August 26, 2017 RSS feed / Columnists

DeVos and McDaniel Are on Target

Michigan Politics

Two former chairwomen of the Michigan GOP, both members of prominent state political families, have significant roles in Washington, thanks to President Donald Trump, and are saying the right things on the current controversy about race relations. More...


Mackinac’s Hardworking Horses: Kudos to the Horse Force

The last lingering days of August on Mackinac have arrived. It’s time to pay some attention to the horses that have had a full season in the equine industry on Mackinac Island. More...

A Look at History

Grand Hotel’s Honor Shows Heritage of Island Hotel Industry

This month, Grand Hotel was named America’s “Best Historic Hotel” by the newspaper USA Today. The honor was granted after a two-step process. A panel of senior USA Today staff and industry experts wrote out a 20- choice list. More...


Once again, the weather has been mixed. We had some beautiful warm days, but also some heavy rain. Gardens all over town are very lush. More...

Nature Notes

Mackinac Island Forests Continue To Change Each Year

Last week, I wrote about the devastating loss of the beautiful American beech, which for the last 10 years have been dying and crashing to the forest floor at an alarming rate. More...

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