July 29, 2017 RSS feed / News

Trooper Shelley Izzard Returns to Island as State Trooper

Shelley Izzard spent her childhood on Mackinac Island and now, as a Michigan State Police Trooper posted in Cadillac, has returned to complete her second year as summer detail for the Mackinac Island Police Department.  More...

Public Meeting Calendar

Friday, July 28   • Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1:30 p.m., Post Hospital Administration Building Board Room, Fort Mackinac.  Wednesday, August 2  • City Council, 4 p.m., City Hall.  Tuesday, August 8  More...

High School Students Sweep Street, Change Sheets

Students from University of Detroit Jesuit High School came to Mackinac Island for a week in mid-July on an ‘immersion’ trip as part of a ministry program with Ste. More...

Teacher Housing and Student Career Program Both Underway

Mackinac Island Public School plans to establish a career technology education program as an option for juniors and seniors and will hire Island residents who are qualified to teach technical courses such as wood shop and culinary skills.  More...

Compromise Is Reached for Railing at Historic Caskey Cottage in Annex

Dan and Marlee Musser have reached a compromise with the city of Mackinac Island that will end a disagreement over the restoration of porch railing on their historic Caskey Cottage in Hubbard’s Annex.  More...

Port Huron Yacht Race Divisions and Sections

The July 22 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race on Lake Huron, hosted since 1925 by the Bayview Yacht Club of Detroit, is one of the longest fresh-water sailing races in the world and draws more than 200 boats each year.  More...

2017 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Division Results

Chicago to Mackinac Trophies:   More...

‘Seasons of Mackinac’ Calendars Support Great Turtle Park

What began in the 1970s as a few working moms responding to a need to establish a park for Mackinac Island children has turned into a nonprofit organization that holds annual fundraisers to support Great Turtle Park and city recreational department f More...

‘Landscapes of Mackinac’Announced as Theme for Art Exhibition

“Landscapes of Mackinac” is the theme for the 2018 art exhibition contest at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum.  More...

Horse Show Set for Aug. 5

The Mackinac Island Mary Milton Memorial Horse Show will be at 9 a.m. More...

Fire Service Aid Agreement Shows Worth

Assisted by firefighters from three mainland counterparts, the Mackinac Island Fire Department extinguished a July 13 blaze that heavily damaged the interior of 7,000-square-foot home known as Lakewood on Lake Shore Boulevard. More...

Raising Awareness of Mackinac Island’s Monarch Butterflies

Monarch butterfly populations across North America have experienced a dramatic decline in the past 20 years as habitat loss, pesticides, and climate change have threatened the survival of one of the most recognizable species on the continent.  More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 26, Vicki Riel placed first, Star Crane placed second, Kay Berke placed third, and Jane Winston placed fourth.   More...

Mackinac Bridge Traffic Sees Increase

June traffic on the Mackinac Bridge was up 4.3% this year, compared to the same month last year. The Mackinac Bridge Authority reports that 437,174 vehicles crossed in June, compared to 419,285 in 2016. More...

Il Mostro First To Cross Finish Line in Port Huron Race

A start dominated by a pouring rain and squalls turned into a dry, sunshiny finish for most sailors in the 93rd Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race from Port Huron. More...

Chicago-to-Mackinac Sailors Celebrate on Mackinac Island

Chicago to Mackinac sailors and crewmembers went from fighting 10-foot waves and 38- knot winds on a stormy Saturday night to warm sunshine by the Tuesday, July 18, post-race celebration at Woodfield Park, an example of the bipolar weather conditions More...

New Coloring Book for Adults Features Island Landmarks

With a hidden turtle on every page, the newest publication from Mackinac State Historic Parks will offer an enjoyable and relaxing way to connect with the many historical sites around the Straits of Mackinac.  More...

WEEKLY RECREATIONAL CALENDAR

Sunday, July 30   • Galloping Gazelles meets at the bottom of Fort Holmes Stairs at 10 a.m.  Monday, July 31  • Pilates at Community Hall, 8 a.m.  • Little Barn events, 9 a.m. More...

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