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News

Islands Link Forces To Tackle Their Unique Challenges

BEAVER ISLAND—You could close your eyes and think you were hearing the economic and political challenges facing any rural Michigan community - lack of affordable housing, good paying jobs, public transportation to education, and healthcare.&nbs More...

Mackinac Island’s Bob Carr Seeks U.S. Senate Office

When reviewing the ballot for the August 7, 2018, primary for U.S. Senate in Michigan, voters on Mackinac Island will recognize a familiar name: Bob Carr.  More...

New Tourism Bureau Building Proposal Prompts Review of Process

The Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau will have a newer, bigger office when its small, blue building on Main Street is demolished and replaced during the upcoming construction season.  More...

Obituaries

Vernon Haan

Vernon Jay Haan, 89, a longtime resident of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017, at the Arbor Village Retirement Home.  He was born December 9, 1927, to Jacob and Josephine (nee Ringold) Haan in Grand Rapids.  More...

Richard Grodecki

Richard Grodecki passed away Monday, July 24, 2017, at his home in Harrison Township. He had celebrated his 87th birthday July 12.  More...

Great Lakes Islands To Work Together on Common Goals

Diverse Island Communities Find a Lot in Common, and a Lot To Learn From Each Other

The seeds for a new coalition of Great Lakes islands were sown in late September as representatives from a dozen island communities gathered for the first Great Lakes Islands Summit on Beaver Island.  More...

Seven Considered for Police Chief

Interviews with seven finalists who have been selected from the applicants to replace Mackinac Island Police Chief Brett Riccinto will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, October 16, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

People

Peterson Joins Tourism Bureau

Rick Peterson has joined the Mackinac Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau, jointly known as Mackinac Island Toursim, as the new events and membership manager.  More...

WEDDING

Mary Hulett, Charles Adams Wed

Congratulations to Mary Hulett and Charles Adams of Los Angeles, California, who were married September 30 in Grand Hotel’s Tea Garden. More...

WEDDING

Sheldon, Brew Marry on Island

Brandon Nicholas Sheldon and Katherine Marie Brew were united in marriage Tuesday, September 5, in a ceremony at the Gazebo at Mission Point Resort. Mr. More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Lakers in Action on the Field, Trail, and Court

The fall sports season is well underway with the Mackinac Island Lakers competing in soccer, volleyball, and cross-country.  Soccer   More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Governor Rick Snyder Receives a Wall Street Rave

Term-limited Governor Rick Snyder, as he approaches his final year with new racial issues and lingering problems in such places as Flint and the Mackinac Straits, has just received a rave from The Wall Street Journal.  More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

We’ve enjoyed some very beautiful fall days with blue skies and lots of sunshine. The sunrises and sunsets have been absolutely breathtaking, with an array of colors dancing off the Straits of Mackinac. More...

HORSE TALES

Roan Colored Horses on Mackinac

As the leaves have turned color on Mackinac, my eye turns to the muted shades that make up the colorings of roan horses. The term roan comes from the Celts.  More...

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