2022-10-19 E-Edition

Controlled burn last week part of long-term land management plan at Angell Farm

Sometimes where there is smoke and fire there is also a well thought out land management plan. Such is the case with Angell Farm of Harbor Springs, which hosted a controlled burn last week. Some may drive by the swath of land along M-119 and take for granted the photo worthy natural landscape it provides. What is now known as […]

Council approves 15-year DDA plan and amended TIF

Harbor Springs

Harbor Springs City Council approved the Downtown Development Authority’s Downtown Development plan and Amended TIF (Tax Increment Financing) plan during their meeting on Monday, October 17. The DDA director, Margo Damoose, presented its request for a renewal and amendment of a 15 year Downtown Development Plan, as well as an updated TIF plan during a public hearing earlier this month. […]

Trails Council convenes new group to help with Wheelway project options

Emmet County

When will the Wheelway be fixed?” That’s one of the most frequent questions at the Packy Offield Trail Center, headquarters of Top of Michigan Trails Council (TOMTC) in Petoskey. In 2020, the combination of high Lake Michigan water levels at the bottom and a high water table at the top destabilized the slope enough to collapse the trail in its […]

Newest Leadership Little Traverse class convenes

The newest class of Leadership Little Traverse (LLT) convened in September at Camp Daggett to launch their nine-month leadership journey. The LLT Class of 2022-23 will be the 22nd class to complete the program which now boasts an alumni base of more than 300. This year’s class of 15 was chosen from over 20 applicants. Class members are chosen based […]


Thank you everyone for an amazing outdoor market season! I am so thankful for the support the Farmers Market has received. Support from vendors, customers, local area businesses, and our community as a whole. Back in May, I submitted a document to the city with an estimated daily attendance of 500-1500. I was a little off, but never expected how […]

College adds ‘Fast Track’ welding program

North Central Michigan College (NCMC) continues to expand its lineup of Fast Track career programs with the addition of a new welding program. The nine-week program teaches basic skills in welding and metal fabrication, leading to American Welding Society certifications in gas metal arc welding and shielded metal arc welding. “Our new welding Fast Track program includes quality, in-person curriculum, […]

Chamber of Commerce presents annual Harbor Stars awards

Nearly 300 people gathered at the October 4 Harbor Stars community celebration, hosted by the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, to honor a host of nominees and winners. Tom Trautman was named Citizen of the Year. He is a longtime coach of Harbor Springs Middle School Ski Team, former President of the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce board, […]

Harbor Springs…Now and Then

Musings, memories & news about you

I can’t speak for anyone else but I suspect it will be a considerable length of time before I don’t take a quick inhale when I see the vacant lot where La Senorita stood. Of course, I still refer to that area as Kegomic and I’ve been known to send people to Giantway to pick up groceries for me, so […]

Letters to the Editor

Appreciate, depend on Police Department To the Editor: To say our Harbor Springs police officers serve and protect doesn’t come close to the compassionate care they showed my husband and me during the final months of his life. Ken fell repeatedly, often in the middle of the night. When I called 911, one of our officers arrived in minutes. Many […]