June 19, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

City and Community Foundation To Host June 24 Celebration Students Set Sail on Science Trip

An open invitation to tour Mackinac Island city buildings will be extended to everyone Thursday, June 24, when the city teams up with the Mackinac Island Community Foundation for its annual Community Celebration.   More...

Young Ladies of 61st Lilac Festival Court Reign on Island This Week

Marie Bunker was crowned Lilac Queen and Mabel Styburski was crowned Lilac Princess in an indoor ceremony at Windermere Hotel Friday, June 11. More...

Rebecca Jaskot, Allison Knopp Write for Town Crier This Summer

Experience gained writing for a community newspaper on Mackinac Island are skills this summer's Town Crier interns, Rebecca “Becca” Jaskot of Northville and Allison Knopp of St. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, June 16, Nicki Krzykowski placed first, Kay Berke placed second, and Jean Allen placed third. More...

Horses ‘Peat’ and ‘Moss’ Show Off Topiary Form in Grand Style

Foliage Displays Require Daily Care by Gardening Staff

Thousands of tiny English ivy plugs create Grand Hotel's horse and carriage topiary that kindles the imagination of children and the enthusiasm of photographers. More...

House, Senate Mull Parks Funding

Proposed funding cuts to Mackinac State Historic Parks for the 2010/2011 fiscal year are now under consideration by both the Michigan Senate and House. More...

St. Ignace Car Shows To Draw Crowds on 2 Upcoming Weekends

Every June, car legends and car buffs from across the nation swarm into town for Antiques on the Bay and the St. Ignace Car Show. More...

Art Museum a Hive of Activity To Prepare for July Opening

Mackinac Island has long inspired art, from the time of ancient inhabitants and the fur trade through times of war and of peace. The new Richard and Jane Manoogian Art Museum at Marquette Park is designed to chronicle this influence over time. More...

Pollie’s Painting Is Selected for Mackinac Art Museum Poster

Elizabeth Pollie's oil painting, “Island Life,” beat out 57 competitors to become the grand opening artwork for the new Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum on Main Street. More...

Mackinac Island Graduate Performs Magic Show for Students

A 2005 graduate of Mackinac Island Public School returned Thursday, June 3, to entertain kindergarten through third graders with a bit of magic. Jamie Andress, 24, put on a show for the students in the library to share his love of magic. More...

Island Resident Rescues Drowning Dog

Island resident Rob Chambers saved a dog that fell into the water at the marina during a windy, rainy Friday night, June 11.   The dog, Maddie, 15, fell off the boat dock into the water around 8:30 p.m. Mr. More...

Insecticides, Planting New Trees Help Preserve Elms in Park

A 24-foot tall accolade elm tree found a new home in Marquette Park Tuesday, May 4. More...

Opinions

Enjoys Paper, Doud Column

To the Editor: Please renew my Mackinac Island Town Crier newspaper for another year. I have really enjoyed reading it over the past 20 years.   God Bless Mrs. [Jeannette] Doud on her 90th birthday. More...

Residents Ask City To Block Demolition With Moratorium

In two weeks, more than 265 year-around and seasonal residents and business owners will learn the effectiveness of their signatures on a petition presented to city council. More...

Group Finds Fun Way To Encourage Bicycle Helmet Use on Island

Putting bicycle helmets “on as many heads as possible” to protect people from injuries is the goal of a new contest to design an official Mackinac Island bicycle helmet. More...

Trinity Church Fundraiser Set for June 27

Original art and other handmade items will be featured at Trinity Episcopal Church's fundraiser "Trinity Celebrates Creativity!" The event is set for Sunday, June 27, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Trinity Parish Hall.   More...

Japanese Poet Subject of First Poetry Session in Grand Hotel Series

Grand Hotel's lecture series on master poets of the world will get underway Wednesday, July 7, with a discussion and readings of Japanese poet, Matsuo Basho, the country's most famous haiku poet.   More...

Author Jack Welcher To Recall Early Days on Island

“Growing up on Mackinac was like being one of the characters in a fairy tale. More...

For the Record...

The article entitled “Library To Host Author Series” published June 4 should state that author Jack Welcher will be speaking at the library Friday, June 25, and the reception for the Gijsbert and Robbyn van Frankenhuyzen art show will be More...

Callewaert, Levy, Konicki, Johnson Take 1st in Golf Outing

Thirty-one players participated in the Tourism Bureau's Spring Golf Outing Sunday, May 23, at Wawashkamo Golf Club. The event was followed by a cookout.   More...

Council Freezes Millage Following Truth in Taxation Hearing June 17

As expected, the Mackinac Island City Council maintained last year's city tax base of 8.0472 mills following a Truth in Taxation hearing Wednesday, June 16. The millage will raise $1,568,259 in taxes on a taxable property value of $194,882,629. More...

Giummo Earns Music Degree

Mitchell Giummo of Mackinac Island was graduated from Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, receiving a Bachelor of Music degree. More...

Sleepover at Fort Teaches Students About 19th Century Life

Military Drills, Housework, Sleeping on Straw Ticks All Part of the Day’s Living

Mackinac Island students in grades four through seven had an opportunity to experience what a night would have been like in Fort Michilimackinac more than 100 years ago, when they spent the night there Wednesday, June 2.   More...

Tourists Get Down in the Streets with Country Line Dancing

Tourists learn a line dance from the West Michigan Bootscooters in the Lilac Festival Dancing in the Streets event Saturday, June 12. More...

Old Steamer Trunk Found in Colorado Has Island Connection

On a whim, Paul and Brenda Lawrence of Charleston, Arkansas, stopped at a garage sale in Salida, Colorado, in 2004. Among the many items for sale, said Mr. More...

Tax Credits for Work on Historic Property June 25

A preservation workshop Friday, June 25, will provide information about rehabilitation tax credits for maintenance and redevelopment of historic commercial and residential property. More...

Armstrongs Open Three New Clothing Stores on Island

Island residents and Cannonball Drive-in owners Jack and Terri Armstrong opened three new clothing stores this season, SomeWear on Mackinac, Mackinac Island Tuxedo and Men's Wear, and Mission Shirt and Rag.   More...

Columnists

Political Endorsement Derby Underway

Michigan Politics

Much of early gubernatorial polling should be viewed with skepticism, especially those polls on match-ups of Republicans and Democrats who may or may not in November be the nominees.   More...

The Common Loon and Veery Have Distinctive Bird Calls

Nature Notes

As a botanist, plants are what I know well, however, in the last couple of years, I’ve been trying to learn more about birds and their calls. There are some bird songs or calls that cannot be mistaken for any other bird. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

We’ve had some beautiful days and some much needed rain this past week. Marquette Park looks like a green velvet carpet. Many gardens all over the Island are flourishing. More...

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