August 18, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Michigan Cities Point Out Ways Historic Districts Are Beneficial

Property owners and the community benefit from historic districts, even though the process of establishing them can alarm businesses, say officials in a number of Michigan cities who have historic districts. More...

News

Economic Enhancement Millage Unlikely To Be On November Ballot

The countywide economic enhancement millage that would have levied 0.25 mill for three consecutive years, collecting funds for townships and cities to use toward economic enhancement projects, is not likely to reappear on November’s ballot, sai More...

Little Luxuries Holds Fundraiser For Students

Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island is accepting school supplies to be donated in the fall to Mackinac Island Public School. More...

New Wastewater Equipment Headed for Island for Fall Installation

All newly installed components have been successfully pressure tested and buried beneath the ground and beneath the new building at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is undergoing renovation this year. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Snyder Rallies Auto States

Once again, a Michigan governor his stepped forward to rally states on behalf of the auto industry.  In the 1970s, Democratic U.S. Representative James J. More...

Nature Notes

Beaver, Mink Make Frequent Appearances on Mackinac Island

A few weeks ago I received a call from a friend who had been bicycling into town along M- 185 on the east side of the Island. It was between 7 p.m. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Mackinac has been busy, with many visitors taking advantage of the beautiful weather. The clouds resembled big clumps of whipped cream, with the blue sky in the background. More...

Businesses Credit ‘Pure Michigan’ With Influx of Tourists

Travel and Commerce Are Brisk on Island This Summer

Mackinac Island businesses have reported an improved economic climate this season, and many report significantly larger numbers of out-of-state visitors.  More...

Demolition Proposed for Haunted Theatre, Velvet Candy Shop

A proposal to knock down two downtown buildings to make room for an expansion of the Lilac Tree Hotel was tabled by the Mackinac Island Planning Commission Tuesday, August 14, which is reviewing whether the hotel can use the roof for guests, and othe More...

Obituaries

Zachary Warner

Zachary Warner, 25, worked in the Mackinac Island hospitality industry following his graduation from Oberlin College. He passed away on Mackinac Island Saturday, August 11, 2012.  More...

Linda Padgett

Linda Cooper Padgett, 71, of Northville, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012, in Dearborn.  She was born July 25, 1941, in Kalamazoo to William and Doris (nee Curkendall) Cooper.  More...

Norton Goodwin

Norton Goodwin, 96, of Chicago, Illinois, died of natural causes Sunday, August 5, 2012, in Morrisville, Vermont, surrounded by his family and loved ones.  He was born in Chicago April 1, 1916, to Clarence and Augusta Goodwin.  Mr. More...

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