December 11, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Community Stable Gets $100K Gift

A $100,000 donation will make construction of a community stable possible on Mackinac Island. More...

Barnwell To Speak at Conference

Mackinac Island landscaper Jack Barnwell will speak at the Great Lakes Trade Exposition in Grand Rapids Monday, January 10, about landscaping and gardening on Mackinac Island in the spring, summer, and fall. More...

View Changes as Norway Maples Come Down, New Trees Are Planted

At the end of October, 20 Norway maples along Cadotte Avenue were cut down to make way for young Autumn Blaze maple trees that were planted in their place several days later.   More...

State Park Commission To Meet

The Mackinac Island State Park Commission will meet in Lansing Wednesday, December 15, at 1:30 p.m. on the Michigan State University campus in room 103AB of the Kellogg Center. More...

Second, Third and Fourth Grade

(Left) Fourth grade students include (front, from left) Nicholas Pok ora, Gabriel Hepker, A.J. Qualls, Alexandra Pokora, Aaron Riggs, and Brooké Lyne Holder. More...

Students and Teachers at Mackinac Island School

Enjoying the playground equipment are fifth grade students (from left) Nicholas Davis, Libby Moore, Grace Roguska, and Cheyla Shunk. More...

Mackinac Island Public School 1st Marking Period Honor Roll

8th Grade: Mackenzie Bean, Meadow Greenlee, Jeremy Hepker, Kyra Kolatski, Dana Roguska.   9th Grade: Hailey Armstrong, Todd Fridline, Adrienne Rilenge, Amelia Roe, Halee Tokarz. More...

Andrew Doud Named Chairman of Historic District Commission

A Historic District Commission that is being formed will name Andrew Doud its chairman, and commissioners to-be discussed other organizational matters when they met Friday, December 3, in preparation of city council adoption of their bylaws, which p More...

Mary Hanson To Run Mackinac Arts Council

Mary Hanson will lead activities at the Mackinac Arts Coun cil this summer, including the on-going adult Drop in and Draw program and a new drawing program for children.   Arts Council President Becki Barnwell said Ms. More...

Born To Ride, Then To Fly: Mackinac Island’s Jane B. Hart

Jane B. Hart is a longtime summer resident of Mackinac. She continues to have a lifelong passion for women’s rights, aviation, sailing, good books, politics, Mackinac Island, and horses. More...

Hotel Foundation Work Begins

Digging behind McNally Cottage on Mackinac Island in preparation for the foundation of a planned three-story hotel and retail complex is underway Wednesday, November 17. More...

Jim Lenfestey Produces New Poetry Anthology About Pigs

East Bluff resident Jim Lenfestey has edited and produced a new book of poems, “Low Down and Coming On: A Feast of Delicious and Dangerous Poems About Pigs,” a hardcover anthology of 133 poems by 104 poets on the subject of pigs. More...

People

Smith, Doud

Lee and Dori Smith of St. Johns announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Smith, to Andrew Doud of Mackinac Island and Detroit. Mr. Doud is the son of Charlotte Doud of Dallas, Texas, and the late Stephen Doud of Mackinac Island.   More...

Finkel To Perform With Euphonics

Jane Finkel of Mackinac Island will perform with The Euphonics, an award-winning, student-led a cappella music group from Albion College, in two benefit concerts for Hospice of the Straits Com munity Reflection Garden Friday, Decem ber 17, at the Ch More...

Smith, Redman

Candace Smith of Mackinac Island and David and Karla Redman of Macomb Township announce the engagement of their children, Pollyanna Smith of Mackinac Island and Dominic Redman of Macomb Township and Mackinac Island. More...

Columnists

Impact of Northern Congressmen

Northern Michigan's three veteran congressmen have lead roles in major issues facing the 111th Congress in its final weeks, and the final weeks in office for two of the lawmakers. More...

Abundance of Red-breasted Nuthatches Are Found on Island

Nature Notes

Well, fall has left us and the temperatures have fallen. Snow is gently drifting down (although at the moment not enough to do us much good). More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Merry Christmas to you A Christmas bright and sweet,   With fun and lovingkindness   And many charming treats.   More...

Letters

Respect Island for Its Own Worth

To the Editor: More...

Island Will Be Fine Without One Customer

To the Editor: I have gone to Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island every year since 1963. This fighting with boat lines makes me sick. I think the boat prices are very reasonable. Mackinac Island, look in the mirror. More...

Put-in-Bay Visitors Enjoy Mackinac Island Welcome

To the Editor: On Friday, December 3, 107 residents and students from Putin Bay, Ohio, visited Mackinac Island for a weekend of basketball and archery competition. More...

Designer: Project Must Reflect Mackinac Island as a ‘Real Town’

Downtown Guidelines Must Focus on Authenticity, Winter Says

Seeing Mackinac Island for all that it really is -- a real, working community; a bustling resort whose livelihood hinges on preserving its history, and conversely, a shuttered, sleepy winter village – is at the heart of Nore Winter's efforts t More...

2-year Ferry Franchises Will Buy Time

Companies Get Deal If They Comply With Terms; City Continues Study

Uncertainty persists in the Mackinac Island ferry franchise deliberations as the city council continues to look for what it wants to see in the way of ferry service and franchise fees for the three ferry boat companies that serve the island. More...

Fencing Should Be Made of Natural Material, Commission Says

In keeping with the historic identity of Mackinac Island, both new and replaced fencing should be made of natural material, say three Planning Commission members. More...

Workers Restoring Tin Panel Facade at Historic Chippewa Hotel

Seen for the first time in 108 years, the rough sawed lumber on the front of the Chippewa Hotel has supported what residents thought was a brick facade. More...

Volunteers To Aid in Establishing Island Hospice Program

Mackinac Island has a need for a hospice care to meet patient needs, say residents and health care providers, and Hospice of the Eastern Upper Peninsula is working with Vital Care to make that happen. More...

Killingers Each Publish New Books

John and Anne Killinger have each published new books this winter, and look forward to several other releases in the coming year. More...

Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, Preschool, Kindergarten and Faculty

Cook Julie Greenlee prepares the students' favorite taco lunch. More...

St. Ignatius’ Father Pawel Mecwel Will Lead Ste. Anne's

Father Pawel Mecwel of St. Ignatius Loyola Church of St. Ignace was appointed Thursday, December 2, pastor of Ste. Anne's Catholic Church on Mackinac Island by Bishop Alexander Sample of the Diocese of Marquette. Fr. More...

Ninth Grade Class, and Teachers

Right: Ninth grade class members include (front row, from left) Amelia Roe, Hailey Armstrong, Paul Wandrie; (middle) Adrienne Rilenge, Todd Fridline, Colton Fisher; (back) Sierra Kompsi, Jessica Beaun More...

Old Island Photos Sought

The preservation firm Past Perfect of Grand Rapids is in need of Mackinac Island photographs prior to 1970 as it performs a historic resources survey of downtown Mackinac Island. More...

Headstone Placed on 1892 Infant’s Grave at Post Cemetery

A white headstone now marks the grave of a stillborn baby buried in the Post Cemetery in 1892. The stone was placed Wednesday, November 17, 118 years after the infant was laid to rest. More...

Four Island Residents Taking Basic EMT Class

This fall, five students have been taking a basic emergency medical technician (EMT) class at the Mackinac Island Medical Center. More...

Obituaries

Jean Coyne

Jean C. Coyne, 92, died Tuesday October 26, 2010, from complications of dementia. More...

Allen Green, Jr.

Allen R. Green, Jr., 45, of the Evergreen Shores area in St. Ignace, passed away Thursday afternoon, November 18, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey, following a short illness.   He was born August 26, 1965, in St. More...

Christopher Craft

Christopher Lyle Craft, 55, died Sunday, November 21, 2010, at his home on Mackinac Island, next to Grand Hotel.   He was born August 30, 1955, in Kalamazoo to Melvin Lyle and Barbara (nee Claxton) Craft.   Mr. More...

Sports

Lakers Welcome Put-in-Bay Panthers and Fans for Hoops Competition

Lakers Sweep Panthers In Girls Match-up

The Mackinac Island Lakers swept the Put-in-Bay Panthers in the girl’s basketball home weekend series, 41- 29 Friday, December 3, and 45-39 Saturday, December 4. More...

Bunker, Chambers, Brodeur-Bunker Complete Athletic Careers

Three friends at Mackinac Island, Marie Bunker, Maggie Chambers, and Morgan Brodeur-Bunker, have enjoyed long athletic careers during their school years together. The girls will be graduated May 27, 2011.   More...

Dunnigan Named to Team

Claire Dunnigan, of Mackinac Island and Grass Lake, recently was selected as a varsity member of the Mount Holyoke College Equestrian Team. More...

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