August 1, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Lohff Hired To Teach P.E. at Island School

Robert Lohff was hired to teach physical education part time at a special meeting of the Mackinac Island school board Monday, July 27. Mr. More...

Overall, Park Attendance Is on the Rise This Summer, Commission Learns

The possibility of further budget cuts and alreadystretched staffing levels overshadowed the upcoming transfer of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) during the commission's Friday, July 24, meetin More...

Young Riders Will Enjoy 'Fiona'

Fiona, a Morgan/Welsh cross, is a nine-year-old bay and a new 4-H horse, donated by Michelle and Randy Stuck. She arrived on Mackinac Island Monday afternoon, July 13, on the Arnold Transit freight boat Corsair. More...

Mackinac Island Community Explores Dickinson Poems

More Than 100 Enjoy Poetry at Church

More than 100 people gathered to hear poems by Emily Dickinson read aloud at the community poetry reading Sunday, July 26, at Mission Church. More...

Daisy Day Fundraiser Is August 6

Barb Fisher and Candi Smith will be outside the Mackinac Island Post Office selling daisies and raffle tickets at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 6, for Daisy Day. Daisy Day is a fundraiser to benefit the Stella King Scholarship Fund. More...

Northern Michigan Flute Choir To Perform Sunday

The Northern Michigan Flute Choir will perform at Ste. Anne's Church Sunday, August 2, in a concert that is free and open to the public. The concert is part of the Mackinac Island Community Foundation's "Summertime Notes" music series. More...

Island Authors Will Participate in St. Ignace History Weekend

Noble Odyssey Foundation Also To Present

Visitors and residents in St. More...

City Council Requests Fence To Be Repaired

The Mackinac Island City Council authorized building inspector Dennis Dombroski to send a letter to Mission Point Resort requesting a fence on the west end of the property to be repaired. More...

Bayview Sailors Gather on Mackinac Island

Commodore Robert Amsler (left) discusses the restoration of the Bernida with Roman "Emory" Barnwell. Mr. Barnwell is restoring the boat, along with several volunteers, and hopes to have it in the water next spring. More...

Island Cemetery Committee Invests $150,000 To Generate Income

The Mackinac Island Cemetery Committee decided to place $150,000 of committee funds into a 12-month certificate of deposit with the First National Bank at a meeting Friday, July 24. More...

Mackinaw City Police Investigate Death

A man who was in police custody after being involved in a fight in Mackinaw City died Monday, July 20, and an investigation is underway to determine if his death was related to injuries he sustained in the conflict, More...

Obituaries

Leslie 'Butch' Andress

Leslie "Butch" Andress, 66, of St. Ignace and Mackinac Island, died Friday evening, July 24, 2009, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

90 YEARS AGO July 31, 1919 The St. Ignace Enterprise The German submarine and mine layer, U.C. More...

Ambulance Drive Underway

Emergency crews serving Mackinac Island are asking the public for two things: more people willing to be trained medical technicians, and families who would like to join a membership program to help bring ambulance costs down for all patients. More...

Nitemare Takes 1st Overall

Pure Michigan Bayview Mackinac Race

The 85th annual Pure Michigan Bayview Mackinac Race was laden with both innovation and tradition this year. More...

Volunteers Give Alley Makeover

The alley between restaurants Yankee Rebel and Mustang Lounge is being cleaned up by Ben Nye and his staff at Great Turtle Toys. Volunteers include Tim McCleery, Brittani Matthews, Colin Chan, Natasha Gallagher, and Jeff Roguska. More...

Sharing Island Memories Leads Welcher To Write Book

John "Jack" Welcher was simply sharing stories with an old friend when the idea for a book detailing growing up on Mackinac Island in the 1930s and 1940s was suggested, a suggestion that Mr. Welcher took to heart. More...

Blacksmiths To Celebrate Craft on Island August 1

The Benjamin Blacksmith Convention will be back on Mackinac Island for its 25th year at the Benjamin Blacksmith Shop on Market Street Saturday, August 1. More...

Peter Olson To Talk on Ezra Pound

Peter Olson will be the guest at Jim Lenfestey's poetry class at Grand Hotel Wednesday, August 5. He will talk about the early-20th-century poet Ezra Pound, who, he said, had a profound influence on the work of everyone from Ernest Hemingway to T. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 29, Toots Gillespie placed first, Buzz Waggoner placed second, and Nicki Krzykowski placed third. More...

Meet the 2009 Police and Public Service Attendant Force

Nine city police officers, five public service attendants, and a clerk comprise the Mackinac Island Police Department, which is led by Chief Jim Marks. More...

Antique Carriages Parade Through Town

People gather along the streets to watch the Festival of the Horse Antique Carriage Parade Friday, July 24. Don "Duck" Andress led the parade, which started a little after 7 p.m. More...

Hannah Frances Crosses Finish Line

The Hannah Frances, a cruising class boat that began the 101st Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Friday, July 23, was the last vessel to finish the race. The 33-foot long Cape Dory completed the 333-mile trek to Mackinac Island around 6 a.m. More...

Brewing Storm Does Not Deter Sailors in Round the Island Race

A storm was seen brewing near the Mackinac Bridge as boats lined up to compete in the Round the Island Race Wednesday, July 22, at 1 p.m. The storm, which lasted approximately the length of the race, did not deter sailors from racing. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Newcomer Shows Moxie on Northern Tour

Rick who? More...

Nature Notes

Most Spiders Are Harmless and Help Control Insect Populations

Most people have a certain fascination for spiders. Perhaps it's the way they can climb up walls and lower themselves from a single thread. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Monday, July 27, looking to the east offered a spectacular sight. Hundreds of colored spinnakers lined the horizon as yachts from the Bayview Yacht Race were crossing the finish line. More...

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