Beaver Island Youth Consortium Activities

Jump Rope Tricks

Mondays 2:00-3:15

February 5, 2007-March 26, 2007

Open to 1 st -7 th Grades

Students will learn various jump-roping techniques and tricks from a former jump rope team member. This program may even result in a jump rope team being formed!


Little House on the Prairie Club

Tuesdays 3:15-5:00

January 30, 2007-March 20, 2007

Open to 1 st -8 th Grades

Each afternoon will include a snack (bring your own drink) and two episodes of the classic TV show.

Both above events are offered free of charge!


Ski Trip to Boyne Highlands

Cost: $75.00

February 14th--5th-8th Grades

February 15th--9th-12th Grades


Comorant Meeting Sponsored by BI Wildlife Club

At 7:30 this evening, February 8, 2007, at St. James Township Hall, Larry Meier will be the guest speaker at the Beaver Island Wildlife Club meeting.  He is a person very involved with the cormorant issue and will be presenting facts of how some persons were successful in eradicating a good share of the cormorants from the Les Cheanux Island area and other parts of Lake Huron.  The BIWC is hoping to tackle the cormorant issue and help the fishermen around this area, since the cormorants have decimated not only the perch but also the bass and alewives (the food source for the salmon).

Birth Announcement

Hilary Palmer and Joe Bousquet are the proud parents of Ava Lorraine.

Ava was born February 7, 200 and weighed in at 8 1/2 lbs.

The Grandparents are Edward and Mary Palmer and Kevin and Debbie Bousquet, all from Beaver Island .


Larry Brendtro-Internationally Known Expert to Visit Beaver Island

Tuesday evening, February 6, 2007, at 7-9 p.m., at the Peaine Township Hall, is the location and the place to be for hearing this internationally-known child behavior specialist. "Raising Respectful Children" is the title of his presentation. He will also meet informally with the staff of the Beaver Island Community School in the afternoon.

Larry Brendtro is an author of many textbooks for working with the youth that may sometimes drive teachers and parents crazy. Larry has presented several times in the Char-Em Intermediate School District. When asked about this presentation, Judi Meister said, "Oh, good! He is such a dynamic and knowledgeable individual."

Tuesday - February 6, 2007
Being a parent can be complicated with the wide variety of situations, challenges, and
opportunities you face in your efforts to raise great kids. Learn from an expert on how to build
solid relationships with your children from infancy through the teen years.
As a parent, you have more influence
than you may think. Learn how to…
Connect with
Clarify your expectations with
Restore and build strong relationships with
This interactive and positive workshop is presented by Dr. Larry Brendtro, who has broad
practical experience as a youth worker, teacher, psychologist, administrator, and researcher.
He is the author of several books about youth at risk and founded Reclaiming Youth, a training
institute for professionals who work with children.
Tuesday - February 6, 2007
7-9 p.m.
Peaine Township Hall
Open to all parents, mentors, community members, school staff and others interested in
helping youth in your community.
This event is sponsored by the
Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District
and hosted by Beaver Island Community School.
If you have any questions please call
Beaver Island Community School office at 231.448.2744.

The Weather Controls

The weather controls a lot of the activities that take place on Beaver Island . Last week the weather controlled an historic emergency medical treatment and transportation of one individual and involved more than fifty people before it was done.

Although the Islander volleyball and basketball teams did not have as serious problems as the emergency patient or the Florida contingent of Island friends and relatives who were confronted with a tornado, the weather certainly got in the way of the island rivalry between Mackinac and Beaver Islands .

When the time arrived to decide whether the weekend contest of volleyball and basketball would take place or not, the weather jumped in to show its ugly face. By 2 p.m., the snow created a white-out condition for Beaver Island , and Lake Michigan produced snow squalls across the Straits of Mackinac. The decision was made to re-schedule the rivalry. About an hour and one-half later the sky over Beaver Island cleared.

The Homecoming Dance was not canceled, however. The basement of the Emerald Isle Hotel was decorated, and the students were looking forward to a social gathering, so games or not, the dance went forward.

The games are tentatively rescheduled for this Wednesday afternoon with basketball beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m. and volleyball following if the weather doesn't control the transportation of the Mackinac teams and prevent the competition.

Funeral Arrangements Released For Fallen Soldier

POSTED: 11:05 am EST February 1, 2007

UPDATED: 11:41 am EST February 1, 2007

NEW CARLISLE, Ohio -- Funeral arrangements have been released for a former Vandalia-Butler graduate who was killed in Iraq .

Army Cpl. Nicholas Paul Brown, 24, died Jan. 22, when an explosive device went off near his vehicle. Brown had just return to Iraq after visiting his newborn son who was born on Jan. 14.

He will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery , but will have a headstone at the New Carlisle Cemetery , where other family members are buried.

Visitation will be Friday from 5-9 p.m. at Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar and Fraley Funeral Home at 507 West Jefferson Street in New Carlisle.

Funeral services will start at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church at 220 South Main Street .

CMU Pictures from Frank Solle

Finally got far enough away from the building to get a decent shot of the whole project. I needed to go out on the ice built up on Sand Bay to do so.

Thank you, Frank, for going out on this ice to get the picture.



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