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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...

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...

Living With Color: Grand Hotel Designer Carleton Varney Shares Inspirations

Carleton Varney, longtime Grand Hotel interior decorator and owner of Dorothy Draper & Co. More...

Author Dan Egan To Unfold Great Lakes Promise

Dan Egan will discuss his book, “The Death and Life of The Great Lakes,” at the Mackinac Island Public Library Saturday, July 14. The session will begin at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  More...

Master Plan Hearing Is October 9

The public hearing on the revised master plan will be Tuesday, October 9, at 2:30 p.m. at City Hall. At the hearing, the public will be able to give comments on the draft plan, which has been under revision for about two years.  More...

School Art and Music Program Aided by Arts Council Fundraiser

About 100 patrons jumped on the Art Rocks the Boat fundraiser Tuesday, July 10, for a ride aboard the MV Straits of Mackinac II past the West Bluff and under the Mackinac Bridge. More...

Folk-singer Stauffer To Play at Marquette Park July 19

Folk-singer Abigail Stauffer will be performing at Marquette Park Thursday, July 19, for the Music in the Park series. The free public performance will begin at 7 p.m.  More...

Girls Raise Money for Cousin’s Camp Fee

At right: Shania (left) and Gabby Adams raised $52 selling lemonade, which they contributed toward a summer accessibility camp registration for their cousin, Ella Adams. More...

MACKINAC ISLAND YACHT CLUB BRIDGE RESULTS

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 11, Dick Riel placed first, Nicki Krzykowski placed second, Kay Berke placed third, and Nancy Keogh placed fourth.   More...

Community Calendar

Friday, July 13   • Pilates with the City Recreation Department, Community Hall at 8 a.m. Admission is $10. Bring your own mat.  •Yoga: Flow with the Butterflies, Original Butterfly House and Insect World from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. More...

Reporter Jacob Ball Leaves Newspapers

Reporter Jacob Ball has spent the last 18 months working for The St. Ignace News and The Mackinac Island Town Crier reporting on life, government, and sports. More...

Massaway, Hollowell Win Tribal Elections

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians 2018 Board of Directors elections concluded with the counting of the ballots Thursday, June 28, and the incumbent candidates being reelected in all four units where they ran for office. More...

Watercolor Workshops Planned at Mackinac Art Museum in July

Mackinaw City painter Mary Lou Peters will teach watercolor techniques at workshops Tuesday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 18, at 6 p.m. Students will apply them in painting a sailboat and geraniums, respectively. 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...

Bob Tagatz Reveals History of Grand Hotel in New Tours

Grand Hotel must have modern amenities to meet guest needs, but it also has Bob Tagatz on hand to help them keep in touch with its 131-year history.  Mr. More...

Yacht Club Promotes Boating and Sailing Culture

Tim McCleery, general manager and executive chef at the Mackinac Island Yacht Club, knows the facility is different from most. Its focus is on the community of Mackinac Island and creating an intimate environment.  More...

Decked Out Project Highlights Downtown Housing Quandry for Commission

The Decked Out building on Main Street will soon feature five residential apartments that will be available through condominium agreements. The project was approved by both the Historic District Commission and Planning Commission Tuesday, July 10. More...

Island Resident Dies as Result of Emmet County Crash

Mackinac Island and Petoskey resident Marvin Stanley May, 91, and Dennis Gerald Renaud, 64, of Indian River, suffered fatal injuries in a two-vehicle crash around 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, at the corner of US-31 and Powers Road just south of Alanson. More...

Guitarist, Flutist To Perform Classical Music Duet at Trinity Episcopal Church July 14

Flutist Jennifer Piper and guitarist Brad DeRoche will perform a classical music duet at Trinity Episcopal Church Saturday, July 14, at 2 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.  More...

Island Community Raises More Than $9,000 for Keweenaw Peninsula

The Lift U.P. fundraiser to support relief efforts for families in the Keweenaw Peninsula drew more than 150 donors who raised some $9,000 Sunday, July 8. More...

Draught House Boys Share Music During Summer Residence at Mary’s Bistro

Hailing from Ann Arbor, The Draught House Boys take up residence at Mary’s Bistro Draught House during a six-week run of performances. This is their fourth summer performing on Mackinac Island. More...

St. Ignace Museums To Host Heritage Days

St. Ignace, one of the oldest and continuously occupied settlements in the United States, will celebrate its long and rich history during St. Ignace Heritage Days Friday, July 13, through Sunday, July 15. Patrons of the event will experience St. More...

Mackinac Island ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE

Friday, July 13   Will Springsteen at Pink Pony Patio, 3-6 p.m.  Claire Happel Harp Concert at Grand Hotel, 3:30-5 p.m.  Piano at Chianti Restaurant at Mission Point Resort, 5-10 p.m.  Brian Thomas at Smoky Jose’s, 5-8 p.m.& More...

Equestrian Center To Host Fun Horse Show Event

To prepare for the Mary Milton Island Horse Show Saturday, August 4, where horseback riders can compete for awards in various classes, the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center will be hosting a Fun Show where riders of all ages and experience levels More...

Wawashkamo Golf Club Hosts Opening Party, Honors Lorna Straus

At right: Wawashkamo Golf Club directors and staff gathered for a portrait at the clubhouse during the opening party for members Saturday, June 30. More...

Children Enjoy Lessons, Singing, Crafts at Vacation Bible School

Through singing, dance, crafts, and instruction, children learned about stories in the Holy Bible during Vacation Bible School Monday, July 2, through Friday, July 6, at Ste. More...

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