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Michigan Politics

Michiganians on Prez Slates Are Few and Failed

Barack Obama and John McCain each had politicians with Michigan ties, one extremely slight, on their widely trumpeted running mate "short list," which often amounts to little more than a stroke list. Both ended up last week as also-rans. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The holiday weekend offered the best and most beautiful weather in many years. The bright, sunny, warm days brought crowds of visitors who were eager to see Mackinac in all its summer beauty. More...

Stingels Continue Friesian Tradition With Filiphus and Anton

In 1994, Jay and Janet Stingel introduced Mackinac Island to the Friesian horse, and in turn, the breed to Islanders and visitors. Jay and Janet had purchased the old Arnold cottage on Main Street, across from the Island's marina. More...

The Process Involved With Maintaining a Compost Pile

Nature Notes

Last week, for those of you who read this column regularly, I wrote about fly control, and mentioned that it's not only horse manure and garbage that attracts flies and provides them with breeding sites, but compost and grass piles, as well. More...

Mackinac Bridge Spanned Way to New Era at Fort Mackinac

Island Heritage

of the Mackinac Bridge in late 1957 created a new challenge for Mackinac Island. This challenge, and opportunity, was much in the minds of Islanders and their friends 50 years ago as the summer of 1958 approached. More...

Obesity Will Soon Become the Primary Preventable Cause of Death

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

The epidemic of obesity and morbid obesity continues to predominate among the concerns in public health care. The incidence is increasing in the United States, and more and more countries are seeing their populations affected. More...

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