September 3, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Paint and Putt Is Monday

The inaugural Paint and Putt Fundraiser for the Mackinac Arts Council is Monday, September 5, at the Greens of Mackinac miniature golf course at Mission Point Resort. More...

News

Breezy Weather Creates Perfect Day for A Dazzling Show of Kites

Looking beyond the backs of Mackinac Island Carriage Tours taxi team Prince (left) and King, the colorful streamers of kites from Great Turtle Toys fly high above a Mackinac Island Carriage Tours bug More...

Public Meeting Calendar

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

Thousands Will Visit Straits Area for 59th Mackinac Bridge Walk Monday

Up to 50,000 people are expected to attend the 59th annual Mackinac Bridge Walk on Labor Day, Monday, September 5. Walkers begin in St. Ignace and finish in Mackinaw City. More...

Sports

New Coach Jennifer Schaffer Leads Lakers Volleyball Team

The Mackinac Island Lakers volleyball team has a new coach in Jennifer Schaffer, who recently joined the staff at Mackinac Island Public School as the preschool, kindergarten, and first grade teacher. Ms. More...

Soccer Team Wins Season Openers

The Mackinac Island Lakers varsity soccer team won the season openers against Concord Academy. Thursday, August 25, the Lakers won 4-0 and Friday morning, August 26, they won 10-2.  More...

Letters

Better Safe Than Sorry At Natural Spring Well

To the Editor:  On a recent trip to Mackinac Island with my children and grandson to share some family heritage of our ancestors, the Davenports and Dufinas, we came across a possible health problem that we prevented twice.  More...

Main Street Road Work Will Begin September 12

Main Street from the far end of the boardwalk to the Water Filtration Plant will be repaved in the coming weeks in an extensive project overseen by the Michigan Department of Transportation. More...

Jazz Greats To Headline Festival This Weekend

Renowned recording artist Bob James and the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies will headline the 2016 Labor Day Grand Hotel Jazz Festival at concerts open to the public this weekend. Saturday,   More...

People

WEDDING

Wojcik, Slater Exchange Vows

Mary Wojcik and Joan Slater were married Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Trinity Episcopal Church on Mackinac Island. The service was conducted by Reverend Cathy Clark, and Kitty Hannabass served as deacon. More...

Lapines Celebrate 50 Years of Marriage

Richard and Doris (nee Bazinaw) Lapine of St. Ignace celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, August 27, at a family barbecue on Mackinac Island.  They were married August 27, 1966, on Mackinac Island.  More...

Obituaries

Stanley ‘Ken’ Stott

Stanley “Ken” Kenneth Stott, 56, of Sault Ste. Marie, passed away Thursday morning, August 18, 2016.  He was born January 30, 1960, to Stanley and Cathleen (nee Foerde Olsen) Stott in Sault Ste. Marie.  Mr. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Pluta: What role might she like?  Granholm: “I’m not going there, Rick.”  Wheelin’ Pols  More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Saturday, August 27, was our first rainy day in a long time, but the rest of the week was very nice. The days are warm and sunny, so folks are enjoying biking, hiking, riding horses, and a ride in a surrey with the fringe on top. More...

HORSE TALES

Horse, Rider Make a Well Matched Pair

September has rolled around, and many of our horses and seasonal workers are leaving during these last days of summer. One of those heading back to hit the books at Michigan State University (MSU) is Isaac Burrell. More...

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