February 10, 2017 RSS feed / Columnists

Michigan Politics

Betsy DeVos Controversy Continues

Michigan’s charter champion Betsy DeVos, who as of this writing was pending to be the next Secretary of Education, is not only President Donald Trump’s most controversial cabinet choice.  More...

A Look at History

Hedgecliff Is Cottage Property With Long History on Island

Hedgecliff   One of Mackinac Island’s largest cottage properties has changed hands. More...

Nature Notes

Shrikes Are the World’s Only True Carnivorous Songbirds

Winter is an interesting time for bird watching. Some of our year-around resident birds, like the pileated woodpecker, are easier to sight as the deciduous trees have no leaves, which gives us a clearer view through the woods. More...


The ice has been floating in and out of the Straits of Mackinac. The Huron had to go to the north of the Island on many trips. Monday, February 6, the ice moved out and the Huron can travel the regular way to and from St. Ignace. More...


When Your Friend Is in Need, Reach For a Hoof Boot

Booties for horses? What is a hoof boot? If I had my riding horse on Mackinac Island, why would I want one? How do you use them? When would you use it? How do you get them on? More...

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