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Beacon Archive

April 2003
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St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in front of the Shamrock

News from the Beaver Island Wildlife Club

Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year

Chili Cook-off a Big Success

Plans afoot for a Community Walk

Talking Threads Quilt on Display at McDonough’s Market

Rural Arts and Culture Grant Update

Melvin Snags a Record Pike

Patrick Cull makes the State GeoBee

Two Beaver Island School Board Seats up for Reelection

Awarding the Bid for the New Beaver Island Health Center

How the BIRHC Board determined the need for a new Facility

On This Date

Beaver Island Peace Vigil; AmVets put up Flags on Main Street

Partnership Project Holds Meetings

A Phenomenon Made of Ice

News from the Townships & the Township Annual Meetings

Fire Department Acquires New Thermal Imaging Equipment

Deerwood - The world's finest B&B

Snow Sleuth

A fine time on Arranmore

One Hundred Years Ago

BIBCO & BITA Negotiations may be Nearing Resolution

Mary Minor 1932-2003

Charles Dunlevy 1915-2003

Weather or Not

Charlevoix County Commissioners Meetings

Beaver Island's Egg Lake Bog

Land Swap

Peaine Offered Property

Classified Ads

Weather or Not

After having predicted, or is that prognosticated, or rather prestidigitated, a mild winter with little snow, I hate to hazard a guess on the coming season. In all fairness, and in defense, it seemed to all of us soothsayers of atmospheric mayhem, that with El Nino firmly entrenched just west of Baja, that our forecasts would hold true. But then lo and behold, The Kid gets a better offer to play in Asia and within weeks the snow starts falling and the temperatures bottomed out at Twenty Below for three days.
So, Spring. I predict increasing daylight hours, warmer temps, less snow, if any, and cheaper oil. Well, three out of four ain’t bad.

–Liam Racine


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