December 11, 2004 RSS feed / Editorials

Does Michigan Have ‘Too Many’ Legislators?

Michigan Politics

Term-limited House Speaker Rick Johnson, R-LeRoy, soon will retire to his second seat of power--the one atop a 185- More...

Bald Eagles, Woodpeckers More Visible on Mackinac in Winter

Nature Notes

One of the things I like about the late fall and winter is that I often see more birds than I do in the summer. This is not because there are more birds on the Island, because there certainly are not, as most species migrate. It More...

Vienna: Horses, Carriages for Hire Lend Grand City Ambience

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. This autumn I found myself on the back of a native Haflinger pony for three days and then a large, sleek European trotter, riding 80 miles in Lichtenau, a corner of the world in northern Austria. More...

Mackinac Island Once Enjoyed Population Equal to Detroit, Chicago

A Look at History Fur Trade

In the winter of 1804, 200 years ago, the populations of Chicago, Detroit, Mackinac Island, and St. Louis were roughly equal. Mackinac Island had about five hundred people living in it, which was a little more than the number it has today. More...

Better Technologies Make Blood Transfusion Less Common, Safer

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Blood transfusion is one of the most important lifesaving treatments available. Whole blood is comprised of several components - More...

The Nuances of Near-Forgotten Phone Numbers Tough and Easy Stages

The great poet, T.S. Eliot, in one of his most memorable phrases, captures the mediocrity of existence for so many as thus: More...

Another Year Comes to a Close for Jamaicans on Mackinac

Island to Island

Memories on Mackinac Well, this is it. It More...