Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Bob Beachy opens DreamMaker

CUMBERLAND — Bob Beachy has opened DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, a bathroom and kitchen remodeling service at 12816 Winchester Road. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen by Worldwide is one of the nation’s largest remodeling franchises. Beachy’s operation will provide customers in Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties in Maryland, Mineral county in West Virginia, and Bedford and Somerset counties in Pennsylvania a comprehensive list of bath and kitchen remodeling services. Click for more details

Roger Beachy, President of the Danforth Center

St. Louis, MO -- The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Feb. 27 announced that Jack and Susan Taylor have given a $25 million gift to create the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels.
The Danforth Center will also recruit 12 additional new scientists during the next three years who will join 18 current Danforth scientists to engage in research at the Institute.
"The issue of growing plants to provide a source of food while at the same time meeting our increasing demand for renewable energy is of greater concern each day," said Roger N. Beachy, president of the Danforth Center. Click to read the complete story

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Grandson Grant, at work.

Grant works for Westcam Wireless in Calgary Alberta. They maintain a radio antenna on top the Calgary tower. The picture was taken in February 2007 on one of the few winter days that it wasn't icy on top of the 626 foot, 191 meters tower. The tower was built in 1968 and has 500,000 visitors a year. Grant is the son of Kurt and Jeanette (Beachy) Saffarek. To see two more pictures click.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Greg Beachey, "Thinking it over"

I have been a chef for 20+ years, and now teach culinary arts at Elkhart Area Career Center in Elkhart, IN. Most recently I have been carving ice competitively. I placed third at the LaPorte, IN festival and third at the Dowagiac, MI festival.
Thanks Greg for the picture and information. gb

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Beechy Laverne

Laverne Beechy prepares his two draft horses for public showing at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Columbia on Thursday. The sale runs through Saturday. (AARON ROSENBLATT/Missourian)
The sale begins with the horse owner entering the ring with his animals. An auctioneer then announces over the microphone the number of the horses to be sold and shares some information about them. The owner then leads the horses around the inside of the ring for potential buyers to see, and the bidding begins.George Harris, president of the sale and general manager of Boone County Fairgrounds, said non-horse vendors actually ask to come to the event, which takes place every February and September. Click for the full story.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Grandson Luke in Botswana

Luke said,
The Tortoise was one of the 3 reptiles I absolutely wanted to see here in Botswana.
Greg and I got out of the car and took some pictures. We then continued to
drive and it came to the point where we needed to head back to the gate as
the park was going to close soon. On our way back to the gate we saw a
massive reptile on the side of the road. It was a monitor Lizard! One of
the other 3 reptiles I wanted to see here. The amazing thing about this
monitor Lizard was its size. I had hoped to see one about a meter long (3
feet), the one we saw was at least 1.5m long (5 feet). It was so awesome.
With extreme excitement I began to explain to Greg how there were three
reptiles I really wanted to see in Botswana and I had just seen two of them
in less than 20 minutes and all I had left to see was a chameleon.
Two days later I had just gotten home from work when Lizelle called me
saying, bring your camera over, Dad found a chameleon! I took some pictures of the chameleon, then it hit me. There were 3 reptiles I wanted to see in Botswana. I had been here over 9 months and hadn't seen any of them, then in 3 days, I saw all of them, up close, and got them all on the same roll of film!
For information about the Flying Missions Luke is working with click here.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Catch & Release, Larry & Mike Beachy

At long last catch-and-release fishing will be coming to Indiana, a move that could provide anglers with quality, year-round trout angling. Dr. Larry Beachy of Goshen, a long-time trout angler and one-time holder of the state-record brown trout, noted that catch-and-release offered "a chance to make trout fishing in Indiana on the level with our northern neighbors."
Mike Beachy, president of the Little Elkhart Chapter of Trout Unlimited, noted that Middlebury TU chapter plans to make stream improvements to boost the quality of the water and the aquatic habitat on the Little Elkhart catch-and-release stretch.
Credit to James Phillips fwdailynews.com
Hoosier catch-and-release nears reality in Elkhart County rivers(Created: Friday, February 2, 2007 9:02 AM EST)

Steve Beachy

Parks and Recreation Director Steve Beachy was one of four people inducted into the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation's Hall of Fame last week.
Beachy's work to build and maintain 50 parks and more than 100 recreation, athletic and entertainment programs earned the A&M grad the honor. Click here for more information.