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April 2003
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St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in front of the Shamrock

News from the Beaver Island Wildlife Club

Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year

Chili Cook-off a Big Success

Plans afoot for a Community Walk

Talking Threads Quilt on Display at McDonough’s Market

Rural Arts and Culture Grant Update

Melvin Snags a Record Pike

Patrick Cull makes the State GeoBee

Two Beaver Island School Board Seats up for Reelection

Awarding the Bid for the New Beaver Island Health Center

How the BIRHC Board determined the need for a new Facility

On This Date

Beaver Island Peace Vigil; AmVets put up Flags on Main Street

Partnership Project Holds Meetings

A Phenomenon Made of Ice

News from the Townships & the Township Annual Meetings

Fire Department Acquires New Thermal Imaging Equipment

Deerwood - The world's finest B&B

Snow Sleuth

A fine time on Arranmore

One Hundred Years Ago

BIBCO & BITA Negotiations may be Nearing Resolution

Mary Minor 1932-2003

Charles Dunlevy 1915-2003

Weather or Not

Charlevoix County Commissioners Meetings

Beaver Island's Egg Lake Bog

Land Swap

Peaine Offered Property

Classified Ads

Beaver Island Peace Vigil

On Sunday, March 16th, 2003, 25 Beaver Islanders conducted a peace vigil, meeting at the Christian Church for a prayer before walking to the Peace Garden at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Candles were lit and held aloft as another prayer was said, with everyone hoping against hope that the war now upon us could be avoided. Those present wanted it clearly understood that they supported and would continue to support our country and its policies, but thought that after centuries of war not being the answer, there should be a better way. Some of them had children or grandchildren at the front, but were also concerned about the probable loss of life to innocent people on both sides of the conflict. Clearly if we have taken this action because of a perceived failure of resolve on the part of the United Nations, we have to redouble our efforts to upgrade, or create anew, an international monitoring agency capable of taking sufficient action to guarantee our safety and security.

AmVets Flag Main Street

On March 22nd, 2003 our local AmVets began to put up American Flags on the light poles downtown. They intend to buy however many more flags they will need to continue this patriotic decoration to the Whiskey Point Light.

Deputy Decides to Leave

At Peaine’s Annual Meeting it was announced that Mike and Bev Russell have decided to leave Beaver Island this spring. The general consensus was that they did much more for this community than many realized, and will be hard to replace.

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