Some 2 million expected to travel in state over holidays

From AAA Michigan SPECIAL TO HARBOR LIGHT NEWSPAPERAn estimated 2 million Michigan residents – about the same number as last year – will travel 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming Christmas holiday, according to AAA’s latest travel survey.Most travelers will take a car, truck or van to their final destinations this year (90 percent), while fewer will […]

Holiday deadlines, schedule for Harbor Light

With Christmas and New Year’s Day both falling on Tuesdays, our normal printing day, the newspaper will be printed one day earlier, Monday. Deadlines for news and advertising are moved to Thursday, the week prior.Harbor Springs postal patrons should still receive their newspapers on Wednesday.-Charles O’Neill

Consultant reviews process for selecting next superintendent

Expects Harbor Springs to draw strong candidates; timing for search is goodBy Kate Bassett HARBOR LIGHT NEWSPAPERAs holiday break approaches, most people affiliated with the Harbor Springs School District are looking forward to a vacation. For members of the Harbor Springs Board of Education, however, the coming new year signifies the start of a major undertaking: finding a new superintendent.Choosing […]

Local Business Corner

An occasional column of news items focused on area businesses and business organizations. To submit items for consideration in this column, send information in writing to Harbor Light Newspaper, 211 E. Third St., Harbor Springs, MI 49740; fax: 231-526- 7634; e-mail: The newspaper reserves the right to decide when and if any information is included. To advertise your business, […]

New pearl salon opens downtown

Elizabeth "Dilly" Kirby, longtime designer of couture pearl jewelry for Neiman Marcus under the name Elizabeth Blair Limited, has opened Pearl Salon at 115 W. Main Street.Dilly Kirby is a member of the Cultured Pearl Association of America, and is a recognized pearl expert who has lectured to pearl collectors around the country.Her salon features unusual pearls: from the magical […]

Arts Center hosting special New Year’s Eve celebration

SPECIAL TO HARBOR LIGHT NEWSPAPERThe Crooked Tree Arts Center will host a creative celebration of New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31, 2007 from 5 – 9 PM. Join them for experiences in music, theatre, art and dance all under one roof.Take a workshop in art, ceramics and dance with Crooked Tree instructors. Enjoy live performances with Blissfest Music Organization and […]

In Good Hands

By David Larson, SuperintendentHARBOR SPRINGS PUBLIC SCHOOLSThe change in the leadership of a small district can be a stressful period for staff, parents and even the community. The predictable approaches of a known superintendent regarding personnel issues, finance decisions, and general problems contribute to a trusting and stable atmosphere. A change in leadership sometimes causes concern and uncertainty.The H.S.P.S. Board […]

Dear Santa…

‘Who is on the nice list?’EDITOR’S NOTE: For children, the holidays are a time full of magic. Some first and second grade students at Blackbird Elementary School parlayed their excitement into letters to Santa Claus. Prior to shipping the letters off to the North Pole, they shared a few with readers of the Harbor Light.Dear SantaI wish Christmas was tomorrow. […]

Authority to hold meeting on bridge fare hikes

The Mackinac Bridge Authority Board will hold a special meeting to review, discuss, and possibly adjust the bridge fares and vehicle classifications at the Mackinac Bridge. The meeting will be held on Friday, Dec. 21 at 10 am at Cadillac Place, 3044 W. Grand Blvd, in Detroit.The Bridge Authority Board is proposing an adjustment to the bridge fares and vehicle […]

Little Traverse Primary Care staff wear jeans to help Hospice

SPECIAL TO HARBOR LIGHT NEWSPAPERLittle Traverse Primary Care staff got used to hearing the question, “Why are you wearing blue jeans?” Starting in mid-fall, each of the 20 employees and six physicians wore jeans on Fridays with a lapel pin reading, “Ask me why I’m wearing blue jeans.”The answer: For a good cause.To “earn” the right to wear jeans to […]