July 26, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Legion Headstone Cleaning Project Continues July 27

Mackinac Island community volunteers and members of the American Legion Post 299 will clean headstones in the city's two cemeteries on Garrison Road Sunday, July 27, beginning at 2 p.m. More...

Poets To Discuss Frost at Grand

Poet-in-Residence Jim Lenfestey will discuss Robert Frost at Grand Hotel Wednesday, July 30, as part of the Grand Hotel summer poetry series. The class takes place in the Audubon Bar from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. More...

Community Calendar

July 24-26 •Mackinac-Manitoulin Yacht Race July 25 •Mackinac Island Public Library Summer Author Series: Mike Fornes, "Mackinac Bridge", 4 p.m. More...

Yacht Racers Depart Island for Manitoulin

After serving as the finish line for the Bayview Yacht Club's Mackinac Race and the Chicago Yacht Club's Race to Mackinac, the tables are turned for the fifth annual Mackinac-to-Manitoulin race, as Mackinac Island serves as the starting line, inste More...

Ste. Anne's Hosts Cocktail Party

Ste. Anne's Church will host a fundraising cocktail party Sunday, July 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to recognize the feast of Ste. Anne. The event will include a wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres, live music, an art auction, and a 50-50 raffle. More...

Folias Brings Latin Flair to Summer Series

The Latin-infused music of Folias, a flute and guitar duo from Grand Rapids, will take center stage Sunday, July 27, at Ste. Anne's Church. More...

Grassroots Effort Provides Necessities to Island Workers in Need

By Allison Levy When Gretchen Colman of Naples, Florida, returned to Mackinac Island in June, prepared for her seventh summer of employment, she brought with her a new pair of work shoes. More...

Mackinac Island Bible Church Offers Friday Night Coffee Hour

During the busy summer season, Island workers and residents can relax with Mackinac Island Bible Church's Coffee House nights. Games, music, food, and good times are enjoyed every Friday night from 9 p.m. More...

Horsemen's Association Fundraiser Set for Sunday

The Mackinac Horsemen's Association will hold two fundraisers Sunday, July 27, beginning at noon, when members of the 4-H horse club will conduct a "Stable Tour and Lemonade Social" until 3 p.m. at the Mission Hill Stables. More...

Obituaries

Miriam Welcher

Miriam A. Welcher, 76, of Rudyard, was a cook who worked on Mackinac Island and for Rudyard schools. Mrs. Wel - cher died Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at Mackinac Straits Hos pi - tal in St. Ignace. More...

Chicago Yacht Club Receives Key to City

To recognize its 100th Race to Mackinac, the Chicago Yacht Club received the first Mackinac Island key to the city, presented by Mayor Margaret Doud at the yacht club's annual party and awards ceremony Tuesday, July 22, in the Tea Garden at Grand H More...

City Will Take Closer Look at Temporary Merchandise Tents

Mackinac Island's business license ordinance will be revisited this fall as city leaders are questioning whether temporary retail booths connected with a special events or conferences should be required to purchase a city business license. More...

Police Reports

Reports from the Mackinac Island Police Department from July 16 to July 22: Three men and two women were verbally warned by police after trespassing on hotel property at 2:36 a.m. Thursday, July 17. More...

August Primary Will Narrow Field of Contested County Positions

Multiple candidates for the posts of Mackinac County Treasurer and Mackinac County Road Commissioner will be among tough choices facing voters in the Tuesday, August 5, primary election. More...

Local Author Mike Fornes Will Recount Bridge Stories

Mackinaw City author Mike Fornes will discuss the history of the Mackinac Bridge at 4 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the Mackinac Island Public Library. The lecture is the second of three in the library's summer author series. Mr. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 23, Mary Duncan placed first, Barbara Toms placed second, and Howard Burdett placed third. More...

Entertainment Guide July 25-August 3

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...

Birth

Bjorn Warp

Chris and Melissa Warp of Elmhurst, Illinois, announce the birth of a son, Bjorn Christian Warp, Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois. He weighed 8 pounds and measured 20.5 inches long. More...

Mackinac Island Provides Opportunities for Fitness

Dressed from head to toe in appropriate gear, Island resident Tim Leeper set out to bicycle 100 miles, completing 13 laps around Mackinac Island early Thursday morning, July 17. More...

Columnists

Seeking To Keep Term-Limited Seats in the Family

Michigan Politics

Family ties abound in the August 5 primaries for the State House of Representatives, a house decimated because 44 of its 110 members are term-limited. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

It's Monday, July 21, when a bit of sunshine is trying to break through the black clouds. More...

Opinions Vary on Wide Range of Available Garden Mulches

Nature Notes

Last week, I began to write about the wonderfully controversial topic of mulch, and I discovered that every gardener seems to have a personal opinion about mulching, its advantages and disadvantages, what type to use, when to apply it, and to what More...

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