June 23, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

CBS Early Show Will Visit Island

The CBS Early Show will make a stop on Mackinac Island Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22. More...

News

Church Brings Black Ash Basketry to Lilac Festival

Originally a one-day event, the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival has grown into a 10- day extravaganza over its 58- year history, offering various activities to keep people entertained. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, June 20, Lois Largo placed first, Janet Stingel placed second, and Susan Bankard placed third. More...

Cemetery Aided by $250 Donation

An anonymous donation of $250 to the Mackinac Island Community Foundation for use of cemetery upkeep and maintenance will be used to purchase topsoil in the fall, the Cemetery Board decided at a meeting Thursday, June 14. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Budget Aside, There Is Progress From Lansing

Amid all of the headlines out of Lansing on the battle of the budget, there were two bits of good news last week about upgrading of state services for consumers: + The Department of Community Health (DCH), long prodded by Attorney General Mike Cox More...

Horses Play an Important Role in the Island's Lilac Parade

The 2007 Lilac Festival came to a close once more with bands, clowns, bagpipers, dancers, bicycles, dogs, and, of course, horses. It was a nice parade. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Interpreters Enjoy Performing for the Children

A Parade! A parade! What could be more fun than the annual Lilac Parade Sunday, June 17, led by Island-born native Donald Andress, riding high on his handsome horse and carrying the American flag, which is an annual tradition. More...

36 Become U.S. Citizens on Porch of Grand Hotel

It's a day that Peiying Kuo will forever remember. Originally from Taiwan, Mrs. More...

Straits Tourism Sites: Early Numbers Look Good

MSHP Reports Travelers to Area Peaked in 1998

Tourism at the Straits of Mackinac peaked in 1998, reports Mackinac State Historic Parks, and dropped from about 950,000 visitors then to about 695,000 in 2006, and with a bad state economy, high gasoline prices, and thousands of travelers from sou More...

Sports

Third Annual Soccer Camp Provides Fun, Guidance for Kids

For the third consecutive year, students from Mackinac Island Public School and neighboring mainland schools gathered at Great Turtle Park June 11 to June 13 for three days of afternoon soccer camp. More...

First Mixed Couples Golf Match Held June 13

Wawashkamo Golf Course held the first mixed couples tournament of the season Wednesday, June 13, with 44 golfers participating. In first place with a score of 30 was the team of Jonnie Chappie, Larry Berke, Lin Sheppard, and Janice Preston. More...

32 Players Join Spring Scramble

Goodfellows Bar and Grill held its spring scramble Tuesday, June 12, at Wawashkamo Golf Course with 32 participating. First place with a score of 60 was the team of Jeoff Lynch, Ron Steensma, Mark Buchanon, and Mike Compton. More...

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