May 24, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Kite Fliers Clean Up Mackinac Island Beach

The beach at Windermere Point is a bit cleaner now that Ben Nye and the staff of Great Turtle Toys battled rain and wind to pick up litter Wednesday, May 21. The group found a lot of plastic and lost socks. More...

Church Services

Trinity Episcopal Church and The Little Stone Church will hold Memorial Day services Sunday, May 25, to reflect on past community members and to remember those who died in the service of their country. More...

American Legion Post Will Clean Vets' Headstones

Cleaning headstones of war veterans and compiling a list of local veterans who served in the American Civil War are two projects members of the Mackinac Island American Legion Post 299 are conducting this summer. More...

Island To Receive Enhanced 9-1-1 Services by Late July

Mackinac Island should have enhanced 9-1-1 service by late July, following verification of about 1,000 addresses and telephone numbers. More...

Tourism Bureau's Spring Golf Outing To Be Held May 27

A fundraising spring golf outing for Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau will take place at the historic nine-hole Wawashkamo Golf Club Tuesday, May 27. The shotgun start for the four-man scramble will be at 1 p.m. Cost to register is $100 per golfer. More...

Mackinac Island Elementary Students Re-Enact 1814 Battle

Mackinac Island Public School students in kindergarten through third grades spent part of their day Tuesday, May 20, on a battlefield. The students were reenacting a long ago battle that took place on Mackinac Island during the War of 1812. More...

Mackinac Island's Class of 2008 To Graduate Six Seniors

Having returned home from a senior trip to Puerto Rico, Mackinac Island's six seniors can now take time to reflect on their school experience as they prepare for graduation. More...

Island Elementary Students Enjoy Wetlands Exploration

Gabe Hepker (left), a first grade student at Mackinac Island Public School, and third grade student Christopher Riggs examine swamp water with magnifying glasses Tuesday, May 20, More...

Cameron's Aerial Photograph's To Be Displayed

Aerial photographer Robert Cameron will hold an exhibition of his work in the gallery at Grand Hotel at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 31. Displays of his photographs taken around the world and seen in Mr. More...

Students To Present 'Land of Oz'

Students in fourth through seventh grades will present "The Magical Land of Oz" Wednesday, May 28, and Friday, May 30, at 7 p.m. at Mission Point Theater. Every student in grades four through seven has a part, said teacher Karen Allen. More...

2009 Mackinac Calendars Available

Mackinac Island Recreational Development's 2009 Season of Mackinac calendar is now available at many local businesses. The calendars feature photographs taken on the Island throughout the year and submitted by residents and visitors. More...

Engaged

Sarah Harbison and Eric Fish

Macomb native Eric Fish of Macomb, a former reporter for Mackinac Island Town Crier, and Sarah Harbison of Canton announced their engagement to be married Friday, May 2. Mr. More...

School Staff Takes CPR

Seth Baker and Laura Eiseler, teachers at Mackinac Island Public School, practice cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a mannequin during a training program instructed by Alan Burt of Allied EMS Sunday, April 20. More...

Obituaries

Otto Wandrie

Otto Bernard Wandrie, 83, of Spring Hill, Florida, was a decorated World War II veteran, and lived and worked on Mackinac Island for many years. Mr. Wandrie died Thursday, April 10, 2008, at his home in Spring Hill. More...

James Green II

James L. Green II of St. Ignace and Mackinac Island was a mechanic for Shell Oil Company in Montana for 30 years, retiring in 2001, when he moved back to St. Ignace, where he worked five years in the Kewadin Casino Maintenance Department. More...

Island Restaurants Make Move to Smoke-free Dining

Three Curtis restaurants and one Mackinac Island restaurant have become smoke-free establishments in recent weeks, ahead of proposed legislation that would ban smoking in all workplaces throughout the state, including restaurants and bars, because More...

Ferry Lines Add $3 Fuel Surcharge

As fuel prices continue to climb, Mackinac Island's ferry lines, Arnold Transit, Star Line, and Shepler's, have all added a $3 fuel surcharge to their ticket prices to cope with the rising costs of diesel. More...

Island To Observe Memorial Day

Interpreter soldiers from Fort Mackinac and members of Mackinac Island's American Legion Post 299 will pay tribute to the Mackinac Island soldiers who lost their lives in service to their country Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. More...

Island Recreation Events Announced for This Summer

A wildflower tour of Mackinac Island led by local botanist Trish Martin Tuesday, May 27, will begin a summer schedule of activities planned by the Mackinac Island Recreation Department. The tour will begin at Bogan Lane Inn at 1 p.m. More...

Nationally-known Storyteller Delights Students With Tales

Storyteller Betty Manion experienced her first time telling stories on an island when she visited Mackinac Island Public Schools Friday, May 9. Ms. Manion shared her engaging tales with grades kindergarten through seven. More...

State Park Commission Meeting To Be Held at Fort Mackinac May 23

A meeting of the Mackinac State Park Commission will take place in the board room of Fort Mackinac's Post Hospital Administration Building on Mackinac Island at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 23. More...

Students Honored for Academics, Athletics at Annual Anchor Awards

Mackinac Island's high school students were honored at the annual Anchor Awards Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20. More...

Deaf Artist Helps Students 'Listen'With Rap

It's everybody's music. Writing lyrics, making beats, and listening to other artists are part of the everyday routine for musician, performer, and rapper Sean Forbes. Mr. More...

Grand Offers 'Taste' of Austrian Culture

This summer's visitors to Mackinac Island will have the opportunity to give their vacations an international flavor. Grand Hotel is offering classes in Austrian and German food and drink as part of a cultural exchange program. More...

Mackinaw City To Host Parade, Reenactments This Weekend

Honoring fallen soldiers and celebrating the history of the Straits of Mackinac area will be the focus in Mackinaw City from Saturday, May 24, through Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. More...

Senate Committee OKs H2B Visa Bill

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would allow H2B visa workers to be exempt from a cap Thursday, May 15. The bill now awaits approval by the full Senate, according to the American Hotel and Lodging Association. More...

New Historic Parks Books To Hit Stands This Summer

Three new books from Mackinac State Historic Parks will be published sometime this summer. More...

Students Score High on MEAPs

Five students at Mackinac Island Public School were honored for their high test scores Tuesday, May 13. More...

Community Foundation Awards $20,000 in Grants

More than $20,000 in grants was awarded to eight organizations by the Mackinac Island Community Foundation Saturday, May 17. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Spirited Congressional Races in Store for 2008

This year's GOP challenge of five-term Senator Carl Levin shapes up as another Mission Improbable, but Michigan faces some of its most spirited challenges of congressional incumbents in decades. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Let us pay respect to all our veterans this Memorial Day, and honor them for their service to our country. Cold temperatures ushered in the weekend of May 16, when the Zoo-de-Mackinac bike riders arrived for their annual visit to the Island. More...

Nature Notes

The Arrival of Spring Brings Feathered Friends to Feeders

Spring is one of those wonderful times, when the natural world seems to be in constant change. Every day new plants spring up out of the ground and begin to bloom, while others fade away. More...

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