Latest Mackinac County, Michigan Stories

2011-06-21 10:30:00

DETROIT, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bayview Yacht Club, one of the of the most storied and historical sailing club's in the world, announced today that the 87th Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race could generate more than 5 million on-line viewers with the race start and GPS tracking, it was announced today. Bell's Brewery - a major beer producer and the largest based in Michigan -- has come aboard as the 2011 title sponsor for the race that starts in Port Huron on Saturday, July 23 and...

2010-10-20 17:27:00


2010-07-31 11:27:00

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mackinac Island has been known as a gathering place for centuries and musicians from across the country will gather August 17-19, 2010 for the Mackinac Island Music Festival.

2010-07-21 12:49:00

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 4.4 million visits were made by people tracking the 2010 Pure Michigan Bayview Mackinac Race sailboats via the worldwide web setting an all-time high for the race, it was announced Wednesday. "We set a record last year with nearly 1 million page views," said George Zimmermann, Vice President of the "Pure Michigan" campaign that is the race's title sponsor.

2009-10-22 09:42:00

ST. IGNACE, Mich., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Mackinac Straits Health System Foundation today announced its sponsorship of the first-ever 'Free Bridge Fare Day' on November 1, in honor of the 52nd anniversary of the first crossing of the Mackinac Bridge.

2009-09-26 16:14:00

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual Destination Dream Wedding Weekend takes place October 9-10, 2009 throughout Mackinac Island, where automobiles were banned in the late 1800s.

2009-07-31 10:08:00

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Mackinac Island has been known as a gathering place for centuries, so it is fitting that classical, jazz, folk, country and rock musicians will gather from Tuesday, August 18 through Thursday, August 20, 2009 for the 5th Annual Mackinac Island Music Festival.

2009-06-19 10:09:21

A majority of state offices in Michigan closed Friday in the first of six unpaid days off for state workers the governor's office said would save $22 million. State parks and prisons remain open for in business, as did the Mackinac Bridge, The Detroit News reported.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.