August 6, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Larry Rickley Hangs Up His Carpentry Tools

Master at Trade Leaves Stamp on Island Sites

For nearly 40 years, Larry Rickley has been behind every carpentry and renovation project at the Mackinac Island State Park. As a master carpenter, Mr. More...

News

Dinner at Iroquois Hotel Will Benefit Ste. Anne’s Window Renovation

A benefit dinner will aid the stained glass window restoration efforts at Ste. Anne’s Church Wednesday, August 17, at Carriage House at the Iroquois Hotel. Tickets cost $200. More...

Mackinaw City Discusses Details of Ferryboat Franchise Ordinance

A second set of revisions are slated for Mackinaw City’s new ferryboat franchise ordinance, following discussion at a village council workshop and comments made by Mackinac Island ferry boat operators Monday, August 1. More...

At St. Ignace, The View Changes as Historic Track Elevator Crumbles

Above: Prior to collapse, the uprights for the track elevator and Wawatam Lighthouse were prominent fixtures on the Wawatam Dock, which is adjacent to the St. Ignace City Marina. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

For Republican Governors, ‘Big D’ Is Devos Family

For Republican governors across the land, Big D in Michigan is not Detroit. It’s the Big D of GR: the DeVos family so prominent in the Grand Rapids area for economic enterprise, civic service, and politics.  More...

A Look at History

Upper Peninsula Is Deeply Rooted in American Wrought Iron History

Wrought Iron   More...

Nature Notes

A White Creeping Harebell? Not Quite, But A Close Relative

A week or so ago a friend called to tell me that she had seen a white Creeping Harebell (also known around here as a Harrison Harebell) along Cliffview Trail. Now, Creeping Harebells are almost always blue or bluish-purple, so I was very interested. More...

Mackinac Island Horses, Riders To Show Off Skills Sunday

Horses and their riders will show off their skills in a competitive format Sunday, August 7, as the Mackinac Island Horse Show rides into its 41st year.  More...

Historic Straits Landmark Collapses

A St. Ignace waterfront landmark collapsed early Wedneday morning, August 3. More...

People

Retiring Island Teacher Laura Eiseler: ‘You Could Make a Difference’

Laura Eiseler will be the only teacher to take a buy-out and retire from the Mackinac Island school district this year, it was announced at the Thursday, July 14, school board meeting.  More...

Visiting Priest Father Andrew Kurz Holds Impromptu Mass on Ste. Anne’s Feast Day

Nebraskan priest Fr. Andrew Kurz didn’t know what was ahead of him Tuesday, July 26, as he stepped into Ste. Anne’s Parish on the feast day of Ste. More...

Sports

Buzz, Talisman Take Winning Titles in Annual Yacht Race Around Mackinac Island

Mark Gurney, sailing in his boat Buzz, won Mackinac Island Yacht Club’s annual Round the Island Race in the First Monohull Division with a corrected time of 1 hour, 30 minutes, 44 seconds.  More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 3, Bev Benjamin placed first, Star Crane placed second, and Nicki Krzykowski placed third.   More...

Letters

Firsthand Account of Storm Puts Reader in the Ordeal

To the Editor:  I have just completed reading the excellent article by David Schmidt, “100 Knots off the Clock: A Sailor’s Account of the Storm,” and felt compelled to comment.  More...

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