June 11, 2016 RSS feed / Columnists

Michigan Politics

Political Stirrings in Michigan for 2016 and 2018

Michigan, which last voted for a Republican presidential nominee in 1988 when George H.W. Bush out-polled Michael Dukakis, increasingly looms as a competitive key battleground state this year. More...


As we start to celebrate the 68th annual Lilac Festival, the lilacs all over Mackinac Island have burst into bloom, filling the air with a wonderful aroma. The lilacs are in shades of deep purple, light lavender, white, and pink. More...

Nature Notes

Forest Flora Changing Quickly on Island

Boy, what a difference a week or two makes! The flora in our forests is changing rapidly. The early spring flowers have now passed, no more hepatica or trout lily. More...


Beware of Some Green Grasses While Feeding Horses

It’s June, and perhaps one of the loveliest months for horseback riding and carriage driving on Mackinac Island. In both the Upper and Lower Peninsulas, people are out on the trails and lush hay is being cut. More...

A Look at History

Mackinac Island’s Main Street Shows Victorian Shopping Traditions

The summers of 125 years ago were the first periods in which large numbers of visitors came to Mackinac Island. More...

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