September 1, 2018 RSS feed / Top News

New Rules for Sept. 3 Bridge Walk

A Michigan tradition for more than six decades will get a new twist Monday morning, September 3, as the 61st annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk introduces a new format that will allow participants to leave from either end of the bridge in St. More...

News

Private John Francis Receives Military Headstone This Summer

Private John Francis received a military headstone this August, recognizing his years of service in the United States Army, fighting in the Indians Wars and stationed at Fort Mackinac. More...

Council Raises Concerns About Housing Project; Sept. 5 Meeting Scheduled

Questions over the city’s affordable housing project on Green Shed Lane prompted the City Council to schedule a special meeting Wednesday, September 5, at 4 p.m. in the council chambers at Community Hall.  More...

Last Yacht Race Is September 1

Horn’s Bar Labor Day Regatta will be Saturday, September 1, and boats will begin at 1:10 p.m. This will be the last race held by the Mackinac Island Yacht Club this year. Races usually last 1.5 to 3 hours. More...

Sports

Wawashkamo Ladies League Ends 2018 Golf Season

Members of the Wawashkamo Ladies Golf League pose at the end of their season. More...

Auction Raises $137k for Medical Center

The Grand Hotel Theater was packed Sunday night, August 26, for the annual Mackinac Island Medical Center Auction, a beloved late-summer event. More...

School Begins Tues. With Welcome Picnic

Students will begin classes at Mackinac Island Public School Tuesday, September 4, following summer recess, and all members of the community are invited to attend a back-to-school cookout Tuesday at noon in the school yard.  More...

People

Pereny Completes Paramedic Program at Lake Superior State University

Trey Pereny describes himself as a late bloomer when it comes to education, but he has found his true calling as a budding paramedic who is attending school to assist the Island community and save lives.  More...

Island Author Peter Marabell Debuts New Russo Mystery Novel

The latest installment in the Michael Russo Mystery series, “Death Lease” by Island author Peter Marabell is awash in murder, deception, and forgery.  More...

Columnists

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

We received some much-needed rain and Mackinac is now green and lush. The flowers all over the Island are really at their peak. The hydrangeas are just gorgeous and so large. More...

A Look at History

Labor Day and the Closure of Fort Mackinac as an Active Base

Fort Mackinac   In the United States, the first Monday in September is Labor Day. For the people of the Straits of Mackinac, this is a joyful day to celebrate our Mackinac Bridge and its history and heritage. More...

Nature Notes

Goldenrod, Aster Mark End of Summer

Summer has flown by with incredible swiftness. Summer has passed. It doesn’t mean that September won’t be wonderful. It is just going to be different than the summer. More...

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