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Fish Feast Set for This Weekend in St. Ignace

The St. More...

No One Hurt in Carriage Accident

No one was hurt, including the horses involved in a carriage accident last Thursday, July 14. More...

City, Businesses Will Hash Out Proposed Clothing Ordinance

A letter from Shirt Tales, a retail shop on Main Street, opposing aspects of a proposed customized products ordinance was deferred by the city council Wednesday, July 20, to the Ordinance Committee. More...

Public Meeting Calendar

Following is a list of upcoming public meetings. More...

Bazinau, Schrader Hired at School

Mackinac Island Public School has selected Jennifer Schrader as the new preschool, kindergarten, and first grade teacher and Bernadine Bazinau as the new K-12 special education teacher.   More...

Crewing With the Kids, Dynamis Team Keeps Sailing in the Family

When Don Baker was 12, his father taught him the ropes of sailing. Years later, he showed his own children the ways of the water. Now, his grandchildren are learning the same things as the entire family sails together to honor Mr. More...

Fort Mackinac Interpreters Show Life in 1800s

Mackinac State Historic Parks interpreter Jasmine Rose looks out over Haldimand Bay from Fort Mackinac on a warm and sunny Wednesday, July 13. More...

Arts Council Fundraiser ‘Art Rocks the Boat’ To Set Sail Tuesday

The Mackinac Island Arts Council “Art Rocks the Boat” fundraiser will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, setting sail from the Arnold Line dock. Everyone is welcome. More...

Local Plants Had Many Diverse Uses in History, Naturalist Says

Plants found on Mackinac Island were used in various ways in daily life by Native Americans in history, and naturalist Larry Martin presented a program at the Captured Spirits exhibit on the Island Saturday, July 16, to explain the use of plants in t More...

Line 5 Station Gets Upgrade

There was a lot of hustle and bustle at the Enbridge Energy Mackinaw City Pump Station last week as crews worked to upgrade the site with new technologies. More...

Market Street Shops To Host Art Walk on Friday

Shops on Market Street will host an Art Walk from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 22. The walk serves as a way to meet shop owners and proprietors of the galleries and museum on Market Street. More...

MACKINAC ISLAND YACHT CLUB BRIDGE RESULTS

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 20, Janet Stingel placed first, Nicki Krzykowski placed second, Amelia Musser placed third, and Rosalie Roush placed fourth.   More...

Grand Hotel To Host Jim Lenfestey Poetry Classes

For the rest of the summer, Grand Hotel will host a poetry class each Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Audubon Lounge. Each week, the theme of the class will change, and sometimes will include special guests. More...

Historic District Expansion Returns To Committee

The Historic District Study Committee will reconvene to consider whether to amend the Market and Main Historic District boundaries again, this time to include a portion of Haldimand Bay.  More...

Police Department Upgrades Computers; City Drone Fee Set

The Mackinac Island Police Department will upgrade computer software and server for $15,830. The computer system failed in late June, and the city council approved the upgrade Wednesday, July 20.  More...

Bacco Construction Awarded M-185 Resurfacing Bid

Bacco Construction has won the bid to resurface M-185 this fall.  More...

Cloverland Electric To See $11.7 Million Surcharge for PIPP

Following the ongoing debate over who should pay to operate the Presque Isle Power Plant (PIPP) in Marquette, Cloverland Electric Cooperative has learned its members will have to pay an $11.7 million surcharge to keep the plant running. More...

Pride of Baltimore II Tall Ship Makes Appearance at Mackinac Island

Participants in the 2016 Tall Ships Challenge are making their way to the Straits of Mackinac this week, as a fleet of 19 vessels race throughout the five Great Lakes this summer. More...

Jewelry Workshops, Concert To Be Hosted by Arts Council

Mackinac Island Arts Council workshops and a concert will be offered to the public this week.  Rosemary Gould, a certified Precious Metal Clay instructor, will lead a two-day course from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Amish, Mennonite Visitors Enjoy Seeing Horses of Mackinac Island

Seeing horses, buggies, and lots of families could mean one is in one of two places: an Amish or Mennonite community, or on Mackinac Island.  A significant number of these religious minorities visit Mackinac Island throughout the summer.  More...

Civil War, War of 1812 To Be Featured at Fort Mackinac

The Multi-Lakes Association for Civil War Studies will visit Fort Mackinac Saturday, July 23, to teach visitors about what a soldier’s life was like during the Civil War. More...

Hard Copies of Master Plan Survey Available in City Hall

Questionnaires are now available in the lobby at City Hall for those who want to provide their opinions on the city’s Master Plan, which is being reviewed and updated this summer. More...

Friday Open House, Programs Planned at ‘Captured Spirits’

Native American history and culture will be celebrated during upcoming events hosted by the Captured Spirits Exhibit on Market Street.  More...

Visitor Passes Away From Natural Causes

Larry Channell, 63, from Grosse Pointe, passed away Tuesday, July 19, while visiting Mackinac Island. Mr. Channell, who was one of the founders of the Dragonmead microbrewery in Warren, was staying with family at the Bayview Bed and Breakfast.   More...

Visiting and Local Sailors To Compete in Island Race July 27

To invite Chicago to Mackinac racers to stay and sail on Mackinac Island for one more day, the Mackinac Island Yacht Club is holding the second of four around-the-island races of the summer Wednesday, July 27.  The race will begin at 1 p.m. More...

Mackinac County

Millage Will Be Sought for County Jail

Initial estimates for the construction of a new county jail came in at between $14 million and $17 million, Sheriff Scott Strait reported to the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners at a meeting Thursday, July 14.  More...

Children Get Acquainted With Horses at Day Camp

Zara Smejkal (left) and Ava Irish get a lesson from Michelle Modafferi on horse terminology at the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center Thursday, July 14. More...

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