July 28, 2018 RSS feed / News

Family Celebrates Life of K-9 Buzz Serving Others During Victory Lap

K-9 Buzz, a highly trained cadaver recovery dog recently diagnosed with canine lymphoma, is surrounded by death in his job, and those who know him are celebrating his life while he undergoes chemotherapy.  More...

Folk Singer To Jam Aug. 2 at Marquette Park

Folk and bluegrass singer-songwriter Mark Lavengood will be performing at Marquette Park Thursday, August 2. The show will begin at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  Mr. More...

Island Ambulance Crew Has Busy Summer With 100 Calls in June

The Island’s ambulance and emergency medical response team has answered a steadily growing number of calls in recent years, including 100 in the month of June this year and a dozen more on July 4 alone – some of them coming back-to-back, More...

Mackinaw City Boys Victorious, Beat Never Sweats 22-12

Rain couldn’t discourage more than 200 “cranks” from watching the Fort Mackinac Never Sweats face off against the Mackinaw City Boys Saturday, July 21. More...

The Man Behind the Finish Line: Karzen Celebrates 80th Birthday

Each July, Lloyd Karzen arrives on the Island with a trailer full of equipment. Mr. More...

Milton Horse Show To Celebrate Young Rider’s Skills August 4

Great Turtle Park will host the annual Mackinac Island Mary Milton Memorial Horse Show Saturday, August 4, at 9 a.m.  More...

Il Mostro First to Complete Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac

The final boats in the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac cruised into the Mackinac State Harbor Tuesday, July 24, after what sailors said was a difficult and taxing race. More...

Sailors Gather at Mackinac Island After Grueling Chicago Race

No Quarter, a J111 owned by Mark and Colin Caliban of Tinley Park, Illinois, nears the Mackinac Bridge south tower, illuminated by Monday’s setting sun. More...

MACKINAC ISLAND YACHT CLUB BRIDGE RESULTS

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, July 25, Nancy Keogh placed first, Vicki Riel placed second, and Janis Holle and Debra Orr tied for third place.   More...

FLOW To Present ‘Oil Spill Economics’ Study August 7

Ecological economist Robert Richardson of Michigan State University, whose study predicts the economic losses should Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 spill oil in the Straits of Mackinac, will speak at Trinity Episcopal Church Tuesday, August 7. More...

Red Cross Blood Drive Will Be Held August 13 at Community Hall

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive Monday, August 13, from noon to 5:45 p.m. More...

Island Medical Center Raffle Tickets on Sale

Raffle tickets for the Mackinac Island Medical Center auction are on sale at Windermere Hotel, Island House, the Mackinac Island Medical Center, and several enthusiastic volunteers. More...

Traverse City’s The Accidentals Perform at Marquette Park July 29

The Accidentals from Traverse City will perform at Marquette Park Sunday, July 29, at 7 p.m. The event is free.  More...

DEQ Hears Public Comments on Line 5 Anchor Screw Supports

The public comment period for 48 new anchor screw supports proposed by Enbridge on Line 5 has ended, and now the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will comb through the information it received to decide whether to grant the permit.  More...

Mackinac County To Vote on Senior Services Millage

In the Tuesday, August 7, Primary Election, Mackinac County registered voters will decide whether to renew a property tax levy of 0.25 mill through 2022 for senior meals and programs provided by Community Action Agency centers in St. More...

Lindland, Tucker Join Town Crier; Fortino Becomes Managing Editor

Marina Lindland and Marley Tucker have joined the staff of the Mackinac Island Town Crier to participate in a 15-week summer internship training program in which they research story ideas, conduct interviews, take photographs, and write articles.&nbs More...

Council Approves Spending $6,800 More to Water Flowers

The city has amended the flower basket contract with Barnwell Landscape and Garden Services, agreeing to pay $6,800 more to cover increased labor costs owner Jack Barnwell will incur because he cannot use an electric cycle. More...

Police Department Equipped and Trained for Water Rescue

Island police officers are training to use throw bags, flotation devices attached to long ropes that Police Chief Lawrence Horn has obtained for rescuing people who are in danger of drowning.  More...

Smooth Sailing for Chicago Racers at Grays Reef, Finish Line

Salsa, a J130 owned by Jim Gignac of La Grange, Illinois, makes the turn at Grays Reef, heading toward the Mackinac Bridge. More...

Mackinac Island

ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE

Friday, July 27   • Will Springsteen at Pink Pony Patio, 3-6 p.m.  • Afternoon Tea Harpist Performance at Grand Hotel, 3:30-5 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

July 27  - Friday   • Pilates with the City Recreation Department, Community Hall at 8 a.m. Admission is $10. Bring a mat.  • Yoga: Flow with the Butterflies, Original Butterfly House and Insect World from 8-9 a.m. More...

Local Artists To Lead Drawing, Maps Workshops at Art Museum

Mackinac Island artist Bill Murcko will be teaching the techniques behind portrait drawing at 6 p.m. Monday, July 30, at the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum. Admission is $10, and all skill levels are welcome.  More...

New Tourism Bureau Building Open for Business on Main Street

The Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau has officially moved into their new building. More...

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