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Two New Teachers, One Aide, Approved by School Board

The Mackinac Public School Board approved the hiring of two new teachers and one aide at its meeting, Thursday, August 15.  Chelsea Berkshire was approved for the pre-school, kindergarten, and PACE teacher position. More...

Cawthorne Explains Process, Will Investigate Transportation Authority

At the first meeting of the city’s newly-created Legal Committee Thursday, August 15, members listened as attorney Dennis Cawthorne explained his plan of action for the legal effort investigating the possible acquisition of the Coal Dock and Ar More...

Mackinac Arts Council’s Jammin’ for the Arts Brings in $14,000+

The love and support of art brought together the Mackinac Island community Tuesday, August 20, at the Mackinac Arts Council’s annual Jammin’ for the Arts fundraiser. More...

Grand Hotel to Feature Top Names in Jazz

Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Festival Weekend Friday, August 30, through Sunday, September 1, is packed with indoor and outdoor concerts featuring the “best of the best” jazz musicians in a casual, relaxing Mackinac Island setting, More...

31 Apply For Chief Position

Thirty-one people have applied for the chief of police position with the City of Mackinac Island, and the Public Safety Committee will review the applicants over the next week and each member will select five individuals. More...

Grand Hotel 400 Level Suites and Housing Development Project Slated

As he sees the economic downturn of recent years subsiding and business turning up again, Grand Hotel President R. More...

Enjoyment of Telling Stories Brings Interns to Write for Town Crier

The people of Mackinac have abundant ties to the island and unique stories to tell. More...

Preparations Underway for Inaugural Grand Garden Show Aug. 26 - 27

More than 500 people are expected to attend the first Grand Garden Show that will be held Monday, August 26, and Tuesday, August 27, which is open to Mackinac Island residents and visitors. More...

Market Street Art Walk Will Feature Artists and Their Work August 23

Market Street’s art galleries are joining together from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Labor Day Weekend Race Honors Former Commodore

Regatta Winner To Get Kiener Cup

To honor the late club commodore Andy Kiener, this year’s Horn’s Bar Labor Day Regatta first in fleet will receive the “Andy Kiener Cup.”  The annual race around Mackinac Island is Saturday, August 31.  More...

For the Record...

In last week’s story, “City Takes Up Legal Investigation on Dock Ownership Questions,” a quotation attributed to Dennis Cawthorne incorrectly substituted “unforgettable” for “unpredictable.” The quotation sho More...

Win-Some Registration Is Now Open

Win-Some Women will host retreats at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in October.  Three back-to-back sessions are offered, each with two-night stay options. More...

20 Kayakers Cross Straits of Mackinac for Men’s Church Outing

After just over an hour on the water, a group of tired boys and men from First Baptist Church of Spring Lake landed at Windermere Point on Mackinac Island after kayaking from Straits State Park in St. Ignace Saturday, August 17. More...

New Island Shop Crystal Earth Offers Natural and New Age Products

Tables of naturally derived beauty products, shelves of books about spirituality and living sustainably, and cases of gemstone jewelry meet visitors upon entering Crystal Earth, owned by Shelly Durbin. More...

Stealth Assault on Maniboajo Bay Brings Mackinac Island Lore to Life

On August 13, as dawn crept over the Great Lakes, a group of four assault kayaks assembled outside the west breakwall sheltering the harbor of Haldimand Bay. More...

Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge Results

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 21, Lois Largo placed first, Janet Stingel placed second, and Toots Gillespie placed third.   More...

Kottke Concert Closes Out Arts Council Summer Series

With guitarist Leo Kottke drawing a crowd of about 1,000 people to Marquette Park Thursday, August 15, Mackinac Arts Council Program Director Lily Porter said she was pleased with the concert turnout.  But it wasn’t just the finale of the More...

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