June 12, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Mackinac Reads: Notable Author Stanton to Visit Island

One book may be all the talk on Mackinac Island this summer thanks to Mackinac Island Book Store's new Mackinac Reads program, which will pick one title for residents and visitors to read before the book store hosts the author later in the season. More...

Knights of Columbus Convention Brings Thousands to Mackinac

As the sun rose to its high point in the sky and thermometers crept to 80 degrees Friday, May 28, more than 50 men walked outside Grand Hotel wearing long black capes, big feathered hats, and white gloves. A crowd of more than 100 people watched. More...

Lilac Festival Begins Friday

By Rebecca Jaskot   The 61st annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is Friday, June 11, through Sunday, June 20. The festival is expected to bring thousands of visitors to the Island to admire the famous lilacs, which are already in bloom. More...

Commemorative Lilac Festival Vase To Be Made by Island Potter

Limited Run of 100 Signed by Barch

This year, official commemorative vases will be available for the Lilac Festival. The vases will all be created, signed, and numbered by Mackinac Island resident and potter Jay Barch. Each vase will be thrown by Mr. More...

Drugs Seized at Island Apartment

Drugs were seized in an apartment on Truscott Street Tuesday, June 1. No arrests have been made, but arrests are anticipated in the case, said Lieutenant Ken Mills, a detective with the Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement Team.   More...

Wawashkamo Spring Scramble Results Announced

Wawashkamo Golf Club hosted 24 golfers who competed in the annual Spring Scramble.   The winners of the men's flight were Gary Cousino and Ron Steensma with a score of 63.5. More...

Thakur Is New Design Intern at Tourism Bureau

Garima Thakur brings a new face and style to Mackinac Island this summer as the new design intern for the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau.   More...

Bennett Named Island Teacher of Year

High school mathematics teacher Susan Bennett has been named Mackinac Island Public School teacher of the year by vote of her colleagues and will receive a plaque from the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District.   Mrs. More...

Auction of Impounded Bicycles Brings $3,070

The city's annual bicycle auction brought $3,070, plus $168 in bike licenses fees, into city coffers Saturday morning, May 29. It was conducted by the Mackinac Island Police Department in front of Community Hall. More...

Murray Hotel, Trail Recall Journey to New World by Irish-Americans

A Look at History

On our Main Street stands the historic Murray Hotel, built by the Murray family of Mackinac Island and St. More...

People

Grace Roguska Among Top Mathematics Scorers in EUP

Grace Roguska holds her certificate of achievement for placing in the top 2% in the region in fourth grade mathematics on the fall 2009 MEAP test. More...

Students Design Innovative ‘Green’ House for Island

Mackinac Island is known as an environmentally friendly place, with air free of vehicle exhaust and an innovative composting center. Soon the Island will add a net-zero house, a home that produces as much energy as it consumes.   More...

Cell Tower Clutter To Be Cleaned Up

The Mackinac Island Planning Commission approved a plan to allow AT&T to replace its cellular telephone antennas on top of the Chippewa Hotel at its meeting Tuesday, June 8. More...

With Variance and Drain Field Questions, Lot Split Request Tabled

A Harrisonville family seeking a lot split will have to wait longer to find out if the property division is possible under city and health department regulations. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, June 9, Elaine Hansen placed first, Audrey Gallery placed second, and Toots Gillespie placed third. More...

61st Annual Lilac Festival Schedule Friday, June 11, through Sunday, June 20

Ongoing Daily   • 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Sunrise Legends and Lore Trek at Tourism Bureau ($10)   • 10 a.m. Walk and Talk with Lilacs at Tourism Bureau (June 14 to June 19)   • Noon to 2 p.m. More...

All Welcome at Bynoe Street Hockey Game Sunday

The second annual Jamie Bynoe Street Hockey game is Sunday, June 13, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mr. Bynoe of Mackinac Island is an avid hockey fan. Two teams will play: St. Ignace vs. Mackinac Island. More...

Tree Cutting Halted Near Island Airport

An unexpected turn of events brought a halt to tree cutting on the east end of the Mackinac Island Airport after engineers said they had made a mistake and not 99 trees, but possibly thousands of trees, were too tall, encroached on air space, and ne More...

Community Calendar

Ongoing   Wednesdays   • Governor's Summer Residence Tour, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.   Thursdays   • Free dinner for Island employees, St. Anne's Church 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.   Fridays   More...

Kris Radish Shares Story on Mackinac Island

By Rebecca Jaskot   Bestselling author Kris Radish is coming to Mackinac Island Tuesday, June 15, to talk about her new novel and empowering women. A luncheon will be held at noon at Carriage House at Hotel Iroquois, and Ms. More...

Berkshire Assists With Island Events

Expect to see a fresh new face helping to plan many of Mackinac Island's events and attractions this summer at the Tourism Bureau. More...

City May Be Close to Sale

Police To Get Bike Lights; Fire Chief Seeks Raise

By Rebecca Jaskot   The city may be close to selling its condominium at the Mission, police officers will get lights for their bicycles, and compensation for the fire chief is being reviewed. More...

Put-in-Bay Planning Island Trip

Residents on the island of Put-in-Bay, Ohio, ate pizza Thursday, June 10, to raise money for their high school basketball team to come to Mackinac Island in December. More...

Mission Point Restaurant Gets New Name, Focus on Local Food

The Mission Point restaurant formerly called “Epicurean” is taking on a new identity this season. The restaurant will change its name to “Chophouse.” It opened Friday, June 4. More...

Columnists

Sports Takes High Road, Politics Low

Michigan Politics

In sports, taking the high road in dealing with opponents and adversity is often called sportsmanship. In politics, at least in dealing with opponents, it's civility. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

After a good rain Saturday evening, June 5, and Sunday, June 6, the lawns all over the Island look like green velvet carpets. More...

Constipation Is a Frequently Misunderstood Condition

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

It is interesting how our personal, physiological difficulties can find their way into the commercial mainstream. Direct to the consumer – advertising. And what drama – television advertising. More...

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