June 23, 2012 RSS feed / News

Excitement Continues in Michilimackinac Excavation

Mackinac State Historic Parks archaeologists continue their excavations at Colonial Michilimackinac this season in what has become the longest-running archaeological project in North America. More...

St. Ignace Gears For Two Big Car Show Weekends

“Do you want to show off your car or truck?”  More...

For the Record

The June 16 article “Historic Downtown Buildings Show ‘Everyday Life’” included a photograph on page 13 labeled as Mission Church. This photograph is actually of the interior of Trinity Episcopal Church.   More...

Committee Considers Requiring Key Boxes for Commercial, Multi-family Buildings

Commercial properties and multiple family residences on Mackinac Island may be required to purchase a secure key box sold as a Knox-Box Rapid Entry System, which will allow access to a building in case of a fire or police emergency. More...

Creative War of 1812 Costumes Bedeck Island Dogs, Horses for Parade

Quincy, a therapy dog from Therapy Dogs International, dresses as a fully armed American soldier from the War of 1812 for the Epona and Barkus Parade, hosted by the Mackinac Dog and Pony Club. More...

Gnodtke, Musser Reappointed to Mackinac Bridge Authority

William Gnodtke of Charlevoix and Dan Musser of Petoskey and Mackinac Island will continue to serve on the Mackinac Bridge Authority. More...

Hundreds Run at 10k Lilac Festival Race, Yarnell Wins

Roughly 800 registered adults, teenagers, and children ran the 10K Lilac Festival Race Saturday, June 9, at 9:30 a.m. More...

Lilac Festival Award Winners Announced

The following is a list of the winning participants in the Lilac Festival Parade Sunday, June 17.  Stella King Memorial Award: Brugger’s Other Farm.  Grand Award: Mission Point Resort  Best Parade Theme: Yankee Rebel Tavern and H More...

S.S. Keewatin Comes To The Straits

At top: Bob and Cindy Zimmerman followed the S.S. Keewatin from Saugatuck, where she had been a museum for 45 years, to her home in Port McNicoll, Ontario. More...

Galleries Open Their Doors for Market Street Art Walk

The works of Mackinac Island Artists were on display Friday, June 15, for anyone walking on Market Street, with many galleries staying open until at least 8 p.m. and artists mingling with the visitors. More...

Sucessful Manoogian Challenge Recieves Strong Community Support

A challenge to raise $400,000 in six months to help pay for community health care facilities was met with a deluge of support and was met Monday, June 18. More...

Gospel Singer Angela Josephine Opens Outdoor Concert

Dozens of people gathered with hot dogs and refreshments at Windermere Point Park Saturday afternoon just hours before the coronation of the Lilac Queen for an outdoor concert. More...

Scottville Band Brings Laughter To Marquette Park

Members of the Scottville Clown Band come from varied backgrounds and include police officers, former Army officers, photographers, librarians, and financial advisors. Some were professional musicians or music teachers. More...

Softball Teams Start Tournament Play on Sunday

The Mackinac Island Recreation Department’s softball league will begin its tournament Sunday, June 24, at Great Turtle Park. More...

Children Explore Horse Stories in Library Program

The Mackinac Island Public Library began its children’s summer reading program Wednesday, June 20. The theme of the season will be “Saddle Up and Read, Book-aroo.”  The reading program will meet every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, June 20, Kay Berke placed first, Toots Gillespie placed second, and Ann Timmons placed third.   More...

Dr. Wroblewski Available for Orthopedic Help

Alfred Wroblewski, Jr., an orthopedic surgeon from Petoskey, will offer orthopedic care at the Mackinac Island Medical Center.  He received his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Michigan and served his residency in Pittsburgh. More...

Town Crier Staff Has A Passion For Writing, Sharing in Community

Anyone who has ever lived or visited Mackinac Island knows that this place holds thousands of stories, and the interns at Mackinac Island Town Crier will spend the summer recording a piece of the experience every week. More...

26th Annual Taste of Mackinac Has Visitors Coming Back For More

It’s never easier to tour the flavors of Mackinac Island restaurants than at the Taste of Mackinac, held this year as part of the Lilac Festival at Harbor View Inn, Thursday, June 14. More...

Library Summer Author Series Begins With Phil Porter

The Mackinac Island Summer Author Series will feature a historical review of Mackinac Island during the War of 1812, a lifelong resident with ties to the island’s history, and a couple who will discus their experiences writing as a husband and More...

8-Year Tradition Designed To Keep Animals Out of Trouble

A collection of dogs, horses, and their owners assembled in the park between the school and Grand Hotel the afternoon of Friday, June 15, to begin their summer season with a blessing. More...

Nordic Tugboats to Rendezvous in St. Ignace for Annual Event

About 15 Nordic tugboats will gather at the St. Ignace Public Marina this weekend for the seventh annual Nordic Tugboat Rendezvous. Boats began arriving Wednesday, June 20, and will depart Sunday, June 24. More...

Jan Young Shares Her Lilac-Growing Expertise During Festival

Amid all the festivities of the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival, the parade, the music, the tours, and pageantry, Jan Young led a series of workshops which focused attention on the festival’s namesake, the lilac. More...

Mackinac Island Entertainment Guide

Lilac Tree  June 15-16, 21-25, & 28-30 Comedian Stu Stuart 9 p.m.  Pink Pony  June 22-June 23 Jaime M. on the Patio 3 to 6 p.m. Jaime M. in the Pony 9:30 p.m.  June 24 Myk Rise on the Patio 3 to 6 p.m. More...

Trinity Church Fundraiser Will Celebrate Creativity

Original paintings, photographs, knitted items, and other handiwork will be for sale at the Trinity Episcopal parish hall Sunday, June 24, at a fundraiser for improvements to the parish hall. More...

Graham, Grand Hotel Quartet Dazzle Windermere Point Park

Grand Hotel Music Director Alex Graham performed during the Lilac Festival at Windermere Point Saturday afternoon, June 9, with three of his students from the School of Music at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. More...

Art of Hospitality Exhibit Recounts Grand’s 125 Years

Grand Hotel has been a landmark of Mackinac Island since it first opened in the summer of 1887, an enduring symbol of the history, majesty, and elegance, which the entire island community has striven to embody in all the years since. More...

Twist-n-Sprouts Adds New, Healthy Dimensions to Island Dining

This season a new restaurant brings a new style of dining to Mackinac Island’s Main Street. More...

A Clowning Proposal

After being serenaded by Scottville band members with the song “You Are My Sunshine,” Elyssa VanDam was surprised when Marcus DeRuyter asked for her hand in marriage. More...

Mens’ Breakfasts To Be Weekly at Yacht Club

Beginning Thursday, June 28, Little Stone Church will host weekly breakfasts for men at 8 a.m. at the Mackinac Island Yacht Club. More...

Carriage Clips Nine Bicycles; No People, Horses Are Hurt

Nine bicycles were damaged when a tour carriage team was spooked briefly near the intersection of Astor Street and Market Street Wednesday, June 20. More...

Florida Youth Choir Performs at Little Stone Church

Mackinac Island’s Little Stone Church Monday, June 11, became the sixth stop on the Bay County Christian Youth Choir’s 2012 tour, “On Beauty.” On the afternoon of that beautiful summer day, the choir of 30 singers, between eig More...

Stejskal To Sign Children’s Book on Service Dog

Sue Stejskal of St. Joseph County will be signing her book, “The Little Dog Who Did Big Things,” at the Mackinac Island Book Store Sunday, June 24, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. More...

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