Boodle & Bite
- October 4 : starts with an 8-mile bike ride this year (a shorter distance for youngsters) at
8 a.m. Sign up at the Island Boodle registration area (free will donation requested) and you'll be back in time for the annual Island Boodle, the 5 K Walk/Run along beautiful Paradise Bay. The Bite of Beaver Island Food Festival is then at Holy Cross Hall from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. with artisans and more in the Community Center..
- In Concert Monday
September 8 7:30pm $15
at the Beaver Island Community Center. “They can sing, they can write,
they can dance across fingerboards and piano keys,
buttons and bows, and
by crikey can they play!”
Irish Music Magazine
“Slide…the future of Irish Music.” Radio 1, Ireland
HUGE "Garage" party at Unfinished Farms in honor of Jerry Lafreniere - Friday Aug. 29th. Tickets available at Island Energies. Barn Dance, Pig Roast, Music Benefit..
Benefit Dinner at Nina’s Restaurant - All Proceeds will support your Beaver Island Rural Health Center. Tuesday, August 19th, 5:30 – 10:00 p.m., Call 448-2396 for reservations
Baroque on Beaver Returns for Seventh Year with five performances this year at CMU, the Parish Hall, and the Community Center as well as the Jazz and More! music camp for Island and visiting student musicians.
Livingstone Studio's Meet the Artists Show and Sale is now in its second year after a very successful first debut last summer bringing all the Livingstone Artists together for a great afternoon art show. This year's Meet the Artists is on August 2nd.
Museum Week 2008 - July 21 - 26 - Schedule of Events now posted! Favorites such as Music on the Porch, the Protar House, the Pet Show and new presentations such as Imagineering. The Wisdom of Our Ancestors—Celtic lore from Ireland to Beaver Isle, Diving on Bever Island's Shipwrecks, The Ladies of the Lakes about female Lighthouse Keepers. Check out the Schedule of Events
Kids, Dogs, Cats, Snakes, Birds, and Fish... Don't miss the Annual Pet Show on the Print Shop Porch at Noon, today Saturday July 26. A chance to make your pet famous on Beaver Island!.
The Wisdom of
Our Ancestors - Thursday July 24, 2pm at the
Teacher and peace activist
Seamus Norgaard will discuss
The Wisdom of our Ancestors,
talking about Celtic culture and lore
ranging from Ireland to Beaver Isle.
Shipwreck Diving - Thursday July 24,
8pm at the
Parish Hall. Mike and Gail Weede will present
another thrilling episode of diving
on the Island’s shipwrecks such
as the Niko.
The Ray Denny Memorial Art Show - at the Gregg Fellowship Center
Noon-5pm Wednesday and Thursday and Noon-7pm Friday.
Come see the talent of the island
with over 20 artists participating
with some demonstrating crafts
from Totem-pole carving to
8pm Tuesday Night at the
Bruce Struik will host an interactive
program in which the audience
will suggest how specific found
natural objects might become art,
after which they’ll view the actual
finished pieces. Join in and get
ideas for your own projects, then
spend the next few days searching
the woods and combing the
beaches for lost treasures.
Music on the Porch - kicks off the 28th Annual Musuem Week at 7:30 tonight, Monday July 21st, 2008.
The Protar House - is open in the afternoon with Antje Price talking about Protar, Saint of Beaver Island from 1-3 as the start of Museum Week 2008.
The Yankee Lady B-17 touched down at the township airport just before 4 pm this Friday, July 18, being delayed during the day due to fog. The Yankee Lady will give sponsors a flight around 11:00 a.m. on Saturday the 19th and will be available for tours and flights at the Township Airport.
The Beaver Island Music Festival "The Island Rite of Summer since 2003" takes place July 18 and 19, rain or shine. Click here for the programme of musicians who will perform this year!
As the summer heats up and the Island's vegetation is in full bloom, early experiments in near infrared photographs are becoming more promising. The Harbor
Grand Opening Week - Work is ongoing at an amazing pace and an exciting week of events is planned for the Grand Opening of the Community Center! Photos in the July Beacon.
Beaver Island will host its first Electric Car Show on Friday June 27, and Saturday June 28.
Paintings with Patina, Photographs of Planets - Don't miss the Memorial Day Art Show at Mary's Gallery. Opening May 24th.
It's up - The three new 180' E.W. Marine towers, on the Font Lake side of Donegal Bay Road, at the East Side Fire Station, and at Greene's Lake, are now up. Photographs and more in the May Beacon!
The Return Trip - James Kenwabkisi in the Ruby Ann breaks out from the point through 16" ice to re-open the harbor for the Emerald Isle's return trip with Bud Martin on the ice ready to chainsaw when needed. Full story and photographs in the April Beacon!
In Route to Whiskey Point - You've never seen the Ruby Ann here before! On a flatbed trailer in front of the Harbor Light waiting to launch into a chainsaw cut berth in the ice.
Nudging the ice away - the Emerald Isle makes her way to the dock with the Biscayne Bay beside
The Biscayne Bay clearing the harbor with her side bubblers pushing ice out from the hull.
Passing Whiskey Point required one or two back-downs, but was in general a smooth operation after the long day reaching Charlevoix. Many pictures from Charlevoix, Beaver Island, and the air in the April Beacon.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Photographs from the cold, but great, day in the April Beacon.
Pinky Lee on NPR - Beaver Island's Jenny Bousquet and Holly Keller have been playing music together for the past year, writing songs about family, love, and seasons with a folky, soulful style. Both women play guitar and mandolin while singing unique vocal harmonies. Listen to and vote for Pinky Lee on March 15, ~5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Plans for the new Beaver Island Community School are now nearing completion. Story, floorplan, and elevation in the February Beacon.
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Beaver Island: A Great Lakes Jewel has been nominated for a MI Emmy! If you're on a broadband connection, you can view the video online.
Towers are now partially erected on the Island. Shown
above is the tower at the East Side Fire Hall with the first of
three sections standing, and the other two on the ground to the
Road Bowling - Every Tuesday at 6:30. Come to Paid een
Ogs to watch or road bowl and join in the fun. Over a dozen
people are already on board... what's Irish Road Bowling all about?
Island Celtic Games - Saturday September 15
at the Bud McDonough Memorial Ball Park. A ceilidh at Donegal
Dannys and the Shamrock on the 14th and 15th.
Music Benefit, Thank you to the record-number of 670
people who came out for the music benefit event at Unfinished
Farms. A wonderful thing about Beaver Island: when there's a good
cause, people really come through.
Reptiles and Amphibians with Jim Gillingham - a favorite
of Museum Week for kids around the Island.
the historic Beaver Head Lighthouse at the Islands
south end all day during Museum Week.
Pole Carving with master carver Skip Duhamel.
4th of July
celebrated in Beaver Island Style on Main Street and around