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May 2003
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The Plan for Furnishing the New Health Center

Notice to Voters: Important School Finance Issue

Chamber’s 2003 Citizen of the Year Banquet

James Kenwabakisee Cuts His Own Channel

Beaver Island Wildlife Club News

Patrick Cull, by Gosh

Michigan Townships Association

Coyotes on the Ice

Here comes... the Acacia

On This Date

My Grandfather’s Farm

Skip Duhamel: Our World-class Totem Pole Carver

News from the Townships

The EMS in Action

Charlevoix County Commissioners

Results ... from the Egg Lake Seven

The Way it Was: the Famine in Arranmore

BIBCO Press Release

Leadership Retreat to focus on challenges

Arts & Culture Grant Update

Carrie Podgorski makes Deans List

Local Poet Melissa Bailey wins Prize

17th Annual Beaver Island Talent Show

Native American and Crooked Tree teachers visit Lighthouse School

AmVets raise ribbons and flags for Beaver Island

One Hundred Years Ago

Paradise Bay Dive Shop comes to ... Paradise Bay

Come See “The Vile Veterinarian” - May 2nd 2003

Cindy Turns a Page

Weather or Not

Edgar B. Speer Refloated

Ronald Haggard 1977 - 2000

Lester Gallagher 1918 - 2002

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Arts & Culture Grant Update

We are grateful to the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs for the Rural Arts and Culture Grant that helps to fund all the arts programs this year.

A hard-working group of students have been working with Martha Guth for the last several weeks. The Christian Church generously provided space for the classes. The group will perform at the church on the evenings of April 26 and 27.

The April “house party” was great fun once again. Many new faces in attendance suggests that the word is getting around. May 10th is the date for the next one, from 2 to 6 PM, at the home of John and Beth McCafferty. John McCafferty and Joe Moore will keep the music going. In June we revert back to our original time: Sunday evenings, from 4 to 8 PM. To add to the confusion, June's house party will be the third week in June, so as not to compete with graduation activities. The date is June 15; the location is Mike Sowa's home the Bonner centennial farm.

The Student Art Show at Crooked Tree Art Center in Petoskey has come down. Fourteen students had works on display from February 23 until April 5. Thanks to Karey Johnson and others at Crooked Tree for their help in getting our work across and for setting up and taking down the artwork for us. Students who participated in the show are: Colleen McDonough, Megan Heller, Melissa Bailey, Cameron LaVasseur, Maeve Green, Jenna Battle, Brenden Martin, Bailey McDonough, Rita Palmer, Saygan Croswhite, Eric Albin, Samantha Kuligowski, Meg Works and Marissa Crandall. Works were chosen on merit, of course, but a big consideration was also what we could mount for hanging with the materials we had on hand. Many beautiful works were not included, simply because of space restrictions. I am continually amazed and inspired by the good work all of the students are doing.

We are continuing to schedule enrichment classes, but still have gaps in our calendar. Cindy Ricksgers is offering Paper-Making on May 7; Martha Guth is offering two more Music Appreciation classes: May 28, and June 18. I've had the pleasure of watching Martha work with students over the last several weeks; she has a broad knowledge of music history and the ability to get the very best out of her students. This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn from an outstanding talent. Please watch for postings of other classes; future offerings include mosaic, collage and oil painting. All are held at the Peaine Township Hall, on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 PM. Most classes are free; some have a small materials fee. Please be sure to call Cindy at 448-2960 to register. We must have at least six participants to hold a class. Also, if the class has to be cancelled for any reason (recently, an electrical outage), I will know to call to tell you, if you're on my list.

Thanks to all the people who have sent notes or stopped me with suggestions or ideas for projects. The grant funding runs out in September. With the kind of community support we've seen so far, many programs can continue beyond that time.

–Cindy Ricksgers

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