July 30, 2005 RSS feed / Top News

Hammers and Anvils Coming to Island Aug. 6

The sound of forge and anvils will be ringing down Market Street Saturday, August 6, as Mackinac State Historic Parks hosts the 21st Annual Benjamin Blacksmith Convention. More...

News

Island State Park Commission Looks for Fund Restoration

Park Can Keep Revenue from Certain Fees

The Mackinac Island State Park Commission believes there will be strong support to restore some state funding for the agency More...

Joint Issues Concern City, State Parks

There was a friendly atmosphere as the Mackinac Island State Park Commission met with the Mackinac Island City Council Friday, July 22, to discuss issues which concern both bodies. More...

Cemetery Board Considers Rule Changes, Raising Fees

The Mackinac Island Cemetery Board, meeting Wednesday, July 20, discussed several potential changes to their rules and the potential for fee increases. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARY

David R. Campbell, 66, of Mackinac Island died unexpectedly July 20, 2005, at Mackinac Island Medical Center. More...

Columnists

Weather May Factor in Pelican Spotting on Island

Nature Notes

I was stopped by a person with a question a couple of weeks ago. A woman visiting here pointed to a bird and said it looked like a pelican. Her response was that it couldn More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

BY JEANNETTE DOUD The hot, humid days continue on Mackinac, as well as many other cities throughout the country. More...

Foghorns Warn Sailors in Straits More Than 100 Years

A Look at History

The first lighthouses were built in the Mediterranean Sea before the time of Christ, and the first More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

115 Years Ago Saturday, July 26, 1890 The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island has had all the guests it could possibly accommodate for a week past. We are told this is the first time the house has been filled since it was built. More...

Earth Voyager Sets Record in Bayview Race

Earth Voyager, a 60-foot trimaran from Rochester, New York, with her crew of six, stole the show last weekend by breaking the Southampton course record, finishing in 21 hours and 30 seconds in what is being called the fastest Bacardi Bay More...

Be Careful of Cigarettes, Matches During Drought

Drought conditions on Mackinac Island are becoming severe, said Fire Chief Dennis Bradley, and the precipitation last week has not been enough to ease conditions. More...

Public To See Master Plan Priorities

What is the worst thing that could happen to Mackinac Island? A hard question, but one that the Master Planning Committee is asking residents to consider as they continue work on providing a new master plan for More...

City Approves Ambulance Bid

By Leslie Rott The Mackinac Island City Council, armed with $75,000 in pledges for a new ambulance, will purchase a 2005 Ford E-250 super cargo diesel van from Holden & Holden, Ltd of Harrison and expects to take delivery in November or More...

People

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 27, Howard Burdett placed first, Nicki Krzykowski placed second, and Nancy Keogh placed third. More...

Friends Meet, Share Old Times at Grand Hotel

Aileen Koehler (second from right) entertained friends at Grand Hotel Saturday, July 23. Sharing old times are (from left) Dorothy Sharer (seated), Sheila Ellman, Mary Milton, and Susan Bankard. More...

A Surprise Engagement!

Kimberly Holton planned a leisurely birthday on Mackinac Island Sunday, July 24. It would include breakfast at the J.L. Beanery coffee shop by the marina and dinner with her family at the Iroquois Hotel. More...

Sports

The Line-Up

The Fort Mackinac Never Sweats

Honorary Captains John More...

Glossary of Terms

Aces = Runs Ballists = Players Behind = Catcher More...

Play Ball!

Painful Defeat for Never Sweats All in Good Fun

It was a sad day on the Scout Barracks field when the Fort Mackinac Never Sweats lost a hard fought contest to the Rochester Grangers. The contest took place at the Scout Barracks pitch Saturday, July 23. More...

Editorials

Republican Chairman Vows Changes

Michigan Politics

Republicans, after the 19912002 reign of Governor John Engler, currently control the Legislature and the Michigan Supreme Court. Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land and Attorney General Mike Cox are well positioned for reelection. More...

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