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Michigan Looks at Options for Tax Incentive Program To Attract New Jobs

The Michigan legislature is considering approving three Senate bills jointly known as the Good Jobs for Michigan Act that would create a tax incentive program desired to bring more new jobs to the state. More...

Opinion: U.P. Tourism Communities Reap Benefits of Business Incentives

Natural wonders. Family communities. Strong talent and unprecedented work ethic. Outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities. All of these make Upper Peninsula spots like St. More...

Eric Hemenway Appointed to Michigan Historical Commission

Eric Hemenway of Harbor Springs was appointed to the Michigan Historical Commission by Governor Rick Snyder Friday, July 7.  More...

Cedarville Fourth of July Parade Thrills With Dr. Seuss-inspired Floats

One entry in Cedarville’s Independence Day parade was called “We are the Trolls of Les Cheneaux” and featured members of the Stoll, Carter, and Brehm families. More...

Painting Project Approved for Gros Cap Church

A painting project to continue the ongoing restoration work at Gros Cap Church, along the Straits of Mackinac shoreline west of St. Ignace, was approved July 5 by the Moran Township Board of Trustees.  More...

Live Music, Local Art, Isle Royale Queen III Cruise Highlight Arts Dockside in Hessel

This year’s Music and Arts Dockside at Hessel Marina Saturday, July 22, will include an optional cruise from St. Ignace and Mackinac Island to the event aboard the Isle Royale Queen III. More...

Runners Will Race Through EUP This Weekend for Great Lakes Relay

The 26th annual Great Lakes Relay will take place Friday, July 14, through Sunday, July 16. This year, the foot race will be run entirely in the Upper Peninsula. The first day, more than 800 participants will start in St. More...

Free Outdoor Movie By the Bay Offered This Sunday at St. Ignace

Movies by the Bay will feature “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life” Sunday evening, July 16, at dusk at the American Legion Park in downtown St. Ignace. More...

Joe and Ken Will Perform This Friday at Bike Night in St. Ignace

Joe and Ken will perform Friday, July 14, 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...

DeTour Street Art and Crafts Festival Will Be Held on July 22

The 12th annual DeTour Village Street Arts and Crafts Festival will be Saturday, July 22. The event begins at 10 a.m. More...

September Tractor Parade Downtown May Need Minimum Speed Limit, Says Chief

The St. Ignace City Council held off on approving a special event permit for the Owosso Tractor Parts Antique Tractor Show and Parade planned for Friday, September 8, and Saturday, September 9, after St. More...

Fundraising Garden Tour Is Saturday in Pickford

A fundraising garden tour will be held Saturday, July 15, in Pickford. The semi-annual garden event is hosted by the Friends of the Pickford Community Library and will run from 10 a.m. More...

Crowds Enjoy Colorful Fourth of July Parade in St. Ignace

The U.P. State Credit Union float won first prize for the Best Commercial Float at the July 4 Independence Day Parade in St. Ignace, according to Merv Wyse, parade chairman. More...

Learning Is Fun as Frog Fest Shows Off Native Ecology at Les Cheneaux

A steady stream of visitors to Frog Fest at Les Cheneaux Saturday, July 8, met a host of local creatures. More...

Chicago to Mackinac Yacht Race Set To Begin on July 15

More than 300 boats have been registered to take on what is known as one of the world’s longest-running freshwater distance races, the 109th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, presented by Wintrust Saturday, July 15.  The race is a 333-m More...

Work Underway on Chippewa County Culvert

Work was scheduled to begin Monday, July 10, for the approximate $1 million project to install a 20-foot wide concrete box culvert on M-123 over Black Creek near Paradise in Chippewa County. More...

Rudyard Blood Drive Will Be Held July 21

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive Friday, July 21, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at the Rudyard Township Hall Community Center at 18725 South Mackinac Trail in Rudyard. The Rudyard Lions Club is the sponsor.   More...

Library Offers Program On Reading, Books

“Reading Is Magic” will be presented by Dynamic School Assemblies Wednesday, July 12, at 2 p.m. at the Engadine Library. The program will spotlight reading and books. It is free and open to the public.   More...

Discovery Camp at Mackinaw City Begins July 17

The Mackinaw Area Historical Society and the Mackinaw City Area Arts Council will collaborate to sponsor a five-day Discovery Camp Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 21. The camp will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.  More...

Rudyard Hosts Music in the Park on Thursdays

The Rudyard Area Community Foundation will host Music in the Park featuring local talent three consecutive Thursdays, July 13, July 20, and July 27, at 7 p.m. in the Rudyard Township Park on Mackinac Trail in Rudyard.   More...

Cedarville Summer Night Walk Features Music, Prizes, Food, Art

More than 20 Cedarville businesses participate in “Night Walk,” a monthly local business walking tour that features music, food, art demonstrations, and a free drawing for more than $1,000 in prizes.  More...

Biological Station To Host Exploration Day Saturday, July 15

The University of Michigan Biological Station will host Exploration Day Saturday, July 15, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Line 5’s Saga Continues; Watershed Council Offers Free Workshops

There must be a back story to Enbridge’s Line 5 Straits oil and gas pipeline that only a few know, because from the outside, nothing makes much sense. More...

Three Townships To See Millage Proposals August 8

Three proposals will be on the ballot for Mackinac County voters during special elections Tuesday, August 8. More...

Sen. Wayne Schmidt To Host Local Office Hours This Friday

State Senator Wayne Schmidt will be available to meet with people during office hours Friday, July 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Audie’s Restaurant in Mackinaw City and at Bentley’s B-M-L Diner in St. Ignace from noon to 1 p.m. More...

All Hands on Deck Shows Support for Great Lakes

Hundreds of people raised their hands together in support of the Great Lakes at separate All Hands on Deck events alongside lake shorelines, and communities supported by them throughout the entire region, with support stretching from Wisconsin to New More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of June 26 through July 2, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  More...

Jon Ruegg Returns to St. Ignace as New Police Officer

The St. Ignace Police Department has hired former St. Ignace resident Jon Ruegg as its newest police officer. His first day on the job was Wednesday, July 5.  “I wanted to come back to my hometown and serve the community,” Mr. More...

St. Ignace Fish Feast Offers Fun, Food, Entertainment July 22

Saturday, July 22, will mark the annual St. Ignace Fish Feast at the St. Ignace Marina.  More...

Free Concerts Will Be Held Wednesday, Thursday at St. Ignace

Two concerts offered this week at the St. Ignace Marina will be performed by Joe and Ken, and the Petoskey Steel Drum Band. All concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m.  Locals on the Bay will feature Joe and Ken Wednesday, July 12. More...

St. Ignace Public Library To Feature Storytelling and Songs Friday

Friday, July 14, the St. Ignace Public Library will host French Canadian story telling and songs with storyteller Genot Picor and music and dance group E Voyager. The program is from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is being held in conjunction with St. More...

City Wants To Resolve Concerns Downtown Over Dock 2 Operations, Traffic Flow

The use of the downtown Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry Dock 2 for freight but not passengers was a matter of discussion for the St. Ignace City Council at its Monday night, July 10, meeting. More...

July 15 Is Registration Date For Rudyard Lions Triathlon

The 21st Rudyard Lions Triathlon will be Sunday, July 30, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot at the Rudyard Area Schools Larry G. Davis swimming pool. More...

Marina Games, Strawberry Social Highlight Mackinaw City Fourth of July

At left: A large crowd watches as this three-legged race for children age nine to 12 quickly proved to be a wonderful mix of fun and chaos on the lawn of the Mackinaw City Municipal Marina Tuesday, J More...

Fourth of July Races, Fire Department Picnic Provide Family Fun in St. Ignace

The St. Ignace Kiwanis Club hosted its annual races Tuesday, July 4, at Dock 3. The first place winners in each race division received $1, second place received a 50-cent piece, and third place received a quarter. More...

Coast Guard Units See a Rise in False Distress Calls in the Great Lakes

Coast Guard units across the Great Lakes are requesting the public’s assistance in combating a rise in false distress calls.  More...

Reclaimed Birch Will Become Art at Curtis

“Reclaimed Birch Wood Art” has been chosen as the theme for this year’s Art on the Lake Art and Music Festival silent auction. More...

Drainage Work Along I-75 Will Require Closures

Work was scheduled to begin Monday, July 10, for the approximate $400,000 project to line culverts and make drainage improvements at multiple locations on I-75 from the Mackinac County line north to M-48 in Chippewa County and on M-221 north of 7 ½ M More...

Ragtime Pianist To Perform at Curtis July 15

Michigan-based ragtime pianist Peter Bergin will perform at the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis Saturday, July 15, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students 18 and younger. Call the office at (906) 586-9974 for advance tickets. More...

Mackinac 7 Artwork on Display at Sweetgrass Gallery at Fort de Buade Until July 18

Maeve Croghan started painting when she was 15 years old and always thought art would play a significant part in her life, but didn’t seriously pursue it until later.  More...

Mulebone Set To Perform at The Gate House

Mulebone is a musical partnership comprised of multi-instrumentalist John Ragusa and roots music specialist Hugh Pool. They base most of their sound on traditional blues with a unique instrumental twist.  More...

Summer Reading Program Will Be Offered at Engadine Library

A six-week summer reading program, “Build A Better World,” will be offered at the Engadine Library every Wednesday starting July 12 and continuing through August 16, from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. More...

Kids Enjoy Fourth of July Fun at Naubinway; Emmet Vallier Family Parade Marshals

Mallory Huffman, 11, won the award for Most Patriotic Bike at the Naubinway Independence Day celebration. More...


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