June 17, 2006 RSS feed / Top News

City Council Sends Vehicle Permit Issue to Committee

Motor vehicles operating on Mackinac Island in the spring, after tourists begin arriving here, are beginning to irk residents, said some City Council members at their Wednesday, June 7, meeting, but the board sent the matter into committee for a solu More...

News

Concert Series Will Feature Classical Music

Those who see Mackinac Island as the perfect romantic getaway with just the right touch of Victorian charm will enjoy the soundtrack in the instrumental strains of the Summer Concert Series. More...

Post Office Expands Services for Summer Population

Other than being mainly a seasonal post office and receiving mail by plane or boat, the Mackinac Island Post Office is just like any other mainland Post Office in the United States. More...

Mackinac Island Airport Construction Project Gets Underway

A two-year Mackinac Island airport construction project is underway that will include alterations and improvements to the building and the construction of an electrical vault. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, said Saturday he will soon release a report documenting the extent that tribes "were duped and exploited" by disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The sunny days continue to be bright and beautiful as we approach the lilac parade Sunday, June 18, where our visitors will see the trees laden with a magnificent crop of lilacs ranging in colors from white to the deepest purple. More...

Single Dray Horses Have Stronger Connection to Drivers

Last summer I wrote about "Trusty Dusty," an amiable chestnut gelding that worked for the Mackinac Island Service Company. He's back this year, pulling his single small dray. More...

New Mackinaw To Sail Great Lakes Old Mac Becomes Maritime Museum

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw (WAGB 83) was decommissioned in Cheboygan Saturday, June 10, in the Coast Guard's first double ceremony, which also commissioned her successor and namesake, More...

Maple View Condos Get OK From Island Planners

Plans to convert the Maple View employee housing building into a 12 or 14 single-family condominiums are proceeding, as the Mackinac Island Planning Commission voted 52 in favor of the change of use at its regular meeting Tuesday, June 13. More...

People

Parker Ellinger May 18. 2006

Paul and Amy Ellinger of Canton announce the birth of their son, Parker Graham Lee Ellinger, born May 18, 2006, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. More...

Declan Thornton April 14, 2006

Matthew and Kendra Thornton of Chicago, Illinois, announce the birth of their son, Declan Berke Thornton, born April 14, 2006, at Northwestern University Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. More...

Volunteers Maintain Historic Parks' Vital Interpreters Program

When tourists visit Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City, they may see a British soldier who looks oddly like the French voyageur or the French wedding narrator they just saw a couple of buildings away. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

115 Years Ago The St. Ignace News Saturday, June 13, 1891 More...

Letters

Tourism Professionals Can Solve Problems

To the Editor: Knowing that in today's world, this letter is far too long, I sincerely hope it will be of help to everybody. More...

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