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National Anthem Celebration Planned at Fort Mackinac

Boys Choir to Perform; Part of National Observance

The Metropolitan Boys Choir of Minneapolis and Saint Paul will lead the singing of the national anthem, part of the “Raise It Up! Anthem for America” program Saturday, June 14, at Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island.  More...

City Intervenes in Lawsuit, Saying Access From Dock Is Essential

An ongoing lawsuit will decide whether Union Terminal Piers should pay to have access to city streets through private property at the head of the Arnold Dock. More...

Plan Approved for Mackinac Island Bike Shop

City Council approved a site plan Mackinac Island Bike Shop on Main Street, including new bike racks, removable fencing, and awnings attached to the Shepler’s Dock. More...

Silver Birches Rezoning Proposal Tabled for July

Legal Firm Reviews Plans for Property Owner

The request to rezone the Silver Birches property from lowdensity residential to conditional hotel/boarding house was tabled by the Mackinac Island Planning Commission Tuesday, June 10, when property owner Liz Ware asked for an extension so her legal More...

Festival Highlight: Bootscooters Lead Dancing in the Streets

The Western Michigan Bootscooters, a western style dance club, led more than 250 Island residents, workers, and visitors in line dancing Saturday, June 7, as part of the Lilac Festival.  More...

Theme Announced for 2015 Poster Contest

The theme for the 2015 Lilac Festival poster contest will be Trinity Episcopal Church, with the Little Stone Church on deck to be featured in the 2016 contest, completing the church series for the poster.  Mary McGuire Slevin, who has organized More...

Native American Burial Mound in Ste. Anne’s Cemetery Has New Features

Visitors to Ste. More...

Lilac Festival Activities

Ongoing:  “A Spring Exhibition” – Island painters Kitty Hannabass, Nicki Griffith, and Pat Pulte show their work at the Mackinac Art Gallery at Murray Hotel, 7260 Main Street.  More...

Call Is Renewed for a Review of City Sewer Capacity Rationing

Discussions to Resume About City’s Process

After months of inactivity, the Mackinac Island Planning Commission has asked that the city’s process to allocate sewer hookups be continued. More...

Grand Hotel’s Colorful Design Thrills Guests Each Year

Seven light posts on Cadotte Avenue boulevard have long matched Grand Hotel’s white and green exterior, until two weeks ago, when they were repainted a dark crimson and black.  Grand Hotel makes no design change without the approval of Dor More...

Frequent Island Visitor Mary Oldani Turns 102 in August

Mackinac Island is a favorite vacation spot for countless visitors, many who return year after year to enjoy Island life. One such visitor, Mary Sweeney Oldani, spent the summers of her youth on Mackinac Island starting in the 1920s. More...

Island Public Safety Meeting Is Mon., June 16

The City of Mackinac Island Public Safety Committee will meet Monday, June 16, at 9 a.m. at City Hall.   More...

Damaged Line Causes Power Outage June 6

The power went out on the east end of Mackinac Island Friday, June 6, because of a damaged underground service cable. More...

City Committee to Consider Dray Traffic

Downtown congestion has been a problem for years. Sightseeing carriages, freight wagons, cyclists, and pedestrians compete for roads and sidewalks that were platted in the 19th century. More...

Equestrian Center Benefit Is Thursday

Along with its movie night Thursday, June 19, the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center will host a benefit flea market that evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the community stable on British Landing Road. More...

Commission OKs Remodeling

A zoning permit to remodel a single-family residence in Harrisonville was approved by the Planning Commission Tuesday, June 10, pending a 35-foot height compliance. More...

Artists Present Festival Poster Paintings at Reception

Painters who competed in the 2014 Lilac Festival poster contest showcased their artwork during a reception at Ste. Anne’s Church Sunday, June 8, at 3 p.m.  More...

‘Trinity Celebrates Creativity!’ Fundraiser Scheduled for June 22

Trinity Episcopal Church will host a fundraiser Sunday, June 22, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Parish Hall on Fort Street. More...

Rochester Runners Marcinkowski and Braser Make Top 10K Finishes

Two runners from Rochester took first place in the men’s and women’s divisions of the Lilac Festival 10K run and walk Saturday,   June 7.  At 9:30 a.m., 703 runners lined up at Windermere Point under a sunny, blue sky and raced More...

Garlic Mustard Pull in State Park Scheduled for June 19

An educational session about garlic mustard and other invasive species is scheduled for Thursday, June 19, at 10 a.m. in the Post Hospital building east of Fort Mackinac. More...

Statue of Liberty Replica Placed on Pedestal

After an extended fundraising and rebuilding effort, Mackinac Island’s Statue of Liberty replica was placed on her new pedestal Tuesday, June 10, at 5:50 p.m.  Sixty-four years after the statue was dedicated to Mackinac Island, May 28, 195 More...

Fred Zobel Takes Over Ministry at Mackinac Island Little Stone Church

With 30 years in the U.S. Navy and 10 years traveling the country in a recreational vehicle, the Reverend Fred Zobel and his wife, Mary, are ready to settle down and enjoy their time on Mackinac Island. More...

Ordinance Committee to Meet

A meeting will be scheduled soon for the Ordinance Committee to discuss Flagship’s request to change its business license to a garden shop and to consider a request from an Atlantic City, New Jersey, company to start a rolling chair business on More...

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