July 11, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Rare 250-year-old Rosary Found in Ground

Archeologists at Colonial Michilimackinac made a rare discovery of a nearly intact rosary in House E of the Southeast Rowhouse. More...

News

Streets Committee Takes Up Sign Posts, Road Patching Concerns

Street signs in Hubbard’s Annex, bike parking downtown, and cold patching manhole covers that bulge up from downtown streets were among topics discussed by the Streets and Sidewalks Committee Tuesday, July 7.  More...

Pipeline Report Expected in July

The Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force report is now expected in mid-July, rather than at the end of June as anticipated, but a date for the report’s release has not yet been made available by the attorney general’s office, said Brad More...

Mackinac Island Summer Yacht Race Schedule

A calendar of the summer’s yacht races follow:  • Saturday, July 11, Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac  • Wednesday, July 15, Round the Island Race   • Saturday, July 18, Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Yacht More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Fixing State Roads Becomes Issue for Politicians

Seldom have Michigan’s legislative and executive branches had such a complex issue as the current one on how to fix state roads. Potholes abound on roads and on political trails.  More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

It was a wonderful Fourth of July weekend on Mackinac Island. The weather was picture perfect and people came from far and near to celebrate the holiday. The children had a wonderful time at Windermere Point squirting the hose from the Ladder No. More...

Nature Notes

Bits and Pieces: Giant Hogweed and Animals in the Weasel Family

This column is in response to questions that have been asked of me in the last couple of weeks, and interesting sightings that have been reported. More...

Chicago-Mackinac

Sailors Bound for Island

More than 3,000 skippers and crewmembers on 324 sailboats will depart from the Chicago Lighthouse near Navy Pier, destined for Haldimand Bay, in the 107th Chicago Yacht Club race to Mackinac Island, which will begin Saturday, July 11.  The 333-m More...

Team Shows Off ‘Mackinac Marine Rescue’ Boat

With its striking aluminum cabin, bright red bumper, and blue decals that read “Mackinac Marine Rescue,” the City of Mackinac Island’s new emergency boat has already been used this summer to transport medical patients and assist in More...

People

Peter Marabell Pens Island-inspired Mystery

Murder and mystery are brought to the Island’s literary forefront in local author Peter Marabell’s third novel, “Murder on Lake Street.” The novel leads the reader to the scene of a deadly shootout in Petoskey. More...

Cawthorne Shares Insights in Author Series

Memories of everyday life on Mackinac Island and the political decisions that have shaped its economy and lifestyle are the focus of a book published last year by Dennis O. More...

Obituaries

Sally North

Sally North, 81, of St. Ignace, passed away peacefully Friday, July 3, 2015, at the Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace, surrounded by her sons and daughters in-law, after a lengthy illness.  More...

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