2017-02-23 / Columns

Mackinac Island

By Margaret Doud

It feels more like the end of March than the end of February. The bright sun came out and melted a lot of the snow. The temperatures rose to the high 40s Saturday, February 18, and Sunday, February 19. It certainly felt like spring. The sunrises and sunsets have been outstanding, with a variety of colors reflecting off the Straits of Mackinac. It will be interesting to see if March comes in like a lamb or a lion.

We extend deepest sympathy to the family of Mary Dennany Plunkett, 83, who died Wednesday, February 15, at her home in Chicago. Mary was the daughter of the late Jim and Loretta Murray Dennany. She loved Mackinac Island, where she spent many summers during her lifetime. May she rest in peace. An obituary will be published in an upcoming issue of The St. Ignace News.

The Mackinac Island Board of Review will be held Monday, March 27, and Tuesday, March 28, at City Hall.

The annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner will be held Saturday, March 18, at the Community Hall. A complete prime rib or whitefish dinner will be served by chef Tim Leeper. Tickets are still available, so contact Leanne Brodeur or Trish Bunker.

Game four of the Bynoe Hockey Tournament was won by the Mackinac Wings by a score of 5-4 in overtime Wednesday, February 8. Darcy Brodeur-Bunker was named Most Valuable Player. The St. Ignace Storms beat the Mackinac Wings 8-4 Wednesday, February 15. June Campbell was named Most Valuable Player. Game six will be played Wednesday, February 22.

Happy birthday to Craig Bunker March 2, Val Porter March 4, Gabriel Hepker March 5, and Nancy LaFerier, Bob Andress, and Dale Gallagher March 8. Hope you all enjoy your day.

Ash Wednesday is March 1. Ashes will be distributed from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Ste. Anne’s. Mass will be celebrated at noon.

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation Scholarship Dinner was held Wednesday, February 15. A complete chicken dinner was prepared by chef Shane Moore. More than $2,100 was raised at the fundraiser. We appreciate everyone who worked to make this event a success.

It was nice to see “Queenie,” the daughter of Sadie, who won best in her breed at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show held Saturday, February 11, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Sadie had won Best of Show at the same show in 2010. Queenie was handled by Gabriel Rangel. She is owned by Amelia Musser.

Members of the Mackinac Island Fire Department received training from five Detroit firemen Saturday, February 11. It was a great day and everyone learned a lot. We appreciate the Detroit firemen for traveling to Mackinac for the training.

The final Twilight Turtle Trek is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, at 5:30 p.m. starting at Greany Grove.

Jamie Bynoe and Patty Schoenborn traveled to Grand Rapids this past weekend to visit their sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Jeff Naber. Everyone had a great time.

We send get-well wishes to Larry LaPine, who suffered a fall and fractured his shoulder. Friends may remember Larry with a card at the following address: Evergreen Living Center, Mackinac Straits Health System, 1140 North State Street, Building B, St. Ignace, MI 49781.

Enjoy your week!

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