B. I. News on the 'Net, October 29-November 11, 2018

Christmas Bazaar

The Christmas Bazaar was held today, November 11, 2018, at the Gregg Fellowship Center, hosted by the Beaver Island Christian Church. It was opnen from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. A string trio performed Christmas music for the shoppers, setting the mood for the bazaar. This group was made up of Sheri Richards, violin; Cynthia Pryor, cello; and Joe Moore on viola.

There were several artists and craftsmen and craft ladies present with many items for sale.

A panorama of the room at about 11:30 p.m.

The above are just some of the many participants in the bazaar.

View a gallery of photos by Deb Bousquet HERE

View video of the Christmas Music during the bazaar HERE

View video of the items for sale at the bazaar HERE

View video of the raffle HERE

Posted at 9:30 p.m., 11/11/18

AMVETS Veteran's Day Service

The delicious looking cupcakes as the community members entered the school hallway to the BICS gym.

The veteran's in the gymnasium.

Bob Tidmore made some opening comments. Two high school students led the Pledge of Allegiance. Sheri Timsak led the gathering in "God Bless America."

God Bless America, Land that I love, Stand beside her and guide her, Thru the night with a light from above, From the mountains, to the prairies, To the oceans, white with foam, God bless America, My home, sweet home. God bless America, My home, sweet home.

The attendees

Bod Tidmore did a prayer. This was followed by Ron Stith speaking about the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Paul Niehaus played "Taps," in memory of all fallen veterans, and the ceremony ended.

This was followed by Alvin LaFreniere speaking about the history and background of the music "Taps."

View video of the ceremony HERE

Posted at 9 p.m., 11.11.18

Mass from Holy Cross

November 11, 2018

The Saturday afternoon service did not have a reader or a server, so Father Jim had to do all of those jobs. He did the readings and did the prayers for the parish, as well as the rest of the Mass. On Sunday morning, Joan Banville did the the readings and the prayers. The young Cole lad did the serving.

Father Jim Siler on Saturday

Short sun in the window........Joanie Banville doing the readings

View the video of these services excerpts HERE

Posted at 8:30 p.m., 11/11/18

Weather by Joe

November 11, 2018

Right now on Carlisle Road it is 27 degrees with light snow coming down. It looks like the pretty snow in a snow globe. The pressure is 30.2 with a low visibility of three-quarters of a mile. It is mostly cloudy at 800 feet and overcast at 1600 feet. The humidity is 90% with a dewpoint of 28 degrees. The winds are light from the SSE.

TODAY, it is expected to have light snow in the morning with temperatures in the low thirties. Winds will change to the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT, it is expected to have the snow ending with only a 20% chance, a temperature near 28 degrees, and winds switching to the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW, it is forecast for a very low chance of precipitation with temperatures in the low thirties with partly cloudy skies. Winds will increase to 10 to 15 mph from the WNW.

Word of the Day: valorous; adjective; (VAL-uh-russ); possessing or acting with bravery or boldness

If you are boldly seeking synonyms for brave, consider valorous as well as courageous, intrepid, dauntless, and bold—all of which mean "having or showing no fear when faced with danger or difficulty." Brave is the most straightforward of these, implying lack of fear in alarming or difficult circumstances. Courageous carries a sense of stout-hearted resolution in the face of danger, while intrepid suggests downright daring in confronting peril. Dauntless suggests determination and resolution despite danger. Bold typically indicates a forward or defiant tendency to thrust oneself into dangerous situations. Valorous, which comes from Middle English valour, meaning "worth, worthiness, or bravery," suggests illustrious bravery and sometimes has an archaic or romantic ring. (from Merriam Webster)

On this Day:

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiégne, France. The First World War left nine million soldiers dead and 21 million wounded, with Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, France, and Great Britain each losing nearly a million or more lives. In addition, at least five million civilians died from disease, starvation, or exposure.

On June 28, 1914, in an event that is widely regarded as sparking the outbreak of World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire, was shot to death with his wife by Bosnian Serb Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Ferdinand had been inspecting his uncle’s imperial armed forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina, despite the threat of Serbian nationalists who wanted these Austro-Hungarian possessions to join newly independent Serbia. Austria-Hungary blamed the Serbian government for the attack and hoped to use the incident as justification for settling the problem of Slavic nationalism once and for all. However, as Russia supported Serbia, an Austro-Hungarian declaration of war was delayed until its leaders received assurances from German leader Kaiser Wilhelm II that Germany would support their cause in the event of a Russian intervention.

On July 28, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, and the tenuous peace between Europe’s great powers collapsed. On July 29, Austro-Hungarian forces began to shell the Serbian capital, Belgrade, and Russia, Serbia’s ally, ordered a troop mobilization against Austria-Hungary. France, allied with Russia, began to mobilize on August 1. France and Germany declared war against each other on August 3. After crossing through neutral Luxembourg, the German army invaded Belgium on the night of August 3-4, prompting Great Britain, Belgium’s ally, to declare war against Germany.

For the most part, the people of Europe greeted the outbreak of war with jubilation. Most patriotically assumed that their country would be victorious within months. Of the initial belligerents, Germany was most prepared for the outbreak of hostilities, and its military leaders had formatted a sophisticated military strategy known as the “Schlieffen Plan,” which envisioned the conquest of France through a great arcing offensive through Belgium and into northern France. Russia, slow to mobilize, was to be kept occupied by Austro-Hungarian forces while Germany attacked France.

The Schlieffen Plan was nearly successful, but in early September the French rallied and halted the German advance at the bloody Battle of the Marne near Paris. By the end of 1914, well over a million soldiers of various nationalities had been killed on the battlefields of Europe, and neither for the Allies nor the Central Powers was a final victory in sight. On the western front—the battle line that stretched across northern France and Belgium—the combatants settled down in the trenches for a terrible war of attrition.

In 1915, the Allies attempted to break the stalemate with an amphibious invasion of Turkey, which had joined the Central Powers in October 1914, but after heavy bloodshed the Allies were forced to retreat in early 1916. The year 1916 saw great offensives by Germany and Britain along the western front, but neither side accomplished a decisive victory. In the east, Germany was more successful, and the disorganized Russian army suffered terrible losses, spurring the outbreak of the Russian Revolution in 1917. By the end of 1917, the Bolsheviks had seized power in Russia and immediately set about negotiating peace with Germany. In 1918, the infusion of American troops and resources into the western front finally tipped the scale in the Allies’ favor. Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies on November 11, 1918.

World War I was known as the “war to end all wars” because of the great slaughter and destruction it caused. Unfortunately, the peace treaty that officially ended the conflict—the Treaty of Versailles of 1919—forced punitive terms on Germany that destabilized Europe and laid the groundwork for World War II. (from history.com)

Posted at 7:45 a.m.

At the Bazaar Tomorrow

November 11, 2018

In attempts to earn their way to Camo Hayo-went-ha this spring, 4th & 5th Graders will be selling the much-loved Birthday Calendars at the Bazaar tomorrow! (The bazaar is at the Gregg Fellowship Cwnter tomorrow at 11 a.m.)

If you live off Island, but would like one shipped, please let us know! We are happy to ship one to you! $7 each! These calendars were created and all the original artwork done by: Parker, Haley, Sienna, Izzabella, Sy, Sophie, Lysander, Ella, William, Lexi & Kira!

Posted at 2:30 p.m., 11/10/18

Bud Martin Pulling Shamrock Tug

November 10, 2018

Thank to Bob Tidmore for sending the photo.

Bud Martin has run into federal regulation issues in which his tug, the Shamrock, does not meet the requirements of the regulations. The tug has been pulled up out of the water, except for the back stern area. This means that he will have to located and purchase another tug, or he will have to pay another tug to pull the fuel barge, which is assumed being done right now. BINN wishes Bud Martin luck in locating another tug, so they can be back in business hauling the Beaver Island fuel needs.

Posted at 12:30 a.m., 11/10/18

Hellen Collar and Helen Pike

Today's Walk Down Memory Lane

Hellen Colar at the Print Shop 1990 (1 hr)

Helen Collar Interview by Shirley Gladish (1 hr)

Helen Pike on the School on Beaver Island (1 hr)

This can be viewed anywhere by anyone at http://beaverisland.tv

All times are approximate. Begins at 11:30 a.m.


Joe Moore, editor

Beaver Island News on the 'Net

Weather by Joe

November 10, 2018

If you look out your window on Beaver Island today, the view is white on the ground, but the wind has blown the snow off the tree limbs at least near the top of all the trees. It's 28 degrees out there and wind out of the NE with gusts to fifteen mph. The pressure is 30.06 with visibility of ten miles. It is mostly cloudy at 2100 feet and overcast at 2300 feet. We have just shy of two inches of snow.

TODAY, it is expected to remain near thirty all day with a chance of morning snowshowers at 30%. Winds will be out of the NW at 15 to 20 mpn.

TONIGHT, it is expected to get down to 24 degrees with the chance of snow increasing to 60% this evening. Winds will switch to the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW, it is forecast for snow with a high of 34 degrees. The snow may accumulate up to one inch with the 80% chance of snow. Winds will be from the SW at 10 to 20 mph.

Word of the Day; furlong; noun; (FER-lawng) a unit of distance equal to 220 yards, just over 200 meters

Furlong is an English original and can be traced back to Old English furlang, a combination of the noun furh ("furrow") and the adjective lang ("long"). Though now standardized as a length of 220 yards (or 1/8th of a mile), the furlong was originally defined less precisely as the length of a furrow in a cultivated field. This length was equal to the long side of an acre—an area originally defined as the amount of arable land that could be plowed by a yoke of oxen in a day, but later standardized as an area measuring 220 yards (one furlong) by 22 yards, and now defined as any area measuring 4,840 square yards. In contemporary usage, furlong is often encountered in references to horse racing.

On this Day:

On this day in 1969, “Sesame Street,” a pioneering TV show that would teach generations of young children the alphabet and how to count, makes its broadcast debut. “Sesame Street,” with its memorable theme song (“Can you tell me how to get/How to get to Sesame Street”), went on to become the most widely viewed children’s program in the world. It has aired in more than 120 countries.

The show was the brainchild of Joan Ganz Cooney, a former documentary producer for public television. Cooney’s goal was to create programming for preschoolers that was both entertaining and educational. She also wanted to use TV as a way to help underprivileged 3- to 5- year-olds prepare for kindergarten. “Sesame Street” was set in a fictional New York neighborhood and included ethnically diverse characters and positive social messages.

Taking a cue from “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In,” a popular 1960s variety show, “Sesame Street” was built around short, often funny segments featuring puppets, animation and live actors. This format was hugely successful, although over the years some critics have blamed the show and its use of brief segments for shrinking children’s attention spans.

From the show’s inception, one of its most-loved aspects has been a family of puppets known as Muppets. Joan Ganz Cooney hired puppeteer Jim Henson (1936-1990) to create a cast of characters that became Sesame Street institutions, including Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Grover and Big Bird.

The subjects tackled by “Sesame Street” have evolved with the times. In 2002, the South African version of the program, “Takalani Sesame,” introduced a 5-year-old Muppet character named Kami who is HIV-positive, in order to help children living with the stigma of a disease that has reached epidemic proportions. In 2006, a new Muppet, Abby Cadabby, made her debut and was positioned as the show’s first female star character, in an effort to encourage diversity and provide a strong role model for girls.

Since its inception, over 74 million Americans have watched “Sesame Street.” Today, an estimated 8 million people tune in to the show each week in the U.S. alone.

Posted at 8:15 a.m.

Turn Around and It Will Change

The two pictures were both taken this morning, November 9, 2018, and the difference is pretty obvious, but a comment or two might help. At 8 a.m., there was snow on the tree outside the front window. At 10 a.m., the temeprature had increased above freezing and the snow turned into water droplets.

Snow on the branches at 8 a.m.

Water droplets at 10 a.m.

There is snow coming down at 4 p.m., but it's warm enough on the roadways to melt. There is snow on the grass, but the accumulation isn't too much so far due to the warmer temperatures.

Poated at 4 p.m., 11/9/18

Today's Walk Down Memory Lane


Interview of Corneil Gatliff 1990 (1.5 hrs)

Eco Fair (1 hr)

End of Summer Party (10 min)

Fall Colors (short)

Fireworks 2016 (half hour)

Graduation 2016 (1 hr)

BICS Soccer versus Paradise 8/26/18

Available to anyone, anywhere at http://beaverisland.tv

Broadcast beginning at 1 p.m.


Joe Moore, editor
Beaver Island News on the 'Net

Weather by Joe

November 9, 2018

What's that white stuff on the ground? Just a dusting is what some might call it. Right now it's 33 degrees with a pressure of 30.14. The visibility is about a half mile. The sky is overcast at 1100 feet. The dewpoint is 32 with humidity of 92%. The snow depth is listed at one-tenth of an inch.

TODAY, it is expected to continue to snow with up to two inches expected with 90% chance of precipitation. The temperature should remain fairly steady in the mid-30s with winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT, it is expected to continue to snow up to 2 inches with a low of 28 degrees. The winds will switch to the NW at 15 to 25 mph. The combination of wind and snow may make things interesting.

TOMORROW, the forecast is the same as tonight, at least in the morning. There will be a high around 30. Winds will continue from the NW at 15 to 25 mph.

Word of the Day: boustrophedon; noun; ( boo-struh-FEE-dahn) the writing of alternate lines in opposite directions (as from left to right and from right to left)

Before the standardization of writing from left to right, ancient Greek inscribers once used a style called boustrophedon, a word meaning literally "turning like oxen in plowing." When they came to the end of a line, the ancient Greeks simply started the next line immediately below the last letter, writing the letters and words in the opposite direction, and thus following the analogy of oxen plowing left to right, then right to left. Reverse boustrophedon writing has also been found in which the inscribers turned the document 180 degrees before starting a new line so that the words are always read left to right with every half turn. The word boustrophedon itself is formed from the Greek word for the ox or cow, bous, and the verb strephein, which means "to turn."

On this day in 1965

At dusk, the biggest power failure in U.S. history occurs as all of New York state, portions of seven neighboring states, and parts of eastern Canada are plunged into darkness. The Great Northeast Blackout began at the height of rush hour, delaying millions of commuters, trapping 800,000 people in New York’s subways, and stranding thousands more in office buildings, elevators, and trains. Ten thousand National Guardsmen and 5,000 off-duty policemen were called into service to prevent looting.

The blackout was caused by the tripping of a 230-kilovolt transmission line near Ontario, Canada, at 5:16 p.m., which caused several other heavily loaded lines also to fail. This precipitated a surge of power that overwhelmed the transmission lines in western New York, causing a “cascading” tripping of additional lines, resulting in the eventual breakup of the entire Northeastern transmission network. All together, 30 million people in eight U.S. states and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec were affected by the blackout. During the night, power was gradually restored to the blacked-out areas, and by morning power had been restored throughout the Northeast.

On August 14, 2003 another major blackout occurred which affected most of Eastern Canada as well as most of the Eastern United States.

Posted at 7:45 a.m.

Scams, Scams, and More Scams

There seem to be more and more scams on the telephone with calls from the wounded police officer scam to the Grandma I need help scam, to the newest one from the Charlevoix County Sheriff's Department.

SCAM ALERT: The Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office has had multiple reports of people who are receiving robot phone calls claiming the person's social security number has been compromised and they are to call a number to get the "problem" fixed. THIS IS A SCAM! Please ignore any phone calls/messages you may receive like this. The Social Security Office does not contact people in this manner. Thank you.

Posted at 10 p.m., 11/8/18

Minutes of BIESA Meeting

October 25, 2018

Read the minutes HERE

Shuttered Dental Clinic to Reopen This Winter on Beaver Island

A grant of $25,000 from the Delta Dental Foundation is bringing back to life the Beaver Island Rural Health Center’s dental clinic. After two years of being closed, the only dental clinic on the island is set to reopen., but with funding secured, the clinic will reopen this winter and serve approximtely 600 -1500xxx patients annually.

The $25,000 from Delta Dental Foundation will outfit the clinic with new dental equipment. The grant comes after the September 22 meeting of the Health Center’s Board who approved $40,000 to purchase new equipment to augment the donation of gently used dental equipment from the Health Department of Northwest Michigan and Dental Clinics North.

The process to open a functional dental clinic on the Island started about two years ago when the Beaver Island Rural Health Center Board formed a dental committee to look into funding and coordinating equipment installation. The additional funding authorized by the Health Center Board for the Dental Clinic will assist with the purchase of the equipment and ancillary equipment, and allow for the installation work.

The Boat Company is providing free shipping for the pallets of equipment that will shipped over to the Island on the ferry, and Grand Rapids-based Patterson Dental, will install the equipment Nov. 26.

The clinic will provide comprehensive dental service to children and adults with Medicaid, Healthy Kids Dental, MiChild, Healthy Michigan Plan and other insurance plans, including a sliding fee scale.

Services will be provided one to two days a week by a dentist and hygienist. This will include most general dentistry work including cleanings, exams, resurfacing, extractions, fillings ,impressions, etc.   But  will not include endodontics, orthdontics or oral surgery procedures.

The board will also create a special restricted fund related to dental care, so as to continue the effort to provide general funding for the care and maintenance of the clinic.

A grand opening date will be tenetively set for sometime this coming spring.

Posted at 1:30 p.m., 11/8/18

What Did You Say 64

By Joe Moore

There are some calls that may frustrate even the most dedicated and caring EMS provider.  These frustrations must be set aside, and they patient’s welfare must be in the top of the list, with the frustrations pushed down to the bottom of that list.  These are sometimes called frequent flyers, and truly may be the same response to the same address for the same reason or just a small modification of the same problem.

What did you say?

I said that EMS providers may be called to the same location for the same problem multiple times.

Read the rest of the story HERE

Today's Walk Down Memory Lane includes:

Due to techno issues, a replay of Frank Nackerman's Interview in 1991 by Robert Cole (1.5 hrs)

Franklin Left Interview (1/2 hr)

BICS Basketball versus Maplewood Lady Islanders first then Islanders 1/13/17 (2 hrs)

Funky Fashion Show 8/18/16 (15 min)

Glen McDonough Memorial Concert 7/9/16 (1.5 hrs)

Grace Cole Interview 1991 (45 min)

Beaver Island Christmas Decorations (short)

Christmas Concert 12/4/16 (1.5 hrs)

Available to anyone, anywhere at http://beaverisland.tv

All times approximate. Broadcast to begin at 10:00 a.m.


Joe Moore, editor
Beaver Island News on the 'Net

Weather by Joe

November 8, 2018

It's a little chilly out there this morning with the temperature being 37 degrees. The winds are from the WNW at 15 mph with gusts to 18 mph. The pressure is 30.28 with visibility of 9 miles. There are three levels of clouds; scattered clouds at 2600 and 3500 feet and overcast at 4500 feet. The dewpoint is 32 degrees with humidity at 70%. We got a little rain yesterday, about a third of an inch.

TODAY, it is expected to be cloudy in the morning giving way to some sunshine in the afternoon. Temperatures will remain in the mid-30s all day. Winds will be from the west at 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT, it is expected to have some rain mixed with snow later in the night. The low is to below freezing at 29 degrees. Winds will switch to the SSE and remain at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW, it is forecast for the continued chance of snow at 50%. Winds will move more south to SE and remain at 5 to 10 mph with blowing snow.

Word of the Day: palmary adjective (PAL-muh-ree) outstanding or best

It was the ancient Romans who first used palmarius to describe someone or something extraordinary. Palmarius literally translates as "deserving the palm." But what does that mean exactly? Was it inspired by palms of hands coming together in applause? That would be a good guess, but the direct inspiration for palmarius was the palm leaf given to a victor in a sports competition. That other palm—the one on the hand—is loosely related. The Romans thought the palm tree's leaves resembled an outstretched palm of the hand; they thus used their word palma for both meanings, just as we do with palm in English. Now, when we award a noun with the modifier palmary, it signifies that thing as the choicest among possible examples.

On this day:

On this day in 1895, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen (1845-1923) becomes the first person to observe X-rays, a significant scientific advancement that would ultimately benefit a variety of fields, most of all medicine, by making the invisible visible. Rontgen’s discovery occurred accidentally in his Wurzburg, Germany, lab, where he was testing whether cathode rays could pass through glass when he noticed a glow coming from a nearby chemically coated screen. He dubbed the rays that caused this glow X-rays because of their unknown nature.

X-rays are electromagnetic energy waves that act similarly to light rays, but at wavelengths approximately 1,000 times shorter than those of light. Rontgen holed up in his lab and conducted a series of experiments to better understand his discovery. He learned that X-rays penetrate human flesh but not higher-density substances such as bone or lead and that they can be photographed.

Rontgen’s discovery was labeled a medical miracle and X-rays soon became an important diagnostic tool in medicine, allowing doctors to see inside the human body for the first time without surgery. In 1897, X-rays were first used on a military battlefield, during the Balkan War, to find bullets and broken bones inside patients.

Scientists were quick to realize the benefits of X-rays, but slower to comprehend the harmful effects of radiation. Initially, it was believed X-rays passed through flesh as harmlessly as light. However, within several years, researchers began to report cases of burns and skin damage after exposure to X-rays, and in 1904, Thomas Edison’s assistant, Clarence Dally, who had worked extensively with X-rays, died of skin cancer. Dally’s death caused some scientists to begin taking the risks of radiation more seriously, but they still weren’t fully understood. During the 1930s, 40s and 50s, in fact, many American shoe stores featured shoe-fitting fluoroscopes that used to X-rays to enable customers to see the bones in their feet; it wasn’t until the 1950s that this practice was determined to be risky business. Wilhelm Rontgen received numerous accolades for his work, including the first Nobel Prize in physics in 1901, yet he remained modest and never tried to patent his discovery. Today, X-ray technology is widely used in medicine, material analysis and devices such as airport security scanners.

Posted at 8:45 a.m.,

St. James Meeting Documents

November 7, 2018

Public Works Committee 11/2/18 minutes

Agenda for 11/7/18 meeting

Finance Report 11/1/18

Finance Committee Meeting Minutes October 2018

Supervisor's Lens for November

Posted at 11:30 a.m., 11/5/18

The November 7th meeting had four board members present with just four attendees in the audience. Three of the four were there to make a presentation to the board. This does not include the BINN editor. The presentations included a discussion about Christmas lights and banners for the downtown area with Paul Cole making this presentation. There was also a discussion of the BI Historical Society Harbor Walk, and Bobbi Welke was there representing the historical society. The last presentation was down by Joe Reid regarding a BI Fitness group attempting to get some space and some funding for an exercise program. All of this was in addition to the aagenda above.

Julie Gillespie.....Travis Martin......Kitty McNamara......Diane McDonough

Jessica Anderson, deputy clerk, was surprised by the editor.

The attendees

Joe Reid presents the BI Fit plan.

View video of the meeting HERE

Pictures and Video posted at 8 p.m., 11/7/18

Transportation Authority Agenda and Meeting Schedule

Agenda and Notice Nov 13 2018 Regular Meeting

2018 2019 meeting schedule

Posted at 3:45 p.m., 11/7/18

AMVETS Soup and Such

Join us for a "Soup and Such" event at the Peaine Township Hall Saturday night, November 24th from 5:00 to 7:30.  All proceeds go to support Veterans and their families.  If you want to bring a pot of soup or your favorite bread to share please feel free to do so.

AMVETS Post 46

Box 319

Beaver Island, MI

Posted at 3:30 p.m., 11/7/18

Weather by Joe

November 7, 2018

We all survived the election day! The weather lady isn't feeling well, so you're stuck with me...On with the weather.....

Right now at 8:30 a.m., it is 41 degrees with light rain and winds from the WSW at 15 mph and gusting to 25. The pressure is 29.8 with visibility of nine miles. We have scattered clouds at 1300 feet and overcast at 2000. The dewpoint is 38 and the humidity is 87%. We had just shy of a quarter inch of rain in the last 24 hours.

TODAY, it is expected to continue with a 90% chance of rain with showers and wind from the west at 20 to 30 mph and high near 40.

TONIGHT, it is expected that the chance of precipitation will decrease to 20%, but it will remain cloudly with a low near freezing. Winds will be from the WNW at 10 to 20 mph

TOMORROW, it is forecast for partly cloudy skies with a temperature in the thirties and winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Word of the Day: derring-do ; noun; (dair-ing-DOO) daring action

Derring-do is a quirky holdover from Middle English that came to occupy its present place in the language by a series of mistakes and misunderstandings. In Middle English, dorring don meant simply "daring to do." For example, Geoffrey Chaucer used dorring don around 1374 when he described a knight "daring to do" brave deeds. The phrase was misprinted as derring do in a 16th-century edition of a 15th-century work by poet John Lydgate, and Edmund Spenser took it up from there, assuming it was meant as a substantive, or noun phrase. (A glossary to Spenser's work defined it as "manhood and chevalrie.") Sir Walter Scott and others in the 19th century got the phrase from Spenser and brought it into modern use.

On this Day:

Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt is reelected president of the United States for a record third time, handily defeating his Republican challenger, Thomas Dewey, the governor of New York, and becoming the first and only president in history to win a fourth term in office.

Roosevelt, a fifth cousin to former president Theodore Roosevelt, first came to the White House in 1933 with a promise to lead America out of the Great Depression. Aided by a Democratic Congress, Roosevelt took prompt action, and most of his “New Deal” proposals, such as the Agricultural Adjustment Act, National Industrial Recovery Act, and creation of the Public Works Administration and Tennessee Valley Authority, were approved within his first 100 days in office. Although criticized by many in the business community, Roosevelt’s progressive legislation improved America’s economic climate, and in 1936 he easily won reelection.

During his second term, he became increasingly concerned with German and Japanese aggression and so began a long campaign to awaken America from its isolationist slumber. In 1940, with World War II raging in Europe and the Pacific, Roosevelt agreed to run for an unprecedented third term. Reelected by Americans who valued his strong leadership, he proved a highly effective commander in chief after the December 1941 U.S. entrance into the war. Under Roosevelt’s guidance, America became, in his own words, the “great arsenal of democracy” and succeeded in shifting the balance of power in World War II firmly in the Allies’ favor. In 1944, with the war not yet won, he was reelected to a fourth term.

Three months after his inauguration, while resting at his retreat at Warm Springs, Georgia, Roosevelt died of a massive cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 63. Following a solemn parade of his coffin through the streets of the nation’s capital, his body was buried in a family plot in Hyde Park, New York. Millions of Americans mourned the death of the man who had led the United States through two of the greatest crises of the 20th century: the Great Depression and World War II. Roosevelt’s unparalleled 13 years as president led to the passing of the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which limited future presidents to a maximum of two consecutive elected terms in office.

Beaver Island Election Results

November 6, 2018


St James

Secretary of State

St James

Attorney General

St James

US Senator

St James

Representataive in Congress

St James

State Senator

St James

Representative 105

St James

County Commissioner

St James

BICS School Board

Judy Boyle
Susan Myers
Vicki Smith
Partial: Rick Speck

Proposal 1

St James

Proposal 2

St James

Proposal 3

St James

County EMS Radio Millage

St James

Posted at 10:45 p.m., 11/6/18

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner is at 6:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day at the Gregg Fellowship Center. Everyone welcome; come as you are!! Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing and beverage provided by Beaver Island Christian Church. Bring a dish to pass if you can. Hope to see you there!!

Senior Hi-Lites for November

Used Ambulance Being Sold By Sealed Bid

The older ambulance, the red one, is being sold by Beaver Island EMS. You can view the sale with more details and more pictures on Craig's List HERE

Posted at 4:30 p.m., 11/6/18

Betsy Smith Centerboard Salvage

By Dick Burris

I still have two cabled deadeyes, one from the "Betsy Smith", and the other from the "Sunnyside" on North Fox Island.

I found the centerboard of the shipwreck "Bessie Smith", that Sawtelle had beneath the pontoons when it broke up in storm (circa "69"), in Iron Ore Bay, on the south end of Beaver Island. I brought the centerboard on the beach to later load on my trailer.

A few days later, Used a snatch block hooked to, what was then, a cable crossing sign, and was sliding it on plank onto the trailer, using the truck, on the end of the rope to slide it on.

There had been some mention about the legality of Shipwreck salvage. I had gone this far, so proceeded to slide the the centerboard, with planks onto the trailer.

I was just finishing the loading, when I blocked off the only vehicle going through that morning. Of all people, it happened to be an high up DNR official.

I told him I was taking it off the beach, and explained what it was. He told me, at that time there were no restrictions on items taken from the beach; but NOT to take things from the shipwrecks themselves.

Soon after, they included in the restrictions, artifacts on the beach in their laws. This put an end to my salvage collections.

A lot of the White Oak boards ended up as mantles in many of the fireplaces that I built on the island. Also some of the stone fireplaces had a piece of iron ore installed in them: ore that still lies, in, and around the hull of the wreck.

Posted at 1:45 p.m., 11/6/18

Fall Memories

by Cindy Ricksgers

Posted at 1:30 p.m., 11/6/18

Holy Cross Bulletin

November 2018

Today's Walk Down Memory Lane

November 6, 2018

Starts at 11 a.m.

Donegal Danny's Party 1/30/16 (1.5 hrs)

Eagles and Osprey Presentation 5/26/17 ( 1.25 hrs)

EMS Week Interview with Kevin White (short)

End of Summer Party 2017 (10 min)

Excerpts from Museum Week 2006 (15 min)

Forest Management 6/2/16 (1.5 hr)

Frank Nackerman Interview by Robert Cole 1991 (1.5 hrs)

Phyllis' Daily Weather

November 6, 2018


It's 43° outside this morning, feels like 37°, and it's raining. Wind is at 10 mph from the east.
TODAY: Periods of rain showers Patchy fog. Highs in the mid 40s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.
TONIGHT: Periods of rain showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Wet winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

ON THIS DATE of November 6, 1860 Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the United States over a deeply divided Democratic Party, becoming the first Republican to win the presidency. Lincoln received only 40 percent of the popular vote but handily defeated the three other candidates: Southern Democrat John C. Breckinridge, Constitutional Union candidate John Bell, and Northern Democrat Stephen Douglas, a U.S. senator for Illinois.

Lincoln, a Kentucky-born lawyer and former Whig representative to Congress, first gained national stature during his campaign against Stephen Douglas of Illinois for a U.S. Senate seat in 1858. The senatorial campaign featured a remarkable series of public encounters on the slavery issue, known as the Lincoln-Douglas debates, in which Lincoln argued against the spread of slavery, while Douglas maintained that each territory should have the right to decide whether it would become free or slave. Lincoln lost the Senate race, but his campaign brought national attention to the young Republican Party. In 1860, Lincoln won the party’s presidential nomination.

In the November 1860 election, Lincoln again faced Douglas, who represented the Northern faction of a heavily divided Democratic Party, as well as Breckinridge and Bell. The announcement of Lincoln’s victory signaled the secession of the Southern states, which since the beginning of the year had been publicly threatening secession if the Republicans gained the White House.

By the time of Lincoln’s inauguration on March 4, 1861, seven states had seceded, and the Confederate States of America had been formally established, with Jefferson Davis as its elected president. One month later, the American Civil War began when Confederate forces under General P.G.T. Beauregard opened fire on Union-held Fort Sumter in South Carolina. In 1863, as the tide turned against the Confederacy, Lincoln emancipated the slaves and in 1864 won reelection. In April 1865, he was assassinated by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after the American Civil War effectively ended with the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox.

For preserving the Union and bringing an end to slavery, and for his unique character and powerful oratory, Lincoln is hailed as one of the greatest American presidents.

DID YOU KNOW THAT some tumors can grow hair, teeth, bones, even fingernails.

WORD OF THE DAY: dopester (DOHP-ster) which means a person who undertakes to predict the outcome of elections, sports events, or other contests that hold the public interest.
The dope at the heart of this Americanism refers to information, data, or news. This slang term dates to 1905–10.

Historical Society Addition Presentation

November 5, 2018

The Beaver Island Historical Society invited the community to the library this evening at 7 p.m. Many of the historical society board members were present as well as several community members. The presentation began with Lori Taylor-Blitz, museum director, speaking; Lori was followed by Bobbi Welke; she was followed by the BIHS President Mark Englesman; and the construction plan was presented by the architect that had donated $75,000 of work to the historical society. He is Vince Ebersoldt, and his presentation spoke about the addition to the Print Shop building.

Lori Taylor-Blitz.................Bobbi Welke.........Mark Englesman

Vince Ebersoldt

The presentation ends.

Several views of the project.

View video of the presentation HERE

Posted at 9:15 p.m., 11/5/18

OMA Violation Again

The Beaver Island Rural Health Center held a special meeeting on November 1, 2018, at 6 p.m., according to their website. As BINN has requested notification of meetings based upon the Open Meetings Act, once again the BIRHC has not complied. The only reason this meeting was discovered is the posting of the minutes of the meeting on the BIRHC website. Those minutes were not sent to BINN, but discovered in a search.

Read the Draft Meeting Minutes of 11/1/18 meeting HERE

It might also be noted that the minutes are incomplete. First of all, there is no list of board members that attended the meeting. Second, the minutes do not state any motions made, nor approved by vote. Third, the preparation of the minutes are not identified as to who took the minutes. Lastly, the only purpose of the meeting was the discussion of the September motion regarding dental equipment, but no summary of this discussion was provided.

BINN once again calls on the BIRHC Board to comply with the agreement with the two townships and provide notice of meetings to the public in advance of the meetings.

Posted at 1 p.m., 11/5/18

Although the document was found under the heading "Past Meeting Minutes" BINN was informed that this was probably an agenda, but not notification was received by BINN even after a previous OMA request for notification of meetings. Others were notified, so it begs the question: Why not inform the only news service able to video record and post the meeting results? Perhaps, the meeting had some positive movement toward the dental equipment purchase, but it is obvious that BINN was left out of being able to document what those decisions were.

Posted at 2:45 p.m., 11/5/18

Veteran's Day This Year

Veterans Day will be observed Sunday November 11th at 11 AM at the Beaver Island  Community School auditorium.   This year is the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI and the AMVETS Post 46 encourages all to attend this years event.   


Today's Walk Down Memory Lane

Today's Walk Down Memory Lane includes the following video:

Conflict Resolusion Presenatation 1/26/17 (1.5 hrs)

Corneil Gatliff 1990 (1.5 hrs)

Passwords and Cybersecurity by Chris Sorensen (2 hrs)

Demolition and Burning of Grace Cole's House 2000 (1.25 hrs)

Don Cole and Little Joe LaFreniere III (1 hr)

This is viewable by anyone, anywhere at http://beaverisland.tv

The broadcast begins at 10:00 a.m.


Joe Moore, editor
Beaver Island News on the 'Net

Phyllis' Daily Weather

November 5, 2018

It's 46° outside this morning, feels like 42°, mostly cloudy skies, wind is at 8 mph from the southeast.
TODAY: Mostly cloudy. Rain likely in the morning then a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers in the evening then rain showers likely after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.

ON THIS DATE of November 5, in 1994, George Foreman, age 45, becomes boxing’s oldest heavyweight champion when he defeats 26-year-old Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas. More than 12,000 spectators at the MGM Grand Hotel watched Foreman dethrone Moorer, who went into the fight with a 35-0 record. Foreman dedicated his upset win to “all my buddies in the nursing home and all the guys in jail.”

Born in 1949 in Marshal, Texas, Foreman had a troubled childhood and dropped out of high school. Eventually, he joined President Lyndon Johnson’s Jobs Corps work program and discovered a talent for boxing. “Big George,” as he was nicknamed, took home a gold medal for the U.S. at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. In 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica, after winning his first 37 professional matches, 34 by knockout, Foreman KO’d “Smokin'” Joe Frazier after two rounds and was crowned heavyweight champ. At 1974’s “Rumble in the Jungle” in Kinshasha, Zaire, the younger, stronger Foreman suffered a surprising loss to underdog Muhammad Ali and was forced to relinquish his championship title. Three years later, Big George morphed from pugilist into preacher, when he had a religious experience in his dressing room after losing a fight. He retired from boxing, became an ordained minister in Houston and founded a youth center.

A decade later, the millions he’d made as a boxer gone, Foreman returned to the ring at age 38 and staged a successful comeback. When he won his second heavyweight title in his 1994 fight against Moorer, becoming the WBA and IBF champ, Foreman was wearing the same red trunks he’d had on the night he lost to Ali.

Foreman didn’t hang onto the heavyweight mantle for long. In March 1995, he was stripped of his WBA title after refusing to fight No. 1 contender Tony Tucker, and he gave up his IBF title in June 1995 rather than fight a rematch with Axel Schulz, whom he’d narrowly beat in a controversial judges’ decision in April of that same year. Foreman’s last fight was in 1997; he lost to Shannon Biggs. He retired with a lifetime record of 76-5.

Outside of the boxing ring, Foreman, who has five sons, all named George, and five daughters, has become enormously wealthy as an entrepreneur and genial TV pitchman for a variety of products, including the hugely popular George Foreman Grill.

DID YOU KNOW THAT Sea Lions have rhythm. They are the only animal known to be able to clap in beat.

WORD OF THE DAY: bewhiskered (bih-HWIS-kerd) which means ancient, as a witticism, expression, etc.; passé; hoary/
Bewhiskered is first recorded in 1755–65. It combines be-, a prefix used in the formation of verbs, with whiskered.

Posted at 7:45 a.m.

The 52 Lists (for Happiness) Project #45

by Cindy Ricksgers

Posted at 6:15 p.m., 11/4/18

Mass from Holy Cross

November 4, 2018

Although BINN and BITV were unable to provide the Vigil and the holy day service during the week, Saturday and Sunday services were both live streamed and recorded. Father Jim Siler was the celebrant for these two days. Linda Wearn did the readings on Saturday, and Brian Foli did the readings on Sunday.

View video of the excerpts HERE

Posted at 4 p.m., 11/4/18

Christmas Bazaar Poster

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Posted at 9:30 p.m., 10/16/18

Re-posted 11/4/18


View the bid request HERE

Video Today

November 4, 2018

Well, the broadcast began at 9:30 a.m. with the live stream of the Mass from Holy Cross Parish, Beaver Island. Working on the processing of this video and some pictures seems to take precedent over the re-broadcast. Once this is done, there will start another Walk Down Memory Lane.

Birding 101 5/28/17 (1.25 hrs)

Bud Martin fuel trip (short)

Christmas Bazaar 2015 (short)

Clare Adkin on High Island and House of David 1994 (1.5 hrs)

Clare Cull Interview 2000 (2 hrs)

Cloyd Ramsey 2010 (1 hr)

CMU Open House (short)

Commercial Fishing Aboard the Shirley K with Ed Maudrie (15 min)

Thanksgiving Dinner 2015 (short)

This can be viewed by anyone, anywhere at http://beaverisland.tv beginning at 1:30 p.m.


Joe Moore, editor
Beaver Island News on the 'Net

Christian Church Bulletin

November 4, 2018

Posted at 8:30 a.m.

Video Report for October

There were many people interested in the "Walk Down Memory Lane" re-broadcast of video on Beaver Island TV, and that also increased the number of unique IP addresses accessing the video. 631 unique IP addresses viewed video on all the websites with views of 2,478 of clips or events. The bandwidth used was 126.9 GB.

Broken down to the individual websites, the statistics are:

Beaver Island TV video attracked 109 unique IP addresses with with 255 views, and bandwidth of 23.9 GB.

Beaver Island News Archives had 25 unique IP addresses with 29 views, and bandwidth of almost 1 GB.

Beaver Island News on the 'Net had 530 unique IP addresses with 2194 views, and bandwidth of 102.1 GB

These video statistics do not include any views of the videos posted directly on facebook. October pictures had 226 views and 3 shares and Beaver Island Colors and Wind had 784 views and 4 shares.

Posted at 8 a.m., 11/4/18

Phyllis' Daily Weather

November 4, 2018

It's 33°, feels like 28°, cloudy skies, wind is at 6 mph from the southeast.
TODAY: Rain in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph increasing to 45 mph in the afternoon.
TONIGHT: Rain. Breezy. Lows in the lower 40s. Southeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 50 mph.
A stronger storm system may bring another round of gusty
conditions and potential gale force winds over the nearshore
waters Tuesday into Wednesday.

An extended period of accumulating lake effect snow will be
possible in favored lake effect snow areas Thursday into the next weekend.

ON THIS DATE of November 4, 1922 British archaeologist Howard Carter and his workmen discover a step leading to the tomb of King Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.

When Carter first arrived in Egypt in 1891, most of the ancient Egyptian tombs had been discovered, though the little-known King Tutankhamen, who had died when he was 18, was still unaccounted for. After World War I, Carter began an intensive search for “King Tut’s Tomb,” finally finding steps to the burial room hidden in the debris near the entrance of the nearby tomb of King Ramses VI in the Valley of the Kings. On November 26, 1922, Carter and fellow archaeologist Lord Carnarvon entered the interior chambers of the tomb, finding them miraculously intact.

Thus began a monumental excavation process in which Carter carefully explored the four-room tomb over several years, uncovering an incredible collection of several thousand objects. The most splendid architectural find was a stone sarcophagus containing three coffins nested within each other. Inside the final coffin, which was made out of solid gold, was the mummy of the boy-king Tutankhamen, preserved for more than 3,000 years. Most of these treasures are now housed in the Cairo Museum.

DID YOU KNOW THAT the shortest war in history lasted for only 38 minutes.

WORD OF THE DAY: fillip (FIL-uhp) which means anything that tends to rouse, excite, or revive; a stimulus. Fillip is imitative, or onomatopoeic, in origin. Earlier forms include filip, fylippe, philip, and phillip. Fillip looks like a variant of flip, but flip is first recorded in the late 17th century, whereas fillip dates from the 16th.

Posted at 7:30 a.m.

Property Damage Accident

November 3, 2018

It seems that a lot of accidents on Beaver Island go unreported, but not so this morning. BINN will wait to post any details to see if a news release is forthcoming from the Charlevoix County Sheriff's Department. The accident occurred at the intersection of the King's Highway and Carlisle Road. The accident involved two vehicles and a fishing boat. Based on observation only from the front window, there were no personal injuries due to this accident. A follow up post with an update will be made upon receitpt of the news release from CCSD.

Posted at 2 p.m., 11/3/18, picture added at 3:15 p.m.

(Editor's note: Over the years there have been many trailers that have come loose from trucks, due to the bump on the King's Highway. The editor has requested several times to decrease the speed limit from the Four Corners into the the "S" curve. The towing vehicle easily takes the bump, but the lighter trailers jump higher and this usually causes the trailer to detach from the towing vehicle.)

What Did You Say 54

By Joe Moore

Many, many years ago is a place not so far away, a person was having a serious issue inside the confines of their skull.  Of course, they did not know that anything was going on in there.  At least they weren’t aware that their actions and their speech could not be interpreted as normal by anyone else around them.

We were paged to the south end of Beaver Island for this patient that was having these issues.

“Beaver Island EMS, respond to South End Road for a 78-year-old female patient.  She is exhibiting unusual behavior.  The issue is unknown at this time.  Respond Priority One to this residence,” dispatch paged.

Read the rest of the story HERE

Posted at 11:30 a.m., 11/3/18

Phyllis' Daily Weather

November 3, 2018

I'm back, not even close to 100%, but back anyhow. It's a chilly morning at 35°, feels like 27°, partly cloudy skies, and the wind is from the northwest at 13 mph.
TODAY: Most cloudy. Slight chance of light freezing rain, isolated rain and snow showers in the morning then isolated rain showers in the afternoon. highs in the lower 40s. Northwest winds 14 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
TONIGHT; Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mosty cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Light winds.

ON THIS DATE of November 3, in 1964, residents of the District of Columbia cast their ballots in a presidential election for the first time. The passage of the 23rd Amendment in 1961 gave citizens of the nation’s capital the right to vote for a commander in chief and vice president. They went on to help Democrat Lyndon Johnson defeat Republican Barry Goldwater in 1964, the next presidential election.

Between 1776 and 1800, New York and then Philadelphia served as the temporary center of government for the newly formed United States. The capital’s location was a source of much controversy and debate, especially for Southern politicians, who didn’t want it located too far north. In 1790, Congress passed a law allowing President George Washington to choose the permanent site. As a compromise, he selected a tract of undeveloped swampland on the Potomac River, between Maryland and Virginia, and began to refer to it as Federal City. The commissioners overseeing the development of the new city picked its permanent name—Washington—to honor the president. Congress met for the first time in Washington, D.C., on November 17, 1800.

The District was put under the jurisdiction of Congress, which terminated D.C. residents’ voting rights in 1801. In 1961, the 23rd Amendment restored these rights, allowing D.C. voters to choose electors for the Electoral College based on population, with a maximum of as many electors as the least populated state. With a current population of over 550,000 residents, 61-square-mile D.C. has three electoral votes, just like Wyoming, America’s smallest state, population-wise. The majority of D.C.’s residents are African Americans and they have voted overwhelmingly for Democratic candidates in past presidential elections.

In 1970, Congress gave Washington, D.C., one non-voting delegate to the House of Representatives and with the passage of 1973’s Home Rule Act, Washingtonians got their first elected mayor and city council. In 1978, a proposed amendment would have given D.C. the right to select electors, representatives and senators, just like a state, but it failed to pass, as have subsequent calls for D.C. statehood.

DID YOU KNOW THAT when you fly with the air ambulance from the island the paramedic has to keep squeezing the iv bag in order for it to work? The air pressure is different in the plane than on the ground.

WORD OF THE DAY: grumphie (GROOM-pee) which means a familiar name for a pig. Grumphie is an exclusively Scottish word, first used by Robert Burns (1759-96). Grumphie is formed from the verb grumph “to grunt” and is imitative of the typical sound pigs and some humans make. The suffix -ie is a spelling variant of -y, one of whose functions is to form endearing or familiar names like Billy, doggy (doggie), and sweetie. Grumphie entered English in the late 18th century.

Cable Bay Anchorage

By Dick Burris

Cable Bay, being eleven miles closer to Charlevoix, I used to make runs from this point; At one trip, Bea Parker was going to go shopping, on one of our trips. I was in the boat waiting for Dave Gladish running the motor on a 8' pram, Bea sat on the front seat, and Frea, Dave's daughter on the middle seat. Of course, Shelden Parker, Bea's husband, was on shore observing the oncoming fiasco.

Read the rest of the story HERE

Posted at 6:30 p.m., 11/2/18

BI Airport Committee Minutes

Oct 27, 2018, BIAC meeting minutes Draft

Posted at 3:45 p.m., 11/2/18,

BICS Weekly Memo

6-12 Conference Schedule

PK-5 Fall Conference Schedule 2018

Beaver Island Airport Committee Meeting Schedule

St. James Township Seeks Bids for Snow Removal

November 2, 2018

View the request for bid HERE

Posted at 2:15 p.m.

"Fall Back" Reminder from the State of Michigan

Prepare to “fall back” Nov. 4 by checking carbon monoxide detectors

LANSING, Mich. – As we turn back the clocks on Sunday and temperatures continue to fall, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) wants to remind residents to take steps to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

“As temperatures drop, we start getting increased reports about carbon monoxide poisonings,” said Nick Lyon, MDHHS director. “Now is the time for Michigan residents to make sure their heating sources and carbon monoxide detectors are in good working order.”

Each year in Michigan about 29 people die and 145 are hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning. To protect yourself and your family from carbon monoxide, follow these safety tips:

  • Make sure you have working carbon monoxide detectors. Detectors can be purchased at most hardware stores for $20-50. Daylight Savings Time is a good time each year to replace the batteries and push the “test” button to be sure it’s working properly. Replace detectors every five years or according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Have your furnace or wood-burning stove inspected annually. Hire a professional to make sure it is functionally sound and vents properly outside the home.
  • Never run a gasoline or propane heater or a grill (gas or charcoal) inside your home or garage. Any heating system that burns fuel produces carbon monoxide. Use a battery-powered detector where you have fuel burning devices but no electric outlets, such as in tents, cabins and RVs.
  • Generators should be run at a safe distance (at least 20 feet) from the home. Never run a generator in the home or garage, or right next to windows or doors.
  • Never run a car in an enclosed space. Even with a door or window open, carbon monoxide levels can still build up to an unsafe level.

At high levels, carbon monoxide can cause death within minutes. Symptoms of overexposure to carbon monoxide include headache, fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath, nausea and confusion. If you think you may be experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning, or your detector sounds an alarm, go outside immediately for fresh air and call 911.

Visit Michigan.gov/carbonmonoxide for more information about carbon monoxide poisoning.

Posted at 11:30 a.m., 11/2/18

Trunk and Treat

October 31, 2018

This event is sponsored by the Beaver Island Christian Church, and, takes place in the parking lot of, or inside the, Gregg Fellowship Center. The weather was a little chilly, so quite a few people brought their treats inside the building. There is usually some food available to help keep the sugar levels down by eating good food instead of all candy.

View a gallery of pictures by Deb Bousquet HERE

View video by Deb Bousquet HERE

Posted at 11:15 a.m., 11/2/18

Big Buck Contest

The Big Buck contest sign in sheet is up! Come in to Powers Hardware to register for your chance to win this annual contest. All entry's are judged by the Boone and Crockett Method.
Entry fee is $10.00 with a 50/50 payout. Must be signed up no later than 5:30 P.M. November 14, 2018.
All proceeds support the Beaver Island Wildlife Club.

Weather by Joe

November 2, 2018

The weather by Joe thing prestty much sums up how Phyllis if feeling this morning. She wouldn't let me do this if she was feeling better. So, you're stuck with me. On with the weather...

It's 41 degrees here on Beaver Island with lots of clouds. The pressure is 29.8 with visibility of ten miles. The sky is overcast at 4800 feet. The dewpoint is 26 degrees, so not much chance of fog at this time. The humidity is at 62%.

TODAY, it is expected to remain mostly cloudy, and the temperature may go up only a degree or two. There is not much chance of rain. The wind will be from the NNE at t to 10 mph.

TONIGHT, it is expected to continue with clouds, but clearing out late. That will allow the temperature to drop to near freezing. Winds will change to the north at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW, it is forecast for it to be partly cloudy, continuing with temepratures near forty, and the low dropping once again near freezing. The winds will continue from the north, northwest at 5 to 10 mph.

Word of the Day: connive; verb (kuh-NYVE); to pretend ignorance of or fail to take action against something one ought to oppose; to be indulgent or in secret sympathy;to cooperate secretly or have a secret understanding

Connive may not seem like a troublesome term, but it was to Wilson Follett, a usage critic who lamented that the word "was undone during the Second World War, when restless spirits felt the need of a new synonym for plotting, bribing, spying, conspiring, engineering a coup, preparing a secret attack." Follett thought connive should only mean "to wink at" or "to pretend ignorance." Those senses are closer to the Latin ancestor of the word: connive comes from the Latin connivēre, which means "to close the eyes" and which is descended from -nivēre, a form akin to the Latin verb nictare, meaning "to wink." But many English speakers disagreed, and the "conspire" sense is now the word's most widely used meaning.

On this Day:

Connive may not seem like a troublesome term, but it was to Wilson Follett, a usage critic who lamented that the word "was undone during the Second World War, when restless spirits felt the need of a new synonym for plotting, bribing, spying, conspiring, engineering a coup, preparing a secret attack." Follett thought connive should only mean "to wink at" or "to pretend ignorance." Those senses are closer to the Latin ancestor of the word: connive comes from the Latin connivēre, which means "to close the eyes" and which is descended from -nivēre, a form akin to the Latin verb nictare, meaning "to wink." But many English speakers disagreed, and the "conspire" sense is now the word's most widely used meaning.

Despite its successful maiden flight, the Spruce Goose never went into production, primarily because critics alleged that its wooden framework was insufficient to support its weight during long flights. Nevertheless, Howard Hughes, who became increasingly eccentric and withdrawn after 1950, refused to neglect what he saw as his greatest achievement in the aviation field. From 1947 until his death in 1976, he kept the Spruce Goose prototype ready for flight in an enormous, climate-controlled hangar at a cost of $1 million per year. Today, the Spruce Goose is housed at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon.

Louis Wayne Hachey

Louis Hachey of Manchester, MI, age 75, died Saturday, October 27, 2018 at his home. He was born March 27, 1943 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Joseph W. & Mary (Ross) Hachey.

Louie was a unique character and an avid sportsman.
Character: one of the attributes that make up and distinguish an individual
Avid: characterized by enthusiasm and vigorous pursuit
Sportsman: a person who engages in sports such as hunting or fishing

“Avid” may not be a strong enough word for Louie’s many pursuits; perhaps if it were in all caps: AVID. He was an AVID pursuer of life, Alice was the love of his life, and if he wasn’t hunting or fishing, he was tending his garden. Louie loved to share his bounty, passing along the vegetables he grew, venison he hunted, or the fish he caught. He shared his passion and knowledge of the woods, lakes, and life-lessons with many, teaching everyone he encountered with a little bit of something.  He was an AVID storyteller of all the crazy and almost unbelievable escapades he’s had. If you knew him, you knew there was truth behind those words and you probably shook your head, chuckled a bit, and thought to yourself, “what an adventure this man had.” And what an adventure he had.

His career as a merchant marine took him across the globe. He’s traveled to Singapore, Vietnam, Puerto Rico, Egypt, Holland, Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia, to name a few. Each trip brought their own new and unique stories – some he was willing to share, and some he kept private.

He and Alice first met when they were teenagers. Life took them in separate directions at the time, but life brought them back together years later. They were perfect for each other – she was strong and independent, and not afraid to tell him like it is. And he listened and respected her like no other. She was good for him, he knew that, but he also knew he loved her deeply.

He married Alice Culp in Chelsea on February 24, 1990, and she preceded him in death on January 29, 2015.  Survivors include a son, Roland Hachey of Traverse City; a step-daughter, Rebecca (Mike) Trester of Belleville a step-son, Richard (Janice) Winnick of Grass Lake; a step-daughter, Margo Sable of Phoenix, AZ; many grandchildren, Justin & Logan Hachey, Devyn Trester, Mackenzie Trester, Zachary Trester, Nicole Risner, Kylie & Carson Yenkel; three great grandchildren, Lux Redfern, Madison & Logan Keaton; a brother Joseph W. Hachey of Pinckney, a sister, Maxine (Hachey) Smith of Wisconsin; and many nieces and nephews.

Louie’s favorite farewell to his friends and family, and the most appropriate way to capture his final sendoff: Catch ya later. Catch ya mañana. Catch ya later, toots. Toodles.

No services are planned.  A private burial will be held at Manchester United Methodist Church Memorial Garden. Memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Caring Home Health Hospice, 900 Cooper St, Jackson, MI 49202.  Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.

Posted at 1 p.m., 11/1/18

Special St. James Meeting Announced

Friday, November 2, 2018, at 11:00AM

Notice can be viewed HERE

Weather by Joe

November 1, 2018

The weather is late this morning, but there is good reason. We are currently in the Michigan Inn in Petoskey. If you have not heard by the grapevine, Phyllis was shipped off Beaver Island yesterday by air ambulance, so that explains why we are in Petoskey. We spent a long afternoon and evening at the hospital here, but the trip helped eliminate many of the possible negative emergency possibilities, and Phyllis was releassed from her imprisonment last night after dark set in. We have lots of people to thank. Thank you to the medical center for the suggestion that this could be serious. Thank you to Island Airways for having a certified air ambulance ready and available. Thank you to Beaver Island EMS for the professional and caring treatment. I must say that it's quite different being in this seat instead of the other. Thank you to the Emmet County EMS crew for their help getting us to the ER, particularly to Perry Fortier's former partner. Thank you to the ER staff at McLaren Hospital in Petoskey. Thank you to our daughter Courtney for coming to our rescue by helping register her mom and for staying with us throughout this ordeal. Thank you, Courtney for the ride to Charlevoix. We know you had to be up at 2 a.m. to get ready and go to work. Thank you to Island Airways a second time for the willingness to allow us to use their vehicle. Lastly, thank you to the Michigan Inn for theirexcellent service to those with medical issues. Now, on to the late weather......

Right now on Beaver Island, it feels like its right near the freezing mark. The visibilily is ten miles and the pressure is 29.97. The dewpoint is 28 degrees with a humidity of 75%.

TODAY, it is expected to be partly cloudy with a high of 44 with winds light and variable.

TONIGHT, it will be cloudy with a low of 35, and winds will switch to the NE at 5 to 10 mph. There is a 10% chance of rain.

TOMORROW, it is forecast for cloudy skies with a high near 41 and the clouds and rain chance will be the same as tonight.

WORD OF THE DAY: verbose; adjective; (ver-BOHSS) containing more words than necessary

Hopefully the thank-yous above are not too verbose!

On this day, year not to be revealed, Andrea Jo Moore was born.

ON THIS DAY in 1800-

On this day in 1800, President John Adams, in the last year of his only term as president, moved into the newly constructed President’s House, the original name for what is known today as the White House.

Adams had been living in temporary digs at Tunnicliffe’s City Hotel near the half-finished Capitol building since June 1800, when the federal government was moved from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington, D.C. In his biography of Adams, historian David McCullough recorded that when Adams first arrived in Washington, he wrote to his wife Abigail, at their home in Quincy, Massachusetts, that he was pleased with the new site for the federal government and had explored the soon-to-be President’s House with satisfaction.

Although workmen had rushed to finish plastering and painting walls before Adams returned to D.C. from a visit to Quincy in late October, construction remained unfinished when Adams rolled up in his carriage on November 1. However, the Adams’ furniture from their Philadelphia home was in place and a portrait of George Washington was already hanging in one room. The next day, Adams sent a note to Abigail, who would arrive in Washington later that month, saying that he hoped “none but honest and wise men [shall] ever rule under this roof.”

Although Adams was initially enthusiastic about the presidential mansion, he and Abigail soon found it to be cold and damp during the winter. Abigail, in a letter to a friend, wrote that the building was tolerable only so long as fires were lit in every room. She also noted that she had to hang their washing in an empty “audience room” (the current East Room).

John and Abigail Adams lived in what she called “the great castle” for only five months. Shortly after they moved in, Thomas Jefferson defeated Adams in his bid for re-election. Abigail was happy to leave Washington and departed in February 1801 for Quincy. As Jefferson was being sworn in on March 4, 1801, John Adams was already on his way back to Massachusetts, where he and Abigail lived out the rest of their days at their family farm.

Facts About the Central Dispatch Radio Millage

Coming up on the ballot is a millage request for the improvement of radio communications in this three county area. There is no doubt that this system would be a definite improvement for Beaver Island, even though the current system does work, but is not reliable for more than a quarter of the communications necessary in the disptach area for our public safety agencies.

"For many years, the dispatch center has tried to move from the VHF frequency band up to the State of Michigan 800 Megahertz band," said Joe Moore, thirty year EMS provider on Beaver Island, now retired. "The main reason the local public service agencies could not move in that direction was the cost. Perhaps, this millage will make it possible to finally move up into the modern world of communications. I remember several times in Peaine Township emergencies that the current VHF system would not work. This system should help fix these inadequacies."

Read the fact sheet and make your own decisions.

Posted at 10:30 a.m., 10/31/18

Weather by Joe

October 31, 2018

The weather lady was up and sick most of the night, so you are all stuck with this later weather report. On with the weather....

At 8 a.m., the temperature is at 39 degrees. The pressure is 29.78 and visibility is at ten miles. The clouds are scattered at 1400 feet. The dewpoint is 37 degrees and humidity is at 80%.

TODAY, the skies will be partly cloudy with a high temperature near fifty. The sun should peek through and it should be nice for this Halloween. it will be windy with winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

TONIGHT, it will remain partly cloudy with the temeprature dropping to 36 degrees. The winds will die down to 5 to 10 mph from the WSW.

TOMORROW, it is forecast for partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of rain at 10%, and winds will decrease to light and variable.

WORD of the DAY: lycantropy, noun, *lye-KAN-thruh-pee)

a delusion that one has become a wolf; the assumption of the form and characteristics of a wolf held to be possible by witchcraft or magic

Did You Know?

If you happen to be afflicted with lycanthropy, the full moon is apt to cause you an inordinate amount of distress. Lycanthropy can refer to either the delusional idea that one is a wolf or to the werewolf transformations that have been the stuff of superstitions for centuries. In some cultures, similar myths involve human transformation into other equally feared animals: hyenas and leopards in Africa, for example, and tigers in Asia. The word lycanthropy itself, however, comes from the Greek words lykos, meaning "wolf," and anthrōpos, meaning "human being." Werewolf myths are usually associated with the phases of the moon; the animal nature of the werewolf (or lycanthrope) is typically thought to take over when the moon is ful

On this Day

On this day in 1517, the priest and scholar Martin Luther approaches the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and nails a piece of paper to it containing the 95 revolutionary opinions that would begin the Protestant Reformation.

In his theses, Luther condemned the excesses and corruption of the Roman Catholic Church, especially the papal practice of asking payment—called “indulgences”—for the forgiveness of sins. At the time, a Dominican priest named Johann Tetzel, commissioned by the Archbishop of Mainz and Pope Leo X, was in the midst of a major fundraising campaign in Germany to finance the renovation of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Though Prince Frederick III the Wise had banned the sale of indulgences in Wittenberg, many church members traveled to purchase them. When they returned, they showed the pardons they had bought to Luther, claiming they no longer had to repent for their sins.

Luther’s frustration with this practice led him to write the 95 Theses, which were quickly snapped up, translated from Latin into German and distributed widely. A copy made its way to Rome, and efforts began to convince Luther to change his tune. He refused to keep silent, however, and in 1521 Pope Leo X formally excommunicated Luther from the Catholic Church. That same year, Luther again refused to recant his writings before the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V of Germany, who issued the famous Edict of Worms declaring Luther an outlaw and a heretic and giving permission for anyone to kill him without consequence. Protected by Prince Frederick, Luther began working on a German translation of the Bible, a task that took 10 years to complete.

The term “Protestant” first appeared in 1529, when Charles V revoked a provision that allowed the ruler of each German state to choose whether they would enforce the Edict of Worms. A number of princes and other supporters of Luther issued a protest, declaring that their allegiance to God trumped their allegiance to the emperor. They became known to their opponents as Protestants; gradually this name came to apply to all who believed the Church should be reformed, even those outside Germany. By the time Luther died, of natural causes, in 1546, his revolutionary beliefs had formed the basis for the Protestant Reformation, which would over the next three centuries revolutionize Western civilization.

Posted at 8:30 a.m.

9th and 10th Grade Civics Presentations, Night 2

This second night of presentations was just as interesting as the first. The presentations were covering more topics including the ideas of inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The range of topics went from the limitation of the purchase of caffeinated drinks to the effects of diversity.

Adam Richards, Civics teacher, gave an introduction as well as giving the students the order of their presenations. The students who presented are shown below:

View video of the presentations HERE

Posted at 10:15 p.m., 10/30/18

Mornings Like This

October 30, 2018

by Cindy Ricksgers

Possted at 2 p.m.

Re-Broadcast Video

October 30, 2018

Today's Walk Down Memory Lane includes:

Interview with Bernadette McCaulley (1/2 hr)

BI Christian Church Dedication 1985 (1.5 hrs)

BI Community Players "The Tinker" (2 hrs)

BICS versus Grand Marais Soccer 10/1/16 (1.25 hr)

BICS Holiday Program 12/21/16 (1/2 hr)

This is viewable by anyone, anywhere at http://beaverisland.tv

The broadcast starts at 11:30 a.m. today.

Joe Moore, editor
Beaver Island News on the 'Net

Phyllis' Daily Weather

October 30, 2018

It's invigorating outside this morning at 35° with partly cloudy skies.
TODAY: Mostly cloudy. Periods of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs around 50°. Southeast winds at 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.
TONIGHT: Cloudy. Periods of rain showers in the evening then scattered rain showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. Southeast winds 10 mph in the evening becoming light. Gusts up to 20 mph.
Today Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Periods of showers in the afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less.
Tonight West wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Scattered showers. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

DID YOU KNOW THAT if you don't like mosquitos, get a bat. They eat 3,000 insects a night.

ON THIS DATE of October 30, 1938 Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of “War of the Worlds”—a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth.

Orson Welles was only 23 years old when his Mercury Theater company decided to update H.G. Wells’ 19th-century science fiction novel War of the Worlds for national radio. Despite his age, Welles had been in radio for several years, most notably as the voice of “The Shadow” in the hit mystery program of the same name. “War of the Worlds” was not planned as a radio hoax, and Welles had little idea of the havoc it would cause.

The show began on Sunday, October 30, at 8 p.m. A voice announced: “The Columbia Broadcasting System and its affiliated stations present Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater on the air in ‘War of the Worlds’ by H.G. Wells.”

Sunday evening in 1938 was prime-time in the golden age of radio, and millions of Americans had their radios turned on. But most of these Americans were listening to ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his dummy “Charlie McCarthy” on NBC and only turned to CBS at 8:12 p.m. after the comedy sketch ended and a little-known singer went on. By then, the story of the Martian invasion was well underway.

Welles introduced his radio play with a spoken introduction, followed by an announcer reading a weather report. Then, seemingly abandoning the storyline, the announcer took listeners to “the Meridian Room in the Hotel Park Plaza in downtown New York, where you will be entertained by the music of Ramon Raquello and his orchestra.” Putrid dance music played for some time, and then the scare began. An announcer broke in to report that “Professor Farrell of the Mount Jenning Observatory” had detected explosions on the planet Mars. Then the dance music came back on, followed by another interruption in which listeners were informed that a large meteor had crashed into a farmer’s field in Grovers Mills, New Jersey.

Soon, an announcer was at the crash site describing a Martian emerging from a large metallic cylinder. “Good heavens,” he declared, “something’s wriggling out of the shadow like a gray snake. Now here’s another and another one and another one. They look like tentacles to me … I can see the thing’s body now. It’s large, large as a bear. It glistens like wet leather. But that face, it… it … ladies and gentlemen, it’s indescribable. I can hardly force myself to keep looking at it, it’s so awful. The eyes are black and gleam like a serpent. The mouth is kind of V-shaped with saliva dripping from its rimless lips that seem to quiver and pulsate.”

The Martians mounted walking war machines and fired “heat-ray” weapons at the puny humans gathered around the crash site. They annihilated a force of 7,000 National Guardsman, and after being attacked by artillery and bombers the Martians released a poisonous gas into the air. Soon “Martian cylinders” landed in Chicago and St. Louis. The radio play was extremely realistic, with Welles employing sophisticated sound effects and his actors doing an excellent job portraying terrified announcers and other characters. An announcer reported that widespread panic had broken out in the vicinity of the landing sites, with thousands desperately trying to flee. In fact, that was not far from the truth.

Perhaps as many as a million radio listeners believed that a real Martian invasion was underway. Panic broke out across the country. In New Jersey, terrified civilians jammed highways seeking to escape the alien marauders. People begged police for gas masks to save them from the toxic gas and asked electric companies to turn off the power so that the Martians wouldn’t see their lights. One woman ran into an Indianapolis church where evening services were being held and yelled, “New York has been destroyed! It’s the end of the world! Go home and prepare to die!”

When news of the real-life panic leaked into the CBS studio, Welles went on the air as himself to remind listeners that it was just fiction. There were rumors that the show caused suicides, but none were ever confirmed.

The Federal Communications Commission investigated the program but found no law was broken. Networks did agree to be more cautious in their programming in the future. Orson Welles feared that the controversy generated by “War of the Worlds” would ruin his career. In fact, the publicity helped land him a contract with a Hollywood studio, and in 1941 he directed, wrote, produced, and starred in Citizen Kane—a movie that many have called the greatest American film ever made.

WORD OF THE DAY: hocus-pocus (HOH-Kuhs-POH-kuhs) which means unnecessarily mysterious or elaborate activity or talk to cover up a deception, magnify a simple purpose, etc. Hocus-pocus is a pseudo-Latin rhyming formula used by jugglers and magicians. It was first recorded in 1615–25.

Posted at 8:15 a.m.

10th Grade Civics Presentations, Night 1

Adam Richards is teaching a tenth grade program with Civics as the first semester and the second to become and Economics class at the Beaver Island Community School. Tonight, October 29, 2018, was the first night of the first round of preseentations to be made to the public, one for each marking period. This is the group making the presentations on this, the first night, with tomorrow being the second night.

Adam Richards, Civics teacher

The presentations were about the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

View video of the presentations HERE

Posted at 10:15 p.m., 10/29/18

Familiar Faces 7

by Joe Moore

We are going through some pretty serious medical issues right now, the big “C”.  I’m not really going to go through this with you in this because it isn’t related to EMS, but one of the most interesting things happened to me today while waiting for a return flight

A woman walked into the waiting area at the Charlevoix Airport and spoke directly to me.  She didn’t even say hello or anything.  She just started talking about her medical issues.

“I just got back from going to see two doctors up in Petoskey.  My blood pressure has been giving me so many problems.  They had changed my medications twice trying to get it in line with normal readings.  Finally, today I made the goal.  They even made me walk around for a bit, and it didn’t change much.  Then I had to walk from one building to another building to see my cardiologist.  My Afib is under control now too. I’m doing so well health wise now.  How are you doing?” she asked.


Read the rest of the story HERE

Posted at 2 p.m., 10/29/18

Bowling Alley

by Dick Burris

While laying block in a bowling alley; we were working with a hotshot contractor, who was obnoxious to many of his clients and subcontractors.

This particular day and occurrence, comes back to me often, and I feel that it is humorous, so am sharing the incident .

My crew and I were laying a long block wall overlooking this oncoming fiasco. Although I never stopped the work progress on ANY job; I felt the need to stop my block layers and bring them to the scaffold, near where I was standing, overlooking this (to me obvious) amusing fiasco about to happen!

The redi-mix truck was running, with the chute extended inside the building and ready to pour concrete on a higher level floor. His foreman "DJ White" had constructed a retainer bulkhead, for above the lower level floor, to be poured at a later time.

The form was three feet high, and I could see that it would never hold the extreme pressure of concrete to be forced against it. ( there was no way that I could have explained this to (Mac) the general contractor) Cuz he was always right.

Mac yelled to the driver, "Let her go !; " out  poured the concrete; " Come on, let er roll, I ain't got all day !"

The concrete was rising against the bulkhead, and was about a foot from the top when the forms broke loose and the concrete began to flood the lower area.

Mac yelled, "Woah, WHoa, WOAH !!"

The truck shot in most that was left in the mixer before the drum stopped rotating.

" Didn't I tell you to stop!?" Shouted Mac.

The driver said, "At THAT speed it is impossible for an instant stop".

We had our laughs, and I said :"OK back to work."

I think we actually lost NO time as the wall seemed to be finished ahead of schedule that day.

(I think everyone can imagine the smile on Dick's face when this happened. He probably thought that Mac got what was coming to him, and then Dick would go right back to the job at hand._

Posted at 1:15 p.m, 10/29/18

October 2018 BINN Video


Fall pictures, beaver video, and music by the Beaver Island Goodtime Boys

Phyllis' Daily Weather

October 29, 2018

It's 41° outside this morning, feels like 34°, lightly raining (again).
TODAY: Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers in the morning then isolated rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. West winds at 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the evening.
TODAY: Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Isolated showers in the morning. Waves 2 to 4 feet subsiding to 2 to 3 feet in the afternoon.
TONIGHT: Northwest wind 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
TUESDAY: Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Rain showers likely. Waves 2 feet or less.
TUESDAY NIGHT: West wind 10 to 15 knots. Chance of showers. Waves 2 feet or less.

DID YOU KNOW THAT goats do not have circle pupils in their eyes...they have rectangles.

ON THIS DATE of October 29, 1966, “96 Tears” becomes a #1 hit for the enigmatic and influential ? and the Mysterians

To this day, no one can say with absolute certainty who the leader of ?(Question Mark) and the Mysterians really is. Is he—as literalists would have us believe—the former Rudy Martinez, a Mexican-born and Michigan-raised earthling who legally changed his name to a punctuation mark? Or is he truly the space alien he claims to be—a claim from which he has never backed down? What is abundantly clear is that ? has managed to maintain an intriguing air of mystery about him during his 40-plus years in the public eye, and that air of mystery has in turn helped earn him recognition among fans as one of the flat-out coolest individuals ever to cut a hit record. Known to his friends as “Q,” the man officially named ? rose to fame with his band the Mysterians when their song “96 Tears” came out of nowhere to reach the top of the Billboard pop chart on this day in 1966.

Many critics and fans of ? and the Mysterians regard “96 Tears” as a record of seminal importance—a garage-rock masterpiece worthy of the ultimate accolade in certain hipster circles: the label “proto-punk.” Certainly the genesis of both the band and the record fit neatly within punk’s D.I.Y. ethos. The Mysterians took shape in 1962 when four Mexican-American teenagers from Saginaw, Michigan, began playing instrumental music inspired by the surf bands like the Ventures and by the loud, raw sound of the legendary guitarist Link Wray. Taking their name from a Japanese science fiction movie involving invaders from another planet, the Mysterians soon made the acquaintance of their own alleged alien—a young man in sunglasses who approached them after a gig at Michigan’s Mt. Holly Ski Lodge offering to manage the group. Identifying himself to the Mysterians only as “?,” this young man would soon become the group’s lead singer and primary songwriter. It was a poem of his called “Too Many Teardrops” that became “96 Tears.”

Recorded in the living room of the head of a local record label called Pa-Go-Go, “96 Tears” was a simple song recorded in amateur fashion yet infused with incredible energy that would make it a favorite of the 1970s punks who would follow in the footsteps of ?, who never once took off his trademark shades, neither during his band’s extremely brief heyday nor later as part of any publicity-generating stunt.

WORD OF THE DAY: diablerie (dee-AH-bluth-ree) which means diabolic magic or art; sorcery; witchcraft. English diablerie is a borrowing from French diablerie “mischief,” from Old French diablerie, deablerie “an act inspired by the devil, sorcery.” French diable comes from Late Latin diabolus “the devil” (in the Vulgate and church fathers), from Greek diábolos “slanderer; enemy, Satan” (in the Septuagint), “the Devil” (in the Gospels). Diablerie entered English in the 17th century.

Posted at 8 a.m.

The 52 Lists (for Happiness) Project #44

by Cindy Ricksgers

Posted at 6 p.m., 10/28/18

East Wind

It has been a wet and windy couple of days for this weekend. A quick trip to Gull Harbor suggested that it might be a a little bumpy on the ferry ride with the winds from the ENE. Gull Harbor certainly looks different with an east wind, and so a couple of pictures were taken to give you an idea of the differences.

Whiskey Point waves

Rough water at Gull Harbor


A second trip out to Gull Harbor about five and half hours revealed the drop in the wind and the easy breath of wind with the tree tops not swaying like earlier. Just a wait a bit, and the weather will change again. It's sprinkling at five in the afternoon, and the wind has picked up again, rustling the leaves.

Posted at 5:15 p.m., October 28, 2018

Mass from Holy Cross

October 28, 2018

On Saturday, Father Jim Siler did all the readings including the Gospel. Sheri Mooney Timsak sang a beautiful communion song, "How Beautiful." On Sunday, Jacque LaFreniere was the reader. Some of the snow birds have already left the island.

View video excerpts of these two services HERE

Posted at 2:30 p.m.

Trunk or Treat

at the Gregg Fellowship Hall

5-6:30 pm.

Hand out from your trunk or, if it's chilly, come inside and use a table. Bring your costume, decorations and candy!
Hot dogs, chips and apple cider available plus Chilli by Jerry!
Decorations by Paul Niehaus.
Come and enjoy the fun!

Posted at 6 p.m., 10/27/18

Why Beaver Island TV and BINN?

by Joe Moore

I have been asked this question several times.

Why do you go to the nth degree to make certain that you get events live streamed? There can't be that many viewers.

Why do you go to the expnese to do this? It has to be expensive.

Why do you live stream sports events? There aren't that many people interested.

So I ask you, do you remember the starfish picture of a person walking along the water's edge? Do you remember that this person is asked, "Why do you do this, there are so many?" Do you remember his answer?

"I made a difference for that one."

There are people who are interested in what is going on in the public meetings on Beaver Island. There are people who are not on the island that are interested in viewing sports events. There are people who can't physically attend events that are quite interested in events on the island.

I believe this picture sums up the answers to all of your questions. And, I believe that the starfish answer justifies all of the expense and all of the effort. Imagine a relative in Colorado or in California or in Oregon being able to view a loved one's memorial service. Imagine a relative interested in watching a loved one's event that is important to both people. Imagine a relative wanting to view a sporting event, but can't be on the island to watch it.

This is why we do this!

(If you don't know, this is Dawn Mooney Marsh in Arizona watching her daughter play volleyball on Beaver Island.)

Posted at 11:15 a.m., October 27, 2018

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Welcome, Paul Cole, Chamber Director

Paul Cole was born on Beaver Island, went to school here on Beaver Island, and has not returned to live on Beaver Island. Paul Cole was given the job of the Executive Director by the Chamber of Commerce Board. Today, Friday, October 26, 2018, Editor Joe Moore sat down with Paul and these video clips were the result. The meeting was down at the Chamber Office near the Yacht Dock.

View the video HERE

Posted at 4:45 p.m., 10/26/18

BICS Weekly Memo

October 26, 2018

Posted at 4:15 p.m., 10/26/18

Emergency Services Authority Meeting

October 25, 2018

The normal time of the meeting was 2 p.m., but it was rescheduled to start at 3 p.m., today, October 25, 2018. There was not agenda received by BINN, so there was no way to know what was going to be discussed prior to the start of the meeting. Thanks to Deb Bousquet for video work to be able to provide the video of the meeting. No documents were sent to BINN, even though a subscritpion through a FOIA request had been made, so all we have is the video.

View video of the BIESA meeting HERE

Posted at 7:45 p.m., 10/25/18

Obituary for Richard Duane Verleger

VERLEGER, RICHARD DUANE, age 67, of Bonita Springs, FL, formerly Mt Pleasant, MI, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018, following a long courageous fight with leukemia. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.

Richard loved to hunt and spend days on his farm. He liked to spend time on Beaver Island where he has a cabin where he could relax and hang with friends.

Richard was born on January 13, 1951, in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. He went to Mt Pleasant High School, and attended Western Michigan University. He then went on to own his own Construction business and from there went on to start Summit Petroleum in Mt. Pleasant. After selling Summit in 2005 he retired to Bonita Springs, FL, where he resided six months of the year.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly, his son Michael (Jennifer), his daughter Katherine (Jason), his step-son Gavin. He leaves behind three beautiful grandchildren, Jackson, Andrew and Alaina, as well as a brother Ronald (Mary).

His wife wishes to express her deepest appreciation of all of Richard’s many friends who have kept in touch and provided loving support during the difficult times of his illness.

A Celebration of Life and Stories for Richard will begin at 4 p.m., followed by a dinner, on Saturday, November 3, at the Reflections Reception Center at Clark Family Funeral Chapel in Mt. Pleasant. In lieu of flowers, Richard asked donations be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at lls.org. Envelopes will be available at the time of service and at the funeral chapel.

To send flowers to the family of Richard Duane Verleger, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Beauty Surrounds Us

Out on a boodle last night, there was no easily viewed moonrise from several locations, but that did not deter this editor from capturing some of the beauty in the post sunset period of time.

The after sunset glow of the sky

Several people out perch fishing

View a gallery of photos HERE

Beautiful Paradise Bay evening

Posted at 10 a.m., 10/25/18

Northern Lake Michigan Islands Collaborative Agenda

November 1, 2018
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Beaver Island Community Center

Posted at 9 a.m., 10/25/18

Re:  Thanksgiving Dinner at Beaver Island Christian Church

Last year we tried having the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday evening instead of Thanksgiving Day.

The decision about the date for this year’s dinner is still under discussion.  The biggest issue is getting enough help.

If you have strong feelings one way or another, we want to hear from you.  Send all comments to beaverislandchristianchurch@gmail.com. Please do not call or talk to someone at the grocery store, post office, etc. We need your comments in writing.

Please comment as soon as possible.  Indicate whether you would prefer to attend Sunday or Thursday, or whether it doesn’t make any difference to you.  Indicate whether you would be willing to help with a Sunday dinner or a Thursday dinner.  Remember that we have to have enough help to put on this dinner.

Thank you for your input.
Judi Meister

Posted at 9 a.m., 10/25/18

What Did You Say 56

by Joe Moore

“You know the pirates are going to invade us and destroy this whole island,” the patient said.  “Then the Nazi’s will come in a take-over, and we’ll all be screwed. You don’t want that to happen, do you?”

What did you say?

Yes, a patient did have this comment to me, although the situation was slightly different that the ones that I usually have encountered.

“The spiders are crawling all over me.  Get them off.  GET THEM OFF!” the same patient stated.

Read the rest of the story HERE

Posted at 2:15 p.m., 10/24/18

Becca Foli's Moon Pictures

While some were sitting in the Donegal Danny's Pub for $2 Tuesday beers, Becca and Cindy were out doing the moon boodle and the sunset boodle. Becca got these amazing photos on the boodle of the moon.

Posted at 1:45 p.m., 10/24/18

Beaver Island Wildlife Club Dinner Announced

There will be a wildlife club dinner and raffle on November 17, 2018. It is called the Harold Lounsberry Annual Memorial Hunters' Dinner 2018. The dinner begins at 6 p.m.

Posted at 11:30 a.m., 10/24/18

Colors Out and Around

Just open your eyes as you drive from one location or another on Beaver Island, to the store or to the post office, or to the airport. You are surround by beauty and many shades of yellow, orange, and red.

While we all know that fall leads into winter, there is no reason not to enjoy the beauty that is all around us on Beaver Island this fall.

Posted at 1:30 p.m., 10/23/18

Piebald Deer

The piebald coloring is due to a genetic abnormality that leads to a lack of pigmentation in patches around the body. Piebaldism is a recessive trait; therefore, both parents must carry the recessive gene for there to be a chance that they will produce a piebald fawn. All of which makes this condition extremely rare, affecting less than two percent of the white-tailed deer population.

While they may seem similar, Fergus says that the genetic causes of piebald individuals are not the same as those that contribute to albinism. To spot the difference, look at the eyes. Albino deer have pink eyes, a pink nose and pink-hued hooves, while piebald deer have brown eyes and a brown nose, with black hooves.

In addition to its rare coat, a piebald deer will likely have other issues, including:

  • bowing of the nose (Roman nose)
  • overbite
  • short legs
  • arching spine (scoliosis)
  • short lower mandible
  • internal organ deformities.

I’ve found that I enjoy seeing this deer on camera and knowing that it’s around. At the end of the day, it’s an extremely rare glimpse of nature that most people just don’t get to see -- especially if they're not deer hunters.

David Osborn, wildlife research coordinator at the University of Georgia Deer Research Facility suggests that, in some states, piebald deer are protected.

Osborn also pointed out that allowing a piebald deer to live and reproduce has little bearing on the overall health of an area deer herd. "We manage deer for overall population and herd health, so what happens with a few local deer won't affect the big picture," he says. "If you selectively remove them (piebald and white deer), hidden genes will continue to be spread by normal-colored carriers in spite of your efforts."

From the Michigan DNR:

"It is LEGAL to harvest albino, all-white or piebald deer in Michigan (piebald deer are white with some brown markings). Part of the confusion about the legality may stem from the fact that until 2008 albino and all-white deer were protected in Michigan and could not be harvested by hunters.

The protection of albino/all-white deer was lifted for several reasons – the rule put hunters in a difficult situation because it was legal to take a piebald deer, but it can be difficult to determine if a deer is all-white, albino or piebald from a distance; there is no biological reason to protect the genetic trait that causes a deer to be all-white or albino (in fact, the trait is certainly a disadvantage for avoiding predators)."

Posted at 1:15 p.m., 10/23/18


Peaine Township hall it is. The 9th- and 10th-grade students will give their talks Monday, October 29th and Tuesday, October 30th. Each night will begin at 7 p.m. and go until about 8:30. Please come both nights if you can!

Elisha, Quintan, Jared, Skylar, and Jessica

McKenna, Mackenzie, Gage, Harley, and Zander

Best regards,
Adam Richards



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

ContraDance Summer 2018 Schedule

Posted at 9:30 a.m., 4/16/18

ContraDance begins in May!


St. James Township Finance Committee

Meeting Dates

St. James Township Meetings Schedule

September 5, 2018

View video of the meeting HERE

The Beaver Island Water Trail

The Beaver Island Water Trail is active.  Check out the paddling guide.

Water Trail website HERE

See paddling guide HERE


Anti-Bullying Presentation to BICS Parents

View presentation HERE

Invasives, Maps, Report, and Graphics

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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BICS Seeks Board Member

October 23, 2018

Posted at 9:30 a.m.

Horse Arena

by Dick Burris

In  about 1967, I had some help building an arena for dressage horses. We checked the local specs, and found that four foot spacing on a designed truss would suffice for seasonal snow load etc. Just for extra stability we notched one side of the vertical posts to support the plates for the trusses to rest upon, where most barns just doubled the nailed plates to the side of the vertical posts.

On one end of the arena, John Mccafferty built a observation deck/ living quarters, facing the main dressage ring below, that was about 100'x60'.

That winter we had a lot of snow, and an ice storm which loaded the roof with about three feet of frozen (snow ice). This later crushed in the major part of the roof, leaving only the part supported by the built in observation deck that John had built that fall.

There were many things stored in the arena that took a beating; the boat and trailer it was on; and flattened the Jeep roof, even with the main body, level with the engine hood. I couldn't get inside of the Jeep to move it, so took an ax, and chopped a hole in the roof; so then was able to slide in and drive it out of the barn for cleanup. A few things underneath the fallen roof were not damaged.

The insurance company told us that that was the only barn that fell in, that was not due to plate failure.

Anyway after the cleanup, we decided to rebuild the arena; we doubled the count of trusses on the span, and added a lot of special bracing to support, and double the load that it had before. Then, instead of fiberglass shingles, used a steel roof, that would allow the snow to slide off.

I decided that summer to put the Jeep in the 4th of July parade. As I was going into town that day, with half of my body sticking out above the Jeep roof; a lady pulled up alongside, and with a worried expression on her face, asked me, "Are you alright!!!??"

Maybe she thought that it had just happened. (Through my laughing, I related to her what really happened), and that I was putting it in the parade that day

Posted at 7:45 p.m., 10/22/18

St James Minutes of October Meeting

2018.10.10.01 Resolution to Adopt Parks and Recreation Plan-Harbor Plan Addendum

Minutes of 101018 Regular Meeting

Posted at 6 p.m., 10/22/18

Saturday Sunrise

This beautiful photo was taken by Bob Tidmore on Saturday morning. Thanks for sharing!

USCG Vessel Visits Paradise Bay

The USCG vessel  45721 visited St. James Harbor this morning approximately at 11 a.m.  The vessel moved very quickly across the water, entering Paradise Bay past a couple of sports fisherman’s boats out by the harbor buoy.  The vessel entered the harbor, turned around, and then headed back out without stopping anywhere here on the island.

According to a web search, this vessel is stationed at the Charlevoix USCG Station.  The vessel’s contract was with ACE/Kvichak and was delivered April 13, 2018, to Charlevoix, Michigan.
This fast Coast Guard boat left the harbor before the Emerald Isle departed the Beaver Island dock.  The vessel may have been on training mission to St. James Harbor.

View a small gallery of pictures HERE

Posted at 4:15 p.m., 10/21/18

Video addend at 7:15 p.m.


Peaine Township October Minutes

Peaine regular meeting minutes October 2018

SPECIAL ELECTION COMMISSION minutes Peaine minutes October 2018

Posted at 5:30 p.m., October 20, 2018

BICS Seek Snow Plowing Bids

The Beaver Island Community has the following Request for Proposal document.

Bid document HERE

Posted at 4:45 p.m., 10/18/18

Beautiful Rainbow in Harbor

October 16, 2018

Sometimes, you have the eye to capture something that is absolutely amazing. Sometimes, you are in the right place at the right time. And, sometimes, you are just lucky when you take a picture.

This is an absolutely amazing picture of a beautiful rainbow over Paradise Bay, captured by Paul Welke from the general location of the Shamrock Bar on Beaver Island. BINN has cropped the photo. Thank you for sharing this beautiful example of the amazing rainbow with Whiskey Point Light at the end of the rainbow!

Great photo, Paul!

Posted at 9:30 p.m., 10/15/18

Christmas Bazaar Poster

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Posted at 9:30 p.m., 10/16/18

Christmas Bazaar

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Vendors information and application HERE

Posted 4 p.m., 10/16/18


Transportation Authority Meeting Schedule

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Soccer Schedule.

.Volleyball Schedule

Posted at 8:30 p.m., 8/23/18

Island Summit Final Reports

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

Short Summary

Complete Report

BIRHC Board Meeting Dates

2018 Meeting Dates

March 10

June 16

September 15

December 8 (Annual Meeting)

BICS Meeting Schedules

Regular Meeting Schedule 2018

Committee Meeting Schedule2018

Beaver Island Airport Committee Meeting Schedule

Library Story Times

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

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

New Library Hours

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

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

Weekdays:   8:30 - 5:00

Saturday:   12:00 - 5:00

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

St. James Meetings for 2018-19

BICS Committee Meeting Schedule

BIESA Meeting Dates

Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:00PM
Thursday, August 30, 2018 2:00PM
Thursday, October 25, 2018 2:00PM
Thursday, December 27, 2018 2:00PM
Thursday, February 22, 2019 2:00PM

From the BIESA minutes for May 31, 2018


Posted at 1:45 p.m., 7/27/18

Holy Cross Church Bulletin

November 2018


Christian Church Bulletin

September 30, 2018


BICS Calendar 2017-18

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