September 9, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Vintage Bicycle Show Set for September 23

Bicycles of all sorts will be on display on Mackinac Island Saturday, September 23, for a Mackinac Island Vintage Bike Ride and Show, a new event conceived by Island bicycle mechanic Cayce Leithauser.  More...

News

Michael, Melissa Straus Family Celebrates Annex Cottage Centennial

One of the larger parties on Mackinac Island this summer was the open house at Rockwood, the Annex cottage of Melissa and Michael Straus, nestled in the woods among colorful gardens. More...

Free Counseling Improves Access to Solutions

Free behavioral counseling, available from social worker Janet Hess to Island school children for several years, is now being offered to adults in the community by her husband, Chris Hess, with help from a Mackinac Island Community Foundation grant.& More...

No More Duck Pond: Wendell Street Repairs Coming Soon

A pothole on Wendell Street near Mission Point Resort has grown so large ducks are seen swimming in it after a rain, which is why some residents have been referring to it as the “duck pond.”  More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Michigan’s Rich Military History

The recent celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Selfridge Air National Guard Base prompts a reflection on Michigan’s rich history as a site of military bases, especially Up North. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather was very mixed over the Labor Day holiday weekend. The mornings were cool and overcast with some rain, but by noon, the weather cleared and both Saturday and Sunday were very nice afternoons. More...

Nature Notes

Beavers Enjoy Making Island Home

For the last six or seven years, many people who live on the Island or visit Mackinac have been following the exploits of the family of beavers that built a lodge just off the shore near the east point of the harbor in what is locally referred to as More...

Mackinac Island Real Estate: A Market Like No Other

For a place where a fraction of the land is private property and building or remodeling has unique challenges, Mackinac Island has a surprisingly diverse real estate market that’s recovering from state and national economic recessions that hit More...

New School Year Begins on Island

The parking lot at the top of the hill above Mackinac Island Public School is once again filled with bicycles for the first day of school Tuesday, September 5. More...

People

BIRTH

Ziva Jaffar

Shan and Melissa (nee Riel) Jaffar of Oakland, California, announce the birth of a daughter, Ziva Nashima Jaffar, born Tuesday, August 22, 2017. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces at birth. More...

Obituaries

Lawrence ‘Larry’ Visnaw

Lawrence “Larry” N. Visnaw passed away early Wednesday morning, August 30, 2017, at his home in St. Ignace. He was 72.  He was born July 8, 1945, to Frank and Marie Elizabeth (nee Francis) Visnaw on Mackinac Island.  More...

Sports

Local Runner Gabe Kromer Starts Island Cross Country Team

This summer, Mackinac Island Public School senior Gabe Kromer attended a school board meeting to campaign for the introduction of a cross country team at the school. More...

The Jewel at Mackinac Golf Tournament

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Lakers Soccer Team Looks To Defend Championship Title

With only two players graduated, the 2017 Mackinac Island Lakers soccer team has high hopes for defending their Northern Lights League tournament championship. The squad has as many as 22 players available each week, depending on injuries.  More...

Letters

Commends Article on Laker Life

To the Editor:   Now that the Island school is in full swing, I am writing to commend Cathryn Lien on her excellent article, “What It’s Like To Be A Laker: Student Life at Island School,” which was published in the August 26 to More...

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