July 23, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Port Huron-to-Mackinac Racers To Set Sail for Island

In 1925, 12 hardy sailors prepared to make the trek from Port Huron to Mackinac Island for a race, with only four boats crossing the finish line on Mackinac Island. More...

News

More Trash Cans Needed on City Streets, Residents Say

The regulation of street sales in public rights-of-way likely will be finalized soon by the Mackinac Island City Council. Meeting Wednesday, July 13, the council also considered two other ordinances. More...

Carriage Drivers Will Test Their Skills at Show

Competition Set for Sunday

The second annual Carriage Driving Show will be Sunday, July 24, at the Michigan Horse Council Arena during Festival of the Horse on Mackinac Island. The competition will be judged by guest Clay Maier from Kentucky. More...

Gysbert To Perform in Festival of the Horse

Gysbert is the favorite among four horses owned by Michelle Stuck.  “He’s the hardest one I have to ride because he is so upright and throws you, and yet he’s my favorite,” she said. More...

Obituaries

Morley, Bickel Were Both Experienced Sailors

Suzanne Bickel   More...

Race Celebration More Subdued This Year as Sailing Dangers Hit Home

Smooth sailing led boats in the relatively new cruising division to cross the finish line before the racing fleet during the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac this year.  More...

Columnists

A Look at History

Mackinac Island’s Market Street, and the Credit Card in Your Wallet

Market StreetHere on Mackinac Island’s Market Street, a historical marker has stood next to the Community Hall since 1956. It reads:“During the peak of the fur trade this street bustled with activity. Each More...

Michigan Politics

Michigan politics for decades has been replete with women who successfully advanced women’s causes and were in the forefront of the unsuccessful fight for the Equal Rights Amendment.  More...

Storm Hits Chicago-to-Mackinac Race; 2 Sailors Lost

Sailing Community Rallies To Rescue as 103rd Challenge Is Marked by Misfortune

The 103rd sailing of the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac was marked by tragedy when two sailors perished in a severe storm that brought high winds, heavy seas, torrential rain, and continuous lightning strikes to northern Lake Michigan around mid More...

Cruising Class 1st

A first-time surprise finish marked racing competition in the 103rd sailing of the Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac when four Cruising 1 division yachts sailed across the finish line well ahead of the racing fleet. More...

Mackinac Island To Show Off Antique Carriages in Parade

Festival of the Horse Now Underway

Private and commercial carriages will be showcased in a carriage parade for the Festival of the Horse Friday, July 22, beginning at 7 p.m. More...

People

Bayview Sailor, Sponsor Larry Bell Is Curtis Resident

“It looks like a good year for barley,” said Larry Bell, a Michigan entrepreneur and Mackinac County property owner who has turned his beer-brewing hobby into Michigan’s oldest and largest brewery. More...

Former Hessel Resident Will Sail in Bell’s Bayview Race

Since he was a teenager, former Hessel resident Warren Roosen, 59, has wanted to sail his own boat in the Bayview Yacht Club race to Mackinac Island. More...

Mark Morley, Suzanne Bickel Memorialized at Ste. Anne’s Church

Community members and fellow sailors filled Ste. More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 20, Elaine Hansen placed first, Nancy Shannon placed second, and Nan Dingens placed third.   More...

Katie Osbourne To Undertake New Positions

When Katie Osbourne, the new manager at the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center, first arrived at Mackinac Island this summer, she didn’t know what to expect. More...

Historic Stables Will Be Open for Touring During Festival

To get a fuller understanding of the unique presence of horses here, visitors can look into the past by touring a local stable. More...

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