Today is Thursday March 16th, 2017. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.
This year’s ice was a bit slow in coming, but the PABI ‘Ice Classic’ buoy is in position and ready to signal the coming of spring to Beaver Island.
The closest prediction wins half of the purse, with the other half going to support the Preservation Association of Beaver Island, including your Beaver Island Community Center and WVBI 100.1 FM.
Think Spring, have fun, and win money!
Enter TODAY–just stop at the Community Center, contact a PABI Board Member, or call 231-448-2022. $5 and 6 for $20
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!
St. Patricks Day Beaver Island Alumni Basketball Tournament
Referee’s: Shane Wood, Kyle Hondorp
Score Keepers: Tessa Jones, Rick Speck
Announcer: Adam Richards
Coach of the Green & Red Teams: Mike Myers
Green Team: Michael Pryor, Justin Martin, Dan Burton, John Brady,
Quinn Jones, Sun Kuntaro, Maeve Green
Team Sponsor – K&M Construction
Red Team: Travis Martin, Simeon Richards, Brian Timseck, Kai Drost,
Jenna Butler, Turner Jones
Team Sponsor – Island Energies
Coach of the Blue & White Teams: Bill Kohne
Blue Team: Cameron LaVasseur, Zack Bousquet, Forest Avery,
Ronny Marsh, Cameron Bartlet, Katie Lafreniere
Team Sponsor – Realestate One
White Team: Patrick McGinnity, Emily Burton, Jewel Cushman,
Jarod Wojan, Tyler Eldridge, Billy Lemmink
Team Sponsor – Beaver Island Lumber Company
Still room for a few players!
Join us for the 3rd annual Beaver Island Alumni Basketball Tournament & Crockpot Cook-Off at 5pm and games start at 5:30 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 (team shirts provided with sign up). Islanders are welcome to fill these slots! 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.
PS: We have a Leprechaun!
Free will donation for event.
Come out and root on the teams!
May 26-28, 2017
The 4th annual Beaver Island Birding Festival, Warblers on the Water, will be held on May 26-28, 2017, on Beaver Island, in northern Lake Michigan. The island is a spring migratory song and shore bird mecca with over 200 species of birds recorded from the island. Registration is limited and birders are urged to register early through the Beaver Island Birding Trail website at www.beaverislandbirdingtrail.org.
Transportation to the island is via ferry or air taxi. Lodging is available on the island, and transportation for the various field trips will be provided to registered participants. More information about transportation and lodging is available on the website.
Expert speakers, researchers, and field guides will lead workshops and field trips to some of the island’s 30+ birding sites. Whether you are a novice or expert birder there will be something for you during this Memorial Weekend event.
Featured speakers include Jerry Weinrich, retired wildlife biologist with the Michigan DNR, who will present, “Michigan Eagles and Ospreys, A Bird’s Eye View,” Brian Allen, author, researcher, and conservationist, who will present “Birding Peru, Penguins to Piping Guans,” and Darrell Lawson, President of the Petoskey Regional Audubon Society, who will offer “Birding 101,” a popular program with advice on all aspects of birding. Field trips include a demonstration of mist netting by Dr. Nancy Seefelt, a biology professor at Central Michigan University, and two evening trips to spot owls and other nocturnal animals.
For more specific information about Warblers on the Water visit www.beaverislandbirdingtrail.org/warblers.html. Information about transportation to and accommodations on Beaver Island can be found at www.beaverislandbirdingtrail.org/accommodations.html, and for information about the island visit the Chamber of Commerce’s web site at beaverisland.org.
The Beaver Island Association
P.O. Box 390
Beaver Island, MI 49782
The Food Pantry helps members of the Beaver Island “family” who are in need. Basic food items and personal care items are distributed once a month. The winter months are the time of greatest need for individuals and families here, and our pantry shelves are starting to empty out. Tax-deductible donations can be sent, made payable to the Beaver Island Christian Church, to the Food Pantry at PO Box 21, Beaver Island, MI 49782. Please write Food Pantry on the memo line. Or you can donate on Joe Moore’s News on the Net homepage at beaverislandnews.com
Beth Croswhite, Mark LaFreniere, Judi Meister, Deb Plastrik
Food Pantry Committee
The Preservation Association of Beaver Island is seeking to fill two (to three) 2017 seasonal summer positions:
Information, Concessions & Box Office Attendant(s), and
Cleaning Person for the Beaver Island Community Center.
Season is: Mid-April/May – August/Mid-September (with possible Fall and special event hours); 16-20 hours weekly.
Applications can be picked up at the Community Center Front Desk or upstairs in the Hangout. If you are off-Island, call (231) 448-2022 and an application will be emailed to you.
Call Carol Creasser (231) 448-2022 with any questions.
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¬†email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. 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 27min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby. Directors: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland Writer: Nicholas Stoller Stars: Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer
Motion Picture Rating: Rated PG for mild action and some thematic elements
7p.m. Don’t Breathe
R | 1h 28min | Crime, Horror, Thriller Rocky, a young woman wanting to start a better life for her and her sister, agrees to take part in the robbery of a house owned by a wealthy blind man with her boyfriend Money and their friend Alex
Motion Picture Rating: Rated R for terror, violence, disturbing content, and language including sexual references
All persons under the age of 18 wishing to see an R rated movie must have parental consent. The parental consent must be from a parent or legal guardian in one of the following ways:
1) In person at the BIC Center, or
2) By a telephone call to the on-site person in charge.
No texts or written notes will be accepted.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Free Will Donation (Suggested Donation is $5.00)
Thanks to Beaver Island Community Center Business Sponsor: The Shamrock Bar and Restaurant
The Beaver Island Community Center…
at the heart of a good community!
Weather – Sponsored by McDonough’s Market
27 and Sunny
Today – A mix of clouds and sun. High 33F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight – Clear to partly cloudy. Low 26F. Winds light and variable
Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI
As of 8:29 AM Thursday, March 16, 2017
Forecast: Partially Cloudy
Outside Temp: 28.3 F
High Outside Temp: 28.9 F at 7:19 AM
Low Outside Temp: 26.5 F at 12:07 AM
Outside Humidity: 78%
Heat Index: 28.0 F
Wind Chill: 28.0 F
Dew Point: 22.0 F
Barometer: 30.245″ and Steady
Wind Speed: Calm
Wind Direction: WNW
High Gust: 7.0 Mph at 5:26 AM
10 min Avg Wind: Calm
Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.00″
Storm Rain: 0.00″
Month Rain: 0.28″
Year Rain: 19.58″
Phyllis Moore Weather
Temperature outside is 24° and falling, windchill is 15°, wind is at 8 mph from the west, humidity is at 74%. pressure is rising from 30.14 inches, and visibility is 9.9 miles with clear skies. Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph after midnight.
On this date of March 16, 1621 – Samoset walked into the settlement of Plymouth Colony, later Plymouth, MA. Samoset was a native from the Monhegan tribe in Maine who spoke English.
Did you know that 1 plain milk chocolate bar has more protein than a banana?
Word of the day: analphabetic (an-al-fuh-BET-ik) which means 1) illiterate. 2) not alphabetical. From Greek analphabetos (not knowing the alphabet), from an- (not) + alphabetos (alphabet), from alpha + beta. Earliest documented use: 1876.
Here’s a quick reminder that the bridge in Charlevoix is going to be closed every night starting March twenty-seventh until April seventh from eleven p-m until five a-m. The closure is part of a project that started in January to repair the bridge substructure and steel, as well as upgrade the electrical and mechanical components. While the overnight closures will end on April seventh, the work on the bridge is scheduled to continue through May 25th, so as the spring goes on and visitors return, you should probably plan for delays caused by obstructions on the bridge. And, in case you were wondering, the bridge is a “bascule” bridge, which means it has weights that balance the load of the bridge span.
… 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, Anais Win wrote, “The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.”
On a lighter note, why are robot builders never lonely? Because they’re always building new friends.
Don’t forget to follow Beaver Island’s robot from BICS at birobot.org
That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Thursday March 16th, 2017. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Have a great day, and thank you for listening!