August 30, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

News

Festival Offers Golden Tickets Inside Boxes of Island Fudge

From lilacs, to horses, to fudge, summertime events and festivals celebrate the many aspects of the Mackinac Island experience. More...

Surgical Unit, Medical Offices to Be Added at St. Ignace Hospital

A surgical unit and medical offices will enhance the services of Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace in the coming year through two loans totaling $5 million from United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development.  More...

St. Ignace Art Fair Is This Weekend

The 36th annual Arts Dockside will offer crafts and art for people to browse in St. Ignace during Labor Day weekend. Show hours will be Saturday, August 31, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the St. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Sporty Snyder Dives Historic Shipwreck

What politician doesn’t relish making a splash before cameras?  Governor Rick Snyder did just that, literally, last week in a wetsuit as he plunged into Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Lake Huron off Alpena to promote viewing of More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The summer weather continues. This past weekend, folks enjoyed all the festivities of the Fudge Festival. One of the most interesting and fascinating events was the kite ascension on Windermere Point. Ben Nye put on a great show to music. More...

Nature Notes

Several Hawks and Eagles Sighted on Mackinac Island Lately

Last week should have been named the “week of hawks and eagles,” for there were so many sightings of these birds of prey. More...

Community Auction Raises $85K for Medical Center

In a night filled with food, conversation, and excitement, the Mackinac Island Medical Center community auction raised $85,000 Sunday, August 25. More...

Jazz Festival Begins Friday at Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Festival Weekend is Friday, August 30, through Sunday, September 1.  More...

Obituaries

David Bazinaw

David W. Bazinaw, 51, of Sault Ste. Marie, passed away early Sunday morning, August 18, 2013, at his home.  He was born August 1, 1962, in Petoskey, to James and Helen (nee St. Onge) Bazinaw of Mackinac Island.  Mr. More...

Dale Raycraft

Dale Raycraft, 81, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013, at the Cartwright Hospice Residence in Saginaw.  He was born June 18, 1932, in Saginaw, to Harlow and Mabel (nee Bilsby) Raycraft.  Mr. More...

Sports

MACKINAC ISLAND LAKERS

Volleyball Schedule

September 6 Paradise (7:30 p.m.) 7 Paradise (8:30 a.m.) 10 Maplewood Baptist (2 p.m.) 13 at Grand Marais vs. Munising Baptist (7:30 p.m.) 20 Hannahville (7:30 p.m.) 21 Hannahville (10:30 a.m.) 24 Muni More...

MACKINAC ISLAND LAKERS

September 6 Paradise (5 p.m.) 7 Paradise (10:30 a.m.) 13 at Grand Marais (5 p.m.) 14 at Grand Marais (9 a.m.) 20 Hannahville (5:30 p.m.) 21 Hannahville (10:30 a.m.) 24 Munising Baptist (2 p.m.) More...

Looking Back

Lookiing Back

80 YEARS AGO

The Republican-News and St. Ignace Enterprise  Thursday, August 31, 1933 Historic Block House Burns   More...

Letters

Island’s Lady Liberty Restoration Project Still Seeks $21,000+ in Donations

To the Editor:  More...

Our People Are What Makes Mackinac Island So Special

To the Editor:  We often are asked, “What is special about Mackinac Island?” Or, “What do you especially value about living year-around on Mackinac?”  More...

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