May 20, 2005 RSS feed / News

Renovations to Scout Barracks Retain History

Many of the state More...

Some Practical Safety Rules for Island Cyclists

On an Island without cars, the only way to get around is by horse, bicycle, or to rough it on foot. Most people find a bicycle provides the most practical and economical way to travel the Island, however, so a few good rules are in order. More...

Don’t Pick the Wildflowers

The next time you feel an urge to pick that beautiful wildflower, don More...

New Hours Show Different Side of Fort

The simple fact of being on an island offers a person greater opportunities to see the sun in all its glory, whether at midday, sunrise, or sunset. More...

CCC Reunion Planned June 11

The 23rd Annual Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Alumni Reunion will be Saturday, June 11, at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center at Higgins Lake. More...

Noon Whistle is a Long-Standing Island Tradition

What makes tourists and summer workers shiver with fear and confusion? It More...

Island Eateries Cater to Special Diets

Restaurants Offer Diverse Menus to Meet Guests

Some visitors to Mackinac Island bring with them special dietary needs, and restaurants find creative ways to cater to vegetarian tastes, food allergies, and even fad diets, such as those requiring low carbohydrates. More...

Cause of Ferry Injuries Under Investigation

Four passengers aboard a Shepler More...

City Prepares for 2005-06 Projects With Increased General Fund

The City of Mackinac Island has $84,900 more in its general fund this year than last as it heads into a new fiscal year, which began April 1. More...

Museum Offers War of 1812 Presentation and Exhibit

The War of 1812 was the first true test of this infant nation. Just 30 years after gaining independence, the United States was invaded by an enemy force with expansionist goals. More...

British Landing Restaurant Has New Owners

With colorful sunsets, a beautiful beach, and historical significance, British Landing already is a point of interest for tourists and Islanders alike. Now with the reopening of the Cannonball, there will be a little more to enjoy. More...

City: Register All Bicycles

Mackinac Island bicycle owners should register their bicycles with the city or face a civil infraction. New licenses are issued each year on May 1. More...

Trinity Church Brightens Kneeler Covers

The kneelers at Trinity Episcopal Church have been cleaned and refurbished over the winter by Diane Nerheim of Needlepoint, Inc., San Francisco, funded by a donation from Amelia Musser of Mackinac Island. More...

Island Brownie Troop Enjoys Dinner, Awards Ceremony Wednesday, May 4

A successful year in scouting was celebrated Wednesday, May 4, at a potluck hosted by parents at Mackinac Island Public School More...

Millwright House Opens Its Doors at Historic Mill Creek

Ten years in the making, the millwright house at Historic Mill Creek has opened its doors to visitors, a new exhibit at one of the oldest sites in the area. More...

Magic of Mackinac Inspires Illinois Author

Russell Riendeau recently co-authored the book, with Robert S. Engelman III, titled More...

Climate Change Affects Lake Superior Seasons

The water level of Lake Superior rises and falls every year with the changing of the seasons. More...

Island Prepares for Uncertain 2005 Tourist Season

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Travel Gains Anticipated in Tourism Industry

Gains are forecast in travel this year by Michigan More...

Mackinac State Historic Parks Creates Kids’ Web Site

A new Web site section, Mackinac for Kids, was unveiled Wednesday, May 4, by Mackinac State Historic Parks, allowing school children to research the historic aspects of a planned trip before they arrive. More...

County Courthouse Closed for Gas Leak May 10

The Mackinac County Courthouse was evacuated owing to a carbon monoxide leak caused by a malfunctioning boiler Tuesday afternoon, May 10. More...

Craft Shop Opens at Dock Monday, June 6

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Maeve’s Arts Celebrates 20th Anniversary

This season is special for Maeve Croghan because her arts and crafts store, Maeve More...

Zoo-De-Mackinac Bicycle Ride is Saturday, May 21

This year More...

Midnight Express: Late Night Boat Transport Provides Public Service

Run Adds Another Option for Those Who Miss Last Ferry

Since Monday, May 16, tourists and Islanders alike are able to claim a new level of independence from ferry schedules. Police officer George More...

Businesses Added To Sewer Service

Since a six-year building limit was imposed on Mackinac Island last September, only three businesses have applied for and received water and sewer allocations from the City of Mackinac Island. More...

Island Sets City Employees Salaries, Wages For 2005 Fiscal Year

Mackinac Island City Council raised city employee wages and salaries 2.5 percent this year and approved a new three-year contract with its police staff, which includes a 2.5 percent raise. More...

City Grants 15 New Bicycle Licenses, Denies Others

Mackinac Island resident Jimmy Fisher, the new owner of Mackinac Wheels bicycle rental and repair shop, was granted 15 new rental bicycle licenses by the city council at its regular meeting Wednesday, April 13. The new licenses raised the city More...

Mid-Summer Answer Expected on Ryba Property Tax Appeal

The decision on a property tax appeal by Ryba Properties to the Michigan Tax Tribunal may not be known until mid-summer. The company, in 2003, appealed its assessments on three parcels on Mackinac Island, Orphan More...

City Produces New Web Site

Kelly Bean, the new assistant to the mayor, has been developing a Web site for the City of Mackinac Island. More...

Police Dept. To Auction Bikes

The annual Police Department bicycle auction will be Saturday, May 28, at 9 a.m., in the courtyard by the Community Hall. More...

Mackinac Island Presents Perfect Place To Marry

Families Enjoy 7th Annual Bridal Show

Mackinac Island, with all of its charm and its picturesque, historic backdrop, offers couples the perfect place to get married, which is why mothers, daughters, and entire families traveled from afar to attend the Seventh Annual Mackinac Bridal Show, More...

EUP Marinas Opening for Summer Season in May

Boating season has begun in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. The following is an update on marinas and harbors in the area opening this month. More...

Island Park Commission Considers Installment of Propane Tank

In an attempt to supply Mackinac Island with propane by safer means, Steve Autore of Autore Oil Company of Cedarville has asked Mackinac Island State Park Commission if he could use or lease a parcel of land near British Landing to store a 30,000 gal More...

Movies Bring Islanders Together Monday Nights

For most people, sitting in a dark movie theater, immersed in the lives of imagined characters, is an exciting experience. For Monday Movie Night audiences at Mission Point Resort, the experience has sometimes been even more thrilling. More...

Free Friday Dinners Return for Employees

Again this summer, Mackinac Island employees will be able to put down their oven mitts at least one night a week and attend free Friday dinners at Ste. Anne More...

Classical Trio Performs at Library

Romance and baroque music filled the Mackinac Island Library Sunday, May 15, as the melodic strains of Mozart and Chopin played through the room. More...