Father, son in the kitchen at New York Restaurant

In small towns like Harbor Springs, multi-generational family businesses are the backbone of the community. They often blend deep roots with new energy, offer ways for young people to remain or return to the area, and bring context and commitment to a place’s past, present, and future. That’s why Matt Bugera, owner of The New York Restaurant in downtown Harbor […]

Renowned child pyschologist to bring ‘Circle of Courage’ philosophy of communication with young people to Harbor Springs April 21

When it comes its children, Harbor Springs is a community that will always give time, resources, and care. That’s why Harbor Springs High School staff member Laura Chaney is so excited and hopeful about filling the Performing Arts Center for a free, hour-long event with world-renowned child psychologist, Larry Brendtro, on Thursday, April 21. “This community loves its children,” Chaney […]

City offering spring brush, leaf pick-up

Even though it currently looks like mid-winter in Harbor Springs, city crews are planning for the annual Spring Leaf and Brush Pick-Up April 18-May 31. Once the snow melts (warmer weather is in the forecast), residents/property owners in Harbor Springs can pile up their leaves, brush and yard waste for free removal, thanks to this city program. All materials (brush […]

Observations: Do Kids Really Count in Northern Michigan?

By John TerryThe 2016 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book has been released, providing an updated look at child and family well-being across Michigan. The numbers for Emmet and Charlevoix counties are cause for alarm. There were 1,100 kids living in poverty in Emmet County in 2014, a whopping 27 percent worse when compared to 2006 numbers. In Charlevoix County, […]

Letter: Preventing ‘a far-reaching and prevelant social issue’

Dear Editor:April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year, we invite community members to focus their attention on this important issue beyond a single month because the impacts are felt daily.Most people realize the traumatic and varied impact of sexual violence on survivors and their families. The entire community is also adversely affected by its presence. Sexual violence creates a […]

Harbor Springs…Now and Then

I swear this weather is wearing on everyone. I have never seen so many cranky looking robins in my life. I half expect to see them hitching a ride south with all their worldly belongings in a carpet bag Ah, well, it finally sounds like a break is coming and on a positive note, the lake levels seem to be […]

College offers lecture on ISIS April 21

North Central Michigan College will present a free international lecture, “From Convulsion to Caliphate: The Creation and Challenge of ISIS” on Thursday, April 21 at 1 p.m. in the Library Conference Center on the Petoskey campus.Where did ISIS come from and what can the United States do to limit its impact? What hurdles do we face in confronting this unique […]

About Town…Area Event Listings

Spring Events, Activities, and Places to VisitThe Little Traverse Conservancy is hosting the “Maple River Ramble” on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Philip C. Braun Nature Preserve in Pellston. To date, LTC has protected 1.5 miles of the Maple River, Emmet County’s premier trout stream and an important tributary of the Cheboygan River Watershed. Former staffer, trout […]

Movie Review: The Boss

This was a monster at the box office last weekend and I was really looking forward to seeing this, but I have to say that it really disappointed me. I love Melissa McCarthy, the trailers looked interesting and the premise sounded funny, but a premise is all they really had. It was like they said, “Let’s have Melissa be a […]