June 25, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

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Enbridge To Bring New Safety Equipment to Straits for Line 5

Enbridge Energy says it will purchase special oil spill response equipment over the next two years to be deployed along the Line 5 pipeline, part of which crosses under the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Wawashkamo Golf Course to Host Alzheimer’s Fundraiser Saturday

Dorothy Dehring was 52 when she was diagnosed with dementia, and, since then, her daughter, Sarah, has been participating in fundraisers to find a cure for degenerative brain diseases. More...

Horsemen’s Association Plans Cookout

The Mackinac Horsemen’s Association will host the annual Cowboy Cookout from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30. The party and fundraiser is free to all members of the Horsemen’s Association. More...

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New Nonprofit Will Address Housing Needs on Island

A new nonprofit company will soon be established, tasked with addressing the need for year-around, affordable rental housing on Mackinac Island. More...

Study To Help Preserve Arch Rock

A geologic survey to be completed this summer will check the health of Arch Rock, one of Mackinac Island’s most recognized and popular landmarks. More...

Obituaries

Effie ‘Gail’ Johnson

Effie “Gail” Johnson, 79, of Llano, Texas, died Tuesday, June 7, 2016, from injuries sustained in a bicycling accident while vacationing with friends on Mackinac Island. More...

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Michigan Politics

Family Ties Run Deep in Michigan Politics

Much has been made in the media, and occasionally in this space, about family repeats among officeholders, and candidates for office, in presidential and congressional politics. Notably: President George H.W. Bush and his son, President George W. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

It was an absolutely beautiful week, with bright, sunny days, calm winds, and cool evenings. Many visitors came to enjoy riding horses, bikes, or taking a ride in a carriage with the fringe on top. More...

HORSE TALES

Gretchen Colman and the Path to PATH

For more than 15 years, Gretchen Colman’s Mackinac Island summers have revolved around children and horses. Colman, a Kalamazoo native, is the director of The Little Barn on Mission Hill. More...

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