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March 2003
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The Way it was: The Arranmore Connection

Rural Arts and Culture Grant Update

Beaver Island Transportation Authority News

Beaver Island Boat Company Response

News from the Beaver Island Wildlife Club

Thank You from the Bellamy Family

Landscape Options Improve

New Scholarship Fund will Aid Nursing Students

Students on the Slopes

Across the Ice

Jeanie Johnston Underway

New Ferries Crossing the Lake

Bellamy Memorial Service

Charlevoix County Community Foundation News

Beaver Island High!

Chili Cook-off

One Hundred Years Ago

Arranmore Twinning / A Beautiful Watercolor by Cindy Gillespie

News from the Townships

Road Rally Planned

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (and a run-down of the planned events)

On This Date

The Grand Rapids Party

Charlevoix County Commission Meetings

Letters to the Editor: The New Medical Center

Classified Ads

Students on the Slopes

On February 7th, 2003, the Youth Consortium sponsored a day of downhill skiing at a mainland ski resort. A handful of adult chaperones accompanied 40 BICS students, 37 of which had never skied down a hill before. The $80 charge included a round trip plane ticket at a reduced rate, an hour and a half group lesson, and then lift tickets for the rest of the day–although after a few unbraked runs (the biggest problem was slowing down), some of the students decided to investigate the resort's video arcade.

The group included students of all ages, from mid-elementary to high school. Strangely, those in the middle opted for the increased difficulty of snow boards. Despite the fact that only a few had ever done this before, there were no broken bones or serious dislocations, although one girl fell over on a steep slope and slid all the way down face first, plowing up enough snow to warrant being cared for, briefly, by the rescue team. The end result: another interesting new experience under their belt.

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