Harbor Springs ski teams take third and fourth at State Championship

Harbor Springs had a tough day on the slopes at the Division II State Championship at Boyne Highlands on Monday, February 27, with the boys finishing in fourth place and girls finishing in third.The teams, which both won the Regional Championship title this season, performed well in one discipline– the girls actually won the giant slalom portion of the meet– […]

The politics and partisanship driving legislation to eliminate Common Core in Michigan

Editor’s Note: This is the second part of an analysis of House Bill 4192. An in-depth analysis of the bill was presented in part one of this series on public education last week and is available to read online, www.harborlightnews.com, or by emailing editor Kate Bassett. By Kate Bassett,Harbor Light NewspaperHouse Bill 4192, currently being considered by the Michigan Competitiveness […]

Birding trail here set to launch in spring

By CHAO YAN, Capital News ServiceThe Northwest Lower Peninsula is a paradise for birdwatchers.Piping plovers, on the endangered species list, and the snowy owl nest there in the winter. The region is a stopover for thousands of birds on their way to breeding grounds.The Petoskey Regional Audubon Society, in partnership with local conservancies, plans to celebrate the launch the Sunset […]

Letter: ‘Anti-growth’

To the Editor:Having recently had an interaction with the zoning appeals process in the city I am prompted to comment once again on the deeply embedded anti-growth and development policies of our zoning code. In 1976 the city adopted a very standardized code and overlaid it onto a very unique and highly evolved town. I am mystified by our persistent […]

Letter: ‘Disappointed’

To The Editor:I was disappointed to receive my copy of your publication for the week of February 15-21, 2017. Three pages were devoted to proclaiming the good works of the Planned Parenthood organization. They shrewdly position themselves as some sort of benevolent provider of health care services for women. This is an outright deception by the country’s largest abortion provider. […]

Letter: ‘Puff piece’

To the Editor:In her recent Harbor Light article entitled “Local Planned Parenthood a key provider of healthcare to area women” (February 15-21 issue), Kate Bassett has given us a perfect example of what is widely labeled a “puff piece.” The flattering content of the article makes it appear to be a Planned Parenthood press release or letter to its donors. […]

Harbor Springs…Now and Then

Is it just me or does it seem that there are sirens going on almost constantly? My office is in Petoskey and I swear that a day doesn’t go by without hearing sirens wailing or seeing fire trucks or ambulances screaming by. I know that we were out in the country when I was young, but I remember hearing a […]

Hill House Showcase Concert set for April 15

Joshua Davis will headline the Hill House Showcase Concert, which also includes Robinson & Rohe and Three Thirds, at Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey on Saturday, April 15. The concert is being presented by Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology in partnership with Blissfest Music Organization. Since 2010, artists from all over the world have been traveling to Northern […]

‘Less Sugar’ cooking demo March 9

In recognition of March being National Nutrition Month, McLaren Northern Michigan will provide a free “Tastes Better with Less Sugar” cooking demonstration on Thursday, March 9 from 5:15-6:15 p.m. at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, 820 Arlington Avenue in Petoskey.McLaren Northern Michigan registered dietitians, Mary Fisher, RD, and Elizabeth Kasbow, RD, will showcase their knowledge, […]

Off-season training paying off with in-season success for golf teams

While a cold winter wind blew outside on a recent weekday afternoon, inside at Shot Maker’s indoor golf range, high school golfers were busy practicing their swings under the watchful eyes of Harbor Springs High School boys and girls golf coach Pete Kelbel and assistant coach Shaun Bezilla. The young golfers all made a commitment to show up at least […]