2023-03-08 E-Edition

Author Porter Fox returns to Harbor Springs for two events this week


Author Porter Fox will be in town this week for two free events in conjunction with the Harbor Springs Festival of the Book community reads program, One Bay, One Book. Both events will be focused on his most recent book, The Last Winter. The first event, a book group discussion, will take place Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Little […]

County EMS responded to more than 5,300 calls in 2022

Emmet County

Emmet County’s EMS– the county-owned and operated ambulance service documented more than 5,300 calls for service in 2022, nearly 3,000 of which required 911 transport, according to the annual report recently presented to the Board of Commissioners this week. “The core of our mission is to respond to emergencies, and provide the best possible care we can to our county,” […]

Council checks in with city zoning code

Harbor Springs

During Harbor Springs City Council’s first monthly meeting in March, they did a Zoning Code review check-in with Planning Commission chair, Bill Mulder. Mulder was on hand to provide a status report on the Commission’s Zoning Code review project, and to confirm City Council was in-sync with the Planning Commission’s direction. “There are some new ideas in zoning, and some […]

County announces annual ‘spring break’ for recycling carts

Emmet County Recycling (ECR) announced this week that the annual “spring break” for select curbside recycling carts will begin on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. The break—from use of rolling black Papers, Boxes and Bags carts—applies only to households in Little Traverse, Bay Harbor, Bear Creek and Resort townships. Households and businesses within the city limits of Alanson, Petoskey or Harbor […]

Boardwalk work underway

The sight folks have been waiting to see (maybe dreading a little, too) has arrived in downtown Harbor Springs as the crew from Cupps Masonry and other contractors have started to demolish the old boardwalk connecting downtown Harbor Springs to the Bluff via Spring Street. The boardwalk has been closed since November, 2021 due to safety concerns. City Council recently […]

Northern Michigan Home and Outdoor Living Show March 17 and 18 in Petoskey

The 45th Annual Northern Michigan Home and Outdoor Living Show is taking place at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey on March 17 and 18. Times are Friday 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm. The show will feature about 70 booths with vendors showcasing home remodeling companies, outdoor living including landscaping and decks, home […]

Pancake Breakfast in Cross Village March 19

The days are getting longer with lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures so make plans to come for a great pancake breakfast at Holy Cross, Cross Village on Sunday, March 19th serving from 8:00-11:00am in the Fr. Al Parish Center. The breakfast will feature eggs, sausage, and all you can eat pancakes. Your choice of plain, blueberry or chocolate chip. […]

Harbor Springs…Now and Then

Musings, memories & news about you

Okay, I’m having trouble remembering, is what we are experiencing first spring, faux spring, threesies (for March)? (Thinking like a Hobbit considering breakfast today.) I think we all know better than to think that winter is done with us. Doesn’t really matter, let’s enjoy this while we have it and what comes next will indeed come anyway. Oftentimes it seems, […]

Blue skies…