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Grand Garden Show Begins This Sunday

Garden tours, seminars and talks by celebrity gardeners P. Allen Smith and Laura LeBoutilliere will be features of the fifth annual Grand Garden Show this Sunday, August 27, through Tuesday, August 29, at Grand Hotel. More...

Public Meeting Calendar

Tuesday, August 29 • Building and Grounds Committee, 3:15 p.m., City Hall. • Finance Committee, 3:45 p.m., City Hall. Wednesday, August 30 • City Council, 4 p.m., City Hall. Tuesday, September 12 More...

Bob Lohff Looks Forward To His New Role as Superintendent

Former Mackinac Island Public School health teacher and athletic director Bob Lohff has returned to the Island in a new role as superintendent, to oversee a staff of nine teachers and an expected 67 students for the 2017-2018 academic year. More...

Island Civil War Veterans Memorial Lists 29 from Island

Twenty-nine Union Civil War soldiers who served from Mackinac Island, as well as others still to be documented, were honored Saturday, August 19, with a solemn and special ceremony, led by costumed interpreters, at a monument dedicated in the city&rs More...

New Ultrasound Machine Will Allow Faster Diagnosis, Treatment

Physician: Wear Bike Helmets To Help Prevent Head Injuries Commonly Seen Here

Faster diagnosis and treatment of injuries and other medical conditions now is available at the Mackinac Island Medical Center because it is equipped with a SonoTouch portable ultrasound machine purchased with a $15,000 donation to the Mackinac Strai More...

Clyde Hart Relies on ‘Liquidity of the Paint’ for Artistic Results

An art reception was held for Clyde Hart of St. Ignace at Fort de Buade Museum in St. Ignace Friday, August 11. Mr. More...

For the Record...

A story about bicycle auctions on Page 2 of the August 19 to August 25 Town Crier issue incorrectly stated that riding bicycles between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. on City of Mackinac Island streets is an infraction. More...

Mackinac Island as Thoreau Wrote It

In 1861, philosopher and environmentalist Henry David Thoreau was diagnosed with tuberculosis and prescribed the healing medicine of the great outdoors. More...

What It’s Like To Be A Laker: Student Life at Island School

It’s small and seemingly remote, three miles off the Upper Peninsula mainland, but the Mackinac Island Public School is at the center of a community that comes to life when the school year starts after Labor Day. More...

Powwow Highlights Rendezvous at the Straits in St. Ignace

A French voyager reenactment and traditional Native American powwow will highlight the 11th annual Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow, a family event celebrating the history of the St. Ignace area Saturday, August 26, and Sunday,   More...

Hornet Wins ‘Best of 40’ Showcase Award at 40th Annual Boat Show

Hornet, a 28-foot Gar Wood runabout owned by Jay and Janet Stingel of Mackinac Island and Nashville, was honored with the Best Showcase Boat award during the 40th annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts Saturday, Aug More...

Former Congressman Stupak Tells Story of Historic Legistlation

The story about how the Affordable Care Act was passed into law is widely known, or at least that’s what most people think.  More...

Canoe Building Is Underway at St. Ignace

Fort de Buade Museum in St. Ignace is sponsoring the construction of two birch bark canoes.  The framing work is taking place beforehand at the Mulcrone Car Wash, in the empty bay. More...

MACKINAC ISLAND YACHT CLUB BRIDGE RESULTS

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, August 23, Nicki Krzykowski placed first, Kay Berke placed second, and Janet Stingel placed third.   More...

Formal Ride Takes Horses on Last Ride of 2017 Season

The annual adult formal ride on Mackinac Island is Saturday, September 2. It will begin this year on the East Bluff in front of Donnybrook Cottage at 9 a.m. sharp, and end prior to the Jazz Festival on the West Bluff. More...

Mackinac Associates Members Partake in Spirited Cricket Match

Instructor Tom Melville pushed willing members of Mackinac Associates through the fundamentals of cricket, a game foreign to modern-day U.S. More...

Sports Car Show, Craft Fair Set for Mackinaw City This Weekend

Corvette Show   The Chevrolet Corvette sports car will be Saturday, August 26, in Mackinaw City. More...

Candlelight Tours Part of a Successful Summer at State Park

About 120 people got a feel for Mackinac Island life after dark in the 1800s on two candlelight tours of downtown restored historic buildings this summer, continuing a tradition begun 25 years ago by Mackinac State Historic Parks and assuring it will More...

Enbridge Begins Underwater Inspections

Enbridge Energy began an underwater inspection of its Line 5 oil and natural gas pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac last week. Divers will inspect the outer coating and test anchor strike-focused leak detection equipment. More...

Mackinac Bridge Authority Reports July Traffic Up 1.0%

July traffic on the Mackinac Bridge was up 1.0% this year, compared to the same month last year. The Mackinac Bridge Authority reports that 609,916 vehicles crossed in July, compared to 604,165 in 2016. More...

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