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Petoskey city manager gets high marks on annual review

PETOSKEY - City manager Rob Straebel received satisfactory remarks in all areas in his recent performance review. The city council discussed Straebel's performance review in closed session on Monday, at the city manager's request. Straebel provided the News-Review a copy of the written evaluation Tu

PETOSKEY NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-09-21 10:50:54

Petoskey school board to get updates on district's technology use

PETOSKEY - School board members for the Public Schools of Petoskey scheduled a special meeting for Oct. 12 to discuss and hear presentations on technology use in the district during their meeting on Wednesday. "We're going to talk about just how tech has worked," said school superintendent John Scho

PETOSKEY NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-09-20 23:56:00

Historic Home Tour connects us to the past

Buy Now The Shuman's house, formerly the Betsey Eaton home, was built in 1900. History comes to life while strolling through area homes during the Little Traverse Historical Society of Petoskey annual home tour 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. Tickets can be purchased for $25 at the Little Traverse Hist

PETOSKEY NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-09-21 14:11:00

New strategies offer help for area students with mental health issues

Editor's note: As part of a yearlong series, the News-Review will consider a number of different issues relating to mental health and mental illness in Northern Michigan. This is the third installment in the monthly series on mental health in the community. For students struggling with mental health

PETOSKEY NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-09-21 11:28:00

Grammy winner to lecture at college

PETOSKEY - North Central Michigan College's Lecture Series will feature Grammy-Award winning producer, engineer and director Mark Johnson, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the gymnasium in the Student and Community Resource Center on the Petoskey campus. This free lecture is open to the public an

PETOSKEY NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-09-21 11:00:00

Artist Profile: Mark Seymour

PETOSKEY - Getting his start in art through watching Bob Ross and Bill Alexander on PBS, Mark Seymour is now working on building his stock of paintings to push himself into Northern Michigan as an artist. "As hokey as it sounds that's how and why I started painting," Seymour said. "Since then, I hav

PETOSKEY NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-09-21 11:06:12

A little taste of everything

With summer winding down, Harbor Springs still has a few events through the end of the year. The Taste of Harbor Springs, an annual favorite, is one of said events and is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 23, for all local foodies to enjoy. During the event, patrons can enjoy sampling food, wine and beer

PETOSKEY NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-09-21 14:06:00

Trail of the week: Thorne Swift Nature Preserve

A small yet quaint 30-acre nature preserve is nestled beside Lake Michigan in Harbor Springs and stretches along 950 feet of Lake Michigan with 300 feet of public beach access. The land is a mixture of upland dunes and lowland cedar swamp along the Great Lake shoreline. A large parking lot lies adja

PETOSKEY NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-09-21 13:55:00

Volunteer for the Harvest Festival

Celebrate fall by spending some time enjoying and helping out at the Boyne City's Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 30. Volunteers are needed for three phases of the day to keep things running smoothly. This family fun day will include music, crafts, children's activities, food and fall produce in

PETOSKEY NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-09-21 14:03:00

Major project in the works for Water Street

Courtesy image/GoogleThe bold line on this map shows the section of Water Street in East Jordan where a street reconstruction project is expected to take place next July. Courtesy image/GoogleThe bold line on this map shows the section of Water Street in East Jordan where a street reconstruction pro

PETOSKEY NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-09-21 11:39:00

Man arrested on suspicion of OWI in crash

TRAVERSE CITY - A man was arrested following a crash in Leelanau County. Leelanau County sheriff's deputies responded Wednesday just after 5 p.m. to the crash on South West Bay Shore Drive near East Cedar Cove Drive in Elmwood Township, according to a release. A northbound white GMC driven by a 33-y

TRAVERSE CITY RECORD-EAGLE - 2017-09-21 14:06:23

Delaney wins Inland Lakes meet; J-L takes 2nd as a team

INDIAN RIVER - This one was special for St. Mary senior Brendan Delaney (17:15), who won a cross-country invitational Tuesday hosted by Inland Lakes. Last year, Delaney picked up his first career win at that particular meet, so repeating left him with a smile on his face. "Today, it was a great memo

PETOSKEY NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

Four new teachers join Alanson Public Schools

ALANSON - Four new teachers have joined Alanson Public Schools for the 2017-18 school year. Amanda Wolter, 26, lives in Indian River and will be teaching K-5 and 10th-grade music. Wolter has four years of teaching experience. She previously taught at St. Simon Catholic School in Indianapolis and was

PETOSKEY NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-09-21 11:40:36

Chamber awards dinner set for Sept. 28

INDIAN RIVER- The Indian River Resort Region Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Awards Dinner at the Indian River Golf Club on Thursday, Sept. 28. Every year, the Indian River Chamber of Commerce shows appreciation to their members by holding an awards dinner at the Indian River Golf Club with

CHEBOYGAN TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 05:01:00

OPINION: Government conflict of interest policies are the right move

Northern Michigan is made up of many small, close-knit communities. It's one of the many reasons people choose to live here. It's not uncommon, for example, for your child's teacher to be married to your doctor; or your co-worker to be close friends with your neighbor. The examples go on and on. Oft

PETOSKEY NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-09-20 11:20:03

Quick Read: Businesses report strong showing for the summer

Although Northern Michigan's traditional tourist season showed occasional spells of cooler-than-normal weather this year, several area business operators can look back warmly on the summer when it comes to sales. Peter Fitzsimons, executive director at the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau, noted that l

PETOSKEY NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-09-20 00:15:00

New teachers join Harbor Light Christian School

HARBOR SPRINGS - Harbor Light Christian School welcomed six new teachers for the 2017-18 school year. Sara Dawley, 36, lives in Petoskey and will be teaching algebra and geometry. Dawley has eight years of teaching experience and previously taught at Merrimack High School in Merrimack, New Hampshire

PETOSKEY NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-09-19 11:10:58

Health care provider wins quality award, adds locations

Alcona Health Center, a health care provider with clinics around Northern Michigan, recently announced its receipt of a quality service award from the federal government, along with the addition of two Emmet County locations to its network. The provider received a Quality Health Care Award, which in

PETOSKEY NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-09-19 11:00:00

GUEST COMMENTARY - Valerie Meyerson: Who are your Friends?

The following guest commentary was written by Valerie Meyerson, Library Director for the Petoskey Public Library. Libraries need Friends - it's just that simple. "Aren't we all 'Friends' of the library?" you may ask. You may all be library supporters, but to have the official title of a "Friend" one

PETOSKEY NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-09-19 11:00:00

City forms group to explore Main Street banner options

HARBOR SPRINGS - At the recommendation of the Harbor Springs Downtown Development Authority, city council members on Monday approved the formation of a subcommittee to discuss alternative ways of displaying banners on Main Street. Currently, and for many years past, the city has hung banners announc

PETOSKEY NEWS-REVIEW - 2017-09-20 10:36:47