May 25, 2019 RSS feed / News

Amid Financing Talks, City Decides To Scale Back Housing to 12 Apartments

Mackinac Island’s workforce housing development will be scaled to 12 townhouses in two buildings because the city now plans to pay for the entire project. More...

Historic District Commission Says Cement Board Siding is Preferred to Vinyl

The Historic District Commission approved last-minute requests to change the siding on two homes Tuesday, May 14. More...

Finance Committee Suggests Overtime for Ruddle

The Finance Committee and City Foreman Mike Ruddle came to a compromise Friday, May 17, after several discussions about a possible housing stipend or wage increase. Rather than granting a $2 raise, committee member Andrew Mc- Greevy suggested Mr. More...

Student Artwork, Poetry To Be Featured in Third Poetic Visions Show

A unique perspective in which top see Mackinac Island can be found in the Poetic Visions of Mackinac exhibit created by those who know it best, the students.  The exhibit will have its grand opening Sunday, June 2, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. More...

May Daughters Share Plans for First Full Season at May’s Candy Shop After Father’s Passing

Carolyn and Heather May are confident in their plans for the upcoming season, but they will miss their father, Marvin, at the family candy shop. He passed away July 8, 2018.  More...

Vaillancourt: Drummer Boy, Fur Trader, Fisherman

Henry Vaillancourt was born on Mackinac Island on September 29, 1802. At nine years of age, on March 1, 1812, Henry enlisted into military service as a drummer at Fort Michilimackinac, where his father, Joseph, was a sergeant. More...

Lily Porter Niederpruem To Present Art at Public Library Exhibit

Lily Niederpruem will return to the Mackinac Island Public Library Friday, May 31, to showcase her artwork inspired by the beauty of the Island. A reception that day is open to the public from 4 p.m. More...

Annual Community Foundation Picnic To Celebrate 25th Anniversary

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation will celebrate its 25th anniversary at the organization’s annual community picnic Thursday, June 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Great Turtle Park.  More...

Ron Smith Returns To Trinity

The Reverend Ron Smith of the East Bluff and Austin, Texas, will lead Sunday services at Trinity Episcopal Church this summer, beginning Memorial Day weekend. While he lives in Austin most of the year, Rev. More...

Needed Skill for a Healthier Workforce: Listening

Among the biggest issues keeping business managers up at night are mental health, addiction, workplace security, diversity and inclusion, and talent retention.  Leaders involved in the Livonia Chamber of Commerce have analyzed these issues and d More...

‘Chef Chicken’ Opens Kingston Kitchen, Brings Jamaican Food to Island

Shawn Feron, more affectionately known as Chef Chicken, is introducing Mackinac Island to the Jamaican-infused cuisine he serves at his new restaurant, Kingston Kitchen at the Village Inn. More...

For the Record...

Matt Myers, owner and operator of Mackinac Woodworks, did not replace Trinity Episcopal Church’s steeple, but rather replaced the finial trim atop the steeple. The finial trim is the apex of the steeple. More...

High Water Causes Sinkhole To Form on Coal Dock

A sinkhole has developed on the Coal Dock this spring, as the season’s high water levels have washed out a small area of gravel and cement. More...

Visiting the Holy Land: Little Stone Church Group Makes Pilgrimage

When Larry and Kay Berke talked with the Reverend Dan Hans two years ago about leading a group to the Holy Land, they set a goal of 35 people. This spring the goal was reached, with 21 of the participants from the Little Stone Church and Ste. More...

Community Foundation Creates First Resource Guide Since 2002

The new Mackinac Island Resource Guide is designed to help employees make the most of their time here and navigate the sometimes unique aspects of living on an island. More...

Students Start First Ever School Equestrian Team

Horses are an integral part of Mackinac Island culture, and now there is a sport to reflect this aspect of Island life. More...

Mackinac Island ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE

Friday, May 24   • Solo piano at Grand Luncheon Buffet at Grand Hotel Main Dining Room, noon to 2 p.m.  • Afternoon Tea harpist at Grand Hotel Parlor, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Council Approves 293 Business Licenses for 2019

The city council has issued more than 290 business licenses so far this year, starting with its annual review meeting, held this year April 10, and continuing as applications are received throughout the year.  More...

Three MIPS Graduates Reflect on Island Life, Education, and Activites

Mackinac Island Public School will send its three seniors off on the next chapter of their educational journey Friday, May 24, in a graduation ceremony at 7 p.m.  The graduating seniors are Gabriel Hepker, Aaron Riggs, and Alex Henlin. More...

Thunder Bay Theatre Teaches Kids About Storytelling and Shakespeare

Mackinac Island Public School students learned about Shakespeare and concepts associated with live drama productions when a crew from Thunder Bay Theatre of Alpena visited and conducted workshops Wednesday, May 8. More...

Callewaert Family Celebrates Operating Island House Hotel for 50 Years

This year marks 50 years that the Callewaert family has operated the Island House Hotel, a building designated as a state historic landmark and listed as a Historic Hotel of America. More...

Public Meetings

Below is a list of upcoming public meetings of public bodies. More meetings may be scheduled with 18 hours notice, and this list is subject to change.   More...

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