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Festival Will ‘Wow’ Horse Lovers, Organizers Say, Starting Wed.

Second Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse Packed With Activities

Mackinac Island's horse culture will be celebrated Wednesday, July 21, through Saturday, July 24, during the second Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse, hosted by Mackinac Horsemen's Association (MHA). More...

Series To Discuss Poem With Mackinac Roots

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's classic 19th century poem “Hiawatha” will be the subject of “Poets at the Grand” Wednesday, July 21, from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. More...

For the Record

In the July 10-July 16 issue an article about the summer concert series stated that several concerts were scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. That time has been changed to 2 p.m. More...

Lakeside Boardwalk Merits New Consideration, Planners Say

Smoking Tent Finds Approval

Reducing downtown traffic congestion while improving the shoreline appearance of Mackinac Island and potentially offering more shopping and dining opportunities would be possible with the development of a lakeside boardwalk. More...

Island Ferries Offer Thrill for Champion Boarders

By Karen Gould

Six wakeboard athletes and one wakeskater were pulled behind a Star Line ferry last week, much to the surprise and delight of passengers on board the last two daily boats leaving Mackinac Island Wednesday, July 7. More...

Young Boy Survives Plane Crash in St. Ignace

Accident Claims Lives of Pilot, 3 Passengers

A plane crash near the Mackinac County Airport in St. Ignace took the lives of a grandfather, his two granddaughters, and a niece, leaving his young grandson the sole survivor. More...

Round Island Lighthouse Opened for Visitors To Enjoy

Visitors were shuttled to the Round Island Lighthouse Saturday, July 10, for a free open house and tours of the historic site. More...

St. Ignace Fish Feast Offers Local Delicacies July 24

Featuring fresh Great Lakes fish, the fourth annual St. Ignace Fish Feast will take place at the St. Ignace Public Marina Saturday, July 24, at 4 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults, and free for ages 21 and younger.   More...

Colorful Display Draws Families to ‘Day at the Park’

The third annual Day at the Park featured an inflatable obstacle course, dunk tank, jousting arena, and bounce house at Great Turtle Park Friday, July 2, hosted by the Mackinac Island Recreation Depar More...

3 Charged With Armed Robbery

Two men have confessed to armed robbery and home invasion and they and a third suspect were arraigned Tuesday, July 13, in 92nd District Court. The three suspects were taken into custody early Tuesday morning on Mackinac Island. More...

Festival of the Horse Schedule

All activities take place in Grand Hotel's Borough Lot unless otherwise noted.   Wednesday, July 21   6:45 p.m. Blessing of the Festival of the Horse - Mission Point grounds   7 p.m. More...

Police Prepare for Yacht Races

The Bayview Yacht Club's Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island race and ChicagoYacht Club's Race to Mackinac will bring thousands of sailors and their families to Mackinac Island over the next several weeks, but Police Chief Jim Marks said his staff is prep More...

Shakespearean Author Mary Maher To Lecture at Island Library

William Shakespeare's work continues to have a presence 400 years after his death, but only recently have Shakespearean performances been documented. Author and Professor Emerita Mary Z. More...

Bayview Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac Island Begins Saturday

Nighttime Sailing Is a Favorite Feature of Race for Dick Coates Aboard ‘Twisted’

For Mackinac Island resident Dick Coates, there's never a question whether he will be participating in the Bayview Yacht Club's Port Huron-to- Mackinac Island yacht race, it's just a part of his life. More...

Chicago Yachts Will Set Sail for Mackinac Island July 24

Two fast entries, frequent winner Windquest and Hong Kong racer Beau Gest, will be among competitors to test their top speeds in the annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac to begin Saturday, July 24, bringing 3,500 to 4,000 sailors to the More...

Wawashkamo Golf Club Throws July 10th Opening Party

East Bluff resident Dan Dunnigan with one of the bicycles given away at the Wawashkamo Golf Club party Saturday, July 10. More...

‘George’s Chariot’ Actually Called a Forecart, Still Manufactured

A common sight on Mackinac Island is our heavy bed version of a "truck," which is pulled by a team of horses and is called a dray. More...

Lack of Addresses Raises Concerns About Emergency Response

Survey Now Underway of Properties

An Island-wide survey is underway as the city begins cracking down on property owners that have not added street numbers to their homes. More...

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