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      ABSR Events for 2022
 
Easter Egg Hunt April 16
Spring Cleanup & May 21
      Town Cook Out 
Memorial Day Coffee May 30
Garden & Art Walk June 11
Necktie 5K & Walk June 18
Summerfest July 23
ABSR Annual                  Sept. 10
      Meeting
Halloween                      Oct. 29
KOBS Tree Decorating, Dec 10
Holiday Hop(e) Dec 10
 
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ABSR Mailing Address:
PO Box 458
Beverly Shores, IN 46301-0458
 
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2023 Sand Tracks Editors:
     
Dec (2022) Dean Conrad
Jan Bob Stanley
Feb Donna Excell-Steffel
Mar          Marvin Makinen
Apr           Bob Stanley
May Marvin Makinen
June  Dean Conrad
July Donna Excell-Steffel
Aug Dean Conrad
Sept  Diana Stezalski
Oct Bob Stanley
Nov          Diana Stezalski
Dec          Dean Conrad
 
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Upcoming 2022 ABSR Events


Holiday Hop(e) 2022 December 10, 2022

Food Pantry Donation


1:00pm-3:00pm: Stop by the Depot to pick up your map and drop off your donation.

4:00-5:30pm: Take a drive (or stroll!) through our magical town and bask in

the light of your neighbors’ festive décor and holiday cheer

5:30 – 9:30: Head over to our Winter Wonderland at Lituanica Park to warm

your bellies, hands, and hearts

All funds raised from this event will be evenly shared between the Westchester Food Pantry of Porter County and the Michigan City Salvation Army Food Pantry.

To include your festively decorated home on the Holiday Hop map, please register using the "Register My House" button below by December 7th!

Register My House

If you would like to tour the homes, please register using the "Food Pantry Donation" button below or at the top of the page. The suggested donation to join the tour is $40, the minimum donation is set at $25.

Following the tour, all are welcome to join our Winter Wonderland at Lituanica Park! Guests will enjoy

Joe and Freddy’s chili, apple cider, carols, Santa and more!

Food Pantry Donation



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ABSR Sand Tracks




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Completed 2022 ABSR Events


Summerfest 2022 - We Love Beverly Shores

Thanks to everyone who came out to join us for Summerfest. Please enjoy the slideshow below or click the link to find the Summerfest photo album where the original photos can be downloaded.



Summerfest 2022 Photos
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2022 Garden and Art Walk Registration is Now Open


Click to Register


The Garden and Art Walk Committee of ABSR happily announces its 2022 event themed Up on a Dune on Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s event will include previously enjoyed aspects the Garden and Art Walk: homeowners invite visitors to peruse their gardens; many of the gardens will host plein-air artists; your ticket may be used for the raffle of an original painting by Pat Herman; and bus transportation will be available.  


Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance at absr.org, or $15 if purchased on the day of the event at check-in.  More details will be available in the June Sand Tracks, but we hope that you will plan to enjoy Up on a Dune in Beverly Shores. 


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2020 Memorial Day Coffee

Thanks to all who joined us for the event this year. If you missed the event but would like to learn more about our organization, click the link below.

Click Here to View the Memorial Day Presentation


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Do you have kids in Beverly Shores?
Check out our new group for the younger members of our community - Kids of Beverly Shores (KOBS).


If interested check out our Facebook Group:
www.facebook.com/groups/kidsofbeverlyshores
or Email Annaliese atannaliese.mcsweeney@gmail.com and Jennifer at jenriederer@yahoo.com

ABSR Volunteer Corner


If you are interested in volunteering to help us with an event, please contact Maureen Shick, Volunteer Coordinator, Cell: 312-933-6675.











                Community Forums           

Are you starting a home project and need a recommendation for a tradesperson? Do you need help moving, babysitting or landscaping? Tap into the collective experience of the community with the ABSR Community Forums.

Take a look at the full list of forum topics or add your own.   You can even elect to receive email notifications when new messages are posted.  Click here if you would like help getting started.

Here are a few of our most popular forums:
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Weather Feed
Beverly Shores Weather
Beverly Shores Weather

In case you missed the 2021 ABSR Annual Meeting, you can download the presentation 
HERE


Beverly Shores is the world’s 7th

International Dark Sky Community


 
Click on image above to go to actual brochure

Click Here for the Beverly Shores Dark Sky Community Webpage
    
WGN TV Features Beverly Shores
  
 
NPR Radio Story on Dark Sky
 
 
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ABSR JOINS THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY IN THANKING ED BRACKEN AND THE CITZEN VOLUNTEERS FOR PROTECTING OUR LAKEFRONT


The morning of Saturday, October 23rd was sunny, the air was crisp, and the waves were gentle. It was a perfect day to honor Ed Bracken along with resident volunteers for their dedicated work and financial contributions in fixing the damage to our lakefront and road in late 2019-2020.


A crowd gathered at Rebora Plaza to sip cider and coffee while offering their support and congratulations to Ed. Town Council President, Geof Benson talked about the Town’s efforts to mitigate the damage from unprecedented high waves and winds. He acknowledged that it was a scary time, but how with Ed’s expertise and generous spirit our Town has able to reconfigure the lakeshore with protective armor stone, sand, and rip rap.


Benson also acknowledged the donations of money by residents and offered his sincere thanks to all the resident volunteers who donated their endless hours, patience and fortitude in guiding cars, bikers, and pedestrians along the Lake Front Drive so the work Ed and his crew could do the work as safely and as expeditiously as possible. Benson ended his remarks on a more somber tone, noting that the work continues as damage from water run-off and fall storms continues.


Benson presented Ed with a wooden plaque saying Bracken Beach to commemorate Ed’s work, which the Park Board will install at the gazebo at Rebora Beach, and Monique Rub and Bob Young presented the volunteers with a coffee mug capturing Ed comfortably sitting on his backhoe. The program ended with residents taking the mic and offering their personal thanks to Ed with humor and gratitude. Visit the ABSR website to view a short video of a portion of a documentary created by Jonathan Jackson about the emergency work done in 2020. It memorializes our lakefront in 2020.


Click Here to Watch a Short Video of the Ceremony


In The Water

In honor of Earth Month, documentary film maker and Indiana Environmental Reporter journalist Beth Edwards has graciously agreed to share the link to "In the Water," her film chronicling the impact of coal ash on our neighbors in the Town of PInes. Click on the link to view at your convenience, and watch for a panel discussion on this appearing in April on Indiana Public Media's station WFYI's health news initiative "Side Effects."






FYI - Local

              

Northwest Community Action Corporation (NWICA), a community-minded not-for-profit, is the largest combined Area Agency on Aging and Community Action Agency in Indiana. They help to eliminate barriers to independence through a variety of services and advanced regional knowledge. 

 

2-1-1 is a free community service. Call them for information or to seek help in a crisis 24 hours a day, every day. Simply dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-826-7871 or

Click Here to go to their Website                                                       




Michigan City -
Michigan City Farmer’s Market.   You’ll find locally grown produce, local cheeses, proteins, baked items, and foods from local artisans.  Vendors are required to produce all their own items to ensure they are providing fresh, local, and healthy food options.   
Wednesday Market:   June 15 - September 28 (4pm-8pm) Saturday Market:   April 30 - October 30 (8am-1pm)    Location:  8th & Washington Street, Michigan City, IN

 

 

Chesterton - Chesterton’s European Market.   The European Market provides a strong tradition of quality shopping, live entertainment and a festive community experience. The artists, chefs, merchants and farmers travel from across Indiana, Michigan and Illinois to offer visitors an extraordinary collection of products and services.  The Market is every Saturday from the beginning of May through the end of October from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.   Location:  Broadway and Third Street, next to Thomas Centennial Park in Chesterton, IN.   

 

 

Porter County – The Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site, 400 West 550 South, will open for the season March 28, to give Porter County residents a location to drop off and recycle yard waste from their spring yard cleanups.  (3/7/16)            Click Here to Go to News Article 

 

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If you have photos that you would like to be considered for Photos of Interest, please submit them to John Blackburn at johnblackburn.chicago@gmail.com


ABSR Strategic Planning 2021

  
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NWI Times Article 03/03/2013 - "Volunteers help light up the sky in Beverly Shores"

NWI Times Article 12/30/2013 - "Beverly Shores a community in harmony with nature"


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