Board to review budget plan, possible cuts at May 17 meeting

By Kate BassettHarbor Light NewspaperAll the talk of a reduced operating budget for Harbor Springs Public Schools will begin to formalize into a plan on Monday, May 17. During their regular monthly meeting, board members will hear superintendent Mark Tompkins lay out his plan for the 2010-2011 school year, with specific budget cuts included.The board bumped its meeting— normally the […]

Millage passes

Voters approved the Harbor Springs School District operating millage renewal easily in Tuesday’s, May 5 annual school election. The renewal passed 567-89.Harbor Springs voters also approved the Char-Em vocational technical education millage renewal, as did all area school districts.Harbor Springs Board of Education members on the ballot, all unopposed, were re-elected. Rob Furhman and Tim Davis were elected to four […]

Mother’s Day Thriller…

View Slideshow from the EventYoung dancers with the local troop, Bravo Productions, teamed up with Dancers Without Borders and Northern Michigan Mothers Acting Up to present a special Mother’s Day performance at the Harbor Springs High School Performing Arts Center last Sunday. The show, along with a tea and bazaar, helped raise money to build a library for underpriviledged children […]

Arrests made in crime spree north of town

Two 19-year old Harbor Springs men have been arrested in connection with a crime wave north of Harbor Springs. A news release from the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office was issued Thursday, May 6.“A task force comprised of detectives, deputies and troopers from the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan State Police Petoskey Post have arrested two individuals from Emmet […]

Bridge traffic higher for past 13 months

Since last April, bridge traffic has increased every month for 13 consecutive months compared to the prior year. Traffic for 2010 is 4.3% ahead of last year; 843,307 vehicles compared to 808,474 in 2009.Robert J. Sweeney, Executive Secretary of the MBA, reported that 247,155 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge during the month of April. This is the 13th consecutive month […]

South Africa: A Lesson of Life

Editor’s Note: Harbor Springs High School students Emily Ford and Kallie Hansen share here their report on a South African Medical Expedition (S.A.M.E.) trip to South Africa they took with other Harbor Springs students and residents in April.By Kallie Hansen andEmily FordSeventeen locals from Harbor Springs recently joined the organization South African Medical Expedition (S.A.M.E.) and traveled to South Africa […]

Run with the dogs at new Humane Society event

By Danielle KapralSpecial to Harbor Light NewspaperOn Saturday, May 22, Little Traverse Humane Society will partner with area sponsors to host the first ever Walk/ Run at Nub’s Nob, as part of the annual Grateful Dog fund raising event.The biggest attraction this year is for local fitness enthusiasts. Participants are encouraged to bring their dogs, or borrow shelter dogs to […]

Chamber Orchestra to perform work of French composers

Special to Harbor Light NewspaperThe work of two French Master Composers will be performed by the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra on May 14 and 15. Maestro Matthew Hazelwood will lead the Orchestra in a performance of Duruflé Requiem with guest organist Timothy Tikker joined by soloists Jamie Platte, Alto and Peter Sims, Baritone. The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Chorus, under […]

Construction City…

Pictured: Work continues at the corner of Main and State Streets in downtown Harbor Springs, part of the city’s multi-year water and sewer system upgrade. The Main Street work, which will include the intersection of Main and Gardner as well, will last into June. Traffic is being detoured off Main to Third Street. Work continues in the Fourth Street area […]

Biking events planned in May as lead-up to Smart Commute Emmet

In the lead-up to the week of Smart Commute Emmet, area bike shops will be offering free events to get everyone ready for the biking season! A bike rodeo will be held on Saturday, May 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Harbor Springs Tim Bondy location, 930 State Street. The instructors will be […]