July 25, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Island Draws Workers From Across the Globe

This is not Jeff's first time working away from home. He's worked under the H2B visa several times. More...

Mackinac Island School Board Discusses Reinstating Travel Club

A proposal to reinstate the Mackinac Island school travel club will be considered by a committee, the school board decided at a meeting Thursday, July 17. More...

Grangers Top Fort Mackinac Never Sweats in Gentlemen's Game

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After nine grueling innings of well-played vintage base ball, the Rochester Grangers walked away the victors, beating the Fort Mackinac Never Sweats 11-3 on their home field behind Fort Mackinac. More...

Community Poetry Reading Will Feature Dickinson Sunday

A free community poetry reading will be held at Mission Church Sunday, July 26, at 4 p.m., sponsored by Mackinac Associates, the friends group of Mackinac State Historic Parks. More...

Festival of the Horse Schedule of Events

Friday, July 24th Mackinac Horse Culture Lecture at 10 a.m. at the Grand Hotel - Lecture by Candice Dunnigan about historic Mackinac horse culture. Free Historic Guided Stable Tour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 22, Barbara Toms placed first, Nicki Krzykowski placed second, and Howard Burdett placed third. More...

Tomorrow's Sunshine Crew Enjoys Early Start for Cruisers

"This has been the best Mac we have ever had," he said. "It's one of the things you hope will happen. It's like winning the lottery." - John West, Tomorrow's Sunshine

The crew of Tomorrow's Sunshine, a cruising class boat, liked the new early start for the heavier, slower boat division in the 101st Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. More...

Windquest Is First Racer To Reach Island After Saturday Start

Always a crowd favorite, Windquest crossed the finish line Monday afternoon, July 20, to cheers and applause from race fans standing on the rocky shore at Windermere Point. More...

Webster Case Has July 28 Deadline

Hubbard's Annex lot owners Sue and Len Webster have until July 28 to post a $30,000 surety bond, ruled 11th Circuit Court Judge William Carmody Tuesday, July 14, or the court could take further action against the couple for failing to comply with a More...

Straits Geneaology Meeting Planned

A family history and genealogy meeting will be Saturday, August 1, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, August 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Ignace Middle School cafeteria. More...

Margaret Noori To Speak on Native American Literature

Margaret Noori may be more familiar with an aspect of the Island's history than many of its residents. "'Mackinac' means 'turtle,' and we have stories about how the earth was formed on the back of the turtle," Mrs. Noori said. More...

Tall Ship Welcome To Return to Straits for St. Ignace Fish Feast

Visitors to the St. Ignace Fish Feast this weekend will be able to tour the armed sloop Welcome, a restored 18th century sailing vessel to be moored at the public marina. More...

Obituaries

Lois Griffin

Lois M. Griffin, 85, of Findlay, Ohio, and a frequent visitor to Mackinac Island, died Friday evening, July 17, 2009, at The Heritage Nursing Home there. She was born June 23, 1924, in Wood County, Ohio, to Harry A. and Mildred S. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

90 YEARS AGO July 24, 1919 Died, Saturday, July 19, 1919, Stephen Doud, aged 93 years, and seven months. The funeral took place Sunday from St. Anne's church, being attended by nearly all of the resident population of the island. More...

Bayview Racers Next To Come In

Yachts To Set Sail for Island Saturday

In his 25 years of sailing the Bayview Mackinac Race, Terry Vigrass says the race hasn't changed, but he has experienced a lifetime. Mr. More...

Festival To Showcase Horses

Riders (from left) Trish Martin, Claire Dunnigan, and Claire's mother, Candi, inspect the field between the school and Grand Hotel tennis courts Wednesday, July 22, in preparation for this weekend's gala Festival of the Horse, More...

Harry Potter Fans View Movie in Mackinaw City

Island Workers Attend Opening Night

Many Mackinac Island workers traveled to the mainland, the nearest opportunity they had to see the newest installment in the Harry Potter films, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," last week. More...

Alex Graham To Perform at Ste. Anne's Sunday

Alex Graham and the Bay View Jazz Quartet will perform in a free concert at Ste. Anne's Church Sunday, July 26, at 2 p.m. as a part of the Mackinac Island Community Foundation's summer concert series known as "Summertime Notes. More...

More Than 200 People Help With Pre-race Preparations, Scoring

Lloyd Karzen will begin planning the 2010 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac minutes after this year's race ends. He is the Island race coordinator for the club. More...

101st Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

Overall Finishes by Division: Chicago - Mackinac Trophy Zoom Cruising Division Intangible Doublehanded Division Skye Mackinac Cup The Asylum Multihull Nice Pair Finishes By Section Beneteau 36. More...

Island State Park Commission To Meet Friday

Mackinac Island State Park Commission will hold its third meeting of the year at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, at the board room at Post Hospital next to Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island. More...

Art Sale and Auction To Aid Cancer Bike Ride

A fundraiser to benefit Island resident Tim Leeper's Bike-4- Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon Ride from California to Florida will feature an art sale and auction at Mackinac Island Community Hall Thursday, July 30, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Island Views of the 101st Race

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DOGDAYZ FINISHES FIRST: (At left) DogDayz, a 41-foot Tartan sailing yacht owned by Dan Vandenbossche of New Baltimore, broke through the fog under the Mackinac Bridge Monday morning, July 20, More...

With Flags Flying High, Sailboats Fill Island Harbor

From the Island, sailboats offer a festive view of the harbor during the 101st sailing of the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. More...

Five Swimmers To Make Trip Around Island

Five master swimmers from Cleveland and Wooster, Ohio, will be swimming clockwise around Mackinac Island, starting at Windermere Point Saturday, July 25, at 8:30 a.m. More...

Emilia Waits for Racing Dad

One-year-old Emilia Stepansky of Chicago plays with stones on the shore on Mackinac Island with her mother, Molly, Monday, July 20. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Contrasting Styles of State Party Chairs

As Campaign 2010 heats up on several fronts, there's a sharp contrast in how Michigan chairmen of the two major parties currently approach the battle. It was evident when I talked with both recently. More...

Nature Notes

Sights Abound as Ride Through the Woods Continues

Last week I began describing what you might see if you took a trail ride with me at this time of year in the woods on Mackinac. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Monday, July 20, was a beautiful day on Mackinac with heavenly blue skies, warm temperatures, and light winds for the 300 yachts in the 101st Chicago to Mackinac Race. It has been a slow race, with only eight boats finished at 8 p.m. More...

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