from now, you’ll wish you looked this good. Speaking of perspective, grandparents seem to be getting younger all the time and this week we’d like to congratulate the family of Jaxson Edwin Noragon, who made his debut on October 26th. Jaxson’s parents are Alicia Long and Ryan Noragon, grandparents are Barry Long of Harbor Springs and Monica Bodzick Long of Waukegan, Il and his great grandparents are Ray and Ann Bodzick of Indian River and Allene Long of Grand Rapids. Congratulations to all.

Lots of birthdays this week, I still say there is something about February in Northern Michigan. On November 8th, Happy Birthday to Lisa Albert, Brett Swiss, Preston Mathews, Barb Reeves Riesenbeck and out to Colorado to Kelsey Rosinski. On the 9th, we send birthday wishes to Mary Jane Duggan, Nancy Lightfoot and Tom Leavitt and on the 10th to Cindy Chellis Mason, Jean Currey, Jason Septic, James Rinock, Jasmine Vargo and Pat Morris. Sunday, November 11th, say Happy Birthday to Kevin O’Neill, Elizabeth Warner Sieracki and Jeanne Macpherson Benjamin and on Monday, November 12th to Kevin Coors, Skip Girardin, Spencer Lukasik and Anne Coors. The 13th is the celebration day for Michelle Munyan Gillies and finally, the 14th, Happy Birthday to Mary Davis and a very happy 83rd to Wally Marszalec, sent especially from his baby girl Carol.

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imaginations and cultural beliefs,” said Adams. “Our intent with this project is to celebrate the impact of these imaginations and beliefs on the on-going process of discovery in our own age, and to consider how the rhythms of the planetary worlds around us were understood by the people who named these celestial bodies. “Every culture in history has rendered their understanding of the planetary bodies in art, in architecture, and through

ence and the arts.” Each Discovery Station represents one of the planets, plus Pluto, Moon and Sun. This is not a science trail, said Mary Stewart Adams, Dark Sky Park program director, but a path that leads visitors through cultural understanding and the interconnectedness of people from around the Earth both in ancient times and today. “Too often we overlook the fact that scientific ideas and facts often emerge from wild

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Evelyn R. Haven, 83, of Harbor Springs, died Friday, November 2, 2012 at McLaren Hospital, Petoskey Michigan. She was born May 28, 1929 in Harbor Springs to Clifford and Loretta (Boyton) Hoover .  Evelyn grew up, graduated from Harbor Springs High School and lived her life in Harbor Springs.  Evelyn was one of the original Michigan Bell “pull-cord” operators and later a member of Burns Clinic in Petoskey where she retired from. She was a member of the Smith-Hoover Post 281 American Your community Legion’s Auxiliary and Michigan Bell’s Telephone Pioneers of America. Your newspaper Evelyn enjoyed precious time with family and friends gathSubscribe by mail ering Petoskey Stones,  canning,  playing cards, and beaching 231.526.2191 it at Legs Inn.  Morel season along with harvesting wild leeks Acoustic Guitar/Voice was always a favorite time of the year for her. folk.blues.jazz She is survived by her sister Jean Kalchik of Petoskey, 439 Pine Street Harbor Springs, MI 49740 Michigan.  Her children Lance Heynig of Harbor Springs, Larry Heynig  of Ocala, Florida; daughters Lori Farrow of Bloomfield Don’t miss Hank & Stan with Bo White & the Tarczon Bros. Hills and Rhonda Ball of Layton, Utah.  Grandchildren include Rhythm Section (Herb Glahn + Bob Bowne = “Hank & Stan”) Michael Heynig of Petoskey, Mandy Pearson of Pellston, Justin Saturday, Sept. 12 - From 8pm - before 12am Howie of tent) Ocala, Florida and Jonathan Farrow of Flint.  Great At Little Traverse Bay Golf Club (in the grandchildren to include  RJ, Garrett, Donovan, and Lexi.  Lots Free-will offerings for Manna Food Project are encouraged of cousins, nieces, nephews and many loving friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Clifford and Loretta Hoover, her sister Helen, grandson Jeremy and her great grandson Carter. A memorial celebration of her life will be from 6-8 pm, Wednesday, Nov 7 at the Schiller Funeral Home in Harbor Rental Income Springs.  Evelyn lived her life to the fullest and left us all with FAIRBAIRN theREALTY founding principles of working hard, selflessness, and unconditional love.

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moral imaginations that we regard as mythologies. When we approach the planets this way -- through the story of humanity’s emerging understanding -- we can more readily accept that our own views will grow and change with time, and that our contemporary views may one day be viewed as the wild mythology of a former time.” The Discovery Trail was made possible in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, with support from the Emmet County Board of Commissioners. The board content was provided by experts and scholars in local, indigenous and star lore, including Mary Stewart Adams; Eric Hemenway of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians; and Sandy Planisek, a Mackinaw City historian. The boards were designed by Beth Anne Piehl,

Emmet County Communication and Web Development Director. A guided video tour of the trail will be available on the county web site,, and YouTube in the weeks ahead. Also in November, join Adams for the free monthly dark sky program on Saturday, Nov. 10, “The Headlands: A Star in Michigan’s History.” It will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Beach House. For centuries, the acreage now known as the Headlands has been geographically significant. The natural features have served the indigenous people who settled here, the birds that migrate here and the wildlife that thrive in this dark wilderness. Information about the upcoming Leonid meteor shower will also be shared.” More information about the Trail and the Park can be found online, at

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Rachel Morris, 18, a In 1918 the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, senior atonHarbor the armistice was signed between the Allies of World War I and Springs High School Germany which marked the end of the war on the Western had 20” of her hair Front. This date was cut off on April 9,declared a national holiday, Armistice Day, to commemorate members of the armed forces killed during 2010 with the help the war. In 1945 Armistice Day was expanded to include ALL of Madge Heinz at veterans, especially to honor and thank living veterans for The Hair House of service to their country. In 1954 Congress changed the word Harbor Springs. Armistice to Veterans and it has been known as Veterans Day Rachel will send her ever since. Whereas Veterans Day honors ALL veterans, Memocut hair along to rial Day is the day we remember the war dead. Locks of Love, a Remember to thank a Veteran for their service and willingnon-profit organizaness to sacrifice their all for us. “Because them, lives tion, where it will be made into a hair of piece forour a child are free; because of them, our Nation lives.” (American Legion suffering from long-term medical hair loss. And Rachel has a Final Roll Call) fun new hair style to enjoy! (Courtesy Photo) Submitted by Marge Ward, Harbor Springs Legion The Northern Michigan ChoraleAmerican announces theirAuxilialry annual Vocal Music Scholarship grant. These scholarships are available for anyone high school age or older. Applicants Blood Drive Nov.of16 need to be a resident of Northern Michigan. Letters of The Kiwanis Harbor Springs the American application areClub dueofby Friday, May and 7, 2010 and needRed to Cross willname, once again holdand a community blood drive on in Friday, include address phone number. Also, the November 16, at the Holy Childhood Jesus from application letter, specify the plannedofuse forParish-Hall the grant - such noon to 5:45 pm.Iforyou are atcamp least 17 years old (16 withstudents parental as vocal lessons music assistance. Vocal permission in someapplicants states), in good health and weigh not less and High School should provide a letter of than 110 pounds you a candidate to donate blood. will recommendation fromare your music instructor. Auditions Please code: Harbortake placelog ononto Mon, May 17 at 7:00 pm (sponsor at the Petoskey United SpringsCom) or call the1804 American Red CrossSend at (231)letters 347-5984, Methodist Church, E. Mitchell. of ext. 109 to schedule an appointment, and atBox this51, time you also application to Northern Michigan Chorale, Petoskey, can49770. ask questions regarding your health, medication any other MI For more information, contact MeredithorRichter at concerns. Donors without appointments are of course always 347-9717. welcome.If you are interested in helping at our Harbor Springs The folks at Blood Holy Cross Cross Village will622-7090. be hosting Community DrivesParish contactin Courtney Font (231) a Pancake/Egg/Sausage breakfast on Sunday, April 18, serving from 8-11 am in the Fr. Al Parish Center. Cost is $5 In appreciation which includes all the pancakes you can eat! Contact Sue We would like to thank Dick Babcock for his time and talent Parson at 526-2874 for more information. in the construction of the Harbor Springs Community pool’s new backstroke The material wascelebrates donated by Happy Birthday flags. to Frank Lauer who onIrish AprilBoat 15 Shopyour of Harbor Springs and sewn in the state of the art sail loft. from family and friends. Cullip, Harbor her Springs Community Hana Ketterer Mike will be celebrating birthday on AprilPool 16 with her family and friends - have a great day!

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WEEK’S HIGH supplies and products are Amy Peterson, 35, of Harbor products; gift certificates to next concert Anyone interested in making a pillow should bring a picture of On Sun., Nov. 4 just a few of the many items Springs has breast cancer and numerous area restaurants; a him or herself to the library on the day of the event. Some of featuring a that will be offered during is facing approximately one portable BBQ grill; a pig roast; F the projects could get a little messy so children should plan on w o n d e r f u l year of treatment along with 10duo cords of pole wood; jewfrom wearing old cloths. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served WEEK'S LOW chemotherapy. She has no elry including earrings, braceBiological Station WEEK’S LOW during the event. Santa’s Workshop is free to all participants. Tennessee.. health insurance coverage on Sat, April 10 5 lets and necklaces; and much, On Mon., Nov. offers enrichment Sparky and Rhonda Rucker. and the April 17 benefit will much more! Safe Home courses for Harvest adults Food Drive underway Friday, November 9, 2012, help support her during treat“We are very Donation pleased 7:30 pm.very, $12 The Resource Centerment of Northern Michigan F TheWomen’s University of Michigan and recovery. The(WRCben- with the number and quality requested. http://www. The November gray has settled NM) is holding their annual Food and Supply Drive to Biological Station will offerHarvest efit is sponsored by VFW Post of items we’ve received for It in back much over our to area with more the past was collect needed items domestic sexual abuse survivors two mini-courses forforadult 2051and and American Legion the live and silent auctions,” seasonal conditions this past in week’s temperatures ranging or 231-499-8038 for direcand their children agency’s enrichment in June. staying at the Post 281. Safe Home. said Roger Mays, Building week the low 30snight to low time 40s. Days with with temtions, etc. The Safe Home provides supportivelocal and caring Forest and Landscape Ecol- a secure, The numerous resi- Manager and Quartermaster/ peratures significant sun were few, With hovering at or be-the go to http://www. residence families in Northern Michigan arrive ChiefPlease ogy asks, for “Why do plants dents involvedthat in often collecting of daylight time it is Financial Officer for lowend the freezingsavings mark while for at thewhere emergency shelter without personal belongings. Last VFW grow they do?” Susnow a bit lighter in the morning donations from area busiPost 2051. “Individuals warming to the mid-50s dura preview. year 139 survivors andUrban their children refuge at the Safe and tainable Urbanism: we begin making plans for the nessessought and community resibusinesses in our com- ingasthe day. We had some For those of you who are not Home and provided withdents more than 8,700been meals,overas well munity have been outstandholidays coming up. We continue Design withwere Nature, examhave rain, about 3” of wet snow familiar with house concerts, to think of those still suffering as all their daily needs.human Annual costs to runby thisthe program exceed ing with their support. There ines the links between whelmed outpouring which disappeared quite this is an intimate, up-close from the effects of hurricane $25,000. The complete Needs List is available on will be something for everysettlement patterns andSafe cli- Home of community support. remind it is Sandybut anddid salute all theus Veterans to see these artists in action. quickly the agency’s For more information, mate change. website at Just a few of the items for a one at the benefit,” he said. still only April. Condtions Please bring an appetizer to and those currently serving in Safe Needs List oronto arrange forand pickup of items, call Mays BothHome classes are taught the live silent auction also wanted the comdry Forces - predictions of the Armed as we observe pass if you want and drinks remain 231-347-1572. site at and near the University include: float boat rental; The munity to know this is the first rain Veterans Day Nov 11. at the end of the week of your choice if you like. All of Michigan Biological Sta- Pier Pointer boat rides; golf time that American Legion proceeds go to the artists. hopefully may produce those tion which is located on the packages from several area Post 281 and VFW Post 2051 April showers needed to enand Rhonda Rucker south side of Douglas Lake resorts; hand-crafted furni- haveSparky come together to spon- courage our spring Weather things to perform throughout the U.S. near Pellston. ture including a picnic table, sor an event. highlights burst forth. as well as overseas, singing Mini-Courses allow inbrought to songs and telling stories from depth study of an environyou weekly the American folk tradition. Weather by: mental topic in a friendly, Sparky Rucker has been per- Highlights supportive atmosphere. They Community forming Salutes over forty years and is brought to you are taught by individuals who each week by: internationally recognized as are leaders in their field and are well acquainted with the Appreciates volunteers a leading folklorist, musician, historian, storyteller, and auBiological Station and Norththor. He accompanies himself ern Michigan. Scientists, As an unknown writer said, “When work, commitment and fingerstyle picking and teachers and “laymen” inter- pleasure all become one and you with reach that deep well where bottleneck blues guitar, banjo, ested in learning something passion lives, nothing is impossible”. The volunteers of the and spoons. Rhonda Rucker new have all benefitted from Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, Inc. (WRC) is a musician, storyteller, the Mini-Courses. are a shining example of how passion translates into Halloween coloring author, andby songwriter. Her The Biological Station of- possibility. The WRC was founded in 1977 community For the past several years the American Legion Auxiliary has blues-style harmonica, piano, fers spring and summer members who had a dream of building an agency committed Sampled at Irish Boat Shop distributed Halloween Safety to Coloring books to and the Kinderold-time banjo, and bones classes for college students equality, justice the well-being of women in Northern on Monday, Nov. 5 garten of Harbor Springs. Officer Dave Harbor add musical versatilityof tothe their and is classes the site of many Michigan. TheirHeater, passion bloomed into the formation Last week: 50º Springs Police Department spoke to the children regardingofthe performances. research projects conducted organization’s multitude human service programs and Temperature: -Submitted by Daleand Scott importance of staying safe Trick Treating Marge by scientists from across thewhile lives onor33 yearsand later through the hard work Brought to you courtesy of country. For moreLegion informaWard, American Auxiliary handed of out coloring commitment thethe many volunteers who continue to actively Irish Boat F Shop tion on to thethree Biological Station classes books kindergarten onthe Friday, oct 26. support agency. During National Volunteer Week, April 18-24, the WRC Sampled celebrates the many accomplishments of our volunteer team. at Irish Boat Shop Monday, Apr. 12 Answer tolast lastweek’s week’s puzzle Over 4,800 hours of service were donated to the agency in the Answer to puzzle past year through the dedication of our volunteers. Our volunteer staff support families at the Safe Home, ring up Last week: LIQUID ICE sales and stock merchandise at the Gold Mine Resale Shops, Brought to you courtesy of serve on the Board of Directors, assist with agency mailings, Irish Boat Shop answer the 24-hour crisis phone line, style hair at the Safe Home, do facility upkeep and maintenance, and other important tasks. Our volunteers touch the lives of hundreds of individuals Updates and Seasonal Residents directory additions, and families served by the WRC in Antrim, Charlevoix, Don’t forget toRuth change your Call 526-2191 Cheboygan, Emmet, and Otsego counties. Last year alone, the address with us if you are WRC provided safety and advocacy to 595 victims of domestic The Catholic moving Communities to or from of abuse in Northern Michigan including 2,727 nights of L’Arbre CrocheSprings Harbor housing provided to 167 women and children at the Safe SCHEDULE Call MASS (231) 526-2191 St. John’s Episcopal Church Home. The support of our volunteers plays a critical role in Holy Childhood of Jesus Church, news@ 19services - Sept. 4 to those in Harbor Springs the agency’s ability to provide theseJune vital Sunday Services: that WRC Saturday 5:00 pm; Sunday 8:30 am, need. We salute the passion and possibility 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. & 11am volunteers bring to our organization and community! 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Week of November 7-13, 2012


Cross Country team finishes out season strong at State Finals By Kate Bassett Harbor Light Newspaper

The Harbor Springs Cross Country teams finished another stellar season with strong placements at the State Finals, held this year at the MIS Speedway. Harbor Springs girls finished third overall out of a field of 27 teams. Boys finished 11th, with only one of their seven runners coming in with prior state meet experience. The girls’ team was lead by three-time All State senior Rhi Cullip, placing 10th with a time of 19.28; freshman Jessica Worm in 35th, with a 20.20 (her best time of the year); freshman Claire Fleming was 49th in her debut at finals, running a personal best of 20.44; Autumn Kihnke, junior, was 63th at 20.53, also a personal best this year in her second appearance at MIS; Kaitlyn Alessi, senior, ran her fourth and last time at MIS, and finished in 69th place, running 21-flat. Betsey Simons placed 71st, 21.03; and Salix Sampson 100st, 21.28 rounded out our top seven. “Harbor came in ranked number, not a ranking that we like to have, as it puts a big target on your back, a target we have had before,” said coach Emily Kloss. “Our girls ran well, but other teams ran above average. We are proud to be the third place team in the State with 150 D4 schools.” As for the boys, Kloss said they were “hoping to be top 10 and just missed it.” However, the team per-

Rams Cross Country team at State Competition last Saturday, November 3.

formed extremely well under pressure, she noted. “To have very little experience, we were pleased to have five of the seven boys have a personal best. This team had a lot of seniors that had worked hard to earn this trip, and for them to finish off their career, we are pleased with their performance.” Finishes for the Harbor boys’ team are as follows: Michael Gorman, 17.19, 64th place; Trevor Rohrer, 17.21, 66th place, senior; Jeffrey Howard, 17.42, 100th place, senior; Andrew Furstenberg, 17.48, 106th place, senior; Jacob Nethercott, 18.43, 170th; Kurtis Alessi, 18.49, 177th place; Michael Cannon, 19.53, 218th place, senior.

Senior Athletes in Profile

Taylor Sydow.

Courtesy photo/Patty Sutton.

Editor’s Note: Students who participate in extracurricular activities like athletics rarely get an opportunity to publicly, and personally, reflect on what the experience means to them. We had a parent reach out to us recently with the idea of presenting senior profiles for the cross country team. We happily agreed-the questions, answers, and accompanying photos are being collected and turned in to the Harbor Light Newspaper. As a small-staffed weekly, we understand “game” coverage will never be our strong suit. Partnering with the community, however, is always something we want to celebrate and improve. With this in mind, we encourage other parents or Rams sports fans to volunteer to provide senior profiles like this one to our paper. In spirited partnership-- Kate Bassett. Send profiles to our News Manager Jessica Evanss at jessica@ and our main news address news@ncpublish. com

Taylor Sydow, Cross Country What motivated you to start running in middle school and to choose that over other sports?

When my brother, Mike, was a freshman in high school, he started cross country. At the time, I was in sixth grade so sports were not available to me yet, but my parents took me to all of his races and I became hooked.I remember making cross country doodles all over my binders anticipating the seventh grade season. I remember watching Morgan Lindsey get first place at a Newberry race and immediately feeling an urge to run.The next year, when I started running cross country, that urge grew with me. I knew cross country was for me, not only for the love of the game, but for all the good times I was sure to have.

Courtesy photos/Patty Sutton

Jacob Nethercott.

How would you describe your “running evolution” from when you began to how you feel about it now?

In middle school, cross country was laid back. I remember feeling so nervous before races and worried about doing well, but I never worried over my place within the team. However, once i got to high school, that all changed. With such a competitive, strong team, it was actually quite a challenge to be on varsity. In my freshman year, I was a solid JV runner. I think I ran in about three varsity races. From then on, I have been right on the crest, running varsity for most of the season and occasionally falling to JV at the end of the year. It’s always difficult at this time of year, because the coaches want their best runners on the state team and since we have one of the strongest groups of 6th, 7th, and 8th runners in the state, I’m sure it’s extremely hard for them, too. Everyone is always vying for that 7th spot on the glorious state finals team. Out of my four years of cross country, I ran at states once. Every other time I’ve been the alternate. It would have been great to run a few more times, but, being an alternate, I get to be with the team, plus I get to eat all I want at Bravo’s! the night before! Sometimes, I think back and feel a little sadness because I was never a solid varsity runner, with pictures and captions in the paper all the time, but I realize now I was the one that pushed those solid varsity runners to where they are. I helped make our team as strong as it could be each year and because of that, I feel just as important as our top runners.

Harbor Springs cross teams consistently perform as the strongest in Northern Michigan. How do you explain this magic?

The answer is simple. Our coaches are two of the best in the business. From much experience, they know exactly what needs to be done to get our team to State Finals. With the perfect balance of determination, skill and care, Mr. and Mrs. Coach have created not only a legacy, but a family bond that is unbreakable.Because of their dedication to the sport and to their athletes, our team performs at its best year after year. But I think having a great team isn’t totally about dominating the region. Coaches have taught us respect toward other teams and officials. They have taught us discipline through tough runs and push ups when we’re misbehaving. They have taught us the value of tradition with activities like Flannel Friday and baked spaghetti dinners that seem trivial, but in fact, uphold the bond of teammates. They have shown us how an unsuspecting, random group of kids can become best of friends and family members for life. Call it magic, call it whatever you want. Whatever it is, though, Mr. and Mrs. Coach have it.

What is your favorite kind of run? By yourself? With the team? On the beach?

My favorite runs are those long ones where you kind of drift off and think about the most random things or sometimes nothing at all. These long runs go through the woods, usually after a good storm when you can still smell the rain on the leaves and hear nothing but your own soft tread through the trails. I like runs where the path winds around trees and you

Autumn Kihnke.

Rhi Cullip as she receives her state medal.

get going with such momentum that your eyes dart ferociously to and fro to dodge roots and sticks that seemingly come out of nowhere. In both cross country and track season, we run in the bike trails behind Boyne Highlands. My favorite part of these runs starts about a mile before the end. We always head back to the cars by way of the “bike path,” a curvy, narrow and mostly steep trail. After six years of running this route over and over again, I have it memorized and broken up into four separate sections. The first part of the bike path is made up of a nice downhill and short straight away. The second part is the worst, consisting of seven short, but steep hills. The third part is the longest, curving back and forth through trees and bushes. The fourth part is the fastest, winding steeper and steeper until you break out into the sunlight on a powerline and cruise down the sandy, rooted hill to the cars. Talk about random thinking.

Do you run year-round? Do you plan to keep running after high school? Do you and your brother (a former team member) still run together?

When cross and track seasons are not in full swing, I run as much as I can to stay in shape. Sometimes it gets hard to run in the winter because of the harsh weather, yet it always seems to be an adventure when I go out during a snow. Summertime is much easier to deal with and it’s really nice to get up and go for an early morning run. This summer, my brother trained a lot and I would tag along with him when I wasn’t working. He is the best running buddy and when he comes home from college, we’ll have some catching up to do. As for the rest of my life, I will run until my legs fall off. Running is good for your body, physically and mentally. After a long day at school or work, I can go out and run and escape from everyone for a while and focus solely on the trail ahead. Although I am not doing cross country in college, I’m considering running in a club or group if it suits me. We’ll see where it all goes, but either way I’ll most definitely be running! From Coach Emily Kloss: Wow this one was a tear jerker, all these kids are so good and we are going to miss them. Taylor Sydow, what do I say, this girl is great. Usually we pick two runners to be our captain for the future, but his year we choose to pick one for the future and one for what they have done for us this year. Taylor is our one this year, (I can say that because our banquet is Tuesday and the paper comes out Wed). Taylor has run for us for 6 years a pretty big accomplishment on its own. But what she has done during this time, especially her senior year, is to be a teammate and continue to give us everything she had every day at practice. Taylor knew that it would be hard pressed for her to continue to keep a varsity spot with the new underclassman, but she worked hard, harder than many and this pushed the other team members to work hard as well. She could have given up and just ran w/o heart and she did not do this, she ran with heart. She also was the team mate that wanted to make everything fine, she is the one to help clean a wound from a fallen teammate, make sure everyone felt part of the team and make people smile w/ her bubbling personality. Taylor Sydow is why coaches continue to coach.

Week of November 7-13, 2012

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Brewing Once Again Beer was delivered to local restaurants and pubs by wagon during the early 1900’s. Here, Petoskey Brewing Company’s delivery wagon stops outside the old Carnegie Library building in Petoskey.

From (l-r): Brett Emanuel, brewmaster, Patrick Dowd, owner, Steve Steffes, general manager and Lou Gostinger, owner, take a break behind the bar inside Petoskey Brewing Company. (Photo by Jessica Evans)

Petoskey Brewing Company reopens iconic brick building -CONTINUED from page 1.



The building, which was built in 1898 as a brewery, was intentionally built on its’ M-119 site for two reasons. A free-flowing artesian well in back of the building provides a clean, pure-tasting water source ideal for beer production. Also, ice from Spring Lake, which sits directly behind the building, was harvested to keep in a warehouse which would insure there was cold beer year-round.

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“The natural artesian water source is what compelled them to build on this site so many years ago,” Dowd said. “Having a good water source makes all the difference the the quality of beer you can produce, which is part of the reason our beer tastes so good.” The building has remained in miraculous shape over the years, and much of it is unchanged from when it was originally built. Its 26-inch thick brick walls might have something to do with this in addition to its location behind the the sand dunes that block the building from Lake Michigan winds. “I can’t imagine the effort it would have required to build a place of this size,” Dowd said. “The amount of masonry used is substantial, plus you have to remember they didn’t have the cranes and modern equipment we do today to build something like this.” Due to lack of electric pumps, Dowd notes that it is likely that the beer was brewed on one of the upper floors and flowed down to the first floor by way of gravity. It was thought that the fourth floor contained a large water tank to use for beer production, the third floor was used for fire-brewing due to evidence that can still be seen of chimney flues there, and the second and first floors were likely used for fermentation and packaging. The basement was probably used to store kegs and bottles. The original Petoskey Brewing Company, which produced Petoskey Sparkle and Petoskey Export beer, was owned by four men, brothers Frank and Garrett Fochtman, A. Bremmeyr and John Zaiger, who served as the company’s brewmaster. The Petoskey Brewing Company provided their brews to local establishments and retailers throughout Northern Michigan, and was distributed via the Pennsylvania Railroad that ran in back of the building. Horse and buggy was another way the product was delivered. The brewery went through a few shutdowns, all of which

depended on the decisions of the local residents at the time. In 1908, community members opted to have a dry town and the brewery was closed. It re-opened again 1913 and then was voted closed again in 1915. The prohibition laws of 1918 kept them closed. In the 30’s, the brewery was briefly opened again to produce low-alcohol beer, which was not popular with locals. From this point, ownership of the building changed hands several times and operated as an antique store, a warehouse and retail shops. Dowd notes that even though renovations for the building were extensive, it was well-worth the effort. They were even able to repurpose some of the building’s materials, he said. Old Hemlock ceiling beams were used to make window trim, while the brick exterior was exposed to give the space a feeling of warmth. “Aesthetically, we wanted to create a casual, homey space that people would enjoy hanging out to get a drink with friends,” Dowd said. “During the renovations it was great because we really tried to use period materials that were already present in the building for other purposes. We utilized the original brick and other materials which I think really ties into and complements the surrounding structure.” Like the Petoskey Brewing Company of the past, the current-day version will also be distributing to local restaurants and retailers in the near future. Dowd notes that it was a great opportunity to be able to open a microbrewery in the perfect location in Northern Michigan. “I’m thankful that we’re able to open this place back up for brewing and that it’s a place where people can come to get a good drink and enjoy themselves. I’m also happy the building is being used for what it was originally intended for,” Dowd said. “It’s almost like when we finally brewed that first batch of beer, the building smiled again.”

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A Vocabulary of Place By Wil Cwikiel

Words of Appreciation for the Little Traverse Bay Region In an effort to better appreciate the Little Traverse Bay Region by building our collective vocabulary of the natural elements of this place, this column shares ten words each month. Just as a particular place has a specific vocabulary, activities in that place also have a specific vocabulary.

The miracle of migration By Wil Cwikiel Part of understanding this place involves appreciating its comings and goings. Whether it is the annual migration of “snowbirds” marking the beginning of summer or the first scraggly Vs of geese heralding autumn with cacophonous “ca-ronks,” seasonal migrations are an important part of what makes this place exceptional. I grew up hunting migrating waterfowl with my father and Tora, the legendary wonderdog of my childhood. Pictures of me as a toddler in a duck boat on Lake St. Clair (my mother either really wanted my dad and me out of the house or trusted him beyond belief) indicate that I was duck hunting before I was potty-trained. It’s safe to say that the annual migration of waterfowl is something that is pretty deeply imprinted in my psyche. As the weather turns nasty and the leaves are blown off by cold north winds, I get excited about heading to Northern Michigan’s bays and marshes to bear witness to the amazing movement of millions of birds from one part of the continent to another…and perhaps end up with a few delicious duck dinners in the process. But something happened a few weeks ago that showed me that I had begun to take the miracle of migration for granted. The Sisters who taught catechism at St. Williams would not have been happy with me—for it’s not nice (to put it mildly) to take any miracle for granted. If you think I’m being a bit hyperbolic by calling the annual migration of birds a miracle, consider the Ruby-throated Hummingbird—the “hummer” at your backyard feeder. This little guy weighs about 6 grams at its heaviest (that’s less than a quarter of an ounce) and flies back and forth from Northern Michigan to Central America. Sure, Costa Rica sounds nice in the middle of January, but could you get there on a three-anda-half inch wingspan? If sheer distance is more miraculous to you, how about those Arctic Terns whose breeding grounds and wintering range are 11,000 miles apart? That’s a round trip of 22,000 miles a year. The last time I flew that many miles, Northwest was still in business and I was upgraded to a Platinum World Perks membership! Everything about the long distance migration of birds is a marvel. The hours spent sitting in a duck blind watching the ducks and geese trade back and forth across the Bay give you plenty of time to ponder migratory phenomena: How did such epic migrations evolve? How do birds navigate across the continent? How do they know when to come and go? Are the skills required for migration innate, or learned? Of course, I’m not the first to ponder such questions. The study of bird migration has been a focus of thought and study since the ancient Greeks (and I’m sure a long time before that) and there’s mention of bird migration in the Book of Job: “Doth the hawk fly by Thy wisdom and stretch her wings toward the

Names & Faces Community Profiles Harbor Springs graduate pursues career in documentary filmmaking Editor’s Note: This is another in an occasional series profiling Harbor Springs High School graduates pursuing unique and interesting paths in life. If you have a suggestion for such a profile, please email us at

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Tell us about what you have been up to since graduating from Harbor Springs High School After graduating from Harbor Springs High School in 2008 I attended Denison University where I majored in cinema and communication studies. During school I spent each summer break back in home in Harbor Springs lifeguarding at Bay Harbor Yacht Club. I began working this summer at a production company in Boston- Northern Light Productions. We do documentaries and museum exhibit productions. The company is currently working on many projects including a documentary on notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger and a James Bond exhibit for the Spy museum among many other projects. I spent a lot of time watching Bond films and believe me-- they get old quickly! -CONTINUED on page 2B

Harbor Springs graduate Taylor Dueweke (far right) poses with the production team of Northern Light Productions in Boston, where he began interning this past summer . Courtesy photo/Taylor Dueweke.

HSHS student debuts original compositions at first solo concert By Jessica Evans Harbor Light Newspaper

While most high school students are concerning themselves with homework, dating, and what to do this weekend, Eddy Walda is most likely working on his latest original composition. Not that he doesn’t concern himself with things the average teenager would, but these topics usually translate into instrumental piano pieces, capturing the emotion of his everyday life. Just a junior at Harbor Springs High School, Eddy Walda will be sharing some of his original piano compositions at concert on Saturday, November 10 at the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center. He’ll be playing music from his debut CD, “Ink to the Paper, Music to my Ears,” which will be for sale following the performance. “This concert is all about debuting my music and who I am,” Walda said. “Every piece that I’m playing is personal and has

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Harbor Springs High School junior Eddy Walda will share his music at his first solo concert set to take place Saturday, November 10 at Harbor Springs Preforming Arts Center . Harbor Light photo/Jessica Evans.

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How did growing up Harbor shape your interests? It was quite interesting how Harbor shaped my interest in film. I got a digital camera my senior year of high school which resulted in me running around the school and filming people doing silly things. Most people I’ve worked with in film have shared similar stories, getting a camera and running around their school shooting people. But I think it was much easier for me to do at our high school because it was so small. Everybody knew each other, which made them more open to cooperate. I would film during band class and catch the shenanigans that would inevitably unfold. I would run around the halls in between class ordering people to do something interesting for the camera. It must’ve been so weird but it made for fun videos. The biggest part of all this was the support from the community; I had a few parents who told me how they enjoyed the videos. That’s something I’ll never forget-- at the time I didn’t realize anybody would be interested outside of my friends and me. The greatest accomplishment was the “Schultzy Boy” music video. Sean McCarthy (a fellow Harbor Springs graduate) had spent an entire semester writing a song about Steven Schultz, the famous mathematician (and high school teacher) out of harbor springs. His song was even quoted in Steven’s wedding reception!

underdog and an extreme hatred of the cheating villain. If a documentary about the high score of an arcade game can keep me on the edge of my seat for 90 minutes, I’m thoroughly entertained. What else are you currently working on? I’m currently working on the documentary “Big Top Without Borders.” It’s about two youth circus schools from opposite parts of the worldone from the Canadian arctic and the other from Guinea, West Africa. The directors of each circus are close friends who met while performing in Cirque Eloize in Montreal. These two circuses often perform together (when they get a chance) and both benefit the youth of their communities. The Canadian circus ArtCirq reintroduces the youth to their heritage through combining Inuit culture with circus performance. The Guinean circus Kalabante gives the youth a path out of poverty through circus performance. Recently Cavalia Odysseo (an equestrian/ acrobatic show) hired ten kids from Kalabante. These kids have pledged a portion of their income towards the school they are building back home for the kids of the community. It’s not only money, last time the crew was in guinea (I wasn’t with them) they watched as these same kids poured concrete and lay

Lots of time in public education, the arts are taking a backseat-- can you talk a little about why you think the creative fields are important, as a “new adult” in this world? I will admit that it is hard to argue for teaching of the arts when funding for public education is declining. But I’ll share my short rant on why I believe film is the most important medium of communication (through the combination of all arts): Film is the easiest way to share a message across cultures. It shows humans and their emotions. Through combining the elements of photography, sound & music, movement, color and literal point-of-view we become the closest to recreating reality. Touch can even be recreated

in the theater (and badass home theaters) by the vibrations of the subwoofer-we can feel explosions! It has everything but taste and smell, which one can argue is a benefit. They actually tried

smell-o-vision in the 1960s, it was not received well... Emotion is the universal language of all beings. It’s in every culture and every creature. Film recreates emotion, -CONTINUED on page 3B

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How did moving away open new worlds? Aside from going to a school in Ohio where I didn’t know anybody, the biggest change was packing up my stuff and moving to Boston. It was my first time living in a city, and the pace of life was understandably much faster than our cozy northern Michigan home. While at first it was daunting, I have adjusted well. But I’m not completely disconnected from Harbor, I just ran into Payne Schanski (check spelling) at the supermarket the other day. What it is about documentary filmmaking you are most drawn to? What kinds of projects in particular do you want to pursue? Ever since I was little I was drawn to documentaries. I grew up watching programs on Discovery and History channels. You learn something new with every documentary you watch, but you learn even more when making them. At this point I am driving in head first, I’ll take any experience I can get my hands on. I have done a wide range of jobs, from scouting out circus schools to working with universities around Boston. Just last week I was working with some visiting Italian filmmakers on a project that looks at our limited natural resources and climate change. It is based on the book “Limits to Growth,” written 40 years ago by a group of scientists from MIT. I never thought I would be involved with a project like this, but that is the nature of the business. You do something new everyday, which is great for somebody like me who gets bored by routine. I am most drawn to documentaries that focus on something seemingly unimportant but engage the audience completely. The best example I can provide is a documentary called “The King of Kong.” This documentary is about something I could honestly care less about- the fight for the official high score for the Donkey Kong arcade game. It seems silly, but you leave the film with passion for the

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the bricks for the school. I never considered myself to be a diehard circus fan but after seeing the hybrid of athletic ability and artistic emotion required for a beautiful circus act my opinion has changed. What I found most interesting about this industry that I didn’t learn in school was a search for funding these projects. It’s to go without saying that networks such as the History Channel and Discovery Channel are no longer showing educational documentaries, with shows like Pawn Stars and Ice Road truckers. Traditional funding for educational documentaries just isn’t as common anymore, so funding educational documentaries proves to be difficult. When you have a single entity financing your project they tend to have control on your creative process. Pretty soon your artistic vision must be filtered through your financier, and if they don’t like it you have to start from square one. There is a lot of bargaining, and that’s never good when it comes to artistic work. While these traditional financing avenues have begun to disappear new forms of funding have emerged. We have almost lost control of our project three times due to these financier-based difficulties and so we have turned to the Kickstarter platform ( orhttp://kck.

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a story to go with it and I’m excited to be able to share that with the audience.� Walda has not always played piano. In fifth grade, he joined band where he played percussion (and still does). It wasn’t until a summer at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp two years later and meeting a girl there that he decided to try his hand at playing the piano. “We were talking one day about music and I asked her what her favorite song was. She told me it was a piano piece by Yiruma called River Flows in You, and being the romantic that I am, when I came home from Blue Lake, I pulled my parent’s dinky keyboard out of the basement and tried to figure out how to play it. I ended up working it

out and just kept going with the piano from there,� Walda said. “Oddly enough, I never saw that girl again,� he said with a laugh. Walda soon realized he seemed to have an affinity for the piano, and with his parent’s encouragement, he began playing in talent shows, pre-shows for musicals and has also been involved in the high school glee club. He even orchestrated a piano self-study class for himself last year so he could continue to play and get school credit for it. When he proposed holding a concert at the PAC and offering to donate half the proceeds to the Harbor Springs Band Boosters, teachers and administrators were enthusiastic about the idea. “They all knew I had the

music to put on a successful concert and also the drive to organize it and make it happen,� he said. “Everyone has been extremely supportive, which has been great.� Danelle Bosker, who is Walda’s math teacher, has been instrumental in encouraging him with his music, he said. “I had a demo CD I had made of my songs and she would turn it on during class,� he said. “Soon, my classmates were really liking it and asking for copies of the CD. There have been many times where my classmates will comment that they enjoy listening to it while they’re in the car or working on homework, and it’s really an honor to hear that.� Danelle Bosker became acquainted with Walda when

she started taking piano lessons from Robin McCarty, who was also his instructor. “I remember sitting next to Robin at my first recital and this kid gets on stage and starts playing this incredible music. I think I mentioned to Robin how good he was and she told me that this was only his second year, which just blew me away since it sounded like he’d been playing forever,� Bosker said. “It wasn’t until I had him as a student a few years later that I realized he was not only a talented piano player, but also a genuinely nice and caring person. He’s a great guy, and I think the world of him.� Walda said he enjoys playing the piano because of the purity of the music. “Lyrical music can be in-

terpreted in so many ways because words can always be taken a different way depending on who is listening to it,� he said. “I enjoy instrumental music because there is a real power behind it. A C note will always be a C note and will continually sound the same, and this music is the purest way I can express myself and my feelings.� Walda’s concert will be held Saturday, November 10, at 7 p.m. at the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center. Cost of the concert will be $5 per person and a CD with nine of Walda’s original compositions will be sold for $10. Walda will be available following the concert to meet guests and sign CD’s. For more information, go to http://eddywalda. com.

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in the closest form possible, by combining all these artistic elements. Because of this I found beauty in telling our cross-cultural story through the medium of film. Even if you can’t understand the language spoken in the film the stark contrast of Canadian Inuit and West Africans is forgotten after viewing the images of them performing together. This highlights the universal humanity we all share regardless of skin color or cultural differences. I just recently heard the quote; “a life lived for art is never a life wasted.� This struck a chord in me. I truly believe everybody strives to create art, something to live on well after you die. Whether it’s a building, a book, a garden, or a child-- it’s all art to me. It’s important to understand the value of art in any form, so it’s a shame to see fall out of the curriculum. At the same time, I understand the reasoning. It’s not easy to get rich off of art. As far as jobs go it’s far more feasible to get a job involving math, science and finance than in photography. I believe the intentions are good, perhaps just misguided. I’d rather do what I love everyday making enough to live comfortably than to wake up dreading work just so I can get bigger paycheck. What would you tell high school students who are worried about pursuing more creative careers? Is the new way of crowdfunding, etc. making way for a whole new crop of opportunities in this field? Do what you love! Find a career/area of interest and pursue! Be humble. You’re gonna start from the bottom, often for no pay (either as an intern or volunteer) but this is when you must work the hardest. Stay eager and curious, if your heart is in your work people will notice. You are not entitled to anything; you’re going to have to work for the littlest opportunity. As I said, jobs in the arts industry aren’t exactly falling off the job tree... Get involved and stay in touch with everyone you meet. Art is all about collaboration, so go out and collaborate! What else would you like people to know about where you’ve been...and where you are headed? I don’t know where I’m headed! But I do sincerely hope to continue working in film for the years to come.


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A Vocabulary of Place

By Wil Cwikiel

Words of Appreciation for the Little Traverse Bay Region

Words You don’t have to be a hunter to experience the miraculous migration of wonderful water birds. Join Sally Stebbins, birder extraordinaire for a birding trip around Little Traverse Bay this Saturday. Here are some words for you to have in your vocabulary so you sound like a pro when you join the field trippers for lunch afterwards. Breeding Ground: The optimal location for a bird species to nest, hatch, and rear young. The goal of spring migration for migratory birds is to get to the breeding grounds as soon as possible to stake out territory and begin nesting. Breeding grounds vary among species. The key elements of a good breeding ground are plentiful food, good nesting sites, and weather conducive to rearing and fledging young as quickly as possible. Flyway or Migration Pathway: Migratory birds follow pathways from their breeding grounds to their wintering ranges. In the world of waterfowl, wildlife managers have identified and named four major patterns of migration that are referred to as flyways in North America: the Atlantic, Mississippi, Central, and Pacific. Migrating songbirds, raptors, and shorebirds follow historical pathways as well. Understanding that birds need suitable habitat throughout their entire flyway or migration pathway has improved bird conservation efforts across the entire North American continent. Migratory Bird: A bird species that makes an annual journey from a breeding ground to a wintering range. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, charged with implementing and enforcing the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, maintains a list of species protected as migratory birds. In common usage, we typically think of migratory birds as long-distance migrants (for example, a Redhead duck that breeds in Manitoba and winters in the Chesapeake). However, some birds may migrate a medium distance (from one state to the next) or even a short distance (from a higher to a lower elevation on a mountainside) from breeding to wintering grounds.

Derm and Kieran Fleming with a Long-tailed Duck in the Straits of Mackinac.

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Passerines: Perching birds that are in the scientific order Passeriformes. Birds in this order are characterized by having four toes—three directed forward and one backward—that allow it to perch easily on horizontal branches. This is the largest order of birds and includes approximately 60% the world’s bird species. Most of our beloved songbirds, such as warblers, thrushes, sparrows, finches, jays, and wrens are passerines.

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south?” What’s more astounding is that the answers to these questions are just as elusive now as they have always been. Thanks to legions of scientists, citizen birders, and wildlife managers, we know more than ever about migration patterns, but we still only have theories about the precise mechanisms that birds use to navigate, some good notions about what triggers migration, and several very different hypotheses about how migratory behavior evolved. So, despite the desire to know the details of the “how,” we are left with the wonder of the “is.” It is this wonder that I realized I had been taking for granted when I had the opportunity to see the miracle of migration through the eyes of an 8-year old boy a few weeks ago. You see, the Straits of Mackinaw and Northern Lake Huron, as well as the big inland lakes in the Tip of the Mitt region, serve as an important stopover place for diving ducks on their way from the nesting grounds in the middle of the continent to their wintering grounds in Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic Coast. For as long as I can remember, weekends in October and November revolve around getting on the water to hunt these birds. The

third weekend in October is designated as “Duck Fest,” and this year, eight-year-old Max (we’ll leave out the last name to protect the innocent) joined us. Although I was excited as always to get on the water, I was focused more on the boat, the blind, decoys, and getting everything set to hunt the birds. Max joined us in the middle of the day for a rotation on the water and in the duck blind. When a flock of Redheads took off the water and circled around the Bay, Max’s face was alive with a look of pure wonder. That evening, after the birds were cleaned and the equipment put away, I received a text message from Max’s dad. Max had loved the adventure and declared it was “The Best Day Ever!” So, yes, bird migration is a miracle…and thanks to Max, I was reminded of how lucky we are to be able to experience the miracle of migration every fall and every spring. And reminded of a simple truth: any day you can see the world through the eyes of a child is the best day ever.

Petoskey Regional Audubon Society to host birding events

Neotropical Migrant: A bird species that spends the spring and summer in its breeding range in North America and the fall and winter in its wintering range in Central America, the Caribbean, or South America. The generally accepted dividing line between the two ranges is the Tropic of Cancer. The Fish and Wildlife Service defines 386 bird species as neotropical migrants under the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act, including species of waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, and songbirds.

Photoperiod: This refers to the cycle of light and dark over a natural 24-hour time period. With the seasons, the ratio of light to dark hours slowly changes over the course of the year. The photoperiod influences plant growth and biological activity, and is thought to be a key factor in the timing of bird migrations. Raptors: Also known as birds of prey, raptors include the order Falconiformes such as hawks, eagles, vultures, and falcons, as well as the order Strigiformes which includes the owls. One of the best spring birding events is the northerly migration of raptors over the Straits of Mackinaw. Take your lawn chair and binoculars to the Mackinaw City High School parking lot and watch the high-soaring hawks, vultures, and eagles as they ride the thermals to gain altitude for the flight across the Straits on their journey to their breeding grounds. Stopover or Staging Area: These are important habitat areas along a migration pathway or flyway where migratory birds can rest and refuel for their journey. Think of that welcome truckstop on I-80 on the far end of Nebraska when you are driving to Wyoming. Different species use different areas as stopover locations or staging areas. The Straits of Mackinaw, Saginaw Bay, Lake St. Clair, and Lake Erie are important stopover locations for diver ducks such as Redheads and Lesser Scaup. Waterfowl: Birds in the order Anseriformes, including ducks, geese, swans, and mergansers. Waterfowl are adapted to life on water, including having webbed feet, insulating down (protected by well-oiled feathers that repel water), and specialized bills for eating aquatic plants or animals. Most waterfowl are long-distance migrants. Waterfowl common in Northern Michigan include Canada Geese, Mallards, Wood Ducks, Redheads, Lesser Scaup, and Buffleheads. Wintering Range: The geographic area where a species of bird resides when it is not migrating or breeding. Wintering ranges for each species are determined by availability of suitable habitat requirements, including ample food, access to cover to escape predators, and pina coladas on the beach (sorry…that’s one of my wintering range requirements).


Be a Citizen Ornithologist! Birding Around Little Friday, December 14, 2012, Traverse Bay Saturday, all day November 10th, 9:00 am Join the Petoskey Regional Audubon Society (PRAS) and be part of the longest running wildlife census in the world–the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Each year, tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition for generations. Families and students, birders and scientists, all armed with binoculars, bird guides, and checklists go out on an annual mission to count the birds within a specified territory. The data collected is used to assess the health of bird populations and help guide conservation action. If you are interested in participating, please contact Ed Pike, PRAS CBC coordinator, at aes05@ or (231) 758-

Join Sally Stebbins, Field Trip Coordinator for the Petoskey Regional Audubon Society, on a waterfowl watching extravaganza. Starting at the base of Bull Run Hill and ending at Bay Harbor’s East Park, this three hour excursion will involve bird watching around the Bay in search of geese, ducks, loons, grebes, and gulls. This field trip will involve caravanning or carpooling to six or seven different spots around the Bay to view water birds. Bring binoculars or a spotting scope and dress for the weather. After the outing, there’s an optional lunch in one of Petoskey’s eateries to share notes on what birds were seen and heard. For more information, contact Sally Stebbins at (231) 526-1222 or

Wild Game Luncheon Friday, November 9 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Get the hunting fever started early and join us for a lunch with a variety of wild game featured! RSVP by November 7.

Patriotic Community Hymn Sing Sunday, November 11 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate and pay tribute to our armed forces past and present in this special Sunday event. Led by Jo Snedden and the Petoskey Friendship Center Chorus.

Pumpkin Pie Social Tuesday, November 20 2:00 p.m.

Stop by Independence Village for a fresh, homemade piece of pumpkin pie and a hot cup of coffee!

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With each bite there were sighs of relief, as the talami entered the body like an antidote to our pain.

A Bread that Makes Us Better


he first Thanksgiving I experienced away from my family was just two years ago. That may sound strange to some, given that I’m not exactly a kid, but for the Lebanese among us it probably sounds about right. Our families tend to stay close, tight knit, which has its rewards (and, of course, its challenges). My plan to stay in San Francisco at that time rather than trek across the country for Thanksgiving weekend was something I declared early on. Yet when the week arrived, I was uneasy. Anxious. Wondering what kind of crazy had been in my head when this decision was made. Then there was Jim. My cousin made the trip up to San Francisco from Arizona, where he too would have been a holiday orphan. Now there aren’t too many people who have as much fun doing just about anything as Jim. A trip to Best Buy with him is a good time. That’s because he appreciates the small things, especially the humor, in life. And—he can bake like a pro. He and his mother for years arrived on doorsteps of family throughout the city of Lansing with gorgeous baskets of bread, Lebanese-style talami warm from the oven with a towel draped over the top. O happy day. This talami exceeded our Sitto’s talami because it rose so high and had such tenderness. But even cousin would agree that the talami of all talami in our town was made not by him, not by Sitto, and certainly not by me. It was made by another Lebanese family, the Farhats, whose kitchen is revered, famed, and whose secrets have remained just that for most of us. When my brother Chris’s wife Ruth passed away three years ago at Christmas, the

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Farhats arrived immediately with loaves of warm talami. We stood around the kitchen island cutting slices off, loading the edges of the airy, soft bread with butter and salt, and eating with true abandon. We shook our heads in disbelief when we saw the bottom side of the bread, crisp and golden. With each bite there were moans of relief, as the talami entered the body like an antidote to our pain. How do they do it, was the question that lingered in our minds long after the last crumb was consumed. My sister Peg and I had a bake-off shortly after that in Chicago and not a single good loaf was produced. Then, there was that Thanksgiving. Jim arrived in San Francisco with the most precious gift of all time: the Farhat talami secret. How? How did you get it? I asked with truly bated breath. I asked them for it when I was in Michigan, he said matter of factly, and they came over and showed us how to do it. Funny how that works. You just ask for it. And you get it. That’s a lesson I’ve taken to heart ever since on everything from bread to chocolate, freely asking people to show me what they know so that I can know too. Not to mention other aspects of life, like love, that require one to take courage and ask for what is needed. And also not to mention faith, which requires us to take courage and ask God for what is needed, even if what we get is perhaps not what we think we need. So on Black Friday, after running around San Francisco to the Ferry Market and Chinatown while our dough rose (with Sitto’s signature cross in it as an insurance policy), we baked talami. We made a video of ourselves, capturing my disbelief when I discovered how wet the dough was. Wetter than pizza dough, dryer than batter. This isn’t dough that can be kneaded, it can only be, and must be,

Lebanese-style talami bread

thoroughly incorporated. When I returned to Michigan, and the family fold, baking was top of mind among my many cousins, and the sharing of the newly-discovered talami recipe. We had a bake-off like none other — there were rolling pins and sheet pans galore, more than we could possibly need but good to have, just in case. There were probably ten of us, equipped with snacks to get us through the day and a big pot of chili to offset our hunger until the bread would

be ready. And the wine, which came out good and early. As the breads and other Lebanese savories came out of the oven, we wasted no time getting them into our mouths. Half the pleasure of this manna is eating it warm (the other half is getting your hands in the dough and making it). There were moans, there were gasps. I’ll say it in the style of my Aunt Hilda whenever people enjoyed her food: Honey, they RAVED about it! When we turned the loaves of talami over and saw

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the crust perfection, cousin Cathy said in her soft voice of truth, Now THIS is like the body of Christ! And she is right. We bake it and eat it as we do our communion, and it does what it should: it makes us better. It’s a holy bread that brings cousins together despite our many years of familial vicissitudes, a holy bread that conjures the souls of our loved ones and heals the grieving, a holy bread that encourages us to ask, and allows us to receive.

Lebanese Talami Your talami will be more successful if you read through the whole recipe before you begin. This bread is made with a wet dough, which creates a large, soft crumb and tender crust. There are a few items and steps that assist in making the bread excellent: let the dough rise its second time on welloiled, makeshift sheet pans made from non-stick Reynolds Wrap. This allows the dough to go from its second rise directly into the oven undisturbed. It also provides a thin enough baking surface beneath the bread to allow the right amount of heat, from a pizza stone in the oven, to crisp the bottom of the bread. If you have no pizza stone, try an overturned sheet pan instead (let it heat up as you would a pizza stone). A spray bottle is also helpful to mist water on the dough to adhere the sesame seeds. This recipe yields 2 loaves; you can make more, smaller loaves, and the recipe doubles easily. 4 tablespoons sugar 1 packet dry active yeast 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon salt ½ cups canola oil 2 cups warm water (80 degrees) Sesame seeds, toasted or not (optional)

Talami dough with cross.

Talami dough rising.

Proof the yeast with 1 tablespoon of the sugar and 1/3 cup of the warm water for 15 minutes, until the yeast is puffed. In a large bowl, whisk the flour with the remaining sugar and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add the yeast. Slowly begin to combine the flour with the yeast. Use your hands. It feels good.

Talami dough second rise.

Slowly add 1 cup of the water, mixing thoroughly. Add the second cup in small additions, holding back on the last half cup and adding it only until the dough is sticky and droopy, but still forms its own mass. The dough is not runny. To keep the dough from sticking to the bowl as it rises, coat the bowl with canola oil by lifting the dough at the edges and pouring the oil underneath; rub the Talami slices. oil all over the inside of the bowl under the dough as best you can. Coat the inside of the bowl and the top of the dough lightly with oil. Cover the bowl thoroughly with plastic wrap to avoid formation of a skin. Cover the bowl with a towel and place in a warm, draft-free environment to rise. An oven that has been barely heated and turned off (don’t forget to turn it off!) is an ideal spot. Allow the dough to rise until doubled, about 2 hours. Prepare 2 makeshift sheet pans for baking by folding up four sides on sheets of non-stick Reynolds wrap. Pour about 1 tablespoon of canola oil on each sheet and spread around the center of the sheet where the dough will be placed. Gently divide the dough in two; lay each on a prepared foil pan. The dough will be quite soft and droopy, but take care not to disturb the rise in the dough (the air pockets). Gently rub each loaf generously with more canola oil to coat. Let rise another 30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a pizza stone or overturned heavy baking sheet in the lower third of the oven on convection bake to 400 degrees (for non-convection, 425 degrees). If desired, top the dough with sesame seeds. Use a spray bottle of water to spray the surface of the dough before sprinkling the seeds on; this helps the seeds to adhere. Transfer the Reynolds sheet to the oven using a pizza peel, a rimless cookie sheet, or the backside of a rimmed baking sheet. Bake the talami for 15- 20 minutes (convection bakes faster than regular baking). If further browning is needed, place under the broiler briefly. Remove from the oven using the peel or sheet pan, and please honey, eat it now, with butter.

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Sinister Pretty poor local selection of movies, if you ask me, which no one did but I’ll comment anyway. Granted, I see a lot of movies, but when two of the movies locally have been here for over a month and two others will be a month this week, that cuts down on the variety. Sinister stars Ethan Hawke; he’s given some decent performances in the past, so I thought I’d give this one a shot. At least it didn’t appear to be a slasher movie and it really isn’t. In fact, it was more intriguing than I expected it would be. Ellison Oswalt (Hawke) is a struggling true-crime writer. He moves his wife and children into a home where, unbeknownst to them, a multiple murder had occurred. (Shades of Amityville Horror) When he discovers a box of very grisly home movies in the attic and becomes obsessed with them. He needs to write about this house, he is confident that it will be his big break. Meanwhile, his wife is distraught and his children have constant nightmares as he becomes more and more removed from their lives and the evil that is in the house begins to take hold. His life now revolves around the history of the house and the movies he has found. I’m not going to pretend this is the most original movie that I’ve ever seen, but it is quite well done and pretty scary in places. Fred Thompson is very good as the local sheriff and Vincent D’onofrio in what is basically an uncredited cameo adds just the right touch for the ending. This is rated “R” and is NOT for children. I’m not going into detail and ruining the plot, but trust me on this one. When I say it’s not a slasher film, I mean that there is a plot and a little (very little) character development, but there is no shortage of graphic, gruesome scenes. Aside from the gore, the plot itself is not the stuff children should see; it is disturbing. There is no sex or nudity and not much profanity, so you can imagine how it earned the “R” rating.

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Friends of the Alanson Area Public Library, will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, Nov 13 at 6:30 at the Library. Please bring a friend and ideas for Christmas projects.

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 pm. Call (231)526-2531 or visit for more information.

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

night movie nights at the library are back. Movies will be shown at the library on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7:30pm. All movies are free and open to the public. The next film screening will be on Nov 8 at 7:30pm. “The Delicacy” will be shown. Please visit our website www.harborspringslibrary. org for more information and future movie listings.

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Cross of Christ Lutheran in Petoskey (1450 E. Mitchell), is holding a Gently Used-Gently Priced Christmas Sale on Sat, Nov 17 from 9 am-2 pm. All welcome. For more info contact Kasi Meckstroth 231-238-8490

Disciplers Bible Study, is a Non-denominational in-depth study and fellowship. The study meets Tuesdays 9:30 - 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Petoskey. For more information call Joann Palmer, 526-0289.

First Presbyterian Church, worships on Sunday, November 11 at 10 a.m. Reverend Jim Pollard will preach. The Chancel Choir and baritone soloist Gary Albert will sing. Sunday’S cool is offered for all elementary-age children following the children’s message in worship. A coffee fellowship takes place at the conclusion of worship. For more information visit www. or call 526-7332. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:305:00. First Presbyterian Church Harbor Springs is located at the corner of W. Lake and Cemetery Roads and is completely handicap-accessible.

Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, Sunday Worship will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 . Pastor Mary Sweet’s semon is “Hopeful” based on scripture from Jeremiah 31 and Hebrews 6. The Chancel Choir will be singing under the directorship of Marion Kuebler on organ and piano. Children’s Sunday school is held during the service with a youth-hosted soup luncheon following the service. Our Holiday Bazaar will be Sat, Nov 17 from 9-3. Great homecrafted gifts for everyone on your Christmas list. Please call 526-2414 for more information.

Stutsmanville Chapel, AWANA CLUBS meet on Wednesdays 6 – 7:30 p.m. with Bible Clubs for 3 yr. olds – 6th graders A wood cutting bee will be held at the Church Sat, Nov 10 starting at 8 am. Sunday morning worship service is held at 9:30 a.m. Nursery for 1 – 3 yr. olds is provided as well as children’s Sunday School. At 11 a.m. an adult class meets in the sanctuary using a video curriculum

entitled Word Pictures. Mark Smith facilitates another adult/ youth class entitled “Does God Exist”? at 11 a.m. that meets in The Great Escape. Youth Group meets at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings. Men’s Support Groups meet Monday & Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the church. The annual Journey to Bethlehem is scheduled for Dec. 6, 7, 8 and 9th. Reservations are being taken now by calling 231-526-2335.

Organizations American Legion Harbor Springs Post #281, is having a “Burger Nite” on Thursday, Nov 8 from 5:30 to 7 pm at the Legion Hall, corner of State & Third St. Cost is $5. Public welcome.

The Petoskey Regional Audubon Society, invites the public to join them on Sat. Nov. 10 at 9 am for “Birding around the Bay” with Sally Stebbins.On this free field trip, we will caravan our way around Little Traverse Bay in search of migrating waterfowl, starting in Harbor Springs and ending at East Park in Bay Harbor. Meet at the paved parking loop at the base of the Bull Moose Hill (the west end of 4th St) in Harbor Springs. Rain date is Sun., Nov 11. For more info contact Sally at 526-1222.

Kiwanis Club of Petoskey,

Farmers Market Harbor Springs, Farmers Market, has moved indoors on Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, through the end of April to a location storefront 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.

Northern Michigan Arts and Crafts Market, is open Saturdays through December 29. It is located at 116 E. Main Street, Harbor Springs in the Local Color Community Central Building. The hours will be 10 am-5 pm. Artists from around the area will be displaying and selling their arts and crafts.

Boyne City Farmers Market, is being held in the Red Barn, Park St, next to the Boyne District Library, every Saturday, 9 am-1 pm. Special Thanksgiving Shopping day, Wed. Nov 21.

Charlevoix’s Farmers Market opened Thursday, Nov 1 and will continue every Thursday (except Thanksgiving) from 9 am-1 pm until the last Thursday in May. The market is located at the Charlevoix Public Library, Community Room

Petoskey Farmers Market, has moved indoors to North Central Michigan College in the Student and Community Resource Center. The market will run every Friday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. until March 29. No markets on Friday Nov. 23, December 21 and Dec.28 as the College is closed for the holidays.For more information visit

presents “The Great Rocky Mountain RV Adventure” as the third installment of its Travel and Adventure series with travelogue speakers John Holod and Jodie Ginter on Thurs, Nov 8 at 7 pm at the Petoskey High School auditorium. Tickets are $8 at the door. For more information call (231) 224-6404

International Dark Sky Park, in Mackinaw City presents “The Headlands”: A Star in Michigan History” on Sat, Nov 10 at the Beach House from 6 to 8 pm. During the program, featuring Program Director Mary Stewart Adams and other speakers, the history of the property will be explored in both contemporary culture and as far back into the past as can be known. This event is free and open to the public. On Sunday, Nov 11, the Headlands International Dark Sky Pari officially opens to the public.

A food drive, will be hosted by area Friendship Centers for the Nehemiah Project, homeless shelters in Petoskey. November 5-16 boxes will be located in all Friendship Center Locations. We are looking specifically for donations of coffee, creamers, sugar, Kool-Aid, laundry soap, and paper products (toilet paper, paper towel, tissue, and napkins). Donations can be accepted from 8:30am to 4pm at the Petoskey Friendship Center, from 9am to 3pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at the Pellston Friendship Center, from 9am to 3pm on Wednesday and Friday at the Huber Center in Brutus, and 9:30 am to 2:30 pm any weekday except Thursday at the Harbor Springs Friendship Center. For further information contact the Friendship Centers of Emmet County at 347-3211 or toll free at (888)347-0369.

Computer Classes for Senior Citizens, will be offered by Friendship Centers of Emmet County (FCEC) and the Council on Aging. Two classes have been scheduled in the computer labs of the Petoskey High School media center. A beginner’s class will meet from 4:15-5:45 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, November 26 & 28 and December 3, 5, 10 & 12. An intermediate class will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on the same days. These popular classes are designed to help older adults get up to speed regarding computer use, in a low-key, fun setting. Cost for the six-session class is $30 for Emmet County seniors age 60 and older, $40 for out-ofcounty. To register, contact the Petoskey Friendship Center at (231) 347-3211 or toll free 888347-0369.

Women’s Club luncheon, meeting will host the director of Clinical Operations at Harbor Hall and will address elements of recovery from addictive disorders. The meeting will be held at the Inn at Bay Harbor on Nov. 14 at 11:30 a.m.. Everyone is invited to attend. The cost of the luncheon is $15; RSVP to Judy Juneau, 231-526-6505 by noon Nov. 12.

Fundraisers Operation Christmas Child, National Collection week is November 12-19 as local businesses, churches and community groups prepare to collect gift-filled shoe boxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children overseas during this time. Anyone can drop off a packed shoe box at the Petoskey-area collection site, Word of Life Community Church, 403 Madison St, Petoskey, (800)353-5949. For more information re collection hours Call Stacy 231-347-1352.

Petoskey chapter of Zonta International, invites the public to their 40th annual Fashion Show on Saturday, November 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ovation Room at Odawa Casino Resort. The Fashion Show, themed “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend,” will highlight the latest fall and winter fashions from more than 28 retailers in the Petoskey area, and include an elegant lunch, entertainment, a silent auction and a gift basket raffle. This year all attendees will be entered into a drawing for a $2,500 piece of diamond jewelry donated by Arlington Jewelers. Tickets are $40 each and tables are available in 8-tops and 10tops.. Make your reservations early by calling Kathy Bardins at 231-487-1188 or email her at

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Thanksgiving Day at Stafford’s Pier Turkey Dinner Carved Tableside 12:30 to 5:30 pm Includes roasted turkey, homemade dressing, acorn and butternut squash, fresh orange cranberry relish, a holiday salad and your choice of apple or pumpkin pie. $26.95 adults, $13.95 children Plated Thanksgiving Dinner 12:30 to 5:30 pm $23.95 adults, $13.95 children Turkey’s To Go

Serves 6 to 8 people and includes: a 13 pound turkey, mashed potatoes, homemade dressing, acorn and butternut squash, sourdough bread, orange cranberry relish and your choice of apple or pumpkin pie. $135

Make your reservations today, 231-526-6201.

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ulty will hold another information sessions on November 15 at 4 p.m. to explain the process for admission into the college’s highly competitive nursing and allied health career programs. The session will be in Room 122 of the college’s main administration/classroom building on the Petoskey campus. Anyone planning to apply for the nursing or allied health programs is strongly encouraged to attend this informational session. The information on prerequisites will be particularly important for those applying for the fall 2013 program.

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.

Olympic star Shannon Miller, will be the featured speaker at North Central Michigan College’s first Lecture Series program for the 2012-13 year on Thursday, November 8, in the Student and Community Resource Center gymnasium on the Petoskey campus. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the North Central Michigan College business office and bookstore on the Petoskey campus and at the College’s Gaylord and Cheboygan offices. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call North Central Michigan College at (231)3486349 or visit our website www.

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

Soldiers in the Shadows Exhibit, is open on the second floor of the Pellston Airport. Emmet County and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, along with collaboration from Petersburg National Battlefield in Virginia, are pleased to present the exhibit. The exhibit tells the story of 1st Michigan Sharpshooters Company K, Michigan’s Anishnaabek, who comprised one of the largest all-Indian units for the Union Army in Civil War, 1861-65. Of these 146 men, 32 came from Emmet and Charlevoix counties. There is no admission fee. The Odawa Exhibit is still open on the first floor of the airport.

Health Hearing Testing Free Hearing tests, will be

North Central Michigan, for veterans and their families will take place on Monday, Nov. 12, from 8 am until 10 am at the College cafeteria. All veterans and their families are invited to the breakfast, being sponsored by the College’s Student Veterans Association and Chase Bank to show appreciation to our local veterans and their families. No reservations are necessary. For more information call 231348-0840.

offered for persons age 55 and older at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Wednesday, Nov. 14, beginning at 9:00 am. An audiologist from Petoskey Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialists will be conducting the tests, If you have been experiencing hearing loss, please make an appointment to get your hearing checked. There is no charge. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling the Petoskey Friendship Center at 231-347-3211 or call toll free 1.888.347-0369.

Free screening of the Crossing Borders documentary,

Medicare beneficiaries, can

will be presented on Tuesday, Nov 13 at 6:30 pm in the NCMC Library Conference Room on the Petoskey Campus. The 70-minute documentary follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco and, in the process of discovering “the other”, they discover themselves. A discussion led by Kerri Finlayson, North Central professor, will follow the screening. The screening is part of International Education Week 2012 . For more information call Helen Leithauser, 231-3486705;

enroll in the Medicare Part D prescription drug program for the first time or, if they are already in the program, to change their existing coverage through December 7, 2012. Friendship Centers of Emmet County is working with Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program counselors to provide seniors with help by explaining Medicare benefits, comparing plan options, and enrolling them in a Medicare drug plan. Contact the Council on Aging at (231)347-3211 or toll-free (888)347-0369 to schedule an appointment with a MMAP counselor.

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/ VISA accepted. Open Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri; some evenings. Planned Parenthood, 1003 Spring St, Petoskey. (231)347-9692.

The Harbor Springs Library, fall hours are Monday 10am5pm, Tuesday 10am-5pm, Wednesday 10am-8pm, Thursday 10am-5pm , Friday 10am5pm , Saturday 9am-1pm and closed on Sunday. The Harbor Springs Library offers free high speed WiFi internet access as well as Mac and PC computers available to the public. Library is located in downtown Harbor Springs at the corner of Spring and Main St. Please go to www. or call (231)526-2531 for more information.

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

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

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