B.I. News on the 'Net, September 28-October 4, 2015

Phyllis' Daily Weather

for October 5, 2015

It's a dreary looking morning. Right now I'm showing 49°, wind is at 5 mph from the east, humidity is at 90%, pressure is steady at 1025 mb, and visibility is at 5.7 miles. Today: Cloudy. A 20% chance of rain showers in the morning (yes, they are here). Areas of fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s. East winds at 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Areas of fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. Light winds.

On this date of October 5, 1921 - The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time. The game was between the New York Giants and the New York Yankees. The New York Giants won.

Did you know that the grapefruit gets its name from the way it grows in clusters like grapes on a vine?

Word of the day: amphigory (AM-fi-fawr-ee, -gohr-ee) which means a meaningless or nonsensical piece of writing, especially one intended as a parody. Amphigory entered English in the early 1800s from the French word amphigouri, but its origin in French remains unknown.

Is This the Common Core Method of Giving Change?

by Joe Moore

Is this the Common Core method of giving change?

The bill is thirteen dollars and thirty-seven cents and the customer hands you a fifty dollar bill.  Explain how you would get the customer the proper change.

Step 1:  Change the fifty dollar bill into two twenties and a ten.  Yes, twenty plus twenty make forty and forty plus ten equals fifty.

Step 2:  You can’t give change until you can take the thirteen dollars and thirty-seven cents out of your pile of money.  So we have to break one of the twenties into two fives and a ten.  Set the other twenty and ten aside, they will be part of the change.

Step 3:  Take the ten and the five out of the new pile and then set the other five in the pile of change that you have set aside.  The amount in the change pile is now one twenty, one ten, and one five.

Step 4:  You can’t get thirteen dollars out of the ten and the five, so change the five into five ones.  You now have two piles.  One is the change pile and one is the bill pile.  There is a ten and five ones in the bill pile and the other pile has a twenty, a ten, and a five.

Step 5:  You can’t get any change until you exchange one of the ones for some change, so put the one dollar bill back in the cash register and take out four quarters.  Place one of the one dollar bills into the change pile, so you have a ten, three ones, and four quarters in the bill pile.

Step 6:  You don’t need two of the quarters since you only need thirty-seven cents, so put two quarters into the change pile.  You can’t get thirty-seven cents without some pennies, so put one quarter into the  cash register and take out two dimes and five pennies to put in the bill pile.  The bill pile now has one ten, three ones, one quarter, two dimes, and five pennies.

Step 7:  The bill pile can now provide the correct amount of money. Take the ten dollar bill, the three ones, one quarter, one dime, and two pennies and put this in the cash register.  Everything left is the change for the customer.  The change for customer should be one twenty, one ten, one five, one one, two quarters, one dime, and three pennies.  This should be 20 + 10 = 30; 30 + 5= 35; 35 + 1 = 36.  So the dollars in the change are $36.  25 + 25= 50; 50 + 10 = 60; 60 + 3 = 63.  So the cents in the change are $.63.  The change is $36.63.  Answer and work is correct, so you get 100%.

If you do it the old-fashioned way, you can’t be sure of your answer:
$50.00 - $13.37  was solved working right to left by taking seven from ten to get three, taking three from nine to get six, taking three from nine to get six, and taking one from four to get three.  Change is $36.63.

You certainly cannot get 100% by doing it the old fashioned way because that way only takes a few steps, and you don’t have three piles of money to work with.  Lastly, if the common core actually does it this way, I think it is stupid.  This is just my view of how silly I think common core math has become.

I’d actually do it like this:  Put the fifty on the drawer of the cash register.  Say out loud:  “thirty-seven,” (put three pennies in the customer’s hand), say, “forty,” (put a dime in the customer’s hand), say “fifty,” (put two quarters in the customer’s hand), say “fourteen,” put a one dollar bill in his hand, say “fifteen,” (place a five dollar bill in his hand), say “twenty,” (put another twenty dollar bill in his hand), say “forty,” (put a ten dollar bill in his hand), say “fifty,” and then say, “thank you,” and then put the fifty in the cash register and close the drawer.

Bite of Beaver, 10/3/15

The annual Bite of Beaver took place once again at the Holy Cross Hall with Stoney Acres, Josh Runberg, Shamrock, Friends of Beaver Island Vets, Holy Cross Altar Society, Nancy Sommer, Chamber of Commerce, Paradise Bay Coffee Shop, and Beaver Island Christian Church represented in the hall. This Fall event seems to continue to be a very positive opportunity to have visitors come to the island, and is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

And a good time was had by all! If you left the hall hungry, you just didn't want to eat!

LaDonis Mooney Dies

(The following was written by Duane Mooney)

It is with a very heavy heart that I report the sudden loss of my father, LaDonis Francis Mooney, age 79 of Beaver Island, and Escanaba, MI. He is survived by Theresa Alimenti, her loving family, and his children: Duane (Gregory Serrano), Sheri Timsak (Joseph), Terry (Linda Walden), Dawn Marsh (Robert), Roberta Griggs (Keith), Darryl (Maria), six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He was born in 1936 on the family farm on Beaver Island, MI to Francis and Elizabeth (Tetsloff McCafferty) He left school in the 7th grade to help work the farm. Gifted with innate mechanical ability, he became a skilled electrician. It was not only his career, but his avocation. He did much of the electrical work on the island for 35 years. He could fix almost anything!

After the death of of our mother, Eleanor (Pischner), we were delighted when he found a soulmate in Theresa Alimenti. She ensured that his last years were filled with love, laughter, and adventure.

At every family gathering, especially if any of his 5 brothers were present, we were regaled with mirthful tales of Beaver Island of the past and the folks that inhabited it.

Thank you, Dad, for the many gifts of love, laughter, knowledge, strength, kindness, support that you gave us over the years.

(More information will be posted as it becomes available.)

UPDATE: The funeral mass for LaDonis will be held on October 17, 2015, at 11:00 am at Holy Cross Church, Father Patrick Cawley, officiating with burial immediately following at Holy Cross Cemetery. A luncheon will be served afterward at Holy Cross Parish Hall.

Islander Soccer in Grand Marais

First of all, if you want to consider the numbers of students in a particular school, Grand Marais certainly beats Beaver Island for the school with the fewest students. This doesn't mean that they aren't able to field a soccer team. Grand Marais has just about half as many students as Beaver Island, and the island numbers are down.

Beaver Island won two soccer matches in Grand Marais with the scores being 6-2 and 8-0. Deb Bousquet was a chaperone and took News on the 'Net video camera to record the two wins as well as some pictures.

Beaver Island at Grand Marais Friday video

Beaver Isalnd at Grand Marais Saturday video

Friday Soccer Pics

Flying to the UP for the matches.

Islanders win 6-2.

Saturday Soccer Pics

Islanders win 8-0

Phyllis' Daily Weather

for October 4, 2015

Again the island is reeling from another loss as Ladonis Mooney entered Heaven's gate. A quiet man, unassuming, and a wonderful electrician, I'm certain that now he's adjusting all the angel's halos and the stars to make sure each has the correct amount of light.

Right now it's 50°, wind is at 9 mph from the east with gusts to 21 mph, humidity is at 78%, pressure is steady at 1028 mb, and visibility is at 9.3 miles. Today: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 50s. East winds at 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph. Tonight: Cloudy. Chance of rain showers in the evening, then a slight chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. Light winds. Gusts up to 20 mph in the evening.

On this date of October 4, 1927 - The first actual work of carving began on Mount Rushmore.

Did you know that banana plants can grow as high as 6 meters (20 feet) tall?

Word of the day: atelier (AT-l-yey, at- l-YEY; French: atuh-LYEY) which means a workshop or studio, especially of an artist, artisan, or designer.

2015 Beaver Boodle

This is a 5K race, walk, run, or just get outside and enjoy the day event. It's purpose is to raise funds for the Sports Boosters and help cover costs of BICS sports teams. The day was one that Winnie the Pooh would have called "Blustery." Quite windy and cool did not stop those who had come to the island to participate, nor those from the island who chose to brave the weather and get outside on a blustery fall day. The course started at the BICS driveway, went down the Holy Cross Hall hill, down the Main Street, and out to the Whiskey Point Light. It then continued back past McDonough's Market, up the short road by Beaver Island Marine to the Back Highway, and down to the Donegal Bay Road. Just before passing the Island Treasures ReSale Shop, the course turned left in the subdivision on the pavement to the Brothers Place, back out to the Kings Highway, with the finish line at the school driveway. The race started at 10:30 a.m. on October 3, 2015.

Beaver Boodle Start and Winners at the Finish Clip

BICS announcement, race start, and registration

The course for the 5K

The start of the race

The first three across the finish line.

The BI Sports Booster would like to thank the Sponsors and Island Business, the supportive Community, Volunteers, Donators, Runners, and Walkers for being so generous in supporting this event which raises much need funds for our Beaver Island Community School Athletic Programs.

There were a total of 59 Runners and Walkers that participated for the slightly blustery Island Boodle. Hosted at the BICS in the open gym with lots of bagels, healthy treats, and refreshments before and after the race.There was a new route posted with large signs to assist the participants along the way. A water stop at the half way point with our local EMS assisting. Also, some very neck and neck finishes resulting in a tie for the Male Runners. Then awards and trophies for the top finishers and lots of raffle prizes for the participants. A special thanks goes out to the many first time visitors to the Island who came to enjoy the Island Boodle with us.

Congratulations to all the Boodle Winners:

Men Runners:
1st-Tie, Clayton Beault and Cameron LaVasseur @ 22:25,
2nd-Marvin Boluyt 27:09
3rd-Scott France 28:30

Women Runners:
1st-Lianne McLennon 24:40
2nd-Rachel Jones 28:16
3rd-Pat Walquist 31:05

Men Walkers:
1st-Jeff Stone 45:45
2nd-Bob Turner 45:50
3rd-John Gerrish 50:01

Women Walkers:
1st-Melissa Hauger 47:00
2nd-Sarah Rohner 47:20
3rd-Jamie Cooley 49:48

The first place overall winners for Male Runner (Clayton) and Female Runner (Lianne), both first time visitors from Canada, left today not only with a trophy but a Round Trip Ticket generously donated by Island Airways and a BIMF Weekend Pass won in the raffle. Congratulations!

We are already looking forward to next year!

Artisans at the Community Center

The artisans were set up and ready to do business at the Community Center before the Beaver Boodle started. BINN editor Joe Moore got in the front door to check things out before the official opening at 11 a.m. The artisans are planning to be at the Community Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to be available for early Christmas shopping. Here's hoping they have a successful time and that all that are on the island will stop by to see them.

Clip of the Artisans set up and ready for business


Phyllis' Daily Weather

for October 3, 2015

It's 51° outside this morning with a cloudy sky, wind is at 17 mph from the east with gusts up to 26 mph, humidity is at 66%, pressure is steady at 1033 mb, and visibility is at 10+ miles. Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. East winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. East winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

On this date of October 3, 1863 - U.S. President Lincoln declared that the last Thursday of November would be recognized as Thanksgiving Day.

Did you know that ostrich meat is the leanest of all red meats?

Word of the day: melee (MEY-ley, mey-LEY, MEL-ey) which means 1) confusion; turmoil; jumble: the melee of Christmas shopping. 2) a confused hand-to-hand fight or struggle among several people. Melee is derived from the French word mêlée. It is related to the more common word medley from the Anglo-French word medler meaning "to mix, fight."

(It looks to be a nice day for the Beaver Boodle and the Bite of Beaver. Hope you are here to enjoy it!)

Lady Islanders Head to Mackinac Island

Today, October 3, 2015, the Lady Islanders are playing in a volleyball tournament on Mackinac Island. Good Luck and Play Hard, Lady Islanders!

Islanders Win at Grand Marais

The soccer games this weekend are away games at Grand Marais. BINN reporter Deb Bousquet went with the Islanders to Grand Marais this weekend. Deb reports that the Islander have won the soccer match tonight, October 2, 2015, with a score of 6-2. There will be pictures and video from our reported Deb Bousquet when she returns to the island after the soccer match tomorrow morning.

Taste Bud Heaven

by Joe Moore

This website doesn't do many features such as food critique or travel destination suggestions. This particular article might fit into the food critique category, but you will have to be the judge. How appropriate this is considering that tomorrow is the Bite of Beaver as well as the Beaver Boodle!

On Tuesday the dinner special at Stoney Acre Grill was a "Chicken and Truffle Sausage." This meal was absolutely astounding. Your entire palate began an orgasm of flavor and taste. Every bite was worth savoring. Nothing else entered the mouth when this marvelous bouquet and flavor was present. This meal was amazing, but the star of the show was the Chicken and Truffle Sausage.

Now, as frequently happens when there is a one day special, the next day makes use of the highlight of the special of the day before. Liam Racine outdid himself with the next item that was on the menu. This item was on the menu on Wednesday and Thursday. It was even more amazing than the dinner special. Just when I couldn't believe that my palate could taste anything better than the Chicken and Truffle Sausage, I was proven wrong with the next creation. Taking the chicken sausage and adding wild mushrooms into a hearty and chunky soup was an outstanding idea. Not only did I get the flavors of the original dinner special, but the wild mushrooms added just one more layer.

This soup was so good, that I had it for lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, and then once again for dinner on Thursday. I don't know if there is any left for anyone to have on Friday, but I can tell you it is truly well worth the trip out to Stoney Acre to give it a try. Now, the Italian Wedding Soup was pretty good, and Marilyn's chili near perfection, is but this concoction of flavors was outstandingly brilliant. Thank you, Liam! Thank you, Stoney Acres! You will have to work pretty hard to improve on this masterpiece.

Phyllis' Daily Weather

for October 2, 2015

Fall is slowing showing its face - not a whole lot of color yet, but the temperature is getting lower all the time. Right now I'm showing 47°, wind at 13 mph from the east with gusts up to 19 mph, humidity at 77%, pressure rising from 1034 mb, and visibility is at 9.5 miles. Today: Mostly sunny. Patchy frost in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to east 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear. Areas of frost after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.

On this date of October 2, 1950 - "Peanuts," the comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz, was published for the first time in seven newspapers.

Did you know that in American supermarkets peanut butter is one of the most frequently purchased items?

Word of the day: peripeteia (per-uh-pi-TAHY-uh, -TEE-uh) which means a sudden turn of events or an unexpected reversal, especially in a literary work. Peripeteia entered English in the late 1500s from the Greek word peripéteia, also meaning "sudden change." The Greek root peripetḗs literally means “falling around.”


These letters in the title are not secret code or gang lingo. They are medical lingo. The local emergency medical service sponsored an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) American Heart Association (AHA) education program yesterday, October 1, 2015. The program was an exhausting, and challenging program of video and hands on practical skills. Each participant was required to demonstrate some basic and advanced airway skills and test out of these skills. In addition the rest of the rather long day required study, recognition of EKG rhythms, cardiac pharmacology, and treatment algorithms for many cardiac issues. These issues included cardiac arrest, stable and unstable bradycardia (very slow heart beat), stable and unstable tachycardia (very fast heart beat), as well as critical thinking as the simulated patient moved quickly from one condition to another. Another two portions of the class were also presented. Acute Coronary Syndrome, or commonly known as heart attack or chest pain protocol, was also done in simulation, practice, and practical skill; as was Stroke care.

The Health Occupations class from BICS came on over to the Governmental Center Conference Room to observe one of the scenarios using an IV arm, a cardiac rhythm generator, EKG monitor, airway manikin, and CPR manikin. The students observed an IV start, airway management including an advanced airway, the teamwork necessary for a successful resuscitation, and team leader directing all of the team members. Kathie Ehinger, BICS Health teacher, summarized the actions performed by the team for her students. The students then left so that the necessary debriefing of participants could continue without an audience.

The class began at 9 a.m. and continued well past the 6 p.m. scheduled end. The final aspects of the AHA education program included testing of the practical application of the skills and topics covered during the day as well as a written test of 50 questions requiring a passing score of 84%. All participants were successful in course completion. The participants included Kathie Ehinger, paramedic and HOSA teacher; Ken Bruland, former BIEMS paramedic; Bob Hamil, BIEMS paramedic; Christie VanLooy, former BIRHC PA; Kevin White, EMT and BIEMS Interim Director; and AHA ACLS Instructor, paramedic Joe Moore.

Christie, Ken, Bob, and Kevin

This is the fourth time this program has been offered on Beaver Island in the last four years. Congratulations to the successful participants!

Phyllis' Daily Weather

for October 1, 2015

Off the island today for a dentist appointment however I do have enough time to get the weather in. I'm showing 50° this morning with clear skies, wind is at 12 mph from the east with gusts up to 17 mph, humidity is at 75%, pressure is rising from 1030 mb, and visibility is at 9.4 miles. Today: Mostly sunny. Patchy frost in the morning. Highs in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Tonight: Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

On this date of October 1, 1971 - Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, FL.

Did you know that instant mashed potatoes (dehydrated potato flakes) were invented in Canada in 1962?

Word of the day: espial (ih-SPAHY-uh l) which means 1) the act of spying. 2) the act of keeping watch; observation. Espial is related to the word espy, which comes from the German word spähen meaning "to spy." The suffix -al forms nouns from verbs, as in the word refusal.

What's New at the Library

See what's new this week at the Beaver Island District Library at:

*** http://wowbrary.org/ nu.aspx?fb&p=9446-66 ***

There are one new video and one new children's book.

The new video this week is "Second Chances."

Islander Soccer and Lady Islander Volleyball News

The Lady Islanders traveled to the Northern Lights League Volleyball Tournament on Saturday Sept. 26, the tournament was held at the Sault Ste. Marie Middle School. The league teams included, BI, Mackinac Island, Ojibwe, Maplewood Baptist, Munising Baptist, and Hannahville. The teams played each of the teams in 2 games to 21. The top 4 teams advanced to the semifinals and final match. The Islanders and Ojibwe did not advance to the top 4 although they played hard and there were some very close games. 

Soccer did not have a match last weekend due to Paradise not having a team this year. 
The Soccer team did fly to Boyne City on Monday afternoon to play Boyne Concord Academy, the game was shortened due to weather but the ISlanders won 8-1. 
The Volleyball team flew to Kinross on Tuesday to play Ojibwe in a double match, we played 2 out of 3 games; We won the first match in 2 games and the 2nd match went to 3 games and we lost by 2 points in the 3rd game. 

This weekend the soccer team flyies to Grand Marais, and the volleyball team goes to Mackinac Island for a tournament.

Information from Kerry Smith, BICS Athletic Director

Phyllis' Daily Weather

for September 30, 2015

It's 50° this morning, with clear skies, wind is at 11 mph from the northeast, humidity is at 65%, pressure is rising from 1024 mb, and visibility is at 9.8 miles. Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Tonight: Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

On this date of September 30, 1982 - "Cheers" began an 11-year run on NBC-TV.

Did you know that over 550 hot dogs are eaten every second in the United States?

Word of the day: birling (BUR-ling) which means a game played by lumberjacks, in which each tries to balance longest on a floating log while rotating the log with the feet.

Gillespie Family Home Demolishment, Part II

Some of us can't possibly imagine how difficult this is for the family of Rita and Jewell Gillepie. We understand that the fire made the house damaged beyond usefulness. We understand that the house is being torn down, and we are sad for this family to see the house demolished. But, we will never be able to understand how it might feel to have our bedroom torn off or the family home that we grew up in totally and unmistakingly disappear part by part. If there is any solace in any of this, the family has great memories of sitting on the porch and talking to those who would walk by on their way to the beach. There are many memories that the family must be reliving, and try to imagine that you are the son that has the job of taking this house apart piece by piece.

At 1:30 pm 9/29/15

Later in the evening of 9/29/15

Video Clip on 9/29/15


Why We Do EMS

An Editorial by Joe Moore

Flying a patient off the island to be evaluated in the hospital emergency room is never just a job or something that EMS does without feeling and without emotions. The high point of this entire run was not getting the IV on the first try, nor running a 12-lead EKG, nor the stop at the BIRHC that was requested by the patient. The highlight of this one ambulance run and the flight in a licensed air transport vehicle was after landing in Charlevoix. As the paramedic and EMT began a walk into the terminal building, the Charlevoix EMS Director hollered back at us from the Charlevoix ambulance. The patient's wife had wanted to talk to us right there on the tarmac.

"Thank you so much," she said. "You did everything just right." Then she gave both the paramedic and the EMT a hug and a personal whispered thank you. This is the reason that most people in a rural environment do EMS. It has nothing to do with the lack of respect or being called "rabid dogs" in a public meeting, or the nasty cleanup that is sometimes necessary, nor the searching for the IV needle that we know we have to find to prevent someone else getting an injury.

Here's another story. Gloria writes:
"To the EMT that took care of me. I never knew your name, in fact at the time I didn't care. You and your partner picked me up at the hospital it was a cold after noon in Colorado. It was my junior year in high school and I was being transferred to the mental health ward or place in a different hospital all the way downtown. I remember you put a warm and cozy blanket over me, I was wearing those paper scrubs they give to people who try to commit suicide. Over it you placed a blanket, your partner laughed and told me "he thinks it helps keep in the warmth" I just half smiled. The drive was a good 30 minutes you kept an eye on my Iv and my heart rate. Instead of ignoring me and acting busy, you both talked to me. Asked me about me, asked me about my life goals. In fact you even told me about yourself and your own battle with depression. I remember looking into you warm eyes and seeing you ACTUALLY cared. You ACTUALLY were talking to me, something that at that time I felt no one did. Not even the drs who would just come in and ask the routine questions then sigh and walk out to fill out questions on the computer. Thank you. Thank you for treating me like a human, for talking to me and not just throwing a blanket over me, but actually keeping me warm. Thank you for your actual interest and telling me everything would be ok. Thank you for putting your life on the line for those who hurt. While everyone runs away from disaster you run towards it no help. This is the closest I'll ever be to tell that team thank you. If you want to publish it you can. I just wanted to say thank you to all the EMTs and paramedics, thank you so much. You've saved my life once and also my daughter's, when she was one stopped breathing in her sleep while she had a cold and turned out to be pneumonia. Thank you for all that you do." (From facebook)

We do this seemingly thankless job because of the feelings of thanks that we get from patients and families, even if they are never expressed at the time. We do this job because we know what to do when everyone else is standing around wondering what to do. We do this job because we actually make a difference when we do the job. This is all about doing the best we can for all of the patients who just happen to be unlucky enough to be the reason for the 911 call. We don't always agree with everything that others might do, but our disagreement is ALWAYS for pursuit of excellence in caring for the patients that need us. Yes, it's truly all about patient care. We are humans helping other humans in their times of distress.

This job is not about making "big bucks," if you can call sub-minimum wage "big bucks." The job is not about making the politicians happy. This job is not about anything except taking the best care of the emergency patients that we possibly can. If we continue to do our best for these unfortunate few, the job is still worth doing, but there is a limit to the "doo-doo piles" that people try to pile on top of us. Just let us do our job and help the people that need help. Let us make the decisions that we are required by law, rules, and protocols to make.

When people like to believe rumors and repeat them about what we do, how we do it, and why we do it; EMS people want you to know that those comments hurt and put one more layer on top of the "doo-doo pile." This pile is getting pretty heavy to carry around on our shoulders.

Blessing of the Pets

Fr. Doug Mayer will conduct the annual Blessing of the Pets this Sunday at 11:30 at the Memorial Garden next to the Holy Cross Rectory.  

Phyllis' Daily Weather

for September 29, 2015

It's 57° this morning, cloudy skies, wind is at 14 mph from the northwest with gusts up to 18 mph, humidity is at 79%, pressure is rising from 1015 mb, and visibility is at 9.7 miles. Today: Partly sunny. A 30% chance of rain showers in the morning. Highs in the lower 60s. North winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Tonight: Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. North winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

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 after bananas a zoo gorilla's favorite food is celery?

Word of the day: anomia (uh-NOH-mee-uh) which means the inability to name objects or to recognize the written or spoken names of objects.



Holocaust Survivor Martin Lowenberg

Video by Kaylyn Jones HERE

Airport Commission Meeting

April 4, 2015

View video of the meeting HERE

Emergency Services Authority

June 30, 2015

Video of this meeting HERE

Meeting of July 30. 2015

Video of this meeting HERE

August 27, 2015

Video of the meeting HERE

BIRHC Board Meeting

March 21, 2015

Link to video of the meeting HERE

Information from Our School

Beaver Island Community School Board Meeting Schedule

BICS Board Meeting Schedule 2015-16


BICS Board Meetings

June 8, 2015

Video of this meeting HERE

June 29, 2015

Video can be viewed HERE

July 13, 2015

Video for the meeting HERE


Video of this meeting HERE

August 28, 2015

View video of this meeting HERE

September 14, 2015

Video HERE

Anti-Bullying Presentation to BICS Parents

View presentation HERE

Peaine Township Meeting

June 10, 2015

Video of this meeting HERE

July 8, 2015

Video of meeting HERE

September 9, 2015

View video HERE

St. James Township Meeting Video

The report from the St. James Township website, which is a report to the St. James taxpayers, can be viewed HERE.

June 3, 2015

Video of this can be viewed HERE

July 1, 2015

Video of this meeting HERE

August 5, 2015

Video of meeting available HERE

September 2, 2015

View video of the meeting HERE

Waste Management Committee

October 21, 2014

View video of the meeting

Beaver Island Community Center


At the Heart of a Good Community

Effective Tuesday, 9/8/15
CLOSED Labor Day, 9/7 Happy Holiday!!
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Sat 9am-9pm
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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

Community Calendar

A completely new feature includes a monthly calendar for each month of the entire year of 2015. Please send me your events and they will be posted so others can schedule their events without conflict. Email your schedule of events to medic5740@gmail.com.

If you or your organization has an event you'd like posted on this Community Calendar, please contact me and I'll add it in.  Please try to get me the information as early as possible.

Meeting Minutes

The minutes of all public meetings will be posted

as soon as they are received.

News on the 'Net welcomes minutes to all public meetings. All organizations are welcome to submit meeting minutes for publication on this website. Please email them to medic5740@gmail.com.

Airport Committee Minutes

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Beaver Island District Library Board Minutes

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BIRHC Board Meeting Minutes

St. James Township Meeting Minutes

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

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Looking Closely

by Cindy Ricksgers

Phyllis' Daily Weather

for September 28, 2015

Enjoyed sleeping in this morning. Right now it's 65°, wind is at 12 mph from the southwest with gusts up to 19 mph, humidity is at 91%, pressure is falling from 1015 mb, and visibility is at 8.8 miles. There is a chance we will get some light rain around 5:30 this afternoon. Today: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Tonight: Rain showers likely. Lows in the lower 50s. North winds 5 to 15 mph.

On this date of September 28, 1961 - "Dr. Kildare" premiered on NBC-TV.

Did you know that there are over 900 species of bats?

Word of the day: wayworn (WEY-wawrn, - wohrn) which means worn or wearied by travel. Wayworn came to English in the 1770s and finds its roots in the Old English weg and werian.

Petroqueen Christening Party at the Circle M

The plan after the Christening of the Petroqueen was to have a meal for all at the Circle M. The Circle M also had a cash bar for the celebrations. After the meal, Beaver Island music was planned with John McCafferty, Ed Palmer, Joe Moore, and Ramsey. The musicwas to extend the celebration into the night. The food on the menu included snacks besides the main food which included the tacos, ham and turkey sandwiches, and water and lemonade. There were also cookies for dessert. These were all set up in the buffet style.

The Autumn Welcome for the party.

The buffet getting set up.

In the shade on the Circle M deck.

Inside with the cash bar

Back outside relaxing or playing games with the kids

Circle M chef Josh Runberg poses for a picture.

And after a good meal, the music began.

Video of the Christening Party at the Circle M HERE

Christening the Petroqueen

Today, Saturday, September 26, 2015, at a little after 4 p.m., a few words were spoken about the need for this vessel and the differences between rolling barrels off a WWII landing craft and the brand new tanker Petroqueen. There were over a hundred people in attendance for this chistening with cars parked on both sides of the road all the way back to McDonough's Market.

The Original Petroqueen, Colleen Martin, just before the Christening.

A few words were spoken.

The Christening with champagne in a bag.

Greg Doig's wonderful picture of the champagne bottle for the Christening.

Bud and Colleen Martin pose for a picture next to the tanker "Petroqueen."

The following pictures were taken from the video for those that can't view the video:

Clip 1 The Petroqueen and Crowd and Highlights of the Speech

More pictures HERE

Video of the Petroqueen Christening HERE

Library Event for Bite of Beaver Weekend

Rumors About Emergency Transport

Rumor #1: There is a rumor going around that suggests that an emergency patient does not have any choice about how and where he/she will be transported. This is not a true statement. Every single emergency patient who is able to make a decision about how and where they are to be transported, will be transported how and where they want to go. It may involve a discussion with family and the medical control physician, but the final decision is with the patient. Yes, BIEMS will transport you to the medical center if that is where you want to go. It may be suggested that you go to another destination, such as Charlevoix Hospital, McLaren Northern Michigan, or Munson Hospital; but the choice is still yours to make. You may be asked to sign a special release, but you still get to go where you want to go, as long as you are alert enough to make that decision.

Rumor #2: Another rumor going around is that there is a conflict between the medical center and the local EMS. The local EMS group must follow the laws of the State of Michigan, the administrative rules for that law, and the State of Michigan Model EMS Protocols as approved by the Charlevoix County Medical Control Authority. This includes written physician orders for many aspects of emergency medical care that EMS must follow including assessments and treatments as well as recommended transport destination. The local EMS group is licensed by the State of Michigan to provide emergency medical transport. These license requirements and the written physician orders are required to be followed unless other orders are received from the medical control physician. The assessments and treatments can be refused by any patient capable of making that decision. There will be a continuity of excellent patient care offered to every emergency medical patient by the local EMS agency.

Rumor #3: Taking the locally licensed emergency medical air transport will cost more than using an off-Island air transport service. This is also false. The local air transport vehicle is leased by the local EMS with aircraft and pilot provided by Island Airways. BIEMS accepts all insurance plans and participates in most insurance plans including Medicaid and Medicare. Valley Med out of Iron Mountain also accepts the same insurance plans and also participates in Medicaid and Medicare. The only out of pocket costs for either service is the co-pay required by either insurance companies or Medicaid or Medicare. BIEMS accepts the payments from insurance companies, Medicaid, and Medicare as payments in full. Northflight Air out of Traverse City state that they also participate, but previous experience with Northflight was the reason for licensing a local air transport vehicle.

Rumor #4: Valley Med and Northflight can provide a higher standard of care than our locally licensed air transport. This is also false. The same level of emergency prehospital emergency care is provided in the local ambulance and in the locally licensed air transport vehicle as is available in either of the other two operations. In most emergencies in the last twenty-eight years, critical care transport paramedics and nurses were not necessary. They may be necessary in a patient transfer from one licensed hospital to another licensed hospital, but the efficient transport time provided by the locally licensed air transport gets the patient to the definitive care facility in a much shorter period of time, is provided by friends and neighbors by the same license level in prehospital care, and fits into an emergency medical system that has twenty-eight years of experience right here on Beaver Island.

Rumor #5: I can refuse local EMS transport without them ever being called. This is true, but why would you not want to give yourself the benefit of the physician-directed, efficient emergency transport system designed and adapted over twenty-eight years to fit Beaver Island, and operated by your friends and neighbors? Why would you not want the excellent patient care requirements, fitted to your personal situation? Do you not want the assessments, monitoring, and treatments recommended by the emergency physicians throughout the State of Michigan? Did you know that the paramedics on Beaver Island passed the same certification and licensing requirements as paramedics in any major city of the United States? Did you know that many nationally accepted patient care standards for specific emergencies were actually special study assessments and treatments tested right here on Beaver Island? These included automatic external defibrillation, Epi-Pen administration for severe allergic reactions, and intravenous administration of dextrose for low blood sugar in diabetics. Some others include the training and certification of medical first responders and Basic EMTs to insert an advanced airway called a Combitube or double-lumen airway, new requirements of first responders and EMTS to provide Narcan to possible drug overdoses, as well as the administration of aspirin and nitroglycerin by EMTS for chest pain patients. All of these were done on Beaver Island prior to their general acceptance in the field of basic prehospital emergency care.

BIESA Meeting

September 24, 2015

Eleven people attended the BIESA meeting today at 2 p.m. at the Peaine Township Hall. There were four board members present. The Minutes of the previous meeting were approved. The board thanked Donna Kubic for her service. Kevin White gave a director's report including the progress of payments for service. It was reported that the cost of a new ambulance was near the $180,000 price. The possibility of a lease of an ambulance was suggested. The board thanked Kevin White for his report.

Video of this meeting is HERE



CC Transit Bus Back to Monday-Friday

In an email, Bob Tidmore notified me that two new transit bus drivers have been hired and effective immediately, the transit bus is back on its Monday through Friday schedule.

Preparing the Community Calendar

BINN is beginning the preparations for the 2016 Beaver Island Community Calendar. The events that are already scheduled for the coming year will be gladly be posted on the calendar. Any organization that has dates can be posted, but they have to be sent to the editor. Joe Moore said, "I have to be aware of the activity in order to post information about the activity." Save your dates now, so there are fewer conflicts!

Bank Hours Change

Starting Tuesday September 1st, the hours at the Beaver Island branch of the Charlevoix State Bank, will be : Monday - Friday 9am until 1pm, Monday through Friday.

Beach Rangers

Beach Rangers, now is the time to start walking the beaches and recording any dead birds, and fish found.   Recently found were 4 Red Neck Grebes on Donegal Bay. Contact me if you wish to participate and are willing to walk the beaches this fall.
Jacque, 448-2220

BINGO Announcement

Organizations Wanting Dates on the Community Calendar

BINN sponsors a Community Calendar as a one-stop location for anyone to view the meetings, programs, and events taking place on Beaver Island. BINN just included the entire year of 2015 in this location. Events already planned for a specific week or date could be placed in this location, so that no one else schedules an event that might conflict with your meeting, program, or event. In order for the editor to place these meeting, programs, or events on the Community Calendar, that information has to be emailed to the editor at medic5740@gmail.com. Please get this information to the editor as soon as possible.

Airport Commission Regular Meeting Schedule

Talking Threads Quilt Guild WEDNESDAYS

Talking Threads Quilt Guild invites all quilters, sewers, knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners, and any other crafters to Peaine Township Hall on Wednesdays from 9:30 until noon. � Bring your projects, supplies, and enthusiasm. � Call Darlene at 448-2087 if you have questions , or just stop in on Wednesday.

Island Treasures Resale Shop

Island Treasures Resale Shop will start the spring schedule on Tuesday, May 19.  We will be open from noon until 4:00 Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Open for shopping and donations

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

or Donna at 448-2797.

BIRHC Meeting Dates Set

The board of directors of the BIRHC has set these meetings for 2015:
All are Saturdays at 10 AM in the Community Room at the Center:

Dec. 12 -annual meeting

B I Christian Church Worship Leaders

9:30 a.m. service

 October 4:  Gerry Heyboer; Jenison MI

October 11:  Howard Davis
 18 and 25:  Harvey Ouwings; Grand rapids MI

Nov 8:  Howrd Davis
November 15:  El Zwart; Hudsonville MI

Bible study

every Tuesday evening at 7:00; discussion led by pastor of the previous Sunday-

-Everyone welcome!! Bible study 7:00 - 8:00; coffee/dessert fellowship after Bible study.

Message to All B.I. Organizations

BINN is willing to post any and all events on the News on the 'Net website! There is one exception to this rule.

BI News on the 'Net cannot post your event if you don't send the information to BINN!

Auditor's Report for St. James Township

for Year Ending March 31, 2014

Thanks to Bob Tidmore for the link to this report.




Gillespie Family Home Demolishment Begins

The Gillespie Family Home that is two doors down from the Holy Cross Parish Hall has begun to be demolished. The home is "tear" down with more meaning than may be expressed. This family home with the wrap around porch was home to the entire Gillespie family with extended family as well. The house caught fire one night a few years ago and was damaged beyond repair. The "tear" down, demolishment, of this home must be very hard on the family members still living on the island, or those that spent many hours in the home as friends or family. The block from Holy Cross Parish Hall to the Print Shop Museum will not be the same without this house, but the future is bright with plans to build another home on this spot is being made by relatives.

Video Clip of this portion of the demolishment


From the Jounal of Beaver Island History, Volume 1:

"The Jewell Gillespie Home was built at least 95 years ago (95 years before 1976). It belonged to Tom Gatliff's mother, Annie Conn McCauley...It was a three apartment building: Emma Hunt lived here, there was a dentist office, and Dr. Palmer had an office here."

Donegal Bay Road Trouble Spots Being Addressed

If you have had any reason to drive to and from Donegal Bay, you may have noticed the "S" curve near the St. James Campground and the cellphone tower. You may have noticed also how difficult it was to determine where the cars, bikes, and/or pedestrians might be coming from. In actuality, you could not tell if anyone was coming toward town on Donegal Bay Road, on Richie's Road, or coming off the bike path. Now you can. The clearing of the trees in this area make it much safer in the ability to view other traffic either cars or bikes. These pictures and video were completed on September 23, 2015, at about 11 a.m.

This curve is much safer after the work that has been done.

There is also work being done to improve the area from the Donegal Bay corner, starting on the town side of Shirley Sowa's driveway. This area is also being widened. Perhaps the safety will be improved heading toward the Stable's Campground as well.

Video of this story


A New Power Pole

(Pictures by Deb Bousquet)

On the corner at the top of the hill, across from Holy Cross

What's New at the Library?

See what's new this week at the Beaver Island District Library at:

*** http://wowbrary.org/ nu.aspx?fb&p=9446-65 ***

There are nine new bestsellers, one new video, six new audiobooks, 46 new children's books, and 75 other new books, including three that are available online.

The new bestsellers this week include "Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America," "Circling the Sun: A Novel," and "Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel." The new video this week is "Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Season 4 DVD."

The BIA Island Institute

A little of eighty people attended the Island Institute sponsored by the Beaver Island Association from 3-6 pm on September 23, 2015. One of the amazing things about this particular gathering of people interested in working to solve problems is that the three hours didn't seem to be long enough to get the discussion completed. There were not only Beaver Island year round residents and Beaver Island summer residents at this institute, but members of several organizations functioning on the island, but based on the mainland. There were representatives of the Little Traverse Conservancy, the Michigan DNR, as well as two individuals from the Maine group that works with the many unbridged islands off the coast of Maine.

The purpose of the meeting last night was to determine the top three or four issues for Beaver Island and the top three or four things that Beaver Island does really well. This will determine which Maine islands will be visited by a representative group of Beaver Island people. Traveling during phase two of the program to the Maine islands include: Jim Wojan, representative for St. James Township; Ernie Martin, representative for Peaine Township; Pam Grassmick, representative from the Beaver Island Association and volunteer extraordinaire; Bill McDonough, business representative; and Patrick McGinnity, writer, recorder, and documentation organizer.

It is sad for BINN editor Joe Moore to report that the video of the geographical presentation portion of this program was lost on the video recording. This portion of the program introduced the three groups of islands in Maine. BINN will continue to work to save whatever can be saved of this one presentation.

The WVBI radio station will be broadcasting the audio of this event. Check with WVBI for the schedule.

Welcome and Beaver Island Challenges and Opportunities by Peter Igoe, President of the BIA

Introductions were made by Pam Grassmick for the BIA

Jon Allan from the Office of Great Lakes presented "Why We Are Here"

The Project Description was presented by Matt Preisser, Lake Michigan Coordinator of the Office of Great Lakes

The four phases of the project.

The Maine Island experience was next. This was an overview of the Maine Islands and the Island Institute, which included: Origins and What We Do by Heather Deese, vice president and strategic development; and Karen Burns, community development director of the Island Institute. This was followed by a question and answer period.

Karen Burns, Maine Island Institute

The overview video was lost in a corrupt file of this portion of the program.

Heather Deese, Maine Island Trust

Questions and answers to and from the Maine representatives

There was a break at this point for coffee, tea, cookies, and brownies.

Bob Anderson of the BIA provided instructions for the Community Dialogue prior to Break-out groups.

The groups were to work to provide topics and strengths for the Phase II group to take to Maine. This lasted approximately 30 minutes.

Each table was to appoint a reporter and moderator. They were to discuss as a group, hopefully agree on topics and strengths, and then have the moderator report on the discussion. After 30 minutes, the groups entered into the whole group discussion after the reports of each table were given.

As the moderators (above) provided their reports, Jim Jones and Bob Anderson recorded the items on a chart.

Heather Deese had a few comments in summary of the results.

Peter Igoe did the wrap-up and the adjournment after a few comments.

Video of the event is HERE

Pat Bonner Inducted Into Hall of Fame

 In the category of Arts & Entertainment, the Hall of Fame inducted legendary Beaver Island fiddler Patrick Bonner. Patrick (Pat) Bonner was born on Beaver Island November 7, 1882 and lived most of life there. He died October 26, 1973 at the age of 91. Legendary American folklorist Alan Lomax spent time on Beaver Island in 1938 recording Bonner’s music for the Library of Congress. Pat also wrote poems relating to Irish and Beaver Island heritage, some of which were also recorded by Lomax. Bonner made a living as a small farmer and worked at jobs that became available on Beaver Island. His first priority however was his fiddle and his Irish music. He was able to play until shortly before his death in 1973.

(Thanks to the Muskegon Irish Festival website for this short news release.)

Several Island families attended the Irish Festival in Muskegon for this induction of Pat Bonner. This picture was posted to facebook by Paul Cole. It has been lightened and edited.

View the induction HERE

Hannahville vs BICS Soccer Saturday

The BICS soccer team was lethargic on Saturday morning with less communication and less teamwork. This game showed some of the individual skills of the players and had every player working hard, but the teamwork was just not there like it was on the Friday night game. Here are some pictures.

A few more pictures by Deb Bousquet

Video of this Saturday game HERE

Hannahville vs BICS Volleyball Saturday

Volleyball games started on Saturday morning before soccer and at 8:30 a.m. The Lady Islanders playing against the Lady Eagles. The teams took a while to get warmed up to the competition, but the event was beginning to show the improvements in the young Lady Islander team. Here are some pictures.

Posing for pictures prior to the match

Some additional pictures by Deb Bousquet

Video of Saturday morning matches HERE

Enbridge Pipeline Informational Meeting at Peaine Hall

Thirty-four people attend this informational meeting about the Enbridge Pipeline 5 going under the Stratits of Mackinaw. This was organized by Craig and Karen Turnbull with the help of Pam Grassmick. The speaker was Jon Allen who was on the Great Lakes DEQ and the Michigan Petroleum Task Force.

Karen Turnbull gave a fifteen-twenty minutes presentation.

Jon Allen presented the recommendations, all thirteen of them, and answered questions.

Excellent questions were asked by the interested group that attended.

Powerpoint presentation is available HERE

Video of this event available HERE

Coming to the Library

Waking Up Slowly

by Cindy Ricksgers

Hannahville vs Beaver Island Volleyball Friday

The Lady Islanders are coming along as a team. When they communicate with other team members, the results speak for themselves. This is still a young team, but the ladies are gaining in skills and effort with every game. The Lady Eagles have greatly improved over the years and have some experienced players on the team. The Lady Islanders lost to the Lady Eagles, but the results don't tell the whole story. Here are some pictures of the event.

A few more pictures

Lady Islanders played well, but lost three games to give the victory to the Lady Eagles.

Video of the Games HERE

Hannahville vs Beaver Island Soccer on Friday

The Hannaville school came in force to provide the Islanders with a lesson in conditioning and in ball handling. The game on Friday night was another tie at the end of the regular match, so an overtime period needed to be played. The game kept the spectators on the edge of their seats and hopeful for the Islander victory, but it was not to be. The game was live streamed on the Internet at http://beaverisland.tv by News on the Net. Here are the pictures from the event.

Eagles win in overtime

Video of the game HERE

September Live Stream Report

In the month of September 2015, with most live stream events for the month completed, how many people would you think have been watching the live stream? The answer is somewhat amazing. There have been 351 unique IP addresses watching the live streamed events so far this month. While 163 of these unique IP addresses are located on Beaver Island, it is kind of interesting to see how many other cities are involved. Sixteen are from Appleton, Wisconsin; fifteen are from Grand Haven; but there are lots of other cities with 7-11 unique IPs. Oak Park, Roscommon, and Marquette are viewing the livestream. Massilon, Rapid River. Boyne City, and Manistique have seven views each. Williamston and Muskegon have five views each. The following cities have at least one viewer: Pinellas Park, Wetmore, Traverse City, Grand Rapids, Mason, Little Rock, Detroit, Lansing, Gladstone, Garden City, Redford, Kingsford, Toronto, Las Vegas, Oak Creek, Hope, Simi Valley, Munising, Lake Elsinore, Millington, Schererville, Waterford, Des Moines, East Lansing, Big Rapids, Mukwonago, Royal Oak, Eatonville, Portage, Mountain View, Ada, Petoskey, Holly, Ludington, Charlevoix, Owosso, Ypsilanti, Colorado Springs, Newcastle, Cedarville, and others.

The total of donations for livestreaming this September is $4.00, but BINN has had an increase in subscribers in the month of September which may be due to some of the livestreaming. So, overall, the live streaming project has been successful this month, at least as related to the number of viewers. This is probably due mostly to the off-Island families being able to view the sports contests from off-Island since BINN has livestreamed all three home game weekends.

Notification of Herbicide Application

Wildlife and Wetlands Solutions will be applying herbicide to your area of Beaver Island Lake Michigan shoreline, roadsides, Font Lake, Barney’s Lake, and other inland aquatic areas to control invasive plants (including phragmites) between September 8 and 31, 2015. The Charlevoix Conservation District holds an aquatic nuisance certificate of coverage for the treatment on Beaver Island, number ANC9400025.

Spotted knapweed, sweet clover, bladder campion, Canada thistle, bull thistle, marsh thistle, and European swamp thistle are controlled using glyphosate (Brand name: AquaNeat, rate of application: 2-4%), or tricoplyr (Brand name: Renovate 3, rate of application: 2-4%), a surfactant (Cygnet Plus, rate of application: 0.8%), and a tracer dye (Cygnet Select).

Reed canary grass, wild parsnip, and narrow-leaf cattail are controlled using glyphosate (Brand Name: AquaNeat, rate of application: 2-4%), a surfactant (Cygnet Plus, rate of application: 0.8%), and a tracer dye (Cygnet Select).

Phragmites is controlled using glyphosate (Brand Name:AquaNeat, rate of application 1.5-2%), imazapyr (Brand Name: Habitat, rate of application, 1.5-2%), a surfactant (Cygnet Plus, rate of application: 0.8%), and a tracer dye (Cygnet Select).

Application will occur by foliar spraying with a backpack sprayer. Water access is restricted for 24 hours following application. A risk/benefit statement concerning herbicide treatment is available by email at wildlife@wildlifewetlands.com.

For information on the herbicide application procedure or timing of application, contact Nick Kafcas at (307) 247-3572.

This notice is given because of the proximity of your property to the area being sprayed. Your property may not actually be treated if permission was not given or if invasive plants are not present on your property. If another occupant is present at the property, please notify them of the potential treatment times, water restrictions, and methods.

Wildlife and Wetlands Solutions, Vickie Smith
4371 N Long Lake Rd
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 943-0762

BICS Fall Sports Schedules for Soccer and Volleyball

Island Airways Hangar Party

BOBI Book Club- Upcoming Titles/Dates

We did change our previously decided upon dates for Sept and October, so here is the NEW schedule:

For Tuesday, October 13th, 7 pm: Lost In Shangri La by Michael Zuckoff 

(New) For MONDAY, November 16th, 7pm: Knocking On Heaven's Door by Katy Butler

*Please speak to Patrick, MG, or Kathy regarding BOBI book availability, there is a BOBI sign out sheet at the desk :)

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