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Mackinac Update Issue #0002, March 2011

There hasn't been much snow this winter on Mackinac Island, in the Upper Peninsula or near Harbor Springs and Petoskey. But people are still enjoying winter fun on the ski slopes due to Nubs Nob being so on top of making snow. The temperatures have been cold but the Ice Bridge has been closed due to open water showing in areas of the Straits. There has been sadness on the Island due to a local resident being missing for two weeks with the fear being that his snowmobile went through the ice while trying to get back St. Ignace late at night. He and his family are in our prayers.

The last week in February was quite windy...making people wonder if the March winds have arrived.

But for now, people are beginning to think that spring is just around the corner and Saint Patrick's Day is always fun on Mackinac Island.

Keep warm and stay safe,

Marcia & Kathy

#1) Arch Rock Painting Being Restored

If you love hockey then you won’t want to miss this exciting St. Ignace event. The ice on Moran Bay needs to be 1 foot thick where the 24 ice rinks are and around 18 inches where the Registration & LaBatt Beer Refreshment Tents are placed.

Take a folding chair, your camera, sunglasses and wear boots with treads on them. Taking a chair allows you to choose a rink to watch a game rather than wandering around 24 different ones. More Updates about this big event is at U.P. Pond Hockey.

#2) 16th Annual Chili Cookoff & Valentine Weekend Feb. 12, 13 & 14

What a great weekend of good food, fantastic cheer and fun outdoor activities. Plus you will be with your Honey enjoying a romantic Mackinac Island Winter Valentine Vacation. The Chili Cook-off is a memorable fight to the finish with Island chefs and locals fighting it out with hot red peppers!

Come join in the fun and see if your taste buds can take the heat in choosing the winner! More Updates on all these Village Inn events are at Village Inn Chili Cookoff Weekend

#3) Mackinac Winter Vacation - Anytime You Can Schedule It

Ready for a unique and quiet winter vacation? Snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snow shoeing or just enjoying the solitude on Mackinac Island on a winter day...then read more about the fun in choosing a Mackinac Island winter vacation.

#4) Know Someone Needing a Summer Job?

Great work and great memories occur when you find a summer job on Mackinac Island. If you have a daughter, son or yourself that's looking for an incredible summer experience then learn about the different opportunities by reading Mackinac Island Summer Job Opportunities.

#5) MHSP Announces Photo Contest

Here is your chance as an amateur or professional photographer to show your skill and the magical side of Mackinac Island you shot! There are prizes and a possibility of your photo being in the exhibition at the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum from August 1 - October 9, 2011. Read more about this exciting opportunity at Mackinac Island Photo Contest.

We hope you enjoyed our first Mackinac Updates e-zine.

We'll keep looking for Updates to send to everyone in our next Mackinac Update e-zine in March! If have any events or news you would like us to share just Contact Us.

Warm regards,

Marcia & Kathy

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