August 17, 2018 RSS feed / News

Beloved Island Horse Blaze Celebrates 30th Birthday At 4-H Cookout

Docile, occasionally cheeky, and beloved by the Island equestrian community, Blaze is turning 30 years old this year – so those who know him threw a celebration in his honor at Mackinac Community Equestrian Center Thursday, August 2.  More...

U.P. Artists Preview Work Entered in Grand Rapids ArtPrize

Upper Peninsula artists who will be showing their works at this year’s Art- Prize in Grand Rapids are giving a sneak preview on Mackinac Island from now until September 7. Some 48 U.P. More...

Flappers, Feathers, and Fringe: Wawashkamo Golf Club Hosts Fundraiser

Wawashkamo Golf Club’s Roaring 20s party at the yacht club Saturday, August 11, attracted about 130 people, said Golf Pro Chuck Olson, and many of them dressed in glittering flapper dresses with strands of pearls and zoot suits with fedoras.&nb More...

Fudge Festival Kicks Off August 24, Highlighting Island’s Crafters of Sweets

Mackinac Island will celebrate the many flavors, colors, and shapes of one of its best-known products at the annual Fudge Festival, held this year from Friday, August 24, through Sunday, August 26.  More...

Employees Celebrate Jamaica Independence with Friendly Soccer Match

Jamaica was granted independence from England August 6, 1962. To celebrate this national holiday in their own way on Mackinac Island, employees arranged a soccer match between Jamaica and Mexico at Great Turtle Park Wednesday, August 1.  More...

Mackinac Island

ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE

Friday, Aug. 17   • Will Springsteen at Pink Pony Patio, 3-6 p.m.  • Afternoon Tea Harpist Performance at Grand Hotel, 3:30-5 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

August 17  - Friday   • Pilates with the City Recreation Department, Community Hall at 8 a.m. Admission is $10. Bring your own mat.  • Tennis match play, Grand Hotel from 1-3 p.m. More...

Commission Will Review Flag Lighting Plan

Neighbors are expressing concerns that lighting for an American flag and flagpole atop the new Mackinac House hotel on Market Street will shine through their windows and affect views of their surroundings at night.  More...

Road Trips, Horses, Hope: Little Barn Offers Therapeutic Horsemanship

Horses of varied breeds, colors, and temperaments greet Island visitors and are among the images they take with them as they leave. More...

Dick Moehl Memorial Will Take Place August 25 in Mackinaw City

A memorial tribute to Dick Moehl, who contributed much to lighthouse preservation on the Great Lakes, and to other ambitious history projects in the Straits area, will be celebrated Saturday, August 25, on the fantail of Icebreaker Mackinaw Museum, p More...

Former Arnold Owner Disbarred

Former Arnold Transit owner Jim Wynn has been disbarred from practicing law in Michigan by the state Attorney Discipline Board, effective July 12. In a notice dated July 13, an Emmet County hearing panel found Mr. More...

Progress Requires Systemic Change in Mindset, Says MEA’s Iseri

Identifying the needs of a community and making the necessary changes to meet those needs sometimes requires a systemic change, or a change in mindset, or both, said Mackinac Economic Alliance Director Alex Iseri.  More...

Dancing, Poetry, Music To Be Highlighted at Talent Show Aug. 22

Musical performances, hip hop dancing, and even an interpretive poetry reading will be highlighted the first Mackinac’s Got Talent show at Marquette Park Wednesday, August 22. More...

Island Sailors Participate in Yacht Race to Mackinac Bridge

Panache, skippered by Tod Meisel, won the 2018 Mission Point Mac to Mac Race, which had plenty of wind for the nine competitors Saturday, August 11.  More...

Planning Commission Raises Concerns About Traffic at Shepler’s Dock

A request from developers Melanie Libby and Ira Green to relocate the entrance of the Bicycle Street Inn Waterfront Collection South has added to city concerns about traffic and congestion at the Shepler’s Dock.  More...

Percussionist To Perform at Little Stone Church

Josh Graham, a percussionist musician based in Chicago, will perform a free concert at Little Stone Church Sunday, August 19, at 2 p.m.  More...

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse Features New Interactive Exhibits

Inside the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City, new, interactive exhibits have been delighting visitors this summer. More...

Coast Guard Seeking Public Comments on New Anchoring Rule

The United States Coast Guard is in the process of promulgating a new nautical rule to ban anchoring in the Straits of Mackinac utility corridor, where pipelines and cables cross between Michigan’s peninsulas. More...

MACKINAC ISLAND YACHT CLUB BRIDGE RESULTS

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 15, Janis Holle placed first, Barbara Toms placed second, Kay Berke placed third, and Virginia Pedersen placed fourth.   More...

Owosso Man Dies in Tragic Diving Accident in Straits of Mackinac

An Owosso man died Sunday, August 12, in a diving accident while exploring the shipwreck Cedarville in the Straits of Mackinac.  More...

Mackinac County Voters Approve Senior Services Millage by Wide Margin

Mackinac County voters have approved by a wide margin the renewal of a 0.25-mil property tax levy to support such services for senior citizens as congregant meals, Meals on Wheels, and respite care programs provided by Community Action Agency centers More...

Outdoor Paintings Are Focus of Workshop

The public will have the chance to learn about plein air painting from Mackinac Island artist Maeve Croghan during a workshop Monday, August 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

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