May 19, 2007 RSS feed / News

Businesses To Be Assessed Fees for Late License Requests

New 2007 business license requests continue to trickle into the city. With the May 1 deadline passed, businesses now are assessed late fees for the document that allows them to operate on the Island. More...

County Commission Approves 2007 Equalization Report

The State Equalized Value (SEV) of property in Mackinac County, which is one half the market value, increased 7.59% from last year, reaching $1,327,136,916, which is $93,632,925 more than 2006. More...

Mackinac Island's J.L. Beanery Now To Offer Evening Meals

He worked 12 summers on Mackinac Island, nine of them at the Mustang Lounge. His parents owned a business, the Forget Me Not Shop, for 10 seasons. Now, Jason Klonowski and his wife, Suzanne, are, themselves, business owners. More...

Researching Lighthouse Logs Brings the Past to Life for Cynthia Baker

At her dining room table, Cynthia Baker looks up from neatly arranged charts, papers, and a well-worn leather book and peers out the lighthouse window at Lake Huron, much like George W. Marshall might have 100 years ago. Mr. More...

Butterfly House Upgrades Exhibits, Facility

Michigan's oldest live butterfly display has just received a major makeover. The Mackinac Island Butterfly House behind Ste. More...

Historic Lenox Hotel To Get New Roof, Dormers

The 120-year-old Lenox Hotel will have a new roof and dormers in three weeks, says Mike Gamble (left) owner of M.P. Gamble Construction of Mackinac Island. Mike and Dennis Gamble began removing old shingles Monday, May 7. More...

Ticks Prevalent This Spring

Local veterinarians are being told by pet owners that ticks are especially prevalent in the area this spring in long grass, scrub, and brush. More...

Shannon Earns Dental Degree

Dr. Thomas Patrick Shannon, son of Patrick and MaryAnne Shannon of Sault Ste. Marie and Mackinac Island, was graduated from the University of Michigan Dental School Friday, May 4. More...

MICF Awards Nearly $10,000 to Six Island Organizations

Almost $10,000 in grants were awarded to six organizations by the Mackinac Island Community Foundation Saturday, May 12. More...

Campaign To Raise $3M for New Hospital

A campaign kick-off to raise $3 million for the new Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace is just weeks away, says Rod Nelson, chief executive officer at the hospital. More...

Starbucks Coffee Shop Opens on Mackinac Island Main Street

Mackinac Island's new Starbucks coffee shop will open its doors Saturday, May 19, on Main Street. More...

Artist To Capture Spirit of Bridge Ironworkers With Memorial Sculpture

Janice Trimpe says she's been called the "common man's artist" because she sculpts everyday people. This winter, however, she is creating a sculpture of a Mackinac Bridge ironworker, a subject far from common. More...

Nature Notes

Recommended Trail Hikes for Viewing Peak Spring Wildflowers

Recently my mother cut a column by Craig Wilson out of USA Today about walking (cutting articles out is her way of keeping me up to date). In this column, Mr. More...

ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE

May 18-24

     Grand Hotel     Daily entertainment at the following venues:     Lunch Buffet - Live piano 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.     Afternoon Tea - Classical Harp 3:30 p.m. More...

City Council Appointments Announced

At a May 14 meeting of the Mackinac Island City Council, Mayor Margaret Doud made the following appointments: Returning as Mayor Pro Tempore is Armand "Smi" Horn. Public Safety Committee: Armand Horn, Jason St. Onge, and Armin Porter. More...

'Dirty Jobs' To Film Mackinac Bridge Crews

Highlighting the work Mackinac Bridge maintenance crews perform each year, Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs," and his crew will film on the bridge Friday, May 25. More...

Contest To Offer Bridge Tower Tour

Area visitors and residents can register to win a Mackinac Bridge tower tour this summer and fall. The contest is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge and is sponsored by the St. Ignace Welcome Center, St. More...

Birth

Liam Porter

Will and Steffanie Porter of Northville announce the birth of their son, Liam Phil Porter, born April 16, 2007, at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches in length at birth. More...

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