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For the Record...

In the Looking Back column in the August 23 issue of the More...

Coyote Shot on Island; State Park Claims It Was Dangerous

A coyote was shot on Mackinac Island by a Mackinac Island State Park employee after the animal approached a tourist Thursday morning, September 21, at the Post Cemetery. The visitor was not hurt. More...

Teacher Seth Baker Aims To Interact With Students

Seth Baker knows exactly what lies ahead in his adventure as Mackinac Island Public School's new social studies teacher and living here the year-around. More...

Colonial Michilimackinac To Host 'Fort Fright' Night Oct. 7

Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City will be transformed into a haunted habitat where werewolves, witches, and other legendary characters roam Saturday, October 7. "Fort More...

Grand Hotel Drops Plans To Remove Top Balcony on Windsor

With fall construction season underway on Mackinac Island, planning commissioners faced a full agenda of site plans, special land uses, and zoning applications at their Tuesday, September 12, meeting. More...

Poor Man's Ball Set for October 25

The Poor Man's Ball, an annual fundraiser for the senior class, will be held in the school multipurpose room Wednesday, October 25. One hundred prizes will be awarded, including $200. Dinner will be from 5:30 More...

Tree Lighting Is Planned for November 30

The community Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, November 30, in front of the Tourism Bureau office on Main Street. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, September 13, Nancy Keogh placed first, Susan Bankard placed second, and Howard Burdett placed third place. More...

Dedication to LaFramboise Highlights Falling Leaves Moon Festival

One of Mackinac Island's more prominent historical figures, Madame Magdelaine LaFramboise, was given her due recognition during the inaugural Festival of Falling Leaves Moon Friday, September 22, through Sunday, September 24. More...

Fireworks Mark Surprise Birthday Party on Island

Aman from New York treated his wife, family, and Island residents to a fireworks display Saturday, September 16, during a surprise 60th birthday celebration for his wife. The fireworks were shot from a barge off Round Island. More...

Island Christmas Bazaar To Be Held Dec. 2-4

This year's Christmas Bazaar will be December 2 to December 4 at Community More...

28 Compete in Golf Scramble

Sheppard/Benke Team, Bunker/Rilenge Take Top Frost Bite Spots

Twenty-eight golfers competed in the Frost Bite Golf Scramble Tournament at Wawashkamo Golf Club Saturday, September 23. More...

Susan Horn Featured in Woman's Day

The November 1 issue of Woman's Day magazine carries an article on Carriage Tours employee and St. Ignace resident Susan Horn, who won a More...

Beaumont Hospital May Sell Physician's House to City

A small child walks along Franks Street, past the house More...

Carl R. Nold Recognized for Service to Museums

Carl R. More...

R. Dan Musser III Appointed to Mackinac Bridge Authority

Grand Hotel President R. Dan Musser III of Mackinac Island and Petoskey has been appointed to a seat on the Mackinac Bridge Authority, succeeding Angelo Lanni of Washington, whose term had expired this summer. Mr. More...

Alice Myron Honored for Service on Lighthouse Board

Alice Myron (center) receives a commemorative poster of the Round More...

From the Chef...

Bruschetta Mix Makes Great Outdoor Appetizer

A serving of bruschetta mix from Chippewa Hotel Waterfront enhances dining experience at the hotel, which offers an outdoor patio view of the Island's Haldimand Bay for patrons, said Chef Derek Downing. More...

MICF Fall Grant Applications Are Due Nov. 1; Awarded Dec. 2

Mackinac Island Community Foundation is accepting fall grant applications until Wednesday, November 1, for grants to be awarded Saturday, December 2, at the Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar. More...

Island Begins Process of Removing Invasive Norway Maples

A select group of Norway maple trees growing on the north side of Mackinac Island will be removed in October. More...

Teachers Contract Talks To Continue

A draft teachers contract submitted by the teachers is being reviewed by the Mackinac Island Board of Education, prior to a meeting with the teachers' bargaining unit, Mackinac Island Education Association. More...

Quilt Raffle Raises $1,221

Children from the Island Art and Nature Kids Group sold More...

Medical Center Negotiating With Beaumont To Buy Doctor's Home

The Mackinac Island Medical Center will have an opportunity to purchase the single family house on Franks Street, near Mission Point Resort, where Dr. Don Weersing and his family reside. More...

Steeple Repairs at Ste. Anne's Begin

Michael Gamble, 120 feet in the air, removes shingles from the steeple of Ste. Anne's Catholic More...

Lilac Festival Is in 'Top 100'

Mackinac Island's annual Lilac Festival has again been designated one of the top 100 events in North America by the American Bus Association. More...

Mackinac Island Celebrates Statesmen Hart, Milliken

There was nothing but good things to say about two Mackinac Island statesmen during a reception at the Windermere Hotel Tuesday, August 29. William G. More...

City Reclassifies Police Dispatch Position for More Flexibility

The position traditionally known as dispatcher/clerk at the Mackinac Island Police Department will now be classified as public safety service officer. More...

Community Foundation Promotes Charitable IRA

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation is joining community foundations across the United States in promoting new federal legislation that allows persons over 70 years of age to donate money in 2006 and 2007 from their individual retirement account More...

Volunteer of Year Forms Due Nov. 25

Applications for Mackinac Island's Recreation Volunteer of the Year can be turned in at City Hall until November 25. More...

MSHP Sites To Close for Season

All Mackinac State Historic Parks sites will close for the season Sunday, October 8, except Historic Mill Creek in Mackinaw City, which closed Sunday, September 24. More...

Mackinac Associates Will Fund Exhibit, Booklet

A souvenir booklet for Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, a children's discovery exhibit at Colonial Michilimackinac, and personal belongings of a former commandant at Fort Mackinac are among projects that will receive funding from Mackinac Associates th More...

Mackinac College Reunion Holds Open House

Those attending the Mackinac College 40th anniversary of the College inaugural on Mackinac Island will host an open house to visit and reminisce with community friends Friday, October 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Community Hall. More...

Island OK's $974,943 Street Cleaning Contract

Mackinac Island City Council approved two fiveyear contracts with Mackinac Island Service Company for street cleaning, sweeping, and flushing totaling more than $1.5 million. More...

Author Visits Mackinac Island School

Gloria Whelan captures a child's attention with the young characters she includes in her books about Michigan history. More...

New E-bike, Swing Make Life a Little Sweeter for Olivia Chambers, 9

All it takes is to look into her eyes to see the enjoyment nineyear old Olivia Chambers gets from the new technology her family, the school, and the community has provided her for this school year. More...

With Funding Anticipated, Digging To Begin for New Hospital

Excavation for a new hospital in St. Ignace will begin in late October, while federal financing for the $23 million facility lingers in Washington and paperwork is still being submitted to Lansing. More...

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