August 9, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

1,500 Watch Spectacle of Battle of 1814

The sounds of cannons, muskets, and rifles rang out across the battlefield at Mackinac Island Monday, August 4, commemorating the bicentennial of the 1814 battle when Americans tried to recapture Fort Mackinac during the War of 1812. More...

News

Burbeck Papers Include Missing-link Plan of Fort Mackinac

Fort Mackinac has overlooked the harbor and town since 1781, the climactic year of the American Revolution. Inside its walls stand buildings of many different time periods, reflecting the military occupation of the place until 1895. More...

Woman Cyclist Tangles in Horse Reins, Leading to Fall and Injury

A woman cyclist was injured when she struck a team of horses standing in front of the Bike Barn on Main Street and fell beneath them. The handlebars of her bicycle got entangled in the reins, spooking the horses Sunday, August 3, around 4:20 p.m. More...

Tall Ship Niagara Educates Public About Historic Warfare

As part of the bicentennial commemoration of the Battle of 1814, the reconstructed U.S. brig, Niagara, spent the weekend at Mackinac Island, where its crew gave tours and taught visitors about the ship’s history.  More...

Letters

Reject the Zoning Changes

To the Editor: A grassroots group on Mackinac Island has developed a historical district in the downtown area to preserve the historical heritage of Michigan’s most iconic destination More...

Silver Birches Project Is Positive Change

To the Editor:   I am writing to express my support for the restoration, rehabilitation, and limited development of Silver Birches as is currently proposed.  More...

Primary Election Results - Free Access

Mackinac County voters passed all local propositions in the Tuesday, August 5, primary election and were in favor of State Proposition 1 to reform the personal property tax, 1,608 to 606 (73%). More...

Festival Shows Off Island Horses

Mackinac Island’s annual Festival of the Horse begins Friday, August 8, with a parade at 7 p.m. and continues Saturday morning, August 9, at the Grand Hotel Horse Council Arena at 10 a.m., for a musical freestyle workshop. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

After Spirited Northern Primaries, Lively Statewide Races Loom

Northern Michigan has seen some highly competitive, expensive, and negative GOP races in the August 5 primary campaigns. Now come what could be lively November 4 general election races for governor and the U.S. Senate.  More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather has been pictureperfect with bright sunshine during the day and cool nights. The harbor Friday, August 1, was an amazing sight, with the beautiful Pearl Mist docked at the Arnold dock, the tall ship Niagara, and the Arnold boats. More...

A Look at History

After You Leave Mackinac Island, Where Are You Going Next?

A lot of the people who read this column are traveling around the Great Lakes for the summer and will be going somewhere else soon. Most visitors to Mackinac Island have made careful plans and have told their friends at home where they will be.  More...

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