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Yacht Race Essay Contest Underway

An essay contest is open to everyone who has sailed in Chicago Yacht Club's 333-mile Race to Mackinac. More...

Mustang Lounge Receives New Look, but Keeps 'Feel' of Old Bar

The bar that Mackinac Islanders call their own, the Mustang Lounge, is under new ownership for the first time in nearly four decades. More...

Superintendent Schrock Receives Favorable Evaluation From School Board

Superintendent Roger Schrock received an overall rating of 8.6 out of 10 in the board of education's annual evaluation Thursday, March 20. This is his second year as the school's administrator. More...

Edward's Gifts Project To Be Done in May

The six-month remodeling project at Al Arbib's Edward's Gifts store on the corner of Main and Astor streets is nearing completion and is expected to be open the first week of May. Construction on the first floor is now completed. More...

Mackinac Straits Hospital Reorganization Will Help Island Medical Center

Mackinac Straits Hospital Authority has agreed to transfer all of its assets, including leases, obligations, and county agreements, to a private, not-for-profit corporation which will build and operate a new hospital in St. Ignace. More...

Bridal Show Planned for May 11

Mission Point Resort will hold its 10th annual bridal show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 11. Brides will be able to meet with local vendors, and learn about their products and services. More...

Trainer Larry Brinker Leads Dressage Instruction

Mackinac Island horse enthusiasts enjoyed a weekend of dressage instruction with top Canadian trainer Larry Brinker January 27 and 28. Mr. Brinker, Grand Prix rider and competitor, is a successful dressage and driving competitor. More...

May 6 Election Sees 3 Candidates for Council, 4 for School Board

Mackinac Island voters will be going to the polls Tuesday, May 6, to choose from three candidates to fill two City Council seats and four candidates to fill two seats on the Board of Education. More...

Hoppenrath Wins Quilt Raffle

Kay Hoppenrath was the March 20 winner of a quilt raffle sponsored by Mackinac Straits Hospital Auxiliary. The quilt was made by Linda Lozen. Ms. More...

Mackinaw Visitors Bureau Sees Potential To Draw International Tourists

"We are going to promote the heck out of this area and try to pull off another increase," said William Bertchinger, president of the Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau board of directors, who noted that his member hotels saw a 6% increase in room rental More...

Demouth Wins Raffle Painting

Robin Demouth of Oakland, California, was the winner of the senior class raffle of a painting by Marta Olson. Mackinac Island Public School's five-member senior class raised $2,800 to help pay for their trip to Puerto Rico May 1 to 7. More...

Leeper Participates in State Poetry Contest

Arial Leeper, a junior at Mackinac Island Public School, enjoys being in the spotlight and the Island judges enjoyed her performance of "The Owl and the Pussycat," by Edward Lear, awarding her the top position in the Poetry Out Loud contest on Mack More...

Mackinac Island Public School Honor Roll

Third Nine Weeks

8th Grade: Tyler Cherwonka, Anthony Rickley. 9th Grade: Morgan Brodeur-Bunker, Marie Bunker, Margaret Chambers. 10th Grade: Jane Finkel, Tymon Horn, Shelbie Mosley. More...

Renovations Are Nearly Complete at Mackinac Island Airport Terminal

For the more than 14,500 passengers who climb in and out of planes at the Mackinac Island Airport each year, working their way through the terminal's bottlenecked entry will now be a thing of the past. More...

Dunnigan Book Puts Focus on Mackinac Before Photography

Brian Dunnigan's latest book covering Mackinac prior to photographs, which looks at development here through early maps, paintings, and sketches, is now off the press and being sold by Wayne State University Press. More...

Aerial Ride, Treetop Bridge Planned at Mill Creek

An aerial cable ride and a treetop bridge are new interactive features being added to Historic Mill Creek near Mackinaw City, designed to boost attendance at the site. More...

Finding All of Island's Historical Markers Can Offer a Fun, Free Treasure Hunt

Searching for historical markers on Mackinac Island offers enjoyable, free entertainment for visitors, said guidebook writer Laura Ashlee, who recommends spending at least an entire morning, afternoon, or evening in the pursuit. More...

Meeting Is April 22 on Siding Requirements

A special meeting to review and possibly update siding requirements for buildings will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at City Hall. More...

City's Street Maintenance Crew Returns To Spring Clean April 21

The city's two-man street maintenance crew will begin its spring cleaning Monday, April 21. Mike Lee and Jimmy Horn will tackle cleaning the sidewalks, streets, and curbs of debris collected over the winter and spring. More...

MICF Taking Grant Applications

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation is accepting spring grant applications. The deadline to file a request is April 15. Grant recipients are announced in May. The foundation awards grants twice a year, in the spring and winter. More...

Dunnigan, Porter Named to Commission

Governor Appoints Commission for War of 1812 Bicentennial

Brian Dunnigan and Phil Porter were appointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm to serve on a new commission that will plan events for the 2012 bicentennial of the War of 1812. Mr. More...

Library Programs Announced

There will be three more children's reading and craft programs at the Mackinac Island Public Library this spring. More...

City Seeks Order To 'Deconstruct' Webster Home

Mackinac Island City Council will seek a court order to "deconstruct" Len and Sue Webster's partially built home in Hubbard's Annex after it learned at its meeting Wednesday, March 12, that the May deadline to finish the project will not be met. More...

Restrooms Will Open May 2

The public restrooms behind the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau will open for the season Friday, May 2. Open hours during spring are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Hours will expand as the ferry schedules change for the summer. More...

Stuart House Museum Reports Successful Year

Following a successful summer with more than 12,000 visitors to the Stuart House Museum, volunteers there have asked the Mackinac Island City Council to consider a plan to hire a second employee, paint the lower level of the building, improve air f More...

Island Recreation Plan Adopted

An update of short- and longrange goals are the only changes made to Mackinac Island's five year Recreation Master Plan, which was adopted by the city council Wednesday, February 27, following a hearing. More...

Rilenge, Bean Earn Top Spelling Spots

Adrienne Rilenge, a sixth grade student at Mackinac Island Public School, and Hailey Bean, in grade seven, were among eight winners at a district spelling bee that took place at the St. Ignace Middle School February 7. More...

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