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Committee Clarifies Fire Inspection Plans

Addressing concerns voiced last week by business owners, who thought a new ordinance regarding fire safety inspections would lead to costly building upgrades, the Mackinac Island Ordinance Committee took another look at the proposed regulation April More...

Hotel Plans Out, Employee Housing Remains at Maple View

Ira Green's Maple View housing will remain a dormitory for employees, the Mackinac Island Planning Commission decided following an hour-long public hearing Tuesday, April 11, to consider Mr. Green's request to turn it into a hotel. More...

State Supreme Court Denies Shepler's Case

The Michigan Supreme Court, February 27, denied an appeal in the Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry case against the City of Mackinac Island. More...

Historic Parks Ready To Open

The booming cannon, the ringing of rifle shots, and the rallying call of bugles again will be heard across Mackinac Island as Fort Mackinac opens for the season Friday, May 5. More...

Win-Some Women Plan Spring Retreats

Registration is underway for the 2006 Win-Some Women Spring Retreat. There are three sessions available. The first takes place Tuesday, May 16, More...

Poetry, Fort Mackinac Mayhem Scheduled

Mackinac Associates, the friends group that raises money for Mackinac State Historic Parks programs, has scheduled two new programs for the season. More...

Island Students Take Imaginary Trip to Ellis Island To Study Immigration

Mackinac Island kindergarten through seventh grade students traveled back in time by more than 80 years throughout the month of March as they studied immigration and culture as part of their reading month program. More...

Zoo-de-Mack Set for May 20

The 17th annual Zoo-deMackinac is set for Saturday, May 20, a 51-mile scenic bicycle tour from Boyne Highlands to Mackinac Island. Some 2,000 riders are expected to participate in the ride at their own pace along US-119, overlooking Lake Michigan. More...

Mackinac Island Public School

High School Honor Roll Third Nine Weeks

8th Grade: Jane Finkel, Paul Fisher, Tymon Horn*, Shelbie Mosley, Thomas Rilenge. More...

City Reduces Ambulance Rating to Basic Service

Less than three months after receiving a new state-of-the-art ambulance with the latest patient care features, the City of Mackinac Island has reduced its ambulance service operating license to basic status, following recommendations made in a study More...

Bill To Aid Park Commission Sale of Property

Legislation now before the Michigan Senate will allow the Mackinac Island State Park Commission to sell the reconstructed sloop More...

'It's About the Kids'...Jack Dehring Ends 34-Year School Term

Legacy Measured in Students' Success

It has never been in Jack Dehring's character to seek admiration or public attention for his efforts at Mackinac Island Public School. More...

Island School Board Mulls Over Shared Services Idea To Cut Costs

Sharing a superintendent with another school district is unlikely, say Mackinac Island school board members, but other shared services may be possible. More...

Mackinac County Animal Shelter Schedules Open House April 22

New Storage Building Will Be Named After Islander Frank A. Horn

The Mackinac County Animal Shelter will celebrate its fifth year of operation Saturday, April 22, at an open house from noon to 3 p.m., said George Ford, president of the Mackinac Animal Aid Association. More...

Recess, Pinocchio Are Performed on Stage by Students

Two plays were performed by Mackinac Island students Wednesday, March 8. Under the direction of teacher Karen Allen, fourth and fifth grade students presented the play "Recess," while sixth and seventh grade students performed "Hey Ho, Pinocchio." More...

Children's Program To Air in Sept.

National PBS Show 'Postcards From Buster' Films Island Students

Now comfortable working behind the camera, Mackinac Island film producer Scott Roguska became an on-air personality this winter to demonstrate to young, aspiring filmmakers how to make movies and how to create special effects with limited resources. More...

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