May 31, 2014 RSS feed / News

State Minimum Wage Going Up

Michigan’s minimum wage will go up to $9.25 an hour by 2018 under a law signed by the governor Tuesday, May 27. More...

Art and Activities Offered as Lilac Festival Begins Friday, June 6

With the trees beginning to bud, Mackinac Island is busy preparing for the start of the annual Lilac Festival Friday, June 6. The festival continues through Sunday, June 15, when it will conclude with the Lilac Festival parade. More...

Peace Garden Statue Design Revealed; Witness Tree Commemorated

The new focal point design for the Peace Garden in Marquette Park was revealed at the Mackinac Island State Park Commission meeting Friday, May 23, at Fort Mackinac. More...

Michigan Boy Scout Troop Contributes to Statue of Liberty Restoration

On the eve of the 64-year anniversary of Mackinac Island’s Statue of Liberty dedication, a Michigan Boy Scout troop raised more than $1,000 toward helping the local American Legion restore the replica. It will be dedicated July 4.  More...

Paving Work Planned Next Week

Sections of Main Street, Market Street, and Cadotte Avenue will be paved next week by construction company Reith Riley. City street administrator Dennis Dombroski said the projects will be weather dependent, but will occur as soon as possible. More...

Students Recognized With Anchor Awards

Mackinac Island Public School students were honored for their academic and athletic achievements at their annual Anchor Awards Wednesday, May 21.  More...

Finkel, Horn Earn Honors at Albion

Jane Finkel and Tymon Horn, both of Mackinac Island, have recently been honored by Albion College.  Ms. Finkel demonstrated outstanding academic work at Albion College’s Elkin R. Isaac Research Symposium. More...

Lookiing Back

100 YEARS AGO

The St. Ignace Enterprise Thursday, May 28, 1914  The memorial services by the members of Henry C. Pratt Post No. 289, G. A. R. will be held over the grave of Comrade John B. Shoman on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  More...

Diane Neyer Wins This Year’s Lilac Festival Poster Contest

Diane Neyer spent a week putting brush to canvas in hopes of winning this year’s Lilac Festival poster contest. She won the contest in 2009, when the theme was Arch Rock. More...

Marquette Park May See Alcohol Ban After 10 p.m.

Alcohol could be banned in Marquette Park from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. under a rules change sought by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, prompted by rowdiness associated with late-night drinking there.  More...

Court Orders Alter Docking Picture on Island

The City of Mackinac Island has been barred from using the Beaver Dock as an emergency freight terminal and Union Terminal Piers has been given access to city streets from the Arnold Dock under two temporary restraining orders issued by 11th Circuit More...

Horsemen’s Association Plans Summer Events

At a place where motorized vehicles haven’t replaced horses, Mackinac Horsemen’s Association hopes to rekindle the community’s passion for horses this summer with a creative series of events.  More...

Community Celebration Is June 3

The annual Community Celebration hosted by the Mackinac Island Community Foundation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 3, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Great Turtle Park. More...

Knights of Columbus Perform Living Rosary for Deceased Brothers

More than 200 spectators lined Grand Hotel balconies to see America’s largest Catholic fraternity’s Living Rosary ceremony Friday, May 23. More...

Fort Mackinac Memorializes 1814 Soldiers

Interpreters from Fort Mackinac march to the Post Cemetery Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day services. More...

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