February 11, 2005 RSS feed / News

Local Group Works To Get Postage Stamp for Mighty Mac Anniversary

A grass roots committee has begun promoting a U.S. postage stamp to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge. The group has submitted a proposal to the United States Postmaster General More...

Riders Must Heed Only Stop Sign on Island

Mackinac Island More...

Council Denies Business License Over Beverage Return Issue

By Ryan Schlehuber The City of Mackinac Island is getting tough on pop machine owners and others selling beverages in returnable containers who do not provide a means to return the containers for deposit. More...

‘Meals on Wheels’ Offers Hot Meals to Island Elders

Mackinac Island now has meal delivery service for elderly and handicapped residents through a new program called Meals on Wheels. More...

Pennies

for Tsunami Survivors

Mackinac Island Public School helped raise funds for Indian Ocean tsunami survivors by holding a pie-throwing contest, where the teacher with the most pennies in his or her jar by February 18 will get a pie in the face. More...

Community Foundation Grants $47,000+

Mackinac Island Community Foundation distributed $13,841 .15 during its fall grant round, bring the total value of grants awarded in 2004 to $47,756.16. More...

Tsunami Alters Traveling Plans for Island Workers

By Ryan Schlehuber In the aftermath of the December 26 tsunami in the Indian Ocean region that has killed at least 150,000 people, Mackinac Island received the good news that two of its seasonal workers, Rheanne Suszek and Jennifer Daniels, are sa More...

Meeting To Set Ferry Franchise Fee Postponed to March 1

A meeting between the three passenger ferry companies and the City of Mackinac Island to renew the ferry boat franchise fee has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 1. City Council rescheduled the meeting at its regular meeting Monday, December 20. More...

For the Record...

A note about holiday decorating at the Iroquois Hotel in the December 11 issue of More...

Great Turtle Get Together Slated for Chrysler Museum

This year More...

Island Residents To Vote City, School Positions May 3

Mackinac Island More...

Mackinac Island School Honor Roll

Second Marking Period Eighth Grade : Darcy Brodeur-Bunker, Fuller Cowell*, Arial Leeper*, Shay Mosley, Danielle Wightman More...

Hearing Set for Feb. 16 on Woodbluff Deck Addition

A variance hearing to review Woodbluff resident Joan Barch More...

City Officials Debate: Should Master Plan Be Revised by Professionals?

Council, Planning Commission Will Form Committee To Research Options

Revision of Mackinac Island More...

Late Fee Added to Applications

Businesses on Mackinac Island that submit late applications for a new or renewed business license may be assessed a penalty, under a new city regulation that was passed at a regular city council meeting, Wednesday, February 2. More...

12th Annual Island Chili Cook Off To Heat Up Winter Fun

The 12th annual Mackinac Island Memento Chili Cook-off and Postcard Poker Rally will be held Friday, February 18, through Sunday, February 20. More...

School Seeks To Fill Two Open Teachers Positions

By Ryan Schlehuber The Board of Education is discussing the hiring of a business teacher and new special education teacher. More...

Grand Hotel To Test Early Spring Market With March Opening

By Ryan Schlehuber Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island will open some of its rooms this year on March 1, the earliest in its 119 years of business. More...

Ice Bridge to Mainland Sees First Crossing Jan. 18

Brett Horn and Jason St. Onge, both of Mackinac Island, were the first persons to cross Moran Bay from Mackinac Island to St. Ignace with their snowmobiles Tuesday, January 18. The two men reached the St. Ignace shore at 2:41 p.m. More...

Island Firefighters Test New Water Rescue Equipment

By Ryan Schlehuber Members of the Mackinac Island Fire Department tested newly acquired water rescue equipment on the ice in Haldimand Bay Sunday, February 6. More...

50 New Collections Added to State Parks Collections; 1896 Tootle Letters Donated

Mackinac State Historic Parks added close to 50 historic items to its collection this fall, including an issue of a 1785 British newspaper and a promotional poster for the 1948 film More...

Gallagher Scholarship Dinner, Talent Show Set for Feb. 27

The fourth annual Mark Gallagher Scholarship Dinner will be held at 12:30 p.m. at City Hall Sunday, February 27. A talent show will follow. More...

Church Gets New Keyboard

Historic Mission Church now features a new electronic keyboard. More...

Dip in Mackinac Bridge Traffic in Line With Area Tourism, International Bridge Crossings

By Ellen Paquin Traffic crossing the Mackinac Bridge last year dipped 2.2 percent, likely reflecting consumer confidence, gas prices, and the general Michigan economy, said Bob Sweeney, executive secretary of the Mackinac Bridge Authority. More...