Tim Myers, employee of the BI Transfer Station, put together a new walk-through video for the transfer station, and it includes current pricing for items that cannot be recycled as well as some procedural information about what is done with the recycled materials as far a processing by the transfer station staff.
Martha Irvine, national reporter and videographer
Thursday Oct 7th RIB NITE Baby Back BBQ Ribs
Tender & Yummy!
Every Friday is PERCH NITE Yellow Lake Perch
Dinner or Basket
Saturday Oct 9th SHOW YOUR COLORS!
Michigan State vs Michigan Both Teams Undefeated 5-0
Game time 3:30. Happy Hour/Drink Specials/Jello Shots/Munchies
LIVE MUSIC SATURDAY NITE...JASON, NICK, & Co.
Great Tunes! Rock, Oldies, Country, Irish & Requests Too!
Every Sunday HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY/FREE HOT DOGS! Also available, Campbell's PIZZA...Jim & Pam...
Teamin' to make their Best Pizza for you!
Pizza hours: 5-8:30pm. *You can call ahead and place your order anytime after Noon for pick-up later.
Our Bloody Mary Bar is back too. YUM!
Every Monday SIZZLER DINNER $7.50
Good Times...Good Friends,
Our best to you,
Liam & Marilyn
The Islander soccer team had a real challenge ahead of them playing against the Paradise team this past weekend. Paradise came to play, and they had some excellent ball handlers and an excellent goalie.
Jeanne Gillespie ready for rain or wind! The Richards' family with the newest member Demetrios were at the game.
Paradise Rockets and Islanders get ready for the Pledge of Allegiance......the coin toss.........."Look what I can do".......
Islanders protecting their goal....Referees Dan Martell and Bill Brown.....Coach Matt Ritchie and his team
The Islander goalie Gus Connaghan was more aggressive, and put the Paradise hopes down time after time. Beaver Island pulled off a one goal to zero win on Friday night and on Saturday morning with Doug Campbell getting both goals.
That doesn't mean that there weren't other very close opportunities, but Doug is the only one that got the ball into the goal. Several tries by the Islanders went wide or over the goal.
The whole team played well on both sides of this contest, but the Paradise team seemed not to know the rules as well as the Islanders. Paradise got called several times because they attacked the ball but the ball hit the arm of the player. This would not have been an issue except that many times the arms of the Paradise players were extended away from their body, and this will be called as a violation every time. The Paradise team complained to the referees that the Islanders were doing the same thing, using the shoulder to hit the ball, but the refs explained the arm location to the coach of the Paradise team.
The Lady Islanders volleyball team split the matches this past weekend, but the final score doesn't really tell the story. Mostly, Friday's win was due to the excellent serving of the Lady Islanders, and this seems to show in the video clips. On Saturday morning, the Paradise team seemed to have taken the good serving from the Islanders to heart, and they began to take charge with excellent serving.
Islanders in their huddle with spectators, Islanders cheering, Paradise before the games, Referees Dave Reeb and Tom Frick
Brighid and Marissa get ready for the first game to start
Here We Go Islanders, Here WE GO!
Islanders win game three and are now ahead 2 to 1 in the match.
On Saturday, the Islander serving was much below the level from the night before. "Wake up, Ladies!" could be heard from the Islander team on the court and from the players on the bench. The Lady Islanders did wake up eventually and took the Saturday morning match to a play-off. The play-off game was starting to be a run-away in the Islanders favor until the Paradise coach called the time-out early on. The two teams played the play-off game to 15-14, but you must win by two points. The Islanders hit a nice spike that was close to the line with the line judge calling it in and he said, "It hit the line", but the refs decided it was too close to call, and they required a 'do-over'. This took the wind out of the Islanders' sail and they eventually lost 15-17, giving Paradise a win.
This event was well-attended with a small line outside the Holy Cross Hall beginning to form at about 12:40 p.m. for a 1:00 p.m. opening. The Beaver Island chefs outdid themselves this year with another really wide variety of items from the Shamrock BBQ ribs to Pinky's Escargot with canned goods, raffles, wine and many others. There was absolutely no reason for anyone to go away hungry. A hay wagon pulled by a tractor was one mode of transportation from the hall to the community center. A hayride was another of the activities for the young and the young at heart. The first video clip taken was of the items available for purchase at Holy Cross Hall. The second clip is of the artisans at the community center. Pictures will follow.
The eroded dune is from illegal ORV use. The Trails Committee identified the need to restore this area across from the public access site to Lake Geneserath. The Lighthouse School students supplied the man power to plant 500 plugs of certified native beach grass as a restoration project. The plants were obtained from the Charlevoix Soil and Conservation District.
(Story and photos by Pam Grassmick)
The groundbreaking ceremony for the took place at 10 a.m. on September 30, 2010, just east of the BIRHC Carlisle Road access and across from Stoney Acre Grill and Donegal Danny's Pub. The Beaver Island Development Corporation, a not-for-profit corporation, is beginning this project. One bystander said, "Thank goodness." In preparation for the ceremony some of the tall grass and sod was removed.
This project will be completed by Beaver Gems
Quite a few people gathered on Carlisle Road
Pete LoDico spoke about the project and gave thanks to those who helped
The ceremonial breaking of the ground
Don Spencer, Jane MacKenzie, Rick Speck, Ray Cole, Connie Wojan, and Pete LoDico
Jane MacKenzie and Pete LoDico
The future driveway entrance location
Plans were viewed in a BIRHC room
Possible future tenants look on as the plans are explained
The culvert going under the road for Iron Ore Creek needed to be replaced. The bid was won by Gillespie Enterprises, and Rich Gillespie and crew were working on the project today, Wednesday, September 29, 2010. BINN went down there to photograph the progress of this project, and was surprised that one piece of the culvert was already in place and preparations were almost complete for the second piece. Here are some pictures of the project and its progress.
Detour sign on West Side Road....the trail used as the detour........detour sign on the South End Road side
Working equipment operated by Rich Gillespie.....Creek on the north side of the road...looking into the culvert from north to south
Digging to make room for the large second piece....look at the creek from the first piece covered by dirt....Iron Ore Creek roadway....Rich Gillespie concentrating
Digging down enough for piece two.....the old rusty culvert..Iron Ore Creek water side....Jimmy standing near culvert.... dirty water for a while
Ground-breaking for the long-awaited Senior Housing will be held Thursday, September 30, at 10 a.m. on the site of the development, on Carlisle Road , across the street from Stoney Acres. The public is invited to attend. The ground breaking follows the closing on Wednesday on the financing for the development. The affordable housing for low and moderate income seniors is being developed by the not-for-profit Beaver Island Community Development Corporation and is expected to be ready for occupancy in June, 2011, a date which is subject to change based on weather conditions. The construction contractor is Beaver Gems.
The rental apartments will have rental rates which are set through the grant process which provided funding and which are available to qualified tenants. . The anticipated rent is $567 for a one-bedroom unit and $629 for a two-bedroom unit. Utilities are included in the rent, and the building will be heated through a geo-thermal system. The building will include six individual apartments, 4 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom, each with their own kitchen and bath. In addition, the building will have a laundry room, community room, and a community kitchen area. Any interested tenants should contact Pete LoDico, president of the corporation. An independent off-island management company will handle the leasing, and contact information will be available at a later date.
The Beaver Island Community Development Corporation thanks the following people for their assistance in making the development possible: Jeff and Nancy Traudt and the Gill Family for donating the land, Jane MacKenzie, from Northern Homes for her dedication in obtaining grants and the loan, Nina Simpson Jones and Ray Cole for their three fund-raising dinners; U.S Department of Agriculture; Michigan Housing Development Authority; BI Quilters; Charlevoix Community Foundation; the Grand Traverse Band of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians; Beaver Gems for its patience; St. James Township; Beaver Island Rural Health Center; and most important—all of those individuals who came to fund raising dinners and who made the donations that made the ground breaking possible.
There will be a Memorial Service for Dan Van Vels at Peaine Township Hall this Sunday, October 3, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. for more information call 448-2142.
Thursday, Sept 30th. Baby Back BBQ Ribs...finger lickin good!
Friday, Oct 1st. Yellow Lake Perch...Dinner or Basket!
Saturday, Oct 2nd. Lobster Tail Dinner...Single $16.95 Twin $29.95...add a tail to any Steak for $14! Yummy!
Free Goobers in the Pub!
Sunday, Oct. 3rd. Free Dogs per usual, also...Jim is baaaaaaack!!! Pam & Jim will be doing their Famous PIZZA, every Sunday from 4-9pm. Dine-in or Carry-out. Buy 2 pizza's/get $3 off, Buy 3/get $5 off...mamma mia!
Monday, Oct 4th. SIZZLER Dinner $7.50. Free Popcorn in the Pub!
Please Join Us for Happy Hour every day, Sports, Fun, & Great Food,
Our best to you!
Liam & Marilyn
From Adam Richards from the Beaver Island Forum:
We have a healthy, currently unnamed, baby boy!
Sheri had him at 650pm on 09-23-10 at CAH. He is 8lbs, 2oz, 22”, and unlike his dad, has hair. Like his dad, though, he's a real looker.
Sheri is well, baby is well, life is good+++
A son, Demetrios Herman Richards, was born on Sept. 23, 2010, at Charlevoix Area Hospital to Adam and Sheri Richards of Beaver Island. Demetrios was 8 pounds, 2 ounces at birth. His siblings are Simeon, Elisha and Micah. His grandparents are Kathleen Richards of Spring Lake, and Sheryll and Orval Russell of Grand Rapids. Great-grandparents are Sidney and Lily Smit, of Dutton
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Yes, the meeting was yesterday, and the video clips are up today, the 23rd.........Peaine Board votes to grant the BIRHC the full two mills allowed. Millage was the primary discusssion topic after the airport committee (commission) was discussed. The township attorney was in attendance via telephone as this airport issue was discussed.
The Chamber of Commerce reports that Holy Cross Hall Chef Tables sold out on 9-23 for the Bite of Beaver Island Food Fest slated for Saturday October 2 .
Community Center Craft Tables are available. Craft entry forms and Island Boodle 5K forms can be picked up at the Chamber office and Community Center.
Link to Craft Form: http://www.beaverisland.org/craft-form.pdf
Link to Boodle 5K Form: http://www.beaverisland.org/Island-Boodle-2010.pdf
Along with the BI Boodle and Bite weekend, there will be a bike ride of various lengths starting at 4 PM on Sat ., weather permitting, from Holy Cross/beach parking lot w/ donations to Beaver Island Sports Boosters gladly accepted. You can contact Linda Frysinger 231-651-9618 for further information.
Questions: Events sponsor, the Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce can be reached at (231) 448-2505 or Chamber@BeaverIsland.org .
Ruth Hallahan, 91, of Beaver Island, passed away Sept. 19, 2010. Arrangements are pending at Winchester Funeral Home. More information will be posted when it becomes available.
The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association (BICAA) is sponsoring a mini-grant program for 2010-2011 to support the creative work of local artists who enrich the cultural life of the Beaver Island community. Funding for the program is generated by proceeds from Baroque on Beaver, the annual classical music series that combines the talents of year-round and seasonal residents with professional musicians from across the state of Michigan .
Visual and performance artists are able to apply for funding to cover costs for materials to create their art, rental of rehearsal and performance space, travel expenses or fees for attending seminars or classes, opportunities to branch out into new art forms and other reasonable needs.
The program was created a year ago by the BICAA Board of Directors as a means of fulfilling its mission to support year-round cultural arts in the Beaver Island community. Two grants were awarded in 2009: (i) to the Beaver Island Community Players for assistance in the production of Beaver Tales II by compensating writers and composers for creation of new musical numbers for the show and (ii) to the Recorder Group to purchase new music and to obtain additional recorder lessons. BICAA has previously invested proceeds from Baroque on Beaver in the string program and other cultural activities for students at the Beaver Island Community School (BICS).
Eligibility criteria and applications for the mini-grant program may be obtained from BICAA Board member Miranda Rooy, email@example.com and will be posted by October 1 on the BICAA website, www.baroqueonbeaver.com . Applications will be accepted electronically and must be received by November 1, 2010. A Selection Committee composed of Board members and community residents qualified in specific areas of the arts will review applications and make recommendations on awardees for Board approval. Awards will be granted in mid-December. For more information, please contact Anne Glendon, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Eligibility requirements for candidates:
Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association: Mini-Grant Application
Name of Artist(s):
Beaver Island Address:
Year-round Mailing Address:
Beaver Island Phone(s): Alternative Phone(s):
Approximate annual residency dates on Beaver Island :
1. Type of Art to be funded (include all that apply)
__ Musical performance
__ Musical composition
__ Visual art (please specify medium)
__ Poetry, Short Story or other literary art (please specify form)
__ Other (please specify)
2. Purpose of request: Please describe in one paragraph what the funds will be used for.
3. Statement of Need: Please explain (no more than 1 page) why you are seeking funding at this time. Describe your engagement in this art form over the past 2 years and give a compelling reason why this mini-grant is important to achieving your artistic goals.
4. Amount requested (anticipated grant range is $150-$750): _______
5. Letter of Agreement: Please attach a letter (or multiple letters from all the members of the applicant group) that clearly states agreement with the requirement to show, display or otherwise demonstrate how the mini-grant funds were used by July 15, 2011.
6. Name and contact information of two references who can attest to your work:
Please use additional pages as needed.
Applications are due by November 1, 2010. Electronic applications preferred. Please send to Miranda Rooy, email@example.com . Attachments that cannot be sent electronically may be mailed to BICAA, PO Box 326 , Beaver Island , MI 49782 . Awards will be decided by the BICAA Board and announced in mid-December.
As previously reported on this website, the MotionBox video company has gone out of business and the company was sold to a another company that will not be supporting the videos placed on this website from January 2010 until the end of July 2010. The videos numbered over 700 clips during this period of time. There is no way that this editor can take the time to download, upload, and recode these 700 video clips on each of the pages during that period of time. So, unfortunately, the videos taken during this period of time and placed on MotionBox will no longer be available after October 31, 2010.
BINN immediately upon the sale of MotionBox, began to place video on a different streaming video server. For those that don't have any experience in video, one hour of video takes approximately twelve hours from capture, through editing, then uploading, then coding pages, and finally you have the video clips available. If only the work did not have to be done over again, the videos would be kept available for you in the archives. But, alas, there are not enough hours in the day to redo seven months of video for archives. The time to do this would be measured in months, not days or hours. We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope you will understand the huge amount of effort and the lack of time to redo these pages.
Some specific medications were chosen, prescriptions obtained, and drugs purchased in one local pharmacy, one insurance-approved mail-in pharmacy, and one pharmacy without insurance. Any logical person would say, “The insurance-approved mail-in pharmacy or the local pharmacy accepting insurance will be less expensive.” Unfortunately, this would be absolutely incorrect as the following will show.
A ninety day supply of the prescriptions was obtained; the local pharmacy requiring refills every thirty days; the mail-in pharmacy providing 90 days; and the no insurance pharmacy providing 90 days. And, what do you think was the result?
Seven prescriptions were obtained from three separate sources mentioned above. The drugs were warfarin for clotting issues; ibuprofen for pain and inflammation; lisinopril for high blood pressure; cyclobenzaprine for muscle pain and spasm; flutacasone propionate, a nasal spray for allergies or sinus inflammation; simvastatin or lovastatin, a cholesterol lowering drug; and fexofenadrine for allergic rhinitis.
Does this make any sense? Buy your prescriptions in Canada or go to a pharmacy and DO NOT SHOW your prescription card, and you will save money. Make sense? Not to most of us. Now, this will not necessarily work for all prescriptions as has been mentioned above, but why does it happen this way? Who is making all this money? Are the drug companies raking in huge profits on the backs of the insured population? Are the insurance companies getting kickbacks from the drug companies? How does this happen in a free enterprise system? By what mechanism can this be allowed to happen not only to insured patients, but does it also happen to Medicaid and Medicare patients as well?
This means that anyone with insurance needs to spend some time to figure out where to purchase their prescription drugs. You also need to investigate how much the prescriptions cost with and without insurance. One specific pharmacy was able to provide the drugs with the situation that cost less whether with or without the insurance. This needs to be seriously investigated by the state and the federal authorities because this certainly cannot be the system that was meant to function in the USA.
Several hot topics were discussed at this meeting to include the joint agreement on the township airport, quality deer management, and funding for all services, especially the rural health center. Another special Peaine Township meeting is scheduled for September 22, 2010, at 7 pm. Peaine Township is not prepared to meet on the 15th of September to discuss this with St. James Township.
To view video clips of this meeting, please click on the link below:
This was specifically put together for shoreline owners.
(Thanks to Ronnie Marsh for the video work at this meeting.)
The 9th annual Bite of Beaver Island Food Festival will be held on Saturday, October 2. The day begins at 10:00 a.m. with the Island Boodle, a 5K Walk and Run, organized by Mike and Gail Weede which benefits the Island Sports Boosters. (Registration: Pick up forms at the Chamber office or online at BeaverIsland.org).
The Bite of Beaver Island Food Festival will run from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Hall, where amateur and professional chefs will present “bite size” portions for reasonable prices. (Vendor forms now available at the Chamber office or online at BeaverIsland.org).
Deb Harwood, the Island chef who took her dream of starting an Island food festival to the Chamber a decade ago, is chairperson this year and has added some new fun activities to the event. Along with great food, fresh Island apple cider from the cider press, and the annual pie contest and benefit auction, Third Coast will be performing at the hall. Outside, free hayrides along the harbor will be provided by Andy's Grooming Barn and Beaver Island Financial Center . Harwood says some surprise culinary characters will also be on hand to entertain the crowd.
Prizes will be given out to the top two apple pie contestants, one for the best decorated table, and one to a student at BICS who submits the winning name for the Historical Society's stuffed Island Beaver – a mascot who will be on display at the Bite.
Main Street will have additional spots to visit with a number of merchants planning special food tasting events or sales. The Community Center will have artisans selling their wares (artisan forms available at the Community Center or online at BeaverIsland.org).
Starting at 4:00 p.m. at the public beach (weather permitting), Linda Frysinger is organizing a bike ride of various lengths, another benefit for the Sports Boosters.
Nightlife for the festival weekend includes: Live music at Donagal Danny's Pub on Friday, Oct. 1, starting around 8:30 p.m. Friday will also be the final performance of Beaver Tales 2 at the Community Center, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. On Saturday evening, Third Coast will perform at the Beachcomber..
Apple Pie Contest
Please have your entry at the Hall kitchen by noon on Oct. 2. Judging will take place at 1:30 with winners announced at 2:00 . Pies will be judged on presentation (10 pts), general appearance (10 pts), and taste (30 points). Apples must be the main ingredient although other elements (like raisins, cream, etc.) may be used without penalty. Questions: call Elaine West 448-2377.
Deborah Harwood: firstname.lastname@example.org (chairperson of Bite of Beaver Festival)
Steve West: email@example.com (director of BI Chamber of Commerce)
Week seven of the men's fall golf league was just as interesting due to the huge difference from week six. In week six the teams all scored very closely and the winners were determined by one chip, one putt, or one stroke on one hole. Weeke seven was just the opposite. In this nice fall golf weather, three teams played exceedingly well against three teams that played not so good. The scores, instead of week six of even up, were unusually wide spread. From week six of 10-10, 11-9, and 12-8, week seven had two 17-3 and one 15-5 matches. Fourth place soundly beat first place. as was true of second place beating third place. This caused a major change in the league standings for week seven. Anything can happen in the playoff week, week eight. Any team in the top four can end up in the running to win if strange things happen like they did this week seven.
|#||WEEK 6 RESULTS|
|2||2||Jeff & Ryan||39||8||67||223||37.17|
|3||3||Larry & Joe||42||9||61||233||38.83|
|6||1||Ron & Bob||39||10||57||228||38.00|
|8||6||Bob E.-Ron S.||44||11||46||254||42.33|
|#||WEEK 7 RESULTS|
|1||2||Jeff & Ryan||36||15||82||259||37.00|
|4||1||Ron & Bob||35||17||74||263||37.57|
|5||3||Larry & Joe||41||5||66||274||39.14|
|8||6||Bob E.-Ron S.||40||11||57||294||42.00|
|WEEK 7 RESULTS:|
|TEAM #1 BEAT TEAM #8 17-3|
|TEAM #2 BEAT TEAM #3 15-5|
|TEAM #4 BEAT TEAM #5 17-3|
|TEAM #6 BEAT TEAM #7 11-9|
|SCHEDULE FOR PLAYOFF NIGHT:|
|TEAM #2 VS TEAM #5|
|TEAM #4 VS TEAM #1|
|TEAM #3 VS TEAM #7|
|TEAM #8 VS TEAM $6|
|#||FINAL STANDINGS||WEEK 8 RESULTS|
|1 TIED||2||Jeff & Ryan||40||8||90||299||37.38|
|4||1||Ron & Bob||39||11||85||302||37.75|
|6||3||Larry & Joe||40||7||73||314||39.25|
|8||6||Bob E.-Ron S.||43||11||68||337||42.13|
Obviously Jeff and Ryan are the team to beat for next year's golf league. They managed to win the summer league and the fall league as well. Congratulations to Chuck and Ernie for scoring just as well as Jeff and Ryan in the fall league and for the tie for first place. Joe and Buck just inched out Ron and Bob for third place by one point putting Ron and Bob in fourth place. A good time was had by all. Now the men's golf league is done for the year.
Maudrie Brett W.
B. Co. 2-237 IN, 1st BCT
101st ABN DIV
...Attn: FOB Joyce COP Fortress
APO, AE 09354
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