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Mackinac County Hosts Other Counties at Island Conference

The Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) held a conference on Mackinac Island in September that drew more than 300 participants from throughout the state. More...

St. Ignace Planning Commission Wants More Public Input in Development Discussions

More Workforce Housing Is Sought Every Day in St. Ignace; City Wants To Turn Attention to 3 Main Areas for Development

After the St. Ignace City Council followed the recommendation of the St. More...

Mobile Food Pantry Is Wednesday

Feeding America West Michigan will distribute free food for those in need at LaSalle High School in St. Ignace Wednesday, October 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until food runs out. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of October 9 through October 15, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to 10 property damage crashes, five involving car and deer. More...

Two October Blood Drives Coming Up

The American Red Cross will host blood drives at the following locations, dates, and times:  Cedarville: Tuesday, October 24, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at the Clark Township Community Center at 133 East M-134.  More...

State Historical Society Honors Late R. D. Musser, Jr. for Preservation of Michigan History

Grand Hotel owner R. Daniel Musser, Jr. died unexpectedly in 2013, but by then his efforts to protect and preserve the stately structure with the long porch had pretty much been accomplished. More...

Saturday Will Be ‘Triple Fright Night’ in Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City’s Headlands International Dark Sky Park, McGulpin Point Lighthouse, and Mackinaw Area Historical Society Heritage Village are partnering to host Triple Fright Night Saturday, October 21. More...

New Exhibit Displayed at Naubinway Museum

Construction has begun behind Naubinway’s Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum on a new cold storage building. More...

Rudyard Announces Students of the Month

Students of the Month for September at Rudyard Elementary School are (back row, from left) Lindsey Masterson (fourth grade), Carrie Hoolsema (fourth grade), Trenton Krogh (fifth grade), Anthony Cairns (fifth grade), Alexa Peterman (sixth grade), Aide More...

Magician Jania Taylor To Perform Halloween Show at Cedarville

Magician Jania Taylor will present a Halloween magic show, “Wanda the Wacky Witch,” Saturday, October 21, at 1 p.m. at the Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville.  The program is free.   More...

One-man Play and Shipwreck Talk To Be Presented

Author Raymond Goodwin will perform a one-man play called “The Last Man in Merrinsville” Friday, October 20, at 7 p.m. at the St. Ignace Public Library. Mr. More...

Ice Ready at Little Bear East in St. Ignace as Hockey, Public Skating Season Approaches

The weeklong process of setting up ice for winter hockey, public skating, and other uses took place inside St. Ignace’s Little Bear East Arena last week. The St. More...

Post Office Enthusiast Evan Kalish Visits St. Ignace, Mackinac Island

There’s always something interesting to find at a local United States Post Office, according to Evan Kalish of New York. For almost a decade, Mr. More...

Launch of La Nina II Barge Becomes Proud Moment for Les Cheneaux Community

Few communities embrace their nautical heritage as proudly as Cedarville and that trait was on display Wednesday, October 11, as the launching of the Breezeswept dock building company’s new 64-foot barge La Niña II became a large community even More...

Promoters Switch Gears to New ‘Passions’ Campaigns About Travelers’ Interests

St. Ignace, Les Cheneaux, Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City: Each Has Something Different To Offer

The new traveler is interested in making vacation memories. Rather than select a destination and then look for activities there, travelers now select an activity and then look for a place that offers it.  More...

Writing Program Set at Cedarville

National Novel Writing Month is November 1 through November 30, and the Les Cheneaux Community Library will host a program Thursday, October 19, at 6:30 p.m. More...

With Growing Tourist Traffic, Labor Shortage Presents Real Challenges for Communities

Meeting seasonal labor needs is the biggest challenge to businesses in the Straits of Mackinac area. They struggle to get enough help in the summers. More...

City Discusses Options for Demolishing Building, Addresses Citizen Concerns

A decision on whether to demolish a building deemed “dangerous” under the city’s building code was tabled until the next regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council, following a public hearing Monday, October 16. More...

Mackinac Island and Mackinac State Historic Parks Agree To Purchase Boom Lift

The City of Mackinac Island and Mackinac State Historic Parks will share ownership of a boom lift, a piece of equipment used to safely provide workers with access to high places, under an agreement the city council approved Wednesday, October 11, on More...

St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce May Buy its Building; Update Given on City Projects

The St. Ignace Visitors Bureau will not buy the downtown building owned by the Downtown Development Authority, after all, but the Chamber of Commerce might.  More...

DNR Citizens Advisory Council To Meet Thursday in Sault Ste. Marie

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) will meet in the Huron and Erie rooms of the Cisler Student and Conference Center at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie Thursday, October 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. More...

Repaving Approaching for Marley Street

A City of St. More...

Cooking Class Offered November 2 at St. Ignace

A cooking class, “A Taste of Comfort: Healthy Salads with Desserts for Fun,” will be offered Thursday, November 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the basement of St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in St. Ignace. More...

Pickford Library To Celebrate Anniversary October 21

The Pickford Community Library will celebrate its seventh anniversary Saturday, October 21, at an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The library will offer free books, prize drawings, popcorn, brownies, and cake.   The party is free. More...

Straits Area Pharmacy at Mackinac Straits Health System Now Open

Straits Area Pharmacy at Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace is now open, ready to fill prescription medications. More...

Rosie Sweeney Hosts Thank You Party for Fort de Buade Volunteers

Marking the end of another successful season, longtime Michilimackinac Historical Society volunteer Rosie Sweeney of St. Ignace hosted a party Sunday, October 1, to thank the many volunteers who worked at the Fort de Buade Museum in St. More...


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