June 2, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Lilac Festival Begins June 8

The lilacs are now in bloom on Mackinac Island, and this spring, monarchs and other butterflies are plentiful, Trish Martin reports in her Nature Notes column in this issue. The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival celebrates these signature flowers. More...

News

Conference Aims To Aid Communities In Planning Healthy Choices

Encouraging healthy lifestyles, everything to eating right to getting plenty of exercise, requires planning and community engagement. More...

Economic Development Effort Pitched by County Commissioners

Mackinac Island City Council

Taxable values are rising on Mackinac Island, and could provide $12,941.88 in additional tax revenue without changing the current millage of 8.0472, the Mackinac Island City Council learned Wednesday, May 30. More...

City Makes Committee Appointments

City committee and commission appointments were made and approved at the Mackinac Island City Council meeting Wednesday, May 30, an annual process.  City Council Committees  Public Safety: Armin Porter, Dan Wightman, Sam Barnwell.  Ord More...

Letters

Reader Appreciates Online Version

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor: I am a recent subscriber to the Mackinac Island Town Crier. I would like to thank you for making it available in a mobile friendly version online. It is a pleasure to read. Brian Westphal Ypsilanti More...

Legislation Would Strip City Power To Franchise; Cut Fee

Control Would Be in Hands of MPSC

Two new bills introduced to the Michigan Senate Tuesday, May 29, may strip the city of Mackinac Island’s power to charge a ferry franchise fee and, instead, put the responsibility in the hands of the Michigan Public Service Commission. More...

Fort Mackinac Upgrades Proposed, And Changes for Michilimackinac

While the Fort Mackinac cannon fired outside, a wisp of smoke and the caustic smell of gunpowder drifting in through an open window, the Mackinac Island State Park Commission voted unanimously to adopt a new five-year plan for the future of the park& More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

A Look At Michigan Congressional Races

With one possible exception, the hottest action in this year’s Michigan’s congressional campaigns will be far downstate, where some incumbents face stiff primary competition in part because of redistricting and also because of rise of the More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

It was a very busy Memorial Day weekend on Mackinac, with people enjoying summerlike weather. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

An Essay on Arthritis: Effects on Lifestyle; Options For Treatment

Arthritis is a common term used to describe conditions affecting joints and surrounding tissues, accompanied by pain and structural changes from diverse causes. More...

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