August 13, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Sweet Treat Will Be Festival Focus

It may seem like every day is part of the fudge festival on Mackinac Island, but officially, the seventh annual Mackinac Island Fudge Festival starts Friday, August 19, with a variety of drink specials, dinners, and plenty of fudge to go around.  More...

News

Saturday Event Raises Scholarship Funds

Gallagher Golf Outing To Honor Roach, Bazinau

The ninth annual Mark Gallagher Golf Open at Wawashkamo Golf Course will be Saturday, August 13, at 1 p.m., with all proceeds going to the Mark Gallagher Scholarship Fund. More...

Direct Flight Service Begins From Chicago Midway To Pellston

Yerar-around air service between Chicago and Pellston began operations in early July. More...

CVB Promotes Island as Destination; Tourism Bureau Organizes Events

Mackinac Island’s new official Web site, a radical departure from the old Tourism Bureau site and geared to the new Pure Michigan promotion campaign, has stirred some concern among some service providers and smaller rental proprietors, but the More...

Letters

Island Visitors Enjoy Town Crier

To the Editor:  I have been a subscriber to the Town Crier for many, many years and look forward to receiving our paper every week.  More...

Vacationers Want To Come Back

To the Editor:  We miss Mackinac Island very much. We’ve taken two vacations there this year and can’t wait to come back.  We look forward to the Town Crier every week. Don’t know what we would do without it. More...

More Stables May Be Allowed in Island’s Residential Areas

Commission Recommends Looser Restrictions

The Planning Commission took a step closer to allowing more stables in residential areas by recommending a change to the zoning ordinance Tuesday, August   9. More...

Music Festival Starts Tuesday

Michigan Musicians To Perform on Island

The seventh annual Mackinac Island Music Festival starts Tuesday, August 16, with three days of local and state artists performing at hotels and restaurants. More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 10, Bev Benjamin placed first, Janet Stingel placed second, and Kay Berke placed third.   More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Republican Camp Has Pivotal Role on Capitol Hill

Northern Michigan’s three Republican congressmen joined the majority of the state’s House delegation and Democratic Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow last week in voting to raise the debt limit by at least $2.1 trillion, thus preven More...

A Look at History

Cottage Hosted Single Family for More Than 100 Years

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HORSE TALES

Eyes play a huge role in our attitude regarding horses and our appeal toward them. I was told that when my late mother-in-law would go to the racetrack, she would usually come home a winner. Her secret? More...

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