B. I News on the 'Net, December 31, 2018-January 13, 2019

Weather by Joe

January 13, 2019

Right now on Carlisle Road, the beautiful sky is glowing red from the sunrise. It is partly cloudy with the temeprature of 19 degrees. The pressure is 30.43 with visibility of ten miles. The clouds are at 2100 feet. The humidity is 86% with a dewpoint of 6 degrees.

TODAY, it is expected to remain partly cloudy with winds light and variable with a high in the mid-20's.

TONIGHT, it is expected to remain partly cloudy with a 10% chance of precipitation. The winds will be from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. The low will be near 20.

TOMORROW, it is forecast for a cloudy day with a 20% chance of snow with the high near freezing. The winds will increase from the WSW to 10 to 15 mph.

Word of the Day

clement; adjective; (KLEM-unt); inclined to be merciful; not severe

Defendants in court cases probably don't spend much time worrying about inclement weather. They're too busy hoping to meet a clement judge so they will be granted clemency. They should hope they don't meet an inclement judge! Clement, inclement, and clemency all derive from the Latin clemens, which means "mild" or "calm." All three terms can refer to an individual's degree of mercy or to the relative pleasantness of the weather.

On this Day:

On this day in 1128, Pope Honorius II grants a papal sanction to the military order known as the Knights Templar, declaring it to be an army of God.

Led by the Frenchman Hughes de Payens, the Knights Templar organization was founded in 1118. Its self-imposed mission was to protect Christian pilgrims on their way to and from the Holy Land during the Crusades, the series of military expeditions aimed at defeating Muslims in Palestine. For a while, the Templars had only nine members, mostly due to their rigid rules. In addition to having noble birth, the knights were required to take strict vows of poverty, obedience and chastity. In 1127, new promotional efforts convinced many more noblemen to join the order, gradually increasing its size and influence.

By the time the Crusades ended unsuccessfully in the early 14th century, the order had grown extremely wealthy, provoking the jealousy of both religious and secular powers. In 1307, King Philip IV of France and Pope Clement V combined to take down the Knights Templar, arresting the grand master, Jacques de Molay, on charges of heresy, sacrilege and Satanism. Under torture, Molay and other leading Templars confessed and were eventually burned at the stake. Clement dissolved the Templars in 1312.

The modern-day Catholic Church has admitted that the persecution of the Knights Templar was unjustified and claimed that Pope Clement was pressured by secular rulers to dissolve the order. Over the centuries, myths and legends about the Templars have grown, including the belief that they may have discovered holy relics at Temple Mount, including the Holy Grail, the Ark of the Covenant or parts of the cross from Christ’s crucifixion. The imagined secrets of the Templars have inspired various books and movies, including the blockbuster novel and film The Da Vinci Code.

Posted at 8:45 a.m.

Familiar Faces 10

by Joe Moore

You can always remember certain situations in your life unless the dementia disease takes control.  In the current history, I seem to forget some of the people that helped form my mode of emotional attachments to my patients.  The education of teachers in the EMS field introduces one to the three areas of instruction needed for all caring EMS providers.  They are the didactic, the skill, and the affective domains of learning.


Everyone is fully capable of learning the didactic domain if and only if they put in the effort unless they truly have too many distractions or an unfortunate learning disability.  The one person that makes the difference is the instructor, who must instill in the students the need to gain the basics of knowledge of many emergency situations so that proper assessment and treatments can occur.

Read the rest of the story HERE

Posted at 11:30 a.m., 1/12/19

Congratulations, Ray and Devon!

Ray Byron and Devon Byron preseent their second son, Robert James Byron, born January 11, 2019, He weighed 7 lbs 11oz and was 19 3/4 inches long.

Posted at 11:15 a.m., 1/12/19

COA Lunch Scheduled

January 20, 2018

Posted at 9:45 a.m., 1/12/19

Fear

by Daniel R Craig

"Fear"


Our fears can be unlimited. Fears and phobias are a part of life. We learn to deal with our insecurities as we mature. There are many levels of fear. As we grow we learn to conquer most of our fears.

Many are real fears, and we live with them, and they don't bother us because we respect them. These are fears that can be seen.

Then we have our fears that can't be seen. Fears that our mind can play havoc with. Imagined fears. Now I have been around for a while, and I have conquered most of my fears. I have come to respect, that which may harm me. I try hard not to let my mind play games on me when it comes to the unknown.

The wind was frigid, strong and steady coming out of the northwest. Snow had started to fall, big fluffy flakes swirling across the drive and fields.

I decided to stock some wood in the garage for the coming days. I flipped on the porch lights, let the dog out and proceeded to fill the wheelbarrow with wood from the woodpile. Then I heard one muffled "woof". Looked up and the dog was trotting out of the darkness into the light with his tail tucked and moving as if he feared something in the woods.

WTF....I have only seen him act like that once, in his almost nine years. A chill ran up my spine as I stared into the darkness of the woods, knowing whatever or whoever was out there could see me, but I couldn't see them.

The dog wouldn't leave my side as I finished the chore of stacking the wood. I was in "high alert" mode. All my senses going into "overdrive". Was my mind playing games?

No. Whatever was out there had spooked the dog, and it had me wondering what it was. Back in the house, the dog was not his norm. He was reserved and causious. I had an errie feeling.

Screw it I had to know!

Now, I'm not going out there unarmed, so I grab the 357 magnum and a flashlight and head out.

The dog wouldn't go! I followed his tracks to the edge of the woods but the blowing snow was covering them fast. I shined the flashlight into the woods but saw nothing unusual.

I retreated to the house, all the while feeling something was watching me. Was my mind playing games on me?

I was on edge the rest of the night. I know one thing. I trust my dog and something put fear into him, and that put fear into me.

At anytime, if anyone wants to play in the dark woods on a frigid, windy, snowy night drop on by. I'll point you in the right direction......lol...stay safe, smile, laugh, love.....494

Posted at 9:15 a.m., 1/12/19

Phyllis' Daily Weather

January 12, 2018

I like winter - it's my favorite season - especially when it's full of white, fluffy snow and NO ice. I took the dogs out on the back deck yesterday afternoon (without wearing my boots) and slipped. Topsiders are for boats not to keep your balance on ice. Needless to say, except for my dignity, I'm fine and so glad nobody saw me crawling around trying to pull myself up with the railing while Gizmo and Gadget watched with looks that seemed to say I wasn't being too graceful.

It's 22° outside right now and feels like 11°. Cloudy skies with the the wind from the ENE at 10 mph. Pressure is 30.51 inches and visibility is 10 miles. Another cold, quiet winter day on the island.

ON THIS DATE in 1888, the so-called “Schoolchildren’s Blizzard” kills 235 people, many of whom were children on their way home from school, across the Northwest Plains region of the United States. The storm came with no warning, and some accounts say that the temperature fell nearly 100 degrees in just 24 hours.

It was a Thursday afternoon and there had been unseasonably warm weather the previous day from Montana east to the Dakotas and south to Texas. Suddenly, within a matter of hours, Arctic air from Canada rapidly pushed south. Temperatures plunged to 40 below zero in much of North Dakota. Along with the cool air, the storm brought high winds and heavy snows. The combination created blinding conditions.

Most victims of the blizzard were children making their way home from school in rural areas and adults working on large farms. Both had difficulty reaching their destinations in the awful conditions. In some places, though, caution prevailed. Schoolteacher Seymour Dopp in Pawnee City, Nebraska, kept his 17 students at school when the storm began at 2 p.m. They stayed overnight, burning stockpiled wood to keep warm. The next day, parents made their way over five-foot snow drifts to rescue their children. In Great Plains, South Dakota, two men rescued the children in a schoolhouse by tying a rope from the school to the nearest shelter to lead them to safety. Minnie Freeman, a teacher in Nebraska, successfully led her children to shelter after the storm tore the roof off of her one-room schoolhouse. In other cases, though, people were less lucky. Teacher Loie Royce tried to lead three children to the safety of her home, less than 90 yards from their school in Plainfield, Nebraska. They became lost, and the children died of hypothermia. Royce lost her feet to frostbite.

In total, an estimated 235 people across the plains died on January 12. The storm is still considered one of the worst blizzards in the history of the area.

DID YOU KNOW THAT In 18th century England, gambling dens employed someone whose job was to swallow the dice if there was a police raid.

WORD OF THE DAY iceblink (AHYS-blingk) which means a yellowish luminosity near the horizon or on the underside of a cloud, caused by the reflection of light from sea ice. The English noun iceblink is formed from West and North Germanic languages: Dutch and German (West Germanic) have isblink and Eisblink, respectively; Swedish and Danish (North Germanic) have isblink. Iceblink entered English in the 18th century.

BICS Board Meeting Packet

1/15/19

Posted at 6 pm, 1/11/19

Telecommunications Meeting Scheduled

Posted at 6 p.m., 1/11/19

Beaver Island Community School Weekly Update
January 11, 2019

Islanders Basketball Teams @ Munising Baptist this Friday and Saturday!
The Islanders head off the Island today to Munising to take on the Munising Bobcats. Go Islanders!

Saturday is Movie Day at the Community Center
Come on down to the Community Center this Saturday, January 12th, for an afternoon and/or evening movie. Here’s what will be on the big screen:
4:00 pm—Wizard of Oz
7:00 pm—Night School

January is School Board Appreciation Month!
Beaver Island Community School is grateful to all the current and past (and future) community members who choose to commit their time to guiding the school district. Please take a moment over the next month to thank our school board members when you see them!

BICS School Board Meeting, 7:00 pm, Monday, January 14, 2019
We always love to have community members join us for the BICS Board of Education meetings. Feel free to stop by Connie Boyle’s room at 7:00 pm the second Monday of every month.

Reminder-- Semester 1 Exams and Student Half Days Thursday and Friday, January 17th & 18th
Next Thursday and Friday will be half days for students and semester 1 exams. There will also be study sessions for the secondary students from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday. Study hard this weekend, eat well, and get lots of sleep!

January 18th & 19th Islanders Basketball Will Host the Ojibwe Eagles and Senior Parent Recognition
Next weekend BICS boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host the Ojibwe Eagles on Friday night and Saturday morning.  BICS Boosters will hold concessions on Friday night and BICS Cheer Club will have breakfast concessions on Saturday morning.  Senior parent recognition will take place on Friday night for all seniors who have participated in sports their senior year and their parents.

Change in basketball schedule
There has been a change to the basketball schedule for the weekend of February 1st and 2nd there will be no home game.  BICS boys’ basketball team will travel to Paradise that weekend.

Reminder to all Parents and Visitors
BICS staff would like to remind everyone to please sign in and check in with office staff before continuing through the school. 
Have a Great Weekend!

Posted at 6 p.m., 1/11/19

BICS Civics Presentations, 6 p.m. 1/10/19

Once again, this retired teacher is completely impressed by the speaking ability of our 9th and 10th grade students in the Civics class at Beaver Island Community School. On Thursday evening, the topics ranged from "Psychopaths" to "Gender Identity," and the students provided excellent presentations as well as thoughfully answering questions, being honest when the answers were not known. This program required in the Adam Richard's class was well attended with only a few empty seats.

Gathering for the Presentations

Adam Richards gives an introduction

The presenters

Attentive and Questioning Audience

Mr. Richards thanks everyone for their attendance

View video of these presentations HERE

Posted at 11 a.m., 1/11/19

Phyllis' Daily Weather

January 11, 2018

Brrrr! I'm showing 16° outside this morning! Wind is from the west at 1 mph. Humidity is at 82%, the dew point it 12°, and pressure is 30.44 inches. There is a chance for snow today. Bundle up and stay safe!

ON THIS DAY: January 11, 1908, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt declares the massive Grand Canyon in northwestern Arizona a national monument.

Though Native Americans lived in the area as early as the 13th century, the first European sighting of the canyon wasn’t until 1540, by members of an expedition headed by the Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado. Because of its remote and inaccessible location, several centuries passed before North American settlers really explored the canyon. In 1869, geologist John Wesley Powell led a group of 10 men in the first difficult journey down the rapids of the Colorado River and along the length of the 277-mile gorge in four rowboats.

By the end of the 19th century, the Grand Canyon was attracting thousands of tourists each year. One famous visitor was President Theodore Roosevelt, a New Yorker with a particular affection for the American West.After becoming president in1901 after the assassination of President William McKinley, Roosevelt made environmental conservation a major part of his presidency. After establishing the National Wildlife Refuge to protect the country’s animals, fish and birds, Roosevelt turned his attention to federal regulation of public lands. Though a region could be given national park status–indicating that all private development on that land was illegal–only by an act of Congress, Roosevelt cut down on red tape by beginning a new presidential practice of granting a similar “national monument” designation to some of the West’s greatest treasures.

In January 1908, Roosevelt exercised this right to make more than 800,000 acres of the Grand Canyon area into a national monument. “Let this great wonder of nature remain as it now is,” he declared. “You cannot improve on it. But what you can do is keep it for your children, your children’s children, and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see.”

Congress did not officially outlaw private development in the Grand Canyon until 1919, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the Grand Canyon National Park Act. Today, more than 5 million people visit the canyon each year. The canyon floor is accessible by foot, mule or boat, and whitewater rafting, hiking and running in the area are especially popular. Many choose to conserve their energies and simply take in the breathtaking view from the canyon’s South Rim–some 7,000 feet above sea level–and marvel at a vista virtually unchanged for over 400 years.

DID YOU KNOW THAT: In 1920, Babe Ruth out-homered very American League team. He also wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep his head cool. He changed it every two innings.

WORD OF THE DAY: terraform (TER-uh-fawrm) which means
to alter the environment of (a celestial body) in order to make capable of supporting terrestrial lifeforms. Readers of science fiction already know that terraform means to transform a hostile planet to one suitable for supporting terrestrial life. The Latin noun terra “earth, land, dry land” comes from an unattested noun tersā, from the Proto-Indo-European root ters- “dry,” source of Germanic (English) thirst. Latin forma looks somehow related to Greek morphḗ “form, shape, figure” and is possibly a borrowing from Greek through Etruscan. Morphḗ and forma are the sole representatives of an otherwise isolated root merph- “form,” Latin forma showing metathesis of m and ph (ph becoming f in Latin). Terraform entered English in the mid-20th century.

Obituary for Sharon Elizabeth Scamehorn

Sharon Elizabeth Scamehorn, age 78, of Foley, Alabama, and Beaver Island, Michigan, passed away on Friday December 28, 2018 at Mobile Infirmary in Mobile, Alabama. Sharon was born July 2, 1940 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Married to Dale H Scamehorn August 2003.

Lived on Beaver Island, Michigan in the summer and in Foley, Alabama in winter months.

Sharon was a ER Nurse and many other positions in nursing as her trade in life.

When retired she volunteered on Beaver Island.

She attended church at Parishioner at St Margaret's of Scotland, Foley, Alabama and Parishioner at Holy Cross Catholic Church Beaver Island, Michigan.

She was proceeded by Father Austin Hugh Malloy and Mother Ivey Beryl (Leona) Haines Malloy.
Sisters: Eileen Malloy Parry and Maureen Malloy Ramsdell.
Brothers: Robert (BUS) Malloy, Donald Malloy and John Malloy.
Along with many Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Surviving are Husband, Dale Scamehorn, Sister, Katie Malloy Willcox, Step Children Sheryl & Dean VanderYaght, Susan & Merle Ringewold, and Robert & Adonna Scamehorn, 8 Grandchildren, 1 Great Grandchild. Along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Memorial service to be held summer 2019 on Beaver Island.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.serenityfuneralhome.com for the Scamehorn family.


Peaine Township Meeting

January 9, 2018, 7 p.m.

Peaine Twp Meeting Packet

page 1 Agenda

page 2 Minutes Dec 12

page 3 Joint minutes 121818 pg 1

page 4 Joint minutes 121818 pg 2

page 5 Peaine Twp General Fund

page 6 Peaine Twp WM Fund

page 7 Peaine Twp Airport Fund

page 8 Peaine Twp Road Fund

page 9 St James Wood Mvt Ord pg 1

page 10 St James Wood Mvt Ord pg 2

page 11 St James Wood Mvt Ord pg 3

page 12 St James Wood Mvt Ord pg 4

page 13 Charlevoix Parks Funding

page 14 Peaine Twp Resolution Parks Funding

View video of the meeting HERE

Posted at 12:15 p.m., 1/10/19

I Remember

by Cindy Ricksgers

January 10, 2019

Posted at 12 p.m.

BICS Civics Presentations, 6 p.m. 1/9/19

The BICS Civics class had its second round of presentations at the St. James Township Hall last night beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m. The first round was completed previously at the Peaine Township Hall. The presentations were quite interesting, and it was quite amazing to see the variety of the topics ranging from "Participation Awards" to "Artificial Intelligence". This editor is impressed by the research as well as the speaking styles of these 9th and 10th grade students; he is also impressed by the support of the community in these efforts.

Gathering to Hear the Presentations

Mr Richards Introduces the Presenters

Tonight's Presenters

Attentive Audience

View video of these presentations HERE

Posted at 10 a.m., 1/10/19

Weather by Joe

January 10, 2019

It's a wee bit chilly outside this morning. Here on Carlilse Road, it is 15 degrees with the wind gusting to about 6 mph, making the windchill 6 degrees. The wind is out of the NE. The humidity is 86%, and the pressure is 30.28/ The visibility is given as 9 miles. We are overcast at 1600 feeet. The dewpoint is 5 degrees.

TODAY, it is expected that we may have some morning snow flurries with a high of about 20 degrees. BRRR! The wind will be from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph making it feel colder.

TONIGHT, it is expected for the snow flurries to end and the temperature will get down to the low teens. The chance of snow is listed as 0%. Winds will be from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW, it is forecast for a cloudy day with a high in the low 20's. The chance of snow is given as 20%, and the wind will switch to the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Word of the Day:

venal; adjective; (VEE-nul); capable of being bought or obtained for money or other valuable consideration; originating in, characterized by, or associated with corrupt bribery

If you are given the choice between acts that are venal and those that are venial, go for the venial. Although the two words look and sound alike, they have very different meanings and histories. Venal demonstrates the adage that anything can be had if the price is high enough and the morals are low enough. That word originated with the Latin venum, which simply referred to something that was sold or for sale. Some of those transactions must have been rather shady because by the mid-1600s, venal had gained the sense of corruption it carries today. Venial sins, on the other hand, are pardonable, the kind that show that everyone makes mistakes sometimes. That forgiving term descends from venia, Latin for "favor," "indulgence," or "pardon."

On this Day:

On this day in 1901, a drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas, produces an enormous gusher of crude oil, coating the landscape for hundreds of feet and signaling the advent of the American oil industry. The geyser was discovered at a depth of over 1,000 feet, flowed at an initial rate of approximately 100,000 barrels a day and took nine days to cap. Following the discovery, petroleum, which until that time had been used in the U.S. primarily as a lubricant and in kerosene for lamps, would become the main fuel source for new inventions such as cars and airplanes; coal-powered forms of transportation including ships and trains would also convert to the liquid fuel.

Crude oil, which became the world’s first trillion-dollar industry, is a natural mix of hundreds of different hydrocarbon compounds trapped in underground rock. The hydrocarbons were formed millions of years ago when tiny aquatic plants and animals died and settled on the bottoms of ancient waterways, creating a thick layer of organic material. Sediment later covered this material, putting heat and pressure on it and transforming it into the petroleum that comes out of the ground today.

In the early 1890s, Texas businessman and amateur geologist Patillo Higgins became convinced there was a large pool of oil under a salt-dome formation south of Beaumont. He and several partners established the Gladys City Oil, Gas and Manufacturing Company and made several unsuccessful drilling attempts before Higgins left the company. In 1899, Higgins leased a tract of land at Spindletop to mining engineer Anthony Lucas. The Lucas gusher blew on January 10, 1901, and ushered in the liquid fuel age. Unfortunately for Higgins, he’d lost his ownership stake by that point.

Beaumont became a “black gold” boomtown, its population tripling in three months. The town filled up with oil workers, investors, merchants and con men (leading some people to dub it “Swindletop”). Within a year, there were more than 285 actives wells at Spindletop and an estimated 500 oil and land companies operating in the area, including some that are major players today: Humble (now Exxon), the Texas Company (Texaco) and Magnolia Petroleum Company (Mobil).

Spindletop experienced a second boom starting in the mid-1920s when more oil was discovered at deeper depths. In the 1950s, Spindletop was mined for sulphur. Today, only a few oil wells still operate in the area.

Posted at 8:45 a.m.

First Oral History Gathering

St. James Township Hall, January 9, 2019, 7-9 p.m.

Quite an interesting night at the St. James Township Hall last night for the first oral history gathering sponsored by the Beaver Island Historical Society and MC'd by Ed Wojan. Some of the islnd families were represented as the night was dedicated to gathering the oral history from the 1950's. Besides the Wojan family, the attendess included representatives from the Ricksgers, LaFrenieres, Martins, Greggs, and Gallaghers.

Here is Ed Wojan's opening statement passed out at this, the first meeting with several more planned:

Here is the outline of the topics spoken about:

View a small gallery of pictures of the night HERE

View video of the gathering HERE

Phyllis' Daily Weather

January 9, 2018

It's cold and windy, oh yeah, that's right, it's winter! Right now I'm showing 20°. feels like 12°, cloudy skies, wind is from the west at 17 mph, and visibility is 9 miles. It's suppose to be like this all day. Think I'll just stay in where it's warm.

ON THIS DATE in 1493, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, sailing near the Dominican Republic, sees three “mermaids”–in reality manatees–and describes them as “not half as beautiful as they are painted.” Six months earlier, Columbus (1451-1506) set off from Spain across the Atlantic Ocean with the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria, hoping to find a western trade route to Asia. Instead, his voyage, the first of four he would make, led him to the Americas, or “New World.”

Mermaids, mythical half-female, half-fish creatures, have existed in seafaring cultures at least since the time of the ancient Greeks. Typically depicted as having a woman’s head and torso, a fishtail instead of legs and holding a mirror and comb, mermaids live in the ocean and, according to some legends, can take on a human shape and marry mortal men. Mermaids are closely linked to sirens, another folkloric figure, part-woman, part-bird, who live on islands and sing seductive songs to lure sailors to their deaths.

Mermaid sightings by sailors, when they weren’t made up, were most likely manatees, dugongs or Steller’s sea cows (which became extinct by the 1760s due to over-hunting). Manatees are slow-moving aquatic mammals with human-like eyes, bulbous faces and paddle-like tails. It is likely that manatees evolved from an ancestor they share with the elephant. The three species of manatee (West Indian, West African and Amazonian) and one species of dugong belong to the Sirenia order. As adults, they’re typically 10 to 12 feet long and weigh 800 to 1,200 pounds. They’re plant-eaters, have a slow metabolism and can only survive in warm water.

Manatees live an average of 50 to 60 years in the wild and have no natural predators. However, they are an endangered species. In the U.S., the majority of manatees are found in Florida, where scores of them die or are injured each year due to collisions with boats.

DID YOU KNOW THAT All major league baseball umpires must wear black underwear while on the job in case their pants split.

WORD OF THE DAY: pawky (PAW-kee) which means cunny; sly. Pawky “shrewd, sly” is an uncommon adjective used Irish English, Scots, and northern English dialect. It is a derivative of the noun pawk (also pauk) “a trick, cunning,” but there is no further etymology. Pawky entered English in the 17th century.

New Year: Resolutions, Remembering, and Resolve

by Cindy Ricksgers

Posted at 2:45 p.m., 1/6/19

St. James Township Seeks Trustee Replacement

Posting of Township Trustee Vacancy

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Posted at 12:45 p.m., 1/8/19

Phyllis' Daily Weather

January 8, 2018

What a day yesterday was...snow, rain, freezing rain, lots of wind, then it began to warm up around 11 pm. Now it's 35°, mostly cloudy, and the high should be around 37°. The wind is from the SW at 10 mph making it feel like 28°, and visibility is 10 miles.

ON THIS DATE: in 1877, Crazy Horse and his warriors–outnumbered, low on ammunition and forced to use outdated weapons to defend themselves–fight their final losing battle against the U.S. Cavalry in Montana.

Six months earlier, in the Battle of Little Bighorn, Crazy Horse and his ally, Chief Sitting Bull, led their combined forces of Sioux and Cheyenne to a stunning victory over Lieutenant Colonel George Custer (1839-76) and his men. The Indians were resisting the U.S. government’s efforts to force them back to their reservations. After Custer and over 200 of his soldiers were killed in the conflict, later dubbed “Custer’s Last Stand,” the American public wanted revenge. As a result, the U.S. Army launched a winter campaign in 1876-77, led by General Nelson Miles (1839-1925), against the remaining hostile Indians on the Northern Plains.

Combining military force with diplomatic overtures, Nelson convinced many Indians to surrender and return to their reservations. Much to Nelson’s frustration, though, Sitting Bull refused to give in and fled across the border to Canada, where he and his people remained for four years before finally returning to the U.S. to surrender in 1881. Sitting Bull died in 1890. Meanwhile, Crazy Horse and his band also refused to surrender, even though they were suffering from illness and starvation.

On January 8, 1877, General Miles found Crazy Horse’s camp along Montana’s Tongue River. U.S. soldiers opened fire with their big wagon-mounted guns, driving the Indians from their warm tents out into a raging blizzard. Crazy Horse and his warriors managed to regroup on a ridge and return fire, but most of their ammunition was gone, and they were reduced to fighting with bows and arrows. They managed to hold off the soldiers long enough for the women and children to escape under cover of the blinding blizzard before they turned to follow them.

Though he had escaped decisive defeat, Crazy Horse realized that Miles and his well-equipped cavalry troops would eventually hunt down and destroy his cold, hungry followers. On May 6, 1877, Crazy Horse led approximately 1,100 Indians to the Red Cloud reservation near Nebraska’s Fort Robinson and surrendered. Five months later, a guard fatally stabbed him after he allegedly resisted imprisonment by Indian policemen.

In 1948, American sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski began work on the Crazy Horse Memorial, a massive monument carved into a mountain in South Dakota. Still a work in progress, the monument will stand 641 feet high and 563 feet long when completed.

DID YOU KNOW THAT The average lifespan of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

WORD OF THE DAY: labyrinthine ˌlab(ə)ˈrinTHin,ˌlab(ə)ˈrinˌTHēn,ˌlab(ə)ˈrinˌTHīn which means: 1) complicated; tortuous 2) of, relating to, or resembling a labyrinth. What treasures lie in labyrinthine! It is obviously a derivative of labyrinth, via Latin labyrinthus “maze, labyrinth, especially the one built by Daedalus in Cnossus,” from Greek labýrinthos. Labýrinthos has long been associated with Greek lábrys “ax,” especially the double-headed ax in Minoan mythology (and built onto Minoan buildings), from Lydian (an extinct language spoken in western Asia Minor). In a Linear B tablet from Knossos (Linear B is a system of syllabic writing used for Greek in Mycenean times), there is the phrase Daburinthoio Potniai “to the Mistress of the Labyrinth (an offering of one amphora)." The confusion of d and l is pretty common: compare Odysseus and Ulysses, Dakota and Lakota, Latin odor “a smell” and olet “it smells.” Labyrinthine entered English in the 17th century.

Posted at 8:30 a.m.

Oral History Meeting Rescheduled

The meeting scheduled for Monday at 7 p..m. has been reschedule to Tuesday at 7 p.m. due to the weather.

BIESA Minutes

December 27, 2019

Posted at 5 p.m., 1/7/19

Peaine Township Agenda

January 9th, 2019 at 7:00PM
Peaine Township Hall
36825 Kings Hwy, Beaver Island, MI 49782

Posted at 4 p.m., 1/7/19

Beaver Island Food Pantry

The Beaver Island Food Pantry is a community-wide program that provides food to individuals and families in need. More people come to us for assistance during the winter months because they are seasonally-employed and are not working as much.


If you would like to help, we can accept unopened, unexpired non-perishable food items. For your convenience, there are collection baskets at the Beaver Island Christian Church, Beaver Island Community Center, Beaver Island Rural Health Center, Fresh Air, Holy Cross Church and Island Airways.


Cash donations are tax-deductible and are always appreciated as well. Checks can be made payable to the Beaver Island Christian Church, PO Box 21, Beaver Island, 49782. Please write Food Pantry on the memo line. Or you can use the Donation link at the bottom of the home page at beaverislandnews.com which is Joe Moore’s News on the ‘Net.


The Food Pantry provides monthly boxes of food and personal care items to qualified Islanders year-round. Thank you for your help.


The Beaver Island Food Pantry – “because we are family.”


The Food Pantry Committee – Judi Meister, Beth Croswhite, Marty Hathaway, Chris Heikka, Mark LaFreniere and Deb Plastrik

Posted at 4 p.m., 1/7/19

CCCOA January Update

Good Morning,

Just a note to keep you up to date on what is going on with the COA and to respond to requests for more information.  Please find attached the January 2019 Senior Hi-Lites Newsletter. 

The Beaver Island In-Home Reimbursement Program to date is still only being utilized by less than a handful of residents and for homemaking (cleaning) only.  We have not received any requests for reimbursement for CNA services.  We also have had no interest in the Wellness Check program with partnered with the Sheriff’s Department on. 

The next COA Advisory Board Meetings are:

January, 21, 2019 at the East Jordan Senior Center at 10am

The COA Advisory Board meets all around Charlevoix County including Beaver Island so that they are accessible to all the aging population of Charlevoix County at a coordinated time and place each month. 

As a reminder, the Mainland Senior Centers Hours are:

9a-2p Monday through Friday October through April

9a-2p Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday May through September.  Wednesday’s hours are 2p-7p for Wednesday Night Dinners May through September (there is not lunch or Home Delivered Meals that day).

They are closed for most of the National Holidays.

Beaver Island COA Office Hours are:
9a-2p Monday through Friday year-round.  “Sunday Dinners” are once a month October through May and is a lunch.

They are closed for most of the National Holidays.

Meal Voucher Program update:

We received signed renewal agreements from the BI Schools, the Dalwhinnie, The Stoney Acre Grille and The Shamrock.  These have been forwarded to the County Commissioners for approval and signature, though the BI Schools and Dalwhinne were just approved on 1/2/19 for the renewal date of 10/1/8.    The Stoney has a new and Registered Dietitian approved senior menu.

PABI/Community Center Lease update:

A new lease has been signed by the Community Center Board regarding the COA office space and we are just waiting on bills from October 2018 until now to catch us up.

The COA offices and all of our Senior Centers are open when Schools are closed.  The COA Offices only close if Charlevoix County closes.  We keep the senior centers open as we want our aging community to be able to access hot meals, be able to deliver Home Delivered Meals to our community with the greatest need and to provide a warm building with entertainment on these days.  Charlevoix Transit is free so we encourage our aging community to utilize transit on these days for road safety.

The volunteer group, through the Northern Michigan Community Action Agency, who has done taxes at our Charlevoix Senior Center in the past, is going to now be doing them at the First Baptist Church on M66 in Charlevoix.  They will be doing tax preparation, open to the public, walk in basis from Tuesday, February 12, 1019 through Tuesday, April 17, 2019 on Tuesdays ONLY from 9a-2p.  There will be an appointment option available but individuals would need to call the Northern Michigan Community Action Agency in Traverse City for more information and appointments.  Please refer anyone wanting free taxes done to this resource.

Lastly, as a reminder when sharing the COA updates please make sure the information is current and correct.  Please share this information with anyone you feel needs it and as always, should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Amy Wieland

Executive Director

Charlevoix County Commission on Aging

Work Phone: 231-237-0103

Email: wielanda@charlevoixcounty.org

Address: 218 W. Garfield Avenue, Charlevoix, MI  49720

Senior Hi-Lites January 2019

Posted at 12:45 p.m. 1/7/19

Scuba Training

By Dick Burris

There were a few young divers with a friend who wanted to dive on a shipwreck called the "Bessie Smith" in Iron Ore Bay on the south end of Beaver Island. There were enough things that we could scrounge between us to fit this chap for a dive in the chilly water of the bay.


I of course had some ripped wet suits, extra tanks and out of date regulators, and tank harnesses. We gave him the usual SCUBA textbook class; which was simply,"hold your breath while ascending and you'll die". 


Then he was prepared for the adventure of his lifetime. One thing appeared to be missing, a weight belt, to allow him to submerge; otherwise he could not overcome the floatation of the neoprene suit. I always had log chains with me, for multiple purposes;


"Here we go! Instant weigh belt!" I told him.


It was just fine, he was able to submerge, almost perfectly. He was just ahead of us getting into the water, and everything was going fine. There was about a 2 foot swell that day which was par for diving.


All of a sudden we heard a frantic "HELP! silence, then another "HELP!


He had gotten the chain snagged on the buoy rope that.was tied firmly to the shipwreck.


He could reach the surface just long enough to scream HELP!, then a wave would cover him and he would repeat, even louder each time.


There was a scurry to come to the rescue of the poor guy; and we quickly had him freed. So much for his introduction to such a fun sport ! !


Every time I meet each of these divers that were there that day, we talk about this foolishness and laugh a lot.


I still have witnesses to that fiasco.


"All of us FOOLS ain't dead yet!!"

Posted 1/7/19 at 12:45 p.m.

Holy Cross Bulletin

January 2019

Posted 1/7/19 at 12:45 p.m.

Phyllis' Daily Weather

January 7, 2018

Snowy and cold this morning. The dogs didn't want out for long. It's 29°, with the wind from the ESE at 25 mph it feels like 15°. Today: Snow conditions with 25 mph winds out of the southeast and low visibility.

ON THIS DATE the story of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” begins in 1939 at Montgomery Ward, the Chicago-based retail and catalog giant. Seeking a cheaper holiday giveaway than the children’s coloring books they had purchased and distributed in years past, Montgomery Ward asked its own marketing department to create a new and original Christmas storybook from scratch. The task fell to May, a family man with a four-year-old daughter. The story that May wrote was given away to more than 2 million Montgomery Ward customers in 1939. It was not until May’s brother-in-law adapted the story into song almost 10 years later, however, that “Rudolph” truly entered the national consciousness.

May’s brother-in-law was a professional songwriter named Johnny Marks, best known for works like “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (1958) and “A Holly Jolly Christmas” (1962) in addition to “Rudolph.” In 1949, Marks’ song found its way to radio legend Gene Autry, the original Singing Cowboy, whose recording of “Rudolph” sold more than 2 million units in its first year alone on its way to becoming the second-most successful Christmas record in history (after “White Christmas”).

It is at this point in the story of “Rudolph” when those with a nose for legal issues begin to wonder who owned the rights to the beloved Christmas story and money-making juggernaut. In fact, as a paid employee of Montgomery Ward, author Robert L. May had no legal claim whatsoever to an ownership stake in “Rudolph.” Furthermore, May was a widowed single father by 1947, facing enormous debts as a result of his wife’s terminal illness. Yet in a twist that will boggle the minds and warm the hearts of those hardened to the ways of modern American capitalism, the president of Montgomery Ward, one Sewell Avery, signed over to Robert L. May 100 percent of the “Rudolph” copyright in January 1947. May lived comfortably on the royalties from “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” until his death in 1976.

WORD OF THE DAY: salvific (sal-VIF-ik) which means of or relating to redemptive power. Salvific “having redemptive power, redeeming,” comes directly from Late Latin salvificus, formed from salvus “safe” and the combining form -ficus, a suffix for forming adjectives to denote making or causing, and derived from facere “to make.” Not only is salvificus Late Latin, it is specifically Christian Latin, coined and used by Christian authors of the late 4th century and still used exclusively in a Christian sense. Salvific entered English in the 16th century.

Mass from Holy Cross

January 5+6, 2018

The services for Holy Cross took place at the regularly scheduled times. Saturday's service took place at 4 p.m., and the Sunday service took place at 9:30 a.m.. Our own Father Jim Siler was the celebrant.

The reader on Saturday was Brian Foli, and the reader on Sunday was Jacque LaFreniere. This weekend was the Epiphany. (e·piph·a·ny); noun:

the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi; the festival commemorating the Epiphany on January 6; a manifestation of a divine or supernatural being

The church was decorated beautifully for Epiphany, and all the previous holidays.

Brian Foli...................Jacque LaFreniere.................Father Jim Siler

Father Jim gives the final blessing.

View video excerpts of the two Masses HERE

Posted at 6 p.m., 1/6/19

Beginning the Year with A, B, and C

by Cindy Ricksgers

Christian Church Bulletin

for 1/6/19

Interesting Sunrise Sky

January 5, 2018

Frozen fog in the sunrise sun produces interesting color.

Thanks to Bob Tidmore for the picture.

Weather by Joe

January 6, 2019

Right now on Carlisle Road it is 29 degrees, but feels colder due to a little wind out of the north. The humidity is 69% with the pressure at 30.17. The sky is overcast at 3700 feet, and visibility is at ten miles.

TODAY, it is expected to be cloudy in the morning, giving way to sunshine in the afternoon. The high temperature will be just below freezing and the winds will be from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT, it is expected to drop in temperature to the low to mid-20s. The winds will be from the ESE at 20 to 30 mph, and it will be snowing with a 100% chance of precipitation later in the night with accumulation up to one inch.

TOMORROW, it is forecast for continued snow or rain and wind gusting with temperatures in the mid-30s. Winds will be from the SSE at 25 to 30 mph. The percentage of precipitation chance is 100%.

Word of the Day:

paradigm; noun; (PAIR-uh-dyme); an outstandingly clear or typical example or archetype; a philosophical and theoretical framework of a scientific school or discipline within which theories, laws, and generalizations and the experiments performed in support of them are formulated

Paradigm traces to a Greek verb meaning "to show," and has been used in English to mean "example" or "pattern" since the 15th century. Some debate exists, however, about what kind of example qualifies as a paradigm. Some people say it's a typical example, while others insist it must be an outstanding or perfect example. The scientific community has added to the confusion by using it to mean "a theoretical framework," a sense popularized by American scientist Thomas S. Kuhn in the second edition of his influential book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, published in 1970. In that work, Kuhn admitted that he had used paradigm in 22 different ways. Some usage commentators now advise avoiding the term entirely on the grounds that it is overused.

On this Day:

On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse’s telegraph system is demonstrated for the first time at the Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown, New Jersey. The telegraph, a device which used electric impulses to transmit encoded messages over a wire, would eventually revolutionize long-distance communication, reaching the height of its popularity in the 1920s and 1930s.

Samuel Finley Breese Morse was born April 27, 1791, in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He attended Yale University, where he was interested in art, as well as electricity, still in its infancy at the time. After college, Morse became a painter. In 1832, while sailing home from Europe, he heard about the newly discovered electromagnet and came up with an idea for an electric telegraph. He had no idea that other inventors were already at work on the concept.

Morse spent the next several years developing a prototype and took on two partners, Leonard Gale and Alfred Vail, to help him. In 1838, he demonstrated his invention using Morse code, in which dots and dashes represented letters and numbers. In 1843, Morse finally convinced a skeptical Congress to fund the construction of the first telegraph line in the United States, from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore. In May 1844, Morse sent the first official telegram over the line, with the message: “What hath God wrought!”

Over the next few years, private companies, using Morse’s patent, set up telegraph lines around the Northeast. In 1851, the New York and Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company was founded; it would later change its name to Western Union. In 1861, Western Union finished the first transcontinental line across the United States. Five years later, the first successful permanent line across the Atlantic Ocean was constructed and by the end of the century telegraph systems were in place in Africa, Asia and Australia.

Because telegraph companies typically charged by the word, telegrams became known for their succinct prose–whether they contained happy or sad news. The word “stop,” which was free, was used in place of a period, for which there was a charge. In 1933, Western Union introduced singing telegrams. During World War II, Americans came to dread the sight of Western Union couriers because the military used telegrams to inform families about soldiers’ deaths.

Over the course of the 20th century, telegraph messages were largely replaced by cheap long-distance phone service, faxes and email. Western Union delivered its final telegram in January 2006.

Samuel Morse died wealthy and famous in New York City on April 2, 1872, at age 80.

Posted at 8:15 a.m.

Phyllis' Daily Weather

January 5, 2019

Cloudy skies this morning, 31°, foggy, the high for the day will be around 35°, wind is from the ssw at 5 mph making it feel like 26°, and visibility is 1.5 miles

ON THIS DATE, January 5, 1933, construction begins on the Golden Gate Bridge, as workers began excavating 3.25 million cubic feet of dirt for the structure’s huge anchorages.

Following the Gold Rush boom that began in 1849, speculators realized the land north of San Francisco Bay would increase in value in direct proportion to its accessibility to the city. Soon, a plan was hatched to build a bridge that would span the Golden Gate, a narrow, 400-foot deep strait that serves as the mouth of the San Francisco Bay, connecting the San Francisco Peninsula with the southern end of Marin County.

Although the idea went back as far as 1869, the proposal took root in 1916. A former engineering student, James Wilkins, working as a journalist with the San Francisco Bulletin, called for a suspension bridge with a center span of 3,000 feet, nearly twice the length of any in existence. Wilkins’ idea was estimated to cost an astounding $100 million. So, San Francisco’s city engineer, Michael M. O’Shaughnessy (he’s also credited with coming up with the name Golden Gate Bridge), began asking bridge engineers whether they could do it for less.

Engineer and poet Joseph Strauss, a 5-foot tall Cincinnati-born Chicagoan, said he could.

Eventually, O’Shaughnessy and Strauss concluded they could build a pure suspension bridge within a practical range of $25-30 million with a main span at least 4,000 feet. The construction plan still faced opposition, including litigation, from many sources. By the time most of the obstacles were cleared, the Great Depression of 1929 had begun, limiting financing options, so officials convinced voters to support $35 million in bonded indebtedness, citing the jobs that would be created for the project. However, the bonds couldn’t be sold until 1932, when San-Francisco based Bank of America agreed to buy the entire project in order to help the local economy.

The Golden Gate Bridge officially opened on May 27, 1937, the longest bridge span in the world at the time. The first public crossing had taken place the day before, when 200,000 people walked, ran and even roller skated over the new bridge.

With its tall towers and famous red paint job, the bridge quickly became a famous American landmark, and a symbol of San Francisco.

DID YOU KNOW the Olympic flag's colors are always red, black, blue, green, and yellow rings on a field of white. This is because at least one of those colors appears on the flag of every nation on the planet.

WORD OF THE DAY: douceur (doo-SUR) which means a
1-conciliatory gift or bribe.
2-a gratuity; tip.
3-Archaic. sweetness or agreeableness.
The French noun douceur “sweetness, a sweet taste,” comes from Late Latin dulcor (stem dulcōr-) with the same meaning. The French noun also means “pleasure, kindness, gift, reward,” and finally “bribe,” much like English sweetener. Douceur entered English in the 14th century.

Posted at 8:45 a.m.

BICS Civics' Students to Present

The 9th- and 10th-grade civics students are delivering their second round of public talks next week, January 9th and 10th (Wed & Thurs). Join us at St. James Township Hall from 6-7:30 p.m. Come and hear these young people share their understanding and analysis on complex issues like violence in schools, privacy on social media, whether to grant AI entities rights, and what the government should do with sociopaths. I require that a third of their speech time be devoted to Q&A, so your attendance is also a great opportunity for you to help these young citizens to develop their perspectives.

If you can't make it, there will be two more opportunities this school year in March and May as part of their economics course.

We hope to see you there+

Adam Richards

Posted at 4:15 p.m., 1/4/18

Carlisle Road and King's Highway Over the Holidays

Beaver Island had a white Christmas and a white New Year's Day, and the beauty of the snow on the trees made this a perfect holiday for those still here on the island. It ranged from slop to snow to freezing balls of snow to freezing rain over the holidays, but it was still very pretty here, and, more importantly, a great time for families.

A panorama of the sunshining on the snow on the trees

Close-ups of the snow beauty

One gorgeous wintertime so far

Weather by Joe

January 4, 2019

Right now on Carlisle Road, it is 33 degrees with a pressure of 29.53. There is a breath of wind out of the north. We got .41 inches of precipitation in the last 24 hours. Visibility is ten miles. The dewpoint is 33 degrees and the relative humidity is 84%.

TODAY, it is expected to be partly cloudy with possible sunshine. The chance of precipitation is down to 10%. The temperature will be in the mid-30s and the wind will be from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

TONIGHT, it is expected to remain partly cloudy with the temperature getting down to near 30. The winds will be light and variable with a 10% chance of precipitation.

TOMORROW, it is forecast for be pretty much the same as today. The temperatures will remain in the low to mid-30s, and the wind will continue from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Word of the Day:

abominable; adjective; (uh-BAH-muh-nuh-bul); worthy of or causing disgust or hatred; very bad or unpleasant

The tendency to hate evil omens is a vital part of the history of abominable. The word descends from the Latin verb abominari, which means "to deprecate as an ill omen" or "to detest"; abominari itself comes from ab- plus omin- ("from an omen"). When English speakers adopted abominable in the 14th century, they used it to express their disgust over evil or truly detestable things—and for 500 years that's the way things stood. In the 17th century, the word's meaning moderated, so that Scottish novelist William Black could write in A Princess of Thule (1873), "Sheila had nothing to do with the introduction of this abominable decoration." Other descendants of abominari are abominate ("to hate or loathe intensely") and abomination ("something odious or detestable").

On this Day:

On this day in 1999, for the first time since Charlemagne’s reign in the ninth century, Europe is united with a common currency when the “euro” debuts as a financial unit in corporate and investment markets. Eleven European Union (EU) nations (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain), representing some 290 million people, launched the currency in the hopes of increasing European integration and economic growth. Closing at a robust 1.17 U.S. dollars on its first day, the euro promised to give the dollar a run for its money in the new global economy. Euro cash, decorated with architectural images, symbols of European unity and member-state motifs, went into circulation on January 1, 2002, replacing the Austrian schilling, Belgian franc, Finnish markka, French franc, German mark, Italian lira, Irish punt, Luxembourg franc, Netherlands guilder, Portugal escudo and Spanish peseta. A number of territories and non-EU nations including Monaco and Vatican City also adopted the euro.

Conversion to the euro wasn’t without controversy. Despite the practical benefits of a common currency that would make it easier to do business and travel throughout Europe, there were concerns that the changeover process would be costly and chaotic, encourage counterfeiting, lead to inflation and cause individual nations to loose control over their economic policies. Great Britain, Sweden and Demark opted not to use the euro. Greece, after initially being excluded for failing to meet all the required conditions, adopted the euro in January 2001, becoming the 12th member of the so-called eurozone.

The euro was established by the 1992 Maastricht Treaty on European Union, which spelled out specific economic requirements, including high degree of price stability and low inflation, which countries must meet before they can begin using the new money. The euro consists of 8 coins and 7 paper bills. The Frankfurt-based European Central Bank (ECB) manages the euro and sets interest rates and other monetary policies. In 2004, 10 more countries joined the EU—-Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. Several of these countries plan to start using the euro in 2007, with the rest to follow in coming years.

Posted at 8:15 a.m.

B. I. Transportation Authority Meeting

Jan 15, 2019, meeting notice

Dec 11 2018 regular meeting minutes draft

Posted 11:00 a.m., 1/3/18

Phyllis' Daily Weather

January 3, 2019

It's 28° outside this morning with mostly cloudy skies. Wind is from the west south west at 13 mph making it feel like 17°. Visibility is 10 miles. The high for today is predicted to be 33° which will make the roads a bit sloppy and slippery so take care.

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1987 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts first woman.

In 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its first group of inductees: Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and the Everly Brothers. Since then, the Hall has added a new class of inductees each year, expanding by January 2008 to 209 honorees in four categories: Performers, Non-Performers, Sidemen and Lifetime Achievers. The category in which the Hall is most conspicuously lacking, however, is women. Of the 159 total inductions in the Performers category, 135 have been of solo male performers or male groups. Only 10 solo female performers and 13 groups containing at least one female performer have been added since the Hall admitted its first woman—Aretha Franklin—on January 3, 1987.

In its second 10 years, women fared better with the Hall of Fame as artists like the Jefferson Airplane (1996), Joni Mitchell (1997), Bonnie Raitt (2000) and the Pretenders (2005) became eligible for induction. Still, considering how few female artists and groups are likely to be given serious consideration in the coming years—Heart? Joan Jett? Chaka Khan?—the Hall’s roster of honorees is a striking reflection of how much rock and roll really has been, and continues to be, a man’s world.

For the record, the solo women and groups containing women who have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as of 2008 are (in order of induction):

Aretha Franklin

The Supremes

LaVern Baker

Ike and Tina Turner

Ruth Brown

Etta James

Martha and the Vandellas

Janis Joplin

The Shirelles

Jefferson Airplane (Grace Slick)

Gladys Knight and the Pips

Joni Mitchell

The Mamas and the Papas (Cass Elliot and Michelle Phillips)

Fleetwood Mac (Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks)

The Staple Singers

Dusty Springfield

Bonnie Raitt

Talking Heads (Tina Weymouth)

Brenda Lee

The Pretenders (Chryssie Hind)

Blondie (Debbie Harry)

The Ronettes

Patti Smith

Madonna

DID YOU KNOW THAT Retired basketball sensation Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike each year than all the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.

WORD OF THE DAY: elevenses (ih-LEV-uhn-ziz) which means a mid-morning break for refreshments. Elevenses is a British colloquialism, familiar to Americans most likely through reading Tolkien (Bilbo Baggins was keen on elevenses) and P.G. Wodehouse. Elevenses was originally a British dialect word, a double plural of eleven (o’clock); it referred to snacks or light refreshments taken at eleven in the morning (as fourses taken about four in the afternoon.) Elevenses entered English in the 19th century.

Posted at 8:45 a.m.

Dr. Donald Falik Passes Away

Dr. Donald Falik, beloved dentist of the Charlotte, MI community, died unexpectedly in an airplane accident on December 30, 2018. Don, age 72, was born April 30, 1946 in Detroit to Chazkel and Florence (Katzin) Falik. In 1969 he married Mary “Lee” Park. Their adventures together over the next 49 years were many.

Don lived life to the fullest, and gave of himself often to help others. Dentistry, flying, and car collecting were Don’s favorite activities in life. He found a way to blend them by flying patients and friends in need of transportation or a fun experience.

Don’s love of dentistry began when he was a child. He graduated from Cass Tech in Detroit, attended MSU, and graduated from the University of Detroit Dental School in 1970. Shortly thereafter, he served his country in the Navy Dental Corps. After an honorable discharge, he and his family moved to Charlotte in the Spring of 1972, where he began his dental practice. Weekend, midnight, and holiday emergencies were not uncommon for Dr. Falik. He often visited hospitals and nursing homes to care for his patients.

After he received his pilot’s license in 1993, any opportunity to fly made Don happy. He would take off at the drop of a hat, if the opportunity arose and weather conditions permitted. Don had a love of mechanics, which led him into a love of orthodontics. His work was a hobby, and his patients and staff were part of the extended family.

Don and his wife Lee loved to travel, taking several trips to Mexico and Europe. During one visit to Mexico, he provided dental services in very primitive conditions to school children. A devoted family man, Don was very proud of his wife, sons, and especially adored his two darling granddaughters.

Dr. Don Falik is survived by his loving family: Lee, wife of 49 years; sons, Dr. Robert Falik, Thomas Falik, and Michael (Crystal) Falik; granddaughters, Myla and Riley; brother, Dr. Louis Falik; and sister, Sheila Millman. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends are encouraged to support the Falik family at visitation and funeral services. Funeral services are Saturday, January 5, 2019, 12:00 Noon at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte with Rev. David Keller officiating. Visitation is Friday, January 4, 5-8:00 PM, and Saturday, January 5, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Wings of Mercy or Angel Flight. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Don on his tribute page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

Posted at 8:30 a.m., 1/3/18

B. I. Christian Church Bulletin

December 30, 2018

St. James Township Meeting

January 2, 2018

SJT agenda 010219

Supervisor Lens1_December.27.2018

WOOD MOVEMENT ORDINANCE FOR REVIEW 120518

In the middle of a snowstorm that dropped a few inches, and with visibility near zero, the St. James Township Board met at the St.James Township Hall at Whiskey Point tonight beginning at 5 p.m. There were more attendees than there were board members at this meeting. Missing was Jeff Powers, who had sent an email resigning his position on the board. All were sad to accept his resignation. He was as very thorough and thoughtful member of the board and three committees as well. Thank you, Jeff for your service to the community!

While the computer equipment and camera were set up and ready to go for the live stream of the meeting, the SD card in the camera would not work, so the beginning of the meeting is missing from the video. BINN apologizes for this. As soon as it was discovered, another SD card was put in the camera, and the rest of the meeting was recorded. The whole meeting was live streamed, but the beginning financial discussion is missing from the recording.

The board members

The attendees

View video of the meeting HERE

Weather by Joe

January 2, 2018

Good morning to you all and a Happy New Year! This household didn't do much celebration for the new year due to the dread mocus virus hitting us both hard and keeping us up coughing and sniffling. The cough was so bad last night that we both slept in separate areas of the house in order to get some rest. We are hoping that we did not pass this on to anyone over the holidays. It is not fun. On with the weather....

Right now on Carlisle Road it is 21 degrees with a pressure of 30.23 and visibility of ten miles. The sky is overcast at 2300 feet. The dewpoint is 18 degrees and the relative humidity is 82%. There is about three inches of snow on the front deck and on the cars.

TODAY, it is expected to snow with a 70% chance. The high will be in the upper 20's with sinds from the S at 10 to 15 mph.

TONIGHT, it is expected to get down near 20, the snow chance will drop to 20%, and the winds will switch to the W at 10 to 15 mph.

TOMORROW, it is forecast for continued clouds with temperature near freezing. Winds will increase to 15 to 25 mph from the WSW. The chance of precipitation is 20%. You might see some sunshine.

Word of the Day:

campestral; adjective; (kam-PESS-trul); of or relating to fields or open country; rural

Scamper across an open field, and then, while catching your breath, ponder this: scamper and campestral both ultimately derive from the Latin noun campus, meaning "field" or "plain." Latin campester is the adjective that means "pertaining to a campus." In ancient Rome, a campus was a place for games, athletic practice, and military drills. Scamper probably started with a military association as well (it is assumed to have evolved from an unattested Vulgar Latin verb, excampare, meaning "to decamp"). In English, campestral took on an exclusively rural aspect upon its introduction in the late 17th century, while campus, you might say, became mainly academic.

On this Day:

On this day in 1980, in a strong reaction to the December 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, President Jimmy Carter asks the Senate to postpone action on the SALT II nuclear weapons treaty and recalls the U.S. ambassador to Moscow. These actions sent a message that the age of detente and the friendlier diplomatic and economic relations that were established between the United States and Soviet Union during President Richard Nixon’s administration (1969-74) had ended.

Carter feared that the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, in which an estimated 30,000 combat troops entered that nation and established a puppet government, would threaten the stability of strategic neighboring countries such as Iran and Pakistan and could lead to the USSR gaining control over much of the world’s oil supplies. The Soviet actions were labeled “a serious threat to peace” by the White House. Carter asked the Senate to shelve ratification talks on SALT II, the nuclear arms treaty that he and Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev had already signed, and the president called U.S. ambassador to Moscow Thomas J. Watson back to Washington for “consultation,” in an effort to let the Kremlin know that military intervention in Afghanistan was unacceptable.

When the Soviets refused to withdraw from Afghanistan, America halted certain key exports to the USSR, including grain and high technology, and boycotted the 1980 summer Olympics, which were held in Moscow. The United States also began to covertly subsidize anti-Soviet fighters in Afghanistan. During Ronald Reagan’s presidency in the 1980s, the CIA secretly sent billions of dollars to Afghanistan to arm and train the mujahedeen rebel forces that were battling the Soviets. This tactic was successful in helping to drive out the Soviets, but it also gave rise to the oppressive Taliban regime and Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida terrorist organization.

In 1980, Jimmy Carter lost the presidency to Ronald Reagan, who favored a more aggressive anti-Communist foreign policy. Reagan dubbed the USSR the “evil empire” and believed it was America’s responsibility to save the world from Soviet repression. He dramatically increased U.S. defense spending and ramped up the nuclear arms race with the Soviets, whose faltering economy ultimately prevented them from keeping pace. The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.

Posted at 8:30 a.m.

Ends and Beginnings

by Cindy Ricksgers

Posted aat 10:30 a.m., 1/1/19

Phyllis' Daily Weather

January 1, 2019

Happy New Year! I'm celebrating this morning not having a pounding headache. It's absolutely lovely outside thanks to a couple inches of snow - although the dogs weren't too crazy about it. We're taking turns with the weather and this is Joe's morning to not feel so great. He's still sleeping.

Right now it's 18°, feels like 1°, cloudy skies, wind is at 20 mph from the north. Light snow (1 to 2 inches) today and tomorrow with the high temperature rising to 40°on Saturday.

ON THIS DATE: In honor of the American centennial, 1876, the first area-wide New Year’s Day Mummers’ Parade is held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Mummers’ celebrations in America date back to colonial times, when the boisterous Swedish custom of celebrating the end of the calendar year with noise making and shouting was combined with the tradition of the British mummery play. Reciting doggerel and receiving in return cakes and ale, groups of five to 20 people, their faces blackened, would march from home to home, shouting and discharging firearms into the air while burlesquing the English mummers’ play of St. George and the Dragon. Philadelphia, which had a sizable Swedish population, was the center of America’s mummers’ celebrations.

In 1790, Philadelphia became the capital of the United States, and President George Washington initiated a tradition of receiving “calls” from mummers at his mansion. In the early 19th century, the celebrations became so popular in Philadelphia that a city act was passed declaring that “masquerades, masquerade balls, and masked processions” were prohibited with threats of fine and imprisonment. While the celebrations were quieted, they did not cease, and when the law was abolished in the 1850s, there had been no reported convictions.

In celebration of the American centennial in 1876, what had been an uncoordinated group of neighborhood celebrations turned into an area-wide parade featuring various mummers’ clubs. In 1901, Philadelphia’s city government decided to sponsor the popular parade, and 42 fraternal organizations received permits to stage a parade in which prizes were awarded for costumes, music, and comic antics.

The Mummers’ Parade continues to be a popular Philadelphia tradition.

WEIRD FACTS ABOUT SPORTS: In 1963, major league baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, an hour after Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the moon, Perry hit is first, and only, home run while playing for the San Francisco Giants.

WORD OF THE DAY: auspicate (AW-spi-keyt) which means to initiate with ceremonies calculated to ensure good luck; inaugurate. Romans were addicted to religion, law, and the military (not always sharply differentiated), and no public business could be conducted without first taking the auspices. The basic Latin word is auspex (stem auspic-), literally “bird watcher.” The syllable au- is a reduced form of avi-, the stem of the Latin noun avis “bird”; the suffix -spex means “one who watches or inspects,” a derivative of the verb specere “to observe, watch” (which has many derivatives in English, e.g., expect, inspect, suspect, etc.). The Latin derivative noun auspicium “bird watching” also applied to other forms of divination, e.g., ex caelō, i.e., observing thunder and lightning; ex quadrupedibus, observing the behavior of four-footed animals, e.g. a wolf eating grass; ex dīrīs from observing dreadful, uncanny, or dire signs. There were other forms of auspices too silly to mention, but when the results of public elections were at stake or there was an important, controversial bill being debated in the Senate, why surely the gods had to approve (or not). Auspicate comes from the Latin past participle auspicātus, a derivative of the verb auspicārī “to take the auspices.” Auspicate entered English in the early 17th century.

Joint Township Board Meeting Minutes

Regarding the Land Acquisition at the Beaver Island Airport

Posted at 3:30 p.m., 12/31/18

St. James Documents for Meeting 1/2/19

SJT agenda 010219

Supervisor Lens1_December.27.2018

WOOD MOVEMENT ORDINANCE FOR REVIEW 120518

Posted at 1 p.m., 12/31/18


     

Links

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

ContraDance Summer 2018 Schedule

Posted at 9:30 a.m., 4/16/18

ContraDance begins in May!

 

St. James Township Finance Committee

Meeting Dates

St. James Township Meetings Schedule

September 5, 2018

View video of the meeting HERE

The Beaver Island Water Trail

The Beaver Island Water Trail is active.  Check out the paddling guide.

Water Trail website HERE

See paddling guide HERE

 

Anti-Bullying Presentation to BICS Parents

View presentation HERE

Invasives, Maps, Report, and Graphics

Link to the Beaver Island Airport 10-year Plan

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

Meeting Minutes

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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!

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Oral History Project

December 30, 2018

The Oral History Project is continuing with Ed Wojan taking the lead to try to get the history from the 50's, 60's, and 70's. As stated in a previous story, there will be a couple events taking place to help gather this information

PLACE: ST. JAMES TOWNSHIP HALL

DATES:
JANUARY 7, 2019 7-9 P.M.
JANUARY 21, 2019 7-9 P.M.

As the first of this series, two of the island's older ladies gathered at Skip McDonough's house on December 30, 2018. They were joined by Phyllis Gregg Moore and Ruth Gregg, Ed Wojan, Joe Moore, and a representative from the BIHS, who recorded audio of the interview. The interview lasted just about two hours.

Ed Wojan interviews Lillian Gregg and Edna (Skip) McDonough

Lil comments........Skip comments too

Lillian and Skip.............Ruthie and Phyllis

View video of the interview HERE

Posted at noon, 12/31/18

Mass from Holy Cross

December 30, 2018

The first Sunday after Christmas, there were two services, one on Saturday at 4 p.m. and another on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The sickness made the editor unable to attend on Saturday to live stream. The program was live streamed on Sunday morning even though the editor was still sick. The video camera acted up and was unable to record the video clips. Thank goodness for the backup recording of the whole service. The music on this backup was completely distorted, so only the excerpt of the readings through the prayers is presented at the link below.

The reader on Sunday was Patrick Nugent and the celebrant was our own Father Jim Siler.

View video of the excerpt of the service HERE

Posted at 10 a.m.

Plane Crash on Beaver Island

December 30, 2018

At approximately 7:45 PM on Sunday, December 30, 2018, Personnel from The Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office, the Beaver Island Fire Department and Beaver Island EMS responded to a report a loud explosion in the area of the Peaine Township Airport. The US Coast Guard responded to assist and after an extensive search, a Piper Fixed Wing Multi Engine plane found to have crashed in a heavily wooded area off Buff Kett Road., Beaver Island, with one confirmed fatality. This investigation is active and ongoing by the Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office, the FAA, and the NTSB. (from CCSD)

As BINN editor Joe Moore listened to the radio traffic regarding this event, the incident commander called Central Dispatch and asked for the time at 9:48 p.m., the time when the crash site was located and secured. Also involved in the search was Island Airways, who flew a search prior to the Coast Guard arrival. The USCG located the crash site and radioed the incident commander and provided directions to the site.

The crash is still under investigation, and more information will be provided when obtained.

Posted at 8:45 a.m.

**UPDATE: The name of the deceased is Donald Stuart Falik, age 72, from Charlotte, Michigan. Falik was the pilot of the plane and the only person aboard at the time of the accident.**

Updated at 12:15 p.m., 12/31/18

Weather by Joe

December 31, 2018

Thank you to whomever brought this nasty virus to the island. We surely appreciate this sickness as we prepare to bring in the New Year. NOT! Hope you have a safe and enjoyable New Year's Eve celebration! We will probably be missing the celebrations tonight due to this virus...On with the weather...........

Right now on Carlisle Road it is 33 degrees with the wind from the SE at 8 mph. The pressure is 29.97 with visibility of ten miles. We have scattered clouds at 2500 feet and mostly cloudy at 12000 feet. The dewpoint is 31 degrees with a relative humidity of 91%.

TODAY, it is expected to get snow this afternoon up to an inch, listed as a 90% chance. The temperatures will remain in the low to mid-30s, and wind will be 5 to 10 mph from the E.

TONIGHT, it is expected to continue to snow with accumulation up to 2 inches. The winds will increase to 15 to 25 mph from the NNE with a low near 15 degrees.

TOMORROW, it is forecast for partly cloudy skies with only a 10% chance of precipitation. The high will be near 20 degrees and wind will be from the N at 10 to 20 mph.

Word of the Day:

hark back; verb; (HAHRK-BAK); to turn back to an earlier topic; to go back to something as an origin or source

Hark, a very old word meaning "to listen," was used as a cry in hunting. The master of the hunt might cry "Hark! Forward!" or "Hark! Back!" The cries became set phrases, both as nouns and verbs. Thus, a "hark back" was a retracing of a route by dogs and hunters, and to "hark back" was to turn back along the path. From its use in hunting, the verb soon acquired its current figurative meanings. In time, the variants "hearken back" and "harken back" were called, and—like harkhearken and harken can mean "to listen." Harken, itself, is now used alone to mean "hark back."

On this Day:

On this day in 1999, the United States, in accordance with the Torrijos-Carter Treaties, officially hands over control of the Panama Canal, putting the strategic waterway into Panamanian hands for the first time. Crowds of Panamanians celebrated the transfer of the 50-mile canal, which links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and officially opened when the SS Arcon sailed through on August 15, 1914. Since then, over 922,000 ships have used the canal.

Interest in finding a shortcut from the Atlantic to the Pacific originated with explorers in Central America in the early 1500s. In 1523, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V commissioned a survey of the Isthmus of Panama and several plans for a canal were produced, but none ever implemented. U.S. interest in building a canal was sparked with the expansion of the American West and the California gold rush in 1848. (Today, a ship heading from New York to San Francisco can save about 7,800 miles by taking the Panama Canal rather than sailing around South America.)

In 1880 a French company run by the builder of the Suez Canal started digging a canal across the Isthmus of Panama (then a part of Colombia). More than 22,000 workers died from tropical diseases such as yellow fever during this early phase of construction and the company eventually went bankrupt, selling its project rights to the United States in 1902 for $40 million. President Theodore Roosevelt championed the canal, viewing it as important to America’s economic and military interests. In 1903, Panama declared its independence from Colombia in a U.S.-backed revolution and the U.S. and Panama signed the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty, in which the U.S. agreed to pay Panama $10 million for a perpetual lease on land for the canal, plus $250,000 annually in rent.

Over 56,000 people worked on the canal between 1904 and 1913 and over 5,600 lost their lives. When finished, the canal, which cost the U.S. $375 million to build, was considered a great engineering marvel and represented America’s emergence as a world power.

In 1977, responding to nearly 20 years of Panamanian protest, U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Panama’s General Omar Torrijos signed two new treaties that replaced the original 1903 agreement and called for a transfer of canal control in 1999. The treaty, narrowly ratified by the U.S. Senate, gave America the ongoing right to defend the canal against any threats to its neutrality. In October 2006, Panamanian voters approved a $5.25 billion plan to double the canal’s size by 2015 to better accommodate modern ships.

Ships pay tolls to use the canal, based on each vessel’s size and cargo volume. In May 2006, the Maersk Dellys paid a record toll of $249,165. The smallest-ever toll–36 cents–was paid by Richard Halliburton, who swam the canal in 1928.

Posted at 8:30 a.m.

Updated Video Report for December

As of the 29t hof December, the video server has seen 706 unique IP addresses view 2667 video clips, using 176.4 GB of bandwidth. This breaks down to 449 viewing current video, 2147 views using 145 GB of bandwidth. The live stream and rebroadcast has grown to 254 unique IP addresses viewing 489 times, and using 30.5 GB of bandwidth. The older video clips were viewed by 25 unique IP addresses.

The most watched video clips included the Presentation of Trouphies from the first ever Great Lakes Basketball Tournament with 1754 views; the November video ad and the End of November video ad has 960 views; and the Dorothy Gerber String Performance at the CCCOA lunch of just over 250 views. The Christmas Concert at the BI Christian Church has had over 160 views.

The Beaver Island TV website has had 1032 hits from Michigan towns of Kingley, Caledonia, Bay City, Beaverton, Bellville, and, of course, Beaver Island. The busiest days were December 7th and 8th and December 20th, each with over a hundred views.

They view numbers do not include any viewers that watched video clips on facebook, yet another outlet for viewing. Each of the videos posted on facebook had over 200 views. Perhaps the most viewed video on facebook was the "Christmas Lights on Christmas Eve" with just under 500 views.

Posted at 11:45 a.m., 12/29/18

BEAVER ISLAND ORAL HISTORY PROJECT: 1950s-1970s


The Historical Society is organizing a Beaver Island Oral History Project based on Island events during the 1950s, '60s and ’70s. The public is invited to attend group sessions moderated by Ed Wojan at the St. James Township Hall. The meetings will be twice a month on the first and third Mondays in January, February and possibly March. The February and March dates will be confirmed at the January meetings.

The events will be live streamed by Joe Moore and recorded for future Society publications. Please consider attending and sharing your stories or tuning in to reminisce Island memories! Naturally, the meetings are family friendly. Beverages will be provided. Feel free to bring a dessert

PLACE: ST. JAMES TOWNSHIP HALL

DATES:
JANUARY 7, 2019 7-9 P.M.
JANUARY 21, 2019 7-9 P.M.

Posted at 6 p.m., 12/28/18

 

Announcements/Ads

Transportation Authority Meeting Schedule

View schedule HERE

BICS Basketball Schedule

Posted at 6:45 p.m., 11/14/18

 

Island Summit Final Reports

The Island Summit took place down at the CMU Biological Center on the east side of Beaver Island this past September from the 23-25. There were participants from twelve Great Lakes islands. These are the reports from that summit.

Short Summary

Complete Report

BIRHC Board Meeting Dates

2018 Meeting Dates

March 10

June 16

September 15

December 8 (Annual Meeting)

BICS Meeting Schedules

Regular Meeting Schedule 2018

Committee Meeting Schedule2018

Beaver Island Airport Committee Meeting Schedule

Library Story Times



Please join early childhood educator, Kim Mitchell, for story time with your baby, toddler, or preschooler beginning Monday, September 11. 2017, at 10:30 a.m.. As well as reading stories, also included are songs, finger plays, movement, art, and free-play. Each week will focus on a specific theme along with activities to develop listening, socialization, gross and fine motor skill-building, creativity, as well as play-time while caregivers get a chance to socialize, and of course, check out books!

No cost is required, but registration is appreciated so enough materials are available, though visitors to the island are welcome to drop-in. Kim has taught toddler play groups for Lamaze and preschool and has numerous books, toys, and activities she would love to share. If interested, please contact Kim at beaverislandkim@gmail.com or call 448-2532.

New Library Hours

The Beaver Island District Library is pleased to announce new hours of operation intended to optimize the availability of our facility, staff, and resources to the school.

*Note also the new closing time for the school year.*

Weekdays:   8:30 - 5:00

Saturday:   12:00 - 5:00

Weekdays during scheduled school breaks, the library will open at 10:00 and close at 5:00.

St. James Meetings for 2018-19

BICS Committee Meeting Schedule

BIESA Meeting Dates

BIESA MEETINGS: PEAINE TOWNSHIP HALL
Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:00PM
Thursday, August 30, 2018 2:00PM
Thursday, October 25, 2018 2:00PM
Thursday, December 27, 2018 2:00PM
Thursday, February 22, 2019 2:00PM

From the BIESA minutes for May 31, 2018

http://www.peainetwp.org/biesa.minutes.may31.2018.pdf

Posted at 1:45 p.m., 7/27/18

Holy Cross Church Bulletin

December 2018

Posted at 5:30 p.m., 12/2/18

Waste Management Committee Meeting Schedule

1st Tuesday of the Month at 1 p.m. at Peaine Hall

View schedule HERE

Christian Church Bulletin

November 25, 2018

 

BICS Calendar 2017-18


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