June 30, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

All Boat Lines Find Franchise Approval

The three boat companies have been approved for ferry franchises with the City of Mackinac Island, and the new ferry franchise ordinance goes into effect Tuesday, July 10. More...

News

For the Record...

The June 23 article on the archaeological excavation at Colonial Michilimackinac contained a photograph which identified Andrew Novack as Mackinac State Historic Parks curator for archaeology and the head of the excavation. Mr. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, June 27, Bev Benjamin placed first, Kay Berke placed second, Toots Gillespie placed third, and Nancy Keogh placed fourth.   More...

Little Barn To Host Programs

Mackinac Island Children’s Riding Academy

The Little Barn on Mission Hill, also known as the Mackinac Island Children’s Riding Academy, invites the public to join them for any of its equestrian events throughout the summer.  More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Michigan Races Are Heating Up

Sparked in part by recent campaigning here by President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, Michigan is getting increased notice as a swing state in the presidential election where latest polling suggests a dead heat.  More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Consumer Beware: Recent Food Recalls Raise Product Safety Questions

Although there are well-established checks and balances and contemporaneous United States government oversight into the sources and safety of all food products, the dangers of food poisoning lurk in many places.  More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather has been very pleasant with bright, sunny days and cool evenings. The sunsets have been breathtaking, with rainbow colors reflecting off the Straits of Mackinac. People line the boardwalk to watch the sun descend in the west. More...

Public Opinion Still Coming In On Historic Districts

Collection of public opinion continues regarding the creation of two historic districts proposed for downtown Mackinac Island, following a public hearing June 16. More...

Police Dog Has Special Skills

Dachshund Visits Mackinac Island on Fundraising Tour for Volunteer Work

On the afternoon of Sunday, June 24, while visitors to Mackinac Island roamed among the gift shops and restaurants on Main Street, Sue Stejskal sat outside Island Bookstore at a table covered in documents, awards, and a miniature wire-haired dachshun More...

Island To Celebrate 4th

Games, Picnic, Regatta, Fireworks on Slate

There will be several celebratory events on Mackinac Island for the Fourth of July. Fort Mackinac will host an 1880’s Independence Day with a 38- gun salute at 3 p.m. and cannon firing at 8:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Lorone Ste. Claire Porter

Lorone “Lornie” Ste. Claire Porter of Mackinac Island died peacefully Friday, June 22, 2012, at Vital Care Hospice House in Cheboygan. She was 85 years old.  More...

Sports

Vintage Base Ball Teams Open Season on Mackinac Island

“Was that too high for you, sir?” Chris “Milkbone” Bauer asked the batter after throwing a perfect strike against Brett Saxton. Mr. More...

St. Ignace Car Show Packs Weekend Full of Free Family Fun

This weekend, downtown St. Ignace will fill up with shiny cars from a variety of eras for the 36th annual St. More...

Father Jim Williams Retires

Retirement Celebration Is Monday

A retirement celebration and open house for Father Jim Williams will be Monday, July 2, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ste. Anne Parish Hall. Fr. Williams has served in the Catholic Church for 42 years, and currently serves as associate pastor at Ste. More...

Letters

Mackinac Has Its Own Special Charms

To the Editor:  You may find all you wish in Mackinaw City, but you also dodge the traffic, get overwhelmed with cars, parking, and noise.  More...

Mackinac Is A Delight

To the Editor:  I look forward to each issue of the Town Crier.  Mackinac Island has been a delight to my family. My parents honeymooned there many years ago. (I am 85 years old and the middle of three children).  Connie Maddox  More...

Island Nature Offers Escape Into Another World

To the Editor:  More...

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