Beaver Island Net - Beaver Island Places, People, Art, and History Beaver Beacon - the Beaver Island Monthly News Magazine
Beaver Beacon - Beaver Island News and Events, Stories, Places, People, Art, Photography, and more.
Beaver Island
Beaver Island Hotels & Motels | Rental Cottages | Transportation | Things to Do | Restaurants | Shops | Services | Construction | Real Estate | Classified Ads
Beaver Island Beaver Island Places Excursions Projects Artists History Advertise Contact

 

E v e n t s

07/25/14 - 08/03/14
Baroque on Beaver Classical Music Festival ...


08/08/14 - 08/10/14
Homecoming...


08/10/14
Beaver Island Vintage Vehicle Show...


08/23/14 - 08/24/14
Beaver Island Paddle Fest...


08/30/14
Beaver Island Half Marathon & Paradise Bay 5K...


09/27/14
BIRHC board meeting...


10/04/14
Bite of Beaver Island...


10/04/14
The Island Boodle...


12/13/14
BIRHC board meeting...



More Events

Know of an event that should be included here? Please let us know.


D i r e c t o r y

Hotels & Motels

Island Rental Cottages

Builders and Construction

Entertainment

Healthcare

Internet

Professional Services

Public Services

Real Estate

Property for Sale

Recreation

Restaurants

Shops & Stores

Transportation




T h e  Y e a r

From the apache logs for the beaverbeacon.com website:

Month
Visits
Pages
January
15,121
71,800
February
13,761
71,141
March
18,389
93,513
April
17,871
137,426
May
17,413
111,441
June
20,038
105,383
July
22,004
123,607
August
21,703
119,128
September
16,093
100,119
October
15,906
88,755
November
18,143
94,432
December
15,508
81,735
Year
211,950
1,198,480

W e b  S i t e

Beaver Island Businesses, Services & Rental Properties
The advertisers who make the Beacon possible and who provide the talent, hard work, and services that make life on Beaver Island so wonderful!

Beaver Island Forum

Beaver Island Calendar

Beaver Beacon Archive

Contact the Beacon

Advertise in the Beacon: Help support the paper and show your ad to over 1,200 people each and every month and also on this site!


P l e a s e   S u b s c r i b e

If you want to keep up on Island Events and get regular stories, photos, and features from Beaver Island each and every month in the printed Beacon, please consider subscribing to the Beaver Beacon by clicking here.

Or if you have friends or relatives that would enjoy receiving the Beacon, please consider giving a gift subscription


A  G r e a t  L a k e s  J e w e l

Beaver Island A Great Lakes Jewel

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.


 

Click for Beaver Island, Michigan Forecast

Water Temperatures

Buoy Lake Data

 

Member of the Chamber of Commerce

The Beacon is proud to be a member of the Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce.

 

December 2009

Beaver Beacon - the Island Monthly since 1955, Beaver Island Michigan

Larger ViewSubscribe

C o n t e n t s
 
  • News from the Townships
  • Beaver Island sports: Lady Islanders give their all at District Tourney; Are you ready for some basketball?
  • Looking for a Painter
  • BIHS Archive Balloons
  • Lucky Kempker
  • The night they burned Australia (A Homeland Scarred)
  • Gearing up for the Holidays: Children's Lunch and Santa, Ellen Welke Memorial Toy Drive, The Cantata
  • Lighthouse Schol Receives 1.1 million dollar grant for YouthBuild program; Position Available
  • It’s to Laugh: the new Beaver Island Comedy Group
  • Our Focal Point Joins the Red Hats (Construction work underway on the Whiskey Point boathouse)
  • Protecting the Bob S from Storms
  • Shake-up with the Transit Bus
  • The Health Center Linkage: Not Yet
  • Island Comes Together for Emma Lee
  • One Hundred Years Ago
  • In Memory: In Memory: Kathleen Marie (Campbell) Boyle, Larry Malloy, Bill Olson, Eleanor Mooney
  • The Bucket List: Return to Garden Island
  • Two Seasons
  • Veterans Day on Beaver Island
  • On This Very Date
  • Classified Ads, Island Property for Sale, Beaver Island Rental Cottages and Homes [ view classifieds online ]
  • [ Subscription Form - Please Subscribe ]
 
November 2009

Beaver Beacon - the Island Monthly since 1955, Beaver Island Michigan

Larger ViewSubscribe

C o n t e n t s
 
  • News from the Townships
  • AmVets’ plans for a new Beaver Island Veterans Memorial Park on the former Arranmore Park Site
  • A Dog’s Life - Andy's Grooming and Boarding Barn provides the Island with a new service and convenience for travelers
  • Boodling – it can be a Good Thing
  • Ray Murray; we were honored to have known you
  • View from the End - a Summer Lament
  • On This Date
  • Par For the Course
  • September 4, 2010 Date Set For Marathon 2010 with Planning Underway
  • PABI receives People Fund Grant
  • Volunteerism Alive and well - "Beaver Island Volunteer Corps" formed
  • Will there be an air show or fly-in in 2010?
  • So Far, So Good (Governor Granholm includes Beaver Island Broadband in recommendation group of eight last-mile Michigan applicants for Federal Stimulus funding)
  • News from the Port St. James Association
  • Harold Lounsberry Hunters' Dinner to be held November 14
  • BICAA to fund local artists’ explorations
  • Remembering Harold
  • Cameron, we hardly knew ye
  • Native American studies at BICS
  • One Hundred Years Ago
  • Open Season on winning comes to a close
  • Fight Like a Girl & more
  • Classified Ads, Island Property for Sale, Beaver Island Rental Cottages and Homes [ view classifieds online ]
  • [ Subscription Form - Please Subscribe ]
 
October 2009

Beaver Beacon - the Island Monthly since 1955, Beaver Island Michigan

Larger ViewSubscribe

C o n t e n t s
 
  • What are they talking about – at the Townships
  • Who’s Old House – and what’s Buried in the Yard?
  • Fingers Crossed: both Beaver Island Broadband Inc. & Island Telephone apply for Internet stimulus funds to bring new possibilities to the Island; meanwhile, DSL roll-out delayed until Q1 2010 due to microwave upgrade problem and all local dialup set to end December 8
  • Into These Hands – we Commend our Youth: New Year, New Faces at Beaver Island Community School
  • Islanders run, kick, set and spike to victory
  • A Long Way to Paddle, but he had the Wind at his Back
  • Hey, know what happened – On This Date
  • Remembering Dr. Lange: an evening of friends, family, memories, and more
  • Great athletes, but none could run 26 miles
  • The Beaver Island Celtic Festival: Kilts in the wind
  • The First Beaver Island Marathon: The Run of their Life AND toss the caber over their head
  • They came to Paint
  • Letters: Blessed to have Our Beaver Island Rural Health Center
  • Letters: Good Job Road Commission Employees
  • An Opportunity for BIRHC: the possibility of an expanded affiliation between our Health Center and Northern Michigan Hospital
  • A silver bracelet takes the Grand Tour: Lost and Found: the Good Luck of Good Neighbors
  • Education on the Island
  • Threads, Speak
  • Return to Tara's Meadow
  • Welcome to our world: Katherine Isabelle Moore
  • Photos from Labor Day at Northcutt on Garden Island
  • Destination Paradise Bay: ah, for a moment’s peace
  • Par for the Course
  • One Hundred Years Ago
  • Classified Ads, Island Property for Sale, Beaver Island Rental Cottages and Homes [ view classifieds online ]
  • [ Subscription Form - Please Subscribe ]
 
September 2009

Beaver Beacon - the Island Monthly since 1955, Beaver Island Michigan

Larger ViewSubscribe

C o n t e n t s
 
  • News from the Townships
  • Our First Marathon
  • Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association Gifts BICS
  • Vyse Honored
  • On This Date
  • Rhizome Swap Set
  • Capturing the Island’s beauty ... with Paint
  • So you missed out on this year’s Music Festival ... Observations from the Advice Booth
  • LetterS: COA Continues with new Director; Emeritus recognition
  • Goodbye to our Renaissance Man: Phil "Doc" Lange
  • Beans – how it all began
  • Meeting New Friends in High Places: Revisiting South Fox Island
  • The Historical Society's Annual Meeting
  • Quilt Guild's Raffle
  • You're in the Air Force now!
  • AmVets Award Scholarship
  • The Dial-up Era's Over
  • Fall sports start kicking and spiking
  • Celtic Games become the Celtic Festival
  • A Roundball Roundup
  • Annands Celebrate 50 Years on Beaver
  • Food Pantry Prepares to Restock
  • Destination Paradise Bay: Here’s to the Stern
  • Par for the Course
  • One Hundred Years Ago
  • The Municipal Airport: Grow, baby, grow
  • Live Yankee–another good ship goes down
  • Classified Ads, Island Property for Sale, Beaver Island Rental Cottages and Homes [ view classifieds online ]
  • [ Subscription Form - Please Subscribe ]
 
August 2009

Beaver Beacon - the Island Monthly since 1955, Beaver Island Michigan

Larger ViewSubscribe

C o n t e n t s
 
  • News from the Townships
  • Stimulus for Wireless
  • Meet the Artists as Claudia sings - a whirlwind summer gale of music, art, and good fun
  • Anne Glendon Honored
  • Letters: What is the Lighthouse Fellowship?
  • Letters: Fortunate to have EMS
  • Baroque on Beaver
  • Eco-Tour Sightings
  • Destination Paradise Bay: Island Time
  • The Sounds of Island Life
  • On This Date
  • “View from the End”
  • “Par for the Course,” with Fairway Frank
  • Paddle for Food
  • Museum Week
  • Jazzy - rehabilitating an injured fawn
  • Destination Paradise Bay: Auburn Angel
  • A Coast Guard Medivac
  • One Hundred Years Ago
  • In Memory: Sister Marie Eugene, Aaron Ryan Anthony, Bill Conn
  • Jumping for Mongolia
  • The Honest Gull - New Art Studio/Gallery Opens
  • While Standing on Greenes' Bay Below the McFadden Point Hills
  • Testing the Deep from a floating lab
  • The 4th and the 2009 Lighted Boat Parade
  • The Chamber gets tough with the Dang Cormies
  • Ghost Ships of High Island
  • Classified Ads, Island Property for Sale, Beaver Island Rental Cottages and Homes [ view classifieds online ]
  • [ Subscription Form - Please Subscribe ]
 
July 2009

Beaver Beacon - the Island Monthly since 1955, Beaver Island Michigan

Larger ViewSubscribe

C o n t e n t s
 
  • News from the Townships
  • Deeper into the Mine: Cindy Ricksgers approaches a vein of pure gold
  • Destination Paradise Bay: the Fet-Esch
  • Cormorant “fish-eater” refuge or wildlife sanctuary: Hat, Shoe Pismire, Gull: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks public input.
  • Help: community service from St. Mike’s (Coopersville)
  • On This Date
  • Museum Week: experience a little History
  • Island Firemen Tested
  • Beaver Tales: on stage here now; coming to a theater near you soon?
  • The Wind at our Back (and above our head)
  • One Hundred Years Ago
  • In Memory: Helen Grace Ries, Winifred Mary Claire (LaFreniere) McDonough
  • The summer solstice gathering: the “Ceremony of Unity”
  • Memories of the great Bombing Runs
  • Destination Paradise Bay: the Chippewa, valiant boating at its best
  • Driving down Electric Avenue: “pass the gas, brother”
  • Letters: Invasive Garlic Mustard
  • It’s not just the Thumb (that’s green)
  • Classified Ads, Island Property for Sale, Beaver Island Rental Cottages and Homes [ view classifieds online ]
  • [ Subscription Form - Please Subscribe ]
 
June 2009

Beaver Beacon - the Island Monthly since 1955, Beaver Island Michigan

Larger ViewSubscribe

C o n t e n t s
 
  • News from the Townships
  • Par For the Course - Beaver Island Golf Course turns 50!
  • About the Glen McDonough Memorial Concert July 11
  • Doing Community Service
  • A full summer calendar of events
  • Beaver Island Rural Health Center Focuses on Gains
  • A Smooth House Move (down Main Street)
  • View from The End
  • A Salty Study in HDR
  • BIRHC Raffle Car Arrives
  • Pinky's Tree
  • The upcoming June 26-28 Beaver Island Air Show featuring the B-25 Yankee Warrior
  • The upcoming July 16-18 Beaver Island Music Festival
  • The upcoming June 26-27 Second Annual Beaver Island Electric Car Show
  • A car, a tree, music, and a plane, Carnac
  • Christening the new-born School
  • Outa Here, for now - Beaver Island Community School Grads ready to move on
  • Beth wins OPiE (outstanding person in education) award
  • Summer Islander makes TCC’s Hall of Fame
  • Talk a walk on the wild side - this year’s enlightening BIHS/CMU Biological Station Nature Walk series
  • Peainers discuss Off-road vehicles
  • Archipelago Challenge - a Beaver Island poker run to be held this summer to benefit the Community Center
  • BICS Strings - Four Beaver Island students play the mainland
  • Who is a real Celt and who's a "Wanna-be"?
  • PABI RTV Raffle
  • Kids fly through Wingin' It! - These kids can act (unless it was no act)
  • One Hundred Years (and one minute) Ago
  • It Really Happened (On This Date)
  • Classified Ads, Island Property for Sale, Beaver Island Rental Cottages and Homes [ view classifieds online ]
  • [ Subscription Form - Please Subscribe ]
 
May 2009

Beaver Beacon - the Island Monthly since 1955, Beaver Island Michigan

Larger ViewSubscribe

C o n t e n t s
 
  • News from the Townships
  • TDS DSL expansion planned; Cherry Capital Connections makes wireless proposal to Peaine Township
  • A Whiz of a Quiz team - "We Made it to State!"
  • Calendar of Island Events
  • Letters to the Editor: Take Care of the Cemetery
  • Beaver Island Citizen of the Year - congratulations to Jim and Mary Gillingham and the Beaver Island Fire Department
  • On This Date
  • Cormorant Harassment Program
  • Island Athletes Honored
  • Students take Chicago
  • Council on Aging addresses Island audience
  • Things You Should Know about the Beaver Island Rural Health Center
  • BIBCO and Money
  • Beaver Island Community School MEAP Scores among Top in State again!
  • The Great Egg Hunt
  • Welcome to our new Deputy
  • The New Island Whimsy!
  • Letters to the Editor: Gravel Plant
  • In Memory: Phil Gregg, Harold Lounsberry
  • One Hundred Years ago
  • Classified Ads, Island Property for Sale, Beaver Island Rental Cottages and Homes [ view classifieds online ]
  • [ Subscription Form - Please Subscribe ]
 
April 2009

Beaver Beacon - the Island Monthly since 1955, Beaver Island Michigan

Larger ViewSubscribe

C o n t e n t s
 
  • News from the Townships
  • Notes on the Island Budget
  • The Budgets
  • Calendar of Island Events
  • A Brighter Light-over there: City of Charlevoix and the Charlevoix Historical Society recieve grant from the Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program for the Charlevoix South Peir Light
  • The View from Five Hundred Feet: A Sentimental Journey
  • The Elders Speak – and George Anthony has been Listening
  • Library Girds Up
  • Sunbows
  • Road Rally #7
  • The Gertrude K – it seems we hardly knew ye
  • One Hundred Years ago: the more things change, the more they stay the same
  • The music is coming
  • St. James, Serbia
  • Ah, ‘tis great to be Irish – on St. Pat’s
  • The Charlevoix mayor attempts to Defuse Tensions
  • Wind Farms
  • In Memory: Charles K. (Chuckie) Dudley
  • Lady Islanders complete sweep
  • Boys play short-handed but not short-hearted
  • Hockey on the Harbor
  • The Mobile Bay returns to open the harbor for the ferry season to begin
  • A long trip and a deep dive
  • The Kids are Coming
  • Care to sweep the floor – in a Lighthouse?
  • Our Health Center
  • On This Date – and the news that was fit to print (and reprint)
  • Classified Ads, Island Property for Sale, Beaver Island Rental Cottages and Homes [ view classifieds online ]
  • [ Subscription Form - Please Subscribe ]
 
March 2009

Beaver Beacon - the Island Monthly since 1955, Beaver Island Michigan

Larger ViewSubscribe

C o n t e n t s
 
  • News from the Townships
  • AmVets and Paddy Wagons
  • Gary Voogt named NCBA President
  • A Busy Month for the Islanders includes One League Title
  • Six and Two: Not bad for BICS - the Geniuses
  • The New School open for business
  • On This Date
  • Island Engagements
  • The Coast Guard: medical evacuation, one way or another
  • Icemobiling around the Archipelago
  • Not One Dollar More – we hope: Charlevoix's new Dollar "Beaver Island" Toll
  • County Plan Explained
  • Hazardous Duty: Our Heroes “to the rescue,” never mind the risk
  • Tuning up... for Baroque
  • Beaver Island Rural Health Center adds a Stepfather
  • In Memory: Jack O'Reagan: Sweetie McDonough, Frederick Howing
  • An Island Artist’s work goes digital
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know – about Coyotes
  • Classified Ads, Island Property for Sale, Beaver Island Rental Cottages and Homes [ view classifieds online ]
  • [ Subscription Form - Please Subscribe ]
 
February 2009

Beaver Beacon - the Island Monthly since 1955, Beaver Island Michigan

Larger ViewSubscribe

C o n t e n t s
 
  • News from the Townships
  • Our Air Ambulance: ready to fly - Island Airways provides air ambulance service
  • Beaver Island Health Center Honors Anne Glendon
  • Win some, lose some - A season of inconvenience of the Islanders
  • On This Date
  • In Memory: Annie HayHoe, Catherine “Georgie" Gatliff, Dolores Gallagher
  • My First Snowmobile Ride – 1979
  • Beaver Island gets out its Pen
  • Hello, Lil, are you open?
  • Ships of Destiny: the Griffon and the Endurance - State wants to drop shipwreck case; Antarctica draws closer through Rand Shackleton's Pure Antarctica
  • The Great Ellipse
  • A Dangerous Trip South, lasting generations
  • Fanny
  • Charlevoix County Future Land Use Plan Public Hearing
  • Charlevoix County Road Commmission Beaver Island garage on infastructure stimulous plan list
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Country Roads
  • One Hundred Years Ago ... Seems like Yesterday
  • Classified Ads, Island Property for Sale, Beaver Island Rental Cottages and Homes [ view classifieds online ]
  • [ Subscription Form - Please Subscribe ]
 
January 2009

Beaver Beacon - the Island Monthly since 1955, Beaver Island Michigan

Larger ViewSubscribe

C o n t e n t s
 
  • News from the Townships
  • Letters: ORV Use
  • 26-mile Island marathon being planned as Boston Marathon qualifier
  • Save the date for the Grand Rapids Party - February 28
  • Winter sports seasons off to slippery start
  • Amvets Auxiliary fundraiser for Christmas community events
  • John recognized
  • Meet the Editor ... of Guns & Ammo1
  • Bringing the winter oil
  • How Many Deer?
  • So This Is Christmas
  • Santa's Workshop
  • On This Date
  • In for an old-fashioned winter
  • An Island Traveler
  • Donald's Duck on Tour
  • Good Investments in the recession
  • A chance to serve
  • Coast Guard airlifts Snowmobile Rider
  • One Hundred Years Ago
  • In Memory: Beatrice Bauman, John Crouse, Dolores Gallagher
  • Bio Station recognized by AIA; A Brave Gal; Father to Stay; B/R and PC Posts
  • Welcome back and thank you party on 1-31
  • What to do when stuck in an airport
  • Classified Ads, Island Property for Sale, Beaver Island Rental Cottages and Homes [ view classifieds online ]
  • [ Subscription Form - Please Subscribe ]
 
Online Archives

The following issues are available online for broadband users
(3-6 MB per issue - flash swf plugin required)


Contents: 2008 Beaver Beacon Contents | 2007 Beaver Beacon Contents | 2006 Beaver Beacon Contents
2005 Beaver Beacon Contents | 2004 Beaver Beacon Contents | 2003 Beaver Beacon Contents
Beaver Beacon Beaver Island News Archives


 
P o w e r s'  W e b  C a m


Powers' Hardware & Lumber Beaver Island Harbor Webcam (thumbnail updated every 10 minutes, click for larger and live view)

Powers' DoitBest Hardware & Lumber Harbor Web Cam
Click for a larger & live view »
 

R e c e n t  S t o r i e s

Paddle for Food

Paddle for Food
Ken Bruland's 85-mile solo kayak trip to benefit the Beaver Island Food Pantry. Help Ken gear up for the trip by being one of his sponsors. And help the cause by donating to the Beaver Island Food Pantry - jars at McDonough's Market, The Station at 4-corners, and The Beaver Island Community Center.

Paddle for Food

Waugoshance! A photograph of Ken heading for Waugoshance point by Frank Solle and thanks to an Island Airways Flyover. Please consider donating to the Food Pantry / Paddle for Food so Ken's long paddle fulfills the hopes to support this good cause.

Baroque on Beaver - a festival of classical music

Baroque on Beaver is here! Thursday - Chamber Music Concert. 7:30 at the CMU Gillingham Auditorium; Friday - Orchestra and Soloists. 7:30 at the BI Community Center; Saturday - Chamber Music Concert. 7:30 at the Holy Cross Parish Hall; Sunday - Orchestra Concert, 2:00 at the Holy Cross Parish Hall

Beaver Island Music Festival

Don't miss the Beaver Island Music Festival July 16 - 18!

Beaver Island Archipelago Challenge Boating Event and Poker Run

Beaver Island Archipelago Challenge Boating Event - Poker Run - a good fun and safe event, no speed required. Meet at 1:00 at the Shamrock on July 5th (rain date July 12th) to receive your chart of the course. $100 entry fee per person. First prize is 25% of the take, so bring your friends. Boats will be stationed around Beaver, Garden, and High Islands to give out cards. Proceeds go to the Beaver Island Community Center.

Lighted Boat Parade

Enter your boat in the 4th of July Lighted Boat Parade - Help lightup Paradise Bay at Dusk on the 4th of July fifth annual Clyde Fogg Memorial Boat Parade. For info, call Mike Weede (House) 231.448.2708 or Paradise Bay Dive Shop 231.448.3195. Trophy for the best boat!

Beaver Island Electric Car Show

Beaver Island Electric Car Show - The electric car show is coming back to Beaver Island on Friday June 26 and Saturday June 27. Last year's car show attracted over 400 visitors, and over 200 test drives were given. Six electric cars were sold on the island last summer. The island now has a fleet of 13 electric vehicles.

Dr. Jim and Mary Gillingham, 2008 Beaver Island Citizen of the Year.

Beaver Island Citizens of the Year - Congratulations to Jim and Mary Gillingham named 2008 Beaver Island Citizens of the Year at the April 25 Chamber Banquet. Beaver Island thanks Jim and Mary for all they do for the Island.

Beaver Island Fire Deptartment - 2008 Organization of the Year

And Beaver Island Organization of the Year - goes to the Beaver Island Fire Department. Pictured Fire Chief Tim McDonough accepts the award. Thank you to the Fire Department for their dedication and hard work to keep our Island safe. Full story in the upcomnig issue.

Beaver Island Citizen of the Year - Banquet April 25 at the Shamrock.

9&10 News Video: Special St. Patrick's Day Tradition on Beaver Island (viewable online)

Mobile Bay opens the harbor for the season

Harbor open for the season - to start April in spring-fashion, the USCG Mobile Bay returned to the Island to open the harbor so the ferry can begin her season. Photograph by Frank Solle.

St. Patrick's Day - the Great Day on Beaver Island

St.Patrick's Day Festivities March 14 starting at 1 pm on Main Street in front of the Shamrock -
Paddy Wagon Race- 5 man team (new event involved)
Fish Toss (individual event)
Tug-O-War- Hayseeders-vs-Fishchokers
Panties in a Knot- 4 man team (new)
Fish Stomp - 4 man team
Mix and Match- 1 man 1 woman (new)
Back to Back-4 man team (new)
Limerick Contest: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place
King & Queen Contest 2 people
Judged on talent,  The Jig,  1 Trivia Question, Costumes Required, Judged on Entertainment Value

New Beaver Island Community School Open

New Beaver Island Community School - A formal Dedication Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 11:00am. Many thanks to all in the community who made this happen. This is a building that will serve our community well for years to come. Thanks to Beaver Gems and all of their subcontractors for the quality work. And, thanks to our temporary hosts, St. James Township, Beaver Island Christian Church and CMU Biological Statiion.

Beaver Island thanks Sue Solle and welcomes Chris VanLooy as co-caregiver.

Thank You Sue and Welcome Back Chris - The Beaver Island Rural Health Center threw a party on January 31st to thank Sue Solle and staff for their work running the Center with one primary caregiver, and to welcome back Chris VanLooy as our new co-caregiver.

Beaver Island welcomes the newest tug, the Wendy Anne

Beaver Island welcomes the newest tug, the Wendy Anne. Photos and story of the tug and journey from the east coast to Beaver Island in the November Beacon. Also photographed lighting the harbor for the holidays.

Beaver Island welcomes the newest tug, the Wendy Anne

A wreath is dropped in memory of the crew of the Bradley off Gull Island by the Beaver Island Historical Society with the help of Island Airways. Story in the December Beacon.

New Years Eve at the Hall

Beaver Island Celebrates New Year's Eve together at the Hall - featuring RigorMortis, Danny Gillespie, Danny Johnston, Cindy Gillespie-Cushman, John McCafferty, Joe Moore, Edward Palmer & Brian Roman with special appearances by Joddy Croswhite, Sheri Timsak, Miranda Rooy & Kevin White. Raffles, 50/50, Light Buffet at Midnight, Live Music Happy Hour 5:30 - 8:30 Hors D'oeuvres Music Starts at 6

Ray Bonneville

The Blues of November - Distinctive blues artist Ray Bonneville cooks up a deep groove blending a unique percussive guitar style, his weathered voice and a soulful rack harmonica for a powerful evening of “walkin-style” blues. November 9 at the Community Center.

Annual 2008 Beaver Island Boodle and the Bite of Beaver Island

Boodle & Bite - October 4 : starts with an 8-mile bike ride this year at
8 a.m. and you'll be back in time for the annual Island Boodle, the 5 K

Slide - "the future of Irish Music"

Slide - In Concert Monday September 8 7:30pm $15 at the Beaver Island Community Center. “ Irish Music Magazine “Slide…the future of Irish Music.” Radio 1, Ireland

Baroque on Beaver 2008

Baroque on Beaver Returns for Seventh Year with five performances this year at CMU, the Parish Hall, and the Community Center.

Meet the Artists

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.

The Wisdom of Our Ancestors from Celtic Lore to Beaver Island

The Wisdom of Our Ancestors - Teacher and peace activist Seamus Norgaard discussed The Wisdom of our Ancestors, talking about Celtic culture and lore ranging from Ireland to Beaver Isle.

Diving on Beaver Island Shipwrecks

Shipwreck Diving - Mike and Gail Weede presented another thrilling episode of diving on the Island’s shipwrecks such as the Niko.

Imagineering

Imagineer - Bruce Struik hosted an interactive program in which the audience suggested how specific found natural objects might become art, after which they viewed the actual finished pieces.

Music on the Porch

Music on the Porch - kicked off the 28th Annual Musuem Week.

Yankee Lady B17

The Yankee Lady B-17 touched down at the township airport just before 4pm July 18, being delayed during the day due to fog.

Beaver Island Music Festival

The Beaver Island Music Festival "The Island Rite of Summer since 2003" Click here for the programme of musicians who will perform this year!

Experiments in IR

Early experiments in near infrared photographs are becoming more promising. The Harbor

Beaver Island Community Center Grand Opening

Grand Opening Week - of the new Beaver Island Community Center Photos in the July Beacon.

Paintings with Patina, Photographs of Planets

Paintings with Patina, Photographs of Planets - Don't miss the Memorial Day Art Show at Mary's Gallery. Opening May 24th.

New EW Marine Internet/Cell Towers on Beaver Island

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 in the May Beacon!

Cutting through the ice was an amazing experience, with the force of the tug pwerful standing on the ice.

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!

The Ruby Ann tug is hauled, trailered, and transported to Whiskey Point for relaunch where the ice passage is not so long to reach open water and rebreak the channel previously cut by the Biscayne Bay.

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.

As a pile of ice chunks lays beside the dock, fished out with backhoe, the Emerald Isle nudges herself into the birth.

Nudging the ice away - the Emerald Isle makes her way to the dock with the Biscayne Bay beside

As onlookers watch from the dock, the Biscyane Bay coastguard cutter circles through the harbor slicing through the 16-inch blue ice

The Biscayne Bay clearing the harbor with her side bubblers pushing ice out from the hull.

The Biscayne Bay icebreaker cutting past Whiskey Point into the harbor

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 Prairie Home Companion

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. March 15 2008.

New School Plans Nearing Completion

Plans for the new Beaver Island Community School are now nearing completion. Story, floorplan, and elevation in the February Beacon.
Advertisement for bids


Keywords: