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Horsemen’s Association To Host Open House for New Community Stable

Mackinac Horsemen’s Association will host an Open House for the opening of the Mackinac Island Community Stable Friday, June 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guests can tour the new barn and grounds as construction is coming to an end.  More...

Pure Michigan TV Ads Featuring Mackinac Island Begin This Week

Mackinac Island Pure Michigan television commercials have now begun to air on several cable channels, as the Island officially has joined the list of Michigan cities and landmarks with its own national advertising campaign. More...

Public Hearing For Two Historic Districts Scheduled For June 15

The public hearing on the two proposed downtown historic districts for Mackinac Island will be at Community Hall at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 15. More...

Long-standing Traditions, Beautiful Flowers Keep Lilac Festival Lively

Residents of Mackinac Island and hundreds of visitors frequent the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival, a June celebration of the upcoming summer season and the many lilac flowers that bloom every year and fill the Island with splashes of purple and white More...

Public Hearing on Airport June 15

Mackinac Island Airport reconstruction will presented in a public information hearing at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at the Community Hall. More...

Snyder Talks Statewide Issues at Conference, Sans Tie

When Governor Rick Snyder took the stage at the 2011 Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference, he spoke about issues pertinent to the entire state, not just the greater Detroit area. More...

Plans Nearly Complete on Colonial Michilimackinac Rowhouse

High winds in April snapped off the upper section of the flagpole at Fort Mackinac, causing minor to the nearby Officers’ Hill Quarters. More...

Traverse City Students Enjoy Spring Field Trip to Mackinac Island

Over the years, Mackinac Island has been the preferred class trip for fifth grade students from Old Mission Elementary School in Traverse City, and this year proved no exception. More...

Catholic Central Capella Choir To Perform at Ste. Anne’s

Catholic Central High School’s Capella Choir will be singing at Ste. Anne’s Church Monday, June 13, at 7 p.m. More...

Preservation Session Is Tuesday

A workshop on the economic benefits of historic preservation will be held at Community Hall at 6 p.m. More...

John Manikoff Painting Donated to Mackinac Island Art Museum

In memory of their late brother, John Manikoff (1951- 2011), Lin Sheppard and Olga Hard donated one of his paintings, “Grand Autumn View,” to the permanent art collection of Mackinac State Historic Parks, the park announced Wednesday, Jun More...

Federal Charges Dropped: Judge Advises MPSC Dismiss Ferry Case

Administrative Law Judge Dennis Mack has recommended that the Michigan Public Service Commission dismiss the claim filed in February by Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry, which asked the commission to assert jurisdiction over the city of fares, r More...

Governor Snyder Signs Health Care Bill on Mackinac Island

New state legislation that will allow medical patients to convalesce at Mackinac Straits Health System in St. More...

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

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Irish Dancers Will Perform, Give Ceili Lessons During Lilac Festival

The art of Irish step dance has been passed down through generations of people through tradition, observation, and persistent teaching. More...

Taste of Mackinac To Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Six chefs from Mackinac Island restaurants and resorts will bring their talents to Harbour View Inn Thursday, June 16, for the Taste of Mackinac’s 25th anniversary during the Lilac Festival. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. More...

New Statewide Business Initiative Announced

Will Strengthen Economy, Governor Says on Mackinac Island

In the minds of many state government officials, economic experts, and business owners, the best way to jump-start Michigan’s economy is by investing in existing businesses and making them stronger.  More...

John Killinger’s New Book Features Marigold Island, a Mackinac Lookalike

On the same day Pastor Maggie Bowles arrives on Marigold Island, a priceless, golden turtle is stolen from the island’s Belleview Hotel, and the robbery leads to a murder.  More...

Mackinac Horse Regina Gives Birth to Healthy Colt

Maryanke Alexander knew she was going to be witnessing a birth in the early evening of May 10, when her horse, Regina, began looking at her stomach.  After only 20 minutes of labor, the horse gave birth to a special colt with a deep-rooted Macki More...

Grand Hotel Offers Health Planners, Healthy Menu Options For Guests

A new healthy living initiative is being offered through Grand Hotel and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) that encourages healthy living choices. More...

MISP: Historic Buildings Showing Effects of Spending Cutbacks

Park Commission Moving to New Funding Source

Historic buildings owned by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission are beginning to show signs of neglect, and commissioners blame the appearance on cuts to the state allocation, which, in the past eight years, has fallen $500,000. More...

Don and Darold Keith To Ride Horseback in Grand Parade

Brothers Don and Darold Keith will ride horseback in the Lilac Festival’s Grand Parade for the first time this year, both in full Native American regalia. The Grand Parade is Sunday, June 19.  More...

Glen Young Chosen for Teachers’ Writing Program

Glen Young, a high school English teacher in Petoskey and Mackinac Island summer resident, is among 10 northern Lower Michigan teachers to participate in a 16-day program to improve teaching and writing.  More...

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