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News

Historic Parks See Rise in Tourism and Announce New Projects

Attendance and museum sales are up from last season at the three restoration sites operated by Mackinac State Historic Parks— Fort Mackinac and Fort Holmes on Mackinac Island and Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City—Director Phil Por More...

Hubbard’s Annex Lots Receive No Bids

There were no bidders for three undeveloped Hubbard’s Annex lots being sold by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, so they will be sold at a one-day auction, a date yet to be determined. More...

FLOW Provides Update to Mackinac Island on Line 5 Debate

“A spill will have long-term implications on our welfare; it’s going to impact our economy, the historic sites here on the Island, and our natural resources,” said Mackinac Island City Councilwoman Anneke Myers during a recent infor More...

Letters

Thoughts About Line 5

To the Editor:   A few thoughts after the meeting at the community hall last week laying out the strong case for decommissioning the controversial Line 5 oil pipelines under the Straits.  More...

Conventions Keep Island Open Longer, Create Stable Economy

When the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians held its annual medical conference and expo at Grand Hotel this summer, the combined allure of the impressive hotel and Mackinac Island made it the largest event ever held by the medical organization.&nb More...

Hubbard’s Annex Lots To Be Sold

This is the corner of Holt Avenue and Lakeview Boulevard in Hubbard’s Annex where the Mackinac Island State Park Commission wants to sell three wooded lots. More...

People

Mary Plunkett

A gathering for friends at Community Hall to celebrate the life of Mary Dennany Plunkett will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, August 11, and she will also be remembered at the 5:30 p.m. mass at Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church Saturday, August 12. Mrs. More...

Obituaries

Nicholas Haan

Nicholas Vernon Jacob Haan, 56, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017.  He was born May 14, 1961, to Vernon and Joyce (nee Finch) Haan in Baltimore, Maryland, the youngest of three children.  More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Many Contenders for August Primaries

For those interested in evolution of the health care issue that has been dominant in Congress, a widely-touted must-read is a book just published by Michigan’s 1993 to 2011 First District Congressman Bart Stupak (DEscanaba), who was one of the More...

Nature Notes

Exploring the Island’s Natural World

This week’s column is what you might call “sightings,” or “this and that.” I wanted to share with you things that people have seen, heard, or somehow experienced in the natural world of our Island in the last couple of w More...

A Look at History

Builder Patrick Doud Designed Unique Mackinac Island Structures

A significant fire at the Patrick Doud house, on Lake Shore Drive, has called attention to one of the most significant carpenter-builders in Mackinac Island’s history. More...

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