October 11, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Airport Cost Jumps to $6 Million, Park Learns

Commission To Assist in St. Ignace Efforts, Norway Maple Control

A runway rehabilitation project at the Mackinac Island Airport that was expected to cost $2.5 million will now cost $6 million. More...

City Seeks More Control of Locations Where Bicycles Can Be Rented

The city plans to tighten its control of bicycle rental operations to reduce traffic congestion and stop the practice of loaning rental bikes to other shops. More...

Dunnigan Earns State Award

Summer Mackinac Island resident and author Brian L. More...

Stuart House Exhibits To Include Old School, Medical Center, Military Veterans

Exhibits in the historic Stuart House Museum on Mackinac Island will soon feature historical information, artifacts, and photographs of Island military veterans, the former Thomas W. More...

Island Police Officers Hardy, Dziobak Promoted to Corporals

Police officers Ken Hardy and Andy Dziobak have been promoted to corporal by Police Chief Jim Marks. More...

Bike and Buggy League Reports 35th Season Results

The team of David Bankard and Pat Bishop took first place overall and the award for the single round high score in the Bike and Buggy Bridge League, which ended its 35th season in August. More...

Morning Walks Planned in October

Two morning recreational walks on Mackinac Island are being offered to those who would like to enjoy the fall colors Monday, October 13, and Wednesday, October 22. Both walks begin at 9:30 a.m. More...

2 Students Complete Hunter Safety

Two Mackinac Island youths, Kyra Kolatski and Kyle Shunk, completed the state hunter safety education course Wednesday, October 1. Both sixth grade students at Mackinac Island Public School, Miss Kolatski and Mr. More...

Engaged

Heather Distasio, Chris West

Chris West and Heather Distasio, both of Mackinac Island, have announced their engagement to be married. Mr. More...

Mackinac Island Students Enjoy Dance Class

Mackinac Island dance team for grades kindergarten through seven includes (front, from left) Ella Cowell, Brooke Dziobak, Ava Sehoyan; (middle) Leon Sehoyan, Sadie Johnson, T.J. More...

Byers To Be on Discovery Channel Wed., October 22

Russ Byers, Mackinac Island's stone skipping champion and current Guinness Book of World Records holder with 51 skips, will be featured on the "Time Warp" program on the Discovery Channel at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 22. Mr. More...

Sports

Island Lakers Repeat as NLL Champs, First Time Since 2003

The Mackinac Island Lakers soccer team clinched its second consecutive Northern Lights League (NLL) championship with a 9-2 win over Grand Marais Friday, October 3, and earned a 1- 0 forfeit decision over the Polar Bears Saturday, October 4. More...

Letters

Commercialization, Redevelopment of Island Causes Dismay

To the Editor: As overnight visitors to the Island for several nights a couple times a year for more than 25 years, we have come to regard the Island as part of us. More...

Island Should Protect Its Historic Elements

To the Editor: The jury may still be out but the verdict is in. The LCD test light on the corner of Main and Market has no place and no future on Mackinac Island. More...

Fly Control Effort Was Successful This Year

To the Editor: Seasons come, and seasons go. Success on Mackinac is often measured by the rulers of fudge sales, bicycle rentals, and ferry boat traffic. Rarely does an insect, such as the lowly fly, ever make frontpage news. This year it did. More...

Historic Indian Dormitory To Be Reopened as Art Center

With a donation of a little more than $800,000 from the Jane and Richard Manoogian Foundation, the largest donation the Mackinac Island State Park Commission has received, the Indian Dormitory, which has been closed since 2002, will be restored and More...

Public Supports Maintaining Landmark Status

With Tourism Eroding in Michigan, Island Must Remain Strong Draw, State Says

If Mayor Margaret Doud wondered whether the public would support the city's efforts in improving Mackinac Island's National Historic Landmark status, the show of more than 100 hands raised in support of the idea at a public hearing at Community Hal More...

Hearing Postponed

The hearing between business owner Ron Dufina and City of Mackinac Island over the use of a sign, to be held in 92nd District Court in St. Ignace, has been rescheduled for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 18. More...

Unemployed Officer To Be Used for Emergencies During Winter

Mackinac Island City Council, at its regular meeting Wednesday, October 8, voted 5-1 to allow police officer Dominic Redman to be used on an emergency basis during the fall and winter while he is on unemployment. Councilman Jason St. More...

Charlotte Chambers

Erica and Bill Chambers of Manassas, Virginia, announce the birth of their daughter, Charlotte Jane Chambers, born Monday, September 8, 2008, at Prince William Hospital in Manassas. More...

Lewand Chairs Community Foundation

Kathy Lewand was elected to chair the Mackinac Island Community Foundation at a meeting of the board September 12. More...

City Sees Surge in Cemetery Plot Reservations After Public Appeal

Requests for cemetery plots at the two city cemeteries increased this fall, the Cemetery Committee learned at a Thursday, September 18 meeting, as people have been responding to a warning that plots in the older sections are becoming scarce and res More...

Mission Point Resort Will Host Beatles Tribute Band October 18

The Beatles tribute band, Toppermost, will perform at Mission Point Resort Saturday, October 18, during two concerts during the resort's "Beatles Weekend" celebration. Concerts will be at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. and tickets are $10. More...

Businesses To Be Open This Winter

A list of businesses on Mackinac Island that will be open year-around, with telephone numbers, is as follows: • Doud's Market 847-3444 • Harrisonville General Store 847-3553 • First National Bank 847- 3732 More...

Fall Grant Applications Available

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation is accepting applications until November 1 for winter grants that will be awarded in early December. More...

Establishing a Local Historic District

According to State Historic Preservation Office

1) Citizens ask local legislative body to adopt a resolution to approve a historic district study. 2) Local legislative body appoints a historic study committee. 3) Study committee performs photographic inventory and research. More...

4-H Program To Fill Void of Disbanded Girl Scouts Troop

With the announcement of Mackinac Island's Girl Scouts Troop 127 disbanding, the 4-H Community Club is working toward expanding its programs to fill the void of recreational opportunities for the seven Girl Scouts and all other Island children. More...

Basement Door Addition Approved

A zoning variance to allow extended lot coverage for a walkout basement door addition to the new Cadotte Avenue home of Sandra and Debra Orr was approved by Mackinac Island's Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday, September 10. More...

Medical Center Hosts Flu Clinic

A walk-in flu shot clinic for people of all ages will be held at Mackinac Island Medical Center from Thursday, October 16, through Wednesday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, September 24, Lois Largo placed first, Nicki Krzykowski placed second, and Annette "Toots" Gillespie placed third. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

McCain's Fade Could Help State Dems

Republican John McCain's abrupt, ill-advised Michigan fade could be good news for Democrats down the ticket, maybe even for Supreme Court candidate Diane Marie Hathaway, partisan-nominated contender on the ill-named "bipartisan" ballot. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Once again, visitors caught a glimpse of Mackinac in all its fall splendor when the Michigan Municipal League Convention took place at Grand Hotel Wednesday, October 1, through Saturday, October 4. More...

Transportation and Tour Business on Island Is an All-Weather Job

Being in the transportation and tour business on Mackinac Island is not for the faint of heart, nor is it a fairweather affair. More...

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