July 24, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Chicago Racers Bound for Island

Sailor Marks 50th Year in Race to Mackinac Island

As the annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac begins Saturday, July 24, it will mark a milestone for one sailor who has spent half of a century in this particular competition.   More...

News

County Commission Seat, Millage on August 3 Ballot for Island Voters

Mackinac Island voters will see one county candidate and a county-wide millage request on the ballot in the Tuesday, August 3, primary election. Incumbent Democrat Calvin “Bucky” McPhee of St. More...

Riding Clinic To Be July 28, 29

The Mackinac Horsemen’s Association (MHA) will host a Susan Bellinger Clinic Wednesday, July 28, and Thursday, July 29, at the Borough Lot below Grand Hotel.   More...

Antique Appraisers Inspect Family Treasures at Grand Hotel Event

Nationally known appraisers Leslie and Leigh Keno and Peter Rathbone presented lectures and appraised family heirlooms at the Grand Mackinac Antiques Appraisal Show Thursday, July 15, at the Grand Hotel Theatre.  More...

Sports

Dufina, Preston and Sheppard, Stuck Teams First

Wawashkamo Golf Club Tournament Results

Wawashkamo Golf Club held its Member-Member Tournament Saturday, July 17. Thirtyfour members played in the 6- 6+6 event – six holes best ball of the two-person teams, six holes scramble format, and the last six holes alternate shot.   More...

Never Sweats Takes on Rochester Grangers Saturday in Vintage Base Ball

Base ball, as it was originally called, will be played in 1860's fashion Saturday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. on the parade ground behind Fort Mackinac. More...

Pure Michigan Bayview Mackinac Race

Overall Finishes by Division Division Boat Elapsed Corrected Time Time I. Cove Island IRC Natalie J 33:26:59 45:31:30 II. Cove Island Multihull Nice Pair 47:17:14 50:47:11 III. Shore Course PHRF Racing Eliminator 39:56:34 38:10:50 IV. More...

Looking Back

Art Museum Marks 5th Major Use of Historic Federal-style Structure

A Look at History Indian Dormitory

In the summer of 2010, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft’s historic 1838 building on Mackinac Island’s Main Street has found new life as Mackinac Island’s art museum. More...

Letters

Keep Demolition Moratorium

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Preserve Island Buildings for Future Generations

To the Editor: My wife Janis and I, along with our family, have been coming to Mackinac Island on a regular basis for over 50 years, and have stayed at the McNally for 40 years or more.   More...

State Puts Island Preservation Effort on ‘Fast Track’

City Gets Landmark Grant of $48K

Citizen pressure and the need for historic preservation education are driving the City of Mackinac Island to move forward on a plan to protect its old buildings, and the effort will be fueled by the award of National Historic Landmark grant for $48, More...

Education Is Key To Establishing Districts

Education is the key to getting a community to support a local historic district, according to many experts and community organizers. More...

People

Kyle Shunk Wins Best All-around in Art Contest

Kyle Shunk, an eighth grade student at Mackinac Island Public School, won Grand Prize Best All-Around in an art contest by the Sault Symphony Orchestra.  More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Sunday, July 18, a foggy, rainy evening, out of the fog appeared a beautiful sailboat from Hong Kong named Beau Geste, the first boat to cross the finish line in the 86th sailing of the Pure Michigan Bayview Mackinac Race. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Ann Kelly

Elizabeth Ann Kelly died at her Bois Blanc Island home on July 14, 2010. She was the daughter of Lois Eleanor Maher and Herbert R. Slusser formerly of St. Paul, Minnesota. More...

Luz Maria “Lucha” Robbins

Luz Maria Robbins, age 71, died on July 9, 2010, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey, Michigan. She fought cancer with spirit for a year and a half. More...

Columnists

Campaigns in Home Stretch After Debates

Michigan Politics

With conclusion of oftencontentious debates for the August 3 gubernatorial primaries, emphasis in these closing days of the campaign will be on airways and grassroots -- TV ads and get-out-the-vote efforts.   More...

Factors Determine What Plants Grow on Mackinac Island, Part I

Nature Notes The things that determine what will grow on Mackinac includes a look at geology, topography, soils, climate, and finally plants.   More...

Beware of the Natural Hazard: Poison Ivy

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Summer is in full bloom. As spring sprang slowly into summer, the foliage and flora followed, turning the land lush.  More...

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