June 9, 2018 RSS feed / News

Little Barn Shares Equine Culture in Safe and Nurturing Setting

Horseback riders of all skill levels can learn how to ride, care for, and bond with horses at the Mackinac Island Children’s Riding Academy, also known as the Little Barn, on Mission Hill.  More...

Miss Michigan 2017 Visits Mackinac Island

Eleven-year-old Malin Erickson was thrilled to meet Miss Michigan 2017, Heather Kendrick, and discuss their shared interest in music as Miss Kendrick made a stop at the Mackinac Island Public Library during a Saturday, May 26 appearance on the Island More...

Lilac Festival 10k Race Kicks Off Mackinac Island Trio

The Lilac Festival Run/Walk, a 10-kilometer race that winds through the Island and draws participants ranging from seasoned runners to moms and dads and children, will depart from the starting line on Windermere Point at 9:30 a.m. More...

Taco Ride in Memory of Dorothy ‘Toby’ Dehring Will Be June 10

A special cycling event in honor of the late Dorothy “Toby” Dehring will be held Sunday, June 10, as friends and family gather to ride bicycles and eat tacos in her memory, all the while raising money for Alzheimer’s research.  More...

Lilacs Bloom Just in Time for Festival Tours, Planting Workshops

Lilacs aren’t native to Mackinac Island, but have thrived in a soil mixture so hospitable that many of them live far longer that than those in most other places. More...

Community Foundation Awards Grants to Local Organizations

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation awarded $70,858.46 to nine nonprofit organizations this spring, and representatives for the recipient groups gathered at the office recently to receive the grants. More...

City Seeks to Renew Millage Rate June 20

The public can comment on the city’s tax rate at the annual Truth in Taxation Hearing, which is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, preceding the city council meeting at 4 p.m.  More...

For the Record. . .

A May 26, 2018 article, “Enthusiasts, Preservationists Gather at International Lighthouse Conference,” contained an error. More...

Historic Downtown Mackinac Open for Season

The four downtown state park museums will open for the summer Saturday, June 9.  McGulpin House on Fort Street dates to at least 1780 and is a rare example of early French Canadian domestic architecture. More...

British Garrison Reenactment at Mackinaw City This Weekend

A special reenactment of the British garrison at Fort Michilimackinac will be staged Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, at the Mackinaw City outpost. More...

Lilac Festival Grand Parade Seeks Volunteers

Seventy volunteers are needed to hold up signs and walk with the entries during the Lilac Festival Grand Parade Sunday, June 17. More...

Little Stone Church Men’s Breakfast To Resume Thursdays

Little Stone Church hosts a men’s breakfast series at the Mackinac Island Yacht Club Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Each session is led by a guest speaker, who discusses issues or aspects of the Island community. More...

Groups Seek Volunteers for the Summer

Island residents and summer business employees have many opportunities to join in community activities during the summer. Here are some opportunities open to everyone:  More...

Barnwell, Moeller Named to Dean’s List at Northern Michigan

William Barnwell and Abigail Moeller, both of Mackinac Island, were named to the dean’s list with 4.0 grade point averages for the winter 2018 semester at Northern Michigan University.   More...

Transportation Authority, Improved IT Network, New Tasers Considered

The Mackinac Island City Council will consider establishing a Transportation Authority again, an effort tasked to the city’s Transportation Committee. More...

2018 Lilac Festival Queen, Princess Look Forward to Coronation

Hannah Styburski and Anna Kaminen will reign as the queen and princess, respectively, of this year’s Lilac Festival.  More...

Manoogian Exhibit Celebrates Connection Between People and Pets

“Art of Our Loved Ones,” celebrating the connection between people and their pets, is the theme of this year’s art exhibition at Grand Hotel, hosted by the Musser family and Richard and Jane Manoogian, that was debuted at a receptio More...

West Michigan BootScooters Party Is Saturday

The West Michigan BootScooters are coming to celebrate the Lilac Festival by dancing in the streets Saturday, June 9. The festivities will take place on Market Street from 7 p.m. More...

Big Mac Shoreline Spring Scenic Bike Tour Will Take Place This Weekend

The Big Mac Shoreline Spring Scenic Bike Tour and Ride will be Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10. More...

Air Force Woodwind Quintet To Perform

The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America’s Midwest Winds will present a concert at Ste. Anne Catholic Church at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10. There’s no admission charge for the family-oriented event.   More...

Students Experience History During Trip to Colonial Michilimackinac

Every two or three years, Mackinac Island students are treated to a memorable overnight field trip to Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City. More...

Island Photographers and Poets Featured in Milford Art Exhibit

Artwork and poetry by Mackinac Island artists was featured in the 2018 Poetry and Art Night Exhibit hosted by the Village Fine Arts Association in Milford, which was on display in March and April. More...

Summer Improvements Are Coming to Great Turtle Park

The Recreation Board discussed new changes coming to Great Turtle Park, including a container providing free balls and pet waste receptacles.  Recently, the Recreation Department has had issues with dog owners not picking up their waste, particu More...

Trey Pereny Named to Dean’s List at LSSU for Spring Semester

Trey Pereny was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester at Lake Superior State University School of Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services. More...

MACKINAC ISLAND YACHT CLUB BRIDGE RESULTS

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, June 6, Marcia Dunnigan placed first, Barbara Toms placed second, Nicki Krzykowski placed third, and Kay Berke placed fourth.   More...

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