June 2, 2012 RSS feed / News

Conference Aims To Aid Communities In Planning Healthy Choices

Encouraging healthy lifestyles, everything to eating right to getting plenty of exercise, requires planning and community engagement. More...

City Makes Committee Appointments

City committee and commission appointments were made and approved at the Mackinac Island City Council meeting Wednesday, May 30, an annual process.  City Council Committees  Public Safety: Armin Porter, Dan Wightman, Sam Barnwell.  Ord More...

Benefit Golf Outing Is Friday

A Spring Golf Outing will be Friday, June 1, at 1 p.m. at the Wawashkamo Golf Course. The fee is $100 per person with proceeds benefiting Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau. More...

City May Add Sand To Beach Below Grand Hotel With Ferry Funds

Several options for an employee retirement contribution plan are being discussed by the city’s Finance Committee, and, at its meeting Thursday, May 24, a proposal was made to add more sand to the beach below Grand Hotel, using ferry boat franch More...

Couple Fulfills Lifelong Dream With Purchase of Mackinac Island Coffee Shop

Vicki and Al Johnson are fulfilling a lifelong dream this season by opening and running the JLBeanery coffee shop on Main Street, behind Bayview Inn.  More...

Fresh Paint Gives Arnold Line Boats A New Look

The Straits Express features a green hull with black paint under the water. The largest catamaran in Arnold Line’s fleet, it travels between Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island. More...

School Play ‘School House Rock’ Draws Attention To The Arts

The Mackinac Island Public School students presented “School House Rock” in the Mission Point Theatre Sunday, May 20, Monday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 23. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Rededicates Clubhouse for 75th Anniversary

Few moments are more welcomed by those plying the waters, whether those of the vast Pacific Ocean or Lake Huron, than the calm after a storm. More...

Fort Mackinac Honors Those Who Served

Costumed interpreters (left) Bri Crittenden, Jenny Moiles, Hillary Pine, Amy Pavlov, and May Oyler look on as Steve Brisson of Mackinac State Historic Parks delivers the annual Memorial Day address i More...

Little Stone Church Service Observes Memorial Day

Parishioners braved the cold, wind, and damp Sunday, May 27, to attend the Memorial Day service at Little Stone Church. More...

Library Art Show Promotes Students’ Creative Expression

Mackinac Island Public School celebrated spring weather with its annual Art Show at the Mackinac Island Public Library Friday, May 11, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

80-years-old Account Marks Death of Arnold Line Owner

The Republican-News  Saturday, May 28, 1932  Mackinac Island and its people were profoundly shocked on Saturday last week by the news that Mrs. Susan B. Arnold had been called suddenly by death that day.  More...

Mackinac Island School Graduates Four Young Men in Class of 2012

Kolatski, Rickley, Rogers, Ruddle Take Next Step

Caleb Kolatski, Anthony Rickley, Joe Rogers, and Austin Ruddle closed one chapter in their lives and opened another at their high school commencement ceremony in the Mackinac Island school gymnasium Friday, May 25, at 7 p.m. More...

Economic Development Effort Pitched by County Commissioners

Mackinac Island City Council

Taxable values are rising on Mackinac Island, and could provide $12,941.88 in additional tax revenue without changing the current millage of 8.0472, the Mackinac Island City Council learned Wednesday, May 30. More...

MISPC Approves Licenses

Meeting Friday, May 25, at Fort Mackinac, the Mackinac Island State Park Commission approved 50 new rental bicycle licenses for Island House and 19 for Mackinac Wheels, allowing those rental bikes to be operated in the Mackinac Island State Park. . More...

New Owner Pauling Sees Bright Future for Indian Drum Store

The Indian Drum has a new owner and bright prospects this season. More...

Lucas Karhoff Recognized at Eagle Scout Court of Honor

Lucas Karhoff of Mackinac Island and Findlay, Ohio, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the Boy Scouts highest honor.  More...

Area Residents Experience Historical Sites During Appreciation Day

Mackinac State Historic Parks thanked local communities for their support with the annual Local Appreciation Weekend. More...

Shepler’s Boat Launches After Upgrades

Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry launched The Welcome back into the straits Wednesday, May 16, after the boat received upgrades, part of an ongoing effort to adapt to changing services. More...

Planes Still Restricted From U.P. Fire Area

The Duck Lake fire in Luce County continues to burn, but some control as been gained by firefighters and some areas are being reopened to traffic. More...

Mackinac Island Remembers Soldiers With Ceremony

Chairs were laid out and crowds surrounded all three sides of Veterans Park to honor and remember the soldiers who died serving the United States Monday, May 28. More...

Purdys Renew Subscription

Daniel and Nancy Purdy stopped at the Mackinac Island Town Crier office Monday, May 21, to renew their subscription to the newspaper. The couple live in Crest Hill, Illinois, and have traveled north to the Island for 13 years. They celebrated Mr. More...

Kevin Barton Wins Lilac Festival Art Poster Competition

Kevin Barton was selected as the first place winner of the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival poster competition. His poster, featuring the Wawashkamo Golf Club, will represent the festival this year. More...

Finkel, Horn Earn Albion Honors

Jane Finkel and Tymon Horn were named to Albion College’s dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester.  Miss Finkel is majoring in music and minoring in art and French. More...

Stained Glass Windows at Ste. Anne’s Receive Bishop’s Blessing

Bishop Alexander Sample came to Mackinac Island to bless the large, colorful, refurbished stained glass windows Saturday, May 26, at Ste. Anne’s Church. More...

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