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ABSR Community Foundation

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Web Cam is no longer available
 
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      ABSR Events for 2020
 
Winterfest Feb 22
Speaker Series TBD Easter Egg Hunt Canceled
Spring Cleanup & May 2
      Town Cook Out 
Memorial Day Coffee May 25
Garden & Art Walk June 6
Necktie 5K & Walk June 20
Summerfest July 25
ABSR Annual                  Sept 12
      Meeting
Halloween                      Oct 24
Holiday Hop Dec TBD
 
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ABSR Mailing Address:
PO Box 458
Beverly Shores, IN 46301-0458
 
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2020 Sand Tracks Editors:
     
Dec (2019) Dean Conrad
Jan Bob Stanley
Feb Bob Stanley
Mar         Dean Conrad
Apr          Donna Excell-Steffel
May Marvin Makinen
June  Dean Conrad
July Donna Excell-Steffel
Aug Dean Conrad
Sept  Bob Stanley
Oct Donna Excell-Steffel
Nov          Marvin Makinen
Dec          Dean Conrad
 
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Please click on Member Login (top upper right) to access member information, including Sand Tracks when on a computer.  Also, you can  Click Here to go to Login
 

If you are a current ABSR member and you have never logged into the website,  you will need to send a valid email address that you want linked to your membership information to:  John Blackburn at johnblackburn.chicago@gmail.com   

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Join the ABSR Environment Committee's annual battle against the invasive weed Garlic Mustard. The Environment Committee urges all of our community “self starters” to don their gloves, take your trash bags and go out (while social distancing) to pick up trash and pull garlic mustard.

We would love to see your work in action; so email your pictures of your work in progress to deanconrad56@gmail.com to be included on our website.






ABSR is pleased to offer a limited supply of custom face masks for sale. All profits will go toward supporting Beverly Shores residents who need a little help during this challenging time.  We are happy to drop off masks at your Beverly Shores address.

We have just a few left, if you are interested in ordering, please email Nancy Garrity.



Spring in the air and it's time to enjoy our beautiful surroundings. You may have noticed some new flowers popping up around town. The Beverly Shores Environmental Restoration Group just posted a collection of photos that will help you identify these local seasonal wildflowers.

Spring Wildflower Photos





The Dune Plants App from the Beverly Shores Environmental Restoration Group provides a searchable listing of 380 of the most common plants in the area.

This free app is only available on the Apple App Store for iPhone or iPad. To get the app, go to the App Store and search for Dune Plants. Click here to read more about it on the App Store.










                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:
Pop Up Activities
Looking for Recommendations




Next ABSR Events








  Monday Evenings in Beverly Shores

LIVE AT 5:00

Join us for four entertaining virtual segments

May 11  The Return of the Cranes - Brad Bumgardner, Indiana Audubon Society
Watch the Recorded Video
May 18   Great Lakes Water Safety -Dave Benjamin, Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project
Watch the Recorded Video
June 1  Tech Toys - Scott Ksander,Retired IT Security, Purdue, West Lafayette
Download Presentation
Zoom Link

June 8  Spring Native Flowers - Terry Bonace, Environmental Restoration Group


Zoom invitations will be sent each week with sign-in information



 


 
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ABSR Volunteer Corner


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Weather Feed
Weather for Beverly Shores
Weather for Beverly Shores
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Other Community Events





 
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Beverly Shores is the world’s 7th

International Dark Sky Community


 
Click on image above to go to actual brochure

Click Here to go to International Dark Sky Website
    
WGN TV Features Beverly Shores
  
 
NPR Radio Story on Dark Sky
 
 
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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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ABSR Annual Meeting
September 8, 2019
Presentation


Click Here or on Image to View Presentation (52 MB)


 
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Photos of Interest:




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



  
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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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Available on Our Website

A Comprehensive Plan for Beverly Shores

By the Beverly Shores Plan Commission

Approved on October 22, 2012



 

 

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