2012-06-09 / Columnists

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

BY JEANNETTE DOUD

This past weekend felt more like October. It was cold, windy, and rainy. Late Sunday afternoon, June 3, the weather cleared, and walking down Cadotte Avenue that evening was absolutely beautiful, with a full moon shining down on the Straits of Mackinac and the aroma of lilacs in colors of pale lavender to deep purple, filling the air. The lilacs continue to be at their peak. The Lilac Festival starts Friday, June 8, with the coronation of the Lilac Queen Saturday, June 9, at 5:30 p.m. on Windermere Point. There will be many events all week, including the Taste of Mackinac. Come and enjoy lilac time on Mackinac.

Karen Allen organized and directed Mackinac Island Public School’s production of “School House Rock” Saturday, May 19, Monday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 23, at Mission Point Theater. Students who participated are as follows: Christian Styburski as Tom, Alex Schockling as George, Grace Roguska as Dori, Cheyla Shunk as Shulie, Gabriel Hepker as Joe, Hannah Styburski as Dina, Emily Modd as Kate, Nicholas Davis as Sam, and choir members John Andress, Clara Chambers, Tristan Greenlee, Wyatt Morse, Xavier Mosley, Harrison Myers, Mabel Styburski, Jerry Crawford, Ella Cowell, Brooke Dziobak, Dominic Morse, Albert Mosley, Ava Sehoyan, Leon Sehoyan, Reid Crawford, Todd Massaway, Alexandra Pokora, Nicho- las Pokora, Aaron Riggs, Talon Greenlee, and Christopher Riggs. All of the students did an excellent job and we are very proud of them.


The S.S. Keewatin was tugged under the Mackinac Bridge and moored at the Mackinaw City State Harbor Wednesday, June 6. Built in Scotland in 1905, the 350-foot former passenger vessel from the Canadian Pacific Railroad had been serving as a museum in Saugatuck. She entered Lake Michigan Monday, June 4, and is expected to arrive in her home port in Port McNicoll, Ontario, Saturday, June 23. She will remain in Mackinaw City until Tuesday, June 19. (Photograph courtesy of Terry Pepper) The S.S. Keewatin was tugged under the Mackinac Bridge and moored at the Mackinaw City State Harbor Wednesday, June 6. Built in Scotland in 1905, the 350-foot former passenger vessel from the Canadian Pacific Railroad had been serving as a museum in Saugatuck. She entered Lake Michigan Monday, June 4, and is expected to arrive in her home port in Port McNicoll, Ontario, Saturday, June 23. She will remain in Mackinaw City until Tuesday, June 19. (Photograph courtesy of Terry Pepper) We wish a very happy second birthday to Tyler Jaxon Caw- thorne, who celebrated his birthday June 3. Hope you had lots of fun on your special day.

Melvin Oscar Bodwin was laid to rest Saturday, June 2, in the family plot in Ste. Anne’s Cemetery. Family and friends gathered as Fr. Jim Williams officiated at the graveside service. A luncheon followed in the Community Hall.

Jane and Glen Young spent the Memorial Day weekend on Mackinac. They will return when the school year ends in Petoskey.

Stop by and see the new renovated city restrooms. They are very nice and will serve our many visitors very well.

We wish a very happy birthday to Mark Chambers June 13, his daughter, Clara Chambers, June 18, and his son, Richard Chambers, June 19. Hope you all have a great day.

Lake Sweet arrived this past week from her home in Colorado. She will spend the summer on Mackinac, where she is employed at the Mackinac Island Yacht Club.

The beautiful flower baskets are now hanging from the lampposts all over town. They’re a great addition to our community.

We wish a very happy anniversary to Dan and Kathi Wightman June 18. Have a wonderful day.

The annual Mackinac Island Public Library book sale will be Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are many books for sale, so stop by the library and find something special.

The reception at Grand Hotel for the Manoogian paintings entitled “Summer Gardens” was very nice. It really is the event that kicks off the summer season. It was great to see Paul and Emily Fullerton, Paula McNamara Underwood, and Judge Beth Gibson and her son at this event.

We wish a very happy anniversary to Dr. Richard and Karen Hodgman June 15. Have a wonderful day.

We send best wishes to Suz- anne Munger in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. She is recovering from recent surgery and hopes to visit Mackinac later this summer.

We wish a very happy anniversary to Steve and Patti Ann Moskwa June 16. Have a great day.

We give a warm welcome to Michigan State Police Trooper Liz Hunt of the Caro post, and Michigan State Police Trooper Scott McManus of the Houghton Lake post. They’re on the Mackinac Island detail for the 2012 season.

We wish a very happy birthday to Chief Jim Marks June 16. Have a great day.

Mark your calendar for the Trinity Church fundraiser Sunday, June 24, at 3 p.m. It’s a great sale with many handmade items, ranging from ornaments, knitted goods, and many beautiful paintings.

We wish a very happy birthday to Leo Horn June 16, his, brother Tymon Horn, June 20, Bruce Zimmerman and Miranda McMahon June 18, and Mona Carley June 19. Hope you all enjoy your day.

We send get-well wishes to Dennis Brodeur, who suffered a fall Sunday, June 3. Hope you’re feeling better, Dennis.

It was great to see the St. Ignace Girl Scouts visiting Mackinac Island Sunday, June 3. They enjoyed the buffet at Grand Hotel and shopping on the Island.

We wish a very happy birthday to Gary and Larry LaPine June 17. Gary and Larry reside at the Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace. They would love to hear from their many friends on Mackinac Island.

It’s nice to see Alice Myron, Larry and Nancy Keogh, Audrey Gallery, David and Ann Levy, Larry and Kay Berke, Randy and Michelle Stuck, and many other cottagers back on the Island.

We send best wishes to Alice Martin, who suffered a bad fall. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Enjoy all the lilac festivities!

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