There is a Texas Hold 'Em Tournament at the Beaver Island Community Center on Thursday, August 11, 2011, beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will also be other games this same evening.
Frank Solle got a picture of Ron Wojan using his lift truck to raise his brother Jim and Doug Tilly up the tower at the old Coast Guard station in order for them to begin repairing the flag pole, so a new flag can once again fly in the steady breezes of Whiskey Point.
In a joint effort with CMU to replace a broken pulley system on the flag pole atop the old Coast Guard tower Doug Tilly, Darrell Butler, Ron and Jim Wojan began their task of investigating to see what needed to be done. Doug Tilly and Darrell Butler arrived first and wearing a safety harness, Doug climbed the tower to try and determine what steps they would need to take to bring the already-bent, flag pole down and replace the broken pulley system, so a new flag could be flown. Doug noticed that there was a lot of corrosion and several bolts were missing.
At 11:00 am, the rest of the crew arrived and using Ron Wojan's lift they went up to do a further assessment. The flag pole should have been designed to slide down to be able to work on it. Due to heavy corrosion, the flag pole would only slide down part way. After hours of attempts to free up the pole, the decision was made to replace the flange bracket so that if problems ever arose in the future, the pole could be lowered in an easier fashion. The corroded flange was removed and using two cable come-alongs , the pole was safely lowered and tied off until the top weathervane and pulley system can be removed so that the pole can be fully lowered to the ground and the repairs can be made. Plans are being made to paint the flag pole as well as the repairs and upgrades. It was a pleasure to be present while these dedicated guys worked together and did what was needed to get these repairs started.
The day was great preparation for the American flag to be flown once more at Whiskey Point. Thanks again, great job!
Julian Girdham (a baritone in this year's Baroque on Beaver chorus) just had this article published in the Irish Times about his time on Beaver Island!
"GO USA : Is it the west of Ireland? Is it a fantasy? JULIAN GIRDHAM went to Beaver Island in Lake Michigan, which calls itself The Irish Island, and found familiar names, Mormon history, Mendelssohn – and peace
IT'S NOT exactly crowded this afternoon on the long, curving beach at Donegal Bay (just past the turn-off to Innisfree). On the way down from the dirt road, we pass a few bicycles and a couple of cars."
The Board of St. James Township met at 7:30 p.m. at the township hall. Minutes and Bills were passed after discussion. There were several letters reported in the Correspondence item. Rick Speck got some information together about the millage rate that has to be turned in to the County in September. No action needed is on this issue. Discussion included NO decreases in medical center or EMS millage. Rick presented an extensive report about the reservations consideration for the the public marina. There will not be any reservations system put in place using the State of Michigan at this time. Pete Plastrik was appointed as the St. James representative to the soon to reform NRESC. St. James Township board will ask NRESC to participate in the writing of the Five Year Recreation Plan to qualify for grants. Deadline for grant submission is January 2012. Kathy Tidmore reappointed to the Human Services Commission as St. James representative. There was board comment and public comment.
August 5, 2011
A September visit by the editor of Time Out Chicago magazine in now in the planning stages.
Free Beer, Popcorn & A Movie – The 17th
Reserved Seating For Members
On Wednesday, August 17, 2011, your Chamber of Commerce and the Community Center will present the World Premier of the new film I Dream of the Island . The first showing will be at 6:30 PM. Free beer and popcorn will be available beginning at 5:30 at the Community Center. Everyone is welcome to see the 12 minute film. It will be shown again as needed if the theater fills up.
Chamber of Commerce members can make a seat reservation for the first showing by calling (231) 448-2022 before August 10. The Community Center and Chamber in partnership will provide the beer and popcorn. Soft drinks candy and other items will be available for purchase.
NEW EVENT - “CRANKUN T's” MODEL T CLUB CAR SHOW & CRUISE September 16-18 - Sponsored by the Boat Co & your Chamber.
Midwest Living - Magazine
Check out the July / Aug issue of Midwest Living Magazine (corn on the cover) on newsstands now. " Fantasy Islands : 7 Midwest Getaways" - Beaver Island is featured on three color pages 9-11 with a Trip Guide on page 82. Many calls and web visits as a result. We are in Traverse Magazine again – July issue.
Beaver Island Featured On WJR Radio Detroit
The Travel Michigan (Pure Michigan) radio show featured a seven minute segment about Beaver Island in early July on WJR AM 760. The station is a 50,000 watt power house.
Beaver Island TV Coming Soon
TV host Conway Bowman, is already saying nice things about Beaver Island . http://www.fishandfly.com/our- world-of-fishing/fishing- travel/3078-carp-on-the-fly- features-in-us-tv-show.html
Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce
Sometimes, the right place at the right time can provide you with an excellent photo opportunity. It seems that Frank Solle finds the right time more often than others. Here are a few pictures of a seaplane landing in the harbor.
On top of being in the right place at the right time, Frank also has an eye for when to push the shutter button. Notice the composition of the rest of the pictures? Great job, Frank! Thanks for sharing!
The Sommer Place is open once again and is filled with lots of wonderful items made by Island Artists. In addition to the assortment of gifts and t-shirts there is Jewelry by Darlene, Furs by Mark, Soy Candles by Jacque, Garden Concrete stepping stones & ornaments by Dave, hand painted items by Maureen, Pottery by Miranda, Baby Blankets & hooded towels by Judi, Beaver Island keepsakes by Judy, Forged Iron & Woodworking by Roger There may be some additional artists in next week. They opened around July 10 and hope to go to Labor Day weekend this year. Next year, They plan to get an earlier start and be open by Memorial Day! Their hours right now are 11-3 on Monday to Friday and from 10-4 on Saturday.
The Sommer Place is on Donegal Bay Road just past the lumber yard on the left, and just past the East Wind Spa on the right. It is on the right side of the road. Check it out. Now we know why some of the artists weren't "in the park" last Saturday. Instead, they were "in the Sommer Place."
12:30 Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011
at the Gregg Fellowship Center
Fashions from many different Island shops will be modeled by a variety of models !!
POT LUCK - Dessert or Salad
This event is purely for FUN!
A donation jar will be available for contributions to the
BI Fire Department and BI Food Pantry.
Call Dee Gallagher at 448-2262 for reservations and more information.
On Wednesday, August 17, the Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce and the Community Center will present the World Premier of the new film I Dream of the Island . The first showing will be at 6:30 PM. Free beer and popcorn will be available beginning at 5:30 at the Community Center. Everyone is welcome to see the 12 minute film. It will be shown again as needed if the theater fills up.
Chamber of Commerce members can make a seat reservation for the first showing by calling (231) 448.2022 before August 10. The Community Center and Chamber in partnership will provide the beer and popcorn. Soft drinks candy and other items will be available for purchase. “We welcome everyone to cool off with a cold beer in the air conditioned Community Center on the 17th,” said Chamber President Kathy Speck.
I Dream of the Island was created by Ted Nicholas and Produced by the Chamber of Commerce. A two minute video trailer produced by Nicholas can be viewed here. http://www.youtube.com/user/TNicholas01?feature=mhee The video features original music and lyrics by Ted Nicholas. “The beautiful Celtic rhythm will stick in your mind. Ted did a fantastic job,” said Chamber Director Steve West.
After the World Premier the video will be available on the Chamber web site www.BeaverIsland.org . The Chamber of Commerce directors will consider various options concerning reproduction and availability of the video at their August meeting.
The Sunday afternoon performance of the Baroque on Beaver was the culmination and combination of a week's worth of rehearsal, joy, and enjoyment for the musicians, the conductors, the soloists, and the Beaver Island community who were in the audience inside or outside of the Holy Cross Parish Hall. The program began on Sunday, July 31, 2011, at 2 p.m. with the sun beating down on the hall roof. It was plenty warm inside the hall, making some move from inside to outside, but the breeze made the heat and humidity bearable. Now matter the weather, the music was amazing, gorgeous, and as close to perfect as Beaver Island will ever see. This is not to suggest that the music wasn't perfect because it was. Excellence was the name of the game, and enjoyment outcome for all.
The welcome was done by Judi Jones, a Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association board member.
The hall was full with very few empty seats, and those that were empty were due to the heat in the building, and these audience members went outside to listen.
First up on the program was the "Italian" Symphony No. 4 by Felix Mendelssohn. The composition has four movements: Allegro Vivace, Andante con moto, Con moto moderato, and Satarello:Presto.
Just one picture for each of the four movements
One audience member listening intently
Next up was the woodwind group performing the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade No. 12 in C Minor. This piece of music has four movements also: Allegro, Andante, Menuet and Trio, and Allegro.
A somewhat extended intermission ensued, providing everyone an opportunity to go outside and be cooled by the pleasant breeze off the water with wind from the east.
After intermission, Marianne Weaver, board member of the BICAA, introduced the two founding members of the original Bach on Beaver, which became Baroque on Beaver.
Singing in the chorus was one founding member, Jane Maehr.
Jane Maehr in the middle
Then a few more ladies were recognized.
Jean Howell on the right.....Ruth Kelly, treasurer from the start on the left.........Jane Maehr on the left.
The complete orchestra as well as the complete chorus were ready to begin the second half of the program, selections from Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn. Kevin Simons conducted this piece, and his introduction stated that these were the "parts that I really liked."
Kevin Simons, choral conductor
Soloist Rachelle Austin, soprano
The Baroque on Beaver Chorus
Soloist Meryl Mantione, mezzo-soprano
Kevin Simons, conductor
The final composition was the John Rutter A Gaelic Blessing. This has become a traditional ending to the Baroque on Beaver concert week. This year it was conducted by Robert Nordling, who asked everyone to stand for the finale.
Robert Nordling, conductor
To borrow from a business on the island, A Little Bit of Heaven on America's Emerald Isle!
The program title for the Saturday evening Baroque on Beaver performance was A Night at the Opera. This wonderful evening of music featured Robert Nordling, conductor; Kevin Simons, conductor and baritone; Rachelle Austin, soprano; Meryl Mantione, mezzo-soprano; Fitah Rasendrahasina, tenor; and Ricardo Lugo, bass. This evenings music ranged from classical to popular. This program was held at the Holy Cross Parish Hall at 7:30 p.m. Once again, the hall was completely full with someone in every chair with several outside the hall on chairs from home.
Board member Jayne Bailey welcomed everyone on behalf of the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association.
The first composition to be performed was the Overture to Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss, Jr. conducted by Robert Nordling.
Next on the program was an amazing tenor, Fitah Rasendrahasina, singing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Il nmio tesoro intanto from Don Giovanni.
Following this young tenor was a well established New York Metropolitan Opera bass named Ricardo Lugo, husband to Martha Guth. Ricardo Lugo's mature bass voice reflected off the walls of the parish hall to bring tears of joy to those present. Mr.Lugo sang an Henry Purcell piece named Arise ye subterranean winds from The Tempest.
Next came the piece from The Pirates of Penzance performed by baritone Kevin Simons. He sang The Major General's Song by Arthur Sullivan. Coming down the aisle for part of this piece of music was a group of chorus members. They filled the middle aisle with voices full of wonderful sounds.
Conducting the song above and introducing the next woodwind group was Robert Nordling.
A fairly lengthy period of time was taken to change the seating to accomodate the next group on the program. The woodwind group performed beautifully. The leader stated, "A group of these type of instruments were used to introduce melodies and familiar to the aristocracy."
Overture to The Barber of Seville was performed by the Woodwind group.
Intermission allowed everyone to go outside and try to cool off. It was very warm inside the hall, but everyone was anxious to go back inside to hear and view the rest of the performance. Next on the program was a Giuseppe Verdi composition, Va pensiero from Nabucco.
Next up were selections for Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell. The soloist was Rachelle Austin, soprano, singing When I am laid in earth and With drooping wings conducted by Kevin Simons.
What followed can only be describe as a gorgeous combination of orchestra and chorus with the performance of the Giacomo Puccini composition The Hummingbird Chorus from Madame Butterfly.
Ricardo Lugo returned to admirably perform the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart O Isis and Osiris from The Magic Flute.
The final performance of the night was a duet by Giuseppe Verdi with Meryl Mantione and Fitah Rasendrahasini. The piece was Brendisi Libiamo ne'lieti calici from La Traviata.
The performance received a standing ovation with echos throughout the Holy Cross Parish Hall of "Bravo, bravo, bravo."
The title of the concert held at the Beaver Island Community Center on Friday, July 29, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. was this symphony, but there was plenty of other music to be heard and enjoyed. (Editor's note: Some of this music has special meaning to the editor. One of the pieces performed was one of the editor's senior recital pieces. The symphony was part of the final exam for the editor's conducting exam. All this was many years ago, but it still has special meaning.)
The Community Center auditorium was packed with few, if any, empty seats.
There was a special guest in the house. The man who had performed and played the part of the very first Bach on Beaver ten years ago was present in the audience with his wife, Charles Kruse.
This program was chosen to be the one in which the originators of Bach on Beaver, which became Baroque on Beaver, were honored for starting this classic music festival ten years ago. Jane Maehr welcomed everyone in the audience, the performers, and the Cultural Arts Association board members to the tenth anniversary of the Baroque on Beaver.
Jane then introduced Jean Howell, wife of the retired Episcopal priest Joe Howell.
Then Jean introduced Chaz Kruse, the original Bach in the first "Bach on Beaver" ten years ago.
Chaz then spoke about the first B on B held at the Episcopal Mission on the island. He spoke about the heat, and one solution to the heat. He spoke about how an idea came to mind for a music festival after a musical performance at the Episcopal church of organ, flute, and violin. At dinner one evening, he brought up the idea of having this musical event occur, and Jane and Jean put the idea in several other heads and Baroque on Beaver was born. The rest as they say, "Is history."
The first composition on the program was a Darius Milhaud piece, The Bull on the Roof.
Next came the Johan Sebastian Bach Concerto for Violin No. 2 in E Major consisting of three movements. The first movement is Allegro. The secon is Adagio. The last is Allegro assai. The soloist was Dr. Albert Wang.
There was an intermission, and the opportunity to reminisce about the earlier music festivals was a prime discussion point. Here Phil Becker and Chaz Kruse reminisce and bring each other up to date.
The second half of the program was a Charles Gounod Petite Synpohonie for Winds in four movements: Adagio and Allegro, Andante cantabile, Scherzoand Allegro moderato, and Finall: Allegretto.
The last composition on the program was also the title of the program, Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G Minor. The movements in this amazingly beautiful and flowing piece of music are: Molto allegro, Andante, Menuetto, and Allegro assai.
Robert Nordling, Baroque on Beaver conductor
It should be noted that Robert Nordling, the Baroque on Beaver orchestra conductor, conducted this piece of music from memory and without the score. (Editor's note: Mesmerized by the beauty of the piece, only one additional picture was taken of Mr. Nordling conducing the orchestra.)
(Video will be available of this performance in the near future.)
Jim Luteyn welcomed all to the performance. Approximately eighty-three were in the audience.
The Baroque on Beaver Brass Quintet performed in the Holy Cross Church on Friday, July 29, 2011, beginning at 2 p.m.. The performers were Matt Thomas, trumpet; Brian Sutherland, trumpet; Robert Pavelek, horn; Dan Spencer, trombone; and Sam Griggs, tuba.
B on B Brass Quintet
The first piece on the program was Contrapunctus, from Art of the Fugue, by Johann Sebastian Bach, arranged for the brass quintet. This was followed by The Fairy Round, which was a repetition of the same motif by each of the instruments, which was passed around again and again.
The brass quintet in performance....Two instruments that may not be familiar to the orchestra goers are the trombone and the tuba.
The other instruments on the left side are French horn and trumpets.
Each piece was introduce by the group's leader.
The Renaissance Madrigal Suite was next on the program. Three of the fours pieces in this suite were performed by the B on B Brass Quintet. They were Wing We and Chant it, The Silver Swan, and Mother, I Will Have a Husband.
During the intermission, several photos were taken to capture the mood of the performance,. Most were done without the knowledge of the person whose picture was taken.
This one was definitely a posed picture.
Krys Lyle and Robert Nordling
The concert continued with Three Pieces: Maestoso alla Marcia, Andante con moto, and Allegro grazioso, un poco agitato, by Ludwig Maurer.
The group ended the performance with three very familiar compositions that might not fit the definition of 'Classic' music in the sense of the time period in which they were composed and performed. These pieces of music fit another definition of "Classic" in that each song is a classic.
A Nightingale Sang in Berkely's Square by Manning Sherwin and Eric Maschwitz was followed by fly Me to the Moon by Bart Howard, and the finale was El Gato Montes by Manuel Penella.
(Video will be available soon.)
Ruth Igoe welcomed a completely full Holy Cross Hall.
Water Music was the title of program presented at the Holy Cross Parish Hall on Thursday evening beginning at 7:30 p.m. The program began with the Overture to the Flyng Dutchman by Richard Wagner. The following piece was from a less known composer Frederick Delius, Two Pieces for Small Orchestra, On hearing the first Cuckoo in Spring and Summer night on the river.
In good teaching style, Robert Nordling, conductor of the Baroque on Beaver Orchestra, spent time explaining selections of the program to the packed into the hall audience, who listened intently to his explanations.
After the first two compositions were perfromed by the orchestra, the woodwinds from the orchestra presented Ancient Hungarian Dances by Rerenc Farkas. There were five dances in this suite, Intrada, Lassu, Lapockas Tanc, Chorea, and Ugras.
The orchestra reformed after a short intermission to perform George Frederic Handel's Water Music Suite, the name of the performance for the evening. The suite consisted of Allegro, Alla hornpipe, Lentement, Bourree, and Minuet.
Photos of selected orchestra members
Then came the final piece of the evening by Felix Mendolssohn, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage. Robert Nordling introduced the piece to the audience. He also thanked the community and supporters for the opportunity to work with these
Some more photos of orchestra members.
(Video will be available as soon as possible.)
Please be advised that the first planning meeting to discuss the re-assembly of the Natural Resources and Eco-tourism Steering Committee will take place on Thursday, August 11 at 7 p.m. at the Peaine Township Hall. Both township boards unanimously approved the NRESC resolution at their scheduled meetings last month. For those unable to meet with us physically on Beaver Island, we will have the conference phone available.
The American Red Cross blood drive for Beaver Island wae held at the Gregg Fellowship Center on Thursday, July 28, 2011, from noon until 5:45 p.m.
The annual event was sponsored by the Beaver island Christian Church, Holy Cross Catholic Church, and the St. James Episcopal Church with support from the Beaver Island Boat Company and Island Airways.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Chris Breuer
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -A Beaver Island Paramedic transfers a man from a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter to a Northflight ambulance crew in Traverse City, Mich., after he was medically evacuated in the helicopter off of Beaver Island, Mich., July 27, 2011.
Paramedics on the island requested that Air Station Traverse City transport the man after he was injured in a motorcycle accident there.
(11:45 pm, 7/26/11) While the last thing on the program, the world premiere of the performance of a composition that involved all of the performers of the evening and our local writer Robert Cole was an amazing event. The presentation of the evening world premiere involved a reading of Robert Cole's poetry with glorious musical interludes in between. This was the ending composition of the fundraising recital, the first of several concerts in the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association Baroque on Beaver Summer Music Festival.
The performers in this world premiere included Martha Guth, soprano; Albert Wang, violin; Joan Van Dessel, clarinet; and Kenneth Bos, piano. The world premiere composition was entitled Something About Autumn. The music composer was Thomas Cipullo. The poetry was written by Robert Cole. The presentation was divided into six parts: Midnight St. James Harbor I, Distant Music, Midnight St. James Harbor II, What if..., Midnight St. James Harbor III, and Something About Autumn. The presentation received a standing ovation. The only word that can describe the presentation is simply amazing.
The audience packed the Beaver Island Community Center with very few empty seats. All the auditorium seats were filled and two rows of chairs were placed in front of those. Kathleen McNamara Green welcomed everyone on behalf of the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association and thanked everyone for their support of this recital and the rest of the music festival. The program began with Sonata for Violin No. 2 in G minor by George Frederic Handel performed by Albert Wang.
Dr. Wang performs with his accompanists.
The violin solo was followed by Fantasiestucke for Clarinet and Piano by Robert Schuman performed by Joan Van Dessel on clarinet and Kenneth Bos on piano.
Martha Guth was next on the program performing with Kenneth Bos accompaniment on piano two pieces by Samuel Barber, Nocturne and Sure on This Shining Night. Martha's gorgeous voice surrounded the audience and stage and brought tears to your eyes.
This fundraising recital was well received. One recital attendee stated, "A little bit of heaven on Paradise Bay. World class musicians and performance right here on Beaver Island and a world premiere besides."
Video of this event will be available soon.
New Beaver Island friend, TV host Conway Bowman, is already saying nice things about Beaver Island . http://www.fishandfly.com/our-world-of-fishing/fishing-travel/3078-carp-on-the-fly-features-in-us-tv-show.html
The Beaver Island episode of Fly Fishing The World TV will air later this year on the Outdoor Channel, available in 27 million homes.
During this busy summer season for the businesses and visitors to Beaver Island, nature just keeps doing what nature does. The young birds are getting bigger, growing and learning. Whether you see them out at your bird feeder or drive down Sloptown Road and get a look at the osprey hatchlings, you will see the tendency of nature to continue to repeat herself. Lots of new animals are visiting the feeder, and the young ospreys are now visible since they are too big to all fit inside the nest now. Here is a video of one of the adults on the highest point and one of the young ospreys calling for lunch or dinner.
Some of the participants for Baroque on Beaver came early, but the 'meet the boat' tradition has continued with these relativley new visitors and summer residents. Here is a video clip of the many B on B people on the late afternoon boat, the Emerald Isle. Maestros, violinists, sopranos, basses, and others from around the world, country, and state arrive and greet each other no matter how famous. They are all here on Beaver Island for a week of heavenly human contact with classical music as the motive. We are glad you are here!
Jean poses with her stained glass creation.
The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary raffled a Stained Glass Whiskey Point Lighthouse Window made by Jean Kinsley on Saurday, July 23, 2011 at the Beachcomber Bar. The lucky winner was Skip McDonough. The proceeds of this raffle will go to help the ladies with their community service projects throughout the year.
Loretta pulls the winning ticket.
We have had such a whirlwind year of planning and building the Wellness Garden and would like to thank all those who planned, dug, hauled,planted, watered, fertilized, weeded and shared their own garden bounties with us, or donated money to buy the basics, or an art piece to auction off, and helped with the silent auctions and garden tour.
Barbara Rahn, Pam Moxham, Jerry LaFreniere, Garrett Cole ,Barb Spencer, Marianne Weaver, Judy Boyles and family, Bob Evans, Ruth Igoe, Bill Kohls , Beaver Gem Crew, Betty Hudgins, Donna Kubic, Ed Wojan, Connie Wojan, Leonor Jacobson.
Artists: Cathy Jones, Charlie Creasser, Sue Thomson, St. James Boat Co., Betsy Borre, Judy Jones, Frank Solle, Nancy Neuman, Janine Andrew, Krys Lyle, Ruth Kelly, Nancy Peterson, Jim
Stambaugh , Vicky Rockwell, Kris Ries, Judy Boyles and family (come see what is up for auction!)
Businesses: For making the designs and ordering the necessary plants and landscape decor : Sticks, stones feathers and bones(Cheryl Podgorski), Bloomers(Pam O'Brien), BI Gardens(Heidi Vigil), McDonough's (Denise and Skip), and for his generous donation of timers, hoses, shrubs and garden flowers, and landscape plastic: Jeff Powers. and for their support in donating well piping and the use of their trencher; Bud and Colleen Martin.
Garden plants from their own garden or purchased goods: Jean Carpenter, Joyce Runberg, Loretta Slater, Joann Cashman, Marianne Weaver, Judy Boyle, Connie Wojan, Eleanor Mooney Family, Leonor Jacobson, Beth and Steve Lucas, BJ and Phil Wyckoff, Sue and Bob Welke, Davi and Hans Stein, Bob and Alana Anderson, Joe and Marilyn Reed, Ruth Igoe.
Donated items for Garden Tour:
Stoney Acre bus (Marilyn and Liam Racine), hosts' wine from Whimsey (Pam Grassmick and Linda Mcdonough), Flower pots, and water bottles (Leonor Jacobson), Charlevoix County Transit, Fresh cut flowers (BI Gardens). Dessert and drinks (Ruth Igoe and Wendy Fogg)
Hosts for the First Annual Garden Tour: Wendy and Matt Fogg, Melvin and Alvina Napont, John and Joyce Erber, Elle and Steve Hagerman, Gene Masta and Linda Wolf, Pinky Harmon (for Holy Cross) Laurie Souders and Ruth and Peter Igoe.
Publicity: Many thanks for all the publicity throughout this endeavor! Northern Islander,the Beaver Beacon, News on the Net, photos from Tina Walker, Connie Wojan, and all the signs handmade by Betty Hudgins, flyers from Jeff Cashman. We appreciate getting the word out
and of course all the businesses who agreed to let us advertise; THANK YOU AGAIN
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS A SPECIAL YEAR AND GREAT START FOR THE GARDENS from Connie Wojan and Leonor Jacobson We will be planning a big Garden Party to thank all of you in September and to show our results to our friends and neighbors on Beaver Island.
Please watch for the silent auction announcements and keep visiting the Health Center to bid on them.
New Auction prize:
Bounty Basket of Beaver Island goodies: Pete LoDico(Wine), Barb Murphy(bready) Shirley Detwiler(Homemade pie), Anne Glendon (jam), Sally Fogg(eggs), Heidi Vigil (pickles), Jacque LaFreniere(maple syrup), Connie Wojan (homemade apron) This is up for auction until August 15th. Come bid on this.
Click the above link to go see their flier.
First of all, BINN wants to welcome its newest business subscriber, Mainland Parking and Shuttle Service.
The parking issue at the Charlevoix Airport has caused some consternation to some people who have parked their vehicle there. (See the story and update below.) The City of Charlevoix has taken over management of the airport, and has hired an airport manager. This manager appears to view the Islanders using the airport for parking as just another source of income for the airport.
Mainland Parking and Shuttle Service is a new business located just down the road from the airport. Mainland is literally directly across the highway from Dr. Shaperkotter's office. If that doesn't ring a bell, then it is next to an old motel and before Fox Motors. They have a nice sign that indicates the location. If going south from the airport, it will be on your left side.
The editor of BINN met with one of the two partners in this venture, Daniel J Drost to see an enthusiastic person who wants to help resolve these parking issues for the Islanders. The business is just getting off the ground floor with just one year round parking permit issued at this time. Mr. Drost wants to make certain that everyone knows that they began this venture because of the City's position on the parking at the airport. Mr. Drost wants to let everyone know that he has done work over here on the island, spent money here for lodging, meals, and relaxation at the local pubs. He is interested in providing lots of service for the Island residents and visitors. In a conversation today, July 22, 2011, he stated, "If someone was needing us to go pick up something at one of the businesses in the area, we would be glad to pick it up and send it over on the plane. We would like to work with the flight services. Perhaps they (the flight services) might be willing to let us know when the owner of a car is flying over to the mainland. We could then have the car ready, warmed up if its cold outside, and ready to go. We fully expect that we might need to jump a car or two if the battery goes dead. That will all be part of the Parking Service that we offer. We had a few people who went over on the boat as customers this week. They came and picked me up, and I drove them back down to the boat dock, then brought the car out here. There was no extra charge for this service. Of course, we did it exactly in reverse when they came back to the mainland."
For this extra service, Mainland Parking and Shuttle Service charges the exact same amount as the City of Charlevoix at the airport. They have an economy plan that allows you to be responsible for you own transportation to your car, but be sure to talk to them about this, if you are interested. BINN has the second year round parking permit at Mainland Parking and Shuttle Service, and is more than willing to share our experience with you.
It is always an amazing walk through the Gregg Fellowship Center, the location of the Museum Week Art Show. There are so many different skills and artisans who place items in the show. The editor took a little editorial license by placing the artists name on the photographs of the art. Several photographs were taken that were not used in this story, but space is somewhat limited. These pictures were taken on the first day of the art show, Wednesday. The show continues through part of Friday. Go check it out.
Today, Thursday, was the scheduled book signing.
The Cashman book was present and some information about the Ruth and Ray Denny Memorial Art Show.
A wide variety of artists and artistic styles are present at this show, even model aircraft.
There are a great deal more paintings, framed photographs, and crafts at this art show. It is well worth seeing all the talent that is present on Beaver Island right now. Go take advantage of this inspiring exhibit.
|Just a reminder to all the Turkey hunters out there. We do have a fall turkey hunt. There is no application required, but you have to purchase a license. The area is YY and you can purchase a license a day for turkey starting August 29.
Turkeys were very successful this breeding season and we need to make the flocks smaller going into winter. Plus Turkey meat is great!
(Thank you to Sharon Hurkmans for the contributed valence photos.)
The Talking Threads Quilt Guild has been busy the past few months with a couple of interesting projects.
In May, they participated in the project “Just One Star (can comfort a soldier)” co-sponsored by Moda Fabrics and quilt shops across the country, including Hearts to Holly Quilt Shop in Charlevoix. Each quilter who participated was given a star block pattern and color requirements to make a quilt square which they signed with their name and state.
(Quilt photo by Frank Solle)
The quilt squares were gathered together in Dallas TX where they will be put into quilts for our soldiers. Those participating in the workshop were: Donna Stambaugh, Betty Scoggin, Tina Morgan, Chris Butler, Sharon Hurkmans, Kathy Richards, Judi Meister, Darlene Dooley, Heidi Vigil. Sally Lounsberry, Erin Myers, Katie LaFreniere, and Tessa Jones assisted as pressers and “go-fers”. Pictured are the 21 blocks that the Talking Threads Quilt Guild sent to Charlevoix. Hearts to Holly was able to send 450 blocks; countrywide, thousands of blocks were made and Moda is working hard to complete at least 100 quilts for our service people. What a terrific project!! Thank you, soldiers, for all you do for us—this seems like s small thank you for your sacrifices.
In June, the Quilt Guild gathered in Gregg Fellowship Center to make valences for the windows as a memorial to Sally Davis. Sally, who passed away in March, had been an active member of the quilt guild for many years and the group thought this would be a fitting, lasting memorial for a delightful lady who helped us with so many projects.
Gathering together to help make the valences were Ann Miller, Penny Young, Tessa Jones, Kathy Ruis, MaryAnn Ridgeway, Tina Morgan, Sharon Hurkmans, Judy Jones, Judi Meister, Sandy Bartels, Chris Butler, Sallly Lounsberry, and Ellen Kuligoski.
Great job, Ladies! It's just another reason why Beaver Island is a special place!
This pictorial presentation created by Ted Nicholas is an extensive compilation and coordination of hundreds of photographs. The 12 minute presentation is created in High-Definition quality, 1280 x 720 pixels, with a 24bit quality soundtrack. This is "better than DVD" quality video and "better than CD" quality audio. The time in production was a little over three and one half months. There were forty-four (44) individual photo contributors and a total of 1,558 photos were contributed. Of those, 225 photos actually make up the video. The first three photos used are presented below:
The Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce is pleased to show this two minute trailer for a very special Beaver Island video that will be released possibly on August 17, 2011, at the Community Center.
Some viewing tips from Ted Nicholas:
Because I make videos in High Definition, you can watch the video in HD right on YouTube. On the bottom of the video is the play-bar. On the right side of the play-bar is a small button that may say "360p". If you click this button, you can choose higher res versions to watch. Choosing "720p HD" is the highest quality and works well with our TDS bandwidth. This option is only available for movies made in High Definition.
You can also click the "full-screen" button on the bottom-right corner to enter full screen mode. When you're done, press the "esc" key on your keyboard to exit full-screen.
Included in the presentation are 795 fades and motion paths were created; 13 special graphics were created, animated and used; over 12 custom-created special effects; and 101 custom, animated titles were created and placed with motion paths. One original song with lyrics was written and composed for the video, all about Beaver Island. The song includes: 2 vocal tracks, 2 guitar tracks (a 12-string guitar and an Ovation Classic guitar), a Celtic Flute, a Celtic Violin, a full Drum Kit, Kettle Drums, and a Stringed Orchestra. The song is only part of the soundtrack for the video. The soundtrack also includes: a full narration track, and many mixed sound effects some of which were recorded "live" on Beaver Island.
Some of the materials came from places like the USGS Geological Survey, NASA LandSat imagery, US Fish and Wildlife Service, MacKiev Software Company, and others.
An excellent job by Ted Nicholas!
The memorial service for Sally Davis is scheduled for Sunday, July 31, 11:30 a.m. at Beaver Island Christian Church. This is a separate service, NOT part of the regular Sunday morning worship service that begins at 10 a.m.. There will be lunch afterwards at the Gregg Fellowship Center; McDonough's will have a sign-up sheet for a dish to pass, probably a little closer to the actual date.
Father Joe Blasko has been involved with the Diocese of Gaylord since 1999, and is now working as the Archivist for the Diocese in addition to his assignment to Holy Cross Parish, Beaver Island. He likes outdoor activities including cross country skiing, snowshoeing, biking, and golf.
The Holy Cross Altar Society is doing its annual raffle for fundraising. The Altar Society will be selling raffle tickets from now until October when the Bite of Beaver takes place. This smaller print of the original painting will be presented to the altar society member who sells the most tickets. The drawing will take place on October 8, 2011, at 2 pm at Holy Cross Parish Hall. The tickets are on the island, and they should be available now. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. They will be for sale after mass on weekends, at McDonough's' Market, or you can contact Audrey Beilman for more information at 448-2083. The altar society has received a raffle license from the State of Michigan, #X78435.
A potluck salad/dessert luncheon and funky-fun fashion show will be held on
Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm at Gregg Fellowship Hall.
Fashions will be provided by:
Beaver Gems T-Shirt Shop The Blue Pearl
East Wind Spa & Consignment Shop Island Treasures Resale Shop
Livingstone Studios McDo nough's Market
Powers Do-It-Best Hardware Whimsey
Beverages will be provided by BICC Women's Circle.
The meeting began with the quick approval of bills and minutes. The discussion about the DNR-required sewer system began anew. The costs of original installation was discussed as well as the increase in monthly cost of being connected. One taxpayer was concerned about the cost of the FOIA request from the engineering firm, the cost being slightly more than $180. A motion was passed to have the township pay that FOIA cost. It was reported by Township Supervisor Rick Speck that the Phragmities location and GPS locations had met a hurdle. All of the first ten hours of data was lost in a tech glitch. This work will all have to be repeated. The supervisor reminded the board and public of the Board of Review to take place on July 22, 2011. The board discussed the mileage reimbursement for employees and agreed to pay the federal rate of $.51 per mile as long as the employee documented the date and the specific activity. The St. James Township Board passed a motion to approve the resolution for the creation of the Natural Resources and Eco-Tourism Steering Committee unanimously. During public comment, the lack of a flag at Whiskey Point was discussed. Jim Wojan is working on this issue with CMU Biological Station, the owners of the property. A revised driving guide was authorized for printing by the township. Bud Martin discussed the possibility of building a break wall along the edge of the drop off Whiskey Point to create a park. He mentioned that there might be federal money to fund this project. The townships agreed to the extent that work will begin in the near future to update the Recreation Plan, which would be the first step toward applying for grant money. Rick Speck suggested that this might take about two years, but that it would be a good idea to update the plan for application for funding of any project since it is required by the state.
The Beaver Island Golf Course has scheduled the BIRHC benefit outing for Saturday, August 6th at 1:00 p.m . Rain date is Sunday, August 7th . More details to follow. You can contact the golf course at 448-2301.
Rather than just throwing your expired prescription drugs or over the counter drugs in the trash or down the drain, the Beaver Island Rural Health Center has become a "pill drop off" location. They will dispose of these items for you. The rural health center also has needle disposal containers and are willing to provide them to you as well. Here is their flyer.
Summer Hours at Stoney
Lunch Mon-Sat 11-2
Dinner Mon - Sunday 5-9
Thurs-Baby Back BBQ Ribs
Fri-Yellow Lake Perch
Fresh Whitefish Daily
Daily Specials plus full Menu
Stoney menu available daily till 9pm/Pub menu till 2am
Sunday- Danny's Bloody Mary Bar & Complimentary Hot Dog Buffet
Music most weekends...never a cover charge or drink price increase
Enjoy a Safe & Happy Summer!
Our Best to You!
Liam & Marilyn
The answer in words, pictures, and, in later years, video may be viewed here of past Baroque on Beaver performances on http://beaverislandnewsarchives.com
A bike ride to benefit Beaver Island Sports Boosters will be held, Saturday, Oct., 8, 2011, at 8 a.m . Bikers will meet at beach parking lot next to Holy Cross Parish Hall , bike 2-12 miles and make a donation of your
choice based on miles biked. Flyers will be posted around town after July 4th and be available at the Chamber of Commerce office . Bike rental is available. You could make it a duathlon if you register for and run or walk the Island Boodle 5K at 10 a.m Registration fee benefits the Beaver Island Sports Boosters. Call Linda Frysinger at 231-651-9618 for further information.
We post school events, religious events, sports events, visiting minister events, and many other events including musical events, special events, and even regularly scheduled events. At the very least, the event will go on the Community Calendar, so others won't schedule something at the exact day and time of your event. Imagine the following:
Two well known and exceptional fundraising events are scheduled on the same day. How sad for those who work so hard to raise funds for a good cause.
This can be avoided by sending your dates to BINN,. You can send them by postal mail, email, or even call the editor at 448-2416. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stoney/Danny's Summer Music Schedule 2011
Fri-Aug 5 , Jason & Nick AND
Sat- Aug 6, Jason & Nick
Thurs-Aug 11 , DJ Tom
Fri-Aug 12 , Boyne City Remedy AND
Sat-Aug 13 , Boyne City Remedy
Fri- Aug 19 , The Folk Ups
Fri-Aug 26 , Flight Squadron Yon AND
Sat-Aug 27 , Flight Squadron Yon
* Rigormortis too…dates to be set yet ?
* Never a cover charge or drink price increase!
Please join us for some GREAT tunes .....Music starts at 9pm F-July 1, Danny, Danny, & Cindy S-July 2, Danny & Danny
Enjoy a Safe & Happy Summer!
Our best to you,
Liam & Marilyn
The Men's Golf League team competition is hot and heavy with the team that is having a good round moving up in the standings. That means that the team NOT having a good night is moving down in the standings.
The competition is still very hot and heavy pretty much like the weather. Howard Davis and Joe Moore moved into first place by five points.. Ryan Smith and Jeff Mestelle are in second. Rob Latimer and Dan Merriman moved into third place. So the scores at the end of play-off night, next Wednesday, August 10, 2011. will determine the winners of the Men's Summer Golf League. Joe and Howard will play Jeff and Ryan for the championship on that night. In order to win, Jeff and Ryan will need to take the match against Joe and Howard with a score of 13 to 7 or higher in order to win the trophy.
|STANDINGS AFTER WEEK #11 MATCHES:|
|1||8||Howard & Joe||37||11||129||417||37.91|
|2||2||Jeff & Ryan||37||9||124||416||37.82|
|3||9||Rob & Dan||38||14||118||433||39.36|
|4||1||Ron W. & Bob S.||36||12||113||408||37.09|
|5||10||Frank & John||38||10||107||436||39.64|
|6||7||Ivan & Buck||36||11||106||423||38.45|
|7||5||Chuck & Ernie||38||10||105||437||39.73|
|8||4||Larry & Joe||39||6||95||384||38.40|
|9||6||Bob E. & Ron S.||0||0||95||442||44.20|
|10||3||Francis & Larry||46||9||84||447||44.70|
|WEEK #11 RESULTS:|
|TEAM #1 BEAT TEAM #6 FORFEIT 12-0|
|TEAM #7 BEAT TEAM #2 11-9|
|TEAM #8 BEAT TEAM #3 11-9|
|TEAM #9 BEAT TEAM #4 14-6|
|TEAM #5 TIED TEAM #10 10-10|
|SCHEDULE FOR PLAYOFF NIGHT|
|TEAM #8 VS TEAM #2|
|TEAM #9 VS TEAM #1|
|TEAM #10 VS TEAM #7|
|TEAM#5 VS TEAM #4|
|TEAM #6 VS TEAM #3|
The codes above are explained here. S-strokes for tonight's match. P-for points earned in the tonight's match. Total points will be the sum of the point earned each week. Since this is the first week the points for the night and total points are exactly the same. T.S. represent total strokes for league play. Since there has only been one match so far, stokes and total strokes are the same. S. Ave-is stroke average. Again, since this is the first week, the stroke average is the same as total strokes.
The Human Services Commission of Peaine and St. James townships has put together a resource manual--a guide to services available to all residents of Beaver Island. A copy of this resource manual appears below. Printed copies will soon be available at a number of locations, including the medical center and the library. Other locations will be announces later. Many thanks to Joan Vyse and Judi Meister for coordinating the information in the manual.
(Copyright 2004, Phillip Michael Moore)
Update: 2/19/11---This video has had 108 viewings in the months of January and February so far. We hope that the views are getting the importance of having an air ambulance on Beaver Island and ready to go for the emergencies that have occurred here. It is obvious that ill and injured people are searching out other methods of transport since the transports for 2010 were down 50% compared to the last four years. While part of the cause is the depressed economy, the other part is the concern of being transported to the mainland and having a huge bill for that transport. BINN will continue to have this video available until something gets resolved with this issue. Comments so far: "You must be very proud of your son for doing this excellent video." "We never realized that this was still an issue." "Wow, a very important issue that seems to have been put on the back burner for too long. It's a burning issue."
Beaver Island has two flight services, and neither of them are currently certified or licensed to transport emergency patients from Beaver Island to the mainland. We thank the crews of the USCG helicopters for coming to do medical evacuations. We thank the flight services that have helped us get patients to the mainland for the last seven years and before. We thank Northflight for providing this service as well.
While a lot of things have changed over the last 7 years including a new school, a new executive director of EMS, new township supervisors,and new rural health center board members, there is one thing that has not changed.
When Phillip Michael Moore made this video as a Master's degree project, no one would have guessed that seven years later Beaver Island would still not have achieved this goal.
Please take the time to view the video. Please take some time to think about this, and then start asking some questions about how this can be resolved.
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.
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