B. I. News on the 'Net, November 6-19, 2017

BOAT DELAY & CANCELLATIONS

 

NOTICE: All departures have been cancelled due to weather for today, 11/19/17

We will be making (2) boat trips tomorrow, with the following departures:

11/20/17 – Departing Beaver Island @ 7:15 am

11/20/17 – Departing Charlevoix @ 9:30 am

11/20/17 – Departing Beaver Island @ 11:45 am

11/20/17 – Departing Charlevoix @ 2:00 pm

*Weather Permitting* 

Please check here for the latest boat delays and cancellations. 

Island Treasures Resale Shop

November 24, 2017

We want to welcome you to Island Treasures Resale Shop for our Black Friday Shopping Day on November 24 from noon until 4:00. Cookies and coffee will be available. All Christmas themed items such as decorations, cards, shirts, and trees will be offered at half price !

Island Summit Final Reports

The Island Summit took place down at the CMU Biological Center on the east side of Beaver Island this past September from the 23-25. There were participants from twelve Great Lakes islands. These are the reports from that summit.

Short Summary

Complete Report

Phyllis' Daily Weather

November 19, 2017

There's a sprinkling of white stuff on the ground this morning. It's just a tiny bit that may grow some as the day wears on. Right now I'm showing 32° with a wind chill of 20°, cloudy skies, humidity is at 69%, pressure is rising from 29.76 inches, wind is from the WNW at 13 mph with gusts to 25 mph. and visibility is 9 miles.
WINTER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM TODAY
TODAY: Periods of snow showers in the morning then scattered snow showers in the afternoon. Breezy. Total daytime snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Highs around 30°. Northwest winds 10 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers in the evening then isolated snow showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 20s. West winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
MARINE REPORT Gale Warning in effect until 7 am EST this morning
TODAY: Northwest wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots. Periods of snow showers early in the morning, then scattered snow showers in the afternoon. Waves 4 to 7 feet subsiding to 4 to 6 feet in the afternoon.
TONIGHT: West wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Isolated snow showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet.

ON THIS DATE of November 19, 1928 - "Time" magazine presented its cover in color for the first time. The subject was Japanese Emperor Hirohito.

DID YOU KNOW THAT the Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific? Comparing the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. ... The South Atlantic gets saltier and the excess freshwater is carried into the Indian and ultimately to the Pacific Ocean by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Both routes of water vapor, from the North Atlantic and from the South Atlantic, make for a salty Atlantic.

WORD OF THE DAY: macaronic (mak-uh-RON-ik) which means:
1) composed of a mixture of languages.
2) composed of or characterized by Latin words mixed with vernacular words or non-Latin words given Latin endings.
3) mixed; jumbled.
Macaronic verse—it can scarcely be called poetry—is associated especially with medieval universities, in which the various “nations” of students, e.g., English, Welsh, Scots, Picards, Normans, Paduans, Milanese, etc., all listened to lectures delivered in Latin and asked and answered questions in Latin. Such bilingualism, more or less fluent, invites bilingual puns and, sad to say, scurrilous verse. Perhaps the most popular macaronic verse in the contemporary United States is the Carmina Burana, a collection of 254 mostly bawdy and irreverent poems dating from the 11th or 12th century, from Benediktbeuern in Bavaria. The carmina were written in Medieval Latin, Middle High German, Old French, or a mélange of Latin and the vernacular languages. The German composer and conductor Carl Orff (1895–1982), who was born in Munich, about 45 miles away from Benediktbeuern, set 24 of the carmina to music in 1936. Macaronic entered English in the early 17th century.

1950s Movie Film by Rogers Carlisle

(with no sound)

y Rogers Carlisle in the 1950s.  The editor found this video fascinating with little clips put together and then put on VHS tape.


This video is part of a digitizing project being completed by BINN Editor Joe Moore for the Beaver Island Historical Society.  To see this video of the history of Beaver Island is fascinating.  Many things are included.  Here is a list of some of the items from this video:


Ice harvest, Old cars being placed on the ice(the car bodies), Ice breaking, Trapping, Parade, Fall Colors, Hunting Birds, Deer, Squirrels in the Snow, Beaver trapping, Island businesses at the time, Ferry trip from Charlevoix to Beaver Island, Video of the harbor area from the water and on land,  a trip down the island, early fly-in,  and more.


Although there is no sound, the video spea


Editor’s note:  This video was actually filmed bks for itself.  It shows a time past, more than fifty years ago, of the island and some of the island activities.

View digitized VHS video from 1950s film HERE

SS Carl D. Bradley

The SS Carl D. Bradley was a self-unloading Great Lakes freighter that sank in a Lake Michigan storm on November 18, 1958. Of the 35 crew members, 33 died in the sinking and 23 were from the port town of Rogers City, Michigan. Frank Mays, one of the survivors of the sinking, came to Beaver Island and made a presentation up at the St. James Township Hall in 2014. On the anniversary of the sinking, BINN makes video of the presentation available to all.

View video of presentation HERE

Rod Nackerman and Katherine Ricksgers Interview by Robert Cole

This is another interview done by Robert Cole in the series of the Oral History Project. This intervirew took place at the Nackerman Farm house in 1995. The interesting parts of this interview include personal history and their relationship to the island, growing up here, and going to school here. This is part of the project of digitizing the video that is on VHS tapes at the BIHS.

View video of the interview HERE

Jack Coppens Interview by Robert Cole

Jack Coppens

This is another of a series of interviews completed by Robert Cole for the Beaver Island Historical Society from 1995. It is part of the oral history project. The VHS tapes are being digitized by BINN Editor Joe Moore for the historical society. As you can tell from the picture, the VHS video is degrading.

View video of the interview HERE

Clare Adkin Presentation on High Island and House of David

Clare Adkin

This presentation took place in 1994 with Phil Lange operating the video camera. There were lots of previously written statements debunked in this presentation based upon Clare Adkin research. The presentation contains lots of pictures as slides. This took place in the Holy Cross Parish Hall.

View video of this presentation HERE

Phyllis' Daily Weather

November 18, 2017

At least it's stopped raining for a bit. Mother Nature can't seem to get her act together and settle on one or the other - rain or snow. Right now it's 40°, humidity is 99%, pressure is steady at 29.54 inches, wind is at 3 mph from the north. and visibility is 7 miles.
TODAY: Cloudy. Areas of drizzle and isolated snow showers in the morning, then scattered rain showers, snow showers, and areas of drizzle in the afternoon. Patchy fog through the day. Highs in the upper 30s. Light winds becoming north 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow and rain showers in the evening, then scattered snow showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s.Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
MARINE REPORT: Gale Warning in effect from this afternoon through Sunday morning
TODAY: Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots becoming north 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots. Patchy fog and drizzle early in the morning, then scattered rain and snow showers. Waves 2 feet or less building to 4 to 6 feet.
TONIGHT: North wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots. Scattered rain and snow showers. Waves 4 to 7 feet.
SUNDAY DAYTIME: Northwest wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots. Scattered snow showers. Waves 4 to 6 feet.

ON THIS DATE of November 18, 1928 - The first successful sound-synchronized animated cartoon premiered in New York. It was Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie," starring Mickey Mouse.

DID YOU KNOW THAT months that start on a Sunday will always have a Friday the 13th?

WORD OF THE DAY: bumfuzzle (buhm-FUHZ-uh l) which means to confuse or fluster It entered the English language around 1900-1905. From bum-, probably from bamboozle (to deceive) + fuzzle (to confuse).

Most Important Legislation Signed by President Trump

This is the legislation that allows EMS providers to continue to provide a high level of care to emergency patients through administration of emergency drugs authorized by existing protocols and written physician orders

The Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 201,! H.R. 304, thanks to Congressmen Richard Hudson (R-NC) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) and Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), for shepherding this bill through the legislative process and ultimately into law.  Thanks also goes to the American College of Emergency Physicians and the National Association of EMS Physicians for their leadership in bringing this issue to the attention of Congress. Thanks also goes for the support of other national EMS organizations, including the American Ambulance Association, International Association of Fire Chiefs, International Association of Fire Fighters, and the Emergency Nurses Association for their support of H.R. 304.

Passage of this key legislation demonstrates the value of collaboration. The EMS profession came together to work with our Congressional leaders to protect emergency patients and EMS ability to appropriately care for them

BICS Weekly Bulletin

November 17, 2017

Update on Beaver Island Township Election

On November 8, 2017, Angel Welke and John Fiegen delivered signed petitions to the Charlevoix County Board requesting that the Board set an election for voters in Peaine and St. James Townships to decide whether or not to consolidate the two townships into one township. More than 50 signatures were included--about half from each township—which exceeds the number required under Michigan law. 

The petitions state that if voters approve consolidation, the new township would be named Beaver Island Township. The petitions also contained language that would maintain the townships’ current eight extra voted millages for services and their existing expiration dates. 

In a cover letter transmitting the petitions, Fiegen and Welke asked the county Board to set the consolidation election for May 8, 2018, the next election in the state’s Calendar of Election Dates.

Phyllis' Daily Weather

November 17, 2017

Well, at least now I know what my awful, sore throat has been for the past couple of weeks. The throat swab came back and it's thrush. Yes, I know mostly babies get it but I'm on of those lucky adults that meets several of the risk factors: weakened immunity (like cancer), diabetes, medications, and dry mouth from my denture. Gosh, I'm so lucky. If it isn't one thing it's another. As my friend, Sandy LoDico says, "you are a train wreck!" Boy, does she have me pegged. Guess that happens when you know someone over 50 years Anyhow, I now have special meds for this to take for the next week and then hopefully I'll be all better! I know, I know, TMI. Sorry about that!

Right now it's an invigorating 31°, feels like 21°, humidity is at 76%, pressure is steady at 30.20 inches, wind is from the SE at 10 mph, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain and snow showers in the afternoon. HIghs in the upper 30s. South winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
TONIGHT: Periods of rain showers. Lows in the upper 30s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph decreasing to 25 mph after midnight.
MARINE REPORT: Small Craft Advisory in effect through late tonight
TODAY: South wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Numerous showers in the afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less building to 2 to 4 feet in the morning.
TONIGHT: South wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Periods of showers. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

ON THIS DATE of November 17, 1968 - NBC cut away from the final minutes of a New York Jets-Oakland Raiders game to begin a TV special, "Heidi," on schedule. The Raiders came from behind to beat the Jets 43-32.

DID YOU KNOW THAT "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand and "lollipop" with your right?

WORD OF THE DAY: claque (klak) which means a group of persons hired to applaud an act or performer. Hired groups or squads to applaud actors and performers are nothing new. The Roman author Suetonius (75–150 a.d.) in his “Life of Nero” (chapter 20, in Lives of the Twelve Caesars) reports that Nero hired 5,000 young men and taught them three different kinds of applause to use in his performances. In Paris by the mid-19th century, claques were organized into “platoons” whose various “squads” were rehearsed to laugh, cry, comment on, and encourage the actors. The great conductor Arturo Toscanini (1867–1957) imposed discipline and decorum on audiences and was instrumental in suppressing claques. Claque entered English in the 19th century.

Circle M Begins New Kitchen Construction

Having been sick a few days and confined to the house, the editor first saw the changes taking place at the Circle M on a trip after picking up a package at the airport. There was something different up on that hill, and a quick stop and back up was in order.

Driving up the hill toward the Circle M, this is what was seen.

This is the normal view of the entrance, and it is still the same.

This is what seemed out of place.

The old Circle M kitchen had been torn off the back of the stone building, and this is waht was seen there now.

The foundation for the new kitchen, which is much larger than the old.

 

What Did You Say 69

by Joe Moore

What Did You Say 69
By Joe Moore


Thirty years of serving the island in EMS is a long time.  That’s a lot more than one hundred thousand hours.  For just a little less than fifteen years, I was the director of EMS.  That’s also more than a hundred thousand hours.  Now with some overlap of these positions, it might seem that that’s a lot of time to donate.  You are right.  Eventually, there had to be some pay involved.

Read the rest of the story HERE

Phyllis' Daily Weather

November 16, 2017

34° this morning although with the wind chill it feels like 19°, cloudy skies, humidity is at 87%, pressure is rising from 29.88 inches, wind is from the NW at 17 mph with gusts to 26 mph, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Mostly cloudy. Numerous rain showers and scattered snow showers in the morning. Breezy. Little or no snow accumulation. Highs n the mid 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 25 mph shifting to the north 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. NOrth winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the east after midnight. Gusts up to 25 mph.
MARINE REPORT: Gale Warning in effect until noon EST today
TODAY: North wind up to 30 knots with gusts to around 35 knots decreasing to 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots in the afternoon. Scattered showers early in the morning, then isolated rain and snow showers in the morning. Waves 6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
TONIGHT: East wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

ON THIS DATE of November 16, 1992 (from Wikipedia) Eric Lawes, while using a metal detector to search for a friend's lost hammer near Hoxne, Suffolk, England, discovers the Hoxne Hoard, the largest hoard of Roman silver and gold ever found in Britain, and the largest collection of 4th and 5th century coins found anywhere within the bounds of the former Roman Empire

The hoard consists of 14,865 Roman gold, silver, and bronze coins and approximately 200 items of silver tableware and gold jewellery. The objects are now in the British Museum in London, where the most important pieces and a selection of the rest are on permanent display. In 1993, the Treasure Valuation Committee valued the hoard at £1.75 million (today £3.27 million).

The hoard was buried as an oak box or small chest filled with items in precious metal, sorted mostly by type, with some in smaller wooden boxes and others in bags or wrapped in fabric. Remnants of the chest and fittings, such as hinges and locks, were recovered in the excavation. The coins of the hoard date it after AD 407, which coincides with the end of Britain as a Roman province. The owners and reasons for burial of the hoard are unknown, but it was carefully packed and the contents appear consistent with what a single very wealthy family might have owned. It is likely that the hoard represents only a part of the wealth of its owner, given the lack of large silver serving vessels and of some of the most common types of jewelry.

The Hoxne Hoard contains several rare and important objects, such as a gold body-chain and silver-gilt pepper-pots (piperatoria), including the Empress pepper pot. The hoard is also of particular archaeological significance because it was excavated by professional archaeologists with the items largely undisturbed and intact. The find helped to improve the relationship between metal detectorists and archaeologists, and influenced a change in English law regarding finds of treasure. (and here I am considering myself lucky if I can find two matching socks in the dryer)

DID YOU KNOW THAT The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were actress and actor Mary Kay and Johnny Stearns, starring themselves in a sitcom named, Mary Kay and Johnny. The show debuted in 1947, and ran for three years.

WORD OF THE DAY: scrimshank (SKRUM-shangk) whcih means to avoid one's obligations or share of work; shirk. The origin of scrimshank is uncertain. It was first recorded in the 1880s.

Life Among Strang Mormons- Shirley Gladish 1995

This presentation took place in 1995 in the Holy Cross Hall. The sound has a typical echo for that building, prior to anything being placed inside the hall to correct the issue. The presentation shows the maps and pictures of the time frame when the Strangite Mormons took over the island. Shirley Gladish showed and read lots of maps and letters and answered questions at the end.

(While the editor looked for and downloaded a couple of programs to help eliminate the echo from the hall, the filters degraded the audio so much that the original echo is better than the expensive filters that were used.)

View video of this presentation HERE

National Nurse Practitioner Week

November 12-18, 2017, is National Nurse Practitioner Week. BINN gives a shout-out to our two primary care providers who are both family nurse practitioners, FNPs Susan Solle and Carolyn Space.

Sue Solle..............Carolyn Space

Susan Jane Solle has been licensed in nursing since 1996. Carolyn Space has been licensed in nursing since 2015, based upon a license search on the State of Michigan website. Carolyn Space was also licensed as an EMT in 2000 and an EMT-Specialist in 2001.

Thank you for your service here on Beaver Island at the Beaver Island Rural Health Center!

BEAVER ISLAND BOAT COMPANY HONORS SENIOR CAPTAIN OF 47 YEARS


BEAVER ISLAND, MI - As the Beaver Island Boat Company (BIBCO) nears its last sail of the 2017 season, they recognize a crucial and beloved staff member on his retirement, Senior Captain Kevin McDonough, for his 47 years of dedicated service. 


McDonough starting working for the ferry service in 1970 and has been guiding BIBCO’s ferry safely across Lake Michigan in various weather conditions for 47 years. McDonough has seen BIBCO change through old and new ferries, from the South Shore and the Beaver Islander on to the Emerald Isle built in 1997.  McDonough was instrumental in ensuring the Emerald Isle was built as designed and he sailed her as Captain to every dry docking and through every one of her 20 years of service since then.  It is through his leadership as Senior Captain that the boat company’s vessels have been maintained in such pristine condition and that BIBCO is well respected by the USCG and the industry for their safe operations. 


McDonough, has always approached his challenges with resourceful ideas and has been committed to resolve any issues that may arise. He has helped keep the Beaver Island Boat Company on a steady course for years, through his dedication and loyal service as Senior Captain and ultimately to the island residents and its many visitors. 


“Kevin, we hope the best is yet to come for you in this next chapter of your life.  Enjoy your retirement fishing, gardening, hiking the island and most important of all, spending time with your family. Congratulations on a wonderful career, and best wishes.  It has been my pleasure to know you and to work with you.” (Margo Marks, President of Beaver Island Boat Company)

Stone Circle Presentation from 1988

This is another VHS tape that has been digitized for the BIHS by BINN Editor Joe Moore. This presentation was made back in 1988 in the old Beaver Island Community School. The presentation was supposed to be made by someone else, but Terry Bussey did an excellent job of reporting on her discovery down the island just south of the township airport. It's hard to imagine that this was almost thirty years ago.

Shirley Gladish introduced...................Terry Bussey presented.............Alvin LaFreniere concluded

View video of this presentation HERE

Phyllis' Daily Weather

November 15, 2017

Best of luck to all the deer hunters today as they traipse through the wet woods/fields to their special hunting shelters. Joe and I will stay in with our sore throats and think about them.

Right now it's 43°, raining, humidity is at 95%, pressure is falling from 29.82 inches, wind is from the SSE at 6 mph, and visibility is 3 miles.
TODAY: Rain showers. Patchy fog. Highs in the lower 40s. South winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
TONIGHT: Patchy fog in the evening. Rain showers in the evening, then rain showers and a chance of snow showers after midnight. Total nighttime snow accumulation could be up to an inch. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph increasing to 40 mph after midnight.
MARINE REPORT: Gale Warning in effect through Thursday morning
TODAY: South wind 10 to 20 knots becoming southwest 10 to 15 knots early in the evening. Gusts up to 30 knots. Rain showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet.
TONIGHT: Northwest wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots. Rain showers likely. Waves 6 to 9 feet.
THURSDAY MORNING: North wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots. Partly sunny. Waves 6 to 9 feet.

ON THIS DATE of November 15, 1939 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC.

DID YOU KNOW THAT if you were to spell out numbers, you would have to go to one thousand to find the letter "A". As long as you're not one of those people like me who says "a hundred" instead of "one hundred," and as long as you're counting in English. Cuatro/quattro/quatro/quatre is 4 in the romance languages. And acht is 8 in German & Dutch. I suppose you could count in Chinese and never get an a, or any other of the 26 letters in our alphabet, for that matter.

WORD OF THE DAY: attenuate (un-TEN-yoo-eyt) which means 1) to weaken or reduce in force, intensity, effect, quantity, or value. 2) to make thin; make slender or fine. The Latin verbs tenuāre “to make thin, slender, meager; rarefy” and its compound attenuāre “to make thin or weak; weaken, diminish” both occur in classical authors and are just about synonymous ( attenuāre seems to have slightly more emphasis on making weak or feeble). The root word is the Latin adjective tenuis “thin,” from the very common Proto-Indo-European root ten- “stretch” ( tenuis thus means “stretched out”), appearing in Latin tendere “to stretch” (and source of English tend), Latin tener “soft, delicate” (the source, through French of English tender) and Germanic (English) thin. Attenuate entered English in the 16th century.

Excerpts from Museum Week 2006

Butch Ramsey...........Doris Larsen

"Skip" Duhamel.............Mike Weede

View video clips of this HERE

Commercial Fishing Aboard the Shirley K

With Ed Maudrie in 1995

This is another VHS video tape that the BIHS gave me permission to digitize and post on Beaver Island News on the 'Net. BINN also received verbal permission from the family. This was a BIHS tape.

View the video HERE

Christian Church Bulletin

November 12, 2017

Peaine Township Meeting Minutes

November 8, 2017

Yesterday....Today

by Cindy Ricksgers

Cayuga Visits

by Dick Burris


Cayuga;-C
My first visit to the shipwreck Cayuga was in 1967, I had only been diving for a year, and anxious to explore the shipwrecks in the arpelago. There was a story about this Shipwreck going around,that there had been an an attempt to raise it, and that the lifting equipment was left there after an ill faded attempt to raise the vessel.
The fascination of viewing this fabled vessel was a driving quest for me, as I'm sure it was for any of the few of at that time sports divers. The new breed of sport divers were inspired by "Sea Hunt" and  Jacques-Yves Cousteau's adventures on the TV screens.
I found one of the Charlevoix divers that someone had told me had been on the Cayuga, and he volunteered a "range", also depth of water on the site. The range being, (in line with the east side of "Ile Aux Galets", an island lighthouse tower, to seven mile point on the mainland; then in the only 100' deep basin on that range). I did have a sounder that indicated a huge image as we were above the Cayuga. I used this range and water depth for years, until (Loran, and later GPS} was available for small craft. I attempted to leave marker buoys on it a few times, but they were directly in the shipping channel, and we're always ripped off by merchant vessels.
Anchoring my boat upwind of the vessel, and drifting across it, gave me a direct drop to the vessel deck. Sometimes I made this dive trip alone, and did make my dives alone on it; sometimes hearing passing ships above, and hoping that I didn't meet my boat coming down as I was ascending to the surface. Now days with Autopilot systems; it is imperative to have a "watch" on dive boats in this area, standing by with radio to deter oncoming ships.
Many times recently, ships would be bearing down on us, on a collision course; and we'd have to key the Mic and say, "SAFETY CHECK; we are the small vessel anchored ahead of you, south of Skillagalee; could you please turn to miss us?" Answer sometimes,"You are an the shipping channel please clear our way"; back again, "We have divers below; being the shipping channel is why there is a shipwreck,and your passing could kill them."  Answer; " OK Roger." Then the bow of the vessel would veer to miss us. One time a close encounter as a ship was closing in, the reply was, "uh, what? OK". Then the ship altered course.
The initial trips to the Cayuga revealed a majestic ship on the lake bottom leaning slightly to port, with a gash on the starboard side, that caused it's sinking; below that gash, on the bottom was the "stem" of the "Hurd" the ship that caused the sinking. A short distance abaft of this point, was the windlass from the Hurd.
At this point I must say, that the port side in later years has fallen to the bottom,  and no longer is standing proud. The anchor chains have been taken; what was once a structure is now rubble and machinery on the bottom.
The propeller was a "bolt on prop" that had replaced a solid one, because of a previous need to haul and replace the damaged one. As I dropped down through the stern hatch, I found two more replacement blades at two different levels.
Swimming to the bow, I noticed chains leading forward to "port and Starboard anchors" several yards forward from the vessel.
There were three large lifting pontoons on the sides of the wreck that were 13 feet in diameter by 25 feet long. There had been four, but in  a lifting accident the forth one apparently came loose and ripped a small gash in the port side of the wreck. I noticed the gash and wondered how it was made.
At the time of sinking it had a cargo of grain and flour; there are still traces of flour on the inside hull. The news story mentions the locals went afterward and collected much of the flour.
Laying a few yards off of the starboard side of the wreck is a barge, that had been a lifting device over the wreck by, (filling, then pumping out water) to create a lifting action; so that it could moved into shallow water, making it easier to float the shipwreck. Legend is that a "hard hat" diver is still beneath the barge. No one that I know has even seen the hose or evidence of a diver being there.
There still lies a triple expansion steam engine, in the stern of the ship; it still, and always will be there; as many of the deck winches, and windlass/capstan, now have fell to the bottom, due to deterioration of the structure.
This is one of the few shipwrecks that I've taken nothing from, except pictures and memories. Mostly because only the shallow ones are broken up dispersed and buried and the scattered parts lose their identity anyway.
I have taken many divers to this site, so they also could enjoy the historic essence of such a piece of history.
One time I took a small group out, (a free gratis) thing; my only restriction, that they were to take no souvenirs. We were taking off our dive gear after the dive, and one of them said, "look at the nice pulley I found down there!". I told him, "let me see"; he handed it to me, and I tossed back into the lake. He said, "What did you do that for?", I just said, "What did I tell you guys before we made this dive?"  He looked as if I had just slapped his face. This only proved that I'm not a nice guy after all.
My weigh belt fell off one time on the Cayuga. I had invented a quick "fasten and release'' device to my weigh belt. I bumped the device with my elbow and it dropped to the deck close below; luckily I grabbed it before I was about to float to the surface. I signaled my partner "Carol Linteau" that I was going to abort the dive at that point, and was going up; I waved her goodbye, and started to ascend. She elected at that point to go with me to the surface.
Having the weights in my hands threw my balance forward, and wanted to turn me upside down. So all I could do is to circle round and round to keep an upward position. I was sure that she thought I was (narked)
With a (dry suit), headed down would let the air in the suit go to the legs, and hold me in that position; which would make it hard to use the snorkel on the surface, unless I could breath with my feet.
I chose to abort  the dive, because if it happened again I most likely wouldn't be that lucky; and a "plan B" device was in the near future. 
Many years ago I took Bill McDonough with me to dive on the Cayuga. I missed the ship with my anchor, and hooked on the sunken barge that sunk close to it's port side.
   
Bill wanted to see what was on the bottom, and never had gone to this depth, So I told him he could follow the anchor line down, and never leave the line. Then I proceeded to cross over to the shipwreck and nearing the end of my time, I went back to the barge. There was Bill exploring the barge; stretching the anchor line to view the the entire thing. 
   
This impressed me, that he did as he was told; which expressed good parenting on the part of his parents. The islanders did know how to raise and disciplined their offspring.

Phyllis' Daily Weather

November 14, 2017

The sore throat is back in force and has also decided to visit Joe too. We are truly a pair LOL Oh well, it could be worse. Best of luck tomorrow morning for all the deer hunters! The weather isn't looking all that terrific, but hopefully it won't be a problem for any you you. Just stay safe!!

We're having a bit of a heat wave, it's 40° this morning, 86% humidity, pressure is steady at 30.26 inches, wind is from the SSE at 4 mph, visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the lower 40s. South winds at 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph increasing to 30 mph in the afternoon.
TONIGHT: Slight chance of rain showers in the eening then rain showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. South winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
MARINE REPORT: Small Craft Advisory in effect from noon EST today through Thursday morning
TODAY: South wind 10 to 15 knots. Gusts up to 25 knots in the late morning. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less building to 2 to 4 feet in the morning.
TONIGHT: South wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Rain showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet.

ON THIS DATE of November 14, 1889 - New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began an attempt to surpass the fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in less than 80 days. Bly succeeded by finishing the journey the following January in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes.

DID YOU KNOW THAT Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first U.S. president whose name contains all the letters from the word 'criminal.' The second? William Jefferson Clinton. (How many of you actually checked that one out? I'm curious)

WORD OF THE DAY: pneumatic (noo-MAT-ik) which means of or relating to air, gases, or wind. The Latin adjective pneumaticus “pertaining to air or wind” refers only to machines or devices powered or driven by wind. The Greek original, pneumatikόs, has many other meanings not in Latin, e.g., (as a neuter noun) a subtle substance or being; (of wine or food) causing flatulence or wind; breath, breathing, exhalation, and respiration; pertaining to the spirit or spirits, spiritual. Modern usage goes far beyond the Greek: practical pneumatic tires for bicycles (which maintain their shape by compressed air) were made toward the end of the 19th century. And the English man of letters Aldous Huxley (1894–1963) used pneumatic in his novel Brave New World (1932) in the sense of “bosomy, busty,” a sense that he likely invented. Pneumatic entered English in the 17th century.

St. James Board of Review Member Sought

ST JAMES TOWNSHIP
NOTICE OF NEED FOR BOARD OF REVIEW MEMBER

  • Citizens of St James Township please consider an appointment to the St James Township Board of Review.  
  • The township board would like to make the appointment at its December 6th, 2017 meeting.
  • The board meets three times per year.
  • Other current members of the BOR are Bob Tidmore and Julie Gillespie.  All terms are for 2 years and all terms expire in January of 2019.  

For more information contact:
Kathleen McNamara, Supervisor, St James Township 231.448.2014.  mcnamara.stjamestwp.bi@gmail.com 

St. James Special Meeting

November 14, 2017

Phyllis' Daily Weather

November 13, 2017

A rather wet Monday morning to begin the week. Another day that won't be too good for a picnic dinner, your paper plates won't blow away, but they'll be too soggy to hold your food. MIght be a good day to stay in with some cocoa or chai tea. Right now its 37°, feels like 34°, humidity is at 75%, pressure is steady at 30.37 inches, wind is from the west at 6 mph, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Scattered snow showers, patchy drizzle, and freezing drizzle in the morning, then patchy drizzle in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. Light winds.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Patchy drizzle and freezing drizzle in the evening. Lows in the lower 30s. Light winds.
MARINE REPORT:
TODAY: West wind 5 to 10 knots. Patchy fog early in the morning. Patchy freezing drizzle early in the morning. Patchy drizzle through the day. Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT: Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.

ON THIS DATE of November 13, 1789 - Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

DID YOU KNOW THAT some critters breathe through their rear end? From Cecil's Storehouse of Human Knowledge comes this: "Find the subject of butt-breathers fascinating? Then here's some more info: Dragonfly nymphs, which are aquatic, take water in through the rectum and absorb oxygen through gill-like structures in the hindgut. They can also travel by jet-propulsion by expelling a powerful stream of water from their rear end. Sea cucumbers, related to starfish, have elaborate respiratory trees branching from the end of the digestive tract, through which they breathe. They also use the anus in self defense. Some can shoot out sticky threads that can entangle an enemy. Others actually disembowel themselves when disturbed: they eject the digestive tract and respiratory tract from the anus. The innards crawl around by themselves for awhile outside the animal, and as they are sticky they can also entangle an attacker. The sea cucumber then blithely crawls off to regenerate its digestive tract."

WORD OF THE DAY: wastrel (WEY-struh l) which means 1) a wasteful person; spendthrift. 2) a. refuse; waste. b. a waif; abandoned child. c. an idler or good-for-nothing. Wastrel first appears at the end of the 16th century in the sense “something useless or worthless; waste”; by the end of the 18th century it had also come to mean “inferior piece of workmanship.” Its current sense “spendthrift, profligate” dates from the mid-19th century.

Christmas Bazaar

The Annual Christmas Bazaar was held at the Gregg Fellowship Center, Sunday, November 12, 2017. There were all kinds of gifts available from cards to candles to jewelry and coffee. Also, the Food Pantry had soups and coffee and lemonade as well as desserts for all those attending. This was on a donation basis. There were lots of attendees, and the many items available made shopping easy.

View a gallery of photos HERE

 

Mass from Holy Cross

November 12, 2017

Eleven unique IP addresses viewed the live stream of Mass today.

Father Jim and Jared...............Joan Banville was reader..............Father Jim read the Gospel

View video of the service HERE

Phyllis' Daily Weather

November 12, 2017

Yeppers, it's darn chilly and slippery out there. Right now it's 32°, humidity is at 98%, pressure is steady at 30.28 inches, wind is from the north (no numbers because it's presently calm), and visibility is 3 miles.
TODAY: Mostly cloudy. Areas of freezing drizzle with possible freezing rain and drizzle in the morning then a slight chance of drizzle and freezing drizzle in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s. Light winds.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog through the night. Slight chance of drizzle and freezing drizzle through the night. Lows in the lower 30s. Light winds.
MARINE REPORT:
TODAY: Northwest wind 5 to 10 knots early in the morning becoming variable 10 knots or less. Scattered showers, areas of drizzle and freezing drizzle early in the morning, then slight chance of drizzle and freezing drizzle in the morning. Chance of drizzle in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
TONIGHT: Light winds. Slight chance of drizzle and freezing drizzle. Waves 2 feet or less.

ON THIS DATE of November 12, 1840 - Sculptor Auguste Rodin was born in Paris. His most widely known works are "The Kiss" and "The Thinker."

DID YOU KNOW THAT the water of Angel Falls (the world's highest) in Venezuela drops 3,212 feet (979 meters). They are 15 times higher than Niagara Falls. Angel Falls is around 3,212 feet tall, while Niagara Falls is around 173 feet tall. That actually puts Angel Falls at 18.6 times higher than Niagara Falls.

WORD OF THE DAY: eurhythmic (yoo-RITH-mik) which means characterized by a pleasing rhythm; harmoniously ordered or proportioned. The English eurhythmic conflates two Greek adjectives: rhythmikόs meaning “set to time, rhythmical (movement)”; eurhythmόs, having the wider range of meanings “rhythmical, harmonious (in music, dancing, or song); regular (of a pulse); graceful, orderly (of a person).” The prefix eu- is from Greek eû, an adverbial use of the neuter singular of the adjective eǘs “good, brave, noble,” very common in epic poetry. Eurhythmic is restricted in English to harmony and proportion in architecture and to the system of exercise with music and dancing. Eurhythmic entered English in the 19th century for the architecture sense, and in the 20th century for the music and dancing sense.

Windy, Snowy Day

November 11, 2017

 

Veterans' Day Ceremony

With the nasty cold and windy weather, it was a pretty good idea to move the ceremony inside to the school gymnasium. Just how bad was it ooutside? Well, a quick trip to the Veteran's Memorial and a short video clip can show it better than the word descriptions.

 

Over sixty people braved the nasty weather to come to the school gym to watch the veterans provide the annual ceremony for Beaver Island veterans by Beaver Island veterans.

View small gallery of close-ups HERE

U. S. Flag in gymnasium

The attendees

Ron Stith welcomes everyone..............Quintan reads history.............Alvin LaFreniere reveals Islanders lost

Sheri Timsak leads "God Bless America".....Father Jim Siler leads prayer.......Paul Niehaus plays "Taps"........

View video of the short ceremony HERE

Beaver Island Helping Hands Dissolves Their Volunteer Service

 

After 21 years of service to the residents on Beaver Island the group known as Beaver Island Helping Hands will dissolve. At a recent meeting of remaining volunteers it was decided to discontinue service. Our client base has diminished greatly in the last few years.

The group was started in 1995 by Joyce Runberg and Pat Rowley. Together they arranged for a weekend training seminar provided by the Charlevoix Hospice and on May 22, 1996 a group of 11 residents formed the organization first known as Beaver Island Hospice. By mid June the volunteers had made 25 home visits.  It soon became apparent that our services needed to expand to include not only those who were terminally ill but others as well. Because of our isolation we needed to extend our services to anyone needing what we could offer--that’s when Helping Hands became a part of our title.

We maintained an educational shelf at the District Library; Care Notes at the BIRHC; a loan closet of equipment and medical supplies; and sent bereavement materials to those who lost a loved one. On many occasions we helped financially those residents that had to make frequent trips to the mainland for treatment. We were there to help in many little ways to bring comfort to those in need. We offered support, ran errands, took people for rides, offered respite for caregivers, read, wrote letters , played cards even walked a dog or two. We were strictly a “volunteer” group and functioned with donated funds only and the Island residents were generous—we are grateful. In 2004 we proudly accepted the Citizen of the Year Group Award from the Chamber of Commerce.

When Munson Home Health Care established a certified hospice on the Island the end of life care was delivered under the direction of Munson Hospice, we changed our name to Helping Hands only to continue to serve residents in need of other services.

We have had an extremely cooperative team who kept confidentiality a top priority. In recent years our list included: Joyce Runberg, Sandy LoDico, Loretta Slater, Muggs Bass, Sue Welke, Penny Young, Pam Grassmick, David Blanchard, Andy Kohls, Linda Wearn, Kathy Richards, Karen Whitecraft and Lois Williams.

The loan closet inventory will be donated to the BIRHC as well as the balance of our bank account. The monies will be kept in a separate fund to be used for clients who qualify for Helping Hands type services. If you are in need please contact Donna Kubic at BIRHC. If you wish to donate to this fund you may do so through the BIRHC. You may also designate how you want the monies used.

We say, “Good Bye and Thank You”, to all of you who allowed our lives to be enriched by serving you.

Submitted by Lois Williams
Secretary/Treasurer
Prepared October 30, 2017

Phyllis' Daily Weather

November 11, 2017

Thought for Today, Veteran's Day:

To those who have served our country,

Those of us who have not served will never fully understand the sacrifices you've made both in times of peace and of war. We will never fully understand what you were required to do or how you were able to do it. We will never fully understand the depth of your scars. But what we can offer you is this: We see you. We recognize your humanity. We send you love that is gentle, patient, and healing. With many blessings and gratitude, we ask that you remember you are loved. Most of all, we thank you!

Winter has arrived in all her glory on Beaver Island - white trees and slippery roads. Not really a good picnic at the beach day and the paper plates would blow away. At the present time, it's 27°, feels like 15°, cloudy skies, humidity is at 66%, pressure is falling from 30.41 inches, wind is from the SSE at 12 mph with gusts to 18 mph, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Cloudy. Isolated snow showers in the morning, then scattered snow showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 30s. South winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
TONIGHT: Cloudy. Scattered snow showers in the evening then a chance of light freezing rain, scattered rain showers and snow showers after midnight. Lows around 30°. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 40 mph decreasing to 25 mph after midnight.
MARINE REPORT: Gale Warning in effect through this afternoon
TODAY: South wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots. Scattered snow showers in the morning. Scattered showers in the afternoon. Waves 3 to 5 feet building to 4 to 6 feet in the morning.
TONIGHT: Southwest wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Numerous showers, snow showers and a chance of light freezing rain. Waves 3 to 5 feet.

ON THIS DATE of November 11, 1620 - The Mayflower Compact was signed by the 41 men on the Mayflower when they landed in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod. The compact called for "just and equal laws."

DID YOU KNOW THAT the deepest hole ever drilled by man is the Kola Superdeep Borehole, in Russia. It reached a depth of 12,261 meters (about 40,226 feet or 7.62 miles). It was drilled for scientific research and gave up some unexpected discoveries, one of which was a huge deposit of hydrogen - so massive that the mud coming from the hole was boiling with it.
The project was an attempt to reach the intersection of the mantle and the crust. Although it failed to reach that goal, it's been the most successful attempt thus far. The hole is actually a central shaft with several branches going out from it. The deepest of those branches is known as SG-3, and reached that depth in 1989 - 19 years after drilling began in 1970. The project continued with other branches until 1994. The main technical problem was that the temperatures encountered were higher than expected, so they couldn't adequately cool the drill. Also, the material properties of the rock at those temperatures and pressures was more plastic than solid, and holes would flow closed when they pulled the drill out to change the bit.

WORD OF THE DAY: fortitudinous (fawr-ti-TOOD-n-uh s) which means marked by bravery or courage; having or showing fortitude. The uncommon English adjective fortitudinous is more English than Latin. The Latin adjective fortis means “brave, strong, powerful,” both physically and mentally. The noun fortitūdo (inflectional stem fortitūdin-) is a derivative of the adjective; there is no Latin adjective fortitūdinōsus derived from the stem fortitūdin-. Fortitudinous entered English in the 18th century.

Ed Wojan Receives Award

With forty years of membership in the local realty association and the National Association of Realtors. The Realtor Emeritus designation is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a member by the National Association of Realtors. Anyone who has maintained membership in the National Association for a cumulative period of 40 years is eligible for the award, and our local realtor received the award. Ed first joined the National Association of Realtors in 1977, and his work in the Beaver Island community definitely shows his desire to help property owners and those looking to purchase property.

Ed Wojan providing input for the NRETC

Ed Wojan reporting on harbor property acquisition

These two pictures are just two examples of Ed Wojan working to help improve the community. Congratulations, Ed Wojan, on receiving your award!

BICS Calendars

November 2017

December 2017

January 2018

BICS Weekly Memo, 11/10/17

BICS Meeting Agenda

November 13, 2017

 

B I Transportation Authority Documents

Agenda and Notice Nov 14 2017 Regular Meeting

Oct 10 2017 reg meeting minutes draft

Oct 10, 2017 Beaver Island Transportation Authority Annual Meeting draft minutes

Phyllis' Daily Weather

November 10, 2017

It's a balmy 10° with a wind chill of -8°, cloudy skies, humidity is at 59%, pressure is rising from 30.56 inches, wind is from the NNE at 18 mph, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Partly sunny. Scattered snow showers in the morning. HIghs n the lower 20s. Northeast winds at 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the morning. Chance of snow 50%.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Light winds becoming south 5 to 15 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 35 mph.
MARINE REPORT: Small Craft Advisory in effect until 10 am EST this morning

... Gale Warning in effect from 3 am to 3 PM CST Saturday...

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Gale Warning, which is in effect from 3 am to 3 PM CST Saturday.

* Winds... south to 35 kt.

* Significant waves... to 11 ft.

* Occasional waves... to 14 ft.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Gale Warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or occurring. Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires experience and properly equipped vessels. It is highly recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe Harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions.

TODAY: Northeast wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots becoming east 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon, then becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots early in the evening. Scattered snow showers early in the morning. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 feet or less in the afternoon.

TONIGHT: South wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Isolated snow showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet.

ON THIS DATE of November 10, 1975 - The Edmund Fitzgerald, an ore-hauling ship, and its crew of 29 vanished during a storm in Lake Superior. Gordon LIghtfoot's lyrical tale of this event:

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they called 'gitche gumee'
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy
With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons more
Than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty
That good ship and crew was a bone to be chewed
When the gales of November came early

The ship was the pride of the American side
Coming back from some mill in Wisconsin
As the big freighters go, it was bigger than most
With a crew and good captain well seasoned
Concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms
When they left fully loaded for Cleveland
And later that night when the ship's bell rang
Could it be the north wind they'd been feelin'?

The wind in the wires made a tattle-tale sound
And a wave broke over the railing
And every man knew, as the captain did too,
T'was the witch of November come stealin'
The dawn came late and the breakfast had to wait
When the gales of November came slashin'
When afternoon came it was freezin' rain
In the face of a hurricane west wind

When suppertime came, the old cook came on deck sayin'
Fellas, it's too rough to feed ya
At seven pm a main hatchway caved in, he said
Fellas, it's been good t'know ya
The captain wired in he had water comin' in
And the good ship and crew was in peril
And later that night when his lights went outta sight
Came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Does any one know where the love of God goes
When the waves turn the minutes to hours?
The searches all say they'd have made Whitefish Bay
If they'd put fifteen more miles behind her
They might have split up or they might have capsized
They may have broke deep and took water
And all that remains is the faces and the names
Of the wives and the sons and the daughters

Lake Huron rolls, superior sings
In the rooms of her ice-water mansion
Old Michigan steams like a young man's dreams
The islands and bays are for sportsmen
And farther below Lake Ontario
Takes in what Lake Erie can send her
And the iron boats go as the mariners all know
With the gales of November remembered

In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed,
In the maritime sailors' cathedral
The church bell chimed till it rang twenty-nine times
For each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call 'gitche gumee'
Superior, they said, never gives up her dead
When the gales of November come early

Songwriter: Gordon Lightfoot
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald lyrics © Moose Music Ltd./Early Morning Music Ltd.

DID YOU KNOW THAT St. Paul , Minnesota , was originally called Pig's Eye after a man named Pierre 'Pig's Eye' Parrant who set up the first business there. The first U.S. settlement in the region after the Louisiana Purchase was Fort Snelling. The military didn't allow settlers on fort lands, so Pierre 'Pig's Eye' Parrant set up his tavern on the opposite side of the river near what's known now as Lambert's Landing. The region became known to locals as Pig's Eye, or Pig's Eye Landing.

WORD OF THE DAY: arete (ahr-i-TEY) which means the aggregate of qualities, as valor and virtue, making up good character. It is hard to imagine a more Greek word than aretḗ “excellence.” The excellence is of all kinds: military (bravery and prowess), sports (footracing), but also intelligence, public speaking, and good character. Aretḗ applies to the gods and women as well as to warriors and heroes: Penelope in the Odyssey (book 18, line 251) complains that “The immortals destroyed all excellence of mine, in beauty and stature, when the Argives sailed for Troy, and with them my husband Odysseus.” Aretḗ also applies to land (“productive”) and domestic animals (horses, dogs). Socrates pursues aretḗ “virtue, excellence” even if it costs him his life. In the Septuagint and New Testament, aretḗ also means “rewards of excellence, distinction,” as also in classical Greek. Arete entered English in the 16th century.

Winter Storm Warning

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow occurring. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the evening commute. In addition, some reductions to visibility are expected.
Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Charlevoix County.

* WHEN...Until 7 AM Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe winter weather conditions are occurring. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

St. James Township Finance Committee Meeting Notice

Veteran's Day Ceremony Moved

(Thanks to Bob Tidmore for the photo)

Due to the inclement weather forecasted for Saturday we will conduct the Veterans' Day Ceremony at the Beaver Island  School at 11:00 AM.  The door on the right side  will be open.

Thanks for your support of Post 46

Phyllis' Daily Weather

November 9, 2017

Please, please, please be careful out there - it's very slippery! and the snow is still coming down. It's a world of white, so beautiful, but also so dangerous if you aren't careful.

At the moment I'm showing 32° with a windchill of 21°, humidity is at 100%, pressure is falling from 29.89 inches, wind is from the NW at 7 mph, and visibility is 2 miles.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: For Chippewa, Mackinac, Emmet, Cheboygan, Charlevoix, Otsego, Grand Traverse, and Crawford counties until 7 am Friday. 3-6″ of snow is forecast with isolated higher amounts. Strong gusty winds will create hazardous travel conditions.
TODAY: Periods of snow showers and rain showers in the morning then periods of snow showers in the afternoon. Patchy blowing snow in the afternoon. Breezy. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 6 inches. Highs in the mid 30s. West winds 5 to 15 mph increasing to northwest 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 45 mph.
TONIGHT: Patchy blowing snow in the evening. Periods of snow showers in the evening then numerous snow showers after midnight. Breezy. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 4 inches. Lows around 16°. NOrthwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph becoming north 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 after midnight.
MARINE REPORT: Gale Warning in effect from 7 am EST this morning through this evening.
TODAY: West wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots becoming northwest up to 30 knots with gusts to around 40 knots in the morning. Periods of showers early in the morning. Periods of snow showers through the day. Waves 7 to 10 feet. Waves occasionally around 12 feet.
TONIGHT: North wind up to 30 knots with gusts to around 40 knots. Numerous snow showers. Waves 6 to 9 feet.

ON THIS DATE of November 9, 1938 - Nazi troops and sympathizers destroyed and looted 7,500 Jewish businesses, burned 267 synagogues, killed 91 Jews, and rounded up over 25,000 Jewish men in an event that became known as Kristallnacht or "Night of Broken Glass."

DID YOU KNOW THAT the Amazon River pushes so much water into the Atlantic Ocean that, more than one hundred miles at sea off the mouth of the river, one can dip fresh water out of the ocean? Of course, this varies with the seasons. It's only in the wet season when the plume is this great.

WORD OF THE DAY: earthshine (urth-shahyn) which means the faint illumination of the part of the moon not illuminated by sunlight, as during a crescent phase, caused by the reflection of light from the earth. Earthshine appears in English in the early 19th century, about 20 years after the synonymous earthlight. Both words, considering their loveliness, are workaday astronomical terms, modeled after the much earlier moonlight (14th century) and moonshine (15th century).

Don Cole and Joe LaFreniere Ride III

Don Cole...................Little Joe LaFreniere

This is a continuation of the ride that originally went to Nomad. This one is coming back in the Kings Highway and heading to Whiskey Point and down Gull Harbor Road. Robert Cole recorded this video as they discussed some of the history of the island.

View this video HERE

Aranmore Twinning Ceremony

St James Township Supervisor Don Vyse

Priest from Aranmore.....Richie Gillespie.........Aranmore resident

Bill McDonough

View video of the twinning by Robert Cole HERE

Peaine Township Meeting Documents

November 8, 2017

2017 November regular meeting agenda

Codified Zoning Ordinance (5) 11 6 17

CRITICAL DUNE AMENDMENT Clean October 2017 Final Sent to K. Lederle 7.11.2017 (1)

Peaine Township Hall - rules and guidelines

Section 11.9 8.19.2015 - As submitted to K. Lederle 7.11.2017 to sign

Legal or Illegal Perch Fishing?

November 8, 2017, at noon

Some island people are concerned that the fish tug IDA S, out of Naubinway, is illegally fishing for the perch just outside the St. James Harbor. This tug was also inside the harbor, but only this morning did editor Joe Moore see the tug while heading into town. It is obviously, some would say, in an area where fishing perch is not legal. Others might disagree.

These pictures obviously show that they are catching perch, and the nets look like gill nets also. Here is the map showing the illegal area of perch fishing. This map is from 2000.

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Anyone can see that the harbor is completely closed to commercial fishing, and the area out the mouth is also closed, but the tug IDA S is taking perch as can be seen from this photo.

So, is it legal or illegal? I guess the Michigan DNR will have to check into this, but, in the meantime, you can see they are taking a lot of fish.

View a small gallery of photos HERE

 

Phyllis' Daily Weather

November 8, 2017

Ok folks, it's arriving! We are in a Winter Weather Advisory: This advisory is for Chippewa, Mackinac, Emmet, Cheboygan, Charlevoix, Antrim, Otsego, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Crawford counties from Thursday morning to 7am Friday. 3-6″ of snow with isolated higher amounts will be possible along with gusty winds. This could create very hazardous travel conditions Thursday to Friday morning in areas. Some of these counties could also be bumped up to a Winter Storm Warning which we will watch closely throughout the day.
TODAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s. West winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with isolated rain showers and snow showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
MARINE REPORT: Gale watch in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday evening
TODAY: West wind 10 to 20 knots. Gusts up to 30 knots in the morning. Mostly sunny early in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Waves 3 to 5 feet.
TONIGHT: West wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Periods of rain and snow showers. Waves 3 to 5 fe

ON THIS DATE of November 8, 1979 - U.S. Senators John Warner (R-VA) and Mac Mathias (R-MD) introduced legislation to provide a site on the National Mall for the building of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

DID YOU KNOW THAT more than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska? Alaska has 6640 miles of coastline (5580 on the Pacific, and 1060 on the Arctic). The total U.S. coastline is 12,383 miles. That puts Alaska at 53.6% of the coastline.

WORD OF THE DAY: nuncupate (NUHN-kyuh-payt) which means 1) to solemnly pronounce; 2) to declare a will orally. From Latin nuncupare (to declare or dedicate), from nomen (name) + capere (to seize). Ultimately from the Indo-European root kap- (to grasp), which is also the root of captive, capsule, capable, capture, cable, chassis, occupy, deceive, caitiff, captious, emancipate, percipient, and sashay. Earliest documented use: 1550.

Pinky's Fire

by Dick Burris as told to Amy Burris

pinkys fire;


I was called one frigid blustery evening, by Marge Wagner informing me that Pinkiy's house was on fire, and they had no pumps that would work at the site. She asked if my pump was working, and I told her I'd be right in town in a few minutes with it.


I then, lived at Lake Geneserath fourteen miles from town.


I owned a three inch water pump, that was high volume, and pressure enough for the task. I loaded the pump and hoses into the trunk of one of our rental cars that Pat had been driving, and headed into town. The car was incredibly stable on the icy roads and it attained speeds of about ninety miles per hour on the Kings Highway. I started winding down at the four corners; and when I arrived , they had a hole cut in the harbor ice, for the suction hose.


The fire-fighters started stringing the hoses from the pump,  while we started the engine.


There was a furious east wind, feeding the flames of the burning structure, and jeopardizing the near building, and the buildings across the road . Hugh and Gay Cole lived in the building, not ten feet away, so we occasionally wet down that wall.


Sparks had gotten underneath the Museum porch, so Walter Wojan, and Jimmy Ken, took the hose under the porch, and drenched the leaves, and structure beneath it, saving the museum.


A fuel oil tank was fueling the fire in the basement of the burning building, which made the project more difficult.


After a while, we checked the gas tank, and it was nearly empty. Some one said, "We'll have to shut it down and fill thegas tank."

The wind was about thirty miles per hour, and was very near zero degrees Fahrenheit out on the lake; so stopping the pump was NO option . It would have frozen everything in hoses and in the pump in a few seconds; and there was no guarantee that the engine would start again. We carefully refilled the tank, which was a few inches above the fire breathing muffler, and finished putting out  the fire.


This was in the early seventies, when the only fire vehicles were a DNR pickup, and a 1939 Chevy fire truck with grass fire canisters, for grass fires . MY, HOW WE HAVE UPGRADED OUR FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT THESE DAYS.

(Editor's note: I was up on top of the museum roof during this fire. Jack Cull's house was the closest buidling to the Museum, so they ran a hose from the outside faucet, and I pulled it up on the roof with me. Someone else was with me, but I don't remember who. We kept the water running because we were afraid the hose would freeze. At one point, someone hollered up, "The Museum is on fire underneath." You talk about being scared. I stayed up there and continued to wet down the roof while the blowing sparks flew in the blinding wind from the fire across the street. The fire department got the fire out with Dick's help, and I finally climbed down off the roof. I really didn't do any climbing; it was more like sliding down the ice-covered roof. When I got home, I had to throw my pants and jacket in the trash because they were covered with burn holes from the blowing sparks. This was my first experience in public safety here on Beaver Island.)

B. I. Airport Committee Minutes

October 2017

Away, Then Home, Again...

by Cindy Ricksgers

Phyllis' Daily Weather

November 7, 2017

Mother Nature's cold breath is breathing down our necks! It's 30° this morning, cloudy skies, humidity is at 76%, pressure is steady at 30.31 inches, wind is from the WNW at 5 to 8 mph, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers. Highs in the upper 30s.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers. Lows in the upper 20s.
MARINE REPORT:
TODAY: Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots. Gusts up to 20 knots early in the morning. Slight chance of rain and snow showers in the morning. Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT: West wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 3 to 5 feet.

ON THIS DATE of November 7, 1965 - The "Pillsbury Dough Boy" debuted in television commercials.

DID YOU KNOW THAT pearls melt in vinegar? It's true, pearls are mostly calcium carbonate, the same stuff as sea shells and tums. Calcium carbonate will react with acids, including vinegar.

WORD OF THE DAY: plutocracy (ploo-TOK-ruh-see) which means 1) the rule or power of wealth or of the wealthy 2) a government or state in which the wealthy class rules. Plutocracy finds its origins in the Greek words ploûtos meaning "wealth" and krátos meaning "rule, strength, might." It entered English in the mid-1600s.

Island Summit Summary

2017 Great Lakes Islands Summit:
“Laying the Foundation for a Great Lakes Islands Coalition”

Veteran's Day

Please join AMVETS Post 46 this Saturday at 11:00 AM for a   Veterans Day Ceremony at the Beaver Island Veterans Memorial Park.

Ron Stith

1st Vice Commander Post 46

A Fall Ride

One person decided to take a nap, and another decided to climb into the car and begin a ride. Why? Because the big ball in the sky decided come out from hiding behind the clouds, and the sun was trying to shine. There is still a lot of fall colors out there to see. One of the interesting things this year is that there seems to be a lot of yellows, orange, and brown, but not a lot of red. A few things have a red tint to them, but not very many.

Burning Bush.................Tamarack..................Interesting leaf

Yellow and orange.......Light at the end of the tunnel.........Deer in field

Beautiful Tamarack along Kings Highway

Seeds ready to fly

View a gallery of photos HERE

Newest Scam

With a large number of people ordering things online, this scam becomes really important to protect your identity. There have been several scams out there related to the more popular online websites for ordering all kinds of items. The newest scam or the next scam that might catch you off guard is one mentioned here.

If you order a lot of items online, you are familiar with placing the order, then getting an email confirmation of the order. Then, a little later, you get another email that states that the item has been shipped, and in some cases you get a tracking number. Then, you might get an email from one of these places that state that your item was "unable to be delivered."

THIS is where you MUST be careful. The scam emails come and state something similar to the "unable to be delivered" message, then provide you a link to go and correct the problem. You will see a page that looks just like the online sellers page, and it will ask you for your information, and may even ask you to re-enter your credit card information. STOP! Don't give this information!

Instead, you need to log-on to the online seller's website and check on your order this way instead of giving out your identity information to an unconfirmed webpage.

There are lots of other scams out there on the Internet. If you are not absolutely sure, don't give your information. Find a telephone number that you can verify is really a number to that business or log on to an account at that business, but don't give out your personal information without knowing who you are giving it to.

     

Links

Cinematic Tour of Beaver Island

The Chamber of Commerce of Beaver Island has posted this, and BINN found it on facebook. It's a very nice video, viewable on YouTube.

View it here

Holocaust Survivor Martin Lowenberg

Video by Kaylyn Jones HERE

Airport Commission Meeting

April 1, 2017

View video of the meeting HERE

Emergency Services Authority

 

BICS Board Meetings

November 14, 2016

School Board Meeting Packet HERE

View video of the meeting HERE

 

Anti-Bullying Presentation to BICS Parents

View presentation HERE

St. James Township Meeting Video

April 5, 2017

View video of the meeting HERE

April 24, 2017, 7 p.m.

View a small gallery of pictures of the meeting HERE

View video of the meeting HERE

May 3, 2017

View video of the meeting HERE

June 7, 2017

View video of the meeting HERE

June 19, 2017

View video of the meeting HERE

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

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Phyllis' Daily Weather

November 6, 2017

Mother Nature is making certain that we're ready for winter. We see lots of pick-up trucks going past loaded with firewood, we've converted on of our (not living at home) youngest daughter's bedroom into a large walk-in pantry for the winter, garden hoses are drained, riding lawn-mower is stored, etc. So, it's not a big surprise that this morning it's 32°, cloudy skies, humidity is at 92%, pressure is rising from 30.09 inches, wind is from the WNW at 11 to 15 mph, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Colder. Partly sunny with a 30% chance of snow showers. Highs in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers. Lows in the upper 20s.
MARINE REPORT Small Craft Advisory in effect until 7 am EST this morning
TODAY: West wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Scattered light rain and snow showers or flurries early in the morning, becoming isolated. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 2 feet or less in the afternoon.
TONIGHT: Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Isolated rain and snow showers. Waves 2 feet or less.

ON THIS DATE of November 6, 1961 - In the Sahara Desert of Algeria, a natural gas well ignited when a pipe ruptured. The flames rose between 450 feet and 800 feet. The fire burned until April 28, 1962 when a team led by Red Adair used explosives to deprived the fire of oxygen. (Devil's Cigarette Lighter)

DID YOU KNOW THAT A San Francisco Highway Patrol Officer, called Kevin Briggs, has talked around 200 people out of suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge since 1994. Recently, Briggs announced that he would be retiring from the California Highway Patrol and focus his efforts on suicide prevention.

WORD OF THE DAY: enjambment (en-JAM-muh nt) which means the running on of the thought from one line, couplet, or stanza to the next without a syntactical break. Enjambment is a term in rhetoric and poetry with the same meaning as “run-on (line).” The French noun derives from the verb enjamber “to stride over, encroach,” a derivative of jambe “leg.” Jambe is the normal French development of Late Latin gamba “(horse’s) hoof, leg,” used in a treatise on veterinary medicine of the 5th century. Enjambment entered English in the 19th century.

Christian Church Bulletin

November 5, 2017

Mass from Holy Cross, 9:30 a.m.

November 5, 2017

The change to Daylight Savings Time this morning at 2 a.m. might have effected several and prevented Mass from Holy Crosssome from being at the services this morning. Some might have arrived an hour early, and then gone back home. The service did take place at 9:30 a.m. this morning, the 5th day of November. Father James Siler presided and Jacque LaFreniere did the readings. Four unique IP addresses viewed the service live on the Internet at http://beaverisland.tv.

Good morning from Holy Cross

Jacque LaFreniere did the readings and Father Jim Siler gave a sermon.

View video of this service HERE

Thanksgiving Dinner

Phyllis' Daily Weather

November 5, 2017

Hopefully you remembered to "fall back" with all your clocks last night. Check your computer clock, it automatically/magically does it every single time there's a change.

Right now on the island it's 44°, cloudy skies, pressure is steady at 29.77 inches, wind is WSW at 5 mph, and visibility is 7 miles.
TODAY: Cloudy. Patchy drizzle in the morning then a chance of rain showers and areas of drizzle in the afternoon. Patchy fog through the day. Highs in the upper 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers in the evening. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
MARINE REPORT: Small Craft Advisory in effect through Monday morning
TODAY: Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots becoming west in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 knots. Patchy fog through the day. Areas of drizzle in the morning. Waves 2 feet or less building to 2 to 3 feet in the afternoon.
TONIGHT: Northwest wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Slight chance of showers. Waves 3 to 5 feet.

ON THIS DATE of November 5, 1963 - Archaeologists found the remains of a Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. The remains of eight buildings were found. Carbon dating estimates these buildings were constructed between 990-1050 and among them was a blacksmith workshop, a carpentry workshop that specialized in boats, and many everyday Norse items for both men and women. However, there were some food found there (ex: butternuts) that is not native to Newfoundland, so this suggests that the Vikings most likely did sail further south at some point.

DID YOU KNOW THAT the most dangerous month, it turns out, is August, and Saturday the most dangerous day, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. All told, auto accidents kill more than 40,000 people in the U.S. each year; they are the No. 1 cause of death for people between the ages of 1 and 34. Driver error is most often the result of “distracted driving.” By far the most common cause of driver distraction is the use of cell phones.

WORD OF THE DAY: atemporal (ey-TEM-per-uh l) which means free from limitations of time. The first syllable of the English adjective atemporal “not subject to time, timeless” is formed from an, a-, the Greek prefix of negation, absence, or privation (called in the grammar books the “alpha privative”). The Greek forms derive from a reduced form of Proto-Indo-European ne “not,” the same source as Sanskrit an-, a- (the identity of the Greek and Sanskrit forms is one of the features linking Greek and Sanskrit), the Germanic (English) prefix un- and Latin in- (and its assimilated forms il-, im-, ir-). Atemporal entered English in the 19th century.

Interview of Helen Collar by Shirley Gladish

with Phil Lange operating the camera 1990

The interview took place in the Print Shop Museum in the area with the Helen Collar portraits of early Irish island settlers. Shirley Gladish did the interview with Dr. Phillip Lange operating the camera. This is part of the digitizing project that Editor Joe Moore is doing for the BIHS. The videos are on VHS tapes and the video on the tapes is degrading. Digital data files are being made from these tapes.

View video of this interview HERE

Dan Gentle Passes Away

Daniel T. Gentle of Beaver Island passed away on October 29, 2017 at his home. Dan was born August 16, 1954 in Bay City, Michigan to Rita (Norlock) and the late Thomas Gentle Sr.

Dan fell in love at first sight with Beaver Island. He went to the island for a visit and decided to stay so he was blessed to be able to call Beaver Island his home for the last 30 years. Dan enjoyed hunting as well as woodworking. He was a true craftsman who even built the church steeple at St. James Episcopal Church on Beaver Island.

Dan is survived by his mother, Rita Gentle of Bay City, sisters, Mary Lee (Brian) Techlin of Bay City, Anne (Rick) Schooley of Sanford, brother Thomas (Theresa) Gentle of St. Michaels, MN, along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Thomas Gentle and brother Mark Gentle.

A memorial service will be held at a later date on Beaver Island and burial will follow at Beaver Island Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Dan’s memory may be directed to a charity of choice.

“Simple Man, Simple Life”  

Arrangements are being handled by the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. 

Peaine Special Election Committee Minutes

Emerald Ash Borer Detected on Isolated Beaver Island


October 2017, Beaver Island, Michigan


Beaver Island, Michigan has long been recognized for its clear blue waters and pristine, healthy forests. The island’s isolation in Lake Michigan (17 miles from the mainland) has offered a refuge to ash trees from the metallic emerald insect that is killing millions of ash trees across the US and Canada. Nearly a decade ago, concerned islanders reached out to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) for help in protecting the island’s ash trees from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). The transportation of infested firewood from the mainland was identified as the biggest threat to the island’s ash species. This led to MDARD adding language to the State’s internal quarantine that made it illegal to transport firewood to the Beaver Island Archipelago as well as to several other remote islands.

Personnel of the air service and ferry companies that serve the island have been watchful and have turned away firewood destined for the island on more than one occasion. Islanders have volunteered over the past 8 years to hang, monitor, and remove purple EAB traps. Each year, these EAB traps, made available by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), hung for months in strategic locations collecting insects.

In late October, MDARD staff confirmed that one of the traps had captured a lone female EAB. MDARD's Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division has offered suggestions and insights about the finding along with their agency’s continued support. It has not been determined if the EAB was an isolated hitchhiker from the mainland or the first sign of a larger problem.

It is hoped that EAB traps and lures will be available from the USDA to again be placed in strategic locations on the island in early summer 2018. At present, the firewood quarantine to the island will remain in place. Next year’s trapping data will give islanders and the MDARD further information to assist in managing the forests of Beaver Island.

For more information contact:
Beaver Island Association Contact: Pam Grassmick, 231-448-2314
MDARD EAB Program Contact: John Bedford, 517-284-5650

 

 

 

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Christmas Lunch and Santa's Workshop

The Beaver Island Friends of Veterans will hold the Annual Children's Christmas Lunch and Santa's Workshop on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Beaver Island Community School. A hot dog lunch will be served at 11:00, with a visit to Santa to follow.  We will also hold Santa's Workshop that same day so the youngsters can purchase their Christmas gifts for family and friends at a nominal price.  We wish you all a Happy Holiday!!

BI Transportation Authority Meeting Schedule

Library Story Times



Please join early childhood educator, Kim Mitchell, for story time with your baby, toddler, or preschooler beginning Monday, September 11. 2017, at 10:30 a.m.. As well as reading stories, also included are songs, finger plays, movement, art, and free-play. Each week will focus on a specific theme along with activities to develop listening, socialization, gross and fine motor skill-building, creativity, as well as play-time while caregivers get a chance to socialize, and of course, check out books!

No cost is required, but registration is appreciated so enough materials are available, though visitors to the island are welcome to drop-in. Kim has taught toddler play groups for Lamaze and preschool and has numerous books, toys, and activities she would love to share. If interested, please contact Kim at beaverislandkim@gmail.com or call 448-2532.

New Library Hours

The Beaver Island District Library is pleased to announce new hours of operation intended to optimize the availability of our facility, staff, and resources to the school.

*Note also the new closing time for the school year.*

Weekdays:   8:30 - 5:00

Saturday:   12:00 - 5:00

Weekdays during scheduled school breaks, the library will open at 10:00 and close at 5:00.

Island Treasures Resale

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017,  the Resale Shop will welcome donors and shoppers at noon as we begin our summer schedule. The summer schedule is Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon until 4:00.

BICS Committee Meeting Schedule

BIESA Meeting Schedule

Fiscal Year 2017-18 Meeting Schedule

 

Holy Cross Bulletin for

October 2017

 

Christian Church Bulletin

October 22, 2017

BICS Calendar 2017-18

HSC Meeting Dates Schedule


BI Airport Commission Meeting Schedule

Bank Hours Change


January thru April
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9am-1pm

May thru June
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9am-1pm

July thru August
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9am-3pm

September thru October
Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9am-1pm

November thru December
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9am-1pm

Island Treasures Resale Shop

We will be open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from noon until 4:00. During those hours we will gladly accept your "gently used, barely used, like new " items. Please be sure that your donations be in season, clean, and in good repair. Thank you for your support !

Open for shopping and donations

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

or Donna at 448-2797.

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

 

The Live Streaming Project includes BICS Sports Events, Peaine Township Meetings, Joint Township Meetings, and much more.

Your donation may allow these events to be live streamed on the Internet at http://beaverisland.tv

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