August 24, 2018 RSS feed / Top News

News

Senator Gary Peters Raises Concerns About Line 5 at Senate Hearing

“It doesn’t matter where I travel in the state, people are always concerned about Line 5.”  More...

Housing Committee Approves New Townhouse Concepts

Preliminary concepts for a twophase development of 24 townhouses on city-owned land near the airport won approval from the Mackinac Island City Council’s Housing Committee following a presentation by architects and planners Monday, August 20. More...

Rose Lake Pony Club Visits Little Barn for Demonstrations, Workshops

Island children were all smiles as they were given lessons in horsemanship and safe practices - including nutrition, knot tying, and properly leading horses - by members of the Rose Lake Pony Club visiting from the Lansing area at the Little Barn Thu More...

Letters

Well-sourced Facts Are Essential To Responsible Journalism

I want to compliment publisher Wes Maurer, Jr. for his stirring editorial asserting the responsibility of the free press to report the facts. More...

Lake Is Much Clearer, Filtration Plant Finds

Employees of the Mackinac Island Water Filtration Plant this year are seeing a sizeable drop in the levels of turbity, or cloudiness, in the water the plant draws from Lake Huron and treats for consumption on the Island, according to plant manager Al More...

Architects, Designers Share Plans for City Housing Development

Proposed affordable housing on Mackinac Island shows two first-phase buildings, with six housing units in each, that could be constructed near the airport. More...

People

Island Artists Featured in ArtPrize Preview Show

Natalia Wohletz of Mackinac Island is one of 47 artists from the Upper Peninsula selected for the Grand Rapids ArtPrize 10 this fall. She is entering linoleum block prints of Island scenes. A display of 70 works from 42 of the 47 U.P.  More...

Fort Mackinac’s Role During Civil War Is Focus of Program

Fort Mackinac’s role during the Civil War will be the focus of a special weekend series of programming Friday, August 24, and Saturday, August 25. More...

Columnists

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Margaret Doud, our Mackinac Island columnist, is recovering from surgery and will not have a column this week. She will return as soon as possible. Like all of our readers, we will miss her and send good wishes for a speedy recovery and good health. More...

HORSE TALES

Jack, a Dark Feathered Roan, Takes Visitors for Island Tours

It’s August, and traditionally that means an annual visit for me to Jack’s Livery Stable. Where else can you rent your own horse and carriage for an hour or more and see much of Mackinac Island using horse power, not pedal power? More...

A Look at History

Time Creates Vanishing Roads and Trails on Mackinac Island

Reese Road   More...

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