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Al'sOtherSister
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2003 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't the gift shop for sale??
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2003 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile There are some real great ideas starting to develop...Car wash, Showers, Laundry, Putt Putt ( Old Fashiond type ) Bed and Breakfast ( Lodge) Bike/canoe/other rental, Ice cream/soda/candy store, I can almost envision a complex with most of these in one spot.. Keep it up..
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2003 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

naw, we dont want any of that kinda stuff on the island...trees and the occasional house is just fine
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2003 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a few of the things but not all......
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2003 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uncle Steve wrote:
Smile There are some real great ideas starting to develop...Car wash, Showers, Laundry, Putt Putt ( Old Fashiond type ) Bed and Breakfast ( Lodge) Bike/canoe/other rental, Ice cream/soda/candy store, I can almost envision a complex with most of these in one spot.. Keep it up..

Hmmm...I don't think a strip mall sounds very good for the island. Laughing

It's been interesting watching this topic.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2003 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crying or Very sad Aw why not Rob.. Just kidding.... All joking aside there are some good ideas that have been brought forth, and I'll bet you know the one that I favor... Lets get together soon..
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im with jonathon on this one... & we are the young people. some might want a lot of this stuff, but no matter how hard you tried to keep it the same, it wouldnt work. then again, i can only speak for myself...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2003 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think its obvious that the island is slowly becoming more popular, what with all of the new houses and lots of land being sold. I just dont want to see the island become a place with paved roads and no trees. I'd rather keep it the way it is right now.
~jonathon
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2003 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Steve,

There are several things I think would make money on the island without disturbing the peace and tranquility.
1. Garbage pick up ( a small truck with compactor to carry to dump) Would have to get a price and permission from the Township.

2. Shuttle Service from dock/airport. Cpould run it per boat schedule, or by appointment. An alternative to leaving your car at the dock.

3. Storage units, boat RV Storage.

4. RV & trailer pump out station

5. Antique store, maybe with island crafts and Art Gallery. ( Yes there was one The Birch House run by the Rothe's, changed to the Poor House run by the Van Horn's, Currently owned by Debbie Raymond, Van Horn's daughter. No open because of State and County regulations. Could reopen with the above.

6.Hardware store, lock smith. Sporting goods.

7. Car Wash (although, if you time it right, the miracle mile sprinklers could do the job).

Yes, I agree with Sheila. There is room for businesses on the island. Cooperation is essential. Competition is healthy. It improves performance of everyone. That's why MacDonalds puts their restuarant right down the street from Burger King...and vice versa.

Keep smiling..stay healthy..and enjoy the island.

Lee Iafrate (Island resident, agent on the island for Coldwell Banker)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2003 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Thanks Lee, we are keeping a close watch on this subject, and many folks have expressed good ideas..... I like most of them, but my true concern is doing something that will fit....
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2003 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! You guys have all kinds of ideas.
Personally, I like the Island just the way it is! I didn't move here to have it turn into a cosmopolitan area! I can go downstate for that.
There is a committee currently working on getting funding for improving the campgrounds, inland lake accesses, docks, etc. It is called the "Community Recreation" committee, and if you're interested, please come to a Twp. Bd. meeting (second Wed. of each month at 7 p.m. at the Twp. Hall) and find out more about it.
Horses sound like a wonderful way to enjoy the Island, however, this is a TOUGH environment on those poor babies w/ all our little flying critters!
Just had to add my $.02! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2003 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I'm confused by your $.02 then. If you don't want any progress on the island, then why do we have a new Fire Department building, Law office, Clinic, etc, why are we installing a boat launching ramp, and why are we in the process of trying to expand our airport? Also, why did the township get new computers and have internet access? Isn't all of this what one would call progress? It is that the township can progress with what they want, but private individuals shouldn't progress with new business adventures or progress with what they feel would benefit their lives on the island? Hmmmmmm, I'm wondering what the MO is here!
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2003 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think thats a very good point...however all I can say is that I just dont want to see big condos and offices.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2003 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are not going to see condos and office buildings on this island in our lifetime. Come on!! I don't think that our kids, or grandkids are going to see it either. There is more state land over here than most can imagine, so this idea if the island being clear cutted and void of any trees is nonscence.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2003 6:37 pm    Post subject: What We Want Reply with quote

My daughters and I (16 and 18)where discussing the ideas of making money on the island. I know from past experience that there are a lot of men on the island in the months of Oct. and Nov. Some of them, or most of them, are bored and need something to keep them awake (if you know what I mean) And we are looking for a big house to start a business.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2003 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gilda i have a 5 bedroom house on the west end of the island, please check it out at our web site. www.bbi-realestate.com
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2003 7:36 pm    Post subject: Re: What We Want Reply with quote

Gilda wrote:
My daughters and I (16 and 18)where discussing the ideas of making money on the island. I know from past experience that there are a lot of men on the island in the months of Oct. and Nov. Some of them, or most of them, are bored and need something to keep them awake (if you know what I mean) And we are looking for a big house to start a business.

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Please keep in mind this is a G rated site. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2003 8:23 pm    Post subject: WHAT?! Reply with quote

you've gotta be frickin kidding me. was that for real?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2003 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would hope so... I am a bit on the old fashion side, Gilda. And besides Oct. and Nov. wouldn't pay for the big house!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2003 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread has sort of taken a turn, hasn't it? Shocked

I'll tell you what I'D like to have on the island. ME, right NOW! That's all I can think of.

Now, let's put this particular discussion out of its misery, shall we? Wink

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2003 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Ok Guys I think Dan is right , Since I started this, I'll declare it is now a closed subject.. However If someone wants to send me Ideas I will be glad to receive them Via private E- mail
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2003 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JEFF! HOW COULD YOU ENCOURAGE THAT...?!?!? SUGGESTING A HOUSE FOR GILDA AND HER GIRLS....?!?!
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2003 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats a great idea! Post your pictures on the mugshots and maybe it will help bring in some business!!
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2003 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I am totally joking! It just struck me as funny, she can't be serious. Can she? Question
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2003 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

katie , i took it as a joke and so should everybody else.
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