Exchange student reflects on a year in Harbor Springs

Editor’s note: Harbor Springs High School was fortunate enough to welcome Line Moret, a foreign exchange student from Switzerland, for the 2014-2015 school year. Moret lived with Rochelle, Mike and Charlotte Cullip (Charlotte was a foreign exchange student in Germany as a sophomore and is a Class of 2015 graduate). Jumping into school activities and northern Michigan experiences with enthusiasm […]

Playground designs to be presented June 15

With school ending for the 2014-2014 academic year, the Harbor Springs Public School District is gearing up to get a new playground in place at Shay Elementary. The old structure, designed and built by the community two decades ago, was removed in the fall due to arsenic leaching issues with the wood. Now, the community is being asked for input […]

Book Festival adds experienced literary program director

Editor’s Note: I’m fortunate enough to be on the Harbor Springs Festival of the Book board of directors, and a member of the literary committee that hired Ann Binney. The passion she exudes and the incredible well of information she brings to our organization has elevated us in ways we could not have imagined. Selected from an incredible and talented […]

Harbor Springs Class of 2015 graduates

Although rain kept the Class of 2015 inside for commencement on Sunday, June 7, there was still plenty of pomp and circumstance as these Harbor Springs High School students officially became alumni. Harbor Springs High School principal, Susan Jacobs, said these graduates will be missed as they move on to the next chapter of their lives.”They need a shirt designed […]

Class of 2026 takes part in ‘Harbor Rocks’

The Harbor Springs graduating Class of 2026 (not a typo!) recently visited the waterfront for one of the town’s most wonderful traditions: Harbor Rocks.Started three years as part of the Harbor Springs Public Schools’ Learn Local initiative, the event defines what it means to grow up here– bookending each student’s K-12 experience along the water alongside caring community members. Kindergartners […]

Harbor Springs…Now and Then

If you know anything about me, it is that I love animals. In fact, given a choice, I often prefer the company of animals. I am the one at the cocktail party talking to the dog. Preston McGregor can vouch for that; Kate and I had a wonderful time chatting last week. My love for animals has been sorely tested […]

Community Diary

70th Wedding AnniversaryCongratulations and best wishes to George & Marilynn Soukup on the occasion of their 70th Wedding Anniversary! The Soukups were married in Chicago on June 8, 1945, and live in Arlington Heights, IL. They’re in town to celebrate with their daughter and son-on-law, Candy & Bill Brennan, as well as honor dear friend, Bill Soellner, on his June […]

Historical Society’s Blessing of the Fleet and Summer White Party scheduled for June 24

The Harbor Springs Historical Society invites the community to celebrate traditions old and new with the third annual Blessing of the Fleet and Summer White Party on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Events will begin with the Blessing of the Fleet on the harbor at 6:15 p.m. and will be followed by the Summer White Party to be held at the […]

About Town…Area Event Listings

Harbor Springs Sk8 ParkDinner and a Movie Night on Friday nights, from 6-8 pm. Participants interested in attending the event will pay $5 for pizza, pop, and a dessert. The Movie is free. The June 19 movie will be How to train Your Dragon 2. Check with the Sk8 Park for the full schedule of the season’s activities. Hours and […]

Movie Review: Spy

Finally, a comedy that actually made me laugh. It’s raunchy, it’s quick and it is frequently funny with a great cast, all of whom do an excellent job, but it is Melissa McCarthy’s movie to carry and she does so admirably.One complaint, before I get started. This movie was about two hours long. It would have been about an hour […]