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    C o n t e n t s
     
    • News from the Townships
    • Charlevoix opts out of Workplace Smoking Ban
    • Family Traditions featuring Ed Palmer and His Girls
    • Welcome Liesel May Owsinski
    • Letters: KiteBoarding on Donegal
    • Charlevoix Park upgrade
    • Veteran’s Day: The Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month at the Eleventh Hour
    • BIRHC – the pieces falling into place
    • On This Date
    • Nancy Peterson’s Open Studio
    • An Appreciation of Beaver Island Hospitality
    • Death by Island: Episode 4
    • Lost and Found in the Woods
    • Letters: Golf Carts on Beaver
    • Construction Begins on the Beaver Island Community Center
    • Rx: Beaver Magic for Camp Q Kids
    • Rouse Simmons Novel
    • Whiskey Point Grant
    • Kellie Gillespie Engaged
    • New Books: Michigan’s Shadow Towns, Vintage Views of the Charlevoix-Petoskey Region
    • Sojourn on Garden: Part 2
    • A Christmas Freighter
    • New Film on Ecology
    • Gerry Volgenau’s Islands
    • One Hundred Years Ago
    • Island Evolution?
    • 2006 Beaver to Ireland Trip; Calendar of Events
    • In Memory: Isabel L Alimenti, Charles Denko, Francis J. Fry, Mary Margaret Hill, Dickman Kausrud
    • About Frank Fry and his art
    • New & Improved Classified Ads [ view classifieds online ]
     
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    • News from the Townships
    • Fall Hospice News
    • Letters: A Ban of New Structures in the Marine District
    • County Committee Openings
    • First Michigan Island to participate in Beach Cleanup
    • Islanders take a Bus Trip to Washington D.C.
    • Bay de Noc knocks off Islanders
    • Jack Erber’s Lobster Boat launched
    • The “Green” Shamrock
    • Thanks to all for another Successful Bite of Beaver Island Island
    • On This Date
    • The Kahlenberg goes into the Bartels’ Shop
    • News from the Historical Society
    • A Fall Trip to Northcutt and Pete Monatou’s Bay
    • Sojourn on Garden
    • Speaking of Old Island Cars - the cars outside the harbor
    • Fall Colors from the Air
    • One Hundred Years Ago
    • Death by Island: Episode Three – a serial murder mystery starring Island people and places
    • Upcoming Boat Parade
    • Speaking of Island Broadband: TDS possibly considering DSL on Beaver Island in 2006
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    • News from the Townships
    • Smoking Ban Tweaked
    • Who Took Jack's Tapes
    • Winners: AMVETS sailboat raffle, PABI cash drawing, and BIRHC Truck Raffle
    • Island Generosity – $1731 raised for Hurricane Katrina victims
    • Wildblue from Midwest Energy: better-than-ever out-of-town Internet
    • Recognition of Beaver Island Community School's Outstanding Sportsmanship
    • Islanders kick off soccer season in style
    • On this Date
    • Going to the Island: The 9th annual Labor Day weekend at Tara’s Meadow
    • News from the Beaver Island Wildlife Club
    • In Memory: Marguerite Teter 1911–2005, Rita Elms 1922–2005
    • Flu Vaccine Available at the BIRHC
    • Great weather, fast runners, fantastic food – another fun Bite & Boodle
    • New faces, new places grace BICS: The Beaver Island Community School welcomes three new teachers
    • The town comes out to watch the launch of the CISCO
    • Robert Armstrong receives Award
    • Circling the Lansing Shoals Lighthouse
    • Letters: appreciation for the Island’s support of the fourth edition of “Baroque on Beaver”
    • A trip to that other Island
    • Death by Island, Episode Two
    • Junk cars heading off Island
    • One Hundred Years Ago
    • Community House Excavation
    • BIPOA’s Beach Clean-up a Success
    • Grand Opening of Donegal Danny’s Pub at Stoney Acre Grill
    • A Crowded Runway
    • Signé Thomas lands role in The Glass Menagerie
    • Preparing for the Arrival of the Wolf
    • How many Coyotes is Too Many?
    • Diary of an Obsessed Cook
    • The Commission on Aging thanks Organizations for support of Beaver Island services
    • BIRHC on the Upswing
    • New & Improved Classified Ads [ view classifieds online ]
     
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    • News from the Townships
    • Island expects another fun Bite of Beaver & Boodle - this year with poster contest, apple pie contest, 4th annual Bite, 3rd annual Boodle, and Merchant Open House
    • CMU Art Show a Big Hit with Islanders
    • Emergency Responses Up! Emergency Transports Normal!
    • Death by Island, the first installment of a serial murder mystery
    • Kiteboarding - sport’s cutting edge comes to Donegal Bay
    • On This Date
    • Skip and Larry save the Tesoro
    • A Day Trip to the Squaw Island Light
    • BIRHC Silent Auction–Fashion Tea A Great Success
    • One Hundred Years Ago (the cable arrived)
    • PABI Endowed Chair Campaign Underway
    • Big Rock Climbed by 90-year-old man
    • The Micro Photography of Carl Ray
    • Blood Drive Results
    • In Memory: Ernie Martin, “JUG” Edith Eileen (Gatliff) Flynn
    • The Island’s First Road Grader finds a new Home
    • Baroque on Beaver – and Beyond: Beautiful Music
    • Homecoming 2005
    • Thanks to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
    • Community Tennis Association Formed
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    • News from the Townships
    • Island celebrates the 4th of July
    • The Clyde Fogg Memorial Boat Parade
    • 25th Museum Week a Success
    • News from the Rural Health Center
    • BIPOA Annual Meeting
    • Charlotte McDonough - Sandy Sanderson Reunion on Beaver
    • A CMU Surprise
    • On This Date
    • BoyneThunder Poker Run raises funds for Camp Quality
    • For Distance, or Over the Bar: The First Annual Beaver Island Celtic Games
    • A Beaver Island Horse Show at Unfinished Farms
    • Communities in the Path of Development
    • Tea and Fashion Show a Big Hit
    • One Hundred Years Ago
    • Playoff Decides Golf Outcome
    • Biggest in 35 Years: Larry Green's 45" 21 1/2 pound pike caught near Garden
    • Mysterious footprints appear at McDonough's
    • Ladies take to the course
    • In Rememberance: Carlyle Latoff, Alexander “Lex” Marcinak, Ruth Denny
    • Great Lakes Energy Director’s Position
    • EIR Theatre Closes its Doors
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    • News from the Townships
    • 4th of July Schedule of Events - Choir, Parade, Carnival, Clyde Fogg Memorial Boat Parade, Fireworks
    • Jeffrey R. Powers Reaches a Milestone
    • Gallagher-Lanier Family Holds Island Reunion
    • BIRHC Fashion Tea–Silent Auction
    • Letters to the Editor: On Change
    • Beaver Island Music Festival Fundraising Event 2005
    • Looking for Par on The Course
    • New Beaver Island Map, PABI Islandopoly for sale
    • Bob S roof going up
    • Masini Features “Island Speak” at Local Art Show
    • Presenting the Photography of Lindy Johnson
    • Letters to the Editor: Did the New Ferry Study Go Deep Enough?
    • Cheryl’s Store in a new location
    • Garrett William Hirschey, Graduating with Honors
    • The Hopi Prophecy comes to Beaver Isle
    • On This Date
    • A Farewell in Three Parts
    • Baroque on Beaver and Beyond July 30-31
    • New Municipal Dock, New East Side Fire Hall Grand Openings
    • Engagement Announced: Mike Reed and Ashley Edison
    • Museum Week 2005 Schedule of Events
    • A Tribute to Clyde Fogg
    • Celebrity Casino Night July 9
    • The Bite of Beaver Island Poster Contest
    • In Memory: Sheldon Reynolds, Helen Rose Allers Nicolen
    • Charlevoix Firm Devastated by Embezzlement
    • A Mardi Gras for Fireflies
    • Schoolship Inland Seas visits Beaver
    • EIR Summer Season Underway
    • Keith Grassmick: keeping the Girl here...forever
    • A Warm Farewell to the Class of 2005
    • One Hundred Years Ago
    • The Shooting of Strang
    • Beaver Head Open House
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    • News from the Townships
    • The Verdict is in: Charlevoix's out (a million dollars)
    • Familiar Faces, a new Real Estate Company
    • Coast Guard Night Rescue 500 yards from Beaver Island
    • DNR Donegal Bay Land Disposal
    • BIRHC Raffles Best Vehicle Ever
    • Sixth Annual Celebrity Roast
    • CMU Summer Field Trip Schedule, BIPOA Nature Lectures, The Hopi Prophesy, June 18th Open Houses
    • Emerald Isle Rep. Kicks off 2005 Summer Season
    • PABI Third Annual Road Rally
    • On This Date
    • Beaver Head loses a Good Man
    • The 25th Museum Week
    • Diversity, Talent, Promise mark Class of 2005
    • Letters to the Editor
    • Calling All Turkeys
    • Annual Fourth of July Golf Tournament Sunday July 3rd
    • John Albin wins TDS Essay Contest
    • In a Peacock’s Eye
    • In Rememberance: Alexandrine M. Siudara, Matthew Taylor
    • Hospice News
    • “Red Hats” in Jail
    • Is There a Shipwreck Out There?
    • June 25th Open House at the Old Carpenter’s Mill Site
    • Fashion Tea-Silent Auction set for July 8th
    • One Hundred Years Ago
    • New & Improved Classified Ads [ view classifieds online ]
     
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    • Phil and Lil Gregg: Beaver Island Citizens of the Year
    • Dan Gentle: A Consummate Craftsman on Paid een Og's Road
    • Being Careful on the Water - Cold Water Dangers
    • EMT Cold Water Rescue
    • When Pirates Ruled Beaver Island
    • On This Date
    • The Acacia's Last Icebreak
    • New Artwork at Mary's Studio
    • Township News
    • Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners
    • Workplace Smoking Ban
    • Open Houses Abound on June 18th
    • Museum Week Shaping Up
    • Laurain Lodge Annual Morel Contest
    • 2005 Gatliff Family Reunion
    • Cholesterol Testing now available at the BIRHC
    • Turkeys go Wild
    • Garden Center to Move
    • New Beaver Island Businesses Announced
    • EMS E-Car
    • The Launching of the New Mackinaw
    • A Visit from the C. G.
    • Islanders take a Trip
    • All Night Party follows Junior/Senior Banquet
    • Beaver Island’s Boating Options Expand
    • Letters to the Editor
    • Commission on Aging provides services and care on Beaver Island
    • One Hundred Years Ago
    • New & Improved Classified Ads [ view classifieds online ]
     
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    • News from the Townships
    • Townships’ Annual Meetings
    • The Age of Restoration
    • Upcoming School Election
    • Out for Beaver - an Expedition with Beaver Island's Trapper
    • Many old favorites and some surprising new Talent, at the Talent Show
    • On This Date
    • Gaelic, anyone?
    • The Celtic Games
    • Eggs in the Snow, you know
    • Chili Cook-off Sizzles
    • PABI Road Rally
    • A House on the Move
    • BIRHC News; North Flight services, billing, and insurance
    • The Annual St. Patrick’s Day Games, with a new twist due to mother nature
    • Goldie and the Three Bears
    • One Hundred Years Ago
    • Beaver Islanders do Peru
    • In Memory – Grace Boyle Matela
    • An Invitation to Gail Norton
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    • News from the Townships
    • Preliminary Plan for Peaine Township Hall Addition
    • Chamber of Commerce Elects Officers
    • Tip of the Mitt offers help
    • Undaunted PABI Board Sets Goals for 2005
    • Birds, birds and more birds
    • On This Date
    • Islanders win Championship
    • The King and his Wives
    • Museum Week Dates Changed to July 11-16, 2005
    • Karen Whitecraft: Balancing Two Worlds
    • Island Students make Dean’s Lists
    • BIHS Receives Grant for Bob S Roof at Marine Museum
    • Beaver Island Community Players present Bull in a China Shop starring Beth Croswhite, John Fiegen, Abby Fogarty, Lisa Gillespie, Brenna Green, Donna Stambaugh, Bill McDonough, Bob Bass, Karen Whitecraft, and Elaine West.
    • From Snow Storm to Sunshine – The True Connection
    • Fighting Invasive Species
    • Letters to the Editor: Tree Cutting
    • Know of someone who should be Citizen of the Year?
    • Golden Wedding Anniversary: Harold and Rosemary Smith
    • In Memory: Darrell Anthony 1959–2005, Adrian VanderLinde 1923–2005, Pat Burris 1931–2005, Bernadine Jouzapaitis 1912–2005
    • One Hundred Years Ago
    • New & Improved Classified Ads [ view classifieds online ]
     
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    • News from the Townships
    • Beaver Island Community School Board of Education Filing Deadline February 8, 2005
    • Celebrity Roast May 21
    • School Board members Honored
    • Grace and Joe retire from the BIRHC
    • Community Players to present A Bull in a China Shop February 25-26
    • BICS Student Council/Catholic Youth Organization Tsunami Relief Soup Cook-off
    • Matching funds sought for Student Community Service Awards
    • Nominations wanted for Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Awards
    • St. Patrick’s Day Games March 19th; Grand Rapids Party February 26
    • CCCF’s past YAC Grants
    • Enjoying Islander Sports
    • On This Date
    • Shipping Up
    • In Memory: Regina Kay Kakac, Grace Niedbala, Lester D. Connaghan
    • Poetry: Reunion on Beaver Island
    • Strang play debuts in TC
    • Signé Thomas Brings Home Gold... Again!
    • Students put photography into focus
    • One Hundred Years Ago
    • The Beaver Island Experience
    • Snow Dust
    • Beaver Island Wildlife Club–A Look at 2004
    • BIRHC’s Annual Meeting
    • BITA receives Final Report
    • A Year of Rising Water
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    • News from the Townships
    • The Beacon celebrates its 50th Anniversary Issue!
    • Santa and Wife Arrive; School Christmas Program
    • On This Date
    • Breaking Ice for the Last Fuel Run
    • New East Side Fire Hall
    • Winter Wine Tasting Wonderful!
    • Home on the Island
    • The Cisco as a Ghost Ship - Best Christmas Lights of 04
    • From the Cookie Carnival
    • Drive-by Dear Counts
    • A Review of The Emerald Isle Repertory Theatre's Where Are You Christmas?
    • Island Family Travels from Coast to Coast to pick up new yacht
    • Historical Society Progresses
    • GLE Explains Outage
    • Barking Squirrels, Blind Mice, and other Hunting Tails
    • Thirty-two Miles of Water
    • Christmas Cantata
    • Local Artist Cindy Ricksgers on Tour
    • In Memory: John Zanella 1943 – 2004
    • Maylone Enterprises Proposed Broadband Link to Include Beaver Island
    • Little Traverse Conservancy Receives 4-Star Rating
    • One Hundred Years Ago
    • New & Improved Classified Ads [ view classifieds online ]
     

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    R e c e n t  S t o r i e s

    Islander Soccer - Thanks to the Islanders for once again providing great Friday and Saturday sports to watch as we wait for fall colors – another season of win, win!

    The Cisco Launched - A fine addition to our harbor, after many months of work, the Cisco was launched September 2nd, 2005, as the whole town came out to watch.

    Museum Week 2005

    Museum Week 2005 - Despite record temperatures on the Island, the 25th annual Museum Week was a great success.

    Wives of an American King

    Wives of an American King - a new play by Ann-Marie Oomen produced by EIR in conjunction with Museum Week 2005.

    4th of July Parade

    Happy 4th of July - Despite worries that rain would fall, the day developed into beautiful sunshine, the crowds came out to Main Street, the cannon fired, and the parade was off. This year had a special skydiving surprise, two beautiful ponies, and the Island's largest dog complete with saddle.

    Clyde Fogg Memorial Boat Parade

    At dusk, The Clyde Fogg Memorial Boat Parade illuminated the harbor in honor of a man who will be remembered and missed.

    4th of July Fireworks over the Harbor Light

    And finally, Fireworks over Paradise Bay provided the perfect closing to the 4th of July, 2005. More pictures in the upcoming Beacon.

    Phil and Lil Gregg were recognized as Beaver Island Citizens of the Year

    Citizens of the Year - Phil and Lil Gregg were recognized as Beaver Island Citizens of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce at the annual Award Banquet. Full story in the May Beacon.

    Sunset over Redding's Trail April 15, 2005

    Spring Sunsets have arrived - (above at Redding's Trail) It's difficult to predict when a sunset will bloom from nice to spectacular, but the great 50+ degree weather sure makes it a lot more fun trying!

    St. Patrick's Day at the Shamrock on Beaver Island

    Happy St. Patrick's Day! - despite a day when the horizontally flying snow prevented one from seeing the Lighthouse across the harbor–much less the end of the block–St. Pat's was celebrated with good cheer and more with games moved inside the Shamrock. Story in the April Beacon.

    PABI Community House Construction Underway

    Community House Underway - Work is now proceeding quickly on the new community house downtown - with the footings and slab poured and blockwork underway. Click for more pictures.

    The Acacia opens the Beaver Island Harbor April 3, 2005

    The Ice is Gone! - Thanks to the Acacia, the harbor is once again open and the Emerald Isle making her runs to and from Charlevoix. With the harbor free of ice, summer can't be far behind! Photos in the May Beacon

    Annual Beaver Island Talent Show

    The Annual Talent Show
    this year featured belly dancing, tap, great guitar and piano, and the voices of Island favorites and the next generation. Lots of photos in the April Beacon.

    Beaver Island Islander Basketball and Volleyball

    Islander Sports
    provided great entertainment for the whole Island to warm up the cold winter season. Stories in the February and March Beacons.

    Bull in a China Shop

    Bull in a China Shop - presented by the Beaver Island Community Players. Lots of photos in the March Beacon.

    Work Progressing on the Yacht Dock

    Work on the Yacht Dock - progressing quickly and really starting to take shape. Photos and story in the December Beacon.

    New Island Fire Truck Arrives on Beaver Island

    New Fire Truck Arrives! - The brand new fire truck generously donated in memory of Fritz Steinbach arrived on the Island this month and will be housed in the new east side fire station which is under construction. Photos in the December Beacon.

    Homeland Security Fence installed around the Ferry Dock

    Homeland Security Fence Erected - As required by law, a new fence was erected around the ferry dock. Story and photos in the December Beacon.

    2004 Annual Christmas Cantata

    The 2004 Christmas Cantata - was again spectacular this year with two beautiful performances directed by Kathy Speck and Mike Scripps, as well as stunning solos by Danielle Cary and by Brenda LeFerve and Brian Porter. Photos in the January Beacon.

    A Tuna Christmas

    A Tuna Christmas - performed by the Emerald Isle Repertory Theatre to the delight of crowds over the Thanksgiving weekend. Review and photos in the December Beacon.

    Beaver Island Laurain Lodge Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest

    Happy Halloween! - from the Laurain Lodge and Beaver Island! Photograph above taken at the Laurain Lodge's annual Halloween pumpkin carving contest.

    Second Annual Island Boodle and Third Annual Bite of Beaver Island

    Second Annual Island Boodle - Even though some runners were fogged-in in Charlevoix, the Boodle and Bite were a great success this year. Story and photos in the November Beacon.

    Paving the Kings Highway

    New Smooth Highway - The Kings's Highway is now very different - not only do cars no longer rattle apart on the way from town to Four Corners, but more shocking, the King's Highway now has painted lane lines!

    Rebuilding the Beaver Island Yacht Dock

    Rebuilding the Yacht Dock - The Municipal Yacht Dock will have a new structure for next summer thanks to Great Lakes Dock and Materials. Story and Photos in the November Beacon.

    Beaver Island Gull Harbor Heron

    Gull Harbor Heron - While driving around the loop, this heron provided a wonderful show swooping between two shoreline spots and a perch atop a rock in the surf.

    Beaver Island Historical Society Museum Week 2004

    Museum Week 2004 - The art show was the largest event of the week, followed by many favorites performing at Music on the Porch. Story and photos appear in the August Beacon.
     

    Boyne Thunder Poker Run to Beaver Harbor

    Racing to Beaver - The Chamber of Commerce teamed up with Boyne Thunder to make Beaver a poker run destination. Photos in the August Beacon.

    Concert on the Harbor

    A Concert on the Harbor - The Northport Band conducted by Doug Scripps and joined by the Beaver Island Community Choir.

    A Rainy Fourth of July on Beaver Island

    A Rainy 4th of July - The weather presented a bit of a challenge this year, but Islanders didn't let the rain stand in the way of a great parade. Photos in the August Beacon.

    Beaver Island Morel Mushroom Contest sponsored by the Laurain Lodge

    2004 Morel Mushroom Contest - Can you top last year's morel champion?
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    An Evening with Stephen Sondheim - Beaver Island Dinner Theatre Event

    Island to get New Fire Truck - Thanks to a very generous donation by the Steinbachs. Story appears in the June Beacon.

    An Evening with Stephen Sondheim - Beaver Island Dinner Theatre Event

    Wild Flowers abound now that beautiful weather is here on the Island.

    An Evening with Stephen Sondheim - Beaver Island Dinner Theatre Event

    A Blue Heron looks out over Barney's Lake at sunset. Photo on the back cover of the June Beacon

    An Evening with Stephen Sondheim - Beaver Island Dinner Theatre Event

    An Evening with Stephen Sondheim - Photos and review of the Dinner Theatre event will appear in the June Beacon.

    Beaver Island Artist Sue Thomson of Livingstone Studio

    The Art of Sue Thomson - Livingstone Studio. Article and photos appear in the May Beacon.

    Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year 2004 - Connie Wojan

    Citizen of the Year - Connie Wojan. Story in the May Beacon.

    Beaver Island Spring - Deer and Turkeys are enjoying the warm spring weather at last

    Spring is Here at Last - and the Island is ready!

    Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce Organization of the Year 2004 - Beaver Island Hospice and Helping Hands

    Organization of the Year- Beaver Island Hospice and Helping Hands. Story in the May Beacon.

    Beaver Island Sandhill Crane at John Works Farm

    A Sandhill Crane caught flying over John Work's Farm.

    The Acacia breaks out of the fog

    A Coast Guard Cutter appears out of the Fog. The fog was so thick that we couldn't see a trace of her as we could hear the ship cutting the channel past Whiskey Point, but then a few hundred feet from the dock, she emerged at last to usher in the new season. Story and photos appear in the April Beacon.

    Art of the Southwest comes to Beaver Island

    Art of the Southwest comes to Beaver Island - Heidi Connors shows us her artwork. Article and photos appear in the March Beacon.

    New Beaver Island Rural Health Center Open

    New Beaver Island Rural Health Center Open - Story and photos from the spring open house in the March Beacon. Formal Grand Opening Celebration to be held June 25th.

    The Capt. Ralph Tucker

    Visiting the Freighter Capt. Ralph Tucker via Snowmobile. Article and wonderful photos from Bud Martin and Eric Fogg from the ice, and from Captain Bill Sullivan aboard the Ralph Tucker appear in the March Beacon.

    Beaver Island Annual Talent Show

    The Annual Talent Show is where Islanders of all ages really show off their suff. Photos in the April Beacon.

    PABI about to start construction on Beaver Island Community House

    PABI about to start construction on Community House - Following the spring Beacon articles, the latest and approved plans appear in the May Beacon.


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