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Trinity Episcopal Church Building Bridges with Cuban Diocese

The turmoil and hope that have been the history of the Episcopal Church in Cuba was described in a Friday, June 8, talk at Trinity Episcopal Church by the Right Reverend Maria Griselda Delgado Del Carpio, Episcopal Bishop of Cuba.  More...

Preservation Society Work Day at Round Island Lighthouse Is June 21

The Round Island Lighthouse Preservation Society will host its annual work weekend at the lighthouse Thursday, June 21, through Sunday, June 24. More...

Detroit Horse Power Nonprofit Organization Visits Mackinac Island

For the third straight year, Mackinac Island has played host to students from an organization called Detroit Horse Power, whose founder believes children can benefit from what he describes as equine culture. More...

Old Photographs Covering Windows at Doud’s Prompt HDC Debate

To create more usable space for groceries and other goods, Doud’s Market proprietor Andrew Doud covered two of the store’s windows with large historic photographs this spring. More...

‘Big Mac’ Shoreline Bike Tour Takes a Detour to Mackinac Island

The “Big Mac” Spring Shoreline Scenic Bike Tour, no longer able to cross the Mackinac Bridge, this year became the “Big Mac” Spring Shoreline Scenic Bike Tour and Island Ride. More...

Lilac Festival Concerts Will Pay Tribute To Those Who’ve Passed On

The unmistakable sound of bagpipes and drums of the Glen Erin Pipe Band will pay tribute to Patrick Sinclair, a former Fort Michilimackinac captain, lieutenant governor, and superintendent at 2:45 p.m. More...

Reception To Showcase History of Former Lilac Queens and Courts

A punch and photo reception with former Lilac Festival queens will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 17, in front of the Stuart House Museum on Market Street. More...

Unique Island Views Shared in ‘Landscapes of Mackinac’ Art Show

Vistas and picturesque landscapes of Mackinac Island are celebrated in this summer’s juried art show at the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum on Main Street. More...

Dog and Pony Parade, Kids Day Is This Saturday

The 12th annual Lilac Festival Dog and Pony Parade, a procession of ponies, families, and their pooches from the school grounds to Windermere Point, will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16. More...

Lilac Festival 10K Participants Enjoy View of the Straits of Mackinac

Runners leave the starting line at 9:30 a.m. Entrants first checked in at the school gymnasium before walking over to Windermere Point for the race. More...

Matt Gabriel To Kick Off Music in the Park Thurs.

Music in the Park, the weekly summer concert series held in Marquette Park, begins Thursday, June 21. Concerts are at 7 p.m. and are free.  Singer and songwriter Matt Gabriel of Grand Rapids is the first featured musician. More...

Lilac Festival Poster Artists Celebrate Their Work in Gallery Showing

The Lilac Festival poster competition, in which judges chose a work from an artist whose brush strokes best capture the essence of the Island and the annual contest theme, now has a quarter-century history.  More...

St. Ignace Car Show To Feature Vehicles of Gamble, Other Area Collectors

The 2018 St. Ignace Car Show will feature a special showcase featuring the best collector vehicles that can be found plying the streets of St. Ignace almost every day during the summer. More...

MACKINAC ISLAND YACHT CLUB BRIDGE RESULTS

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, June 13, Dick Riel placed first, Debra Orr placed second, Toots Gillespie placed third, and Amelia Musser placed fourth.   More...

Foundation To Host Community Celebration This Thursday

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation will host a community celebration Thursday, June 21. From 5 p.m. More...

Feast of Epona Blessing of the Animals Is Friday at the Little Barn

Because Island residents share the common bond of a rich equine history, an annual Feast of Epona Blessing of the Animals will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, June 15, at the Little Barn on Truscott Street, just east of Ste. More...

Island’s Resident State Troopers Work with City Police To Ensure Safety

State Troopers Shelley Izzard and Ryan Akers have returned to this summer as the Michigan State Police Mackinac Island Detail, a highly competitive posting sought by many troopers. More...

Tribes To Present Line 5 Concerns to EPA

Tribal representatives will meet with members of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice Tuesday, June 19, in Traverse City to discuss Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline. More...

Blossoming Lilacs Highlighted in Horticulturalist’s Walking Tour

A profusion of blossoms hides the effects from a winter of freezes and thaws, participants in walking tours learn from Vermont horticulturist Jeff Young, who has returned for the 14th year of sharing his knowledge about the Island’s botanical a More...

Duct Tape Workshop Is Friday at Public Library

Joel Tacey, who bills himself as “Michigan’s Family Funnyman, will lead his Extreme Duct Tape workshop Friday, June 15, at the Mackinac Island Public Library. More...

Mackinac Marine Rescue Awarded $9,000

The Mackinac Marine Rescue team, made up of volunteers who specialize in medical transports and are available for emergencies such as natural disasters, incidents on Mackinac Island ferries, and search-andrescue missions, has received another $9,000 More...

West Michigan Bootscooters Host Dance Party on Market Street

At Left: An enthusiastic crowd joins the West Michigan Bootscooters in the Electric Slide. More...

Lilac Festival Kicks Off with 10k Run, Walk, and Kid’s Race

Families, couples, and determined individuals from all parts of the state, eager to test their endurance and catch scenic glimpses of the Straits of Mackinac, were among the 1,030 participants in the Lilac Festival 10k Run/Walk Saturday, June 9.  More...

Additional 15,000 H-2B Visas Are Claimed for Summer

The additional 15,000 H-2B visas made available by the Department of Homeland Security in late May have all been claimed, and business owners who successfully received more international help this summer were notified starting Monday, June 11. More...

Tacos For Toby Fundraiser Bike Ride Remembers Dorothy Dehring

The Mackinac Island community came together Sunday, June 10, for a special cycling tour to honor the late Dorothy “Toby” Dehring, a lifelong resident of the Island remembered as a friend and devoted mother. More...

Jewel Golf Course Prepares For the 2018 Summer Season

Grand Hotel’s public golf course, The Jewel, starts another summer season with a new practice putting green in front of the pro shop, new restrooms for the first nine holes, and the need for more than the usual amount of tender care from its gr More...

Mackinac State Historic Parks Replaces Grave Markers at Post Cemetery

State park employees replaced five gravestones at the Post Cemetery Thursday, May 17 as a part of an ongoing project to correct misplaced markers of the soldiers and their families buried there.  More...

St. Ignace to Host Upper Peninsula History Conference June 22-24

St. Ignace was founded in 1671, and that makes it the second-oldest city in Michigan. More...

Annual Bicycle Auction Raises $2,592

Public officer Tristan Cooper calls for any last-minute bidders on a purple Huffy at this year’s bicycle auction conducted by the Police Department Sunday, June 3. More...

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