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First Solar-Powered Boat Navigating The Great Loop Makes Island Visit

An unusual vessel its skipper says is the first entirely solar powered boat to cruise the Great Lakes made an August 14 stop at Mackinac Island in the midst of a 15,000-mile journey along America’s Great Loop Waterway. More...

Bike Auctions Are Unique to Mackinac Island

Police on Mackinac Island don’t issue tickets to speeding car drivers, but they do enforce a number of laws that regulate the use of bicycles and deal with theft, parking violations, and careless riding.  More...

Ongoing Use of Forklift at Dock Draws City Scrutiny

The Mackinac Island Streets and Sidewalks Committee took no action in an ongoing issue involving the use of a forklift to load or unload materials from drays at the Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry dock at an August 7 meeting, but discussed the More...

Columnists

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The flowers all over Mackinac Island are absolutely outstanding, especially the hollyhocks in a variety of colors. They make Mackinac more beautiful and special. More...

HORSE TALES

At one time, the most popular thing to watch on television was a western. Inevitably, one would see some scene with a buckboard wagon and a horse, going through town or pulling up to the ranch. On Mackinac, too, we have a few buckboards.  More...

Nature Notes

Examining Our Mackinac Island Forests

Several people have commented to me on the condition of our woods and wonder what is happening to many of the trees on Mackinac. More...

Plan for New Apartments and Homes Gaining Momentum

Consultants are recommending a building with 12 two-bedroom apartments as two Mackinac Island housing committees push forward with efforts to meet the need for more affordable, year-around housing – both individual homes and apartments - for em More...

Players Enjoy Classic Golf

At left: Players with equipment from an earlier era participated in the Wawashkamo National Hickory Stick Classic tournament August 11 and 12 at Wawashkamo Golf Links. More...

People

Belonga Receives Floral Symposium Scholarship

Samantha Belonga, a designer and wedding consultant at St. Ignace In Bloom in St. Ignace, was one of the 2017 Symposium Scholarship recipients announced by the American Institute of Floral Designers Foundation (AIFD). Mrs.  More...

ENGAGEMENT

Frazier, Crandle To Wed

Anthony and Tammy Frazier of Mackinac Island announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassandra, of Grand Rapids, to Lucas Crandle of Grand Rapids, the son of Jeff and Laura Crandle of Spring Lake.  Miss Frazier is a 2016 graduate of Grand Val More...

Sports

Forty Island Children Participate in August Basketball Camp

Forty children participated in this year’s Mackinac Island Basketball Camp, the largest number Mackinac Public School basketball coach Mary Patay has seen at the annual skills, sportsmanship, and team play training sessions.  More...

Children Enjoy Wawashkamo Junior Golf Camp

At right: Participants in this summer’s Wawashkamo Junior Golf Camp are (back row, from left) Dominic Morse, Leon Sehoyan, Mabel Styburski, Chuck Olson, Keegan McManus; (middle) Aidan Ogle, And More...

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