December 12, 2009 RSS feed / Columnists

Michigan Politics

Agriculure Chief Touts a Growing Industry

Michigan’s economic grief is underscored by slumping sales and jobs in the auto industry, which is replete with turnover of auto chief executives.   More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Caffeine Is the Most Commonly Consumed Stimulant Drug

Caffeine is a stimulant. It is methylxanthine, a substance that, when ingested, rapidly traverses the blood-brain barrier to diminish neuro-chemical transmission at brain receptor sites for adenosine. This transmission normally induces sleepiness. More...

Nature Notes

Colder Temperatures Cause Tamarack Trees To Lose Their Needles

Well, the weather has finally changed, and after a beautiful November, we’re into winter with howling winds and blowing snow. The transition has been abrupt this year and, as always, the changes have been interesting. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

It’s Christmas time on Mackinac, one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. More...

Late-season Atmosphere Enjoyed by People and Horses

The late season on Mackinac Island was cold, wet, and windy. A few buggies lined up during dismal days on Main Street and at Doud’s corner, with drivers bundled up as best they could against stiff breezes. More...

A Look at History

Chief Wawatam Scrapped in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Shipyard

News reports indicate that the barge Chief Wawatam, the hull of the former railroad ferry that served the Straits of Mackinac for more than 70 years, is being scrapped at its owner’s shipyard, Purvis Marine Limited in Sault Ste. More...

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