July 19, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

200 Get Closer Look at Round Island Lighthouse

The Federal Danube bulk carrier passes through the Round Island Passage Saturday afternoon, July 12, during the annual Round Island Lighthouse Open House. More...

News

Equestrian Center Offers Space in New Learning Center

The Mackinac Community Equestrian Center on British Landing Road is expanding, and has added a learning center equipped with televisions and Internet so it can host meetings and presentations. More...

City Council Wants to Take Measures to Protect Consumers

The City of Mackinac Island received another complaint from an Island visitor about a bad experience at a retail shop Wednesday, July 9, prompting councilmembers to call for action to help protect consumers. More...

Environmental Art Fills Public Library for July Exhibit

A new art exhibit at Mackinac Island Public Library explores the human connection with the natural environment, as artists sought to examine iconic plants that typify Mackinac Island or invasive plants that threaten the forest’s future. More...

Letters

Rolling Chairs Have No Place On Mackinac Island

To the Editor: After reading a recent article in the Town Crier, I did a Google search to see what an “Atlantic City rolling chair” looks like. More...

Silver Birches Restoration Should Be Supported

To the Editor: For years, many of us have ridden by Silver Birches, watching it slowly degenerate and hoping this unique, historic, and picturesque property could be saved. More...

Natalie J Takes First

Windquest 1st to Cross Line

After sailing through 12 straight hours of rain and fog, Windquest, an 86-foot boat skippered by Doug and Dick DeVos, was the first to cross the finish line for the 90th annual Bell’s Beer Bayview to Mackinac Race at 5:26 p.m. Sunday, July 13. More...

300+ Chicago Yachts Bound For Island

Heading into the unpredictable waters of Lake Michigan from the Chicago Lighthouse off Navy Pier, Chicago Yacht Club’s 106th Race to Mackinac racing division will begin Saturday, July 19. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

League of Conservation Voters Acts on Two Fronts

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters (LCV), which in recent years has shown growing clout in politics, last week exercised it on two fronts, especially in northern Michigan, where it made two of its only three endorsements in legislative primar More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

It has been a busy week with the arrival of the 90th annual Bell’s Bayview to Mackinac Race. The first sailboat to arrive, Windquest, reached Mackinac Island about 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, July 13. More...

Nature Notes

Eastern Wood-Pewee Sings Its Song for All of Mackinac Island to Hear

A friend of mine e-mailed me a video and audio recording of a bird, which she hadcaptured with her phone. In the video, you never see the bird, just the foliage and a fence, but then clearly you hear a bird song. More...

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