July 30, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Primary Election Is This Tuesday

Tuesday, August 2, will be an election day in Michigan with many millage requests and competitive primary elections on ballots to be cast across the Eastern Upper Peninsula. More...

News

‘You Learn Something New From Every Book,’ Says Tomac

Tamara Tomac is determined to make sure everyone who comes into the Island Bookstore leaves with a novel. She feels it’s her purpose in life. More...

Voter Guide - Free Access

State and Federal Offices

League of Women Voters of Michigan Education Fund Primary Election: August 2, 2016 You may VOTE in ONLY ONE PARTY’S PRIMARY – either Republican or Democratic – for ALL partisan offices on ballot. More...

Bielecky’s Strokes of Color, Bogan’s Poetry Capture Life on Island

Walking through the “Stanley Bielecky’s Mackinac” exhibit at the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, viewers are transported to the painter’s vision of Mackinac Island. More...

Historical 1800s Encampment Begins Saturday

The military post on Mackinac Island achieved strong attention right after the War of 1812, and this important period of time will be depicted for the public when historical interpreters and re-enactors from around the Great Lakes area gather Saturda More...

History and Culture at State Historic Parks

Cultural Trail, House Exhibit Both Finished

The new Native American Cultural History Trail along M-185 is completed, making it the first time Mackinac State Historic Parks has had a dedicated exhibit to Native Americans. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

Great Lakes governors, and some Michigan hopefuls for the office, provided interesting spins at last week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland.  More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

Wow! What a Chicago to Mackinac Race. The start of the race from Chicago was very stormy and seven boats dropped out. Coming up Lake Michigan, the boats encountered some heavy weather, but the first boat, the Areté, arrived at 2:30 p.m. More...

Nature Notes

Land Snails: Terrestrial Gastropods Populate Gardens

A friend of mine said to me the other day that I should do a column on snails. She indicated that she had seen more snails in her garden this summer than usual. I realized that my knowledge of snails was somewhat limited.  More...

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