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Horse Crazy 4-H Club Rides The Trails of Mackinac Island

Members of Rapid River’s Horse Crazy 4-H program again brought their own horses to Mackinac Island this spring, experiencing its transition into summer while exploring trails and learning more about horseback riding.  More...

Planning Commission Approves New Addition for Hedgecliffe, Towers

The Planning Commission has approved the addition of a clerestory, a room whose walls consist of a series of windows, atop the Italian Renaissance-style home owned by Dan and Marlee Musser at their estate known as Hedgecliffe.  More...

Bill Marvin Is Reappointed To State Park Commission

William Marvin of Mackinaw City was reappointed to the Mackinac Island State Park Commission by Governor Rick Snyder Thursday, May 10. Mr. More...

For the Record. . .

In a May 12, 2018 story headlined “Carriage Tours Readies for Another Busy Season,” the lengths of time Barn Leaders Jessica Dobin and Judy Bishop have worked for Mackinac Island Carriage Tours were misstated. More...

Employment Issues To Be Addressed Saturday

The needs of local businesses regarding hiring and retaining high quality employees will be a topic of discussion at a special presentation by the Mackinac Economic Alliance (MEA) Saturday morning, May 19. More...

New Ordinance Would Make Marine Rescue a Separate City Department

A new city department to oversee the city’s marine rescue operations may be created soon, to separate it from the Mackinac Island Fire Department. More...

Joshua Davis Trio Visits School To Share Unique Musical Instruments

The Joshua Davis Trio performed for the students of Mackinac Island Public School Wednesday, April 11, as part of the On Stage 4 Kids series, which brings Midwest musicians to Michigan schools to share their love of music, teach about the history and More...

Naubinway Author Details More Than 100 Things To Do on Mackinac

“100 Things To Do on Mackinac Island Before You Die” could serve as a guide to first-time visitors or introduce those familiar with the Island to something unknown. More...

School To Honor Award Recipients, Graduates

Mackinac Island Public School will recognize students in grades seven through 12 for academic and athletic achievements at the Anchor Awards celebration Wednesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. The presentations will be made in the gymnasium.  More...

Bel Canto Choir To Perform at Ste. Anne Catholic Church Sunday

The Bel Canto Choir from Franklin High School in Livonia will perform at Ste. Anne Catholic Church at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20. The concert is free and the public is invited.   More...

State Reconsiders Historic Preservation Tax Cut

The Mackinac Island Planning Commission voted May 8 to recommend city support for a Michigan Senate bill to reinstate a historic preservation tax credit offering tax breaks to owners who invest in the restoration or preservation of historic buildings More...

Mackinac Island Community Foundation Awards $70,858 in Grants

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation is awarding more than $70,000 in grants this spring and will present them at a coffee gathering at the Mackinac Island Community Foundation office on Hoban Street Tuesday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. More...

Students Participate in Community Cleanup To Ready Island for Season

The kindergarten through sixth grade students of Mackinac Island headed outdoors Monday, April 30, to scour the grounds and beach around their school building for trash and other discarded items. More...

Wawashkamo Golf Club Is Preparing For Season With Work Day May 19

After opening day was delayed by frozen sewer pipes earlier this spring, Wawashkamo Golf Club is now open and preparing for summer.  More...

False Sense of History Concerns Prompt More Changes at Shepler’s Dock

The Mackinac Island Historic District Commission requested additional design changes to a new ticket booth on the Shepler’s dock Thursday, April 12.  More...

Students Capture Bugs, Learn About Habitat and Their Relationship To It

To gain a better understanding of their environment, students at Mackinac Island Public School participated in a series of activities run by Sarah Mayhew, education director for Little Traverse Conservancy, Tuesday, May 8. More...

Winter Ferry Service: City of Mackinac Island Wants More, Will Raise Costs

Star Line met with the City of Mackinac Island to negotiate changes to a new five-year winter ferry contract Wednesday, April 18. The city sought to include more daily trips, while the boat company was appealing to keep costs under control. More...

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