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Somewhere In Time filming locations

Posted by Mike Forrester on January 4, 2015 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

A fan of 'Somewhere In Time' put together this short video with still images from the movie (shot in 1979) with photos taken last year (2014). It's short and a fun watch, especially considering how many of the locations still exist much like they did 35 years ago!

While not every location in the movie was included, most important locations have been captured. Enjoy!

While on the subject of 'Somewhere In Time', here's a 14-minute retrospective/review of the movie. If you've never seen the movie, this synopsis is worth watching.

"Somewhere In Time" is available for streaming on Amazon, but not on Netflix at the moment. It is available on DVD at Netflix and for purchase on Amazon here.

Here are the links to the videos for RSS feed readers:

Somewhere In Time Filming Locations:
Retrospective/Review of the movie:

Happy watching!

Happy New Year!

Posted by Mike Forrester on January 3, 2015 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

2015 was greeted on Mackinac Island with the help of the Mackinac Island Fire Department lowering a large, fiberglass turtle. 'The Turtle Drop' as it's known, was started by Rich Lind several years ago and has become a New Year's tradition. This year, several hundred people came downtown to witness the drop, many staying at the Lilac Tree Suites and Spa, Cottage Inn, Mission Point Resort and the Pontiac Lodge, all of which were open for the celebration.

Photo courtesy of the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau.

Holiday Gift Ideas

Posted by Mike Forrester on December 17, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Wanting something Mackinac Island-related for Christmas this year? I've assembled a variety of gift ideas in our Amazon affiliate store, which you can visit here:

If you're looking for gift certificates, most of the hotels, inns and B&B's are offering them. Some are offering a 'bonus' value or discount when purchased, so check with the property directly for their specials.

Original Murdick's Fudge and Joann's Fudge are both open and shipping fresh fudge, but Thursday, December 18th is the last day they are taking orders, so don't delay!

Original Murdick's Fudge website

Joann's Fudge website

Happy shopping and Happy Holidays from Mackinac Island Blog!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Posted by Mike Forrester on December 5, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Each year we include a Mackinac Island ornament on our Christmas Tree. One of my favorites is a hand-painted ornament by island resident Trish Martin.

If you've never visited during the winter months, you should consider it. This weekend (Dec. 5-7) is the Annual Christmas Bazaar. After Christmas, the Lilac Tree Suites and Spa will open, along with the Cottage Inn for New Year's Eve celebrations including the Turtle Drop at Midnight (it's a fiberglass turtle, so don't worry).

In February, the Winter Festival includes two days of activities, including the opportunity to judge photos for the annual Seasons of Mackinac calendar.

Do you have a favorite Mackinac Island ornament on your tree this year? Please feel free to share it!

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Coast Guard on Mackinac Island

Started by Robert Posar. Last reply by Robert Posar Oct 10, 2014. 7 Replies

I was a Coast Guardsman assigned to the Mackinac Island Life Boat Station 1958-1960. The Station is now the Visitors Center. While living on the island for near 2 years, I met many wonderful Islanders, worked for the City, and rode saddle horses for…Continue

Arnold Ferry

Started by Tina Fragale. Last reply by Mike Forrester May 15, 2014. 2 Replies

I understand Arnold Ferry may not longer be running. It is our tradition to get to and from the island on Arnold!! Anyone have any info? BRING BACK ARNOLD!!

A view of the bridge

Started by Robert Keck May 4, 2014. 0 Replies

This is a webcam that went on line last fall, okay to add?

Grand Hotel entrance fee

Started by Tina Fragale. Last reply by maxine teachout Apr 6, 2014. 2 Replies

I have read in one place only, that if you enter the hotel grounds from West Bluff or by a horse drawn carriage, there is no entrance fee. Can anyone confirm this?Thanks! TinaContinue

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