Member Business Directory
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Mackinac Straits Health SystemMackinac Straits Health System
Mackinac Straits Health System
Our brand new facility is an investment in the health of the Straits Area community.
*Critical Access Hospital
*Long-Term Care Facility
*Tribal Health Clinic
*Physician’s Office and Rural Health Clinic Facility
*Assisted Living Center
*Walk-In Clinic open 7 days a week
*Straits Area Pharmacy
Mackinac Straits Photo GalleryMackinac Straits Photo Gallery
Mackinac Straits Photo Gallery
Local photography by award-winning artist David M. Black. Featuring wildlife, lighthouses, Mackinac Bridge, Mackinac Island vistas and much more. Located in downtown St. Ignace.
Mackinaw Manor — Haunted MansionMackinaw Manor — Haunted Mansion
Haunted House…..Quick, Easy and Very Fun!
Madigan/Pingatore Insurance ServicesMadigan/Pingatore Insurance Services
Madigan/Pingatore Insurance Services
We are a professional, friendly team committed to working with our clients and companies for mutual growth. We design profitable, creative solutions to best protect and secure our clients, community and environment.
Marchetti DistributingMarchetti Distributing
Marchetti Distributing Co., Inc.
Beer & Wine Wholesaler
Mark Elmblad- State Farm InsuranceMark Elmblad- State Farm Insurance Mark Elmblad
Providing Insurance and Financial Services.
Marshall Builders, Inc.Marshall Builders, Inc.
Complete residential and commercial construction. Remodeling, siding, roofing, painting. Licensed and insured.
McDonald’s RestaurantMcDonald’s Restaurant
Open all year. Busses and large groups welcome. Public telephones. Large parking lot for buses and RVs. Mega Playland, breakfast served until 10:30 am.
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
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
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.
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!
National Office ProductsNational Office Products
The area’s leader in business solutions since 1979. Voted best print shop, office supply and computer store in the tri-county area!