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www.Fairbairnrealty.com This awesome custom built home is located in the heart of Wilderness Park & is surrounded by thousands of acres of state land & close access to miles of Lake Michigan Shoreline. Professional craftsmanship is seen throughout this significant home. 4 bedroom 3 bath private setting home is perfect for the outdoorsman & hunters plus guest quarters for thirteen. An excellent family retreat or hunting lodge. Heated workshop with room for all the northern toys. This is a must see to appreciate.

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LAKE MICHIGAN $175,000 429998

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Overlooking Little Traverse Bay is this three bedroom, two baths home. Located on the bluff in Harbor Springs you will find this completely remodeled home with a new three car attached garage with a complete 1 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchenette guest quarters above. This is one of the rare bluff homes with a very large backyard. This home has a heated garage with in floor heated approach, many extras and a must see for the Harbor Springs in town 429515 family.

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Enjoy access to 250’ of Lake Michigan and beautiful views from this cute three bedroom 1 bath home. It has a great rental history, but will also make a great family home or cottage.

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On Douglas Lake’s north shore with 2 acres of woods and 117 feet of waterfront. Enjoy year-round use with easy access form I-75. Beautiful views form this well maintained family cottage. Includes furniture, dock and boat hoist.

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This awesome custom built home is located in the heart of Wilderness Park & is surrounded by thousands of acres of state land & close access to miles of Lake Michigan Shoreline. Professional craftsmanship is seen throughout this significant home. 4 bedroom 3 bath private setting home is perfect for the outdoorsman & hunters plus guest quarters for thirteen. An excellent family retreat or hunting lodge. Heated workshop with room for all the northern toys. This is a must see to appreciate.

This awesome custom built home is located in the heart of Wilderness Park & is surrounded by thousands of acres of state land & close access to miles of Lake Michigan Shoreline. Professional craftsmanship is seen throughout this significant home. 4 bedroom 3 bath private setting home is perfect for the outdoorsman & hunters plus guest quarters for thirteen. An excellent family retreat or hunting lodge. Heated workshop with room for all the northern toys. This is a must see to appreciate.

This awesome custom built home is located in the heart of Wilderness Park & is surrounded by thousands of acres of state land & close access to miles of Lake Michigan Shoreline. Professional craftsmanship is seen throughout this significant home. 4 bedroom 3 bath private setting home is perfect for the outdoorsman & hunters plus guest quarters for thirteen. An excellent family retreat or hunting lodge. Heated workshop with room for all the northern toys. This is a must see to appreciate.

This awesome custom built home is located in the heart of Wilderness Park & is surrounded by thousands of acres of state land & close access to miles of Lake Michigan Shoreline. Professional craftsmanship is seen throughout this significant home. 4 bedroom 3 bath private setting home is perfect for the outdoorsman & hunters plus guest quarters for thirteen. An excellent family retreat or hunting lodge. Heated workshop with room for all the northern toys. This is a must see to appreciate.

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2 NORTHERN MICHIGAN SUMMER LIFE - SPRING/SUMMER 2011

Summer 2011

Summer Exhibits Robert Cameron-Above Aerial Photography from around the world to our backyard. Memory Boats: Dreams & Reflections Artist: Elizabeth Fergus Jean Robert Cameron An installation of floating boats, created to evoke reflections of how we view the land, water and sky that surrounds us. Annual downtown Petoskey Gallery Walk Thursday, June 16th Coffee At Ten Tuesday, June 28th Bill and Becky Ross of Flying Still Photography Chanel Lecture and Luncheon June 21st, Bay Harbor Yacht Club, Lange Center Join us for this fabulous fashion event!

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Harbor Springs Area Fine Art Walk Thursday, June 30th

Coffee At Ten Dr. Elizabeth Fergus-Jean Tuesday, July 12th, 10:00 a.m. and Tuesday, August 9th 10:00 a.m.

Summer Workshops and Classes-for adults and children begin the week of June 27th Kids Art Camp, String Camp, Dance, Painting, Pottery, Pastels and more! D’Art for Art New this year! Crooked Tree Arts Center is hosting a preview night wine tasting for D’Art for Art Wednesday, July 13th. Select auction items, wine plus view all the beautiful artwork donated for Artist: Elizabeth Pollie D’Art for Art. Thursday, July 14th Premiere fundraising event! Guests leave with an original work of art created by artists of local, regional and national acclaim. at Walstrom Marine, Hoyt Road

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Annual Paint Out Saturday, July 30th Artists can check in at either the CTAC in Petoskey, the Pier Restaurant in Harbor Springs or Esperance in Charlevoix between 8-9 am. From 6-7 pm there will be a reception at CTAC and all work created that day will be for sale. An evening with Dora Stockman Wednesday, August 17th, 7pm Free and open to the public A theatrical presentation about the life of the first woman to hold office in Michigan.

Elizabeth Fergus-Jean

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Spring | 2012 Ima g e: Trillium , p h o tographed n o r th o f Ha rbor Sprin g s Mark Flemming, photographer

WELCOME NORTH

“We are products not just of our familial upbringings, but products of place. The same environmental elements that make the peaches at Bill’s Farm Market so perfect or the tomatoes at Pond Hill Farm so divine are having their effect on you and me too.”

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illuminate. cultivate. create. celebrate. These are words that matter. Words being embodied all over northern Michigan in a movement rooted in a commitment to community and sense of place. It’s transforming, empowering, revitalizing not just our towns, but our dedication to Michigan itself. We’ve plowed through existing publication after publication, looking for pages that collect images, stories, events, and information on a platform reflective of this energy. We wanted to see something elevated, fresh, clean. And guess what? We couldn’t find it. As a community newspaper publisher (Harbor Light Newspaper, Harbor Springs) we opted to take the lead, bringing residents, visitors, and resorters a one-stop read beyond just listing events; it will embody the feeling of connection that defines northern Michigan, a light of joy and promise in this disconnected world.

Welcome North is an updated seasonal publication with the oldest values at its core: tell the stories. take good pictures. celebrate art. make a difference. We’re grassroots, because that’s where creativity thrives. And we’re inviting you to be a part of this movement-- this leap into joining innovators and idealists and folks who love this Great Lakes state-to help us foster community, widen the circle, and lift up exactly what it is that makes northern Michigan shine.

Believe in Community. We do.

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Photographer: Charles O’Neill

At Home in Harbor Springs, With a Grateful Heart

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t comes as no surprise to me that my earliest memory of Harbor Springs has to do with ice cream. Two scoops served not one on top of the other but side by side in a cone from The Lemon Tree, which is now Turkey’s. Turns out that a great many of my Harbor Springs memories are associated with food in one way or another. When we landed in our home on Main Street, we discovered a wonderful irony: that our next door neighbor was, like us, Lebanese. Latifi Huffman made us a big Lebanese dinner to celebrate our newfound, and unlikely, Lebanese connection in Harbor Springs. It was a feast that no doubt took her days of painstaking preparation, her way of affirming our shared culture and, in the tradition of many a Lebanese woman, her way of expressing her love. There has to be all kinds of good karma coming off of the table I write on right now; it is the same table that was once in Latifi’s kitchen. Often joining us on the front porch in the evening before going out for dinner, Latifi was a force to be reckoned with at 4 feet tall. She rivaled our pink gladiolas with her own glad, bright pink dresses and matching lipstick, telling stories of herself as a girl (“I was beautiful honey, and I didn’t know it!”) and laughing easily, especially when she talked with my parents.

This essay was first published in the Harbor Light Newspaper, Harbor Springs, Michigan, in September, 2011.

That was true of most anyone who has come up on our porch over the years, where there is always lemonade and conversation. My father, Camille Abood, came up north from a young age to fish with his father and his friends. He always wanted a place here, and to share his passion for the water and the north country with his wife, Maryalice, and his family. Main Street was the perfect place for him because it allowed him to keep tabs on the town and its activities while still enjoying Little Traverse Bay nearby. On more than one occasion we arrived from

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downstate to find a beautiful apple pie, warm and fragrant, on our kitchen counter made by our neighbor on the other side, Aris Smith. The Smiths and their children have meant a great deal to the Aboods. Their roots in this town match those of the massive maple trees in their yard, deep and sturdy. Their men march in the town parades as veterans; they meet life’s challenges, of which they have experienced many, like those maples as well: with great strength and fortitude. Mr. Smith used to watch us coming and going from his own porch, always telling us to drive safely back down to Chicago or wherever one might be headed, and


to come back soon. I remember when they lost a son, a young man, years ago and my parents referenced the Smith family in instructing ours, as one we should emulate for their resilience in the face of adversity. We have found ample opportunities to make use of this instruction.

San Francisco Bay, eating produce of the highest quality yearround. I knew that I would not be seeking a position on the line in a restaurant, but rather would want to find a place where I could settle in, cook and write for a time. Ideally this creative life would take place near a body of water.

From the front porch I have eaten the best grilled hot dogs on the planet (which is saying a lot after living in Chicago for years), while watching every parade, Memorial Day and the 4th of July, for most of my life. The only 4th of July that did not find an Abood on Main Street was the year my father died, just days before the fourth. But the idea of coming up for the holiday was a strong impetus for my father in the weeks of his short terminal illness. His eyes lit up from their fog of pain when we spoke to him of Up North, how my brother would fly him there, and he could sit on his porch again. If I had to guess I would say that as my father’s soul took flight, his mind had him in Harbor Springs, out in the bay in his boat eating lunch and watching the sail races, or sitting on the porch with my mother.

So landing in Harbor Springs for the summer was a no-brainer, a natural spot to spend time again with family, cook with my mother and reignite my writing, in the form of a food blog. And here I’ve been inspired, like the Lebanese in the Mediterranean are, by the sumptuous bounty to such an extent that my blog posts of stories and photos every week are beginning to feel like an aria, an extended love song, about this place. Last week the quote on my blog for one of my “Postcards from Up North” read that “there shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.” That reminds me of how my mother, sister and I always toast with our cocktails from any location and in any season: we clink our glasses and say, “happy summer!” That little cheers recalls for us that we carry summer in Harbor Springs by now in life to seek the with us all of the time.

I have learned enough

That summer the house unknown, even the difficult, because in time I was closed up until my mom But the season itself of recognize that it was out of the challenge that I and I ventured up a few summer in Harbor Springs grew the most. So here I will be this winter, in months after his death. What does end, always sooner a harsh reality it was to enter than we’d like. Staying on Harbor Springs with a grateful heart. the house and face the fact for the winter this year— that he would not be here that has taken a little more again. We cried as we drove of my consideration. We down the hill into town and as we opened up the house and came for short visits at Christmas when I was a child, driving went out on the porch, enveloped in the numbness that only up on Christmas day and eating Campbell’s bean with bacon the death of a beloved can inflict. Harbor Springs broke our soup and my mother’s Christmas cookies and baklawa. My hearts that summer, but in the years since it has also helped us father read to his five children, and we played games into the to heal. Because this is where we come to gather, to remember wee hours. I always made a bee-line downtown to Howse’s to who we have been and where we are headed but most of all to satiate the craving I’d had for those chocolates since summer’s simply live in the moment at hand, always with the sense of my end, and to walk home in the snow licking one of their holiday father’s presence, and always striving for that same joyous yet lollipops. Here we escaped for a short time to a wintery world meditative calm he found here. that felt like it belonged in the story books we were reading from. We find it on the porch and in the bay, and we find it at the table. One experiences a marked increase in appetite on entering Harbor Springs. This is because of Up North terroir—which is a “sense of place,” and the effect of environmental elements on the food and drink coming out of that place. Terroir is about how the land from which anything is grown imparts a unique quality that is specific to that region. Harbor Springs terroir begins with the water: springs that bubble out of the beaches in Petoskey or the water fountains in Harbor Springs are like fountains of youth, a Holy Grail. I have not tasted purer, sweeter water anywhere. This purity extends to the light here, yellow light that casts itself across the summer days, and the violet veil that it becomes at dusk and dawn. It’s an orchestration, along with soil, bay breezes, and other exquisite secrets of the seasons that only a higher power, God, could conduct. The outcome in food is an explosion of flavor, color, and texture, grand and fleeting like the fireworks finale over the bay on the 4th of July. They boom and strike awe in us; they echo down the lake. Then they are gone until next year. When I recently finished culinary school in a place that is known for its terroir—northern California—I wondered where I could possibly go next that would stand up to the thrill I had just experienced living in San Francisco, cooking and learning about food and wine, walking every day to school along the

How, though, would the long cold winter in a tough economy play for me now? My dad won’t be here to read stories and my mother will wisely be in the Florida sun. I remembered though how my living room in Chicago evokes Harbor Springs in its total glory, with James Peery paintings of the bay and Holy Childhood Church in summer on one wall, and a huge Virgil Haynes silvery winter scene in town on another. My decision to stay for the winter has come to me slowly, but was finally clear when I realized that terroir doesn’t just impact foodstuffs. Terroir produces…us. We are products not just of our familial upbringings, but products of place. The same environmental elements that make the peaches at Bill’s Farm Market so perfect or the tomatoes at Pond Hill Farm so divine are having their effect on you and me too. Just as our lives are filled with both joy and sorrow, the abundance of summer would not be without the fallow, stark beauty of winter. I have learned enough by now in life to seek the unknown, even the difficult, because in time I recognize that it was out of the challenge that I grew the most. So here I will be this winter, in Harbor Springs with a grateful heart. Writer Maureen Abood, a life-long seasonal resident who recently decided to call Harbor Springs home, is the author and photographer behind the blog Rose Water and Orange Blossoms. Read her blog online at www.maureenabood.com. Her column appears monthly in the Harbor Light Newspaper, www.harborlightnews.com

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Michigan’s Recycling Rock Star

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E lisa Seltzer E mmet Co u n t y D i r e c t o r o f R e c y c l i ng We all need role models. Folks who inspire us to learn, grow, make a difference. Emmet County is incredibly fortunate to have Elisa Seltzer running the county’s recycling programs, as she has shown time and again how one person’s tireless efforts can, and do, create positive change in communities. Here, Eliza shares some of thoughts on being a visionary who conquers trash mountains, one piece of reusable “garbage” at a time.

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W hen you ar r i ved i n Em m et Count y, recycli ng s tar ted wi th j us t two news paper drop-off s i tes ...How di d yo u begi n bui ldi ng m om entum for what exi s ts to day? Di d yo u always have a gr and vi s i on fo r the pro gr am ? From the beginning the plan was to develop convenient, comprehensive recycling programs that were sustainable. The community really responded with strong suppor t for county-wide recycle drop sites and a wide range of mater ials accepted. The vision created the momentum. Once the basic program was established, we continued building upon it with accepting more mater ials for recycling and offer ing more ser vices, such as curbside recycling.


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You a re o f t e n re f erred to a s a “ hero” i n the recycli ng world. W ho is y o u r h e ro? Bunyan Br yant. He was my professor at Un iversity of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment. He was involved in U of M’s Urban Technological and Environmental Planning Program, and from him I lear ned how to effect change. How to get things done. How to craft policy to affect desired outcomes. How to develop messages on complicated environmental issues so that people can understand them and make infor med choices.

Do es l iv i ng i n nor ther n Mic hig a n m ak e yo u feel even m ore in spire d f o r t h e work you a re d oing ? Absolutely. I moved here to be close to Lake Michigan and to be surrounded by the woods and fields of nor ther n Michigan. It is easy to promote recycling and the impor tance of preser ving our environment when you can look out at the woods and water and know what you’re working to protect.

How d o y o u s t ay ener g ized to keep recycli ng m ovi ng fo r ward an d pus h i ng t h e b ound a r ies in a r ural com m uni ty? The work energizes me. I am for tunate to have an incredibly hard-working staff, a suppor tive Public Works board and they all put up with my dr iving passion for the work. There’s always more to do. There’s always a better way. I’m always looking ahead, str iving for the next improvement.

In w ha t w ay s do you think your p rogr am s help the envi ronme n t b e y o nd ac t ua l rec ycling ? Recycling is a ver y direct way people can tr uly make a difference in their daily lives. I believe it’s the single most effective thing and it goes way beyond keeping stuff out of landfills. Recycling conser ves resources, saves incredible amounts of energy, reduces the a mount of carbon and other greenhouse gases go ing into the atmosphere, and creates jobs in our region.

Lo o ki n g ah e ad, wha t a re you b ig id e as /goals for recycli ng i n ou r a re a? G etting organics out of landfills is a huge pr ior ity for solid waste managers across the nation because organics (all paper waste, wood waste, and food waste) break down in landfills and create methane, which is even more damaging in our atmosphere than carbon dioxide. Developing food waste composting would be a next big step for us to make a difference in that area. We also can do much more to improve recycling convenience in our public spaces and at events in our communities. And we’re always working on developing new markets so we can accept more mater ials for recycling. I’d also love to expand the current curbside recycling distr ict to include additional townships. This interview was first published in the Harbor Light Newspaper, Harbor Springs, Michigan, in 2011.

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Graham REAL ESTATE #70 Hideaway Valley: Beautifully maintained 3-story townhouse with a little view of Little Traverse Bay. Phase II Hideaway Valley condo with a spacious deck, many new updates. Lower level walkout is nicely finished with a wet bar and full bath including a tile shower. Great for year around living or perfect vacation home. This is the original owner. (MLS #431601) $179,900

202 E. Lake: Very nice three bedroom two bath older home between the schools on a large lot. Beautiful stone fireplace, new garage, large porch plus outside storage shed. Large pretty sideyard. (MLs#429369) $169,000

575 E. Bay St. #4: Enjoy life on a quiet corner of Harbor Springs. This 2 bedroom home features a new floor plan with a main floor master suite, cathedral ceilings in the living room, beautiful wood floors, gas fireplace, one car detached garage - and so cute! (MLS# 400925) $300,000

226 Arlington Ave.: Comfortable and attractive house in Petoskey with a very good view of Little Traverse Bay; vinyl siding, newer kitchen and interior, new furnace, attached garage, very convenient to downtown Petoskey. (MLS# 426701) $174,000

5088 Lower Shore Drive: Lakefront building lot just North of Harbor Springs, offering a wooded building site overlooking a broad sandy beach and Lake Michigan; natural gas, high speed cable, phone and electric are available at the site, paved road frontage, drive in place. (MLS #423421) Two lots available for $350,000/each

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484 Catob Road: Very comfortable country home on 19 acres close to Harbor Springs and the ski areas featuring a large renovated barn, security system, Pella windows, paved drive, irrigated lawn and more. (MLS #428037) $260,000

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977 Beach Drive: Unusual offering close to Harbor Springs on Little Traverse Bay. Wonderful lakefront building site offering great views of the dunes and Petoskey - located between Harbor Cove and Breakers East. Owner is licensed Realtor in the State of Michigan. (MLS #414549) $449,000

5800 Westward Passage: Enjoy fantastic panoramic views of Little Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan from this large estate size building site in Windward West. Located on a very private road with only a few homes, close to town, near shopping, and all resort activities. Amenities include pool, clubhouse, tennis courts and hundreds of acres of common areas. (MLS #423821) $350,000

1185 Hideaway Valley Drive #65: Phase II Hideaway Valley unit on Little Traverse golf course with winter views of Crooked and Round Lakes. Quiet peaceful area, great walking, sit on the deck and watch the golfers. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, walkout lower level. (MLS #431324) $169,900

4677 Camelot Drive #17: End unit overlooking the pond - well maintained and decorated. Being sold turn key - rent this unit when you are not able to enjoy it. Wood burning fireplace - could sleep 12+ without feeling cramped. (MLS# 430206) $210,000

5280 Greystone Court: Enjoy a perfect location & setting in Boyne Highlands with gorgeous views of the Heather Course & ski slopes. Excellent condition, 3 levels of living areas, 3+ bedrooms, open & spacious floor plan, main floor master bedroom, upper & lower family rooms, lower level den/lounge, large deck, 2+car attached garage, & more. Furnishings included. (MLS #419894) $299,000

5285 Aspen Way: Completely remodeled 3-bedroom 2 bath cozy chalet centrally located between Petoskey and Harbor Springs near Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands. Enjoy the open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, master suite, and new appliances. SELLER IS MOTIVATED!!! (MLS #420155) $169,900

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Graham REAL ESTATE 7530 Tamarac Trail: Beautifully remodeled Cape Cod with tons of charm. Two master bedrooms one on the main floor and one on the second floor with huge master bath and large walk-in closet. New kitchen, great neighborhood, West Traverse Township walk to town - private lot - large brick fireplace with gas logs, wonderful covered porch with drop down clear shades for 3 season use. (MLS# 430904) $329,999

656 Lake Street: Own a piece of History and enjoy a nearly maintenance-free home! Formerly the Little Traverse township hall, this home was moved to its current location from the site at Airport Park in the late 1990’s. The home still has the original bead board ceilings and the historical charm of the 1930’s but all new electrical, plumbing, heating, interior & basement. Offered turn-key. Also offers a fenced back yard and new, extra deep garage. (MLS# 431842) $249,000

30 Sayan Drive: This custom built 4 bedroom 3½ bath home is located on a quiet street in Harbor Springs giving it the feeling of a country setting. The home features main floor and upper level master suites, hardwood floors, fireplace, granite counter tops, covered porch with gazebo and a 2-car garage. (MLS# 428508) $375,000

7460 Lightfoot: Great location just outside Harbor Springs. Three bedrooms, one bath - perfect for either a starter home or for seasonal use. Nice fenced yard and garage, this home has been very well maintained. (MLS# 430095) $114,900

528 E. Bay St. #28: Beautiful Marina Village condominium unit in excellent condition with a remodeled kitchen. Convenient location to downtown Harbor Springs and all it has to offer. Outstanding views across the Walstrom basin to Little Traverse Bay and Harbor Point. Being sold as is - fully furnished turn-key. (MLS# 432054) $495,000

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293 W. Lake: Excellent commercial condominium located on Lake Street across from the IGA. The unit has a large reception area, several offices and a half bath. High exposure location and ample on-site parking. (MLS# 427681) $139,000

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Foltz – Blackbird Rd.: This beautiful rolling parcel offers magnificent views of the west arm of Walloon Lake just about 1/2 mile away. This site condo has been surveyed with underground utilities (electric, phone & cable). Well and septic are needed. Sold as 10 acres, the property offers a wonderful country setting with private westerly wood line. $240,000

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30 Sayan Drive: This custom built 4 bedroom 3½ bath home is located on a quiet street in Harbor Springs giving it the feeling of a country setting. The home features main floor and upper level master suites, hardwood floors, fireplace, granite counter tops, covered porch with gazebo and a 2-car garage. (MLS #428508) $375,000

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North Conway Road: 6 buildings plus a separate coin operated laundry facility. Utilities are paid by tenants. Close to Crooked Lake, public boat launch, golf & ski resorts. Buildings are cabin style on the 2nd floor and newer construction on the 1st floor. Property management company presently in place. Possible bank financing. (MLS #424279) $249,000

3165 N. State Road: Country living at an affordable price. This three bedroom, two and a half bath home is on 16 partially wooded acres and is located three miles south of Cross Village. Large deck, full unfinished basement, main floor master suite and near beaches, golf, skiing and snowmobiling. $179,900

5366 Snowmass Trail: Cozy Harbor Springs home next to Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob. Being offered fully furnished with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, bonus room over garage, fireplace, central air, sauna, mud room, paved drive and large lot. (MLS #422096) Reduced to $176,900

2560 Liegl Drive, Alanson: Perfect starter or retirement home. Two or three bedrooms, 2 full baths, gas fireplace, cathedral ceilings, nice sized deck are just a few features that makes this a wonderful home. Convenient location with easy access to Petoskey or Harbor Springs. (MLS# 430763) $115,000

Bob Humphrey Heidi Kresnak Sam DeCamp Tom Graham Penny McCready Tom Shier Jan Parsons Kevin Olson Jim Hart Will Baker Barb Harbaugh Dave Olson John Baker Andrew Bowman 198 E. Main St Harbor Springs

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Graham REAL ESTATE 5415 Windigo: Tastefully decorated and recently updated with beautiful views of the Bay. Wood burning fireplace, custom built-ins, fully furnished. Two miles from Harbor Springs, 9 miles to Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob. Amenities: clubhouse, pool, tennis courts, pond, miles of walking trails. (mls# 430331) $149,900

36555 McCauley’s Point, Beaver Island: Spectacular lakefront home with 200’ on Lake Michigan. This wonderful 9600 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 3½ bath home offers a tremendous amont of natural stonework, wood floors, open floor plan, views of the lake from most rooms and a 2½ car attached garage. The living room featues a cathedral ceiling and a spiral staircase leading to the library in the loft area. Situated on over 4 acres located close to town in a nice area. (MLS# 429529) $1,500,000

652 Traverse St.: Below the bluff Harbor Springs home. This home has two bedrooms, one bath and needs lots of TLC. One-car garage. Just a short walk to downtown and the waterfront. (MLS# 431052) $125,000

8256 Troup Road: Attractive and well constructed rural home on 40 acres - comfortable floor plan, wood heat in addition to LP gas, beautiful country views, large shed plus 2400 square feet barn with radiant heat. (MLS #426560) $450,000

S 174 Traverse St.: Located on Traverse Street, very close to downtown, the Little Harbor Club and public beach. Being offered fully furnished - offering some views of the Harbor. Is currently set up as two apartments but could be convered to single family home - 2 fireplaces, partial basement and in good condition. (MLS #429661) $525,000

159 North View Trail: Remodeled in 2008 with new roof, cement siding, foundation, granite counters, pergo floors, bathroom fixtures and more. One acre located away from the main road for privacy and quiet - country setting yet convenient to both Harbor and Petoskey. (MLS #425382) $85,900

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2727 Red School Road: Beautiful 12 acre parcel with cozy 3 bedroom, 1 bath farmhouse. Also a 2-level barn with electric and water. Other outbuildings include a 2-car garage with storage and a grainery! Fields are cleared and ready to be farmed. (MLS#428596) $144,900

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159 North View Trail: Remodeled in 2008 with new roof, cement siding, foundation, granite counters, pergo floors, bathroom fixtures and more. One acre located away from the main road for privacy and quiet - country setting yet convenient to both Harbor and Petoskey. (MLS #425382) $85,900

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2755 M-119: Newly updated Bath & Tennis Condo unit in L’Arbre Croche. Lower level walk-out family room, new tile, paint, granite kitchen counters & island, GE Profile appliances, some new carpeting, new air conditioning, new decking and railing. Best condo location in L’Arbre Croche. Separate Club membership allows access to the beach, pool and tennis. (MLS# 431176) $319,000

3561 White Goose Lane: Burt Lake’s White Goose Bay is the setting for this year-around cottage. Steeped in history, this four bedroom, two bath home with guest quarters is situated on 168 feet of Burt Lake frontage and features original woodwork, stone fireplace, enclosed porch overlooking the Lake, two car garage and most furnishings included. Beautiful Lake and sunset views. (MLS# 429982) $975,000

4995 Cook Ave., Conway: Large commercial/residential building in Conway, potentially 5 rental units, that once brought in $33,000/ year. Currently only 2 are rented for $12,600/year which is approximately a 10 cap rate. Great investment for a user or investor. Sale is subject to acceptable short sale terms with underlying lien holder. (MLS# 432730) $120,000

379 East Third Street: Enjoy the best of Northern Michigan in this great location. Two blocks away from the water, shops, dining and schools! Two bedrooms, 2 full baths, large and bright kitchen, pretty gas fireplace, nice patio, and views of the Harbor. Owner is licensed Realtor in the State of Michigan. (MLS #431204) $299,000

Bob Humphrey Heidi Kresnak Sam DeCamp Tom Graham Penny McCready Tom Shier Jan Parsons Kevin Olson Jim Hart Will Baker Barb Harbaugh Dave Olson John Baker Andrew Bowman 198 E. Main St Harbor Springs

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Graham REAL ESTATE 331 Church: Restoration at its best! A wonderful brick home just one block from downtown Harbor Springs. Beautifully restored hardwood floors, 3½ tile baths, granite surfaces in the kitchen - new windows, huge porch and more - offered tastefully furnished. (MLS# 431094) $549,000

960 Indian Point Road: Custom designed and built home on Burt Lake’s Colonial Point with cottage feel and charm. 2 stone fireplaces, large screened porch, 465’ of frontage with southern exposure. Must be seen to be appreciated. Two large additions in 2003. $3,750,000

2835 Greenbriar:Newly renovated 3-bedroom home in Birchwood. Bright kitchen features granite counters, subway tile back splash, double ovens, breakfast area & bar plus a formal dining room. Spacious master suite w/balcony. Large room next to 2-car garage includes countertop, sink and extra storage - great for hobbies, sports equipment or private studio. $415,000

4749 Pleasantview Road #159: Knockout view of Boyne Highlands’ ski hills and golf course. 3,000 sq. ft. of living space with views from most rooms. Three bedrooms, 2½ baths, den, great room with vaulted ceiling, fireplace, and huge deck. Enjoy 3 pools, two hot tubs, fitness center with sauna, tennis courts and walking trails. A super value! $297,000

703 Kalamazoo, Petoskey: Recently remodeled 4-bedroom, 2 bath family home close to Petoskey schools. Home features a nice first floor bedroom, new kitchen appliances, fresh paint, new carpet, nice fenced-in back yard and a garage. $169,900

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520 W. Bluff: Attractive well maintained Harbor Springs home with a nice view of the Harbor - attached garage, large kitchen. Front porch with a view, very large lot, 5-year old roof. A very appealing property.Lot is divisible. (MLS #429591) $299,000

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805 Glenn Drive: Spectacular home in like new condition located in one of Harbor Springs’ finest areas. High quality throughout - 2 stone fireplaces, large basement, lovely wooded setting plus access to approximately 2000 feet of Lake Michigan beach. Close to downtown yet very private. (MLS #429629) $1,300,000

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114 E. Main St.: Downtown upstairs unit with a view of the Harbor. Two murphy beds, two loft beds and a queen in the large bedroom make it possible to sleep 6. Enjoy the convenience of being downtown; just a short walk to the beaches, restaurants and shops. This is a very unique offering. MLS #426869 $175,000

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