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War of 1812 Bicentennial To Be Celebrated on Mackinac Island

Island To Host Reenactment July 17

Two hundred years ago, the second and final armed conflict between the United States of America and Great Britain began. More...

Participants Can Learn To Grow Lilacs with Jan Young

Visitors to the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival will have the opportunity to not only enjoy the violet flowers that have populated the island in abundance for more than a century, but also to take a piece of that horticultural heritage home with them. More...

West Michigan Bootscooters Return

“Dancing in the Streets” will be presented by the West Michigan Bootscooters Saturday, June 9, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. More...

Mackinac Island Festival Golf Tournament Monday, June 11

The Jewel golf course at Grand Hotel will host the annual Lilac Festival Golf Tournament Monday, June 11, at 5:30 p.m. The registration fee is $50 per player and includes the use of a cart. Club rentals are also available. More...

Mackinac Island Entertainment Guide

Lilac Tree  June 8-16, 21-25, & 28-30 Comedian Stu Stuart 9 p.m.  Pink Pony  June 8-9 Brian Thomas 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Myk Rise Band 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.  June 10 Myk Rise Band 3 pm. To 6 p.m. Brian Thomas 9 p.m. More...

Lilac Queens Crowned Through the Years on Mackinac Island

This Year’s Coronation Planned for Saturday

The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival has crowned a queen each year since 1949.  Former Mackinac Island Lilac Queens are: Sue Perault, 1949; Mary Dennany 1950; Jeanie Vance, 1951; Catherin McGreevy, 1952; Joann Goodheart,   More...

Mackinac Island Residents Complete Fire Training

Twelve Mackinac Island community members have completed training for firefighting and fire officer training.  More...

Terms of Compromise

June 2, 2012 Memorandum of Understanding  Adopted by the Mackinac Island City Council Wednesday, June 6.  15 year franchise with the understanding that after five years, there is a right to enter into a new 15 year franchise.  More...

Pinckney School Has Last Field Trip

For 12 years, fourth grade students from Pinckney Elementary School, with adult chaperones in tow, have traveled to Mackinac Island for a field trip focused on the history of Michigan.  More...

Grand Hotel, Manoogians Host Art Exhibit Reception

‘Summer Gardens’ Paintings Will Be Featured at Hotel This Season

Grand Hotel this season is hosting an art exhibit focusing on summer gardens, and the masterpieces selected also commemorate the hotel’s 125th anniversary, having been painted sometime around 1887, the year Grand Hotel was built. More...

Little Stone Church Will Host Choir

The Bay County Christian Youth Choir will sing at Little Stone Church Monday, June 11, at 2 p.m. as part of both the Lilac Festival and the choir’s “On Beauty” summer tour. More...

Policy Conference Puts Early Childhood Education in Spotlight

The Brighton Pavilion of Grand Hotel was bustling with activity Wednesday, May 30, as a panel hosted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation discussed the importance of early childhood education to a person’s lifelong development. More...

Mackinac Island Provides Teaching Opportunity For Educators

Five-thirty in the morning comes early to fifth graders, and the class at Thomas Edison Elementary School in Port Huron is no exception. More...

Mackinac Island’s Lisa Brock Plays Polocrosse in Australia

Mackinac Island summer resident Lisa Brock was invited to play polocrosse, a sport that combines the basic elements of polo and lacrosse, in New South Wales, Australia, March 24 and March 25 at Bong Bong Fairgrounds.  More...

Bob Tagatz To Give Special Grand Hotel History Lecture

Hotel historian and concierge Bob Tagatz will give a special lecture on the history of Grand Hotel Tuesday, June 12, as part of the hotel’s ongoing 125th anniversary celebration.  More...

Lilac 10k Run/Walk Is Saturday, June 9

The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival 10K run or walk, and the Lil’ Lilac quarter mile children’s run, are both scheduled for Saturday, June 9. Starting times are 9:30 a.m. for the 10K run, and 11 a.m. for the children’s race.  More...

Legends and Lore Walking Tour Offered

The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival will host a Legends and Lore Walking Tour led by Mackinac Island Public School coach Mary Patay.  Ms. More...

Historian To Lead Island History Tour

Mackinac Island historian and retired history teacher from Mackinac Island Public School Dan Seeley will lead an Island History Tour Friday, June 8, and Thursday, June 14, at 5 p.m.  The walking tour will answer any questions about the Island&rs More...

School Hosts Lakers Fundraiser

The School Boosters from Mackinac Island Public School will raise funds with a sale of “Lakers Wear” school apparel during the afternoons of Saturday, June 9, and Saturday, June 16, during the Lilac Festival. More...

Shannon Runs For Chippewa County Probate Judgeship

Former Chippewa County Prosecuting Attorney Patrick Shannon has announced his candidacy for Chippewa County probate judge in the upcoming primary and general elections.  More...

Anna May Joins Star Line Fleet for Cruises, Freight, Off-season Runs

Anna May, previously titled the West Shore and recently purchased by Star Line, joined the Star Line fleet Wednesday, May 30. Mike North, Star Line’s general manager, piloted the freight ferry from Bay City to St. More...

Events at the Annual Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island

The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival will take place from Friday, June 8, to Sunday, June 17, this year. The annual festival will offer a range of ongoing and onetime events on Mackinac Island.  Daily throughout the Lilac Festival:  More...

City Council Adjusts Millage, Lowering It 0.05 Mill, About $10,000

At a special meeting Wednesday, June 6, the Mackinac Island City Council adjusted the millage rate for 2012, voting to levy 7.9972 mills, down 0.05 mill from 8.0472 mills last year. More...

Air Force Band Honors Patriotism in Mission Point Performance

The United States Air Force Band of Flight performed at Mission Point Resort in the theatre Saturday, May 26, at 8 p.m. The free concert lasted 90 minutes, and the Band of Flight played a collection of classical, modern, funk, and patriotic pieces. More...

MACKINAC ISLAND COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 17 – Lilac Festival  Saturday, June 9 to Wednesday, June 13 – Xtreme Kids Ministry, Mackinac Island Bible Church  Saturday, June 9 – Opening Day of Historic Mission Church  Saturday, Jun More...

Round Island Light Sets Tour Date

The annual Round Island Lighthouse open house will be Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The open house is sponsored by the United States Forest Service-Hiawatha National Forest, and Round Island Lighthouse Preservation Society.  More...

For the Record...

In the article, “City May Add Sand To Beach Below Grand Hotel With Ferry Funds,” the article states that the city would purchase a chipper shredder valued at $1,800 from the cemetery fund, and use general funds for the balance. More...

Sounds of Mackinac Album Brings Island Experience To Life Through Music

Inspired by sounds and sights of Mackinac Island, Russ Riendeau of Barrington, Illinois, composed songs he hopes will connect listeners to the Island and the memories and experiences they have here. More...

Mackinac Island Public Library To Host Book Sale

The Mackinac Island Public Library will host its annual book sale Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Books will be donated and will be for available for purchase in the library. Proceeds will go toward funding for the public library. More...

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