May 23, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

News

Local Civil War Serviceman to Be Honored June 3

American Legion Post 299 and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will hold a remembrance service for Union solder Darius Bunker Wednesday, June 3, at 3 p.m. at the Mackinac Island Protestant Cemetery, where he is buried. More...

Rep. Chatfield Will Host Office Hours on Island

Representative Lee Chatfield of the 107th district will host office hours Friday, May 29, from noon to 1 p.m. at Community Hall on Market Street. The public may attend to share questions and concerns. No appointments are necessary. More...

Conference on Island to Draw Attention to Straits Oil Pipeline May 27

A press conference Wednesday, May 27, at the Mustang Lounge on Astor Street, hosted by a collaborative group of mostly environmentalist organizations, aims to spread word about the 62-year-old Enbridge Line 5 pipeline at the Straits of Mackinac, whic More...

Letters

Turtle Brings Back Special Memories of Island

To the Editor: My husband, children, and I have visited Mackinac Island since 1976. We have celebrated many personal joys and holidays during all four seasons. More...

Island Projects Squeezed Into Short Window Before Summer

Because of its historic ban on motorized vehicles, narrow streets, and summer crowds, the construction season on Mackinac Island is squeezed into a few months before and after the tourist season. More...

Mackinac Island Memorial Day Services

Tribute Set at Historic Post Cemetery More...

Parking Revised to Ease Congestion

Downtown parking in early morning hours was among topics addressed by the Streets and Sidewalks Committee Tuesday, May 19, which met to discuss issues with the new bicycle parking ordinances adopted by City Council. More...

Obituaries

Josephine ‘Jaye’ Vecchio

Josephine “Jaye” Vecchio, 90, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 11, 2015, in Traverse City. Mrs. Vecchio loved Mackinac Island, and she spent many summers there. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Figures Vary on What’s Available for Roads

There were mixed signals last week from Republican leaders in the House and Senate as the GOP-ruled Michigan legislature began discussing urgent road needs in the wake of voters’ decisive rejection of the overly complex Proposal 1. More...

HORSE TALES

Taking A Close-Up Look at Revered Hungarian Horse

Part of my travels in early spring took me to Hungary for a few special days. Hungarians are passionate about many things: food, wine, their country, their heritage, and their horses. The horse is a revered animal in this land. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

More than 4,000 people participated in the 26th annual Zoo-de-Mackinac bike ride Saturday, May 16. It was a beautiful day and everyone had a great time. The warmer days on Mackinac Island have been great for spring flowers. More...

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