You’ve heard me talk about Baroque on Beaver and how much I enjoy that music festival each year. Well, the bad news is that COVID-19 has essentially eliminated those classical music concerts on Beaver Island this summer. The good news, though, is that they are being replaced with virtual events that we can enjoy from home!
I’ve attached the schedule of events to this message so you can see if there’s something that appeals to you. Wouldn’t it be fun to watch these at the same time so we can be in the audience together, even though we’re apart?
I’m planning to attend all the events, and if you’d like to enjoy any of them with me, let me know and I’ll remind you before it happens. Obviously you don’t need me to tune in, and I think you’ll really enjoy this music and the discussions that surround it. You can find out all about it, and how to tune in through YouTube, at www.baroqueonbeaver.org, and at the Baroque on Beaver Facebook page.
Help us share the joy starting this Friday! Read more for the full schedule here online at the Northern-Islander!
The Huron Jewel, a beauty of a 78 foot tall ship returns to Beaver Island Municipal Marina, Saturday, July 18 in the afternoon and will offer deck tours Saturday and Sunday.
Under state guidelines for protection against the virus, guests will be allowed in limited and safe numbers to board the ship that Hugh and Julie built over the last several years.
Sponsored in part by the Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce, the tours offer visitors a glimpse of old-time sailing on the high seas, using wind and water.
The Huron Jewel was sponsored in a previous year by the Beaver Island Historical Society as part of a Pirate Party held at the marina and many residents and tourists enjoyed the visit. The company normally offers destination sailing trips, weddings and other adventures.
This year, Hugh and crew are offering a Boat Buddy program to create awareness and raise fund. Anyone can buy a ticket to send a “Boat Buddy” on a sail aboard the ship. For the price of the ticket, your “Boat Buddy” completes the trip, and you get daily photos plus your buddy comes back with a t-shirt and bandana souvenirs.
Everyone is invited to come down Saturday afternoon or Sunday, times are not set just yet so call the Chamber of Commerce for more information or contact the Huron Jewel at ditallship.com. Chamber 231-448-2505
If you want to come by with proper PPE, we are happy to give deck tours at the dock, for a suggested donation of $5 per person. No mask? No worries - Schooner Huron Jewel bandannas are available for sale at the schooner.
Islanders and visitors came out in force and entourage, as over 100 vehicles participated in a drive-through parade downtown St. James, Saturday July 4th. Led by Charlevoix County Sheriff Joe Callien, Dick McEvoy’s baby blue Cadillac convertible and followed by Joseph Moore, live-streaming on Beaver Island News on the Net, the next car held WVBI Radio Station hostesses, PABI Director and DJ, Cynthia Jaye. It was Marcy’s first Beaver Island parade and first live radio broadcast, a journey she said she enjoyed immensely.
“I am amazed at the turnout for this, Marcy said, accompanied by her children Aiden and Livvy. The cars were lined up all the way back to Isle Haven even as we had finished our circuit, they just kept coming.”
The car parade began on Kings Highway at the Holy Cross Catholic Church, passed by the public beach, then wound down Main Street to the Lighthouse where the Chamber of Commerce director, Paul Cole handed out goody bags for adults and children. “Props to Welke airport for the goody bags and the continuous airplane fly- bys across Paradise Bay.” Marcy added.