2022-06-22 E-Edition

Five historic boats set to participate in Blessing of the Fleet activities next week

Five historic maritime vessels will figure prominently in next week’s Blessing of the Fleet activities: the Odawa canoe Jiimaan, the 1800s replica schooner Madeline, the Isle Royale Queen III and two luxury yachts, the Canim and Elegante. The Little Traverse Bay Band’s 12-paddler Jiimaan, or canoe in the Odawa language, will once again lead the Blessing of the Fleet boat […]

City will contract with Historical Society to operate Blackbird Museum this summer

If funds are available, goal is to renovate, update historic building

The Harbor Springs City Council has agreed to contract with the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society to oversee operation of the Andrew J. Blackbird Museum through the end of 2022. The council accepted the $34,000 proposal at its meeting Monday, June 20. In a memo to city council, city manager Victor Sinadinoski reviewed the process and situation with the city-owned […]

Superintendent reflects on time here as he retires at end of month

School District

In the spring of 2018, the Harbor Springs Board of Education hired Micahel Behrmann to become the district’s new superintendent. The very first interactions with Behrmann, who is set to retire June 30, 2022, made it clear he was going to be a wonderful addition to the district. “There are some folks who just seem to get it– that intangible […]

DNR reminds swimmers of new safety restrictions at state beaches

If your plans include swimming, especially along the Great Lakes, be sure to brush up on beach safety before anyone goes near the water! In an ongoing effort to create more protections for  visitors, Land Use Order 5.1.6 now prohibits people from accessing the water from a state-managed beach when risks to human health and safety are present, such as […]

Farmers Market Report

It has come to my attention that I have to clarify some details about recent events on Main Street. The Harbor Springs Farmers Market is a politically and religiously neutral organization! Our mission is to create awareness of our local food economy, support small farms and locally sourced food businesses, to provide opportunities for local entrepreneurs, educate our youth, and […]

College offering Corrections Officer Academy

To help address the need for qualified corrections officers regionally and statewide, North Central Michigan College will host a four-week Local Corrections Officer Academy beginning July 18. Funding provided by Michigan Works! and Michigan Learning & Education Advancement Program grants will cover a portion or all of the $1,500 tuition. Academy graduates will learn the skills necessary to maintain safety […]

Women’s Resource Center seeking Tribute award nominations

Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRCNM) is seeking Tribute award nominations from community members to help celebrate extraordinary individuals making a positive difference in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet and Otsego counties; the organization’s service area. The nomination deadline is Friday, September 23. Tribute began nearly a decade ago as a community recognition event and a Women’s Resource Center of […]

Harbor Springs…Now and Then

Musings, memories & news about you

If you know anything about me, you can probably guess that I think it is such a wonderful thing to introduce animals into a child’s life, early and often. I truly believe it can really shape their characters as they come to understand taking care of another being, being gentle and compassionate and responsible. This morning I would like to […]

Letter to the Editor

Voting yes to Headlee override To the Editor: After attending several meetings and reviewing the impact of the Headlee Amendment on the city’s financial position, I am voting YES to override the Headlee Amendment on August 2, 2022. A few facts that I learned: -Due to the effects of the Headlee Amendment, the City of Harbor Springs’ millage rate has […]