September 12, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

‘Topaz’ Is a Well Known Favorite With Island Youth

Topaz the Pony has lived on Mackinac Island for the past 24 years with owners Barb and John Fisher, and Mrs. Fisher says it’s likely he has been ridden by between 400 and 500 children. More...

News

Oil Spill Response Drill Will Be at Straits September 24

About 500 participants and 25 vehicles, including helicopters, drones, and boats will converge at the Straits of Mackinac for an oil spill response drill conducted by emergency planners and the Enbridge pipeline company Thursday, September 24. More...

Sept. 15 Committee Meeting To Consider Street Paving

More details and plans regarding the upcoming Main Street paving project will be discussed at a Street Committee meeting Tuesday, September 15, at 10 a.m. in the council chambers. More...

Benser, Doud Seek Third Floor Addition on Alford’s Building

A third floor apartment may be added to the old Alford’s Drug Store building next to Doud’s Market, now owned by Bob Benser and Andrew Doud. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

State Politicians Focus on Vets and Firefighters

Michigan politicians weighed in last week on issues involving those who are fighters for Americans abroad and on the home front – veterans and firefighters.  More...

A Look at History

First Historic Markers Placed on Mackinac Island 100 Years Ago

Two Mackinac Island-related historical markers were put up this summer, and only one of them on Mackinac Island itself. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Everyone enjoyed Labor Day weekend on Mackinac Island. The Jazz Festival at Grand Hotel was well attended, with wonderful music filling the air. Folks came from far and wide to attend the festivities. More...

State Forms Pipeline Board

Line 5 at the Straits of Mackinac: Governor Backs Task Force Suggestion; Tar Sands Banned; Chris Shepler Among Advisory Board Appointees

Heavy petroleum products, including tar sands, are now legally blocked from passing through the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac, owing to an agreement signed by state officials and the company Thursday, September 3. More...

8-Mile Runners Coming Saturday

Thousands of runners, walkers, and their families and friends will travel to Mackinac Island this weekend to participate in the 45th 8-Mile Race Saturday morning, September 12. This year’s run and walk events will begin at 9:30 a.m. More...

People

Paintings by Local Artist Bring Light, Water to Space

Three new paintings installed above the fireplaces at the Mission Point Resort Lodge showcase views of Lake Huron. More...

Sports

International Soccer Game Is Tues.

A soccer game to mark Mexico’s Independence Day is planned for Tuesday, September 15, at 6:30 p.m. at Great Turtle Park. More...

Island Falls to Hannahville in Volleyball

The Mackinac Island Lakers fell to the Hannahville Soaring Eagles 24-26, 23-25, 12-25 Thursday, September 3, and 14- 25, 12-25, 17-25 Friday, September 4.  More...

Lakers Soccer Drops Pair to Hannahville Soaring Eagles

The Mackinac Island Lakers soccer team dropped a pair of home games to the Hannahville Soaring Eagles 3-0 Thursday, September 3, and 2-0 Friday, September 4, at Mark Gallagher Memorial Field.  More...

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