February 10, 2007 RSS feed / Columnists

Michigan Politics

After Mourning, a Focus on Betty Ford

"Struggle is educational," Betty Ford, the most candid and consequential of the nine presidential first ladies I observed while covering politics, wrote in her 1978 book, "The Times of My Life." Nearly three decades later, the nation watched the fr More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Bone Density Testing Is Important in Preventing Fractures

Bone densitometry is a simple, painless, and easily available test. More...

Winter Horse News Comes in From Near and Far

I always feel once February has reached its midpoint, even the horses seem to tune into spring's approach.

This winter I've received inquiries from many of our seasonal Island equine residents, their owners, and devotees. Hopefully, I can keep you abreast of some of them and their activities off the Island. More...


Winter has come with a blast to our Island nestled in the Straits of Mackinac, where strong north winds forced huge floes of heavy ice, blocking the waters between Mackinac and St. Ignace. Falling temperatures continue to keep the air frigid. More...

Nature Notes

Playful Otter Family Has Found Itself Good Island Home

This has been a strange winter so far. After a "normal" first week of December with snow and cold temperatures, the weather changed, and it became one of the warmest Decembers on record. More...

A Look at History

Snowmobiles Buzz onto Mackinac Island

Winter is the time of the snowmobile on Mackinac. A couple of dozen shaggy-coated horses remain on the Island, pulling sleighs through the snow. Most of today's Islanders get around on the tracked vehicles. More...

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