Get Ready for "Doc, Doc, Goose" TONIGHT

The wonderfully talented 5th and 6th grade students will present a comedy this Friday night, May 4, 2007. Get your tickets in advance, if possible, the Holy Cross Hall will fill up quickly.

Central Solutions Wireless Fantastic

Last night this wireless Internet connection was installed at the Moore household. Desktops, laptops, and pocket pc's all were working by 6 p.m. Amazing speed was observed, especially considering the comparison with dial-up speeds. "The speed in accessing the Internet was comparable to the speeds that we have at school," Joe Moore reported.

All three of the at-home family members were accessing the Internet at the same time with wonderful success. If you need to gather information about this Internet access company, it is rumored that they will have representatives at the township meetings and at the school board meeting this month. "While I can't report yet on reliability, so far this is fantastic," stated Joe Moore.

John Fiegen Awarded

At the Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Banquet on April 28, 2007, John Fiegen was the recipient of the Citizen of the Year award. From the Chamber of Commerce:

A good time was had by all as islanders gathered for the 6th annual Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award banquet held at Nina's Restaurant on April 28. Chamber of Commerce President Kathy Speck read excerpts from a number of nomination letters that outlined the many ways John Fiegen has helped the island community in years of service for the church, the St. James Township Planning Commission, the School Board, the Community Players, and his giving nature to all who need a helping hand. He was presented with a framed photograph of an island scene and also received a tribute signed by Governor Jennifer Granholm, State Senator Jason Allen and State Representative Kevin Elsenheimer.

Speck also read from nomination letters for other worthy candidates: Baroque on Beaver, Beaver Island Fire Department Auxiliary, Father Pat Cawley, Dr. Jim Gillingham, Tim McDonough and Ed Wojan.

After the official award ceremonies, the audience enjoyed a special “sneak preview” of Vic McCarty's documentary on the island - slated to air on TV later this year. It was a heartwarming evening of grand Beaver Island fun!

(Photo By Elaine West)

Kathy Speck, John Fiegen, and Steve West

Sarah McCafferty Successful!!

Beaver Island News on the Net has just learned that Sarah McCafferty was successful at passing her paramedic practical exam in Flint, Michigan, and will soon be licensed as a paramedic. Congratulations to Sarah, Dan, and the whole family because without the support of the whole family, this would not have been possible. Thanks to Mike and Susie Myers for having such a wonderfully giving, and successful daughter.


Citizen of the Year Banquet tonight, April 28, 2007, at Beaver Island Lodge--Cocktails at 6 p.m., Dinner at 7 p.m.

Spring Volleyball Tournament, tommorrow, April 29, 2007, at Beaver Island Community School, 1 p.m.

St. James Township Board meeting, Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.

5th and 6th Grade Play, "Doc, Doc, Goose" at Holy Cross Hall, Friday, May 4, 2007

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Beaver Island Community School Sports Awards Ceremony

The BICS Sports Awards Ceremony took place on April 26, 2007, at 7 p.m. The awards were given out for our three Island interscholastic sports; soccer, basketball, and volleyball. The evening began with Ms. McNamara, the principal, thanking everyone from the community, staff, athletes, and coaches.

Mr. Michael Myers was the guest speaker. Mr. Myers has taught elementary school here for many years, works with student discipline, and has been a coach for soccer and basketball for many years. He also works with intramural sports programs for all ages. Mr. Myers spoke about the “The Coach Within You,” noting that there is a coach within each person, and that by carefully screening what is said and done, each person may make a positive contribution to his or her surroundings.

Link to text of Mr. M's speech

Ms. Kerry Smith and Ms. McNamara presented the certificates including junior varsity letters, varsity letters, and chevrons for all three sports.

This was followed by the Basketball team awards including the Northern Lights League All-League Awards, Most Improved Offensive, Most Improved Defensive, Most Valuable Offensive, and Most Valuable Defensive team members. Mrs. Boyle gave the volleyball awards including the same categories, but also gave several “Coach's Awards.” Mr. Myers then gave the soccer awards for the same categories. This year's awards included the presentation of the District Soccer Championship Trophy, and two awards never presented at our school before: Region awards were presented for the first time. Two of our players were designated as the best in the northern Michigan region including north of Traverse City and the Upper Peninsula .

Basketball Awards

Volleyball Awards

Soccer Awards

The very first recipient of the Bill Burns Memorial Sportsmanship Award, Kerry (Speck) Smith moved to the podium to present this award.

Bill Burns Award

More Sports Awards pictures on Page Two of News on the 'Net

PABI Event Schedule

May 6- Road Rally   

May 26- Garage Sale at Tidmore's

July 6- M*A*S*H* Casino Night

July12- Fashion Show

August 5- Sunset Picnic

Ongoing: Scooter raffle- tickets are $10 each- will be drawn during Bite of Beaver in October

Beaver Island Community Players: You Can't be Too Careful will be presented June 6th, July 31, August 1, & 2. Proceeds will go to Preservation Association of Beaver Island.

Page Two of News on the 'Net, April 30-May 6 2007