February 9, 2019 RSS feed / News

Changes Come to Air Travel This Winter; Fresh Air Offers Flights

Traveling to the mainland in winter can be by ferry, airplane, or snowmobile, as Mackinac Island residents and commuters adapt throughout the season. More...

Katmai Bay Aids in Medical Call

When the ferries have stopped for the winter and the planes aren’t running because of poor weather, medical emergencies can become high-tension situations here. More...

Patti Ann Moskwa Earns Top Restaurant and Lodging Association Award

Mackinac Island business owner Patti Ann Moskwa was awarded the Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association’s highest honor in January. More...

Two Operators Join Wastewater Plant Staff

Bailey Manninen and Jack Slack have joined the staff of the Department of Public Works (DPW) and will be operating the wastewater treatment plant this winter. More...

Changes at Snack Shop To Improve Rental Bike Flow, Ease Congestion

Under a new plan, Ryba’s Snack Shop in the Orphan Corner Mall will be eliminated to make way for new doors at the Lakeview Bike Rental. More...

Renovated Visitors Center Awaits Artists for New Residency Program

With sweeping views of the Mackinac Island harbor and Fort Mackinac, the newly renovated and public gathering space on the second floor of the Visitor’s Center will be the perfect setting for the state park’s new Artist in Residence progr More...

Frozen Chicken Bowling Is Unique Sport at Winter Carnival

Becky Simmons of St. Ignace gives her granddaughter, Mia St. Onge, a careful push down the sledding hill.  Winter Fest Results   Volunteer of the Year: Lisa Dziobak  Frozen Chicken Bowling:  More...

3 Vie for Council In May Election

Two Mackinac Island City Council seats will be up for election this May, and the race will be contested. Sitting council members Kay Hoppenrath and Andy Mc- Greevy are up for reelection, and Alan Sehoyan is challenging them for a seat.  More...

Winter Morning Routine at Island School

Students Arrive On Snowmobiles Before the First Bell

At left: Snowmobiling to school is the primary winter mode of transportation for Island students. More...

Michelle Walk Leads Mackinac Associates

As the new membership and grants coordinator for Mackinac State Historic Parks, Michelle Walk of Cedarville is looking forward to developing relationships with the members of Mackinac Associates. With a background in community development, Ms. More...

Trayser Will Donate Coal Dock Interest If Council Considers Open Harbor

For months, the Mackinac Island City Council has been negotiating, with the help of attorneys, to develop a plan to purchase the Coal Dock, one of the main freight terminals at Mackinac Island. More...

City Buys Orr Family Interest

As it maneuvers to complete its acquisition of the Coal Dock, the Mackinac Island City Council signed a purchase agreement with Mackinac Draft Trading Company to purchase more upland property behind the Seabiscuit building Wednesday, January 30. More...

Mission Point Theater Gets Upgrades in Anticipation of Spring Musical

The Mackinac Island Community Theater will debut the musical “Bye, Bye Birdie” April 19 and 20. More...

Festival Goers Enjoy Obstacle Course, Face Painting, S’Mores

Patiently waiting to go sledding in Great Turtle Park are (from front) twins Nova and Olivia Cowell and their cousin Joseph Carlton.   More...

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