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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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About the Master Plan

Peaine Township's extensive effort to take the pulse of its residents is starting to pay off. Last year its Planning Commission conducted study groups in which it solicited input about the kind of future they desired for the Island, and now that information has been collated and analyzed. Some of the interesting ideas:

Most of Peaine’s residents want it to remain rural and wooded;

Of the nine issues, protecting the environment ranked first;

Junk, trash, and debris should be removed, and green belts planted around businesses;

No lots should be created that are less than ten acres;

Most groups favored dirt roads over blacktop–but with dust control;

Access to state land should be improved, and labeled with signs;

Many wanted to hurry the Peaine Fire Station, with space for the EMS;

Groups were split on the value of developing the Township Airport;

And at each step, make sure the public continues to have a voice.

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