A beautiful spring on Beaver Island!

Springtime lilacs on Beaver Island.

June is indeed, bustin’ out all over! I’d like to personally send out a “Thank you,” “God bless ya,” and a “Well done!” to good old Mother Nature. This spring, although a tad late in warming up, has been one of the loveliest I’ve seen in nearly 20 years on Beaver Island. Early May brought […] Read more »

The perfect gift (and dinner) for Father’s Day

air fryer cornish hen

The grilling season is here and it’s high time. I’m getting a little tried of the winter/spring menu items I put on the table each night like pot roast and pork chops. Suddenly there’s an entire host of tasty dinners that hubby can do on the grill, with minimum effort on my part! Is there […] Read more »

Tick-Tock, Out with this Clock!

Tick Tock

They say opposites attract. If that’s the case, hubby and I are well matched. I swear by chocolate shakes, he’s a strawberry guy. He loves fish; I’m a red meat gal. I’m a night owl and he retires early with a book. And then there is the one deal breaker: He likes enough light to […] Read more »

Fog and Ice created challenges this winter

First ferry run on April 10.

It wasn’t the coldest winter ever seen on the Island. Nor was it particularly snowy. But the wind, fog and ice took its toll – especially since our only mode of transportation this time of year is via airplane. With over 50 years of experience as a pilot, Paul Welke has seen his share of […] Read more »

The ROCK Reopens!

The Hodgson family.

The Shamrock reopens today – just in time for Valentine’s Day fun! The iconic bar and restaurant has been closed this winter for renovations and Shamrock owners Eric and Dana Hodgson, and their son, Liam, took on most of the work themselves. The couple have owned the Shamrock since 1996, now going on 21 years. […] Read more »