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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.