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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...

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...

City Gets Bike Exemption; Working on Drones

Recent efforts by state lawmakers to allow drones and electric bicycles throughout Michigan have presented challenges for the City of Mackinac Island, owing to fears the flying devices would panic horses and the power-driven bikes would challenge the More...

Forest Service Asks Visitors To Keep Island Clean

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Christmas Bazaar Will Be Dec. 1 - 4

The Christmas Bazaar will be Friday, December 1, through Monday, December 4. The bazaar starts with the tree lighting ceremony downtown Friday night at 5 p.m.  More...

Star Line Affirms Commitment

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry officials informed the Mackinac Island City Council Wednesday, September 27, that they fully intend to honor their commitment to operate the winter ferry service between the Island and St. Ignace.  More...

The Power of Horses: Detroit Youth Group Visits Island

After an afternoon exploring horse culture on Mackinac Island with local children from the Little Barn, students from Detroit Horse Power didn’t just get up and leave. More...

Island Community Comes Together for Guns and Hoses Game

More than 125 community members came out for the 16th Annual Mark Gallagher Memorial Softball Game, known as the Guns and Hoses game. More...

Horse Show Celebrates Organizer’s Grandparents Edwin, Jean Deer

Riding the trails of Mackinac Island on horseback is among Samantha Moody’s favorite childhood memories. More...

Great Turtle Half Marathon

Trail Run Is October 28

In its first year, 1996, the Great Turtle Trail Run drew about 300 participants and raised a few-hundred dollars to support the booster club for Mackinac Island’s public school. More...

Women’s Weekend Is Oct. 20 - 21

A Women’s Wellness and Wee Bit O’ Wine Weekend will be held Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21, at Mission Point Resort. The event is intended to encourage friendship and health among participants.  More...

New Runway Laid Ahead of Schedule

Bacco Construction Co. completed a repaving of the Mackinac Island Airport runway in less than a week, thanks mostly to favorable weather and a concerted effort. Crews finished painting fresh lines by Sunday, September 10.  More...

WinSome Women Fall Retreat Registration Open

WinSome Women Fall 2017 retreats are open for registration. More...

City To Move Duplex, Helping To Address Housing Concern

The City of Mackinac Island will pay up to $238,000 to move a donated house from Market Street to Harrisonville, where it would be renovated to provide two apartments for city employees and help ease the city’s housing crunch.  More...

Mission Point Hosts October 7 Meeting of Air Force Cadets

About 100 Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets are expected to attend a daylong conclave for Arnold Air Society squadrons and Silver Wings chapters from universities in Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky this Saturday, October 7, at Mission More...

Perfect Day for Running Around The Island

Julia Viel (right), 32, of Boulder, Colorado, the first woman to finish the Mackinac Island 8-Mile Race Saturday, September 23, in 51:08, worked in the flower shop at Grand Hotel for seven summers an 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...

State Historical Society Honors Late R. Daniel Musser, Jr.

Grand Hotel owner R. Daniel Musser, Jr. died unexpectedly in 2013, but by then his efforts to protect and preserve the stately structure with the long porch had pretty much been accomplished. More...

Christmas Tree Orders Taken at School

The Mackinac Island 4H Community Club is taking orders for Christmas trees. More...

State Park Offering Three Annex Lots for Auction Once Again

The Mackinac Island State Park Commission is once again offering three lots in Hubbard’s Annex for sale at public auction. The lots were offered at auction earlier this summer, but no bids were received. More...

Vintage Bikes Displayed on Mackinac for Successful First Show

On an unseasonably warm Saturday, September 23, about 20 vintage bicycle owners gathered on Mackinac Island, sharing in an enthusiasm for restoring and customizing their favorite rides.  More...

Historic District Includes Bay

The Market and Main Historic District has now been expanded to include a portion of Haldimand Bay from the Chippewa Hotel to Windermere Point. More...

Island Students Help Build Canoe, Learn Anishnaabewion

Students and Mackinac Island Public School had the chance to help build a birch bark canoe in September. More...

City and State Park Working Toward Joint Purchase of Boom Lift

The Mackinac Island Maintenance Department would obtain a mechanized platform through a shared ownership arrangement with Mackinac State Historic Parks, under a proposal presented at a September 26 city council finance committee meeting.  More...

Second Electrical Co-op Lineman To Live on Island

A second lineman for Cloverland Electric Cooperative will live on Mackinac Island, starting in October, the company announced recently, answering city council concerns about response time when there are power outages.  More...

McCallum Appointed To MHPN

Mission Point Resort Vice President and Managing Director Bradley McCallum has been appointed to the Michigan Historic Preservation Network board of directors. More...

Program Will Focus on Fitness

A weight loss and fitness boot camp will be held at Mackinac Island Public School.  Participants should meet at the entrance of the school near the flagpole and will be required to attend all three days of the weekly sessions, as well as partici More...

Community Connection Day Is Nov. 8

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation will host its second Project Connect day Wednesday, November 8, from 10 a.m. More...

Sheppard’s New Book Deals With Caregiving

Summer resident Caroline “Lin” Sheppard’s newest book, just released, is her first directed to adults, following a series of books designed to help children deal with trauma, loss of loved ones, and bullying.  “When Famil More...

Island Honors Fallen Emergency Responders During Patriot Day Service

Local Boy Scouts led the Pledge of Allegiance during the Patriot Day service Monday, September 11. More...

Mackinac Artist Maeve Croghan Picked as Juror for Art Competition

Maeve Croghan prefers to take her time with a work of art, but art competitions rarely offer an entrant the freedom to spend months or even weeks on a piece. More...

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