August 1, 2015 RSS feed / News

Equestrians Will Display Talents at Free Horse Show Saturday

Equestrians of all ages will participate in Mackinac Island’s 45th annual horse show Saturday, August 1, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center on British Landing Road. More...

Allen Has Role in ‘Don Giovanni’ Concert at Grand Hotel August 11

Glenn Seven Allen of Mackinac Island will be among the performers when Mackinac Island Community Foundation presents Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” a production of Soo Opera Theatre, Tuesday, August 11, at 5 p.m. More...

American Red Cross to Host Blood Drive

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

Riders Find Solitude, Different Vantage Points on Trails

Horses on Island trails are about as common as people — which is to say, not very. That is the draw for most horse riders, who use the seclusion to build a relationship with their horse in a natural setting.  More...

Brogan Named to Commission

Marcie Brogan of Birmingham, a travel promoter, has been appointed to the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, which oversees Mackinac State Historic Parks sites on Mackinac Island and in Mackinaw City. More...

French Military History to Be Showcased at Fort Michilimackinac

Mackinaw City’s Fort Michilimackinac will host a special program honoring its French military history Saturday, August 1, and Sunday, August 2, as part of its ongoing summer 300th anniversary event. More...

134 Enjoy Fundraiser Cruise, Supporting Arts Education

In what some described as “the best night of the summer,” 134 people enjoyed a boat cruise Tuesday night, July 28, to raise money for art and music educational programming at Mackinac Island Public School. More...

Mackinac 7 Show Is August 8

A Mackinac 7 art show reception will take place at the Mackinac Island Public Library Saturday, August 8, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Dehring Offers Volleyball Clinic on Island

Alma College volleyball coach and 1999 Mackinac Island Public School graduate Sarah Dehring will offer a volleyball clinic at Mackinac Island Public school Tuesday, August 4, and Wednesday, August 5.  More...

Max Jones Completes Iowa Bike Ride for Fire Department

Mackinac Island summer resident Max Jones completed his bike ride across Iowa for charity and returned to the Island Sunday, July 26. More...

Oil Pipeline Report Is Focus Of Forum at Community Hall

A public forum on the state’s task force report on the Enbridge petroleum pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac will be Wednesday, August 12, at Community Hall on Market Street. More...

2 Arnold Transit Catamarans Sold at Auction; 1 to Re-enter Service

Two catamarans from the Arnold Transit ferryboat fleet were sold at a public auction held at Mackinac County Courthouse Wednesday, June 17. One will go to Pictured Rocks and the other is for sale. More...

Never Sweats Rout Boys in Vintage Base Ball Match

It was a hit parade on the historic Fort Mackinac Parade Ground for Mackinac Island’s vintage base ball team, the Never Sweats, who beat the visiting Mackinaw City Boys 18-3 Saturday, July 25.  The team was led by manager Pete Pellerito, w More...

Dormans Host Collaborative Art Show

Mackinac Island artists Kelly and Robin Dorman have collaborated on an artistic venture and their work can be seen at the Three Pines Studio in Cross Village. More...

Fort Mackinac

Candlelight Tours Offer Different Perspective

Special evening tours at a dark Fort Mackinac will be led by candlelight Saturday, August 8, beginning at 7:15 p.m., revealing a side of the fort most Island visitors never see.  More...

Trash Constant Issue in Island State Parks

A priority for state park staff is picking up the water bottles, beer cans, and other trash left in Mackinac Island’s most prominent state park areas, such as Arch Rock, the M-185 shoreline, British Landing, and Robinson’s Folly. More...

Author Recalls Mackinac Island Incidents on Visit in 1878

Tells How Al Spalding Blanked Soldiers in a Baseball Game

Editor’s Note: The following article was published in the Mackinac Island News Saturday, September 3, 1938, written by the nephew of Gurdon Hubbard, a former clerk for John Jacob Astor’s American Fur Company who platted the Hubbard’ More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 29, Jane Winston placed first, Star Crane placed second, and Janis Holle placed third.   More...

Christian Gospel Musician to Sing at Bible Church

The Mackinac Island Bible Church will host Christian gospel musician Aaron Swanger Sunday, August 2, at 9:30 a.m. during regular church services at Mission Point Resort’s theater.   More...

Sternberg Family Enjoys the Restful Atmosphere of Cottage and Island

The chance to see some new faces on the Island has presented itself now that Ed, Linda, and Rachel Sternberg, along with their dog, Willoughby, have settled into the Willoughby Cottage, located by the north gate of Stonecliffe.  More...