Today is Friday February 10th 2017. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.
RED Friday – Remember our military members deployed today and everyday
Beaver Island EMS is looking for creative artistry from you, the residents of Beaver Island,
We are looking for a new patch for uniforms.
The dimensions need to be within 3 inches in width and no longer than 4-4 1/2 inches in length.
The words Beaver Island EMS, a Star of Life and possibilities making the I, in Island, a Lighthouse, the rest is up to your artistry.
Anyone can participate and offering a monetary prize to the winner.
Drawings can be dropped off at the EMS office, 37830 Kings Highway. Deadline for drawing to be entered is February 24, 2017 and the winner will be announced February 27 here on Beaver Island Forum.
Any questions, call 231-448-2578, or 810-241-2047 to speak with or leave a message so we can return your call.
The 2017 Ice Classic is underway. A spell of cold weather gave us some good ice in the north end of the harbor and today we launched the tower. Thanks to this years launch team, Mark Engelsman, Jim McDonough and Jimmy Wojan who brought his 4-weeler on the ice to assist. Also thanks to Ron Wojan who moved the tower with his lift yesterday from the deep snow to the other side of the dock.
Tickets are available at McDonoughs Market and the Community Center, $5,00 each or 6 (that’s right six) for $20.00
The person who picks the correct date, hour and minute the tower goes into the water receives half the proceeds, the other half go to support the Beaver Island Community Center.
Here is a review of the past winners.
2016 No ice
2015 3:40 PM April 15th The amount was $432.50
2014 11:01 AM April 28th The winner collected $527.25.
2013 12:18 PM April 11–winner collected $700
2012 No Ice
2011 12:20 PM April 10th—The winner collected over $1,046
2010-4:10 PM March 18—The winner collected over $700.00
2009-1:58 PM April 9, 2009—The winner Collected over $1,100
2008-11.34 PM on April 8—-The winner Collected over $1,200
2007- 2:52 PM on March 28th —The winner Collected Over $1,200!
2006- 8:29 PM on March 29th—The winner Collected Over $600!
Thanks for your support.
This weekend the Islanders Girls and Boys basketball squads head to Wilson in the UP to face the Hannahville Indian School Soaring Eagles. The games start Friday evening at 5:00 and Saturday morning at 8:30.
COA Dinner Feb. 12th 11a.m. to Noon
Lasagna and more
$4 60 and over Under 12
$8 everyone else
Tuesday 2/14/16 John Hess Charlevoix County Veterans Affairs
BIRHC 11 to 2p.m.
Join us for the 3rd annual Beaver Island Alumni Basketball Tournament & Crockpot Cook-Off at 5pm Friday March 17, 2017 @ the Beaver Island Community School. Exciting games, great food, super stupendous trophies, prizes to be given, entertainment galore, and lots of community spirit.
If you haven’t already registered and want to play there is still time! Register for a team by calling Carol @ 231-838-2883 by February 25th (team shirts provided with sign up). All teams are shuffled to create fair and challenging games.
You can also sign up for the Chili/Soup/Anything you can put in a Crockpot Cook-Off by calling Deb @ 231-675-7155. Event is sponsored by the Beaver Island Sports Boosters and all proceeds support our student athletics program.
Free will donation for event.
Come out and root on the teams!
We are gearing up for the 2017 ice fishing tournament! this year’s tournament date will be February 18th and 19th, a free fishing weekend. no fishing license required! adults 10 dollar buy in, kids fish free! sign up at powers hardware.
sponsorship donations help purchase prizes, food, kids fish bait, and more.
For more information, or if you would like to donate please call Levi Connor at 231-459-6697 or 231-448-2572
The Beaver Island Wildlife Club
The Simple Life Crew
Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce
Anne’s custom cupcakes
The Beaver Beacon
Beaver Island Gardens
AMVETS post 46
The Beaver Island Community Center Fall/Winter/Spring Hours
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am -9pm
If you are looking for information on all island events, find it on the new WVBI Community Calendar. Just head on over to the WVBI website and click on Calendar on the top menu. You’ll see things like:
library story time for kids – pickleball, games galore and more at the BICC – church services – school sports and township board meetings and more
We’ve tried to include everything, but if we’ve missed your event you can easily add it yourself by using the handy “Post Your Event” button in the upper right of the calendar or by sending an email with the details to¬†firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>. And, we can make it easy for your events to show up in a nice calendar on your website, too, so you only have to post them once. Your website can show only your events or those plus other categories from the calendar that you choose.
At the Community Center
PG | 1h 32min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
From the creators of Shrek comes the most smart, funny, irreverent animated comedy of the year, DreamWorks’ Trolls. This holiday season, enter a co
lorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach. Featuring original music from Justin Timberlake, and soon-to-be classic mash-ups of songs from other popular artists, the film stars the voice talents of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Russell Brand, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, Gwen Stefani, and many more.
Directors: Walt Dohrn, Mike Mitchell
Writers: Jonathan Aibel (screenplay), Glenn Berger (screenplay)
Stars: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel
Rated PG for some mild rude humor
7p.m. Fifth Wave
PG-13 | 1h 52min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope – if she can only trust him.
Director: J Blakeson
Writers: Susannah Grant (screenplay), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay)
Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Matthew Zuk, Gabriela Lopez
The Beaver Island Community Center…
at the heart of a good community!
Weather – Sponsored by McDonough’s Market
23 and light snow showers
Today – Windy. Snow this morning will mix with sleet and freezing rain at times this afternoon. High 32F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precip 90%. 1 to 3 inches of snow and ice expected.
Tonight – Mainly cloudy. Low around 30F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Greene’s Bay Beach – Boyle Family
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI
As of 8:29 AM Friday, February 10, 2017
Forecast: Partially Cloudy
Outside Temp: 23.1 F
High Outside Temp: 23.9 F at 7:23 AM
Low Outside Temp: 19.7 F at 12:00 AM
Outside Humidity: 84%
Heat Index: 23.0 F
Wind Chill: 23.0 F
Dew Point: 19.0 F
Barometer: 30.010″ and Falling Rapidly
Wind Speed: Calm
Wind Direction: SSW
High Gust: 15.0 Mph at 1:53 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 1.0 Mph
Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.00″
Storm Rain: 0.00″
Month Rain: 0.00″
Year Rain: 19.00″
It’s 19° outside this morning with a windchill of 9°, wind is at 9 mph from the SW with gusts to 17 mph, humidity is at 70%, pressure is falling from 30.02 inches, and visibility is 9.5 miles. Today: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow. Highs around 30°. South winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Tonight: Cloudy. Chance of snow and a slight chance of freezing drizzle in the evening then a slight chance of light freezing drizzle after midnight. Lows around 30°. West winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
On this date of February 10, 1968 – The Beatles turned all of their business affairs over to the newly formed Apple record company.
Did you know that it takes about 125 silkworms to produce one necktie? In the 28th Century BC the writings of Confucius, and legend tell the story of a silkworm’s cocoon falling into Empress Hsi-Ling-Shih, Lei-Tzu’s cup of tea. The cocoon became un-raveled into strands of silk in her cup as she tried to remove it; intrigued she thought to weave the strands into thread. With the Emperor’s interest, she studied the silkworm, therefore learning the art of raising silkworms, known as sericulture. Educating her court about the silkworms, she therefore created the beginning of silk manufacturing and trade. (various sources)
Word of the day: whiffler (HWIF-ler, WIF-ler) which means 1) a person who frequently shifts opinions, attitudes, interests, etc. 2) a person who is vacillating or evasive in an argument. Whiffler has a sense that is now sadly obsolete, “one who smokes tobacco,” dating from the early 17th century. Its current sense dates from the mid-17th century.
Bottom of Form
… Still no delays to report.
Hey, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
To Lucas and all our listeners, hold on to your dreams and work to be better every day.
On a lighter note,
Why did the banana have to go see a doctor?
He wasn’t peeling well!
That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday February 10th 2017. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Have a great day, and thank you for listening!