February 11, 2005 RSS feed / Top News

New Luggage Cart Ordinance Could Change Island’s Freight Operations

By Ryan Schlehuber Ordinance amendments drafted by City Council would ban the use of hand-pushed four-wheeled luggage carts on city streets and restrict all commercial freight deliveries to horse-drawn drays. More...

News

Local Group Works To Get Postage Stamp for Mighty Mac Anniversary

A grass roots committee has begun promoting a U.S. postage stamp to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge. The group has submitted a proposal to the United States Postmaster General More...

Hearing Set for Feb. 16 on Woodbluff Deck Addition

A variance hearing to review Woodbluff resident Joan Barch More...

City Officials Debate: Should Master Plan Be Revised by Professionals?

Council, Planning Commission Will Form Committee To Research Options

Revision of Mackinac Island More...

Obituaries

Frank Fitzgerald

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Harris James Gram

Harris James Gram, 88, a lawyer and CPA, died Friday, October 15, 2004, at his home in Grosse Pointe Farms. More...

Columnists

‘Floaters’ in the Eyes Can Have Sudden Onset

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

It happens suddenly, and when it does the first time, it can certainly cause great alarm. You begin to see specks, tiny insects, lighted spots, or cobweb-like formations move across your field of vision. More...

News About People On Mackinac Island

By Jeannette Doud

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Frank Fitzgerald, 1955 - 2004

By Frank Straus Frank Fitzgerald, one of the longest-serving historical interpreters in the history of Fort Mackinac, died December 9, 2004. He was 49, and six of his 49 summers were spent at the Fort, including four as lead interpreter. More...

Area Businesses Scramble To Fill Summer Staff

Bart Stupak Seeks To Sway Congress for Changes to H-2B Visas Next Year

By Ryan Schlehuber Area seasonal employers have little hope of retaining their foreign workforce this summer and are scrambling in search of foreign workers already working at winter resorts here, or recruiting workers in the U.S. More...

Budget Cuts Loom Over State Park Commission

The Mackinac Island State Park Commission is bracing for Governor Jennifer Grandholm More...

Seniors Raffle Painting For Spring Trip to San Diego

The Class of 2005 is holding its last fundraiser of the year for its spring trip to San Diego. This framed painting of Arch Rock on a moonlight night, held by seniors Blisse Beardsley (left) and Emma Chambers, was painted by Cynthia Ivey Abitz. More...

People

Kelly Bean Hired as New Assistant to Mayor Doud

Mayor Margaret Doud has hired Kelly Bean as her administrative assistant. The new post replaces the full-time City Administrator position, which was abandoned in July 2003 with the departure of Gary Lennard. More...

Rick Linn Appointed City Deputy Treasurer

Rick Linn is Mackinac Island More...

BORN Brendan Insley

January 18, 2005 Brendan Charles Insley was born to Andrea and Todd Insley of St. Ignace at 3:26 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2005, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Sports

Mackinac Splits With Beaver in Sports ‘Battle of Islands’

In the battle between the only island schools registered with the Michigan High School Athletic Association, Mackinac Island and Beaver Island split their Northern Lights League (NLL) weekend series Friday, February 4, and Saturday, February 5. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

114 YEARS AGO JANUARY 3, 1891 W.H. Wood has just received a fine stock of creamery butter cheap and good. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

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Michigan Leadership: Just Like Texas in 1994?

Michigan Politics By George Weeks

Texas, the eyes of Michigan Republicans are upon you. More...