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Dredging Underway; Will Not Impact Races

The Mackinac Island marina will be temporarily closed to boaters who do not have reservations from Monday, July 8, to Saturday, July 13, to allow it to be dredged.  More...

News

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. 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...

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...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Dark Money Fuels Michigan Political Campaigns

“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain”  —The Wizard of Oz   More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weekend weather for the Fourth of July was picture perfect, with blue skies and warm temperatures. People came from far and near to celebrate our nation’s birthday on Mackinac Island. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Poison Ivy: A Natural Biological Hazard

Summer is in full bloom. As spring sprang slowly into summer, the foliage and flora followed, likewise turning the land from scrawny to lush.  More...

300 Chicago Yacht Club Racers to Set Sail for Mackinac

The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is always an interesting adventure for Lloyd Karzen.  Whether it was during his 25 years sailing in the race or as his present duty of manning the finish line, the excitement of the first boat sighted on t More...

New Plan Submitted for Hotel Project

After unveiling yet another plan for the proposed Main Dock Inn at the head of the Arnold Dock Tuesday, July 9, developers Ira Green and Melanie Libby agreed to extend the length of time the Historic District Commission (HDC) has to review their appl More...

Obituaries

Leona ‘Bubbles’ Obeshaw

Leona “Bubbles” Obeshaw, 89, of St. Ignace, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Mackinac Straits Health System in St. More...

Kevin Vachow

Kevin J. Vachow, 60, of Mackinaw City, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013.  He was born January 31, 1953, to Leo and Jean Vachow.  He worked for the Mackinac Island boat businesses, primarily for Arnold Line for several years.  More...

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