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As City Manager, Stelmaszek Would Like To Improve Blight, Planning for Future Needs

City Council, Incoming Manager Share Their Perspectives and Expectations

Michael Stelmaszek has accepted the position of St. More...

Chamber Music Concert Is August 7

The Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis will present a chamber music concert Monday, August 7, at 7 p.m. More...

1700s Cast Brass Crucifix Unearthed From Rubble at Michilimackinac Site

The 2017 field season at the Michilimackinac archaeological excavation has seen several interesting finds. The most recent was a cast brass crucifix, found on July 24. More...

Free Concerts Offered This Week at St. Ignace Marina

Two concerts offered this week at the St. Ignace Marina will be performed by Chris Barker and Danny, Danny, and Jimmy Boynton. All concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m.  Locals on the Bay will feature Chris Barker Wednesday, August 2. More...

Paquin Launches ‘Ron’s Birch Bark Studio’

This summer, Native American artist Ron Paquin has opened Ron’s Birch Bark Studio on West US-2 in Brevort, where he offers handcrafted baskets, canoes, knives, and jewelry. The pieces in his shop are mostly made by Mr. Paquin, a Sault Ste. More...

Movies by the Bay Features ‘The Italian Job’ Sunday

Movies by the Bay will feature “The Italian Job” Sunday evening, August 6, at dusk at the American Legion Park in downtown St. Ignace. More...

DEQ Hears From Public On Anchor Permit Request

During a public hearing in St. More...

Multi-Vehicle Crash On US-2 Results in Two Fatalities

A major crash involving three vehicles near Gould City Monday afternoon, July 31, on US-2 resulted in two deaths. More...

Free Youth Boating Safety Course Offered at Cedarville Aug. 8 and 9

A youth boating safety course sponsored by the Les Cheneaux Islands Association will be offered Tuesday, August 8, and Wednesday, August 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the community room of Cedar Cove Assisted Living in Cedarville. More...

Kwiatkowski To Perform at Cedarville

Gordon Kwiatkowski will perform Thursday, August 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Music on the Porch entertainment series at Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville. The concert is free.  Mr. More...

Turn-of-the-century Life Depicted in Mackinaw City Historical Festival Saturday

A sampling of the past will be coming into the present this weekend in Mackinaw City during the 12th annual Mackinaw Area Historic Festival. More...

Jerilyn Cole Greets Les Cheneaux Visitors

Visitors who stop by the Les Cheneaux Welcome Center at 680 West Highway M-134 will be greeted by Jerilyn Cole, the commerce and tourism coordinator. More...

Antique Sale Is Tuesday in Mackinaw City

The Mackinaw Woman’s Club’s 48th annual Antique Show and Sale will be held in the gymnasium of the Mackinaw City Public Schools on West Central Avenue Tuesday, August 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

15 Vendors Set Up Shop at St. Ignace Bayside Farmers Market on Thursdays

Arts and crafts, fresh produce, homemade goodies, and fresh meat are among the many things one will find at the Bayside Farmers Market, open every Thursday through September 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the St. Ignace Marina. More...

Donald Rice Named Citizen of the Year at Rudyard Summerfest Ceremony

Donald Rice was named Rudyard Citizen of the Year and Warmth 4 Warriors was named Rudyard Business of the Year in July 29 ceremonies during the community’s three-day Summerfest.  Mr. More...

Medicare Seminar Will Be Held August 17 at St. Ignace Library

A free program to help people understand Medicare benefits and options will be offered Thursday, August 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Ignace Public Library at 110 Spruce Street.  More...

Cedarville Harbor Project Receives $10K From Mackinac County

The Mackinac County Board of Commissioners agreed to give $10,000 to the Cedarville Harbor Project instead of the $50,000 the group asked for Thursday, July 27.  More...

Structural Steel Repair Work Underway at Cut River Bridge

Work was scheduled to begin Friday, July 28, for the $1.3 million project to repair the Heath M. Robinson Memorial Cut River Bridge on US-2 near Epoufette in Mackinac County. More...

Cloverland Board of Directors Elects Monroe, Provo, Litzner

The Cloverland Electric Cooperative Board of Directors elected Virgil Monroe of Manistique as chairperson, Ron Provo, also of Manistique, as vice chairperson, and Charles Litzner of Sault Ste. More...

City of St. Ignace Interviews Two for Assistant Clerk Position

The City of St. Ignace interviewed two candidates, local residents Sherry Cece and Stephanie LaTour, for its soon-to-be-open assistant city clerk position Wednesday, July 26. More...

Antoinette V, 2013 Winner, Returns to Hessel Boat Show; Boat Built for Famed Chicago Mayor

The pomp and circumstance regarding Les Cheneaux Islands 2017 Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of the Arts, and the boat show’s 40th anniversary, will see many of the event’s former winners returning to be displayed again. More...

Sunday Set for Second Blessing of the Fleet in St. Ignace

The second annual Blessing of the Fleet, sponsored by the St. Ignace Yacht Club, will take place at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, August 6, weather permitting. More...

Two St. Ignace Churches Offer Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School will be offered Sunday, August 6, through Wednesday, August 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day, at the St. Ignace United Methodist Church at 615 West US-2. More...

Public Responds to State Alternative Analysis Report

Citizens, environmental groups, and Enbridge employees responded to the Alternatives Analysis Report for Line 5 under the Straits of Mackinac Tuesday evening, July 25, at St. Ignace. More...

Business Groups Back Line 5

Representatives from the Michigan oil industry and several business associations spoke in support of the Enbridge Energy Line 5 pipeline at a meeting in Lansing Monday morning, July 24. More...

Ensuring the Future of the Ensign Fleet, Sailing School Draws 36 Youngsters

As with any sport, sailing’s survival depends upon future generations being introduced at a young age, and a good program is key for this to happen. More...

Young Blacksmith, Micah Whitehouse, Is Self-taught in His Craft

Micah Whitehouse, 17, gave a blacksmithing demonstration Saturday, July 29, at Rudyard Summerfest.  More...

Trade Fair, Reenactments Set for This Weekend

Mackinaw City will step back in time, to life as it was in the 18th and 19th centuries at the annual Rendezvous at Mackinaw and 18th Century Trade Fair Thursday, August 3, through Sunday, August 6. More...

Wyers Showcases Mackinac Bridge on Rock

At left: Angie Wyers painted this depiction of the Mackinac Bridge on a large rock in the yard of her father in-law, Pat Wyers, at 291 Bertrand Street in St. Ignace. She is married to Kirk Wyers.   More...

Demolition Derby To Be Saturday in St. Ignace

The fourth-annual “Nite of Destruction” at Kewadin Shoes Casino in St. Ignace will be Saturday, August 5, at 8 p.m. More...

Barker To Perform at Bike Night

Chris Barker will perform Friday, August 4, 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...

Municipal Airport To Close for 12 Days at Sault for Resurfacing

The runway at Sault Ste. Marie’s Municipal Airport, also known as Sanderson Field, will be closed starting Monday, August 7, for up to 12 days.  More...

Sprague To Speak at Rudyard Historical Society on August 10

Elaine Sprague will be the featured speaker at the Rudyard Historical Society meeting Thursday, August 10, at 7 p.m. at the Rudyard Community Center on Mackinac Trail. Mrs. More...

RUDYARD SUMMERFEST CLASSIC ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL RESULTS

The Classic Antique Tractor Pull took place at Rudyard Summerfest Saturday, July 29. Tractors from all manufacturers and years lined up to pull weights ranging from 2,500 to 10,000 pounds. More...

Great Lakes Boat Building School’s Marilyn Jean Sails on Maiden Voyage

Alanson’s Inland Water Route Historical Society picked up a special order from Cedarville’s Great Lakes Boat Building School this month in the form of the 30- foot Marilyn Jean, a fully functioning replica of the vessels that once plied t More...


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