May 20, 2017 RSS feed / News

Ballot Proposal Seeks To Ban Crude Oil in Line 5 Under the Straits

A voter-led petition drive began May 1 on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol to ban crude oil from flowing through Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, which runs under the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Island Marine Rescue Team To Take Part in Coast Guard Open House

Boat Will Be on Display Saturday at St. Ignace

Coast Guard Station St. Ignace will host its annual open house in conjunction with National Safe Boating Week Saturday, May 20. The open house will be from 10 a.m. More...

Horse Crazy 4-H Program Brings Their Horses to Island

Young 4-H riders from the Upper Peninsula community of Rapid River brought their own horses to Mackinac Island and spent an entire day exploring trails usually restricted to Island horses Saturday, May 13, a visit their club leader predicted will be More...

Repairs Cancel Lighthouse Open House

The annual Round Island Lighthouse open house has been cancelled this year, owing to an array of repair and restoration issues revealed in a recently issued federal report.  “The structural issues and public transportation difficulties are More...

Flag Could Hang from Mackinac Bridge

A giant American flag may be hung from the Mackinac Bridge’s south tower if the weather permits Monday, May 29, in honor of Memorial Day. More...

Several Proposed Developments Scrutinized by Planning Commission

The building of several new homes on Mackinac Island was brought for review by the Planning Commission Tuesday, May 9. More...

Mackinac Bridge To Close to Motorists During Labor Day Walk

The Mackinac Bridge will be closed to all vehicles except school buses and emergency vehicles during the Labor Day bridge walk September 4, as a crowd safety precaution. The move to open the bridge only to pedestrians between 6:30 a.m. More...

Island Planning Commission Considers Proposed New M-185 Home

The Mackinac Island Planning Commission met Tuesday, April 11, with much of their discussion focusing on Brad Conkey’s proposed construction of a new single family house on M-185 along the lower shelf of the West Bluff. Mr. More...

Knights of Columbus To Visit Island

Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island will host the annual Michigan State Knights of Columbus convention beginning Thursday, May 25, and concluding Saturday, May 27. Delegates will stay at Grand Hotel as well as various other hotels on Mackinac Island. More...

Superintendent Dave Waaso Reflects on State of Island School District

Dave Waaso has spent the last 39 years of his life in public schools. More...

Mission Point Resort Unveils Fresh Room Design, Renovations

Mission Point Resort opened in April, the earliest it ever has opened for the season, to a crowd of tourists who were the first to experience additions and renovations that include 50 newly-redesigned Lakeview suites, a new spa and wellness center, a More...

Historic District Commission Approves Projects

The idea of televising meetings was a topic of discussion for the Mackinac Island Historic District Commission at its Tuesday, April 11, meeting. More...

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