July 18, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Historic Round Island Lighthouse

Daughter of Last Keeper Recalls Life at Lighthouse

Hearing the personal recollections of 89-year-old Gerty Rocheleau, who lived at the Round Island Lighthouse as a child, when her father was the light keeper there, was an unexpected treat for about 200 people who made their way by small boat and wade More...

News

Panel to Discuss Report on Mackinac Island August 12

A panel discussion about the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac at will be held at Community Hall Wednesday, August 12, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. More...

Annex Cottage Will Be Restored Under Musser Family’s New Plan

The Caske Cottage in Hubbard’s Annex will be restored and new rooms will be added. More...

Fleet of 250+ Yachts to Sail for Island in Bell’s Bayview Race

More than 250 boats are registered to participate in the 91st annual Bell’s Bayview Race to Mackinac Island beginning Saturday, July 18.  “This is the largest [number] of boats that the race has seen in 15 years,” said Bayview More...

Peace Garden Ceremony Is Saturday

The Peace Garden in Marquette Park, which commemorates the 200 years of peaceful relations between the United States and Canada following the War of 1812, will be dedicated Saturday, July 18, at 7 p.m.  More...

Report: Ban Heavy Crude Oil in Straits Line

The Recommendations Are a Good Start, Say Environmental Groups, Who Want to See Assurances of Action

Prohibiting the Enbridge Line 5 petroleum pipeline from carrying heavy crude through the Straits of Mackinac tops the list of 13 recommendations released by the Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force Tuesday, July 14. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Snyder Upbeat on Northern Economy

Governor Rick Snyder, while attending the National Cherry Festival Saturday, expressed optimism about the Up North economy, vowed “more relentless positive action” for a funding fix on roads, and said he has no second thoughts about remov More...

Nature Notes

White-Tail Deer Sighting on Island

For years, we have told people that there are no deer on Mackinac Island. There are plenty of deer on Bois Blanc Island and Round Island, as well as the surrounding mainland, but not, usually, on Mackinac. More...

HORSE TALES

Cupid Does Live Here, by Jove!

It was a sunny, busy, and hot afternoon when I went to pick up my bicycle from the repair shop. I also had to retrieve other assorted paraphernalia, so I was out back behind the shop of Mackinac Wheels, not far from the Yoder Dock.  More...

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