Lake Effect: Huron Gives Up Its Heat in ‘Smoke’

Historic Districts Adopted by City

The City of Mackinac Island adopted two downtown historic districts Wednesday, January 9, culminating years of debate and paving the way for what many residents and visitors hope is a more organized and effective way to preserve the historic character of the city’s downtown area, from Marquette Park, below Fort Mackinac, to the public school, below Grand Hotel. And, while […]

Nash Scores 1,000th Point

Mackinac Island Public School senior Zhan’e Nash scored her 1,000th career point during the Lakers 43-23 non-conference win over the Alanson Vikings Saturday, January 12. Nash needed 11 points for the record and scored her milestone point at 4:13 of the third quarter on a free throw. She posted 12 points, 17 rebounds, and five steals in the contest against […]

Coverage of Mackinac Island Is Exceptional

To the Editor: Regarding the December 15, 2012, Town Crier, thanks for what surely must be one of your most extraordinary issues in your publishing history, for four special or continuing reasons. First, your page one photograph, highlighting the Island’s winter wonderland beauty, with the special Island home and snowmobile in the Market Street foreground, and with the Great Lakes […]

Interested in LaChance Family History

To the Editor: Thank you for the article regarding my great-grandfather, Benoni LaChance [Town Crier, December 15, 2012]. I am interested in any history of the LaChance and Chambers families. My mother, Mary Louise LaChance, was the daughter of Alfred and Annie LaChance. I sent the link of your article to my cousins, also great-granddaughters of Benoni LaChance. They were […]

Changes Are Not For the Good of Island

To the Editor: I just received my December issue of the Town Crier. As a former property owner, a worker for many summers, and now a repeat visitor, I support and push for the two historic districts. They are a must if you want to keep Mackinac Island charm. Over the last couple of years, I have seen a change […]

Form District, We Have Enough Strip Malls

To the Editor: I am writing in support of the Historical District designation tthe City of Mackinac Isalnd docket has established. Through my many years on Mackinac Island, the sense of community and rich fabric of home became one of which I have never again experienced, providing me with deep friendships that endure through today. A large part of this […]

Changes Not Good For Island

To the Editor: I recently had the pleasure of experiencing Mackinac Island for the first time. It was a week of relaxation, new experiences, and reconnection with my sisters, nieces, and daughter. McGreevy Cottage was a perfect fit. During our stay, the younger girls participated in the “bar crawl.” When they purchased their T-shirts to be signed at each of […]

Island Charm vs. Disney-esque

To the Editor: In her article about Grand Hotel dated May 2, 2010, Ellen Creager of the Detroit Free Press quotes Dan Musser III, president of Grand Hotel, as saying “the more Disney-esque the world becomes, the more we become viable.” His comment – which, by the way, is exceedingly accurate – is the reason for my letter. I am […]

Center for the Arts Finds Home at Mission Point Theater

Come mid-May, the Mackinac Arts Council will have a new, permanent residence at the Mission Point Theater called “Center for the Arts.” The council will take over management and house its administrative office at the theater at Mission Point Resort after some superficial renovations. Mission Point Theater will be the Arts Council’s first real home since its inception in 2003, […]