Monday October 3rd: Andy Waskul, Ron Marsh, Dawn Marsh, Mary Regina Howard
Tuesday, October 4th: Lisa Lange, Sharon McGinnity, Layla Hall, Jason Stambaugh
Saturday, October 8th: Stephanie Brown
Sunday, October 9th: John Runberg, Jr., Carla Kohoyda-Inglis, Judi Boyle
Please let us know if we are missing someone's birthday.
The Islanders hosted the Paradise soccer team this weekend. With all but one student team member eligible, the Islanders spent most of their time on offense, which kept Paradise at bay. The teams were very close for a while on Friday night, but the Islanders surged ahead and ended with a 5-3 win.
Goalie Gus Connaghan looks on as Olivia Cary brings the ball down the field
Jewell with a corner kick....Jenna chases one down......and another........Jewell launches one........McCauley brings it down.....Brighid controls the ball
Oliva brings one down the side.....Olivia keeps control.....Nick brings one down.....Olivia and McCaulley fight it out with the Paradise goalie..
Paradise puts on an attack...Jewell kicks it down the field.....Brighid with a good pass....Jenna on the attack.......Get that ball...........Move it around..........YES, good goal, Olivia!
Paradise goalie save........Score is tied............McCaulley sends it down..........Gus, good save!.......Paradise gets another goal
Brighid kicks from close range....And IN THE GOAL it is!
Gus comes out of the goal, and it's not long and Gus scores a goal
Another Islander goal.....Islanders on the attack again!........Another Islander goal..........The Connaghan brothers at work...
On Saturday morning, the Islanders, who had taught Paradise some good offensive skills and some good defensive skills had a much more difficult time getting the ball in the goal. There were many shots on goal, but the Islanders only ended up with two goals (2) to Paradise's one goal (1), making Saturday another win for the Islanders. Jenna Battle, who was denied a goal on Friday even after many shots on goal, scored both Islander goals on Saturday. Great job, Jenna! Pictures and video will be posted once processed.
Yes, there will be a Christmas Cantata again this year! Music has been ordered (also part-dominant CDs!).
The first rehearsal is scheduled for Sunday, October 9, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. at Beaver Island Christian Church.
Former choir members--new choir members--come join us in preparing this annual gift to the Beaver Island community.
Entered eternal life on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at the age of 65 after 47 years of religious life.
Mass of Christian Burial:
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 4:00 PM
at Dominican Chapel / Marywood.
Evening Prayer with Remembering:
Monday, October 03, 2011 7:00 PM
at Dominican Chapel / Marywood.
We commend Sister Dominica to your prayers
Longing for a little girl after the birth of two sons, the prayers of Chester and Mable Nellett were answered doubly with the birth of not one, but two beautiful daughters, on November 4, 1945. And so it was that Mable dedicated her daughters Jennie and Julia to the Blessed Mother in thanksgiving for this double answer to her prayers.
This would not be the first or last time Jennie and Julia surprised their parents and others. The first time was in an Ann Arbor hospital where Chester had taken his wife in a worried hurry to find out what was wrong with her. The doctors in their home town of AuGres had advised the trip. “Don't you know what's wrong with your wife?” the Ann Arbor doctor asked. “If I knew, I wouldn't be here,” Chester replied. “Take her home; she is going to have a baby!” Even that sage doctor did not know it would be two.
Farming became nearly impossible due to the clay soil in the Au Gres area and soon the family moved to Bay City where Chester could find work as a millwright in the Saginaw Chevrolet Grey Iron Foundry. Mable was a loving mother whose warmth and maternal care made the Nellett home a welcome place. The family was a peaceful and loving one that grew beyond four children by fostering and caring for other children. Among them was Frank, a 3rd cousin. Frank came into the family when he was only 13 months old and remains a dear brother to them.
Because Saint Joseph's in Bay City was known as the French Parish, both girls received their education in grades one through twelve at that school. The call to do some good helping people through religious life in the Dominican order was not so unusual at the time. What was surprising was the fact that the reply to Jennie's letter requesting entry into the congregation contained not one, but two letters of acceptance. Without telling each other – a rare occurrence - Julia had also applied to enter the community.
The first few weeks were filled with homesickness and tears, but encouraging one another to “stick it out for two weeks,” they soon began to feel at home with the new way of life which included much more silence than had been the custom in their lively home; and many more prayer times than they had been used to.
In missions at the House of Studies, Marywood bakery, Holy Cross on Beaver Island, Traverse City, Aquinata Hall and again at Marywood as Food Service Director, Dominica became known as an excellent homemaker and food service director. Wherever she went on mission, she was soon appreciated for her capacity to build caring relationships among the people she worked with and also with the people she served. Inheriting her father's “moxie,” Dominica was able to negotiate with humor and honesty her position and resolve – and always it was in the best interest of her “people” whether they were Sisters or children that she stood her ground. Wherever Dominica went, wherever she lived, she soon made the place a homey welcoming one. There was always laughter echoing from the kitchen, and plenty of helping hands to peel potatoes and chop carrots. Dominica was a natural at building a sense of welcome and of community.
Sister Dominica was one of the food service people who studied food management with the innovative Brother Herman Zaccarelli, C.S.C. at Fontbonne College in St. Louis, Missouri. Here she stayed in a camper on the edge of town where it was cooler, during four summers of study. Here too, Dominica honed her skills in management and gained even more confidence in her abilities.
During a time of Sabbatical at Springbank, South Carolina, Dominica arrived early to offer her help in clearing up the debris and damage of Hurricane Hugo which had swept through the compound shortly before the term began. Then followed years in Saginaw near her elderly parents as head cook at both Luther Manor Nursing Home and most recently Carrollton Public Schools where Dominica served for 19 years. Here Dominica found great delight in the staff she worked with and the children she served. An average day might see 1000 meals prepared for hungry, sometimes finicky students. Dominica's skills in management, her keen sense of humor, her warmth and energy were appreciated every day.
Here too Dominica became an active parishioner at another St. Joseph's Parish, this one a few miles south of her home parish. St. Joseph's, Saginaw is a vibrant multi-cultural parish that serves as an oasis of hope and community in a part of the city of Saginaw that has seen hard times. Known for its diversity among the parishioners, here too Dominica offered her gifts of hospitality, warmth and service as a Eucharistic minister and helper at parish events.
When the option came to return to one's baptismal name, Dominica's twin sister who now bore the name Marcus chose to return to Julia. Dominica asked to return to her baptismal name of Jennie, but was told that since there were no canonized saint Jennie's in the Church's roster, she would need to choose Genevieve or Jennifer. In her usual practical and outspoken manner, Dominica responded: “I've been Dominica longer than Jennie, so Dominica it will be.” And so it was and is ~ although, all those who knew her are certain that there is a Jennie now among the saints in heaven.
Diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, Dominica chose to live every day to the fullest, leaving all who knew her amazed at her courage, humor, equanimity and faith. God called her home on September 29th. She expressed great gratitude and thankfulness for the care she received from her doctors, nurses, aides, CNA's, Sisters, family and friends.
Sister Dominica's brother Chester Nellett preceded her in death. She is survived by her twin Sister Julia Nellett of Grand Rapids, her brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Gaile Nellett of Marseilles, IL, her brother Frank LaLonde of Bay City, and sister-in law Virginia Nellett of Hammond, IN, as well as many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, great grand nieces and nephews and her loving Dominican community.
At a special meeting of the Peaine Township Board last night, September 28, 2011, at 7 p.m., the board set the millage rates for the fiscal year beginning on April 1, 2012, running until March 31, 2013. These millage rates are different from the millage rates set by St. James Township Board at its meeting on September 7, 2011. Jack Gallagher presented the information about how the Peaine Township millage is approximately the same percentage of total millage at 37.53% for Peaine and 37.68% for St. James.
The millage rates for the two townships are presented here for the joint operations, and you can draw your own conclusions based upon this side by side comparison:
|Funded agency||St. James||Peaine|
|BI Fire Department||0.9643||0.6637|
|BI Rural Health Center||2.000||2.000|
|BI Transfer Station||1.4464||0.9955|
|BI Emergency Medical Svc||0.9848||0.6847|
|BI Historical Society||0.2347||0.1615|
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.
|Funded agency||St. James > Peaine mills||St. James > Peaine dollars|
|BI Fire Department||0.3006||$12.00|
|BI Rural Health Center||same||same|
|BI Transfer Station||0.4509||$18.36|
|BI Emergency Medical Svc||0.3001||$12.00|
|BI Historical Society||0.0732||$0.28|
Let's use a $40,000 taxable value for an example. For fire protection, the St. James Township taxpayer will pay .3006 mills or $12.00 more than a Peaine taxpayer. The Rural Health Center is exactly the same amount for taxpayers in both townships. The St. James taxpayer pays .2810 mills or $11.24 more than a Peaine taxpayer for supporting the township airport. The St. James taxpayer will pay .4509 mills or $18.36 more than a Peaine taxpayer for support of the Transfer Station. The St. James taxpayer pays .3001 mills or $12.00 more than a Peaine taxpayer for support of the Beaver Island Emergency Medical Service. The St. James taxpayer pays .0732 mills $0.28 more for support of the Beaver Island Historical Society than does a Peaine taxpayer.
What does this total up to in differences between the millages of the two townships? This means that the St. James taxpayers are paying 1.4058 mills more for the jointly funded operations than a Peaine taxpayer pays. So, for an individual taxpayer in St. James Township with a $40,000 SEV, the St. James taxpayer pays $56.23 more in taxes than a Peaine Township taxpayer for these jointly funded operations. This is a significant difference in yearly taxes between the two townships; taxpayers, and it becomes even more significant if you add up the difference over a five or ten year period. (Assuming the same differences for five years, the difference is up to $280 for five years and $560 for ten years.)
Rural Health Center and Total Costs to Date Discussed
Discussion of Joint Millages
Percentages, Millage Approval, and Adjournment
LANSING, MI -- Michigan United Conservation Club's (MUCC) Executive Director Erin McDonough was tapped to co-chair a Blue Ribbon Panel on State Parks and Outdoor Recreation created by Governor Rick Snyder in an Executive Order ( E.O. 10 of 2011 ) announced Friday.
“I am excited for this opportunity to serve on such an important panel with such a distinguished group of members who are committed to Michigan's future as a leader in outdoor recreation opportunities,” McDonough said. “Michigan's state parks amass more than 25 million visitors annually and are a key component of our outdoor heritage and our economic turn-around.”
The Blue Ribbon Panel is charged with taking a comprehensive look at Michigan's state park and outdoor recreation system with the goal of providing a vision for the future of Michigan's 100 state parks, recommending strategies for expansion and allocation of resources, and further recommending strategies for creating more linkages between state, county, and local parks to maximize use and cost efficiencies.
“As we look to the future of outdoor recreation in Michigan, what a great opportunity to combine MUCC's mission of conserving, protecting, and enhancing Michigan's natural resources and outdoor heritage with the priorities of the state of Michigan,” said McDonough.
McDonough will co-chair with Jon Allan, the Executive Director of Environmental Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs at Consumers Energy Co. The Blue Ribbon Panel will also consist of 14 other members chosen by the Governor and are directed to issue final recommendations in September of 2012.
9/27/11 3:30 p.m. As you come down the hill on Barney's Lake Road from the Four Corners, you automatically note some changes taking place here at the Little Traverse Conservancy property at Barney's Lake near the public access area. First of all the rocks have been purposely moved to narrow down the public access driving area on the lake side of the road. Plans are in progress to provide structures for boat storage on the left and for canoe and kayak storage on the right. The plan will still allow a vehicle to pull in, but only far enough to unload boat, canoe, or kayak, and fishing equipment etc. There will be no parking on the lake side of the road.
A new addition to the Barney's Lake Conservancy property is a much larger parking lot on the opposite side of the road. These changes include walking trails with access from this parking lot to the trailhead., Below are some pictures of the area map and the proposed plan. There have been slight modifications in the plan after conversations with Chief Tim McDonough, BI Fire Department. A gate blocking access to the launch site has been removed from the plan, but fence narrowing the opening to the old launch site will be placed instead of the gate.
A map of the trails and the Barney's Lake area
The plan for making this property more accessible to visitors
Letters are taped, with protection fromthe weather, to each canoe and boat asking owners to move them from the shoreline to the storage areas provided by May 2012
Pictures of the stone's new location and the driveway to the parking lot.
Description by Doug Fuller of the changes to the Conservancy property.
Introduction of Sandy Birdsall, and thank you by Sandy Birdsall
Explanation of the water side changes and the reasons for them
Lansing (September 27, 2011) – Legislation giving state and local governments the flexibility to cap health care benefits for public employees and bring their premiums in line with the private sector will improve Michigan's fiscal condition and add fairness to a system that has favored big public unions over small businesses and taxpayers, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) said today.
"Welcome to the real world,” said NFIB State Director Charles Owens. "Teachers and many other government employees have been living in a fantasy land when it comes to health insurance. It's time they woke up and realized that taxpayers cannot afford to support these unsustainable perks that do not exist in the private sector."
Under the bill, signed into law today by Governor Snyder, public employers can cap health care benefits at $5,500 per year for an individual worker, $11,000 per year for a worker and spouse, or $15,000 per year for a family. As an alternative, governments could offer to split the premium costs 80-20 with employees.
“Small businesses that can afford health insurance for their workers typically pay higher rates for much less coverage than what is afforded to the public employees,” said Owens. “This brings the public benefits into line with the private sector.”
With the state's massive fiscal problems and sputtering private economy, the reform signed into law today was an imperative for Michigan taxpayers, Owens said.
“Without these changes the system would have collapsed. The taxpayers would have been hurt badly and the public employees would have lost everything,” said Owens. “So, as painful as this is, it is a fairer arrangement for everyone.”
For more information about NFIB, please visit www.nfib.com/michigan .
The Airport Commission has scheduled three meetings over the next few months. The first meeting on this schedule is for October 1, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Peaine Township Hall.
Tim Timsak, as he was know for years on Beaver Island, has passed away. His wife Vera Timsak had preceeded Tim him in death. Tim and Vera lived in the mobile home on the corner across from the St. James Marine dock. Informaton about a service planned for the future will be presented when available.
From beaverislandforum by Sheri Timsak: "Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers - we are so blessed to have so many wonderful friends and family. We know that he is where he has been wanting to be for a long time and that Vera was waiting for him. We will hopefully be doing a memorial service in the spring when family members would be able to be here. Thanks again. Obituary to follow in a couple days."
Byron Patrick “Pat” Crane, Jr. passed away peacefully on September 22 at his home in Novi, Michigan. He was 84 years old. Pat was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 29, 1926 to Anne McHugh and Byron P. Crane, Sr. Pat was one of eight children born to Byron P. Crane, Sr.
After graduating from Catholic Central High School and serving in the U.S. Army in the Pacific theatre during WWII, Pat went on to receive both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Detroit. It was during this time that he met Teresa Jean VanDuzer, the love of his life and wife of 53 years. They met on a blind date on his birthday in December, 1949, at the Oarsman's Ball hosted by the Detroit Boat Club on Belle Isle. They eventually married in June, 1953. Pat and Teresa first lived in Detroit, and later moved to Birmingham, Michigan, where they raised seven children.
Pat led a distinguished career of over 37 years with General Motors, retiring as the General Director of Labor Relations in 1988. He was a periodic guest lecturer at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University. Pat also served on the Board of Directors at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan, for several years following his retirement.
Apart from the many successes Pat experienced in his professional life, the most valued and cherished part of his life was the time he spent with family and friends. Along with his wife Teresa, he raised and watched over his seven children, thirteen grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He stayed in touch with each one to the very end, sharing family news and being a part of their lives. Known for his strong wit, sage advice, and wonderful sense of humor, Pat was a constant presence in his community of friends that stretched from his roots in Detroit, his General Motors colleagues, and the friends he and Teresa made on Beaver Island, Michigan.
Pat is survived by his children Susan (Robert) Johnson; Molly (Richard) Katko; Robert (Antoinette) Crane; Byron (Michele) Crane; Martin (Patricia) Crane; Evelyn (Michael) Oliver; and Daniel (Susan) Crane; his siblings Sr. Anne Marie Crane, IHM; Frederick L. (Doris) Crane; Maureen Crane; and Rose Crane. He is pre-deceased by his parents; his wife Teresa Jean; his sister Mary Ellen Crane; and his brothers Martin J. (Marie) Crane and Robert J. (Mary Kay) Crane.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering on Thursday, October 27, from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m., at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home , 1368 Crooks Rd. (between 14 and 15 Mile Rds). A Memorial mass will be held at St. Regis Catholic Church (Lahser at Lincoln), Bloomfield Hills, on Friday, October 28, at 10:30 a.m.
Memorials appreciated to IHM Retirement Fund, 610 West Elm Street, Monroe, MI 48162.
E. B. Lange will be moving off the Island to move into an assisted living facility down near Chelsea nearer to her sons and daughters. On September 25, 2011, the Beaver Island Christian Church organized an open house to formally say goodbyes to her. This open house was held at the Gregg Fellowship Center at 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Several people stopped in throughout the hour and a half gathering.
Cake, cookies, punch, and coffee were available for those who stopped in.
Goodbye, E.B., and thank you for all your years of support!
Starting in October
Thurs. Fri., and Sat. 12:00 until 4:00
Thank you for a busy, profitable, and enjoyable summer. If you need help with a donation, please call the shop at 2534 or Donna at 2797.
15 year old Logan Marie McDonough died Tuesday evening from injuries sustained in an afternoon car crash in Leelanau County. Logan, daughter of Todd and Julie McDonough, was the passenger in the vehicle driven by Lane Rudd, 16.
The Sheriff Department still isn't sure why the accident happened, but at approximately 3:20 Tuesday afternoon, September 20, 2011, the car left the road, struck a utility pole and eventually came to a rest on the car's roof. Both Lane and Logan were transported to Munson Medical Center, where Logan died.
The entire Island community sends thoughts and prayers to the McDonough family in this time of loss. There are no words that can express the feelings of so many who grieve with you.
A Facebook memorial page is already set up for Logan McDonough.
Logan Marie McDonough, 15, of Cedar, died unexpectedly Tues. Sept. 20, 2011.
She was born Oct. 5, 1995, in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Todd J. and Julie C. (Jarvie) McDonough.
Logan was an extremely smart and friendly sophomore at Glen Lake High School. She enjoyed playing soccer and spending time with her friends. She also enjoyed babysitting and working with her mom at her daycare. Logan loved spending time on Beaver Island with her family.
She is survived by her parents, her sister Casey L., brothers Peyton J.W. and Brady T. all at home, Grandmother Skip McDonough of Beaver Island, grandparents Edward and Yvonne Jarvie of Traverse City, and a large extended family, many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandfather Bud McDonough.
A funeral mass will be held Fri. Sept. 23, at 11 am, at Glen Lake High School Gymnasium with Fr. Pat Cawley officiating. The family will receive friends Thurs. Sept. 22, at the Glen Lake High School Auditorium from 5:45 to 9 pm. Memorial donations may be made to the Logan Marie McDonough Scholarship Fund, ? Glen Lake High School, 3375 W. Burdickville Rd., Maple City, MI 49664.
Arrangements have been handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign her online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com
Beaver Island Natural Resources and Eco-tourism Steering Committee
2011-2012 Meeting Schedule
All meetings open to the public
Entire Steering Committee to meet at 7 p.m. at Peaine Township Hall
November 21, 2011
January 16, 2012
March 19, 2012
May 21, 2012
July 16, 2012
Executive Committee to meet at 4:30 p.m. at Peaine Township Hall **denotes date or time change
** October 27, 2011 at 7 p.m.
November 21, 2011
December 19, 2012
January 16, 2012
February 20, 2012
March 19, 2012
April 16, 2012
May 21, 2012
June 18, 2012
July 16, 2012
THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE PEAINE TOWNSHIP BOARD ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 AT 7:00 PM AT THE PEAINE TOWNSHIP HALL.
THE ONLY AGENDA ITEM FOR THIS MEETING IS: ADOPTION OF THE MILLAGE RATES FOR ALL TOWNSHIP FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINING APRIL 1, 2012.
Posting Date Sept. 23, 2011
Leadership Charlevoix County (LCC) is off to a great start with a recent retreat to Beaver Island. The 14 participants of the inaugural class learned about the history of the island, as well as modern life and the many organizations that collaborate to provide important services to island residents. The leadership participants visited the Beaver Island Community Center, Mormon Print Shop, Beaver Island Community School and Community Health Center. The Little Traverse Conservancy conducted a tour of Little Sand Bay and the group visited the Beaver Island Fire Station to see a chunk of steel beam that came from the rubble of the World Trade Center brought down by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001.
LCC used CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island as the setting for the overnight stay and team-building experience. Participants enjoyed a bonfire on the shores of Lake Michigan as they began to build their team and skills as leaders.
The participants will continue to meet on a monthly basis for another eight months to learn about and discuss topics including government, health and human services, economic development, education, arts and philanthropy, environmental and natural resources, and various leadership skills such as creativity, communications, business ethics and media relations.
An important aspect of the program is a mentorship where participants connect with current county leaders. Class participants will work together to create and carry out a community service project that addresses some needs in the county. There will be various homework assignments that include attending a governmental meeting and creating a personal leadership plan.
The Leadership class of 2012 includes: Thomas Cannon, City of East Jordan; Cathy Dewey, Beaver Island Boat Company; Darcie Dietrich-Buell, Boyne District Library; Jill Drury, Charlevoix County Transit; Christopher Faulknor, Boyne City Gazette; Betsy Granstra, Charlevoix Area Community Pool; Sue Hocquard, Charlevoix County Transit; Jennifer Kenney, Harbor Industries; Sara Kessler, Spanner, Solace Spa and Boyne Area Gymnastics and Dance; Sheri McWhirter, Petoskey News-Review; Erin Nickel, East Jordan Iron Works; Bethany Pearson, Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce; Laura Potter, Charlevoix Public Library; and Jennifer Sabsook, Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District.
For more information or questions regarding Leadership Charlevoix County, contact Mishelle Shooks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 231.547.2101. Questions can also be directed to the Boyne City, East Jordan, Charlevoix and Beaver Island Chambers of Commerce.
Photo caption : The inaugural Leadership Charlevoix County class of 2012 at Little Sand Bay on Beaver Island includes (from left) Erin Nickel, Jennifer Kenney, Bethany Pearson, Betsy Granstra, Laura Potter, Sheri McWhirter, Christopher Faulknor, Darcie Dietrich-Buell, Cathy Dewey, Sara Kessler, Thomas Cannon, Sue Hocquard, Jennifer Sabsook and Jill Drury.
Volunteer to support The Beaver Island Community School
College and Career Day! - May 2012
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Beaver Island gears up for annual fall festival
The 10th annual Bite of Beaver Island Food Festival will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011.
The day begins with a Bike Ride at 8:00 a.m. (weather permitting), starting at the public beach parking lot. Ride 2 to 12 miles and make a donation of your choice to the Sports Boosters based on miles ridden. Call organizer Linda Frysinger at 231-651-9618 for more information.
Be at the Print Shop Museum at 10:00 a.m. for the start of the Island Boodle, a 5K Walk and Run, organized this year by Judy Boyle. The Boodle also benefits the Island Sports Boosters. (Registration: Pick up forms at the Chamber office or online at BeaverIsland.org).
The Community Center will be the site for booths featuring arts, crafts, sweets and packaged foods from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The annual apple pie contest will be judged by former 1 st place winners this year. Bring your pie to the kitchen at Holy Cross Hall between 10 a.m. and noon . Put your name on the bottom of the pie tin. Pies will be judged on presentation (10 pts), general appearance (10 pts), and taste (30 points). Judging will take place at 1:30 p.m. with the announcement of the top two winners (with great prizes from Dalwhinnie and the Blue Pearl) at 2:30 p.m.
The top two pies will be auctioned off, with the proceeds donated to the organization of the baker's choice.
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).
Also at Holy Cross Hall during the Bite of Beaver:
* Freshly made apple cider (watch it being made!)
* Hayrides for the whole family sponsored by Andy's Boarding and Grooming Barn and Beaver Island Financial Center .
Nightlife for the festival weekend includes a special event at the Community Center on Saturday, October 8 th at 8pm , the Peacemeal String Band . Enjoy old-time traditional & contemporary folk featuring the hammered dulcimer, claw hammer banjo, tenor guitar, and Appalachian-style fiddle - exciting vocal harmonies and a unique mixture of musical styles. Tickets – contact the Community Center.
Here are handy links to the Bite & Boodle entry forms.
Chef: http://www.beaverisland.org/2011-chef.pdf Space is limited, don't delay.
Craft, Sweets, Packaged Food: http://www.beaverisland.org/2011-craft.pdP
Boodle 5K: http://www.beaverisland.org/2011boodle.pdf Questions?
Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce (231) 448-2505 Chamber@BeaverIsland.org
9-22-2011 The Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce has received a check for $300 from the 90 th District Court in Charlevoix. The money is restitution paid by Jamison Johnson for the Labor Day weekend break in at the Chambers office.
“It appears that Mr. Johnson plead guilty and agreed to pay the damages we requested,” said Chamber Director Steve West. “Thanks to the good police work of Deputy Travis Williams he was apprehended quickly. Professional evidence gathering work resulted in a solid case.”
What a great treat this is! You seldom see a pileated woodpecker, let alone get a chance to photograph one! Thanks, Jim!
Sheriff Don Schneider is warning the citizens and business owners in Charlevoix County of a telephone scam taking place around the community.
A company called Hometown Publishing is contacting people, via the telephone, and is offering advertisement space on a local map that would feature Boyne City, East Jordan, and the county. The sales pitch is somewhat high pressured, stating that payment had to be made that day by credit card. Sheriff Schneider is advising people not to give out their credit card or any financial information to a company that you do not know or trust.
Hometown Publishing is also stating that it is endorsed by the Sheriff's Department when in fact the Sheriff's Office has never endorsed them ever. The Sheriff's Office has not or is not endorsing any advertisement from this company.
Tuesday, September 27: Marilyn Racine, Shari Elsworth Wojciehowski, and Rose Cole
Wednesday, September 28: Marika Struik BeVier and Melissa Bartels
Thursday, September 29: Thomas Freundl, Kaylyn Maggie Jones, and Melissa Jayne Bailey
Saturday, September 30: Pat Hyler Anderson, Sandy Rohrer Reinwall, and Courtney Moore
Sunday, October 2: Krista Smith
BINN came across a group tallying the amount of trash and the type of trash found at the public beach, the Jewell Gillespie Park. Emmalee Antkoviak, John Brady Robert, and Grainne' Cushman worked with KK Belfy and Michelle LaFreniere to clean this park area.
Ken McDonald said, "Today was the BI Beach Cleanup. 32 volunteers cleaned miles of beach." Here is the list items picked up at the public beach:
First of all, Glenn Cashman's father is named Bill, but he is not the Bill Cashman that lives on Beaver Island. It is possible that many generations ago, these two Bill Cashmans may be somehow related, but Glenn does not believe that there is much, if any. Glenn is a soft-spoken married man, who graduated from Lake Superior State University and is seeking his Masters degree from there as well. He is about eight credits short of his Masters degree in Curriculum Development. He is currently taking a reading class. So, meet Glenn Cashman in his own words.
We are having our closing party on October 8th this year. Anyone and everyone is welcome.
The Peaine Board moved forward with the issue revolving around the Phragmities Administrator and the treatment of the shoreline. They agreed to send a bill to the State of Michigan for the costs of treating state land. The board agreed to appoint the recommended names on the NRESC with Sandra Birdsall being the Peaine representative. Paul Welke asked about why the board members had not received information about the Township Airport issues prior to the meeting. Jack Gallagher asked that the two Peaine representatives for the airport commission bring to the airport commission the township request for information and the budget that was supposed to be presented to the township in July 2011. Jack Gallagher and Paul Welke both made suggestions related to the Air Ambulance issue. (There was one error in the discussion suggesting that the Feasibility Study for Air Ambulance was not available. This feasibility study has been on the News on the 'Net and the county website since it was made public at the August meetings of St. James Township and Peaine Township. Since it is a 41 page document, the electronic availability and the printing ability made more sense than printing all 41 pages for anyone interested.)
The Air Ambulance Feasibility Study Report by Michael Slattery is available at the following locations:
http://beaverislandnews.com/ 110714%20BIEMS%20FW%20AA% 20Evaluation%283%29.pdf
Of interest in this meeting were the re-discussion of reservations for the public yacht dock, the reappointment of two members to the Beaver Island Transportation Authority, the resignation of Jacque LaFreniere as Phragmities Administrator effective at the end of this treatment season, Don Vyse's report on receiving donations for Whiskey Point Lighthouse renovation, and serious discussion of the inequity of property taxes paid by St. James Township residents in comparison to the Peaine Township residents.
You may view video of any part of this meeting HERE
Searching through several websites, BINN found this one website that provides information about Jenny Bousquet and her music. The music found here is impressive in its beautiful harmonies. Take a quick listen and see if you like what you hear. BINN likes it, and sends out applause to the musical style and efforts by this former Island resident and former BICS student.
The Beaver Island EMS thanks the Beaver Island Fire Department Auxiliary and Resale Shop volunteers for their recent donation to EMS. The donation of $4,491.29 was spent on new radios and pagers for EMS. Thank you!
The federal government through the communications regulatory body, the Federal Communications Commission, has required the public safety frequencies to change their bandwidth by the end of 2012. The plan is to cut the width of the frequency range for each channel in half, which would provide almost twice as many channels. Several years ago, the Citizen Band radios were divided into Upper Single Side Band and Lower Single Side Band for the same purpose-gaining more channels. Beaver Island EMS isbeing proactive in making sure that all radios and all pagers will be able to be converted to this narrow band requirement when it is required. The proposed change-over date to the narrow band requirement is during 2012 with all radios converted by December 31, 2012.
Narrowbanding FCC Mandate
In an effort to promote greater spectrum efficiency, the FCC is requiring all Public Safety and Industrial/Business licensees using 25 kHz VHF and UHF radios systems migrate to minimum 12.5 kHz efficiency by January 1, 2013
Donna Kubic, manager of the BIRHC, announced today that the flu shots are now available. Please call BIRHC at 448-2275 to set up an appointment.
The morning began with a page to all Charlevoix, Emmett, and Cheboygan EMS, Fire, and Law Enforcement agencies time to coincide with the 8:46 a.m. crash of the first aircraft into the Twin Towers ten years ago. Radio silence was maintained until 9:11 am on 9/11/11 in memory of those lost in the 9/11 disaster. For some, this was a very emotional reminder of this "attack on our country."
The AMVETS Post 46, The Beaver Island Volunteer Fire Department, The Beaver Island Emergency Medical Service, The Sheriffs department and The Beaver Island Community School gathered together for an observance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. It took place on Sunday, September 11, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the Beaver Island Fire Department Station #1 in St. James Township.
A piece of the ruins of the World Trade Center at BIFD with fire boot representing all public service personnel who died in the 9/11 disaster.
Island public service personnel honored at this observance: AMVETs, EMS, and Fire Department..
Bob Tidmore spoke:
"We on Beaver Island have a physical reminder of that day with a part of one of the World Trade Towers on display here at the Fire Department. When we look at the piece of twisted metal we can only imagine the noise, dust and confusion on that terrible day as those towers came to the ground.
During that time in New York City and Washington DC members of law enforcement, emergency medical personnel and firefighters became heroes when many of them sacrificed their own lives to save others. Today, September 11, let us remember those who gave their lives there and honor those who still respond to our daily calls. God Bless the United States and the men and women in public safety who put their lives on the line every day as our first line of defense against disaster. We are honored to have with us today our own first responders from the Beaver Island Emergency Medical Service, the Fire Department and the Sheriffs Department. We thank them most gratefully for their dedication and service to our community. These men and women exemplify the meaning of good citizenship and we appreciate their service. There is also one group we also want to remember, individuals who work closely with these men and women and are an integral part of their efforts, and that is the excellent staff at the Beaver Island Rural Health Center. At this time lets all give them a round of applause.
Also let us not forget those men and women in our armed forces who are in harms way as they combat the terrorist threat this country still faces. Let us hope for a safe return to their homes and families.
We have with us today students from the Beaver Island Community Schools to share with us their thoughts on the significance of 9/11."
Adam Richards made a few comments and then he introduced the BICS students who were to speak.
Michael McCafferty spoke.
Olivia Schwartzfisher spoke:
"I am honored to stand before you today to reflect on the images of September 11th, 2001. Images that have shaped me... images that have had the greatest impact on the shaping of my person... Images that at times, I cannot shake from my very soul. Images that as a younger child instilled fear in me…..Fear that I worked hard to overcome.... Images that have given me pride in my country.... Images that have given me tremendous sorrow, yet tremendous joy as how we as a country rose together, as one people, truly one nation under God. Images of the twin towers falling, people jumping, releasing themselves from a fate of fire. Images of our Pentagon burning, our military leaders for one brief moment overcome by smoke and fire. A hole in the ground in a field in Pennsylvania, created my brave men and women, to save our Capitol or White House. I carry with me the image of the President's face the moment he was told this was happening. He was talking to children, my very age, and yet, his resolve was not to scare them.
Our world changed that very instant.
We all can close our eyes and know right where we were at the moment we learned of this tragic happening. We can trace our actions of that horrific day, and the coping we had to do to grasp what was actually happening around us.
Through a child's eyes, these images I've endured. Through a young adult's heart, I have hugged Brett Maudrie as he has returned safely to us. As he has fought for our freedoms; as a result of an action that has taken place ten years ago today. He gets it; he gets the significance.
It is not about the defeating of America, It is not about the altering of our existence. It is, however, about holding our heads high and fighting for our freedoms; the freedoms that made this happen in the first place. Our nation, may have changed at that moment; however we all, became stronger. We were touched to our very soul, our very core at that moment. The images that we never should forget; the images that we hold, in our heart massacred. We should play them over and over, in our hearts and minds, as these images have shaped us. We are truly one nation under God, indivisible in spite of tragic events, stronger, more resolved as a nation because of images that happened that fateful day when I was a child.
Thank you and GOD BLESS AMERICA."
Kathy Speck led the entire assembly in the emotional singing of "God Bless America."
Paul Niehaus read a prayer prepared by Bob Hoogendoorn.
And the program ended with the playing of "Taps" by Paul Hiehaus.
Bud Martin has put up a flag pole on his property across from the DNR building. Included in the display next to the flag pole is an old boiler painted black as well as an anchor. The boiler came from Squaw Island. Charley Martin, Bud's father, had hauled two of the boilers from Squaw Island with the intention of selling them for scrap metal. The anchor is historical from the Beaver Island Archipelago, but the history has not yet been verified.. Thank you to Bob Tidmore who sent these pictures to show the display.
Boiler and Flag Pole
Anchor and boiler
With slightly over 270 bricks in the planned walkways and many volunteers of the AMVETS Post 46, the work at the Veteran's Memorial is moving along quite well. Beaver Island News on the 'Net offers this fifteen minute video to honor the veterans and the work of the AMVETs in getting this far in just fourteen months. In July 2010, the oldest veteran on the Island was Carl Felix, Carl turned the first shovel full of dirt in early July 2010. In this short period of time, a wonderful memorial has been created for the Beaver Island veterans. Here with music to accompany the walk to and through the memorial is our attempt to show off the memorial for those not able to view it in person.
On October 8th, the former winners of the Bite of Beaver Island Apple Pie Contest will be the judges for the annual baking competition. As the judges won't be entering the contest there are even more opportunities for great bakers out there to “take home the crown” and win the Annual Pie Contest. You need to turn your pie into the kitchen at Holy Cross Hall between 10 a.m. and noon on October 8, 2011. Judging will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the announcement of the top two winners of the prizes at 2:30 p.m.
Please put your name on the bottom of the pie tin. All are welcome to watch the judging. Pies will be judged on taste, appearance and presentation. This is the eleventh year for this annual Beaver Island Pie Contest.
If you have questions, call Elaine West at 448-2377.
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|PLAYOFF NIGHT RESULTS:|
|TEAM #1 BEAT TEAM #5 12-8|
|TEAM #2 BEAT TEAM #4 12-8|
|TEAM #3 BEAT TEAM #6 12-8|
|TEAM #7 BEAT TEAM #8 14-6|
Picture by Frank Solle. Thank you, Frank!
As you can see by the standings and picture above, Joe Moore and Buck Ridgeway took the title in the fall golf league by playing their game and continuing the steady play they have been doing for the last few weeks. Although Jeff Mestelle and Ryan Smith gave them a run for their money during the play-off night, they were not able to pull off a strong finish to win the first place bragging rights. With a win against Frank Solle and John Runberg, Chuck Carpenter and Ernie Martine almost took over second place, but didn't quite make the mark being one point less than Jeff and Ryan, putting Chuck and Ernie in third and moving Frank and John to fourth.
One interesting event happened on the golf course on this last day of fall golf league play-offs. One team's member swung at his golf ball on a tee box of hole number eight.with a swing speed of about 90-100 miles per hour. The golf ball went up less than eight inches and landed in the hole where the tee had been. The tee was launched numerous yards, but the ball didn't go anywhere. Now this is not posted here to make fun of the player or point fingers, but what happened on the tee box for hole number nine is completely unbelievable. This same player stood on the tee box for hole number nine and stated, "If I do the same thing that happened on hole number eight, I'll drop my drawers right here and now." This same person swung at about 90-100 miles per hour club speed, and the tee was launched numerous yards once again, but, unbelievably, the ball went up in the air a very small height and landed once again close to the hole made by the tee. You the reader will have to imagine the result.
The Holy Cross Altar Society is doing its annual raffle for fundraising. The Altar Society will be selling raffle tickets from now until October when the Bite of Beaver takes place. This smaller print of the original painting will be presented to the altar society member who sells the most tickets. The drawing will take place on October 8, 2011, at 2 pm at Holy Cross Parish Hall. The tickets are on the island, and they should be available now. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. They will be for sale after mass on weekends, at McDonough's' Market, or you can contact Audrey Beilman for more information at 448-2083. The altar society has received a raffle license from the State of Michigan, #X78435.
A bike ride to benefit Beaver Island Sports Boosters will be held, Saturday, Oct., 8, 2011, at 8 a.m . Bikers will meet at beach parking lot next to Holy Cross Parish Hall , bike 2-12 miles and make a donation of your
choice based on miles biked. Flyers will be posted around town after July 4th and be available at the Chamber of Commerce office . Bike rental is available. You could make it a duathlon if you register for and run or walk the Island Boodle 5K at 10 a.m Registration fee benefits the Beaver Island Sports Boosters. Call Linda Frysinger at 231-651-9618 for further information.
We post school events, religious events, sports events, visiting minister events, and many other events including musical events, special events, and even regularly scheduled events. At the very least, the event will go on the Community Calendar, so others won't schedule something at the exact day and time of your event. Imagine the following:
Two well known and exceptional fundraising events are scheduled on the same day. How sad for those who work so hard to raise funds for a good cause.
This can be avoided by sending your dates to BINN,. You can send them by postal mail, email, or even call the editor at 448-2416. Email email@example.com
The Human Services Commission of Peaine and St. James townships has put together a resource manual--a guide to services available to all residents of Beaver Island. A copy of this resource manual appears below. Printed copies will soon be available at a number of locations, including the medical center and the library. Other locations will be announces later. Many thanks to Joan Vyse and Judi Meister for coordinating the information in the manual.
Complete Guide to Charlevoix County Human Services HERE
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.
(Copyright 2004, Phillip Michael Moore)
Update: 2/19/11---This video has had 108 viewings in the months of January and February so far. We hope that the views are getting the importance of having an air ambulance on Beaver Island and ready to go for the emergencies that have occurred here. It is obvious that ill and injured people are searching out other methods of transport since the transports for 2010 were down 50% compared to the last four years. While part of the cause is the depressed economy, the other part is the concern of being transported to the mainland and having a huge bill for that transport. BINN will continue to have this video available until something gets resolved with this issue. Comments so far: "You must be very proud of your son for doing this excellent video." "We never realized that this was still an issue." "Wow, a very important issue that seems to have been put on the back burner for too long. It's a burning issue."
Beaver Island has two flight services, and neither of them are currently certified or licensed to transport emergency patients from Beaver Island to the mainland. We thank the crews of the USCG helicopters for coming to do medical evacuations. We thank the flight services that have helped us get patients to the mainland for the last seven years and before. We thank Northflight for providing this service as well.
While a lot of things have changed over the last 7 years including a new school, a new executive director of EMS, new township supervisors,and new rural health center board members, there is one thing that has not changed.
When Phillip Michael Moore made this video as a Master's degree project, no one would have guessed that seven years later Beaver Island would still not have achieved this goal.
Please take the time to view the video. Please take some time to think about this, and then start asking some questions about how this can be resolved.
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The music played in the Holy Cross Hall in the late 70's and early 80's, recorded for posterity and shared here.
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