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Snyder, Bernero in Race for Governor

Ann Arbor business executive Rick Snyder beat four other Republican contenders for Governor Tuesday, August 3, and will run against Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero in November. Mr. Bernero beat House Speaker Andy Dillon, his only Democratic opponent. More...

Tweetup Stresses Importance of Relationship Marketing

Building relationships and motivating Mackinac Island social media was the focus of discussion at “MackiTAC,” a tweetup hosted by The Island Bookstore and Shepler's Ferry Saturday, July 31. More...

Saddle Riders Prepare To Parade Down Mackinac Island Streets

Understanding Horses Is Key to Their Training, Waite Advises

Understanding how horses think is the key to training them and understanding their behavior, according to Karen Waite, who gave two lectures on the topics of understanding horse behavior and how horses learn during the Festival of the Horse July 21 More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 4, Ann Timmons placed first, Audrey Gallery placed second, and Lois Largo placed third.   More...

Mollikett Takes First Place in Around the Island Race

Mollikett took first overall in the second Around the Island Race of the season Wednesday, July 21. John Rilett skippered the Mollikett in an elapsed time of one hour, 22 minutes, 11 seconds.   More...

Group Will Ask for Moratorium Against Construction

Open Space a Historic Resource, Save Our Island Contends

The citizen group Save Our Island plans to ask the City of Mackinac Island to issue a moratorium against new construction when the city council meets Wednesday, August 11, the group's lawyer says. More...

Biking Without Lights Among Top Concerns

Bicycling in dark areas without bicycle lights, speeding down the hill near Grand Hotel, and riding bikes hands-free are the top three areas of safety concern named by Mackinac Island police.   More...

Civil War Period Is Focus for Island Couple

An interest in learning about the Civil War's role in American history has grown into an avocation of teaching it to others for one Mackinac Island couple. More...

People

Sexton Poetry Featured Aug. 11

Poets at the Grand

American poet Anne Sexton will be the focus of “Poets at the Grand” Wednesday, August 11, from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The poetry series is every Wednesday through August 25, at the Audubon Bar in Grand Hotel's lobby. More...

Haunted Theatre Provides Customized Family Fun

The Haunted Theatre on Mackinac Island, designed as a haunted attraction since 1974, has been a landmark on Main Street and survives as an oldfashioned spook house with creative and artistic figures and a personal touch that tailors the experience t More...

Coach Drivers Display Skills

Coachwoman Lisa Eckhardt demonstrates her driving skills at the grounds of the Borough Lot during the Festival of the Horse Friday, July 23. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Money Pipeline for State Candidates

With conclusion of the primary season, big money from afar will be at play in Michigan for the November 2 election.   More...

Alcohol Part II: The Effects of Over Consumption

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

The effects of long-term alcohol use in any person can be highly unpredictable. Alcohol has been, after all, a socially acceptable stimulant for so long. More...

Mackinac Island Celebrates 40 Years of Horse Shows

Sunday, August 8, will mark the 40th anniversary of a consecutive summer horse show on Mackinac Island. To many people, Mackinac is a wonderland where time stands still. More...

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