Located in the old McDonough's Store building, Bill Freese began his beloved St. James Boat Shop, making boats, buckets, paddles and unique wood products as primitive art. After Bill Freese died, Dan and Carol Burton continued the business with additions to the boats and buckets including skate boards and paddle boards. This is an amazing step back into the past as you walk through the antique door and tour the building's boat shop. All of the products made by Dan Burton get made from scratch, taking the tree from the woods, run through a sawmill on the west side, and stickered and dried right here on Beaver Island. The uniqueness of these products comes from the fact that these wood projects are taken from the tree, all the way through to the finished product, right here on Beaver Island.
The replica of the Bill Freese boat is being built by Dan Burton, and this was the first item seen just beyond the front door of the boat shop.
Dan's replica..............Bill's original
In the back room of the old McDonough store, Dan shows another project that he will begin working on soon, one of Bill's early creations.
This boat awaits restoration.
Finished buckets on display in the front window..
Clamps used to hold strips of wood in place...
Some projects take hundreds of hours for completion. The paddle board shown below may take one hundred hours total for completion.
Paddle board or surf board approximately half completed.
Miniature paddles and paddles of many sizes
More completed and finished buckets on the shelves.
This is a fascinating place to visit, and is recommended heartily by Beaver Island News on the 'Net. Where else do you find completed wood projects that are completely Beaver Island made?
With the summer season approaching, this would seem to be something important to consider and the Island fishermen would want to become aware. The island might want to consider some method of keeping these hitchhikers out of the inland lakes. The link is to the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network.
SUN. FEB. 24th
MICHIGAN vs ILL 1pm
MI STATE vs OHIO 4pm
REDWINGS @ 5pm ...HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY & FREE HOT DOGS & GOOBERS!
CELEBRATE JOHNNY CASH'S BIRTHDAY!
Tues. Feb. 26th
Food & Drink Specials...
& Great Tunes by the MAN IN BLACK!
GREAT TUNES & IRISHNESS on the GREAT DAY/Weekend Mar. 15-17th
Homemade IRISH Fare & Jim's PIZZA... more info soon!
GREAT TIMES with GOOD FRIENDS at Stoney!
Dave Grosart, 77, passed away suddenly at The Villages Hospital in Florida on Feb. 15, 2013. He was born in Saginaw on July 23, 1935, to the late “Scottie” and Alice Grosart. Dave and Donna were married August 10, 1963, in Saginaw. Dave was a carpenter by trade. Later, he and his wife owned and operated The Baywood Lounge in Saginaw. In 1982, they moved to Traverse City, where they owned and operated The Suncatcher Lounge in the Traverse City airport terminal. After retiring, Dave drove school bus for six years for the Traverse City School System. They moved to the Villages, Florida., in 2010.
He is survived by his sister, Peggy Grosart, of Santa Rosa, California; his wife of 49 years, Donna; and their five children, Margaret Ann Peters (Dean), of Beaver Island, D. Scott Grosart (Lisa), of Traverse City, Steve Hamilton (Julie), of Calumet, Christine Hamilton, of Cary, N.C., and Barbara Labs (Jim), of Freeland. They had 10 grandchildren (one deceased) and seven great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service held in Traverse City in late June.
Charlevoix Area Hospital has been selected by Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine as one of three pilot locations for its newly expanded Rural Community Health Program.
Dr. Andrea Wendling, MD, FAAFP, a Family Care Physician at Boyne Area Medical Center, a Charlevoix Area Hospital Affiliate, has accepted the position of Director of Rural Health Curriculum at Michigan State, a role she will fill while continuing to care for her patients at Boyne Area Medical Center.
As part of her new position, Dr. Wendling has been working with MSU to develop the Rural Community Health Program (R-CHP), which is designed to enhance the medical education of students interested in rural health care by placing them into rural communities throughout Michigan for extended periods of time during their medical school education. This is done to help students better understand how care is delivered across a rural population as well as the special challenges encountered by rural health systems.
Charlevoix Area Hospital was selected as one of the first Rural Education Sites for the program because of its reputation for quality health care, the competent instruction students have received there in the past, and its status as a Critical Access Hospital . Based on its concentrated number of hospital beds, desirable location, and focus on primary care, Charlevoix Area Hospital has already been a first choice of many interviewed students. The hospital will be providing on-site housing for the students, the first of whom is expected to arrive in July.
To take part in the program, students must be interested in rural medicine. Once selected they will spend up to 20-24 weeks of their medical school training in their assigned rural site, where they will receive valuable hands-on medical training as well as a detailed look at the varied roles that rural physicians fill, not only in treating medical needs, but also in providing a leadership role in public health and community health care.
For the pilot year of the program there will only be one student selected per site, but in future years MSU plans to expand this to two students in each location. As the program continues the rural sites can expect to have up to eight students at various educational levels present on their medical campus.
The staff at Charlevoix Area Hospital has responded with enthusiasm to the new program. All of the active physician staff there will be considered adjunct clinical faculty of MSU's College of Human Medicine and students will be encouraged to learn from everyone. In turn, it is the hope that the doctors will also learn from the students. Having young, bright minds around will ensure that the hospital's personalized medical care remains innovative, comprehensive, and appropriate to the evolving future of health care.
Charlevoix Area Hospital will benefit greatly from the association of running a nationally recognized program, which it can leverage for medical staff recruitment. Charlevoix Area Hospital CEO Lyn Jenks noted, “We can draw people to the area with not only the goal of providing excellent rural health care, but by providing them teaching opportunities as well.”
This program caught Dr. Wendling's attention for a number of reasons. When she started medical school, she already knew she wanted to be a rural family physician, however most of her training was in large urban medical systems and she had very few rural mentors or teachers. When she inquired about this, instructors told her it was not a cause for concern since the same model of care applied to all populations.
Dr. Wendling disagrees. After being in the field, she realized that rural health care required a different way of treating patients. She found that rural physicians often needed to be more resourceful since they lacked the support systems that most metropolitan facilities have for their providers. And she wants medical students interested in entering the rural health system to realize that there are different models of care. The R-CHP program will teach students about the concept of population care, the difference between seeing one patient and managing a presented problem versus looking at the broader health care issues facing the community and taking that into consideration when treating individual health problems. It requires a fundamental shift from disease to health management.
This rural health care is not only different, but also more demanding because the patient is not turned over to someone else to continue the care. The rural healthcare provider will be responsible for more hands-on skills because the urban healthcare support system is not present in the rural environment. There is no group of specialists standing in the wings waiting for the general practitioner to call for their help. The general practitioner is responsible for all aspects of the patient's care, in some cases being the x-ray technician, laboratory assistant, and pharmacist as well as family practitioner. It is wonderful for a state university to finally recognize that rural medicine is different from urban medicine, not only by the number of patients seen in one day, but also in the quantity and quality of care demanded of just one person.
If you didn't have connections with the boat company or the transportation authority, you probably don't know the answer to this question. Before it gets answered, some history might help you put this in perspective.
Each year the Beaver Island Boat Company ferries make approximately 375 round trips to the island, travel over 24,000 miles, transport over 40,000 passengers, carry around 6,500 vehicles and approximately 15,000 tons of freight. The Emerald Isle (EI) is 130 feet in length, 39 feet wide, and draws 8.5 feet with a top speed of 14.5 knots and maximum capacity of 294 passengers with capability for a semi-truck. This vessel has a stair-lift and first deck can be accessed in a wheelchair. The EI has 150 indoor/covered seats, 5 restrooms, fixed stabilizers, power outlets and food/refreshment vending machines. The Emerald Isle was designed by Timothy Graul Marine Design in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, and was built in 1997.
The EI is fifteen years old, and it was time to overhaul the two diesel engines, which individually power the two propellers at the stern. Each engine operates one propeller. Another interesting fact is that the electricity needed on the vessel is provided separately from the power needed to move the propellers. This power is generated by two generators that are also in the engine room.
This winter, something historical is occurring in the engine room of the EI. Both engines are being overhauled by mechanics from Michigan Cat. This may be the first time that the diesel engines of the BIBCO ferry has been overhauled right here on Beaver Island. This makes this story quite interesting,.Two mechanics spent a little over three weeks overhauling one of the diesel engines, which is just about finished and ready to test. These mechanics have moved on to the second engine and were beginning to put this second engine together today, February 19, 2013, when BINN visited the engine room.
This cost includes the fee from Michigan Cat, Wages, administrative time, supplies and shipping. The maintenance work was necessary to ensure the Island is responsibly and reliably serviced. It is important to note that the incredible maintenance program Joe McDonough has implemented on behalf of the Beaver Island Boat Company has helped to keep this operation "top-notch". The Cat Crew mentioned that they have not worked on engines with the amount of hours and fuel put through them that are this clean and in prime condition. (This linformation from BIBCO.)
Update from the Beaver Island Transportation Authority: There is a third party contract for the rebuilding of the engines. The contract is between BITA and Michigan CAT. The cost of rebuilding the engines is $165, 506.42 for each engine. If the turbos need to be rebuilt, it would cost $41,655.26 each. This makes the total bid from Michigan CAT at $414,323.36. The Michigan CAT representatives have stated that the normal rebuild time for these engines is twelve years. The reason that this rebuild could be delayed until fifteen years is the excellent maintenance performed on the engines by the BIBCO crew, especially Joe McDonough. This extended three years and increase of 25% in life of these engines is solely based upon this excellent maintenance.
Here are a few pictures:
These pistons and cylinder heads, that are not completely boxed, are the ones removed from the engines. The items in the boxes are new parts.
Here is the engine that the mechanics are working on right now.
Here is one of the two generators that produce the needed electrical power for the Emerald Isle.
A couple of the new cylinders and their sleeves, and a look into the engine sleeve that was just placed there.
Crawling under the engine to make sure that the crankshaft is in the proper position to insert the sleeve they were working on.
Place one of the sleeves and removing the plastic protection.
Three sleeves with one being positioned.
One of the bearings being placed from below, but held in place from above.
The Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award banquet will be at the Beaver Island Lodge on Saturday April 27 th . "We are looking forward to Islanders enjoying our opening of the Beaver Island Lodge for the Citizen of the Year banquet. We are already working and planning to make it a special early season event and a culinary delight," said Lodge co-owner Eric Hodgson.
The Beaver Island Lodge released the following menu for the annual Chamber of Commerce event.
1st - Seasonal Salad
2nd - choice of
Tomato pesto crusted chicken breast with creamy cheddar polenta
Filet of beef with lobster and Boursin mashed potatoes and a merlot reduction
Grilled halibut with corn coconut curry sauce and cherry tomato chutney
3rd – Dessert, fresh fruit and sorbet parfait
Prices will range from $27-38 per person for the complete meal.
Citizen of the Years Award Nominations
Every one is invited to send in a 2012 Citizen of the Year award nomination. You can pick up a nomination form at your Chamber office on Main Street, download one from here http://www.beaverisland.org/2012-citizen-of-the-year.pdf You may call 231.448.2505 and request a form by mail. The nomination deadline is April 1st .
“The award(s) will honor an individual, couple or community organization that has made a significant contribution to making Beaver Island a better place to live, work or visit.”
Don Spencer, a trustee of the Charlevoix County Community Foundation, presents a grant check to Judi Meister, a member of the Beaver Island Food Pantry Committee, while Connie Wojan, also a CCCF trustee, looks on. Beaver Island Food Pantry Comittee members Miranda Roo y, Chris Van Looy and Patrick Nugent are packing a box for distribution to a Beaver Island family. Photo by Frank Solle.
Beaver Island Food Pantry, a non-profit, volunteer organization serving the residents of Beaver Island, has been awarded a grant from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation. This grant was awarded late last year and is to be used specifically to purchase groceries for the Easter dinner boxes. These boxes will be distributed to a number of Beaver Island residents in late March.
The Beaver Island Food Pantry was established in 2008 and first operated out of a small storage room graciously provided by the Beaver Island Christian Church. The original committee consisted of Jayne Bailey, John Fiegen, Judi Meister, and Miranda Rooy. Chris Van Looy joined the committee later, representing the Beaver Island Rural Health Center. Before much time had passed, it became obvious that more room was needed and the Food Pantry moved to a larger room in the Gregg Fellowship Center. Donations of a refrigerator and freezer and financial assistance from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation for shelving allow us to operate much more efficiently. The Beaver Island Food Pantry has always operated as a community food pantry; no church affiliation is required.
Beaver Island Food Pantry's mission statement “. . .because we are a family” states that our island community is committed to sharing our resources so no one goes hungry and all have a place to turn.” The Beaver Island Food Pantry acknowledges that donations come from our community family and distributes food and resources to any member in need, while maintaining confidentiality of all who ask for assistance.
With the exception of this grant, the Food Pantry is funded solely by food and cash donations from caring individuals and organizations. Cash donations are used to supplement the food donations so that healthy, well-rounded food baskets are available for monthly distributions.. Sometimes the cash donations come with specific designations such as pet food or personal hygiene products; these designations are honored as supplies are purchased to stock the pantry shelves. The food pantry volunteers deeply appreciate the many seasonal residents and summer visitors who support the Beaver Island Food Pantry throughout the year with their cash donations; they also appreciate the generosity of those same seasonal residents and summer visitors who donate their leftover food items to the Food Pantry before leaving the Island.
A note to all members of our Beaver Island family from the Beaver Island Food Pantry: “We strongly encourage residents who find themselves in need of Food Pantry assistance to contact us at one of the local numbers listed below.”
Drop-off locations for food donations are: Beaver Island Christian Church, Beaver Island Community Center, Beaver Island Rural Health Center, Fresh Air Aviation, and Island Airways. Financial contributions may be sent to Beaver Island Food Pantry, PO Box 21.
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation is a local charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all citizens of Charlevoix County by building permanent endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking and providing leadership resources to serve the community. More information about the Charlevoix County Community Foundation can be found at http://www.c3f.org or by calling 231-536-2440.
Saturday morning coaches and scorekeepers talking
Katie and Hannah ready to rebound....Emily Boyle ready for foul shot rebound.....Emily Burton goes in for the lay-up
Emily Burton ball in the hoop......Megs shot hits the backboard.....Emily Burton ready to shoot
Go, Emily Burton shoots, Meg goes for the lay-up, Emily Burton shoots and scores
Emily Boyle is fouled and shoots free throws, Emily Burton fights for a shot, Emily Burton jumper............
Hannah shoots a jumper.....Emily Burton shoots a jumper....Hannah on fire..
Emily Boyle and Emily Burton back on defense.....Hannah shoots a long shot......Meg shoots a jumper.........
Emily Burton on the offensive end shooting and shooting
Time out with the game tied 53 to 53
Emily Burton's three pointer wins the game with less than five seconds on the board.
Video is down below for this game.
At 11 a.m. this morning, February 18, 2013, the Beaver Island Airport Commission is having a special meeting regarding the airport terminal project. The project is moving along quite quickly, so, if you are interested, please come to the St. James Township Hall at 11. The plans for the building will be finalized today, so that preparations can be made for the bids to go out. The project MUST be completed in 2013, and it must be finished before the end of the year.
This game was a fight between two teams that truly wanted to win. The Lady Islanders wanted to win in front of the home croud. The game was very close throughout all four quarters.
Before the game began the home crowd was treated to a little gymnastics by Skyler Marsh on a mat between the bleachers:
Kitty McNamara reads the rules and introduces the team members of both schools.
Coach Mike Myers and Coach Tammy LaFreniere
And here's the tip-off...
Hannah shoots, Emily Boyle lays one up, Hannah fires again
Ready for a rebound....Hannah shoots a jumper.....Meg goes for gold
It doesn't go in..........Hannah makes a lay-up......Battling to get a basket
Hannah shoots from the free throw line.....Emily Boyle drives........Emily Boyle shoots a jumper..............
Nice shot Hannah........Yes, Katie, good one.........Good lay-up, Meg...
Kitty McNamara recognizes the seniors and their parents
Tony, Ann, and Steve for McCauley Connaghan...........JP Stigall, Perry and Lori Souders......Steve Connaghan and McCauley Connaghan
Defense...defense.....Emily Burton shoots.....Hannah shoots....
Meg's foul shot.....Hannah shoots a jumper.......Emily Burton lays one up
Katie shoots.................Meg fires............Emily Burton shoots a foul shot
A very close game, but the Lady Islanders lost by a few points.
(This video includes Senior Parent and Student Recognition Ceremony.)
Joint Township Meeting, January 14, 2013
The purpose of the joint township meeting was to determine the progress of the Airport Commission in the planning of the airport terminal, to find out financial as well as design plans for the terminal, and to provide signatures on four contracts required for grants for the terminal building project. The meeting began with a presentation by the architect for the project and a discussion about the project between Mike Scripps and Bill Kohls. The video of this joint meeting is presented Here.
Peaine Township Meeting, January 9, 2013
The meeting was live streamed on the Internet.
The Peaine Board scheduled a proposed Joint Township Meeting to take place at 2 p.m. on January 14, 2013, at the Peaine Township Hall to consider the resolution for the Airport Commission. This meeting was schedule to occur after the Airport Commission meeting that is scheduled a 11 a.m. at the Peaine hall. Board of Review appointments were made, and posting for other committees were approved. The Verizon tower swap plan was not included in the documents received by the supervisor, so the supervisor had those included in the plan and the lease renewal. An update was made on the county road commission proposed garage and repairs to the old Peaine hall were discussed.
John Kurtz presented a bike trail improvement plan and requested the two townships to put together a joint Trails Committee for him to work with. He also requested permission to post the trails with markers and that the township approve of the advertisement of the availability of the trails.
St. James Township Meeting, January 2, 2013
The St. James Township Board Meeting on January 2, 2013, began in a forty degree room with everyone still wearing his or her coat. The chilly room was caused by the fuel oil boiler being broken down. The boiler will be repaired as soon as January 3, 2012. The electric heaters being used to keep the temperature above freezing had blown the circuit breaker for the lights, so entry into the building was delayed as the circuit breaker for the lights was found to get some lights going. At the very end of the meeting it was decided to get the furnace repaired and to pay up to $1000 for that work completion.
During the rest of the meeting, which can be viewed in its entirety here, included appointments and postings for letter of interest, as well as discussion of property for the proposed Charelvoix County Beaver Island Road Commission Garage.
Waste Management Committee Meeting, January 15, 2013
Beaver Island Veteran's Memorial
Freedom of Information Act and Open Meeting Act Presentation
The scheduled presentation covering the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Open Meeting Act (OMA) took place at Peaine Township Hall, yesterday, May 23, 2012. The presentation was scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and end at 4 p.m., but the questions extended past 4:20 p.m. This presentation was given by Robin Luce Herrmann. Ms. Herrmann is a lawyer who represents the press in FOIA and OMA court actions. She had previously represented the Petoskey News Review (PNR) in a court case after the PNR was denied a FOIA request from the Charelvoix County Prosecutor. The PNR won this court action. The Charlevoix County Prosecutor had been asked to come give this presentation, but no mutually acceptable date had been determined.
Robin Luce Herrmann provided a large amount of information about many aspects of both of these acts and answered several questions related to these specific pieces of law including court decisions and Attorney Generals opinions.
Beaver Island Community Center
BEAVER ISLAND COMMUNITY CENTER
At the Heart of a Good Community
FALL & WINTER HOURS:
Mon – Fri 11am – 5pm
Sat 11am – 9pm
Check www.BeaverIslandCommunityCenter.org or the Community Center for listings
Human Services Commission Resource Manual
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.
Beaver Island Food Pantry and Gregg Fellowship Hall Donations Accepted
The minutes of all public meetings will be posted
as soon as they are received.
News on the 'Net welcomes minutes to all public meetings. All organizations are welcome to submit meeting minutes for publication on this website. Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beaver Island Airport Commission Minutes New for 2011!
Several Subscriptions Expire in February and Early March
Several family and business subscriptions expire in February and early March 2013. This is a reminder to those that wish to renew online. If you do renew online using a credit or debit card, and the Paypal SUBSCRIBE button, BINN will automatically make a donation of $10 in your name to the Beaver Island Food Pantry. If you are not sure when your subscription expires, please email the editor at email@example.com, and your subscription expiration will be included in a return email.
Rooms Needed for Blacksmithing Event
Live View of the Ice Classic
There is a live feed of the Ice Classic tower thanks to the camera at Dalwhinnie Bakery & Deli
Tickets are at McDonough's or the Community Center
Beaver Island Ice Classic
It's BACK again, the winter's favorite event, the Beaver Island ICE CLASSIC!
BICS Lady Islanders Basketball Saturday Morning
The game last night and the game this morning were real nail biting games with the Lady Islanders pitted against the Lady Eagles from Ojibwe. This morning the Lady Islanders were ecstatic with a buzzer-beating three pointer that won the game for the Islanders. Congratulations, Lady Islanders.
The Buzzer-beating basket video HERE
Peaine Township Board Meeting Video
The Peaine Township Board was on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Items on the agenda included the Peaine Recreation Plan, the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant, an Emergency Services Authority Update, a report on the Airport Terminal Project with lengthy discussion, a Human Services Commission request, appointments to Committees, Trails Committee extensive discussion about makeup and appointments, and the motion for salary for all board members.
Good Article About Beaver Island County Garage
This article is in the Boynce City Gazette. It is a very thorough article about the agreements and disagreements about the Charlevoix County Garage to be built on Beaver Island. It is very interesting to see that many are saying the same things about this garage that are being said about the airport terminal to be built at the township airport. A very well written article with all sides presented.
(There might be a requirement to subscribe to view this article)
Proposed Beaver Island Garage
For Charlevoix County Services on Beaver Island
Site plans and artist renditions may be viewed by clicking on the schematic above.
Wondering About Invasive Species?
If you are interested in finding out about invasive species, the following links will take you to the State of Michigan website. There is a a lot of information there about aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. The website is very well done, and the information is presented in an interesting and logical way including "Invasive Species of the Month." If you've been wondering what this is all about, here's a chance to take a look at the state's information.
Special Airport Commission Meeting Scheduled
There is a special meeting of the Beaver Island Airport Commission scheduled for Monday the 18th of February at 11 am at St. James Township Hall.
Winter Fest Postponed
Fresh Air Aviation's Winter Fest on Lake G. has been postponed due to weather and ice conditions.
When we have a new date we will let everyone know.
Events at the BI Christian Church
Bingo on March 6 and March 20 with doors open at 6:15PM Bingo starts at 7PM
Easter Brunch starting at 11:30AM w/pancakes, scrambled eggs, Ham, French Toast delight, coffee, tea and Juice Community is invited to join us for the 50 year Celebration of the Christian Church
April 3 and 17 Bingo May 1 and May 15 Bingo.
May 18 Memorial for Jane Schmidt- time has not been set
Memorial for EB Lange May 26.
June 25 thru 27 Vacation Bible School.
Week of July 15 thru 20th Museum Week Art Show.
July 25 Rita Gillespie Blood Drive.
August 4 Community picnic in celebration of the 50 years of the BICC
August 10 annual Bake Sale Women's Circle of the Christian Church starting 9AM until NOON
October 31 Trunk or Treat going from 5 - 6:30PM.
Nov 28 Thanksgiving Dinner starting at 6PM
St. James Supervisor Bill Haggard Announces Office Hours
Bill Haggard will continue to maintain the same office hours as the previous supervisor.
Gregg Fellowship Center. Doors open at 6:15 pm and games start at 7:00 sharp!
Beaver Island Human Services Commission 2013 Meeting Schedule
At 2 p.m. at the Beaver Island Community School
The Commission is a collaboration of organizations that advocates for the emotional and physical needs of island residents and visitors of all ages.
February 21, 2013
March 21, 2013
April 18, 2013
May 16, 2013
June 20, 2013
September 19, 2013
October 17, 2013
November 21, 2013
Members: _______(Char-Em Human Service Coordinating Body), Adam Richards (BIRHC), Alice Belfy(BICS), Judi Meister (Food Pantry), Ann Partridge(COA liaison/Community Center), Lois Williams (Hospice/Helping Hands), Kathy Tidmore(St. James Township Rep.), Pam Grassmick (Peaine Township Rep.), ______ (AmVets)
Christian Church Ministers
24: Pastor Harold Kruse
3: Pastor Don Sinclair
10: Pastor Howard Davis
17: Pastor Howard Davis
24: Pastor Harold Kruse
31: Pastor Harold Kruse
From Holy Cross Parish Council
Effective May 23, 2012
Summer Mass Schedule for Holy Cross Church
Monday and Tuesday and Saturday Mass: 9:00am
Friday Mass: 12:00pm: with Holy Hour Following
Rosary before weekday Masses and on Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00am
Confession is heard Saturday from 3:00 to 3:30pm
NRESC Meeting Schedule
At Peaine Hall:
March 2, 10 am
The Beaver Island Rural Health Center is seeking applicants interested in serving on its board of directors. Board positions will be filled at its next meeting on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
Board terms are for three years and directors are not compensated. The BIRHC board meets every third month on the fourth Saturday. Directors are expected to attend most of the meetings, either in person or by speakerphone.
Candidates should be team players who will champion the cause of the Health Center and be willing to contribute their time and talents to board activities, including fundraising. Full or part-time residents are encouraged to apply by letter to the BIRHC Selection Committee, P.O. Box 146, Beaver Island, MI 49782.
For more information, applicants may contact Donna Kubic, Managing Director. Candidates should send or drop off a letter which states their interest and tells a little about themselves by the deadline of February 22, 2013.
The Beaver Island Basketball players and specatators welcomed the Munising Baptist girls' basketball team and the Grand Marais boys' basket ball teams this past weekend. The first homegame of the season was quite exciting for players and spectators alike. The Friday and Saturday basketball games were live streamed on the Internet at http://beaverisland.tv. The players were eager to perform their best in front of the home crowd, and delight us they did!
The games were quite close considering the teams and the situation caused by the weather over the last few weeks. In fact, the Lady Islanders won their Saturday morning game. Thanks go out to the Munising Baptist and Grand Marais teams for coming to the island. The weather has been quite an issue, and this weekend should have been an away game at Paradise, but for some reason the Paradise team is no longer playing basketball this year. Many thanks to Grand Marais and Munising Baptist for being willing to come to the island and give out kids a league homegame.
The girls warmed up and stretched out getting ready for Friday night's game.
Mike Myers and Referee Dave Reeb catch up while the girls warm up....Tammy LaFreniere, girls' coach, talks with them.
Gerald LaFreniere and Rick Speck work on the scoreboard. Rick also keeps the Stats.
Mr. Richards introduces the teams
The Lady Bobcats.........The Lady Islanders
Dave Reeb, Gerald, Jerry Cook, and Rick(L to R)
And the games begin....
Olivia is fouled right away.....Emily and Emily chase the Bobcats.....Emily Boyle inbounds the ball
Meg shoots a foul shot and then passes the ball to Olivia.......Hannah Robert shoots
Olivia on the fast break.....Lady Islanders playing defense....Another fast break...
Lady Islanders on the defense.....then offense..... then defense again.......
The Lady Bobcats went on to win the game.
The spectators enjoying this first home game.
After a short break, it way time for the Grand Marais Polar Bears against the Islanders...Here's the tip-off.
McCauley shoots two.....Alex drives.......Jewell in for short jumper...
Jewell shoots a jumper.....McCauley for a layup......Ron Marsh shoot a long jumper
Alex gets a layup......Jewell shoot a free throw.....Alex and Ron for an inbound
Michael Pryor on the break.....Alex shoots a short one.....Michael ready for the rebound
On defense...Michael brings the ball down...Shooting a free throw
Alex shooting a free throw.....The score with forty-eight seconds left. Note only 2 Islander fouls
Fouls and free throws at the end of the game..McCauley and Ron
A good game.....but Grand Marais won
Emily Burton and Meg Works get boxed out....Emily Boyle shoots two jumpers...........
Olivia shoots a foul shot.....Meg ready for the rebound......Emily Burton shoots a foul shot
Emily Boyle calls a play....Emily Burton shoots.....Emile Boyle attacks..
Olivia inbounds the ball......Defense.......defense.........defense..........
Olivia shoots ...............Hannah shoots......Working the ball around
Olivia ready to drive.....Olivia drives for a lay-up......Good defense with arms up
Emily Boyle shoots.....Emily Boyle drives......Working the ball,,,,
Shooting a foul shot......Olivia guarding the inbound player......Hannah on the defense
Emily Boyle inbounds while Hannah picks......Emily Burton shoots........Lady Islanders 33 Bobcats 20 at halftime
This was a real battle for the Lady Islanders, but the hard work seemed to pay off.
Plenty of offense........Emily Burton ready for a rebound on a foul shot......Lady Islanders ready...
Emily Burton shoots....Emily Boyle shoots free throw......A strategy time out
Ireland in the game......Katie LaFreniere also and shoots
It feels pretty good to win!
Boy's team poses for a Frank Solle portrait
Grand Marais coach Seth Hoopengarner and Islander coach Travis William discuss the morning game.
The jump to start the game...
Michael Pryor shoots a jumper......Alex Williams lays one up......Ron Marsh shoots a jumper
Ron Marsh shoots a jumper and swish......Ready for a rebound.....Jewell Cushman shoots a jumper
Jewell's shoots.............Michael's lay-up.....McCauley's crossover lay-up
Jewell shoots, Simeon Richards ready for the rebound.....JP Stigall shoots..,.,...Alex shoots....................................................
Michael Pryor shoots.....Defense on the other end.....JP stops the shot
Possible future Lady Islanders? Enjoying the night at halftime....
A fast and furious game on both ends of the court....shots on goal for the Islanders
Ron shoots a foul shot.....McCauley awaits the shot......Jewel shoots a jumper
Michael Pryor fouled out with five fouls and is on the bench with coach and Nick Williams
Alex attacks the basket.....trapped by four opponents.....Liam Hodson shoots
Ready for a rebound.....Trying to block the shot.....Liam with a jumper
Grand Marais Landon Stachnik with a fast break lay-up......JP awaits a rebound...Nick Williams lets one fly.....................................
Grand Marais wins, but the Islanders put on a good game
The two ladies who visited were Kendra Thompson, architect, and Stephanie Ward from Meade and Hunt and these ladies participated in the meeting beginning at 11 a.m.. They will not be referred to by their names in this article.
Kendra Thompson and Stephanie Ward
There were two meetings today, January 26, 2013, the regular BI Airport Commission meeting, and a meeting with the architect and Meade and Hunt. The meetings today were very productive with decisions made that provided both visitors with the information that is needed to move forward, and stay on a good timeline toward completion of the airport terminal project.
The first item that was passed as a motion was the determination of the location and shape of the parking areas. This was needed to be determined to allow bids for tree removal to get moving. The tree removal must be completed, at least the trees must be down on the ground, prior to the April 1st deadline to protect the nesting locations of migratory birds. "We don't want these birds to build a nest in the trees and then cut down the trees." The adopted parking plan with tree removal was to included a more square parking area with fewer drive areas instead of a very long rectangular parking area that would cause an almost 400 feet walk for the person parking in the furthest parking spot. The difference would cause approximately two acres of trees to be felled instead of 1.5 acres of trees. It was felt that this extra half acres of tree removal would be well worth it to make fewer plowing areas and shorter walking distances.
The second item that passed as a motion was the approval of the floor plan and elevations as presented and dated January 26, 2013. This presentation was the fourth decrease in square footage of the planned terminal since the 2008 plan was made. The board, as a whole, did not want to see any more cuts in the size of the building and accepted the multi-use concept of these drawings.
The third item determined by motion was the use of geothermal for heating and cooling. The payback time for the increased cost of geothermal when compared to conventional propane or electricity is approximately four or five years. The Meade and Hunt representative suggested that it might be possible for the geothermal work outside of the "four walls of the building" to actually be qualified as part of the federal grant for site preparation instead of the state grant for the building.
The first meeting began a little after nine a.m. This meeting was missing Mike Scripps because he was flying from off the island. Elaine West chaired this portion of the meeting. Included in this meeting were the listing of the questions that the BIAC wanted to ask of the architect and of Meade and Hunt. This meeting was suspended and went into recess for approximately fifteen minutes after the business was completed with the exception of the budget. Mike Scripps arrived at approximately ten a.m. and the meeting was resumed to work on the budget. This budget was completed and agreed upon by 10:45 a.m. and the first meeting was adjourned.
The second meeting included presentations by the architect and by Meade and Hunt and began at 11 a.m., the time posted. This meeting continued for approximately two hours with decisions being made as mentioned above. Lots of progress was made in the planning of the terminal building construction plans and the site preparation work as mentioned above.
The Airport Committee.......the audience early on
The work session with tables pulled together
Here is the plan.
The site plan presented by Meade and Hunt
The floor plan presented by the architect after four reductions in size
Conceptual plans for the four views of the building
Possible costs for parts of the plan
Beaver Island News on the 'Net Live Streamed the entire time from the beginning of the first meeting until the end of the second meeting. Video recordings of these meetings were also made and are available at links above.
(Click on each pictures below to see the full size schematic)
Airfield View and Entry View
NRESC Planning Process – Adopted January 21, 2013
The NRESC intends to produce a full draft set of recommendations for natural resource management that will be submitted to the Township Boards and shared with the community/stakeholders for feedback by May 1, 2013. Once a draft is completed, the NRESC intends to hold a 45-day feedback process, after which it will revise the draft and submit final recommendations to the township boards.
Adopt deadline and revise process for completing draft recommendations
Completed - January 21, 2013
Establish subcommittees to develop recommended Strategies for three Goal areas.
Resource Management : Grassmick, Mastenbrook, Parsons
Economic Growth: Powers, Plastrik
Informed Public : Cashman, Tilly
(Plastrik will serve as liaison between the subcommittees, to ensure minimal duplication of effort, and coordination of recommendations)
Completed – January 21, 2013
Subcommittee co-chairs review input to date, gather additional input, and develop recommended Strategies for review by full NRESC
January 22-February 22
Working session of NRESC to review/revise draft recommendations from subcommittees
February 23 (public session)
Subcommittees revise/redraft recommendations based on feedback
February 24-March 8
Working session of NRESC to review/revise draft recommendations from subcommittees, and to assemble overall “unified” draft of recommendations
March 9 (public session)
Plastrik leads process of drafting unified recommendations for NRESC consideration
March 10-March 29
Working session of NRESC to review/revise unified recommendations draft
March 30 (public session)
Completion of draft recommendations (additional input, as needed)
March 31-April 30
Submission of draft recommendations to the community, stakeholders, and township boards for feedback
May 1-June 15
Working session of NRESC to review/revise draft based on feedback from various sources
June 22 (public session)
NRESC submits final recommendations to township boards
(BINN Editor's comments: It appears as if the NRESC has listened to those that want to move this process forward. Those that were concerned about the length of time this process was taking, should consider that this new plan provides a deadline for completion, and a timeline is something that Part-Whole, concrete and sequential people can understand and usually get behind. BINN editor Joe Moore suggests that those that were frustrated by the perceived slow process might reconsider and be willing to join in the subcommittees to help complete the area of their concerns.)
The Beaver Island Rural Health Center Board of Directors has set its meeting schedule for 2013. The board will now meeting quarterly instead of every other month. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. in the community room of the BIRHC. Meetings will be held on the following Saturdays: March 23, June 22, September 28. The annual meeting will be held on Saturday, December 14.
Stoney Acres began serving senior meals on January 2, 2013. These are a few examples of their menu. Here is a copy of their completed menu.
Half turkey reuben.....Small Cobb salad
Beef Nachos........Two piece chicken basket
Besides the home delivered meals prepared by Dahlwhinnie, there are options currently at two restaurants, Dahlwhinnie's and the Shamrock. The menus are down below, but there are times where a picture is worth a hundred words. These pictures are not meant to depict the entire menu at either place, but just to give you an opportunity to see what some of the options look like. The editor can attest to the excellent meals that have been consumed over the last few months. The seniors, who have not participated, should seriously consider these wonderful meals. The seniors that have been participating should invite another senior to go with them.
Breakfast at Dahlwhinnie's is an excellent opportunity to sit down and socialize. The #1 breakfast at Dahlwhinnies was sampled by the editor and it received a two thumbs up, once the thumbs were done proving help to the hands in consuming this excellent meal. Here is a picture of the meal:
Eggs, hashbrowns, toast, orange juice, milk or coffee, and pears
Dahlwhinnie's is also participating in lunch. Breakfast runs from 7-10, and lunch from 11-2. The honey mustard chicken salad is another wonderful meal as is the tuna melt.
Downtown at the Shamrock Bar, there is no breakfast, but an excellent lunch is awating all seniors for a reasonable cost. These same senior menu items are available to the general public for $7.00. Here are a few pictures of the lunch items available at the Shamrock: Again, the senior lunch and dinner menu is posted below.
Soup and Salad is a wonderful combination of homemade soups and fresh salad with dressing, bread, and butter, Add coffee, tea, or iced tea as a beverage and a fruit cup and you have one excellent lunch.
This wonderful chicken salad is also available as one of the lunch or dinner items for seniors.
A hot beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy, cole slaw, and fruit cup along with your choice of three beverages can't be beat.
Barbeque pulled pork sandwich with mashed potatoes
Chicken wings with French fries and cole slaw
Pasta and Meatballs, very nice
Taco salad, yum, yum
The Shamrock is also offering these same menu choices for dinner for all seniors. The Dining Out program is part of the services offered by the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging.
The CC Commission on Aging's representatives have approved the menu submitted by Dahlwhinnie's to offer seniors an additional option when deciding to dine out. The addition of a a breakfast menu to a lunch menu provides another option for Dining Out seniors. The menu was available as of Monday, October 8, 2012, and is presented below exactly as presented to BINN with only one thing added. The thing added was the word 'and' in front of the word 'milk.' The following menu items are available from 7-10 a.m.:
#1 1 egg, hashbrowns, orange juice, fruit cup, toast with butter, and milk
#2 1 egg, hashbrowns, orange juice, fruit cup, oatmeal, and milk
#4 Egg sandwich with cheese, orange juice, fruit cup, hashbrowns
#5 1 egg vegetable cheese omelet, hash browns, orange juice
The Dining Out Lunch Menus available from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. is:
#1 Fresh spinach salad with grilled chicken, red onion, honey mustard dressing, fruit, bread with butter, and milk
#2 Chili--(beef, chicken, or turkey) with tomatoes, beans, peppers, and onions, fruit cup, crackers, and milk
#3 Meat loaf, potatoes, vegetable, fruit, roll with butter, milk
#4 Open face pulled pork sandwich, vegetable, sweet potato, fruit, and milk
#5 Hot turkey or beef sandwich and potatoes with gravy, vegetable, fruit, and milk
#6 Tuna melt on wheat with cheddar, fruit, mixed vegetable
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