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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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PABI Launches a Revised Plan

The Board of Directors of the Preservation Association of Beaver Island announced the selection of the architectural firm of Cox, Medendorp & Olson of Grand Rapids, Michigan to design the new Community House.

Cox, Medendorp & Olson have completed a number of historic restoration and civic projects since the firm was founded in 1981. From the restoration of the oldest church in Grand Rapids to the green wonder of the Frederik Meijer Gardens, the firm has a solid history of integrating design and function.

obert E. Olson, President, stated: “The uniqueness of Beaver Island will need to be reflected in the architecture. We will not be giving you a version of any other project we have completed. This Center will be specific to your Island community, and will reflect its cultural heritage and values. Our goal is a Center that serves and enhances your diverse and artistic community, while on a purely emotional level providing a new beacon of sorts, welcoming residents and visitors back home.”

Community ideas and dreams are an important ingredient in the planning process, along with the financial contribution of generous donors. As of this date twenty-five “Founding Families” have contributed generously to move closer to the dream. “We have faith that the support will continue all the way to our goal and beyond,” said Judy Lanier, Board President.

Robert Olson and Bob Pomeroy will be on the Island for three days, July 28, 29, & 30, to hear from community members and develop a schematic design. Additional community interaction and presentations will be scheduled over the next few months.
For more information, contact Judy Lanier, 448-2441.

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