September 9, 2017 RSS feed / News

Michael, Melissa Straus Family Celebrates Annex Cottage Centennial

One of the larger parties on Mackinac Island this summer was the open house at Rockwood, the Annex cottage of Melissa and Michael Straus, nestled in the woods among colorful gardens. More...

Freighter Aids in Kayak Rescue in Straits

Two kayakers were pulled from the water west of the Mackinac Bridge Sunday, August 27, after they capsized in strong wind and high waves. A Coast Guard crew from St. Ignace and Mackinac Marine Rescue from Mackinac Island rescued the two men.  More...

Public Meeting Calendar

Tuesday, September 12   • Historic District Commission, 1 p.m., City Hall.  • Planning Commission, Notice of Public Hearing, Request for Zoning Ordinance Amendment (Home Occupation), 3:30 p.m., City Hall.  More...

Jazz Weekend at Grand Hotel Is Festive Reunion for Many

Stephanie and David Dean (left) of Waunakee, Wisconsin, and Suzy Upton of Englewood, Florida, on the Grand Hotel porch. More...

Paddlers Protest Line 5 Pipeline, Citing Environmental Concerns

Mackinaw City was host to a series of September 2 demonstrations against the Enbridge Energy pipeline carrying oil and liquid natural gas through the Straits of Mackinac, beginning with the third-annual Pipe Out Paddle Protest involving kayakers and More...

Anticipated Traffic Snarls Prove Minimal as 25,000 Walk Bridge

An early morning storm, strong wind gusts, and overcast skies didn’t keep approximately 25,000 people from walking the Mackinac Bridge Monday, September 4, during the 60th annual Mackinac Bridge Walk on Labor Day.  More...

Elementary Students Visit Mackinac 7 Exhibit

Elementary school students visit the library to peruse the works in the Mackinac 7 exhibit. Students were to select a favorite work and write a letter to the artists explaining why they liked it. More...

Students Prepare For School Season With Community Picnic

From left, Superintendent Bob Lohff and Shelly McLean serve hamburgers to parent Deb Styburski and school substitute teacher Margo Hessler. More...

Island 4-H Horse Club’s Successful Season Comes to a Close

After a summer filled with equestrian education, riding lessons, and games, the Mackinac Island 4-H Horse Club celebrated the end of the season Thursday, August 24.  More than 30 children participated in the club this year, making it a very succ More...

Celebrating Diversity: Strayer Hosts Pride Bar Crawl

Dressed in colorful tie-dye shirts, feather boas, and glittery wings, about 120 people hopped from bar to bar on Mackinac Island Tuesday, August 29. More...

Free Counseling Improves Access to Solutions

Free behavioral counseling, available from social worker Janet Hess to Island school children for several years, is now being offered to adults in the community by her husband, Chris Hess, with help from a Mackinac Island Community Foundation grant.& More...

No More Duck Pond: Wendell Street Repairs Coming Soon

A pothole on Wendell Street near Mission Point Resort has grown so large ducks are seen swimming in it after a rain, which is why some residents have been referring to it as the “duck pond.”  More...

Piano Recital Is September 10 at Catholic Church

Pianist Emily Grabinski will perform at Ste. Anne Catholic Church Sunday, September 10, at 2 p.m. The solo recital will include classical and contemporary selections.   The event is free and open to the public.   More...

Blue Skies, Nice Weather Set the Scene for Jazz Festival

At right: Grand Hotel Pastry Chef Donna Louwers (left) and assistant Angelli Albufere offer guest Judy Barnes a selection of desserts. Ms. More...

50 Free Wins Labor Day Regatta; Other Boats Struggle in Light Winds

Before the starting gun of the 2017 Horn’s Bar Labor Day Regatta Saturday, September 2, the wind was perfect and conditions were just right for an exciting boat race, according to David Rowe, Mackinac Island Yacht Club Regatta Chairman.  More...

‘This is Michigan’s Future,’ Say Line 5 Protesters at National Rally

Speakers said an oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac could be devastating and cost billions to clean up during a September 2 National Rally and Protest in Mackinaw City against the portion of Energy’s Line 5 that runs beneath the Straits.  More...

Community Gathers for Annual Picnic, Welcoming Students Back

The first day of school picnic was a community affair, as folks gathered for good food and conversation. More...

8-Mile Race Around Island Slated for Saturday

Runners and walkers are getting ready for the annual Mackinac Island Eight-mile Road Race this weekend Saturday, September 9. More...

Fun and Games at End of Summer Celebration

The Mackinac Island Recreation Department held an end-of-summer celebration Saturday, September 2. Children enjoyed crafts, games, and fun before heading back to school. More...

The Joy of Putting With Bob Rosses; Paint and Putt Raises $10,000

Artists and arts enthusiasts spent Labor Day out on the Greens of Mackinac at Mission Point Resort painting scenes and knocking golf balls around in the second annual Paint and Putt fundraiser for Mackinac Arts Council.  More...

MACKINAC ISLAND YACHT CLUB BRIDGE RESULTS

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, September 6, Kay Berke placed first, Janet Stingel placed second, and Nancy Keogh placed third.   More...

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