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News

A Moment from Fort Michilimackinac’s 250th Anniversary

Fifty years ago I, my husband David A. Armour, and our children spent our first summer at Mackinac. Dr. Eugene T. More...

Off-street Bike Parking Lots Help Quell Congestion Downtown

Chief Suggests More Lots Might Be Even Better

Adding off-street public bicycle parking downtown has helped quell overwhelming congestion that plagued Main Street in 2014, said Mackinac Island Police Chief Brett Riccinto, even with increased tourist traffic this summer. More...

Mission Church Gets New Coat of Paint

A volunteer group from New Life Church of Ann Arbor has been painting Mission Church since May, and finished Wednesday, August 12. More...

Letters

Please Don’t Impose Noise on The Rest of Us

To the Editor: My wife and I read with delight the Town Crier article, “Island Police Work To Keep Night Noise to a Minimum” (August 8, 2015), until we reached the conclusion on page 14. More...

Classes Begin September 8 at Mackinac Island School

75 Enrolled for Coming School Year

Mackinac Island Public School will ring in the new school year at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, September 8. The summer months provided an opportunity to clean, paint, and rearrange a few classrooms. More...

This Monday and Tuesday on Island

Grand Garden Show Offers Magical Theme

An expected 750 gardeners will overtake Grand Hotel early next week during the third Grand Garden Show. The event offers seminars and private garden tours Monday, August 31, and Tuesday, September 1. More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Soccer Begins Season With Strong Roster

Veteran Coach Mary Patay will have 12 athletes on the soccer field for the Lakers squad in 2015. More...

Lakers Post Two Shutouts in Season Openers

Mackinac Island goalie Christian Styburski, a junior, recorded two shutouts during the soccer opening season doubleheader, as the Lakers defeated the Whittemore Prescott Cardinals 6-0 Friday, August 21, and 1-0 Saturday, August 22. More...

Five Players, Veteran Coach Return to Island Volleyball Team

Five strong returning players will build the Lakers 2015 team. Coach Terrie Armstrong is in her 11th year as the Mackinac Island volleyball coach. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Plan Zero Best Describes Current Status of Road Fix

Since the overwhelming defeat of the $1.2 billion road fix ballot proposal in May, the GOP-ruled Legislature repeatedly has failed to come up with a Plan B. As of last week’s adjournment, we have Plan Zero. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Many weddings were held on Mackinac Island Saturday, August 22. The wedding carriages would pass by with happy bridal couples waving to everyone. The weather turned nasty Sunday, August 23, with high winds and heavy rain. More...

A Look at History

Island Peace Garden Celebrates 200 Years Since Hostilities Ended

Several weeks ago, the Mackinac Island Peace Garden was dedicated on one of the most historic spots on the harbor front. More...

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