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Rally Will Protest Oil Pipeline Capacity Expansion July 14 in St. Ignace

A demonstration protesting Enbridge Energy’s increased capacity for oil flow through Line 5, composed of two pipelines beneath the Straits of Mackinac, is scheduled for Sunday, July 14, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at Bridge View Park in St. Ignace. More...

September Is Target for Street Paving Work

Paving of city streets is tentatively scheduled from September 2 to September 24, and funding for the project will be sought from the Michigan Department of Transportation for the most heavily used roads, including Main Street to Fort Street, includi More...

Vehicle Fees, Historic District Fees, and Internet Access Come to Committee

Paving trucks may be able to pay per day for motor vehicle fees on the Island if the city’s fee schedule is revamped, the Ordinance Committee agreed Monday, July 8, and the city may model its fees to consider proposals in the historic districts More...

Work at Trail Near Arch Rock Poses Challenge of Staircase on Steep Hill

The Spring Trail, a historical trail that leads from Lakeshore Boulevard up to Arch Rock, is closed until early fall while it undergoes renovation. Construction began last fall and was suspended during the winter.  More...

Visitors Will Get Rare Chance to Visit Round Island Lighthouse Saturday

The Round Island Lighthouse will soon be open for public inspection. On Saturday, July 13, the Round Island Lighthouse Preservation Society will host its 7th annual open house at the lighthouse, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Mackinac Island School Honor Roll

Fourth Marking Period   8th Grade: Talon Greenlee, Christopher Riggs, Christian Styburski.  9th Grade: Peyton Waaso.  10th Grade: Jeremy Hepker, Kyra Kolatski*, Dana Roguska.  More...

Veterans Honored at Fort Mackinac’s Fourth of July Celebrations

On the Fourth of July, the interpreters at Fort Mackinac wouldn’t want to be any place else. More...

Concerns About Rabbit Overpopulation on Island Brought to Council Again

Rabbits, the retirement of the Mackinac Island police chief, and committee meetings were among some of the topics covered at the Wednesday, July 10, City of Mackinac Island Council meeting. More...

Mackinac Island Foot Doctor Geoffrey Day to Expand Practice in Area

Foot doctor Geoffrey Day has been providing podiatric services to Mackinac Island for 14 years and, starting this summer, he will be able to accommodate residents year-around as he opens another practice in Mackinaw City.  Treating everything fr More...

Commission Considers Fence Requests, Does Not Recommend Rezoning

Adjust Plans Rather Than Seek Variance, Planning Commission Advises

The Mackinac Island Planning Commission approved three fencing requests and denied recommending a variance request at their Tuesday, July 9, meeting. More...

Power Outages Circumstantial, Says Cloverland

Wildlife mishaps have been the cause of Mackinac Island’s most recent power outages.  According to Cloverland Electric Cooperative, the Island’s service provider, the July 3 and July 7 outages have been caused by a snake or bird gett More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 3, Helen Ohanlon placed first, Jean Allen placed second, and Kay Berke placed third.  In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wed More...

Inaugural Grand Garden Show to Celebrate Island’s Gardening Culture

Beautiful flowers, expert advice, and hands-on demonstrations are just some of the things participants of the first Grand Garden Show will experience this August, according to landscaper Jack Barnwell. More...

Mackinac Arts Council Presents Series Beginning Friday

Teaching the Full Experience of a Well-made Film Is Goal for Jim Bogan

Getting the full experience of a captivating, well-made film is what Jim Bogan loves and tries to teach. More...

BPW Will Wait for Committee’s Word Before Advising City Council on REUs

The Mackinac Island Board of Public Works met Monday, July 8, to continue discussions on a new sewer allocation process, and will wait for an ad hoc committee to complete its work before it officially recommends anything to the city council.  More...

Photo of the Week

American Flag Procession On Main Street

Thursday, July 4, Mackinac Island emergency personnel transport a 30-foot American flag down Main Street to the Mackinac Island Public School. More...

Red, White, and Blue Fills Windermere Point On Fourth of July

Mackinac Island community members and visitors gathered to celebrate Independence Day Thursday, July 4, at Windermere Point.  With a dunk tank giving chances to splash high school students and young children enjoying three-legged races, the poin More...

Mackinac Island Community Outreach Program Knits for Good Cause

Members of the Community Knitting Outreach group, sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church, are using knitting needles and yarn to help those in need. Meeting every Monday at 1 p.m. More...

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