October 10, 2015 RSS feed / Columnists

Michigan Politics

Snyder Appoints Third Supreme Court Justice

Long after they leave office, presidents and governors often leave a lingering political impact in the nation and states through their Supreme Court appointees, who tend to grow old on the bench.  So it will be with Republican Governor Rick Snyd More...


The gales of November came Saturday, October 3. The northeast wind was very strong, causing Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry to shut down for the day and Arnold Transit Company stopping some trips to Mackinaw City. More...

A Look at History

100-Year Anniversary of Historical Map of Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island cottager Edwin O. Wood was quite well off in the 1910s. An insider in the creation of the General Motors Corporation, he saw – and his bank account felt – what was happening. More...


Horses Around Historic Michilimackinac and the Area

Way back in 1749, when Michilimackinac was a small, lonely outpost of the French, there was a treatise about the place written by Peter Kalm. Kalm, a Scandinavian, wrote this by the order of the Commandant General in Canada, Monsieur Le M. More...

Nature Notes

American Mink Spotted on Island

Fall has come to Mackinac Island. The days are becoming shorter and cooler, and the winds stronger. My horse and others on the Island are growing a thicker coat, and squirrels are cutting the tips of oak twigs and knocking down acorns. More...

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