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Meet the Students of Mackinac Island School

The youngest students at Mackinac Island Public School include preschool students (front, from left) Mia St. Onge, Liam Smyth, Jayce Cawthorne, Lincoln Leveille; (back) Nandeen Bhallie, Molly Lohff, Levi Polzin, and Chloe Cawthorne. More...

Children’s Christmas Party Is Dec. 16

The annual Children’s Christmas Party will be held Sunday, December 16, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Community Hall. More...

Volunteering for Great Turtle Race Is Good Experience for Students

In late October, Mackinac Island hosted the annual Great Turtle Trail Half Marathon and 5.7 Mile Run and Walk. More...

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Star Line Accepts All Resident Passes After Initial Disagreement

A disagreement this fall almost led the City of Mackinac Island to sue Star Line, which had refused to accept Island resident passes from its rival Shepler’s for almost two weeks at the November 1 beginning of the winter passenger season. More...

Island Voted One Of World’s Best By Condé Nast

Mackinac Island has been named one of the best islands in the United States through the 2018 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice awards, for which nearly one-half million readers rated their travel experiences.  More...

Meet the Students of Mackinac Island School

The third grade class of all boys includes Ethan Sotto (from left), Rashard Tucker, Jordan Fisher, Brady Hardy, and Steven Lohff.   More...

City Housing Development Project Delayed

The Mackinac Island housing development project for yeararound residents will be postponed until the spring, at least. More...

New Cartography Fellowship at U-M Honors Brian Dunnigan

A new fellowship at the University of Michigan has been established in honor of Brian Dunnigan, who will retire from his job as map curator and associate director at William L. Clements Library in June. More...

Meet the Students of Mackinac Island School

Starting their first year of high school are (front, from left) Brenna  Bazinau, Mabel  Styburski, Clara  Chambers;  (back) Xavier  More...

Meet the Students And Faculty

Far left: The seventh grade class includes (from bottom) Matt Cowell, Derby Kromer, Alique Henlin, Luna Stamy, Makayla Rickley, Katie Burt, and Izzy Nitzschke.   More...

Meet the Students, Staff of Island School

Aaron Riggs (from left), Gabriel Hepker, and Alex Henlin are this year’s seniors at Mackinac Island Public School.   More...

Wreaths Across America Program Will Take Place December 15

The Wreaths Across America ceremony on Mackinac Island will be held Saturday, December 15. Starting at 8 a.m., people can gather at Community Hall for coffee and cookies. More...

MBA Will No Longer Oversee Utility Tunnel; Other Questions Remain

The proposed utility tunnel across the Straits of Mackinac would have been overseen by the Mackinac Bridge Authority, according to Governor Rick Snyder’s original plan, but that plan was scrapped by the state Monday, December 3, following a wee More...

Shepler’s Is Building New Ferry To Meet Demands

A new ferry will join the Shepler’s fleet in 2020 to meet increasing demand in St. Ignace. More...

Community Foundation Awards $59,531 in Fall Grants

More than $59,000 was awarded to local organizations by the Mackinac Island Community Foundation during the Christmas Bazaar Sunday, December 2.  “We recognize the passion of the nonprofits who work so hard to provide quality programs and More...

Mackinac Island History Group Is Proposed; Meeting January 8

People interested in the history and genealogy of Mackinac Island can attend a meeting at Community Hall Tuesday, January 8, at 5 p.m. More...

HORSE TALES

Behold the Lovely, Lowly Donkey

“Remember, the lowly donkey with a smile is but a unicorn in disguise.”  Old French proverb   More...

Winter Festival Is February 2, 3

The 2019 Mackinac Island Winter Festival is Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3.  More...

Best of America Equine Program To Feature Mackinac Island

Horseback riding on Mackinac Island will be featured on the Best of American cable television program in December, with footage filmed here September 28 through 30 to be aired in two episodes. More...

Artists May Apply for Residency Program Until January 31 by Mail

Applications are now being accepted for the Mackinac State Historic Parks Artist-In-Residence Program. The residencies are available to writers, composers, sculptures, and visual artists, including photographers. More...

Rickley, Bailey Are Elected

The race for two positions on the Mackinac Island school board was one of the few contested races in Mackinac County during the November 6 mid-term elections. More...

Sexual Assault Case Is Closed

After a tense summer on Mackinac Island, where reports of sexual assaults caused fear in the community, two women were arrested October 9 for falsely reporting the allegations to police. More...

Meet the Students of Mackinac Island School

Perched on the new fish, named “Iggy” in honor of the late Mike Bradley, on the playground are eighth grade students (front, from left) Ethan Cotton, Megan Horricks, Guyil Mosley; (back) Jack Kaminen, Aidan Ogle, Nora Bailey, and Sean Bur More...

Recreational Marijuana Sales Banned on Mackinac Island

The sale of recreational marijuana and marijuana products is banned on Mackinac Island. Since Michigan voters approved recreational use November 6, the city has received two inquiries about a marijuana business. More...

Meet the Faculty of Mackinac Island School

The elementary teachers at Mackinac Island Public School are (from left) Liz Burt, who teaches fifth and sixth grade science and mathematics, Kathy Lisk, who teaches preschool, kindergarten, and first grade, Jennifer Schrader, who teaches second and More...

Investigation Into Beautifying Island Harbor Will Continue This Winter

This winter, a citizen-led effort will investigate whether the Mackinac Island harbor could be made more attractive by the creation of boardwalks and beaches and the reduction of docks. More...

Volunteers Sought for 2019 GLIA Summit Planning Committee

Planning for the 2019 Great Lakes Islands Summit on Mackinac Island is underway and volunteers are being sought to develop an agenda, help with event logistics, and assist with activities and programs.  Mike Olson chairs the committee comprised More...

Meet The Faculty

The faculty at Mackinac Island Public School includes (front, from left) music and art teacher Heather May, special education teacher Bernadine Bloswick; (back) secondary mathematics teacher Susan Bennett, secondary English teacher Lance Greenlee, se More...

Great Lakes Air Changes Hands; Winter Service Will Continue

Ophthalmologist Bob Currier is taking over Great Lakes Air, the charter aviation company that was founded by Paul Fullerton more than 30 years ago. More...

Fitness Facility at Mission Point Resort Open This Winter

The fitness facility at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island is open this winter, and is made available by the Ware family. For the rest of December, it will be open Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to noon and also from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

New Mackinac Island Master Plan Approved After Years of Review

After nearly three years of work, the Mackinac Island five-year Master Plan has been updated, following the last formal public hearing October 9. More...

Community Theater Delights Crowd With ‘Behind the Pageant’

The cast and crew of the Community Theater performed “Behind the Pageant” Saturday, December 1. More...

Twilight Turtle Trek Is January 5

Mackinac State Historic Parks, the Mackinac Island Community Foundation, and the Mackinac Island Ski Club will sponsor the Mackinac Island Twilight Turtle Trek Saturday, January 5.  More...

Bolander Hosts Japanese Visitors for Anniversary

Richard Bolander (third from left) greets visitors from the Shiga Perfecture at the Shepler’s Dock   More...

Mustang, Huron Street Pub Open This Winter

The Mustang Lounge and the Huron Street Pub will be open this winter. More...

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