August 16, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Planning Underway To Keep Historic Landmark Status

When a panel of historic preservation experts and design consultants met with Mackinac Island city officials August 1, they agreed the city should create guidelines for remodeling historic buildings, constructing new buildings, and demolishing old More...

Festival To Celebrate Island's Signature Sweet

Mackinac Island fudge will be the star of the show during the fourth annual Mackinac Island Fudge Festival, which will begin Thursday, August 21. More...

Weekend Jazz Festival Will Begin August 28

Dave Brubeck, Branford Marsalis, and Diane Schuur, will join Alex Graham and the Grand Hotel Orchestra at this year's Labor Day Weekend Jazz Festival Thursday, August 28, to Monday, September 1. Pianist Mr. More...

38th Annual Mackinac Island Horse Show Will Be Sunday

The 38th Annual Mackinac Island Horse Show will take place Sunday, August 17, at 9 a.m. at the Mary Milton Memorial Horse Ring at Great Turtle Park. Entry fees start at $3 per class and organizers encourage advance registration. More...

Tours of Horse Ring Site Offered

The Mackinac Horsemen's Association will host tours of its new horse ring and future stable at its site on British Landing Road Monday, August 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 13, Nancy Keogh placed first, Nicki Krzykowski placed second, Audrey Gallery placed third, and Jan Stingel placed fourth. More...

Mitten Bay Girl Scouts Celebrate 30 Years as Honor Guards

Since 1979, the Girl Scouts of Mitten Bay Troop #609 have served as honor guards on Mackinac Island. This year, the troop's alumni gathered at the Fort Mackinac scout barracks to celebrate the troop's 30th year. More...

Basement Doors Variance Is Sent to ZBA

A request to install an aluminum fence along Heriot Trail, known as "Washout Road," has been tabled until the Mackinac Island Planning Commission receives more information about property ownership in that area. More...

Birth

Summer Madison Bertram

Nick and Lindsay (nee Bazinaw) Bertram of Cadillac announce the birth of their daughter, Summer Madison Bertram, born Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac. She weighed 3 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 17.5 inches at birth. More...

Music Festival Schedule of Events

All events are free unless otherwise noted. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday, August 19 • 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. More...

Underwater Exploration of Ancient River Begins in Straits Area

Underwater exploration has begun off the shores of St. Ignace with hopes of discovering evidence of ancient civilizations. The announcement was made at the St. Ignace Fish Feast and Mackinac Bridge Celebration Saturday, July 25. More...

August 5 Primary Election Results

Democrat Nora Massey will face Republican challenger Rob Winkelman for Mackinac County treasurer in the November 4 general election, following a primary runoff Tuesday, August 5. More...

Painting Will Be Horsemen's Association Raffle Prize

The Mackinac Island Horsemen's Association will raffle off "Hummingbird Horse," a painting by local artist Maeve Croghan, during the 38th annual horse show Sunday, August 17. More...

Twilight Nature Hike Planned Aug. 20

A twilight hike along a nature trail will take place at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, 3.5 miles southeast of Mackinaw City, from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, August 20. More...

Girl Scout Troop #1 To Celebrate 20 Years of Mackinac Island Service

Girl Scouts Michigan Waterways Council Troop #1 from Port Huron is celebrating 20 years of service in the Mackinac Island Scout Service Camp program this year, and alumni will gather for a reunion at the Scout Barracks Sunday, August 17. More...

Columnists

Primary Votes Send Loud Messages

Michigan Politics

In downstate congressional races, a Democrat just had a huge primary scare and two Republicans face high profile challenges this fall. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Linda Sue Moskwa, 47, passed away Sunday, August 3, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, with her family at her side. She fought bravely for eight months, after a lung cancer diagnosis. More...

Devil's Kitchen Yawns at Passing Parade of Island Visitors

A Look at History

Devil's Kitchen A small "sea cave," Devil's Kitchen opens two limestone mouths, one atop the other, out upon bikers on Lake Shore Road and passers-by on the ferryboats to and from St. Ignace. More...

Businesses Report Drop in Traffic

Poor Early Summer Weather Hurt Commerce, but Hotel Stays Are Strong

With the summer tourist season passing the halfway point at the end of July, businesses on Mackinac Island are reporting the expected drop in traffic, although hotels are say occupancy is similar to last year, which was a good year for most busines More...

Mitch Ryder To Headline Island Music Festival

Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, plus bands from as far as Texas and Colorado will participate in this year's Mackinac Island Music Festival to be held Tuesday, August 19, through Thursday, August 21. More...

POLICE REPORTS

The following incidents were reported by the Mackinac Island Police Department August 4 through August 10: An Island bike shop reported two counterfeit $10 bills were received as payment for a bicycle rental Friday, August 8, at 1:47 p.m. More...

Nina McLemore Fall Collection Shown at Grand Hotel

Joadi Keck of Grosse Pointe (left) admires a Nina McLemore signature jacket, shown by representative Roma Anderson. More...

Lenfesty Reads at Gallery Monday

East Bluff cottager Jim Lenfestey will read his poems at the Campbell Street Gallery in Grand Marais Monday, August 18. The free event begins at 5 p.m. Campbell Street Gallery is owned by Mackinac Island artist Maeve Croghan. More...

'Guns' Seek To Break Losing Streak to 'Hoses' in Softball Rivalry

As a police officer or a firefighter, losing a battle, whether it's to a criminal, a fire, losing can never be satisfying. In a charity softball game, that is another matter. Or is it? More...

Getting Hands on History: Barnwell To Restore Bernida

Roman Emory Barnwell is getting his hands on history with his new project of restoring the Bernida, the wooden sloop that won the inaugural Bayview Yacht Club Mackinac Island race in 1925. More...

Island Preschoolers Participate in 'Sporties for Shorties'

Mackinac Island's youngsters participated in the "Sporties for Shorties" program from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, August 11, to Wednesday, August 13, at Mackinac Island Public School. More...

Entertainment Guide August 15- August 24

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...

Council To Apply for Preserve America's Treasures Designation

As one of the first steps in preserving Mackinac Island's National Historic Landmark status, the city council, at a regular meeting Wednesday, August 13, agreed to apply for a Preserve America's Treasures community designation, which will qualify i More...

Airman Calcaterra Is Graduated From Lackland Air Force Base

Airman Mario Calcaterra IV, of St. Ignace, was graduated with honors from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas in July. More...

Sixth Annual Hunter Pace Results

The sixth Mackinac Horsemen's Association Hunter Pace was Friday, August 1. Event coordinator Candi Dunnigan announced that 13 adults and two teens participated. More...

Fun and Games Show Results

The following are results from the Mackinac Horsemen's Association's Fun and Games Horse Show held Sunday, August 3, at Great Turtle Park. More...

Red Cross Blood Drive Is Aug. 27

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Community Hall on Mackinac Island from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, August 27. Walk-ins are welcome, however, those who make an appointment are given priority. More...

Mackinac Island Foundation Plans Community Celebration August 27

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation will host its annual community celebration at the Gate House restaurant from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 27. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

90 Years Ago The St. Ignace News Thursday, August 15, 1918 LOST - Two pearls. Kindly return to Grand Hotel and receive award. Guy G. Bailey received word of his promotion from first lieutenant to captain U.S.A. More...

Letters

Shrock Offers Experienced Leadership

To the Editor: Dr. Schrock does a great job managing the teachers and staff among personality conflicts in the shadows. I'm looking forward to working with Dr. Schrock in the coming years. I think he has done a wonderful job. More...

Click here for digital edition
2008-08-16 digital edition