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Native American Cultural Trail Honored with Alice Smith Prize

The new Native American Cultural History Trail erected last year on Lake Shore Boulevard received the Alice Smith Prize in Public History at the Midwestern History Association’s annual meeting Wednesday, June 7, at Grand Valley State University More...

No Serious Injuries at Island Fire; Mainland, Island Firefighters Respond

The owners of a large Mackinac Island home damaged by a fire while they were away last week say they plan to hold an open house for firefighters from the Island and mainland fire departments once they have completed the repairs.  More...

Health Project Grants To Be Outlined July 25

A Upper Peninsula-wide health program grant maker will explain its programs and assist local nonprofits in obtaining funding at a workshop Tuesday, July 25, at the St. Ignace Public Library. The program will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Mackinac Bridge Walk Changes Are Outlined

Several terrorist attacks using vehicles to kill and injure pedestrians have prompted the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) to take the precautionary measure of a complete bridge closure to private vehicle traffic for five and a half hours while pedest More...

Long-buried Silver Discovered

Archaeologists See Two Significant Finds in One Week at Fort

Two pieces of trade silver jewelry were found at Fort Michilimackinac last week after spending more than 230 years underground. More...

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Michigan Politics

Two Good Moves Made for Michigan

Legislatively, there were good moves in Lansing and Washington for Michigan last week impacting issues on land and sea. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather has been mixed again with cloudy skies and cool temperatures. Sunday, July 16, the skies cleared and the weather was beautiful for the Chicago to Mackinac race. More...

Nature Notes

Carpenter Ants Appear on Island

About a week ago, I got a frantic call from some people I’d met, indicating that they had “bugs” in their bedroom and they didn’t know what they were. I stopped by to see, expecting some small gnats or something. More...

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