2022-11-02 E-Edition

MDOT: Southbound M-119 on bluff will remain closed all winter


A washout of M-119 in September caused the closing of a portion of the road along the bluff just north of downtown Harbor Springs. The Michigan Department of Transportation said in an email interview this week that southbound traffic will remain detoured until spring when the department can fix the situation. “We are still in the process of designing a […]

Voters head to polls Nov. 8

Voters head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm. Completed absentee ballots should be received by your city or township clerk by 8 p.m. on Election Day. At this point, it is recommended that if you have not already mailed your absentee ballot, it should be turned by hand-delivering the […]

School board candidates offer introductions


There are three seats up for election on the Harbor Springs Board of Education this year; voting ends when polls close on Tuesday, November 8. Board of Education terms are four years. Incumbents Diane Novak and Brad Backus are running for reelection. Also on the ballot this November are Mike Vandermus and Tom Varner. The Harbor Light reached out to […]

City Council to meet at noon on Monday, Nov. 7


The Harbor Springs City Council, will meet on Monday, Nov. 7, at a special time, 12pm (noon) in City Council Chambers at City Hall, off Zoll Street. The change from the usual meeting time of 7 pm is to all city staff time to set up for the election on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The meetings are open to the public. […]

Harbor Springs girls take cross country regional title for first time since 2016

Boys take third; both teams advance to state meet

As the Harbor Springs girls Cross Country team stood on the starting line of the Regional Championship meet on Saturday, October 29, they knew they had a tough race ahead. While the team was ranked fourth in the state in Division IV coming into the meet, they’d be going head to head with Johannesburg-Lewiston, the number two ranked team. It […]

Great Lakes Center for the Arts announces new joint leadership team

Area Arts Organizations

The Great Lakes Center for the Arts announced Kassia Perpich will join its leadership team in the newly created role of Associate Director in January 2023. She will report directly to Matthew Kacergis who will serve as Executive Director, a position he’s held on an interim basis for much of 2022. Ms. Perpich has worked at the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area […]

Arts Center elects six new board members; recognizes Volunteers of the Year

On September 27, 2022, Crooked Tree Arts Center held its annual member meeting. A new slate of officers was elected, as were six new board members representing diverse professional backgrounds: Kathleen A. Davis – Davis had a rewarding career with a nonprofit manufacturing organization, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers; and later with The Dow Chemical Company. She and her husband […]

Harbor Springs…Now and Then

Musings, memories & news about you

If I had one wish right now, it might be that the Pinocchio syndrome afflicted all politicians. Wouldn’t it be far more entertaining and less irritating, if during a debate for example, their noses grew each time they lied. They’d run out of room on the stage within a very short time. Can you tell that I am, as I’m […]

Letter to the Editor

Park has been place for kids forever To the Editor: To the community: The cannon park, as we all know it to be called, has been a place for kids forever. Tossing frisbees, footballs, playing keep-away and even broom hockey has been played in that park. Kids have always climbed all over the cannon with no disrespect to the veterans […]