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Beacon Archive

July 2004
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News from the Townships

AmVets Retire Worn Flags

Long-EZ's return - Burt Rutan-designed experimental aircraft

PABI GroundBreaking

Island Airways Hangar Party

Wildlife Club News

School Election Results

Letters: To the Beaver Island Community

Walleye Pond a Success this Year

The yearbooks are in. The yearbooks are in. The yearbooks are in!

Thanks to Ed Wojan who orchestrated the event, Islanders get to Skydive from 11,000 ft. at Township Airport

On This Date

Museum Week 2004 Schedule of Events

A Sturdy New Home - Ben Fogg's new Tug Spartacus.

Lighthouse School Graduation

Silent Auction added to Fashion Tea

Phyllis Townsend 1911-2004

Preservationists named Honorary Architects

The Dig Continues - Suttons Bay Anthropology Club

Rich Gillespie will run for Charlevoix County Commissioner

Will there be a New Boat?

BIRHC Grand Opening - A Fine Celebration

One Hundred Years Ago

Art found in Nature - the Wood Sculpture of Bruce Struik

Mary Gallagher 1909-2004

Cecelia Kinney 1911-2004

Emergency Lights Available

New First Responders

Blood Drive; Hospice Needs Summer Caregivers

New Map of Beaver Island

 

AmVets Retire Worn Flags

Once again a dozen AmVets met on Flag Day to retire two boxes of well-worn flags, many having been furled along Main Street/Michigan Avenue in an arc that focused the Island's patriotism on the harbor. The fog buffeting Beaver earlier in the day pulled back, and the deluge that was to flood down later held off.

After Bob Hoogendorn played, the first flag's first 13 stripes were fed to the fire individually, accompanied by the reading of the names of the first states. Afterwards hot-dogs were provided for the crew gathered on the Hartles’ front lawn. A few weeks later new flags arrived and were installed–compliments of the AmVets.


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