December 10, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Ste. Anne’s Adding Historical Mural

Dennis Orlowski has great passion for his painting. Standing in the middle of a curved wall hallway on the ground floor of Ste. Anne’s Church on Mackinac Island, he talks about the mural he has been commissioned to paint. More...

News

Dufina Receives Island Tourism Bureau Award

Mackinac Island and St. Ignace business owner Ron Dufina was recognized for his efforts and contributions to tourism with a lifetime achievement award from the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau.  More...

Two Lawsuits Challenge Mackinac Island Peddling Ordinance

Two lawsuits were filed against the City of Mackinac Island, one filed in 11th Circuit Court in Mackinac County, the other filed in Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan. More...

City Moving Forward With Renovation of Public Restrooms

Cloghaun Gets OK for Vinyl Siding

Designs for the public restrooms have been approved by the Mackinac Island City Council. More...

Obituaries

Joseph ‘Joey’ Pann

Joseph “Joey” M. Pann, Jr., 29, of St. Ignace, was a pilot working at the Mackinac County Airport who had previously worked as a flight instructor. Mr. Pann died Saturday, December 3, 2011, in an accident in St. More...

Michael McCourt

Michael Patrick McCourt, 48, of Pleasant Ridge, died Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at his home after a two-year battle with cancer.  He was born November 16, 1962, the oldest of Patrick and Peggy McCourt’s four boys. More...

Mary Wellington

Mary Margaret (nee Thompson) Wellington, a longtime resident of Sault Ste. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Snyder Wisely Vetoes First Bill

For governors, the pen is mightier than the pulpit.  With their strokes, they put into office judges and others who often outlast the governors; sign bills into law, and, on relatively rare occasions, veto legislation.  More...

Nature Notes

White Sightings - Rabbit, Two Swans, and Bald Eagle Spotted

A couple of weeks ago, while checking cottages, I came upon a few Island residents. It was a cold, blustery day, the kind that often produces snow, but none of that white stuff was anywhere in sight (though we hopefully will be seeing it soon). More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

May this wonderful time of the year  Bring joy and happiness to your heart!  More...

Island Community Loses Two Men in Plane Crash

Crews Aid in Exhaustive Search for Local Pilot and Passenger; Investigation Underway: What Brought Down Plane Bound for Island?

Joe Pann of St. Ignace and Tom Phillips of Mackinac Island died in a plane crash on a flight from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island Saturday night, December 3. More...

Downtown Construction Moves Ahead

The development of the Bicycle Street Inn on Mackinac Island is moving forward, unaffected by the discovery of human bones during the site excavation in November.  Property owner and developer Ira Green said the construction will continue throug More...

People

Katherine Cederholm, Brett Mallory United in Marriage

Katherine “Katie” Anne Cederholm and Brett Adam Mallory of Cheboygan were united in marriage Saturday, September 17, 2011, at St. More...

Pollyanna Smith, Dominic Redman United in Marriage

Pollyanna Evangeline Smith and Dominic David Redman, both of Mackinac Island, exchanged wedding vows at Ste. Anne’s Church, Saturday, October 8, 2011, witnessed by many friends and family. Ms. More...

Meet the Students and Staff of Mackinac Island Public School

Enjoying their first experience in school, preschool students include (front, from left) Lakelyn Bunker, Maddy Crawford, Madison Gamble, Kaya Quinn, Kiera McManus, (middle) volunteer parent Gareen Ea More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Basketball Teams Swept By Maplewood Baptist

The Mackinac Island Lakers girls and boys basketball teams were swept by the Maplewood Baptist Academy Black Bears during a home weekend series Friday, December 2, and Saturday, December 3.  More...

Fritz George Retires From Wawashkamo Golf Course

Frederick “Fritz” George III turned out the lights and closed the club house door for the last time as the golf pro for Wawash- kamo golf course on Mackinac Island Monday, October 17. More...

Chuck Olson Named Wawashkamo Golf Course Pro

Traverse City native Chuck Olson has been named the new golf pro for Wawashkamo Golf Club, filling the spot held by retiring pro Fritz George. More...

Letters

Islanders Have Many Reasons To Count Their Blessings

To the Editor:  In the last year or so, many people have commented both here and online how Mackinac Island is “ruined,” or “wrecked,” or the more disparaging, “Glad I don’t live there anymore.” Most of More...

Island Businesses Should Meet High Standards of Quality

To the Editor:  My husband and I have been coming and staying on Mackinac Island several times a year in the past 13 years. In fact, when we retired, we moved to the Upper Peninsula from southern California to be closer to Mackinac Island.  More...

McNally Cottage Destruction

To the Editor:  After receiving my October issue of the Town Crier, it saddened me to learn the McNally Cottage would be coming down Tuesday, November 1.  No doubt, the developers had their reasons for not responding to offers to sell the M More...

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