September 13, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Proposed Hotel Denied by HDC

After months of deliberation, the City of Mackinac Island Historic District Commission denied the two versions of the proposed Main Dock Inn Tuesday, September 10, finding that the plans did not meet several criteria of the Secretary of the Interior& More...

News

Next Newspaper Issue Is October

With this issue of the Mackinac Island Town Crier, our summer publication season comes to an end, and, until next May, publication will be every other month.  The next issue will be published Friday, October 11, followed by issues in December, F More...

Music Festival Slated for Oct.

The 9th annual Mackinac Island Music Festival will be Saturday, October 12, through Saturday, October 19. The theme for this year’s festival is “Heart of a Woman,” and will highlight performances by several female musicians.  More...

‘Everyone’s A Winner’ in This Year’s Labor Day Regatta

The sun was shining and temperatures were warm, but light winds meant poor sailing conditions for the annual Horn’s Bar Labor Day Regatta hosted by Mackinac Island Yacht Club Saturday, August 31.  More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

100 YEARS AGO The Republican-News Friday, September 6, 1913 More...

Internet, TV Upgrades Underway

Work on a fiber-optic cable upgrade by Lighthouse.net continues, with major components scheduled for installation in November. More...

Business Is Good, Merchants Report

Weather is the hot topic when talking about this year’s summer tourist season, as this year’s cold spring is the most likely culprit of the season’s slow start, according to shop owners and ferry companies.  “May was a mo More...

Sports

Lakers Fall To Black Bears in NLL Match

The Mackinac Island Lakers dropped a Northern Lights League volleyball contest to the Maplewood Baptist Academy Black Bears 17-25, 25-19, 24- 26, 21-25 during an afternoon home match Tuesday, September 10.  More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Mark Schauer Makes Early Visits Up North

In his quest to unseat Governor Rick Snyder, Democrat Mark Schauer of Battle Creek has made early northern campaign swings in both peninsulas, including stops below the bridge last weekend.  More...

Nature Notes

Many Interesting Birds Make Mackinac Island Their Summer Home, Too

During the month of August I had a number of readers call or e-mail me about interesting birds they had seen, and what a wide variety of birds there were: water birds, warblers, and even a cuckoo, not to mention the hawks and eagles that I wrote abou More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

This past weekend was busy, with more than 1,800 runners participating in the St. Ignace Kiwanis Club Race around the Island Saturday, September 7. More...

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