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August 2003
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PABI Launches a Revised Plan

PABI Sunset Picnic Update

AMVETS sponsor Lake Geneserath Fishing Tournament in September

Washington Islanders visit Beaver and suggest Exchange Trips

Chamber has Big Plans: 2nd Annual Bite of Beaver Island Expanded Fall Events

Weather or Not

On This Date

Studying Art in an Artist's Paradise

The Freedom Schooner Amistad Pays a Call

Nels Peter Sorensen, Jr.: 1938-2003

Aleta Doris Kenwabikise: 1955-2003

Proposed Downtown / Public Beach Parking Lot

Museum Week 2003

Wildlife Club News

Charlevoix County Commissioners Meeting Report

News From the Townships

A Challenge to the BIRHC Board

The Opposition Organizes

Letters to the Editor Regarding the BIRHC

From the Board: About the Current Controversy

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Museum Week 2003

Once again the Historical Society filled up the 3rd week of July with a variety of presentations: 3 special Nature Walks, both a Pet Show and a 3-day Art Show, and music, talks, demonstrations, and tapes. Two Native Americans, bead-maker Dan Chingwa and story-teller/author Simon Otto, drew good crowds at the onset. Robert Cole demonstrated why the Oral History program is so important, and GLLKA members Madeleine Jones and MaryAnn Moore, dressed in period costumes, created a magical ambiance as they described life in a lighthouse. Some of the slides they showed depicted volunteers helping to restore the St. Helena Light, a scene we might witness at Whiskey Point if the partnership between GLLKA, the Historical Society, CMU, and St. James Township progresses along its present course.

The surprise of the festivities turned out to be the Art Show, at which several stunning works of art were shown and sold. Staffed by volunteers Lois Sowa and Laura Pratt, it was one of the week’s most popular events, vying with the thankfully dry opening night’s Music on the Porch, whose 16 acts were highlighted by the Community Choir.

Antje Price answered everyone’s questions in the Protar Home on two afternoons. At Pinky’s bonkers Bingo game one person won four times! But the high point had to be the celebration of the Arranmore trip during the first intermission in Saturday night’s splendid concert. Orchestrated by old friends Cindy Gillespie, Tara Palmer, and Paul Cole, the footage demonstrated why this once-in-a-lifetime event affected all our lives for the better–not just those who went.

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