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Grand Hotel Historian Puts 125th Anniversary in Perspective

This year marks the 125th anniversary of Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and its 126th season of operation. More...

Accident Closes Cadotte Avenue

Cadotte Avenue was closed for 20 minutes Thursday, June 28, when a passing carriage caught the wheel of a rented tricycle, knocking over the 28-year old woman rider.  The woman was transported to the Mackinac Island Medical Center, said Officer More...

Byars Takes Stone Skipping Championship With 31 Skips

Independence Day crowds gathered along the shoreline at Windermere Point Wednesday, July 4, to enjoy the summer sun, cool water, and the 44th annual Mackinac Stone Skipping Tournament. The event began at 10 a.m. More...

Thoreau Leads Poetry Series July 11

Poetry at The Grand begins its seventh summer at Grand Hotel Wednesday, July 11, hosted by poet and Island summer resident and poet Jim Lenfestey with a session on Henry David Thoreau.  More...

Art Exhibit at Fort de Buade To Feature Pam Finkel

An art exhibit opening will be held at Fort de Buade Museum in St. Ignace Friday, July 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Hot Weather Doesn’t Slow Down Family Fun at 4th of July Games

Even with summer temperatures reaching to 85 degrees, children participating in the games at Windermere Point couldn’t help but enjoy the fun Wednesday, July 4. More...

Business Creates Costume for Horses, Trainers

Horses and riders search for showy costumes for each performance and exhibition, and Julie Rilenge uses her creativity to craft costumes for them. Ms. Rilenge and Kim Kolatski work together to produce a matching ensemble for horse and rider. Ms. More...

Equestrian Center To Host Biweekly Speed Shows

The Mackinac Community Equestrian Center held its first Speed Show Sunday, July 1. More...

Charlie Olson Makes Hole In 1 At Wawashkamo Tournament

Two flights of eight teams each competed in the Wawashkamo Men’s Member Guest Tournament Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30 at the Wawashkamo Golf Club. Ron Steensma and Rich Glaser won the second flight with a score of 134.2. More...

Summer Temperatures, 4th of July Bring Crowds

Summer temperatures along with the upcoming Fourth of July holiday brought visitors in droves to Mackinac Island Monday, July 2. More...

Grand Hotel Week Proclaimed by Governer for July 8 - 14

Sunday, July 8, to Saturday July 14, will be “Grand Hotel Week” in Michigan, declared as such by Governor Rick Snyder in recognition of Grand Hotel’s 125 years in business.  The declaration notes Grand Hotel as one of America&r More...

Arts Council Will Invite Participation

A movie in Marquette Park, community painting reproduction, and incentives to volunteer with the Mackinac Island Arts Council are on the calendar for this summer, under the Arts Council’s program to get the community engaged.  More...

Klezmer Music Will Be July 13

Bringing a collection of klezmer music, or traditional Jewish music tracing its roots to Eastern Europe, Yale Strom and Elizabeth Schwartz will perform Friday, July 13, at Ste. Anne’s Church at 3 p.m. More...

Tess Miller, Melissa Straus Perform July 8

Tess Miller and Melissa Straus will perform works by Scott R. Harding, Lauren A. Whiteman, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Johann Sebastian Bach at a recital Sunday, July 8, at Ste. Anne’s Church. Dr. Miller will perform on flute and Dr. More...

Civilian Conservation Corps Tribute Held July 7 at Library

Mackinac Island Public Library will be hosting  More...

Kelly Dorman Wins First Place at Mackinac Art Museum Competition

Six artists were recognized for their work in capturing the history of Grand Hotel at a ceremony Wednesday, June 27, and Kelly Dorman received first prize for her beaded depiction of a white pine tree stump, symbolizing both the foundation of the hot More...

Fourth of July Regatta Is Postponed Until Saturday

With poor wind conditions Tuesday, July 3, and Wednesday, July 4, the Mackinac Island Yacht Club’s Fourth of July Regatta will be postponed until Saturday, July 7.  “It was too windy on Tuesday, and Wednesday the wind was so low it w More...

Sleepover at Community Barn Set For July 14

Children will have a chance to spend the night at the Mackinac Island Community Stable Saturday, July 14, at 6 p.m. Those participating will spend time overnight with the horses, and enjoy time spent with friends. More...

Kathleen Rearick Graduated From State University of New York

Kathleen Rearick was graduated in May from State University of New York at New Paltz with a Master of Fine Arts degree in metal. She received the Outstanding Graduate Honors award from the School of Fine Arts for 2012. More...

Yacht Races Upcoming in July

The month of July is known for the yacht races that either end or begin at Mackinac Island. Two longstanding races, the Bayview Mackinac Race and the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac will end at Mackinac Island.  More...

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