August 13, 2005 RSS feed / Top News

News

Power Outage Reported Sun.

Electric power went out at approximately 7 p.m. Sunday, August 7, and was restored at 8 p.m. More...

MHA Sales Raise $4,000+

Between the Tack Sale, Saturday, July 23, and the Yard Sale, Saturday, July 30, $4,872 was raised for the Mackinac Horsemen More...

Mackinac 7 To Host Reception

A group of local artists, the Mackinac 7, will be holding a reception for their annual summer art show at the Mackinac Island Public Library Saturday, August 13, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Vernon Eriksson Memorial

The family of Vernon Eriksson will hold a memorial service for him Wednesday, August 17, at 11 a.m. at Little Stone Church on Mackinac Island, with burial to follow at the Mackinac Island Cemetery. Mr. Eriksson More...

Columnists

Jamaicans Celebrate Independence Weekend With Reggae, Calypso

Island to Island

Summer Heat I More...

Golden Eagle Sighted on Mackinac Island Bluff

Nature Notes By

A few mornings ago I received a phone call from a very excited friend. He said that he was making coffee in his cottage when he heard a racket outside. Both the gulls and the crows were shrieking and cawing. More...

Percheron Horses Pull Grand Hotel’s Omnibus

One of the sights a person sees seven days a week on Mackinac Island is the big maroon omnibus stenciled with two words: "Grand Hotel." The bus is managed by a male or female driver complete with top hat. More...

Citizens Direct Mackinac’s Future at Master Plan Hearing

More than 50 Mackinac Island citizens took advantage of an opportunity to help steer the future direction of Mackinac Island during a public hearing Thursday, August 4, as city planners review and revise the city More...

Blacksmiths Share Their World of Work

Convention Showcases Historical Art, Science of Iron Craft

Movies depict blacksmiths in heavy leather clothing, slaving amidst flying sparks over a hot forge, but according to the two dozen blacksmiths assembled at the Benjamin Blacksmith Shop last weekend, that More...

People

Becky Warp Weds Jan van der Woered XIV

Becky Ann Warp and Jan van der Woerd XIV of Chicago, Illinois, were married Saturday, July 16, at the Lakeside Lawn at the Lodge in Oak Brook, Illinois, with Pastor Bert Dejong of Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church officiating. More...

Ottos Enjoy Island Return

North Carolina Couple:

Town Crier office to renew their subscription. The paper keeps them in touch with Island life, said Mrs. Otto, since the former Michigan couple now live in Matthews, North Carolina. More...

Ypsilanti Grads Plan Island Reunion

The 1959 graduating class of Ypsilanti Roosevelt High School is holding its reunion at The Island House on Mackinac Island August 29 to 31. More...

Sports

Guns and Hoses: Firemen Stay One Step Ahead in Softball Game

The general rule of baseball is to More...

Young Gymnasts Show Off Skills

After eight weeks of practice, girls age five to 12 who took gymnastics classes with Darlene Olson were ready to show off all that they had learned Tuesday, August 2, at Mackinac Island Public School. More...

Editorials

Republicans Begin To Ratchet Up Campaigns for Primary, A Year Away Michigan Politics By

George Weeks The Republican primary is a year away, but party Pooh Bahs in Lansing and Washington already are treating gubernatorial contender Dick DeVos and Senate hopeful Keith Butler as presumptive nominees. More...

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Main Street Needs To Improve Clutter

To the Editor: Congestion on Huron Street is getting to be a major problem. On my recent trip to downtown Mackinac, I noticed that street traffic was blocked by the many horse-drawn wagons and carriages. More...

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