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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

Landscape Options

Last year Cheryl Podgorski opened her “Stoney Acres Garden and Gifts” without having any idea how well it would go. It turned into quite a success, but like many start-up businesses on Beaver Island, all that meant was that she didn't lose too much money. Still, she was encouraged by the support she received from her customers, and plans to have another go at it this year.
Like last year, she'll concentrate on two areas: providing bedding plants in season (she'll keep them available as long as she can, probably until mid-July), and offering hand-crafted gifts, mainly created by herself: Native American items, jewelry, leatherwork, bird feeders, oil lamps, terrariums, gourds, canvas bags, and pillows. She may stock some craft kits for those with more time on their hands.

In addition, she'll offer a series of workshops, including repeats of those she recently offered through Cindy Ricksgers' program at school: pine-needle basket making, and medicinal plants. Her herbal workshop will be scheduled for late July, when the plants are ready.

She's also willing to take orders by April 15th for plants she'll care for until her customers arrive–almost anything, so long as she can get it from her suppliers. Just phone her at 448-2930 to make your arrangements.


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