June 20, 2015 RSS feed / News

State Must Prevent a Catastrophic Straits of Mackinac Oil Spill

Two 62-year-old pipelines lie on the bed of Lake Michigan, transporting nearly 23 million gallons of oil across the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac daily. More...

Hudsons Are New Innkeepers on Island

At the Cottage Inn bed and breakfast, a certain charm draws guests in, and the cozy and inviting atmosphere that new innkeepers Jean and John Hudson create is what entices them to stay.  More...

Chihuahuas Mattie and Dakota Voted Top Dogs at Festival

The Mackinac Island boardwalk was overrun with a flurry of excitement during the Epona and Barkus parade at Windermere Point Saturday, June 13. More...

Ste. Anne’s Historic Catholic Church Facade Updated

Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church underwent several changes to the grounds and building this spring to improve drainage. Rerouting the water away from the structure will help preserve it. More...

Walk and Talk With Lilacs Tour Draws Large Attendance

The lilacs of Mackinac Island were the center of attention during Jeff Young’s “Walk and Talk With Lilacs” tour Tuesday, June 9. More...

Barnwell Receives American Legion Post 299 Scholarship

Will Barnwell, who was recently graduated from Mackinac Island Public School, was given a $1,000 scholarship from American Legion Post 299. More...

Parade Is Grand Finale of Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

Mayor Margaret Doud of Mackinac Island is accompanied by Mayor Paul Grondin of St. Ignace in the parade. More...

Crowds Enjoy a Treat in Colorful Procession of Lilac Parade

Historical interpreters from Mackinac State Historic Parks (from left): Jasmine Rose, Elle Harrison, Amelia Balinski, Diana Nightingale, Bri Crittenden, Hanae Weber, Meagan Warren, Rob Crittenden, St More...

Weapons on the Frontier Event June 20, 21 at Michilimackinac

Mackinaw City

Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City will continue its 300th anniversary celebration Saturday, June 20, and Sunday, June 21, with special weapons demonstrations and tours in “The Straits Defended: Weapons on the Frontier.”  More...

City Sets Millage Rate at 8.7432 Mills, Adds EMS Tax

The Mackinac Island City Council set the 2015 tax rate at 8.7432 mills Wednesday, June 10, after holding the annual Truth in Taxation hearing that afternoon. The millage rate includes a new tax of 0.34 mill for emergency medical services (EMS).  More...

Mackinac Horsemen’s Association Hosts Party

The Mackinac Horsemen’s Association hosted about 100 members and Island residents at the Horses, Hoofbeats, and Hors D’oeuvres party Saturday, June 13, at the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center. More...

ZBA Hearings in July Will Consider Variance Requests

Tom Corrigan’s request to split a lot at 7834 Main Street, next to the school, will be considered by the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) Wednesday, July 22, at 4 p.m. Mr. More...

City Council Approves Policies, Accepts $1,500 Donation

Privately owned streets on Mackinac Island are now subject to new regulations. The city council unanimously adopted a new ordinance Wednesday, June 10, the first ever to oversee private streets.  More...

Competitive Jump Roper Visits

Monica McGovern, a bronze medalist in the World Jump Roping Competition, jumped, skipped, and hopped across the Mackinac Island Public School gymnasium floor Wednesday, May 27.  More...

Movies Held at Mission Point

Mission Point Resort, which is the home of the Island’s only movie theater, will show movies beginning Monday evenings at 8 p.m. throughout the summer. More...

Horses, Dogs Participate in Feast of Epona Blessing of the Animals

The annual Feast of Epona Blessing of the Animals was held at the Little Barn on Mission Hill Friday, June 12, and featured about 35 horses and dogs that were blessed by event organizer Reverend Trish Martin, Reverend Ron Smith, and Deacon Kitty Hann More...

Square Dances, Employee Dinners Begin on Island

Every Tuesday evening throughout the summer from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., people can gather on the side porch of Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church on Main Street to practice their square dancing skills. More...

New Handmade Market Opens on Island

An appreciation for creatively repurposed and refurbished items led Nicole Doud to open this summer a new shop she calls Little Luxuries Artist Market. It offers vintage vibes and an eclectic collection of handmade items. More...

Group Rides to Mackinac to Raise Awareness

On the fifth day of a 315- mile bicycle ride, and with less than 10 miles to go to Mackinaw City, where she would catch a ferry to Mackinac Island, Kylee Clemens got a flat tire. More...

Profusion of Creative Entries, Live Music Mark Lilac Parade

The Pink Pony had multiple entries in the Lilac Festival Parade Sunday, June 14, including this celebratory yacht racing themed float. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, June 17, Janis Holle placed first, Nan Dingens placed second, and Dick Riel placed third.   More...

Horsemen’s Association Offers Equestrian First Aid Class

The Mackinac Horsemen’s Association hosted Katie Collier, a veterinarian with the Eaton County Sheriff’s Mounted Division, at the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center Friday, June 12, to speak about how to treat horses during emergencies. More...

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