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Harbor Springs Police warn of e-mail scam that surfaced here last week Harbor Springs Police Chief Dan Branson is advising residents to be aware of a scam turning up on some local computers. “There is a scam that is somewhat old, however, resurfaced (last week),” Branson said. “An e-mail was sent to several friends and acquaintances of a woman. The email stated the woman had been robbed while overseas and desperately needed money. The e mail was a fraud. The woman’s e-mail account had been accessed by someone unknown and the person typed the message and sent it to all her contacts. “I have seen similar e-mails where a relative or friend will say they have been arrested and need money for bail.” Questions or concerns can be directed to the Harbor Springs Police Department 231-526-6211 or 9-1-1.

Tough ‘sledding’ for local dealers with low-snow winters recently By DANIELLE McINTOSH Harbor Light Newspaper

One the many vintage ‘sleds’ that took part in last Saturday’s Moose Jaw Snowmobile Safari crosses Lake Street on the way out of town.

Stewards of the Land The Little Traverse Conservancy owns and manages

160 nature preserves

totaling more than

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of land. The organization also enforces conservation easements on more than 20,000 acres of private land.

Annual Moose Jaw ride draws more than 100 snowmobiles;

Conservancy reports one of its strongest land protection years From LITTLE TRAVERSE CONSERVANCY With the completion of several significant land projects near the year’s end, 2011 has gone down as one of the Little Traverse Conservancy’s strongest land protection years in its nearly 40-year history. The non-profit land trust working in northern Lower and eastern Upper peninsulas reports that a total of 3,692 acres were protected last year. “We are heartened to see how important the protection of this region’s natural and scenic assets remains for so many people,” said Tom Bailey, executive director for Little Traverse Conservancy. Nearly 320 acres of land were protected last year in Emmet County alone. Some of the land protection and land stewardship highlights for the county included the following: In December, the J.A. Woollam Foundation donated the Philip J. Braun Preserve. A wonderful community asset for the Village of Pellston, the 125-acre nature preserve lies along 4,500 feet of the Maple River and is within walking distance of the village. Two new preserves were created on or near Paradise Lake: the 66-acre Veling Preserve and a still unnamed 36-acre preserve, both purchased by the Conservancy with a significant portion of the properties value donated by the sellers. -CONTINUED on page 9.

Winter arrived-- with real snow, not the man-made kind-- just in time for one of northern Michigan snowmobilers’ favorite events of the season, the Moose Jaw Safari Ride from Harbor Springs to Larks Lake, held Saturday, January 21. Attendance was up, with 112 sleds hitting the trails before warming up at the “Bean Pot” at Center Township Hall. Increased participation in the 30 mile ride was a hopeful sign for snowmobile enthusiasts, as the industry has been experiencing a downturn for several years. Harbor Springs Snowmobile Club representative, Joe Kuchnicki, said

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he was excited by the event’s positive turnout. More people travelled from southern Michigan to ride in the Moose Jaw, and a new fleet of vintage sleds made the trip, he noted. Vintage sleds have become an event favorite since these classic -- but not always dependable --machines were welcomed to the ride 10 years ago. This year, Owosso area resident, Randy McEwen brought an entire semi truck full of vintage sleds, adding to the nostalgia of an event that has been around for 47 years. Kuchnicki said the volunteers, those who help to run the bean pot and donation booth for example, deserve a hand and tip of the hat, as well as the trail groomer operators.

Little Traverse Conservancy Executive Director

Tom Bailey

You are just coming off one of the Conservancy’s best years in land protection... How do you feel our area is faring in maintaining a balance between developed lands and natural spaces? Fortunately, there is a long history in this area of support for maintaining that balance. Dating back to the time before European settlement, this part of the country has been a haven with abundant resources where people came to enjoy the natural bounty. Right up to the present day, yearround and seasonal residents all enjoy the natural beauty, bounty, and the great variety of outdoor recreation that this area has to offer. They have said so repeatedly--all of the planning and “visioning” exercises that have been done since the 1970s have reflected

“...People tend to see that ‘Conservancy land’ is really THEIR land....”

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Harbor Chamber buys into state’s marketing campaign By KATE BASSETT Harbor Light Newspaper

Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce director Scott Herceg said when he thinks of this community, he envisions everything from a “sophisticated resort town” to a “great place to live year-round.”

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With the “many layers” of this area in mind, Herceg and the chamber marketing committee will meet with representatives of Travel Michigan, Pure Michigan, and McCann Erickson, the firm that invented the campaign, in early February to showcase the best of Harbor Springs for $40,000 worth of radio spots this spring/summer season. The Chamber raised $20,000 in private contributions from businesses and individuals in November and December in order to receive matching funds for the radio ads, which will be narrated by actor Tim Allen. They will run throughout the state, with the exception of the Detroit area (spots are too expensive there, Herceg said). The dollar-for-dollar program is a statewide initiative by Pure Michigan. And bigger communities like Traverse City and Mackinac Island have raised $500,000 (for a total of

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$1 million in advertising) to promote their destinations. “We aren’t exactly sure where our spots will be bought or how frequently they will be run, but we do know they will be heard in other large downstate markets and in local markets in hopes of getting traffic from areas like Traverse City, Cheboygan, and the Sault,” Herceg said. Herceg said when the marketing firm the Chamber hired, PubHound, suggested raising money for the Pure Michigan campaign, he knew the “should we” was a yes, but said he was excited to see the “can we” come to fruition. The next step is to determine what the radio spots will focus on, Herceg said. He noted the Chamber’s marketing committee has put together a “very aggressive” schedule and said obvious highlights would be Harbor Springs area restaurants, golf, and -CONTINUED on pag e 3.

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Finding the way back...

“Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed.”

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ruth: I wanted to move last week. Away from my community, my state, my Midwestern upbringing. An unfamiliar urge to uproot and slide into the gypsy skin of my youth hit as I took in the deep blue soul of Lake Tahoe, the towering ponderosa trees, the switchback mountain passes.

walk in the woods at the moment, because I could do so in my mind. Retrace the steps to the kids’ deadfall fort-- avoiding the tangled root, the place where trout lillies will emerge in a few short months, the towering birch tree to the right. Yet, when I clicked my headlamp on the next night and hauled a sled toward my family, the shadows of our yard seemed new. The way the light bounced off the path to the fields and woodlands behind us, showing black branches and pockets of reflection in the darkness, proved just how much of our own place we still have yet to know. Reading Tom Bailey’s Q&A this week about the work of the Little Traverse Conservancy reinforced this fact. There are countless preserves still to discover. Thousands of acres of wild It’s been years since such a trip resulted in scouring real estate lands to get to know. On an even smaller scale, thousands of websites, imagining a cross country move perfect for our fam- ways we’ve yet to bear witness to the beauty in our backyard. ily (highly romanticised, but imagined none the less). Each Yesterday I drove into town. Got a cup of coffee. Stopped by night during our stay in California, I went to bed repeating “I the lake. Took M-119 for no reason other than to drive a bluff love Michigan. I love Michigan.” And every morning, I’d wake without hyperventilating. Called friends and talked about our up a little shaken at how quickly that mantra faded, distant children in the way one does when raising families together, as the very rocks I turn in my hand each dreamed ideas for empty storefronts summer along Sturgeon Bay. in town, made plans for future (local) I don’t know when it happened Yes, yes, I know. It’s called vacation for a adventures. reason. There’s no question this was part exactly, when the feeling of home I don’t know when it happened exof our-- the whole family was struck with settled back into my bones. I just actly, when the feeling of home settled Mountain Fever-- sudden pride in “local” know by the time I sat in front of our back into my bones. I just know by the Tahoe knowledge: the whereabouts of the time I sat in front of our woodstove last authentic Mexican joint tucked behind a woodstove last night, there was no night, there was no place else I wanted 7-11, name recognition by a cashier at the place else I wanted to be. No other to be. No other community I wanted food co-op, even a broad-stroke ability to as my own. recite the history of the ill-fated Donner community I wanted as my own. I’m writing all this to say, in my Party’s journey (cannabilism is a surprislong-winded way: I get it. I get why ingly frequent conversation starter). But the thing is, we were folks come here a few months a year and go elsewhere durhaving dinner with an old friend and his family, listening to the ing the winter...and spring, and fall. I get why the call of snow passionate way they described life in the Tahoe region, and I capped mountains or oceans or big cities may be more enticwas like “Sold! I’m in! Where do I sign the papers?” Especially ing than this small little no-stoplight town. And yet. I have a when my friend’s wife, whose family had a cottage on Ann Street new understanding of what it means to grow roots in a town growing up, sighed with the memory of Gurney’s sandwiches, like Harbor Springs. Perhaps my near evangelical zest for Tom’s Mom’s Cookies, nights at Yummy’s....I sipped a dark red northern Michigan was deflated this trip, as I fell so headlong Tahoe microbrew and thought I too could remember those for northern California. But in that empty space, something things fondly, while reaping the spoils of a place so different much more real and true emerged. Something beyond the than Harbor Springs. abundance of natural resources, the sense of place, or the Driving back from that very dinner, it was my son Noah who resolve of settling down. I can’t put it more eloquently than looked out the window at the oh-so-close stars and sighed. a friend who understood well the untethered feeling of be“I love it here. I could live here someday, but I’m not sure it ing away. Her words spoke to the essence of our community, would ever feel like home. I mean, it would take a long time whether you call it home for six weeks or 12 months a year. to really know this place.” “Our homeland has roots - so when we venture away to other It was this phrase, this concept of knowing a place so well lands and are lured in by their beauty, we’ll always know how it becomes part of us, that carried me the last few miles to to find our way back.” our door. So despite unpacking to do, groceries to replenish, We do, don’t we? We find our way back. It’s the kind of truth phone calls to return, I walked inside my house and kept right some folks search for and never find; to be able to say-- with on going, through the sliding glass door into my backyard. conviction-- how lucky we are, to live where we do. There, the snow was marked with the tracks of our dogs. A chickadee fluttered up three branches, its frantic wings a whisIn Community, pered reminder. So much was familiar. There was no need to Kate Bassett

— Mary Oliver (Evidence: Poems)

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

The title of this beautiful poem by Edward Hirsch contradicts the poem, which is indeed a prayer. Hirsch lives in New York and is president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, one of our country’s most distinguished cultural endowments.

I Was Never Able To Pray Wheel me down to the shore where the lighthouse was abandoned and the moon tolls in the rafters. Let me hear the wind paging through the trees and see the stars flaring out, one by one, like the forgotten faces of the dead. I was never able to pray, but let me inscribe my name in the book of waves and then stare into the dome of a sky that never ends and see my voice sail into the night. 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 ©2010 by Edward Hirsch, whose most recent book of poetry is The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems, Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. Reprinted from the Northwest Review, Vol. 48, No. 2, 2010, by permission of Edward Hirsch and the publisher. Introduction copyright ©2012 by The Poetry Foundation. The introduction’s author, Ted Kooser, served as United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004-2006. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.

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at least a three year contract, which the Chamber agreed to do. “We’re going to have more of an impact this way. It made much more sense,” Herceg said, adding “We did focus on spring and summer with this round of ads, but who knows, we may highlight winter next time. We are, after all, a four season community.” The three-year contract also means “finding more partners” to fund the next two years worth of campaigns, on top of the Chamber’s regular marketing budget. As for how the success of the campaign will be measured by the marketing committee, Herceg said he hopes Pure

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Petoskey Chamber holds annual meeting The Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce launched 2012 with its official annual meeting on Tuesday (Jan. 17) at Stafford’s Bay View Inn. Cindy Dickson of Alpha Geek Web Design is the new Chairperson of the Board for the Chamber and she will preside over the organization in 2012. She started the new year by recognizing and thanking last year’s Board Chair Gary Lewinski of Emmet Brick & Block. “Gary did an excellent job as our Chairman and left me some big shoes to fill,” Dickson noted. “We’re grateful for the extra time and sound leadership he gave the chamber this past year,” she added. Lewinski will continue to serve on the board and the board’s Executive Committee as Past Chair. Other officers for the chamber in 2012 include Vice Chair, Cameron Brunet-Koch of North Central Michigan College; Secretary, William

velopment Committee, assist with the 2012 International Hemingway Conference in Petoskey, develop a formal communications strategy, and to make efforts to shoreup chamber revenues over the next several years. The chamber board also approved the Guiding Principles of the Northern Michigan Regional Chamber Alliance, an eight-chamber partnership that advocates on behalf of issues that impact businesses in northern Michigan. Each of the eight chambers is considering approval of the principles which will help guide advocacy decisions in the coming year. During the meeting, Smith presented a review of 2011 noting the chamber’s many accomplishments. He was most pleased to announce that the chamber had a net growth of 28-members in 2011 which exceeded their goal of 25-members. “This was a stretch goal for us at the beginning of the year, so I think it’s a great accomplish-

Marshall of 5/3 Bank; and Treasurer, Larry Hensley of the Northern Michigan Review. One new member was officially welcomed to the board; Mike Atchison of Atchison Paper and Supply has joined the 15-member Board of Directors for the Chamber. He replaces Jim Wade of First Choice Physical Therapy whose term expired at the end of 2011. At the meeting, the board approved the chamber’s 2012 Budget, Meeting Schedule, and Strategic Plan for the new year. Chamber President Carlin Smith outlined the Strategic Plan for the board which was the product of some visioning work in late 2011. Highlights that Smith noted include efforts to make sure the organization is meeting national standards for chamber operations, create a long-term plan for the chamber’s office building at the corner of Mitchell and Howard Streets, Re-form the organization’s Economic De-

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ment for the chamber to see this kind of growth,” Smith told the board. He said the chamber membership stood at 765-members at the start of 2012. Another interesting statistic Smith shared was the number of ribbon cuttings and anniversary photos they conducted in 2011; that number was 92. “If you see any of our Ambassadors, that’s why they have cramped hands and frozen smiles on their faces,” Smith quipped. In 2010 the ribbon cutting number was 73 and was only 43 in 2009. “This may not be a very scientific economic indicator, but I think this shows good activity in the Petoskey business environment,” Smith noted. Other major accomplishments that Smith noted in 2011 included the addition of the Accident Fund Worker’s Compensation Member Benefit program, the installation of new membership management software, a strong advocacy program, and a strong events schedule. “Our chamber events were well attended and well sponsored throughout the year,” Smith noted.

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seen an increase in traffic, but prior to that, business has been lacking. “Usually if we get snow in December, it’s a fairly good season, but people who were thinking about buying a sled, aren’t thinking about it anymore. They don’t want to buy a sled and have it sit in their garage,” he said. Local snowmobile retailers said the lack of snow over the holidays really hurt sales this year. “Last year, at least we had snow for Christmas and New Year’s visitors, but it slowed again as snow melted the first part of February,” Veen said. The lack of snow is not the only factor in reduced sales, he added, “But it’s the biggest factor.” “The economic situation the past few years has slowed sales, as well as the increase in gas and sled prices,” Veen said. Mark Lannen of Boyne Recreation Rentals in Boyne Falls said sales are definitely down this year. “We always say, ‘no snow, no dough’,” Lannen said with a chuckle. WHAT TREAT! has seen a BoyneARecreation Country living butand close to drop in both sales rentals main Lannen activities.attributes One mile ittoto and publicofCrooked lack snow. Lake access. 8 acres 3 bedroom comfy He with reported the three-day home for only weekend (Jan.$87,000 13-16) within was the 8 miles Petoskey. this A must to first bigofweekend winter see! it was highly anticipated. and

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Remember when winter meant only good things? There was no thought about heating bills and plowing bills, no worrying about driving on winter roads; there were only the possibilities of snow days and of time spent outside playing in the snow. Why does cold weather seem Emile Henry colder when you’re older? 30% off entire month of January During recess at the school, you could build forts and 262 E. Main Street snowmen, have clandestine 526-4050 snowball fights if you were Hours: Mon, Thurs., Fri, Sat 10-5 sneaky enough, and make www.spice-harbor.com snow angels if there was new, undisturbed snow. After they plowed the parking lots, you had those great mounds of snow to play king of the hill or do a little sliding. But after school was when  the fun really began. School  went so much faster on the ��� days that you would carry  your skates to school and walk   down to the skating rink and  spend a great hour or two listening to the music blare from    the speakers while you skated   around with your friends. Or in my case, you kind of stood around in the warming house and chatted for most of the time. My skating ability is similar to my ability to do any other activity that requires grace and co-ordination; it’s For Week: pretty much non-existent. I have always been so envious 1/25/12 of people who could spin and swirl and leap on skates; Jim Dika I’m not sure why, but Monica Swiss is the person that I reFrom the Harbor Springs Computers Quimper member envying the most. 141certainly skate. Botanical Collection P.O. Box She could

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Remember bump-jumpers? That took some real ability. For those of you who aren’t familiar, it was basically a short seat attached to a single ski, kind of a unicycle for the snow. We had large hills by my house and my older brother was great with a bumpjumper, going over jumps and flying through the air. The Petoskey Winter Carnival still offers a competition in bumpjumping; if you have never seen the sport, try to catch it this year. It’s very entertaining and certainly offers “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.” Snowmobiles first began to be popular in the sixties. I remember going with Mary Murchie to Lana Hamlin’s house and riding around and around in the front yard of Moore’s home on Hathaway Road. Those early Ski-Doos weren’t the powerful, souped up machines that they are now, but they were tons of fun for a kids on a Saturday afternoon. The Moosejaw originally went right through our front yard and that was a high point in my mom’s winter; she loved to sit at her dining room table, count the sleds and wave to everyone that she knew. I had a lot of friends who skied; I never did until I worked at Boyne and a couple sympathetic and extremely patient ski-instructors at least got me to a point where I can get off the lift without hurting myself. The Boyne-Nubs

debate used to rage, with Nubs generally winning out in those days amongst the local skiers. Nubs had a pool, air hockey and Mrs. Bonter’s donuts. Once the Kiwanis Park opened, skiing was accessible to a much larger percentage of the population. It remains a wonderful location for an afternoon of family fun. Cross country skiing began to gain popularity in the late seventies and early eighties. We are so blessed; cross country skiing on the night of a full moon is one of the most amazing activities one can participate in anywhere, but here, it is special. That was another plus as a Boyne employee; the cross country ski parties across the golf courses. But sliding, there was the universal activity. You didn’t need special equipment; you can slide on almost anything. Flying saucers, toboggans or sleds, they all worked well, and in their absence, if you cared to be inventive, less conventional methods also sufficed. Anyone employed at Boyne Highlands or Nub’s Nob can attest to the speed that can be attained flying down the slopes on a food tray and failing that, a black garbage bag works almost as well. I had at least one sliding party per winter on the big hill on LaCount Road, in front of the house that was first Clo and Delmer Kasuske’s, then DeOpsomer’s and more

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recently, Mrs. Trumble’s. We’d build a big bonfire at the top of the hill, yes, right in the road, and slide until we were too cold to continue, then trudge the half mile back to the house for hot cocoa and my mom’s banana donuts. I know I’ve mentioned before that we used to get together in the neighborhood, turn an old car hood upside down and pile everyone on that as a makeshift sleigh that was then towed behind the car. Skiing behind the car was equally challenging. I certainly am not advocating this as it was plenty dangerous, but I can’t deny nor regret the great times that we had doing it, either. So maybe I need to step back from the computer and break out my as yet unused snowshoes and try to get the spirit back. Winter goes much quicker when you’re enjoying it. Belated birthday wishes to Tim Rhine on January 19. Hope it was a great day for you. This week, Happy Birthday on Friday, January 27 to Perry Irish Hodgson and on Saturday to Karen Bradley, Greg Smith and Rick Major. Finally, February 1 is the birth anniversary of Ms. Amy McCafferty. A couple of meet and greets from newcomers this week. Wyatt Walter Morse joined us on January 18. Wyatt was welcomed by his parents Lucas and Jenny Spierling Morse and his older sister Gracie.

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Grandparents are Ken Morse of Harbor Springs, Sandra Moore of Levering and Annie and Ernie Spierling of Pellston and Cecil Morse is the Great Grandpa. Miss Josephine Catherine Borowski made her appearance on January 19, to the delight of older brothers Edward and Stuart. Her mom and dad are Kevin and Polly Moore Borowski, grandparents are Joel and Cathy Koza Moore of Harbor Springs and Margaret and Stanley Borowski of Petoskey, and great grandparents are Ed and Judie Koza. I can’t imagine a more perfect birthday gift to Grandpa Joel than to his first granddaughter. Finally, Mick Heinz’s family asked me to share a little update and some info. Mick is in the hospital in Grand Rapids awaiting surgery, but he would certainly like some communication with home. They ask that you send cards and letters to the following address: Mick Heinz c/o Allen Perry, 323 Indian Bluff Drive, Sparta, MI 48345. It’s hard enough to be in the hospital, but to be in the hospital away from home and friends is even more difficult and I’m sure he’d appreciate hearing from you.

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Michelle Schwartz, Program Coordinator of those suffering with Alzheimer’s Disease and SPECIAL TO HARBOR LIGHT NEWSPAPER live and silent auctions as mirror and two cedar the VitalCare Adult Day Care Center, joins the other dementias. Another goal of the adult day Golf packages, hand-crafted part of a Saturday, April 17, Adirondack chairs; a gift cerWomen’s Club for luncheon on Wednesday, care center is to give caregivers some much furniture, jewelry, salon prod- fund-raiser to support a local tificate for sky diving or a Feb. 8, for a discussion of the Center and needed respite. This allows the care recipient ucts, lawn maintenance and woman undergoing treatment scenic aerial tour; handmade WEEK'S HIGH the services provides to its clients and the to stay home longer with their loved ones fertilizing, andit pet grooming for cancer. quilts, table cloths and other on Mon, April 12 community. locatedare across from North- instead of prematurely entering a nursing WEEK’S HIGH supplies andNow products Amy Peterson, 35, of Harbor products; gift certificates to ern Michigan Regional Hospital at 525 West home or other long term care facility, which On Mon., Jan. 23 just a few of the many items Springs has breast cancer and numerous area restaurants; a Mitchell St., the Center was formerly known can carry a cost of over three times that of that will be offered during is facing approximately one portable BBQ grill; a pig roast; F as The Living Room and in early came Adult Services. year2011 of treatment alongDay with 10 cords of pole wood; jewunder the umbrella of VitalCare, an affiliate of SheThe luncheon will be held at 11:30 WEEK'S LOW Locks of Love . . University Honor. Roll chemotherapy. has no elrymeeting Biological Station including earrings, braceWEEK’S LOW Northern Michigan Regional Health System. am at The Reycraft Room, Perry Hotel, PetosLucas Orlins, Harbor Springs, has been named to the Dean’s offers enrichment health insurance coverage lets and necklaces; and much, on Sat, April 1021 On Sat., Jan. Rachel Morris, 18, a The purpose of Adult Day Services and the17 key. Costwill of the program and luncheon is $15. Honor Roll for the Fall 2011 semester at Lawrence Technologiand the April benefit much more! senior at Harbor courses for adults Center are to PleasetreatRSVP to Betty Tufts at (231) 347-7433 cal University in Southfield, Michigan. A graduate of Harbor mission of VitalCare Adult Dayhelp support her during “We are very, very pleased Springs High School provide a safe, supervised environment for by Monday, Feb. 6. the number and quality F The University of Michigan Springs High School, Orlins is majoring in Architecture. ment and recovery. The benwith had 20” of her hair frail elderly and disabled including The fluctuating Biological Station will offeradults efit is sponsored by VFW Post of items we’ve received for It was back to much weather Community Stitch Knitting/Crochet Group more cut off on April 9, patterns continued this week. two mini-courses for adult 2051 and American Legion the live and silent auctions,” seasonal conditions this past Community 2010 with the Stitch, help an open knitting/crochet group that We received 6+ inches of enrichment in June. Downtown carriage rides Post 281. said Roger Mays, Building week with night time tembrings people together to work on projects that help others of Madge Heinz at snow overnight on the 18th Forest and Landscape EcolTheinnumerous local and Quartermaster/ down- on Bay resiStreet Manager every 30 minutes near the New peratures hovering at or bein our community, The Hair House ofwill meet at the Harbor Springs Library on Hop on board the carriage for a ride causing area schools to be ogy asks, “Why do plants dents involved in collecting Chief Financial Officer for ride takes York, Pier and the Bar Harbor Restaurant. low the freezing mark while Tuesday, Jan 31 at 12:30 pm. The first project will be slippers town Harbor Springs. A free carriage Harbor Springs. closed. Fresh snow provided grow where they do?” Sus- donations from area busi- VFW Post 2051. “Individuals for Project Connect Rachel will send her and Hehemiah House. Patterns will be place every Friday and Sunday, 2-6 pm. The Riders can also hop on and off the carriage warming to the mid-50s durtainable Urbanism: Urban nesses and community resi- and businesses in our coma great day for the Moose Jaw cut hair -along to 10 needles or H crochet hook and two new service, which began at Christmas, is near the Island Bean Coffee Company, Wooly ing the day. We had some available bring size Design with Nature, exam- dents have been over- munity have been outstandon Saturday, and Sunday was Locks Love, balls of of yarn to getastarted, or just come and share ideas. All bringing visitors to town for the carriage ride Bugger, Spice Harbor and Turkey’s Cafe. Rid- rain, about 3” of wet snow ines the links between human whelmed by the outpouring ing with their support. There sunny with temps in the midnon-profit levels and organizaages are welcome. Call 526-2531 or visit www.har- including some who have not been to Harbor ers can bring extra blankets if the weather which disappeared quite settlement patterns and cli- of community support. 30s. Then came Monday with something every- quickly but did remind us it is Springs before. Both skiers and non skiers have is cold. “The will area be merchants arefor financially borspringslibrary.org formade more into information. tion, where it will be a hair piece for a child mate change. icy roads early causing school Just a few of the items for one at the benefit,” he said. still only April. Condtions enjoyed the rides. supporting this downtown experience and suffering long-term medical hair And Rachel has a Both classes are taught on- the live and silent auction Library from seeking volunteers forloss. project closings again. By mid-day, Mays also wanted the comremain dry - predictions of “During the Martin Luther King big Ski I want to thank them for getting involved.” fun new hair style to enjoy! The Harbor Springs Library is currently(Courtesy in the Photo) process of site at and near the University include: float boat rental; The munity to know this is the first however, it was 47 degrees, rain at the end of the week Weekend, the carriage was busy,” said Karin Offield added. electronically cataloging its entire collection. This is a simple of Michigan Biological Sta- Pier Pointer boat rides; golf time that American Legion Back to winter Monday night The Northern Michigan Chorale announces their annual Offield, owner of Brek-n-Ridge Farm, who The two horses, Babe and Stella, pull an au- hopefully may produce those yet lengthy undertaking that requires adding each book indi- tion which is located on the packages from several area Post 281 and VFW Post 2051 with several inches snow Vocal Music Scholarship grant. These scholarships are organized the activity. “Scott Ward, who owns thentic white carriage in fine condition. “The April showers neededofto en-by vidually to a computer system. The library is sseking volun- south side of Douglas Lake resorts; hand-crafted furni- have come together to sponmorning. Sorry kids schools available for anyone of high school age or older. Applicants and operates the carriage had 30 people on horses are getting a lot of attention from the courage our spring things to near Pellston. teers to this important project. If you areLetters interested open! including a picnic table, sor an event. need tohelp be with a resident of Northern Michigan. of that Sunday and all were fromture burst forth. Mini-Courses allow in- Michigan and carriage riders, the business owners and the in volunteering, please call Sandy Baker at 526-2800 or Cindy application are due by Friday, May 7, 2010 and need to out of area communities and two families pedestrians,” Offield said. “It is great to see the depth study of an environBaiardi 526-8395. include name, address and phone number. Also, in the visited Harbor Springs for the first time just friendliness that the horse and carriage brings Weather Weather mental topic in a friendly, application letter, specify the planned use for the grant - such because of the carriage ride. After their tour, into downtown Harbor Springs, a reminder of Highlights Pop Can Drive highlights supportive atmosphere. They brought to you Community Salutes as The vocal lessons or music assistance. brought to Harbor Springs 8th camp graders continueVocal their students Pop Can are they ate lunch downtown. They had seen the what this community used to be like years ago, taught by individuals who you weekly week by: and School should a letterThey of news about the free rides on the internet. I with horse drawn vehicles and is now again.” each DriveHigh to raise fundsapplicants for their May class provide trip to Chicago. are leaders in their field and by: recommendation from your music instructor. willso think it shows that the Chamber is working will be knocking on your doors on February 6 Auditions from 3-6 pm The carriage rides will continue through the are well acquainted with the Appreciates volunteers take place Mon, May 17 at 7:00 for pm them. at the Petoskey United be sure toon save your returnables You can leave the Biological ski season until mid March. for us.” Station and NorthMethodist 1804 E. would Mitchell. Send letters of cans outsideChurch, your door if you rather not be bothered The carriage service’s pick up locations are ern Michigan. Scientists, As an unknown writer said, “When work, commitment and application tothem Northern Chorale,of Box 51, Petoskey, or even drop off atMichigan the Best Western Harbor Springs. teachers and “laymen” interpleasure all become one and you reach that deep well where MI 49770. For more information, contact Meredith Richter at Chamber Chili Cook-Off Feb. 19 ested in learning something passion lives, nothing is impossible”. The volunteers of the Humane Society Snowshoe benefit 347-9717. have all benefitted from Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, (WRC) The Little Traverse Bay Humane Society’s PB&J Furry Friend newHarbor Springs Area Chamand/or attend. 17, 2012. Forms Inc. are available the Mini-Courses. a shining attending example ofthehowonpassion translates into Snowshoe will Parish take place on Saturday, 18 ber of Commerce announces are Everyone harborspringschamber. The folks atBenefit Holy Cross in Cross Village willFebruary be hosting TheAnnual Biological Station of- possibility. The WRC wasChili founded 1977 by community 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PB&J Farm, just or StutsmanChili Cook-Off Harbor Springs Area cominand should be emailed afrom Pancake/Egg/Sausage breakfast on north Sunday, April 18, it’s fers spring and summer a dream oftobuilding an agency committedor ville Rd from at 2101 Welsheimer Snowshoe Cook-Offwho is had encouraged to lsteffens@walstrom.com serving 8-11 am in theRd Fr.inAlHarbor Parish Springs. Center. Cost is $5 and Food Drive on Sunday, members for 19 college students equality, justice and the well-being in Northern routes includes range in all distance from approximately a mile to classes February from 24 p.m.. tobring non-perishable items faxedoftowomen (231) 526-7527. The which the pancakes you can eat! a half Contact Sue and is the site of Theirtopassion bloomed into formation of the five miles and vary for in difficulty. Snowshoes will be available The event will be heldmany at the Michigan. for donation The Harbor cost tothe attend the event is $8 Parson at 526-2874 more information. conducted of human service programs on-site at no charge. To reserve snowshoes, please call LTBHS research Stafford’sprojects Pier Restaurant lo- organization’s Springs Food multitude Pantry. To parper person. For more and inforTemperature: Sampled at Irish Boat Shop by scientists from across the lives Happy Birthday to Frank Lauer who celebrates on April 15 on in 33 this years later through the call hard work andor at 231-347-2396. Cost to participate is $15 in advance or $20 cated on Bay Street in Harbor ticipate year’s event, mation, (231)526-7999 on Monday, Jan. 23 For more from family and friends. many volunteers who continue to actively at theyour event. No charge for children 12 and under, although country. Springs.This event informais open to commitment complete of a the registration www.harborspringschamber. F 32.5º Last week: on the Biological Hana Ketterer will be celebrating her birthday on April 16 tion the return agency.the form no com every donation is appreciated. For more information, please absolutely everyoneStation so we support form and www.lsa.umich.edu/umbs/. with her family andorfriends - have a great day! During National call 231-347-2396 visit ltbhs.com. encourage you to participate later than Friday,Volunteer February Week, April 18-24, the WRC Sampled Brought youShop courtesy of celebrates the many accomplishments of our volunteer team. at Irishto Boat Irish Boat Answer to last week’s puzzle Over 4,800 hours of service were donated to the agency in the Monday, Apr. Shop 12 Answer to last week’s puzzle www.irishboatshop.com past year through the dedication of our volunteers. Our volunteer staff support families at the Safe Home, ring up Last week: LIQUID ICE sales and stock merchandise at the Gold Mine Resale Shops, Brought to you courtesy of serve on the Board of Directors, assist with agency mailings, Irish Boat Shop answer the 24-hour crisis phone line, style hair at the Safe www.irishboatshop.com Home, do facility upkeep and maintenance, and other Book Cellar important tasks. Harbor Springs’ Our volunteers touch the lives of hundreds of individuals Seasonal Residents Read Own Book Store and families served by the WRC in Antrim, Charlevoix, Between the Don’t forget to change your Open Daily • Year ‘Round Cheboygan, Emmet, and Otsego counties. Last year alone, the Covers! RELEASE DATE—Sunday, January 22, 2012 address with us if you are Weekdays 7 am - 4 pm WRC provided safety and advocacy to 595 victims of domestic 152 East Main Street Harbor Springs moving to or from 289 E. 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Sports

Week of Jan. 25-31, 2012

Sports Reports: Danielle McIntosh | 526.2191 | danielle@ncpublish.com

Rhine, Clare to be inducted into High School Hall of Fame The Harbor Springs High School Athletic Department has announced the 2012 inductees to the Harbor Springs Hall of Fame. This will be the third class of inductees. Two individuals, Debbie Clare, class of 1981, and David (LeRoy) Rhine, class of 1977, will be recognized during a special half-time presentation during the boys varsity basketball game on Friday, February 10. According to Athletic Director, Dave Iafolla, recognizing these individuals creates a

bridge from the past to the future in athletics. As Harbor Springs focuses on its efforts to raise the bar in athletics, tradition and history remains important. Knowing how sports programs became successful helps to draw the past to the future, Iafolla noted. Recognizing the Hall of Fame nominees exemplifies school pride, and school spirit. Debbie Clare is a shining star in the proud history of the Harbor Springs girls basketball program. She began her basketball career as a

sophomore, earning three varsity letters. Clare graduated as the team’s all-time leading scorer with 1,266 points. She received multiple honors, including AllConference, All-District and All-State. Clare went on to attend Lansing Community College to play basketball. After earning Junior College All-American honors, she transferred to the University of Alaska-Anchorage, where she continued her basketball legacy. Clare’s name appears several times in the college’s

record books as the eighth all-time leading scorer with 1,080 points, first All-Time in Average Rebounds per game with 10.3 and second All-time in Double-Doubles with 29. Her passion for basketball led to coaching at both the collegiate and high school levels. Clare currently lives in Alaska with her husband, Dave, and has three sons, Luke, Levi and David. David Rhine was a three sport athlete during his time at Harbor Springs High School and a standout teammate in

all three. He was a member of the 1976 State Runner Up basketball team that provided many thrilling nights in the Harbor Springs High School gym and the quarterback for the undefeated 1976 football team. In addition to earning two varsity letters in basketball, he also earned four varsity letters in baseball and three in football. Rhine was named All-Conference and All-State as a quarterback. He was an All-Conference baseball player and received All-Conference, All-Region

and All-State honors in his junior and senior years in basketball. Following graduation, Rhine attended Hillsdale College and played basketball and baseball from 19771981. Upon graduation from Hillsdale, Rhine remained involved in athletics as the assistant men’s basketball coach from 1982-1985. He also coached at Hillsdale High School and Reading High School. Currently he lives in Quincy, Michigan.

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Upcoming Games

Boys Varsity Basketball: Friday, January 27 at Elk Rapids at 7:30 p.m. Girls Varsity Basketball: Friday, January 27 at Elk Rapids at 6 p.m.; Tuesday, January 31 vs. Gaylord St. Mary at 7:30 p.m. Boys Junior Varsity Basketball: Thursday, January 26 vs. Elk Rapids at 7:30 p.m. Girls Junior Varsity Basketball: Thursday, January 26 vs. Elk Rapids at 6 p.m. Boys 9th Grade Basketball: Friday, January 27 at Elk Rapids at 6 p.m. Girls 9th Grade Basketball: Thursday, January 26 vs. Elk Rapids at 6 p.m. Boys and Girls Varsity Ski: Thursday, January 26, LMC, at Schuss Mt. at 3 p.m.

Boys Varsity Basketball Friday, January 20 vs. Charlevoix Harbor Springs 40, Charlevoix 75 Statistic Leaders: Peter Lauer, 10 pts Scott Morse, 9 pts Neal Zoerhof, 11 reb Coach’s Comments: Head Coach Geoff Morse said, “We had trouble scoring in the second half and did not defend very well.” The team’s record was 4-6 headed into the Boyne City game, Tuesday, January 24.

Girls Varsity Basketball Friday, January 20 vs. Charlevoix Harbor Springs 62, Charlevoix 46 Statistic Leaders: Elena Ongaro, 18 pts Jenna Lechowicz, 15 pts, 7 rebs Maggie Walker, 9 pts, 7 rebs, 6 stl Katie Barkley, 9 pts, 4 stl Emily Barkley, 7 pts Mackenzie Sylvain, 2 pts Stephanie Sylvain, 2 pts Coach’s Comments: Head Coach Jennifer Foley said, “Charlevoix came out of the gate with a pretty hot hand and they were really aggressive driving to the basket. We were down by five at half-time and made some adjustments in the locker room to cut off the dribble drive and improve our rebounding position. The girls were incredibly inspired in the second half and really turned up the defensive intensity which forced them into eight straight turnovers beginning at the four minute mark in the third quarter. Leading our defensive march was Maggie Walker, Katie Barkley, Emily Barkley, Jenna Lechowicz and Elena Ongaro. The most staggering statistic of the game was our shooting percentage from the free throw line. We shot 84-percent (21 for 25).”

Varsity Ski LMC Meet Thursday, January 19 was cancelled due to school closures. Monday, January 23, Traverse City Central Invite at Schuss Mt. was cancelled due to school closures. The team will compete again in LMC conference at Schuss Mt. on Thursday, January 26 at 3 p.m..

The lady Rams came out on top Friday, January 20, hosting a physical game against area rivals, Charlevoix. Harbor Springs scored 62 to Charlevoix’s 46. Harbor Springs now boasts a record of 7-3. Pictured above (#30) Senior, Maggie Walker, ended the night with 9 pts, 7 rebounds and 6 steals. (Harbor Light Newspaper photo by Danielle McIntosh)

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Boys Freshmen Basketball Friday, January 20 vs. Charlevoix Harbor Springs 26, Charlevoix 52 Leading Scorers: Aaron Fineout, 8 pts, Chase Lepird, 6 pts Sean Cantrell, 4 pts Jake MacGregor, Sonny Jenema, Adam Cavitt, Jeremiah Hay, 2 pts Coach’s Comments: Head Coach David Ketterer said, “We continue to show improvement as a team. We will work and talk about making our lay-ups, eliminating turn overs, and defensive rebounding. Chase and Jake played their hearts out all night again, they both work hard in practice and it shows in the games. Really, that goes for the entire team.”

Virtual Swim to Mackinaw Island

The Harbor Springs Community Pool recently held a contest for lap swimmers. Swimmers kept track of the miles they swam and a map pin-pointed their progress toward the distance to Mackinaw Island, 54 miles. Karl Gretzinger of Harbor Springs was the Winner and is pictured here earning his Punch card pass as a prize. The next “virtual” swim will start February 1 and participants will swim the distance to Chicago. Any one interested in joining the race is welcome to sign up. There is no extra cost. Call the Pool Office at (231)526-4824, stop by in person or leave a message anytime regarding registration. Visit harborps.org/Pool/pool.htm for additional information. (Courtesy photo)

On Saturday, January 14, Harbor Springs hosted the Northern Michigan Youth Basketball (NMYB) league games for 5th and 6th grade boys with participation from eight different schools across northern Michigan. “It was so gratifying to see our players show their pride for Harbor Springs basketball,” said Coach Randy Claramunt, “and the teams are playing so well, winning 75-percent of their league games.” Coach Claramunt attributed this to good team work with scoring coming from multiple players. Top point contributors for Harbor Springs included Nathan Heater, Elliott Langton, Ryan MacGregor, Everett Lungren, Christopher Erxleben, Joe Claramunt, and Drew Iafolla. Leading assists for the Rams team was Cole Ketterer, Aaron Zmikly, and Logan Cunningham. Top rebounding and steals came from Cam Bayliss, Nick Bonter, and

Sixth grader Drew Iafolla shoots free-throws during a Northern Michigan Youth Basketball (NMYB)league game. Eight different schools participated in the event for fifth and sixth graders, held in Harbor Springs.

Brett Vandermus. The 5th and 6th grade boys hope to continue their success in the NMYB league with games held each Saturday.


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“...People are naturally drawn to the Great Outdoors, and that’s why the Conservancy is important. The Conservancy is the means through which those of us who grew up outdoors maintain our connections to nature, and the means through which the cell phone and internet generation keeps things in perspective when it comes to balancing a life and staying sane in an ever more hectic and demanding culture. “

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a consistent desire to maintain a healthy balance between the developed landscape and the natural land that gives the area it’s character and unique appeal. The trick is to make that vision stick. The explosive growth we experienced in past decades has abated with the economic slowdown, and so there has been a bit of a lull in development. But there are more challenges ahead, so we need to put the groundwork in place today for maintaining that balance tomorrow.

How is LTC staying strong in a difficult economy for many non-profits? We have a very dedicated board, a talented staff, and some very loyal and generous supporters all through the community. It’s people working together to focus on the mission that make the Conservancy successful. Everyone concentrates on our fundamental job of protecting the places that people love in the North. From the original vision of our seven founders to the leadership of our board today, the Conservancy has always had a culture of sticking to that core mission. We focus on land conservation and we do it very well. People recognize that, and because we’re doing something that people appreciate, they give us their support. We are very blessed to have great leadership and vision on our board, a lot of talent and professionalism on our staff, and a great deal of generosity and dedication to conservation in our membership. It’s a wonderful collaboration—by working together, we accomplish things that none of us could do without the others. A critical factor for the Conservancy is that our board and staff have always recognized that land conservation is not as simple as it seems. It’s not just a matter of protecting certain land from development. As I put it, that’s the “from what” side of land conservation, and it’s relatively easy to talk about what you want to protect the land from. Of course we want to protect land from development, from subdivisions, from billboards and gravel pits and all sorts of other things. But that’s only half of the equation. The other half is to consider what we’re protecting the land FOR. Of course it’s for the wildlife and the plant communities and the many unique features of the land itself. But part of the genius of the Conservancy’s work, I think, is that the organization has done a great job of protecting land for recreation, for education, and for the enjoyment and benefit of the people. Field trips, education programs and stewardship activities have been emphasized throughout our history. So, I think that people tend to see that “Conservancy land” is really THEIR land; they see direct benefits from what the Conservancy does, and so they recognize that it’s their Conservancy, too.

How are you reaching out to the next generation, to ensure they too will be dedicated to land preservation? Fun question! First, regarding membership and fund raising, the next generation has taken the lead on their own. Over 20 years ago, a group of “twentysomethings” from the area approached the Conservancy and said, “look, we can’t give the same amounts of money that our parents give, but we love the Conservancy and we want to do something to help raise not only money, but awareness of land conservation.” The result was our annual Save the Trees benefit party, which has grown over the years as both a fund raiser and a friend raiser. Those folks are now becoming the leaders in our community, taking over from their parents and coming into their own. Meanwhile, our education programs have been going strong over the years, and we have now passed the milestone of over 100,000 school children participating in our programs. These programs include a wide range of activities intended to help

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An addition to the Ponshewaing Preserve added 600 feet of protected frontage along Crooked Lake and built on a growing assemblage of natural lands that buffer the entrance into the Crooked River and Inland Waterway. A home was removed from the Martha Curtis Preserve just outside Petoskey’s city limits and relocated to the Emmet County park at Camp Petosega. With tremendous volunteer help, the home site was restored to a natural state. The Martha Cameron and Horace M. “Huffy” Huffman Nature Preserves were dedicated. Restoration efforts at the old home site of the Cameron Preserve continued last year with the active volunteer removal of exotic species and planting of native seeds. Other conservation highlights from the year from around the organization’s service area included the J.A. Woollam Foundation’s donation of the 27-acre George & Althea Petritz Preserve. The new preserve lies along 500 feet of Lake Michigan on the north end of Beaver Island and provides spectacular views of Garden, Hog, and Squaw islands. The ecologically-stunning De Tour Peninsula Preserve was donated to the Conservancy protecting 125 acres and nearly three miles of north shore Lake Huron frontage. For more information about the Little Traverse Conservancy and land protection options for your land, please contact their office at 231.347.0991 or visit www.landtrust.org.

kids learn about the outdoors in the outdoors. They learn about all sorts of things from why leaves turn color in the fall to interesting facts about pond life to winter adaptations of animals on snowshoe trips. We reach kids in science classes on a variety of topics, but we also have a journaling program that integrates nature appreciation with language arts, and we have other art-oriented programs. So we’re working hard to build a variety of strong connections between kids and the outdoors—connections that will last a lifetime and inspire more understanding and appreciation of the environment.

Celebrating four decades is a major accomplishment for a non-profit. How has your organization changed since its inception? How has it stayed the same? What’s stayed the same is that solid dedication to land conservation. We’ve never wavered from our founders’ vision of the Conservancy as a local group protecting land that is important to local people. The things that have changed, have changed primarily because of the growth in our capacity to accomplish things. In its early years, the Conservancy only acquired land through donation, but as more and more generous people made donations and as we forged partnerships with others interested in conservation, we developed the capacity to buy land. Our education program was able to grow because we were given the financial means to support a staff of professional outdoor educators. But, again, the focus on the land and land conservation remains undiminished and crystal clear.

Do you have specific goals and/or areas of concern looking to the next 10 years? Yes, we have both ongoing goals and evolving ones. The principal goal, of course, is for our land conservation work to keep pace with land development across our region. For every new subdivision, or shopping center or road that is built, we’d like to see a nature preserve set aside, a scenic easement on a beautiful roadway, or a public park created. We want to continue to provide care and stewardship for the land that has been entrusted to us. And we want to continue our educational efforts that help people understand the connections we all have with the natural world. That involves both time-tested methods and new ones. One interesting and innovative approach that we have become involved with is connecting people with the wonder of the night sky. The designation of the Emmet County Park at the Headlands as the sixth International Dark Sky Park in the nation and ninth in all the world illustrates that the incorporation of the night sky into nature appreciation is both a new trend and also something which harks back to things that are deeply embedded in all of us: the joy and wonder at looking up into a beautiful night sky. A whole new world of star lore, traditions, mythology, arts and sciences opens up when you don’t just look down on our nature preserves, but when you also start to look up.

Is there a conservancy property you are most fond of visiting? If so, what makes it your goto spot? Lately, it has been the new Martha Curtis preserve, which is just outside of Petoskey and which I can actually see from my home. It’s a beautiful hilltop with views to the north across Little Traverse Bay, and eastward across rolling hills, farms and fields. The large spruce trees and some white pines on the property are visible for miles around—from the Harbor Springs side of the bay, from south of Petoskey, and from

Conservation easements A conservation easement is a voluntary agreement that allows a landowner to limit the type or amount of development on their property while retaining private ownership of the land. The easement is signed by the landowner, who is the easement donor, and the Conservancy, which is the party receiving the easement. The Conservancy accepts the easement with understanding that it must enforce the terms of the easement in perpetuity. After the easement is signed, it is recorded with the County Register of Deeds and applies to all future owners of the land. The land is not open to the public.

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More than 100,000 children have participated in Conservancy programs Since the Little Traverse Conservancy first launched its environmental education program in the late 1980s, more than 100,000 children have participated in Conservancy-led outings. “Children in this region have been born into a natural paradise,” says the Conservancy’s environmental education committee chair, Marta Olson. “Our goal is to offer opportunities that will help connect children with the out of doors so they learn to appreciate all the

benefits of a close connection to nature as well as grow up to be good stewards of our natural resources. Our society is becoming more aware of the positive correlation between opportunities to experience the natural world and a healthy childhood.” In Emmet County, 130 classes and more than 2,600 students participated in a Conservancy sponsored nature outing during 2011.

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Mitchell Road when one comes into town from the east. It’s a peaceful, beautiful spot with a view that is at once inspiring for its beauty but also serves as a reminder of the challenges we face in land conservation—as subdivisions spread across those hills and fields, it calls to mind the need for balance between land development and land conservation. It’s a great place to watch the moon rise, the stars come out, and to watch the weather as it comes in across the bay. It’s also a place where I can sort of pinch myself and say, “wow, this is what I do for a living!! I get to work with all the wonderful people who create these preserves, the folks who run the organization, and the staff and volunteers who have made these places so wonderful!!”

As the pace of life continues to increase, and technology takes center stage in many lives, how does spending time in the natural world fit into the human equation? And in-turn, how does the mission of the LTC take on more importance than ever? I carry a cell phone as most people seem to do these days, I have a computer hooked up to the internet, and I’m subjected to the same barrage of media and what passes for “news” these days as anyone. Maybe it’s partly a function of my age and the fact that I grew up before most of this stuff was around, but I find that it’s important to me to turn the electronic gadgetry off once in a while and just enjoy the silence, appreciate a beautiful view, and breathe. Nothing beats a beautiful sunset, or a morning walk when the stars are fading and the sun comes up in the east. I love to walk the beach, or to hear a babbling brook deep in the woods. It doesn’t have to be a big long trip—it can be refreshing and renewing to just step outside in the evening and listen to the stillness, or to pause for a moment to look up at the stars as they whirl through the heavens. Sometimes, I feel as though listening to the wind in the trees or to the waves on the shore is like relaxation therapy! And as I talk to other people, especially those who live or vacation in the North, I find that I’m not at all alone in this. The love of nature is a natural thing for people—whether you come to it through science and an approach like Edward Wilson’s and Steven Kellert’s “Biophelia Hypothesis,” or the poetry of Walt Whitman’s observation that “the secret of making the best persons is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” The fact is that people are naturally drawn to the Great Outdoors, and that’s why the Conservancy is important. The Conservancy is the means through which those of us who grew up outdoors maintain our connections to nature, and the means through which the cell phone and internet generation keeps things in perspective when it comes to balancing a life and staying sane in an ever more hectic and demanding culture. Henry David Thoreau wrote that “we need the tonic of wildness.” Researchers such as Wilson and Kellert, and Richard Louv who wrote the ground-breaking book “Last Child in the Woods” have demonstrated from a scientific standpoint that connection to nature is in fact a genuine human need. And Native storytellers, poets, philosophers and activists such as John Muir have been telling us for millennia that we are connected everything, and everything is connected to us. The Conservancy helps, in a modest way, for us to recall those connections on a deep and experiential level. It gives us a chance to put our love of nature into action, and it gives us the opportunity to pass a wonderful legacy of natural beauty on to our children, and theirs and theirs and theirs. It gives us a chance to connect with timelessness.

Land protection on the rise; LTC leads state Land protection through private organizations has been on the rise in recent decades. A census completed by the National Land Trust Alliance showed that between 2005 and 2010, more than 10 million acres of land were voluntarily protected, an increase of 27-percent. In the same time period, the federal Land and Water Conservation fund, a major federal conservation program, added just over 500,000 acres and saw a 38-percent funding cut. In Michigan, there are more than 30 land trusts working throughout the state. A 2010 survey conducted by Heart of the Lake Center for Land Conservation Policy showed that Michigan land trusts had

protected 548,318 acres. With a nearly 40-year history, Little Traverse Conservancy has protected the most land of all land trusts in the state, more than 42,000 acres. Currently, Little Traverse Conservancy owns and manages 160 nature preserves totaling more than 14,000 acres of land. The organization also enforces conservation easements on more than 20,000 acres of private land. In Emmet County alone, 106 conservation easements are held and monitored annually. The organization works primarily in Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Mackinac, and Chippewa counties.

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close I’m sitting here staring at the keyboard, absolutely at a loss as to what to write about this movie. It was well-acted, it was intriguing, it was difficult to watch and it was definitely an original plot. Did I think it was worth seeing? Absolutely. Will I watch it again? Probably not. I will say that advertising this movie as starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock is misleading; they probably don’t have a full hour’s screen time between them. Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn) is an 11 year old boy who loses his father (Tom Hanks) on September 11. They mention in the movie that he has been tested for Asperger’s Syndrome and that the test was inconclusive. I’m not remotely knowledgeable on the subject, but he definitely suffers from some degree of Autism or something similar. He’s not Rain Man; he goes to school, he has friends, he is a wealth of trivial information and certainly wise beyond his years, but he certainly has issues. His father is his rock, the person he best relates to and that loss leaves him adrift. He loves his mother and she loves him, but the communication between them is difficult. He seems to relate better to his paternal grandmother who lives in an apartment across the way. While snooping through his father’s closet after what Oskar calls “the worst day,” he finds a key in an envelope with one word, Black, written on it. Since his father would devise and send him on expeditions, as they called them, Oskar concludes that this key opens something that his father left for him to find and he begins his quest. He becomes involved with a mysterious and mute man who is renting a room from his grandmother. The man (Max Von Sydow) joins the boy in his quest and they form an interesting bond as they travel the five boroughs looking for their answer. The movie doesn’t dwell on the horror that was September 11, 2001 as much as it shows the horrible aftermath for those friends and family members who sat and watched those building come down knowing that their loved ones were gone. Oskar becomes convinced to a point of obsession that his father was one of the ones who jumped; for whatever reason, that seems an option that he can accept. Bullock is very effective in a rather odd role and Tom Hanks is Tom Hanks; infinitely likeable. There is a kind of strange supporting role by Dan Goodman and Viola Davis is memorable in her brief part. In the end, this movie is owned and carried by Thomas Horn and Max Von Sydow. Horn is able to display all of the nuances of this troubled child and Von Sydow, faced with the difficult task of expressing himself without words, meets and surpasses that goal. Both are outstanding performances. There is a little profanity, nothing much, but this is not a movie for children. The entire movie is very emotional and sometimes not easy to watch and the story has some twists. This is rated PG-13 and I would doubt that children under thirteen would sit through the entire film very well; it is just over two hours, sometimes confusing and at other times a little slow.

Great Outdoors Nordic Nights, is a non-competitive ski group for classic and skate skier of all abilities. The Outfitter of Harbor Springs hosts group skis every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at Nubs Nob. There is no fee but a Nubs Nob nordic pass is required. Ski rentals available, if needed. No pre-registration required, just meet at the bottom of the purple lift. For more information call (231)526-2621 or visit www.outfitterharborsprings. com.

Women in the Wild, and The Outfitter of Harbor Springs hosts a snowshoe hike to Five Mile Creek gorge on Thursday, January 26 from 10 am-1pm. Open to women of all ages who want to get outdoors and gain skills together. No experience needed. Fee is $10 plus equipment rental, if needed. Carpool available. Pre-registration required call (231)526-2621 or visit www. outfitterharborsprings.com.

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29th Annual XC Ski Loppet, will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Sunday, February 5. This classic xc ski tour on 16 miles of groomed trail from Harbor Springs to Cross Village is open to skiers of all ages and abilities. Skiers may opt for shorter mileage by starting at the aid station on Middle Village Road. Loppet ends at

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the Crow’s Nest restaurant with a big buffet, drinks and door prizes. Don’t miss this winter tradition. Registration limited to 120 participants. To register: visit www.outfitterharborsprings.com, stop in The Outfitter at 153 E Main Street or call (231)526-2621.

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join them at 9 a.m. on Sat. Feb. 4 for a free leisurely snowshoe event on fairly level trails at Raven Hill Discovery Center near East Jordan. For more information call Evelyn Howell at 582-7751.

Year-Round Adventuring, will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Tuesday, February 21 at 7 p.m. as part of its monthly speaker series. Burr Mitchell, Manager of Wilderness State Park, will share the park’s best kept secrets: its unique ecosystem, endless opportunities for recreation and camping as well as special events. Open to all. Admission: 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 information call (231)526-2621 or visit www. outfitterharborsprings.com.

Snowfest 2012, will be hosted by Birchwood Farms Golf and Country Club on Sunday, February 19 from 12-3 p.m.. A fun, free family event open to the public. Come cross-country ski

• All events that appear in this section are open to the public. • Listings are limited generally to those events sponsored by not-for-profit, educational, religious, cultural, political or social institutions. • Information must be received in writing at the Harbor Light Newspaper office, 211 E. Third St., Harbor Springs, MI 49740, no later than Monday at noon for that week’s issue. Listings cannot be accepted by telephone. Fax listings accepted at (231) 526-7634. E-mail: news@ncpublish.com •Please include the following: name of organization, type of activity, address and a brief description of the event. or snowshoe on Birchwood’s groomed trails. Cross-country ski clinics offered every halfhour compliments of The Outfitter of Harbor Springs. Enjoy a bonfire, food and snow creature contest. For more information call (231)526-2166 or visit www. birchwoodcc.com.

Youth and Family Dinner and a Movie Nights, will be Fridays throughout the winter at the ice rink/sk8 park (January 13 – March 9) in Harbor Springs. Reservations are not required. If you are interested in coming, please plan on arriving at the ice rink no later than 5:20 p.m. Pizza will be ordered at 5:30 p.m. Pizza is only ordered for those individuals that paid. No extra pizza is ordered. The Movie will start at 6:00 p.m. Cost for pizza, pop, and dessert is $3.00. The movie is free.

Snowshoe by torchlight, on January 28 and February 25 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.. Experience the solitude of the wilderness as you snowshoe by torchlight at Camp Daggett sponsored by Bearcub Outfitters of Petoskey. Afterward, come in from the cold for a cup of hot chocolate, freshly baked cookies and to warm-up by the crackling fire in camp’s beautiful main lodge. Buy raffle tickets for great Bearcub products with all proceeds going to Camp Daggett. Admission is free, donations are encouraged, and snowshoes are available for all ages.

Board Game Days, will be hosted at the Harbor Springs Ice Rink 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.

Libraries A film screening, will be held at Harbor Springs Library. They will be showing “Invictus” on January 26 at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome, donations are ap-

preciated. Refreshments will be available. Call the Library (231)526-2531 with questions. Visit www.harborspringslibrary.org for more information.

Lap Sit Story Time, for Babies and Toddlers up to three years old and parents will be held at the Harbor Springs Library. The session will include age appropriate themes, stories, songs, and finger plays. Lap Sit Story Time will be on Wednesdays, from 10:30-11:15am. Call the Library (231)526-2531 with questions. Visit www.harborspringslibrary.org for more information.

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org about our monthly Family Chess nights and our Chess Tournament during Petoskey’s Winter Blues Festival in February of 2012.

Petoskey Library’s Lapsit, winter/spring session will begin again on January 16 with 2 meetings/week on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 am in the Children’s Program Room until May 26. These programs are targeted 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 has started. The program is 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.

open knitting/crochet group that brings people together to work on projects that help others in our community. All levels and ages are welcome. The first project will be slippers for Project Connect and Nehemiah House. The group will meet at the Harbor SpringsTom’s Mom’s Library on Tuesday January 31st at 12:30pm. Patterns are avail- Reader’s Theatre, programs able--bring size 10 needles or H for elementary-aged kids and crochet hook and two balls of teens will be hosted at Petoskey yarn to get started, or just come District Library. The elementary Cookies and share ideas. Call 526-2531 group will meet from 5:30-6:30 of or visit www.harborspringsli- Send pm aonTaste Mondays and the teen Harbor Springs this brary.org for more information. Holiday group Season! will meet at the same Placetime your on Mail Orders Tuesdays. Both proby December 1st. grams will take place in the Spanish ConversationOpen Daily all Year Long Children’s program room at 267 S. Spring St., Group, are offered for anyone Harbor Springs, MI 49740 the library. Reader’s Theatre is (231) 526-6606 interested in practicing their www.tomsmomscookies.com a legitimate form of drama with Spanish speaking skills are welactors using their voices and come to join us in the Harbor upper bodies to convey various Springs Library on Thursday, roles in a script through reading January 26 at 5:00pm Speakers to an audience. Call (231)758of all levels are encouraged to 3112 for more information. attend. Call (231)526-2531 or visit www.harborspringslibrary. orgwith questions.

Book Swaps, will be held by the Friends of the Harbor Springs Area District Library group. The There is one swap left on January 31 at 10 a.m. In coming months, swaps will be held in the other municipalities in the library district. 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 www.harbordistrictlibrary.org for more information.

at the Crooked Tree Arts Center on Saturday, February 4 at 8 p.m.. Metro Jazz Voices performs jazz standards and popular favorDave Menefee (Acoustic ites in sophisticated Guitar and engaging vocals) four-part harmony, will be playing from 7:30byTom’s one of 9:30pm inbacked front of theMom’s best rhythm around. Friday, trios July 3rd Serving Tickets are $15 for members Breakfast &members Lunch and and $25 for non all seats are General Admission. WIFI available For more information, www. Grill Open Until crookedtree.org or 2pm (231)3474337. 12:30 on Sun.

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Entertainment Petoskey Film Theater, will show “The Ides of March” on Wednesday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Building. The movie about the truth behind politics, stars George Clooney and Ryan Gosling. Donations are appreciated. For more information call the Petoskey Film Theater Hotline at (231)758-3108.

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Sturgeon River Pottery, in Petoskey will host Michigan based artists and pottery demonstrations from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. each Sunday this winter. The demos are free and open to the public, and reservations are not needed. Call (231)347-0590 for more information. Swirl, will be hosted Thursday, January 26 at Crooked Tree Arts Center. Swirl is a monthly wine tasting with music and the most recent art exhibit on display featuring City Park Grill. 5:30- 7 p.m.. Call (231)347-4337. www. crookedtree.org

Dance Swing Dance Series, with Up North Big Band will be offered at North Central Michigan College on January 27. Instructions start at 6:45 for beginners, dancing at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for 18 and under. Experience dance of the 30’s and 40’s.

Old Time Country Dance, sponsored by Blissfest will be held at the Carnegie Building on February 4 at 7:30 p.m.. The Country Dance Series is a great way to experience an evening of old-Time fun for the whole family. All dances are taught and there is a live band and caller. All Dances $3/person, $5/couple or $7/family and are held on the first Saturday of the month. Call 348-7047 for more information. All dances are taught and children are welcome.

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Financial aid, for college will be the topic of a free program at North Central Michigan College on Tuesday, January 31. North Central’s financial aid office is hosting the program as a community service for parents and students attending or planning to attend any college or university. The program will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. in the college library on the Petoskey campus. The program will include an explanation of the categories, types and sources of financial aid, the cost of attending college, expected family contributions, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and scholarship searches. For more information on the program, contact Virginia Panoff, North Central’s director of financial aid at (231)348-6698.

Flying to Alaska, Restoring a Classic will be a part of Northern Central Michigan College’s luncheon lecture series on January 27. Andy Bowman built his own airplane and flew it to Alaska. Next, he and a team of volunteers completed the restoration of a classic airplane built in Michigan in 1928. They returned it to the sky in October 2011. He will talk about both adventures and the challenges of flying something you built yourself. Andy is a Harbor Springs resident who sold a prosperous local business to retire and ended up devoting

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most of his time in restoring and building aircraft. Programs are held on Fridays at noon in the Library conference room. Reservations are preferred. Call (231)348-6600 or e-mail cmacinnis@ncmich.edu to reserve your place at the table. Cost is $9. Lunch is included.

An economics luncheon lecture, will be February 10 at North Central Michigan College. Everyone talks about prices: too high or too low, but seldom just right. Rod Anderson, North Central economics professor, offers a bit of basic economic theory by explaining the important function that prices serve and how they relate to key issues and policies that are debated every day. Prof. Anderson is a graduate of Wheaton College and has a master’s degree in economics from Montana State University. Programs are held on Fridays at noon in the Library conference room. Reservations are preferred. Call (231)348-6600 or e-mail cmacinnis@ncmich. edu to reserve your place at the table. Cost is $9. Lunch is included.

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Family fun nights, will be on Wednesdays, January 25, February 29 and March 21 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Dinner and activities will be in the Student and Community Resource Center gymnasium on the Petoskey campus. Activities will include soccer, basketball, volleyball and Eclipse Ball. There will be appropriate toys and tumbling mats for toddlers and an obstacle course for children ages 7 to 11. The fitness staff will be available to help parents and their children with all activities. Participants should wear suitable gym clothing and clean, dry shoes. Cost is $5 per family and includes all activities and a light dinner of chili or soup, crackers and bread, and applesauce. For families who wish to participate in games and activities only, the cost is $3 per family. Coffee and hot chocolate will also be for sale. For more information, call (231)439-6360.

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mational session offered. NCMC’s nursing faculty will hold informational sessions on Wednesdays, January 25, February 15 and March 14, at 4:15 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. to explain the process for admission into the college’s highly competitive nursing program and the courses that students must take prior to entry. The sessions will be in Room 122 of the college’s main administration/classroom building on the Petoskey campus. Anyone planning to apply for the nursing program is strongly encouraged to attend one of these informational sessions. The information on prerequisites will be particularly important for those applying for the fall 2013 program. The sessions will also be valuable for individuals who are considering nursing as a career path.

Save returnables and feel free to leave outside door or drop off at Best Western of Harbor Springs.

a valentine’s benefit and dance on February 12 from 12 p.m.- 11 p.m. at the Emmet County Fairgrounds building. Funds raised from silent auction, raffles and $10 entry donation, as well as cash bar, will benefit the food pantry. Local bands will provide entertainment.

The PB&J Furry Friend Showshoe Benefit, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 18 at PB&J Farm, located just north of Stutsmanville Road at 2101 Welsheimer Road in Harbor Springs. Snowshoe routes range in distance from approximately a half a mile to five miles and vary in difficulty. Snowshoes will be available on-site at no charge courtesy of Bearcub Outfitters. To reserve snowshoes, please call Little Traverse Bay Humane Society at (231)347-2396. The cost to participate is $15 in advance or $20 at the event. There is no fee for children 12 and under, although every donation is appreciated. For more information, please call (231)347-2396 or visit ltbhs.com.

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Harbor Springs eighth graders, will collect pop can return-

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ables to fund raise for the eighth grade trip to Chicago. Students will be knocking on doors again on February 6 from 3-6 p.m..

The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

A news commentator was recently talking about all the political ads and information we are receiving these days. In essence he said, if you want to get away from all of that, pick up a book. Such good advice and such a great means of escape. Curl up in your favorite chair and imagine that you are in Hungary and the year is 1937. Andras Levi is on his way to Paris from Hungary, having won a scholarship to study architecture. A chance encounter with Elsa Hasz has Andras promising to deliver a letter for her - to C. Morgenstern in Paris. As Europe moves closer to war Andras’ second summer in Paris ends. Because of the new anti-Jewish laws Andras is forced to leave Paris and return to Hungary with his wife Klara. Now the war closes in as many try to make sense of a world gone mad. The assembled characters become real and show us the full range of human emotions and human failings. You love them, you recognize them, and you almost can’t bear to know what will happen to them. The invisible bridge, to me, is the bond between parent and child, between brothers, between friends, and between husband and wife. At the end of this book there is a poem that speaks of the randomness of survival. Here is a portion of that poem: You survived because you were first. You survived because you were last. Because alone. Because the others Because on the left. Because on the right. Because it was raining. Because it was sunny. Because a shadow fell. by Wislawa Szymborska Reviewed by: Judy Cummings

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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 bonter@ahmhotels.com to arrange vouchers by email.

Dance the winter blues away, at the Little Traverse Bay Humane Society Fur Ball Blues Benefit. The benefit will take place in conjunction with the Petoskey Winter Blues Festival. The Fur Ball Blues Benefit will take place from 7-11 p.m. on Friday, February 24, at Stafford’s Perry Hotel in Petoskey. Attendees will enjoy music by Jelly Roll Blues Band, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Attire is dressy casual. The cost to participate is $35 per person. Tickets can be purchased at Bearcub Outfitters, Finishing Touch, Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce, FlatIron Deli and Stafford’s Perry Hotel. For more information, please call (231)347-2396 or visit ltbhs. com.

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Books of Note

Brother Dan’s Pantry, will host

Ice Breakers, series will be held by the Tip of the Mitt Watershed council beginning January 12 and running through March 22. Stormwater Chasing will be the topic with Kevin Cronk on January 26. Sessions are held from 12-1 p.m. at Tip of

The Heartland Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound, GLIBA, and MBA, for the week ended Sunday, January 15, 2012. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association, the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association, and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. Hardcover Fiction 1. Death Comes to Pemberley, P.D. James, Knopf 2. Believing the Lie, Elizabeth George, Dutton 3. 11/22/63, Stephen King, Scribner 4. The Paris Wife, Paula McLain, Ballantine 5. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Stieg Larsson, Knopf 6. The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes, Knopf 7. The Litigators, John Grisham, Doubleday 8. The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern, Doubleday 9. State of Wonder, Ann Patchett, Harper 10. Breakdown, Sara Paretsky, Putnam Hardcover Nonfiction 1. Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand, Random House 2. Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson, S&S 3. The Obamas, Jodi Kantor, Little Brown 4. In the Garden of Beasts, Erik Larson, Crown 5. Elizabeth the Queen, Sally Bedell Smith, Random House 6. Killing Lincoln, Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt 7. Catherine the Great, Robert K. Massie, Random House 8. Pity the Billionaire, Thomas Frank, Metropolitan 9. Goodnight iPad, Ann Droyd, Blue Rider 10. American Sniper, Chris Kyle, et al., Morrow

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the Mitt Watershed Council on Bay Street in Petoskey. Sessions are free and open to the public. Bring a lunch; coffee and snack provided. Call Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council at (231)3471181 for more information.

Chambers of Commerce State of the Community, Luncheon will be held on Friday, Feb. 3 at 11:45-1:30 at Ovation Hall in the Odawa Casino and Resort. For ticket information, call the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce office at 347-4150 or e-mail Jessica@ petoskey.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the chamber office at 401 E. Mitchell St. in Downtown Petoskey.

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Business After Hours, a Chamber of Commerce program will be hosted on Wednesday, January 25 at the Boyne Highlands Zoo Bar from 5-7 p.m.. Come for networking stay for dinner and fun. Cost is $7 for members and guests are $12. There will be free twin zip lining and free tubing (weather permitting) for Chamber Members. Night skiing is $10 for anyone (a WKLT promotion), along with $10 pitcher of beer and wings and $10 equipment rental.

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-CONTINUED from page 11. on scripture from 1 Corinthians 8 and Mark 1. Congregational hymns will include “All Creatures of our God and King”, “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies” and “Blest Be the Tie That Binds.” The Chancel Choir will be singing under the directorship of Marion Kuebler on organ and piano. A special offering will be taken for UMCOR for hunger needs throughout the world. Children’s Sunday school is held during the worship service and a coffee fellowship is held following the service. All are welcome.

First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, will worship on Sunday, January 29 at the 10 a.m. worship service the Reverend David Van Dam will preach from Deuteronomy 18 and Mark 1 on the topic “The Authority of a Servant.” Music for the service will be provided by the women of the Chancel Choir singing John Rutter’s “All Things Bright and Beautiful” and soloist Jamie Platte singing “Because of Thy Great Bounty” for the offertory. First Presbyterian Church hosts AA meetings on Tuesdays at 7 and 8 p.m. as well as Thursdays at 8 p.m. Alanson meetings take place Mondays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at noon. For more information visit www.fpchs.org 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

School is held at 9:30 a.m. and Children’s church during the 11 a.m.service. AWANA CLUBS for children are held 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 if needed. You can still join the Financial Peace University Classes held on Sunday, evenings, 5 – 7 p.m. for the next 13 weeks. Cost is $90. Financial Peace empowers and gives hope to everyone from the financially distressed to the financially secure.

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.

Young Life, college Bible study groups meet Mondays at North Central Michigan College. Campaigners is a laid-back Bible study designed with the young adult in mind where we discover how real life and God intersect in a fun and exciting way. It’s a great place to meet new people, have real discussions, and build community. Meet in room #124 in the Administration/class building from 4-5:30. For more information call (231)330-5429.

hold two morning worship services, 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

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Tom Sheffler | Julie Adams

Julienne Tomatoes Farmers Market Harbor Springs Farmers Market, is coming soon and

421 Howard Street, Petoskey 231-439-9250 www.juliennetomatoes.com

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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 Community Room, off Clinton Street. For more information call (231)547-2101.

Regional Happenings Mackinaw Mush, dog sled races will be Feb. 4 and 5. Races will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday. This event is held with the start and finish in Shepler’s Parking lot in Mackinaw City located on Cenral Ave. behind the IGA. For more details visit www. makinawmush.com or call (906)298-1246. This event is snow dependent.

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Harbor Springs residents Tom Sheffler and Julie Adams own and operate Julienne Tomatoes in downtown Petoskey. (Harbor Light Newspaper photo by Mark Flemming) Editor’s Note: Going with the “Shop Local” theme, this week we continue here our fresh twist to local business news with this occasional series “Portraits in Business.” The feature is about putting a face to some of our local businesses in the Little Traverse Bay community and letting the owners share some of their own words of wisdom and wit about doing business locally, being in business in a small community, and the entrepreneurial lifestyle here in the Little Traverse Bay area. We hope you enjoy this feature and let us know what you think.

-Charles O’Neill, charles@ncpublish.com -Kate Bassett kate@ncpublish.com

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Tom Sheffler and Julie Adams are the owners and operators of Julienne Tomatoes which, at the end of June this year, will have been open for 9 Years at 421 Howard Street, in downtown Petoskey. The restaurant is on the ground level of a three story, charming historical building , built in 1897 originally as a Feed Store. The menu highlights American cuisine, moderately priced, featuring premium, quality ingredients locally grown/made as often as possible.

What one thing about being in the restaurant business makes you want to jump out of bed and come to work every day? The challenge of meeting our commitments and deadlines. Seeing the finished products being enjoyed by our customers.

We all like to eat out at restaurants. What would surprise people about being in the restaurant business? The time required and the details that need to be dealt with each day, like keeping everything clean & sanitary, maintaining freshness & being consistent. There is never any resting on the previous day’s successes. It is a continuous process.

Tom, you worked in the corporate world (tell us briefly what you did). When you tell people about what you do now and where you live and work, how do you describe your life? I worked for GM in Communications & PR. I tell old friends I am still in love and married to my best friend, living in paradise & working a lot harder than I ever did at GM. Popular favorites and jazz standards in sophisticated four-part harmony, backed by one of the best rhythm trios around.

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Customers are always our first priority. Without the customer we have no sidework, no officework, no prepwork. So focusing on their immediate needs is always job one for our whole team.

(Julie) from a satisfied customer, “You guys get it. Thank you for opening up your restaurant in Petoskey. The food is good, your help is friendly and we love what you do for the community”

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This Birchwood home has been beautifully maintained and updated with fresh paint, new kitchen countertops and more. It is perfect for summer vacations or year round living. RICH ROCHETTE (231) 838-2911

When it comes to customer service, what is one hard and fast rule you absolutely hold true everyday in your business?

(Tom) from a 4 year old daughter of one of our Customers, “Tom, if I don’t marry my Dad, I want to marry you.”

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Too many to pick a favorite…probably the items that bring the most pleasure... like the Tomato Gorgonzola Soup!

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