B. I. News on the 'Net, July 7-13, 2013

Community Center August Events


2nd Mixed Doubles Golf Outing

July 14, 2013
6 teams battled the heat, and difficult pin placements today
The next outing is scheduled for August 18, 2013
A signup sheet will be in the B.I.G.C.Clubhouse.
Entry fee is $15 per team + green fees if not a member.
The results of today's Outing!
1st. Annette Dashiel & Joe Moore 40
2nd Nel Worsford & Howard Davis 44
3rd Mary Ann & Buck Ridgeway 45
4th Doris & Lars Larson 47
5th Sharon Scamehorn & Ivan Young 51
6th Meg Works & Chris 56


2013 Peaine Garden Tour

The Peaine Township Garden Tour for 2013 included Bill Schneider and Owen Neils, Darlene Dooley, Jim Luteyn, and David and Sandy Howell.

This garden tour had many, many pictures taken by Phyllis Moore. As the BINN main computer is still in the shop getting fixed, the two hundred plus pictures could not be edited with these slower computers. Instead, they were put into a video that can be viewed below. There is music with this video, but you can turn off your volume if you are not interested in listening to the music, some from many different genres from classical to blues and country to PDQ Bach. This is streaming video, so you can drag the marker, either forward or backward to get to the part that you might want to see..

Peaine Garden Tour 2013


2013 Garden Tour Thank You

Another beautiful summer on Beaver Island means fun for everyone! Whether you are working on earning a living, working on entertaining guests, planning a family event, or working in the peaceful landscape around your home or cottage, it is nice to know that all of us have our interests, and the need to get out and explore and meet new neighbors along the way.

The 3rd Annual Wellness Garden Benefit Tour provided just that opportunity for 32 people on Tuesday in Peaine Twp. and over 37 on Weds. in St. James ( which included 30 more for lunch and the "Ellie's Walk" presentation to Sue Solle in the Wellness Garden afterwards). The gardens of Owen Neils and Bill Schneider, Darlene and Bob Dooley, Jim Luteyn, and David and Sandy Howell, Patti and Dave Mueller, Kathy and Bob Tidmore, Donna Hardenberg, and Amy and Don Langford (BI Library) all were unique to their location and reflected the personality of the gardeners. We appreciate their generosity in allowing us to glimpse at their accomplishments and applaud their endeavors! Some were natural, some were manicured. Others were randomly planted to capture your curiosity, to draw you "in". One of them covered many aspects of gardening; from perennial flowers to herbs and vegetables. Even rhubarb and berries were placed in neatly designed beds! One was labeled with horticultural names and was a "garden in Progress". Another was filled with flowers from her former home, surrounded by BI rocks from the beach, carried up by her grandkids.

An old farmhouse and surrounding yard was made to feel like the past: no driveway, only a footpath. Rhododendrons, weeping nootka, and mature clematis highlight this place. A former shed, and foundation of the old barn were left standing and used as unique "artscape". One property and yard had been devasted by a "tornado" that took out several beech trees and left the owners with rubble and an open scar across her otherwise shaded spot. “Making lemonade out of lemons” is what they did and now the garden is a work of art! An historical island abode in town was renovated by the family and has a lovely view and wonderful vegetable garden as well as an adjoining neighbor who has maintained his home so beautifully and has been an inspiration to many BI gardeners. When another family arrives as late as June 15th what else can be done other than let it grow, let it grow! Flowers that have seeded themselves in the rocky, sandy soil seem to thrive, and old lilacs in the back are reminders of the old farmhouse that once stood here. The last stop is a memorial and designed to provide "Serenity" to all who visit.

For those of you who attended the tour thank you so much !!!! The financial support will go into the Wellness Garden for maintaining and adding where its needed. The plantings in the main garden have been completed and Forest View will now recieve some extra attention. We could use some more volunteers to keep it weeded and looking green. Please let us know if you can spare a few hours this summer or in the fall to help out. We have a "wish list" of tools and "artscape " now on the biruralhealth.org website. Go to the Wellness Garden tab and read our news! Thank you to Donna Kubic for getting us linked to the internet. There is also news of the silent auction packages and art pieces that you can bid for online. Remember that the Victorian Dollhouse bidding deadline is August 15th!! Other pieces of art have different end dates aswell, so log on today, or come into the Health Center Lobby for more opportunities to bid! (Thank yous for all of the silent auction items will be forthcoming in Sept. news)

Thanking those who helped make the Tour a great event is important to us: Co­chairs Jan Paul and Dana D'Andraia, behind­the­scenes assitants Betty Scoggins, Ken Scoggins, Dave Paul, Bob Marsh, Fran Pike, Bob Anderson and Alana Anderson. Of course our Wellness Gardeners: Connie Wojan, Judy Jones, Alana Anderson, Dana D'Andraia, Jan Paul, Marijean Pike, Sandy Howell and Cary Johnson, and businesswomen Heidi Vigil, Cheryl Podgorski, Pam O'Brien, and Denise McDonough. Thank you to all the drivers: Frank D'Andraia, Jean Kinsley, Anne Glendon, Gene Masta, Bruce Parker, the Stoney Acre Grill Bus with driver Bob Marsh. The extra Tuesday nibbles: scones and grapes provided by Betty Scoggins, quiches by Cathy Jones, cranberry bread by Jim Luteyn, cheesecake from the kitchen of Bruce Struik ­yummy!!!!!!! Anne Glendon, the bulb catalogs are wonderful, and Scott Slezak thanks for speaking about your up­and­coming island seed business; we loved hearing about it! Taffy Raphael thank you for the beautiful photos for our website and archive scrapbook.

We also want to thank : The Forest View residents and Theresa McDonough for their dessert offerings on Weds., BI Gardens for the flowering pots at the entrance, CMU and the Biostation, John Gordon, Ed and Beth Leuck , Rose Benjamin, Shawna Ross and the CMU Honor Students, the Lighthouse School, Jim Wojan and Stoney Acre Grill all are to be thanked. The donations of tablecloths from Pam Grassmick, Heidi Vigil, Joyce Runberg, Marianne Weaver, Betty Scoggin, Dana D'Andraia, Jan Paul, the Resale Shop, the birdhouse centerpieces (Still up for auction!)decorated by Doris Larson, Lois Stipp, Nancy Peterson, Kris Ries, Gaye Paget, Yvonne Crandall, Jan Paul, Judy Jones, Cheryl Podgorski, Forest View Residents, Leonor Jacobson and and the BI Christian Church for their chairs, the Firehall for their tables and chairs ,and Bob Marsh for all his labor in making this a great day and wonderful venue to enjoy year round.

Last but not least: the Wellness Garden Tour and the silent auction could not happen without the endless amount of help we recieve from the BIRHC staff: Betty Hudgins, Donna Kubic, Mary Cook, Gaye Paget, Marianne Weaver, Sue Solle, and Deb Plastrik. Thank you also to all our news organizations: Joe Moore (News on the 'Net) Jeff Cashman (the Beaver Beacon), Elaine West (Northern Islander). We'll keep you updated on our website regarding the auction, as well as the planting plans and needs. Thank you and see you next year in some new and interesting gardens!!

(Submitted by Leonor Jacobson for all the Beaver Island Wellness Gardeners)

St. James Garden Tour

(Pictures by Sharon Hurkmans)




Hardenberg and Whitmore's

Langford and Schellenberg Memorial Gardens at District Library

Osprey Update

The adult ospreys are kept quite busy hunting for food and delivering the food to the osprey nest on top of the microwave tower. The chicks are getting larger and the nest is getting busier as the chicks compete for food.

And one of the adults takes a weel deserved rest in the tree across the road.

Picnic and Dedication After Garden Tours

Video clip of presenation

(Camera without tripod, sorry about the drops)



Bonner's Landing Lot Number Five Controversy

In the last week, the Keubler's Trail gate at the Protar's Tomb end was opened, and a road, just the width of a truck, was made to the Lot Number Five of Bonner's Landing. Upset people emailed BINN with pictures, and a few phone calls were received. If BINN doesn't know anything, the rumors on Beaver Island of foul play needed to be investigated. It has been determined that the following easement language for the lots is legal and the work done is also without any possible disagreement:

"The LAND herein conveyed shall be and hereby is sold together with and subject to an easement forty (40) feet in width for a) ingress to and egress from the LAND, and b) public utilities to service Parcels One (1) through Thirteen (13)." A legal description follows this statement and then it continues: "and together with and subject to an easement for ingress to and egress from the LAND upon that road commonly known as the KUEBLER TRAIL extending from Protar's tomb northward above Bonner's Bluff; and together with an easement over Parcel Ten (10) of Bonner's Landing for the purpose of ingress to and egress from and the use of Protar's Pond located on said Parcel Ten (10) to and from the easement first refetted to above in this Paragraph 1.

2) Seller represents and warrants that it shall cause any sale of any of Parcels One (1) through Thirteen (13) of Bonner's Landing to be subject to the easements granted in Paragraph 1."

The roadway, the width of a dump truck, extends approximately 300 yards north of Protar's Tomb, and then a lot has been cleared at the top of the bluff. All of this is allowed by this easement, and is beyond reproach due to the legality of the easement.

For any who haven't seen the change made near Protar's Tomb, here is a video of the walk taken on July 10, 2013:

Video of the changes to Kuebler Trail


50th Anniversary Picnic

Peaine Township Meeting, July 10, 2013

Click HERE to view the video

New On-Line Peaine Township Hall Community Calendar

This is where everyone can go to see updated info and events that are currently scheduled at the Peaine Township Hall. It can be accessed on our Township Home page which is: http://www.charlevoixcounty. org/peainetwp.asp
There is a link at the top of the page marked "Calendar" that will take you directly to the calendar.

If anyone would like to reserve the Hall for an event they need to contact Julie Martin during our office hours Thursdays 10am-2pm . 448-2389 or peainetownship@gmail.com . I can also be reached at juliemartin88@gmail.com or my home number is 448-2074
Qualifications for the use of the Peaine Township Hall
Non-Residents will be charged a non-refundable $25.00 fee for the use of the Hall.
Residents - no charge for the use of the Peaine Township Hall for any activity except: USE OF THE KITCHEN FACILITIES - Which requires a $25.00 FEE. (Adopted by the Board 10/2004)
Upon booking your event you are required to mail the rental fee of $25 made out to Peaine Township to Julie Martin P.O. Box 375 Beaver Island, MI 49782
Rules of the Hall are posted there.

Car Accident on the Island

(from CCSD)

Sheriff W.D. Schneider reports on 07/11/2013 at 13:22 hours the Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office on Beaver Island was dispatched to Sloptown Rd. East of Donnell Mors Rd. in Peaine Township for a personal injury accident.

The driver, Jamie Campbell, age 18, of Beaver Island, was traveling West on Sloptown Rd. in a 1989 Ford Festiva when she was unable to manipulate the curve. Campbell's vehicle left the roadway and struck a large tree. Campbell was transported to the Beaver Island Health Center with minor injuries.

Alcohol was not a factor and Campbell was not wearing a seatbelt. Driver, Jamie Campbell, states she blacked out prior to the crash.

Men's Golf League Results

1 11 Travis & Gerald 39 6 77 227 37.83
2 4 John-Doug 38 10 69 225 37.50
3 8 Howard & Joe 38 14 68 228 38.00
4 1 Ron W. & Larry L. 37 16 67 226 37.67
5 2 Jeff & Ryan 42 6 65 233 38.83
6 7 Ivan & Buck 43 4 63 240 40.00
7 3 Francis & Mike 43 8 55 253 42.17
8 9 Rob & Dan 42 12 55 251 41.83
9 5 Chuck & Ernie 39 14 54 247 41.17
10 6 Bob E. & Ron M. 39 14 52 246 41.00
11 10 Frank & John 44 6 48 249 41.50
12 12 Ron S. & David 51 10 47 293 48.83


Team #1 beat Team #7 16-4
Team #8 beat Team #2 14-6
Team #9 beat Team #3 12-8
Team #4 tied Team #12 10-10
Team #5 beat Team#10 14-6
Team #6 beat Team #11 14-6


Team #1 vs Team #5
Team #2 vs Team #7
Team #3 vs Team #12
Team #4 vs Team #11
Team #6 vs Team #9
Team #8 vs Team #10


Postings for BICS

Posting for School Board Member

Posting for Title 1



BICS Graduation at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013

Graduation video may be viewed HERE

Peaine Township Board Meeting, April 10, 2013

The Peaine Township meeting on April 10, 2013, starated right on time at 7 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance. The agenda had just a few items on it. There was no controversy, and the meeting went by quite quickly with the minutes and bills approved, there were only a couple of other items on the agenda. The Peaine Township Planning Commission needs one more person, a Peaine resident, to complete the commission. At this date, there have been no applicants. Some discussion took place and the supervisor will make some calls and contacts to see if this position could be filled. There was a letter from a taxpayer about the township possibly placing a dock at the boat launch on Lake Geneserath for boat launch and fishing off the dock by youngsters. Gerald LaFreniere was appointed to the library board, replacing Carol Burton who had resigned.

Video of the Meeting is HERE

May 21 Waste Management Committee Meeting at Peaine Hall

Video by Kaylyn Jones

You can watch the video HERE

Peaine Meeting, May 8, 2013

Video HERE

Beaver Island Veteran's Memorial

View the Tribute to Veterans Video

5th and 6th Grade Play-"Born to Be Wild"

This play was very funny and quite well played by the 5th and 6th graders. It was live streamed from the Community Center. Each 5th and 6th grader played an animal or more than one animal.

Video of the Play can be viewed HERE

May 20 NRESC Meeting at Peaine Hall

Video by Kaylyn Jones

You can watch the video HERE

Freedom of Information Act and Open Meeting Act Presentation

The scheduled presentation covering the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Open Meeting Act (OMA) took place at Peaine Township Hall, yesterday, May 23, 2012. The presentation was scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and end at 4 p.m., but the questions extended past 4:20 p.m. This presentation was given by Robin Luce Herrmann. Ms. Herrmann is a lawyer who represents the press in FOIA and OMA court actions. She had previously represented the Petoskey News Review (PNR) in a court case after the PNR was denied a FOIA request from the Charelvoix County Prosecutor. The PNR won this court action. The Charlevoix County Prosecutor had been asked to come give this presentation, but no mutually acceptable date had been determined.

Robin Luce Herrmann provided a large amount of information about many aspects of both of these acts and answered several questions related to these specific pieces of law including court decisions and Attorney Generals opinions.

Video of the Presentations Can Be Viewed HERE

WMC Links

Meeting Dates

New Prices for Transfer Station

NRESC Has Its Own Website

Beaver Island Community Center


At the Heart of a Good Community


Mon – Fri 11am – 5pm

Sat 11am – 9pm

Sun Closed!

Beaver Island Community Center Events


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

List of Birds Seen on Beaver Island

This list was compiled by Eric Myers with help from others. If you know interested persons, please pass on this list of bird seen on Beaver Island. Perhaps a brochure could be compiled with the time of year and some likely locations. If anyone has an idea that could be posted electronically, please contact BINN via email at medic5740@gmail.com

Click to see the List HERE

Link to the Beaver Island Airport 10-year Plan

Human Services Commission Resource Manual

Complete Guide to Charlevoix County Human Services HERE

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.

Beaver Island Food Pantry and Gregg Fellowship Hall Donations Accepted

Click Here to donate

Wondering About Invasive Species?

If you are interested in finding out about invasive species, the following links will take you to the State of Michigan website. There is a a lot of information there about aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. The website is very well done, and the information is presented in an interesting and logical way including "Invasive Species of the Month." If you've been wondering what this is all about, here's a chance to take a look at the state's information.

State of Michigan Website on Invasive Species

Contact information for Invasive Species

Why Care About Invasives

Written by Beth Leuck for the Beaver Island Association


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

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!

BITA Meeting, July 9, 2013

This meeting took place at noon on Tuesday the 9th. Board members present were Don Vyse, Ed Troutman, and Kitty McNamara with Larry Hanz on the phone. Also present were director Barb Schwarzfisher, Bill McDonough, Margo Marks, representing the BIBCO, and Elaine West and Joe Moore of the press.

This meeting was to give the public an update of the issues with the Emerald Isle and suggest when the ferry would be up and running again. The reason for the problem was listed as bearings in the engine. The engine that left the Island has been rebuilt. The engine in the Emerald Isle has been rebuilt. Barring problems that are unforseen including weather, barge transportation of the engine, and USCG inspections, it might be possible that the Emerald Isle would be back in service as soon as July 19, 2013. There could be difficulties that might come up to prevent this, but the plan is for this goal in service date.

Video of this meeting can be viewed HERE

Update 7/12/13:

According to the Charlevoix Courier, the engine that was rebuilt in Kalkaska has been returned to the Island, and the engine is being installed in the Emerald Isle beginning today.

St. James Episcopal Church

Schedule of Clergy

July 7 - Aug 4 Fr. James Rhodenhiser

Aug 11 & 18 Sr. Susan Bock

Aug 25 Fr. Jared Crame

r Sept 8 &15 Fr. Madson

Oct 13 Rev. Carol Spangenberg

Osprey Nest on July 7, 2013

P:icture of two osprey chicks close to edge of the nest

Video of the osprey nest


The osprey chicks are beginning to gain the juvenile coloring, which is somewhat similar to the adults.

Paul E. Neumann Obituary

NEUMANN, PAUL E. Paul E. Neumann, of Traverse City, MI and Beaver Island, MI, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2013, a few weeks shy of his 91st birthday. Paul grew up in Royal Oak, MI, and spent much of his life in Grand Rapids, MI. He was respected and beloved by all who knew him.

Paul is survived by his wife, Florence; by his three children, Paul Neumann, Jr. (Nancy Palmer/Kehoe Neumann) of Wallace, MI, Janet Neumann/Foster Eshenroder (Randy Eshenroder) of Ann Arbor, MI, and Marilynn Neumann Pecott (James Pecott) of Traverse City, MI; by ten grandchildren, Anne Neumann Dextre (Franco Dextre) of New York, NY, Sarah Neumann Mammel (Fred Mammel) of Petosky, MI, Jill Kehoe Badker (Thad Badker) of Menominee, MI, Scott Kehoe (Tina Doyen Kehoe) of Brownstown, MI, LT Aron Foster of Colorado Springs, CO, LT Ryan Foster of Omaha, NE, 1LT Nathan Foster (Allison Frank Foster) of Lacey, WA, Justin Pecott of Seattle, WA, Audrey Pecott Martin (Alex Martin) of Philadelphia, PA, and Ross Pecott of Seattle, WA; and by nine great-grandchildren.

Paul was a veteran of WWII serving as an Air Force combat pilot. He was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross, two Air Medals, and a Presidential Citation. A reserve officer, he was recalled to the USAF during the Korean War, when he served as an Air Defense Command Staff officer. In civilian life he was a graduate of the University of Michigan and had over a 50-year career as a life insurance agent in Grand Rapids. During that time he served as President of all of the following organizations: Grand Rapids Life Underwriters Assoc, West Michigan Chapter of CLUs, Michigan Life Insurance Counselors Assoc, and Kentwood Rotary Club. He was also a Rotary International Governor of District 629. He served as a director of both Grand Rapids Mutual Savings & Loan and Metro Bank. Later, he was an Advisory Director of Comerica Bank. He served as Supervisor of Cascade Township in the 1970s, and Senior Warden of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Cascade. He was a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table, York Lodge (F&A Masons), Saladin Shrine, Dewitt-Clinton Conservatory, and the VFW Post 2964.

Viewing will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, July 8,, 2013 at the cemetery chapel, Marlette, MI. Burial service with full military honors will begin at 1 p.m. Memorial services to be held later, Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at the St. James Episcopal Church on Beaver Island. Donations may be sent to AMVETS Post 46, Box 319, Beaver Island, MI 49782; Hospice of Michigan, 900 E. Front St., Ste. 150, Traverse City, MI 49686; St. James Episcopal Church of Beaver Island, 26055 Pine St, Beaver Island, MI 49782. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette, www.marshfuneral.com . Marsh Funeral Chapel, Inc. 989-635-3658

Video of 4th of July Fireworks

Click HERE

St James Township Meeting July 3, 2013

Video of this meeting by Kaylyn Jones HERE

4th of July Dog Show

Thanks to Mary Cook for these photos.

4th of July Fireworks

As usual the fireworks started shortly after darkness began with many, many residents and visitors viewing the wonderful display.

Another fantastic celebration of the birth of the United States of America!

4th of July Parade

Fifty-two unique IP addresses watched the Beaver Island 4th of July Parade that was live streamed on http://beaverisland.tv, and hundreds were down on the main street to watch it in person. This year Kaylyn Jones operated the video camera and the computers, so editor Joe Moore could ride in the parade. The video and pictures of the parade will be posted sometime on July 5, 2013, due to computer issues and emergencies. BINN was unable to attend the pet show and the Music Festival Fundraiser for the same reasons. BINN is willing to share any pictures of these two events if you are willing to share them, but emergencies kept us from attending these events.

Link to Video of the Parade

Island Airways Missing Man Formation

Link to Parade Photo Essay

4th of July Golf Tournament

Fourteen 5-man teams competed in this year's 4th of July Golf Tournament hosted by the Beaver Island Golf Course, and organized by Kevin Stipp. With a longest drive or closest to the pin context on every hole, this competition was very tight. Two teams tied for the lowest score of 32 with four teams scoring 33. The two teams tied for first place had to do a playoff. The playoff took just one hole to determine a winner, and since there are no prizes for 2nd, 3rd or any other place, only only playoff was necessary..

The Winners of the 2013 4th of July Tournament

Gerald LaFreniere, Doug Meaney, Denny Kish, John Robert, and Travis Williams




St. James Episcopal Church

Schedule of Clergy

July 7 - Aug 4 Fr. James Rhodenhiser

Aug 11 & 18 Sr. Susan Bock

Aug 25 Fr. Jared Crame

r Sept 8 &15 Fr. Madson

Oct 13 Rev. Carol Spangenberg

Holy Cross Mass Schedule for Summer 2013

Saturday night mass 5:00 pm

Sunday morning mass 8:00 am


Sunday morning mass 10:00 am

Island Treasures Summer Hours

The Health News

Created by BIRHC

Location of Smallmouth Bass in the Beaver Archipelago

Read Study from CMU and see map HERE

Stained Glass Raffle

The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary will be selling tickets on another stained glass window created by their own Jean Kinsley. The raffle will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 4:00PM at the Beaver Island Community Center. Tickets (at $1.00/each or 6/$5.00) can be obtained from any AMVET Auxiliary member, or call Dee Gallagher at 231-448-2262 . The window will be displayed in June and July in the window at Prudential Prefered Properties on Main Street. Good Luck to You All!!



The Beaver Island Rural Health Center Board of Directors has set its meeting schedule for 2013. The board will now meeting quarterly instead of every other month. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. in the community room of the BIRHC. Meetings will be held on the following Saturdays: June 22, September 28. The annual meeting will be held on Saturday, December 14.

Events at the BI Christian Church

Week of July 15 thru 20th Museum Week Art Show.

July 25 Rita Gillespie Blood Drive.

August 4 Community picnic in celebration of the 50 years of the BICC

August 10 annual Bake Sale Women's Circle of the Christian Church starting 9AM until NOON

October 31 Trunk or Treat going from 5 - 6:30PM.

Nov 28 Thanksgiving Dinner starting at 6PM

Ministers Schedule


7: Pastor Kurt Kirchoff, Lansing MI

14: Pastor Kathy Swearingen, Lansing MI

21 and 28: Pastor Bob Whitlock, Muskegon MI


4 and 11: Pastor Todd Sutton, Washington DC

18 and 25: Pastor Ed Ross, Jackson MI


1: Greg Lawson, South Bend IN

8, 15, 23: Pastor Don Sinclair, Central Lake MI

30: Pastor Harold Kruse


6: Pastor Harold Kruse

13: Pastor Howard Davis

20 and 27: Pastor Jan Beaderstadt


3: Pastor Jan Beaderstadt

10: Pastor Howard Davis

17 and 24: Pastor Harold Kruse


Gregg Fellowship Center. Doors open at 6:15 pm and games start at 7:00 sharp on Wednesday!

Beaver Island Human Services Commission 2013 Meeting Schedule

At 2 p.m. at the Beaver Island Community School

The Commission is a collaboration of organizations that advocates for the emotional and physical needs of island residents and visitors of all ages.

September 19, 2013

October 17, 2013

November 21, 2013

Members: _______(Char-Em Human Service Coordinating Body), Adam Richards (BIRHC), Alice Belfy(BICS), Judi Meister (Food Pantry), Ann Partridge(COA liaison/Community Center), Lois Williams (Hospice/Helping Hands), Kathy Tidmore(St. James Township Rep.), Pam Grassmick (Peaine Township Rep.), ______ (AmVets)

NRESC Meeting Schedule

Those below are at Peaine Hall 7 pm

July 15, 2013

September 16, 2013

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Community Calendar

A completely new feature includes a monthly calendar for each month of the entire year of 2013. 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.

Shamrock " Senior" Menu Available to ALL!

No mashed potatoes for the summer season--potato salad instead

Resource List for Emmet County

Crankin T's Club Schedules a Return Visit

The Michigan Crankun T's Club will be returning to Beaver Island this year on Saturday, September 21,2013, for a car show and cruise. The event will be sponsored by the Beaver Island Boat Co, The Shamrock & the Chamber of Commerce. According to cl ub president Bob Fitzgerald the group is looking forward to a return visit because they had a wonderful time on friendly Beaver Island in 2011. About 20 Model T Fords with a variety of bodies are expected for the weekend event.

So Much To See

"So Much To See"--a draft driving guide for the Island

Watercolor Class Planned

Watercolor instruction will again be offered by Destin artist Sharon Long beginning the Thursday after Labor Day. Mark your calendars for Sept 5-10 (photo walk on the 8th) Classes will have limited space so book early to secure your spot. Already 3 people from off-island are coming for this. Remember that the materials will be provided so even if you come for one lesson and don't feel its your thing, you haven't purchased alot of supplies. This time period was chosen because many islanders said they had company, or kids at home and couldn't attend last summer's classes in August. So please give me a call 448-2894, or email me, leonor.jacobson @ gmail.com. I will be happy to take your booking! We had a such a nice time; looking forward to again seeing some of our hidden talents on BI. More details will be forthcoming. All levels welcome!

submitted by Leonor Jacobson

Information from Our School

Beaver Island Community School Board Meeting Schedule




Beaver Island Transportation Authority Update

The Charlevoix Courier and the Northern Islanders were on conference call with BINN editor Joe Moore in the room. Barb Schwartzfisher gave an update and the Courier asked a few questions. The update can be viewed in the video below.


Invasive Plant Field Trip


Midwest Invasive Species Information Network Presentation

July 17, 2013

10 a.m. Field Trip. Learn to identify the most damaging invasive plant species on Beaver Island. Meet at the Gillespie Park in town. Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, and bug spray. Bottled water will be provided.

We will break for lunch at 12:30 p.m.

2 p.m . Jackie Pillete from the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians will present Plants of Cultural Significance at the Community Center as part of Museum Week.

3-4 p.m. Meet at the Beaver Island Community School for an instructional workshop by Phyllis Higman with the Michigan Natural Inventory Features on using the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network.

Please RSVP : Beth Leuck 448-2196 or Pam Grassmick 448-2314

Sponsored by the Beaver Island Association

Beaver Islander Loaded on June 30th

Sunday, June 30, 2013, saw four trips by the Beaver Islander to get everyone to the Island that wanted to get here. One person walked up and asked, "Where you you with your video camera and pictures last night when we came in on the 2:30 boat. If you want to check on the Beaver Islander schedule, check the BIBCO website HERE



Julie Sommer Surprises Her Parents

Julie Sommer has been off training in the U.S. Navy, and her parents were not aware that she was coming home for the 4th of July. The secret was exposed only as Julie's boots hit the Beaver Island Boat Dock here on Beaver Island on June 30, 2013. . "There she is," someone shouted. "Where?" her mom asked. Her mom was expecting another relative instead of Julie, and she did not see her daughter right away. Nancy and Roger Sommer were quite surprised as Julie got off the Beaver Islander.

Nancy and Roger Sommer see Julie, their daughter (photo by Phyllis Moore)

Julie walked up to her mom and dad.

This was the reason to be down at the boat dock to capture this moment.

Julie and her parents pose for photos

Julie and her co-conspirator, her Aunt Kathy Speck


Welcome Home, Julie! What a great surprise!

NRESC Finalizes Recommendations

The NRESC met on June 29, 2013, and unanimously adopted final recommendations for natural resource management. These are available as are a copy of all public comments received during the comment period that began in May, as well as NRESC responses to each comment. Pete Plastric will attend the July 3, 2013, St. James Township meeting and make a brief presentation and answer any questions.

Click the link above to go to the NRESC website page with the final report and comments and responses

Nature Continues to Surprise

While the BIBCO and BIM barge and Wendy Anne tug loaded the first load of freight and vehicles for a trip to Charlevoix, the animals in the area continued to do the natural things that they do undisturbed by the human needs and activities. On the grass, a mother duck guided her ducklings. In the lake a brown trout surfaced to get breakfast from the Mayfly hatch. No pictures of the fish breaking the water because it only did so once. Overhead, an eagle made a beeline to the northwest.

Mother duck and her ducklings

An eagle heads across the harbor

Art in the Harbor

Many Island artists and crafts people gather to show and sell their items near Daddy Franks. The relaxed atmosphere of these individuals always makes a nice visit. Stopping and talking with each was a worthwhile way to spend an early afternoon. There is a wide variety for the shopper to check out from jewelry to clothing to fur hats. Stop and check this out when you have the time.

And if you are not impressed by the variety of items available, just take a short walk behind the artisans setup and take a gander at the beauty of nature that is present.

Farewell to the Art in the Harbor for today. See you next time.

On the Backside

One of the little inconveniences of the season includes a thunderstorm or two or just a rain or rain and wind. Here are a few pictures of the clouds that were observed in the last few days.

From the rain of the north......

To the sweeping and circling type clouds building in the south.

John Bearss Obituary

John Henry Bearss, 68, of Beaver Island, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey. Pancreatic cancer took his body, but the Lord took his soul, and for that we rejoice. He was born September 19, 1944, in Grayling, Michigan, to David W. and Elida G. (Johnson) Bearss.

John graduated from Frederic High School in 1962, then he attended Michigan State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 1966. On August 20, 1966, he married Carole Annette Vertican of Gaylord, Michigan. He taught at Traverse City High School for ten years, and in 1970, earned a Master's Degree in Mathematics from Western Michigan University. John went on to work for the Department of Defense, teaching and serving as school administrator in Mannheim, Kaiserslautern, and Wiesbaden, Germany and in Washington, D.C., retiring in 2006. He and Carole have been long time summer residents of Beaver Island and in 2006, they made the Island their full time home.

John loved the Lord, and he enjoyed worship and fellowship wherever he was. He was the founder of the Men's Breakfast Ministry on Beaver Island. He enjoyed fishing, boating and camping in the Beaver Archipelago, as well as traveling extensively throughout Europe.

John is survived by his wife, Carole; daughter, Heidi J. Bearss of Petoskey; son, Jeremy J. (Genny L.) Bearss of Silver Spring, Md.; grandchildren, Jonathan Bearss, Mikayla and Drew Lowell, Lorelei Bearss; brothers, Richard W. (Donna) Bearss of Surprise, Ariz., Charles R. (Becky) Bearss of Palm Coast, Fla., David C. (Diane) Bearss of Saginaw. John's parents David and Elida preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 30 , at First Baptist Church in Charlevoix.

The Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2 , at the Beaver Island Christian Church. The Reverend David Behling will officiate. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery on Beaver Island.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Men's Breakfast Ministry, c/o Carole Bearss, P.O. Box 133, Beaver Island MI 49782.

Please sign John's guestbook at the Visitation, at the Memorial, or online at www.winchesterfuneralhome.com

There will be a potluck luncheon at the Gregg Fellowship Center starting around 2:30PM .

Wendy Anne Leaves Loaded

The Beaver Island Boat Company has partnered with the freight competitor St. James Marine to provide transport of vehicles and extra freight. This morning, Saturday, June 29, 2013, the Wendy Anne and barge pulled up to the end of the BIBCO dock and prepared for loading. This happened a little before 8 am this morning. About three hours later, the loaded barge was headed out the mouth of the harbor. The first item put on the barge, after the CCRC road grader, was the Emerald Isle engine. This was followed by the loading of the Sysco truck, and several other vehicles. The last vehicle that was loaded included a truck and horse trailer. These freight competitors have forged a partnership to help the island get through the difficulties of BIBCO operating only the Beaver Islander, the smaller vessel caused by the problem of the Emerald Isle engine issue.

This is just one more example of the Islanders working together to resolve issues for Island visitors and residents. The most important thing for readers to understand is that if you want to come visit Beaver Island, you certainly can. This engine problem has caused just a little extra inconvenience if you are bringing a vehicle. Otherwise, it's just another unique aspect of coming to the island. You are getting a historical experience. You have stepped back about fourteen years into Beaver Island history when the Beaver Islander was the primary vessel. The Beaver Islander is the primary vessel for a while until the engine of the Emerald Isle gets repaired.

Three hours of video condensed to sixteen minutes.


BINN apologizes for mis-identifying Matt Fogg's business name. It is St. James Marine.

After the road grader was loaded, the engine from the Emerald Isle was placed on next.

Sysco truck was next and then other vehicles and items were loaded.

The barge is ready to leave,.

Preparations complete and discussion finished.

TheWendy Anne and loaded barge pull away from the BIBCO dock and head out.

Tug and barge are heading out of the harbor past Whiskey Point.

On its way, the Wendy Anne passes the Beaver Islander headed into the harbor.

BIMF Fundraiser 4th of July Activities

From B.I. Boat Company

June 28, 2013

Beaver Island, MI - The Beaver Island Boat Company's (BIBCO) ferry, Emerald Isle , experienced an engine malfunction on its 5:20pm departure from Beaver Island to Charlevoix on June 25, 2013. It returned to the Island that evening under its own power. Their secondary vessel, the Beaver Islander , was used to transfer passengers and all vehicles that could fit on the vessel to Charlevoix.

The current assessment done by our BIBCO engineers, CAT engineers and the USCG is that the Emerald Isle experienced a main engine parts failure. The engine is being removed in order to make the necessary repairs. No completion date can be given at this time.

While BIBCO's main ferry the Emerald Isle is being repaired, they will be utilizing their secondary vessel the Beaver Islander. Due to the Beaver Islander's reduced capacity, BIBCO has had to change their scheduled departure times as well as move some vehicle reservations in order to ensure the least amount of people are affected by the service interruption of the Emerald Isle .

BIBCO has currently made changes to their schedule up to Sunday June 30 and will continue to update the schedule on a day-by-day basis. Please continue to check their website for the most up-to-date information. We are experiencing heavy call volumes, please check the website prior to calling the office for updates.

BIBCO is asking that passengers, especially with vehicle reservations, please take note of the Beaver Islander's vehicle restrictions. The main height of the vessel's cargo area is 6 feet 4 inches. BIBCO is asking that vehicles try to avoid traveling with car top carriers and other items on top of your vehicle. Also, if you have a vehicle above 6'4” in height, please try to bring a smaller vehicle if you are able to do so, as it will be difficult for them to guarantee passage of vehicles taller than 6'4”. Trailers will be taken on a case-by-case basis and may need to be unloaded as water levels make it very difficult to load and unload trailers.

A partnership with St. James Marine's barge is in place, and BIBCO will be sending some vehicles to and from the island on the barge. Currently, the barge is scheduled to depart tomorrow , June 29 , at 8 AM from Beaver Island and again at 5 PM from Charlevoix. The travel time of the barge is approximately 4 hours and they cannot take passengers.

All of the BIBCO staff and crew would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. We fully understand the inconvenience this may cause to you and your travel plans. Our main priority is the safety of our passengers and vessels and we will continue to work as diligently as we can to return to our normal operations as soon as we are able.

Dear Beaver Island Boat Company Customers:

We have experienced a main engine malfunction on the Emerald Isle. The current assessment is that the engine in the Emerald Isle is being removed in order to make the needed repairs. Until such time we will be utilizing the Beaver Islander to transport Passengers and Vehicles to the Island. Due to our reduced capacity we have had to change some of our departures times and move some of our vehicle reservations in order to ensure the least amount of people are affected by the service interruption of the Emerald Isle.

Scheduled departures for Saturday June 29 are:

From Charlevoix

2:30am, 8:30am, 2:30pm, 8:30pm

From Beaver Island

5:20am, 11:20am, 5:20pm, 11:20pm

We will continue to update the schedule on a day by day basis.

We will also be utilizing the Barge to transport some vehicles to and from the island. The barge will roughly depart the Island on Saturday at 8:00am and from Charlevoix at 5:00 pm. The travel time for the Barge is approximately 4 hours. We cannot take passengers on the Barge.

We fully understand the inconvenience this may cause you and the disruption to your plans and we apologize in advance and thank you for your understanding.

Please note the additional vehicle restrictions on the Beaver Islander. We ask that if you have a vehicle reservation and can avoid traveling with Car top carriers or other items on top of your vehicle to do so. Also if you have a vehicle that is above 6'4” tall please try to bring a smaller vehicle if you are able to do so as it will be difficult for us to guarantee passage of taller vehicles. Trailers will be taken on a “case by case” basis and may need to be unloaded as water levels make it very difficult for us to get trailers onto the Beaver Islander.

Again, thank you for your understanding and patience during this challenging time. Please check our website for updates and schedule changes at www.bibco.com.


Beaver Island Boat Company

Florence and Paul Neuman Address

Paul Neumann is in Hospice as of 6/25/2013

c/o Marilyn Pecott, 9637 Harbor Hills, Traverse City, MI 49684

Anna Bernell (Greene) Burke Passes Away

Anna Bernell (Greene) Burke, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, caregiver, bread-baker and quilt-maker extraordinaire died June 26, 2013, after battling the effects of Parkinson's disease for several years. Bernell was born on December 20. 1922, on Beaver Island, Michigan, to Anthony and Mary Greene. She married her childhood next door neighbor, Patrick Burke, on the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary, October 7, 1950, in Chicago. They left city life and purchased a farm in Breedsville, Michigan, in 1963. “The Farm” was the site of many lively gatherings of family and friends. In 1976 they moved to Ludington, Michigan. The light and laughter in Bernell's eyes dimmed when Pat preceded her in death in 2000, one day after celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. In 2005 Bernell moved to the noisy home of her daughter Mary in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Bernell is survived by her children, Donna (Kim) Harvey and Mary (Mike) Faber; her grandchildren, Lee (Tara) Coy, Jessica Coy, Douglas Coy, Jason (Alisha) Coy, Hannah Faber, Nick Faber, Moriah Faber, Michaela Faber, Clare Faber, and Burke Faber; six great-grandchildren; her brother, Anthony (Betty) Greene; her sisters, Rose Connaghan, Lill Left, and Mary Margaret (Ed) Breden; her sister-in-law Pat Greene; and many nieces and nephews, including very special goddaughter Mary Beth Nelson. Bernell's brothers, Dan, Hubert, Russell, and Peter, and sister Francis, preceded her in death.

A Mass of Christian Burial and Committal Service will be celebrated Monday 10:30 am at St. Anthony Of Padua Church where she will repose one hour prior to the Mass. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery Beaver Island. Her family will receive visitors Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Arsulowicz Brothers Remembrance Mortuary, 3525 Remembrance NW where a Rosary will be prayed Sunday at 8:30 pm. Masses in Bernell's memory or memorials to St. Anthony of Padua Church will be appreciated.

Holy Cross Weekend Mass Schedule for Summer 2013

Saturday night mass 5:00 pm

Sunday morning mass 8:00 am


Sunday morning mass 10:00 am

Beaver Island Boat Company Schedule Change

For additional information got to http://bibco.com

Emerald Isle Incident a Day Later

As some are already aware, the Emerald Isle ferry is owned by the Beaver Island Transportation Authority, but operated by the Beaver Island Boat Company. The incident that occurred yesterday, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, required the Emerald Isle to turn around on its trip to Charlevoix and return to Beaver Island. BINN contacted the Executive Director of the BITA and Bill McDonough, President of the Beaver Island Boat Company to provide information about this incident. Both agreed that Barb Schwartzfisher of the BITA would speak about this incident and provide as much information as could be verified by fact.


In a video interview, Barb Schwarzfisher speaks about the Emerald Isle incident.


Barb Schwarzfisher speaks about the need for another vessel and continues on the incident


News from our District Library

New Hours:

Monday - Friday 10 am--6 pm
Saturday 12 pm--5 pm

Second, we have not one, but two library story times to announce for this summer, one of which is to continue through the winter (Jenny Justis's):

Other News:

It is all about kids learning to love books! Stop by for great stories, engaging krafts, and more fun than anyone is entitled to on a Tuesday morning. Beginning the first week in July!

Reading and fun aimed mainly at kids preschool age and below. Wigglers, toddlers, preschoolers and parents welcome. Come on in for a great time exploring stories. Starting Thursday June 27th!

Both story hours start at 10:30

And just a reminder that e-books and audiobooks are now available through the library website, thanks to the Up North Consortium, a collection of libraries pooling resources to build a substantial collection of e-books and audiobooks for free downloading.

Oncology care now available at Charlevoix Area Hospital

Local medical oncologist to see patients in Charlevoix.

Charlevoix area patients will find quality oncology care closer to home as the result of a renewed partnership between Charlevoix Area Hospital and local medical oncologist, Ervin A. Hire, Jr., MD.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Hire back in the area,” said Charlevoix Area Hospital CEO, Lyn Jenks. “Our patients can benefit from not only Dr. Hire's care and expertise, but from being able to receive that care so close to home.”

Dr. Hire travels to Charlevoix several times a month for patient consultation, evaluation, testing and follow-up care. He sees patients at the Charlevoix Surgeons office located next to the hospital at 14695 Park Avenue.

For more information on this and other services offered at Charlevoix Area Hospital, visit cah.org .


2nd Music workshop with A. TREA MCMAKEN

For the second year the folk school is offering instruction from A. Trea McMaken, who received his masters degree in storytelling, traditional music and regional studies from East Tennessee State University's music program.

JULY 3rd and 5th
Lower level - Kindergarten to grades 3/4 - 11am
Upper level - Grades 3/4 and up - 1pm

Classes take place at "Reddeer" - 37670 Kings Highway
Two group sessions for each student consisting of 45-60 minutes of music instruction.

This wonderful Folk School is sponsored by the Glen McDonough Memorial Music Scholarship Fund.
Please call Eleanor McDonough in Charlevoix at 231-574-6722 with any questions you may have.

Fire Aboard the Emerald Isle

The Emerald Isle ferry left Beaver Island at 5:20 pm on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, on a normally scheduled trip. At 6:00 pm, Beaver Island Fire Department and Beaver Island EMS were paged to the Beaver Island Boat Company dock on Beaver Island for a fire aboard the Emerald Isle. With very little information being provided, the fire department responded with their main two fire engines and a pumper. Beaver Island EMS responded their primary ambulance and the emergency response vehicle both licensed at the Advanced Life Support level.

BINN responded to Whiskey Point after finding out that the Emerald Isle had turned around and was headed back to Beaver Island. Several emergency personnel loaded equipment onto the Beaver Islander and headed out to meet the Emerald Isle.

There was some communication between the Beaver Islander and the Emerald Isle on a marine channel, but this communication was not heard on the scanner.

The Beaver Islander headed out in the normal navigation pattern, but the communication must have suggested that there was no need for the fire personnel or the EMS personnel to board the Emerald Isle.

Two other island vessels headed out to be available in case some help was needed.

From the first sighting of the Emerald Isle on the horizon, there was no evidence of any smoke exiting the ferry boat.

(Aerial pics courtesy of Island Airways)

Video clip from Whiskey Point


As both Beaver Island ferries approached Whiskey Point, the Beaver Islander passed the Emerald Isle which was operating only on one engine.

As the Emerald Isle entered the harbor, the Beaver Islander was already docked with the Beaver Island Fire Department and Beaver Island EMS ready to respond to any issues that might be presented.

(Aerial pics courtesy of Island Airways)

As the Emerald Isle backed into its berth, the prepared emergency personnel were waiting to help in any way that they were needed.

Luckily there was no continuing fire and no injuries on the Emerald Isle. When information about any damage to the Emerald Isle becomes available, it will be posted. The guess is that one of the engines, just overhauled this past winter on Beaver Island, had a problem.

Nice story in the Petoskey News Review

Crown Vetch

Planted as part of the "Nuclear Joe" farming operation, the crown vetch at the old K and K Farms is growing very well.

Glen McDonough Memorial Concert

The Glen McDonough Memorial Concert is taking place on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at 7 pm in the yard at the log cabin just past the road down to Archie's cabins, which are now condos. Pat and Jenny are sharing their front yard for this concert. All donations will go to the Glen McDonough Memorial Music Scholarship Fund. Any questions, call 231-437-6722. See you there!

DNR Will NOT Cut Ash Trees on Beaver Island

Read Petoskey Review Article HERE

Rooms Needed for Black Smith Event to be held on Beaver Island MI.


Summer Men's Golf League Results


Standings & Results


Travis & Gerald
Jeff & Ryan
Ivan & Buck
Howard & Joe
Ron W. & Larry L.
Francis & Mike
Rob & Dan
Frank & John
Chuck & Ernie
Bob E. & Ron M.
Ron S. & David
Team #1 tied Team #4 10-10
Team #2 beat Team #6 17-3
Team #8 beat Team #3 14-6
Team #11 beat Team #9 14-6
Team $5 beat Team #12 12-8
Team #7 beat Team #10 12-8
Team #1 vs Team #7
Team #2 vs Team #8
Team #3 vs Team #9
Team #4 vs Team #12
Team #5 vs Team #10
Team #6 vs Team #11

Community Center Activities

FBI Animal Fund

What could be more fun than watching a dog sit on the Fourth of July? The F.B.I. (Friends of Beaver Island) Animal Fund Dog Agility showcase, of course! Sit back and watch some of Beaver Island's finest dogs perform stunts that you will not see anywhere else on the island. You will see dogs teeter on a totter, climb ladders, dash through tunnels and of course, sit on command. The performance will be held downtown in front of the public restrooms right after the parade. Feel free to leave a donation for our furry performers. All donations will go to the F.B.I. Animal Fund which provides financial support for critters like these two lost kittens. We hope to see you there!

The dogs that will be performing are Reggie, Rowdy, Cooper, Tyler and Barnaby. Other dogs and owners that have dog-friendly pets are welcome to join in the parade.

From the Recycling Center

JUNE 1, 2013

The Beaver Island Transfer Station will be accepting the following recyclable's (in the following ways):

Free of Charge

•  PLASTICS : Film (clean plastics bags, stretch wrap, bubble wrap, etc.), Bottles (caps and wraps left on or off), Buckets (wire handles removed), Trex (or similar decking material), #1 PET, #2 HDPE, #3 V, #4 LDPE, #5 PP, #6 PS, #7 Other, including Wide-mouth Containers and Styrofoam (any size including peanut style, all foam bagged in plastic bags), Toys (any size with metal removed), Oil Containers (dripped out). All of the items mentioned above are accepted as one.

•  PAPER : Newspaper (loose, not bundled or bagged), Catalogs, Hard and Soft Covered Books, Magazines and Telephone Books (covers on), Office Paper, Envelopes and Gift Wrapping Paper.

•  CORRUGATED CARDBOARD : Boxboard, Brown Paper (bags, wrapping etc.), Cereal Boxes (liner goes with plastic), Waxed Cardboard or packaging used in refrigerators, freezers and coolers.

•  TIN : Plated Steel Cans, Trays, Metal Jar Lids (rinsed free of contents-labels are acceptable), Wire Hangers (ok with paper on).

•  CLOTH : Clean and Dry (no pillows or rugs).

•  GLASS : Jars (lids go with tin), Container Bottles (caps and wraps on or off, but rinsed). Note; House ware glass and windows go with trash.

•  STEEL SCRAP: B.I.T.S. is excepting two ways, small items inside and larger items outside (please no attachments like plastic, wood, Rubber, Glass etc. and properly prepared.

•  ALUMINUM : Collected inside two ways, small items in the gaylord marked aluminum (foil, cans, and other) and larger items not to exceed 2'x4' to be bailed, ask a staff member if you need assistance.

•  OIL : Transmission, Power Steering and Crankcase are collected from your container.

•  WOOD : Small Quantities (picture frame, toys, etc.) are collected inside.

•  BATTERIES : Household and Power Tool (Lethem is now collected separate of others).

•  COPPER : Wire, Pipe, Fittings etc. (coatings on or off, clean or unclean).

•  LAWN CLIPPINGS and LEAVES : Any quantity (Dumped in a designated area please check in first).

With Fee

•  WOOD: Larger items, up to truck loads and including trees and stumps, are accepted outside.

•  BATERIES: Automobile and larger.

• STEEL SCRAP: Washers (clothes and dishes), driers, stoves, ovens, grills, folding chairs, office chairs, desks, file cabinets, bicycles, tricycles, lawnmowers, etc. These items are reduced and prepared to become recyclable by the BITA Staff.

• BRUSH: (Please check in)

• STUMPS: (Please check in)

• RUBBLE: (Please check in)

• CORDED: These items vary from $1 to $3 depending on size from alarm clock to vacuum cleaner.


Should you not have the means, the BITS staff will help you prepare or reduce your recyclable items for a minimal fee. As always, we are here to serve you, and together we are making a difference. Please keep in mind this is a new trial and you should look for updated postings. If you have any questions, please call us at 231-448-2228.

Red Cross Blood Drive July 25th

The annual Rita Gillespie Memorial Blood Drive will take place on July 25 th from 12 to 6 PM at the Gregg Fellowship Hall. Picture ID or Red Cross Blood card are now required in order to donate.

Both new and repeat donors are needed to make our goal of 77 units. Please make time to save up to 3 lives with your donation. The life you save could be a child's, a brother, sister, mother or father. Give something of the highest value that costs no money: the Gift of Life.

Connie Wojan

BI District Library Book Club

Author of Bamboozled on Beaver Island at the Library

Author and illustrator Lori Taylor will be visiting the Beaver Island District Library Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Taylor's books include Bamboozled on Beaver Island, Let Sleeping Bear Dunes Lie, and Lissy Lost. Taylor will be giving an engaging presentation geared toward children at 10:00 am. You can find more information at the library's website and new Facebook page. Come on out and meet Lori Taylor. It promises to be an exciting day you won't want to miss!

Beaver Island District Library, Your Bridge to the World of Ideas

Award-Winning Author and Scholar to Visit the Library

Professor Ari Berk will be reading from his works at the Beaver Island District Library Thursday, July 25th. Berk's most recent books include The Undertaken Trilogy from Simon & Schuster ( Death Watch , Mistle Child , and Lych Way ), along with the beautiful children's book Nightsong . There will be a fascinating presentation geared toward children at 4:00 pm, and a reading for adults (and young adults) at 7:00, with reception to follow.

Berk is also the author of The Secret History of Hobgoblins (2010), William Shakespeare: His Life and Times (2010), The Secret History of Mermaids and Merfolk (2009), How To Be A Viking (2008), Coyote Speaks (2008), and The Secret History of Giants (2008). In addition, he has collaborated with world renowned artist Brian Foud (designer of The Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal ) to produce Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Letters (2005), Goblins! (2004), and The Runes of Elfland (2003).

You can find more information at the library's website and new Facebook page. Come for one or both presentations and meet Professor Berk. It promises to be an extraordinary day of events you won't want to miss!

Beaver Island District Library, Your Bridge to the World of Ideas

AMVETS Scholarship

Beaver Island AMVETS Post 46 is offering a $1000 scholarship to any student who graduated from the Beaver Island Community School and has completed at least one year of post-high school education and has not previously received an AMVETS scholarship.

We are accepting applications in electronic format at the following e-mail address.


The deadline is August 31st and the scholarship will be awarded not later than the 15th of September.

Peaine Township Meeting Live Streamed

The Peaine Township Board Meeting on June 12, 2013, at 7 p.m. was live streamed on http://beaverisland.tv. Perhaps the most controversial issue of the night was taking place in the meeting in the conference room of the Peaine Township Hall at the same time as the Peaine Township Meeting. The Peaine Township Board directed the Peaine Township Trails Committee to not publish any trail or trail map in which the Trails Committee did not have written permission for the use of the trail if the trail crossed either private property, State of Michigan property, or federally controlled property.

Apparently, the Bike Festival route will have to be modified: running out the Buddy Martin's Trail and the Barney's Lake Road instead of going down the Keubler Trail since the Kuebler Trail goes across private property having only a walking or cross country skiing easement and beginning on Port St. James common property.

Pete LoDico, airport commissioner, reported on the need to have a Joint Township Meeting on June 19, 2013, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. to include both township boards, the BI Airport Commission, and off-Island consultants, architect, and engineers. There are five resolutions that need to be approved to move the airport terminal project forward.

It was annoiunced that Don Welke, manager of the BI Transfer Station, had completed the required training for Hazardous Materials, taking some nine tests successfully.

Other items in the meeting were quite normal. Minutes were approved, Bills were approved. Docks on inland lakes were to be referred to the Planning Commission and the Trails Committee. The brackets for banners on the downtown light posts was tabled until more information was received. The board suggested that the installation of any banners would need to be paid for by anyone using the brackets for the banners. Some audience members commented on the fact that they did not want this area of the island to look like Charlevoix. The BICAA request was tabled.

Video of this meeting HERE

Wellness Garden Silent Auction Until August 25th

In case you just arrived to beautiful Beaver Island, you have missed the cold weather, the spring bugs, and a month long show of Trillium and other spring wildflowers holding their bloom this year. We gardeners have had many days of rain and cold wet feet to match!

Over the winter Connie Wojan, BJ and Phil Wyckoff, and Jean Kinsley and Cathy Jones have worked on a house renovation (dollhouse, that is) and now it is time to auction it off! Come see it on display in the lobby of the BI Rural Health Center lobby. We'd love for you to give us a bid on it. Also go online and check out dollhouses and miniatures; it will amaze you what the value is! We are bidding in $25 increments starting withan opening bid of $100 and will take a $2500 "Buy it Now" bid at any time. You can bid silently with your own number assigned by Betty or Donna and we won't even know who is bidding. This will make a wonderful present for yourself a wife, daughter, granddaughter (or even if you buy it and then donate it to a children's hospital , historical society, or library somewhere which may even give you a tax benefit). The money raised will be used for more garden expenses and upkeep. We have a wishlist of wants and needs so check out the biruralhealth.org website for more information on what we are doing. Look for the Wellness Garden "tab" at the top of the home page, click on it to stay up-to-date on what is happening! From auction items to Wellness Garden Benefit Tour to "our gardening wishlist." This will be ready to use on or before July 1st. If you see something on the wishlist that you'd like to see your winning bid pay for, please let us know.

Other auction items to view include some from the art community on BI: since housing was the theme we have several hand decorated one-of -a-kind birdhouses (for decor only) done by Judy Jones, Jan Paul, Leonor Jacobson, Gaye Paget (our new PA), the Forest View residents, Lois Stipp , Nancy Peterson and Jacque LaFreniere. Cheryl Podgorski has made a gourd birdhouse, and Krys Lyle has hand-knitted a hummingbird nest and Lois Williams has donated two pieces of "kitchen" art to buy . There is a Michael Glenn Monroe framed, signed and numbered limited edition print of "Loons in the Moonlight " available (Go to his website to see his work). Frank Solle has a lovely framed photograph as well and Gaye has also made a Native American-style woven grass basket she is offering us. If anyone else has the desire to donate something artistic or garden-related for the auction we welcome it!!

Also we have many "Service Packages" : Reminiscent of our first auction at the BIRHC Fashion Tea in July 2004! Many of you may have come to Deerwood that day for the first live island auction!

"Spring into summer" package: Get ready for your guests! L & L carpet cleaning (2 rooms), and 4-hour housekeeping from Marijean Pike , all put together in one neat biddable bundle. min. bid $100

"Tidy yourself up!" : haircut and manicure /pedicure from Karen Whitecraft will get you set for the big event or maybe just to have a new look (see the details ) min bid :$50

"Dinner Out at Home": Wonderful homemade dinner for four people (starter, entree, 2 sides, and a dessert) brought to your home upon arrangement with the chefs (from Bruce and Leonor Jacobson!) Will have several menu options , and date to be decided later. (Can be used next spring also) min. bid $75

"Get that thumb to turn Green!": Let Landscapes by Barb help put together a simple garden design (2 hour design work) to get your green thumb going! Garden apron for tools, handmade by Betty Scoggin, 20% off Perennial flower coupon from BI Gardens (some limits) and a new-fangled lightweight hose to make watering easy .All-in-one package deal! min $100

"Sunrise Special":Donna and Larry Kubic have offered their cottage on the shores of lake Michigan for the weekend of September 6-8. Included will be fresh eggs, Tim's sausage or bacon, coffee, breakfast breads and jam. What more do you need for a relaxing weekend? min. bid $100

"From Retro to Modern": Sara Busby Design would love to help you update your kitchen and/or baths ! If you just bought a cabin or home that needs some modern conveniences and decor(or maybe just need a new look) or maybe you are working on a new home design(?) she is offering a 2-hour design consultation to help you get on your way. Min. bid $50

"Store it, warm it up and deliver it " That's what Gordon's Auto can do with your vehicle for the winter! ( He'll warm the engine and deliver it to the airport or boat dock on your spring arrival day )min.bid $40

"Put your house and garden to sleep" A fall special from Dave Avery 4-hour yard clean-up added with Robert's John Service closing of your home or cabin (some limitations) min bid $100

Did I mention the annual Beaver Island Bounty Basket of homemade goodies, in time for Homecoming? We have 2 bottles of homemade BI wine from Pete Lodico and Alvin LaFreniere, a seasonal pie from Shirley Detwiler, pickled goods from Heidi Vigil, Beaver Island eggs, 2 home baked breads from Barb Murphy, and a lovely apron handmade by Betty Scoggin. min bid $50

We would love to include some more in this basket so think about what you are talented at: Cookies, homemade salsa, herbed vinegars, soaps, handmade oven mitts or kitchen towels. Give us a call and/or drop off the handmade items with Betty in the lobby of the Health Center. All baked items will be arranged for pickup between the donor and the winner of the basket during homecoming week. Please make sure we know who made the items!

So now you have it, get bidding!

St. James Township Board Meeting, June 5, 2013

While live streaming the meeting is physically possible, spending the day on the mainland doesn't make it very convenient. BINN apologizes for not being in a position to live stream this meeting.

As every meeting the minutes from the previous meetings were approved as well as the payments for the month, and a few reports were given. If you are interested, you can watch the on-demand video for this meeting once it is processed. The new business portion of this meeting was full of topics and discussion.

Raymond Cole had submitted a letter of resignation, dated May 23, 2013. Ray has been off-Island and his letter stated that he would be off for several more months, making his position as township trustee open. There were two letters of interest. After quite a bit of discussion, Rick Speck was appointed to fill Ray Cole's trustee position. It was announced by the supervisor, Bill Haggard, that the election in 2014 would be when Rick would have to run for this position if he wished to keep it. The vote of the board was unanimous to fill the position with Rick Speck.

The Verizon contract has been reviewed by the township treasurer, Jim Wojan. He was requesting to continue to follow up on this and to have approval from the board for his signature on the contract.

The Beaver Island Transportation Authority was willing to lease a tractor with several attachments to St. James Township for $1 per year for five years. The lease would make the insurance for injury and property damage the responsibility of the township. This was discussed and approved as it seemed like a wonderful deal for the township with a $60,000 piece of equipment available for use by the township.

Don Vyse reported on the progress of the Whiskey Point (St James or Paradise Bay) Lighthouse restoration. Don commented on the unusual situation of actually having additional funds for this project instead of having to figure out how to pay for the minimum amount of work. He also stated that these "excess" funds were not really an excess since this project presented at the meeting did not include any of the metal work or the wood work necessary to complete the restoration project. These current funds would be used to fix the exterior bricks, paint the exterior of the lighthouse (whitewash?), replace the windows, work on the interior walls, replace the existing door because it needs to be vented, and possibly replace the entry step. The work would be completed between June 24 and August 31 of this year, but there is no way to guarantee that all work will be done by September 1, 2013. Any weddings that might wish to use this site would have to relocate. There is also no way to know how many exterior bricks need to be replaced. There would still be woodwork and metalwork needed to be completed, so donations are still needed. The board passed a motion to accept the bid for this portion of the restoration. The motion included the authority for Don Vyse to sign necessary paperwork.

Although the next discussion did not take place immediately after the restoration discussion, it seems to make sense to include it next here. There is a process by which lighthouse lovers can visit lighthouse locations as a hobby, but can keep track of which lighthouses they have visited and can provide proof of that visit by way of a 'Passport' and a stamp. Barbara Swartzfisher at the transportation authority is willing to provide this service for visitors wishing to participate in this lighthouse lovers' hobby. It would require several steps to be accomplished. The transportation authority would purchase the stamp and the BITA office would be willing to stamp the paperwork for the hobbyists. There is more work necessary to get this accomplished and the first step would be to get St. James Township approval for the project to begin. The BITA authority would move forward on these steps if the township board approved this. The St. James Board passed a motion that this would be contingent on approval of the BITA board.

The township hall needs heating system replacement. The board approved Bill Haggard to send out bid documents with an August board meeting decision. The new heating would be baseboard electric replacing the oil hot water boiler heating system presently in the building.

The plans for the DNR property were discussed. This project seems to be in the planning stages with professional visitors looking at the location and these visitors beginning to become more interested as their visit progressed. It was pointed out that there was personal property in the way of any project. Bill Haggard was assigned the job of contacting the owner and requesting that this stuff be moved off the township property. Preliminary plans for the boat launch and fishing dock as well as parking location were not available at this time. This is why the visitors were here, to get an idea of the space and allow their creativity to produce a recommended plan.

The appointments next on the agenda were somewhat controversial. The two appointments were for the airport commission and the planning commission. Rick Speck was appointed to the airport commission replacing the seat held by Ray Cole. Bill Haggard appointed himself as the person to take the seat on the Planning Commission. The board approved both of these with the contingency that Bill check out the legality of the supervisor being on the planning commission.

During the public comment period, Pam Grassmick mentioned that the Phragmities administrator, Lisa Welke, had resigned due to off-Island family needs. The St. James Board agreed to have Bill Haggard and Bill Kohls, the two supervisors of the two townships, get together and post for the position.

View meeting video HERE

Victorian Home for Sale


Lovely Victorian Home Readied for Sale on Beaver Island

Once upon a time this dollhouse was handmade with love by Phil Wyckoff for BJ's and his granddaughters.

As the house was erected BJ thought of everything she wanted in it. She shopped for the flooring, the wallpaper, the furniture, and all the extras including some figurines to inhabit the lovely home. She shopped at stores all over the state and then some, looking for items to make this a desirable miniature rendition of a victorian classic. As time went on, and she and Phil continued to lead their busy professional and social lives, the dollhouse was set aside for a "rainy day project" until it got moved. Phil's hangar seemed the ideal location to finish the house but alas, as time went on, the grandchildren grew, Phil and BJ became involved in BI projects ,and the Victorian dollhouse got pushed farther into the back of their minds.

Then this past fall, BJ and Phil decided to clean the hangar out and "Voila!" there was the dollhouse draped in it's covering waiting to be restored by somebody. The furniture and other decor were stacked neatly in boxes aplenty. BJ knew what she wanted to do with this item: give it a good permanent home. BUT it needed to be finished! For what home would sell without some fresh paint, wallpaper and flooring? And how best to offer this to the public??

An auction of course! The Health Center would be doing their Wellness Garden Auction in the summer and the team of Wojan/Jacobson would likely take this on. A quick call to Leonor and Connie to see if any interest was there. Yes! Yes!! they said. But who would be able to finish it? Well, you can bet Connie accepted that challenge and sure enough she worked all winter on this (thank goodness for the snowy days that kept her inside!!) And then, after the main house work was done, BJ inspired the knitters (Jean Kinsley and Cathy Jones) to join in the fun of finishing the decorations, placing the furniture and staging the home for "sale" . They added their personal touches of little hand- knit rugs, including some of BJ's mothers work. Leonor called on Mary Scholl to paint two miniature original pieces of art which will hang on the walls as a finishing touch of BI uniqueness.

The miniature landscaping around the house will be provided by some of the Wellness Gardeners and lastly, the home will go on display in the Health Center beginning in June. Stop in and see the work of our dedicated "crew" and then plan on making a bid on this one-of-a-kind auction item handmade by Phil and BJ and their BI friends and neighbors. The winner of this home will be featured in several area newspapers in late August/Sept. time period. Bids will be taken at both the BIRHC and online so please watch for more details !

Baroque on Beaver Schedule of Concerts

Baroque on Beaver "The Many Colors of Bach" Benefit Concert at Beaver Island Community Center at 7:30pm on July 26, 2013

Baroque on Beaver "Best of Baroque" introducing Concertmaster David Reimer and the Baroque on Beaver String Quartet with the Emerald Isle Winds at Community Center at 7:30 pm on July 27, 2013

Baroque on Beaver  "Ensemble Popourri" CMU Bilogical Station, Gillingham Auditorium at 7:30pm on July 31, 2013

 Baroque on Beaver "Beaver Island Brass Quintet" 2:30 pm Holy Cross Church on August 1, 2013

 Baroque on Beaver "Something Old, Something New" at Community Center at 7:30 pm on August 1, 2013

Baroque on Beaver "Back to Bach" 7:30 pm Holy Cross Hall on August 2, 2013

 Baroque on Beaver featuring Martha Guth and Ricardo Lugo "Midsummer Noel" Holy Cross Parish Hall at 7:30 pm on August 3, 2013

Baroque on Beaver "Gaelic Blessing" Season Finale Concert Festival Chorus at Holy Cross Hall 2 pm on August 4, 2013

(It is with sad heart that BINN will be unable to record or live stream this wonderful event. The legal issues for the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association preclude this. BINN was looking forward to providing the subscribers this opportunity, especially for those unable to attend the concerts, but the decision has been made by the BICAA. If you want to hear this wonderful music, you will have to arrange to be in attendance at the concerts.)

Victorian Dollhouse

Many of you may be aware of the Victorian-style dollhouse complete with decor, furnishings, and family which has been donated by Bj and Phil Wyckoff and lovingly restored by Connie Wojan, BJ, Jean Kinsley, Cathy Jones, Phil , and Bruce Jacobson. It is now ready for the Wellness Garden Auction which is taking place at the Beaver Island Health Center from June15- August 15th. Silent bids will be taken in the lobby as well as online and over the phone.

Go to miniatures.com to see the value of this exquisite dollhouse and all the decor which are too numerous to mention. Considering all the care and hours of preparation that these volunteers have given over the winter months , need we say more? "Priceless" is the word that comes to mind! Please stop by the lobby to get a first-hand look at this lovely home. Many people plan to make such a dollhouse for their children or grandkids, but never accomplish the task. In bidding , and possibly winning it now, you would fulfill that dream!

For those of you who have already had the ability to make one of these dollhouses, we have some furniture, decor, and various extra building pieces that will suit a guesthouse for perhaps this home , or yours. We will have a "garage sale" after this main event to rid ourselves of these pieces so let us know if you are interested in anything in particular. We will show them online at biruralhealth.org later this summer so keep watching that space for news.

Since dollhouses are something of a hobby for "miniature" enthusiasts, we have sent an article regarding the auction to three off-island newspapers as well. The winner of this event will be named (and possibly photographed) in an article after the August 15th deadline.

Please keep in mind that the proceeds will be a donation to the BIRHC Wellness Gardens. No healthcare dollars or property taxes pay for the garden plantings, fertilizer, mulch, etc... or for any volunteer. We still have a wish list of some big ticket items to add, including a pergola, an entrance arbor, some hardscape, 2 more picnic tables and benches for the paths. We are hoping to start a stepping stone pathway near the main entry but need to think about weather- resistant cement stones. We will keep you posted on that subject. If you know of somebody or a company that makes permanent weather- resistant stepping stones please let us know, ok. More news to come, submitted by Leonor and Connie, and your Wellness Garden crew.

A virtual tour of the dollhouse will be available after June 1, 2013, on this website.

We are off and growing at the Wellness Gardens!

The plans for Ellie's Walk are just about completed. In early May , Shawna Ross and her staff and CMU Honors Students arrived and worked in a team of 10 to complete the path through the wild-flower woods dedicated to Matt and Ellie Hohn. (Many of them also cleaned out the surronding areas of debris, washed windows of both the BIRHC and Forestview buildings and raked gravel out of the lawn areas). Late May then brought us Ed Leuck and his dedicated volunteer Jim Luteyn, in with the BI collection of native wildflowers. John Gordon, CMU station manager, had signs made and they are in the woods labeling the plants for visitors to see. The Lighthouse School jumped in with kids who made two benches for the pathway, Dan Burton is epoxying them for us, and they will be added to the path in early June. The last step is to highlight Ellie's sunny disposition with a bright area of native, colorful, prairie flowers and grasses. Heidi Vigil, Cheryl Podgorski, Jeff Powers, Denise McDonough, and the Wellness Gardeners will provide the plants for this which will be purchased and planted in the open sunny spot between the two buildings. Many people have donated memorial funds to this project which will be used for the purchases. We intend to highlight this project following the Wellness Garden Benefit luncheon in the gardens on July 10th. All attendees of the Garden Tour will be invited to stop by the presentation. (submitted by Leonor Jacobson)

3rd Annual Garden Tour Benefit -- Two Day Event

The 3rd Annual Garden Tour is happening on two days this year. Tuesday July 9th will feature Peaine Twps. hide-ways. We will commence at 9 am and conclude at 1pm. No set luncheon on this day but "noshing" will take place at each garden. Wednesay, July 10th will be a St. James tour with 3-4 personal gardens , and one public garden. Afterwards, we will attend a sit-down luncheon in the Wellness Garden, provided by the Stoney Acres. They will also provide their bus for transportation that day. We still need drivers for the Peaine Twp. Tour so would appreciate you letting us know about your availablity to drive others. We are hoping to fill the cars to occupancy this year in order to cut down on gas emissions, cost, and parking around peoples' homes. Details including the price, lunch menu, and driver sign-up as well as ticket purchase will be available at the health center website biruralhealth.org or by calling Betty (448-2275) or Leonor(448-2894 ) after the 4th of June. We have to limit the tours to 50 people so please plan in advance if you want to be included. Both one -day and two-day tickets will be available. No tickets will be held without payment. Thanks for understanding. We sure hope to see you join us! (submitted by Leonor Jacobson)

The B.I. Transfer Station and Recycling Center

After a little bit of research and just a quick walk through the transfer station and recycling center, it became quite obvious that a large amount of money could be saved if more of the "trash" could be recycled. There is a large quantity of each green bag received by the transfer station that could be recycled. A figure given at a previous Waste Management Committee meeting was 75-80% of the contents could be recycled. Imagine if your family or your employees were provided the opportunity to save your family and/or your business some money?

The mathematics is quite convincing. If you could cut your trash quantity down to 25% of the current amount, you would pay $4.50 for a big bag of trash instead of four times that amount $18.00. This seems like something worth doing. The various categories of recyclable materials that are currently accepted is quite large. Perhaps the name of the building should be changed to emphasize the need for more recycling. Just a switch of the two names would do a lot. This suggestion would make the building name, The Beaver Island Recycling Center and Transfer Station. This would put the emphasis on recycling, which is where the island families and businesses could actually save money. The difference is just one of sorting the materials and placing them in the proper recycling boxes.

Here is a video of some of the items recycled HERE



Road sign..............Express lane

Lots of options for recycing!

Several Subscriptions Have Expired in June, Some in July

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