B. I. News on the 'Net, August 25-31, 2014

3rd Mixed Couples Beaver Island "Pinehurst"

Today 7 teams tee it up under cloudy skies, but as the day progressed the temperature warmed and the sun came out.
Today was the closest we've had since we started playing these Mixed Outings as you can see by the scores below.
 
1st Place Tie between:
Howard Davis & Nel Worsfold 41
Buck Ridgeway & Theresa Laurain 41
3rd Place Tie between:
Ric & Kathy Blalock 42
Bill & Janice Freeman +1 42
Pete & Ruth Igoe 42
 
Joe Moore & Annette Dashiel & Paul & Ann Glendon shot 44's.
 
Thanks to everyone who played today. 
Our next scheduled outing is September 14th!
 
Thanks to Denni for all her help with the scorecards etc.

Pictures, Results and Video of the Half Marathon and 5K

(Posted 9 a.m. August 31, 2014)

The video was taken by Deb Bousquet, reporter for Beaver Island News on the 'Net. The rough cut video is presented to represent the first Labor Day Weekend run. Results and information will be presented once it is received. The Half Marathon and the 5K race took place on Saturday, August 30, 2014, with one beginning at 10 a.m. and the other at 11 a.m.

Video page 1 of the Half Marathon and 5K HERE

 

Video page 2 of the Half Marathon and 5K HERE

 

Results can be viewed HERE

 

Pictures of Half Marathon and 5K

Captain Kevin McDonough Is One of the 20 Most Fascinating People

Click HERE to read article

Kelton's Duck Race

$1770.00 was raised for Kelton Hunter!

Getting prepared for the race

"Okay, this is what's going to happen"

The ducks are off, but some are trying to get away. Get back in the race.

And just that quick, the race is over. Time to pick up the losing ducks and figure out who wins what.

And the drawings for the prizes begins.

Shirley draws and Sheri writes it down.

What a great fundraising idea!


Below is a list of all the donations and the winners! Prizes may be picked up at the Beaver Island Boat Dock before 6pm on Saturday and Sunday and by 8pm on Labor Day. Thank you to everyone for the generous donations and/or prizes!

Special thanks to all who helped out at the public beach today:
Cameramen/women: Joe Moore, Frank Solle, Steve West, Deb Bousquet, and Kitty McNamara Green
Our Water Girls and Duck Wranglers: Maeve Green and Cristin Cole
Our Duck Savior: DJ Blanchard
Our Duck Plucker: Shirley Sowa
Thanks again to all who bought ducks, donated prizes and made donations! $1770.00 was raised for Kelton Hunter!

Thanks,
Lisa Gillespie, Michelle LaFreniere, and Sheri Timsak

TERRY MEANEY--CHRISTMAS AFGHAN
BEAVER ISLAND BOAT CO--2 RT ADULT TICKETS - KATHY SPECK

POWERS HARDWARE--BEAVER ISLAND AFGHAN
ISLAND AIRWAYS--1 RT ADULT TICKET - BRYAN TIMSAK

SHIPWRECK SHIRTS--BEAVER ISLAND BLANKET
DADDY FRANKS--2 LG PIZZA, BREADSTICKS & POP - RICH HILL

ADDITIONAL PRIZES:

MCDONOUGH’S MKT--1 MENS SWEATSHIRT - ABBY (ADAMS) HART

B.I. COMMUNITY CENTER--BASKET OF GOODIES - JEWELL GILLESPIE

LIVINGSTONE STUDIOS--$25.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE - JOHN MATELA

DADDY FRANKS--TUB OF ICE CREAM CERTIFICATE- KATHY SPECK

B. I. STUDIO & GALLERY--$25.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE - DARLENE BOGNER

BEV CANTWELL--BASKET OF JAFRA SKIN CARE- KURT SMITH

SHAMROCK--$50.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE - RICH HILL

DAVE & BERNADETTE COLE--CARQUEST BATTERY CHARGER- MARY BETH LISEK

ISLAND ENERGIES--$50.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE - NATHAN MCDONOUGH

DADDY FRANKS--4 SINGLE WAFFLE CONES- BEV CANTWELL

MCDONOUGH’S MKT--1 WOMENS SWEATSHIRT -KAREN WHITECRAFT

SHAMROCK--$50.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE - LOIS STIPP

JOHN & JEANNE GILLESPIE--$25.00 - MARY COOK

ISLAND ENERGIES--BLUE T SHIRT - KERRY SMITH

KAREN WHITECRAFT--CERTIFICATE FOR 1 HOUR RELAXING MASSAGE - KERRY SMITH

ISLAND ENERGIES--TAN T- SHIRT - EVAN STEGER

KAREN JOHNSON--1 BEAUTIFUL POSTER - JOHN MATELA

KAREN JOHNSON--1 BEAUTIFUL POSTER - LIZ LANIER

DAN & CAROL BURTON--BI MUSIC FEST T- SHIRT -MARY HENRICKSON

DAN & CAROL BURTON--BI MUSIC FEST T-SHIRT- RICH HILL

DAN & CAROL BURTON--BI MUSIC FEST T-SHIRT - ANDREW GROGAN

ISLAND ENERGIES--HUNTER ORANGE T- SHIRT -JUDY BOYLE

BI BOAT SHOP/BURTON--ST JAMES BOAT SHOP TEE - TERRY CAREY

BI BOAT SHOP/BURTON--ST JAMES BOAT SHOP TEE - MARY JEAN PIKE

HIDEAWAY CAMPGROUNDS--DISC GOLF DISC- KRYSTLE TIMSAK

ISLAND ENERGIES--HUNTER ORANGE T- SHIRT -ANGEL WELKE

ISLAND AIRWAYS--1 ADULT ONE WAY TICKET - LIZ LANIER

DAWN MARSH--DECOY WINE SAUVIGNON BLANC - RACHEL GROGAN

ISLAND AIRWAYS--1 ADULT ONE WAY TICKET - RON MARSH

DAN & CAROL BURTON--BI MUSIC FEST T-SHIRT - BROGAN MAUDRIE

Video of the Duck Race

 

The video is for those who wanted to be at the duck race, but couldn't be there.

Bill Cashman Passes Away

Last evening, August 29, 2014, the Director of the Beaver Island Historical Society's Mormon Print Shop Museum and the Marine Museum passed away.

From the Beaver Island Forum:

"On Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. there will be a Community Gathering for Remembering Bill Cashman at the Community Center, a time for friends to gather and share some happy stories and memories.

He will be coming home to the Island Tuesday the 2nd arriving to the Boat Dock around 1:45. We'll proceed from there to the Holy Cross Cemetery where Father Jim will provide a brief service that Bill would have enjoyed. Then at 3:00 there will be a gathering to tell some tales and share some memories and remember all the good times over many years."

Last Chance for Tickets on the Car

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday are the final days to buy a raffle ticket for the 2014 Chevy Cruze (parked in front of McDonough’s Market) Tickets available at McDonough’s Market and in front of Stoney Acres prior to the drawing at 7:30PM  on Monday, September 1st.

Lady Islanders Fall to Maplewood Black Bears

The first match and the first game of the 2014 Volleyball season began today, August 28, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. Even though school does not start here on Beaver Island until September 2, 2014, volleyball and soccer practice has begun. The schedule for volleyball and soccer can be viewed below.

The first game of the first match was the only game that the Lady Islanders showed their volleyball skills point after point. While there were two volleyball matches today at the Beaver Island Community School Gym, the Lady Islanders were obviously very tired in the last game of the first match, and, even with some great volleys played in match 2, including a game that had Maplewood winning 30 to 28. This double match schedule may save money and time in the completion of a volleyball season, but it is really quite tiring for the players and the viewers and the attendees as well.

News on the 'Net lived streamed the games for subscribers and for those who registered and donated to the Beaver Island TV Project. Subscribers were able to view the live streaming of the games by clipping on the link above that says, "Subscribers, Click Here for LIVE streaming video." Non-subscribers were able to make a donation to the live-streaming project and register, and this allowed them to view the games at http://beaverisland.tv, and this means anyone in the world could have watched these games on the Internet.

The Maplewood Black Bears won both matches, 3 to 1 in the first match, and 3 to 0 in the second match. Pictures and video will be available once they are processed.

Pictures of the two matches HERE

Video of Match One HERE

Video of Match Two HERE

Video of Taekwondo HERE

Men's Summer Golf League, Week 13

Next Week is Play-off Week

#
WEEK 13 RESULTS
PLACE:
TEAM
TEAMS:
S.
P.
T.P.
 T.S.
S.AVE.
1
5*
Bill & Jeff P.
36
12
143
452
37.67
2
1*
Ron W. & Larry L.
0
0
137
446
37.17
3
4*
John-Doug
35
14
129
446
37.17
4
9*
Rob & Dan
38
6
129
489
40.75
5
13*
Francis & Larry
43
12
129
528
44.00
6
8*
Howard & Joe
39
13
128
471
39.25
7
2*
Jeff M. & Brad
42
8
125
465
38.75
8
7*
Ivan & Buck
41
7
120
484
40.33
9
3*
Travis & Jason
38
14
115
488
40.67
10
10*
Frank & John
40
8
107
492
41.00
11
11*
Gerald & Kirk
47
6
99
488
44.36
12
6*
Riley & Chad
38
14
96
488
44.36
13
12*
Ron S. & David
49
6
95
585
48.75
*Teams had their "BYE" week.
WEEK #13 RESULTS
Team #13 beat Team #2 12-8
Team #3 beat Team #12 14-6
Team #4 beat Team #11 14-6
Team #5 beat Team #10 12-8
Team #6 beat Team #9 14-6
Team #8 beat Team #7 13-7
#1 BYE
PLAYOFF NIGHT SCHEDULE
Team #5 vs Team #1
Team #4 vs Team #9
Team #13 vs Team #8
Team #2 vs Team #7
Team #3 vs Team #10
Team #11 vs Team #6
Team #6 vs Team #12

Interesting to discuss some of the possibilities, wouldn't you say? On play-off night there are some interesting possibilities. Since Bill Kohls and Jeff Powers play against Ron Wojan and Larry Laurain, the only way to change first place would be for Ron and Larry to win the match 13 to 7. Then there would have to be a play-off for first place. It is pretty much an obvious result that these two teams will take first and second place in the league. It is not likely that any other team will move up to take second place. Third place could end up being any of the next five or six teams.

Phragmities Treatment Is On

Doing Good Work

by Cindy Ricksgers

This photo, of a very healthy stand of invasive Phragmites, was taken at Cheyenne Point, right here on Beaver Island, just ten years ago!

Ed Leuck sent it to Pam Grassmick yesterday, and she forwarded it to me.

I was just there yesterday, at Cheyenne Point, with Pam Grassmick and three of the contractors that will be handling the Phragmites treatment here this year.

There is invasive Phragmites there, still, and it will be included in this year’s treatment. This year, however, there are scattered stalks, topping out at perhaps four feet tall...certainly nothing like this high, dense stand!

We are doing good work here on Beaver island, to preserve our natural wonders and keep invasive species in check.

Thursday, August 28th, there will be a Public Meeting at the Peaine Township Hall, at 4PM, to address concerns regarding invasive Phragmites and its treatment. Please attend if you can.

Having now received the “go-ahead” from the federal agencies, we are hoping to get some volunteers to help with treatment on Garden, High and Whiskey islands. It’s not a walk in the park, but it is a day spent with knowledgeable, caring people in beautiful surrounding, for a worthy cause. Please consider helping, if you’re able.

I continue to be impressed by the community support, and donations of time and money for this ongoing project.

I hope you’re all as heartened by the progress we’ve made as I am!

Paul Welke Receives Recognition

On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, Paul Welke was awarded a plaque by the Beaver Island AMVETs Post 46. His plaque says it better than any writing that can report it. (Photos and video courtesy of Angel Welke.)

Paul receiving his plaque

Paul poses with his plaque at the B. I. Veteran's Memorial

 

 

Phragmities Public Meeting

NEWS

½ Marathon and 5K Saturday

You can sign up for Saturday’s ½ Marathon or 5K on Friday evening from 5:00-7:00 at the Beachcomber or Saturday morning at the Community Center for 9:00 – 9:45. Cash or check please.   http://www.beaverisland.org/run

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.

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

 

Trio of Visitors

As the editor and his wife sat in the Shamrock having lunch, several people began talking about the float planes that were tied up across the street between the BI Boat Dock and the Erin Motel. Curiousity aside, there were three float planes tied up there, two of them were bright yellow and one was white. This is definitely a different way to get to Beaver Island and this trio were causing quite a stir. Visitors to the island that had gotten off the ferry boat and were walking along the street also were quite interested in these visitors. More than ten stopped to take pictures using a cellphone or camera. Of course, the editor had left his camera at home.

Once the order for lunch was placed, the editor got in the emergency response vehicle and headed back home to get a camera and a video camera. The results of the photos are shown below. Although many more pictures were taken, these are the basic indentifiers for this special visit.

The editor was informed that the cruise ship Grande Mariner would be in to dock at the BIBCO dock and give interested passengers a tour of the island. This was another visit by the Grande Mariner from the one last week. A period of time taking pictures of the cruise ship ensued and then the trio of visitors took off for their home base.

Two of the planes taking off

Two planes buzzing the harbor and one buzzing the ferry.

Grande Mariner Visits for Second Time in Two Weeks

Ferry boat headed out, pleasure craft in the foreground, Grande Mariner on right horizon

Grande Mariner......Sailboat...........Grand Mariner

The cruise ship Grande Mariner enters St. James Harbor

Preparing to dock

This is the second visit of the Grande Mariner in as many weeks. Welcome, visitors!

     

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

August 11, 2014

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

August 13, 2014

HERE

St James Township Board Meeting, June 4, 2014

Video of the meeting is HERE

July 1, 2014

HERE

August 6, 2014

Video of this meeting is HERE

Waste Management Committee

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

Link to Video of the Meeting

August 19, 2014

HERE

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.

Airport Commission Meeting

August 2, 2014

HERE

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!

St James Township Special Meeting

This special meeting was called on August 22, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. at the BIRHC Education Room for the purpose of going into a closed session and having a conference call with the township attorney. The topic of discussion was the sewer serving the downtown area. There were four township taxpayers in the audience including the editor of BINN, Bob Tidmore, Jack Gallagher, and Keith Albin. There were three other individuals sitting with the board including Karen Wojan, Marie Shimenetto, and Gary Vogt. Shortly after the meeting was called to order, the township board went into closed session. When the door opened, the board came out of closed session and passed two motions related to their closed session. Questions were asked, but no explanation was provided to those asking the questions, and no clear answers were given.

Video of this meeting HERE

District Library Board Meeting

The Beaver Island District Library Board had its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, August 21, 2014. There were two very special visitors, one the librarian for the State of Michigan library and one for the northwestern portion of northern Michigan. They were sitting in on the meeting for at least a portion of the meeting. This meeting was not very contentious, and some interesting discussions took place. The board thanked Donna Stambaugh for her many years of service on the library board as this was her last official meeting as a board member. There was cake, kool-aid, and ice tea for this portion of the meeting.

Video of this meeting HERE

A Short Ride

Friday afternoon was a good time to take a ride and just look around for a while. If you had taken this short ride, you would have seen deer, an osprey, a blue heron, and an eagle. The deer picture did not turn out. Since it's been months since this household has been south of Paid Een Og Road unless there was an emergency, today was the day for a trip down to Fox Lake just to make sure it was still there. On the way back and around Gull Harbor, these pictures were taken.

Microwave tower on Sloptown

Blue heron not wanting humans to look at him.

An adult eagle in the dead tree.

Both the heron and the eagle were seen at Gull Harbor.

Short osprey and eagle clip

 

Funky Fashion Show

FUNKY FUN FASHION SHOW was held on Thursday, August 21, 2014, beginning with a luncheon at 12:30 PM. The salads and the deserts were yummy, at least they looked very yummy. The editor was called away for any emergency just before the fashion show began. Some of these pictures were taken by the editor, and some were taken by Phyllis Moore since the editor was working on an emergency during the fashion show.

Before the luncheon was to begin, a lot of socializing took place, then Donna Stambaugh asked for the oldest present and the models eat lunch first.

Pictures of the attendees waiting to get in line for lunch

Waiting and then getting in line for lunch

A few pictures of the deserts that were available

The lines of attendees getting their salads.

Dee Gallagher, organizer of the event, invites the editor to eat lunch.

Immediately after this invitation to lunch and as Donna Stambaugh was asking the editor to take cuts in line and get something to eat, the pager went off calling the editor to an emergency. This left no one manning the video camera, but the camera was left on and recording while the editor was gone. Phyllis Moore was asked by the editor to take some pictures of the fashion show event.

Hardware Jeff performed for the luncheon crowd.

And, the fashion show began....

Elaine West was the MC for the fashion show.

and the show continued....

These are not meant to show all the models and all the clothing modeled, just to give you an idea of the early afternoon fashion show.

Donna Stambaugh thanked everyone and read off the winners of the door prizes.

Video of pre-fashion show

 

Video of the fashion show

Remember that the camera was recording without a camera operator.

 

 

 

Announcements/Ads

Charlevoix County State Bank Hours

Changed to Mon-Friday 9a-1p

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











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

The resale Shop is now open Wed. Through Sat. From 12:00 until 4:00.  Thank you for your support.

B I Christian Church Ministers




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

BINN is willing to post any and all events on the News on the 'Net website! There is one exception to this rule.

BI News on the 'Net cannot post your event if you don't send the information to BINN!

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More Eagles at Gull Harbor

Besides the adult eagles that have been posing in the dead tree at Gull Harbor, there are also some younger eagles who have stopped to check out the view. These two eagles are obviously different ages, but not quite yet adults. It is just a guess, but perhaps the spotted eagle is a fairly young eagle, and the other one an adolescent and almost an adult. This was a fascinating viewing considering people were walking the trail and did not disturb these Gull Harbor visitors.

From one end of Gull Harbor....

.....to the other...

As close as possible without disturbing these young eagles...

Did you notice that cobwebs are really difficult to photograph? There were plenty of them in the overcast day to photograph. The trouble is that there were none in the pictures that were taken. Except, there was just one that showed up due to the dew or moisture clinging to it.

Spiderweb at intersection by Skip McDonough's driveway

Eagles at Gull Harbor

 

Men's Summer Golf League Results Week 12

#   WEEK 12 RESULTS
PLACE: TEAM TEAMS: S. P. T.P.  T.S. S.AVE.
1 1 Ron W. & Larry L. 38 8 137 446 37.17
2 5* Bill & Jeff P. 36 16 131 416 37.82
3 9* Rob & Dan 41 11 123 451 41.00
4 2* Jeff M. & Brad 0 0 117 423 38.45
5 13* Francis & Larry 40 16 117 485 44.09
6 4* John-Doug 41 4 115 411 37.36
7 8* Howard & Joe 41 9 115 432 39.27
8 7* Ivan & Buck 40 9 113 443 40.27
9 3* Travis & Jason 39 12 101 450 40.91
10 10* Frank & John 39 11 99 452 41.09
11 12* Ron S. & David 51 4 89 536 48.73
12 6* Riley & Chad 0 0 82 450 45.00
13 11* Gerald & Kirk 0 0 81 441 44.10
*Teams had their "BYE" week.
Week #12 Results
Team #3 beat Team#1 12-8
Team #13 beat Team #4 16-4
Team #5 beat Team #12 16-4
Team #10 beat Team #7 11-9
Team #9 beat Team #8 11-9
Team #6 & Team #11 to make match up
Team #2 BYE
Week #13 Schedule
Team #2 vs Team #13
Team #3 vs Team #12
Team #4 vs Team #11
Team #5 vs Team #10
Team #6 vs Team #9
Team #7 vs Team #8
Team #1 BYE

Joanie Adams Kolinski Has Her Baby

Maxwell Jackson Kolinski
8lbs 7oz, 21.5inches, 8/19/14 10:13pm.
Everyone is doing grea
t!

Beaver Island Waste Management Committee Meeting

The regular meeting of the Beaver Island Waste Management Committee took place on August 19, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Peaine Township Hall. The meeting agenda included a manager's report, a financial document review, a discussion of scrap metal collection at the Transfer Station, a reminder that there would be a review of the policy manual at the September meeting on September 16, 2014.

Video fo this meeting may be viewed HERE

BIEMS EMT Class Ends

The Beaver Island Emergency Medical Service sponsored a State of Michigan approved Basic EMT Class. This class began on May 1, 2014. The class met four nights each week for four hours each night for the months of May, June, July, and August. The class ended tonight, August 19, 2014, with five very dedicated students who put in over two hundred hours of class time to be able to help the community as well as themselves.

Those five students were Jewell Gillespie-Cushman, Ron Marsh, Charlie Carey, Olivia Cary, and Jenna Wilk. All five will be recommended to the National Registry of EMTs to take a national certification exam. All five will be recommended for licensing by the State of Michigan after success on the NREMT exam.

The course was taught by paramedic Joe Moore with evaluation assistance from Deb Plastrik, Kevin White, and Rachel Champenoy. BINN wishes each of you success and thanks you for your dedication to the community in which you live!

Last Day of Yoga

The last day of donation yoga is WEDNESDAY August 27th. We raised a lot of money for the center! Thank you, Lisa

Forward...and Back

by Cindy Ricksgers

Rainy...and bright.

The August garden, a crazy circus of orange and yellow and (yes!) apricot Day Lilies, Black-eyed Susan, pink Cosmos, bright Marigolds and WEEDS, is also alive with trails of pumpkin runners, tomato plants and heavily loaded grape vines hanging over the fence. The asparagus fronds wave a golden mist in front of the drying raspberry canes. The pea plants are yellow: the last, late harvest of peas went into the soup pot yesterday. The potato plants are wilting, a sign that their work is done, and potatoes can be dug soon. The cucumbers struggle on. This rain will help.

August is a mix of living and dying.

Walking down the Fox Lake Road last evening, I noticed more of the same. The wild raspberries, just like the cultivated plants in my garden, are just about done. The milkweed is dying, putting the last of its energy into producing seed pods...but their drying flowers still perfume the air as I pass. Blackberry bushes, I am happy to announce, are loaded with green fruit. It will be ripening soon, and keep us in sweet harvest until the frost.

August is a mix of dying and living.

My sisters were here, with families and friends, to celebrate life in our own crazy ways. August is a mix in our family, too, with birthdays and anniversaries interspersed with dates associated with the death of a loved one. Strength is born of sadness, but more: through loss I have learned to cherish the moment, the life we are given, and the people I’m blessed with. I feel in every hug, every baby’s laugh and every “I love you,” a tremendous gratitude for the insight to appreciate this wild life.

A good friend lost her sister last week; another lost her brother just the day before yesterday. My friend, John, is here on Beaver Island to honor his lifelong partner, Larry, who died last year.

It’s raining today, but the sun shines through.

Life is a mix.

We must forge on.

Beaver Island Beach Cleanup

Saturday, September 6, 2014

9am til 12pm


Everyone welcome and encouraged to participate
Meet at the Community Center
Free lunch provided for all participants at Noon
Sponsored by the Beaver Island Association
Contact Ken McDonald (231-448-2981) with any questions

 

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.

 

BICS Volleyball and Soccer Schedules

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

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.

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.

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

Circuit Court Judge Candidate Forum

This video is courtesy of Petoskey News Review

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.

Link to story 1

Link to story 2

Link to story 3

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.

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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