It's A GIRL!

Philip Michael and Jessica Moore of Eatonville, Washington are excited to announce the arrival of their first child, Lillian Noel, who arrived on November 14th, 2006. "Lily", as her parents plan on calling her, weighed in at 7 1/2 pounds and is 19 inches long. According to the proud papa she also has red hair. Grandparents are Tom and Kathy Baker of Calumet, Michigan, Joe and Phyllis Moore of Beaver Island, great-grandparents are Phil and Lillian Gregg of Beaver Island and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Miller of Grand Marais, Michigan. Congratulations, Mike and Jessica!

It's A GIRL!

Michael, Erin and Susie are very proud to announce the arrival of their baby sister, Margaret Abigail on November 10th at the Charlevoix Area Hospital. Grandparents are Michael and Suzi Myers of Beaver Island and Madonna McCafferty of Beaver Island. The happy parents are Dan and Sarah McCafferty. Congratulations to the expanded McCafferty clan.

Desmond Patrick Currier 1924-2006

Desmond Patrick Currier, 82, of Charlevoix, and formerly of Bloomfield Village, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006, at Charlevoix Area Hospital.

Rite of Christian Burial will be held at noon Wednesday, Nov. 15, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Charlevoix. The Rev. Francis Partridge will officiate.

Desmond was born June 11, 1924, in Detroit, to Patrick James and Charlotte (O'Connor) Currier. He graduated from Campion Jesuit High School in Wisconsin in 1942. He earned a bachelor of science in both commerce and naval science from Notre Dame University.

Desmond served as an ensign in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

On April 19, 1949, he married Margaret I. “Peggy” Left in Petoskey. They made their home in Royal Oak, Newnan, Ga., Detroit and Bloomfield Village, where Desmond was the vice president of the Currier Lumber Company. Des retired in 1980, and he and Peggy moved permanently to their home in Charlevoix in 1982.

He was a member of the Notre Dame Alumni Association, Forest Lake Country Club in Bloomfield Hills and St. Mary's Church in Charlevoix.

Desmond is survived by his wife, Peggy, of Charlevoix; children, Margaret Irene (Richard) Tanghe of Troy, Charlotte Currier of Royal Oak, Maureen (Paul) Court of Chicago, Joseph Currier of Berkley, William (Maggie) Currier of Beverly Hills, Colleen Currier-Hart and Vincent (Kim) Currier, all of Charlevoix; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Colette Walsh of Beverly Hills, Clare (John) Schneider of Troy.

Desmond's brothers, Don, Vincent and Gerald, preceded him in death.

Burial will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Holy Cross Cemetery on Beaver Island. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Winchester Funeral Home in Charlevoix, where the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's School in Charlevoix, or to Holy Cross Church on Beaver Island.

Benefit Party

As many of you may or may not know, Johnny Paul Kenwabikise's daughter, Wendy has brain cancer.

Johnny will be traveling back and forth to visit Wendy and it was suggested that the Island hold a Fundraiser to help Johnny defray his travel expenses and to help out Wendy and her family at this time. Wendy is only 36 and has 5 children.

Johnny has had so much tragedy in his life with the untimely deaths of his four sons and now in addition to all of this, his son Simon may be shipped out to Iraq in a few weeks.

There will be a Benefit Party at :
Jerry LaFreniere's Garage
Saturday, November 18
7:00 p.m. - ??

Free Will Donation
Live Music

We would like everyone to attend but if you are unable to, a fund has been set up at Charlevoix State Bank; your check should be made out to the Kenwabikise Benefit Fund and can be dropped off at the bank here on the island or mail to:
Charlevoix State Bank
111 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Debbie Robert
P.O. Box 78
Beaver Island, MI 49782

To date we have the following for Auction:

Two Night Stay at Grand Traverse Resort/Casino
One Nght Stay at AmericInn in Charlevoix
Round Trip Plane Tickets (Beaver Island/Charlevoix)
Skip Duhamel's Jewelry

There will also be a 50/50 Raffle and other prizes!

Jerry says "Don't forget to bring your checkbooks on the 18th!"

Many thanks to those who have already sent a donation and for the gen

Thanksgiving Dinner

Beaver Island Christian Church

November 23, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.

Come as you are

Everyone Welcome

Bring a dish to pass if you wish - salad, veggie or dessert

Christmas Bazaar

Sunday, November 19th

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Holy Cross Parish Hall

Chili and Hotdogs, Baked Goods, Candy, Cake Walk, Raffles

There will be NO white elephant table

For more information contact Sandy LoDico at 231-448-2004 or email

Cookie Carnival

Beaver Island Christian Church

December 14th, 2006

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Everyone Welcome

Come, try our samples

(If you would like to order several dozen Nutmeg Logs, please calll Lil Gregg 448-2305 by December 10th)