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BIA's Mission: Economic and Environmental Sustainability
Represent the combined interests of our membership on issues that affect the fundamental character and beauty of Beaver Island.
Work with local governments to support property owners’ views, concerns and investments
Support preservation and wise use of natural resources, plants, and wildlife of Beaver Island

Food Truck on Main Street

Here’s a Beaver Island first: a food truck in town—well, first food truck in a long time.  Richie Gillespie’s son Kevin has brought his award winning food tuck (or trailer) to the island. He serves gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and more.  Open at 10 until 2, possibly with evening hours coming on the weekends.  Check it out right across from the ferry dock in the driveway next to the Gillespie store and real estate office. Initial reviews are raves.

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This report first appeared in the WVBI Community Calendar on August 21, 2019. It has been revised to include additional information and correct opening times.

Peaine Township Board Meeting

From the WVBI Community Calendar Report prepared by Kevin Boyle The Peaine Township Board met last evening (August 15, 2019).  Among other actions, they took further steps to complete an application to the National Flood Insurance Program that, when done, will allow...

Millage Election Results

Results of yesterday’s election on the island are easy to report.  All five millage proposals passed.  Peaine Township renewed millages for Township Operations, the Transfer Station, Fire Protection and E-M-S, and the Medical Center.  Both townships renewed the...

Tall Ship Visit

Beautiful tall ship in the harbor still this morning.  She arrived yesterday afternoon. It’s the barque Picton Castle from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada.  She’s 179 feet long, has a crew of 12 and is operated as a training ship.  We welcome her and her crew to the...

Island Millage Proposals on Tuesday Ballot

Tuesday, August 6, is election day on the island. The only things on the ballot are millage questions: 4 items only in Peaine and one in both townships. Here’s what’s up for voter’s review: In Peaine township there are four millage renewals (although, technically, two...

Great Lakes Islands AllianceAnouncement

Matt Preisser,GLIA Coordinator made the following announcement : Hello Great Lakes Islands Alliance membership, On behalf of Northland College and in partnership with the GLIA Steering Committee and other partners, we are excited to announce receipt of a new $50,000...

Step In and Speak Out for the Great Lakes

You’re Invited – Please Join Us! Step In and Speak Out for the Great Lakes. Join the International Joint Commission (IJC) at one of their  upcoming community conversations on Great Lakes water quality. Follow the link for details and registration for an event near...

Purple Emerald Ash Borer Traps

Beaver Island Association volunteers have been busy this past week working to monitor and control Emerald Ash Borers (EAB) on the island. As you drive the roadways, you will notice that the Purple EAB traps and lures have been placed in ash trees. We're not...


From: Krys Lyle <>Date: Sat, May 11, 2019 at 8:23 AMSubject: **Peaine Township Recreation Plan Public Meeting Reminder**To:  RECREATION PLAN with LIAA Peaine Township HallMAY 20, 20194:30 PM Greetings Everyone,This is a quick...

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