2018-07-07 / Columnists

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

BY MARGARET DOUD

The weather has been very hot for Mackinac. On Sunday, July 1, a storm rolled by the Island and, afterwards, a double rainbow appeared and was just beautiful over the Straits of Mackinac.

It has been a very busy week with many people visiting Mackinac. Folks enjoyed biking, hiking, taking a ride in a surrey with the fringe on top, or horseback riding. Everyone was preparing for the Fourth of July festivities.

On a beautiful Saturday, June 30, morning, family and friends gathered at the home of Mike Bradley, with Mackinac Marine Rescue and David Levy’s boat off shore, for the memorial service for the late Mike “Iggy” Bradley. On Marine Rescue were Dan Wightman, Mike’s best friend, Sam Barnwell, Mike Olson, Dennis Bradley, Jr., and daughter, Mike’s son, Greg, Fr. Jim Williams, and Mayor Margaret Doud. Fr. Jim officiated at the service and Mayor Doud spoke about Mike’s dedication to family and community. Dennis Bradley, Sr. was alongside Marine Rescue in a kayak and took the special wooden box to Ben Mosley, who dove underwater and placed Mike in his final resting place on the shore of Mackinac as white flowers were thrown in the water. It was a very moving ceremony. May Mike rest in peace.


At right: Maddie Gamble of Mackinac Island was presented with a special award and trophy Friday, June 29, during the St. Ignace Car Show brunch by event founder Ed Reavie. He complimented her for her passion for automobiles and said that she and other young enthusiasts like her will be the feature of automotive hobbies and events like this one. Madison entered her Coca-Colathemed miniature recreation of a 1908 Ford in the following day’s car show, displaying it alongside several cars that once belonged to her late father, Mike Gamble. At right: Maddie Gamble of Mackinac Island was presented with a special award and trophy Friday, June 29, during the St. Ignace Car Show brunch by event founder Ed Reavie. He complimented her for her passion for automobiles and said that she and other young enthusiasts like her will be the feature of automotive hobbies and events like this one. Madison entered her Coca-Colathemed miniature recreation of a 1908 Ford in the following day’s car show, displaying it alongside several cars that once belonged to her late father, Mike Gamble. Happy 65th anniversary to Betty and Peyton Hutchison July 8. Have a wonderful day!


A collection of cars belonging to the late Mike Gamble, Sr. of Mackinac Island were displayed during the St. Ignace Car Show Saturday, June 30. Mr. Gamble’s 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, pictured here, took part in both the June car shows at St. Ignace, with his 1918 Ford Model T and a 1928 Ford Model A (not pictured) joining it in the city’s main show June 30. Mr. Gamble’s cars were displayed near the corner of State Street and High Street in the spot where he traditionally parked them at the show. A collection of cars belonging to the late Mike Gamble, Sr. of Mackinac Island were displayed during the St. Ignace Car Show Saturday, June 30. Mr. Gamble’s 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air, pictured here, took part in both the June car shows at St. Ignace, with his 1918 Ford Model T and a 1928 Ford Model A (not pictured) joining it in the city’s main show June 30. Mr. Gamble’s cars were displayed near the corner of State Street and High Street in the spot where he traditionally parked them at the show. At 4 p.m. Saturday, June 30, on a perfect Mackinac day, Lake Sweet and John Wininger were united in marriage in Grand Hotel’s Tea Garden. It was a beautiful setting as the radiant bride was escorted by her parents, Steve Sweet and Laura Eiseler, to meet her bridegroom. Family and friends traveled from far and near to join Lake and John on their special day. A delightful reception followed at the Mackinac Island Yacht Club. Congratulations to Lake and John for many years of good health and happiness.


At left: Ken Styburski (center) of Mackinac Island accepts a Top 40 award during the ceremony concluding the St. Ignace Car Show from longtime car show staple and judge “Top Hat” John Jendza III (left) and St. Ignace Visitors Bureau Executive Director Quincy Ranville. Mr. Styburski won the prize for his heavily-optioned 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS. The car has been in his family since 1983. At left: Ken Styburski (center) of Mackinac Island accepts a Top 40 award during the ceremony concluding the St. Ignace Car Show from longtime car show staple and judge “Top Hat” John Jendza III (left) and St. Ignace Visitors Bureau Executive Director Quincy Ranville. Mr. Styburski won the prize for his heavily-optioned 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS. The car has been in his family since 1983. Congratulations to Lorna Straus, who received a plaque at the Wawashkamo opening party Saturday, June 30, for her 30 years of service to the Wawashkamo Golf Club board of directors.

Kathy and Tom Lewand entertained all their children and grandchildren over the Fourth of July holiday. They are having lots of fun!

Happy birthday to Tom Chambers July 8, Jim Murray July 15, Frank Bloswick, Jr. and Eric St. Onge July 17. Have a great day!

Mark your calendar for the annual Medical Center Auction Sunday, August 26, at Grand Hotel. Any donations would be greatly appreciated and may be dropped off at the Mackinac Island Medical Center.

The Reverend Dan and Beth Hans will enjoy a visit from their daughter and family, Amy, Will, two-year-old Wesley, and birthday boy Wally. Wally will celebrate his fourth birthday July 14. The family lives in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Nice to see you visiting Mackinac.

Happy belated first anniversary to Jill and Tate Gilpin June 30. Best wishes from Island friends.

Jeff, Peggy, and Nicholas Naber joined the Bynoe family for the Fourth of July holiday.

Jennifer and David Karhoff of Findlay, Ohio, are visiting Mackinac for two weeks. Lucas, who is an engineer on the James R. Barker, will join them on the Island.

Kitty Schadel of Buffalo and her daughter, Cathy, from Chicago, are enjoying their home on Bourisaw Lane.

Members of the McCourt family joined Mary McCourt Dufina for a family gathering this past weekend. A great time was enjoyed by all.

The memory of the late Mike Gamble, Sr. lived on during the recent car show in St. Ignace. His antique fire truck won a plaque and a trophy, and his daughter Maddie accepted them. Congratulations from Island friends!

Enjoy your week!

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