Mackinac Island Summer Worker Is 2010 Olympic Hopeful

Amy Petrouski’s reputation proceeds her. Whether she’s landscaping or decorating cakes, people on the Island know who she is. Maybe it’s because of her vibrant personality or her all-or-nothing attitude, or it could be the crazy workout she does at five in the morning every day. Residents may also know Ms. Petrouski as Mackinac’s resident bagpipe player. This summer, she […]


Jesse Leach

Jesse Leach of Hessel, who spent much of his life working with horses on Mackinac Island, died following a collision with a sport utility vehicle while riding a four-wheeler Sunday afternoon, August 28, 2005. The accident took place on Poglese Road in Marquette Township. According to the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Department, Mr. Leach, 43, was operating a four-wheel, off-road vehicle […]

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 31, Dorothy Sharer placed first, Howard Burdett placed second, and Susan Bankard placed third.

Bike, Buggy Bridge League Ends Season

The Mackinac Island Bike and Buggy Bridge League celebrated its 32nd year at Grand Hotel Tuesday, August 23, with a final bridge session and an annual business meeting luncheon hosted by hotel owners Amelia and R. D. Musser Jr. First place for the season was Janis Holle and Amelia Musser with 16,700 points. Kay Berke and Nancy Keogh placed second […]

Purdys Celebrate 37th Anniversary on Island

Nancy and Daniel Purdy of Crest Hill, Illinois, celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary Sunday, August 28, on Mackinac Island. They’ve been marking the occasion here for the last five years and would have come sooner, but did not know about the Island before then. “We love Michigan,” said Mrs. Purdy. “St. Ignace, Mackinaw City, and the Island are so quaint,” […]

‘Being a Team Player’ Scores on Coach Cornett’s Court

Basketball was the name of the game August 10 and 11 when Sam Cornett and his family from South Haven came to Mackinac Island to teach players, ages five to 18, the skills of the game. Children were split into two camps, those in grades seven and under met in the morning, and those in grades eight and up met […]

Grand Hotel Director Has New Jazz CD

Just released nationally, the music CD of Alex Graham and the Grand Hotel Orchestra, entitled “Grand, Live in New York,” is being played on radio stations across the county. The CD was recorded last year at the New York City premier jazz club, Smoke, where Mr. Graham once performed, and features vocalist John Boutte. The CD features standards, traditional jazz, […]

Finding Peace Is Subject of Talk With Daniel David

Daniel David was the last speaker in this year’s Illumination 2005 peace lecture series. In a program at Ste. Anne’s August 21 entitled, “War and Peace: What Would Jesus Do?” Mr. David discussed with a small group how best to obtain peace. Using an essay written by Mr. David, “Jesus, the Supreme Pacifist,” the group had a point from which […]

Lighthouse Enthusiasts Meet on Island

Hundreds of lighthouse enthusiasts gathered on Mackinac Island for a reunion and tour of area sentinels Monday, August 29 to Thursday, September 1. The gathering is sponsored by Harbour Lights of San Diego, California, maker of lighthouse reproductions. The annual event is held on the Island to pay tribute to the region’s many lighthouses, and attendees will visit 12 area […]


Vernon Eriksson

The family of Vernon Eriksson brought their beloved husband, father, and grandfather home for burial Wednesday, August 17, on Mackinac, a place he often called the Island Paradise. He and his wife, Meryl, spent many happy years here with Moral Re-Armament, where Vern was always seen overseeing many of the big buildings now known as Mission Point Resort. Services were […]