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Tours Planned at Round Island Lighthouse July 12

"The boys treat the lighthouse like they own it. They take great pride in the work they do." - Ann Doyle, of Boy Scout Troop 323

Boy Scout Troop 323 from Freeland will offer tours of Round Island Lighthouse during an open house Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

POLICE REPORTS

Reports from the Mackinac Island Police Department from June 24 to July 1: A gift shop on Main Street reported the theft of $2,400 in merchandise from a display case at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, June 24. More...

Bible School Planned This Week

Vacation Bible School will take place at Ste. Anne's Church Monday, July 7, through Thursday, July 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. During Bible School, children will read scriptures, participate in games, and make crafts. More...

Blacksmiths' Iron Fence Now Installed at Veterans Memorial

City maintenance workers Mike Lee (right) and Brian Horn (middle) assist blacksmith volunteer Steve Anderson in installing sections of a wrought-iron fence at the Veterans Memorial at the city park on Market Street Thursday, More...

Grand Hotel Poetry Course Begins July 9

Grand Hotel will conduct its annual summer course on the master poets of the world beginning Wednesday, July 9, and continuing each Wednesday through August. More...

Stilt-walker Completes 830 Miles Across Michigan

Stilt-walker Neil Sauter raised more than $16,000 for United Cerebral Palsy during his walk across Michigan in June. At the Wisconsin border in Ironwood Friday, June 27, Mr. More...

Water Safety Program July 6 at St. Ignace Marina

Water safety, Coast Guard boat tours, boating regulations, and life jacket information will be the focus of events planned for Sunday, July 6, at the St. Ignace Marina. More...

Minimum Wage Increases to $7.40

Michigan's minimum wage increased by 25¢ Tuesday, July 1, when it climbed to $7.40 an hour for most workers. More...

Self-taught Artist 'Living a Dream'on Mackinac Island

For Mackinac Island summer resident Bill Murcko, the end of a career in creative advertising was the beginning of a dream realized when he took his newfound free time and channeled it into portrait painting. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 2, Lois Largo placed first, Ann Timmons placed second, and Nicki Krzykowski placed third. More...

Former 'Rock Star' Cast Member Performs on Island

Singer and songwriter Brandon Calhoon, a contestant from the 2005 reality game show, "Rock Star: INXS," performed as part of the Inn at Stonecliffe's Summer Concert series Wednesday, June 18. Mr. More...

Sports

Wawashkamo Golf Course Hosts Three-day Tourney

A three-day men's golfing tournament at Wawashkamo Golf Course June 26 through June 28 drew 32 golfers in 16 teams of two. The competition was for club members and guests. More...

Museum Panel Celebrates Work of Mission Point Builders

"They brought to the job their quality craftsmanship, high skills, and hard work." These words, printed on a new panel at Mission Point Resort's tower museum, commemorate Island workers who constructed Mission Point's buildings in the 1950s and 1 More...

Windows May Be 2/3 Full

Businesses may now fill two-thirds of their windows with merchandise, leaving onethird transparent, Mackinac Island City Council ruled Wednesday, June 18. More...

Mackinac Island To Offer Key to the City

In medieval times, a key to the city gave diplomats and merchants the authority to pass through the city's high walls and imposing gates uninterrupted. More...

Youth Games Set for Sunday

Recreation Dept. Hosts Celebration

Inflatable bouncing platforms, flying kites, and a dunk tank are just a few activities that will be included in a Recreation Celebration for children that will start at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 6, at Great Turtle Park. More...

Five Authors, Publisher Will Speak at Little Stone Church Sunday

Sunday, July 6, will be a day of literature at Little Stone Church, as five authors discuss their work and an independent publishing house presents a workshop on self-publishing. More...

Bayview Yacht Club Race to Mackinac To Celebrate 84th Year

The Bayview Mackinac race enters its 84th season with recognition of one of the race's earliest participants and a pledge to protect the Great Lakes for future generations. More...

Darwin 'Joe' McCoy Is Elected Chairman of Sault Tribe

Darwin "Joe" McCoy of Sault Ste. Marie defeated incumbent tribal chairman Aaron Payment, 3,853 to 3,495, in a June 26 election to become chairperson of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. More...

Three of Five Business to Reopen Soon After Mackinaw City Fire

Fire damage has been repaired at some stores in Mackinaw City following a June 23 fire at the former Stimpson House hotel, but at least one shop will remain closed for some time. More...

Birth

Madaline Crawford

Jean and Jerry Crawford of Pickford announce the birth of their daughter, Madaline, born Saturday, May 24, 2008. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 19 inches in length at birth. More...

Mackinaw City Lighthouse Restoration 90%Complete

The restoration of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City is about 90% complete as Mackinac State Historic Parks continues to return it to its 1910 form. More...

Porters Greet Mackinac Horsemen's Association Anniversary Attendees

Special greeters at the 10th anniversary party of the Mackinac Horseman's Association Sunday evening, June 29, were Bill and Lornie Porter, shown here with their granddaughter, Lily Porter, who painted a portrait of Lornie's horse, Oneta. More...

Island Featured in Publications

USA Today, the July/August 2008 issue of Budget Travel, and the online magazine Peter Greenberg Worldwide have pointed to Mackinac Island as an escape from the fast-paced world of skyrocketing gasoline prices. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Bait and Switch Ballot Proposal Is Bad for the North

Stealth political scam artists are taking aim on Michigan's constitution with a sweeping cockamamie bait-and-switch proposal that could further dilute northern Michigan's voice in the judicial and legislative branches. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Cheers! Summer is here. The warm, bright days have arrived on Mackinac, making it more beautiful than ever. More...

A Look at History

Mackinac State Historic Parks Recall Island's 1880s Identity

The Mackinac State Historic Parks are hosting a series of events this summer, in keeping with identity as an American fort of the 1880s. It is impossible to get away from this decade when visiting Mackinac Island. Grand Hotel was built in 1887. More...

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