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Unwanted Electronics Can Be Recycled in St. Ignace October 13

Electronic equipment and technological devices, among other items, can be dropped off at the 5R Recycling collection drive at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace Saturday, October 13. People can dispose of unwanted recyclables from 10 a.m. More...

Hardy Declines ‘Political Job’ of Mackinac Island Chief of Police

Police Corporal Ken Hardy announced he will not take the job as chief of the Mackinac Island Police Department Wednesday, October 3, and Chief Jim Marks told the city council he would stay until his replacement is hired, even if it takes until next s More...

Fashion Show Aids Students

A Fall Fashion Show will take place in the Mackinac Room of the Lilac Tree Hotel Saturday, October 6, starting with a social gathering at 5 p.m. The fashion show will begin at 5:30 p.m. More...

City Asks Businesses To File Fire Safety Information Before Dec. 31

A number of Mackinac Island businesses must submit needed fire safety information to the city before the end of the year or face an inspection by the fire department, the city announced at the city council meeting Wednesday, October 3. More...

Fire Department Receives Grant For Thermal Camera

The Mackinac Island Fire Department was awarded $5,000 through the Firemen’s Fund Heritage Grant, and the department used the capital to purchase a new infrared thermal imaging camera.  The new camera can help firefighters locate the sourc More...

Children Interact With Horses as Part of Visually Impaired Youth Retreat

Thirty-one visually impaired children and their families gathered at Jack’s Livery Stable Saturday, September 29, the children eager to experience the routines at a horse stable on Mackinac Island. More...

Tour de Mackinac To Highlight New Fall Event

A new fall event hosted by local businesses will focus on the natural beauty of Mackinac Island, and invite people to make a conscious decision to slow down and enjoy the simpler things in life. More...

A Break in the Workday At Surrey Hill

A few carriage horses rest Sunday, September 23, at the Mackinac Island Carriage Tours stables at Surrey Hill, with the new Grand Hotel Stables visible in the background. More...

Mackinac Island Citizens Look To Raise $60K for Statue Repair

A citizen initiative, led by American Legion Post 299 of Mackinac Island, is looking for support to help restore the Statue of Liberty replica at Mackinac Island State Harbor. More...

Millage Proposal Will Increase Revenue for School, Add One More Year

In order to address increasing financial concerns, the Mackinac Island School Board will ask voters to approve a millage increase from 7.2 mills to 7.8 mill in the November 6 election.  The millage, for two years, will raise an additional $91,21 More...

Lily Porter Is Hired As Arts Council Program Director

The Mackinac Arts Council Board of Directors hired Lily Porter as the program director Monday, September 17, at the annual board meeting.  Ms. More...

Island Posts Public Restroom Hours

City of Mackinac Island public restroom hours are Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 5p.m., and Friday through Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.  The restrooms at Mackinac Island State Park at British Landing will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

City Should Form Historic Districts, Study Committee Says

With a vote of four to one, the Historic District Study Committee recommended Tuesday, October 2, that the city council establish the two proposed historic districts. More...

Shopping Special Ends Sat.

Mackinac Island stores are preparing to close for the winter, and the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau invites shoppers to take advantage of specials and sales during Great Turtle Shopping week, from October 1 to October 6.  Shops throughout Main More...

Island To See 6 Days of Winter Boat Service, Committee Agrees

Boats this fall and winter will make four round trips five days a week, two round trips Sunday, and will not run at all on Wednesday, from November 1 to January 2, the city has said, and, after January 2, when ice conditions permit, service will be c More...

Mackinac Island Fire Department Runs Through Propane Gas Course

When battling a propane fire, the goal is to cut off the source of fuel, rather than to beat back the flames, the Mackinac Island Fire Department learned when it participated in a propane certification course Thursday, September 27. More...

1 New Downtown Hotel Under Review; 1 Expansion Plan Gets OK

A new downtown hotel is under review by the Mackinac Island Planning Commission, while the site plan for the expansion of the Lilac Tree Hotel and the new building for Mr. B’s were approved. More...

Jerome Toney Appointed To Travel Commission

Jerome Toney, vice-president for accommodations at Grand Hotel, will serve on the Michigan Travel Commission for a four-year term.  Governor Rick Snyder, Monday, August 20, appointed Mr. More...

Public Works Must Find Revenue To Support Waste Operations

The Mackinac Island Department of Public Works solid waste division operated at a deficit of $248,207, according to the city’s auditing firm Friday, September 21, when the Board of Public Works’ and the city’s finance committees met More...

Could School, City Share Time of City Recreation Director Mary Patay?

The Mackinac Island Public School reported success with a summer at-home learning program, and heard a concern during the board meeting Thursday, September 20, from a parent about missing an opportunity to have Mary Patay teach fitness and healthy li More...

Blair Grows 11 Ft. Tomato Plant

A tomato plant, tucked away against the Lilac House Bed and Breakfast, grew to 11 feet, three inches this summer. Steven Blair, co-owner of Artistic Mackinac Gallery and Studio, used only organic soils and compost.  More...

Mackinac Associates Name New Board Members

Jack Barnwell, of Mackinac Island, Kelly Cooper, of Che- boygan, and Wes Maurer, Jr., of St. Ignace, were elected to the Mackinac Associates Board of Trustees Wednesday, August 8, to serve three-year terms. Other board members are President   More...

‘People of Mackinac’ Theme for 2013 Art Exhibition

Artists entering the 2013 Mackinac Island Art Exhibition will seek inspiration through the lives of people on the Island. “People of Mackinac” is the theme of the 2013 juried art exhibition.  More...

Mackinac Island Ceremony Honors Those Who Sacrificed For Nation

Residents and visitors gathered at the Mackinac Island police station and fire hall Tuesday,   September 11, to commemorate national Patriot Day, remember the lives lost in the 2001 terrorist attacks, and recognize firefighters, police officers, More...

Mackinac Horsemen’s Association Plans Fall Events for Horse Lovers

The Mackinac Horsemen’s Association will host two group events.  The Michigan Parks and Recreation Association Experience Morning Walks will be Tuesday, October 9, and Monday, October 15. More...

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