July 22, 2006 RSS feed / Top News

Mackinac's Souvenirs Are As Diverse As Its Tourists

A stroll down Main Street reveals dozens of shops selling mementos of Mackinac Island, from fudge to fine gifts to novelty hats. Souvenirs, in their infinite variety, are as numerous and diverse as the tourists who buy them. More...

News

Completing Straits' Triangle of History, Fort de Buade Reopens

Historical Society Needs $500,000 to Keep Artifacts Home

Hidden behind the Treasures and Trinkets gift shop in downtown St. Ignace is a historical gem, the Fort de Buade Museum, which has recently and temporarily been taken over by the Michilimackinac Historical Society. More...

Jim Lenfestey Organizes First Mackinac Island Poetry Festival

Jim Lenfestey, long-time Island cottager, published poet, and organizer of the first Mackinac Island Poetry Festival, describes poetry as an art form and refers to himself as "one who writes poetry" rather than as a "poet." He believes there is a dis More...

Cemetery Fees To Increase Aug. 1

Cemetery fees on Mackinac Island will increase August 1, from $200 to $300 for resident right of burial and from $1,500 to $1,700 for non-resident right of burial. A perpetual care fee is $300. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

115 Years Ago The St. Ignace News Saturday, July 18, 1891 More...

Letters

Island Has More Severe Problems Than Just Rabbits

To The Editor: I think it is very important here on the Island to see wildlife. We do not have an overabundance of wild animals to be enjoyed and seen by tourists, children, and local residents. More...

Fort 'Base Ball' Team Seeks to Even Series

Mackinac Never Sweats, the vintage base ball team fielded by Mackinac State Historic Parks, will seek to even the series with the Rochester Grangers in their annual dual of old fashioned baseball on Mackinac Island Saturday, July 22. More...

Round II: Sailors Prepare for 92nd Chicago Yacht Race

The Chicago Yacht Club's Race to Mackinac gets underway Saturday, July 22, with 305 boats registered to start. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Governor Candidates Talk Green Outside of Ads

They fall far short of making the environment and natural resources front burner issues of Campaign '06, but actions and proposals of current candidates are inching along the greening of Michigan politics that got a flickering start in the 1970s. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

White sails in the sunrise was the magnificent scene which appeared to the east early Monday morning, July 17, as the fleet of the Bicardi Bayview Mackinac race wound its way to the finish line at Mission Point, a spectacular sight. More...

Nature Notes

Anise-scented Sweet Cicely Plant Flourishes on Mackinac

As many of you know, I get questions about plants, animals, fish, insects, and myriad other nature-related topics, whether it be an unknown bird or mammal, a strange "manta" like creature in the harbor, a duck in a tree, or a possible sighting of a p More...

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