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First Gentleman Mulhern Offers Advice on Leadership in Book

Dan Mulhern was greeted by admirers, friends, and family Thursday, May 31, outside The Island Bookstore on Mackinac Island where he signed copies of his book, "Everyday Leadership: Getting Results in Business, Politics, and Life. More...

Engaged

Sandi Perlinski, Carl Ellis

Jerry and Ellie Perlinski of Gaylord announce the engagement of their daughter, Sandi Perlinski of Mackinac Island and Haslett, to Carl Ellis of Mackinac Island and Akron, Ohio. More...

Art, Cultural Grants Available With July 1 Application Deadline

The deadline to apply for funding through Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs Minigrant Program in Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties is July 1. More...

Children Tour Plant to Learn About Source of Electricity

If they thought their backpacks were heavy, maybe they should try carrying around an Edison Sault Electric Company lineman's toolbox. More...

Sweet Shop Has New Island Location

Just because Martha's Sweet Shop changed its location to the Horse Corral Mall on May 12 does not mean the menu items and ingredients got left behind. More...

Allen To Hold Office Hours

Senator Jason Allen has scheduled office hours in St. Ignace Friday, June 8, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Commissioners Room at Mackinac County Courthouse Annex. The office hours are open to all residents to seek assistance or express opinions. More...

'Someone In Time' Exhibit Captures Life at Turn of the Century

Since 1990, Richard and Jane Manoogian have displayed pieces of their vast collection of paintings at Grand Hotel, and this year, the viewers of the exhibit, "Someone in Time," are not the only ones doing the observing. More...

Children Learn About Conservation With Trip to Brown's Brook

Grades kindergarten through third of Mackinac Island Public School continued their learning session on conservation Tuesday, May 29, with a trip to Brown's Brook on Lake Shore Drive between Griffin Cove and Heriot Point. More...

Purdys Say Island Draws Them Back

Visiting Mackinac Island for the last eight years, Dan and Nancy Purdy of Crest Hill, Illinois, made their first of two 2007 planned Island trips Wednesday, June 6. They will be back again in August. "We enjoy it so much," said Mr. Purdy. More...

After a Lake Huron Swim...

Eleven ducklings and their mother take a break from swimming in Lake Huron Monday, June 4. Their small rock "island" sits just off shore from Mackinac Island. More...

Fort Mackinac Extends Hours

Beginning Friday, June 22, Fort Mackinac will close at 10 p.m. to allow visitors and residents to take advantage of later dining service at Grand Hotel's Tea Room inside the fort, which looks over the harbor, Round Island, and the Mackinac Bridge. More...

Goodfellows Golfers Take First Place

The Goodfellows golf team took first place in the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau spring golf outing, Tuesday, May 29. The team of Jeoff Lynch, Ron Steesma, Mark Buchanon, and Mike Compton came in at 12 strokes under a par, shooting 48 of 60. More...

Island State Park Commission Responds to Lansing's Budget Cuts

Public programs and services will not be cut at local historical sites, even though the Mackinac Island State Park Commission will lose $14,000 in state funding in a new budget agreed to by Governor Jennifer Granholm and the Michigan Legislature an More...

Herculaneum Group Continues Quest To Uncover Ancient History

Mackinac Island has always been a place known for its rich history, but at a conference at Grand Hotel from Saturday, June 2, to Wednesday, June 6, the Island welcomed in a team of classicists to continue efforts in uncovering an even greater histo More...

New Vignette Tells Story of Madame Laframboise

An illustrated history article focusing on the life of fur trader Magdelaine Laframboise has been published by Mackinac State Historic Parks and is available at all park museum stores for $3. The 11-page vignette was written by Dr. More...

Mackinac Island Ferry Captains All Agree Safety Is Top Concern

If you asked Star Line Captain Mike North, Shepler's Captain Billy Shepler, or Arnold Transit Captain Kevin Huhn what the most important aspect of piloting a ferry to and from Mackinac Island is, they would all say safety. More...

McDowell Office Hours Monday

State Representative Gary McDowell will hold June office hours Monday, June 11, at St. Ignace, Sault Ste. Marie, and Petoskey. The schedule will be as follows: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Chippewa County Courthouse Annex Meeting Room in Sault Ste. More...

Summer Liston, New Resident Doctor, Is Enjoying Island Life

Having grown up in the Kalamazoo area, Dr. Summer Liston was no stranger to occasional vacations on Mackinac Island. Now as part of the resident physician rotation program at the Mackinac Island Medical Center, Dr. More...

Increased Traffic Near Stonecliffe Prompts Purchase of New Street Sweeper

Mackinac Island Service Company will have a new horse-drawn street sweeper in operation early this month. More...

Day of Teamwork, Physical Fun Ends School Year for Island Students

At the end of the academic year, the Lakers of Mackinac Island Public School cut loose for their last physical education class. More...

Healthcare Advocates To Meet at Grand Hotel Next Week

The 58th annual meeting and education institute of the Michigan Association of Healthcare Advocates will be at Grand Hotel Tuesday, June 12, through Thursday, June 14. More than 250 members are expected to attend the three-day event. More...

MICF Summer Concert Series Begins June 10

Summer concerts return this year, with eight Sunday programs scheduled in July and August and a special concert this weekend at Ste. Anne's Church. More...

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These fourth grade students visited Fort Mackinac and the Butterfly House Tuesday, June 5, before heading to Marquette Park to check out the lilacs. More...

Off-duty, Island Trail Horse 'Junior' Takes a Break

Island resident Emily St. Onge grooms five-year-old guide horse "Junior" Tuesday, May 29. Ms. St. Onge is working for Cindy's Riding Stable this summer, escorting visitors on rides through Mackinac Island State Park trails. More...

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