June 13, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Lilac Parade Will Be Festival Highlight Sunday

The 66th annual Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Grand Parade will take place Sunday, June 14 at 4 p.m. The parade will begin at Mission Point Resort and proceed through downtown Mackinac Island, ending at Windermere Point. More...

News

Community Foundation Celebrates 21 Years of Support With Cookout

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation celebrated its 21st year Tuesday, June 9, at Great Turtle Park, thanking its members and the community with a cookout.  More...

For the Record...

The 1965 Lilac Queens were misidentified in the June 6 edition of the Town Crier. More...

Reconstructed Fort Holmes Will Be Ready to Open By August

Historic Fort Holmes is being rebuilt and will be open to the public by August, in time to commemorate the bicentennial of the fort’s original construction.  Ground Level Masonry began digging around the exterior Monday, June 8, preparing More...

Concerts Will Begin Thursday

Marquette Park

“Music in the Park,” an annual free summer concert series, is set to start Thursday, June 18. It will be held every Thursday in Marquette Park from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. The first performance will be by Time and Luck.  More...

2013 City Historic Districts Must Be Redone

20 Ordinances Not Posted Correctly, City Attorney Says

Twenty city ordinances dating to 2004 have been declared illegal by the city attorney because they were improperly posted, leading the city council Wednesday, June 10, to re-adopt five of them and issue a moratorium on downtown construction while it More...

Obituaries

Jane ‘Janey’ Hart

Jane B. "Janey" Hart, widow of the late U.S. Senator Philip A. Hart, died Friday, June 5, 2015, in West Hartford, Connecticut, where she had lived her final years under care near her daughter, Cammie. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

GOP ‘Elephant Herd’ Hopefuls Might Hit Michigan Trails

The way 2016 presidential primaries are shaping up, Michigan could see an unprecedented swarm of visiting candidates in coming months, especially among Republicans. The “elephant herd,” as described by The Wall Street Journal.  More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Saturday, June 6, was a beautiful day, when more than 900 runners gathered in front of the Windermere Hotel for the annual Lilac Festival race. There was a smell of lilacs in the air as they started the race. More...

A Look at History

Before the Flag Is Lowered: The Upper Peninsula in World War II

Memories of World War II are fading. More...

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