May 20, 2006 RSS feed / News

Museum Seeks Site in Mackinaw City for Icebreaker

Mackinaw Museum No Longer Planned for Cheboygan

The Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum, Inc. has submitted a request to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to lease a portion of the State Ferry Dock in Mackinaw City as the permanent home of the decommissioned U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker More...

Summer Resident Physician Rotation Underway

Throughout the summer, Mackinac Island Town Crier More...

Radio Show Broadcasts Live From Grand, Promotes Tourism

News/Talk 760 WJR broadcaster Paul W. Smith was on Mackinac Wednesday, May 3, broadcasting live from Grand Hotel during a Circle Michigan Tour to promote tourism. He broadcasted from 5:30 to 9 a.m. More...

Composting, Recycling Vital to Island's Waste Management Efforts

With a significant influx of new people to the Mackinac Island community every summer, the Mackinac Island Department of Public Works is eager to educate residents about the city's waste management system. More...

New Alumni Legacy Fund Remembers Island College

Mackinac College closed in the early 1970s, but its graduates have found a way to keep its memory bright. More...

New Fort Mackinac Book Published for Young Readers

This new Fort Mackinac book for young readers is set in 1885 and tells the story of 14year-old Jack Murphy's discovery of loyalty, family, and forgiveness. More...

Students Walk a Mile To Join Worldwide Exercise Program

Living on an island keeps Mackinac Island Public School children active, but this year they got a bonus after being invited to participate in the world-wide program, Project ACES, which stands for All More...

Students Display Art Work at Mackinac Island Library

Student art work went on display at the Mackinac Island Public Library Wednesday, May 10, the culmination of this year's lessons in drawing and painting. More...

Bike Licenses Now Available

City bicycle licenses are on sale at the Mackinac Island Police Department for $3.50 and are valid until April 2007. Last year's licenses have expired. More...

Jewelry Pouch Reported Lost

Sue Hayes of Old Hickory, Tennessee, stopped at the More...

Island Students Enjoy Opportunity To TalkWith Congressman Stupak

By the time the ferry boat docked on Mackinac Island, passenger Bart Stupak's schedule already was being modified to include a stop at the school. More...

New Gift Option Offered for Visitors

For visitors seeking a new way to give Mackinac-themed gifts, the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau is offering a GiftCard through MasterCard. More...

Island Cottage History Book Updated With New Images

"View from the Veranda: The History and Architecture of the Summer Cottages on Mackinac Island," by Phil Porter, has been revised to include present-day color photographs of the cottages and incorporates additional historical information and images. More...

Brodeurs, Spatas Buy Sweet Shop

The little downtown bakery has changed hands once again. More...

Island Officials Reserve Right To Examine Condo Rental Books

Restrictions placed on the 2006 business license that was issued to Sunset Condominiums, Inc. of Mackinac Island will allow the city to examine rental books at any time. More...

Clearing the trail

Steve Anderson of Eastport helps to clear the Island's riding trails of trees that fell during winter storms. More...

Out for a drive...

Carriage driver J.R. Reagle is assisted by his dog, Taffey, as they More...

Recreation Board Establishes Great Turtle Park Use Permit

Permit Awaits City Council's Approval

When the city Recreation Board met Monday, May 15, they finalized the language and fees for a temporary use permit for Great Turtle Park, which will be presented at the next City Council meeting. More...

Many Island Attractions Voted State's Best

Mackinac Is Top Biking Community, Bridge Is Best State Landmark

Mackinac Island figured prominently in a reader poll of Michigan's Best 2006 in More...

Air Force Jazz Ensemble Offers Big Band Sound

The sounds of Glenn Miller, John Coltrane, and John Philip Sousa filled the sound stage at Mission Point Resort Auditorium for two performances on Sunday, May 7, and Monday, May 8. More...

Residential Collection Schedule

The following is the residential pick-up schedule for the Mackinac Island Service Company: More...

Wild Weather, High Winds, Rain, Batter Island May 11

Wild weather pounded Mackinac Island Thursday, May 11, with rain and wind, which sent Islanders and visitors inside. Winds were clocked at 30 to 40 miles an hour, said Jeff Lutz, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service in Gaylord. More...

Wawashkamo Members Enjoy Golf in Sunshine State

Fifty members of the Mackinac Island's Wawashkamo Golf Course gathered at the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Village at St. Lucie West, Florida, for three days of golfing, February 21 to 23. More...

New Officers Join Island Force

At the beginning of the city council meeting Wednesday, May 10, James Marks (left), Paul Kleeman, and Cory McGee were sworn in as police officers. They were among 16 people to interview for the positions. More...

Canada Day Celebration To Promote Area Tourism

At its regular meeting Thursday, April 20, the Mackinaw City village council approved signs for a new event called "Canada Day in Mackinaw City," an event designed by the Algoma Kinniwabi Travel Association of Canada in collaboration with Mackinaw Cr More...

Students Help To Ready Historic Parks for Spring Opening

Cleaning gardens, removing branches, raking, sweeping, and splitting firewood that will be used at exhibits this summer were tasks volunteer students took on as they helped Mackinac State Historic Parks prepare trails and open buildings for its 111th More...

School Board To Meet at 7:30 p.m.

Mackinac Island Board of Education meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month, from May through September. More...

Transportation Is Focus in Town Meeting With Stupak

Winter transportation needs and progress on the proposed breakwall were local issues Mackinac Island residents addressed with U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak during a town hall meeting, Friday, April 21. More...

Students Train for Disaster Preparedness

Six students from Mackinac Island Public School have been training to be certified in a School Emergency Response Training (SERT) seminar, which prepares them for catastrophic disaster or crisis. More...

Brownies Honored for Accomplishments

At an end-of-the-year ceremony Wednesday, May 10, members of Brownie Troop #350 were recognized for their accomplishments, including cookie sales and attendance at meetings and events. More...

City, School Election May 2 Sees Incumbents Retain Seats

Incumbents retained their seats in city offices and on the school board as 29 percent of Mackinac Island registered voters cast ballots Tuesday, May 2. More...

Fallen Tree Causes Power Outage on Island

A power outage Thursday, May 11, was caused by a tree behind a house on the East Bluff that fell on the power line. The outage affected mainly East Bluff, but for a short period of time it also affected Harrisonville and Mission Point. More...

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