July 10, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

All American Fourth of July

All-American Celebration Marks Fourth of July

Mackinac Island hosted a fun birthday party for America Sunday, July 4, celebrating with games and honoring those who have fought for freedom.   More...

News

Around Island Race Is July 21

The Mackinac Island Yacht Club will host its second Around the Island Race for the season Wednesday, July 21, at 1 p.m.   Participants in the MacMan race, racers from the Bayview or Chicago races, and local boats are invited to participate. More...

Historic Survey Proposal Gets Boost as Community Donors Step Forward

Community support for historic preservation continues to grow on Mackinac Island, with three donors coming forward to contribute $11,000 to help fund a historic resource survey and public education project that will require a local contribution of $ More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 7, Lois Largo placed first, Nancy Keogh placed second, and Jean Allen placed third.   More...

Obituaries

Robert Bailey

Robert Wyman Bailey, 82, of Suttons Bay, was an architect and a business owner on Mackinac Island. Mr. Bailey passed away Friday, June 18, 2010, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. More...

Sports

MacMan Sailing Challenge Will Begin on Island July 22

MacMan, the annual Mackinac Island to Manitoulin International Yacht Race, will be Thursday, July 22, to Saturday, July 24.   More...

Sam Kovalak of Mackinac Wins Race

Setting Sail Around the Island

Mackinac Island Yacht Club's annual Around the Island Race was a fast, yet rough race at times for the 10 boats that set sail Saturday, July 3, at 2 p.m. Winds were at a steady 20 to 25 knots, according to Yacht Club commodore David Rowe. More...

‘Somewhere in Time’ To Be Adapted for Broadway

Beloved Mackinac Island Film Excellent for Stage, Producer Says

“Somewhere In Time,” the popular novel by Richard Matheson and a motion picture starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour that was filmed on Mackinac Island, is being adapted into a musical for Broadway. More...

Advertising Plans Already in Works for New Bureau

2% Hotel Room Charge Will Begin August 2

By spring, the newly formed Mackinac Island Convention and Visitors Bureau will launch an advertising campaign promoting the Island to large markets like Chicago, funded by overnight guests, who will be assessed 2% of their room charge, just like th More...

People

Longtime Island Residents To Move To New Home in Mexico

Tom Lockwood, and his wife, Annie, have been living on Mackinac Island for 24 years. They live on the Island from about Easter until the New Year, and Mrs. Lockwood is the owner of Annie's Cakes. More...

Young Author Writes Mackinac Island Novel

Fifteen-year-old Devon Warriner has spent summers growing up on Mackinac Island, and this year she took a big leap into adulthood with the publication of her first book, “Get Over It.”   More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

It was a picture perfect Fourth of July weekend on Mackinac, with bright blue skies, sunshine, and warm temperatures.   More...

Opinions

Michigan Issues Hit Washington

Michigan Politics

In her final months in office, term-limited Governor Jennifer Granholm faces major budget and other battles in Washington as well as in Lansing. More...

Columnists

Deep Venous Thrombosis: Air Travel and Blood Clots Can Be Linked

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Incidents of sudden collapse, in some cases, unexpected sudden death of individuals on long airline flights is becoming more well known. More...

Two Red Percherons Become Part of Grand Hotel Team

"Many people sigh for the 'good old days' and regretted the 'passing of the horse', but today, when only those who like horses own them, it is a far better time for horses." – C.W. Anderson   More...

Rare Rufous Hummingbird Is Spotted on Mackinac Island

Occasionally we on the Island see some unusual birds coming through our area. More...

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