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Island School Receives $5,000 Matching Grant To Improve Energy Use

Mackinac Island Public School might be saving money on energy costs in the near future, following an energy audit and $5,000 matching grant from Energy Works of Michigan, a nonprofit affiliate of Ann Arbor environmental organization The Ecology Cente More...

Puppets Perform ‘Sleepy Hollow’

Nationally-touring puppeteers The Stevens Puppets will perform at Mackinac Island Public Library at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, with an interpretation of the classic story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”  More...

Local Celtic Store Finds New Ownership With Patrick McManus

When Patrick McManus packed up his family, dogs, and belongings and moved from California’s Bay Area to Mackinac Island in 2009, he didn’t expect to be the owner of a popular retail store.  But when Emily Fullerton was looking to sel More...

Obituaries

Jean Carr

Jean C. Carr, 95, died Saturday, December 11, 2010, in Palm City, Florida.  She was born in Zanesville, Ohio, to E.O. and Maggie Callander.  Mrs. More...

John Manikoff

A memorial celebration and reception for John Manikoff will be Saturday, July 9, at Wawashkamo Golf Club, beginning at 5 p.m. The Rev. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Northern Districts Get Pass on Democrats Challenges

Democrats are still pushing alternatives to downstate redistricting plans for legislative and congressional seats that have just been passed by the GOP-ruled Legislature and sent to Republican Governor Rick Snyder.  More...

The Silence of the Lakes: A Back Story Behind British Landing

A Look at History

British Landing   More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Hypnosis Might Offer Some Patients Powerful Possibilities

Hypnosis is one of the therapies in so-called alternative medicine that continues to be tied to misunderstanding and often regarded with skepticism. Hypnosis does work to remedy or alleviate many ailments. More...

Historic Lighthouse To Open

Tours Offered Saturday

The Round Island Lighthouse is an easy feature to spot in the Straits of Mackinac, and is one of the most photographed lighthouses in all of Michigan. This lighthouse is closed to the public 364 days out of the year, but from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

People

Back From Work in Haiti, Br. Jim Boynton Manages Ste. Anne’s Activities

Natural disasters, a cholera epidemic, and political violence all took place in the short time span that Brother Jim Boynton volunteered his efforts in Haiti. Br. Boynton, originally of St. Ignace and who has served at Ste.  More...

Local Artists Set To Fill Ste. Anne’s Church With Music

Dulcet tones from Mackinac Island musicians will flow throughout Ste. Anne’s Church many Sunday afternoons this summer as the Mackinac Island Community Foundation’s annual summer concert series gets into full swing.  More...

Kiendl, Rausch Engaged To Wed

Raymond and Cheryl Kiendl of Cassopolis, together with Scott and Debbie Rausch of Frankenmuth and Mackinac Island, announce the engagement of their children, Cheray Kiendl to Brandon Rausch.  More...

Sports

Outrageous Takes the Win at Annual 4th of July Regatta

Leonard Field and the rest of the Outrageous boating crew took the win Sunday, July 3, at Mackinac Island’s annual Fourth of July Regatta, the first Around the Island Race of the season.  More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club t Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 6, Lois Largo placed first, Janet Stingel placed second, and Nancy Keogh placed third.   More...

Nature Notes

Woodchuck: The Largest Member of Squirrel Family

A couple of weeks ago a friend called me and said that she had seen the largest woodchuck, she figured 20 pounds or so, near the old power plant. More...

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