May 17, 2014 RSS feed / News

Work Begins on New Base for Statue of Liberty

Mackinac Island’s Statue of Liberty replica will be reinstalled this summer in a more prominent location on the lawn near the state marina across the street from Marquette Park. More...

Bike Shop Torn Down

Its asbestos siding removed, the Mackinac Island Bike Shop building (left) awaits demolition Wednesday, April 30. More...

Five Train to Become Firefighters on Mackinac Island

Five men are training to become volunteer firefighters this winter. Classes began in October and finished with written and practical tests May 10 at Charlevoix. More...

Silk Ready to Bring Tourists to the Island

Alison Silk moved mattresses, a dining room table, and countless totes across the ice bridge this winter so she could start her new job with the Mackinac Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, which is working jointly with the Tourism Bureau this yea More...

April 15: Civil Engineering Report Will Be Key, Planning Commissioners Say

Committee Gives Advice on Silver Birches Project

Concerns from neighbors over a proposal to rezone Silver Birches have prompted owner Liz Ware to consider modifying plans for future development. She met with four members of the Mackinac Island Planning Commission Tuesday, April 15, to get advice. More...

May 13 Topics: Liquor Control, Birches Meeting

City Seeks To Control Entertainment

The Planning Commission will consider adding a special landuse regulation to the city’s zoning ordinance as a way to control where bars and restaurants can have live entertainment and dancing. More...

Park Commission Approves Licenses

Horse and bicycle licenses for the 2014 season and use permits for land and a boat slip were among some of the topics discussed by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission Friday, March 21. More...

Improved Economy, Advertising Suggest Michigan Tourism Increase

Greater awareness of Michigan as a travel destination, demand for memorable experiences during vacations, higher consumer confidence, and more state marketing suggest Michigan will see strong increases in travel and travel spending in 2014. More...

Seasonal Preparations Are Taking Place This Spring

A state park maintenance crew works busily spreading composted soil in Marquette Park Tuesday, May 6, as part of spring preparations for the coming tourism season. More...

Historic District Commission May Regulate Building Colors

Post Office Roof, Bike Rental Site Tabled

The City of Mackinac Island Historic District Commission may soon regulate what colors historic district property owners can paint their buildings, and a committee charged with refining a set of design guidelines will consider the matter more fully n More...

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