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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...

Alice Bloswick Named Island Lilac Queen 50 Years Ago

A half-century ago, Alice Bunker Bloswick was crowned the eighth Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Queen, and this month she was recognized for her reign over the festival 50 years ago. "I felt pretty special," said Mrs. More...

Lansing Native Nick Minnaar Is Resident Doctor

Dr. Nick Minnaar arrived on Mackinac Island Sunday, June 10, as the most recent member of the Mackinac Island Medical Center's resident physician rotation program. A Lansing native, Dr. More...

Rare Friesian Stallion Visits Island Where 'Horse Is King'

A rare Friesian stallion, one of 20 Dutch-approved breeding horses in the United States and 100 worldwide, spent three days on Mackinac Island in early June to pose for publicity photographs. More...

Pulmonary Services To Be Offered at Mackinac Straits

Two new pulmonary care services are available at Mackinac Straits Hospital, which is partnering with Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey to offer a pulmonary rehabilitation program in June and a pulmonary outreach clinic in July. The St. More...

Lilac Festival's Feast of Epona Raises Funds for Care of Animals

For the third year, the Seabiscuit Café hosted the Lilac Festival's Feast of Epona fundraiser, a two-hour silent auction and wine tasting that benefits the Dr. Rex M. and Elizabeth C. Orr Fund for the Care of Animals. More...

Libby Benjamin Graduated Top in Class From Leelanau School

Libby Benjamin, daughter of Tom and Mary Benjamin of Farmington Hills and granddaughter of Bob and Bev Benjamin of Mackinac Island, recently was graduated from The Leelanau School in Glen Arbor as Valedictorian. More...

Max Clifton Boasts 70 Years of Visiting Mackinac Island

Sixteen-year-old Max Clifton made his first trip to Mackinac Island to spend the tourist season working at Grand Hotel in 1937. Since then, he has returned almost every summer. "I think I missed one year," said Mr. Clifton. 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Iroquois Bike Rentals has been replaced by Mackinac Island Bike Shop, which will continue to offer rentals and repairs.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...

County Democrats Elect Officers

JoAnn Ford of Moran Township was elected chairperson, replacing Joe Durm of St. Ignace, and Don Howe of St. Ignace was elected co-chairperson, when the Mackinac County Democratic Party elected new officers Thursday, May 24. Alice Howe of St. More...

Free Tours of Governor's Summer Residence Draw Lines of Visitors

If someone walked up Fort Hill to the Governor's Summer Residence anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. More...

Refusing To Sit Idle: Scout Duty Helps Heal Marine's Wound

Twenty-year-old Nick Henry was shot in the arm by a sniper in Iraq earlier this year. But if you suggested he stay home, relax, and enjoy the summer watching television, he would shake his head. More...

For the Record

In the article "Island Mission Trip Gives Hondurans Helping Hand," on page 12 in the May 12 issue, it was incorrectly stated that Tim Leeper was the owner of The Big Store. It is Richard Trayser who is the owner of the store. Mr. More...

Mission Point Hosts First Dinner and Movie of Summer

When the idea to host a "Dinner and a Movie Night" at Mission Point Resort was first introduced at the hotel's opening party May 1, guests and staff thought the event would flourish throughout the summer season. More...

Ste. Anne's Holds Pancake Breakfast

Ste. Anne's Church will hold monthly pancake breakfasts to raise money for maintenance projects. The congregation is asking a donation for the meal, which is being prepared by volunteers. More...

Daisy Days Will Be June 22, 23

The annual fundraiser Daisy Day will take place Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, at Community Hall on Market Street. Candi Smith and Barb Fisher put this event together to raise funds for the Stella King Scholarship Fund with a raffle. More...

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