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Legion National Commander Visits Island

The National Commander of the American Legion, James Koutz, along with other Midwest region American Legion officials, visited Mackinac Island Monday, August 5. As elected National Commander, Mr. More...

Voters Pass Millage for Senior Citizen Services

In the Tuesday, August 6, Mackinac County election, 71 of Mackinac Island’s 765 registered voters turned out to cast ballots and narrowly passed a senior services millage, with 37 voters in favor and 34 against. More...

Zoning Ordinance Changes Will Better Reflect Vision

After months of reviewing and scrutinizing, the steering committee charged with the task of overhauling the Mackinac Island Zoning Ordinance is ready to present the latest draft to the public Wednesday, August 14, at 5 p.m. in Community Hall. More...

Dock Acquisition Legal Efforts Are in Question

Resolution Slated for August 12 Council Meeting

Confusion over hiring an attorney to work toward city ownership of the Arnold Dock and Coal Dock led the Mackinac Island City Council to table the matter Wednesday, August 7, until it can be sorted out at a special meeting Monday, August 12, at 3 p.m More...

Festival of the Horse Is This Week

Antique Carriages to Be in Parade

Led by some of Mackinac Island’s high stepping Hackney horses, Ben Mosley will drive with historic style a Grand Hotel carriage from the early 1900s at this year’s Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse Carriage and Saddle Parade Friday, A More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Dave Camp Considers U.S. Senate Race

Two of the most influential congressmen on Capitol Hill have been in the media mix for the 2014 Republican nomination to run for the open seat of retiring Democrat Carl Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving U.S. senator.  One declined. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather has been unseasonably cool, but folks continue to visit our beautiful Island. The flowers are absolutely outstanding, especially the black-eyed Susans at Mission Point Resort. The hydrangeas in every shade are absolutely huge.  More...

Nature Notes

Monarch, North American, Grassland Butterflies are on Decline

The other day when I was out riding, I saw on a shrub what I thought was a fritillary (one of the brush-foot butterflies), butterflies of primarily orange color with brown or black checks, and it got me thinking that I hadn’t seen a lot of butt More...

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