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Celebrating our Dark Sky Resident and dark sky enthusiast Mary Adams shares her night vision

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By KATE BASSETT and DANIELLE McINTOSH Harbor Light Newspaper

It may have been a green-- not white-- Christmas, but holiday cheer throughout the month of December was as festive as always in northern Michigan. Despite the lack of snow (and temperatures that seemed more akin to mud season than winter), merchants and restaurants still fared well, thanks to a combination of folks dedicated to shopping locally and an in-flux of visitors ready to take advantage of area resorts’ snowmaking skills. “It’s so exciting to know that people intentionally shopped locally this year,” said Stephanie Baker, a Harbor Springs photographer and graphic designer who volunteers her time coordinating the “Show Your Love” shop local campaign. Baker’s campaign has spread throughout Harbor Springs and Petoskey downtowns, celebrating how supporting locally-owned businesses keeps communities vibrant and strong. -CONTINUED on page 8.

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Sky Park. How did you help get the designation? Why is it such a cool thing for Emmet County? The designating body for Dark Sky Parks is the International Dark Sky Association in Tucson, AZ. I was made aware of this organization through the Petoskey Outdoor Lighting Forum. In 2006, the OLF recognized my efforts to raise awareness about the night sky by awarding Our inability to ‘see’ the stars, as a


is not only because of light pollution,

dream and to tell stories and believe that we are connected to the stars it is because we lose the courage to

me the Gary R. Williams “Dark Sky Advocate of the Year Award.” I had moved permanently to Northern Michigan in 2002 and had been working for several years with students at local schools and in area youth camps, as well as writing occasionally for the paper and lecturing at North Central Community College about the night sky, why it matters and how it is disappearing. As a result of the award, I found a community of people dedicated to protecting the night sky, and while each carried their own interest in why it is important, there was definitely consensus that a beautiful night sky enhances the quality of life in the area where the star shine is protected from light pollution and light trespass. Out of shared interest with this group, it was decided that I would lead the initiative to get IDA recognition of our area as a dedicated

Dark Sky Place. I presented my intentions to the Emmet County Board of Commissioners in 2009 and they rose up in unanimous support. They’ve been exceptionally supportive of this initiative throughout the process, and their enthusiasm about what can come is really exciting. The Headlands is one of many gorgeously dark sky places throughout Emmet County, and having it recognized in the international dark sky community brings a

School District: Board to review pool

options, sinking fund ballot, tech tools and finances at meeting Jan. 9

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> Upcoming meetings of local municipal and community groups in January

To stay connected with what’s going Wonderful, Warm on at both the county and Winter Wear city level, here’s a list of the month’s area up185 E. Main • 526-9780 coming municipal and committee HARBOR SPRINGS meetings. Note, this is the current list of scheduled meetings. Be sure to confirm the meeting with the organization if you plan to attend.

By KATE BASSETT Harbor Light Newspaper

A new year brings new challenges, projects, and possibilities to the Harbor Springs School District, many of which will be discussed at the upcoming Board of Education meeting Monday, January 9. With results of a community report about the pool, gathered by HARBOR Inc., now in hand, superintendent Mark Tompkins said board members will begin the next steps in a long-term management process. “People generally want to keep it going, and that’s what we needed to know,” Tompkins said of the survey results. He indicated the report’s findings showed a majority of respondents were both interested in a potential “recreation authority” (encompassing more facilities than just the pool) and third party management of said authority. “HARBOR Inc. did a tremendous job gathering information,” Tompkins said. The partnership between the school district and the nonprofit area planning organization will likely end now that community -CONTINUED on page 4.

Mary Adams held Venus (left) and the moon in her hands during a visit to the Little Traverse Bay waterfront recently.

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Emmet County Road Commission A component unit of the county, manages county roads Next meeting: Thursday, January 5, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Boyne City Hall, 319 N. Lake Street, Boyne City The purpose of the meeting is to -CONTINUED on page 5.

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Harbor Springs teachers learned about potential technology tools for their classrooms during a “show and tell” with vendors on Tuesday, January 3. The tools will be purchased with money raised through the Technology and Transportation bond, passed by voters in November 2011.

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Editor’s note: When this area’s natural resources are described, woods, fields, and waters often take center stage. The largest resource of all-- the sky-- is rarely mentioned, likely taken for granted as a given that will always be there. So too, perhaps, are the human elements of our area’s “rich resources.” In this Q&A, we honor both the community’s night sky, and a local resident who has worked tirelessly to protect and celebrate it. Mary Adams is a storyteller, a star gazer, and a teacher, and her work to have Emmet County’s Headlands in Mackinaw City designated as an International Dark Sky Park brings the promise of night sky preservation for generations to come. Kate Bassett

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From Michigan Secretary of State’s Office Outdoor fun at Michigan’s state parks doesn’t stop when the snow starts flying. Parks across the state offer wintertime activities so Michigan motorists who have winter birthdays shouldn’t forget to buy a Recreation Passport when they renew their plate tabs or get a new plate, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and Department of Natural Resources Director Rodney Stokes reminded residents today. Many state parks offer snowmobiling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing opportunities, among other wintertime outdoor activities, and state boat launches let anglers find new ice-fishing spots. Select state parks offer winter camping opportunities in lodges and mini-cabins. “For many Michigan outdoor enthusiasts, winter is the best time of the year,” Johnson said. “I encourage people renewing their plate tab to help support our state’s exceptional parks by buying a Recreation Passport. For only $10, the natural wonder ofMichigan parks can be yours.” The Recreation Passport allows Michigan residents the option of paying an additional $10 per car or truck, or $5 per motorcycle when renewing a vehicle registration or registering a new vehicle. The letter “P” is printed on the vehicle tab of people who have bought theRecreation

Passport. The passport allows entry into all state parks, natural areas and boat launches for no additional cost and is valid for the entire time the license plate tab is. “Whether you enjoy lying on a sandy beach on a hot summer day or hitting the trails on skis when temperatures dip below zero, Michigan parks have something for you,” Stokes said. “No matter the season, the interest in the Recreation Passport has been incredible. But people who might have missed the opportunity to buy one the first time around now can get one when they renew their plates.” People without a Recreation Passport also are able to buy one when entering a state park. In its first year of existence, more than 24 percent of Michigan motorists participated in the Recreation Passport program, resulting in more than $18.8 million for state parks and state forest recreation programs. Out of the money raised, the Department of Natural Resources last month handed out almost $600,000 in grants to 24 local communities for recreational facilities. Motorists can renew plates for individually owned or leased cars, pickup trucks, vans and motorcycles up to six months before they expire. They can renew online, through the mail or at a Secretary of State office even if they have not received their renewal information in the mail.

To the Editor: I’m glad to see Juillerets will be coming back as a restaurant. A bistro along the lines of Lulu’s in Bellaire would make a great addition to the community. We have so few restaurants to choose from here, and little diversity would be wonderful. I think it would bring diners to town and help keep our residents in Harbor Springs. Juanita Sharpe

Keep it the same To the Editor: If I were Rob Mossburg, I would try to keep the new restaurant as much as possible like the old one, even possibly offering the same menu items and desserts. That is tradition and that’s what the people like. Jim Juilleret and Mike Miller know this. Change it up too much with that kind of investment and you are asking for trouble.If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it ! Jim Lipscomb

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Opportunity laced with responsibility To the Editor: I was bowled over when I read this news! It’s almost magical that all these changes are happening in Harbor at the same time - AND just when our newly formed Placemaking effort is in full swing. The removal of the tennis courts, the use of our depot as a restaurant, the possible elimination of the deer park and now a food establishment in Juillerets again are all opportunities to shape Harbor Springs for future generations. But it is an amazing opportunity laced with a huge dose of responsibility. I think it is vitally important that we embrace these changes to traditional Harbor Springs while fiercely protecting the flavor and ambiance of our town. In that vein, I do hope that Rob will consider a non”Cottage Company” look for Juillerets. I fear we are in danger of looking like a “Mackinaw Crossings” or some-such, with a number buildings in that style in town already. I personally would like to see Juillerts looking much like Juillerts on the outside, just

Correction An article in the Dec. 28, 2011 edition of the Harbor Light Newspaper on a recent Harbor Springs Planning Commission meeting noted a possible transportation pilot program in Harbor Springs. To clarify, the organization referred to as FEET is not a project of United Way, rather it is the Transportation work group of the Char-Em Human Services Coordinating Body. Read more at www.

spruced up a bit. And, I’d like to see a menu that is different from other offerings in town. We can get a good burger at a number of places already. I favor a menu reasonably priced to draw locals all year long and unique enough to draw people from all over our area- think Red Mesa Grill or Cafe Sante.

Whatever we do as we discuss this project and others, I hope we’ll try to think of our local population in equal proportion to our visitor population. Sheryl McCleery

Poetry American Life in Poetry BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE, 2004-2006

A wise friend told me that since the Age of Reason we’ve felt we had to explain everything, and that as a result we’ve forgotten the value of mystery. Here’s a poem by Lisel Mueller that celebrates mystery. Mueller is a Pulitzer Prize winning poet from Illinois.

Sometimes, When the Light Sometimes, when the light strikes at odd angles and pulls you back into childhood and you are passing a crumbling mansion completely hidden behind old willows or an empty convent guarded by hemlocks and giant firs standing hip to hip, you know again that behind that wall, under the uncut hair of the willows something secret is going on, so marvelous and dangerous that if you crawled through and saw, you would die, or be happy forever. American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine. It is also supported by the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Poem copyright ©1980 by Lisel Mueller, from her most recent book of poems, Alive Together: New and Selected Poems, Louisiana State University Press, 1996. Poem reprinted by permission of Lisel Mueller and the publisher. Introduction copyright ©2011 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.

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School board to review pool, financial options at meeting -CONTINUED from page 1. input has collected, and the Board of Education will look to future options for the pool. “About 60-percent of the respondents were in favor of a millage,” Tompkins said, adding “30-percent wanted more information.” HARBOR Inc. sampled more than 100 opinions, and noted a “90-percent” confidence level on the data being presented. Recently, the pool underwent some roof repairs and is currently in need of some “interior damage” repairs, Tompkins noted. During Monday’s meeting, the board will receive updates on these issues, as well as discuss what may come next in the process of finding a communityfunding solution for the pool.

District facility repairs, maintenance and upgrades will be on the regular monthly meeting agenda beyond just pool talk, as the board looks ahead to a potential renewal of the schools’ Building and Site Sinking Fund, up for renewal this spring. Part of the school election in May, the board must pass official ballot language for the sinking fund renewal by February. The current Building and Site Sinking Fund is 0.66 mills. While the Technology millage passed in November 2011, it is still a hot topic for school board members, and Tompkins said an update on the bond is expected during Monday’s meeting. “We just had a professional development day where nine vendors came in with tech-

nology tools to do a ‘show and tell’ with our teachers,” Tompkins said. The board will likely hear about favorite tools and ideas that were sparked by the vendors’ presentations. Tompkins said the Board of Education will hear an update about the district’s work with curriculum alignment and mapping, noting the subject-area teams of teachers are now moving into the most important phase of making changes within the classroom. “In the process, we’ve finished all the who-teaches-what-when work. Our curriculum mapping is now online and now we are moving into the question ‘where do we want to be?’” Each team of teachers will now come up with proposals

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als on how to accomplish it.” Tompkins added the school board has already set aside $150,000 for proposals (which will come from all curriculum content areas) that teachers will use for materials, training, and anything else their approved proposals request. “This process will take us through the next couple of years,” Tompkins said. “I’m very excited about it. We’ll move in small steps, but we’re moving forward on big ideas.” Those big ideas-- and even those small steps-- will of course be taken with the still-difficult financial picture in mind. The board will kick off its discussion of the 2012-2013 budget during Monday’s meeting, and while it will be an ongoing conversation throughout the next five months, there is no doubt the message is still one of cuts and smaller revenues with increased expenditures. The district will also host Bill Wiechmann, Pleasant-

view Township supervisor, during their Monday, January 9 meeting, to answer questions about the recent Boyne tax tribunal settlement. The settlement, which requires the school district to repay Boyne some $400,000, will also mean around $150,000 less in revenue a year for the district, based on current taxable values. “We know we have to write the check, and we will,” Tompkins said. “We just have some questions we need answered first. We want to make sure we fully understand all the whowhat-where-how-and-whys of this decision.” The Harbor Springs Board of Education meets in the Middle School Large Group Instruction Room on Monday, January 9, at 7 p.m. Agendas for school board meetings, as well as the minutes of previous meetings, are posted on the school district’s website,


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select federal-aid road and transit projects under for Emmet, Charlevoix, Antrim, and Kalkaska Counties Headquarters location: 2265 E Hathaway Rd, Harbor Springs Emmet County Board of Commissioners The governing body for the County of Emmet, exercising legislative and administrative functions Next meeting: Thursday, January 12 at 6 p.m. Meetings are held at the Emmet County Courthouse Board of Commissioners Room, located at 200 Division St. Petoskey Emmet County Building: (231) 348-1702 Emmet County Planning Commission The commission’s primary role is to mandate use of land and is responsible for regulating any building or use of land in consistency with zoning codes. Next meeting: Thursday, January 5 at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are held at the Emmet County Courthouse Board of Commissioners Room, located at 200 Division St. Petoskey Emmet County Building: (231) 348-1702 City of Harbor Springs City council is responsible for the policy and laws of the city. They have oversight over all city operations are the only municipality that can make changes to city code or zoning codes. Next meeting: Monday, January 17 at 7 p.m. All meetings will be at the City Council Chambers, at City Hall, 160 Zoll Street, unless otherwise posted. City Hall of Harbor Springs: (231)526-2104 Harbor Springs Planning Commission The commission’s primary role is to mandate use of land and is responsible for regulating any building or use of land in consistency with zoning codes that fall under the city’s Master Plan. Next meeting: Thursday, January 19 at 6 p.m. All meetings will be at the City Council Chambers, at City Hall, 160 Zoll Street, unless otherwise posted. City Hall of Harbor Springs: (231)526-2104 Downtown Development Authority The DDA exsist to promote and improve the downtown district developed under state law. They have the ability to take action for improvement -- from physical improvements to funding sources and more.

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Harbor Springs...Now and Then Musings, memories & news about you By CYNTHIA MORSE ZUMBAUGH | 231.526.7842 Recent conversations about a possible new restaurant made me stop and try to remember some of the restaurants in the area that have come and gone. Downtown, of course, was anchored by Juillerets and Johnsons on either side of State Street. Juillerets was open for about half the year, selling their famous fare, and Mert Johnson served three meals a day, year round. I can still taste those pies; the lady is incomparable. Legend has it that Dick Barkley and Jerry Hoffman and some other local fellas had their own keys to put the coffee on in the morning if they arrived before Mert; can’t testify to the validity of that but the concept makes me smile. Also downtown was the Dinner Bell, located on the corner where Graham Real Estate is now. Down the street was the Dairy Bar, a popular teen hangout which burned to the ground, and around the corner on Bay Street, down from Bar Harbor, you would find the Snack Bar. Out of town, you had the

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Club Ponytail, not really a The was located where restaurant, later on the general area was also home to the Teddy Griffin’s is now. Later, when I worked Golden Horseshoe but they there, it was the and we wore weren’t really known for their food, either. adorable little western skirts with red fringe and All I remember is hearing a gun belt with cap guns and it was wonderful about the “red garter girls;” I family fare. can’t tell you much else about the place. Teddy Griffin then opened Duffy’s; later that which became The Flying prior to closing. Next came became Hoppies, Boomers Dutchman before going Chimney Corners which beand then Club Manitou be- through several other names came Country Hearth which fore making the transition to to arrive at Tapparooneys become La Margarita which township hall. The Ski View Lodge was located where Teddy Griffin’s is now. Later, when I worked there, it was the Rustlers’ Den and we wore adorable little western skirts with red fringe Loving husband, dedicated father, devoted son, and the very and a gun belt with cap guns best kind of friend, passed away Monday, December 26, 2011, and it was wonderful family in Ann Arbor, MI, at the age of 48 from colorectal cancer. fare. Arlette Rudniak was an Francis, of Ann Arbor and Roaring Brook, fought his illness outstanding cook. It then with bravery, great will, and humor, just as he did all things in became The Den, with an life. He will be terribly, terribly missed. He is survived by his emphasis on entertainment wife, Wendy Chapman, and children Jasper and Lucie Hanifi, rather than food, then Villa and Ian Clark. He is also survived by his parents, Frances and Marie, owned by the Bertoc- James Kochensparger of Harbor Springs, and Richard Clark chis. Happily, Teddy Griffin and Barbara Bruser of Beverly Hills, California. A memorial in celebration of Francis’ life will be held at Nie and his golden restaurant touch bought the property Funeral Home, 3767 West Liberty Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 on Monday, January 16, at 3:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donaand the rest is history. Going out along the shore, tions may be made to Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Drive, I’m told there was a restaurant Ann Arbor, MI 48103, Francis’ loving and dedicated caregivers near the Harbor Point Golf in the last few weeks of his life. Course, I’m not sure of the name or history of that. The restaurant at the Birchwood Inn was replaced by the Arbo- Robert G. Wilderotter of Harbor Springs, Michigan, died peaceretum, most recently known fully at home on December 25, 2011. He was 93. Born and as Lorenzos. Just South of raised in Newark, NJ, Mr. Wilderotter was the son of the late Good Hart, you could find Charles and Augusta (Hepp) Wilderotter. He was a graduate the Hemlock House and a few of St. Peter’s Grammar School and St. Benedict’s Preparatory years and miles later, there School where he was the Drum Major of the St. Benedict’s Brecken and Bunter Regentin was a wonderful little fam- Band. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from start 2012 with a new book. ily establishment at the KOA Villanova University, Class of 1940, and was in the midst of We read campground just south of graduate studies at Seton Hall University when he was drafted Between the Covers! Cross Village on M-119. Com- and sent to OCS. Open Mon-Sat 10-9 & Sun: 11-4 An Army veteran of WW II, he was initially with the 4th ing back down State Road, 152 East Main, Harbor Springs 231.526.6658 Armored Division as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1942 but was pulled The Crow’s Nest was the Crow to form a Cadre of the 16th before being sent to Europe, evenBar (I loved the shuffleboard tually moving into position with Patton’s Third Army. He was game) and you could cross honorably discharged as a Captain, Cavalry in October, 1945. over to the Lark’s Lake Bar, Bob married the former Eileen Marie Barry on March 23, a.k.a The Moosejaw Junction 1943. After the war they lived in Bloomfield, NJ, and then for a burger. In Stutsmanville, moved to Short Hills while maintaining a summer home in The Fish began its existence Avon-by-the-Sea. Always in the furniture business, he was a as the Blue Corn Grill. buyer for Wanamaker’s and Hathaway’s in NYC and then owned Going toward Petoskey, O! say can you see by the dawn’s early light, his own business in Westfield, NJ. An offer to be the manager you’d find Adelaine’s Inn of a major furniture store in Grand Rapids, MI, brought the What so proudly we hailed family to the Midwest, settling in East Grand Rapids and later at the twilight’s last gleaming, Grand Blanc. In retirement, he and Lee lived at the Jersey Shore in Avon before returning to Michigan, living in Ann Arbor, Whose broad stripes and bright stars Grand Rapids, and then Perry Farm Village in Harbor Springs. through the perilous fight, An ardent Villanova Wildcat and Michigan Wolverine fan, he Lovedramparts life, family, we friends, was most proud of his family and enjoyed travelling all over O’er the watched, teaching and Drummond Is- the USA to be with them. wereland. so gallantly streaming? No funeral or memorial He is survived by his wife of 68 years, his children and their services planned. Instead, go And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in Jerome air, McDevitt (Scotch Plains & Avon, spouses: Mari and Won’t Leave You to a high school play; listen NJ), Carl and Jane Wilderotter (Metairie, LA), Judy and Jack Gave proof in the Dark through the night that our flag was still there; to the Glee Club; go to a band Harvey (Harbor Springs), Mark and Kathy Wilderotter (MerChoose a that O!from sayover does star-spangled banner yet concert; plant a tree. If you ritt Island, FL),wave, Gini and Jeff Graham (Beaverton, OR), Dave dozen decors would like to help students Wilderotter (Lake Tahoe, CA), Wendy Wilderotter and Deb O’er the land of the free and theAcoustic home of the brave? 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Free-will Manna Food Arthur Project are encouraged A Mass for his intention has been offered at the Augustine at the Sacramentine Monastery, Conway, MI. Funeral Freedom is not free-it requires Center continued arrangements are under the direction of the Stone Funeral investment from all of us Home, Petoskey. There will be no visitation, but a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at a later date followed by The presence of freedom is not felt but its absence springtime interment atisHoly Childhood Cemetery, Harbor Springs. celebration of his life will be held this summer in Avon“We have for decades been spending theA ideological by-the-Sea, NJ. endowment that is American-without making In lieuadequate of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to a charity of your choice. contributions to keep that endowment whole.” Family and friends wishing to share memories or offer Dr. Oscar E. Remick (1933-2002) condolences may also do so online at

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became and remains La Senorita. Restaurants from bygone years in the Petoskey area include Scheldes, Mr. Steak, The Texan, Hayners, A & W (complete with car hops,) Wimpy’s, Luds, Flapjack Shack and the Chicken Basket. The Chicken Basket and periodically the Flapjack Shack stayed open very late night or twenty four hours to get the after the bar and after the drive in crowds. I remember going to the Chicken Basket with my older brothers and sisters after the drive-in and feeling so grown up because it was after midnight and scary people were there playing pool. I know I have missed some names and locations, but we have certainly had our share here in the area. Recently another venerable favorite, Bob’s Place in Alanson, closed its doors for good. They will be missed. All the best luck to the two proposed dining locations in Harbor Springs. Belated wishes first; Happy Birthday on the 2nd to Dave Irish and on the 3rd to Rudi Fitol way out in Minnesota and a Happy Anniversary to Karen and Roger Pennington. This week, Happy Birthday to Nancy Swadling on January 5 and Sandy Koehler and Sharon Keller on Saturday, January 6. On Tuesday, January 9, Happy Birthday to Chris LuHellier and Wednesday, the 10th, birthday wishes to Erik Lambert and Annie Mooradian. Finally, very sincere condolences to the family of Maxine Carlson. Mrs. Carlson passed away over the weekend in Goshen, Indiana. The Carlsons lived in Harbor Springs for many years. Thoughts and prayers to Mr. George Carlson, to Bruce Carlson, Juanita Carlson Graser and Connie Carlson Garber. A full obituary can be found at www.yoderculpShare your news with Cynthia, 231.56.7842

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Dec. 31. numerous area restaurants; aa present of the images inspired pre-meeting at BBQ 5:30 grill; pm at Applebee’s that will some be offered duringthat iswere facing approximately one dinner portable a pig roast; F by his stay on the island. Petoskey. year of treatment(near alongWal-Mart) with 10 in cords of pole wood; jewWEEK'S LOW Bob grew up in Grand Rapids where the SheThe meeting will start promptly atbrace7 pm at chemotherapy. has no elry Biological Station including earrings, WEEK’S LOW Stork Report encouragement of a third grade art teacher, Village, 965 Hager health insurancePetoskey’s coverageIndependence on On Sat,Tues., AprilJan. 10 3 lets and necklaces; and much, offers enrichment Rachel Morris, 18, a the joy of “up north” vacations, the gift of a Drive. After brief announcements and reports and the April 17 benefit will A son, Griffen Anderson Phillips was born on December 22, much more! senior at Harbor courses for adults invitation ofher a during of recent bird/nature sightings, thepleased program support treat2011 to Tracy and Dana Phillips of Harbor Springs. He weighed camera for Christmas, and thehelp “We are very, very Springs High School F The University ofpainting Michigan friend to take oil lessons, all played will begin around 7:20 p.m. Refreshments ment and recovery. The benwith the number and quality 7.2 lbs and was 19 3/4 inches at birth. Griffen has a brother, had 20” of her hair Biological Station will offer Heisgraduated will follow. sponsored by VFW Post of items we’ve received for It was back to much more Caiden is 4 years cut off who on April 9, old. Grandparents are Jan Jury of Harbor into his passion for visual art.efit The first blast of winter fitwo mini-courses for adult in from college with a degree art and em2051 American Legion the live and silent auctions,” seasonal conditions this past Springs, Chuck Parsons of Holland, MI., Ann Phillips of Harbor 2010 with the help nally hit our area over the enrichment in June. Post 281. said Roger Mays, Building week with night time temSprings; great-grandmother Linnea Simonis. of Madgeand Heinz at New Year’s weekend. Harbor Forest and Landscape EcolThe numerous local resi- Manager and Quartermaster/ peratures hovering at or beThe Hair House of really didn’t get a lot ogy asks, “Why do plants As the new year begins... dents involved in collecting Chief Financial Officer for lowSprings freezing mark while Harbor Springs. ofthe snow, there was some blowgrow where they do?” Sus- donations from area busi- VFW Post 2051. “Individuals The Harbor Springs warming to the mid-50s durRachel will send her Sk8 Park/Ice Rink is offering free ice ing, but no blizzard conditainable Urbanism: Urban nesses community Donnand Juday / KatieresiKrause and businesses in our com- ing the day. We had some skating mornings from January 7-March cut hairlessonso along Saturday to tions here although some arDesign with Nature, exam- dents have been over- munity have been outstand3. Beginner and intermediate lessons are offered every half 3” of wet snow Katie Krause and Donn Juday of Harbor Springs would like to rain, Locks of Love, a easabout in Emmet County did get ines the links between human whelmed by the outpouring ing with their support. There hour fromorganiza10 am to noon. To register for the lessons, call the which disappeared quitewe announce their engagement. non-profit hit with more snow than settlement patterns and cli- of community support. will beand something for everybut did remind us ittemis Harborwhere Springs ice rink (231) 526-0610. The Bride-elect’s parents are Paul LuAnn Krause of St. quickly tion, it will be made into a hair piece for a child mate change. did. Tuesday morning Just a few of the items for one at the benefit,” he said. still only April. Condtions Ignace, MI. Her fiancé’s parents are Sharon Juday of Petoskey suffering from long-term medical hair loss. And Rachel has a perature came in at 6 degrees The Harbor Springs Community Pool winter swim lessons Both classes are taught on- the live and silent auction MaysFalls. also wanted the com- remain dry -sunshine predictions offor and Scott and Lauri Juday of Boyne fun new hair style to enjoy! (Courtesy Photo) (231) and bright made series begins the week of January 9. Call the Pool Office site at and near the University include: float boat rental; The munity to know this is the first rain at the end of the week Katie is a 2003 graduate of LaSalle High School in St Igance. a lovely winter scene. No big 526-4824, stop by in person or leave a message anytime re- of Michigan Biological Sta- Pier Pointer boat rides; golf time that American Legion The Northern Michigan Chorale announces their annual produce those She graduated in 2006 from Lansing Community College with hopefully storms may are predicted for the garding registration. Visit tion which is located on the packages from several area Post 281 and VFW Post 2051 April Vocal Music Scholarship grant. These scholarships are showers needed to enAssociates in Photography. She owns “Bark Bath and BEYOND, coming week with temperasouth side of Douglas Lake resorts; hand-crafted furni- have come together to spon- courage our spring things to Harbor Springs Farmers Market will be January available for anyone of high school ageavailable or older.from Applicants all natural pet spa” pet grooming and photography out of her tures moderating slightly. ture including a picnic table, sor an event. through the second Saturday Michigan. of each month fromof9 near Pellston. need to April be a on resident of Northern Letters burst forth. home.. Mini-Courses allow inam-1 pm in the High School cafeteria. January application areHarbor due bySprings Friday, May 7, 2010 and need to Donn is a 2005 graduate of Petoskey High Schoo; 2007 depth study of an environ14 is thename, date foraddress the January Be sure toAlso, stop in by and include and market. phone number. the Weather graduate of University of Northwestern Ohio with associates Weather mental topic in a friendly, join in the fun of aspecify winterthe market!!! Highlights application letter, planned use for the grant - such highlights in automotive performance and repair. He works at Doug’s supportive atmosphere. They Donn Juday and Katie Krause brought to youto brought Community Salutes as vocal lessons or music camp assistance. Vocal students Import Service as automotive technician. Cheboygan Opera House will present the Moscow Festival are taught by individuals who you weekly each week by: and High School applicants should provide a letter of The wedding is planned for June 2, 2012 at a scenic field Ballet’s production of “Cinderella” on Friday, Jan 13. With a are leaders in their field and by: recommendation from your music instructor. Auditions will overlooking Walloon Lake. company of 50 dancers, including a large corps de ballet, the are well acquainted with the Appreciates volunteers take placeFestival on Mon,Ballet May 17 7:00 pm the Petoskey Moscow is at focused onatupholding theUnited grand Biological Station and NorthMethodist 1804 ballet E. Mitchell. Send letters of tradition of Church, major Russian works. For tickets call the Tryouts Jan. 9Scientists, for A LittleAsNight Musicwriter said, “When work, commitment and ern Michigan. an unknown application to Northern Michigan Chorale, Box 51, Petoskey, box office at 231-627-5841. teachers and “laymen” inter- pleasure all become one and you reach thatofdeep well is collaboratp.m. Please bring a song choice towhere sing. MI 49770. For more information, contact Meredith Richter at The Northern Michigan Chorale ested in learning something passion lives, nothing is impossible”. The volunteers of the Harbor Springs Library film schedule for the next 2 weeks: ing with the Little Traverse Civic Theatre for Registration for the Northern Michigan 347-9717. have all benefitted fromNight Women’s Centerwill of Northern Michigan, Inc. (WRC)at Thursday, Jan 5, 7:30 pm Water for Elephants; Thursday, Jan new their spring show, A Little Music.Resource This Chorale be held on January 16, starting Mini-Courses. are a shining passion High translates 12, 7:30 South. Also the library Thursday, Jan the The folks180 at Degrees Holy Cross Parish inat Cross Villageon will be hosting musical is being co-directed by Peter D. Sims example 6:15 p.m.ofat how the Petoskey School into Choir TheGary Biological of- possibility. was founded in 1977 bydate community a5 from Pancake/Egg/Sausage breakfast onGroup: Sunday, Aprilinter18, and 5-5:45 pm Spanish Conversation anyone Albert Station and is being performed The for WRC Room. The final registration is January spring summer members who had23a at dream of building an agency committed serving 8-11 am in Spanish the Fr. Alspeaking Parish Center. is $5 fers ested infrom practicing their skills isCost welcome. the first timeand to local audiences. 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This holiday season, Baker said she received numerous Business Blog handwritten letters, emails and “stops on the street” about positive experiences with lead contributor Steve Rudolph while local holiday shopping. “I think it’s bigger than the Show Your Love campaign,” Baker added. “People are really starting to understand and embrace what happens his popular productivity principle is credited to the when we spend dollars locally Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto in the 19th century. whenever possible. I couldn’t At first glance it’s a startling idea but it has stood the be happier for our independent businesses!” test of time. Businesses, of course, The theory is simple. In almost Follow this Blog online couldn’t be happier about Linked at any area of your life, 80 percent the downtown dollars trend of your results come from 20 pereither. John Yothers, owner and on Twitter: cent of your actions, or effort. Put of Hanni Gallery in Harbor differently – approximately 80 Springs, said the community hlightWhatWorks percent of what we do everyday support was palpable. hardly matters at all! “Our holiday season was For a culture that places tremendous value on doing, doing, fantastic. Our business was doing, such a disciplined work-life approach can be a radical up 40-percent,” he said, endeparture. thusiasm spilling out with the Michael Gerber (entrepreneurial guru and author of E-Myth) statistic. “The first 10 days of phrases it from a “balcony” perspective: December caught us up to what we did the entire month “Leaders work on their business, in 2010.” while managers work in the business.” Yothers added while visitors Spending just one or two hours a day on your top 20-percent are always a welcome and tasks can have a monumental impact on results. When I was constant sight in the gallery, owner of the Douglas Lake Bar a daily task was writing two his business “caters to locals.” or three personal appreciation letters to valued customers. “We’re open all the time, The well known business principle that “it’s cheaper to keep all year long for a reason. existing customers than find new ones” guided many of my We want to make it easy for 20-percent activities. people who live here to shop The spirit of the 80/20 rule reflects another truth: here, and because of that, we have a great customer base.” “If you don’t know where you are going, Across the bay, Jennifer any path will get you there.” Shorter, owner of Grandpa Shorters and JW Shorters & Therefore, your first critical action is to Son Mercantile in downtown write down three big, clear, and Petoskey said she saw the inspirational goalsfor the year. same sort of success. “December was a great I suggest setting them in any three important areas for you, Steve Rudolph Coaching Harbor Light – What Works blog December 29, 2011than last year. month, bigger for example - financial, health, and career. Shoppers were in a good A simple 5-step 80/20 time 80/20 mood, upbeat and enthusias80/20 Time Management System management system: Time Management System tic about shopping just before Steve’s Example 1. Make a monster To-Do Steve’s Example Christmas.” list with everything you My Four Big Goal Areas: Career/ Health / Family Harry Boyer, owner of can think of today reWeekly Plan (20% Tasks) Boyer Glassworks in Harbor quired to achieve your  Complete Leadership Workshop RFP (Career) Springs, said sales may have  Finish Advertising Flyer (Career) three goals.  Complete Webinar Outline (Career) been up this year. The glass  Write Six Prospecting Letters (Career) 2. Put three columns on a  Register Kids in X-C Ski Camp (Family) blower-- whose workshop  Coordinate Family Outdoor Activity (Family) sheet of paper labeled is inside his store so people  Gym 2 x, 60 minutes each (Health) 1, 2 and 3.  Home Yoga Routine 3x, 20 minutes each (Health) can watch him create his art X-C ski 2x, training for Vasa Race (Health) 3. Here are the column work-- noted his busiest time Daily Plan (Balance of 1, 2, & 3 Activities) criteria: is always pre-Christmas, as  Complete sections I and II of RFP (1)HARBOR SPRINGS • 1 Vital (20%) to get $149,900  Finish proofing ad flyer (1) the glass ornaments he makes  Write two prospecting letters (1) Beautifully re-done 2 bedrooms, 2 bath done, are building favorite gifts during the  Block out gym time (1) unit, in the new of Windward. • 2 Important to get  Complete XC registration (2) Many upgrades done during the rebuild. holidays. Boyer said while he  Schedule paddle club meeting (2) Great views of Lake Michigan. (428433) done,  Contact computer tech for help (3) heard people mention they RICH ROCHETTE (231) 838-2911  Send photos to family members (3) • 3 Unimportant to were disappointed in the lack get done, and disof snow, traffic was still good tribute your monster list accordingly. (Note: (These and folks were glad to be in usually feel “urgent” but are rarely “important”) northern Michigan. 4. From column 1, make a WEEKLY must-get-done list. De“Everyone was in good pending on your situation this is usually 3 – 7 vital tasks. cheer,” agreed Keith Mc5. Make a DAILY to-do list that includes one to three actions Glaughlin, owner of Toski from your weekly list and a few each from column 2 and 3. Sands Market and Deli. 6. Be zealous about blocking out (for most people morning “People were here and spendis the highest energy period) chunks of time to accom- ing, and it was a really nice plish your weekly (20%) tasks. holiday.” Julie Adams, owner of Three bonus productivity tips: Juilenne Tomatoes Deli and 1. DO NOT check email first thing, unless you are expect- Bakery in Petoskey agreed, ing a “high priority” business email. This is a low-value noting “you could feel exciteactivity that drains energy from your pre-frontal cortex. ment in the air.” I break up my email responses throughout the day (usuCompared to last year, ally three blocks of 15-30 minute furious intervals in Adams said she felt like the between working on my level 1 & 2 tasks). number of people coming 2. RUSH all tasks in column 3! through their doors was up, 3. Any task that can be done in under two minutes DO adding December is one of IT throughout the day (this high-octane approach can the top three or four busiest really keep that desk organized). months of the year of them. “We also saw a lot of young Your weekly tasks list is a binding, non-negotiable contract families and new faces,” she you make with yourself. Accomplishing this 20 percent list is said. so important to you that everything else completed during the That seemed to be the trend week is rendered largely meaningless and irrelevant. Applying the 80/20 rule today has vital health benefits too. I’ve noticed in addition to my increased productivity my overall stress level is lowered. That’s achievement in two personal goal areas with the simple application of one principle!

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Pictured: The parking lot at Boyne Highlands was packed during the holiday week as both Boyne and Nub’s Nob were able to make plenty of snow despite a lack of the natural white stuff. (Harbor Light Newspaper photo/Mark Flemming)

throughout the community, as many businesses described a holiday filled with both old friends and new visitors. In a year where many expected the lack of snow to create havoc on much-relied upon tourism dollars, this fact may herald a positive boost for the remainder of the winter. “It sure was nice to have the activity in town, and considering warmth and rain, it was far better than we expected,” said Pam Pfiefle, owner of Island Bean Coffee Shop in Harbor Springs. “There were lots of kids and new faces. It left us with good hope for the New Year.” Down the street, Outfitter owner Josh Baker said he had a similar experience. “We had good crowds, and people were very happy to be up here,” he said in a phone interview Tuesday morning. “Nub’s Nob and Boyne really cranked out the snow, and that helped all of us I think. We saw lots of familiar faces and had many new faces come through our doors too, which was great.” “Despite a crazy December with a green Christmas and then a blizzard and wind storm, our Christmas week was much better than last year. We had more runs and more lifts open than any other place in the state. Our snowmaking crew was spectacu-

lar,” said Nub’s Nob general manager Jim Bartlett. “We had fantastic conditions and people came out in droves to enjoy the slopes,” said Erin Ernst, communications director for Boyne. “We heard comments all week long about how natural the snow felt. Our holiday period was on pace with last year, and our post-holiday period, which is still going strong, has far exceeded last year’s levels both in skier counts and lodging occupancy.” “There is no amount of PR that can produce snow on the hills,” Bartlett added. “Our snowmaking crew does this good of a job every year, but with absolutely no natural snow, their work was really showcased-- and it wasn’t just quantity that put us over the top. It was quality. We had tons of happy customers who gave us a whole lot of great feedback.” To have such a strong holiday showing, in spite of the uncooperative weather, is a true testament to the quality and personal experience Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain offer, Ernst noted. She said that feeling extends out into the greater community, and Boyne resorts are happy to be a part of an increasingly positive economic picture. “Being locally owned and

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For further inspirational and practical strategies I recommend “The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less,” by Richard Koch.

Chief contributor and “idea guy” for What Works is local resident and business consultant Steve Rudolph of Steve Rudolph Coaching. In the business environment, and in the wilderness setting, Steve has been helping organizations, teams, and their leaders achieve higher levels of performance for over twenty years. His passion and expertise is helping leaders identify their critical mission goals and a clear path for achieving them. Steve is effective at linking current coaching, leadership, and neuroscience research with the pragmatism of delivering measurable business results. Steve’s change management mantra is - keep it simple, keep it focused. Steve resides in Harbor Springs, with his wife Copland and two children Bo and Anne Hunter. Reach him via email :

managed, we know how important the holiday weeks are not only to our business, but the businesses of Harbor Springs, Petoskey and beyond,” she said. That cooperative spirit, as well as a strong sense of community support, made the holiday season a success in northern Michigan. “Anecdotally and through observation, the holiday season was everything we wanted it to be. Sales leading up to the holidays were solid, and some businesses reported record seasons. I had one business report that they broke single day records in their store on three consecutive days, even over their summer sales,” said Carlin Smith, president of the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce. “I was worried about the week between Christmas and New Year’s going in, but was relieved to see abundant traffic and full parking lots throughout the week,” Smith added. “That’s a very important week for Petoskey, and it seemed to meet our expectations. “Area businesses owe a great deal of gratitude to the ski areas, and particularly, those folks who work at all hours in all conditions to make snow and groom the slopes. Those folks saved the holiday season for us this year.”

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A monthly focus on Living Well here in Northern Michigan

January, 2012

Fitness • Health • Home • Activities • Education • Environment • Outdoors • Art • Music • Reading

Bay Harbor Ice and Spice Festival set for Jan. 13-14 Special to Harbor Light Newspaper

The Bay Harbor Ice and Spice Fesitival is set for January 1314. The festival is sanctioned by the National Ice Carving Association with Bay Harbor on the National Tournament of Champions. Professional and amateur divisions boasting a total of 20 carvers will win medals and cash prizes of over $12,000. Event management is being handled again by Ice Creations. • Professional Carvers begin their competition Friday at 4 p.m. and continue Saturday at 9 a.m. • Ice Bar at KNOT…Just a Bar and The Chill Lounge at Cava open Friday at 4 p.m. through the weekend’s festivities • Amateur Carvers begin their competition on Saturday at 1 p.m. • Warming Tent opens at 10 a.m. with hot cocoa, water & sodas available

to Manna Food Project and Brother Dan’s Pantry. 1st Place Professional is $500, 1st Place Amateur is $500 and Best Costume will receive a Gift Certificate. $5 donation for entry • Beer & Wine offerings at the Warming Tent beginning Saturday at noon • “Live” Sculptures invade the Village throughout the day on Saturday

• Live Entertainment Warming Tent beginning at 4 p.m. a until 9 p.m. • Awards Ceremony for Professional and Amateur Carvers begins Saturday at 6:00 p.m. located in the Beer & Wine Tent. The judges will be awarding over $12,000 in cash prizes and winners will be awarded with their medals of placement.

Above: The Bay Harbor Ice and Spice Festival will take place January 13-14. Events planned for the weekend include Sled Dog Musher rides, professional and amateur ice carving competitions and much more. (File photos)

CTAC to host Paul Keller Ensemble featuring vocalist Sarah D’Angelo

Winter Farm Markets The cold has put an end to outdoor markets, but it’s warm inside. Support local vendors, enjoy fresh, organic produce and get out of the cold. Check out some of the area’s Farmer’s Markets that have expanded their seasonal markets through the long months of winter. Beginning in January the Harbor Springs Farmers Market will have a new home in the Harbor Springs High School cafeteria on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., scheduled to run through April. The more intimate and personal market will average around ten vendors. Come in from the cold for farm fresh eggs, locally raised beef, pork, chicken and turkey, pies, coffee, bread, fresh coffee and hot chocolate, fresh pasta, barbecue sauce and all sorts of made-with-love canned goods. Look for special events to accompany each month’s market. For more information call (231)330-5575. With over 20 vendors, the Charlevoix Winter Farmers Market is in it’s first season, gathering the first Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., expected to run through May 3. The market is hosted at the Charlevoix Public Library’s Community Room, off Clinton Street. A children’s story hour is hosted at 10:30 a.m. featuring stories about vegetables, healthy eating and farm animals. Special events include a

• Aerial Snowboard and Ski Acrobatic Shows presented to you by Absolute Zero beginning at Noon on Saturday • Sled Dog Musher Rides beginning at Noon on Saturday • Pro-Am Chili Challenge in the Warming Tent on the Village Lawn Panel on Saturday from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. The event benefits the Bay Harbor Foundation with proceeds designated

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Crooked Tree Arts Center presents The Paul Keller Ensemble featuring vocalist

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Health themed February market. The Charlevoix Area Hospital will provide free health screenings. In March, a cooking demonstration will highlight supper bowl snacks. The market offers unique products and staples; including apples, garlic, greens, organic meat, cheese, fresh bread, mustard, home made pickles, soup, scones, cherry juice, beef jerky, pet treats, hummus and home made butter. For more information call (231)547-2101. Boyne City Farmers Winter Markets are Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The market is held in the red pole barn next to the library. The library recently purchased the building for possible future expansion. With close to 15 vendors, the market features only farm and food vendors. Currently the market features produce, homemade sweets, mustard, bread, bagels, cheese, and maple syrup. For more information call (231)582-9009.


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Above: The Paul Keller Ensemble will be performing at the Crooked Tree Arts Center on Saturday, Jan. 7. (Courtesy photo)

Sarah D’Angelo on Saturday, January 7, 2012. The Paul Keller Ensemble is a threehorn jazz septet consisting of trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, string bass, drums and vocalist Sarah D’Angelo. The hallmark of this group is a combination of big band sound paired with improvised jazz solos. The landscapes of Keller’s arrangements are cleverly dotted with signposts for the listener, including riffs, interludes, ensemble backgrounds, shout choruses and lots of melody. The result is a jazz band whose performances are entertaining, energetic, engaging, accessible and fun to experience. “The Performing Arts Committee at the arts center

Above: Sarah D’Angelo will accompany The Paul Keller Ensemble as the vocalist on Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Crooked Tree Arts Center. (Courtesy photo)

Charming singer Sarah D’Angelo is an important part of each performance, sup-CONTINUED on page 3B.

‘Carton Birds’ spotted in Little Traverse Bay area By KATE MELBY Communications Coordinator Emmet County Recycling

Birders and art enthusiasts alike have been treated to sightings of two large bird sculptures which have been winging around the Little Traverse Bay area recently. Both feature a base of “found objects” with feathers made from paper cartons. They bring the message, “Recycle your cartons!” The two were first seen at Turkey’s Restaurant just before the Harbor Springs Merchants Open

House on December 10. For several weeks after the visit to the Downtown Harbor Springs, sightings of the birds, described as a Carton Heron and a Carton Crane, were solo appearances. The heron, measuring roughly four-and-a-half feet tall, moved on from Turkey’s to the Harbor Springs IGA, then later to the Grain Train Natural Foods Cooperative in Petoskey. Most recently it was been spotted at the Recycling Drop Site behind Dunham’s in Bay Mall and

then rejoined the Heron at the Crooked Tree Arts Center (CTAC) New Year’s Gala. Carton bird migration expert Lindsey Walker of Emmet County Recycling predicts it will turn up at the Glen’s North Recycling Drop Site from Tuesday, January 3 through Sunday, January 8. After leaving Turkey’s, the Carton Crane, which is over six-feet tall, was spotted at the Emmet County Drop-off Center, perched on the island in front of the gatehouse -CONTINUED on page 3B.

Q:Is it better to skip a workout if I am running low on sleep? you create micro tears in the are less prone to insomnia or A: Yes, it is better to skip a muscle tissues. These tissues other sleep deficit disorders. workout when you are running low on sleep. The body functions the best when it gets proper nutrition, rest and recovery. Sleep is one of the most important aspects to the recovery process. During your workout

are repaired at night while you sleep. When combined with proper nutrition your muscles grow stronger and leaner. Many studies have been done that show that those who exercise at a high intensity, tend to sleep better at night and

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receives many requests to bring back Paul Keller,” noted committee chair and Vice President of the board, Bill Millar. “Paul always brings a great group of musicians and it has been several years since he’s graced our stage,” continued Millar. The members of the Paul Keller Ensemble are “House String Bassist For The State of Michigan” and leader, Paul Keller; Pianist and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Michigan, Ellen Rowe; Drummer and Director of the Detroit Civic Youth Jazz Band, Sean Dobbins; Trumpeter and Director of the Ann Arbor School for Performing Arts Jazz Program, Paul Finkbeiner; Trombonist Terry Kimura and Saxophonist Ben Jansson.

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They also tend to fall asleep much faster. For best results workout in the morning, stay on a consistent workout schedule and try and get 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. Remember living a healthier life through

Above: Kate Melby stands with the ‘Carton Crane’ in front of Turkey’s restaurant in Harbor Springs during the downtown open house.

exercise and proper nutrition, will help you gain the much needed sleep your body requires. Sincerely In Balanced Health, Glenn Stark email your health and fitness questions to Glenn Stark





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Tips for winter skin care

Don’t forget sunblock. It’s just as important during winter as it is in summer, experts say, especially during winter sports like skiing at high altitude.

Prevent dry irritating skin this cold season By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) If it’s dry and cold where you live, work or play, it’s winter skin season, but the fixes may not be as obvious as they seem. Rather than bide your time until April, The Associated Press asked dermatologists for tips on seasonal care and protection to stave off itchy, flaky and cracked skin. Don’t take extra hot showers. As much as you want the comfort of that heat when it’s chilly, there’s less moisture in the air during winter and hot showers can further dehydrate your skin, said Dr. Neil Sadick, clinical professor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College. ``Make showers as tepid as you can tolerate,’’ he said. If you can’t stand the chill, find a space heater safe for bathroom use. Dr. Alicia Zalka, associate clinical professor of dermatology at Yale, put it this way: ``Take shorter, fewer, cooler or soap free showers.’’ By soap free, she means stay away from products that contain detergents because they can remove protective, essential oils. Don’t assume that drinking water or replacing fluids internally is enough to keep your skin healthy during cold weather. Zalka is all for drinking water to stay hydrated but cautions that moisture from the extra fluids can evaporate if not trapped by the epidermis, the skin’s outer layer. Moisturizing is so important this time of year because it protects the outer layer from winter’s wrath while retaining natural moisture from within.

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replacing fluids internally is enough to keep your skin healthy during cold weather. ``If you’ve got the driest of dry skin, the best defense for that is a couple of days of plain old Vaseline, as a a sealer and a protectant,’’ she said. ``If the skin is already cracked, it does not sting.’’ Remember that certain beverages are dehydrating, such as those containing alcohol or caffeine, so consume them in moderation, said Clinique dermatologist Dr. David Orentreich. Don’t necessarily stick to the same skin products for face and body. Orentreich said a skin care regimen that worked during the warm, humid days of summer may not provide the same results in cold weather. Change your cleanser from a strong to milder formulation, your exfoliator from strong to gentler and your moisturizer from light to richer, he suggests. ``Humidify the air in your home, especially in your bedroom so that healing and repair can take place while you sleep,’’ Orentreich said. Don’t forget sunblock. It’s just as important during winter as it is in summer, experts say, especially during winter sports like skiing at high altitude. ``In the winter it feels cold because very little infrared light reaches the earth,’’ Orentreich said. ``The opposite is true in the summer. However, in the winter ultraviolet light is 90 percent as strong as it is in the summer but since we can’t feel or see it we mistakenly think it’s absent, too.’’

Application of a broadband screen once a day should suffice, Sadick said. Don’t ignore hair and nails. They’re made of the same basic compounds as the skin and crack and split in similar fashion, Zalka said. ``I don’t think people realize that when nails split it’s 90 percent from lack of proper moisture. She

said B vitamin supplements can improve skin, hair and nails, especially during winter. ``They’re better for the skin when ingested, rather than when you put them on the skin topically,’’ Zalka said. Orentreich said clothing can protect exposed, sensitive skin such as the cheeks and

hands but be careful of fabrics like rough wool that can further irritate chapped skin. Zalka said wearing slightly loose cotton gloves to bed after applying a sealant will speed the healing process for hurting hands and nails. For hair, Sadick said use a conditioner more frequently during winter.

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prestige to conservation efforts. As one of only six such parks in the U.S. and nine in the world, we are poised to provide information and experience about the night sky to an international community that carries the accent mark of our area, its rich indigenous history, its vital role in the history of the Great Lakes and the United States. And always our emphasis is on the cultural consequences of star knowledge. Elsewhere you will find the major telescopes and research facilities. Here you will find the humanities approach that puts the flesh on those research bones and keeps the imagination lively. In Northern Michigan we have great organizations dedicated to protecting land, water, wildlife, and now, the night sky, one of our last great resources. Protecting the night sky saves energy, which in turn, saves money, and in very important ways, safeguards the human imagination.


How long have you been interested in the night sky? What’s the pull for you?

My conscious interest in the night sky and the rhythms of the planets and the stars really began in my 18th year, so about 30 years ago. My approach was somewhat like working a jigsaw puzzle. I first learned about the rhythms of the planets, and then the ancient star lore that was the astrology of former cultures, particularly the Egyptian, Babylonian and Greek. I spent years reading traditional folk and fairy tales to my children, and over time the moral wisdom in the tales matched up with the great archetypes taught about in the mythologies of the ancient cultures. At a certain point in this research it became obvious that the greatest civilizations in the history of humanity, as well as many of mankind’s highest achievements in science, in architecture, in art, all resulted from the striving to understand humanity’s relationship to the starry world. This striving motivates the highest research even in our own time. What is of greatest significance for me is that we not lose the human factor, that we not get so enchanted by our telescopes and satellites and computers that we lose the ability to dream our way to the stars, to storytell, to find poetic rhythm. These may seem pale comparisons when you consider astronomers are now discovering exo-planets, and scientists are moving particles faster than the speed of light, but what story is this telling us, what are we learning about ourselves as a result of this contemporary research? The human being is physiologically capable of seeing about 10,000 celestial objects. With the use of telescopes and satellites, astronomers can now identify upwards of 900 million celestial objects. This increase in what we can see hasn’t meant an equal increase in what we know, so my work is in always trying to keep my very human feet on the Earth while we reach further and further into space. Unlike Stephen Hawking, I don’t believe we have to populate other planets in order to sustain the human species. I believe we have to recognize our enchantments, and how the harmony of the cosmos can be emulated in life on Earth. When our scientists use violent language to describe cosmic phenomena, what does that do to our sense of security and connection to the greater whole? Our activity on the Earth is like the footprint our world makes as it travels along its orbital path around the Sun. We are making an impression, and what impression is it?

> Does your neck get sore always looking up? When you do look around (ground level) what’s your favorite vista in this area?

It is true that I am frequently accused of walking around with my head in the stars, but that doesn’t always mean I’m looking up. More often than not it means I am walking around looking within. A lot of what I do has involved training myself to understand planetary rhythms and seasonal starlight. For instance, it takes Mars two years to orbit the Sun. If I hear someone talking about an experience two years ago, or even referencing small children in their “terrible two-year old” stage, I find myself in research mode, trying to understand if there’s anything in what this person is experiencing that really has a Mars quality about it. This is not astrological prediction, it is looking for cosmic order in human life. I also do this relative to the stars overhead in each season, or the position of the circumpolar constellations, which are always overhead for us. Take the Big Dipper. In the Northern Hemisphere, we always see it, but in each season it appears in a different angle of relationship with the horizon. Over centuries of time, cultures have tracked the changing pattern made by the Big Dipper from one season to the next, and this became a powerful symbol of constancy and eternity. What significance, if any, does that have for us now? And if it has none, then what have we replaced that with, and why? Since the beginning of the Copernican Revolution in the late 1500s when man began to think of the cosmos physically as opposed to spiritually, there has been a waning of the storytelling of the stars, and an attitude of dismissiveness about the role of storytelling in star knowledge. From the perspective of the storyteller, astronomy is our contemporary mythology, and it will grow and change over time, so we do well to pay attention to the story we’re telling ourselves. One of my most favorite vistas is anyplace where I can see Eastern and Western horizon when Moon

is at Full Phase closest to sunrise or sunset. Our proximity to the lake lends itself to this being a consistently dramatic encounter with the natural world. A few years ago in September, the Moon was Full right at Autumn Equinox, so late September, out of season. I hiked to the top of Nub’s Nob before sunrise to catch the Full Moon setting into the bay to the west while the Sun was rising in the east. There was a panorama of colors, from the warm, hot, yellow, orange, reds of sunrise in the East transitioning all the way to blue, silver, cold Moon setting into the water to the west. This kind of drama witnessed outwardly can have a steadying effect, almost as if we don’t need so much drama and chaos in our personal lives when we can see its full transition in the natural world.

> What constellations or sights do you think of when you here the words “sense of place” and “northern Michigan?”

I am a hopeless romantic, so when I hear ‘sense of place’ or ‘Northern Michigan’, I think of Full Moon arcing over the dunes at Petoskey State Park, casting its moonbeams like a bridge across the Little Traverse Bay; I think of the great good fortune we have up here of being able to swim in a Great Lake as it is reflecting starlight. Consider, 70-percent of the Earth’s body is covered with water, and water is such an integral experience to life in Northern Michigan. One of the main properties of water is that it is reflective, so I take great solace in the fact that 70-percent of the Earth is, at any given moment, reflecting sunlight, starlight, moonlight. I love to swim in water that is reflecting this cosmic brilliance, it’s a bit like taking a bath with the stars...what could be more restorative and healing? No telescope required, just a sense of adventure...

> Here’s your chance to encourage folks to turn off lights, step outside, and take in the night sky. How can taking the time to view the heavens ground folks more to their place here on earth?

Our inability to ‘see’ the stars, as a humanity, is not only because of light pollution, it is because we lose the courage to dream and to tell stories and believe that we are connected to the stars. And when we never give ourselves the chance to be in the dark, truly in the dark, then we never encounter that part of ourselves that is full of mystery and wonder. Ours is a culture of instant information, not one of living in the dark, literally and intellectually. Finding ourselves in the dark can mean subjecting ourselves to our greatest vulnerability. It is here where we must reconcile ourselves to our belief about who we are and why we are, and its no wonder we want to shine a light into that place. Although our striving to understand this connection is what drives science and logic and reason, this is also the stuff of religion and spirituality. How do these disciplines meet in each of us? This is why it’s so important to have experiences in the dark, and to celebrate the many majestic achievements of humanity in learning about our place in cosmic whole; what is the order of the planets in our system; what is the distance from Earth to Sun; how long does it take a comet to return; and what does any of this have to do with me in the course of one life between birth and death? I was recently in NYC lecturing on the role of star knowledge in urban environments. I wasn’t just trying to be clever, I was trying to demonstrate what happens in environments where starlight can’t reach the surface of the Earth. There is research available now regarding the damaging effects of light pollution on migratory birds, on the circadian rhythm in human beings. It is obvious that spilling light up where it’s not needed is a waste of energy and money. Besides, it’s also good practice to pay attention to your outdoor lighting to be sure you’re not over-lighting your neighbor’s yard, home or indoor rooms. Turning lights down and off may seem a simple solution, but nowhere in conservation do you have such an immediate return. If you take down a forest it will take many years for it to be restored. If you turn out the artificial lights, the stars return immediately. I appreciate that kind of response. Adams is currently traveling around the state sharing star knowledge, and will be at the Outfitter in Harbor Springs on January 17 as part of the shop’s monthly lecture series. The Headlands hosts free public events every month about different aspects of star knowledge in contemporary and historical culture. Information is provided on the Emmet County website and Adams offers an email blast at least twice a month, including video greetings about what can be seen overhead in the coming days and weeks.

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Taking stock for the New Year


hen I stepped through the doors of Tante Marie’s Cooking School to begin the full-time culinary program in the fall of 2010, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The first order of business was to suit up. That meant changing from street clothes into black and white checkered pants, white chef’s coat, white apron, and thick kitchen clogs. Mine are shiny green snakeskin, which Tante Marie dubbed “weird.” I think she would have preferred regulation black. Hair up and out of the way, in a rather unattractive tight bun.

Once all 16 of us were up to code, we were shown how to hold the chef’s knife with thumb and first finger on either side of the blade (as opposed to the handle). Then the chopping began, and the chopping continued until the knife felt like an appendage and each student’s skill was deemed passable through a series of nerve-wracking planned or impromptu chopping assessments. We moved immediately from our lesson in chopping on day one for soup au pistou (vegetable soup, lots of chopping) to the foundation for all French cooking, the “fond de cuisine”: stocks. Because I had not made stocks before, and was discovering how indispensable they are to all manner of good cooking, I found them fascinating. It was with stocks that I employed one of the early edicts of Chef Frances in her instruction on how to become a good cook—through reading, practicing, and eating, one develops the ‘sense of taste’ that is essential to making good food. Read, practice, eat. No problem. What is most surprising about stocks is that, when homemade, they contain no salt. They are made to be used as an ingredient in preparations like soups, sauces, and braises and it’s not until then that seasonings like salt come into play. Learning to ‘get’ the flavor of stock without salt was a great lesson in probing the bare essentials and understanding how the true nature of basic flavors (like bouquet garni (1 sprig parsley, 1 spring thyme, 1 bay leaf) chicken, carrots, onion, celery) play out when salt is not involved. I thought often of my Aunt Hilda when I was in school, and how she would greet me with a kiss and say, “you’re so delicious I could eat you without salt!” Not only did she, a fabulous Lebanese cook, understand the foundation of cuisine, but even more so the foundation of love. Not to mention charm.

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Chicken Stock

Stocks can be made out of just about anything, and the ingredients are quite simple, but the fundamental idea is that your stock is only as good as your ingredients. Garbage in = garbage out. The same edict holds true when cooking with wine, in that only wine worth drinking should be used for cooking. The same edict seems apropos too as we resolve to do better at the start of a New Year (and hopefully beyond): garbage in = garbage out. The essence of stock-making is the slow extraction of flavor from bones, vegetables, and herbs in water. There is actually plenty of controversy among chefs about the best route to exceptional stock, including whether or not to cut up the bones (which can make


the stock murky) and what the ratio of water to bones to vegetables should be. One of the many great things about living here in Harbor Springs is the availability of good ingredients. I like to make my chicken stock from the ultra-clean Fletcher Feirms chicken and organic mire poix (the ‘holy trinity’ of French cuisine—celery, carrots, and onions). I even found local, organic winter carrots recently at Toski Sands that, once in my fridge, lasted a good long time. Chicken stock can be light or “white,” using raw chicken, or dark, using the bones of a roasted chicken. The latter is my personal preference because of the added depth of flavor roasted bones give to the stock, plus the double

pleasure of making use of the carcass after enjoying a roast chicken. It’s the kind of cooking that takes into account letting little go to waste, the kind of cooking one of my grandmothers, who grew up on a depression-era farm, used to talk about a lot. It may seem above and beyond the call of duty to make stock when there is no denying the expedience of purchased broth. But let’s put the call of duty aside for a moment and consider one of these snowy afternoons an opportunity to don an apron (we’ll skip the checkered pants), and put the pot to simmer on the stove for a few hours. The house will be filled with a calming aroma to usher us into 2012 feeling delicious, even without salt.

Chicken Stock

Store the stock in the freezer in zip-lock bags, ready to make soup, rice and other grains, and sauces that much more delicious. A cup for the chef when the stock is done, with a dash of salt, is a good way to end up a day of stock-making. If the stock is from a roasted chicken, much of the meat will have been eaten, which is fine. If making from raw chicken, the meat after cooking for several hours is typically spent, and discarded. Use up any extra herbs for the bouquet garni (which can be tied up with kitchen string and tucked into a piece of dark green leek, for easy removal) by making several at once and freezing them in a bag for use in stocks, soups and stews. • 1 4-5 pound chicken, either roasted or raw • 3 onions, peeled and quartered • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1” pieces • 2 celery stalks, trimmed and cut into 1” pieces • bouquet garni (1 sprig parsley, 1 sprig thyme, 1 bay leaf)

Remove excess fat from the bones and the chicken. If using a roasted chicken, remove any seasoned skin. Cut the chicken into pieces if needed to allow them to fit easily into the stock pot. Place chicken in a large pot with enough cold water to cover the bones by about 2 inches. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, skimming the surface to remove scum. Do not let the stock boil for more than a few seconds; boiling makes the stock cloudy. Turn down the heat to low immediately. Add vegetables and bouquet garni, and stir to combine. The vegetables and chicken will float and stick out at the top, which is not a problem. Simmer gently over low heat with slow bubbles forming for 4 hours. Skim the top every so often, adding about ½ cup of cold water every hour as the stock evaporates.

Show off your Chili during the chilly Ice & Spice Festival The Pro-Am Chili Challenge will take place in the Village at Bay Harbor on Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 1:003:00pm. This event takes place during the Ice & Spice Festival and will be served in the Warming Tent that will be located on the Village Lawn Panel. There will be two divisions that will be competing for first place. A Professional Division which will be chefs by profession, as well as a separate amateur division that is open to anyone. Contestants are also encouraged to dress up in costume for the event that celebrates the “name” of their featured chili. A prize for best costume overall will also be awarded. Contestants are responsible for providing their own ingredients and cooking utensils, cutting boards and pots. Cook-

stoves will be provided. Meats, spices and vegetables may be prepared in advance, but not pre-cooked. All ingredients must come from approved sources. No wild game is allowed. Each contestant must cook a minimum of three gallons of competition chili which will be submitted to the public for judging. During the event, an entry fee into the Chili Challenge is a $5 minimum donation (kids 10 and under are free) which will benefit the Bay Harbor Foundation with proceeds from the event going to Manna Food Project and Brother Dan’s Food Pantry. To register, or for more information, please contact Chef Karen at Galley Gourmet at 231-439-2665 or via email at

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At the Movies with Cynthia Morse Zumbaugh

War Horse The last movie where I can remember the audience applauding during the credits may have been Rocky. They did it, spontaneously, after this one. This is a beautiful movie, not just the cinematography, which is excellent, but the relationships between some of the people, between the horses, between the people and the horses; it all works. There will be those that complain that the story is overly sentimental; it is, wonderfully so. This movie also relies on the premise that horses feel and think. I have no problem with the premise; I believe it with all my heart. When we first got our second puppy, my boy Otto, possibly the most perfect dog ever and two at the time, would carefully herd the puppy back to the house whenever she went near the road. No one told him to do it, but he did. That is thinking. He also understood so much of what I said to him that it was sometimes frightening. I had no hesitation at all believing that this horse was much the same. The story is of Albert (Jeremy Irvine,) a young man who is enthralled by the horse that his drunken father buys with the family’s rent money. The boy works constantly with the thoroughbred to make him useful as a farm horse, but the family is finally forced to sell the horse, now called Joey, to a young officer in the British Army who is leaving for WWI. The officer promises to try and return the horse; the young man vows to find it. There are scenes of battle, but unlike Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan scenes, these are not as graphic, often showing the results of a shot rather than the shot itself. That’s not to say it is easy to watch. There are some very intense scenes that will stay with you. Irvine does an outstanding job, as do Emily Watson and Peter Mullen as Albert’s parents. With each step of the horse’s life during the war, we meet the new “owners.” When I was young, I remember seeing a Walt Disney movie called Tonka. It was the tale of a horse, captured and broken by a young Sioux brave only to have the horse taken from him. This movie reminded me very much of Tonka; both were based on the love of a young man for a horse; both horses go to war and wind up in good and bad situations. All of the different facets of Joey’s adventure, good and bad, keep your attention. The one that touched me the most involved a relationship between a young girl and her grandfather, played beautifully by Celine Buckens and Niels Arestrup. The only performance better than Ms. Buckens’ is that of the horse; he is flawless. There were some very amusing segments and if you can watch this movie without at least misting up a little, have someone check you for a pulse. And I strongly recommend Kleenex. This movie is long, just under two and a half hours, and I would see it again in a heartbeat; that says a lot, believe me. Rated PG 13, there is very little profanity, no nudity or sex and not as much gore as you might expect from a WWI drama. There are some very intense scenes, though, and younger children might be disturbed.

Entertainment Crooked Tree Arts Center, presents The Paul Keller Ensemble featuring vocalist Sarah D’Angelo on Saturday, January 7, 2012. The arts center typically sells out the first concert of each year and tickets are $20 for CTAC members and $30 for non-members and can be purchased online atwww. or calling the arts center, (231)347-4337. The arts center is located in downtown Petoskey at 461 E. Mitchell Street.

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

Petoskey Film Theater, will be showing the Errol Morris documentary “Tabloid” (rated R) on Wednesday, January 4, 7:30 pm at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (old library, 451 E. Mitchell St.). Donations are appreciated. Call the Petoskey Film Theater Hotline at (231)758-3108.

Dance Dance Auditions, for Interlochen Center for the Arts, Dance students in grades 6-12 are invited to attend an opencall dance audition on Friday, January 20, 2012 at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Dance Building, 4000 South M-137, Interlochen, Michigan. Auditions will include ballet, pointe and modern technique. Participat-

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Spoon. The carriage will depart from the Bay Street location every 30 minutes.

Spanish Conversation Groups, will be offered in Harbor Springs. This is for anyone interested in practicing their Spanish speaking skills. All are welcome to join us in the Harbor Springs Library on Thursday January 5 from 5-5:45pm. Speakers of all levels are encouraged. Call the Library (231)526-2531 with questions. Visit for more information.

limited to 120 participants. To register: visit, stop in The Outfitter at 153 E Main Street or call (231)526-2621.

The Outfitter, in Harbor Springs, begins its friendly series of evening Nordic races and tours on January 4. Tours begin at 6:30 p.m.. Call (231)526-2621 for details.

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join a free cross-country ski outing at the Waldron Fen, near Alanson, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 14. The Fen presents a beautiful winter scene, complete with animal tracks, and is a flat, easy and leisurely ski. If there is not enough snow for skiing, we will walk or snowshoe. Check with Margo at 347-3575 to learn the final plan.

hosting Board Game Days on Sunday afternoons from 1-3 p.m. at the ice rink throughout the winter (January 15 – March 11). Every Sunday participants will have the opportunity to play a different board game. All participants will receive prizes. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Scheduled games include Bingo, Uno, Sorry, Monopoly, Jenga, Trouble, Scrabble, Checkers, carnival games, Rummy, Clue, Jahtzee, and trivia.

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Petoskey Regional Audubon Society, invites the public to

Festival will be January 13-14. Watch ice carvers create works of art with ice in both professional and amateur divisions while competing for cash prizes. There will be winter activities for the whole family. Visit for more information.

will host A Community Game Day, an afternoon of game playing on Sunday January 8 from 3-5 pm. All ages are welcome to join us for a fun afternoon at the library. Bring your favorite board or card game to share. Visit www.harborspringslibrary. org for more information.

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Friends of the Harbor Springs Area District Library, is holding book swaps and coffee information sessions throughout the library district. The four swaps in January will be at the Harbor Springs City Hall at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 and 17, and at 10 a.m. on Jan. 24 and 31. In coming months, swaps will be held in the other municipalities in the library district. Everyone in the library district is welcome, no matter where they reside. Stop by, get some new reading/watching/ listening material, and learn about campaign to launch a new, modern, full-service public library and community center to serve the 7,000 residents of this district. Go to for more information.

Petoskey Library, will host

Twelfth Night at the Mural, Sunday, January 8 from 3-4 p.m. in the Children’s Room. Come and join the Petoskey District Harbor Springs Ice Rink, is Library (PDL) for about an hour hosting a community sledding of stories and more for children night on Saturday, January 14 ages three through seven. This from 5-8 p.m. at Kiwanis Park is a special, one time program in Harbor Springs. The event presented by Youth Services is free. Activities will include Staff. Meet adorable animals free pizza, drinks and dessert, (puppets) from the mural games, crafts, prizes and sledin our Children’s Room and ding. The games will include listen to animal stories at the Snow Treasure Hunt, Indoor mural, play with the puppets, Snowman Building, Indoor Ice make a craft and snack on hot Fishing, Snowball Relay Race, with sauce chocolate and cookies. The emMitten Mayhem, and Bingo. phasis will be on fun. Parental Crafts will include decorate participation is a must and your own mittens and hats, (Limited Time Offer) the activity is free. Currently, eatable snowmen, snowman no registration is required. mobile, and glittery window Younger or older siblings are clings. Participants are asked welcome. to bring their own sleds.

Story in the Stars, will be host-

ed by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Tuesday, January 17 at 7 p.m. as part of its monthly speaker series. Join Mary Stewart Adams, astrosopher and Program Director of Emmet County’s Dark Sky Park, to learn the celestial highlights of 2012 and the centuries-old stories about them. We will begin indoors and weather permitting, venture to Zorn Park to view the winter night sky. Dress warmly. Open to all. Please bring a food item(s) for the Harbor Springs Area Community Food Pantry. The Outfitter, 153 E Main Street in Harbor Springs. For more info: call 231 (526-2621) or visHarlem Globetrotters, will itwww.outfitterharborsprings. of Harbor Springs come to Petsokey High School com. on Monday, January 23 at 7 p.m. thanks to the Petoskey Harbor Springs Ice Rink/ Sk8 YMCA . Tickets are available at Park, is sponsoring a Snow Fort $25 for general admission and & Order of Bread Stix with sauce Building Contest. The Harbor courtside at $45. Meet and greet Springs Ice Rink is&challenging 2-Liter tickets are available for an extra families to build snow forts at Time Offer) $10.(Limited Proceeds will benefit the home in their yards. Families local YMCA. For ticket reservainterested in participating in tions call (231)348-8393. the Snow Fort Building contest must submit pictures of their Libraries forts to the Harbor Springs Ice Rink. Families can submit pictures of their forts and the Harbor Springs Library, will fort building process in person, host a film screening. They will by email (harborsk8park@att. be showing the movie “Water net) or by posting them on the For Elephants” on Thursday, Harbor Springs Sk8 Park’s FaceJanuary 5 at 7:30 p.m.. All are book page. Deadline for entry is welcome, donations are apSunday, January 22 at midnight preciated. Refreshments will Forts will be judged based on be available. Call the Library creativity. The winning family (231)526-2531 with questions. will receive $25 gift certificate Film screenings for January to B.C. Pizza. are Thursday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m. showing “180 South”, Thursday, January 19 at 7:30 29th Annual XC Ski Loppet, p.m. showing “Sarah’s Key”, and will be hosted by The Outfitter Thursday, January 26 at 7:30 of Harbor Springs on Sunday, p.m. showing “Invictus”. Visit February 5. This classic xc ski tour on 16 miles of groomed for more information. trail from Harbor Springs to Cross Village is open to skiers of all ages and abilities. Skiers Harbor Springs Library, will may opt for shorter mileage by host Lap Sit Story Time for Bastarting at the aid station on bies and Toddlers up to three Middle Village Road. Loppet years old and their parents. ends at the Crow’s Nest restauThe session will include age rant with a big buffet, drinks appropriate themes, stories, and door prizes. Don’t miss this songs, and finger plays. The winter tradition. Registration first Lap Sit Story Time will be

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Chess Club, The “Chess Gang” will meet from 3-5 pm p.m. in the Children’s Program Room on Mondays, beginning January 9 through May 21. Adults interested in assisting should call Ron Fowler at the library, (231)758-3123. Watch for details at www.petoskeylibrary. org about our monthly Family Chess nights and our Chess Tournament during Petoskey’s Winter Blues Festival in February of 2012.

Petoskey District Library’s Lapsit, winter/spring session

at children 18 months to three years old, but younger children will enjoy the activities to varying degrees as well. Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program. Due to the developmental needs of these age groups, siblings are discouraged from attending if at all possible. This is a drop in program.

Paws to Read, program will start up again on Thursday, January 19 in the Children’s Room at the Petoskey District Library and will continue on the third Thursday of every month from now through May 26. The hours will be from 3-5 p.m. Read to Roo, who is a certified therapy dog and a veteran listener. Roo is the friend of Kim Brown of Cinderbay Labradors in Harbor Springs. Depending upon the need, other dogs may be added to help Roo out. Readers MUST schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling (231)758-3112.

Reader’s Theatre, programs for elementary-aged kids and teens will be hosted at Petoskey District Library. The elementary group will meet from 5:30-6:30 pm on Mondays and the teen group will meet at the same time Serving on Tuesdays. Both programs Breakfast & Lunch will take place in the Children’s program at the library. WIFIroom available Reader’s Theatre is a legitimate GrillofOpen Untilactors 2pmusing form drama with 12:30and onupper Sun.bodies to their voices convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. Call (231)758-3112 145 E. Main St.for more information.

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Fiddlers Hoedown, will be at

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Northern Michigan Paddle Club 2012 planning meeting: Thursday, January 12 at

Vivios in Indian River @ 6:308:30 p.m. Not yet a member, no problem. Come to the meeting and hear what’s going on for 2012. Join the club at www. (bottom of home page) or call Steve Rudolph 231.330.8578.

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-CONTINUED from page 6B. and running through March 22. Sessions are held from 12-1 at Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council on Bay Street in Petoskey. The first session on January 12 is titled Keeping Pharmaceuticals Out of Our Waters, presented by Jennifer McKay, Policy Specialist. Sessions are free and open to the public. Bring a lunch; coffee and snack provided.

Comfort Keepers of Northern Michigan, has joined forces with local senior centers, fire departments, and libraries to host free “Safe at Home” seminars in January. The events will feature hands-on demonstrations and information from safety experts. For more information about Safe at Home or to register for a seminar, please call Judi Maloney at (231) 929-9044,www.

Business Customer Service Boot Camp, training session will be offered by Steve Rudolph on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m.12 p.m. at the Birchwood Inn north of Harbor Springs. This highly engaging and practical training program aims to energize you and your key people, and to provide you with practical tools and principles for initiating a customer service training plan. This program is targeted at business and non-profit leaders and their key people. To ensure your space please register by January 23 by contacting Marge at the Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce at 526-7999 or submit payment to: Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, 368 E. Main St. 49740. Co-sponsored by Steve Rudolph Coaching,; Harbor Light Newspaper, Show Your Love Northern Michigan (www., the Harbor Springs and Petoskey Chambers of Commerce. For more information and to download a flyer, visit Steve’s new online digital blog What Works curated by the Harbor Light Newspaper at www.northernlight.typepad. com/WhatWorks.

Fundraisers Harbor Springs eighth graders, will collect pop can returnables to fund raise for the eighth grade trip to Chicago. Students

ABOUT TOWN will be knocking on doors again on February 6 from 3-6 p.m.. Save returnables and feel free to leave outside door or drop off at Best Western of Harbor Springs.

Petoskey Breakers, U15 girls soccer team, part of the Petoskey Youth Soccer Association, has begun a three month fundraising effort selling Good Hart General Store pot pies. The purpose of the fundraiser is to raise money for the team’s trip to Copenhagen for participation in this July’s Cup Denmark, a youth soccer tournament welcoming 170 teams from around the globe. Vouchers for large pot pies will be available at $15, with the team collecting $5 from every pie sale. To purchase a voucher or to support the Petoskey Breakers soccer team, please contact Craig Bonter (231-499-5550) or Gina Wittenberg (231-838-7426). You may also email to arrange vouchers by email.

St. Francis Xavier School, grand raffle ticket sales have begun as supporters work to raise funds to support Catholic education in Emmet County. Proceeds from the raffle ticket fundraiser are directed to the school’s operating expenses which help to keep tuition rates down. The winner will be drawn on January 28, 2012, at the Gala Dinner Auction “Be Dazzled By Winter” to take place inside the Holy Childhood of Jesus Parish Hall in Harbor Springs. Tickets for the 21st Annual Gala Auction are $125 each. Raffle and Gala Auction tickets are available at the St. Francis Xavier Church office by calling (231)347-4133, at the St. Francis Xavier School office by calling (231) 347-3651or at the Holy Childhood Church office by calling (231) 526-2017.

Churches Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, will worhsip 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 8. Pastor Mary Sweet’s message will be “Living Water for a New Life” based on scripture from Matthew 2 and Mark Chapter 1. Children’s Sunday school is available and a coffee fellowship will be held after services while the greens are taken down. Call 526-2414 for more information.

First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, will worship Sunday, January 8 the Reverend Jim Pollard will preach at the 10 a.m. worship service on the topic “Two Promises for a New Year,” taking his text from Luke 2:21-40. The Chancel Choir will sing Samuel Wesley’s “Lead Me, Lord” and pianist Sally Page will play the offertory. A nursery is provided for infants and toddlers and Children’s Church for kindergarten through sixth grade is offered during the worship service. Adult education class begins at 8:50 a.m. every Sunday. A time for coffee and conversation follows the worship service in The Gathering Place. For more information visit or call 526-7332. First Presbyterian Church is located at the corner of W. Lake and Cemetery Roads and is completely handicapaccessible.

Stutsmanville Chapel, will have two morning worship services on Sunday morning, January 8 at Stutsmanville Chapel, a more traditional service at 9:30 a.m. and a more relaxed service at 11 a.m. Nursery for 1 – 3 yr. olds is provided in both services. Children’s Sunday School is held at 9:30 a.m. and Children’s church during the11 a.m. service. AWANA CLUBS have also resumed on Wednesday evenings, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Men’s Support Groups meet Monday & Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Home Small Groups meet during the week in various homes and different Adult Sunday School Classes during both services. A Knitters & Crocheter’s group meets on Wednesday, 1 – 3 p.m. at the chapel. Materials and instruction are available are available if you have the interest. Financial Peace Preview sessions will be held Sunday, Jan. 8 at 10:30 a.m.and 12 p.m.. The actual classes will start January 15 for 10 weeks, Sunday evenings, 5 – 7 p.m. Cost is $90. Financial Peace empowers and gives hope to everyone from the financially distressed to the financially secure. For more information contact the church office at (231)526-2335.

Disciplers Bible Studies, Non – denominational. Meets Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, Petoskey. For more information call Joann Palmer, (231)526-0289.

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

Charlevoix Winter Market, meets the first Thursday of every month from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., expected to run through May 3. The market is hosted at the Charlevoix Public Library’s

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Community Resources Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, will be hosting a workshop on Setting Financial Goals on January 10, 2012, from 6- 9 p.m., as part of a series of six workshops on financial fitness. This workshop is offered free to the public at NMCAA, 2202 Mitchell Park in Petoskey. To register or to find out about the future workshops, please call (231) 347-9070 or (800) 443-5518 or visit www.

Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, offers free tax preparation at its office in Traverse City, Cadillac, and Petoskey, as well as the Michigan Works! Volunteers are needed at all locations including Boyne City, Charlevoix, Benzonia, and Leland libraries. Tax preparation experience is preferred. NMCAA will provide training on tax preparation of low income returns and TaxWise software. After passing a basic IRS tax preparation test, you can choose to do tax preparation at times and a location that fit your schedule. Become a volunteer tax preparer by calling (231) 947-3780 or (800) 632-7334.

Gift Shop help, needed in the Main Lobby of Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. Interested volunteers will need to complete a day long corporate orientation, and will receive on site training in the Gift Shop. Most shifts are staffed with two volunteers, so you can be mentored by tenured volunteers. Application and requirements are available at www.northernhealth. org/careers. Select Volunteer Opportunities. 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.

Community Pool, winter swim lessons will begin next year. The 2012 Winter Swim Lesson Series begins the week of January 9. Please phone the Pool Office (231)526-4824, stop by in person or leave a message anytime regarding registration. Visit htm for additional information.

Harbor Springs Sk8 Park/Ice Rink, is offering free ice skating lessons Saturday mornings this winter from January 7 - March 3. Beginner and intermediate lessons are offered every half hour from 10 a.m. to noon. To register for the lessons, call the Harbor Springs Ice Rink at (231) 526-0610. If you leave a message, please include the name, age and ability level of

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open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m.8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.1 p.m.. The Harbor Springs Library offers free WiFi access and both Mac and PC public access computers. For more information call (231)526-2531. Visit www.harborspringslibrary. org for more information.

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

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

Recycling Holiday Recycling, is now offered through Emmet County. Curbside pickup will take on gift boxes, bubble wrap, catalogs, plastic mail order envelopes, plastic cups and cookie tins. Christmas trees and metal stands can be taken to the Emmet County Drop-off site located off Pleasantview. Items not accepted include, wrapping paper, greeting cards, plastic silverware and styrofoam.

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

History Harbor Springs History Museum, will have special museum hours between the holidays. The museum will be open daily 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Wednesday through Saturday, December 28-31. The Historical

Society offices will be closed for the Christmas holiday beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 23 through Tuesday, December 27. Be sure to visit the museum Wednesday-Saturday, Dec. 28-31. For more information or if you would like to make an appointment to tour the museum, please call (231)5269771 or visit us online at www.

Odawa Warriors’ Journey, Exhibit is now open at the Pellston Regional Airport, organized by Emmet County Historical Commission. The exhibit will be open daily to the public, free of charge, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the airport. For more information about the exhibit or assistance with directions, please call (231)348-1704.

Harbor Springs Area Historical Society, is pleased to present its temporary exhibit titled Ivan Swift, Artist and Poet (1873-1945) which is open to the public. The exhibit includes original paintings, books written by Swift bearing his autograph, historic and current photographs, and written material pertaining to Chippewa Cove Woods, the artists’ colony he founded north of Harbor Springs. The exhibit will be on display through June 2012.

Regional Happenings The Dennos Museum, Center at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City will present Enter The Haggis from on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 8 PM in Milliken Auditorium. Tickets are $25 advance, $28 at the door and $22 for museum members plus ticket fees. Tickets may be purchased on line at or by calling the box office at 231-995-1553.

The Dennos Museum, Center at Northwestern Michigan College will host the exhibition Welcome to Idlewild: The Black Eden of Michigan, January 14 – March 13, 2012. The exhibition was organized and travels as part of the Michigan State University Museum’s traveling exhibition program and is being presented at the Dennos in observance of Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month. Visit for more information.

Raven Hill Discovery Center, in East Jordan links science, history and the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both indoors and outdoors. The newly formed astronomy club will meet regularly the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Raven Hill Discovery Center. A Raven Hill has returned to its “winter hours” and will be open weekends—noon to 4 on Saturdays and 2-4 p.m. on Sundays, most holiday breaks and always by appointment. Call (231)5363369 for more information.

Cheboygan Opera House, will present the Moscow Festival Ballet’s production of “CINDERELLA” on Friday, January 13, 2012. Under the direction of legendary former Bolshoi dancer Sergei Radchenko, the Ballet performs Prokofiev’s masterpiece ballet, an enchanting fairy tale of everlasting love. With a company of 50 dancers, including a large corps de ballet, the Moscow Festival Ballet is focused on upholding the grand tradition of major Russian ballet works. For tickets, call the box office at (231)627-5841.

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Upcoming Sports Boys Varsity Basketball: Wednesday, January 4 at Pickford at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 6 at TC St. Francis at 7:30 p.m. Girls Varsity Basketball: Wednesday, January 4 vs. Cedarville at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 6 at TC St. Francis at 7:30 p.m. Boys Junior Varsity Basketball: Wednesday, January 4 at Pickford at 6 p.m.; Thursday, January 5 vs. TC St. Francis at 7:30 p.m. Girls Junior Varsity Basketball: Wednesday, January 4 vs. Cedarville at 6 p.m.; Thursday, January 5 vs. TC St. Francis at 7:30 p.m. Boys Freshman Basketball: Wednesday, January 4 at Petoskey at 6 p.m.; Friday, January 6 at TC St. Francis at 5:30 p.m. Girls Freshman Basketball: Wednesday, January 11 at Petoskey at 6 p.m. Boys and Girls Varsity Skiing: Thursday, January 5 at Nub’s Nob, LMC at 5 p.m.

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Volunteer Opportunities Vital Care, adult center staff will need help preparing and cleaning up after meals, beginning January 3. If interested in this volunteer opportunity, persons should contact: Michelle Schwartz, Program Manager, (231)348-0771 or email

Tax volunteers needed, to 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. Our program is supported by the IRS and the State of Michigan to help area residents claim all of the credits they have earned and need. Volunteers are reimbursed for mileage. There is no liability for volunteer tax preparers as the program is sponsored by the IRS. If interested in this volunteer opportunity, call (231)947-3780 or by email

The Salvation Army, needs volunteers in this holiday season for bell-ringing. We need volunteers with a warm heart to collect donations in 2-hour increments from now until Christmas Eve. Bell Ringers are needed Monday through Saturday at all times of the day in Charlevoix, Petoskey, and Boyne City. If Bell Ringing isn’t your style, bring your own instruments that you would like to play and serenade shoppers as they prepare for the holidays. Families, groups, or individuals can volunteer together.For more information on these opportunities, please contact Mary or Diana at Walgreen’s on US 131, (231)347-3531.

United Way, donation drives are a great way to spread joy and give back this season. To view area donation drives visit the United Way’s website at and click on donations. For more information visit (231)487-1006.

Junior Achievement, trains and places volunteers in K-12 classrooms during the school day to deliver financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship education programs. The goal of these programs is to empower young people to “own” their future financial success. Junior Achievement is in need of volunteers who are willing to teach 5 to 12 one hour sessions in the classroom during the school year. Various locations throughout Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. New volunteers must go through a one hour training and must sign a conduct stan-

Slope Report: Recent fresh snow opens additional runs COMPILED BY DANIELLE MCINTOSH Harbor Light Newspaper

One/One run shows strong turnout The 13th annual Harbor Springs One/One 5k run hosted over 70 runners Sunday, January 1, raising over $530 for the Harbor Springs Skate Park. Top finishers for the event included Lee Kanitz of Hessel, MI for the men’s division, with a time of 18.15 minutes; and Karen Sorenson of Petoskey, MI for the women’s division, with a time of 25.50 minutes. (Photo provided by Litzenburger Landscape, courtesy W.G. Giles.)

Finally, after competing with a green Christmas week, almost six-inches of natural snowfall graced area ski hills. as of Tuesday morning, January 3 Boyne Highlands was able to open an additional eight runs thanks to Monday’s snowfall, bringing the resort’s open terrain total to 45 trails and eight lifts running. For those itching to show off tricks and skills, a temporary terrain park is currently available while Boyne’s traditional parks are prepped. Families must wait a little longer for tubing at Boyne Highlands, as those runs have not opened yet. Frequent skier/rider cardholders can ski for free this week until January 6. Boyne Mountain had eight-inches of snowfall. With nine lifts and 26 trails, the Mountain noted busy times to be post holiday. Nub’s Nob welcomed the natural snowfall with six lifts and 41 runs open. Cross Country ski trails are now open and Supercross is expected to open for the weekend of January 6. Nub’s will host the Harbor Springs High School’s first ski meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, January 5. Volkl/Marker/POC Speed Series takes off Friday, January 6. A mix of snow and sun is predicted throughout the week, with temperatures providing a comfortable scene for slope adventures.

dards document. 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.

Support Groups

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CLIMB, which stands for Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery is a six week program using art and play activities to help children understand and develop coping skills. Northern Michigan Regional Health System is offering this program to provide emotional support to children (ages 5-12) who have a parent or other loved one diagnosed with cancer. The program will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. on Mondays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, and February 6 and 13. For more information or to enroll a child in the CLIMB program, please contact Amy Juneau, at (231)487-4015.

Juvenile Diabetes, parent support group meetings will be held the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Harbor Springs Public Library. Direct questions to Marcia Vandermus, (231)526-9705. The next meeting is November 30; the library is located at 206. Spring St. (just off Main).

The Grief and Loss Support Group, is held at the Hospice of Little Traverse Bay Community Grief and Loss Center at One Hiland Drive in Petoskey Michigan in the Conference room. The group meets on the third Thursday of every month, 1-2:30 p.m.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group, second Monday of month, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, One Hiland Dr, Petoskey (231)487-4285.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia support, group meets the second Wednesday each month from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center library. Call (231)347-3211 for more information.

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Customer | Service | Excellence Join us for a Customer Service Boot Camp Date:

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


9:00 am – 12:00. Coffee, meet & greet at 8:30.


Steve Rudolph | Steve Rudolph Coaching

Location: Our Host:

Birchwood Inn, Harbor Springs Frank Shumway

Cost: $20 -Checks written to Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce (Half of the proceeds will be donated to the Harbor Springs Food Pantry)

Program Description

You’ve probably spent more time hot waxing and tuning your skis’ in anticipation of snow! Put the same investment into tuning up your business’s customer service program. This highly engaging and practical training program has two main thrusts:

1) Energize you and your key people, and, 2) Provide you with practical tools and principles for initiating a customer service training plan. The first half of the morning we will explore the fundamental truths of excellent customer service so you can assess where your businesses is strong and where you might need to apply more training focus. The second half of the morning Steve will share the principles of effective training programs. Be prepared to be actively involved which includes having a good sense of humor! This program is targeted at business and non-profit leaders and their key people. Pre Registration Required: To ensure your space please register by January 23rd by contacting Marge at 526-7999 or submit payment to: Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, 368 E. Main St. 49740

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Diabetes, Heart and Vascular Support, is offered the second Monday of each month, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital and Community Health Education Center from 7-8 p.m. For more information (800)2486777.

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