July 30, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Islanders Tell Planners What We Want

Selling horse feed and supplies on Mackinac Island, presenting local history in even more detail, and expanding recreation activities in the evening hours are among opportunities that community members identified when they attended an economic develo More...

Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis To Visit Mackinac August 7

When children’s poet J. Patrick Lewis learned he was to be the third National Children’s Poet Laureate, he felt like he had “swallowed a rainbow.”  More...

News

Windquest Finishes First In Cove Island Course, Cheekee Monkey First In

Windquest, the 86-foot-long, state-of the-art racer with sails half the size of a football field, was first to finish in the Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island race, cutting through the water at nearly 20 knots just east of the Mission Point finish line a More...

Fort Mackinac Never Sweats Take Their 2-3 Loss Like Gentlemen

Even though a 2-3 loss was disappointing for the Fort Mackinac Never Sweats vintage base ball team, the players handled it like gentlemen, just as those who played in the 1860s would have.  More...

Michigan Cities Find Names on Bags by Designer Jenna Kator

From the automotive world to the fashion industry, Michigan native Jenna Kator has successfully transitioned into her new career as a handbag designer, and her Michigan-themed purses and clutches are being featured at Little Luxuries of Mackinac on M More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 27, Nicki Krzykowski placed first, Toots Gillespie placed second, and Lois Largo placed third.   More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Hoekstra Now in U.S. Senate Mix

In 2010, retiring nine-term U.S. More...

A Look at History

Giant’s Stairway on Eastern Shore Is One of Mackinac’s ‘Lost Sights’

Giant’s Stairway   More...

HORSE TALES

Dutch Harness Horses Add Twist To Coaching Families on Island

Two teams of Dutch Harness Horses have come to Mackinac Island this summer, adding a new twist to the families of coaching horses that live here for the season. More...

Ferry Franchise Fees Earn City $228,500 Through June

City Contributes $25,000 to Radio Ad Campaign

The Mackinac Island ferry franchise brought in more than $228,500 in revenue to the city in the first three months under the new 7% fee, and the city council, meeting Wednesday, July 27, voted to spend $25,000 of it on a fall advertising campaign. More...

Kids Donate Lemonade Profits to Community

Maddie Mitchell (right), Jack Whittemore, and Lucy Whittemore raised money by selling lemonade and snow cones at both the Chicago-to-Mackinac and Port Huron-to- Mackinac yacht races. More...

Record Numbers of Tourists Visit Straits

Tourism revenues were down in May, picked up later in June, and are doing better than average in July.  That seems to be nearly everyone’s story this summer, and nearly everyone seems to be holding the weather accountable.  More...

People

Ellyzabeth Hannah Jean Visnaw

John and Rebekah Visnaw of St. Ignace announce the birth of a daughter, Ellyzabeth “Elly” Hannah Jean Visnaw, born Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Thomas Carter Tresize

Andrew and Mary Tresize of Indianapolis, Indiana, announce the birth of their son, Thomas Carter Tresize, born Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Indiana University Health North Hospital in Carmel, Indiana.  He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces at birth and m More...

Radecki Spells Out Creative Proposal To Walsh

Steve “Vic” Radecki proposed to Lauren Walsh in October, 2010, by spelling out “Marry Me” in rocks in the water directly beneath Sunset Rock on Mackinac Island.  More...

Opinions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  I have found the ongoing story about the City of Mackinac Island and the various ferry lines very interesting. However, I wonder if all facts are being presented to the public.  More...

Looking Back

Lookiing

The following accounts of the yacht races were reported in The Republican-News of St. Ignace Saturday, July 25, 1931.  Accident  More...

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