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Beacon Archive

March 2003
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The Way it was: The Arranmore Connection

Rural Arts and Culture Grant Update

Beaver Island Transportation Authority News

Beaver Island Boat Company Response

News from the Beaver Island Wildlife Club

Thank You from the Bellamy Family

Landscape Options Improve

New Scholarship Fund will Aid Nursing Students

Students on the Slopes

Across the Ice

Jeanie Johnston Underway

New Ferries Crossing the Lake

Bellamy Memorial Service

Charlevoix County Community Foundation News

Beaver Island High!

Chili Cook-off

One Hundred Years Ago

Arranmore Twinning / A Beautiful Watercolor by Cindy Gillespie

News from the Townships

Road Rally Planned

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (and a run-down of the planned events)

On This Date

The Grand Rapids Party

Charlevoix County Commission Meetings

Letters to the Editor: The New Medical Center

Classified Ads

The Twinning Ceremony

The schedule of events begins Thursday, March 6th, 2003:
The Beaver Islanders’ main party will arrive at Dublin Airport (some have gone ahead.) A chartered bus will be there to convey them to a Hotel in Donegal Town, where they will stay overnight.
On Friday they'll take the noon ferry to our twin, Óilean Árainn Mhór. The Arranmore Pipe Band, members of the Local Community, and the Fáilte Committee will meet them and convey them to their accommodations. At 9:00 p.m. a buffet and entertainment will take place in the Pier Bar & lounge, featuring old time, céilí, and modern dancing. There will be a presentation by historian Charlie Ó Hara on the Arranmore / Beaver Island connection.

At 1:00 on Saturday the memorial at Loch and Cowanaigh will be unveiled by two youngsters from each community, followed by the presentation of a framed document by a representative of the Donegal County Council to the leaders of the Beaver Island Community Committee, who will deliver short speeches. This will be followed by the presentation of a traditional gift by the chairman of An Cóiste Fáilte for the Beaver Island Heritage Center and a thanking of the sponsors. In the afternoon a bus will tour town lands where Arranmore Islanders resided prior to evictions from their small holdings.

Church service will be held in Seipeál Naomh Croine.
At 9.30 p.m. céilí and sandwiches will be offered in Tomas Phil Bans Pub. The Americans will be sufficiently cautioned beforehand.

Departure is scheduled for Sunday on the 12.30 Ferry. The Community will be on the pier to say Slán Abhaile.

This beautiful watercolor (above) by Cindy Gillespie will be one of the gifts presented by the Beaver Island contingent to Arranmore.

Note: Rich Gillespie's Web Site about the Arranmore Twinning Ceremone can be found at www.beaverislandrealty.com/Ireland


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