June 11, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Manoogian Art Exhibit Marks 25th Anniversary

Piano lounge jazz music and an atmosphere of good cheer set the scene for the 25th annual Richard and Jane Manoogian art exhibition reception Sunday, June 5, at Grand Hotel. More...

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City Considers Business License Requirements; Releases 90 Bike Licenses

Mackinac Island’s off-island business license regulations are under review with the discovery that only construction services are allowed under the city ordinance, leaving photographers, caterers, real estate companies, musicians, and others in More...

City Sets 0.344 Mill Tax Increase

City taxes were raised 0.344 mill by the city council Wednesday, June 8, to generate money for street maintenance and capital improvements. Total millage spread by the city went from 8.7432 to 9.0872.  More...

City Might Ban Piped Music

The city may ban music broadcasts from businesses out onto city streets, sidewalks, and alleyways, following complaints that piped out music is becoming too loud during the day. More...

Lilac Parade Promises Colorful Spectacle Sunday

With 60 parade entries and thousands of spectators, the 68th Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Parade will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 12. More...

MISPC Eyes Role In Planning

The Mackinac Island State Park Commission, which is the steward and interpreter of more than 80% of Mackinac Island and sites in Mackinaw City, may undertake a comprehensive project to develop an Island wide planning strategy. More...

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Michigan Politics

Political Stirrings in Michigan for 2016 and 2018

Michigan, which last voted for a Republican presidential nominee in 1988 when George H.W. Bush out-polled Michael Dukakis, increasingly looms as a competitive key battleground state this year. More...

HORSE TALES

Beware of Some Green Grasses While Feeding Horses

It’s June, and perhaps one of the loveliest months for horseback riding and carriage driving on Mackinac Island. In both the Upper and Lower Peninsulas, people are out on the trails and lush hay is being cut. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

As we start to celebrate the 68th annual Lilac Festival, the lilacs all over Mackinac Island have burst into bloom, filling the air with a wonderful aroma. The lilacs are in shades of deep purple, light lavender, white, and pink. More...

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