May 11, 2019 RSS feed / News

Hoppenrath, McGreevy Retain City Council Seats

All city incumbents were reelected in the annual election Tuesday, May 7. The only contested race was for two seats on the city council, with Alan Sehoyan challenging incumbents Kay Hoppenrath and Andrew Mc- Greevy. Mr. More...

Kennari Consulting Honored as Company To Watch

A firm that has helped raise funds for nonprofit groups in St. More...

Geologic Sampling for Proposed Line 5 Tunnel Slated To Begin in Late May

Geologic sampling for the proposed Line 5 tunnel will begin this month, as Enbridge Energy continues working with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Office on the future of Line 5. The tunnel project was set in motion by Ms. More...

City Issues 1,495 Rental Bicycle Licenses for 2019, Six More Than 2018

Six new rental bicycle licenses have been issued by the city this year, bringing the total rental bikes allowed on the streets to 1,495. The new ones are issued to Jason St. Onge for his condo rentals in the Stonecliffe area.  More...

Changes Come to Parking at Mainland Docks This Ferry Season

As the 2019 ferry season gets underway, travelers to Mackinac Island will notice a few changes at both Star Line and Shepler docks in St. Ignace and Mackinaw City this year.  More...

Fullertons, Conants Partner in Northern Shirt Co.

Co-owners Paul Fullerton (from left), Rachel Conant, Sam Conant, and Emily Fullerton gather in the production area of their new business, Northern Shirt Company, which they have opened in downtown St. More...

Wohletz, Rice Receive Honorable Mention in Poetry and Art Night

I Took Flowers  By Philip Rice   An original, unpublished poem   I took flowers flowers from the trees from the trees by the tower  I did not ask anyone if I could take them for flowers belong everywhere and to everywhere   More...

Businesses That Rely on Guest Workers Delayed by Federal Government

International guest workers are critical to many businesses in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, especially on Mackinac Island, where a single hotel employs more people than live on the Island yeararound. More...

Two Airlines Will Operate at Mackinac County Airport

Two air services will now serve passengers from the Mackinac County airport in St. Ignace.  More...

After Some Delays, Expanded Shepler Dock Opens for Summer Ferry Season

For the past two winters, the Shepler Dock at Mackinac Island has been undergoing an extensive expansion, as the ferry company seeks to provide more space for its passengers and freight. More...

Governor Whitmer, Enbridge Resume Tunnel Talks

After suspending state work on the Line 5 utility tunnel at the Straits of Mackinac this spring, Governor Gretchen Whitmer now says she has not ruled out the tunnel as an option, but says the timeline for the proposed project is too long. More...

City Receives $61k To Recycle Island’s Glass into Paving Mix

The City of Mackinac Island will use an alternative asphalt product made from recycled tires and glass to fill in ruts on Marquette Street, in hopes that the product will withstand horse hooves better than regular asphalt. More...

State Park Announces First Class of Resident Artists

The new Artist-In-Residence Program at Mackinac State Historic Parks will begin this June. The state park has announced which artists will be featured throughout the summer. The program will last until October. More...

Rock and Run Is May 18 in St. Ignace

The St. Ignace Rock and Run footrace to benefit the Mackinac Straits Health Foundation is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, in downtown St. Ignace. Participants can choose either a half marathon, 5K run, or 5K walk.  More...

Second Fort2Fort Race in State Park Is Saturday, May 11

A blast of cannon will mark the start of the second Fort2Fort Five Mile Challenge on Mackinac Island at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11. More...

Bob Sweeney Retires, Kim Nowack Oversees Mackinac Bridge

In recognition of his 17 years at the executive secretary of the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA), Bob Sweeney of St. Ignace was honored at a retirement ceremony held at Little Bear East Arena Friday, May 3. More...

Mackinac Straits Health System Continues To Expand Local Services

Mackinac Straits Health System is expanding its services to include more primary care providers and ear, nose, and throat services. More...

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