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News

Festival Will ‘Wow’ Horse Lovers, Organizers Say, Starting Wed.

Second Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse Packed With Activities

Mackinac Island's horse culture will be celebrated Wednesday, July 21, through Saturday, July 24, during the second Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse, hosted by Mackinac Horsemen's Association (MHA).  More...

3 Charged With Armed Robbery

Two men have confessed to armed robbery and home invasion and they and a third suspect were arraigned Tuesday, July 13, in 92nd District Court. The three suspects were taken into custody early Tuesday morning on Mackinac Island. More...

Festival of the Horse Schedule

All activities take place in Grand Hotel's Borough Lot unless otherwise noted.   Wednesday, July 21   6:45 p.m. Blessing of the Festival of the Horse - Mission Point grounds   7 p.m. More...

Columnists

Woodchucks Are Largest Squirrels in Great Lakes Region

Nature Notes

“How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” This old rhyme came to me when earlier this summer I got a call from a young friend, who stepped outside of his cottage and heard a great ruckus coming from the bar More...

Temporary Loss of Consciousness a Result of Syncopal Attacks

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Syncope (SIN'ko-pe) is temporary loss of consciousness and posture, described as "fainting" or "passing out." Syncopal attacks are usually transient and related to temporary insufficiency of blood flow to the brain. More...

Mackinac Island Looks Back to Julius Caesar and His Time

A Look at History

This column is to be published in the month of July on Mackinac Island. The 31-day period we call “July” is named after Julius Caesar, a long-dead consul (elected leader) and then dictator of the Roman Republic.  More...

200+ Tour Round Island Lighthouse

Boy Scouts provide tours of the Round Island Lighthouse during its open house Saturday, July 10. Story and more photographs, page 19. (Photograph by Bob Benjamin) More...

City Calls Time Out on Demolition

Six-month Moratorium in Place Downtown

McNally Cottage got a six-month reprieve from the wrecking ball and Mackinac Island secured some breathing room when an emergency moratorium on demolition was enacted Wednesday, July 14. More...

People

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather has been picture perfect with bright sunny days, blue skies, and light wind. People are enjoying biking, riding in a surrey with the fringe on top, or hiking in the woods. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Kelly

Elizabeth Kelly, 72, of Bois Blanc died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, on Bois Blanc Island. She is the mother of Mackinac Island resident Margaret Horn, who is married to Tim Horn.   A complete obituary will be published next week.   More...

Sports

Wawashkamo Mixed Member Scramble Results

Forty-eight golfers participated in the four-person mixed member scramble Wednesday, July 7, at Wawashkamo Golf Club. The event was followed by a cookout in the picnic area.   More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 14, Toots Gillespie placed first, Nicki Krzykowski placed second, and Lois Largo placed third.   More...

Editorials

Mackinac’s Identity Is Based on Its Past

To the Editor: I am a fourth generation summer resident of Mackinac Island whose professional career has been as a land-use planning executive.   More...

Sault Ste. Marie, not Island, Has Oldest Church

To the Editor: More...

Don’t Lose the Allure of Mackinac Island

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