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Fort Mackinac Opens to Visitors; Offers New Foot Race May 12

Fort Mackinac opened to visitors with a musket salute by historic interpreter Trevor Rettell Thursday, May 3. More...

May 8 Election Results Announced

The annual Mackinac Island city election took place Tuesday, May 8, with all candidates unopposed. More...

Chance Dictates Whether Employers Can Fulfill Summer Worker Demands

The seasonal jobs boom in St. Ignace, Mackinac Island, and Mackinaw City is growing more dependent on foreign workers, but changing regulatory processes and lotteries are making it unclear, again this year, how many will be available.  More...

Severed Electric Cables Successfully Capped at Straits of Mackinac

After nearly a month responding to the oil spill from two American Transmission Company (ATC) electric cables at the Straits of Mackinac, the cables were capped Sunday, April 29, and secured in place with concrete mats Saturday, May 5. More...

Enbridge Line 5 Pipelines Dented in Event Related to Severed Electric Cables

Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 twin pipelines that run beneath the Straits of Mackinac were dented in an event that is probably related to the damage that occurred to the nearby American Transmission Company (ATC) electric cables. More...

Sault Tribe Primary Elections Begin; Completed Ballots Due Back May 24

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians 2018 Board of Directors election is underway as the tribe mailed out ballots to all of its registered voters taking part in its primary election Thursday, May 3. More...

Bradley McCallum Resigns as HDC Chair, Arts Council President

Bradley McCallum has resigned his appointment as chair of the Mackinac Island Historic District Commission, as he will be leaving the Island for a new position in Whitefish, Montana, with Averill Hospitality. Mr. More...

Two New Electrical Linemen To Serve on Mackinac Island

Two electrical linemen have moved to Mackinac Island to service Cloverland Electric Cooperative equipment. Don Smith, originally from here, has been working for Cloverland for 20 years and still has family on the Island. He moved here March 19. More...

Public Meeting Calendar

Thursday, May 17  • School Board, 6 p.m., School.  Friday, May 18  • Mackinac Island State Park Commission, 1 p.m.  Wednesday, May 23  • City Council, 4 p.m., City Hall.  More...

Mackinac Island Robotics Part of Winning Alliance at LSSU Event

The Mackinac Island Great Lakers Robotics Team 5878 was part of the alliance that won the District Championship at Lake Superior State University (LSSU) in Sault Ste. Marie Saturday, April 7. More...

International Lighthouse Conference Is May 20-22

The history of lighthouses from around the world will be celebrated at the International Lighthouse Conference at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island Sunday, May 20, through Tuesday, May 22.  More...

City Council Grants Extensions To Finish Up Projects This Month

With frost restrictions imposed until Thursday morning, May 10, several construction projects will need to be completed in May.  More...

Road Closed While Pole Is Repaired

Annex Road was closed for about six hours Thursday, May 3, as crews from Cloverland Electric Cooperative worked to correct a leaning electrical pole. Anchors that attach guy wires to the ground came loose, which caused the pole to lean. More...

Mayor Margaret Doud Earns Alumni Leader Award From CMU

In recognition of her years of public service, Mackinac Island Mayor Margaret Doud was recently given an Alumni Leader Award from the Central Michigan University College of Education and Human Services. More...

Remotely Operated Submarine Shows Severed Cables; Later Capped Off

Taken from the remotely operated vehicle Sunday, April 22, and Monday, April 23, these images show the damage done to two American Transmission Company electric cables, which caused about 600 gallons More...

U.S. Coast Guard Investigation Continues Into Damaged Cables

While the U.S. More...

Los Angeles Band ‘Finkel’ Is Releasing First Project This Summer

A new Los Angeles-based band with roots on Mackinac Island will release a series of singles and music videos this summer. More...

YAC Spring Brunch Raises Nearly $1,000 for Youth Programs

Members of the Mackinac Island community were treated to a brunch served by members of the Mackinac Island Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Council Sunday, April 8. More...

U.P. Artists Encouraged To Enter ArtPrize by June 7

The Mackinac Arts Council and Bonifas Arts Center of Escanaba, along with several other organizations, are encouraging artists in the Upper Peninsula to enter ArtPrize, the annual art show in Grand Rapids that is celebrating its 10th year in 2018. More...

New Smart 911 in Mackinac County Saves Time, Lives

Smart 911 is now available in Mackinac, Chippewa, and Luce counties, meaning that residents can file important information about their household with emergency services ahead of time, making it easier for crews to help in an emergency. More...

Wawashkamo Golf Club Opens For Season May 12

Wawashkamo Golf Club will open for the season Saturday, May 12. Opening day was delayed because the facility had frozen sewer pipes earlier this spring.  The club will host a members’ work day Saturday, May 19. More...

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