August 25, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

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Island Artist Offers Drawings of City Street Scenes at Shop

Brian McKelvey began drawing when he was two years old. Now, nestled between Mary's Bistro and the Iroquois Hotel on Main Street, he operates Street Scenes, which showcases his work. "I just kind of stumbled into this place," said Mr. More...

Labor Day Regatta Planned Sept. 2

The 13th annual Horn's Bar Labor Day Regatta Sunday, September 2, will take sailors on a 10-mile course around Mackinac Island. The race is characterized as a family fun event and open to all boats, with no entry fee. More...

For the Record...

Information printed in the August 18 issue announcing the birth of Lauren Jane Raville contained several errors. The baby's parents are Dolores and Joel Raville, and her sister's name is Kathy Elizabeth Raville. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

115 Years Ago The St. Ignace News Saturday, August 20, 1892 Bridge building, a grand old art, has been revolutionized, as have so many other industries, and no doubt, in a general sense, to its betterment. More...

Out-of-state Travelers Boost Island Tourism This Year

High Gas Prices Not as Detrimental as Expected

Tourism is up this year, business owners say, and whether the increase is just a few percentage points or a leap, they agree that more people are visiting the Straits of Mackinac this year than have for the past four years. More...

Ancient Waterfall Discovered Off Mackinac Island's Shoreline

An ancient 100-foot waterfall off the shore of Mackinac Island was discovered underwater last week by the crew aboard the training and research vessel The Pride of Michigan. More...

Obituaries

Aileen Koehler

Longtime Mackinac Island cottager Dr. Irma "Aileen" Poole-Koehler passed away at the age of 81 Saturday, August 11, 2007, at her home in Solana Beach, California. More...

Sharon Reese

Former Mackinac Island Public School business teacher Sharon L. Reese, 62, passed away of multiple illnesses Friday, July 27, 2007, at her home in Rock. Ms. Reese was born January 8, 1945, in Escanaba to Roy and Clarice (nee Norden) Ackerman. More...

Columnists

Tilting at Windmills, and Water Withdrawals

Michigan Politics

Don Quixote, Cervantes' Man of la Mancha, tilted with windmills in a classic of the 16th century literary world about vision and fantasy. More...

Nature Notes

Goldenrods Are Indication That Summer Is Winding Down

You know that it's late in the summer, not only because we're all trying to pack too much into a short period of time, and going a bit nuts doing it, but because the asters and goldenrods are blooming, and right now they're blooming in abundance. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Sunday, August 19, was a perfect Mackinac day with heavenly blue skies and warm sunshine as friends gathered at the Little Stone Church to say farewell to Aileen Koehler, a beloved member of our community. Dr. More...

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