August 15, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

News

Forum Discusses Next Steps for Oil Pipeline Under the Straits

“Where should the pipeline be?”  More...

Youth Aided Near Arch Rock

The Mackinac Island Fire Department (MIFD) rescued a 15- year-old Ortonville boy who was stranded on a cliff near Arch Rock Saturday afternoon, August 8. The call came in at about 1:20 p.m. More...

Local Blackhawk Training Canceled

A Blackhawk helicopter military maneuver scheduled for Mackinac Island Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9, was canceled, according to Dennis Bradley at the Mackinac Island Airport.   More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Great Lakes Trio Does Well in GOP Debate

In last week’s first GOP presidential debate in Cleveland, hosted by Fox News, most of the media buzz was about provocative billionaire real estate tycoon Donald Trump, who has big leads in early polls, but suggests he might run as an independe More...

A Look at History

The “new” Fort Holmes being dedicated this weekend is an accurate reconstruction of the fortified redoubt raised during the War of 1812. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

It was a beautiful week on Mackinac Island, with bright blue skies, calm waters, and warm sunshine. The harbor was a great sight, with the cruise ship Saint Laurent tied up at the Arnold dock. It was her first trip to the Island. More...

Business Is Strong on Mackinac Island This Summer

Good Weather, Uptick in Economy Bring More Travelers

Marked by good weather and big crowds, the 2015 tourist season on Mackinac Island has started off strong. More...

Fort Holmes Dedication Is Sunday

Sitting on the highest peak of Mackinac Island, a newly reconstructed fort overlooks the Straits of Mackinac. More...

People

Doud’s Column Brings Island Life to Town Crier Readers

For the past 34 years, Jeannette Doud has recounted Mackinac Island life in her weekly Town Crier social column. Mrs. Doud is known for her caring nature, vivid storytelling, and general love of Mackinac Island and its people.  More...

Straus Connects Threads of Island History

As part of a family that has summered on Mackinac Island since the 1890s, Frank Straus discovers the historical figures and places of Mackinac Island history and shares them through his column in The Mackinac Island Town Crier. More...

Town Crier Columnist Dr. Silva Enjoys a Life of Many Careers

Weeks into his pediatric surgery fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, Dr. Yvan Silva faced a 9- year-old girl on the surgeon’s table with a bullet lodged in her frontal lobe. More...

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