August 27, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Research Dive Team Returns

In a quest to find a sunken forest in the Straits of Mackinac, divers will return to explore the western side of Mackinac Island in September. More...

News

Firehall Roof To Be Fixed

Steps to inspect and repair the roof of the Mackinac Island Firehall roof have begun after the Building and Grounds Committee met Wednesday, August 17, with city building inspector Dennis Dombroski. Mr. More...

For the Record

In the article “Equestrians Show Skills: For Island Riders, Summer Horse Show Is All About Fun” (August 20, 2011) Diana Dupre is mistakenly identified as Kate Dupre.   More...

Island To Remain on Watch List Until Districts Are Established

Preservation Education Efforts Aren’t Enough To Change Status, Federal Department Says

The status of Mackinac Island’s National Historic Landmark designation will remain in jeopardy until the city establishes downtown local historic districts, say U.S. Department of the Interior officials.  More...

Obituaries

Robert Bynoe II

Robert H. Bynoe II, 43, of Mackinac Island, died unexpectedly Saturday, August 20, 2011, at his store in Mackinaw City.  He was born December 17, 1967, in Southfield to Robert H. and Judith Ann (nee Dufina) Bynoe.  More...

Frederick Dykstra

Frederick J. Dykstra, 54, of St. Ignace died unexpectedly Friday morning, August 19, 2011, at his home on Rabbits Back Road in St. Ignace Township.  He was born February 6, 1957, in St. Ignace to Kenneth and Merle (nee Wilkins) Dykstra.  More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Snyder Expected To Endorse Hoekstra

In the endorsement derby for the 2012 GOP nomination to oppose two-term Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow, former nine-term U.S. Representative Pete Hoekstra has a substantial lead over a field of relative unknowns. His best is yet to come.  More...

Appearances Can Be Deceiving: A Story of A Horse Named Atty

HORSE TA ES

Lin and Dave Sheppard own a mare named Atty. The mare lives with them at British Landing, on the western shores of Mackinac Island. The horse shares barn and corral space with their other mare, Diamond. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

We received a heavy rain Sunday, August 21, with a mixture of hail. Days continue to be busy, with many tourists visiting our beautiful Island. People come from all over the United States and the world to experience the magic of Mackinac. More...

Airport Work To Impact Communities

Improved Runway Safety Will Be Worth Inconvenience To Residents, Layoffs for Pilots, Planners Say

Pilot layoffs are anticipated as the three-month closure of the Mackinac Island Airport nears. The $4.3 million project calls for a complete rebuilding of the runway and major patching and filling of the limestone fissures under it. More...

School, Parents Eye Grade Merger

A change to the Mackinac Island Public School teaching plan that will put two teachers and an aide in charge of all students in grades two through seven was challenged by parents at the board of education meeting Thursday, August 18.  More...

People

Student Kyra Kolatski Shares Highlights of European Adventure

Ninth grade student Kyra Kolatski, 14, said she has dreams of moving to the big city when she is graduated from high school, following her three-week “European Odyssey.” During the month of July, Kyra spent three weeks in Greece, Italy, a More...

Williams Family Hosts Mackinac Island Reunion

Couple Makes 70th Visit

After first visiting Mackinac Island as a couple in 1964, Bob and Patty Williams have expanded their annual visits to two or three times a year since then, and Monday, August 1, through Thursday, August 4 marked their 70th visit. More...

Sports

Firefighters Reclaim Winning Streak in 32-8 ‘Guns and Hoses’ Game

The Mackinac Island Fire Department swept the Police Department in this year’s annual Guns and Hoses softball tournament, beating them 32-8 in nine innings Sunday, August 21. More...

Yacht Club To Host Horn’s Bar Labor Day Regatta

The Horn’s Bar Labor Day Regatta Around the Island Race will be Saturday, September 3, at 2:15 p.m. There will be a skippers’ meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Mackinac Island Yacht Club. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 24, Nicki Krzykowski placed first, Nancy Keogh placed second, and Jean Allen placed third.   More...

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