Archeologists Reach Bottom of Cellar, Make Interesting Finds

The life of the English trader in the Southeast Rowhouse at Fort Michilimackinac is coming more into focus as archaeologists wrapped up another season in August. Among the finds this year include a pocket knife and a linked button or ring decorated with the symbol of the Masons. The archeology program at Colonial Michilimackinac is the longest ongoing dig in […]

Public Health: What You Need To Know

Some, But Not All Symptoms of Flu Are Similar To Those of Covid-19

The beautiful fall leaves are brighter with each coming day, as our days grow shorter and our nights cooler. Kids are back in school and many of us are spending more time indoors and, unfortunately, flu season is now upon us. Health officials are concerned this winter might bring what could be a “twindemic” as we see an unfortunate spread […]

Community Hall

Healthcare Help Offered Nov. 1

Information about Medicare, Medicaid, health insurance, and other health-related topics will be held at a session in Community Hall Thursday, November 11. The event is open to everyone and sponsored by the Community Health Access Coalition, supported by the Mackinac Island Community Foundation. Those interested in participating should call the Community Health Access Coalition’s St. Ignace at (906) 643-7483 to […]

Busy Construction Season Is Ahead for Grand Hotel; Hearing Is October 19

Projects proposed at Grand Hotel this fall include a new employee housing building at Woodville, a new nature center near the tennis courts, and conversion of a house to a duplex. These will follow on the heels of last year’s major pool renovation and more than 300 new bathrooms in the hotel by managing company Davidson Hotels and owner KSL […]

Construction on Next Phase of City’s Forest Way Housing Is Coming Along

Work on the foundation of the next two buildings at the city’s Forest Way Townhomes workforce housing has begun, as two more buildings to contain 12 apartments will be added to the site near the airport runway. The original two buildings with 12 apartments are rented, and there’s a waiting list for the new units. The city council came to […]

Davis Named to President’s List

Six Eastern Upper Peninsula students have made the Dean’s List or President’s List at Central Michigan University at the conclusion of its 2021 spring semester. Included was Nicholas Davis of Mackinac Island, who made the President’s List. To be placed on the President’s List, students must earn a perfect 4.00-grade point average for the semester with at least 12 graded […]

Mackinac Island Hunter Pace Results Are Announced

There were four winning teams in the Mackinac Island Hunter Pace held in September. Short Division: Barbara Jean Hubel, Lisa Cogswell. Long Division: Bridget Cochran, Candi Dunnigan, Claire Dunnigan. Short Driving Division: Michael Wickersham, Chad Bennett. Long Driving Division: Michael Wickersham, Debbie Egan.

Shop Owners Raise Concerns About Merchandise, Window Display Regulations

A conflict has been brewing this summer between Mackinac Island shop owners and the police department over the enforcement of the city’s merchandise display ordinance. After one shop owner was issued a ticket (following a complaint from another shop owner), the police department conducted an informational campaign about the local law that was adopted in 1998 and amended since then, […]

Stonecliffe Will Replace Tent With Event Center, Make Improvements

A permanent event building to replace a reception tent at Stonecliffe is among five winter projects there that were approved by the Mackinac Island Planning Commission Tuesday, September 14. New windows at the manor, a set of French doors, and other upgrades to the facilities comprise the other projects. The reception tent is positioned between the manor and the nearby […]

School Millage Renewal on Ballot

The only item on the ballot for Mackinac Island voters Thursday, November 2, is the operating millage renewal for Mackinac Island Public School, which has 56 students this fall in kindergarten through 12th grade. The district levies 7.8 mills to fund the school. The millage, if renewed, will continue to collect $7.80 for each $1,000 of taxable value on non-homestead […]