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Stones Slated to Skip off Windermere Point July 4

Stone skippers of all skill levels will compete in the 46th Annual Stone Skipping Championship Friday, July 4, at Windermere Point beach. Amateur contests begin at 10 a.m., followed by the professional contest at noon. More...

Sailboats to Compete Around the Island Saturday, July 5

The Pink Pony Fourth of July Sailboat Race is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, July 5. Competitors will race around Mackinac Island, which is about 10 miles by water. There is a fourhour time limit on the race.  More...

For the Record...

In the June 21 to June 27 Town Crier issue, the photograph caption in Patricia Martin’s Nature Notes column identified birds as scarlet tanagers. The caption should have noted the greenishyellow birds were female scarlet tanagers.   More...

Looking Back

Lookiing Back

100 YEARS AGO  The St. Ignace Enterprise Thursday, June 25, 1914   Walter Durocher is feeding his crew off fresh fish caught in the stones from the lake for the breakwater. More...

Invasive Plant Threat in Art, Lecture July 3

Artwork inspired by nature that highlights the threat of invasive species will be featured in the next exhibition at Mackinac Island Public Library. More...

Childhood Love Affair Leads Home

Many of their friends and family said they were crazy, but Dick and Vicki Riel built a retirement home on Mackinac Island and plan to spend the rest of their lives enjoying both the solitude and sense of community that island life offers them.  More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Northern Primaries Get Downstate Attention

It’s a good bet that Republicans, thanks in part to their northern strength, will retain control of the Michigan legislature, but some lively primaries loom before the November 4 general election.  More...

A Look at History

State Park Staircase Enriches Mackinac Island’s Dwightwood Springs

This summer, a new staircase from Dwightwood Springs to Arch Rock has replaced a former trail and climbs Mackinac Island’s East Bluff. More...

Nature Notes

Living Fossils: Male Trees Help Keep the Stinko from the Ginko

A few days ago I was going by the east end of Grand Hotel, and noticed that their ginkgo trees were leafing out and, while they had not completely expanded, they were well on their way. More...

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