May 31, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Freestanding Signs Get OK; Goodman Feted by Council

Businesses like Mission Point, Jack's Livery Stable, and Village Inn won't have to uproot their freestanding signs, as the Mackinac Island City Council approved an amendment to their Sign and Display of Merchandise Ordinance Wednesday, May 21. More...

St. Onge Retains Council Seat

Incumbent Jason St. Onge will keep his seat on Mackinac Island City Council following a recount vote Thursday, May 22. The two-vote difference in the May 6 election between Mr. St. More...

Movies Planned Monday Nights

Starting June 2, Mission Point Resort will offer firstrun feature films every Monday at 9 p.m. Tickets will cost $6 for adults and $3 for children and can be purchased at the Mission Point Activities Center or the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau. More...

Rausch Named Best Hemingway Look-a-Like

Scott Rausch of Frankenmuth and Mackinac Island thinks he looks like Ernest Hemingway, and he has the judges of a look-a-like contest in Saginaw to back him up. More...

School To Post Two Positions

Mackinac Island Public School will be looking for a new physical education teacher and a classroom aide for the kindergarten and first grade class. More...

Local Candidates Announced for August Primary Election

Local candidates have filed petitions and are launching their campaigns for county positions that will be on the August 5 primary ballot. More...

Garden Store Unfurls with Colorful Flags

As tulips finally open and buds slowly unfurl into leaves, another sign of a new season is the opening of a shop offering goods with bright colors and cheerful sounds for gardeners and nature-lovers. More...

Coronation of Queen Begins Lilac Festival

The coronation of the Lilac Queen for the 57th annual Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island will be held at Marquette Park at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, beginning a week-long series of events. More...

Star Line Changes Schedule

With fuel prices on the rise, Star Line has removed some trips from its posted ferry schedule to conserve fuel. Until June 12, Star Line will no longer run its 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. boats leaving Mackinaw City for the Island, and its 2:30 p.m. More...

Fort Soldiers Remember Those Who Died for America

Soldiers at Fort Mackinac performed the traditional Memorial Day march to Post Cemetery on Mackinac Island Monday, May 26, in honor of Americans who died in service to their country. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Larsen

Dorothy M. (nee Wellington) Larsen of Saginaw, formerly of Mackinac Island, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2008, at Alterra Sterling House in Saginaw. She was 77. She was born August 1, 1930, on Mackinac Island. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

115 Years Ago The St. Ignace News Saturday, May 27, 1893 St. Ignace - Last Sunday one of the saddest drownings accidents that ever occurred here, being the lot of two young men employed as printers for this paper. More...

Island Veterans Honor Fallen Brothers in Arms

There was standing room only at Veterans Memorial Park as members of American Legion Post 299 led a Memorial Day ceremony to honor Mackinac Island soldiers and their families Monday, May 26. More...

Children To Present 'Oz' Play Friday

Students in fourth through seventh grades will present their second and final performance of "The Magical Land of Oz" Friday, May 30, at 7 p.m. at Mission Point Theater. Every student has a part in the musical, based on "The Wizard of Oz. More...

Bloswick Joins Grand Hotel

Jennifer Bloswick has resigned from her position as executive director of the Mackinac Island Community Foundation and is now the director of human resources of Grand Hotel. More...

Internet Radio Station Now Promotes Island Music Scene

Mackinac Island and Michigan musicians are now featured on Internet radio broadcasts as a way to promote the Island's music scene. Broadcasts are available from the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau's Web site: radiomackinac. org. More...

American Legion and Volunteers Clean Gravestones To Preserve History

Time has taken its toll on the cemeteries of Mackinac Island. On the sides of family plots, etched in giant marble crosses, and along the wings of cement angels, moss, dirt, and sun damage have all but obliterated the careful lettering, More...

For the Record...

Information published in the May 24 issue about student awards at Mackinac Island Public School contained errors. More...

Lightning Strikes White Pine at Island's Ste. Anne's Cemetery

Assistant City Foreman Mike Lee takes a chainsaw to one of the cemetery's white pine trees (top photo) that was struck by lightning during a string of thunderstorms Sunday night, May 25. More...

Sticky Paws Doggie Boutique Provides Unique Gifts for Pets

Visitors of the furry, fourlegged kind now have a specialty store of their own on Mackinac Island. Sticky Paws, a store "for pets and their parents," opened up shop on the Island May 1. The store is on Hoban Street next to the Village Inn. More...

Community Leaders, Hospital Board Take Part in Hospital Groundbreaking

A future "place of hope and healing" was celebrated Wednesday, May 28, as more than 100 people participated in groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Mackinac Straits Health Systems hospital on North State Street in St. More...

Ste. Anne's To Offer Employee Dinners

Ste. Anne's Catholic Church will again offer free dinners to Island employees this summer, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 5. Food will be provided by Grand Hotel this week. More...

Tennis Clinics Offered at Grand

Tennis clinics for youth and adults will be available for all Island residents and families beginning Monday, June 2, at Grand Hotel. Clinics will consist of drilling, points, and match play. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Washington, Lansing Fail Great Lakes Waters

For those concerned about the Great Lakes and waters that feed them, it's a time to be wary of the ways of Washington and Lansing. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Bright, blue sunny skies greeted the many folks who came to enjoy Mackinac over the holiday weekend. Main Street appeared very busy, with much bicycle traffic. Ste. Anne's was filled to capacity Sunday, May 25, for both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. More...

Nature Notes

Spring Brings the Return of Both Mushrooms and Mammals

As I mentioned in last week's paper, I find that spring is quite an exciting time in the natural world, as things change so quickly; the spring flowers bursting forth and fading, to be replaced by laterblooming flowers, the appearance of some of th More...

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