July 2, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Bats Take Center Stage

Rob Mies shows off Angus, a 15-year-old fruit bat from Rodrigues, a small island country in the Indian Ocean, during Bat Mania on Mackinac Island Saturday, June 25. Mr. More...

News

Bat Mania! People Fascinated To Learn About Nocturnal Creature

Bat Conservation Group Visits Island

With a wingspan of slightly more than five feet, Camilla the Malayan fruit bat could arguably be named the most popular individual animal on Mackinac Island Saturday, June 25, when Camilla and six other species of bats visited from the Organization f More...

Fort Michilimackinac Artifact Cache To Be Organized and Recorded

Since 1959, the archeology department at Fort Michilimackinac has excavated more than a million artifacts at Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City, and a new record-keeping system is hoped to keep track of the buttons, glass, tools, and china fra More...

City Fire Truck Purchase Hinges on Inspection

A request was submitted by Sam Barnwell for the fire department to begin the steps in purchasing a used fire truck to replace the 1973 Pierce engine with a 1997 75-foot Quint ladder truck. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

No Surprise: Remapping Favors GOP

While some downstate lawmakers fret, incumbent northern Republicans have much to cheer about the way their ruling colleagues in the Legislature have drawn new districts in the wake of the 2010 Census. More...

Sunscreens and New Skin Damage Prevention Guidelines

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

The summer solstice is a few days old. Sunny or not, this is when the ultraviolet rays are the most intense on your skin. More...

HORSE TALES

Backyard Pony: Appearance of Miss Minnie Excites Harrisonville

There is nothing better than a new horse on the block, and the kids in Harrisonville are crazy over the arrival of a new pony up there named Miss Minnie. More...

Wheelmen Convention Shows Off Art of High Wheel Bicycling

The Wheelmen rode the streets of Mackinac Island from Wednesday, June 22, through Sunday June 26, for their 44th Annual National Meet. More...

Proposed Historic Districts Are Focus of New Report

50 Turn Out To Hear Community Presentation

Built during the American Revolution around 1780, and about the same year Fort Mackinac was relocated from the mainland to Mackinac Island, the McGulpin House on Fort Street and the Edward Biddle House on Market Street serve as reminders of the rich More...

People

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather this past week did not feel like the end of June. It was cold, rainy, windy, and very cloudy. The sun came out Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, and they were beautiful Mackinac days. More...

Obituaries

Edward ‘Ned’ Fenlon

Two memorial services are planned for Edward H. “Ned” Fenlon, who died at the age of 106 September 19, 2010, in Long Beach, California, where he had resided at the home of his son for the past five years. More...

John Manikoff

A memorial celebration for John Manikoff will be held Saturday, July 9, at 5 p.m. at Wawashkamo Golf Club on Mackinac Island, with a short service at 5:30 with the Reverend Vince Carroll officiating.   More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, June 29, Nancy Keogh placed first, Nan Dingens placed second, and Elaine Hansen placed third.   More...

Vintage Base Ball Game Will Be Thursday at Fort

Fort Mackinac will host the first vintage base ball game of the season at the Scout Barracks Field behind the fort on Mackinac Island Thursday, July 7. The Fort Mackinac Never Sweats will play the Mackinaw City Boys in an exhibition match. More...

Gentlemen’s Game Played at Burough Lot for First Gypsy Classic

Musket, Gypsy, Uncle, and Grit were among the players on the makeshift base ball diamond Saturday, June 25, at the Burough Lot. More...

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