December 15, 2016 RSS feed / News

Mackinac Economic Alliance Will No Longer Administer Graymont Fund

The Mackinac Economic Alliance (MEA) will no longer administer the Graymont Community and Economic Development Fund, its Board of Directors decided Thursday, November 10.  More...

Payment Reelected Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority Chairperson

Aaron Payment, chairperson of the Sault Ste. More...

Little Local Impact From Halted Vote Recount

A statewide recount of the November 8 presidential election ballots was halted last week Wednesday, December 7.  More...

Upcoming Holiday Programs at Local Schools

Wednesday, December 14  • Mackinac Island Public School Winter Concert, 7 p.m., Gymnasium, Mackinac Island.  Thursday, December 15  • Mackinaw City Schools Christmas Concert, 6:30 p.m., Gymnasium, Mackinaw City.  Friday, More...

Mackinac Bands Program Is Saturday

Mackinac Bands of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians will host their 11th Annual Children’s Winter Holiday Program Saturday, December 17, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Senior Center at 1531 Sand Road in Cheboygan.  More...

Mackinac Bridge Authority Reports Traffic Up for October

October traffic on the Mackinac Bridge was up 6.8% in October this year, compared to the same month last year. The Mackinac Bridge Authority reports that 390,648 vehicles crossed in October, compared to 365,907 in October 2015. More...

Candlelight Yoga Class Offered at Curtis Erickson Center Dec. 17

Yoga instructor Rebecca De- Hate will offer a candlelight yoga class Saturday, December 17, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Erickson   Center for the Arts in Curtis. Cost is a $5 donation to the center. Everyone is welcome to attend.   More...

Mackinac Straits Christmas Bird Count Will Be Dec. 16

The annual Mackinac Straits Christmas Bird Count, hosted by the Straits Area Audubon Society of Cheboygan, will be Friday, December 16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

‘Mackinac in Motion’ Is 2017 State Park Art Show Theme

The 2017 Mackinac Art Exhibition theme “Mackinac in Motion” will celebrate the many ways people explore Mackinac Island in the absence of automobiles, such as horse-drawn carriages, bicycles, boats, skis, and snowshoes. More...

Gros Cap, St. Ignace Students Decorate Christmas Trees in Downtown St. Ignace

Paper stockings and chains adorn this Christmas tree decorated by the first and second grade students from the Gros Cap School Thursday, December 1. More...

Bear Forum To Meet Dec. 17 in St. Ignace To Consider Harvest

A group of people representing various sportsmen’s clubs, the U.S. Forest Service, the agricultural community, and non-affiliated bait and hound hunters throughout Michigan will meet in St. More...

Could Trump’s Pledge for Infrastructure Spending Mean a New Lock?

The decades-long effort to build a new lock connecting Lakes Superior and Huron at Sault Ste. Marie is getting renewed state attention. More...

Sen. Wayne Schmidt Will Host Local Office Hours December 27

State Senator Wayne Schmidt will be available to meet with people during office hours Tuesday, December 27, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Bentley’s B-M-L Diner in St. Ignace. No appointment is needed to meet with Mr. Schmidt. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of November 28, through December 4, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  .Deputies assisted with a lockdown drill at the Les Cheneaux Community Schools in Cedarville.  More...

Blood Drive Will Be December 20

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in St. Ignace Tuesday, December 20, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at the United Methodist Church at 615 West US- 2.   More...

Area Schools Announce Honor Roll Students

Cedarville Middle and  High School  First Quarter  More...

Engadine Library Will Host Christmas Tea on December 21

A Christmas Tea will be held at the Engadine Library Wednesday, December 21, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cookies and tea will be served, and live entertainment will be offered as well as a craft to make. The event is free and open to the public. More...

Deeren Resigns City Assessing, Zoning Enforcement Post

St. Ignace assessor and zoning enforcement officer Christina Deeren has resigned, giving the city council notice at its work session Monday, December 12. Ms. More...

Mackinac Island Community Foundation Awards $40,962

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation awarded $40,962 to community programs during their annual fall grant meeting Sunday, December 4. The awards were announced at the Christmas Bazaar held at the Community Hall.  More...

Pickford Honors Students of the Month

Students of the Month for November at Pickford Elementary School are (back row, from left) Stanley Michakski (second grade), Tommy Storey (fourth grade), Kendrick Brace (fifth grade), Laura Bush (fifth grade), Lyric Collins (fourth grade), Peyton Ste More...

Smi Horn Earns Bill Shepler Volunteer of the Year Award From Circle Michigan

In recognition of his years of work promoting and drawing visitors to Mackinac Island, Armand “Smi” Horn of Mackinac Island Carriage Tours received the 2016 Bill Shepler Volunteer of the Year Award from Circle Michigan this fall.  More...

Biologists and Resource Groups Work To Improve Deer Habitat

While the recently concluded firearm deer season seems to show some improvement in the Eastern Upper Peninsula deer herd, wildlife biologists and resource groups are continuing to improve habitat with the hope of increasing the numbers further.  More...


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