August 2, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Parks Report Attendance Surge at Mill Creek

Since the opening of its newest features in June, historic Mill Creek Discovery Park near Mackinaw City has increased its attendance close to 20%, a great achievement considering attendance at Mackinac State Historic Parks is down 5% overall, direc More...

August 5 Primary Election Will Require Voting Along Party Lines

When 9,483 registered voters head to one of 14 precincts in Mackinac County to cast their ballots in the Tuesday, August 5 primary election, they will be voting along party lines, as required by state law. More...

Police Reports

The following reports are from the Mackinac Island Police Department from July 23 to July 29: A man sustained minor injuries after falling out of a rented "drive yourself" carriage on Cadotte Avenue at 4:20 p.m. Saturday, July 26. More...

Local Musicians To Premiere Piece About Mackinac Island Sunday

A new piece entitled "Echoes of Mackinac" will premiere Sunday, August 3, at 2 p.m. as part of the ongoing Cool Sunday Afternoons concert series at Ste. Anne's Church, sponsored by the Mackinac Island Community Foundation. More...

Two in Cruising Class Finish Race

Bequia, Unknown Lady Arrival Ends Chicago Event

Of the 434 boats that began the 100th running of the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Saturday, July 19, 44 retired, owing to light winds that carried on the race too long or because of mechanical or equipment problems. More...

School To Finalize Hiring Teacher

The Mackinac Island Public School Board of Education scheduled a special meeting for Thursday, July 31, to discuss the hiring of Richard Waite of Cheboygan as the new high school science teacher. More...

Officials Look Into Repairing, Replacing Old Dray Hitches

City officials and dray drivers are concerned about the deteriorating condition of some hitching posts in town, and are planning to repair or replace them and add new ones along Main and Market Streets. More...

Enhanced 911 System Will Be Tested Soon

Mackinac Island's enhanced 9-1-1 system will be tested in the next two weeks, when AT&T completes its data entry. More...

Chicago Sailors Join 'Round the Island' Race

Perfect sailing conditions marked the first annual "Round the Island" race for sailors from the Chicago, Mackinac Island, and Little Current yacht clubs. More...

Dimitri To Play in Concert

Singer, actor, and musician Michael Dimitri will perform as part of the Inn at Stonecliffe's summer concert series Wednesday, August 6, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mr. More...

Slevin, Dybka Team Up for Island Performance

Mary Slevin and Grammywinning jazz producer, songwriter, and pianist Darryl Dybka of Nashville will perform at the Pink Pony Sunday, August 3, through Tuesday, August 5. Mrs. More...

Entertainment Guide August 1- August 10

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...

Author Barbara Burkhardt To Speak at Library

Writer Barbara Burkhardt will visit the Mackinac Island Public Library to present "Conversations with William Maxwell" Friday, August 8, at 4 p.m. as part of the library's summer lecture series. Dr. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 30, Buzz Waggoner placed first, Leo Sherwood placed second, Audrey Gallery placed third, and Ann Timmons placed fourth. More...

Columnists

Environmentalist Urges Caution on Great Lakes Compact

Michigan Politics

The summer ride of Dave Dempsey underscores his rising role as the Paul Revere of the Great Lakes, sounding battle cries against those who menace their waters. His lantern is the written word. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Friday evening, July 25, a strange and sudden storm hit our area. High winds with fierce lightning and thunder came in the early hours of the evening. More...

Looking Back

90 Years Ago The St. Ignace News Thursday, August 1, 1918 Training ships Yantic and Essics were in port Monday with a large number of Jackies from the Great Lakes Training station, Chicago. More...

Celebration Recognizes Importance of Island Airport

Air Travel Vital for Island Community; Terminal Gets $2.5 Million Upgrades

The Mackinac Island Airport terminal was celebrated during a re-opening ceremony Friday July 25, following two years of renovation. More...

Enjoying Island's Main Street

Three-year-old Annie Sonju of Madison, Wisconsin, enjoys a bicycle ride down Mackinac Island's busy Main Street Tuesday afternoon, July 22. She is accompanied by her mother, Alicia (left), and her grandmother, Susan Larson of Gilby, North Dakota. More...

Blacksmiths To Gather Saturday

The clang of hammer and anvil and the smell of heated metal will evoke memories of earlier times at the old Benjamin Blacksmith Shop, as more than a dozen skilled blacksmiths create wrought iron art during the 24th annual Blacksmith Convention Satu More...

Three Rescued From Stray Boat

Three divers in the Straits of Mackinac, were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard from Station St. Ignace at 10:20 a.m. Sunday, July 27, after their boat strayed while they were diving. More...

For the Record...

On page 12 of the July 26 to August 1 issue of Mackinac Island Town Crier, it stated that Bill Martin was the president of the University of Michigan, which is incorrect. He is, in fact, the athletic director of the university. More...

McLemore Collection To Be Shown

New York designer Nina McLemore will showcase her Fall 2008 collection in Marlee's Gallery at Grand Hotel, from Friday, August 8, to Sunday, August 10. The trunk show will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. More...

Mackinac Island School Board Sets Budget, Welcomes Bean as Trustee

The Mackinac Island Public School Board of Education's meeting Thursday, July 24, served as its annual organizational meeting, as the board approved its budget, swore in a new member, and elected officers. More...

Bat Conservancy Group To Offer Program at Island Library August 6

Mackinac Island Public Library has invited the Organization for Bat Conservation to present its "Bats of the World" program Wednesday, August 6, as part of the library's summer reading program. More...

Mackinaw City Boys Defeat Never Sweats in Vintage Game

After a humiliating defeat 122 years ago, the Mackinaw City Boys came back Saturday, July 19, to leave the Mackinac Island Never Sweats in the dust, 7-4, in a vintage base ball game played by 1860s rules. More...

John Lamb To Perform at Mission Point Resort

John D. Lamb, winner of the 2007 Detroit Music Award for outstanding acoustic/ folk recording, will perform at Mission Point Resort's outdoor Bistro on the Greens throughout August and for one week in September. More...

Island Welcomes Another 'King'

Lawrence "Yogi" Gugin, of Jack's Livery and Cindy's Riding Stables, escorts a new horse recently purchased by the Gough family for the businesses. Mr. More...

McCready Named Asst. Principal

Carl McCready, 30, is the new assistant principal at Sault Ste. Marie High School, where he has taught mathematics for the past eight years. The high school enrolls close to 1,000 students. More...

Shepler's Captain Rescues Teen From Water

Eric Heffernan, a captain for Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, saved a teenage girl from drowning after she fell under the gangway while the boat was docked on Mackinac Island Monday, July 14. More...

Wawashkamo July 9 Member Mixed and July 19 Member-Member Tournament Results

Wawashkamo Golf Club hosted its third members' mixed team scramble of the summer Wednesday, July 9. More...

On Mackinac Island, Man's Best Friends Come Along for the Ride

Canine buddies Misty (right) and Rocky sit in the bicycle basket of Steve Zacharias Friday, July 11, while waiting for their other owner, Tess Beardsley, to arrive on the ferry. More...

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