July 20, 2017 RSS feed / News

Future of Marijuana Dispensaries, Recreational Use Discussed in Moran Township

Legal marijuana dispensaries and the push to legalize recreational use of the controlled substance weren’t viewed as welcome changes during a lengthy July 6 discussion between the Moran Township Board of Trustees and Mackinac County Sheriff Sco More...

No Medical First Responders in Hendricks or Hudson Townships

Hendricks and Hudson townships have suspended their medical first responders service, owing to a shortage of trained emergency services people in that area. More...

St. Ignace Marina Will Receive Donation of Major Dock Improvements

City USDA Wastewater Project Also Approved

In St. Ignace, an upcoming wastewater project will include Michigan Avenue, Hamlin Street, Medora Street, and South State Street, plus finishing some additional work on North State Street.  More...

Marina To Host Two Concerts

Two concerts offered this week at the St. Ignace Marina will be performed by February Sky and Blue Water Ramblers. All concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m.  Locals on the Bay will feature February Sky Wednesday, July 19. More...

Health Project Grants Will Be Outlined July 25 in St. Ignace

A Upper Peninsula-wide health program grantmaker will explain its programs and assist local nonprofits in obtaining funding at a workshop Tuesday, July 25, at the St. Ignace Public Library. The program will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  More...

Movies by the Bay in St. Ignace Features ‘Finding Dory’ Sunday

Movies by the Bay will feature “Finding Dory” Sunday evening, July 23, at dusk at the American Legion Park in downtown St. Ignace. More...

Aisle 8 To Perform Friday at St. Ignace

Aisle 8 will perform Friday, July 21, 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...

Sarah Cullip Earns Fulbright Award to Germany

Sarah Cullip of St. Ignace has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Germany from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. More...

City of Mackinac Island Celebrates 200 Year Anniversary With Open House

The City of Mackinac Island celebrated its rich history, natural beauty, and longevity with a special bicentennial city council meeting and open house July 7, the precise date when the first governing session of the Borough of Michilimackinac was hel More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of July 3 through July 9, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies investigated a larceny complaint.  • Deputies investigated a breaking and entering complaint in More...

People Enjoy Traditional Dances, Culture at St. Ignace Heritage Days

Native American drumming, singing, and dancing filled much of the afternoon Saturday, July 15, during St. Ignace Heritage Days at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture. More...

Dyer Recognized at Hendricks Township

At right: Al “Alfie” Dyer served as assistant chief and chief of Hendricks Township Fire Department from 1984 to 2011. Mr. Dyer stands by the plaque that was unveiled in his honor at an open house Saturday, July 8, in Hendricks Township. More...

Medical Students Working at Mackinac Straits Health System

Medical students Grace Davis and Alex Power will begin a six-month rotation through Mackinac Straits Health System clinics and hospital departments and also work with Tribal Health Services at St. Ignace. Ms. Davis and Mr. More...

Crews Will Survey, Treat Local Waters for Sea Lamprey

Lampricides will be applied to the Crow River and Mile Creek in Mackinac County to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom on or about Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 28, in accordance with state permits. More...

Blood Drive Is Friday at Rudyard

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...

Engadine Library Will Host Author Kath Usitalo July 20

Engadine Library will host author Kath Usitalo Thursday, July 20, at 7 p.m. at the library. Ms. More...

Council Discusses Final Details in St. Ignace City Manager Search

Selection of a new city manager for St. Ignace will be made by the city council when it meets Monday, July 24, with the job offered to one of three candidates interviewed last week in the final round of the selection process.  More...

Public Hearing on Permit Application for Line 5 Anchors Will Be July 25

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is accepting comments on a permit application from Enbridge Energy, Inc., to install up to 22 anchor support structures into the Lake Michigan lake bed for the Line 5 pipelines under the Straits of Mac More...

Chamber Building, Little Bear Project, Public Restrooms Topics of Discussions at DDA

The Chamber of Commerce building, Little Bear East project, and Ojibwa Trail were among the topics of discussion at the St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meeting, Friday, July 14. More...

Mackinaw City Announces Concerts

Music in Mackinaw will host “Peter, Paul, and Mary Remembered” Friday, July 21, beginning at 8 p.m. at the Roth Performance Shell at Conkling Heritage Park in Mackinaw City.  More...

No Serious Injuries at Mackinac Island Fire; Mainland and Island Firefighters Respond

Firefighters quelled a fire at Lakewood Cottage on Lakeshore Boulevard on Mackinac Island that was called in about 4:53 p.m. Thursday, July 13. The fire was brought under control in about 90 minutes. No serious injuries were reported. More...

St. Ignace Laundromat Expands Building To Accommodate Needs of Tourists, Residents

Owner Ken Feldman has begun an 18-feet by 30-feet expansion project at Captain’s Quarters Laundromat at 417 North State Street in downtown St. Ignace.  Mr. More...

Alicia Garen Attends Honors Science Program

Alicia Garen, a LaSalle High School senior this fall, was selected as a delegate to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, Massachusetts June 29 through July 1. More...

A History of Mackinac Island’s Government

On July 7, 1817, Mackinac Island’s first established local government, the Borough of Michilimackinac, held its inaugural meeting. That makes 2017 the bicentennial year for the City of Mackinac Island. More...

Heritage Days Shares Legend and Making of Dreamcatchers

The significance of dreamcatchers was among topics that people could learn about during St. Ignace Heritage Days. Sue St. Onge and her daughter, Helena Kissinger-St. Onge, of St. More...

Foul Weather Turns Back 82 Yachts in Race

Blustery winds and high waves on Lake Michigan capsized one boat and turned back at least 82 others Saturday night and Sunday, July 16 and 17, in one of the roughest runs in the 119-year history of the Chicago-to-Mackinac yacht race.  More...

Mackinaw City Mustang Show Draws Record Participation

Mackinaw City’s fourth-annual Mustang Stampede Car Show drew a record 132 cars for display and 133 for a parade across the Mackinac Bridge, covering every generation of the model from its mid-1960s origins through the fastest models shooting ou More...

Saturday Nights Offer Fun in St. Ignace

A crowd gathers around performers Oivo and Toivo from Tommy Tropic and Buskermania on State Street in downtown St. Ignace Saturday, July 8. To entertain people until the fireworks start at dusk each Saturday evening, at 7 p.m. More...

Preparation Efforts Continuing for Cedarville Harbor Project

The project to expand the Cedarville Harbor facility is in its engineering phase and the township plans to start taking bids related to it this fall, with the goal of starting construction in 2018. More...

Yoga Offered at Curtis Friday

The Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis will offer a free yoga class Friday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with instructor Marsha Blanchard. For more information, call (906) 586-9974.   More...

June Bridge Traffic Up 4.3%

June traffic on the Mackinac Bridge was up 4.3% this year, compared to the same month last year. The Mackinac Bridge Authority reports that 437,174 vehicles crossed in June, compared to 419,285 in 2016. More...


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