It's three times the joy, fun and work for Mike and Nichole (LoDico) Morea of Muskegon who welcomed their triplets on October 26th at 2 p.m. Brayden Michael weighed in at 6# 5 oz and 19", Ella Grace at 4# 13 oz and 15 1/2 inches and Lauren Nichole at 4# 3 oz and 14 1/2 inches. Very proud grandparents are Pete and Sandy LoDico of Beaver Island. Congratulations to the entire family!
For those who normally arrive at this site via the Beaver Island Tour you've discovered that the tour wasn't there. I forgot to renew the domain earlier so it's down. I have now renewed it and things should get back to normal (whatever that is) as soon as possible.
Remember that on the island Trick or Treating is traditionally done on October 30th (see last week's News on the 'Net) and that this year the hours have been set for the kids to be out collecting their treats. The hours will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on October 30th, so be prepared with lots of goodies.
If you are a grown-up (or at least pass the age test) there's plenty for you to do this weekend. Check out the Shamrock on Friday night to see all your favorite goblins, witches, and who knows what. There will be a live band so find a costume and show up for a grand time.
Saturday night is the annual CMU Closing Party which usually begins around 6:00 p.m. and goes til midnight. Bring what you'd like to drink and a dish to pass. CMU will supply the pig roast and a live band. You'll find lots of CMU students decked out in Halloween costumes and perhaps some locals. Stick a flashlight in your pocket so you can easily find your way back to your car in the dark... no street lights out at Sand Bay.
Kris Stableford and family were in Chicago this past weekend and guess what they found there? The Bounty decked out as a haunted ship. If you'll remember the Bounty spent a night this summer anchored off Sand Bay during some nasty weather. Kinda neat to see it this way, but I wonder what Captain Bligh and crew would think of it with the Halloween decorations.
Last week you saw the traffic lines painted on the newly paved Kings Highway. This week the crosswalks in front of the school, at the playground and across from the museum have been painted along with parking lines in the new lot across from the Holy Cross Parish Hall, in front of the Hall and at the Rural Health Center. Now there's no excuse for parking crooked. Things are sure looking a lot different.
Work continues at the municipal dock, also known locally as the 'yacht dock', as the pipes to hold electricity were beginning to be laid. In the buildings, Glenn Felixson stated that there will now be four showers each and all new bathrooms for the boaters.