June 28, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Hahns Host Friends at Lovers Leap

Sharon and Bill Hahn hosted the G. Mennen Williams Celebration at thier "Lovers Leap" cottage in the Annex Saturday, June 21. More...

Mackinac Island Sunset Walk Is Planned July 3

A free Mackinac Island sunset walk is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 3. More...

Barnwell Turns Gardening Passion Into Business

For the past eight summers, Jack Barnwell has been planting the gardens at his grandmother's Iroquois Hotel. This summer he decided to expand, and started Barnwell Landscape and Garden Services. More...

Chamber Ensemble Helix 7 To Perform Sunday at Ste. Anne's

Chamber music with a Latin flavor will greet audiences as the Cool Sunday Afternoons music series continues this weekend. Four members of the chamber ensemble Helix 7 will perform Sunday, June 29, at 2 p.m. at Ste. Anne's Church. More...

Celebrations Planned To Mark Independence Day

Mackinac Island's Independence Day celebration will include historical programs and contests at Fort Mackinac, stoneskipping, and a fireworks display at dusk Friday, July 4. The day's festivities will begin at 10 a.m. More...

Around the Island Regatta Set for July 5

The Mackinac Island Yacht Club's annual Around the Island Regatta, sponsored by the Pink Pony and Chippewa Hotel, will set sail off the east breakwall of the Mackinac Island Harbor at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5. More...

Island Artist To Show Paintings at Library

Paintings by Mackinac Island artist Maeve Croghan are on exhibit at the Mackinac Island Public Library, and an opening reception will be Thursday, July 3, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the library. More...

Physician Rotations Announced at Island Medical Center

New faces rotate in and out of the Mackinac Island Medical Center every summer, as physicians complete rural rotations as part of their residency programs. More...

Which Items Can Be Recycled?

The following items are considered recyclable materials by DPW: - Magazines and catalogs - All shiny papered magazines and catalogs are accepted; bundle them for easy handling. Phone books, newspaper inserts, and junk mail are not recyclable. More...

Strength Team Shares Message

Making good choices was the message of the Stand Strength Team, a motivational "strong man" group that used feats of strength to demonstrate positive life decisions at Marquette Park on Sunday, June 22. More...

Youth Archery To Begin July 10

An eight-week recreational archery program for ages seven and older will be held every Thursday, from 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m., starting Thursday, July 10, at Great Turtle Park. More...

Walkers Learn About Island Flowers, Trees

It was a beautiful afternoon for a nature walk as a group of 17 set out from Bogan Lane Inn to learn more about Mackinac Island's wildflowers Tuesday, May 27. More...

Kindergarten Start Time To Be Determined by Late July

A decision will be made by late July as to whether this fall's kindergarten class will be held in the morning or the afternoon, said Superintendent Roger Schrock. More...

Authors To Speak at Little Stone Church, Discuss Self-Publishing

Five national authors will discuss their books Sunday, July 6, at Little Stone Church. The talks begin at 1 p.m. and each author will talk for one hour. More...

Obituaries

Christopher Bloswick Sr.

Christopher D. Bloswick Sr., 51, of St. Ignace, had a lifelong interest in Great Lakes boats and established several local businesses. More...

Council Renews Dray Contract, Denies Table Request

Mackinac Island City Council renewed its dray contract, denied a request to set up a table to display brochures about the 2008 election, and renewed five business licenses at the Wednesday, June 18, meeting. More...

Letters

Island Is Fortunate To Have Medical Center

To The Editor: On Sunday evening, June 1, while we were at our house on the East Bluff, my husband, Marty, developed chest pains. More...

Educating Workers Is Key To Island's Unique Composting System

All Trash That Can't Be Recycled or Composted Must Be Shipped to Mainland

Every spring, Bruce Zimmerman instructs people on the basics of sorting and recycling waste. His classroom is the entire island of Mackinac. Mr. More...

Walter North Earns State Philanthrophy Award

Retired State Senator Walter North of St. More...

Swimming Lessons Offered at Grand Hotel

Summer swimming lessons will begin Tuesday, July 1, at Grand Hotel's Esther Williams swimming pool. Two threeweek sessions will be offered, each consisting of six classes. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, June 25, Nancy Keogh placed first, Sharon Bartlett placed second, and Janet Stingel placed third. More...

'Red House' Fire Displaces 13 Island Employees

Fire severely damaged an upstairs apartment and displaced 13 employees at the building, referred to as the "Red House" dormitory, next to the Island House Hotel on Main Street, at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday, June 24. Occupants were uninjured. More...

Gallagher Open To Be August 30

The sixth annual Mark Gallagher Golf Open will be at Wawashkamo Golf Club Saturday, August 30, at 3 p.m. Registration is $60 per person. To register, call the tournament's sponsor, Mackinac Doll Company, at 847-3527. More...

Horsemen's Association Celebrates Ten Years

The Mackinac Horsemen's Association will celebrate 10 years of teaching and promoting horsemanship Sunday, June 29, with an anniversary celebration for invited guests at the Manoogian Foundation house from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. More...

Family Foundations 'Geocache' for Treasure on Mackinac Island

Family foundations from throughout Michigan engaged in a real-life treasure hunt Saturday, June 14, as part of a team-building activity, during their 10th annual retreat at Grand Hotel. More...

Vipers Invade 33rd Annual St. Ignace Car Show This Weekend

Car Show Parade Is Friday Night

Wednesday, June 25, a sleek 1994 Dodge Viper Roadster will thunder north on I-75. As it crosses northern Michigan, it will be joined by dozens more. More...

Which Items Are Composted?

The following items are considered compost and noncompost materials by Mackinac Island Department of Public Works: Compost Materials: - Cereal boxes (no liners) - Computer paper - Meat (butcher) paper - Food scraps - Coffee grounds and filters More...

Fire Damages Mackinaw City Businesses Monday; No One Injured

No one was hurt when fire tore through one of the oldest buildings in downtown Mackinaw City Monday, June 23, on East Central Avenue. The fire call went out at 2:30 p.m., said Mackinaw City police officer Bob Desy. More...

Dance Classes Planned With Help of Local Grant

Excited students darted back and forth across the gymnasium floor as they learned new dance moves as part of a demonstration Thursday, May 22. The demonstration served as a preview for youth dance classes scheduled for fall. More...

School Board Offers Superintendent Three-year Contract Renewal

Superintendent Roger Schrock has been offered a three-year renewal on his employment contract by the Mackinac Island Public School Board of Education, extending his stay until at least through 2012. His current contract expires June 30, 2009. More...

Sixth and Seventh Grade Students Finish DARE Program

After spending several weeks learning how to make good choices, sixth and seventh grade students at Mackinac Island Public School were graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program Wednesday, May 28, in the school's gymnasium. More...

Walking Tours Offer Look at Hauntings

A new Mackinac Island attraction hopes to capture visitors, both from the mainland and from beyond the grave. Haunts of Mackinac, a 90- minute ghostly walking tour of the Island's downtown area, opened Friday, June 13. More...

Columnists

MUCC Makes Big Splash on Bottled Water

Michigan Politics

"It is time for Michigan to step back to the plate." - MUCC Executive Director Dennis Muchmore Indeed it is. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Summer is the season of adventure, when the days grow longer, and the sun, the moon, and nature's beauty can be seen in colors of a rainbow. Riding around the shore of our Island, one can find yellow daisies, buttercups, and black-eyed Susans. More...

Growing Container Tomatoes Is a Popular Choice on Mackinac

Nature Notes

Recently, a friend of mine pointed out to me how many people around here are growing tomatoes in pots, buckets, and other kinds of containers. As I looked around the Island, I realized they were correct. More...

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