Round Island Lighthouse Offers Tours

Visitors will be able to tour the Round Island Lighthouse in the Straits of Mackinac for the first time during an Open House Saturday, August 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Open House is hosted by the Hiawatha National Forest, Boy Scout Troop 323 from Freeland, and Friends of the Round Island Lighthouse, Inc. The Round Island Lighthouse […]

Traffic Dips on Mackinac Bridge

Traffic crossing the Mackinac Bridge dipped 3.6% for the month of June, with 413,485 vehicles crossing, while 429,061 crossed during June 2006, reported Robert Sweeney, executive secretary of the Mackinac Bridge Authority. Traffic for 2007 is 4.6% behind last year’s pace, with 1,605,473 vehicles this year, versus 1,682,716 in 2006.

Dr. Steinman Is Honored With Bridge Token

Peter Jacobson, grandson of Dr. David Steinman, is presented with Mackinac Bridge photographs and commemorative tokens honoring his grandfather. An image of Dr. Steinman is on the new commuter token, and the reverse side marks the 50th anniversary of the bridge. Dr. Steinman was the designer and engineer of the bridge. He died three years after the bridge was built. […]

Summer Resident Campaigns To Save Wayne County’s Mounted Patrol

“Tell it to the Horse Marines” – Old Saying I have known Bob and Susie Raisch for close to 20 years. They have a lovely cottage tucked away in the West Bluff Annex, and are the parents of three (now adult) daughters, who always had a soft spot for horses. The girls rode, and enjoyed being around horses, and both […]

Girl Scouts Troop 127 Enjoys High Tea

Girl Scout Troop 127 of Mackinac Island enjoyed high tea at Grand Hotel August 5. Seated, from left, are Diana Dupre, Hailey Armstrong, Adrienne Rilenge, guest Dana Roguska, Meadow Greenlee, Amelia Roe, and Kyra Kolatski; (standing) Christi Dupre, Terry Armstrong, Julie Rilenge, Julie Greenlee, Sandy Roe, and Kim Kolatski.

Annual Benefit Yard Sale Raises $3,000 for Mackinac Island Lilac Care

For the sixth year, the backyard of Pine Cottage on the West Bluff was filled with everything shoppers could imagine Friday, August 3, for a yard sale that raised $3,000 for the Island’s lilacs. The sale was hosted by Jane Manoogian and 25 volunteers from the Mackinac Island Book Club, and merchandise was donated by Island residents and summer cottagers. […]


Rachael Arbib

Rachael Katheryn Arbib was born to Allan and Erika Arbib of Mackinac Island June 26, 2007, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital in Cheboygan. She weighed 9 pounds and measured 21 inches in length. Grandparents are John and Mary Lou Newcomer of Cheboygan and Chantilly, Virginia, Penny Wedding of St. Ignace, and the late Gene Arbib of St. Ignace and Mackinac Island. […]

Ten Events Highlight the Annual Fun and Games Horse Show

Fifteen children participated in 10 events on horseback during the 7th Annual Fun and Games Horse Show Sunday, August 5, at Great Turtle Park. The show drew 40 spectators, with the most popular event being the Egg and Spoon competition, where contestants had to take their horses through their paces while holding an egg on a spoon. The event was […]

Michigan Politics

Cars Are Symbolic in Auto State Campaigns

Cars have had high profile symbolic roles in some of Michigan’s most notable political campaigns. In the 1948 campaign that launched Democratic Governor G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams toward an unprecedented six terms, it was the battered gray DeSoto convertible driven on the trail by his wife, Nancy, former driver for the Red Cross Motor Corps. Williams was an heir to […]

Boats Needed for Straits Swim

Fifty swimmers will attempt to swim across the Straits of Mackinac from St. Ignace to Mackinaw City on Labor Day, Monday, September 3, during the Mackinac Bridge walk, in celebration of the bridge’s 50th anniversary year. The event is coordinated by record-setting marathon swimmer Jim Dreyer. Six power boats are needed to escort the swimmers across the Straits, and three […]