August 29, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

City To Meet With Ferries on 2010 Fares

Questions surrounding ferry boat schedules and ticket prices for 2010 prompted Mayor Margaret Doud to call a special meeting with the three boat lines that serve the Island. More...

Cuts to State Animal Program Won’t Have Big Island Impact

“They'd do a containment or a quarantine. That's the kind of stuff that the Agriculture Department is primarily involved in... but I don't expect a great impact here."

Cuts to the animal inspection program at the Michigan Department of Agriculture are not expected to have a big impact on animals or horse stables on Mackinac Island. More...

Mitch Ryder, Detroit Wheels Rock Mackinac

Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels returned to Mackinac Island for the Music Festival a second time Wednesday, August 19, at Mission Point Theater. More...

Kaminen Receives American Legion Award

Post Adjutant of Mackinac Island's American Legion Post, Chapman St. Onge Dankowski Post 299, Cory Kaminen was awarded the 2009 Lyle H. Alexander Award at a Thursday, August 13, meeting. Mr. More...

Ceremony Is Tues. in Park

The centennial of the Father Marquette statue on Mackinac Island will be celebrated exactly 100 years from the day it was dedicated in 1909, with a public service in Marquette Park at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 1.   More...

Champion Guitarist Entertains Passers-by

Taxis slowed, bicyclists stopped, and walkers found a shady spot on the grass at Cloghaun Bed and Breakfast Wednesday afternoon, August 19, to hear Kraig Kenning. More...

Allen To Sing Broadway, Opera Sunday at Ste. Anne’s

Broadway Tenor Glenn Steven Allen will perform highlights of Broadway and opera Sunday, August 30, at Ste. Anne's Church. The 2 p.m. program is free and open to the public. Mr. More...

A Morning’s Work on Mackinac Island Sidewalk

Preparing to patch a cracked section of sidewalk, Fuller Cowell chips out broken concrete in front of the Big Store on Main Street Friday morning, August 14. More...

Chambers Commercial Corral Receives Zoning Board Support

A private horse corral is one step closer to becoming a commercial corral after receiving a zoning variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). More...

Mackinac Island Social Scene Puts Spotlight on Entertainment

All of the performers gather on stage for a grand finale song during Mackinac Island's Last Waltz concert at Mission Point Thursday, August 20, as part of the Mackinac Island Music Festival. More...

Seven Families Take Home Golden Tickets

Seven families were lucky enough to win golden tickets during Mackinac Island's Fudge Festival Saturday, August 22.   More...

Yacht Racing Season Draws to a Close With Labor Day Regatta

The Island's yacht racing season will come to a close Sunday, September 6, with the 15th annual Horn's Bar Labor Day Regatta. There will be a skippers' meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Mackinac Island Yacht Club, and the race begins at 2:15 p.m. More...

Aug. 26 Han-shan Program Cancelled

The Jim Lenfestey program, An Evening with Han-Shan, scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for next summer, Mr. Lenfestey said. More...

Obituaries

Bette Emmons

Bette J. Emmons, 87, of St. Ignace and Mackinac Island, died Tuesday evening, August 25, 2009, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care in St. Ignace. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

A Sheriff at Your Kitchen Table?

Early in election campaigns -- before the position papers, debates, and TV ads -- non-incumbent candidates strive to gain name ID by speaking out on news of the day and, sometimes, performing publicity gigs. More...

Horses on Mackinac Island Display a Variety of Manes and Tails

Wattle and daub, wattle and daub, that is all that I kept thinking about as I fed the horses in the wet, sloppy corral. Wattle and Daub would be a good name for a team up here, especially this cold, rainy summer. Why?  More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Sunday, August 23, was a picture-perfect day on our beautiful Island. The warm temperatures and bright sunshine brought many visitors to Mackinac. More...

Superintendent To Step Down

School Superintendent Roger Schrock will step down from his post on or near October 31, the Mackinac Island Board of Education announced at its meeting Thursday, August 20, a termination that both he and the school board say is friendly.   More...

Harrisonville Lots Must Be Doubled, Committee Says

Minimum lot size requirements for new parcels in Harrisonville should be doubled, say Master Plan Committee members, who want to reducing density there to relieve the burden on the city’s wastewater treatment plant and increase lot sizes to ac More...

4-H Horse Club To Host Raffle

The 4H Mackinac Horse Club members are holding a one-day fundraising raffle Sunday, August 30. A handembroidered quilt of horses made by Jackie Bradley will be given to the winning ticket holder. More...

Water-ski Stunt Set for Saturday

Plans made by local Star Line employees Mike North and Craig Skutt water-ski and tube behind a ferry boat from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island were rescheduled from the original date of Saturday, August 22, to the following Saturday.   More...

Stuart House Expands To Offer American Legion Exhibit

The Stuart House Museum is expanding on another facet of Mackinac Island's history, its military service. American Legion Chapman St. More...

Chicago Researcher Studying Local Fr. Marquette Statues

Visits Island, St. Ignace Sites

While conducting research for her master's thesis, Ruth Nelson fell in love with the story of St. Ignace founder Father Jacques Marquette and his exploration of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River. That admiration for Fr. More...

Straits Cultures, History To Come Together at Weekend Powwow

Fur Trade, Native Traditions Depicted

The third annual "Rendezvous at the Straits" traditional powwow will be Saturday, August 29, and Sunday, August 30, at the Father Marquette National Memorial in St. Ignace. More...

Former Island Teacher Opens Bakery

When Marc Bobinski opened the Double Oven Bakery this year, he knew it would be a good opportunity to make baked goods and chat with local residents.   "I enjoy meeting people," he said. He also likes to talk, and he loves to bake. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 26, Nancy Keogh placed first, Wendy Young placed second, and Kay Berke placed third. More...

Waiting for Horses...

The best thing about Mackinac Island? “Horses,” say these children Friday morning, August 14. The minute parents gave the OK to go outside, the children made a beeline to the front walk at Metivier Inn on Market Street. More...

Ode to Porter Hanks

Out in the Straits sits a rock, Where tourists by the thousands flock. Where horse is king, and reigns supreme, From saddle horse to draying team. Steeped in history and Indian lore, Mackinac remains as before. More...

Youngsters Learn Sport Basics at Camp

The first day of the Sporties for Shorties class on Mackinac Island Monday, August 10, saw four youngsters join in, eager to run and play. More...

Red Wings Star Visits Island

Dining at the Village Inn Friday, August 21, was Detroit Red Wings left wing Tomas Holmstrom, shown here with employees Jarod Zacharko (left) and James Dewey. More...

Mackinac Associates Gives $1 Million to MSHP Programs

Since 2000, Mackinac Associates has contributed more than $1 million to support the educational and recreational activities of Mackinac State Historic Parks. More...

Guns-n-Hoses a Success for Fire Department and Scholarship Fund

The Mackinac Island Fire Department brought in its latest in a long line of victories for the eighth annual Guns-n- Hoses Softball Tournament Sunday, August 23, at Great Turtle Park. More...

Opinions

‘Trashing’ Island Becomes a Trend

To the Editor: As a person who began coming to the Island in 1949, and as one who considers Mackinac as almost a "second home," I must share my thoughts based on observations of the past couple of years.   There is a disturbing trend afoot. More...

House Hides Historic Church

To the Editor: In your Town Crier for July 18, you had an article with a picture of a new home being built on Cadotte Avenue, next to the Little Stone Church.   More...

Owners Are Condo Occupants

To the Editor: In reviewing the Town Crier for August 8 to August 14, 2009, I want to point out a gross inaccuracy.   More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

90 YEARS AGO   August 28, 1919   The St. Ignace Enterprise   More...

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