May 17, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Extra Planes, Extra Pilots, Extra Effort

Businesses Credit Air Company and Collaboration During Winter Deliveries

The extra efforts of Great Lakes Air and cooperative support by Island businesses are credited with creatively solving the challenges of freight deliveries to the Island this spring, as cold weather and ice kept freight boats tied to their docks. More...

News

Work Begins on New Base for Statue of Liberty

Mackinac Island’s Statue of Liberty replica will be reinstalled this summer in a more prominent location on the lawn near the state marina across the street from Marquette Park.  More...

April 15: Civil Engineering Report Will Be Key, Planning Commissioners Say

Committee Gives Advice on Silver Birches Project

Concerns from neighbors over a proposal to rezone Silver Birches have prompted owner Liz Ware to consider modifying plans for future development. More...

May 13 Topics: Liquor Control, Birches Meeting

City Seeks To Control Entertainment

The Planning Commission will consider adding a special landuse regulation to the city’s zoning ordinance as a way to control where bars and restaurants can have live entertainment and dancing. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Obama Focus On Midwest Climate Change Threats

The Obama Administration last week released a call “for urgent action to combat the threats of climate change” that included specifics on Michigan and other Midwest states.  More...

Nature Notes

Mackinac Island’s Little Brown Bats Jeopardized by White Nose Syndrome

It has been a tough winter and spring for us humans. But as difficult as it has been for people, it has been equally hard, if not harder, for the organisms of the natural world, both plants and animals. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Spring really wants to come to Mackinac Island, but it has been a very slow start. We do have a few flowers blooming, including purple violets by the tennis courts at Grand Hotel, crocuses, and daffodils. More...

Beaver Dock Becomes New Freight Terminal

The City of Mackinac Island will use the Beaver Dock as a municipal freight terminal for 60 days to address mounting concerns over increased congestion at Star Line and Shepler docks. More...

New Freight Plan Is Coordinated

A new system for delivering freight on Mackinac Island is being coordinated this spring, as Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry has stepped in as the Island’s primary freight hauler for the first time. More...

People

BIRTH

Hannah Hosé

Greg and Rose Mary Hosé of Downers Grove, Illinois, announce the birth of a daughter, Hannah Breslin Hosé, born Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.  She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces at birth and measured 19 inch More...

WEDDING

Tracy Quinter Weds Gabriel Cowell

Tracy Quinter and Gabriel Cowell, both of Mackinac Island, were united in marriage Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church. Officiating the ceremony was Father Jim Williams. More...

Obituaries

Anne Killinger

Anne Kathryn Killinger, 78, of Warrenton, Virginia, died Saturday, March 1, 2014. More...

William Early

William Lee Early, 76, of Bonita Springs, Florida, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Joanne’s House in Bonita Springs.  He was born December 10, 1937, to Michael and Minnie (nee Stevens) Early in Detroit.  Mr. More...

Francis Straus

A memorial for Francis Straus will be held Friday, June 20, at the Little Stone Church on Mackinac Island. The service will begin at 11:30 a.m. and a reception will follow.  Dr. More...

Letters

Let’s Not Repeat Downtown

Development Mistakes

To the Editor: I was stunned when I read the Mackinac Island Town Crier’s report on Silver Birches recent developments. The developer is now asking for rezoning from its present low density residential use (R-1) to an exact opposite use. More...

Teacher Asks for Help With Fifth Grade Letter Project

To the Editor:   My name is Kip Van Winkle, and I am the fifth grade teacher at Faith Christian School in Kearney, Nebraska.  More...

Student Wants to Learn More About Michigan

To the Editor:   My name is Colby, and I am a fifth grader at Faith Christian School in Kearney, Nebraska.  More...

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