June 2, 2018 RSS feed / Top News

Mackinac Island Graduates Four

The 2018 graduates of Mackinac Island Public School (from left) Grace Yakuber, Nicholas Davis, Gabriel Kromer, and Cheyla Shunk. See story and more photographs page 8. More...

News

Six-month No-Anchor Zone Established at Straits of Mackinac

In response to the April 1 severing of submarine electric cables and denting of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline that was likely caused by an anchor strike, a six-month emergency no-anchor zone where utility lines and pipelines cross the Straits of Macki More...

MACKINAC ISLAND YACHT CLUB BRIDGE RESULTS

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, May 30, Dick Riel placed first, Amelia Musser placed second, and Debra Orr placed third.   More...

Bridge Walk Video Explains New Procedures

Many of the details of the Labor Day Bridge Walk have changed for this year, and the confusion has led the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) to create a video explaining the procedures and options.  It is posted at www.mackinacbridge.org/annual-br More...

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NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The Island has burst into bloom with beautiful tulips in a variety of colors. The gardens in front of Grand Hotel are a magnificent sight. The woods are filled with trilliums, forget-me-nots, and lady’s-slippers. More...

A Look at History

Annex Road Has Had Its Current Name for More than 135 Years

Up above Grand Hotel, at a spot longtime Islanders call “Five Corners,” is a super-intersection where five roads come together. More...

HORSE TALES

Bonding With Your Horse Helps You Experience Hills, Dales, Deltas

A person feels lucky when they and a horse bond, be it for an hour or a day. When they rent or ride a horse on Mackinac Island, most people average a good 60 minutes together, and that is important. More...

Market Street Paving on Horizon for 2019

City street administrator Dennis Dombroski is recommending the repaving of most of Market Street because of thinning asphalt, as well as ruts in well-traveled areas and potholes that no longer effectively can be patched.  More...

Island’s Fallen Heroes Remembered

People on Mackinac Island took a pause from touring, chores, or preparing shops for summer business to honor members of the military who have lost their lives defending America in times of peril and upheaval on Memorial Day.  More...

People

Impressionist Painting by Barton Featured on 2018 Lilac Festival Poster

Kevin Barton, a northern Michigan artist recognized for his post-impressionist style, is the winner of this year’s Mackinac Island Lilac Festive poster competition. No stranger to the contest, Mr. More...

Obituaries

Robert Benjamin

A memorial service for Robert “Bob” Benjamin will be held Saturday, June 2, at 11 a.m. at Little Stone Church. A luncheon will follow at the Mackinac Island Community Center.  Mr. Benjamin passed away December   More...

Donald ‘Duck’ Andress

A graveside service for Donald J. “Duck” Andress will be Thursday, June 14, at 1 p.m. at Ste. Anne’s Cemetery. A potluck reception will follow at Great Turtle Park.  More...

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