August 5, 2006 RSS feed / Top News

New Ad Campaign Targets Out-of-State Travel Business

Michigan tourism generates $17.5 billion in revenue, contributes $971 million in state taxes, and employs 193,000 people. More...

News

School Board Ponders Student Health Issues, Seeks A New Social Studies Teacher

The bubble gum machine will be removed from Mackinac Island Public School this fall, and the school board is pondering the merits of a pop machine, the proceeds from which support the sports boosters. More...

Bible Church Gets Youth Involved in Table Sessions

From left, Tim Sell, Joseph Federico, Scott Brandonisio, More...

Jeff Daniels To Perform at Grand Hotel

Actor Jeff Daniels is also a talented singer, and the Michigan native will be performing Thursday, August 10, at Grand Hotel. More...

Letters

French Lane Ordinance Needs Amendment

To the Editor: My name is Phyllis Dunham. I live on a beautiful part of Mackinac Island called French Lane, along with five other houses. We all pay taxes to the city. Due to an ordinance recently enacted, I cannot get any delivery by horses. More...

This Year's Poetry Festival Isn't the First

To the Editor: The Town Crier has published several articles about a "First" poetry festival that took place recently on Mackinac. In the interest of accuracy, the First Poetry Festival on Mackinac occurred July 20 to 26, 1991. More...

Let's Keep Mackinac Costs Reasonable for Everyone

To the Editor: As an annual visitor to the Island, I can't help but notice the continual decline in the number of tourists. Could it be that you have priced yourself out of business? More...

Slower Tourism An Indication of Soft Business for Island

Summer on Mackinac Island, in addition to being a hotbed of tourist activity, is also the primary business season for Island shops, hotels, and ferries. From the beginning of May, when most hotels open, the level of visitors wields a significant More...

Blacksmithing: A Benjamin Family Tradition

Top: Robert H. Benjamin, who came to Mackinac Island in 1884, works More...

Island's Hidden Historical Treasure in Annex

Virginia Handy, co-founder of the Log Cabin Society of Michigan, has pinpointed the location of what she says is the oldest two-story log cabin in the state of Michigan on Mackinac Island. She visited the site June 25, the 20th Annual Log Cabin Day. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Simmering Intra-party Discord Erupts on High Court

What has long been simmering among Republicans on the Michigan Supreme Court is beginning to erupt. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The approach on either side of the walkway leading to the Mackinac Island Yacht Club was lined with white Shasta daisies, complimented with large sprigs of lavender Russian sage. It was so pretty and inviting. More...

HORSE TA ES

How Do You 'Hunter Pace?'

Mackinac's wooded trails are many, winding, rocky, bordered by mosses. Vistas and vantage points of other islands and lake-scapes. At times dark swampy routes give way to wide two-lane roads shaded by birch and beech. I ride with a map in my head. More...

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