August 23, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

BPW Will Look Into Compost Odor

Mackinac Island's Board of Public Works will look into a new way to manage the smell coming from composting operations at the Solid Waste Handling Facility. More...

Police Reports

Reports from the Mackinac Island Police Department, August 12 to August 19: A man reported $300 missing from his wallet at 4 p.m. Friday, August 15. More...

Last Poetry Class To Be August 27

The last poetry class of the season at the Grand Hotel will take place Wednesday, August 27, from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Audubon Bar. Participants should bring poems they love, by others or themselves, to read or recite. More...

Fundraiser To Benefit Island Medical Center This Sunday

The season's premier fundraiser, an auction, raffle, and buffet to benefit the Mackinac Island Medical Center, will be this weekend, Sunday, August 24, at Grand Hotel. The event begins at 5 p.m. More...

Robin Dorman Is New Community Foundation Executive Director

Robin Dorman will be introduced as the new executive director of the Mackinac Island Community Foundation at the Foundation's annual community party Wednesday, August 27. More...

Tombstone Tales Event Uses Cemeteries To Bring Local History to Life

An Irish servant, a Yankee rebel, and a French voyageur were a few of the personalities who turned up for Mackinac State Historic Parks' "Tombstone Tales" cemetery tour from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, August 13. More...

Zuhdi Jasser To Speak at Islamic Forum

The head of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy will speak on Mackinac Island Friday, August 29, at the Trinity Church rectory on Fort Street. More...

Entertainment Guide August 22- August 31

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...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 20, Susan Bankard placed first, Kay Berke placed second, and Nicki Krzykowski placed third. More...

School Picnic Will Be September 2

The 2008-09 school year for Mackinac Island Public School begins Tuesday, September 2, and will be celebrated with a community picnic. The picnic will begin at noon in the school's playground area. More...

Lilacs in Marquette Park To Be Restored Over Next 10 Years

Approximately 180 lilac shrubs in Marquette Park will be restored over the next 10 years through the Mackinac State Historic Parks' lilac restoration program. More...

Encampment, Powwow Begins August 23

A family event that celebrates the history of the St. Ignace area, the Rendezvous at the Straits French Voyageur Encampment and Powwow is set for Saturday, August 23, and Sunday, August 24. More...

Columnists

Candidates Finally Looking to Michigan

Michigan Politics

Early in the presidential primary season, Michigan got a cold shoulder, mostly from national Democrats who were more adamant than GOP leaders in opposing the state's challenge of the stranglehold that New Hampshire and Iowa have on the early nomina More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

It's summertime on Mackinac, one of the most beautiful times of the year. More...

Looking Back

90 Years Ago The St. Ignace News Thursday, August 22, 1918 The greatest treat the Island has enjoyed for some time was the lecture given in the casino of the Grand Hotel Saturday evening by Bishop C.D. Williams of Detroit. Last fall, Dr. More...

Sign Ordinance Will Be Reviewed - After Tourism Season

The Mackinac Island Ordinance Committee will take a closer look at its sign ordinance, but will not make decisions until after the tourist season, the committee announced during a meeting Wednesday, August 13. More...

Festival To Celebrate Island's Sweet Treat

For the fourth year in a row, the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival will celebrate the Island's signature treat with special events, contests, and fudge. More...

City To Examine Temporary Vendor Rules

Mackinac Island's ordinance committee will consider temporary merchandise tents used during special events, members announced at a meeting Wednesday, August 13. More...

School Board To Meet Aug. 25

The Mackinac Island Public School Board of Education will meet Monday, August 25, at 7 p.m. The meeting was originally scheduled for Thursday, August 21. The board of education meets in the school library. More...

West Bluff Cottager Dottie Sharer Leaves Island After 43 Years

Dorothy Sharer has seen many changes on Mackinac Island through the years. After all, the West Bluff cottager first visited the Island with her family at the age of four. More...

David Rowe Is Commodore of Yacht Club

David Rowe, a 26-year member of the Mackinac Island Yacht Club, will take the helm as club commodore Sunday, August 31, relieving Commodore Jack Keck in a change of watch ceremony that will begin at 1 p.m. Mr. More...

Author Louise Penny To Speak at Island Library

Crime fiction writer Louise Penny will discuss her mysteries at the Mackinac Island Public Library Friday, August 22, at 4 p.m. Ms. More...

City Considers Replacing Lights With Longer Lasting LEDs

Changing the lighting and design of Mackinac Island's 100 lamp posts may not sound like big news, but what one company has to offer in light-emitting diode (LED) features has impressed the city, which expects to save thousands of dollars on energy More...

Labor Day Regatta Will Be August 31

The 14th annual Horn's Bar Labor Day Regatta, the last of a series of boat races at Mackinac Island this summer, will be Sunday, August 31. A skippers' meeting will take place at 1:45 p.m. at Mackinac Island Yacht Club that day. More...

Legion, Volunteers To Continue Cleaning Headstones August 31

For the last time this summer, local war veterans and volunteers will finish cleaning headstones at Mackinac Island's two city cemeteries, Ste. Anne's Cemetery and the Protestant cemetery, starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 31. More...

30 Riders Join Horse Show

The Mackinac Horsemen's Association hosted the 38th Annual Mackinac Island Horse Show at Great Turtle Park Sunday, August 17. Thirty adults and children participated in the event. More...

Wawashkamo Battle Day Results

Wawashkamo Golf Club held its annual Battle Day Tournament Saturday, August 2, with 40 players participating. More...

Letters

Private Horse Culture Should Be Able to Prosper on Island

To the Editor: After years of hard work to restore the private saddle horse population on Mackinac Island, why would the City of Mackinac Island look to restrict the private saddle horse right of way under its jurisdiction? More...

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