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Mackinac Island Spells Out Regulations in Ferry Ordinance

Mackinac Island has a new Ferryboat Ordinance, franchise application, and a franchise form. The documents were approved unanimously during a special council meeting Wednesday, March 16, with a few changes made to the draft Ferryboat Ordinance. More...

New City Budget Reflects Legal Issues, Franchise Revenues

Mackinac Island’s newly adopted budget reflects an increase in its franchise revenue, but not the full amount the city could realize. More...

Win-Some Women Retreat Planned

Ruth Graham, daughter of the Reverend Billy Graham, will be one of the keynote speakers at the spring Win- Some Women’s Christian retreat at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. More...

Flute Ensemble Will Perform

A flute ensemble will preform for students at Mackinac Island Public School Tuesday, April 26. Flute instructor Tess Miller from Alma College will travel to the Island with eight college students who will play the traditional C flute. More...

MSHP Looks at New State Funding Source

Within months the Mackinac Island State Park Commission could tap into a more stable source of funding for its annual $1.5 million stipend, the Department of Natural Resources Park Endowment Fund, rather than rely on the legislature to allocate the f More...

Underwater Research Team Returns To Straits This Summer

An 81-foot vessel with 16 young divers and 10 adults will sail into St. Ignace in the first week of August to continue an underwater research program in the Straits area that began in 2007. More...

Island Holds Historic Design Workshop

A Historic Design Guidelines workshop on downtown Mackinac Island will be Monday, May 16, at 2 p.m.  Urban designer and preservationist Nore Winter will conduct the workshop, which is the result of his work last fall to catalog the downtown arch More...

Contested Annex Lot Is Sold

The Hubbard’s Annex property that was the subject of a 10- year legal battle with the City of Mackinac Island over an unfinished home on the site has been sold, following its restoration to a vacant lot. More...

Pontiac Lodge Building Has New Owners

The building that houses the Pontiac Lodge on Mackinac Island was purchased by Ryba Properties from Ron and Mary Dufina in November. More...

Crunching Through Ice To Open Ferry Season

Arnold Transit began operations for the season Wednesday, March 30, with a 45-minute boat trip that took passengers around the northern side of the Island to St. Ignace to avoid packed ice near Round Island Passage.  More...

MPSC Investigation Moves Forward

Public hearings about Mackinac Island ferry service have been set for Mackinac Island, St. Ignace, and Mackinaw City, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has announced.  More...

Credit Card Payment at Mackinac Bridge To Become Reality

Credit and debit card readers will be installed in both staffed and unstaffed toll lanes at the Mackinac Bridge, the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) decided Wednesday, March 9. More...

Historic Preservation

Eliminating Tax Cuts Could Slow Projects

Tax credits offered for rehabilitation work on historic structures in Michigan may be eliminated under Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed budget cuts. More...

Mathematics, Art Get High Scores From Students

Mackinac Island high school students say combining mathematics and art is an engaging way to learn, after being challenged in three hands-on projects by their instructor, Susan Bennett.  More...

Cloverland Electric Rates Are Estimated To Climb 8%

Mackinac Island Intervenes in Michigan Public Service Commission Rates Filing

Cloverland Electric Cooperative customers could see an estimated 8% increase in rates this year based on the rising cost to purchase power and operate equipment and the system. More...

Fr. Williams Appointed Associate Pastor

Father Jim Williams will serve as associate pastor to St. Ignatius Loyola Church in St. Ignace, with a residence on Mackinac Island. Fr. Williams will assist Father Pawel Mecwel of St. Ignace, who is the pastor of St. Ignatius, Ste. More...

Building To Begin as Commission OKs Community Stable Barn

Five years in planning, construction of the community stables is expected to begin in the coming week and it is scheduled to open in June. More...

Shepler’s Seeks Restraining Order Against City of Mackinac Island

Shepler’s Inc. has filed a motion for a temporary restraining order or for preliminary injunction against the City of Mackinac Island. The motion, filed Thursday, March 28, in U.S. More...

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