June 18, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

News

City Revenue Increase May Pay Property Tax Refunds

The Finance Committee will recommend to the Mackinac Island City Council that it leave a proposed 2011 general fund operating millage at 6.6387 mills, despite an unexpected increase in tax revenue, so the city can cover anticipated property tax refun More...

Public School Selling Lakers Apparel To Benefit Students

Mackinac Island Public School is selling Lakers apparel and uniforms to raise money for the school during the Lilac Festival, Friday, June 17, through Sunday, June 19, from 11 a.m. More...

State Historical Commission Endorses Historic Districts on Mackinac Island

The Michigan Historical Commission, meeting at the Post Hospital at Fort Mackinac Wednesday morning, June 15, adopted a resolution in support of a Mackinac Island downtown historic district. More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, June 15, Toots Gillespie placed first, Bev Benjamin placed second, and Janis Holle placed third.   More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Local Mergers A Tough Sell

Yet another Michigan governor has called for more regional cooperation among local communities. More...

Nature Notes

Orchard Orioles Make Surprise Visit To Mackinac Island

Here we are in the middle of Lilac Festival. The lilacs are gorgeous this year, and it finally seems that summer has arrived. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

2011 Food Guidelines: Return To A Wholesome Diet

January 31, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services issued a new science-based set of dietary guidelines. More...

Mackinac Island’s Street Peddling Policy Still a Work in Progress

The discussion about whether peddlers should be allowed on city streets was continued at an Ordinance Committee meeting Thursday, June 9, when the committee received a draft ordinance prohibiting the sale merchandise or goods on public rights-of-way. More...

Mary Lou Peters Meets... Mary Lou Peters

When Mary Lou Peters of Wirtz, Virginia, opened a birthday present from her sister last April, she didn’t expect to see her name signed on it. The artwork she had received was painted by Mackinaw City artist Mary Lou Peters.  More...

People

Sam Pellerito and Stephanie Kurek United in Marriage

Stephanie Ann Kurek of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Sam Brock Pellerito of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Mackinac Island, were united in marriage May 29, 2011, in a garden wedding at the home of the groom’s parents, Peter Pellerito and Lisa More...

Betty Rinestine

from Perrysburg, Ohio, will be celebrating her birthday on Mackinac Island this week. This is her 4th year visiting Mackinac and she always finds something new to discover. More...

Summer Reporting for Town Crier Offers Experience for MSU Students

Following Governor Rick Snyder to Grand Hotel, capturing the solemn Memorial Day ceremonies, and watching six seniors receive high school diplomas are just a few of the stories already covered by Mackinac Island Town Crier interns Lauren Gibbons and More...

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