August 1, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

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Equestrians Will Display Talents at Free Horse Show Saturday

Equestrians of all ages will participate in Mackinac Island’s 45th annual horse show Saturday, August 1, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center on British Landing Road. More...

Oil Pipeline Report Is Focus Of Forum at Community Hall

A public forum on the state’s task force report on the Enbridge petroleum pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac will be Wednesday, August 12, at Community Hall on Market Street. More...

Allen Has Role in ‘Don Giovanni’ Concert at Grand Hotel August 11

Glenn Seven Allen of Mackinac Island will be among the performers when Mackinac Island Community Foundation presents Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” a production of Soo Opera Theatre, Tuesday, August 11, at 5 p.m. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Stabenow, Peters Make Waves on Capitol Hill

Michigan senators long have made waves in national politics, starting with Democrat Lewis Cass, who was territorial governor, U.S. Secretary of War, and presidential candidate before being Michigan’s fifth senator (1845 to 1848).  More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather was ideal for the many visitors who came to Mackinac Island this week. They enjoyed biking, hiking, riding horses, or sitting back relaxing in a surrey with the fringe on the top. More...

HORSE TALES

Unique Horse-drawn Brake Used for Training Coach Horses

Mackinac Island still is a home for some antique and unusual carriages. Some remain in both private and state-owned barns, while others can be seen in two carriage museums. Perhaps to some, the vehicle known as a brake is the most unique. More...

Native American Culture To Take on New Role At Island State Park

Two upcoming projects at Mackinac Island State Park will formally interpret Native American culture there for the first time. More...

300 Years at Michilimackinac

This Year’s Tricentennial Celebrates Cultures Coming Together

This year marks the 300th anniversary of the construction of Fort Michilimackinac, and Mackinac State Historic Parks has been using this summer as a way to celebrate and explore its history through special programming. More...

People

BIRTH

Samuel Stillwagon

Amanda Makowski and Ben Stillwagon, both of Beaverton, announce the birth of their son, Samuel Douglas Stillwagon, born Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland. More...

Obituaries

William France

William R. France, of Cheboygan, enjoyed a career with Michigan State Police, and served as commander of the post at St. Ignace for a time, as well as chief of police on Mackinac Island from 1975 to 1976. Mr. More...