July 14, 2017 RSS feed / Columnists


The weather has been beautiful this week, especially with a Buck Moon shining down on the Straits of Mackinac. It truly was an awesome sight. The evening of Saturday, July 8, the tall ship Inland Seas sailed by the 1,000-foot Edgar B. More...

Nature Notes

Crown Vetch Takes Root on Island

At a gathering a couple of weeks ago, a friend came up to me most upset because the owners of a property near hers had planted a hillside of crown vetch (Securigera varia or Coronilla varia). She has some reasons to be concerned. More...


Barb Fisher Is New Corner Ambassador, Rain or Shine

When Barb Fisher first came to Mackinac in 1973, she spent a busy summer hard at work for Frank and Joan Nephew at Mighty Mac Hamburgers on Main Street. More...

A Look at History

Fort Street Once Echoed To Sounds of Groaning Troops

On Mackinac Island, running crossways to Main and Market streets, is a small, steep pavement called Fort Street. It’s kind of pleasant. It has Marquette Park on one side and many historic buildings on the other. More...

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