June 4, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Military Display Is This Weekend

A military expert will visit Mackinac Island this weekend, Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, to show off his military weaponry collection.  More...

News

Geocachers Clean Up State Park

Roughly 200 geocachers met at Grand Hotel Saturday, April 30, for a weekend of navigating and picking up trash. More...

Annual Bike Auction Raises Money

The annual bicycle auction held Sunday, May 29, found new owners for 55 bikes and earned $3,040 for the city. More...

Three New Businesses Offer Coffee, Chocolates, and a Mirror Maze

3D Maze, Velvet Chocolates, Lucky Bean Coffeehouse

A coffeehouse with a 130-year family history, a growing family entertainment industry, and one brand new entrepreneur are all on the streets of Mackinac Island this summer. More...

Obituaries

Frank Wood

LaSalle High School alumnus, Wisconsin newspaper publisher, and educator Frank Wood, 82, of De Pere, Wisconsin, died at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay Friday, May 27, 2011.  Mr. Wood was born in St. More...

Letters

Heritage Belongs to Everyone

To the Editor:  More...

Mackinac Island Memories

To the Editor:  I can’t begin to tell you how much I have loved the Town Crier this year. I regret not knowing about it for so many years. I started coming to the Island with my parents when I was about eight years old. More...

Wastewater Plant, Ferry Promotions Come Before City

With a fall deadline looming to use or lose a $10.3 million combination loan and grant to fund improvements to the wastewater plant and the viability of an anaerobic digester that would add $3.5 million to the project, the Mackinac Island City Counci More...

Civil War Soldiers Honored in Ceremony

The bugler and the drummer from Fort Mackinac played downtown Monday, May 30, to inaugurate the Memorial Day service at Veterans Park on Market Street. The 11:30 a.m. service was conducted buy the Chapman- St. More...

People

Michigan Native Richard Wolfgang’s Work Displayed at Art Museum

The work of popular Mackinac Island artist Richard Wolfgang are being recognized this summer in a special exhibit at the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum at Marquette Park.  The exhibit, titled “Mind, Body and Soul: The Art o More...

Long-time Visitor Daniel Purdy Celebrates Birthday on Island

Daniel Purdy, a Crest Hill, Illinois, native, has been coming to Mackinac Island twice a year for the past 10 years with his wife. More...

Couple Celebrates 10-year Anniversary on Island

Andrew and Sara Wiesner, of Waterford, Wisconsin, first came to Mackinac Island on their honeymoon 11 years ago and have returned every year since. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Chrysler Pays Off Another Bailout

More than a quarter of a century ago, several states, led by Michigan, joined the Carter administration and the Democraticruled Congress to assemble loan guarantees that saved Chrysler from bankruptcy.  More...

Nature Notes

Morels: How To Tell the Difference Between True and False

My mother’s favorite paper, USA Today, Thursday, May 26, had an interesting note in their “Across the USA” section on Michigan, specifically from Traverse   City: “The Grand Traverse County Health Department reports 10 pe More...

Mackinac Island

The Memorial Day weekend had a mixture of weather. Saturday, May 28, it was a rainy, cool day, but Sunday, May 29, the sun came out and crowds of people came to visit Mackinac in all its spring splendor. More...

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