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Jazz Greats Entertain at Grand Hotel on Labor Day Weekend

Jazz pianist Freddy Cole, flanked by bassist Elias Bailey and guitarist Randy Napoleon, in the Grand Hotel Theater during his Saturday night performance at the Labor Day Jazz Festival. More...

Mackinac Island, Bridge, Grand Hotel on List

Poll Names ‘Seven Wonders of Michigan’ and Top 20 Sites

The Great Lakes, the Mackinac Bridge, and Grand Hotel have been named in the top three spots among a list of “Seven Wonders of Michigan.” Other local sites also ranked highly in the state, including Mackinac Island, Castle Rock in St. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, September 4, Jean Allen placed first, Bev Benjamin placed second, and Toots Gillespie placed third.   More...

Road Repair Projects Will Mean Some Street Closures in September

Traffic will be rerouted around Astor and Hoban streets during downtown road repaving scheduled to begin in late September. More...

City Plans to Add More First Responders

More trained emergency services workers are needed on Mackinac Island in the winter, and the Mackinac Island Public Safety Committee, Mackinac Island Assistant Fire Chief Sam Barnwell, and Mark Wilk, area manager for Allied EMS Systems, met Monday, A More...

Radiomackinac Offers Sounds of Island

On a single radio station, one might find songs by country musician Sheryl Crow, Grand Hotel Orchestra Director Alex Graham, and Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau Executive Director Mary McGuire Slevin. More...

Community Celebrates First Day of School in Colorful Style

Students returned to school Tuesday, September 3, and were treated to celebrations that brought the entire community together. More...

After 10 Years, Reverend Carroll Will Leave Mackinac Island

After nearly 10 years at Mackinac Island’s Little Stone Church, the Reverend Vince Carroll will be leaving to serve a new community in October.  More...

Grand Hotel to Host Base Ball

Grand Hotel will host vintage base ball games for the fourth and final time this year Saturday, September 7. Admission to the games is free and they will be played at Woodfill Park near Grand Hotel’s tennis courts.  More...

30,000 Walk Across Mackinac Bridge on Windy Labor Day

A cold wind blew through the Straits of Mackinac during the 56th annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk Monday, September 2, as 30,000 walkers traversed the span between Michigan’s peninsulas.  More...

Marks Party Set for September 19

A celebration in honor of retiring Mackinac Island Police Chief Jim Marks is scheduled for Thursday, September 19. The event will take place in the community hall from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.   More...

Straits of Mackinac Parade Is Friday

800 Tractors to Cross Bridge

Tractors will drive across the Mackinac Bridge in the sixth annual Antique Tractor Crossing parade Friday, September 6. It is expected to draw more than 800 tractors from across the United States. More...

Bicentennial Marked at Fort Mackinac

Fort Mackinac historic interpreters Piotr Buniewicz (left) and Evan Chalmers represent soldiers of the 10th Royal Veteran Battalion, the British soldiers that captured Fort Mackinac from the American More...

Mackinac Island Scenes Serve as Backdrop for Vintage Photography

On any given day while walking down Mackinac Island’s Hoban Street, Jason Kladiva and Ted Weeks can be seen with a mid-1800s style camera, taking still photographs. More...

Fundraiser for Ski Club Is Sept. 24

The Mackinac Island Ski Club is hosting a fundraiser dinner Tuesday, September 24, at Ice House Bar and Grill. The event will be held in a tent behind the Island House Hotel.  More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

fun weekend.  Mark your calendar for the Patriot Day service Wednesday, September 11, at 6 p.m. in front of City Hall. The refurbished Statue of Liberty will arrive on Mackinac Island in time for the service, which is great news.  More...

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