No doubt about it, the BIG NEWS of the week is . . . . . . . . the ferry is running! On Tuesday, March 26 – just as the sun was rising – the Arnold Transit Huron arrived at the island. Islanders are very excited to once more have ferry transportation!
Even though there’s lots of snow on the ground and the temps are still very chilly, the annual Cawthorne’s Village Inn Easter Egg Hunt went on as planned today.
Mackinac news straight from Jeannette Doud’s column in The Town Crier:
- AT 12:01 a.m. Monday, March 25, the 1,000-foot Paul R. Treugurtha officially opened the 2013 shipping season at the Soo Locks for upbound traffic. The Roger Blough will be the first freighter downbound from Lake Superior.
- The Grand Hotel is preparing for the 2013 season with its first arrival of staff this week. The hotel will have a soft opening on April 26, and the official opening will be May 2, followed right away by the Titanic Weekend on May 3 and 4.
- Elementary school students at the Mackinac Island Public School have been learning about manners, and on March 21 they practiced what they had learned. The children took part in a fancy dinner at the Village Inn, then returned back to the school for a dance and sleepover. What fun!
And Now Presenting . . . . . The CLARK BLOSWICK Photography Exhibition
Clark posted so many photographs this week that I just decided to make this an exclusive Clark Bloswick post. Fantastic photography from everywhere on the Island!
Hoping everyone has had a beautiful Easter Sunday. We didn’t have any family home, so after sunrise service and breakfast, we loaded up Maddie and Bear and headed for the state park for a 2-mile walk. It almost hit 80 here this afternoon before cooling off after a little thunderstorm late in the day. I’m pretty sure we’ve seen the last of the 30’s and 40’s until next winter, but we might have a few more days in the 60’s before transitioning straight into summer in the south.
See you next week, good Lord willing. God bless.