July 12, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Bayview Race to Bring 200+ Yachts to Island

Spectators on Mackinac Island and throughout the Straits of Mackinac area can expect to see yachts crossing the finish line for the 90th annual Bell’s Bayview to Mackinac Race Sunday, July 13, and Monday, July 14.  The yacht race will begi More...

News

War of 1812 Tour Will Highlight History July 19

A tour through Mackinac Island Saturday, July 19, will explore the history of the War of 1812 on the Island and its impacts on the local citizenry.  The tour is hosted by Mackinac State Historic Parks and will begin at the Father Marquette statu More...

Bar Does Not Need REUs

The Draught House Craft Beer Bar at Mary’s Bistro on Main Street is now open. When the bar’s 50 beer taps began flowing, it brought an end to city concern that the business had enough water and sewer capacity for the addition.  More...

Planning Commission Waits to Vote on Silver Birches Request

The request to rezone the Silver Birches property from low density residential (R-1) to conditional hotel/boarding house (HB) was postponed again to allow applicant Liz Ware and her attorney, Jennifer Schafer, to further clarify details of the applic More...

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Michigan Politics

Benishek and Cannon Address Veterans Administration Mess

Among Michigan’s 14 congressional districts, none has current candidates of both parties with the background to address the mess in the Veterans Administration as those in the 1st District that spans both peninsulas.  More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather was absolutely picture perfect for the Fourth of July weekend. People came from far and near to enjoy the holiday on Mackinac Island. On Windermere Point, the Stone Skipping Contest was held at 10 a.m. At 1 p.m. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Dental Restoration: Studying the Technologies Behind Implants and Crowns

Tooth decay and tooth loss become a real problem for many of us. Fluoridation of water has played a great role in dental health, yet the maintenance of dental health and hygiene remains a public health problem. More...

Should Beaver Dock Continue as Freight Terminal?

Council Meets Behind Closed Doors to Consider, as Citizens Call for Transparency

As the temporary agreement to use Mission Point’s Beaver Dock as a municipal freight terminal expires Tuesday, July 15, the Mackinac Island City Council was to consider extending it at a special meeting Thursday night, July 10. More...

Lighthouse Offers Tours

An open house at the Round Island Lighthouse is scheduled for Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weather and water conditions permitting. Free tours of the lighthouse will be offered, and people can climb to the top of the tower. More...

People

Music in the Park to Feature Jetty Rae July 17

Singer songwriter Jetty Rae of Ann Arbor, who grew up in Char- levoix, will be the next performer featured in Music in the Park series Thursday, July 17. More...

Sports

Sarah Dehring, Alma Scots Host Volleyball Clinic at Mackinac Island

Members of the Mackinac Island Lakers, St. Ignace Saints, Pickford Panthers, and Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils volleyball teams took part in the clinic on Mackinac Island. More...

Letters

A Satisfactory Transaction

To the Editor: Because we are longtime and frequent visitors to Mackinac Island, we decided to purchase a plot in the Mackinac Island Protestant Cemetery. More...

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