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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


Preservationists named Honorary Architects

On May 12th 2004, west-siders Jeanne and Ralph Graham were feted by the American Institute of Architects Michigan for their distinguished service to the profession of architecture by being named Honorary Affiliate Members of AIA. Long-time patrons of architecture, these activists in environmental and preservation movements established, six years ago, the David Evans Memorial Grant for Historic Preservation.

Jeanne Graham is a retired registered nurse who currently works with Cranbrook House and Garden Auxiliary, helping preserve the gardens, and serves as president of the Clannad Foundation. Ralph is a retired film producer and retailer who operated Orthogonality for 18 years. He has been the gardener in charge of Cranbrook's Oriental Garden, and sits on the board of the Michigan Land Use Institute.

Ralph and Jeanne have supported many Island causes, such as PABI, the BMX track, and the Marine Museum.

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