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Volume 42 • Number 47

Law Enforcement Local police seek suspect in prescription fraud incident

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Lights of the Season

By Kate Bassett Harbor Light Newspaper

Harbor Springs Chief of Police Dan Branson would like the community’s help in finding a man who used a fake prescription to fraudulently obtain a controlled substance from Kelbel’s Pharmacy on November 21. “Kelbel’s received a call from a doctor they recognized for a prescription, and soon after, a man came in saying he was there to pick it up for his wife, who was in a lot of pain,” Branson said. “He had identification for her, name, date of birth, etc., and as he walked out he mentioned the doctor’s name again, and said his wife had just left the emergency room with terrible kidney stones.” And that’s when a Kelbel’s employee became suspicious, Branson noted. “The doctor that had allegedly called in the prescription isn’t a urologist, so right away it aroused their suspicions. The folks at the pharmacy called the emergency room and learned the woman had not been a patient there, and then called the doctor only to learn he was on vacation (and had not called in the opiate prescription).” At that point, Kelbel’s contacted the Harbor Springs Police Department. Officers checked out the women’s information and none of -CONTINUED on page 3.

Tom’s Mom’s Cookies manager, Kelly Compton, boxes up and packages the more than 300 dozen cookies that were ordered and baked during Thanksgiving weekend. (Photo by Christina Rohn)

A large crowd of friends, families, and fans of small town traditions gathered on Main Street Saturday, November 29 to celebrate the lighting of the community Christmas Tree. Now in its 98th year, the Harbor Springs Christmas tree defines the beauty of downtown during the holiday season. This year, the tree was donated by the Erxleben family, taken from their property at the Best Western Inn just east of town. As always, winners of the holiday decorating contest (this year’s theme was ice) were also announced at the tree lighting. Awards went to the following homes and businesses: Residential winners: first place Mr. & Mrs. Borrusch, 429 E. Main St. Harbor Springs; second place, Gill & Susie Johnson, 451 E. Bay St. Harbor Springs; third place, Mrs. S. Lovell, 444 W. Bluff Dr. Harbor Springs. Retail clothing: first place, The Outfitter, 153 E Main St. Harbor Springs; second place, L’Esprit/Elle, 220 State St., Harbor Springs, third place, La Sassafras/A Studio, State St. Harbor Springs. Retail gifts: first place, Elizabeth Blair Fine Pearls, 115 W. Main Harbor Springs; second place, Bella Regalo, Judd & Main, Harbor Springs; third place, Becky Thatcher Designs, 117 W. Main Harbor Springs. Service category, first place, Stafford’s Pier, 102 Bay St. Harbor Springs; second place, Graham Real Estate, 198 E. Main St. Harbor Springs; third place, Graham Management, 163 E. Main St. Harbor Springs; Honorable Mention, The Depot Restaurant, 111 W. Bay Harbor Springs. The next big downtown Harbor Springs holiday event is the Merchants Open House on Saturday, December 7 from 6-9 p.m. Several community events will take place before the streets close that day, including the Harbor Springs Historical Museum’s Open House, Between the Cover’s Polar Express event (must be registered in advance), and Santa’s Workshop at the Harbor Springs Library. For a full list of area holiday events, see page B1.


Local woman killed in car accident last weekend; slick roads cited A Goodhart woman was killed an automobile accident in Friendship Township on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at approximately 2:35 p.m. According to a news release from the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office, Kathleen Rene Hannah, who owned By The Bay in downtown Harbor Springs with her husband Tom, and also made quiches for the IGA and farmer’s market for her baking company, Katy’s Quiche, was travelling northbound on Five Mile Creek near Geary Road when she lost control in snow/slush covering the roadway. Hannah ran off the road and struck a group of trees. She was pronounced dead on the scene. The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Allied EMS, Readmond Friendship Fire Department, Department of Natural Resources, Harbor Springs Police Department, Harbor Springs Fire Department, and Birchwood First Responders. An obituary can be found on page 6 of this newspaper.

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Members of the Petoskey Piranhas Bantam AA girls hockey team gather before a recent practice at Griffin Arena. Team members are front, Joey Johnston; middle (from left) Sarah Lamb, Liz Lantz, Ally VanAntwerp, Heather Lamb; back, assistant coach Heather Cowan, Alyssa Hunt, Faith Kulbieda, coach Jim VanAntwerp, Mamie Scholl, Jackie LaFaive, Maddie Hunt, assistant coach Brent LaFaive. (Photo by Andy Sneddon)

Piranhas break the ice in Bantam AA

Griffin Arena-based girls team in a league of its own By Andy Sneddon Special to Harbor Light Newspaper

This is not a lark or a novelty. The way Jim VanAntwerp sees it, there is a future on the ice for some of his players, and he hopes he is laying Inventory the groundwork for others to follow. Clearance VanAntwerp coaches the Petoskey Piranhas AA Bantam (age 14-under) girls travel hockey team based at Men and Women Griffin Arena between Petoskey and Harbor Springs. Hilda It is the first such team exclusively for females specific to the age group in the Harbor Springs-Petoskey area. winter hours 11-5 “It’s a great sport,” said VanAntwerp, who is the rink Mon-sat manager at Griffin Arena and who boasts a lengthy and accomplished hockey pedigree both as a player address phone and coach. “We need more girls involved in hockey overall. The numbers are growing around the country, not specifically in Northern Michigan, but we will make that happen.”

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The team’s roster comprises just 10 girls, about half that of most of its opponents. But they’re a gritty and inspired bunch, VanAntwerp said. “They’re a unique bunch,” he said. “We play teams with 18 on the bench and we actually play better in the third period than we do earlier in the game. Other teams are amazed that we don’t get tired out, and (we) continue to fight the entire game. That’s a good thing to see out of these ladies.” The Piranhas range in age from 11-13. Five are from Harbor Springs, three call Petoskey home, and two others are from St. Ignace. And, VanAntwerp hopes, there eventually will be enough girls to field teams on several age-group levels. There are no residency requirements. “We’ll start some try-hockey-free things for the girls, things that are specific to the girls,” he said. “Part of the reason for this squad is to grow the game amongst the -CONTINUED on page 8.

Holiday Shopping Your choice — Your investment By Christina Rohn Special to the Harbor Light Newspaper

The dollar is power, and consumers around the nation, as well as locally, have some decisions to make. According to statistics released on Dec. 1 by the National Retail Federation, more than 141 million unique shoppers took advantage of the low prices and aggressive discounts from large retailers throughout the holiday weekend — up from 139 million in 2012. It was estimated that these shoppers spent more than $57 billion. On the contrary, although statistics have not yet been released for 2013, American Express reported in 2012 that consumers spent an estimated $5.5 billion on Small Business Saturday — an event created in 2010 by American Express to raise awareness and support for local retailers who are often left in the wake of ‘big box’ stores. Although these figures suggest that consumers are spending less than 10-percent of their holiday budget with local retailers, business owners in Harbor Springs are hopeful that shoppers will choose quality over quantity. Josh Baker, owner of The Outfitter, says his business feels the strain from ‘big box’ retailers year round. “It’s the ‘Walmart dilemma’ — they provide goods at a low price, and they also provide jobs to our neighbors,” he said. “It’s hard to think of a business that wouldn’t be affected by the undercutting.” Baker said, beyond the ‘big box’ stores, he struggles mostly with competition from online retailers. “We are faced with Internet sales, in that everything in (The Outfitter) you can get on the Internet for much less,” he said. In order to stay competitive, Baker said he has two proven methods built into his business model — staff expertise and community events. “Everyone in here knows what we have to sell,” he said. “We’re runners and we’re skiers. We live here and we know what products work.” In addition to staff knowledge, Baker said he and his staff coordinate local events, such as the Turkey Leg 5K run/walk on Thanksgiving, which raises funds and awareness for the Harbor Springs Area Food Pantry. “Last year we had 242 runners and we raised $2,500 for the food pantry,” he said. “That, to me, is as close to the ideal event because it builds community, it gets families together and helps a local cause.” -CONTINUED on page 8B (SECOND section).


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Community Organizations


It’s United Way Time

American Life in Poetry

Karen Sherrard,


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Director, Petoskey District Library &

Val Meyerson, Director, Charlevoix Public Library Char-Em United Way Co-Chairs

We are proud to be the Co-Chairs for Char-Em United Way’s 2013-2014 Campaign. This is a significant way to give back to our communities by making sure our community needs are being met, not just through the organizations we know, but by those smaller ones we aren’t familiar with as well. United Way improves the lives of people in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties in three different ways.

EDUCATION United Way makes sure that early childhood development needs are met. That is the key to giving children the right tools to become productive individuals in the future. Over 20% of 3rd graders in Charlevoix & Emmet Counties score below proficient in reading based on MEAP scores – far too many. Char-Em United Way’s “Literacy Corps” is meeting this need by recruiting 150 volunteers to read to, mentor and tutor local kids over the next three years. The Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which puts a new book in the hands of children under the age of 5 each month, is another project spearheaded by the United Way with the goal of improving this number. They are targeting early literacy to give kids the best start possible toward a successful life and we believe this is vitally important for our community’s future.

INCOME (FINANCIAL STABILITY) Many people struggle with financial stability in our two counties. Last year our community partners told us there were 480 people recorded as homeless in Emmet and Charlevoix Counties; 152 of these are children in families. We see them at the library trying to stay warm each winter. Fifty percent of local children qualify for free and reduced lunch and nearly half of the births in our area are funded by Medicaid according to Kids Count data.

United Way’s Funded Partners provide a range of ‘safety net’ services, as well as longerterm solutions to help our neighbors build their skills to get and keep jobs to support their families. We’re taking the lead on innovative ways to reduce poverty. For details, check the website under Funded Partners http://www.

HEALTH Obesity rates exceed State rate of 32% in all but Charlevoix County, where 28% of adults are obese; and as many as 35-50% of kids between 5-16 are classified as overweight or obese, based on a recent study by the Health Department. Community members and health care practitioners have ranked obesity among the top three health problems in the community. United Way supports a range of programs to address needs for health services including a new program addressing obesity in youth called Fit Kids 360. This program works with kids and their families on healthy eating and lifestyle changes with the goal of changing behavior. United Way also distributes the FamilyWize prescription discount cards which have saved local residents nearly $300,000 on their prescriptions. Char-Em United Way Campaign’s ambitious goal is $425,000. And once again the Frey Foundation has offered to match $30,000 in new or increased donations, so this would be a great time to make a first-time gift to United Way or to add to what you donated last year. Remember, donations stay right here in our counties to help neighbors who need support in each community. This year is Char-Em United Way’s 70th year of serving the needs of our community. We hope you will join in its mission “To improve the lives of people in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties by working together to share community resources”. To find out more about the United Way or to donate, visit the website at

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BY TED KOOSER, I once wrote a not-so-very-good poem called “Picking Up After the Dead,” about the puttingin-order we feel compelled to do when a family member has passed on. In this poem Sherod Santos, who lives in Chicago, writes what I wished I could have written.

Out of the World There Passed a Soul The day of my mother’s funeral I spend clearing out her overgrown flower beds, down on my knees in the leaf rot, nut shells, tiny grains of sandlot sand spilling from the runoff gullies. The hot work was to see not feel what had to be done, not to go on asking, not to wonder anymore. Full from scraps I’d found at the back of the refrigerator, her mongrel dog lay curled on a stone and watched me work. It was Sunday. The telephone rang, then stopped, then rang again. By the end of the day, I’d done what I could. I swept the walk, put away the tools, switched on the indoor safety lamps, and then (it hardly matters what I think I felt) I closed the gate on a house where no one lived anymore. American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation (www.poetryfoundation. org), publisher of Poetry magazine. It is also supported by the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Poem copyright ©2012 by Sherod Santos, whose most recent book of poems is The Intricated Soul: New and Selected Poems, W. W. Norton & Co., 2010. Poem reprinted from The Kenyon Review, Vol. XXXIV, no. 4, by permission of Sherod Santos and the publisher. Introduction copyright © 2013 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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Leadership Little Traverse partners with organization to aid veterans and families

These images of a suspect in a prescription drug fraud case were taken in Kelbel Pharmacy Nov. 21. (Photos from Harbor Springs Police Dept.)

Police seek suspect in prescription fraud... -CONTINUED from page 1.

it checked out, but they were able to recover what Branson called “a pretty clear picture” of the suspect from the pharmacy’s security camera. Possessing a fake prescription in the state of Michigan is a felony with up to four years in prison and fines of

up to $30,000. Possessing a controlled substance without a prescription is also a felony offense, with punishments starting at four years in jail and $25,000 in fines, and gradually increases depending on amount all the way up to life in prison and/or a $1

million fine. Anyone with information is asked to call the Harbor Springs Police Department at (231) 526-6211. Anonymous tips may be left online: www., under the “contact the police department” tab.

The 2013-2014 Class of Leadership Little Traverse (LLT) is proud to be partnering with local nonprofit, Angel Ambassadors, for their service project for the year. The major goal of Operation: Wings of Honor for the LLT class will be helping to raise community awareness about the Angel Ambassadors and their mission to aid local Veterans and their families. Angel Ambassadors is a newly-organized nonprofit organization formed to bring awareness and contributions to all Veteran needs. The heart and soul of the fledging organization are co-founders, Margie Krussell and Marcie Newton. “We are so pleased that this

year’s LLT class reached out to us,” stated Krussell. “We cannot achieve our goal of aiding Veteran families if they don’t know we are here to help.” Along with Veteran outreach, the LLT group will be aiding Angel Ambassadors in developing a larger volunteer base and additional business support. Currently, they rely solely on online donations, fundraisers and corporate sponsorships to meet the various requests for assistance. Leadership Little Traverse incorporated a community service project as part of their 9-month curriculum to encourage program participants to work as a team and take a leadership role within the community. “The Com-

munity Service Project has become an integral learning component of LLT,” said the program’s administrator Carlin Smith. “Each year’s project becomes the signature of the class,” he added. The 2013-2014 LLT class will kick off their participation with Angel Ambassadors at an upcoming fundraiser event, Kids Magic Show, being held Dec 7 from 1-3 pm at the Petoskey American Legion Hall. Members of LLT will be serving as volunteers at the event and have helped garner donations for the silent auction. All profits from this event will go to helping Vets, as the Angel Ambassadors is an all-volunteer organization. The group’s project will -CONTINUED on page 6.


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Legal Notice NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT; ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale plus interest. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Default having been made in the terms and conditions of a mortgage made August 23, 2007 by Matthew Anthony and Michele Anthony as mortgagors, to St. Francis X. Federal Credit Union, as Mortgagee, and recorded on August 24, 2007 in Liber 1094 and page 553, Emmet County Records and the entire balance secured by said mortgage having become due and payable by reason of the acceleration provisions contained in said mortgages and the note secured thereby; and on which mortgage there is claimed to be due and unpaid at the date of this notice principal and interest in the amount of $23,985.32, including interest at 10.25% per annum, and no other legal or equitable proceeding have been instituted to recover the debt or any part of the debt secured by the mortgage; and the power of sale contained in the mortgage having become operative by reason of the default. Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, JANUARY 23, 2014 at 11:00 o’clock a.m., in the main lobby of the Emmet County Building, 200 Division Street, Petoskey, Michigan, that being the building where the Circuit Court for the County of Emmet is held, there will be offered for sale and sold to the highest bidder, at public sale, the premises described in the mortgage, situated in Village of Alanson, Emmet County, Michigan and described as follows: Commencing on the Westerly line of Lake Street, as said street appears on the recorded Plat of EVERGREEN PARK, as recorded in Liber 4 of Plats, Page 16, Emmet County Records, at a point 452.50 feet Southwardly, along said street, from the Northeast corner of Block 3 of said Plat of EVERGREEN PARK, Westwardly parallel with the South line of said block 3, 100.00 feet; thence South 02’00” West 100.00 feet; thence Eastwardly parallel with the Southerly line of said Block 3 to the Westerly line of Lake Street; thence Northwardly along the Westerly line of said Lake Street to the Point of Beginning; being a part of the Southwest ¼ of the Southwest ¼ of Section 10, Township 35 North, Range 4 West, with a Street Address of 7814 Lake Street, Alanson, Michigan, 49706, and bearing PP#2441-17-10-300-074 This sale is for the purpose of satisfying the amount due and unpaid on the mortgages, together with the legal costs and charges of sale, including the attorney fees allowed by law and in the mortgages, and any sums subsequent to the date of this notice to protect its interest in the premises. The length of the redemption period be six (6) months from date of sale. ONwillTHE Dated: December 2, 2013 PROPOSED 2014 ANNUAL BUDGET AND SPENDING St. Francis X. Federal Credit Union PLAN Mortgagee/Lender 2140 M-119 The City of Harbor Springs shall hold the “Public Hearing on the Proposed Petoskey, MI 49770 2014 Budget and Spending Plan” for the City. The Public Hearing shall Kurttake M. Kobiljak place at (P45297) the regular City Council Meeting scheduled at 7:00 pm, on PENTIUK, & 2013. KOBILJAK, P.C., Hearing will be held in the City Monday,COUVREUR December 16, The Public Attorney forChambers Mortgagee/Lender Council at 160 Zoll Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740. POABox 277 draft of the “Proposed 2014 Budget and Spending Plan” will be availHarbor ableSprings, for publicMichigan review at49740 the City Hall in the City Clerk’s Office from 8:30 (734) 281-7100 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. daily, after December 3, 2013 until 5:00 p.m. on pg 23 11/20/2013 December 16, 2013.


The Public is welcome to make comment either: 1. in person; 2. via mail at City of Harbor Springs, City Clerk, PO Box 678, WESTMI TRAVERSE Harbor Springs, 49740-0678;TOWNSHIP BOARD OF REVIEW December 10, 2013 3. via fax at (231)-526-6865; 4. via e-mail at: The West Traverse Township Board of Review will meet on Tuesday, DeA.,; or cember 10, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the Township Hall, 8001 M-119, Harbor B. or Springs, MI 49740. The purpose of this meeting is to review and correct any 5. 231-526-3104. clerical errors orverbally mutualcalling mistakes of fact, to address prinicpal residence and

agricultural exemptions, and to consider poverty or hardship exemptions. For more information, please contact the Township Assessor at (231)526-7361. Ronald B. McRae Robert Sandford Secretary, Board of Review

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PUBLIC NOTICE CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING BUDGET WORK SESSION 2014 PROPOSED BUDGET AND SPENDING PLAN The City of Harbor Springs City Council shall hold a special meeting at 7:00 pm, Monday, December 9, 2013 in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 160 Zoll Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740. The sole purpose of the City Council meetig is to hold a work session on the “Proposed Budget and Spending Plan for 2014”. This meeting is open to the public.

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The City of Harbor Springs shall hold the “Public Hearing on the Proposed 2014 Budget and Spending Plan” for the City. The Public Hearing shall take place at the regular City Council Meeting scheduled at 7:00 pm, on Monday, December 16, 2013. The Public Hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers at 160 Zoll Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740. A draft of the “Proposed 2014 Budget and Spending Plan” will be available for public review at the City Hall in the City Clerk’s Office from 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. daily, after December 3, 2013 until 5:00 p.m. on December 16, 2013. The Public is welcome to make comment either: 1. in person; 2. via mail at City of Harbor Springs, City Clerk, PO Box 678, Harbor Springs, MI 49740-0678; 3. via fax at (231)-526-6865; 4. via e-mail at: A.,; or B. or 5. verbally calling 231-526-3104.

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Help Wanted HARBOR SPRINGS SK8 PARK Seasonal Recreation Worker - Part Time. Duties include Skating Rink Ice making, operating tractor for snow removal, ice making, concession stand, skate rental, assisting skaters, cleaning and occasional first aid assistance. Requirements: willingness to work nights and weekends and a flexible schedule, experience working with children and the public, a valid driver’s license (required) and experience operating a tractor and power equipment (preferred). First Aid CPR and AED Certification preferred. Compensation depends on applicant’s experience. Schedule’ typically 20 hours or more per week. Pre-employment physical and drug screening required. Apply at Harbor Springs City Hall (170 Zoll Street). Application deadline Monday, December 9, 2013 for work beginning Monday, December 16, CUTLER’S IS LOOKING FOR, a part-time sales associate for the clothing store. Must have a good sense for color and style, and keep the store tidy. We have a friendly environment with competitive wages and a great discount. Please call Mrs. Cutler 231-347-0341.

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CALLING ALL ARTS & CRAFTERS, reserve your space at an up and coming multi venue show today! Harbor Springs 8th graders are hosting a “Mega Harbor Sale” including arts and craft exhibits, garage sale and bake sale. This is a fundraiser for the 8th grade trip to Chicago. If you would like to participate in this spectacular event, please contact us at (231)622-2030, schlabe@sbcglobal. net or stop into the Harbor Springs Middle School Office to fill out a form. Exhibitor fee is $20 a space.

For Sale KAWAII STUDIO PIANO, K-534871, 1972, Fruitwood, maintained and in good condition. 989-839-2690. $600. KIORITZ ECHO CHAIN SAW. Model CS-452VL. Like new, tuned up. Includes 1 gallon of bar & chain lubricant, instruction manual and parts catalog. $125 or best offer. 5269491.


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SENIOR HELPING HANDS. If you need extra help throughout your day such as Driving to and from appointments, grocery, just getting out to lunch, going out for an enjoyable car ride, help with day-to-day house activities. You can count on me. I am a respected member of the community and business owner. I have many years experience with senior care. I come with outstanding references. If you would like to meet with me to see how I can help you, please call me. Patti Hoffman, 231 881 1072.

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Cleaning Service MAYLYNN’S FAMILY CLEANING SERVICE Residential & Commercial No Job too big or small Property Management Available, $60/Month. 231-203-1358

Christmas Decorating BILL’S FARM MARKET. Christmas wreaths, all sizes fully decorated starting at $10.95. Garland, Bundles of Boughs, Swags, Grave Blankets, Babys Breath, Statice, apples. Cut your own or already cut Christmas trees. We accept Bridge Cards, Senior Project Fresh cards. 3 ½ miles east of Petoskey on Mitchell. 231-3476735, We accept Bridge Cards, Senior Project Fresh Cards. 231347-6735. M-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5; Sun 12-4 pm.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ReSTORE provides the funds to bring POND HILL FARM. Open Daily 8 people together to build homes, am-6 pm Year-Round. Wine Tastcommunities and hope. The store ing 11 am-6 pm daily. Garden Cafe sells gently used building materials, 11 am-3 pm Daily. Feed the animals home appliances, housewares, furand trout, shoot the squash rocket, niture and more. By donating to the fresh produce, weekend hayrides, ReStore, not only do you reduce the and more. Visit our website for our landfill waste, revenue generated calendar of events. www.pondhill. from the sale of items have helped com . 5 miles north of downtown Harto build several safe and affordable Springs on M119. M-F 8am-5:30 pm • Sat. 8am-5pm • Sun.bor 9am-3pm 7537 Burr Avenue, Alanson homes in our community. Recruit-

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Blissfest invites design submissions for 34th annual Music Fetival logo The Blissfest Music Organization invites artists to submit designs to be considered for the 34th annual Blissfest Music Festival logo. Submissions must be original artwork and of a size easily scalable for a variety of uses including Tshirts and posters. All formats are acceptable, however, we do prefer digital artwork if at all possible and ideally in a vectored format. The word “Blissfest” must be prominent in the design as well as

Pies SUZIE’S PIES LLC- -8486 M-119 (Harbor Plaza) Pre-order your holiday pies! Michigan Apple, Cherry, Very Berry, Pumpkin, Pecan, Mince, Chocolate Cream, Ice Cream, and more. Also Chicken, Turkey, and Pot Roast Pies, Our location is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 10:00-5:00, Saturday 10:002:00. Additional hours during the holiday weeks. Order online at www. Call/Text 231-8816841. Pies may also be pre-ordered at Toski Sands Market and picked up at their location.

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Wanted LOOKING FOR OLD PHOTOS OF HORSEBACK RIDING and details about the Little Traverse Bay Riding Academy in Harbor Springs area! Please ID the location and people for publication. Include stories too. Mail to Karin Offield, BreknRidge Farm, 7359 Lake Shore Dr., Harbor Springs, MI. 49740, drop off at the stable or email to

the year “2014” and/or “34th Annual”. We are looking for designs that are distinctive and imaginative that project the Blissfest theme. The design can include imagery of instruments, musicians and dancers as well as the essence of an outdoor music camp out. Keep in mind that the Blissfest features folk music as well as innovative acoustic and roots music with a mission of cultural enrichment, heritage and diversity. Some examples of past Blissfest logos can be found on our website at To enter, email your design (or designs) to jim@blissfest. org and or mail to Blissfest, 522 Liberty St., Petoskey , MI 49770. Entries must be received by February 1, 2014. The winners will be notified by March 1, 2014. Design submissions will not be returned. If your work is selected, we will contact you to secure the original and finalize details. The winning and 2nd place artwork will become the property of Blissfest Music Organization and will be used on all promotional material for the 2014 Festival to be held July 11-13, 2014. The winning artist will receive $300 cash, a weekend pass to the festival and a tshirt. Second Place winner receives $150 and a festival ticket. In addition, the first 3 runners up entries will each receive one weekend pass to the Festival. Artists who have submitted entries in the past are welcome to enter again. Have questions? Contact Jim Gillespie at (231) 348-7047 Direct questions or clarification to Jim Gillespie at (231) 348-7047. Mail entries to: Blissfest, 522 Liberty St., Petoskey , MI 49770 . Submit on line to: and gina@

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Week of December 4-10, 2013

Harbor Springs...Now and Then Musings, memories & news about you By CYNTHIA MORSE ZUMBAUGH | 231.526.7842 First, let my apologize to all of set enough over the loss. I Mel Gibson’s character in you for my bone-headed mis- remember scene from a 1991 Lethal Weapon referred to this take last week. After finishing movie, The Last Boy Scout time of year as the silly season up a column about Thanks- where a football player pulls and that is at once so true and giving, a timely subject, I then out a gun while running down so sad. Too much stress, too proceeded to send a copy of the field and shoots anyone many expectations and the the column I wrote the week who tries to stop him from meaning of the season is lost of Thanksgiving of 2012 to making the end zone. At the for so many. Thanksgiving is the Harbor Light. I’d like to time it seemed far-fetched; a time to reflect on the good convince you that it was done now I wonder if it would even things in our lives, for who intentionally as a test, to see if surprise any of us. and what we are grateful for, anyone was paying attention, If this wasn’t enough insan- not a time to beat someone or as a “best of” column, but ity for the weekend, we then senseless because they got to the fact is that it was simply had the decline of civilization an Xbox first. Hanukkah is a   a case of failed multi-tasking in stores all across the nation. time for celebration, Advent  and I apologize. The column In Virginia a man was stabbed is about the promise of what  was corrected on the on-line over a parking spot. A Las Ve- is to come, Christmas is a version of the paper as soon gas man was mugged leaving time of great joy and promise  as the mistake was noticed a mall with his new big screen fulfilled and Kwanzaa is based • • •  (thank you, Karen Penning- television; he then demanded on commemorating heritage    ton) but there was nothing that the thief return the televi- and honoring ancestors; none   that could be done with the sion and received a bullet in of these involve waiting for a print version and for that, I the leg. great sale or killing someone am sorry. All over the country there because they cheer for a difThis past weekend was were incidents of fighting ferent team than you do. certainly one of note on many over sale items, of people I’m surprised that you don’t fronts. If you are a football being trampled when doors hear about an epidemic of fan, it really didn’t get much open and more parking lot agoraphobia caused by this better than last Saturday for incidents. What could you season; I know there are times exciting12/4/13 games. Between U possibly need this much, that when I would do anything to For Week: of M/Ohio State, Auburn/ any trace of humanity is lost be able to stay in the safety Alabama and Georgia/Geor- in the greed. It’s a sale, it’s a and comfort of my home. My gia Tech, Saturday was not football game; these are not goal for myself and my wish a day for the faint of heart. life and death issues, or at for all of you is to enjoy this Jim Dika Even less suited for the weak least, they shouldn’t be. time of year for all the right, Harbor Springs among us wasComputers a visit to the stores141 on Black Friday; this is P.O. Box a new tradition that I for one Springs, MI 49740 From the Harbor could do without. 231-526-5888 All of which brings me to my Elizabeth Carrott question of the week; what is collection wrong with people? Cade Foster, the twenty-one Kathleen Rene (Maurer) Hannah, of Available in Plates, year old kicker for Alabama, Good Hart, Michigan, passed away has been receiving death following an automobile accident on Bowls and Tiles threats because he missed November 30, 2013. Kathy was born on April 22, 1947, in field goals during the game with Auburn, including the Mt. Clemens, Michigan, to Richard and potential game winner. In Anne (Kudlak) Maurer. Kathy was an extraordinarily warm, a disturbing related story, a caring, generous, creative and loving female Alabama fan killed a 721 W. LLake ake wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. friend of hers who was also Harbor Springs She had a passion for gourmet cooking, Kathleen Hannah a Tide fan because she didn’t 231.526.5571 feel that the victim was up- sewing, and caring for the less fortunate, especially children. She was artistically and musically gifted, and could build or fix just about anything. She had a remarkable ability to bring love and joy to those around her. Her boundless enthusiastic optimism touched many, many lives. Those who knew her will fondly remember her warm smile, her ready laugh, her heartfelt hugs, and her continual cheerful whistling. She married her husband, Tom Hannah, in 1968 in Nuremburg, Germany, and together they enjoyed a corporate career that took them throughout the United States and overseas. In 1999, Kathy and Tom purchased By the Bay Nautical Fine Art Gallery, in Harbor Springs. In 2011, Kathy started Katy’s Kitchen, a catering company which specialized in “incredible quiche” and sweets, and was best known for her presence at the Harbor Springs Farmers’ Market and the Harbor Springs IGA. No matter where she lived, she always sought out and joined volunteer organizations that were dedicated to helping children. Kathy is survived by her husband, Tom; her daughter Moragan (and Cedric) Richner, Ann Arbor; her son Patrick Hannah, Next to Harbor IGA “Good Dog Food at Guitar/Voice a Good Price!” AcousticAnn 203 Clark St. Arbor; granddaughters Sorbie & Roxie Richner, Ann Arbor; folk.blues.jazz 526-7160 her brother Gregg (and Cyndi) Maurer, St. Clair, and her brother 439 Pine Street Harbor Springs, 49740 John MI (and Julie) Maurer, Clarkston. You are invited to sign Kathy’s guestbook at www.stonefuDon’t miss Hank & Stan with Bo White & the Tarczon Bros. Memorial contributions can be made in Rhythm Section (Herb Glahn + Bob Bowne = “Hank & Stan”) Deer Bait/Bird Seed & Feeders Kathy’s name to Christ Child Society of Northern Michigan, Saturday, Sept. 12 - From 8pm - before 12am Dog/Cat Toys, Grooming Supplies, Treats, Supplements, PO Box 132, Harbor Springs, Michigan, 49740. Horse Feed & Grain, $1 Suet Cakes, Fish & other Reptile Food. Traverse Bay Golf Club At Little (in the tent) A memorial service will be held for Kathy at a future date Free-will offerings for Manna Food Project are encouraged in Good Hart. 

beautiful reasons and not allow the craziness to prevail. Surround yourself by those you love and who love you, take stock of all the good and don’t allow the season to be ruined by pressures or outside influences. It’s never easy to lose someone you love, it feels even more difficult during this season and when it is an unexpected, senseless accident, it is really painful. We send our very sincere condolences to the family of Kathy Hannah and send them our prayers at this difficult time.

On December 6 we send Birthday wishes to Crystal Ketchum Blumke and on the 8th, Happy Birthday to Jessica Petrowski, Jessica Gremillion, Jim Drury and Jon and Carol DeOpsomer (I’m sure Jon’s mother will pass those on for me.) On Monday, December 9, Happy Birthday to Bob LeBlanc and to Marsha Curnow Thornberry, both away from Harbor Springs but still in our thoughts. Happy Birthday on December 10 to Terence Johnson and on December 11 to Jeannie SnyderDeOpsomer.



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Farmers Market Report This week the Harbor Springs Farmers Market is mourning the passing of one of our own, Kathy Hannah, known to most everyone as the “Quiche Lady.” Her tragic and unexpected departure has touched everyone she knew and we will miss her smile, her sharing and her amazing baking talent. Her family will be holding a memorial service in the spring and has asked that any memorial gifts be directed to Christ Child Society of Northern Michigan. Amidst our sadness, the market will be open this Saturday, December 7 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. We hope to see you at the Harbor Springs Middle School, where our winter markets are being held.. Cyndi Kramer, Market Master

Free Community Potluck Dec. 8 Sunday, December 8 from 4-6 p.m., the Harbor Springs Placemaking and Main Street Promotions committees will be hosting a free, all-community potluck to be held at Perry Farm Village. Please bring a dish to pass! Plates, utensils and beverages will be provided. We hope you will join us, bring your friends and family, and hang out with your neighbors for some community camaraderie ~ and we’ll have football on the television!

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culminate with a communitywide celebration of Veterans for Veterans in Pennsylvania Park on Armed Forces Day, May 17, 2014. To learn more about the mission of the Angel Ambassadors and how you can support their efforts, visit their website Leadership Little Traverse was founded in 1999 by a

group of civic-minded leaders interested in providing mentorship and training for future community leaders. Today, LLT has an alumni list of graduates who now lead service clubs, serve on boards of directors, hold public offices, author books, start businesses, lead causes and serve as mentors for the new generation of LLT participants.

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Herbert Stockham Herbert Cannon Stockham passed away on November 26, 2013, in Birmingham, AL. Born June 9, 1928, in Birmingham. The son of Herbert Clark Stockham and Virginia Cannon Stockham, he attended the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey and graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 1949 with a degree in industrial engineering. He began his 42 year career at Stockham Valves and Fittings in 1949. He retired in 1991 after serving 33 years as chief executive officer and chairman of the board. Mr. Stockham was a past president and board member of Associated Industries of Alabama. He served on the Boards of the National Association of Manufacturers, Southern Company Services, SouthTrust Bank and Southern Research Institute. Mr. Stockham is survived by his wife of 60 years, Peggy Rountree Stockham, and his four daughters Kate Stockham, Anne Stockham (Teresa DeAnni) of Boulder, CO, Caroline Stockham Thomas (Edward Jr.), and Midge Stockham Miller (Dr. Mark), and his grandchildren, Mara Thomas of Washington, DC, 2nd LT Edward Thomas III of Carlsbad, CA, Elizabeth Miller and Mae Stockham DeAnni of Boulder, CO. The Stockham family would like to thank his loyal and loving caregivers Kenyata B Lee, Henrietta Underwood, Thelma Boware, Tammy Lightfoot, Dee Brazzle and Yvonne P. Hardy. The memorial service was held November 29. Memorials may be sent to your favorite charity or to Herbert’s favorite charities in Harbor Springs, Michigan, where he had been a summer resident since the age of 2. Charities include: United Methodist Church of Harbor Springs, 343 East Main St. Harbor Springs, MI 49740 or Little Traverse Conservancy, 3264 Powell Rd, Harbor Springs, MI 49740.

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Week of December 4-10, 2013

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If within the next few weeks you have a birthday, engagement, anniversary or any other special occasion to announce, please tell us and we’ll be happy to print it in this column, free of charge (with certain limitations set by the publisher). Contact us by telephone, fax, mail or e-mail. Information must be received no later than Monday noon before that Wednesday’s edition. Listings should be sent to: Harbor Light Newspaper, Attn: Community Diary, 211 E. Third St., Harbor Springs, MI 49740; fax to 231-526-7634; telephone 231-526-2191; . or e-mail

Benefit and silent auction to benefit veterans On Sunday, December 8, the TM Center of Northern Michigan will be hosting our First Annual Benefit and Silent Auction to raise funds for scholarships for students, veterans with PTSD and those in need. Our scholarships provide training in the Transcendental Meditation technique, a simple method for improving all areas of life. The event will be held from 3-5 pm at 8555 Commerce Court, Harbor Springs. TM is a mental technique that provides relief from deep rooted stress and develops the brain. Hundreds of peer-reviewed studies show improvements in health & performance and reductions in stress, anxiety, depression and negative behavior patterns. We invite you to become part of the solution in our community and change lives for the better by attending our event. Tickets are available for $20 each and can be purchased by calling 231-631-0104 or The festivities will include food & drink, a wonderful video presentation, David Lynch, “Transforming Lives”, and a silent auction. The video features well-known healthcare experts, professionals, actors, and comedians who are helping to make the TM program available to people in need. If you have any questions about Transcendental Meditation or the programs we provide please do not hesitate to call local program director, Wendy Conway at 231-631-0104 or The weekly Crossword Puzzle is brought to you courtesy of: Submitted by Wendy Conway

Christmas Bazaar in Cross Village Dec. 7 The Holy Cross/St. Nicholas Ladies guild will be hosting their Annual Christmas Bazaar in the Holy Cross Fr. Al Parish Center, Cross Village on Saturday, December 7 from 9-2. There will be crafts, raffles, door prizes or purchase something of interest from the “donation table”. Enjoy lunch in the Cafe featuring soup, sandwiches or a free beverage. There will be a “Cookie Walk” featuring homemade cookies. For information, call 231-526-2874. All welcome! 300 West Lake St. • Harbor Springs • Phone: (231) 526-2101 email: Store Hours: Mon – Sat 8am-8pm • Sun 9am – 6pm

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In Appreciation: Thanks to Our Hearty Athletes Thanksgiving morning in downtown Harbor Springs saw temperatures and wind chills of near arctic conditions and yet a band of dedicated athletes appeared to participate in the Turkey Leg 5K Run/Walk sponsored by The Outfitter. It was so cold that the volunteers who were trying to register the runners/walkers found that their pens were frozen and did not work. All this activity was part of a wonderful effort that supports the Harbor Springs Community

Food Pantry as all proceeds from the Turkey Leg 5k Run/Walk are generously given by Josh and Molly Baker of The Outfitter to the pantry. Despite the really unBEARable conditions, $2,028.00 was donated by the very kind, dedicated, freezing but thoughtful athletes. Thanks to all of you who ran/walked in the cold in support of the 100+ families we serve each Monday morning. I guess this is what Thanksgiving is all about.

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ond (evening meeting) and fourth (afternoon meeting) Mondays of the month at the First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs. The next meetings are December 9 at 6:00 pm and December 23 at 1:00 pm. Call Cynthia at the church for details (231)526-7332.

Are you giving care to a loved one? Do you wish you could meet with others who are offering care to share experiences? Rev. David Van Dam will facilitate a group open to everyone in the Emmet County area. The group meets the sec-

Euchre at Legion Hall The Harbor Springs American Legion Post 281 will host Euchre at the Legion Hall (corner Third and State) on Sat, Dec 7 beginning at 1 pm. $5.00 per person; bring a snack to share. Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item for the Harbor Springs Community

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Food Pantry. Later that day, during the Harbor Springs Downtown Merchants’ Open House, the Legion will be serving chili at the Hall. Live music will be provided by Jeff Fitzgerald. Donations accepted and will be used to assist people in our community during this Holiday season. Everyone is welcome.

will be enhanced, restored, and protected for generations to come. The grant application is now available for the February 3, 2014 deadline. Donations to the Little Traverse Bay Protection and Restoration Fund are always welcome and can be sent to the Community Foundation. The Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation

is dedicated to improving and enriching the quality of life in Emmet County. Since 1992, the Foundation has distributed grants totaling almost $11 million dollars to nonprofit organizations, municipalities and schools to create or improve charitable programs. For more information, you may call (231) 348-5820 or visit their website,

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girls to give them something Piranhas played four games He also relishes the opporto look up to...Kids can pick in the tourney, winning one, tunity to pass along a love for up hockey even at the age of losing one, and tying two. the game, and all the lessons 12, 13, 14 and go on to great They also found success in that it can convey. He grew things.” individual competitions held up playing hockey in Detroit, Among those “great things” in conjunction with the tour- played in high school, and is the potential to play in col- nament. continues to play and coach lege. Some three dozen col“Four of our girls placed the sport today. He heads up leges and universities are rep- in the top eight in the speed his son’s peewee team and is resented by women’s varsity drill,” said VanAntwerp, an assistant coach with the hockey programs, meaning who led the Piranhas to the Petoskey High School boys’ that they grant scholarships. semifinals, where they lost team. Many more have club teams in a shootout to the eventual “Hockey is not a sport that that, perhaps one day, will tournament champion Tra- you play non-passionately,” achieve varsity status. verse City. “That was quite a he said. “It’s what we do, it’s “We have (players) from boost for them. They figured who we are, so you become Piranhas goaltender Joey Johnston makes a save during a team practice at Griffin Arena. (Photo by Andy Sneddon) beginning skaters to some out that they are capable of the game. pretty accomplished girls who doing that. “I believe it’s the commuhave their sites on Division I “The difference in these nity and the tightness that scholarships,” VanAntwerp girls, in their attitudes and comes from this group. I said. “That’s certainly within their strengths, has changed love the sport. These girls are the reach of a few of our girls.” overnight. I’ve seen it in these growing leaps and bounds. The majority of the players girls that they have what it The confidence level in all of on the roster played for VanA- takes to compete at any level them, it’s huge. Now they can ntwerp on his coed peewee they choose.” really speak their minds, step (age 12-under) team in the The Piranhas, who fall out a little bit. They’re a little past few years. As his core under the organizational bit stronger, a little more congroup of girls “aged up” to umbrella of the Petoskey fident. Nobody wants to raise Bantam – an age level where Area Hockey Association, a weak child and this is really checking becomes legal -- are members of the Detroit- a great chance. They seem to they faced the prospect of based Michigan Girls Hockey blossom under this.” LANDS AT BAY HARBOR • BOYNE HIGH BOYNE MOUNTAIN • THE INN continuing to play with the League and must travel to the The Piranhas practice on boys or striking out on their Detroit area, Grand Rapids, Monday nights at Griffin own. Traverse City and Lansing for Arena, and, VanAntwerp said, “Four or five of them were most of their games. They also they are scheduling ice time at aging up and had nowhere to pick up games against non- rinks around Northern Michiplay,” said VanAntwerp, who league foes from the likes of gan, such as Cheboygan, added that the players are Marquette. Mackinaw City and St. Ignace, also at an age – the early teens The travel and the time hoping to raise the team’s – where dressing rooms and commitment can be a double- profile and help spread the travel could become prob- edged sword, said VanAnt- word about the new-found lematic with a coed team. werp, whose daughter Ally is accessibility to the game. “They could have played with a member of the team. “We’re doing it to grow the the boys. They’re certainly “We drive for four hours on program too so other girls see ING capable skill-wise.” the weekend ING and I’m with my that they don’t have to quit T T S I S L I L That skill was on display W13-year-old and we’re talking the when they go to NG game he IBantam,” E for four hours NEW a recent tournament D T N during in straight and said. “We need S I G L UCE Call 800.462.6963 to purchase your gift card today! N I D E T W St. Ignace, a Itournament that that’s not a chance that The Spa at The Inn at Bay Harbor | Solace Spa at Boyne Mountain NE most to grow the program and the RICE R LS drewNmore I Sands best way to do that is to get P Toski The Spa at Boyne Highlands | Solace Institute | EW than 150 players parents get,” he said. “And representing 14 teams. The relish those times.” out and about.”


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Rundown of New ‘Artist in Residency’ program holiday events with Arts Center and Good Hart family A new Artist Residency this month program is being es-

The holiday ads, movies, favorite books, carols all tend to build a storybook sense of place, a warm and small community where the charm of the season still rings true. For those in northern Michigan, rediscovering such magic can be as simple as stepping outside. Winter’s stunning snowglobe has arrived, and with it, all the joy of a month filled with activities, events, and opportunities to gather and celebrate the traditions that make our place like nowhere else on Earth. Here’s a rundown of what we love most:

Holiday Crafts at the Coffee Shop- Every Saturday morning throughout the holiday season, the Stained Cup Coffee Shop will have a fun, free craft project for children from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Winter Festival Weekends at Pond Hill Farm- Happening every weekend throughout the holiday season from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Winter hayrides, wreath and cookie decorating, visit with Santa, cookies and hot cocoa, homemade soup, feed the farm animals, sled down the vineyard hills and more. December 4 Dinner with Santa- North Country Kids Daycare and Preschool Academy will help kick off the holiday season by inviting the community to a dinner with Santa, at the Pier Restaurant in Harbor Springs -CONTINUED on page 2B.

tablished between the Crooked Tree Arts Center (CTAC) and the Klco family of Good Hart. Through this program, an emerging artist will have the opportunity to spend two weeks with room and board provided in a uniquely beautiful part of Northern Michigan. The aim of the program is to give the artisan time away from their usual environment, allowing them an opportunity to concentrate on their artistic work without distraction, to incorporate new elements into their art, or even to try something new. ”An Artist Residency program has been a goal for many years,” noted Liz Ahrens, Executive Director. “We hope to build upon this first year and perhaps in 2015 offer two other similar experiences for working artists,” continued Ahrens. A residency program can be a very important stepping stone in an artisan’s career. This residency provides an artist skilled in painting, drawing, illustration, pastels, or other 2-dimensional multimedia art, the opportunity to build his or her portfolio. After the residency, CTAC will arrange an exhibit space to display the artisan’s work. Both experiences can be highlights on the resident artist’s resume. “I am so excited to see the launch of this Artist Residency Program with Crooked Tree Arts Center,” says residence owner, Susan Klco. “My goal is to provide a creative living/ studio space that gives emerging artists the opportunity to totally immerse themselves in their art, and be inspired by the natural scenic beauty of Northern Michigan.” The resident artist will be housed in a rural setting within walking distance of Lake Michigan and the village of Good Hart along the “Tunnel of Trees.” Located close to several of Little Traverse Conservancy’s Nature Preserves and near township, county and state-owned land and parks, like Readmond Township Park, Wilderness State Park and the Headlands Dark Skies Park, the area will provide endless natural inspiration in its forests, farms, and aquatic habitats. Michigan’s widely varying weather creates daily, and even hourly, opportunities to interpret nature and natural scenes differently through an artist’s unique eye. Part of the program’s goal will be to connect the artist with members of the local arts community. Through CTAC and Klco family contacts, the participant will meet -CONTINUED on page 3B.

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High School presents ‘Cinderella Waltz’ Dec. 6-8 Harbor Springs High School will present Don Nigro’s comedy, Cinderella Waltz, December 6 and 7 at 7 pm, and December 8 at 3pm, at the Performing Arts Center in Harbor Springs. Directed by Jamie Platte, Cinderella Waltz is a twist on the classic fairy tale. Rosey Snow, played by senior Veniece Gretzinger, is tormented by her awful stepmother Mrs Snow, her ridiculous stepsisters, and pathetic aunt. It only gets worse for Rosey when Prince Alfred and his retainer Troll arrive with tickets to the big ball. Rosey’s fairy godmother, played by senior Amina Soulimani, and the village idiot, played by freshman Ian Sweet, help her fulfill her supposed destiny and get to the infamous ball. The results redefine “fairy tale”. The play is a hilarious take on the classic, and challenges typical societal roles and expectations. The play also features senior Justina Ouellette, junior Andrew Boris, sophomores Maddie Keely and Delainey Heinz, and freshmen Amanda Curnow and Brandon Howard . Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults and can be purchased at the door.


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is limited 50 children and while supplies last. Children should wear clothes suitable for painting and should plan to arrive early. The schedule for each gift making is as follows: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Hand Painted Canvas Tote Bags 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Hand Painted Neckties 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Chalkboard Coasters; children must be present at the start of any given session to make the gift. Downtown Harbor Springs Merchants Open House- The well-loved night out in downtown Harbor Springs will take place from 6-9 p.m. Main Street will close as shoppers stroll from store to store and enjoy sleigh rides and music performed by the Petoskey Steel Drum Band. Hot and cold refreshments and holiday treats will be found in many businesses. The Little Traverse Choral Society’s “Hodie” This Day, A Festival of Carols- At 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs and Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. Cross in the Woods Tickets are available from LTCS members and at the door.

from 6-8 pm.Tickets are available at North Country Kids; a cash bar will also be available. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call North Country Kids at 231-526-2815. The money raised will help offset the cost involved with providing a quality community daycare and preschool program. December 5 Holy Childhood’s Annual Christmas Luncheon and Bazaar- Beginning at 11 a.m. at the Holy Childhood Community Hall, with lunch beginning at noon. Ticket includes a sit-down meal, cookie walk, crafts, and door prizes, with proceeds benefiting Christmas Food Baskets, the food pantry, and other charitable needs. To reserve a seat, call Holy Childhood church, (231) 526-2017. December 6 Petoskey Open House- Will be held on December 6, 2013 from 6-9 p.m. The evening will begin with an appearance by Santa Claus, who flies in to town to light the community’s giant Christmas tree in Pennsylvania Park. Merchants will open their doors to offer warm holiday greetings, and the streets will fill with merry entertainment by carolers and the Petoskey High School Steel Drum Band. Don’t forget to visit the bean pots and enjoy a cup of soup made by the Petoskey Snowmobile Club.

December 12 Little Traverse Civic Theatre presents “White Christmas”- Irving Berlin’s classic musical, based on the Paramount Pictures 1954 film, opens on Crooked Tree Arts Center’s stage on December 12 and runs through December 15. White Christmas will be performed again December 19-21. Tickets are available online and in-person at the box office. or call 231-384-1850.

December 7 The Polar Express- Between the Covers will serve as a station stop for the Polar Express for children ages 3-8, with crafts, stories, snacks and more from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.. Space is limited and early reservations are encouraged, as the “train” is already filling up. Call 231-526-6658 to reserve a spot. Harbor Springs History Museum Open House- Celebrate the museum’s fifth year from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with free admission to the museum, Christmas crafts, old timey games, refreshments, and 10-percent off purchases at the museum store. Sugar Plum Fairy TeaShare the magic of the season with a child and the principal performers of Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at the Terrace Inn starting at 11:30 a.m. Enjoy traditional tea (and cocoa!) service, picture with the Sugar Plum Fairy, strings quintet performance and a take-home treat. Proceeds of the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea will support the year-round dance scholarship fund. www. Santa’s Workshop- The Harbor Springs Library will host a Santa’s Workshop from 2-5 p.m. Children will be able to make hand painted canvas bags and neckties and chalkboard coasters. Participation

December 14 First Presbyterian Church Cookie Walk- The Harbor Springs First Presbyterian Church will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland with thousands of holiday treats to purchase. Boxes will be provided to load up selections of home-baked goodies, and shoppers pay by the pound, making Christmas entertaining easy as pie. Proceeds go to local organizations in need. The event takes place between 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Santa Fun Run 1k- This short, mapped route in the Village of Bay Harbor will be low on pressure and high on fun. Santa suits, elf getups, or even grinch gear is encouraged. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies with Santa post race. All proceeds from the run will benefit the local Toys for Tots program. Race starts at 5:30 p.m., and leads out the Bay Harbor Holidazzle Parade Pre-register by December 10 to receive a t-shirt and chance to win movie tickets, cash prizes, gift cards, and more. Village at Bay Harbor’s Holidazzle Parade- “Dazzled” describes this holiday parade, with lighted floats created by local schools, businesses and friends moving down Bay Harbor’s Main Street starting at 5:30 p.m. The Petoskey Steel Drum Band will perform, and all local classrooms, sports teams, and organizations can register a float to win cash prizes for their group. First place is $750, second place is $500, and third place is $350. Contact Chelsea Cannon at Bay Harbor for registration or more information. 231439-2024, or email ccannon@ December 19 Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra and Chorus, The Messiah- Thursday and Friday, December 19 and 20 at 7 p.m., The Messiah by G. F. Handel will be performed at St. Francis Xavier Church, Petoskey. The performance of the Messiah will be preceded with a performance by the Little Traverse Youth Choir, under the direction of Rita McIntyre, at 6:15 p.m. December 20 Emmet County’s Dark Sky Park- Program Director Mary Stewart Adams will host a special program, “Women in the Stars,” at the Mackinaw

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Sean McCloskey of Petoskey Middle School makes an adjustment on his team’s robot during a recent FIRST Robotics scrimmage in Grand Rapids. Sean and his teammates on the Geeks, Gears, and Gadgets Robotics team will be competing on Dec. 14 in Petoskey at a State Qualifying Tournament. This will mark the first time that Petoskey has hosted a robotics competition. (Courtesy photo)


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As part of our ongoing efforts to honor reading and writing, “LitChat” will be included in our newspaper on the first Wednesday of every month. Emily Meier, a writer and reader with deep connections to northern Michigan, is our LitChat editor.

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A conversation between Harbor Springs Library executive director Alex Osetek and Harbor Light Newspaper editor Kate Bassett while standing with Katie Capaldi, owner of Between the Covers: Alex: I don’t think you want to take a picture of Katie decorating her stairwell. Kate: Yes I do. Her displays are so great. Alex: No. Really. I think you want to take a picture of something else. (Stares hard at Katie’s hand). Kate: What are you talking-- (quick squeal of glee)-- Oh my gosh! You’re wearing a ring. You are wearing a diamond ring on your engagement finger! You’re getting married! Congratulations Katie and Brian. We’re so glad you decided to call our community home.

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A Chat with Michigan author and Bootstrapper - Mardi Jo Link Mardi Jo Link is one of those people you feel lucky to call friend. She’s strong, honest, quick with a laugh, and up for any adventure or challenge. Link has written three books in five years, which is quite an accomplishment. Her true crime books about infamous Michigan murders, When Evil Came to Good Hart, and Isadore’s Secret, have spent several weeks on the Heartland Bestseller List. Isadore’s Secret was named a Michigan Notable Book and a Great Lakes Great Read. Mardi’s personal essays have been published in Creative Nonfiction, Bellingham Review, Bear River Review, Publishers Weekly, Traverse Magazine, and the Detroit Free Press. Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass On a Northern Michigan Farm is her most recent book. In this memoir, Link takes the reader back to the summer of 2005 when the life she’d been living began to unravel. As her marriage of almost 20 years comes to an end, she is faced with heartbreak, debt, single parenthood, and the very real threat of losing her home and the land she loves. She had a choice: Lose Emily Meier and Wally everything. Or, pull up her bootstraps and face the seemingly endless challenges thrown her way. I first met Mardi years ago while sitting around a campfire on Walloon Lake. We were both attending a writer’s conference and somewhere in the midst of the chatter about books and beloved authors, underneath the Northern Michigan starry night, we veered off topic and got the giggles. We spoke about our shared love of Joni Mitchell and tricks to making a good s’more. But always, the conversation returns to our love of words and good stories. Recently, Mardi took time to answer a few questions about her new book, life as a writer and mother, and what she’s up to now.

First I just have to say, the Garrison Keillor blurb on your latest book, Wow! “A heroic-comic saga of single motherhood, pure stubbornness, and the loyalty of three young sons. And more than that, an honest account of the working poor, the people who buy day-old bread, patronize libraries and don’t need your sympathy. Just a break now and then.”

What was your response to that one? I had a good and satisfying laugh when my editor sent me the quote. Plus, I loved it! Early in the publication process, after the manuscript was finished and edited but before it was all designed and finalized, my editor at Knopf sent it around for blurbs -- nice things from other writers. She really liked the book’s humor and sent it to people like Tina Fey and Chelsea Handler. I said, those women are hilarious, but they aren’t going to care about a single mother in the rural midwest. I mean, can you picture Tina Fey cleaning out a chicken coop? Me neither. So, she asked me who I’d like her to send it to and I said, Garrison Keillor. She explained that Garrison Keillor didn’t give blurbs, so it would be a waste of time to send it to him. I said, Look, there’s Lutherans in my book, and winter and hymns and poetry and yes, chickens. Please send it to Mr. Keillor. So she did and a few weeks later he responded with that quote. It was perfect.

I know you studied journalism in school and worked as a reporter. But when did you start thinking about writing your first book? As your readers may already know, memoir was not my first impulse when it came to books. My first book was a true crime book, When Evil Came to Good Hart, published by the University of Michigan Press. Long story short, I wrote the book that I wanted to read. I had followed that case for years, was a big reader of true crime myself, and wanted to read a book about what happened in Good Hart. There wasn’t one, and that was when I got the idea to write one myself. It was published in 2008, commemorating the 40th anniversary of that unthinkable crime.

A lot of women I know have a dream but are stopped by doubt and all those critical voices, how did you give yourself permission to go for it, putting those critical voices aside? I know those voices. They have no manners at all and will just interrupt your train of thought at the most inappropriate times! I call them “The Committee,” and trick them into silence

Your new book, Bootstrapper, is a memoir, which makes it far more personal. How did your family feel about being a part of this book? Did you worry about a backlash from your boys or Mr. Wonderful (the name she uses for her ex)? The first hurdle for me for that book was writing about myself at all. I went to journalism school at Michigan State University and they train you not to use the word, “I” or to express your opinion. Journalism is supposed to be just the facts, which allows readers to interpret them and form their own opinions. We’ve lost a great deal of that attitude in today’s journalism, I’m afraid. Especially in national television news. I hold that pretty sacred, so to give myself permission to write about my own life, with my own feelings and opinions was a bit of a hurdle. Then once I tried it, I found it incredibly satisfying. There is something amazing about taking the chaos of real life and making a meaningful true story that other people might like to read out of that life. I asked my sons for their permission before I started writing Bootstrapper and they gave it willingly. They also had an opportunity to read the manuscript prior to publication. As for others in the book, I tried to keep to my own story, and not tell someone else’s story. I also tried to not write from any motive of settling scores or getting revenge. I wrote out of love -- love for my sons, love for Michigan and The Big Valley, and love for the truth.

Do you read reviews of your books? Did they feel somehow more personal with this one ? Yes, I read every single one, good, bad and indifferent. I’m suspicious of writers who say they don’t read their reviews. How can they not! I’ve been gratified to see that most of mine have been positive, but writers can learn from the ones that offer critiques. I know that I do. For example, the New York Times Book Review said Bootstrapper had an authenticity that other writers long for, but then in the next breath called me, “hokey.” I guess that means I’m authentically hokey. I’ll take that. It’s actually kinda accurate!

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by telling myself that I’m only writing whatever I’m working on at the time for me, that no one will ever read it, that it is just for my eyes only. Sometimes, that even works. The writer Ann Lamott has a great mental exercise: Picture each one of those voices as a little mouse, let it squeak for a while as loud as it wants, then pick it up by the tail and drop it into a big jar. Screw the lid on tight so you can’t hear the squeaking anymore and get to work. That helps me sometimes, too. I also am a firm believer that there are so many forces out there keeping you from writing -- your family (whether they know it or not), housework, laundry, your dog who just wants to go for a walk, your friend who just want to go out for a drink, etc. -- that you as a writer cannot and will not be one of those forces.

How did/do you balance a job, raising your boys, and writing? I have no idea. No, really. I look back on those years when I was recently divorced and my sons were young and I was broke and time-strapped, and I have absolutely no idea how I wrote three books in five years. I guess by showing up at the computer every day and getting a little work done. I have a lot of flaws, believe me, but being undisciplined isn’t one of them. The reverse is probably true -- that I escape into writing when real life gets me down or overwhelms me. The work is always there.

You have been traveling quite a bit with this book. What has been your favorite part (besides the wonderful farm to table dinner Between the Covers owner Katie Capaldi provided for your visit to Harbor Springs) ? That dinner that Between the Covers organized was so fantastic! Author events can be a lot of work for the author. You have to be “on”, smiling, outgoing, etc. which is particularly challenging for a group of people known to be introverted. But, you know it’s a good event when even the author is having a really good time and that was true for that farm to table dinner. Yummy and fun, too. Besides that, I really enjoyed my stops in Minnesota and Wisconsin, taking the Badger across Lake Michigan, and the time when a woman brought her book up to be signed and handed me a bag of canned goods. She said, “I just wanted to make sure you and the boys had what you needed in the pantry.” That was awesome. The boys and I are just fine, the Bootstrapper year was eight years ago now, but to know I connected that way with a reader was pretty amazing.

You told me a while ago that you put a third true crime book on hold to write the memoir. What is the subject of this one and are you working on it again? I am still plugging away at that one. Right now the manuscript is with an editor and I’m just waiting to hear back on what revisions it needs. The subject of the next and probably last (those books take a lot out of me) is the Jerry Tobias case from Gaylord, circa 1986. And, after that a memoir about women’s friendship.

You told me once that you wrote at a desk in the middle of the main living space of your house. I was amazed you could get anything done! Are you still writing amidst the chaos of daily life or have you found a room with a door?

Who are some of the writers that inspire you?

I remember that desk. Not only was it in my living room, but it was right by a big bay window, which sounds idyllic until you hear that my furnace was set at 58 degrees and I had to wear gloves with the fingertips cut off just to keep my hands warm. Good gravy I sound like my grandma, walking that mile to school and all, but those really were some hard years. I had the benefit of past experience working in a busy newsroom as a reporter, with editors yelling, phones ringing, the police scanner bleeping static, so I was trained early to be able to block out distractions and write. That being said, I now write in an upstairs bedroom that has been turned into my office. It has light pink walls, a hardwood floor, and my dog sleeping at my feet on an oriental rug. There is a big window, too, but the heat is now on, all day, and even this time of year I’m toasty warm, inside and out. My husband goes to work and my youngest son who is now in high school, drives his own car to school and then I float up to my little room and get to work.

What books have you enjoyed reading recently?

When it comes to memoir, my two favorites are Mary Karr and Rick Bragg. They both write with beauty and humor about their lives and their families. I am also a big fan of what I call the potato chip thriller (plot heavy, larger than life lead character,) and for that I go back and forth between Lee Child and John Sanford. They are masters at this underrated form. I love the Irish novelist Tana French, too, and am right now rediscovering Richard Russo. As you can see, I’m a generalist. I read a lot of different kinds of books and learn from them all. My oldest son moved to Chicago a couple years ago, and to stay in touch we read the same book, then talk about it over the phone. Right now we’re reading Wally Lamb’s The Hour I First Believed. It’s breathtaking, horrifying, and beautiful, all in the same book.

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Santa’s Workshop: This is a children’s craft event hosted by the Harbor Springs Sk8 Park and the Harbor Springs Library that will give children a chance to make Christmas gifts for their family and friends. For more information and for a craft itinerary, call the Harbor Springs Library at 231.526.2531 Santa’s Workshop is free, but space is limited. Saturday December 7th 2-5pm at the Harbor Springs Library Spanish Conversation Group: The Spanish Conversation Group will resume at the Harbor Springs Library on Thursday, December 5th from 5:00-5:45pm. Everyone is welcome to join, regardless os Spanish speaking abilities. Please call 231.526.2531 or visit for more information. The Spanish Conversation Group will meet regularly on Thursdays at 5:00pm.

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Made not with marshmallows but instead a caramellike sauce of dates, butter and sugar cooked to a creamy thickness, then mixed with crisp rice cereal, I can’t help but call these chewy crisps a grown-up Rice Krispie Treat.


s this a cookie? Or a candy? How about simply: a treat. An incredibly good treat that comes down to us from my grandmother, Alice Abowd.

At well under 5 feet tall, my mother’s mother (no connection with the name, so much like Abood) was a force to be reckoned with, especially in the kitchen. As far as I can tell from the way my mother and her siblings talk about her, she was a true virtuoso. I remember her too, though I was small when she died, and all of my memories are in fact in the kitchen. She had a yellow formica table and chairs, and from there I was given all of the attention—and food—of her heart. Favorites were her brown cow root beer float, a slice of her pie, or anything from her hand that was shared with the serene smile that never seemed to leave her face. I don’t know how long Rice Krispie treats have been in circulation, but I have to believe that my Grandmother’s recipe pre-dates them. Made not with marshmallows but instead a caramel-like sauce of dates, butter and sugar cooked to a creamy thickness, then mixed with crisp rice cereal, I can’t help but call these chewy crisps a grown-up Rice Krispie Treat. At Christmas my mother would roll the little balls in red sugar, shape them like a strawberry, and even place a plastic green stem in the top. Why a strawberry for Christmas, no idea. Midwest mid-winter dreaming of fancy fruit? Must be what her mom did because that’s how the recipe is written, “Strawberry Cookie.” Then she shifted to rolling the balls in coconut, as evidenced by her revisions in a different coloredink. I never really knew these sweets had dates in them, or even Rice Krispies, when I ate them with total abandon as a child. If a date cookie, or date treat of any kind, sends your hand to another corner of the holiday cookie plate, all I can say is: trust. If not me, then trust the formidable sweets-maker Grandma Abowd, who I think would well approve of her recipe finding its way into the Harbor Light, and your kitchens, this holiday season.

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Dates and Rice Krispies give these cookies their luscious flavor and irresistible texture. (Photos by Maureen Abood)

Date Crisps These special holiday sweets are simple to make, on the stove top with no baking, and the dates impart a natural luscious caramel flavor. These are deliciously gluten-free. Find the desiccated coconut at the Grain Train. Makes about two dozen. 4 tablespoons butter
 ½ cup sugar
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 nut isn’t your thing, use colored sugar instead. 1 cup pitted dates, finely chopped
 2 cups crisp rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies
 ½ cup toasted walnuts, chopped (optional)
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At the Movies with Cynthia Morse Zumbaugh

The Hunger Games Catching Fire I think I can very safely say that if you are fan of the Hunger Games books and you liked the first movie, you will love this installment. It brings back all the characters, it was actually more engaging than the first outing and as a promo, it segues seamlessly to the third chapter of this adventure, leaving the rabid fans hungry for more. When Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) won the Hunger Games, they didn’t make any fans within the powers that be and as they embark on their Victory tour, they are warned to squelch the flames of rebellion that their win has sparked or suffer the consequences. When that doesn’t happen, President Snow (Donald Sutherland) decides to offer the Quarter Quell, a version of the game that pits past winners against one another. Often the second installment of a series, like The Two Towers or The Empire Strikes Back, feels like nothing but a long promo. Not so with this one, this is one of the best sequels that I’ve seen in years, better than the original in many ways. The plot stands on its own and is entertaining and the cast is excellent. I am a major fan of Jennifer Lawrence; she seems to be a rarity, a talented young actress who actually remains grounded. If you have ever seen an interview with her, she could easily be someone that you might meet in the grocery store line, no artifice about her. My only complaint would be the length of the movie, I hate sitting still for well over two hours, but I do have to say that it managed to hold my attention for most of that time. A little bit of trivia; Jack Quaid, the young man who plays Marvel is the son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan. I spent much of the first movie trying to figure out why he looked so familiar, it’s because he looks very much like his mother. Rated PG13, there is some profanity, not much, and no sex or actually nudity but it is a very intense movie and might be too much for some younger children

Holiday Events The Holy Childhood annual Christmas Luncheon and Bazaar Benefit, will take

store to store, the Petoskey Steel Drum Band will play; there will be sleigh rides, refreshments will be available. The American Legion Harbor Springs Post 281 will be serving Chili at the Legion Hall, corner of State and Third St during the Merchants Open House, live music by Jeff Fitzgerald. Donation accepted and used to assist people in our community during this holiday season. Everyone is welcome.

place on Thursday, December 5, beginning at 11 am at the Holy Childhood Community Hall. Lunch begins at noon. Ticket includes sit-down meal, cookie walk, crafts and door prizes. Proceeds benefit Christmas Food Baskets, Food Pantry and other charitable needs To reserve your seat call Holy Little Traverse Bay Humane Childhood Church at 526-2017 . pecialS eekend Society (LTBHS) will host



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be held Friday, Dec 6 from 6-9 pm, Tour the facility, enjoy a pm. Stores will be open, Bean variety of treats; face painting nights will continue pot with soup made by theTues.for the kids. First 100 visitors Petoskey Snowmobile Club; who bring in a $25 gift card entertainment by carolers and will have the chance to win an the Petoskey High School Steel iPad. Special adoption prices Friday June Drum Band; and a visit from will28th be available. For more info Santa who flies in to light the call 231-347-2396 or go to www. Blackened Whitefish Community Christmas tree in $ 00 Pennsylvania Park between Saturday June 29th 6-6:30 pm The annual Candy 5 e 197 Sinc Tempura Shell CrabsTree Arts Crooked Cane Village event, sponsored Soft 526-6041 $ 00 by the Our Friends of the Petoskey 21 Center Annual Public .Library will take place Cinco de Mayo from 6-8 pm Every child and A selection of Holiday Art Come Celebrate! Call for is reservations. being offered at Classes, teen who comes is invited to Great Food! the Arts Center in December: chooseMargaritas! a book to Fun! keep. Music Students, grade 1 through 12, will be provided by Dr. GoodBring Your Friends! and adults will find classes of hart’s Home May Remedy Saturday, 5th and interest. For more info or to sign refreshments will be served. 5-9pm up call 231-347-4337. Everyone is invited to join in the fun and festivities.

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Crooked Tree Arts Center 8th Annual Holiday Bazaar, runs through Dec 18 with artwork for sale created by 65 area artists. The Crooked Tree Arts Center is located downtown Petoskey at 461 E Mitchell St. Hours

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The Emmet County Democratic Committee, will be

North Central Michigan College’s next luncheon lecture series on Friday, December 6,

hosting Lyn Jenks, CEO of the Charlevoix Area Hospital, at the Bear Creek Township Hall in Petoskey on Sat, Dec 7 for Part 2 of a visioning process. The program will begin at 9:30 am. Refreshments provided. Part 1 of the visioning process involved identifying group values and goals. The Dec 7 session will focus on strategy and implementation of the goals. All current Emmet Democrats and anyone interested in joining are encouraged to attend. For details to to

will take a look at the pollution and damage from storm water runoff. NCMC’s Rick Barber and Jennifer Gelbl, a restoration ecologist with the Watershed Protection Team of the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council will explain how rainwater runoff from parking lots hurts the environment. They will show how the storm-water retention pond project at NCMC’s natural area is undoing some of the damage, naturally and will explain some of the simple steps you can take to do the same. :All programs in the series will be held at noon on Fridays in the college’s Library conference room. Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 to reserve your place at the table. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. with the lecture beginning at noon.

Little Traverse Civic Theatre, will perform Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, a musical based on the 1954 film of the same name. Performance dates are Dec 12 - 15 and Dec 19-21. Curtain at 8 pm, Thursday -Saturday and a 2 pm matinee Sunday at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in downtown Petoskey. For more information call (231) 348-1850 -

Organizations The Harbor Springs American Legion Post 281, will


host Euchre at the Legion Hall on Sat, Dec 7 at 1:00 pm. $5 per person. Bring a snack to share. Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item for the Food Pantry.

Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, The second Sunday of Advent, Dec. 8, will be observed at 11 a.m. Pastor Mary Sweet’s sermon title is “Soon and Very Soon” The Chancel Choir will be singing, and children’s Sunday school is available during the Worship hour. Please visit for more information.

Blissfest Country Dance, Saturday, Dec 7, held this month at the Carnegie Building, downtown Petoskey, at 7:30 pm.Contra & square dances with caller, Cynthia Donahey and band, Harbor Hoedown. No partner necessary, all dances are taught. $3/person, $5/couple, $7/family. All are welcome. These dances are held the 1st Saturday of the month in the fall and winter.

Stutsmanville Chapel, Week Ending Sunday Dec 8. Sunday mornings start with Children’s & Adult Sunday School from 9:15-10:15 am. Pastor Ed will share in the worship service at 10:30 am. Nursery for 1-3 yr olds is provided during the service. Men’s Support Groups meet Monday at 6:30 pm & Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm at the church. Journey to Bethlehem, our annual 7 scene, walk

Petoskey Regional Audubon Society (PRAS), invites the public to join them for a special program on Tues, Dec.10 at 7 pm at Independence Village of Petoskey (965 Hagar Drive) where the members will share


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On the Bookshelf The Best of the Best Reviewed by Brian Boeckl Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has been publishing The Best American Short Stories anthologies for nearly a hundred years. Lovers of the short story genre have always been drawn to them, in part because the short story is very comfortable in an anthology, but also due to the fact that short story addicts are just that -- and they love sampling. This chronicle would more or less stop here, were it not for an unknown individual, lurking in the publishing world of the mid1980s, who convinced the publisher, not to break with tradition, but rather to enlarge the scope of the treasured anthology by incorporating other genres and mediums that lend themselves to being gathered in one collection. The result has been the budding and still growing Best American Series. Edited by a different notable from each field every year, these collections combat the clutches of those perched in midtown Manhattan catacombs, who might otherwise fashion themselves as self-appointed stewards of “the list.” Yes, resisting what might easily become a tyranny of taste, the publisher instead decided to enact annual term limits, which gives each editor one shot at the helm. The unmistakable result is a rotating cornucopia of the literati: the upstarts, the veterans, those being given a warranted second look, and the instant gems. These books make great gifts for disparate types of readers. Every one of us has a friend or family member who is known for devouring one genre, and one genre only. There are also and inevitably the readers on your list who have read everything you can think of gifting them (or at least it feels that way). With an anthology, you can expose them to a host of new material and writers, without running the risk of buying something they already have. The Best Americans are so easy to keep on the nightstand or end table, to enjoy a sampling over the morning cup of coffee or right before bedtime. Ultimately, these collections are just a great way to broaden your book lovers’ horizons. Best American Comics 2013, edited by Jeff Smith Celebrated for his phenomenal Bone series, Jeff Smith has pulled a little bit of everything for this collection -- from single-panel comics to graphic memoir and traditional super hero works. Best American Essays 2013, edited by Cheryl Strayed From Mormonism to triage and pigeons, it’s all here: the best essayists of the year get down to business. Best American Mystery Stories 2013, edited by Lisa Scottoline Popular author Lisa Scottoline has done an outstanding job of pulling together other authors we know and love, with some we don’t yet know. The commonality which makes each of them great, however, is that you won’t want to set their books down for the night. Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013, edited by Dave Eggers If there was one anthology to pick up any year, this is it. The 2013 edition dissects today’s Cuba, offers a writing assignment from a younger Kurt Vonnegut, and imagines if Seinfeld had never gone off the air, plus everything that falls in between. Best American Short Stories 2013, edited by Elizabeth Strout The seminal collection doesn’t disappoint and includes a story by recent Nobel Laureate Alice Munro, as well as this year’s wunderkind Daniel Alarcon. Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013, edited by Siddhartha Mukherjee As the title suggests, this volume has much on the cutting edge, as well as the sentimental and retrospectives of some past innovations and discoveries. Edited by Siddhartha Mukherjee, a caner physician as well as successful author, Science and Nature Writing offers commentary and research on a broad range of topics. Best American Travel Writing 2013, edited by Elizabeth Gilbert When the journey is more interesting than the destination, it follows to logic that Elizabeth Gilbert would be chosen as editor. A treatise on packing, Vietnam, Sarajevo, and places of mind, travel writing is clearly not just about guide books any longer. Best American Sports Writing 2013, edited by J. R. Moehringer Skill, strategy, and television: the best of America’s athletic intelligentsia, and those who love to watch. Best American Infographics, edited by Gareth Cook No one can deny the rise of graphics, specifically the “infographic” in our time. Too often, though, we tend to remark on a design we like, and move on. With this collection, it quickly becomes apparent that there is a great deal of power summing up so much with so little and so artfully executed. Pause and reflect: whether it’s influenza outbreak statistics, New York City flow maps, or the death count in “Breaking Bad.”

BESTSELLERS The Heartland Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound, GLIBA, and MBA, for the week ended Sunday, November 24, 2013. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association, the Midwest Booksellers Association, and IndieBound. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Goldfinch,Donna Tartt, Little Brown 2. The First Phone Call From Heaven, Mitch Albom, Harper 3. Sycamore Row, John Grisham, Doubleday 4. Takedown Twenty, Janet Evanovich, Bantam 5. The Valley of Amazement, Amy Tan, Ecco 6. Aimless Love, Billy Collins, Random House 7. Dog Songs, Mary Oliver, Penguin Press 8. King and Maxwell, David Baldacci, Grand Central, 9. The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton, Little Brown 10. The Circle, Dave Eggers, Knopf HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. The Bully Pulpit,Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, 2. Things That Matter, Charles Krauthammer, Crown Forum 3. I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai, Little Brown 4. Stitches, Anne Lamott, Riverhead 5. David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown 6. Killing Jesus, Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard, Holt, 7. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays, Ree Drummond, Morrow 8. George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution, Brian Kilmeade, Don Yaeger, Sentinel, 9. One Summer: America 1927, Bill Bryson, Doubleday 10. Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book, Diane Muldrow, Golden Books

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the service. Soprano soloist Dore Furstenberg will sing. Following worship, all are invited to a “Hot Potato” luncheon, where a reception will be held for former pastor Jim Pollard. A Caregiver Support Group will meet on Monday, Dec. 9 at 6 pm. this group is open to everyone in the Harbor/Petoskey and surrounding community. If you need help in arranging for someone to stay/visit with your care receiver while you attend the meeting please contact the church at 526-7332.. For more information visit www. or call 526-7332. First Presbyterian Church Harbor Springs is located at the corner of W.Lake and Cemetery Roads

through Christmas program, is scheduled for Dec 5, 6, 7, & 8. Reservations can be made by calling 526-2335. There is no charge for the program, but each attendee is encouraged to bring a donation of a nonperishable food item.

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Fundraisers The First Presbyterian Church 2nd Annual Cookie Walk, will once again trans-

form their Gathering Place into a Christmas Wonderland with thousands of holiday goodies to purchase. Just come to the Church’s Gathering Place (corner of Lake St & Cemetery Rd) on Dec. 14, between 9 & noon. Boxes are provided. Load your Box(s) with selections from an array of decadent, home-baked goodies. Pay by the pound. You’re all set for Christmas entertaining. Proceeds will again go to local organizations in need. Due to the wonderful with sauce support from the entire community, last year’s cookie walk raised just over $3000.00 for (Limited Time Offer) local service agencies.

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Springs 8th grade Class is hosting the MegaSale on Saturday, December 14, 9 am to 3 pm at the Harbor Springs Middle School. This sale is a fundraiser for the class trip to Chicago in May. The MegaSale will consist of the Arts and Crafts section, the garage sale section and a Bake Sale area!

Harbor Springs Ski Team, hosts their annual Warren Miller Movie and Pizza Dinner Fundraiser at the Camelot Room located in Boyne Highland Day Lodge, Harbor Springs from 5-9 pm on Friday, December 13. Tickets are $10 each and include all-you-can-eat pizza, salad, cookie, lemonade or iced tea and the opportunity to see Warren Miller’s latest ski flick, Ticket to Ride. A cash bar will be available. A live and silent auction featuring many ski and familyfun items will take place prior to the movie. Proceeds from this event will help offset coaching, equipment and other costs the team incurs during the season. Tickets may be purchased from HS Ski Team members, coaches, HS Ski Boosters, at the door or by calling (231) 347-6048.

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Sports Medicine of Harbor Springs, is hosting a Holiday Food Drive supporting the Harbor Springs Community Food Pantry through December 9th. Food and cash donations will be accepted at the Harbor Springs clinic located at 8452 M-119, Harbor Plaza. Cash donations are needed to buy food in bulk which for every dollar you donate it can purchase 5 15 pounds of food. To support this cause, Northern Michigan

Sports Medicine Center will offer a chance to win a free month membership to their “Get Moving Program” for every $5.00 donated or 5 cans of food dropped off at their clinic located at 8542 M-119, Harbor Plaza, Harbor Springs. For additional information please call 231-348-7002.

Safe Home Harvest Food and Supply Drive, the Womens’ Resource Center of Northern Michigan, Inc’s annual fundraiser, is continuing. Community members who wish to make a difference in the lives of local domestic abuse survivors may do so by donating to the Harvest Food and Supply Drive. This drive is a way to help offset food and supply costs at the emergency shelter that exceed $25,000 annually. Donations of non-perishable foods, personal care items and household goods are needed, as well as financial contributions which help purchase perishable items like milk and bread. Donations may be brought to the WRCNM administrative office or the Gold Mine Resale Shops in Petoskey, or to agency satellite offices in Cheboygan, Gaylord and Mancelona. A Safe Home Needs List is available at For more information, or to arrange for pick-up of items, please call (231)347-1572

Libraries The Harbor Springs Library and the Harbor Springs Sk8 Park will host a Santa’s Workshop, on Sat, Dec 7 from 2-5 give children a chance to make Christmas gifts for their family and friends. The workshop is free, but space is limited. For more information and for a craft itinerary, call the Harbor Springs Library at 231526-2531.The Spanish Conversation Group will resume at the Library Thurs, Dec 5, 5-5:45 pm. Everyone welcome to join, regardless of Spanish speaking abilities.The next film screening at the Library will be on Thursday, Dec 12, 7:30 pm - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Regular Library Hours are: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 12-5; Wed 10-8; Saturday 9-1.The Harbor Springs Library offers free high speed WiFi internet access as well as Mac and PC computers available to the public. Library is located in downtown Harbor Springs at the corner of Spring and Main St. Please go to www. or call (231)526-2531 for more information.

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How to place your listings in this section • All events that appear in this section are open to the public. • Listings are limited generally to those events sponsored by not-for-profit, educational, religious, cultural, political or social institutions. • Information must be received in writing at the Harbor Light Newspaper office, 211 E. Third St., Harbor Springs, MI 49740, no later than Monday at noon for that week’s issue. Listings cannot be accepted by telephone. Fax listings accepted at (231) 526-7634. E-mail: •Please include the following: name of organization, type of activity, address and a brief description of the event. Petoskey District Library, Hobbies in the Lobby: The Art of Barb Daniel who will showcase her artwork and talk about the process of creating intricate scenes using wood shavings, saw dust and other wood scraps on Friday, Dec 13, 1-2 pm Petoskey District Library Main Lobby. Limited seatinig, RSVP appreciated 231-758-3111. For information about upcoming activities at the Library, contact the Children’s Room at the Petoskey District Library 231-758-3112 or visit www.petoskeylibrary. org. Regular Library hours are: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri, Sat, Sun: Noon-5 p.m. Library is located in downtown Petoskey, 500 E Mitchell St. 231-758-3100.

Alanson Public Library, Story Hour for Pre-schoolers: Tuesdays, 10:30 am, through Dec 17. Stories, Songs & Crafts! No registration required. Must be accompanied by an adult. The Library asks that anyone who has an Alanson High School Yearbook that they’d like to donate to the Library, to e-mail Librarian Anna LaRue: alanson@ . Regular Library hours are Mon-Wed 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thur 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri noon-5 p.m.; Sat 10am-2 pm. Closed Sundays and Holidays. 548-5465, located at 7631 Burr Ave (Alanson Community Building)

Art “Drink and Draw”, will take place each week from 6-9 p.m. at the Pier Restaurant. Each week, sketch materials will be available for anyone who is interested in trying their hand at drawing. The event, which is free and open to anyone-amatuer, professional, and everything in between-- will also feature a model to sketch.

Film Petoskey Film Theater, will be showing the French film “Queen to Play” (French with subtitles) on Wed, Nov 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (next to the Arts Center) 451 E Mitchell St Petoskey. .PFT Movie Hotline: 758-3108 Donations appreciated.

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4:00 pm. Winter hayrides, visit with Santa, cookie decorating, Christmas trees wine tasting and more! 231-526-3276.

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every Saturday, 9 am-1 pm at the Red Barn on Park Street. The Market will host 2 cooking demos or classes each month throughout the Winter season.

Dance/Arts/ Music Crooked Tree Arts Center is hosting the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea, at 11:30 am Sat, Dec 7 at the 1911 Restaurant inside the Terrace Inn. Enjoy tea hosted by characters from the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker”. Tickets for the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea also include two tickets to “The Nutcracker” performance of choice, professional photo with the Sugar Plum Fairy, a strings quintet performance and a special take-home treat. Proceeds will support the CTAC’s dance scholarship fund, benefitting students that take classes throughout the year. The CTAC’s School of Ballet has classes beginning for ages 4-6 through high school, including their nationally acclaimed PreProfessional Program.Tickets for the Sugar Plum Fairy Tea may be purchased online at, or by calling CTAC 231-347-4337. Advance ticket purchases are strongly encouraged..

The Holiday favorite “The Nutcracker”, will be performed by The Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet dancers on Saturday, Dec 21 at 3 pm and 7 pm and Sunday, December 22, at 3 pm at the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center. Tickets for Matinee Performances: $50 reserved/ $15 Adult / $5 Student.; Evening Performances: $50 Reserved / $20 Adult / $10 Student. Tickets available online, at the arts center, and Between the Covers in Harbor Springs.

Teen Club 150 A Club for teens to socialize, study or just hang out, is located in the downstairs of Holy Childhood Church, Main St, Harbor Springs. Club 150 has a pool table, wide screen hi-def TV’s, wi-fi and lots more! It is non-denominational and all teens are welcome. Hours are 3:30-6:30 Tuesday through Friday. For more information call 526-2017, ext. 22. -CONTINUED on page 9B.

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Kristi Compton, left, and Logan Hebert, long-time employees of Tom’s Mom’s Cookies in Harbor Springs share a laugh Monday as they power bake to keep up with the demand of the store’s online sales. (Photo by Chistina Rohn)

Businesses geared up to ‘thank’ customers for yearround support Sherry Sheaf of Beverly Hills does some window-shopping Monday at Elizabeth Blair Fine Pearls in downtown Harbor Springs. (Photo by Christina Rohn)

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The Outfitter also hosts a speaker series; local residents and experts throughout Michigan come to discuss topics such as wild mushroom harvesting, living on a freighter, fly fishing and dog sledding. The speaker series will resume in January 2014. Sheryl McCleery, owner of Tom’s Mom’s Cookies, said her business strategy is simple — provide a quality product that customers will come back for time-andtime again. “I’ve been in Harbor for 30 years, and people always ask me ‘why don’t I want to open more stores?’” she said. “I’m content. I have control of this one store, and I have a long-term fabulous staff that cares about making a good cookie as much as I do. “We do one thing, and we do it well.” McCleery said during the holiday season and slower winter months, she focuses mostly on Internet sales, as opposed to over-the-counter revenue. In the spring of 1998, she began working with Gaslight Media in Petoskey to create her website, “I was Gaslight’s first customer and I’m pretty sure I had the first website in Harbor Springs,” she said. “The Internet opened us up to the whole world.” McCleery said she has an e-mail database of 15,000 customers, and to get online sales rolling, she offers cookie specials every holiday. Her largest online sales, however, come from this time of year. “It’s a huge shot in the arm at Christmas,” she said. “Last year we did 4,000 dozen cookies.” McCleery said she feels fortunate that the product she is selling is timeless. “It doesn’t matter who you are, every-

one likes cookies,” she said. “If you need a last-minute gift, we’re baking up until Christmas Eve.” Megan Feeley, marketing director for American Spoon Foods, Inc., said their six stores throughout Michigan also rely heavily on Internet sales throughout the holiday season. “We mail catalogues to our customers year-round — it allows us to stay in touch,” she said. “The catalogue is built around the idea of our slow season, but we have a booming mail order at the holidays.” Beyond the online product, Feeley said American Spoon Foods strives to provide unparalleled customer service and outstanding products. “We want people to come into our stores and be greeted right away,” she said. “You can also taste everything we sell, and that’s a big draw.” Feeley said, as a consumer, she is more apt to shop local for the experience it provides. “Shopping in a small town is charming in a way that going to Walmart is not,” she said. “The things that you find at local stores are unique — there’s a connection there that’s personal, meaningful and special.” Katie Capaldi, owner of Between the Covers, says she and her staff work hard to connect to the community all year. Every month she sends out a newsletter to customers — as well as a separate newsletter to young adults and children — to keep them abreast of upcoming events at the store and within the community, new releases and great ideas for gift giving. In addition, she has created a donation program to benefit the Harbor Springs Library and North Country Kids preschool and daycare.

“While it may not speak in dollars, outreach certainly has a way of coming back in good karma, if nothing else,” she said. Capaldi said she believes strongly in shopping local, however, she feels it’s up to the business owner to create a connection with customers. “I fully realize the value and necessity of keeping dollars within the local economy,” she said. “When it comes down to it, however, I am going to support the businesses that give me the best customer service and with whom I’ve cultivated a relationship. “Merchants cannot expect that the ‘shop local’ sign on the door is all the enticement customers require — that may serve to bring people into the store, but what the experience that is had after must be steeped in good, old-fashioned face-to-face conversation and engagement.” Daniel DeWindt, executive director of the Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce, said consumers do so much more good for their community if they shop locally. “Small businesses are the lifeblood of any economy,” he said. “Every dollar that’s spent at a local coffee shop goes back to the locals that live, work and play here. “Those dollars get reinvested and have a rippling effect.” Baker said he feels strongly about reinvesting funds into the community. “The ‘big box’ stores and Internet aren’t putting the sports jersey’s on our kid’s backs — we are,” he said. (Christina Rohn is a freelance writer living in Petoskey and occasional contributor to the Harbor Light Newspaper)

Harbor Springs Open House Dec. 7 By Christina Rohn Special Harbor Light Newspaper

Eat, drink and be merry — that’s the theme for this and every Downtown Open House in Harbor Springs. “It’s a little more of a party,” said Josh Baker, owner of The Outfitter. “There’s some shopping done, but it’s more of a social event — people just have a blast.” The event runs from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 in downtown Harbor Springs. Daniel DeWindt, executive director of the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, said the highlights of the event will be the Petoskey Steel Drum Band, great discounts from local retailers, and last but not least, plenty of refreshments and appetizers. “We’re inviting locals and visitors to the area to kick off, or at least continue their holiday shopping experience,” he said. “It’s a chance for local businesses to say ‘thank you’ to their customers and continue to promote shopping locally. “The food, wine and spirits are a little added enticement to come out and join in the holiday cheer.” Sarah Moglovkin, owner of Spice Harbor, said she will be offering visitors a decadent delight — samples of dark chocolate cabernet cake and cinnamon roll cake from Creekside Grains in Traverse City, as well as dips to sample from Alden’s Mill House in Alden, and mulled wine, which she says is a family recipe. “Come down and let us thank you for shopping locally,” she said. “Not just for the holidays, but every day of the year.” Sheryl McCleery, owner of Tom’s Mom’s Cookies, said customers can count on them to stick to the sweet treats. “We’ll be giving away samples of our mini original (chocolate chip cookies) and coffee,” she said. “It’s a great event with free food and drinks, and it always looks like a Norman Rockwell painting in the streets.” Baker said he will be serving up suds at The Outfitter, with free samples of beer from the Petoskey Brewing Company. “It’s just a big party, it’s great for the stores and the restaurants get slammed,” he said. “I think these events are important ... to recognize and thank locals for shopping with us — letting them know that it’s a two-way street. “If you have the time and can make the effort to come downtown, there’s a lot to see and discover.” In addition to the open house, DeWindt said there will be a farmer’s market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday at the Middle School on Lake Street in Harbor Springs. “Hopefully families can come downtown and make a day of it,” he said. “Just like Petoskey, we’re all lit up and festive.”

Petoskey Open House Dec. 6

The Outfitter’s annual Turkey Leg 5k crew a big crowd despite temperatures in the teens on Thanksgiving morning. The annual race raises money for the Harbor Springs Area Food Pantry, and this year, more than $2,000 was handed over to pantry volunteers. The hand-timed low pressure, high family fun atmosphere of the Turkey Leg has turned it into a favorite holiday tradition for many families, especially since the real winner of the race-- the food pantry-- makes a major impact on those in need in our neck of northern Michigan. (Photo courtesy The Outfitter of Harbor Springs)

The annual Downtown Petoskey Holiday Open House Friday, Dec. 6, will have entertainment for the whole family, beginning with the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Pennsylvania Park between 6:00 – 6:30 pm, featuring Santa Claus and covered live by 9 and 10 News with Kevin Dunaway. Cast members from the Little Traverse Civic Theatre’s production of “White Christmas, the Musical” will perform live in the park for this very special event. Santa will start the countdown, the tree will be lit, and the magic will begin. Santa will sit in the park by the tree throughout the evening to hear wishes from your children. The Petoskey High School Steel Drum Band will be performing on Howard and Lake Streets between 6:30 – 8:30 pm. In Pennsylvania Park there will be the traditional bean pots provided by the Snowmobilers Club, and the Kiwanis brat and hot dog tent will be set up by JC Penney’s. Throughout Downtown, nonprofit organizations will offer warm beverages and treats and the Michigan Northern Lights Chorale will be caroling in the streets. The Downtown stores will be offering hospitality and many of them will offer a little something extra. McLean and Eakin Booksellers will welcome Glenn Wolff to sign copies of his newly illustrated version of A Child’s Christmas in New England. Customers can also pick up a child’s book request for the Women’s Resource Center’s Giving Tree starting during Open House and through Monday, December 23. After they perform at the tree lighting, “White Christmas” cast members will also perform live at Monarch Flower and Garden and from an outside stage in front Grandpa Shorter’s Gifts. The annual Candy Cane Village event, sponsored by the Friends of the Petoskey Public Library, will take place from 6 to 8:00 pm. Every child and teen who comes is invited to choose a book to keep. Music will be provided by Dr. Goodhart’s Home Remedy and refreshments will be served. Downtown businesses invite everyone to join in the fun and festivities on December 6, 2013 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. For more information, contact Downtown Director Becky Goodman at 231-622-8501.

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Local ski areas opened for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Friday offered cold but sunny conditions on the slopes. Pictured, Nub’s Nob was busy with multiple runs open. Both Nub’s Nob and Boyne Highlands plan to open for the season this Friday, Dec. 6.


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The Harbor Springs History Museum Open House, celebrating their fifth anniversary, will be held on Saturday, December 7 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. The society will serve light refreshments, offer several Christmas ornament crafts for kids and some old timey games on hand to play. The open house is also a great chance to view the exhibits and perhaps try our onsite access to All purchases from the museum store will be 10 percent off during the open house. For more information call (231) 526-9771.

The Harbor Springs History Museum 349 E Main St, is open year round. During the fall and winter, the exhibit galleries will be open Fridays and Saturdays, 11 am to 3 p.m. The Museum’s temporary ex-


Let it Snow While it may be getting chilly

outside, it is nice and toasty inside Independence Village. We invite you to come spend some of your holiday season experiencing our cheerful campus. RSVP for an event or schedule a tour to see for yourself all the joy we have to offer.

Holiday Hymn Sing

Concord Academy of Petoskey Music & Movement Christmas Performance

Sunday, December 1 2:00 p.m.

Start celebrating the holiday’s early as Jo Snedden and the Petoskey Friendship Center Chorus perform Christmas hymns and holiday favorites in the Village Dining Room.

Christmas Campfire Skits Saturday, December 7 11:00 a.m.

Come sit by the camp fire, sip hot cocoa and enjoy freshly baked cookies as the Petoskey Cub Scouts spend an old fashion afternoon with our residents and guests.

Sunday, December 15 2:30 p.m.

Join us as the CM&M students entertain us with their annual holiday performance of music and dance.

The Health Dept of Northwest Michigan, is helping communities prepare for the flu season by offering flu vaccines to local residents. It is also working with local schools and community partners to provide flu shot clinics throughout the area. The Health Dept has vaccine in stock and appointments are available for flu shots and other vaccines at its various offices incluing Petoskey/Harbor Springs.Visit for flu clinic locations and schedules, or call (800) 432-4121 to schedule an appointment.

Community Resources The Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, offers free playgroups, for children aged Birth-60 months and preschool-aged siblings. The fall schedule is: 9:30-11 am Tuesdays at Jordan Valley District Library Community Room, East Jordan; 9:30-11 am Wednesdays at United Methodist Church, Alanson; 9:3011 a.m. Thursdays at Christ Lutheran Church, Boyne City; 9:30-11 a.m. Fridays at United Methodist Church, Petoskey. Call (231)347-0067 or visit for more information.

Women’s Resource Center, of Northern Michigan (WRCNM) provides free counseling and support services to victims of crime including victims of sexual assault, domestic abuse, child

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

Harbor Springs Community Food Pantry, located in the

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

Harbor Springs Office: 6789 S Lake Shore Dr, Harbor Springs, MI 49740 • 231-526-1100

Sunday, December 22 2:00 p.m.

A Village tradition! Bring your family, friends and even the family pet as we host an afternoon of photos with Santa. Egg Nog and Christmas cookies will be served.


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

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hibit “Turning Point: The War of 1812 from the Native American Perspective” is on display during exhibit hours. Business hours for the Historical Society remain Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.5 p.m. For more information or if you would like to see the exhibits at another time, please call 526-9771 or visit us online at


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My First Winter in Northern Michigan Will I make it up the hill without falling off the cliff? By Amy Shannon


y middle daughter, a college student in Chicago, called me a few weeks ago. “Mom,” she said, when I answered my phone, “You have to get a new car!” Imagine all those words jumbled together. Imagine saying them just as fast as you possibly can. That’s how my daughter talks, especially when she’s on a tear. And, while I was still trying to unstring the jumbled blur into something intelligible, she added, “Cause Mom, if you don’t, you’re gonna die.” To my surprise, this she said slowly, enunciating each syllable, giving considerable force to the word “die.” Okay, whoa Nellie. I hadn’t the foggiest notion why my daughter was so upset. “Honey, I’m not going to die,” I told her. “Oh, yes you are, Mom. Your car is all wrong for where you live now. You’re going to go over that cliff at that turn in your driveway, the first snowstorm you have, Mom.” I love how my children say “Mom” when they want to emphasize their point. They have a way of lingering on the word that reminds me of how I say their names when I want their full attention. Again, I said, “I’m not going to die.” Although, with enough of a giggle in my voice that my daughter got downright direct. “Mom, I think you need to talk to somebody.” “Like professional help?” I joked. “If you don’t listen to me I’m hanging up,” she said. My daughter sounded just like me. I promised her I’d ask my neighbors about our road and when I put the snow tires on, I’d ask the mechanic how winter-worthy he thought my car would be. “Mom, I know you don’t want to sell Daddy’s car,” my daughter said. “But you gotta get over that.” Then she told me to stop farting around and buy a Subaru. I told her I loved her and not to worry so much. This will be my first winter in northern Michigan. I’m a recent transplant from the north shore suburbs of Chicago. We’ve had plenty of harsh winters there, sub-zero freezing and bleakly grey days that strung together into mind-numbing monotony. We’ve had snow wedged against doorways daring us to dig deep drifts into submission or admit defeat and cozy into days of card games and movies and baking and puzzles. I cherish those winter respites with my family. They are some of my fondest memories.



And, I find snow wonderfully invigorating. When my daughters were younger my husband and I shoveling our driveway and sometimes even the street before the county plow showed up. Giddy, we grabbed our kids and their green plastic sleds, trudged up the nearby toboggan hill and raced each other back down. Some nights, after our daughters were tucked in, my husband and I would head back to the hill for a moonlight race. Afterward, we wound our way through a blue blanket of snow laid serenely across the local golf course reluctant to leave the profoundly beautiful night. Seven years ago my husband passed away. While my daughters grew into young women, I learned how to do a lot of things on my own or find help with what I couldn’t manage. But, I still shoveled our driveway, partially for those sentimental memories and partially because I enjoy the fresh winter air and peaceful labor. This year, when my youngest left for college, I sold our home, too big and too empty for me to keep, and moved into a new adventure on a quiet piece of woodland, here in Harbor Springs, where we have a bit of family history and a few dear friends. My children learned to ski at nearby Nub’s Nob so I’m not unfamiliar with northern Michigan winters. In fact, I hope they prove to be just the kind of lively experience I remember. For my visiting daughters and my sake, the path to our new house is a challenge I need to resolve before the snow flies. Our road is considered private so my neighbors and I, not the county, are responsible for snow removal. The fork that becomes my driveway is more than 400-feet from my garage. A decent snowfall would take me most of a morning to clear. And then there’s the steep grade, the hairpin turn, and the drop-off cliff. I’m neither naive nor reckless. I called the local auto mechanic to put snow tires on my car and when I picked up my ten-year-old, front-wheel-drive Passat wagon I asked the guy to assess my chances of driving it through the winter. “You should be fine,” he said. I explained in detail my death-defying driveway and, overhearing my description, his receptionist asked if I’d just bought the house. When I said yes, she named the previous owner, having returned vehicles to the home on several occasions. “Only one driveway I know,” she said, “fits that description. Quite a drop-off on the one side.” The mechanic, unwavering, said I’d be fine. “Although, there are many excellent all-wheel-drive vehicles that you might consider,” he added. I’ll concede I have a sentimental attachment to my husband’s car. My daughter is correct when she says I’m reluctant to let it

go. I’ve let so much else go. I’m beginning this new chapter in my life on my own. My husband’s car is my last tangible tether to those previous chapters we shared together. But I’ve come this far, and it is just a car. I drove to the local Subaru dealer to take a look around. After sitting like Goldilocks in a few models, too big, too small, I found the Forester was just right. Unfortunately, my Passat is worth very little as a trade-in. I took the sales associate’s business card and called my neighbor. “Just how bad can our road get?” I asked her. If my car didn’t slide into oblivion on the way down my own driveway, she described a section just beyond, where water, flowing downhill, had a tendency to freeze into a treacherous block. It seems another neighbor, hitting the icy chunk, almost took out the row of mailboxes at the bottom of the hill one winter. Luckily, he missed those boxes and ended up in the ditch across the road. She talked at length about sanding and salting, skids and near misses, and if all else failed she suggested parking on the road below and hiking up. While I listened I realized my neighbors, unlike me, were all northern Michigan winter survivors. They’d earned the stories they shared. I was the new kid on the block. Literally. I have a lot to learn. I called the snowplow service recommended by the previous homeowner. The man knew my driveway well. “You’re the first one I plow in your neighborhood,” he said. He explained how he banked snow to the outside of my curve, barricading the nefarious ledge. His easy expertise gave me comfort. I felt a little safer after our conversation. I hired him for the winter. Although, because I find the exercise enjoyable, I’ll still shovel whenever I can. I discussed owning and insuring a second vehicle with my insurance agent. He suggested retiring my Passat for the winter months while driving a leased vehicle on a low-mileage contract. I liked his suggestion. It seemed a good way to ease the Passat out of my future. I’ve made a plan to the best of my ability and based on the information I’ve collected to weather the winter ahead. But we all know how plans go. Most don’t work out the way we intend. So, I’m also planning to be surprised, to learn what I don’t know and can’t know until I’ve lived here for a while. Isn’t that what makes any big adventure most enjoyable? With a little luck, next spring, like the rest of the locals, I’ll have my own survival tale to tell. (Amy Shannon is a freelance writer living in Harbor Springs and occassional contributor to the Harbor Light Newspaper) 5x7PB-SpreadHolidayCheer_Layout 1 9/16/13 8:50 AM Page 1


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