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June 2003
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McDonough’s Market - 70 Years serving Beaver Island

Don't bother trying to fix it … if it's not Baroque

Graduation Time

Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce Plans for the 4th of July

The Historical Society releases the schedule for Museum Week

BIPOA Nature Lecture: Painted Turtles of the Beaver Archipelago

CMU Summer Nature Walk series

BIRHC to Raffle Truck

Health Center Groundbreaking

The State of the Internet on Beaver Island

Honoring Bev and Mike

On This Date

One Hundred Years Ago

A Fine Spring Concert

An Environmental Protection section proposed for our Zoning Ordinance

Passings: Robert Smith; Gary Tepe; Margaret Way; Dan Green

Rural Arts & Culture Grant Update

Mary Gets a New Gallery

Roasting Jerry

The Sun Also Rises … over PABI's Community House: Summer Solstice Celebrations

The Class Play: A Class Act

Lighthouse School News

News from the Townships

Work at Beaver Head

BICS Students get Handhelds

Island Airways Hanger Party

Emerald Isle Security Exercise

Making a Walleye Pond

The Leadership Retreat suggests an approach for the Lansing Reception

A Report on The Lansing Reception

Peaine Township helps the Island move closer to a Master Plan

The AmVets in Action: yellow ribbons and posters

Weather or Not

Camp Quality Returns

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Historical Society News

The Beaver Island Historical Society just began its annual spring membership drive. For information on membership categories, duties, and benefits, contact the Print Shop Museum at Box 263 or by phone (448-2254) or e-mail: history@

The Museums will have an Open House on June 15th to initiate the season. The diverse treats provided by members for this event are always delightful. Volunteer Coordinator Joyce Bartels announced that most of the 26 3-hour shifts have been taken, but she still has a few openings and needs to increase the names on her list of possible substitutes. If you'd like to share your knowledge of Beaver Island and interact with appreciative visitors, just give her a call at 448-2383.

Once again Museum Week looks very interesting. There'll be three special Nature Walks in the morning, and the Art Show from Wednesday through Friday and the Pet Show on Saturday in the afternoons. Other afternoon events include Jim Gillingham presenting his greatly-enjoyed Amazing Reptiles and Amphibians again, a Mary Blocksma book-signing for her newest book, Antje Price being at the Protar Home, and two special shows: noted bead-maker and authority on the history of beading Dan Chingwa and his assistants on Monday, and Madeleine Jones and Mary Ann Moore from the Great Lakes Light Keepers' Association reading stories for children, in period costume, on Friday. The evenings will be kicked off by Monday's traditional Music on the Porch, followed by a talk from well-known Native American historian Simon Otto on Tuesday. Wednesday will feature Robert Cole discussing our Oral History – the BIHS has committed itself to continue this program, and try to make it self-sufficient through a series of publications. On Thursday Madeleine Jones and Mary Ann Moore will appear in period costume to impart a sense of what life was like in the Whiskey Point Light and discuss the steps we must take to acquire, restore, maintain, and use this historic structure. On Friday Pinky will once again challenge fate by MCing her energized high-stakes Bingo Game. Saturday night's concert will conclude the festivities, with a report on the Arranmore Twinning scheduled for intermission.

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