May 15, 2010 RSS feed / News

Drain Field Fails, No Bathrooms at Turtle Park

The septic drain field failed at Turtle Park, meaning there are no usable public bathrooms there, and the city's Building and Grounds Committee now is considering three options to resolve the problem. More...

Clinic Is May 19

Sault Tribal Health is offering a Spring Wellness Clinic on Mackinac Island with Dr. Siudara Wednesday, May 19, for Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians members and their families. The clinic will be at the Mackinac Island Medical Center. More...

Winning ‘Pure Michigan’ Campaign Slogan Almost Didn’t Happen

People say the Pure Michigan advertising campaign has stirred their memories and imaginations, and even kept them listening to the ads in their cars after they have reached their driving destination, just as the campaign was designed to do, accordin More...

Michigan Needs To Look Outside State for Tourism, Analysts Say

Tourism in Michigan is projected to increase this year, although it will not reach 2007 levels, nor will it make up for losses in last year's decline, said tourism analyst Dan McCole of Michigan State University at the Pure Michigan Governor's Confe More...

‘Save Our Island’ Meets With City

The Save Our Island organization is scheduled to make a presentation on the importance of historic preservation in the downtown district during the City Council meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 19.   More...

Tourist Season Begins With a Boom

A handmade crown of lilacs was placed on Sue Perault's head in 1949 during a ceremony that made her Mackinac Island's first lilac queen. More...

Mackinac Island Students Prepare for Production of ‘Annie Jr.’

Performances To Begin May 24

Twenty-nine students will take part in the challenging musical “Annie Jr.” at Mackinac Island this spring. More...

Teacher Seth Baker Resigns from Island School

Mackinac Island social studies teacher Seth Baker submitted his resignation, which the school board accepted during its meeting Thursday, April 15. More...

Church Services To Begin May 23

Sunday services at Little Stone Church will begin May 23, reports the Reverend Vincent Carroll, who, with his wife, Molly, will be arriving shortly, after visiting his mother in Iowa.   Services begin at 10:30 a.m. More...

A Conversation With Mackinac Island Developer Ira Green

“Mackinac Island is not a museum, it's a way of life. It is a time in history that we are trying to make and express. That's what we're trying to do, express a period in time and we do that well, even with 20-seat passenger taxis. We create an atmosphere that gives people a vision of the way it was. That is what we are.” - Ira Green

Ira Green would offer bicycles to rent to Mackinac Island visitors every day for the rest of his life, if he could. But other things, he says, just get in the way. More...

2010 Ad Campaign Aimed at Out-of-state Tourists

Pure Michigan advertising campaign funding took a hit this year, with legislators chopping the appropriation nearly in half, to $14.9 million, compared to its $28 million budget in 2009. More...

Boat Lines Approved for Service

Mackinac Island's three passenger ferry lines will continue to operate this season, following the city council's approval of applications made by Arnold Transit, Star Line, and Shepler's. More...

Two Lot Split Requests Heading to Zoning Board of Appeals

A Harrisonville lot split sought and denied in 2007 will be considered again by the Mackinac Island Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) at the request of property owners Josephine “Elaine” and Isaac Bunker. More...

Spring Golf Outing Will Be May 23

The Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau spring golf outing will be Sunday, May 23, at 1 p.m. at Wawashkamo Golf Course.   The cost is $100 per person and will benefit the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau. Hole sponsorships are available. More...

Mackinac Island Photo Calendar Winners Announced

Winners of the 28th annual photograph contest for the Mackinac Island Recreational Development 2012 Seasons of Mackinac calendar have been announced. More...

Council Mulls Condo Offers, Grants Permits

Horn Offers Advice on Leaving City Seat

Alderman Armand “Smi” Horn was a teacher and advisor to members of the Mackinac Island City Council, members said Wednesday, May 5, at the last meeting of his term. More...

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