June 14, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Historical Sites Open for Season

The Michigan Governor's Summer Residence opened for visitors Wednesday, June 4. Tours take place every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and are free to the public. More...

92nd District Judge Candidates

Beth Ann Gibson and Thomas North have filed to run for the position of judge of 92nd District Court, serving Mackinac and Luce counties, in the November 4 election. One candidate will be elected to the nonpartisan sixyear term. More...

Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, June 11, Kay Berke placed first, Ann Timmons placed second, and Jane Burdett placed third. More...

Police Urge Riders To Observe No Parking Zones; Lock Bikes

Mackinac Island's police department is urging residents and visitors to park their bikes in designated areas only. More...

'Walking Bride' Completes Island's Lilac 10K in Wedding Gown

Wedding dresses are destined for one short but significant journey down a rose-strewn aisle. More...

Knights of Columbus Convention Draws 1,500 to Island

More than 800 rooms at a dozen Island hotels were filled when the Knights of Columbus hosted its 58th annual convention on Mackinac Island beginning Thursday, May 22. More...

Lilac Parade Will Be June 15

Horses, marching bands, and clowns are among the entertainment that will be on hand to close the Lilac Festival with the traditional Grand Parade. The parade is Sunday, June 15, beginning at 5 p.m., a change from last year's start time. More...

Entertainment Guide

June 13 - June 21

Grand Hotel Daily Entertainment at the following venues: Lunch Buffet - Piano Noon - 2 p.m. Afternoon tea - Classical Harp 3:30 - 5 p.m. Cupola Bar - Piano Bar 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. -11 p.m. More...

Guest Speakers Help Prepare Island Students for Future

Career skills are now on the syllabus for high school students in Mary Patay's business class. Students heard firsthand about possible career choices this spring as guest speakers from a variety fields visited the class. More...

59th Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

June 13-15 Events

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Theme The Saturday Morning Cartoon Friday, June 13 10 a.m. Bike Tour with Doc Crain • Mackinac Wheels 11 a.m. Harbor History Cruise • Mackinaw Breeze • $15 2 p.m. More...

Men's Fellowship Breakfasts to Start

Weekly men's fellowship breakfasts, sponsored by Little Stone Church, will begin Thursday, June 26, at 8 a.m. at the Mackinac Island Yacht Club. The Reverend Dr. Vincent Carroll will be the presenter at the first breakfast. More...

Family Foundations Visit Island for Weekend Retreat, Geocaching

Family foundations from throughout Michigan are on Mackinac Island this weekend for a retreat at Grand Hotel to hear about the latest initiatives in philanthropy and family giving. More...

Obituaries

Emmett Schoenborn

Emmett Schoenborn, 75, of Conklin, died Wednesday, May 28, 2008. He was a lifelong fruit farmer and well known in the apple industry. Mr. Schoenborn was a member of St. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

McCain, Obama Should Be Pressed on Lakes Protection

Every election year since the environmental movement gained traction in the late 20th century, political war dances have been held to drum up commitments for restoration and protection of the Great Lakes. The drums throb again. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

It's lilac time on Mackinac, one of the loveliest and most beautiful times of the year. More...

Horse Tales

Horse Names Can Be Determined by Markings or Personality

One Sunday this late spring, before Mass began at Ste. Anne's Church, a visitor came up to Buck Sharrow. Buck has worked for the Young family on the Island for many years. More...

Bob Hughey Will Be 2008 Lilac Parade's Grand Marshal

Longtime Island Businessman Was Among Lilac Festival's Earliest Promoters in '49

It has been at least 30 years since Bob Hughey last enjoyed Mackinac Island's Lilac Festival parade. This Sunday, June 15, he will not only get to see it, he will be featured in it as the grand marshal. Mr. Hughey, who now resides in St. More...

Hoppenrath Honored by Island City Council

30 Years of Service on Planning Commission

Kathleen Hoppenrath was honored for 30 years of service by the Mackinac Island City Council Wednesday, June 4, at a meeting during which several appointments were also made to the planning commission and recreation board. More...

Epona and Barkus Parade Is Saturday

This year's Epona and Barkus Parade will be Saturday, June 14, at 1 p.m, on the boardwalk. The $10 registration is available on site for dog owners wishing to participate with their dogs. The theme is Saturday Morning Cartoons. More...

Planners' Goal: To Protect Island's Distinctive Architecture

Preserving historic buildings was the focus of a workshop with city architect Rick Neumann Tuesday, May 27, attended by several members of the Planning commission. More...

Board Ponders Five-Year Renewal of Superintendent Contract

When the Mackinac Island school board meets Thursday, June 19, it will deliberate extending the contract of Superintendent Roger Schrock for another five years. Dr. More...

Parks Program Receives AAM Accreditation

Mackinac State Historic Parks has retained its accreditation by the American Association of Museums, the fourth time it has been granted the prestigious recognition since 1973. More...

Historic Parks Will Mark 50th Anniversary Sunday

Sunday, June 15, exactly 50 years since the Mackinac Island State Park Commission established its preservation program by opening Fort Mackinac, the agency will celebrate its accomplishments at Fort Mackinac with speeches, music, and 50¢ admis More...

Blessing of the Animals To Be Friday

The Feast of Epona Blessing of the Animals will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, June 13, at the Mission Hill Stables. The Mackinac Island Dog and Pony Club comes together with Trinity Church and Ste. More...

Stilt Walker Visits Island on Fundraising Journey

It's hard enough for most people to walk a mile in another man's shoes, but Neil Sauter is walking 830 miles across Mich - igan on his own stilts. Mr. More...

Jane Finkel Crowned Queen of 59th Annual Lilac Festival

The 59th Annual Lilac Fes - tival opened Friday, June 6, in traditional fashion with the crowning of the Lilac Queen, despite nearby rumbles of thunder and flashes of lightning. More...

Bellaire Artist Wins 2008 Poster Contest

This year's poster for Mackinac Island's annual Lilac Festival and parade was designed by painter Betty Bea Washburn of Bellaire, the winner of Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau's poster contest in May. The contest will now be an annual event. More...

Birth

Kaylee Rose Cowell

Tracy Quinter and Gabriel Cowell of Mackinac Island announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylee Rose Cowell, born May 28, 2008, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces at birth and measured 20 inches in length. More...

Sports

Olivet Coach Will Lead Soccer Camp

Bill Boyle, head coach for Olivet College's soccer team, will lead a youth soccer camp at the Mark Gallagher Memorial soccer field on Mackinac Island Wednesday, June 18, through Friday, June 20. Camp will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Wawashkamo Golf Club Spring Scramble Results

Wawashkamo Golf Club hosted its annual Spring Scramble Saturday, June 7, drawing 40 players. The team of Lou Bunker and Rusty Preston won the event by five strokes, scoring a 65. Each received $100 in credit at the Wawashkamo golf shop. More...

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