August 11, 2012 RSS feed / Columnists

Michigan Politics

Benishek-McDowell U.S. House Race Called ‘Toss-Up’

With the general election about upon us, Michigan’s most competitive congressional contest appears to be in the sprawling 1st District, where freshman Representative Dan Benishek (R-Crystal Falls) faces a rematch with ex-state representative Ga More...

Horse Tales

Summer Stirs Memories of Horseback Days for Mackinac Island Children

“She used to whisper to them to tell them how much she loved them, “her old friends.” She loved the island and the island trees; she loved the wild larches, the tall spires of the spruces bossed with lighter green, the gray pines, a More...

A Look at History

Michigan Lighthouses: Round Island Light Is Flagship of Our 124 Beacons

Michigan, with 124 lighthouses, has more maritime lanterns than any other state in the United States. More...

Veterinarian Watches Over Hundreds Of Horses on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island depends on horses to fulfill everyday tasks, from transporting people on carriages to delivering morning goods to businesses. For a city, its unusually high dependency on horses comes with the greater need for animal care. Dr. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: When Surgery Is the Correct Option

Spinal stenosis in the lumbar area - the lower back – affects more than 400,000 people in the United States older than age 60. This condition is owing to narrowing of the spinal canal, leading to pressure on the spinal cord and spinal nerves. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather has cooled down and is much more like typical Mackinac Island weather, with bright, sunny days and cool evenings. More...

Ironworkers Will Compete at Mackinaw City This Weekend

Ironworkers will show their skills during the 29th annual International Ironworkers Festival Friday, August 10, Saturday, August 11, and Sunday, August 12 in Mackinaw City. More...

Nature Notes

‘Easy Keeper’: Mackinac Island Impatiens Hit By Downy Mildew

This summer has been an interesting one for gardeners. More...

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