Rain, wind fail to dampen running spirit of half marathon, 10K

While race organizers were likely glued to weather radars in the 12 hours before the Little Traverse Half Marathon started, the worst rains and winds cleared before the starting gun went off in Bay Harbor. Runners were still all smiles as they began their 13.1 mile point-to-point trek to Harbor Springs, proving the beauty of the course and event volunteers […]

Discussion initiated on parking management options in downtown

It certainly is not a new discussion, but the subject of parking in downtown Harbor Springs got a fresh round of debate during a joint session of the Harbor Springs City Council, Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and Harbor Springs Planning Commission on Monday evening, Sept. 21.Brought to the table by city manager Tom Richards, the subject of parking has been […]

Get your ‘Taste of Harbor’ on Sat., Sept. 26

The Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce will once again present the annual Taste of Harbor Springs on Saturday, Sept. 26 from Noon-3 pm on the waterfront in downtown Harbor Springs.”Beyond being a great source of support for the local culinary trade & professionals, the Taste of Harbor Springs represents some of Northern Michigan’s finest eateries and continues to put […]

Group close to ‘Ultimate Trailhead’ acquisition; funds still needed

The Little Traverse Wheelway is the heart of this region’s trail system; more than 100,000 people a year use it (and that’s just during the non-snowy months), and studies estimate that folks using the trails account for some $750,000 in revenues for towns like Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and Alanson. “We’ve spoken with a number of people and businesses this year, […]

Michigan Trails Week celebrates outdoor opportunities here

Family bike rides, quiet woods walks, cross country runs and half-marathons– the list of uses and reasons to experience local trails could go on almost into infinity. With hundreds of miles of maintained trail systems, this region is a true trail-centred place, something worth celebrating this week in particular: it’s Michigan Trails Week.According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, […]

Health:Addressing childhood obesity with programs here in northern Michigan

Michigan has some of the highest obesity rates in the nation, with roughly a third of Michigan children considered overweight or obese. Close to home, the northwest Michigan region is significantly high.The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 12.7 million of U.S. children and adolescents aged 2 – 19 are obese. (Obesity is classified as […]

Health: Prostate Cancer Awareness month encourages screening

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month. The Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Northern Michigan is encouraging men who could be affected by prostate cancer to talk to their doctor about screening options.Those most frequently affected by prostate cancer are men age 50 to 75, or as young as 45 years with family history of the disease. Excluding skin cancers, prostate […]

Motivational speaker to offer presentation Sept. 30

Motivational speaker, comedian, and author Yvonne Conte will be in northern Michigan on Wednesday, September 30, offering a special presentation about how a good sense of humor is essential to living a healthy, well-balanced life.Conte uses good, clean, everyday occurrences to show how a witty attitude can improve healing, performance, and success, which creates a happier and healthier outlook on […]

Harvest Moon eclipse program at Dark Sky Park Sept. 27

This year’s Harvest Moon arrives under the spell of Earth’s shadow and will appear totally eclipsed everywhere east of the Rocky Mountains, including at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park in Mackinaw City. Join Headlands staff under the night sky starting Sunday evening, Sept. 27 through total eclipse phase and into the early hours of Monday, Sept. 28, as the […]

Harbor Springs…Now and Then

Sometimes listening to the news and reading the papers can be depressing, especially during an election cycle when it can be almost overwhelming. When I have the opportunity to share a positive story, I jump at the opportunity. I have one this week.Jan Parsons called me and ask me to stop by Bay Bluffs and meet one of the residents […]