June 18, 2011 RSS feed / News

City Revenue Increase May Pay Property Tax Refunds

The Finance Committee will recommend to the Mackinac Island City Council that it leave a proposed 2011 general fund operating millage at 6.6387 mills, despite an unexpected increase in tax revenue, so the city can cover anticipated property tax refun More...

State Historical Commission Endorses Historic Districts on Mackinac Island

The Michigan Historical Commission, meeting at the Post Hospital at Fort Mackinac Wednesday morning, June 15, adopted a resolution in support of a Mackinac Island downtown historic district. More...

Federal Aid Cut Expected To Jeopardize Rural Flights in Upper Peninsula

Rural airports in the Upper Peninsula have relied on the Essential Air Service (EAS) program since 1978, which provides subsidies to major airlines to offer commercial flights in low traffic areas. But according to an aviation bill passed by the U. More...

With Horses Already Settled In, MHA Welcomes Public To Tour Stable

Horses were already in the turnouts as guests and residents toured the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center Friday, June 10. More...

Antiques on the Bay June 17 - 18; St. Ignace Car Show June 23 - 25

Shows Will Bring Antique and Custom Cars to St. Ignace

An entourage of antique cars will travel across Mackinac Bridge in a parade for the Antiques on the Bay car show in St. Ignace Friday, June 17, at 4:30 p.m., setting the stage for Saturday’s main show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Shepler’s To Offer Tour, Cruise During Lilac Festival Sunday

Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry will offer a new event called “Captain for a Day” Sunday, June 19, beginning at 9 a.m. at the end of the Shepler dock on Mackinac Island, and is free for all interested patrons. More...

Council Holds Millage Rate for Third Year, Taxes Rise Slightly

For the third year, the Mackinac Island City Council held firm the city’s tax levy of 8.0472 mills following a Truth in Taxation Hearing Wednesday, June 15. More...

Childhood Obesity Program Offered at Health Center

A pilot childhood obesity program will be offered at the Mackinac Island Medical Center for the 2011-2012 school year to reduce the growing trend of children suffering from health complications associated with obesity. More...

Students Participate in Lil’ Lilac Run/Walk

Fourth-grade student Alex Schockling received a medal after completing the Lil’ Lilac Run/Walk in the Mackinac Island schoolyard Saturday, June 11. More...

Public School Selling Lakers Apparel To Benefit Students

Mackinac Island Public School is selling Lakers apparel and uniforms to raise money for the school during the Lilac Festival, Friday, June 17, through Sunday, June 19, from 11 a.m. More...

Dancing in the Street: West Michigan Bootscooters Bring Large Crowd

Performances Are Festival Favorite

Country music blasted down Market Street Saturday night, June 11, when the West Michigan Bootscooters returned to Mackinac Island to give line dancing lessons and perform for the crowd in front of Stuart House.  More...

Lynda Hepker Wants To Get Community Involved in Youth Council

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council has found a new leader in Lynda Hepker. Mrs. More...

Artist Amy Oxford To Demonstrate Rug Hooking Skills on Island

Amy Oxford began her career as a rug hooking artist in 1982, and has since achieved notoriety in the textile art world. More...

Float Building Underway for Sunday’s Grand Lilac Parade

For 61 years, Mackinac Island residents have come together to celebrate the beauty of the Island and its signature flower during the annual Lilac Festival. More...

Headlands Hosts Dark Sky Park Open House

A public celebration is planned to commemorate the International Dark Sky Park designation at the Headlands in Mackinaw City from 5 p.m. until after dark Tuesday, June 21, the first day of summer.  More...

A Look at History

Hotel Names Reflect 1800s Sensibilities on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island has more than 20 hotels, resorts, inns, rental cottages, and bed and breakfasts. Many of these hotels have names that date back to when these places of hospitality were founded prior to World War I. More...

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