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Center for the Arts Finds Home at Mission Point Theater

Come mid-May, the Mackinac Arts Council will have a new, permanent residence at the Mission Point Theater called “Center for the Arts.” The council will take over management and house its administrative office at the theater at Mission Po More...

Council Offers To Purchase Development Rights of Arnold Dock

The Mackinac Island City Council is offering the buy the development rights to the property at the head of the Arnold Dock for 100 rental bicycle licenses. More...

Great Lakes Governors Hope To Meet On Mackinac Island in June

Water issues, specifically low Great Lakes levels and control of invasive species, will be one of three main topics when the Council of Great Lakes Governors convenes on Mackinac Island at a summit in early June. More...

Experienced Crews Take On Challenges of Winter Ferry Runs

Wind, ice, and careful maneuvering define the days of ferry crews as they cross the winter water between St. Ignace and Mackinac Island. More...

Students Set Goal: Read, and Sled

Some of the best moments in life come from setting goals and achieving them. It’s certainly a concept that has led to a lot of fun moments this year for the younger students at the Mackinac Island Public School.  More...

Mackinac Island Community Foundation Aids State and Local Projects

When the Mackinac Island Community Foundation announced the recipients of its 2012 fall grant cycle, there was a new organization on the list in the form of St. Ignace’s cityowned Fort de Buade Museum.  More...

Mackinac Island Administrator, Kelly Bean Leaves Post for New Job in Lansing

Kelly Bean, the mayor’s assistant on Mackinac Island, has moved to Lansing for a new job and an opportunity to get a college degree in public administration. More...

Local Groups Get Art Grant

Residents throughout Mackinac County are likely to benefit as several local agencies, including the Mackinac Arts Council and the Naubinway snowmobile museum, are receiving funding through grants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affair More...

Ste. Anne’s St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, Raffle Is March 16

Chef Tim Leeper of Mackinac Island will cook the dinner for the St. Patrick’s Day Raffle, organized by Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church. The event will be Saturday, March 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Mackinac Island Community Hall.  More...

District Commission Reviews Bylaws, But Has No Quorum

Charged with overseeing two new historic districts in the downtown area, Mackinac Island’s Historic District Commission began a review of its by-laws Wednesday, January 16, but, without a quorum, postponed any action for a future meeting Tuesda More...

Elizabeth Chambers Honored by State Police

Chippewa County chief assistant prosecuting attorney Elizabeth Chambers, of Mackinac Island and Sault Ste. Marie, has been awarded the Michigan State Police Recognition of Professional Excellence.  More...

Winter Festival a Red Hot Success This Year, Organizers Say

The Mackinac Island Winter Festival held last weekend was a resounding success, drawing 150 to 200 people. Saturday featured events in Turtle Park and Sunday activities were held at the school.  More...

Gallagher Scholarship Dinner Will Be Held February 20

The 12th annual Gallagher Scholarship Dinner will be Wednesday, February 20, at the Community Hall on Mackinac Island from 5 p.m. More...

Sandersons Find Photograph of Former Family Cottage

Antique Collectors Enjoy Island Mementos

Locked away in a safe, the photograph of St. Claire Cottage had not been seen for almost a century. Carla Sanderson, who remembers visiting the cottage when she was young, was glad to add the photograph to her family’s growing collection.  More...

Looking Back

125 YEARS AGO The St. Ignace News Friday, January 27, 1888   More...

Bloswick Displays Photographs at Library

Clark Bloswick is displaying his photography at the Mackinac Island Public Library through the end of February. Mr. Bloswick’s art will be available for purchase. More...

Bean To Retain School Board Seat

Kelly Bean, the treasurer of the Mackinac Island school board, has not resigned her school board seat, although she has recently accepted a new job with the State of Michigan in Okemos and has left Mackinac Island. More...

Two Council Seats Open

With less than a week before the February 12 filing deadline, four candidates have submitted petitions for two open city council seats in the May 7 election. So far, there are no contests for the other elected city positions.  More...

Hotel Granted Variance

Lake View Hotel can build a new handicap ramp alongside French Lane, the Zoning Board of Appeals said Wednesday, February 6, even though it could further hamper traffic on the narrow street.  More...

Cross Country Ski Trails Are in Great Shape

When snow rolls in on Mackinac Island, it’s time for crosscountry skiing, and according to Mackinac Island Ski Club crosscountry skiing guide Tim Leeper, the trails are in great shape. Mr. More...

For the Record

In an article published in the Mackinac Island Town Crier issue of December 15, 2012, to February 8, 2013, entitled “New Hotels Proposed at Arnold Dock, and on Market Street,” it should be noted that the proposed Main Dock Inn owners are More...

Former Clerk Tammy Frazier Returns to Island As Mayor’s Assistant

There’s been a recent change in the role of Mackinac Island’s assistant to the mayor, but the new face in the office is a familiar one. Former city clerk Tammy Frazier is back to take over the position. More...

People Traverse the Ice On Monday

Mackinac Island residents Brett Horn and Jason St. Onge walked across the ice to St. Ignace Monday, February 4, as temperatures continued to hover above zero in the evenings and in the teens during the day.  More...

‘For the People Here:’ Meals on Snowmobiles Serves Island Residents

Penne pasta with meat sauce, chicken with glissants, and Chinese cuisine are some of the mouthwatering meals rustled up this year for Meals on Snowmobiles. More...

Sheas, Linigers Receive Highest Horse Breeder Award in U.S.

Marty Shea of St. Clair and Mackinac Island has been fascinated by horses since she was a young child, leading to a lifelong association with the elegant animals that has helped produce many awards for St. Clair-based Shea Stables. More...

May Is Secretary at Ste. Anne’s

A season does not go by that Heather May is not hurrying from one job to the next on Mackinac Island.  During the winter, she spends her mornings as secretary of Ste. More...

Mackinac Island Students Enjoy Day on Dogsled Trails

Mackinac Island Public School had its first middle school field trip as its 11 students got a jolt of wintry fun at Nature’s Kennel Premier Winter Sled Dog Adventures in McMillan Tuesday, January 8.  More...

City Asks Ferry Companies To Scale Back Resident Passes

Ferry companies selling discounted resident passes this year will be asked by the city to set a cut-off date of April 1, and to not ask for a local voter registration card as proof of residency. More...

Looking Back: Observations of Mackinac’s People 125 Years Ago

From The St. Ignace News Friday, January 27, 1888

An Island Hegira Some Mackinac Worthies Favor the Gate City With their Presence – Jingling Sleigh Bells and Merry Parties – A very Solemn Affirmation.   More...

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