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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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Book Review: Bob Miles' Charlevoix II

After a 27-year wait, the second volume of photographs taken and collected by Bob Miles in and around Charlevoix has now been published, and this sensational book was worth the wait. All of the photos are captioned, and a well-written running narrative sets them in a context of the changes to come to Charlevoix in the past hundred and fifty years. A few concern Beaver Island directly, and many involve sights or characters that have entered the Island vernacular. They are organized into thematic chapters, such as early settlers, vessels that entered the village–or didn't quite make it, the homes, businesses, schools, and other buildings, Bridge Street, and notable visitors. And there is a comprehensive index.

Put together by a committee headed by Bob's son David, this hardbound book is a "can't put it down." It's available from the Charlevoix Historical Society for $45 (plus tax and postage) a bargain for its 470 large pages at P. O. Box 525, Charlevoix MI 49720.


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