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News

Visitors to Island Fudge Festival Race to Find Golden Tickets

Golden ticket winner Greg VanDusen of St. Ignace (from right) poses for a picture with workers Annie Linn, Riley Parrish, and Lorin McDonald at Ryba’s Sunday, August 24. More...

For the Record...

The Planning Commission voted 6-2 to deny the Silver Birches conditional rezoning request Tuesday, August 12, according to the meeting’s unapproved minutes drafted by Planning Commission secretary Katie Pereny. More...

Picnic to Open School Year Will Honor Allen

Classes on Mackinac Island for the 2014-2015 school year will begin bright and early Tuesday morning, September 2. The annual celebration community picnic will be held at noon on the schoolyard in honor of retired teacher Karen Allen. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Benishek-Cannon 1st District U.S. Congressional Race Heats Up

Now that the primary is behind them, the race is rapidly heating up between 1st District U.S. Representative Dan Benishek (R-Iron River) and Democratic challenger Jerry Cannon of Fife Lake, a retired major general and former Kalkaska County sheriff. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The flowers all over Mackinac Island are outstanding. Metivier Inn’s gardens are beautiful. Dwight LaPine and Jeff Shaffer’s garden on French Lane is just beautiful and the aroma from their lilies is wonderful. More...

Nature Notes

This column is one that’s a bit of this and that. I like to call it “sightings.” These are things that people have seen and told me about, or that I have seen myself in the past couple of weeks. More...

Labor Day Jazz Festival Begins Friday

Jazz greats Ellis Marsalis and son Delfeayo, Tito Puente, Jr., and John Pizzarelli and his father, Bucky, headline this year’s Labor Day Jazz festival at Grand Hotel, with musical performances starting Friday evening and continuing through Sund More...

Community Supports Medical Center

With paddle in hand, Madelyn LePage of Warren (from left) peruses silent auction items as former classmates Ann Levy and Cordie Puttkammer, both of Mackinac Island, volunteer at the annual Mackinac I More...

Obituaries

Daniel Seeley

Daniel W. Seeley, 60, of Mackinac Island, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014, on Mackinac Island. He was born July 9, 1954, in Litchfield. Mr. More...

EULOGY

Tuesday, August 26, family and friends gathered at Ste. Anne’s Church for the service for Dan Seeley. Reverend Ron Smith, Reverend Trish Martin, Deacon Kitty Hannabass, and Lew Crusoe officiated at the service. More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Lakers Volleyball, Soccer Teams Start Seasons

Volleyball to Host Districts; Face Rebuilding Season Mackinac Island will host its first Michigan High School Athletic Association tournament when the Lakers volleyball squad will entertain the Class D playoffs during the week of November 3 to 10. More...

Letters

City Should Accept Recommendation and Move On

To the Editor: The City Council meeting held Wednesday, August 20, was as interesting for the issues discussed as it was for the method of governance. More...

Make People Aware of Traffic Rules

To the Editor: This letter is being written in response to an article published in the August 23 to August 29 issue of the Mackinac Island Town Crier entitled “Fender to Fender: A Look at Downtown Traffic.” More...

Silver Birches Issue Concerns Zoning, Not Preservation

To the Editor: In last week’s report of the August 12 Planning Commission meeting, the Town Crier reported in the first sentence, “The Planning Commission has said it will not recommend a plan to preserve Silver Birches by rezoning the l More...

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