August 9, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Church Windows To Be Replaced in Fundraiser

A fundraising cocktail party at the church rectory Sunday, July 27, raised enough money to restore one stained glass window at Ste. Anne's Church, a start toward an ambitious project to have all the windows restored. More...

City Seeks To Reduce Damage Caused by Moving Modular Homes

The maximum dimensions for modular home sections allowed to be moved on public roads on Mackinac Island may be reduced to prevent transport vehicles from blocking a public road or damaging nearby trees or yards along the way. More...

Air Force Quintet To Perform on Island

The United States Air Force Mid-America Woodwind Quintet will visit Mackinac Island for two performances this week as part of its ongoing tour. The group, part of the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America, will perform at 3 p.m. More...

Bynoe, May Will Perform in Concert Series

Two of Mackinac Island's own will take the stage at Ste. Anne's Church for this weekend's Cool Sunday Afternoons concert as Peggy Bynoe and Carolyn May perform August 10, at 2 p.m. More...

Girl Scout Troop 609 To Mark 30 Years as Honor Guards

Girl Scout troop #609 of Saginaw will celebrate its 30th reunion at the scout barracks behind Fort Mackinac August 10. Activities in and around the barracks will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. at Fort Mackinac. More...

'Tombstone Tales' Cemetery Tour Set for August 13

Historical interpreters will unearth the stories of nine men and women who shaped Mackinac Island's history at Mackinac State Historic Parks' "Tombstone Tales" cemetery tour at 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 13. More...

Council Addresses Concerns Regarding Off-Island Vendors

The Mackinac Island City Council addressed resident concerns about off-Island vendors during special events at its meeting Wednesday, July 30. More...

Mackinac-to-Manitoulin Sailors Enjoy Best Sailing Conditions Ever for Race

Several photo finishes marked the conclusion of the fifth annual Mackinac-to- Manitoulin race Saturday, July 26. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 6, Ede Nelson placed first, Barbara Toms placed second, Nancy Keogh placed third, and Jane Burdett placed fourth. More...

Book Depicts Old Times of Mackinac

With his new book of more than 100 photographs, called "Mackinac Album," Mackinac Island photographer and businessman Robert E. Benjamin weaves a history of life on Mackinac. More...

Island's Own Premiere Mackinac Composition

Members of a chamber ensemble including Mackinac Island summer residents Melissa Straus, Tess Miller, and Scott Harding premiered a new piece entitled "Echoes of Mackinac" at Ste. Anne's Church Sunday, August 3. The piece, composed by Dr. More...

Columnists

History of Detroit Mayors: Thugs, Jailbirds, and Overachievers

Michigan Politics

If pending charges against scandal-plagued Kwame Kilpatrick lead to prison, he would be the third among Detroit's 57 mayors to become a jailbird. Republican Richard W. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The balmy days of summer continue to be as beautiful as ever, bringing radiant blue skies and warm sunshine. This week, I have met many visitors who are going to or coming from Grand Hotel. More...

Looking Back

90 Years Ago The St. Ignace News Thursday, August 8, 1918 D. McIntosh, who has been under the care of physicians for the past two weeks with an aggravated attack of sciatica rheumatism, is reported somewhat better. Drs. More...

Saddle Horses Downtown Cause Concern for Carriage Drivers

Mackinac Island's three commercial liveries are asking that the city create policies to restrict the use of private saddle horses in the downtown area. More...

Residents Asked To Reserve Family Burial Plots Now

Space Limited in Old Cemetery Sections

Record keeping of the City of Mackinac Island's two cemeteries is being reorganized. More...

Ordering, Service Problems Voiced at Liquor Control Hearing

Northern Michigan liquor license holders voiced their concerns about the reliability and accuracy of their state-regulated alcohol distribution agents at a Liquor Control Commission hearing on Mackinac Island Wednesday, July 30. More...

Designer Combines Form and Function in Fall Collection

Most designers make clothes for women with great bodies, but Nina McLemore says she makes clothes for women with great brains. More...

Horse Show Will Be August 17

The Mackinac Horsemen's Association will host its 38th Annual Mackinac Island Horse Show Sunday, August 17, at the Mary Milton Memorial Horse Ring at Great Turtle Park. The show begins at 9 a.m. and will last until 4 p.m. More...

Entertainment Guide August 8- August 17

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...

Police Reports

The following reports are from the Mackinac Island Police Department from July 29 to August 5: Two 13-year-old girls shoplifted a bracelet and earrings from a Market Street gift shop at 4:47 p.m. Saturday, August 2. More...

Metal, Friendships Forged During 24th Annual Blacksmith Convention

Longtime blacksmith Pat Hayes of Kalkaska was one of 20 blacksmiths participating in the 24th annual Blacksmith Convention at historic Benjamin Blacksmith Shop on Mackinac Island August 2 and 3. More...

Mackinac Seven Gallery on Display Through August

Members of the Mackinac Seven art group gather outside the Mackinac Island Public Library during their gallery reception Friday, August 1. More...

Waite Is New High School Science Teacher

The Mackinac Island Public School board of education voted unanimously at a special meeting Thursday, July 31, to hire Richard Waite of Cheboygan as the new high school science teacher. Mr. More...

Repairs Progress at Island School

Repairs on the fascia and outdoor trim at Mackinac Island Public School began Monday, July 21. The repairs, which were contracted to Mike Gamble, are budgeted to not exceed $60,000. More...

Round Island Passage Light To Receive Needed Attention Soon

The Round Island Passage Light stationed between Mackinac Island and Round Island will soon receive maintenance attention, as bids to paint the 71-foot-tall marine navigation light will be collected soon. More...

Letters

Objects to Hasty Decision on School Contract

To the Editor: At the June school board meeting, a vote was hastily pushed through to extend the contract of Dr. Roger Schrock. More...

Late Night Noise Spoils Island Visit

To the Editor My wife and I honeymooned on the Island 21 years ago and have returned numerous times since to celebrate our anniversary. We just returned home from the Island, where we spent both Friday and Saturday night (August 1 and 2). More...

Can't Wait To Return To Island Next Year

To the Editor: On behalf of the crew of the yacht Pororoca, I send a sincere thank you for the hearty welcome and support provided by your fine city island in the celebration of the 100th Chicago-Mackinac race. The fireworks were fantastic! More...

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