Community Calendar for June 14, 2017

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Today is Wednesday June 14th, 2017. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

The final candidate for Beaver Island’s first Island Fellow was here at the BIC Center for a meet and greet session. About twenty community members turned out to say hello to Stephanie Burchill, and she stopped by our studios yesterday afternoon and told us a little bit about herself…


As the Island Fellow Stephanie would focus on communications both here on the island—so we all know what’s going on and feel connected—and with the mainland—so people there know what a great place this is to visit and live. Those were identified as area of community concern during master plan process and other recent community meetings.
The meetings yesterday were an opportunity for both Ms. Burchill and the community to meet and make sure we have a good match. According to Pam Grassmick who serves on the selection committee, everything seemed to go well and we should have a final call soon.

BI Resale wants you to know – We will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon until 4:00! We will welcome shoppers and donors during those times. Thank you for your continued support!

On this week’s calendar

Bingo at 7:00 p.m. Gregg Fellowship Center

Peaine Township Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Friday – Arthritis Exercise Program 10a.m. BICC

BIHS – The docent orientation location has been changed from the township hall to the school at 10:30am, June 16. It is essential to attend orientation to learn the new square purchasing system.

Saturday There will be an open house at both museums 10am-2pm on June 17, and regular museum hours begin on June 18.
Lori Taylor-Blitz, Executive Director

Beaver Island Rural Health Center Board Meeting 10:00 a.m.

BICS Graduation Ceremony 1-2:30 p.m. BICC
Class of 2017 – All are invited to attend so come out and wish them well.

Stoney Acre Forest View Benefit Early Bird Drawing
Tickets are $50 each. Those who buy a ticket by June 17 are also eligible for a $500 Early Bird cash prize.
Tickets are available week days at the Beaver Island Rural Health Center, weekends at McDonough’s market from 10:30 AM -12:30 PM and at Stoney Acre Grill 5-7 PM on June 17th.
Call Pete LoDico at 448-2004 or Connie Wojan at 448-2379 if you would like to buy

7:00 p.m. Table 19
PG-13 | 1h 27min | Comedy, Drama
Eloise, having been relieved of maid of honor duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text, decides to attend the wedding anyway, only to find herself seated with five fellow unwanted guests at the dreaded Table 19.
Anna Kendrick,
Lisa Kudrow,
Craig Robinson

All movie showings free-will donation! Suggested donation of $5 per person.
Great popcorn, candies and beverages available!
231 448-2022
Thanks to our Corporate Sponsor, the Shamrock Bar & Restaurant.

Upcoming Events

Holy Cross Catholic Church Summer Mass schedule begins next weekend:
Saturday, June 17 Mass will be at 5 PM and Sunday, June 18 Mass will be at 9:30 AM
The Summer schedule continues through Labor Day weekend!

Public input on a water trail planning effort for Beaver Island will be gathered at an open house on Monday, June 19, at 7 p.m. at the Beaver Island Community Center.
The June 19 open house will include an introduction to the water-trail planning process and information on universal accessibility for paddlers of all ages and abilities. Attendees will be asked to help identify potential access sites and identify community assets that could be featured as part of the water trail system.

The project is being led by the Land Information Access Association (LIAA), a nonprofit community development organization based in Traverse City. LIAA has extensive experience helping communities leverage their recreational assets for economic development, and recently published a state guidebook on water trails, the Michigan Water Trails Manual, available to download for free at For more about LIAA visit

PG- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources invites public input on a proposal to open thousands of miles of state forest roads to off-road vehicles in the northern Lower Peninsula. The expanded access takes effect January 2018, as required by Public Act 288 of 2016.
The public is welcome to attend any of the following meetings to review the proposed changes, ask questions and provide input.
· Monday, June 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Quality Inn, 2980 Cook Road, West Branch

· Tuesday, June 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center, 6087 M-115, Cadillac

· Wednesday, June 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Jay’s Sporting Goods, 1151 S. Otsego Ave., Gaylord
Comments also can be made by viewing the online map at Instructions are available on the website.
Alternatively, comments will be accepted via email to or by mail to DNR Roads Inventory Project, P.O. Box 456, Vanderbilt, MI 49795. The comment period will close July 15, 2017.

For more information about the state forest road inventory process, visit For more information about trails in Michigan and to sign up for trail email updates, visit

6/22 – 6/24 The Beaver Island Bike Festival is your chance to experience the unique unspoiled beauty of Lake Michigan’s most remote island in a fun festival atmosphere. Bikers will ride at their own pace and enjoy incredible scenery, island monuments, historic sites, the famous Mo-mosa Stop, picnic lunch right on the beach, BBQ buffet at the Shamrock with live music and all the friendly hospitality Beaver Islands residents are famous for. Fully supported bike ride with rest stop snacks. Live entertainment on Friday & Saturday nights. Prizes and extra goodies. For the full details and schedule (which includes events on Thursday and Friday), visit the BIBF Website.

Plans for July 4th Carnival
Just had a productive meeting with Diane McDonough about the 4th of July Carnival. Here is where it stands. If we can secure enough volunteers in the next week, we will proceed. If we cannot, we may need to forego the carnival this year. Please spread the word to those who may be interested. We hate to disappoint but it takes many, many volunteers to make this happen! We know this is a busy time for everyone…
Deb Robert
231 675 7155

Win a BIMF – Beaver Island Music festival Vacation!
July 16-22, 2017
Go to and get your tickets today.
Click the Vacation Donation Button and place your order.
You can also order by sending a check to BIMF PO Box 23, Beaver Island, MI 49782 or by calling BIMF at 231-838-2883 with your order or with any questions that you may have.
Only 300 tickets will be sold!
License #R40968

The Beaver Island Community Center Summer Hours
Monday – Saturday 9am-9pm
Sunday 10-6

*If you are interested in volunteering at the Center, call Carol at 231 448-2022!

At our website, 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¬† 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.

Weather – Sponsored by McDonough’s Market

WVBI BICC – 61 and partly cloudy this morning

Today – Cloudy skies this morning followed by scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon. High 71F. Winds E at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Tonight – Thunderstorms likely this evening. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms overnight. Low near 60F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station
63 this morning and some clouds
Same forecast as in town today.
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI
As of 8:29 AM Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Forecast: Partially Cloudy
Outside Temp: 64.3 F
High Outside Temp: 65.6 F at 12:00 AM
Low Outside Temp: 63.5 F at 2:40 AM
Outside Humidity: 65%
Heat Index: 64.0 F
Wind Chill: 64.0 F
Dew Point: 52.0 F
Barometer: 29.955″ and Steady
Wind Speed: 2.0 Mph
Wind Direction: SW
High Gust: 11.0 Mph at 6:53 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 1.0 Mph
Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.00″
Storm Rain: 0.00″
Month Rain: 0.87″
Year Rain: 5.64″

Phyllis Moore via Joe Moore
At 7:15 a.m., it is 62 degrees with a suspected high around 70 and a low of 60 degrees. The pressure is 29.62 with a visibility of ten miles. It mostly cloudy with some pieeks of the sun today with clouds at 4800 feet. The dewpoint is 51 with the humidity at 66%. The possibility of rain increases through the early evening tonight with a 73% chance of rain by 10 pm. The east wind may get to 10 mph with gusts slightly higher with a little over a half inch of rain possible.
Word of the day comes from the NY Times: incongruity ˌin-kən-ˈgrü-ə-tē, -ˌkän- noun the quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate At times the incongruity of the two sides made it impossible to negotiate a settlement.
In 1777, the Stars and Stripes were adopted on June 14, 1777.
n June 14, 1877, the first Flag Day observance was held on the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes.

Edward Palmer
Sveta Stebbins


… Still no delays to report on Beaver Island.

Hey, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.

To Lucas and all our listeners, every smile we make and each one we see, make makes that day a better one.

On a lighter note, why did the strawberry cry? Because it got in a jam!!!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday June 14th, 2017.
I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Have a great day, and thank you for listening!