July 28, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Infinite Diversion First To Finish

Sails Across the Line With Chicago Commodore Aboard

Two-year Chicago Yacht Club Commodore Joe Haas, his 12- person crew, and his boat, Infinite Diversion, were the first to cross the finish line at Windermere Point in the 104th annual Race to Mackinac. More...

Glenn Seven Allen To Present ‘A Sinatra Songbook’ at Grand Hotel

Vocalist Glenn Seven Allen will join Alex Graham and the Grand Hotel Orchestra to present “A Sinatra Songbook” at Grand Hotel Theater on Mackinac Island Saturday, July 28, at 9 p.m. More...

Paint the Finish Helps Children, Adults Express Their Creativity

Children and adults expressed their creativity when they collaborated to paint the finish line of the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Monday, July 23, at Windermere Point.  More...

Countywide Millage Would Collect Funds, Return Them To Each Community

Voters in the primary election Tuesday, August 7, will decide whether to support a countywide tax levy of 0.25 mill, collected by the county and redistributed to each township or city for economic enhancement. More...

Murdick’s Fudge Commemorates 125th Anniversary

Fudge is one of Mackinac Islands iconic elements, deeply tied to its lasting appeal for visitors who travel here every year. More...

Mackinac Island To Host Two Day Volleyball Camp

Mackinac Island will host a two day volleyball camp Wednesday, August 1, and Thursday, August 2, taught by Mackinac Island graduate and Alma College head coach Sarah Dehring.  More...

2012 Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac Results

Section Winners  Beneteau 36.7  1st As You Wish, Wilmette, Illinois, John Heaton  2nd Tried & True, Glencoe, Illinois, Robert K. Foley  More...

Meyers Crew on Mirage

Brian Meyer (back, left) and his son, Logan Meyer, participated in the Chicago to Mackinac yacht race. More...

City Council Amends Bicycle Ordinance; Daniel Wightman Resigns

The Mackinac Island City Council approved an amendment to the bicycle ordinance, forgoing the city council policy to have two readings before approving or amending a new ordinance, and banning a possible bicycle taxi, or Pedicab, service. More...

Northern Michigan Tribes Gather To Celebrate Return of Remains

A small gathering of 25 people stood under a steady rainfall in a section of Ste. Anne’s Cemetery Wednesday, July 25. In silence, they reflected on the ancestral remains being returned to their home soil after more than 50 years. More...

British Capture Fort

On July 17, a force of British soldiers marched on Fort Mackinac to the martial tones of fife and bagpipe and demanded its commander, Lt. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Durant, Stabenow Make Strides In Senate Race

With about two weeks remaining before the August 7 primary, GOP Senate hopeful Clark Durant has had recent endorsement success and Democratic Senator Debbie is on a roll in fundraising and legislatively on Capitol Hill.  More...

HORSE TA ES

Stout, Solid, Stubby, and Sturdy: Pudge Lives Up To His Name

“Once you see him, you will not forget him.”  This is a horse who lives up to his name. Pudge is a very stout, sturdy, little fellow, who lives and works at Jack’s Livery Stable. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

It was a busy week with all the festivities for the Chicago Yacht Race.  More...

Chicago Yachts Fill Mackinac Island Harbor

The harbor of Mackinac Island was full again for the Chicago to Mackinac Yacht Race, hosted by the Chicago Yacht Club. More...

Historic District Study Now To Poll Owners

After reviewing 85 letters and e-mails submitted for public comment, the Mackinac Island Historic District Study Committee will survey property owners in the two proposed downtown historic districts. More...

Election Overview

Mackinac Island Voters Go To Polls Aug. 7

Some pivotal political races will be decided with the primary election in Mackinac County Tuesday, August 7. Voters will decide who will represent them and whether their taxes will benefit the community.  More...

Downtown Property Owners Divided Over Historic Districts

Downtown property owners are divided over whether the city should adopt two historic preservation districts, and the Historic District Study Committee is in the process of looking at the issue and making a recommendation to the city council and plann More...

Round the Island Race Starts Strong; Bernida Takes Top Honors

Thirteen ships competed in the Round the Island Yacht Race Wednesday, July 18, and Bernida, the first winner for the inaugural Bayview Mackinac Yacht Race in 1925, took the top honors overall with a corrected time of 1 hour, 28 minutes, and 39 second More...

J. Stuart Spencer, Fred Feleppa Are Candidates for County Prosecutor

Mackinac County Primary Election August 7

The 2012 primary election will take place Tuesday, August 7. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  J. More...

Ivan Wilde, Scott Strait Are Candidates for County Sheriff

Mackinac County Primary Election August 7

Sheriff Candidates:  Two candidates are running for one seat as county sheriff. Terms are for four years.   Ivan R. More...

Harlem Globetrotters To Perform at Public School

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters basketball entertainment team is coming to Mackinac Island Public School gymnasium for two separate basketball skill shows Tuesday, July 31, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. More...

Local Team Races From Chicago

Sailors Share Stories From the Race

With boats and crews coming from across the nation for the 104th Annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, one crew returns very close to home. More...

Marathon Reading To Honor ‘Foremost American Woman Poet’

While only a handful of her 1,789 poems saw publication during her lifetime, the works of Emily Dickinson are today revered as the writing of a visionary and gifted, if eccentric, figure in American literature. More...

American Indian Art Exhibit at Colonial Michilimackinac

A frontier art exhibit featuring works by Robert Griffing will be on display at the visitors center of Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City Saturday, July 28, and Sunday, July 29. The art exhibit will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 7 p.m.  More...

Karlawish Pens Novel Based on Fort Mackinac Doctor Beaumont

Jason Karlawish dives into the history of Dr. William Beaumont, a physician known for early research on the human digestive system, in his historical novel, “Open Wound.” The novel touches on Dr. More...

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