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Wrong Place, Wrong Pipeline; ELPC Meets To Discuss Line 5

The Chippewa Hotel porch offered a picture-perfect panorama of the Straits of Mackinac: sunlight glinting off fresh, blue water beneath an azure sky as a packed Star Line Ferry unloaded passengers from near and far.  More...

2017 Mackinac Round the Island Race Will Be July 19

Sailboats from the Chicagoto Mackinac yacht race can compete in a Wednesday, July 19, Mackinac Round the Island Race.  The course starts near the east break wall heading to the port, or left, side, circles the Island and finishes between Winderm More...

Mackinac 7 Artwork on Display at Fort de Buade Museum

Maeve Croghan started painting when she was 15 years old and always thought art would play a significant part in her life, but didn’t seriously pursue it until later.  More...

Mackinac Through the Eyes of Marlee Brown’s Art Gallery

Twenty radiant creations by artist Marlee Brown graced the teal walls of the Mackinac Island Public Library for a July 7 reception that also featured a colorful spread of Grand Hotelfurnished food and drinks.  More...

New Downtown Building, Bike Storage Proposed on Island

Businessman Bob Benser Jr. has presented plans to the Mackinac Island historic district and planning commissions for a three-story building with apartment-style hotel rooms, a restaurant, and patio, all of which would replace his Mr. More...

A History of the Borough of Michilimackinac, City of Mackinac

On July 7, 1817, Mackinac Island’s first established local government, the Borough of Michilimackinac, held its inaugural meeting. That makes 2017 the bicentennial year for the City of Mackinac Island. More...

Michigan Looks at Options for Incentives To Attract New Jobs

The Michigan legislature is considering approving three Senate bills jointly known as the Good Jobs for Michigan Act that would create a tax incentive program desired to bring more new jobs to the state. More...

Children Enjoy Music, Lessons, Games at Vacation Bible School

Voices of young children were accompanied by an acoustic guitar in Christian songs Friday, July 7, during the annual Mackinac Island Vacation Bible School at Ste. Anne Church.  More...

Hemenway Appointed to Historical Commission

Eric Hemenway of Harbor Springs has been appointed to the Michigan Historical Commission by Governor Rick Snyder.  Mr. More...

Island Council Deadlocks Over Zoning Variance Request

Mackinac Island’s mayor and city council, in a deadlocked vote Wednesday, July 5, rejected a zoning variance sought by Brad Conkey for a new home near the shoreline in an undeveloped area of the Island.  More...

Grand Hotel Continues ‘From My Favorite Poets To Yours’ Lectures

The annual poetry lecture series at Grand Hotel continues its summer schedule, “From My Favorite Poets To Yours.”  More...

Lenfestey To Present ‘Miracle of Language’

Poet and Mackinac Island summer resident James Lenfestey will present “The Miracle of Language,” a free lecture, at Little Stone Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 16.  More...

New Life Church Trains Leaders and Shares Ministry on Island

New Life Church, a nondenominational network of churches on college campuses across the United States, is conducting a leadership training program for young adults for the third straight summer on Mackinac Island.  More...

Mobile Confidence Clinic Builds Trust Between Horses, 4-H Riders

Mackinac Island’s culture of horse-drawn taxis, touring carriages, and goods-delivering drays relies on a trusting relationship between people and animals to function safely amid the summer crush of bicycle and pedestrian traffic.  More...

Experience St. Ignace As It Was In The 1700s at Heritage Days

Established in 1671 by Jesuit missionary Jacques Marquette, St. Ignace is 346 years old. It is one of the oldest continuously occupied settlements in the United States. More...

Della-Moretta Creates Unique Jewelry Based on Mackinac Bridge

Working in the jewelry field and helping others has been a common thread in the life of Yvonne Della-Moretta since she helped in her parent’s businesses while growing up on Mackinac Island.  More...

U.P. Communities Reap Incentive Benefits

CEO, Lake Superior Community Partnership  Marquette   More...

Safety Regulations Help To Maintain Family-friendly Atmosphere

In the early morning hours of July 8, Mackinac Island rescue units responded to an accident in which two people plummeted down East Bluff’s Cass Cliff on Huron Road near the trail leading to Anne’s Tablet. More...

MACKINAC ISLAND YACHT CLUB BRIDGE RESULTS

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 12, Jane Winston placed first, Kay Berke placed second, and Dick Riel placed third.   More...

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