May 13, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Threat to State Historic Preservation Is Scuttled

The proposed legislation that would have amended the Michigan Historic Preservation Act, making it more difficult to establish historic districts and easier to get rid of them, will not make it out of the House Committee on Local Government. More...

News

Small Cells to Boost Cell Phone Service Raise Concerns on Island

A proposal to install small cells that will boost cellular phone service has raised concerns on Mackinac Island. More...

Wightman, Hoppenrath, McGreevy Win Election

Danielle Wightman defeated incumbent Linda Price to become Mackinac Island’s city clerk during the general election Tuesday, May 3. Ms. Wightman received 168 votes to Ms. Price’s 81. More...

Public Meeting Calendar

Following is a list of upcoming public meetings. More...

Columnists

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Friday morning, May 6, the beautiful Grand Hotel opened for the 2016 season. This is the 130th year for the hotel, which is truly a Mackinac Island treasure. More...

HORSE TALES

Michigan Is Back In the Running For a New Horse Park

Happy May! Many of the working horses have returned to Mackinac Island to begin a season of service. More...

Nature Notes

Bloodroot Flowers Annual Appearance Mark Spring’s Arrival

Spring is certainly here, and many of our spring ephemerals (flowers that appear for only a short period of time before the trees leaf out) have appeared in the woods, not to mention gardens. More...

Mackinac Island Prepares for Busy Year of City Paving Work

As one major street paving on Mackinac Island finishes up this week, the city is preparing for another, more extensive project this fall when Main Street, from the far end of the boardwalk to Mission Point Resort, is paved by the Michigan Department More...

‘Great Lakers’ Make Strong Showing

Island Students Compete in Robotics World Championships

Broken chains, bumpers that fall off, and wires that aren’t connected—the members of Mackinac Island Public School’s FIRST Robotics Team 5878 know how to fix it all.  Taking hands-on learning to a whole new level, the Team 5878 More...

Obituaries

John ‘Johnnie Ray’ Gallagher

Lifetime Mackinac Island resident John R. “Johnnie Ray” Gallagher was best known as the driver of the “wedding carriage” on Mackinac Island. He worked for Gough Taxi and Livery many years. Mr. More...

Theodore ‘Ted’ Olson

Theodore L. “Ted” Olson, 82, of St. More...

Alice Pulte

A memorial service for Alice Pulte of Mackinac Island and Ann Arbor will be held Monday, May 16, at 10 a.m. at Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church on Mackinac Island with Father Jim Williams officiating. A graveside service will follow at Ste. More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

A Camouflaged Cell Tower

Back in 2003 and 2004 I enjoyed a Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Botswana in southern Africa. One of the photographs I took there might give the city fathers on Mackinac Island an idea.  More...

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