B I News on the 'Net, July 28-Aug 3 2008

2008 Jerry Sowa 3rd Annual Memorial Golf Outing

Information about this August 1, 2008, Golf Outing HERE

Through rain and thunderstorms, the golf outing continued.

Coverage of the Outing is HERE

Blood Drive was July 31, 2008!

Rita Gillespie Memorial Blood Drive

UPDATE: Judging by the lines and the almost constant traffic to the Gregg Fellowship Center, this blood drive was a resounding success. Several of the Gillespie family members participated in honor of their mother and grandmother as did first cousins, distant relatives, and community members.The total collection was 71 units. There were 15 first time givers out of the 81 presenters.

"It went really well," Lars Larsen stated. "It never really got backed up. The Red Cross did an excellent job. Thank you to the Lighthouse School. We had 52 appointments this year. The goal was 62 units and surpassed it. A big thank you to all! Thank you to Jean Carpenter and Connie Wojan for their help. And thank you to Island Airways and the Beaver Island Boat Company for their support. Thanks to Lisa and Robert Gillespie, Rich and Laura Gillespie, Jerry and Marie LaFreniere, and John and Maureen Crouse."

Rita Gillespie needed products available from the blood that you can donate. One donation can help several people. Please consider donating blood at this blood drive coming soon at the Beaver Island Christian Church. The blood drive takes place on Thursday, July 31, 2008, from noon until 5:45 p.m. The Rita Gillespie Memorial Blood Drive is sponsored by the Beaver Island Christian Church, Holy Cross Catholic Church, and St. James Episcopal Mission. The blood drive will take place in the new Gregg Fellowship Center. all presenting donors can enter to win NASCAR race tickets and a $500 gas card. For details or information contact Lars Larsen at 231-448-2470, Jean at 448-2893 or Connie at 448-2379. Additional support comes from Island Airways and the Beaver Island Boat Company.

Beaver Island In The News

(from the Chamber of Commerce)

A wonderful video about our Electric Car Show by UP Mag's John Colley is showing up on the internet. http://www.veoh.com/videos/ v153387493eZMWpS2

Here is the Car Show page from the magazine. Your Chamber provided the photos. http://www.upmag.net/Grids/ Carcare/EV_Show/EVShow.html

Beaver Island is the best place in the Great Lakes for a hot new sport, fly fishing for 20-30 pound Carp. They are called Golden Bones. Eric Sharp is Michigan's top outdoor writer. This was published in the Detroit Free Press.

http://www.freep.com:80/apps/ pbcs.dll/article?AID=/ 20080724/SPORTS10/807240399/ 1058

The Free Press will run a Beaver Island feature by Eric in the August 11 Travel Section.

The Petoskey News Review recently ran a very nice editorial about Beaver Island and the Electric Car Show. It is reprinted in the August issue of NorthernIslander.

Yankee Lady B-17 Visit A Big Success

The Yankee Lady visit was fun for all. Please be sure to see the complete coverage in the August Beaver Beacon and NorthernIslander. One more time, THANKS SPONSORS! You made it happen.

We are looking at doing an Air Show next year in June and need a couple of pilots to help plan a fly in event. We have made preliminary inquires into bring a B-25D twin engine WWII bomber. If you are interested in being a sponsor or helping with the event please contact Steve West at your chamber office. (231) 448-2505 chamber@csyip.net .

Coming In September & October

Mark your calendar. The Celtic Games will be September 13. The Bite of Beaver Island and the Island Boodle 5K will be October

Margaret Marie "Peggy" TREVINO Dies

TREVINO, Margaret Marie "Peggy"; of Kalkaska formerly of Clarkston; July 28, 2008; age 69; Wife of Arnulfo for 53 years; Mother of Elizabeth, Roland (Bobbie), Ninfa, Sofia (Jose) Rosario, Gerald (Heidi), Steven (Denise), Patricia (Kenneth) Darga, Mary Catherine (Billy) Michaelis; Preceded in death by son Arnold & grandson Angelo; Also survived by 21 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; Sister of Donald (Alice) McLane, Thomas McLane, Judith (Carmelo) Moyet; Memorial Service/Rosary Thursday 10am at the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston where friends may Thursday 9am until time of service. Inurnment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Genesys Hospice. Online guest book www.wintfuneralhome.com

Gretta A. Fiegen Dies

Gretta A. Fiegen nee Miller, a lifelong resident of Wilmette , IL died on Sunday, July 27, 2008 in Evanston Hospital , Evanston , IL . at the age of 96. Gretta was born April 23, 1912 in Wilmette , IL to Nicholas J. and Margaret Schaefer Miller. Gretta and her family resided in Gross Point , IL until it became part of Wilmette in the 1930's.

Gretta was educated at Mallinckrodt School in Wilmette where she continued to be active with the alumni association attending her 78th reunion last year at the age of 95. Gretta was also a lifelong parishioner of St. Joseph Church in Wilmette ; she was a contributor to the Wilmette Historical Society; volunteer at Glenkirk and was an avid bridge player.

Gretta was the beloved wife of the late Frank Fiegen who died May 10, 2000. She was the loving mother of John Fiegen of Wilmette, IL and Beaver Island, MI, Linda Fiegen of Wilmette, IL, Diane (Kenneth) Boehm of Lincolnwood, IL , Karen Bryant of Wilmette, IL and Mark Fiegen of Highland Park, IL ; dear grandmother of eight; great grandmother of six; sister of Richard Miller, Jackie Meier, Doris Coulter and Daniel Miller; sister in law of Robert Fiegen of Wilmette, IL. She was preceded in death by a daughter, St. Marius, OSF.

Visitation Monday, July 28, 2008 4:00 p.m . to 8:00 p.m. at Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd. at Old Orchard Rd. Skokie . Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 29, 2008 10:30 a.m . at St. Joseph Church, 1747 Lake Ave, Wilmette. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery , Wilmette . ( www.stjosephwilmette.org )

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Moraine Community Living of Glenkirk, 3504 Commercial Ave , Northbrook , IL 60062-1821 .

Hannon, John W. Jr.

John W. "Jack" Hannon, Jr, 63, of Indianapolis, IN, died on July 26, 2008. Jack was born on October 28, 1944 in Oak Park, IL to his parents, John W. and Rose (McClory) Hannon, Sr. Jack graduated from Loyola University , enjoyed a successfull career in the insurance industry and went on to run an international cosmetic import business with trusted friend, Jim Klosterman. Jack was preceded in death by brothers, William E. Hannon, James M. Hannon and Robert J. Hannon. He is survived by daughter, Kathleen (David) Gullott; son, John W. (Carroll) Hannon, III; son, Mark M. (Alice) Hannon; daughter, Meghan (Jeremy) Stone; sister, Janet H. (Patrick) O'Callahan; sister, Mary Elizabeth (Michael) Lyons. Jack was also the loving Grandad of 13 wonderful grandchildren. Friends and family may gather on Monday, July 28 from 4 - 8 pm in the Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel 740 E. 86th Street , Indianapolis , IN 46240 .

Mixed Golf Outing on Sunday, July 27, 2008

Baroque on Beaver is This Week!

A Festival of Classic Music

All performances are free and open to the public. Free will donations are welcome!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 7:30 p.m. at Gillingham Auditorium, CMU Bio Station

Tonight's program will include small ensemble groups and solos

Concerto for Two Trumpets/Strings by Vivali, Sonata for Two Flutes by Schultze, Violin Concerto in A minor by Bach, Sextet Opus 18 by Brahms, Invitation au Voyage for Voice, Bassoon, and Piano, and more....

Go here for the program and pictures.......

Thursday, July 31, 2008, 7:30 p.m. at Gillingham Auditorium, CMU Bio Station

Tonight's program will include small ensemble groups and solos

Barber of Seville Oveture by Rossini/Sedlak, Suite for Two Violins by Telemann, Revue de Cuisine by Martinu, Concert for Oboe, Trumpet, and Continuo by Hertel, and more............

Due to a medical emergency, no coverage was possible for this event. Those who attended stated that the performances were marvelous. If you have any pictures of this concert or information about this concert and want to share them, please email me at medic5740@gmail.com

Friday, August 1, 2008, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Hall

Tonight's program with feature the full orchestra and chorus, "Of Spirit and Spirits"

Oberon Overture by Weber, Seranade for Winds by Dvorak, Old 100th Psalm by R.V. Williams, Rule Britannia! by Arne, and Coronation Anthem by Handel

Saturday, August 2, 2008, 7:30 p.m. at the new Beaver Island Community Center

Tonight's program will feature full orchestra and soloists, "Featuring our Friends"

Orchestral Suite in D major by Bach, Concerto in E-flat for Two Horns by Rossetti, Kol Nidrei for Cello by Max Bruch, You'll Never Walk Alone Carousel by Rodger/Hammerstein, Mozart and more......

Story and Pictures of this performance HERE

Sunday, August 3, 2008, 2 p.m. at Holy Cross Hall

This afternoon's performance will feature orchestra and chorus, "America's Emerald Isle"

Bugler's Holiday by Anderson, Tune from County Derry by Grainger, Nocturne Midsummer Night's Dream by Mendelssohn, Oh, Silve Moon! Rusalka by Dvorak, Last Rose of Summer with soloist Martha Guth, Gaelic Blessing for Sunday by Rutter, and more.........

Jazz and More! is This Week

Music Camp from 9-12 a.m., July 28-August 1, 2008

Being held at the Beaver Island Christian Church, this music camp features interactive musical experiences for Grades 3-12 for local and visiting students. Please call 448-3047 to enroll!

Wednesday mornings class included a presentation of a check from the Charlevoix County Community Founcation to the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association.

Ruth Kelly receives check from Maureen Radke.

The instructors for this program are Lynne Tovin, Miranda Rooy, and Robin Berry.  The guest instructor for percussion is Jim Krutz from Concordia University in Nebraska.  The Charlevoix County Community Foundation representative is Maureen Radke.  The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association representative is Ruth Kelly. A couple MORE pictures.

Fundraiser for Jerry LaFreniere

Hello Friends and Family!

Just letting you know to mark your calendar for Friday Aug. 29th ....(Labor Day Weekend).  We are in the planning stages for hosting a HUGE "Garage" party at Unfinished Farms in honor of Jerry Lafreniere.  We are calling it a "garage party" for all the gatherings he has hosted over the years......how many?  I would love to know a true count!  Hundreds??  If you have not already heard, Jerry is going through some serious health issues, and we need to let him know we love him, and hope to lift his spirits with good old fashioned barn dance.

I am very very open to ideas and suggestions to make this event the ultimate for him.  Yes, it is going to be a benefit........and who deserves a little shot in the arm better than him!  We have the "2x4" band reserved already, and I'm working on the pig roast and hobo pot details.

If anyone would like to sign up to be part of the set-up, clean-up, and food crews....please let me know.  The help will be very much appreciated. 

I don't have a huge address book, so please forward this message to any and all people who you think would like to know about the event.

Last year we recorded 670 people who attended our benefit for Brian, I think we may top that if we get the word out it is for Jerry!

Thanks everyone!........I'll be in touch.  

Beth McCafferty (and of course John!)

Music on the Porch 2008

Museum Week's first night is traditionally Music on the Porch, and this year was no different. Unfortunately, the weather was cold, and the rain did not hold off long enough to get all the tunes completed. MORE

Video Clips of Music on the Porch

Imagineering with Bruce Struik

At 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the Holy Cross Parish Hall, Bruce Struik made an excellent education and entertaining presentation about how he had used natural wood items to produce artistic sculptures. Bruce was assisted by Paul and Liz Niehaus in his endeavor to get all those present to visualize and determine what each person saw as (s)he looked at one piece. Paul kept asking each person present, "What do YOU see?" Toward the end of the presentation, the audience was notified of what Bruce Struik saw in each of the pieces. MORE

Protar Home with Antje Price

Greeter Joyce Bartels was waiting on the porch.

Antje providing information to Don Spencer.

Antje is very knowledgeable.....Antje signs her book......Those waiting outside to go in

Ladies of the Lights

The presenter, Diane Stampfler, and museum director Bill Cashman posing on the porch.

This presentation was quite interesting. Although several of the "ladies of the lights" took over after a husband's death or other departure, these were very hardy women.

What was that connection between these two slides again?

Diane was obviously very knowledgeable and a good storyteller.

The stories themselves could be found separately in different books, but pulled together into one presentation made this closing night of Museum Week worthwhile.

PABI Fundraiser-A Silent Auction

The sign-up bidding sheets may be found at the Beaver Island Community Center for these items shown on the page by clicking on the link above. You can also check out the website at: http://pabi.beaverisland.org

The Chicago Basket will close the auction on August 1. Booking for flights, hotel...etc must be done 21 days in advance hence the early auction date. All of the others will auction off on Aug. 15. Winners will be notified within a day or two of the auction.

St. James Episcopal Organ Dedication

A beautiful organ concert was held on Sunday, July 27, 2008, at the the St. James Episcopal Mission Church. The new Allen organ was a gift fronm the Bishop Whittemore Foundation of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan. Performing, and seen on the left in the picture above, was Kevin M. Simons, an active choral director, singer, and organist, and is the Director of Music and Organist of St. John's Episcopal Church in Saginaw, Michigan, and will be the choral director for Baroque on Beaver this year.

His wife, Amy Myers Simons, performed on the trumpet in a beautiful rendition of "When in our Music God is Glorified" which included audience participation. The program was extensive, but included Prelude and Fugue in E-minor by J.S. Bach and several pieces by more modern composers. Mr. Simons was assisted by Dr. Mary Lou Nowicki, seen on the right above.

Sou'wester Hits This Past Week

With the wind blowing just shy of a gale force, many boats sought refuge in the Paradise Bay Harbor using both the Municipal Marina shown above and the Beaver Island Marine marina below.

Most of the yachts and sailboats made it to safe harbor and dockage prior to the highest winds, but all were glad to be tied up and protected here in Paradise Bay.

Cement Pillar Damaged

As can be seen in these photos, someone cut the corner too tight just past the old McDonough Store and the Sorensen cabin. Who will own up to doing this?

Two Ways to Get to the Island

You can see that one, the Emerald Isle, is going to cause a little wave action for this sailboat just outside the harbor entrance.

Two Sources of Fresh Produce

On Thursdays, you can attend the Farmer's Market held out at the Paradise Bay Coffee Shop, but there is also another source just before the west end of the Welke Airport runway. The Riskers have fresh produce for sale also.

The Grotto

Still awaiting the Celtic Cross, the grotto has gotten some new cement work and landscaping work.

More Gull Harbor Wildlife

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

This is the last Hazardous Material Day for this year.

For Beaver Island Residential Only

Saturday, AUGUST 30, 2008

10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

APPOINTMENTS ONLY – call 448-2228

Common Household Hazardous Wastes:

drain openers * oven cleaners * metal cleaners and polishers * grease and rust solvents * brake fluid * carburetor and fuel injection cleaners * starter fluids * air conditioning frigerants * paint strippers and removers * adh esives * photographic chemicals * herbicides

insecticides * pesticides * fertilizers * fungicides * swimming pool chemicals *

mercury and mercury thermometers * OIL BASED PAINT ONLY

QUESTIONS? Call 448-2228

Sponsored by:

Charlevoix County Recycling Committee

Amvets Offers Scholarship

BEAVER ISLAND AVMETS POST 46 IS OFFERING A $1000 SCHOLARSHIP TO ANY STUDENT WHO GRADUATED FROM THE BEAVER ISLAND COMMUNITY SCHOOLS AND HAS COMPLETED AT LEAST ONE YEAR OF POST-HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION.

PLEASE SUBMIT A LETTER STATING THE REASON YOU BELIEVE YOU SHOULD RECEIVE THIS SCHOLARSHIP TO:


AMVETS POST 46

BOX 319

BEAVER ISLAND, MI 49782

THE SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE AWARDED NOT LATER THAN AUGUST 12, 2008

LETTERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 10, 2008

Beaver Island Trivia

Last Week's Question:

The Beaver Island Fire Department has been busier than usual this summer. In that spirit, in what year was the forest fire on Hannigan Road?

The correct answer was sent in by Paul Nelson. The year was 1987. The month was June. The Beaver Island Ambulance went out searching for the fire, as did the Beaver Island deputy and several firemen. The ambulance crew found the fire and radioed the location in to the fire department.

This Week's Question:

Who was the first lay principal for the Beaver Island Community School?

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

Where's This?

Last Week's Where's This? and This week's Where's This?

See if you are observant. Test your observation abilities. Do you know where this is?

No one guessed this location this week. Perhaps it was too busy this week to just take a drive and look for this. This one deserves a clue. Hint: If you are in town headed for the BI Transfer Station, you pass this horseshoe on a power pole.

Okay, the guesses have stopped coming in. The horseshoe on the pole is located on the northeast side of the intersection at the Four Corners directly across from the Station.

Email your answer to medic5740@gmail.com

Video Clips for this Week

To accompany article about Imagineering above:

Introduction of Bruce Struik

Paul Niehaus

Bruce Struik Comments

To accompany the Protar House story above:

Antje Price

Protar Room

To accompany the Ladies of the Lights story above:

Diane S Comments

To accompany the Organ Dedication story above:

Organ Concert

To accompany the Two Ways story above:

Sailboat Takes Wake from Emerald Isle

This clip just shows one method of getting large items to and from the mainland:

Barge Clip

To accompany the Sou'wester story above:

Windy Day

Planning for the First Annual Haunted House or Haunted Attraction for Beaver Island

This attraction is separate from the Lighthouse School and will be held on a different day so both attractions can be enjoyed by all. Is anyone willing to donate the use of their home, preferably an older farm house, or does anyone know of a good possible location for a community haunted house for this October??? 

The building has to be safe and sound, this means, no electrical, plumbing  or structural problems. In the event that a suitable structure cannot be located we will still need the use of a vacant or wooded lot, preferably near town. A one time event insurance policy  or a a rider on an existing insurance policy will be in effect to cover liability. This attraction will be very scary and may be inappropriate for younger children..

Anyone interested in volunteering to help, please contact Tina Walker at 448-2020. Thank you. ACTORS  -  SET DESIGN  -  LIGHTING & SOUND  -  CREATIVE PEOPLE  -  SECURITY  

Haunted House / Attraction Story Writing Contest

Help us come up with a story line to follow for a community haunted house / attraction. Open to all 7 th through 12 th grade Beaver Island Community School students. Meeting will be held at “The Hangout” in the Beaver Island Community Center on Tuesday August 5 th at 3:00pm.

A cash prize will be awarded for the best story.

For more information call Anna Martell at 448-2652 or Tina Walker at 448-2020

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.

Peaine Township Board Minutes

BIRHC Board Meeting Minutes

St. James Township Meeting Minutes

Beaver Island Community School Board Meeting Minutes