July 14, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Fort Mackinac To Relive Attack

‘It’s Going To Be Loud’ As British Capture Fort

Tuesday, July 17, will see a group of more than 50 costumed interpreters staging a reenactment of the capture of Fort Mackinac from the United States of America by the British army and its Native American allies during the opening moments of the War More...

Special Opera Performance Coming To Mackinac Island

Giuliano Zuccato, Grand Hotel Host ‘A Musical Journey Back in Time’

Giuliano Zuccato has been coming to Grand Hotel every year since 1958. This year, as Mr. More...

Round the Island Race Is Set for July 18

Mackinac Island Yacht Club’s fifth annual Round the Island Yacht Race is scheduled for Wednesday, July 18, at 1 p.m. The scenic course will start near the east breakwater and continue around the Island. More...

MacMan Challenge, A ‘Navigator’s Race,’ Begins From Island July 19

In between the two largest yacht races of the year, the 9th annual MacMan Challenge starts on Mackinac Island Thursday, July 19, leaving Mackinac Island harbor at 11 a.m. and heading to Manitoulin Island in Ontario. More...

Mackinac Island City Council Offers Tribute To Grand Hotel on Anniversary

The following resolution was adopted by the Mackinac Island City Council Wednesday, July 11, as a tribute to Grand Hotel on its 125th anniversary.   125 Year Resolution of Appreciation  More...

City Council Turns Down Extra Signs For Yacht Races

A request from the Bayview Yacht Club to display directional signs around the city at various locations was turned down Wednesday, July 11, by the Mackinac Island City Council. More...

Mackinac Island’s Sarah Spitzer In American Solar Challenge

Sarah Spitzer is head navigator for the University of Michigan Solar Car team during the longest solar car race in the United States. More...

Coping With Childhood Trauma Is Subject of Talk at Little Stone

Author Lin Sheppard will review her book, “Brave Bart,” at Little Stone Church Sunday, July 15, at 4 p.m. More...

Wawashkamo Golf Club Members Celebrate 2012 Season

Left: Wawashkamo Golf Club Board of Directors: (from left) Ron Dufina, Lorna Straus, Rusty Preston, Todd Callewaert, Russ Sager, Brian Dunnigan, Jim Reitman, Gary Cousino, Steve Rilenge, and PGA Golf More...

125-foot Birthday Cake Unveiled on Grand Hotel Porch

Grand Hotel President R. Dan Musser III cuts the first piece of Grand Hotel’s birthday cake in a celebration open to all hotel guests Tuesday, July 10, on the porch. More...

Grand Hotel Poetry Course To Feature Thoreau, Rilke

Poet and Mackinac Island summer resident Jim Lenfestey will host a weekly summer poetry course at Grand Hotel. Each week, he will feature the work of a different prominent poet. More...

Obituaries

Dennis Brodeur

Dennis H. Brodeur, 91, of Mackinac Island, was a longtime businessman who served on the city council and was active in civic organizations. Mr. More...

Dave ‘Tonto’ Johnson

Dave “Tonto” Johnson, 55, of Mackinac Island, passed away late Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at his home, surrounded by friends and family after a lingering bout with cancer.  He was born October 18, 1956, in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, to J More...

William ‘Roger’ Springate, III

William “Roger” Springate, III, son of Marie Josephine Funk Springate and William Roger Springate, Jr. More...

Dan Musser III Shares Ideas for Future of Grand Hotel

On the edge of Dan Musser’s desk is a collection of drawings, ideas committed to paper by the hotel architects, illustrating ideas that may become part of Grand Hotel’s future. More...

Bayview Sailors Set Out for Mackinac

The first of the Mackinac Island yacht race classics will get underway from Port Huron Saturday, July 14, with the first of 233 sailboats expected to arrive Monday, July 16, depending on the winds. More...

Coast Guard: Drinking, Boating Not Tolerated

Boating under the influence of alcohol is illegal, the Coast Guard reminds boaters. More...

For the Record

The article on Grand Hotel vintage Base Ball from the June 30 issue misidentified a hurler as Chris Bauer. This was actually Eugene Dagen of the Douglas Dutchers.   More...

Bayview Is First on Yacht Race Schedule

The Bell’s Bayview Mackinac yacht race, formerly known as the Port Huron to Mackinac, begins Saturday, July 14, and ends Tuesday, July 17. Winning boats are expected to appear in the harbor by late Sunday, July 15. More...

Historic Sloop Bernida Will Join Race To Mackinac Island

The victorious sloop Bernida, which once disappeared from sight and memory, will return to sailing competition this week in the Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island yacht race, a race it won 87 years ago. More...

St. Ignace Event To Show Off Antique Snowmobiles

Mackinac Island Winter Transportation Mode To Be on Display

The 7th annual Vintage National Championship Snowmobile Show will draw snow machine enthusiasts to St. Ignace from across the nation Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14. More...

Interest Growing in Restoring Mackinac Island’s Statue of Liberty Replica

Local interest to help restore the Statue of Liberty replica at Mackinac Island State Harbor is beginning to grow. More...

Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 11, Nancy Keogh placed first and Toots Gillespie and Nicki Krzykowski tied for second place.   More...

Annual Horse Show Is August 5

The 42nd annual Mackinac Island Horse Show has been scheduled for Sunday, August 5, at the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center. More...

‘Ghastly Mackinac’ Reveals the Darker Side of Fort History

The evening of Saturday, July 7, after the rest of Mackinac State Historic Parks had closed to the general public, a small group made their way up the steep entrance ramp to Fort Mackinac for a special, darker brand of history tour. More...

Arts Council To Host Workshops, Performance

Mackinac Island Arts Council will host two workshops and a performance in the coming week. The public is welcome at these activities. More...

Art Walk Events Planned During Yacht Races

Two Market Street Art Walk events are scheduled to coincide with the upcoming yacht races. For Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, participating galleries will be open Sunday, July 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Lookiing Back

125 YEARS AGO  The (Cheboygan) Democrat  Thursday, June 23 1887  More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Snyder: Creagh ‘Natural Choice’ To Lead DNR

Every once in a while in the life of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and its predecessor agency, Michigan gets a superb director who admirably serves the resources and citizens of both peninsulas.  So it was in 1964 when Ralph A. More...

Nature Notes

Summer on Mackinac Island Is Alive With Wild Butterflies

Brown and furry Caterpillar in a hurry Take you walk To the shady leaf, or stalk, or what not, Which may be the chosen spot. No toad spy you, Hovering bird of prey pass by you; Spin and die, To live again a butterfly. By Christina Rossetti   More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Who Cares For the Caregiver When Family, Friends Choose To Help?

More and more Americans with chronic illnesses are being cared for in the home. Families are reluctant to delegate care of their loved ones to nursing homes and chronic health care facilities. More...

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