What will Chuck Madenjian find this year? Investigating the Gill Nets!
Back in late October, for about a week, Senior Fish Biologist with the USGS, Chuck Madenjian, sent me updates like this: "We are still watching the weather; must have a couple of consecutive fair-weather days." After all, when you are setting fishing nets for a research project, you are in fact a fisherman. You must capture the fish in order to study them and learn. And, without good weather the mission could be scrubbed because we all know this time of year "the skies of November turn gloomy."
Once the weather gave a nod to the researchers, the 101-foot long research Vessel, Sturgeon arrived in Paradise Bay on November 3rd after a good day of setting research nets in the Northern Refuge. (see page 13 map) The next day, the crew of the Sturgeon would "lift" the nets for a "status check" of Lake Trout Spawners.
Guth brings consummate musicianship, interpretive intelligence and a distinctive tonal palette her performances. She has performed extensively throughout North America and Europe in concert, recital and opera, and her performances have been broadcast live on the BBC radio 2 in England, The CBC and Radio Canada and the WDR in Germany. Highlights include Wigmore Hall and the Leeds Lieder Festival with Graham Johnson at the piano, the Vancouver International Song Institute and the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival with Erika Switzer, the Liederkranz with Pianist Dalton Baldwin, and an all-Britten recital with Pianist Malcolm Martineau in NYC. Other performances include St. John’s Smith Square in London, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Voices of Ascension in NYC, The National Cathedral, the Calgary Philharmonic, the Aldeburgh Connection in Toronto, and both Claveçin en Concert and the André Turp Society in Montreal.
Described by STRAD Magazine as “Sensational” “Bewitching” and “Models of vibrancy and control” GRAMOPHONE Magazine, the celebrated GRAMMY nominated Chicago-based Lincoln Trio—made up of Desirée Ruhstrat, violin, David Cunliffe, cello, and Marta Aznavoorian, piano—takes its name from their home, the heartland of the United States, the land of Lincoln.
It was a star-studded performance, with a packed houseful of appreciative guests.
The Lincoln Trio is a joy to watch as their stage performance flows over the audience. Their joy and precision is evident in the highly synchronized gestures and expressions of the communications streaming to and from each player. Martha Guth was incredibly expressive as her narration and singing clearly brought the message of Assad’s composition about the agony of the ill-fated victims of 14th century witch murders.
Join many of these performers the rest of the week at various venues on the island, for ticketed and freewill events!
What's happening with 'Antho', Kate and Adam's vineyard?
The Parents: Rob, LeeAnn, Alan and Chris invite you ALL
to an "INFO HOUR" About Antho Vineyard...... and what's going on this summer.
Join us at the BI Community Center, 4pm, Sunday May 1 to learn more.
Any questions, call: 231-330-0968
Dear Beaver Island friends of Kate Leese and Adam Kendall,
Please join us for a quick hour of updates and information.
as we discuss the season ahead and what it will take to keep Kate & Adam's
vineyard dream alive in 2022.
We're considerably OLDER than Kate & Adam and will need help a few times this spring. The 'Info Hour' will have an overview of what type of work plus sign-up sheets to keep volunteer jobs and times organized. Attending the meeting, does not mean you are signing up! It's an update of the goals for the deer fence project May 2 & 3; and the trellis installation May 27 & 28, plus a personal invitation to our 'Thank You Barbeque' 4pm, Sunday, May 29, at the Gregg Fellowship Center.
We are just presenting the projects at hand. If any of them interest you, there will be time slots to pick from. No one has to commit to a whole day! Maybe just a couple hours.
If you can't spend time, maybe you have some of the tools we could borrow?
That's why we need to coordinate efforts May 1st at 4pm in the Community Center. We will hand out our summer calendar and contact info.
If any of the times work for you, we'd love to have you join us. If not, just come to say Hi!
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This year McDonough Construction, Inc. is proudly celebrating their 30th year in business!
Kevin was born to Robert and Charlotte McDonough, the youngest of fifteen children. Though his parents were both born and raised on Beaver Island, Kevin grew up in the Grand Rapids area.
Kevin found his love for building while taking the Builders Trades class in his senior year of high school. It seemed like the path to take since his brothers had taken the class and his uncles were builders. (Kevin spent many summers working for his Uncle Jude!)
He enjoyed the builder’s trade co-op program. Kevin learned a little bit of everything and by the end of the year, the class had built a house. One of the most valuable lessons that he learned from the builder’s trade teacher (and a bit comical) is when his teacher asked him to grab an electrical outlet. (You know where this is going) So Kevin grabs the box and gets a little zap. He exclaims to the teacher, “Why didn’t you warn me?” The teacher replies, “That will be the best lesson I will ever teach you.”
After graduating, Kevin started framing apartments and gaining building experience. In 1992, Kevin decided to get his builders license, and soon after formed McDonough Construction, Inc. with his friend and colleague, Rob Gladstone.
McDonough Construction went on to do a multitude of remodel projects and built many houses during its tenure in Grand Rapids, MI. Kevin went on to build homes for his siblings within the area as well. In 1996, Kevin fulfilled his mother’s lifelong dream of building her a house on Sand Bay. Charlotte was able to spend 14 summers at her home on Beaver Island until her passing in 2013.
In 1999, Kevin started teaming up with Robert Gillespie. One project led to another, and Kevin found himself working full-time on Beaver Island with Robert and the Eager Beaver Clean and Store. Kevin saw so much potential for the island and started to build himself his own home on Beaver Island in 2005. It was then that his wife Theresa relocated to the island full-time and his daughter Heather soon after followed. Theresa has since played one of the most integral roles in helping Kevin run their successful business.
Since then, Kevin’s family has grown, and he is happy to be raising a fifth generation McDonough (Sophie) on the ancestral 150-year-old farm. He and his wife continue to tackle various projects and all the logistical elements involved in building on Beaver Island. McDonough Construction, Inc. has proudly been involved in building up Beaver Island with a vast variety of commercial and residential projects. Some past projects include the Beaver Island Rural Health Center, the Beaver Island Community School, the Township Airport, the BIC Center, and the CMU Academic Center. McDonough Construction is currently finishing the third phase of the Print Shop Museum.
However, Kevin cannot forget the important people that encouraged and supported him along his path. Many thanks to his ENTIRE family including his mother who was always his biggest supporter, along with many friends and mentor Robert Gillespie who is always remembered. Many thanks to Ed Welter whose constant advice and unwavering support is appreciated.
“Beaver Island is very blessed to have an excellent group of builders, subcontractors and craftsman,” says Kevin McDonough. “Our company has been fortunate to have a great crew of employees and subcontractors over the years and we hope to continue to grow our crew in the upcoming year.”
We look forward to continuing to serve the Beaver Island community!
Squaw Island Lighthouse Restoration (mcdonoughconstructioninc.com)
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
February 28, 2022
Beaver Island Community School
Boiler Burner Retrofit
(Bid Proposals Due at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, March 9, 2022)
Please consider this document a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) for a complete burner
replacement including flame safeguard controls to retrofit the existing Bryan CL-150 (Burner
Model Number R8.0-0-05) boiler at Beaver Island Community School (BICS). The project
includes the following:
• Furnish and install new burner,
• Adapt all existing oil piping to new burner system,
• Properly dispose of old boiler system, and
• Necessary field coordination.
Sealed bid proposals must be received in the BICS office before 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
March 9, 2022. Bidders are encouraged to visit the school and inspect the existing boiler or call
to discuss project with Wil Cwikiel, BICS Superintendent/Principal. Bids will be opened at 3:31
p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. All bidders are welcome to be present at the opening.
Beaver Island Community School (BICS) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
The final selection for the contractor for this project will be made at the regularly-scheduled
March 14, 2022 BICS Board of Education meeting.
Any qualified contractors interested in submitting a bid are encouraged to meet with the BICS
Superintendent/Principal to discuss and review the project prior to preparing and submitting a
bid. To set up an appointment, please call (231) 448-2744.
All submitted bids must include:
• Not-to exceed bid amount with itemized cost estimates for each aspect of the project,
• Proposed completion date of the project,
• Proof of proper boiler installer’s licensure, and
• Provide current proof of general liability and workman’s comp insurance.
All bid proposals must be received in the Beaver Island Community School office before 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
The Baroque on Beaver Festival’s name might make you think you’ll only hear one thing. The reality is very different, say Baroque’s Music Director Robert Nordling and its Executive Director Matthew Thomas. “In addition to honoring the great music of the past – and in particular the Baroque Era - we are very focused on perpetuating classical music and the artists and composers who will create and perform the great music of the next 1,000 years,” says Nordling. “The upcoming season shows this in a number of ways.”
“To begin, last season we added a new-music concert (What’s New, Baroque?). Our audience raved about how surprisingly accessible and enjoyable it was. Second, we’ve created a biennial commission program. Every two years, we will pay a composer to create something new just for us,” Thomas said. “Our most recent commission was in 2017 with Mara Gibson’s Secret Sky: one hundred veils to fall. 2022 will bring a world-premiere performance of new music by Brazilian-American composer Clarice Assad ( www.clariceassad.com ) on our Opening Night Gala with The Lincoln Trio.” Ms. Assad’s numerous commissions for the 2022-23 season include the Camerata Pacifica, Music Accord, the League of American Orchestras, the Oregon Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chamber Music America, the Fry Street Quartet, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. “Baroque on Beaver will now join that illustrious list thanks to a generous grant from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation and a major gift by Beaver Island resident Tim Turner. We are so grateful for the partnerships with our community and its residents, and this is another wonderful example,” Thomas said. To further illustrate that point, he added that the Gala concert will be sponsored by a separate major gift from Beaver Island residents Bob Sramek and Ed Max. Finally, said Nordling, “This commission becomes even more special since we will welcome another Beaver Island resident, soprano Martha Guth (www.marthaguth.com ), to premiere the piece with Lincoln Trio. I can’t think of a better opening night to begin our next twenty years.”
Notably, this extraordinary Festival season will bring two commissions, not one. Petoskey resident Tony Manfredonia ( www.manfredoniamusic.com ) has been asked to compose a brass fanfare. “The arts world is all about partnerships,” says Nordling, “and this happens in many ways, not just with communities or musicians onstage but with other organizations: We have partnered with the Bandung Philharmonic Foundation to co-commission Tony’s fanfare. It will have two premieres, one here on Beaver Island and the other in Bandung, Indonesia.”
Baroque is committed to paying it forward on multiple fronts: creating and performing new music; artistic and community partnerships; and, finally, by championing young artists. “We do this in two ways,” says Thomas. “One is our partnership with New York’s Young Concert Artists to host their brilliant performers. This year’s guest will be Nathan Lee ( www.yca.org/artist/lee-nathan ), a pianist who has already embarked on a notable career, having performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. The other is our new Young Soloist’s Competition.” Open to all high-school age instrumental soloists who reside and attend school in Michigan, it is made possible by a generous financial commitment from Island residents Bev and Larry Seiford. Three cash prizes will be awarded with the first-place winner invited to perform with the Baroque on Beaver Festival Orchestra at the summer 2022 Festival. “We take our role in these collaborations and partnerships very seriously,” concluded Nordling. “It is our responsibility and privilege.” The 2022 Baroque on Beaver runs from July 29 through August 6. For artist, program, and ticket information please visit www.baroqueonbeaver.org .