B. I. News on the 'Net, August 11-17, 2014

 

2nd Mixed-Doubles Beaver Island "Pinehurst"

   

August 17, 2014

 
We had a good turnout as 8 teams played.
 
Although the golf was "spotty" at times 3 teams managed to play decent golf.
 

1st Place: Janice & Bill Freeman  40

2nd Place: Nel Worsfold & Frank Solle  41

3rd Place: Doris & Lars Larson  42

 

We'd like to thank everyone to played today and hope to see them in our upcoming outings.
 
We had a tenative date of August 31st for our next outing, but if there's enough interest we could have one on the 24th.
 
There will be a signup sheet with the dates of the upcoming events in the clubhouse.
 
Thanks again for everyone who played today.
 
Thanks to Denni for all her help with the scorecards etc.

One Osprey Young Still on Sloptown

 

Beaver Island's Visitor Vessel

The phone rang. It was a family friend. "There's a cruise ship at the BIBCO dock. I thought you would want to know," she said. Thanking her, the camera and video camera were loaded up and off to the BIBCO they went.

As the Beaver Islander unloaded for one trip from Charlevoix and loaded for another trip back, the Grande Mariner rested at the BIBCO dock until the Emerald Isle was due in her berth.

 

Another Visitor

With a hollar from the wife with a "come here and bring the camera," there was a rush out the back door with the thoughts of serious injury or danger in my mind. "Look down there-by the garden fence," she said.

As a typical husbamd. I asked, "What? Where? What's going on? Are you okay?" She said, "Look down by the garden fence, there's a frog or a toad trying to get into the garden fence." Sure enough there was a toad down there, and sure enough the toad was trying to climb the chicken wire fence to get into the garden. What an amazingly tenacious animal trying to climb the fence.

This was not only a tenacious toad, but a tired toad as well. We'll never know how long he had been trying to get into the garden area. (S)he had to get past one fence and one gate already to get into the enclosed back yard.

I am certain that the toad, male or female, was smiling as I gently lifted the toad from outside the garden fence to inside the garden fence, and the toad immediately scrambled in under the shade of the tomato and potato plants in that fenced in area.

 

Homecoming Softball Pictures

The Homecoming Softball games and other activities keep everyone quite busy throughout this Homecoming Weekend. Besides the softball games, there is the August Dinner on Sunday, and music in all the pubs and bars. It can be quite impossible to attend everything nowdays. If you choose to play music or go out and hear the music, you may have difficulty getting to other activities. BINN encounter this issue of time also. Finally the pictures are being posted from this past weekend's softball games. Here they are!

Homecoming Softball in a picture essay. An interesting weekend to say the least, this was!

Men's Summer Golf League Results

#
STANDINGS
WEEK 11 RESULTS
PLACE:
TEAM
TEAMS:
S.
P.
T.P.
 
T.S.
S.AVE.
1
1
Ron W. & Larry L.
38
10
129
408
37.09
2
2
Jeff M. & Brad
38
12
117
423
38.45
3
5*
Bill & Jeff P.
40
13
115
380
38.00
4
9*
Rob & Dan
47
5
112
410
41.00
5
4*
John-Doug
39
15
111
370
37.00
6
8*
Howard & Joe
42
7
106
391
39.10
7
7*
Ivan & Buck
41
8
104
403
40.30
8
13*
Francis & Larry
0
0
101
445
44.50
9
3*
Travis & Jason
39
14
89
411
41.10
10
10*
Frank & John
44
6
88
413
41.30
11
12*
Ron S. & David
47
10
85
485
48.50
12
6*
Riley & Chad
42
12
82
450
45.00
13
11*
Gerald & Kirk
44
8
81
441
44.10
*Teams had their "BYE" week.
WEEK #11 RESULTS
Team #1 tied Team # 12 10-10
Team #2 beat Team #11 12-8
Team #3 beat Team #10 14-6
Team #4 beat Team #9 15-5
Team 5 beat Team #8 13-7
Team #6 beat Team #7 12-8
Team #13 BYE
WEEK #12 SCHEDULE
Team #1 vs Team #3
Team #4 vs Team #13
Team #5 vs Team #12
Team #6 vs Team #11
Team #7 vs Team #10
Team #8 vs Team #9
Team #2 BYE

Peaine Township Board Meeting, August 13, 2014

The regular meeting of the Peaine Township Board took place tonight, August 13, 2014, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The agenda inluded approval of minutes from the last meeting, Central Michigan University High Speed Wireless Network, Fox Point Update, Millage Election Results, Roads and Paving, Phragmites Update by Cindy Ricksgers, a review of the monthly bills, public comment, and adjournment. You can view the video of the meeting HERE.

BICS Volleyball and Soccer Schedules

Volleyball Schedule...................Soccer Schedule

Fireworks on August 12th

In celebrating one hundred years of coming to Beaver Island by the families of Broder, Hoffman, and Collar, a fireworks display was put on for the community over St. James Harbor on the evening of August 12, 2014. Cars were once again lined up along the public beach, and people were outside in the chilly evening to enjoy this celebration by these families. BINN got two views of the fireworks from two different locations, and these views have been combined into one video clip presented below. Thanks to Phyllis Moore and Deb Bousquet for these videos.

Video clips combined

 

School Board Meeting

The BICS Board met on Monday, August 11, 2014, with a large number of people in the audience. While the agenda was not indicative of any controversy, the looks on the faces of the board members and the attendees indicated that something was going on. The fact of the matter is that one of the board members attended the meeting via video broadcast, five board members were present, and one board member was absent. You can watch the video of this board meeting HERE.

Beaver Island Rural Health Center

Career Opportunity

Beaver Island Rural Health Center has an opening for a certified nurse practitioner to work in a unique, rural practice shared with another family nurse practitioner. Brand new, beautiful facility. Duties include half time, routine primary care and urgent care for patients of all ages. Clinic and on call hours required. Great opportunity for an experienced practitioner to have a collaborative practice with another Nurse Practitioner.

Send letter, resume, request for information to

Beaver Island Rural Health Center
PO Box 146
Beaver Island, MI, 49782
Via email to donna@biruralhealth.org

Phone inquiries may be directed to Donna Kubic, Managing Director at
231-448-2275.

     

Links

Community School Board Meeting,

June 9, 2014

Video of this meeting is available HERE

Information from Our School

Beaver Island Community School Board Meeting Schedule

School Board Meeting Video

BICS Board Meeting, July 14, 2014 Video HERE

 

First Emergency Services Authority Meeting

Video of this meeting HERE

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.

Peaine Township Meeting, 6/11/14

Video of the meeting HERE

 

St James Township Board Meeting, June 4, 2014

Video of the meeting is HERE

July 1, 2014

HERE

Waste Management Committee

June 17, 2014, Regular Meeting at 9 a.m.

Link to Video of the Meeting

 

Beaver Island Community Center

BEAVER ISLAND COMMUNITY CENTER

At the Heart of a Good Community

SUMMER HOURS START JUNE 16!

Mon – Sat  9am – 9pm
Sun  10am – 6pm

web: www.BeaverIslandCommunityCenter.org
email: bicommunitycenter@tds.net
phone: 231 448-2022

 

Community Center Information for Summer 2014

Activities............................Movies

Check www.BeaverIslandCommunityCenter.org or the Community Center for listings

List of Birds Seen on Beaver Island

This list was compiled by Eric Myers with help from others. If you know interested persons, please pass on this list of bird seen on Beaver Island. Perhaps a brochure could be compiled with the time of year and some likely locations. If anyone has an idea that could be posted electronically, please contact BINN via email at medic5740@gmail.com

Click to see the List HERE

Link to the Beaver Island Airport 10-year Plan

Human Services Commission Resource Manual

Complete Guide to Charlevoix County Human Services HERE

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

Community Calendar

A completely new feature includes a monthly calendar for each month of the entire year of 2013. Please send me your events and they will be posted so others can schedule their events without conflict. Email your schedule of events to medic5740@gmail.com.

If you or your organization has an event you'd like posted on this Community Calendar, please contact me and I'll add it in.  Please try to get me the information as early as possible.

 

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!

From the Sheriff's Department

News Release

Sheriff Don Schneider of the Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office would like to report that his department, in collaboration with local law enforcement agencies, are forming a Victim Services Unit (VSU) for Charlevoix County.

The Victim Services Unit is comprised of volunteers, aka Advocates, throughout Charlevoix County who assist local law enforcement agencies. The VSU is dedicated to helping victims and their families cope with a crisis or a crime against them.

In order to become an advocate, you must fill out an application and attend a 20 hour training in September. Applications are available online at the Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office www.charlevoixcounty.org/sheriff.asp<http://www.charlevoixcounty.org/sheriff.asp> under Community Outreach, as well as the local law enforcement agencies: Boyne City Police Department, Charlevoix City Police Department, and East Jordan Police Department. We will be hosting interviews at the end of August.

If you are interested in learning more about the Victim Services Unit, please contact VSU Coordinator Sarah Kaminski at the Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office at 231-547-4461.


FUNKY FUN FASHION SHOW


FUNKY FUN FASHION SHOW will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at 12:30 PM. Don't forget to make your reservations...seats are limited. Pass the word!

King's Highway Paving Progress

The King's Highway Paving Project is moving along quite well. It appears that the main asphalt work is completed from McCauley's Road to the Four Corners. The side roads need to have some work done to match the level of the highway. There is a bit of painting of lines that needs to be completed although there are dashed yellow marks on the highway. The gravel shoulder needs to be completed as well as the gravel level for the many driveways, but the major paving has been completed. Here are two clips of the work, one taken on Thursday and the other taken on Sunday. Note the one done on Sunday shows the deep drop offs on part of the highway.

Thursday

 

Saturday

 

Lost/Found

Olympus binoculars, Holy Cross Church July 31. Please contact Krys Lyle, BICAA Coordinator:krys@kryslyle.com

Homecoming Softball Games

The softball tournament began on Friday, August 8, 2014, with Beaver Island having two teams in the tourney. The first game was won by one team, and then they played each other. McDonough's Market received their first defeat playing against Island Galleries. The video highlights of these two games can be viewed HERE.

Update: Unfortunately, both of the Beaver Island teams were eliminated on Saturday. Video of those games and pictures will also be processed and placed here on the website.

Vankalker Construction from Charlevoix won first place in the tournament. Their excellent fielding and fantastic hitting was the difference between them and the other teams. Tied for second were theGravediggers and Fishhunters. Tied for third place were Armor Seal and Smith Properties. Congratulations to all the teams for a good sportmanship and fun tournament for Homecoming 2014.

August 30th Run Announced

There will be a run scheduled for August 30, 2014, that will begin somewhere near the public beach parking lot. The half-marathon will begin at 10 a.m., and the 5K will beging at 11 a.m. with the plan that both groups will finish at somewehre close to the same time. Today, August 8, 2014, BINN interviewed Tammi McDonough about this family event.

Tammi McDonough at the public beach park and at Donegal Bay

You can participate in the family event and run by going to the website http://beaverisland.org/run and follow the link to sign up and participate.

Video Interview with Tammi McDonough

 

St. James Township Meeting

The regular meeting of the St. James Township Board took place on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 beginning at 7 p.m..

Video of this meeting is HERE

BEAVER ISLAND TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

NORMALLY SCHEDULED
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
TUESDAY AUGUST 12, 2014
HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR
TUESDAY AUGUST 19, 2014
BEAVER ISLAND TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY BUILDING
12:00 PM

Men's Summer Golf League Results

#
STANDINGS
WEEK 10 RESULTS
PLACE:
TEAM
TEAMS:
S.
P.
T.P.
 T.S.
S.AVE.
1
1
Ron W. & Larry L.
33
16
119
370
37.00
2
9*
Rob & Dan
38
13
107
363
40.33
3
2
Jeff M. & Brad
34
14
105
385
38.50
4
5*
Bill & Jeff P.
37
8
102
340
37.78
5
13
Francis & Larry
39
14
101
445
44.50
6
8*
Howard & Joe
38
6
99
349
38.78
7
4*
John-Doug
34
14
96
331
36.78
8
7*
Ivan & Buck
38
12
96
362
40.22
9
10*
Frank & John
40
6
82
369
41.00
10
3*
Travis & Jason
41
7
75
372
41.33
11
12*
Ron S. & David
44
6
75
438
48.67
12
11*
Gerald & Kirk
48
4
73
397
44.11
13
6*
Riley & Chad
0
0
70
408
45.33
*Teams had their "BYE" week.
WEEK #10 RESULTS
Team #1 beat Team #11 16-4
Team #2 beat Team #10 14-6
Team #9 beat Team#3 13-7
Team #4 beat Team #8 14-6
Team #7 beat Team #5 12-8
Team #13 beat Team #12 14-6
Team #6 BYE
WEEK #11 SCHEDULE
Team #1 vs Team #12
Team #2 vs Team #11
Team #3 vs Team #10
Team #4 vs Team #9
Team #5 vs Team #8
Team #6 vs Team #7
Team #13 BYE

AMVETs to Get Grant

from Bob Tidmore

St. James Township Supervisor Bill Haggard notified us today that the 2% grant AMVETS Post 46 applied for thru the township was approved. This grant will allow us to complete the landscaping of the berm next to the lake at the Veterans Memorial Park and most importantly purchase bricks to recognize those Native Americans from the Archipelago who served in the Armed Forces of the USA. Thanks to George Anthony and Mary Kenwabikise who provided the initial list for the grant application. We will be working with them and others to make sure all are properly recognized.

We want to thank the Tribal Council of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians for this grant.

Eagles at Gull Harbor Video Clip

 

 

 

Announcements/Ads

Due to the cold weather we had this spring, we are running about a month behind. We were originally supposed to get the first batch of chicks May 1st, but the fact that it was still so cold here made us have to postpone their arrival until the third week in May. In short, they will not be ready until about the second week in July. We apologize for the delay, but they will be worth the wait!!!




John Works and Staff

Church Schedule Changes

June 15-August 31, 2014 Beaver Island Christian Church Service is at 9:30 am on Sunday

Holy Cross Sunday Morning will have two Masses at 8:00 am and 9:30 am

The Episcopal Mission will still have their service at 10 a.m. on Sundays

The Lighthouse Church will still have their service at 10 a.m. on Sundays

St. James Episcopal Mission
Schedule of Clergy







August 10th & 17th - Rev. Susan Bock

August 24th & 31st - Rev, Jeanne Hansknecht

September 7th - Rev. Michelle Meech

Sept. 14th & 21st - Rev. Bruce Campbell

September 28th - Rev. Ann Webber

Holy Cross Mass Schedule

Beginning Father Day's Weekend, June 14th-15th

Saturday Evening Mass will be celebrated at 4:30 P.M. The welcomed change will provide a GOOD NIGHT OUT and SACREDNESS OF FAMILY TOGETHER IN SUMMER ON THE BEAVER. Tammy McDonough will grace us with her talented guitar and prayer filled song...this Mass will prove to be more than the "Guitar Mass" of yesteryear.

Sunday morning Mass at 8:00 A.M. (for early risers, workers, golfers, boaters)...this Mass will be quieter but ALWAYS a prayer filled better than "LOW" Mass.

Sunday morning Principal Mass at 9:30 A.M. (This time change is to better accommodate our Beaver Island Boat Schedule to Charlevoix which leaves at 11:20 A.M.) Followed by the Divine Mercy Chaplet Prayer for those wishing to remain to pray.

Weekday Masses: Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 A.M... Wednesday Rosary at 9:00 A.M.

BIRHC Meeting Dates Set

The board of directors of the BIRHC has set these meetings for 2014:
All are Saturdays at 10 AM in the Community Room at the Center:

Sept. 21

Annual meeting Dec. 13.

Island Treasures New Schedule

We are excited to announce that we will be open Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 4:00 starting on May 7, 2014 Please support your Fire Department and EMS with your donations and purchases. We are also looking for a couple of volunteers for this summer. If you have questions or need help with your donation, call Donna at 448-2797.

Need Asphalt Work Done?

Paving Contractor Contact Information

If you are interested in getting some asphalt work completed on your property, it appears that the contractors for the Kings Highway repaving project are searching for additional work or side jobs. While the asphalt plant is on the island, you could get your driveway paved, a parking lot paved, or other work completed. Here is the information for calling to set up an appointment in the spring for an estimate:

Rieth-Riley Construction Company

Contact: Mark Wagner or Jim Pemberton, 231-439-5757, or 06795 US-31 N, Charlevoix, Michigan 49720

B I Christian Church Ministers




August 10 and 17:  Pastor Todd Sutton, Washington DC
August 24:  Greg Lawson (son-in-law of Bill Fox)
August 31: Pastor Howard Davis
September 7:  Pastor Dean Byrom (brother-in-law of Ed Troutman)
September 14 and 21:  Pastor Don Sinclair, Central Lake

Bible study

every Tuesday evening at 7:00; discussion led by pastor of the previous Sunday-

-Everyone welcome!!

  Bible study 7:00 - 8:00; coffee/dessert fellowship after Bible study.

BINGO News

Gregg Fellowship Center. Doors open at 6:15 pm and games start at 7:00 sharp onevery Wednesday!

Beaver Island Human Services Commission 2013 Meeting Schedule

Beaver Island Human Services Commission
2014 Schedule of Meetings
3:15 p.m.
Beaver Island Community School
The Commission is a collaboration of organizations that advocates for the emotional and physical needs of island residents and visitors of all ages.
September 16, 2014
November 18, 2014
***additional meetings may be posted as needed

Members: _rotating_(Char-Em Human Service Coordinating Body), Adam Richards (BIRHC),  Alice Belfy(BICS), Judi Meister (Food Pantry), Ann Partridge(COA liaison/Community Center), Lois Williams (Hospice/Helping Hands), Kathy Tidmore(St. James Township Rep.), Pam Grassmick (Peaine Township Rep.),        ______ (AmVets)

Message to All B.I. Organizations

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Motor Vessel Spencer F. Baird at BIBCO Beaver Island Dock

Today, August 5, 2014, Primary Day in Michigan, the MV Spencer F. Baird tied up on the end of the BIBCO Beaver Island Dock.

The Fish and Wildlife Service has been raising and stocking lake trout in the Great Lakes since 1960 in an effort to restore populations of this native fish species. It wasn’t until 1989 that the Fish and Wildlife Service acquired a vessel to release lake trout on offshore spawning reefs. Historically, most of the lake trout production in lakes Huron and Michigan came from offshore spawning reefs. The Motor Vessel (M/V) Togue performed this work admirably for more than a decade.

Key principal characteristics of the M/V Spencer F. Baird include:
Length (overall): 95 feet
Beam (molded): 30 feet
Draft fully loaded, amidships: 9 feet, 6 inches
Complement: Captain, Marine Engineer, Seaman/Fisherman, five biologists
Staterooms: two single, three double occupancy
Fuel Capacity: 8,160 gallons
Potable water: 1,925 gallons
Propulsion: Geared diesel engines, 850 BHP each at 2,100 RPM; Two 54-inch diameter, four-blade fixed pitch propellers on solid shafts
Speed: Maximum: 14.7 MPH; Minimum: trawling sustainable for 45 minutes at 1 MPH
Certification: USCG Uninspected Vessel, ABS International Load Line
Route: Exposed waters/Great Lakes winter
Class: ABS A1, AMS, Survey/Fishing Vessel and Ice Class CO notation per ABS Steel Vessel Rules, 2004
Science spaces: wet lab and gill net lifting station in starboard bow, dry lab for electronics and wing control station forward of amidships

Short Video Clip

 

Fairyland

by Cindy Ricksgers

I used to meet a friend on the mainland, for a couple days of shopping and conversation.

Linda would drive across the state; I’d fly off the island. We’d meet in Charlevoix. Sometimes we’d gravitate north to Petoskey, for familiar sites, family history, bookstores and restaurants. Other times we’d go south, to Traverse City, for a change of pace.

Linda usually brought her dog on these mini-vacations, so we’d take turns: one of us would go in to check out a shop while the other stayed outside with the dog.

Once, in Traverse City, Linda went in to a New Age book store. I stayed on the sidewalk.

After a few moments, Linda came out. “She wants to see you!” she said, “That psychic, she wants you to go in to talk to her!”

Really?!?

In my almost fifty years of association with Linda, I can count on one hand the times someone chose to focus on me over her.

Charming, charismatic and funny, with a deeper, spiritual side and a manner of listening that made any speaker feel important, everyone – from bartenders to shoe salesmen and even my own children – would rather talk to Linda!

Why had this woman asked to talk to me?

Was I in trouble?

Maybe she felt I was loitering? Surely Linda would have told her I was waiting for her.

If it was the dog--if she loved the look and wanted to know the breed or if I shouldn’t be lingering outside with a dog--I would be quick to tell her the dog was not mine.

What could it be??

I went inside. She gestured for me to come over, and offered me a seat. She leaned back in her chair and gave me a big smile.

“So” she said, “I can tell that you see the Wee Folk.”

What would make her think something like that? What would make her ask it?

I am small in stature, perhaps it was a matter of “like is drawn to like.”

It has been pointed out to me that I smile, even when alone in my car with no one to be smiling at. Perhaps I was smiling, out on the sidewalk with the dog, and she felt it was the smile of someone who associated with Wee Folk.

Perhaps she was a fake psychic, and was trying to draw me in to her strange world by giving me weird imaginary powers.

What to say?

Any reference to weirdness or odd-ball ideas or charlatanism were out: this woman had summoned me when she could have been speaking to Linda, who actually is psychic, and understands all of it much better than I do, and who most everyone in the world would rather be talking to.

Of course I would be kind.

I considered brushing it off with a flip comment: “Some people think I am one of the Wee Folk,” but her gaze was sincere.

I told her the truth.

“I don’t,” I answered, “but I see where they live.”

In my walks along wood-lined paths and roadways, sometimes--deep in the woods--an area glows as if lit from within, though there is no obvious source of light.

There must be a break in the canopy of treetops, that lets the sunlight through.

Of course there is a practical and understandable explanation.

But when I see a far bright spot in the center of a dark woods, with grass and leaves and mosses of diminutive size, glowing like the saints in old paintings, with twigs laid out as if by plan, I think of the leprechauns and faeries and wee folk.

If I listened hard enough, I’m sure I’d hear their music.

If I waited, I might even catch a glimpse.

New Book by Lance Olson

"Dog Island: The Plane Crash"

Lance Olson, one of the organizers of the Blacksmithing visits and demonstrations for the Island Museum Week, has written a book. The book is about to be published and may be available in McDonough's Market and/or the Beaver Island Historical Society Print Shop Museum within a week or two. Here is a look at the front cover and the rear cover of this book.

Fireworks August 12th

AMVETS Post 46 Annual Scholarship Program

Beaver Island AMVETS Post 46 is offering a $1000 scholarship to any student who graduated from the Beaver Island Community School and has completed at least one year of post-high school education and has not previously received an AMVETS scholarship.

We are accepting applications in electronic format at the following e-mail address. 

amvetspost46@yahoo.com 

The deadline is August 31st and the scholarship will be awarded not later than the 15th of September

MUSIC at Donegal Dannys

Conklin Ceili Band

Irish jigs, reels, and Ballads

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Clip 1

 

Clip 2

 

Music for a Star Spangled Evening

The public event took place in a public place, the property at Whiskey Point Lighthouse, owned by St. James Township. The outdoor concert was at 8 p.m. on August 2, 2014. The program stated that this was a concert of the Baroque on Beaver Festival Orchestra with Robert Nordling conducting. It also included the Festival Chorus directed by Peter Sims. There was also a special guest named Dr. Mark Clague.

(Photos by Deb Bousquet)

Gathering and preparing for the concert to begin.

Anne Glendon and Robert Nordling at the beginning of the concert

A view of the many attendees at the concert

Robert Nordling and special guest Mark Clague

John Fiegen was a narrator for the Lincoln Portrait by Aaron Copland

The concert continued

The evening ended with some fireworks set off with the lighthouse in the view.

Video of the event HERE

Livingstone Studio's Annual "Meet the Artists"

The annual "Meet the Artists" at Livingstone Studio at the Rustic Villa cabins is always a wonderful opportunity to see what our local artists and artisans are working on. There is a wide variety of items always displayed artfully and available for sale. This event usually includes different musicians performing as well, some from the Baroque on Beaver musician group, and some local musicians as well. BINN seems to catch Stryder Croswhite in performance each year, but this year, he also had Layla Hall playing also. Deb Bousquet took quite a few pictures around this event and BINN presents them here.

A view as you walk up to the Livingstone Studio

Lots of people made it over to Livingstone Gallery between noon and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, 2014! A wonderful event at Livingstone Studios!

Video of the event HERE

Eagles at Gull Harbor

NOT an eagle, but a vulture.

One eagle calling another eagle

Two eagles in the dead tree at Gull Harbor

Circuit Court Judge Candidate Forum

This video is courtesy of Petoskey News Review

Beaver Island Airport Commission Meeting

Today, August 2, 2014, the Beaver Island Airport Commission had its first meeting in several months. Another first is that this meeting took place at the meeting room of the new Beaver Island Airport Terminal Building. There was discussion of a "punch list" on items that needed to be completed on the terminal. A report was given on the five year plan. The lease agreement with Fresh Air Aviation was discussed and approved. The commission went into closed session to discuss the East approach. After the closed seesion, and without any report on the closed session or any decisions made, the meeting continued with the airport manager's report. Elaine West was confirmed as the chairperson with Don Vyse as the vice-chair. Don Vyse also had a list of issues that needed to be discussed.

Interestingly enough, the public wifi has not yet been activated at the terminal, and the emergency radio and antenna have not yet been move and located in the new terminal. This was promised to be accomplished prior to the November 1, 2014 regular meeting.

Video of the complete open session is presented at this link HERE. (Finally processed and uploaded)

NEWS from the Chamber of Commerce

LABOR DAY WEEKEND FUN RUN--Please share with your friends Facebook info about the ½ Marathon and 5K on beautiful Beaver Island Saturday August 30th found here. www.facebook.com/beaverisland

Details and registration information here. http://www.beaverisland.org/run Register by the 10th so your t-shirt will be ready on run day.

This is a locally managed event. The chairperson is Tammy McDonough. The Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be a sponsor.

 

Transportation Authority Seeks Executive Director

Majority of Subscriptions Have Expired Prior to or in August

Several family and business subscriptions expired in July. This is a reminder to those that wish to renew online. If you do renew online using a credit or debit card, and the Paypal SUBSCRIBE button, BINN will automatically make a donation of $10 in your name to the Beaver Island Food Pantry. If you are not sure when your subscription expires, please email the editor at medic5740@gmail.com, and your subscription expiration will be included in a return email.

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Mackinaw Bridge Pipeline Leak Could Destroy Beaver Island Tourism

"A rupture in either of Enbridge’s two oil pipelines running under the Straits of Mackinac could result in an unprecedented environmental catastrophe to the waters and shorelines of northern Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Within twelve hours a spill could reach Mackinac and Round islands. In two days it could reach Bois Blanc Island with damage stretching to Rogers City within 10 days. Within sixteen days, a spill could reach Beaver Island in northern Lake Michigan."

When, in the past, Beaver Island had a rescue boat, it was included in a plan to be put to work containing a spill or a leak of this pipeline. The two townships raffled off the rescue boat captained originally by Alan Muma, the Charlevoix County Sheriff's Department Deputy on Beaver Island. The BI Fire Department took over control of the rescue boat after Alan Muma left, and, after some unfortunate mechanical problems, the boat was raffled off using the BIEMS raffle license.

There have been some reports of neglect related to the maintenance agreements by those running the oil through this pipeline.

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Here's a simulation of a contaminant release scenario from the Mackinac Straits area, based on current flow models, over a period of several days.

Silent Auction Items Still Taking Bids

Due to the late summer start we will continue some of the auction items being bid on at the Health Center to support our Wellness Garden. Birdhouses decorated by local artisans (Delores Cochran, Jacque LaFreniere, Alanna Anderson, Jan Paul, Darlene Dooley) as well as our school kids will be available for bidding through August 7th. These alone raised over $700 last year. There are also art pieces and jewelry from Jane Early, Pat Rowley's donation of a watercolor print, an earthenware pot donated by Liz Schrock, Gaye Paget's art piece, a handsewn work apron from Betty Scoggin, Connie Wojan's quilted Beaver wall hanging, an acrylic original by Lois Stipp, and much more. Come on in and see what we have! Any questions please call Betty (2275) or Leonor (2894), M-F (9-5) or email leonor.jacobson@gmail.com. Thanks for your interest and support of our gardening endeavors. From the Wellness Gardeners

Peaine Township Board Meeting, July 9, 2014

Video of the meeting by Kaylyn Jones

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Joan Vyse's Memorial Service

Joan Vyse's memorial service will be on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm at St. James' Episcopal Church. Light refreshments to follow.

Watercolor Class Schedule and Sign-up for September 8-12


September will bring watercolor artist Sharon Long to Beaver Island once again. With a generous mini-grant from Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association helping the community, the class fees have been reduced this year. Half-day sessions will cost $45 and full day sessions will be $90. The fees include 3 hour or six hour lessons including all supplies. There is a limit in class size due to her  teaching style Those of you who have taken classes with Sharon previously are urged to sign up by emailing me as soon as possible. New students need to be aware that the beginning of the week, Monday-Wednesday (Sept 8-10), will be more intensive class instruction (perfect for beginners), especially morning time sessions. The afternoons and latter week days (Thursday and Friday), are generally more relaxed creative time for individualized help, as well as intermediate and advanced artists participation. As a bonus (weather permitting) Sharon will be giving a photo walk on Sunday Sept 7th to teach you about using the lens as an artist's eye. This is free of charge to all class enrollees. Please go to sharin2art.com/blog for a look at her work. If you know you can participate in the classes or have any questions, please email me at leonor.jacobson@gmail.com. I will get back with you about scheduling after July 10th. Have a wonderful summer!!

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


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