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City Grants 194 Rental Licenses to Mackinac Island Bikes

Council Will Temporarily Hold 125 Additional Bicycle Licenses

The City of Mackinac Island will issue 194 rental bicycle licenses to the Mackinac Island Bike Shop at the site of the new Bicycle Inn on Main Street. More...

Court Order Stops Work at Beaver Dock

A plan to use the Beaver Dock as a temporary municipal freight dock was put on hold last week when Mackinac County Circuit Court Judge William Carmody signed a temporary restraining order, ceasing work at the dock Friday, May 16.  More...

Island House Dining Room Gets Bright, Modern Update

Mackinac Island’s oldest hotel, the Island House, has a newly renovated dinning room accentuated by bright fabrics, Tiffany chandeliers, and intimate seating.  More...

Star Line Dock May Get Addition to Aid in Freight Deliveries

The Star Line Dock on Mackinac Island may soon have an addition, city council learned, after receiving notification from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wednesday, April 30. Ryba Properties owns the dock.  More...

Library Announces Summer Programs

The Mackinac Island Public Library will host a summer author series and art shows. All events take place in the library. The schedule is as follows: June More...

Fort Holmes Restoration, Plans for Blockhouse Find Approval

The reconstruction of Fort Holmes will receive a $250,000 a state appropriation, half the estimated $500,000 cost of the project being carried out by Mackinac State Historic Parks in commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812.  More...

Class of 2027 Graduates, Ready for Kindergarten at Mackinac Island

Chelsea Berkshire, lead teacher for preschool, shakes Rashard Tucker’s hand as he and his three classmates are graduated from preschool Thursday, May 15. More...

Horsemen’s Association Fun Day Sundays Begin This Weekend

Mackinac Island’s Horsemen’s Association will host a variety of horse-centered events for Island residents and visitors beginning Sunday, May 25. More...

Peace Garden Plans Announced; Sculptor Picked for Centerpiece

Plans for the new Peace Garden near Marquette Park are being finalized this spring, as landscapers plan floral designs, masons prepare stonework, and a sculptor readies the focal point. More...

Change May OK Outdoor Retail Display; Rolling Chair Business Proposed

The Flagship store on Market Street may soon be considered a garden shop, allowing the store to display merchandise outside. The city’s Ordinance Committee will consider the request, after the city council tabled the matter Wednesday, May 14. More...

New Plan Keeps Silver Birches in R-1 Zoning

Liz Ware has submitted a more modest development plan for Silver Birches after receiving questions and concerns from planning commissioners and nearby residents about the scope of her project. Ms. More...

Star Line Debuts the Refurbished Steel-hulled Ferry Anna May

After two years of refurbishment, Star Line’s steel-hulled ferry Anna May recently made its first commercial runs from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island. More...

Knights of Columbus Gather on Island

The Michigan Knights of Columbus will host its annual state convention Thursday, May 22, through Saturday morning, May 24, at Grand Hotel.  More...

Local Projects Aided by Community Foundation Spring Grants

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation is giving $57,517 to help 12 agencies and groups “grow and do more work,” according to Foundation Executive Director Robin Dorman. More...

Six Mackinac Island Seniors Will Earn Diplomas Friday

Six students will earn diplomas from Mackinac Island Public School at commencement exercises Friday, May 23, at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. More...

Recreation Department Offers Events

Mackinac Island Recreation Department upcoming events are as follows: Saturday, May 24, view the upcoming meteor shower at midnight in Great Turtle Park. Open to all. Monday, May 26, Memorial Day Kickball Tournament at Great Turtle Park. More...

Construction Is Underway for a New Flagship for Shepler’s Ferry

Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry will have a new flagship in 2015, to be built at Moran Iron Works in Onaway.  More...

Carman-Ainsworth Choir Performs at Mackinac Island School

Mackinac Island students were entertained with Disney songs, a “2014 Mashup,” and an Indian chant sung by 100 Carman-Ains- worth choir students Wednesday, May 21.  More...

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