May 19, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Sunshine Lacking in Supreme Court Races

Michigan has no greater current blot on state government than anonymous campaign contributions that give big money interests too much influence with too little transparency in all three branches, especially of late on the Supreme Court.  It&rsqu More...

Kay Hoppenrath Retires From Medical Center After 32 Years

After 32 years of filling out registration forms, tracking medical records, helping with fundraising, and working the front desk for the Mackinac Island Medical Center, Kay Hoppenrath decided it’s time to retire. More...

New Exhibits Highlight Season Opening of Manoogian Museum

Gardiner Photographs, Grand Hotel History on Display at Art Museum

Friday, May 11, marked the first day of operation for the 2012 season at the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, and with the new season comes a new set of exhibits.  More...

MIRD 2013 Seasons Of Mackinac Is Now Available For Sale

The 2013 Seasons of Mackinac calendar, distributed by the Mackinac Island Recreational Development, is available for sale at $10 each.  More...

Cunningham Joins State Historical Commission

Margaret “Mimi” Cunningham, vice president of Grand Hotel and a Mackinac Island seasonal resident, was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder Monday, May 14, to the Michigan Historical Commission. More...

Lookiing Back

125 YEARS AGO  The St. Ignace News  Tuesday, May 17, 1887  Mackinac Island Notes  More...

Obituaries

Stanley Green

Stanley N. Green, 71, of Mackinac Island, died Thursday morning, May 10, 2012, at Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace. More...

Editorials

HORSE TA

Legends and Lore: The Bloody Shouldered Horse and Others

ES   Have you ever heard of the legend of the bloody shouldered horse? How about horses marked by a prophet’s thumb? Chances are, if you love Arabian horses, you may have. More...

A Look at History

Market Street’s Largest Building Constructed Pre-War of 1812

Community Hall   More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

observer, who hears the heavy snoring or long pauses in breathing during the sleep period. Even if you don’t wake up during these episodes, you may notice daytime sleepiness, falling asleep during driving, while working, or even talking. More...

Island Could Become Equestrian Destination

Request for Stallion Visit Withdrawn, But New Idea Presented To City by Horsemen’s Association

The Horsemen’s Association withdrew its permit request for the Tempel Lipizzans to visit Mackinac Island for the Festival of the Horse in August, and presented an idea to the Mackinac Island City Council to market the Island as a prime location More...

Church Windows Nearly Finished

Windows To Be Blessed by Bishop May 26

Installation of the stained glass windows at Ste. More...

Dirty Pony Wash Scheduled for May 20

A Dirty Pony Wash sponsored by the Mackinac Horsemen’s Association will be Sunday, May 20, at 3 p.m. at the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center. All are welcome to attend and should wear appropriate clothing for washing horses. More...

Council of Knights To Gather on Island

112th Annual Conference To Begin Tuesday

The Michigan State Council of Knights of Columbus will celebrate the 112th Annual Summer Conference Tuesday, May 22, through Sunday, May 27, at Grand Hotel. The fraternity has a long history with Grand Hotel and its owners, the Musser family.  More...

City Bike Auction Will Be Sunday

The annual Mackinac Island Bicycle Auction, hosted by the City of Mackinac Island, is scheduled for Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m.  Bicycles will be on display for inspection around noon behind the Stuart House, where the auction will take place. More...

Mackinac Island School Partners with Grand Marais For Prom

Mackinac Island students in grades eight through 12 celebrated prom Saturday, May 12, at the Community Hall. Horsedrawn carriages arrived at 7 p.m. More...

Services Begin Sunday At Little Stone Church

Little Stone Church will begin the 2012 season with services this Sunday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m. Karen Hughes will be the featured soloist, with returning organist Rachel Risling entering her ninth year at Little Stone Church. Dr. More...

Sleep Apnea, An Unhealthy Problem

All human beings require adequate sleep to maintain normal daily functioning and physical and mental health. It used to be thought, years ago, that sleep was a passive, dormant daily activity. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

do to help northern Michigan small businesses—the backbone of our economy.”  More...

Nature Notes

Midges Are Harmless, Annoying - And Plentiful This Season

If you’ve been around the Island or by the docks in St. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Mother’s Day was absolutely beautiful, with mild temperatures and sunny skies. Folks enjoyed the weekend at Grand Hotel, which included the famous Grand buffet. More...

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