Despite the calendar saying it's spring, sometimes we need a poke to get us in the mood. That was accomplished by soprano Martha Guth, who worked with both the Youth Choir and the Community Choir to present a program that delighted the audience. The first performance was held Saturday evening, April 26th and the second was on Sunday afternoon.
The music chosen consisted of Shenandoah, an American folksong arranged by Jeff Funk and Ave Verum Corpus by W. A. Mozart, both sung by the Beaver Island Youth Choir. The Beaver Island Community Choir then took the stage performing Gabriel Fauré's Requiem. Soloists were Christy Albin, soprano; Glenn Felixson, baritone (Sunday's performance) and Phil Becker, baritone (Saturday's performance). Violin soloists were Joe Moore and Christy Alblin. Organist was Laraine Dawson. The director was Martha Guth.
Despite heavy gray clouds and cold wind, the ground breaking for the new Beaver Island Rural Health Center took place on Sunday, April 27th at noon. Board president, Connie Wojan, very eloquently told of the events that preceded this event. At one point she was shivering so hard that vice-president, Don Spencer offered a warm arm around her so that she could continue in spite of chattering teeth. Bill McDonough, who has been very involved in the project, asked his mother, Skip McDonough, and Ed Wojan, who was instrumental in the acquisition of the land, to join in helping turn over the first shovel of dirt. The new Rural Health Center will be located at the corner of Kings Highway and Carlisle Road. Work is expected to begin about May ninth.
New Island Website
Beaver Island's Peaine Township now has it's own website, although it is still a work in progress. You can visit it by taking this link Peaine Township Well done, Peaine, we're looking forward to seeing the finished product.
The Vile Veterinarian
If you've never attended one of Mrs. Stambaugh's 5th and 6th grade plays, you need to rectify that on May second. Of all the plays that the island has done, these kids far and away produce the best theatre the island has seen. This year they've come up with another great one that is bound to keep the amaze the community and keep it chuckling for months to come.
The Vile Veterinarian, Ray Breeze (Patrick Cull) and his equally evil assistant, Kitty Litter (Caitlin Boyle) are up to no good. They are trying to swindle poor old Kay Nein (Maeve Green) and her innocent granddaughter, Polly Purina (Signé Thomas). Luckily our dashing hero, Hugh Kandoit (Bryan Timsak), and some of the other citizens will rally around and, of course, save the day! Come on May 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Parish Hall to meet these and all the other characters who will be in this hilarious play.
Mort Gudge - Derek McDonough
Barbara Blacksheep - Briana Maudrie
Liza - Lindsay Kenwabikise
Suzy - Alex Kuligoski
Cattle Clare - Hannah Connor
Ida Gree - Jenna Butler
Patty Gree - Kristy Bousquet
Sheilia Gree - Cassie Paisley
Charlie Horse - Cameron LaVasseur
April May June - the "famous" opera singer - Deven Cook