June 20, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Family Fun Day Is June 22

Families will gather at Windermere Point for Family Fun Day Monday, June 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The day will offer children's games, a puppet show, face painting, and a concert by The Sidewalk Prophets, of New Fervent Records. More...

POLICE REPORTS

Reports from the Mackinac Island Police Department for June 10 to June 16: A woman living in a Main Street apartment called police after a Mackinac Island man tried to force his way into the apartment building Friday, June 12. More...

Journalism Students Jane Alexander, Kerri Jo Molitor Serve as Town Crier Interns

Tracking down a story lead and following school children through the woods on a nature walk are all in a day's work for Mackinac Island Town Crier interns Jane Alexander and Kerri Jo Molitor. More...

St. Ignace Marina To Showcase Prized Antique Cars Saturday

Bob Terry, 54, of Grayling, is entering a car into the 13th Annual Antiques on the Bay car show that is almost twice as old as he is. He will be entering a 1915 Ford-Ames Racer into the car show in St. Ignace this weekend. More...

Mackinac Island Bridge Players Put Emphasis on Fun, Not Winning

Grand Hotel's Grand Pavilion room was filled with people playing cards last week as the hotel hosted its annual bridge tournament. More than 100 guests from across the country came to play at Grand Hotel Sunday, May 31, to Wednesday, June 3. More...

Steensma, Callinan, Lynch, Preston Take First in Wawashkamo Golf

Twenty-four players participated in the first spring scramble at Wawashkamo Golf Club Saturday, June 6. The first place team of Ron Steensma, Freddy Callinan, Jeff Lynch, and Sean Preston had a score 62. More...

Carriage Tours Employee Called to Middle East Service

A seasonal employee will get his wish and go to Afghanistan to work for a private security company. Chad Bennett, a driver for Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, flew there Sunday, June 14, after receiving word that he got the job last weekend. More...

It's the 'Look' and Attitude That Make Mussers' Sadie Top Dog

"She was absolutely born to be a show dog. She's just like a dream dog." - Gabriel Rangel, handler

A little black Scottish terrier named Sadie is stealing attention across the country. More...

Horsemen's Confidence Clinic Will Be Wednesday

The Mackinac Horseman's Association will host a Mobile Confidence Clinic Wednesday, June 24, at Great Turtle Park. The youth clinic will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the adult clinic will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Yarn and Knitting Supplies Now Offered at Island Drug Store

Alford's Drug Store added yarn, knitting needles, and pattern books to its stock after owner Mel Hagenbaugh decided to share her love of knitting with all of Mackinac Island. More...

Horsemen's Helmet Clinics Will Be Tuesday, Wednesday

The Mackinac Horseman's Association will host a Helmet Fitting and Safety Clinic Tuesday, June 23, for youth, and Wednesday, June 24, for adults. The youth session will meet at 5 p.m. at Mission Barn, and the adult session will meet at 7 p.m. More...

Brunch Celebrates Mackinac Island History and Ties With Scotland

Patrick Sinclair's Irish Pub honored the history of Mackinac Island during the Lilac Festival with Sunday Lybster Brunches. More...

Island Puts on Its Finest Show for Lilac Festival Parade

Pulaski Band Takes Stella King Award

With an American Circus theme for the Lilac Parade this year, everything was about fun and games. Sixty-two entries were in the parade, a few more than last year, according to Tourism Bureau director Mary McGuire Slevin. More...

Island Employee Dinner Set for June 25

Ste. Anne's Church will host a third Island Employee Dinner Thursday, June 25, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The meal will be sponsored by the restaurant Millie's on Main. More...

Island Children Explore Nature Trail at British Landing

Twelve elementary students from Mackinac Island Public School explored the hidden secrets of the nature trail at British Landing Tuesday, May 26. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

National Spotlight on Stupak and Upper Peninsula

U.S. Representative Bart Stupak (D-Menominee) gave the presidents of General Motors and Chrysler a welldeserved earful on what their abrupt dumping of nearly 2,000 dealerships is doing to rural America. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather was beautiful and the lilacs were blooming as the 60th Annual Lilac Parade Sunday, June 14, was led down Main Street by Island-born natives Don Andress and his brother, Carl Andress, on two prancing horses. More...

A Look at History

Supreme Court Justice Was Summer Resident on Mackinac Island

Our federal Supreme Court is in the news in 2009; a longtime justice is stepping down and a confirmation debate is shaping up on his successor. The news accounts remind us of how important our Supreme Court is to the everyday lives of Americans. More...

Plan To Use Bottomlands May Not Work, Council Says

Tables Request for Support by Green

Meeting Wednesday, June 17, the Mackinac Island City Council tabled a petition of support for the commercial use of bottomlands by Ira Green in front of his three lots between Shepler's Ferry Dock and Orr Kids Bikes. More...

City Bumps Tax Rate Down to 8.04 Mills

The Finance Committee approved a 2009 general fund millage of 8.0472 at a meeting Wednesday, June 17, and sent it on to the City Council, which adopted the rate later that evening. More...

June 10 Golf Winners Reported

Forty golfers participated in the Wawashkamo Golf Course's first mixed member tournament for the 2009 season Wednesday, June 10, a four-person scramble with two men and two women on each team. More...

For the Record...

The Town Crier article published June 13 detailing the carriage accident of driver Raymond Miller reported the incident incorrectly. The incident happened as follows, according to Mr. Miller. His right horse was spooked by an approaching dog . More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, June 17, Elaine Hansen placed first, Ann Timmons placed second, and Lois Largo placed third. More...

Engaged

Emily Geimer, Shaun Murray

Philip and Linda Geimer and Larry and Victoria Rumshlaug, both of Decatur, Indiana, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily J. Geimer, to Shaun M. Murray, son of Reinette and Walter "Jerry" Murray, Jr., of St. Ignace. More...

Fleet Will Be Blessed at St. Ignace

The annual Blessing of the Fleet will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the city marina in St. Ignace. Father Norbert Landreville will offer a prayer and walk the marina docks, blessing vessels for any boat owner who is there. More...

Billy Brandt Performance Begins Concert Series

Detroit Music Award winner Billy Brandt sang the night away at the kick-off concert for the Radio Mackinac summer concert series Wednesday, June 10, at Mission Point Theatre. More...

Soccer Camp To Be This Weekend

A youth soccer camp will be Friday, June 19, through Sunday, June 21, at the Mark Gallagher Memorial Soccer Field at Great Turtle Park from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The camp will be coached by Bill Boyle and Mike Ngonyani. More...

Feast of Epona Auction Is Sunday at Seabiscuit Cafe

The fifth annual Feast of Epona fundraiser will be Sunday, June 21, at Seabiscuit Cafe from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event will cost $18 for wine and hors d' oeuvres and there will be a silent auction. More...

Dorothy Sharer Memorial Service Is Planned July 11

A memorial service for Dorothy Sharer will be held Saturday, July 11, at Little Stone Church. The long-time West Bluff cottager passed away November 29, 2008, at age 93. More...

Straits Shipwrecks Are Focus of New Film at Lighthouse

From the top of the tower at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City, residents and tourists have a sweeping view of the Straits and soon will can get a glimpse of the underwater world of the passage that separates Michigan's two peninsulas. More...

Horns Mark 50th Anniversary

Edward and Linda (nee King-Stella) Horn, of Afton, formerly of Mackinac Island, will celebrate their 50th anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Horn were married July 4, 1959, at Ste. Anne's Catholic Church on Mackinac Island. More...

Island Horses and Dogs Turn Out for Blessing of the Animals

"With horses, dogs, cats, and other kinds of domestic pets, people over the ages have really felt a sort of joyful obligation to include them in the many blessings that we all receive." - The Reverend Vincent Carroll

Approximately 50 people attended the Mackinac Horsemen's Association's fifth annual Feast of Epona Blessing of the Animals at Mission Stable Friday, June 12. More...

Scottville Clowns 'Grand' as Results Announced for Lilac Parade Entries

60th Annual Lilac Festival $10,000 Raffle Winners: $5,000 Margaret McIntire's grandchildren, Sam, Emory, Jack, Alex, and Megan $3,000 - Bob Benser $2,000 - Sam Barnwell 60th Annual Lilac Festival Parade Awards: Stella King Award - Pulaski High More...

Mackinac Island Students Head to Washington

Students from Mackinac Island participated in an educational program about government, called Close-up, Sunday, April 26, through Friday, May 1. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

90 YEARS AGO The St. Ignace Enterprise Thursday, June 19, 1919 Mackinac Island's base ball team won its 4th straight victory Sunday, defeating Cedarville 12 to 7. The batteries were Shoman and Chapman; Hossack and Hamel. More...

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