December 11, 2004 RSS feed / News

City Begins Crackdown on Vendors, Restaurants With Recyclable Cans

Vendors who sell beverages in returnable cans and bottles are going to find it difficult to operate on Mackinac Island this coming year, if they do not provide a place to return those cans for deposit. More...

Santa comes to town atop the Mackinac Island Fire Department More...

Lighthouse Restoration Efforts Win Award

30,000-Plus Visit Mackinaw City Site

Mackinac State Historic Parks has won an Institutional Achievement award for the renovation and reopening of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City. More...

Stop Sign To Be Placed for Snowmobiles

For the first time, a stop sign will be placed at the corner of Market Street and Cadotte Avenue this winter to slow snowmobile traffic down at what police call a blind corner. More...

Cheerleaders To Visit Palace

Cheerleaders from Mackinac Island Public School will be traveling to Auburn Hills to watch the 12th annual Detroit Pistons Cheerleading Invitational at the Palace Sunday, December 12. More...

Planning Commission Approves Roll-Up Enclosure for Ryba Properties

Ryba Properties was given approval by Mackinac Island Planning Commission, Tuesday, September 14, to install a roll-up enclosure to cover the Orphan Corner Mall on Main Street for winter protection, though one commissioner voted against it, stating i More...

Donald Libby Ordained Roman Catholic Deacon

Donald L. Libby of Mackinac Island and Grand Rapids was ordained a Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church October 7 during a ceremony at the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican. More...

102-year-old Hotel Rebuilds Overhang

The view of Main Street changed after workers tore down Chippewa Hotel Waterfront More...

Plans Progressing Slowly for Island’s City Park

Plans to re-landscape Mackinac Island More...

Mackinac Sheriff Leveille Retiring After 20 Years

Lumpy Leveille sports eight stars across his epaulets, one for each five years he has served in law enforcement. He spent 14 years as a police officer with the City of St. More...

New MSHP Hospital Exhibit To Be Built With $133,550 Grant

A new exhibit on military medicine is scheduled to open in 2006 at Fort Mackinac, funded with a $133,550 grant, the largest of three awarded in Michigan by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. More...

Island’s 4-H Club, MHA Enjoy Horse Expo in Novi

Members of the Mackinac Island 4-H Club attended the 2004 North American Horse Spectacular show in Novi November 12 to 14, sponsored by the Mackinac Island Horsemen More...

McMullens of Cheboygan Portray 1820s Family

Historic Mill Creek Exhibit To Open in May

The McMullen family of Cheboygan will play the part of an 1820s family in Mackinac State Historic Parks More...

Star Line Crew Pilots Marquette

1,000 Miles to Fire Island, New York

The motor vessel Marquette , one of the Star Line ferries to Mackinac Island, has left the Great Lakes and now resides at Fire Island, New York, following a 10-day, 1,000-mile voyage enjoyed by four Star Line pilots and two new owners. More...

Police’s Winter Vehicle Transport Program Begins

The Mackinac Island Police Department is urging those who qualify for the department More...

World Business Leaders To Gather on Mackinac Island

Grand Hotel will host the 11th annual Forbes CEO Forum September 19 to 21, which will gather as many as 300 of the leading corporate executive officers in the nation to discuss important business community issues. More...

Island Airport Receives $85,000 for Runway Repairs, Parking Expansion

Construction in Progress at Various Spots

Expanded parking space for visiting aircraft and repairs to the runway are planned by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, backed by an $85,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation More...

Germany’s Schumanns Visit Island, Fish in Lake Huron

Reinhard and Eleanor Schumann of Bonn, Germany, visited Mackinac Island earlier this month, visiting friends and relatives and enjoying fishing in the Straits area. More...

William Shepler Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

William R. Shepler is the 2004 recipient of the National Tour Association More...

Park Acquires Lundgren Bluff To Continue Preservation Efforts

By Ryan Schlehuber Another piece of Mackinac Island property has been acquired by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission. A 0.22-acre bluff, along M-185, was acquired from Susan Lundgren through several state grants, to continue the Commission More...

Mackinac Island Preschool, Kindergarten

Mackinac Island Public School, with an enrollment of 65, has only one kindergarten student, Talon Greenlee (far left), and no first grade students. More...

Tiernan Trades Badge for Midnight Marine Service

Officer Served Michigan State Police 32 Years

Officer George More...

Island Planning Commission To Meet Dec. 14

Mackinac Island Planning Commission More...

Historic Barn To Move Three Blocks to Lighthouse Site

By Phyllis Washburn In continuing with the plans to restore Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, Mackinac State Historic Parks will return a historic barn to its original site in Mackinaw City, setting it on the south side of the lighthouse property. More...

Contest Underway To Seek Lilac Fest Logo Design

A new logotype for Mackinac Island More...

Mackinac Bands Group Attempts Tribal Separation

It has been a nine-year effort so far, but the organization of the Mackinac Bands of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians is getting closer to being federally recognized as a tribal government. More...

MSHP Receives Grants

Mackinac State Historic Parks has received another $9,810 to develop an educational Web site for students and teachers. More...

Builders To See New, Tougher Construction Rules

The Mackinac Island City Council may implement new policies for the Island More...

Island’s Street Address Ordinance, Maps Close to Completion

Christmas shoppers from Mackinac Island should put address numbers on their wish list this year as the city gets closer to completing its address implementation project. More...

Visitor To Promote Development of Detroit Medical Center

John S. More...

LaPage, Moskwas Win Big At Island Xmas Bazaar

It was perhaps the most anticipated part of Mackinac Island More...

Cedarville Baker Gets Start Delivering By Bike on Island

Ronda McGreevy can say she More...

‘Family Plots’ Mortuary Series on A&E TV Features Wissmillers, Island Visitors

The Wissmiller family of California, Michigan natives and frequent visitors to Mackinac Island, are featured in an A&E television series called More...

State Park Issues Increased Vehicle Fees To Fund Road Repairs

Income, Attendance Up This Summer

Paved roads in Mackinac Island State Park are cracked and deteriorating under heavy truck use for construction projects, prompting the Mackinac Island State Park Commission to post stiffer fees for motorized vehicles. More...

Taxi Reservations Needed After 5 p.m.

Reservations need to be made by 3 p.m. for taxi service after 5 p.m. or early the next morning. The taxi number is 847-3323. More...

Maryanke Alexander Hosts Sr. Citizen Mystery Tour

It was a nice surprise for 43 people on the Maryanke Tour and Travel two-day mystery tour to Mackinac Island Thursday, September 30, and Friday, October 1, as company owner Maryanke Alexander hosted the senior citizen group at the East Bluff cottage More...

Chris Modd, Dick Coates Join Tourism Bureau Board

Chris Modd of Lakeview Hotel and Richard Coates of Mackinac Island Bicycle Shop were appointed to Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau More...

Special Boat Departure December 11

Arnold Line will have an extra round-trip departure Saturday, December 11, for holiday shoppers and fans and athletes attending the high school volleyball tournament at the school. More...