August 22, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Construction Must Be Done With Permit or Risk Fine, HDC Says

Construction in the historic districts without prior approval may soon be subject to fines of $1,000 to $5,000. More...

News

Public Fundraising Campaign Will Help to Aid Hospital

The Mackinac Straits Health Foundation is completing its latest fundraising campaign to benefit Mackinac Straits Health System by asking the public to participate.  More...

New Septic, Water Drainage Plan to Come at Huron Road Housing Unit

A new septic system and water drainage plan for employee housing on Huron Road will be presented to the Planning Commission next month, after engineer Glen Hampton reconfigures the designs. More...

Young Equestrians Demonstrate Skill at Little Barn Fun Show

Young equestrians from the Mackinac Island Children’s Riding Academy took to the turnout pen at the Little Barn on Mission Hill to demonstrate the skills that they worked hard to refine throughout the summer Thursday, August 13, during the Litt More...

Letters

Sculpture and Garden Deserve Respect

To the Editor:  We recently visited the beautiful Peace Garden in Marquette Park on Mackinac Island, and what did we see? Kids climbing all over the sculpture.  More...

Breaking News - 8/24/2015 12:50 PM

Planned Outage Canceled - Free Access

An electric power shutdown on Mackinac Island scheduled for 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, August 25, has been canceled. More...

Dreyer Tows 19-ton Barge in Swim to Mackinac Island

Jim Dreyer, an athlete who performs feats of strength, swam from American Legion Park in St. Ignace to the British Landing dock on Mackinac Island Saturday, August 15. More...

People

Work on the Island Presents Ciak With New Challenges

Madeline Ciak of Lapeer came to the Mackinac Island Town Crier for the chance to get a different writing experience than she was able to get at her college newspaper. More...

Intern Matt Harding Discovers Beauty of Mackinac Island

Matt Harding of Detroit had never seen Mackinac Island when he applied for an internship at the Mackinac Town Crier this spring, but after spending a summer here, he has come to appreciate the Island’s beauty and everything it has to offer.&nbs More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Stabenow, Peters Push Great Lakes Protections

Michigan’s current Democratic U.S. senators, as well as some of their predecessors such as Carl Levin, are leaders in pushing for federal action in protecting the Great Lakes on a wide range of issues.  More...

Nature Notes

Baneberries Decorate Island Woods

If you’ve been out in the woods of Mackinac Island recently, you’ve probably seen a flowering plant a couple feet high with either white or red berries, and you might have wondered what they were. More...

HORSE TALES

Sakes Alive, Horses and Hives

The other morning, when I went to the corral to feed our horses, I noticed two small, raised welts on the left flank of our Arabian. The other two horses had no lumps or bumps on them. More...

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