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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

The Chili Cook-off: a big success

The “Sports' Boosters” second annual Chili Cook-off was a whole lot of fun again this year, with about 100 excited tasters crowding into the Hall for the event. Fifteen entries made the final cut, ranging from mild to extremely hot and including chicken chili, venison chili, and one style referred to as “the great unknown.” The Lighthouse School entered three recipes representing cartoon characters; Cody Mavis, one of their students, a terrific artist from Elk Rapids, showed off his talent by making posters to accompany their entries.

This year the judges were Kent Hoyt, the Shamrock’s chef, Bob Hoogendoorn, Mark LaFreniere, Steve West, and Kerry Smith. Several of the varieties were so good that the judges had to keep going back for another taste, causing some minor grumbling among the hungry crowd waiting for a chance to make their own evaluation. For awhile it looked like a fight might break out, but then the results were announced. Lynn Ann Cary took 1st place; Denise McDonough 2nd; and Tim Dwyer, with his famous toad-eye chili, 3rd.

Thanks to all who attended, especially Beaver Gems, McDonough's Market, and the Shamrock, who provided the prizes.

–Diane McDonough,
Sports' Boosters' President

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