June 7, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Work Begins on Community Stable

The Mackinac Horsemen's Association installed perimeter fences on its newly leased land last week, the first step toward construction of the Mackinac Community Stable on British Landing Road, across from Wawashkamo Golf Course. More...

School Accepts Bids for Repairs

Mike Gamble has been awarded the contract to repair the school building's fascia. He will replace woodwork with Azek, a composite material that looks like wood but doesn't rot. More...

Council Calls for Stricter Penalties for Vehicle Permit Violations

When Marianne O'Neill and Patricia Held began a massive renovation project on the Lakebluff Condos and Suites in November 2007, they had no idea they would be struggling to finish the project by May 2008. More...

Brian Dunnigan's New Book Captures Early Island Images

Mackinac offered much to interest the "pencil-artist, poet, or philosopher," wrote Daniel Curtiss, after visiting Mackinac Island in 1851. More...

Mackinac Outfitters Has New Owner

Hikers, bicyclists, and fishermen won't have to stock up anywhere else. Mackinac Outfitters is under new ownership, but it's still the same outdoor retailer it's always been. Sam Barnwell bought the store from Hugh Ravitz this spring, when Mr. More...

Bike Auction Raises $1,726.50 for Island Police Department

Twenty-nine bicycles, abandoned since last summer, were sold during the annual Mackinac Island Police Department bicycle auction Saturday, May 31, generating $1,625 for the department's general fund. More...

Grand Porch Latest Stop in State Crossing Stilt Walk

Neil Sauter of Blissfield is walking 830 miles across the state on stilts to raise money and awareness for cerebral palsy, and will walk on Grand Hotel's porch Saturday, June 7, at 12:30 p.m. Mr. More...

Photo Exhibit Looks at Island From Above

Soaring above Grand Hotel's tea garden, taking a bird's eye view of the Straits of Mackinac, or zooming in to watch ships in the harbor from high above are not typical activities for Island visitors. More...

Jane Finkel Will Study in France

Jane Finkel, 16, will enjoy a change of scenery during her junior year of high school when she spends 11 months in France participating in a Youth for Understanding student exchange program. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Wellington Larsen

Eulogy

Sadness came to Mackinac last week, when news came of the death of Dorothy Wellington Larsen of Saginaw, who passed away Thursday, May 22, following a lengthy illness. More...

Columnists

Term Limits, National Coattails Energize State House Races

Michigan Politics

In the battle for control of the state House, northern Michigan has three toss-up races, two of them GOP seats along shores of Lake Michigan, and some spirited primaries. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The season of abundance is at hand, when natural beauty can be seen everywhere, which comes with the summer sun. Monday, June 2, it's a glorious morning on Mackinac, with brilliant sunshine in a heavenly blue sky. More...

Mackinac Island Trail Commemorates Brave Pioneer

A Look at History Henry Trail

At Mackinac Island's Skull Cave, bike riders and passengers on the Mackinac Island Carriage Tours horse-drawn wagons see a trail rising up the hill behind the cave. The trail is labeled: "Alexander Henry Trail. More...

59th Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Begins Friday

From the coronation of a new Lilac Queen to the annual horse-hitch Grand Parade, the 10 days of Mackinac Island's 59th Annual Lilac Festival are filled with activities celebrating the Island and its beautiful lilacs. More...

Gamble Takes 1st Lakers U.P. State Championship

Junior Michael Gamble became the first athlete from Mackinac Island to win an Upper Peninsula State individual golf title after carding an eight over par for a score of 79 during the Division 3 tournament at the Newberry Golf and Country Club Frid More...

Supervision Is Board Concern in Gymnasium

Concerns about supervision, liability, and security in the school gymnasium have led members of the Mackinac Island Public School Board of Education to discuss a change in policies for facility use after hours. Board vice-president Jason St. More...

For the Record...

A story published in the May 30 edition of the Town Crier inaccurately attributed information about the list that cemetery workers are using to find Civil War veterans' graves. More...

Bloswick Is Graduated from LSSU

Christopher Bloswick Jr. of Mackinac Island and St. Ignace was graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lake Superior State University May 3. More...

Top A Capella Performance Groups To Perform on Island

Visitors to the Lilac Festival will have the opportunity to hear acclaimed a capella, thanks to an Island connection in both groups. More...

Entertainment Guide June 6 - 14

Grand Hotel Daily Entertainment at the following venues: Lunch Buffet - Piano 12-2 p.m. Afternoon tea - Classical Harp 3:30- 5 p.m. Cupola Bar - Piano Bar 5:30-7:30 and 8:30-11 p.m. Jockey Club - Piano Bar 6-10 p.m. More...

Students Transport Audience to 'The Magical Land of Oz'

When the curtains went up at Mission Point Theatre, the cast of "The Magical Land of Oz" made it clear that they weren't on Mackinac Island anymore. More...

Documentary About Island Winters To Premiere at Mission Point

In February, when snow and wind have caught Mackinac Island in the depths of winter, residents wait for one event that will grant them freedom. When Lake Huron freezes between Mackinac Island and St. Ignace, it creates an ice bridge. More...

59th Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival

June 6-15 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Theme The Saturday Morning Cartoon Friday, June 6 4:30 p.m. Alex Graham & Grand Hotel Orchestra • Marquette Park 5:30 p.m. More...

Grand Hotel Hosts Annual Mackinac Policy Conference

Grand Hotel hosted the 27th annual Mackinac Policy Conference Wednesday, May 28, to Saturday, May 31. More...

Parks To Celebrate 50th Year

A 50th anniversary celebration of Mackinac State Historic Parks' opening of Fort Mackinac museum will be Sunday, June 15. 1958 admission rate of 50¢ will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. as part of the celebration. More...

Sports

Shelbie Mosley Awarded St. Onge Memorial Athletic Scholarship

Tenth grade student Shelbie Mosley received the Doris St. Onge Memorial Athletic Scholarship to attend a sports camp this summer. The award was announced during the Mackinac Island Public School Board of Education meeting May 22. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, June 4, Leo Sherwood placed first, Kay Berke placed second, and Nicki Krzykowski placed third. More...

Letters

Clarification on Hospital

To the Editor: I read about the groundbreaking for the new hospital. Can you tell me, what was the new building that was built next to Metivier Inn a couple years ago? Was that only a doctors' facility? More...

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