Agenda available for Board of Commissioners’ Jan. 19 meeting
The Emmet County Board of Commissioners is holding a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, to review ongoing capital projects. An agenda for the meeting is available by clicking here. The board meets in the County Building, 200 Division St., downtown Petoskey.
EMMET COUNTY NEWS
Headlands continues to land national attention
Twice in the past several days, Emmet County's internationally-designated Headlands Dark Sky Park landed in a social media spotlight, featured as one of the world's 10 hotspots for astrophotography on Travel and Leisure Magazine's website and social media channels, and on MSN.COM as well. "It's really an honor to get this level of recognition for our corner of the world," said Mary Stewart Adams, Program Director for the Headlands International Dark Sky Park, who led the initiative to get the park designated as only the 9th in the world in 2011. "With a combined audience of over five million followers, these two sites are generating an even larger interest in our region as a preferred dark sky destination, fueling the very important economic development aspect that is so much a part of the dark sky community conversation." The Headlands was also recently featured on the August page of the International Dark Sky Association's annual calendar, with a photo by John Hill, who will deliver an astrophotography workshop at the Headlands May 6, 2017 (his photo accompanies this article). COMPLETE HEADLANDS PROGRAM SCHEDULE For the Travel and Leisure feature: http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/space-astronomy/where-to-photograph-the-stars For MSN: http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tripideas/10-astrophotography-hotspots-around-the-world/ss-BBy9NxM#image=4 For information on how to get a copy of the International Dark Sky Association calendar: www.darksky.org
Teen Drug Trends subject of Community Town Hall forum in Petoskey Jan. 26
The SAFE organization of Northern Michigan is hosting a Community Town Hall Forum, "Teen Drug Trends," a panel discussion for the community, on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Petoskey Middle School. The panel discussion will include Scott Kelly (B.A.S.E.S. Teen Center); Randy Koch (Harbor Hall); and Trooper Corey Hebner (Michigan State Police). SAFE will present its new video for 2017 as well. The panel discussion is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and Q&A from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Topics will include: Minor in possession laws; talking to your teens; treatment and getting help; prevention; and current trends. There is no charge the event and the community is welcome. CLICK HERE FOR A FLYER
Winter camping at Camp Petosega; cabins available all year 'round!
Camp Petosega is a favorite summer campground but it's also a great winter destination, as well! Ice fishing, snowshoeing and winter exploration make this Emmet County park and campground an ideal spot to spend a few cozy winter days and nights! The campground has several cabins that are open in the winter months available for rent, including Cabins 1, 2, 3 (rustic, electricity no plumbing); and Cabin D (electricity, no plumbing). For photos of the cabins and rental information, visit www.camppetosega.org/campsites-cabins/ For park info and reservations, call (231) 347-6536.
2017 program schedule for Headlands Dark Sky Park now available!
The 2017 program schedule for Headlands has been determined, and you can now review the unique and exciting activities planned at Michigan’s own International Dark Sky Park throughout the months ahead! Please note that a few of the programs will require purchase of a ticket, which is new this year. Also, many of the programs will take place at the new Waterfront Event Center, which has been under construction since mid-2015. When you access the program page below, scroll through the calendar and find the perfect programs for 2017 stargazing in Emmet County! CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE 2017 PROGRAM SCHEDULE If you have questions about the programs, call Dark Sky Park Program Director Mary Stewart Adams at (231) 348-1713 or email email@example.com
Snowmobile Safety Courses offered Jan. 28 (DATE CHANGE) and Feb. 4
The Emmet County Sheriff's Office will host two Snowmobile Safety Courses in January and February, 2017. The courses are free of charge. Those interested in taking the class must be at least 12 years old; adults are welcome. Please bring a lunch and a pencil. Class size is limited to 25 students. Please call (231) 439-8900 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., to register for either class below. Course 1 - PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE Date: Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 Time: 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Location: Emmet County Sheriffs Office, 3460 M-119 Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Course 2 Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017 Time: 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Location: Emmet County Sheriffs Office 3460 M-119 Harbor Springs, MI 49740