December 8, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

News

For the Record...

In the October 6 issue of the Town Crier, a page 16 story about the City Council meeting incorrectly reported that Allied EMS Systems of Petoskey was charging for patient transfers in the city's police vehicle. More...

Meet Mackinac Island's Preschool Students, 2007-08 School Year

Preschool (Class of 2021): (front row, from left) Clara Chambers, John Andress, Mabel Styburski; (middle) Harrison Myers, Bethany Brown, Brooke Dziabak, Tristan Greenlee, Leon Sehoyan, Dominic Morse, Dylan Szabo; (back) teacher Debra Styburski, Alber More...

Movie Filmed on Island Offers Preview in Traverse City

A sneak preview of the movie, "Mr. Art Critic," filmed on Mackinac Island in September, will be shown in Traverse City Thursday, December 27, at the recently restored 91- year-old State Theatre. More...

Sports

Basketball Teams Ready To Play; Girls Return for First Season Since 1990

Mary Patay To Coach Lakers in First Year on Hardwood Since 1990 The Mackinac Island school has reinstated girls basketball into the athletic program after the Michigan High School Athletic Association moved volleyball play to the fall, leavin More...

Letters

EDITORIAL VIEWPOINT

Raising Mackinac Bridge Tolls Lacks Imagination

When the Mackinac Bridge was formally dedicated in the summer of 1958, two green ribbons, one stretching from the Lower Peninsula and one from the Upper Peninsula, were tied together at the dedication site, a symbol of unity and passage. More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Islanders, Thanks for the Memories

To the Editor: It was certainly a pleasure to shoot my latest film, "Mr. Art Critic," on Mackinac Island this fall. The community welcomed our cast and crew and we all came away with memories of new friends and experiences. More...

Mackinac Bridge Authority Calls for Toll Increase to $4

Fares are expected to increase on the Mackinac Bridge January 1 because the tolls are not bringing in enough money to pay for painting and deck replacement. More...

New Rules on Island Signs

Ordinance Gets OK

The impact of Mackinac Island's revised sign ordinance and the design of a proposed Hubbard's Annex cottage, and their potential repercussions on the Island's character and its National Historic Landmark status, sparked concerns with some community More...

Good Little Boys Going To See Santa

With visions of toy trucks and sleds, five cousins, bundled up against winter's chill, grab hands to make their own parade up Market Street to see Santa Claus. More...

Obituaries

John Thibault

John L. "Johnnie" Thibault, 98, of St. Ignace, enjoyed a career in refrigeration repair for many years, and was a World War II veteran. Mr. Thibault died Saturday, November 10, 2007, at Mackinac Straits Hospital. Mr. More...

Cecelia Flanagan

Cecelia D. Flanagan enjoyed the passing parade on Market Street from the front window of her Mackinac Island home, two doors down from the post office. Mrs. More...

Eulogy ~ Cecelia Flanagan

We mourn the loss of our dear friend, Cecelia Donnelly Flanagan, who passed away Wednesday evening, November 28, at the Long Term Care Facility in St. Ignace. She was 100 years old July 4, 2007. More...

Columnists

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Merry Christmas to all our readers. May the glory of the season fill your hearts with peace, love, and joy, forever and ever. We remember all of the soldiers, during this holiday season, who are serving our country. More...

Horse Tales

Winter Solstice, January 1 Are Important Dates for Horse Breeders

Welcome to December, once more. There is a steady wind circling the house, and there's a light snowfall on the ground. More...

A Look at History

CCC Camp on Mackinac Island Changed Young Men's Lives

During the Great Depression of the 1930s, many healthy young Americans were jobless. The administration of President Franklin D. More...

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