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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...

Line 5 Successfully Passes Hydrostatic Tests

The second half of the hydrostatic testing process on the underwater Straits of Mackinac crossing portion of the Enbridge Energy Line 5 pipeline went off without a hitch Friday, June 16, as the company successfully pressure tested its eastern pipe up More...

Lilac Festival Poster Artists Come Together To Discuss Their Work

Every year, the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival poster represents creativity and an energetic vibe for all things Mackinac Island wrapped into a single painting.  More...

23 Island Students Take to the Water for Swimming Lessons

Twenty-three Mackinac Island Public School students took swimming lessons in the Grand Hotel pool last week under the tutelage of Island Recreation Director Mary Patay and Margie Hessler.  The week-long course, just for Island pupils, was design More...

Grand Parade Is A Colorful Finale to Summer Lilac Celebration

Main Street Mackinac Island was packed with guests from around the world for the 69th annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Grand Parade Sunday, June 18, the colorful finale that brought to an end another 10-day celebration of the Island’s uniq More...

Michigan State Police Open House To Be Held June 23

The Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post will host its annual open house Friday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is free to attend.  More...

1,024 Runners, Walkers Participate in Lilac Festival 10K Race

A record 1,024 runners and walkers from Michigan, Florida, Indiana, and elsewhere showed up at the Windermere Point starting line for the annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival 10K race Saturday, June 10.  More...

Greyhounds Steal the Show at Annual Dog, Pony Parade

Greyhounds dressed as founding fathers and purple butterflies stole the show at the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival’s 11th Annual Epona and Barkus Parade, held on the boardwalk at Windermere Point.   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...

‘Poetic Visions of Mackinac’ Exhibit Showcases Student Creativity

“Poetic Visions of Mackinac,” an exhibit of poetry, photography, and original artwork from Mackinac Island Public School students, is on display until August 19 at the Mackinac Arts Council Center for the Arts at Mission Point.  More...

Conservation Group, Boy Scouts Participate in Garlic Mustard Pull

In Mackinac Island’s continual battle against invasive species, 19 volunteers removed 540 pounds of garlic mustard plants from a road near Wawashkamo Golf Club and the entrance to the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center earlier this month.&nbs More...

Study of Island Housing Market Presented to Committee

Excessive prices caused by vacation homes, a lack of available land or utilities, and a strain on available housing stock caused by seasonal workers are factors in a critical year-around housing shortage on Mackinac Island, according to a market stud More...

New Programs, Exhibits at British Landing Nature Center

Taking a leisurely bicycle ride around Mackinac Island has long been a pastime of residents and tourists alike. More...

National Triathlon Champion Visits Mackinac After Big Race

Audrey Jensen, a professor at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, stopped in Grand Rapids long enough to win her division of that city’s 2017 triathlon Sunday, June 11, before visiting friends Skip and Mary Warp on Mackinac Island’s W More...

Wings Win First Round of Lilac Festival Street Hockey Tournament

As the sun was setting on the water, a crowd gathered on Windermere Point to watch the St. Ignace Storms compete against the Mackinac Island Red Wings in the annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival street hockey tournament Monday, June 12.  More...

Horses, Dogs Come Together for Blessing of the Animals

Horses and dogs circled around Brother Jim Boynton of Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church and The Reverends Ron Smith and Trish Martin of Trinity Episcopal Church to begin the annual Lilac Festival Blessing of the Animals.  More...

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