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Audiences, Musicians Find Common Ground at Jazz Weekend

This year’s sold-out Labor Day Jazz Weekend at Grand Hotel proved that good musicians who enjoy where they are playing and who resonate with the audience can overcome the most dreary fall days. More...

New Recreation Programs Begin September 8

The city Recreation Department will host two new recreation programs beginning Monday, September 8.  More...

College Students Pitch In on Job and Gain Appreciation for Workers

Four students from University of Detroit Mercy visited Mackinac Island for a week to work alongside Mackinac Island’s migrant workers at Murray Hotel and Mackinac Island Carriage Tours.  More...

St. Ignace: Big Rig Truck Show, Parade of Lights Coming Sept. 12 - 14

It’s time to pull out the chrome polish. A fleet of semitrucks of every type, color, and age will be rolling into St. More...

First Day of School Offers Picnic and Kite-flying Fun

Retired Mackinac Island teacher Karen Allen receives a hug from third grader Derby Kromer as classmate Makayla Rickley looks on during the picnic at the first day of school Tuesday, September 2. More...

Horse Owners Participate In Traditional Last Ride of Cottage Season

Horse owners took their last formal ride Saturday, August 30, a tradition that signifies the end of the cottage season on Mackinac Island and a time to begin taking the private saddle horses off the More...

Golf Open Earns $5,270 for Scholarship Fund

The 12th Mark Gallagher Golf Open earned $5,270 for the Mark Gallagher Scholarship Fund Saturday, August 23. Participating in the partners tournament were 28 teams from the Island, St. Ignace, and other Michigan cities. More...

40-year Oral History Project Preserves Mackinac Island Memories

On Mackinac Island, where history is held in high regard, a group works to preserve the Island’s past through an oral history project begun in 1973.  More...

How To Compile An Oral History

For more than 40 years, Mackinac Island residents have worked to collect and preserve local history through oral histories. Those working on the project have learned a lot about the Island and how to effectively produce an oral history.  More...

MSHS Chairman Shannon Completes Excellence Program

Mackinac Straits Health System Board Chairman Patrick Shannon of Sault Ste. More...

Michigan College, Business Leaders Discuss Steps to Keep Graduates in State

Creating fulfilling jobs for young people is a vital aspect of keeping them in Michigan, according to Governor Rick Snyder, who advocates placemaking as a tool communities can use to attract young people. More...

New Streetlights to Go Up Sept. 15; Lighthouse Auction Still Open

The new street light poles the City of Mackinac Island purchased about a year ago will finally be installed this fall, starting September 15. More...

Another Silver Birches Meeting Set for Monday

A committee appointed by Mayor Margaret Doud to continue discussions on the Silver Birches rezoning request, meeting Tuesday, September 2, added to a list of uses some members don’t want permitted and discussed the possibility that rezoning mig More...

Ginger Kay Is 1st as Ideal Conditions Quicken Labor Day Regatta

Ginger Kay owned by Dick Lappin of Rogers City, a member of Mackinac Island Yacht Club, won the annual Horn’s Bar Labor Day Regatta with a corrected time of 1:00:20 and an elapsed time of 1:34:20. More...

30,000 Walkers Cross Mackinac Bridge on Labor Day

More than 30,000 people attended the 57th annual Mackinac Bridge Walk Monday, September 1, and completed the five-mile trek from St. Ignace to Mackinaw City. More...

Community Gathers to Encourage Students as They Begin

Mackinac Island fourth grader Aidan Ogle tromps down the sidewalk toward the annual community picnic in the schoolyard, as his classmates follow behind. More...

Antique Tractors and Snowmobiles Are Weekend Highlights at St. Ignace

The Owosso Antique Tractor Parade and Show is expected to bring 970 participants and 39 tractor clubs to Mackinaw City and St. Ignace Thursday, September 4, through Saturday, September 6. More...

Sept. 11 Patriot Day Service at Hall Planned

There will be a Patriot Day service Thursday, September 11, at 6 p.m. in front of Mackinac Island City Hall.   More...

Bart Huthwaite Presents Lean Design Principles at Annual Summit

Sharing innovations and ways to overcome obstacles are just two of the lessons participants in the annual Lean Design Excellence Summit learned Tuesday, August 19, through Thursday, August 21. More...

Ste. Anne’s Church Receives Grant to Improve Energy Efficiency

Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church has received a grant from Earth Keepers II to continue its efforts to improve energy efficiency and save money. More...

MEA Survey Seeks Public Input on Local Improvements

What improvements would you like to see in your area most? This is the subject of a current survey covering all communities in Mackinac County. More...

Island’s Trillium Heights Residents Host ‘Chautauqua’

The residents and friends of Mackinac Island’s Trillium Heights were entertained Friday evening, August 22, with a presentation by noted poet, storyteller, and humorist Tim Morris. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, September 3, Ann Hart placed first, Nancy Keogh placed second, Toots Gillespie placed third, and Janis Holle placed fourth.   More...

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