September 3, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Jazz Festival Highlights Labor Day Weekend

A focus on jazz will return to Mackinac Island as part of Grand Hotel’s annual Labor Day Jazz Weekend.  The festival, which will take place from Friday, September 2, to Sunday, September 4, will feature Arturo Sandoval and Kurt Elling, bot More...

News

Mackinac Bridge Walk Is Area’s Signature Labor Day Event

More than 40,000 walkers are expected to participate in the 54th annual Labor Day Bridge Walk Monday, September 5. The walk begins in St. Ignace at 7 a.m. More...

Arts Dockside Offers 90 Vendors at St. Ignace Marina This Weekend

This year’s Arts Dockside will feature about 90 vendors. The art fair, which runs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 3, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, September 4, at the St. More...

Rep. Eitrem Chosen To Chair Sault Tribe

Joe Eitrem, a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors, was appointed as the new chairman of the 39,000- member tribe in board action Tuesday, August 23.  More...

Sports

Athletes Learn New Volleyball Skills at Recreation Dept. Camp

Several Mackinac Island students partook in an annual Youth Volleyball Camp, sponsored by the City of Mackinac Island Recreation Department. More...

Soccer Opener Is a Sweep for Lakers; Volleyball 4-8 at Tournament

Mackinac Island Lakers Sweep Concord Academy in Soccer Opener

The Mackinac Island Lakers co-ed soccer team opened the 2011 season with a sweep of Concord Academy of Boyne City, 7-0 and 10-0, Friday, August 26, and Saturday, August 27.  On Saturday the Lakers used a balanced attack as nine players spearhead More...

Editorials

For the Record

In the article “Destructive Insects Rot Found in City Buildings on Market Street” published in the Town Crier August 27, the new 75-foot ladder and pumper truck will replace a 1973 pumper fire truck and not the 55-foot ladder truck.  More...

Letters

Greg Hokans Is Deserving of Article In Town Crier

To the Editor:  The Director’s Award presented to Greg Hokans in early August was well deserved.  More...

Consider Personal Touch for Mackinac Island Phone Calls

To the Editor:  More...

BPW Chair Lewand Resigns as Sewer Renovations Begin

Tom Lewand, chairman of the Mackinac Island Board of Public Works (BPW), has resigned, leaving the city in a quandary as it is about to embark on a $6.5 million sewer plant renovation. More...

New Faces of Michigan Tourism

International Travelers Growing

Nakamura Satosha hadn’t seen Mackinac Island in 25 years, but for him, a return journey to the Island wasn’t always just a car ride and boat trip away. More...

People

Lieutenant Gov. Calley and Family Visit Island

  Michigan Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley and his family spent the week on Mackinac Island and received a tour of state park sites to learn about the work of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission by Dennis Cawthorne, commission chair. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Irene Lovitt

Dorothy Irene Lovitt of Concord passed away suddenly at her home Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at the age of 78.  She was born November 19, 1932, in Jackson to Wayne and Mabel Lucas.  More...

Robert Bynoe II

Saturday, August 20, Mackinac was saddened and shocked to hear about the untimely death of Robert H. “Robbie” Bynoe II, 43. Flags were lowered to half staff in his honor.  More...

David Honeycutt

David Lee Honeycutt, 47, of St. Ignace, passed away unexpectedly at his home Sunday, August 28, 2011.  He was born September 6, 1963, in Garden City. He lived in Taylor until age 14, when he moved to Moran with his parents. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Allen a ‘Must-hire’ Power Behind Lansing Leaders

Over the decades, many Up North politicians have had powerful roles in all three branches of state government.  There was the brief flash of 1911-12 feisty Republican Governor Chase S. Osborn of Sault Ste. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

How Important Are Vitamins, Supplements, and Antioxidants?

Many folks believe that adding vitamins to their food intake will increase their energy. When asked to define a vitamin, the answers tend toward ambiguity. More...

Nature Notes

Butterfly Metamorphosis: Caterpillar Crawling To Fluttering Flight

What is it about butterflies that seems to fascinate us? Is it their ability to fly, their beautiful colors, their apparent delicacy, or their metamorphosis from one stage to another? More...

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