September 21, 2017 RSS feed / News

City’s Bid Policy Addressed Amid Miscommunication for Marina Dock Project

The City of St. Ignace’s bidding policy for city projects was a topic of discussion at the regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council Monday, September 18. More...

Mackinac County To Host Association of Counties on Island

Mackinac County will be the host county for a sold-out threeday annual conference of the Michigan Association of Counties and the Michigan County Medical Care Facilities Council Sunday, September 24, through Tuesday, September 26, at Grand Hotel on M More...

City Receives 21 Applications For Island Police Chief Position

The City of Mackinac Island has received applications from 21 people who are interested in becoming the Island’s next police chief.  More...

‘French Canadian Heritage Days in Michigan’ Dinner Is Saturday

The Michilimackinac Historical Society will celebrate French Canadian Heritage Days in Michigan Saturday, September 23, starting at 4 p.m. at Moose Lodge 999 on Mackinac Trail in St. Ignace with presentations by Jon Tremblay and James LaForest. More...

Curtis To Celebrate Oktoberfest September 30 with Music, Vendors

The 11th Annual Curtis Oktoberfest will be celebrated Saturday, September 30, from noon to 8 p.m. More...

Fall Tourist Season Begins in Eastern U.P. as Colors Change

It’s fall color season in the Eastern Upper Peninsula and the impact on area tourism and businesses is again expected to be positive.  Predicting when the colors will be at their peak depends on the weather and daylight factors and gives N More...

Emergency Crews To Train Near St. Ignace Wednesday

A training exercise will take place in Moran Bay Wednesday, September 20, involving the U.S. Coast Guard, the Mackinac Marine Rescue boat, National Guard, Mackinac Island ferries, and Mackinac County emergency crews, among others. More...

Wayne Foote Receives Award From Lions Club for Humanitarian Services

Long-time St. Ignace Lions Club member Wayne Foote was honored with the Melvin Jones Fellow award on Monday, September 11. More...

St. Ignace Girl Scout Sarah Doran Earns Silver Award for Community Service Project

Sarah Doran has been a Girl Scout for 11 years, beginning in kindergarten, and has earned about every patch in the book. More...

Cultural Exchange Student From Jamaica Gives Donations to Peppler Center

Having worked with homes for children from impoverished families in her homeland of Jamaica, cultural exchange student Janiel Bryan said she feels good about being able to collect items for the St. More...

Essence of Emmet Special Presentation Is Sept. 27

The Essence of Emmet historical collaborative will host a special presentation titled “Foodways at Colonial Michilimackinac: Past and Present” at 6 p.m. More...

Sweeney Family Walks Mackinac Bridge

St. Ignace resident Margaret Sweeney, 90, wife of the late James “Jim” Sweeney, is joined by some of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren for the 60th annual Mackinac Bridge Walk Monday, September 4. More...

Switchback Duo To Perform at Cheboygan Opera House

Switchback, the duo of Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack, will perform at the Cheboygan Opera House Saturday, September 23, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Students Help Build Birch Bark Canoe, Learn Anishinaabemowin

An exciting project is underway in the shop at Mackinac Island Public School: Howard Kimewon of Manitoulin Island, Ontario is teaching students how to finish a birch bark canoe and terms from Anishinaabemowin, the language of the Anishinaabe people a More...

WinSome Women Fall 2017 Retreats Open for Registration

WinSome Women Fall 2017 retreats are open for registration. More...

Mackinac Island Eyes Moving Donated Duplex

Mackinac Island city officials are investigating the possibility of moving a donated house from Market Street to Harrisonville, where it would provide two apartments for city employees and help ease the Island’s housing crunch a bit.  More...

CEF Fundraiser at Dafter Planned for Sept. 25

Child Evangelism Fellowship will host its 36th annual fundraising banquet Monday, September 25, at 6:30 p.m. More...

EUP Residents Lost Telephone Service Friday

A cut cable resulted in Century Link phone system customers losing phone and Internet service for most of the day Friday, September 15.  Cedarville, Hessel, Pickford, and DeTour areas were affected, said Mackinac County Emergency 911 Coordinator More...

Sheriff Presents Lesson on Medical Marijuana Laws

Marijuana dispensaries, permitted under a new state law in communities that decide to allow them, can be like double-edge swords, Mackinac County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Hookana told the Clark Township Board of Trustees at an August 16 meeting.& More...

Great Lakes Island Summit Aims To Provide Help and Resources

Officials from island communities will gather next week for the Great Lakes Islands Summit to examine common issues they face and share working solutions. The summit will be held on Beaver Island Monday, September 25, and Tuesday, September 26.  More...

St. Andrew Arraigned in Circuit Court

Jacobb Floyd St. Andrew of St. Ignace was arraigned in Mackinac County 11th Circuit Court Friday, September 8, on the charge of premeditated first-degree murder in the death of his 66-year-old grandmother, Barbara Trainor-Hoyt, in her St. More...

Rudyard PTO Fall Carnival To Include Cake Walk, Games, Face Painting

The Rudyard Area Schools Parent Teacher Organization will host a Fall Carnival at the high school Saturday, September 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

Freighter Travels Past Drummond Island

The freighter Hon. James L. Oberstar traveling near Drummond Island Thursday, August 24. More...

Retired School Personnel Will Meet September 28 in Sault

The Chippewa-Mackinac Chapter of Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet Thursday, September 28, at 11:45 a.m. for lunch and a business meeting at the Avery Square Center at 524 Ashmun Street in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of September 11 through September 17, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to six traffic crashes, one involving car and deer. More...

Community Foundation Is Accepting Applications

Applications will be accepted for the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation’s fall grant cycle beginning Monday, September 25, and continuing through Friday, October 20, at 4 p.m., which is the deadline for grant requests.  More...

Library Seeks Photographs of Old Ferry Boat Service

The St. More...

Carlos Bermudez Displays Art Work at Gallery

Carlos Bermudez is a self-taught, award-winning artist whose work is on display at the Fort de Buade Museum’s Sweetgrass Gallery. A reception was held for him Friday, August 25.  Mr. More...

Rudyard Resident Delbert Jarvie Decorates Barn To Honor Veterans

Concerned over a report about military veterans committing suicide, Rudyard resident Delbert Jarvie two years ago decorated his barn on Jarvie Road with a pair of American flags flanking a large message reading “God Bless America.”  More...

Mackinaw Library To Host Terrence Shulman Sept. 29

The Mackinaw Area Public Library will host Terrence Shulman, of the Shulman Center for Compulsive Theft, Spending, and Hoarding, for a presentation on identifying and treating hoarding behaviors Friday,   September 29, at 3:30 p.m. More...

Hancock Family Enjoys Reunion

Descendants of Fred and Edith (nee Roberts) Hancock of Pickford gathered for a barbecue at Sherman Park in Sault Ste. Marie Sunday, August 6. The day was spent reminiscing, playing family trivia, and enjoying food and a cupcake family tree cake. Mr. More...

Mackinac Island Horse Show Will Be September 23 and 24

The Mackinac Horsemen’s Association will host the Dr. Edwin and Jean Deer Mackinac Island Invitational Horse Show on Mackinac Island this weekend Saturday, September 23, and Sunday, September 24. More...

Birch Bark Canoe Has Its Beginning in St. Ignace

Visitors stop by the Mulcrone Car Wash to watch and help Native American scholar Howard Kimewon build a birch bark canoe. Pictured are (from left) Charlene Schafer from Mt. Pleasant, Mr. More...

Old Shell Gallery in Les Cheneaux Reports Successful First Year of Business

The Old Shell Gallery, corner of M-134 and M-129 in Cedarville, has had a successful first year, according to Les Cheneaux Area Artisan Cooperative President Katie Eberts.  More...

Vegetable Gardening Conference To Be Oct. 14

A conference for vegetable gardening will be held Saturday, October 14, at Quality Inn Lakefront at 1021 North State Street in St. Ignace. Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The conference starts at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 4 p.m. More...

Pickford Library Offers Computer Workshop

A workshop on the use of Publisher and Photoshop 101 will be offered Thursday, September 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pickford Community Library. More...


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