May 25, 2019 RSS feed / Top News

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...

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...

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...

Memorial Day Observances To Be Held Monday Morning

Visitors can join summer and year-around residents Monday, May 27, in the Island’s unique combination of ways to commemorate Memorial Day, featuring a graveside ceremony involving colonial-era-costumed re-enactors near Fort Mackinac and moderne More...

Vintage Bikes To Roll Saturday, June 1

The Great Lakes Vintage Bicycle Club is hosting the third annual Vintage Bike Show at Marquette Park Saturday, June 1, providing an opportunity for bike enthusiasts to check out each other’s rides and gather in a relaxed setting.  The even More...

People

ENGAGEMENT

Murray, Elwood To Wed

James and Trish Murray of Petoskey, Mackinac Island, and Marquette Island near Cedarville announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Suzanne, of Chicago, to Patrick William Elwood, also of Chicago. Mr. More...

Kate Dupre Opens Art-Themed Café To Foster Creativity, Offer Classes

Those who missed the old JL Beanery overlooking the harbor can get their coffee fix again starting Friday, May 24, at Watercolor Café, which has filled the vacant space. More...

Columnists

A Look at History

The Glass Shop: A Link Between St. Louis and Mackinac Island

Frank Kriesche   More...

HORSE TALES

The Island of Malta Has Horses and a Thriving Carriage Trade

A trip this spring took me to Malta in the middle of the southern Mediterranean Sea.  More...

Nature Notes

Spring Brings Migratory Raptors to Straits, Other Birds Delight Through Summer

The birds we encounter on Mackinac have changed over the last few weeks and months, and the migration of the hawks, eagles, owls, vultures, and falcons has been well underway since March.  More...

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