Ivy Martin is very proud to announce that she is now a big sister to Violet Faith. Violet was born on February 21st and weighed in at 7 pounds and 9 ounces. She is 19 1/2 inches tall. Parents of Ivy and Violet are Jamie and Dawn Martin of Bonduel, Wisconsin. Grandparents are John Kudwa of Crystal Falls, Michigan along with Bud and Colleen Martin of Beaver Island, Michigan, Great grandmother is Madonna McCafferty of Beaver Island. Congratulation to Ivy upon becoming a big sister!
Dr. Ray Denny, 82, of Okemos and Beaver Island, passed away on February 19th, 2001. A professor emeritus of psychology at Michigan State University, he trained generations of psychologists who have had a unquestionable impact on the profession. Ray was an amateur sailor and an enthusiastic volunteer for the Beaver Island Historical Society along with serving on its board of directors. For many years he has been in charge of the annual Art Show held during Museum Week in July. Many islanders and summer visitors will remember seeing his own artwork on display along the road near his summer home on Donegal Bay.
He is survived by his beloved wife Ruth (Wehner) Denny and sons Michael, Richard and Douglas and stepson Christopher Screven along with granddaughters Shanda Denny and Alexandra Screven.
Rays loving and caring ways have always endeared him to his many students, colleagues and islanders. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Donations in his memory may be sent to: The Nature Conservancy, 2840 East Grand River, East Lansing, MI 48823.
Rumor has it that if you've had too much to drink you may start seeing pink elephants but not on Beaver Island in the winter. Imagine anyone leaving the Shamrock Bar after imbibing a little too much and encountering this fellow peering at them.
I have no idea who has the artistic bent, but our summer artists may have competition from the person who was able to "see" a snowman in the pile of snow left by the plows. This has to be the largest snow sculpture here in a long time.
Word is that this fellow is the one gathering signatures from all the other snow people to relocate on South Fox Island in hopes of finding a more temperate zone considering that the weather here this week has been a tad chilly with wind chills in the minus 30's.
When Robert Gillespie bought the old Wanty house (originally the Sendenberg home) everyone wondered what he was going to do with it. Now we have some idea.
Robert and crew carefully removed the second floor and it was last seen being taken on a trailer down Carlisle Road. A new and improved second floor is being built and will unquestionably be an improvement over the old building. Great job, Robert!
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