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Volume 1 #10 October2010
Table of Contents
Featured Story: 1,2
Church article: 3 2010 CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Haunted Trail 4
Luce County Pets
NOVEMBER 27, 2010
WHITEFISH TOWNSHIP COMM. CENTER
Whitefish Point 8 LIMITED SPACES
CONTACT: SHERRI 492-3560
Sheila Merchand: 10 FOR APPLICATION
Weather service 12
Flower: 16 Haunted trail in paradise see inside for details!!
Nate Beelen 18
Kayak Race: 23
Blueberry Fest 28
Post Office: 29 Uncle Bud
Due to having to
print more of the
“Paradise Ea- Donald E. "Uncle Bud" Monk, 86, a resident of Paradise since 1933, died at his
gle” (That is a
home on Wednesday, September 8, 2010.
To cover the cost
of printing we Born on December 1, 1923 in Rapid River, Michigan, he was a son of the late
are asking for Alex & Josephine (Columb) Monk. Bud graduated from Wausaukee High School
$2.00 in Wausaukee, WI in the class of 1941. Bud was a U.S. Navy veteran serving as
an Ensign during WW II and was honorably discharged in 1946.
While serving his country, Bud continued his education. First at Berea College in
Berea Kentucky, and following his discharge then at Northern Michigan Univer-
sity in Marquette, eventually receiving his B.S. degree. Bud was employed his
Follow us on: entire working career at the Whitefish Township Schools.
paradiseeagle.webs.com (Cont on next page)
While serving his country, Bud continued his education. First at Berea College in Berea Kentucky, and follow-
ing his discharge then at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, eventually receiving his B.S. degree. Bud was em-
ployed his entire working career at the Whitefish Township Schools.
He started in 1948 at the Whitefish Town Hall and while assisting in the building of the present structure, he taught in
the elementary grades. After completion of the school he taught Mathematics and physics and then principal of the
School system. Bud retired in 1979 following 31 years to the school district.
Bud enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, boating, fishing, hunting, and was an avid reader of history books, also
enjoying puzzles, golf and cooking. He was also a devout Detroit Tiger fan. His social memberships included the Coast
Guard Auxiliary, a former charter member of the Hulbert American Legion Post #393, the Michigan Education Associa-
tion, was a coach and follower of the Paradise Little League, and a member of the Newberry Country Club. Besides his
parents, Bud is preceded in death by siblings Harold, Floyd, Francis, Laurence, Roy, Robert, Genevieve, Violet, Doris,
Virginia, and Jean.
Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews and the extended families of those he taught throughout the years
Friends may gather at the Paradise United Methodist Church on Monday, September 13, 2010 from 10:00 am until the
time of services. Services will be held at the Paradise Methodist Church on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 11:00 am
with Pastor Sandra Kolder officiating. Graveside services with military honors provided by the Hulbert American Le-
gion Post #393 will follow at Our Lady of Victory Cemetery in Paradise.
The family expresses a wish that memorials may be directed to the Whitefish Twp. Schools, c/o Nancy Smith, Paradise,
Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com
The following pages are pictures of Uncle Bud, along with family and friends. Thanks Treasure for letting me use them.
More photos of Uncle Bud and family and friends
At the Yukon, Bar stool #3
A memorial fund has been established at Whitefish Township School, in memory
of "Bud" Monk.
A few weeks back very strong winds damaged our seawall.
A big “Thank You” to Randy Weighman.
He is the only man in town that fixes seawalls. He did a great job. Thanks Randy!
Pasta Meat Sauce
Bring the Taste of Italy
ANOTHER WATER COLOR CLASS
Into Your Kitchen or Camp!
Sold Locally at
Paradise Recreation Sports WITH
In Downtown Paradise
Larger Orders or Parties Please Call TEACHER BARB ERICKSON
Debi Skeans 906-291-1268
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Pet of Month
The 2011 Cutest Pet Contest was a success!!!! A total of 19.859 votes were received! Orders are be-
ing taken for the 2011 Cutest Pet calendars. An order form can be printed off our website
www.lucecountypetpals.com. Calendars are $12.00 each or $13.50 if mailed.
The Fall Paw Prints newsletter is now available for viewing on our website. Newsletters can also be
found in various businesses in the Paradise area.
The pet of the month is Morris aka OJ. Morris is a stray who was taken in by a kind person. We
were unable to locate his owners. The kind person who took him in
would love to keep Morris but will be moving soon and is not sure
where he is moving to or if he will be able to have a pet. We need
to find a home for Morris ASAP!! Morris is a very sweet laid back
boy. He is neutered and loves to lie on his foster parent’s lap.
Morris is available at a reduced adoption fee of $20 as someone has
donated money to cover his neuter surgery. Please call 906 293
3965 to find out more about Morris. Pictures of Morris and the
other wonderful cats and kittens we have available can be found on
Things are moving along with the plans for construction of an ani-
mal shelter for our community. Pet Pals has purchased 3.52 acres from Luce County for $1. The
building site for the proposed animal shelter is located just north of Waste Management on County
Rd 391. Pet Pals is currently obtaining construction estimates and finalizing the site plan. Please
contact us if you would be able to donate labor to help with construction.
FISH AND LOAVES MINISTRY (SUE JONES)
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A COMMUNITY HARVEST DINNER OCTOBER 30TH AT THE WHITEFISH
TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY CENTER. 4:30 pm TO 7:00 pm.
THE MENU WILL BE TURKEY AND ALL THE TRIMMINGS. THIS INCLUDES MASHED POTATOES,
GRAVY, STUFFING, CRANBERRIES, VEGETABLES, RELISH TRAYS, ROLLS, PUMPKIN PIES AND A
THIS WILL BE BY DONATION ONLY AND TAKE OUTS WILL BE AVAILABLE.
THE PROCEEDS FROM THIS MEAL WILL BENEFIT EQUALLY THE FISH AND LOAVES OUTREACH
MINISTRY AND THE EUPISD IN MEMORY OF DAN ROWLEY. DAN, THE BROTHER OF PAT ROW-
LEY, RECENTLY PASSED AWAY. HE WAS EMPLOYED AT THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT
AND WORKED WITH SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN. HE WAS "SANTA CLAUS" FOR MANY YEARS
HERE IN PARADISE.
THE WHITFISH TOWNSHIP SENIOR CLASS OF 2011 WILL BE HOLDING A BAKE SALE DURING THE
HARVEST DINNER. THEY ARE RAISING FUNDS FOR THEIR CLASS TRIP. A PERFECT TIME TO
STOCK UP ON THOSE HOLIDAY GOODIES AND HELP OUR YOUTH TOO.
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PARADISE AREA SENIOR CITIZENS REUGLAR MEETING
SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
President Zelna Dreves called the meeting to order at 6:10 PM
Rose Bussiere led us in prayer
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Ray Davis
The reading of last months meeting were approved as read
John Dreves treasure, reported the current balance that was approved as read
There were no committee reports
Dues are still due
We will celebrate Halloween on October 12th. Costumes are optional. Prizes will be given for
the best man and best women.
First place $15.00, second place $10.00. There will be a pot luck with bingo following
The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Jim Collins, seconded by Rose Bussiere and Betty
Birthdays were celebrated for Ray Davis and an anniversary was celebrated for John and
We then retired to a silent auction
Wilma Byrd, Secretary
PARADISE AREA SENIOR
MacMaster Realty CITIZENS MEETINGS.
Hwy M-123, Box 47
Paradise, Michigan 49768 Meets the second Tuesday of each
month at the Paradise Community
Toll Free 877-705-4500 Center at 6:00PM
Phone 906-492-3513 Pot Luck, Bring a dish to pass.
Fax 906-492-3920 Meet new people! Great time!
Special 35th Anniversary Edmund Fitzgerald
Memorial Service to be Held at
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Point
Wednesday, November 10
On November 10, 1975, the 729-foot steamer Edmund Fitzgerald was lost in an infamous Lake Superior storm near
Whitefish Point, Michigan with her entire crew of 29 men. The Fitzgerald’s story has become a popular legend
through a song by Canadian folksinger Gordon Lightfoot – and the cause of her loss remains a mystery thirty-five
The bell of this most famous Great Lakes shipwreck was recovered at the request of surviving family members in
1995 and is now on display as a memorial at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point, Michigan. The
Shipwreck Museum will offer its annual Memorial Service this year on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 beginning at
7:00 pm in the Shipwreck Museum building. Public seating will begin no earlier than 6:30 pm on a first-come, first-
Every five years, special efforts are made to enhance this annual event. In 2010, the Fitzgerald service will be con-
ducted by the Reverend Richard Ingalls, Jr. who is Rector of the Mariner’s Church in Detroit. As Lightfoot’s song
describes, Rev. Ingalls’ father “rang the bell twenty-nine times for each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald.”
The Mariner’s Church offered its own annual Fitzgerald services until 2005, when the decision was made to change it
to a general memorial service for all Great Lakes Sailors. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is now the only insti-
tution on the Great Lakes offering a public Memorial Service specifically for the Fitzgerald.
The public is cordially invited to attend. The service includes music, reflections, and a Call to the Last Watch Cere-
mony during which the bell is tolled 29 times for each crew member, plus a 30th ring to remember all Mariners lost on
the Great Lakes. Refreshments will be served immediately following.
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum will be open on Wednesday, November 10 from 11 am to 4 pm. The Shipwreck
Coast Museum Store will be open that day from 11 am to 7 pm, with special pre-holiday sales prices. Standard mu-
seum admission rates apply; admission to the Fitzgerald Service is free. For more information, please call the Great
Lakes Shipwreck Museum at 888-492-3747.
Commander G.W. Gwalchmai of the Canadian Navy tolls the bell of the
Edmund Fitzgerald at the 30th Anniversary Ceremony, 2005, at the Great
Lakes Shipwreck Museum.
MORE FISH AND LOAVES NEWS!
AS WE APPROACH THE 6 MONTH MARK OF THE FISH AND LOAVES MINISTRY I WOULD LIKE TO THANK
THE COMMUNITY FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND PRAYERS. WITHOUT ALL OF YOU THIS OUTREACH WOULD
NOT BE POSSIBLE.
LABOR DAY WEEK-END WAS A BUSY ONE WITH OUR SECOND FUNDRAISER AND BAKE SALE HELD AT
THE COMMUNITY CENTER. AGAIN, THE SUCCESS WAS PHENOMENAL DESPITE THE RAIN AND BLUS-
TERY WEATHER. VOLUNTEERS AT THIS ENDEAVOR INCLUDED: BOB AND MARY STEHOUWER, TEDDIE
AND SHEILA MERCHAND, SARAH HOLDEN, BETTY WINKLER, LAURELL GRAHAM, SUE ANWAY, DEBI
SKEANS, RUTH CAMPBELL AND BEV AND JACK PURCELL. THANK YOU FOR DONATING YOUR TIME AND
EFFORT OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND..
THE BAKE SALE WAS AMAZING. THE PIES, BREAD, CINNAMON ROLLS AND GOODIES PACKED 6 TA-
BLES!! CONTRIBUTORS WERE: LAURELL GRAHAM, GINNY BELL, RUTH CAMPBELL, DORIS ENGLE-
BRECHT, WILMA BYRD AND BETTY WINKLER. AS USUAL, MARY MARSDEN BLESSED US WITH HER BAK-
ING EXPERTISE AND SUPPLIED US WITH A HUGE AMOUNT OF BAKED GOODS. THANKS TO THE SHIP-
WRECK MUSEUM FOR ALLOWING ME TO USE THEIR GIFT SHOP PORCH TO CONDUCT A BAKE SALE ON
SUNDAY. THERE WASN'T A MORSEL LEFT AFTER 2 HOURS!!
THANK YOU DARLENE HOBBS FOR THE SIGN WORK YOU DID SO WE COULD ADVERTISE OUR DINNER.
ON SEPTEMBER 21 WE AGAIN SENT OUT TWO MEALS FOR EACH OF OUR RECIPIENTS. THIS TOTALED
86 DINNERS. KITCHEN HELPERS INCLUDED MARY ELLEN MCLACHLIN AND DEBI SKEANS. DELIVERING
THE MEALS WERE NANCY SMITH AND PAT AND HONEY MAY ROWLEY. SUPPLYING TWO MEALS WAS
POSSIBLE DUE TO FOOD DONATIONS RECEIVED DURING THE MONTH. OUR NEXT DINNER WILL BE
SENT OUT ON OCTOBER 21ST. THE MENU WILL CONSIST OF BEEF STEW, BISCUITS, SALAD, FRESH
FRUIT AND DESSERT BROWNIES. IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE IN THE COMMUNITY YOU WOULD LIKE TO
RECEIVE A MEAL CALL 492-3273 AND LEAVE A MESSAGE.
MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS FROM BETTY AND JIM JOHNSTON AND DEE SMITH WERE VERY MUCH AP-
A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FRIENDS OF CARL JENSEN FOR THEIR GENEROUS GIFT IN HIS
MEMORY. WE WERE ABLE
TO DELIVER MEALS TO CARL BEFORE HIS
DEATH. BECAUSE OF
YOUR THOUGHTFULNESS WE WILL BE
ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR OTHERS.
PLEASE REMEMBER THE HARVEST DIN-
NER ON OCTOBER 30TH. THIS WILL BE
OUR FINAL FUNDRAISER FOR THE WIN-
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Whitefish Township Community School currently has two fall sport programs. They are varsity vol-
leyball and varsity soccer.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 our volleyball team had a scrimmage against Brimley‟s Junior Var-
sity team and Maplewood Baptist Black bears from Kinross. We beat both teams. On Friday, August
27, 2010 the volleyball team had their first league game against Maplewood Baptist at Pickford„s gym.
The Rockets beat them in three games. We have three seniors, one junior, one freshman, two
eighth graders, two seventh graders, and one sixth grader as the team manager. Our coach for vol-
leyball is Gerald Roach. We had a scrimmage against Copper Country Christian on September 9 and
we won that one, too. Then we had another league game against the Lakers of Mackinaw Island on
September 10 and 11. We lost those games. On Tuesday, September 14 we hosted a volleyball
game against Maplewood and won. Then on Thursday we traveled to Munising to play Munising Bap-
tist Bobcats in volleyball and soccer. The volleyball team won. On Tuesday September 21, we trav-
eled to Bay Mills to play Ojibwe. We won that game.
The soccer team had a scrimmage against Copper Country Christian and lost five to two.
Coach Al Smith quoted “we played hesitant in the first half and much better in the second half.”
The first league game for the soccer team was against Mackinaw Island on Friday and Saturday, Sep-
tember 10 and 11. Friday‟s game was exciting. We won five to two. Excellent teamwork and offense
worked very well together according to coach. Then on Saturday we won three to zero. Coach
Smith gives the team credit for a very well played game. Defense prevented them from shooting
many shots. Their next game was on Thursday against Munising Baptist and that was another win for
the Rockets. They beat them two to one. “The team did not really take control of the game; we just
did enough to win,” stated coach.
On Monday, September 20 the soccer team traveled to Charlevoix to play Northwest Acad-
emy. The soccer team lost that game two to zero. Coach commented that we took a lot of shots,
but Northwest Academy‟s goal keeper was good and stopped any coming to net. The shots were
too soft and didn‟t have enough power, although our offense did work very well getting the ball into
There are only five seniors on the soccer team. Coach Al Smith states “that the team is
pretty young and inexperienced, but working together very nicely. We are expecting to be a league
champion contender and hope to add another trophy to our case at school.”
Although we are a small school our sports teams are supported throughout the community.
I would like to say thank you to Mr. John Dreves for all the money he has raised by picking up pop
cans for our sport programs. Also I would like to thank the Paradise Boosters Club for all the hard
work they do raising money to make these teams possible. Come and see a Rockets game! We love
to have you there.
Pictures on the following page!
“Remotely Yours” Christmas Special
Online Beginning October 15:
Complimentary gift wrap
Regional note cards
ALL added to your book order free.
Special also available in area shops
Beginning October 15
East West Press, LLC
Paradise, MI 49768
National Weather Service Winter Presentations
With one of the most active winter weather seasons in the United States, residents of Northern
Michigan have to be prepared for changeable and sometimes severe winter weather. Michigan
is one of the few states in the country which experience lake effect snow. Lake effect snow oc-
curs when cold air crosses the still relatively warm waters of the Great Lakes. With the lakes
unfrozen for much of the winter, the lake effect snow machine creates staggering snowfall totals
of more than 15 feet in some locations. Northern Michigan is a unique and challenging location
for winter weather, for both residents and weather forecasters.
If you are interested in learning more about winter
weather and snow reporting, you are encouraged to
attend an upcoming winter talk by the National
Weather Service. These classes are FREE and
open to the public. The classes last about 90 min-
Topics on the agenda this year include:
Historic Great Lakes storms
Making an accurate snow measurement
Why does lake effect snow fall where it does?
El Nino is gone – what does this mean for the up-
Presentation dates and times:
Gladwin County Courthouse. October 13th 630 pm
Manistee Road Commission Building October 18th 630 pm
Rudyard Township Community Center. October 20th 630 pm
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (Alpena). October 21st 630 pm
Otsego County Library. October 25th 600 pm
Missaukee EMS (Lake City). October 27th 630 pm
Bayliss Library (Sault Ste. Marie) November 2nd 630 pm
For more information and details on winter seminar dates and locations, please visit the National
Weather Service Gaylord website at www.weather.gov/gaylord. You may also call the NWS of-
fice with any questions at 989-731-3384.
September Reflections on Haiti -
Not a lot of new information as I have been here in the Paradise Area since the first week of August. Will be
leaving in a few weeks - about the middle of October - for a 3 - 4 week trip back to Haiti. Expected a big team
in from Louisiana, but turns out to be a very small team. They will be doing some planning for other teams
coming over the Thanksgiving break and over the Christmas break, so will be good to have input on that. And
a couple from Southern Minnesota will be there the first week of November so would like to connect again with
them. We are planning a sewing blitz with some Haitian ladies during that time. Should be interesting.
Some things are in the works for the coming year. Will be helping with English classes at the American Univer-
sity of the Caribbean which is across the street from our Guest House. Have done a bit of that this past sum-
mer. It is challenging, interesting, and a much needed input. Also hoping to begin some English classes with
and for people in the business community who do speak some English but want to improve their skills outside of
the university setting. Could use others who would want to help with a project like this. If interested, contact
me through the Paradise Eagle or at firstname.lastname@example.org I am sure we will have extra beds available for a
As for the rebuilding of earthquake damage, the reports are not encouraging. A recent report in a Miami news-
paper quoted a Port au Prince resident as saying, “There is nothing but dust”. When asked if after 8 months
there were many changes, he answered, “No. It’s worse -- ain’t nothing been changed. Construction? I don’t
see none of that.” Another who was interviewed said, “Just drinking today. No food, and that’s it.”
So Ex-president Clinton and the “big guys” from around the world are meeting in a plush hotel in the States
this very week. Probably lots of eating and drinking. They are supposed to be planning what will happen next
in Haiti. Might be hard to do that when you aren’t really experiencing the situation first hand. Perhaps I am
being too harsh, but with all of the funds that are available - or have been promised - it seems that by now some
sort of a plan could have been formalized and put in action.
There is a plan to put in a garment factory in the Port au Prince area. It is in conjunction with China, US, and
France ( I think). Their pre-opening statement is that they will hire 10,000 people and pay a fair wage. “Fair
wage” can have many meanings, compared to what. $3.00 per day instead of $2.00 or $5.00 per hour compared
to the minimum wage in the US?? Who knows? And it is not scheduled to open until sometime in 2011. But
when there are an estimated 300,000 people displaced and living in tents, this seems like a very small gesture.
What happens in the meantime ???
On a brighter note, people like us are still going to Haiti to help make a difference even though our State De-
partment continues to issue a warning to not go because it is too dangerous. People who really care and have
made personal contacts and commitments may not affect 10, 000 people or even 1.000 or even 100 - maybe only
1 or 2 or 10. But they still make a difference. That difference is in the hope that they bring because they know
personally that someone cares. Someone cares enough to spend their time and money to hold out a hand, give a
hug, or exchange smile for smile !!!
There is no way to put a price tag on that.
Hope to be meeting in Marquette the second week-end in October with some of the team of medical personnel
that came to Cayes at the end of January. They did a monumental task of saving limbs that might have had to
be amputated and repairing hands, feet, jaws, etc. - in short giving hope and saving lives. Some of the pilots
from Habitat Bahamas that brought in supplies and personnel are flying in to join in the reunion and fun. Hop-
ing there will be some planning for another trip to Haiti without such an emergency focus. ( Jack flew out of
Haiti on one of the Habitat Planes when he had to return here due to the death of his brother and the commer-
cial planes were not yet flying. So we owe them a debt of gratitude.)
More first hand information next month when I return. Virginia
The American Legion, Department of Michigan has received a donation of 520 acres of land complete with a 6,000
Sft. Lodge and a 2,000 Sft. guest house. The " Wilwin Lodge" was built in 1914 by the Chesbrough family who lum-
bered in the area just west of Trout Lake. The site included a small community and a sawmill that employed approxi-
mately 60 workers. The "lodge" is a two story log sided structure with an open great room with large stone fireplaces
on each end of the first floor. The second floor has 6 large furnished bedrooms and two full bathrooms. In 1914
brothers William and Erwin Chesbrough came to Trout Lake to look at the timber and also the possibility of building
their sawmill at the present site. The brothers were logging in the Paradise and Taquamenon River area at Emer-
son . The "village" had a school and a church that served the needs of the families who located to work at the mill.
The Wilwin Lodge name is a combination of the two brothers names " Wil-win" The structure was built to entertain
and house visiting lumber buyers from Chicago, Detroit and New York who would arrive by train in Trout Lake. The
buyers were not satisfied with the local hotels at the time and informed the brothers that they would not return unless
suitable housing was built for their stay in the area. The building can accommodate 15 people.
The smaller guest house was built around 1996 by owner and benefactor Robert Considine of Pellston, Mi. It is a two
story wood frame building with four bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. Mr. Considine had the guest house built to meet
the needs of his family.
In October of 2009 Mr. Considine contacted the American Legion , Dept. of Michigan and offered his property to the
veterans organization as a gift to be used by returning veterans as a vacation and re-recuperation facility for service
members to re-connect with their families and to have a "peace full environment" to transition back into family life,
after their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. The facility is being offered to all returning veterans regardless of their
need. The American Legion has three committee's who will interview and make selections for a referral to our Wilwin
Lodge advisory committee / directors. The committee's are the Re-Connect, Hero's to Home Town and the VA&R
committees. The American Legion , Dept. of Michigan also works and partners with the Veterans Administration Hos-
pital in Iron Mountain and local outreach clinics in Manistique and Kinross. Caregivers from these facilities have of-
fered their service and help to serve our returning veterans.
The Lodge is suitable for use as a smaller conference center to hold meetings for our Legion family. The proper-
ties will be made available to the Boys and Girls Scouts for their use as well as other groups upon request. For addi-
tional Information you may contact Louis Oberle in Engadine, Mi. at 906-477-6229
Mr. Robert Considine spent time as a youth growing up in the Trout Lake area and is a U.S. Navy veteran . He
stated " He couldn't be happier. This is one of the greatest tributes in my life " Undoubtedly, he has demonstrated
by his generosity his devotion to his fellow veterans and the needs of our returning "heroes" and their families.
For more information please log onto the Legions website. www.michiganlegion.org and navigate on the home to the
FYI button or to the Wilwin link.
More pictures on next page
Gene's Tahquamenon General
pumpkins for sale-
$2.50(sm) to $4.00(lg)
FLOWER OF THE MONTH
Occasionally fellow gardeners stop by my place for a “What’s Blooming Now” tour. I am always thrilled to stop what
I’m doing and accommodate them. (Most often I am out there anyway!) During September, the most common com-
ment was, “Wow, there is a lot of color still here!” So here it is; I have compiled a Top Ten list for late summer/fall
flowers, especially for us Northern gardeners. In the future, I may feature some of these plants and go into more detail
about them. For now, this will give readers ideas for new plants to consider installing next spring- make notes in your
In no particular order, here are ten colorful plants blooming away right now while I write this.
Buddleia, also known as Buddleja, common name Butterfly Bush. Agastache, common name, hyssop. Rudbeckia,
common name Black-eyed Susan. Echinacea, the Purple cone-flower (also comes in other colors!) Colchicum- the Au-
tumn crocus- definitely take the time to look up this little bulb beauty! Helianthus- kind of a perennial sunflower. For
the unusual; Cimicifuga, common name Bugbane- fabulous foliage, tall spikes of fragrant flowers. Kirengeshoma, the
lovely Waxbell flower. Erica- many species of the common Heath plant are hardy up here and great for fall color.. oh
and last month’s feature, the fall blooming Anemone, that’s ten, but I also have to mention one lily that has flowers
after all the other lilies are finished. It is a specie lily called Lilium speciosum, and it has recurved petals and a delight-
ful fragrance- great for extending the lily season!! All the Top Ten are fully winter hardy, however, I would wait until
spring to plant any perennial.
October Plant of the Month- Ornamental Grass!
While the fall flowers fade and trees change from colorful to barren, the ornamental grasses are at their peak. There are
many to choose from and including the bamboos which are in the grass family, the addition of these garden worthy
plants create a graceful elegance.
Yes, some species of bamboo are hardy up here. There even is a very impressive specimen thriving up on North
Shore drive!! I currently have three different ones that have survived several winters and I am going to try more for
that exotic tropical look. Fargesia nitida and F. rufra are two tall clumping bamboos. Because they keep their leaves,
the winter is pretty rough on them. Avoid planting where a snowblower would hit them. Any winter damage can be
trimmed in the spring. They quickly grow new culms from the base and turn bright green. The other is a dwarf spread-
ing bamboo, Pleioblastus argentiostriata. It is a white variegated form and is only ten inches tall.
Commonly referred to as “Fountain Grass”, the Miscanthus grasses can get six feet tall even without the plumes. With
our short growing season, mine usually do not produce plumes. A few examples include; “Morning Light”, it has very
thin blades with a prominent white mid-rib. The “Zebra Grass” has stiffer blades interrupted with a cream colored
horizontal bands. Very cool! Some mid-size grasses are Northern sea oats, Chasmanthium latifolium, it does produce
flat seed heads that flutter in the breeze. Another interesting genera are the Panicum grasses. They have multitudes of
wispy seed (Cont on next page)
stems. With names like “ Thundercloud” and “Heavy Metal”, you can tell these are attention- getting plants.
The fabulous Japanese Blood grass is a must have plant. The 18” blades are bright red. Although it is a spreader, it
is easily managed. Most catalogs list this plant hardy only to zone 6 so I always cover mine with straw after a frost.
The growing requirements are just like what a lush grass lawn needs- sun, water, nitrogen and no tree root competi-
tion. Newly planted grasses like daily watering to establish good root systems. Once they reach maturity, they can be
watered less. Sources for nitrogen include old manure, blood meal and leftover coffee- yes, just dump your unfinished
brew, diluted, and grounds around the plants. This keeps them a healthy green.
Mail order grass in the spring or look for them at nurseries. Catalog plants are usually shipped in 4” pots, small
compared to nursery stock. Planting them first in a bigger pot with rich soil seems to jump start their growth. After a
hard frost the green will be replaced with golden ochre tones and the taller ones can be enjoyed all winter. Cut them
down after the snow melts.
Sources for this month’s feature:
Arrowhead Alpines (grass and bamboo) PO Box 875, Fowlerville, MI 48836. Arrowhead alpines.com
Bluestone Perennials (grass) 7211 Middle Ridge Road, Madison, OH 44057. bluestoneperennials.com
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Kitchen Conversations with Lisa Hallaxs Passino
Did you know that October is National Cookie Month? When you think about it, it is the
perfect time of year to celebrate the cookie. It's getting cooler and cookies go so well with hot
chocolate, coffee, tea or warm cider. A perfect treat for travel and lazy afternoon adventures
since they don't require untensils to eat and most often all you have is a few crumbs to clean
up. With so many varieties to choose from there is something for everyone.
One of the most popular cookies is the chocolate chip cookie. If you are not crazy about
plain chocolate chip use butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips or chop a candy bar up and
add to your dough instead. The creative possiblilies are endless!
For those times when you are looking for a little sweet treat or something fun to do with the
kids, here is a recipe for a Chocolate Chip Cookie for 1. It makes a pretty large cookie for one
person so you can divide the dough and make a couple of smaller cookies if you would like. I often double the recipe
and then make three cookies for a special treat for my family. This recipe is also nice because no eggs are used, (we
have a strict “no raw egg” policy in our house) so if the kids are helping and happen to stick their finger in the cookie
dough you don't have to be concerned.
Chocolate Chip Cookie for 1
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 tablespoon water
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
1 pinch* salt
1 pinch* baking soda
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon flour
1-2 tablespoons chocolate chips (or subsitute other chips or candy pieces)
*a pinch is a bit less than an 1/8 teaspoon
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Pre heat oven to 350 degrees ( a toaster oven works great for this also)
In a small glass bowl soften butter in microwave and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
Drop cookie dough on baking sheet and flatten into a cookie shape. Again, make one or more cookies –
whatever you desire. Parachment paper under your cookies makes clean up a breeze.
Bake 12-13 minutes until nicely brown. This time may vary depending on the size of your cookie.
Let cool slightly and enjoy!
Questions or comments – send me an email at email@example.com. 'Till next month – happy cook-
ing! Lisa :-)
A History worth Repeating– NATE BEELEN
During my early years in education, as a student, there was one subject above all others that I just could not
stand. That subject was History. I felt that memorizing a bunch of old stuff was just not worth my time, and un-
fortunately I was not too shy about sharing that sentiment with my teachers. I remember one particular assign-
ment where we had to write about the Gettysburg Address and all I could come up with was a critique of the
weird writing style and that the whole thing made no sense and was not worth my time. It is strange then that
several years later, when I graduated from Lake Superior State University, my degree was not in science, which
was my favorite subject, but instead it was in History.
What changed for me was the mature understanding that in order to truly develop any sense of control over your
destiny you must ultimately understand what events transpired to get you to your present location. Coupled with
this was the larger understanding that, as the old English poet John Donne put it, “No man is an island.” To me
this meant that it was not good enough to just learn my own history but that I needed to learn the history of all of
those around me. Once armed with this knowledge of the past, one is then empowered to move boldly forward.
As a relative newcomer to the Paradise area I am at a bit of a disadvantage in terms of knowing the history of the
area and of the people around me. Sorting through the numerous documents and files in the school office that
have accumulated over the years has helped me learn more about the history of the school’s inner functioning,
however it has left gaps in terms of the history of the community that supports it. To help fill those gaps I have
sought out sources of information on local history including Jan Huttenstine’s recent book, “Remotely Yours.”
As I read through the detailed history of the area that Mrs. Huttenstine presented I was particularly interested in
the way school played a key role in the development of the area and how, at times, the lack of a school for cer-
tain grade levels hindered development as key families were forced to move away in order to ensure their chil-
dren had access to education.
The recognition of the importance of the local school was what prompted a grassroots movement back in 2004
to lobby the legislature for a change in the way money was allocated to rural and isolated schools. This move-
ment, known as “Saving Paradise” resulted in the establishment of a special line item within the school aid act
known as section 22d. The money provided through this line item has allowed our school to remain open over
the last six years and has allowed us to provide a full and high quality education to all of our students. Last year,
however, in an effort to save money at the state level, this money sat on the chopping block. It took a concen-
trated effort on the part of those most affected by this cut to remind the legislature of the history behind this allo-
cation and their obligation to provide a top quality education for all children. Once reminded, the legislature saw
fit to restore the funding for the 2009-2010 school year. A move that not only effected our small school but oth-
ers as well including, Burt Township, Beaver Island, Mackinac Island, and DeTour. (Cont Next Page)
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For the 2010-2011 school year the legislature backed away from cuts to education, in part due to concerns of
possible repercussions in the upcoming elections. The difficulty for us in moving forward is that, due to term
limits and other factors, we will most likely have a legislature filled with new faces who may not understand
the history of this special line item. To add to that difficulty our state continues to be faced with some budget
shortfalls which could prompt legislatures to begin slashing away at the budget. Already the state has taken
steps to balance this year’s general fund budget by borrowing from the school aid fund. This loan, if not re-
paid, will leave a large hole in next year’s school aid budget which could again put special line items like 22d
on the chopping block.
The great thing is that, as Abraham Lincoln said in that famous Gettysburg Address that I once mocked, we
have, “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” We have the ability to influence what happens
in our government and the duty to make our voices heard. We should honor the sacrifice made by those men
on the field of Gettysburg and all those who sacrificed before and after them by utilizing one of the fundamen-
tal rights that they fought to protect, the right to vote. This November we will all get opportunity to make our
voices heard at the election booth. I want to challenge each one of you to ensure that Paradise is not forgotten
in the upcoming election and in the months that follow as new faces take their seats within our legislative bod-
ies and are forced to grapple with budgetary shortfalls. This is a time to be proactive in our communication
with the potential candidates and with our votes.
The history of Paradise and its school is definitely one that is worth repeating from now and into the future. It
is also one that should not be forgotten.
Both of our sports teams are off to a great start this year. Check out the school website at http://eup.k12.mi.us
for an updated sports schedule. A great fan base really helps motivate our athletes to even higher levels.
School Improvement efforts are also on going. Our next meeting is October 1st at 4:00 at the school. Also
check the calendar on the school website for details as new meeting dates are set. If anyone would like to be on
the school improvement team please contact the school office. We are looking for representation from all areas
of the Paradise community.
Our Paradise Pal’s program is up and running again this year and I would like to extend a special thank you to
all of the local residents who help provide this valuable connection for our students. The kids are always ex-
cited when they receive letters from their pals.
Upgrades are also happening within our building thanks in part to a large grant obtained by Sherrie Gentry to
upgrade the network wiring throughout the building. In addition, thanks to support from the Sports Boosters
and Project Share funds we will be getting window tinting installed on the gym windows. This tinting will pre-
vent glare during those early morning games and also provide some extra savings by helping to reflect heat
back into the building that before would escape through the windows.
Outside the building, Project LEARN money has provided some new playground equipment for our students.
Additionally, funds from the Blueberry Committee and Sports Boosters have provided some new bleachers for
fans to use during soccer games.
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We have also received word from the ISD that a federal grant
they had written was accepted. This grant will provide all 7-
12 students in the Eastern Upper Peninsula with a laptop
computer through their schools. Details on this grant includ-
ing a timeline and details on how the computers will be dis-
tributed are still forthcoming.
Finally, I would like to invite the community to come out
and help us honor Pat Rowley’s many years of dedication to
the education of students in Whitefish Township Community
School. A retirement dinner in his honor will be held on Oc-
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“Old Fashion Bakery” end Berber carpeting, Shaw Hickory Hand-scraped
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We held our Nocturnal Animal Program on Wednesday, August
18th.. to a record crowd of over 100 people. There was still some room
for our presenter, Dale Smart, to talk a little bit about endangered ani-
mals and then bring out his menagerie. First came the bats: a large fruit
bat with big brown eyes, and a little brown bat. Always, at the end of
showing the little brown bat, Dale gives a demonstration of the echoloca-
tion of bats by a device he puts up to the bat’s mouth. This night he for-
got and when it was time for the bat to crawl down his shirt into his small
cage, the bat wouldn’t move. “Aha!” he thought. I forgot some-
thing. After demonstrating the bat’s echolocation, the bat then crawled
down into his crate on command: this is a bat who knows what should
have been done. An owl, who had been rescued with a broken wing, was
brought out at the end. The owl demonstrated his ability to turn his head in almost 360 degrees and many interesting
facts were shared. Live animals seem to always be a favorite at our library and we were very happy that so many could
There are a lot of services at our library that we hope people will take advantage of. We have one-on-one computer
tutoring that is no charge. The tutoring encompasses very beginning skills to graphic programs. You may call the li-
brary to sign up. The tutoring is on Wednesday nights from 4-8pm. Other services we provide are:
Laminating, scanning, wireless, color/black and white copying, faxing
We had a book sale on August 19th. and I am so appreciative of all those who helped make it a success. Without
them, it wouldn’t have happened. I would like to thank the following people who either hauled books or helped sell
Bill Merchand Paul Clark Angie Van Luven Betty Maxson
Sheila Merchand Lorie Clark Joe Snyder Halley Clark
Sue Corra Kasey Clark Katie Snyder
Bob Englebrecht (who made the great sign)
At the end of the sale, we ran out of people to help haul the books in. A quick call to my husband, Bob, and
Donelle Beelen brought in that help and on such short notice, too! Hannah, Sarah, Rachel and Leah were big helpers
along with their Mom and finally all unsold books were safely in the library.
When next you come into the library, you will undoubtedly notice our new carpet (though some have been so
focused they did not). The weekend of August 28th. was the date set for its installation. We were glad to see the old
carpeting go that had become frayed, worn thin, and stained beyond redemption. It had served a long useful life
which we appreciated.
New books this month: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson, The Post Card Killers by James Pat-
terson, Star Island by Carl Hiaasen, The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory, I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman,
The Vigilantes by W,E. B. Griffin, Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich, Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich, The Pain
Chronicles by Melanei Thernstrom
Note : Gregg McDuff was the HM winner in the photo contest not Tanya Moore.
We are very sorry about the mistake.
Cindy Bulmer, Librarian
DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE! – A friendly reminder from your
Whitefish Township Emergency Services
I went to a party and remembered what you said,
You told me not to drink, mom, so I had a Sprite instead,
I felt proud of myself, the way you said I would,
That I didn‟t drink and drive, though some friends said I should,
I made a healthy choice, and your advice to me was right,
The party finally ended and the kids drove out of sight,
I got into my car, sure to get home in one piece,
I never knew what was coming, mom, something I expected least,
Now I‟m lying on the pavement, and I hear the policeman say,
The kid who caused this wreck was drunk,
Mom, his voice seems far away,
My own blood‟s all around me, as I try hard not to cry,
I can hear the Paramedic say, this girl is going to die,
I‟m sure the guy had no idea, while he was flying high,
Because he chose to drink and drive, now I would have to die,
So why do people do it, Mom? Knowing that it ruins lives,
And now the pain is cutting me like a hundred stabbing knives,
Tell sister not to be afraid, mom, tell daddy to be brave,
And when I go to heaven, put “Mommy‟s Girl” on my grave,
Someone should have taught him that it‟s wrong to drink and drive,
Maybe if his parents had, I‟d still be alive,
My breath is getting shorter mom, I‟m really getting scared,
These are my final moments, and I‟m so unprepared,
I wish that you could hold me Mom, as I lie here and die,
I wish I could say “I Love You, Mom!”
So, “I Love You!” and “Good Bye!”
MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving
P.O. Box 541688
Dallas, TX 75354-1688
Renee A. Gray - Paramedic, I/C, FF
Wilderness Canoe Race
.... made possible by our generous sponsors:
A Piece of Paradise Hiawatha Telephone Company Precision Sharpening
Best Western Inn & Suites Little Falls Inn Rainbow Lodge
Berry Patch Gifts Bakery Restaurant MacMaster Realty Saunders Sunrise Cabins
Bolz Construction Madigan-Pingatore Associates Insurance Shelldrake Shores Construction
Bowman Gas Matatobra Lawn Maintainance Shute Oil Company
Camp 33 Gifts Northcoast Realty Silver Creek Grill & Pub
Captain Cook’s Dive Charters Paradise Eagle News Tahquamenon Area Credit Union
Cloverland Electric Paradise Food Pantry Market Tahquamenon Brew Pub
Curley’s Paradise Motel Paradise Inn The Fish House
Enviro Industries Paradise Party Planners Toonerville Trolley Boat & Train
Fruzyna.com Paradise Recreational Sports Trivial Treasures Gifts
Gene’s Tahquamenon General Store Paradise Service Wild Ridge Riding Stables
Haber Construction Paradise Tourism Council Winter Septic Service
Harmon’s Birchwood Resort Paradise True Value Hardware Youker Construction
Paradise Pizza Factory Yukon Inn
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Joanne Cook, Cecilia Woolever, Tom Haber, Linda Bitnar. Don Bitnar, Jody Laub, Frank Fruzyna, Derek Tait, Jane & Dave Grondin
Our volunteers are what makes this event so successful! We can’t THANK YOU enough!!!
…. a special thanks:
to Laurie McGuire, Mom Norma and Judy Wachter for their catering and preparing the meal for the MCRA Annual Awards Banquet.
…. and the winner is:
Kayak Raffle: 1st Draw: Edna Vykema, 2nd Draw: Jerry Gray 50/50 Raffle: Lynn Weaver, Winner of $365.00
GARY HUTTENSTINE, SUPERVISOR
Change is in the air as fall arrives bringing cooler temperatures and colorful leaves. It is my favorite time of
the year. Some say change is inevitable. Others say that the only thing that changes is the weather. What-
ever your take on this philosophical statement, we all deal with change whether we like it or not.
We have had some changes in personnel recently with the resignation of Dale Graham as Fire Chief and the
appointment of Kort Gentry as the acting Fire Chief. Kort has been in this position before and has agreed to
fill the role as needed. Dale was also granted a six month leave of absence for personal reasons from the
department. Kort and Assistant Fire Chief Ryan Gazley are holding and planning training as part of their
monthly meetings. The township board and department heads will be reviewing departmental and township
policies and standard operating procedures to improve and update operations and required by new regula-
tions and our insurance company. This change should continue to strengthen our emergency services pro-
A new sign for the front of the community center building has been ordered and should be installed yet this
fall. We are waiting for the weather to give us a break so we can apply a seal coating to the community cen-
ter parking lot as well this fall.
New signs are being requested from MDOT marking the entrance into Whitefish Township along both direc-
tions on M-123. The signs will indicate we are zoned. We will order and have installed the same type of sign
on Curley Lewis Highway and Hulbert road demarcating the political boundaries.
Early this summer, the board voted to send Blight Ordinance warning letters to all parties involved in the
Buffalo Bills property ownership case. To make a long story short, we have had, through our attorney, open
dialog which was not available before. Even though progress is being made, it is far too slow for us. We are
actively negotiating a clean-up schedule as the property may be sold soon and clean up may be a possibility
following an agreement to purchase. It has been a complicated and legal nightmare for all parties involved.
We should know soon if it will happen before winter. I will keep you informed at township meetings on the
Culvert replacement on Whitefish point road from town to the Shelldrake river is under study and may oc-
cur yet this year although weather has been an issue. Hopefully funding holds out for this needed project.
Another wait and see.
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Wild Blueberry Festival
September 20, 2010
Another Wild Blueberry Festival has come and gone and what a great time we had!! The crowds were great, the weather
was good, and everyone enjoyed the weekend. Once again the members of our community pulled together to put on a qual-
ity event for our citizens and visitors alike. I can't thank you enough for the time you volunteered to help make this Festival
a fun time for everyone.
Special thanks to our 2010 Wild Blueberry Festival Committee; Sue Frentner, Linda Smykowski, Linda Bitnar, Joyce
Dodge, Tanya Moore, Katrina Kruizenga, Penny Augustin, Vicki Hallaxs, Jim Mills, Robin Kemp and Sue Anway
for their dedication and hard work. What a great team to work with!
We are looking ahead to August 19-21, 2011. We are still looking for volunteers to work on the committee for the Wild
Blueberry Festival. If you would like to join us, please call Sue Anway, Chairman 2011, at 492-3776.
Again, Thank You all for your community spirit. We appreciate you!!
Tracy Matodobra, Chairman
Wild Blueberry Festival
Free Fall Music Intro
Private Guitar Lessons with
Beginning thru advanced
All ages welcome
1st grade to adult
Books & instruments are available
Lessons in Paradise
Recitals scheduled & Bands form as students progress
Call now to schedule your free Intro Lesson
Scott‟s cell 847-809-8535
Check out more fun lesson pictures at:
PO Box 342
Paradise, MI 49768
Paradise True Value
In downtown Paradise
Come see us for all your hardware needs!! Trivial Treasures
Not your normal gift shop
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2010
Media Contact: Sabrina Todd
Release No. 10-10
Pink Power at the Post Office
Post Offices putting on their pink for Breast Cancer Research
<< Paradise >> MI — October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and on Fridays, October 1, 2010 through, Octo-
ber 29, 2010 the Paradise Post Office™ will be getting their pink on for a “Pink at the Post Office” event to promote
the sale of the Breast Cancer semipostal stamp. Paradise Post Office™ is one of several hundred post offices in the
Greater Michigan District (which covers post offices with zip code areas beginning with prefixes 486–491 and 493-497)
participating in this one day event.
Postmaster Teddie Merchand, OIC says “Retail Associates will wear pink this day in support of this important sub-
ject”. “Few things reach as many Americans each day as the U.S. Mail, so the Breast Cancer semipostal postage
stamp provides an opportunity to raise money and awareness in support of important social issues Merchand further
The Breast Cancer Research stamp was the first semipostal stamp in U.S. history, when it was issued on July 29,
1998 at the White House. By law, 70 percent of the net amount raised from the sale of the stamp goes to the National
Institutes of Health and 30 percent goes to the Medical Research Program at the Department of Defense. Over 1
billion Breast Cancer semi-postal stamps have been sold to date since its issuance, with $70.7 million dollars raised
So visit the Paradise Post Office and purchase pink (the Breast Cancer semipostal stamps, that is) and you will be a
part of the continued fight for a worthy cause.
An independent federal agency, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation,
146 million homes and businesses, six days a week. It has 37,000 retail locations and relies on the sale of postage, products
and services, not tax dollars, to pay for operating expenses. The Postal Service has annual revenue of $75 billion and delivers nearly half the