Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

For Beaver Island Residential Only

Saturday, September 2, 2006

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

APPOINTMENTS ONLY - CALL 448-2228

Common Household Hazardous Wastes:

drain openers * oven cleaners * metal cleaners and polishers * grease and rust solvents * brake fluid * carburetor and fuel injection cleaners * starter fluids * air conditioning frigerants * paint strippers and removers * adhesives * photographic chemicals * herbicides * insecticides * pesticides * fertilizers * fungicides * swimming pool chemicals * mercury and mercury thermometers

QUESTIONS? Call 448-2228

Sponsored by:

Charlevoix County Recycling Committee

Thanks from the Transfer Station Crew

The entire crew at the Transfer Station would like to thank all of our customers for a great summer. This includes the Director, doug, his Assistant John, our new employee, Tim, and the employee who has been here longer than any of us, our Executive Director of Rodent Control...our cat who keeps us free of mice, chipmunks and various other critters.

We appreciate all of your compliments and patience during the change of management. We appreciate the help the Beaver Island Boat Company gave John during the change. John personally wants to thank Kurt and Sherri for their help with the shipping during the first week.

We have made several changes including a new sign and thanks to Darrell Butler, Sr. and the Townships we have our new flatbed truck (recycled from an old fire truck).

Our biggest change has been to make the Transfer Station people friendly. We have helped you and answered your questions whenever we could. It makes us happy when we hear your laughter and see smiling faces.

Once again, thank you for your compliments and patience and hope that those of you who are leaving the Island have a safe Labor Day and a great winter. We look forward to seeing all our friends next year.

The Cat appreciates all the donations given her this summer.

Doug, John, Tim, and "THE CAT"

What a View!

Frank Solle was soaring high when he snapped this photo of the harbor. What a great shot! Thanks for sharing, Frank!

Traveling

Last week I had to take my youngest (16) daughter to the mainland for doctor appointments. Since we do keep a car in Charlevoix it wasn't going to be a big deal. Go on the boat, get the car, get a motel room, go to the doctors and come home. Yup. NOT!

I arrived home Tuesday afternoon about 4:30 to find my husband on the phone trying to rent me a car as he'd just been informed that the transmission had gone out of our mainland car. No rentals available - not in Charlevoix - not in Petoskey. I called Sherri at the ferry dock at 5:00 and asked if there was any possible way my Stratus could get on the 5:30 boat. Luck was with me and we made it.

Wednesday was spent going from appointment to appointment with trips to WalMart through in during the break. Now while I detest shopping of any form, 16 year old girls do not hate it. I thanked my lucky stars that this wasn't Christmas as all I had to do was follow her around as she picked out school clothes. I could handle that although my feet questioned my wisdom. I find it absolutely amazing how many pairs of jeans are not acceptable. It seems to me that when I was 16 the choice was Lee or Wrangler - that's it. Now these kids pay good money for torn, worn, sequined jeans. Oh well, it was her money.

Once we finished with her appointments we headed to the Emmet County Fair. Now the last time I was there was almost 30 years ago when we took our son. What a change! New fairgrounds, clean fairgrounds. I'm fairly sure I impressed her by being willing to go on the rides with her. Heck, after sky-diving in '04, a carnival ride is nothing... well, sorta nothing. Certainly not as frightening. Believe it or not, she was the first to say, let's go back to the motel.

Thursday morning I called the boat dock to see if there was any possible way my car could return to the island. Again I got incredibly lucky and they were able to get it on the 2:30 ferry. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the Beaver Island Boat Company! Since the mainland car is still not repaired the Stratus is my only mode of motorized transportation. I'm ignoring my roller-blades and bike this summer as neither is very handy for carrying boxes of books for the library.

Last Hurrah

This week is pretty much the last hurrah before Labor Day. It's been an extremely busy summer, especially for the library. It's been wonderful seeing old friends and meeting new ones. We've had to say final good-byes to some wonderful people and welcome to new babies. It's been a good summer however schools will be starting soon and it's time to begin to think about the next season that's almost upon us. Welcome to the new families that have moved to the island this summer. We've watched new buildings go up and hopefully by the summer of 2007 they will be in use. If you're leaving, have a great winter and be safe!

Dockside Update

Frank Solle took a photo of the new Community Center as the work on the facade continues. It's almost there. Compare it to the original building. Thanks for sharing, Frank.

PICNICS

The Democratic Party's Free Picnic

Friday, September 1st from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

at the Pavillion on Donegal Bay

Hot Dogs and hamburgers grilled by the Runbergs

Chips, beans, potato salad, veggies, watermelon, corn on the cob, lemonade and desserts

BYOB

Independent thinkers welcome

Children (future Democrats) welcome

Hosted by Ken and Judy Taylor and others 448-2864

Come and join your friends and neighbors

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Fireman's Picnic Cancelled Until Further Notice

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Quilt Raffle will be at the Beaver Lodge Bar at 7:30 p.m. on September 3rd.

1st Annual Labor Day Sailboat Race

When: September 3rd

Type of boat: Does it have a sail? If so, you can race!

Recommended types are Lasers, Sunfish, Force 5, etc.

How may people? You can sail by yourself or bring friends along. It's up to you.

Course: The race will commence in the Beaver Island Harbor
and will finish at the Bill Wagner Camp Ground on Sand Bay

Interested in signing up or learning more? Call Aaron Stein at 734-645-6347 to reserve a spot or ask questions!

Remember the goal is to have fun!

Looking For A Job?

Due to circumstances I haven't been able to give this website justice. My first job, at the library, has been taking up most of my time making it almost impossible for me to cover island happenings. I'm looking for someone interested in taking over this website for me who can give it the attention it deserves. If you're serious, live on the island, like attending events, have a camera, and are willing to learn MacroMedia Dreamweaver MX 2004, please contact me. I'd hate to see it come to a stop next year but I really can't do it all and feel that I've not been giving readers what they deserve.