Winter Musings

So far for 2021, I am enjoying the winter scenery! January brought a lot of interesting hikes with lots of interesting views. We actually started the year out with a few dry days and lost snow from warmer weather, although the second half of the month brought back the snow that was happily welcomed by…

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Season’s End

We’ve reached a pivotal moment in the year 2020… the end of another season on Mackinac Island. As much as I love making candy and love the summer, I’m happy for the season’s end. It was one heck of a season! There were definite positives to the season, especially those things that I wouldn’t think…

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Hot in July

WOW, what a month it’s been! I was hit with the heat at the beginning of the month, as the 80s are not my favorite temperatures, and it made for some pretty uncomfortable days at work and nights of sleep. But, I made it through, of course, and just kept focusing on work. July (and…

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Memories from June

What a whirlwind the month of June has been! Last month (I can’t believe it’s July already) has been filled with all kinds of new beginnings, including starting up my business much later in the season than  I’m used to. The vast majority of islanders are very serious about mask wearing, and businesses here are…

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Slow Open

Congratulations everyone, we made it through May! The weather is steadily getting nicer, the flowers are steadily blooming, and stores are slowly starting to open. The island has participated in a “soft soft opening” to the season, keeping the elders of our community in mind as we get the tourist season started up. I’ve ventured…

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Spring in View

There’s been some changes going on down by the boardwalk that I could see slightly from my window, but I finally had a chance to see it close-up recently: The beach had receded so much over the winter that some parts of the boardwalk had reached under the boardwalk, so the city quickly began work…

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