Haunted Lights of Lake Michigan

A special Halloween program, "Haunted Lights of Lake Michigan", will be on Saturday, October 18th from 7-8 p.m. at the Beaver Island Community School.  Cost is $2/person or $5/family.  Proceeds from this events to benefit the St. James Harbor Light Restoration Project.

The Alluring Islands of Michigan

The Alluring Islands of Michigan is the topic for the November/December 2003 special issue of the Michigan History magazine.  Of interest to the Beaver Archipelago will be two stories featured; the religious group and their shipping operation on High Island and King James Strang and his Beaver Island kingdom.  Check out the November/December issue, or go to their website to subscribe www.michiganhistorymagazine.com 

Moon Over Sand Bay

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Frank Solle took this great shot of the moon over Sand Bay on Thursday evening and was willing to share it for those of us who missed it.  Thanks, Frank.

Neal Green Receives His Silver Dolphins

Neal, the son of Steve and Beth Lucas and grandson of Russ and Joy Green, recently received the coveted Silver Dolphins.  Steve and Beth received the following letter from Neals' commanding officer.  Congratulation, Neal!  We're all proud of you.

Islander Receives Belated Award

Joe's award.jpg (149618 bytes)Joe Moore attended the UPEMS conference in Marquette, Michigan, which spotlighted the needs of rural emergency medical services.  Before the keynote address, Robert Struck, director of UPEMS, announced, “We have been waiting for 12 years for one person to attend our conference so that we could present this award.  Joe Moore, come on up here.”  Joe was presented an award named the Wayne McKenna EMT of the Year Award for Patient Care to complete some old business. 

Back in 1991, fellow EMTs John and Joyce Runberg submitted Joe’s name to District Health Department #3, SWM Systems, Incorporated, and UPEMS for consideration for EMT of the Year.  Lo and behold, these organizations decided to award Joe the Patient Care award.  Since Joe did not go to the UPEMS conference in 1991, it was decided to have a local award dinner at the Circle M.  Don Vyse and Dr. Phillip Lange spoke at this dinner and made this award a special Beaver Island award.

Even though it took twelve years to receive the award from UPEMS, Joe is grateful to all those whose actions contributed to this final day.  “I not only go an award in the UP, I was also interviewed by UP channel 6, NBC television station as an example of the power and importance of rural EMS.  The Island reception and dinner was much more personal, but Bob Struck’s surprise was pretty powerful also,”   Joe Moore stated grinning ear-to-ear.

Congratulations, Joe!  We're proud off all you've accomplished, both then and now, twelve years later.

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