May 21, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Summer Travel Forecast Is Strong

Following an impressive 2015 tourist season that saw significant growth in room assessments, Mackinac Bridge crossings, and overall travel in Michigan, the 2016 summer season should be even better. More...

News

Zoo-de-Mac to Host 27th Bike Bash This Weekend

Bikes of all shapes and sizes will be on Mackinac Island Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 for the 27th annual Zoo-de- Mac bike bash. The riders, who will leave Boyne Highlands Resort ski area parking lot between 7:30 a.m. More...

New Master Plan Maps May be Available for Review at June 1 Meeting

The committee reviewing the Mackinac Island Master Plan is scheduled to meet Wednesday, June 1, at 4:15 p.m. in City Hall. More...

City Outlines Its Goals, to Include Projects at Municipal Buildings

The City of Mackinac Island is projected to have a $120,035 net gain at the end of the 2015- 2016 fiscal year, which will be finalized following the upcoming audit in August. More...

City Considers Widening the Pool of Qualified Firefighters

To alleviate the shortage of firefighters on Mackinac Island, the city will consider amending an ordinance to allow non-residents to volunteer. More...

Knights of Columbus To Convene on Island

More than 1,400 members from the Knights of Columbus will arrive Thursday, May 26, and Friday, May 27, at Grand Hotel for their annual statewide convention. More...

Bicycles Impounded on Island to Be Auctioned Sunday

The annual Mackinac Island Police Department bicycle auction is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, May 22, in the lot behind the Stuart House on Market Street. More...

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Michigan Politics

Michigan’s Past and Present U.S. Senators

Beginning early in statehood, Michigan has had some nationally prominent U.S. senators, starting with the legendary Lewis Cass. We currently have two who are making waves on various fronts. Democrat Cass was territorial governor, held various U.S. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather this spring on Mackinac Island has been unusual. Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, it snowed and the temperature was very chilly. People still came for the weekend and enjoyed all the activities on the Island. More...

HORSE TALES

Popularity of Draft Horses in Michigan

Mackinac Island is synonymous with horses. The majority of the animals who live here are primarily draft horses. Recently I was asked if there were any other places in the state where one could find draft horses similar to these. More...

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