B. I. News on the 'Net, November 19-25, 2007

Christmas Bazaar at Holy Cross

Sunday, November 18, 2007, from 1-3 p.m. Come check out the many talented Island crafters. There will be many display of Island goods. Come show your support for these talented people.

The bazaar was quite a busy place this Sunday. There was food, candy, jewelry, honey, bread, blankets, photographs, beaver and coyote hats and gloves, and much, much more.

The pace was hectic and the raffles continuous. Here Mary and Sandy raffle a scooter.

So much to see, but the Birthday calendar caught my eye, as did the huge wreath taller than the table.

Island Treasures Resale Shop Open

The first trip into the Island Treasures Resale Shop will surprise many who remember the old resale shop. The first thing noticed will be the temperature. It is toasty warm in the new one. The second thing noticed should be the many friendly helpers that are there to assist you. The third thing noticed should be the exceptional collection of different items including clothes, dishes, coffee tables, a compound bow, and many other items. Check it out! Call Donna Stambaugh for more information about helping out.

Thanksgiving Activities

This week's activities include a Thursday morning ecumenical church service at Holy Cross Church at 10 a.m. All three churches are normally represented with members from each participating in the service. The Community Choir also will sing at this service.

Thursday evening at 6 p.m., the Beaver Island Christian Church will host a Thanksgiving Dinner. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call Lil Gregg if you'd like to help out. 448-2305

AMVETS LADIES AUXILIARY – HOLIDAY

HAPPENINGS FOR THE KIDS!!

The AMVETS and Ladies Auxiliary will again host a Santa's Workshop at the Beaver Island Community School on Thursday, December 13 , to enable the kids to purchase affordably priced gifts for their families and friends. Older students and adults will be available to help the youngsters select and wrap their purchases. Notices will be sent home from school as a reminder of this great event.

Also, the Emerald Isle Motel, and the AMVETS and Ladies Auxiliary of Post #46 will again partner in the Annual Children's Christmas Party to be held on Saturday, December 15, 11:00 – 1:00 at the Emerald Isle Motel. Hot dogs, chips, cookies, ice cream and beverage will be served to the kids as well as their parents at no charge.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to hear the Christmas wish lists and pass out gifts to the kids. Pictures will be taken of each child with Santa and given to them with our Happy Holiday wishes.

We wish you all a HAPPY & SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON!!

Harvest Food and Supply Drive

The Women's Resource Center is requesting donations of food and other household items. These items are in a list on a separate page. Click the link that is below the picture. These items may be dropped off at the Christian Church.

Click here for a list of items needed for this great cause.

Beaver Island Trivia

Last Week's Question:

There was a framed newspaper article hanging in the entryway at the old Beaver Island Medical Center building, now the Governmental Center. This newspaper article referred to an appendectomy, removal of an appendix, performed by an Island doctor on a kitchen table. Can you tell me whose appendix was removed? (Can anyone tell me what happened to that article?)

This Week's Question:

Come on, history buffs!

Take a few moments and think about last week's question. That framed article hung in the medical center lobby for years. Take a stab at it. This one will be here for another week.

Here is a second trivia question:

Who is in this picture? This is a summer visitor to the Island just a few years ago. This could be a challenge for the older Islander.

The first correct answer will earn a gift subscription to News on the 'Net for the months of, December, January, and February for the person of your choice. Email your answers to medic5740@gmail.com.

New Feature: "Remember When"

Last Emerald Isle Run

Be sure to check the boat schedule for departure times from the Island. Sunday, November 18, 2007, had several people standing down on the dock for an 8:30 a.m. departure. The boat was not scheduled to leave until 11:30 a.m.

From BIBCO, Sheri Timsak

The last scheduled Emerald Isle run is December 14th, the Beaver Islander will finish the last week of our regularly scheduled runs.  The Emerald Isle will be going to dry dock for it's 5-year inspection.  Please remember this when scheduling vehicles and ordering freight.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  Thank you!

From Frank Solle

Snow'shroom

It is only on the most exact instances, when conditions are just
right - temperature, snow depth and wetness, barometric pressure . . .
that it is possible for the ever-so-rare snowshroom to pop it's
little head out of the surrounding white blanket. And then, it is even
more rare for a mere mortal to come upon one. Yet, so it was this
morning while walking my dog that I stumbled on this one and
only frozen fungi celebrating its long-awaited fruiting. And tasty?
Oh, my yes!

News from the Chamber

Outdoor Writers Group To Visit Island

During the first weekend in June your Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce and the Wildlife Club are going to host a visit by members of the Michigan Outdoor Writers Association (MOWA). This is a very important opportunity for the Beaver Island community. These writers, perhaps 100 or more, will publish Beaver Island stories over the next couple of years. The island marketing value, if purchased as advertising, will likely exceed $100,000.

Your Chamber of Commerce and some member businesses will subsidize the price the writers will pay to visit the island for their June conference. Additional Chamber marketing expenditures will focus on enticing members to come to Beaver Island . Our goal is to get as many MOWA members as possible to attend our meeting. I will attend MOWA's February meeting in Baldwin and have an opportunity to talk to the group about the Beaver Island experience.

The Wildlife Club will plan and guide a variety of island experiences for the writers to enjoy. The MOWA group is not all “hooks and bullets” as they say in the business. In addition to hunting and fishing members are also interested in a wide variety of outdoor and travel related activities. Wild flowers and kayaking as well whitetails and walleyes will be featured for these influential visitors.

This is the best Beaver Island market opportunity we have developed in the over seven years I have served. We didn't just get lucky my friends. This is the result of your financial commitment to the Chamber of Commerce. Get you membership renewal in today. Invite a friend to join our chamber. Individual Supporting Members are welcome. Join our partner the Beaver Island Wildlife Club. Thanks for supporting YOUR Chamber of Commerce.

Steve West, Executive Director

Complete Membership Renewal Information is on Line

Here is a convenient link to the 2008 Membership form.  http://www.beaverisland.org/2008-membership/index.html   Also included is a brief summary of how your dues are spent. Save your Chamber some postage. Print the forms and renew your membership today. Thanks for your consideration.

Island Snow Sticks after Clear Opening Day

The first snow to stay on the ground fell this past week. Most of the Island hunters wanted this snow to fall for the deer-hunting season on the 15th of November. The opening day did not have any snow, and, interestingly enough, a drive around the harbor area on the 16th and the 18th revealed very few deer being displayed. The only buck pole found was at the Emerald Isle Hotel near the public libary.

Friday morning's picture ....Sunday afternoon's picture

These two deer were hanging from that pole on Friday and a few more on Sunday. The trip around the harbor a second time showed the sign-up list for the "Big Buck contest" at the hardware store, but nothing in the way of a registry location for the deer that were taken.

While some people enjoy the hunt, others enjoyed a round of golf and this picture was taken on the fairway of hole #5.

It is obvious that there must have been many more deer killed on opening day and throughout the weekend. The deer were just not displayed like they have been in years past.

Click on the link to the right for some pictures by Phyllis and Andrea Moore of the snow. Snow pictures