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North, Skutt Pull Off Water-ski Feat Behind Island Ferry

This story contains a video Mike North and Craig Skutt rode behind a ferry boat to Mackinac Island Monday, August 31, Mr. North on water skis and Mr. Skutt in a tube. The feat, the first of its kind, raised about $800 for Friends of the Animals in Mackinac County and the St. Ignace Festivals and Fireworks program, through the sale of 48 tickets sold to spectators who rode on the Star Line's Marquette II.

Chicago Race to Mackinac 09

This story contains a video  Clips from the Chicago to Mackinac Island yacht race this year. 

Fourth of July on Mackinac

This story contains a video Clips of Mackinac Island's Independence Day activities. 

Building Confidence in Horses

This story contains a video  Horses are frightened of things that move and things that don't move, so the object of Kim Veenstra's Mobile Confidence Clinic June 24 was to teach riders how to give their horses the confidence to meet new challenges on the trail. The full story is in the July 4 issue of the Town Crier. 


Grangers Top Fort Mackinac Never Sweats in Gentlemen's Game

This story contains a video After nine grueling innings of well-played vintage base ball, the Rochester Grangers walked away the victors, beating the Fort Mackinac Never Sweats 11-3 on their home field behind Fort Mackinac. About 320 people attended the game Saturday, July 18.


Island Views of the 101st Race

This story contains a video DOGDAYZ FINISHES FIRST: (At left) DogDayz, a 41-foot Tartan sailing yacht owned by Dan Vandenbossche of New Baltimore, broke through the fog under the Mackinac Bridge Monday morning, July 20,


Island 4th of July Celebrations Highlight History

Period Games, Music, Salute Offered

This story contains a video Celebrating the birth of the country and recognizing those who fought for American freedom throughout the years were the focus at Fort Mackinac during July 4 celebrations last Saturday. Simple, yet meaningful programs were offered throughout the day highlighting the military outpost's role in colonial days when the country declared itself independent from British rule.


Horses and Riders Learn Techniques To Build Confidence and Trust

"Talk about a challenge. It's like trying to get a two-year-old kid to do something." - Leanne Brodeur

This story contains a video Horses are frightened of two things, says Kim Veenstra, those things that move and those that don't. Her job, therefore, as director of the Mobile Confidence Clinic held on Mackinac Island last week, was to teach riders how to develop a trusting relationship with their horses, which, in turn, will build confidence in the horse.

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