November 19, 2020
With dine-in service paused, here's what our restaurants offer for take-out or curbside service
Faced with a state-ordered moratorium on dine-in service from now through December 8th, many local restaurants are offering take-out and curbside pickup:


BAR HARBOR - New temporary hours: open for takeout service every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 3-7pm. (231) 526-2671.
COCHON GOURMET MARKET & Coffee House - Open 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 7:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Open 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Thanksgiving. Access to the Gourmet Market will be restricted to one party at a time, upon request. Curbside window service available. Order online at or by phone, (231) 242-4402.
JOHAN'S PASTRY SHOP - Open 7 days a week, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thanksgiving hours will be 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Customers can come inside to order and pick up but cannot stay inside or sit at tables.
Sign of the times, at Teddy Griffin's.
THE NEW YORK is offering carryout from 4 to 8, seven days a week. For curbside pick-up, pull around to the back of the restaurant, into the alley and give us a call at (231) 526-1904. Your order will be delivered right to your car. Click here for a our current carry-out menu; wine and groceries are also available. Northern Fried Chicken is now available 7 nights a week. Give our online ordering and payment system a try, it's quick and easy. 
PIERSON’S GRILLE & SPIRITS is offering takeout, delivery, and heated patio seating from 12-9pm every day. Use our online ordering service or give us a call at 231-526-2967.
SMALL BATCH AT THE CUPOLA - New take-away menu with all-day breakfast, lunch & dinner. All available for pick-up, curbside & local delivery. Our bakery is open and stocked with treats for take-away as well. Hours: Monday:9-2, Tuesday & Wednesday closed, Thursday , Friday & Saturday 9-6:30, Sunday 9-4. Thanksgiving week holiday hours: Monday 9-2, Tuesday closed, Wednesday 9-2, Thursday closed, Friday & Saturday 9-630, Sunday 9-4. 
STAFFORD'S PIER - Now available for take-out: Our full menu and family-style meals such as herb roasted chicken, baked mostaccioli, shepherd’s pier, including salad, serves up to 3. Wednesday through Saturday, 4 to 7:30 p.m. For Thanksgiving, we offer a full plated turkey dinner with all the trimmings from 12 to 4:30, please call this week. Serves 6 to 8 people including a 13-pound turkey, all side dishes, rolls, and pumpkin pie. Order online at or call 231-526-6201.
TURKEY’S CAFE & PIZZERIA is open regular business hours for take-out and curbside service from 9am-230pm and 430-9pm, closed Wednesdays. Our Turkey Tuesday special continues via to-go orders. 231-526-6041. Website with menu.


BC PIZZA - Open Tuesday & Wednesday 11-9, Thursday - Saturday 11-10, Sunday 4-9. Call us for pick-up and delivery. 231-526-2424.
CROOKED TREE BREADWORKS - Open our normal hours throughout the executive order: 8-6 M-F, 8-5 Saturday, closed Sunday. 231-347-9574. Please phone in your holiday orders at least two days ahead and by Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving. Details and Thanksgiving special items
THE CROW'S NEST - 4601 N State Rd. is open with a limited menu for carry-out. We accept orders Fridays and Saturdays from 4-8pm., open from 5 to 9. Place your order over the phone, 231.526.6011. Call us when you arrive. Wait in your vehicle and we will bring the food out to you.
MIM’S MEDITERRANEAN GRILL, 1825 N. US Highway 31, Petoskey. Taking phone orders, (231) 348-9994. Curbside service in back parking lot. Open Monday - Saturday 11am to 8pm.
MOOSE JAW JUNCTION - Open Wednesday thru Sunday from 4-8pm for take-out service. Call 231-539-8528. Menu.
NORTHERN LIGHTS RECREATION will continue to offer our full menu via take-out. Food orders will be taken at OR you may call us at 231-347-3100. You may place an order as early as 11 am, with pick-up at noon and until 7:30 pm with pick-up by 8 pm, seven days a week. Curbside service available.
PETOSKEY BREWING - Open 7 days, 12-8 p.m. Offering take-out/curbside pickup food and beer. Order online or by calling 231-753-2057. Take 25% off 4-packs and growler refills with any food order.
POND HILL FARM - To-go food, beer, wine and hard cider may be ordered via phone at 231-526-3276 or by coming into the cafe to order. All goods will be packed to go. You may eat it outside here or bring it home. Our market will also be open daily for shopping. Wreaths, garland, Christmas trees, gift baskets and more, and we do ship online orders as well at Open daily thru Nov. 25 from 11am-6pm. Hours after Thanksgiving will be Thursday - Sunday 11am-6pm until December 17-31 when we will be open daily 11am-6pm. We are closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
RODRIGO’S - Take-out and curbside available 4-9pm Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday). (231) 412-6077. Menu on Facebook.
STATE ROAD PROVISIONS - Open during the closure for walk-in ordering, walk-in pickup, curbside pickup we will run the food to your car - seven days a week from 4-9pm. Order by phone at 231-526-7605, or order dinner online anytime you like during the day and pick it up whenever you like after 4pm. During our hours of operation we will have a bonfire pit rolling for you. We can sell you beer, wine or cocktails to go and you can hang out there. Our bathrooms are public so no worries there, and our buck pole remains open.
TEDDY GRIFFIN’S ROADHOUSE - You all know the drill by now - use our online ordering or call 231-526-7805 from 4-8PM. 
TOSKI SANDS MARKET reopens Nov. 20th after a short break. Call 231-347-1571 to place your turkey orders. Website.

Paper Station Bistro and Vernales

> Restaurant managers, please email with updates.

Support restaurant workers!
Join us for the #TiptheBillHS Challenge

With our restaurants and their employees being severely limited again, the Harbor Springs Chamber is encouraging you to join the Tip the Bill Challenge. The challenge is to tip the TOTAL AMOUNT of your restaurant or any service bill and post a pic of it on our Facebook or Instagram pages. Use the hashtag #tipthebillHS. The goal is to make sure our waitresses, bartenders and other servers in bars and restaurants are taken care of. With less traffic in restaurants and bars the servers aren’t getting the tips they count on to make their living. If that's not possible to do every time, but if you can, please do. At the very least, we ask you to challenge yourself to tip more than normal. It’s the holiday season, and our restaurants and their staff need our help to help them to have the best holiday possible.
The restaurant take-out guide above was included in the November 19th edition of the Harbor Happenings chamber newsletter. The rest of that newsletter is included below.
Have fun with Buddy in Window Decorating Contest;
Entry deadline extended to December 17th
To continue the fun we all had decorating skeletons in the month of October, the chamber’s Window Decorating Contest looks to be over the top.

This year we honor Buddy from the movie “Elf.” Buddy is all about Christmas and everything Christmas, all the time.

Let's have a bit fun and decorate our windows, storefronts, yards, and city to the nines. Let's make "Buddy" proud of Harbor Springs and our collective creativity!

If you are interested in participating in the contest, please fill out this entry form and email it to the Chamber, The entry deadline has been extended to Thursday, December 17. Winners will be announced the next day.
We will award prizes for first, second and third place in five categories: Retail Gifts, Retail Clothing, Restaurants, Service, and Residential.

COVID-19 Alert: New three-week epidemic order

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced the temporary closing of indoor dining, casinos, movie theaters and in-person classes at high schools and colleges. Here is the Nov. 15th press release from the state Health Department:

LANSING - The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new emergency order Sunday that enacts a three-week pause targeting indoor social gatherings and other group activities in an effort to curb rapidly rising COVID-19 infection rates.

Under this order, indoor residential gatherings are limited to two households at any one time. However, MDHHS strongly urges families to pick a single other household to interact with over the next three weeks, consistent with new guidance released by the department. The order is aimed at limiting residential and non-residential gatherings where COVID-19 spreads rapidly. Bars and restaurants will be open for outdoor dining, carry-out and delivery only. Gyms will remain open for individual exercise with strict safety measures in place. Casinos, movie theaters and group exercise classes will be closed. Professional and college sports meeting extraordinary standards for risk mitigation may continue without spectators, however all other organized sports must stop. Colleges and high schools may proceed with remote learning, but must end in-person classes.

Chamber office closed, but we're still working for you

Until further notice, the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce doors will be closed to the public. That said, there will be someone at the Chamber office from Monday-Friday, 10a-2p to answer your questions, and put any necessary documents, or your puzzle, on the porch for pick-up. If you are not able to visit the Chamber during those hours, please call or email us. We are happy to make any necessary arrangements. Thank you, Harbor Springs, for continuing to support each other, shop locally, order take-out from our restaurants and helping to keep Harbor Springs to be the Safe Harbor we all know and love.
Chamber collecting items for those in need on Nov. 28

Although Saturday, Nov. 28 is traditionally Small Business Saturday, we would also like to ask all of you to also "Think Local" that day. The Chamber will have trucks at the parking lot between the Chamber and Shay House. We will be collecting items for those in need this holiday season. Please consider dropping off gently used blankets, coats, hats, gloves, socks, warm clothing of any type. We will get these donations to our local organizations.

We will also be collecting items for the Friendship Center to include in their Pouches of Love - Christmas CD's, soup packets, Kleenex (purse size), Chapstick, travel size hand sanitizer, flashlights, grip jar openers, individual arts and crafts projects, exercise videos, individual packets of snacks. These are items that will be given to seniors who are not able to get out at this time. They truly appreciate being remembered.

Thank you to the Harbor Springs community for your care and generosity.
Member Spotlight: Coping with Covid
We've asked our members how they are doing these days, when many of us have had to change how we conduct business. If you’d like to be featured in our Member Spotlight and share some of your ideas and coping strategies, please take this short survey.

Then we will share your story and photo with our newsletter readers and social media followers. We've received some great answers in recent weeks.
Kjersti Kontio, My Life Health Coach:

"We are being challenged during this time to figure it out and make the best of what we have, and we have a lot!"
What have you had to do differently since the pandemic began?  
My business model was built around speaking to business management and employees about healthy habits and stress management in the workplace and balancing career and family. Since the pandemic, my focus has shifted to Zoom presentations as opposed to in-person and reaching individuals privately who are struggling with these issues. Of course, Covid has created a lot of stress on businesses and their employees and that has added a new layer to my coaching practice.

What is the most important thing you have learned?
There is always a silver lining! With new challenges come new opportunities and those who search out creative solutions and reach out to collaborate with others will find themselves stronger on the other side. If we are living and working our passion, there is no option to give up. We are being challenged during this time to figure it out and make the best of what we have, and we have a lot!
Kjersti Kontio
Anything else you would like to share? 
I am dedicated to helping everyone feel their best so they can live their best life! Sometimes it's a small change, and sometimes it's a huge change that we chunk down into small manageable steps over time. If you can dream it, you CAN do it! (Unless your dream is to be 7 feet tall and be a pro basketball player:).Invite everyone to reach out who is curious about what I do as a Health & Life Coach. My initial consultation is always at no charge and I would love to talk to you!

> Kjersti Kontio, My Life Health Coach, 989-330-2651, email
Thanks to all who made Ladies Weekend a success!
The Chamber thanks the 52 businesses who participated in Ladies Weekend Out. Despite the change from a one-night event to a four-day event, it was successful in generating new business for our members. Of course, we also want to thank those who shopped local this past weekend and a big thanks to the businesses that donated gift baskets or items for gift baskets. The gift basket winners and basket donors were:

Anne Ryan - basket from Gattle’s
Elizabeth Underwood – Touring Gear
Emily Chambers – Elizabeth Blair Fine Pearls
Renee Collins – Dressed
Mary Kay Layman – American Spoon
Lynda Rundles – Harbor Springs Chamber
Deborah Magee – Last Chance
Jane Weisemann – The Outfitter
Karen Rist – Kelbel Pharmacy
Jeanne Schaberg – Old Sport
Cindy Hall – Harbor Wear
Lisa Kiley – J. McLaughlin
Claire Murdock – Rocking Horse Toy Co.
Carrie Champane - Harbor Springs Chamber
Lynn Granger – Hilda of Harbor
Diane Wilkins – McClutchey’s

Other prize donors included Ivy Boutique, Tom’s Mom’s Cookies, Harbor Springs IGA, J. Mclaughlin, Johan's Pastry Shop and Spice Harbor.
We will be reaching out to each of the recipients to notify you of your gift.
Although the chamber is closed to the public, someone is available for pick up, Monday - Friday, 10a-2p.

If you are not able to come during those hours, let us know, and we are happy to make arrangements Email or call 231-526-7999.

Thank you all again for shopping local and supporting Harbor Springs and the Chamber.
Foundation directs dollars to small businesses affected by Covid-19 pandemic; Deadline Friday
Small businesses make up a vital part of the fabric of our community here in Emmet County. Thanks to a partnership with Venture North, the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation is offering a new source of financial support for these businesses through the Regional Resiliency Program (RRP).

We are investing a total of $60,000 in the program, which will be awarded to Emmet County businesses with nine or fewer employees that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have committed $50,000 to the fund and have recently received an additional $10,000 in support from Frey Foundation. We are partnering with Venture North, a CDFI in Traverse City, in their Regional Resiliency Program.

Grant applications are now available online here. Emmet County employers with nine or fewer employees that have been impacted by COVID-19 have until 5 pm, Friday, November 20, to submit grant applications. Funds have been used by grantees for a variety of needs, ranging from new online sales programs that support resiliency to purchases of personal protective equipment, inventories and advertising and much more.
The grant application takes about 30 minutes to complete. A team of local representatives will review the applications and recommend funding in making grants. Grants arrive as a direct deposit into the bank account of awardees. Questions from applicants may be directed to Betsy Evans at or 231-383-2798. Full press release.
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City of Harbor Springs news

City Hall is now closed to the public 
From the City Manager Victor Sinadinoski:
Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in our area and in order to mitigate the spread of the disease, City Hall will be closing to the public for the foreseeable future beginning November 16.
City staff will still be in our offices working to serve you. We ask the following:
  • Call or e-mail with any questions, comments or concerns.
  • Drop off payments in one of the City's two outdoor drop-boxes located just outside City Hall.
  • If you absolutely must meet with a City employee, please call ahead of time to schedule a meeting. Masks are required.
  • All City board meetings will be held remotely for the public. There are three ways to participate: by Zoom, YouTube, or telephone. Please see meeting agendas for how to connect and participate.
We understand that this may be an inconvenience for some, but we must do our part to protect our community through these challenging and unusual times. Please be patient with City staff and thank you for your cooperation. Stay safe.

November 16 city manager's report highlights:
  • Leaf pick-up will be extended through Friday, November 20 - details.
  • The Electric Department’s new bucket truck has arrived.
  • The City’s proposed 2021 budget and Capital Improvements Plan will be distributed to Council and available to the public on December 7.

Two openings on City Planning Commission - Application

Upcoming city meetings on Youtube:
  • City Council, 7 p.m. Dec. 7, 14 & 21
  • Downtown Development Agency (DDA), 8 a.m. Dec. 3
  • Planning Commission, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19 & Dec. 17
  • Full calendar.

City website has details, calendar and more information.

Promote yourself... send us your news.

Next week’s Harbor Happenings one day early
Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, next week’s Harbor Happenings newsletter will come to your inbox on Wednesday. If you have news to submit, please send to by Tuesday noon.
Virtual Harbor History Talk looks at "Gangsters Up North" on Dec. 3

Author and historian Robert Knapp presents Gangsters Up North, a virtual Harbor History Talk, on Thursday, December 3 at 7pm. Tales, myths and legends surrounding gangster activity in northern Michigan during the Prohibition era abound, but facts are harder to find. In his newest book, Knapp examines the truth and the fiction about gangsters in Michigan’s vacationlands.

This presentation will take place via Zoom and advanced registration is required. A Zoom link will be emailed to participants a few days prior to the presentation. Call (231) 526-9771 or register online.

Robert Knapp was born and raised in the central Michigan area. During a thirty-year career at the University of California, Berkeley, he published extensively on topics in ancient history. In retirement his interests turned to the local history of Clare, Michigan, where he is restoring the log home built by his pioneering great-grandfather. His previous books include
and Clare, 1865-1940, Mystery Man—Gangsters, Oil, and Murder in Michigan and Small-town Citizen Minion of the Mob—Sam Garfield’s Two Lives—The Purple Gang Meyer Lansky and Life in Clare Michigan.
The Day’s Design offers holiday flowers and online ordering

The Day’s Design online flower shop is open for all your holiday flower needs. Shop Thanksgiving arrangements, our winter wreath collection, December flower subscriptions and more. Order online from our collection of fresh evergreen wreaths or have one custom designed just for you.
Have fresh flowers delivered each week in December as simply stunning decor for your holiday parties - perfect to add some cheer to your home or share as an unforgettable hostess gift. Purchase the December flower subscription, pay for 4 weeks of flowers and get the 5th week free. Contact-free delivery and pick-up options are available. More information and details are online at

Festival of the Book gives 3,300 books to students
This fall the Harbor Springs Festival of the Book purchased and distributed over 3,300 books to students and classrooms. The school districts that received books were Alanson, Beaver Island, Harbor Springs, Inland Lakes, Pellston, Petoskey and Wolverine. The titles selected were from authors and illustrators who would have been at the September book festival had it not been cancelled due to Covid-19. The books, ranging from Pre-K through 12th grade, included 21 titles from 16 different authors who would have presented in over 40 classrooms. Each book included a special Festival bookplate.

We are so grateful to all those who contributed to our Books for School Fund and to the volunteers who masked and socially distanced while inserting the bookplates. More information about this program is available on the Festival website.
Students from Blackbird Elementary in Harbor Springs with their books.
Bourbon raffle benefits LTB Humane Society

Little Traverse Bay Humane Society is raffling off a 10-year-old bottle of Old Rip Van Winkle Handmade Bourbon to raise funds for the homeless animals in their care.

This hard-to-come-by bourbon is renowned worldwide and is not readily available for purchase in stores. Raffle tickets are only $50 each and there will be 200 sold. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn on Wednesday, November 25 at 2 p.m.

Raffle tickets can be purchased online
or by phone at 231-347-2396. To learn more about Little Traverse Bay Humane Society, go to
Chamber Member Business Briefs

TURKEYS FROM TOSKI SANDS- It’s that time - don’t miss out on the delicious, free-range, GMO-free turkeys from Biehl’s. We can also hook you up with all the fixings. Place your order by Nov. 20th. Details.

TURKEY DINNER CANCELLED - The Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Smith Hoover Post #281 has cancelled their Turkey Dinner to go, planned for Nov. 21.

RESCUE CHRISTMAS - For the first time in 130 years, the Salvation Army is starting its annual holiday fundraising campaign early across the country in order to rescue Christmas. The funds raised through the organization’s iconic red kettles are at risk this year due to COVID-19 while requests for services are at an all-time high. How to help.
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One post lists your jobs on chamber website and North Central Michigan College
> Chamber members are invited to post their job openings on our Jobs Page. Log in to post, or email for assistance.

NEW... when you send us your job posting, North Central Michigan College will automatically post it on their jobs board!

> We have jobs listed below from many employers. Check our Jobs Page for new listings.
MATTRESS CRAFTSMAN - Harbor Springs Mattress Company. Details.

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - Pineview Cottage is looking for a leader in the field of elder care. Let’s make a difference! Please contact Hilde Bonesteel RN for an interview, 810-516-0405. Facebook listing.

ACE HARDWARE - Freight Room Manager and Sales Representatives. Details.

BIRCHWOOD INN - Front desk receptionist. Details.

CARPENTER, Experience preferred - Adelaine Construction, Inc., 8555 Commerce Court Harbor Springs, Experience Preferred. Details.

CLINIC ATTENDANT/MEDICAL ASSISTANTS and other positions - Bay Street Orthopaedics & Spine, Petoskey. Details.

RADIOLOGY TECHNICIAN - Bay Street Orthopaedics & Spine, Petoskey. Details.

PINEVIEW COTTAGE Assisted Living and Memory Care is looking to hire full and part-time caregivers - second and third shift. $500 sign-on bonus for full-time, $250 bonus for part-time. Our luxury assisted living/memory care community is looking for caring, compassionate, detail-oriented and dependable caregivers. Position includes assisting our residents with bathing, dressing, grooming, medications, activities and meal service in our fine dining room. Premium wages, and comprehensive benefits, paid time off & paid holidays. Call Dean at 810-516-8928.

PINEVIEW COTTAGE - We are looking for a beautician one or two days a week. Call us if you love working with our elderly. Ask to speak with Brooke, 231-412-6069.

PIERSON’S GRILLE & SPIRITS is hiring year-round staff. Looking for positive, high-energy, outgoing, friendly professionals to join our team! Call 231-526-2967 or fill out an application online at

TURKEY'S RESTAURANT is now hiring for all positions. Come in to 250 E. Main Street and pick up an application or call Jeff or Sara at 231-526-6041.

BC PIZZA of Harbor Springs is now hiring delivery drivers. Please call 231-526-2424 or email to inquire. 930 State Street, 231-526-2424.
Thank you, new Chamber members!

These local businesses and organizations have joined the Harbor Springs Chamber in recent weeks. We'd love to have you join them - and us!

> Call 231-526-7999 or email us.
Business resources and COVID-19 updates

Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at and

Covid-19 Resources from the NW Michigan Health Department

Template for a Preparedness and Response Plan for a lower risk business (MS Word)

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