B. I. News on the 'Net, Jauary 12-18, 2009

Annie Hayhoe Passes Away

Word has reached the Island that Annabelle Mae Hayhoe has passed away at a nursing home in Grayling. Annabelle used to live in the house that is now owned by Jim and Donna Stambaugh across the road from Rose Connaghan. She was a bookkeeper, gardener, and farmer including raising plants, flowers and vegetable plants, for sale when she lived in the harbor area and when she moved out of town. She also operated an adult foster care home. More information will be posted as it becomes available.





CERTIFICATION High School Diploma

QUALIFICATIONS Demonstrate an interest in working with children ages 5-18 years.

Demonstrate a pleasant, positive attitude and ability to work cooperatively with others.


•  Carry out custodial duties Monday through Friday from 5:30pm to 9:30pm

•  Report to Lead Custodian

•  Clean and sanitize restrooms/bathrooms using established practices and procedure.

•  Clean, dust, and wipe furniture; sweep, mop, or vacuum floors; empty/clean wastebaskets

and trash containers; replace light bulbs; refill restroom dispensers.

•  Assist with the setup of facilities for meetings, classrooms, conferences, events, etc

SALARY $12.63/HOUR some benefits





CERTIFICATION High School Diploma

QUALIFICATIONS Demonstrate an interest in working with children ages 5-18years.

Demonstrate a pleasant, positive attitude and ability to work cooperatively with others.


•  Set up lunchroom and ensure overall operation of school lunch program including lunch room supervision of elementary and secondary lunch program for children attending Beaver Island Community School

•  Report to school at 11:00 am each school day and supervise lunch area until 12:30

•  Supervise elementary lunch period (11:10-11:50) and secondary lunch period (11:50-12:30).

•  Carryout established school guidelines for lunchroom behavior



DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: January 22 or until Filled

STARTING DATE: February 9, 2009

Submit letter of interest and application (can be found on school website: www.beaverisland.k12.mi.us )

INQUIRIES DIRECTED TO Kathleen McNamara kittym@beaverisland.k12.mi.us

Beaver Island Community School 231-448-2744

The BIRHC Healthcare Team

After almost a month of attempts to find all four of these BIRHC healthcare team members in the same building at the same time, Wednesday, January 14, 2009, was the date of the above picture. In the last four weeks, one of the four of these wonderfully talented ladies was gone each time an attempt was made to get the picture, and then, to be honest, an appointment was made for last Wednesday, and the photographer forgot. Well, today was the day that all the stars were aligned properly to get this photo. From left to right: Donna Kubic, BIRHC manager; Christy VanLooy, PA and healthcare provider; Sue Solle, FNP and healthcare provider, and Betty Hudgins, office manager. They are all needed to provide the top-notch healthcare that Beaver Island residents need. Thank you for your dedication and efforts.

On January 31st, there will be a get-together at the Peaine Township Hall from 3-5 p.m. to thank Sue Solle for her dedication to providing healthcare without much relief over the last several months and to welcome Christy VanLooy to the staff. While we are thanking people Donna and Betty deserve a big "Thank you" as well. The next BIRHC Board meeting is on January 31st as well.

BICS Junior Class Fundraiser at Stoney Acre Grill

Please join us at Stoney Acre Grill on Sunday, January 18, 2009, from 5 pm to 8 pm for the annual Aldredo Dinner to benefit the BICS Junior and Senior classes

BICS to Host Certified Speaking Professional

Laurie Stewart, CSP, owner of L.A. Stewart Presentations, is a nationally-known speaker and seminar leader whose areas of expertise are leadership, respect, school climate, human relations , and communication skills . Laurie presents staff-development programs, school assemblies , keynotes, leadership training, and parent talks throughout the United States and Canada . She has spoken before audiences ranging from 2 to 10,000 in number.

            Several years ago Laurie received the Certified Speaking Professional designation through the National Speakers Association . The CSP is a designation of professional achievement through proven speaking experience. Laurie was named the youngest speaker in 14 countries and in the history of the NSA to ever receive this designation. In 2002, Laurie was selected as one of just three inductees into Western Michigan University 's Department of Communication Alumni Academy. The purpose of the academy is to give honor and recognition to some of WMU's outstanding graduate and undergraduate alumni. She has authored a book entitled, The Winning School: The Team Approach to Healthy School Climate and has co-authored Teen Power . Laurie is a graduate of Western Michigan University and lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Program Titles: 

1) Attitude Check: Being Real, Being Respectful, Being You!   

2) Positive Peer Influence: How To Put On An Impacting Assembly

Date:  Thursday, January 22, 2009

Location: Beaver Island Community School – CMU


January 11, 2009

Island Airways To Provide Air Ambulance Service

Effective today, Island Airways will begin operating a Federal Aviation Administration-approved Air Ambulance service.   

Island Airways' specially configured Britten Norman Islander airplanes will transport stable patients to the airport of their choice on the mainland where they can be met by a ground ambulance to complete the transport. The aircraft is equipped to accommodate stretcher-bound patients and the Beaver Island Emergency Medical Services (BIEMS) personnel who accompany them. 

The aircraft is configured to accept a stretcher designed for Britten Norman Islanders.  Paul and Angel Welke funded the engineering, certification and purchase of the stretcher. Neal Boyle, Director of Maintenance at Island Airways, actively pursued FAA approval of the new stretcher and air ambulance service. He put in a tremendous amount of time and effort to bring this new service to Beaver Island.

If you have any questions or would like additional information on this or any service provided by Island Airways, please contact us at 231 448 2374 (Paul & Angel Welke home phone number) or via e-mail ( angel@islandairways.com or pwelke@islandairways.com ).

Frank Solle's Aerial Pictures

Frank had the opportunity to fly around and take some winter aerial photographs. These are terrific pictures taken by an excellent photographer on a mighty cold day.

A quiet winter's day in town.

MORE pictures here

Nominate Citizen of the Year

Andrea Moore's Winter Pictures of the Island

The Southhead Lighthouse..

MORE Pictures here

Snowshoeing the North Shoreline

This map is from beaverisland.net and is the older version of the map. (The newest version can be purchased from the Chamber of Commerce or by using contact information at beaverisland.org)

What can you do when you don't want to spend money for gasoline? What can you do when you have a couple of hours to spend in the wintertime? How about thinking of the snowshoes that you have in your closet or your garage or your neighbor's garage?

The total time of this adventure was six hours, and that included getting to and from the locations. This trek was divided into two separate parts. One was from the North Park in Port St. James to the Stein's house on the Back Beach Road. The second was from the Stein's around the Gull Harbor area and back into town next to the Post Office. Amazingly enough, no wildlife was seen on either trek except the crows and ravens that seem to never be afraid of humans. There were plenty of animal tracks. What a nice way to spend an afternoon and evening!

Snoeshoeing Adventure Pictures and Story

First Annual Run Beaver Island Marathon and Half Marathon Press Release 010809

Sponsors For WWII B-25 Bomber Needed

The Chamber of Commerce is bringing a B-25 to Beaver Island in June 26-28 for the 2009 Beaver Island Air Show. The North American B-25 "Mitchell" bombers were the most effective medium bombers of World War II, probably best remembered for the carrier-launched Doolittle Raid against Japan in April of 1942. The Yankee Warrior is the only flying B-25D-35 and one of very few aircraft with documented combat history. It is a once in a lifetime experience take a flight on this combat veteran. www.yankeeairmuseum.org

If you are interested in being a sponsor this year, NOW is the time to contact Steve at your Chamber office. (231) 448-2505. Last year's sponsors will have first opportunity for the 2009 show. A $700 sponsorship includes a ride in the Yankee Warrior ($400). There will be only seven sponsors this year.


Meeting Minutes Moved in the New Year

As part of a New Year's resolution, the meeting minutes are going to be moved outside of the log on page, so that anyone can go to the Beaver Island News on the 'Net homepage and view the meeting minutes. This provides everyone with a centralized location for access to any public organization's minutes. This service will not have any cost involved at this time, and it may help accomplish some goals for some organizations much more quickly.

You can rest assured that the meeting minutes for all public organizations will be posted at http://beaverislandnews.com as soon as possible after the minutes have been received. The minutes will be updated when they are received and the date of the update will also be posted, so you will know if something new has been added. You will also be able to determine if your public organizations are providing the information in a timely manner.

If your public organization would like your minutes posted on this website for free, please send them to medic5740@gmail.com

BINN cannot post these meeting minutes until they are received with some organizations more willing to send the minutes earlier than others even though the Freedom of Information Act requires them to be sent within 10 days of a request for them.

It is much easier to get them up quickly if the minutes are sent in electronic form, i.e. via email or email attachment.

January Specials at the Shamrock


Chinese New Year Buffet and Celebration

Wii at Donegal Danny's

Donegal Dannys is proud to introduce Wii Games on-site! Come in, get out of the cold and play Golf, Bowling and other sports in the big screen.  Almost like the real thing. Leagues will be starting soon. Come in for the warmth and join us for the fun!!

Elvis Presley's Birthday was January 8th

The celebration of Elvis' Birthday was at Donegal Danny's and Stoney Acre Grill on January 8, 2009. A full size cardboard replica of Elvis was seen throughout the night. In some cases, having a beer with Elvis took on an entirely different meaning as can be seen in these photographs provided to BINN by Marilyn Racine. Thank you, Marilyn!

Looks like a lot of fun was had by all who were there.

Was Elvis really in the house? Yes, he was.

Derrick Burris or Elvis Presley??

Gotta set aside that date for next year's party? January 8, 2010

Island Treasures Resale Announces Regular Hours

12:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M. until further notice


At the Heart of a Good Community

Calendar of Events

January 2009

Movies Rest of January 2009

•  Saturday, January 17 Family Movie: Swing Vote PG-13 3 pm

Starring Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane

Bud Johnson (Costner) is an apathetic, beer slinging, lovable loser, who is just coasting through life. When his precocious, over achieving twelve-year old daughter, Molly, accidentally sets off a chain of events, it culminates in the presidential election coming down to Bud's vote. Bud decides it's time for him to recapture a few lost ideals as the world waits to see who he will vote for in this comedy.

•  Sunday, January 18: Senior Sunday Dinner

Not just for Seniors! Come one and all and enjoy a delicious Sunday dinner together ! January's Senior Sunday Dinner sponsored by the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging will feature a delicious menu of roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, coleslaw and cherry cobbler. Make your reservation now! Call 448-2022.

Sunday, January 18, 11am-1pm. Tickets: Suggested donation of $3 for Seniors 60 and over; $6 for persons under 60.

•  Sunday, January 18: Intro to Pickleball & Practice! 3 pm

Come experience a cross between tennis, badminton and ping-pong, Pickleball has caught-on across the nation—and now goes “public” on Beaver Island! Real, live-play--not Wii or virtual action! Singles and doubles welcomed!

•  Thursday, January 22: The Man Who Would Be King PG* 7:30 pm

Starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer Directed by John Huston.

As two engaging soldiers of fortune, Peachy Carnehan (Michael Caine) and Daniel Dravot (Sean Connery) ply their less than respectable trade in 19th century India where they contrive and carry out a daring plan to become rulers in the isolated land of Kafiristan.

•  Sunday, January 25: Scrabble Scramble 3pm

Show your Scrabble-stuff at a bi-weekly Scrabble play-off competition of strategic vocabulary! Bring your dictionary and be ready to spell! Experienced “supervisors” needed!

•  Friday, January 30: Andre Villoch in Concert 7:30 pm

A singer-songwriter well known in the Northern Michigan music hot spots, Andre brings a percussive guitar, a voice “full of honey and cream” and a great sense of humor to our stage for an evening of pure enjoyment! Give him a listen at www.andrevilloch.com , then come get some laughs too!

Tickets: $12 Advance, $15 at the Door

•  Saturday, January 31 Family Movie: TBD

*Presented by Beaver Island Film Fans & BICC. Tickets for all movies are $7.50 Adult/$5 Student/Child. For more info call 231 448-2022 or email biccpartridge@tds.net .

Senior COA Lunch Cancellations

With the winter weather approaching us fast, it is important for the seniors to know the cancellation policy for the senior lunches. It has been decided that the seniors should not be out driving in weather that is too bad for school to be in session. The senior COA Lunch will be canceled, and no deliveries will take place, on any day that the Beaver Island Community School is closed due to the poor road conditions. If in doubt, call the Beaver Island Community Center at 448-2022.

Film Fans Continue Winter Movie Series

An eleven movie winter film series continues at the Beaver Island Community Center, presented by a new movie club, the Beaver Island Film Fans. Twenty-three Film Fans club members worked together to nominate a list of their favorite movies, and then voted to select their top eleven films to make up the series. Movies in the series range form 1940 to 2007 in age, range from romantic comedy to thrillers, westerns to epic adventures, and international hits to edgy art. Included in the series is the American Film Institute's #1 American film, Citizen Kane.  The club's membership dues will be used to pay for the theatrical performance rights for the films.

All movies are open to the general public; admission is $7.50 for adults and $5.00 for students. All films will be presented on Thursday nights at 7:30 pm. The series includes:

Descriptions of all movies and previews can be seen at http://www.imdb.com by clicking on the artwork:

Movies for January-April 2009

Contact: Dan Wardlow (448-3196)

Beaver Island Trivia

Last Week's Question:

This is known to some of us as Gladys Schnaudigel's house where our family once had dinner and drinks. What is the name of the business that operates from here now?

The only correct answers came from Paul Nelson and Joyce Bartels with Joyce being the first correct answer. Paul Nelson remembered that Gladys was a former Peaine Township Supervisor.

This Week's Question:

This school picture is an old one taken from the school year of 1985-86, the first year without a Dominican Sister as principal. (Editor's note: Received an email correction to this. Thank you, Father Gabriel Fox for correcting this for me. " "I left the island in August of 1985 and I never knew that Barb Rakowski, principal from 1980 till 1985 was a Dominican Nun." Can you name all of the staff members? How about all of the high school students? Middle school and elementary students?

The first correct answer will earn a gift subscription, for each correct question answered, to News on the 'Net for the months of January, February, and March for the person of your choice, anyone who is not already a subscriber. Email your answers to: medic5740@gmail.com

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.

Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association Minutes

Peaine Township Board Minutes

BIRHC Board Meeting Minutes

St. James Township Meeting Minutes

Beaver Island Community School Board Meeting Minutes