June 16, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Interpreters Tell Story of Island's History, Culture

Frost, Spranger Appointed Lead Interpreters

Joe Frost, 24, and Maria Spranger, 20, have been interpreters at Mackinac State Historic Parks for a combined 10 years, but they are considered rookies because they have been promoted to "lead interpreters." As general interpreters, the two gaine More...

News

Tree Hits 100-year-old Island Building During Thunderstorm

"Just a big shudder," was the only indication Michelle Dean had when a thunderstorm toppled a large Norway maple onto La Chance Cottage on Mackinac Island Friday, June 8, breaking windows, porches, and the roof of the century-old structure. More...

New Owner Renovates Iroquois Bike Rental Shop

Iroquois Bike Rentals has been replaced by Mackinac Island Bike Shop, which will continue to offer rentals and repairs. More...

Sean Ely, Eric Fish Make Up Town Crier's 2007 Internship Team

The love of sports isn't the only thing Mackinac Island Town Crier's two summer interns have in common. Sean Ely and Eric Fish both hail from suburbs of Detroit, Mr. Fish from Macomb and Mr. Ely from Redford. More...

Editorials

Preserving the Cultural Landscape

To the Editor: Here on Mackinac Island, we're learning this summer about how special places can get endangered. This is not, however, a process that is unique to Mackinac. More...

Let's Not Lose Focus of What Appeals to Visitors

To the Editor: I am writing this letter to express my enthusiasm for an event that, at first glance, may seem ordinary or trifle. However, I, as a native-born Mackinac Island resident, do not view it as such. More...

Descendants of Chief Mackinac To Lead Grand Parade

Event To Be Festival's Crowning Touch Sunday

Just as the ceremonial queen's coronation marks the beginning of the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival, the traditional Grand Parade on Father's Day afternoon, Sunday, June 17, closes it. More...

City Will Tighten Sign Ordinance

Businesses filling their windows with merchandise, promoting services on awnings, using oversized price tags and sandwich boards, and piping music onto downtown streets could be found in violation of proposed changes to city ordinances. More...

Sports

Dave McNair Celebrates 600th Course Played at Wawashkamo

In old-fashioned knickers attire, Dave McNair emptied a bag of golf balls onto the practice putting green at Wawashkamo Golf Club Sunday morning, June 10, and carefully positioned the balls into the number 600. More...

Lilac Festival 10k Course Takes 550 Runners Through Island

Runners and walkers of all ages gathered at Windermere Point on the sunny morning of Saturday, June 9, for the annual Lilac Festival 10k, while their friends and families gathered at the starting and finish lines in moral support. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

It's 'Bash Bart' Time in Lansing and D.C.

Four Michigan Democrats have high profile roles in Capitol Hill's oversight of the beleaguered Bush Administration. Republicans on two fronts last week attacked the most junior of them, Representative Bart Stupak of Menominee. More...

Nature Notes

Could Popular Legend of 300-Year-Old Lilacs on Mackinac Be True?

This past week has been the annual "Lilac Festival" here on Mackinac. The festival has been going on since 1949, and was established to encourage people to come and enjoy our beautiful lilacs. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Under brilliant blue skies and warm temperatures, crowds of visitors came to our beautiful Island this past week to view the magnificent lilac trees, many of which were brought over by the early missionary fathers. More...

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