July 4, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Family Fun Highlights July 4 Events

Fort Mackinac is Michigan's only remaining fort from the American Revolution, and it will provide both the backdrop and the setting for celebrating the Fourth of July this year on Mackinac Island. More...

POLICE REPORTS

Reports from the Mackinac Island Police Department for the week of June 24 to June 30. A Grand Rapids man reported a stolen bike seat and seat cover at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 24. More...

Jewish Community Seeks Designated Space in Mackinac Island Cemeteries

The Cemetery Committee is being asked to set aside land for a Jewish cemetery under the mistaken impression that it has cemeteries only for Catholics and Protestants. In part, the confusion is from the names of the two city cemeteries, Ste. More...

'I Will Make My Own Economy' - Businesses Get Recession Survival Tips

"We're going to show you how to finish the race, no matter the economy," Joe Bonura, a national business and marketing consultant, told a crowd of 68 people at the St. Ignace Middle School Wednesday morning, June 24. Mr. More...

Puttkammer Wins Mayor's Choice Award

A 1919 vintage Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, owned by Charles Puttkammer of Mackinac Island, captured the Mayor's Choice award for a pre-World War II car at the 2009 Antiques on the Bay in St. Ignace Saturday, June 20. Mr. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 1, Ann Timmons placed first, Buzz Waggoner placed second, and Audrey Gallery placed third. More...

Arts Council To Host Drop In and Draw

The Mackinac Arts Council is hosting a Drop in and Draw program at Community Hall, an opportunity for both children and adults to learn or practice art skills. The children's program is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 9, 16, 23, and 30. More...

Horses and Riders Learn Techniques To Build Confidence and Trust

"Talk about a challenge. It's like trying to get a two-year-old kid to do something." - Leanne Brodeur
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Horses are frightened of two things, says Kim Veenstra, those things that move and those that don't. More...

Ste. Anne's Church Fundraiser, Mixed Golf Tourney Results Reported

Twenty-seven golfers participated in Ste. Anne's Church fundraiser at Wawashkamo Golf Course Sunday, June 28, with first place in the scramble tournament going to the team of Brian Lents, Justin Lents and Michael Gamble, with a score of 30. More...

Special School Meeting Called for Tuesday

A special meeting to hire a kindergarten and first grade teacher and a physical education teacher has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 7, at 6 p.m., by the Mackinac Island school board. More...

Games Planned Sunday at Park

Games, inflatables, and circus midway activities are planned for everyone at Great Turtle Park, Sunday, July 5, from noon to 4 p.m. at "A Day at the Park" recreation celebration. More...

Mackinaw City Eyes Island Sign Ordinance as Example

Overnight parking, commercial building appearance, and window displays were discussed by the Mackinaw City Ordinance Committee at a meeting Wednesday, June 24. More...

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Michigan Politics

Land Development: Secretary of State Out of Governor's Race

There was a notable development last week in early jockeying for the 2010 campaign to replace term-limited Governor Jennifer Granholm. More...

Nature Notes

Young Birds Are Reported in Many Areas on Mackinac Island

A few weeks ago, I wrote a column describing the nest of killdeer at the riding ring at Turtle Park. There have been several other young bird sightings lately. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

13 Years Later, Flaws and Health Risks Are Evident in Cloning

The first mammalian clone, Dolly the sheep, was born July 5, 1996, a few miles from Edinburgh, Scotland. More...

Web Camera Will Be on Bureau

Approval was given by the Mackinac Island City Council to an online Web cam company to install a camera on top of the Tourism Bureau facing westward at their meeting Wednesday, July 1. More...

Tourists Want To Stretch Dollars, Gift Shops Say

Novelty Items Remain Popular With Island Shoppers

With the economy in the dumps across the country, gift and souvenir shop owners are seeing changes in their businesses, although perhaps not in the ways people might expect. More...

Legion Exhibit To Open July 4

Chapman, St. Onge, Dankowski American Legion Post 299 will open an exhibit room in the Stuart House Museum Saturday, July 4. The room will display photographs and memorabilia related to the legion and Mackinac Island's military history. More...

Bible School Begins Monday

Vacation Bible School is planned at Ste. Anne's Church for Monday, July 6, through Thursday, July 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. It is free and open to children ages three and older. More...

The Best of Both Worlds

Top: John Wissink of Spring Lake steers his 1923 Buick Moxie down State Street in St. Ignace Friday, June 19, during the Antiques on the Bay car show. The 1923 Moxie soft drink car has the body of a wooden horse fixed atop a Buick chassis. More...

Mackinac Island School Board Adjusts Old Budget, Adopts New One

The Mackinac Island Public School Board of Education amended a $1,475,592 general fund budget for the 2008-2009 year, and adopted its 2009-2010 budget to $1,570,130 at a meeting Thursday, June 25. More...

'Daffie Grams' Clowns Around Mackinac Island

Mission Point Resort guest Bryce Akins stops to clown around with "Daffie Grams." "Daffie" was on the Island for the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals at Mission Point Resort. More...

Dick Vitale Delivers Motivational Speech at Grand Hotel

Dick Vitale, a college basketball analyst for the ESPN television network, delivered a motivational speech during a Michigan Hospital Association membership meeting at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island Friday, June 26. More...

Festival Will Showcase Horse Culture, Raise Funds for Community Stable

The lure of Mackinac Island is its horse culture, say Mackinac Horsemen's Association (MHA) members, and by tapping into the national and international market of horse enthusiasts to make the Island an equestrian destination, the organization hopes More...

Families Enjoy Day of Music and Puppetry Hosted by Bible Church

Girls pause from playing with puppets and facepaint for a photograph during the Mackinac Island Bible Church Family Fun Day Monday, June 22. From left are Harmony Blanzy, Diana Dupre, Clara Chambers, and Mabel Styburski. More...

Wawashkamo Men's Golf Results Reported

Wawashkamo Golf Course hosted its Mens Member Guest Tournament June 25 to 27, with one highlight being a cocktail party at the home of Larry and Kay Berke at Tamarack Cottage. More...

Hearing To Be July 9 on Mackinac Bridge Commuter Card Program

A public hearing is planned Thursday, July 9, at 11:45 a.m. at Little Bear East Conference Center in St. Ignace for two proposals regarding the commuter fare program at the Mackinac Bridge. More...

Waiting for Horseback Riders...

Outside Cindy's Riding Stables on Market Street early Friday morning, June 26, tour guide Sara Harvey of Thousand Oaks, California, and golden retriever, So-co, await the day's horseback riding guests. So-co is owned by tour guide Tom Causley. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

90 YEARS AGO The St. Ignace Enterprise Thursday, July 3, 1919 Miss Charlotte Chambers has accepted a position in the post office. The Wisconsin bankers who are holding their convention on board the Str. South America were here this week. More...

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