May 14, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Students Rehearsing To Perform ‘Dear Edwina’

Voices searching for a key, happy chatter, and musical sounds, all from spring play practice, flow down the hallway at Mackinac Island Public School. More...

News

May 3 Election Seats Margaret Doud for 36th Year as Island Mayor

Margaret Doud begins her 36th year as mayor of Mackinac Island, earning 98 votes more than challenger Gabe Cowell in the election Tuesday, May 3. Mr. Cowell was the first candidate to challenge the mayor’s seat since 1992. More...

BPW, City To Meet; Staff Raises on Hold

The Mackinac Island Board of Public Works (BPW) says more time is needed before meeting jointly with the city council and a 1.6% pay increase for employees, included in the department’s 2011/2012 budget, is on hold until the meeting takes place More...

May Park Commission Meeting Moved

The Mackinac Island State Park Commission meeting will be on Mackinac Island at Fort Mackinac in the Post Hospital building at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 27. The meeting had been scheduled for Mackinaw City.  More...

Obituaries

Joseph Porcaro

Joseph J. Porcaro, 78, of Sault Ste. Marie, passed away Monday, April 18, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family, after a yearlong illness of stomach cancer.  He was born September 26, 1932, in Sault Ste. More...

Marcella Longman-Silva

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William ‘Will’ Visnaw

William P. “Will” Visnaw, 35, of St. Ignace, died unexpectedly Thursday evening, May 5, 2011, in Marquette.  He was born in Petoskey November 12, 1975, to John Richardson and Rose Visnaw.  More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Michigan Lawmakers’ Roles In Post-bin Laden Era

Few lawmakers on Capitol Hill had a better insight than two from Michigan about the extraordinary swooped-in raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Few will have more impact on what’s next.  More...

Nature Notes

We’ve had a cold, wet spring. Sunny days have been few and far between. Not that this is terribly unusual, but I think we’ve been spoiled by last year’s balmy temperatures. More...

Mackinac Island

Grand Hotel officially opened Friday, May 6, for the season.  More...

MPSC Suspends Public Hearings on Ferries

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has suspended its public hearings regarding Mackinac Island ferry operations until further notice. More...

5 Teachers Receive Pink Slips

Half of Mackinac Island teachers received pink slips in a preemptive measure as school leaders brace for proposed cuts in state funding that could reduce operating revenue by $90,000. More...

Fort Mackinac Opens for Season With Traditional Cannon Firing

Marie Bunker signaled the opening of Fort Mackinac for the season with the firing of the cannon Thursday, May 5. More...

People

Emma and Michael Young

Skip and Rachael Young of Okemos announce the birth of twins, a daughter, Emma Katherine Young, and a son, Michael Dean Young III, born Saturday, January 1, 2011, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. More...

Payton McNulty

Eddie and Megan McNulty of Hudson announce the birth of a daughter, Payton Grace Mc- Nulty, born Friday, February 4, 2011, at Bixby Hospital in Adrian. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces at birth and measured 20.5 inches in length.  More...

Dominic Brodeur

Joseph and Rosemarie Brodeur, of Chelsea, announce the birth of their son, Dominic Frederick Brodeur, born January 1, 2011.  He joins two sisters, Hanna, 12, and Madison, 9, and a brother, Joseph, 3.  More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Lakers 2011 Track and Field Team

The Mackinac Island Lakers track and field team includes (from left) Paul Wandrie, Zhan’e Nash, Morgan Brodeur-Bunker, Halee Tokarz, Kyra Kolatski, Hailey Armstrong, Jeremy Hepker, Mary Schockl More...

Bunker, Burton Grab Low Scores At EUP Golf Meet

Marie Bunker of Mackinac Island and Ian Burton of De- Tour were individual low medalists and the Mackinac Island girls and Cedarville boys posted team honors during the first Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference golf meet of the season at the Grand Hot More...

Opinions

For the Record...

In an obituary published in the April 9 to May 13 issue, Tom Vincent Wilder was incorrectly listed as Thomas Vincent Wilder. Preceding him in death was a brother-in-law, William Ashton Dungan. Mr. More...

Letters

Remembers Seeing Cubbie and Jimmy Durante on Mackinac Island

To the Editor:  After reading the article on “Cubbie,” [Mackinac Island Town Crier, February 2011] I started thinking of summers spent at the McNally Cottage as a boy. More...

Recalls Another Mackinac Island Tame Bear

To the Editor:  More...

Requiring All Ferries To Operate Off-season Is Irresponsible

To the Editor:  Does the Mackinac Island City Council consider itself the equal of a body like the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) in its regulatory capability?  More...

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