June 25, 2016 RSS feed / News

Enbridge To Bring New Safety Equipment to Straits for Line 5

Enbridge Energy says it will purchase special oil spill response equipment over the next two years to be deployed along the Line 5 pipeline, part of which crosses under the Straits of Mackinac. More...

State Parks Visitors Guide Offers a Deeper Look at Mackinac Island

On the morning of July 17, 1812, hundreds of British and Native American soldiers landed on Mackinac Island to attack Fort Mackinac. The handful of Americans manning the fort were not yet aware that the War of 1812 had been declared. More...

Mackinac Island Ministry Knits Garments to Donate to Charity

Over a tray of leftover baked goods and a pitcher of lemonade, members of the Trinity Knitting Ministry sit and fold prayer shawls and crocheted blankets. More...

Mackinac Island Poet James Lenfestey Offers Classes at Grand Hotel

Those interested in studying poetry alongside Mackinac Island resident and poet James Lenfestey are invited to attend the 11th annual poetry class workshop at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, in the Audubon Bar at Grand Hotel.  More...

Arts Council To Host First Summer Concert

Marquette Park will be alight with the sights and sounds of indie rock duo Jetty Rae and Chris DuPont at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 30, for the first Music in the Park concert of the summer.   The concert is free and open to the public.  More...

‘Education Can Change a Community’ - Indian Pastor Visits Church

While many Mackinac Island visitors travel long distances, no attendee of Little Stone Church’s Sunday, June 19, services traveled farther than Philip and Sheila Malakar. More...

Many Historic Dresses, Bedclothes Made by Interpreter Staff

At Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City, interpretative assistant LeeAnn Ewer spent the off season sewing, researching, and updating the wardrobe worn by the seasonal historical interpreters.  More...

Island Musicians Kick Off Concerts

Vocalist Carolyn May will kick off the Mackinac Island Community Foundation’s summer concert series at Ste. More...

Electric Bike Regulations Working Well, Chief Says

This year, the city and state park have enacted a new joint permitting system for electricpowered bicycles and it is working well. More...

Island Police to Participate In St. Ignace Open House

The St. Ignace Michigan State Police Post will host its annual open house Friday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Mackinac Island Bible Church Aims to Be ‘A Church for All People’

Tucked away between the historic Mission Church and houses in the neighborhood, Mackinac Island Bible Church is a blinkand you’ll-miss-it type of establishment.  Though the church itself has no permanent place of worship, Pastor Ken Strai More...

St. Ignace Car Show Is This Weekend

The St. Ignace Car Show will feature a mile-long display of cars on State Street all day Saturday, June 25, as classic and modern vehicles of all types will share the spotlight. Admission is free. More...

Urvana’s Revamps Scrimshanders Store on Main Street

Since 1979, Scrimshanders was a Main Street staple shop on Mackinac Island. This year, it’s being given new life under its new owner, Urvana Morse.  Working as the store manager since 1998 under former owners Dawn and Gary Kiracofe, Ms. More...

Wawashkamo Golf Course to Host Alzheimer’s Fundraiser Saturday

Dorothy Dehring was 52 when she was diagnosed with dementia, and, since then, her daughter, Sarah, has been participating in fundraisers to find a cure for degenerative brain diseases.  More...

Horsemen’s Association Plans Cookout

The Mackinac Horsemen’s Association will host the annual Cowboy Cookout from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30. The party and fundraiser is free to all members of the Horsemen’s Association.  More...

Trinity Episcopal Art Sale Raises More than $5,000 for Church

Long wooden tables stacked high with knitwear and one-ofa kind handmade jewelry lined the interior of the Parish Hall Sunday, June 19, at Trinity Episcopal Church.  More...

Workers Spread Joy Through Baked Goods on ‘Muffin Monday’

Summer employees on Mackinac Island work long hours. More...

School Board Budget Reflects Housing for Teachers, Debt Reduction

A $1,986,337 budget was approved by the school board Thursday, June 16, and includes $150,000 for the recently approved teacher housing duplex at Trillium Heights, which will provide affordable housing for staff.  More...

Peyote Stitch Workshop To Take Place at Museum

Islanders and tourists alike will be able to learn the traditional Native American art of Peyote Stitch bead weaving from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

School Finds Success With Home Learning Program

At Mackinac Island Public School, the district is entering its fifth year of alleviating summer learning loss with the Grand Rapids Academic Summer Program (GRASP). More...

Ste. Anne’s Church Welcomes All to Square Dancing on the Porch

Every Tuesday night, passersby of Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church on Mackinac Island can hear the voice of Brother Jim Boynton calling out for people to do-si-do, promenade, and swing their partners round and round.  More...

Honor Scouts Offer Service Duties at Fort Mackinac and Around Island

Senior Patrol Leader Ben Selesky fired a cannon for the last time at 5 p.m. Friday, June 3. After this, he will have aged out of Honor Guard Troop 127.  More...

Slips Filling Up in Island Marina as Summer Gets Underway

Sailboats and motorboats dotted the slips at Mackinac Island State Harbor on a sunny summer morning Tuesday, June 21. More...

Woman in Island Bicycle Accident Was in Good Health

The woman who passed away during a fatal bicycle accident June 7 suffered no medical illness, according to Mackinac Island Police Chief Brett Riccinto. More...

Bobby Lee to Be Featured at Photo Exhibit at Fort de Buade

Bobby Lee enjoys the experiences and rewards he gets from photography, and he keeps a watchful eye for the perfect snapshot of the sun on the horizon and the landmarks he sees while crewing for Arnold Transit Company. More...

MACKINAC ISLAND YACHT CLUB BRIDGE RESULTS

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, June 22, Barbara Toms placed first, Rosalie Roush placed second, and Amelia Musser placed third.   More...

Mackinac Island Tourism To Fill Assistant Position

Mackinac Island Tourism, the joint name for the Mackinac Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau, is seeking a new assistant director following the departure of Alison Abraham, who left the position Sunday, June 1 More...

Cameron Earns Geoscience Degree From Boston College

Courtney Cameron of Mackinac Island was graduated Monday, May 23, from Boston College’s Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental geoscience.   More...

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