August 27, 2005 RSS feed / Top News

Residents To Voice Opinions on Island’s Future Planning

Residents will be given an opportunity to take the microphone and voice their opinion Monday, August 29, on what they would like Mackinac to be like in the future. The public session begins at 6 p.m. at Community Hall. More...

News

Students Begin New School Year with Picnic, Motivational Speaker

Music, Activities Highlight Island School Opening Celebration September 6

For Mackinac Island Public School students, the first day of school Tuesday, September 6, will include a community picnic, the vocal talents of Mary McGuire Slevin, fun activities provided by Great Turtle Toys, and a motivational speech by Brett East More...

Mackinac Island Public School Events for September 2005

Tuesday, September 6First Day of School Community Picnic More...

Island Tunes Up For Jazz Festival at Grand Hotel

In 1887, Grand Hotel was opening its doors to guests and New Orleans was giving birth to a new music style called jazz. Both in the same country, yet miles apart. More...

Columnists

Mackinac, Playing Cards, and a Lake Michigan Ghost Story

A Look at History Ghost Story

One of the favorite leisure-time activities of Mackinac Islanders during the fur-trading era was playing cards. More...

Stomach Acid Reflux Disease — a Common Malady

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Medically termed Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), recurring reflux of acid up from the stomach into the esophagus can result in potentially serious complications. More...

News About People On Mackinac Island

By Jeannette Doud

Three days last week were the worst of the summer season, bringing torrential rain and wind. Sunday morning, August 21, when the brilliant sunshine appeared, the Island took on the cleanest look of the summer. More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: My family and I have visited the Island for over 20 years. We stay at least three times each year. Our family has been growing to include six grandchildren. More...

MDOT Director Challenges Mackinac Bridge Authority

The long-standing responsibilities of the Mackinac Bridge Authority are being challenged by Gloria Jeff, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation, who is basing her reasoning on an Attorney General More...

48th Annual Bridge Walk To Highlight Labor Day

The 48th annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk Monday, September 5, will commemorate the Michigan Department of Transportation More...

People

Reverend Carroll Brings Bible Stories to Life With New Youth Book

Living in a More...

Portage Visitor Enjoys Island

Town Crier office Wednesday, August 23. Ms. Walters is a subscriber to the paper and enjoys coming to Mackinac Island two or three times every summer, normally staying in Mackinaw City and coming across to the Island for day trips. More...

Wedding Julie Barch, James Fisher

Julie Kristin Barch of Mackinac Island and East Lansing and James Michael Fisher of Mackinac Island were married Saturday, August 6, 2005, at Ste. Anne More...

Obituaries

Mary ‘Sally’ Edward

Mary V. More...

Mary Andress

Mary Andress, 72, of St. Ignace, died early Monday morning, August 22, 2005 at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Editorials

Michigan Politics By

Governor Granholm

Governor Jennifer Granholm may want to reconsider her re-election strategy of attacking Republican businessman Dick DeVos on the Asian front. A Red Herring on Red China? More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

115 Years Ago Saturday, August 16, 1890 The capacity of the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island is to be doubled. Work will commence as soon as the season is over, and the new addition will be ready for the reception of guests in 1891. More...

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