B. I. News on the 'Net, March 21-27, 2016

Easter Mass from Holy Cross

March 27, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

View Video of Easter Mass HERE

Easter Brunch at Gregg Fellowship Center

Approximately seventy-five (75) people from all three churches joined together on Easter Sunday morning for an Easter Brunch at the Gregg Fellowship Center. The new kitchen stove got its first use for making pancakes by John Runberg. Joe Moore scrambled eggs as usual. The wonderful sausage casserole made by Lil Gregg was also baked here. There were many dishes brought in by others including the vegan breakfast casserole, vegetarian salad, and frut salad, along with scrambled eggs, ham, sausage casserole, and hashrowns. A good feed was had by all, and all present could not go away hungry from this fantastic Easter Brunch.

View picturess of the event HERE

Holy Week Services

Beaver Island Christian Church

Good Friday Service 4:30 pm

Easter Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Easter Brunch 11:45 a.m.

Holy Cross Catholic Church

Palm Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Holy Thursday 7 p.m.

Good Friday "Stations" at noon, followed by services

Easter Vigil 8:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Lighthouse Fellowship

Easter Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Easter Vigil Mass from Holy Cross

March 26, 2016 at 8 p.m.

View Video HERE

The 52 Lists Project #13

by Cindy Ricksgers

Phyllis' Daily Weather

for March 27, 2016

The mystery of Easter is repeated in every newly growing leaf, bud and blade of grass. May this springtime remind you of God’s love. Wishing you a Happy Easter! It's spring weather outside too. Right now I'm showing a temperature of 35°, wind chill of 29°, wind at 7 mph from the SE, humidity is at 89%, pressure is falling from 1020 mb, and visibility is 9.4 miles. Today: Mostly cloudy. Rain in the afternoon. Patchy fog in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. Southeast winds at 10 mph. Tonight: Cloudy. Patchy fog in the evening. Rain in the evening, then a chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Light winds becoming north at 5 to 15 mph after midnight.

On this date of March 27, 1912 - The first cherry blossom trees were planted in Washington, DC. The trees were a gift from Japan.
Did you know that pearls melt in vinegar? Well, vinegar won't actually melt a pearl, but the acids will definitely dissolve one. Pearls are mostly calcium carbonate. Vinegar, which is mostly acetic acid, dissolves calcium carbonate over time. The same dissolution would occur if an egg were placed in a glass of vinegar and left to sit — the egg shell would disintegrate.

Word of the day: paschal (PAS-kuh l) which means 1) of or relating to Easter. 2) of or relating to Passover. 3) a pascal candle or candlestick. Paschal can be traced to the Aramaic term for "Passover." It entered English in the 1400s.

Easter Egg Hunt Activities

Gallery of Photos

Video available HERE

Beaver Island Robotics Team in Semi-Finals

March 26, 2016

 

BIRobot Wins Rookie Award

Good Friday Stations of the Cross and Service from Holy Cross

March 25, 2016

Video available HERE.

A Bit of a Cheat

by Cindy Ricksgers

Phyllis' Daily Weather

for March 26, 2016

Yesterday was a beautiful, blue sky, and LOTS of thawing. Today should be more of the same. Right now I'm showing 32°, windchill of 26°, wind is at 6 mph from the south, humidity is at 89%, pressure is at 1023 mb and rising, visibility is at 9.6 miles. Today: Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the morning. Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20% chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

On this date of March 26, 1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk announced a new vaccine that would prevent poliomyelitis.

Did you know that instant coffee was invented prior to 1901? In 1901, just-add-hot water "instant" coffee was invented by Japanese American chemist Satori Kato of Chicago. Kato was initially thought to be the inventor of the first soluble instant coffee after filing a patent in 1901 until it was realised that David Strang of Invercargill, New Zealand had invented the product two years earlier.

Word of the day: sophrosyne (suh-FROS-uh-nee) which means moderation; discretion; prudence. Sophrosyne stems from the Greek sṓphrōn meaning "prudent." It entered English in the late 1800s.

Thinking Ahead

by Cindy Ricksgers

Phyllis' Daily Weather

for March 25, 2016

Mother Nature got us pretty good yesterday - all day long - and left us, I'm sure, with a snicker along with lots of the white stuff. At least today is suppose to be clear. Right now it's 20°, windchill is at 12°, wind is at 7 mph from the NNE with gusts to 18 mph, humidity is at 86%, pressure is rising from 1015 mb, and visibility is at 9.9 miles. Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. Northwest winds at 10 mph shifting to the west with gusts to around 20 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. South winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.

On this date of March 25, 1965 - Martin Luther King Jr. led a group of 25,000 to the state capital in Montgomery, AL.

Did you know that all of the clocks in the movie 'Pulp Fiction' are fixed to 4:20?

Word of the day: vernissage (ver-nuh-SAHZH) which means a reception at a gallery for an artist whose show is about to open to the public. Vernissage comes from the French term of the same spelling, which translates literally as "a varnishing, touching up." It entered English in the early 1900s.

I'm Melting-ing-ing

The snow is still on some of the trees, but it has melted off many others. 3/25/16

Holy Thursday Service at 7 p.m., March 24, 2016

Mass including Passover and Washing of the Feet Video HERE

This mass was followed by a procession to the Convent where the chapel was set up to represent the Garden of Gethsemane, where all were invited to participate in adoration of the Eucharist.

Only nine new people viewed the Holy Week Holy Thursday Service, but that is nine more that were able to participate from afar. Overnight 130 video clips were viewed using 1.6 GB of bandwidth.

Another Northern Michigan Township Joins 25 Others

Passing a Resolution to Shutdown the Oil Pipeline Under the Straits

View Petoskey News Review Article HERE

Today's Rumor

Today's rumor is that one of the CCRC plow trucks got stuck. This prompted the school to close. This is a rumor because it has not been confirmed with any information coming from the school. An attempted phone call for confirmation was not answered. One look out the window would suggest that this closing is a good idea with four and a half inches on the level with drifting driven by strong winds. One place in the backyard today was drifted to fourteen inches. and this is a protected area.

Rumor confirmed via facebook message. Kids sent home at 10 a.m.

Phyllis' Daily Weather

for March 24, 2016

Nope, it certainly didn't miss us. It's here in full force. I'm showing 29° with a windchill of 14°, wind is at 24 mph from the east with gusts to 35 mph, humidity is at 94%, pressure is steady at 1015 mb and visibility is at .8 miles. Today: Areas of blowing snow this morning. Snow. Breezy. Highs in the upper 20s. Northeast winds 10 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph. Tonight: Snow in the evening, then chance of snow after midnight. Lows around 19°. North winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

On this date of March 24, 1721 - In Germany, Johann Sebastian Bach published the Six Brandenburg Concertos.

Did you know that the film 'Mary Poppins' was filmed entirely indoors?

Word of the day: kenspeckle (KEN-spek-uh l) which means conspicuous; easily seen or recognized. Kenspeckle is of uncertain origin, though it is comparable to the Norwegian term kjennespak meaning "quick at recognizing, literally, know-clever." It entered English in the early 1700s.

Timeout for Art: Making Time

by Cindy Ricksgers

BICS Holds Title I and Parent Meeting

March 23, 2016, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Video of this meeting HERE

(Posted at 8:15 p.m., 3/23/16)

BIBCO Adds Early Boat

Springtime, Fox Lake

by Cindy Ricksgers

Phyllis' Daily Weather

for March 23, 2016

Here we go again!

..WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM EDT THURSDAY... A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM EDT THURSDAY.
* SNOW WILL DEVELOP TOWARD THIS EVENING...WITH PERIODS OF SNOW THEN EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE ENDING THURSDAY NIGHT.
* HEAVIEST SNOWFALL RATES WILL OCCUR BETWEEN 8 PM TONIGHT THROUGH 8 PM THURSDAY. SNOW WILL FALL AT AN INCH PER HOUR AT TIMES.
* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 8 TO 13 INCHES ARE EXPECTED BETWEEN 8 PM TONIGHT AND 8 AM FRIDAY. SNOWFALL CONSISTENCY WILL BE WET/HEAVY AND WILL LIKELY BE DIFFICULT TO MOVE AND DRIVE THROUGH.
* LOOK FOR SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN VISIBILITY AT TIMES IN FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.
* POWER OUTAGES AND TREE DAMAGE ARE LIKELY DUE TO THE WEIGHT OF THE SNOW COMBINED WITH THE WIND. TRAVEL WILL BE DANGEROUS AT TIMES.

Right now I'm showing 29°, with a windchill of 20°, wind is at 10 mph from the NE, humidity is at 80%, pressure is rising from 1018 mb, and visibility is 8.6 miles. My guess: it'll start lightly snowing here around 10:30/11:00. Today: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Tonight: Chance of snow in the evening, then snow after midnight. Areas of blowing snow after midnight. Lows in the mid 20s. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph increasing to 40 mph after midnight.

On this date of March 23, 1880 - John Stevens patented the grain crushing mill. The mill increased flour production by 70 percent.

Did you know that the wheelbarrow was invented in China?

Word of the day: joie de vivre (zhwaduh VEE-vruh) which means a delight in being alive; keen, carefree enjoyment of living. Joie de vivre translates literally from French as "joy of living." It entered English in the late 1800s.

Eagle in the Harbor Area

There seems to be a lot more interesting birds in the harbor area this winter/spring than every before. More ducks, more eagles, and snowy owls have also been around the harbor area. This one was sitting in the tree at the house across from Wojan's..

View small gallery of pictures HERE

Easter Egg Hunt

Spring Break Fun

Historical Society Seeks Two Board Members

The Beaver Island Historical Society seeks to fill two seats on its Board of Trustees.  The selected trustees will serve until the Society’s Annual Meeting on August 18, 2016 at which time they may seek reelection.  The BIHS board typically meets 10 times per year to ensure the smooth running of its museums and programs. Interested candidates must be BIHS members; if you aren’t already a member, this can be easily accomplished by going to our website www.beaverislandhistory.org  or emailing bihistory@tds.net.  Persons interested becoming a BIHS board trustee should email a brief message explaining their interest and desire to serve by April 18, 2016 to bihistory@tds.net .  

BICS Parent Meeting

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm

Thank You for Pam Nicholas

April 2, 2016, 2-4 p.m. at Community Center Hangout

Community Meeting Regarding COA

March 30, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Community Center

Beaver Island Christian Church Newsletter 2016

Traveling

by Cindy Ricksgers

Phyllis' Daily Weather

for March 22, 2016

It's 31° outside this morning, feels like 26°, wind is from the ESE at 7 mph, humidity is at 85%. Today is going to be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow. Lows in the upper 20s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening.

On this date of March 22, 1457 - Gutenberg Bible became the first printed book.

Did you know that the Great Wall of China is approximately 3,995 miles long?

Word of the day: affinal (a-FAHYN-l, uh-FAHYN-l, AF-ahyn-l) which means related by or concerning marriage. Affinal shares a root with the word affinity in the Latin term affīnis meaning "a relative." It entered English around 1600.

Life at Corner #16

by Cindy Ricksgers

Some of the Music for the Celebration

The traditional musicians for the St. Patrick's Day Celebration, even though the day took place on Thursday, began on Friday night with music in all the bars, some at different times. Here is some music from Friday and Saturday, some at the Beachcomber and some at Donegal Danny's Pub. Rigormortis with Rich Scripps, Rich Gillespie, and Randy Osborne at the Beachcomber are shown here. Danny, Danny, Jim, and Edward are shown in the others.

Courtney's Pictures at Donegal Danny's

View Video of Some of the Music HERE

St. Patrick's Day Inside Games

The games inside the Shamrock have previously been livestreamed, but this year, that was not going to happen. The long afternoon did not make the videographer have enough energy to actually tear down and reset up the cameras and the equipment, so there would have to be another camera operator, and Deb Bousquet stepped up to take the video inside. Here is some video of the games inside as a continuation of the merriment of the special weekend on Beaver Island.

View Video of the Inside Games HERE

Phyllis' Daily Weather

for March 21, 2016

All that walking to take yesterdays pictures and video of the spring runoff made me sleep like the dead. It's 29° right now and feels like 22° with the northwest wind blowing at 7 mph and gusts to 17 mph, humidity is at 84%, pressure is steady at 1019 mb, and visibility is at 9.7 miles. Today: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s. Northwest winds from 5 to 15 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. Light winds.

On this date of March 21, 1965 - More than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began a march from Selma to Montgomery, AL.

Did you know that cats can jump up to 7 times their tail length?

Word of the day: smithereens (smith-uh-REENZ) which means small pieces; bits. Smithereens is a variant of smithers with the Irish diminutive suffix -een. It entered English in the 1820s.

Phyllis' Video of Spring Run-off

 


     

Links

Holocaust Survivor Martin Lowenberg

Video by Kaylyn Jones HERE

Airport Commission Meeting

April 4, 2015

View video of the meeting HERE

Emergency Services Authority

October 29, 2015

Video of this meeting HERE

November 24, 2015

Video of this meeting is HERE

January 28, 2016

Video of the meeting HERE

February 25, 2016

Video by Bob Hamil HERE

BIRHC Board Meeting

March 21, 2015

Link to video of the meeting HERE

Information from Our School

Beaver Island Community School Board Meeting Schedule

BICS Board Meeting Schedule 2015-16

 

BICS Board Meetings

September 14, 2015

Video HERE

November 9, 2015

View video of this meeting HERE

January 11, 2016

Video of the meeting is HERE

February 8, 2016

Video is available HERE

February 25, 2016

Video by Bob Hamil HERE

Anti-Bullying Presentation to BICS Parents

View presentation HERE

Peaine Township Meeting

October 14, 2015

View video of the meeting HERE

January 13, 2016

Video of Meeting HERE

January 21, 2016

View video of this short meeting HERE

February 10, 2016

Video available HERE

March 9, 2016

View Video of the Meeting Here

St. James Township Meeting Video

View video of the meeting HERE

December 2, 2015

View video of this meeting HERE

1/4/2016 at 7 p.m.

Video can be viewed HERE

January 6, 2016

Video HERE

January 20, 2016, at 1pm

View video of this meeting HERE

February 3, 2016

Video can be viewed HERE

March 2, 2016

Video of the meeting available HERE.

Beaver Island Community Center

BEAVER ISLAND COMMUNITY CENTER

At the Heart of a Good Community

FALL HOURS
Effective Tuesday, 9/8/15
CLOSED Labor Day, 9/7 Happy Holiday!!
M-F 9am-5pm
Sat 9am-9pm
Sun – CLOSED
231 448-2022
beaverislandcommunitycenter.org

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

Link to the Beaver Island Airport 10-year Plan

On the Beach of Beaver Island

You will need Quicktime or another music player to enjoy this link.

The music played in the Holy Cross Hall in the late 70's and early 80's, recorded for posterity and shared here.

When Santa Missed the Boat to Beaver Island

as read by Phil Gregg

Click HERE

Community Calendar

A completely new feature includes a monthly calendar for each month of the entire year of 2015. Please send me your events and they will be posted so others can schedule their events without conflict. Email your schedule of events to medic5740@gmail.com.

If you or your organization has an event you'd like posted on this Community Calendar, please contact me and I'll add it in.  Please try to get me the information as early as possible.

Meeting Minutes

The minutes of all public meetings will be posted

as soon as they are received.

News on the 'Net welcomes minutes to all public meetings. All organizations are welcome to submit meeting minutes for publication on this website. Please email them to medic5740@gmail.com.

Airport Committee Minutes

Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association Minutes

Beaver Island District Library Board Minutes

Peaine Township Board Minutes

BIRHC Board Meeting Minutes

St. James Township Meeting Minutes

Beaver Island Community School Board Meeting Minutes

Beaver Island Ecotourism Goals Draft, rev. 3, 19 Jan 2010

Beaver Island Natural Resources and Eco-Tourism Steering Committee Minutes

Beaver Island Transportation Authority Minutes

Joint Human Resources Commission Minutes

Waste Management Committee Minutes

Beaver Island Airport Commission Minutes New for 2011!

Subscriptions Expire

You can subscribe online by using PayPal and a credit card. Please click the link below if you wish to renew online:

RENEW

Sunday Drive to Show Spring Run-off

Phyllis' Shared Pictures

Spring Run-off on the East Side

Miller's Marsh

View Album of Pictures HERE

Video of the Water Below

 

Palm Sunday Mass from Holy Cross Church

Just less than eighty islanders and visitor attended Holy Cross Church this morning, March 20, 2016, for the Palm Sunday Service. The service began at Holy Cross Parish Hall followed by a procession from the hall to the church. The mass continued in the church. This is the beginning of the Holy Week Church Services with the Passion for the Gospel. This service was live streamed on the Internet at http://beaverisland.tv, as will be all of the Holy Week Services. Any additional 25 unique IP addresses viewed the mass with a total visitor count of 43. The following link will take you to the service with excerpts from the mass for this Palm Sunday 2016.

Mass video HERE

St. Patrick's Day Games 1 p.m. Saturday

The Beaver Island St. Patrick's Day Games took place on Saturday, March 19, 2016, beginning around 1 p.m. on the main drag down by the hardware store, the Erin Motel, the Shamrock and the Beaver Island Boat Company. Thanks go out to the Erin Motel for the Internet access and to the Chamber of Commerce for the back-up Internet connection. Thank you also to the Lakesports for use of their outside electricity. These games were live streamed on the Internet with the live feed beginning near noon and ending somewhere around 3:30 p.m. Seventy people or more viewed the live stream on the Internet today. There were 133 visits for viewing the live stream of the video for the games today.

There were the typical games today, which all started with the Shopping Cart Race. There were several stops along the way beginning with the tire run, dressing in required clothing as quickly as possible, passing the orange from under your chin without using your hands, guessing an item like in Pictionary, jumping rope, singing a song as a group into a microphone, picking a ping pong ball out of a nasty mixture, taking a green shot, then finishing with the cooperative four person ski walk. Here are some pictures of the Shopping Cart Race.

View album of pictures of the Shopping Cart Race HERE

Deb Bousquet's Shopping Cart Race Pictures HERE

Video of the Shopping Cart Race HERE

After the Shopping Cart Race, the traditional Fish Toss comes next. The grand champion of the event from last year was not present this year due to an injury in the family, so there were many opportunities for a new champion for the men. Holding on to a frozen fish, figuring out how best to send it flying, and then completing the process for the longest toss of the fish--at least, that is the idea.

View album of pictures of the Fish Toss HERE

Deb Bousquet's Fish Toss Pictures HERE

Video of the Fish Toss HERE

The last outside game is the Tug of War with the Hayseeders against Fish Chokers, and this year the participants were in equally matched for a while until the larger mass of one team won out.

View a few pictures of the Tug of War HERE

Deb Bousquet's Tug of War Pictures HERE

Video of the Tug of War HERE

Happy St. Patrick's Day

View small gallery of images HERE

CORNED BEEF DINNER BASKET WINNER ANNOUNCED



The Beaver Island Friends of Veterans held a raffle on a basket including all the goodies for a good old-fashioned corned beef dinner, a bottle of Jamison, Guinness and few Irish goodies on Friday, November 18. The drawing was held at 7:30 PM at Stoney Acres. The lucky winner of the basket was Joe Fredricks of Grand Rapids.

We would like to thank all who bought tickets on this basket.  The proceeds will be used to help sponsor the many projects the organization holds in the community.

Susie Fisher

Susie Fisher is currently in the hospital and not up to visitors, but I am sure she would appreciate a card or a prayer. She may be moved to another hospital when possible.

Mary "Susie" Fisher
c/o Lutheran Hospital
Room 357
7950 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Ft. Wayne, IN 46804

BICS at Model UN

Story and Pictures by Adam Richards

MAMUN stands for Mid-American Model United Nations. There are about 500 high school students from around the Great Lakes region. Schools have delegations of students representing countries, with individuals responsible for particular committees (environmental, science and technology, political, human rights, and more).

It takes 5-8 students to "have" a country. Some schools have 1 and others have several. Students have been researching their country/countries,, getting to know not only what they are like on a cultural and economic level, but also how they have interacted and continue to interact with other states on the international level. . Students research very challenging documents which are a result of real, past UN procedures. . Each committee handles four issues, as well as resolutions regarding these issues. . As the committees go about debating and discussing the resolutions. There are also many amendments that arise.- through the impetus of the delegates.

The students with me are seniors Zack Bousquet and Sarah Avery - both in their second year, juniors Simeon Richards and Tessa Jones - also second year, sophomore Forrest Avery - second year, and fresh woman Sveta Stebbins first year.

t is tough to succinctly describe what exactly the kids are doing today as they bounce back and forth between plenary sessions and crisis groups, but needless to say: it is intense and gives their advisor chills. I would elaborate on the ways in which their diligent concern for accuracy, alliance, (simulated) state sovereignty, and personal interaction coalesce into a team with an engine but,,,I think I will let them do that. My role here is to ask them questions, point things out, make some reminders, steer them, kick their (figurative) rumpusses a bit, and help them to feel oriented to what the heck is going on.

They are doing well. I am really, really proud of them. It is not uncommon to hear people say that Beaver Island kids don't get enough exposure to the mainland, and they don't know how to make it or how to interact with others. Hmmmm... Maybe it would be more accurate to say that, IF someone has high anxiety, the quaintness of BI might increase their uncomfortability with unfamiliarity... Idk.

What I DO know is that I just sat down after watching every single one of our Libyans caucusing, questioning, and straight-up schmoozing with the best of 'em. They're passing notes, wheeling and dealing, bickering with purpose, supporting, doubting, and scribbling furiously. You'd never believe that they were from an town with the same number of inhabitants as there are peers doing the same international politickin'. I am really really proud of them.

Great Video-A Real Tear Jerker

The Essence of Beaver Island

View on YouTube

Environmental Bacteria Across Lake Michigan

Michigan case of bacterial bloodstream infection matches cluster in Wisconsin

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has confirmed that a blood culture isolate from a Michigan resident matches an ongoing outbreak in Wisconsin. MDHHS was notified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the match on Friday, March 11. The Wisconsin outbreak consists of bloodstream infections caused by a bacteria called Elizabethkingia anophelis. The Michigan case resulted in the death of an older adult with underlying health conditions in West Michigan.

“Michigan has worked closely with the CDC and Wisconsin Health Department to alert our provider community about the Wisconsin outbreak and to ensure early recognition of potential cases in our state,” said Dr. Eden Wells, chief medical executive of the MDHHS. “Timely diagnosis is key to ensuring patients receive appropriate treatment, and we will continue to provide updates and guidance as additional information becomes available.”

Elizabethkingia is a genus of bacteria commonly found in the environment and has been detected in soil, river water and reservoirs. However, it rarely makes people sick. Illness associated with Elizabethkingia typically affects people with compromised immune systems or serious underlying health conditions. Most outbreaks associated with Elizabethkingia are healthcare-associated. There are few reports of community-acquired infections.

Elizabethkingia infections are often difficult to treat with antibiotics.  These bacteria tend to be resistant to many of the antibiotics physicians may use to treat infections, so early recognition of the bacteria is critical to ensure patients receive appropriate treatment. The signs and symptoms of illness that can result from exposure to the bacteria can include fever, shortness of breath, chills or cellulitis. Confirmation of the illness requires a laboratory test.

To date, the Wisconsin Division of Public Health has detected 54 cases of Elizabethkingia infection among patients located in southeastern and southern Wisconsin.  The majority of these individuals are over the age of 65 years, and all have had serious underlying health conditions.  Seventeen of the patients have died, but it has not yet been determined whether the deaths were caused by the bacterial infection, the patients’ underlying health conditions, or both.

After the call for cases from Wisconsin, the MDHHS sent a Health Alert to providers on February 8, which asked providers and laboratories to review records for Elizabethkingia specimens identified since January 1, 2014. On February 29, the MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories identified Elizabethkingia in a recently submitted blood sample. That isolate was then forwarded to CDC for additional testing. The MDHHS is facilitating medical record reviews and interviews.

The MDHHS will continue to work with the Wisconsin Division of Public Health and the CDC to identify the source of the bacteria. Providers and laboratories should continue to immediately report the isolation of Elizabethkingia to the MDHHS by calling 517-335-8165, and retain available isolates for confirmatory testing by MDHHS BOL and CDC.

For case counts and more information about the Wisconsin outbreak, visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/elizabethkingia.htm.

Holy Week Services

Beaver Island Christian Church

Good Friday Service 4:30 pm

Easter Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Easter Brunch 11:45 a.m.

Holy Cross Catholic Church

Palm Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Holy Thursday 7 p.m.

Good Friday "Stations" at noon, followed by services

Easter Vigil 8:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Lighthouse Fellowship

Easter Sunday 10:00 a.m.

 

Announcements/Ads

BIHS Schedule for 2016

HSC Meeting Dates

BIESA Meeting Schedule

BOBI

BOBI (BIDL Book Club)


CC Transit Bus Back to Monday-Friday

In an email, Bob Tidmore notified me that two new transit bus drivers have been hired and effective immediately, the transit bus is back on its Monday through Friday schedule.

Preparing the Community Calendar

BINN is beginning the preparations for the 2016 Beaver Island Community Calendar. The events that are already scheduled for the coming year will be gladly be posted on the calendar. Any organization that has dates can be posted, but they have to be sent to the editor. Joe Moore said, "I have to be aware of the activity in order to post information about the activity." Save your dates now, so there are fewer conflicts!

Bank Hours Change


Starting in January the Beaver Island Branch of Charlevoix State Bank will be starting their winter hours. The hours for January, February, March and April will be Tuesday and Friday from 9am until 2pm. The bank will be closed on January 1st for the New Years Day holiday.

Beach Rangers

Beach Rangers, now is the time to start walking the beaches and recording any dead birds, and fish found.   Recently found were 4 Red Neck Grebes on Donegal Bay. Contact me if you wish to participate and are willing to walk the beaches this fall.
Jacque, 448-2220

Organizations Wanting Dates on the Community Calendar

BINN sponsors a Community Calendar as a one-stop location for anyone to view the meetings, programs, and events taking place on Beaver Island. BINN just included the entire year of 2015 in this location. Events already planned for a specific week or date could be placed in this location, so that no one else schedules an event that might conflict with your meeting, program, or event. In order for the editor to place these meeting, programs, or events on the Community Calendar, that information has to be emailed to the editor at medic5740@gmail.com. Please get this information to the editor as soon as possible.

Airport Commission Regular Meeting Schedule

April 2

August 6

November 5

Talking Threads Quilt Guild WEDNESDAYS

Talking Threads Quilt Guild invites all quilters, sewers, knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners, and any other crafters to Peaine Township Hall on Wednesdays from 9:30 until noon. � Bring your projects, supplies, and enthusiasm. � Call Darlene at 448-2087 if you have questions , or just stop in on Wednesday.

Island Treasures Resale Shop

Island Treasures Resale Shop will start the winter schedule.  We will be open from noon until 4:00 Thursdays through Saturdays.

Open for shopping and donations

If you need help with your donation, call the shop at 448-2534

or Donna at 448-2797.

BIRHC Meeting Dates Set

The board of directors of the BIRHC has set these meetings for 2016:
All are Saturdays at 10 AM in the Community Room at the Center:

June 18

Sept 17

December 10 Annual Meeting

B I Christian Church Worship Leaders

9:30 a.m. service


Bible study

every Tuesday evening at 7:00; discussion led by pastor of the previous Sunday-

-Everyone welcome!! Bible study 7:00 - 8:00; coffee/dessert fellowship after Bible study.

Message to All B.I. Organizations

BINN is willing to post any and all events on the News on the 'Net website! There is one exception to this rule.

BI News on the 'Net cannot post your event if you don't send the information to BINN!

Auditor's Report for St. James Township

for Year Ending March 31, 2014

Thanks to Bob Tidmore for the link to this report.

 

 

 

Donate to the Food Pantry

Use this button below to donate to the Food Pantry.

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


Donate to the Live Streaming Project