July 14, 2007 RSS feed / News

Massaway Continues To Wage War on Island's Pesky Flies

Frank Massaway has been working for the City of Mackinac Island since 1982. He started as a street sweeper and has worked his way up to the head of maintenance and assistant city foreman. More...

Little Stone Church Hosts Poetry Festival

John Barr (left), Candice Dunnigan, the Reverend Vincent Carroll, and James Lenfestey act out a scene from Mr. Barr's verse play at Little Stone Church, Sunday, July 8, in front of an audience of about 50. More...

Parasailing Is Newest Island Attraction

Tourists flock to Mackinac Island every summer to enjoy scenic views and historic attractions, horses, and fudge in addition to an old-fashioned lifestyle. More...

Mother and Daughter Enoy Island Visit

Bonnie Kottemann and her daughter, Shelby, made their second 700-mile trip to Mackinac Island this year. From Lincoln, Illinois, the pair spent a year planning their Island adventures. More...

Jim Lenfestey Offers Insight Into Poetry of Rumi July 18

Poet and island summer resident Jim Lenfestey will discuss the poetry of Rumi Wednesday, July 18, from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Audubon Bar at Grand Hotel. The class is free and the public is invited to attend. More...

Tango Folias To Perform at Ste. Anne's July 15

Tango Folias will perform Sunday, July 15, at 2 p.m. at Ste. Anne's Church as part of the Summer Concert Series sponsored by the Mackinac Island Community Foundation. More...

Island Artist John Manikoff Donates Paintings to Charities

Local artist John Manikoff is donating two paintings to Mackinac Island charities this year, one to Wawashkamo Golf Club for the opening party held Saturday, July 7, the other to the Mackinac Horsemen's Association for a raffle at the annual Mackin More...

'Dirty Jobs' To Air August 7

Mike Rowe of Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs" series stops beneath the north tower of the Mackinac Bridge May 24, before filming "Bridge Painter" with the bridge maintenance crew. More...

Campeau Co. Reenactors To Visit Michilimackinac

Mackinac State Historic Parks (MSHP) will host the Campeau's Company encampment at Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 11, Nicki Krzykowski placed first, Janet Stingel placed second, and Kay Berke placed third. More...

Fly Control Tips for Horse Owners, Businesses

To ensure cleanliness and limit the spread of flies around the Island, the City asks businesses and horse owners to abide by the following guidelines: Horse stalls - Manure and solid bedding must be removed regularly. More...

Island Views Inspire Colorful Paintings by Longtime Visiting Artist

The sparkling blue water of the Straits of Mackinac, the vibrant pinks and purples of Island lilacs, and the radiant orange and red sunsets one sees on Mackinac Island can also be found on Noel Skiba's easel. A third-generation artist, Mrs. More...

-New Resident Physicians-

Drs. Khalid, Farhat

Physicians Tabindeh Khalid and Madiha Farhat have a lot in common. Not only are they the latest two resident physicians on rotation at the Mackinac Island Medical Center, More...

Poetry Festival's 2nd Artist Ready To Interact With Audience

When high school freshman James Lenfestey first heard Robert Frost's poem, "Out, Out," it had a profound effect on him. The first line, "The buzz saw snarled and rattled in the yard," made him think to himself, "How did he do that? More...

Island Carriage Owners Enjoy Evening Rally

On the evening of Thursday, July 5, Mackinac Island carriage owners gathered on the grounds behind Fort Mackinac for the third annual Horse and Carriage Rally. More...

Drawn to a Dream: Tamlyn's Comic Strip 'Blinds' To Be Published

Chris Tamlyn's dream of becoming a comic book illustrator is a step closer to reality as his comic strip, "Blinds," will be featured in an anthology of short stories called "Cereal and Pajamas," to be published during the first week of August. More...

33 Skips Sets Record as Professional Stone Skippers Compete on Island

17 Skips Wins Youth Division Contest for Drake Lewandowski

John "Skippy" Kolar, Glen "Hard Luck" Lloy, Todd "Muscles" Callewaert, David "Lefty" Kolar, Kurt "Mountain Man" Steiner, and Russ "Rock Bottom" Byars all bear the nicknames of seasoned stone skippers, and they met in competition Wednesday, July 4, More...

Brian Lents Wins Manikoff Painting at Wawa Golf Party

Above: Winning the grand prize July 7 at the Wawashkamo Golf Club membership party raffle, an original painting of the links by John Manikoff (second from left), was Brian Lents (holding painting at right). Mr. More...

MISPC Meets at Fort July 20

The Mackinac Island State Park Commission will meet at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Fort Mackinac. More...

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