May 19, 2018 RSS feed / Top News

Students Learn About the Wonders of the Natural World

Little Travere Conservancy Education Director Sarah Mayhew shows an invertebrate to curious students Jordan Fisher (from left), Ethan Sotto, and Steven Lohff Tuesday, May 8. More...

News

Horse Crazy 4-H Club Rides The Trails of Mackinac Island

Members of Rapid River’s Horse Crazy 4-H program again brought their own horses to Mackinac Island this spring, experiencing its transition into summer while exploring trails and learning more about horseback riding.  More...

School To Honor Award Recipients, Graduates

Mackinac Island Public School will recognize students in grades seven through 12 for academic and athletic achievements at the Anchor Awards celebration Wednesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. The presentations will be made in the gymnasium.  More...

Bel Canto Choir To Perform at Ste. Anne Catholic Church Sunday

The Bel Canto Choir from Franklin High School in Livonia will perform at Ste. Anne Catholic Church at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20. The concert is free and the public is invited.   More...

Columnists

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Mother’s Day was a perfect Mackinac day, with warm temperatures, blue skies, and calm winds. Folks came from far and near to enjoy the weekend on Mackinac Island. With the warmer weather, the flowers are starting to bloom. More...

HORSE TALES

The Horse Moving Business – Part II

When summer cottagers in the early 1900s transported their horses to Mackinac Island, most of them made arrangements with the railroads. Quite a few lines crisscrossed Michigan in those days. More...

Nature Notes

Blooming Wild Flowers Annouce Spring in Mackinac Island Woods

This is one of my favorite times of the year. The forests seem to come alive. Yesterday I went on a ride in the woods with a friend and it was amazing what a difference five days had made. More...

City Takes Another Look At Electric Bicycle Rules

The Ordinance Committee may revise the rules governing use of electric bicycles to require renewal of e-bike permits annually, better describe what types of e-bikes are allowed, and, possibly, to govern the speeds at which they are operated.  More...

In the ‘Heart of Lighthouse Country’

Mackinac Island To Host First International Conference This Weekend

A gathering hosted every two years by the Michigan Lighthouse Alliance has gone international and will bring preservationists from around the world to Mackinac Island Sunday, May 20, through Tuesday, May 22, for the inaugural meeting of the Internati More...

People

Michaela Cope Earns Bachelor Degree from Grand Valley

Michaela Cope of St. Ignace and Grand Rapids was graduated from Grand Valley State University Friday, April 27, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in legal studies with a minor in criminal justice. More...

Jack Kaminen Travels to State Capitol for Boy Scouts

Seventh grader Jack Kaminen joined a delegation of 19 Boy Scouts from around Michigan for the annual Report to the State Tuesday, April 24, at the State Capitol in Lansing. He was the only scout to attend the event from the Upper Peninsula. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Lentini

Margaret Lentini passed away April 20, 2018, in Cheboygan, where she and her husband, Dr. Nicholas Lentini, raised their six children. She was 95.  She was born October 5, 1922, in Detroit to Dominic and Elvira (nee Forno) Anthony. More...

Letters

Rupture Line 5 and We’re Out of Drinking Water

To the Editor:   On April 1, an anchor slammed into Line 5 in the Mackinac Straits and dented and gouged the twin oil pipelines, while also severing two submerged electric cables and spilling their toxic dielectric fluid into the water. More...

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