August 20, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

News

Local Business Concerns On Table As Governor Snyder Visits St. Ignace

Spending $25 million to promote the state through Pure Michigan and then cutting hours at Michigan Welcome Centers doesn’t make sense, Governor Rick Snyder acknowledges, and he promised to look further into this issue after he learned of it dur More...

Governor Attends Transfer of Museum Ship

State officials visited Mackinaw City Saturday, August 13, for the transfer of ownership of the decommissioned Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw to the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum. More...

Permits Approved

Mackinac Island City Council approved three temporary motor vehicle permits during its meeting Wednesday, August 10. More...

Obituaries

Virginia Alexander

Virginia J. Alexander, 89, of Mackinaw City, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2011, at her home, surrounded by her family.  More...

Opinions

Voting For Budget Control

Last week, I cast my toughest vote since becoming a member of Congress in January. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

GOP Senate Leader Touts Up North Agenda

Of all the leaders of the three GOP-ruled branches that run state government, none lives farther from northern Michigan than Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville of Monroe, just above the Ohio border. More...

Nature Notes

Pop Goes the Weasel: River Otter, Mink, American Marten Spotted on Island

Over the last few weeks I’ve had calls or conversations with a number of local people about different weasels they’ve seen. More...

HORSE TALES

Shelbie Mosley Makes Driving for Grand Hotel A Family Affair

Sitting high on a deep burgundy omnibus is a blue-eyed young lady with dimples in her quick smile. She is uniformed with a black top hat, a proper lap-driving carriage skirt, a bright white shirt, black tie, and boots. More...

Anaerobic Digester Plan Now Off the Table for Island

An anaerobic digester will not be built on Mackinac Island. More...

Equestrians Show Skills

For Island Riders, Summer Horse Show Is All About Fun

For Kate Dupre and many of the other girls and boys involved in the Mackinac Island 4-H Club, riding horses has never been about the competition.  “I don’t do it, really, to compete. It’s just fun,” she said.  More...

People

Local Artists Known as ‘the Mackinac 7’ Show Work at Library

Island residents who have been painting together since the early 1990s gathered their work together for an exhibit at the Mackinac Island Public Library, and hosted an opening reception Friday, August 5, in a show that will run until the end of Augus More...

Glenn Seven Allen Brings Broadway To Mackinac with WWII Songbook

Glenn Seven Allen has performed in front of thousands of people in many famous cities, but the Mackinac Island community continues to be his favorite audience.  “I love the Island a lot, and the people, as well,” he said. More...

Janet Bell Fulfills Childhood Dream by Judging Air Race

While she was hesitant at first, a childhood dream came true for West Bluff cottager Janet Bell when she learned to fly airplanes.  More...

Sports

Mark Gallagher Golf Outing Has Most Successful Year

Even through an afternoon of torrential downpour, members of the Mackinac Island community and guests came together Saturday, August 13, at Wawashkamo Golf Course on British Landing Road to play golf and raise money for the Mark Gallagher Scholarship More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 17, Toots Gillespie placed first, Jean Allen placed second, and Nicki Krzykowski placed third.   More...

Letters

Use Ferry Revenues To Clean Streets

To the Editor:  The head count money the boat lines are charged by the City of Mackinac Island is outrageous. Now the city doesn’t know what to do with the money.  More...

Come To the Aid of Mackinac Island

To the Editor:  More...

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