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25,000 People Took Part in 61st Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk

In its 61st year, the Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk saw a first-of-its-kind change as people walked simultaneously from Mackinaw City and St. Ignace Monday, September 3. More...

Wisconsin Pilot Missing After Plane Crashes Into Horseshoe Bay

A small airplane crashed into the waters of Lake Huron just off St. Ignace Friday, August 31, just after taking off from the city’s Mackinac County Airport en route to Mackinac Island. More...

Thunderstorms Complicate 2018 Season’s Final Yacht Race

The 2018 Horn’s Bar Labor Day Regatta was a challenging race in the rain Saturday, September 1, as eight competitors sailed around the Island.  “We sailed through a real menagerie of weather,” said Mackinac Island Yacht Club ra More...

Horsemen’s Association Plans Three-Day Holistic Horse Camp

The Mackinac Horsemen’s Association is offering a three-day holistic horsemanship clinic Friday, September 14, through Sunday, September 16. The clinic will explore how riders can improve their relationships with their horses.  More...

‘Cruise the Great Lakes’ Advertising Campaign Unveiled at Mackinac Island

Michigan’s promotional and advertising organization, Travel Michigan, is embarking on a new initiative to increase cruising on all of the Great Lakes, Governor Rick Snyder announced at a Mackinac Island press conference Thursday, August 30.&nbs More...

Labor Is Theme of Weekend Events

The hardworking 18th century community at Fort Michilimackinac can be experienced at the Mackinaw City museum Saturday, September 8, and Sunday, September 9. More...

State Park To Host Fort Fright Night October 5, 6

Two evenings of spooky activities will be held at Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City Friday, October 5, and Saturday, October 6. Fort Fright will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. both evenings.  More...

Horses Enjoy Last Ride Before Leaving for Winter Homes

The annual Last Ride took place Saturday, September 1, with cottagers taking a final outing with their horses before returning to their winter homes. More...

Vintage Bikes Will Convene at Island for Second Ride and Show Sept. 22

Vintage bike enthusiasts will gather at Marquette Park for the second Mackinac Island Vintage Bike Ride and Show at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 22. Participants ride around the Island before reconvening at Marquette Park for the bike show. More...

Zoning Board of Appeals Grants Density Variance for Apartments

The Mackinac Island Zoning Board of Appeals granted a variance to a building downtown, which will allow owner Bob Gale to create an additional apartment intended for a single-family residence. More...

‘Keeping a Tight Line’ Is Essential for Carriage Drivers, Herscher Says

Carriages are a familiar sight on Mackinac Island, and to those who visit and live here they are a valuable resource. More...

Mackinac Associates Tour Trail at Annual Meeting

Mackinac Associates, the friends group that raises money for educational outreach, special projects, and other programs at Mackinac State Historic Parks, was treated to a preview of the new botanical trail being built on the road to Arch Rock during More...

Special Olympics Athletes Walk, Bike Mackinac Island, Receive Donation

Athletes and families with the Eastern Upper Peninsula Area 35 Special Olympics participated in the 21st Bike/Walk around Mackinac Island Tuesday, August 21. The event is a fundraiser that supports programs for the Special Olympics athletes. More...

‘Best of America by Horseback’ Show Coming to Mackinac Island

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of Mackinac Horsemen’s Association, the Mackinac Community Equestrian Center will host “Best of America by Horseback,” a weekend celebration of riding. More...

Alternative Asphalt Tested on Market Street

Traveling down Market Street, bicyclists and carriage drivers may notice that ruts in the road were filled Wednesday, August 29. The fill material is a combination of epoxy, recycled tires, and recycled glass. More...

Fall Town Crier Schedule

With this issue, the Mackinac Island Town Crier ends its weekly summer publication schedule. More...

For the Record...

In the story, “Private John Francis Receives Military Headstone This Summer,” (Saturday, September 1, 2018), the last name of the woman who married Private John Francis was misspelled. Her name was Catherine St. Andre, not St. Andrew. More...

Mackinac County 4-H To Host Life of the Straits Program

Life of the Straits will be Saturday, September 15, hosted by the Mackinac County 4-H program. The program is open to 4-H members in Mackinac County and surrounding area.  More...

Great Lakes Islands Summit To Be in Wisconsin

The 2018 Great Lakes Islands Summit, bringing together isolated communities to discuss issues of mutual interest, will be held on Madeline Island, Wisconsin, Monday, October 1, and Tuesday, October 2. More...

Festival Attendees Enjoy Jazz Performances and Reuniting with Friends

Grand Hotel Music Director Alex Graham (right) and hotel musicians provided music throughout the weekend, including at the cocktail receptions on the front porch of the hotel. More...

Summer Ambulance Runs Are Up

The emergency medical crew on Mackinac Island has seen an increase in ambulance calls this year. More...

City Might Purchase More Land for Affordable Housing Project Near Airport

The Mackinac Island City Council is considering purchasing another piece of property near the airport to add on to the new affordable housing development. More...

Second Deer Memorial Horse Invitational Begins September 22

Genesee County 4-H Club will host the Dr. Edwin and Jean Deer Mackinac Island Invitational Horse Show here Saturday, September 22, and Sunday, September 23.  More...

Island Students Return to School, Welcomed by Community Picnic

The Mackinac Island community welcomed 66 students back school Tuesday, September 4, at the annual community picnic and celebration. More...

Lifelong Friends and Superintendents Unite Faculty Through Seminar

Friends since high school, Bob Lohff and Tom McKee now head Upper Peninsula schools and they are bringing together their teaching staffs in an educational seminar that, they hope, will allow them to share their unique challenges and experiences.  More...

Grand Garden Show Delights Visitors, Draws Large Crowd

The annual Grand Garden show delighted hundreds of participants from all over the country who were drawn to the Island Sunday, August 26, through Tuesday, August 28, for workshops, presentations, and garden tours.  More...

Runners, Walkers To Compete in Mackinac Island Eight Mile Race This Saturday

The Eight Mile Road Race around Mackinac Island will be Saturday, September 9, and runners and walkers will take off from Mission Point Resort at 9:30 a.m. More...

Young Entrepreneurs Sell Lemonade

Business was brisk on the West Bluff Saturday, September 1, for Emma Young (left) and Alice, Ainsley, and Ina Mosholder, who sold lemonade and cookies to passersby. More...

MACKINAC ISLAND YACHT CLUB BRIDGE RESULTS

In Mackinac Island Yacht Club Bridge League games for the week ending Wednesday, September 5, Ann Hart placed first, Debra Orr placed second, Nancy Keogh placed third and Vicki Sadler placed fourth.   More...

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