July 25, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

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MSHS Signs Affiliation Agreement with Munson Healthcare

Mackinac Straits Health System and Munson Healthcare have formed an affiliation that grants St. Ignace access to a broad range of Munson services. More...

City Is Still Involved in Electricity Litigation, Tries to Limit Costs

The Mackinac Island City Council learned Wednesday, July 22, that it is still involved in ongoing electricity legal matters, but warned its utility attorney to limit costs as much as possible. More...

Carole Erbel Variance Finds Support From Zoning Board

The Mackinac Island Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) gave Carole Erbel a variance to expand her house at 7243 Spring Street Wednesday, July 22. More...

New Program to Help Remove Invasive Trees

While a grassroots initiative over the past decade has significantly slowed the spread of invasive Norway maples in Mackinac Island forests, a new initiative started by the Environmental and Natural Resources Board of Advisors at the Mackinac Island More...

Bayview Yachts Grace Island Harbor

Il Mostro, Flying Buffalo, Triceratops Are Top Finishers in Sailing Race

Shamrock, which placed ninth in Class O Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, flies a large American flag in the Mackinac Island State Harbor, surrounded by other yachts that filled the harbor aft More...

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Michigan Politics

Task Force Makes Good Start on Straits Pipeline Woes

Although some environmentalists say they do not go far enough, task force recommendations by Attorney General Bill Schuette and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Director Dan Wyant had a good opening salvo against threats posed by Enbridge More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather this past week has been just beautiful, with bright, sunny days and cool nights. The weather is absolutely ideal for the flowers and they are just stunning all over the Island. More...

Nature Notes

Golden Lungwort: One of the Invasive Floral Species Seen on Island

In my 1995 master’s thesis, “A Floristic Study of the Vascular Plants of Mackinac Island, Mackinac County, Michigan,” one of the things I discovered was that about 28% of the nearly 600 species of vascular plants (those having condu More...

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