B.I. News on the 'Net, October 2-15, 2017

Christian Church Bulletin

October 15, 2017

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

October 15, 2017

Well, the power went out last night, and it was out for about an hour, and then again, the power was out before Mass was to begin this morning, so it was a little dark inside the church and in the choir loft. That did not stop anything from going on as it normally would. At one point, a battery powered light was placed on the lectern, so that it would be easier to read the readings, and, just as the Gospel was to be read, the power came back on. It made for an interesting and somewhat unique situation to demonstrate the island to a visiting priest, who, with Father James Siler, celebrated the service today for the island Catholics and other visitors.

Pinky Harmon reads during the power outage

Father Jim and our visiting priest, Father Rex Arnold

And then the lights came back on, and the rest of the Mass was normal.

Father Jim and visitor singing in the light with Pinky doing the prayers.

View video of the service HERE

Phyllis' Daily Weather

October 15, 2017

49° this morning, we're in a respite from the rain at the moment, but so far we've received 1.89 inches in the past 24 hours, humidity is at 97%, pressure is 29.56 inches, wind is NNW at 14 mph with gusts to 24 mph, visibility is 5 miles.
TODAY: Patchy fog in the morning. Rain in the morning then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Windy. HIghs in the mid 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph increasing to northerly 15 to 30 in the afternoon. Gusts to 50 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain in the evening then a slight chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph in the evening becoming light.
MARINE REPORT: Gale Warning in effect through this evening!!
TODAY: North wind up to 30 knots with gusts to around 40 knots decreasing to 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 35 knots early in the evening. Patchy fog early in the morning. Rain early in the morning, then chance of rain and drizzle. Waves 2 to 3 feet building to 7 to 10 feet in the morning.
TONIGHT: Northwest wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Slight chance of showers. Waves 4 to 6 feet.

ON THIS DATE of October 15, 1917 Mata Hari, the archetype of the seductive female spy, is executed for espionage by a French firing squad at Vincennes outside of Paris.

She first came to Paris in 1905 and found fame as a performer of exotic Asian-inspired dances. She soon began touring all over Europe, telling the story of how she was born in a sacred Indian temple and taught ancient dances by a priestess who gave her the name Mata Hari, meaning “eye of the day” in Malay. In reality, Mata Hari was born in a small town in northern Holland in 1876, and her real name was Margaretha Geertruida Zelle. She acquired her superficial knowledge of Indian and Javanese dances when she lived for several years in Malaysia with her former husband, who was a Scot in the Dutch colonial army. Regardless of her authenticity, she packed dance halls and opera houses from Russia to France, mostly because her show consisted of her slowly stripping nude.

She became a famous courtesan, and with the outbreak of World War I her catalog of lovers began to include high-ranking military officers of various nationalities. In February 1917, French authorities arrested her for espionage and imprisoned her at St. Lazare Prison in Paris. In a military trial conducted in July, she was accused of revealing details of the Allies’ new weapon, the tank, resulting in the deaths of thousands of soldiers. She was convicted and sentenced to death, and on October 15 she refused a blindfold and was shot to death by a firing squad at Vincennes.

There is some evidence that Mata Hari acted as a German spy, and for a time as a double agent for the French, but the Germans had written her off as an ineffective agent whose pillow talk had produced little intelligence of value. Her military trial was riddled with bias and circumstantial evidence, and it is probable that French authorities trumped her up as “the greatest woman spy of the century” as a distraction for the huge losses the French army was suffering on the western front. Her only real crimes may have been an elaborate stage fallacy and a weakness for men in uniform.

DID YOU KNOW THAT Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms including 19 state rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices, 78 bathrooms, a cinema and a swimming pool. It also has its own post office and police station.

WORD OF THE DAY: pestiferous (pe-STIF-er-uh s) which means bringing or bearing disease. Pest nowadays usually refers to a smaller sibling who won’t leave you in peace. In Latin, however, pestis, a noun of uncertain origin, means an infectious deadly disease and, by extension, ruin, destruction, death. The Latin combining form -ferus (-ferous in English) is a derivation of the verb ferre “to carry, bear.” The Latin root fer- derives from the very widespread Proto-Indo-European root bher- “to carry, bear” and appears in Greek phérein “to carry,” Sanskrit bhárati “he carries,” and Slavic (Czech) beru “I take.” Pestiferous entered English in the 15th century.

Northern Lights League Soccer Tournament, Saturday

142 unique IP addresses viewed the live stream of the games

These live stream viewers were from across the UP incluidng Marquette, Grand Marais, and Munising, and down as far south in LP as Kalamazoo and Detroit.

Live streaming started with set up at 8 a.m. and ended with tear down at 5 p.m.

View a gallery of photos of the day HERE

There were six soccer teams on Beaver Island today, October 14, 2017, for the Northern Lights League Soccer Tournament. It's been at least six years since the island has hosted a soccer tournament. Today, the weather was perfect for the tournament. The rain held off, and even the east wind didn't have much effect on the play on the soccer field at school with gymnasium and the classrooms blocking most of the wind. The booster club had all kinds of food available for anyone that needed breakfast or lunch, and there were plenty of hot dogs to give away at the end of the toournament play. Thank you to the boosters for a job well done.

Gary Thurston, Jeremy Barrett, and John Tithof officiated the tournament.

The first game, beginning at 8:45 a.m. was Hannahville versus Big Bay. The game was quite rough in the physical sense, but Big Bay moved into the lead early, and maintained that lead throughout the game with Hannahville getting one goal. The final score for this game was Big Bay 4 to Hannahville's 1 goal.

The second game was played while this editor went over and play organ at the Catholic Church for a funeral. News on the 'Net wants to thank Skye Marsh and Svetlana Stebbins for their help with video for the second game. The major job of News on the 'Net and Beaver Island TV was to provide live streaming video for the entire tournament, and these young ladies were a major reason for completion of this goal.

The second games was Munising Baptist playing against Grand Marais. This game was all on the side of Munising Baptist, but Grand Marais did manage to score one goal. The final for this game was Munising Baptist 3 to Grand Marais' 1 goal.

The next game ws Munising Baptist against Mackinac Island. Mackinac is in first place in the Northern Lights League, so it was not unexpected that they would play well in their first game and defeat the Bobcats from Munising. The Mackinac Island Lakers beat Munising Baptist Bobcats with a score of 7 to 1.

Jeremy Barrett, former BICS graduate officiated.

Beaver Island Islanders were up next on the schedule. Their first match of the day was against Big Bay. The Islanders controlled the ball quite well in this game and move ahead of the Big Bay team. The final score of this game was Islanders 5 to Big Bay 1.

That meant that the final game of the day would be between the two island teams: Mackinac Island Lakers against the Beaver Island Islanders. This was a very hard fought game with quite a bit of physical play and several warnings given quietly. The Lakers took a 2-0 lead, and that was the lead that could not be beaten. The Islanders did score an amazing goal with a header that redirected the ball and went into the goal. The Islanders simply could not get the ball in the goal in the second half, although there were several shots taken. The Lakers did not get any goals in the second half either.

The winner of the Northern Lights League Soccer Tournament, held today, October 14, 2017, on Beaver Island was the Mackinac Island Lakers, with the Beaver Island Islanders taking second place.

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Kerry Smith, athletic director, organizer of the tournament, received flowers at the end of the tournament.

View video of game 1 HERE-Hannahville vs Big Bay De Noc

View video of game 2 HERE-Grand Marais vs Munising Baptist

View video of game 3 HERE-Munising Baptist vs Mackinac Island

View video of game 4 HERE-Beaver Island vs Big Bay De Noc

View video of game 5 HERE-Beaver Island vs Mackinac Island

Phyllis' Daily Weather

October 14, 2017

This morning at Mass we will celebrate the long life of Helen Pike. Prayers for her family as they travel through this difficult time. Prayers also for the thousands affected by the California wildfires, may they be contained soon!

Right now on the island it's 45°, clear skies, humidity is at 90%, pressure is at 30.22 inches, wind is from the NNE at 4 mph, dew point is 42°, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Partly sunny. A 50% chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. East winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
TONIGHT: Rain. Patchy fog. Lows in the upper 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
MARINE REPORT:Gale Warning in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday evening
TODAY: East wind 10 to 20 knots. Gusts up to 25 knots. Patchy fog. Rain in the afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less building to 2 to 3 feet in the afternoon.
TONIGHT: East wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Patchy fog. Rain. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

ON THIS DATE of October 14, 1987 - Jessica McClure, 18 months old, fell down an abandoned well in Midland, TX. The rescue took 58 hours. If you'd like to know how Jessica is doing now is 2017, please follow this link: http://people.com/…/baby-jessica-30-years-later-my-life-is…/

DID YOU KNOW THAT The toothbrush as we know it, was invented in 1938. However, early forms of the toothbrush have been in existence since 3000 BC. Ancient civilizations used a "chew stick," which was a thin twig with a frayed end. These 'chew sticks' were rubbed against the teeth.

The bristle toothbrush, similar to the type used today, was not invented until 1498 in China. The bristles were actually the stiff, coarse hairs taken from the back of a hog's neck and attached to handles made of bone or bamboo.

Boar bristles were used until 1938, when nylon bristles were introduced by Dupont de Nemours. The first nylon toothbrush was called Doctor West's Miracle Toothbrush. Later, Americans were influenced by the disciplined hygiene habits of soldiers from World War II. They became increasingly concerned with the practice of good oral hygiene and quickly adopted the nylon toothbrush.

Some other interesting toothbrush facts:

* The first mass-produced toothbrush was made by William Addis of Clerkenwald, England, around 1780.
* The first American to patent a toothbrush was H. N. Wadsworth, (patent number 18,653,) on Nov. 7, 1857.
* Mass production of toothbrushes began in America around 1885.
* One of the first electric toothbrushes to hit the American market was in 1960. It was marketed by the Squibb company under the name Broxodent.

WORD OF THE DAY: intrapersonal (in-truh-PUR-suh-nl) existing or occurring within the self or within one's mind. The prefix intra- is clearly from the Latin adverb and preposition intrā “on the inside, within.” In classical Latin intrā- as a prefix does not occur; such usage arose in Late Latin but became common only in modern times in the formation of biological and other scientific terms. The Latin noun persōna is obscure. Persōna originally meant “(actor’s) mask,” and by extension, “character, part.” Gabius Bassus, a Roman grammarian of the first century b.c., derived persōna from personāre “to sound through” (but persōna has a long -ō-, and personāre a short -o-). It is more likely that Latin persōna is a borrowing from the Etruscan noun φersu or phersu “(actor’s) mask,” borrowed from Greek prósōpon “face, countenance, mask.” Intrapersonal entered English in the early 20th century.

St. James Township Request Snow Removal Bids

Notice of Public Hearing on Sewer Rate Study

Sewer Rate Study

BICS Seeks Snow Plow Bids

Lots of Oral Beaver Island History Online

Robert Cole sent me a link to several other interviews and stories that are available online. This is a treasure trove of information. If there was any information about some of these, I would gladly provide it, but there is no credit given on the YouTube page that holds these.

You can view these online HERE

Weather by Joe

It's been a wet night here on the island this morning, Friday the 13th day of October. At 8:30 a.m., its 57 degrees outside with overcast skies. It's to be mostly cloudy today with a high of 62 with west southwest winds at 10 to 20 mph. Tonight it will continue to be cloudy with at 20% chance of rain all day and all night. The winds tonight will switch to the northwest and die down to 4 to 10 mph. The pressure is 30.06 with visibility of ten miles The overcast clouds are at 4800 feet. The dewpoint is 56 degrees with humidity at 88%. According to the rain gauge, we got a little over a tenth of an inch of rain, but it surely looks wetter than that.

Word of the day: confabulate [kuh n-fab-yuh-leyt] This is an intransitive (no direct object) verb that means to converse informally or to chat. You may confabulate with Phyllis after she wakes up.

On this day in 1792: (from history.com)

The cornerstone is laid for a presidential residence in the newly designated capital city of Washington. In 1800, President John Adams became the first president to reside in the executive mansion, which soon became known as the “White House” because its white-gray Virginia freestone contrasted strikingly with the red brick of nearby buildings.

The city of Washington was created to replace Philadelphia as the nation’s capital because of its geographical position in the center of the existing new republic. The states of Maryland and Virginia ceded land around the Potomac River to form the District of Columbia, and work began on Washington in 1791. French architect Charles L’Enfant designed the area’s radical layout, full of dozens of circles, crisscross avenues, and plentiful parks. In 1792, work began on the neoclassical White House building at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue under the guidance of Irish American architect James Hoban, whose design was influenced by Leinster House in Dublin and by a building sketch in James Gibbs’ Book of Architecture. President George Washington chose the site.

On November 1, President John Adams was welcomed into the executive mansion. His wife, Abigail, wrote about their new home: “I pray heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this house, and on all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but wise men ever rule under this roof!”

In 1814, during the War of 1812, the White House was set on fire along with the U.S. Capitol by British soldiers in retaliation for the burning of government buildings in Canada by U.S. troops. The burned-out building was subsequently rebuilt and enlarged under the direction of James Hoban, who added east and west terraces to the main building, along with a semicircular south portico and a colonnaded north portico. The smoke-stained stone walls were painted white. Work was completed on the White House in the 1820s.

Major restoration occurred during the administration of President Harry Truman, and Truman lived across the street for several years in Blair House. Since 1995, Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and Lafayette Square has been closed to vehicular traffic for security reasons. Today, more than a million tourists visit the White House annually. It is the oldest federal building in the nation’s capital.

Did you know, Kangaroos cannot walk backwards!

Christmas Bazaar Scheduled

Peaine Township Meeting Documents

October 12, 2017, 7 p.m. Meeting

Codified Zoning ................Critical Dunes.................Minutes 101217

......................Fire Hall Lease ..........Airport Resolution......... 2nd Amendment BIESA Incorporation Document

VARIANCE FROM CD DISTRICT

Dive Sausage Equipment Failure


By Dick Burris



 Before telling of this dive equipment failure, I would like to describe, level suspension for beginning divers, and how it is controlled. This is called buoyancy control.  Most divers need weights to submerge, and some like me naturally submerge, even with a full lung of air. Weigh belts, and buoyancy compensator vests are the answer to both problems.

Read the rest of the story HERE

Manitoulin Expositor Article on the Island Summit

A very nice article about the Island Summit can be viewed HERE

Phyllis' Daily Weather

October 12, 2017

Home again, and enjoying our much, much faster internet than the motel had. I didn't pass my mammogram with flying colors so have to go back for more testing when I go over to see my oncologist on the 25th. I'm sure things will be just fine. God probably doesn't need a retired, midget librarian who's afraid of raccoons! plus I need to keep entertaining Joe and doing this weather

Right now it's 50°, clear skies, humidity is at 82%, pressure is at 30.29 inches, wind is from the ESE at 7 mph, dew point is 45°, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Sunny in the morning, then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Southeast winds at 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
TONIGHT: Cloudy. Chance of drizzle and a slight chance of rain in the evening, then a chance of rain and drizzle after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s.South winds at 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
MARINE REPORT: Small Craft Advisory in effect through late tonight
TODAY: Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Sunny early in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT: South wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Chance of rain and drizzle. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

ON THIS DATE of October 12, 1810 - Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The royalty invited the public to attend the event which became an annual celebration that later became known as Oktoberfest.

DID YOU KNOW THAT WD-40® literally stands for Water Displacement, 40th formula? That's the name straight out of the lab book used by the chemist who developed the product back in 1953. The chemist, Norm Larsen, was attempting to concoct a formula to prevent corrosion—a task which is done by displacing water.

WORD OF THE DAY: interdigitate (in-ter-DIJ-uh-tayt) which means to become interlocked like the fingers of folded hands. It probably won't surprise you to learn that interdigitate comes from the prefix inter-, as in interlock, and the Latin word digitus, meaning "finger." Digitus also gave us digit, which is used in English today to refer to (among other things) the finger or toe of any animal. Interdigitate usually suggests an interlocking of things with fingerlike projections, such as muscle fibers or the teeth of an old-fashioned bear trap. The word can also be used figuratively to imply a smooth interweaving of disparate things, such as the blending of two cultures within a shared region. This word entered the English language in the mid 19th century.

Museum Week 2001

In the process of gathering some of the interview VHS tapes completed by Robert Cole and Shirley Gladish, this one got in the pile, and BINN editor Joe Moore decided to convert this tape to digital format as well. There was quite a bit on this tape, and taking the time to put everything in the order of the tape would take too long, but a picture of each participant was pulled from the video to give the reader an idea of what is on the tape. These pictures are not in the order of their appearance in the video clips, but do represent a general list of participants during Museum Week 2001, sixteen years ago this 11th day of October 2017.

.........................Andrea Moore..........Barry Pischner.......Barry Pischnes and Tammy McDonough

Bill Cashman...........Danielle, Heather, and Hillary.....Don Meister

.......Elwood Van Antwerp.....Irish Dancers......Jeremy, Danielle, Heather, and HIlary

Jeremy, LD Ryan, and Doris Larsen.....Jerry Gorden.......Jim Gillinghan..............

Karri Walter at Beaverhead Light.....Keewadinaquay......Mary Czarnecki

.........Melissa Bailey.................Peg Schneider.....Paul Niehaus and the Pet Show

The Protar Lady............Robert Cole.........Sheri Timsak

Signe Thomas singing and then Signe dancing

Obviously, this tape has a large number of people presenting or performing sixteen years ago for Museum Week 2001.

View video of this HERE

BI Transportation Authority Meeting Schedule

Peaine October Agendas

Regular meeting....................Special election meeting

Phyllis' Daily Weather

October 11, 2017

Headed home on the ferry this morning. On the island's 53° right now, partly cloudy skies, humidity is at 68% pressure is at 30.24 inches, wind is from the east at 13 mph, dew point is 43°, wind gusts are up to 20 mph, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs around 60°. East winds at 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
TONIGHT: Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Light winds.
MARINE REPORT:
TODAY: East wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Mostly cloudy then becoming mostly sunny in the morning then becoming sunny. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
TONIGHT: East wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Clear. Waves 2 feet or less.

ON THIS DATE of October 11, 1983 - The last hand-cranked telephones in the U.S. went out of service. The 440 telephone customers of Bryant Pond, ME, were switched to direct-dial service.

DID YOU KNOW THAT the opposite sides of a die always adds up to 7?

WORD OF THE DAY: arcadian (ahr-KEY-dee-uh n) which means rural, rustic, or pastoral, especially suggesting simple, innocent contentment. Arcadia, in the central Peloponnesus, has no outlet to the sea and is very mountainous, even for Greece. Because the population of ancient Arcadia for the most part lived in small villages in mountain valleys, Arcadia played only a very small role in the tumultuous political life of the Greeks. Arcadia was also poor, and from the early 5th century b.c., its chief export was mercenary soldiers. Theocritus, a Greek poet who flourished about 270 b.c., was the first to set his poems in Arcadia as an ideal rural spot. Arcadian entered English in the 16th century.

Helen Pike Passes Away

Helen Pike, 101 years old, passed away this morning, October 11, 2017.

Helen M. (LaFreniere) Pike, 101 years old, died on Oct. 11, 2017. She was born on Oct. 6, 1916 on Beaver Island to Nels and Sophia (Boyle) LaFreniere.


When just 16, Helen pursued her dream of college and becoming a teacher and traveled to the big world off-Island. She graduated from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo with a degree in teaching. Her very first job was at a two-room school house in Brutus, MI.


She married John D. Pike in 1940. Their first years together were spent on Beaver Island where the couple managed the King Strang Hotel. They moved to Montague, MI and there raised their four children. Helen taught at the Nellie B. Chisholm junior high school there for 33 years. Many of her former students have visited her on the Island, fondly remembering her Michigan History classes.


Following her retirement from teaching, Helen returned to her beloved Beaver Island. She was active in the Historical Society and the Beaver Island District Library, where she volunteered. She was a devoted member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. Her community involvements include spearheading the work for erecting the Island monument to those who lost their lives on Lake Michigan. She also headed up the “Millennium Party” on the Island which saw Islanders returning from all corners of the U.S. Her cabin on the Island, “Grandma’s Place,” was often the spot for family gatherings.


In her later years, Helen’s eyesight failed but she still enjoyed outings with the Island Red Hat Ladies and offering comfort to those ill or mourning with a gift of her famous banana bread. She was “Aunt Helen” to generations of Island relations and friends. All will miss her stories, spirited conversations and lively sense of humor.


Helen was preceded in death by her husband, two daughters lost in infancy (Michaelanne and Mary), all her brothers and sisters. Surviving Helen are her children: George Nelson (Judy) Pike, John David Jr. (Pat) Pike, Francis (Marijean) Pike and Elaine (Steve) West; grandchildren Matt (Vickie) Pike, Amy Cook, Carrie (Mike) Johnson, Laura (AJ) Muysenberg,  Brent (Jennifer) Pike, Jared (Miranda) Pike, Gavin West and Grant (Mallory) West; nine great grandchildren: Ethan Cook; Andrew, Nora and Sophia Johnson; Aidan and Addison Pike,  Liam and Harbor Pike and Harrison West; and many nephews, nieces and good friends.


Helen will be returning to the Island on the ferry boat on Friday, October 13. 2017. Visitation at Holy Cross Church will be held Friday evening, starting at 6 p.m. with  the  rosary will be said at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be said at Holy Cross at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Father Jim Siler officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery and a luncheon will be held at the Hall. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Holy Cross Church (P.O. Box 145) Beaver Island, MI 49782 or the Beaver Island Historical Society.

Christian Church Seeks Snow Clearing Bids

Northern Lights League Soccer Tourney on Beaver Island

The Islanders will be hosting the Northern Lights League Soccer Tournament this year. It has been 6 years since we have hosted the tournament and we are excited to welcome the Big Bay De Noc Black Bears, Grand Marais Polar Bears, Hannahville Soaring Eagles, Mackinac Island Lakers, and Munising Baptist Bobcats. 

The schedule is as follows:
Game 1 8:45 - 10:00 Big Bay (3) vs. Hannahville (5)
Game 2 10:15-11:30 Munising Baptist (4) vs. Grand Marais (6)
11:30 Break
Game 3 12:00-1:15 Mackinac Island (1) vs. winner of Game 1
Game 4 1:30-2:45 Beaver Island (2) vs. winner of Game 2
2:45 Break
Game 5 3:15-4:30 Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of game 4

The Booster Club will be offering breakfast and lunch concessions. 

Come out and cheer your Islander Soccer Team on, it should be a fun day!

What Did You Say 61

There was a discussion at lunch time today at the Deli.  It brought back a couple of memories that I had completely forgotten about.  Sometimes a mention of something completely unconnected to the topic of discussion causes a connection between synapses that have nothing, literally nothing to do with the topic being discussed.


So, it would be easy to say that I checked out of the conversation for just a moment as a particular run jumped out of the depths and into the forefront of the memory.  There wasn’t anyone that I could tell about this memory because they’d think that I was crazy if I brought it up.  The discussion was more about the sucker runs in the creeks in the springtime, but my mind wound up going into a memory of a couple of EMS runs down the East Side of the island for a couple of special people.

Read the rest of the story HERE

Phyllis' Daily Weather

October 10, 2017

It's 50° on the island this morning, partly cloudy skies, humidity is at 66%, pressure is at 30.22 inches, wind is from the north at 8 mph, dew point is 39°, visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. North winds at 10 mph.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Light winds.
MARINE REPORT:
TODAY: North wind 10 to 15 knots. Gusts up to 20 knots early in the morning. Mostly sunny early in the morning then becoming sunny. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
TONIGHT: Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.

ON THIS DATE of October 10, 1962 - The BBC banned the song "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett. The song was released as a single on Gary S. Paxton's Garpax Records label in August 1962 along with a full-length LP called The Original Monster Mash, which contained several other monster-themed tunes. The "Monster Mash" single was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on October 20–27 of that year, just before Halloween. It has been a perennial holiday favorite ever since. The BBC had banned the record from airplay in 1962 on the grounds that the song was "too morbid". It was re-released in the United Kingdom in 1973, where it peaked at #3 in early October.

DID YOU KNOW THAT it's a myth that a piece of paper cannot be folded more than 7 times? It’s just that the people who accomplished the feat used a lot of paper! In other words, it was not a piece of paper that you could simply tear from some notebook. Also, there were numerous people involved in the process.

So, good luck trying to manage more than 7 folds all on your own with a small piece of paper. Under those conditions, it is basically impossible.

Why Is It So Difficult?
The main difficulty lies in the ever-increasing thickness and thus the strength of the paper itself. It would seem quite plain at a glance, but if you take a piece of paper that is only 0.1 mm thick and fold it in half, the new thickness is 0.2 mm. This thickness goes on increasing exponentially, as does the height of the paper. If you fold the same piece of paper 7 times, it would be as thick as 128 sheets of paper.

Also, with the increase in height, you also have a lesser width at your disposal to use in order to apply some force to keep the paper folding. So yes, not only does the paper become immensely thick, but it also becomes very, very tall.

WORD OF THE DAY: astrobleme (ahr-KEY-dee-uh n) which means an erosional scar on the earth's surface, produced by the impact of a cosmic body, as a meteorite or asteroid. Astrobleme is formed from two Greek words, ástron “star” and blêma “a throw of the dice, missile, wound.” Greek ástron is akin to Latin stella (from an unrecorded sterula), and Germanic (English) star. Blêma derives from the Greek root bal-, blē-, bol- “to throw,” source of ballistic, problem (Greek próblēma “something put forward (to solve)”), parabola and parable (Greek parabolḗ “comparison, juxtaposition, something put alongside for comparison”). Astrobleme entered English in the 20th century.

Consolidation of Two Townships Suggested

If anyone wants to sign a petition, please contact Angel Welke at home (2374); via e-mail (angel@islandairways.com); or mobile phone (231 675 7882).

The document was prepared by John Fiegan and Angel Welke.

John Fiegen has lived on Beaver Island since 1994 at which time he retired from a 38 year career in public education. He came to the Island with the goal of working for every Island employer and is currently 82% of the way there. He has served as President of the Preservation Association, President of the Beaver Island School Board, Chair of St. James Planning Commission, President of the Port St. James Association and is currently on the board of the Island’s District Library and Historical Society.

Angela LeFevre-Welke, BA (degree in secondary education, English literature, and American History), moved to Beaver Island nearly 17 years ago when she married Paul Welke, owner of Island Airways. She spent over 20 years managing a multi-physician office in the Bay City, Michigan area. She was introduced to Beaver Island almost 35 years ago by friends and was a frequent visitor to the area prior to moving here. Recently, she has become President of Island Airways. Angela’s interests include a passion for animals and rescuing dogs (including her Golden Retriever Murphy, Australian Shepherd / Great Pyrenees mixes Alice and Matilda, and the soon to arrive Australian Shepherd Darwin), reading (murder mysteries mostly with some history and biographies mixed in), golfing (frustrating but fun), and travel. As a full time resident of Beaver Island she has served on several committees and boards including the Beaver Island Rural Health Center, Preservation Association, and Transfer Station. She has also served as a member of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Airport Committee.

Read the document HERE

Plane Lands on Belly

On Sunday 10/8/17, at approximately 1:05 pm, Pilot Scott Hoxie was attempting to land at the Beaver Island Township Airport with another aircraft behind him.  Hoxie forgot to put the landing gears down and landed on the belly of the Searey amphibious airplane.  Scott Hoxie of Grand Rapids MI, DOB 07/19/58​.. No one was injured in the crash and was turned over to the FAA.

Phyllis' Daily Weather

October 9, 2017

It's 56° outside right now, light fog, humidity is at 100%, pressure is 29.81 inches, wind is from the north, and visibility is 3 miles.
TODAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds at 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Light winds.
MARINE REPORT:
TODAY: Northwest wind 5 to 10 knots becoming north 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots in the morning. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT: North wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

ON THIS DATE of October 9, 1635 - Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island, was banished from Massachusetts because he had spoken out against punishments for religious offenses and giving away land that belonged to the Indians. Williams had founded Providence, Rhode Island as a place for people to seek religious freedom.

DID YOU KNOW THAT the Olympic symbol consisting of five overlapping rings was designed in 1913? The rings represent the union of the continents and of athletes from around the world. Even though there are seven geographic continents, for purposes of international sports competition Antarctica is excluded and traditionally North and South America are considered simply as “America.”

The Olympic flag made its first public appearances in Paris during the 1914 Olympic Congress, although it was not flown at the Olympic Games until 1920. In 1990, the International Olympic Committee announced that Atlanta would host the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. However, the transfer of the Olympic flag did not come until the conclusion of the 1992 Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain.

In September 1992, the Olympic flag was carried through the state of Georgia before its journey to Atlanta City Hall, its official home until the opening of the 1996 Olympic Games, when it flew over Olympic Stadium.

At the close of the 1996 Summer Olympics, the mayor of Atlanta passed the Olympic flag to the president of the IOC, who in turn presented the flag to the mayor of Sydney, Australia, which will host the 2000 Summer Olympics.

WORD OF THE DAY: acarophobia (ak-uh-ruh-FOE-bee-uh) which means 1. An extreme fear of small insects. 2. A delusion that one’s skin is infested with bugs. 3. A fear of itching. From Greek acarus (mite) + -phobia (fear). Ultimately from the Indo-European root sker- (to cut), which is also the source of words such as skirt, sharp, scrape, screw, shard, shears, carnage, curt, carnivorous, excoriate, scrobiculate, hardscrabble, and incarnadine.

Ken Slater Passes Away

Ken Slater, husband of Loretta LaFreniere Slater, has passed peacefully in his sleep yesterday afternoon... to be with Our Father in a place without pain.

Visitation will be Friday, November 3, 2017, at 7 pm at Holy Cross Church, Beaver Island—with a rosary to follow at 8 pm.

The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 11 am, with a luncheon to follow at the Parish Hall.

In lieu of flowers, we are asking that donations be made in my father’s name to either the Beaver Island Rural Health Center, or United Way Worldwide—to benefit the victims of the recent devastating hurricanes and earthquakes. Thank you.

(from a facebook post by his daughter)

Spin the Bacon

by Cindy Ricksgers

Howard Davis Retires Again

Farewell Party Scheduled

 

Christian Church Bulletin

October 8, 2017

Holy Cross Bulletin

October 2017

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

The Sunday morning Mass from Holy Cross was once again live streamed on the Internet at http://beaverisland.tv this morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Mass was viewed by twelve unique IP addresses this morning. This mass, along with the Sunday Masses for the last two year have also been recorded and posted on Beaver Island News on the 'Net. If you wish to check out some of those that happened prior to this year, you can view them at http://beaverislandnewsarchives.com.

This morning's Mass was celebrated by Father James Siler, Holy Cross Parish priest, with Pinky Harmon doing the readings. BINN also caught Sharon Scammerhorn lighting the candles this morning, something she does all the time, but gets no recognition for doing the chore.

Lighting the candles before Mass

Pinky Harmon does the readings......Father Jim Siler gives the sermon.......Reading the announcements

View video of this service HERE

Phyllis' Daily Weather

October 8, 2017

Great evening last night: MSU won AND no raccoon in the backyard. Added to that, this weekend we received 1 1/2 inches of rain, so the woods aren't bone dry. Right now it's 59°, clear skies, humidity is at 88%, pressure is 29.62 inches, wind is from the WSW at 16 mph with gusts to 23 mph, dew point is 56°, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Mostly sunny Highs in the lower 70s. Southwest winds at 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
TONIGHT: Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Light winds.
MARINE REPORT: Small Craft Advisory in effect through this evening
TODAY: Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet in the afternoon.
TONIGHT: South wind 5 to 10 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

ON THIS DATE of October 8, 1918 - U.S. Corporal Alvin C. York almost single-handedly killed 25 German soldiers and captured 132 in the Argonne Forest in France. York had originally tried to avoid being drafted as a conscientious objector. After this event his was promoted to sergeant and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. If you get a chance, watch the movie "Sergeant YorkJ" starring Gary Cooper. It is based on the diary of York. The American Film Institute ranked the film 57th in the its 100 most inspirational American movies. It also rated Alvin York 35th in its list of the top 50 heroes in American cinema.

In 2008, Sergeant York was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

DID YOU KNOW THAT the Medieval form of tennis is termed as real tennis, a game that evolved over three centuries, from an earlier ball game played around the 12th century in France which involved hitting a ball with a bare hand and later with a glove?

WORD OF THE DAY: anthropocentric (an-thruh-poh-SEN-trik) which means viewing and interpreting everything in terms of human experience and values. The Greek noun ánthrōpos means “human being.” Like 60 percent of ancient Greek vocabulary, ánthrōpos has no sure etymology. The combining form -centric derives ultimately from Greek kentrikós “of a point,” a derivative of kéntron “needle, spur, pivoting point in drawing a circle,” borrowed into Latin as centrum, whence Old French and Middle English centre.

Beaver Island Transportation Authority

October 10, 2017 at Noon

Regular Meeting Agenda

Annual Meeting Agenda

Minutes from September 2017

BICS Board Meeting Agenda

October 9, 2017

Bite of Beaver

The Bite of Beaver is a very popular event with several of the businesses, the rural health center gardeners, the churches, and individuals making amazing treats for those in attendance. This year was no different with snails, meatball, several kinds of soup, sliders, cupcakes, heavenly deserts, and coffee, drinkable and packaged. The event continues until 2 p.m. today.

View a gallery of photos HERE

 

Craft Show at the BIC Center

Every year there is a craft show and sale at the Beaver Island Community Center in the auditorium with tables set up for the crafts to be viewed. The types of crafts were a real variety from candles to tee shirts to jewelry to cards and many more. This opened at 10 a.m..

View a gallery of photos HERE

 

Beaver Boodle

This is a fundraising event for the BICS Sports Boosters Club. It was quite a rainy day for those participating in the route. Some were walking and some were running in the Beaver Boodle. There were 36 total that registered. Eleven of those were runners. With the soccer team in Grand Marais and the Volleyball team on Mackinac Island with the rainy weather, there were very few kids on the island to particpate. This reporter only saw four kids, but there was only one registered in up-to-fifteen category, and only one registered in the 16-19 category. The walkers started out right at eleven a.m..

View a small gallery of the Boodle HERE

 

Interview of Lillian Gregg 2017

A continuation of the oral history project of the Beaver Island Historical Society includes the recording of interviews in aural form. Upon hearing this, Editor Joe Moore set up a video camera to record this interview of Lillian Gregg and the Gregg family history. Lillian had her two daughters, Phyllis Gregg Moore and Ruth Ellen Gregg with her. This became more like a conversation than an interview, but lots of unrecorded information has been recorded for posterity. This interview took place on October 6, 2017, at Lillian's home here on Beaver Island beginning around 1 p.m.

Emily Ruddell and Lynne Flanagan were at the home for the interview.

View video of the interview HERE

Islander Soccer at Grand Marais

It was reported last night by posts on facebook that the Islander soccer team won the match on October 6, 2017, playing up in Grand Marais, by a score of 10-2. The Islanders were to play again this morning, but no results are availalbe at this time.

It was just reported that the Islanders beat the Polar Bears Saturday morning with a score of 9-1.

Historical Interview of Corneil Gatliff by Robert Cole 1991

More than twenty-five years ago, Robert Cole began doing some interviews of older Islanders. These interviews were sponsored by the Beaver Island Historical Society. Robert realized that the stories and the history of the more modern Islanders, post-Strang, was going to be lost if it didn't get recorded. This philosophy is mirrored by editor Joe Moore of Beaver Island News on the 'Net. This editor realized, during an ongoing project of digitizing the Gregg family slides, that the older slides were degrading in quality, fading away, if you will. That made the loss of memories of this island resident disappearing with the slides as they degraded.

In a conversation with the current director of the Historical Society, this editor offered to provide the BIHS with digital copies of the videos, if they might also be published on Beaver Island News on the 'Net. The director said that she would get back with me. BINN got permission to from the director to digitize the VHS tapes and provide digital video copies of these to the historical society in exchange for the work of the digitizing. The first of these tapes was completed on September 1, 2017.

This interview is of Corneil Gatliff in his home in St. Clair Shores in 1991.

View this interview HERE

Phyllis' Daily Weather

October 7, 2017

We've lived in this house for well over 20 years and last night, for the very first time, I came face to face with a raccoon. Every night at 9:00 I let the dogs out for one last trip.All of a sudden they started barking up a storm by the fenced in compost. I thought it was a cat that has been wandering around until the critter jumped on the top of a fence post hissing. Scared the bejesus out of me (I think I'm 2 inches shorter now). He screamed at me, I screamed at him, and we both screamed at the dogs. Finally the raccoon jumped down and ran off to the neighbors yard. My feet couldn't get me inside the house fast enough with the dogs right on my tail. Anyhow, that was my excitement last night.

Right now we have 64°, humidity is at 93%, pressure is at 29.61 inches, we've received .75 inches of rain since midnight, wind is from the sough at 8 mph, dew point is 62°, wind gusts are at 17 mph, and visibility is 7 miles.
TODAY: Patchy fog in the morning. Numerous rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
TONIGHT: Rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then rain showers after midnight.. Lows in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
MARINE REPORT: Gale Warning in effect through this evening
TODAY: South wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots. Patchy fog early in the morning. Numerous showers and slight chance of thunderstorms early in the morning, then chance of showers in the morning. Showers likely in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 4 to 7 feet in the morning.
TONIGHT: Southwest wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Rain showers. Waves 4 to 7 feet.

ON THIS DATE of October 7, 1982 - The musical "Cats" opened at the Wintergarden Theatre. In 1997 the show became the longest running show in Broadway history.

DID YOU KNOW THAT all scorpions fluoresce under ultraviolet light, such as an electric black light or natural moonlight? The blue-green glow comes from a substance found in the hyaline layer, a very thin but super tough coating in a part of the scorpion's exoskeleton called the cuticle.

WORD OF THE DAY: collogue (kuh-LOHG) which means
1) to confer secretly; 2) to plot mischief; conspire. The etymology of collogue is obscure. The sense of the English verb may somehow have developed from the French noun colloque “conference, seminar,” from Latin colloquium “conversation, conference.” The sense “to confer secretly” may derive from the uncommon verb colleague “to enter an alliance, ally” from Old French colliquer, from Latin colligāre “to tie together.” Collogue entered English in the 16th century.

Lady Islanders versus Lady Rockets

October 6, 2017

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Lady Islanders..................Lady Rockets...

It's been a few years since the Paradise School was in a position to field a volleyball team, but this year, their numbers are up to almost seventy, and they have a young team with only one senior and two juniors. The Lady Rockets are in the learning mode, and have yet to be able to master a return of a good overhand serve, but they are learning. The Lady Islanders won the first match 2-0 and the second match 3-0. It was a fairly easy win of all five games in a row by the Lady Islanders.

 

View a large gallery of photos HERE

View video of the games HERE

Eagles in Eagle Tree

October 6, 2017

Several people have asked why the red car keeps going down Gull Harbor Road, turns around, and come right back out within a half hour of time. This is the answer to that particular question. The editor of News on the 'Net is frequently checking the water levels at Gull Harbor, and, while doing so, keeps his eyes up looking toward the Eagle Tree out there, so called because many eagles rest in that tree, not every day, but frequently enough to make it worth the trip out there. Today, just about lunch time, there were two eagles relaxing in the tree, so it happened that a picture or two or three could be taken of them there. That's the reason for the trip to Gull Harbor if anyone asks yoiu.

 

Phyllis' Daily Weather

October 6, 2017

It's 51° this morning, cloudy skies, humidity is 92%, pressure is at 30.06 inches, wind is from the north, dew point is 48°, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Partly sunny. HIghs in the mid 60s. LIght winds.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers in the evening, then rain showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. Southeast winds at 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph after midnight.
MARINE REPORT: Gale watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through late Saturday night.
TODAY: Light winds. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT: Southeast wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Rain showers. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

ON THIS DATE of October 6, 1976 - "Disco Duck" by Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots received a gold record. The song became only the fourth single to be certified platinum in December of 1976.

DID YOU KNOW THAT your forearm and your foot are the same length? Try measuring the length of your forearm (from the crook of your elbow to your wrist) and compare it with the length of your foot. You'll be surprised that they are the same length.

WORD OF THE DAY: bombard (bahm-BARD) which means
1 : to attack especially with artillery or bombers
2 : to assail vigorously or persistently (as with questions)
3 : to subject to the impact of rapidly moving particles (as electrons)
In the late Middle Ages, a bombard was a cannon used to hurl large stones at enemy fortifications. Its name, which first appeared in English in the 15th century, comes from the Middle French bombarde, which in turn was probably a combination of the onomatopoeic bomb- and the suffix -arde (equivalent to the English ­-ard). The verb bombard blasted onto the scene in English in the 17th century, with an original meaning of "to attack especially with artillery"; as weapons technology improved throughout the centuries, such artillery came to include things like automatic rifles and bomber aircraft. Nowadays one can be bombarded figuratively in any number of ways, such as by omnipresent advertising messages or persistent phone calls.

Great Lakes Island Communities Gather for First Great Lakes Islands Summit

Mackinac Island Town CrierMembers from 12 island communities gathered on remote Beaver Island off the Northern Michigan coast September 25-26 for the first-ever Great Lakes Islands Summit. The 2-day summit, held at Central Michigan University's Biological Station, brought together islanders to connect, discuss challenges unique to islands, and plan for future initiatives. Islanders including local government officials, business owners, school administrators, and local leaders traveled to the summit from three states and the Canadian province of Ontario.

Michigan: Beaver, Drummond, Harsens, Les Cheneaux, Mackinac, Neebish 
Ohio:
Middle Bass, South Bass
Wisconsin:
Madeline, Washington 
Ontario, Canada:
Manitoulin, Pelee

"These coastal communities are the truest expression of Great Lakes culture and way of life," said Jon W. Allan, Director of the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes.
The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes, Northland College's Center for Rural Communities, and the Island Institute of Maine partnered to help islanders explore forming a network of island communities at the summit.
A Great Lakes islands coalition could be a powerful tool for islanders to share solutions and best practices and create ideas to address challenges unique to these coastal communities. These include natural resources, transportation, healthcare, sustainability, demographics, education, and energy. A unified Great Lakes Islands voice has the potential to help islanders support and advocate for each other.
After two days of sharing and brainstorming, participants agreed that there is value in partnering to create a sustainable, healthy future for island communities. They looked forward to inviting additional island communities to the network and supported making the Islands Summit an annual event.
Learn more about the Islands Initiative from the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes by contacting Matt Preisser at preisserm@michigan.gov.   

(Photo credit to Mackinac Island Cryer)

Christian Church Bulletin

October 1, 2017

Phyllis' Daily Weather

October 5, 2017

Clear skies this morning, 53°, humidity is at 74%, pressure is at 30.13 inches, wind is from the west at 7 mph, dew point is 45°, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy in the evening and then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Northwest winds at 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.
MARINE REPORT: Small Craft Advisory in effect through this afternoon.
TODAY: West wind 10 to 15 knots. Gusts up to 25 knots in the afternoon. Sunny early in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Waves building to 2 to 4 feet.
TONIGHT: Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

ON THIS DATE of October 5, 1975 - "Cat's in the Cradle" was released by Harry Chapin. The song's lyrics began as a poem written by Harry's wife, Sandra "Sandy" Gaston; the poem itself was inspired by the awkward relationship between her first husband, James Cashmore, and his father, John, a politician who served as Brooklyn Borough President. She was also inspired by a country music song she had heard on the radio. Harry also said the song was about his own relationship with his son, Josh, admitting, "Frankly, this song scares me to death."

DID YOU KNOW THAT owls can't move their eyes from side to side? Also, owls don't have eyeballs. Rather, they're more like eye tubes. They're elongated and held in place by "sclerotic rings," a bony structure in the skull. Because of this, owls can't really move or roll their eyes. That's why they have heightened mobility in their necks,

WORD OF THE DAY: aerie (AIR-ee, EER-ee) which means:
1) an apartment or office on a high floor in a high-rise building: a penthouse aerie with a spectacular view.
2) the nest of a bird of prey, as an eagle or a hawk.
Everything about aerie is confusing: its spellings, its pronunciations, its meanings. So it is only consistent that the etymology of aerie is also confusing. Aerie comes from a Medieval Latin noun with many spellings: aerea, aeira, airea, aeria (feminine); aerius, erius (masculine); or ayerium (neuter) “nest or brood of a bird of prey.” The many Latin forms show confusion with or contamination from Latin ārea “level ground, area” and āerius, a borrowing from Greek meaning “airy, aerial.” All of the Latin forms are Latinizations of Old French aire, ere, and haire (among other forms) “nest of a predatory bird, kind, stock, family,” itself of uncertain origin. The Old French forms may derive from Latin ager “field,” or from agrum “nest,” an unattested Vulgar Latin derivative of Latin ager. Aerie entered English in the 16th century.

Annual Pet Blessing

The Annual Pet Blessing will take place on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at 11:30 am on Holy Cross Convent/Rectory lawn, the lawn facing the public beach. Bring your pet for its annual blessing by Father Jim Siler.

Phyllis' Daily Weather

October 4, 2017

Mostly cloudy skies this morning. Said skies are drooling and so far have dripped a grand total of .08 inches but more is promised as the day goes on. Right now it's 59°, humidity is at 87%, pressure is 30.19 inches, wind is from the NW at 10 to 16 mph, dew point is 55°, and visibility is 10 mph.
TODAY: Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers in the morning then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. West winds at 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
MARINE REPORT:
TODAY: West wind 10 to 15 knots. Gusts to around 25 knots early. Showers early in the morning. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 2 to 3 feet in the afternoon.
TONIGHT: West wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

ON THIS DATE of October 4, 1648, the Governor of the colony, Peter Stuyvesant, appointed four fire Wardens to help prevent fires by patrolling the colony and inspecting homes for wooden chimneys and thatched roofs. One of the first fire alarm systems was instituted in 1658 with the “rattlewatch.” The rattlewatch consisted of eight men who were charged with patrolling the town at night carrying wooden rattles that they sounded upon discovery of smoke or fire. Townspeople were expected to wake up and hurry to the location of the fire. Fires, at that time, were fought using leather buckets. Citizens of New Amsterdam were required to fill three buckets of water at sunset and place them at their doorsteps in case an alarm was sounded. At the scene of the fire, a bucket brigade was formed – one line of people passed filled buckets from the water source to the fire, and the second line passed empty buckets back to the water source to be refilled.

DID YOU KNOW THAT Almonds are members of the rose family and are therefore also called 'The queen of the rose family'. Other family members of the almond are the peach and the apricot. Almonds were grown thousands of years ago without having an official name.

WORD OF THE DAY: cucurbit (kyoo-KUR-bit) which means
1) any plant of the gourd family
2) a gourd
3) the gourd-shaped portion of an alembic, a vessel formerly used in distilling.
Cucurbit in the sense "gourd" is a modern development of Old French cucurbite, from Latin cucurbita “gourd, cupping glass.” In medieval Latin cucurbita also meant, because of its shape, “a flask or vessel used in distillation.” Cucurbit entered English in the 14th century.

Historical Helen Collar Interview by Shirley Gladish

August 1990

More than twenty-five years ago, Robert Cole began doing some interviews of older Islanders. These interviews were sponsored by the Beaver Island Historical Society. Robert realized that the stories and the history of the more modern Islanders, post-Strang, was going to be lost if it didn't get recorded. This philosophy is mirrored by editor Joe Moore of Beaver Island News on the 'Net. This editor realized, during an ongoing project of digitizing the Gregg family slides, that the older slides were degrading in quality, fading away, if you will. That made the loss of memories of this island resident disappearing with the slides as they degraded.

In a conversation with the current director of the Historical Society, this editor offered to provide the BIHS with digital copies of the videos, if they might also be published on Beaver Island News on the 'Net. The director said that she would get back with me. BINN got permission to from the director to digitize the VHS tapes and provide digital video copies of these to the historical society in exchange for the work of the digitizing. The first of these tapes was completed on September 1, 2017.

The video is degrading. There are some truly important pieces of history that will be lost if this project is not completed. This Shirley Gladish and Robert Cole interview is with Hellen Collar..

View the video interview HERE

What Did You Say 60


By Joe Moore


During a period of time in the history of Beaver Island EMS, many governing bodies looked the other way about the rules and others just ignored what we were doing.  The system of efficient air transport of patients to the mainland was truly in place.  We were able to get a patient off the island very quickly by just rolling our ambulance cot into the plane and strapping the cot down to the deck.  At this time, I was the director of the local EMS, and discovered that the medical control authority was ecstatic that we could get our patients moving to definitive care so quickly.  Not once did anyone in this authority say anything about the system that we had in place, except to praise our ability to get patients to the hospital almost as quickly as some of the mainland EMS services.

Read the rest of the story HERE

In the Middle of the Night

by Cindy Ricksgers

October St. James Township Documents

October 4, 2017

2017-18 Meeting Schedule....Public Works Meeting Notice........Election Commisson Meeting Notice

2017 Tax Rate Request.......Regular Meeting Minutes.........Special Meeting Minutes

Special Meeting Minutes.........Donegal Bay Road Bid

Char-Em Enhancement Millage......Agenda for 10/4/17.....Merger of Townships Petition

Grant Application Submitted.......Minutes Finance Committee........Minutes Public Works Committee

Minutes Public Works Committee

View video of this meeting HERE

Phyllis' Daily Weather

October 3, 2017

Clear skies this morning resembling black velvet strewn with twinkling diamonds, 66°, humidity is 61%, dew point is 52°, wind is from the south at 8 mph, pressure is 30.19 inches, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Partly sunny HIghs in the mid 70s. South winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
TONIGHT: Rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
MARINE REPORT: Small Craft Advisory in effect through late tonight.
TODAY: South wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Mostly sunny early in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 3 feet building to 3 to 5 feet in the afternoon.
TONIGHT: Southwest wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Patchy fog. Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Waves 3 to 5 feet.

ON THIS DATE of October 3, 1961 - Jimmie Rodgers, Fred Rose, and Hank Williams became the first to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Fred Rose was an American musician, Hall of Fame songwriter, and music publishing executive. A couple of songs he wrote are "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain", "Kaw-Liga", and "Take These Chains From My Heart" to name just a few.
Jimmie Rodgers. was an American country, blues and folk singer, songwriter and musician in the early 20th century, known most widely for his rhythmic yodeling. Rodgers, along with his contemporaries the Carter Family, was among one of the first country music superstars and pioneers, cited as an inspiration of many artists and an inductee into numerous Hall's of Fame. Rodgers was also known as "The Singing Brakeman", "The Blue Yodeler", and "The Father of Country Music". A few of his famous songs were: "Blue Yodel No. 1", "In the Jailhouse Now", "Frankie and Johnnie" and "Blue Yodel No 8" among many, many others.
Hiram "Hank" Williams is regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century,[2][3] Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously) that reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one (three posthumously). Some of his famous songs are "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", "Lovesick Blues" "Long Gone Lonesome Blues", "Why Don't You Love Me", "Moanin' the Blues", "Cold, Cold Heart", "Hey, Good Lookin'", "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)", "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive", just to name a few.

DID YOU KNOW THAT the word typewriter is the longest word that can be typed using only the top row of a keyboard? (How many of you are now looking at the top row and trying to see if you can find a longer word?)

WORD OF THE DAY: pudency (PYOOD-n-see) which means modesty, bashfulness. From Latin pudentia, from pudere (to make or be ashamed), which also gave us pudendum, impudent, pudibund (prudish), and pudeur (a sense of shame) Earliest documented use: before 1616.

Minutes September 22nd Special Peaine Meeting

Posting for Cleaning the Peaine Township Hall

Phyllis' Daily Weather

October 2, 2017

Clear skies (absolutely lovely), 56°, humidity is at 70%, dew point is 47°, wind is SE at 9 mph, pressure is 30.19 inches, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Partly sunny. HIghs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows around 60°. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
MARINE REPORT: Small Craft Advisory in effect through late Tuesday night
TODAY: South wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Partly sunny. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
TONIGHT: South wind 10 to 20 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

ON THIS DATE of October 2, 1836 - Charles Darwin returned to England after 5 years of acquiring knowledge around the world about fauna, flora, wildlife and geology. He used the information to develop his "theory of evolution" which he unveiled in his 1859 book entitled The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

DID YOU KNOW THAT the word 'testify' derived from a time when men were required to swear on their testicles?

WORD OF THE DAY: thimblerig (THIM-buh l -rig) which means a sleight-of-hand swindling game in which the operator palms a pellet or pea while appearing to cover it with one of three thimblelike cups, and then, moving the cups about, offers to bet that no one can tell under which cup the pellet or pea lies. The venerable swindle thimblerig is nowadays called the shell game (an Americanism dating from about 1890), in which walnut shells or small cups are used for the classic thimbles. The -rig of thimblerig is from the archaic noun rig "swindle, fraud." The verb sense of rig is alive and well in the U.S. in the meaning “manipulate fraudulently” (for example, the price of precious metals). Thimblerig entered English in the early 19th century.

Weekly BICS Update

September 29, 2017

First of October, Fox Lake Road

by Cindy Ricksgers

Mass from Holy Cross

October 1, 2017

Pinky Harmon did the readings and the Psalm

Father Doug gave the service today

View video of this service HERE

Visitor to the Island

A former graduate of the Beaver Island Community School came to the island this past weekend. "He looks different." "He drank his first legal beer in the Shamrock." "He got to officiate on the field he used to play on."

Several of these comments were heard on the soccer field this past weekend a Jeremy John Barrett officiated the game between the Beaver Island Islanders and the Mackinac Island Lakers in soccer. Although more pictures were wanted, there didn't seem to be a situation that would present itself to take the pictures after the officiating was over. These were taken on the spur of the moment.

Jeremy and Mrs. Croswhite....Jeremy and Mr. Moore

Jeremy Barrett and the current soccer team

Deer Visit Carlisle Road

As we begin the month of October, we begin the the preparations for those that hunt deer. Yes, we know that the Bite of Beaver Island coming along with the Boodle, but the deer don't know that. They began coming to visit Carlisle Road about two weeks ago. Coming out of the Font Lake swamp, one doe found an easily jumped fence and lots of tasty potato and tomato plants.Noticing that there were tops taken off the potato plants and a few tomatoes knocked to the ground, the gardener made certain that the fence was closed and that the plants were staked upright to prevent the tomatoes from laying on the ground.

The very next afternoon, a walk to the garden revealed that all the tomatoes had been eaten including the branches and leaves, with only the stems sticking up. All those almost ripe tomatoes; beefsteaks, Romano, and cherry tomatoes were gone, along with all the green tops of the tomato plants. That only suggested that there might be some deer back in the neighborhood. There hadn't been many seen in the last few years since the building of the medical center across the road and then the senior housing building.

We also began to notice the arrival of a lot of turkeys near the Carlisle Road and Kings Highway location. Once again, this was unusual since they hadn't been seen in any numbers for months and months. Then one four-point buck showed up across the road, and a friend reported seeing a six-point crossing the Kings Highway. Was this just coincidence? What had changed?

Our corn bins on the deck had been empty for most of the summer, so, since it's getting on toward fall, corn was purchased and put in the bins. If it's there, then you put it out when you begin to see turkeys. We've fed the turkeys for many years. Somehow, the word got out. It's not definite if the tomato-eating deer spread the news of a smorgasboard or the turkeys talked about the Carlisle fast food place, but deer have been seen near this location for about two weeks now. Grazing and finding left-over corn thrown out for the turkeys might have been the reason for their desire to visit.

The deer come, but they hide back in the bushes when a car heads down to the Stoney Acre Grill and Donegal Danny's Pub, but they don't wander very far until several vehicles chase them completely away.

View a small gallery of pictures HERE

 

September Record Month Video Report

In comparison to prior years, this September was very busy with many events being live streamed. All of these events were also recorded as well. The Vespers prayer service and the Ordination of Jim Siler was the primary example of an event that gained a great deal of momentum. News on the 'Net is proud to have been a part of these events. This was a perfect example of the motto of Beaver Island News on the 'Net, "Today's News as Close to Today as Possible." Viewing an event while the event is occurring means you can only be closer by being there, and many could not be here for these events. Over two hundred unique IP addresses viewed the Ordination live and online, and several people were able to view the service in the school gymnasium through a microwave link. An obviously historical event was also recorded and made available to anyone anywhere.

Just one more example of the live stream and the numbers will be presented. This past weekend, the Islanders were playing sports against the Mackinac Island Lakers, and over fifty unique IP addresses viewed both soccer and volleyball games on both Friday and Saturday. One parent from Mackinac Island related that his home was a viewing locations with several parents and kids joinging in to watch on Friday night with refreshments.

Now on to the numbers.............

In the month of September, 843 unique IP addresses viewed 3377 videos, using 214.5 GB of bandwidth. The bandwidth alone is more than double the highest previous amount and sets a record across the board.

The live streaming was viewed by 415 unique IP addresses, viewing 685 events,(which means that soem viewed more than one event), using 52.2 GB of bandwidth. This is multiple times higher and a record.

The recorded video viewing for the month of September included 425 unique IP addresses, viewing 2612 videos, and using 164.8 GB of bandwidth.

The previous historical video for September included 59 unique IP addresses, viewing 85 clips, and using 1.8 GB of bandwidth.

While the majority of the viewing of videos of Beaver Island took place by people all over Michigan from the UP down to Detroit or Kalamazoo, there were twelve states that viewed some of the live events this month. The recorded video was viewed from eighteen states during the month as well.

All of these viewers are much appreciated, and help to make the investment of money, time, and effort worthwhile. It's hard to imagine the growth over the last eight years, but it is quite amazing! Thank you for your continuing support!

B. I. Fire Department Puts Out Garage Fire

September 30, 2017

The Beaver Island Fire Department was paged down the East Side Drive for a garage fire near the Jordan River. Beaver Island EMS was also paged for a standby in case of injury or illness. The fire department was paged at approximately 5 p.m. and all units were clear and available by 7 p.m. The island is so very fortunate to have a great volunteer fire department! Good job, volunteers!

Beaver Island Islander Soccer

September 29+30, 2017

The Islander soccer team had its work cut out for itself with the soccer games on Friday night and Saturday morning. The results of the two soccer matches were different, but the Islanders played well in both games. The Islanders lost Friday, 2-1, with a very rough game taking place, but on Saturday morning, the Islanders were quite inspired to clear up the discussion about which team was better at ball control. With a score of 5-1, Islanders truly won the honors and played very well together as a team. One Mackinac Island player got a yellow card when he questioned the call of the referees.

Saturday's scoreboard

One of the more interesting situations took place when Jeremy Barrett, graduate of Beaver Island Community School many years ago, was one of the referees for the soccer matches. He described the island as a "freiendly place where people smile and wave." He's right.

The Islanders pose for a photo on Saturday

View a gallery of photos from Friday night HERE

View a gallery of photos from Saturday soccer HERE

View video of Friday soccer HERE

View video of Saturday soccer HERE

Beaver Island Lady Islander Volleyball

September 29+30, 2017

Beaver Island hosted the Mackinac Lakers soccer team and the Lady Lakers volleyball. The results were not truly any indication of how well the BICS teams competed nor how well they played. The short version is that the volleyball team lost both the Friday night and the Saturday morning matches, but the pictures and video show much more about the efforts put forth by our Lady Islanders. Saturday morning the match was two wins by the Lady Lakers and two wins by the Lady Islanders when they went into the fifteen point match game. The level of excitement in the gymnasium on Beaver Island could literally be measured with smiles and cheers.

Lady Islander Volleyball

Lady Islanders pose for photos on Saturday

View a gallery of photos from Friday night games HERE

View gallery one of photos from Saturday HERE

View gallery two of photos from Saturday HERE

View video of Friday night games HERE

View video of Saturday games HERE

Nice Article in Petoskey News Review

Island Summit Article

Read it HERE

Immunization Clinic Scheduled

The following information came from the Health Department of Northwest Michigan after a phone call on September 27, 2017. The typical childhood vaccines will be available if you call for an appointment. Included are TDAP, MMR, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Flu shot, and Pneumonia shot. The cost depends upon your insurance, and it is strongly recommended you call your insurance company to make certain that these are included in your plan.

The immunization clinic is open to all ages.

 

     

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

Beaver Island Community Center

BEAVER ISLAND COMMUNITY CENTER

At the Heart of a Good Community

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Check www.BeaverIslandCommunityCenter.org or the Community Center for listings

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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Beaver Island Ecotourism Goals Draft, rev. 3, 19 Jan 2010

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Changing Water Levels of Paradise Bay

Water level on Sunday, September 24, 2017, with a very light east wind

Water level on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, with a northwest wind

It's a fairly obvious difference for anyone that lives here and has walked around Gull Harbor in past years, and driven a car along the shoreline. The water levels are up at nearly the highest that this editor can remember or his 92-year-old mother-in-law, who has lived here a very long time, somewhat more than forty years.

The photo below was taken in January of 2000, which represents a very low water level in Paradise Bay. This year of 2017, it is impossible to stand in the same location to take a picture of the water levels unless you were in a boat. That is pretty amazing difference in the water levels over a period of seventeen years. In this picture, you can see the fill dock at the Beaver Island Marina (formerly Beaver Haven Marina) has no water near its end.

Now, there needs to be some qualification here, so that no one misunderstands or diagrees with this information. today is September 27, 2017, and these measurements were taken just before noon on this day. The wind was from the northwest, and the water was not being pushed into the harbor of Paradise Bay. There was no wind from the east for the picture taken out at Gull Harbor.

So what is the difference of the depth of the water from January 2000 to today in September 2017? Under the conditions mentioned above, the water is now 47.5 inches higher on the fill dock at the marina today that it was in 2000. The amount of shoreline is not the issue for this article. The depth of the water is the sole purpose of showing these two pictures and the information posted here.

January 2000.................September 2017

Even with the crane sitting on a barge today and sticking out from the end of the fill dock, anyone can see a clear difference in the water levels in these two pictures. There is no claim here that this first picture marks the lowest level of the harbor ever, nor that the second picture shows the highest the water has ever been. This is just to show the contrast of 47.5 inches of water depth at the end of the fill dock from 2000 to 2017.

From the Great Lake Environmental Research Laboratory, here is the change in the Lake Michigan levels from 2000 to May 2017:

(This graph from the Chicago Tribune)

BIESA Minutes of August Meeting

Island Summit Ends

Twelve islands of the Great Lakes sent representatives to Beaver Island for conferences and presentations about shared experiences, problems and solutions. This was named the Island Summit. There were representatives from four states of the U.S. and from Canada. The presentations were recorded, but the discussions needed to be much more spontaneous. Imagine twelve islands discussing the issues that each individual island has, but more important than that, imagine one island sharing its solution to a problem that another island was encountering right now.

The model seems to be the Island Institute of Maine. There is a great deal of information about how they have opened up the lines of communications for these Maine islands on their website. This gather might help the Great Lakes islands by creating contacts and maybe even an informal group. It certain seems like a win-win situation.

After the presentations and the tours to several different themed directions, there was a pig roast and get together with Beaver community members invited to attend.

View a small gallery of pictures HERE

The second day was spent in discussion, small groups working to determine the most important topics to continue to work on, and a summary and final dinner.

View small gallery of pictures HERE

A huge thank you goes to the Office of Great Lakes for their efforts to support his wonderful idea. A huge thank you goes to the Beaver Island Association for stepping up to the plate and helping get this organized. What a truly amazing couple of days were had by all who attended!

(Thank you to Bill Markey for the photos.)

Monday Morning Presentations at Island Summit

from CMU Biological Station Jim Gillingham Auditorium

(More than thirty individuals viewed these presentations via the live stream.)

September 25, 2017

The Island Summit began with a meet and greet and dinner on Sunday night, September 24, 2017, for all those arriving for off Beaver Island and coming to spend the next two days here to take in the experiences of other islander from other islanders. As you can tell by the picture above, more than seventy people attended this Island Summit to share ideas, ask about solutions to issue, and to literally brag about some the good things that were going on on their Great Lakes island.

BIA President Bob Anderson opened the program discussing the shedule for the day, and emergency procedures if needed.

Who knew there were this many islands in the Great Lakes?

John Allen spoke about the efforts of the Michigan Office of Great Lakes to facilitate this gathering and their desire to learn of the needs.

Maps with populations indicated....Twelve islands represented at this summit.

View a gallery of the presenters and pictures and a few slides HERE

View video of the presentations HERE

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

September 24, 2017

Today was Father James Siler's first independent Mass given at Holy Cross Catholic Church here on Beaver Island. The parish was honored to have Father Jim give Mass today. He announced that next weekend he will be doing Mass down at his former parish in the Cadillac Area. HC will have a visiting priest next Sunday.

Joan Banville did the readings and the Psalm.

Father James Siler sang the Alleluia and other prayers, gave the sermon, and gave the final blessing.

It's great to have you here on the island Father Jim!

View video of this service HERE

Historical Interviews by Robert Cole-Johnny Andy Gallagher

More than twenty-five years ago, Robert Cole began doing some interviews of older Islanders. These interviews were sponsored by the Beaver Island Historical Society. Robert realized that the stories and the history of the more modern Islanders, post-Strang, was going to be lost if it didn't get recorded. This philosophy is mirrored by editor Joe Moore of Beaver Island News on the 'Net. This editor realized, during an ongoing project of digitizing the Gregg family slides, that the older slides were degrading in quality, fading away, if you will. That made the loss of memories of this island resident disappearing with the slides as they degraded.

In a conversation with the current director of the Historical Society, this editor offered to provide the BIHS with digital copies of the videos, if they might also be published on Beaver Island News on the 'Net. The director said that she would get back with me. BINN got permission to from the director to digitize the VHS tapes and provide digital video copies of these to the historical society in exchange for the work of the digitizing. The first of these tapes was completed on September 1, 2017.

The video is degrading. There are some truly important pieces of history that will be lost if this project is not completed. This Robert Cole interview is with Johnny Andy Gallagher.

View video of this interview HERE

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.

 

 

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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.

BICS Fall Sports Schedule

Volleyball

Soccer

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.

Charlevoix County COA Senior Highlights

June 2017

BICS Committee Meeting Schedule

BIESA Meeting Schedule

Fiscal Year 2017-18 Meeting Schedule

 

Holy Cross Bulletin for

October 2017

 

Christian Church Bulletin

October 8, 2017

BICS Calendar 2017-18

HSC Meeting Dates Schedule


BI Airport Commission Meeting Schedule

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