City planning commission to review two proposals

Harbor SpringsHearing on changes to limit lot coverage for new residential buildingsThe Harbor Springs Planning Commission will have a number of items for review at its regular monthly meeting Thursday, April 16.The commission will conduct a public hearing on amending the city zoning code as it applies to residential building setbacks and maximum allowable lot coverage. The proposed amendments would […]

Easter on Parade – ‘Ka-chow’

Pictured: Joseph Puzio (center) and his mates at North Country Kids Daycare Program celebrated Easter, Monday, April 13, with an Easter Parade around Fairview Square. The children wore the Easter bunny and egg hats that they had made with their creative and talented teachers. The children joined in songs as they toured the local shops to look for the painted […]

The Great Outdoors

New initiative here promotes outdoor activities for childrenBy Kate BassettHarbor Light NewspaperThere are few things more simple—or more satisfying— to a parent than watching a child fall into the rhythms and joy of playing outdoors. From seeing snow angels come to life through the kitchen window, to sitting on the back steps and observing a toddler romp through grass or […]

Harbor schools report strong MEAP scores

Enrollment numbers trending down for Kindergarten so farBy Kate BassettHarbor Light NewspaperHarbor Springs School Board members kicked off their regular business meeting Monday, April 13 with a poetry reading—one performed by a group of elementary students—that showcased some of the district’s aspiring young writers.From poems about the joy of the forest to Abe Lincoln’s hat, the school board heard students […]

Mail stolen from area boxes

Emmet CountyThe Emmet County Sheriff’s Office is investigating numerous stolen mail complaints that occurred sometime between April 6 and April 10, 2009.According to Sheriff Pete Wallin, it appears mail was stolen from mailboxes in the Harbor Springs and Petoskey area. Mail in the Harbor Springs area was taken from mailboxes in the Forest Way subdivision, off Hoyt Road, and the […]

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, contact: […]

Real estate firm recognized among top brokerages

The Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies has been recognized in two national surveys as being among the top Real Estate Brokerages in the country.The results of the 2009 RISMedia Power Broker Survey are in, and local real estate brokerage Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors has made the top 50 once again. The firm, which operates throughout western and Northern Michigan, […]

Local man to climb mountain as fundrasiser

Scott Conti of Harbor Springs will join eight other dedicated outdoor enthusiasts August 13 at the Mount Rainier Summit for Someone climb. Through his climb, Scott will raise $4,000 for Big City Mountaineers’ summer backpacking programs for inner-city teens.Summit for Someone™ is a fundraising program owned by and to benefit Big City Mountaineers. In its fifth year and continuing to […]

Mackinac Bridge southbound lanes under construction through middle of June

The Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) announced that the entire stretch of the southbound lanes of the bridge will be milled and resurfaced beginning Monday, April 13, weather permitting. Two-way traffic will utilize the northbound lanes for the duration of the project.“This is the same type of work we had going last year but it is on the opposite side,” said […]

City police have found property available for claim

The Harbor Springs Police Department has the following watches and jewelry that we are holding under the classification of found property. No one has claimed the property. The police have had the items inspected by a jeweler who provided approximate values. Watch, woman’s, Anne Klein, silver, estimated value $45 found August 2005 Wedding band, woman’s gold with inscription estimated value […]