B.I. News on the 'Net, February 2-8, 2015

Phyllis' Daily Weather

(Phyllis Moore has been posting daily weather reports on facebook for quite a long time. This seems like a very popular item based upon the "likes" that she gets. They will also be posted on BINN. This added new feature is provided, of course, with the writer's permission)

for February 9, 2015

Stayed out a bit to enjoy the sky which looks like the celestial jeweler dropped his diamonds and they are scattered all across the heavens. So pretty, however, it's still darn cold! Thank goodness for Moon boots. Now I'm wishing I had a "higher from the road" car (I love my Volt, but it's only about 5 inches off the roadway) because I'm thinking that the sunrise might be spectacular with the ice shove at Gull Harbor. If you get a photo of it, please share. Oh well, I can't have everything. It's 2 and feels like -12. Wind is at 8 mph from the NE with gusts up to 16 mph, humidity is at 80%, pressure is at 1024 mb and rising, and visibility is at 9.8 miles. Today: Partly sunny. Highs around 17. North winds at about 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows near zero. Light winds.

On this date of February 9, 1870 - The United States Weather Bureau was authorized by Congress. The bureau is officially known as the National Weather Service (NWS).

Did you know that emus can't walk backwards?

Word of the day: exordium (ig/eg-ZOR-dee-uhm, ik-SOR-) which means the beginning or introductory part of anything, especially of a discourse, treatise, etc. From Latin ex- (out, from) + ordiri (to begin). Earliest documented use: 1531.

Charlevoix County Proud Contest

Click on the BICS logo above to vote for the Beaver Island Community School Soccer Team!

It is the Charlevoix County Proud contest, and the winning sports team or band will get their picture posted on the side of a Charlevoix County transit bus for a year. All of our kids can be featured on the wrap, but we had to choose one team for voting purposes, so we chose soccer as it is our largest team.

Gull Harbor Ice Shoves

Panorama of Gull Harbor

Automatic camera setting

Playing with the exposure, ISO, and speed

And then depth of field

Beaver Island Taekwondo

Having never attended a Beaver Island Taekwondo class, and having only watched and recorded the demonstrations of the club, the editor was very much impressed at the physical workout that the Beaver Isalnd Taekwondo Club puts in during a regular class. This class took place on February 7, 2015, and included tests of several of the participants.

"When you visit a taekwondo dojo or participate in a taekwondo class for the first time you will notice that the students will be wearing a variety of different colored taekwondo belts. The color of these taekwondo belts signify each students level of training and proficiency. For example a white belt student would be at the beginning level of learning the art and technique of taekwodo, while a black belt student would be at an advanced level of training and proficiency.

As a student passes their grading level, they will be awarded the next taekwondo belt level. This signifies that the student has reached the standards required for their current taekwondo belt color, and that they have learned and proven the abilities required for that belt level. They then begin the next stage of their training to learn, achieve, and demonstrate the requirements of the next taekwondo belt level.

The taekwondo belts system requires that each student is required to demonstrate the standards and requirements of their current taekwondo belt before they are allowed to progress to the next belt level. So it goes that they progress from one belt level, to the next, and so on until they reach the level of black belt

The progression of taekwondo belts would typically follow this color sequence:

  • White belt (10th gup)
  • White belt with a yellow tag or tip (9th gup)
  • Yellow belt (8th gup)
  • Yellow belt with a green tag (7th gup)
  • Green belt (6th gup)
  • Green belt with a blue tag (5th gup)
  • Blue belt (4th gup)
  • Blue belt with a red tag (3rd gup)
  • Red belt (2nd gup)
  • Red belt with a black tag (1st gup)
  • Black belt (1st dan)

White belt or 10th gup represents a beginning. It signifies innocence or purity, and indicates a lack of knowledge for the mind to have true control over the body.

Yellow belt (7th and 8th gup) represents a seed taking root in the earth and beginning to react to the sun. This can be seen as the laying of the foundation of taekwondo.

Green belt (6th and 5th gup) represents the beginning growth of the seed as taekwondo knowledge and skills begin to develop.

Blue belt (4th and 3rd gup) represents the growth and maturing of the young plant and how it continues its skyward growth toward the heavens. This correlates to the student starting to solidifying skills and knowledge as taekwondo training progresses.

Red belt (2nd and 1st gup) represents danger. This element of danger is illustrated by the student’s proficient taekwondo knowledge and technical skills, but where there is still a lack of control and discipline to properly harness the knowledge and skills.

Black belt (1st dan) represents the opposite of white. It is the level of training where all of the previous taekwondo belt colors or gup levels merge into one color. A black belt signifies proficiency and maturity in taekwondo knowledge and skill.

The levels of black belt beyond first dan are measured by dan or degree. These range from 1st dan and continue through to exalted status of 9th dan.

The key point when discussing taekwondo belts is that while the belt colors might vary throughout the various schools, associations, and organizations, the 10 gup levels will remain consistent and offer a reference point throughout the industry."

All of the above information came from http://www.koreantaekwondo.com/traditional-taekwondo/taekwondo-belts/

The instructors are Dave Avery, a 6th Dan black belt, and will be testing for 7th Dan; and Sue Avery, 1st Dan black belt.

The Beaver Island Taekwondo Club meets at the BICS gymnasium on Wednesday at 5:30 pm and on Saturday at 3 pm. The styles are Moo Sool Do, Tang Soo Do and San Mak Hapkido, as well as WTF Taekwondo.and the group has attended competitions in sport taekwondo.

Our Beaver Island group has worked pretty hard and have accomplished a great deal in the belts and gups. Here are a few of the participants and their levels:

 

Jewell Gillespie Cushman is now a red belt, 2nd Gup

Quinn Jones is now a green belt - 6th Gup

Kevin White, purple and white belt, 7th Gup

Austyn Oliver, purple and white belt, 7th Gup

   

Riley Williamson, purple and white belt, 7th Gup   

Brendyn Oliver, purple and white belt, 7th Gup

Susi Myers is now a purple belt - 8th Gup

John Robert pre-tested for his green and white belt

Sarah Avery pre-tested for her deputy black belt

View video of the Taekwondo Class Here

Anti-Bullying Presentation to BICS Parents

View presentation HERE

Phyllis' Daily Weather

(Phyllis Moore has been posting daily weather reports on facebook for quite a long time. This seems like a very popular item based upon the "likes" that she gets. They will also be posted on BINN. This added new feature is provided, of course, with the writer's permission)

for February 8, 2015

It's 14 outside and feels like -2, if your coffee hasn't brought your eyes up past half-mast, step outside! The wind is blowing at 18 mph from the east with gusts up to 32 mph, humidity is at 88%, pressure is at 1012 mb and rising, and visibility is at 2.1 miles. Today: Cloudy with a chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs around 19. Northeast winds at 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph. Tonight: Cloudy. Lows around 3. Northeast winds at 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph in the evening.

On this date of February 8, 1964 - The publisher of the song "Louie Louie" offered $1,000 to anyone would could find suggestive lyrics in the song.

Did you know that the most common disease is tooth decay?

Word of the day: pneumatic (noo-MAT-ik, nyoo-) which means 1. Of or relating to air, wind, or gases. 2. Spiritual. 3. Buxom, zaftig. From Greek pneuma (breath, wind, spirit). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pneu- (to breathe), which is also the source of pneumatic, pneumonia, apnea, sneer, sneeze, snort, snore. Earliest documented use: 1624.

Emily Jines Scores High

Emily Jines attended a Health Occupations Students of America competition in Muskegon, Michigan, with Emily Burton and her instructor Kathie Ehinger. Emily placed second in the competition of medical spelling. Emily placed fourth in Veterinary Science.

BICS Basketball, 2/6/15

Video is being processed as are pictures of this particular last scheduled home game of the season for the seniors. There may be a makeup game this coming week. The co-ed basketball team from Paradise, the Rockets, came to the island yesterday with four boys and one girl. Their retired coach, Alan Smith, came out of retirement to help these five students. The Islanders and the Rockets played two games separated by Senior Parent Recognition and a PTA meeting. The Islanders won both games.

One of the wonderful things about our Beaver Island Community School is the pep assembly tradition, and the pep assembly on February 6, 2015, was another perfect expression of the family nature of our school. The starting players from the Islanders were to play the teachers in a somewhat short game. The fun part of the game was that the Islanders had to wear hot-pad gloves on both hands. This led to some very humorous situations and a lot of fun was had by everyone in the gymnasium. This pep assembly took place before school was dismissed for the day.

A few pictures of the fun....

The score that meant nothing, but the teachers won....

And the Mr. Stambaugh-created cheer "Ahhhhhr"

V-I-C-T-O-R-Y that's our Island battle cry!

Link to pictures of the games and Parent Recognition

Video of Game 1, Parent Recognition, and Game 2

Phyllis' Daily Weather

(Phyllis Moore has been posting daily weather reports on facebook for quite a long time. This seems like a very popular item based upon the "likes" that she gets. They will also be posted on BINN. This added new feature is provided, of course, with the writer's permission)

for February 7, 2015

Lightly snowing out with a temperature of 18 and a wind chill of 8. Wind is at 8 mph from the east. Humidity is at 91%, pressure is at 1015 mb and steady, and visibility is at 4.5 miles. Today: Cloudy with a 50% chance of freezing drizzle and snow. Highs in the mid 20s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph increasing to 30 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Cloudy with a 50% chance of freezing drizzle and snow. Lows around 12. East winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

On this date of February 7, 1964 - The Beatles arrived in New York to begin their first U.S. tour.

Did you know that it took Leonardo Da Vinci 10 years to paint Mona Lisa?

Word of the day: gelasin (JEL-uh-sin) which means a dimple in the cheek that appears when someone smiles. From Greek gelaein (to laugh), which also gave us the words agelast (one who never laughs) and hypergelast (one who laughs too much). Earliest documented use: 1608.

BICS Board Meeting Packet

Agenda and Minutes and Attachments

Holy Cross Sunrise

Phyllis Moore's Sunrise Picture on 2/6/15

Phyllis' Daily Weather

(Phyllis Moore has been posting daily weather reports on facebook for quite a long time. This seems like a very popular item based upon the "likes" that she gets. They will also be posted on BINN. This added new feature is provided, of course, with the writer's permission)

for February 6, 2015

Having one heck of a time trying to keep my internet connected this morning. I've had to reset it four times in the last half hour. NOT a happy camper at the moment. Outside it's 17 with a windchill of 3, wind is at 14 mph from the west with gusts to 27 mph, humidity is at 81%, pressure is at 1018 mb and rising, and visibility is at 9.8 miles. Today: Mostly cloudy. Occasional flurries in the morning. Highs in the lower 20s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Tonight: Cloudy. Occasional flurries in the evening then light snow after midnight. Lows around 16. Light winds.

On this date of February 6, 1966 - The final episode of "Mr. Ed" aired on CBS.

Did you know that you use 72 different muscles while speaking?

Word of the day: samaritan (suh-MAIR-i-tn) which means a person who voluntarily helps others in distress. From the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-37 in the New Testament where a Samaritan stopped to help a man who had been injured and robbed, while others passed by. The word Samaritan is from Latin Samaritanus (a resident of Samaria), ultimately from Greek Samareia, Samaria. Earliest documented use: 1000.

History of the Beaver Island Club of Grand Rapids

A Short History

(Provided by Dee Gallagher)

Posting for Pilot Member of the BI Airport Commission

Posting for BI District Library Board from Peaine Township

Obituary for Rod Nackerman

OBITUARY FOR ROD NACKERMAN

Rodney C. “Bud” Nackerman of Lake Orion, MI passed away following a short illness on Sunday, February 1, just 14 days shy of his 85th birthday. Rod was born to Frank and Grace (Campbell) Nackerman in 1930 on Beaver Island, MI. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ruth Ann Robbins, in 1983, as well as his sister, Barbara Huston, and his close friend Bill Cashman, in 2014.


Rod leaves behind 3 sons: Michael (Patty McBride) of Richmond, VA; Daniel (Ann Long) of Lake Arrowhead, CA; and Patrick of Lake Orion; and 2 daughters: Maureen (Bill) Wilde of New Richmond, WI; and Mary Muto of Mendocino, CA. He also precedes in death his loving sisters: Rose (Harold) Smith, Ellen (Richard) Verduyn, and Colleen Krusky, along with his brother/sister in-laws Jim (Maureen) Robbins and Richard (Marjorie, dec.) Laurent. Rod was beloved by 13 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, dozens of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and extended family including Donna, Jim, Sandra, and especially his best friend Rex the beagle.


Rod began his working career at Schroeder’s gas station in Pontiac and then joined the U.S.A.F. He was a Crew Chief and Veteran of the Korean War. It was during this time that a written correspondence began with Ruth Ann – he proposed with a ring in a coffee can via US Mail, and they were married in Cadillac in 1954. Their family relationships were built on a strong foundation of faith in God through the Catholic Church. Rod bought a milk delivery business and was a Sealtest Milkman for 10 years. He was a foreman at Pontiac Motors for 22 years, and he also started Tabletop Tax Service in 1960, spending 50 years as a tax preparer in over 300 clients’ homes.


Rod was greatly involved in his church parishes, children's schools, and both of his home communities. He worked tirelessly as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Crittenton Hospital Auxiliary, FISH, and 'No One Dies Alone'. He also served on several boards, including the BI Chamber of Commerce and the BI Historical Society and Museum.


Rod was happiest when he was working outdoors, raking leaves or removing juniper bushes from the property on his island home, with his dog by his side. And all who knew him realized that to stop in to say hello to Rod meant a commitment to playing the game of Rumikub, no matter the day or the hour! He lived a fascinating life rooted in his island childhood, a love of travel, devotion to his family, service to others, and most of all, kindness, cheerfulness, humor and good will.


A visitation will be held Saturday, February 14, 2-5pm, with a prayer service at 4pm, at Silverbell Chapel, Modetz Funeral Home, 100 East Silverbell Road, Orion, MI.


Per Rod’s specific wishes, a Funeral Mass and burial will be held in early June, on Beaver Island, MI, at Holy Cross Catholic Church and Cemetery. A traditional Irish-Island after-party will take place at the Nackerman family farm. All are invited (except complete strangers - but perhaps a few of those too...)


Memorial contributions are appreciated and can be sent to the Historical Society, Food Pantry, or Community Center at Beaver Island, MI 49782.

St. James Township Meeting, 2/4/15

The agenda of the meeting included approval of the minutes of the last two meetings of the board, the regular meeting and the meeting with the auditors. The board voted to eliminate one sentence in the auditor meeting minutes. The sentence removed was "All in all, the accountants stated the township is in good shape financially." There was some discussion in the approval of minutes. There were a few questions about the payments as well, but the payments were approved. There was a report on the Great Lakes Fisheries Grant and the Emergency Dredging Grant Funding letter from the DNR.

There was an update and discussion of the Dangerous Structures Ordinance and the three letters that have been sent to property owners. It was decided that there should be an opportunity for these owners to meet with a board member and do a walk through or walk around the properties in questions prior to any further action.

The addition to the firehall was discussed and its progress was reported as "moving forward." Angel Welke brought the language for a change in the structure of the Waste Management Committee, with the possibility of making the committee into an authority. Rick Speck presented language formulated by the Peaine attorney to expand the Emergency Services Authority from two members to five members with three being from Peaine Township and two from St. James Township. In making this concession for a majority of Peaine members, the Peaine board has agreed to match full millage for the emergency services instead of matching dollars. The resolution for the change in the document was approved by the St. James Township board contingent upon the approval of the St. James attorney.

There were two positions to be filled for the Board of Review. Alice Belfy was appointed to the Board of Review and the other applicant was appointed as an alternate. Jean Wierenga stated that Alice Belfy would be attending the training for the position. Ed Troutman would be attending the advanced training session.

Ktty McNamara reported on the improvement of the township website and on some other possible items that could be added to the website to make information more readily available to the public. The discussion centered around who should be providing information and how it would to presented to Krys Lyle, the township web administrator.

The board discussed road projects as well as the procedure to change seasonal road designations. The road project discussion centered around Donegal Bay Road and improvements that the board could afford. Jim Wojan suggested that the gravel be applied and has agreement from the CC Road Commission as well as their willingness to send over a grater and two trucks. Kitty McNamara discussed the need to establish a Capital Improvement Plan to comply with the law and the needs of the township. The board appointed a committee to begin work on the budget, which was a good step in moving forward with the projects needed to be accomplished in the township.

Cindy Rickgers gave a very interesting report on the progress of invasive species, the issues surrounding the treatment, and the need to get the approval of both the CC Road Commission and Great Lakes Energy for treatment in the easements controlled by these agencies. She also reported on a letter that needed to be sent to all property owners near the easements. This report was succinct and very complete.

Video of the meeting HERE

Property Tax Renewal Language

for St. James Township, May Election

Language for Operational millage, Airport millage, and Transfer Station millage

This language was approved at the St. James Township Meeting on 2/4/15.

Phyllis' Daily Weather

(Phyllis Moore has been posting daily weather reports on facebook for quite a long time. This seems like a very popular item based upon the "likes" that she gets. They will also be posted on BINN. This added new feature is provided, of course, with the writer's permission)

for February 5, 2015

Beautiful, quiet morning. A navy blue sky with scattered sparklers and the moon shadows chasing each other over the snow banks. Have I ever mentioned that I love early mornings? It's 2 with a wind chill of -12, wind is at 8 mph from the west, humidity is at 73%, pressure is at 1029 mb and rising, and visibility is at 9.7 miles. Today: Partly sunny with scattered flurries in the morning. Highs around 14. West winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph shifting to the southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph in the afternoon. Lowest wind chill readings 21 to 31 below zero in the morning. Tonight: Areas of blowing snow in the evening along with a chance of snow showers after midnight. Breezy. Lows around 12. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.

On this date of February 5, 1953 - The Walt Disney’s film "Peter Pan" opened at the Roxy Theatre in New York City.

Did you know that Tiger Woods' real first name is Eldrick?

Word of the day: gethsemane (geth-SEM-uh-nee) which means an instance or a place of suffering. In the New Testament, Gethsemane was a garden near the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, and the scene of Jesus’s agony and betrayal. Via Latin and Greek from Aramaic gat samne (oil press). Earliest documented use: 1901.

Teen Advisory Board to Host Arts and Crafts Party at BIDL

Hannah Robert's Senior Presentation

Approximately fifty people, parents, students, and friends, gathered in the BICS gymnasium to view Hannah Robert's accomplishments throughout her school career here on Beaver Island. An additional off-and-on-Island audience of six viewed her presenation through live streaming video. This live streaming was provided as a public service by Beaver Island News on the 'Net.

Her presentation was to provide the proof of her successful completion of the graduate profile for graduates of the Beaver Island Community School. The first presentation to demonstrate completion of the BICS Graduate Profile was presented by Andrea Moore on Thursday, January 31, 2008, which took place in the old school building.

Some of Hannah's Displays

Mrs. Beth Croswhite explains the procedure of scoring to the attendees.

Hannah presenting her accomplishments

Video clips of Hannah Robert's presentation HERE

Pushing Through

by Cindy Ricksgers

Gail's Walk Scheduled

Phyllis' Daily Weather

(Phyllis Moore has been posting daily weather reports on facebook for quite a long time. This seems like a very popular item based upon the "likes" that she gets. They will also be posted on BINN. This added new feature is provided, of course, with the writer's permission)

for February 4, 2015

Very lightly snowing out. It looks like powdered sugar being sprinkled from the sky. It's also 14 and feels like 5. Wind is at 6 mph from the west, humidity is at 86%, pressure is at 1017 mb and steady, and visibility is at 5.8 miles. Today: Periods of snow today. Highs around 16. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph increasing to 30 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. Lows around 4 below. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Wind chill readings 13 below to 23 below zero.

On this date of February 4, 1783 - Britain declared a formal cessation of hostilities with its former colonies, the United States of America.

Did you know that The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick.
(This is the World's Hardest Tongue Twister, according the Guinness Book of World Records.) {Did you try to say it?}

Word of the day: scapegoat (SKAYP-goht) which means noun: One blamed for another’s wrongdoing. verb tr.: To blame someone for another’s wrongdoing. As sometimes happens with ancient books, this term arose as a misreading of a word as Hebrew ’ez ’ozel (goat that departs) for what was, in fact, the proper noun Azazel, apparently a name for a demon. The explanation given in Leviticus 16:8 is that one casts one’s sins on a goat and lets it escape into the wilderness. Earliest documented use: 1530.

5th and 6th Grade Play Announced

The 5th & 6th Graders are performing “Hurry up and Wait” by Burton Bumgarner.  It contains 6 separate scenes depicting 6 ways in which we are asked to “Hurry up and Wait!”  The play will be held on Friday, March 20th at 7pm at the BI Community Center.  Tickets will be on sale as of February 1st.  $5.00 each.

This year’s 5th & 6th graders include:  

Jared Robert

Gage Anderson

Emmalee Antkoviak

Raeleigh Brandt

Jessica LaFreniere

Skylar Marsh

Mackenzie Martin

Elisha Richards

All proceeds, from both the play and the Raffle will go toward funding the 5th & 6th Grade trip to Camp Hayowentha as well as the 7th & 8th grade Trip to Washington DC.

This Old Cookbook-15

This old cookbook was found as an old house was being cleaned and items sorted out. It comes from a project of an elementary classroom from May 1958. BINN will present one recipe each week until the cookbook's last. An attempt will be made each week to actually make the weekly recipe. The title page states, "Dear Mother...I hope this book will help you cook."

Applesauce Cookies

2 eggs..................1 cup sugar

1 heaping tablespoon lard.............1 and 1/2 cups of applesauce

2 teaspoons soda............a dash of salt

2 and 1/2 cups of flour..............1 teaspoon of vanilla

Mix in the order given

Drop by teaspoon on greased pan

Bake at 425 until golden brown

John Harrington, 8 years old

Phyllis' Daily Weather

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for February 3, 2015

It's 13 outside this morning although it feels like 1, still not nearly as cold as some mornings in the past few weeks. Wind is at 9 mph from the SW with gusts to 20 mph, humidity is at 81%, pressure is at 1017 mb and steady, and visibility is at 8.5 miles. Today: Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. Highs around 20. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Tonight: Snow showers. Lows around 9. West winds at about 10 mph with gusts to about 20 mph shifting to the NW after midnight.

On this date of February 3, 1913 - The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. It authorized the power to impose and collect income tax.

Did you know that new born babies have 350 bones (by age 5 the amount of bones merges to 206)?

Word(s) of the day: via dolorosa (VY/VEE-uh dol-uh-RO-suh) which means a distressing journey or experience. After the route believed to have been taken by Jesus on his way to Calvary. From Latin via dolorosa (painful path), from via (path) + dolor (pain). Earliest documented use: 1878.

     

Links

Emergency Services Authority

Meeting 12/11/14

Video HERE

Beaver Island Emergency Services Authority Meeting

January 15, 2015

Video of the meeting HERE

Information from Our School

Beaver Island Community School Board Meeting Schedule

BICS Board Meeting Schedule 2015

Common Core Presentation to School Board and Community

View video of the BICS Board Meeting and KaiLonnie Dunsmore's presentation HERE

PTA Informational and Organizational Meeting

Video of this meeting HERE

November 13, 2014

View two camera edited video of the BICS meeting HERE

BICS School Board Meeting

December 8, 2014

Here is the video of the board meeting for those interested.

January 12, 2015

Video of the meeting

Peaine Township Meeting

Peaine Township Board Meeting

November 12, 2014

Click Here to view video

Peaine Township Meeting

December 10, 2014

Link to video of the meeting

St James Township Board Meeting

October 1, 2014

Video of the meeting HERE.

St. James Township Meeting Video,

November 5, 2014, 7 p.m.

(Posted 11/6/2014, 2:45 p.m.)

Video HERE

December 3, 2014

Click HERE to watch the video

January 7, 2015

You can view the video of the meeting HERE

Friday, January 16, 2015

Link to video of the meeting HERE

Waste Management Committee

October 21, 2014

View video of the meeting

Beaver Island Community Center

BEAVER ISLAND COMMUNITY CENTER

At the Heart of a Good Community

September - May HOURS

Mon – Sat  8am – 5pm
Sun Closed 

web: www.BeaverIslandCommunityCenter.org
email: bicommunitycenter@tds.net
phone: 231 448-2022

 

Community Center Information for October 2014

Activities............................Movies

Check www.BeaverIslandCommunityCenter.org or the Community Center for listings

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

Community Calendar

A completely new feature includes a monthly calendar for each month of the entire year of 2015. Please send me your events and they will be posted so others can schedule their events without conflict. Email your schedule of events to medic5740@gmail.com.

If you or your organization has an event you'd like posted on this Community Calendar, please contact me and I'll add it in.  Please try to get me the information as early as possible.

Airport Commission Meeting

November 1, 2014.

Video of the meeting HERE

Meeting Minutes

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 medic5740@gmail.com.

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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RENEW

Rod Nackerman

2/15/1930 - 2/01/2015

Flags at half mast at Veteran's Memorial.

More information will be posted when available.

Phyllis' Daily Weather

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for February 2, 2015

It's Groundhog Day! Today would have been Dad's 90th birthday, so we'll celebrate tonight with burgers at the Shamrock with Mom. Feel free to join us around 5:30 this evening. We need someone to drink that memorial Manhattan.

It's still darn cold out there at -6 with a wind chill of -21. It's no wonder the critters didn't want to go outside. Puppy pads it is. Wind is at 8 mph from the NW, humidity is at 76%, pressure is at 1021 mb and rising, and visibility is at 9.8 miles. Today: Sunny in the morning, then partly sunny with scattered snow showers in the afternoon. Highs around 12. North winds 10 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon. Wind chill readings 11 below to 21 below zero. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with snow showers. Lows around 7. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

On this date of February 2, 1653 - New Amsterdam, now known as New York City, was incorporated.

Did you know that over 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens each year?

Word of the day: nimrod (NIM-rod) which means 1. A stupid person. 2. A hunter. In the Bible, Nimrod was a hunter and Noah’s great-grandson. It’s not clear how the sense of the word transferred from a hunter to a stupid person, but the new sense was popularized in the Bugs Bunny cartoons when Bugs Bunny called rabbit-hunting Elmer Fudd as “Poor little Nimrod”. Earliest documented use for sense 1: 1933, for sense 2: 1623. Even earlier, the first recorded use in English is from 1548, in a now-obsolete sense as a tyrant.

2015 Warblers on the Water Events

We are pleased to announce the updated link to the Beaver Island Birding Trail for the 2015 Warblers on the Water Events. The events will be held over Memorial Weekend- May 22-24.  The festivities include presentations and field trips by expert field guides. http://www.beaverislandbirdingtrail.org/warblers.html

Thanks to our generous island sponsors for their assistance with the Beaver Island Birding Trail events. The sponsors are the Beaver Island Association, Beaver Island Boat Company, Beaver Island Community Center, Beaver Lodge, Central Michigan University, Dalwhinnies' Bakery and Restaurant, Island Airways, and the Shamrock Bar and Restaurant. 

Phyllis' Daily Weather

(Phyllis Moore has been posting daily weather reports on facebook for quite a long time. This seems like a very popular item based upon the "likes" that she gets. They will also be posted on BINN. This added new feature is provided, of course, with the writer's permission)

for February 1, 2015

It seems Mr North Wind and his compatriot, Ms.Bitter Cold, have descended upon us again. It's 3 this morning with a wind chill of -13. If you let your critters out, keep a close watch on them that they don't end up on little, golden pedestals! It's that cold. Wind is at 11 mph from the NE, humidity is at 77%, pressure is at 1031 mb and steady, while visibility is at 9.9 miles. Today: Cloudy. Highs around 8. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Wind chill readings 11 below to 21 below. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows around 4 below. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Wind chill readings 8 below to 18 below.

On this date of February 1, 2003 - NASA's space shuttle Columbia exploded while re-entering the Earth's atmosphere. All seven astronauts on board were killed.

Did you know that Shakespeare invented the words 'assassination' and 'bump'?

Word of the day: honeyfuggle (HUN-ee-fuh-guhl) which means to deceive or swindle, especially by flattery. Perhaps from honey + fugle (to cheat). Earliest documented use: 1829. Also spelled as honeyfugle.

Ice Fishing on the Harbor

Some Island parents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends took some youngsters out on the ice to do some ice fishing today, January 31, 2015. It looked like fun.

PABI Fundraiser Begins

The 10th Annual PABI Ice Classic is under way!



To participate, you guess the date and time the PABI buoy will go through the ice on Paradise Bay. The correct or closest guess wins half the total purse. The rest goes to PABI.

Tickets are $5 each or six for $20 and are available at the Community Center, from any PABI Board Member or by calling 231 448-2022.

Phyllis' Daily Weather

(Phyllis Moore has been posting daily weather reports on facebook for quite a long time. This seems like a very popular item based upon the "likes" that she gets. They will also be posted on BINN. This added new feature is provided, of course, with the writer's permission)

for January 31, 2015

Cloudy outside and a bit of snow came down during the night. However, it may be cloudy, but it looks as though the stars fell out of the sky and landed on the snow. It's full of sparkles, so pretty. Right now it's 21 although it feels like 13 due to the windchill. Wind is at 5 mph from the SW, humidity is at 88%, pressure is at 1022 mb and steady, and visibility is at 5.3 miles. Today: Mostly cloudy. High 27 to 31. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Wind chills down to around zero. Tonight: Light snow after midnight. Lows 20 to 24. Light west winds becoming northeast 5 to 15 mph.

On this date of January 31, 1893 - The trademark "Coca-Cola" was first registered in the United States Patent Office.

Did you know that wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times?

Word of the day: noosphere (NOH-uh-sfeer) which means the sum of human knowledge, thought, and culture. From French noösphere, from Greek noos (mind) + sphere. Earliest documented use: 1930.

From Holy Cross

February Mass Intentions:

930am Sunday 01 February: Kay McElwain, req. Family. Blessing of candles.
900am Tuesday 03 February: Tina Walker, req. Gary and Tina Morgan
900am Thursday 05 February: Mary Bonner Antrim, req. Family
930am Sunday 08 February: Byron Loy Groesbek, Father of Rob Groesbek
900am Tuesday 10 February: Russell and Joy Green, req. Kevin Green
900am Thursday 12 February: Sr. Eileen Doherty, req. Father Jim Doherty
930am Sunday 15 February: Patrick and Elizabeth LaFreniere & Family, req. Jean LaFreniere
900am Tuesday 17 February: Russell and Joy Green, req. Kevin Green
900am Wednesday 18 February Ash Wednesday: Ash Wednesday Scripture Services with ashes distributed, and followed by Stations of The Cross
700pm Wednesday 18 February Ash Wednesday Mass with the distribution of Ashes: Intentions of the Parish
900am Thursday 19 February: Patrick and Elizabeth LaFreniere
930am Sunday 22 February First Sunday of Lent: Russell and Joy Green, req. Kevin Green
900am Tuesday 24 February: John Eustice req. Father Jim Doherty
900am Thursday 26 February: Janet O’Donnell req. Family

From the Chamber of Commerce

Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce

2014 Citizen of the Year Plans

We are pleased to report that Triston Cole, our new State Representative will be visiting Beaver Island on May 16 and addressing our annual gathering about Michigan tourism that evening at our 14th annual Citizen of the Year award banquet. Please plan to attend and welcome Rep Cole to Beaver Island. At the February Chamber Directors meeting we will be outlining plans for the banquet that will be announced in late February.

A 2014 Citizen of the Year nomination form can be found here.

http://www.beaverisland.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/citofyear2014.pdf 

“News on the Net’s Joe Moore was our 2012 Citizen of the Year. Everyone’s nomination is welcome. You don’t have to be a Chamber member to make a nomination”, said Executive Director Steve West.  

Book Review--Notes from the Firehouse

by Doug McCourt

The family tradition of firefighting and running on a rescue truck, including being an EMT, is very well presented by Doug McCourt in Notes from the Firehouse. The stories are universal, the characters developed with interest, and the chapters are quite sufficient to present the brotherhood of the firefighters. The topics of regarding the difficulty of responding to an emergency, the difficulty in facing the horrible situations with a blank expression or smile on your face, and the difficulty of getting to sleep after your mind goes over and over and over the situation to determine if something else could have been done are well written. The need for emtotional and physical support of the disasters faced by those in the fire service are also presented. If rated on a five star system of excellence being five stars, this book gets all five stars. (This book was read as an electronic book.)

BICS Special Board Meeting

January 27, 2015

The BICS Board of Education had a special meeting last night, January 27, 2015. Seventeen people were in the audience, and all board members, who are on the island, were present. The board packet showed a very organized agenda with a great deal of business.

The agenda and packet

Video of this meeting HERE

 

Announcements/Ads

Organizations Wanting Dates on the Community Calendar

BINN sponsors a Community Calendar as a one-stop location for anyone to view the meetings, programs, and events taking place on Beaver Island. BINN just included the entire year of 2015 in this location. Events already planned for a specific week or date could be placed in this location, so that no one else schedules an event that might conflict with your meeting, program, or event. In order for the editor to place these meeting, programs, or events on the Community Calendar, that information has to be emailed to the editor at medic5740@gmail.com. Please get this information to the editor as soon as possible.

Talking Threads Quilt Guild WEDNESDAYS

Talking Threads Quilt Guild invites all quilters, sewers, knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners, and any other crafters to Peaine Township Hall on Wednesdays from 9:30 until noon.  Bring your projects, supplies, and enthusiasm.  Call Darlene at 448-2087 if you have questions , or just stop in on Wednesday.

Island Treasures Resale Shop

Winter Schedule 2014-2015


Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
12:00 until 4:00

Open for shopping and donations

If you need help with your donation, call the shop at 448-2534

 
or Donna at 448-2797.

From Holy Cross

February Mass Intentions:

930am Sunday 01 February: Kay McElwain, req. Family. Blessing of candles.
900am Tuesday 03 February: Tina Walker, req. Gary and Tina Morgan
900am Thursday 05 February: Mary Bonner Antrim, req. Family
930am Sunday 08 February: Byron Loy Groesbek, Father of Rob Groesbek
900am Tuesday 10 February: Russell and Joy Green, req. Kevin Green
900am Thursday 12 February: Sr. Eileen Doherty, req. Father Jim Doherty
930am Sunday 15 February: Patrick and Elizabeth LaFreniere & Family, req. Jean LaFreniere
900am Tuesday 17 February: Russell and Joy Green, req. Kevin Green
900am Wednesday 18 February Ash Wednesday: Ash Wednesday Scripture Services with ashes distributed, and followed by Stations of The Cross
700pm Wednesday 18 February Ash Wednesday Mass with the distribution of Ashes: Intentions of the Parish
900am Thursday 19 February: Patrick and Elizabeth LaFreniere
930am Sunday 22 February First Sunday of Lent: Russell and Joy Green, req. Kevin Green
900am Tuesday 24 February: John Eustice req. Father Jim Doherty
900am Thursday 26 February: Janet O’Donnell req. Family

Charlevoix County Transit Winter Hours

Beaver Island

Winter Hours

(Effective Monday, November 17, 2014)

  Demand Response Service

Monday – Friday

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Closed Weekends 

Phone 231-448-2026

For Service

Children under 6 yrs $.50

Sr. Citizen  (60 and over) Currently Free

Handicap $.50

Youth (ages 6 to 19) $1.00

Regular Fare (ages 20 to 59) $1.50

Passenger fares are double 15 miles and over.

Note: There will be a $10.00 fee on any returned (bounced) checks written to Charlevoix County Transit

BIRHC Meeting Dates Set

The board of directors of the BIRHC has set these meetings for 2015:
All are Saturdays at 10 AM in the Community Room at the Center:

March 21
June 20
Sept. 19
Dec. 12 -annual meeting

B I Christian Church Worship Leaders

       8:  Pastor Howard Davis
      15:  Pat Nugent
      22 and March 1:  Mike Scripps

March 8:  Pastor Howard Davis

Bible study

every Tuesday evening at 7:00; discussion led by pastor of the previous Sunday-

-Everyone welcome!!

  Bible study 7:00 - 8:00; coffee/dessert fellowship after Bible study.

Beaver Island Human Services Commission Meeting Schedule

Beaver Island Human Services Commission

Message to All B.I. Organizations

BINN is willing to post any and all events on the News on the 'Net website! There is one exception to this rule.

BI News on the 'Net cannot post your event if you don't send the information to BINN!

From the Transfer Station

Recycling Information--No Cloth in off-season

2014-15 BICS Basketball Schedule

BID Library Announcement

Crafters take note:

There is an open crafting group at the library every other Wednesday night (1st and 3rd Wed. of the month) starting at 7pm. This is not a "class" but a time to bring whatever you do, be it knitting, scrap-booking, or whatever (provided it is somewhat portable) and work on it amongst warm company.

Plans for the Proposed Dock in Charlevoix

Public Notice

The Beaver Island Transportation Authority will be responding to this notice.

(Thanks to Bob Tidmore for this information.)

Auditor's Report for St. James Township

for Year Ending March 31, 2014

Thanks to Bob Tidmore for the link to this report.

Grand Rapids Party Invitation

Illegal Fishing Operation Search Warrant

Quite a while ago, BINN posted a story about the Beaver Island Fish Market and Cross Fisheries in Charlevoix. This article suggested that there was some illegal fishing going on around the Beaver Island Archipelago regarding lake trout. This illegal fishing involved Skip Duhamel, now deceased, and the Beaver Island Fish Market, along with the Cross Fisheries in Charlevoix to whom Skip Dunamel sold the lake trout. The following is the search warrant paperwork which spells out what the charges were in order to get a search warrant. Remember that eveyone is innocent until proven guilty.


2015 Michigan Townships Association Conference

Largest Gathering of Local Government Officials in Michigan Kicks Off in Grand Rapids Today-2015 Michigan Townships Association Conference

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (Tuesday, January 27, 2015)- More than 1,100 elected and appointed township officials and staff, representing 71 counties across the state, arrive in Grand Rapids today for the annual Michigan Townships Association (MTA) Conference, held January 27-30 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and DeVos Place Convention Hall.  Following the conference theme, “The Will to Lead,” the event aims to inspire and reenergize Michigan’s township leaders.  Along with educational sessions and networking opportunities, the conference will include the MTA Expo, featuring more than 100 companies that provide services and products to local government, including over 20 West Michigan exhibitors.

"Through their attendance at our Conference, township officials are demonstrating their dedication to continue to lead Michigan’s communities, residents and businesses forward, toward a prosperous future,” said MTA Executive Director Larry Merrill. “During the week, they will gather knowledge and insights from a multitude of local government experts, as well as their peers, to improve their own township’s services and operations, and even more effectively and efficiently govern their communities."

Attendees can choose from more than 60 educational sessions, offering information on statutory duties and core township services, as well as township trends and legislative updates. Course topics range from creative community cooperation to emergency management, wireless technology to urban farming.

For more information the Michigan Townships Association, visit: www.MichiganTownships.org. For more information on the conference, please call Sarah at 616-560-3627.

This Old Cookbook-14

This old cookbook was found as an old house was being cleaned and items sorted out. It comes from a project of an elementary classroom from May 1958. BINN will present one recipe each week until the cookbook's last. An attempt will be made each week to actually make the weekly recipe. The title page states, "Dear Mother...I hope this book will help you cook."

Spice Cake

1 cup sugar...............1 egg

2 tablespoons of butter............1 and 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda......2 cups of raisins

1 can of tomato soup.............1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of cloves............1 teaspoon of nutmeg

Mix in the order given

Ronnie Slocum, eight years old

This one will take a little research since the baking temperature and time are not part of the recipe. Apparently back then, fifty plus years ago, everyone knew that the direction was "cook until done." That's just a little out of the modern wheelhouse.

A Chapter from Rural EMS is Different

by Joe Moore

(This chapter was written about eight years ago. The tone of the frustration fits today's situations.)

Serving Students Selflessly-Chapter 10

Interesting Picture of the Islands

Meant to show the ice on Lake Michigan,this photo is very interesting.

This Old Cookbook-13

This old cookbook was found as an old house was being cleaned and items sorted out. It comes from a project of an elementary classroom from May 1958. BINN will present one recipe each week until the cookbook's last. An attempt will be made each week to actually make the weekly recipe. The title page states, "Dear Mother...I hope this book will help you cook."

Chocolate Walnut Slices

1/2 cup soft butter...............1 and 3/4 cup flour

3/4 cup white sugar.........1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

1 egg..............3/4 cup chopped walnuts

2 squares unsweetened chocolate melted

1/2 teaspoon vanilla.......1/4 teaspoon of salt

Cream the butter, add sugar and egg. Beat light, blend in chocolate and vanilla.

Add the dry ingredients and mix well.

Add the nuts.

Shape in rolls 2 inches in diameter. Chill overnight. (This is important.)

Cut 1/8 in slices and bake at 350 for 10 minutes

Gretcheb Beardsley, 7 years old

These cookies are quite delicious even if sunflower seeds are used in place of the walnuts. If you have someone in your household that is allergic to tree nuts, sunflower seed, obviously shelled and chopped, can be substitued for the walnuts.

One of the most interesting things about this Old Cookbook is that the quantity of sugar is much less that some of the more modern cookbooks. This cookbook is more interested in the relationship between the ingredients to make a product than to produce a product that matches one that can be purchased in the supermarket. This makes some of these recipes much healthier than some more modern. The recipe makes four dozen cookies, and they are very tasty.

Crazy Clinical

Cases

by Joe Moore

These are imaginary situations, but are based upon actual experiences.

A Very Interesting Song

"Do Something" by Matthew West

The following song was something that can help us all understand why we are on the island and what makes the island a special place. Most of us are, in fact, doing something to help in our community.

This is not a country and western style of music; not sure the genre, but it makes us think.

Click Here to play the Song

Lawrence McDonough's Smucker Picture

Lawrence McDonough's 100 year old picture was shown this morning on the Today Show. Thanks to Barb Banghardt for capturing this picture and posting it on facebook.com. BINN editor Joe Moore was drinking a cup of coffee and didn't have a camera ready. Thanks, Barb, and congratulations, Lawrence and family! You made the national news!

Thank you to Donna Fase for the video clip from facebook!

 

Time Lapse Video

Thanks to Bob Anderson and Island Airways!

Charlevoix to Beaver Island

As you can see if you view the pictures of the ice in the story down below, there is open water and many, many interesting ice formations. On a trip across the lake from Charlevoix to Beaver Island on Tuesday, Bob Anderson used a feature on his cell phone for a time lapse video of the trip. BINN obtained permission from Bob Anderson to share his video that was posted on facebook. It is better quality on facebook, but this will give you an example of the flight and the ice conditions on the lake on this one day, January 20, 2015.

Video Clip of the Flight

 

Fresh Made Bagels for Sale

Juniors Jordan Marsh, Liam Hodgson, Lillian Wiser, Zack Bousquet , Sarah Avery, Emily Burton and Ryan Boyle will be contacting you. If you do not hear from them, you can call Jordan Marsh @ 2910 (after school hours), or email Mary Palmer at maryp@bics.us or maryp@beaverisland.k12.mi.us

The bagels come baked, bagged and tagged. The sale will go from Now til February 11th. Please make checks payable to BICS-Junior Class and must be brought into school or given to one of the Juniors by February 11th. Bagels range from $6.00 to $8.25 a ½ dozen with over 20 flavors. The bagels will be here for pick up on February 20th.

The Food Pantry will also gladly accept Bagels if you care to purchase for them.

The bagels can be frozen for up to 3 months.

The Flavors are the same for this sale as they were for the last time: Plain, Whole Wheat, Everything, Pumpernickel, Tomato Basil, Cheddar Herb, Garlic, Onion, Salt, Cinnamon Raisin, Blueberry, Chocolate Chip, Honey Oat, Poppy, Sesame, Jalapeno, Cinnamon Apple Pie, Cinnamon Danish, Swiss Melt, Asiago Cheese, Cheddar Twist. The last 4 are the gourmet ones and a little more expensive..

Thank you in advance,
Mary Palmer and the Junior Class.

Donate to the Food Pantry

Use this button below to donate to the Food Pantry.

Donation goes to the Christian Church Food Pantry--Click the Donate Button on the far left and above.


Donate to the Live Streaming Project

 

The Live Streaming Project includes BICS Sports Events, Peaine Township Meetings, Joint Township Meetings, and much more.

Your donation may allow these events to be live streamed on the Internet at http://beaverisland.tv