September 10, 2016 RSS feed / Columnists

Michigan Politics

Flaws for Both Clinton and Trump

I have been writing about presidential campaigns for many a decade, sometimes as a reporter on the trail (once tear-gassed covering a convention protest in Chicago), and most often and recently as a commentator from the sidelines.  This year&rsq More...


Detroit Horse Power Program Comes to Mackinac Island

David Silver looks too young to be an executive director, let alone a founder, of an organization in the Motor City, Detroit, Michigan. Beyond his appearance of boyish affability, there is a dedicated and well-organized individual. More...

Nature Notes

Builders of the Animal World: Beaver Make Island Home

For the last few years, many of us have been enjoying watching the beaver building their lodge in the “cove” near Mission Point just off the Cawthorne Trail. More...


Approximately 45,000 people walked the Mackinac Bridge on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, ending a perfect holiday weekend. Crowds of people arrived Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4, to enjoy the final big summer weekend of 2016. More...

A Look at History

Post Office on Market Street Has Operated for Almost 200 Years

I recently got a friendly note from Ollie Boynton, the longtime postmaster at St. Ignace. He has some interesting family memories about the railroad car-ferry days and the founding of the State Park in 1895. More...

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