#1 In the League
March 1, 2003: The Lady Islanders are now #1 in the Northern Lights League following a winning season! From Coach Connie Boyle comes the following:
While Coach Boyle has reason to be proud of "her girls". The entire team, including the coach would like to thank all their fans and spectators, family and friends, who have supported them throughout the season. The island is extremely lucky to have such a supportive community and the entire team and coach are appreciative.
The Lady Islanders Volleyball team
From left to right starting with the back row: Joan Adams; Kristen Russell; Brenna Green; Colleen McDonough; Hilary Palmer; Rachel McDonough; Christine McDonough; Krystle Timsak and Coach Connie Boyle. Front row: Kerrie Gillespie; Melissa Bailey; Emma Adams; Megan Heller, Danielle Cary and Bailey McDonough.
Senior players and Coach Boyle
From left to right: Joan Adams; Megan Heller; Coach Connie Boyle; Hilary Palmer; Colleen McDonough and Kristen Russell
One Look Wasn't Enough
That incredible ice at the south end of Beaver Island drew me again today (February 28th). This time I talked my dad and both of my daughters into going. Courtney had no more than arrived via Island Airways for her spring break when she was informed we were heading for the ice caves. Today we were a little braver and headed further out to see them from the opposite side. Again, they were totally awesome. I think these are some of the best ice photos I've done, if I say so myself. See what you think. Oh, the red marks on the one photo are to point out rocks under the ice which is as clear as glass. I only wish the photo had turned out as clear as it does when you are actually walking on it. A very strange feeling to be walking on frozen water that is so clear you can see the bottom of the lake and every rock and stone... keep in mind it's at least a foot thick here. Also, this time we took a ruler with us so look at a couple where you see the small black ruler just to give you an idea of the immense size of these ice formations (second photo from the left in row 3 and in row 4).
The following photos were taken as I turned in a circle. I'd thought about doing them as a slide show, but I think this better shows you what it looks like. Some of the photos are darker than others due to shooting into the sun.
As most of you know a large group of Beaver Islanders are heading to Ireland for a twinning ceremony with our sister island, Arranmore. If you'd like to see what's going on with all the planning and keep up with information that is being posted, check out Rich Gillespie's pages devoted to this special event at http://www.beaverislandrealty.com/ireland/index.html
Talking Threads Quilt Guild
of Beaver Island
The Talking Threads Quilt Guild of Beaver Island has produced another fantastic quilt to be raffled in May. Who is the group that makes such wonderful things from bits and pieces of fabric and sews it all together with love? To find the answer to that, I asked Judi Meister.
TALKING THREADS QUILT GUILD OF BEAVER ISLAND
"QUILT OF BEAVER ISLAND" RAFFLE
If you are not going to be on the island, you can still purchase tickets by sending your check or money order, payable to the Beaver Island Rural Health Center, to the Guild in care of Connie Wojan; 26765 Donegal Bay Road; Beaver Island, Michigan 49782 or Judi Meister; 1128 Protar Lane; Beaver Island, Michigan 49782 along with (and this is extremely important):