June 23, 2007 RSS feed / 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...

Planners Keep Eye on Preservation Concerns When Considering Requests

Marina Work, 3 Fences, Mission St. Condo Get OK

Since state preservationists met on Mackinac Island in May, protecting architecture here has been a topic of discussion on the streets and in meetings. Earlier this month, a Historical Preservation Committee was appointed by Mayor Margaret Doud. More...

Young Riders Find Island 4-H Animals Aren't 'Push Button Horses'

Lessons Teach Equestrian Skills

A lot of work goes into learning to ride a horse. More...

City Schedules Hearing for June 27 on Proposed 0.7 Mill Increase

During a brief City Council meeting Wednesday, June 20, a Truth and Taxation Hearing was scheduled for Wednesday, June 27, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be followed by a special meeting of the City Council at 6 p.m. More...

Concert Will Be Sunday at Ste. Anne's Church

The Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School Capella Choir will perform Sunday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at Ste. Anne's Church, singing a cappella masterpieces of the sixteenth century, contemporary sacred pieces, and contemporary popular music. More...

Mission Hill Stables Hosts Blessing of Animals and 4-H Fundraiser

At Mission Hill Stables, an abundance of animals, mainly horses, is the norm. More...

Fairy 'Tail' of Fun

Annual Dog, Pony Event Celebrates Victorian Era

Cinderella found her glass slipper when she met up with Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Mary Poppins gave Rumpelstiltskin a spoon of sugar to help the medicine go down, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs climbed with Jack up the beanstalk. More...

Daisy Fundraiser Is This Weekend

Dee Czapek at Community Hall on Market Street Wednesday, June 13, with two of her newer Native American dolls to be shown at Daisy Day. 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...

Island Horse Etiquette Respects the Strength of These Working Animals

Horses, not cars, are the primary form of transportation on Mackinac Island, but people should treat them with the same care and respect they would a prized automobile. Island veterinarian Dr. More...

LaGalerie Wins 11th Lilac Window Display

Tinker Bell magically flew through the air in the animated window display at La Galerie on Market Street, helping the store to take first place in the Lilac Festival window decorating contest. More...

Ballroom Dancing Lessons Provide Fun, Great Exercise

"Slow, slow, quick, quick, together." These are among the commands from Lee May every Wednesday night as he hosts free ballroom dancing lessons on the first floor of Community Hall from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. More...

Resident Doctor Youngs Arrives

Dr. Kevin Youngs arrived on Mackinac Island Sunday, June 17, for the two-week Medical Center's resident physician rotation program. His residency will conclude July 1. Dr. More...

Dynamite, 'Duck' Carry on Island's Lilac Parade Tradition

Under sunny Mackinac Island skies, 79 entries decorated in Victorian grandeur paraded from Mission Point to Windermere Point on a jampacked Main Street as the conclusion to the 58th annual Lilac Festival. More...

Antique Vehicles To Highlight St. Ignace Show

Futurliner No. 10 was one 12 exhibit vehicles that displayed the cutting edge of automotive technology for General Motors in the 1950s.This rare showcase vehicle will be the star attraction at this year's 11th annual St. More...

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