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Expiration Date Pushed Back on Mackinac Bridge Commuter Cards

With 36-hour Rule Cutting Commuter Ranks, Some MBA Members Favor No Expiration

A 36-hour rule for people who want to pay the commuter rate across the Mackinac Bridge has whittled commuter traffic from about 21% last year to an anticipated 12.9% this year, leading the Mackinac Bridge Authority to push back the expiration date o More...

Lawrence Rubin Featured on New Commemorative Bridge Medallion

Span Recognized as Engineering Landmark

At the north end of the Mackinac Bridge Thursday, August 12, a commemorative medallion was issued honoring the work of the late Larry Rubin, the bridge's first executive secretary, and the structure was officially dedicated as a National Historic Ci More...

Bunker Lot Split Draws Debate, but Gets OK

A lot split has been granted to Josephine “Elaine” and Isaac Bunker by the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), but is subject to the couple getting easements on adjoining property to construct a septic tank, if needed.  More...

Sports

Wawashkamo Battle Day Tournament Scores

Wawashkamo Golf Club hosted the Battle Day Tournament Saturday, August 7, the first Saturday after August 4, the date of the Battle of Mackinac Island in 1814. Twenty-two players participated in the Scramble Division and the Callaway Division. More...

Hunter Pace: A Fun Riding Challenge

A mere seven minutes separated two groups of horseback riders in one of the longest Hunter Pace events held since it began in 2002 on Mackinac Island. More...

Gamble Records Hole-in-One

Michael Gamble, Jr. of Mackinac Island had a hole-in-one Saturday, August 14, at Wawashkamo Golf Club on hole number four, which is 123 yards long. He used a pitching wedge and was playing with Craig Bunker and John St. Onge. This was Mr. More...

Letters

Ratify Historic District Plans

To the Editor: More...

Stable Promotion

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Please Don’t Change

To the Editor: Enclosed is my subscription renewal. I receive the paper every Monday and it makes my day.   Please don’t change anything on the Island. I’m in my 80s, but always make at least one trip a year to the Island. More...

Business Better Than Last Year, Island Companies Report

Not a Banner Season, But Businesses Note Small Improvement in Numbers

Good summer weather, a more certain economy, and the state's Pure Michigan tourism advertising have led to a better year for businesses on Mackinac Island than last year, although most businesses say they have only seen a small increase in numbers. More...

City Wants To Take Closer Look at Allied Ambulance Charges

All the Mackinac Island ambulance crew wanted was a battery powered hydraulic cot, but the request has led to the city's Finance Committee scrutinizing the expenses Allied EMS Systems charges back to the city. More...

People

Author Jeffery Deaver Will Reveal the Process of Writing a Novel

Will Visit Island Library Next Friday To Tell Readers Just How It’s Done

Jeffery Deaver, author of popular novels such as “The Bone Collector” and “A Maiden's Grave,” will be speaking at the Mackinac Island Public Library Friday, August 27, at 4 p.m.   During his talk, Mr. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather this past week on Mackinac has been unusual, with extremely warm temperatures and high humidity. Folks enjoyed swimming in the Straits of Mackinac and other summer activities. More...

Broadway Actors Allen, DiVita, To Perform at Grand Hotel

Broadway actors Glenn Seven Allen and Janine DiVita will perform a benefit concert to raise awareness for the Mackinac Island Community Foundation Sunday, August 22, at 8 p.m. at Grand Hotel.  More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Allen Concedes Close Race, Urges Party Unity

Senator Jason Allen of Alanson, who trailed Crystal Falls surgeon Dan Benishek by 15 votes after the state certified GOP primary results in the 31- county 1st District for the seat being vacated by U.S. More...

Amberg Family, Mother Cabrini Provide Help to Italian-Americans

A Look at History Amberg Family

William A. Amberg became a leader at both Chicago and Mackinac Island in the 1890s as the inventor of a file-folder system for filing and retrieving loose business documents. More...

Familiar Household Items Can Be Used in Caring for Horses

This week's column is based on a phone call that I received from a friend: "Do you have any idea how to get pine sap off a horse's mane and neck?" On Mackinac, that is a most valid question, as many of our horses are turned out in pastures that have More...

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