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Seekers of Marijuana Businesses Meet With ‘Wait and See’ Approach From Townships

Officials Want To See How State Laws Shape Up Before Setting Local Policies

Marijuana is a restricted substance in Michigan for medical use and illegal for recreational use, and the topic is fast becoming a point of discussion in the townships around St. Ignace. Both St. More...

Clark Township OKs Budget, Hears Update on Internet Push

Clark Township trustees approved a $2,897,945 budget Wednesday, June 21, received an update on the push for local broadband internet service, approved crack sealing at the Albert J. More...

A Friendly Smile at the Roadside Produce Stand

Cathy Hadley works at the fresh produce stand near the 1-75 exit on M-134. The stand, owned by Dale Kriesche of Rudyard, offers local in-season fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, and baked goods. More...

MINI on the Mac To Make Attempt To Break World Record at St. Ignace August 5

More than 900 MINI Cooper cars are registered so far for an August 5 crossing of the Mackinac Bridge at St. Ignace. Organizers hope to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest parade of these vehicles.  More...

Names in Local History: A Profile of St. Ignace’s Peter Hombach

Peter William Hombach was born in Kelters, Prussia on September 23, 1835. His parents were Henry and Ursula Hombach. He came to the United States in 1852, arriving at Mackinac Island in 1854. More...

Movies by the Bay Offered on Sundays in St. Ignace

The first weekend of July marked the beginning of many of St. Ignace’s weekly summer events, including Movies by the Bay Sunday, July 2. More...

Storyteller Pete Griffin To Be at St. Ignace Public Library July 8

Storyteller Pete Griffin of Juneau, Alaska, will be at the St. Ignace Public Library Saturday, July 8, at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.   More...

Jim Tamlyn Named Operations Manager of Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers

Mackinaw City resident Jim Tamlyn has been named the new operations manager of the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association.  More...

Jamie Mersch Takes Over as New Mackinaw City Chamber Director

Jamie (Westfall) Mersch has returned to the Straits of Mackinac area to take the reigns as the new executive director of the Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce. She started full-time in her new role in June.  More...

Curtis Rubber Ducky Race Raises More Than $3,000 for Charter School

Thousands lined the streets to watch a parade, attended an arts and crafts show, visited food venders on the lawn of the Erickson Center for the Arts, and took in a race on inflated ducks as the community of Curtis celebrated America’s independ More...

DNR Creel Clerks To Collect Angler Information

As this year’s open-water fishing season gets underway, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that Fisheries Division personnel are at lakes, rivers, and Great Lakes ports collecting fishing data from anglers.  More...

‘Hats-off to Curtis’ Parade, Chicken Dinner, Festivities Draw A Crowd

The Newberry High School band marches in “the biggest little-town parade” in Curtis Sunday, July 2. Many parade watchers enjoyed the band’s music as it passed through the town. More...

Free Marina Concerts Begin This Week at St. Ignace

At St. Ignace, the Locals on the Bay concert series starts Wednesday, July 5, with a performance by Indigo Moon. The Bayside Live! concert series starts Thursday, July 6, with Rum Boogie performing. All concerts are from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. More...

Mayle Named to Division 4 All-State Academic Team

The Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association named St. Ignace’s Preston Mayle to the Division 4 Academic All-State Team. More...

Kathryn Herrera-Theut Graduates With Bachelor of Science Degree

Kathryn Herrera-Theut was graduated Tuesday, May 9, from Barrett, the Honors College, at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry.  She will be attending the University of Arizona More...

Les Cheneaux Offers Boating Safety Courses

Youth boating safety courses are sponsored by the Les Cheneaux Islands Association. The two-session course is open to youth ages 12 to 16. Adults are also welcome. The course is required to obtain a boating license.  More...

Carol Irving To Present Artwork, Weaving at Erickson Center July 15

Fiber artist Carol Irving will present her artwork and weaving process Saturday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis. The day will begin at 10 a.m. More...

City Planning Commission Finalizes Draft of Sign Ordinance

The final draft of a proposed sign ordinance was approved at a Tuesday morning, June 13, meeting of the St. Ignace Planning Commission, moving forward a nearly two-year process that began in August 2015.  The ordinance now was sent to the St. More...

New 64-foot Aluminum Barge La Niña II Under Construction at Cedarville Bay

A new 64-foot aluminum barge named La Niña II, a first of its kind for its owners, is taking shape inside a workshop in Cedarville and will be used for dock-building by the Breezeswept company to move supplies for boat docks and boathouse projects.&n More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of June 19 through June 25, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to three separate property damage crashes, all involving car and deer. More...

Ferguson, Mitoska Family Sees Five Generations Gather

Gathering for a five-generation family photograph Tuesday, June 20, are (back row, from left) Sandra Bruce, Misty Mitoska, and Tayler Ferguson, all of St. Ignace, and (front, seated) Beverly McCall, also of St. More...

Reconstruction Project To Begin July 5 in St. Ignace Township

Work is scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 5, for the $3.4 million project to reconstruct about one mile of I-75 Business Loop from North Airport Road to North Mackinac Lane at St. Ignace Township. More...

Sandy Meyer Exhibition Will Be Displayed at Hessel School House

Les Cheneaux Arts Council and Avery Arts and Nature Learning Center will sponsor the watercolorist Sandy Meyer Exhibition from Friday, July 7, to Saturday, August 5, at the Hessel School House at 3601 West Cedar Street in Hessel.  An opening rec More...

February Sky To Perform at First Bike Night of the Season July 7

February Sky will perform Friday, July 7, at “Bike Night,” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown St. Ignace. Bike Night is free and open to everyone. It takes place at the parking lot of First National Bank’s main branch. More...

Book Sale Starts This Week at Cedarville Library

The Friends of the Les Cheneaux Community Library will sponsor a book sale Thursday, July 6, and Friday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Mackinac 7 Art Reception Will Be This Thursday at St. Ignace

Artwork from the Mackinac 7, a group of Mackinac Island artists who have been painting together for many years, will be on display at Fort de Buade Museum in downtown St. More...

Old Mackinac Point Fog Signal Building Has Rebuilt Chimney

Visitors to the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City this year will notice a few improvements as Mackinac State Historic Parks (MSHP) has completed restoration on the fog signal building. More...

Colorful Floats Thrill All at the ‘Biggest Little-town Parade’ in Curtis

Farm Bureau’s farm-themed float included people tossing out candy to the crowd gathered along the main street of Curtis. More...

Les Cheneaux Library Offers Summer Events

The Les Cheneaux annual book sale will be held on the porch of the library in Cedarville from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, through Friday, July 7. A presale begins Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

St. Ignace Musician Ken Guillard Shows His Love of Guitars Through Making Them

Locals on the Bay provides a great opportunity for folks to hear area musicians perform, and on July 12, Joe Lenoir and Ken Guillard will be playing an assortment of what they call American Roots music, a mixture of blues, rock, and country.  Th More...

Horsens Big Jazz Band Will Perform at Curtis

Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis will host the Horsens Music School Big Jazz Band, part of the Blue Lake International Exchange Program, for a jazz performance Monday, July 10, at 7 p.m. in the Erickson Center Band Shell. More...

Lampricides To Be Applied to Area Rivers

Lampricides will be applied to the Millecoquins River in Mackinac County to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom on or about Tuesday, July 11, through Thursday, July 20, in accordance with state permits. More...

U.P. Bicycle Tour Begins at St. Ignace This Week

A bicycle tour will bring more than 175 riders to the Eastern Upper Peninsula this week.  The Michigan Upper Peninsula Tour of the League of Michigan Bicyclists will begin Sunday, July 9, and continue through Saturday, July 15. More...

St. Ignace Band Trip Shows Students New York Experiences, Culture

A Broadway performance of “Phantom of the Opera” helped to show young St. Ignace musicians how much dedication, work, and talent go into producing professional fine arts performances, during a June trip to New York City. More...


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