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Northern Michigan WINTER Life - WINTER 2009-10

Breaking Through... Sun breaks through winter clouds over Little Traverse Bay as seen from the bluff above Harbor Springs. (Harbor Light Newspaper photo/Mark Flemming)


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Around the North: Regional Event Listings DECEMBER Dec. 21-23 Crooked Tree Art Center’s Fourth Annual Holiday Bazaar. 70 local artists displaying items for holiday gift giving. Open Monday, Dec 21- Wednesday, Dec 23 from 9AM-5PM for shopping. Dec. 26 - 31 USSA Nub’s Nob Racing Christmas/Holiday Training Camp features 6 days of the best training and coaching for serious ski racers of all ages. Must be a USSA member to attend. Go to Winter Sport Schools at then click on USSA Ski Racing for enrollment dates, requirements and schedules or call the Winter Sport Schools for more information at 800-SKI-NUBS, extension 23. Dec. 27 Boyne Country Sports Holiday Ski & Snowboard Demo at Boyne Highlands - This is your chance to check out all the new skis and snowboards from industry leaders in one location. Manufacturer’s reps will be on hand to answer all your questions and recommend the equipment that’s right for you. FREE!!! In addition, Boyne Country Sports at Boyne Highlands will be offering incentives to purchase your own new skis or snowboard package during this special  weekend. Companies ex-

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pected to be present include: Nordica, Burton, K2, Volkl, Head and Roxy. The demo area will be set up near the base of the Heather Express and equipment can be checked out between 9 AM - 3 PM. You must be at least 18 years old or have a parent/guardian signature and have a valid driver’s license or credit card to demo. Dec. 31 Nub’s Nob New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade begins at 6 PM at the bottom of the Green lift. No charge. Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve at Crooked Tree Arts Center - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. For all ages, alcohol free artistic & cultural celebration with Blissfest Music Organization, Little Traverse Civic Theater, Petoskey Public Library. Mitchell St, downtown Petoskey. 347-4337.

JANUARY Jan. 2 Nubs Nob Ski & Snowboard Academy Saturday afternoon sessions begin for ages 7-12 from 2 PM-4 PM through 2/21/10. Call the Winter Sport Schools at 800-SKI-NUBS, ext. 23 for more details. -CONTINUED

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Jan. 3 Nubs Nob Ski & Snowboard Academy  Sunday afternoon sessions begin for ages 7-12 from 2 PM-4 PM through 2/22/10. Call the Winter Sport Schools at 800-SKI-NUBS, ext. 23 for more details. Jan. 3 & 4 United States Ski Association Central Division Region III race on Nubs Nob’s Scarface. Open to all qualified USSA members. Contact Cathy Janowiak at (231) 723-8772. Jan. 4-31 Nubs Nob DISCOVER MICHIGAN SKIING & SNOWBOARDING! Promotion begins with special incentives for first-time beginner skiers & snowboarders. Call the Winter Sport Schools for details at 800 SKI NUBS.  

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Pictured: The Annual Moose Jaw Snowmobile Safari departs from downtown Harbor Springs and travels out to the bean pot at Larks Lake on Jan. 16. Contact the Harbor Springs Snowmobile Club for more information, (Photo by Mark Flemming)

Jan. 4 Nubs Nob Night Skiing begins and runs every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights until March 13th from 6 – 10 PM on Friday and Saturday nights and 5 - 9 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights. We are also open for holiday night skiing on Sunday, January 17 and February 14 from 6 – 10 PM. Jan. 4 Nubs Nob Ski Academy Monday night sessions start and run through February 22, 2009.  6:30 – 8:30 PM for ages 7-12. Call the Winter Sport Schools at 800-SKI-NUBS for more details.   Jan. 6 Nubs Nob Ski & Snowboard Academy Wednesday night sessions start and run through February 24, 2009. 6:30 –

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ties to head out and enjoy a day of  free skiing and snowboarding.  To receive your free lift ticket, show your driver’s license or other form of identification with home address at our lift ticket windows. Lift ticket is good from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 14 Crooked Tree Arts Center Swirl featuring Symons. Swirl kicks off the fourth season at the Arts Center in January 2010 from 5:30-7:00 pm  Local wine purveyors will present a wine tasting and  creative hors d’oeuvres while community members mingle in the galleries and enjoy live music. NEW for 2010: Every month a different local wine, gourmet shop or restaurant will be serving wines and their favorite food parings. Jan. 16 Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Exhibition begins and runs through April 8, 2010. For more information visit or call 231347-4337. Jan. 16 Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Juried Photography 2010 Exhibition opens. CTAC is working in cooperation with the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council based in Petoskey, the Leelanau Conservancy, and the Watershed Center of Grand Traverse Bay to create an exhibition with images taken solely on these watershed lands. For more information visit www. or call 231-347-4337.

Pictured: The Hot Club of Detroit will perform at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in downtown Petoskey on Jan. 8. (Courtesy photo)

Jan. 16 Annual Moose Jaw Safari. Riders depart from Harbor Springs and ride to the bean pot at Larks Lake. For more information Club President Joe Kuchnicki 231-529-6648 or Jan 14-16 Mackinaw City Winterfest, including ice fishing tournament. For more info call Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce (231)436-5574 or www.

Jan. 22 Nubs Nob Tecnica/Volkl/Marker Speed Series and USSA Michigan Masters Race.  7:00 PM Super G Racing on Smokey.  7 race series open to advanced skiers and snowboarders age 13 and up.  Prizes at the end of series for top three in each age class and top three overall. Registration at the front desk until 6:20 PM. USSA membership required for Michigan Masters scoring only. For more information call 800-SKI-NUBS. -CONTINUED

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What’s New on the Slopes... Zipping at BOYNE

Courtesy Photo - Stephanie McKay, Boyne Highlands Resort

Pictured: From high school ski meets (above) to Northern Michigan Ski Academy racing, adult leagues and USSA races and Masters racing, there is always some good fun competition on the slopes. (Harbor Light Newspaper file photo/Mark Flemming)

Nub’s Nob, Boynes looking forward to another great season By Danielle Kapral Special to NM Winter Life The winter snows came a little bit later this year than last, but when they came they came in a big way making for a quick turn-on of northern Michigan’s ski and snowboard resorts. Nub’s Nob, Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain all opened for the season on Friday, Dec. 11 this year, following a week of heavy snow that turned a warm November into a wintery December. Ski resort folks made it clear that they expect nothing but the best this year. “We are hopeful for a great winter. We were off to a slow start, but with all the recent snowfall we had our phones ringing with reservations,” said Brad Keen, general manager of Boyne Highlands. Jim Bartlett, Nub’s Nob long-time general manager, said that last year Nub’s had a banner year, with lots of snow and an early start to the season. “This year, with the late snow, it allowed us to demonstrate once again how we make and groom snow, world class. We are looking forward to another great

season regardless of what Mother Nature or El Nino brings us,” Bartlett said. With a lot of improvements, ranging from major expansions, to those less obvious, snowboarders and skiers will see another season of great slope riding. Nub’s Nob dedicated the off-season work to a major cross country skiing expansion for the upcoming season. Barlett said that the “skinny skiers” will be impressed with improvements made to the cross country trails. “We did quite a bit of maintenance in the off season. skiers won’t be able to necessarily see it, but they will feel under their feet,” he said. According to Nub’s website, www., cross county skiers who use the traditional “diagonal” technique, will notice wider and smoother corners on The Blue Trail loop. Also available is a new trail section that will help avoid traffic disruptions on downhill slopes. For Nordic freestyle or skate skiing racers, the expert Upper Red Trail loop has more than doubled in length. Also notable, a popular attraction that receives national attention, “The Super-

pipe” was recently ranked in the Top 5 pipes on the East Coast by Transworld Snowboarding Magazine. Nub’s was the only Midwestern resort ranked in any of the survey categories. Boyne Highlands will compete for snowboarders this year with their addition of a half-pipe as part of a new terrain park. Adding to a growing list of adventure activities at both Boynes, a thrilling Zipline Adventure, which can last up to two hours and soars up to 200-500 feet, is expected to open during the holiday season. (See related release from Boyne) Also unique to Boyne Highlands, is horseback snow-covered trail rides, available to resort guests and area visitors. Returning for the third season is dog sled rides at Boyne Highlands. The Highlands is again partnering with Nature’s Kennel to offer half and full hour rides. Each ride typically accommodates two adults or one adult and two children. Interesting facts about the dogs, their racing history and kinship is shared by the sled driver as well as fun insights into the personalities of the dogs. Call

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A zipline will open for the winter season at Boyne Highlands offering adventure seekers a new thrill as they soar along five sections through trees and open valleys. The total experience is approximately two hours and sections range from 200 to 500 feet each. The zipline is expected to open for the December holiday period; schedule to be announced. Construction is underway on a zipline installation at Boyne Mountain with an opening expected during the December holiday period. The route is planned to begin near the top of Hemlock and glides riders down the valley of Cold Springs. Boyne Highlands to book a ride at 231526-3000. Saturday night lift ticket prices have been reduced at Boyne.  This season all night sessions, Wed.-Sat. are $28 for adults, $24 for teens and seniors and $20 for juniors. This is five hours on the slopes from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.  For information on Boyne Highlands or Boyne Mountain, go to www.Boyne. com. (Danielle Kapral is a freelance writer living in Petoskey.)

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Graham REAL ESTATE 761 Townline Road: Beautiful farm 8.5 miles from Harbor Springs. Attractive, comfortable home overlooking a pond. Extensive pasture fencing, also a young irrigated 1300 tree apple orchard. 2 large Morton buildings - one 60x120 (60x60 heated) for shop & equipment storage - other has open run-in stalls and storage areas. $750,000

8453 Pleasantview Lane: A lovely home on 5+ acres (half wooded and half open) with many wondeful features. Master bedroom suite has a walk-in closet and sliding door to deck. The newly remodeled kitchen has Brazilian cherry flooring, a walk-in pantry, Craftmaid self-closing cabinet drawers and a beautiful cherry top island. All this plus spectacular views of Little Traverse Bay. $725,000

2905 Middle Village: This 69 acre parcel located on Middle Village Road north of HarborSprings is an outdoor persons paradise! Woods, fields, trails and streams harbor an assortment of wildlife. A 24’ x 30’ cabin with loft sits atop a wooded ridge and is the perfect get-a-way. $239,000

8087 S. Lake Shore Drive:Charming two bedroom home with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. Situated on a large lot with a heated and insulated pole barn plus an additional storage garage and garden shed. Ownership provides shared deeded access to 250’ of Little Traverse Bay and tree trimming rights. $249,000

7844 Stone Farm Drive: Privacy and seclusion yet close to everything. Just minutes from town, this newer home has many custom features, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, high ceilings, wood floors, huge rooms and over 30 acres to play on. $695,000

1665 W. Conway Lane: Convenient location on a quiet street with easy access to everything. One floor living with 3 bedrooms and in great condition. Enjoy 5 acres of property with plenty of deer. This will make a great starter, rental or retirement home. Seller is offering a Home Warranty! $139,000

1470 Catob Road: Large five bedroom home in good condition on 10 wooded rolling acres. Good location to Harbor Springs and Petoskey yet country living at its finest. Large heated and finished garage with finished office overflow above. $299,900

6663 W. Stutsmanville Road: Spectacular country setting with lots of woods and pretty fields located approximately 8 miles north of Harbor Springs. Four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, wood floors, granite counters, 2 fireplaces. There is a nice small barn on the property with terraced lawn and tasteful landscaping. This home would make a quaint farm or quiet retreat.$990,000

4181 Stutsmanville Rd.: A piece of paradise! Beautiful wooded 80-acre parcel which borders the west side of True North Golf Club. Abounds with wildlife, trails, blackberries and tranquility. Includes a 1000 square foot storage building with electric, well and septic. $360,000

Unit 16, Bay Street Cottages: A fine example of style, design and craftsmanship, a 3 bedroom cottage in downtown Harbor Springs can be yours! Offered furnished, this beautiful home must be seen to fully appreciate all the features it boasts. $599,900

5461 Windigo: Newly renovated western-most end unit in Windward featuring a main floor master suite, 1½ baths down and a 2nd floor with a full bath, 2 bedrooms, loft and lots of storage. Updated with new paint, carpet and appliances. A tremendous view of the bay and located close to the Windward lake, cluhbhouse, pool and tennis. $305,000

526 Bay Street, #21: Downtown Harbor Springs condominium on the waterfront; beautifully renovated hardwood floors, new cabinets, new kitchen, and marble baths. Deck overlooking the Harbor, four bedrooms, three baths, patio and garden area. $650,000

1185 Hideaway Valley Dr. #60: Phase II, well-priced Hideaway Valley Condo. Townhouse design, attached garage, peaceful and quiet setting, tennis, swimming pool, wonderful walking trails, surrounded by State land and a public golf course. Being sold turnkey - totally furnished. $134,500

4749 S. Pleasantview Rd. #43: An excellent value, close to all recreational possibilities including: golf, skiing, snowmobiling and boating. Use of all Association amenities - pools, workout facility, tennis, horseshoe, and basketball courts. This unit has a good rental history and is offered completely furnished. $135,000

127 E. Bay St.: A must see 3+ bedroom condominium with some of themost spectacular views of he Harbor available. Located just across the street from the marina and main dock, this 2480 square foot unit has a living and dining area open to the covered balcony and a large rear deck. (Adjoining commercial unit is also available) $925,000

753 Greenway Drive: Beautifully finished Birchwood Farms “Greens” condo overlooking the 9th hole of the Birches course. Enjoy all of Birchwood’s amenities including 27 holes of golf, tennis, pool, both fine and casual dining in the newly remodeled club house. Price includes Birchwood membership fee. $539,900

1142 Charlevoix Ave. #6, Petoskey: Breathtaking sunset views of the Bay, 2 very large bedrooms, 2 full baths, den, spacious kitchen, large living-dining area w/cathedral ceiling, skylights & gas fireplace. From the extensive balcony deck all you can see are tree tops & our beautiful Bay w/Harbor Springs in the distance. Abundant closets, laundry room, walk-in pantry, large basement storage room, elevator, & a 2-car garage. $429,000

5284 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, 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. $359,900

4749 S. Pleasantview Rd., #91: Bright and cheery decor with lots of living space; screened-in porch; fully furnished and use of all Trout Creek amenities including: 3 pools, tennis, fitness center, and more make this a great vacation getaway or income property. $159,900

5433 Windigo: Just completed end unit condominium with the best floor plan & the perfect package of upgrades: stainless steel appliances, granite kitchen counters, cultured marble sink & countertop in master bath, gas or wood fireplace, front load washer & dryer, and a stairs off deck to front lawn. This is one of the nicest units in Windward. $369,500

L’Arbre Croche #83: Newly updated Bath and Tennis Condo unit in L’Arbre Croche. Lower level walk-out family room, new tile, paint, granite kitchen counters and island, GE Profile appliances, some new carpeting, new air conditiioning, new decking and railing. Just a short walk to beautiful sandy beach access on Little Traverse Bay. Best condo location in L’Arbre Croche. $347,000

5203 Windward Passage: The best view in Windward - from the State Park to Charlevoix. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, custom mantel on fireplace, built-in shelves and entertainment center, attached garage, private entry and an end unit on the most eastern end of development. $299,000

105 W. Main: Second story one bedroom condo located in the heart of downtown Harbor Springs with views of the town and harbor. Easy access to fine restaurants, galleries, boutiques, the public beach and several marinas. Hardwood floors, full kitchen, bedroom with king size bed, full bath & living room with queen size sleeper sofa. Move in condition! Sold turn key and fully furnished. $199,000

3955 S. Pleasantview Rd.: Lots of possiblities with this chalet: great for a weekend getaway, first time home or investment property. The lower level has an efficiency apartment to use for guests. It’s close to skiing and golf, allowing wonderful recreational opportunities. Drive to unit - rights may be purchased. $101,000

1200 Charlevoix Ave. #2: A real sleeper!! Not many townhouses can boast of being on Lake Michigan with beach front and yet be so close to the hospital, downtown, churches and bike trail. Fantastic price, beautifully cared for and spectacular sunsets every night! $359,900

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3682 US 31 N, Oden - Windjammer Condominiums: Enjoy a charming cottage above your own private boathouse on beautiful Crooked Lake. 2 private covered boat slips, 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, den, study, magnificent lake views, 2-car garage. The Village will offer: full service marina, ship’s store, seasonal boat slips, boat launch, & lakeside park. 2 left-$399,000 each! (Taking reservations for Units 7-10)

5435 Windigo: New 2-bedroom condo with a view of Lake Michigan. Close to the clubhouse, pool and tennis courts. Other shared amenities include 300 acres with trails, pond with a beach and well maintained grounds all close to downtown Harbor Springs. $199,000

103 W. Main: Second story corner studio located in the heart of downtown Harbor Springs w/fantastic town & harbor views. Step right outside your door & have access to fine restaurants, galleries, boutiques, the public beach & several marinas. Open floor plan w/hardwood floors, full kitchen, living room w/a queen size sleeper sofa, queen size bed & full bath. Move in condition! Sold turn key & fully furnished. $199,000

7350 Spring St., Alanson - Riverwalk Condominiums: New condominiums located on the Crooked River with access to the Inland Waterway. Three bedrooms, two baths, granite counters, hardwood flooring, views of the water and a dock to keep your boat - up to a 30 foot cruiser. Prices starting at $229,000

575 E. Bay St. #11: Fully optioned Bay Street Cottage offering exceptional quality and custom finishes. Features include custom cabinetry, granite counter tops, reclaimed oak flooring, Viking and Sub Zero appliances, and Waterworks fixtures. Bay St. Cottages has been recognized by numerous publications for outstanding design & as an environmently friendly project. $395,000

524 E. Bay St. #3: Located in the western most building at Marina Village, this very nice two floor unit has no one above or below. Being offered furnished and is in terrific condition. Enjoy beautiful views of the boats and Harbor - all within walking distance to downtown Harbor Springs and its amenities. $550,00.

353 E. Third St.: Quite new Harbor Springs condo just 1 block from downtown, 2 blocks from the waterfront - comfortable 3/4 bedroom unit with garage in a very handy location. Being offered furnished - convenient for personal use or an excellent seasonal rental. $379,000

555 E. Bay: Within easy walking distance to downtown, this well-priced unit offers two spacious bedrooms, gas fireplace, air-conditioning; all on one level. Lots of storage space including a 5’ x 10’ locked area in the garage, walk-in hall closet and a separate carport. Beautiful furnishings included; see listing office for complete list. $299,900

379 E. Third St: Enjoy the best of Northern Michigan in this great location! Two blocks away from the water, shops, dining and schools! Two bedrooms, two full baths, large and bright kitchen, pretty gas fireplace, and nice patio. Owner is licensed Realtor in the State of Michigan. $299,000

485 Ann St.: Very attractive home and garage on a large lot. The home is older and has been well cared for; comfortable floor plan, beautiful stone fireplace and porch balastrades small view of Little Traverse Bay. $239,000

508 W. Fourth Street: Charming traditional in-town Harbor Springs home - recently renovated with some new electrical and plumbing; new service box, hot water heater, appliances, interior and exterior paint; new kitchen counters; and new bathrooms. Situated on a large private lot just a short walk to town and all your fun Harbor Springs activities. Great summer home! $299,000

4427 First St., Walloon Lake: This is a wonderful opportunity to own a four bedroom home in great condition in Walloon Village. Close to shopping, marinas, grocery store, and public beach access. A perfect home for year around or the resorter. $139,900

561 Second St.: Newer high quality home located below the bluff and just steps to downtown. High ceilings, traditional millwork, superb attention to detail, beautiful hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, large kitchen with excellent cabinetry, gorgeous granite counters, workout room, two covered porches and much more. Home on two lots $979,000.

389 Pine Street: Classic two-story Harbor Springs home with a large enclosed front porch and private back yard. Great cottage or year around home within walking distance to schools, downtown and the waterfront. $159,000

447 E. Main: Wonderful, classic Harbor Springs home! Right on Main St. - great big covered porch, 100% renovated with a new addition and new 2-car garage with guest quarters, beautiful landscaping, 3232 sq. ft. and also fronts on 3rd. St. for quiet, easy access. Paved drive, original woodwork, beautifully maintained - fantastic location. $795,000.

187 W. Main Street: Recently completed Harbor Springs townhouse. One unit available - 10 foot ceilings, wood floors, granite counters, Subzero and Viking appliances, plus an elevator to all floors. Rooftop deck to enjoy all the activities in the Harbor. Located across from the city beach, this unit has it all. $2,150,000

504 E. Main St.: With a great view of the Harbor, this 5 bedroom traditional home offers 4 season enjoyment of all Harbor Springs activities. Exhibiting the finest in quality and craftsmanship throughout with attention to every detail which can be seen in the beautiful period architecture, grand porches, decks, and landscaping, to the traditional millwork and crown moldings, gorgeous kitchen, high ceilings and professionally finished hardwood floors. $1,999,000

450 W. Bluff: Charming home with lovely gardens, wood patio, covered front porch and enclosed sun porch. Large living and family rooms, kitchen with walk-in pantry, formal dining room and breakfast nook. Views of the Harbor and Little Traverse Bay wonderful location within the city limits. $499,000

401 Pine Street: Nice neat older five bedroom, two bath home in very good condition. Conveniently located in the City of Harbor Springs – within blocks of schools, shopping and the waterfront. 7’ x 22’ enclosed front porch. 8’ x 23’ entry-back porch. 31’ x 25’ oversized 2-car garage. $249,000

4600 W. Lake Rd.: This home has great potential with 5 bedrooms, 2½ baths and a full basement. Wonderful front sun room and the entire second floor with 4 bedrooms and a bath added on just 4 years ago. Roof is recent also. Enjoy views of the Harbor Point golf course plus a peek of the bay all on a very nice partially wooded lot with over 400’ of depth. $159,900

4435 First St., Walloon Village: This 4-bedroom home with 1-car attached garage is in great condition and is in a perfect location in Walloon Village - close to the marina, public beach access, and grocery store. Perfect for a year around or vacation home. $139,900

148 W. Bay Street #2: Excellent location close to town, beach and marinas. Spacious condominium with fabulous views of the Harbor. Many great features like 10 ft. ceilings, granite counters, 2-car garage and more. $1,200,000

1048 N. Traverse St.: This Harbor Springs home is located on two lots at the North end of Traverse Street. The home has three or four bedrooms, 2½ baths, hardwood floors, new kitchen, new roof and siding. Close to schools and shopping. $134,000

520 E. Bay St., #16: This is the largest slip available! Located along the east wall and north bulkhead of Marina Village Yacht Basin, enjoying the comforts of home with water, electric, cable, phone and sewer at the dock and parking only steps away. This slip is easily accessible and can house nearly 80’ of boat! $850,000

4551 N. Lake Shore Drive: Enjoy beachfront living in this Lake Michigan home. Carefully designed, constructed, this home offers 4 bedroom suites (One a master suite with attached exercise room and one a self-contained apartment), elegant kitchen and baths, artful lighting, screened porch, lakeside infinity pool and spa, 3-car garage - all on a private 300’ lot. $2,250,000

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Graham REAL ESTATE 234 E. Mullett Lake Rd., Indian River: 245+ feet of Mullett Lake frontage - deep private lot - tennis courts - attractive and offered fully furnished - all cedar house with redwood decking, Michigan Lake product dock. Unique summer cottage or year around home on an outstanding lake lot. (73+ acres for horses or utility use directly across E. Mullett Lk Rd. available for $200,000) $875,000

5113 Forest Beach Dr.: A wonderful cottage in the Forest Beach Association with four bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, fireplace, large porch, and 112.9 feet of Lake Michigan Frontage. This very private association of only 20 cottages is located close to Harbor Springs. $850,000

1388 Bay View Heights: Spectacular views of the Bay and sunsets year around! Built in 2000, this home has many unique features; open floor plan, main floor living, wine cellar, oak floors, 2 fireplaces, deck and patio, generator, 3-car garage, cedar closet and a lower level workshop with overhead door. $595,000

4500 Au Cor Dor Drive: Architecturally designed for waterfront living on 300’ of Lake Michigan frontage with 6 acres total. Enjoy stunning beach & waterfront views PLUS a home with craftmanship and custom details throughout like custom glass and Brazilian cherry railing to lower level. Being sold completely furnished except artwork. $4,700,000

5795 Cummings Lane: Good location! Great Views! Main floor living with one room upstairs, granite countertops, wood floors, high ceilings, shared access to Lake Michigan and wooded trails to 5 Mile Creek - the perfect Northern Michigan home. $875,000

Maple River: Four wooded lots on Maple River. Flat terrain and easy to build on. Enjoy fly fishing from your own piece of paradise. Health Department approvals in place. Lot #1$59,500 (3.12 acre); Lot #2-$82,500 (2.04 acre); Lot #3-$92,500 (2.2 acre); Lot #4-$82,500 (3.33 acre)

5404 Lower Shore Drive: Comfortable three bedroom home located on 122’ of beautiful sandy Lake Michigan frontage in an area of fine homes and cottages. Deep wooded lots, easy flowing floor plan, large deck overlooking the lake, cut-stone wood-burning fireplace, wood paneling, plus the main floor master suite has it’s own private lake-side deck. $1,500,000

4972 Lower Shore Drive: Charming waterfront home featuring over 2200 square feet of living space on 131’ of prime Lake Michigan frontage. Three bedrooms, three full baths, large front and rear decks - the privacy, beachfront and views make this home the perfect setting for your Northern Michigan get-away. $675,000

4555 N. Lake Shore Drive: A very unique parcel with over 900’ of private Lake Michigan frontage. Spacious building site; wonderful beach with tremendous northwest facing views. Perfect opportunity for that buyer seeking lots of frontage and privacy in the company of other estate size parcels. $1,150,000

5446 Lower Shore Drive: Classic Woodland Builders Cottage featuring a large wooded site on the shores of Lake Michigan. This Lower Shore Drive property includes a quality beach, beautiful views of the water, and a private setting. The 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage offers a cut-stone fireplace, cathedral ceilings and wood floors throughout. Recent improvements include an updated septic system and furnace. $825,000

5855 Cummings Lane: Located only minutes North of Harbor Springs, this beautiful wooded bluff lot is large enough to build an estate-sized home. Enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Michigan as well as shared access to the beach below. $275,000

1135 East Bay Road: Little Traverse Bay waterfront estate size 4 bedroom home. Period architecture and unsurpassed quality. Features include: easy flowing floor plan, oak flooring, high ceilings, teak and marble counters, custom built-in cabinetry, moldings and millwork. Meandering stream, beautiful gardens, sandy beach and tremendous views complete this offering. $3,900,000

Long Island: Own your own island! Just a short distance N. of Drummond Island, this 17 acre island has it all: beautifully restored 5 bedroom 2½ bath home with great views of Potagannissing Bay; 2-car garage, tool shed, and lots of decking and sitting areas leading down to the spacious steel yacht basin equipped with floating docks and a sauna by the water. Excellent condition - offered fully furnished - all toys included. $1,890,000

3583 Constance, Indian River: 1903 “Classic Cottage” remodeled through the years. Great location in Indian River just a short walk to Straits Ave., the canal to the river at your front door and close to the Burt Lake public beach. Relax on the 3-season porch and view the boats with a little set back and privacy. Being sold furnished - quaint and cool! Owner is licensed MI. Realtor. $149,900

493 E. Bluff: Fantastic views of Little Traverse Bay from this one level East Bluff Drive home. Fieldstone fireplace, cathedral ceilings in living room, cute front porch, 2-car attached garage plus an additional garage, huge basement, all well maintained and landscaped. Includes trimming rights. $990,000

2224 M-119: Conveniently located between Harbor Springs and Petoskey – private setting on a natural, unspoiled lake. Large lawn between the lake and the house – great for kids and wildlife; surrounded by trees. Zoned multiple for duplex potential. Motivated seller. Land Contract available. Owners are Licensed Mi Realtors. $259,000

5518 Lower Shore Drive: Charming waterfront cottage on 100’ of Lake Michigan, 6 miles from Harbor Springs on a beautiful wooded lot with excellent lake and beach exposure - offered comfortably furnished. $735,000

2051 Greenbriar, Birchwood: Lovely home overlooking the golf course in Birchwood; comfortable rooms, large windows, two brick fireplaces, excellent kitchen, a guest apartment over the garage - enjoy the Birchwood lifestyle. $425,000

1566 Candlewood Court: Birchwood ranch in a great location on a private wooded lot. This home is perfect for a vacation getaway or year around home. Features include an open floor plan, wood burning fireplace, large deck for summer entertaining and an attached two car garage. New shingles in September 2009. $179,000

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!!! $179,900

555 Alcan, Petoskey: Bright & spacious home with open floor plan, finished walk-out lower level, in-floor heat, bonus room, attached 2-car garage, and detached 3-car garage. Home sits on 2.5 acres with beautiful panoramic countryside views - close to town and schools. $369,000

3033 Pete’s Run: Ranch home on one acre lot with three bedrooms, 2 baths, spacious living room, stone fireplace, patio, 2-car garage and nice size basement $225,000

8200 Lindy Lane: Custom built, spacious home sits in a beautiful setting. Located centrally between Harbor and Petoskey, this premier Association of very nice homes features rolling hills and beautiful views of Little Traverse Bay from most sites. This home setting has numerous fruit trees and manicured landscaping. A quality home with an attractive design. $799,999

3791 Schooner View: With shared access to one of the area’s best beaches, this 2 or 3 bedroom home is a wonderful value. New carpeting, central air, fireplace, wired for generator and a spacious living room with an open floor plan are a few of the nice features. Price is at current appraised value - make an offer and this can be a great buy. $149,900

510 W. Summit Street: Classic family home on a wonderful large lot. 5 bedrooms, covered front porch, elevated lot with nice lawn, gazebo, 2 fireplaces and a lot of class. (Additional lot with 2- car garage available for $80,000). $290,000

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5368 Aspen Way: Four+ bedroom home located on a large wooded lot within walking distance to the ski slopes and close to championship golf courses. Many recent updates make this a great vacation or year around home. Separate guest apartment over the garage has an efficiency kitchen and full bath. $287,000

8870 Horseshoe Drive: Very cute well kept home located conveniently between Harbor Springs and Petoskey. Three bedrooms, loft, 2.5 baths, nice layout with cozy wood fireplace all situated on a very private wooded setting. $289,000

1116 Bunker Hill: Newer family or vacation home located close to skiing and golf with easy access to Harbor Springs or Petoskey. Open spacious floor plan allows for a wonderful lifestyle. Surrounded by hardwoods, the lot is over 5 acres with the possibility of more land available. Owner is licensed realtor in the State of Michigan. $475,000

7660 Blackwood Court: Affordable and convenient single story living centrally located. This home has a great floor plan with hardwood floors, large master bedroom suite, and spacious yard $125,000

5023 Mountain Watch: Sunny and bright with year-around views of Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands. – 7-yearold home in immaculate condition with a good open floor plan. Living room sofa & loveseat, hide-a-bed in loft, all beds, headboards, frames, box springs and mattresses included in sale. Basement to be finished. $279,000

8076 Ridge View Court: Outstanding newly renovated and remodeled home with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. Three floors of finished living area featuring two master suites, large gourmet kitchen and much more. Lower level designed with emphasis on entertaining including a spacious professional theatre room (32’ x 16’), bonus room (22’ x 15’), and family room. $1,150,000

5366 Snowmass Trail: Located next to golf & ski area, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is offered very nicely furnished. Central air, sauna, family room, mud room and large lot. $198,500

1774 Timber Pass: Large contemporary home in a private setting close to the Birchwood clubhouse. 2nd floor has views of the 1st tee, large deck, spacious open floor plan, main floor master suite, 15 x 12 screened-in porch, all Jenn-Aire appliances, 2 furnaces, 2 water heaters and more! $385,000

5303 Aspen Way: Recently remodeled cottage close to northern Michigan’s finest skiing and golfing resorts. This home features a large master suite with a large walk-in closet, open floor plan, full bathroom for each bedroom, 1.5car garage, paved drive, new kitchen with maple cabinets and new flooring throughout. $169,900

5361 Vail Trail: Vacation or year around home conveniently located near ski slopes and championship golf. This home features an open floor plan, large bedroom on main level, wood stove, and new roof in the past few years. $187,000

7075 S. Lake Shore Drive: A beautifully maintained restaurant facility with seating capicity of 149. Located on M-119, 3.5 miles NW of Harbor Springs. Features a well equipped kitchen, attractive bar area with seating, main dining room, banquet room, and outside gazebo in a beautiful rural setting. All equipment and furnishings are included in sale. Adjacent renovated barns & house are also available, suitable for special events. $900,000

The Depot: 111 W. Bay St.: Historic Harbor Springs Depot on the National Register of Historic Places. One of the prettiest buildings in town - excellent condition, high ceilings, completely renovated in 2001, fully air-conditioned, views of the Harbor. The commercial space could be divided into 2 units, 2nd floor apartment was added in 2001 - 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, balcony, separate private entrance and views of the Harbor. $890,000

236 E. Main St.: Ideal opportunity to own a residential/commercial building in Harbor Springs! Many options – separate two bedroom, two bath home area with Little Traverse Bay views; large store front with full basement and excellent foot traffic. $595,000

223 Third St.: A rare find in downtown Harbor Springs. The first floor is an ideal commercial space featuring four offices, a reception area, kitchenette, two parking spaces and a full basement. The seond floor is a two bedroom apartment that features two bedroms, a full bath, two private entrances, and one off-street parking space. Sale does not include the garage. $285,000

129 Bay St.: Commercial space in an excellent location - right across the street from the marina andmain dock. The 2300 sq. ft. commercial unit features a restroom, office, 2nd floor display and floor to ceiling windows facing Bay Street. There is also a lovely 2480 sq ft residential condo unit above available. Call for details. $875,000

2994 Welsheimer: Beautiful 23± acres with conservation easement. Restricted to one building site. Very pristine, private setting. Property has a well and 3-stall garage. Gorgeous parcel just minutes from town.$119,900 2338 Beckon Rd.: A beautiful wooded 10 acre parcel with driveway, cleared homesite, Health Department approval for well and septic, and some mature hardwoods. The perfect spot to build that Northern homestead - not far from Larks Lake and Lake Michigan. $45,000 7740 Evergreen Ridge Drive: Large deep lot at the end of a cul-de-sac in a great neighborhood of newer homes adjacent to Harbor Springs city limits. Wonderful, private location for building site yet close to all Harbor Springs activities. $53,000 5204 Just-A-Mere Trail: Great location on the 6th fairway of Chestnut Valley Golf Course. Perfect for your year around or resort home and locaed near all your favorite activities in Harbor Springs. $24,999

393 Beaux Rivages Drive: Great building site ready for resort or year around home. Perfect location near skiing, golfing, and all your favorite Northern Michigan acitivities. $35,500

wooded, building sites with views of the ski hills - very close to both Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob. Easy access to Pleasantview General Store or Teddy Griffin’s restaurant. $32,500 and $42,000

460 W. Third: This is a great location below the bluff in the City of Harbor Springs. Corner lot, away from the traffic, and an easy walk to dining, shipping, marinas and the beaches. $250,000

781 Country Knolls Drive: Beautifully wooded building site very near the ski areas and golf and would be great for either a primary or secondary home. Quiet location with easy access to both Harbor Springs and Petoskey. Located in an established association with large lots and quality homes. $70,000

96 Stags Run: This building site is centrally located for all your skiing and golfing activities. Perfect site for an up-north resort chalet/cottage or a year around residence. Short drive to in-town Harbor Springs. Owner is a licensed Realtor in the State of Michigan. $33,500 481 Country Knolls: Enjoy a location convenient to Harbor Springs, Petoskey, and both the Harbor Springs ski areas with this 4 acre building site. Driveway and building area are cleared and graveled - very private, with elevated views; walk-out potential. $69,750 Elm Lane - Shepherd’s Rest: Two very nice level, partially

Harbor Petoskey Road: Great bluff-top building site with views of the Bay and Petoskey - only 2 miles from downtown Harbor Springs with championship golf courses, ski resorts, dining and shopping nearby. This wonderful parcel would be a fantastic location for a year around residence or an Up-North cottage. $325,000 7655 Evergreen Ridge Dr.: Very popular area of new homes, sloping lot offers a walk-out possibility. Easy walk to town. $48,000

Tower Road, Pellston: Nice 40 acre parcel located only 2 minutes from downtown Pellston. Partially wooded with a small stream crossing the property. This parcel backs up to 240 acres of State land. The property is sandy and level. $134,900 Broken Ridge: Enjoy water views from many of these lots! Broken Ridge, convenient to both Harbor Springs and Petoskey, is a wonderful Association of very nice homes. Many lots are treed, most over one acre and the terrain is such that privacy is part of the package. Very nicely manicured and wellkept common grounds. Prices starting at $89,900


8542 Surfwood Drive: Scenic wooded building lot in Surfwood Association, offering use of 1000’ of wondeful sandy beach, tennis court, private road and architectural control - an excellent value. $40,000

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Tilting toes and turning heads, By Mark Flemming NM Winter Life With winter coming to a close, warmer weather and plenty of sunshine, draws spring breakers and locals alike to the ski hills. Last winter (March 13, 2009) was one of those iconic spring days, and I was happy to follow the trend when I headed out to Nubs Nob for a telemark skiing lesson with Josh Baker of the Outfitter in Harbor Springs. As a former skier turned snowboarder, I was nervous about separating my feet again, and that was apparent when I could hardly get the skis on. I felt a little bit better when Baker assured me that this was one of the hardest parts of the lesson. After gliding around the bottom of the bunny hill for a few minutes, in a not so graceful manner, we made our way up the purple chair. While riding to the top and enjoying the surroundings Baker explained to me a little history behind telemarking. Baker said that a telemark ski differs from the more commonly used Nordic ski in that the toe is the only place where the binding connects to the ski leaving the heel free to pivot, just like cross country skis. The current style of telemark bindings are usually spring loaded for more control in turns, and to hold the foot to the ski, as opposed to the earlier three-pin style that connected the boot to the ski The telemark ski has been around for centuries, used mostly in Norway as winter transportation, but the original skis were beastly both in length and agility. “They figured out how to lash the toe down with leather onto wood,” Baker said. “The skis were 15-feet long. I mean they were gigantic skis, the tips were raised and that was it.” The skis were not refined until Norwegian Sondre Norheim shortened his skis and developed a binding that was flexible and allowed him to turn and stop easily. He first introduced his customized style to the public during an 1868 ski competition which led to a rise in the style’s popularity. The telemark technique was replaced by the “Stem Christie”, which stems the uphill ski to transfer the weight to -Continued.

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Top: Josh Baker of The Outfitter explains the techniques of telemark skiing to George Gess. Middle: Baker demonstrates the ski design that makes telemark skis unique. Below: Gess attempts a turn under Bakers direction.


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the inside edge, bringing the opposite ski into a parallel position during the turn. “The bindings stayed around for years,” Baker said. “My parents started skiing on them, probably through the fifties, the bear trap is what they were called. But it wasn’t telemarking, you did the alpine turn on them.” It wasn’t until the 1970’s, in Crested Butte, Colorado, that the telemark style started gaining momentum in the United States. “My uncle Mike Trumble went out in the mid 80’s, probably 1983, to Crested Butte and saw these guys doing it, and it was like whoa, because we’re all cross country skiers,” Baker said. “He came back and immediately taught us how to do it: me, my dad, my uncle, a bunch of friends and then we started doing it here and that was it. We just did it on regular cross country skis or whatever we had, so it’s changed a lot.” We reached the top of the hill and unloaded from the chair. Now it was time to see what I was made of. Baker instructed me to aim for something across the slope and put my downhill ski forward and bend my uphill knee as if I just came out of a turn. To initiate the turn, just slide the uphill ski forward, drop your butt down towards your downhill heel. “You want to be athletic, you don’t want to just run down the street, you want your hands forward and fairly low,” Baker said. “You want to think about your knees, you want to flex, keep everything loose and just bounce along.” I was doing it; I was bouncing along comfortably at a nice snail’s pace. I slid my uphill foot forward, bent my downhill knee, started to turn and… to the ground I went. Baker then explained that, the outside edge of my uphill ski should maintain pressure while the inside edge of my downhill ski should do the same. He also told me to make a “C” downhill with my body, because as soon as I lean uphill my ski will torque that way making for the ‘triangle of death.’ Off I went again, gliding along, I made a large wobbly turn and almost fell but saved myself. Yes I did it! I continued down the hill falling several more times, but also completing several more turns. We ventured on to more dangerous ground, up the green lift, to more challenging runs. I started to get the hang of it as we continued, falling less each run. “Remember your shoulders are important because they control your upper body, so you’ve got to have your hands up and your shoulders are going to follow your hands.” Baker reminded me. “When you get in the “tele” position you want to hold it the whole way through and at the end when you’re ready to turn, do a transition.” I could almost picture myself gliding through the woods, dressed in heavy furs, with a grizzly beard, a shield and sword in hand; ready to conquer Europe with my fellow Vikings. But today the sun was shining brightly above and there were happy spring skiers all around us, this was hardly a place to conquer and pillage. The improper techniques (falls) were also catching up to me, so Baker and I said our farewells. By the end of our lesson, I knew this was a sport I could get into. The Outfitter has teamed up with Nubs Nob through the Winter Sports School to offer lessons to interested beginners to advanced telemarkers looking to hone their skills. With a large selection of demo equipment and a staff with the expertise to answer your questions, learning to telemark, or at least getting the hang of it, is fun and easy. For more information, contact The Outfitter at (231) 526-2621, go online to www. or visit them at 153 E. Main St. Harbor Springs. For more information visit

Top: George Gess listens to tips from Josh Baker of The Outfitter. Left: Baker demonstrates the proper turning technique. Below: Baker looks on as Gess descends the hill. Bottom: Mark Flemming demonstrates his telemark stance.

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Jan. 24 – City of Petoskey Ski and Snowboard Programs - The first of 3 consecutive Sundays including Jan. 31 & Feb. 7. 3rd grade through adults. Open to  residents and non-residents alike! Includes lessons, rental equipment and appropriate lift tickets.  Beginners to experts. Contact the Petoskey Parks and Recreation Department at 231347-2500. Jan. 27-29 24th Annual 70+ Ski Club Midwest Get-Together at Nubs Nob.  Contact Lou and Sue Fantini at 231-347-5061 for information and registration.

for top three in each age class and top three overall. Registration at the front desk until 6:20 PM. USSA membership required for Michigan Masters scoring only.  For more information call 800-SKI-NUBS. Feb. 6 & 7 Middle Earth Snowboard Series Superpipe, Boardercross and Slopestyle competition at Nubs Nob.  Open to all freestyle skiers and snowboarders. Call Mo Shorr at 248684-5794 for details. Feb 6& 7 “Mackinaw Mush” sled dog races. (depending on weather). Contact Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce at 231-436-5574 or

Jan. 29-31 Boyne Highlands Middle Earth Ski and Snowboard Series- The Middle Earth Crew is making there Feb. 11 Crooked Tree Arts Center Swirl second stop at a BOYNE Resort for three featuring Lake Street Market, 5:30-7:00 days of fun and competition at Boyne pm.  Local wine purveyors will present a Highlands.  The competitons are open wine tasting and creative hors d’oeuvres to skiers and snowboarders of all ages.  while community members mingle in Friday will “kick it off” with a boarder/ the galleries and enjoy live music. The skier X on MacGully. Saturday will Arts Center is located on Mitchell St in move to the terrain park for a slopestyle downtown Petoskey. event and on Sunday will wrap up the weekend with a halfpipe competition. Feb 12 Cheboygan Opera House “Kathy Please check back for exact times of the Kosins Presents: “The Ladies of Cool” competitions, registration, awards and A Tribute to the Women of Jazz. Also so on.  All competitors must be USASA featuring an exhibit of Kathy’s original memebrs in order to be eligible to enter art work. Feb.12, 7:30 pm. Reserved the competitions. For more information Seating, All tickets $20. Please contact on the Middle Earth Snow Series visit the Opera House www.theoperahouse. org. for further details. Box office 231627-5841 or 1-800-357-9408 Jan. 30 & 31 Ski Racing Camp at Nubs Nob  features two days of intensive NASTAR GS race training for adults and Feb. 14 Harbor Springs Area Chili Cookkids.  Call the Winter Sport Schools to Off- 2:00 PM-4:00 PM-Visit Stafford’s register at 800-SKi-NUBS.  9:30 AM and Pier Restaurant in Harbor Springs for 2:30 PM starts. the HSACC’s annual Chili Cook-Off   where area restaurants and commuJan. 31 & Feb. 1 Middle Earth Snowboard nity members compete for top awards Series Superpipe and Boardercross in different categories of chili.  Spicy, competition at Nubs Nob. Open to all traditional, vegetarian and more are freestyle skiers and snowboarders. Call included in the selections. For more Mo Shorr at 248-684-5794 for details. information visit or call (231) 526-7999.   Feb. 19-21 Burton Super Demo Tour at Boyne Highlands. The Burton traveling Feb. 5 Nubs Nob Tecnica/Volkl/Marker circus a.k.a. Super Demo Tour is coming Speed Series and USSA Michigan back to Boyne Highlands.  This is your Masters Race #3. 7:00 PM. GS Racing chance to ride all the latest boards, on Smokey.  7 race series open to adboots and bindings from industry leadvanced skiers and snowboarders age er Burton.  That’s not all, this is much 13 and up.  Prizes at the end of series more than your “run of the mill” demo


it’s giveaways, silly games for prizes and a chance to talk riding with Burton representatives. This event is free.  Just need a valid driver’s license or credit and you must be 18 years of age or older or have a parent or guardian with you to sign the release. More details to come so check back, but visit www.burton. com to see what board you’re going to want to ride. Feb. 19 Nubs Nob Tecnica/Volkl/Marker Speed Series and USSA Michigan Masters Race. 7:00 PM. Super G Racing on Valley. 7 race series open to advanced skiers and snowboarders age 13 and up.  Prizes at the end of series for top three in each age class and top three overall. Registration at the front desk until 6:20 PM.  USSA membership required for Michigan Masters scoring only.  For more information call 800-SKI-NUBS.    Feb. 28 “Beat Your Kid” race and Ski & Snowboard  Academy Picnic at Nubs Nob- The world famous “Beat Your Kid” head to head GS race and picnic party on Birch Run for our Ski & Snowboard Academy participants, parents and coaches. Sponsored by Nordica, Giro, Orage and Level. 2:30 PM start.

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“Michigan’s Best Ski Resort” 2006 and 2003 Detroit News

“#1 Ski Resort in the Midwest” Ski Magazine 2002, 2003 and 2004 Reader Surveys

500 Nubs Nob Road | Harbor Springs, MI 49740 Snowline: 800-SKI-NUBS | 231-526-2131

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March 6  The Dynastar/Lange Challenge at Nubs Nob. Giant slalom racing for skiers of all ages and abilities. $8 entry fee. Sponsored by Skis Dynastar and Lange ski boots with a grand prize drawing for a pair of Dynastar skis!   March 13 The K2 Duals at Nubs NobHead-to-head dual giant slalom racing on Valley. Open to skiers of all ages and abilities. $8 entry fee. Sponsored by K2 Skis with a grand prize drawing for new K2s!

Our sheepskin slippers are a perfect fireside addition for the winter season.

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March 11 Crooked Tree Arts Center Swirl featuring City Park Grill.  Local wine purveyors will present a wine tasting and creative hors d’oeuvres while community members mingle in the galleries and enjoy live music.   March 19 Carnival Weekend at Boyne Mountain-  (800) GO-BOYNE March 20 The 48th Annual Nub’s Nob Open- Northern Michigan’s premier slalom racing event.  Top to bottom World Cup style slalom racing on Birch Run and Smokey. $8 entry fee. This race also counts for participants in the

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WINTER with Crooked Tree New Year’s Eve at the Arts Center

December 31, 2009 5:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Family fun for all ages! Music performances, art workshops, refreshments, and fun food. Midnight at 9 ball drop! $7 adults - $1 students

Hot Club of Detroit Gypsy Jazz January 8, 2010


Wine tastings with area wine purveyors In the galleries at CTAC • January 14 - Symons • February 11 - Lake Street Market • March 11 - City Park Grill • April 22 - Galley Gourmet • May 27 - Toski Sands

Youth Orchestra Concert

Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center January 24, 2010

Hot Club of Detroit

January 16-April 8

March 21 Nubs Nob Tecnica/Volkl/ Marker Speed Series Race and USSA Michigan Masters Race #7. 10:00 AM Super G Racing on Scarface. Championship final in 7 event Series. Open to advanced skiers and snowboarders age 13 and up.  Series and Championship awards to top 3 finishers in this Super G, Age/Gender classes and Overall follow this race. USSA membership required for Michigan Masters scoring only. March 27 Mardi Gras at Nubs Nob- Our annual Spring Fling with fun and games for all.  Don’t miss the Soaker Cup Challenge, Costume contest, Crazy couples and Pepsi Challenge races- (800) SKI-NUBS March 22 Nubs Nob Spring Ski & Ride promotion begins! Your lift tickets are included in your lodging rate when staying at one of the participating lodging properties in the greater Petoskey/Harbor Springs area. Call the Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-845-2828 for participating hotels, motels, condominiums, chalets and lodges, or visit the web site


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Alan Maciag Kate Marshall Doug Melvin David Pickett Elizabeth Pollie Cynthia Rutherford Bill Schwab Kelli Snively

Annual Juried Photography Exhibit “Watershed Awareness”

March 20 & 21 Krazy Daze at Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs- www. (800) GO-BOYNE

211 E. Third Street Harbor Springs, MI 49740 231.526.2191

Stopping by Woods on A Snowy Evening Exhibit Participating artists: Kim Aikens Betty Beeby Rick Ford Diana Gilmore Marcia K. Hales Peg Keeney Joyce Koskenmaki Penny Kristo

season-long Tecnica/Volkl/Marker Speed Series as race # 6.

North Country Publishing Corporation Publisher of

Harbor Light Newspaper

New Year’s Celebration 2009

Editor Charles O’Neill

January 16-April 8

Coffee at Ten Lectures

10:00 a.m. Tuesdays • February 2 - Gail Gruenwald, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council • February 23 - Todd and Brad Reed, jurors of the annual photography exhibit

Advertising Manager Michelle Ketterer

Staff: Mark Flemming

Youth Arts Exhibit April 17-May 8, 2010

February and March Concerts in the Theater

The Newspaper of Harbor Springs WWW.HARBORLIGHTNEWS.COM

Photography, Design, Features Peg Keeney

Check the website for dates and performers

Classes and workshops held throughout the winter in Pottery, Cooking, Dance, Life Drawing Painting and more. Private Music Lessons Available.

Downtown Petoskey

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