Northern Michigan (NM) sailboat celebrates 80 years

Long and storied history for boat cherished by so many

The Northern Michigan sailboat, known to sailors in these parts as the NM, is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. The fleet is a familiar site to anyone who has spent time during the summer in Harbor Springs. “It’s a boat conceived and designed as ideal for day sailing and racing, ” explained accomplished sailor and owner of Irish Boat […]

Council to hold hearing on DDA plan Aug. 4

During a meeting Monday, July 21, City Council set a public hearing on the revised Downtown Development Authority plan for August 4 at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers. The plan outlines the authority’s goals and objectives, and the hearing gives community members an opportunity to make comment prior to its approval.A copy of the proposed DDA Plan is available […]

Lights out across the bay initiative planned for July 29

The Northwest Michigan region enjoys the unique and prestigious distinction of being home to one of just a dozen International Dark Sky Parks in the United States, and one of just 17 now in the world, at Emmet County’s Headlands park property.That means all of Northern Michigan revels in the beauty created by protection of the night sky, and Emmet […]

Annual Regatta reaches capacity this year

A forest of masts, marina lawns covered with bright colored sails, race flags snapping in the breeze– the telltale signs of the annual Little Traverse Yacht Club’s “Ugotta Regatta” have arrived in downtown Harbor Springs.Now in its 55th year, the LTYC Regatta– July 25-27–has earned its place as one of the Great Lakes most beloved sailing experiences. Following a several […]

Who will drive the ambulance?

Editor’s Note: The Emmet County Board of Commissioners is considering changing the way it funds emergency medical services. An Ambulance Advisory Committee, which includes County Commissioners Larry Cassidy (chair), Les Atchison, and Shawn Wonnacott, as well as a number of other community members, has been studying the issue for some time now. It has been determined the county will own […]

Letter: Help with Senior Housing

To the Editor:My wife and I have been part-time residents of Harbor Springs for many years. We are both constantly amazed at the dedication and generosity we see every summer by the members of this community. There are numerous fundraisers, all for worthy local causes…. It is this strong sense of community that is a key to our annual return. […]

Two file for Harbor Springs Council seats; Five file for three school board seats

With two seats open for Harbor Springs City Council, current councilman Matt Bugera, and current term-limited Mayor, Alan Dika, will run unopposed in the November election. The sole candidate for mayor on the ballot is current council member, Pringle Pfeifer.For the Harbor Springs School Board election, five people filed for three open seats. Incumbants Rob Fuhrman and Tim Davis both […]

Harbor Springs…Now and Then

Since we finally had summer last week, I had a chance to drive my convertible. Like me, it is old and has issues but it is fun to drive and because I am far too cool to drive it with the top down and windows up, there haven’t been many opportunities this year. As I was driving it, I thought […]

Farmers Market Report

U Gotta Regatta….and you gotta come to the downtown Harbor Springs Farmers Market! We are welcoming new vendors, fresh lavender from Cornerwood Farm and hot sauce (along with Saturday honey) from Brown Family Farm. Another new vendor is in the offing with natural organic cleaning products, so watch for that, too. It’s a big week in town and at market– […]

About Town…Area Events

Street Musique Thursday evenings, all summer from 7-9 pm. The streets of downtown Harbor Springs will be filled with many different styles of music offered block to block, Music can be enjoyed while eating ice cream with the kids or just strolling on a nice summer evening walk. Also children’s activities from magic shows and balloon animals to face painting […]