Ugotta Regatta: Big sailing weekend ahead

A forest of masts on the city docks, a horizon of colorful spinnakers on Lake Michigan, and a town full of folks who keep a keen eye on the late morning breezes…It must be Regatta weekend in Harbor Springs. The 56th annual UGotta Regatta, hosted by Little Traverse Yacht Club, will sail into town Friday, July 29-Sunday, July 31. As […]

Lyric Theatre opens its doors; begins movies this week

The new Lyric Theatre on Main Street in downtown Harbor Springs opened its doors to the entire community for the first time Sunday, July 24. Preceded by a brief ribbon cutting ceremony, the doors to the new three-theater building were opened and people streamed in, touring the 190-plus, 40-, and 20-plus seat theaters and a beautiful granite-counter concession stand. More […]

Five file for Harbor Springs School Board

As of press time on Tuesday, July 26, five people had filed to run for four seats on the Harbor Springs Board of Education. The deadline to file was 4 p.m. on July 26.Incumbents Shauna Bezilla, Paul Fairbairn, Bryan Lauer, and Gary Morse all filed to run in the November election. Newcomer Matthew Calnen also filed to run for a […]

Letter: Vote for new commissioners…

To the Editor:Please, Emmet County voters, get out and vote August 2nd for new commissioners who will be better stewards of our future tax monies before we are taxed off our homesteads. Some of the commissioners, at this time, do not know what a budget is or how to follow it. Their history on construction projects, at this time, show […]

Letter: Change the commission

To the Editor:Char-Em United Way has been working to improve lives in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties for over 70 years. Moving people to and from school, work and recreational activities in a rural area is more than just a nice thing to do, it is an economic necessity. For those without the ability to drive or means to support owning […]

Letter: Opposed to tax proposal

To the Editor:The upcoming August 2, 2016 primary election includes a separate county tax limitation proposal which as stated ‘shall separate tax limitations which shall not exceed 7.8 mils for a period of 4 years. Sounds pretty good. Until by digging you uncover the facts left out. If passed this proposal would override the Headlee Amendment which limits government spending. […]

In Memoriam: An inspiration to so many…

There are people in the community who touch the lives of many others, of their family, their friends, and their co-workers. Then there are those who touch the lives of a multitude of people; Lora (Blakemore) Erxleben was one of those people. I wish that I had the privilege of knowing Lora better; she was a classmate of my husband’s […]

Harbor Springs…Now and Then

You know one of the benefits of being that classmate who never moved away? Everyone can find you when they come back home to visit. I had the loveliest surprise last week and I’d like to share it. I’ve written before about staying with Laurie Beatty when her family lived over what is now the Pier. Laurie moved away when […]

NCMC to offer career academy to students grades 8-11 Aug. 16-18

North Central Michigan College and the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District are will offer a new career-focused, three-day career academy, Tuesday – Thursday, August 16-18 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The academy gives students an opportunity to explore manufacturing technologies as a career pathway, participate in tours of local manufacturers, plan a project and produce personalized products in […]

Raven Hill to host 5K run and 1-mile walk/run

Raven Hill Discovery Center is hosting its first 5K run and 1-mile fun run/walk. The 5k Raven Run begins at 9 am on Saturday, August 6, 2016, so get ready and start running! The entry fee for the 5k run is $20 per person and for the 1-mile fun run/walk, it is $5 per person. The Raven Run 5k takes […]