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News

HDC Will Define Its Operating Guidelines

The Mackinac Island Historic District Commission has been functioning since January without approved Island-specific operational guidelines, and the time has come to finally hammer those details out, according to Chairman Andrew Doud at the Tuesday, More...

Detroit Conference Begins May 29

The Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference begins Wednesday, May 29, at Grand Hotel and continues through Friday, May 31. More...

Trash, Recycling Pickup Announced

Times for city and commercial garbage and recycling pickup in the downtown and Market Street areas are as follows: At 10 a.m. each day, blue landfill bags, compost bags, and waste grease will be picked up, and at 4 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Betty Andress

Betty Jean Andress, 56, of St, Ignace Township, died Monday morning, May 20, 2013, at EUP Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie. She was born June 18, 1956, in North Dakota. She worked in the kitchen at Inns of Mackinac for a few years. Mrs. More...

Street Recycling Bins Pose DPW Challenges

A program to encourage public recycling in bins on the street is yielding significant amounts of garbage mixed with recyclable materials, posing challenges for the Department of Public Works, which must use extra manpower and running water to sort an More...

Gravel Will Restore Island Trails

With 4,000 tons of gravel, a few Mackinac Island State Park walking trails will be resurfaced and restored beginning this fall.   More...

People

Seven Mackinac Island Seniors Are Ready for Graduation

Seven Mackinac Island Public School seniors are approaching the finish line of their high school education. Friday, May 24, at 7 p.m. More...

BIRTH

Henry Whittington

Luke and Caroline Whittington of Ashburn, Virginia, announce the birth of a son, Henry Beaumont Whittington, born Monday, April 15, 2013. He weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces at birth and measured 20 inches in length. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Camp, Levin Address IRS Scandal

As Washington deals with cascading scandals, Michigan lawmakers are among leaders seeking bipartisan solutions. More...

HORSE TALES

Cold Spring and Long Hair: Michigan Weather Plays Part in Summer Coat

It’s Memorial Day weekend on Mackinac Island at last. While spring may have sprung in all its glory in the southern part of the state, on Mackinac there will be many a horse that is still wearing part of his winter overcoat. More...

Probiotics Continue Interesting Trend in Health Food Products

There has been, and continues to be, an interesting surge in sales and consumption of health food products, and more interesting claims of health benefits, if they are to be all believed. More...

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