August 5, 2017 RSS feed / 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...

Michigan Business Leaders Back Continued Line 5 Use

Representatives from the Michigan oil industry and several business associations spoke in support of the Enbridge Energy Line 5 pipeline at a meeting in Lansing Monday morning, July 24. More...

Biddle House Restorations Set To Be Completed in 2019

Agatha Biddle was among the notable residents more than 200 years ago when Mackinac Island was a busy gathering place and commercial hub, where fur merchants, Native Americans, and voyageurs walked the forerunners of streets and docks now filled with More...

Fundraiser To Celebrate Wawashkamo and the History of Golf

Friends of Wawashkamo dig deep each year to preserve one of Michigan’s oldest golf courses, tucked away in Mackinac Island’s interior, unseen by casual Island visitors, with a colorful past as an 1814 battlefield and farm.  More...

Island Children Participate in ‘Own Your Own Horse Week’

Island kids race to Little Barn to start 5:30 p.m. chores for the horses they picked to take care of for a week. Gretchen Colman, who runs the barn, greets the youngsters with smiles as each of them starts cleaning a stall.  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...

Public Meeting Calendar

Monday, August 7  • Street Committee, 3:30 p.m., City Hall.  Tuesday, August 8  • Historic District Commission, 1 p.m., City Hall.  • Planning Commission, 4 p.m., City Hall.  Thursday, August 10  More...

1700s Cast Brass Crucifix Unearthed From Rubble at Michilimackinac

Curator of Archaeology  Mackinac State Historic Parks  More...

MACKINAC ISLAND YACHT CLUB BRIDGE RESULTS

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 2, Nancy Keogh placed first, Jayne Emory placed second, Kay Berke placed third, and Dick Riel placed fourth.   More...

HORSE TALES

Memorable Horse Show Is This Saturday

Mary Milton came to Mackinac Island with her husband, Robert, and children Gillian, Susan, and David, along with their horses and dogs in the 1950s. They resided on the West Bluff in the summers, and Buffalo, New York, in the off-season. More...

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