June 24, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

State Cancels Line 5 Risk Study

The state has terminated its contract for a Line 5 pipeline risk analysis, citing a conflict of interest with an employee of the contractor, just days before a draft report was to be delivered. More...

News

Dark Sky Park Observatory Debuts on Mackinaw City Lakeshore

The new the Waterfront Event Center and Observatory at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park had its grand opening ceremony Thursday, June 22, including a ribbon cutting, the dedication of its telescopes, and speeches from local and state officia More...

For the Record...

In the June 16 issue of the Town Crier, in the story, “‘Lily’s Tales,’ ‘Lily’s Secret’ Are New Projects for McNamara-Underwood,” it incorrectly states that Mrs. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, June 21, Janis Holle placed first, Kay Berke placed second, and Nancy Keogh placed third.   More...

Mackinac Island To Celebrate Bicentennial July 7

A special city council session, open-house tour of government offices, community hall reception, and costumed historic interpreters will be features of a 200th–anniversary celebration by the City of Mackinac Island, the municipality’s Eve More...

Park Offers Three Lots For Sale

The Mackinac Island State Park Commission is offering three lots for sale in Hubbard’s Annex, the first time in its 122- year history it has sold any of the expansive Island property it owns.  More...

People

Puttkammer Receives Alumni Award

Annex resident Cordelia ‘Cordie’ (Hartwell) Puttkammer has received the 2017 Alumni Achievement Award from Annie Wright Schools. Mrs. More...

Obituaries

William ‘Willie’ Fisher

William J. “Willie” Fisher, 64, of Mackinac Island, passed away early Thursday morning, June 15, 2017, at his home. More...

Columnists

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Once again, the weather was very mixed this past weekend. On Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17, the sun was bright and winds were calm. The children had a great time in the bouncy houses on Windermere Point. More...

A Look at History

Picturesque Cottages Contribute to National Historic Landmark Status

Today’s visitors to Mackinac Island will see, as they climb up the hill west of Grand Hotel, a line of Victorian cottages climbing the hill with them. More...

Nature Notes

Lilac Borer Makes Appearance on Island

This past week was the Lilac Festival, with a salute to these beautiful shrubs (although we sometimes call them trees because of the large size, with some stems measuring more than 29 inches in diameter). More...

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