Stepping In

New superintendent gets rolling; board okays elementary music teacher hireBy Kate BassettHarbor Light NewspaperWith a light agenda and relaxed air that comes with the end of an academic year, Harbor Springs School Board members welcomed superintendent Mark Tompkins to his new district during the regularly scheduled board meeting Monday, June 9.Tompkins officially starts work on July 1, but appears to […]

Drained… School pool will be closed all summer

Renovations should greatly improve facilityBy Paul GlahnHarbor Light NewspaperWith the 2007-2008 school year officially in the books and summer vacation underway, building renovations at Blackbird Elementary and Harbor Springs High School are in full gear.The projects, budgeted at $1.47 million, include a new roof, a new fire suppression system and four inches of insulation being added at Blackbird Elementary. At […]

Water Watchers

Watch an Audio SlideshowCatching the Change We have on our EnvironmentBy Paul GlahnHarbor Light NewspaperTucked away in the woods just off Boyer Road, east of Petoskey, Brian Kozminski is standing in a small creek, dressed in overall waders up to his chest and wielding a net. He is looking for mayflies, among other stream inhabitants."How many people realize that this […]

Community invited to open house at new satellite fire station June 21

The Harbor Springs Area Fire Authority will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the new satellite fire station, Saturday, June 21.After several years of planning by the fire authority, the Little Traverse Township Board agreed in January of 2007 to allow the construction of a new garage as an addition to the township hall.The fire authority […]

Glenn Drive Prowler

Bear spotted roaming neighborhood several times last weekBy Paul GlahnHarbor Light NewspaperSummer visitors and residents to this area have been arriving for the past few weeks. Many spend the cold winter months in a warmer climate and return with summer. Some, however, never leave Harbor Springs, opting to dig a hole and sleep through the snowy months of winter…literally.Fresh off […]

Fogged in…

This panoramic photo was captured Monday morning from the bluff in Harbor Springs by Harbor Light news intern Mark Flemming. The dense fog covered the entire bay all the way to the Petoskey shoreline. By mid-morning all was clear as a bell. Turn inside for more foggy photos.

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: news@ncpublish. com. The newspaper reserves the right to decide when and if any information is included. To advertise your business, […]

Petoskey Chamber hosting Business After Hours June 12

The Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours on June 12 at Pirates Cove Adventure Golf from 5-7 pm. A golf tournament will be held with prizes. Food and drink will be offered in the parking lot. Admission is $7 for Chamber members and $12 for non-members. For more information, call the Chamber at 347-4150.

Strawberry Social June 28

Friske Orchards celebrates the strawberry harvest with its annual Strawberry Social, Saturday, June 28, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The day begins with a strawberry pancake breakfast at Friske’s Orchard Café and u-pick strawberries at the farm on Doctor Road.There will be something for all ages to enjoy: wagon rides, old time music, old fashioned children’s games, early American handcraft demonstrations, lots […]

Traverse magazine wins award

Prism Publications, Inc., publisher of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, received the silver award for general excellence in publications with circulations up to 30,000 by the City and Regional Magazine Association (CRMA). Since 2002, Traverse has won one gold award and three silvers for general excellence, making it the most celebrated publication in the category during that time.“In keeping with its […]