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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

Classified Ads

Weather or Not

As the Season looms before us, we can take heart that Mother Nature has left us in no doubt about who is in charge. April's snowy blast and ice-packing east winds were a keen reminder that despite what power we humans may think we possess, there are still times when all we can do is lie in the snow and make angels. Planes grounded. Boats being rammed by other boats. Dogs and cats sleeping together. It was madness.

May promises none of the above. May promises slightly below average temperatures and a bit more rain than is necessary, but overall one real nice month. Buds on trees will be popping; flowers will be blooming. And those ugly little mushrooms will be twisting out of the ground and calling my name. This year I harbor no designs to sneak up on the elusive morel. Instead, dressed in chef's whites, I intend to chase them through the woods armed with a black iron skillet and a stick of butter. Enjoy the sun's return and happy hunting.

–Liam Racine

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