2012-06-28

Pink Roadrunner Snaps Up Top Award

1966 Mustang, 1964 Pontiac, Metro Marquette, 1972 Chevelle Also Turn Heads at Antiques Show

The Antiques on the Bay car show was a success this year, according to car owners and visitors. People strolled through the St. Ignace Public Marina Saturday, June 23, enjoying the antique cars and car conversation. Best of Show went to a 1970 panther pink Plymouth Roadrunner, owned by Brian and Karen Wilson of Espanola, Ontario. A crowd favorite was […]

Car Show Packs Weekend Full Of Free Family Fun

Automotive Muscle Roars Into St. Ignace

This weekend, downtown St. Ignace will fill up with shiny cars from a variety of eras for the 36th annual St. Ignace Car Show. The three-day event will feature a Kewadin Casino Cruise Night Thursday evening, June 28, the Down Memory Lane parade Friday evening, June 29, and display of hundreds of custom, vintage, and modified vehicles on State Street […]

Dogs Put Best Paw Forward

To Join Friendly Competition at Bark in the Park

Dogs of all shapes and sizes came to the American Legion Park in St. Ignace Saturday, June 23, to take part in a day of friendly competition. Bark in the Park, hosted by the Mackinac Animal Aid Association, offered owners and their companions a chance to spend time with friends, neighbors, and family. Thirty-six dogs registered for the competitions, although […]

Hospital Gets Manoogian Grant

Kiwanis Club Pledges $10,500; Community Shows Strong Support of Challenge

A challenge to raise $400,000 in six months to help pay for community health care facilities was met with a deluge of support and was met Monday, June 18. Jane and Richard Manoogian of Mackinac Island pledged $200,000 to the Mackinac Straits Health System Foundation in December if the community would give twice that. The money will be used to […]

‘I’ve Always Wanted To Do Exactly What I Am Doing,’ Says Top Hat John

Guest Of Honor Jendza Turns Automotive Talents Into A Lifelong Career

The guest of honor at this year’s St. Ignace Car Show claims he has never owned more than 11 cars at one time. It’s “Top Hat” John Joseph Jendza III, known in town for his announcement of cars at the car show parade. Show organizer Ed Reavie said Mr. Jendza was an easy choice as guest of honor. “He’s just […]

Classic Cars, Classic Skit: Clowns Entertain Crowd in ‘Down Memory Lane’



The St. Ignace Fire Department will cruise along State Street in the Down Memory Lane parade Friday night, June 29, in their 1929 Model A Ford and clown costumes. Their clown skit, essentially unchanged for 50 years, has become a crowd favorite. In fact, the crowds won’t let them stop performing the skit, said Robert St. Louis, an experienced fire […]

Michigan Politics

Michigan Races Heat Up


Sparked in part by recent campaigning here by President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, Michigan is getting increased notice as a swing state in the presidential election where latest polling suggests a dead heat. But not to be overlooked are Michigan’s sprightly congressional races, some of which downstate are getting national attention. Also, the GOP challenge of two-term […]

St. Ignace Hospitality Exceptional During Game



To the Editor: The St. Ignace community did an excellent job mixing the excitement of youth with the experience of their elders Saturday, and it was incredible how it all came together. While a batch of glorious old cars filled the downtown streets with the Antiques on the Bay car show and Great Race, some of the best young athletes […]

For the Record



Cyclists riding from St. Ignace to Sault Ste. Marie to combat childhood obesity in the June 21 story, “Youth Take On 47-mile Bicycle Ride,” did not stop for lunch in Hessel, as reported. They took a break in Rudyard before continuing to Sault Ste. Marie.

St. Ignace Offers Weekly Farmers Market