June 27, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Medical Concern Prompts Transport

A woman experiencing respiratory problems was evacuated from the Island Thursday, June 25, at 4 a.m. The U.S. Coast Guard Station St. Ignace transported the Windermere Hotel guest to the mainland aboard its 25-foot response boat. More...

St. Ignace Auto Show Will Feature Classic, Customized Cars This Weekend

Hot Rod Writer Ken Gross Will Be Guest of Honor

Hot rod historian and writer Ken Gross will be traveling to St. More...

Sharing the Message...

Promoting Mackinac Island to the Online World

Mackinac Island is using social networking to promote itself to the online world. Here is a sampling of the programs being used. More...

St. Ignace Car Show Schedule

Thursday, June 25 - Saturday, June 27 Free Admission

Down Memory Lane Parade 5 p.m. Friday, June 26: Vehicles line up at the Mackinac County Airport on North State Street. No vehicles admitted after 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. More...

Kleber Is Named to Federal Post

Kendra S. Kleber, daughter of Chuck and Marsha Kleber of Mackinac Island, has been named a federal administrative law judge in Cleveland, Ohio. She begins her new position in five weeks. More...

July 4 Activities Planned

Saturday, July 4, will start out with the 46th annual Stone Skipping Tournament at Windermere Point at 10 a.m. The amateur division will be in the morning and professional stone skippers will compete at noon. More...

Ceili Dancers Join Lilac Festival

Ardán Academy of Irish Dance joined the 60th Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival for the first time this year to teach Ceili (pronounced kaylee) dancing. More...

Straits Area Landmark Celebrates History With 10¢ Admission

The Eby family of St. More...

Artist Croghan Is Invited to Show Work in Japan

Local artist Maeve Croghan is enjoying a two week trip to Japan to showcase her work. Ms. More...

Glen Erin Band Treats Island Audience to the Sound of Pipes

The Glen Erin Pipe Band of Lansing performed Sunday, June 14, in Marquette Park before the start of the 2009 Lilac Festival Parade. Band member Alyse Redman has been coming to the parade with the Glen Erin Pipe Band for six years. More...

Cloghaun B&B Garden Among Favored Photo Scenes

A favorite photographic scene on the Island in recent years is the gardens of Cloghaun Bed and Breakfast on Market Street. More...

Community Foundation Concert Series Is Underway

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation's summer concert series is underway, with four more concerts to come. More...

Birth

Abbygale Visnaw

John and Rebekah (nee Johnson) Visnaw of St. Ignace announce the birth of their daughter, Abbygale Catherine Marie Visnaw, born Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at a midwife's home in Rapid City. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Legacy of Leaders Keeps Labor Relevant in State

Organized labor suffers from declining membership and political influence. But it has a legacy of achievements in Michigan and continuing clout within the Democratic party. More...

Nature Notes

Killdeer and Sandhill Cranes Have Distinctive Calls

The killdeer is one of the most ubiquitous shore birds in Michigan. It is probably the easiest to identify because of its boisterous call. Now, they are referred to as "shore" birds, but that doesn't mean that they only nest around the lake. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Cigarette Smoking Increases Risk of Urinary Bladder Cancer

Cancer of the urinary bladder is the fifth most common malignancy in the United States. Among men, it ranks fourth, and among women, it is the eighth most common cancer. Last year, more than 68,000 bladder cancers were expected to be diagnosed. More...

In Face of Cuts, School Board Adjusts Budget

Funding changes were an important subject at the Mackinac Island Public School Board of Education meeting Thursday, June 18. More...

Island's Appeal Growing Online

Island Enthusiasts Use Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube To Share Experiences

Mackinac Island is not as isolated from the world as its location in northern Lake Huron might suggest. It has a large presence online that is growing. More...

John Schneider of TV's 'Dukes of Hazzard' To Be Show Guest of Honor

In 1992, John Schneider, better known as "Bo Duke" from the 1980s TV hit "The Dukes of Hazzard," rode his motorcycle across the Mackinac Bridge and along the shores of Lake Michigan on US- 2, enroute to Seattle, Washington. "It was great," Mr. More...

Island's Trash System Strives To Make Use of Every Bit of Waste

On an island bustling with thousands of tourists and hundreds of residents, cottagers, and working horses, how one takes out the trash is vitally important. More...

Wisconsin Sisters Gather for 30 Years of Island Trips

Wisconsin sisters Laurie Leanna (from left) of Greenfield, Brenda Frazier of Milwaukee, and Jeanine Urben of Mequon pay tribute to their father by visiting the Island each year. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, June 24, Elaine Hansen placed first, Ann Timmons placed second, and Beverly Benjamin placed third. More...

POLICE REPORTS

Reports from the Mackinac Island Police Department for the week of June 17 to June 23: A Menominee man and a Wallace man complained of having their money stolen at a bar on Mackinac Island June 18 at 9:50 p.m. More...

Round the Island Race Will Be July 5

The Round the Island Race, held by the Mackinac Island Yacht Club, will take place Sunday, July 5, at 2 p.m. The race is open to all boats with no entry charge. Before the race, a skippers meeting will be at 1 p.m. More...

La Galerie Is Window Display Winner

La Galerie, a shop on Market Street, won this year's Lilac Festival Window Contest. The window was decorated for the American Circus theme with popcorn boxes, clown dolls, stuffed elephants and lions, and old circus posters. More...

Grand Hotel Poetry Course Begins July 8

The annual summer course on master poets of the world will begin at Grand Hotel Wednesday, July 8, in the Audubon Bar. More...

Animals Take Center Stage at Mackinac Island's Dog and Pony Show

At left: Redford the pony dressed as an elephant to fit the Lilac Festival's theme of "American Circus 1793-1940." With Redford (from left) are Caitlyn McDonnell, Taylor Pare, and Phyllis Brugger. More...

New Soo Lock Will Have Impact on International Shipping

Groundbreaking and Open House Are Tuesday

Fourteen shovels will be thrust into the ground in Sault Ste. Marie Tuesday, June 30, to signify the first dirt turned on a $580 million project to build a new Soo Lock. More...

Deacon Hermann Takes Brother Boynton's Place at Ste. Anne's

There will be two new faces helping at Ste. Anne's Church starting July 1. More...

Author Series Begins Friday

The Mackinac Island Public Library's Summer Author Series begins this year with Brian Dunnigan, author of "A Picturesque Situation: Mackinac Before Photography, 1615-1860." Friday, June 26, at 4 p.m., Mr. More...

Early Island Publications Are Among Treasures in Library's Rosa Webb Room

Unlocking the Rosa Webb room at the Mackinac Island Public Library, librarian Anne St. Onge reveals some of the library's most closely guarded treasures: The published journal of Dr. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

90 YEARS AGO The St. Ignace Enterprise Thursday, June 26, 1919 Logan Ballard, president of the Grand Hotel Co., arrived Saturday. The Grand announces its opening for July 1st. More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Flag Design Is Too Abstract

To the Editor: While we agree that a flag to represent our Island is a nice idea, we are disappointed in its design. Neither of us can detect or discern anything on the proposed flag that evokes thought of Mackinac Island. More...

Click here for digital edition
2009-06-27 digital edition