April 13, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

State Harbor To Receive State Dredging Aid

Mackinac Island State Harbor is one of 58 waterways around the state that will receive muchneeded emergency funding to dredge marinas in the coming months. More...

News

New Executive Chef, Housekeeper, Sales Manager at Island House

A new executive chef, sales director, and executive housekeeper will be working at the Island House Hotel when it opens Friday, May 3, the hotel’s president, Todd Callewaert, has announced.  More...

City Remembers Armin Porter; Finkel Named to HDC

City alderman Armin Porter was honored with a moment of silence to begin the Mackinac Island City Council meeting Wednesday, April 3. Mr. Porter had served the city until his passing Sunday, March 31. He had one year left in his term. More...

After 59 Years, Dale Gallagher Receives Honorable Discharge

After 59 years of waiting, Dale Gallagher received his honorable discharge certificate from the United States Army February 20. His service to the United States Army ended in 1954.  More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Camp, Rogers Have Major Roles on Major Issues

Two veteran Michigan congressmen in the GOP-ruled House have major roles on top front-burner financial and security issues currently facing the nation.  More...

Horse Tales

Mackinac Island’s Belgian, Percheron Horses Have Many Overseas Cousins

By the end of April, dozens of working draft horses will have returned to Mackinac Island. Throughout America, Mackinac Island can boast that it has one of the largest congregations of working draft horses in harness. More...

A Look at History

Ribbons of Land Are Features of Straits of Mackinac Real Estate Titles

The current issue of the bimonthly periodical Michigan History features an article by our neighbor, Brian Leigh Dunnigan. More...

Breaking News - 5/7/2013 9:43 PM

City Election - Free Access

Doud, Hoppenrath, Redman Win Seats

Mackinac Island City ElectionTuesday, May 7, 3013Mayor* Margaret Doud 207Ben Horn 144Council (top 2 elected)* Kay Hoppenrath 211* Dominic Redman 203Richard Lind 130Sam Barnwell 104Uncontested More...

Longtime Grand Hotel Owner R. Daniel Musser Dies at 80 - Free Access

Grand Hotel Chairman Emeritus R. D. (Dan) Musser, Jr., under whose guidance the iconic hotel doubled both its size and the length of its season and achieved world class status, passed away Saturday in Lansing.  He was 80. More...

Community, City of Mackinac Island Earn Awards for Historic Districts

Community collaboration and the City of Mackinac Island’s involvement in educating citizens during the efforts to establish historic districts earned Mackinac Island two awards from the Michigan Historic Preservation Network. More...

Developers Claim Hardship

Main Dock Inn developer Melanie Libby and co-owner Ira Green have applied to proceed with their proposed hotel development in the Market and Main Historic District, claiming financial hardship if they do not. More...

Obituaries

William ‘Bill’ Gough

William “Bill” Irvin Gough, 72, of Cedarville and Mackinac Island, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. More...

Grace Johnson

Grace E. Johnson, who spent many summers at the Harold Warp Cottage on Mackinac Island’s West Bluff, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights, Illinois. She was 96.  More...

Armin Porter

Armin William Porter of Mackinac Island was a staunch supporter and volunteer of the close-knit Island community he enjoyed so much, serving on the city council and fire department, among other civic contributions. Mr. More...

Letters

Licenses Should Be Discussed in Public

To the Editor:  More...

Some Agree, Changes Do Not Benefit Island

To The Editor:  I applaud David Mickow from West Virginia [Letters, “Changes Are Not for the Good of Island,” February 8, 2013].  In the past I’ve written about the changes on Mackinac Island regarding overcrowding in some More...

Celebration on Island

To the Editor:  We’ve enjoyed the Island on our last several anniversaries. This year we will celebrate our 40th, and our reservations are made. See you then.  Ron and Sue Pence  South Whitley, Indiana   More...

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