2014-07-12

Music in the Park to Feature Jetty Rae July 17



Singer songwriter Jetty Rae of Ann Arbor, who grew up in Char- levoix, will be the next performer featured in Music in the Park series Thursday, July 17. She has been singing, recording, and touring for 10 years, and has released five albums. The concert will be at 8 p.m. in Marquette Park and is free and open to the […]

Bunker Named to CMU Dean’s List



Marie Bunker was named to Central Michigan University’s dean’s list for the 2014 spring semester. She is the daughter of Jennifer Bunker and Shanrod Nichols and granddaughter of Ike and Elaine Bunker, all of Mackinac Island.

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results



In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 9, Jane Winston placed first, Toots Gillespie placed second, and Amelia Musser placed third.

Families Have Fun at Children’s Games on Fourth of July



Williamson Claims Top Prize With 26 Stone Skips July 4

Professionals, Amateurs Compete at Stone Skipping, and for Many, It’s a Family Affair

Four competitions marked stone skipping action Friday, July 4 off Windermere Point, including: the Gerplunking Competition for young children, who competed to make the loudest splash in the water; the young amateur contest for youth up to 12 years old; the old amateur contest for anyone over 13 years old, and the professional match. Mike “Airtight Alibi” Williamson of Crest […]

The Joy of Skipping Stones Draws Competitors Back to Island Shore



Fort Interpreters Share The ‘Most Patriotic’ Fourth Of July Celebration



Those who celebrated Fourth of July at Fort Mackinac experienced the holiday the same way soldiers did from America’s beginning. “Being at the Fort today is the greatest, most patriotic way possible to celebrate the Fourth of July,” said Fort Mackinac lead interpreter Niall Farley. “You come here to live history that’s almost as old as the nation itself.” Dressed […]

Mackinac Island Arts Council Exhibit Features Handmade Puppets



A new exhibit at the Center for the Arts features handmade puppets from Detroit-based puppet company PuppetArt. The 19 pieces feature stylized characters, mythical creatures, and fantastical animals constructed of papier mache, fabric, and other materials. The puppets will be on display in the Center for the Arts, in Mission Point Theater, from July 1 to August 1. In conjunction […]

Sarah Dehring, Alma Scots Host Volleyball Clinic at Mackinac Island



Members of the Mackinac Island Lakers, St. Ignace Saints, Pickford Panthers, and Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils volleyball teams took part in the clinic on Mackinac Island. They included (not in order) Kyra Kolatski and Peyton Waaso of the Lakers; Sarah Smith, Madison Beatty, Alysse Bentley, Shelby Ingalls, Taylor St. Onge, Tara Bunker, Whitney Taylor, Sheridan Bigger, Brianna McLennan, Emma […]

Nature Notes

Woodchuck Encounter Turns Talk to Arrival on Island


This summer, two friends have had encounters with woodchucks, and one of them, Betty Murcko, sent me some wonderful pictures that I wanted to share. Seeing the photographs got me thinking that I don’t remember ever seeing woodchucks when I was growing up on Mackinac Island in the 1960s and 1970s. They are certainly native to northern Michigan and the […]