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Mission Point Offers Updated Workout Center

Mission Point Resort's upgraded exercise facility now offers fitness training, Pilates, or weight lifting with a monthly membership. More...

Donors Aid Red Cross Effort

American Red Cross held a blood drive at Community Hall Wednesday, August 15, to give Island residents, summer workers, and visitors the opportunity to donate blood to Great Lakes region hospitals, which stretch from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan, mo More...

Court Sets Deadlines for Construction Steps on Webster Project

Following years of unmet deadlines and promises to build a home, Len and Sue Webster now must comply with a courtordered building schedule on their three Hubbard's Annex lots. More...

Commission Calls for Master Plan Update

Planning Commissioners want a progress report from the Master Plan Committee and have asked for an update when they next meet Tuesday, September 11. More...

Music Festival To Be Aug. 21-23

The fourth annual Mackinac Island Music Festival this weekend features diverse styles at both free and paid events. More...

Hickory Stick Classic Is August 17

Wawashkamo Golf Club will host the sixth annual Hickory Stick Classic starting Friday, August 17, with a traditional shootout and cookout. The tournament will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, August 18. More...

Stuck, Sheppard Top Golfers in Battle Day Tournament

The Battle Day Tournament at Wawashkamo Golf Club drew 48 players Saturday, August 4, with two teams tied for first, settled with an extra hole of competiton. More...

Bogan's Film Screening a Success

"You need to shorten the ending scene!" "Keep the original music!" "It would be best to switch a few of the scenes around!" "Hey Bogan, you're missing a necessary scene! More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 15, Howard Burdett placed first, Nicki Krzykowski placed second, Audrey Gallery placed third, and Marcia Dunnigan placed fourth. More...

Island Firefighters Cruise to Their Sixth Guns 'n Hoses Victory, 16-8

The Mackinac Island Fire Department posted back-toback five-run innings to take early command of the sixth annual Guns and Hoses benefit baseball game Sunday, August 12, at Great Turtle Park. More...

Rendezvous of the Straits Powwow Will Feature Timothy Kent

A Rendezvous at the Straits French Voyager Reenactment and Powwow, a family event celebrating the history of the St. Ignace area, will take place Saturday, August 25, and Sunday, August 26, at Father Marquette Memorial Park in St. Ignace. More...

Diane Neyer's Market Street Garden Is a Palette of Colors

Walking near the Metivier Inn on Market Street, many people have been inspired to stop and take photographs, lean down to smell the flowers, and even venture indoors to ask, "How on Earth do you get your astilbes to grow that big? More...

St. Ignace Eyed For Michigan Transportation Museum

The St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority is positioning itself to operate a transportation museum in downtown St. Ignace that will house state artifacts, including items from the Mackinac Bridge and the former state car ferries. More...

For the Record...

In the August 11 issue of the Town Crier, the name of Mary Dufina was incorrectly spelled with two f's. More...

Dr. Lucian Vlad To Serve as Resident Physician

Dr. Lucian Vlad arrived as resident physician at the Mackinac Island Medical Center Sunday, August 12, and will conclude his stay Suday, August 26. Dr. More...

CBS Early Show To Broadcast From Grand Hotel

Dave Price and the CBS Early Show will return to Mackinac Island Thursday, August 23, for a live broadcast of its Great American Vacation series on the front porch of Grand Hotel. More...

Bradshaw Completes Swim Around Island

Following an 8.2 mile swim on Saturday, August 11, that spanned almost five hours around Mackinac Island, Kathy Bradshaw exited the water to see people lining each side of the Star Line dock. More...

Three Injured in Carriage Crash

A horse-drawn carriage traveled east on Huron Street near Mission Hill, and after one of the horses was spooked, the pair began running, crashing through a chain-link fence Friday, August 3, and hitting a tree. More...

Safety Officer Program Serves as Training Ground for Criminal Justice Students

The Traffic Safety Officer program on Mackinac Island was initiated six years ago in response to city concerns about congestion on Main Street. More...

Annex Neighbors Gather To Enjoy Summer Picnic

About 40 Hubbard's Annex residents gathered for an afternoon of games and food at their annual potluck picnic Friday, July 6. Adults and children participated in a water balloon toss, tug-of-war, Frisbee golf, and a raw egg toss. More...

Rebecca Spitzer To Study in Israel

Rebecca Spitzer will spend a year studying in Israel with 21 other students at the Emunah V'Omanut school, which translates to "Faith and Art." She looks forward to visiting holy sites to supplement classroom studies in religion and art. More...

Poetry Reading Offered Tuesday

Island residents and visitors are invited to an open poetry reading and discussion at 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, at Anne's Tablet, and to bring poems to read or recite. Simple refreshments will be provided. More...

Mother and Daughter Win Hunter Pace Competition

In Hunter Pace, the fastest team probably won't be the winner. That's because teams try to complete the course closest to a secret time set by the judges. More...

Dozens of Riders, 20 Events Make Island Horse Show a Success

Not only was it the 37th anniversary of Mackinac Island 's first Horse Show, but it was the 37th anniversary of Rondi Wuerfel and her judging career in the horse ring. More...

Island Great Place for Impressionists' Style of Plein Air Painting

Dan and Marcia Dunnigan hosted 23 members of the Great Lakes Plein Air Painters Association (GLPAPA) at a dinner reception at their East Bluff Donnybrook Cottage Saturday, July 14. More...

Poetry Reading Set For Aug. 21

Island residents and visitors are invited to an open poetry reading and discussion at 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, at Anne's Tablet, and to bring their own poems or their favorite poem to read or recite. Simple refreshments will be provided. More...

Youth Camp Spots Available

Space is available at Angels Among Us Youth Camp, a camp serving foster children and youths ages seven to 17 who have lost a parent. More...

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