Holiday calendar filled with plenty of seasonal fun

The holidays in Northern Michigan are filled with time honored traditions, opportunities to gather, and chances to make a positive impact. From holiday open houses to artists markets and more, there’s plenty of good cheer happening here. Through-December 31Safe Home Harvest Food and Supply Drive: Help restock pantry shelves for the Women’s Resource Center’s Safe Home, which provides domestic abuse […]

Well-known area restaurateur to open in former Juilleret’s building

Pierson's Grille and Spirits looks to open in early 2017

The name Chandler Symons is equated with great food up north. The owner of the downtown Petoskey staples, Chandler’s and Symons General Store, will be bringing another of his most popular restaurant concepts– Pierson’s Grille and Spirits– to Harbor Springs as early as January, 2017. Pierson’s original home was at the base of Boyne Mountain, and quickly became known as […]

Only returning county commissioner sees well-prepared group of newcomers taking over; expects more transparent governance going forward

Four years ago, Little Traverse Township supervisor Bill Dohm approached resident Charlie MacInnis about running for his district’s seat (District 2, which includes Little Traverse Township, City of Harbor Springs, and small portion of Bear Creek Township) on the Emmet County Board of Commissioners. MacInnis says with a laugh that he remembers exactly where he was standing in the Harbor […]

Harbor Springs…Now and Then

Sometimes I need to be reminded of how glorious the human spirit truly is. Last week, I saw the movie Denial and that brought to mind all of the victims of the Holocaust, those who survived and those who did not, and the strength it took them, strength of body but more importantly strength of mind. On a more current […]

CTAC School of Ballet presents ‘The Nutcracker’ Dec. 17-18

The Crooked Tree Arts Center School of Ballet presents “The Nutcracker” at the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center once again this holiday season on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17-18. CTAC School of Ballet Artistic Director Heather Raue and CTAC dance instructor Karrie Benedict have choreographed, expanded, and reinvented scenes from the classic ballet to engage and entertain audiences of all […]

Movie Review: Arrival

I love Amy Adams. I am not a big fan of sci-fi, but this one looked like a little different take on an old subject, so why not give it a shot?Twelve alien crafts appear in different locations around the world and it would behoove the powers that be to learn to communicate with them rather than to just assume […]

About Town…Area Event Listings

Holiday EventsMerry Makers Marketplace, December 2 will take place at Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey on December 2-3. Artists from across the Midwest with beautiful, hand-crafted gifts and goods. For more information, please contact the Crooked Tree Arts Center at 231-347-4337 or visit The Crooked Tree Arts Center is located at 461 E. Mitchell Street, downtown Petoskey.Downtown Petoskey Holiday Open […]

Ski hills were able to open for Thanksgiving weekend

The first snow of the season hit just in time for the ski hills to open Thanksgiving weekend. Nubs Nob, Boyne Highlands, and Boyne Mountain all welcomed skiers and riders back to the slopes on Thursday and remained open– despite less than winterish weather– through Sunday. Area hills are now closed for the week, with hopes to reopen for the […]

Goodwill collection bin benefits Harbor Springs Food Pantry

When Kristen Talaga of Goodwill Northern Michigan from Traverse City was given permission a few years ago to place a Goodwill Collection bin on the property of the Harbor Springs IGA, a connection was made that has benefited the Harbor Springs Community Food Pantry. At that time, Suzanne Hug, owner of the Harbor Springs IGA, was aware of some concerns […]

Varsity football team enjoyed successful 2017 season

Harbor Springs Football coach Rob Walker has had time to reflect on a somewhat roller coaster season– starting off struggling to win and ending up being awarded an at-large spot in the playoffs– and he said he could not be more proud of his 2016 team.”Starting 0-3 is not where we wanted to be, but we felt that we played […]