July 22, 2017 RSS feed / News

Native American Cultural Trail Honored with Alice Smith Prize

The new Native American Cultural History Trail erected last year on Lake Shore Boulevard received the Alice Smith Prize in Public History at the Midwestern History Association’s annual meeting Wednesday, June 7, at Grand Valley State University More...

Health Project Grants To Be Outlined July 25

A Upper Peninsula-wide health program grant maker will explain its programs and assist local nonprofits in obtaining funding at a workshop Tuesday, July 25, at the St. Ignace Public Library. The program will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

This Weekend at Les Cheneaux

Music, Cruise Will Be Part of Arts Dockside

This year’s Music and Arts Dockside at Hessel Marina Saturday, July 22, will include an optional cruise from St. Ignace and Mackinac Island to the event aboard the Isle Royale Queen III. More...

‘Thoreau at Mackinac’ To Be Released At End of Month

Eight years after the publication of his famous “Walden,” philosopher and environmentalist Henry David Thoreau visited Mackinac Island to explore and study the natural wonders of northern Michigan.  More...

Strong Winds Capsize Race Boat

Strong, shifting winds and 10-foot waves on Lake Michigan disrupted last weekend’s Chicago-to-Mackinac Island sailing race last weekend, forcing a quarter of the yachts out of the fleet and causing two mishaps in which five sailors had to be pu More...

FLOW Line 5 Update Open to Public July 26

The Great Lakes advocacy group FLOW (For Love of Water), will provide its response to a draft alternatives report in the oil and natural gas pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac at a public reception from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Wawashkamo Fundraiser To Be Held August 12

“A Merry Night on Mackinac,” a Saturday, August 12, fundraiser for Wawashkamo Golf Club, will feature professional comedy and information about the game’s history, as well as a strolling dinner and an open bar for those who choose t More...

No Serious Injuries at Island Fire; Mainland, Island Firefighters Respond

The owners of a large Mackinac Island home damaged by a fire while they were away last week say they plan to hold an open house for firefighters from the Island and mainland fire departments once they have completed the repairs.  More...

Extra H-2B Visas Offered; Bittersweet for Island Businesses

Another 15,000 seasonal visas have been approved to supplement the number of temporary workers filling H-2B nonagricultural jobs for the remainder of this fiscal year.  U.S. More...

MACKINAC ISLAND YACHT CLUB BRIDGE RESULTS

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 19, Rosalie Roush placed first, Janet Stingel placed second, Dick Riel placed third, and Marcia Dunnigan placed fourth.   More...

109th Chicago-to-Mackinac Race Goes on Whirlwind Voyage

Favorable winds that pushed Infinite Diversion across the finish line first in the Chicago-to- Mackinac Island sailing classic later turned nasty, piled up high waves, turned back a record 97 of the 300 competitors, and caused most of the remaining f More...

Seasoned Sailor Shares Stories From the Straits of Mackinac

If it hadn’t been for an illtimed deterioration of his boat, this year’s Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac would have been sailor Gene McCarthy’s 64th run in the 119-year-old sailing classic.  More...

PUBLIC MEETINGS CALENDAR

Friday, July 28   • Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1:30 p.m., Post Hospital building at Fort Mackinac, Mackinac Island.  Wednesday, August 2  • City Council, 4 p.m., City Hall.  Tuesday, August 8  More...

Mackinac Bridge Traffic Increased 4.3% in June

Traffic on the Mackinac Bridge increased significantly during the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2016 and the biggest jump was during the traditional start of the tourist season in June, according to the Mackinac Bridge Author More...

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