August 1, 2015 RSS feed / Columnists

Michigan Politics

Stabenow, Peters Make Waves on Capitol Hill

Michigan senators long have made waves in national politics, starting with Democrat Lewis Cass, who was territorial governor, U.S. Secretary of War, and presidential candidate before being Michigan’s fifth senator (1845 to 1848).  More...

HORSE TALES

Unique Horse-drawn Brake Used for Training Coach Horses

Mackinac Island still is a home for some antique and unusual carriages. Some remain in both private and state-owned barns, while others can be seen in two carriage museums. Perhaps to some, the vehicle known as a brake is the most unique. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

The History of Insertion of Stents for Coronary Disease

The heart is supplied by two arteries, the right and left coronary arteries that arise in the root of the aorta, the large trunk that brings blood to the whole body. More...

NEWS ABOUT PEOPLE ON MACKINAC ISLAND

The weather was ideal for the many visitors who came to Mackinac Island this week. They enjoyed biking, hiking, riding horses, or sitting back relaxing in a surrey with the fringe on the top. More...

Nature Notes

Flocks of Cedar Waxwings Sighted Throughout Mackinac Island

Cedar waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) are some of my favorite birds. I don’t see them all of the time, although they are supposedly year-around residents in Michigan. Most years, I note them when my apple blossoms are in bloom. More...

A Look at History

Island Names Road, Rifle Range After ‘Custer’s Last Stand’

In July 1876, 139 years ago, Americans learned that hundreds of their servicemen had been assigned to a detachment of the Seventh Cavalry that had been wiped out, almost to the last man, on the Western frontier. More...