August 23, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Sweet Treat Is Focus of Mackinac Island Festival

The Mackinac Island Fudge Festival, a two-day event celebrating the Island’s favorite treat, will be Friday, August 23, and Saturday, August 24. More...

News

Two New Teachers, One Aide, Approved by School Board

The Mackinac Public School Board approved the hiring of two new teachers and one aide at its meeting, Thursday, August 15.  Chelsea Berkshire was approved for the pre-school, kindergarten, and PACE teacher position. More...

Labor Day Weekend Race Honors Former Commodore

Regatta Winner To Get Kiener Cup

To honor the late club commodore Andy Kiener, this year’s Horn’s Bar Labor Day Regatta first in fleet will receive the “Andy Kiener Cup.”  The annual race around Mackinac Island is Saturday, August 31.  More...

Cawthorne Explains Process, Will Investigate Transportation Authority

At the first meeting of the city’s newly-created Legal Committee Thursday, August 15, members listened as attorney Dennis Cawthorne explained his plan of action for the legal effort investigating the possible acquisition of the Coal Dock and Ar More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Early Legislative Stirrings in Both Peninsulas

Long before the 2014 election, there are now interesting stirrings in the only two districts of the legislature that include counties in both of Michigan’s peninsulas.  More...

A Look at History

Selma Dufina Was Among Island’s Fudge Makers at Her Own Shop

The 2013 Mackinac Island Fudge Festival will be Friday, August 23, and Saturday, August 24. For this writer, thinking about fudge reminds me of the kindly face of longtime Mackinac Islander Selma Dufina. More...

Nature Notes

If Ingested, Hoary Alyssum Can Cause Health Problems for Horses

When most people hear the word alyssum, they think of sweet alyssum (Lobularia martinima) a low-growing garden plant (six inches or less), an annual that seeds in from year to year. More...

Island Medical Center to Benefit From Auction Sunday

Mackinac Island Medical Center provides medical care year-around to residents and visitors, treating about 25 patients a day in the summer season. More...

City Chooses Arnold Transit for Contract

Arnold Transit Company was awarded a five-year winter ferry service contract Wednesday, August 21, by unanimous vote of the Mackinac Island City Council. More...

Obituaries

Mabel Armstrong

Mabel (nee Breuckman) Armstrong, 95, of Walled Lake, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Crossville, Tennessee.  She was born to Frank and Mabel (nee Metivier) Breuckman May 9, 1918, on Mackinac Island and grew up in the home now known as th More...

Richard Smith, Sr.

Richard Marvin Smith, Sr., 76, of St. Ignace, passed away Wednesday evening, August 14, 2013, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey.  He was born May 19, 1937, in Sault Ste. Marie, to Marvin Sr. More...

David Bazinaw

David W. Bazinaw, 51, of Sault Ste. Marie, passed away early Sunday morning, August 18, 2013, at his home. He grew up on Mackinac Island.  Arrangements are incomplete, and are being made by Dodson Funeral Home of St. Ignace. More...

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