September 10, 2016 RSS feed / News

Karhoff Studies Engineering at Great Lakes Maritime Academy

In August, Mackinac Island summer resident Lucas Karhoff of Findlay, Ohio, began his fourth year at the Great Lakes Maritime Academy in Traverse City. More...

50 Years Later, Alumni To Convene on Island in October

Alumni of Mackinac College will convene at Mackinac Island this fall on 50th anniversary of the school’s opening. Mackinac College, at Mission Point, was operated for four years, from 1966 to 1970. Opening ceremonies were October 1, 1966.  More...

Guns and Hoses To Be September 18

The annual Guns and Hoses softball game between the Mackinac Island Fire Department and Mackinac Island Police Department will begin at 6 p.m. More...

8 Mile Race Around the Island Is This Saturday

More than 1,500 runners and walkers will convene at Mackinac Island to take part in the 46th 8 Mile Road Race Saturday, September 10. The run and walk competitions begin at 9:30 a.m. at Mission Point Resort. More...

Inaugural Paint and Putt Raises $10,000 for Arts Council

The Paint and Putt fundraiser held Monday, September 5, raised $10,000 for the Mackinac Arts Council. More...

45,000 Pedestrians Cross Mackinac Bridge in 59th Labor Day Walk

A beautiful sunrise over the Straits of Mackinac greeted 45,000 pedestrians Monday, September 5, during the 59th annual Mackinac Bridge Walk on Labor Day.  “We’ve got a great day going,” Governor Rick Snyder told the crowd gath More...

Jazz Festival Guests Are Entertained With Music and Dancing

When the Music Plays, the Rutkowskis Swing

Barbara and Paul Rutkowski love to dance, and they are familiar figures to those attending the Labor Day Jazz Weekend at Grand Hotel. More...

Labor Day Regatta Sees Exciting, Picture-perfect Finish

The 2016 Horn’s Bar Labor Day Regatta was an exciting day for sailing, said Mackinac Island Yacht Club race coordinator David Rowe. Variable winds and sunny skies led to interesting and enjoyable race around Mackinac Island. More...

Public Input Surveys for Master Plan Due by September 30

The public has until Friday, September 30, to fill out questionnaires for the city’s Master Plan review process. More...

MACKINAC ISLAND YACHT CLUB BRIDGE RESULTS

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, September 7, Toots Gillespie placed first, Janet Stingel placed second, and Nicki Krzykowski placed third.   More...

Coast Guard Appreciation Day Is Sept. 13

The Wawashkamo Golf Club will host the annual Coast Guard Appreciation Day on Mackinac Island Tuesday, September 13. Coast Guard members and their families will be treated to golf at Wawashkamo, lunch, and a tour of Fort Mackinac.   More...

1966 Town Crier Reports on 1st Semester at Mackinac College

“College Freshman Follow Ambitious Winter Schedule  114 Students Seem  Satisfied; Find School  Offering Challenge”   The Mackinac Island  More...

Murray’s Curb Cut Moratorium Request Denied, But Prompts Discussion of Issue

The city council denied Steve Murray’s request to place a moratorium on curb cut permit fees Wednesday, August 31. Mr. More...

Council Changes October Meeting Times to 4 p.m.

The city council meetings in October, and for the rest of the year, will be held an hour earlier at 4 p.m. in City Hall. Wednesday, August 31, the city council decided to change the meeting times because of the reduced ferry schedule for the fall. More...

Public Meeting Calendar

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

Classes Are Back In Session at Mackinac Island Public School

The Mackinac Island volleyball team colored kites to say “Go Lakers” that they planned to fly at the first day of school community cookout, but rains prevented the kite flying Tuesday, Se More...

Inaugural Mackinac Island Tweed Ride Will Be Held September 17

Saturday, September 17, a group of cyclists will make their way around Mackinac Island in a Tweed Ride.  The event, hosted by Mission Point Resort, encourages participants to dress in Edwardian or Victorian period clothing for a leisurely bicycl More...

Vietnam Memorial Will Be in St. Ignace for Truck Show

A traveling half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be on the grounds of the Museum of Ojibwa Culture in St. Ignace from Thursday, September 15, to Sunday, September 18.  More...

Island Students Enjoy Back to School Cookout and Concert

Gathering at the first day of school cookout at Mackinac Island Public School are the Adams family and friends. More...

Mackinaw City Respect the Water Music Festival Protests Line 5

Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 oil and natural gas pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac was a main topic of discussion in Mackinaw City Saturday, September 3, at the Respect the Water Mackinac Music Festival in Conkling Heritage Park. More...

Horseback Riders Celebrate End of Season With Last Ride

The riders participating in the last formal ride of the season that marks the end of summer gather at Sugar Loaf rock Saturday, September 3. (Photograph by Jennifer Wohletz) More...

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