Mackinac Island Library Summer Reading Program To Begin June 21

The Mackinac Island Public Library will host a summer reading program, “Paws, Claws, Scales, and Tales,” for children in kindergarten and first grade, ages three through six. The hour-long program will be Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and will begin Wednesday, June 21. Erica Arbib will lead the program and storytelling will be the main focus. “I want to be a […]

Fundraiser Set For King Scholarship June 23 and 24

Raffle tickets for a DVD player and other prizes will be sold from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 24, and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 25, outside the Mackinac Island Post Office to raise funds for the Mackinac Island Public School Stella King Scholarship. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The drawing will be […]

Mackinaw To Salute Island on Final Trip, June 21

Tickets Available For Trip, Donations Sought To Support New Mackinaw Maritime Museum in Mackinaw City

Wednesday, June 21, the old Coast Guard icebreaker Mackinaw will leave Cheboygan, her home for the last 62 years, and sail to Mackinaw City, where she will become a floating museum. During the 2.5-hour trip, she will swing up through the north channel between Mackinac and Round islands to sound a final salute, then pass under the Mackinac Bridge for […]

Entertainment Guide

                                  Grand Hotel                 Daily entertainment at the following venues: Lunch Buffet – Live Piano 12-2 p.m. Afternoon Tea – Classical Harp 3:30-5 p.m. Cupola Bar – Piano Bar with vocalist 5:30-7:30 p.m. and 8:30-11 p.m. Jockey Club – Piano Bar 6-10 p.m. Woods – Live Piano with Hosea Taylor 6-10 p.m. Main Dining Room – Live Jazz 6-9 p.m. Demitasse – […]

Book Sale Raises $750 for Library

Mame Croze, who works at the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau, took a break from helping with the sale to look through books at Mackinac Island Public Library’s annual book sale Saturday, June 10. The sale raised $750 to buy new books for the library. The library accepts donations of books and money throughout the year. Sorry! This content is only […]

Dancing in the Street

The Western Michigan Bootscooters from Muskegon demonstrate country line dancing for a crowd on Market Street Saturday, June 10. Audience participation was encouraged and many spectators got involved in the festivities. Sorry! This content is only available to online subscribers. Please login below or Subscribe today!

Colorful Gardens Keep Grand Hotel Blooming Throughout The Seasons

Visitors to Grand Hotel may easily take notice what may be Grand Hotel’s most spectacular feature, its gardens. Designed by groundskeeper Steve Bernard and maintained by a seven-man crew, the grounds of Grand Hotel are a bower of annuals, shrubs, and native Mackinac trees that shade the hotel lawns. “We are one of the biggest display gardens in the Midwest,” […]

Vintage Cars Featured at St. Ignace Marina

More than 100 cars from the 1930s and 1940s will be featured at Antiques on the Bay in St. Ignace Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17. The show, for 1981-and-older original vehicles only, will display cars at the St. Ignace Marina. Admission is free. Registered participants will cross the Mackinac Bridge from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace in a […]

Michigan Politics

Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, said Saturday he will soon release a report documenting the extent that tribes “were duped and exploited” by disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies. He said “in the next couple weeks” the committee would show that tribes, including the Mount Pleasant-based Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, were charged […]

Stores Compete With Creativity, Imagination for Lilac Recognition

The 57th Annual Lilac Festival marks more than 20 years of hard work by many Island stores to create the most lilac inspired window to go along with the festival theme. This year, the theme is the Loon Feather, based on a book by late Island resident Iola Fuller McCoy, which celebrates both the American Indian and European heritage of […]