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.
Beaver Island, MI - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2020
Nick Assendelft, Public Information Officer, AssendelftN@Michigan.gov, 517-388-3135
Boaters should be aware of hidden debris in lakes, rivers from high water levels, erosion, Many areas around Michigan have experienced damaging impacts of record or near-record high water levels that have caused extensive erosion and inundated infrastructure. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and its partners on the High Water Action Team warn those who recreate on the water to watch out for debris in lakes or rivers or along the shores due to the high water levels.
As lake levels have risen, the impact is being felt in a number of ways. Along the Great Lakes, erosion and storms have undermined docks, decks, stairs and trees and washed the debris away from the shoreline. On inland lakes, high water can inundate marinas, yards or public property, making it difficult to see structures in the water.
Next with the Storyteller's Night Sky
Beaver Island, MI - Mary Stewart Adams, hosts the Storyteller's Night Sky program on WVBI 100.1 FM Wednesday, after the news at 7 am, 3 & 6 pm, midnight, 3 & 4 am. The Beaver Island Dark Sky Committee hopes to schedule with Mary sometime soon. Herewith a list of public events you are welcome to join, for finding out all the best stories in the stars.
Summer Solstice Stars with Edsel and Eleanor Ford House
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 7 pm Program held online
The newly discovered Comet, NEOWISE has been on full display this week on the shores of Beaver Island.
Appearing after sunset and on display for most of the night in the NNW skies over Donegal Bay, the comet becomes visible again in the morning in the
An eagle rescued on Beaver Island, MI several months ago was released Saturday, April 18th.
Wings of Wonder in Empire, MI nurtured the injured bird back to health and brought the assumed “him” to Welke Airport for release.
Paul and Angel Welke were kind enough to assist and to sponsor the flight for Rebecca and...
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday she likely will extend her stay-at-home order beyond April 30 even if she relaxes restrictions to reopen parts of the economy.
She said she was hoping to talk more Friday about loosening the rules for businesses that have closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. She said there likely will be...
Beaver Island, Michigan
Bill Markey gave a star-studded Dark Sky presentation at the Beaver Island Community Center in conjunction with the Warblers on the Water Festival this year.
About 40 star-gazers attended the...
A special dedication from the Welke family, and Frank D’Andraia, placing the Bob Welke Adopt-A-Road signs on Kings Highway.
Robert Welke played a key role in bringing the Adopt-A-Highway program to Michigan.
Bob’s family gathered at King’s Highway to pose with Frank D’Andraia. Frank, a dedicated litter patrolman initiated the process of bringing the program to Beaver Island with help of Bobbi Welke and her family.
February 29th, 2020. Beaver Island
It’s not unusual to see bald eagles in Beaver Island harbors. It’s not unusual to see Becca Foli or Andrew Alvesteffer out taking photographs.
What was unique about this morning was a bald eagle flying directly at Andrew! When Becca joined him, the eagle had landed nearby and wasn’t moving.
Becca said, “Andrew went to sunrise at Gull Harbor and spotted this injured eagle on the ice. He had crawled into...