April 10, 2010 RSS feed / Columnists

Voters Slow To Warm to Heating Races

With just four months before the parties pick their nominees, some lively races are developing for governor, Congress, and the Legislature. But voter interest has been slow to develop. Is that because of lackluster candidates? More...

Medical, Surgical Advances Can Help Those With Heart Failure

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Every year, more than half a million Americans are told by their doctors that they have, or that they are in, “heart failure.” This sounds ominous, and raises serious concerns that the heart may quit working any minute. Not true. More...

Hardy Forsythia Bushes Like To Grow in Sun or Partial Shade

Nature Notes

Spring has come very early this year. By the end of March, the snow and ice were gone, the boats had started traveling in the Straits, and the early crocuses and snowdrops had come and gone. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Easter Sunday was a beautiful Mackinac day, with mild temperatures, blue skies, and calm winds. Father Rey Garcia and Deacon Dean Hermann officiated at the 11 a.m. Mass at Ste. Anne’s. More...

Horses Shedding Out Their Winter Coats Is a Sign of Spring

Horses can be seasonal indicators, as well as robins. Spring is here, and this is the time of year when horses really start to lose their winter coats. It has been an early spring all across Michigan this year, and for once, that includes Mackinac. More...

Like Geocachers, Fur Traders Would ‘Cache’ Their Goods

A Look at History

Mackinac Island is scheduled to welcome a gathering of geocachers later this month. A call has gone out to enthusiasts to come to Mackinac Island and meet up in the lobby of Grand Hotel at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 24. More...

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