July 21, 2018 RSS feed / News

Arnold Transit Passenger Era Ends as Straits Express Heads to New York

The last major asset of the former Arnold Transit Company passenger ferry service, the catamaran Straits Express, has been sold to Hornblower Cruises and Events, a California based company that will use the vessel to ferry commuters traveling to and More...

Bradley Family Boasts Four Generations of Firefighters

Firefighters develop family-like bonds owing to the shared duties and stresses of their jobs. A keenness for the work often is passed down through families, too, as 17-year-old Hannah Bradley of Saranac Lake, New York, can attest.  More...

Earthenware Helps Tell Narrative of Trader at Colonial Michilimackinac

The Tuesday, July 17, discovery of a large piece of broken plate, dating to the 1760s, was an exciting find for archeologists at Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City. More...

Round Island Lighthouse Gets New Door To Bolster Security

Round Island Lighthouse is now equipped with a new security door that mimics the design of the original door and will protect the structure from vandals, weather, and wildlife. More...

Local Group, Extreme Duality, To Perform July 29

Flute and bass duo Extreme Duality will be performing Sunday, July 29, at Trinity Episcopal Church. More...

Lighting for Flagpole Atop New Market Street Hotel Raises Concerns

A flagpole atop the Mackinac House, the new hotel under construction on Market Street owned by Bob Benser and Andrew Doud, has raised concerns from a neighbor, who complain that lights shining on the American flag also shine into their windows. More...

Plane Wreckage Found in Mackinac County

Wreckage of a small airplane missing since it took off from Drummond Island in 1997 has been found in the Hiawatha National Forest near St. Ignace. More...

Sailors Face Calm Winds During Slow Bayview Yacht Race

Doug DeVos’s Windquest crossed the Windermere Point finish line first but was a corrected-time seventh for Class A in a slow 94th Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race hampered by light winds. More...

State Releases Line 5 Risk Analysis; Meeting Scheduled for August 13

An expected draft analysis of the impacts of a potential oil spill from Enbridge Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac was released Thursday, July 19, for public comment by the State of Michigan. More...

Community Calendar

July 20  - Friday   • Pilates with the City Recreation Department, Community Hall at 8 a.m. Admission is $10. Bring your own mat.  • Yoga: Flow with the Butterflies, Original Butterfly House and Insect World from 8 a.m. More...

McPherson Named New Chair of Mackinac Straits Health System Board

Christine (nee Rickley) McPherson has been named the new chair of the board of trustees for Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace. She replaces Patrick Shannon, who had served in that role since 2013. Mr. More...

Indigent Care Needs Are Target of Grants for Upper Peninsula

Grant proposals for up to $5,000 to address indigent care needs in the Upper Peninsula are being solicited by Superior Health Foundation, with an application deadline of Tuesday, July 31, at 4 p.m.  More...

MACKINAC ISLAND YACHT CLUB BRIDGE RESULTS

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 18, Jayne Emory placed first, Toots Gillespie placed second, Dick Riel placed third, and Jane Winston placed fourth.   More...

Finkel, McNamara Celebrate ‘Two by Two’ Showing

The mid-summer art exhibition at the Sweetgrass Gallery inside the Fort de Buade Museum in St. Ignace celebrates the work of local artists Paula McNamara-Underwood of St. Ignace and Pam Finkel of Mackinac Island and St. Ignace. More...

The Moxie Strings Next Music in the Park Concert

The Moxie Strings will be performing in Marquette Park at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26. The concert is free and open to the public.   More...

Painting Workshop To Teach Color and Layering Techniques

Painters of all skill levels are welcome to learn techniques that will breathe life into their work at a workshop Wednesday, July 25, led by painter Mary Bea McWatters, at the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum. More...

Photography Workshop Will Be July 23

Nature photography skills will be demonstrated at a workshop taught by Jennifer Wohletz Monday, July 23, at the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum. The session begins at 6 p.m. Registration is $10.   More...

Island Poets Barr, Lenfestey To Share Meditations on Love and Time

In a continuation of the 21st Annual Summer Author Series hosted by the Mackinac Island Public Library, summer residents John Barr and James P. Lenfestey will present and discuss original works of poetry at 4 p.m. Friday, July 27.  More...

Ship Model Crafter Makes Windquest Replica on Display at Chippewa Hotel

Atop a cabinet in the lobby of the Chippewa Hotel sits a model sailboat, a wood replica of Windquest owned by the DeVos family of Grand Rapids. The model was built by George Archer of St. More...

Sail Mackinac Race To Follow Chicago Regatta

Sailors looking to get a view of Mackinac Island can sail in the Sail Mackinac: Round the Island Race Wednesday, July 25. More...

Renovations Continue at Lakewood Cottage Where 2017 Fire Occurred

Repairs and renovations at Lakewood Cottage, owned by Richard and Mary Doud, are continuing a year after the home suffered an extensive fire July 13, 2017. More...

City Considers Fee To Deter Construction Starting Without Permission

To recoup more of the costs associated with architectural and legal reviews, the Mackinac Island Historic District Commission will vote on a proposed new fee structure at its August meeting. More...

Fish Feast Celebration Is Saturday at St. Ignace Marina

Saturday, July 21, St. Ignace will host Fish Feast, honoring the area’s fishing heritage and culture.  A one-mile fun run and a 5K walk/run beginning at 9 a.m. at American Legion Park.   Fish Feast begins at 3:45 p.m. More...

Burst of Late Wind Pushes Bayview Sailors To Finish Line

Competitors in Bayview Yacht Club’s Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island yacht race were forced to utilize every sailing technique in their arsenal, challenged by non-existent winds early on, followed by a burst of wind brought on by a storm. More...

Changes, Cancellations to Recreation Schedule

Activities at the Mackinac Island Public School gymnasium will be cancelled for the rest of the summer to protect its newly finished flooring from scratches and scuffs, according to Superintendent Bob Lohff, who confirmed the decision Wednesday, June More...

Mackinac Island ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE

Friday, July 20   • Will Springsteen at Pink Pony Patio, 3-6 p.m.  • Claire Happel Harp Concert at Grand Hotel, 3:30-5 p.m.  • Piano at Chianti Restaurant at Mission Point Resort, 5-10 p.m.  • Brian Thomas at S More...

Donations to Veterans Wreath Program Sought

American Legion Post #299 of Mackinac Island is seeking donations for the veteran’s wreath laying program. More...

Moments on Mackinac

A column highlighting Mackinac Island visitors.

Dana and Scott Allen of Howell will celebrate their 10th anniversary on Mackinac Island Thursday, July 26. The couple were married at Little Stone Church and had a lunch reception at Grand Hotel. The afternoon was unscheduled, allowing Mrs. More...

Artists, Visitors Mingle During Weekly Market Street Art Walk

A stroll down Market Street on a Friday evening during the summer season offers the opportunity to get in touch with Mackinac Island’s art scene, meet local artists, enjoy refreshments and, if so inclined, pick up a painting, framed photograph, More...

Horse Fun Show For Riders of Different Skill Levels

To help people of all ages improve their horsemanship and presentation skills, the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center will be hosting a Fun Show Saturday, July 21, at 10 a.m.  More...

Click here for digital edition
2018-07-21 digital edition