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Beacon Archive

June 2003
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McDonough’s Market - 70 Years serving Beaver Island

Don't bother trying to fix it … if it's not Baroque

Graduation Time

Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce Plans for the 4th of July

The Historical Society releases the schedule for Museum Week

BIPOA Nature Lecture: Painted Turtles of the Beaver Archipelago

CMU Summer Nature Walk series

BIRHC to Raffle Truck

Health Center Groundbreaking

The State of the Internet on Beaver Island

Honoring Bev and Mike

On This Date

One Hundred Years Ago

A Fine Spring Concert

An Environmental Protection section proposed for our Zoning Ordinance

Passings: Robert Smith; Gary Tepe; Margaret Way; Dan Green

Rural Arts & Culture Grant Update

Mary Gets a New Gallery

Roasting Jerry

The Sun Also Rises … over PABI's Community House: Summer Solstice Celebrations

The Class Play: A Class Act

Lighthouse School News

News from the Townships

Work at Beaver Head

BICS Students get Handhelds

Island Airways Hanger Party

Emerald Isle Security Exercise

Making a Walleye Pond

The Leadership Retreat suggests an approach for the Lansing Reception

A Report on The Lansing Reception

Peaine Township helps the Island move closer to a Master Plan

The AmVets in Action: yellow ribbons and posters

Weather or Not

Camp Quality Returns

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Update: Rural Arts and Culture Grant

Thanks to the generous support of the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs.

The school year is winding down, and so are the in-school art programs. Thanks to the school staff, who have made us all feel welcome and appreciated, and who rearranged their schedules to accommodate our programs. Thanks to Michelle LaFreniere, who helped in a thousand ways, and was always willing to take on whatever was needed. Thanks to all the artists who have contributed their time and talents this year; any successes we have enjoyed this year have been due to their generosity and enthusiasm. Many people participated, enriching the program with the diversity of their interests and experience. Mary Scholl, Cheryl Podgorski, Kelly Duhamel and Martha Guth were especially generous, often spending hours preparing examples and contributing their own materials. Mary often even brought treats for the class! Contributing artists had to rearrange their schedules, and even take time off from their jobs in order to come to the school. Thank you all!

We are continuing the Wednesday evening enrichment program through the summer. All classes are held at the Peaine Township Hall, Wednesday, 6 to 9 PM. A materials fee is charged when noted, but classes are otherwise free. Any necessary materials are provided. Prior registration is necessary; please call Cindy at 448-2960 or Beaver Island Community School at 448-2744 to register. Any classes with a materials fee require registration at least two weeks before the class date, so that we can order.

  • May 28, 2003, 2003: Music Appreciation with Martha Guth; Free.
  • June 4, 2003: Special Desserts with Sarah Myers and Tammy LaFreniere; $10.00.
  • June 18, 2003: Music Appreciation with Martha Guth; Free.
  • June 25, 2003: Watercolor Techniques with Katherine Clark; $12.00
  • July 2, 2003: Quilting Workshop with “Talking Threads Quilt Guild”; bring your own sewing machine with gray thread if possible; Free.
  • July 16, 2003: Oil Painting with Lois Stipp; $30.00
  • July 23, 2003: Oil Painting with Lois Stipp; $30.00*
  • July 30, 2003: Oil Painting with Lois Stipp; $30.00*
    *If you choose to take the class more than once, to continue work on your painting, the materials fee will be only $8.00 for returning students.
  • August 6, 2003: Special Desserts with Tammy LaFreniere and Sarah Myers; $10.00.
  • August 20, 2003: Papermaking with Cindy Ricksgers; Free.
  • August 27, 2003: Quilting Workshop with “Talking Threads Quilt Guild”; bring your own sewing machine with gray thread if possible; Free.
  • September 3, 2003: Mosaic Project with Pam O'Brien; $12.00
  • September17, 2003: Papermaking with Cindy Ricksgers; Free.
  • September 24, 2003: Quilting Workshop with “Talking Threads Quilt Guild”; bring your own sewing machine with gray thread if possible; Free.

In addition to all she does for students through the Youth Consortium, Michelle LaFreniere has done a wonderful job of organizing and scheduling the House Parties. They will continue through September as well. The next one is June 15, at the home of Mike Sowa (the old Bonner Farm) on Sloptown Road. –Cindy Ricksgers

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