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Snyder: Collaboration, Balancing Industry/Environment Needs Are Key

Collaboration, reducing barriers between states and countries, and reconciling the needs of industry and the Great Lakes environment are three pressing issues Governor Rick Snyder identified at the gathering of Great Lakes governors on Mackinac Islan More...

LILAC FESTIVAL CALENDAR

Friday, June 7   Lilac Festival Wine Tasting from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Mission Point Resort’s Bistro on the Greens. Nominal fee.  Architectural walking tour of the Island’s at 3 p.m. More...

Lilac Queen Dana Roguska Will Be Crowned Saturday

The 64th annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is set to begin Friday, June 7, and continue through Sunday, June 16, bringing 10 full days of events, activities, and entertainment. More...

Shepler’s Refurbished Freighter Sacre Bleu Back in the Straits

Following a four-month renovation, Shepler’s freighter Sacre Bleu is back and better than ever, says Captain Chris Shepler. More...

Governor’s Mackinac Island Summer Home Tours Begin

The Governor’s Mackinac Island summer residence has served as a weekend getaway for Michigan governors since 1945 and will be available for visitors to tour each Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. More...

Little Luxuries Expansion Allows for More Michigan Goods

As you walk through the new double doors of Little Luxuries on Main Street, you’ll be greeted by an undeniably pleasant fragrance, calming acousticstyle music, and more than 1,400 square feet of Michigan and American-made products. More...

Market Street Art Walk Set to Showcase Galleries

Market Street’s art galleries will extend their hours and host open houses for the public from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Astor, Hoban Streets to be Patched

The city will patch holes in Hoban and Astor streets in the next several weeks and solicit bids to have these and other city streets repaved, the Streets and Sidewalks Committee decided at a meeting Thursday, May 30.  More...

Woodward Beardsley Earns Engineering Degree

Woodward Beardsley of Mackinac Island was graduated from Michigan Technological University in Houghton May 4, with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.  More...

Governor Snyder Discusses Issues Facing Eastern Upper Peninsula

Monitoring and carefully analyzing Great Lakes levels will be the next step toward managing the current low levels and their impacts, and Governor Rick Snyder wants to be sure a strong understanding of the lake systems is established, with the goal o More...

Island Graduate Fuller Cowell Returns as Police Officer

The oath to serve and protect holds meaning for every police officer, but when the community you serve is the one where you grew up, it’s even more special.  More...

LaHood: Great Lakes Region Has Benefits Unique in the United States

Putting aside party labels, harnessing the Great Lakes region’s economic potential, and expanding its infrastructure can put the region on the map as a place that smart, young people would want to congregate to and thrive in. More...

Invasive Species Task Force Established During Great Lakes Summit

An Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force to prevent or minimize exotic plants and animals from damaging the Great Lakes was established during the Council of Great Lakes Governors Summit on Mackinac Island last weekend.  More...

Straits Area Community Honors Walt and Sally North’s Hospital Efforts

A large crowd of community members honored the significant contributions to health care of Walter and Sally North at a ceremony Friday, May 31, at Mackinac Straits Health System. More...

Lilacs Expected to Bloom in Time for Annual Festival

The chilly spring weather may be worrisome to Mackinac Island residents and visitors, but the cooler conditions will provide the perfect environment for sequential lilac blooming this season, in time for the 64th annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival More...

Gov. Snyder Cuts Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor’s Grand Opening Ribbon

With the sun shining, a light breeze blowing, and warm temperatures, it was a “Pure Michigan day,” Governor Rick Snyder said at the grand opening of Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor Saturday, June 1, at Grand Hotel.  More...

Mackinac Island Students Celebrated at Annual Awards Night May 22

Mackinac Island parents, students, and community members assembled in the public school gymnasium Wednesday, May 22, to celebrate the academic and athletic accomplishments of Mackinac Island Public School students at the annual Anchor Awards.  A More...

Ware Embarks on Silver Birches Renovation Projects

Silver Birches, the resort on Mackinac Island’s northwest shore, is under new ownership and undergoing extensive renovation by Liz Ware of Chicago. Construction will continue throughout the summer as Ms. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, June 5, Moira Croghan placed first, Margaret McIntire placed second, and Janis Holle placed third.   More...

Recreation Dept. Leads Island Cleanup Day

Mackinac Island Recreation Department director Mary Patay led her first Island clean up effort Saturday, April 20, as volunteers walked throughout the Mackinac Island State Park and residential areas, picking up trash scattered along trails and roads More...

Marinas to Host Boating Safety Sessions June 8

The Mackinac Island State Harbor and Straits State Harbor in Mackinaw City will collaboratively host free boating safety sessions and inspections Saturday, June 8.  More...

City Processes Business Licenses, Grants More Than 160

Treasurer, Clerk to Consider Deputy Appointments

More than 160 businesses that operate on Mackinac Island are slated to receive their business licenses after a Monday, June 3, special city council meeting that was called to complete the unfinished task of processing the license applications. More...

Ryba’s Releases Frank Beckmann’s Chocolate Mocha Almond Fudge

Ryba’s Fudge Shop briefly made a new concoction, called Frank Beckmann’s Chocolate Mocha Almond Fudge, at the request of WJR Radio Host Frank Beckmann. More...

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