August 11, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Owners Do Not Favor Districts

Survey Cards Reveal Most Disapprove, But Some Want, Historic Districts

Survey cards sent to property owners by the Historic District Study Committee show that more property owners are against forming the historic districts, both in the Market and Main Street District and in the West End Downtown District. More...

News

Lean Design Presented at Mackinac Island

Business leaders from various corporations will gather at the annual Lean Design Excellence Summit Tuesday, August 14, through Thursday, August 16, at Grand Hotel.  More...

City Council Seeks Letters Of Interest For Vacant Council Seat

Residents interested in serving on the Mackinac Island City Council can submit a letter of intent to the city clerk by Wednesday, August 15, at 5 p.m.  More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 8, Star Crane placed first, Leo Sherwood placed second, and Janet Stingel placed third.   More...

Breaking News - 8/10/2012 9:39 AM

Guns and Hoses Game Is Sunday - Free Access

Firemen, Police To Face Off on Softball Diamond

The Mackinac Island Fire Department and Police Department will compete in the 11th annual Guns and Hoses softball game Sunday, August 12, at Great Turtle Park at 6 p.m. More...

Antique Carriages To Shine in Parade Friday

As part of the Festival of the Horse, a Mackinac Island Carriage and Saddle Horse Parade is planned for Friday, August 10, at 7 p.m. The parade will proceed from the east end of town along Main Street. More...

County Voters Nix Enhancement Millage

Select Spencer for Prosecutor, Strait for Sheriff

Mackinac County voters soundly defeated a so-called economic enhancement millage in the Tuesday, August 7, primary election, and narrowly elected Stuart Spencer over incumbent Fred Feleppa in the Republican run-off for prosecuting attorney. More...

Cruising the Shoreline, Island Style

Families cruise around Mackinac Island State Park near the shoreline Wednesday, August 8. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Benishek-McDowell U.S. House Race Called ‘Toss-Up’

With the general election about upon us, Michigan’s most competitive congressional contest appears to be in the sprawling 1st District, where freshman Representative Dan Benishek (R-Crystal Falls) faces a rematch with ex-state representative Ga More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: When Surgery Is the Correct Option

Spinal stenosis in the lumbar area - the lower back – affects more than 400,000 people in the United States older than age 60. This condition is owing to narrowing of the spinal canal, leading to pressure on the spinal cord and spinal nerves. More...

Horse Tales

Summer Stirs Memories of Horseback Days for Mackinac Island Children

“She used to whisper to them to tell them how much she loved them, “her old friends.” She loved the island and the island trees; she loved the wild larches, the tall spires of the spruces bossed with lighter green, the gray pines, a More...

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