April 11, 2015 RSS feed / News

Wages Increased for Elected Officials, Some City Employees

Pay for all elected officials and salaried City of Mackinac Island employees was increased Tuesday, March 31, as the city council adopted the 2015-2016 fiscal year salaries ordinance.  More...

May 5 Election: Sales Tax Increase Part of Road Investment Package

Mackinac Island voters will consider one question Tuesday, May 5, regarding a state proposal to raise the Michigan sales tax to 7% from the current 6%. More...

Grand Hotel

Charlton Is Sales Manager

Grand Hotel has hired a new sales manager, hospitality industry veteran Kristen Charlton. Ms. Charlton will work out of the Grand’s sales office in Okemos, focusing on the southeast Michigan market. More...

Corrigan Rezoning Hearing Is Scheduled for May 13

The public can comment on the potential rezoning of Tom Corrigan’s property on the shore road, next to the school, at a Mackinac Island City Council hearing Wednesday, May 13, at 4:30 p.m. The hearing will precede the council meeting.  More...

Ferries Begin Runs March 31

Ferry service to Mackinac Island has resumed for the 2015 spring season. Arnold Transit Company began ferrying passengers between St. Ignace and the Island Tuesday, March 31. More...

Transition to New EMS Provider Complete for Island, Mainland Communities

The transition to Cheboygan Life Support Systems (CLSS) as the new emergency medical services (EMS) provider in St. Ignace, the townships of St. Ignace, Brevort, Moran, and Hendricks was finalized this week, but not without its challenges. More...

Island Jobs To Be Among Those Presented at Fair in St. Ignace April 14

A free St. Ignace job fair will bring together employees, employers, and training institutions to jumpstart summer hiring. It will be Tuesday, April 14, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena. More...

Fortuna Is Juror for Mackinac Show

Mary Fortuna will serve as the juror for The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum’s 2015 art exhibition, “Peaceful Mackinac.” The exhibition will feature more than two dozen pieces of selected art in a variety of media fro More...

Construction Season in Full Swing on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island bustles with activity each spring as the construction season gets underway. More...

No One Hurt as Private Plane Has Rough Landing on Island

No injuries were reported when a private airplane landed with its wheels up at Mackinac Island Airport late Saturday morning, April 4. More...

St. Ignace Home Show, Spring Expo Is Friday and Saturday

The St. Ignace Home Show, Spring Expo, and Gun Show will bring more than 65 businesses to Little Bear East Arena Friday, April 10, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  More...

The St. Ignace News Makes Debut in Budapest

The St. Ignace News made its debut in Budapest this month, as seen by avid readers Brian and Candi Dunnigan and Lorna Straus (right), all from Mackinac Island. More...

Silver Birches Rezoning Final

Silver Birches was formally rezoned to conditional hotel/boarding house Tuesday, March 31, by the city council, and its development will be restricted. More...

Arctic Eagle Military Drill To Be Staged at Straits of Mackinac in April

A military training exercise in April, named Arctic Eagle and staged partly at the Straits of Mackinac, will include the Coast Guard, Marines, Michigan Army and Air National Guard, and soldiers from Denmark. More...

Side Street Paving and Generator Among City Projects This Year

Repaving some side streets and other improvements are being discussed by the City of Mackinac Island under the new municipal budget, which was approved Tuesday, March 31, and covers the period from April 1 to March 31. More...

Despite Efforts, Frozen Pipes Are Part of Living on Island, Mayor Says

Freezing water pipes are becoming part of living on Mackinac Island in the winter. Living without water at times is a hardship shared by many residents here. More...

Grand Hotel Honored With AAA Four Diamond Award

For the 21st consecutive year, Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island received a AAA Four Diamond award, presented at the annual Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Grand Rapids. More...

YAC To Host Spring Dinner Fundraiser April 25

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council formal Spring Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, April 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Community Hall.  More...

Three Will Vie for City Council Seats in May 5 Annual Election

Two incumbents and one challenger will vie for two positions on the Mackinac Island City Council this year in the annual general election Tuesday, May 5. Polls on the first floor of Community Hall will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Horn Scholarship Dinner Is April 16

The annual Frank Horn Scholarship fundraising dinner is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Community Hall on Market Street. The evening will feature a spaghetti dinner and 50/50 raffle. More...

Mackinac Island School Honor Roll Announced

Second Nine Weeks  7th Grade: Hannah Styburski.  8th Grade: Gabe Hepker, Aaron Riggs.  9th Grade: Nick Davis.  10th Grade: Talon Greenlee, Christian Styburski.  More...

Pinewood Derby Is Saturday at School

Mackinac Island Cub Scout Pack 3124 will have its pinewood derby competition Saturday, April 11, at Mackinac Island Public School. More...

Barnwell Garden Display Brings Island Beauty to Chicago

Jack Barnwell, of Barnwell Landscape and Garden Services, brought a little bit of Mackinac Island to the Chicago Flower and Garden Show Saturday, March 14, through Sunday, March 22.  More...

City Will Issue 1,489 Rental Bike Licenses

The City of Mackinac Island will issue 1,489 rental bicycle licenses in 2015, the same number as last year, and did not receive any requests for additional licenses at its annual bicycle redetermination hearing Wednesday, March 18. More...

Island Takes Steps Toward Transparency

To be more open and accountable to citizens, the City of Mackinac Island Council is considering establishing a technology policy and new government e-mail accounts for councilmembers.  The ideas were presented at recent city council meetings, a More...

Registration Opens for Spring Womens Retreat

Registration has opened for the Win-Some Women Christian Spring Retreat at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel. The event will feature several speakers and musicians. More...

Summer Resident Wohletz Named To Dean’s List

Natalia Wohletz, a sophomore majoring in mathematics at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, has been named to the dean’s list for academic achievement for the fall 2014 semester.  More...

Mackinac State Historic Parks Honors Staff

Several Mackinac State Historic Parks employees were recognized for years of service at the 2015 Department of Natural Resources Service Awards presentations, announced Thursday, March 30. More...

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