What great weather we enjoyed over the holiday period! Abundant sunshine, low humidity, cooling breezes, and comfortable, beautiful evenings to enjoy the sunsets and the night sky! The town and surroundings were filled with folks taking in the many events going on - it was difficult to figure out how to get to them all. The beaches were crowded - really the first swimming weather of the season. We did get some much-needed rain on Monday, but predictions are for sunny days at the end of the week with temperatures in the mid-70s. Enjoy!
The Women's Club 30th Annual Art Fair takes place Wednesday, July 10 from 9:30 until 4 pm at Nub's Nob Ski Area, 500 Nub's Nob Road, off Pleasantview Rd, in Harbor Springs. As many as 120 artists from throughout Michigan and as far away as Florida and California will be on hand. Admission is $3 per person, cash only; children 12 and under will be admitted free. The Slightly Gourmet Cafe offers luncheon from 10:30 until 3.
Attends American Legion Auxiliary convention
Merilee Walter, 19th District President, attended the 93rd State American Legion Auxiliary Convention held at Sault Saint Marie. It was the first U.P convention since 1920. Sixteen members from the 19th district attended. They brought back five 100% awards for membership, The Legion 19th District was in first place for membership. so President Merilee got to walk in the parade with the men!! Nancy Walter Pierce made a great 19th District Membership banner; Sherry Hindbaugh of Lewiston received honorable mention award for Unit Member of the Year for all she has done in their unit. New district president is Evelyn Hull of East Jordan and Merilee is the 1st Vice President. Congratulations to the 19th District members and thank you to Merilee and the others who continue to spend so much time and energy with the American Legion Auxiliary!
Northern Michigan University announced the following students from Harbor Springs who completed their degree requirements in May 2013: William Hoffman, BFA-Art and Design; Devin Thurston, BS-Social Studies/Secondary Ed, Magna Cum Laude.
Named to the Dean's List for the Winter 2013 semester were Harbor Springs students: Emma Finkbeiner, Lindsay Hall, Jacob Hansen, Lindsey McVicker, Andrea Shepherd.
Thank you to our sponsors, 50+ volunteers & runners for the 4th of July Paul Revere Race. Our generous T-shirt sponsors were, 1st Community Bank, Litzenburger Family, The Outfitter, Kilwins, American Home Technology, Litzenburger Landscape, Leslie & Merv Sternberg, Polly's Planting & Plucking, Tim Bondy Physical Therapy, Paul & Denise Drake Family, Evening Star Joinery & Irish Boat Shop.
A huge thank you to Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce and The Outfitter for your help with pre-registration. Thank you to Harbor Springs IGA, Big Apple Bagels, Gurneys, Pepsi, Changs, Yummies, Meijers, BC Pizza, Outfitter and American Spoon Foods for your donations to our runners and top finishers. Also thank you to the Harbor Springs City Police and Michigan State Police for their help. A special thanks to the volunteers (work crew), we could not do this race without them. The race was a great success; we had over 1200 finishes in the 3 & 10 Mile, the biggest one ever!
Thank you everyone!
Emily Kloss,Harbor Springs Track Coach
Author pens book on Cross Village
Local author, Kathy Mendoza, has completed her latest book "Out Cross Village Way - the Lighter Side". This book completes the Cross Village Collection which includes her previous books, "Growing Up in Cross Village - Memories of a Barefoot Girl" and "Looking Back at Cross Village and Beyond, which was nominated for an award from the Historical Society of Michigan.
Mendoza,a Harbor Springs resident, was born and raised in Cross Village, but spent about ten years in Wisconsin where she studied Creative Writing and received her certificate in journalism from the University of Wisconsin. Throughout her 44 years as a freelance writer, Mendoza received numerous awards in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and photography.
Mendoza's books will be available at a book signing at the Good Hart Store on Sat, July 20 at 2:30. They are also available at Between the Covers bookstore and IGA in Harbor Springs, Legs Inn, Cross Village, Bliss Store on Sturgeon Bay Trail and from her. For more information visit www.kathyspublications.com or call 526-2361.