September 6, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Jazz Greats Bring Energy to Island

Tito Puente, Jr. on the timbales with Gamalier Reyes during his Sunday, August 31, concert in the Tea Garden at Grand Hotel. More...

News

Audiences, Musicians Find Common Ground at Jazz Weekend

This year’s sold-out Labor Day Jazz Weekend at Grand Hotel proved that good musicians who enjoy where they are playing and who resonate with the audience can overcome the most dreary fall days. More...

New Streetlights to Go Up Sept. 15; Lighthouse Auction Still Open

The new street light poles the City of Mackinac Island purchased about a year ago will finally be installed this fall, starting September 15. More...

Another Silver Birches Meeting Set for Monday

A committee appointed by Mayor Margaret Doud to continue discussions on the Silver Birches rezoning request, meeting Tuesday, September 2, added to a list of uses some members don’t want permitted and discussed the possibility that rezoning mig More...

Letters

Ensure Freight Operations to Island

To the Editor: I read with great interest the story about the proposed foreclosure on Arnold Transit [August 22]. I hope something can be done to at least help with the heavy freight operations for Mackinac Island More...

Enjoying the Town Crier

To the Editor:   Thank you for having such an excellent paper. I read it from cover to cover.  Sylvia Pompura Huntington Beach, California   More...

Students Eager as School Year Gets Off to Playful Start

The elementary school students of Mackinac Island Public School head down the sidewalk to M-185 behind Mackinac State Historic Parks interpreter Tom Dukes, who is dressed as an 1880s musician of infa More...

Runners Will Circle Island in Saturday Race

One of Michigan’s oldest footraces, the 45th Mackinac Island 8 Mile Race, is scheduled for this Saturday, September 6. More...

Obituaries

Emma Fritzsche

A memorial service for Emma Fritzsche, 91, of Owosso and Mackinac Island, will be Saturday, September 6, at 2 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church in Owosso with Pastor James Bare officiating.   More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Soccer Continues Strong Start

The Mackinac Island soccer team remains undefeated after two shutout wins over Whitemore Prescott Cardinals 8-0 on Thursday, August 28, and 6-0 Friday, August 29.  In the first match, Will Barnwell scored four goals, Tyler Perreny added three sc More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Outside Money Soars in Races for Governor, U.S. Senate

Labor Day traditionally signals acceleration of general election campaigns, although this year the candidates for governor and U.S. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather over Labor Day weekend was mixed. The Jazz Festival activities had to be moved inside Saturday, August 30, but were held outdoors in the Grand Hotel Tea Garden Sunday, August 31. More...

A Look at History

Mackinac Island Painting Pays Tribute to Long-ago Feat of Arms

In the Richard and Jane Manoogian Art Museum, built inside the historic Indian Dormitory on Main Street, is a painting of our Island’s harbor. It shows a scene that took place on September 7, 1814.  More...

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