May 22, 2010 RSS feed / News

Straits Area and State Lose a Friend With Passing of Larry Rubin

Lawrence A. More...

Traffic and Deliveries Are Focus on French Lane

The Street Committee would like to meet with French Lane residents, corner property owners, and representatives from Mackinac Island Carriage Tours to discuss traffic and delivery issues on French Lane, members said April 20. More...

Committee: Sand Truckloads Too Heavy for Roads

Road weight restrictions derailed a plan that would have saved about $7,000 in transportation costs and permit fees for Wawashkamo Golf Club. More...

Skiba Wins Festival Poster Competition With ‘Lilacs by the Gazebo’

“I love capturing the depth of an image, especially on the Island.” – Noel Skiba

Noel Skiba of Rockford is the winner of the 2010 Lilac Festival poster competition.   Ms. Skiba's painting, “Lilacs by the Gazebo,” beat six other entries.   “It's a great honor,” said Ms. Skiba. More...

Island School Refinances Bond, Millage Rate To Fall

The Mackinac Island school millage will be decreased slowly over the next nine years with a refinancing of a 1998 gymnasium construction bond. More...

Le Page Family Hosts 4th Spring Geocaching on Mackinac Island

The Le Page family of Warren has hosted and organized the Spring Fling Geocaching event for the past four years on Mackinac Island. The family now has approximately 90 caches on the Island.   More...

Master Plan Revision Work Now Under Guidance of Consultant

Fran Brink has revitalized Mackinac Island's master plan revision, which has languished in committee for more than five years. More...

Plan Progress So Far: Three Chapters Reviewed, Few Changes

Minor changes are needed in three chapters of the Master Plan, one appendix, and accompanying maps, say the six committee members who began the review process Thursday, May 6.   More...

Wind Storm Rolls Through

Waves topping an estimated six feet damaged the Star Line dock on Mackinac Island when a wind storm rolled into the Straits Thursday, May 13. Winds reached between 35 and 46 miles per hour at the Mackinac Bridge from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. that day. More...

Friends and Readers Wish Jeannette Doud Happy 90th

The line of people waiting to salute Jeannette Doud seemed to never end, as more than 400 friends and family streamed into Grand Hotel Sunday, May 16, on the occasion of her 90th birthday. More...

Mike Hart Named Mayor Pro Tempore, as City Appointments Made

Mike Hart was elected Mayor Pro Tempore during the city council's annual appointment meeting Monday, May 10. The post formerly was held by Armand Horn, who did not retain his City Council seat in the Tuesday, May 4, election. Mr. More...

City Holds Commercial Bikes at 1,330

The number of commercial bicycle licenses issued by Mackinac Island will remain at 1,330 this year. More...

Butterfly House and Insect World Adds New Attractions

New creepy, crawly critters and educational exhibits are new this summer at Mackinac Island's Butterfly House and Insect World on McGulpin Street behind Ste. Anne's Church.   More...

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