B. I. News on the 'Net, August 21-27, 2017

Mass from Holy Cross

August 26, 2017

A large number of parishioners attended Saturday night Mass for the special thank you to Father John Paul for his time working with us here on Beaver Island at the Holy Cross Catholic Church. The Mass was special in that a large number of people were wearing the special t-shirts that said, "God is Good, All the Time," in the front of the shirt, and "Holy Cross Catholic Church, Beaver Island, Michigan." Father John Paul was surprised and quite pleased.

View pictures of the Mass HERE

After Mass, all attendees gathered outside the church for a picture of all those that were present. Father John Paul was also surprised that there was a special dinner in his honor at the Parish Hall.

The attendees for the Mass and the dinner

Father John Paul, Joe Moore, Deaocn Jim Siler

View a gallery of pictures of the gathering outside of church HERE

After the pictures outside the church, all headed over to the Holy Cross Parish Hall for Father John Paul's special dinner of thank-you for his service to our parish here on the island.

View a gallery of pictures inside the hall HERE

View video of the Mass HERE

View short video of the dinner below:


What Did You Say 34

By Joe Moore

One of the interesting things about teaching in the EMS areas including EMT and Medical First Responder courses as well as the many other specialties surrounding EMS is that there are those that want to stick with what they have learned previously, there are those that want to move forward based upon something they have read, and there are those that believe that EMS providers are required to follow the State of Michigan and medical control authority protocols.  Sometimes, this produces a situation in which people disagree.  Sometimes this makes some get angry that their way is not being followed.  Sometimes, this can cause disagreements in the field on the scene of an emergency.  Sometimes, this can cause some to refuse to attend the training and continuing education sessions or cause them not to finish these sessions.

Read the rest of the story HERE

Flag Disposal Ceremony

On Sunday, September 3, 2017, at 3:00 PM,  AMVETS Post 46 and the Beaver Island Friends of Veterans will have a flag disposal ceremony at the Hartle home (known as the stone house)  on the harbor near the lighthouse.  The public is invited and there will be hotdogs and hamburgers provided. The public is invited to the ceremony and the meal afterwards.  Damaged flags can be taken to the bank or given to any AMVETS or Beaver Island Friends of Veterans members.  Again, the public is invited.

Phyllis' Daily Weather

August 26, 2017

The majority of the family is leaving today. It's bitter-sweet. They now have lives far away from the island and don't get home often. He's still sleeping, but our son wrote this a couple hours ago about coming home and I'm sharing it as I know that most of you wouldn't see it otherwise. He has covered it perfectly:

"Funny the things you forget when you are away. It's 4am of my last night in my hometown. A meandering reflection of rememberings...

The islands curl upward at their edges- some seem to float entirely. The say it's an atmospheric phenomenon- I think it's probably magic.

The church bells ring. Clara's clock makes the same chiming chorus while monsters growl and beasts wail upstairs and down. Some might call it my family snoring, it's other-worldly, but the bells quiet them all on the hour.

Dick Burris and my grandma both got their smiles and attitudes from the same ethereal factory where strength and gentleness are bound in proper proportion. You might say it was just the era they were born in or some other nonsense- I think it's probably magic too.

I remembered people waving at everyone, but I don't remember people saying, "Love you." so much. It takes you aback. Sincerity can be startling.

Time isn't constant, it starts slow and exponentially rockets you forward. It's like each moment a grain of sand, and you only have two hands to thust into the beach. They sand slips faster the harder you grip. I wanted more moments with you, and you, and you... Some grains of sand stick to your fingers, while others you just can't catch- yet.

And so, I'll wave and tell you, "I love you." I'll try to carry that Smile from Home to home. Soon the beasts and chimes of night will turn to laughter and frantic searches for hot black coffee. I'll try to grab a few more grains of sand before the edges of my island home curl, and float into the cirrus feathers of my memory.

I live faraway. Part of me is always here, and part of here is always with me. Some might say I'm being sentimental, but I think noticing the good just might be magic as well.
Until we meet again..."

Perfect, wasn't it? On to the weather....

Right now we have clear skies, 56°, wind is at 4 mph from the SE, humidity is at 81%, pressure is rising from 30.27 inches, visibility is 9.4 miles, UV index rating for noon today is high at 6, pollen levels for today are medium-high at 9.5, the top allergens are ragweed, chenopods, and nettle.
TODAY: Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. Light winds.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Northeast winds at 10 mph shifting to the southeast after midnight. Gusts up to 25 mph.
MARINE REPORT: Small Craft Advisory in effect from late tonight through late Sunday night
TODAY: Light winds becoming north 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Sunny. Waves 2 feet or less
TONIGHT: Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves around 3 feet.

ON THIS DATE of August 26, 1498 - Michelangelo was commissioned to make the "Pieta." From mentalfloss.com comes these 15 things you might not have known about the Pietà:

1. "A French cardinal commissioned it for his own funeral.
French cardinal Jean de Billheres, who served the church in Rome, wanted to be remembered long after he'd died. To achieve this goal, he hired Michelangelo to make a memorial for his tomb that would capture a scene that was popular in Northern European art at the time: the tragic moment of the Virgin Mary taking Jesus down from the cross.

Actually, that undersells de Billheres’s request. Michelangelo's exact job description for the project was to create "the most beautiful work of marble in Rome, one that no living artist could better." While other sculptors might have balked at such an intense demand, Michelangelo was confident he could complete such a task. The Pietà is considered by many to be his greatest work, besting even David and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

2. After more than 200 years, the Pietà was moved to St. Peter's Basilica.
The Late Renaissance church houses the religious monument within the first chapel to the right of its entrance. There, countless Vatican City tourists have viewed it. You can visit it virtually here.

3. Michelangelo carved it from a single slab of marble.
Specifically, he used Carrara marble, a white and blue stone named for the Italian region where it is mined. It's been a favorite medium of sculptors since the days of Ancient Rome.

4. Pietà is the only work Michelangelo every signed.
If you look closely, the sculptor’s signature can be found across Mary's chest. Sixteenth century art historian Giorgi Vasari told the tale of how Michelangelo made his mark:

One day Michelagnolo [sic], entering the place where it was set up, found there a great number of strangers from Lombardy, who were praising it highly, and one of them asked one of the others who had done it, and he answered, 'Our Gobbo from Milan.' Michelagnolo stood silent, but thought it something strange that his labors should be attributed to another; and one night he shut himself in there, and, having brought a little light and his chisels, carved his name upon it.

Michelangelo later regretted the vanity of this act, and resolved never to sign another piece of his work.

5. The piece made Michelangelo famous when he was only 24.
Thanks in part to putting his name in plain sight on the Pietà, Michelangelo's reputation grew as the public's love of the statue did. The artist lived to the age of 88, enjoying decades of acclaim and appreciation for his works.

6. The sculpture has been criticized for Michelangelo's depiction of Mary.
Some church observers sneered that the artist made her look too youthful to have a son who was 33 years old, as Jesus was believed to be at his death. Michelangelo defended this choice to his biographer Ascanio Condivi:

Do you not know that chaste women stay fresh much more than those who are not chaste? How much more in the case of the Virgin, who had never experienced the least lascivious desire that might change her body?

7. It’s a mash-up of sculpting styles.
Michelangelo has long been praised for marrying Renaissance ideals of classical beauty with poses that favored naturalism. Another nod to Renaissance influence is a structure that ultimately resembles a pyramid, formed by Mary's head, flowing down her arms and to the bottoms of her robes.

8. Mary's robes hide a creative compromise.
If you look closely, you can see that Mary's head is a bit too small for her very large body. When designing Mary's measurements, Michelangelo could not impose realistic proportions and have her cradle her adult son as he envisioned. So, he had to make her—the statue's support—oversized. To play down this poetic license on her form, Michelangelo carved out sheets of gentle draping garments, camouflaging Mary's true fullness.

9. The Pietà was brutally attacked.
Michelangelo had a habit of shouting at his sculptures and even occasionally lashing out at them with his tools. But it was an unemployed geologist from Hungary who won infamy on Pentecost Sunday of 1972 by leaping over the railings at St. Peter's Basilica to attack the Pietà with a hammer. With 12 blows, Laszlo Toth knocked off Mary's left arm, snapped off the tip of her nose, and damaged her cheek and left eye.

10. Its destruction was not deemed a criminal offense.
The authorities chose not to criminally prosecute Toth for his destruction of the priceless work of art. However, a Rome court deemed him "a socially dangerous person," and committed the man to a mental hospital for two years. After he was released, Toth was deported.

11. Its restoration was a matter of debate.
When a work of art is damaged in this way, its exhibitors are forced to debate what's best—leaving it as it is (like Cleveland's The Thinker that was mangled in a bombing) or altering the original to restore it. The Vatican heard three arguments on this matter.

The first declared that the Pietà's damage was now a part of its meaning, speaking to the violence of our modern age. Others proposed that the sculpture be repaired, but with visible seams as a reminder of this grave assault. Ultimately, a seamless restoration was chosen, with the goal of making it impossible for observers to know that Toth had even touched Michelangelo's masterpiece.

Master craftsmen picked through the 100 bits of marble broken off of the Pietà and puzzled them back together. In a makeshift lab built around the statue, these workers spent five months identifying pieces as small as fingernails. Next, they used an invisible glue and marble powder to affix the pieces back onto the Pietà and filled any gaps with replacement pieces. And once the integral restoration was completed, the final step was securing the restored work behind bulletproof glass.

13. This was not the first time it was behind bulletproof glass.
In 1964, the Vatican loaned the Pietà to the United States, where it was displayed as part of the 1964 New York World's Fair. To ensure the safety of this statue, organizers erected a barrier of seven massive sheets of plexiglass that collectively weighed more than 4900 pounds. Then, to make sure crowds would safely pass by the sculpture, conveyor belt-style mobile walkways were installed.

14. The Pietà's attack had an unexpected silver lining.
During its diligent restoration, workers discovered a secret signature on the piece. Hidden in the folds of Mary's left hand was a subtle "M" believed to stand for Michelangelo.

15. Michelangelo’s Model for The Pietà may have been discovered.
In November 2010, American art historian Roy Doliner claimed that a restored 12-inch statue from the late 15th century is a long-misidentified Michelangelo piece that served as the test run for his Pietà. The small sculpture of Mary and Jesus was previously attributed to celebrated 15th century sculptor Andrea Bregno. But Doliner believes this piece was a sort of proof of concept given to cardinal de Billheres to secure the commission."

DID YOU KNOW THAT a group of frogs is called an army?

WORD OF THE DAY: funster (JUHN-ster) which means a person who creates or seeks fun, as a comedian or reveler. The origin of the English suffix -ster, as in funster, is the Old English suffix -estre, which was used to form feminine agent nouns corresponding to masculine agent nouns in -ere, e.g., bæcere “baker” and bæcestre “female baker” (the source of the family name Baxter). Even in Old English the suffix -estre was used to form masculine agent nouns; thus we have today the doublets weaver (with the masculine suffix) and, with the originally feminine suffix, the archaic agent noun webster (source of the family name Webster). By the late 16th century, the suffix -ster acquired a humorous or disparaging sense, as in rhymester (along with the neutral youngster). Punster dates from the end of the 17th century and may have been the model for funster. The suffix nowadays is mostly humorous or disparaging as in gangster (late 19th century), the model for bankster, which also dates from the late 19th century. Funster entered English in the late 18th century.

Impossible Dream Trip

by Dick Burris

Impossible Dream Trip
By Richard Burris
SCUBA North of Traverse City Michigan offered a dive trip to the Bahamas. I, and like twelve others, from Traverse City, signed up for it. We loaded our gear and clothes into the bus that was going to take us to Dalia Florida, where we would board the dive boat. We would later pick up about the same amount from Illinois as we went through on the way south.

Read the story HERE

BICS versus Maplewood

August 24, 2017

To help Maplewood Baptist get in some games with our Lady Islanders, the season had to begin a little early this year. The Maplewood team came in on the ferry boat, played its double match against Beaver Island, and left on the late boat. This was there decision to come by boat instead of flying to the island, spending the night, and playing the second match the next morning.

The Lady Islander team played well, but were simply outgunned by Maplewood. There were some very good volleys and some wonderful saves by the island team, but they lost both matches. The high point was the second game because the Lady Islanders won that game. BINN took lots of pictures, live streamed the two matches, and recorded the games as well.

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View video of the games here

Time Out

by Cindy Ricksgers

Phyllis' Daily Weather

August 25, 2017

Last full day with the WA part of the family (and the South Lyons part, and the Wyoming part, and the Grand Marais part). Hopefully they have had a relaxing and fun vacation. We've loved having them all back on the island. If only the weather had been a bit warmer, however it's suppose to be in the high 80's for them when they get back to WA.

We're also wishing all those in the path of the incoming hurricane safety.

Right now on the island we have clear skies, 54°, wind is at 9 mph from the NW, humidity is at 81%, pressure is rising from 30.19 inches. visibility is 9.5 miles, the UV levels are high for noon today at 6, the current pollen levels are medium-high at 9.4, the top allergens are ragweed, chenopods, and nettle. TODAY: Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Light winds.
TONIGHT: Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Light winds.
TODAY: Northwest wind 5 to 10 knots. Clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT: Light winds. Clear. Waves 2 feet or less.

ON THIS DATE of August 25, 1916 - The National Park Service was established as part of the U.S. Department of the Interior. From wikipedia:

National parks and national monuments in the United States were originally individually managed under the auspices of the Department of the Interior. The movement for an independent agency to oversee these federal lands was spearheaded by business magnate and conservationist Stephen Mather, as well as J. Horace McFarland. With the help of journalist Robert Sterling Yard, Mather ran a publicity campaign for the Department of the Interior. They wrote numerous articles that praised the scenic and historic qualities of the parks and their possibilities for educational, inspirational, and recreational benefits. This campaign resulted in the creation of a National Park Service. On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill that mandated the agency "to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." Mather became the first director of the newly formed NPS.

On March 3, 1933, President Herbert Hoover signed the Reorganization Act of 1933. The act would allow the President to reorganize the executive branch of the United States government. It wasn't until later that summer when the new President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, made use of this power. Deputy Director Horace M. Albright had suggested to President Roosevelt that the historic sites from the American Civil War should be managed by the National Park Service, rather than the War Department. President Roosevelt agreed and issued two Executive orders to make it happen. These two executive orders not only transferred to the National Park Service all the War Department historic sites, but also the national monuments managed by the Department of Agriculture and the parks in and around the capital, which had been run by an independent office.

In 1951, Conrad Wirth became director of the National Park Service and went to work on bringing park facilities up to the standards that the public expected. The demand for parks after the end of the World War II had left the parks overburdened with demands that could not be met. In 1952, with the support of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, he began Mission 66, a ten-year effort to upgrade and expand park facilities for the 50th anniversary of the Park Service. New parks were added to preserve unique resources and existing park facilities were upgraded and expanded.

In 1966, as the Park Service turned 50 years old, emphasis began to turn from just saving great and wonderful scenery and unique natural features to making parks accessible to the public. Director George Hartzog began the process with the creation of the National Lakeshores and then National Recreation Areas.

DID YOU KNOW THAT the word 'Strengths' is the longest word in the English language with just one vowel?

WORD OF THE DAY incogitant (in-KOJ-i-tuh nt) which means thoughtless; inconsiderate or not having the faculty of thought.
Analyzing the composition of incogitant is a little tricky. The Latin negative prefix in- is clear enough (it is related to English un-); the participial ending -ant will be familiar to those who know French or Latin; and many will be familiar with the French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes’ (1596–1650) statement cōgitō ergō sum (“I think therefore I am”). The Latin verb cōgitāre “to think” can be broken down further to co-, a variant of com-, here used as an intensive suffix, and the verb agitāre “to set in motion, drive” (the co- and the a- of agitāre contract into a long ō). Agitāre is a frequentative verb (at least in form) formed from the simple verb agree “to drive (animals), do, make.” Incogitant entered English in the 17th century.

An Amazing Night of Music

August 23, 2017

With family on the island this week, Phillip Michael Moore was looking for an opportunity to play so music. He had no luck asking around for the chance, but it took someone else to step up to the plate and make the arrangements for the Wednesday night music night at the Beachcomber. The place was completely packed. The music performers had never met before. Joey Spina and Mike Moore (as he is know on the island) got together last night and the combination was absolutely perfect. All kinds of music was performed from polka to Louis Armstrong to AC/DC, and many other styles. It truly was an amazing of music!

Phillip Michael Moore........Joey Spina

Richie Gillespie.......Jessica Moore

View video of the early part of the night HERE

Phyllis' Daily Weather

August 24, 2017

Partly cloudy this morning, 56°, wind is at 12 mph from the NW humidity is at 85%, pressure is rising from 30.04 inches, visibility is 10+ miles, UV index for Beaver Island at noon today is high at 6, pollen levels at high at 9.8, and the top allergens are ragweed, nettle, and chenopods.
TODAY: Partly sunny. ,Isolated rain showers in the morning. Highs in the mid 60s. North winds at 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.
TONIGHT: Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. North winds at 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.
TODAY: North wind 10 to 15 knots. Gusts up to 20 knots early in the morning then 20 knots early in the evening. Isolated showers early in the morning. Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT: North wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Clear. Waves 2 feet or less.

ON THIS DATE of August 24, 0079 - Mount Vesuvius erupted killing approximately 20,000 people. The cities of Pompeii, Stabiae and Herculaneum were buried in volcanic ash.

From history.com:
Mount Vesuvius near Pompeii, Italy, begins to erupt on this day in the year 79; within the next 25 hours, it wipes out the entire town. Hundreds of years later, archaeologists excavated Pompeii and found everything and everyone that had been there that day perfectly preserved by the volcano’s ash.

Pompeii, about 90 miles south of Rome, was established in 600 B.C.E. in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, which stood approximately 6,500 feet high. Apparently, no one was aware that Vesuvius was an active volcano, even after an earthquake in February of the year 63.

The preserved remains of Pompeii are not the only evidence of the disaster. Two authors who witnessed the eruption also recorded their observations. Pliny the Elder was across the bay from Vesuvius on the morning of August 24 when a large cloud was noticed emanating from the volcano. He dispatched several ships to the coastal town of Resina to investigate, but the ships could not land because they were pelted by flaming rocks from the volcano. Pliny the Elder headed toward the town of Stabiae, where ash continued to fall through the night. By the following morning, the ash even obscured the sun from view. On August 25, Pliny the Elder died, apparently overtaken by sulfur gases released from the volcano.

Pliny the Younger, just 18 years old at the time, was also a witness to the eruption. He reported people climbing through waves of ash to escape. His account of the tons of pumice, rock and ash that Vesuvius pumped out over a 25-hour period, combined with the evidence left in Pompeii, indicates that about 2,000 residents of Pompeii survived the initial eruption of Vesuvius on August 24. It was the following morning when another, more powerful eruption killed everyone in an instant. When rain mixed with the ash, it formed a sort of concrete, preserving the city. The town of Herculaneum was also buried on August 25, but by a mudslide set off by the eruption and accompanying tremors. It is estimated that 13,000 people in total died from the eruption.

It was not until 1595, during the construction of an aqueduct, that Pompeii was rediscovered. Unfortunately, what can be viewed today is only a small fraction of what was found then, as looting and pillaging over the years has greatly reduced the archaeological value of the site. Some scientists believe that there may still be other villages buried by Vesuvius that have yet to be discovered.

DID YOU KNOW THAT More human deaths have been attributed to FLEAS than all the wars ever fought.
As carriers of the bubonic plague, fleas were responsible for killing one third of the population of Europe in the 14th century.

WORD OF THE DAY: gravid (GRAV-id) which means pregnant. Gravid comes from Latin gravidus, equivalent to grav(is) “burdened, loaded,” and -id, a suffix occurring in descriptive adjectives borrowed from Latin. It entered English in the late 1500s.

Phyllis' Daily Weather

August 23, 2017

One more day before all our chicks are back in the nest and we can hardly wait! Grandkids weren't bothered by yesterdays rain. Grandma Kathy gave them all an art project, they made a trip to the Toy Museum, and have been having a blast learning to row Great Grandpa Phil's old dingy.

Right now it's partly cloudy and windy, 57°, wind is at 20 mph from the NW, humidity is at 86%, pressure is rising from 29.86 inches, visibility is 10+ miles, the UV index for Beaver Island at noon is moderate at 5, the pollen index is high at 10.2 with the top allergens being ragweed, nettle, and chenopods.
TODAY: Partly sunny with isolated rain showers. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwest winds at 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
MARINE REPORT: Small Craft Advisory in effect until 6 pm tonight
TODAY: Northwest wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Isolated showers early in the morning. Waves 3 to 5 feet.
TONIGHT: North wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

ON THIS DATE of August 23, 1902 - Fannie Merritt Farmer opened her cooking school, Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery, in Boston, MA. (This is the favorite cookbook in the Moore household and is quite dog-eared, not to mention in two pieces with many loose ones. We wouldn't trade it for the world. We also have the last edition but it doesn't come close to measuring up the our first one that was my Grandmother's). From Wikipedia:

Fannie Farmer was born on 23 March 1857 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, to Mary Watson Merritt and John Franklin Farmer, an editor and printer. Although she was the oldest of four daughters, born in a family that highly valued education and that expected young Fannie to go to college, she suffered a paralytic stroke at the age of 16 while attending Medford High School. Fannie could not continue her formal academic education; for several years, she was unable to walk and remained in her parents' care at home. During this time, Farmer took up cooking, eventually turning her mother's home into a boarding house that developed a reputation for the quality of the meals it served.

At the age of 30, Farmer, now walking (but with a substantial limp that never left her), enrolled in the Boston Cooking School at the suggestion of Mrs. Charles Shaw. Farmer trained at the school until 1889 during the height of the domestic science movement, learning what were then considered the most critical elements of the science, including nutrition and diet for the well, convalescent cookery, techniques of cleaning and sanitation, chemical analysis of food, techniques of cooking and baking, and household management. Farmer was considered one of the school's top students. She was then kept on as assistant to the director. In 1891, she took the position of school principal.

Fannie published her best-known work, The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, in 1896. Her cookbook introduced the concept of using standardized measuring spoons and cups, as well as level measurement. A follow-up to an earlier version called Mrs. Lincoln's Boston Cook Book, published by Mary J. Lincoln in 1884, and some criticized her for using some of the recipes, the book under Farmer's direction eventually contained 1,850 recipes, from milk toast to Zigaras à la Russe. Farmer also included essays on housekeeping, cleaning, canning and drying fruits and vegetables, and nutritional information.

The book's publisher (Little, Brown & Company) did not predict good sales and limited the first edition to 3,000 copies, published at the author's expense. The book was so popular in America, so thorough, and so comprehensive that cooks would refer to later editions simply as the Fannie Farmer Cookbook, and it is still available in print over 100 years later.

Farmer provided scientific explanations of the chemical processes that occur in food during cooking, and also helped to standardize the system of measurements used in cooking in the USA. Before the Cookbook's publication, other American recipes frequently called for amounts such as "a piece of butter the size of an egg" or "a teacup of milk." Farmer's systematic discussion of measurement — "A cupful is measured level ... A tablespoonful is measured level. A teaspoonful is measured level." — led to her being named "the mother of level measurements."

Farmer left the Boston Cooking School in 1902 and created Miss Farmer's School of Cookery. She began by teaching gentlewomen and housewives the rudiments of plain and fancy cooking, but her interests eventually led her to develop a complete work of diet and nutrition for the ill, titled Food and Cookery for the Sick and Convalescent which contained thirty pages on diabetes. Farmer was invited to lecture at Harvard Medical School and began teaching convalescent diet and nutrition to doctors and nurses. She felt so strongly about the significance of proper food for the sick that she believed she would be remembered chiefly by her work in that field, as opposed to her work in household and fancy cookery. Farmer understood perhaps better than anyone else at the time the value of appearance, taste, and presentation of sickroom food to ill and wasted people with poor appetites; she ranked these qualities over cost and nutritional value in importance.

During the last seven years of her life, Farmer used a wheelchair. Despite her immobility, Farmer continued to lecture, write, and invent recipes; she gave her last lecture 10 days before her death. The Boston Evening Transcript published her lectures, which were picked up by newspapers nationwide.[citation needed] Farmer also lectured to nurses and dietitians, and taught a course on dietary preparation at Harvard Medical School. To many chefs and good home cooks in America, her name remains synonymous today with precision, organization, and good food.

Fannie Farmer died in 1915, aged 57, and was interred in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

DID YOU KNOW THAT cats can't move their jaw sideways?
Although a cat's jaws are short, they are extremely strong. They clamp down upon prey with enough power to crush the bones. The lower jaw is attached to the upper one by means of a simple hinge. This arrangement permits only up-and-down motion. A cat cannot move its lower jaw sideways, nor can it grind its teeth. When a cat clamps its jaws shut, the teeth mesh side by side, somewhat like the meshing of gears. So cats tear and crush their food, but they do not chew it. Much of the food is swallowed whole, and digestive juices break it down for use.

WORD OF THE DAY: quaquaversal (kwey-kwuh-VUR-suh l) which means sloping downward from the center in all directions. The Latin adverb quāquā “whithersoever, wheresoever, wherever” does not occur in the literature of the Classical Latin period (1st century b.c. to the 2nd century a.d.) but does occur in early, preclassical Latin literature, e.g., in the comedies of Plautus (c254–184 b.c.) and in Late Latin, e.g., in the satires of Apuleius (a.d. 125?–180). Latin versus is the past participle of the verb vertere “to turn” and is used frequently in all periods of Latin as an adverb “turned in the direction of, toward” and follows the word it qualifies. (Latin versus and the English suffix -ward, as in homeward, agree in meaning and origin—the Proto-Indo-European root wert- “to turn.”) Quāquā, reinforced by versus, means “turned to wheresoever, facing everywhere.” Quaquaversal entered English in the late 17th century.

Eagle Tree at Gull Harbor

With the high water covering the Gull Harbor roadway near the Nature Area, it is really difficult to get out there to view the "eagle tree." It has that name because that is one location that island residents and visitors can check to view an eagle. Before the rise in the lake level, you could drive around Gull Harbor and get close to the eagle tree to get a picture of one, two, or three eagles. Perhaps because the roadway is under the water, this summer, there have been no fishing remains dumped out in this area that attract the gulls and the eagles.

In order to get this picture, feet had to get wet, and the splashing sound chased the eagle away. There might be another way to get to the trail behind the marshy area, but this is as close to the tree as you can get by the normal roadway.


Beach Cleanup Scheduled

(from Ken McDonald)

The Beach Cleanup for this year, sponsored by the Beaver Island Association, will be Saturday, September 16, 2017. Its late this year because Ken McDonald will be off Island. Interested helperswill meet at the Community Center at 9 am to get a beach assignment and supplies. Then they will return at Noon with our haul to enjoy a free hotdog lunch (free lunch for the media too!). I'll have supplies at the Center on September 11, 2017, in case people want to pick them up early.

Not Quite

by Cindy Ricksgers

Phyllis' Daily Weather

August 22, 2017

Mostly cloudy skies this morning, the "big" stuff is moving off to the east, right now I'm showing 66°, wind is at 22 mph from the SW, humidity is at 90% (it's muggy), pressure is rising from 29.58 inches, visibility is 8.7 miles, UV levels are still high at 7, pollen levels are low-medium at 4.5, with the top allergens being ragweed, nettle, and chenopods.
TODAY: Patchy fog in the morning. Cloudy with scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning then partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Northwest winds at 10 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
TODAY: Northwest wind 10 to 20 knots. Gusts up to 25 knots increasing to 30 knots in the afternoon. Patchy fog early in the morning. Isolated thunderstorms early in the morning. Scattered showers early in the morning. Waves 2 feet or less building to 2 to 4 feet in the morning.
TONIGHT: Northwest wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

ON THIS DATE of August 22, 1851 - The schooner America outraced the Aurora off the English coast to win a trophy that became known as the America's Cup. The Cup is an ornate sterling silver bottomless ewer crafted in 1848 by Garrard & Co. Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey bought one and donated it for the Royal Yacht Squadron's 1851 Annual Regatta around the Isle of Wight.

It was originally known as the "R.Y.S. £100 Cup", standing for a cup of a hundred GB Pounds or "sovereigns" in value. The cup was subsequently mistakenly engraved as the "100 Guinea Cup" by the America syndicate, but was also referred to as the "Queen's Cup" (a guinea is an old monetary unit of one pound and one shilling, now £1.05). Today, the trophy is officially known as the "America's Cup" after the 1851 winning yacht, and is affectionately called the "Auld Mug" by the sailing community. It is inscribed with names of the yachts that competed for it, and has been modified twice by adding matching bases to accommodate more names.

DID YOU KNOW THAT the hyoid bone in your throat is the only bone in your body not attached to any other? The hyoid bone is located between the chin and the thyroid cartilage. It is also at the base of the mandible, or lower jawbone. Unlike other bones within the skeleton, the hyoid does not feature any major points of articulation (joints) with other bones.

WORD OF THE DAY deterge (di-TUHRG) which means to wash, wipe, or cleanse. From Latin detergere (to wipe away), from de- (away from) + tergere (to wipe). Earliest documented use: 1623.

Betty Hudgins Obituary

Betty Jean Hudgins was born on May 31, 1951 in Pontiac, Michigan to Charlie and Verlie Ellison. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte, Michigan in 1969. She gave birth to her son, Christopher Gordon Anderson on November 27, 1970.

On July 10, 1976, Betty married Robert Gene Hudgins. In 1991, they retired and settled on Beaver Island.

Betty enjoyed strolls on the beach, taking her dog swimming, the sound of the lake, gardening, crocheting, playing cards, reading, music, travel and spending time with her family. She held bragging rights as a cook and baker among her family and always managed to create a ruckus among the boys over the last piece of her cheesecake.  

Betty is survived by her husband, Robert Hudgins of Beaver Island, son, Chris Anderson of Canton, MI, stepchildren, Randal (Kathy) Hudgins of Brownstown, MI, Pam Hudgins of Hendersonville, TN, Kimberley Stonestreet of Murfreesboro, TN, brothers, Larry (Susan) Ellison of Kalamazoo, MI, Gary (Jan) Ellison of Wyandotte, MI, Frederick (Hadidiah) Ellison of Portland, OR, 9 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

There was a sense of calmness to her voice that helped in reasoning through most situations. Her love for family was extended to her small rural community and her work at the Beaver Island Medical Center. She will forever be loved and missed by many.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Gregg Fellowship Hall on Beaver Island. Memorial contributions may be directed to Beaver Island Medical Center.

Psalm 128.3: Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: Thy children like olive plants around about thy table.

Proverbs 31.28: Her children arise up, and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praiseth her.

Proverbs 31.31: Give her of the fruit of her hands; And let her own works praise her in the gates.

Arrangements are being handled by the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com

Phyllis' Daily Weather

August 21, 2017

I'm back among the living and can now say I'm a survivor of the 2017 version of the Beaver Island Crud. Avoid it at all costs! The ONLY good thing that came of it was that I lost 10+ pounds in three days. I have to repeat what I stated when I got out of the hospital... Joseph Moore makes the world's greatest wife - he cleans, he cooks, he is a superior nagger, does the weather for me, AND he loves to say, "I told you so". Love you, Joe

It's partly cloudy this morning (and expected to be mostly cloudy around the time of the eclipse - keep in mind that even with clouds that eyes can still be injured), 65°, wind is at 6 mph from the west, humidity is at 98%, pressure is rising from 29.98 inches, visibility is 6.4 miles, UV levels will be high today at 7, pollen levels will be medium high at 7.6 with the top allergens being ragweed, nettle, and chenopods.
TODAY: Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Slight chance of rain showers in the morning, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 80°. West winds at 10 mph.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening then cloudy with rain showers and a chance of thunderstorms after midnnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds at 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph after midnight.
TODAY: Variable winds 5 kt or less. A slight chance of showers after 4pm. Waves 1 to 2 ft.\
TONIGHT: SSW wind 5 to 10 kt. Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 3am. Waves around 1 ft.

ON THIS DATE of August 21, 1878 - The American Bar Association was formed by a group of lawyers, judges and law professors in Saratoga, NY. It is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States. The ABA's most important stated activities are the setting of academic standards for law schools, and the formulation of model ethical codes related to the legal profession. The ABA has 410,000 members. Its national headquarters are in Chicago, Illinois; it also maintains a significant branch office in Washington, D.C.

DID YOU KNOW THAT today, August 21, 2017, is the big day! Solar eclipse! Do NOT look at the sun! They are even giving those special paper sunglasses out at pet stores so your dogs won't check out the eclipse. Our dogs ever seem to look up (except at the door when they want in), they are too busy having their noses to the ground checking out new scents. Anyhow, I think I should take you all back in time - to the time of the dinosaurs, long before humans made their appearance. Those gigantic lizards weren't the brightest crayons in the box and on the day (in their time) of the eclipse, every single of of them looked up at the sky to see why it was dark. Come the next morning, they were all blind. Being a big, blind dinosaur presents some enormous problems, the largest being that you can't see to find a mate. *BOOM* in a very short time, they became extinct. And now you know the rest of the story.

WORD OF THE DAY: banausic (buh-NAW-sik) which means serving utilitarian purposes only; mechanical; practical. Less than 40 percent of ancient Greek vocabulary has a recognizable Indo-European etymology; 8 percent of ancient Greek vocabulary is definitely of non-Greek origin; and the remaining 52 percent of ancient Greek vocabulary has no known etymology. Among the unknowns is the Greek noun baûnos “furnace” and its derivative noun bánausos a kind of craftsman or artisan or mechanic and the adjective banausikós “pertaining to artisans.” Banausic entered English in the 19th century.

What Did You Say 57

By Joe Moore

You never know what you are going to get into when you join a volunteer EMS group.  If someone would have asked me during my first weeks of the Basic EMT class in 1986, are you planning on doing EMS for thirty years?  My answer would have been pretty negative to that question.  I was talked into taking the class by someone who suggested that we should have someone trained in emergencies at the school.   I told everyone that if I did it, I’d volunteer my time, and so I did for quite a few years.

Read the rest of the story HERE

The Boys

by Dick Burris

This story must be done in it's entirety, not just a diving thing. The three boys went out to check their nets before school one morning; there were strong east winds that morning. When the boys didn't return, there was great concern, and many went out looking for them.
Clarence Maudrie had spotted a blip on his sonar while searching, which appeared to be a small vessel in 60 feet of water. He remembered the approximate spot. So that was a good point to start from. Later that day the DNR officer (Roger), came and rudely demanded the sounding (paper script) from Clarence's sounder; Clarence reeled out a length of the vacant script and handed it to him. I could hardly keep from laughing, because there was nothing on it!! Anyway the officer went away, happily thinking he had bullied the vital info from Clarences' sounder..

The first to search for the missing boys was the State Police, one of their divers had a pulmonary diving related accident. The coast guard ship came in, and we borded their "Sundew" buoy tender. They informed us that they had no search related equipment on board, and were preparing to leave; and that we islanders, along with a the state police divers could finish the search.
Don Cole was out every day with the "Lois" trap net boat, and several concerned islanders, including the father of the boys "Johnny Kenwabikise"
Larry Delamater was assigned to pilot the "Burr-Is-Bell" on a search pattern designed by Maudries's approximate sounding, with two anchored buoys several yards apart, in line with that sounding.
The search was essentially in sixty feet of water, so that a sixty minute dive would involve lost time in (decompression). Most of the dives were about thirty minutes, because few divers had dive computers at that time and we were using the (Navy Dive Tables) for safe practice; also being towed with a submersible sled, forced some water through our wetsuits causing the diver to become chilled.
This towing was done in shifts, terminating on search turns, another diver would replace the last one each time.
The search patterns were set up in quite tight paths, because the visibility at that time was only six foot, affording a twelve foot total coverage for each run. One of the police officers suggested a two diver search with a "spread towing bar", with a diver on each end, allowing a total visual path of about twenty feet. This worked well and sped up the search considerably.
There was a tense moment, when at one of the turns, Roger the DNR officer directed our pilot, not to make the turn. Larry turned to me with a rather frustrated expression, and said, "what should I do?" I immediately told him, "Make the turn!". We had a solid search plan, and it didn't allow for any deterrence.
I'm sure this perturbed Roger, for at the next stop, he left our dive boat and boarded the "Lois".
The spread towing bar aided the search considerably, for on one of the first runs, we came upon the skiff on the bottom. Immediately we ditched the bar, and it surfaced.
Larry alerted the Lois, and it hovered over the spot and waited for an outcome.
Very close to the skiff were Dennis and Kenny; the police officer took Kenny, and I selected Dennis aka (Boogie Man) to lift to the Lois, at the surface. Sorrow gripped me. as I saw this lifeless boy, who had not seen much of life, sitting beside the skiff, with a bewildered expression on his face.
The boys were loaded onto the Lois, and the Lois took them back to the island.
(The boys had set in the back to avoid spray, and a strong east wind that morning had flipped the boat upward causing it to take water over the stern and sink.)
We stayed out, establishing a new search for Johnny, who was known to be a good swimmer; now the search was toward shore from the spot where we'd found the skiff. Jimmy Mc Cafferty was diving with us on many of the searches for Johnny.
At one point my dive suit was home so I donned one of the police officer's gear, and we continued the search; it was kinda strange using someone else's gear. but I soon adapted.
One time the engine quit, because the battery had run down.
the police said, What will we do now? I told them we,d charge the battery, and if they were hungry I had a case of vegetable soup to heat up in a big pot while it was being charged up. (Problem with the alternator). They were starving so that went over big.
There was a funeral for the two boys , that were found; this saddened me, and am sure many others, to know Johnny had not been found.
Enough days had passed, that we knew Johnny would rest at some shore. Clarence Maudrie, we considered the best authority on the currents and winds, kept a record, of the potential drift angle of the following incident. So there was a search plan organized with many Islanders involved. Some even went to the mainland. but most to the northeast, around Hog Island. Buckie Vreeland and I, chose Grape Island for our part of the search; we started walking from the Hog Island end of the Grape shoal. After a short walk, Buckie spotted Johnny on  the edge of the water on Grape Island.
We used the boat's radio telephone to call Bill Welke, to cancel the search. It was the only phone call I ever made on the marine radio.  Many people had still searched all day, as it was hard to notify everyone. We enveloped the body in a tarpaulin and took it to Coles boat, where Deputy Hamilton asked us if we tried to resuscitate him. (I'm leaving out my comment here)
This second funeral was bad, but NOT as bad as the first, knowing that John had still been out there.




Cinematic Tour of Beaver Island

The Chamber of Commerce of Beaver Island has posted this, and BINN found it on facebook. It's a very nice video, viewable on YouTube.

View it here

Holocaust Survivor Martin Lowenberg

Video by Kaylyn Jones HERE

Airport Commission Meeting

April 1, 2017

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Emergency Services Authority


BICS Board Meetings

November 14, 2016

School Board Meeting Packet HERE

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Anti-Bullying Presentation to BICS Parents

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St. James Township Meeting Video

April 5, 2017

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April 24, 2017, 7 p.m.

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May 3, 2017

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June 19, 2017

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On the Beach of Beaver Island

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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

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Looking Ahead

by Cindy Ricksgers

B. I. Christian Church Bulletin

August 20, 2017

Mass from Holy Cross

August 20, 2017

This morning, the livestream of Mass was the first time that multi-cameras were used in the live streaming video. The recording will not reveal this as the recording was done only on one camera instead of the three that were used for the live stream. There were some issues with the sound during the Mass, so there was an interruption of the video stream. It took less than thirty seconds ot fix the problem, and then it was back online. The rehearsal is for the Ordination that will take place on September 14, 2017, at Holy Cross. News on the 'Net got a really nice email from someone off the island that thanked us for the livestream.

Saturday Mass at 5 p.m.

Lector Patrick Nugent......Deacon Jim Siler.........Father John Paul

Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m.

Lector Jacque LaFreniere.......Deacon Jim Siler.........Father John Paul

View video of the service HERE

Betty Hudgins Passes Away

It was announced tonight at the Holy Cross Catholic Church Mass that Betty Hudgins had passed away. No other information was available. When more becomes available, BINN will post it.

Myah Nicole Gillespie is Born

Jimmy and Alyssa announce the birth of their baby

Born today to James Gillespie and Alyssa Lundin was Myah Nicole Gillespie. She weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces. Myah was 20 inches long.

Congratulations, Jimmy and Alyssa!

Peaine Township Board Minutes for August

Regular meeting minutes

Special meeting minutes

Nina and Pinta in Lake Michigan

Pictures from video by Paul Welke

In fourteen hundred ninety-two

Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

He had three ships and left from Spain;

He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain.

These two vessels are sailing in the Great Lakes and recently made a stop in Grand Traverse Bay. There were some protestors out in the bay when these vessels came in to dock. The facts of the Christopher Columbus are not necessarily consistent with the poem that many had to learn in school. That is why some of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians were involved in the protests.

There are lots of negatives involved in the several voyages of Christopher Columbus. You can read about some of them HERE. and HERE and HERE. The ships are certainly beautiful to view even if what they represent upsets some people. It would be good to make the facts known, and perhaps sometime they will be revealed to our students.


Video by Paul Welke

From the Bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord

Bishop Steven J. Raica

Deacon JIm Siler to be ordained to the priesthood

"I am happy to announce that I will ordain Deacon James Siler to the priesthood for the Diocese of Gaylord on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Church on Beaver Island. The date coincides with the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the parish’s feast day. Vespers will be held on Wednesday evening, September 13, at 7:00 p.m. also at Holy Cross Church on Beaver Island.

Usually priestly ordinations take place at the Cathedral in Gaylord. However, Deacon Siler has been serving as Pastoral Administrator for Holy Cross on Beaver Island for nearly two years and we want to ensure that as many parishioners there as possible can join in the celebration of this special occasion.

It will be beautiful and I believe the first time there's been an ordination on Beaver Island. There's a lot of excitement already built up for the ordination. For more information, log on to the Diocese of Gaylord's website."

Deacon Jim Siler

“This is a joy-filled moment for our diocese and will be a very special and unique opportunity,” stated Candace Neff, Director of Communications for the Diocese of Gaylord. “Usually priestly ordinations are held at the Cathedral in Gaylord. Holding it on the Island not only makes it easier for Holy Cross parishioners to attend, but will also provide a beautiful setting and experience for those who make the trip for the celebration. Everyone is really excited -- both here and on Beaver Island.”

Space inside the Holy Cross Church is limited, however, so plans are being made for overflow areas across the street as well as for live streaming the liturgies on the internet.

Deacon Siler received a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies in 2009 from Grand Canyon University and received his Master of Divinity from Loyola University in 2013. He was ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Patrick R. Cooney on February 7, 2009.

Deacon Siler has served the parishes of Our Lady of the Lake in Prudenville, St. Ann-St. Edward in Cadillac, St. Theresa in Manton and St. Stephen in Lake City in the Diocese of Gaylord. He also worked as hospital chaplain for Mercy Hospital in Grayling and Cadillac.

Deacon Siler was named Pastoral Administrator of Holy Cross Parish on Beaver Island by Bishop Steven J. Raica and has served there since November 1, 2015.

Reflecting on his upcoming ordination, Deacon Siler said, “As I enter unworthily into priesthood, I humbly submit to permit the grace of God to act in my soul to produce all those good works for which God has prepared us beforehand. By God’s grace, may I become and remain the humble servant and holy priest that God created me to be.”

 (from the Diocese of Gaylord website)

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