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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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Beaver Island's Knife Repairman moves his Home.

On October 1st Dick Winnick's long-rumored house moving project finally took place. A long-time half-year Island resident, Dick has frequently been sighted working uncovered earth with his metal detector (several of his discoveries are on display at the Print Shop Museum) or set up at a table with his grinding wheel and files during a parade or gathering of craftsmen. Working in minutiae, he has endeavored to keep his life here as unencumbered as possible, which meant living in a Walden-style portable structure behind the former Pelke speakeasy on Donnel Mor's Lane. This provided a vantage point from which he witnessed the arrival and departure of the Sanctuary Gang (Joe Nuke and his merry pranksters) and the Flat Tail Festers (music weekends, which included Beans' first performance here) as he meticulously worked away on the restoration of a Bowie knife or Civil War carbine and kept his comments to himself. For the winter his home is resting at the Bonner Centennial Farm–a relief to those who feared we would have a repeat of the Holy Cross Church fiasco when half of that noble structure was left in the middle of the road through a rough 1950s winter.

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