Arctic temperatures lead to Michigan ‘state of emergency’; tips for dealing with region’s bitter cold weather

Northern Michigan

It’s safe to say that winter has arrived in Harbor Springs. Arctic temperatures, high winds, and lots of snow continue to fill the forecast. Tuesday morning, January 29, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an order declaring a state of emergency in Michigan to help address threats to public health and safety related to the sub-zero temperatures forecasted over the next few […]

Emmet County NLEA will no longer provide services in Emmet County

County’s decision to decline membership fee amount leads to withdrawal from economic development group

It appears the economic development agency, Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA), will no longer provide services within Emmet County. At a meeting earlier this month, the Emmet County Board of Commissioners rescinded a motion made in December to accept proposed membership fees for 2019 in NLEA. They did, however, direct staff to continue negotiations with the organization. In a release […]

US-31 road project in Petoskey to begin soon

Detours could begin in March

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced last week that it plans to begin a major road reconstruction along one of the busier stretches of highway in Emmet County. Plans are for initial work to begin Monday, Feb. 4, on reconstruction of US-31 from Petoskey’s Mitchell St. Bridge north to the start of the BayView community. In a news release […]

Rather timely… Ice Festival coming to Harbor Springs Feb. 8-9

Suffering from a case of Cabin Fever? The below zero temperatures and winter storms have kept everyone curled up inside where it’s safe and warm. But there’s hope. TheWeather Channel predicts that temperatures may reach 20 degrees just in time for the First Annual Harbor Springs Ice Festival, to take place Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9. The festival […]

Great Lakes Energy announces fiber network construction plans

Great Lakes Energy (GLE) has announced construction plans for its fiber network starting this spring in parts of Emmet and Charlevoix counties. The construction will expand availability of Truestream fiber internet and voice services to thousands of rural residents who do not have access to fiber at their home or business. The fiber network delivers download speeds up to 1 […]

Next Harbor History Talk to feature Harbor Springs Library Feb. 21

In 1894, a local newspaper advertised a gathering to study the possibility of starting a reading room in Harbor Springs. Now, 125 years later, the Harbor Springs Library is still open and thriving on the corner of Main and Spring Street and is one of the only community-funded public libraries in the country. Join the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society […]

Harbor Springs…Now and Then

Musings, memories & news about you

There was a time when I was all in for the Super Bowl. I’d either throw a party or go to a party and I actually cared who won. That feeling has been eroded for me over the years and I wonder if any of the rest of you feel the same way. I was a Steelers groupie, I traveled […]

The Mule

At the Movies

Full disclosure, I love Clint Eastwood, when I hear the phrase “an American treasure”, he is the person who first comes to mind. And I have been waiting very patiently for this movie. And before I get to the movie, may I also say that I hope I am competent enough to do half of what he does at 89. […]

Correction noted on Emmet County Board of Commissioners article

In article published in the Jan. 16 edition of the Harbor Light on the Emmet County Board of Commissioners, it was mistakenly reported that commissioner Jim Kargol voted no on the decision to rescind an earlier motion to offer to pay 2019 membership fees to the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance. It was commissioner David White who voted no. The following […]

Student News

Lake Superior State University has announced its Dean’s List for Fall, 2018. Included on the list is Kassidy Hadix of Harbor Springs, daughter of Tami and Jesse Hadix. Hadix is a psychology major who is president of the LSSU Psychology Club; president of Student Educators Against Sexual Assault; secretary of Psi Chi; member of the National Society of Leadership and […]