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Vintage Base Ball Has Long History at Fort Mackinac, Beginning in 1870

Baseball fans can take a step back in time Saturday, July 21, by watching the Fort Mackinac “Never Sweats” play the Mackinaw City “Boys” in a game following rules that would seem strange today.  More...

Seasonal Police Officers Take Up Summer Post on Mackinac Island

The summer season brings additional law enforcement officers to patrol the Island community by bicycle or foot and respond to emergencies, as the number of visitors increases dramatically. More...

Mackinac Island Library Hosts Gallery Reception For Petoskey Artist

“Chill Wave,” an acrylic and glaze on canvas painting depicting churning waves, was a favorite of art fanciers who attended a Thursday,   July 5, opening reception showcasing works by Petoskey artist Mary Bea McWatters that will be o More...

Columnists

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather has been very nice, with blue skies and sunny days. The harbor, with all the beautiful yachts, is a great sight. Saturday, July 7, the cruise ships Pearl Mist and Victory I both docked at the same time. More...

HORSE TALES

Norwegian Fjord Ponies Enjoy Summers on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is often home to some different and unusual breeds of horses. More...

Nature Notes

Mackinac Island Enjoys Healthy Population of American Toads

The other night when I was going out to check on the horses at the barn, I walked out on my front porch and stopped abruptly, as there was a large American toad (about four inches long) on the top step. More...

Sails of Bayview Yacht Racers To Fill Harbor

Organizers Anticipate Slow Sailbot Race This Year

The Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, which annually involves more than 2,500 sailors and draws 75,000 sailing fans, will depart for Mackinac Island with a starting gun at 11:30 a.m. More...

New Recruits Join Ranks of Mackinac Island Fire Department

Seven fire academy graduates were initiated Thursday, July 5, as members of the Mackinac Island Fire Department during the first formal swearing-in ceremony the Island department has hosted. Mayor Margaret Doud, Fire Chief Jason St. More...

People

Bogan To Read Poems Inspired by Island July 16

A more than five-decade journey of discovery on Mackinac Island forms the substance of the newest book, “Seven Wonders of Mackinac and Other Amazements,” by James J. Bogan, Jr.  More...

WEDDING

Cassandra Frazier and Lucas Crandle Wed

Cassandra Frazier and Lucas Crandle, both of Grand Rapids, were united in marriage Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 4 p.m. at The Goei Center in Grand Rapids with the bride’s cousin, Ryan Green, officiating. More...

Obituaries

Marvin May

Marvin Stanley May of Mackinac Island died Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Traverse City. He was 91.  He was born September 8, 1926, to Harold and Ethel May in Rockford, Illinois.  Mr. May served in the U.S. More...

Robert Green

Robert W. Green, 67, of St. Ignace, formerly of Mackinac Island, passed away Monday evening, June 25, 2018, in Petoskey.  He was born December 3, 1950, to James L. “Jay” and Roberta “Bertha” (nee St. More...

Letters

Looking for More Information About Kriesche Family

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Wishes Heaven Will Look Like Mackinac Island

To the Editor:   My daughter and I have been coming up to Mackinac Island for a few years now, in September. But this year she won’t be able to get off in September. She’s the driver and I am partially crippled.  More...

Electric-assist Bicycles Reflect Island’s Car-less Culture

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