August 8, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Last Concert in Community Foundation's Series Features Island's Local Talent

The last concert in Mackinac Island Community Foundation's summer concert series, Summertime Notes, will highlight the Island's local talent at Ste. Anne's Church Sunday, August 9, at 2 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. More...

'Sporties for Shorties' Camp To Be Held August 10-13

Sporties for Shorties, a parent participation camp for children ages three to five, begins Monday, August 10, and continues until Thursday, August 13. The class, from noon to 1 p.m. More...

Michigan Historic Marker Removed from Lake View Hotel

A Michigan historic marker that was placed in front of the Lake View Hotel August 14, 1985, was taken down last fall after 23 years when state experts visiting the Island discovered changes made to the hotel compromised the historic character of th More...

Delbert Bunker Donates Electric Cart to Island Medical Center

Armand "Smi" Horn (left) receives the keys to an Amigo cart from Jerry Drown Monday, July 27, at the Star Line dock in St. Ignace. Mr. More...

Mitch Ryder To Headline Mackinac Island Music Festival

The Mackinac Island Music Festival will be Tuesday, August 18, Wednesday, August 19, and Thursday, August 20, featuring many returning artists, including Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, as well as several new artists and events. More...

Community Celebrates Centennial of Michilimackinac State Park

In a tribute to explorers, early habitants, preservationists, and the spirit of those who have visited historic Michilimackinac State Park over the last 100 years, a new historical marker was dedicated Thursday, July 23. More...

Wheelman Visit Island To Demonstrate Their Skills on Antique Bicycles

The Wheelmen rolled into town on their antique bicycles Thursday, August 6, for their 2009 Mackinac Island Meet, which includes the 100-mile Century Ride the morning of Friday, August 7. More...

Family Celebrates 91st Birthday on Island

The mother of Island resident Bob Gula, Frances Gula (top right), celebrated her 91st birthday on Saturday, June 27, at Bay View Inn on Mackinac Island. More...

Evelyn Hosé

Evelyn Lansing Hosé was born to Gregory W. and Rose Mary Hosé of Downers Grove, Illinois, Saturday, July 25, 2009, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downend Grove. She arrived at 2:07 p.m. and weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces. More...

Carriage-Driving Displayed at Festival of the Horse

Lisa Eckhardt displays her expertise at driving a carriage at a demonstration during the Festival of the Horse Friday, July 24. Mrs. Eckhardt is navigating a gig with horse Todd through the course marked by the orange flags. More...

Flash Entertains at Festival of the Horse

Donna Wallen admires Silver Flash IV as he strikes a pose Saturday, July 25. During the first Festival of the Horse, Mrs. More...

Girl Scouts Hunt for Buried Treasure

Girl Scouts Anna Krause (from left), Aidan Hughes, Hailey Armstrong, Crystal Mulder, Katie Gabier, Marchelle Coston, Liz Klarecki, Adrienne Rilenge, and Maggie Meier of Troop 147 make pirate faces during a scavenger hunt Friday, July 31. More...

Bats To Swoop onto Island for Exhibit

A "Bats of the World" exhibit will be at the Mackinac Island Public Library Thursday, August 13, at 1 p.m. The exhibit is sponsored by The Bat Zone at the Cranbrook Institute of Science. It is free to the public and will feature live, flying bats. More...

Adult Riding Clinic Produces More Knowledgeable Riders

The Mackinac Horseman's Association (MHA) has finished its first adult horse riding clinic with happy and more knowledgeable riders, and calls for a repeat performance. More...

MSHP Will Commemorate Father Marquette Statue With Photo Contest

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Father Marquette Statue in Mackinac Island's Marquette Park, Mackinac State Historic Parks is sponsoring a photograph contest with first place and honorable-mention prizes. More...

Obituaries

Lorabeth Fitzgerald

Lorabeth Moore Fitzgerald of Mackinac Island and Grand Ledge died at her East Bluff summer home on Mackinac Island Friday, July 31, 2009, at the age of 82. More...

Florence Shufelt

Florence L. Shufelt, the mother of Mission Point Resort owner John Shufelt, passed away Monday, July 6, 2009, at the age of 97. She was born April 22, 1912. Mrs. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

125 YEARS AGO August 8, 1884 St. Ignace News Co. "D" 10th Infantry, which left Fort Mackinac for Fort Union, New Mexico, on the first of last June, has changed stations again, and is now stationed at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. More...

Letters

Enjoys Town Crier Coverage

To the Editor: A thoughtful friend of mine employed at our local pharmacy, knowing of my love of Mackinac Island, routinely drops off at my house copies of the Mackinac Island Town Crier for me to read. More...

Ste. Anne's Hosts Fundraiser for Windows

Ste. Anne's Church is preparing for a makeover. The church will host a Garden Party Sunday, August 9, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. to raise funds for the renovation of its stained glass windows. More...

Public Comment Sought on Anti-Franchise Ordinance

Preserving the distinct character of Mackinac Island is the intention of city leaders who have drafted an ordinance that prohibits the establishment of any new frahchise-type business operation. More...

Community Foundation Celebration Is August 13

Over the last 15 years, the Mackinac Island Community Foundation has given more than $1 million in grants to the community. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 5, Jean Allen placed first, Kay Berke placed second, and Jane Burdett placed third. More...

Children's Program Leaders Find Fun in Work

Leaders of the children's programs at two major hotels on Mackinac Island spend their days playing, hiking, and exploring Mackinac Island through the eyes of its youngest visitors. More...

Committees To Sell Condominium Unit

The Finance, Streets and Sidewalks, and Public Safety committees, meeting together Wednesday, July 29, decided to continue to privately sell the city's apartment unit at Rowe Condominium. More...

Websters Post Bond, City On Hold

A $30,000 surety bond was posted Monday, July 27, by Hubbard's Annex lot owners Sue and Len Webster. More...

Tour Offers History Behind West Bluff Stables

Visitors and residents got a behind-the-scenes view of privately owned West Bluff stables as part of the Festival of the Horse Friday, July 24. More...

Horse Culture Lectures Given by Candi Dunnigan and Dr. Al Sibinic

Horses on Mackinac: Then and Now

The evolution of horse culture on Mackinac Island and how modern day challenges are solved using old-fashioned transportation were the subjects of lectures given by Island resident Candi Dunnigan and Island veterinarian Dr. Al Sibinic. More...

Round Island Passage Light Painting Nears Completion

After three weeks, painting is nearing completion at Round Island Passage Light early Tuesday morning, August 4. Painters work to remove scaffolding as the freight boat Mackinac Islander moors at the beacon to collect job site material. More...

Jasmine Booker

George and Ellen (nee Bolander) Booker of Parsippany, New Jersey, are the parents of a daughter, Jasmine Marie Booker, born Thursday, June 25, 2009. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces at birth and measured 19 inches in length. More...

Wawashkamo's Hickory Stick Classic Set for August 14-15

The annual Hickory Stick Classic at Wawashkamo Golf Course will start Friday, August 14, with a shoot out and cookout starting at 4 p.m. and will continue Saturday, August 15, at 9:30 a.m. with the tournament. More...

Fifteen Horse Breeds Showcased at Show

Horses came from all over Mackinac Island to the Breeds of Mackinac Show at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25, next to the school. More...

Hanging Baskets on Local Streets Survive on Community Donations

The streets of Mackinac Island are lined with flower baskets hanging from the lampposts, an idea conceived nearly 10 years ago by the Mayor's Advisory Committee. More...

Youth Basketball Camp at School Set for August 10-13

A youth basketball camp in the Mackinac Island Public School gymnasium will be Monday, August 10, through Thursday, August 13. The camp, from 9 a.m. to noon each day, will cost $100 for four days or $35 per day. More...

Jewish Congregation To Show Film

The Jewish congregation of Mackinac Island, Kehillat Hatzav Hagadol, will show the movie, "The Third Jihad," after Friday night services August 28. More...

Children Learn About Moses at Bible School

The basement of Ste. Anne's Church rang with the voices of youngsters, from preschoolaged to high school-aged, as they began Tuesday's, July 7, session of Bible school with songs and sign language. More...

Children Complete Variety of Projects for Drop In and Draw Program

Encouraging children in their artistic abilities was the purpose of the youth program, Drop In and Draw. The program saw a lot of interest, with about 12 to 15 children attending each week. More...

Sports

Golfers Compete in Two Tournaments at Wawashkamo Course

Sixteen men and eight ladies participated in the Member Tournament Saturday, July 18, at Wawashkamo Golf Course. Events played were six holes best ball, six holes scramble, and six holes alternate shot with a handicap. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Stupak: From Beat Cop to Food Cop

In the 1970s, Bart Stupak was an Escanaba police officer and then a State Police trooper. Now, he's emerging as Capitol Hill's top food cop. More...

A Look at History

Key Legal Precedents Are Set in Mackinac Island's Historic Courthouse

One of the political issues that we Americans have faced this summer is how many additional rights, if any, we have in our own homes. Human "rights" have been, and continue to be, extremely attractive to almost all of us. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

As we approach August, all of the gardens on Mackinac are just beautiful. There is a wide variety of flowers and colors, ranging from hydrangeas to the Mackinac hollyhocks. More...

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