June 25, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Five Island Teachers To Retain Jobs

Five Mackinac Island Public School teachers whose jobs had been threatened will be offered positions in the fall, the school board determined at its Thursday, June 16 meeting. More...

News

Ryba’s Candyland Display Wins Lilac Festival Contest

Store owners were encouraged to decorate their window fronts for the Lilac Festival’s theme this year, classic board games. Ryba’s Fudge Shop on Main Street near the Arnold Ferry dock won the vote this year with its Candyland theme.  More...

Council Grants Shepler Promotional Pricing, Addresses Ads

A late-season Internet boat ticket special was approved and the ability to deliver emergency freight after specified hours was confirmed by the Mackinac Island City Council for Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry Wednesday, June 15. More...

Murray Hotel Opens Mama la Rosa’s To Offer More Variety

Main Street diners now have another option with Mama la Rosa’s, a new pizza buffet located inside the Murray Hotel. More...

Sports

Vintage Base Ball Teams To Square Off Saturday at Burough Lot

Three vintage base ball games will be played Saturday, June 25, starting at noon. Three teams from throughout the Midwest will be dressed in 1850s and 1860s apparel during competition at the Burough Lot below Grand Hotel. More...

Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, June 22, Jean Allen placed first, Bev Benjamin placed second, and Kay Berke placed third.   More...

Editorials

For the Record...

In the June 18 through June 24 edition of the Mackinac Island Town Crier, it was incorrectly stated that the money from the Mackinac Island Public School fundraiser held June 17 through June 19 would go toward new soccer uniforms for the school. More...

Letters

Graveraet Sons Served in Civil War

To the Editor:  Regarding a story reprinted from The Republican News and St. Ignace Enterprise from May 18, 1961, in the May 21 to May 27, 2011 edition of the Town Crier, there is some misinformation in the story I would like to point out.  More...

Hopes To See Preservation Island School Should Find Creative Solutions

To the Editor:  More...

Preservation Is A Powerful Economic Tool, Rypkema Says

The staggeringly positive impact local historic districts have on communities around the world, from Cleveland, Ohio, to Zaanstad, Netherlands, where city leaders and property owners use preservation to protect and increase their property investments More...

Airport Project To Begin in August

The Mackinac Island Airport is slated to be closed from early September to December in a construction project that will begin in mid-August, residents learned when information on the project was presented to the public Wednesday, June 15, at Communit More...

People

Holly Anne Allen Mull

A memorial celebration for Holly Anne Allen Mull, a long-time cottage resident in the East Bluff who passed away from a stroke October 7, 2010, will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, June 27, at Trinity Episcopal Church.  More...

Local Musicians Set To Fill Ste. Anne’s Church With Music Sunday Afternoons

Dulcet tones from Mackinac Island musicians will flow throughout Ste. Anne’s Church on many Sunday afternoons this summer as the Mackinac Island Community Foundation’s annual summer concert series gets into full swing.  More...

Book Previewed by Author Dr. John Killinger

John and Anne Killinger returned to Mackinac Island last week for their annual visit, and at Grand Hotel he introduced his new book, “Maggie Bowles and the Mystery of the Marigold Turtle,” which he based almost entirely on Mackinac Island More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Campaign Finance Disclosure System ‘Highly Dysfunctional’

In reporting last week that 2010 campaign finance transparency hit new lows, Michigan’s top watchdog on the issue said lax enforcement brought “extreme delight of the interest groups and individuals who want to buy election outcomes witho More...

Nature Notes

Native Honeysuckle Still Found on Mackinac Island

The other day, while riding my horse along Pottowatami Road behind the East Bluff, I came upon one of my old “friends,” a honeysuckle. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Dealing with Pain, Stress

Pain is one of the most common reasons that patients seek medical care. Most often they do after trying one or more remedies and the pain continues to diminish the quality of life. More...

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