No Monday Update

Due to the mention below, I will be off-island Friday through Monday so will not be updating this page until Tuesday or Wednesday. I'll need that extra time to pull myself together after a whirlwind shopping trip.

Uh oh, It's Ho Ho Ho Time

Drats, I lost again. My dear husband just said, "You'll have to go do the Christmas shopping since I can't get away." Geeze. Sigh. So, I guess I'll be heading to the mainland this weekend. I'm trying really hard to get excited about this adventure but it isn't happening.

Medicare's Part D
New Coverage for Perscription Drugs

Guest Speaker Marge Krchak
Charlevoix County Commission on Aging

Place: Peaine Township Hall
Date: Thursday, December 15th, 2005
Time: 1:00 p.m.

Please call the Beaver Island Rural Health Center
if you have any questions

Today it seems that we are corrected constantly on what is considered to be "politically correct". Now imagine if Santa had to abide by those sometimes silly rules. The poor old man would be scratching his chin trying to accommodate the powers that be. I came across this and thought it was appropriate for the season.

Politically Correct

Getting You Ready for the Holidays

Beaver Island doesn't just do the holidays, we DO the holidays. 2005 is no different so dig out your Christmas duds and get ready for all the doings coming up this week alone.

On Thursday, December 8th, it's the annual Cookie Carnival at the Beaver Island Christian Church beginning at 1:00 p.m. Get there on time to purchase some nutmeg logs, peanut brittle, air cookies, Rice Krispie bars, and all sorts of mouth-watering treats. If you're really lucky there may be a few samples for you to test.

Friday, December 9th beginning at 11:00 a.m. is the annual Grandparents Luncheon at the Beaver Island Community School. There are a few kids whose grandparents don't live on the island so if you'd like to volunteer to be a Grandma or Grandpa for a day, give the school a call. There will be a luncheon served, good conversation, and lots of music and laughter.

Friday evening and Saturday evening the Beaver Island Community Players will be performing "Captain's Outrageous" at the Holy Cross Parish Hall at 8:00 p.m. Adults $8/Children $5. This performance will have you giggling and guffhawing all evening.

Where Did I See That?

Did you drive around the harbor this week hunting for this duck? Did you look carefully? It's located near Whiskey Point as the centerpiece of a small flower garden. Check it out. If anyone knows of something we all go past on a daily basis and would like to suggest it, let me know.

Holiday Hours at the Transfer Station

The Beaver Island Transfer Station will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day. The rest of the month it will be open the regular hours of Monday - Saturday 11:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Community House Progress

An interesting feature in construction occurred this past week. Due to some really nasty weather which included snow, sleet, rain and wind, the workers covered all of the scaffolding with a wrap. This way they could contain the heat necessary for laying block and keep themselves protected. It was much like a gift as when it was "un-wrapped" we could see the finished wall. Hopes are that the roof will be built before the snows get too deep.


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