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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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Weather or Not

The summer sun stands before us, rising out of Lake Michigan and silhouetting the swollen Emerald Isle. Already, the familiar faces of the Summer People are blending in with those of us who have weathered Old Man Winter. In a few short weeks the innocuous mass of holiday makers will add, however subtly, to the lengthy history of these storied islands. At times, it's almost overwhelming.

The weather for this brief Normandy-like invasion will be, in a word, GREAT! I mean it is going to rock. Lots of sunshine, evening showers, high temps. The water will be warm early and should stay that way through half of September. The reason for this is that there is so much less water to heat. Still, it promises to be a beautiful summer replete with all of the trappings: bugs, sunburn, cops, late night soirees, and loads, LOADS of people. Hey, it's all part of Paradise.

–Liam Racine

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