October 6, 2007 RSS feed / News

Accomplishments Bring Janey Hart Recognition in Hall of Fame

An aviation pioneer, Jane "Janey" Briggs Hart of Mackinac Island helped to pave the way for women astronauts in the United States space program, and now she will be recognized for her work there and in other leadership roles she has played in Michi More...

Committee Faces Challenges of Wastewater Capacity

Mackinac Island's zoning ordinance allows the population to more than double, but its wastewater treatment facility is at 85% capacity, with little room available for expansion unless the city is able to lease additional state park land or buys pri More...

EUPISD To Seek Millage Increase on Nov. 6 Ballot

Mackinac Island voters will participate in five elections over the next year, and a potential sixth election could to be added to the schedule. More...

Rausch Holds Romney Fundraiser

Scott Rausch greets presidential candidate Mitt Romney at a fundraiser he hosted for Mr. Romney at Anne Cottage September 22. Mr. Rausch is wearing a 1968 lapel pin from the campaign of Mr. More...

Three Projects Declared Hardship Cases, Exempt From Moratorium

Three Mackinac Island building projects were declared hardship cases by Mackinac Island City Council and granted a total of 7.5 Residential Equivalent Units (REUs). More...

Breast-Feeding Lessons Offered

Jackie Bolander offers information, support, and help with breast-feeding to new mothers and expectant mothers. A year-around resident, Mrs. Bolander has been certified since 1971 as a La Leche League leader. More...

MICF Fall Grant Applications Deadline To Be November 1

The fall grant program is underway and the Mackinac Island Community Foundation is accepting applications until 4 p.m. Thursday, November 1. Any nonprofit organization can apply for a grant from the foundation. More...

Award Will Buy More Breathing Units for Island Fire Department

The Mackinac Island Volunteer fire Department was awarded $25,000 from the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company for six self-contained breathing units. A check was presented to the department Sunday, September 30. More...

Barr Part of Effort To Bring Poetry to High Schools

An effort to build on the resurgence of poetry as an oral art form is underway by the "Poetry Out Loud" program, which is extending its poetry recitation competition to all Michigan high school students. More...

Island Girl Scouts Earn Badge

At right: Island Girl Scouts in Troop 127 earned their jewelry making badge Tuesday, September 25, making earrings and a Petoskey stone necklace. They were taught by Frank and Jennifer Bloswick, owners of Mackinac Lapidary on Market Street. More...

Island Veterans Attend Service for Fallen Soldier

Paul Wandrie, Louis Bunker, Rod Horn, Donald Andress, and Pete Komblevitz of Mackinac Island's American Legion Post 299 attended a military funeral Thursday, October 4, in Cheboygan for an active duty soldier who was killed September 23 in Afghanis More...

Marlee Brown Exhibits in Lansing

Mackinac Island artist Marlee Brown will have a showing of her work from November 17 through January 7 at the Belen Art Gallery in Lansing. An opening reception is Saturday, November 17. Ms. More...

Island Seeks Volunteer of Year

It's time to submit nominations for Mackinac Island's Recreation Volunteer of the Year. Applications can be turned in at Community Hall until November 25. More...

Winter Staffing of Island Police Reduced by One

During the Public Safety meeting Friday, September 7, the committee voted to reduce the winter staffing levels at the Mackinac Island Police Department by one. This year, the department will operate with five officers, rather than six. More...

Bat Mitzvah for Rachel Spitzer Will Be October 20 at Community Hall

A Bat Mitzvah celebration marking Rachel Spitzer's coming of age will be held October 20, at the Mackinac Island Community Hall. More...

Island City Council Says 'No' to State Cable Television Agreement

Refusal to sign a state-mandated cable television franchise with Charter Communications will keep the door open to future legal options for the City of Mackinac Island, say city council members. More...

Moskwa Receives National Grassroots Champion Award

Patti Ann Moskwa, coowner of Horn's Gaslight Bar and the Yankee Rebel Tavern on Mackinac Island, was awarded the Grassroots Champion Award by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, September 26. More...

Library Building Will Be Cleaned

The city maintenance staff will clean spiderwebs from the outside of the Mackinac Island Public Library and will clean bugs from the lights, at the request of the Building and Grounds Committee, which met September 19. More...

Indiana Classmates Visit Mackinac Island Yearly

Connie and Jim Williams of Mitchell, Indiana, have been visiting Mackinac Island since 1994. As the pace slows on the Island and fewer visitors make the trek north, that's when the Williams' prefer to be here. More...

Rearick, Orr Take Match Play Championship

Doug Rearick and Debra Orr won their respective divisions in the 2007 Match Play at Wawashkamo Golf Club. In the 16-player Men's Match Play, Mr. More...

Christmas Bazaar To Be Dec. 1 - 3

This year's Christmas Bazaar will be Saturday, December 1, to Monday, December 3, at Community Hall, and organizers are looking for donations for the live and silent auctions. More...

Island Races Set for October 27

The Great Turtle Half Marathon and the 5.7 Mile Walk and Run will be Saturday, October 27, on Mackinac Island. Both events begin at 11:30 a.m. and wind through the Island's interior on bicycle trails and roads. More...

Geocaching Adventure Will Take Place Oct. 20 on Island

A fall geocaching adventure is planned for Saturday, October 20, on Mackinac Island, with more than 60 people expected to register for the free event. The group will meet at 10:30 a.m. More...

Mackinac Island School Hosts Dinner for Senior Class Trip

A spaghetti dinner to raise funds for the senior trip of the 2008 Mackinac Island Public School graduating class will be Wednesday, October 10. More...

Island Wedding on Style Network

Filmed in July, the Mackinac Island wedding of Meghan Hesse and Darren Buford of Colorado will be on the Style Network's series, "Married Away" Tuesday, October 23, at 9 p.m. More...

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