June 9, 2018 RSS feed / Top News

News

Little Barn Shares Equine Culture in Safe and Nurturing Setting

Horseback riders of all skill levels can learn how to ride, care for, and bond with horses at the Mackinac Island Children’s Riding Academy, also known as the Little Barn, on Mission Hill.  More...

Groups Seek Volunteers for the Summer

Island residents and summer business employees have many opportunities to join in community activities during the summer. Here are some opportunities open to everyone:  More...

Barnwell, Moeller Named to Dean’s List at Northern Michigan

William Barnwell and Abigail Moeller, both of Mackinac Island, were named to the dean’s list with 4.0 grade point averages for the winter 2018 semester at Northern Michigan University.   More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Lakers Compete at U.P. Track, Division 3 Golf Finals

Two members of the Mackinac Island Lakers track and field team participated in the U.P. Finals at Kingsford High School Saturday, June 2. More...

H-2B Visa Cap Is Raised

More seasonal international workers may be available to businesses here because the cap on the H-2B visa program has been increased by the Department of Homeland Security, which has been convinced that businesses need more seasonal help. More...

Richard and Jane Manoogian Present ‘Art of Our Loved Ones’ at Grand Hotel

Richard and Jane Manoogian with “Two Gun Dogs” by John Emms, one of the oil paintings that embrace their “Art of Our Loved Ones” exhibition at Grand Hotel this season. More...

Obituaries

Donald ‘Duck’ Andress

A graveside service for Donald J. “Duck” Andress will be held Thursday, June 14, at 1 p.m. at Ste. Anne’s Cemetery on Mackinac Island. A potluck reception will follow at Great Turtle Park.   More...

Frank Nephew

A memorial service for Frank Nephew will be held Tuesday, June 19, at 11 a.m. at Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church on Mackinac Island. A luncheon will follow.   Mr. Nephew passed away April 29, 2018, in Gaylord, at the age of 88. More...

Student Artwork, Poetry Celebrated in New Exhibit at Center for the Arts

Today is good for a bike,  Or maybe a hike.  I decided to walk,  And randomly talk.  As I listened to my voice  More...

Columnists

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

As we begin celebrating the 70th Lilac Festival, the lilacs are starting to burst into bloom. There will be shades of light lavender, white, and deep purple. The aroma from the lilacs will fill the air.  More...

A Look at History

Name of Juniper Trail Is Reminder of Early Mackinac Island Forest

From Sugar Loaf to Crooked Tree Road is a well-used horse pathway, Juniper Trail. The trail skirts the northern border of the Turtle’s Back, the upper plateau close to the center of Mackinac Island. More...

HORSE TALES

Gin Horses and Mackinac Distilleries Made for Tipsy Times

Mackinac has had a reputation as a “watering hole” for many a sailor in the summer. More...

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