2017-11-23 / Columns

Mackinac Island

By Margaret Doud
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We’ve had a little snow this past week, but it doesn’t last. There has been a lot of construction going on and all the contractors are busy trying to get their work done before it gets very cold. Many folks are hunting or have gone away for Thanksgiving. It’s fun to walk down Market Street at night and see the big turkey lighted on Heather Chambers’ porch. We wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 16, the flag at City Hall was lowered to half-staff in honor of Mona Carley, who passed away November 16 at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. Mona was born and grew up in Sault Ste. Marie. She married Wayne Carley February 11, 1956. She reared three sons, Dan, Jim, and Mike, and one daughter, Deb. Mona came to Mackinac more than 20 years ago, and for the past 20 years, she has been the head cook at the Lenox for Mackinac Island Carriage Tours. She made many friends on the Island throughout the years. One of the highlights of her life for the past 20 years was working in the kitchen for the Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar. She loved visiting with all the folks after a busy summer and listening to her son, Mike, the famous auctioneer. Mike would make her laugh and she would have a great time. Friends and family will miss seeing Mona walking to and from work every day, greeting everyone on her way. Her great smile and positive personality always brightened your day. To honor Mona, her family would like all donations in her memory to be directed to the Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar, c/o First National Bank, P.O. Box 534, Mackinac Island, MI 49757. May Mona always rest in peace on the shores of Mackinac Island. An obituary appears in this issue of The St. Ignace News.


The City of Mackinac Island purchased Kay Hoppenrath’s former home from Andrew Doud and Bob Benser to house employees. The house was cut in two pieces and moved Tuesday, November 7, from Market Street to a city-owned lot on Third Street in Harrisonville. The City of Mackinac Island purchased Kay Hoppenrath’s former home from Andrew Doud and Bob Benser to house employees. The house was cut in two pieces and moved Tuesday, November 7, from Market Street to a city-owned lot on Third Street in Harrisonville. Mark your calendar for Friday, December 8, at 8 p.m., when the Chimney Rock Band will entertain at the Mustang Lounge.


The crew from J&R Building Movers of Petoskey turns the corner at Cadotte Avenue and Market Street. Contractor Jim Francis originally built the house with the assistance of carpenters Wilson and Porky LaPine in 1968. It was the home of Kay Hoppenrath for the next 49 years. The crew from J&R Building Movers of Petoskey turns the corner at Cadotte Avenue and Market Street. Contractor Jim Francis originally built the house with the assistance of carpenters Wilson and Porky LaPine in 1968. It was the home of Kay Hoppenrath for the next 49 years. Caroline LaPine left Mackinac Friday, November 17, for a twoweek visit with her daughter, Millie, in North Carolina.

The seventh annual Turkey Trot will be held Thursday, November 23, at 9:30 a.m. starting at Doud’s Market and then going to Devil’s Kitchen and back. A nonperishable food item may be dropped off at Doud’s Market for the St. Ignace food pantry. This is a great way to get some exercise before the Thanksgiving feast.


Grand Hotel staff removed the light posts from the center of Cadotte Avenue to allow the house to make its way up the hill to Harrisonville. A few tree limbs had to be cut, as well, but care was taken to avoid damaging the trees that line Cadotte Avenue. Grand Hotel staff removed the light posts from the center of Cadotte Avenue to allow the house to make its way up the hill to Harrisonville. A few tree limbs had to be cut, as well, but care was taken to avoid damaging the trees that line Cadotte Avenue. Dennis and Jackie Bradley will travel to Grand Rapids for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Mark Chambers returned to Mackinac Island from visiting Toby Murray in Vermont, and Jody returned from Washington, D.C., where she visited Maggie and her friend, Eric. Both Mark and Jody had a great time.

Jeremy Cox departed Mackinac Island Monday, November 13, for Jackson and Chicago. He will spend the winter in Chicago. Jeremy works at the Island Bookstore during the summer. Have a good winter.

Larry Rickley, Jr. and his daughter, Makayla, traveled to Bois Blanc Island Monday, November 13, to prepare for deer hunting. Good luck and be safe.

Robert Chambers arrived back on the Island this week after spending time in Colorado. He enjoyed attending a Detroit Red Wings game in Detroit. He will join his family for Thanksgiving. He will leave Saturday, December 9, to spend a month in South Africa.

Kevin Leveille traveled to Minnesota Wednesday, November 15, to join his brother, Tim, and his family for Thanksgiving.

Ray Card and his co-pilot, Jasmine, went downstate to enjoy some deer hunting. Have fun and be careful. Ray shot a nice deer, so congratulations to him.

The city Christmas tree will be lit Friday, December 1, at 5 p.m., followed by the opening of the rummage sale at the fire hall.

The Christmas Bazaar is fast approaching and will be held Saturday, December 2, Sunday, December 3, and Monday, December 4. Any donations would be greatly appreciated and may be dropped off at the Mackinac Island Medical Center. Call Trish Martin at (906) 847-3439 if you would like to reserve a wreath or garland. Baked goods are needed for the bake sale. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun.

Matt Myers is hunting near Cross Village. His wife, Anneke, will join him for Thanksgiving at Matt’s parents’ home in Cross Village.

Josh Carley and his friend, Rachel Geer, moved to Petoskey this week. They will work on Mackinac Island, but will reside in Petoskey.

Ken Hardy joined Tim Horn and his son, Leo, at their hunting camp on Bois Blanc Island. Good luck!

Happy Thanksgiving to Gary and Larry LaPine, who are residents of Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace, and also to Smi Horn and Judy Bynoe, who are both patients at Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace.

The Mackinac Marine Rescue boat was taken out of the water Sunday, November 12, and stored for the winter. We appreciate Sam Barnwell and his crew for the excellent service they provide the Mackinac Island community. We also appreciate Belonga Plumbing for all their help.

Jim Pettit and his family will travel to Grand Rapids to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Happy birthday to Anna (nee Rogers) Stott, James Mitchell, and Darcy Brodeur-Bunker November 25, Bev Benjamin November 27, Nancy Chambers LaBorde, Father Jim Williams, and Brynn LaPine November 29, Dr. Bill Chambers November 30, Jen Glashaw December 1, Mack Trayser December 2, and Julye McGreevy December 5. Hope you all enjoy your day.

Sandy Roe and Terri Armstrong enjoyed a vacation to Las Vegas. They had lots of fun.

Sarah (nee Wessel) Proper was very excited on opening day of firearm deer season. She shot her first deer in the pouring rain. Congratulations, Sarah.

We have several happy hunters to report. In the St. Onge camp in Remus, Glenn got an eight-point buck, Jason shot a five-point buck, and Eric got a three-point buck. Clark Bloswick got a nice buck. On Bois Blanc Island, Makayla Rickley got two deer, and in Ishpeming, Jack Kaminen shot his first deer, and his dad, Cory, also got a deer. Congratulations to all the hunters. Stay safe.

Happy belated birthday wishes to Marta Olson November 18. Hope your day was special.

Andrew and Stephanie Mc- Greevy traveled to Manistee to join the Charlie Francis family for Thanksgiving.

Please remember our men and women in the military as we celebrate Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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