2019-08-21 E-Edition

Sailor from all-female racing crew visits Harbor Springs

Harbor Springs
Movie about around-theworld race documents historic voyage

Maiden, the movie about the first female crew to sail the Whitbread around the world race, has been seen by two million people. That is an impressive number considering its very limited release. It sailed into the Lyric Theater on Thursday night, Aug. 15, with a special evening featuring one of the original crew members, Dawn Riley. Since then, the […]

Federal judge dismisses Odawa lawsuit last week


In a sudden turn of events, a federal judge last week ruled against the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians and dismissed the lawsuit against the State of Michigan. In a 51-page opinion, United States District Judge Paul Maloney found that contested parts of Emmet and Charlevoix Counties do not fall under U.S. Supreme Court definitions of a tribal […]

Man drowns in Little Traverse Bay Saturday

Emmet County

A 71-year old Alabama man drowned Saturday, August 17, in Little Traverse Bay. According to the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 5:15 pm, they responded to a possible drowning The victim in the incident had finished sailing and, while the boat was being moored, a dinghy got loose and began to drift away. The man jumped into the water […]

Back to school Tuesday, Sept. 3

Students will head back to school in northern Michigan on Sept. 3. Harbor Springs students will have a full day schedule. There will also be a community open house for Harbor Springs schools on Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 5-6:30 pm at Shayground.

Plan ahead for this year’s Mackinac Bridge Walk

Building on the success of the 2018 event, the 2019 Mackinac Bridge Annual Walk on Sept. 2 will again allow participants to start from St. Ignace or Mackinaw City, walking half the bridge and back, the entire length, or even crossing it twice. A video, posted on the MBA website at www.Mackinac- Bridge.org/Walk, explains the bridge walk schedule and the […]

Zoll Street reopened

Traffic has returned to Zoll Street following weeks of closure, part of the city’s effort to address floodplain concerns. The street was lowered, recurbed and then repaved, to allow for potential flood waters to go out to Little Traverse Bay. The next phase of the project will require closure of M-119 as it comes down the hill from Hoyt St. […]

Youth Advisory Committee celebrates 25 years

Imagine the opportunity, as a 14-year-old high school student, to be part of something completely new, a chance to participate in and give back to one’s community and to make decisions for its future. Jennifer Zeisler had just that chance when, as a freshman at Alanson-Littlefield High School, as it was known in the early 1990s, she received a letter […]

Harbor Springs…Now and Then

Musings, memories & news about you

Speaking strictly for me, this past weekend was tiring. It was so much and very much worth the effort, but I still know I’m not as young as I once was when I realize how long it takes me to recover. Thanks to everyone who came out to the Alumni Reunion on Saturday night, we had an amazing turnout, and […]

Market Days…

Farmers Market days bring something to interest everyone, even our four legged friends. Right: Local pupper Cheif picks a flower as he visits the market on main street. Below: An open air painter recreates the well known scenes of downtown.