July 31, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Bogan To Screen Films, Invite Suggestions

Man Vs. Tree’ Is Filmmaker’s Latest Work

The unexpected turn of events involved in burning down a dead tree is the subject of the film Jim Bogan will show Monday, August 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Mission Point Resort. The showing of “Man vs. More...

News

Bat Positive for Rabies in Eastern Mackinac County

A bat found in eastern Mackinac County has been tested positive for rabies, the Luce Mackinac Alger Schoolcraft District Health Department announced Friday, July 23. More...

Helmet Design Deadline Nears

Design submissions for the Mackinac Island Community Foundation Mackinac Island official bicycle helmet are due Sunday, August 15. More...

School Board Hires Teacher, Cuts Half-time Custodial Position

A new social studies teacher, Christopher Schoonover, was hired and a half-time custodial position was cut by the Mackinac Island school board Thursday, July 22.   Mr. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Moderates Push Back

In Michigan and across the nation, including on Capitol Hill, moderate Republicans have long been in eclipse. Conservatives rule the GOP.   In closing days of August 3 primary campaigns there is, however dim, a flicker of moderate activity. More...

Alcohol Part I: The Subtle Spirit Should Be Used in Moderation

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

A lot of alcohol is served, especially in the summer months on Mackinac Island. More...

Horses Played Important Role in Fighting Fires on Mackinac

If horses could talk, I wonder what those on Mackinac Island could tell me about pulling the Island's pumper wagon and ladder rig, racing to save a burning building in the 1800s? More...

Plan Underway To Convert Horse Waste to Electricity

Heat Byproduct Would Grow Vegetables; Sewer Rates Could Climb 40.3% By 2015

Mackinac Island plans to convert its horse manure and sewage treatment sludge to electricity and use the heat byproduct to grow vegetables under a plan that was explained by the Board of Public Works (BPW) Wednesday, July 28, at a city council meeti More...

Tourism Soft at Historic Sites So Far This Summer

Historic sites at the Straits of Mackinac are coasting through the season, with attendance down 9% from last year at all five Mackinac State Historic Parks properties. Revenue is also down, by approximately 4%, through mid-July.   More...

People

Lynch To Speak on Island Aug. 4

American Book Award-winning author Thomas Lynch will speak twice on Mackinac Island Wednesday, August 4. He will be the guest lecturer at Jim Lenfestey's poetry class at Grand Hotel from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 28, Janis Holle placed first, Barbara Toms placed second, and Kay Berke placed third.   More...

Mackinac Island Hunter Pace Begins at Turtle Park August 5

The Mackinac Island Hunter Pace will take place Thursday, August 5, at 11 a.m. at Great Turtle Park. The ride is open to ages eight and older, and helmets are required. More...

Comfortably Numb Takes First Overall in MacMan Sailing Challenge

Comfortably Numb won first overall in the 7th annual MacMan Challenge, the Mackinac to Manitoulin International Yacht Race Thursday, July 22, to Saturday, July 24.   More...

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