February 10, 2017 RSS feed / News

Joins Wightman on Cloverland Crew

Burnis Begins Work as Lineman on Mackinac Island

Cloverland Electric Cooperative lineman Stephen Burnis began work on Mackinac Island in December, joining Dan Wightman as one of two linemen assigned to work on the Island. Prior to Mr. Burnis’ arrival, Cloverland sent over staff from its St. More...

Zoning Can’t Be Used To Preserve Historic Chimney

The lesson learned in a lawsuit involving preservation of a chimney at the Stonecliffe mansion is that the city’s zoning regulations cannot be used to mandate preservation of structures. More...

St. Onge Retains School Board President Seat

Jason St. Onge was reelected to another term as president of the Mackinac Island Board of Education at an organizational meeting Thursday, January 19. All other officers were reelected, too. More...

Mussers Purchase 48-acre Hedgecliff Estate on West Bluff

Dan and Marlee Musser have purchased the 48-acre Hedgecliff property on Mackinac Island’s west bluff and plan to redecorate the seven-bedroom home there for their personal summer dwelling. More...

Cohen Friend Brad Conkey Recounts Hedgecliff Property Transactions

I met Rita Sue and Elliot Cohen in 1984 while working on the Island during my college years, and have been the caretaker of the estate since then.  More...

Quincy Ranville Joins Visitors Bureau To Help Promote Island

Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau/ Convention and Visitors Bureau has hired a new assistant director, Quincy Ranville, who previously held the same position with the St. Ignace Visitors Bureau. More...

Barnwell and Burt of Mackinac Marine Rescue Participate in Nevada Training

From January 23 to January 26, Mackinac Marine Rescue team members Sam Barnwell and Allen Burt attended special training to recognize and identify radiological and nuclear materials at the Nevada National Nuclear Site, 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas More...

Winter Work Underway at Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel continues development of its east-side fourth floor into luxury rooms this winter, and is installing new decking on its front porch. More...

State Parks Summer Job Fair At Mackinaw City Is Feb. 25

A job fair for summer positions in local state parks will be offered Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. More...

Ogle, Cowell Win Winter Festival Button Competition

Sunday, February 5, at this year’s Mackinac Island Winter Festival, Marion Bunker won two round-trip tickets on Great Lakes Air to St. Ignace. Gabriel Hepker received 10 gallons of gasoline from Island Hardware, and Mia St. More...

Chili Chefs Needed for Great Turtle Cook-off

The 23rd annual Great Turtle Chili Cook-off will draw hungry souls to Cawthorne’s Village Inn Saturday, February 18, with Island cooks vying for bragging rights and prizes and patrons judging their efforts.  More...

Fr. John Essel Comes to Ste. Anne’s

Reverend Father John Christian Essel arrived on Mackinac Island January 3 to begin his new assignment as associate pastor at Ste. Anne’s Church on Mackinac Island, St. Ignatius Loyola in St. Ignace, and Immaculate Conception at Moran.  More...

Jury Trial Possible in Snowmobile Case

The cases regarding the snowmobiling deaths of two women on Mackinac Island in 2010 have returned to Mackinac County’s 11th Circuit Court in St. More...

Incumbent Candidates Run For City Office Positions

Incumbents are the only candidates to have filed for city offices up for city election Tuesday, May 2. Mayor Margaret Doud, City Clerk Danielle Wightman, City Treasurer Richard Linn, Assessor Robert G. More...

Mackinac Island Robotics Teams Have Fun While Learning

Mackinac Island Public Schools had a successful 2016 season in robotics, and now the high school, middle school, and elementary school teams are focused on what they hope will be an even more successful 2017 effort.  More...

Mentors Offer Expertise, Training, to Island School Robotics Team

Dick Riel has made car parts, body parts (prosthetics), and house parts. Now he is making robot parts as one of the mentors for Mackinac Island’s Great Lakers FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team. More...

Star Line Makes Plans for Docks, New Summer Ticket Packages - Free Access

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry is continuing a transitional period right now as it has assumed full control of the former passenger assets of the Arnold Transit Company following its purchase of them November 10. More...

Seven School Superintendent Applicants Will Be Interviewed

Seven candidates for school superintendent will be interviewed at public sessions in mid-February. More...

Broom Hockey, Chicken Bowling, Ice Golf Enjoyed at Winter Festival

Local youth (back, from left) Nora Bailey, Mabel Styburski, Ariana Straus; (front) Wyatt Morse, and Harrison Myers following a game of broom hockey at the Mackinac Island Winter Festival. More...

New Class Offered, Teaching Ojibwa Language

This winter, people have the opportunity to learn the language of the Anishinaabe, which means “first people,” or “good people.” It refers to a group of indigenous people of the United States and Canada, which include the Odaw More...

3-D Printers Integrate Science and Mathematics at Island School

As though responding to an oft-repeated school question that asks when lessons will ever be used in real life, two new 3D printers are helping Mackinac Island students find fun and useful ways to apply basic mathematics and science concepts and see & More...

Island Sees Increase of Bicycle Licenses Sold

In his annual report to the city council January 4, Police Chief Brett Riccinto said increased enforcement efforts in 2015 contributed to a rise in the number of bicycle licenses sold this year. More...

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