Sunday, October 7th, from 12 noon- 2pm marks the date and time of our annual garden walk and tour of the Wellness Garden at BIRHC and the senior apts and grounds. Many islanders have had a very bustling summer and were unable to attend the Wellness Garden Benefit and/or the Anniversary Event at Forestview in July. This is your chance to come visit the gardens and apartments before winter sets in.
We have started the Peace Garden thanks to Heidi Vigil (BI Gardens) and her plan has been enhanced by her plantings and the help of generous donors and volunteer gardeners. Lance Olsen, our blacksmith extraordinaire, has donated a Peace Symbol from which we will hang a wind catcher. Also an angel has been donated from Sandy Latimer. Mary Scholl has given a flowering cherry tree.
We added some decor and more flowers to Gail Weede's honorary garden designed by Cheryl Podgorski (Stick, Stones, Feathers and Bones). This includes a beautiful bench from Livingstone Studio, designed and painted by artist Sue Thomson.
We also have additional delightful stepping stones from our BICS Rangers, in the Fairy Garden. The generosity of Dale and Terry Keyes (Paradise Bay Cafe) has brought us a rock lighthouse (honoring our BI Fairy Godmother Tina Walker) to add to the area, as well as landscape fairy silhouettes from Judy Boyle. Pam O'Brien (Bloomers) has added a beautiful birdbath and more perennials to our Pink Garden, and thanks to BJ Wyckoff we have another round of crocus bulbs to put in for spring color!
Marianne Weaver's Butterfly Garden got an additional pop with the donation of Ellie Hahn's blue glass cascading birdbath (Thanks Sue Solle). We also now have plans for a new flagpole donated and placed in the front parking lot of the BIRHC, courtesy of Joe and Marilyn Reed. Thank you!!
Many other touches have been added by donors as well as our new garden volunteers. Thanks to Janet Paul, Peggy Davis, Dana D'Andraia, Janet Nank, Maryjean Pike, Judy Jones, Cary Johnson, Pam Moxham, Karen Whitecraft, Barb Spencer, and numerous others, we finally have some hours being spent on weeding, deadheading and planting.
Ellie's Walk is in the works, with the help of Ed Leuck and John Gordon and the CMU students. The help of Pete LoDico, Jerry LaFreniere, Garrett Cole, Jeff Powers, Jim Wojan, Bob Marsh, and Branden Maudrie was much needed and appreciated. We would love some more helpers to handle the additional caring for the new Forestview plantings. So if you have a bit of a green thumb please join us by calling Connie (2379) or Leonor(2894). Otherwise, hope to see you at our Appreciation Event!
Stoney Acres will have hotdogs, and cash drinks, Forestview will be serving up ice cream, courtesy of Daddy Franks. Stop in after Sunday services, and say hello. See you there!
Connie Wojan, Leonor Jacobson, and Theresa McDonough.
Today, September 24, 2012, shortly after noon, Danielle Dedloff and Paul and Angel Welke signed the contract making the agreement official for providing an FAA certified air ambulance aircraft and State of Michigan licensed air transport for Beaver Island. BIEMS is licensed for air transport service at the Advanced Life Support level. The agreement specifies how and when the service will be available, as well as the method of compensation for the service being provided. A copy of the agreement will be posted when it becomes available.
Sheriff W.D. (Don) Schneider would like to inform citizens of Charlevoix County of some recent scams being reported. The latest one, which is rather upsetting, is a telephone call from subjects posing as representing a collections company. When the citizen speaks with them, they advise money is owed and then ask for account numbers and personal information. Never discuss account numbers or personal information over the phone.
The other scam is also upsetting to receive, subject(s) call to advise a family member (usually grandchild visiting another country) is in trouble or has had an accident and is in need of money sent to them. Please always check with your local law enforcement prior to sending any funds so the emergency situation can be thoroughly checked out. Several citizens have sent thousands of dollars and the information was not true and the victim of scam could not recover their money.
There are many forms of telephone, mail and e-mail scams so citizens should be on guard when receiving any suspicious phone calls, mail or e-mail, especially telephone calls because of pressure by the suspect caller.
...............A little rainbow piece.....Clouds on the horizon.....Looking south at the building clouds
Beautiful clouds, rain or not..
Taking a little walk down in front of the condos on the beach known to some as Archie's Cabins pointed out the amount of sand visible on this night of September 23, 2012. It looks almost like the tide going out on a sandy beach in Maine. The only difference is that in Maine the tide will come in. On Beaver Island there is not tide coming in. The lower water levels are 'normal' according to those that subscribe to the high/low water cycle theory. Take a look at these photos, and you decide:
Water level down quite a bit from even earlier in the summer
This young lady has quite an imagination. How to spend an early Sunday eveinng on Beaver Island? Let's take out our bike and pedal from one sand bar to another. This was the most creative thing that the editor has seen in a long time. Way to go, Grace!
Pedaling from one sandbar to another and then in toward the beach.
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|MI, United States||51||21.34%|
|WI, United States||36||15.06%|
|AL, United States||15||6.28%|
|IL, United States||7||2.93%|
|NY, United States||6||2.51%|
|CA, United States||4||1.67%|
|MA, United States||3||1.26%|
|00, Cayman Islands||1||0.42%|
|AZ, United States||1||0.42%|
|OK, United States||1||0.42%|
|FL, United States||1||0.42%|
|MN, United States|
These stats are taken from the video server.They are the number of unique IP addresses that viewed the live streaming video for the BICS volleyball and soccer games against Munising Baptist on Beaver Island this past weekend. For example, the first line states that 111 different people viewed the games in Missouri?, 51 different people viewed the games in Michigan, and 36 different people viewed them from Wisconsin. BINN would guess that these viewers actually tripled the number of people who were present to watch the games live on the field and in the gym here on Beaver Island. More than 200 different people tuned in to watch the games this past weekend on beaverisland.tv. A lot of work, but worth the effort.
On the sign at at school...."Watch the games live on beaverisland.tv"
McCauley after the ball...Alex brings it down.... Hannah keeps possession
Simeon kicks after a save...Meg chases it down.... Jewell battles for the ball
Trapped between two players...... Nick on the attack.....Liam heads to head it.....
Battling for possession........Get there, Zack!......On the attach.....
If you see these people or wish to send a card, these are the birthdays that BINN knows are taking place this week. Mary Cook on Monday, September 24th; Leroy Fockler, Bonnie Mullins, and Rob Coffell on Tuesday, September 25th; none know on Wednesday; Melissa Pryor, Rose Cole, and Marilyn Gillespie-Racine on Thursday, Septermber 27th; Marika Struik Bevier, John Peternard, Melissa Bartells, and Mark Malloy on Friday, September 28th; Mellissa Bailey, Kaylyn Jones, and Thomas Freundl on Saturday, September 29th; and Pat Anderson, Courtney Moore Pelcha, and Ann Glendon on Sunday, September 30th.
The Resale Shop is now open only on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from noon until 4:00. Volunteers will be on duty to help you with donations and shopping. Start thinking about Halloween costumes and stop in to see what we have. We ask that your donations be "gently used, barely used, and like new." Small appliances must be in working order. We can't sell items in need of repair. If you have questions about your donations , please call Donna at 448-2797.
We have had a successful, enjoyable summer at Island Treasures. Our crew of over 20 people worked longer and harder that any other volunteers. Our Fire Department is grateful for this effort.
Results for home games against Munising Baptist
This evening, September 21, 2012, Beaver Island News on the 'Net streamed the soccer game and the volleyball math live on the Internet at http://beaverisland.tv. The weather was not very cooperative for the soccer game with the wind tearing and ripping the tarp put up to protect the computers and the cameras. The game was streamed live, but there were three glitches during the match. These glitches are caused by the connections being disturbed by either someone tripping on the wires or the tarp unplugging the router power plug. The results of the soccer game was Beaver Island 0, Munising Baptist 4.
The volleyball matches were streamed live without any glitches due to the the more controlled environment inside the gym. The volleyball team lost the first game and won the next three. Way to go, Lady Islanders!
The homegame start with the a Welcome to the Munising team and followed with an introduction of the players from both teams by Kitty McNamara.
Emily, Olivia, and Meg serving
Marissa, Maddie, and Olivia serving
Meg, Hannah, and Oliva serving
Awaiting a serve from Munising Bobcats
Thank you, Frank for sharing some photos. There is no way to run two video cameras and also take pictures at the same time. Your wonderful photographs are greatly appreciated.
Emily gets one over.... Hannah serves...Olivia with a save
Meg serves......Sarah bumps
The volleyball matches in the morning and the soccer game were once again streamed live. The volleyball matches started in the morning at 8:30 a.m. The soccer game followed the volleyball match. Both were streamed live on the Internet. One viewer posted a picture. The caption on the picture was, "Able to watch Beaver Island Volleybal with a live video stream.. Really Cool!"
K. B.'s picture stolen from facebook. Viewer somewhere near Marquette, Michigan
The Lady Islanders won their volleyball match this morning, September 22, 2012, 3 games to 1.
Hannah serves............Maddie awaits.......Ready for a serve
Olivia serves................Maddie serves.......Olivia ready for serve
Sarah serves...................Play at the net.......Which way will it fall?
Maddie's hit....Marissa serve's.....Olivia spikes
Maddie's spike.....Hannah sets
The Islander soccer team lost their match this morning with a score of 2 goals to 1. Simeon Richards did an amazing job in the goal for the Islanders saving many shots on goal. Great job, Simeon!
Video of the complete game except the last five minutes when it started pouring rain.
Timberdoodles, goatsuckers and other wildlife will benefit from partnership to create young aspen forest habitat
Have you ever heard of a timberdoodle? A goatsucker? Both are nicknames for birds found in Michigan's young aspen forests.
From left, Al Stewart of the DNR, Eric Ellis of the Conservation Resource Alliance and Larry Visser of the Ruffed Grouse Society explain how to create young forest habitat out of aspen, alder and dogwood stands.
An American woodcock, Scolopax minor, on the forest floor.
The woodcock, nicknamed the timberdoodle for its long beak – which it uses to probe in moist soil looking for earthworms – is a prized upland bird game species. The whip-poor-will, or goatsucker, has the familiar “whip-poor-will” song that many people recognize. Both of these birds, along with many other wildlife species, depend on young aspen forests to survive.
Young aspen forests must be intensively managed or, as time passes, they will grow into older forests. Historically in Michigan, young forests occurred in areas where there were significant weather events or large wildfires. The wind would blow over a large area of trees or a large fire would burn acres of trees, allowing a new, young forest to appear. In addition to natural events like wind and fire, humans also created young forest as land was cleared in the late 1800s for farming and wood products and pockets of young forests were planted and scattered across the landscape.
Young aspen forests contain many trees close together, providing great cover for wildlife and reducing the threat of predators. In addition, these forests provide a bounty of food, from the buds on the trees to the insects found on and in the ground.
Recently, the Department of Natural Resources, the Ruffed Grouse Society and the Conservation Resource Alliance have teamed together to focus on maintaining young forests in a core area of the northern Lower Peninsula. This core area in Emmet County, selected because woodcock populations are abundant here, holds great potential for creating additional young aspen forests based on the current forest conditions.
“The only way we can have young aspen forests is to create them,” said DNR game bird biologist Al Stewart. “We can assist landowners who are interested in providing this valuable habitat, which benefits many different wildlife species, both hunting and non-hunting interests.”
Teams of resource professionals are currently working with private landowners, power line companies and state forest systems to put young aspen forest habitat back on the landscape. There are many species besides woodcock and whip-poor-wills that benefit, such as white-tailed deer, turkey, snowshoe hare, golden winged warbler and ruffed grouse.
Landowners in the northern Lower Peninsula who are interested in young aspen forest habitat management can contact Brian Piccolo at 989-275-5151 or go to Managing Michigan's Wildlife: A Landowner's Guide at www.michigan.gov/ landownersguide .
ST. JAMES TOWNSHIP BOARD WILL HOLD A SPECIAL
MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 AT 7:00 P.M.
AT ST. JAMES TOWNSHIP HALL
1. BID OPENING FOR NEW ROOF AT ST. JAMES TOWNSHIP HALL
2. APPOINTMENTS TO NRESC
Jean Wierenga, Clerk, St. James Township, September 21, 2012
Lots of options and choices...
Andi Kohls received her two jackasses today on the boat. They are brothers. (Photo by Kris Ries, Thank you, Kris)
Definition: jackass n. A male ass or donkey.
|VR||Proposal 1||Admin of Gov't||Would expand powers for emergency managers (EMs) and ability of Governor to appoint EMs.|
|CICA||Proposal 2||Labor||Would make collective bargaining a right for public and private workers.|
|CICA||Proposal 3||Energy||Would mandate that 25% of the state's electricity come from renewable sources by 2025.|
|CICA||Proposal 4||Labor||Would put give home health care providers limited collective bargaining rights.|
|CICA||Proposal 5||Taxes||Would require increase in state taxes to be approved by 2/3 majority in Legislature or statewide vote.|
|CICA||Proposal 6||Transportation||Would require voters to approve any new bridge or tunnel from the state to Canada.|
St. James Township Board is advertising for bids to replace roofing at St. James Township Hall, 37735 Michigan Ave.
Remove old shingles and replace with all new 30 year shingles.
Color of shingles must match as close as possible to the red roof at the CMU building next to Hall.
Install Ice & Water Shield & Metal Eave Edge
Felt Paper Over All.
Include also bid for pole barn metal roof.
Proof of Insurance included with Bid and submit to:
St. James Township , P.O. Box 85 , Beaver Island by 5PM on September 22, 2012 .
Bids to be opened at Special Meeting on September 24, 2012 at 7:00pm at St. James Township Hall.
Work must be completed by October 12, 2012.
St. James Township Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
September 10, 2012
Jean Wierenga, Clerk
St. James Township
Ryan Smith and Jeff Mestelle, fall golf league champs
(Thank you, Frank Solle, for the photo.)
|MEN'S FALL LEAGUE|
|#||WK #7 FINAL STANDINGS||WEEK #7|
|WEEK #7 RESULTS:|
|Team #1 beat Team #2 13-7|
|Team #4 beat Team #3 11-9|
|Team #6 beat Team #5 12-8|
|Team #7 beat Team #8 15-5|
|Team #9 beat Team #10 14-6|
Link to Proof Ballots
On the Charlevoix County website, there are Proof Ballots that you can view at this address:
Click 2012 November proof Ballots, then scroll down to pages 19+20 for St. James and 21+22 for Peaine
Peaine Township Meeting of August 8, 2012
Invasive Species Summit
Beaver Island Veteran's Memorial
2012 MAD Camp Performance
Almost fifty MAD Camp participants joined fourteent MAD Camp staffers for another wonderful music, art, and drama camp. It is amazing to see the final performance of these talented teachers and talented youngsters. The link to the final MAD Camp Performance for 2012 is HERE.
Freedom of Information Act and Open Meeting Act Presentation
The scheduled presentation covering the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Open Meeting Act (OMA) took place at Peaine Township Hall, yesterday, May 23, 2012. The presentation was scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and end at 4 p.m., but the questions extended past 4:20 p.m. This presentation was given by Robin Luce Herrmann. Ms. Herrmann is a lawyer who represents the press in FOIA and OMA court actions. She had previously represented the Petoskey News Review (PNR) in a court case after the PNR was denied a FOIA request from the Charelvoix County Prosecutor. The PNR won this court action. The Charlevoix County Prosecutor had been asked to come give this presentation, but no mutually acceptable date had been determined.
Robin Luce Herrmann provided a large amount of information about many aspects of both of these acts and answered several questions related to these specific pieces of law including court decisions and Attorney Generals opinions.
Mute Swan Presentation, Bike Trails, and Garden Island Indian Cemetary
At the Natural Resources and Ecotourism Steering Committee meeting tonight, May 21,2012, there were three presentations lasting just over an hour all together. These presentations included the mute swan presentation that basically showed the invasive species designation, and how to tell the invasive from the native swans. The second presentation was a short presentation and discussion about designating some trails on Beaver Island as bike trails. The third presentation was an introduction to the Indian Cemetary on Garden Island and the destruction taking place.
Peaine Special Meeting, August 14, 2012
St James Township Board Meeting, September 5, 2012
Beaver Island Community Center
BEAVER ISLAND COMMUNITY CENTER
At the Heart of a Good Community
Check www.BeaverIslandCommunityCenter.org or the Community Center for listings
B I Community Center Activities
Notre Dame Professor leads study into Beaver Island's Irish Heritage
Read more: http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/Notre-Dame-Professor-leads-study-into-Beaver-Islands-Irish-heritage-113260139.html#ixzz1jvM6tWhq
B. I. Community School Board Meetings Schedule
Human Services Commission Resource Manual
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.
Beaver Island Food Pantry and Gregg Fellowship Hall Donations Accepted
The minutes of all public meetings will be posted
as soon as they are received.
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Beaver Island Airport Commission Minutes New for 2011!
Jackie "Mouse" Passes Away
Thomas Martin, know to most island people as Jackie Mouse, passed away last night, September 15, 2012.
Beaver Island Natural Areas
Health and Human Services Fair
The Health and Human Services Fair will take place on Friday, September 28, 2012 from 1 pm to 6 pm at the Beaver Island Community School. There will be many on-island and off-island organizations present (like Beaver Island EMS and the Food Pantry, as well as the Charlevoix County Community Foundation and the Women's Resource Center. The gathering of organizations is all about offering you information that can benefit you financially, emotionally, and physically. Also, Charlevoix Area Hospital will provide some on-the-spot services like free cholesterol screening that requires no fasting and gives you results in 10 minutes.
From Holy Cross Parish Council
Effective May 23, 2012
Summer Mass Schedule for Holy Cross Church
Monday and Tuesday and Saturday Mass: 9:00am
Friday Mass: 12:00pm: with Holy Hour Following
Rosary before weekday Masses and on Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00am
Confession is heard Saturday from 3:00 to 3:30pm
Consultant Report Available
The Feasibility Evaluation for Establishing a Fixed Wing Medical Evacuation Capability for Beaver Island EMS was presented to both St. James and Peaine Townships at their meetings in August. This feasibility evaluation was completed by a consultant Michael Slattery to eliminate any misunderstandings and to provide the information for BIEMS and the two townships to move forward. This report is many pages long, but Beaver Island News on the 'Net believes that it is important enough to post the entire document including all of the legislation that pertains to this issue. You may view this report by clicking on the link below.
Feasibility Evaluation for Establishing a Fixed Wing Medical Evacuation Capability for Beaver Island EMS
BIRHC Board Meetings in 2012
All meetings held at the BIRHC Education Room at 9:30 a.m.
Beaver Island Human Services Commission Announces
2012 Meeting Schedule
At 2 p.m. at the Beaver Island Community School
The Commission is a collaboration of organizations that advocates for the emotional and physical needs of island residents and visitors of all ages.
September 20, 2012
October 18, 2012
November 15, 2012
Members: Mary Cook (Char-Em HSC), Donna Kubic (BIRHC), Bob Tidmore (AmVets), Alice Belfy/Adam Richards (BICS), Judi Meister (Food Pantry), Ann Partridge(COA liaison/Community Center), Lois Williams (Hospice), Kathy Tidmore(St. James Township Rep.), Pam Grassmick (Peaine Township Rep.)
NRESC Meeting Dates Determined
Monday September 17, 7 pm, for next regular meeting of the NRESC.
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Mushroom sculptures on Hanigan
Pheasant on the side of the Kings Highway
Students of the Beaver Island Community School, parents, staff, and teachers walked down to the Beaver Island Fire Department to participate in this memorial gathering. Community members also gathered to remember the 9/11 disaster and to thank the first responders on the Island. The Elks Club of Charlevoix was providing apple pies to each and every first responder on Beaver Island to include Beaver Island Fire Department, Beaver Island EMS, and the Beaver Island deputy of the Charlevoix County Sheriff's Department. The short ceremony was carried out by Rich Gillespie, Charlevoix County Commissioner, in which the leader of the organization was presented a pie. Rich Gillespie presented a pie to Donna Kubic, manager of the BIRHC; Danielle Dedloff, Executive Director of BIEMS; Tim McDonough, Fire Chief; and Travis Williams, deputy.
The 9/11 memorial at the BI Fire Department
Community members talk prior to the ceremony
The pies are placed on tables, and Rich Gillespie says a few words.
Leaders of the organizations presented apple pies
The label on each pie
Cory Adkins from TV 9&10 covered the event.
School Sign and Scoreboards Replaced
New school signage and new gym scoreboards are a reality at Beaver Island Community School. The school signage in front of the school is getting a big upgrade as the construction identification sign is finally replaced with a permanent school sign . The new sign has a 2-line amber LED screen to keep the community informed of upcoming events and accomplishments. Funding for this school sign is from a designated building improvement area of the school's general fund and from the sinking fund which the board has maintained for building improvements. The sign was envisioned as part of the school building project a few years ago and is finally a reality. The school will set guidelines which will allow other governmental and non-profit groups to have their messages displayed on the sign.
Thanks to a major fundraising effort, the school's small and malfunctioning scoreboard has been replaced by new upgraded boards. The following businesses and individuals made major contributions to the scoreboard fund: Beaver Island Boat Company, Beaver Island Sports Boosters, Charlevoix State Bank, Island Airways. Martin Gas and Oil, McDonough's Market, Olivia Schwartzfisher #14, Schwartzfisher Stoneworks, TDS Telecom and The Shamrock. Special thanks go to Barbara Schwartzfisher for pursuing donations and to Gerald LaFreniere for pushing the project forward. And, a special thanks to the following local contractors and parents who helped install the scoreboards: Kevin McDonough, Ernest Martin, Gerald LaFreniere, John Robert, Ryan Smith and Tony Rouch.
Published in Limited Edition Book Form
Volume Covers 40 Years of Observations on American Politics and Culture;
All Sales Benefit Beaver Island Rural Health Center
BEAVER ISLAND, Mich., September 11, 2012 --The Beaver Island Rural Health Center (BIRHC) announced today that it is selling a lavishly-illustrated, limited-edition volume of the Beaver Island columns of the late Washington Post columnist David S. Broder. The book includes all 33 columns that Broder wrote from or about his adopted summer community in northern Michigan during his long career as a commentator. All proceeds from book sales will benefit the BIRHC, a nonprofit clinic that provides front-line medical care and support services to the Island community The Pulitzer-prize winning Broder, who died in 2011, regularly visited Beaver Island as far back as his honeymoon in 1951. His custom of writing a column about the life and times of the Island's few hundred residents began in 1970, and evolved into a nearly-annual ritual that linked the virtue--and quirk--of this remote community to the larger political and cultural issues that the country was facing at the time. Broder often wrote these pieces with an ironic, humorous twist. In an early column, a broken gas pump at Beaver Island's general store served as a metaphor for America's energy crisis in the 1970s. Decades later, anti-terrorism rules from the Dept. of Homeland Security mandated the installation of a new fence around the island's picturesque ferry dock, and prompted Broder to riff on the absurd extremes of regulatory overreach. The columns became an eagerly-anticipated treat for Broder's millions of readers, and have now been brought together in a single, limited-edition volume. The book is generously illustrated with dozens of beautiful color images of Beaver Island scenery, donated by professional and amateur photographers who live or vacation here. The Broder family underwrote the production costs associated with the book, so 100% of the proceeds from book sales go directly to the Beaver Island Rural Health Center. Individual copies of the book can be purchased for $25, or five copies for $100. We are grateful to the Broder family for this generous gift, said BIRHC Director Donna Kubic. Revenue from these sales will help us provide vital services to our community, and will serve as a lasting legacy for David Broder.
This book is an important tribute to our father as well as to Beaver Island, said Josh Broder. Our father had tremendous faith in Americans and our civic institutions, as amply demonstrated in his writings from the Island. Readers who may have wondered what Beaver Island looks like will be delighted to see all of the photos in this book, along with the columns. We are pleased to present this opportunity as we honor David Broder's life and values.
The Beaver Island Columns is a limited-edition volume and is being sold by the BIRHC on a first-come, first-serve basis. The books went on sale on Beaver Island in June, and fewer than 300 copies remain from the original print run. Interested buyers should contact Donna Kubic by email at: email@example.com , or by calling 231-448-2275.
My name is Matt Broder. I'm one of David Broder's sons, and I'm writing to let you know about a wonderful project involving a special set of the opinion pieces he wrote for The Washington Post . As you may know, he vacationed on Beaver Island in northern Lake Michigan most summers, and from there penned a series of lighthearted columns that connected the events on that remote Island to the larger national issues of the day. He wrote his first Beaver Island column in 1970, and his last in 2010. My brothers and I compiled all 33 of these columns into a single volume, The Beaver Island Columns , which we self-published this summer, combining David's written pieces with beautiful photographs of Beaver Island contributed by the community.
Please note this is not a profit-making venture. In recognition of our father's love of the Island and its residents, the family underwrote all of the production costs for the book. 100% of the proceeds from sales go directly to the Beaver Island Rural Health Center, a nonprofit that provides front-line medical services to this remote community. You'll find more details about this project, including how to purchase the book, in the attached press release (above). We would be thrilled if you would let your readers, listeners and viewers know that they can purchase and enjoy this keepsake, and support an important community institution at the same time. I should mention that quantities are limited -- fewer than 300 copies remain.
( BEAVER ISLAND , Mich ) – The weekend of October 6 will be among the most colorful, recreational and flavorful on Beaver Island .
Beginning at 10am at the historic Print Shop, the Island Boodle 5k Run takes participants through scenic St. James, along the waterfront and back through wooded trails during one of the most beautiful times of year. Benefitting Island Sports Boosters, the event draws serious runners as well as families, many with babies in strollers and four-legged friends.
The boodle is started with a canon firing from a Civil War replica canon. It's for runners, walkers, and bikers.
As Mother Nature paints the trees in vibrant shades of reds, yellows and oranges, the island's amateur and professional chefs will be serving up tasteful samples of seasonal treats during the 11 th Annual Bite of Beaver Island Food Festival . Enjoy bite size bits of everything from soups and pizzas and other specialty fare, all at affordable prices. Activities will be held from 1-4pm at the Holy Cross Hall.
The Holy Cross Hall gets packed with those wanting to try the many delicacies.
Also part of the day's festivities is an Arts & Crafts Show will take place at the Community Center from 11am-4pm and an “Apple Pie Contest” at Holy Cross Hall at 1:30pm. During the evening, the island's pubs will be offering live music and entertainment.
Once on the island – whether participating in the Boodle or Bite of Beaver – visitors will find plenty of fall colors and natural activity to keep busy. The West Michigan Tourist Association features a Beaver Island Color Tour Route as one of 26 on its website:
Starting at the ferry dock in downtown St. James, turn right at the Ace Hardware. Turn left at the top of the hill onto The Kings Highway heading south out of town. Turn left on McCauley's Road. Turn right on East Side Drive. At the south end of the island it becomes West Side . Don't forget to stop and visit the Lighthouse just before Iron Ore Bay . Cross the 4-way intersection onto Paid Een Ogs Road . Turn left onto The Kings Hwy back to town.
Beaver Island's fall colors are spectacular and occur a little later than on the mainland because of the temperature moderation brought about by Lake Michigan, says Steve West, Director of the Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce. By early October, colors should be making a spectacular show – just in time for the Island Boodle and Bite of Beaver.
Overnight rooms during the fall season on Beaver Island start at $75/night and Oak Wood Condos is offering two-bedroom suites (with kitchen and living areas) starting at $95/night.
Getting to Beaver Island is easy. The Beaver Island Boat Company runs through December, with limited runs in the early and late season. The 32-mile ride takes approximately two hours. Participants of the Island Boodle can get a discounted fare – at just $40/roundtrip for adults and $20/roundtrip for children. Fresh Air Aviation and Island Airways also both provide plane service to the island. All three services operate out of Charlevoix.
Those searching for a truly removed up-north destination will find it on Beaver Island , one of the purist four-season vacation destinations in Michigan . When it comes to natural escapes, nothing compares to America 's Emerald Isle – Beaver Island . For more information, call 231-448-2505 or log onto www.BeaverIsland.org .
|MEN'S FALL LEAGUE|
|#||WEEK 6 STANDINGS||WEEK 6 RESULTS||TOTAL PTS.|
|WEEK #6 RESULTS:|
|Team #1 beat Team #6 14-6|
|Team #2 beat Team #8 11-9|
|Team #5 beat Team #3 11-9||*|
|Team #7 beat Team #4 13-7|
|Team #8 tied Team #10 10-10|
|Team #7 beat Team #9 12-8|
|*||Scorecard was corrected|
The NRESC with Michigan State help offered opportunities on August 1 and August 2 for the "summer people" to have input into the plan that will eventually be developed for the natural resources of Beaver Island. The following is the list of items suggested by those attending these focus groups:
AUGUST 24 MAPLEWOOD BAPTIST @ BEAVER ISLAND**
SEPTEMBER 7 BEAVER ISLAND @ HANNAHVILLE 7:30 PM
SEPTEMBER 8 BEAVER ISLAND @ HANNAHVILLE 8:30 AM
SEPTEMBER 21 MUNISING BAPTIST@ BEAVER ISLAND 7:30 PM**
SEPTEMBER 22 MUNISING BAPTIST @ BEAVER ISLAND 8:30 AM
SEPTEMBER 29 NORTHERN LIGHTS LEAGUE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT- SAULT STE. MARIE
OCTOBER 1 OJIBWE @ BEAVER ISLAND (DOUBLE MATCH)**
OCTOBER 6 BEAVER ISLAND @MACKINAC ISLAND VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
OCTOBER 12 BEAVER ISLAND @ MACKINAC ISLAND 7:00 PM
OCTOBER 13 BEAVER ISLAND @ MACKINAC ISLAND 8:30 AM
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- Collaborative practice with another NP in a new beautiful health clinic
-Clinic hours, an eight hour shift, three days a week
-On-call coverage shared between the two practitioners who work together on developing schedules (minimal amount of monthly calls)
-An opportunity to know and treat patients of all ages, providing primary health care, managing chronic and acute problems and developing wellness programs
-Provide emergency services in collaboration with the EMS
-Collaborate with off-island physician on appropriateness of care
-Rural Site Qualifies for student loan repayment
-A safe, friendly, small-town atmosphere on the largest inhabited island in the Great Lakes with a year round population of 650 and summer tourist season with a boom of thousands of visitors
-Beach walking, hiking trails, kayaking, canoeing, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, All Within Your Backyard!
-Drive to work in 5-15 minutes, with no traffic
-Family First Atmosphere, with three churches and an excellent K-12 public school with small teacher-student ratios, new building under construction and strong support in the community for funding
-A nine-hole golf course where you can play without lines and reservations
-Best prices on Lake Michigan frontage in the State
Beaver Island Rural Health Center
PO Box 146, Beaver Island, MI 49782
Donna Kubic, Managing Director 231-448-2275, e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
There are three apartments for rent at Forestview Apartments. This senior housing project is right next door to the Beaver Island Rural Health Center and right across the street from Stoney Acre Grill and Donegal Danny's Pub. The video below shows the apartment that is designed from someone who is physically handicapped or otherwise handicapped, but the other apartments have the same basic layout.
St. James taxpayer pays
Peaine taxpayer pays
St. James taxpayer pays approximately this much more
BI Fire Department
|.9643 x 80,000 = $77.14||.6637 x 80,000 = $53.10||
BI Rural Health Center
2.000 x 80,000 =$160.00
2.000 x 80,000 = $160.00
0.9014 x 80,000 = $72.11
0.6204 x 80,000 = $49.63
BI Transfer Station
1.4464 x 80,000 = $115.71
0.9955 x 80,000 = $79.64
BI Emergency Medical Svc
0.9948 x 80,000 = $79.58
0.6847 x 80,000 = $54.78
BI Historical Society
0.2347 x 80,000 = $18.78
0.1615 x 80,000 = $12.92
St. James millage
BI Fire Department
BI Rural Health Center
BI Transfer Station
BI Emergency Medical Svc
BI Historical Society
It takes a lower millage rate to raise the same amount of dollars in Peaine Township because the Peaine Township SEV is higher than the St. James Township SEV. It does not take a statistical analysis to see a statistically significant difference in these jointly funded millage rates. An individual taxpayer in St. James Township is paying more to support these jointly funded operations than an individual taxpayer in Peaine Township.
At this Special Peaine Township Meeting of March 31, 2012, Bill Markey suggested that perhaps St. James Township should decrease their millages instead of having Peaine increase their millages for joint projects. This certainly will not work since the amount of money raised by St. James Township is just matched by Peaine Township, so the inequity of individual taxpayers will just continue. If St. James decreased its funding, Peaine would just match that decrease. If this cycle continued, the organizations trying to provide services to Beaver Island would eventually have no money to fulfill their mission.
It is Joe Moore's position that any jointly funded accounts should be taxed equally based upon equal millage, so that each Beaver Island taxpayer is paying the same amount of millage tax for the jointly funded operations. Joe Moore's request made at the Special Meeting of March 31, 2012, was to have the Peaine Township Board reflect and consider the fairness of these tax rates for jointly funded operations.