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Horsemen’s Association Prepares for Festival

July 21-24 Event Expected To Grow

Mackinac Horsemen's Association is busy preparing for the Island's second annual Festival of the Horse, which is expected to be bigger than last year. The festival is July 21 through July 24.   More...

Deliveries, Taxis Allowed Access as Traffic Plan Revised for French Lane

Freight deliveries and taxi service to the northern twothirds of French Lane will be allowed under an informal understanding agreed upon by the city Street Committee at a meeting Wednesday, May 19. More...

Art Auction, Social Planned June 27

Artwork by Island artists Kitty Hannabass, Pam Finkel, and Nikki Griffith will be auctioned Sunday, June 27, from 3 p m. to 5 p.m. during an ice cream social at Trinity Parish Hall. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

‘Career Politician’ Is Often a Bum Rap

In primaries for the top state and federal spots on the August 3 Michigan ballots, "outsiders" are playing to the anti-political establishment sentiment that abounds across the nation. Hiss-boo to "career politicians."   More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Memorial Day weekend on Mackinac was picture perfect, with warm temperatures, calm winds, sunny skies, and the lilacs in full bloom. More...

A Look at History

English Scandal May Have Played Role in History

In my last column, I wrote about how this year, 2010, is the bicentennial year of the forgotten United States election of 1810, which elected the notorious “War Hawks” of the Twelfth Congress. More...

City Eyes Historic Building Survey

Seasonal Police Officers Receive Badges, Begin Work on Island Beat

Mayor Margaret Doud said she will schedule a meeting, as early as Monday, to begin discussing a historic building survey of the downtown and a preservation education program that would provide information on tax incentives available to property owne More...

Program Will Preserve Island’s Towering, Century-old Elm Trees

The six elm trees in Marquette Park have decorated the landscape and provided a shady place to relax for more than 100 years. Thick and towering, the trees seem massive and impermeable. More...

Obituaries

Nicholas Lentini

Nicholas Lentini, a former Cheboygan physician, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at West Palm Beach, Florida. He was 97. More...

David A. Armour Memorial

Services for David A. Armour will be held Friday, June 18, with burial at 6 p m. at the Mackinac Island Cemetery, followed by a reception and memorial service at Fort Mackinac. The reception will be at 7 p m. and the service will begin at 8 p m. More...

John ‘Jock’ Croghan Memorial

A memorial service for John “Jock” Croghan will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church Saturday, June 19, at 11 a m. with Joan Slater and Trish Martin officiating.   Mr. More...

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