August 31, 2017 RSS feed / News

Proposal Would Allow Construction of Apartments on Paro Street

The St. Ignace Planning Commission decided Tuesday evening, August 8, to propose a zoning ordinance amendment that would allow for the construction of affordable apartments on a parcel of land along Paro Street on the city’s south side.  More...

Sen. 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...

DNR Sets Forest Planning Meetings in Mackinac, Chippewa Counties

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources currently is making plans for the forests in 2019. More...

Water Bird Count Underway at Mackinaw City; Local Area Has Global Importance for Redhead Ducks

The 2017 Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch fall water bird count began Sunday, August 20, at McGulpin Point and continues through Friday, November 10. More...

Mackinac Economic Alliance Holds Open Houses

The Mackinac Economic Alliance held open houses in Cedarville and St. Ignace to give people the opportunity to meet its new director, Alex Iseri. More...

DiNardi Family Takes Over Wagon Wheel Motel and Cabins at Pointe LaBarbe

New owner Meredith DiNardi has reopened the Wagon Wheel Motel and Cabins at Pointe LaBarbe.  It was formerly known as the Pointe LaBarbe Inn, and she would drive by it for years on her way to Tahquamenon Falls, her family’s favorite place More...

Les Cheneaux Art in the Park Will Be Held on Hodeck Street Saturday

The Les Cheneaux Area Artisan Cooperative’s Art in the Park will be Saturday, September 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the waterfront park on Hodeck Street in Cedarville. There will be arts and crafts, demonstrating artists, and live music. More...

For the Record...

In the August 24 issue of The St. Ignace News, in an article titled “Moran Bay: City Awaits Word on Jurisdiction, Eyes Use of Booms To Aid Ice Formation,” it was said that organizers of the U.P. More...

Pamela Ruegg Named Chair of Animal Science Department at MSU

Pamela Ruegg, a LaSalle alumnus and former St. Ignace resident, has been named to chair the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University. More...

Island Bike Ride Raises $15K; Paquins Receive Award

EUP Area 35 Special Olympics celebrated the 20th year for the Bike Around Mackinac Island fundraiser held Monday, August 14. Athletes, families, and friends received pledges to bike around Mackinac Island. This year $15,000 was raised. More...

February Sky and Rick Kelley Will Perform at St. Ignace Marina

Performances by February Sky and Rick Kelley will conclude the weekly summer concert series at the St. Ignace Marina. The concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m.  Locals on the Bay will feature February Sky Wednesday, August 30. More...

Gwen Baker Takes To Walking the Map To Visit Family, Friends Across the States

Gwen Baker is in the middle of a 385-mile walking trip to former Evangelical Free Church Pastor Tom and Lisa Penner’s home in Valparaiso, Indiana, but all within the comfort of her St. Ignace home.  More...

Text Alerts Available for Walk

People can sign up now for Mackinac Bridge Authority text updates during this year’s Annual Bridge Walk.  More...

Traditional Culture Celebrated at Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow

Above and below: The Grand Entry at the Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow. More...

Team Bikes, Tows Piano to Island for Festival

In an ambitious effort to get a piano to Mackinac Island by human effort to be played there by Mark Braun, also known as “Mr. More...

Stalwart Agricultural Fair Will Begin Sept. 7

The 112th Annual Stalwart Agricultural Fair begins Thursday, September 7, and continues through Saturday, September 9, and will feature many activities.  Thursday is entry day, when people can enter their items from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Bike Night To Feature CC on the Rocks in Downtown St. Ignace

CC on the Rocks will perform Friday, September 1, 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...

State Police Organize ‘Run the Rock’ Race To Encourage Physical Fitness

The rain at Castle Rock held off on a cool, overcast morning August 11 for the first “Run The Rock,” a run-walk up and down Castle Rock together with pushups and crunches, organized by the Michigan State Police to encourage physical fitne More...

American Legion Meeting To Be Held September 5 in St. Ignace

The St. Ignace American Legion Post will meet Tuesday, September 5, at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall in St. Ignace. All members are asked to attend.   More...

Corvette Crossroads Show Cruises Into Mackinaw City; Winners Announced

People’s choice voting was used to decide the winners of all the regular awards at the 2017 Corvette Crossroads Auto Show in Mackinaw City Saturday, August 26. The event’s winners were as follows:  1953-1962  1. More...

Changing of the Guard Approaches for St. Ignace Clerk’s Office

Andrea Insley will be the new city clerk at St. Ignace and Sherry Cece has been hired to replace her as assistant city clerk. Training has begun they will be working with City Clerk Reneé Vonderwerth, who will retire in January 2018.  More...

St. Ignace City Council Members Paid $1,460 for Month of August

St. Ignace City Council members were paid $1,460 for the month of August. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

Les Cheneaux Islands Association Updates Community on Local Programs

A summary of activities and projects was presented to members of the Les Cheneaux Islands Association when they met for their 94th annual meeting at Les Cheneaux Community Schools Thursday afternoon, August 10. More...

Jim Hawley To Perform in Mackinaw City August 26

Music in Mackinaw will host Jim Hawley Saturday, August 26, beginning at 8 p.m. at the Roth Performance Shell at Conkling Heritage Park in Mackinaw City. Admission is free, and seating is on the lawn. Mr. More...

Arts and Crafts Dockside Is This Weekend

The Arts and Crafts Dockside show and sale will take place this weekend at the St. Ignace Marina. The show has now been a Labor Day weekend tradition in the community for 40 years. More...

Curtis To Host Art on the Lake And Music Festival Saturday

The 18th annual Art on the Lake Art and Music Festival will be Saturday, September 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Erickson Center Park in Curtis. More...

Annual Trout Lake Women’s Club Pie Social Will Be Held September 3

The annual Trout Lake Women’s Club pie social will be Sunday, September 3, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Trout Lake Township Hall. More...

Long-buried 18th Century Knife Found in Old Root Cellar at Fort Michilimackinac

Anytime an artifact is recovered, it is an exciting moment, said Alex Conell, excavation field supervisor at Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City. More...

Knights of Columbus Donate $2,100 to Special Olympics

The Knights of Columbus recently presented a check for $2,164.84 to the Eastern Upper Peninsula Special Olympics. More...

Color the Islands Fun Run at Les Cheneaux Planned for September 30

The Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce and Les Cheneaux Running Club will have their second Color the Islands fun run and walk Saturday, September 30. The 3.1-mile course will begin and end at Les Cheneaux Community Schools. More...

Movies by the Bay To Feature ‘Rogue One’

Movies by the Bay will feature “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Sunday evening, September 3, at dusk at the American Legion Park in downtown St. Ignace. More...

St. Ignace Council Hears Zoning Concerns

St. Ignace resident Dean O’Brien will appeal a city ruling that he remove a newly-installed deck, but will have to do so in circuit court, as the city council cannot overrule its zoning board of appeals. More...

After Years in the Making, George Archer Finishes Handmade Sailboat Lynn Ann

It’s been years in the making, and George Archer has now finished his sailboat named the Lynn Ann. It’s named after his girlfriend.  “It’s a great honor to have a ship named after you,” he said.  Mr. More...

Braun, Alexander Will Perform at Grand Labor Day Jazz Weekend

Boogie Woogie pianist Mr. More...

Corvettes Parade Across Mackinac Bridge

The annual Corvette parade across the Mackinac Bridge at the end of Mackinaw City’s Corvette Crossroads Auto Show Saturday, August 26, attracted 191 sports cars. More...

Paddlle Protests on Line 5 To Be Saturday

The third-annual Pipe Out Paddle Protest for kayakers and canoeists and a National Rally and Protest, more peaceful demonstrations in opposition to Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 oil and natural gas pipeline across the Straits of Mackinac, is planned More...

Woodwind Quintet To Perform At Erickson Center September 9

Sault Symphony’s CANUSA Woodwind Quintet will perform at the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis Saturday, September 9, at 7 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. More...

Fire Department Receives Pet Rescue Equipment Donation

The St. Ignace Fire Department received a donation of new equipment for pet rescue operations Tuesday, August 1, from Ken Feldman of Enterprise Vending and Captain’s Quarters Wash & Dry Dock Coin Laundromat.  More...

Red Cross Blood Drive In Rudyard To Be September 15

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in Rudyard Friday, September 15, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at the Rudyard Township Hall Community Center at 18725 South Mackinac Trail.   More...


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