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Hotel Plan Review Meeting on Hold; Deadline to Apply Extended

The Tuesday, July 30, special Mackinac Island Historic District Commission meeting to review plans for the proposed Main Dock Inn at the head of the Arnold Line Dock was cancelled after the application deadline was extended 30 days.  More...

Volleyball Clinic Is Coming Up

Sarah Dehring, a 1999 graduate of Mackinac Island Public School, and her Alma College volleyball team will hold a clinic through the Mackinac Island Community Foundation Monday, August 12, and Tuesday, August 13, at Mackinac Island Public School.&nbs More...

Peace Garden Plans, Decrease in Traffic Are Topics for Park Commission

At the Mackinac Island State Park Commission meeting Friday, July 26, commissioners agreed with the notion behind a Peace Garden in Marquette Park, discussed ways to increase traffic at the park’s paid sites, approved many historical artifacts More...

Strong Support of the Arts Is Recognized

State Pays Tribute to Mission Point

To recognize art, collaboration, and community, the state of Michigan presented a tribute to Mission Point Resort for its contributions to the arts Thursday, July 25, at the Center for the Arts at Mission Point Resort.   More...

Memorial Honors Fur Trader LaFramboise

With some of her descendants standing by, the remains of Madame Magdelaine LaFramboise were moved to a crypt in Ste. Anne’s Church museum Friday, July 26. More...

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Michigan Politics

Bipartisan Efforts on Great Lakes Issues

Michigan lawmakers of both parties on Capitol Hill last week urged Congress and the Obama Administration to strengthen efforts on behalf of the Great Lakes.  More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather has been much cooler this week, even feeling like a bit of fall in the air. Saturday, July 27, was very busy with many weddings and lots of people enjoying the beauty of Mackinac Island. More...

Nature Notes

Invasive Phragmites Make Appearance Along Mackinac Island Shore

Last winter I was sent a photograph by Clark Bloswick of a grass that he had seen growing along the shores of the Island, and he asked me to identify it. It turns out the grass is one known as Phragmites australis, or common reed.  More...

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