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Line 5 Oil Spill Could Cost Tourism Economy $4 Billion, FLOW Study Finds

An oil spill from Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipelines at the Straits of Mackinac could have a $6.3 billion economic impact in Michigan, including a $4.3 billion hit to the tourism economy, according to a study conducted by Michigan State Univers More...

Lee Chatfield Detained Before Pellston Flight

State Representative Lee Chatfield of Levering was detained briefly at the Pellston Regional Airport on Sunday afternoon, July 15, when a routine preflight security check discovered a loaded, unregistered handgun in his carry-on bag.  More...

Whitmer, Schuette Win Governor Spots in Primary Election

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Scheutte were primary winners for governor Tuesday, August 7. Mr. Schuette, the attorney general, defeated Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, Jim Hines, and Patrick Colbeck, while Mrs. More...

Landscapes, Abstracts, Street Scenes: Mackinac 7 Share Artwork

From cloud forms to the quality of light, paintings that study Mackinac Island scenes are in a monthlong public exhibit at the Mackinac Island Public Library.  More...

Mission Point Mac to Mac Race Sets Sail Aug. 11

The Mission Point Mac to Mac sailboat regatta will get underway Saturday, August 11, at 1 p.m. Sailboats of all classes are eligible for registration, and there is no sign-up or entry fee. More...

Restored 1856 Painting Back on Display at the Stuart House Museum

The portrait of Robert Stuart that hangs above the fireplace at Stuart House City Museum, one of the few paintings of the prominent 19th-century Island resident, was donated to the museum in 2016 by West Bluff cottagers Robert and Theodore Hamady.&nb More...

August 12 Discussion Will Explore the Effects of Climate Change

Island seasonal resident James Lenfestey is hoping to begin a dialogue with audience members when he presents “The Challenge of Climate Change” at Little Stone Church Sunday, August 12, at 2 p.m. More...

Meteor Shower Watch Party Will Be at Fort Holmes

Mackinac State Historic Parks hosts a meteor-watching party Saturday, August 11, at Fort Holmes. Guests should meet at 8:45 p.m. at the rear entrance of Fort Mackinac to hike to Fort Holmes, the highest point on the Island.  More...

Forgotten ‘Somewhere in Time’ Movie Production Letter Resurfaces in 2018

The Straits of Mackinac went Hollywood in the summer of 1979 as a film crew from Universal Studios arrived on Mackinac Island to shoot scenes for the movie “Somewhere in Time.”  More...

Mackinac Island ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE

Friday, Aug. 10   • Will Springsteen at Pink Pony Patio, 3-6 p.m.  • Afternoon Tea Harpist Performance at Grand Hotel, 3:30-5 p.m. More...

Ferry Companies To Offer Bridge Walk Rides Between St. Ignace and Mackinaw City

The Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk will feature a new format this year, as participants can begin the walk from either Mackinaw City or St. Ignace. Those wishing to walk the entire length of the bridge must cross the midpoint by 10 a.m. More...

Community Foundation Seminar Will Explain Making Charitable Gifts

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation will host a seminar, “Making the Most of Your Charitable Gift: Navigating the New Tax Law,” at the Mackinac Island Yacht Club Tuesday, August 21, at 4:30 p.m. More...

Sanderson Family Upholds Island History Through Antique Heirlooms

When people are born with a connection to Mackinac Island, it is hard to sever the bonds that are created. Carla Sanderson knows that well, as her family has had a place on the Island she can trace through six generations.  More...

Risk Analysis Meeting Is Aug. 13 in Harbor Springs

Citizens can comment on the draft risk analysis the state recently released about the worst-case scenario oil spill from Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 crossing at the Straits ofMackinacata6p.m.meeting Monday, August 13, at the Boyne Highlands Conven More...

City Council Sets Special Transportation Authority Meeting

The Mackinac Island City Council will host a special informational meeting at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, to discuss establishing a transportation authority on the Island. More...

Watercolor Workshop Will Be August 15

Mary Lou Peters will teach a watercolor workshop at the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum Wednesday, August 15, at 6 p.m. Participants will be able to learn the techniques used in watercolor painting while painting hollyhocks.  More...

MACKINAC ISLAND YACHT CLUB BRIDGE RESULTS

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 8, Nicki Krzykowski placed first, Rosalie Roush placed second, and Toots Gillespie placed third.   More...

Soo Theater To Perform ‘The Secret Garden’

Sponsored by Mackinac Arts Council, the Soo Theater Project will be presenting Lucy Simon’s musical “The Secret Garden” at Mission Point Theater Monday, August 13. It is sponsored by the Mackinac Arts Council.  More...

Weekend Program Will Highlight Gardens of Colonial Michilimackinac

When thinking about the sorts of foods people ate hundreds of years ago, delicately dressed greens, brightly colored vegetables, and pickled seed pods are not usually the first things that come to mind.  More...

Economic Alliance To Hold Trap Shooting Fundraiser

The Mackinac Economic Alliance will sponsor a trap shoot fundraiser at the Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club in Engadine Saturday, August 25, from noon to 6 p.m.  Teams will have five members, and can schedule their shoot for noon, 2 p.m., or 4 p. More...

Straits of Mackinac Alliance Seeks Members for Line 5 Legal Battle

A group of citizens has organized a legal challenge to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s approval of 22 new anchor screw supports along the underwater portion of Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipelines at the Straits of Mackin More...

ArtPrize Preview Reception Will Be Held August 12

Mackinac Arts Council hosts a reception for the opening of the Crossing the Straits: An ArtPrize Preview at Mission Point Theater Sunday, August 12, at 2 p.m. The public event is free.  More...

Roaring 20s Party and Fundraiser After Golf Tournament August 10

The Wawashkamo Golf Club National Hickory Stick Classic 2018 Tournament begins at 5 p.m. Friday, August 10. A Roaring 20s fundraiser follows at the Mackinac Island Yacht Club Saturday, August 11, at 6 p.m. Period dress is encouraged. More...

Take a Book, Leave a Book: Little Free Library Opens on Mission Street

Marta Olson has a strong connection to literature. Her husband, Peter Olson, used to teach it in college and she has always loved reading. More...

Community Calendar

August 10  - Friday   • Pilates with the City Recreation Department, Community Hall at 8 a.m. Admission is $10. Bring your own mat.  • Basketball Camp for grades 7 through 12, Mackinac Island Public School from 9 a.m. More...

Chad Osborne Opens Interactive Blacksmith Shop at Surrey Hills

Chad Osborne has spent most of his life in front of the flames of the forge. His passion for metalwork has driven his career, and even brought him in front of a national audience on the History Channel’s “Forged in Fire.”  More...

Hessel Boat Show is August 11

Nearly 150 classic and antique wooden boats will gather at the Hessel Marina for the 41st Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of the Arts Saturday, August 11. More...

Murcko To Teach Drawing Workshop at Art Museum

Self-taught artist Bill Murcko returns to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum to teach students of all skill levels how to draw portraits, sponsored by Mackinac Arts Council. His workshop will take place Monday, August 13, at 6 p.m. More...

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