August 12, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Mac To Mac Race Will Take Place August 12

All boats are invited to participate in the third annual Mission Point Mac to Mac Regatta, which runs from the Island past the Mackinac Bridge and back again, to be held Saturday, August 12,  More...

Councils Discuss Bay Closure for St. Ignace Pond Hockey Ice

Year-around Mackinac Island residents want ferry service to the mainland to continue as far into winter as possible, but by January, St. More...

Michigan DEQ Hears Public Input Concerning Enbridge Permit

During a public hearing in St. More...

DNR Says Line 5 Study Failed To Highlight Key Issues

More information about environmental impacts of an oil spill at the Straits of Mackinac should have been included in the draft report by Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems, some state officials say. More...

Public Responds to Line 5 State Report

Citizens, environmental groups, and Enbridge employees responded to the Alternatives Analysis Report for Line 5 under the Straits of Mackinac Tuesday evening, July 25, at St. Ignace. More...

Public Meeting Calendar

Monday, August 14  • Ordinance Committee, 3:15 p.m., City Hall.  Wednesday, August 16  • Cemetery Board, 10 a.m., Ste. More...

Obituaries

William Allen

William Thomas Allen of Mackinac Island and Sarasota died at VitalCare’s Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, Petoskey, Monday, August 7, 2017, at the age of 94. More...

Full-time City Employees Entitled to Personal Days

Full-time employees of the City of Mackinac Island will be entitled to paid vacations, sick leave, and to attend the funerals of immediate family members under an amendment to the city’s salaries ordinance unanimously adopted at an August 2 mee More...

Decals Memorialize Ferry Worker

November 22, 2016, Collin Rose, an officer with the Wayne State University Police Department in Detroit, was fatally shot following an attempt to stop and question a bicyclist riding in a near-campus area that had experienced an increase in thefts.&n More...

MACKINAC ISLAND YACHT CLUB BRIDGE RESULTS

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 9, Star Crane placed first, Marcia Dunnigan placed second, and Rosalie Roush placed third.   More...

Military C-130 Transport Aircraft Flies Above Area on Training Mission

People on Mackinac Island and St. Ignace who looked skyward at about 6 p.m. Sunday, August 6, had front row seats to watch as a four-engine military C-130 Hercules transport aircraft made several passes above St. Ignace and Lake Huron. More...

Mary Milton Horse Show Brings Community Riders Together

Trotting horses could be heard in Great Turtle Park as riders warmed up for the 2017 Mary Milton Memorial Horse Show, bringing the Mackinac Island equestrian community together last Saturday, August 5.  More...

Black-Capped Chickadees Enjoy Island

The other day, a friend asked me if black-capped chickadees have more than one brood each year because this week she had seen some young fledgling chickadees and thought that it was awfully late for the usual spring brood. More...

Columnists

Debbie Stabenow Seeks Third Team

Michigan Politics

Democrat Debbie Stabenow, whose first elective office was as an Ingham County Commissioner in 1974 at age 24, when her opponent referred to her as “that young broad,” is now, at age 67, poised to seek a third term as Michigan’s seni More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Once again, the weather has been mixed, with sun and rain. The weather was nice this past weekend and Saturday, August 5, the Island was extremely busy. More...

Nature Notes

chy within flocks of chickadees. Winter flocks with chickadees serving as the nucleus contain mated chickadee pairs and nonbreeders, but generally not the offspring of the adult pairs within that flock. More...

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