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News

‘Dirty Jobs’ Films Special Episode at Grand Hotel

Dirt, alligators, sewer pipes, sharks, and other grimy and icky stuff were nowhere to be found by the crew of the television show “Dirty Jobs” Friday morning, September 24.  More...

Island Musician, Painter John Manikoff Has New Album

John Manikoff is a musician and a painter. In July, he released his first album, which eventually will become a CD. More...

Island Historic District Commission Meets for First Time

Over the next few months, the city's Historic District Commission will lay the groundwork that will serve the Island for years to come. More...

Obituaries

Ned Fenlon

A significant force in Michigan and the Straits area, St. Ignace native Edward “Ned” H. Fenlon died in Long Beach, California Sunday, September 19, 2010. He was 106 years old.   More...

Gloria Davenport

Gloria N. Davenport, 84, of St. Ignace, died Monday evening, September 20, 2010, at Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord.   She was born in Detroit January 23, 1926. She was graduated from Holy Redeemer High School. More...

Gloria Davenport Eulogy

There are those whose lives remind us of the sunset’s warming glow.   They leave a touch of glory lingering after when they go. More...

Opinions

Fell in Love With Island in 1992

To the Editor: We just got home from our annual trip to Mackinac Island. We fell in love with everything about your Island in 1992, and have made it back every year since. We enjoy the Town Crier and keeping up with all the news. More...

Ferry Issue Calls for Public Discussion

To the Editor: We are anxiously awaiting a public discussion between members of the Mackinac Island City Council regarding the potential purchase of docking facilities by the City of Mackinac Island, and whether ferry franchises will be awarded to More...

City Council Should Remember History Lessons

To the Editor: I own Room 322 at the Lakeview since 1994.   Undoubtedly, your newspaper does not have the fortitude to allow my opinion to be voiced in the paper. However, kindly consider the First Amendment. More...

Editorials

Island Ferry Franchise Raises Questions About Timing, Transparency

To the Editor: I hope that the horse blinders have been removed enough to give a panoramic view of the real deal that is unfolding in the Island’s ferry franchise fiasco. More...

Purchasing Ferry Dock Is Good for Island

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City Opens Franchise Proposals, Decides To Keep Defensive Eye on Any Charter Maneuvers

2 Ferries Propose Joint Venture; City Faces Lawsuit

Star Line and Arnold Transit want to operate a single ferry service under a new company and have asked the City of Mackinac Island for an exclusive 20-year ferry franchise, and Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry has filed a lawsuit against the city and More...

‘Somewhere in Time’ Marks 30th Anniversary

More than 800 movie fans will come to Mackinac Island next week to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the romantic time-travel film, “Somewhere in Time.” Filmed on the Island in 1979, the movie stars Jane Seymour as Elise M More...

People

Camera Rescued, Memories Saved

When the engines were shut down on the LaSalle, a Star Line ferry, offshore of Devil's Kitchen on Mackinac Island Wednesday, September 22, the unexpected stop allowed time to save a camera that had fallen from the boat's upper deck and landed on More...

Win-some Women To Gather

The fall 2010 Win-Some Women Christian Retreats still have openings for the Wednesday, October 20, and Thursday, October 21, session at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Registration is online at www.win-somewomen.org.   More...

Mackinac Island Physicians Find Missionary Work Rewarding

Steven Humphrey, Orietta Barquero Work in Ecuador and Africa

Although Mackinac Island residents Steven Humphrey and Orietta Barquero technically retired in 2006, they still consider themselves working doctors. More...

Sports

Cousino, Callewaert Win Wawashkamo Tourney

This year's Wawashkamo Golf Club champions are Martha Cousino and Todd Callewaert.   Martha Cousino was the ladies club champion. The ladies tournament was August 23 and August 24. Low net club champion was Sandra Orr. More...

Mackinac Island Lakers Soccer Team To Host Munising

The Mackinac Island Lakers 2010 soccer team includes (front, from left) Diana Dupre, Taylor Hopkins, Peyton Waaso; (middle) Kyle Shunk, Tyler Joseph, Colton Fisher, Jeremy Hepker, Todd Fridline; (back More...

Ohio Basketball Teams To Play on Mackinac in Dec.

Students from Put-In-Bay High School on South Bass Island, Ohio, will travel to Mackinac Island to play boys and girls basketball from Friday, December 3, through Sunday, December 5. More...

Columnists

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Peripheral Arterial Disease Affects Circulation in Legs, Feet

Peripheral arterial disease, commonly referred to as PAD, is a condition affecting blood circulation to the lower extremities, especially the legs and feet. Arteries carry blood pumped by the blood throughout the body. More...

Nature Notes

Fall Brings Pumpkins, Many Kinds of Fungus to Mackinac

By Patricia Martin More...

October Is a Good Month To Catch Up With Horse Care

October is a good month for   More...

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