June 21, 2013 RSS feed / News

St. Ignace to Host Two Car Shows

Erich T. Doerr   Two car shows are planned in St. Ignace this week and next. Antiques on the Bay will be Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22, followed by the St. Ignace Car Show Saturday, June 29. More...

City Council Assigns Duties; Deputy Clerk Coming Soon

The Mackinac Island City Council officially delegated the city’s business license processing and other duties to either the city clerk or the mayor’s assistant at a special meeting Wednesday, June 19. More...

Poppins, New Paper and Gift Boutique, Now Open on Mackinac Island

Whimsicality is the notion Kate Nye was aiming to harness in her new shop, Poppins, on Mackinac Island. More...

Coal Dock Purchase to Be Topic at Wednesday Committee Meeting

Jim Wynn of Union Terminal Piers has been invited to next week’s Finance Committee meeting to make a proposal on the sale of the Coal Dock to the City of Mackinac Island. The public meeting will be at 3 p.m. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, June 19, Rosalie Roush placed first, Kay Berke placed second, and Toots Gillespie placed third.   More...

20 Years in the Making, Peter Marabell Publishes First Book

Peter Marabell, longtime seasonal Island resident and shopkeeper, has published his first book, “More Than A Body.”  More...

Crowds Impressed with Colorful Mackinac Island Lilac Parade

At left: Fort Mackinac historic interpreters carry the flag and march in step during the Lilac Festival parade. The parade is a Local Legacy Event, deemed by the U.S. Library of Congress. More...

64th Annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Parade Winners:

Stella King Award: Glen Erin Pipe Band Grand Award: Brugger’s Hitch- MSU Go Spartans! Best Parade Theme: Grand Hotel: 126 Years of Bicycling Best Parade Float: Lake View Hotel: Mackinac Bridge Best Equest More...

Mackinac Island Fire Department Acquires New Brush Fire Skid Unit

The new Mackinac Island Fire Department brush fire skid unit has arrived and gives the department more than just increased wildland firefighting capabilities, Assistant Fire Chief Sam Barnwell told the Mackinac Island Town Crier, Friday, June 14. More...

Island Students Clean Beaches, Neighborhoods During Spring Event

The students of Mackinac Island Public Schools practiced their spring-cleaning skills Wednesday, May 8, by picking up trash throughout the Island under the supervision and guidance of teachers. More...

Mackinac Island Public Library Kicks Off Annual Summer Author Series

The annual summer author series will begin with P.J. Parrish, author of “Heart of Ice” Friday, June 28, at 4 p.m. at the Mackinac Island Public Library on Lakeshore Drive.   More...

Hokans Receives Frank Fitzgerald Award

Christian Hokans has been recognized for his work as an intern in the Michigan Legislature and with the Michigan Department of the Attorney General with the Frank M. More...

Ste. Anne’s to Hold Community Worker Dinners

Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church will host free weekly dinners for Mackinac Island employees beginning Thursday, June 20, at 6 p.m.  More...

Mackinac Island Children’s Riding Academy Opens With New Leader

With two horses, one pony, interested youngsters, and plentiful community support, Debbie Sabisch is ready for her first season as director of the Mackinac Island Children’s Riding Academy.  More...

Fort Mackinac Interpreters Create Bridge Between Past and Present

Bugle in hand and clad in a soldier’s uniform, Tom Dukes marches beside his fellow historic interpreters at dawn.  Mr. More...

For the Record

In the June 15 issue of The Mackinac Island Town Crier in an article entitled “Planning Commission Will Not Recommend Beaver Dock Rezoning” it should be clarified that Mackinac Island Planning Commissioner Jim Pettit stated the current fr More...

BIRTH

Calla Rose Garofalo

A daughter, Calla Rose Garofalo, was born to Heather Kalmbach and Thomas Garofalo March 13, 2013, at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. More...

Photo of the Week: Colorful Sunrise Over Haldimand Bay

This colorful sunrise over Haldimand Bay was taken by Sandi Steensma Sunday, June 16, from the lawn at Leslie Court, where she and her husband, Ron, reside.   More...

Manoogian Art Museum’s People of Mackinac Exhibit Reception Is June 26

Oil paintings, multimedia collages, and journalistic photographs featuring the people of Mackinac Island line the walls of the 2013 Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum juried art exhibit.  More...

Construction on Governor’s Residence Yields Renovated Bathrooms

Renovations to the Governor’s Residence on Mackinac Island continued this winter, a process that began in 2011, according to First Lady Sue Snyder. More...

Volunteers, Interns Help Growth of Community Equestrian Center

The Mackinac Community Equestrian Center is entering its third summer in full operation and with the help of the center’s interns, volunteers, and community donations, now features a new education center, new signage, fences, and horse stalls. More...

Island Summer Resident Kathryn Ledtke Aids Victims of Oklahoma Tornado

As the nation watched the Moore, Oklahoma, tornado disaster unfold Monday, May 20, citizens donated money to disaster relief organizations, or donated clothes and home goods to those in need. More...

Mackinac Island Public School Honor Roll

Mackinac Island Public School Fourth Marking Period Honor Roll

8th Grade: Talon Greenlee, Christopher Riggs, Christian Styburski.  9th Grade: Peyton Waaso.  10th Grade: Jeremy Hepker, Kyra Kolatski*, Dana Roguska.  More...

Library Plans Art Reception

An art reception is planned for Melissa Croghan and Betty Bea Washburn Saturday, June 29, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mackinac Island Public Library with art that displays the character of Mackinac Island. More...

Longtime Visitor Galloway Returns for 75th Birthday

Nancy Galloway of Novi is celebrating her birthday with family and friends at Grand Hotel this weekend. She turned 75 June 19.  Mrs. More...

Wawashkamo to Host Alma Volleyball Scramble

The Wawashkamo Golf Club will host a golf scramble for the Alma College volleyball team Saturday, June 29.   More...

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