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Memories of a much different shoreline

Cultivating small farms

Recalling the Ups and Downs of our Lake

Conference in Grayling to highlight local farming By Jessica Evans

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As the local foods movement continues to grow, so does an interest in where, and how, foods are grown. This January, the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference will be taking place in Grayling to provide information about agriculture and to promote and educate small farmers in the area. The event also serves as a forum for open ideas within small farming communities. “There is definitely a renewed interest in small farms throughout the country and this trend is very strong in Michigan,” said Wendy Wieland, MSU Extension Product Center innovation counselor. “I’ve been working with the MSU Extension for the past 12 years, and the interest in rebuilding a local and regional food system has only gotten stronger.” Wieland cited several reasons for this growing spark. She said consumers are becoming more interested in the quality of the food they buy, and in making sure that food has been produced using safe growing methods. Wieland also said many people are becoming more aware of their carbon footprint and


Editor’s Note: A community is made up of stories, voices and personalities of folks who set down roots and bind together the fabric of a sense of place. We share here one of our occasional conversations with people who make a difference, tell great tales, or define what it means to live life in northern Michigan. This installment features Jim Bartlett, general manager of Nub’s Nob and active community servant.

Jim and Mary Frang stand on the beach at their home on Lamkin Drive. The rock to the right is one that their daughter would swim out to as a child in 1992 when the family first moved to their home. It is now one of many exposed rocks that cover their beach since the lake levels have gone down. Harbor Light photo by Jessica Evans.

Long time area residents share their memories of lake’s rise and fall Editor’s Note: The continued drop in Lake Michigan water levels is evident throughout our area of northern Michigan. The lake is a centerpiece in our community, and this series of features and articles focused on the changing water levels was created with this truth in mind. This second installment leans on the power of memory, as longtime residents and resorters recall images of a very different Great Lake shoreline.

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In 1992, during Jim and Mary Frang’s first summer at their home on Lampkin Drive, the couple would sit on the beach and fondly watch as their daughter swam out to a large rock just barely sticking out of the endless expanse of Lake Michigan. Fast forward to 2012, and the Frang’s beach view is very different. Dune grass swallowed up much of the sand and a layer of algae covers the remaining ground. The rock that once seemed almost impossible to swim to, now sits less than 10-feet from where the dune grass stops-and is just one of many large rocks covering Frang’s beach. Waves roll in about 200-feet from the shore. It is the water now, not the rock, Thanksgiving Greetings that seems difficult to reach. Unfortunately, the Frang’s beach from is not the exception to the rule. The Turkey clipart continued drop in the lake levels shows such scenes playing out all Hilda along the area’s shoreline. Driving Local along Lake ShoreShop Drive, one can see small islandsweekend and peninsulas, hours Scan with a formed in areas that used to be subsmart phone 11-5 merged in water. On some of these, for a link to Lake Michigan levels rise and fall in bushes and small trees are beginning Dave Lyle, president of Walstrom Marine, has seen Pinesto levels gone by still hangs on a door his years with the Harbor Springs marina.Three An ode to grow, a testament to how long the Website!location, weathered and painted to in The Boathouse, Walstrom’s original downtown water has been receding. measure old high water marks. (Photo by Jessica Evans) -CONTINUED on page 10.

Tell us a little bit about yourself -- how long have you been in northern Michigan, working at Nubs, etc. I moved to northern Michigan late fall of 1971 as I ran out of money while paying my own way through Western Michigan University, and found a job as a ski patrolman at Boyne Highlands. I fell in love with the skiing up here and spent Jim Bartlett the next four years working as a lifeguard at the City Beach during the summer and patrolling in the winter, while finishing college during the spring and fall semesters. In 1976, I was shipped out to Montana when Boyne bought Big Sky. I thought I had gone to heaven there-- patrolling in the mountains every day, skiing the steep and deep, blowing up avalanches and having a great time. But as the snow started to melt I realized how much I missed Lake Michigan and came back to Harbor Springs for the summer. When Walter and AJ Fisher purchased Nub’s Nob from Dorie Sarns in the fall of 1977, they hired Jim Dilworth as GM, and he offered me the Area Manager position. I jumped at the chance and have been here full time ever since. -CONTINUED on page 8.

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Editor’s Corner Poetry A call for ‘Lakeful Moments’ American Life in Poetry Sometimes, just the right reminder comes along, a moment when everything comes into sharp focus. I think for us-- and so many of our readers-- we had one such experience last week, when Molly Ames Baker shared her poignant essay on being “Lakeful.” The response has been overwhelming; folks have been taking time out of this busy holiday season to swap favorite lake stories, share ideas, remember swimming or skating or sailing or beachside adventures. As the humbled Kate Bassett voice of this community, we at the Harbor Light believe in honoring moments like this. To do so, we invite readers to share with us their favorite “lakeful” experiences, ideas, photos, stories, and more. Be part of this collection of intentional connection to the lake by emailing In the spirit of this idea, I’m sharing one of my favorite lakeful moments of 2012-- my first lake swim of the season-- on May 20-- in my clothes...because the water was just too inviting not to dive under. -In spirited partnership Kate Bassett

And now it made the tree feel wilder, a balsam fir growing in our living room, as though at any moment a bird might flutter through the house and return to the nest.


The first winter my wife and I lived in the country, I brought a wild juniper tree in from our pasture and prepared to decorate it for Christmas. As it began to warm up, it started to smell as if a coyote, in fact a number of coyotes, had stopped to mark it, and it was soon banished to the yard. Jeffrey Harrison, a poet who lives in Massachusetts, had a much better experience with nature.


And yet, because we’d brought the tree indoors, we’d turned the nest into the first ornament. So we wound the tree with strings of lights, draped it with strands of red beads, and added the other ornaments, then dropped two small brass bells into the nest, like eggs containing music, and hung a painted goldfinch from the branch above, as if to keep them warm. American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation (www., publisher of Poetry magazine. It is also supported by the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Poem copyright ©2011 by Jeffrey Harrison, whose most recent book of poems is Incomplete Knowledge, Four Way Books, 2006. Reprinted from upstreet, No. 8, June 2012, by permission of Jeffrey Harrison 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.

It wasn’t until we got the Christmas tree into the house and up on the stand that our daughter discovered a small bird’s nest tucked among its needled branches. Amazing, that the nest had made it all the way from Nova Scotia on a truck mashed together with hundreds of other trees without being dislodged or crushed.

Letters to the Editor Build it and they will come To the Editor: I have been quite fortunate to live in Harbor Springs all my life, and be well traveled. I truly know I live in a geographical wonderland! The natural gifts of this area are plentiful but the infrastructure of amenities offered in Harbor Springs are aged and lacking. We need to update! We need to attract new full time and seasonal residents of all ages, but especially the younger generations. Without them (us) there will not be anyone left in town. I feel most residents and visitors appreciate the same things I do about our area: the connection to water, the geography, the tradition and uniqueness of our town. These things have always defined Harbor Springs and have attracted people for generations. However, we do need to adapt to newer generations and offer amenities to keep the residents we have and draw new residents to live, work and play here. Please don’t misunderstand me…I love tradition and very much appreciate the nostalgia of Harbor Springs! I miss some of my favorite downtown businesses that are no

longer there and events have shifted to be more accommodating. But the community and the wonderful people that comprise the area are what keep the town energized and without an influx of new people and business our amazing town will dwindle. Just like when balancing a budget, I believe we need to look at the offerings of Harbor Springs and begin to ask ourselves where and how can our resources be best used. You can’t do everything so you select the most important things to do first. We need to ask ourselves what will benefit the area more and what can attract both new residents and visitors? An overflowing deer park that costs the City money and time? Or shift the resources to a DDA director that will bring in new business and attract more residents (i.e. more City revenue)? A tennis court that only a few people use on the most prime real estate in our town? Or a community park/center that allows everyone to enjoy the beautiful harbor? More parking at city hall? Or a community outdoor activity area with bocce ball, shuffle board, chess sets, horseshoes and BBQ pits to facilitate community interaction? A dark and narrow one way street? Or a meander-

ing landscaped walkway that connects the water front to the entire downtown shopping district? Change can be difficult and disrupting, but in the end the changes many seek in Harbor Springs will help our quaint town flourish for the future. Without change, we will continue to be passed by, quite literally, for towns that are more appealing to younger generations. I urge all who love Harbor Springs to be open to change and new possibilities for our town. Some ideas you may not agree with and some may be easier than others to accept. Please keep an open mind to the process. Consider not only your wants, but the needs and wishes of future generations. We need to work together to preserve our past and solidify our future. As a local business owner and fulltime resident, I would love to see our offerings be year round and not have a ‘peak season’ but have a town that flourishes in all seasons for all residents and all visitors. Thank you for your time, Melissa Adelaine-Supernault

Deer Park management... To the Editor: I was horrified to read the recent article about controlling the deer park herd population. The article explains how the park herd doubled in size last fall “forcing the city to make some tough decisions.” It also says that some of the

deer were “harvested” and their meat distributed to local food banks. I made some calls and learned that the “harvested” deer were killed within the park boundaries and were killed by gunshot. This is appalling to me! Who made the final decision to kill the deer by shot gun within the safe park they lived? Why weren’t the many other options investigated before this decision was made? It seems

to me that whoever made the decision to “harvest” the deer did not do their homework or even try. I am thankful that the public found out about this and spoke up! I am also happy that a humane solution was easily found and will be in place going forward. Harbor Springs operates with seemingly high standards; the humane treatment of all animals should not be overlooked. Janie Jenkins

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As family and friends reunite this holiday season, many homes will be left empty, which can be tempting to burglars. According to Harbor Springs Police Chief Dan Branson, home invasion is a real problem everywhere this time of year. Though Harbor Springs has a low occurrence of burglaries, certain precautions should still be made in order to best protect one’s home, he said. “One thing I tell people is not to advertise that they’re not home,” Branson said. “This can include posting on Facebook or some other social media site that you’ll be out of town for so many days or not having anyone pick up the mail while you’re gone. If someone drives by and sees mail overflowing out of the mailbox and newspapers stacked up, that’s a clear indicator that no one’s home, which can invite problems.” Branson also suggests making sure driveways are plowed in the event of snow. “If we happen to get a good snow, like we’re supposed to -CONTINUED on page 7.

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THEpaid VILLAGE OF PELLSTON ORDAINS: For listings: $6 per week for up to 20 words; 3 weeks 1.The Village of Pellston Code of Ordinances is hereby amended for $12. Business and Personal. 20-cents per word beto read in its entirety as follows: yond 20 words. (231) 526-2191 or news@ncpublish. a. The term “Firework” or “fireworks” means any composition or com or

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INN, 1011 US-31 N. Petoskey (231) area, trails, neat, clean and wood 347-8281. b. The sale, discharge, storage, transportation and distribution stove heated cabin with wood pan‑ of cathedral fireworks ceiling, in the Village of Pellston shall be governed by the eling, metal roof, andMichigan porch. Borders roughly 2000 Fireworks Safety Act, Act 256 of 2011. acres of state land. 15 miles north of Harbor Springs between Larks Lake as SUZIE’S M-119 c. Use of consumer fireworks, definedPIES in theLLC-8486 Michigan Fireand Levering. 231-838-0125. (Harbor Plaza). It’s holiday pie time!


works Safety Act, in the Village of Pellston is limited to the day Peppermint Creamcontingent Pie, Mince before, the day of, and the day after a federalIce holiday, Pie, Pecan Pie, a variety of Fruit upon the following: Real Estate Pies and more!!! Sensational Sugar i. Fireworks shall not be sold to a minor. Cookies, Butter Tarts, Shortbread TURNKEY BOYNE HIGHLANDS ii. No person under the age of Cookies, 18 shall Kringle use, possess, explode (Danish Pastry) and CONDOMINIUM 4 bedroom, 3.5 or cause to –explode any fireworks, as defined herein,Sauce!! within Also, the Grandmas’s Chocolate bath. Offset expenses with the rental Village. Chicken, Turkey and Pot Roast Pie management program. Just steps for dinners. Store hoursiii. No person under the age of 18 your shallholiday buy, purchase, acquire from golf, tennis, biking, pool and ski Tuesday, Thursday, 10-5. Sat‑ or Priced obtain at any fireworks, as defined herein, within Friday the Village. slopes. $194,900. Contact urday at HS Winter Market 9-1. Addi‑ iv. O’Neill, A person shallRealty not ignite, Connie Boyne 231- discharge or use consumer firetional hours forchurch the holidays. Pies or will works on public property, school property, property, 526-3191. also be available at Harbor Springs the property of another person without that organization’s or IGA and Toski Sands Market. Place person’s express permission your holiday orders-www.suziespies. For Rent v. For purposes of this ordinance, are New com orfederal call/textholidays 231-881-6841. Clos‑ Year’s Day, birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington’s ing for the season January 5. Fill HARBOR SPRINGS. FABULOUS your freezer the winter with our Day, Independence Day,for Labor Day, Columview birthday, from frontMemorial porch, beach, walk Take-n-Bake bus Day,3 Veterans’ Day, Pies! and Christmas Day. to shopping. bedroom, Day, 2 ½ Thanksgiving bath

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Village Fire Chief, may grant permission for such a display, subject to such conditions as the Village Council may impose to properly safeguard the public, both as to persons and property; and subject to the provisions of the Michigan Fireworks Safety SYNOPSIS Act, Act 256 of 2011, Section 28.466. WEST TRAVERSE TOWNSHIP e.Persons who violate a MEETING, provision ofDECEMBER this code or11, fail2012 to comply REGULAR BOARD with any of the requirements thereof, shall be guilty of a municipalBoard civil infraction andcalled fine to of order $100.00, doubling that for each Regular meeting was at 7:00 p.m. 5 subsequent members were present and shall be subject to any other relief that violation, Approved 13,a2012 minutes. may be November imposed by courtmeeting for such conduct, which shall also be Confirmed previously approved in support of violation a 40 mph speed limit considered a nuisance permotion se. Each act of and each on Cemetery Road and Hughston Road from Cemetery Road to State Road day upon which such violation occurs shall constitute a separate Approved following appointments: Township Board representative on the violation. Planning Commission; members of the Board of Review; member of the


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Any person having interest in said Village or their duly appointed representatives shall there then be heard at the above de1. All Council members were and present. scribed meeting. 2. Council approved the November 5, 2012 City Council regular meeting minutes as amended, 3. Council approved bills in the amount of $472,206.02. Lisa Fought, Clerk 4. Council approved the November 6, 2012 City General Election tabulatVillage of Pellston ed resutls for the election of Alan J. Dika as Mayor and Matthew Bugera and Pringle Pfeifer as City Councilpersons. 5. Council, by consensus, approved the direction of the DDA Board’s draft of the DDA Plan. 6. City Manager Richards introduced the Proposed 2013 Budget and Spending Plan and the Proposed Amended 2012 Budget and Spending Plan. 7. Mayor Dika adjourned the meeting at 7:31 p.m. Ronald B. McRae City Clerk




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Program Offers Emotional Support to Children Who Have a Loved One Diagnosed with Cancer McLaren Northern Michigan is offering a program to provide emotional support to children ages 5-12 who have a parent or other loved one diagnosed with cancer. The six-week program is called CLIMB®, which stands for Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery. Through CLIMB®, art and play activities help children to understand and develop coping skills. This free community service is funded by McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation. “The goal is to help children identify and express the complex feelings they may experience during this difficult time. If there is a child who may benefit from support in navigating their way through a loved one’s cancer diagnosis, please know this resource is available,” said Amy L. Juneau, an oncology social worker at McLaren Northern Michigan. Through CLIMB, children will learn: cancer is “not their fault,” they are not alone, about cancer and treatment options, how to express their feelings, how to manage anger, how to communicate effectively with loved ones with cancer. The program will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Mondays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4 and 11 at the Community Health Education Center (CHEC) located across the parking lot from the main entrance to McLaren Northern Michigan. CLIMB was developed by The Children’s Treehouse Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to the emotional support of children who have parents or grandparents with cancer. For more information or to enroll a child in the CLIMB® program, please contact Amy Juneau, at 231.487.4015.

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The anticipation of Christmas was overshadowed and the collective heart of a nation was broken last week because of a random and vicious act by a mentally deranged person in an upscale Connecticut town. When you look at those faces smiling out of their school pictures, teeth missing, hair askew, sweetness and innocence with all of their lives ahead of them, it makes no sense; there is no sense to it. Some situations cannot be considered logically.




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You have to wonder about killers such as this one. People kill for many reasons; anger, greed, jealousy and desperation, even the 9-11 murderers had what they believed was a cause, but it is impossible to comprehend what thought processes precede an act such as this. What point can you hope to make by stealing the futures from children? The ‘round the clock media circus exacerbates the problem. For someone who feels they have nothing in their life, perhaps there is appeal to the prospect of being infamous since they will never be famous. Phrases like “most prolific mass murder since…” make me want to scream; it isn’t a contest. How do you reach this stage of desperation? I’ve wondered the same question when some of our own have chosen to take their own lives. How do you reach a point where you feel that killing yourself or someone else is the optimum solution? Is it our failing for not noticing where these people are emotionally? Sadly, I know, in some cases there are no signs. I have a friend who lost her husband to suicide this year and she said she had no idea; he seemed the same happy man she had married. The national media referred to Newtown, Connecticut, as small town America; that’s a matter of definition. They

have a population of about 27,000, about 5,000 less people than Emmet County as a whole. They are a very upscale community and I’m certain that until Friday, they felt as safe in their world, much as we do in ours. There is no way to predict when and where evil will strike. Remember the Amish School tragedy in 2006? I can’t imagine a situation where you would feel safer and more insulated from violence, yet it happened We feel so protected, so out of harm’s way here in our picture perfect little town, until something like this brings us back to the reality that evil can exist anywhere. Do we need to be vigilant? Of course we do. Do we need to drastically change the way we live? I don’t plan to. That’s like throwing in the towel and letting evil triumph. One thing that I plan to do is to become more observant and thoughtful of those around me. Granted, some people, probably this shooter, need professional help and a friendly face isn’t going to make a difference. There are others, though, who may just need a shoulder or even a smile to help them through a difficult time. There was a man a couple of weeks ago who stood outside in the Walmart parking lot with a sign saying he was disabled and needed work/money for his family. I can’t tell you

Obituary John Michael Septic, 67

John Michael Septic, of Harbor Springs Michigan and Key West Florida, passed Over 30 years of helping people away unexpectedly, surrounded by his NEW PPA ATIENTS ARE AL WA YS WELCOME family, on October 26, 2012. ALWA WAYS John was born in Cohoes New York on August 16, 1945 to John and Katherine Septic. He attended school in Cohoes and continued his education at Cornell University and Albion College. Upon graduation from Albion, he married Laura John Septic Frechen. They owned a small gift store in Albion, MI and then relocated to Harbor Springs. A job offer took John to San Francisco for a year but he soon realized he wanted to settle back in Harbor Springs. Following several years in general real estate sales in Northern Michigan, John accepted a position with the Birchwood Farms Golf and Country Club sales office. Always looking for a challenge, he became the successor developer and created a community that became a respected addition to the beautiful Harbor Springs area. John’s busy life included two children and they took great pleasure in vacationing in the Florida Keys whenever possible. Acoustic Guitar/Voice In 2003, John moved to Key West where he met and later marfolk.blues.jazz 439 Pine Street ried Anne Meyers of Cincinnati Ohio. With the companionship Harbor Springs, MI 49740 of his wife, John continued to explore and expand his real estate interests and enjoyed Don’t miss Hank & Stan with Bo White & the Tarczon Bros. the year-round lifestyle of the Florida which they had come to love. Rhythm Section (Herb Glahn + BobKeys Bowne = “Hank & Stan”) is survived Saturday, Sept. 12 - From 8pmJohn - before 12am by his wife Anne Meyers Septic, his son Jason At Little Traverse Bay Golf Club (in the tent) (Abby Lee Badgley), and his daughter Jennifer Michael Septic Free-will offerings for Manna Food Julia Project are encouraged Kerasiotis (Yorg Apostolos Kerasiotis). Gatherings of friends to celebrate his life will be held at future dates both in Harbor Springs and Key West.

the number of times that I drove by him, looking in the other direction. It’s not that I wouldn’t help, I give to The Salvation Army or the Manna Project or the Nehemiah House; those options are all there for him. But the truth is that it is easier and more impersonal to give to those charities; I don’t have to look in his eyes or hear his story and maybe that is what he needed more than anything, just someone to acknowledge him. So hug your children, thank their teachers and keep those families and the entire community of Newtown in your prayers; this will be an unimaginably difficult holiday season for them. And never

forget to let those you love know it, and do it often. On a much happier note, let’s take care of some birthday greetings. On Thursday, December 20, Happy Birthday to Brynn Backus, Ryan Fortune, Cindy Hofbauer and a happy year one to Griffen Phillips. On Friday, Happy Birthday to Mary Marihugh Manville, Colette McBride Russell and to Kaleb Warner and on Saturday to Candy Curnow Worthington, Tanya Graham, Max Spaulding, and Mark Allerding. Finally, on Sunday, Happy Birthday to Lisa Alvarado Fineout, Moe Houseworth and to the perennially young Carolyn Sutherland.

Farmers Market Stop by Market for your holiday feast One more week to Christmas! It’s flying by but it’s not too late to stop by the market on Saturday and pick up your local holiday feast. Ham, lamb, pork loin, beef tenderloin....get them from us and continue shopping for your side dishes to go with. We have brussel sprouts, kale, and lettuce. We have potatoes and squash. Ravioli, linguine and all the sauces to go along are here for the big day, too. Pies? Yes, we have them! Fruit pies and pot pies are available and ready to go to a good home. If breakfast on Christmas morning is an event at your house (and it should be!), you can get real Michigan maple syrup, maple pork sausage and bacon here at the market. Rushing around for that last minute gift? You could go the slacker path of dropping in at Walgreen’s for some of that ever popular perfume with a teddy bear, could shop local and get shower fizzies, body scrub, lip balms, lotions, treats for your dog or cat. Miniature jellies for someone’s stocking will make you a hit! And no table is complete without a centerpiece nor a door quite as welcoming without a hand fashioned wreath. And this week is special indeed! We will have Santa with us, doing his special “ho, ho, ho” and hourly gift basket giveaways. Christmas music will be serenading shoppers and our vendors will be sharing their holiday spirit with everyone who stops by. Meet you at the market, Cyndi Kramer Market Master

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Rachel Morris, 18, a As we head into this last weekend before Christmas, a reminder senior at Harbor that on December 21, the Winter Solstice, Three Pines Studio Springs High School in Cross Village will host a Winter Solstice Celebration from had 20” of her hair 2-5 pm at their studio. Included will be workshops to Make cut off on April 9, Milkweed Stars, Make Luminaries. They will take place every 2010 with the help 30 minutes from 2-4 pm . Food and fun is also part of the visit of Madge Heinz at Call 526-9447 for more information. The Hair House of Also a reminder to stop in at the Farmers Market, inside, 157 Harbor Springs. State St in downtown Harbor Springs. Open Saturdays from Rachel will send her 9 am-1 pm. Not only is there a wonderful variety of items to cut hair along to choose from, but it is such a fun atmosphere! Locks of Love, a non-profit organizaCounting tion, where itthe will birds be made into a hair piece for a child suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Rachel has a On Friday, December 14,2012, the first dayAnd of the Petoskey fun new hair style to enjoy! ( Courtesy Photo) Regional Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count, 16 folks

showed up to count all the birds they could find in the count The Northern Michigan Chorale announces their annual circle. This year’s weather was one of the nicest days in a long Vocal Music Scholarship grant. These scholarships are time with light winds, temperature in the low 30’s, cloudy skies available for anyone of high school age or older. Applicants and only an inch of snow on the ground. need to be a resident of Northern Michigan. Letters of A total of 5933 birds were counted of 56 species. This is the application are due by Friday, May 7, 2010 and need to largest number of species ever seen on the count; in 2008, 55 include name, address and phone number. Also, in the species were counted. New to the count was a Thayer’s Gull. application letter, specify the planned use for the grant - such Unusual winter visitors included Pine Grosbeak, Bohemian as vocal lessons or music camp assistance. Vocal students Waxwing, and Red-necked Grebe. Two species which have and High School applicants should provide a letter of moved north and now are seen regularly are the Tufted Titrecommendation from your music instructor. Auditions will mouse and the Red-bellied Woodpecker. take place on Mon, May 17 at 7:00 pm at the Petoskey United Heading the list of most counted was the Canada Goose, Methodist Church, 1804 E. Mitchell. Send letters of 2209. Others from the list included: Mute Swan, 27; Common application to Northern Michigan Chorale, Box 51, Petoskey, Loon, 3; Bald Eagle, 21; Red-tailed Hawk, 7; Redpoll, 221; MI 49770. For more information, contact Meredith Richter at American Goldfinch, 68; Red-bellied Woodpecker, 15, Downy 347-9717. Woodpecker, 11; Hairy Woodpecker, 11; Pileated Woodpecker, 9; Goldeneye, 393; Dark-eyed Junco, Cardinal, Great The folks at Holy Cross Parish in Cross21; Village will be17; hosting Black-backed Gull, 1; Robin, 3; Blk-capped Chickadee, a Pancake/Egg/Sausage breakfast on Sunday, April485 18,and the from list goes on. serving 8-11 am in the Fr. Al Parish Center. Cost is $5 Fieldincludes countersallwere: Steve Baker, Joanne Biddick, which the pancakes youJohn can & eat! Contact Sue Jim & Kathy Bricker, Craig, Clint & Audrey Etienne, Bill Parson at 526-2874 forJeri more information. Henne, Darrell Lawson, Peri McGuiness, Tom Pinho, Ed Pike, Happy Frank Lauer who celebrates oncounters: April 15 KenyonBirthday and SallytoStebbins, Bill Thompson. Feeder from your family and friends. Joey Arbaugh, Kathy Germaine, Bonnie Zowada. Hana Ketterer will be celebrating her birthday onbyApril 16 Submitted Ed Pike with her family and friends - have a great day!

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Golf hand-crafted at thepackages, end of this week, and furniture, jewelry, salonplowed prodthe driveway isn’t ucts, lawn maintenance and and there’s no tracks coming fertilizing, and pet grooming out of it, that will definitely supplies and products are inform someone that you’re just a few of the many items not home.” that will be offered during Branson said if someone plans to be out of town for Biological any length of Station time to inform offers a neighborenrichment to keep an eye on courses for adults their home. “I always say this is the best The University of Michigan time of year to have Biological Station willa nosey offer neighbor,” he said two mini-courses for with adulta chuckle. “They enrichment in June.might just notice that in your EcoldriveForest and car Landscape way that isn’t supposed to be ogy asks, “Why do plants there. We are very lucky to live grow where they do?” Susin an area where neighbors tainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature, examines the links between human settlement patterns and cli-CONTINUED mate change. from page 1. supporting local Both classes areagriculture taught on-is one way to reduce this. site at and near the University She noted now, moreStaand of Michigan Biological more, people are wanting tion which is located on theto support neighbors and south sidetheir of Douglas Lake local businesses and by supnear Pellston. porting farmers, they are able Mini-Courses allow into achieve this. depth study of an environ“I think there been a mental topic in ahas friendly, shift in how consumers think supportive atmosphere. They about their food, as they’re are taught by individuals who now concerned food are leaders in theirabout field and safety and where it is coming are well acquainted with the from, which is leading them Biological Station and Northto support localScientists, growers,” ern Michigan. Wielandand said. teachers “laymen” interThein Small Farm Conferested learning something ence, which is in itsfrom 14th new have all benefitted year, originated as a Grazing the Mini-Courses. Conference. Wieland said The Biological Station of-it has grown since fers springsubstantially and summer it was started, and students now sees classes for college around 650-750 durand is the site visitors of many ing the one day conducted conference. research projects The event will by scientists fromfeature across over the two dozen speakers and workcountry. For more informashops, all focused around the tion on the Biological Station local agriculture community.

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live and silent auctions as mirror and two cedar part of aout Saturday, 17, Adirondack a gift cerwatch for each April other.” ers are outchairs; of town: fund-raiser to support a local tificate for sky diving a While burglaries are not -Remember to lock allor doors woman undergoing treatment scenic aerial tour; handmade WEEK'S HIGH common in Harbor Springs, and windows – even the doors for cancer. advised those trav- quilts, and garage. other on Mon, April 12 that table open cloths into your Branson WEEK’S HIGH Amy Peterson, 35, of Harbor gift certificates to Those garage doors are easier eling for the holidays to take products; On Thurs., Dec. 13 Springs has breastto cancer area you restaurants; to open than think. a extra measures keep and their numerous ishome facingsafe. approximately one portable BBQ grill; a pig roast; F -Make sure your locks are year“We’re of treatment along with 10 cords of pole wood; jewvery fortunate that sturdy – all entry doors should WEEK'S LOW chemotherapy. hasprobno elry including earrings, braceWEEK’S LOW have deadbolts. If your entry we don’t usuallyShe see this health insurance coverage lets and necklaces; and much, on Sat, April 1016 On Sun., Dec. lem in Harbor Springs, but doors have windows, make and the April 17 benefit will much more! that doesn’t mean we should sure your deadbolt is keyed help support her during treatare side. very, very pleased on both get complacent,” he said. “ It “We F ment and recovery. The ben- with the number and quality -Make arrangements for a Over this past week the snow doesn’t mean it can’t happen efit is sponsored by VFW Post of items we’ve received for It was back to much more neighbor to create car and around town has melted and here.” 2051 and American Legion the live and silent auctions,” seasonal conditions this 30s, pastlow Emmet County Sheriff, foot tracks to your house if it temperatures in the high Post 281. said Roger Mays, Building week with night time temPeter Wallin, offered a list of snows while you’re gone. 40s made it a bit gloomy. Periods The numerous local resi- Manager and Quartermaster/ peratures hovering at or be-A loud TV or radio can be a of rain didn’t help our expectathe following additional tips dents involved in collecting Chief Financial Officer for lowtions thefor freezing while As a whitemark Christmas. to make a home less attractive better deterrent than the best donations from area busi- VFW Post 2051. “Individuals warming we headto into the weekenddurbefore the mid-50s to burglars when homeown- alarm system. nesses and community resi- and businesses in our com- ingChristmas, predicttions from the day. We had somethe dents have been over- munity have been outstand- rain, weather seem include aboutfolks 3” of wettosnow some disappeared substantial snowfall whelmed by the outpouring ing with their support. There which quiteon Thursday and Friday. That will of community support. will be something for every- quickly but did remind us it is be welcome for all our visitors Just a few of the items for one at the benefit,” he said. still only Condtions “We very much focus on an this part of the conference,” and thoseApril. who love winter events. the live and silent auction Mays also wanted the comremain dry predictions audience who is interested Wieland said. “I think it’s December 21 is the official of start include: float boat rental; The munity to know this is the first rain at the end in growing food, whether it critical for young people to of winter! Enjoy!of the week Pier Pointer boat rides; golf time that American Legion hopefully may produce those be for themselves or for their learn about agriculture and packages from several area Post 281 and VFW Post 2051 April showers needed to enbusiness, but secondly, this the issues that surround it, resorts; hand-crafted furni- have come together to spon- courage our spring Weather things to conference is aimed at con- because of course, we all eat. ture including a picnic table, sor an event. highlights burst forth. sumers, as well. 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Conversation: Talking skiing, place, and community with long-time Nub’s Nob general manager Jim Bartlett -CONTINUED from page 1.

Nub’s Nob has won a lot of awards for everything from snowmaking and grooming to having a great family friendly environment. What are some of your go-to rules about customer service?

You appreciate all four seasons here. Can this community grow into a less seasonal economy? From my perspective, we are fortunate to have a strong two season economy. Whatever we do to encourage more year round and off-season jobs should not cause us to lose focus on what keeps us going now. That said, it sure seems obvious that one of the things we should be doing is expanding the availability of broadband internet access. No matter the business, high speed internet is a necessity and that alone will spur job development.

The recipe here is simple and starts with ownership. Walter Fisher and his family are simply the best ski area owners to work for in the business. I’ve had numerous opportunities to change employment over the years and never considered any of them, as I’m already working for the best owner a guy could find at the best place in the world to live. We’ve also been blessed in attracting and keeping a tremendously talented, experienced and dedicated crew. This combination has resulted in Nub’s being the most decorated Midwest ski area in the last 20 years and makes it a pleasure to come to work every day. “Go-to” customer service rules around here center on the following: treat customers and fellow employees as you would like to be treated. Smile. Under promise and over deliver. Smile. Do what you say you will do. Smile. Never forget the customers pay our salary. Smile. Answer the phone with a live person. Smile. Repeat.

One of the unique things about Nub’s Nob is the depth of connection people share-- employee turnover is low, families have been skiing the hill for generations-- what speaks to you most when you think of the community created around your business? One of the most rewarding things about working here is seeing both customers and employees return year after year. It is very humbling and loads of fun. We have tried very hard to keep the unique community feel that Dorie Sarns created when she and Nubby opened Nub’s in 1958. When I see 3 generations of family out enjoying the slopes and the grandkids of some of our original employees now working for us you can’t help but smile.

Do you have one on-slope moment you try to catch every season? While we haven’t been able to do this every year since Jim

What do the words “sense of place” mean to you? Do you have a favorite spot in northern Michigan?

Jim Bartlett has been at Nub’s Nob since 1977.

Dilworth died in June of 1987, Dave Irish, Miles Trumble and I make the first run of the season the night before we open. We meet on top of the Green lift, toast our friend and make a few turns.

Trustee, Harbor Commission chairman, former Harbor Inc chair, etc., how do you see our various communities working together?

You’ve been very involved in countless community organizations for many years now-- what keeps you interested in such service?

I’ve been fortunate to serve on various appointed and elected positions in my own township and for the City. Like many others, I’ve also enjoyed volunteering for broader-based nonprofit groups like the Little Traverse Conservancy and HARBOR Inc. One thing I’ve learned over the years is the more these organizations communicate between themselves, the better off the greater community is. When government and nonprofit leaders get to know each other better, they become more prone to operate from a level of trust rather than suspicion. HARBOR

I have been so lucky to make a living here that it only makes sense to give back. The Fisher family has not only encouraged me to do so, but actively participate themselves. There are so many talented and giving people in this area, it’s fun to be involved and interact.

Given your role as West Traverse Township

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Inc. has been instrumental in bringing groups together since its inception, and I give a ton of credit to this organization, and our local township and City leaders, for seeing the bigger picture and making time to talk to your neighbor.

Sense of Place may be hard to put into words, but I know it when I feel it, and that’s why I live here. No matter where I’ve been, and I’ve been lucky enough to ski at major resorts on three continents and boat all over the Great Lakes, Eastern Seaboard and the Caribbean, I still get a flutter when watching the sunset on the Big Lake or rounding Harbor Point after a day on the water. Somehow, I knew this place and its people just fit me back in 1971, and I’ve been smart enough to not leave. Favorite spot? How can you have only one?! The top of Pintail Peak in deep winter watching the sunset over the frozen lake; anyplace on the water, but maybe anchored in Indian Garden harbor on Garden Island as the favorite in northern Michigan; anywhere in the woods on my mountain bike, with trail riding on Mackinac Island with friends being the best; sitting with my wife Nancy at our back deck fire-pot enjoying the midsummer dark sky. Like all of us who live here, I have more favorite spots than space allows to mention.

Conservancy ‘App’ available Nature enthusiasts can now lean a little on new technology to take advantage of all the Little Traverse Conservancy has to offer, with the introduction of the organization’s Nature Preserve Smart Phone App. Conservancy Geographic Information Systems (GIS)/Stewardship Specialist, Charles Dawley, is keeping the Conservancy on the cutting edge of innovative technology with this free application. It provides users with accurate, detailed information and interactive maps about preserves best suited for outdoor recreation. The app is live and available on both Google Play and the Apple app store. Simply search: LTC Explorer. Special thanks to the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation and the Charlevoix County Community Foundation for grants supporting the hosting costs of the new app, as well as some website upgrades. The Baiardi Family Foundation Fund also helped support the new app.

Give the gift of reading Give the gift of reading this holiday season, by donating gently used books to Great Start’s Freecycle Book Bins. The project, which allows families to take home free books from community locations, has been so successful that the need for additional books continues to grow. Leadership Little Traverse’s class of 2013 took on the Freecycle Book Bins, started by the Great Start Collaborative and Great Start Parent Coalition, as its service learning project. The group is currently seeking used or new books, ranging from infant board books to chapter books. Drop off locations include the Harbor Springs Library, Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, Big Apple Bagels, Petoskey Library, and Petoskey Area Chamber of Commerce by December 21. For more information, contact Great Start (877) 866-3714.

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“I think it was around early 2000 when we really started noticed the water levels dropping,” Mary Frang said. “It has seemed to continually drop, but this year it’s very noticeable and this is as low as it’s ever been. We have basically lost our beach.” “It’s worse than it’s ever been,” agreed Jim Frang. “I mean, we still have a beautiful view from our home, but it’s a disappointment that the water is so low. I don’t really go swimming out there any more since it’s such a hassle to get out to the water. You have to walk quite a ways to reach it.” The couple said it’s quite a surprise to see how much the water has come down, and friends and family who visit say the same. Jim noted he has seen a drop in the number of boats on the lake, as well. “I used to sit on my deck and watch them go by,” he said. “I don’t see nearly the number of beach walkers I used to, either, but then again, we have stagnant water around all the rocks that causes that algae to form, which is not great to walk on. I’m pretty sure that recreational use of the lake has dropped with the lake levels.” When asked if they wished the lake levels to return to more normal levels, the couple said they would. “Of course it would be nice,” Mary said. “It’s hard to predict the future though, so I have no idea what will happen.” The drop in the lake levels-and what might happen with future levels-- is staple chatter of barber shops and general stores in the area. Carolyn Sutherland, who owns the Good Hart General Store with husband Jim, and lives in Good Hart, has noticed the water recede dramatically in the 41 years that they have owned the store. “Oh my Lord, things have changed so much,” Sutherland said. “There used to be power lines along the beach which were eventually removed. The stakes were left there, though, which is what we used to hang our towels

on when we would go to the which provides evidence of beach. Those stakes have when the lake levels were totally disappeared now. much higher. Red lines painted on the door illustrate how They’re buried by sand.” A stone lighthouse built much water covered it during in the 1930s for night sailing a particular year. “The floor outside my office which sits next door to Sutherland’s home, is another telling was completely covered in at the one point,” wayto to gauge water levels. waterin Up 75%the off everything storeLyle said. “In the 70s the water was “I remember sitting at my so high, the lighthouse was in desk and watching a bunch water a couple of feet deep,” of salmon swim around out she said. “There is about three there one afternoon.” Looking at the bulkheads to four feet of sand in that now, it’s very evident that same lighthouse today.” Store hours: water levels have dropped. “I also used to rake our Mon - Sat 10:00 - 5:00 | Sun.11:00 - 4:00 beach every spring,” Suther- Like the door marked with red land recalled. “I’d have to be- paint, the rusty lines along the cause due to the wave action, side of the bulkhead serve as a we’d get a lot debris washing reminder of where the water up on the beach. I haven’t has been. According to Lyle, done that for awhile because the water is down nine feet there’s not anything to rake since the Boathouse floor was up anymore, since the waves submerged in 1987. Harbor Springs resident don’t go that far up.” There are many theories Tom Graham said he rememas to why the water levels are bers during the 1960s the lake dropping, but with less than levels had dropped consider100 years of data collected by ably (current record low hapthe Army Corps of Engineers pened in 1964, but the Army (the corps monitors levels of Corps of Engineers expects all the Great Lakes on a daily that record to be broken by basis), there is no concrete January, 2013). Graham said answer as to whether this even though he’s seen the is part of a greater cycle, or lake levels rise and fall in his something more permanent. lifetime, he cannot remember Walstrom Marine, which a time when they have ever was founded in 1946, has been this low. “In the 60’s I’d get in my ‘58 seen some changes in the lake levels during their many Volkswagen and drive right years in business. The marina on the open beach. The water will not be affected much by was so low at the time, I could the current low water levels, get away with doing that,” as it was built in the 1960’s Graham said with a chuckle. when lake levels were at re- “This year the water is really cord lows (and right around low, though. When I used to where they are today). This drive along Lake Shore Drive has not always been the case, I could never see all the rocks however. Walstrom president that I do now.” Graham noted that the drop David Lyle said he remembers high water levels in the late in lake levels had negatively 1980’s, which rose three feet affected his business, Graham above the bulkheads and into Real Estate. “It’s difficult taking a client the office area of the marina, which is now the Walstrom down to a nice beach cottage and having the beach be nothBoathouse. “In 1987, when the water ing but rocks,” he said. “It sort was its highest, we bought of takes the romance out of a boots and waders for all of our beautiful lake home.” The lower lake levels are staff,” Lyle said. “We even had a blow up dinghy tied to the causing some concern for handle outside the building longtime lakefront home so our staff could get out to the docks.” An old wooden door sits in the Walstrom Boathouse

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owner, Susie Carruthers, who lives on the bay side of Harbor Point. Carruthers, who has been summering on the Point since she was a child in the 1940s, said the current water levels are as low as she’s ever seen. “When I was little, I’d spend a lot of time playing on the beach. The beach back then was huge, but today it’s much larger than it was back then. I remember in the 1960s the water was Wine, very low, but in theEntertaining 1980s the water got so high that there wasn’t much Gifts beach left and and everyone spent a bunch of money to put in Accessories retaining walls to protect property. Well, there’s no need for those now since the water is out so far,” she said. “They say the water levels are cyclical, which sort of makes sense, but never in my lifetime have I seen the lake this low.” Carruthers noted the view from her home has changed dramatically over the past several years. “There has always been a bit of a sandbar in front of our home, but in the past it’s been covered with water,” she said. “It’s completely exposed now and I imagine there will be things growing out there soon. I’ve never seen anything like it, and it’s kind of scary to me.” According to Carruthers, it seems like the lake levels are dropping on a daily basis at times. “I walk my dogs around the Point every day, and I see the harbor side and the bay side. They both appear to change every day, which is just amazing to me,” she said. “I’m not sure if the levels will come back up in the spring, or if this will become the new normal. I really hope not.”

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Results from the past week Email results and photos to If you do submit photos and do not see it in the print edition, we most likely had limited space. But we will keep the photos for possible future use. Thank you.

Boys Varsity Basketball Tuesday, December 11 Home vs Cedarville Cedarville 97, Harbor Springs 87 Senior Spencer Kloss led the scoring with 31 points and 20 rebounds; Peter Lauer had 20, Neal Zoerhof and Bennett Langton each had 10. Team played at East Jordan Dec 18. Next game will be January 4 at TC St Francis

Girls Varsity Basketball Team played at home vs East Jordan on Dec 18. Next game is January 4 at TC ST Francis

Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Thursday, December 13 home vs Grayling Harbor Springs 37, Grayling 27 Amanda Hoffman, Perry Bower, Sophie Seitz and Mikayla Dickinson each had six points. Abby Zmikly three, Zoey Bezilla, Claire Fleming, Alexa Jensen-Philbrick and Libby Sylvain each had two. Rebounds: Libby eight, Mikayla six, Sophie and Alexa five, Reagan Damoose and Karli Schwark three. Steals: Perry five, Sophie, Amanda and Alexa four. Coach Tom Brogger’s comments: “It was a hard fought game by both teams where, even though we led for most of the game, the outcome remained in doubt until the final two minutes. Our full court pressure was good but I thought we showed the most improvement in our half-court defense. If we can continue to improve in this area, we’ll be competitive in every game. Perry, Amanda and Sophie really set an aggressive tone that continued throughout. Mikayla and Libby were very good, especially around the basket while Karli and Zoey are starting to look like pretty goodlock down defenders. Everyone contributed. Everyone played their role.”

Above: Sophie Seitz guards an opposing player during the Thursday, December 13 girls junior varsity home game against Grayling. The girls won the game 37-27. Left: Claire Fleming (left) and Amanda Hoffman (right) try to strip the ball from a defender during the recent game against Grayling.

The team played Tuesday, Dec 18 at home against and is off until after the holidays.

Freshmen Girls Basketball Thursday, December 13 at Sault Area High School Sault Area 69, Harbor Springs 28

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Leading scorer was Mia Trabucchi with nine points; Harmony Lang had seven. Coach Katie Wilson’s comments: “The game was a battle until the very end. Jessica Worm had outstanding defense and shut them down in the second half.” Next game will be on January 10.

Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Tuesday, December 11 home vs Cedarville Harbor Springs 61, Cedarville 38 Jack Carter led the Rams scoring with 21, followed by Sean Cantrell with 14, and Aaron Fineout 11. Coach Brian Sanderson’s Comments: “I was very happy with the intensity the team played with tonight. They stepped up on defense, creating a lot of turnovers to start our fast break.”

Thursday, December 13 home vs Grayling Grayling 70, Harbor Springs 44 Top scorer was Jack Carter with 22 points. The team played at East Jordan on Dec 18 and is off until after the holidays

8th Grade Boys Basketball The 8th grade team finished its season with a loss to Charlevoix. The Rams were led by Skip Schorfhaar with 10 points and 8 rebounds. Parker Fairbairn scored 9 points while Sam Bailey gathered 9 rebounds and recorded 4 steals.

7th Grade Boys Basketball Wednesday, December 12 at Charlevoix Harbor Springs 40, Charlevoix 33 Drew Iafolla led the charge with 14 points and 11 rebounds; Joe Claramunt had 13 points, four steals; Chris Erxleben had six points and eight rebounds; Cole Ketterer had three points; Nick Bonter and Aaron Ellis each had two for the Rams. Coach Brad Reed’s Comments: “ The team finished the season with 7 wins and 3 losses. Congratulations team!”


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Film crews focus cameras on Brek-n-Ridge Farm Professional film crews are more often seen in Hollywood than northern Michigan, but when an international equestrian website was looking to create a new promotional video for horse lovers this summer, they knew exactly who to call: Brek-n-Ridge Farm. Brek-n-Ridge Farm, a picturesque equine facility in Harbor Springs, is renowned for its riding lesson and summer camp programs, nurturing a love of horses and

building physical skills and confidence for students of all ages and experience. Owner Karin Reid Offield is not only an international competitor in the Olympic sport of dressage, but additionally is an experienced teacher of both youth and adults. Together with Kate Etherly, farm manager, instructor, and lifelong equestrian, their expertise has positively impacted future generations of equestrians. Two of their students, local rider Marjorie Boldt and

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her mother Laura Lenkey, became the stars of a new promotion for HorseShow. com, an online horse show, clinic, and coaching service with members located around the world representing a wide variety of horse breeds and disciplines and rider demographics. A professional film crew spent a full day at Brekn-Ridge Farm, taping a variety of scenes both on and off the horses. The video company, Skyward Visual, are based in Grand Rapids and Nick Dean

is their media director and managed the whole shoot. For more information about Brek-n-Ridge Farm, please visit For more information and to see the video visit

Week of December 19-25, 2012

ABOUT TOWN How to place your listings in this section • All events that appear in this section are open to the public. • Listings are limited generally to those events sponsored by not-for-profit, educational, religious, cultural, political or social institutions. • Information must be received in writing at the Harbor Light Newspaper office, 211 E. Third St., Harbor Springs, MI 49740, no later than Monday at noon for that week’s issue. Listings cannot be accepted by telephone. Fax listings accepted at (231) 526-7634. E-mail: •Please include the following: name of organization, type of activity, address and a brief description of the event.

At the Movies with Cynthia Morse Zumbaugh

Playing for Keeps With all the overlong and sometimes overly serious epics at the theater at this time of the year, I needed a break with a little mindless romantic comedy. Playing for Keeps fit the bill perfectly. Certainly this isn’t a great movie; if you ask me about it in six months, I probably won’t even remember the plot. But for a short respite from the seasonal hustle and bustle, it made me smile a couple of times. George (Gerard Butler) used to be a pro soccer player and a fairly self absorbed person, from what we can gather from his ex-wife’s (Jessica Biel) attitude. Now, with his lifestyle altered, he moves to Virginia to be near his son, Lewis (wonderfully played by Noah Lomax.) He goes to one of Lewis’ soccer practice and is appalled at the combination of apathy and ignorance of the game displayed by the coach. George steps in and instructs the kids and soon he finds himself drafted into the position. Working with the kids isn’t a problem, but the parents are. Between the apparently sex-starved soccer moms and the pushy rich father who thinks money does buy everything, the position is far more difficult than George envisioned. The father (smarmily played by Dennis Quaid) boasts of his mistresses and has no trouble doling out money to be certain his untalented offspring are given breaks and he finds some reflected glory by befriending an ex-sports figure. Catherine Zeta Jones is the shark of a mom offering career help, Uma Thurman is Quaid’s neglected wife and Judy Greer is just a mess of a woman who wants not just sex but also affirmation of her worth. They overwhelm George immediately and his boring life is now beyond hectic. Meanwhile, he tries to mend his broken relationship with his son and the only woman who appeals to him, his exwife, soon to be married to another man. Much of this plays like a flatter version of Liar Liar, with Dad disappointing both Mom and Son, sometimes because of his selfishness, sometimes because of reasons beyond his control. Rated PG 13, there is implied sex, some sexual conversations and some profanity, nothing major but this is not a story that younger children would enjoy anyway.

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hour from 10 am to noon. Free Ice Skating Games Saturdays from 1-3 pm. Sat, Jan 5: Speed races. For more information on all events call the Ice Rink 231-526-0610.

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Holiday Collage Band Concert for the Community, 1:00 pm; Thurs, Dec 20, Holiday Collage Band Concert, 7:00 pm. All concerts will be held at the Performing Arts Center.

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NCMC’s Nursing and Allied Health Faculty will hold information sessions, on Wednesday, January 23, February 20 and March 20 at 4 pm to explain the process for admission into the college’s highly competitive nursing and allied health career programs. The sessions will be in Room 122 of the college’s main administration/classroom building on the Petoskey campus. Anyone planning to apply for these programs is strongly encouraged to attend one of these informational sessions.

Crooked Tree Arts Center Crooked Tree Arts Center is presenting their “Jazz in January” concert with Jazz quarter Mind’s Eye , featuring the award winning jazz vocals of Edye Evans-Hyde on Saturday January 12 at 8:00 pm at the Crooked Tree Arts Center. Mind’s Eye plays contemporary jazz with an edge. Tickets are available online at www. or by calling 231-347-4337

Crooked Tree Arts Center 8th Annual Holiday Bazaar, run through Wednesday, December 19 with artwork for sale created by 63 area artists. Gallery hours are Mon-Fri, 9-5; Wed 10-5; Sat 10-4. Closed Dec 22 - re-open Jan 3. Arts Center is located in downtown Petoskey on Mitchell St.

BlissFest Concert Series, Solstice Show with Seth and May, Breathe Owl Breathe and others. Sunday, Dec 23 at 7 pm at the Arts Center. For more info, 231348-7047.

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Holiday hours for NCMC: The college gym and fitness center, on the Petoskey campus

will be open over the holiday break with limited hours. The facilities in the Student and Community Resource Center Harbor Springs Ice Rink is are open Sat, Dec 22 , 8 am-5 hosting Dinner and a Movie pm;; Sun, Dec 23, 10 an-5 pm; Nights, throughout the winand Thurs through Sun, Dec State St., Harbor Springs ter.Those 1030 planning to attend 27-30, 8 am to 5 pm. The gym should arrive at the ice rink and fitness center will be closed no later than 5:20 pm, pizza Dec 24-26, 31, Jan 1 and 2. Call will be ordered at 5:30. Movie starts at 6:00Sunday pm Cost for Pizza 12-10 • 231-439-6370 Mon 11-9 for more info. The college, including the li$3.00; Movie is free. Movie for 11-10 • 11-11 brary, college store and student Friday,Tues-Wed January : Journey to the•Thur-Sat services will be closed Fri, Dec Center of the Earth; January 11 21 thru Wed, Jan 2. All offices - Journey 2: Mysterious Island. except the library will reopen Free Ice Skating Lessons will be Jan 3 at 8:30 am. The library will offered Saturday Mornings this reopen on Jan 7. winter Beginner and Intermediate lessons offered every half

2013 Winter Education Series Ice Breakers, begin Thursday, January 10. Topic: Deep-Water Spawner: Unique Lake Trout Strain found in Elk Lake, presenter Jory Jonas Research biologist.. All sessions are held from Noon-1:00 pm at Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, 426 Bay Street, Downtown Petoskey. These events are free and open to the public. Feel free to bring a lunch, coffee with Pre-regissauce and snack provided. tration required (limited to 15 per session) Call 231-347-1181. (Limited Time Offer) Next in the series Thursday, Jan 24, Inland Waterway Walleye Study.

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Books and More Community Stitch, an open knitting/crochet group that brings people together to work on projects that help others in our community. All levels and ages are welcome. The group meets at the Harbor Springs Library on Tuesdays at 12:30 pm. Call (231)526-2531 or visit for more information.

Spanish Speaking Group, for anyone interested in practicing their Spanish speaking and listening skills are welcome to join us at the Harbor Springs Library on Thursdays at 5:00pm. No meeting on December 27. All abilities and ages are welcome to attend this informal conversation group. Call 526-2531 or visit www.harborspringslibrary. org for more information.

Film Screening, Movies will be shown at the library on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7:30pm. All movies are free and open to the public. Please visit our website www. for more information and future movie listings. Jan 10 movie: The Beasts of the Southern Wild; Jan 24: Crash. The Library will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Open 10 am-1 pm Dec. 24.

The Petoskey District Library patrons and staff are excited about the new Wednesday hours, at the Library starting on January 2, 2012. With the passage of millages in Bear Creek and Resort Townships for Library operational support, the Library was able to re-open on Wednesdays with expanded hours, 10 am-7 pm. Join the fun on January 2 for a day of celebration: enter to win gift certificates to local businesses; fresh baked cookies served ; 2:30 special pre-school story time; 4 pm musical chairs to win books; 5:45 showcase presentation of Reader’s Theater (ART),

Arts Petoskey Film Theater, will NOT be showing movies this week - taking a short Christmas break. The next movie will be on Friday, December 28. Will send an email next week to let you know what the movie will be. Have a wonderful holiday; look forward to seeing you at the movies! Craig Stutzky.. For more information on upcoming films call the PFT Movie Hotline at 758-3108,

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Music and Dance Ballroom Dance of Northern Michigan, meets every Tuesday night at Bay Tennis & Fitness off M-119 On Woodview Dr., Harbor Springs. A one-hour group lesson begins at 7 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 231-3471426.

Church Chili-Cook-Off Fundraiser, Friday, January 4 beginning at 6:30 pm, at Holy Childhood Community Hall. Come sample from area cooks as they compete for the best CHILI UP NORTH. Proceeds from the chili cook-off and silent auction will help our young adults from the Catholic Communities of L’Arbre Croche who will be going on a pilgrimage to Rio De Janeiro in July for World Youth Day. Ticket price, $5.00 for adults; $20 for family.

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

On the fourth Sunday of Advent, December 23, the Reverend Jim Pollard will preach at the 10 am worship service. The Chancel Choir will sing. Guest harpist Alizabeth Nowland will play both gathering music and a selection for the offertory. On Monday evening, candlelight Christmas Eve services will be held at 5:00 and 9:00 pm. The early service includes activities for young children; the second service will feature music by the chancel Choir and soloist Mary D. Bowman. For more information visit www.fpchs. org or call 526-7332. First Presbyterian Church Harbor Springs is located at the corner of W. Lake and Cemetery Roads and is completely handicapaccessible.

At the Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, on the 4th Sunday of Advent, Dec 23 at 11 am, Pastor Mary Sweet’s message will be “The Light of Love”. The Chancel choir will be singing special music with Sunday School offered for children. Christmas Eve will offer two different services. The 7 pm family service features The Chancel Choirs’ cantata, and a special children’s time with Pastor Mary. The 11 pm service will be a time of candlelight, scriptures and carols with Holy Communio offered. Both services will end with the lighting of candles and singing “Silent Night”. All are welcome to attend services.. Please call 526-2414 for more information.

Stutsmanville Chapel, AWANA CLUBS meet on Wednes-

days 6 – 7:30 p.m. with Bible Clubs for 3 year olds – 6th graders Sunday morning worship service is held at 9:30 a.m. Nursery for 1 – 3 year 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 and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the church.

Farmers Market Harbor Springs, Farmers Market, is open 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.

Boyne City Farmers Market, is being held in the Red Barn, Park St, next to the Boyne District Library, every Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Charlevoix’s Farmers Market, held every Thursday from 9 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 December 21 and Dec.28 as the College is closed for the holidays.For more information visit

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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

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Community Resources Women’s Resource Center, of Northern Michigan (WRCNM) provides free counseling and support services to victims of crime including victims of sexual assault, domestic abuse, child abuse, child sexual assault and adults molested when they were children. Services also provided to victims of elder abuse, hate crimes, economic abuse/fraud, robbery, DUI/DWI crashes, and survivors of a homicide victim. Support services include crisis counseling, individual counseling, support groups, trauma therapy (EMDR), play therapy for children, safety planning, advocacy on behalf of survivors and resources/referrals. The WRCNM can assist in filing victim compensation claims with the Michigan Department of Community Health. If you or someone you care about has been a victim of crime, contact the WRCNM administrative office at (231)347-0067.

Planned Parenthood, of West and Northern Michigan provides complete gyn exams, breast exams and Pap tests for women of all ages; pregnancy tests; counseling and provision of birth control supplies; including emergency contraception, testing and treatment for vaginal, urinary and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV testing. Services are confidential, affordable, and provided by women clinicians. Medicaid/PlanFirst! and MC/ VISA accepted. Open Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri; some evenings. Planned Parenthood, 1003 Spring St, Petoskey. (231)347-9692.

The Harbor Springs Library, will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. It will be open from 10 am-1 pm on December 24 and December 31. Regular 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 available to the public. Library is located in downtown Harbor Springs at the corner of Spring and Main St. Please go to www. or call (231)526-2531 for more information.

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

Volunteer Opportunities Volunteers needed to do taxes for Seniors and Lowincome families, Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) offers free tax preparation at sites in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. You will help low-income residents, families, seniors and those with disabilities by preparing and filing their basic tax returns and helping them apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Care Credit, Homestead Credit and Home Heating Credit. If interested in this volunteer opportunity, contact Roger Suppes 231-9473780 or

American Red Cross, is looking for individuals who are interested in serving on its Board of Directors or in other leadership roles. The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Contact or 231-947-3200 Ext. 205 for more information.

Char-Em United Way, is looking for a responsible, skilled volunteer that will commit to working with us on a regular basis. We need someone to assist during our biggest volunteer events like Project Connect, Day of Action, Stuff the Bus, and Day of Caring. Responsibilities will include scheduling volunteers, soliciting for in-kind donations, party planning, and administering our Volunteer Connections program. The skilled volunteer needs to be good with people, comfortable


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with crowds, multitasks, and organized. The Ideal volunteer would have a flexible daily schedule, and minimal administration experience. Able to work with minimal supervision, reliable transportation, and computer savvy. If interested, contact Char-Em United Way at 487-1006.

Junior Achievement, provides Personal Finance and Economic Education Programs in K-12 classrooms. Programs on financial literacy are presented by volunteers using professionally prepared materials. Prep time takes 45-60 minutes. Each program consists of 5-6 presentations in existing classrooms during the school day. There are many locations throughout Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. Contact Mark Pankner, District Manager, (231)582-4660

Sponsor a Blood Drive, if your business or group has 25 people committed to donate blood at your site, your Red Cross rep can help you run a successful blood drive. The business or group secures the refreshments (cookies & juice minimum) for donors, distributing posters, fliers provided by the American Red Cross, scheduling donor appointments and providing volunteer help the day of the blood drive (including unload/ set-up and tear-down/reload. To get things rolling, please contact your northwest lower Michigan representative Biz Bauer (231) 347-5984.

The Women’s Resource Center, needs volunteers to directly support survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. To volunteer for this opportunity or to see more volunteer opportunities go to the Char-Em United Way website: volunteerconnections or call (231)487-1006.

Volunteers are needed, that are dedicated to education and early childhood development through reading, tutoring and mentoring. Readers, mentors, and tutors will be placed at various locations throughout Charlevoix and Emmet counties. All volunteers will be trained by Char-Em ISD’s Literacy Consultants, with United Way leading the recruitment efforts and providing support. To volunteer for this opportunity or to see more volunteer opportunities go to the Char-Em United Way website tinyurl. com/volunteerconnections or call (231)487-1006.

Regional Mackinaw City 20th Annual Winterfest Weekend, January 17-20. Events include amateur snow carving, sleigh rides, poker walk, chili cook-off, euchre tournament, Mackinaw Pepsi International Outhouse Race at 2 pm Saturday, and other fun activities for kids and adults at the Citiy Marina open space. Some events subject to weather conditions.. 888-4558100; info@mackinawchamber. com

Raven Hill Discovery Center, connects children and adults with science, history and the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both indoors and outdoors. The center has scheduled fun for the holiday season and will be open thru January 6, except Christmas and New Year’s days. Cost of


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CLIMB, is a program through Harbor McLaren-Northern Michigan to provide emotional support to children (ages 5-12) who have a parent or other loved one diagnosed with cancer. Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery. Through CLIMB, art and play activities help children to understand and develop coping skills. For more information or to enroll a child in the CLIMB program, please contact Amy Juneau, at (231)487-4015.

Thursday: Sushi Night Friday: Bo Ssam Saturday: Prime Rib or Beef Sunday: Roast Beef Hash and Poached Eggs The Bistro Menu is back for the winter. Check our Facebook page for the current menu and updates.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, is a support group for custodial relative caregivers of children. The group meets on the fourth Monday of the month, January through November, from 6– 7:30 at the Petoskey Friendship Center, 1322 Anderson Rd.Childcare is available during meetings by reservation: please call (231)347-3211 or (888) 3470369, x29.

Juvenile Diabetes, parent support group meetings will be held the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. starting in January at La Senorita in Petoskey. Direct questions to Marcia Vandermus, (231)526-9705..

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Jazz in January at Crooked Tree Arts Center North Central Michigan College to hold nursing Crooked Tree Arts Center is presenting their “Jazz in January” concert, January 12th, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. Taking the

Edye Evans-Hyde will be performing with Mind’s Eye as part of a “Jazz in January” concert being held at Crooked Tree Arts Center on January 12. (Courtesy

stage is Jazz quartet Mind’s Eye, featuring the award winning jazz vocals of Edye Evans-Hyde. Mind’s Eye plays contemporary jazz with an edge. The members of Mind’s Eye are some of the most in-demand musicians in the Midwest and they are also composers and university instructors. Mind’s Eye has performed at the Montreux International, Detroit/Montreux/Ford, and Flint/King Cobra Jazz Festivals, to name a few. Edye Evans-Hyde is the 2011 West Michigan Jazz Society Musician of the Year and has been singing jazz, blues and pop music for over 30 years in West Michigan, Los Angeles, Asia and Europe. Edye has shared the stage with

world renowned blues singer Linda Hopkins, pop singer Michael Bolton, Maria Muldaur, actress Connie Stevens, the late Ray Charles and Cuban trumpet player, Arturol Sandoval. Edye’s theatrical performances have included principal roles in Dream Girls, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Smokey Joe’s Café, Little Shop of Horrors, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, and Ragtime. Crooked Tree Arts Center’s “Jazz in January” with Mind’s Eye featuring Edye EvansHyde, will take place January 12, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available online at www. or by calling (231) 347-4337.

and allied health informational sessions North Central Michigan College’s nursing and allied health faculty will hold information sessions on Wednesday, January 23, February 20 and March 20 at 4 p.m. to explain the process for admission into the college’s highly competitive nursing and allied health career programs. The sessions will be in Room 122 of the college’s main administration/ classroom building on the Petoskey campus. Anyone planning to apply for the nursing or allied health programs is strongly encour-

aged to attend one of these informational sessions. The information on prerequisites will be particularly important for those applying for the fall 2013 program. North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey. Through its University Center partnerships, students can take courses leading to certificates, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from participating universities. North Central’s Corporate and Community Education

offers workforce training, professional development seminars, and personal interest workshops. In addition to its main campus in Petoskey,North Central offers classes, academic advising, testing and other services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central is a MilitaryFriendly School committed to providing a supportive environment for military students.


North Central Michigan College to offer ‘Family Fun and Fitness Nights’ The North Central Michigan College gym and fitness center will offer several fitness and fun activities for families of all ages. Activities will be in the Student and Community Resource Center gymnasium on the Petoskey campus. On the first Monday of each month, starting January 7 at 5 p.m., families are invited to Family Fun and Fitness Night. Activities will include soccer, basketball, volleyball and Eclipse Ball. There will be appropriate toys and tumbling mats for toddlers and an obstacle course for children ages 7 to 11. The fitness staff will be available to help parents and their children with all activities. Participants should wear suitable gym clothing and clean, dry shoes. Family Fun and Fitness Nights are also scheduled on

February 4, March 4, April 1 and May 6, 2013. Cost is $5 per family and includes all activities and light refreshments. There will be a pickleball workshop on Friday, January 18, 2013. The workshop will include two sessions, from 10-11 a.m. for beginners, and from 11 a.m. to noon for intermediate to advanced students. Northern Michigan’s National Champion, Carolyn Ebbinghaus, will lead the instructional sessions. She will also have an assortment of paddles, balls and other equipment available. Carolyn recently won the 2012 National Women’s Singles 50+ division Pickleball Championship. She has also won a silver medal in women’s doubles at the national tournament in Arizona. Participants will learn the

skills and drills of pickleball, a game similar to tennis played on a volleyball court with a wiffle ball and paddle. The game offers all of the skill and strategy of tennis with less running. Invented in 1965, the sport combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. The cost of the workshop is $5 for currently enrolled students and $10 for nonstudents. All equipment will be furnished. Participants should wear suitable gym clothing and clean, dry shoes. Call (231)439-6370 for information and to reserve your place in class.

Now reopen for the holidays! THE DEPOT CLUB & RESTAURANT

join us for chef bob vala’s perch dinner every friday from 5 pm - 10 pm $21 adults/$11 children for reservations: 231.242.4233

Tis’ the season... Holiday cheer of the most adorable variety recently took the stage at the Performing Arts Center as elementary school students sang their favorite songs of the season The last two holiday concerts include the Collage Concert for the Community on Wednesday, December 19 at 1 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, and the Holiday Collage Concert on Thursday, December 20 at 7 p.m. Both concerts will feature the High School Concert Band, Glee Club, and Jazz Band. (Harbor Light photos by Mark Flemming)


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Monday, December 31 | Prix Fixe Dinner from 6 PM to 10 PM Featuring Dave Cisco | $75 per person | Reservations: 231.242.4233


Corn & Crab Chowder Warmed Goat Cheese Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Live Maine Lobster or 8oz Center Cut Filet Mignon or Lobster Stuffed Filet Mignon Cranberry & White Mousse Bombe or Pistachio Cake with Cherry Cream & Almond Brittle or Fromage Sample 111 W. BAY STREET | MON-SUN, 5-10 PM | DEPOTCLUBHS.COM




Raw Bar Served Tableside Oysters Rockefeller, Ceviche, Stone Crab







New Year’s Eve at Stafford’s Pier Celebrate and welcome 2013 with your friends at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant! Pointer Room: 5 to 9 pm We will be serving an la carte holiday menu with entrées starting at $24.95. Chart Room: 5 to 9 pm Enjoy our a la carte family-friendly holiday menu starting at $15.95. Make your reservations today, 231-526-6201.

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Week of December 19-25, 2012



A Harbor Springs Landmark since 1972 NEW 5366 Snowmass Trail: Year around home in the heart of Michigan’s finest ski slopes and golf courses. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, central air, mud room with storage closets, garage, paved drive and fully furnished at a reduced price. Don’t miss this one! (MLS# 422096) $161,900

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) $239,000

8598 Cedar Creek Drive, Petoskey: Great ranch style home on a private lot in a quiet neighborhood. This home features an open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, large main floor master suite, large rear deck overlooking the creek, finished basement, with lots of storage and an attached 2½-car garage. (MLS# 435539) $189,900


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

1643 Broken Bow: Perched on a ridge, the open floor plan and extensive amount of glass give you the feeling that you are outside. Home has been updated nicely including: kitchen, baths, paint, carpet and flooring, roof, heating and air-conditioning - over $150,000 was spent. This is a wonderful home at a good price. (MLS# 435116) $199,900

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

8516 & 8520 Mink Road: Great opportunity for a small business, this 2-sided unit is centrally located just off M-119 between Petoskey and Harbor Springs. Both sides are nicely finished and ready for you to move you business in. Use both suites or sublet one! One side has been running as a hair studio and comes fully equipped with stations. The side is broken into 4 small offices and has a nice reception area. (MLS# 435146) $94,900



Crooked River – 6320 River St., Alanson: Unique opportunity to own 185’ of commercial frontage on the Crooked River, part of Northern Michigan’s Inland Waterway. Wonderful corner lot zoned B-1. Great site for development possibilities. Property includes 11 covered boat slips as well as some open dockage and a commercial building. (MLS #425757) $275,000

5945 Cummings Lane: Custom-built home w/spectacular views of Charlevoix, Beaver Island & sunsets. Large living room (cathedral ceiling, fireplace, oak floors & floating spiral staircase) opens onto a good sized deck that overlooks Lake Michigan. Master bedroom w/private view side deck, spacious closet & large bath plus 3 guest bedrooms. Short walk to shared beach. (MLS #432791) $599,000

146 Snyder: Location and charm describes this home perfectly. What fun it is to have an older Harbor home but the comfort of all modern conveniences. Lovingly cared for by the owners and in excellent condition to just move right the perfect neighborhood to enjoy all that Harbor Springs has to offer. Excellent rental history. (MLS# 435572) $198,000

410 W. Fourth St.,: Attractive updated home in a quiet Harbor Springs neighborhood just a few blocks from the beach, docks and downtown. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 2½ baths, upscale kitchen, large rooms and porches, hot tub, private deck, 2½ car garage - all in very good condition. (MLS# 435426) $749,000

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

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



358 Church: Charming Harbor Springs home in a quiet assocaition in town - 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths, large sunny kitchen and dining, expansive deck for entertaining, full basement; quite new and in excellent condition. (MLS# 435525) $598,000

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

7784 Crump Road: Spectacular hilltop setting with views of Crooked Lake, Round Lake, Pickerel Lake, and Lake Michigan. This beautiful home features: main floor master suite, spacious family room, wood floors, fireplace, AND a two bedroom, 1 bath apartment above the garage (MLS# 433296) $429,000

298 Winter Park: Spacios home next to Nubs Nob ski slopes with 4 bedrooms, 2½ baths, fireplace, central air, full finished lower level, deck, 2-car garage, paved drive and fully furnished. (MLS# 430970) $239,000

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# 434006) $99,900




609 E. Main St.: Main Street living in a very nice home on a large, private lot. The main house features a well-done main floor living space with separate quarters on the second floor. The large 3-car garage is very well-built and has another guest unit above with galley kitchen. The property also has a 1-bedroom guest cabin that has been well maintained. This is a very unique opportunity for large families or couples who have frequent guests. $606,000. (MLS# 435535) Or being offered fully furnished for $639,000.

381 Winter Park: Located at the base of Nubs Nob ski area, this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home features 1,950 square feet of living area. Walkout lower level with wrap around deck, family room and some furnishinigs. (MLS# 431774) $149,900

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. (MLS# 434101) $249,900

7350 Maple River Road: The perfect cabin in the woods. Fieldstone fireplace, Cypress floors, lots of natural wood trim, cathedral ceilings and in excellent condition. Located on a secluded 17.4 acre parcel. An easy drive to golf, skiing, Petoskey, Harbor Springs and the Pellston Airport. Being sold furnished. (MLS# 434611) $429,000

3255 Vorce Road: Nestled on a wooded ridge overlooking Lake Michigan sits the “Hart Haus”, a 6900 square foot custom home/family getaway. Features include Aga range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Bosh dishwashers and includes all furniture, bedding, silverware, pots, pans, etc. Plenty of room for family and guests with 5 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths, sauna and masseuse room, fireplace, air conditioned, dog kennel and dog run all on 100 acres of woods and trails. (MLS #434504) $890,000

NEW 3864 Douglas Court: A lovely home in a quiet setting close to town. This attractive four bedroom house has been wonderfully maintained and features hardwood floors, granite counters, large pantry off kitchen, fireplace, spacious deck, and walk-out lower level. (MLS# 434471) $349,000

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

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 #435055) $219,000

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

Unit #123 Unit #115 Unit #65 Unit #107 Unit #69 Unit #114 Unit #142 Unit #131 Unit #25 Unit #133

3 bedrooms + loft – 2 baths 3 bedrooms – 2 baths 2 bedrooms - 2 baths 2 bedrooms – 2 baths 2 bedrooms + loft – 2 baths 2 bedrooms – 2 baths 2 bedrooms – 2 baths 2 bedrooms – 2 baths 1 bedroom – 1 bath 2 bedrooms – 2 baths

$169,000 $159,900 $97,000 $102,000 $169,000 $99,900 $114,900 $97,500 $69,900 $125,000



531 Pine St.: Live close to downtown and walk to the local shops, restaurants or the City beach. With 600 sq ft of modestly appointed living space, your carbon footprint just can’t get much smaller. This turn of the Century bungalo has a long rental history. (MLS# 435543) $89,000

440 Glenn Drive: Wonderfully decorated home in ‘like new’ condition. Three bedrooms, three baths, large private patio. Wooded setting close to downtown - easy bike ride or walk. Very private! Furnishings available for purchase. Must be seen to be appreciated. (MLS# 432772) $665,000


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. 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

287 Loveland: Spacious chalet on two lots near Nubs Nob. Three bedrooms, 3 baths, stone fireplace, sauna, apartment with a full bath above the large two-car garage and more make this a great winter or summer getaway. Enjoy the convenience of being near skiing, snowmobiling, and golf. (MLS #424444) $228,500

Featured Rental

Unit #21 Unit #85 Unit #147 Unit #84 Unit #129 Unit #105 Unit #35 Unit #140 Unit #55 Unit #4

2 bedrooms – 1 bath 2 bedrooms + loft 2 baths 2 bedrooms - 2½ baths 2 bedrooms - 2 baths 3 bedrooms - 2 baths 2 bedrooms - 2 baths 2 bedrooms – 1 bath 2 bedrooms - 2 baths 1 bedroom - 1 bath 3 bedrooms-2½ baths

$94,500 $112,000 $109,000 $ 99,000 $139,900 $159,900 $ 99,000 $129,900 $69,900 $129,900

Beautiful log home on Lake Huron! 6 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, plus 2 Powder Rooms Sleeps 12 Available by the week, month or year!


(231) 526-9671 163 E. Main Street | Harbor Springs

Call one of our real estate professionals for information on these & other properties. Dave Olson Sam DeCamp Kevin Olson Penny McCready

Barb Harbaugh Jim Hart Jan Parsons

Andrew Bowman John Baker Heidi Kresnak

Tom Graham Carolyn Sutherland Bob Humphrey Will Baker

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