The sought after trophy
The teams gather for briefing and then head out for a canon booming start.
There are many that want to know why this tournament is not held on the 4th. To make this easy to understand, consider all the activities that are on the 4th of July, and then try to hold a golf tournament on the morning of this same day as the other activities. It just didn't work, so this tournament is held on a different day, but as close to the 4th as possible. This year's organizer Kevin Stipps, his wife Lois, and Lois' mom Shirley Sowa did an excellent job.
The scores that were recorded ranged from a 38 as the high score to a tie for first at 32, the lowest score. Since the only place that really means anything is first place, there needed to be a playoff. The playoff is meant to be a fairly quick method of determining a winner. Instead of a best ball like the rest of the tournament, the players needed to choose an order for first to hit, second to hit, third to hit, etc. Only one person would be making the drive, the second shot, the third shot, etc.
The scores for all the teams purposely without names..
The teams gather on tee number one for the playoff.
One team in the playoff included Dennis Moline, Doug Moline, Dougie Moline, Jesse Gill, and Todd McDonough. The other team was made up of John Works, Larry Roy, Mike Bailey, Dave Shuberg, and Carl Evans. Todd was chosen to hit the drive off of tee number one. Todd pulled it to the left side of the fairway, but was in the short grass. Mike Bailey was chosen to drive for the other team, and Mike hit his drive way down the fairway on the right hand side. The wheels fell off the card for Todd's team as three of the players had problems for his team, and their team ball was on the back right of the green laying four. Larry Roy hit a very nice second shot that landed fairly close to the hole, and this team had the advantage. Carl Evans putted the ball for this team and almost sunk a birdie putt, but Dave Shuberg tapped the ball into the hole for a winning par.
The winners pose for a photo on the green for hole number one.
The first place trophies went to John Works, Larry Roy, Mike Bailey, Dave Shuberg, and Carl Evans. There is also a prize for the most honest team, but two teams tied for this highest score. With a toss of the coin, the team of Patrick Cull, Eric and John Albin, Eric J, and Tony Eliason came up with the title of "Most Honest Team."
After the tourney, Caroline Works and her helpers served a wonderful hot dog lunch with baked beans and macaroni salad with chips and cookies. There is always a supply of beer, pop, and water to choose from for your beverage with lunch. Then the names of the players are drawn one at a time to receive the donated prizes.
Everyone lines up to get their fill with the wonderful picnic style lunch...
The donated prizes are then passed out through a lottery of drawn names. There were lots of wonderful prizes ranging from hats and tee shirts to loads of gravel and a half hour massage.
Kevin Stipps, event organizer, doesn't eat until all the prizes are passed out.
Another 4th of July Golf Tournament is in the history books. See you next year!
One of the more interesting birds to observe on Beaver Island is found nesting on the top of the microwave tower on Sloptown Road across the road from the former K+K Farm and on the road in front of the Mike and Susie Myers property. If you sit and listen, you will here the many different voices coming from the nest. If you wait just a little longer than you had planned to wait, one of the osprey mates will deliver food to the nest. You have to be quiet and you have to be patient, but this will be rewarded by one of the great things from Mother Nature direct to you, the observer.
I'm not so quick to give my opinion as I get older, but with six months of the year past us, I felt the necessity to make a few statements.
If you see someone doing something that is completely unsafe, PLEASE take the time and exert the effort to say something to this person. You may get a few four letter words sent in your direction, but the consequences of the unsafe behavior can be much more lasting that these few words, and it may just make the person stop and think about what they are doing. Thank you for being safe on the 4th of July weekend!
Next, I want to express my appreciation to the Beaver Island Community School Board and Administration for being so punctual in getting BINN the minutes of meetings and the budget information. Thank you very much!
Next, if you want me to do any video work for you for advertisement or documentation, I am more than willing to do it. If your activity takes place at the Beaver Island Community Center, and is not open to the public without a fee, you will have to provide me with a written request in advance, so I can cover the bases with all the legalities.
Last, I want to express my appreciation for all the work of the Airport Committee. Every single member of that committee has gone above and beyond for the benefit of the entire Island, not just for one township or the other. The last airport meeting on June 23, 2010, was eye-opening at the amount of work that is and has been done. Thank you particularly to Don Vyse, who has the record for the shortest time between the meeting and the minutes being presented to BINN. Don beat any other governmental agency, committee, or board in his timeliness and completeness. Thank you, Don and all members of the airport committee!!
Are you a practical jokester? You are in luck!
Sunday, July 4 th from 12:30 to 2:00 pm and from 3:00 to– 4:30 pm YOU can have that special someone ARRESTED by THE BEAVER ISLAND KEYSTONE KOPS! Visit the kiosk located across from Powers Hardware, give us the information needed, pay $10 and we will have that special person arrested, stylishly dressed in the latest black and white fashions, paraded through town on a BI paddy wagon (golf cart with a not so fancy siren) and placed in the ever modern Beaver Island Jail. Our fair and balanced judges will decide their bail amount, give them a phone and have them call for help and bail money.
As a courtesy, bread and water will be provided.
This is a fundraising event with all proceeds going to the Cottage for Karen project.
Bribes are encouraged …… ..the better the bribe the longer we'll hold ‘em.
Warrants can be sworn out prior to Sunday morning by contacting Judi Meister at 448-2963
Thomas M. Flynn, of Torrance Calif, passed away February 23, 2010. Tom married Eileen Gatliff on December 26, 1955, and she passed away in 2005. A graveside service will be 4:00 PM, Saturday, July 10th, at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Beaver Island. Father Pat Cawley will officiate. In lieu of gifts or flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society for lung cancer research or to Mt. Carmel High School, Chicago, IL. The Winchester Funeral Home in Charlevoix is serving the family.
Thursday July1st RIBS ARE BACK!
Our famous, best ever baby back ribs, Tender & Tasty...YUM!
Friday July 2nd & Saturday July 3rd PERCH & WHITE FISH
Yellow Lake Perch and locally caught Fresh White fish, lightly breaded...never battered, by the basket, or as a dinner.
PLUS, all weekend, we will be serving FATOOSH a traditional Arabic salad, with a fresh parsley-mint dressing. FULL MENU AVAILABLE TOO.
Sunday July 4th HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY
AND A Bloody Mary Bar, AND
a complimentary Hot Dog Buffet!
AND yes...you can see the FIREWORKS from Stoney/Danny's...the only thing you'll miss is the traffic and the crowd.
We'll have LIVE MUSIC Both Friday & Saturday
Friday enjoy Happy Hour Music from 5-8pm, with Danny & Danny at Danny's Pub...AND 'Rock & Roll' with Rigormortis, at 9pm. Also Friday, we will have a 50/50 RAFFLE to benefit the Beaver Island AM Vets. Saturday enjoy music with Danny, Danny & Cindy from 8pm on.
FREE RIDES AVAILABLE...CALL 231-448-2560 231-448-2560 .
High Standards, Great Quality, Low Prices! Please join us.
Our best to you,
Liam & Marilyn Racine
Two publications are now past the planning stages and are out and available for this July 4th weekend. The first is the "Beaver Island, Self-Guided, Driving/Biking Tour" which features five tours that include short trails, historic sites, shopping locations, restaurant locations, and nature tours.
The second is called the "Beaver Island Guide to Trails and Wildlife." This guide is amazing in its completeness, particularly in relation to the trails and wildlife, making no distinction between those native species versus invasive species.
The timeliness of these publications should be applauded. The fact that each one sells for only $1 is also astounding with all the work that went into this. Way to go, Natural Resources and Eco-Tourism Commission!!!
(cable viewers will need to check their guide)
After airing on TV, the video will be available on the internet at:
Symposium Number I
June 28, 2010, Beaver Island Community Center
The Natural Resources and Eco-Tourism Commission (NRETC) hosted the symposium on June 28th at the Beaver Island Community Center to begin to discuss the future of the Beaver Island forests and wildlife resources. There were many excellent speakers and even though the weather did not allow the speaking to be completed in the morning, the speakers all arrived and all provided good information. The speakers were scheduled from 9-12, but the planes weren't flying, so one speaker ended up speaking after lunch. Then those present, speakers and audience, discussed forest and wildlife management objectives for Beaver Island. There were many different opinions expressed, and the NRETC will have quite a bit of work to compile and analyze the acquired information.
Video pan from control booth of the audience in the morning
Welcome, Keynote Address -- Eric R. Myers
Our Forest of the Future / Effects of Land Management Decisions on Our Forests
Forest Succession and Sustainability Eric R. Myers -- Ph.D. Forestry, MSU
Unique Communities and Invasive Species Phyllis Higman -- MI Natural Features Inventory
Private Land Management ( Forest Management and Conservation Easements) Tom Bailey -- Little Traverse Conservancy
Land Management Decisions and Wildlife: A look at four important game species and management options for landowners. Eric Ellis -- Conservation Resource Alliance
Song Birds and Eco-Tourism Kay Charter -- Saving Birds thru Habitat
Our Beaver Island Forests Today- Beaver Island Forest Resources – Past Impacts, Current Conditions and the Future Brian Mastenbrook -- MI DNRE
Brian Mastenbrook was delayed due to planes not flying, but he took the boat and was able to present after lunch.
Scheduled for the afternoon included round table discussions wheres pecific questions were discussed in groups. The overall objective was to begin a dialog on working to reach island consensus for Beaver Island forests and wildlife. After the round table discussions each group was to present their conclusions and generate new questions. There was also a panel discussion by experts on issues raised including discussion of the questions from the roundtable and most importantly the "Where do we go from here?" will be determined.
This day was sponsored in part by: The Beaver Island Association, The Beaver Island Wildlife Club, Island Airways, and Peaine Township.
(There are over four hours of video of this event, but it will have to wait until the holiday weekend is over before it is processed.)
The group of thirty people participated in the second mixed golf outing this past Sunday. The teams consisting of one male and one female played nine holes of golf in a Pinehurst format. This format is different than previous outings, but it met with a wonderous positive response from all participants in the event, so much so that it will also be the format used in the next outing in two weeks. The Pinehurst format allows both team members to drive on all holes from their respective tees. Then the players must switch balls for the second shot. After the players are lying two, a choice must be made as to which ball they will continue to play. If the ball they choose was last struck by the man, then the woman must hit next, and vice versa. It took a little getting used to, but most really enjoyed the format, and suggested that it allowed for lower scores for all teams if the ball could be kept in the fairway.
The winners of this event were Bob and Sandy Simpson with a score of 43. Tied for second and requiring a playoff, were Joe Moore and Annette Dashiell; and Frank Solle and Nels Worsfold. In fourth place with a score of 47 were Ron and Katie Wojan. There was a three way tie for fifth place.
The playoff hole was hole number one on the Beaver Island Golf Course. Frank got up on the tee box and boomed a tremendous drive down the right side of the fairway. Joe got up and hit a long ball down the middle left of the fairway. Nels got up on the ladies' tee and hit a nice ball down the middle. Annette did the same, but was a little shorter. Joe, being further away from the green, had to hit Annette's ball from about 150 yards out. Frank hit Nels ball from about 120 yards out. Both balls landed on the green, but Joe's shot landed about 24 inches from the flag. Nels and Frank got a par on the hole, but Joe and Annette got a birdie, taking the second place.
On Saturdays throughout the summer, local artists will be displaying arts and crafts items in the harbor area. You can find anything from candles to beaver-tooth neckless displayed as well as clothing.
Stop by on Saturdays from 10 until 2 and see what is available. It may change every week.
After successful completion of basic training in the Army, Brett Maudrie came home today, June 26, 2010, on the Beaver Islander. Here is some video of this occasion that was celebrated by many Islanders
Some of Brett's family had gone down to his graduation ceremony marking his successful completion of basic training, but many could not make it so they were waiting for him at the dock
Congratulations Brett!! Let us know what your next adventure in life will be!
The First Annual Beaver Island Bike Festival began at 9 a.m. this morning, June 26, 2010. There were two routes for those participating. One went all the the way to Iron Ore Bay. Both routes started at the Jewell Gillespie (public beach) Memorial Park, continued out to Whiskey Point and around Gull Harbor. The out of town area for both routes went out Donegal Bay Road to Allen's Lakeview and then the two groups took the Kuebler Trail to Protar's Tomb. From there both groups went to the Township Airport where water and snacks were available or the participants could go to Paradise Bay Coffee Shop for food. From the airport the participants in the longer route took West Side Road down to Iron Ore Bay and then back up East Side Road. The shorter group took the Old Fox Lake Road to Hannigan and across to the East Side Road. Both groups were to end at the Bill Wagner Campground for rest and a picnic lunch. Then they would peddle back to town to rest up for a cook-out and refreshments down at the public beach.
Good conversation, good individuals challenges, good bikers, registration and ready for the start of this adventure
The event begins
"Have a great ride!"
No injuries were reported along the routes. One group, although this was not a race, made the complete trip around the Island in less than three hours and were waiting for the picnic lunch at the Bill Wagner Campground. Others who finished the short route were headed back into town to get lunch at one of the restaurants. Obviously, no one thought that the routes would be completed so quickly. The thought was that riders would stop along the way and enjoy the atmosphere of the many great views along the routes.
(June 24, 2010, 10:20 a.m.) This does not reference a person, but it is the name of a tug-barge ship that is anchored out in Paradise Bay. The barge pulled into the harbor the evening of June 23, 2010, with its stern very low in the water. The harbormaster stated that the vessel was low in the water last evening, but the pumps were turned on early this morning. The picture below shows the stern of the barge to be quite low in the water still. This must put quite a weight on the bow of the tug. The second picture shows the stern of the tug is somewhat out of the water as well.
This is not the first time that this vessel has come into St. James Harbor with a problem. In the late 1980's this tug came into the harbor with an overturned barge. The American Girl helped to get the barge uprighted. However, during the process of uprighting the barge, a cable snapped and the recoiling cable hit the tug operator's father in the face. The newly formed Beaver Island EMS found themselves in a serious trauma situation and were paged to the Beaver Island Boat Dock with the ambulance arriving before the tug arrived. As the tug approached the BIBCO dock, it was coming in too fast, and it literally slammed into the dock. Beaver Island EMS, assisted by the Beaver Island Fire Department personnel, went aboard to treat the patient. With the help of the BIFD, the fully immobilized patient was off-loaded from the barge and transported to the hospital.
These pictures of the original overturned barge come from a collection of photographs taken by Phil Gregg and archived by Phyllis Moore on facebook.com:
The date of the previous emergency involving this ship was August 10. 1987, and was one of the first EMT emergencies after the second EMT class got licensed.
We can only hope that the current problems that this ship is having will not be cause for yet another emergency response by our local providers. Throughout the day, Mike Weede made two trips from his dock out to the tug and barge, leaving the barge at approximately 4:45 p.m. It would likely that Mike did some diving to see if the barge had a leak, attempt to locate it, and provide suggestions to the captain of the Gregory J Busch.
Video clip status of Gregory J Busch on 6/24/10
"The barge is not sinking...." Interview on 6/25/10 at approximately 8:30 a.m.
Update: The Gregory J Busch with repairs, either permanent or successful temporary repairs, must have been completed because the Gregory J Busch steamed out of the harbor this morning, June 25, 2010 at approximately 7:45 a.m.. Bon Voyage, to a familiar friend.....Safe Journeys.....See you when you return...
The 4th of July Golf Tournament is really on July 3rd. See poster for more information
This doe and fawn were photographed just before they crossed the Kings Highway from the front BIRHC parking lot toward Jim and Karen Wojan's home near the corner of Carlisle Road. The doe crossed the road after being startled by a vehicle turning the corner on the way to Donegal Danny's. The fawn was just behind the doe and just missed being hit by a second vehicle. The driver of the vehicle probably did not even know that fawn was there. Please keep your eyes wide open and do what you safely can do to avoid a car-deer collision!
Update on Eagles, Ospreys, and Loons
The eagles have added the Gull Harbor tree to their visits
The younger eagle decided to leave, but the nesting redwing blackbirds chased it to keep it away from the nest.
The adult eagle just moved closer to the tree trunk, and then flew off in a different direction from the younger eagle.
The ospreys have been taking turns guarding the nest. First this one came an perched on the highest point of the microwave tower.
Then the percher joined the mate in the nest, and the mate flew off in search of more food.
The loons are also very protective of their nest on Barney's Lake. Lowering itself down to the lowest profile makes the loon less visible on the nest.
When the assumed danger passes, the head and body are more visible.
The Health Department has supplied the Beaver Island Rural Health Center with
Shingles is a disease caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Once a person has had chickenpox, the virus can live, but remain inactive in certain nerve roots within your body for many years; if the virus becomes active again, usually later in life, it can cause shingles. About 1 in 5 people have shingles at some time in their life, impacting an estimated 2 million people in Michigan. It can occur at any age, but it is most common in people over the age of 50. It is uncommon to have shingles more than once, but about 1 in 50 people have shingles two or more times in their life.
A vaccine has been developed that can prevent you from developing shingles. The Herpes zoster vaccine was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States in 2006. Call the Beaver Island Rural Health Center 448-2275 if you qualify for the free vaccine and make an appointment.
Donna Kubic, RN, Managing Director
To make an appointment for a Wellness Screening, call the BI Rural Health Center - 448-2275
You can schedule a screening Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm , or after hours upon request. Beaver Island Health Wellness Screening Program is designed to emphasize the benefits of preventive medicine .
from Donna Kubic, RN, Managing Director
At approximately 9:35 a.m. on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, Beaver Island was hit hard by a storm that took down a tree near Font Lake and put a live power wire down on the Donegal Bay Road. The rain is literally coming "down in buckets" and the amount of rain is probably the most rain the Island has seen at one time. With quite a bit of rain coming down, two EMS personnel and the deputy were out protecting the general public while Chief Tim McDonough contacted Great Lakes to respond to the area. There appeared to be more than one power line that went down since the wind hit a tree and the tree took out a power pole.
All of our public safety organizations were present to make certain that no further emergency situations arose. Thanks to BIEMS, BIFD, and the CCSD deputy. And, of course, thank you to the Great Lakes crew for responding so quickly.
July 4, 2010 from 8:30 until noon at Holy Cross Parish Hall
The Beaver Island AMVETs hold this disposal ceremony every year. This year as well as past years have been held at the home of Doug and Jan Hartle. After the ceremony there is a picnic for any and all who wish to come join in the festivities.
As the AMVETS stand at parade rest, the ceremonial procedures are completed including preparation of the fire and a prayer by the chaplin.
The AMVETs stand at attendtion as the stripes are named for each of the first thirteen colonies.
There were approximately fifty people present for the ceremony, and the picnic followed while the rest of the flags were burned.
Below is the video of the whole ceremony for those interested as well as an announcement of the final approval for the Veteran's Memorial Park.
You don't want to miss going out to Donegal Bay one of these nights when you have some time. Approximately twenty people were out to visit Donegal Bay to watch the sunset on June 14, 2010. No one saw the 'green flash' that has been suggested can be seen here. Perhaps the weather conditions were not just right. Perhaps there were too few or too many clouds, but no green flash was recorded on this night.
Video clip of the sunset at Donegal Bay
On his way into town for a golf date at the Beaver Island Golf Course, Frank Solle saw this unusual bird in a tree along King's Highway. The bird waited for Frank to get his camera out and prepare for the photograph shown here.
Black Crowned Night Heron
Frank Solle identified this bird from his bird book, "'Sibley Guide to Birds' (published by the National Audubon Society in 2000, it is THE bird book) and found my little feathered friend. It is a Black-crowned Night-Heron, not normally found in our area, although rare occurrences have been noted around the Great Lakes area. The coloring, short tail, and overall shape leave little doubt as to its identity. The short, white stripe along the back just behind the head is actually a long, single plume that extends from the back of the head in adults," Frank wrote in an email. "The bird was spotted around 8:45 am this morning, on the west side of King's Highway, just south of the intersection with Paid Een Og's Rd."
Frank also wanted to capture the photograph of the tern at Barney's Lake fishing in that lake. Numerous attempts had been made by BINN to get a clear picture of the bird hitting the water and coming out. Frank set up his tripod and went to work. Here are the results of his patience and large lens on a camera on a tripod.
Pretty impressive pictures of a natural fisher, which is probably a common tern.
The Beaver Island Rural Health Center is raffling off a 2010 Crystal Red Metallic Chevrolet Cobalt. It comes loaded: cruise control, air conditioning, an AM/FM/CD player, keyless entry, remote start, all season tires, front and side airbags, a 2.2L, 4 cylinder 155 hp engine and automatic transmission. Tickets are $100 and are available at the Health Center, McDonough's Market and from any board member. A maximum of 600 will be sold.
Thanks to all who bought “Early Bird” tickets. The winner of the $1000 Early Bird Prize was Sally Lounsberry. The car drawing will once again take place on Labor Day, but at a new location: The Beaver Island Lodge at 7:30 PM. All proceeds from the raffle will go directly to supplementing the Health Center's operating budget.
As former editor and founder of Beaver Island News on the 'Net, Phyllis Moore has spent many hours taking photographs for the website. She is once more interested in taking pictures and has purchased a new point and shoot camera. She also took several pictures that we will share here.
This duck and ducklings spent quite a bit of time trying to get across the road near the post office and Lil Gregg's home. They would start to cross the road and a car would come along. The mother duck would coral and herd her ducklings back to the beginning point. Finally, after several attempts, the traffic was light enough for her to cross into the Gregg's yard. Lil was waiting on her back porch with some corn for the duck and ducklings.
Phyllis shot this photo through the storm door of her house on Carlisle Road. Apparently, Buddy, Jim and Karen Wojan's dog, was wondering down Carlisle Road at the same time that the deer was coming across the BIRHC parking lot. Buddy got one look at the deer and began heading quickly away from the deer down the Wojan driveway with his tail down, and when the deer decided to also go down the driveway, Buddy took off lickety split toward the Wojan house. This is the first case of a deer chasing a dog that BINN has heard about. We've heard about a dog-chasing-a-deer, but not about the opposite.
Out near Gull Harbor Phyllis got a picture of this Merganser with, count them...., eighteen of them. Quite a few, if in fact, they are all chicks from one duck. Someone quipped, "A duckling preschool."
Here Don Tritch, Doug Tilly, and Ivan Young work to put in some trap nets in the walleye pond.
Here are those that want to work toward improving the fisheries. This group, as reported previously on Beaver Island News on the ‘Net, had planted several thousand very small walleye fry into the walleye rearing pond that is kept and maintained on John Fogg's property near Barney's Lake. These firs ttwo pictures show them placing the nets in the walleye rearing pond.
Last year, the total number of small walleye taken from the rearing pond was low and only approximately 1500 were planted in the inland lakes. This year, the very first nets that were removed had more than last year. This means that the success rate has already more than doubled for this effort of the Beaver Island Wildlife Club.
Some of these walleye will be planted in Lake Geneserath and some will be planted in Fox Lake. There will be another net setting gathering this next weekend with, hopefully, yet another successful harvest of small walleye to continue the planting of this excellent sport fish in the Beaver Island inland lakes.
The walleye rearing pond and wench apparatus early on a Friday morning, 6:30 a.m. to be exact.
Don Tritsch brings buckets to fill the coolers with water while Jeff Powers sets out more coolers................Ivan fills the buckets while Doug Tilly gets ready to start on the lifting of the nets.
Moving the trap nets over toward the wench and getting ready to raise the nets using the wench.
Can you count the number of walleye fry in these two pictures? Lots and lots!
Unwanted..........different sizes of walleye fry
Lifting the second net....
Working hard to improve the fisheries of the inland lakes of Beaver Island...Thank you very much, Beaver Island Wildlife Club!
THURSDAY JULY 15TH
2:30 BOAT FROM CHARLEVOIX DAVE BOUTETTE
7-7:45 RED TAIL RING
8-8:45 BURTON'S GARDEN
9-10 PRISONERS OF PARADISE
10:15-11:15 SOWA BROTHERS
11:30-1AM FOUR FINGER FIVE
FRIDAY JULY 16TH
2:30 BOAT FROM CHARLEVOIX BLUE WATER RAMBLERS
5:30-6 RED TAIL RING
6:15-7 FOUR FINGER FIVE
7:15-8 KUNG FU RODEO
8:15-9 THE AFTERNOON ROUND
9:15-10:15 MIDTOWN UNDERGROUND
10;30-11:30 BLACK JAKE AND THE CARNIES
11:45-1 BLACK ROSE & THE DISCIPLES OF FUNK
SATURDAY JULY 17TH OPEN MIC 1-3
11:20 BOAT LEAVING BEAVER ISLAND RED TAIL RING
3-4 DAVE BOUTETTE
2-6 KIDS TIME
4:14-5 BLUE WATER RAMBLERS
5:15-6:15 THE AFTERNOON ROUND
6:30-7:30 BLACK JAKE AND THE CARNIES
7;45-8:45 BURTON'S GARDEN
10;45-11:45 BLACK ROSE AND THE DISCIPLES OF FUNK
12-1:30 MIDTOWN UNDERGROUND
SUNDAY JULY 18TH
11:20 BOAT FROM BEAVER ISLAND FUNDUBMENTALS
Several people have mentioned that when flying over Lake Michigan they have seen Beaver Island from the jet aircraft. On this sunny afternoon, the aircraft was seen in a unique position over Beaver Island. It's almost as if the new moon was pointing at the aircraft to make us believe these stories that have been told. Certainly, if we can see the aircraft, then the aircraft can see the island.
Obviously, this is not a flowering cedar, but is an excellent example of two species working together to accomplish something. What? No one knows, but if you are down by the yacht dock, take a look at the wild roses and the cedar making a beautiful hedge between the yacht dock and Whimsy.
June 30, 2010, was quite an interesting night. For some, the night will live on in infamy due to the poor showing and for others for playing an amazing round of golf. To give you an example, Ryan Smith got up on the second tee and hit a drive that landed on the green 300+ yards away. To add insult to injury, Ryan also hit a 50 foot putt to give his team an eagle. On the very next hole, Ryan's drive wasn't more than a foot off the green, just a chip and a putt away from a birdie, which, of course, Ryan's team successfully achieved. The team of Joe Moore and Howard Davis couldn't have had a poorer night at the game of golf. They shot a 45 for nine holes of golf, which is eight strokes more than their average. Bad night was had by Joe and Howard. So this allowed Ryan and Jeff a resounding lead in first place of over 22 points. It would seem that they would have to really have some very poor nights of golf to lose this kind of lead.
In the meantime, the battle seems to be more interesting for second place with Rob and Dan one point ahead of Ron and Bob, who are three points ahead of Francis and Larry with Joe and Howard one point behind them.
Next Wednesday is placement night with first playing second, third playing fourth, etc. The excitement will be in who moves into second place with first almost assuredly tied up by Ryan and Jeff.
The 1st place and 2nd place team going head to head, even up.
The other matches, although not as dramatic could really shuffle the order of 3rd place through 6th place.
Ivan and Buck (get 5 strokes) play Ron and Bob.
Francis and Larry (get 1 stroke) play Rob and Dan.
Frank and John (get 3 strokes) play Larry and Joe.
Bill and Bob (get 6 strokes) play Chuck and Earnie.
It could be a wild night with a lot of frustration with the handicap strokes given.
There were several interesting results this week in the men's Wednesday night golf league. The handicap league really is not very forgiving. A team has to be 'on' every single week because this handicap provides an opportunity for every team to "win once in a while." If your team is not 'on' for one particular night and the other team is playing very well, you can lose several points as well as your placement in the league standings. The handicap is 'fun' simply because it makes each team play their best.
"We played and tied the other team for score, but actually lost points because we lost one more hole than the other team," one player stated. "Another team won and gained a lot more points with a score that was much higher than ours. It isn't all about the total for nine holes. This makes it a more competitive game and gives each team a chance to win. If you never have a chance to win, it wouldn't be much fun."
Jeff and Ryan are in the lead in this league play with a nine point lead followed closely by Rob and Dan. The rest of the places from 2nd down to 6th are separated by a two point difference. This makes it quite easy for any team move up to second place very quickly. Larry and Joe are just two points out of second place. Howard and Joe are just four points out of second place. Ron and Bob, after having to give seven strokes handicap this week, are just six points out of second place. So there is an equal opportunity for any of these teams to move up in the standings.
Next week's matches could make a real difference in the standings with Rob and Dan giving Ron and Bob a competitive match if they are playing as well as they did this week. Frank and John could give Jeff and Ryan a really excellent competition next week if they play well. This editor thinks that the match between Howard and Joe against Buck and Ivan will be quite a competition, but friendly competition.
As more than one golfer stated last night after the games were over--"It's just a game, but a lot of fun."
The 77' two-masted schooner, Inland Seas , was built for ISEA in 1994 and was specially designed to accommodate Schoolship learning stations and up to 32 students (10 on overnight trips). (from Inland Seas Education Association website)
Recently, the Inland Seas took students over to Gull Island to study the gulls, but according to the website, the students did not go ashore due to the sensitive environment there. The vessel Inland Seas docked at the St. James Marine (Gillespie) dock two days in a row.
Inland Seas coming into the harbor....Inland Seas leaving the harbor....Inland Seas docked at St. James Marine dock
These two photos were taken by Ken Bruland on the night that the Inland Seas sailing vessel entered the harbor.
Please note that he captured water transportation, air transportation via seaplane, and the Whiskey Point all in one picture. Thank you, Ken!
This video was taken as the Inland Seas left the harbor, possibly enroute to Gull Island..
As plans are finalized for the ninth annual Baroque on Beaver Classical Music Festival, July 28 – August 1, musicians on the island are enthusiastic about rehearsing and performing in the Festival. Jayne Bailey, a member of the Festival Chorus, looks forward to singing with professional musicians under the direction of Kevin Simon, who will be returning to Beaver Island for the third year. “He is a choral director who makes it fun but also brings out the best in everyone. That is truly a gift,” Jayne said. She described the practices as “almost like a workshop - you get to be a better singer.”
The Festival Chorus is made up of approximately 30 singers, about two-thirds of whom are Beaver Islanders. Mr. Simon brings professional singers and soloists from his chorus in Saginaw. Jayne believes that many of the singers return each year because they enjoy working with Kevin and also because they love spending time on Beaver Island with friends that they have made here. Most of the musicians from off-island stay at the Brothers' Place during the festival; however, some artists, particularly those with families, stay in the homes of island residents. Several members of the orchestra have family connections to Beaver Island and enjoy returning each summer.
A newcomer to Beaver Island and to Baroque on Beaver, Sheri Richards is a native of Grand Rapids who has played the violin since she was four. Her musical career includes playing with numerous community orchestras and ensembles, most recently with the Grand String Quartet. Sheri began a Suzuki violin program at the Beaver Island Community School during the winter and will play violin in the Festival Orchestra this summer. She is excited about the opportunity to play in an orchestra for an intense, but short time. “Usually the commitment to an orchestra is for a long period of time. It will be a treat to be working as a serious musician every day – for a week!” she said. “Intense moments are few and far between in life, and I am really looking forward to those in store for me during this Baroque on Beaver week.”
Judi Meister, another talented Beaver Island musician, has participated in Baroque on Beaver in the past, as a member of the chorus and an accompanist at rehearsals. Now she serves on the board of the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association and sits in the front row of the concerts! She and Jayne were both hopeful that with so many talented singers on the island, more people would get involved in the Festival Chorus. Judi emphasized, “Love of good music is more important than formal training.” Both women encouraged island singers to join and guaranteed that they would have a great time! They agreed that the choral music this year is particularly exciting.
Anyone interested in participating in the Festival Chorus or Orchestra should contact Managing Director Zac Moore by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Penelope Crawford, Harpsichord – Baroque instrumental and vocal classics with Claudia Schmidt, Martha Guth, and Annie Crawford
*Ticketed event, reserved seating: Phone 231-448-2022 for information
A sampling of engaging selections from Mozart to Stravinsky performed by chamber ensembles and soloists
Family concert featuring pre- and post-concert activities including an Instrument Petting Zoo – fun for children of all ages!
Sections of the orchestra present baroque influence across the centuries, from Bach's 3rd Brandenburg Concerto to Mozart's Serenade no. 11 and Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks
Handel's Concerto Grosso, Opus 6 no. 11, Carissimi's Jephthe Oratorio, Shubert's Symphony no. 5 – offset by Barber's Knoxville Summer – presented by the Festival Chorus and Orchestra
Bach's Orchestral Suite no.1 in C, Copland's Old American Songs, plus the traditional Gaelic Blessing – a special Beaver Island finish to the Festival performed by the Festival Orchestra and Chorus
For more information about Baroque on Beaver – 2010 – Made in Michigan , please check the website www.baroqueonbeaver.org .
Daniel McDonough is the first Beaver Island artist on display at the Beaver Island District Library. His drawings are on display until the middle of July.
Here is a sample of some of the information that is available about Dan McDonough and his art:
Make certain that you stop by the district library and view the rest of Dan's magical cartooning.
Island Treasures Resale Shop is now open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 until 4:00. The volunteers will be there to accept" gently used, barely used, like new" items. We accept only seasonal clothing. Questions- call Donna at 448-2797. Thank you for supporting your Fire Department.
Summer isn't exactly here yet, but it sure has seemed that way. With some very hot days, the library was one place to cool off thanks to the air conditioning. Rainy days it's a great place to pass the time away while searching out all the videos, perusing the books and magazines, or just doodling around on the computers. Our number of visitors is growing every day!
Best seller books from the New York Times Best Seller List? How about The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest , by Stieg Larsson; The Help , by Kathryn Stockett; Dead in the Family , by Charlaine Harris; War , by Sebastian Junger; The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo , by Stieg Larsson; The Girl Who Played With Fire , by Stieg Larsson; Eat, Pray, Love , by Elizabeth Gilbert; . Three Cups of Tea , by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin; or The Last Lecture , by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow just to name a few of the titles we have at the library.
Want to watch a movie instead? How about Avatar ; Alice In Wonderland (with Johnny Depp); Life (narrated by David Attenborough); Blind Side ; Invictus (with Morgan Freeman); Sherlock Holmes ; The Hangover ; Wolfman ; The Hurt Locker ; Planet Earth ; or for the kids how about Shaun the Sheep ; The Princess and the Frog ; or Up .
Did you know you can dig up old bones at the library? Just log on to Ancestry from the library and begin your search. Need a bit of help? Just ask a librarian and she can set you up with the basic pedigree charts and family group sheets to start you on your way to climbing your family tree. What may start out as a little interest can quickly become a hobby and turn into an obsession. Who knows, you just may find out you're related to someone famous!
We have some very special events coming up in July so keep your eyes peeled for the signs. Story Hour will begin on July 7 th at 10:30 a.m. with Mrs. Connie Wojan!
Hot or cold and wet outside, stop in at the Beaver Island District Library and check something out! If you don't have one of our new library cards, we can easily remedy the situation AND it's absolutely painless!
On Thursday, July 15, 2010, from 4-7 pm, Dr. Marc Lame will be hosting a free varicose vein screening to raise awareness for venous disease and available treatment options, including the VNUS Closure ® procedure.
An estimated 25 million people in the United States have varicose veins. A leading cause of varicose veins is venous reflux disease caused by incompetent or “leaky” valves in the great saphenous vein running from ankle to groin in each leg. In addition to varicose veins, other symptoms may include leg pain, fatigue, swelling and skin ulceration. This condition can be progressive if left untreated and symptoms may worsen with time.
It is estimated that in America , 72% of women and 42% of men will experience varicose veins by the time they are in their 60s.
Peak incidence of venous insufficiency occurs in women aged 40 – 49 years and in men aged 70 – 79 years.
Common risk factors for varicose veins and venous reflux include multiple pregnancies, family history, obesity, and standing professions.
Dr Marc Lame is hosting this free screening event in order to educate the community about venous disease, risk factors, prevention, and treatment options. Varicose veins frequently force people to dramatically change their lifestyles, especially when they have standing professions and can no longer tolerate being on their feet all day.
Multiple treatment options are available for this condition. Patients with venous reflux disease can now be treated with the VNUS Closure procedure, a minimally invasive treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to treat the diseased vein. Patients treated with the VNUS Closure procedure typically resume their regular activities in approximately one day. Prior to the introduction of the VNUS Closure procedure, traditional treatment has been vein stripping surgery, which can result in significantly longer return to work recovery time. Patient satisfaction with the VNUS Closure procedure is high, with 95% of patients reporting that they would recommend the procedure to a friend. The procedure is widely embraced by physicians and is covered by most insurance companies.
Those interested in attending this free varicose vein screening event can contact
Charlevoix Surgeons at 231-547-2812 to make their free appointment.
Charlevoix Area Hospital's next “Wellness Wednesday” will be from 8 a.m.until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 7, 2010. The Wellness Wednesday Health Screens include: Total Cholesterol, HDL, ratio, and Glucose levels, Body Mass Index (BMI) score, Fat Percentage, and a Blood Pressure reading. No fasting required. However, if you are fasting an LDL and triglyceride reading can also be obtained. Cost for the service is $12. Participants will also receive a blood pressure log and pedometer as well as all test results at the time of the screen. A Registered Nurse will adapt health Consultation and educational materials to individual results. Appointments can be made in advance by calling the office of Community Health Education at Charlevoix Area Hospital :
We seem to have a mystery that we can't solve. Perhaps someone reading this will be able to provide information about the missing tape. Levi Connor videoed the meeting while the editor was off the Island for some family business. The first tape of the first hour seemed to disappear. Levi believes he left it by the side door near some stacked chairs, but when the editor checked the township hall, there was no tape to be found. If anyone has any information about the whereabouts of this tape, Beaver Island News on the 'Net will be most grateful for the information. We may even offer a reward to the person who returns the tape to us.
The nature walks are co-sponsored by the Beaver Island Historical Society and Central Michigan Biological Station. The price for each nature walk is $25 and includes lunch. The first one is on Saturday, June 19, 2010. You should be at CMU Bio Station at 9:00 a.m. Reservations are necessary, so please call Pinky Harmon at 448-2461. The first nature walk will be done by Ed Leuck and is entitled "Early Summer Wildflowers."
There are other nature walks planned. On July 3, 2010, Jeff Scofield and Nancy Seefeld will take guest on a nature walk to Barney's Lake. The mysteries of the dunes at Cable's Bay will be revealed by Beth Leuck on July 15, 2010. There will be an adult nature walk on July 21, 2010, and a child nature walk on July 22, 2010. Dan Benjamin will show people the secrets of the inland lakes on July 31, 2010.
Be sure to call for reservations and get in on these wonderful opportunities to learn about the natural surroundings right here on Beaver Island!
The Beaver Island Human Services Commission is hosting a health and human services fair this fall. The event will take place at Gregg Fellowship hall on September 16, 2010, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mark your calendars so that you do not miss out on this great opportunity to get in touch with a wealth of information aimed at improving your health, happiness, and well-being.
Editor's Note: The Human Services Commission is working to get a wide variety of mainland services introduced to the needs of Beaver Island, a part of Charlevoix County.
On May 21, 2010, Rick Speck, St. James Township Supervisor and Bob Tidmore, AMVETs, signed the agreement with Wolverine Power that will allow the construction of the Veterans Memorial Park at the old power plant site called the “Agreement to Develop Conservation Easement Property." The agreement states the Wolverine must approve the final plans before construction can commence. Fundraising for the project will now begin.
There will be three monuments. One will provide information on Post 46. One will salute the veterans who served in the armed forces, One will provide with the names of those from Beaver Island who died in the service of their country. There will be three flagpoles. Two will be 30 feet tall with a rotating service flag, and the center flag of 35 feet will have the American flag .
The AMVETs wo;; sell 4 x 8 bricks with the name, service dates, and service affiliation that will be in one of the three areas in front of the monuments. The AMVETs also are proposing to sell 8 x 8 bricks that will become the sidewalk to the memorial. These will be sold to any business, individual or organization that wishes to make a donation. The 4 x 8 bricks will be in the neighborhood of $50.00 each and the 8 x 8 will be around $100.00 each. If anyone wants to donate a flag pole or bench please let the AMVETs know.
The AMVETs will organize the fund raising structure this week and hopefully have it in place by Memorial Day . In the meantime if anyone has any questions they can e-mall the Post at email@example.com or write to them at Box 319 Beaver Island, MI 49782.
Men's Health Screening Day-will be scheduled this summer
JUMPSTART to Wellness Starts --starts now with no deadline
Chiropractor and Opthamologists Visit the Island -Chiropractor every other Friday
Aging Parents and the Legal Issues Telehealth Presentation- coming June 15th
Women golfers, mark your calendar for the annual Beaver Island Women's Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at the Beaver Island Golf Course. Teams of four golfers will compete in a scramble format, and all levels of golfers are welcome. There will be lots of fun individual contests as well.
Sign up in advance at the Golf Course as a team or individually to be added to a team. The fee to play is $20 which includes lunch at the course following the tournament. Sign in at 8:30 and the shotgun tournament starts at 9 a.m. For further information, contact Jean Carpenter, 448-2893, Sharon Scamehorn, 448-2641 or Sandy Birdsall , 448-2982.
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Thank You SO MUCH for supporting your Beaver Island Community Center !
We have another great year in store...stay tuned!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association Minutes
St. James Township Meeting Minutes
Beaver Island Community School Board Meeting Minutes
Joint Human Resources Commission Minutes (includes agenda when available) New Feature for 2010!