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Hotel Plan Review Meeting on Hold; Deadline to Apply Extended

The Tuesday, July 30, special Mackinac Island Historic District Commission meeting to review plans for the proposed Main Dock Inn at the head of the Arnold Line Dock was cancelled after the application deadline was extended 30 days.  More...

Peace Garden Plans, Decrease in Traffic Are Topics for Park Commission

At the Mackinac Island State Park Commission meeting Friday, July 26, commissioners agreed with the notion behind a Peace Garden in Marquette Park, discussed ways to increase traffic at the park’s paid sites, approved many historical artifacts More...

Photo of the Week: Open Water

This red sailed boat makes its way toward Mackinac Island Tuesday, July 16, during the race from Chicago as Grand Hotel stands welcoming in the background. More...

Schultz to Lead Poetry Reading

Poet and Michigan native Elizabeth Schultz will visit Mackinac Island’s Little Stone Church to lead a poetry reading at 5 p.m. More...

Ian McGreevy Named to Dean’s List

Ian McGreevy, 18, of Mackinac Island, has been named to the dean’s list, after completing his sophomore year at the University of Michigan School of Art and Design. More...

Mackinac Island Vacation Bible School Brings Children Together

Dancing, singing, and laughter filled the basement of Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church July 11. Led by young adults from Youth Encounter, a Christian youth ministry from St. Paul, Minnesota, children of all ages joined in joyful song praising God. More...

Outdoor Summer Fun Is on the Menu for Island Recreation Department

Providing a wide range of sports, from a softball league to archery, the Mackinac Island Recreation Department increases outdoor activity opportunities for residents and visitors.  More...

Mackinac Arts Council’s Art Rocks the Boat Fundraiser Tuesday, August 6

Art Rocks the Boat is the name of a fundraising cruise aboard a catamaran, which will benefit Mackinac Arts Council’s support of local school art and music programs Tuesday evening, August 6.  More...

Mackinac Bridge Authority to Roll Tolls Back to 2012 Rates

Car and truck tolls on the Mackinac Bridge, scheduled to increase in January, will remain where they are, and commuter tolls will be rolled back 10¢ in 2014, the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) decided at its meeting Friday, July 26, on Mackinac Isla More...

Volleyball Clinic Is Coming Up

Sarah Dehring, a 1999 graduate of Mackinac Island Public School, and her Alma College volleyball team will hold a clinic through the Mackinac Island Community Foundation Monday, August 12, and Tuesday, August 13, at Mackinac Island Public School.&nbs More...

Motorcycle Retailer Finds Success with Clothing Line on Island

Harley-Davidson, Like Island, Offers ‘American Heritage’ Appeal, Says Store Manager Selin

The concept of a motorcycle store on an island where motored vehicles have been prohibited since the end of the 19th century may be puzzling, but Dale Selin, store manager for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company retail store in Mackinaw City and now, M More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 31, Jane Winston placed first, Rosalie Roush placed second, and Toots Gillespie placed third.   More...

Election Day Is Tuesday

Election Day in Mackinac County is Tuesday, August 6. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters on Mackinac Island will see a request for senior citizen services on the ballot. More...

Environmental Poetry Is Inspired by Mackinac Island, Lenfestey Says

James Lenfestey’s newest book, “Earth in Anger: Twentyfive Poems of Love and Despair for Planet Earth,” will be the topic at the Mackinac Island Public Library Summer Author Series Friday, August 9, at 4 p.m. More...

Fort Mackinac Never Sweats Dominate in Vintage Base Ball Game, 5-1

Compliments replaced trash talk as the Fort Mackinac Never Sweats defeated the Rochester Grangers 5-1 at the Annual Vintage Base Ball game Saturday, July 27. More...

Wawashkamo to Host Hickory Classic

Wawashkamo Golf Club is calling all golfers to its 2013 Wawashkamo National Hickory Stick Classic Saturday, August 17, at 9:45 a.m. More...

Trader Nick’s Offers Healthful Snack Options, Learning Opportunities

College Students Get Hands-on Business Experience

A new snack shop on Mackinac Island offers more than just healthful snacks, according its proprietors, by serving as a hands-on learning experience for college students who want to understand more about running businesses in the real world.  More...

Former Town Crier Intern Visits Island

Margaret Knox, a Mackinac Island Town Crier intern in 1981 and 1982, and her husband, Ron Baum, visited St. Ignace and Mackinac Island Thursday, July 25. The couple will soon move to southern France for a couple of years. More...

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