August 8, 2015 RSS feed / Columnists

Michigan Politics

Candidate Lon Johnson: Close Straits Oil Pipeline

In his bid to replace 1st District U.S. Representative Dan Benishek (R-Iron River), former Democratic State Chairman Lon Johnson last week called for immediate closing of the aging oil pipeline under the Mackinac Straits. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Multiple Sclerosis Presents A Spectrum of Challenges, Symptoms

Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects about 400,000 people in the United States, twice as many women as men. More...


Warmblooded Trakehner Horses Are Powerful, Versatile

What kind of a horse is a Trakehner? How do you even say that word? A “Tra Kay Nerr” is an equine that originally came from the East Prussian state stud farm in Trakehnen, Prussia. More...


It was a busy week on Mackinac with many visitors enjoying our beautiful Island. The weather was very nice and the flowers all over Mackinac are absolutely outstanding, especially the Mackinac hollyhocks. More...

A Look at History

Agathe Biddle’s House Will Become Native American Museum

Agathe de la Vigne Biddle, pioneer fur trader of Mackinac Island, will be one of the focuses of the newest museum to be operated by Mackinac State Historic Parks. More...

Nature Notes

Monarch Butterfly Numbers Decline

A couple of weeks ago I got a phone call from a friend, who said that he had just seen his first monarch butterfly of the summer. He thought that this was very late, and had I seen many, or even any? More...

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