June 21, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Islanders, Visitors Sample Treats at 'Taste of Mackinac'

More than 200 people sampled Island delicacies at the Lilac Festival's 23rd annual "Taste of Mackinac" at the Harbour View Inn Thursday, June 12. More...

Alex Graham and Bay View Jazz Ensemble Will Begin Concert Series Sunday

A summer concert series will begin this weekend at Ste. Anne's Church, and the first performance will feature the lively jazz of Alex Graham and the Bay View Jazz Ensemble. More...

For the Record...

A story in the May 31 edition of the Town Crier contained an error: Village Inn is not one of the businesses exempt under the new freestanding sign ordinance. More...

Entertainment Guide

June 20 - June 29

Grand Hotel Daily Entertainment at the following venues: Lunch Buffet - Piano 12-2 p.m. Afternoon tea - Classical Harp 3:30- 5 p.m. Cupola Bar - Piano Bar 5:30-7:30 and 8:30-11 p.m. Jockey Club - Piano Bar 6-10 p.m. More...

Library's 11th Summer Author Series Will Begin June 27

The Mackinac Island Public Library's 11th annual summer author series will begin Friday, June 27. The first visiting author will be John T. Fitzgerald, followed by Mike Fornes July 25 and Louise Penny August 22. Dr. More...

Engaged

Bullard - Salfai

Jessica Bullard of Mount Pleasant and Thomas Salfai of Menominee are engaged to be married. Miss Bullard is the daughter of Ken and Jo Bullard of Mount Pleasant. She is a 2000 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School. Mr. More...

The Flintstones, Superheroes, and Clifford Appear in Lilac Parade

The 59th Lilac Festival concluded in grand fashion Sunday, June 15, as 72 entries paraded down Main Street from Mission Point to Windermere Point. More...

Dozens Take Part in Epona, Barkus Parade

Pups and Ponies Strut Their Stuff

Dozens of dogs decked out in cartoon costumes paraded down the boardwalk from Mackinac Island Public School to Windermere Point during the annual Epona and Barkus Parade Saturday, June 14. The parade was led by Dynamite the Clown. More...

Hughey Is Graduated From LSSU

Amber Lynn Hughey, daughter of Martha and Darwin Hughey, was graduated from Lake Superior State University in late April with a bachelor's degree in nursing. More...

Children Learn To Grow Lilacs

Island summer residents (from left) Monica and Mary McGovern plant their own lilac seedlings Tuesday, June 10, as part of the Learning to Grow program led by Jan Young. More...

Obituaries

Tom Tellefson

Tom Edward Tellefson grew up at Pte. Aux Pins on Mackinac Island and took special pleasure in recounting fond memories of his boyhood on the Island throughout his life. More...

Jane Manikoff

Former summer resident Jane Manikoff, 83, of Mackinac Island, died Thursday, June 12, 2008, in Pompano Beach, Florida. She was born to Dorothy (nee Packard) and Frederick Farrington Holt in Detroit June 21, 1924. As a child, Mrs. More...

Mill Creek Visitors Center Dedicated to Dr. David Armour

For only the second time in its long history, the Mackinac Island State Park Commission has dedicated one of its 110 buildings to a person. The visitor center at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park is now called the David A. More...

50th Anniversary Is Day of Celebration for Historic Parks

U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak presents a resolution passed by both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives recognizing Mackinac State Historic Parks' 50 years of museums and historic preservation programs. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, June 18, Lois Largo placed first, Susan Bankard placed second, Kay Berke placed third, and Dorothy Sharer placed fourth. More...

Bruce Lynn Leaves MSHP; Scott Witsman Takes Post

Scott Witsman, a retired Air Force officer from Chicago, has replaced Bruce Lynn as the Mackinac State Historic Parks group travel and special events coordinator. Mr. More...

Little Stone Church Plans Arts Presentations

For the third year, Little Stone Church's Fine Arts Festival will bring arts opportunities to Island visitors and residents. This season's festival will feature five authors, two musical groups, and an organ recital. More...

Prized Convertibles To Lead Antiques on the Bay in St. Ignace

Car Show This Weekend at Marina

In 1956, a young motorhead named Ed Reavie pulled up to LaSalle High School in his first car, a red, 1953 Ford Sunliner convertible, a vehicle, he recalls, that stood right "at the top of the food chain" in the automobile world. More...

Taste of Epona To Be Sunday

The Taste of Epona open house will be Sunday, June 22, at the Seabiscuit Cafe to raise money for the Dr. Rex and Elizabeth Orr Fund for the Care of Animals. The event will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Animals Are Blessed During Feast of Epona

"Look back on our struggle for freedom, trace our present day strength to its source, and you'll find that man's pathway to glory is strewn with the bones of a horse. More...

59th Annual Lilac Parade Awards

Stella King Award: Grand Traverse Pipe Band Grand Award: Horn's Gaslight Bar and Restaurant, The Flintstones Best Float: Mission Point Resort, Smurfs Best Theme: Lake View Hotel, PeeWee's Playhouse Best Horse Hitch: More...

Former B and B To House Grand Hotel Employees

The former Great Turtle Lodge bed and breakfast will now house up to 21 Grand Hotel employees, as its new owners have secured a special land use permit from Mackinac Island Planning Commission. More...

'Wawa Wackers' Scramble Results

Wawashkamo Golf Club hosted its first member mixed event of the season Wednesday, June 11. The nine-hole scramble attracted 40 members, as well as some guests. More...

'Mr. Art Critic' To Show July 11

Filmed on Mackinac Island and in Traverse City last fall, "Mr. Art Critic" will be shown at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island Friday, July 11, and Saturday, July 12, with two showings each night at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Groundwater: Public Trust or Product for Sale?

That ex-Governors Bill Milliken and Jim Blanchard lack their former clout in Lansing is underscored as they and an outmanned not-so-now-merry band of environmentalists buck a tide of powerful interests in the Legislature's latest debate on water la More...

Looking Back

90 Years Ago The St. Ignace News Thursday, June 20, 1918 Rt. Rev. Frederick Eis of Marquette confirmed a large class at St. Ann's church Sunday morning. Mrs. W.S. McArthur and family of Chicago arrived Tuesday. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Following a brief shower Sunday, June 15, the brilliant sun came out, just in time for everyone to enjoy the Lilac Parade. From Mission Point to Windermere Point, the streets were lined, awaiting the 59th annual Lilac Parade. More...

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