Rayment, Orr, Callewaert Are Top Tournament Golfers

At the Member Mixed Golf Tournament Wednesday, August 18, at Wawashkamo Golf Club, Terry Rayment, Sandra Orr, and Mary Callewaert came in first with a score of 30. In second place with a score of 31 were Gary Cousino, Dave Sheppard, Toots Gillespie, and Carole Erbel. Third place went to Jack Dehring, Larry Berke, and Michelle Stuck, who had a […]

Island Student Adrienne Rilenge Improves Skills at Music Camp

Mackinac Island ninthgrade student Adrienne Rilenge improved her singing voice this summer at the Interlochen Center for the Arts near Traverse City. Miss Rilenge spent three weeks from July 18 to August 9 at vocal arts and music theater camp. The camp draws students from around the world to participate in the study of music, theater, dance, visual art, creative […]

Island Airport Closure Date Moved to September 14

The Mackinac Island Airport closure has been changed to begin Tuesday, September 14, rather than the previously announced date of Monday, September 13. The airport will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, through Friday, September 17. Contractors will be making repairs to the runway. The runway will be open before and after those hours each […]

Community Welcome To Attend School Picnic Tues.

For Mackinac Island students the 2010-11 school year will begin Tuesday, September 7, with a half day of classes, followed by a community picnic and performances by local entertainers. The picnic will begin at noon in the school’s playground area and the public is invited to attend. The traditional picnic welcomes students as they begin the new school year.

Croghan Painting Joins Health Center Collection

One of Melissa Croghan’s oil paintings will be part of the permanent collection at University of Connecticut Health Center in Connecticut. As part of a project that highlights the healing power of art, the hospital fills its patient rooms and halls with artwork. Ms. Croghan’s will be part of “The Connecticut Collection,” which includes paintings by Wolfgang Behl and Alexander […]

Geimer, Murray

Emily Jo Geimer and Shaun Michael Murray of Toledo, Ohio, were united in marriage Saturday, August 7, 2010, at Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church on Mackinac Island, with Father Jim Williams officiating. Parents of the couple are Phillip R. and Linda Geimer, Larry and Vickie Rumschlag of Decatur, Indiana, and Walter J. and Reinette Murray of St. Ignace. Bridesmaids were Leslie […]

Jewish Congregation Hosts New Year’s Services

The Jewish congregation of Mackinac Island, Kehillat Hatzav Hagadol, will hold Rosh Hashanah New Year’s services this year with a visiting rabbi. Morning services will be September 9 and 10, and Sabbath morning services will be September 11, all at Trinity Episcopal Church parish hall. Rabbi David Shepherd will conduct the services, which includes the blowing of the shofar (ram’s […]

Becki Barnwell, Bill Murcko, Mary Bea McWatters Display Art

Three local artists, Becki Barnwell,Bill Murcko, and Mary Bea McWatters, are displaying their artwork at the Mackinac Island Public Library throughout September. The opening reception will be Friday, September 3, and the show brings together the unique styles of each artist together under one roof. Becki Barnwell Becki Barnwell will be showing eight prints of her botanical watercolors. Three of […]

Jazz Festival To Feature ‘Trombone Shorty’

Manhattan Transfer, The Four Freshmen To Perform

Grand Hotel’s Tea Garden will come alive with the sounds of jazz over the Labor Day holiday weekend with performances by renowned American classics Manhattan Transfer and The Four Freshmen. Headlining this year’s festival is Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and Orleans Avenue. Mr. Andrews, who is from New Orleans, is a singer, songwriter, and is equally masterful with both the […]

Island Deliberates Ferry Franchises, Property Purchase

Two Decisions Face Officials, and Both Would Give City Better Control Over Access, They Say

Mackinac Island has an opportunity to shape the future of public access to the Island, say city officials, with a chance to purchase harbor property in three communities and a franchise with three boat lines that expires in six months. Last winter, the city learned from its attorneys that, if it wanted, it could franchise only one boat line to […]