2014-09-06 / Columnists

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

BY JEANNETTE DOUD

The weather over Labor Day weekend was mixed. The Jazz Festival activities had to be moved inside Saturday, August 30, but were held outdoors in the Grand Hotel Tea Garden Sunday, August 31. Featured artists were Delfeayo Marsalis Quartet featuring Ellis Marsalis, Jr. and Tito Puente, Jr. Everyone enjoyed wonderful music, great food, and lots of fun. People came from far and near for this special weekend.

Tuesday, September 2, the Mackinac Island Public School opened for the 2014 season. The whole community was invited to a picnic at noon to welcome the students. It was a beautiful day and the children were happy flying kites. We appreciate Ben Nye for his great kite display. It was a wonderful way to support the students as they begin the new school year.

Best wishes to Shayleen and Harold Polzin, who celebrated their wedding anniversary August 27. Hope you had a wonderful day.

Family and friends gathered on the patio of the Pink Pony Thursday, August 28, for a surprise birthday party for Joan Barch. When she arrived, she was totally stunned to see her son and family from Marquette and her brother from California. It was a beautiful evening with great food, delicious strawberry shortcake, and lots of laughs.


Annex residents dedicated a state historical marker Saturday, August 30, to commemorate Gurdon Hubbard, who platted the land for houses in the late 1800s. Posing with the marker are (front row, from left) Rosalie Roush, Hubbard’s Annex Homeowner’s Association President Shannon Schueller, and Lorna Straus; (back) Michigan Historical Commissioner Dan Truscott, Dan Shea, and Christopher Straus. The Annex was designated Mackinac Island’s first historic district in 2010. The marker, titled Hubbard’s Annex to the National Park, reads: “Gurdon Hubbard (1802 – 1886) came to Mackinac Island from New England in 1818 to work in the fur trade. His expanding businesses centered on Chicago, where in 1834 he was elected as a town trustee. In 1855 Hubbard purchased this property, building a cottage in 1870. In 1882, Hubbard divided his land into parcels for a summer cottage community. At the time, much of the Island was the nation’s second National Park.” The other side of the marker is of the Annex community and notes prominent figures who built some of the cottages and the cottage architecture. (Photograph by Cordi Puttkammer) Annex residents dedicated a state historical marker Saturday, August 30, to commemorate Gurdon Hubbard, who platted the land for houses in the late 1800s. Posing with the marker are (front row, from left) Rosalie Roush, Hubbard’s Annex Homeowner’s Association President Shannon Schueller, and Lorna Straus; (back) Michigan Historical Commissioner Dan Truscott, Dan Shea, and Christopher Straus. The Annex was designated Mackinac Island’s first historic district in 2010. The marker, titled Hubbard’s Annex to the National Park, reads: “Gurdon Hubbard (1802 – 1886) came to Mackinac Island from New England in 1818 to work in the fur trade. His expanding businesses centered on Chicago, where in 1834 he was elected as a town trustee. In 1855 Hubbard purchased this property, building a cottage in 1870. In 1882, Hubbard divided his land into parcels for a summer cottage community. At the time, much of the Island was the nation’s second National Park.” The other side of the marker is of the Annex community and notes prominent figures who built some of the cottages and the cottage architecture. (Photograph by Cordi Puttkammer) Best wishes to Pete and Emily McCreary, who will celebrate their wedding anniversary September 6. Enjoy your day.


Winners of the 2014 Bike and Buggy Bridge League are (back row, from left) Buzz Waggoner and Carolyn Waggoner, second place winners; Ann Hart and Amelia Musser, first place winners; (front) Barbara Toms and Marcia Dunnigan, third place winners. (Photograph courtesy of Sandra Orr) Winners of the 2014 Bike and Buggy Bridge League are (back row, from left) Buzz Waggoner and Carolyn Waggoner, second place winners; Ann Hart and Amelia Musser, first place winners; (front) Barbara Toms and Marcia Dunnigan, third place winners. (Photograph courtesy of Sandra Orr) The Ste. Anne’s Mass sched- ule has changed. There will be a 5:30 p.m. Mass Saturday, September 6, and a 10:30 a.m. Mass Sunday, September 7. There will be no 8:30 a.m. Mass. This will be the schedule until the end of October. Tours of Ste. Anne’s will continue through October.

Mary K. McIntire left Mackinac Island Sunday, August 31, for her winter home in California.

Jeff and Peggy (nee Bynoe) Naber visited family and friends over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Jeff’s parents from Holland, Michigan, joined in the festivities.

Jane and Glen Young enjoyed the holiday weekend on Mackinac Island. They returned to Petoskey Monday, September 1, to start the new school year.

Skip and Kaybeth Harrell are enjoying the Cable Cottage.

Best wishes to Mark “Beau” Bielinski and Kelly Bean, Travis and Paige Vartanian, and Andy and Lisa Dziobak, who will celebrate their wedding anniversaries September 10. Hope you all enjoy your day.

Emma Chambers left Mackinac Island Monday, September 1, for Colorado, where she will spend the winter.

Jennifer and David Karhoff of Findlay, Ohio, spent Labor Day weekend at their home on Bourisaw Lane. They entertained friends from Findlay and their son, Lucas, and his friend, Monica, from Traverse City. A great time was enjoyed by all.

We send best wishes to Louie Leveille of St. Ignace, who suffered a bad fall and had to have surgery. Best wishes from Mack- inac Island friends.

Bishop Rayford Ray of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan celebrated the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, August 31, at Trinity Church. He and his family were attending the Jazz Festival at Grand Hotel.

Julie Leveille and her husband, Owen, from Mississippi, visited her parents, Louie and Pat Leveille, and her brother, Kevin, for several days this past week.

Happy belated birthday to Adrienne Rilenge and Eric Cowell September 1 and Jerry Fenlon, his twin sister, Judy Fenlon, and his daughter, Mandy Bowlby, all of St. Ignace, celebrating their birthdays September 4. Hope you all had a wonderful day.

Happy birthday to George Goodman September 13, Blake Ruddle September 14, and Veronica Gough September 16. Hope you all have a great day.

Ian McGreevy returned to the University of Michigan for his senior year. Good luck on the new school year.

Congratulations to Tony Doud and Christy Lucas, who became engaged Saturday, August 30. Tony is the butcher at Doud’s Market, and Christy is employed at 7th Heaven Salon and Spa. Best wishes from Mackinac Island friends.

Mike Corrigan and his family spent the Labor Day holiday weekend at their home on Mahoney Avenue.

Happy birthday to Brady Hardy, who will celebrate his fifth birthday September 11. I’m sure your brother, Henry, will help you blow your candles out. Have a great and fun-filled day. Brady is the son of Ken and Vanessa Hardy.

Muffin Ernster and her daughters, Shannon and Melissa, along with their families, spent the holiday weekend on Mackinac Island.

Nicholas Davis will celebrate his birthday September 12. His proud grandparents are Ike and Elaine Bunker of Mackinac Island and Tom and Joanne Davis of Springfield, Illinois. Enjoy your day.

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