Residents voice concerns over floodplain map, mitigation plan

Harbor Springs

Harbor Springs City Council Chambers was standing room only on Monday, March 18, as residents poured in to hear a review of the city’s proposal for mitigating FEMA’s floodplain map expansion. While not an official public hearing, a question and answer session was held for the crowd. Just-retired city manager, Tom Richards, returned to the Council table for the presentation […]

Council chooses city manager

Vermont resident selected from three finalists
Harbor Springs

The Harbor Springs City Council officially hired a new city manager during their meeting on Monday, March 18. Victor Sinadinoski, a 32- year old who currently is serving as director of planning and economic development for the town of Milton in Vermont, was the Council’s top choice for the position. The search process for a new city manager culminated with […]

Grant will help school district upgrade security

School District
Part of overall updating of physical spaces, processes

Harbor Springs Public Schools received a $208,000 grant from the Michigan State Police to upgrade the district’s safety and security. Superintendent Michael Behrmann stressed the grant was just the beginning of a long process of updating processes and physical spaces to best prepare for emergency situations. The grant proposal covered several key needs for the district, however, including school emergency […]

Annual Mackinaw Raptor Fest provides fun way to learn about, see migration

Northern Michigan

Every year at this time, a natural occurrence takes place here in Northern Michigan and many are completely unaware. In fact, it has already begun. The spring migration of birds and raptors has started with the first wave of golden eagles. The Mackinaw Raptor Fest celebrates this natural phenomenon. “The first to come are the golden and bald eagles,” Kathy […]

Three Emmet County paramedics complete critical care emergency training

Emmet County Emergency Medical Services boosted its level of expertise in February after three of the department’s paramedics completed training in University of Maryland, Baltimore County Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program (CCEMTP). Dave Davis, Michelle Hitner and Mikayla Thorman finished 100 hours of continuing education and passed an exam last month to earn certification in the CCEMTP from UMBC. […]

Coyote sightings rise during spring breeding season

This time of year, it’s not uncommon to hear about an uptick in coyote sightings around the state. That’s because coyotes are more visible during their breeding season ( January to March), as well as in the spring and summer months when they’re caring for pups. Coyotes are extremely adaptable and can be found just about everywhere: in forests, fields, […]

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Thank you to Rick, Matt, Daniel, Tyler, Steve and Ray from the Harbor Springs Fire Department who rushed to my home in Harbor Springs on March 15, 2019 when my carbon monoxide detector told me to “evacuate!” After checking the gas fireplace, furnace, outside and inside they told me I couldn’t stay in my home that night. […]

Harbor Springs…Now and Then

Musings, memories & news about you

Tennyson said that “In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” That may be true for young men, but for me and many others, my thoughts turn to basketball. I get more nostalgic in the spring than at any other time of the year; there are so many great memories from spring from prom to […]

Spring Boarding!

There is no better sign of spring than carnivals at the ski resorts here. Last Saturday, March 16, under partly sunny skies, Boyne Highlands hosted its Krazy Daze. Plenty of folks lined up to ski across (or into) the pond during the Slush Cup competition. Nub’s Nob hosts its spring fling, Mardi Gras, on Saturday, March 23. (Harbor Light Newspaper […]

Taking down the holiday lights…

Signs of spring have been popping up around town, literally. City Electric Department crews used the bucket truck to take down the lights along Main Street this past week.