Trail into town looks close to a done deal

HARBOR, Inc. agrees to fund solutions to lingering easement issues along M-119After some four years of working to get the non-motorized trail (bike path) from its current dead end at Pleasantview Road into Harbor Springs, the HARBOR, Inc. board of directors approved allocating money that should solve lingering easement problems along M-119 and allow MDOT to begin construction next summer.At […]

Benefit ride Oct. 5 will help fund M-119 trail effort

A benefit bicycle ride (s) will take place Oct. 5 to help raise money for the grassroots community organization, HARBOR, Inc. and its efforts to facilitate the completion of the nonmotorized (bike) path into Harbor Springs.Three adult rides of 20, 40 and 80-miles will be offered and a shorter/children’s 3-mile ride will also take place. The rides will all start […]

Edible delights…

It was another stellar and tasty day on the waterfront last Saturday, Sept. 20 as the 15th annual Taste of Harbor Springs drew 588 hungry visitors to the downtown waterfront. Event organizer Mary Ellen Hughes said turnout was down a bit from last year’s 634 attendees. “It’s the first year we have been down. But it was a great event. […]

A New Vision for Camp Pellston

Group hopes to open former prison camp as community-based facility for troubled youthProgram would involve Native American traditions and cultural teachings; open to all, not just tribal membersRazor wire glistens in the autumn sun atop a fence surrounding the shuttered former minimum security prison Camp Pellston, on Robinson Road north of Harbor Springs. That wire will be gone, replaced with […]

City Council backs off timeline for city manager

Hiring process will not start until after new year; may leave city without a manager for a whileAfter coming to agreement on a time line for hiring a new city manager at its regular meeting Monday night, Sept. 15, the Harbor Springs City Council has backed off that schedule.In an announcement distributed Wednesday, Sept. 17, current city manager Fred Geuder […]

Local Business Corner

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Bay Harbor merchants will donate to Karmanos Cancer Institute

Don’t just shop this October, Shop For A Cause. Event chairperson Chris Jaconette and storeowner in Bay Harbor would like to provide you with a reason to shop Bay Harbor this fall. Jaconette and The Bay Harbor Foundation have collaborated with the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and are joining forces with the merchants in the Village at Bay Harbor […]

Clark Construction manager earns accreditation

Clark Construction Company announced that Duane Wixson has achieved the status of LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP). In order to become a LEED Accredited Professional, Wixson completed training and passed an exam evaluating his understanding of green building practices and principles and the LEED Rating System.Wixson is currently a Senior Project Manager as part of the Clark team for the […]

MDOT workshop to address road access management techniques

Special to Harbor Light NewspaperAn Access Management Workshop, a free event sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation and Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, will be held on September 30 at North Central Michigan College to present examples of successful roadway access management implementation throughout the state.The Petoskey region has experienced rapid growth and development, with limited road expansion possibilities. […]

Deanship at U of M Business School named for long-time summer resident

Special to Harbor Light NewspaperThe deanship of the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business will be named for the late Edward J. Frey (1910-1988), a distinguished leader in banking, finance and insurance, as well as philanthropist, World War II veteran and U-M alumnus and long-time Harbor Springs summer resident.The U-M Board of Regents approved the deanship at […]