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July 2003
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4th of July Festivities

BITA - BIBCO Reach an Agreement

Environmentally Sensitive Areas Ordinance on the Agenda

Vanishing Sturgeon

PABI's 1st Annual Goofy Golf Tournament

Rita Gillespie Memorial Blood Drive

Tara runs like the Wind

News from Beaver Island Hospice & Helping Hands

On This Date

Rutan Experimentals Fly-In at the Township Airport

Annual Firemen’s Picnic

Barry Pischner's New CD: Sailing On

The Island Welcomes New Sheriff Jim Campbell

The Bike Path: an Unqualified Success

Museum Week 2003 Schedule; Museums hold Open House

Some interesting occurrences at Meetings

A Solstice Celebration: The Second Annual High Tea

Whiskey Point Restoration; Rectory Auction

Camp Quality does Beaver Island

Charlevoix County Commission Meetings

Celebrating Flag Day

Charlie's Model A: on the way to the Shop

One Hundred Years Ago

The “Seven Sisters” Opens

BIRHC Board has Opening

Sunset Cruises available Once Again

Bob Hannon: 1950-2003

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The Bike Path: an Unqualified Success

When the subgrade was being prepared for the mile-long bike path leading from town to the North Shore campground, the buzz contained several notes of skepticism: Does it have to be so wide? Can't it be longer? Couldn't we save the grand old tree in the middle of the Beaver Lodge Road? But once it was built and opened to the public in early June, it was apparent that Township Engineer Gary Vogt and the H & D crew knew their business. From dawn until dark it's being used by walkers and runners, by people on bikes or skates, singly or in groups or with their dog. It contains level sections and slopes, straightaways and curves, sunny stretches and shade, providing a variety of surroundings along its length. At its terminus the Township has created a little park by installing 3 picnic tables and 3 grills outside the entry to the campground. Coupled with the picnic area planned for Heritage Park, this gives walkers and riders a place to cool down at either end. Now all we need is a similar bike path to Donegal Bay.

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