B. I. News on the 'Net, April 8-21, 2019

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass 8:00 PM

April 20, 2019

The Easter Vigil is on of the most interesting and most beautiful services of the entire year. It includs lots of music and singing and joyful praise. The service starts outside with a fire and proceeds with a candlelight service for close to half of the service.

Patruct Nugent narrates.....Prayers and lighting from the fire

Outside with fire and lighting candles

The entrance into the church begins with the Easter Candle.

The Easter Candle is in place.

Sheri Timsak sang the Exultet

With the reading done, the candlelight portion of the service ended.

There was another reading called the Epistle and then Father Siler continued the service

The renewal of the Baptismal Promises took place with sprinkiling of the water and service continued like any other Mass. Sheri Timsak and Brian Foli sang a song about the "Water of Life." All of the parts of the Mass were sung by the Holy Cross Choir. It was a beautiful service taking about two hours time altogether.

View video of the service HERE

Christian Church Bulletin

April 20, 2019

Phyllis' Daily Weather

April 21, 2019

Happy Easter! Overcast skies and 42° here this morning. Wind is from the S at 6 mph. humidity is at 72%, pressure is rising from 29.90 inches and visibility is 10 miles. Expect a cloudy day with a high around 46°. The current pollen report has today at high, 10.6. Top allergens are birch, ash, and juniper. Marine report states the following:
Today Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots early in the morning becoming variable 10 knots or less, then becoming northeast 5 to 10 knots early in the evening. Cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
Monday Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less. or less.
MondayNortheast wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
Monday Night East wind 5 to 10 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Rain showers. Waves 2 feet or less.

ON THIS DATE in 1973 “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” tops the U.S. pop charts and creates a cultural phenomenon.

The yellow ribbon has long been a symbol of support for absent or missing loved ones. There are some who believe that the tradition of the yellow ribbon dates back as far as the Civil War era, when a yellow ribbon in a woman’s hair indicated that she was “taken” by a man who was absent due to service in the United States Army Cavalry. But research by professional folklorists has found no evidence to support that story. The Library of Congress itself traces the cultural ubiquity of this powerful symbol to the well-known song by Tony Orlando and Dawn: “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree,” which topped the U.S. pop charts on this day in 1973.

“Tie a Yellow Ribbon” was a massive international hit, holding the top spot on both the U.S. and U.K. charts for four consecutive weeks and earning upwards of 3 million radio plays in 1973. It was sung from the perspective of a man returning home after three years in prison and looking anxiously for an agreed-upon sign that the woman he loves would welcome his return. Songwriters Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown got the idea for the song from a story they’d heard while in the Army. New York newspaper columnist Pete Hamill sued Levine and Brown for copyright infringement because he believed they took the idea from a 1971 column of his relating a very similar story as fact. Hamill dropped his suit, however, when researchers uncovered multiple versions of the same general tale dating back at least as far as the 1950s. “Probably the story is one of these mysterious bits of folklore that emerge from the national subconscious to be told anew in one form or another,” Hamill said at the time. To use a more familiar term, it was an urban legend.

DID YOU KNOW: You’d think Windsor Castle was named after the House of Windsor, but it’s the other way around. The royal family changed its name from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in 1917 so it would sound less German and chose Windsor because they had ties with the English town.

WORD OF THE DAY Easter egg (EE-ster eg) which means a hidden message, as a cryptic reference, iconic image, or inside joke, that fans are intended to discover in a television show or movie. Easter egg, in the sense “a hidden message, reference, or inside joke that fans are intended to discover in a piece of software, television show, or movie,” is meant to invoke the traditional Easter egg hunt and dates from the mid-1980s. The original sense of Easter egg dates from the 16th century.

Good Friday Sky After Sunset

April 19, 2019

Trout Island and south taken at Donegal Bay

One Deer at Whiskey Point

April 20, 2019

A phone call lead the editor down to Whiskey Point to see one deer lying down behind the St. James Township Hall. There was some question if the deer was healthy because it did not run way as the editor made it to 15 feet away from the deer, and it did not get up. It finally got up and moved to the front of the building where it was chewing on some juniper bushes, but then it lay down again. Something did not seem right, so the editor called our veterinarian Jeff Powers so he could take a look. The deer just lay there and didn't move as several vehicles came to the point and turned around and headed back to town.

View a gallery of photos HERE

Dr. Jeff Powers drove up to the point, and the deer stayed laying down there in front of the building. Jeff got out of his vehicle and began to walk toward the deer. The deer took off headed down the shoreline. After checking for the deer to see if it was going to lay down again, the deer finally took off running back into the woods.

View video of the deer HERE

Beaver Island TV

April 20, 2019

Busy day on Good Friday, so there was no rebroadcast. There was only the live stream of the services for this day. This rebroadcast today will start with the Holy Cross Stations of the Cross and the Good Friday service and then continue with historical video for the BIHS collection.

Good Friday at Holy Cross 1.5 hr

5th and 6th Grade Play "The Laffin School" from 2004, 1 hr.

2004 Graduation at Holy Cross Hall 30 min.

BI House Party July 1996, 1.75 hr.

Bonner Farm House Party and Music on the Porch, 1 hr.

Donald Cole interview 2006 1 hr.

Dr. Phil Lange "History of Medicine on Beaver Island" 1 hr.

The broadcast is available to anyone, anywhere at http://beaverisland.tv

This broadcast begins at 11 a.m. today.


Joe Moore, editor

Beaver Island News on the 'Net

Routines (April A ~ Z Challenge)

by Cindy Ricksgers

Phyllis' Daily Weather

April 20, 2019

It's going to be a beautiful day. Clear, blue skies, 37°, wind from the SSW, humidity is at 63%, pressure is steady at 29.93 inches, and visibility is 10 miles. Pollen levels are high at 11.1. Top allergens are birch, ash, and juniper. Marine Forecast:
Today North wind 5 to 10 knots. Clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
Tonight South wind 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
Sunday South wind 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
Sunday Night East wind 10 to 15 knots. Chance of showers. Waves 2 feet or less.

ON THIS DATE in 1914 Colorado militia slaughters strikers at Ludlow, Colorado.

Ending a bitter coal-miners’ strike, Colorado militiamen attack a tent colony of strikers, killing dozens of men, women, and children.

When the evictions failed to end the strike, the Rockefeller interests hired private detectives that attacked the tent colonies with rifles and Gatling guns. The miners fought back, and several were killed. When the tenacity of the strikers became apparent, the Rockefellers approached the governor of Colorado, who authorized the use of the National Guard. The Rockefellers agreed to pay their wages.

At first, the strikers believed that the government had sent the National Guard to protect them. They soon discovered, though, that the militia was under orders to break the strike. On this day in 1914, two companies of guardsmen attacked the largest tent colony of strikers near the town of Ludlow, home to about 1,000 men, women, and children. The attack began in the morning with a barrage of bullets fired into the tents. The miners shot back with pistols and rifles.

After a strike leader was killed while attempting to negotiate a truce, the strikers feared the attack would intensify. To stay safe from gunfire, women and children took cover in pits dug beneath the tents. At dusk, guardsmen moved down from the hills and set the tent colony on fire with torches, shooting at the families as they fled into the hills. The true carnage, however, was not discovered until the next day, when a telephone linesman discovered a pit under one of the tents filled with the burned remains of 11 children and 2 women.

Although the “Ludlow Massacre” outraged many Americans, the tragedy did little to help the beleaguered Colorado miners and their families. Additional federal troops crushed the coal-miners’ strike, and the miners failed to achieve recognition of their union or any significant improvement in their wages and working conditions. Sixty-six men, women, and children died during the strike, but not a single militiaman or private detective was charged with any crime.

DID YOU KNOW THAT in the Philippines, McDonald's serves spaghetti? The pasta comes with a beef tomato sauce and a piece of “McDo” fried chicken.

WORD OF THE DAY exodus (EK-suh-duhs) which means a going out; a departure or emigration, usually of a large number of people. Exodus dates from Old English times: the English abbot and scholar Aelfric Grammaticus (“Aelfric the Grammarian,” c955–c1020) writes the sentence sēo ōther bōc is Exodus gehāten “The second book (of the Bible) is called Exodus.” The Old English noun comes straight from Latin Latin exodus, a direct borrowing of Greek éxodos “a going out, a march, military expedition.” Éxodos is the Greek title, not a translation, of the opening words of the Hebrew text, wě ʾēlleh shěmōth “And these (are) the names.”

Peaine Township Meeting Minutes

April 2019

Easter Egg Hunt

at the BIC Center

April 20, 2019, 3:30 p.m.

Good Friday Noon Stations; 1:00 pm Service

At Holy Cross Catholic Church

Stations of the Cross

Narrator Patrick Nugent......Reader Jacque LaFreniere

Father Jim Siler prostrate


Singing of the prayers by Brian Foli

Reading of the Passion by Patrick Nugent, Jacque LaFreniere, and Father Jim Siler

View video of the services HERE


April 20, 2019, 9 a.m.

View BIAC Agenda HERE

Quilter (April A ~ Z Challenge)

by Cindy Ricksgers

Editors note: You can view Gwen presenting her quilts HERE

Phyllis' Daily Weather

April 19, 2019

Mostly cloudy skies and 35° this morning. Wind is from the NNE at 6 mph. Humidity is at 99%, pressure is rising from 29.85 inches, and visibility is 10 miles. Pollen levels for today at medium-high at 8.9. Top allergens are birch, ash, and juniper. Marine Forecast as follows: ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
Today North wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Mostly cloudy early in the morning then clearing. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 2 to 3 feet in the afternoon.
Tonight Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
Saturday North wind 5 to 10 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Sunny. Waves 2 feet or less.
Saturday Night Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.

ON THIS DATE April 19, 1897, John J. McDermott of New York won the first Boston Marathon with a time of 2:55:10.

The Boston Marathon was the brainchild of Boston Athletic Association member and inaugural U.S. Olympic team manager John Graham, who was inspired by the marathon at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896. With the assistance of Boston businessman Herbert H. Holton, various routes were considered, before a measured distance of 24.5 miles from the Irvington Oval in Boston to Metcalf’s Mill in Ashland was eventually selected.

Fifteen runners started the race but only 10 made it to the finish line. John J. McDermott, representing the Pastime Athletic Club of New York City, took the lead from Harvard athlete Dick Grant over the hills in Newton. Although he walked several times during the final miles, McDermott still won by a comfortable six-minute, fifty-two-seconds. McDermott had won the only other marathon on U.S. soil the previous October in New York.

The marathon’s distance was changed in 1908 in accordance with Olympic standards to its current length of 26 miles 385 yards.

The Boston Marathon was originally held on Patriot’s Day, April 19, a regional holiday that commemorates the beginning of the Revolutionary War. In years when the 19th fell on a Sunday, the race was held the following Monday. In 1969, Patriots Day was officially moved to the third Monday in April and the race has been held on that Monday ever since.

Women were not allowed to enter the Boston race officially until 1972, but Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb couldn’t wait: In 1966, she became the first woman to run the entire Boston Marathon, but had to hide in the bushes near the start until the race began. In 1967, Kathrine Switzer, who had registered as “K. V. Switzer”, was the first woman to run with a race number. Switzer finished even though officials tried to physically remove her from the race after she was identified as a woman.

In the fall of 1971, the Amateur Athletics Union permitted its sanctioned marathons (including Boston) to allow female entry. Nina Kuscsik became the first official female participant to win the Boston Marathon in 1972. Seven other women started and finished that race.

In 1975, the Boston Marathon became the first major marathon to include a wheelchair division competition. Bob Hall won it in two hours, 58 minutes.

DID YOU KNOW THAT It’s impossible to hum while holding your nose. You just tested it, didn’t you? Normally, when you hum, the air is able to escape through your nose to create the sound, and of course, it can’t do that when you’re holding it shut. This is one of the weird facts you can test out for yourself. Go ahead, try it

WORD OF THE DAY yealing (YEE-lin) which means a person of the same age as oneself. Yealing “a contemporary, a coeval” is a word of uncertain etymology, used by only three Scottish poets: Allan Ramsay (1686–1758), Robert Burns (1759–1796), and Robert Couper (1750–1818). Yealing entered English in the 18th century.

Holy Thursday Mass 7:00 PM

April 18, 2019

The beginning of the Easter Tridium is the Holy Thursday Mass. Tonight's Mass at Holy Cross began at 7 p.m. The reader was Jacque LaFreniere. The narrantor was Patrick Nugent. The celebrant was Father Jim Siler.

Jacque LaFreniere............Patrick Nugent.............Father Jim Siler

The choir had worked very hard getting ready for this week of Holy services, and it was obvious tonight. The psalm was sung by Sheri Mooney and Pam O'Brien. The choir had worked on a new Mass with the parts sung for all part. It was a beautiful service.

View video of the Holy Thursday Mass HERE

At the Christian Church

and Gregg Fellowship Center

Good Friday service at 4:30, Easter morning service at 10:00 followed by Community Easter Brunch at Gregg Fellowship Center at 11:30.  Everyone welcome!!

Veteran's Park

The flags are up and flying thanks to Alvin Lafreniere.   We are flying the Marine flag in honor of Red Rowley who passed away this winter.  We would have flown the flags at 1/2 staff after his death but the flag poles were inaccessible due to the snow.

This Memorial Day we will be reading the names of those veterans who passed away this last year.  If anyone has a veteran they want remembered please send the name, branch of service and any other information you want to share to amvetspost46@yahoo.com

Osprey is Back

Waiting for its mate

More Eagles

April 17, 2019

In the harbor on the thin ice on Wednesday.

Font Lake Birds

April 18, 2019

Geese and Ducks


Familiar Faces 16

by Joe Moore

All of the previous stories written are written from actual experience by a thirty year EMS provider on Beaver Island, 16 as a paramedic and 14 as an EMT.  This one story is not an actual patient.  It is a dream that I had last night.

My wife and I are walking down the aisle in the Walmart in Petoskey.  We’ve been spending a lot of time in that city due to the medical issues that my wife has had and continues to have.  We are looking for something for a gift for one of our children.  A very pregnant, but bald-headed, lady working there comes to our aid to help us reach the item on the top shelf.  “It’s the only one of these that are left in the store,” the helper says.  “They have sold out more quickly than we expected.”

She uses a special tool that looks like a long pole with a squeeze capability to nudge the item closer to the edge.  She grabs the item with ‘picker’ and starts of bring it down, but immediately the item crashes to the floor breaking.  We are really unhappy, but one look at the worker makes us forget the broken item.

The worker has wet work pants and is lying on the floor in pain.  She screams, “The baby is coming.  Oh, my God, the baby is coming!”

Read the rest of the story HERE

Beaver Island TV

April 18, 2019

Today's rebroadcast is a rebroadcast of yesterday's content.

Tonight at 7 p.m. there will be a live broadcast of the Holy Thursday Mass from Holy Cross. Tomorrow at noon with be Stations of the Cross followed by the Good Friday service. Saturday evening will be the Easter Vigil at 8 p.m. and Sunday morning Easter Mass will be at 9:30 a.m.

A busy week for this editor. I'll continue to post other broadcasts as possible over the weekend.

Joe Moore, editor
Beaver Island News on the 'Net

Pet Peeves (April A ~ Z Challenge)

by Cindy Ricksgers

Phyllis' Daily Weather

April 18, 2019

The clouds are dragging their bellies across the ground here, making it a foggy, foggy morning. It's 37°, humidity is at 96%, wind is from the NW at 1 mph, pressure is rising from 29.46 inches, and visibility is about nil. It's just going to be a damp day but we need it to melt off the remaining snow. Pollen levels for today are low at 1.5. Top allergens are maple, juniper, and poplar. Marine forecast for today and Friday is:
Today South wind 10 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots in the morning. Slight chance of showers early in the morning. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Areas of fog in the morning. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
Tonight North wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Slight chance of showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
Friday North wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Mostly sunny. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
Friday Night North wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 feet or less.

ON THIS DATE the Great San Francisco Earthquake topples buildings, killing thousands.

At 5:13 a.m., an earthquake estimated at close to 8.0 on the Richter scale strikes San Francisco, California, killing an estimated 3,000 people as it topples numerous buildings. The quake was caused by a slip of the San Andreas Fault over a segment about 275 miles long, and shock waves could be felt from southern Oregon down to Los Angeles.

San Francisco’s brick buildings and wooden Victorian structures were especially devastated. Fires immediately broke out and–because broken water mains prevented firefighters from stopping them–firestorms soon developed citywide. At 7 a.m., U.S. Army troops from Fort Mason reported to the Hall of Justice, and San Francisco Mayor E.E. Schmitz called for the enforcement of a dusk-to-dawn curfew and authorized soldiers to shoot-to-kill anyone found looting. Meanwhile, in the face of significant aftershocks, firefighters and U.S. troops fought desperately to control the ongoing fire, often dynamiting whole city blocks to create firewalls. On April 20, 20,000 refugees trapped by the massive fire were evacuated from the foot of Van Ness Avenue onto the USS Chicago.

By April 23, most fires were extinguished, and authorities commenced the task of rebuilding the devastated metropolis. It was estimated that some 3,000 people died as a result of the Great San Francisco Earthquake and the devastating fires it inflicted upon the city. Almost 30,000 buildings were destroyed, including most of the city’s homes and nearly all the central business district.

DID YOU KNOW THAT It costs the U.S. Mint almost twice as much to mint each penny and nickel as the coins are actually worth. Taxpayers lost over $100 million in 2013 just through the coins being made.

WORD OF THE DAY facultative (FAK-uhl-tey-tiv) which means left to one's option or choice; optional. The adjective facultative comes via the French adjective facultatif (masculine), facultative (feminine) “conveying or granting a right or power,” from the noun faculté “knowledge, learning, physical or moral capacity." French faculté is ultimately from Latin facultāt-, the stem of facultās “ability, power, capacity” (originally a doublet of the noun facilitās “ease, ease of performance or completion, facility”). The French adjective suffix -atif, -ative comes from the Latin suffix -ātivus; the English suffix -ative comes from both French and Latin. Facultative entered English in the 19th century.

Shakespeare Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 5:30pm-7:00pm

Beaver Island TV

April 17, 2019

Today's broadcast is delayed due to an equipment failure, but will take place today beginning at 2 p.m.

It is available, as always, to anyone, anywhere at http://beaverisland.tv

Emerald Isle First Trip of 2019

Cummins String Quartet and BICS Strings 3/2/18

Dominican Sisters 8/19/03

Gorge Anthony "The Elders Speak" 2009

Jerry LaFreniere Pole Barn Party 2002

Music on the Porch 2003

Requiem Chorale 2003

This Place Matters "Southhead Light" 7/15/18


Joe Moore, editor
Beaver Island News on the 'Net

4th and 5th Grade Play Scheduled

Tickets available at the BIC Center

58 Fisher 2

by Dick Burris

Bob and I came to Fisher2, and hired on in the "trim shop." We were doing seat backs, We would do every other car as it came down the line. The front seat was installed with a suspended swinging hoist that inserted it into the front seat position to be bolted in down the line.

We had some guys on the line that worried that we were working too fast, and the time keeper would notice this; so just to bug them, I checked to see if the time keeper was around; and he wasn't, so I sent Herbie and Bob away a few minutes, and did all three jobs, The seat loader was too slow, so I just grabbed the front seats and slid them in.

Read the rest of the story HERE

Once (April A ~ Z Challenge)

by Cindy Ricksgers

Phyllis' Daily Weather

April 17, 2019

Sunny, clear skies this morning, 30°, wind is from the NE at 4 mph making it feel like 26°, humidity is at 94%, pressure is steady at 30.1 inches, and visibility is 10 miles. Pollen levels for today are at 9.4 (medium-high). Top allergens are maple, juniper, and poplar. Marine forecast ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
Today East wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Scattered showers in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
Tonight Southeast wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Periods of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
Thursday West wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Chance of showers. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
Thursday Night North wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Chance of showers. Waves 2 to 3 feet. winds and waves higher in the vicinity of thunderstorms.

ON THIS DATE in 1790, American statesman, printer, scientist, and writer Benjamin Franklin dies in Philadelphia at age 84.

Born in Boston in 1706, Franklin became at 12 years old an apprentice to his half brother James, a printer and publisher. He learned the printing trade and in 1723 went to Philadelphia to work after a dispute with his brother. After a sojourn in London, he started a printing and publishing press with a friend in 1728. In 1729, the company won a contract to publish Pennsylvania’s paper currency and also began publishing the Pennsylvania Gazette, which was regarded as one of the better colonial newspapers. From 1732 to 1757, he wrote and published Poor Richard’s Almanack, an instructive and humorous periodical in which Franklin coined such practical American proverbs as “God helps those who help themselves” and “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”

As his own wealth and prestige grew, Franklin took on greater civic responsibilities in Philadelphia and helped establish the city’s first circulating library, police force, volunteer fire company, and an academy that became the University of Pennsylvania. From 1737 to 1753, he was postmaster of Philadelphia and during this time also served as a clerk of the Pennsylvania legislature. In 1753, he became deputy postmaster general, in charge of mail in all the northern colonies.

Deeply interested in science and technology, he invented the Franklin stove, which is still manufactured today, and bifocal eyeglasses, among other practical inventions. In 1748, he turned his printing business over to his partner so he would have more time for his experiments. The phenomenon of electricity fascinated him, and in a dramatic experiment he flew a kite in a thunderstorm to prove that lightning is an electrical discharge. He later invented the lightning rod. Many terms used in discussing electricity, including positive, negative, battery, and conductor, were coined by Franklin in his scientific papers. He was the first American scientist to be highly regarded in European scientific circles.

Franklin was active in colonial affairs and in 1754 proposed the union of the colonies, which was rejected by Britain. In 1757, he went to London to argue for the right to tax the massive estates of the Penn family in Pennsylvania, and in 1764 went again to ask for a new charter for Pennsylvania. He was in England when Parliament passed the Stamp Act, a taxation measure to raise revenues for a standing British army in America. His initial failure to actively oppose the controversial act drew wide criticism in the colonies, but he soon redeemed himself by stoutly defending American rights before the House of Commons. With tensions between the American colonies and Britain rising, he stayed on in London and served as agent for several colonies.

In 1775, he returned to America as the American Revolution approached and was a delegate at the Continental Congress. In 1776, he helped draft the Declaration of Independence and in July signed the final document. Ironically, Franklin’s illegitimate son, William Franklin, whom Franklin and his wife had raised, had at the same time emerged as a leader of the Loyalists. In 1776, Congress sent Benjamin Franklin, one of the embattled United States’ most prominent statesmen, to France as a diplomat. Warmly embraced, he succeeded in 1778 in securing two treaties that provided the Americans with significant military and economic aid. In 1781, with French help, the British were defeated. With John Jay and John Adams, Franklin then negotiated the Treaty of Paris with Britain, which was signed in 1783.

In 1785, Franklin returned to the United States. In his last great public service, he was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and worked hard for the document’s ratification. After his death in 1790, Philadelphia gave him the largest funeral the city had ever seen.

DID YOU KNOW THAT In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes won a race at Belmont Park in New York despite being dead — he suffered a heart attack mid-race, but his body stayed in the saddle until his horse crossed the line for a 20–1 outsider victory.

WORD OF THE DAY lese majesty (LEEZ MAJ-uh-stee) which means an attack on any custom, institution, belief, etc., held sacred or revered by numbers of people. It is not very often that there is a transparent connection between French (and English) and Latin, but lese majesty is such a term. In modern French the term is lèse-majesté, from Middle French laise majeste “a crime against the king, treason.” The French forms derive from Latin laesa mājestās “injured majesty (of the sovereign people, state, or emperor).” Laesa is the past participle of the verb laedere “to hurt, harm” (of uncertain etymology); mājestās is a derivative of the comparative adjective major “greater, larger, bigger.” Lese majesty entered English in the 15th century.

Non-Fiction (April A ~ Z Challenge)

by Cindy Ricksgers

Magazines (April A ~ Z Challenge)

by Cindy Ricksgers

Beaver Island Rural Health Center
Board of Directors Special Meeting
April 18, 2019
5:00 PM

St. James Public Works Committee Agenda

Meeting on April 17, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Governmental Center

Beaver Island TV

April 16, 2019

Today's broadcast, like every day is available to anyone, anywhere at http://beaverisland.tv

The broadcast will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Cynthia Johnson TV 1999

Crockpot Cookoff and Celebrity Basketball 2019

Secret Beach and Trips to the Outer Islands for Diane Hetherington

BICS St. Pat's Celebration 3/15/19

BI Ingenuity 2008

AMVETs Dedication for American Indians 8/2015

Beachcomber House Party for Museum Week 2014

1950s Video, Rogers Carlisle, with NO SOUND


Joe Moore, editor

Beaver Island News on the 'Net

Phyllis' Daily Weather

April 16, 2019

37° this morning, overcast skies, wind is from the ESE at 6 mph making it feel like 32°, humidity is at 58%, pressure is falling from 29.98 inches, and visibility is 10 miles. Pollen levels for today at medium-high at 8.5. Top allergens are maple, juniper, and poplar. Marine forecast is as follows:
Today Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots early in the morning becoming variable 10 knots or less. Slight chance of rain and snow early in the morning. Slight chance of showers in the morning. Waves 2 feet or less.
Tonight East wind 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
Wednesday East wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Chance of showers. Waves 2 feet or less.
Wednesday Night Southeast wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Rain showers. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

ON THIS DATE in 1881, on the streets of Dodge City, famous western lawman and gunfighter Bat Masterson fights the last gun battle of his life.

Bartholomew “Bat” Masterson had made a living with his gun from a young age. In his early 20s, Masterson worked as a buffalo hunter, operating out of the wild Kansas cattle town of Dodge City. For several years, he also found employment as an army scout in the Plains Indian Wars. Masterson had his first shootout in 1876 in the town of Sweetwater (later Mobeetie), Texas. When an argument with a soldier over the affections of a dance hall girl named Molly Brennan heated up, Masterson and his opponent resorted to their pistols. When the shooting stopped, both Brennan and the soldier were dead, and Masterson was badly wounded.

Found to have been acting in self-defense, Masterson avoided prison. Once he had recovered from his wounds, he apparently decided to abandon his rough ways and become an officer of the law. For the next five years, Masterson alternated between work as Dodge City sheriff and running saloons and gambling houses, gaining a reputation as a tough and reliable lawman. However, Masterson’s critics claimed that he spent too much as sheriff, and he lost a bid for reelection in 1879.

For several years, Masterson drifted around the West. Early in 1881, news that his younger brother, Jim, was in trouble back in Dodge City reached Masterson in Tombstone, Arizona. Jim’s dispute with a business partner and an employee, A.J. Peacock and Al Updegraff respectively, had led to an exchange of gunfire. Though no one had yet been hurt, Jim feared for his life. Masterson immediately took a train to Dodge City.

When his train pulled into Dodge City on this morning in 1881, Masterson wasted no time. He quickly spotted Peacock and Updegraff and aggressively shouldered his way through the crowded street to confront them. “I have come over a thousand miles to settle this,” Masterson reportedly shouted. “I know you are heeled [armed]-now fight!” All three men immediately drew their guns. Masterson took cover behind the railway bed, while Peacock and Updegraff darted around the corner of the city jail. Several other men joined in the gunplay. One bullet meant for Masterson ricocheted and wounded a bystander. Updegraff took a bullet in his right lung.

The mayor and sheriff arrived with shotguns to stop the battle when a brief lull settled over the scene. Updegraff and the wounded bystander were taken to the doctor and both eventually recovered. In fact, no one was mortally injured in the melee, and since the shootout had been fought fairly by the Dodge City standards of the day, no serious charges were imposed against Masterson. He paid an $8 fine and took the train out of Dodge City that evening.

Masterson never again fought a gun battle in his life, but the story of the Dodge City shootout and his other exploits ensured Masterson’s lasting fame as an icon of the Old West. He spent the next four decades of his life working as sheriff, operating saloons, and eventually trying his hand as a newspaperman in New York City. The old gunfighter finally died of a heart attack in October 1921 at his desk in New York City.

DID YOU KNOW THAT the longest time between two twins being born is 87 days?

WORD OF THE DAY umami (oo-MAH-mee) which means a strong meaty taste, often considered to be one of the basic taste sensations along with sweet, sour, bitter, and salty, imparted by glutamate and certain other amino acids. Umami comes unchanged from Japanese umami “savory taste, delicious taste.” Umami comes from umi-, the inflectional stem of umai “(to be) delicious” and -mi, a suffix forming abstract nouns from adjectives. Umami entered English in the 20th century.

St. James Township Request Lawncare Bids

April 15, 2019

Emerald Isle First Trip

April 15, 2019

(Photo credit BICS)

BICS students have their flag ceremony at the beach and salute the Emerald Isle on her first voyage of the 2019 season. The tradition continues. It was always the tradition to go down and see the ice breaker come in and break up the harbor ice, and to go down to see the first boat off. It is something great to see the tradition continued.

The view of the water conditions on the way over and back from the air HERE

This first trip over and back for the 2019 season was on April 15, 2019. While the editor was in Traverse City during the entire trip, others were quite willing to share the video for this video clip:

View video of the first trip os 2019 HERE

Thank you to BIBCO for sharing the video and BI Goodtime Boys for the music.

Phyllis' Daily Weather

April 15, 2019

Off on an 8:00 plane this morning to see an oral surgeon so trying to get this done quickly. Couldn't get into Facebook at all yesterday. Anyhow, it's 34° this morning, clear skies, humidity is at 51%, pressure is steady at 29.80 inches, and visibility is 10 miles. According to pollen.com the levels are medium-high at 9.2 today. Top allergens are maple, juniper, and poplar. Marine report forecast is as follows:
Today Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots becoming west 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Partly cloudy early in the morning then becoming sunny. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
Tonight Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
Tuesday Light winds. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
Tuesday Night East wind 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.

ON THIS DATE in 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson broke the color barrier in a sport that had been segregated for more than 50 years. Exactly 50 years later, on April 15, 1997, Robinson’s groundbreaking career was honored and his uniform number, 42, was retired from Major League Baseball by Commissioner Bud Selig in a ceremony attended by over 50,000 fans at New York City’s Shea Stadium. Robinson’s was the first-ever number retired by all teams in the league.

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia, to a family of sharecroppers. Growing up, he excelled at sports and attended the University of California at Los Angeles, where he was the first athlete to letter in four varsity sports: baseball, basketball, football and track. After financial difficulties forced Robinson to drop out of UCLA, he joined the army in 1942 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. After protesting instances of racial discrimination during his military service, Robinson was court-martialed in 1944. Ultimately, though, he was honorably discharged.

After the army, Robinson played for a season in the Negro American League. In 1945, Branch Rickey, general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, recruited Robinson, who was known for his integrity and intelligence as well as his talent, to join one of the club’s farm teams. In 1947, Robinson was called up to the Majors and soon became a star infielder and outfielder for the Dodgers, as well as the National League’s Rookie of the Year. In 1949, the right-hander was named the National League’s Most Valuable Player and league batting champ. Robinson played on the National League All-Star team from 1949 through 1954 and led the Dodgers to six National League pennants and one World Series, in 1955. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, his first year of eligibility.

Despite his talent and success as a player, Robinson faced tremendous racial discrimination throughout his career, from baseball fans and some fellow players. Additionally, Jim Crow laws prevented Robinson from using the same hotels and restaurants as his teammates while playing in the South.

After retiring from baseball in 1957, Robinson became a businessman and civil rights activist. He died October 24, 1972, at age 53, in Stamford, Connecticut.

DID YOU KNOW THAT a dime as 118 ridges around the edge?

WORD OF THE DAY gabelle (guh-BEL) which means a tax; excise. The rare noun gabelle “a tax on salt” comes from Anglo-French (the variety of French used in England after the Norman Conquest) and other Romance languages and dialects from Late and Medieval Latin gabella “tax, salt tax.” Gabella derives ultimately from Arabic qabāla “tax, duty, impost.” There is an understandable confusion in form and meaning between gabelle "a tax on salt," and gavel “feudal rent, tribute to a superior.” Gavel comes from Old English gafol, a noun that dates from about 725, occurs only in Old English, and derives from the same Germanic root as the verb give. Gabelle entered English in the 15th century.

COA Sunday Dinner

Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, cooked carrots, and a special desert was the menu today at 11 a.m. at the Beaver Island Community School. The food was prepared by Dahlwhinnie's. There were prizes won by some in the game of something akin to Bingo using a deck of cards. After the meal, there was a discussion and a sign-up table for activities in the future.

Some of the attendees...

Today's volunteer server, Cynthia Johnson, the new editor of the Northern Islander

Kathie Ehinger, the Beaver Island COA Manager

View video of the meal and the discussion following the meal HERE

Guess Who's Back

April 14, 2019

We're not talking about snowbirds, nor sandhill cranes, nor eagles this time. The hint is pretty much just this: microwave tower. Did you guess yet? It's not going to be given away with a picture that will anwer the question for you. You will at least have to click one of the links below to find the answer. Let's just say that the editor of BINN is hooked on checking this out every year and quite frequently during the summer. That's all the hints you get. Try and guess before you click the link below.

View a gallery of photos HERE

View a short video clip HERE

This is one of the earlier returns for this particular individual.

Mass from Holy Cross

April 14, 2019

The Palm Sunday Mass is the beginning of Holy Week for the Roman Catholic Church. This holy week will end next Sunday, Easter Sunday. The services this week include:

Holy Thursday Mass 7:00 PM
Good Friday Noon Stations 1:00 Service
Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass 8:00 PM
Easter Sunday Mass 9:30 a.m.

The video of the Palm Sunday Mass includes video from the Saturday night Vigil Mass. There is no way that the editor could be at the Parish Hall this Palm Sunday, so the Gospel that was to be read at the beginning of the services was taped on Saturday afternoon.

Patrick Nugent, Joan Banville, and Father Jim did the reading of the Passion.

Father Jim.......................Patrick Nugent.................Joan Banville

The reading of the Passion

View video excerpts of both services HERE


April 13, 2019

Drove by yesterday, the 13th, and saw that the Ice Classic Tower was tipped over. We'll have to wait for an official statement from the BIC Center to find out when and who won.

And the Ice Classic Winner Is....


The Buoy officially stopped the clock when it started to tilt in the ice at 11:28am and 30 sec. on Saturday April 13, 2019.

Beaver Island TV

April 14, 2019

Today began with the live stream of the Palm Sunday service for Mass on this day with excerpts from the Saturday evening service. The next on the schedule was the CCCOA Sunday Dinner across the street at the Beaver Island Community School. This was not live. It was recorded and will be processed this afternoon later.

The broadcast will bgin at 1:30 p.m. and, as always, is available to anyone, anywhere at http://beaverisland.tv

Today's broadcast will include:

Glen Felixson Interview

John Kenwabikise Interview 2009

Wil Cwekiel Interview about BIFIT and Interview of the Superintendent 2019

Sheila Lyons Kapinski Intever 2009

2014 Citizen of the Year Award Dinner


APRIL 14, 2019
11 a.m.- 1 p.m.



All in One Day

April 12, 2019

Mother Nature can't seem to make up her mind about whether she is going to allow Spring to arrive here on Beaver Island as well as throughout Northern Michigan. Beaver Island had two inches of snow, followed by freezing rain, and then following by rain, all within the single day. Then it all melted in the warmth of above freezing temperatures.

Right now, Sunday morning, the sun is shining at 8:15 a.m. What's next?

Birds Catch Attention

April 13, 2019

Eagles over the harbor

Sandhills and Ducks Near Barney's Lake

Mushroom Fungi

April 13, 2019

Does anyone know what this fungi is, and is it edible?

Weather by Joe

April 14, 2019

Today is "Palm" Sunday in the Catholic Church, the Sunday before Easter, when the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem is celebrated in many Christian churches by processions in which palm fronds are carried.

Phyllis can't do the weather this morning due to the fact that neither of us can access facebook, where she usually does the work of putting together the information. We present the weather on News on the 'Net also, and that's where this will go first.

Right now on Beaver Island, it is 31 degrees with a pressure of 30.07 and visibility of ten miles. The dewpoint is 28 degrees and the relative humidity is 78%. We have not had any precipitation in the last 24 hours.

TODAY, we have a 20% chance of precipitation with cloudy skies and high near 40 degrees. Winds will be from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph

TONIGHT, it is expected to continue to be cloudy with the same chance of precipitation as today. Winds will switch to th N at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW, it is forecast for a sunny day with only at 10% chance of precipitation. The high will be in the low 40's. Winds will be from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Word of the Day: veritable; (VAIR-uh-tuh-bul); adjective; being in fact the thing named and not false, unreal, or imaginary — often used to stress the aptness of a metaphor

Did you know that Veritable, like its close relative verity ("truth"), came to English through Anglo-French from Latin. It is ultimately derived from verus, the Latin word for "true," which also gave us verify, aver, and verdict. Veritable is often used as a synonym of genuine or authentic ("a veritable masterpiece"), but it is also frequently used to stress the aptness of a metaphor, often in a humorous tone ("a veritable swarm of lawyers"). In the past, usage commentators have objected to the latter use, but today it doesn't draw much criticism.

On this Day:

On this day in 1865, John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shoots President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his massive army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civl War.

Booth, a Maryland native born in 1838, who remained in the North during the war despite his Confederate sympathies, initially plotted to capture President Lincoln and take him to Richmond, the Confederate capital. However, on March 20, 1865, the day of the planned kidnapping, the president failed to appear at the spot where Booth and his six fellow conspirators lay in wait. Two weeks later, Richmond fell to Union forces.

In April, with Confederate armies near collapse across the South, Booth hatched a desperate plan to save the Confederacy. Learning that Lincoln was to attend a performance of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater on April 14, Booth masterminded the simultaneous assassination of Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William H. Seward. By murdering the president and two of his possible successors, Booth and his conspirators hoped to throw the U.S. government into disarray.

On the evening of April 14, conspirator Lewis T. Powell burst into Secretary of State Seward’s home, seriously wounding him and three others, while George A. Atzerodt, assigned to Vice President Johnson, lost his nerve and fled. Meanwhile, just after 10 p.m., Booth entered Lincoln’s private theater box unnoticed and shot the president with a single bullet in the back of his head. Slashing an army officer who rushed at him, Booth leapt to the stage and shouted “Sic semper tyrannis! [Thus always to tyrants]–the South is avenged!” Although Booth broke his leg jumping from Lincoln’s box, he managed to escape Washington on horseback.

The president, mortally wounded, was carried to a lodging house opposite Ford’s Theater. About 7:22 a.m. the next morning, Lincoln, age 56, died–the first U.S. president to be assassinated. Booth, pursued by the army and other secret forces, was finally cornered in a barn near Bowling Green, Virginia, and died from a possibly self-inflicted bullet wound as the barn was burned to the ground. Of the eight other people eventually charged with the conspiracy, four were hanged and four were jailed. Lincoln, the 16th U.S. president, was buried on May 4, 1865, in Springfield, Illinois.

(from Merriam Webster and history dot comP

Languages (April A ~ Z Challenge)

April 13, 2019

by Cindy Ricksegrs

Beaver Island TV

The laptop that was used for the playing of the video managed to keep shutting down with the blinks of the power, and completely shut down. That meant that the files not saved and the connections to the external hard drives would be lost and the broadcast computer would quit. While the snow and ice did not affect the Internet broadcast in any other way than the interruptions in the power. Now, complaining is not part of this effort, but explaining the lack of a Friday broadcast is. So, have you ever had a document completely finished and have one silly keystroke eliminate all of that work?

One blink of the power caused a rebooting of the external hard drives. The playlist of video was worthless because the original connection was broken and another one made. The broadcast program couldn't find the video files in the playlist. All this simply due to the blink in power. The editor lost patience with the start over, lose it again and again. So the real reason is the loss of patience of the editor. Confession made. Now, how about the program for today?

Don't forget that the broadcast will be interrupted at 3:30 p.m., so that the Saturday Mass from Holy Cross can be live streamed at 4 p.m. Any videos not broadcast before this will be restarted shortly after 5 p.m.

Remember that this video is available to anyone, anywhere at http://beaverisland.tv

The broadcast will begin at 10 a.m.

Earl Gallagher Interview

Cynthia Johnson TV

Talent Show 1989

St. Patrick's Day Outside Games 2019

BICS Basketball at Tournament 2019

Bristol Bay Breaks Harbor Ice 2019


Joe Moore, editor
Beaver Island News on the 'Net

Phyllis' Daily Weather

April 13, 2019

Overcast skies this morning, 36°, wind is from the WSW, humidity is at 61%, pressure is rising from 29.80 inches, visibility is 10 miles. Today, decreasing cloudiness and windy. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph. Tonight cloudy with a low of 27°. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Allergy report has the level today as high at 10. The top allergens are maple, juniper, and poplar. Marine report
Today Southwest wind 15 to 25 knots becoming west 10 to 15 knots early in the evening. Gusts up to 35 knots decreasing to 25 knots early in the evening. Mostly cloudy. Waves 4 to 7 feet. Waves occasionally around 9 feet.
Tonight North wind 5 to 10 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
Sunday Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Chance of rain and snow showers. Waves 2 feet or less.
Sunday Night North wind 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less. wave heights are valid for ice free areas.

ON THIS DATE in 1970, disaster strikes 200,000 miles from Earth when oxygen tank No. 2 blows up on Apollo 13, the third manned lunar landing mission. Astronauts James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise had left Earth two days before for the Fra Mauro highlands of the moon but were forced to turn their attention to simply making it home alive.

Mission commander Lovell reported to mission control on Earth: “Houston, we’ve had a problem here,” and it was discovered that the normal supply of oxygen, electricity, light, and water had been disrupted. The landing mission was aborted, and the astronauts and controllers on Earth scrambled to come up with emergency procedures. The crippled spacecraft continued to the moon, circled it, and began a long, cold journey back to Earth.

The astronauts and mission control were faced with enormous logistical problems in stabilizing the spacecraft and its air supply, and providing enough energy to the damaged fuel cells to allow successful reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. Navigation was another problem, and Apollo 13‘s course was repeatedly corrected with dramatic and untested maneuvers. On April 17, with the world anxiously watching, tragedy turned to triumph as the Apollo 13 astronauts touched down safely in the Pacific Ocean.

DID YOU KNOW THAT in every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

WORD OF THE DAY tootle (TOOT-l) which means to move or proceed in a leisurely way. Tootle, an English frequentative verb from the verb toot, means “to keep tooting.” Frequentative in grammar and linguistics means “pertaining to a verb that expresses repetition of an action.” In the Slavic languages, e.g., Polish and Russian, frequentative verbs are very common, very complex, and very vexing for the learner. Latin has cantāre “to keep singing,” the source of chant, a frequentative of canere, the “plain” verb meaning “to sing”; and visitāre “to keep seeing, call upon, visit,” a frequentative of vidēre “to see.” Frequentative verbs are no longer productive in English, which uses only -er and -le as frequentative suffixes, as in patter from pat, putter from putt, crackle from crack, and tootle from toot. Tootle entered English in the 19th century.


St. James Township

Beaver Island Community School Weekly Update

April 12, 2019

bIrobot Competition Results
The bIrobot team (Kai Drost, Erin Wiser, Gage Anderson, Micah Richards, and mentors Kevin Boyle, Cameron Bartlett, and Marlene Wiser) traveled to Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie to compete in their second district event this past weekend. Following their first event, the team spent a lot of time improving their design and it paid off. Throughout the competition they performed very well and during alliance selection on Saturday they got picked by the second ranked team in the competition, moving on to the playoffs. Although the team only made it to the quarterfinals, they were able to contribute as a valuable member of their alliance. Unfortunately, the team’s performance in this competition was not enough to make up for the difficulties the team faced in their first competition so they did not advance to the State Championship. However, the Judges recognized the amazing accomplishments of the team and awarded them The Quality Award.

Experience the Best of Beaver Island While Supporting School Sports
The 2019 Beaver Island Community School Sports Boosters Coupon Books are now available! The $25.00 booklet contains coupons for a wide range of gifts and services from more than 30 Island businesses totaling over $1,000.00 in value. This project is coordinated by the BICS Sports Boosters. All proceeds from the sale of the booklet go directly to supporting athletic programs for the students of Beaver Island Community School. Contact the school for more information on where you can purchase your booklet!

Shakespeare Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser April, 23rd
The students who will be participating in the upcoming AP English Literature trip to England cordially invite you to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday by joining them for a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser from 5:30-7:00 pm on April 23rd at BICS. This is a “free-will donation” fundraiser and all proceeds go to the June England trip. Please join us in the BICS High School Commons (which will be transformed into an Elizabethan-age diner) for this great event celebrating the Bard. We will have parmesan cheese on hand, but if you want to be erudite, you are welcome to say the following when cheesing your spaghetti: “’O Romano, Romano!, wherefore art thou Romano?”

Saturday is Movie Day at the Community Center
Come on down to the Community Center this Saturday, April 13, for an afternoon and/or evening movie. Here’s what will be on the big screen:
4:00 pm—Bumblebee                                     7:00 pm—The Mule

M-STEP Testing for 8th & 11th Graders Next Week
Next week the 8th & 11th Graders will take the M-STEP testing. 

Get BI Fit!
The BI Fit program is now operational. If want to get on the treadmill or rowing machine, or just come and walk the gym, come by the BICS office and pick up a registration packet! Get in shape for your health, wellness, and longevity! Check out the BIFit page on the BICS website!

Have a Great Weekend!

St. James Committee Meetings

St James Township has set the following meeting dates for their internal committees.  The public is welcome to attend these meetings.  

Finance Committee - The fourth Monday of each month at 1:00pm at the Governmental Center, 37830 King's Highway.  Committee consists of the supervisor, treasurer and clerk. 

Public Works Committee - The third Wednesday of each month at 11:00am at the Governmental Center, 37830 King's Highway.  Committee consists of the supervisor and both trustees.   

Kitchens (April A ~ Z Challenge)

by Cindy Ricksgers

Public Meeting Dates



List including St. James Finanace and Public Works Committee Meeting HERE

Phyllis' Daily Weather

April 12, 2019

Woke to freezing rain, so if you must be out driving, be darn careful as the roads are probably very icy. I know my back deck sure is. 32°,humidity is at 96%, wind is from the east at 17 mph with gusts to 20 mph feels like 21°. We've had 0.6 inches of precipitation, pressure is at 29.61, and visibility is 2.3 miles. Expect the same thing through the day. Thanks to the rain, the allergy report is low at 1.6. The top allergens are maple, juniper, and poplar. Marine forecast: ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...
Today East wind up to 30 knots with gusts to around 40 knots becoming south 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots in the late morning, then becoming southwest 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 40 knots in the afternoon. Slight chance of thunderstorms early in the morning. Rain showers early in the morning. Waves 3 to 5 feet.
Tonight Southwest wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 40 knots. Chance of snow showers and slight chance of showers. Waves 4 to 7 feet.
Saturday Southwest wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 4 to 7 feet.
Saturday Night North wind 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 3 feet. winds and waves higher in the vicinity of thunderstorms. wave heights are valid for ice free areas.

ON THIS DATE in 1945, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the longest serving president in American history, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage three months into his fourth term.

In 1932, at the height of the Great Depression, Governor Roosevelt of New York was elected the 32nd president of the United States. In his inaugural address in March 1933, President Roosevelt promised Americans that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself” and outlined his “New Deal”–an expansion of the federal government as an instrument of employment opportunity and welfare. Although criticized by the business community, Roosevelt’s progressive legislation improved America’s economic climate, and in 1936 he swept to re-election.

During his second term, he became increasingly concerned with German and Japanese aggression and so began a long campaign to awaken America from its isolationist slumber. In 1940, with World War II raging in Europe and the Pacific, Roosevelt agreed to run for an unprecedented third term. Re-elected by Americans who valued his strong leadership, he proved a highly effective commander in chief during World War II. Under Roosevelt’s guidance, America became, in his own words, the “great arsenal of democracy” and succeeded in shifting the balance of power in World War II firmly in the Allies’ favor. In 1944, with the war not yet won, he was re-elected to a fourth term.

Three months after his inauguration, while resting at his retreat in Warm Springs, Georgia, Roosevelt died of a massive cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 63. Following a solemn parade of his coffin through the streets of the nation’s capital, his body was buried in a family plot in Hyde Park, New York. Millions of Americans mourned the death of the man who led the United States through two of the greatest crises of the 20th century: the Great Depression and World War II. Roosevelt’s unparalleled 13 years as president led to the passing of the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which limited future presidents to a maximum of two consecutive elected terms in office.

DID YOU KNOW THAT the largest ocean liners pay a $250,000 toll for each trip through the Panama Canal. The canal generates fully one-third of Panama's entire economy.

WORD OF THE DAY unicorn (YOO-ni-kawrn) which means a person or thing that is rare and highly valued, or is a hypothetical ideal. Unicorn comes from Old French unicorne, from the Latin adjective ūnicornis “one-horned,” which is used as a noun possibly referring to the rhinoceros in the Vulgate, the Latin version of the Bible as edited or translated by St. Jerome (c347–420). Ūnicornis is a loan translation from the Greek noun and adjective monókerōs “single-horned” (referring to a wild ox or a unicorn), a word that occurs in the book of Psalms in the Septuagint (the ancient Greek version of the Hebrew Scriptures). Ūnicornis is a compound of ūni-, the stem of ūnus “one,” and cornū “horn” and the adjective suffix -is. Unicorn entered English in the 13th century.

Ferry Trip Canceled

NOTICE: All boat departures for 4/12/19 have been cancelled due to the ice. Please check back for updates!

Eagle Patrol

April 11, 2019

In a report from downtown, there were eleven eagles on the ice out from the Erin Motel and the BIBCO dock. A quick trip down there checked the report, and there were, in fact, lots of eagles down on the ice. Some were waiting (possibly to be fed by adults) and others were flying around. Some were feasting on dead fish. Others were feasting on duck. This is the first time in many years that this editor has seen this many eagles in the same area at the same time except the dead deer on the Beaver Island Golf Course.

So, this means that twice in the last couple of weeks, there have been some large collection of eagles in the same area at the same time. A fairly large number of these eagles are younger than adult. It is fascinating to watch them.

View a gallery of photos HERE

View a short video piece HERE

Beaver Island TV

April 10, 2019

Torn apart yesterday, re-assembled, and reconnected, with no changes whatsoeverm but today it seems to work. Sometimes, there is no explanation on technological issues; you just have to shut it all down, tear it apart, and start over again. Got a lot of recent video to play today including the look at the harbor from Luney Point Walk, video of wildlife, video of Cynthia Johnson's TV Show from 1999, to mention just the beginning.

Evelyn Olson and Laverne Nicholson interviewed by Bill Cashman

Donald Cole Interview in January 2019 by Ed Wojan

Agnes Bird Interview at Museum

BIHS Presentation at District Library of Construction Plans 11/2018

Bullying Presentation 2/2014

Cantata 2014

St. Pat's Music at Donegal Danny's Pub 2019

Talent Show 1989

The broadcast will begin at 11 a.m.


Joe Moore, editor

Beaver Island News on the 'Net

Easter Brunch

Come join your friends and neighbors at the Community Easter Brunch!  The menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, egg and sausage breakfast casserole, sliced ham. It's not necessary, but if you would like to bring something to add to the menu, please consider fresh fruit or fruit salad, a side dish, or rolls/muffins/coffee cake.  Would anyone be willing to make a chafing dish of hash browns?

Jobs I’ve Held (April A ~ Z Challenge)

by Cindy Ricksgers

Phyllis' Daily Weather

April 11, 2019

Partly cloudy skies, 32°, feels like 21°, humidity is at 66%, pressure is steady at 30.24 inches, visibility is 10 miles, wind is from the ENE at 13 mph, the high for today is expected to be 32°. Welcome to spring in Michigan. Looking ahead: snow, mixed with rain at times from this afternoon into late tonight will total a coating up to an inch. In other words, the going to be cold, windy, and miserable weather. We are in a Winter Weather Advisory from 8:00 this morning until Friday at 12:00 am. This morning the allergy report is 5.4 (medium) and the top allergens are juniper, birch, and maple. Marine Forecast ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
Today East wind up to 30 knots with gusts to around 45 knots. Snow developing later this morning, with a slight chance of light freezing rain. Waves 2 to 3 feet building to 4 to 6 feet.
Tonight East gales to 40 knots with gusts to around 45 knots. Patchy fog. Rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Waves 5 to 8 feet.
Friday South wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Rain. Waves 3 to 5 feet.
Friday Night Southwest wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 4 to 7 feet. winds and waves higher in the vicinity of thunderstorms. wave heights are valid for ice free areas.

ON THIS DATE in 1888, 24-year-old Henry Ford marries Clara Jane Bryant on her 22nd birthday at her parent’s home in Greenfield Township, Michigan. Clara Ford would prove to be a big supporter of her husband’s business ideas: Fifty years later, Henry Ford—who by then had founded the Ford Motor Company, invented the top-selling Model T car and revolutionized the auto industry with his mass-production technology—was quoted in a 1938 New York Times Magazine article as saying, “The greatest day of my life is when I married Mrs. Ford.”

The couple, both of whom came from farm families, first met at a New Year’s dance in Michigan in 1885. During their courtship, they enjoyed such activities as dancing, corn-husking parties and boating excursions. According to Clara: Mrs. Henry Ford, a biography by Ford R. Bryan: “The two were impressed by each other, Clara with Henry’s unique mechanical talents and Henry with Clara’s serious and appreciative disposition.” They were engaged in April 1886, but the future bride’s mother thought she was too young to wed and made them wait another two years.

After their marriage, the Fords lived on farm land given to Henry by his father. By 1891, however, the couple moved to Detroit, where Henry Ford began working as an engineer for Edison Illuminating Company. The couple’s only child, Edsel, was born in November 1893. In 1896, Ford completed a four-wheel, self-propelled vehicle with a gasoline engine called the Quadricycle. During the early years of their marriage, the couple lived in 10 different rental homes while Henry worked to develop an automobile. After incorporating the Ford Motor Company in 1903, Henry launched the Model T in 1908. The car, which was in production until 1927, held the record for the world’s top-selling vehicle until it was surpassed by the Volkswagen Beetle in 1972.

In 1915, the Fords moved into a mansion built on land they owned in Dearborn, Michigan. The home, named Fair Lane, included an indoor swimming pool, billiard room, bowling alley and dance floor, as the Fords had always liked to dance. Clara Ford managed the estate staff, pursued such interests as gardening and traveled around the world on business trips with Henry.

Henry Ford died at the age of 83 on April 7, 1947; Clara Ford died three years later, on September 29, 1950, at the age of 84. Their son Edsel, who worked for the family business, preceded both his parents in death, dying at the age of 49 from cancer on May 26, 1943.

DID YOU KNOW THAT one out of five people in the world (1.1 billion people) live on less than $1 per day.

WORD OF THE DAY alacrity (uh-LAK-ri-tee) which means cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness. Alacrity comes from Middle French alacrite from Latin alacritāt-, the stem of alacritās “liveliness, zeal, enthusiasm.” Alacritās is a derivative noun of the adjective alacer “nimble, brisk, enthusiastic, keen.” Latin alacer develops into Italian allegro and Spanish alegre “cheerful, happy.” Alacrity entered English in the 15th century.

A Different Perspective

April 10, 2019

The title refers to a different view, but has nothing to do with politics or persuasion or anything other than a different view of some locations. The point of view is the eidtor standing on Luney Point looking in different directions on a fairly nice day. A fall through the snow of on leg up to the knee took a little manipulation to get out and upright, but the different perspective of things from a different point of view was well worth the fall and the walk.

View of Garden Island from Luney Point

View of Hog Island from Luney Point

The view of the ice from Luney Point looking northeast

Four Views of Paradise Bay from Luney Point

View of the BIBCO Dock from Luney Point

The editor's companions on the walk.

Whiskey Point from Luney Point return walk

View two clips from the walk HERE

Two Stories by Philip Michael Moore

including Dick Burris

The Magical Mystery Barn

I wasn't allowed to play in the big red barn.

When I first started sneaking over there, it had been years since cows had crapped on the floor. The lower area was filled with boats, a jeep, a motorcycle and some old bikes- all items that the marina was storing for somebody.

In the field behind, there were really old cars with fins, and funky mirrors. I climbed in each and drove them all around with my imagination.

There was a chicken coop out in the field too. Of course there were no chickens, just boxes of books and old magazines.

Apparently surprisingly literate chickens once rooster there.

This was all great, but the loft of the barn is what really nabbed my interest. If I wasn't allowed to play in the barn, I DEFINITELY wasn't allowed in the loft.

Read the two stories HERE

New Northern Islander Editor and Owner Announced

April 10, 2019

Cynthia Johnson

This morning on the Beaver Island Forum, Elaine and Steve West announced that the Northern Islander had been sold to Cynthia Hector Johnson. Cynthia will take over in July of this year, based upon this announcement. Cynthia takes amazing pictures and has quite a lot of experience in journalism, both newspapers and video, in addition to her photography skills. Beaver Island News on the 'Net looks forward to working with Cynthia Johnson to continue to promote Beaver Island and get the news out to all interested persons.

In Cynthia's willingness to share, she provided BINN editor Joe Moore with a previous television program that she did at a former location. It was an interview and tour of a USCG vessel Biscayne Bay. Editor Joe Moore has also had the opportunity to tour that vessel, although in a less relaxing situation. In the spirit of cooperation and fun, BINN presents this TV program with Cynthia's permission, of course.

The name of the TV show was "Places to Go."

View the show HERE

Peaine Township Seek Planning Commission Member

April 10, 2019

Eagles on the Ice on Paradise Bay

"The are quite a few eagles out on the ice from the log piles."

No coffee in the editor yet this morning of April 10th, but this lead makes an impression, more by who gives it than any other reason. Grab the cameras, digital and video, and go!

As the editor began to sneak out on the dock near the King Strang Hotel, actually across the street, a pickup pulls down near the Cisco, and off the eagles go. Most of them left anyway, but one was hungrier than the others because it stayed eating the frozen fish. Move down to the log piles was the next try at getting the pictures, and yet another scare made the eagles move off toward the BIBCO dock. Walking out on th BIBCO dock spooked the eagles once again, and off toward the point they flew. Naturally, the editor followed them out to the point. Here are the results.

View a small galery of pictures HERE

Distracted by the ice piles out the mouth of the harbor, one picture was taken of the ice.

View a couple short video clips HERE

Orange Bird in the Tree

April 10, 2019

"There's an orange bird in the pine tree," the exclamation flew through the back storm door."

A cellphone picture of the bird.

Any guesss as to the type of bird?

A Ride to Barney's and Font Lake

April 9, 2019

After a busy day, a trip to Barney's Lake and Font Lake seemed like a good idea. There are a lot of animals moving around in the early evening hours before the sunset and the coming darkness. This trip to Barney's Lake is a habit for this editor all summer long, so the first trip of the year is always extra special. The snow is mostly gone from the road, and the ice on the lake is beginning to melt.

Near the grain bins on John and Sally Fogs property, the deer just stopped and stared.

A couple of geese were not very happy to have any visitors.

A couple of sandhill cranes went about their search for dinner.

When the sandhills caught sight of the photographer, they put up a short racket of sound also.

They then calmed down and continued.

View a short clip HERE

As it was getting dark, the trip continued.

A couple of ducks showed a little run.

Lots of deer moving in the fields as the trip continued toward Font Lake

Font Lake showed some ducks in the melted area and a seagull sitting on the ice.

A splashing sound off to the right showed a swimming beaver.

The trip was worth the effort and will be repeated many times over the spring and summer.

Ideas (April A ~ Z Challenge)

by Cindy Ricksgers

Phyllis' Daily Weather

April 10, 2019

33° this morning with overcast skies. Wind is from the NNE at six mph. Humidity is at 65%, pressure is steady at 30.08 inches, and visibility is 10 miles. We are in a Winter Storm Watch that begins Thursday at 2:00 am and goes to Friday at 2:00 am. Bad weather is expected for Thursday and Friday. Allergy levels are medium-high at 7.5 and the top allergens are juniper, birch, and maple. .GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...Today Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Gusts up to 20 knots early in the morning then 20 knots in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy then becoming mostly sunny in the morning. Waves 2 feet or less.
Tonight East wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Slight chance of light freezing rain and snow. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
Thursday East wind up to 30 knots with gusts to around 40 knots. Snow, rain and sleet likely. Waves 4 to 6 feet.
Thursday Night East gales to 35 knots with gusts to around 40 knots. Rain. Waves 4 to 6 feet. wave heights are valid for ice free areas.

ON THIS DATE in 1970 Paul McCartney announces the breakup of the Beatles.

The legendary rock band the Beatles spent the better part of three years breaking up in the late 1960s, and even longer than that hashing out who did what and why. And by the spring of 1970, there was little more than a tangled set of business relationships keeping the group together. Each of the Beatles was pursuing his musical interests outside of the band, and there were no plans in place to record together as a group. But as far as the public knew, this was just a temporary state of affairs. That all changed on April 10, 1970, when an ambiguous Paul McCartney “self-interview” was seized upon by the international media as an official announcement of a Beatles breakup.

The occasion for the statements Paul released to the press that day was the upcoming release of his debut solo album, McCartney

Q: "Is this album a rest away from the Beatles or the start of a solo career?”

PAUL: “Time will tell. Being a solo album means it’s ‘the start of a solo career…and not being done with the Beatles means it’s just a rest. So it’s both.”

Q: “Is your break with the Beatles temporary or permanent, due to personal differences or musical ones?”

PAUL: “Personal differences, business differences, musical differences, but most of all because I have a better time with my family. Temporary or permanent? I don’t really know.”

Q: “Do you foresee a time when Lennon-McCartney becomes an active songwriting partnership again?”

PAUL: “No.”

Nothing in Paul’s answers constituted a definitive statement about the Beatles’ future, but his remarks were nevertheless reported in the press under headlines like “McCartney Breaks Off With Beatles” and “The Beatles sing their swan song.” And whatever his intent at the time, Paul’s statements drove a further wedge between himself and his bandmates. In the May 14, 1970, issue of Rolling Stone, John Lennon lashed out at Paul in a way he’d never done publicly: “He can’t have his own way, so he’s causing chaos,” John said. “I put out four albums last year, and I didn’t say a f***ing word about quitting.”

By year’s end, Paul would file suit to dissolve the Beatles’ business partnership, a formal process that would eventually make official the unofficial breakup he announced on this day in 1970.

DID YOU KNOW THAT more than 2 billion pencils are manufactured each year in the United States. If these were laid end to end they would circle the world nine times. The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.

WORD OF THE DAY flimflam (FLIM-flam) which means to trick, deceive, swindle, or cheat. Flimflam “to trick, deceive, swindle,” shows the same common vowel alteration in a reduplicated word as in mish-mash or pitter-patter. Flimflam may possibly be based on a Scandinavian word, e.g., Old Norse flim “a lampoon, mockery.” Flimflam entered English in the 16th century as a noun meaning “idle talk, nonsense; a cheap deception.” The verb sense “to cheat, swindle,” originally an Americanism, arose in the late 19th century.

BICS Replacement Lighting RFP

Hemlock Wooly Adelgid (HWA) and Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Survey Update

BEAVER ISLAND, MI  (April 10, 2019)—In late March, a multi-disciplinary team came to the island to conduct a survey for Hemlock Wooly Adelgid (HWA) and Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). The team included experts from the Michigan Department of Agriculture, Michigan DNR and the Charlevoix-Antrim-Kalkaska-Emmet Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area  (CAKE-CISMA). The results of their work are in, and there is both good news and not so good news.
First, the good news: Teams scoured hemlock around Beaver Island and found no evidence of HWA.  Four counties in SW Michigan are currently battling HWA which was determined to have been introduced by infected hemlocks transported from another state. Information on how to survey your trees and invasive pests can be found at:  www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/plant_pest_info/.
The not so good news is that it appears there is a developing EAB infestation. The search for the pest was triggered after EAB trapping netted one lone female in one of the twenty traps placed in 2018 and 2019. The EAB team visited 21 sites as part of their survey and found EAB  larvae at various stages at two sites.  However, the sites showed evidence of heavy woodpecker activity, which research has shown may reduce EAB by 80-90%. But, the battle is not over.  Due to the early detection and a greater understanding of control methods gained battling the EAB on the mainland, the forestry experts think Beaver Island had a fighting chance of controlling EAB. Success will depend on a community effort.  Here’s what Beaver Island residents and visitors can do to help stop the EAB:

  1. Support the townships wood movement ordinance which prohibits the movement of wood to Beaver Island that has not been properly treated or debarked.
  2. Do not move ash wood around Beaver Island.
  3. If you observe heavy woodpecker activity on ash trees, sign up at the Beaver Island Community Center for a site check.  Additional invasive species information can also be found at the BIC Center.
  4. Beaver Island Association volunteers will increase EAB traps and lure placement in 2019 with expansion to Garden Island.  Renew your membership or join the BIA to help support this activity.
  1. Stay tuned for further information resulting from an April multi-agency conference call to set an action plan in place.

View video of the visit to the island HERE

Emerald ash borer is an exotic beetle from Asia that was discovered near Detroit in the summer of 2002. By the time it was detected and identified, it was already widespread through southern Michigan. Because so little was known about this beetle, it took many years to develop a strategy to detect and deal with this new invasive species. It probably arrived on solid wood packing material carried in cargo ships. Ash trees had no immunity to EAB and this insect has the potential to wipe out more than 700 million ash trees in Michigan.

The Beaver Island Association represents the combined interests of our membership on issues that affect the fundamental character and beauty of Beaver Island. Working with other island organizations, local government and mainland interests, we strive to support both environmental and economic sustainability on our island home. You can learn more about the BIA and our work at beaverislandassocation.org.

Pam Grassmick
Beaver Island Association
email: pgrassmick@gmail.com
Phone: 231-448-2684

BICS Requests Lawn Care RFP

LIAA Meeting Scheduled

Greetings Everyone!

We had a productive Kick-off meeting on March 18th with fifteen (15) in attendance. Kirk Welter did a great job facilitating the meeting and everyone contributed as we reviewed the old Recreation Plan. Many thanks.

Included in this email are two files:

1.   The most current census data for Peaine Township

2.   The Action Plan Survey from November 2016. 

Please review these two documents, keeping in mind areas which need addressing in the new 5-year plan. In an effort to make this plan as robust as possible so grants can be obtained, a critical eye should look to areas that need augmenting in order to support all residents and visitors who embrace and love this island and what it offers. 

The purpose of this email is to rank order three (3) areas you consider the most critical to enjoyable recreation on the island.  Please send your comments and list of three (3) top priorities for the new plan to: krys@kryslyle.com by May 1, 2019.  All comments will be sent to LIAA for consideration and review for our next meeting, Monday, May 20, 2019 at 5:30 PM.

Survey Result Packet final



by Cindy Ricksgers

First Ferry Run Delayed

NOTICE: All boat departures for 4/10/19 have been cancelled due to the ice in the harbor. BIBCO is hoping that by Friday the ice will have cleared out and we can run. Please check back for updates!

Beaver Island TV

April 9, 2019

The broadcast will be attempted using some additional equipment that was received over a year ago from Radio Shack Charlevoix. Here's hoping that this will continue to work. The test broadcast did work, so we'll try again beginning at 11 a.m. As always, this broadcast is available to anyone, anywhere at http://beaverisland.tv

Waste Management Committee Meeting from 8/19/14

Islander Reunion 4/8/19

Peaine Township Board Meeting of 4/18/19

Tick Presentation 5/18/19

St. James Township Board Meeting of 4/3/19

Mass from Holy Cross of 4/7/19

Talent Show from 1989

Christmas Bazaar 11/11/18

AMVETS 11/11/18

Big Band Video Excerpts from 2008

Carl D Bradley Presentation from 7/20/2014

Bullying Presentation 2/2015


Joe Moore, editor

Beaver Island News on the 'Net

Phyllis' Daily Weather

April 9, 2019

Have a dentist appointment on the mainland this morning so I'm hoping that the plane will be able to fly. At the present time it's 39°, overcast, wind is from the WSW, today's rain accumulation is 0.27 inches, humidity is at 90%, visibility is 10 miles, and pressure is steady at 29.73. For allergies, the level is 4.2 (low-medium) today. The top allergens are juniper, birch, and maple. Marine report says: Today Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots. Gusts up to 25 knots. patchy fog early in the morning. Scattered rain and snow showers. waves 2 feet or less. Tonight North wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Slight chance of snow showers. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

ON THIS DATE in 1939, more than 75,000 people come to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., to hear famed African-American contralto Marian Anderson give a free open-air concert.

Anderson had been scheduled to sing at Washington’s Constitution Hall, but the Daughters of the American Revolution, a political organization that helped manage the concert hall, denied her the right to perform because of her race. The first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, resigned her membership from the organization in protest, and Anderson’s alternate performance at the Lincoln Memorial served greatly to raise awareness of the problem of racial discrimination in America.

Anderson had struggled out of a childhood of poverty in South Philadelphia to become a world-renowned classical singer, first winning acclaim in the 1920s and touring extensively in Europe during the 1930s. Though the great Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini told her, “Yours is a voice such as one hears once in a hundred years,” recognition came slowly for Anderson in her native country. Even after her dramatic appearance at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, it was not until 1955 that she became the first African-American to be invited to perform at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House. Three years later, President Dwight D. Eisenhower made her an honorary delegate to the United Nations, and in 1963 President John F. Kennedy awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Anderson died in Portland, Oregon, on April 8, 1993. She was 96 years old.

DID YOU KNOW THAT in the United States, a pound of potato chips costs two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.

WORD OF THE DAY polysemy (POL-ee-see-mee, puh-LIS-uh-mee) which means a condition in which a single word, phrase, or concept has more than one meaning or connotation. Fast can mean "moving quickly" or "firmly fixed." The word shows polysemy, which ultimately derives from Greek polýsēmos "having many meanings." Polýsēmos joins polýs "many, much," and sêma "sign, mark, token." Polýs yields the combining form poly-, seen in many English words, such as polygon "many angles" or polytheism "many gods." Sêma produces another term used, like polysemy, in linguistics: semantics "the study of meaning." In linguistics, polysemy and semantics were modeled on French polysémie and sémantique. These words were formed in the late 19th century by French linguist Michel Bréal (1832–1915)—a man perhaps better remembered for inspiring the modern Olympic marathon in 1896. Polysemy entered English in the 1920s.

Peaine Township Board Meeting

April 8, 2019

At the Annual Meeting, the meeting date was set for the 2nd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. for the Peaine Township Board meetings. Tonight was the first Monday meeting of the Peaine Board. The minutes of the previous monthly meeting and all three meetings that took place at 10 a.m. on the 30th of March were all approved. The board passed resolutions to approve the fire millage, the medical center millage, the operations millage, and the transfer station millage.

In a surprise announcement, Bill Kohls announced his resignation from the Waste Management Committee, but almost immediately asked the Peaine Board to approve wage increases for the employees at the transfer station. When asked if the committee had approved these, Bill said that his request had nothing to do with the agreement between the townships written up years ago. He stated that the employees should be given the cost of living increases as back pay going back to April 1, 2018. The comment from Angel Welke, former chair of the WMC, was that this was not consistent with the agreement between the townships.

Larry Kubic seconded Bill Kohl's motion, and Larry and Bill voted yes. Paul Welke abstained, and Carla Martin voted no. It was not heard how Ernie Martin voted. The motion was not approved, based upon a lack of a majority of board members voting yes.

The majority of those present agreed that the transfer station employees deserved the cost of living increase, but that the procedure of committee approval and recommendation was necessary before township action.

Kitty McNamara and Paul Cole gave a report on the telecommunications committee work up to this point with some possible improvements and options available.

The meeting ended with a discussion about the Trails Committee, and there was no action on the trail name suggested.

View packet of this meeting HERE

View video of the meeting HERE

Postd at 9 p.m., 4/8/19

Mass from Holy Cross

April 7, 2019

The normally scheduled Mass times for Holy Cross on Beaver Island are Saturday at 4 pm, Sunday at 9:30 a.m., and Tuesday through Friday at 9 a.m. The Saturday and Sunday Masses are live streamed on Beaver Island TV at http://beaverisland.tv. the recorded portions of these two services are available here on Beaver Island News on the 'Net.

The readers this week included Brian Foli on Saturday and Ann Partridge on Sunday. The celebrant was Father Jim Siler. Sheri Timsak lead the choice for both services with Pam O'Brien on vacation.

Brian Foli ...............Ann Partridge

Father Jim giving the sermon and providing a prayer for the parish.

View video of the services HERE

Gardening Books (April A ~ Z Challenge)

by Cindy Ricksgers

Christian Church Bulletin

April 7, 2019

Contradance Summer 2019 Schedule

Dances start at 7 p.m. at the St. James Episcopal Church

Phyllis' Daily Weather

April 8, 2019

Another foggy morning, 43°, we've received 0.07 inches of rain during the night, humidity is at 100%, visibility is 2 miles, pressure is steady at 29.72 inches. Today, foggy conditions with low visibility. The current allergy report states that today is 8 (medium-high). The top allergens are juniper, birch, and maple. The marine forecast is: Today West wind 5 to 10 knots. Widespread fog early in the morning, then patchy fog in the morning. Slight chance of showers early in the morning. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less.
Tonight North wind 5 to 10 knots. Patchy fog. Showers. Waves 2 feet or less.

ON THIS DATE Buddhists celebrate birth of Gautama Buddha

On this day, Buddhists celebrate the commemoration of the birth of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, thought to have lived in India from 563 B.C. to 483 B.C. Actually, the Buddhist tradition that celebrates his birthday on April 8 originally placed his birth in the 11th century B.C., and it was not until the modern era that scholars determined that he was more likely born in the sixth century B.C., and possibly in May rather than April.

According to the Tripitaka, which is recognized by scholars as the earliest existing record of the Buddha’s life and discourses, Gautama Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha, the son of the king of the Sakya people. The kingdom of the Sakyas was situated on the borders of present-day Nepal and India. Siddhartha’s family was of the Gautama clan. His mother, Queen Mahamaya, gave birth to him in the park of Lumbini, in what is now southern Nepal. A pillar placed there in commemoration of the event by an Indian emperor in the third century B.C. still stands.

At his birth, it was predicted that the prince would either become a great world monarch or a Buddha–a supremely enlightened teacher. The Brahmans told his father, King Suddhodana, that Siddhartha would become a ruler if he were kept isolated from the outside world. The king took pains to shelter his son from misery and anything else that might influence him toward the religious life. Siddhartha was brought up in great luxury, and he married and fathered a son. At age 29, he decided to see more of the world and began excursions off the palace grounds in his chariot. In successive trips, he saw an old man, a sick man, and a corpse, and since he had been protected from the miseries of aging, sickness, and death, his charioteer had to explain what they were. Finally, Siddhartha saw a monk, and, impressed with the man’s peaceful demeanor, he decided to go into the world to discover how the man could be so serene in the midst of such suffering.

Siddhartha secretly left the palace and became a wandering ascetic. He traveled south, where the centers of learning were, and studied meditation under the teachers Alara Kalama and Udraka Ramaputra. He soon mastered their systems, reaching high states of mystical realization, but was unsatisfied and went out again in search of nirvana, the highest level of enlightenment. For nearly six years, he undertook fasting and other austerities, but these techniques proved ineffectual and he abandoned them. After regaining his strength, he seated himself under a pipal tree at what is now Bodh Gaya in west-central India and promised not to rise until he had attained the supreme enlightenment. After fighting off Mara, an evil spirit who tempted him with worldly comforts and desires, Siddhartha reached enlightenment, becoming a Buddha at the age of 35.

The Gautama Buddha then traveled to the deer park near Benares, India, where he gave his first sermon and outlined the basic doctrines of Buddhism. According to Buddhism, there are “four noble truths”: (1) existence is suffering; (2) this suffering is caused by human craving; (3) there is a cessation of the suffering, which is nirvana; and (4) nirvana can be achieved, in this or future lives, though the “eightfold path” of right views, right resolve, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration.

For the rest of his life, the Buddha taught and gathered disciples to his sangha, or community of monks. He died at age 80, telling his monks to continue working for their spiritual liberation by following his teachings. Buddhism eventually spread from India to Central and Southeast Asia, China, Korea, Japan, and, in the 20th century, to the West. Today, there are an estimated 350 million people in 100 nations who adhere to Buddhist beliefs and practices.

DID YOU KNOW THAT it is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona?

WORD OF THE DAY funemployed (fuhn-em-PLOID) which means without a paid job but enjoying the free time. Funemployed, an informal combination of fun and (un)employed, is a neologism dating to 1995.

Two Videos from 1989

Launching the Pipiqua

Talent Show 1989 with Ellen Welke MC and Pat McGinnity Dancing

These videos were just discovered recently, digitized, and have been part of a rebroadcast, but subscribers have not had access to them, mainly because the editor has been busy working on other events. The Launching of the Pipiqua video clips included Harry Bartels, Phil Gregg, and others. The Talent Show was held at the Holy Cross Parish Hall and includes Hula girls, high school band, Randy Osborne, and others performing.

The spotlight quit working in the middle of this talent show, so the lighting is not terrific.

View video HERE

What is C. A. K. E.?

This is a cooperative effort of four Michigan counties; Charlevoix, Antrim, Kalkaska, and Emmet. This is a cooperative invasive species management area. They even have a director. All the information about this organization can be surmised from the newsletter for the first quarter of 2019.

You can read it HERE

Mother Nature's April Fool's Joke

April 5, 2019

The deer were out and wandering around, but the snow flakes came down, making many wonder what in the world was going on. The flakes were huge, almost as if they were gathering together to come down in large groups. The snow was pretty to see, but most thought that Spring was on the way. Now, today and tonight on the 6th of April we have fog. You just never know what kind of weather you're going to get in the MUD season.

View a small gallery of photos HERE

View video of huge snow flakes HERE


April 6, 2019

The Beaver Island team was chosen by the team rated as #2 to participate in the Quarter Finals. The BIRobot team perform very well in two quarter final matches with one win and one loss, so the tie breaker was the game that determined the teams that went on to the semi-finals.

BIRobot and their team was eliminated in the tiebreaker game.

View the quarter finals and the tie breaker HERE

Bristol Bay Breaks Harbor Ice

April 6, 2019

Quite a few people turned out this morning to watch the Bristol Bay break the harbor ice in preparation for the first run of the Emerald Island on April 10, 2019. Coming out of the fog, the Bristol Bay made the normal three passes into and back out of the harbor to make certain that the ice was broken up enough to allow the ferry to pass out of the harbor. The event was recorded on video, which will be posted shortly, but the event can be viewed through the gallery of pictures with the link below.

View a gallery of pictures of the morning HERE

Video clips of the visit of the Bristol Bay HERE

Apologies for the video where I misspoke the first run of the Emerald Isle. It's scheduled for April 10th.

Beaver Island Community School Weekly Update

April 5th, 2019

BI Robotics Team Competes in the District Competition in Sault St. Marie
Team BI Robot traveled to the Soo on Thursday in order to compete with schools across the UP and the Tip of the Mitt region in the district competition on Friday and Saturday. Their work over spring break seems to be paying off--they won their first two rounds on Friday morning!  Good luck Islanders!

Experience the Best of Beaver Island While Supporting School Sports
The 2019 Beaver Island Community School Sports Boosters Coupon Books are now available! The $25.00 booklet contains coupons for a wide range of gifts and services from more than 30 Island businesses totaling over $1000.00 in value. This project is coordinated by the BICS Sports Boosters. All proceeds from the sale of the booklet go directly to supporting athletic programs for the students of Beaver Island Community School. Contact the school for more information on where you can purchase your booklet!

Saturday is Movie Day at the Community Center
Come on down to the Community Center this Saturday, March 23rd, for an afternoon and/or evening movie. Here’s what will be on the big screen:
4:00 pm—Aquaman   
7:00 pm—The Man Who Killed Hitler and then Bigfoot

School Board Training Saturday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
The BICS School Board members will be engaging in a full-day training on Saturday. The board members are committed to offering the best education possible. Making sure they are well educated in the roles and responsibilities of being a board member is critical to the effectiveness of the school. We are thankful that the Michigan Association of School Boards is willing to send one of their top trainers to Beaver Island!

School Board Meeting on Monday, April 8, 2019
Please feel free to join us for the BICS School Board regular meeting at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 8th. The board will also be meeting in a closed session from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm to talk about upcoming contract negotiations.

Tuesday April 9th SAT & PSAT Testing & Wednesday April 10th ACT WorkKeys
Next week BICS will be administering multiple tests to 9th-11th grade students. Please remember the importance of a good night’s sleep and healthy meals!

Get BI Fit!
The BI Fit program is now operational. If want to get on the treadmill or rowing machine, or just come and walk the gym, come by the BICS office and pick up a registration packet! Get in shape for your health, wellness, and longevity! Check out the BIFit page on the BICS website!

Have a Great Weekend!

BICS Robotics Team Doing Well

April 5, 2019

When the editor began watching the competition taking place up at Lake Superior State College, The BIRobot team was on a winning streak, having won the first three matches. Each robotics team is paired with two other teams in either a blue alliance or a red alliance. They compete against another three team alliance. In the end, there was a total of 60 qualifying competitions. BIROBOT won five out of eight matches, at one time being rate in the upper five teams based up points. While they are done for the night, they get a little time to make changes to the robot in the pits tonight, but then will be not allowed to do anything except stratgize for the rest of the night.

The competition begins again in the morning about 9 a.m. BINN recorded the last five matches, put them together into one video clip, and this can be viewed at the link below.

View video clips HERE

Beaver Island Transportation Authority Meeting Minutes

March 19, 2019

View meeting minutes HERE and agenda for the April 9, 2019 meeeting at noon HERE

BICS Board Meeting Packet

April 8, 2019

View packet HERE

Beaver Island Waste Management Committee

April 2, 2019 Minutes

View the minutes HERE



Cinematic Tour of Beaver Island

The Chamber of Commerce of Beaver Island has posted this, and BINN found it on facebook. It's a very nice video, viewable on YouTube.

View it here

Holocaust Survivor Martin Lowenberg

Video by Kaylyn Jones HERE

ContraDance Summer 2018 Schedule

Posted at 9:30 a.m., 4/16/18

ContraDance begins in May!


St. James Township Finance Committee

Meeting Dates

St. James Township Meetings Schedule

September 5, 2018

View video of the meeting HERE

The Beaver Island Water Trail

The Beaver Island Water Trail is active.  Check out the paddling guide.

Water Trail website HERE

See paddling guide HERE


Anti-Bullying Presentation to BICS Parents

View presentation HERE

Invasives, Maps, Report, and Graphics

Link to the Beaver Island Airport 10-year Plan

On the Beach of Beaver Island

You will need Quicktime or another music player to enjoy this link.

The music played in the Holy Cross Hall in the late 70's and early 80's, recorded for posterity and shared here.

When Santa Missed the Boat to Beaver Island

as read by Phil Gregg

Click HERE

Meeting Minutes

The minutes of all public meetings will be posted

as soon as they are received.

News on the 'Net welcomes minutes to all public meetings. All organizations are welcome to submit meeting minutes for publication on this website. Please email them to medic5740@gmail.com.

Airport Committee Minutes

Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association Minutes

Beaver Island District Library Board Minutes

Peaine Township Board Minutes

BIRHC Board Meeting Minutes

St. James Township Meeting Minutes

Beaver Island Community School Board Meeting Minutes

Beaver Island Ecotourism Goals Draft, rev. 3, 19 Jan 2010

Beaver Island Natural Resources and Eco-Tourism Steering Committee Minutes

Beaver Island Transportation Authority Minutes

Joint Human Resources Commission Minutes

Waste Management Committee Minutes

Beaver Island Airport Commission Minutes New for 2011!

Subscriptions Expire

You can subscribe online by using PayPal and a credit card. Please click the link below if you wish to renew online:


What Did You Say 62

By Joe Moore

“Well, Good Morning, Fred,” I said with a smile on my face.

This might seem to be an unusual greeting when I was paged to the local fishing dock for someone who had fallen.  This was a former EMS provider that I was talking to, but he was also the patient.  Apparently, the fall was from the dock into the fish tug and onto the steel deck of the open back end of the commercial fishing vessel.   There really wasn’t a good reason for this individual to be down on this particular dock, so I was really curious about what might have brought this about.

Read the rest of the story HERE

Naming Ceremony for Blue Connection to Be Held April 9, 2019

Posted on April 04, 2019

Lynn "Chick" Blue, '86, vice president for Enrollment Development, will be honored for her longtime dedication to students and support for Grand Valley during a naming ceremony for the Lynn M. Blue Connection on the Allendale Campus.

The ceremony will be held at the Blue Connection April 9 at 3 p.m. Remarks will be made by President Thomas J. Haas and Jodi Chycinski, director of Admissions.

The building is named in honor of Blue, who is the longest-serving employee at Grand Valley. She achieved the 50-year mark in September 2018. 

Blue has built a legacy of enriching the lives of students, helping many overcome academic and personal obstacles. She and her husband, Herb, are longtime supporters of the university. Together they established the Blue Working Family Endowed Scholarship to assist Michigan high school graduates who face financial barriers to attend college.

Blue was instrumental in designing the Connection, which opened in 2010 on the south end of campus. The building includes classrooms, study areas, the Disability Support Resources office, and dining.

She was hired as a clerk typist in 1968 and has held several positions at Grand Valley, including director of Records and Registration, registrar, and vice provost and dean for Academic Services. She was named vice president for Enrollment Development in May 2015, a newly created position focusing on enrollment management.

Credit:: Dottie Barnes in University Communications at Grand Valley State University

For those that may not know who this lady is, the editor went to Grand Valley, had contact with "Chick" for years. She is also the sister of Kathleen "Kitty" McNamara. "Chick" was just on the island, attending the St. Jams Township Annual Meeting.

Virginia I. Palmer

Virginia I. Palmer, 88 passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on March 27, 2019, at Boulder Park Terrace Nursing Facility in Charlevoix.

Virginia was born on Beaver Island to Clarence and Lorraine (Boyle) Palmer. She was raised there and attended school there too.

After graduation Virginia moved to Hayward, California where she attended the University School of Nursing and obtained her Registered Nursing degree. She lived and worked in Hayward for many years.

Virginia returned to Charlevoix in 2016 and resided at Pine River Place for 2 years before moving to Boulder Park Terrace.

Virginia was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Mary’s Church in Charlevoix. She was fond of music, especially the old-fashioned country and home kind. She was friendly to those around her but liked her privacy.

Surviving are her sisters Evelyn (Tom) Oleksy of Charlevoix, Roberta Palmer of Traverse City, brother Edward (Mary) Palmer of Beaver Island, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings Perry, Russell, Grace, Robert, Irene, and Mary Anne.

A funeral mass will be held Friday, May 3 at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Beaver Island with Fr. Jim Siler officiating. Interment in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery will follow. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the time of service. Memorial donations can be given to St. Mary's Church and School.

Arrangements have been handled by the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign her online guestbook

Margaret M Evans

September 9, 1930 ~ March 28, 2019 (age 88)

Margaret Mary (Ricksgers) Evans was born on Beaver Island, Michigan on September 9, 1930.  She passed away on March 28, 2019 at home in Alger, Michigan.  

   Margaret was one of six children born to George and Otelia (Schmidt) Ricksgers.  She was born and raised on Beaver Island in the same farm house that belongs to the family.

   Margaret moved to Pontiac, Michigan and worked at GM till she met her husband (Donald Evans).  Margaret and Donald had eight children, Barry James, Kim Richard, Robert Allen, Shirley Yvonne, Gregg Michael, Gail Ann, Mary Jean and Joan Maureen (William).  She has 16 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

  Her children were her life after she became a single Mom of eight.  She moved to Pontiac, were she raised her family. Margaret didn’t drive or have a vehicle for several years so she relied on her sister Katherine and walked everywhere.  Once she got her driver’s license and a vehicle, she went back to work at GM where she retired from. 

  Margaret is preceded in death by her son Kim Richard, her parents George and Otelia, her Step-mother Florence, sister Katherine and brothers Henry, Alfred, Robert, and Kenneth.

  A funeral mass will be held Saturday, May 4, at noon, at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Fr. Jim Siler officiating.  The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of service.  Interment will follow in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Beaver Island.  

  Please sign her online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.

St. James Township Board Meeting

April 3, 2019

View packet for this meeting HERE

View a small gallery of pictures HERE

View video of the meeting HERE


by Dick Burris

"53" Fischer. Body shop-grinder 

I wanted a winter job, and found out I could probably get one at Fisher Body 2.

George Keeran a Lapeer man, was in the employment office of "Fisher 2" plant in Flint Michigan; he would hire people from Lapeer, so I got a job in the grinding room. He said he had the hire/fire part, and at one time he fired a guy,and the guy threw his lunch at him.

The job was to grind down the welds on several places on the bodies so that solder could cover the welds and that the trim could fit tight to the metal surfaces. We got so good with the HOT metal under the grinding wheel, that we could jab and aim it to hit each other; it felt like a bee sting when it hit.

The grinders were on "balancers" and were easy to use; there were also wire brushes on balancers too; they were to clean off the flux and smoke from the welding. The wire brushes as well as grinders that would run at 5400 rpm, which would drive pieces of wire deeply into the unprotected flesh, and even into the heavy grinder cords, which were very t hick. Sometimes the pieces of wire would penetrate deep enough into the electric cords to reach a HOT wire; and as it would be swinging around would occasionally touch skin, and give you a good poke! Most times when taken to the repair department, they would extract the piece of wire;and NO more shocks.

One time I took the grinder back the second time an Immediately got a shock. My remedy was just to cut the cord, and request a new one, "fixed!" We wore air injected hoods which were great protection for the upper part of our bodies.

If a stone grinder wheel broke at 5400 rpm, it would be almost impossible to ease off the trigger cuz the vibration would be so intense! You wouldn't want to lose your grip on such a monster!

For some reason the Forman gave me the job of "relief Man" There were several different grinding, Wire brushing, and tin painting jobs on my line. The tin painting was brushing on a paste of granulated liquid lead.

Being a "relief man" made you a target for the veterans' pranks. I had to be FAST at all  jobs, or suffer the consequences.

Ernie, the seasoned painter on the other side, he started to wash off my paint with the water hose; Which he regularly did with his partner on the other side. I was able to stop this cuz had studied a system to wash ALL of his paint off, while doing mine at the at the same time; so I took him into the solder pit; then stopped. It never happened a second time.

Some of them took too much time on relief, and in one occasion I relieved three at one time to catch up. This didn't happen too often, cause I dealt with the habitual delinquents.






St James Township Meeting Time Change

St James Township Regular Monthly Meeting times have changed from 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM.  The board will continue to meet on the first Wednesday of each month at the St James Township Hall at the Point.  

Telecommunications Committee 2019 Meeting Schedule

Transportation Authority Meeting Schedule

View schedule HERE

Island Summit Final Reports

The Island Summit took place down at the CMU Biological Center on the east side of Beaver Island this past September from the 23-25. There were participants from twelve Great Lakes islands. These are the reports from that summit.

Short Summary

Complete Report

BIRHC Board Meeting Dates

2019 Meeting Dates

March 9

June 15

September 21

December 14 (Annual Meeting)

Meetings are on Saturdays at 10 AM in the BIRHC Community Room
37304 Kings Highway

Beaver Island Airport Committee Meeting Schedule

Library Story Times

Please join early childhood educator, Kim Mitchell, for story time with your baby, toddler, or preschooler beginning Monday, September 11. 2017, at 10:30 a.m.. As well as reading stories, also included are songs, finger plays, movement, art, and free-play. Each week will focus on a specific theme along with activities to develop listening, socialization, gross and fine motor skill-building, creativity, as well as play-time while caregivers get a chance to socialize, and of course, check out books!

No cost is required, but registration is appreciated so enough materials are available, though visitors to the island are welcome to drop-in. Kim has taught toddler play groups for Lamaze and preschool and has numerous books, toys, and activities she would love to share. If interested, please contact Kim at beaverislandkim@gmail.com or call 448-2532.

New Library Hours

The Beaver Island District Library is pleased to announce new hours of operation intended to optimize the availability of our facility, staff, and resources to the school.

*Note also the new closing time for the school year.*

Weekdays:   8:30 - 5:00

Saturday:   12:00 - 5:00

Weekdays during scheduled school breaks, the library will open at 10:00 and close at 5:00.



BIESA Meeting Dates


Thursday, February 22, 2019 2:00PM

From the BIESA minutes for May 31, 2018


Posted at 1:45 p.m., 7/27/18

Holy Cross Church Bulletin

March 2019

Waste Management Committee Meeting Schedule

1st Tuesday of the Month at 1 p.m. at Peaine Hall

View schedule HERE

Christian Church Bulletin

April 7, 2019



Donate to the Food Pantry

Use this button below to donate to the Food Pantry.

Donation goes to the Christian Church Food Pantry--Click the Donate Button on the far left and above.

Donate to the Live Streaming Project

The Live Streaming Project includes BICS Sports Events, Peaine Township Meetings, Joint Township Meetings, and much more.

Your donation may allow these events to be live streamed on the Internet at http://beaverisland.tv