June 2, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Planners Prepare for Lilac Festival June 8 - 17

The 58th Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is fast approaching. With 10 days of events from June 8 to 17, the popular festival promotes Mackinac island and attracts visitors from throughout the nation. More...

News

Security Cameras May Be Added at Island School, Superintendent Reports

Before school board meetings, it is customary to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, but Thursday, May 24, the meeting included a bit of a kick . . . or a tap, tap, twirl, and a twist, to be exact. More...

Father James Williams Retires After 37 Years of Priesthood

Served Ste. Anne's on Island, St. Ignatius Loyola in St. Ignace

St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in St. Ignace was filled to overflowing Sunday, May 27, as parishioners gathered to commemorate the retirement of Father James Williams, who has been their pastor for the last two years. More...

Mackinac Island Welcomes Four Police Officers to Seasonal Staff

Mackinac Island welcomed four seasonal police officers to assist Chief William Lenaghan, Lieutenant Pete Komblevitz, and other full-time officers with daily police duties. More...

Island Work Featured on 'Dirty Jobs'

Discovery Channel Show Gets the Dirt on Toughest Island Jobs

Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel television series "Dirty Jobs," spent four days in the Upper Peninsula last week, tackling the challenging maintenance work of the Mackinac Bridge and driving a horse-drawn slop wagon, considered by some the More...

Two Graduated in Mackinac Island School Class of '07

"Never, never, never, never, never give up." Those were the words that echoed off the gymnasium walls by guest speaker Phil Porter, director of Mackinac State Historic Parks, whose advice, once spoken by Winston Churchill, was meant to motivate gr More...

Sports

Grand Hotel To Offer Tennis Clinics

Grand Hotel tennis professional Jerry Murray will be hosting tennis clinics for juniors and adults beginning Monday, June 11. The clinics will focus on drilling, match play, and points. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Casperson Conquered One Stupak, May Take on Another

There are stirrings in the northland about another Stupak-Casperson election face-off, a match touted by Republican State Chairman Saul Anuzis and discounted by Democratic State Chairman Mark Brewer. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Monday, May 28, was a beautiful spring day on Mackinac, when American Legion Post 299 held an impressive ceremony honoring all the veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, especially the men and women from Mackinac. More...

Nature Notes

Answering Your Questions About Animals on Mackinac Island

This column is one which I like to call a bits-and-pieces column. Over the last couple of weeks, a number of people have asked me a variety of questions about natural history subjects. So I thought I would share some of the answers with everyone. More...

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