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Tug, Barge Run Aground in Round Island Passage During Windstorm

As strong winds pummeled the Straits of Mackinac area Friday, September 21, the 720-foot integrated tug and barge Defiance and Ashtabula ran aground in the Round Island Passage. The incident was reported to Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. More...

Winter Passenger Service Agreement Reached After Months of Negotiations

After the old winter ferry service contract expired this year, Star Line and the City of Mackinac Island finally signed a new five-year agreement in late September, only weeks before the Thursday, November 1, deadline. More...

Island School Operating Millage Is Up for Another Renewal

Mackinac Island Public School is seeking to renew its operating millage for another three years, from 2018 through 2021. If approved, the millage will continue to levy 7.8 mills on taxable nonhomestead property.   More...

Planning Commission To Hold Master Plan Hearing October 9

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the updated Master Plan at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, in City Hall. The hearing will proceed the regular commission meeting, which will be held at 3 p.m. More...

Ghost and Goblin Fun Run Is October 25 in Great Turtle Park

The annual Ghost and Goblin Fun Run 5k will be held Thursday, October 25, at 5:30 p.m. in Great Turtle Park. The untimed, unsanctioned race is open to participants of all ages.  Cost for the race is $10 per person and $20 per family. More...

1,700 Compete in 8-Mile Race Festivities, Viel Wins

Above: Julia Viel of Mackinac Island was the first woman to finish the 8-Mile Race again this year, as she persevered against strong winds that slowed her pace. More...

Retro Colors, Gleaming Fenders Showcased at Vintage Bike Show

Vintage bicycle enthusiasts gathered here for the second Mackinac Island Vintage Bike Ride and Show Saturday, September 22. Participants brought about 30 bicycles in an array of colors and styles from across Michigan. More...

Synagogue Hosts Rosh Hashanah Celebration Marking Jewish New Year

Prayers, worship, and Kosher food marked the Jewish New Year services at Grand Hotel this year, as the Island’s summer synagogue celebrated Rosh Hashanah in September. More...

Lighting Concerns at Mackinac House Resolved

After raising concerns about bothersome light on the new Mackinac House hotel on Market Street, neighbors Carole Erbel and Frank Shumway, who live on the bluff above the hotel, are satisfied that a new fixture won’t shine into their windows. More...

Great Turtle Trail Run Is Oct. 27

The Great Turtle Trail Run will be Saturday, October 27, starting and finishing at Mission Point Resort and includes the 5.7 mile run and walk at 11:30 a.m. More...

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Is Oct. 13

The annual collection day for hazardous products and waste will be Saturday, October 13. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., residents can drop off hazardous waste from their households in front of City Hall.  More...

Fall Exhibit Features Indigenous Art

Mackinac Arts Council hosts a selection of the Intercontinental Biennial of Indigenous Art at its gallery at Mission Point Resort. More...

Variance Granted for Apartments No Longer Needed

The Decked Out building on Main Street will no longer include apartments for long-term housing, as owner Bob Gale will, instead, expand the retail shops there and convert the four existing apartments on the second and third floors to short-term, hote More...

State Announces New Enbridge Deal: Line 5 Tunnel Under Straits Moves Ahead

Before Governor Rick Snyder’s term is up at the end of this year, the state expects to sign several agreements regarding the future of Line 5. More...

World Cultures Celebrated at Annual International Day Program

Students learned about different cultures during the annual International Day program Wednesday, September 26, at the school. More...

Incumbent, Two Challengers Run for Mackinac Island School Board

Mackinac Island voters will decide who should serve on the Mackinac Island Public School Board of Education at the Tuesday, November 6, election. Polls will be open at the community hall from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Christmas Bazaar Will Be Held December 1-3 at Community Hall

The Christmas Bazaar will be Saturday, December 1, through Monday, December 3. More...

New Retaining Wall Needed for Behind Small Point Bed and Breakfast

“It’s now an overburden sitting on a sack of marbles that wants to roll down the hill.”  More...

Housing Development Design Receives Green Light, Heads to Commission

The city council has approved the site plan for the new city housing development intended for year-around residents. Two buildings with six apartments each will be built in the first phase, which council members hope will begin yet this fall. More...

Posthumus Joins State Park Commission

Dick Posthumus of Alto has been appointed to the Mackinac Island State Park Commission and attended his first meeting Friday, September 28. More...

Straits Geology, Island History Topics of Mackinac County 4-H Program

Mackinac County 4-H and Michigan Sea Grant, both of which are part of Michigan State University Extension, hosted 24 4-H members here for a outings featuring geology and history. More...

Coast Guard Members, Families Enjoy Day on Mackinac Island

Members of Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie and their families traveled here Tuesday, September 11, for the annual Coast Guard Appreciation Day. More...

Body Recovered in Lake Huron Identified as Pilot

A pilot, Ronald Dague, 64, of East Troy, Wisconsin, has been identified as the person whose body was found along the shore of Lake Huron in Evergreen Shores in St. More...

Volunteers Lead Effort To Clean Up Round Island Wilderness

After finding an abandoned camp on Round Island while kayaking in 2017, brothers Peter and Sean Hubel and Michigan State Police Trooper Ryan Akers organized a cleanup. More...

Women’s Wellness Weekend To Be October 19-20

Women’s Wellness and A Wee Bit O’ Wine Weekend will be Friday, October 19, and Saturday, October 20. This annual event is a weekend for women to share friendship, health, shopping, and wine, with seminars, speakers, recreation, and food. More...

Agatha Biddle To Be Inducted Into Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame

Agatha Biddle will be recognized for her contributions to Michigan by being inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame. As an Odawa chief living on Mackinac Island, Mrs. More...

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