July 27, 2017 RSS feed / News

New H-2B Visas Approved, Bittersweet for Mackinac Island Businesses

Another 15,000 seasonal visas have been approved to supplement the number of temporary workers filling H-2B nonagricultural jobs for the remainder of this fiscal year.  U.S. More...

St. Ignace Planning Commission Ponders Future Land Use in New Master Plan Work

The St. Ignace Planning Commission dedicated its Tuesday, July 18, meeting to its ongoing development of a new master plan. More...

Co-founder of Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show To Be Featured Guest

Charles “Chuck” Letts and his boat Breezing Thru, will be featured guests of this year’s Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts, Saturday, August 12, at Hessel Marina. More...

‘Rosie the Riveter’ Program Offered in Mackinaw City

A program called “Rosie the Riveter” will be offered Wednesday, August 2, at 3 p.m. at the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum in Mackinaw City. More...

Holy Family Church To Host Chicken Barbecue on July 30

The Holy Family Church in Barbeau will host its annual chicken barbecue Sunday, July 30, from noon to 5 p.m. More...

For the Record...

A story in the July 15 Mackinac Island Town Crier and July 19 St. More...

Blue Water Ramblers Perform at Music at the Maritime

The Blue Water Ramblers returned this year to perform again at the Les Cheneaux Maritime Museum during its Music at the Maritime program Friday evening, July 21. More...

BB Shoot, Hunting Clinic Planned at St. Ignace August 1

The National Wild Turkey Federation will sponsor a BB gun shoot and wild turkey hunting clinic Tuesday, August 1, at campsite #120 at Straits State Park at 720 Church Street in St. Ignace.  A BB gun shooting will be from 4 p.m. More...

‘Sing’ Will Be Outdoor Movie This Week at St. Ignace Park

Movies by the Bay will feature “Sing” Sunday evening, July 30, at dusk at the American Legion Park in downtown St. Ignace. Admission to the outdoor movies is free and audience members can bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. More...

Victory I Cruise Ship Returns to St. Ignace

The Victory Cruise Lines cruise ship Victory I towers above Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry’s Huron during its visit to St. Ignace Monday, July 17. More...

July 29 Is Annual Pickford Hay Days Writing Contest Deadline

The annual Pickford Hay Days Writing Competition is accepting essays from students who will be in grades 3 through 12 in fall 2017. More...

Music in Mackinaw Offers Free Concerts

Music in Mackinaw will host “Dance North” as it presents its 16th annual Dance Revue Friday, July 28, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Roth Performance Shell at Conkling Heritage Park in Mackinaw City. More...

Plans for Bridge Walk Set; Extra Security and Safety Precautions Promised

Several terrorist attacks using vehicles to kill and injure pedestrians have prompted the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) to take the precautionary measure of a complete bridge closure to private vehicle traffic for five and a half hours while pedest More...

Aisle 8, Boogi-2-Shooz To Perform At St. Ignace Marina This Week

Two concerts offered this week at the St. Ignace Marina will be performed by Aisle 8 and Boogie- 2-Shooz. All concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m.  Locals on the Bay will feature Aisle 8 Wednesday, July 26. More...

DeTour Village Players Perform Broadway Revue

The DeTour Village Players will perform in “A Broadway Revue” Thursday, July 27, Friday, July 28, and Saturday, July 29, with all three performances at 7:30 p.m., and also Sunday, July 30, at 2:30 p.m. More...

Les Cheneaux Music and Arts Dockside Offers Locally Crafted Goods, Entertainment

Keira Ward (left) and Gavin Thompson decorate and color masks at the craft tent sponsored by the Les Cheneaux Lions Club. More...

Mackinac Island Native American Cultural History Trail Honored

The new Native American Cultural History Trail erected last year on Lake Shore Boulevard on Mackinac Island received the Alice Smith Prize in Public History at the Midwestern History Association’s annual meeting Wednesday, June 7, at Grand Vall More...

No One Injured in Grondin Road House Fire; Cause Under Investigation

No one was injured Monday afternoon, July 24, when a fire broke out at the residence of Dan Smith and his roommate David LaRocque at 30 Grondin Road at St. Ignace. More...

Rye Honored at Cedarville With Masonic Scholarship

Cedarville high school graduate Evan Rye was presented with a $500 scholarship by Les Cheneaux Masonic Lodge 590 during intermission of the July 21 “Music at the Maritime” performance at the Les Cheneaux Historical Museum.  More...

Retired State Employees To Meet

The Upper Peninsula Chapter 16 of the State Employee Retirees Association will meet Monday, August 7, at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room of the State Office Building at 305 Ludington Street in Escanaba.   More...

Pickford Looks Forward To Hay Days August 1-6

Pickford’s annual Hay Days will be held Tuesday, August 1, through Sunday, August 6. There will be many activities to participate in, including music, parades, food, sports activities, and competitions.  More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of July 17 through July 23, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to six property damage crashes, four involving car and deer. More...

MINIs on the Mack Coming Up August 5 at St. Ignace; Will Parade Over Bridge

A big day is coming up for some MINI cars as St. Ignace will be the center of all the action for the third MINI on Mack crossing of the Mackinac Bridge Saturday, August 5. More...

Antique Appraiser Mark Moran To Be at Cedarville July 28

Appraiser Mark Moran will be at the Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville Friday, July 28, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to offer appraisals of antiques and collectibles. Cost is $10 per item to be appraised. More...

Indigo Moon Will Perform at Bike Night in Downtown St. Ignace

Indigo Moon will perform Friday, July 28, 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...

Mark Clymer Selected as Interim Supervisor by Clark Township Board of Trustees

The Clark Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously Wednesday morning, July 19, to appoint Mark Clymer, one of two candidates, as the township supervisor on an interim basis.  More...

NibbleLungen Opens at Site of Former Hessel Grocery, Offering ‘a Hoard of Nibbles’

The former Hessel Grocery store in downtown Hessel has new owners and a new name, but the same commitment to serve the residents of the Les Cheneaux Islands.  More...

Family-friendly Fun, Local Cuisine Offered at St. Ignace Fish Feast

Erica Laysell of St. Ignace paints a fish at the gyotaku booth at Fish Feast, alongside her sons Gage, 3, and Garrett, 5. Each then pressed their painted fish on a T-shirt to make an imprint. More...

Youth Empowerment Powwow Is This Weekend

The 14th annual Youth Empowerment Powwow will take place in and around Rexton Saturday, July 29. Native American youth will have their own event that celebrates Native American culture and the continuation of traditions.  More...

Museums Introduce Visitors to Area History

The Les Cheaueaux area is full of history and much of it is stored in two museums operated by its Les Cheneaux Historical Association.  Formed in 1967, the association oversees the Les Cheneaux Historical Museum at 105 South Meridian Avenue and More...


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