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Grand Hotel Historian Puts 125th Anniversary in Perspective

This year marks the 125th anniversary of Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and its 126th season of operation. More...

Grand Hotel Week Proclaimed by Governer for July 8 - 14

Sunday, July 8, to Saturday July 14, will be “Grand Hotel Week” in Michigan, declared as such by Governor Rick Snyder in recognition of Grand Hotel’s 125 years in business.  The declaration notes Grand Hotel as one of America&r More...

Arts Council Will Invite Participation

A movie in Marquette Park, community painting reproduction, and incentives to volunteer with the Mackinac Island Arts Council are on the calendar for this summer, under the Arts Council’s program to get the community engaged.  More...

Letters

Preservation District Protects Us All, Not Just A Few

To the Editor:  We all support property rights and chafe at the idea of restrictions being put on our businesses or homes, so it’s understandable why some business owners would be wary of the proposed historic district designation.  More...

Property Owners Should Vote on the Formation of District

To the Editor:  Please enter into the record of survey the following, as I am an owner of a building in the proposed West End Historic District on Mackinac Island:  More...

Should Island Have Two Historic Districts? Yes

To the Editor:  More...

Indian Burial Mound Plan Comes To Board

The Mackinac Island Cemetery Board met for the first time this year Thursday, June 28, to discuss the arrangement and maintenance of the Native American burial mound being constructed in the Catholic cemetery and how to allocate the $1,719 it receive More...

City Hosts Fun and Games July 4

Families Enjoy 4th of July Fireworks

Roslyn Miller (from left), Ottila Styburski, and Oscar Reo delight in the spray from the fire hose at the Fourth of July games at Windermere Point. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Stabenow Again Works Across The Aisle

During these excessively partisan times in Washington, I’ve been on the alert for Michigan politicians on Capitol Hill who go against the ugly flow and cooperate with the opposition party on occasion for the public good.  More...

Nature Notes

Soft, Sleek and Luxurious: American Minks Find Home on Mackinac

It seems appropriate since this is Forth of July week to write about an American mammal, to be specific, the American mink (Mustela vison or Neovison vison). More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Poison Ivy Proves Natural Biological Hazard For Woodland Adventurers

Summer is in full bloom. As spring sprang slowly into summer, the foliage and flora followed, likewise turning the land from scrawny to lush.  More...

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