September 5, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

For Glen Bulgin, Life Is Lived In a Spirit of Service

For 25 years, Glen Bulgin has been a fixture at Grand Hotel, serving guests with his warm, kind, and compassionate spirit. It is often joked that he is the recipient of the most hugs, and Mr. More...

News

Free Mercury Recycling Now Available Through September

Free collection of mercury, a hazardous element, will be available to residents and businesses in Michigan through September through a program offered by US Ecology, Inc. More...

Labor Day Regatta Is Sunday, September 6

The Horn’s Bar Labor Day Regatta, the last sailboat race of the season, will be Sunday, September 6. More...

Bridge Walkers, Swimmers, Protesters to Gather at Straits Monday

Good Weather Is Expected for Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk

Labor Day Mackinac Bridge walkers can expect a nice day for their excursion Monday, September 7, with the long-range forecast showing some clouds, temperatures in the 70s, and a small chance of rain in the afternoon. More...

Letters

Condo Construction Is a Poor Decision

To the Editor: Terrible decision making. Plans for condos next to my property [are] way too big for the lot – 20 feet on each side should have come off. Way too tall of a building More...

Emergency Plans: Island Rescue Boat Only Part of the Picture

Mackinac County has important features that need protecting, police say, like the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge, and a network of plans, agencies, and equipment keep people safe in situations ranging from traffic accidents to terrorist More...

Jazz at Grand Hotel

Sandoval Headlines Festival

The Labor Day Jazz Festival at Grand Hotel is this weekend, Friday evening, September 4, through Sunday afternoon, September 6. The festival is marked by a series of concerts in the Grand Hotel Tea Garden and Theater. More...

Sports

Lakers Sweep Concord; 4-0 On Soccer Season

The Mackinac Island Lakers continued honing their offensive and defensive skills with a sweep over Concord 6-0 and 7-0 Wednesday, August 26.  Christian Styburski remains perfect in goal for the Lakers, posting his fourth consecutive shutout win. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Hot Presidential Campaign Trumped By State Issues

Increasingly, Michigan is becoming a hot spot in the GOP primary season of the 2016 presidential campaign, including recent state campaign visits by a swarm of candidates and large contributions from here approaching a total of $4 million by the stat More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Dental Restoration: Studying the Technologies Behind Implants, Crowns

Tooth decay and tooth loss can become a real problem for many of us. Fluoridation of water has played a great role in dental health, yet the maintenance of dental health and hygiene remains a public health problem. More...

Nature Notes

Effects of a Dry Summer Can Be Seen Throughout Island

During July of this year, I bet a lot of the plants on Mackinac Island were sharing this sentiment from the “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Here we are on an Island, surrounded by two of the upper Great Lakes. More...

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