August 2, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Interpreters Change to 1814 Roles

Soldiers dressed in War of 1812-era garb will fill Fort Mackinac all weekend, during the continuing commemoration of the 1814 battle on Mackinac Island during its bicentennial. More...

News

Wilson Reveals Details of 1814 Naval Expedition to Recapture Island

The 1814 American Naval expedition to recapture Mackinac Island from the British was fraught with internal conflict and hesitation. More...

Mackinac 7 Artists to Present Mackinac Inspired Artworks

Paintings in a variety of styles, media, and subjects by a group of friends calling themselves Mackinac 7 will be featured in the August art show at Mackinac Island Public Library. More...

CPR and AED Training Classes to Be Offered

CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training classes will be offered Tuesday, August 12, in the basement of the Lilac Tree Hotel at three time periods, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. More...

Looking Back

LOOKING BACK

100 YEARS AGO The St. Ignace Enterprise Thursday, July 30, 1914 From Mackinac Island: Two young men who looked as though they had recently come off the farm and who arrived at the Island Tuesday at once entered upon a career of crime More...

Primary Election Results - Free Access

Primary election results for Mackinac County can be found by clicking on the underlined link. This is the official, canvassed report. While included above, Mackinac Island votes are posted separately here. More...

Tree That Saw 1814 Battle to Be Preserved

On the side of Holmes Hill near the 6th hole at Wawashkamo Golf Course, the large stump and main trunk of an old northern red oak lie dead. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Finance Filings Raise Campaign Issues

Money – who has it in abundance and uses it most effectively – almost always is a major factor in political campaigns. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Smoking and Your Health: Nicotine Addiction Is Treatable

There was a time, long ago, when smoking was considered stylish, fashionable, and socially de rigueur. Cigarettes made regular props in the movies, where actors lit up one after another. More...

A Look at History

200 Years in the Making: The Battle of Mackinac Island, 1814 and 2014

On the afternoon of August 4, 1814, after more than a week of shipboard probing, reconnaissance operations, and gunfire, U.S. More...

Letters

Silver Birches Should Be Restored as Lodging Facility

To the Editor: Please allow me to express my comments and concerns regarding the requested conditional zoning by the ownership of Silver Birches. In the coffee-table book authored by Stites and Sterling, published in 2001, More...

Plan Saves Six Historic Buildings

To the Editor:   I am writing in regard to the rezoning of the Silver Birches property from “residential” (R1) to “conditional.” I am an Island resident and property owner and have attended nearly all of the planning comm More...

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