B. I. News on the 'Net, September 26-October 1, 2017

Weekly BICS Update

September 29, 2017

First of October, Fox Lake Road

by Cindy Ricksgers

Mass from Holy Cross

October 1, 2017

Pinky Harmon did the readings and the Psalm

Father Doug gave the service today

View video of this service HERE

Visitor to the Island

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

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

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

Jeremy Barrett and the current soccer team

Deer Visit Carlisle Road

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

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

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

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

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

View a small gallery of pictures HERE

 

September Record Month Video Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phyllis' Daily Weather

October 1, 2017

Clear skies this morning with millions of stars twinkling. Orion is wandering across the heavens and it's lovely. Right now it's 40°, humidity is 98%, Dew point is 42°, wind is from the SSE at 3 to 5 mph, pressure is 30.34 inches, and visibility is 7 miles.
TODAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
MARINE REPORT:
TODAY: South wind 5 to 10 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
TONIGHT: Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.

ON THIS DATE of NOvember 1, 1512 - Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were first exhibited to the public. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo’s finest works, is exhibited to the public for the first time.

Michelangelo Buonarroti, the greatest of the Italian Renaissance artists, was born in the small village of Caprese in 1475. The son of a government administrator, he grew up in Florence, a center of the early Renaissance movement, and became an artist’s apprentice at age 13. Demonstrating obvious talent, he was taken under the wing of Lorenzo de’ Medici, the ruler of the Florentine republic and a great patron of the arts. After demonstrating his mastery of sculpture in such works as the Pieta (1498) and David (1504), he was called to Rome in 1508 to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel—the chief consecrated space in the Vatican.

Michelangelo’s epic ceiling frescoes, which took several years to complete, are among his most memorable works. Central in a complex system of decoration featuring numerous figures are nine panels devoted to biblical world history. The most famous of these is The Creation of Adam, a painting in which the arms of God and Adam are stretching toward each other. In 1512, Michelangelo completed the work.

After 15 years as an architect in Florence, Michelangelo returned to Rome in 1534, where he would work and live for the rest of his life. That year saw his painting of the The Last Judgment on the wall above the altar in the Sistine Chapel for Pope Paul III. The massive painting depicts Christ’s damnation of sinners and blessing of the virtuous and is regarded as a masterpiece of early Mannerism.

Michelangelo worked until his death in 1564 at the age of 88. In addition to his major artistic works, he produced numerous other sculptures, frescoes, architectural designs, and drawings, many of which are unfinished and some of which are lost. In his lifetime, he was celebrated as Europe’s greatest living artist, and today he is held up as one of the greatest artists of all time, as exalted in the visual arts as William Shakespeare is in literature or Ludwig van Beethoven is in music.

DID YOU KNOW THAT the word 'uncopyrightable' is the is the only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating any letter?

WORD OF THE DAY: anhedonia (an-hee-DOH-nee-uh) which means a lack of pleasure or of the capacity to experience it. Anhedonia is used almost exclusively in psychology and psychiatry. The first syllable (an-) is a form of the Greek negative prefix an-, which is related to Germanic (English) un- and the Latin negative prefix in-, from the Proto-Indo-European negative or privative prefix ṇ- (from the Proto-Indo-European adverb ne “not”). The second element comes from Greek hēdonḗ (dialect hādonā́) “pleasure,” a derivative of the adjective hēdýs (dialect hādýs) “sweet,” from the Proto-Indo-European root swād- “sweet,” from which derive Latin suāvis “pleasant” and suādēre “to recommend,” and Germanic (English) sweet. Anhedonia entered English in the late 19th century.

B. I. Fire Department Puts Out Garage Fire

September 30, 2017

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

Beaver Island Islander Soccer

September 29+30, 2017

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

Saturday's scoreboard

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

The Islanders pose for a photo on Saturday

View a gallery of photos from Friday night HERE

View a gallery of photos from Saturday soccer HERE

View video of Friday soccer HERE

View video of Saturday soccer HERE

Beaver Island Lady Islander Volleyball

September 29+30, 2017

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

Lady Islander Volleyball

Lady Islanders pose for photos on Saturday

View a gallery of photos from Friday night games HERE

View gallery one of photos from Saturday HERE

View gallery two of photos from Saturday HERE

View video of Friday night games HERE

View video of Saturday games HERE

Phyllis' Daily Weather

September 30, 2017

Wishing our oldest daughter, Courtney Moore Pelcha. a very Happy Birthday! We'll see you next week Love you!

A wee bit chilly this morning. It's 35°, clear skies, humidity is at 99%, wind is from the north at 0 mph, pressure is at 30.45 inches, and visibility is 7 miles.
TODAY: Sunny. Highs around 60°. Light winds.
TONIGHT: Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Light winds.
MARINE REPORT:
TODAY: East wind 5 to 10 knots early in the morning becoming variable 10 knots or less. Sunny. Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT: South wind 10 to 15 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 feet or less.

ON THIS DATE of September 30, 1927 - George Herman "Babe" Ruth hit his 60th homerun of the season. He broke his own record with the home run. The record stood until 1961 when Roger Maris broke the record.

DID YOU KNOW THAT the Taj Mahal in India is made entirely out of marble?

WORD OF THE DAY: atonement (uh-TOHN-muh nt) which meand satisfaction or reparation for a wrong or injury; amends. The noun atonement derives from the verb atone “to reconcile, appease,” which dates from the 16th century and derives from the Middle English (15th century) adverbial phrase atone, at on, at oon “in harmony.” Atone, atonement, alone, and only preserve the original long “o” (oʊn, etc.) that is implied in the spelling. One and once, which preserve the etymological spelling, are now pronounced wʌn and wʌns. The gradual change of pronunciation of one and once from oʊn and oʊns to wʌn and wʌns began in Wales and the west and southwest of England about 1400 and became universal by the 18th century. Atonement entered English in the 16th century.

Phyllis' Daily Weather

September 29, 2017

We did get some rain, almost a quarter of an inch, and it's it's still sprinkling. Right now it's 55°, humidity is a
78%, dew point is 48°, wind is from the NW at 10 mph with gusts to 18 mph, pressure is 30.02 inches, cloud cover is 100%, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Mostly cloudy. Numerous rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then scattered rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s. North winds at 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear. Isolated rain showers in the evening. Lows in the upper 30s. NOrtheast winds at 10 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph decreasing to 20 mph after midnight.
MARINE REPORT: Small Craft Advisory in effect from 8 am EDT this morning through 8 pm this evening
TODAY: North wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Chance of waterspouts early in the morning. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms early in the morning. Scattered showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 3 to 5 feet in the morning.
TONIGHT: Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 3 to 5 feet.

ON THIS DATE of September 29, 1963 - The Rolling Stones opened their first English tour in London at the New Victoria. Also on the bill were Bo Diddley and the Everly Brothers.

DID YOU KNOW THAT India is home to over 200 million cows?

WORD OF THE DAY; mammothrept (MAM-uh-thrept) which means 1) a spoilt child. 2) a person of immature judgment. From Latin mammothreptus, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek mammothreptos (brought up by one’s grandmother), from mamme (grandmother) + trephein (to bring up or nourish). Earliest documented use: 1601.

Manitou Drops Anchor in Paradise Bay

Bob Tidmore captured the Manitou coming in under sail.

See a small gallery of photos of the Manitou HERE

The Manitou is a sailing vessel out of Traverse City. It came into St. James Harbor (Paradise Bay) this afternoon, September 28, 2017, around 3 p.m. It dropped anchor in the harbor on the Martin dock side.

Julie Berry, Author

at Beaver Island District Library, October 2, 2017, at 7 p.m.

Nice Article in Petoskey News Review

Island Summit Article

Read it HERE

Phyllis' Daily Weather

September 28, 2017

Partly cloudy skies, 55°, humidity is at 65%, dew point is 43°, wind is from the west at 5 mph, pressure is 30.11 inches, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Partly sunny, Isolated rain showers in the morning and then a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds at 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Light winds.
MARINE REPORT:
TODAY: West wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Isolated showers early in the morning. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
TONIGHT: Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Chance of waterspouts. Showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

ON THIS DATE of September 28, 1789 - In the U.S., the first Federal Congress passed a resolution that asked President George Washington to recommend to the nation a day of thanksgiving. Several days later Washington issued a proclamation that named Thursday, November 26, 1789 as a "Day of Publick Thanksgivin." The fixed-date for Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday of November, was established on December 26, 1941.

DID YOU KNOW THAT India has the most post offices than any other country (over 100,000) ?

WORD OF THE DAY:pangram (PAN-gruh m) which means a sentence, verse, etc., that includes all the letters of the alphabet. The most familiar English pangram, a sentence using every character of the alphabet, is “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog,” which dates from about 1885 and was used to practice touch-typing on a typewriter. The word pangram, deriving from Greek pân “all” and grámma “letter,” entered English in the 19th century.

Immunization Clinic Scheduled

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

The immunization clinic is open to all ages.

Changing Water Levels of Paradise Bay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(This graph from the Chicago Tribune)

BIESA Minutes of August Meeting

Island Summit Ends

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

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

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

View a small gallery of pictures HERE

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

View small gallery of pictures HERE

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

(Thank you to Bill Markey for the photos.)

Phyllis' Daily Weather

September 27, 2017

The heat waves seems to have finally ended and we're back to normal weather. Right now it's 61°, cloudy skies, humidity is at 73%, dew point is 52°, wind is from the west at 9 mph, pressure is at 29.95 inches, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwest winds at 10 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
MARINE REPORT: Small Craft Advisory in effect through this evening.
TODAY: Northwest wind 10 to 20 knots. Gusts up to 25 knots increasing to 30 knots in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
TONIGHT: Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

ON THIS DATE of September 27, 1779, the Continental Congress appoints John Adams to travel to France as minister plenipotentiary in charge of negotiating treaties of peace and commerce with Great Britain during the Revolutionary War.

Adams had traveled to Paris in 1778 to negotiate an alliance with France, but had been unceremoniously dismissed when Congress chose Benjamin Franklin as sole commissioner. Soon after returning to Massachusetts in mid-1779, Adams was elected as a delegate to the state convention to draw up a new constitution; he was involved in these duties when he learned of his new diplomatic commission. Accompanied by his young sons John Quincy and Charles, Adams sailed for Europe that November aboard the French ship Sensible, which sprang a leak early in the voyage and missed its original destination (Brest), instead landing at El Ferrol, in northwestern Spain. After an arduous journey by mule train across the Pyrenees and into France, Adams and his group reached Paris in early February 1780.

While in Paris, Adams wrote to Congress almost daily (sometimes several letters a day) sharing news about British politics, British and French naval activities and his general perspective on European affairs. Conditions were unfavorable for peace at the time, as the war was going badly for the Continental Army, and the blunt and sometimes confrontational Adams clashed with the French government, especially the powerful Foreign Minister Charles Gravier, Comte de Vergennes. In mid-June, Adams began a correspondence with Vergennes in which he pushed for French naval assistance, antagonizing both Vergennes and Franklin, who brought the matter to the attention of Congress.

By that time, Adams had departed France for Holland, where he was attempting to negotiate a loan from the Dutch. Before the end of the year, he was named American minister to the Netherlands, replacing Henry Laurens, who was captured at sea by the British. In June 1781, capitulating to pressure from Vergennes and other French diplomats, Congress acted to revoke Adams’ sole powers as peacemaker with Britain, appointing Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Jay and Laurens to negotiate alongside him.

The tide of the war was turning in America’s favor, and Adams returned to Paris in October 1782 to take up his part in the peace negotiations. As Jefferson didn’t travel to Europe and Laurens was in failing health after his release from the Tower of London, it was left to Adams, Jay and Franklin to represent American interests. Adams and Jay both distrusted the French government (in contrast with Franklin), but their differences of opinion and diplomatic styles allowed the team to negotiate favorable terms in the Peace of Paris (1783). The following year, Jefferson arrived to take Adams’ place as American minister to France, forming a lifelong bond with Adams and his family before the latter left to take up his new post as American ambassador to London and continue his distinguished record of foreign service on behalf of the new nation. (from history.com)

DID YOU KNOW THAT the naming of tropical storms and hurricanes officially began in 1953?

WORD OF THE DAY: aggiornamento (uh-jawr-nuh-MEN-toh) which means the act of bringing something up to date to meet current needs. Aggiornamento has been in Italian since the late 17th century; it is a borrowing from French ajorner “to postpone to a later date, adjourn.” “Adjournment” is one of the meanings of aggiornamento ; the other sense is “bringing up to date, modernization,” familiar in English because of the almost exclusive association of aggiornamento with Pope John XXIII’s (pope from 1958-63) use of the word, in a speech in 1959, referring to the updating the Code of Canon Law, and in 1961 to the Second Vatican Council.

Mornings Like This

by Cindy Ricksgers

Phyllis' Daily Weather

September 26, 2017

Right now we have 66°, clear skies, humidity is at 86%, dew point is 62°, wind is from the SSE at 6 mph, pressure is at 29.93 inches, and visibility is 10 miles.

TODAY: Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds at 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon. TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. West winds at 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph increasing to 30 mph after midnight. MARINE REPORT: TODAY: South wind 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest in the afternoon. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less.

TONIGHT: West wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Waves 2 to 4 feet. ON THIS DATE of September 26, 1997 - The initial 300,000-unit shipment of Elton John's "Candle In The Wind 1997" sold out in Japan on its first day of release.

DID YOU KNOW THAT wind actually doesn’t make any sounds until it passes through or comes into contact with an object! On a windy day, a multitude of sounds can be heard outside. One of the most prominent sounds you’ll hear is like whistling, some will sound like small objects falling / rolling and some sound is like objects rubbing into each other. There are three main contributions to the sound. Each of these is discussed below: 1. Friction- occurs when objects rub over each other. When the air speed increases, the friction over objects increases also. The process of friction can release sound especially as wind speed becomes very high. The friction between air and objects can produce whistling sounds and swooshing sounds. 2. Falling / rolling objects- At higher wind speeds objects are more inclined to fall off of trees and buildings. These objects falling to the ground and rolling along the ground will create sound. 3. Object rubbing- When the wind increases, objects hit up against each other more. This is especially true for vegetation. Higher wind blows trees stems and leaves around more causing them to bump into each other and to create sound.

WORD OF THE DAY: sobersides (SOH-ber-sahydz) which is slang and means a humorless or habitually serious person. Sobersides was first recorded in the late 1600s or early 1700s. It’s a blend of the words sober and side.

Hot Days of September

by Cindy Ricksgers

Monday Morning Presentations at Island Summit

from CMU Biological Station Jim Gillingham Auditorium

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

September 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

View video of the presentations HERE

Phyllis' Daily Weather

September 25, 2017

Sorry, Michelle LaFreniere, I slept in this morning. Right now it's 70°, humidity is at 77%, dew point is at 63°, wind is at 5 mph, pressure is at 30.00 inches, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds at 10 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Light winds.
MARINE REPORT:
TODAY: Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots. Sunny. Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT: Light winds. Patchy fog. Waves 2 feet or less.

ON THIS DATE of September 25, 1690 - One of America's earliest newspapers published its first and last edition. The "Publik Occurences Both Foreign and Domestik" was published at the London Coffee House in Boston, MA, by Benjamin Harris.

DID YOU KNOW THAT hummingbirds can't walk? They are the only bird species that can hover, and fly backwards, or even upside down. The ability to hover allows the hummingbirds to sip the nectar of plants and flowers. A hummingbird can't walk or hop, but can shuffle with its extremely short legs, which are not very strong.

WORD OD THE DAY: monticule (MON-ti-kyool) which means 1)a small mountain, hill, or mound; 2)a subordinate volcanic cone. Monticule comes from the Late Latin term monticulus, equivalent to Latin monti- meaning “mount.” The second element -culus is a suffix found in French loanwords of Latin origin, originally used with diminutive nouns. Monticule entered English in the late 1700s.

Christian Church Bulletin

September 24, 2017

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

September 24, 2017

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

Joan Banville did the readings and the Psalm.

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

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

View video of this service HERE

Historical Interviews by Robert Cole-Johnny Andy Gallagher

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

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

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

View video of this interview HERE

BICS Update

This update came out in an email on September 22, 2017, after calling the school to find out that the volleyball games for this weekend had been canceled. If BINN had know that this was happening, perhaps arrangements could have been made to go to Big Bay De Noc for the soccer games. Well, no home games this weekend as stated in this update.

     

Links

Cinematic Tour of Beaver Island

The Chamber of Commerce of Beaver Island has posted this, and BINN found it on facebook. It's a very nice video, viewable on YouTube.

View it here

Holocaust Survivor Martin Lowenberg

Video by Kaylyn Jones HERE

Airport Commission Meeting

April 1, 2017

View video of the meeting HERE

Emergency Services Authority

 

BICS Board Meetings

November 14, 2016

School Board Meeting Packet HERE

View video of the meeting HERE

 

Anti-Bullying Presentation to BICS Parents

View presentation HERE

St. James Township Meeting Video

April 5, 2017

View video of the meeting HERE

April 24, 2017, 7 p.m.

View a small gallery of pictures of the meeting HERE

View video of the meeting HERE

May 3, 2017

View video of the meeting HERE

June 7, 2017

View video of the meeting HERE

June 19, 2017

View video of the meeting HERE

Beaver Island Community Center

BEAVER ISLAND COMMUNITY CENTER

At the Heart of a Good Community

FALL HOURS
Effective Tuesday, 9/8/15
CLOSED Labor Day, 9/7 Happy Holiday!!
M-F 9am-5pm
Sat 9am-9pm
Sun – CLOSED
231 448-2022
beaverislandcommunitycenter.org

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

Link to the Beaver Island Airport 10-year Plan

On the Beach of Beaver Island

You will need Quicktime or another music player to enjoy this link.

The music played in the Holy Cross Hall in the late 70's and early 80's, recorded for posterity and shared here.

When Santa Missed the Boat to Beaver Island

as read by Phil Gregg

Click HERE

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Beaver Island Community School Board Meeting Minutes

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

Beaver Island Natural Resources and Eco-Tourism Steering Committee Minutes

Beaver Island Transportation Authority Minutes

Joint Human Resources Commission Minutes

Waste Management Committee Minutes

Beaver Island Airport Commission Minutes New for 2011!

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CC COA Seeks BI Site Coordinator for Senior Services

Beaver Island, MI - Charlevoix County Commission on Aging is seeking a part time Beaver Island Site Coordinator for senior services.  This position is Monday through Friday, 9a-2p for 25 hours a week.  No holidays and will need to work one weekend Sunday per month, September through April.  This position is responsible for the daily COA senior services for Beaver Island residents, based in the Community Center.  The right person needs to love to work with seniors, and for seniors, on an independent basis. 

They should be creative, outgoing, dependable, flexible and have strong communication skills.  You must possess the physical abilities to lift a maximum of 25 pounds and transfer items to and from vehicles and/or dining and office facilities.  Must be able to answer phones, and operate a computer. Starting pay is $12.13 an hour and no benefits are provided. 

Applications are available for download from the Charlevoix County website “Employment Opportunities” page, and need to be submitted by Wednesday, September 27, 2017 either via email to administration@charlevoixcounty.org, or via mail to:  Human Resources, 301 State St., Charlevoix, MI  49720.  Charlevoix County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact: Amy Wieland, Executive Director
Charlevoix County Commission on Aging
Address: 218 W. Garfield Avenue, Charlevoix, MI  49720
Work Phone: 231-237-0103
Email: wielanda@charlevoixcounty.org

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Invasives Still an Issue

The following invasive shoreline plant survey was conducted in July of 2017. Funding was obtained by The Nature Conservancy and the Michigan Dune Alliance.
A link to that report can be found at:

https://goo.gl/Jyb74p

Yes, we still have 16 small areas of invasive Phragmites present on the Beaver Island shoreline. Other small stand include Lake Marie on High Island and Northcut Bay on Garden Island.
_________________
The Beaver Island Association
P.O. Box 390
Beaver Island, MI 49782

First Dive

by Dick Burris

First year of diving: 1966
On an early trip to Beaver Island, I decided I wanted to see what was under water in Lake Genazarath; so I made myself an inner tube raft to support one end of a breathing hose, and used the other end in my mouth.
I had no idea of the dynamics of the underwater world; needless to say, my chest hurt afterwords.

Read the rest of the short story HERE

Library Story Times



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

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

Bite of Beaver Island – 5K Boodle – Crafts

Plan Ahead - October 7, 2017  

Below are the forms for the Bite of Beaver Island weekend. Everyone is welcome to participate or just come and enjoy a beautiful fall weekend. Chef space is limited so please don’t delay

Chef Form

Boodle 5K Entry Form

Community Center Vendor Form

January through August 2017 Video Report

This represeents the eight months of video from our streaming video service. There were 2,827 unique IP addresses viewing a total of 21,159 video clips for a total bandwidth usage of 911.6 GB. This represents 596 unique IPs viewing 1562 older video clips as well as 2,115 unique IPs viewing the modern video clips as well as 429 unique IPs viewing over 855 views of live streaming events.

Farewell to Reverend Howard Davis

The Beaver Island Christian Church is planning a Farewell Pot Luck Supper on the 13th of November at Gregg Fellowship Center for Reverend Howard Davis.

He has been coming to Beaver Island for over 50 years and has taken the services at the Christian Church on very many occasions. He has always been willing to fill in when necessary. He was also a very keen golfer so has lots of golf buddies.

We hope all who know him will come to the supper and wish him all the best as he plans to retire, for the second time!

What Did You Say 19

by Joe Moore


EMS on an island in Lake Michigan, a real island completely surround by water, can be very interesting.  This rural most remote inhabited island in the Great Lakes is at least eighteen miles by the crow flies to the nearest mainland location.  It’s about thirty-two miles to the nearest airport from an airport on Beaver Island.  There are usually around one hundred emergency responses during the year or about one every three or four days.  The problem with emergencies is that there is no way to predict when one will happen.  It is possible for there to be more than one emergency at the same time.  Sometimes there are three or four emergencies during the same twenty-four hour period of time.

Read the rest of the story HERE

A Letter from September 2, 1945

Sorting through papers and items seems to be the important thing to do as you get older. Some of these things have more significance than others, and this one hit the top of the list. This is a letter sent from the Navy vessel by Phillip R. Gregg to his brother on the 2nd of September 1945. History can become more personal when these discoveries present themselves.

Historical Interviews by Robert Cole-Grace Cole

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

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

The video is degrading. There are some truly important pieces of history that will be lost if this project is not completed. This Robert Cole interview is with his grandmother, Grace Cole.

View video of Grace Cole interview HERE

Just One More Scam

by Joe Moore

Just in case anyone didn't know that the Publisher's Clearing House online sales were not a scam. Here is the one that proves it. Normally, I just delete the emails and the advertisements that I receive, but I wanted to jsut check this out to be sure that I wasn't wrong.

I found an item that I really like on their ad, and saw that it was listed as $3.99 for a one pound bag of licorice jelly beans. I like black licorice, so I thought I would give it a try. First of all, the price was not $3.99. The small print said four payments of $3.99, making the cost $15.96. Of course this was all sold under the guise of providing more chances at winning the Publisher's Clearing House Give-Away of $1000 per day for life.

Next, I thought that the price included shipping, but that was wrong, too. So, today I got an email with the company wanting me to make a payment prior to the item being shipped in the amount of $22.95 which includesthe $6.99 cost of shipping one pound of jelly beans.

I checked the email and the links, and there is no location to cancel the order. There is a "Customer Bill of Right" though. Here is a quote from the customer rights: "our merchandise buyers travel the world to bring hard-to-find items directly to your door — at prices you can easily afford. And our quality assurance process ensures that we pre-test items and check product information accuracy, so you can be certain that you are receiving quality products every time you shop."

Why do I call this a scam?

I went online looking for the same item, and I found several offers that ranged from $5.99 per pound to a maximum of $21.00 per pound for an item with special packaging called "black tie packaging." No matter how you define scam, paying over fifteen dollars for a pound of jelly beans is not only a scam, but it should be illegal. Putting the number of payments in fine print should be illegal. Charging almost seven dollars to ship a one pound package is outrageous.

And, to top it all off, they would like your payment in advance of receiving the item that you ordered. In case you didn't know it, this is just one more scam that is preying upon the people that can't afford to get ripped off. The biggest losers in this scam are the elderly, who truly believe the hype and then finally realize what happened after the fact, if they can remember that they paid over twenty-two dollars for one pound of jelly beans.

Shame, shame, shame on Publisher's Clearing House!

 

Announcements/Ads

BICS Fall Sports Schedule

Volleyball

Soccer

Island Treasures Resale

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017,  the Resale Shop will welcome donors and shoppers at noon as we begin our summer schedule. The summer schedule is Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon until 4:00.

Charlevoix County COA Senior Highlights

June 2017

BICS Committee Meeting Schedule

BIESA Meeting Schedule

Fiscal Year 2017-18 Meeting Schedule

 

Holy Cross Bulletin for

September 2017

 

Christian Church Bulletin

September 24, 2017

BICS Calendar 2017-18

HSC Meeting Dates Schedule


BI Airport Commission Meeting Schedule

Bank Hours Change


January thru April
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9am-1pm

May thru June
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9am-1pm

July thru August
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9am-3pm

September thru October
Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9am-1pm

November thru December
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9am-1pm

Island Treasures Resale Shop

We will be open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from noon until 4:00. During those hours we will gladly accept your "gently used, barely used, like new " items. Please be sure that your donations be in season, clean, and in good repair. Thank you for your support !

Open for shopping and donations

If you need help with your donation, call the shop at 448-2534

or Donna at 448-2797.

Donate to the Food Pantry

Use this button below to donate to the Food Pantry.

Donation goes to the Christian Church Food Pantry--Click the Donate Button on the far left and above.


Donate to the Live Streaming Project

 

The Live Streaming Project includes BICS Sports Events, Peaine Township Meetings, Joint Township Meetings, and much more.

Your donation may allow these events to be live streamed on the Internet at http://beaverisland.tv

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