Pellston Airport awarded $5 million grant for new facility

Special to Harbor Light NewspaperPellston Regional Airport has been awarded a $5 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to be used toward construction of a Snow Removal Equipment and Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting facility (SRE/ARFF).The grant award was announced on August 18 by the office of Congressman Bart Stupak, who represents the 1st District, which includes Emmet County.Jim […]

A View from Above: Photos of Harbor Springs from radio-controlled airplane will benefit those in need

By BRADY DONNELLYHarbor Light NewspaperThe sight has grown to be a familiar one: a small unmanned plane, wings of red, yellow, and orange, casting a shadow on Main Street as it flies over downtown Harbor Springs. Those on the ground crane their necks and look toward it, unaware of perhaps its most notable feature – the plane has a camera […]

City infrastructure projects moving ahead

As the school year approaches, the city of Harbor Springs is working to wrap up its water and sewer projects closest to the school buildings.City manager Tom Richards offered an update on construction projects as of Tuesday, Aug. 24.The State Street project, which has caused a detour around the intersection with Lake Street, in front of the Middle School, was […]

Labor Day fun run planned

There is yet another chance to get out and run along the waterfront in Harbor Springs. A new Labor Day fun run , sponsored by The Outfitter and Merrell, is planned for Monday, Sept. 6 at 8:00 am. The out-and-back five mile run will begin and end at Zorn Park, near the city beach, and follow Bay Street and Beach […]

High School AD resigns

By KATE BASSETTHarbor Light NewspaperThe Harbor Springs Public Schools administrative team will start the year short one member, as athletic director Scott Cochran resigned this week.Cochran, who also served as the assistant principal of the high school, has accepted a job as kindegarten-12 grade Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator for Midland Public Schools.“I worked with a great number of wonderful people […]

Local Business Corner

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Orchestra names new director

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Nancy Koski as executive director. Koski served as deputy administrator in 2009 and has been the orchestra manager since 2006.Koski will assume the position in September and coordinate the celebration of the GLCO 2010-2011 Season with Maestro Matthew Hazelwood. The GLCO Board has also appointed John Van Patten […]

Petoskey Chamber announces Art in Park award winner

Fiber artist Samuel Yao of Ann Arbor was awarded Best of Show honors on Saturday, July 17, at Petoskey’s Art in the Park. Yao was chosen for the top honor from more than 130 artists.In recognition of his work, Yao received $300, a purple ribbon, and an invitation to participate next year. Penny Kristo, owner of Shadetree Stained Glass Studio, […]

Green economy panel discussion Aug. 30

On Monday, August 30, numerous experts in business, education and training, labor, and community organization currently working to create a green economy will gather at the UAW Family Education Center on Black Lake to discuss Michigan’s new green economy.The panel discussion is dedicated to transforming ideas into action and building a revitalized green economy that creates jobs and preserves Michigan’s […]

Letters to the Editor

Express Yourself The Harbor Light newspaper invites, welcomes and encourages expression of the opinions of our readers for publication in our Letters category. Letters may be on any subject of current local concern. The Letters section is not intended for letters of thanks (except in unusual circumstances approved by the publisher). Thank you letters are required to be paid personal […]