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Monday, June 26, 2017
Little Traverse Bay Water Temperature, June 19, 2017: 58-degrees F - Sponsored by Irish Boat Shop

After more than 20 years in Harbor Springs, police chief looks forward to new adventures
Harbor Springs Police chief, Dan Branson, is set to retire by the end of June. Branson led the town’s police department with quiet and friendly leadership, always striving for his team to be known in reputation and action as a highly professional police squad.  (Harbor Light photo by Mark Flemming)
Harbor Springs Police chief, Dan Branson, is set to retire by the end of June. Branson led the town’s police department with quiet and friendly leadership, always striving for his team to be known in reputation and action as a highly professional police squad. (Harbor Light photo by Mark Flemming)
Sitting in Sam's Graces one morning, retiring Harbor Springs Police Chief Dan Branson is sipping coffee and talking.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

FCB 2017

Headlands Event Center, Observatory grand opening set for June 22
The Waterfront Event Center and Observatory at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park will host a grand opening celebration on Thursday, June 22, but public comment on the event during the Emmet County Board of Commissioners meeting last week was anything but joyful.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Harbormaster plans on hold after state grant denied
Plans for a new Harbormaster building at the City of Harbor Springs Municipal Marina have been put on hold, as a grant to help fund the project was denied by the Michigan Waterways Commission.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Proposed county staff positions reviewed by Commissioners
Sticking to the campaign theme of financial conservatism that the current Emmet County Board of Commissioners were elected on in the August primary and November election, the board-- in split votes-- went one by one down a list of proposed county staff positions during their monthly meeting on Thursday, June 16, approving about half of what interim administrator Mary Mitchell originally requested.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Special meeting June 23 for city to consider school baseball field lease
A special Harbor Springs City Council meeting will be held Friday, June 23 at 9 a.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall to consider a lease agreement with Harbor Springs Public Schools for use of property owned by the city. The lease is for the baseball field, which is already used by the school for its junior varsity and varsity teams.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Deer hunting management strategy successful up north, statewide expansion eyed
Hunting has always been a part of northern Michigan's culture, and the majority of hunters have always been supporters of protecting and preserving strong wildlife populations.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Madge Kosequat
Madge (Magdalen Rose) Kosequat of Harbor Springs walked on Jun 16, 2017 at her home.

Monday, June 19, 2017
Paul Ransford
Paul A. Ransford of Harbor Springs,age 81, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017.

Monday, June 19, 2017
Movie Review: Cars 3
I don't know about you, but I was breathlessly waiting for the next installment to find out with Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) would be doing next.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Farmers Market Report
The downtown Harbor Springs Farmers Market is off to a great start, with more vendors re-joining us every week! We had flowers this week and expect to see both coffee and fish/blueberries very soon.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Friday, March 22, 2013
Air Force Academy bound...
As red, white and blue decor pops up all over town in preparation to celebrate the Fourth of July, two 2017 Harbor Springs High School graduates are preparing to head to Colorado Springs as incoming freshman in the United States Air Force Academy.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
About Town...Area Event Listings
BioBlitz 2017, Saturday, July 1 from 6am-midnight. Philip J. Braun Preserve, Pellston. Little Traverse Conservancy will partner with students at the University of Michigan Biological Station, professional biologists, and area citizens to document the diversity of plants and animals at the Philip J. Braun Nature Preserve on the Maple River in Pellston.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Blessing of the Fleet set for June 28
The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society will host the Fifth Annual Blessing of the Fleet and Summer's Launch Celebration on Wednesday, June 28.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Columnists and Contributors
Letter: Disappointed with sign rules...
Imagine yourself on a hot day, walking down Main Street in Harbor Springs.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Letter: Applauds road project
As a local business owner that uses the M-119 main artery corridor every day, I wanted to take a moment and give kudos to those who deserve them.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Letter: Impressed with medical facilities
I recently fell and broke my femur which required surgery and rehab.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Letter: Support 'Voices' program...
Once again Voices Without Borders (VWB), the Petoskey based nonprofit organization serving children from all over northern Michigan, is hosting the international Children of the World In Harmony Festival, opening in Charlevoix on July 17 and closing in Cheboygan on July 23.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Harbor Springs...Now and Then
Over the years, I have had an idea or two when I was in Bar Harbor; I can safely say that most of them didn't turn out to be very good thoughts in the cold light of day.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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