December 9, 2017 RSS feed / News

Master Plan Is Focused on Preserving Year-around Community

Over the past several months, the Mackinac Island Master Plan Steering Committee has developed drafts of new existing and future land-use maps that more clearly differentiate the primary types of properties, illustrate the Island’s relatively-s More...

Election Filing Deadline Is January 23

Candidates will vie for two seats on the Mackinac Island City Council during the upcoming election Tuesday, May 8, 2018, as Dennis Bradley and Jason St. Onge terms are up for re election. City council terms are three years.  More...

Preschool, Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade Classes

The youngest group of students at Mackinac Island Public School, the preschool class, includes (from left) Henry Hardy, Levi Polzin, and Molly Lohff. More...

Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grade Classes

Sixth graders are (front row, from left) Makayla Rickley, Alique Henlin, Izzy Nitzschke; (middle) Luna Stamy, Katie Burt; (back) Derby Kromer, Matt Cowell. More...

Lawsuit Finds Settlement

Settlements have been reached in the lawsuit of the 2010 fatal snowmobile accident on Mackinac Island that claimed the lives of sisters Karen Schwarck, 59, of Trillium Heights and Edith Bonno, 57, of Canton. More...

Seventh and Eighth Grade Classes

Seventh graders on Mackinac Island are (from left) Ethan Cotton, AJay McKenzie, Guyil Mosley, Megan Horricks, Nora Bailey, Aidan Ogle, and Jack Kaminen. Missing from photograph is Sean Burt. More...

City, State Park Share Boom Lift for Work in High Places

The City of Mackinac Island and Mackinac State Historic Parks are sharing ownership of a boom lift, a piece of equipment used to provide workers with access to high places, under an agreement that meets a need each of them have for painting and other More...

BIRTHS

Charlie Buchinger   Jordan and Michelle Buchinger of Saginaw announce the birth of a son, Charlie Matthew Buchinger, born Friday, September 8, 2017, at Covenant Hospital in Saginaw. More...

Array of Recreation Activities Available in Winter

A 5k run, Lakers basketball and volleyball, exercise and hobby classes, and an array of Recreation Department activities are available during the winter on Mackinac Island. More...

Foundation Connects Services to Residents

The second annual Project Connect brought more than a dozen agencies and organizations to Community Hall on November 8. More...

Waggoners Say Farewell After 35 Years

In their three-and-a-half decades as summer residents, Carolyn and Elwin “Buzz” Waggoner became part of the Mackinac Island community. More...

Island Students Learn About Varied Cultures on International Day

International Day at Mackinac Island Public School is an opportunity for pupils to learn about the varied cultures seasonal workers bring to Mackinac Island during the summer. More...

Meet the 2017-2018 Faculty of Mackinac Island Public School

Working alongside the teaching staff are assistants (from left) Adam Riederer, Stephany Morgan, and Kendra Korth. More...

Island Lego Robotics Wins Design Award at League Competition

Fourth and fifth graders won the award for best design during Lego robotics competition in Sault Ste. Marie. The students participated in a FIRST Lego League competition at Lake Superior State University Saturday, December 2.  More...

Work at Shepler Dock To Continue Until Spring

A crane and two barges are moored at the Shepler dock December 2, ready for more work on a dock expansion and a new hotel. More...

For the Record...

An October 7, 2017 article, “Great Lakes Islands To Work Together on Common Goals,” reported teacher salaries on Beaver Island incorrectly. The starting wage for teachers at Beaver Island Community School is $40,000, not $85,000. More...

Wreaths Coming To Post Cemetery

The Mackinac Island American Legion Post 299 and the Michigan Wing of the Civil Air Patrol will be participating in Wreaths Across America to honor and remember the United States’ fallen heroes. More...

Positive Start to School Year as Superintendent Bob Lohff Settles In

Working in a small community has many benefits for Superintendent Bob Lohff, who has been settling into his new position at Mackinac Island Public School. More...

State Makes Deal With Enbridge; Tunnel Options Eyed for Line 5

An agreement between Enbridge Energy and the State of Michigan will have the company investigate putting its Line 5 pipelines into a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac, which would help contain oil in the event of a spill. More...

Calendar Contest Goes Digital

After a one-year hiatus, the Seasons of Mackinac calendar photo contest will return to the Winter Festival this February. More...

Broadway Actor Glenn Seven Allen Transitions to Opera

Glenn Seven Allen is appearing at the New York City Opera to sing the role of Jack Twist in Charles Wuorinen’s “Brokeback Mountain.” The production, its American debut following successful European premiers, will be staged at Jazz a More...

WEDDING

Eugenia Murray and Kevin McGinnis Wed

Eugenia McIntyre Murray of Mackinac Island and Sarasota, Florida and Kevin David McGinnis of Mackinac Island and St. Ignace were united in marriage October 7, 2017. More...

Novi Classroom Reflects Interest in Mackinac Island

Danielle Courtemanche, a kindergarten teacher in the Novi Community School District, has decorated her classroom with all things Mackinac Island because she was married at Mission Point in 2016, visits the Island frequently, and describes it as &ldqu More...

Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Classes

With 11 students, the freshman class is the largest at Mackinac Island Public School this year. More...

Island Community Enjoys Lively Activities in the Quiet of Winter

The throngs of tourists are gone until next summer, more cold and snow are ahead. More...

New Appointments Made To Fill Municipal Board Vacancies

Mackinac Island Mayor Margaret Doud announced Wednesday, November 8, her selections to fill six seats on municipal boards and commissions, replacing members who had resigned, retired, or left the Island.  They are:  • Neal Liddicoat to More...

Local Sweep Cleaned White House Chimneys

For the last few years, Thomas Rhine has used his trade as a worthwhile excuse to visit Mackinac Island. The certified chimneysweep sees demand for his services here, anywhere from cottages with historic chimneys to new condominiums.  More...

‘ Landscapes of Mackinac’ Is Show Theme

The picturesque scenery of Mackinac Island, from downtown to the bluffs and woods, will be featured during the 2018 juried exhibition, “Landscapes of Mackinac,” at the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum. More...

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