BI News on the 'Net, October 1-7, 2007

Beaver Boodle 2007

Ceili and Hooley

(reported by Cindy Cushman)

A group of over 50 Chicago Irish folks and some directly from Arranmore, County Donegal, Ireland will be on the Island this weekend. There will be a Ceili (Traditional Irish music & dancing.) on Friday night at the Shamrock beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Please note that the venue for Friday has been changed.

The Ceili will be held at the Shamrock Friday evening beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Come out and learn Irish Set Dances, Waltz's and Quick Steps. On Friday you must bring your own refreshments. By popular demand all the way from County Donegal recording artist DJ Danny will be spinning discs to learn dances by. On Saturday beginning at 8:00 p.m. there will be a Hooley (Traditional evening of music, dance and song) at Holy Cross Hall. Various artists will be performing. There will be a Cash Bar and $10 admission.

Let's join in and keep the Irish traditions going.

Accident Takes Out Light Pole and Stop Sign

Some one had an accident at the corner of Donegal Bay Road and King's Highway sometime over the last weekend. They took out the STOP sign and the light pole on the corner. Did you notice this when you drove by?


For a Preview of Saturday's Performance, See a video from the Friday School performance HERE.

Beaver Island, MI The Chenille Sisters, an Ann Arbor-based American contemporary folk trio with a national following, will perform in concert on Beaver Island on Saturday, October 6.

Presented by the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association, the Sisters will take Beaver Islanders and visitors on a rollicking ride of close harmony singing featuring a unique blend of funny, wise and vibrant songwriting and show-womanship. The concert will be held in the Central Michigan University Gillingham Auditorium, starting at 7 p.m. Admission (cash at the door, no advance ticketing) will be $10 for adults, students free. The group also will present a special show for elementary students at the Beaver Island Community School on Friday afternoon, October 5.

Sisters in song and spirit (but not siblings) the members of the group are singer Grace Morand, guitarist/singer/songwriter Connie Huber, and singer/songwriter Cheryl Dawdy. They have concertized all over the country and appeared on the nationally syndicated public radio program, Prairie Home Companion , earning plaudits such as:

. . . their sound, reminiscent of the Andrews, Boswell and McGarrigle Sisters is sublime . . . they move deftly, with meticulous harmonies, from parody to pastiche to country to folk. - People Magazine

. . . beautifully harmonized repertoire . . . irreverent, loose humor . . . plenty of reason to both listen and laugh. - The Washington Post

The sponsoring group, Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the cultural life of this northern Lake Michigan island through concerts such as this, the annual summer music festival Baroque on Beaver , and other special events whose proceeds support special instruction and opportunities in music and other cultural arts for Beaver Island Community School students.

For more information, contact BICAA Board Member Krys Lyle, 231-448-2149. To learn more about The Chenille Sisters, visit their website,

Boodle and Bite This Coming Weekend

Some tables are still available at both the Holy Cross hall and in the Main Street Tent for the Oct 6. Bite. Also there is still time to sign up for the Island Boodle. The Boodle 5K Run/Walk benefits the Island Sports Boosters. Put both events on your calendar. Don't forget the Apple Pie Contest at the Bite. For additional information or questions on both the Bite & Boodle please contact your chamber office at (231) 448-2505 or . For web based information, including a Boodle entry form, see .

Beaver Island Trivia

Last Week's Question:

The Beaver Island Non-Denominational Christian Church is now located on Kenwabikise Lane. The early members started meeting originally in a commercial business location. What is the name of the place of these original meetings?

The correct answer was provided by Mary Palmer. The first meetings of this church's pioneers took place at Wojan's Harbour View I motel down below the hill on the harbor.

This Week's Question:

The Beaver Beacon is now a privately owned and operated monthly newspaper and very well done it is! Twenty plus years ago, it was published by the Beaver Island Civic Association. Who were the editors and writers of this publication in the 70's and 80's and before?

The first correct answer will earn a gift subscription to News on the 'Net for the months of October, November, and December for the person of your choice.

Islanders Storm Munising Here at Home

More information will be posted when it becomes available. Beaver Island Community School's Soccer team put on a show for the home croud this past weekend on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Winning both games with shutouts, the team was wonderful to watch as older and newer players worked together as a team.

Photos of Friday night's game HERE.

Photos of Saturday morning's game HERE.

Short video of one goal attempt HERE.

Transfer Station Addition Externally Completed

The storage area that was desperately needed to store Gaylord boxes over the winter has been completed. There will probably never be enough storage space for the winter months, but this addition will definitely help.

Transfer Station................Addition from East Side Road.........West elevation........

South Elevation.....................facing southeast.............inside facing southeast.........

Beautiful Fall Blooms

Fall blooming white clematis...Gorgeous...

For Sale or Lease, but Definitely Closed

Daddy Franks Closed for the Season

Getting your butterscotch malted fix for the last time was today, Sunday, the 30th of September, because this little hot dog stand, burger joint, and ice cream boat is closing for the season. We will miss your wonderful ice cream and the easy access for the school children and staff. See you next year!

A Picture Worth Hundreds of Words

We wish you luck in your fundraising efforts!