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December 2010

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C o n t e n t s
 
  • News from the Townships
  • The BIRHC Board needs YOU!
  • On This Date
  • Have a Seat – as long as you're John Johnson
  • Beans acknowledged – Pirate receives prestigious award
  • Welcome: Braxton Wheeler Hart, Brody Alexander Timsak, and Laney Megan Perdue
  • To Dress Up Downtown
  • Island Apples in Chicago
  • Letters: We deserve roads with character
  • Christian Church loses its Pastor
  • Fifty Happy Years
  • Local student gets telecom experience
  • The Israelite Kingdon on High Island
  • Adding up all the chamber does
  • The Beaver Island Comedy Group presents Holiday Hilarity II
  • One Hundred Years Ago
  • 11 11 at 11
  • Sure, the summer has Baroque, but the winter brings the Cantata!
  • Thanks from the Wild
  • Letters: Every generation should pay for themselves
  • In memory of Gail Weede and Don Welke
  • Forest View: soon ready to move in!
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November 2010

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  • News from the Townships
  • Here's how we Voted
  • News from the School: Early college, Suzuki Strings, Stained glass windows, Historic action tour
  • CMU to oversee $10 million Great Lakes Restoration grant
  • Another artist does us proud: A glimpse at the art of Rich Sarrazin
  • Avoiding the Big Blow
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Hunter's Dinner; Let 'em Grow
  • Off Sand Bay - the freighter barge McKee Sons
  • Island poets ply their craft
  • One Hundred Years Ago
  • On This Date
  • BIRHC Receives State Funding
  • Letters: Thanks for Never Giving Up!
  • Halloween at the Old Rectory; Trunk or Treat at the Gregg Fellowship Center
  • In Memory: Ruth Catherine Hallahan, Eileen Perry
  • Munson Honors Joyce Runberg
  • The VJ-Day Kiss
  • Line-up at the School: Yellow Ribbon Campaign
  • About Fox Lake
  • A Dig Online A Dig Online
  • Blessing of the Pets
  • Memorial Bricks set at Veterans' Park
  • The beaver Island Rural Health Center Receives Grant from Kellogg Foundation
  • This is the NREC: Developing a Management Plan for Beaver Island's Natural Resources
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October 2010

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  • News from the Townships
  • What Do the Apples Mean?
  • Destination Paradise Bay - MV Nikola Tesla - Home Port: Belgrade, Serbia
  • On This Date
  • Letters: So What's the Real Argument Here?
  • Flag Raising at the new Veteran’s Park
  • BIRHC Thanks the Community
  • A newly-trained tracker tries our trails
  • Native Meanings
  • Have a haiku/don’t mind if I do
  • Attention Green Thumbs
  • BICAA announces Mini-Grant Program
  • One hundred years ago
  • A Month for Running - the Island Boodle and the Marathon
  • At last: senior housing underway
  • Beaver Island Library News
  • Avian Botulism may Arrive
  • Great Lakes Islands
  • Welcome Faolán Leif McGinnity
  • Letters: Beaver Island Roads and the Island’s place in the county
  • As the Island Turns, or, The "Other Side" of a Beaver Tail
  • Goodbye, good friends: In memory: Dan Van Vels, Howard Demorest
  • Army of Volunteers Mobilizes to Attack Phragmites
  • A Day at the Races
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September 2010

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  • News from the Townships
  • Amvets Grant $1000 Scholarship
  • Celtic Games Postponed
  • BIRHC Raffle Drawing at Beaver Island Lodge
  • Father Dan Joins BIHS Board
  • The Ten-year Plan for the Municipal Airport
  • October 2 - Bite of Beaver Island
  • Letters to the Editor: Response to Brent Pike's Letter on Forestry
  • Letters to the Editor: Thanks EMS
  • Marathon Course Changes
  • Buy a Brick and support the Beaver Island Veteran Memorial Park
  • Letters to the Editor: Irish Tree Reality
  • Beaver Island Gordons 1861-2010
  • Thanks for a great class
  • Pat Tinney: capturing Beaver Island
  • New Landscape Design-build Company On BI
  • On This Date
  • A Quality Camp-out
  • Letters to the Editor: Clear-Cutting in our public forests, Aspen populations, Game species, and Biodiversity
  • BIRHC Benefit Golf Tournament Big Success
  • New Charlevoix County Forum
  • They’re About to Break Ground: Senior Housing - at Last!
  • Holy Cross Church: Celebrating 150 years of Guidance (September 12 Mass)
  • Health Fair to be held September 16
  • Let there be Art: The Royale Watercolor Society show on Beaver Island
  • One Hundred Years Ago
  • New Culvert for Iron Ore Creek
  • Welcome Trevor Joseph Gorlewski
  • Who's next? Turning 50...
  • Pilot Safety seminar to be held September 18
  • 4 Generations: Alvina Sarah Cornstalk Napont is very proud of her great-grandmotherhood.
  • Jerry's Book
  • Homecoming 2010
  • S/V Juniper; Home Port Traverse City - Destination Paradise Bay - Sailboat + Lightning = Disaster
  • Letters to the Editor: Time for Action with Clear-cuts
  • BI Helping Hands and Island/Munson Hospice
  • View from the End
  • Walls are Up, Roof is On - the Beaver Island Volunteer Corps' Cottage for Karen project is starting to look like a home
  • In Memory: Perry 'Budger' Palmer 1933-2010; Laraine Dawson
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August 2010

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  • News from the Townships
  • Beaver Island Veteran's Park Groundbreaking & Build
  • Let us Sing you a Story: Beaver Tales 2 - as good as it gets!
  • Anybody seen ... Whiskey Island?
  • Every Day is Important: the Stearman biplane circling the Island
  • Par for the Course for this course
  • On this Date
  • Beach Cleanup set for September 11
  • PT at the BIRHC
  • The Glen McDonough Memorial Concert and Music Scholarship
  • The Hit of the Summer: West to Donegal Bay
  • One Hundred Years Ago
  • Irish Tree Love
  • 3 Steps to E-Step - stopping the European Swamp Thistle from taking over
  • Put another nickel in ... Music, music, music
  • Baroque on Beaver 2010; Meet the Artists
  • Hey, hey, what’s that sound, everybody knows what’s goin’ round
  • From Music on the Porch, Museum Week, the Thunder, and this year's Beaver Island Music Festival
  • A U-Maryland prof connects us with . Irish immigrants and communities
  • “Let me see if I’ve got this straight:” How to Build a Bridge
  • Michigan Author Holds Reading at the Beaver Island Library: Freshwater Boys
  • Letters: Forestry
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July 2010

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  • News from the Townships
  • Mike Myers gets his Due: BICS's Outstanding Person in Education
  • No Tipping
  • Let’s build Green: Beaver Island Association Meeting to feature "Green Building" Presentation
  • Thoughts on the upcoming primary and Beaver Island's county representation
  • Helicopter Rescues
  • Pictures from the annual 2010 Beaver Island 4th of July Parade
  • Health matters; Thanks to the EMTs and the BIRHC
  • Par for the Course
  • Letters to the Editor: About Clear Cuts, Game, and the Wilderness Experience
  • Island Musicians go Baroque
  • 100 years ago, or close to it
  • A Poet’s Island
  • Ruined by Beaver Island
  • Artist Bill Byers to be shown as Montaage's 2010 featured artist
  • Administrator to remain with BI School District
  • The Sinking of the Tiffany
  • The Island’s Resources in Good Hands (coverage of the first NRETC symposium)
  • Honoring our History at Museum Week
  • The Flag Retirement Ceremony
  • Holy Cross 150th
  • Boxes that Sing: the work of Len Chambers
  • Digging up the Past: Northern Michigan University students discover the Burke Farm, Cable's Bay, and south Greenes' Bay.
  • On this Date
  • Leather to the pedal - the 1st Beaver Island Bike Festival, a great new early-summer event fot the Island
  • In Memory: John Boatman, Dale K. Boyles
  • A Heart-warming, well-stocked Food Pantry
  • CMU/BIHS Nature Walks are back
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June 2010

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  • News from the Townships
  • Townships to acquire / trade / protect Whiskey Island
  • Bringing "Green" to Beaver Island
  • Three Beavers patrol Miller's Marsh
  • A Quiet Morning
  • School Election Strong Support
  • Chamber Moves
  • BIHS Board Seat Opens
  • Senior Housing FONSI Notice
  • Garden Island Cleanup
  • New Library Roundabout
  • A Commitment Ceremony
  • One Hundred Years Ago
  • Homecoming
  • In Memory: Russ Green, Sarah "Sally" Delia
  • The Symposium
  • New C3F Director
  • Which Island?
  • 2010 Island Graduates
  • Drug Money Discovered
  • Par for the Course
  • Baroque on Beaver 2010
  • The Right Stuff
  • Resolute round Garden's little Island
  • May Apple Blossoms
  • On This Date
  • BIRHC Car Raffle
  • Veterans' Memorial Park
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May 2010

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  • News from the Townships
  • NRETC (Natural Resources and Ecotourism Committee) Hiking Guides, Garden Island Clean-up, & Forest and Wildlife Management Symposium
  • The Glassman
  • Destination Paradise Bay: the Season’s first Sail
  • A Freak of Nature
  • Running—How to get Started
  • One Hundred Years Ago
  • Sandhills on the Fen
  • A New Book from the BIHS set for release July 1
  • The Second Annual Beaver Island Archipelago Challenge Poker Run set for July 11
  • Aerial photography underway
  • The Eric Fogg Family Spreads the Word
  • Introducing the Human Services Commission
  • Hold the Train
  • The View from the End
  • Whirly Goes Down: An Air Station Detroit US Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter accident reminds us not to become dull to life
  • Let the good times roll: Par for the Course
  • Museum Week Almost finalized
  • Painting on Ice: the art of Mary Stewart Scholl (on the cover)
  • No place like nowhere
  • Beaver Island Volunteer Corps has "Cottage for Karen" foundation in; Framing set for July 10
  • Beaver Island Citizen of the Year
  • Destination Paradise Bay: “What's the ferry ride going to be like?” - Checking in with #45002
  • On This Date
  • Training to Save Beaver Island
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April 2010

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  • News from the Townships
  • Here they are–the big numbers in our Budgets
  • Fall Turkey Hunt
  • The winner of this year's Beaver Island Ice Classic
  • Paradise Bay Beaver
  • “We’ll dance the snakes Out of Ireland”
  • If it barks like a deer, and rolls over like a deer
  • Beaver Island Wildlife Club's meeting with DNR's Tim Reis and Beaver Island Conservation Club QDMA presentation with Bob DeCharme
  • Living off the Grid
  • Boston Revisited: A view of the Boston Marathon experience from the reminiscences of an Island summer resident written to familiarize Beacon readers with an event that is linked to the Island’s September Marathon
  • Broadband Now available to 95% of Island: Beaver Island to Chicago now 25 milliseconds, round trip!
  • Community Senior Housing Project
  • The dear little girl who stole our hearts
  • Annual School Election in May Important
  • Northern Michigan Hospital Grant to help Beaver Island
  • Was it A Hundred Years Ago, or just yesterday
  • Fresh Air in the Movies
  • Easter Eggs
  • Baroque on Beaver will be "Made in Michigan"
  • Islanders split in Title Tilts; District Dreams don't Come True
  • Beaver Island Citizen of the Year Banquet set for April 24 at the Community Center
  • We give this land – to you, and you, and YOU: Stoffregen Family Donates property to Land Trust
  • Deja Vu – a symphony in five movements, each separated by a decade
  • Let these trout Run Free
  • In Memory: Jene Casper, Thomas M. Flynn, John Aloysius “Allie” McDonough, Vince Olach
  • Joining Beaver Island Hospice
  • Health & Human Services Fair set for September 16
  • New CoA Head Jack Messer visits Team at Community Center
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March 2010

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  • News from the Townships
  • New Gunslinger in Town
  • Letter to the Editor: Duplicating Efforts?
  • MLA to hold Great Lakes Lighthouse Preservation Conference June 14-17
  • Bike the Beaver - a new event June 25-27
  • Favorites from The Great Day in Years Past - What will this year bring on March 20?
  • Cara's Coming
  • EMS Expands
  • Beaver Island Ice Classic Underway
  • The Pros and Cons of Clear-cutting
  • Let’s not forget about Biodiversity
  • That good old feeling: Like a Kid Again
  • You may not believe it, but it happened On This Date
  • A very cool party on Lake Geneserath’s ice
  • Quality Deer Management for the Non-hunter
  • What’s Black and White and Red all over
  • Direct from “little ESPN”: Islanders sweep League Titles
  • Tuning up for this year's Music Fest
  • It seems like yesterday, but it was One Hundred Years Ago
  • A Shaggy Dog Story to remember February by
  • Internet: March 15: DSL is now available to 95% of the Island
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February 2010

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  • News from the Townships
  • A letter from the Assessor
  • Finding Gold
  • Natural Resources & Ecotourism Commission
  • Music News – bands lined up for the summer
  • One Hundred Years Ago
  • Eagles off Garden Island
  • The Community Players tell it Like It Is
  • The Winter Carnival
  • Beaver Island Historical Society Acquires Land
  • On This Date Are these the Modern Times
  • Madonna’s eulogy
  • The Blue Jay Knows
  • In Memory: Gordy Hays, Leona Schellenberg
  • The Adventures of Gablo
  • Operation Coal Shovel, and aerials of our ice sheet just starting to form
  • The Mighty Islanders
  • Establishment of the Beaver Island Conservation Club
  • The Beaver Island Wildlife Club
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January 2010

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  • News from the Townships
  • BICAA awards mini-grants to Community Players and the Recorder Group
  • Island Students help celebrate Christmas
  • On This Date
  • Last Baby
  • Architects Show First Museum Addition Plans
  • C3F Grants towards construction of the senior housing development
  • How the New Museum may look
  • We get Letters (concerning the airport and in support of the town board)
  • View from the End
  • In Memory: Madonna McCafferty, Jim Willis
  • Your Community Food Pantry
  • Thank You Ken!
  • Listen to the Island sing
  • Got Apps? Jeffrey Powers Jr. and Vikas Reddy create amazing success with RedLaser
  • Let's Build a Boat
  • This is how to Fight Fires
  • Welcome to the World: Norah Lynn Scheller, Ko Tidmore, Tripp Redding BeVier, and Samuel W. Fogg
  • One Hundred Years Ago
  • Tip Off
  • This is My Story and I’m Sticking to it
  • Here Came Santa, right down Santa Claus Lane
  • If Only We Had Wings; wait a second, we do
  • Naked Tree with Apples
  • The Ban Stays
  • Largest Maple
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Beaver Island Comedy Group to perform new Holiday Hilarity II

Interested in spending a winter on Beaver Island? Take a few minutes and watch the neat time lapse movie Bob Tidmore created and has now uploaded to YouTube.
"It was taken over the 2007-2008 winter and consists of individual photographs taken every 10 minutes out of our upstairs front window (OK maybe I missed a couple of days here and there) less the ones taken at night... Enjoy"

The 10th Cantata

The 10th Cantata

The 10th Cantata

A Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Beaver Island. Photographs above from the 10th Annual Cantata which once again showcased the wonderful talents of the Island community.

Winter Fest on Lake G.

The Second Annual Fresh Air Aviation Winter Fest on Lake G is scheduled for Saturday February 19, 2011 from 12pm - 4pm. Lots of Ski Flying, good food, good friends, and games for all ages. Have a look at this Video created by Mike Hurkmans during last year's Winter Fest on Lake G.

A Classic Flight to Beaver Isalnd in the Sikorsky Flying Boat

Another neat video on youtube: A classic flight to Beaver Island in the Sikorsky Flying Boat, from Island Airways.

Beaver Island Comedy Group to perform new Holiday Hilarity II

Members of the Beaver Island Comedy Group worked as hard as Santa's elves, creating brand new skits and videos for the Holiday Hilarity II production! If you missed the show at the Community Center, check out the clips on YouTube!

Beaver Island welcomes the newest tug, the Wendy Anne

Some of Our Favorite Christmas Lights... from 08... Beaver Island welcomes the newest tug, the Wendy Anne. Photos and story of the tug and journey from the east coast to Beaver Island appeared in the November 08 Beacon. Also photographed lighting the harbor for the holidays.

A Favorite Story from the Beacon Winter Archives...
The Winter Run

Cutting through the ice was an amazing experience, with the force of the tug pwerful standing on the ice.

The Return Trip - James Kenwabkisi in the Ruby Ann breaks out from the point through 16" ice to re-open the harbor for the Emerald Isle's return trip with Bud Martin on the ice ready to chainsaw when needed. Full story and photographs in the April Beacon!

The Ruby Ann tug is hauled, trailered, and transported to Whiskey Point for relaunch where the ice passage is not so long to reach open water and rebreak the channel previously cut by the Biscayne Bay.

In Route to Whiskey Point - You've never seen the Ruby Ann here before! On a flatbed trailer in front of the Harbor Light waiting to launch into a chainsaw cut berth in the ice.

As a pile of ice chunks lays beside the dock, fished out with backhoe, the Emerald Isle nudges herself into the birth.

Nudging the ice away - the Emerald Isle makes her way to the dock with the Biscayne Bay beside

As onlookers watch from the dock, the Biscyane Bay coastguard cutter circles through the harbor slicing through the 16-inch blue ice

The Biscayne Bay clearing the harbor with her side bubblers pushing ice out from the hull.

The Biscayne Bay icebreaker cutting past Whiskey Point into the harbor

Passing Whiskey Point required one or two back-downs, but was in general a smooth operation after the long day reaching Charlevoix. Many pictures from Charlevoix, Beaver Island, and the air in the April Beacon.

Beaver Archipelago Lighthouse Quest

Lighthouse Quest-- Two days spent visiting nearby lake lighthouses and cruising around the Beaver Archipelago thanks to Bonadeo's Beaver Island Boat Charters and Lighthouse Central. If you haven't seen Waugoshance or South Fox or Squaw, or even if you have, it may be just what the doctor ordered this summer...

Some of our favorite photos from years past on Beaver Island

Beaver Island 4th of July Parade 2002

Beaver Island 4th of July Parade 2002

A Wonderful Afternoon Sail aboard the Schooner Madeline

A Wonderful Afternoon Sail aboard the Schooner Madeline

Beaver Island 4th of July 2003

Beaver Island 4th of July 2003

Beaver Island 4th of July Parade 2002

Beaver Island 4th of July Parade 2002

Beaver Island 4th of July Parade 2002

Beaver Island 4th of July Parade 2002

Partying in the Face of a Blizzard

Partying in the Face of a Blizzard

Partying in the Face of a Blizzard

Partying in the Face of a Blizzard

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4th of July Parade 2007

4th of July Parade 2007

2003 Beaver Island Talent Show

2003 Beaver Island Talent Show

4th of July Parade 2007

4th of July Parade 2007

Blockwork 11-14-2005

Blockwork 11-14-2005

Beaver Island Archipelago Challenge

69 people on 6 boats took part in this year's Beaver Island Archipelago Challenge. Boats were stationed around Beaver, Garden, and High Islands to give out cards. Proceeds benefited the Beaver Island Community Center. If you didn't get a chance to take part this year, watch for the dates for next year's event.

Beaver Island Stearman Bi-Plane and Float Plane Rides

Stearman Bi-Plane and Float Plane Rides available this month, July 2010, on Beaver Island from the Township Airport and the Harbor

Lighted Boat Parade

Enter your boat in the 4th of July Lighted Boat Parade - Help light up Paradise Bay at Dusk on the 4th of July sixth annual Clyde Fogg Memorial Boat Parade. For info, call Mike Weede (Home) 231.448.2708 or at the Paradise Bay Dive Shop 231.448.3195. Trophy for the best boat!

Beaver Island Bike Festival

Get ready for the Beaver Island Bike Festival - June 26, 2010. See the website for details and registration information.

Charlevoix East Park

A Video commissioned and directed by the Charlevoix DDA of the new East Park Charlevoix.

History Detectives Spoof -- The Buried Treasure of Beaver Island © MrBrowdy

YouTube Find: History Detectives Spoof -- The Buried Treasure of Beaver Island. Thanks to Brendan for the link!

The Debut of the Beaver Island Comedy Group

Don't miss the reprise of the Beaver Island Comedy Group's hit show...
Christmas in July? Almost. June 30 and July 1 at the Community Center.

BIRHC Car Raffle

It’s once again time to purchase your tickets on the B.I. Rural Health Center’s annual car raffle. This year’s vehicle is a very attractive 2010 Crystal Red Metallic 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt.

Beaver Island Veterans Park Groundbreaking

Beaver Island Veterans Memorial Park - "Construction started at 9:00 this morning 7/6/2010 with the ground breaking by Carl Felix. Jimmy Wojan is providing the landscaping and earthwork for the project. We'll be posting more pictures as the park progresses. Honor a vet and purchase a brick."

Baroque on Beaver - a festival of classical music

Baroque on Beaver - made in Michigan and featuring favorites Claudia Schmidt, Martha Guth, and more!

Beaver Island Music Festival

Don't miss the Beaver Island Music Festival July 15 - 17, 2010! Click here for this year's Festival!

Paddle for Food

Paddle for Food
Ken Bruland's 85-mile solo kayak trip to benefit the Beaver Island Food Pantry. Help Ken gear up for the trip by being one of his sponsors. And help the cause by donating to the Beaver Island Food Pantry - jars at McDonough's Market, The Station at 4-corners, and The Beaver Island Community Center.

Paddle for Food

Waugoshance! A photograph of Ken heading for Waugoshance point by Frank Solle and thanks to an Island Airways Flyover. Please consider donating to the Food Pantry / Paddle for Food so Ken's long paddle fulfills the hopes to support this good cause.

Mobile Bay opens the harbor for the season

Harbor open for the season - to start April in spring-fashion, the USCG Mobile Bay returned to the Island to open the harbor so the ferry can begin her season. Photograph by Frank Solle.

Meet the Artists

Livingstone Studio's Meet the Artists will take place July 31, 2010 12 noon to 4 pm.

Diving on Beaver Island Shipwrecks

Shipwreck Diving - Mike and Gail Weede will present another thrilling episode of diving on the Island’s shipwrecks such as the Niko.

Music on the Porch

Music on the Porch - who will perform this year? Could it be you?

Yankee Lady B17

The Yankee Lady B-17 touched down at the township airport.

Experiments in IR

Early experiments in near infrared photographs are becoming more promising. The Harbor

New EW Marine Internet/Cell Towers on Beaver Island

It's up - The three new 180' E.W. Marine towers, on the Font Lake side of Donegal Bay Road, at the East Side Fire Station, and at Greene's Lake, are now up. Photographs in the May Beacon!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Photographs from the cold, but great, day in the April Beacon. 9&10 News Video: Special St. Patrick's Day Tradition on Beaver Island (viewable online)

Pinky Lee on Prairie Home Companion

Pinky Lee on NPR - Beaver Island's Jenny Bousquet and Holly Keller have been playing music together for the past year, writing songs about family, love, and seasons with a folky, soulful style. Both women play guitar and mandolin while singing unique vocal harmonies. March 15 2008.

New School Plans Nearing Completion

The Beautiful New Beaver Island Community School now complete.



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