October 8, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

News

Wood-like Material Considered for Siding

A request from Cloghaun Bed and Breakfast to replace wood siding with vinyl on the rear of the building has led to a proposed ordinance change. More...

Annex Residents Say Road Project Could Impact Historic Status

A project to widen Annex Road on Mackinac Island to 16 feet has raised concerns from property owners, who say the project will compromise the historic integrity of the neighborhood, but the city says the work is necessary to accommodate carriages pas More...

Island Public School Welcomes Gregg Neville

Gregg Neville has joined the staff at Mackinac Island Public School as a history, government, and geography high school teacher. He began working at the school September 12.  More...

Obituaries

Gregory Jude Hokans

Gregory Jude Hokans – Father, Husband, Businessman and Everyday Adventurer Died On September 12, 2011, at age 47  More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Lakers Earn 100th Career Win for Coach Mary Patay

Mackinac Island soccer coach Mary Patay earned her 100th career win in 12 years after the Lakers defeated the Munising Baptist Bobcats 4-0 during a Northern Lights League road contest Tuesday, September 20.  More...

Lakers Volleyball Sweeps Soaring Eagles During League Weekend Series

The Mackinac Island Lakers swept the Hannahville Soaring Eagles in a weekend Northern Lights League home series Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1, with both matches going to the maximum five games. More...

Letters

Newspaper Chronicles Life on Mackinac Island

To the Editor:  Enclosed is our subscription for another year of the Town Crier. We look forward to a very informative log of life on your beautiful Island.  Keep up the good work.  The Rev. and Mrs. More...

Enjoys Reunions With Mackinac Island Servers

To the Editor: Please renew my subscription to the Town Crier. It will be the sunny spot in my winter months. We just celebrated our 18th year of reunions with past Little Bob’s Restaurant waitresses and other family Island lovers. More...

McNally Cottage Coming Down Nov. 1

The demolition of McNally Cottage on Main Street is slated to begin Tuesday, November 1, the permits issued by the Mackinac Island City Council at its meeting Wednesday, October 5.  More...

NLEA: Why Not Buy Icebreaker To Assure Winter Access To Island? Michigan Politics

Public Presentation of Economic Development Strategy Is October 12 Michigan’s Top 2010 Campaigns ‘Least Accountable Ever’

Make a sustainable investment in economic development by hiring a professional director and appointing a local committee to work on the issue, consultants have advised Mackinac County commissioners. More...

People

Judy Bynoe Receives Catholic Service Award for Work at Ste. Anne’s

For seven years, Judy Bynoe has quietly slipped in and out of Ste. Anne’s Church, mostly without notice. During each weekly visit, she placed fresh linens on the altar and took the replaced linens home to wash and iron. Mrs. More...

Porters Reflect on Life in Historic West Bluff Cottage

As Lornie Porter walks through the West Bluff cottage she and her husband, Bill, have lived in for 43 years, she tells the history of the comfortablyworn decorative rugs that cover the wood floorboards, the family photos on the walls and her horsebac More...

Mackinac Island Synagogue Receives Donation of Torah Scroll

Members of the Kehillat Hatzav Hagadol Jewish congregation on Mackinac Island celebrated the arrival of a torah scroll Wednesday, September 28, in a ceremony at the Grand Hotel just before the beginning of Rosh Hashanah services.  The occasion w More...

Columnists

HORSE TALES

Freeze Brands Result in Horse’s Hair Growing in White Patterns

If you look very closely at the many horses we have on Mackinac Island in any given summer season, chances are you may come across one or two animals that wear a brand. More...

Nature Notes

People Change Landscape By Bringing In New Plant Species

Fall is upon us and the leaves are turning. Fewer visitors are coming to the Island. Yard work is mainly cleaning up dead and dying plants and raking leaves. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Exercise, Light Exposure Are Among Keys To Winter Health

This fall is coming upon us and will be welcomed as a nice respite from the recent quirky summer. This winter might be moderate or severe, but it will be cold. More...

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