August 9, 2013 RSS feed / News

Legion National Commander Visits Island

The National Commander of the American Legion, James Koutz, along with other Midwest region American Legion officials, visited Mackinac Island Monday, August 5. As elected National Commander, Mr. More...

Annex To Get Historical Marker

State Approves Sign Denoting Significance of Early Cottage Builders

After more than a year of planning by local residents, the Michigan Historical Commission approved a new Michigan Historical Marker for Hubbard’s Annex Wednesday, July 24. More...

Festival Offers Show Presenting Various Horse Breeds

Program Scheduled for Saturday Afternoon

Eighteen horse breeds will be on display at the Mackinac Island Breed Presentation during the Festival of the Horse at 1:30 p.m. More...

Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse Activities

Friday, August 9   Beginning Musical Freestyles Clinic with Betsy Van Dyke at 10 a.m. at Michigan Horse Council Arena.  Carriage Presentation at 11:30 a.m. at Michigan Horse Council Arena.  Pony Rides from noon to 2 p.m. More...

Library Will Host Magician

Magician Gordon Russ will present his Comedy Magic Revue, a family friendly magic show, at the Mackinac Island Public Library Thursday, August 15, at 2 p.m.  The show is free to the public. Mr. More...

Service Is Aug. 11 for Goodwin

A burial service for Norton Goodwin will be Sunday, August 11, at 2 p.m. at the Protestant cemetery on Mackinac Island.  Following the service, there will be a memorial celebration at Casa Verano Cottage.  More...

Mackinac Seven Artists Showcase Friendship, Unique Styles at Reception

A group of friends gathered to share ideas, inspire, and learn from one another while sharing their art work with the Mackinac Island community during the Mackinac Seven annual reception Friday, August 2, at the Mackinac Island Public Library.  More...

Officials Urge Island Community to Ride Bicycles Safely

Bicycles zooming, horses trotting, and people crossing the streets are typical occurrences on a bustling summer day on Mackinac Island. More...

Community Foundation Funds Mackinac Island Poetry Publication

To honor Lorabeth Fitzgerald, a late poetry lover of Mackinac Island, “An Anthology of Mackinac Island Poetry” will be created and is slated for publication next year.  More...

BIRTH

Henry Richard Hardy

Vanessa and Ken Hardy, Jr. More...

Voters Pass Millage for Senior Citizen Services

In the Tuesday, August 6, Mackinac County election, 71 of Mackinac Island’s 765 registered voters turned out to cast ballots and narrowly passed a senior services millage, with 37 voters in favor and 34 against. More...

Zoning Ordinance Changes Will Better Reflect Vision

After months of reviewing and scrutinizing, the steering committee charged with the task of overhauling the Mackinac Island Zoning Ordinance is ready to present the latest draft to the public Wednesday, August 14, at 5 p.m. in Community Hall. More...

Thoreau Scholar Explores Author’s Mackinac Island Writings

On a rainy afternoon Friday, July 26, Henry David Thoreau scholar Corinne Smith presented her first book, “Westward I go Free: Tracing Thoreau’s Last Journey,” at the Mackinac Island Public Library Summer Author Series. More...

Photo of the Week: Sailing Around the Island

Sailboats race around Mackinac Island Wednesday, July 17, in the annual Round the Island Race sponsored by the Mackinac Island Yacht Club. Visible on shore is Silver Birches lodge. More...

Landowners Can Help Control Invasive Knotweed

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area is asking landowners to report infestations of “Michigan bamboo” on their property, including those on Mackinac Island, where the plant is known to exist.  More...

Pest Plants, Animals Pose Management Concerns for Mackinac Island

Recent concerns have been raised about nonnative plant and animal species on Mackinac Island, and local residents, city officials, and staff at Mackinac State Historic Parks are addressing some of these concerns. More...

Bat Conservation Program Informs Community About Flying Creatures

“Ooh’s” and “ahh’s” from children whispered throughout the Mackinac Island Public Library when Michelle Maust let Dobby, an Egyptian fruit bat, hang from her shirt.  More...

Island Artist Noel Skiba Has New Studio to Show Work, Share Art

Artist Noel Skiba has been painting on Mackinac Island for years, and now she has her own studio on Main Street, behind Mackinac Wheels and across the street from the Harbour View Inn. More...

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