September 2, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

News

Three-day Jazz Festival To Begin This Friday at Grand Hotel

Percussionist Jason Marsalis of the famed Marsalis musical family, jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves, and vocalist, songwriter, and bandleader John Pizzarelli, Jr. More...

Mr. B and Team Bike and Tow Piano for Jazz Festival

In an ambitious effort to get a piano to Mackinac Island by human effort to be played there by Mark Braun, also known as “Mr. More...

State Agencies Call for Repair on Line 5 Coating

Governor Rick Snyder and four state agencies are calling for an immediate and aggressive review of Enbridge Energy’s Michigan operations after the company disclosed this week it has found a number of gaps in a protective layer of enamel coating More...

Bridge Span, I-75, Boaters Eyed at Labor Day Walk

Logistics Outlined as Span Will Be Closed During Event This Year

There will be a major change this year at the 60th annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk: The span will be closed to all vehicle traffic from 6:30 a.m. to noon, except for emergency vehicles and buses for walkers.  More...

Swimmers Tow Piano to Island

These swimmers are all smiles as they prepare to tow a 52-foot diving boat, Blue Water, to Mackinac Island from St. Ignace with five other swimmers Tuesday, August 29. More...

Obituaries

Richard ‘Dick’ Alexander

Richard L. “Dick” Alexander, 56, of Mackinaw City, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017, at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.  He was born September 3, 1960, to Thomas and Virginia (nee Cole) Alexander in Cheboygan.  More...

Columnists

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

There is a tinge of fall in the air, but the days remain sunny and very pleasant. The flowers at the entrance to the post office and in front of the police station are just beautiful. It has been a great year for flowers on Mackinac Island.  More...

HORSE TALES

Hardworking Horse Force – Part II

The end of August has turned to September in a very short time. Labor Day weekend is still one of the busiest weekends on Mackinac for the Island’s hardworking horses. More...

Nature Notes

Owls Enjoy Island Woods Year-around

“The wise, old owl lived in an oak. The more he saw, the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Why aren’t we more like that wise old bird.” Anonymous More...

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