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Moran Bay: City Awaits Word on Jurisdiction, Eyes Use of Booms To Aid Ice Formation

The city has delayed action on closing Moran Bay to boat traffic for the pond hockey games this winter while it awaits a jurisdictional determination from the Coast Guard. More...

Wayne Schmidt To Hold Office Hours in Mackinaw City August 31

State Senator Wayne Schmidt will be available to meet with people during office hours Thursday, August 31, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Audie’s Restaurant in Mackinaw City. No appointment is needed to meet with Mr. Schmidt. More...

The V8s are Coming to Mackinaw City: Corvette Crossroads Auto Show Is This Weekend

The Chevrolet Corvette sports car will get its day in the sun Saturday, August 26, as Mackinaw City hosts its 28th annual Corvette Crossroads Auto Show. More...

Shepler’s To Expand St. Ignace Parking Lot

Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry is planning a new paving project to expand the parking lot at its St. Ignace dock on North State Street. More...

Sunday’s Movie Is ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Movies by the Bay will feature “Beauty and the Beast” Sunday evening, August 27, at dusk at the American Legion Park in downtown St. Ignace. More...

Streetlight Comparison Now Underway

A sample streetlight has been installed in front of the main branch of First National Bank in downtown St. Ignace. More...

August 30 Project Backpack Event Needs Volunteers

Project Backpack helps students from preschool to high school start the new school year with a new backpack and school supplies. It helps to boost the self-esteem of students as well as gives financial relief for families. More...

Graymont Still Moving Forward To Open Quarry

There has been some more activity regarding Graymont and their quest to open a new limestone quarry in the area around Rexton. Part of the Rexton Project involves expanding the docking facilities at Sand Products in Epoufette. More...

Mackinac Bridge Authority Reports July Traffic Up 1.0%

July traffic on the Mackinac Bridge was up 1.0% this year, compared to the same month last year. The Mackinac Bridge Authority reports that 609,916 vehicles crossed in July, compared to 604,165 in 2016. More...

CCC Program To Be Presented at St. Ignace Public Library Thursday

Upper Peninsula-based author, filmmaker, and songwriter Bill Jamerson will present a program about the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s at the St. Ignace Public Library Thursday, August 24, at 7 p.m. More...

Emily Springsteen To Perform at Bike Night Friday

Emily Springsteen will perform Friday, August 25, 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...

Mackinaw City Premier Arts and Craft Show Is This Weekend

The Mackinaw City Premier Arts and Crafts Show will take place in Conkling Heritage Park on South Huron Avenue in Mackinaw City this weekend. The event will take place Saturday, August 26, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, August 27, from 10 a.m. More...

Engadine Library Hosts Workshop

An adult coloring workshop will be offered at the Engadine Library Monday, August 28, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will have the option of either bringing their own supplies, or paying $3, which covers the cost of supplies provided.   More...

Conventions Keep Mackinac Island Open Longer, Helping Stabilize Economy

When the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians held its annual medical conference and expo at Grand Hotel this summer, the combined allure of the impressive hotel and Mackinac Island made it the largest event ever held by the medical organization.&nb More...

St. Ignace Offers Two Concerts at Marina This Week

Two concerts offered this week at the St. Ignace Marina will be performed by CC on the Rocks and Gemini. All concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m.  Locals on the Bay will feature CC on the Rocks Wednesday, August 23. More...

Clark Township Prevails in Lawsuit About Vacation Rentals; Hears Update on Project

A lawsuit about vacation rentals by property owners in Clark Township has seen the township prevail in its regulation of the rentals. The lawsuit involved Cedarville residents Bob and Beth Christians. More...

Hudson Township Gives Plaques to Sault Tribe

Hudson Township Supervisor Al Garavaglia, Sault Tribe member Kylee Gouza, and former Hudson Township Supervisor Terry Gouza presented Catherine Hollowell and Lana Causley, representatives with the Sault Ste. More...

Upper Peninsula State Employee Retirees Will Meet on September 11

The Upper Peninsula Chapter 16 of the State Employee Retirees Association will have its fall luncheon Monday, September 11, at noon at the Highland Golf Club seven miles west of Escanaba. All members and guests may attend. More...

Anderson Donates Historic St. Ignace Typewriter to Fort de Buade Museum

John Anderson remembers typing on an old typewriter in his younger days at the office of the St. Ignace newspaper, once owned by his family for 62 years.  More...

Police Watching for Distracted Driving on Mackinac Bridge

Troopers from the St. Ignace State Police Post have recently increased specific patrols of the Mackinac Bridge, targeting distracted and careless drivers. More...

Gathering of the Eagles Powwow in Hessel Celebrates Native Culture

John Hutchinson, Jr. from Bay Mills dances during the Hessel powwow Saturday, August 19, while a cape dancer looks on. The 14-year-old dances in grass dance regalia. More...

Les Cheneaux Resident Seeks To Restore Historic ‘Pollard Creek’ Name to Flowers Creek

At an August 16 Clark Township Board of Trustees meeting, local resident Roger Pollard described his efforts to change the name of Flowers Creek back to Pollard Creek, the historical name it was given in honor of his great-grandfather who was one of More...

Two Injured in M-28 Crash at Seney

A Grand Haven husband and wife riding together on a motorcycle were injured Sunday afternoon, August 20, when they crashed in Seney. The accident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of August 14 through August 20, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to six property damage crashes, two involving car and deer. More...

Ice Arena To Install LED Lighting; Allow Tribal Members To Use Fitness Center

Little Bear East Arena will install energy reducing LED lights in the ice arena before ice is made this fall. St. More...

‘An Evening of Piano’ Concert At Curtis Is Set for August 30

The Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis will present a concert, “An Evening of Piano,” Wednesday, August 30, at 7 p.m. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Getting New Vehicles

The Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office is getting a new fleet of vehicles, all with the the same markings so they will look like “we all belong on the same team,” said Sheriff Scott Strait at the Thursday, July 27, Mackinac County Boa More...

Jamiesons Build Veterans and Military Garden To Honor Those Who Serve

Service and sacrifice are personal and important to St. Ignace resident Jack Jamieson, a U.S. Navy veteran who served many years as special deputy canine handler for the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department before retiring 29 years ago.  More...

Non-native Phragmites To Be Treated With Herbicides Along Shorelines in the EUP

In the coming weeks, non-native phragmites will be treated with herbicides along shorelines in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Areas will be treated in Clark, Marquette, St. Ignace, Brevort, Moran, Hendricks, Hudson, Garfield, and Newton townships. More...

Enbridge Begins Underwater Inspections on Line 5; Tests Leak Detection Equipment

Enbridge Energy began an underwater inspection of its Line 5 oil and natural gas pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac last week. Divers will inspect the outer coating and test anchor strike-focused leak detection equipment. More...

No Injuries Reported in St. Ignace Motorcycle Crash on August 19

No one was injured in St. Ignace Saturday, August 19, when a motorcycle and a truck collided at the intersection of US-2 and Ferry Lane at about 12:23 p.m. More...

New St. Ignace Coffeehouse Celebrates Grand Opening

Members of the community came out to show their support at the grand opening of Harbor Hope Coffee, a ministry of Hope Lutheran Church, Wednesday, August 16. More...

Paving Work Scheduled To Begin This Week on Business Loop in Evergreen Shores

At left: Team Elmer’s Randy Schultz uses a tracked Caterpillar skid-steer loader to smooth off some dirt piles at the corner of the I-75 Business Loop and Young Street in Evergreen Shores Monda More...

Clyde Hart Relies on ‘Liquidity of the Paint’ for Artistic Results

An art reception was held for Clyde Hart of St. Ignace at Fort de Buade Museum in St. Ignace Friday, August 11. Mr. More...

Spectators Enjoy Clear Weather as They Gather To View Solar Eclipse

Staff at Teysen’s Gift Shop in Mackinaw City took a break to watch the solar eclipse Monday, August 21 (from left) Amy Kreft, Georgia Prillwitz, Sherry Paquet, Vicki Teysen, and Barb Kitchen. More...

Red Cross Blood Drive Will Be In Mackinaw City August 30

The Mackinaw Woman’s Club will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive Wednesday, August 30, from noon to 4:45 p.m. at the St. Anthony Parish Life Center at 600 West Central Avenue in Mackinaw City, across from the high school.   More...

Blood Drive on Drummond Island Is Aug. 29

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive on Drummond Island Tuesday, August 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Township Hall at 29935 East Pine Street.   More...


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