June 25, 2016 RSS feed / Columnists

Michigan Politics

Family Ties Run Deep in Michigan Politics

Much has been made in the media, and occasionally in this space, about family repeats among officeholders, and candidates for office, in presidential and congressional politics.  Notably: President George H.W. More...


Gretchen Colman and the Path to PATH

For more than 15 years, Gretchen Colman’s Mackinac Island summers have revolved around children and horses. Colman, a Kalamazoo native, is the director of The Little Barn on Mission Hill. More...


It was an absolutely beautiful week, with bright, sunny days, calm winds, and cool evenings. Many visitors came to enjoy riding horses, bikes, or taking a ride in a carriage with the fringe on top. More...

A Look at History

Village President and Mayor, Preston Helped Make Island What It Is Today

One hundred years ago, the pages of the St. Ignace Enterprise, one of the historic papers affiliated with today’s Town Crier, ran an obituary from Mackinac Island: “Colonel William P. More...

Nature Notes

Yellow Flowers Mark Summer’s Arrival

I always think of summer as the time of yellow flowers. Many of the plants that seem to bloom this time of year, and especially in abundance, seem to be yellow-flowered. Think of the dandelion. More...

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