August 2, 2013 RSS feed / Columnists

Michigan Politics

Bipartisan Efforts on Great Lakes Issues

Michigan lawmakers of both parties on Capitol Hill last week urged Congress and the Obama Administration to strengthen efforts on behalf of the Great Lakes.  More...

Nature Notes

Invasive Phragmites Make Appearance Along Mackinac Island Shore

Last winter I was sent a photograph by Clark Bloswick of a grass that he had seen growing along the shores of the Island, and he asked me to identify it. It turns out the grass is one known as Phragmites australis, or common reed. More...

A Look at History

The Heroism of Mackinac Island’s Battlefield Loser, George Croghan

“George Croghan” is the name written in metallic letters on the historical marker on British Landing Road. More...


The weather has been much cooler this week, even feeling like a bit of fall in the air. Saturday, July 27, was very busy with many weddings and lots of people enjoying the beauty of Mackinac Island. More...

Horse Tales

Rocket Joins August Activities, Festival of Horse on Mackinac Island

It is August, and that seems to mean the Mackinac Island Horse Show, and the Mackinac Pace. That horse show this year will begin at 9 a.m. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

22.9 Million Americans Suffer From Asthma, More Than Half Are Adults

Bronchial asthma is a chronic, inflammatory lung condition that leads to episodic difficulty in breathing. It is caused by reaction of the airways to different stimuli. More...

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