B. I. News on the 'Net, Jan 26-Feb 1 2009

BICS National Honor Society Competes

On Friday, January 28th, members of the Beaver Island High School National Honor Society competed in a high school Quiz Bowl.  It was held at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey.  After 8 rounds, Beaver Island took 5th place -- out of 14 teams! 

It was a fun day of great competition -- and hundreds of challenging questions in many different categories.  The students had a lot of fun and are hoping to return again.  The students representing BI were Kristy Bousquet, Caitlin Boyle, Patrick Cull, Maeve Green and Alexandra Kuligoski.  Our team was very competitive, as you can tell by the final points of the top 5 teams:  Petoskey A Team won with 1185 points, Petoskey C 880 points, Charlevoix A 865, Petoskey B 890 and Beaver Island 835.  (Note:  Rank is first determined by game wins and then points.  Petoskey C had one more win than Charlevoix A and Petoskey B.)

And, if you enjoy watching and playing along with Jeopardy or Cash Cab at home, you might get your chance to enter a Quiz Bowl right here on Beaver Island .  The NHS is looking at putting together a fundraiser in the spring where community members can form their own teams and compete for the Beaver Island Quiz Bowl Title!  We'll keep you posted, but you might want to start studying now.

Submitted by Connie Boyle, NHS Adviser

Buck Ridgeway's Mother Passed Away

Wynona Leeway Ridge

July 18, 1922 - January 29, 2009

Facts

Born: July 18, 1922
Place of Birth: Fleming, Kentucky
Death: January 29, 2009
Place of Death: Bridgman, Michigan

Memorial Donations

Memorial donations can be made to Hospice at Home or the Bridgman Public Library

Biography

Wynona Lee Ridgeway, 86, of Bridgman passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at her home in the care of her family.

Funeral services will be held 10 AM Monday, February 2, 2009 at Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman with Reverend Terrell Schneider officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery , Bridgman. Friends may meet with the family from 2-4 PM Sunday at the funeral home. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be given to Hospice at Home or the Bridgman Public Library. Online condolences accepted at www.PikeFH.com

Mrs. Ridgeway was born July 18, 1922 in Fleming , Kentucky the daughter of the late Frances and Margaret (Sturgill) Everman. On July 18, 1941 she married Charles E. Ridgeway and he preceded her in death December 14, 2004. Wynona worked for Bridgman Public Schools in the Library, Bus Route Planning, and as a Lunchroom Aide.

Survivors include her children – Charles “Buck” (Mary Ann) Ridgeway of Beaver Island and Margaret (Marvin) Miller of Benton Harbor; two grandsons – Charles (Danine) Ridgeway III and Robert (Lisa) Ridgeway; four great grandchildren – Emily, Cecilia, Tyler, and Brock; and a sister, Eileen Dwyer of Greenfield , Ohio .

Wynona was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Friday Night Concert at BICC

Eulogy for "Georgie" Gatliff

(Obituary below)

BICS Girl's Basketball vs. Ojibwe

This basketball game has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 3, 2009, at the BICS Gymnasium at 2:30 p.m.

Frank Solle's "No Dinner Tonight" Pictures

Redtail hawk pictures HERE

This Week's Snowshoe Adventure

(This map is used with permission. You can purchase a new map at the Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce.)

This week's snowshoe adventure began at Welke Airport and continued until arrival at the CMU Biological Center. Geographically the perimeter area was from Little Sand Bay to Sand Bay, past Pebble Beach and Conn's Point.

Pictures HERE

At the Shamrock

Boodlers on January 30th

Superbowl

Update on Ann Zanella

Ann will be returning to her Beaver Island home, which she has missed so very much, on February 6th. She just couldn't wait for spring and better weather! Her daughter and son will be staying with her, for a short while, to help her get her home set up to better accommodate Ann's needs.

I am sure she would love to hear from all her friends once she gets settled in. Please take a moment from your busy day to give her a call and welcome her home.

Thanks to all, Tina Walker

Ann Hayhoe and "Tink" Hayhoe

Annie passed away last week. Her obituary is in last week's News. There were some people who asked about who these people were. Some probably have not been living on the Island full time long enough to know them. Some simply may not recognize them by name. Thank you to Marie Connaghan LaFreniere for this picture to refresh our memories.

Chinese New Year Food at Stoney Acres

With the threat of the flu ruining the entire night, the musicians were healthy, the cooks were healthy, the servers were healthy, and the food looked good enough to eat. And the food was wonderful. The variety was quite wide with main course dishes including Chicken Vegetable Deluxe, Shrimp with Peapods, Kung Pao Chicken, Ginger Beef, Pork with Green Beans, and Mongolian Beef. There were two kinds of soup including egg drop and sweet and sour with two types of rolls spring rolls and shrimp wantons. There were also two types of rice, the traditional white rice and fried rice.

The interior was decorated to emulate a Chinese restaurant.

The heating tables were all set up.

All of the food looked scrumptuous!!

Fortune cookies to top it all off.

Liam Racine working to prepare two of the dishes.

Beautiful Donegal Bay

Even in the coldest temperatures close to zero, the view from the hill at the Port St. James Pavilion is beautiful.

For some more Donegal Bay pictures and Mt. Pisgah pictures, please click HERE.

BICS Construction Update

Catherine T. Gatliff (Georgie)


Catherine Gatliff "Georgie" (nee Connaghan) age 86. Georgie was born on Beaver Island on January 8, 1923, and she died on January 21, 2009. Georgie resided in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan.

She was the wife of the late Paul "Danny," loving mother of Linda (the late Michael) Wearn, Gail (John) Craig, James, Carol Gillespie, Anthony (Margaret), and Perry. She was the beloved grandmother of Patrick, Thomas, Anthony, Timothy, Daniel, Bridget, and Brian. She was the great-grandmother of Mackenzie and Alyssa.

Visitation will be Sunday from 2-9 pm at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. Rosary will be at 7:00 pm. Instate Monday 10:00 am until funeral Mass 10:30 am at St. Philomena Catholic Church, 4281 Marseilles, Detroit. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery on Beaver Island in the spring.

BICS Press Release Re: Board Position Filing

Thirty-five Years with the US Post Office

At a very small ceremony this morning, Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at approximately 10 a.m., Michelle Dreffs, Beaver Island Postmaster, presented Lillian Gregg with a pin, a letter, and an eagle statue for her thirty-five years of service with the U.S. Post Office.

Michelle, Lil, and Phil

The eagle, the letter, and the pin

At 84 years old, Lil is certainly not the oldest postal worker, but she has longevity in service to the Beaver Island Post Office with her thirty-five years.

Congratulations, Lil, on receiving your service award!!

Automation at the District Library

The process involved in the automation of our local district library began back in November 2007 when Phyllis Moore began entering information about every item in the library. The information included was title, author, publisher, year published, type of item, number of pages, dimensions of the item, and what section of the library the item was located. All of this information was entered into a database.

Next, this company (above) began to move the information into its own database and create barcodes for each and every item. In November of 2008, Robert Hanson arrived on Beaver Island with two computers, a router, cables, and scanners, to help the library staff begin the process of placing the barcodes on each and every shelved item in the library. One computer was to hold the database and maintenance programs and to be used to check out the books. The second computer will be used to help locate books similar to a card catalog.

With 15,426 barcodes with each one assigned to one item in the library, it will certainly take some time to finish the project. At this point, all the videos, recorded books, elementary books, non-fiction, biographies, and reference books are completely finished. Most of the fiction and juvenile fiction are completed also, but there are items that, for whatever reason, did not get assigned a barcode. Each and every one of those items must be entered individually with the same information required of all the previous entries. Some of the books in the two fiction sections have red dots on them. That means that they are not done yet, and still need to be entered. That's why the BIDL received 5,000 "dumb codes," which simply means they had not yet been assigned to an item. Obviously, any new books will need to be entered, and any weeded books will have to be removed as well.

This book in process of being assigned a barcode and the code placed in the book.

The best guess-estimate for a "Go Live" with automation at the Beaver Island District Library is sometime around March 1, 2009. Have you got your new library card yet? It is a really easy process to complete. The library staff would like you to go to the library and sign-up and receive your library cards (you get a credit card size and a key-chain size) as soon as possible. That will mean that you will be prepared to continue your library privileges after the "Go Live" date without a hitch. Any youngster under the age of 18 will need to have a parent accompany him/her to sign to get a library card if the family decides that each member of the family should have a card. It is also possible for the family to get just one card, but that may be slightly more difficult if the family members don't go to the library together.

This paperback rack was sitting in the office with those facing forward completed, the others not.

Since there is no written agreement between the Beaver Island Community School and the Beaver Island District Library, how are the students going to check out books? The answer depends upon the situation. The elementary teachers will probably receive one card for each grade grouping and will use this card to check out all books for that particular grade level. This is assuming that the teacher accepts responsibility for the books checked out by his/her class. If a parent brings a child in, then the parent or the child (whoever has the card) will be checking out the books.

Where's This?

Can you identify where this picture was taken? Send your guess to medic5740@gmail.com

Art Johnston's Address

In case you might want to send a card to Art Johnston, who was ill recently.

Nominate Citizen of the Year

January Specials at the Shamrock

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BEAVER ISLAND COMMUNITY CENTER

At the Heart of a Good Community

Calendar of Events

Beaver Island Community Center

WINTER HOURS:

Welcome Center: Full Menu Available

Monday – Thursday 9am - 3pm

Friday – Saturday 9am - 9pm

Sunday – 10am – 2pm

The Hangout: Snacks & Cold Beverages Available

Monday – Saturday 9am – 9pm

Sunday 10am – 6pm

Come check us out!


February 2009



• Sunday, February 1: Pickleball 3pm


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!

• Wednesday, February 4: Recorder Roundabout 5pm


Refresh your musical spirit with a weekly gathering of Recorder enthusiasts! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate—whether novice or veteran, with instrument or without! (Ability to read music not required). Contact Jayne Bailey at jaynekb@yahoo.com for more info.

• Thursday, Februay 5: Amelie R* 7:30pm In French with English subtitles.r


Amelie is a shy young woman who has a love of life's small pleasures. While she takes joy in the slightest things in life she is still looking for love as well as the course her life should take. Her slightly dysfunctional family have fostered her tentative interaction with her neighbors as well as the customers of the Parisian restaurant where she waitresses. When she successfully tracks down the owner of a box of boyhood treasures that she found in her house she begins to believe she might have the power to influence more of the people around her. This fairy-tale style film follows the heroine until she finds love and her place in life even though everyone around her has always underestimated her.
Tickets: $7.50 Adult, $5 Student/Child

• Sunday, February 8: Scrabble Scramble 3pm


Show your Scrabble-stuff at a bi-weekly Scrabble play-off competition of strategic vocabulary! Bring your official word guide and be ready to challenge!

• Wednesday, February 11: Recorder Roundabout 5pm


Refresh your musical spirit with a weekly gathering of Recorder enthusiasts! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate—whether novice or veteran, with instrument or without! (Ability to read music not required). Contact Jayne Bailey at jaynekb@yahoo.com for more info.

• Sunday, February 15: Senior Sunday Dinner 11am-1pm


Not just for Seniors ! Come one and all and enjoy a delicious Sunday dinner together ! February's Senior Sunday Dinner sponsored by the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging will feature a delicious menu of roast beef, mashed potatoes, coleslaw and apple cobbler . Make your reservation now! Call 448-2022.
Sunday, February 15, 11am-1pm. Tickets: Suggested donation of $3 for Seniors 60 and over; $6 for persons under 60.

• Sunday, February 15: Pickleball! 3pm


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!

• Wednesday, February 18: Recorder Roundabout 5pm


Refresh your musical spirit with a weekly gathering of Recorder enthusiasts! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate—whether novice or veteran, with instrument or without! (Ability to read music not required). Contact Jayne Bailey at jaynekb@yahoo.com for more info.

• Thursday, February 19: Blue Velvet R* 7:30pm


Directed by David Lynch
Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper
Set in a small American town, David Lynch's Blue Velvet is a dark, sensuous mystery involving the intertwining lives of four very different individuals. Depicted are a naive college student with a penchant for mysteries, a haunting cabaret singer with a dark secret, the detective's daughter who embodies innocence, and a psychotic killer fueled by his own sexual fantasies.
Tickets: $7.50 Adult, $5 Student/Child

• Sunday, February 22: Scrabble Scramble 3pm


Show your Scrabble-stuff at a bi-weekly Scrabble play-off competition of strategic vocabulary! Bring your official word guide and be ready to challenge!

• Sunday, February 22 SPECIAL FAMILY FEATURE: Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure 2pm


Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure is a film that tells the dramatic true story of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's now-legendary 1914-1916 British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. A testament to heroism and human endurance, the 28-man crew survived nearly two years in the Antarctic when its ship, the Endurance, was trapped and then crushed by pack ice.

Rand Shackleton, a distant relative of Ernest Shackleton, will present Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure along with Pure Antarctica a short film he made in 2003 retracing Shackleton's historic journey. Said to be the greatest survival story of all time, Rand's in-depth oral presentation will include question and answer opportunities for the audience. A truly fascinating afternoon for the whole family!
Admission: Free will Donation.

• Wednesday, February 25: Recorder Roundabout 5pm


Refresh your musical spirit with a weekly gathering of Recorder enthusiasts! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate—whether novice or veteran, with instrument or without! (Ability to read music not required). Contact Jayne Bailey at jaynekb@yahoo.com for more info.

*Presented by Beaver Island Film Fans & BI Community Center . For more info call 231 448-2022 or email biccpartridge@tds.net

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:

The trivia question from last week got only one partial answer, so the same question will continue for one more week.

This Week's Question:

Here is another school picture from ten years earlier. This was the editor's first year of teaching at the BICS. Can you name 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