July 23, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

News

Fish Feast Set for This Weekend in St. Ignace

The St. More...

Historic District Expansion Returns To Committee

The Historic District Study Committee will reconvene to consider whether to amend the Market and Main Historic District boundaries again, this time to include a portion of Haldimand Bay. More...

Police Department Upgrades Computers; City Drone Fee Set

The Mackinac Island Police Department will upgrade computer software and server for $15,830. The computer system failed in late June, and the city council approved the upgrade Wednesday, July 20. More...

Obituaries

Robert ‘Porky’ LaPine

Robert “Porky” Matthew LaPine of Mackinac Island passed away Wednesday evening, July 13, 2016, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey, surrounded by family members following a lingering illness. He was 90. More...

Kelly Dorman

Kelly Lynn Dorman of Mackinac Island passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016, following a two-year battle with cancer. More...

City Strategizes Over Bottomlands

The city council met in closed session twice Wednesday, July 20. More...

Chicago Yacht Club To Bring 300 Racers to Island

Starting at the Chicago Lighthouse Friday, July 22, 328 boats will race from Chicago to Mackinac Island in the 108th Race to Mackinac. More...

People

Dunnigan Earns Lifetime Achievement Award for History Research

After roughly 20 years of work with historic Fort Niagara, Mackinac Island resident Brian Leigh Dunnigan will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work regarding the Battle of LaBelle-Famille, colloquially known as the Battle of Young More...

WEDDING

Traxler, Gadjev Wed

Sarah Traxler and Christopher Gadjev, both of Royal Oak, were united in marriage at Mission Point Resort Saturday, July 2, 2016, with Tom Marx of Mackinac Island officiating in front of 200 guests. More...

Garofalo Celebrates First Birthday

Rafael Henry Garofalo celebrated his first birthday June 19. He is the son of Heather Kalmbach and Thomas Garofalo of Amman, Jordan. He has a sister, Calla Rose. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Competitive Race Looms in Swing 1st District

Michigan’s northernmost congressional district, in its various configurations, long has been a political “see-saw” swing district, dating back to the mid 20th century, when it had such notable congressmen as Democrat Prentiss M. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The 92nd Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race was an extremely fast race, with the Areté finishing first Sunday, July 17, at 11:14 a.m. On Sunday night, we experienced a severe storm and the boats had a wild ride. More...

HORSE TALES

Prevention of Summer Saddle Woes a Necessity for Horsemen

Summer days allow for longer hours in the saddle. But too much of a good thing can also lead to all types of saddle woes. Some people have never heard of the term “gall,” when it comes to horses. The word is an old one. More...

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