August 25, 2007 RSS feed / News

Island Artist Offers Drawings of City Street Scenes at Shop

Brian McKelvey began drawing when he was two years old. Now, nestled between Mary's Bistro and the Iroquois Hotel on Main Street, he operates Street Scenes, which showcases his work. "I just kind of stumbled into this place," said Mr. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 22, Nancy Keogh placed first, Marcia Dunnigan placed second, Ann Timmons placed third, and Tish Butler placed fourth. More...

Mackinac Bridge Token System May See Changes To Curtail Abuse

The Mackinac Bridge Authority is expected to change its commuter discount program this fall to curtail abuses estimated to cost up to $500,000 in revenue. More...

Island Dock Porters Share Challenges, and Rewards, of the Job

A dock porter is likely to be the first person a visitor sees when arriving at Mackinac Island. The dock porters greet hotel guests, get their luggage to their rooms, usually by bicycle, and see the guests off at the end of their stay here. More...

Port Huron's Orville Reid Hits Hole in One at Wawashkamo

"I didn't want to believe it was in," said Orville Reid of Port Huron, still excited one day after his hole-in-one shot at Wawashkamo Golf Links Sunday, August 19. The 167- yard hole marked his first hole in one. Golfing for 15 years, Mr. More...

Pizzarelli, Freelon Return for Jazz Festival Aug. 31-Sept. 2

John Pizzarelli and T.S. Monk headline Grand Hotel's Labor Day Weekend Jazz Festival this year, with events beginning Friday, August 31, and running through Sunday, September 2. Mr. More...

Comedian Stu Stuart To Host Belgian Beer Tours

From May to October, Stu Stuart performs stand-up comedy on Mackinac Island, but this fall, he will embark on a new adventure conducting beer tours in Belgum through his new touring company, "Belgian Beer Me!" Although Belgium is less than 12,000 More...

Tourists See Island Emergency Crew in Action

Visitors gathered on the sidewalk as the Mackinac Island firetruck made a run Friday morning, August 17, after burnt food in an apartment above the Trading Post set off the building's fire alarm. Dr. More...

Listeners Enjoy Smooth Sounds of Music Festival

The warm sounds of Caribbean music drifted from Windermere Point as the Fourth Annual Mackinac Island Music Festival got underway early Tuesday afternoon, August 21. More...

Lead Testing Available for EUP Children

Mattel, Inc. has initiated a recall for several toy products manufactured between January 2002 and January 31, 2007. The recalled toys may contain unsafe levels of lead. More...

Chippewa Hotel Reunion Event To Be Held August 24-25

The Chippewa Hotel will host Michelle Chenard will perform former employees Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25. More...

Labor Day Regatta Planned Sept. 2

The 13th annual Horn's Bar Labor Day Regatta Sunday, September 2, will take sailors on a 10-mile course around Mackinac Island. The race is characterized as a family fun event and open to all boats, with no entry fee. More...

For the Record...

Information printed in the August 18 issue announcing the birth of Lauren Jane Raville contained several errors. The baby's parents are Dolores and Joel Raville, and her sister's name is Kathy Elizabeth Raville. More...

Marinas Ride Wave of Business From Luxury Boaters This Summer

While the high cost of fuel has forced many non-luxury boaters to plan fewer and shorter trips this summer, the high traffic of bigger boats has kept reservations on the upswing this year for many area marinas. More...

Medical Center To Host Annual Fundraiser at Grand August 26

The 15th annual medical center August fundraiser will be Sunday, August 26, at Grand Hotel. Guests will be treated to a barbecue-style dinner and participate in a silent auction, live auction, and raffle. More...

Preparations Underway for 50th Mackinac Bridge Walk Sept. 3

In 1958, sixty-five people strode high above the Straits of Mackinac during the first Mackinac Bridge Walk. This year, an estimated 50,000 participants will stroll south along the five-mile span from St. More...

Wawashkamo Junior Golfers Battle To Determine Club Champions

Wawashkamo's Junior golfers hit the course Wednesday, August 15, to determine the 2007 club champions. Winner of the 14-17 age group was Jack Schueller with a score of 45. More...

St. Ignace Salmon Derby August 25

Anglers are invited to participate in the fifth annual St. Ignace Salmon Derby, which will begin at the St. Ignace Boat Launch on Hazelton Street Saturday, August 25. More...

Resident Equestrians Showcase Mackinac Island's Many Horse Breeds

At the Royal Winter Fair horse exposition in Toronto there is a feature called Stallion's Row, where people can learn about the various horse breeds through demonstrations and commentary. More...

Barnwell and Murray Win Murray Invitational

Mary Jane Barnwell and Steve Murray (right) won the Murray Invitational tennis tournament Saturday, July 28, at Grand Hotel, defeating Marta and Peter Olson (3-2) and Brian and Reinette Murray (3-2) in the finals. More...

Mackinaw City's Corvette Crossroads Show Aug. 24-25

The 18th Annual Corvette Crossroads Auto Show is scheduled for Friday, August 24, and Saturday, August 25, in Mackinaw City. More...

T.V. Series 'Dirty Jobs' To Air Island Segment August 28

Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs" television series filmed on Mackinac Island in May is scheduled to air Tuesday, August 28, at 9 p.m. The segment lasts 15 minutes. More...

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