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Legislative Tampering with Gubernatorial Appointments Not Likely

The Michigan Senate is not going to block Governor Jennifer Granholm's appointment of Father Jim Williams to the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, nor is the state legislature likely to mandate that the governor seek approval from the Mackinaw C More...

For the Record...

The photograph of the auctioneers on the cover of last week's More...

James Montcalm of St. Ignace Perishes in Diving Accident

James Montcalm of St. Ignace died in a diving accident in the Straits of Mackinac Monday, September 4, at approximately 2 p.m. The accident occurred in Lake Huron, on the site of the wreck of the More...

City Operating in the Black; Enterprise Bond Reserve Underfunded

For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2006, the City of Mackinac Island was in the black and increased its surplus $30,752 to $140,483. More...

New County Plat Books Available

The new 2006 Mackinac County Plat books are now available at the Mackinac County Court House for $25. More...

Surfer Rides Wave of Aerospace Success

Cottage Guest Explains How Patented Surfboard Idea Is Fused With Today's Military Technology

How does a man who "retires" at age 19 to surf the Hawaiian waves end up a successful entrepreneur improving aerospace technology? Just ask Annex resident Audrey Gallery's house guest, Kent Sherwood, who vacationed last week on the Island. More...

2,000 Expected for Road Race September 9

Island's Races Features Scenic Views of Straits of Mackinac, Forest Trails

Mackinac Island will host two running and walking events this fall, both produced by Gault Race Management of Flushing. The 36th annual Mackinac Island Eight-Mile Run and Walk event will be More...

Murder, Mutiny, Mayhem at Fort Mackinac September 15

An evening of Mackinac mystery awaits the first 25 people who sign up for "Murder, Mutiny & Mayhem at Mackinac" scheduled for Friday, September 15 at 8 p.m. More...

Toby Murray Wins Island Regatta

First time racer Toby Murray won the 12th annual Horn's Bar Labor Day Regatta, Sunday, September 3, beating four other sailboats in a race around Mackinac Island. More...

Riders in Formal Dress Make Final Ride of Season

Marking the end of the summer on Mackinac, 20 riders took a final ride around the Island Saturday, September 2, attracting the attention of visitors, residents, and carriage drivers. More...

Rabies Clinic Open Sept. 21

The Dr. Mary Alban from Straits Veterinary Clinic will conduct a rabies clinic Thursday, September 21, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Chambers riding stable, at the corner of Market Street and Cadotte Avenue. More...

Golf Outing Supports State Park

The third annual Mackinac Associates Golf and Fundraising Outing is scheduled for Friday, October 6, at Pine Valley Golf Club at Ray, in Macomb County. More...

City Council To Meet at 5 p.m.

Mackinac Island City Council approved changing its regular meeting hour to 5 p.m. through the off-season. The decision was made at its Wednesday, August 30 meeting. Council has been meeting at 6 p.m. during the summer months. More...

City To Seek Court Injunction Against Rent Violators

Filing lawsuits in circuit court against residents violating the Mackinac Island's rental ordinance is a move the Ordinance Committee hopes will end the practice by some property owners who are renting out homes for less than 30 days. More...

Still No Buyers: City May Ask Agent To Sell Condos

The City of Mackinac Island may try to sell its two Rowe House Terrace condominiums through a real estate broker after failing to attract any bids twice this summer. More...

City's Ambulance To Be Kept at Station Two for Easier Access

Mackinac Island's ambulance will be parked at Fire Station Two near Surrey Hill so the crew can get it to Harrisonville more quickly. It had been parked at the Medical Center downtown. More...

Workers Synchronize Efforts for Successful Bridge Walk

Before daylight broke over the Straits of Mackinac on Labor Day, Sandy Thorin was awake and on the way to make her first pickup of Mackinac Bridge walkers at 5:15 a.m. in Mackinaw City. It's a trip the St. More...

Medical Center Golf Tourney Raises $27,000

The 5th annual Mackinac Island Medical Center Golf Tournament, held at Grand Hotel's Jewel Golf Course Thursday, August 24, raised an estimated $27,000 for operations at the Medical Center and the Moses Renal Dialysis Unit, technology used to help cl More...

9/11 Memorial Service To Be Held at Marina

The public is welcome to attend a memorial service for September 11, 2001, terrorist victims at 6 p.m. Monday, September 11, in front of the Mackinac Island Marina. More...

Grand Hosts Waterford Twp. 50th High School Reunion

Waterford Township High School will celebrate its 50th class reunion at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island September 24 to 26. The class came to Mackinac Island in 1956 aboard the Great Lakes cruise ship More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, September 6, Howard Burdett placed first, Nicki Krzykowski placed second, and Kay Berke placed third. More...

60 Donors Aid in Blood Drive

A blood drive at the Community Hall August 16 received enough blood to help more than 180 patients, said Kathy Andress, who coordinated More...

Seven people, including five-year-old Zach Papenfus of Toledo, Ohio, with his dad, Mike, were lucky winners of Mackinac Island Fudge Festival's Golden Ticket, which awarded them a night's stay at Lake View Hotel and fudge from Kilwin's. More...

Island Runners Cross Bridge

Bruce Miller of Trillium Heights, along with the son-in-law of Karen and Gary Lennard of Stonebrooke, joined Governor Jennifer Granholm on the run across the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day. More...

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