July 16, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Island History Inspires Boat Builder

Intricate Models of Arnold Ferries Among Works of Bob Raisch

After renting and owning property for the past 31 years in Hubbard’s Annex, Bob and Susie Raisch have built their own personal history with Mackinac Island. More...

News

Education Is Key to Preservation

Taking preservation education into the street is the next step the Historic District Study Committee wants to take. More...

Citizens To Weigh In On Private Stable And Fence Zoning

Mackinac Island residents would like to make more opportunities available for people to build horse barns or stables, in keeping with the local culture, and they’d like consistent guidelines for building fences, so two city ordinances have been More...

Visitors To Get Glimpse of Historic Island Stables at Festival of the Horse

Many of Mackinac Island’s historic stables will be available for viewing during walking tours offered during the Festival of the Horse.  The tour will take participants on a walk behind West Bluff and will be offered four times during the More...

Sports

Wawashkamo Golf Club

O’Dell New Groundskeeper

One of Michigan’s oldest golf courses is gearing up for a full schedule of tournaments and events this summer, all while acclimating new employees.  More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 13, Kay Berke placed first, Elaine Hansen placed second, and Nancy Keogh placed third.   More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Unconventional Governor Rick Snyder as ‘Happy Warrior’?

I had a number of questions on Great Lakes and other northern issues for Gov. Rick Snyder on the eve of his Saturday speech and parade walk at Traverse City’s National Cherry Festival. More...

Nature Notes

Crayfish Have Largest Diversity of Species in North America

A few falls ago, I was checking a friend’s cottage along the shore road. In front of her barn were piles of scat. More...

A Look at History

War of 1812, A Story of Money and Bankers, Has Island Impact

War of 1812   More...

Equine Culture on Display at Festival of the Horse

Celebration Features Tours, Parade, Programs July 20 - July 24

Just two years after its inception, Mackinac Island’s Festival of the Horse has become well known and highly regarded, organizers say, among horse festivals in the world. More...

Windquest Considered One To Watch

Chicago Yachts To Race To Mackinac This Week

Setting sail from Navy Pier in Chicago this weekend will be 355 boats bound for Mackinac Island, vying for top speeds in their divisions in the oldest annual freshwater distance race in the world. More...

People

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

We’ve had some very nice sunny days with warm temperatures. The humidity was high Sunday, July 10, and Monday, July 11, and it didn’t feel like Mackinac weather. More...

Obituaries

Fort Mackinac’s First Tour Guide Martin K. Peterson Remembered

Martin K. Petersen, who served as the first tour guide at Fort Mackinac, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, in Royal Oak. He was 69.  Mr. More...

Opinions

Wondering About Historic District Perspectives

To the Editor:  With all due respect to Mr. R. D. More...

Enjoyed Mackinac Island Vacation

To the Editor:  Enclosed is a money order for $25 to renew my subscription to the Town Crier for the year 2012.  I enjoy the paper very much. My two sons and I spent June 19 on the Island and enjoyed the Lilac Parade. More...

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