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Ice Sculptor discusses his creative passion

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Marc Pritchard

Bay Harbor Ice & Spice Fest this weeeknd

Unseasonable weather so far this winter has left the ground bare of snow and the bay free of ice while still cold enough for the ski hills to make snow and remain open and busy. Last Thursday, January 6, two local sailors, George Peet and Keith Meier took to the water in their Laser sailboats, thanks to a steady breeze and temperatures that crept close to the 40’s. (Above left) George Peet is seen sailing off of Harbor Point wearing a dry suit to keep warm in the 34 degree water. (Above right) Nick Mogford is seen competing in the giant slalom portion of the high school ski meet which took place Thursday, January 5 at Nub’s Nob. The Harbor Springs girls team took first place while the boys took second. Winter enthusiasts can look forward to potential snowfall Wednesday through Friday of this week. (Harbor Light photos by Mark Flemming)

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By DANIELLE McINTOSH Harbor Light Newspaper

Interlochen resident Marc Pritchard is the only northern Michigan-based participant registered for the ice carving event during the Bay Harbor Ice and Spice Festival set for this weekend, January 13-14 (schedule inside this week). Other carvers coming for the professional competition will travel from places like Detroit and Chicago. Bay Harbor’s ice sculptures have become a winter festival favorite for several years now, but earned a new level of respect in 2011, when the carving became a regional competition with cash prizes. Though fairly new to sculpting, Pritchard took first prize in the amateur division last year. He shares here what’s it’s like to be an ice artist.

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>How did you get started in ice carving? I have always been fascinated with the art of sculpting ice, but never had the opportunity to learn. I happened to be friends with a guy I had worked with many years ago who now owns his own ice carving company here locally. He was the one who first got me started by showing me the basic tools needed; he even worked with -CONTINUED on page 3.

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The Hunt family, Steve, Cindy, and children Alyssa, Zach, and Maddie, have lived all over the world, following Steve’s deployments with the State Department. Currently stationed in Afghanistan as a management officer, Steve Hunt is enjoying a month leave in Harbor Springs, where the family decided to settle two years ago. The Hunts all say northern Michigan has long felt like “home.” (Harbor Light Newspaper photo/Mark Flemming)

Residents enjoy home here after living an adventurous life as State Department family By DANIELLE McINTOSH Harbor Light Newspaper

Enjoying a quiet, late breakfast with their father who came home on leave from his State Department post in Afghanistan just in time for Christmas Eve, the Hunt children -- twins Alyssa and Maddie (Madison) and big brother Zach-- gathered at the kitchen table to share their most recent adventure: a trip to Washington D.C. and a holiday party with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “It was a fancy party,” said Maddie. “But not too fancy, it wasn’t like a ball, because you could wear Christmas clothes,” added Alyssa. An elegant invitation lay on the table, reading “Diplomacy at Home for the Holidays in Honor of Unaccompanied Tour Family Members.”

“This was a party to honor not only the sacrifice of those serving but of the family members that are left behind,” said their mom, Cindy. The polite and soft spoken children recalled their favorite parts of the D.C. trip, noting their introduction to Clinton at the top of their list. The party was held in the Benjamin Franklin Room in the Department of State building, just down from the White House. Cindy said having the privilege of simply being in that room was incredibly special. “Meeting Hillary Clinton felt honorable,” added Zach, who is in seventh grade. Meeting the United States of America’s Secretary of State may put some kids in celebrity shock, but for the Hunt children, it was a natural opportunity, the result of a life spent around the world for their father’s deployments. -CONTINUED on page 5.

school District Board reviews pool survey, curriculum initiative at meeting “This is the point where we can say ‘what’s next? How are we going to get better?’” By KATE BASSETT Harbor Light Newspaper

The Harbor Springs Board of Education listened to two informational presentations, during the board’s meeting Monday, January 9, with potential for a big community splash. From the results of a recent survey about the pool to introducing the concept of teacher-led changes in the Harbor Springs district, board members’ minds were focused on the future, superintendent Mark Tompkins said in an interview Tuesday morning. HARBOR Inc., a non-profit regional planning organization, provided the board with a survey about community interest in the pool and a possible recreation authority to fund it. “The clear message is that people care about the pool, even if they -CONTINUED on page 5.

harbor springs Downtown site for library, deer park petition may be discussed at City Council meeting Two “place” related topics will be part of City Council’s agenda on Monday, January 16, during the Council’s regular monthly meeting. The Friends of the District Library group, working to raise funds and awareness for a potential district library in Harbor Springs (a millage is expected to be part of the November 2012 ballot), has asked to provide Council a proposal for the possible use of the former Shay Reservoir site off Judd, Main and Bay Streets. The group is requesting the site be approved for a district library library building. Last year, City Council gave the library approval for a site off Lake Street near Hoover Field, but has since received a nod from the city’s Downtown Development Authority to seek property closer to downtown and the waterfront. In Harbor Springs Deer Park news, a petition was given to the city -CONTINUED on page 4.

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he turning of the calendar offers great hope for new discovery, fresh perspective, goals, resolutions and general positive thinking. The energy for new, for positive and vibrant change, is burning bright here in Harbor Charles Springs. People are talking: new restaurants, O’Neill town design, new initiatives ranging from library services to a recreation authority. Change is disruptive and difficult, but energizing if dialog and interaction is positive and inclusive. This coming year will be an exciting one for this community. For us here at the newspaper, the new year offers new opportunity to engage with you, our readers. Providing this special platform of community communication, a town square in print and online, has always been a labor of love for us. We O’Neills have been fortunate to have been part of this community since the early 1970s. Reflecting on how things have changed in that time is really amazing to us - from cutting and pasting to online videos and page-turning electronic editions, the weekly newspaper has transformed in miraculous ways. And as we are witnessing here in our community, the changes continue. Embracing change and pushing out new ways of presenting your community newspaper is a large part of our strategy going forward; providing you the opportunity to engage with, read, relax and enjoy this unique community content on your terms. One example is the 1,200 or so people that have “liked” us on our Facebook page. The conversation going on there is direct, insightful, funny and unique - and a reflection and encouragement of the dialog going on in meeting rooms and coffee shops around town. Many of our print subscribers are also reading our content offerings online through our various digital channels - includ-

ing the electronic version of the print edition. If you have not visited our online community offerings, I invite you to start at our primary “platform”, Our business allows us to work with wonderful advertising partners. Their advertising, their communication with you in our print pages and online, provides the economic engine for our newspaper and its related digital channels. We appreciate their partnership, and are constantly striving to provide added value and ways to help them succeed in their business with effective communication -- communication with you our readers.

To that end, we are investing in our products, investing in the future of this community and our readership. Under the leadership of our editor Kate Bassett, the variety and quality of content has never been better. From essays to personality features, in-depth news reporting, photography and engaging community dialog, your community newspaper is wonderfully unique in a world so dominated by a neverending stream of hyper-drivel. We have stepped up the overall design of our print product and try to improve the look and readability of all of our products every day. The newspaper is being printed on higher quality paper (brighter) and our printer is one of the best in terms of color reproduction. We have invested in online technology to provide our newspaper to readers who wish to read it digitally. If you are a subscriber and would like to get our weekly email link to the digital edition, send your email address to

Letter to the editor (A recent) letter to the Petoskey News Review of December 22, 2011, criticized a Harbor Springs High School student’s letter which praised the current privately funded Harbor Springs Library. (The author) claimed the student’s letter failed to mention differences between the existing library and the proposed district library. I would suggest that the purpose of the student’s

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

Here’s an experience that I’d guess most of the men who read this column have had, getting into a rental tuxedo. Bill Trowbridge, a poet from Missouri, does a fine job of picturing that particular initiation rite.

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We are on Facebook providing links to articles, photos, fun historical clippings and other creative content. Facebook offers yet another way to connect our readers with each other. And yes, we “Tweet”. The Twitter platform reminds me of the old Associated Press news tickers with headlines crossing my iPhone screen providing links to news articles, features and the general creativity of the Internet (albeit when “following” relevant and thoughtful “tweeters”). Isn’t the language of the digital world wonderfully oddball? The Harbor Light offers regular posts to our Community Bulletin Board, a place for us to post all the news items and event listings sent to us every day, and those posts are linked via Twitter ( Our website is the primary starting point for our digital offerings. We have started to curate and cultivate new topic-specific online blogs (columns and topic-specific content) to provide a focus on subject areas such as: Ideas, Essays and What Works (a business and customer service blog). We have more such blogs planned in the areas of health and fitness, the outdoors, About Town and others. They offer an opportunity for us to deliver content to you on a more focused channel.

article was not to compare two libraries but simply to compliment the current one. (The writer) then proceeded to enumerate in some detail those differences. In doing so, she did mention the most important difference of all in these difficult economic times. The new district library will require an operational millage while the present privately funded library is free of charge.

So, before you enter the voting booth next November to establish a new millage, check out the existing library which has been operating for more than a century at the corner of Main and Spring Streets in downtown Harbor Springs but now with new lighting, computer access, wifi, outreach programs for students, film screening on a regular basis, story times for children, participation

in many community events including the recent Harbor Springs Open House. See what a zero cost library can provide before encumbering yourself with yet another new and ever growing millage burden – don’t become another tax-and-spend liberal or conservative. Bob Ross Pellston

It chafed like some new skin we’d grown, or feathers, the cummerbund and starched collar pinching us to show how real this transformation into princes was, how powerful we’d grown by getting drivers’ licenses, how tall and total our new perspective, above that rusty keyhole parents squinted through. We’d found the key: that nothing really counts except a romance bright as Technicolor, wide as Cinerama, and this could be the night. No lie. American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine. It is also supported by the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Poem copyright ©2006 by William Trowbridge, from his most recent book of poems, Ship of Fool, Red Hen Press, 2011. Introduction copyright ©2012 by The Poetry Foundation. The introduction’s author, Ted Kooser, served as United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004-2006. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.

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The Bay Harbor Ice and Spice Festival is set for January 13-14. The festival is sanctioned by the National Ice Carving Association with Bay Harbor on the National Tournament of Champions. Professional and Amateur Divisions boasting a total of 20 carvers will win medals and cash prizes of over $12,000. Event management is being handled again by Ice Creations. Professional Carvers begin their competition Friday at 4pm and continue Saturday at 9am Ice Bar at KNOT…Just a Bar and The Chill Lounge at Cava open Friday at 4pm through the weekend’s festivities Amateur Carvers begin their competition on Saturday at 1pm Warming Tent opens at 10am with hot cocoa, water & sodas available Aerial Snowboard and Ski Acrobatic Shows presented to you by Absolute Zero beginning at Noon on Saturday Sled Dog Musher Rides beginning at Noon on Saturday Pro-Am Chili Challenge in the Warming Tent on the Village Lawn Panel on Saturday from 1pm – 3pm. Beer & Wine offerings at the Warming Tent beginning Saturday at noon “Live” Sculptures invade the Village throughout the day on Saturday Live Entertainment Warming Tent beginning at 4pm a until 9pm Awards Ceremony for Professional and Amateur Carvers begins Saturday at 6:00pm located in the Beer & Wine Tent. The judges will be awarding over $12,000 in cash prizes and winners will be awarded with their medals of placement.

Marc Pritchard hard at work on his ice sculpture at last year’s event. (Courtesy photos)

Ice Sculptor discusses his creative passion -CONTINUED from page 1. me on my first sculpture. Everything from there has been self taught, through practice and research. I am fortunate enough to practice on blocks I do for the holidays (Valentines, Easter, Mother’s Day ect.) for my workplace.

Where do you work?

I am the Executive Chef at the Park Place Hotel in Traverse City. I have worked here ever since I came to the United States from England, 16 years ago. I have been the Executive Chef since 2002.

What tools do you need to be an ice sculptor?

There are many tools that can be used (hand and power combined); there are a lot of detailing bits that are designed specifically for ice carving, but other than that one can use hand chisels, saws and power tools (chain saw, die grinder, sander, angle grinder ect.), all things you can purchase from your local hardware store.

Where do you get your inspiration for your artwork?

The inspiration for my artwork comes from many different things. The original idea may come from a picture, ornament, or even real life stuff and from there I just make it my own piece of art.

Does the cold hinder your work? How do you dress or what tools do you use to overcome the cold?

The cold weather does not hinder my work, but actually benefits it. When the weather is cold enough outside to do a

sculpture you can take a little longer on the piece as it is not melting away as you are carving like it would in the summer time. When I do sculptures in the summer I do them in a freezer which is great because it is just like being outside in the winter, the only downfall is the space is not very big to work and the mess (snow) created from the sculpture is a lot more to clean up. Outside in the winter, there is no mess to clean up as there is snow all around. I will wear double layers of everything when sculpting to try and stay as warm as possible.

How many ice carving events do your participate in each year? What do you like about Bay Harbor’s competition?

I do not participate in all that many ice carving events each year as I am just in the beginning stages of sculpting and my chef career is very demanding as far as time goes. The Bay Harbor competition last year was my first and I just did a demonstration in December for Santa’s arrival here in downtown Traverse City. What I like about the Bay Harbor competition is that it’s somewhat local for me. The people who put the event on are very friendly and great to work with, the prize money is extremely generous, and it is where I participated in my first competition (where I took 1st place in the amateur division). **Professional Carvers begin their competition Friday at 4 p.m. and continue Saturday at 9 a.m.. Amateur Carvers begin their competition on Saturday at 1 p.m.. An Awards Ceremony for Professional and Amateur Carvers begins Saturday at 6 p.m. located in the Beer and Wine Tent. The judges will award more than $12,000 in cash prizes and winners will be awarded with their medals of placement.

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City Council to meet Sealed bids will be received by the Emmet County Road Commission at their offices Jan. located at 16: 2265 E.Deer Hathaway Road, Harbor Monday, Park, Springs, MI, until 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at which time they will be opened and read aloud for the reconstruction of library may be onRoadagenda West Conway Lane, from West Conway to W. Conway Road

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Sealed bids will be received by the Emmet County Road Commission at their offices located at 2265 E. Hathaway Road, Harbor Springs, MI., until 9:05 a.m., Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at which time they will be opened and read aloud for the resurfacing of Mink Road, from W. Conway Road to Meadow Lane, Woodview Drive, from Mink Road to M-119, and Meadow Lane, from Woodview Drive to Mink Road for a total of 1.32 miles in Little Traverse Township.

for a total of 0.30 miles in Little Traverse Township. -CONTINUED from page 1.

manager Richards, signed by residents recommending A copy of Tom the specifications may be obtained at the offices of the Emthe elimination the park. While the park Road, has not been met County RoadofCommission at 2265 E.deer Hathaway Harbor Springs, placed MI 49740, 347-8142the or officially on(231) the agenda, petition will likely be discussed during the January 16 meeting. EMMET COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION Richards also said Council will discuss an annual adjustment Framl Zulski, Jr. - Chairman ofLeroy the Sumner-Vice-Chairman employee / employer contributions for the Municipal Larry Williams - Member System plan and will consider approval Employees Retirement of a schedule of meetings for the Zoning Board of Appeals. The meeting will be held at City Hall at 7 p.m.. 1/11/2012 Notices #22

1. All Council members were present. 2. Council approved the December 5, 2011 regular City Council meeting minutes and the December 12, 2011 special meeting minutes as amended. 3. Council approved bills in the amount of $274,733.61. 4.Council approved the “Resolution to Amend the 2011 Financial and Spending Plan”. 5. Council held a Public Hearing on the 2012 Financial and Spending Plan. 6. Council approved the “Resolution to Adopt the 2012 Financial and Spending Plan”. 7. Council approved Ordinance No. 381, which allows an option for businesses to purchase parking credits to satisfy off-street parking requirements. 8. Council approved the outdoor seating plan for the Depot dining club as presented to the Planning Commission as part of the site plan approved by the Planning Commission at their December 15, 2011. 9. Council approved a Resolution to exempt the City from Public Act 152 of 2011 (the Publicly Funded Healthcare Insurance Contribution Act). 10. Council approved a “Resolution to Recommend the issuance of a Liquor License to the Depot Restaurant” at the request of the State Liquor Control Commission. 11. Council, by consensus, authorized the City Manager to approve carriage rides in Harbor Springs, as presented. 12. Council, by consensus, approved the 2012 Meeting Schedules for the City Council, as amended, the Planning Commission, as presented, and the Downtown Development Authority, as presented. 13. Council, by consensus, approved the Mayor’s appointments and reappointments, as follows: Robert Kieliszewski Lakeview Cemetery Board Linda Rachwitz Board of Review, term ending January 1, 2015 Mary Ellen Hughes Downtown Development Authority Board, term ending January 1, 2016. Tom Graham, Jr Harbor Commission, term ending January 1, 2016. 14. Mayor Dika adjourned the meeting at 8:05 p.m.

A copy of the specifications may be obtained at the offices of the Emmet County Road Commission at 2265 E. Hathaway Road, Harbor Springs, MI 49740, (231)347-8142 or EMMET COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION Frank Zulski, Jr. - Chairman Leroy Sumner - Vice Chairman Larry Williams - Member



Sealed bids will be received by the Emmet County Road Commission at their offices located at 2265 E. Hathaway Road, Harbor Springs, MI, until 9:10 a.m., Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at which time they will be opened and read aloud for the resurfacing of Harbor Lane, from Hedrick Road then east and south for 0.16 miles and Hill Drive, from Harbor Lane then east for 0.10 miles in Little Traverse Township.

Sealed bids will be received by the Emmet County Road Commission at their offices located at 2265 E. Hathaway Road, Harbor Springs, MI, until 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at which time they will be opened and read aloud for the reconstruction of West Conway Lane, from West Conway Road to W. Conway Road for a total of 0.30 miles in Little Traverse Township.

A copy of the specifications may be obtained at the offices of the Emmet County Road Commission at 2265 E. Hathaway Road, Harbor Springs, MI 49740, (231) 347-8142 or

A copy of the specifications may be obtained at the offices of the Emmet County Road Commission at 2265 E. Hathaway Road, Harbor Springs, MI 49740, (231) 347-8142 or EMMET COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION Framl Zulski, Jr. - Chairman Leroy Sumner-Vice-Chairman Larry Williams - Member


EMMET COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION Frank Zulski, Jr. - Chairman Leroy Sumner - Vice Chairman Larry Williams - Member

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Help Wanted HARBOR SPRINGS PUBLIC SCHOOLS is looking for a part-time Special Education Inclusion Aide; starting at $9.65 per hour; 4 hours per day (9:00 am – 1:00 pm); application form is available at www. or at the HSPS Superintendent’s Office at 800 State Road, Harbor Springs, MI 49740; application deadline: Thursday, January 12, 2012 – 4:00 pm EST. BANKING TELLER POSITION GROWTH OPPORTUNITY EXISTS for a team-oriented individual to assist busy St. Francis X FCU office. Computer and/or cash handling experience preferred. Qualified candidates will be organized and possess EXCELLENT people skills. Position is full time and offers flexible schedule with great benefits. Forward your professional resume to Scott at: St. Francis X. FCU 2140 M119 Petoskey, MI 49770

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The Hunts, who now call Harbor Springs home, have lived near the U.S. embassies in East Timor, Chili, Canada and the Republic of Georgia. We talked to Cindy Hunt about why northern Michigan is the place they chose to call home, and how their experiences around the globe have shaped daily life here. By DANIELLE McINTOSH Harbor Light Newspaper

How has living in so many unique places changed your world view?

Left to Right, Alyssa, Zach and Maddie Hunt are happy to call Harbor Springs home after living around the world with their father who is employed with the nation’s State Department.

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This party, after all, was held in honor of their dad and many other parents like him. While Steve Hunt couldn’t attend the holiday event his family, (he was still in Afghanistan), he said he was thrilled they could be in the company of so many who support those serving their country. “It was a really great way for the family members to celebrate Christmas,” he said. “The kids have been exposed to many distinguished dignitaries over the years, including President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, Secretary of State Colin Powell, numerous US Ambassadors and ambassadors from other countries,” Cindy noted. “They have been at many functions with heads of States, have played with the children of the Prime Minister of East Timor, been guests on US Naval destroyers and hospital ships. They have been flown back in helicopters,” she added. Alyssa, Madison and Zach are what Cindy calls “Third Culture Kids”-- having grown up in different countries but never assimilating completely to the new culture. They have lived in many places, but always with an international group of people. “This brings about some unique advantages and challenges for them as they try to make new friends and understand the new places that they live,” she said. Though Hunt volunteered for his current (somewhat dangerous) assignment in Middle East, the family has not always been separated for his State Department Deployments; in fact the whole family has lived with their father

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near embassies in East Timor (a small island in Southeast Asia), as well as Chili, Canada, and the Republic of Georgia (near dividing line of Europe and Asia). Hunt is home now on leave until the end of the month, before heading back to the Bagram Airbase in the mountains of north east Afghanistan, where he is a management officer who oversees internal functions of embassies. Though he already retired once-- from the Marine Corps -- he works six or seven days a week, pulling 12 hour shifts to provide support to 160 US Diplomats located in 53 different places, spread out over 90,000-square miles. His duties range from logistical to administrative, including human resources, such as recruitment and hiring. His job is “to do whatever needs to be done,” mediating critical support services between the Department of Defense and Department of State, providing technical support, and even organizing and planning medical evacuations. Hunt’s rigorous work schedule allows him 65 days of leave time each year. The family has always found time for vacations in northern Michigan, visiting Cindy’s sister, Debbie Esposito, who lives in Harbor Springs. Each visit, the kids were excited by so much open space to play, and fell in love with the ski hills and Lake Michigan. While the Hunts always participated in the local communities and economy in the countries they’ve been stationed, the sense of community in the Little Traverse Bay area called to them in a different way: it felt like home. Cindy and Steve Hunt

bought their house in Harbor Springs in 2006 as a summer home. It now serves as the family’s year-round residence while Hunt is stationed in Afghanistan. Though both admitted the lack of employment opportunities in northern Michigan was a concern, Cindy landed a job as a home educator for Cheboygan, Otsego and Presque ESD in Indian River. This is expected to be Hunt’s last tour before retiring from the State Department. The Hunt children grew up always ready-- and expecting-- to move, however, they all said they are happy at Harbor Springs Middle School, adding students have been very welcoming since their arrival two years ago. And while the entire family has friends all over the world, all three children agreed they love the idea of not having to say good bye to the friends they have made here. The active and obviously well-adjusted middle schoolers enjoy playing hockey in a skating rink shared with their neighbors in their back yard- a big change of lifestyle for a family who has previously lived in homes guarded by men and high fencing. All three children enjoy skiing, snowboarding and soccer; the girls run cross country and Zach is a boy scout. Hunt will return to the other side of the world next month, but the family all said they are looking forward to the day when they can take a deep breath-- and really settle into the quiet, safe, open spaces of Northern Michigan -- together, for good.

Having lived in many other countries over the past 20 years and meeting people and making friends from all religions, races and diversified backgrounds we have learned to appreciate and respect different cultures and religions. The other part of having lived overseas, we are very proud of being Americans and it is clear that we live in the best country on the planet.

How does this effect the choices you make in everyday life? I think that it has helped us become accepting of different people, cultures religions- as well as curious to learn about the different people that we come in contact with in our day to day lives.

What drew you to Harbor Springs? At first we needed a home in America and wanted to be close to family when we were home from our overseas postings. Northern Michigan had everything to offer our family, beautiful settings, relaxed living, clean environment, friendly people. Once we decided to have the kids go to school in the United States, we were proud to bring the kids to Harbor Springs schools and enjoy all the activities available to them here in the school and the community.

What aspects of this community do you find most appealing? Safety and security is one of the most appealing parts of living up north. The fact that the children know many kids and their families and feel safe going around town on their own is wonderful.

What part of small town, rural life is a challenge? One of the biggest challenges is finding meaningful employment for both Steve and myself. The lack of cultural diversity is also very new and challenging. This area is known for its natural resources and open spaces-- how has the physical landscape changed the way your family lives? Being Americans overseas is not always safe and security is always one of our biggest concerns. Living in Harbor Springs with all the open space has offered our children and ourselves the freedom of being outside and enjoying the environment.

Since you intentionally chose this area to be home, can you describe your feelings about “sense of place” in northern Michigan? I think we are still working on where we fit in and how to fully take advantage of all that Northern Michigan has to offer. We have always had pictures of the beaches and fields of the area with us on our travels and refer to them throughout the year as “going home”. It truly is a remarkable place to raise a family and provide opportunities for our children that we could not offer any where else in the world.

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Alanson Public Schools Wade Williams, President Stephanie Baldwin, Vice President Josh Wyatt, Secretary Karen McFarland, Treasurer Catherine Stonhouse, Trustee Jason Tanner, Trustee Angela Wicker, Trustee

Ellsworth Community School Gail Rubingh, President Kandi Randall, Vice President Carol Drenth, Secretary Chris Wallace, Treasurer Todd Essenberg, Trustee Mark Groenink, Trustee Nancy Jolliffe, Trustee

Beaver Island Community School Barbara Schwartzfisher, President Nancy Tritsch, Vice President Dana Hodgson, Secretary Karen Johnson, Treasurer Jessica Anderson, Trustee Brian Cole, Trustee Dawn Marsh, Trustee

Harbor Springs Public Schools Gary Morse, President Tim Davis, Vice President Shauna Bezilla, Secretary Bryan Lauer, Treasurer Julie Cupps, Trustee Pam Fairbairn, Trustee Robert Fuhrman, Trustee

Boyne City Public Schools Ken Schrader, President Marty Moody, Vice President Bea Reinhardt, Secretary Ross McLane, Treasurer Jeff Mercer, Trustee Lisa Schrock, Trustee Ed Vondra, Trustee

Pellston Public Schools Kathy Smith, President Christopher Rybinski, Vice President James Milbrandt, Secretary Constance Dzedzie, Treasurer April Landon, Trustee John Ritter, Trustee Mark Zink, Trustee

Boyne Falls Public Schools Bill Bielas, President Luke Goodwin, Vice President Ann Marie Boettger, Secretary Kurt Wilson, Treasurer Bill Cousineau, Trustee Diane Fiel, Trustee Christine Kondrat-Thomas, Trustee

Public Schools of Petoskey Mary B. Ling, President Jack Waldvogel, 1st Vice President Kathy Reed, 2nd Vice President Karen Morison, Secretary Karly Ellison, Treasurer

Central Lake Public Schools Neil Rogers, President Sue Wagner, Vice President Betsy King, Secretary Amy Talbot, Treasurer Greg Shooks, Trustee Tracy Spaulding, Trustee Sarah Thayer, Trustee Charlevoix Public Schools John McLean, Jr., President Valerie Snyder, Secretary/Treasurer Nancy Allison, Trustee Glen Catt, Trustee Richard Joseph, Trustee Kevin Pearsall, Trustee Mike Pearsall, Trustee East Jordan Public Schools Scott Nachazel, President Nancy Tyree, Vice President Korinna Holt, Secretary Jay Peck, Treasurer Darren Graham, Trustee Ted Sherman, Trustee Mike Spence, Trustee

Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District Carol Mc Donnell, President Barry A. Anderson, Vice President Jane Roberts, Secretary Beverly G. Osetek, Treasurer Thelma Chellis, Trustee Mary P. Jason, Trustee Tom Johnson, Trustee Char-Em School Boards’ Association Carol Mc Donnell, President Marion Kuebler, Secretary/Treasurer North Central Michigan College Phil Millard, Chair David Kring, Vice Chair Jean Beckley, Secretary John Fought, Treasurer Marion Kuebler, Trustee Irma Noël, Trustee

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don’t use it,” Tompkins said. “We also know people are interested in the idea of a recreation authority, although they need more information about how such an authority works.” The results of the HARBOR Inc. survey are now available on the district’s website, www., under the announcements header. For Tompkins, the most exciting part of the meeting was the discussion of moving into the proposal phase of curriculum work for all grade levels and content areas in the district. “I think this might have been the most important presentation we’ve made in three years,” he said. “We have arrived at a very exciting point in the work we started a few years ago.” District teachers have completed their “essential skills” lists, which correlate with state mandates. A curriculum map has also been completed, displaying the “what” of education in Harbor Springs. Now, Tompkins said, comes the fun part. “This is the point where we can say ‘what’s next? How are we going to get better?’” he said. Teachers in each subject

area will now begin researching and preparing proposals based on their findings in order to receive funding to implement changes and provide new learning opportunities. “The board has currently allocated nearly $150,000 for this,” Tompkins said. “What typically happens is this: experts come into school districts talking about the latest and greatest fad in education-- and there are millions of them every year-and people get excited, but nothing happens. What we are doing is different, and it hasn’t been done here before so we’re taking baby steps, but it will provide a vehicle for real and lasting change.” Following the research and investigation phase, each subject area group will provide a proposal to the administrative team, who will in turn provide feedback and recommendations on what needs to be done in order for the proposal to be approved. “Our job administratively is to make sure the evaluations and proposals are rigorous enough and make sure know teachers know all of what’s available out there. They are driving the bus. This is not me say ‘you will’ do something. This is us, working together.”


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Harbor Springs...Now and Then Musings, memories & news about you By CYNTHIA MORSE ZUMBAUGH | 231.526.7842 I hope that all of the teachers out there realize how much even their smallest gesture can influence students. It’s almost like parents who don’t realize they are swearing in front of their babies until the adorable little creature begins talking like a truck driver. In the presence of the right teacher, the students can learn as much from behavior as from the lessons. That was certainly true of Ed Kelbel. Although I learned from him in the classroom, I learned far more from watching how he lived his life. And as I’ve said before, a good measure of the success of a man’s life can be gleened by looking at his children. Ed and Mary Lou Kelbel obviously did a wonderful job. Someone made a comment to me last week that they wished they were a better debater and I told them that Mr. Kelbel was the first person who taught me to debate. Interestingly enough, I then received an email from one of my classmates, Mark Wilde, asking if I remembered when


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Mr. Kelbel had us debate the merits of then Presidential candidates Hubert Humphrey and Richard Nixon. Mark was given Humphrey’s side, with Rob MacKenzie leading my team’s side in favor of Richard Nixon. The results were judged by an election in our room; I think Nixon’s team won but I’m not positive on that. What I am positive of is that Mr. Kelbel taught us to learn the facts and make a strong argument using what we learned rather than emotion and innuendo. Even more impressive to me is that, to this day, I don’t know or really care what Ed Kelbel’s political affiliations were; he didn’t try to influence us one way or the other on the outcome. He simply taught us how to decide for ourselves. According to Mark, neither

he nor Rob were at the top of the jock rankings, never picked first for sports or anything like that, but Mr. Kelbel saw their potential and let them shine in other arenas. Later that same year, we had a mock trial of Sirhan Sirhan, Bobby Kennedy’s assassin, with Mark acting in defense and Rob as the prosecuting attorney and the majority of the class as the jury. For ten and eleven year olds, these were great lessons in civics and apparently, some of the lessons stuck; Rob did wind up as a prosecuting attorney for real in later years and Mark got his Ph.D. in business. I have one final memory from Mark that I’d like to share. Keep in mind, this was the late sixties and this opinion was shared by most of our parents. Mr. Kelbel’s definition of a hippy

was “A Jack that looks like a Jill and smells like a John.” Over the past week, I have heard many people saying how much they enjoyed his class, what a firm and fair teacher he was, how much they learned from him and that is all certainly true. I have one other memory from our sixth grade days that I’d like to share as it illustrates another of his wonderful facets; his sense of humor. A friend of mine (I won’t embarrass her here without her permission) was angry with him for some reason and wrote in her notebook with the top of desk up so no one would see, “Mr. Kelbel is a ratfink.” Unbeknownst to her, he came up the row behind her and from that vantage point, her comment was in full view. She was embarrassed to death; he

Obituary Edward Kelbel, Sr. Edward Paul Kelbel, Sr., 74, of Harbor Springs, Michigan went to be with the Lord on January 3rd, 2012. He was surrounded by his family, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Ed was born in Petoskey on August 24, 1937 to John and Patricia Kelbel. He graduated from Petoskey St. Francis Xavier High School in 1955. Ed earned a BA from Aquinas College and Master’s Degree from Michigan State University. On August 23, 1958, he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Lou Malec of Petoskey. Together they made their home in Harbor Springs, Michigan. Ed was a loving husband and a wonderful father to his six children. Ed was a principal and teacher in the Grand Rapids area for 8 years before returning to Petoskey where he was a teacher at St. Francis Xavier School for a couple of years. He then moved to Harbor Springs and taught there for 27 years until he retired in 1990. He taught 6th grade and middle school. He was a long time golf coach at Harbor Springs and head

golf professional at Harbor Point Golf Club and Walloon Lake Country Club. Ed is a member of the Harbor Springs Athletic Hall of Fame and Aquinas College Sports Hall of Fame where many of his golf records still stand after fifty years. He was not only a role model for his children, but also for countless other youth, helping them with acaEd Kelbel, Sr. demics, athletics and an appreciation for nature and wildlife. Survivors include: wife Mary Lou of 53 years; children Ed Jr. (Rosemary) of Colorado Springs, Julie Leik (David) of Greensboro, NC, Mark (Audrey) of Colorado Springs, Pete (Linda) of Petoskey, Sue Ortlieb (Todd) of Petoskey, Mollie Carter (Mark) of Harbor Springs. Ed had 15 grandchildren: Dr.Ted Kelbel, Tricia Kelbel; Cassie, Emily and Chandler Leik; Remy, Karris and John Kelbel; Mackenzie, Peter and Grace Kelbel; Cal and Emma Ortlieb; Jack and Caroline Carter. He is also survived by his sister Patsy Ryan of Brewer, ME and brothers Bill Kelbel of Grand Rapids and John Kelbel of Grand Rapids. Ed was preceded in death by his father and mother, John and Patricia Kelbel and sister Beth Kelbel. A funeral service took place at Holy Childhood Church on January 7. The family suggests memorial contributions to The Hiland Cottage/Hospice of Little Traverse Bay. Online condolences may be made at www. Arrangements were made through Schiller Funeral Home.

tried to look stern but failed miserably as he struggled not to laugh. I hadn’t seen Mr. Kelbel in many years when, in 2001, the 25th anniversary of the 1976 Rams going to the state basketball finals was celebrated and he was in attendance. Molly called me over and to my amazement, he knew who I was. After ALL those many years and 27 years of students, that was pretty impressive. A couple years ago, he asked me if I knew who he was. Silly question. None of us will forget him. I won’t list all of the accomplishments he had as a teacher, father, coach and golfer, though I didn’t know that he taught Tom Watson until I heard it at his service. His life was admirable and well lived, and the details are listed in his obituary. I would just like to say that watching him battle Parkinson ’s disease with as much determination and grace as he did everything else was a lesson in itself. He never stopped teaching us. We suffered another loss to the community last week as Jack Balchik passed away. He served this area for many years as the Animal Control Officer and he was a patient and kind man. He will also be missed. A belated birthday wish goes out to Thom Blanck for his 70th birthday on January 3rd. Hope that your day was wonderful. This week, Dirk Williard and John Shinaberry will be celebrating on January 15th. On Tuesday, January 17th, Happy Birthday wishes to John Slifka, Donna Schwandt Zumbaugh, Carla Gasco LaFreniere and my OLDER sister, Sandy Morse Petrowski. Finally, on Wednesday, January 18th, best wishes to Molly Baker Veling and Darla Barkley.

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Rachel Morris, 18, a senior at Harbor The Harbor Springs Library is announcing new winter Springs High School hours starting on Sunday, January 15 as follows: Sun, 4-8 pm; had of her hairFri, Noon-5 pm; Wed, 10 am-8:00 pm; Sat, Mon,20” Tues, Thurs, cut off on April 9, 9 am-1 pm. 2010 with the help Upcoming events: Film Screenings for the remainder of Januof Heinz at aryMadge on Thursdays beginning at 7:30 pm: Jan 12 -180 Degrees The Hair House of Key; Jan. 26-Invictus. Other events: Lap South; Jan 19 -Sarah’s Harbor Springs. Sit Story Time for children 3 and under and their parents is Rachel will send her held Wednesdays from 10:30-11:15 am. Spanish Conversation cut hair along to Jan 12 beginning at 5 pm. for anyone Group meets Thurs, Locks of Love, a interested in practicing their Spanish speaking skills. Friday, non-profit organizaJan 20 at 11:15 will be a Children’s Story Time for children 5 tion, whereFor it more will be made into call a hair piece for aorchild and under. information 231-526-2531 visit suffering from long-term medical hair loss. And Rachel has a fun new hair style to enjoy! (Courtesy Photo) The Harbor Springs History Museum, 349 E. Main St, is The Michigan announces annual openNorthern year around. During Chorale January and February,their the museum Vocal Music Scholarship grant. These scholarships are galleries will be open Friday and Saturday, 11 am-3 pm. Busiavailable for anyone of high school age or older. Applicants ness hours for the Historical Society remain Tuesday-Friday, 9 need beFor a resident of Northern Michigan. Letters of am to to 4 pm more information or if you would like to make application are due by Friday, May 7, 2010 and need an appointment to tour the museum, please call 526-0771 to or include name, address and phone number. Also, in the visit application letter, specify the planned use for the grant - such The Downtown Carriage Tours in Harbor Springs run on as vocal lessons or music camp assistance. Vocal students Fridays and Sundays from 2-6 pm. The take-off and meeting and High School applicants should provide a letter of zone is on Bay Street restaurants with other stops recommendation fromnear yourthe music instructor. Auditions will along Main St. The carriage will depart from the Bay St locatake place on Mon, May 17 at 7:00 pm at the Petoskey United tion every 30Church, minutes.1804 E. Mitchell. Send letters of Methodist application to Northern Michigan Chorale, Petoskey, Harbor Springs Community Pool: “Are Box you 51, looking for a MI 49770. For more information, contact Meredith Richter at different form of exercise, something new and exciting”, asks 347-9717. Mike Cullip at the Harbor Springs Community pool. His an-

swerfolks - “Try Visit your poolVillage and check For a The atswimming!” Holy Cross Parish in Cross will it beout. hosting complete listing of times available go to the pool’s website at a Pancake/Egg/Sausage breakfast on Sunday, April 18, or call the pool at 526-4824.. serving from 8-11 am in the Fr. Al Parish Center. Cost is $5 which includes all Ice the Rink pancakes you can eat!Game Contact Harbor Springs is hosting Board DaysSue on Parson atfrom 526-2874 more information. Sundays 1-3 atfor the ice rink from Jan 15-March 11. A different game will be played each Sunday; prizes, snack and Happy Birthday to Frank Lauer who celebrates on April 15 drinks will be provided. from your family and friends. Hana Ketterer will be celebrating her birthday on April 16 with her family and friends - have a great day!

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Club also and awards two insuranceHarbor coverage on On Sat,Sun., AprilJan. 10 8 letsThe and necklaces; much, offers enrichment from the art fair, all donated to local charities $2,500 scholarships each year. and the April 17 benefit will much more! courses for adults support her during treatand scholarships. In additionhelp to the YMCA, “We are very, very pleased F The University of Michigan ment and recovery. The ben- with the number and quality Biological Station will offer efit is sponsored by VFW of items we’ve received for It was livePost auctions. to much more Theback weather has continued A dazzling school fundraiser is just and two mini-courses for adult 2051 and American Legionraffle thedrawing live andfeaturing silent auctions,” A grand a $20,000 seasonal conditions this past to be more like late March around the corner enrichment in June. Post 281. saidseven Roger Mays, Building grand-prize and $1,000 prize winners week night time week tem- in thanwith the the second Forest and Landscape Ecol-By Winter” The numerous local resi- out Manager and Quartermaster/ round the evening. The early-bird peratures Organizers of “Be Dazzled a gala will at or beJanuary.hovering High temperatures ogy asks, “Why do plants dents involved in collecting Chief Financial Officer winners from the December 11 drawingfor are lowranged will present two nights of music, merriment the freezing mark in the 30s withwhile periods grow do?” Sus- Friday, donations from Steve area and busiVFW Post 2051. “Individuals warming Holly Brown. and where auctionthey opportunities January the mid-50s durof rain to , sleet and snow and tainable Urbanism: Urban and community and businesses in ourteaching com- ingvery SomeresiSt. Francis Xavier School 27 and Saturday, January 28 atnesses the new Holy the little day. sun. We had some Other than Design with Nature, exam- dents have been over- munity have staff as been well asoutstandparents of rain, Childhood of Jesus Parish Hall in Harbor and administrative about 3” of wet snow on the ski slopes, snow in the ines the links between human whelmed by the students outpouring ing with their support. There will serve guests at this year’s event. which Springs. disappeared quite area is hard to find. That could settlement patterns and cli- of community support. will be something for every“The committment of the staff and families quickly Saturday’s black-tie optional, gala dinner but did remind us it isthe be changing as snow is in mate change. Just a Xavier few of the for Xavier one at the benefit,” said. is stillforecast of items St. Francis School to thisheauction and live auction, to benefit St. Francis only April. Condtions for Thursday and on Both classes are taught on- the live and silent auction Mays wanted the comWealso pride ourselves on our remain School, a kindergarten through eighth-grade a blessing in itself. dry - predictions of into Friday. This may offer site at and near the University include: float boat rental; The munity to know this is the first Catholic school located in Petoskey, is hoping ability to be a family working together for one rain at the the country, week hope for end the of cross of Michigan Biological Sta- Pier Pointer boat rides; golf time that American Legion ultimate goal Ñ our children,” Ledig said. to sell out. hopefully may produce those snowmobile folks, and add tion which is located on the packages from several area Post 281 and VFW Post 2051 For those looking for a taste of the auction April showers needed to enAccording to Shannon Ledig, chairperson of freshen up the slopes. south side of Douglas Lake resorts; hand-crafted furni- have come together to sponour and spring things to this year’s events, there are 1,500 raffle tickets who can’t make the gala event, coordinators courage Get out enjoy! near Pellston. ture including a picnic table, sor an event. offer a Preview Night with free admission from burst forth. available and of those, 625 have sold. Mini-Courses allow inDoors for the gala open at 5:30 p.m. on 7-9 p.m. on Friday, January 27, also inside the depth study of an environSaturday, January 28. Complimentary valet Holy Childhood of Jesus Parish Hall in Harbor Weather Weather mental topic in a friendly, Springs. Live entertainment will be provided Highlights parking is available. highlights supportive atmosphere. They brought to by local musicianSalutes John Warstler. Bidding will brought to you The elegant evening includes hors d’oeuvres, Community are taught by individuals who you weekly each week by: be open for a limited silent auction that will a champagne fountain, live music, silent and are leaders in their field and by: close that evening. Preview Night also inlivewell auctions, a sit-down dinner prepared by are acquainted with the Appreciates volunteers cludes a $1,000 early bird raffle drawing, hors Around the Bay Catering and dancing. Biological Station and NorthA few of the many featured items in- d’oeuvres, as well as beer, wine and sodas by ern Michigan. Scientists, auction As an unknown writer said, “When work, commitment and clude a FPJ and jewel encrusted gold donation. teachers anddiamond “laymen” interpleasure all become one and you reach that deep well where Tickets for the Gala Dinner Auction are ring; in Grey Gablessomething Inn Restaurant Dinner for ested learning passion lives, nothing is impossible”. The volunteers of the $125 each. Grand Raffle tickets are also availeight; a day beauty at Talulu Lounge; new have allof benefitted from Beauty Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, Inc. (WRC) able for $100. To purchase either or for more and a Grand Hotel Getaway. Additional items, the Mini-Courses. are a shining example of how passion translates into information, call (231)347-4133 or visit www. including specialStation offeringsofmade by each class The Biological possibility. The WRC was founded in 1977 by community at thespring school, will available during the silent fers andbesummer members who had a dream of building an agency committed classes for college students to equality, justice and the well-being of women in Northern and the all site inofthe many Michigan.toTheir passion bloomed the formation of the We isinvite community subscribe to theirinto hometown research projects conducted organization’s multitude of human service programs and Temperature: newspaper, the Harbor Light,onby33mail each every the week. by scientists from across the lives Sampled at Irish Boat Shop years laterand through hard work and on Monday, Nov. 7 country. more commitment of the many volunteers Call usFor and we informacan get you set up for the next issue.who continue to actively F 35º tion on the Biological Station support the agency. Last week: 526-2191 or During National Volunteer Week, April 18-24, the WRC Sampled celebrates the many accomplishments of our volunteer team. Brought youShop courtesy of at Irishto Boat Answer to last week’s puzzle Over 4,800 hours of service were donated to the agency in the Monday, Apr. 12 Irish Boat Shop Answer to last week’s puzzle past year through the dedication of our volunteers. Our volunteer staff support families at the Safe Home, ring up Last week: LIQUID ICE sales and stock merchandise at the Gold Mine Resale Shops, Brought to you courtesy of serve on the Board of Directors, assist with agency mailings, Irish Boat Shop answer the 24-hour crisis phone line, style hair at the Safe Home, do facility upkeep and maintenance, and other important tasks. Our volunteers touch the lives of hundreds of individuals Seasonal Residents and families served by the WRC in Antrim, Charlevoix, Don’t forget to change your Cheboygan, Emmet, and Otsego counties. 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Upcoming Games

Boys Varsity Basketball: Saturday, January 14 vs. Harbor Light at 2 p.m. Girls Varsity Basketball: Wednesday, January 11 at Cedarville at 7:30 p.m.; Monday, January 16 at Harbor Light at 7:30 p.m. Boys Junior Varsity Basketball: Saturday, January 14 vs. Harbor Light at 12:30 p.m. Girls Junior Varsity Basketball: Wednesday, January 11 at Cedarville at 6 p.m.; Monday, January 16 at Harbor Light at 6 p.m. Boys 9th Grade Basketball: Monday, January 16 vs. Petoskey at 6 p.m. Girls 9th Grade Basketball: Wednesday, January 11 at Petoskey at 6 p.m., Tuesday, January 17 at Sault at 6 p.m. Boys and Girls Varsity Ski: Thursday, January 12, LMC at Boyne Mt. at 5 p.m.

Boys Varsity Basketball

Wednesday, January 4 at Pickford Harbor Springs 45, Pickford 63 Scoring: Zoerhof, 12; Lauer, 10 Rebounds: Zoerhof, 19 Coach’s Comments: Head Coach Geoff Morse said, “We turned the ball over to many times and played very poorly.” Friday, January 6 at Traverse City Harbor Springs 34, St. Francis 81 Scoring: Morse, 10 Rebounds: Vandermus, 5 Coach’s Comments: Head Coach Geoff Morse said, “The guys played a tough ball game against a team with college size. The guys played hard but were just physically over matched.” The boys play again Saturday, January 14 vs. Harbor Light at 2 p.m.

Girls Varsity Basketball

Wednesday, January 4 vs. Cedarville Harbor Springs 61, Cedarville 23 Scoring: Ongaro, 19; Lechowicz, 17 Rebounds: Walker, 10 Assists: Ongaro, 9 Coach’s Comments: Head Coach Jennifer Foley said, “We came out in the first quarter with great energy and poise. Defensively, we held them to only five field goals the entire game and scoreless in the third quarter. This was another great team game. Everyone comes ready to execute their role on the team to the best of their ability every practice and every game. I couldn’t be more proud of the effort this group has put forth thus far.” Friday, January 6 at Traverse City St. Francis Harbor Springs 40, St. Francis 62 Scoring: Lechowicz, 17; Ongaro, 14 Rebounds: Walker, Sylvain, Lechowicz, 7 each Coach’s Comments: Head Coach Jennifer Foley said, “Traverse City St. Francis is by far the best team in our conference this year and ranked in the top 10 in the state. They have speed and strength, and play a very up tempo style of defense that really wore us down especially in the 3rd quarter. We came back in the fourth quarter and played them about even but our surge came a little too late. Despite all the great elements their team brings to the table we were leading at half time 24-22. We played some of the most inspired defense I’ve ever been a part of. Mackenzie Sylvain and Maggie Walker locked down everyone in the paint and both of them managed to not have 1 turnover the entire night. I think we proved a lot to ourselves this game and hopefully gained tons of confidence for the next time we play them.” The team will play again Wednesday January 11 at Cedarville at 7:30 p.m. and Monday, January 16 at Harbor Light at 7:30 p.m..

Above: Claire Cunningham competes in the slalom event during a ski meet at Nub’s Nob on Thursday, January 5. The girls took first place at the meet while the boys placed second. (Harbor Light photo by Mark Flemming)

Boys JV Basketball

Wednesday, January 4 at Pickford Harbor Springs 60, Pickford 50 Scoring: Burdick, 17; Roberts, 15; Walker, 11 Rebounds: Walker, 18; Roberts, 11; Langton, 9 Thursday, January 5 vs. Traverse City St. Francis Harbor Springs 39, TC St. Francis 48 Scoring: Roberts,13; Simkins,12 Rebounds: Walker,16 Coach’s Comments: Head Coach Brian Sanderson said, “Turnovers were the big difference in the game as the boys held their against a very physical team, both defensively, as well as on the boards. I look forward to meeting them again. We’ll take better care of the ball, which in turn will lend itself to scoring and clock management.” The boys play again Saturday, January 14 at Harbor Light at 12:30 p.m..

Girls JV Basketball

Wednesday, January 4 vs. Cedarville Harbor Springs 31, Cedarville 29 Scoring: Simons, 9; Zoerhof, 6; Savard, 6; Compton, 3; Paige, 3; Reeves, 2; Grawey, 2 Rebounds: Zoerhof, 7; Lauer, 6; Simons, 6; Grawey, 6; Compton, 4 Steals: Simons, 5 Coach’s Comments: Head Coach Tom Brogger said, “We had two good scrimmages over Christmas break and I think that prepared us well for our first game of the new year. We’re still kind of rough around the edges offensively but defensively we are showing great effort. Our change from man to zone defense in the second quarter, really slowed down their dribble penetration and kept us out of foul trouble. We have not played much of any kind of zone in several years and after just putting it in over break, I think it was the difference in the game. Betsey had another big night. She scored, rebounded, stole the ball and scrapped all over the floor. Eva was a crazy-good defender and it was nice to see that effort rewarded with some points. We won this close game because each and every member of the team contributed in a positive way. It was a great way to start the new year.”

Thursday, January 5 vs. Traverse City St. Francis Harbor Springs 36, TC St Francis 41 Scoring: Grawey,16; Zoerhof, 8; Reeves, Hickman, Simons, Bayliss and B. Paige, 2 Rebounding: Grawey,11; Zoerhof, 7; Lauer, Compton, Reeves, 4 Steals: Savard, Grawey, 3 Coach’s Comments: Head Coach Tom Brogger said, “It was a very close game from start to finish. The difference was our difficulty in handling their second-half, full court press. I know we can get better in this area. Otherwise, I thought we played a good game. Clearly we’re getting better. Our offense put up the most points we’ve scored so far this year. Defensively, we handled the assignment of switching defenses back and forth, several times throughout the game. Honestly, the potential on this team is exciting to think about. There are so many different girls who can lead this team on any given night. In Above: Dan Davis competes in the giant slalom event during a ski meet at Nub’s Nob on Thurs- many ways it was Shallon’s turn as day, January 5. The girls took first place at the meet while the boys placed second. (Harbor Light she played her most aggressive game photo by Mark Flemming)

of the season. Eva has really become a consistent force from her post position. Brooke and Maddy did a nice job containing their person and defending their area. Paige continues to knock down “put backs” and Mary played aggressively on both ends of the floor.” The girls play again Wednesday January 11 at Cedarville at 6 p.m. and Monday, January 16 vs. Harbor Light at 6 p.m..

Freshman Boys Basketball

The team fell to Petoskey and TCSF last week, both games were away. Against Petoskey Adam Cavitt poured in 13 points and earned the “Mr. Hustle” award. Jake MacGregor and Jeremiah Hay each added 2 pts. At TCSF on Friday, January 6, Adam Cavitt again lead his team with 15 points, Riley Hill and Andy Morse each had 4 pts, and Sean Cantrell and Jeremiah Hay each contributed 1 pt. Coach’s Comments: Head Coach David Ketterer said, “Our game against TCSF was the best overall team effort to date, I am very proud of the improvement I saw from the boys that game. We have really struggled to score this year and our ball movement created some good shots that finally started to fall in the hoop. We also had our best rebounding game of the year. All the kids are starting to pick up their intensity, special recognition is appropriate for Jake MacGregor, Adam Cavitt, Riley Hill, and Chase Lepird for their hard work in practice and the last two games. We will continue to work on the fundamental skills of dribbling, passing, and catching and as that improves our turn overs will be fewer and our progress will continue. Good job fellas”.

Ski Team

Thursday, January 5, LMC at Nubs Nob Girls- First place Boys- Second Place Girls Slalom: Abigail Hackman placed first with a combined time of 57.84; Morgan Mooradian placed sixth with a combined time of 1:02.27; and Meg Shepherd placed seventh with a combined time of 1:02.93. Girls Giant Slalom: Abigail Hackman placed second with a combined time of 51.84; Rose Pellegrom placed third with a combined time of 52.11; Morgan Mooradian placed fourth with a combined time of 55.13; Meg Shepherd placed sixth with a combined time of 55.85; and Hadley Cunningham placed eighth with a combined time of 56.03. Boys Slalom: Jac Talcott placed fourth with a combined time of 56.52; Greg Gallagher placed seventh with a combined time of 58.08; Forrest Lundgren placed eighth with a combined time of 58.52; Dan Davis placed 10th with a combined time of 1:02.10; John Baily placed 12th with a combined time of 1:04.86; and Nick Mogford placed 14th with a combined time of 1:06.40. Boys Giant Slalom: Jac Talcott placed second with a combined time of 51.98; Greg Gallagher plced third with a combined time of 52.31; Forrest Lundgren placed fifth with a combined time of 52.54; and Dan Davis placed eighth with a combined time of 52.89. Coach’s Comments: Head Coach Jane Ramer said, “The upper classmen boys and girls did a great job, their experience played a big role in our first meet. Our freshman boys and girls struggled with first race jitters. Due to the warm weather we didn’t get a lot of front hill gate time which they needed, but as they become more seasoned racers, they will be a large factor on the HS Ski Team.” Monday, January 9 Harbor Springs-Petoskey Invite at Boyne Highlands Top ten finishers received medals Girls: Hackman, S, third, combined time of 1:30.11; GS, second, combined time of 57.49 Pellegrom, GS, fourth, combined time of 57.99 Boys: Talcott, GS, eighth, combined time of 56.66 The team competes again Thursday, January 12, at Boyne Mountain at 5 p.m.

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Great Outdoors

Harbor Springs Ice Rink/ Sk8 Park, is sponsoring a Snow Fort Building Contest. The Harbor Springs Ice Rink is challenging families to build snow forts at home in their yards. Families interested in participating in the Snow Fort Building contest must submit pictures of their forts to the Harbor Springs Ice Rink. Families can submit pictures of their forts and the fort building process in person, by email (harborsk8park@att. net) or by posting them on the Harbor Springs Sk8 Park’s Facebook page. Deadline for entry is Sunday, January 22 at midnight Forts will be judged based on creativity. The winning family will receive $25 gift certificate to B.C. Pizza.

Downtown Carriage Tours, in Harbor Springs will run from 2-6 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays. The “take-off” and “meeting” zone is on Bay Street near The Pier, The New York and the Bar Harbor, with other stops at the loading zones near the Island Bean; the Woolly Bugger; and the Hotel Janelle loading zone by Turkey’s and American Spoon. The carriage will depart from the Bay Street location every 30 minutes.

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

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

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

29th Annual XC Ski Loppet, will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Sunday, February 5. This classic xc ski tour on 16 miles of groomed trail from Harbor Springs to Cross Village is open to skiers of all ages and abilities. Skiers may opt for shorter mileage by starting at the aid station on Middle Village Road. Loppet ends at the Crow’s Nest restaurant with a big buffet, drinks and door prizes. Don’t miss this winter tradition. Registration limited to 120 participants. To register: visit, stop in The Outfitter at 153 E Main Street or call (231)526-2621.

Story in the Stars, will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs on Tuesday, January 17 at 7 p.m. as part of its monthly speaker series. Join Mary Stewart Adams, astrosopher and Program Director of Emmet County’s Dark Sky Park, to learn the celestial highlights of 2012 and the centuries-old stories about them. We will begin indoors and weather permitting, venture to Zorn Park to view the winter night sky. Dress warmly. Open to all. Please bring a food item(s) for the Harbor Springs Area Community Food Pantry. The Outfitter, 153 E Main Street in Harbor Springs. For more info: call 231 (526-2621) or visitwww.

Youth and Family

Refreshments will be available. Call the Library (231)526-2531 with questions. Film screenings for January are Thursday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. showing “Sarah’s Key”, and Thursday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. showing “Invictus”. Visit for more information.

Registration opens for Camp Daggett, summer camp on Wednesday, January 4. Summer Camp applications may be picked up at area schools and local Chambers of Commerce beginning mid-afternoon on Wednesday, January 4. Registration is on a first-come, firstserved basis. Applications will be available online beginning mid-afternoon on Thursday, January 5. Registrants for the first week of camp, June 17-23, get $50 off the registration fee.

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

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

Harbor Springs Library, will have a Children’s Story time on Friday, January 20 at 11:15 am. children 5 & under are welcome to join us for a winter themed story and activities. Call (231)526-2531 for more information.

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Harbor Springs. This is for anyone interested in practicing their Spanish speaking skills. All are welcome to join us in the Harbor Springs Library on Thursday January 12 from 5-5:45pm. Speakers of all levels are encouraged. Call the Library (231)526-2531 with questions. Visit for more information.

hosting a community sledding night on Saturday, January 14 from 5-8 p.m. at Kiwanis Park in Harbor Springs. The event is free. Activities will include free pizza, drinks and dessert, games, crafts, prizes and sledding. The games will include Snow Treasure Hunt, Indoor Snowman Building, Indoor Ice Fishing, Snowball Relay Race, Mitten Mayhem, and Bingo. Crafts will include decorate your own mittens and hats, eatable snowmen, snowman mobile, and glittery window clings. Participants are asked to bring their own sleds.

Friends of the Harbor Springs Area District Library, is holding book swaps and coffee information sessions throughout the library district. The four swaps in January will be at the Harbor Springs City Hall at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 and 17, and at 10 a.m. on Jan. 24 and 31. In coming months, swaps will be held in the other municipalities in the library district. Stop by, get some new reading/watching/listening material, and learn about campaign to launch a new, modern, full-service


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

Petoskey District Library’s Lapsit, winter/spring session will begin again on January 16 with 2 meetings/week on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 am in the Children’s Program Room until May 26. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old, but younger children will enjoy the activities to varying degrees as well. Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program. Due to the developmental needs of these age groups, siblings are discouraged from attending if at all possible. This is a drop in program.

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

Entertainment Blissfest, will feature Bearfoot at the Crooked Trees Arts Center at 8 p.m. on January 14. Bearfoot is a bluegrass/contemporary group. Tickets are $15 in advance/ $10 for member, $20 at the door and half price for students. Tickets are available through Crooked Tree, Grain Train or Blissfest.

Grain Train Acoustic Jam Sessions, will be held at the

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

Petoskey Film Theater, will be showing Petoskey Film Theater will be showing the Mexican documentary “Circo” on Wednesday, January 11, 7:30 pm at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (old library, 451 E. Mitchell St.). Donations are appreciated.Call the Petoskey Film Theater Hotline at (231)758-3108.

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

Dance Dance Auditions, for Interlochen Center for the Arts, Dance students in grades 6-12 are invited to attend an open-call dance audition on Friday, January 20, 2012 at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Dance Building, 4000 South M-137, Interlochen, Michigan. Auditions will include ballet, pointe and modern technique. Participating students will be considered for admission to Interlochen’s world-renowned summer arts program or fine arts boarding high school. Required audition dress for girls is black leotards and pink tights. Boys should wear white t-shirts and black tights. Registration starts at 1 p.m. and auditions will be held from 1:30-4:30 p.m.. For information, visit Interlochen online at

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


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Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol Tom Cruise desperately needed a hit movie. Looks like he has one. The fourth installment of the Mission: Impossible series is a good one, with both action and a little heart. I truly enjoyed the first movie, the second one left me completely confused and bored, the third one was better and this surpasses the last. Averaging five years between installments is risky; fan bases are fickle. This time, it seems to have worked in their favor. Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is leading a team to stop a terrorist (Michael Nyqvist) from launching a nuclear strike against the United States with the Russian launch codes he has obtained, hoping to annihilate the earth with a nuclear war. Assisting Hunt in stopping him are William Brandt (Jeremy Renner,) Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) and Jane Carter (Paula Patton.) There are enough action scenes to keep the most avid action fans satisfied. There is quite a bit of humor, beautiful scenery and some amazing special effects. The actors are all great. Cruise is back in the form that made him a star and I loved Jeremy Renner’s humor. If I had a complaint, it would be that the bad guy isn’t as bad as some others, but he still does an admirable job. Press releases say Cruise did all his own stunts. If he did, he’s aging more impressively than I would have imagined. I know there is some CGI involved, there has to be, but there are still some shots that will make you sit up and take notice. Shot on location in India, Russia and Canada among other places, the movie is visually stimulating. Action movies are not necessarily my favorite, but when the writer and the director take the time to let us know the characters, the movie is always better. They do that here brilliantly without letting the story get dragged down. If you liked the other MI movies, you are definitely going to be happy with this installment. Rated PG13, there is not much profanity, no nudity or sex and not really much violence on scene. Many scenes are very intense, however, and the story is complicated. This isn’t a movie for younger audiences. -CONTINUED from page 9.

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been a professional pickle ball player for more than 30 years. Participants will learn the skills and drills of pickleball, a game similar to tennis played on a volleyball court with a wiffle ball and paddle. The game offers all of the skill and strategy of tennis with less running. Invented in 1965, the sport combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. The cost of the workshop is $3 for currently enrolled students and $5 for nonstudents. All equipment will be furnished. Participants should wear suitable gym clothing and clean, dry shoes. Call 231-4396360 for information and to reserve your place in class.

be the topic of a free program at North Central Michigan College on Tuesday, January 31. North Central’s financial aid office is hosting the program as a community service for parents and students attending or planning to attend any college or university. The program will take place from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the college library on the Petoskey campus. The program will include an explanation of the categories, types Fundraisers and sources of financial aid, the cost of attending college, Harbor Springs eighth gradexpected family Street contributions, 262 E. Main - Harbor Springs | 231.526.4050 ers, will collect pop can returnthe Free Application for Fedables to fund raise for the eighth eral Student Aid (FAFSA), and grade trip to Chicago. Students scholarship searches. For more will be knocking on doors again information on the program, on February 6 from 3-6 p.m.. contact Virginia Panoff, North Save returnables and feel free to Central’s director of financial leave outside door or drop off at aid at (231)348-6698. Best Western of Harbor Springs.

• 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 by Elinor Lipmanof the event. activity, address and a brief description

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large pot pies will be available at $15, with the team collecting $5 from every pie sale. To purchase a voucher or to support the Petoskey Breakers soccer team, please contact Craig Bonter (231-499-5550) or Gina Wittenberg (231-838-7426). You may also email to arrange vouchers by email.

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

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

Fire and fall protection, will be preseneted at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Thursday, January 12 at 1:15 p.m. The “Safe at Home” seminar will include proper precautionary measures as well as hands-on demonstrations with the goal of making it safer for senior citizens to

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in Petoskey will present The 40th Year Remembrance of the Woodland Indian National Memorial Park – Charlevoix County, Michigan on Monday, January 23 at 7 p.m.. Admission is free and open to the public. Rick Wiles has done extensive research on a proposed National Park in Charlevoix County many years ago. His curiosity and digging lead him to discover the reasons why it was never created. Wiles is a former high school history and reading instructor who has also taught college level research classes. He has presented programs for the Friends @ the Carnegie on the Robison Family Murders and on the U. S. A. F. B-52 that crashed into Little Traverse Bay in 1971. For more information, contact the Library at 231-7583100.

Business Customer Service Boot Camp, training session will be offered by Steve Rudolph on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Birchwood Inn north of Harbor Springs. This highly engaging and practical training program aims to energize you and your key people, and to provide you with practicalServing tools and principles for initiating a customer service Breakfast & Lunch training plan. This program is targeted at business and nonWIFI available profit leaders and their key Grill Open Untilyour 2pm people. To ensure space on please12:30 register bySun. January 23 by contacting Marge at the Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce at 526-7999 submit 145 E.orMain St. payment to: Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, 368 E. Main St. 49740. Co-sponsored by Steve Rudolph Coaching, www.; Harbor Light Newspaper, Show Your Love Northern Michigan (,

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Staffords Wedding Show, will be hosted at Bay View Inn on Sunday January 15 in Petoskey. Spend the afternoon planning your perfect day with a variety of vendors and wedding professionals. Brides receive free admission.

Churches Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, will worship 11 a.m. on Sunday. Pastor Mary Sweet will deliver her sermon based on Psalm 139 at the Harbor Springs United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 15. Congregational hymns will be “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”, “Be Thou My Vision” and “I Know Whom I Have Believed.” The Chancel choir will be singing, Children’s Sunday school is available and a coffee fellowship will be held after Worship services. All are welcome. For more information, please visit

First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, will worship Sunday January 15 at the 10:00 a.m. worship service the Reverend Jim Pollard will preach from John 1:43-51 on

ABOUT TOWN the topic “Are You the One Carrying the Second Umbrella?” The Chancel Choir will sing Gordon Young’s setting of “How Firm a Foundation” and organist Peter D. Sims will play Robert Lau’s “The Peace of God” for the offertory. Adult education class begins at 8:50 a.m. and the annual congregational meeting will take place at the conclusion of the morning worship service. The middle school youth group meets at 4:31 p.m. and the senior high youth group meets at 6:31 p.m. For more information visit or call 526-7332. First Presbyterian Church is located at the corner of W. Lake and Cemetery Roads and is completely handicapaccessible.

Stutsmanville Chapel, will have two morning worship services on Sunday morning. Mark Smith will speak on prayer in both morning worship services, a more traditional service at 9:30 a.m. and a more relaxed service at 11 a.m. Nursery for 1 – 3 yr. olds is provided in both services. Children’s Sunday School is held at 9:30 a.m. and Children’s church during the 11 a.m. service. AWANA CLUBS for children are held on Wednesday evenings, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Men’s Support Groups meet Monday & Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Home Small Groups meet during the week in various homes and different Adult Sunday School Classes during both services. A Knitters & Crocheter’s group meets on Wednesday, 1 – 3 p.m. at the chapel. Materials and instruc-

tion are available are available if you have the interest. Financial Peace University Classes begin Sunday, January 15 for 13 weeks, Sunday evenings, 5 – 7 p.m. Cost is $90. Financial Peace empowers and gives hope to everyone from the financially distressed to the financially secure.

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

Holy Cross Church, of Cross Village will hold a ‘Pancake Breakfast’ Sunday, January 15 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Fr. Al Parish Center. Breakfast for adults will cost $6 and consist of two eggs, two sausages and all you can eat pancakes. A children’s breakfast will cost $3.50 and consist of one egg, one pancake and all you can eat pancakes. All breakfasts come with choice of coffee, tea, hot chocolate and orange juice.

January 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Red Cross staff will be assisted by RSVP volunteers. The community is urged to participate by donating blood in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy of service. Call (231) 347-5984, ext. 109 to make an appointment to donate on January 20. Drop-ins are also welcome.

Kiwanis of Petoskey, presents a trip to one of the most beautiful regions in Italy, “Inside the Tuscan Hills” with travelogue speaker John Wilson. Wilson is one of Canada’s top wildlife documentary filmmakers. The program will be held on Thursday, January 12, 7 p.m. at the newly renovated Petoskey Middle School auditorium. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door.

Free Mah Jongg lessons, will be offered this winter at the Petoskey Friendship Center, 1322 Anderson Road. Adults aged 60 and over are welcome to beat the winter blues by learning a mentally stimulating and exciting game that has been around for 2000 years. The game originated in China, and involves players in drawing and discarding tiles to make melds. The American method of Mah Jongg will be taught, and participants are encouraged to bring along a set if they have one. Classes will take place on Thursdays, January 12, 19 and 26 from 1– 3 p.m. Participants are asked to commit to all three introductory classes. If there is enough interest in the game, the group will continue into February and March. Instructor for the class is Sandy Birdsall, a member of the National Mah Jongg League. Reservations for the class are required and can be made by calling Friendship Centers of Emmet County (Council on Aging) at (231) 3473211 or (888)347-0369.

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

Organizations Emmet County Republican Women, meeting on Monday, January 16, will host guest speaker Elisa Seltzer, Director, Emmet County Dept. of Public Works. All interested women and men are invited to attend this luncheon/meeting at Stafford’s Bay View Inn, Petoskey. Check in will begin at 11:30 a.m. The meeting will begin at 11:50 a.m. Luncheon will be $15. Reservations are required as seating is limited. For reservations, please call/text Rebecca Cameron (231)838-2260 on or before Friday, January 13.


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

American Legion, in Harbor Springs will have Euchre on Saturday, January 14 at 1:00 p.m at the Legion Post. Main dish provided; dish to pass is optional. Call 231-526-2551 for more information if necessary.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, (RSVP) of Charlevoix and Emmet Counties, sponsored by Friendship Centers of Emmet County, will sponsor a blood drive at the American Red Cross Center, 2350 Mitchell Park Drive, Petoskey on Friday,

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

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The Harbor Springs Library, has new hours. Starting Sunday January 15th the library will be open on Sunday from 4-8 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 12-5 p.m., Wednesdays from 10-8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.The Harbor Springs Library offers free high speed WiFi internet access as well as Mac and PC computers available to the public. Please go to or call (231)526-2531 for more information.

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

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

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

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

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now offers free recycling of all electronics all the time. Free electronics recycling is made possible by a 2008 Michigan law requiring manufacturers who sell computers and TVs in the state to provide a free and

convenient way for customers to recycle their old computers and TVs. The facility is open from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturdays and is closed Sundays and major holidays. For more information on electronics recycling locally, contact Emmet County Recycling at (231)348-0640 or visit

History Harbor Springs History Museum, 349 E. Main St., is open year round. During January and February, the museum galleries will be open Friday and Saturday, 11 am-3 pm. Business hours for the Historical Society remain Tuesday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. Our temporary exhibit, Ivan Swift: Artist and Poet, is on display through June 9, 2012. For more information or if you would like to make an appointment to tour the museum, please call 526-9771 or visit us online at

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

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

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Harbor Light Newspaper Jan. 11, 2012