September 6, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Chuckwagon Diner To Close

With the sun peeking over Haldimand Bay and only the sound of horse hooves to pavement interrupting the morning silence, Jessie Hart hops onto her bicycle and heads in to work, just as she has done for the past 38 summers. More...

Mackinac Island Council Sets Sept. 24 Hearing on Historic Landmark Issue

Mackinac Island City Council set a hearing at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, to continue discussions on solidifying its National Historic Landmark (NHL) status with the National Park Service. More...

Terwilliger To Play in Germany

Matt Terwilliger, son of John and Chris Terwilliger and grandson of former East Bluff cottagers Harriett and Bill Terwilliger, will play professional basketball for the Paderborn Baskets in Germany starting September 20. Mr. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, September 3, Annette Gillespie placed first, Elaine Hansen placed second, and Jean Allen placed third. More...

Island Health Fair Takes Place Saturday

A health fair will be offered on Mackinac Island Saturday, September 6. Dr. Ann Silverman and Dr. Robert Spitzer will host "Healthy: A Fair" at Community Hall from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will focus on good health. More...

Island Golfers Win Battle of Bridge

Wawashkamo Golf Club defeated the Bay Harbor Golf Club in the first Battle of the Bridge Thursday, August 7. More...

Richard Waite Is School's New Science Teacher

Mackinac Island's high school students will see a new face in the classroom this year, as Richard Waite of Cheboygan takes over the post of high school science teacher. More...

2008 Horse Show Results

Shomanship & Grooming 9-12 year olds Showmanship & Grooming 9-12 year olds Showmanship & Grooming 9-12 year olds Shomanship & Grooming 13-18 year olds Showmanship & Grooming Adults Leadline Class - 7 & Under Costume More...

Obituaries

James Brown

Community leader and lifelong promoter of St. Ignace, attorney James J. Brown, 87, died Monday evening, September 1, 2008, at his St. Ignace home. He is the son of U.S. Senator Prentiss M. Brown and Marion (nee Walker) Brown and was born in St. More...

Island School Aligns Language Arts Curriculum With State

Finkel Resigns as Art Teacher

The Michigan Merit English language and arts curriculum will be implemented at Mackinac Island High School this year, aligning the school with most Michigan schools and complying with testing requirements recognized by the Michigan Department of Ed More...

County Offers Collateral for Hospital Lenders

A last-minute agreement has cleared the way for the new hospital to receive bond funding. The agreement, between Mackinac County and Mackinac Straits Health System, Inc. More...

40,000 Walk Mackinac Bridge

About 40,000 walkers crossed the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Monday, September 1, approximately 17,000 fewer than last year. More...

15 Island Riders Make Labor Day Farewell Ride From Bluff to Bluff

Formally dressed, horses spotlessly groomed, 15 riders made the annual farewell ride from East Bluff to West Saturday, August 30, the traditional end of the cottagers' 2008 riding season. More...

Grand Hotel Hosts Antique and Design Festival This Weekend

The annual Carleton Varney Antique and Design Fall Festival will take place this weekend at Grand Hotel. More...

Entertainment Guide September 5 - September 14

Grand Hotel Daily entertainment at the following venues: Lunch buffet - piano, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Afternoon tea - classical harp, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cupola bar - piano, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. More...

Cadet-training Vessel, State of Michigan, Visits Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island welcomed the training vessel State of Michigan to its harbor Thursday, August 21. Thirty-eight cadets at the Great Lakes Maritime Academy were aboard the ship, sailing to the Island and Petoskey. More...

Island Legion Post Plans Patriot Day Service for September 11

Police, firemen, ambulance crews, and members of American Legion Post 299 will honor those lost in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at a 6 p.m. ceremony on Patriot Day Thursday, September 11, at Community Hall on Market Street. More...

Stroke Conference Provides Forum for Better Care

Improving care, best practices, and treatment options will be topics at a stroke conference Friday, September 12, at Grand Hotel. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Michiganians on Prez Slates Are Few and Failed

Barack Obama and John McCain each had politicians with Michigan ties, one extremely slight, on their widely trumpeted running mate "short list," which often amounts to little more than a stroke list. Both ended up last week as also-rans. More...

The Process Involved With Maintaining a Compost Pile

Nature Notes

Last week, for those of you who read this column regularly, I wrote about fly control, and mentioned that it's not only horse manure and garbage that attracts flies and provides them with breeding sites, but compost and grass piles, as well. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The holiday weekend offered the best and most beautiful weather in many years. The bright, sunny, warm days brought crowds of visitors who were eager to see Mackinac in all its summer beauty. More...

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