B. I. News on the 'Net, January 19-25, 2015

Interesting Picture of the Islands

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

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 26, 2015

Yup, it's downright invigorating outside. It's -2, feels like -10 with the windchill from the SE at 5 mph, humidity is at 86%, pressure is at 1018 mb and steady, and visibility is at 9.7 miles. Today: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 20s. Southeast winds at 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow. Lows around 11. East winds at 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph after midnight.

On this date of January 26, 1837 - Michigan became the 26th state to join the United States.

Did you know that the oldest exposed surface on Earth is west coast of New Zealand's south island?

Word of the day: scurvy (SKUHR-vee) which means adjective: Mean or contemptible. noun: A disease caused by vitamin C deficiency, characterized by swollen and bleeding gums, bleeding under the skin, and weakness. From Old English scurf, probably from Old Norse. Ultimately from the Indo-European root sker- (cut), which also gave us decorticate, excoriate, hardscrabble, incarnadine, scrobiculate, and caruncle. Earliest documented use: 1529.

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.

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 25, 2015

Despite the cold, I had to stay outside a bit longer this morning to admire all the stars in the clear sky. Absolutely beautiful! Right now it's 4 with a wind chill of -8, wind is at 7 mph from the NE, humidity is at 81%, pressure is at 1018 mb and rising, visibility is at 9.6 miles. Today: Mostly sunny. Highs around 15. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the morning. Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows around 3. Light winds.

On this date of January 25, 1858 - Mendelssohn’s "Wedding March" was presented for the first time, as the daughter of Queen Victoria married the Crown Prince of Prussia.

Did you know that you can only see a rainbow if have your back to the sun?

Word of the day: filipendulous (fi-li-PEN-juh-luhs, -PEN-dyoo-) which means hanging by a thread. From Latin filum (thread) + pendere (to hang). Ultimately from the Indo-European root (s)pen- (to draw, to spin), which is also the source of pendulum, spider, pound, pansy, pendant, ponder, appendix, penthouse, depend, and spontaneous. Earliest documented use: 1864.

Crazy Clinical Cases

by Joe Moore

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

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 24, 2015

Well, after all the excitement of yesterday: seeing Lawrence McDonough on the Today Show and getting slammed by a blizzard, today should be pretty tame. Right now it's 32, feels like 25, wind is at 8 mph from the SW, humidity is at 94%, pressure is at 1003 mb and steady, and visibility is at 9.1 miles. Today: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and patchy light freezing drizzle in the morning, then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows around 13°. North winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

On this date of January 24, 1899 - Humphrey O’Sullivan patented the rubber heel.

Did you know that Pinocchio is Italian for 'pine head'?

Word of the day: surcease (suhr-SEES) which means noun: Stoppage, especially a temporary one. verb tr., intr.: To bring or come to an end. From Middle English sursesen/surcesen, via French from Latin supersedere (to refrain from), from super- + sedere (to sit). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sed- (to sit) that is also the source of sit, chair, saddle, assess, assiduous, sediment, soot, cathedral, and tetrahedron. The word cease is unrelated, though its spelling has influenced the word.

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

Click HERE to see the lyrics

School Board Packet for Special Meeting January 27, 2015

From BICS

BICS is dismissing by 1:00 pm today, January 23, 2015, due to poor weather conditions. Drive Safely everyone! No basketball games today!

Video Report, Possible Live Streaming

This is the video report for the first half of the month from January 1 through January 15, 2015. 


There are quite a few different devices that view Beaver Island News on the ‘Net videos on demand.  Those using Windows computers viewed from 94 computers and viewed 155 different video clips.  Those using an iPad viewed from 37 iPads and viewed 80 different video clips.  Those using Mac computers viewed from 35 computers and viewed 57 different video clips. Those viewing on an Android tablet were 14 and they viewed 26 different clips.  Fourteen viewed fourteen cllps using an Android phone, and seven different iPhones viewed eight different clips.  An additional few devices could not be identified.


This makes a total of 202 different devices viewing 340 different video clips at their convenience.  This is called on demand video.  There has been no live streamed video this month.  The first live streaming video will be this coming weekend, weather permitting, of the BICS basketball games here at home.


The weather doesn’t seem to be very cooperative today.  We have just about three and a half inches of snow with more coming down at 12:00 p.m. on January 23, 2015.  If the teams can get to the island, we will plan to be there to live stream the games.


 At least BINN is planning on doing this weekend’s games live streaming video on the Internet at:
http://beaverisland.tv

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!

 

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 23, 2015

We certainly have some wind today. It's 29 outside and feels like 15 thanks to the windchill. Speaking of wind, it's blowing at 24 mph from the SW with gusts to 35 mph, humidity is at 87%, pressure is at 1017 mb and falling, and visibility is at 7.4 miles. Today: Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow in the morning then snow likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Tonight: Cloudy. Snow likely or patchy light freezing drizzle. Lows in the upper 20s. West winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph decreasing to 20 mph after midnight.

On this date of January 23, 1907 - Charles Curtis, of Kansas, began serving in the United States Senate. He was the first American Indian to become a U.S. Senator. He resigned in March of 1929 to become U.S. President Herbert Hoover’s Vice President.

Did you know that 32% of all land in the U.S. is owned by the government?

Word of the day: vacuous (VAK-yoo-uhs) which means lacking ideas or intelligence. From Latin vacuus (empty). Earliest documented use: 1651.

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

 

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 22, 2015

It's a bit warmer this morning at 25, so it feels rather balmy compared to earlier days this month. Wind is at 4 mph from the west, humidity is at 93%, pressure is at 1024 mb and rising, while visibility is at 3.8 miles. Today: Cloudy with scattered flurries through the day. Highs in the upper 20s. West winds at about 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.

On this date of January 22, 1970 - The first regularly scheduled commercial flight of the Boeing 747 began in New York City and ended in London about 6 1/2 hours later.

Did you know that the side of a hammer is called a cheek?

Word of the day: homunculus (huh-MUHNG-kyuh-luhs, HO-) which means noun: 1. A diminutive human being. 2. A fully formed, miniature human being that was earlier believed to be present in a sperm or an egg. From Latin homunculus (little man), diminutive of homo (man). Ultimately from the Indo-European root dhghem- (earth), which also gave us allochthonous, autochthonous, chameleonic, chthonic, disinter, and inhume. Earliest documented use: 1656.

Crunch Time

by Cindy Ricksgers

A Business Perspective on EMS


An editorial by Joe Moore

Here are the requirements of operating an Emergency Medical Service in the State of Michigan. 

  1.  You must license an agency with the State of Michigan.  Along with this application, you must submit a list of state licensed EMS personnel, and proof of liability insurance.
  2. You must maintain, for every single ambulance run, individuals that satisfy the legislative requirements for the level of the agency license and/or the vehicle’s license.
  3. An Advanced Life Support agency must have two licensed individuals in the vehicle.  An advanced life support vehicle must have, at a minimum, a State of Michigan licensed paramedic and a State of Michigan licensed EMT.  The vehicle could have two paramedics, or a paramedic and an advanced EMT, but the vehicle licensed at an Advanced Life Support level must have a licensed paramedic.
  4. This license requires the above licensed individuals according to the legislation.  Even if a doctor, a phsycian’s assistant, or a nurse practitioner is on board, the minimum requirements do not allow the elimination of the minimum EMS staffing of the vehicle.

In order to get paid by Medicaid, Medicare, BCBS, and insurance companies, you must be licensed at the level of EMS that you are providing.


Can a situation arise that requires modification of the staffing requirements in the legislation?  Yes, on a one time basis, but you can NOT request payment for transport in this unusual situation.  This is the real issue, a financially solvent agency that is supported by a local government unit MUST adhere to the EMS legislation as written until such time as the legislation is changed.

 
So, here is the basic short version.  In order to transport a patient outside of the BIRHC that needs more treatment than a basic EMT can provide, there must be a paramedic on the ambulance or the aircraft; not a doctor, not an RN, not a PA, and not an FNP nurse practitioner;  unless  the doctor, the RN, the PA or the FNP is also licensed as a State of Michigan paramedic.  You can transport them in any vehicle as long as you do not expect to be paid by Medicaid, Medicare, BCBS, or another insurance company.  You can provide volunteer, disaster transportation, but you cannot expect to be paid for doing so.


There is an option that some would like the BIRHC to consider.  This option would be for the providers to consider challenging the National Registry Exam for Paramedics.  This is an option in the State of Michigan.
If there is any interest for an RN, PA, or FNP to challenge the exam.  It is my understanding that the exam would include a written component and a practical component.
This is certainly one option for getting staffing for EMS.  There is no other way for these RNs, PAs, or FNPs to transport a patient in a licensed ALS vehicle, either an ambulance or an air transport vehicle.


If you don’t believe me, you can research the EMS legislation by yourself going to this link:
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/%28S%281dskgc554aehzhjm2hnl35vj%29%29/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectName=mcl-368-1978-17-209


Now let’s put this in dollars and cents and try to make sense of the situation.  In 2014, BIEMS made 87 emergency responses.  Let’s say that one-third of these responses or 30 of them required an ALS transport, not only on the island, but also air transport.  Let’s further assume that the insurance companies, Medicaid, or Medicare made payment on these thirty.  The minimum income for the ground portion of these thirty should be $400 each or $12,000.  Let’s say that these thirty all had to be flown off the island, and the average income for BIEMS was $1000 each, making this $30,000.  Let's further state that the other two-thirds or close to sixty only got paid $150 each for a total of another $9,000.

The question is simply this:  Can BIEMS afford to remove $50,000 from its budget, and provide the service for free? 

Without a paramedic, the ALS ambulance, even if staffed by a doctor, PA, or FNP is NOT a licensed advanced life support vehicle, and therefore the service would have to be free.

Snowy Owl Still Here

Several weeks ago, we took some pictures of the Snowy Owl on top of the Bonadeo building next to the yacht dock. Information about these owls was posted along with the pictures. This is just a short follow-up on the original story. The Snowy Owl is still on Beaver Island with an approximate range of Gull Harbor to the BIBCO parking area, at least it has been seen in this area by different people. Today, January 21, 2015, the snowy owl was resting in a bush near Whiskey Point on the shoreline. BINN was notified of the owl, and took a trip out in that direction. Immediately after opeing the car door to get a picture, the snowy owl took off and landed in the center of the harbor on the ice. Here are the pictures that were gotten of the owl.

Pretty good camouflage for the owl

Not wanting any visitors apparently.

Ice on the Lake

Having made two trips across the lake to and from Charlevoix in the last two days, it became a photographers' addiction for taking pictures with a cell phone. In either case, the regular digital camers was not available, so the cellphone was the only backup. There is open water between the island and Charlevoix. It can be determined by the ripples on the water in those areas that can still ripple.

Ice, ice, ice....

Ice, open water, home.........

Hoar Frost

A white coating of ice crystals formed by transformation of atmospheric water vapor directly to ice on a surface. Also called white frost.

Hoarfrost on Beaver Island on the morning of January 21, 2015.

A little later in the day with close-ups

Phyllis' Daily Weather

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for January 21, 2015

The maple tree in our back yard is covered with hoar frost, when I turned on the back light to take the dogs out, it looked as though it was decorated with tiny white lights. So pretty on a cold morning. Now enjoying my coffee and toasting the fact I don't have to go back to the cardiologist for a whole year smile emoticon Right now it's 8 and feels like 1, wind is at 4 mph from the NE, humidity is at 90%, pressure is at 1022 mb and steady. Visibility is at 9.7 miles. (Pictures of the ice on the big lake later on that were taken on our flight yesterday)

On this date of January 21, 1789 - W.H. Brown's "Power of Sympathy" was published. It was the first American novel to be published. The novel is also known as the "Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth".

Did you know that a deck of cards should be shuffled at least 7 times before playing?

Word of the day: libertine (LIB-uhr-teen) which means noun: A person who is morally unrestrained. adjective: Unrestrained by conventions or morality. From Latin libertinus (freedman), from liber (free). Ultimately from the Indo-European root leudh- (to mount up or grow), which also gave us liberty, livery, and deliver. Earliest documented use: 1384.

Betty Pitman Obituary

Betty Pittman, 93, of Charlevoix, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at her home.

She was born Mary Elizabeth Brady in Albion, Mich., on Armistice Day, Nov. 11, in 1921. She was the oldest of five children. Her father died during the Depression and she helped her widowed mother raise her younger siblings, two of whom had special needs.

She graduated from Albion High School in 1939 and went to Jackson to study cosmetology. She got a job in Ann Arbor and moved there where she lived with her cousins. There she met and fell in love with Bob Pittman, the love of her life.

During the war, she went to work at the Bomber Plant in Willow Run making B-24s that her husband later flew. She and Bob were married at Midland Army Air Base in Midland, Texas, in June 1943. Betty moved with Bob to 11 different military assignments before they settled in Ann Arbor where their five children grew up. The family moved to Menominee in the Upper Peninsula in 1966 where they lived for eight years.

When Bob changed jobs and began working for the FAA in the Chicago area, Betty got her associate degree in education and library science. After having devoted her life to her now grown family, she got a job in a school library. Following four years there, they relocated to New Hampshire where they resided for six years.

After years of planning, Betty and Bob built their dream retirement home on Beaver Island where they had summered since 1963. The 10 years from 1984 to 1994 were busy years as they had an almost self-sufficient farm of 20 acres with livestock. From Beaver Island they made the short relocation to Charlevoix where they have lived since 1994.

No matter where they resided, Betty always was an avid volunteer in school, church and community whenever she was needed. All of her 93 years her first thoughts were for her husband of 71 years and her children.

She is the last surviving member of her family. She was preceded in death by her son, Bob, in 1963, and her son-in-law, Joerg, who just passed on her last birthday in November.

Betty is survived by her husband, Bob; children, Marilee Pittman-Rothaupt of Germany, Patt Dworkin (Bob) of Dallas, Phil Pittman of Charlevoix and Joanne Pittman of Clare; grandchildren, Helena James Moore (Matt) of Mount Pleasant, Larissa James McGinnity (Patrick) of Beaver Island, Meghan (Derek) Dworkin McClain of West Warwick, R.I., Erin Dworkin Santos (Rob) of Nashua, N.H., and Rob Dworkin of Rhode Island; and six great-grandchildren, Sydney, Colin and Nathan Moore and Lysander, Leif and Killian McGinnity.

She will be remembered by all for her gentle spirit, diligent working attitude, lady-like demeanor, uncomplaining character, steadfast disposition and fighting spirit.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Winchester Funeral Home in Charlevoix, where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at St. Mary’s Church in Charlevoix, with the Rev. Matthew Wigton officiating. Burial will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to Food For The Poor, P.O. Box 979005, Coconut Creek, FL 33097-9005. www.foodforthepoor.com

Phyllis' Daily Weather

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for January 20, 2015

Beautifully clear outside this morning. Billions of stars to be seen. Looks like it's going to be good weather for us to make a quick trip to the mainland for a doctor appointment. It's 3 but with the wind chill, it feels like -7. Wind is at 5 mph from the NE, humidity is at 89%, pressure is steady at 1018 mb, and visibility is at 9.7 miles. Today: Partly sunny. Chance of flurries in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 20s. Light winds. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Chance of flurries in the evening. Lows around 8. Light winds.

On this date of January 20, 1885 - The roller coaster was patented by L.A. Thompson.

Did you know that Britain was the first country to use postage stamps?

Word of the day: mythomane (MITH-uh-mayn) which means noun: One having a tendency to exaggerate or lie. adjective: Having a tendency to exaggerate or lie. From Greek mythos (myth) + -mania (excessive enthusiasm or craze). Earliest documented use: 1954.

BICS Board Meeting Schedule 2015

Loss of Control in an Emergency


Another imaginary emergency run on Beaver Island
By Joe Moore

     

Links

Emergency Services Authority

Meeting 12/11/14

Video HERE

Information from Our School

Beaver Island Community School Board Meeting Schedule

2014 School Board Meetings

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.

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

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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Phyllis' Daily Weather

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for January 19, 2015

Mostly cloudy this morning, 18 and feels like 10, wind is at 6 mph from the NE, humidity is at 83%, pressure is 1020 mb and rising, visibility is at 9.8 miles. Today: Mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Scattered flurries in the morning. Highs around 18. Light winds. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A chance of snow after midnight. Lows around 8. Light winds.

On this date of January 19, 1883 - Thomas Edison's first village electric lighting system using overhead wires began operation in Roselle, NJ.

Did you know that there are 1,929,770,126,028,800 different color combinations possible on a Rubik's Cube?

Word of the day: ultracrepidarian (uhl-truh-krep-i-DAYR-ee-uhn) which means adjective: Giving opinions beyond one’s area of expertise. noun: One who gives opinions beyond one’s area of expertise. From Latin ultra (beyond) + crepidarius (shoemaker), from crepida (sandal). Earliest documented use: 1819.

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.

Former Island Resident Betty Pittman Dies

After a long period of illness, Betty Pittman (Mary E.) has passed away. Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Pittman, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at her home in Charlevoix.

A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Charlevoix.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Winchester Funeral Home in Charlevoix with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m.

District Library Completes Strategic Planning

On Saturday, January 17, 2015, two BICS students, four community members, one library staff member, the library director, and board members attended a strategic planning program led by Kirk Welter, the library board president-elect. Through activities in team building, the brainstorming was fast and furious, as ideas flowed and suggestions, no matter how seemingly outrageous, were presented, discussed, and narrowed. These gatherings started last year, as a pre-budget and planning program. This was an amazing opportunity for observation of a wide range of ages, a wide range to technological expertise, and a wide range of philosophies.

The thirteen people in this room came up with just short of a hundred wonderful ideas, pared them down to three to six categories in four divisions, and left the building enthused about accomplishing some of these suggestions in the next five years. It was pointed out that four or five of last year's ideas had been successfully implemented with very positive outcomes.

Hopefully, the ideas will be compiled and shared with the community.

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 18, 2015

I haven't been out driving, but I'm hoping that the roads aren't too slippery as the temperature has dropped to 32, and the wind chill is at 23. Wind is at 12 mph from the west with gusts to 17 mph, humidity is at 89%, pressure is at 1001 mb and rising, visibility is at 9.7 miles. I'm sincerely hoping that todays weather is wrong. Today: Cloudy. Occasional light freezing drizzle and flurries. Highs around 30. West winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Tonight: Cloudy. Occasional light freezing drizzle in the evening. Occasional light flurries through the night. Lows around 11. Northwest winds at 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph in the evening.

On this date of January 18, 1911 - For the first time an aircraft landed on a ship. Pilot Eugene B. Ely flew onto the deck of the USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco harbor.

Did you know that all of the cobble stones used to line the streets in New York were originally stones found in the hulls of Belgian ships ballast?

Word of the day: coeval (ko-EE-vuhl) which means adjective: Having the same age or duration. noun: A contemporary. From Latin coaevus, from co- (in common) + aevum (age), from Greek aion (age). Ultimately from the Indo-European root aiw-/ayu- (vital force, life, eternity) that is also the source of ever, never, aye, nay, eon, eternal, medieval, primeval, utopia, Sanskrit Ayurveda.

Apology to BICS Basketball

BINN had every intention of flying off the island and heading to Munising to attempt to live stream the video of the basketball games this weekend. Neither of the two camera operators were able to do this. The editor was busy with the meetings and the processing of the video of those meetings. There just wasn't any possibility of the editor making the trip. Then, it was determined by contacting the principal of the Munising Baptist School that there was no Internet access available at the location of the games. And lastly, there was no one who stepped up to help cover the costs of the travel and the motel for the trip. So, BINN apologizes for not doing this historical live streaming for the students and parents and fans of the BICS basketball teams.

The future of this live streaming possibility is in the hands of the subscribers and the fans. The costs of expanding must be meet somehow, and, as of right now, this will not be possible. We need some businesses to step up to help support this effort. BINN is willing to give credit to those businesses or individuals that are supporting the new, historical live streaming events.

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 17, 2015

It's 20 with a wind chill of 6 this morning. Wind is at 16 mph from the SE with gusts up to 24 mph, humidity is at 77%, pressure is at 1013 mb and falling, visibility is at 9.7 miles. Today: Cloudy. Chance of freezing drizzle today and snow in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s. South winds 10 to 20 mph. Tonight: Cloudy. Drizzle and freezing drizzle after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. West winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 24 mph.

On this date of January 17, 1913 - All partner interests in 36 Golden Rule Stores were consolidated and incorporated in Utah into one company. The new corporation was the J.C. Penney Company.

Did you know that 70% of all Irish barley grown goes towards the production of Guinness beer?

Word of the day: milliner (MIL-uh-nuhr) which means someone who designs, makes, or sells women's hats. After Milan, Italy, from where women's wares were imported. First recorded use: 1530.

This Old Cookbook-12

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."

Some of you may have figured this out, but you certainly will figure it out after this week's recipe. Here is recipe number twelve, a recipe for a main course for dinner instead of a desert.

Hamburg Supreme

1 pound of hamburg.............1 egg

2 teaspoons of prepared mustard.............2/3 teaspoon of salt

3 slices of dried bread...........Add minced onions if desired

Soak bread in water then squeeze

Add meat and other ingredients

Make into thick oblong patties.

Fry brown on both sides.

Drain oil off, and then add 1/2 cup water. Simmer dry (and repeat two more times.)

by Joe Moore, 8 years old

This cookbook was made for Mother's Day 1958 as a Mother's Day gift to our mothers from the entire third grade class at Oak Park Elementary School, Garfield Avenue, Traverse City, Michigan. The school grounds back up to the Traverse City Fair Grounds. The school is still there and is still open, and doesn't look much different today, fifty-six years later. At this time in 1958, all of our cooking was done over a wood stove in the kitchen. We did not have an oven at that time. A propane gas stove was added about a year later.

Special St. James Meeting to Discuss Audit

Friday, January 16, 2015

Two representatives from the Certified Public Accountants firm of Mason, Kammermann, and Rohrback, PC, met with the St. James Township Board beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the township hall on Whiskey Point. Velda Kammermann amd Corey Bascom attended the meeting as these representatives. The majority of the meeting was spent with these representatives explaining what the audit shows and what it does not show. The accrual method of accounting with the requirements of the State of Michigan seems to require a great deal of explanation. The majority of the slightly over two hour meeting was taken with explanation and the answering of questions posed by board members and, toward the end, the public.

Velda Kammermann amd Corey Bascom

The video for this meeting is being uploaded and will be available later.

Another item on the agenda was tabled, the item was "Board Work Session on Individual Duties and Responsibilities," but the need to renew three millages, getting the language written for these, and including them in the May 2015 election was approved by the St. James Board. These millages are:

Name Mills
Operating 3.2500
Airport 1.0000
Transfer Station 1.7500

It is important to note that these are the millages that will be requested during the election. These are not necessarily the millages that will be levied. The St. James Board has the authority to levy up to these amounts.

Link to video of the 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

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

Feb 1:  service written by Pastor Harold Kruse
       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!

 

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 16, 2015

It's 15 outside this morning with a wind chill of 2, it's enough to wake you right up if you step out. Wind is at 10 mph from the NW with gusts up to 21 mph, humidity is at 79%, pressure is at 1017 mb and rising, visibility is at 9.6 miles. Today: Numerous snow showers in the morning. Highs around 15. Northeast winds at 10 mph with gusts up to 30 mph in the morning. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Chance of flurries after midnight. Lows around 3. Southeast winds at 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph after midnight. Wind chill readings 12 below to 22 below zero.

On this date of January 16, 1961 - Mickey Mantle signed a contract that made him the highest paid baseball player in the American League at $75,000 for the 1961 season.

Did you know that artificial Christmas trees have outsold real ones every year since 1991?

Word of the day: pregustator (pri-guh-STAY-tuhr) which means a person whose job is to taste food or drink before it’s served. From Latin pre- (before) + gustare (to taste). Ultimately from the Indo-European root geus- (to taste or choose), which also gave us choice, choose, gusto, ragout, and disgust. Earliest documented use: 1670.

Domestic Violence Veto by Governor Snyder

View NY Times Story HERE

Some Winter Pictures

This is the ice buoy out at Whiskey Point. It's completely under the ice.

Snow drifts up the side of the DNR building. You can see the snow underneath the screens.

Do you know where this very interesting tree is?

Beaver Island Emergency Services Authority Meeting

January 15, 2015

Video of the meeting HERE

Governor Snyder Vetoes Bill Restricting Bio-Diversity

Environmental groups hailed Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday for vetoing a bill that they say would have hindered the state’s ability to protect its native plant and animal species.

Read Detroit News story 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 January 15, 2015

Nothing in the minus category this morning! It's 27 with a wind chill of 13, wind is at 18 mph from the SW with gusts to 26 mph, humidity is at 85%, pressure is 1014 mb and steady, and visibility is at 9.4 miles. There is a Special Weather Statement for today covering all of northern Michigan. Possible black ice this morning. A light fog and mist is combining with freezing temperatures and resulting in a thin glaze of ice. Please pay close attention while driving. Today: Cloudy. Flurries likely through the day. Highs in the upper 20s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Tonight: Numerous snow showers. Lows around 12. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

On this date of January 15, 1974 - "Happy Days" premiered on ABC-TV.

Did you know that Americans spend a total of $10 Million each day on potato chips. The average American eats about 16.9 lbs. of potato chips each year.

Word of the day: arenicolous (ar-uh-NIK-uh-luhs) which means living, growing, or burrowing in sand. From Latin harena/arena (sand) + colere (to inhabit). Earliest documented use: 1851.

Peaine Township Meeting

January 14, 2015

Video of meeting HERE

Michigan Mentors

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 14, 2015

Had a dream it was spring....then I woke up and quickly learned it's still winter. It's 18 and falling, wind chill is at 4, wind is at 16 mph from the SW with gusts up to 25 mph, humidity is at 84%, pressure is at 1027 mb and falling. Visibility is at 9.5 miles. Today: Cloudy with scattered snow flurries. Highs in the lower 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Tonight: Cloudy. Scattered flurries in the evening. Lows around 17. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph after midnight.

On this date of January 14, 1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to fly in an airplane while in office. He flew from Miami, FL, to French Morocco where he met with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to discuss World War II.

Did you know that moisture (not air) causes super glue to dry?

Word of the day: senary (SEN-uh-ree) which means 1. Relating to the number six. 2. Having sixth rank. 3. Having six parts or things. From Latin senarius (consisting of six). Ultimately from the Indo-European root s(w)eks (six), which also gave us semester, siesta, and Sistine (named after Pope Sixtus IV). Earliest documented use: 1661

Grand Rapids Party Invitation

Auditor's Report for St. James Township

for Year Ending March 31, 2014

Thanks to Bob Tidmore for the link to this report.

Planning Underway for

MDNR-Administered Lands on Northern Lake Michigan Great Lakes Islands

(Letter received regarding the planning)

Thank you for your interest and willingness to participate in the Michigan Department of Natural Resources planning effort for MDNR-administered lands on northern Lake Michigan Great Lakes islands. During the recent public comment period ending November 30, 2014, we received a great deal of input through 24 written correspondence and 3 public meetings attended by over 30 individuals. These comments have helped us to identify and solidify several important issues that we hope to address through the remainder of our planning effort. These issues in no particular order include:

Invasive species control.

American beech decline.

Wildlife habitat management with an emphasis on early successional habitat and hard mast.

Identification and protection of unique natural features.

Recreational infrastructure development and maintenance including trail improvements, boating access, water trail development, remote airplane access, and outer-island shelter improvements.

Partnerships and collaboration to prioritize and implement conservation projects and improve natural resource-based economies

Environmental enforcement and cleanup

Our next step is to invite key partners together to help with the crafting of a final strategic plan for MDNR-Administered lands on the Islands. This effort will occur over the next several months. Our goal is to have a draft plan available for public review by the end of April with final Department approvals by mid-July. Thank you again for your interest in the conservation and management of public lands on Northern Lake Michigan Great Lakes Islands.

Sincerely,

Keith M. Kintigh, Wildlife Field Operations Manager

Northern Lower Peninsula, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Cadillac Operations Service Center

8015 Mackinaw Trail, Cadillac, MI 49601

W: (231) 775-9727x6030 C: (989) 619-2296

We believe human well-being is directly tied to wildlife and wild places, so we work to conserve our wildlife resources. Won't you join us in a hunting, trapping or wildlife viewing experience soon?

BICS Board of Education Meeting

January 12, 2015

The Beaver Island Community School Board of Education met at the school tonight for the first meeting of 2015. This board is a completely different board from the one that met in December with six out of seven members being a different member. The new board members are Kathy Speck, Judy Boyle, Susi Myers, , Jessica Anderson, Dusty Cushman, and Judy Gallagher. (This is from left to right in the picture above with Riley Justis, superintendent, on the right.) Jessica Anderson had previously expressed her desire to not be president of the new board, so Judy Gallagher was elected to the position of Board President.

In attendance at this meeting were twenty-three community members along with all seven board members. One major change affecting those interested in attending the meetings is the change of time from 7:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the second Monday of the month. There was also a special meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on January 27, 2015, for board orientation and training. The evaluation of the administrator was postponed from February 1 to March 1.

Video of the meeting

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 13, 2015

It's a calm 7 outside this morning with no wind chill! Wind is at 3 mph from the south, humidity is at 85%, pressure is at 1044 mb and steady, visibility is at 7.3 miles. Today: Mostly sunny. Highs around 18. Light winds. Tonight: Mostly clear. Chance of flurries. Lows around 7. Southwest winds at about 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

On this date of January 13, 1942 - Henry Ford patented the plastic automobile referred to as the "Soybean Car." The car was 30% lighter than the average car.

Did you know that turnips turn green when sunburnt?

Word of the day: ascesis (uh-SEES-is) which means the practice of severe self-discipline or self-control. Also spelled as askesis. From Greek askesis (exercise or training), from askein (to exercise or work). Earliest documented use: 1873.

Rock Dove or Rock Pigeon

This is a fairly common bird, but the color of the feathers caught my attention. Different feather patterns than the other mourning doves around our feeder.

This bird looked much larger also, but that is probably due to the puffing of the feathers to help insulate the bird and keep it warm.

A Late Update

by Cindy Ricksgers

Sneaky Coders at Work

When you hear stories of different businesses geting hacked for customer's information, you expect that there might be a monetary interest in the process of the hacking. These hackers might get some money from someone for this information that is hacked from the giant coporation. If this is the reason for hacking, then they (the hackers) certainly have made a silly mistatke in hacking the beaverislandnews.com website. Yes, we were hacked, but the crazy part of this is that certain code was added to the Beaver Island News on the 'Net website that placed a yellow bar at the top of the Current News page. This yellow bar said, "Wishing you a very productibe New Year 2015" with a button that said "Click Here." This button took you to a random Internet page that wanted you to buy something. It was like an advertisement you might see on lost of webpages, but the editor of BINN did not put it there.

How that code got on the Current News page is still a mystery. The website host was able to access the page and delete the code from it, and that resolved the issue. The antivirus company and the cloud scanner could not find anything that could have placed it there. It's gone, but how it got there may never be determined. While glad that it's gone, it a serious concern. How in the world did the code get there? McAfee couldn't find anything, Panda Global Protection couldn't find anything. Neither could Maleware Bytes, Spybot, nor a couple of Cloud-based scanners.

It is pretty obvious that the hacker that placed this code on the BINN Current News page wasn't going to get rich doing it, so motive is missing. The reward of having accomplished this task couldn't be very high either in satisfaction or in monetary value. So why did they do it? The only thing that the editor can figure out is that they did it just to see if they could do it.

Gone, but not forgotten.

Beaver Island Club of Grand Rapids Announces

Grand Rapids Party Date

Mark your calendars for the date of Saturday, February 28, 2015, for the Grand Rapids Party

Elvis Was in the Pub

Stoney Acres and Donegal Danny's Pub celebrated Elvis Presley's birthday yesterday in what has become an annual event. The weather was terrible. It was rumored that Elvis got stuck in a driveway and was a little late arriving, but the world's favorite and Beaver Island's celebrity percussionist were in the Pub last night. Thanks to Miranda Rooy and Danielle Dedloff for the pictures of this year's Elvis.

Green, Green Grass of Home by Elvis

St. James Township Board Meeting

The St. James Township Board met at 7 p.m. at the township hall on this below zero windchill night of January 7, 2015.. All board members were in attendance. There were a few devoted attendees to the meeting. Rachel Champenoy is resigning as EMS Executive Director effective February 8, 2015. The Emergency Services Authority is to move forward. Another position for the authority will be posted. Jean Wierenga resigned as the FOIA Coordinator. Kitty McNamara was appointed as interim FOIA officer. Agenda items need to be submitted to the supervisor and/or the clerk the Friday prior to the meeting and the agenda to be out on Monday. January 16, 2015, will be a special meeting for the auditor including budgets at 10 a.m. Verizon will be place three small items on the Donegal Bay tower in their leased space. This will not have any effect on the ATT area.

You can view the video of the meeting HERE

Safe Home News Release

Link to the Safe Home Website

Habitat Certification

by Kay Charter

(Thanks to Jim Stevenson for the bird photos.)

Baltimore Oriole............Magnolia Warbler.........Red-eyed Wren

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.)

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.

2014-15 BICS Basketball Schedule

From the Transfer Station

Recycling Information--No Cloth in off-season

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


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