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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...

2010-10-20 17:27:00

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bayview Yacht Club Board of Governors personally appeared before the Mackinac Island City Council today to voice opposition to plans for consolidated ferry service that could put the club's yacht race to the island in jeopardy. "This is an economic issue that we believe adversely impacts Bayview and tourism in Michigan," said Bayview Commodore Bruce J. Burton. "We are really surprised that this is even under consideration and we have had...

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. Presented by the Grey Goose-the World's Best Tasting Vodka, Classic Rock THE BEAR and Great Turtle Festivals, performances abound around the car-less Island's quaint pubs, historic theatres and includes a tribute to the mega concert Festival Express. Veteran...

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. "This year's level of activity just blows that away, it is truly astounding...

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. The Health System foundation is working in partnership with First National Bank of St. Ignace and Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island to commemorate this historic moment. "At a time when healthcare in this country is likely on the brink of...

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. This is not the average wedding show where brides and grooms are trapped in a convention hall but an event where bridal parties will have the opportunity to visit the sites in person and get up close and personal with wedding vendors that will be a part of their wedding day. Hosted by the...

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. Presented by Great Turtle Festivals and the Mackinac Arts Council, performances abound around the car-less Island's pubs and historic Mission Point Theatre and include the classic...

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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. But those trying to register boats and cars at state offices found the doors locked. This is a real pain in the neck, said Birmingham, Mich., resident Steve Chavez, who was trying to register a new boat. This is the only day of...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'