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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...

Anne’s Tablet on the East Bluff

Annual Poetry Readings Set for August 23

The 15th annual Anne’s Tablet Poetry Gathering will take place at the East Bluff landmark Wednesday, August 23, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Ten Sailboats Participate in the Third Annual Mac to Mac Race

Ten sailboats group together at the starting point east of Mackinac Island harbor as a voice over the radio makes the countdown: “Nine, eight, seven … three, two, and one.”  More...

Stupak To Sign Book Tues.

There will be an open house and book signing at 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 22, at the Mackinac Island Public Library for former U.S. Representative Bart Stupak and his new book, “For All Americans.”  More...

Bogan Lane Inn Marks 40 Years

An open house marking 40 years in business for Bogan Lane Inn will be combined with an early 94th birthday celebration for Alice Martin, who owns and operates the Inn with her daughter, Patricia Martin, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Trinity Church Commemorates Its First Service 135 Years Ago

Trinity Church on Mackinac Island can trace its roots to a sermon delivered by the Episcopal bishop in 1837. More...

Civil War Veterans Dedication Is Aug. 19

The dedication of a memorial to honor Union Civil War veterans from Mackinac Island, to be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, August 19, at Veterans Park, will include a special ceremony performed by the Michigan Department of the Sons of Union Veterans of th More...

Island’s Oldest Operating Hotel Celebrates 165th Anniversary

First established as a beachfront resort and now a family-restored hotel, the Island House has welcomed more than a million visitors from around the world. More...

Volunteers Contribute 31 Pints of Blood at Red Cross Drive

Thirty-eight donors contributed 31 pints of blood at an August 15 American Red Cross blood drive on Mackinac Island, organized and run by Grace Yakuber and Cheyla Shunk, seniors this fall at the Island school, and Superintendent Bob Lohff.  More...

Public Meeting Calendar

Tuesday, August 22  • Master Plan Committee, 1 p.m., City Hall.  Wednesday, August 30  • City Council, 4 p.m., City Hall.   Tuesday, September 12  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...

Mackinac 7 Artists Pay Tribute to ‘Kitty’ Hannabass at Exhibit

Walking down the boardwalk as the sun begins to set and a pink hue stretches across the sky is, for visitors, one of the memorable experiences Mackinac Island holds. More...

Bicycle Deck Approved, but Other Downtown Projects Delayed

A mass of bikes stored by Mackinac Island Bike Shop along the beach will be moved to a specially constructed deck designed to keep the rentals organized, under plans approved August 8 by the Historic District and Planning Commissions  More...

Jewel at Mackinac Golf Tournament To Aid Hospital Aug. 24

The 16th annual Jewel at Mackinac Golf Tournament, an 18-hole, four-person team scramble to benefit the Mackinac Straits Health System, will be held Thursday, August 24, on Mackinac Island’s three golf courses.  More...

Building Committee Discusses Renovations at Tourism Bureau

Plans are underway to enlarge the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau office to relieve cramped space.  Dennis Cawthorne, vice-president of Mackinac Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, said limited space and lack of a toilet at the office have ham More...

Board Discusses Unmarked Graves, Headstones, Native Burial Mound

The fate of an unmarked grave, recently discovered at the cemetery when making preparations for a burial, was left undecided following discussion at the Mackinac Island Cemetery Board meeting Wednesday, August 16.  More...

MACKINAC ISLAND YACHT CLUB BRIDGE RESULTS

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 16, Debra Orr placed first, Vicki Riel placed second, Janet Stingel placed third, and Dick Riel placed fourth.   More...

‘Great Turtle Island’ Is Dedicated to a Childhood on Island

Deirdre McCabe Berardi becomes the character Aurora Manchester in her novel, “Great Turtle Island,” based on her childhood on Mackinac Island.  Mrs. More...

Items Still Needed for Island Medical Center Auction Aug. 27

Items still are needed for the annual Mackinac Island Medical Center auction at 5 p.m. Sunday, August 27, at Grand Hotel. Donated items for the auction block can be dropped off at the Mackinac Island Medical Center until Sunday.   More...

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