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Small Fire Knocks Out Power May 9

An electrical line on Mackinac Island near Cloverland Electric Cooperative’s substation burned Thursday, May 9, causing a power outage for 120 customers.  More...

Arnold Transit Says Suit Filed by Financier Won’t Affect Boat Operations

A lender is seeking foreclosure on a $3 million loan to Arnold Transit and its operating companies for, among other things, failure to make several payments on its loan since last September, and failure to inform it of the sale of two lots at the hea More...

Helen Milliken Honored For Work with Girl Scouts

Former Michigan First Lady and Mackinac Island resident Helen Milliken has been recognized posthumously for her advocacy of women’s rights and her involvement with Girl Scouts participation on Mackinac Island in the Scouts Honor Guard program. More...

School Commencement Is May 24

The following upcoming programs are scheduled at Mackinac Island Public School:   • Sunday, May 19, and Monday, May 20: Elementary and Middle School students perform “High School Musical Jr.” at 2 p.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. More...

Fort Mackinac Opens With a Bang for Mackinac Island’s 2013 Season

Fort Mackinac lead historical interpreter Niall Farley (left) was on hand Tuesday, May 7, to help Lilac Queen Zhan’e Nash fire the ceremonial first cannon of the 2013 season. More...

Island Students Earn Honors

Onaca Bennett,Collin Armstrong Receive Principals Awards

Onaca Bennett and Collin Armstrong of Mackinac Island are two of the 99 students selected from the Eastern Upper Peninsula Secondary School Principals Association to receive the Principals Award for academic achievement. More...

State Park Commissioners Dennis Cawthorne, Barry Goodman Retire

Richard Manoogian Assumes Role as Board Chairman

The Thursday, April 11, Mackinac Island State Park Commission meeting marked the retirement of Commission Chairman Dennis Cawthorne and Commissioner Barry Goodman. More...

Arts Council to Begin Season With Film Series

Mackinac Arts Council will open its summer season Friday, May 24, with a variety of programs, events, and workshops. More...

Jane Finkel Receives Scholarship at Albion Honors Convocation

Jane Finkel received the Arthur and Eva Janson Endowed Scholarship for Visual Arts at Albion College’s annual Honors Convocation. To be chosen for the award, students must be among the most exemplary students in all academic departments. More...

Island Student Job Shadows Town Crier Reporter

Mackinac Island Public School   More...

Island Marina Measuring Depths to Prepare for Sailing Season

With record low lake levels, the Mackinac Island Marina has already begun preparations for the busy summer season to come. More...

Rezoning Requested for Beaver Dock

Mackinac Island residents and petitioners will have to wait until Tuesday, June 11, for the Mackinac Island Planning Commission to make a decision whether to recommend rezoning the Beaver Dock commercial. More...

Hotelier Award Named in Honor of R.D. Musser

To be named Hotelier of the Year, an individual has to have had a career impact stretching far beyond his or her own property lines and into the community. More...

Residents Protest Use of Bike Licenses as Payment in Option Deal

The citizens of Mackinac Island are against the use of bicycle licenses as payment for the development rights of a section of the Main Dock property at the head of the Arnold Transit Company dock. More...

Lilac Queen Zhan’e Nash Fires Ceremonial First Cannon

With the shot of the first cannon Tuesday, May 7, Fort Mackinac officially opened to the coming summer season. Reigning Lilac Queen Zhan’e Nash pulled the cord for the first shot after two rounds of militarythemed music at 9 a.m. More...

Island Track, Golf Teams Open Spring Sports Season

Above: The 2013 Mackinac Island track team: (from left) Zhan’e Nash, Kyra Kolatski, Hailey Armstrong, Mary Schockling, Coach Justin Gallagher, Will Barnwell, and Christian Styburski. More...

Planning Commission Approves Spring Projects

New awnings, a restored porch, and proposed renovations to another Silver Birches cottage were among the springtime projects the Mackinac Island Planning Commission approved Tuesday, May 14. More...

Typical Winter Means Good Things for Lilacs

The lilacs of Mackinac Island and the Straits area should weather this cold spring well because conditions have remained cold without an unusual warmup like last year, according to Horticulture Educator Gretchen Voyel of the Livingston County Michiga More...

Shannon Earns Master of Science From University of Michigan

James Shannon, RN, JD of Ann Arbor, was graduated from the University of Michigan School of Public Health May 4 with a Master of Science degree in health services administration.  He is the son of Patrick and MaryAnne Shannon of Sault Ste. More...

Option Expires to Purchase Development Rights of Main Dock Inn

An option agreement to purchase the development rights of a section of the property at the head of the Arnold Line dock, owned by Melanie Libby and Ira Green of Main Dock Inn 7271, LLC, expired Wednesday, May 15, when the city council could not reach More...

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