August 13, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

News

For the Record...

In an article entitled “Bergman to face Johnson in November” from the August 6-12, 2016 edition, John Keogh is mistakenly identified as an attorney. Mr. More...

HDC Has Until End of October To Decide on New Hotel at Dock

The Mackinac Island Historic District Commission (HDC) and Planning Commission tabled the proposed new hotel at the head of the Shepler’s Dock, called Waterfront Collection South, Tuesday, August 9. More...

MDEQ Seeks Comment on Line 5 Supports

Public input is being sought on Enbridge Energy’s new plan to install 19 new anchor supports on the Line 5 crossing under the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Letters

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Enjoys Reading About Island

To the Editor:   Thank you for allowing us to be part of Mackinac Island, through the eyes of its residents.  Mike and Pam Day  Hamilton, Ohio   More...

Commerce Is Strong on the Island This Summer, Businesses Say

For Many, Returning Customers Make Up the Bulk of the Traffic

Business on Mackinac Island this summer is good, with mild to moderate growth in business compared to the last few years.  More...

People

Poetry Program Will Have Everyone Thinking of Bees in a New Way

Grand Hotel poet in residence Jim Lenfestey and his fellow poet Robert Hedin will participate in a poetry reading at the Mackinac Island Public Library at 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 17.  Mr. More...

WEDDING

Helwig, Spitzer Exchange Vows

Loretta Helwig and Robert Spitzer were married Sunday, July 31, in a ceremony at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island.  Attending and assisting at the ceremony were the children of the bride and groom, Rivka and Rachel Spitzer and granddaughter Leion More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Lively Bergman-Johnson Congressional Race Looms Up North

A competitive battle looms in the 1st District Congressional race between Democrat Lon Johnson of Kalkaska County, last week’s expected primary winner, and Republican Jack Bergman of Watersmeet, a political newcomer whose defeat of two seasoned More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather this week has been just beautiful, with warm temperatures, sunny skies, and cooler nights. It was nice to see the State of Michigan research vessel at the Arnold dock for a few days.  More...

Hames Distribute Weight, Allowing Horses To Pull Heavier Loads

If you are sitting on a carriage, have you ever wondered what those high metal knobs are which stick out high above the horses’ collar? More...

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