December 10, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Smi Horn Earns Circle Michigan Award

In recognition of his years of work promoting and drawing visitors to Mackinac Island, Armand “Smi” Horn of Mackinac Island Carriage Tours received the 2016 Bill Shepler Volunteer of the Year Award from Circle Michigan this fall. More...

News

Island Voters Support School Millage; Diverge From County Results

Tuesday, November 8, voters on Mackinac Island gathered at Community Hall on Market Street to submit their ballots for the 2016 presidential election. More...

Public Meeting Calendar

Open Meetings - Your Government at Work

Following is a list of upcoming public meetings. More...

Mackinac Island Poetry

‘Porky and Snapper’

A tribute to Robert “Porky” LaPine and Joseph “Snapper” Bazinaw  By Joshua Therrien  As I pass downtown on a cold and cloudy fall morning I see two familiar faces.  Through my Indian eyes I can still see Porky a More...

Obituaries

Sylvia Perault

Lifetime Mackinac Island resident Sylvia Perault passed away early Monday morning, October 17, 2016, at Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace, following a lingering illness. More...

Katherine ‘Kitty’ Hannabass

Katherine “Kitty” Tootle Hannabass of Springfield, Tennessee and Mackinac Island passed away peacefully on November 12, 2016, at the age of 87.  She was born July 7, 1929 in St. More...

Joseph Plaza

Joseph Andrew Plaza of Trenton and Mackinac Island passed away Monday, November 7, 2016. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

DeVos, Romney Names Loom on Current Scene

Two of the biggest Republican names in Michigan politics – DeVos and Romney – have echoed across the land as of late as president-elect Donald Trump assembles his governmental and political team.  More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Mackinac Island is aglow with sparkling Christmas lights. Even with no snow on the ground, the holiday spirit still reigns. The Huron is all decorated for the season with a lighted Christmas tree in the bow, and Ray Card is wearing his Santa hat. More...

Nature Notes

Christmas Cactus Is a Holiday Favorite

Christmas is just around the corner, and everyone is getting prepared for the holidays.  More...

Local Operator Star Line Takes the Wheel of Arnold Line Service

Star Line’s Marquette II ferry pulled up to the Arnold Dock Friday morning, November 11, signaling the end of Arnold Transit Company’s 138 years of passenger service. More...

Changes May Be Ahead For Shepler’s Ferry Dock

The proposed new hotel at the head of the Shepler’s Dock at Mackinac Island, called Waterfront Collection South, is entangled with a plan to expand the dock, and in a recent effort to ease city concerns about congestion, hotel developers Ira Gr More...

People

Pellerito Takes Over as Mackinac Associates President

Mackinac Island summer resident Peter Pellerito is the new president of Mackinac Associates, and will lead the friends group of Mackinac State Historic Parks for the next year, taking over from Dr. Mark Mercer. Mr. More...

Reporter Stephanie Fortino Takes Position With U-M Biological Station

For four years, Stephanie Fortino has written about life on Mackinac Island and in St. More...

WEDDING

Marie Steensma and John Hulett Wed

Marie and John Hulett were married on a beautiful fall day October 15, 2016, in their backyard at Chestnut Cottage on Mackinac Island in a private ceremony with their two daughters, Codie Steensma from New York City and Mary Hulett from Hollywood, Ca More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Bested in Basketball by Maplewood

The Mackinac Island boys and girls basketball teams were both defeated at home by Maplewood Baptist in a doubleheader Wednesday, December 7. More...

Island Lakers Girls Basketball Wins Against Put-in-Bay

The Mackinac Island Lakers girls basketball team split their season openers last weekend, battling against fellow island rival Put-in-Bay, Ohio. More...

Letters

Remembering Gensman, A Man of Mackinac Island

To the Editor:   It is a privilege to have known one of Mackinac Island’s finest, Dale Gensman. More...

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