Perry J. "Budger" Palmer, 76, of Beaver Island, passed away Friday, August 6, 2010, at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Memorial mass will be 11:30 Saturday, August 21, 2010, at Holy Cross Church on Beaver Island. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Perry was born December 19, 1933, to Clarence and Lorraine (Boyle) Palmer. In 1953, Perry joined the US Army, and served for two years in Field Communications in Germany. Upon returning home he joined the National Maritime Union based in Detroit, and sailed the Great Lakes until he retired to Beaver Island.
Perry enjoyed playing and listening to old time country music.
Perry is survived by his sisters, Virginia Palmer of Hayward, Calif, Evelyn (Tom) Oleksy of Charlevoix, Roberta Palmer of Traverse City, Mary Ann Ferguson of Petoskey; brothers, Edward (Mary) Palmer of Beaver Island, Russell Palmer of Traverse City; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Grace and Irene, and brother, Robert.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Cross Cemetery.
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Did you know that if you are over 60 and either a seasonal or year round resident of Beaver Island that you may be eligible for senior services from the Charlevoix Commission on Aging?
An individual, according to Jack Messer, Director of the Charlevoix Commission on Aging, needs only to demonstrate that they need assistance leaving the house.
On July 26, 2010, the Beaver Island Human Services Commission hosted a public meeting with representatives from island organizations, members of government, and interested individuals to discuss homebound senior services with Jack Messer. Topics of discussion included recent changes to the by-laws and the advisory role of the COA commissioners. Mr. Messer went on to clarify COA roles in the community regarding hospice, emergency communication devices for seniors, senior housing project initiative, homebound food services, and RN medication management. Of particular interest was the lack of coverage for bathing and housekeeping during vacation of our one qualified care giver. Jack Messer stated that 2 weeks without homecare such as assistance is not to be unexpected. He commented that the Commission on Aging is not a medical model but a social model. He stated that he based his view of home services much as conservationists do, where you address the “greatest need for the greatest numbers”. Inconsistencies in county services were pointed out that require the COA to function as a safety net on the island for our elderly, one of those being that the Visiting Nurses Association of the Northwest Community Public Health Agency, which services all of Charlevoix County but does not service Beaver Island making discharge planning from mainland hospitals difficult. A cooperative partnership agreement was discussed between the BI Rural Health Center and COA and will be explored. The BIRHC attorney submitted a document for review to aid in the development of such an agreement. Lack of communication between COA and the island community was pointed out as an on-going issue and the hope was that better communication, to year round and seasonal residents, could improve services and assist COA with caring for our home bound elderly in a more supportive and efficient manner.
Previous meetings with Charlevoix County human and health service agencies took place in January of 2010 with a gap analysis of County services to Beaver Island produced. Examples of those gaps includes: Home Care and Aging Services from the Health Department, COA RN Medication management, foot care, and a tax preparer for seniors. In addition, a letter was sent in June to the Charlevoix County Commissioners from the township supervisors and the Human Services Commission requesting homecare services during extended absences of our one time care provider.
Minutes of this meeting can be found on-line under the Beaver Island Human Services website: www.peaine.org If you have any further questions, Ann Partridge can be reached for Meals-on-Wheels comments at: 448-2022, Donna Kubic from the BI Rural Health Center has received funding from the United Way for the purpose of assisting elderly homebound: 448-2275, Commission on Aging, Jack Messer at (866) 428-5185, or forward comments to Pam Grassmick for the Human Services Commission: 448-2314.
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A phone call was received on Friday evening, August 20, 2010, from Jack Messer, Director of the Charlevoix Commission on Aging. Jack Messer stated that there were inaccuracies in the above statement from the HSC. He also stated his disappointment with this summary of the meeting and he indicated that it was not a fair summary, that it put undue negativity on those working hard on the island and the mainland with the COA, and that he did not wish to jump into this dialogue due to its tone. He further stated that he would seek some counsel from some island people (he did not suggest whom) before he sent anything for this website..
Beware out there, this beneficial insect may be helping....
Sunset over Trout Island
At a soccer camp this week, the students of the Beaver Island Community School were learning some new methods of offense and defense from Clive Wilkinson from Ontario, CA. Clive has been coming to Beaver Island for many, many years. He coaches a girls' soccer team in Ontario.
Soccer preparation......Clive Wilkinson and Matt Ritchie, BICS soccer coach.......students working hard in the scrimmage
The runners asked for more Beaver Island scenery and downtown merchants asked for a little less road disruption. “We hope the new 13.1 mile Boston Marathon qualifying course makes everyone happy,” said Chamber of Commerce Director Steve West. The course was developed by Ron Suffolk of Good Boy Events, the marathon promoter.
The September 4th Beaver Island Marathon starts at 8:00 AM at the Public Beach. Nearly all one half marathon competitors will conclude the event by 10:00 AM and many full marathon runners will finish by 10:30.
The course is not closed to vehicle traffic. Island drivers are asked to avoid using the course roads between 8:00 and 10:30 AM on Saturday September 4th.
Kay Charter had some interesting things to say about the relationship between deer browse lines and the effects on the bird population. This lady is very knowledgeable and was personable and very free-flowing with information, very willing to share her knowledge. When asked about when she may do another presentation, it was suggested that could happen next summer.
Does it have to be birds versus deer? The answer is absolutely NOT.
Fawn standing there curious about this vehicle.........Eagle at Gull Harbor frightened by walkers on the trail
Osprey growing up....seldom in the nest...adults almost never there
Deer versus turkey in Dorothy Willis' yard
Editorial by Joe Moore
There are lots of ideas flowing out of 26450 West Carlisle Road, but all of them take money. Beaver Island Internet Radio is one of those ideas. There are so many things that could be broadcast over the Internet using a radio format; local soccer, volleybal, and basketball games; homecoming softball games; marathon and other running events; birding excursions; osprey watch; township meetings; other local government meetings; announcements; advertisements; and much more. This idea would take some money to accomplish, but could also be an excellent way for people to find out what's going on here on Beaver Island.
Video commercials much like you see on the Internet (for most of the local businesses) could also be an excellent idea. The list of flowing ideas seems to be never ending from this location, but the financial situation completely eliminates most experiments with these ideas. If Beaver Island News on the 'Net could entice some more of the local businesses to advertise and subscribe, there might be some more money available for this kind of experimenting. So here is a challenge to those businesses that do subscribe and advertise: If you like what you see, if you know that customers use BINN to point them to your business, if you enjoy the News on the 'Net with pictures and video, you might try telling that to some of the other businesses on Beaver Island and in Charlevoix.
There is an undeniable opportunity to help promote Beaver Island by using some of the ideas mentioned above. More than four hunded people viewed one of the clips on the Internet at http://beaverislandnews.com without subscribing. Forty to fifty have viewed the clips of the latest St. James meeting and an equal number of those viewed portions of the Peaine meeting. the interest seems quite obvious. There are those that would like to view things happening on Beaver Island in a video format.
One business that is no longer a subscriber received more than three thousand hits on their business card which directed the Internet surfer to that business's website duing just three months in the summer in 2009. Some get hundreds of visitors in the off season as well. In the month of July 2010 there were 6213 visits to this website, viewing 14,622 pages, viewing 212, 918 files, with 407, 526 hits. This website is the number one listing when typing in "beaver island news" or a variant on Google, Yahoo, and Bing search engines. Where else on the Internet or anywhere are you going to be able to watch the BIHS Music on the Porch, Baroque on Beaver's five day concert series, of watch the St. James and Peaine local government in action?
So, what are you businesses waiting for, send me an email and let me know that you're willing to pass on the positive things and are willing to support some of these good ideas.
Wednesday Aug. 18th, we'll have Happy Hour Music, from 5:30 to 7pm. The Five Leaf Clover Band will be playing their Irish best!
Thursday Aug. 19th, our apologies for not having ribs. We will take one dollar off all dinner entree's.
Friday & Saturday Aug. 20th & 21st, our Yellow Lake Perch will be available, along with our full menu! ALSO...
FANASTIC MUSIC by JASON, NICK & Co. They play all over Michigan, and have a GREAT repertoire of Rock, Oldies, Country, Irish and more...AND they take requests! Fantastic Fun to be had starting at 9pm both Friday & Saturday night!
Sunday Aug. 22nd. Our Bloody Mary Bar & Complimentary Hot Dogs All Day!
Please join us,
Marilyn & Liam Racine
Although some might say that it's too early to consider August as part of the fall, the end of the Summer Men's Golf League brought on a need to continue to play golf in a competitive format. Following last year's model, Buck Ridgeway organized the fall golf league and has continue to use the handicap format of the summer league. There are eight, two-man teams competing in the fall league.
S=Score for last competition, P=total points earned in last competition, T.P.= Total points earned in league play, T.S. = Total score for two weeks, S. AVE.=team stroke average
|2||Jeff & Ryan||37||10||27||73||36.50|
|1||Ron & Bob||32||18||25||71||35.50|
|3||Larry & Joe||37||8||21||75||37.50|
|6||Bob E.-Ron S.||42||3||6||85||42.50|
As the table show, Jeff Mestelle and Ryan Smith have moved into first place, followed closely by Ron Wojan and Bob Simpson with only a two point difference in total points. Joe Moore and Buck Ridgeway are one point behind the second place team with Frank Solle and John Runberg one point behind the third place team. Any team could move into first place after two weeks of fall league competition. The first and second place teams will play on next Wednesday's golf night and should provide an interesting change in positions unless they split the twenty points possible right down the middle.
It was a beautiful, but windy day on the Beaver Island Golf Course. The mixed teams were all anxious to get started. The temperature was down from the 80's and the humididty made the round of golf much, much more comfortable. Several of the teams mentioned being worn out from the golf outing the day before in the hot and humid weather for the BIRHC Golf Outing.
There was a little mix-up in the rules by a couple of teams. Two teams played using "scramble" rules instead of the "Pinehurst" rules. These two teams were disqualified from placing in the outing. It's an easy mistake to make, particularly since the day before in the BIRHC golf outing, everyone was playing by the "scramble" rules.
This makes the two teams tied for second place actually tied for first place. Bob Simpson and Nel Worsfold shot a 44 total score for their nine hole round of golf. Playing with them, Joe Moore and Annette Dashielle shot a 42, but get 2 strokes added since they have won the mixed outing twice in a row prior to today. A play-off will take place at a later time to determine the winner of this mixed golf outing.
Fourteen four person teams signed up to play in the Health Center Golf Outing on August 14, 2010, The outing began at 1 p.m. and was followed by a picnic catered by the Shamrock. There were two kinds of chicken halves, one roasted and one barbequed; baked beans; potato salad; cole slaw; and a plenty of desserts. Those playing in the hot muggy afternoon sun really appreciated the food and drink provided. What a wonderful outing it was!
Of the fourteen teams there were eight all-men teams, two all-women teams, and four mixed teams. The winner of the women's first place was the team consisting of Doris Larsen, Nel Worsfold, Ruth Igo, and Annette Dashielle. The winner of the mixed team first place was Rick and Kathy Blalock and Ed and Willy Welter. There was a tie for first place between two of the men's teams which caused a playoff that took three holes to determine the winner.
Larry Roy's team thought they had it won with this excellent chip shot by Carl Evans, but...
Jeff Mestelle's team wouldn't give in. A nice chip and a putt make by Chuck Carpenter required a second playoff hole.
Three of Jeff's team members' drives were good on hole number two.
The teams tied again on hole number two.
At this point, Jeff Mestelle told the other team that he had kicked Chuck Carpenter off his team because he missed a putt. In actuality, Chuck Carpenter needed to go to work at the Shamrock for an expected busy Saturday night. This put the Mestelle team at a disadvantage with only three players against four.
Driving on playoff hole number three....
A nice chip shot by Larry's team and a missed putt by Jeff's team and the decision of winner was made.
The winners were Larry Roy, Carl Evans, Dave Grimm, and Tom Proben.
The second place team was Jeff Mestelle, Ryan Smith, Ernie Martin, and Chuck Carpenter. The scores that caused the playoff were amazingly low. After a two stroke handicap, the scores were tied at an amazing nine hole score of five under par. This actually meant that Larry Roy's team shot a round of seven under par. This means seven birdies and two pars. What an amazing round this must have been!
AMVETS Post 46 is pleased to award this years $1,000 scholarship to Patrick Cull. At the meeting the members stated they wished we could have awarded all those who submitted a request as they were all well written.
Steve Boyle, Ray Matela, and Richie O'Donnell were laying the bricks for the sidewalks down on Paradise Bay at the Veteran's Memorial site. The temperature outside at 9:30 a.m. is 77 degrees, and the relative humidity has to be quite high also, but work they will to get this memorial completed. How long will they continue to work? That probably will be answered with a "when its done or we're too exhausted to continue." If you haven't helped out the AMVETS Post 46, the Beaver Island AMVETS, then please help out in any way you can.
The Staff and the Board of the Beaver Island Rural Health Center want to thank all who voted for our millage renewal on August 3rd . It passed by a margin of almost three to one.
We appreciate your support and will continue to do everything we can to provide high quality, cost effective, and compassionate health care to all who live on and visit Beaver Island.
BIRHC Board President
For the first time the Health Center Car Raffle drawing will take place at the Beaver Island Lodge at 7:30 PM on Monday, September 6, 2010. Tickets are on sale at the Health Center and McDonough's Market. Please be sure to get your ticket as every dollar raised by the raffle goes directly to supporting the daily operating costs of the Health Center.
Thanks to all who have already bought tickets and to Sally Lounsberry, Sharon Cole, Adam Richards, and McDonough's Staff for helping board members sell tickets!
This was a very nice addition to the softball tournament beginning. Bob Tidmore made a short mention of the AMVETS who are no long with us and have passed away. Bob Hoogendoorn offered up a prayer. A flag was raised. Danielle Cary sang the National Anthem. You can see it by watching this video clip.
First off, the Beaver Island District Library would like to thank those who voted “YES” on our millage proposal! Thank you so very much for realizing the value of libraries, especially in this economy. Your local library is the one stop place for free reading material, videos, computers, puzzles, etc. Thank you!
July was a busy month for the Beaver Island District Library and things haven't slowed down yet. Just a quick comparison of June and July:
Stop in and check out Frank Solle's photographs that are in the display case. Bring your kids Wednesday mornings at 10:30 for Story Time with Mrs. Connie Wojan. Bring your lunch and sit in the memorial garden while using your laptop. Our WiFi is on 24/7 and can be used from both the front and back of the building. There are electrical outlets in the garden area behind the benches.
Flying off the shelves this month have been Steig Larsson's trilogy, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire , and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest ; The Help by Kathryn Stockett; Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert; The Rembrandt Affair, by Daniel Silva; War by Sebastian Junger just to name a few. New videos are: Diary of a Whimpy Kid; Jesse Stone: No Remorse; Avatar; The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo; Men Who Stare at Goats; and many more.
Don't forget that the library now has a website at http://beaverisland.michlibrary.org There is no www. in the address. You can search our card catalog and reserve book there provided you have a current library card. There are links to many, many places for adults and kids, for those doing research, for homework help, or for just playing games. Check it out!
Video by Britta Cieslak
Beaver Island: 8-6-2010 - 11:45 AM
A NEW Beaver Island Marathon course has been certified as a Boston Marathon qualifier
On September 4th runners from around the nation will descend upon Beaver Island to run the Second Annual Beaver Island Marathon. We have runners from 15 different states coming from as far away as California, Texas and Utah; my guess is most if not all have never been to Beaver Island previously.
This year we are certifying a new course as a Boston Marathon qualifier; one that may be a bit more complex than last years’ route. To insure that all runners are safe and pleased with their decision to participate, we are asking for volunteers to lend a hand. The following assistance is needed:
· Road Marshalls or Pointers at the following locations
o King's Hwy & Bonner
o Donegal Bay & Back Hwy
o Indian Point and Font Lake
o Gull Harbor/Lake Driveo Allen’s Lakeview/Blue Spruce
Road Marshalls would be in place from 8:00AM until approximately 12:00 cheering and pointing the way for the marathon runners.
Also, If you have a home, cottage or room to rent that is not listed on the Chamber of Commerce web site please contact us and we will try to send a runner your way.
Help is also needed with registration, at the finish line and with food service.
If you can help, please contact us at Good Boy Events. Thanks for Your consideration.
Ron Suffolk - (248) 446-1315 - email@example.com
Bryan Casper visited the Island with his helicopter this week as well. This helicopter has been his dream for a long time. A few Islanders got a ride in the helo this week as well.
(From the IJNR website)
This short-course fellowship will be a refresher program open only to applicants who are alumni of one of IJNR's nine prior Great Waters Institutes. IJNR intends to select dozens of alumni to participate in this fellowship, which will be focused on island ecosystems of the Great Lakes.
Because of their remoteness and inaccessibility, island ecosystems in the Great Lakes region are often overlooked. Yet these fragile ecosystems have vital environmental roles. IJNR's journey to the Beaver Islands Archipelago in northern Lake Michigan will attempt to put the ecological importance of island ecosystems into a broader, Basin-wide perspective. Programming will emphasize conditions, practices and problems that are common among islands throughout the Great Lakes region. The fellowship will be headquartered at the Central Michigan University Biological Station on Beaver Island.
Themes and Issues to Examine:
Traverse City, Michigan, will serve as the start and end point for this program, but Fellows will spend most of their time on the Beaver Islands. This ecologically rich and remote area faces significant environmental issues that resonate throughout the Great Lakes region. The Beaver Islands are positioned at the front line of many Great Lakes ecological battles—ranging from fishery-management challenges and exotic-species invasions to a controversial cormorant colony and ongoing development pressures. At the same time, the archipelago's shallow waters and smattering of tiny islands serve as incubators for everything from small mouth bass to the endangered piping plover. In meetings with scientists from the Michigan DNR's Charlevoix Research Station, journalists will examine the latest trends affecting the aquatic food web and the distinctive contributions that shallow reefs and sunken islands make to local and regional fish production.
During the program, IJNR will conduct tours (by boat and on foot) of a wide variety of field sites, where the group will explore several ecological issues, aided by panel discussions and relaxed conversations with regional scientists and local residents. This program will feature presentations by local, regional and international experts on island ecosystems.
Plan on attending September 16th , from 2pm-7pm at Gregg Fellowship Hall. There will be many on- and off-island organizations present to provide you with information that can help you physically, financially, emotionally, and spiritually.
To name just a few:
In addition to the many other organizations, we plan on making sure that you do not leave empty-handed. And children and teens are as welcome as adults. There will be much for them to see and hear too, as well as games, brain-teasers, and an obstacle course!
Our district library has chosen Frank Solle for the local artist to feature for this month. Frank is a local photographer and poet. His art will be featured at the Beaver Island District Library until mid-August.
Frank Solle said, "The library is a hub of activity throughout the year and I think this is a great way to give notice to the many talented and creative people living here. I feel quite honored to be asked to display some of my work and look forward to seeing many other wonderful exhibits over time.
And with that in mind I'd like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the upcoming Art Show during Museum Week. Housed in the Gregg Fellowship Hall July 21-23, there is a tremendous collection of art on display and for sale each and every year. A portion of each sale goes to support the Historical Society as well. See you there."
Here's some samples of the photos on display, a couple chapbook covers, and the broadside of 'Sandhills on the Fen'.
Photos: Yacht Club, Waugonshanse Light, Tree Chair
Books and Poetry
There is still a lot of anger and disagreement over the township airport, and this surfaced in this July 14th meeting. There were a few other issues that are of importance and interest to not only Peaine Township residents here. You can view video of the entire meeting by clicking the link below:
Beaver Island Rural Health Center with
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A vaccine has been developed that can prevent you from developing shingles. The Herpes zoster vaccine was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States in 2006. Call the Beaver Island Rural Health Center 448-2275 if you qualify for the free vaccine and make an appointment.
Donna Kubic, RN, Managing Director
To make an appointment for a Wellness Screening, call the BI Rural Health Center - 448-2275
You can schedule a screening Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm , or after hours upon request. Beaver Island Health Wellness Screening Program is designed to emphasize the benefits of preventive medicine .
from Donna Kubic, RN, Managing Director
The Beaver Island Rural Health Center is raffling off a 2010 Crystal Red Metallic Chevrolet Cobalt. It comes loaded: cruise control, air conditioning, an AM/FM/CD player, keyless entry, remote start, all season tires, front and side airbags, a 2.2L, 4 cylinder 155 hp engine and automatic transmission. Tickets are $100 and are available at the Health Center, McDonough's Market and from any board member. A maximum of 600 will be sold.
Thanks to all who bought “Early Bird” tickets. The winner of the $1000 Early Bird Prize was Sally Lounsberry. The car drawing will once again take place on Labor Day, but at a new location: The Beaver Island Lodge at 7:30 PM. All proceeds from the raffle will go directly to supplementing the Health Center's operating budget.
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