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Spring breakers come home to more winterAll those folks able to escape to warmer climes for spring break are coming home to a bit of a shocker. Winter came back home as well. Winter storm warnings were posted for Wednesday, April 11 into Thursday, April 12. Area schools were closed Thursday, April 12 as heavy wet snow blanketed the region […]

Fire Sunday claims life of Birchwood man

A house fire in the Birchwood Farms Estate development Sunday, April 8, claimed the life of a 91-year old man despite the collaborative efforts of Birchwood Security, the Harbor Springs Area and Readmond Friendship Cross Village (RFC) Fire Departments.According to law enforcement and fire department officials, a neighbor spotted smoke coming from the home, located at 1580 Timber Pass, in […]

A Glance Back

EDITOR’S NOTE: We offer here a glance back in time through the pages of the Harbor Light, and its predecessor newspapers, from our archived files. Our Past is compiled by Ruth O’Neill.33 years ago Week of April 18, 1974The street, water, and electrical crews of the city of Harbor Springs, in addition to the jobs they do regularly, for the […]

Tribal chairman guest speaker at college this Friday

SPECIAL TO HARBOR LIGHT NEWSPAPERFrank Ettawageshik, tribal chairman of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, will be the guest speaker at North Central Michigan College’s Luncheon Lecture program this Friday, April 13, on the college’s Petoskey campus.The tribe is participating in a nationwide project entitled, "The Big Read," funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. The project […]

Caught Reading!

Frank Ettawageshik, chairman of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians, is caught reading Harper Lee’s 1960 classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, in preparation for the month-long community read. The tribe received a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to promote reading American classics across the country. Ettawageshik will discuss the novel’s enduring themes of tolerance […]

Chamber this week to honor long-time member businesses; fireworks fundraising kicks off

SPECIAL TO HARBOR LIGHT NEWSPAPERThe Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce will celebrate two important occasions this week beginning with the recognition of five local businesses for nearly 50 years of Chamber membership support.Insurance by Burley, Walstrom Marine, First Community Bank, Kelbel (Hovey’s) Pharmacy and Mike Pierce, D.D.S., will be honored for their commitment to Harbor Springs during the "Chamber Spirit […]

Positive relationships result in good grades

By David Larson, SuperintendentHARBOR SPRINGS PUBLIC SCHOOLSSchool districts everywhere are currently experiencing an increase in performance and achievement expectations. Recent state and federal mandates are requiring students to take more credits for graduation, courses to be more rigorous and students are expected to score higher on required assessments. While raising the bar for achievement and expectations is a good thing, […]

Survey work to begin on M-119 trail into Harbor Springs

SPECIAL TO HARBOR LIGHT NEWSPAPERThe first days of spring bring more than just flowers, it also brings the first signs of construction. This summer, surveyors will be on the ground along M-119 between Pleasantview Road and Lake Street to conduct a physical survey for the planned trail project.The first stage for construction documents is a physical survey along the north […]

Breast Cancer walk May 12 in Charlevoix

SPECIAL TO HARBOR LIGHT NEWSPAPERThe 2007 Sue DeYoung/ Judy Edger Memorial Breast Cancer Walk will take place May 12 in Charlevoix.The event will take place on Saturday, May 12. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the walk will follow at 10 a.m. leaving from Bridge Park in Charlevoix. Walk routes ranging from 2.5 to 5 miles will be offered.Individuals […]

J.R. (Bob) Wright

J.R. (Bob) Wright of Harbor Springs and Brownsville, TX, died April 5, 2007 in Texas.Bob was former owner of the Ottawa Lumber Co., a family-owned business that began in 1914. Upon his retirement, Bob and his wife, Louise, spent their winters in Texas. Bob was an avid golfer, a long time member of Petoskey Bay View Country Club and the […]