July 14, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Yacht Racers Set Sail for Island

Mackinac Island has been busy this week preparing for sailors and yachts from two of its premier summer events, the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac arriving Saturday and the Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race from Port Huron, hitting the wat More...

News

Wrong Place, Wrong Pipeline; ELPC Meets To Discuss Line 5

The Chippewa Hotel porch offered a picture-perfect panorama of the Straits of Mackinac: sunlight glinting off fresh, blue water beneath an azure sky as a packed Star Line Ferry unloaded passengers from near and far.  More...

Island Council Deadlocks Over Zoning Variance Request

Mackinac Island’s mayor and city council, in a deadlocked vote Wednesday, July 5, rejected a zoning variance sought by Brad Conkey for a new home near the shoreline in an undeveloped area of the Island.  More...

Grand Hotel Continues ‘From My Favorite Poets To Yours’ Lectures

The annual poetry lecture series at Grand Hotel continues its summer schedule, “From My Favorite Poets To Yours.”  More...

Horses and Riders Learn Together in 4-H Clinic

In a clinic hosted by the Mackinac Island 4-H Horse Club, Jane St. Onge walks Beaver across plastic bottles, one of many obstacles used in the mobile confidence exercise. More...

City of Mackinac Island Reaches 200th Anniversary

The City of Mackinac Island celebrated its rich history, natural beauty, and longevity with a special bicentennial city council meeting and open house Friday, July 7, the precise date when the first governing session of the Borough of Michilimackinac More...

People

Kathryn Ledtke Returns From Mission Trip In Cuba

Kathryn Ledtke recently returned from a mission trip to Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, where she was part of a medical team from Adventures in Missions working with the Christocentro International Church. More...

Columnists

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather has been beautiful this week, especially with a Buck Moon shining down on the Straits of Mackinac. It truly was an awesome sight. The evening of Saturday, July 8, the tall ship Inland Seas sailed by the 1,000-foot Edgar B.  More...

HORSE TALES

Barb Fisher Is New Corner Ambassador, Rain or Shine

When Barb Fisher first came to Mackinac in 1973, she spent a busy summer hard at work for Frank and Joan Nephew at Mighty Mac Hamburgers on Main Street. More...

Nature Notes

Crown Vetch Takes Root on Island

At a gathering a couple of weeks ago, a friend came up to me most upset because the owners of a property near hers had planted a hillside of crown vetch (Securigera varia or Coronilla varia). She has some reasons to be concerned. More...

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