September 13, 2014 RSS feed / Columnists

Michigan Politics

Truth Squads Accelerate Efforts to Fact-check Statewide Campaigns

As the advertisement wars heat up in the final two months of general election campaigns, truth squads in various forms are accelerating efforts to fact-check television ads of candidates and their well-heeled supporters who sponsor ads.  More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Age-related: Macular Degeneration of the Eye Is Leading Cause of Vision Loss

Macular degeneration (MD) is the leading cause of serious loss of vision, with the potential for blindness. It is usually progressive, and affects adults older than age 55. More...

A Look at History

The Answer to the Question Was ‘Round Island Channel’

Round Island Channel was in the news a week ago when a full-size ore boat, the American Spirit, briefly touched one side of the channel. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather this past weekend had a lot of variety. We had a bad storm Thursday afternoon, September 4, with lots of rain, thunder, wind, and lightning. At approximately 6:30 p.m. More...

Nature Notes

Mackinac Island, Manure, and the Mushrooms That Grow There

Mushrooms can be difficult to identify and, as my old mycology professor used to say, “All mushrooms are edible, once.” So, I like to leave wild mushrooms to the experts.  More...

Mighty Mac Swim Announced for Labor Day 2015

During the 58th anniversary of the Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk, 58 swimmers will make their way between Michigan’s two peninsulas, according to a plan announced by endurance swimmer Jim Dreyer.  The 2015 Mighty Mac Swim will be Septembe More...

HORSE TALES

The Search to Discover Jacob Biggle, Aunt Harriet, and John Tucker

Many a writer has used a pseudonym. General George Armstrong Custer wrote about horses in the late 1860s under the name of Nimrod. So, too, did a writer who was known throughout America as Jacob Biggle. More...

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