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November 2002
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School cultural project receives Grant

Letters: Bill McDonough’s prime ribs

Letters: Joe Moore to the BIRHC Board

Letters: the BIRHC Board responds to Joe Moore

Greene’s Lake: Suitable for Framing

The Way it Was: A Man’s Home is His Castle

Walden on Skids: Dick Winnick’s home slides away

Lighthouse School receives Grant

On this Date

Beaver Island Wildlife Club

What's new with Mary Blocksma?

The CMU Closing Party

Local Couple Dines with the Vice President

One Hundred Years Ago

Pumpkinanigans at Pumpkinopolis: a Grand Pumpkinalia

News from the Townships

Bite of Beaver

Karaoke: the Island sings along

Book Review: Dave Miles’ Bob Miles’ Charlevoix II

A Fine Romance

A Fine Propeller

Health Center News

Ships in the News

News from the Gospel Ship

Washington Islanders

The Township Airport

Weather or Not

Family Discovery Safety Night

Recipes from our Readers: Venison

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A Bite of Beaver.

The newest culinary treat to hit Beaver Island featured delicious foodstuffs from some of the Islands' best cooks. It was quite a success, drawing almost 300 people.

Upon entering to the sounds of L.D. Ryan's sax, visitors were assailed by the scents of everything from cupcakes to chocolate to puff pastries. All 72 pieces of Keith Pintler's Chicago Pizza sold out quickly, as did the shrimp and escargot. The chicken satay was next to disappear. Deborah Harwood, the chairperson of this event, did a marvelous job. Besides the gourmet tidbits, local artist Eric Heline was on hand with his jewelry.

This was quite a victory for Beaver Island. It made money, and satisfied everyone who took part. It was one more step in broadening the season. And drew a surprising number of off-Islanders. And it pointed out that acting on suggestions that are based on what works elsewhere can lead to a desirable outcome.
Next year's program will be better advertised–and there’ll be more food!

Bite of Beaver Island poster by Island Design

Thank You Bite of Beaver Island Participants

Dear Bite of Beaver Island Participants,

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Our first Bite of Beaver Island was a great success. This island is chock full of culinary talent! Everyone did an outstanding job and the food was marvelous. I think most of the tables sold out of their food. That seems like a good indication of how popular this event could be.

Thank you to the people who attended the event and ate 'til they were stuffed. Your response was great (Did you know that a couple from Traverse City came to the island- they had never been here before- just for this event?).

And thank you especially to Steve West at the Chamber office. He really helped get this thing going.

We are planning a bigger Bite of Beaver Island for next year. We'll keep you posted about the events.

–Deborah Harwood

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