September 13, 2014 RSS feed / News

Freighter Grounded

The 1,004-foot American Steamship Company self-unloading bulk carrier American Spirit ran aground in the Round Island Passage at approximately 6:20 p.m. Thursday, September 4, while carrying 64,800 tons of taconite pellets. More...

Wellness Weekend to Feature Sue Snyder

The Women’s Wellness and Wee Bit O’ Wine Weekend is scheduled for Friday, October 17, through Sunday, October 19. More...

Historical Marker Installed at Annex

Cordie Puttkammer, secretary and treasurer of Hubbard’s Annex Homeowner’s Association, submits additional information be added to last week’s photograph of the historical marker installation in the Annex. More...

HDC Working to Define Its Role, as City Legal Fees Come Into Question

What role should the Historic District Commission take toward preserving open space in the city’s historic districts? Should the commission consider how historic buildings look from the lake? More...

Lab Beagle Becomes Family Pet

MurphE’s background as a test subject is evident through the tattooed identification number on the inside of his ear. More...

Stuart House Museum Reflects Island History, Residents

The Stuart House Museum on Market Street reflects both Mackinac Island’s history and its residents. More...

Taylor Springsdorf Begins Career as Special Education Teacher

With a person-first approach to teaching students with special needs, new Mackinac Island teacher Taylor Springsdorf is eager to start the new school year. More...

City and State Park Want Tighter Regulations for Electric Bikes

On Mackinac Island, where horses, horse-drawn conveyances, and bicycles are the primary vehicles allowed, people with disabilities and other medical needs can, by law, operate motorized electric bicycles. More...

Andrew Doerr Begins Student Teaching

Lake Superior State University student Andrew Doerr of Remus is completing his student teaching this fall at Mackinac Island Public School, working with teachers Susan Bennett in secondary mathematics and Rick Waite in Earth science.  More...

State Park Interns Learn About Stewardship and Marketing

Art workshops for children, invasive species management, and positive marketing and promotion are just some of the topics interns at Mackinac State Historic Parks gained first-hand experience with this summer.  More...

Boy Scout Troop 194 to Dedicate Mackinac Totem Pole September 13

Alumni members of Boy Scout Troop 194 of Detroit will visit Mackinac Island this weekend to dedicate a new totem pole they commissioned and which was recently installed outside the Scout Barracks. More...

GVSU Senior Joins Tourism Bureau Staff For Summer

Grand Valley State University senior Luke Pabst came to Mackinac Island to work as an intern at the Tourism Bureau this summer.  “Nowhere in the world is there a place where you have a state park, small downtown Main Street, and that&rsquo More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, September 10, Dick Riel placed first, Jayne Emory placed second, and Janet Stingel placed third.   More...

Silver Birches: Committee Sees Revised Plan, Awaits Septic Field Details

A revised plan to redevelop the Silver Birches property now shows fewer people on the site and a restaurant of up to 120 square feet, along with plans to seek a liquor license there. More...

Porch Rebuild Finds Approval

The Mackinac Island Planning Commission approved a plan to rebuild the porch on Silver Birches Lodge, pending a positive architectural review Tuesday, September 9.   Owner Liz Ware is heading the restoration effort, and Mike Gamble of M.P. More...

Cohen Cottage Found to Be Structurally Sound

Eric Cohen’s cottage in the Annex is structurally sound, city architect Rick Neumann told the Historic District Commission Tuesday, September 9, after assessing its integrity. More...

St. Ignace to Host Big Rig Truck Show, Parade of Lights This Weekend

The 19th annual M&K Quality Truck Sales Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show will roll into St. Ignace this weekend from Friday, September 12, through Sunday, September 14, with its main display and the Parade of Lights taking place Saturday. More...

Beagle Leaves Life in the Laboratory, Finds a Home With King Family

A visitor in Jennifer and Kirby King’s home will immediately draw the attention of their two beagles. More...

Students Learn About Mental Health From Former Quarterback Hipple

As part of the first day of school activities Tuesday, September 2, middle school and high school students at Mackinac Island Public School learned symptoms and tips about depression and other mental illnesses from retired Detroit Lions quarterback E More...

Teacher Alisa Sackett Brings Enthusiasm to Island School

Taking over the first grade classroom at Mackinac Island Public School is a native northern Michigan resident, Alisa Sackett, whose love of the outdoors and desire to live close to family drew her to work in the Upper Peninsula.  More...

Fort Mackinac Interpreter Buniewicz Joins School Teaching Staff

After working as a historic interpreter at Fort Mackinac for three years, Piotr Buniewicz will bring his love of teaching history to Mackinac Island Public School language arts and social studies classes.  More...

Old City Light Poles For Sale; New Poles to Replace Them

Those interested can purchase the City of Mackinac Island’s old light poles for $100, the city’s Finance Committee decided Tuesday, September 9. The old ones are being replaced this fall and winter. More...

Russeau and Russeau Claim Top Spots in 2014 Island Race

On a sunny late summer day, more than 1,600 runners and walkers headed out from Mission Point Resort to participate in the 44th 8-Mile Race around Mackinac Island Saturday morning, September 6. About 90 children competed in shorter races, too.  More...

Haunted Theater has Been Frightening Island for 40 Years

Twisted creatures, insect monsters, and spooky depictions of American Indian legends are just some of the features of the Haunted Theater on Mackinac Island. More...

Mackinac Island Residents Learn About the Enbridge Pipeline

The Mackinac Island Community Hall filled with citizens interested in learning more about the Enbridge Pipeline Line 5 that runs on the lake bottom at the Straits of Mackinac Thursday, September 4. More...

Mackinac Island State Park Will Have New Ranger

Mackinac Island State Park will have a new commissioned park ranger who can enforce park rules and state law this fall, according to Mackinac Island State Park Manager Sue Topham. More...

Retired Bishop Spong to Speak at Marquette

Retired Bishop John Shelby Spong, known worldwide for his stands on progressive Christianity and human rights, will present two public lectures Saturday, September 13, in Marquette. An afternoon talk will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. More...

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