July 7, 2007 RSS feed / Top News


Grand Hotel Poetry Series To Begin July 11

Grand Hotel will offer a poetry series again this year, "Poets at the Grand Hotel: from My Favorite Poets to Yours," an eight-week program exploring the works of various poets and styles that begins July 11. More...

Poetry, Business Career 'Co-exist' for John Barr, and his Life Is Richer for It

Will Read at Sunday's Festival

What do the occupations investment banker and poet have in common? "Some people find it odd or interesting that someone can be both a businessman and a poet," said West Bluff cottager John Barr, who is both. More...

Commissioners Accept Funds To Purchase Land Near Airport

Mackinac Island State Park commissioners are negotiating to purchase three lots and the aviation easements to two parcels that were platted in the Forest Brook Condominium development. More...



Wants More Respect

To the Editor: Wednesday, June 27, I was riding my handicapped cart on Main Street. One of the traffic control officers pulled me over and demanded my license. I told him three things: 1. I am a handicapped person. 2. I live on Mackinac Island. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

115 Years Ago The St. Ignace News Saturday, July 2, 1892 Misses Jennie Barrett and Ruby Marley of St. Ignace visited friends at the Island Sunday. F.R. Vigeant of St. More...

Wheelmen Seek To Preserve American Cycling Heritage

High Wheel Riders Visit Mackinac Island

Bill Smith will not let the term "high-wheel" die out anytime soon. More...

Yacht Racers Will Set Sail Next Week

Chicago to Mackinac

The eight men boarding the chartered 35-foot J/109 sailboat, Guaranteed. Period, will pack food for a couple of days and a change of clothes and set sail Saturday, July 14, for the 99th annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. More...


Andress, Preston, Cousino, Parrish Top Golfers

Two teams tied for second place at the members mixed golf outing at Wawashkamo Golf Course Wednesday, June 27. The scramble drew 43 players. More...


Michigan Politics

Mighty Mac' Is Engineering and Political Triumph

As a cub reporter on a rainy day in 1958, I tagged along when 1949-60 Governor G. Mennen "Soapy" Williams, with seagulls over his head and sunflower seeds in his mouth, was the first governor to walk the Mackinac Bridge. More...

A Look at History

Golfers Have Enjoyed 'The Jewel' for More Than a Century

Grand Hotel calls its 18-hole golf course "The Jewel." Visitors to Mackinac find that its two nine-hole components are twin emeralds of our Island. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Lifestyle Changes, Medications Help Coronary Artery Disease Patients

The heart is supplied by two arteries, the right and left coronary arteries, that arise in the root of the aorta, the large trunk that brings blood to the whole body. More...

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