February 9, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Visas Snapped Up; Employers Scramble for Summer Workers

In early January, the cap was reached on the number of H2B visas that will be issued to temporary workers coming to the U.S. from Mexico, Jamaica, and other countries. More...

News

Mitch Ryder To Perform at Music Festival

Mitch Ryder and The Detriot Wheels will perform Wednesday, August 20 at Mission Point Theater for the Fourth Annual Mackinac Island Music Festival. Switchback will be the opening act. More...

147-Year-Old Papers Found Behind Wall at Island Business

Clothed in multi-layers against winter's chill, five Island carpenters move about an unheated downtown Mackinac Island building calling out needed wood dimensions between the intermittent whine of a power saw and the sound of pounding hammers. More...

Lumber From 1860s Main Street Building Will Take on New Life as Boat

A new vessel that will be seen sailing the waters around Mackinac Island this summer already has more than 100 years of history behind it. More...

Letters

Stop Over-building on Mackinac Island

To the Editor: Condo explosion! This obsession to ruin the landscape of our beautiful Island is deplorable. For those of us with families who have been on Mackinac Island for decades, this isn't progress, this is excessiveness. More...

Dismayed About Coffee Shop

To the Editor: My husband and I have been coming to Mackinac Island and staying on the Island for many years. One of the many charms of the Island is that it has never been a typical tourist-type place. More...

Winter Vacation on Island Is Special

To the Editor: Thank you, Mackinac Island, for the fond memories spent on the Island over the New Year. I have spent many summer vacations at Grand Hotel, but never in the winter. My husband surprised me with a Christmas present at Mission Point. More...

Sewer Moratorium Lifted; Fewer New Connections Allowed

The sewer moratorium placed on Mackinac Island residents and business owners last August was lifted by the city council in late January, two days before it was set to expire. More...

Cat and Mouse Chase Turning Heads on Island

The cat never will catch the mouse and the mouse never will eat the cheese, yet this creative cutter is capturing the attention of Mackinac Island residents. More...

Obituaries

Gail Weaver

Gail Weaver, longtime bookkeeper at Lake View Hotel on Mackinac Island and the daughter of the late Harry and Ethel Ryba, passed away following a long battle with cancer early Monday, January 7, 2008. She was 68. More...

Ralph Karr

Ralph D. Karr, 53, of Mackinac Island, died unexpectedly Monday evening, December 24, 2007, at the Mackinac Island Medical Center. He was born July 28, 1954, in Detroit. His father was Ralph Karr Sr. Mr. More...

Olivia Chambers

Olivia Chambers passed away at the age of 11 Thursday, January 10, 2008, at her home on Mackinac Island. She was born January 3, 1997, in Cheboygan to Jody and Mark Chambers. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Great Lakes Guardians Keep Dogging Prez Hopefuls

It's an uphill struggle, but Great Lakes governors and lawmakers are accelerating efforts to get the dwindling band of presidential candidates to commit to funding restoration of the lakes and outlawing diversion of water. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

It's wintertime on Mackinac, where the Island is aglow in all of its elegance and beauty. Snow covers the trees in the woodland, where avid skiers are enjoying the trails, which are in great shape. More...

Fifteen Species of Birds Found on Island During Bird Count

On a cold and windy morning, the third of January, my dog, Jake, and I ventured out, not just so he could get his morning run, or so that I could get my morning ski, but so that we could count birds. More...

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