August 30, 2014 RSS feed / News

Visitors to Island Fudge Festival Race to Find Golden Tickets

Golden ticket winner Greg VanDusen of St. Ignace (from right) poses for a picture with workers Annie Linn, Riley Parrish, and Lorin McDonald at Ryba’s Sunday, August 24. More...

Treats, Contests, and Giveaways Mark Fudge Festival

Michigan Sugar Queen Isabella Krolikowski of Midland helped during the Mackinac Island Fudge Festival, trying her hand at making fudge, timing games on Windermere Point, and handing out free fudge sa More...

Lueshen Finds His 5th Golden Ticket; Families Enjoy Bicycle Contest

For the fifth year in a row, Eric Lueshen of Chicago found a golden ticket hidden inside a box of fudge. More...

Community Forum to Discuss Straits Pipeline

The safety features and the dangers of the Enbridge petroleum pipelines crossing under the Straits of Mackinac, 1.5 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge, will be discussed at a community forum Thursday, September 4, by representatives of the Department More...

Sadie Spent Her Life Reaching Pinnacle of Dog Show World

Sadie, the little, black Scottish terrier who won the Triple Crown of dog shows in the country, died Wednesday, August 13, at the home of her handler, Gabriel Rangel, and his wife, Ivonne, in Rialto, California. More...

Visitors Enjoy Opportunity to See Mackinac Island Private Gardens

Up-close tours of private gardens, such as the Stroh Cottage on the West Bluff (pictured), were the highlight of the Grand Garden Show for many attendees. More...

Boys Learn Values, Skills Through New Cub Scout Pack

Although many Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops visit Mackinac Island every year, the Island didn’t have its own until this spring. More...

For the Record...

The Planning Commission voted 6-2 to deny the Silver Birches conditional rezoning request Tuesday, August 12, according to the meeting’s unapproved minutes drafted by Planning Commission secretary Katie Pereny. More...

Picnic to Open School Year Will Honor Allen

Classes on Mackinac Island for the 2014-2015 school year will begin bright and early Tuesday morning, September 2. The annual celebration community picnic will be held at noon on the schoolyard in honor of retired teacher Karen Allen. More...

Arnold Transit Creditors Seek Foreclosure, Sale of Assets to Pay Debt

Arnold Transit Company’s financial woes have taken another hit with the filing in federal district court last week of a lawsuit to foreclose on loans former owner Jim Wynn took to finance the purchase of the ferry company in 2010. More...

Ferry Lines Offer Schedules to Accommodate Bridge Walk Monday

The 57th annual Mackinac Bridge Walk will take place Labor Day Monday, September 1, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. More...

Labor Day Regatta Is August 30

The Horn’s Bar Labor Day Regatta is scheduled for Saturday, August 30, at noon. The race around Mackinac Island is the last sailboat race of the season and is hosted by the Mackinac Island Yacht Club.  More...

Private Garden Tours Draw Visitors to Grand Garden Show

Professionally grown flowers, plants, and private gardens were in spectacular glory during the second annual Grand Garden Show at Grand Hotel Sunday, August 24, through Tuesday, August 26, where indoor lectures gave tips on gardening and outdoor tour More...

Fundraiser Draws Roughly $85,000 for Medical Center

About $85,000 was raised during the annual Mackinac Island Medical Center Auction, which drew hundreds of community members to Grand Hotel Sunday, August 24.  Attendees were treated to a buffet dinner, perused tables filled with silent auction i More...

Cloverland to Begin Search for Lineman in December

Electric lineman Mark Chambers of Mackinac Island will retire in June 2015, and in December, Cloverland Electric Cooperative will begin searching for a replacement who will live on the Island, the cooperative told the city Monday, August 18.  More...

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