December 14, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

New Chief Riccinto to Lead by Example

Ready to take his title as a working chief seriously, Mackinac Island’s new chief of police, Brett Riccinto, can be seen most mornings waiting at the Arnold Dock for the first boat of workers to come to the Island. More...

News

Public Hearing Scheduled for Clarified Historic District Boundaries

The Mackinac Island Historic District Study Committee has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, December 17, at 1 p.m. More...

Mackinac Island City Council

Bans Lanterns, Approves Business Licenses

Sky and water lanterns are now banned on Mackinac Island. The rule will take effect in early December, after which time residents and visitors will no longer be able to release the flame-powered paper devices into the air or on water.  More...

Tourism Bureau Announces New Board Members

Mackinac Island Toursim Bureau members, announced in October, are Brian Bailey, John Hulett, Patti Ann Moskwa, Dan Musser, and Ken Neyer. More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Opens Hoops Season Against Maplewood Baptist

The Mackinac Island Lakers basketball teams opened the season with four game Northern Lights League series at home against the Maplewood Baptist Academy Black Bears Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7, losing all four.  The Lakers dropp More...

Lakers Volleyball Completes Season at Districts

The Mackinac Island Lakers volleyball team completed the 2013 season with a loss in the Class D districts to Rudyard, 25- 11, 25-10,25-4, at Mackinaw City Monday, November 4.  More...

Mackinac Island Lakers Begin 25th Season in Northern Lights League

The Mackinac Island Lakers will celebrate their 25th anniversary in the Northern Lights League, the smallest conference (by enrollment) affiliated with the Michigan High School Athletic Association.  More...

Breaking News - 12/26/2013 12:47 PM

Breaking News Section

This winter, the Town Crier will be posting stories to the Web between our printed editions. They will be available only to our paid online subscribers and can be found under the “Breaking News” button on the left side of the Web site. More...

Deputy Clerk to Start in January

Starting Monday, January 6, the City of Mackinac Island will have a deputy clerk. Linda Price was chosen by city clerk Karen Lennard to fill the position, which council approved in November. Ms. Price will work with Mrs. More...

People

ENGAGEMENT

Bynoe and Naber to Wed

Mrs. Robert H. (Judy) Bynoe of Mackinac Island announces the engagement of her daughter, Margaret “Peggy” Rose Bynoe, to Jeffrey Steven Naber, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Naber of Holland, Michigan. More...

Bob Spitzer Bags Buck

Left: Bob Spitzer of Mackinac Island shot this 8-point buck Friday, November 15, about 8:15 a.m. in Leelanau County. More...

Obituaries

Kathy Hosford

Kathy Diane Hosford, 58, of Mackinac Island and Wolverine, formerly of Lansing, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013, at her home.  She was born September 6, 1955, in Sallisaw, Oklahoma.  She married Dan Hosford July 16, 1988.  Mrs. More...

Mary Simonetti

Mary Suzanne Simonetti, 48, of Inverness, Florida, died Sunday, December 1, 2013, at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness.  She was born March 3, 1965, on Mackinac Island, to Albert and Mary Summerfield.  Mrs. More...

Michelle Morgan

Michelle Lynn Morgan, who worked for many years at Grand Hotel, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013, at the age of 35. She lived in Menifee, California, and died at Loma Linda Hospital.  More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

The Michigan Ties of Nelson Mandela

Global icon Nelson Mandela, the 1994-97 South Africa president whose death last week had worldwide coverage seldom seen, had Michigan ties.  More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Meet the Students and Staff of Mackinac Island Public School

Monday, December 9, and Tuesday, December 10, Jack Frost waved his magic wand and made Mackinac Island a winter wonderland. We received about a foot of beautiful white, fluffy snow, which thrilled everyone on the Island. More...

HORSE TALES

Cariole: Winter Carriages and Their Early Role on Mackinac Island

The horses that lived their winters on Mackinac Island in the days of yore were used for both work and pleasure. More...

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