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Joe Fullerton Earns Degree from Albion

Joseph Fullerton of St. Ignace has been graduated from Albion College, where he earned a degree in economics and management and a minor in communication studies.  He is the son of Paul and Emily Fullerton of St. Ignace. More...

Sailing Season Back at Mackinac for 2018

The Mackinac Island Yacht Club Regatta Committee has created a series of races in store for sailors of all classes and experience levels this summer. More...

Ghastly Mackinac Tour To Share Fort’s Unsavory Past

The Ghastly Mackinac evening tour addresses a part of Mackinac Island’s past that is generally unknown to visitors, pulling back the veil of 19th century life here and the dark reality it could represent for settlers.  More...

Students Learn the Basics at Volleyball Camp

The volleyball camp at Mackinac Island Public School came to a close Friday, June 29, with 36 students from seventh to 12th grade attending the first session and 10 younger children attending the second session.  More...

Murray Hotel Gallery Features Local Artists

The Murray Hotel houses the Mackinac Island Art Gallery, which features Island artworks by local artists, including Patrick Pulte, one of the hotel’s owners, and Nicki Griffith.  More...

Warning Signs for Freighters May Be Posted on Mackinac Bridge Legs

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) may ask the Mackinac Bridge Authority to install signage or equipment on the Bridge to remind freighters and ships not to drop their anchors while traveling through the Straits of Mackinac.  More...

Church Offers Free Dinners to Employees

Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church will offer dinners to Island employees, regardless of religious affiliation, starting Thursday, July 12, at 5:30 p.m., and continuing on Thursdays through August 9. More...

Dan Egan To Share Great Lakes Book At Library

Situated on Lake Huron, Mackinac Island celebrates fresh water as the basis of its life and for the many benefits it receives, not the least of which are the beautiful vistas.  There is a majesty about the Great Lakes, and an uneasiness that som More...

Lenfestey To Host Poetry Seminars Starting July 11

Journalist, editorial writer, and author James Lenfestey, who has found Mackinac Island a hospitable place to indulge his love of verse, will begin his 15th season of hosting poetry seminars at Grand Hotel on Wednesday, July 11.  More...

Community Calendar

Friday, July 6   • Pilates with the City Recreation Department, Community Hall at 8 a.m. Admission is $10. Bring your own mat.  • Vacation Bible School, Ste. Anne Church from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. More...

First Responders, Veterans March to Fireworks

Bart Berkshire helps carry the American flag as the Mackinac Island Fire Dep artment marched down Main Street to a cheering crowd Wednesday, July 4. More...

Island Hosts First Sensoria Showing; Guests Enjoy Variety of Artwork

At least 45 guests gazed at art ranging from ceramic urns to stunning oil paintings at a Sunday, July 1 reception for the first group showing of the Sensoria Collective at the Mission Point Theater.  Marquette artist Bernard “Bernie” More...

Vintage Base Ball Returns to Fort Mackinac

Vintage base ball returns to Fort Mackinac Saturday, July 21, when the Fort Mackinac Never-Sweats will face the Mackinaw City Boys at 6:30 p.m. More...

Online Reports of Assault, Harassment Are Overblown, Says Police Chief

While investigations into a sexual assault and harassment continue, police continue to advise people to be cautious when walking at night, to be aware of their surroundings, and to travel in groups. More...

Youth Camp Will Begin July 9 at Community Equestrian Center

A five-day Horse Camp to teach young riders the responsibility of caring for animals and other horsemanship skills will be held for children ages five through 15 at the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center from Monday, July 9, through Friday, July 13 More...

Manoogian Art Museum Hosts Calligraphy Session

Calligrapher Leah Moss will be teaching her craft at the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum Monday, July 9, at 6 p.m. It is open to everyone, and admission is $10 per person.  More...

The Appleseed Collective Coming to Marquette Park

The Music in the Park series will welcome the Appleseed Collective from Ann Arbor Thursday, July 12, at 7 p.m. This is the first time the band will perform on Mackinac Island. More...

50th Annual Stone Skipping Competition Ushers in Changes

For 20 years, Eric Steiner of Grosse Pointe has announced the W. T. Rabe Stone Skipping and Gerplunking Competition. More...

Bogan To Host Reading at Little Stone Church July 16

James J. Bogan, Jr. will read poetry at Little Stone Church Monday, July 16, at 6 p.m. from his newest book, “Seven Wonders of Mackinac and Other Amazements.”  Dr. More...

Emergency Landing Closes Island Airport

Mackinac Island Airport was closed for about four hours Wednesday, July 4, as a private plane suffering electrical problems made an emergency landing. More...

‘Unveiled Voices Project’ Coming To Trinity Episcopal Church July 8

“Unveiled Voices Project: Poems for Tenor, Oboe and Piano,” part of a project to produce and promote classical music with performances by a diverse group of composers and performers, will be presented at 2 p.m. More...

Lift U.P. BBQ Fundraiser Is Sunday

The Ice House BBQ will be hosting a Lift U.P. Fundraiser Sunday, July 8, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Runners Celebrate Fourth of July with 5K Fun Run and Walk

Nearly 20 runners make their way off the Fourth of July Fun Run/Walk 5k starting line early in the morning of July 4. More...

Fort Mackinac Celebrates Fourth of July 1880s Style

Liam (left) listens while his siblings Noah and Sage Venable of Troy enjoy trying out their new penny whistles on Fort Mackinac grounds, their favorite place to go on the Island. More...

Art Rocks the Boat Cruise Fundraiser To Feature Music, Views of the Straits July 9

The Art Rocks the Boat fundraiser, a cruise on which participants can sip cold drinks and socialize while enjoying music and sweeping Straits of Mackinac views, will begin boarding at Mackinac Island Dock 1 at 6:45 p.m. Monday, July 9.  More...

Library To Host ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Marionette Show July 12

Mackinac Island Public Library will host “The Wizard of Oz” marionette show, performed by Stevens Puppets, Thursday, July 12. This will be the sixth time the library has hosted the program.  More...

Mackinac Horsemen’s Association Celebrates 20 Years With Cookout

Burgers were sizzling on the grill as 150 people joined a June 28 outdoor cookout and fundraiser celebrating 20 years of service to the community by the Mackinac Horsemen’s Association. More...

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