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MBA To Discuss Labor Day Bridge Walk February 16

The plans for the 2018 Mackinac Bridge Walk will be discussed at the upcoming Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) meeting Friday, February 16. The meeting will be held at 8 a.m. at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace.  More...

All Candidates Running Unopposed in Election

Brian Bailey will seek a seat on the city council in the city elections Tuesday, May 8. He will run unopposed for a seat now occupied by Jason St. More...

Children of All Ages Enjoy Winter Festival Activities

Children of all ages participated in activities Saturday afternoon, including sisters (from front) Lily and Lennon Perault, who took part in the cupcake walk along with fourth grader Lakelyn Bunker i More...

Real Estate Market Active, But Inventory Is Limited

The demand for moderately priced homes is a primary factor contributing to the strength of the Mackinac Island’s real estate market, says broker Bill Borst, in addition to a robust market for timeshares and vacant lots. More...

Safety and Efficiency Are Top Goals for Star Line Operations

Star Line has implemented an aggressive preventive maintenance program that should increase the reliability of their vessels. More...

Coal Dock: Arnold Freight Owners Ask Court To Reconsider

Mackinac Island Ferry Capital, owners of Arnold Freight Company, have asked the 11th Circuit Court of Mackinac County to reconsider its ruling about ownership of the coal dock on Mackinac Island. More...

Names May Be Added to Civil War Memorial

Additional Civil War veterans could be recognized at the city’s veterans memorial, after the City Council authorized Paul Wandrie to continue his research into four names he believes might belong. More...

HONOR ROLL

Mackinac Island Public School Second Quarter   7th Grade: Nora Bailey, Sean Burt, Megan Horricks, Jack Kaminen, Guyil Mosley.  8th Grade: Asher Topham, Isaac Smith.  More...

Winter’s Harbor Vista Spans More Than Two Centuries

The west blockhouse at Fort Mackinac, built in 1798, stands in silent wintry watch over Mackinac Island Friday, January 26, seemingly a world away from the commotion downtown, where cranes and barges More...

Activities Abound for Mackinac Island’s Youth During Winter

Winter is filled with fun and engaging activities for our youngest residents, from afterschool clubs to social events at local churches.  New this year at Mackinac Island Public School is the Photography Club, spearheaded by art and music teache More...

Master Plan Committee Seeks Public Comments

The city’s Master Plan is nearing completion and will soon be available for public review and comment.  The plan emphasizes concerns, based on community feedback, about year-around housing, downtown traffic congestion, and protecting the n More...

Cross Country Ski, Snowshoe Clinic Is Feb. 24

The Mackinac Island Recreation Department will host a free cross-country ski and snowshoe clinic Saturday, February 24, that is open to adults and children. More...

New Survey Offers Insights to Visitor Experience at Colonial Michilimackinac

Mackinac State Historic Parks (MSHP) embarked on a new initiative last summer to better understand the trends and preferences of their visitors to Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City. More...

Mackinac Marine Rescue Continues To Expand

Since 2015, Mackinac Marine Rescue has been building relationships with other rescue teams, and the resulting scope of its service has expanded to emergency response throughout the region, often in tandem with the United States Coast Guard, Mackinac More...

Island Residents Are Learning the Moves of Ballroom Dance This Winter

The waltz, rumba, and tango are among dance moves people are learning this winter in a ballroom dancing class offered through the Recreation Department. More...

MSU Extension To Host Workshop Feb. 13

Michigan State University Extension will host a workshop at Mackinac Island Public School Tuesday, February 13. More...

Lawrence Horn Chosen as Island Police Chief

Lawrence Horn, a police officer at Lansing Community College, has been invited to be the police chief on Mackinac Island and is negotiating a contract with the city. He emerged as the top pick of the city council after a second round of interviews. More...

Intensely Cold Weather Stalls Shepler’s Dock Expansion

Changes Are Proposed for Ferry Terminal

The intensity of the cold weather in December has postponed the expansion of Shepler’s Mackinac Island dock, but Shepler’s and Durocher Marine of Cheboygan have stockpiled the wood and steel needed for the project on the Island to be prep More...

Ice Rink Helps Youth Build Skills, Brings Commmunity Together

An outdoor skating rink east of Fort Mackinac provides a place for children to learn new skills and a community gathering place during the quiet winter months. More...

City Duplex, Tourism Bureau Expected To Be Ready by Spring

Completion of work for the city duplex at Surrey Hill remains on schedule, and the Mackinac Island City Council has approved rent fees of $500 for the one-bedroom unit, and $700 for the two bedroom unit. More...

Overnight Stays Are Necessary To Capitalize on Construction Season

A seasonal workforce on Mackinac Island ramps into high gear each winter. After the crowds leave in the fall, the narrow streets of the Island are quiet and construction work can finally begin. More...

Mark Chambers Keeps Watchful Eyes Over Mackinac Island’s Ski Trails

About half the roads on the east side of the Island are closed during the winter, and between 22 and 24 miles of trails are groomed for cross-country skiers to enjoy.  More...

Cleaning the Island’s Wastewater Is Goal at Treatment Plant

Creating clean water is the mission of those who work at the Mackinac Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. More...

Family Literacy Program Planned for February 17 at Library

A little turtle named Benson and his adventures will be featured at a family literacy program at Mackinac Island Public Library Saturday, February 17. The day will begin at 10:30 a.m. More...

City Revises Zoning for Home Occupation

The city council, following a recommendation from its planning commission in September, approved zoning ordinance amendments that deal with at home occupations and with Cottage District accessory dwellings, such as mother-in-law apartments. More...

Improvements Planned for Upcoming Year at Great Turtle Park

Recreation Director Mary Patay expects to receive funding from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to replace the aging light fixtures that illuminate the Great Turtle Park softball diamond and the installation of new poles and light fixture More...

Approval Given for Use of Imitation Wood on Storage Deck

In Mackinac Island’s historic districts, natural building materials are preferred, however, permission has been given to install wood-alternative material on a bicycle storage deck overhanging the beach along Main Street and to the porch of Lak More...

Great Turtle Kayak Tours Receives Award

Paul Spata of Great Turtle Kayak Tours received the Client of the Year award from the Tip of the Mitt SCORE, an organization that mentors and provides help to local businesses. Mr. More...

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