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Wrap Up

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City finally coming to end of multi-year water, sewer project

Holiday events get underway around the area

Mandated by state, city’s century-old infrastructure updated By Jessica Evans Harbor Light Newspaper

When Tom Richards sat down at his desk three years ago on the first day of his new job as Harbor Springs City Manager, a letter was waiting for him from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Water Resources division. The letter plainly stated the City of Harbor Springs was in violation of Michigan’s Safe Drinking Water Act. Because of this, a building permit ban was being placed upon the city to prohibit any construction from taking place in Harbor Springs or West Traverse Township until the problems were resolved and the city was in compliance with the act. “This was given to me on day one,” Richards said with a chuckle. “Though I have to say I wasn’t blindsided by it. Michigan had been working to increase rigorous inspections of city water systems across the state for the protection of residents, and we were one city whose system required such changes.” The two main violations that the DEQ cited as being out of compliance with the act had to do with inadequate pumping capacity of the city’s water source wells and also not having a distribution system to meet peak city water demands. Benchmark Engineering was contacted shortly after this to update a reliability study that would identify deficiencies in the water system and set about coming up with a plan to make the improvements. “Our first step was to work with Benchmark to determine the highest priorities for the city water system and develop a plan that would be acceptable to the DEQ,” Richards said. The water system in place had been built around the turn of the century, with much of it constructed for the newly built brick high school on the bluff. According to Bench-CONTINUED on page 9

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The Harbor Springs Christmas tree was set up downtown Monday, November 19. The 38 foot tree was donated by Petoskey residents Steve and Cheryl Hooley. The couple is doing some landscaping and said it made sense to donate the tree so it could be enjoyed for Christmas. The Hooleys lived in Harbor Springs for a few years before moving across the bay, and said they have always enjoyed attending the Christmas tree lighting. Evergreen boughs and colored lights adorn shops up and down Main Street, as businesses prepare for the holiday season. Local merchants will be competing for the best decorated storefront; this year’s theme is “Snow.” Winners will be announced during the tree lighting, set to take place this Saturday, November 24 at 5:30 p.m (see inside for related story).

Giving from the heart, giving locally Alternative Gift Fair supports area organizations through much needed donations By Kate Bassett Harbor Light Newspaper

“Anything that takes us out of the commercialization of the season and brings attention to the true meaning of this season is a step forward in understanding the goodness of our hearts and souls.”

While it’s something to strive for in every season, operating in a mode of abundance seems like the key to joyful holidays. The deep roots of community, stunning landscapes of northern Michigan, and good fortune many of us share in having our basic needs more than covered-these simple reminders can open up -Jan Mancinelli, the true spirit of the season: grati- Executive Director, tude and giving. This sentiment has Women’s Resource Center been the heart of the Alternative Gift Fair for seven years now, providing served 2,576 families. In 2011, we folks with a participatory opportu- served 4,490 families, and we project nity to create meaning during the a 10-percent increase in 2012. Donaholidays. tions are more important than ever This year’s Alternative Gift Fair, because we are serving more famiwhich will take place on Saturday, lies, we need to buy more food, and Thanksgiving Greetings December 1, at the United Method- the price of food keeps going up.” frommay be more ist Church in Petoskey, And this is the story across the important than ever. In addition Turkey clipartto board, with the 11 basic health and building a strong sense of commu- human service nonprofits repreHilda Gift Fair sented at Alternative Gift Fair nity, the annual Alternative brings much-needed donations Event-goers are able to “shop” Shop Local to area non-profit organizations. via donations to organizations. In hoursof return, shoppers are given a holiday “Our Pantry (andweekend I am sure most our local pantries)11-5 has seen a huge card insert detailing how their doincrease in the number of families nation will used. For example, $50 served over the last several years,” to the Harbor Springs Food Pantry said Pringle Pfeifer, of the Harbor might have an insert that reads, “A Springs Food Pantry. “In 2008 we donation was made in your honor

that will provide 300-pounds of food for the Harbor Springs Food Pantry.” Since its inception, the Alternative Gift Fair has raised well over $200,000. Last year alone, it raised some $40,000. It’s a day many in the community have come to consider their “holiday kick-off.” “Anything that takes us out of the commercialization of the season and brings attention to the true meaning of this season is a step forward in understanding the goodness of our hearts and souls,” said Jan Mancinelli, executive director of the Women’s Resource Center. “I was raised in a big city and I have always marveled at the bounty that comes with what a small community experience has to offer—knowing and caring for your neighbors, feeling there is a connectivity to things greater than oneself.” Part of the unique nature of the Alternative Gift Fair is the festive atmosphere it entails. Having all the nonprofits together in one room is a rare and wonderful chance for connection. “In addition to receiving many wonderful donations during the AGF Fair, we get the opportunity to talk with many people from the

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and local communities are gearing up to set our favorite small town traditions in motion. Here’s a list of upcoming holiday events: November 22- Turkey Leg 5k walk/ run in downtown Harbor Springs, benefitting the Harbor Springs Food Pantry. The run takes off from Zorn Park at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. Pre-register at The Outfitter, or register on race day at Zorn park. November 23- Cross Village hosts its 11th annual Holiday Open House and Community Tree Lighting. Enjoy open house festivities from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., with the tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. November 24- Stafford’s Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade takes place at 10 a.m. The parade will travel the traditional route from Petoskey High School, down Mitchell Street to Petoskey, Lake and Howard Streets, ending at the Perry Hotel, where children will have the chance to chat with Santa and his reindeer. The theme of this year’s parade is “It’s a Doggone Holiday,” and businesses, individuals, and organizations are invited to enter floats, as well as musical or walking ensembles. Toys for Tots will again be on hand to begin their toy collection campaign. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to be picked up along the parade route. Jim Reid from Reid Furniture will be the Grand Marshal. Reid Furniture is celebrating 85 years in business this year. Anyone interested in registering an entry, visit www. petoskeydowntown.com for entry forms and information or call Kathy at 231-487-1188, kbardins@winternet.com. Deadline is November 20. November 24- On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Harbor Springs will host its annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Santa Claus will make a special appearance, ornaments will be hung on the town tree, and a community caroling will usher in the season. -CONTINUED on page 10

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Community Organizations Foundation awards more than $110,000 locally The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation recently awarded $110,242 to local organizations through their fall competitive cycle. “This cycle we are able to help local organizations provide important services,” said Sara Ward, program officer,

“in addition to contributing to projects that will move our community forward.” “Collaboration is definitely a highlight of this cycle,” noted Ward. The Up North Trails Collaborative through LIAA will work to improve communities across the re-

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

Here’s a poem for this season by Tim Nolan, of Minnesota. Once we begin to be thankful for things, there are more and more things to be thankful for.

Thanksgiving Thanks for the Italian chestnuts—with their tough shells—the smooth chocolaty skin of them—thanks for the boiling water— itself a miracle and a mystery— thanks for the seasoned sauce pan and the old wooden spoon—and all the neglected instruments in the drawer— the garlic crusher—the bent paring knife— the apple slicer that creates six perfect wedges out of the crisp Haralson— thanks for the humming radio—thanks for the program on the radio about the guy who was a cross-dresser— but his wife forgave him—and he ended up almost dying from leukemia— (and you could tell his wife loved him entirely—it was in her deliberate voice)— thanks for the brined turkey—

gion by better promoting remarkable recreational trails; Beyond the Scoreboard is teaming up with the Women’s Resource Center and North Central Michigan College to bring a highly regarded speaker on building respect, character, and responsibility through youth sports; Getting Kids Outdoors is a collaborative effort that promotes unstructured outdoor play for children and will bring nature-based workshops to the community. According to Ward, “Collaboration is how these requests were funded, too.” The Community Foundation has funds which committee members allocate based on current community needs. Donor Advised Funds serve as a charitable checking account for individuals and families to contribute to nonprofit organizations in whatever way they choose. Through the Community Foundation, these Donor Advised Funds can participate in the grant cycle and recommend dollars to specific requests. In this cycle, more than half of the grant requests were funded by multiple funds. For example, the Community Free Clinic needs funding to provide medication to patients; this $5,000 request was fully funded by the Community Endowment, the Healthy Youth and Seniors Field of Interest Fund, the Baiardi Family Foundation Fund, the Buzzelli Family

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Charitable Fund, and the David H. Irish Charitable Fund. “This joint effort epitomizes the purpose of the Community Foundation,” explained David Jones, executive director of the Community Foundation, “connecting donors to community needs in order to improve the quality of life here in Emmet County. We’re proud to be a partner in this community.” To view the complete list of recent grant awards, learn more about applying, or read about the impact of past grants, visit www.phsacf.org or call (231) 348-5820.

Char-Em United Way Helps Families Cover Prescription Costs Char-Em United Way and FamilyWize announced that their partnership has saved the people living and working in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties more than $200,000 on everyday prescription costs. The free FamilyWize drug discount card is distributed by Char-Em United Way. “No one should be forced to choose between paying for food, rent or medicine because of the high cost of pre-

scriptions. That’s why we’ve partnered with FamilyWize to distribute free prescription discount cards to everyone in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties”, said Lisa Luebke of Char-Em United Way. Distributed through United Way, the FamilyWize card lowers the cost of medicine by an average of 35-percent or more for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan. Low-CONTINUED on page 5.

Alternative Gift Fair set for December 1 in Petoskey

the size of a big baby—thanks— for the departed head of the turkey— the present neck—the giblets

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(whatever they are)—wrapped up as small gifts inside the cavern of the ribs— thanks—thanks—thanks—for the candles lit on the table—the dried twigs— the autumn leaves in the blue Chinese vase— thanks—for the faces—our faces—in this low light. American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation (www. poetryfoundation.org), publisher of Poetry magazine. It is also supported by the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Poem copyright ©2012 by Tim Nolan, from his most recent book of poems, And Then, New Rivers Press, 2012. Poem reprinted by permission of Tim Nolan 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.

community. By explaining our mission, talking about our volunteers and the many things they do, and sharing how we meet the needs of our families, we spread the word to others and hopefully encourage them to get involved with our pantry or another local organization,” Pfeifer said. Connecting with area nonprofits can mean much more than making financial donations. Many organizations have added to their volunteer list following the fair, and encourage shoppers to remember gifts of time can

be equally important. To this end, the children’s area will give the youngest shoppers an opportunity to experience such giving, and will have “gifts of time” cards available to create and decorate. Once again, Julienne Tomatoes will be serving lunches for shoppers, with proceeds going back into the community. Rounding out the traditional alternative gifts-which can be personalized by calligraphers during the event-- a handful of locallybased nonprofits with global outreach will also be at the event, selling hand-crafted

goods to support missions like the Harbor Springs-based SAME (South African Medical Expedition). In the end, long-time Alternative Gift Fair Participant Jan Mancinelli said the spirit of the day, as well as the tremendous benefits it brings local organizations, makes it a must on the holiday calendar. “The Gift Fair brings together many community organizations who provide critical services in the community. I always like the feeling that we are together to provide members of the community a close up look of the all we

do to provide a safety net for those who need a hand up. We all compete for community dollars, and it is heartwarming to be together, united in a cause that helps us all.” The Alternative Gift Fair will take place on Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Petoskey. For more information, or to receive an early shopping list if unable to attend the day of the fair, please contact Manna Food Project’s executive director, Kathy Hart, (231) 347-8852, or email manna@mannafoodproject.org

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SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS. The Char-Em ISD Transportation Dept. is currently seeking applicants for special needs school bus drivers. We have specific needs in northern Emmet County. Applications and job descriptions can be picked-up at our main office, located at 08568 Mercer Blvd; our Taylor School office at 1515 Cemetery Road in Petoskey, or access our web site at www.charemisd. org and click on “About Us” and then “employment opportunities.” The CharEm Transportation Department may assist an applicant in obtaining the necessary CDL requirements. Applications will be accepted until December 1.

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For Rent HARBOR SPRINGS. FABULOUS view from front porch, beach, walk to shopping. 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home. wash/dry, fridge, garage. 1 yr lease, refs required. No smoking. $1100/mo. With 15% discount 1st 6 mos. 513-236-3416. ROOMS FOR RENT. Extended stay/ construction rates available. Housekeeping service, Cable, TV, phone, microwave, fridge, WI-FI, utilities. No smoking, no pets. COACHHOUSE INN, 1011 US-31 N. Petoskey (231) 347-8281.

The Harbor Springs Area District Library Board will meet on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 8:30 am at the West Traverse Township Hall located at 8001 M-119, Harbor Springs, MI. This meeting is open to the public. Robert Sandford, Board President

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PA 327, as amended, being MCL 259.133, notice is hereby given that at a regular NOTICE1945 IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Election will be held in all voting precincts meeting held on November 14, 2012, the Emmet County Board of Commissioners adopted in this County on Tuesday November 6, ORDINANCE 2012, at which time candidates Emmet County Ordinance No. 12-02, AN ESTABLISHING MINIMUMof the STANDARDS AND OPERATING PROCEDURES AERONAUTICAL AND NON“RESTORE, RENEW & FEEL BETRepublican Party, Democratic Party, LibertarianFOR Party, U.S. Taxpayer Party, Green AERONAUTICAL THE PELLSTON REGIONAL AIRPORT. Party and Natural LawACTIVITIES Party, andATcandidates without political party affiliation who seek TER” with Massage Therapy Theraelection Section to the 1, following partisan are to be voted forpurpose in Emmet County: President peutic Services, Nan Hogan, over 26 “Purpose and Scope,”offices of the Ordinance sets forth its and scope to promote and Vicethe President, in Congress, widest rage U.S. of fair,Senator, reasonable, Representative and adequate services at the PellstonRepresentative Regional Airport in Stateyears experience. 8434 M-119. 231(“Airport”) that meet the air transportation demands of Northern Michigan whileUniversity establishing of Legislature, Member of the State Board of Education, Regent of the 330-0891. minimum standards and operating procedures that protect the public and Emmet County from Michigan, Trustee of Michigan State University, Governor of Wayne State University, irresponsible and unsafe actions. County Commissioners, County Offices, Township Offices and such other partisan Section 2, by “Powers Authority,” sets forth the powers authority ofCandidates the Emmet County offices that may law and be required to be filled at thisand election. seeking Commissioners, the Pellston Regional Airport and the Manager in election Board to theoffollowing nonpartisan offices are alsoCommittee, to be voted forAirport in Emmet County at matters relating to the Airport; their rights and responsibilities related to amendments and the November 6, 2012 General Election: Justice of Supreme Court, Judge of Court interpretation of the standards and procedures; the precedence of state and federal laws in the of of conflicts; discretion of theJudge Airport Manager to issue additional standards, Appeals,event Judge of the and 57ththe Circuit Court, of the Probate Districtrules, Court 7th District, procedures, and regulations emergencies.Mayor and Council Members for the City of Legal Notice North Central Michigan Collegein Trustees; Petoskey; Mayor and Council Members for the City of Harbor Springs; Officers of the Section 3, “Definitions,” defines the meaning of certain terms for the purpose of the standards Village ofand Pellston, and such other nonpartisan offices that may by law be required to beNOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE procedures. elected at this election. . THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT; ANY Section 4, “Activity Requests,” sets forth the requirement for a written request by any person or INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE organization wishing to engage in a for-profit or non-profit activity within the boundaries of the This notice is provided in acompliance with Michigan election law,ofMCL 168.648. Airport, to include (1) description of the scope of activity, (2) evidence competency and CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE experience, (3) indemnification, (4) proof of insurance with certain limits depending on the MILITARY DUTY. nature of the activity, (5) compliance with building standards, (6) compliance with airport design BE FURTHER NOTIFIED that the following State and Local Proposals will be submitted ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortstandards, (7) compatibility of the land use, (8) wildlife management practices, and (9) to the electors the November 6,needed, 2012 General Election: additionalatinformation as may be and sets forth the procedures for decisions upon gagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return such requests. of the bid amount tendered at sale plus interest. PROPOSAL 12-1 Section 5, “General Minimum Standards and Operating Procedures,” provides that the TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Default having been made in the terms A REFERENDUM ON PUBLIC ACT 4 OF 2011-THE EMERGENCY MANAGER LAW standards and procedures shall apply to all employees, employers, contractors, passengers, and conditions of a mortgage made July 15, 2004 by Constance Green as pilots, flight crews, officials, and visitors, and provides for (1) non-discrimination, (2) rules of mortgagor, to St. Francis X. Federal Credit Union, as Mortgagee, and recorded conduct of employees, tenants, and contractors, (3) exclusivity rights, (4) compliance with PROPOSAL 12-2 public laws and regulations, (5) regulation of solicitation on AirportREGARDING property, (6) the right to on July 29, 2004 in Liber 1054 and page 382, Emmet County Records and A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION COLLECTIVE impose and collect fees and charges, (7) aircraft landing and parking fees, (8) insurance the entire balance secured by said mortgage having become due and payable BARGAINING requirements, (9) airport security, (10) emergencies, (11) fire prevention and safety, by reason of the acceleration provisions contained in said mortgages and the (12) regulation of hazardous materials, (13) reporting of incidents/accidents involving aircraft, vehicles/equipment, structures/buildings, and public utilities, (14) regulation of activities within note secured PROPOSAL 12-3 the air operations area, including, general aircraft operations (operation, taxiing, parking, engine thereby; and on which mortgage there is claimed to be due and unpaid at the A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION TOoperations ESTABLISH run-ups, deicing/anti-icing, and airfield control), and general vehicle (vehicle A STANDARD FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY date of this notice principal and interest in the amount of $69,067.53, includrequirements, operations, parking, operators, and security), (15) regulation of electronic interference, (16) environmental standards, (17) smoking regulations, (18) regulation of ing interest at 4.00% per annum, and no other legal or equitable proceeding firearms and weapons, (19) regulation of alcohol and drugs, (20) public parking, (21) wildlife have been instituted to recover the debt or any part of the debt secured by the management, (22) regulation of animals and pets, (23) waste disposal and littering, (24) mortgage; and the power of sale contained in the mortgage having become preservation of property, (25) regulation of disorderly conduct, and (26) lost and found articles. operative by reason of the default. Section 6, “Specific Minimum Standards and Operating Procedures,” regulates (1) commercial Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 11:00 o’clock aeronautical activities, including single aeronautical service operators (aircraft and aircraft parts a.m., in the main lobby of the Emmet County Building, 200 Division Street, sales, aircraft maintenance and repair, flight instruction, aircraft rental, air taxis, charters, aircraft fueling, commercial airlines, and hangar rental), limited aeronautical service operators, Petoskey, Michigan, that being the building where the Circuit Court for the and fixed base operators, (2) commercial non-aeronautical activities, including rental car County of Emmet is held, there will be offered for sale and sold to the highest operators, taxi/bus/limousine services, and food service operators, (3) private hangar bidder, at public sale, the premises described in the mortgage, situated in City construction, and (4) motor vehicle operations. of Harbor Springs, Township of Little Traverse, Emmet County, Michigan and Section 7, “Enforcement; Violations and Sanctions,” provides for enforcement of violations of described as follows: the Ordinance by the Airport Manager or the Emmet County Sheriff or Sheriff’s deputies as Unit 67, HIDEAWAY VALLEY CONDOMINIUM, according to the Master Deed municipal civil infractions subject to fines as established in Emmet County Ordinance No. 9710, being: $100 plus costs for a first offense, $250 plus costs for a second offense, and $500 recorded in Liber 298, Pages 427 through 459, inclusive, Emmet County plus costs for a third and each subsequent offense, and other remedies as allowed by law. Records, and amendments thereto, and designated as Emmet County ConSection 8, “Severability,” provides that the invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph, or part dominium Plan No. 23, together with rights in general common elements and of the Ordinance will not affect the validity of the remaining parts of the Ordinance. limited to common elements as set forth in the Master Deed, and amendments thereto, and as described in Act 59 of the Public Acts of 1978, as amended. Section 9, “Amendments to the Minimum Standards and Operating Procedures,” sets forth the procedures to be used by the Emmet County Board of Commissioners for any amendments, This sale is for the purpose of satisfying the amount due and unpaid on the including making proposed amendments available for general public review 30 days before mortgages, together with the legal costs and charges of sale, including the atadoption at a regularly scheduled meeting. torney fees allowed by law and in the mortgages, and any sums subsequent Section 10, “Repeal,” repeals any and all inconsistent ordinances. to the date of this notice to protect its interest in the premises. The length of the redemption period will be six (6) months from date of sale. Section 11, “Effective Date,” provides that the Ordinance will be effective 60 days after Dated: November 7, 2012 adoption. St. Francis X. Federal Credit Union Ordinance 12-02 shall take effect on January 13, 2013, unless within 50 days of adoption a Mortgagee/Lender petition signed by not less than 20% of the electors residing in the County of Emmet is filed with 2140 M-119 the Emmet County Clerk asking that the Ordinance be submitted to the electors of the County for approval or rejection. Petoskey, MI 49770 Kurt M. Kobiljak (P45297) A complete copy of Ordinance 12-02 is available for inspection and copying at the office of the Emmet County Clerk, 200 Division Street, Suite 130, Petoskey, Michigan 49770. PENTIUK, COUVREUR & KOBILJAK, P.C., Attorney for Mortgagee/Lender PO Box 277 Gail A. Martin Emmet County Clerk Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740 (734) 281-7100

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Harbor Springs...Now and Then Musings, memories & news about you By CYNTHIA MORSE ZUMBAUGH czumbaugh@charter.net | 231.526.7842 In this week of Thanksgiving, with so much to be thankful for, hopefully the football, food and thoughts of Friday sales won’t overwhelm the reason for the holiday I know that I have to sometimes remind myself how lucky I am and how grateful I should be. I am grateful in this time of economic uncertainty that I have not one, but two jobs that I actually enjoy. Too many people don’t have that right now. I am thankful that I have a roof over my head; it may not be the Taj Mahal, but it keeps me warm and dry and it meets my needs. Do I wish I had the money to make all the author of improvements that I would like to? Absolutely. But am I satisfied in the meantime with what I have? You betcha. And I am thankful that I don’t have to go to bed hungry; too many people around this world do. I am grateful that I grew up when and where I did. I know that it often sounds like many of us idealize the experiences of our youth, but I truly don’t think the memories are being tinted by the rose colored glasses that I am often accused of wearing. It was that good. We had fewer rules, more freedom and more options. We had many more beaches to visit and we could camp on most of them without anyone caring. Riding bikes and skiing didn’t require helmets and if we were late coming home, it wasn’t that big of deal. Houses weren’t locked, keys were always kept in the car and for the most part, I suffered no ill from talking to and trusting strangers. I understand that time marches on and that change is inevitable and I am not saying we didn’t have problems or that some of the changes mentioned above weren’t made for a reason. I’m just

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glad my time was before they took place. For example, we had our bullies; I spent most of my senior year literally in my locker (lockers were bigger and I was smaller.) The biggest difference is that the bullying had to be done in person; there no sneaking around sending nasty text messages or leaving snide comments on facebook. If we did get in trouble, unless it was egregious, the police were far more likely to take you home and let your parents deal with you than do anything official. I am thankful for the teachers along the way who helped shape who we have become and taught us to think for ourselves. If not for Ann Wilderom, Betty Jezisek, and Michael Gow, I’m not certain I ever would have started writing. Dorothy Heminger, Leroy Garber, Ed Kelbel, Tom McDonald, Joe Flynn, Joe Jezisek, Edith Irish, Bob Snideman, Glenn Bonkosky, Jim Likins, Ed Beer, Jim Zylstra, Rick Rossi, Nancy Brookfield Paige, Noreen Kolinski, Paul Pollack, Ray Terpening, Judy and Ethan Strouf, Kay Gremel, Charlie Paige, Marsha Barber, Doug White, Irene Morrison, Charlie Dickinson; these are just some of the names that come to my mind when I think of people that have impacted my life, most of them in a positive way. I am grateful that my time in school was spent with George Menzi at the helm; he understood that some of us didn’t fit into a cookie cutter mold and encouraged our individuality. I am grateful for the lifelong friends that growing up in Harbor Springs afforded me. There is something about someone who has always been there with you and who will always be there for you. I am privileged to have friends that I literally cannot

remember not knowing and I am thankful for those who are no longer with us because we at least had the honor of knowing them. I am thankful for the new friends that have come into my life along the way, each one bringing their own enrichment. Jobs along the way may not have always lasted, but so often the friendships made at those jobs have and for all those friends, I am grateful. I may not always express it to them, but I am thankful for my family. Sibling issues are not always easy, but when push comes to shove, it’s nice to know they are there. I don’t have children of my own and I am grateful for my many nephews and nieces (and the greats and great-greats) for giving me the opportunity to do some surrogate parenting over the years and for filling my life with joy (and sometimes for teaching me patience.) I truly appreciate the values and habits that my parents instilled in me; they offered unconditional love, they taught me to work hard for what I want and to always try to be kind. I’m thankful that I married into a loving and caring family; the evil mother-in-law doesn’t exist in my personal experience. I am thankful that I have had the privilege of knowing so many of the wonderful families in this area that offered such grand examples of how to live life. If I start naming names, I know I will miss many people, but I know that we had so many sterling examples to emulate; people who married for life, loved their families more than anything, worked hard and provided the that they possibly could and enjoyed the lives that they had. I’m even grateful for those

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men who, in the words of a country song, done me wrong along the way. (You know who you are.) If I hadn’t learned the lessons that I had over the years, who knows if I would have been in a place, literally or figuratively, to meet my husband, for whom I thank God every day. And I thank my husband for talking this former cat lady into a drooly dog with a smashed-in face; now I can’t imagine my life without my boxer babies. So in between the food and the football and the sales, take a moment to look around and appreciate everything that you have. Even facing a future without Twinkies, life is good and as we appreciate our blessings, hopefully we can share with those who may not be as lucky. And as we mention couples who offer much to emulate, a very Happy Anniversary this week to Ed and Judy Meyer, celebrating forty-eight years together. Congratulations and may you celebrate many more.

Happy Thanksgiving birthdays to Susan Horn Short, Ted Kelbel and Rick Coors. On Friday, November 23, Happy Birthday to Alison DeCamp, Janna Marquardt Reinsmith and especially to Marilyn White, who is celebrating her 80th at her new home in Independence Village in Petoskey. Saturday, November 24, Happy Birthday to Sue Bartlett Lechowicz, Nancy Magnus and to Mr. Tom Wilson, on Sunday we send birthday wishes to Tony Keller, Mark Clare and Heidi Radle Foxworthy and on Monday, the 26th, Happy Birthday to Jeff Sanderson. Birthday greetings going out on Tuesday, the 27th, to Kendall Stanley and to Kathy Vieau Coe and finally, on the 28th, Happy Birthday to Dorlene Gray, Ron Morse, Cathy Cunningham and Tracie Manville. Hope your birthdays are great and that everyone has a safe and happy holiday.

Farmers Market Holiday Market events... Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 22, and if you still need goodies for you FRESH and LOCAL feast, the Market will be open on Wednesday, November 21! Join us to put the best our local farmers and producers have to offer on your table this holiday season. Get just-picked greens, just-baked pies and just-collected eggs. We’ll also have centerpieces with fresh greens and homemade candles. Some of our summer favorites will be stopping in to offer the tastiest of appetizers or post-dinner football games noshes. Let the holiday season begin....this is just the first of our seasonal markets. In addition to our regular Saturday morning markets, we will be offering evening markets during the Tree Lighting on November 24 and during the Harbor Open House on December 8. The yummiest of treats, the most lovingly made soaps, candles, scrubs and balms will be available for your selection and our special elf, Brandy, on loan from the North Pole, will be helping you take your purchases and turn them into gorgeous gift baskets on the spot! We’re thankful for all of our loyal customers and their love of local foods and products. Let us make your Thanksgiving and beyond an unforgettable FRESH and LOCAL day! And as an added bonus, bring a friend to market and we will thank you with a sweet shareable treat....a Northern Bliss cookie big enough for two...on us! Meet you at the market! Cyndi Kramer, Market Master

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Rachel Morris, 18, a honors Harbor Springs volunteer senior at Harbor The Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM) Foundation has Springs High School announced the three had 20” of her hair PVM volunteers that were selected to be recognized Distinguished Volunteers at the November 14 Ascut off on as April 9, sociation of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy 2010 with the help Day Event. “All three of these individuals are truly servant of Madge Heinz at leaders and have contributed a great deal to move the PVM The Hair House of Mission forward and make life better for seniors throughout Harbor Springs. Michigan,” the Foundation release said. Rachel will send her cutWebb hairMartin along oftoHarbor Springs, was one of the three volunteers selected. Locks of Love, “He a has served PVM’s Northern Michigan Villages for years, and non-profit organiza- now serves as the Perry Farm/Hillside Board where Chair, the Foundation “Hepiece is also on tion, it will be madereported. into a hair fortaking a child active leadership role in the recruitment of Steering Commitsuffering from long-term medical hair loss. And Rachel has a tee members for the Northern MI Intergenerational Building fun new hair style to enjoy! (Courtesy Photo) Project, is an active donor and motivates others to give as well.” The Northern Villages Michigan Chorale announces their annual Presbyterian of Michigan (PVM), headquartered in Vocal Music grant. These scholarships are Southfield, MI,Scholarship is a faith-based, nonprofit, multi-site system available for anyone of of high schoolsince age or older. Applicants that has served seniors all faiths 1945. PVM currently need be than a resident of Northern Letters of servesto more 3,500 seniors and hasMichigan. 24 senior living comapplication are duecontinuing by Friday,care May 7, 2010 and need to munities including retirement communities include name,assisted address and and phone number. Also, in one the (apartments, living, skilled nursing all on application letter, specify thehousing, planned and use for the grant such campus), subsidized senior market rate -senior as vocal lessons or music camp assistance. Vocal students housing. and High School applicants should provide a letter of recommendation from your music instructor. Auditions will take place Workshop on Mon, Mayat 17the at 7:00 pm atSprings the Petoskey United Santa’s Harbor Library Methodist Church, 1804 E. Mitchell. Send letters of application Northern Chorale,Springs Box 51,Library Petoskey, The Harborto Springs Sk8 Michigan Park and Harbor are MI 49770.a For moreWorkshop information, Meredith Richter at hosting Santa’s Daycontact on Saturday, December 8, 347-9717. 2012 from 1-3 p.m. The event is designed to allow children in the community to make gifts for their friends and family. The folks at Holy Cross Parish in Cross Village will be hosting Participants will be able to make bead necklaces, bracelets, a Pancake/Egg/Sausage breakfast on Sunday, April 18, and earrings, etched glass coffee mugs, and keepsake pillows. serving from 8-11 am in the Fr. Al Parish Center. Cost is $5 Anyone interested in making a pillow should bring a picture which includes all the pancakes you can eat! Contact Sue of him or herself to the library on the day of the event. Some Parson at 526-2874 for more information. of the projects could get a little messy so children should plan on wearing old clothes. chocolate and cookies will 15 be Happy Birthday to Frank Hot Lauer who celebrates on April served during the event. from your family and friends. Santa’s Workshop is free to all participants. Hana Ketterer will be celebrating her birthday on April 16 with her family and friends - have a great day!

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Bell ringers from the scenic WEEK'S HIGH for cancer. cloths andchildren. other time table to visit with First Presbyterian Church will quilts, on Mon, April 12 WEEK’S HIGH Amy Peterson, 35,asofthey Harbor giftcameras certificates Bring your and to the welcome people arrive products; On Sun., Nov. 18 Springs has breast cancer and a children’sarea toy restaurants; lists. at the corner of State State and numerous is Main facingStreet, approximately one portable BBQ a pig roast; Home forgrill; the Holiday conand the Ladies F year of treatment along with cords with of pole the wood; annualjewOpen Auxiliary of the American Le- 10tinues WEEK'S LOW chemotherapy. She has no elry including earrings, braceWEEK’S LOW House on Saturday, Decemgion will pass out homemade health coverage on On Sat,Fri., April 1016 and and much, Nov. ber 8.necklaces; Local merchants will holidayinsurance cookies. These ladies lets and thediligently April 17 and benefit more! food and spirits as work withwill love much be offering help her during treat“We aregovery, very pleased for support the community. people about their holiday F ment andNorthern recovery. The ben- with the number and quality The Michigan shopping. The Petoskey High efit is sponsored by VFW Post of School items Steel we’veDrum received another great more Sunday Chorale will lead the public Bandfor will It We washad back to much 2051 and American Legion with warm temperatures and and silent auctions,” in carols. Song sheets will be thebelive back performing on Main seasonal conditions this pastlots of sun, Again, as was the case the Post 281. Plus, finger lamps said Roger Mays, provided. Street! Streets will Building be closed week with night time temprevious Sunday, it was a time for Thebenumerous resi- Manager Quartermaster/ will passed outlocal to brighten to allowand family and friends to peratures hovering at or beoutside, running, biking, dents involvedwhile in collecting for lowgetting the evening caroling. Chief lingerFinancial and strollOfficer in between the freezing while strolling, playingmark another round donations Post “Individuals Children from shouldarea lookbusifor a VFW stores as 2051. everyone takes in thewarming toperhaps the mid-50s dur-and of golf, or just sitting nesses and community resi- and businesses our sounds. com- ingbasking special Christmas gift during Holiday sightsinand the day. We hadbonus someday in one more dents haveas Shirley been overbeen outstandthe night, Snyder munity Horsehave and carriage rides will rain, 3”The of unseason-like wet snow of ofabout warmth. whelmed by the outpouring withwarm theirand support. There temperatures will continue with and friends handmade these ingoffer relaxing rides which disappeared quite ofcherished community support. be something every- quickly highs but on Thanksgiving gifts, which are an will through scenic for downtown did remind predicted us it is Just a few of the items for one at thethe benefit,” he Come said. be stillto be close to 60. Take heart skionly April. Condtions annual treat. during evening. the Tradition live and continues silent auction ers, colder willofget the com- remain dry - conditions predictions over at Mays a partalso of awanted local tradition. here over the weekend. include: floatMethodist boat rental; The munity to know this is the first rain at the end of the week the United Church, Happy Thanksgiving! Pier Pointer boat rides; golf time that American Legion hopefully may produce those packages from several area Post 281 and VFW Post 2051 April showers needed to enmotion, could resorts; hand-crafted furni- have comeguests together to bring spon-in courage our spring things to realizing that hoophouses Weather five Spartan Store labeled canburst forth. ture including a picnic table, sor an event. allow them to meet the dehighlights mand for fresh, local produce or dry goods and receive ten brought to for extended seasons or even dollars in free slot play. you weekly Weather David Wolf, Odawa Ca- Highlights year-round,” said Jim Sluyter, by: General Manager com- brought to you Get Farming project manager. sino’s Community Salutes Register by calling Sluyter mented, “This promotion waseach week by: (231) 889-0199 or online, a huge success with nearly Appreciates volunteers 4,000 participants donating www.mlui.org/getfarming Looking ahead, a workshop over 18,000 food items. We As unknownManagement writer said, “When work, commitment want to give back to theand comon anHolistic pleasure all become one and you reach that deep well where munity and this was a great Financial Planning will be passion lives, nothing is impossible”. The volunteers of the opportunity to do so.” held on Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, Inc. (WRC) Kathy Hart, Executive DiManna Foodexample Projectof howrector are a shining passion translates of The Manna into Food possibility. Thewith WRC17,500 was founded in 1977 by community Project commented, “This presented members who had a dream of building agency committed eventan impacted many people Sampled at Irish Boat Shop food topounds equality, of justice and the well-being women in Northern fromofOdawa Casino team on Monday, Nov. 19 Michigan. Their passion into theand formation the guests, of to comOdawa Casino, owned bloomed and members Last week: 50º organization’s human service programs munity members andand The operated by multitude the Little of TraTemperature: lives 33Bands years oflater through the Food hardProject. work As andan Manna verseonBay Odawa Brought to you courtesy of commitment of the many volunteers who continue to actively additional financial resource Indians, recently presented Irish Boat F Shop support the agency. over 17,500 pounds of non- we can remove all the UPC www.irishboatshop.com During National Volunteer Week, April 18-24, the WRC Sampled perishable food items to The codes from the products for celebrates the many accomplishments of our volunteer at Irish Boat Shop Thisteam. money Manna Food Project. Odawa reimbursement. Over 4,800 hours of with service were donated to the agency in the Monday, Apr. 12 helps to purchase further Casino partnered northpast year through the dedication of our volunteers. Our ern Michigan Spartan stores needed items as well as more volunteer staff families at thefor Safe Home, ring up Last week: LIQUID ICE food disbursement.” for a “Food forsupport Play” promosales and stock merchandise at the Gold Mine Resale Shops, tion. During the six week proBrought 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 www.irishboatshop.com 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. 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Grant to assist local growers in providing school lunches A new grant will make it easier for local growers to get their fruits and vegetables on to the school trays of thousands of students in northern Michigan—helping local agriculture while teaching kids the importance of local food and healthy eating habits. The USDA awarded the Michigan Land Use Institute a two-year, $100,000 grant for expanded education efforts and to help local growers scale-up their operations and infrastructure to make it easier for them to meet school needs. The project, “Scaling Up: Healthy Kids & Thriving Farms,” expands on MLUI’s existing efforts to promote local food in school cafeterias. “Schools, farmers, local food distribution company

Cherry Capital Foods, the economic development community—they all want to see farm to school programs grow here,” said Diane Conners, senior policy specialist in Food & Farming at MLUI. “What we needed were small but strategic investments in infrastructure, education that turns kids on to eating healthy local food, teacher involvement and school marketing. The National Farm to School grant fills these crucial gaps.” The grant allows MLUI to partner with eight local districts and area farmers to invest in cold storage and processing equipment to scale up local food procurement by the schools. It also allows MLUI to expand the cafeteria tastings, local food

curriculum in classrooms, and the school garden activities that it currently operates in six schools as the regional site of the national FoodCorps program. Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District is a key partner in the project, with plans to develop farm to school support for teachers. Other project partners include Michigan State University Extension and other members of the Northwest Michigan Food & Farming Network. Participating districts are: Traverse City Area Public Schools, Benzie County Central Schools, FrankfortElberta Area Public Schools, Suttons Bay Public Schools, Northport Public School, Leland Public School, Glen

Lake Community Schools and Central Lake Public Schools. Food service directors have identified a need for washed, dried and bagged salad greens and cut vegetables, but the many smaller farms in the region that typically grow vegetables—as well as some larger farmers—don’t have the capacity or infrastructure to meet the needs of the region’s schools. The grant will help secure new, centrally located equipment for commercial-scale vegetable washing and preparation, making it possible and more cost-effective for growers to scale up vegetable production to benefit schools. The MLUI grant is one of 68 awarded by the USDA to organizations in 37 states and

Washington, D.C., to connect schools with local agricultural producers. These are the first USDA Farm to School grants, designed to help schools respond to the growing demand for locally sourced foods and to increase opportunities for producers and food businesses. “When schools buy food from nearby producers, their purchasing power helps create local jobs and economic benefits, particularly in rural agricultural communities,” said USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan. “Evidence also suggests that when kids understand more about where food comes from and how it’s produced, they are more likely to make healthy eating choices.”

Caribou Summer at Carnegie Nov. 26 The Friends @ the Carnegie, will welcome Jim and Kathy Bricker, long time naturalists and hikers, and their live narration and video program Caribou Summer: Secrets of the Tundra, on Monday, November 26, 7:00 pm in the Carnegie Building at 451 E. Mitchell St, Petoskey. This program, sponsored by the Petoskey District Library and Friends of the Library, is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, call the Library at 231-7583100.

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mark Engineering Manager, Joseph O’Neill, the capacity of the system was not made to accommodate the increased

water use needed for the town 100 years later. “The previous system was designed to serve the needs they anticipated in 1910,”

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O’Neill said. “That is very different from today. The size of the town has grown, NEW LISTING Open House along with its water usage. Tues, July 17th 11am-1pm You have more people, in 4749 Pleasantview #103 addition to lawn watering systems, and other uses for city water, which puts much more demand on the system as a whole.” NEW LISTING The system’s inability to meet increasing water demands posed safety hazards to Harbor Springs infrastruc-$205,000 HARBOR SPRINGS Energy efficient newer home w/ 12” ture and even area residents. sidewalls, 3 BRs and prof. landThe pipes that had been put scaping. Fireplace, hardwood, tile walk-in pantry. Lower level has its in place in &the 1900s created own kitchen, dining & family area. low water pressure concerns, Possible land contract. (428743) JOHNcase CARRof (231) which in the a 526-4000 fire, would not be able to properly control it. This concern proved to ring true when firefighters attempted to put out a blaze at the home which The City of Harbor Springs is wrapping its multi-year infrastructure project which included a major disruption to had been the First Presbyte- Main Street traffic this past spring. (File photo) rian Church on Third Street in 2009. of the city’s wells which can The four-year plan to Paying the bill... “I heard about the fire, so be used to power the water revamp the water system The total cost of the Harbor I got up in the middle of the wells. The generators can also was started in 2009, and the Springs water and sewer night, and when I washed my be used to provide additional majority of it was completed infrastructure project over face and flushed the toilet, I power to the community in in this past October with the the past four years has heard this strange ‘whoosh’ the summer, when energy recent construction downamounted to $8.2 million. sound come from the pipes,” needs increase. They can town. In the coming years, The project was financed Richards said. “The low also be used in the case of an the city will continue to make with issuance of municipal pressure in the pipes was not emergency if there was a city- improvements on the system bonds. According to Haradequate to fight the fire and wide power outage. These by replacing small sections of bor Springs City Manager because of that, there was generators would power Bay the old water pipes. Tom Richards, the city was negative pressure in the lines. Bluffs senior care facility and “We’re at the point now able to get a good credit What I heard in my bathroom also Harbor Springs Middle where the system is functionrating, which resulted in was the water being sucked School, which would serve as ing properly and we are meeta very low interest rate on back into the pipes. We were outposts to residents in the ing reliability standards,” the bonds. using so much water the sys- case of an electrical emer- Richards said. “The rating is based tem couldn’t handle it, and gency. The total cost of the project on looking at the entire we had to run a line down to The three generators added for the past four years is $8.2 financial picture and the the lake in order to get more an additional $1 million to the million. These costs will be community as a whole and water to fight the fire.” water system project, but it is reflected in city water rates for determining how much of In the last few years many money well spent, according the next 20 years or so. a risk the loan to the city changes have been made to to Richards. “Although this increased will be,” Richards said. “Bethe city’s water system, result“These generators help cost has frustrated some cause the city has managed ing in one that is much safer to solve several problems members of the commutheir money well in the past, and more efficient, which with one solution, and since nity, most people understand it was determined that we meets the needs of the com- installing these, other com- when we explain that we had were a financially stable munity. The old water pipes munities have approached us a 100-year old water system community and that’s why have gradually been replaced about how to incorporate the that needed to be replaced we were able to get such over the past three years with same idea into their towns,” to meet standards,” Richards a good credit rating. This adequately sized ones that Richards said. “It’s kind of said. “City residents can feel is great, because it means will properly maintain water the Swiss Army knife of gen- good now that we have a relipaying out less in interest pressure within the city. 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December 1- The annual Alternative Gift Fair will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Petoskey. This event brings together a host of area nonprofit organizations and gives people the chance to “shop” donations that will help provide for basic health and human services in our community. Lunches will be available from Julienne Tomatoes.

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Middle School Basketball 7th Grade Wednesday, November 14 vs. Kalkaska Harbor Springs 42, Kalkaska 23 Nick Bonter had a double, scoring 10 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Cole Ketterer led the team in scoring with 11 points. Chris Erxleben had eight, followed by Joe Claramunt and Drew Lafolla both with six. Three players had double digit rebounds, Bonter had 13, Claramunt and Lafolla each had 12. Coach’s comments: 7th grade basketball coach Brad Reed said, “The team played really energized basketball and their hustle is evident when looking at our number of rebounds. Before the game we put up a goal of not being out rebounded and the team really came through on that goal. Across the board our team played well; we had really good ball movement and moved well without the ball. We limited our number of turnovers and got good clean looks at the basket. It was a great team effort.” The next game is on Monday, November 26 at home against Charlevoix. 8th Grade Wednesday, November 14 vs. Kalkaska Harbor Springs 40, Kalkaska 29 Rams were paced by Jack Vandermus with 14 points. Noah Erxleben chipped in 7 with 10 rebounds. A strong defensive effort by Sam Bailey (13 rebounds) and Parker Fairbairn (5 steals). Coach’s comments: 8th grade basketball coach Josh Brey said, “Overall a great team effort defensively and offensively (6 players scored). The boys played a real good game.”

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Members of the Northern Avalanche Pee Wee AA travel hockey team poses following their win in the Cold Fusion tournament in Grand Rapids the weekend of November 2-4. The Avalanche defeated teams from Illinois, Canada and Grand Rapids to clench the tournament in a final 7-5 game. The Northern Avalanche is comprised of players from Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Alanson, Levering, Cheboygan, Gaylord, St. Ignace and Sault. Ste. Marie. The team skates out of Mackinaw City and the head coach is Sean Tallaire. (Courtesy photo/ Nancy Lyons).

Health Department offering flu shots and immunizations at Emmet County office With flu season in full swing, and with vaccine-preventable diseases still making headlines, the Health Department of Northwest Michigan is holding a special Flu Shot and Immunization Clinic on November 26 at its Emmet County facility in the J.R. Watson Community Resource Center, located at 3434 M-119, in Harbor Springs. Appointments are available between 8 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. on that date, and walk-ins are welcome. “The single best way to prevent getting the flu is to get vaccinated every year,” said Joshua Meyerson, M.D., Medical Director for the Health Department of Northwest Michigan. “That’s why the Health Department offers these immunization clinics throughout the four-county health district.” Pat Fralick, the Health Department’s Director of Family and Community Health, says

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the charge for a flu vaccine is $25, and charges for additional vaccines vary. “We can also bill Medicare, Medicaid, and several private health insurance companies for immunizations,” Fralick added, noting that the Health Department does not turn away anyone age 18 or younger who is uninsured and unable to pay for immunizations required for school. Anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. While walk-ins are welcome, Fralick recommends making an appointment. “We do quite a lot of preparation to make sure people can get in and out as quickly as possible,” she said. “When we know how many are coming, we can be sure we have enough vaccine on hand and have adequate nursing staff. We can also identify any other vaccines individuals may need by checking the Michigan Care Improvement Registry in advance, and we can administer them during that same appointment.” Influenza viruses are spread when someone who is sick with the flu coughs, sneezes

or speaks, releasing viruses into the air for other people to breathe. When these viruses enter the nose, throat, or lungs, they begin to multiply, causing disease. The viruses can also be spread when a person touches a surface with flu viruses on it and then touches his or her nose or mouth. The Health Department of Northwest Michigan is mandated by the Michigan Public Health Code to promote wellness, prevent disease, provide quality healthcare, address health problems of vulnerable populations, and protect the environment for the residents and visitors of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties. For more information or to schedule an appointment during the Flu Shot and Immunization Clinic on November 26, call (800) 432-4121.

December 7- Downtown Petoskey Holiday Open House from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. This holiday tradition offers the community great music, food, and displays of holiday merchandise in all of the Downtown stores. The evening kicks off with the lighting of the Christmas tree by Santa in Pennsylvania Park between 6:00 – 6:30 pm, and will be featured live on 9 and 10 News. The Petoskey High School Steel Drum Band will also be performing Downtown starting at 6:30 p.m. In Pennsylvania Park, there will be traditional bean pots provided by the Snowmobilers Club, and the Kiwanis brat and hot dog tent will be set up by JC Penney’s. Brother Dan’s will have kettle corn on Howard Street, and the Sweet Adelines will be strolling the streets with their holiday songs. Other nonprofits will be on the streets with warm beverages and information for our attendees. For more information regarding holiday events, visit www.petoskeydowntown.com. December 8- Downtown Harbor Springs Merchants Holiday Open House, from 6-9 p.m. Main Street will be closed to vehicles and shops will stay open late during this annual celebration of local holiday traditions, complete with a performance by the Petoskey Steel Drum Band.

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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 www.harborspringslibrary.org 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. No meeting on Thanksgiving Day. Call 526-2531 or visit www.harborspringslibrary.org for more information.

to visit with the children. A community toy drive for Toys for Tots will be ongoing with locations at various merchants. Please bring unwrapped toys for donation. Harbor Springs Chamber Executive Director Daniel DeWindt and Tom Trautman (Vice President of the Chamber Board) will MC the tree lighting and proclamation. The Harbor Annual Open House will take place Saturday December 8.

Stafford’s Downtown PetoFirst and foremost, I am thankful that the local theater skey Holiday Parade will will finally be getting some new movies this week. Now take place on Saturday, that I have that out of my system, let me tell you about November 24 at 10 am.Parade Wreck-It Ralph. will travel from the high school, down Mitchell St, to Petoskey, Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) is tired of being the bad Lake and Howard, ending at guy in his video game; he wants to be a hero, like Fix-It Felix Film Screening, Thursday the Perry Hotel where children (Jack McBrayer.) Now, in the arcade character world, you night movie nights at the library can meet with Santa and see can die repeatedly inside your game, but if you die outside are back. Movies will be shown his reindeer. Parade theme this of it, it’s curtains. at the library on the 2nd and year is “It’s a Doggone Holiday”. When a new shooting game arrives, Ralph devises a 4th Thursday of each month at Many other activities will be convoluted plan to try to convert his character to good 7:30pm. All movies are free and going on also. guy status. open to the public. “Midnight in Okay, the plot is silly but original and the animation Paris” will be showing on Dec 13 Mackinaw City annual at 7:30. Please visit our website is colorful and energetic, as we move from one game to Christmas parade, will take www.harborspringslibrary. another and the characters from different arcade games place Friday, November 30 at 5 org for more information and interact. (There is a central location where the characters pm regardless of the weather, future movie listings. followed by the lighting of the can meet safely.) When the games aren’t in play, the charChristmas tree,at Indian Pathacters lead their individual lives and their personalities Lapsit Program, for children ways Park, carol singing. At 5:40 are as individual as their games and their appearances. ages 18 months - 3 years at the pm, at Mackinaw Outfitters in The dialogue is definitely above average, very funny Petoskey District Library runs the Mackinaw Crossings Mall and well written, and the voice actors are well cast. John through December 20. This is there will be crafts, hot cocoa C. Reilly has a dismal, sad attitude that translates well for a drop in program on Monday and cookies with Santa. Ralph and McBrayer has made a career out of playing terand Thursday at 10:30 a.m.. minally cheerful characters. Jane Lynch never disappoints More information can be found Youth and Family on petoskeylibrary.org. and she comes through again here as the tough sergeant in the soldiers against aliens and although I often find Sarah Christmas Bazaar, Saturday Silverman irritating, she was very well cast here; her mix of Holiday Events December 1, 10 am-2 pm at sweetness and spice played well for her character. Other Happy Country Kids, Fairview H our North voice talent includes Adam Carolla, Ed O’Neill and Edie Evhosts Cross Village its 11th Square, State Road, Harbor e ry Day McClurg, among many others. AllHoliday annual Open Springs. Christmas decora, N ight LTree One other note, I appreciated the way theyComplimented included by anand Community House, ong tions, a craft show, craft tables, some classic arcade characters; as a video game junky hand made items for children Lighting Award Winning Wine List on Friday, November from the Little Caesar’s days, I appreciated the trip down and pets; bake sale. 23. Enjoy open house festiviServed in a Comfortable ties Setting memory lane. from 11 Open am-7 pm,Daily which will include holiday festivities, Santa’s Workshop at the HarThis is a great family movie; there is Overlooking enough actionthe to Waterfront at 4pm music, food & workshops (Nov keep the kids involved and enough humor to make it tolerbor Springs Library, hosted 24 also) and “Winter Shadows” by the Harbor Springs Sk8 Park able for adults. Rated PG

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Crooked Tree Arts Center Crooked Tree Arts Center, launched their new “Just Us!” series of children’s programming with Sugar Plum Fairies Cookie Decorating. These fun, one-time events have been created for some quality “just us” time between kids and their favorite adult The Cookie Momma, Megan DeWindt, kicked off the series Thursday, Nov daily 15 in Open the kitchen of the Arts Center, for children, Preschool through Kindergarten. Third grade and older can attend the three hour session on Sat, Dec 1. Register online www.crookedtree.org or by calling the Arts Centere 231-347-4337.

and the Harbor Springs Library, will take place on Saturday, Dea visit from Santa & Mrs seated beforeand 6 p.m. BooksWhen and More cember 8 from 1 to 3 pm.The Buy one entree and get one of equal or lesserClaus. value free. event is designed to allow children in the community to offerCarnegie, not valid with nightly specials The Friends This @ the make gifts for their friends and will welcome Jim and Kathy The annual Harbor Springs 1975 Since family. Participants will be able Bricker, long time naturalChristmas Tree Lighting, Our to make beadAnnual necklaces, braceists and hikers, and their live will be Saturday, November 24 de Mayo lets,Cinco and earrings, etched glass narration and video program with festivities beginning at 5:30 Come Celebrate! coffee mugs, and keepsake pilCaribou Summer: Secrets of the pm.All families are welcome to Great Food! should Tundra, on Monday, November join *offer this kick-off to the May holidays. good through 10, 2009 lows. Children Margaritas! Fun! plan on Bring Friends! wearing oldYour clothes as some of 26, 7:00 pm in the Carnegie Winners of of the store-front the crafts couldMay be a little Building at 451 E. Mitchell St, Tuesday, 5thmessy. decorating will be announced 5-9pm Hot chocolate and cookies will Petoskey. This program, sponat this time. Bell ringers from Just off Pleasantview Rd. be served during the event.The sored by the Petoskey District the First Presbyterian Church event is free to all participants. Library and Friends ofHarbor the Springs will be on hand; the Ladies at Library, 5 p.m.isReservations 231-526-1904 open to the public Auxiliary of the American Leand admission is free. For more gion will hand out homemade Swimming lessons, starting information, call the Library at cookies; the Northern Michigan Monday, Nov 26 will be held at 231-758-3100. Chorale will lead theBistro public inDinners the Harbor Springs Community carol singing. United Methodist Pool for a four-week session. For Everychili Wednesday Church will be providing Community Stitch, an open to the public at thebetween Church 6 and 8, knitting/crochet group that call 231/539-7100 to reserve immediately following the tree brings people together to work lighting; Santa will be available on projects that help others in Great new wine and cheese selection

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Turkey Leg 5k Run/Walk, will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Thursday, November 22 at 9 am. A family event open to runners/walkers of all ages and abilities. Come out to support of the Harbor Springs Food Pantry. $10 suggested donation per runner. Just good fun - no t-shirts or medals and hand-timed. Free kids run afterwards. Strollers are welcome, but please no dogs. Meet at Zorn Park on Bay Street. Pre-register at The Outfitter on 153 E. Main Street or day-of registration at Zorn Park from 8:30-8:45am. For more info, contact The Outfitter 231-526-2621.

group lesson begins at 7 pm, followed by open-dancing. Ballroom, Latin and Swing. Cost is $6/person. No partner necessary. Open to beginners - no need to register. For lesson schedule call Judy at 231347-1426

Church The Christian music group “Bluetree” will perform a concert at the Holy Childhood of Jesus Community Center at 7:30 pm Friday, Nov 23. Tickets for the performance are on sale now for $10. For tickets and information, call Suzanne Montgomery Dave Menefee (Acousticat 231-526-4054 or 231-838-4802. Guitar and engaging vocals) will be playing from 7:30-

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Call for Photographers, for the 32nd Annual Juried Photography Exhibit. Michigan photographers ages 18 and up should enter online at www. crookedtree.org. Work must be dependent primarily on photographic process, artists may submit up to two entries, that have not been previously exhibited. Entries welcomed through November.

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Stutsmanville Chapel, AWANA CLUBS meet on Wednesdays 6 – 7:30 p.m. with Bible Clubs for 3 yr. olds – 6th graders 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 by calling 231-526-2335.

Farmers Market Harbor Springs, Farmers Market, has moved indoors on Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, through the end of April 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. The Market will be open Wed, Nov 21, day before Thanksgiving for picking up those items needed for your holiday menu. The Market will also be open during the annual Tree Lighting beginning at 5:30 on Sat, Nov 24 AND during the Harbor Open House on Saturday, December 8, 6-9 pm, in addition to the regular market hours in the morning.

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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 de-

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Charlevoix’s Farmers Market, held 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 petoskey.com.

Organizations The Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, (WRCNM) is holding their annual Harvest Food and Supply Drive to collect needed items for domestic and sexual abuse survivors and their children staying at the agency’s Safe Home. For more information, a Safe Home Needs List or to arrange for pickup of items, call 231-347-1572.

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

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EMCEES: Carlin Smith, president of the Petoskey Commerce, for Tots. Marines will pick upRegional the toys Chamber along the of parade route. and Gerald Gramzay, Stafford’s Corporate Chef. EMCEE: Vic McCarty, host of The Vic McCarty Show, WMKT/1270 AM, The Talk Station.

For more information on holiday events, visit www.petoskeydowntown.com or call 231-622-8501.

For more information on holiday events, visit www.petoskeydowntown.com or call 231-622-8501.

Don’tforgetHolidayOpenHouse,Friday,December7,2012from6:00-9:00pminDowntownPetoskey. Enjoythehospitalityofourmerchants,greatfood,choirs,warmdrinks,thetreelightingwith9and10News, SantaandthePetoskeySteelDrumBand(afterthetreelighting).

Treasures from the Shores to the Stores Treasures from the Shores to the Stores

Don’t forget Holiday Open House, Friday, December 4, 2009 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm in Downtown Petoskey. Enjoy the hospitality of our merchants, great food, the Petoskey High School Steel Drum Band (6:30 – 8:30 pm) and more.


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-CONTINUED 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. HarborSpringsHistory.org.

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 Health Department of Northwest Michigan, is holding a special Flu Shot and Immunization Clinic on Monday, November 26 at its Emmet County facility in the J.R. Watson Community Resource Center, 3434 M-119 in Harbor Springs. Appointments are available between 8 am and 6:45 pm on that date. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended. Charge for flu vaccine is $25, and charges for additional vaccines vary. Anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or

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guardian.For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (800)432-4121.

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.

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Month, On Thursday, Nov 29, at 12:30 pm, following lunch, Grandvue Medical Care Facility will present information on Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease at the Petoskey Friendship Center. All seniors and their families are welcome to attend. Friendship Centers of Emmet County also offers an Alzheimer’s Disease/ Dementia Support Group the second Wednesday of each month from 2-3:30 pm in the FCEC library. For more info call 231-347-3211 or toll free 888-347-0369.

Medicare beneficiaries, can 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.

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

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

Recycling Emmet County Recycling, now offers free recycling of all electronics all the time. Free electronics recycling is made

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

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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.

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

available to the public. Library is located in downtown Harbor Springs at the corner of Spring and Main St. Please go to www. harborspringslibrary.org or call (231)526-2531 for more information.

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The Harbor Springs Library, fall hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 am-5 pm; Wednesday 10am-8pm, Saturday 9am-1pm; closed on Sundays and holidays.. The Harbor Springs Library offers free high speed WiFi internet access as well as Mac and PC computers

NOW OPEN FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON! MON - SUN: Dinner, 5 pm - 10 pm

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at the depot Thursday, November 22 $30 for Adults/$15 for Children 1 PM - 6 PM in the Main Dining Room For Reservations, Call: 231.242.4233

Mary Ellen’s Place Specialty Hams since 1980

When Planning for the Holidays, Don’t forget our Fully Cooked Spiral Hams Ready to Eat

231.526.5591 145 E. Main St. Harbor Springs

MENU Free Range Organic Turkey Butternut Squash Bisque Garden House Salad Cherry Chestnut Stuffing Giblet Gravy Cranberry & Orange Relish Whipped Potatoes Corn Pudding Haricots Verts Amandine Freshly Baked Rolls Pumpkin & Apple Pie

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at the depot Saturday, November 24 $21 for Adults/$11 for Children 6 PM - 10 PM Join us for Chef Bob’s famous perch dinner after the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Harbor Springs! For Reservations, call 231.242.4233.

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11th Annual

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and Community Tree Lighting

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD Open House 11am - 7pm Join us for holiday festivities, music, food & workshops (Nov. 23th & 24th).

Tree Lighting 5:30pm With local fiddlers and a visit by Santa & Mrs. Claus.

Winter Shadows

ALL MEDIA EXHIBITION Nov. 23-March 2013 Open House: Nov. 23, 11am-7pm Cross Village, MI 231.526.9447 threepinesstudio.com


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REAL ESTATE

A Harbor Springs Landmark since 1972 5383 Snowmass Trail: Beautifully maintained home on a very pretty lot, within walking distance to Nubs Nob ski resort. Featuring vaulted ceilings, the warmth of wood interior, fieldstone fireplace (gas), central air, large open and spacious rooms, lower level family room with wet bar, 2+ car garage, and tons of storage. 434101 $249,900

4295 Cottontail Lane: Great floor plan, vaulted ceilings, tile baths and finished family room in the lower level are a few of the features that make this a great value. Located close to town, schools and stores and priced to sell are enough reasons to take a look! (MLS# 433881) $157,500

6710 Hillside Drive: Well maintained ranch style home in the popular “Forest Ridge” subdivision. This home offers a nice open floor plan with a large master suite, fireplace, full walkout basement and nicely landscaped lot. MLS #425930 $219,000

5366 Snowmass Trail: Cozy Harbor Springs home next to Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob. Being offered fully furnished with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, bonus room over garage, fireplace, central air, sauna, mud room, paved drive and large lot. (MLS #422096) Reduced to $176,900

5313 Alphof: European style chalet located right at the base of Nubs Nob, just steps away from the ski lift. This 3 bedroom 2 bath chalet features wonderful views of the ski slopes, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, large foyer/family room, heated master bath tile floor, pine cathedral ceilings and is being offered nicely furnished with a few exclusions. (MLS# 428479) $249,000

1041 Ann St.: Wonderful 3 bedroom 2 bath family home located on a 2 acre divisible lot just on the edge of Harbor Springs city limits. This home features a large family room with fireplace great for kids or entertaining, cozy living room with fireplace, separate dining room, bamboo floors and even some seasonal views of Little Traverse Bay. Truly a unique opportunity this close to Harbor Springs. (MLS# 433615) $254,900

4766 Turfway Trail: An exceptionally high quality contemorary home overlooking the Birchwood Golf Course. This is a very comfortable three bedroom home with numerous extras, on a beautiful lot, enjoying the Birchwood life style and many club amenities. (MLS# 432114) $349,000

8120 Lindy Lane: Fabulous 5 bedroom, 6 bath home with views of Little Traverse Bay. Designer kitchen, cedar decks, cathedral ceilings in the living room, decks off 2nd story, snow-melt heating in the driveway, granite fireplace, 6” exterior walls. Very well priced for caliber of home. Being sold fully furnished. (MLS# 434926) $880,000

381 Winter Park: Enjoy all seasons from this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home located at the base of Nubs Nob and very close to Boyne Highlands in the heart of Northern Michigan’s ski and golf country. This home features a walk-out lower level, wrap around deck, large family room, loft and is situated on a large lot. Some furnishings are included. (MLS# 431774) $149,900

Pete’s Run: MOTIVATED SELLER. Ranch home on one acre lot with three bedrooms, 2 baths, spacious living room, stone fireplace, patio, 2-car garage and nice size basement. (MLS# 422028) $169,000

10801 Rogers Rd., Alanson: Comfortable 2 bedroom 2-bath home on 20 acres with 2 fenced pastures plus paddock, 35 x 75 Morton pole barn with electric and water and 2 horse stalls. Open floor plan, cozy wood-burning fireplace with beautiful stone, 2 covered porches and deck off the dining room. (MLS# 430589) $299,999

1841 Bluff’s Edge – Birchwood: Well designed for main floor living, this home is on a beautifully wooded lot within walking distance to the golf course, tennis courts, pool, dining room and grill of the Birchwood Country Club. Beautiful brick fireplace - views from every room - lots of glass! Offered completely furnished - “turn key”. (MLS #421621) $215,000

5248 Lower Shore Drive: The perfect Harbor Springs cottage on Lake Michigan. Wonderful open floor plan, cathedral ceiling and the most fabulous stone fireplace! Lovingly cared for with newer roof, carpet, Pella windows and recently stained...just move in and enjoy spectacular views of Lake Michigan from the upper deck, beach deck or sandy beach. A real jewel! (MLS# 434791) $795,000

700 Milton Road, Pellston: Four wooded lots on Maple River. Flat terrain and easy to build on. Enjoy fly fishing from your own piece of paradise. Health Department approvals in place. (MLS# 427184 - 427187) Lot #1-$25,000 (3.12 ac); Lot #2-$35,000 (2.04 ac); Lot #3-$50,000 (2.2 ac); Lot #4-$45,000 (3.33 ac)

298 Winter Park: Year around home next to Nubs Nob. Four bedrooms, 2½ baths, fireplace, family room, vaulted wood ceilings, family room, large finished lower level, paved drive, deep wooded lot. Being offered furnished at (MLS# 430970) $239,000

3691 S. Lake Shore Drive: Four bedroom, 3½ bath home offering a beautiful Lake Michigan view. Featuring fireplace, wood floors, cathedral ceiling, finished lower level, large deck. ALSO - a bluff side log cabin with half bath, large deck and spectacular view. Property includes 78’ of lake frontage with stairway to the beach and small boat/storage building. (MLS #434078) $599,900

5 3 5 3 L a u r e n t i a n : C o z y, w e l l maintained chalet centrally located between Harbor Springs and Petoskey in the heart of Northern Michigan finest ski and golf resorts. Chalet has had many updates in recent years and features 3 bedrooms & 2 lofts. This is a must see!! (MLS# 433350) $159,000

308 Loveland: Very solid constructed year around home or cottage on a large wooded lot located close to some of Michigan’s premier skiing and golf resorts. Features include main floor bedroom, finished lower level, two decks overlooking the stream and a 1½ car garage. (MLS# 433245) $165,000

5827 LaCanada: Spectacular view of Lake Michigan - nestled in the trees along a bluff of beautiful homes - very private quiet seeting at the end of the road. Bike to town - fieldstone fireplace, beautiful wood floors, comfortable charming main floor master bedroom suite. (MLS #435534) $429,900

341 2nd St.: Classic newer home below the Bluff and close to everything. Five full baths, one half bath, five bedrooms, high quality kitchen and baths. Lovely finished lower level. Large front porch - this very comfortable home must be seen to be appreciated. (MLS #429561) $845,000

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202 E. Lake: Very nice three bedroom two bath older home between the schools on a large lot. Beautiful stone fireplace, new garage, large porch plus outside storage shed. Large pretty side-yard. (MLs#429369) $129,000

5923 Lightfoot Road: Spectacular country setting with views all around. Covered porch and over 1000 square feet of deck. Outside wood heat for house and garage plus gas forced air. Large lawn with sprinkler system. Additional 40 x 28 insulated and heated garage with high door and full bath. Large garden area. Setting must be seen to be appreciated. (MLS# 429708) $649,000

1428 Timber Pass, Birchwood: Well kept home in wooded setting. Perched on a hill with trees and nature out every window. Recently remodeled - new insulation, walls, carpet, paint, kitchen, bathrooms, wood burning fireplace - and neat as a pin. Private and low maintenance. (MLS# 427209) $99,900

524 E. Bay Street #2: Wonderful all first floor two bedroom two bath Marina Village condominium uit. with a large kitchen plus patio/porch. Located near downtown Harbor Springs with expansive views of the Harbor over the Walstrom Basin. (MLS# 431304) $379,000

Sturgeon Bay Drive: Only minutes from the beaches of Sturgeon Bay, about 12 acres of woods, a pond and wonderful open fields. This is a great recreation parcel that has been split into 7 parcels - is currently being offered as one 78 acre parcel. Owner would consider selling splits. (MLS# 433395) $150,000

4749 S. Pleasantview Road #84: Spacious condominium all on one floor featuring: large living area, two bedrooms, two baths, fireplace, 3-season enclosed porch, garage and being offered partially furnished. Trout Creek amenities include: 3 pools, tennis courts, clubhouse, fitness center and fishing ponds. (MLS# 432369) $99,000

17700 M-68, Onaway: 100 acres of prime hunting land with a full network of trails, 4 blinds, 3 tree stands, well built and comfortable house, and a large section of the Rainy River. Also includes 30 x 40 pole barn with Kubota tractor with seeder and mower, truck that runs well and EZ-Go. Just outside Onaway and 25 minutes from I-75. (MLS# 4340001) $250,000

7627 Carter Road, Cheboygan: This well located cottage sits on 155’ of beautiful Mullett Lake sandy beach at the very north end of the lake. Just East of the Cheboygan river; walking distance to Hackmatack; and a little over a mile to Pier 33. A quiet private setting - 2400 sq ft of main floor living in a year-around cottage. 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths, updated kitchen, wood burning stone fireplace, view, charm and low maintenance. (MLS# 435283) $549,900

5461 Windigo : Appealing westernmost end unit in Windward features a main floor master suite, 1.5 baths down and a 2nd floor with a full bath, 2 bedrooms, loft, and lots of storage - updated with new paint, carpet, and appliances. A tremendous view of the bay and located closest to the Windward Lake, clubhouse, pool and tennis courts. (MLS #431497) $255,000

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Trout Creek: With easy access to Harbor Springs, Petoskey, skiing, golf, and the beaches, these Trout Creek Condominium units are an exceptional value. Amenities include 3 pools, tennis courts, fitness rooms, trout pond, horseshoe and basketball courts. Perfect for your family winter or summer vacation or year around living. 7685 Blackwood Court: Beautifully maintained home on a nice 2-acre lot. Close to ski, golf and town. Home offers an open floor plan with ample space, including family room and large decks. (MLS# 433891) $189,000

6008 Trillium Trail: Enjoy southwest views of Lake Michigan from this custom designed and built French Normandy manor home. Offering four bedrooms, four full baths plus two half baths, large gourmet kitchen, exceptional materials and workmanship throughout, and expansive decks with views of Lake Michigan. Traverse Trace is a gated community offering tennis courts and Lake Michigan access. (MLS# 434340) $1,085,000

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