June 2, 2007 RSS feed / News

Security Cameras May Be Added at Island School, Superintendent Reports

Before school board meetings, it is customary to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, but Thursday, May 24, the meeting included a bit of a kick . . . or a tap, tap, twirl, and a twist, to be exact. More...

Mackinac Island Welcomes Four Police Officers to Seasonal Staff

Mackinac Island welcomed four seasonal police officers to assist Chief William Lenaghan, Lieutenant Pete Komblevitz, and other full-time officers with daily police duties. More...

Straus To Serve on Planning Commission

Michael Straus of Okemos has been appointed by Mayor Margaret Doud to the Mackinac Island Planning Commission. He replaces Franc Doud, who resigned from the board last fall. Mr. Straus will complete Mr. Doud's appointment, which runs to May 2009. More...

Island Preschool Students Enjoy Graduation Party

Eating pizza, chips, cake, and ice cream, drinking fruit juice, listening to music, and hanging out with friends and family might sound like a pretty relaxing party, but for the three preschoolers, this was graduation. T.J. More...

Governor's Residence Tours Begin

Beginning June 6, free tours of the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday through August 29. More...

Ancient Manuscripts Focus of Island Conference

East Bluff resident Reverend Ron Smith (right) and Dr. L. Michael White are preparing for the Friends of Herculaneum Society conference, which runs from Saturday, June 2 to Wednesday, June 6, at Grand Hotel. More...

Students Learn About Water Treatment, Jobs at Wastewater Plant

Students from kindergarten through seventh grade toured Mackinac Island's Wastewater Treatment Plant on Stonecliffe Road Monday, May 21, to learn about conservation and where everything goes with every flush of the toilet. More...

Compost Material

Waste products that should be placed in clear or beige bags for compost purposes include: + cereal boxes + computer and meat paper + food scraps and fruit and vegetable peelings + cardboard egg cartons + postage and manila envelopes More...

Volunteers Help Staff Stuart House Museum

Sylvia Perault welcomes visitors when they enter the Stuart House Museum on Market Street, as she has for the last four years. More...

Whip Is an Extension of the Arm When Controlling and Training Horses

In the past two weeks I hope that I've informed readers of the basic function of traditional riding attire. Part and parcel to this are a rider's "accessories," a set of spurs and a riding crop or a bat. More...

Daughters of Isabella Meet June 4

The Daughters of Isabella, an international Catholic women's charitable organization, will hold its biannual state convention at Grand Hotel Monday, June 4, through Thursday, June 7. More...

Dr. Jennifer Tucciarone Is New Resident Doctor

Dr. Jennifer Tucciarone has come to the Island as part of the summer resident physician rotation program at the Mackinac Island Medical Center. She arrived May 27 and will conclude her rotation June 8. Originally from Reno, Nevada, Dr. More...

Father James Williams Retires After 37 Years of Priesthood

Served Ste. Anne's on Island, St. Ignatius Loyola in St. Ignace

St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in St. Ignace was filled to overflowing Sunday, May 27, as parishioners gathered to commemorate the retirement of Father James Williams, who has been their pastor for the last two years. More...

Historic Downtown Sites Open for Season

Mission Church is among five historic Mackinac Island buildings that will open to the public for the season Saturday, June 9. More...

Sparks Ignite Attic Fire

The Mackinac Island Fire Department responds to a small fire in the attic of the Lenox Hotel Thursday, May 17. More...

Auction Earns $5,077

One hundred eighty-two bicycles were auctioned off for a grand total of $5,077 at the annual Mackinac Island Police Department bike auction Saturday, May 26, at Community Hall. More...

James Lazarowicz Carries on Tradition as New Owner of Betty's Gifts

Carrying on traditions is important to James Lazarowicz, the proprietor of four gift shops, and he plans to carry on at Betty's Gifts as it has been run for more than 60 years. More...

Island Residents and Tourists Honor Fallen Soldiers

Those who died in battle while serving the United States were honored during Memorial Day services on Mackinac Island Sunday, May 27, and Monday, May 28. More...

Residential Collection Schedule

The following is the Mackinac Island Service Company's current 2007 pickup schedule: + Tuesday - Landfill and compost bags from East Bluff, the Mission Point area, and Downtown. + Wednesday - Recycling pickup alternates route by week. More...

Landfill Material

Landfill materials in Blue Bags Waste products that should be placed in blue bags to go to the landfill include: + aerosol cans + appliance filters + clothing + small appliances + candy and food wrappers/bags + prescription bottles More...

Judie and Joe Kubal Enjoy 30 Years of Mackinac Visits

Judie and Joe Kubal of Berwyn, Illinois, have been coming to Mackinac Island since their honeymoon in 1977, and will be married 30 years on June 25. More...

New Clothing Store Opens on Main Street

There's a new kind of clothing store on Mackinac Island's Main Street, nestled on each side of the Murray Hotel. More...

Contest Winners For the 2009 Calendar Are Announced

Winners of the 25th annual photograph contest for Mackinac Island Recreation Development's 2009 Seasons of Mackinac calendar have been announced. The annual contest was held during the Island's Winter Festival Sunday, February 4. More...

Birth

Michael Straus

Michael Orion was born to Melissa and Michael Straus of Okemos Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 4:20 a.m. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents are Dr. Francis and Lorna Straus of Chicago and Mackinac and Linda and Allen Opp of Yuma, Arizona. More...

Eli Urman Earns Business Degree

Eli Urman of Mackinac Island, pictured with his grandparents, Jack and Shirley Cosgrove of Petoskey, was graduated from Alma College and celebrated his 22nd birthday Saturday, April 21. More...

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