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July 2004
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News from the Townships

AmVets Retire Worn Flags

Long-EZ's return - Burt Rutan-designed experimental aircraft

PABI GroundBreaking

Island Airways Hangar Party

Wildlife Club News

School Election Results

Letters: To the Beaver Island Community

Walleye Pond a Success this Year

The yearbooks are in. The yearbooks are in. The yearbooks are in!

Thanks to Ed Wojan who orchestrated the event, Islanders get to Skydive from 11,000 ft. at Township Airport

On This Date

Museum Week 2004 Schedule of Events

A Sturdy New Home - Ben Fogg's new Tug Spartacus.

Lighthouse School Graduation

Silent Auction added to Fashion Tea

Phyllis Townsend 1911-2004

Preservationists named Honorary Architects

The Dig Continues - Suttons Bay Anthropology Club

Rich Gillespie will run for Charlevoix County Commissioner

Will there be a New Boat?

BIRHC Grand Opening - A Fine Celebration

One Hundred Years Ago

Art found in Nature - the Wood Sculpture of Bruce Struik

Mary Gallagher 1909-2004

Cecelia Kinney 1911-2004

Emergency Lights Available

New First Responders

Blood Drive; Hospice Needs Summer Caregivers

New Map of Beaver Island


Blood Drive

The Annual Rita Gillespie Memorial Blood Drive will be held this year at the School on August 5th from noon until 6:00. Appointments may be made beginning later in July; they help minimize the time involved in the donation process. Individuals who are healthy and living a healthy life-style, who are at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110-pounds, usually make suitable donors.

A change from last year: a donor must present a driver's license or a donor card because of FDA, Homeland Security, and Red Cross concerns for the safety and purity of the blood supply. For a first-time donor a driver's license is sufficient.

American Red Cross personnel from Petoskey, and their supply truck, will arrive on the morning boat and will fly off after supper. Last year’s drive resulted in 82 units of blood, two units over our goal, and included 16 first-time donors. With each passing year the need for blood significantly increases.

The Blood Drive is sponsored by the Beaver Island Christian Church, Holy Cross Catholic Church, and the St. James Episcopal Church. The Blood Drive Coordinating Team includes Jeanne Howell, Lars Larson, Connie Wojan, and Jerry Charbeneau. We hope you will plan on giving blood if you are able!

Help: Need summer Care-givers

Occasionally Beaver Island Hospice receives a request for a person to provide home-care on a daily basis (part time) for pay. This is usually during the summer months. The assignments are usually short-term, and most often to care for a shut-in. If you know of anyone who would be interested, please call Joyce Runberg (448-2387) or Lois Williams (448-2475.) Beaver Island Hospice will keep an on-going list of interested parties.

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