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MCG Web Development Inc.MCG Web Development Inc.
MCG Web Development
Affordable Website Design & Web Hosting
Get the unique small business or non-profit organization website exactly the way you want it. A fast loading professional website that drives customers to your door. All without having to do it yourself, or a large investment.
McLaren Northern MichiganMcLaren Northern Michigan
McLaren Northern Michigan
McLaren Northern Michigan is a regional referral center located in Petoskey, serving residents in 22 counties across northern lower Michigan and the eastern part of the Upper Peninsula. Over 230 physicians represent nearly all medical and surgical specialties, enabling full-service care with an emphasis on heart, cancer, orthopedics, and neuroscience services. In St. Ignace, the medical staff of McLaren Northern Michigan sees patients for: Cardiology, Dermatology, Orthopedics, Podiatry, and Urology. Find out more at mclaren.org/northern
MI Patio Bar & GrillMI Patio Bar & Grill
MI Patio Bar & Grill
Summer hours: 11:00am to Midnight, Monday through Saturday
4:00pm to Midnight, Sunday
We offer great venison burgers, appetizers, nothing is frozen..we prepare all the food fresh in the morning! Can accommodate all dietary restrictions. Come and sit on our patio for a great view!
MLP EnterprisesMLP Enterprises
This new property management team will provide commercial or residential cleaning, trash removal, and lawn maintenance. New in 2017–snow removal.
Molly Moo’s Ice CreamMolly Moo’s Ice Cream
Molly Moo’s Ice Cream
Open mid-June through September. Located next to the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce and across from Star Line. 21 flavors of ice cream, shakes, malts, sundaes. Outdoor patio seating.
Moran Bay MotelMoran Bay Motel
Scenic View of Lake Huron and Mackinac Island. Clean rooms conveniently located near Mackinac Bridge. Ferries, golf course, restaurants, and shopping nearby. HBO, A/C, Reasonable rates.
Moran Township SchoolsMoran Township Schools
Moran Township School
Welcome to Moran Township School! Our goal with this website is to provide an outstanding communications tool for parents, students, and teachers. You will find useful information available throughout this website, including our school address and phone number, teacher contact information, activities planned, and many other items of interest. Moran Township School W1828 Gros Cap Road St. Ignace, MI 49781 Phone: 906-643-7970 Fax: 906-643-7240
MSU Extension OfficeMSU Extension Office
Michigan State University (MSU) Extension helps people improve their lives by bringing the vast knowledge resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities and businesses. For more than 100 years, MSU Extension has helped grow Michigan’s economy by equipping Michigan residents with the information that they need to do their jobs better, raise healthy and safe families, build their communities and empower our children to dream of a successful future.
Murdick’s FudgeMurdick’s Fudge
1880s – 1910s
In 1887, father-and-son sail makers, Henry and Jerome “Rome” Murdick, were commissioned to create canvas awnings for the new Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
“The Grand” would eventually contribute in a huge way to making the Mackinac region a center of booming tourism.
With the Murdicks’ arrival to the island came Mrs. Henry Murdick (Sara) and her exquisite confectionery skills and recipes
In 1887, Mackinac Island’s first candy shop opened as Murdick’s Candy Kitchen. Henry Murdick continued to make sails in the back of the building, while up front, Rome crafted fudge using his mother’s recipe. The renowned marble table gave the fudge a unique texture and also provided a veritable “stage” on which to show visitors how fudge is made.
Rome’s oldest son, Gould, soon mastered the skills of fudge making. However, World War I impacted sugar rationing, bringing many fudge businesses to a halt on Mackinac Island.
1920s – 1940s
In 1920, Rome and Gould revitalized fudge making and their “show.” They added music and large ceiling fans so the sweet aroma of fudge would waft into the street. Other families opened fudge shops as well during this time, as the temperate climate conditions on the island are conducive to fudge making. But with the Great Depression in 1929, all closed, except Murdick’s Candy Kitchen.
Post-Depression business became even more challenging (on some days, Gould sold only one pound of fudge!). Gould sold the business to Harold May in 1940 (Gould agreed that the Murdick family would not compete in the candy business on Mackinac Island for ten years.)
1950s – 1960s
Jerome Murdick, Gould’s half-brother, opened Murdick’s Luncheonette on the island in 1957. When the non-compete clause expired, Jerome began to sell fudge at the luncheonette and eventually converted his business into Murdick’s Candy Kitchen, using the name of his great grandfather’s (Henry Murdick) original shop. Jerome continued the family fudge-making tradition using the original recipe. Each summer, Jerome and his wife, Grace, ran the Main Street business (the couple lived in the back of their shop).
Meanwhile, young entrepreneur Bob Benser, Sr. arrived to the island in 1955. Bob built and ran a Tastee Freeze ice cream shop next to Murdick’s Candy Kitchen. Jerome and Grace treated Bob like the son they never had. When Jerome became ill, Bob stepped in to help Grace keep the business open. He learned about how to make fudge, exact cooking and shaping temperatures and the all-important fudge-paddle movements. After leasing and operating the business, Bob Benser, Sr. bought the Murdicks’ business in 1969.
Today,the company still follows Sara Murdick’s recipe and the old-fashioned fudge-making techniques that have been passed down through the generations. Original Murdick’s Fudge has expanded to other locations on Mackinac Island as well as in Mackinaw City and St. Ignace, Michigan, in addition to three stores and a bakery in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Bob Benser, Sr. and Bob Benser, Jr. continue that tradition today along with the entire Benser family.
MAKE IT MOUTHWATERING: We handcraft 18 flavors of our fresh Mackinac Island fudge, brittle and toffee treats daily for our three Sweet Summer gift boxes.
MAKE IT CUSTOMIZED: Create your summer gift selections — big or small — to include any combo of Mackinac Island fudge, caramel corn, toffees and brittles.
MAKE IT MACKINAC: To celebrate “National Fudge Day,” we unveiled our wonderful new flavor – Salted Toasted Coconut Double Chocolate.
MAKE IT MEMORABLE: Sweeten your wedding with Original Murdick’s Fudge, brittle or toffee in 3×3-inch favor boxes.
Museum of Ojibwa Culture & Gift ShopMuseum of Ojibwa Culture & Gift Shop
The city-operated museum and park portray a vivid picture of life in the Straits of Mackinac over 300 years ago when Ojibwa, Huron, Odawa and French lifestyles met at this protected bay. Museum exhibits show Ojibwa Indian culture and traditions, the French contact period, and the site’s rich archaeology. Outdoor exhibits and a long house explain Huron life here. Woodland Indian Culture French Jesuit Mission Significant Archaeological Site National Historic Landmark Michigan Registered Historic Site Ongoing video presentation Museum store features area’s largest selection of Native American books, music and locally-made certified Native American art and craft.
Museum Ship Valley Camp & Tower of HistoryMuseum Ship Valley Camp & Tower of History
The 1917 Museum Ship VALLEY CAMP features fascinating maritime exhibits throughout its entire 550 feet. The 210′ Tower of History offers a 20 mile panoramic view.
My Log CabinMy Log Cabin
My Log Cabin
Come relax at My Log Cabin…………….
Upper Peninsula prime location just minutes from the Mackinac Bridge. Spectacular views of Lake Michigan, Great Lakes Shipping and St.Helena Island.
Sleeps 6, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, full kitchen, no pets, no smoking.
Swimming, kayaking, fishing… all on the waters of Lake Michigan. Close to many tourist attractions.
Mystery SpotMystery Spot
Voted Michigan’s #1 unusual attraction. Enjoy guided tours through an area where gravity seems to have gone haywire! Also mini-golf and maze in the woods. 5 miles west on US-2.
Visitors to the Mystery Spot will now have to opportunity to ride a new ZIP LINE offering views of the Mackinac Bridge. Zip Lines are now open!
Mystery Town U.S.A.Mystery Town U.S.A.
Mystery Town USA
Unlock an adventure to another dimension where mysterious worlds are explored and fun becomes reality.
Rotating realms and underwater passages lead you to the beyond where space and time are not what they seem.
Discover together, Open your Mind, Believe the Fun!