Damp conditions in northern Michigan may not, themselves, bring tourists into town, but the warm and windy weather attracts something else that does bring visitors.
Spring time used to be prime time for “smelting” in Michigan, but that’s not the case in the last couple of decades.
Snow is beginning to melt and uncover Michigan road. In other words, “welcome to pothole season in Michigan.”
March 20 marks the first day of spring and while some of us are having thoughts of gardening or spring baseball- others are struggling with thoughts of suicide.
According to the Centers for Disease Control data in 2013, 1,295 people died by suicide in Michigan. The CDC data shows most of the deaths occurred in spring months.
Suicide prevention advocates said the post-Christmas months of low exercise, low social contact and few holidays to look forward to – leave people with mental illness exhausted and vulnerable when spring rolls around. Continue reading
Every winter, Mackinac Island’s horses are moved to the mainland, where it is cheaper to feed them during the tourism off-season. And every spring, the horses make their triumphant return to the island.