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News

Mackinac Bridge Walk Dedicated to Larry Rubin Monday

Thousands Expected To Cross Straits Bridge

A favorite project of many ironworkers, a National Historic Civil Engineering landmark, and a vital link between Michigan's two peninsulas, the Mackinac Bridge has had a major impact on the lives of many. More...

Police Say Porters Are Overloading; Porters Ask for Help With Traffic

Dock porters and police on Mackinac Island found themselves on opposing sides while trying to solve street congestion issues and an ordinance that regulates luggage transportation by bicycles. More...

Some in Mackinaw City Raise Concerns About Ferries

Mackinaw City officials want to open a conversation with the City of Mackinac Island about the possibility that the Island may limit its ferry services to one boat company, establishing a monopoly for ferry service to Mackinac Island.  More...

Sports

Rayment, Orr, Callewaert Are Top Tournament Golfers

At the Member Mixed Golf Tournament Wednesday, August 18, at Wawashkamo Golf Club, Terry Rayment, Sandra Orr, and Mary Callewaert came in first with a score of 30. More...

Bike and Buggy Bridge League Concludes 37th Year of Play

New members Are Welcome for Next Summer of Play on Mackinac Island

Lois Largo and Audrey Gallery took first place at the conclusion of the 37th year of the Bike and Buggy Bridge League tournament play August 25.   More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, September 1, Elaine Hansen placed first, Toots Gillespie placed second, and Jean Allen placed third.   More...

Editorials

Voters Should Ask: What Community Benefit Would Justify Public Investment in Ferries?

To the Editor: Recently making news in this area is the City of Mackinac Island's consideration of the following:   (1) The purchase of docking facilities in three Great Lakes ports (St. Ignace, Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City). More...

Letters

Crier Writers Did a Great Job

To the Editor: This year’s Town Crier interns, Rebecca Jaskot and Allison Knopp, have done a particularly good job and deserve high marks for their reporting of events and the accompanying photographs. More...

Town Crier Arrival Gives Pleasant Feeling

To the Editor: I get such a pleasant feeling when I find the Town Crier in my mailbox. It keeps me in touch with a place where time stands still. Such an enchanting place to visit. I make it at least once a year. More...

Island Deliberates Ferry Franchises, Property Purchase

Two Decisions Face Officials, and Both Would Give City Better Control Over Access, They Say

Mackinac Island has an opportunity to shape the future of public access to the Island, say city officials, with a chance to purchase harbor property in three communities and a franchise with three boat lines that expires in six months. More...

Jazz Festival To Feature ‘Trombone Shorty’

Manhattan Transfer, The Four Freshmen To Perform

Grand Hotel's Tea Garden will come alive with the sounds of jazz over the Labor Day holiday weekend with performances by renowned American classics Manhattan Transfer and The Four Freshmen. More...

People

Croghan Painting Joins Health Center Collection

One of Melissa Croghan’s oil paintings will be part of the permanent collection at University of Connecticut Health Center in Connecticut. More...

Geimer, Murray

Emily Jo Geimer and Shaun Michael Murray of Toledo, Ohio, were united in marriage Saturday, August 7, 2010, at Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church on Mackinac Island, with Father Jim Williams officiating.   Parents of the couple are Phillip R. More...

Jewish Congregation Hosts New Year’s Services

The Jewish congregation of Mackinac Island, Kehillat Hatzav Hagadol, will hold Rosh Hashanah New Year's services this year with a visiting rabbi. More...

Columnists

Weaver’s Bold Move Assures Northern Voice

Michigan Politics

New Justice Alton T. Davis of Grayling, a 1960s Petoskey disc jockey who became a well-respected Circuit and Michigan Court of Appeals Court judge, is a rarity in the 174-year history of the Michigan Supreme Court.   More...

Historic Light Tower Is Built Off Mackinac Island’s Harbor

Light Tower

The red-and-white light tower off the west breakwater of Mackinac Island’s harbor is now more than 60 years old. More...

A Cat Spends the Night Up a Tree in the Corral

People who take a bicycle ride around the Island on M- 185 are always so surprised when they pass Easterly Cottage and see our horses. Undoubtedly, they’re taken aback to see a cottage so far from town on the northeastern end of Mackinac. More...

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