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MSHS Signs Affiliation Agreement with Munson Healthcare

Mackinac Straits Health System and Munson Healthcare have formed an affiliation that grants St. Ignace access to a broad range of Munson services. More...

Carole Erbel Variance Finds Support From Zoning Board

The Mackinac Island Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) gave Carole Erbel a variance to expand her house at 7243 Spring Street Wednesday, July 22. More...

Historical Marker Dedication Will Be on Saturday, July 25

A Michigan Historical Commission historic marker to recognize the historic base ball field behind Fort Mackinac and the Scout Barracks will be dedicated at 6 p.m. More...

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Hundreds of Fort Mackinac visitors watch the reenactment of the peaceful transfer of Fort Mackinac from British to American soldiers. More...

For the Record...

In the July 18, 2015 article called “Annex Cottage Will Be Restored Under Musser Family’s New Plan,” the name of the cottage and its original builder was misspelled. Charles Caskey, not Caske, built the Caskey Cottage in 1883. More...

Beehive Exhibit Features Docile Italian Honeybees at Butterfly House

There are now 5,000 to 6,000 Italian honeybees inhabiting the new observatory hive at the Original Butterfly House and Insect World on McGulpin Street, and it is creating quite a buzz.  More...

Island Zoning Board of Appeals Denies Corrigan Lot Split

The Mackinac Island Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) denied Tom Corrigan a variance to split his lot at 7834 Main Street Wednesday, July 22, reasoning that it would have created one conforming lot and second lot that would be less than one-third the siz More...

Il Mostro Takes First in Division I at Bayview Mackinac Race

The 91st annual Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race brought a fleet of 263 sailboats and around 3,500 sailors together, but the two different courses that they were required to take to Mackinac Island were reflected in different weather condition More...

Arts Council Presents Jewelry Workshop

Self-expression and exploring a different form of design are among the benefits of a two-day silver jewelry workshop that Rosemary Gould will lead Tuesday, July 28, and Wednesday, July 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Talisman Beats Liberty in Close Race Around the Island

Mackinac Island Yacht Club’s annual Round the Island Race took nearly three hours to complete, but only 14 seconds separated first-place Talisman from second-place Liberty.  More...

Group Knits for Charity, Gathering Tuesdays at Trinity Parish Hall

Those interested in making needlework for charity can join the Community Knitting and Crocheting Outreach sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church. The group meets every Tuesday at 1 p.m. More...

Historic Downtown Buildings Offer Glimpse of Life in the Past

Four historic downtown buildings on Market Street show visitors a glimpse into 19th century Mackinac Island. More...

Mackinac Island Bible Church Hosts Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School, held by the Mackinac Island Bible Church, hosted 35 children from Monday, July 6, to Thursday, July 9, at Ste. Anne’s Church. More...

City Is Still Involved in Electricity Litigation, Tries to Limit Costs

The Mackinac Island City Council learned Wednesday, July 22, that it is still involved in ongoing electricity legal matters, but warned its utility attorney to limit costs as much as possible. More...

Mackinac Island Will Host Blood Drive on August 10

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive Monday, August 10, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at the Mackinac Island Community Hall.   More...

Vintage Base Ball Game Is July 25 Behind Fort Mackinac

The Fort Mackinac Never Sweats, the Island’s base ball team dating back to 1885, will host the Mackinaw City Boys Saturday, July 25, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Gifts or Creatures to Perform

Free Concert in Park Is Thursday

Husband and wife duo Bethany and Brandon Foote of Gifts or Creatures will be the final act to perform in Marquette Park for the Mackinac Arts Council’s Summer Concert Thursday, July 30, at 8 p.m.  More...

1812 Commissioners Tour Reconstruction Work at Fort Holmes

Nearly Finished, Fort Site Will Be Open in August

Marking the end of their assignment to organize Michigan events on the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, members of a specially appointed commission were treated to a tour of the Fort Holmes reconstruction Saturday, July 18. More...

4-H Offers ‘Help A Horse’ Camp

Volunteering and caring for horses will be the focus of the Mackinac Island 4-H club’s “Help a Horse” camp that will take place at Great Turtle Park Tuesday, July 28, through Thursday, July 30.  More...

James R. Barker Freighter Goes Through Round Island Passage

The freighter James R. Barker goes through the Round Island Passage Saturday, July 4, en route to Superior, Wisconsin. More...

Rogers Rangers History Program Is This Weekend

Fort Michilimackinac’s celebration of its 300th anniversary will continue Saturday, July 25, and Sunday, July 26, with a special program honoring Major Robert Rogers, one of the fort’s most famous British commandants, and the Rangers mili More...

Works of Poetry Convey ‘Journeys,’ Says Lenfestey

Poetry is more than a string of stanzas, sonnets, and similes; it is an effective form of storytelling because of the rhythms, sounds, and overall lyrical qualities of the language that is used to construct a meaningful message, says author Jim Lenfe More...

Prison Reform to Be Discussed at Little Stone Church August 9

“I have the feeling like I’m doing something that would make my father very proud,” said Charles Puttkammer, the Mackinac Island resident who founded the Petey Greene Program, which assists in the rehabilitation of young prison inma More...

DPW Talks Purchases, Progress, Repairs

Purchases, progress, and repairs were the main topics discussed during the city’s Board of Public Works meeting Thursday, July 9.  More...

Horse Driving Clinic Hosted at Mackinac Community Equestrian Center

Don Eckhardt, a horse driver and trainer of more than 30 years, led a small class at the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center Thursday, July 16, where he taught participants the basics of horse driving safety and working with horses.  More...

Art Rocks the Boat Fundraiser Will Be July 28

The Mackinac Arts Council will host an Art Rocks the Boat fundraising cruise aboard a Star Line boat Tuesday, July 28, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Joshua Davis and his band will perform during the cruise. More...

Bishop Holds Spanish Mass at Ste. Anne’s

Bishop John Doerfler of the Diocese of Marquette celebrated Mass in Spanish Thursday, July 16, at Ste. Anne’s Church. Brother Jim Boynton said it was the first time a bishop has celebrated the service at Ste. More...

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