August 22, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Island Riders, Horses Show Off Skills

Claire Dunnigan and horse Ibn show off their awards during the Mackinac Island Horse Show. More...

Community Foundation Celebrates Fundraising Milestone

Donations Rise Above $1 Million Mark

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation took advantage of its annual party Thursday, August 13, to announce it has given more than $1 million in grants to nonprofit organizations from its endowments. More...

Wolfgang’s Students To Exhibit Work for First Time Sunday

Painters Say They Each Take Something Different From Class

Few classes taught today last five hours and include snacks and dinner parties, but few classes today are taught by Richard "Dick" Wolfgang. Mr. More...

Mark Gallagher Golf Tournament Is Saturday

The seventh annual Mark Gallagher Open golf tournament will take place Saturday, August 22, at 2 p.m. at Wawashkamo Golf Club. More...

Island Visitor Plans To Sail Around World for Cause

A sailor who spent much of his life under Communist rule and now enjoys American freedoms would like to sail around the world to spread a message about literacy to children in poor countries. More...

Helping Riders Improve Communication Skills Is Goal of Clinic

Members of the Mackinac Horsemen's Association got back to the basics Monday, August 3, in a horse clinic with instructor Susan Bellinger. Mrs. More...

Little Bats Nap at School

Five bats tucked themselves behind a "No Bikes" sign in the northern entryway of the Mackinac Island Public School for their daily sleep before roaming the night sky Monday, August 10. More...

Island Musicians Perform Classics

The last installment of the Mackinac Island Community Foundation's summer concert series, Summertime Notes, featured the music of five local musicians Sunday, August 9. More...

LaPines Mark 60th Anniversary

Robert "Porky" and Caroline LaPine celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a party hosted by their children at the Community Hall Saturday, August 8. The two were both born on Mackinac Island and grew up together, Mrs. More...

Nylands, Former Cottagers, Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Chris and Leslie Nyland, former cottagers on the West Bluff, returned to Mackinac Island Tuesday, August 18, to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. The Nylands met on the Island 27 years ago, when Mrs. More...

Sports

Island Youth Learn Basic Basketball Skills

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28 Play in Old-fashioned Hickory Stick Tournament

Treasured old golf clubs were put back into action Saturday, August 15, during the seventh annual Hickory Stick Tournament at Wawashkamo Golf Club. More...

Island Police Face Fire Department in Softball

A challenge is approaching the Mackinac Island Fire Department and Police Department. More...

Editorials

Headlights Are Needed on Bikes

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Perfect Way To Start the Week

To the Editor: What a perfect way to start the week, reading a “letter from home.” That is what the Town Crier offers to its many subscribers who cannot constantly enjoy the beauty and serenity that is Mackinac Island. More...

Rare Mackinac Island Photographs Come to Light

Family of Kenyon Donates Collection

A rare photograph taken in 1915 documents the familiar white concrete benches found in the Mackinac Island State Park as designed by landscape architect Warren G. More...

Men To Water-ski Behind Island Ferry

North, Skutt Plan Stunt as Benefit

Mike North and Craig Skutt plan to water-ski, and possibly ride a tube, to Mackinac Island from St. Ignace in the wake of a Star Line ferry boat at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 22, to raise money for the St. More...

Thoreau Enthusiast Follows the Author’s Route Through Mackinac

In the summer of 1861, Henry David Thoreau took a round trip from Massachusetts to Minnesota, passing through Mackinac Island. In the summer of 2009, Corinne Smith is doing the same thing.   More...

Han-shan Video Premiers on Island August 26

Jim Lenfestey will host Wednesday, August 26, "An Evening with Cold Mountain," the island premier of the video, "Han-shan," and a talk about his trip to visit the sites of the great poets of ancient China.   More...

Daisy Day Raises $525 for Scholarship

Judy Hicks (far left) and Barb Fisher accept a donation from Deacon Dean Hermann of Ste. Anne's Church during Daisy Day Thursday, August 6. More...

Yacht Club Will Host Yard Sale Fundraiser

The Mackinac Island Yacht Club will hold a yard sale Wednesday, August 26, from 9 a.m. to noon behind the Market Street building across from the marina.   Yacht club items for sale include dishes, lamps, bedding, and paintings. More...

Poetry Gathering To Be August 27

The annual Anne's Tablet Poetry Gathering will take place at the East Bluff landmark Thursday, August 27, at 4 p.m. The gathering is informal and all are invited to attend, say organizers Susan Allen and Jim Lenfestey. More...

Spirit of Camaraderie Makes Mackinac Island Horse Show Special

The Island horse community had the opportunity to showcase its developments Sunday, August 16, at the 39th annual Mackinac Island Horse Show.   More...

250-mile Bicycle Trip Brings Boy Scout Troop to Mackinac Island

Illinois Group Uses State Railts to Trails Network

Traveling 250 miles by bicycle, followed by a 20-minute ferry ride, nine Boy Scouts from Troop 65 out of Wood Dale, Illinois, reached Mackinac Island Friday, August 7. They were on their annual High Adventure Trip.   More...

Sailors Say Start Was Slow, but Finish Was Great for MacMan

The boat Stryder, owned by skipper John Smulders, won overall and won its class for the Mackinac to Manitoulin International Yacht Race, called the MacMan, despite a slow start Thursday, July 23.   More...

Mackinac Island Police Department Reports

Reports from the Mackinac Island Police Department for the week of July 29 through August 4:   More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 19, Buzz Waggoner placed first, Lois Largo placed second, and Toots Gillespie placed third. More...

Birth

Jordan Fisher

Jim and Julie (nee Barch) Fisher of Mackinac Island announce the birth of their son, Jordan James Fisher, born Thursday, August 13, 2009, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 5.25 ounces at birth and measured 19 inches in length. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Tourists Yes, Terrorists No

Pure Michigan ads to attract tourists was a smart move. Penal Michigan to house suspected terrorists would not be.   More...

Nature Notes

Great Egrets Are Growing in Numbers After Near Extinction

A couple of weeks ago a friend called me up excitedly to say that she had seen a great egret (Ardea alba), formerly referred to as the American or common egret, on Mackinac Island. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Sunday, August 16, was a perfectly beautiful Mackinac day with brilliant warm sunshine for everyone to enjoy. Many people took the carriage ride, while other folks rode bicycles nine miles around the Island. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

90 YEARS AGO   August 14, 1919   The St. Ignace Enterprise   More...

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