April 6, 2019 RSS feed / Columnists


There is a feeling of spring in the air. We’ve had bright sunshine and the days are much longer. However, we still have a lot of snow on the Island and ice in the Straits of Mackinac. We are hoping that maybe the Huron can start next week. More...

A Look at History

Eighty Years Ago: Creating a Vest-pocket Park on Mackinac Island

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Nature Notes

‘Poor Man’s Lobster’ Burbot Is Only Freshwater North American Cod

A few weeks ago I received a phone call from a friend who offered me a fresh fish. He’d been out ice fishing in the Straits and had some extra. He knows I don’t mind gutting fish, and I do enjoy eating them. More...


‘The Finest and Best Fellows’-Alfred Munnings and the Art of the Horse

In 1913, Alfred Munnings, a British equine artist, received much attention about his one-man show of paintings and sketches, “Horses, Hunting, and Country Life.” The works were on display in London, and his interpretations of riders, hors More...

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