Community Calendar for March 17, 2017

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Today is Friday March 17th, 2017. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.
RED Friday
St Patrick’s Day
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!
Bob Tidmore PABI
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. We hope you join us during the Memorial Day birding festivities for free presentations at the Community Center. Bring a friend and hear from our globe trotting birding friends share their exciting experiences birding, learn about the oldest ongoing raptor monitoring project related to Ospreys and Bald Eagles, and learn a few new songbird identification techniques. More information can be found at: Registrations for the guided field trips are active and we encourage individuals who are interested to sign up early.
Thank you to our 2017 sponsors who are making the Beaver Island Birding Trail events possible:
Beaver Island Preservation Association Beaver Island Association Beaver Island Boat Company Beaver Island Golf Course Beaver Island Wildlife Club Beaver Island Studio and Gallery Beaver Beacon BirdGoober Dalwhinnie Holy Cross Church Island Airways Little Traverse Conservancy McDonough’s Market Paradise Bay Coffee Shop _________________ 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 The Food Pantry is an ecumenical effort and we appreciate your help! Thank you so much.
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.
Applications must be received by 5pm March 31, 2017 at the Community Center, via mail or email @<> .
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 Sunday Closed
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¬† 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
Movies 3p.m. Storks 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

PLEASE NOTE: 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
Today – Partly cloudy skies this morning will give way to cloudy skies with snow developing during the afternoon. High 37F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 80%. About one inch of snow expected.
Tonight – Snow this evening will give way to lingering snow showers late. Low 31F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
Saturday Cloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 36F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Night – Cloudy skies. Low near 30F. Winds light and variable.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI
As of 8:29 AM Friday, March 17, 2017
Forecast: Partially Cloudy
Outside Temp: 24.5 F High Outside Temp: 27.4 F at 12:00 AM Low Outside Temp: 23.8 F at 5:48 AM Outside Humidity: 94%
Inside Temp: 75.2 F Inside Humidity: 15%
Heat Index: 25.0 F Wind Chill: 25.0 F Dew Point: 23.0 F
Barometer: 30.153″ and Falling Slowly
Wind Speed: Calm Wind Direction: E High Gust: 3.0 Mph at 12:20 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 Right now I’m showing clear skies, 27°, feels like 19°, wind is at 9 mph from the SE, humidity is at 89%, pressure is falling from 30.10 inches , and visibility is 9.7 miles. Today: Snow and a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 30s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Tonight: Cloudy. Snow with possible freezing drizzle and drizzle in the evening, then a chance of snow with possible drizzle and freezing drizzle after midnight. Lows around 30°. Southeast winds at 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the evening. On this date of March 17, 0461 – Bishop Patrick, St. Patrick, died in Saul. Ireland celebrates this day in his honor. It’s a three-fer in honor of St. Patrick today. So, on March 17, 1756 – St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated in New York City for the first time. The event took place at the Crown and Thistle Tavern. Last, but not least, on March 17, at the same Crown and Thistle Tavern, in 1762, the party included America’s first St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which is now the world’s largest. Did you know that 52% of Americans drink coffee? I’m not embarrassed to say that I’m one of them. Word of the day: smaragdine (smuh-RAG-din) which means 1) emerald-green in color. 2) of or relating to emeralds. The Greek words smáragdos, máragdos “emerald” are not Greek in origin. Most likely the words are borrowed from Prakrit (any of the ancient or medieval Indic languages, e.g., Pali, the language of the Buddha, derived from Sanskrit) maragada- (from Sanskrit marakata), and are related to Akkadian barraqtu and Hebrew bāreqeth “gemstone, emerald,” from the Semitic root brq “to shine, flash.” Smaragdine entered English in the 14th century.

Birthdays Sharon Vance
Saturday Brian Cole Kathy Richards Tyler Bousquet Shyeanne Woodring Hannah Middleton
Sunday Hilary Palmer Colleen Martin Elsie Burton
Traffic 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, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” ― Theodore Roosevelt
On a lighter note, how does every Irish joke start? By looking over your shoulder!!
How did the Irish Jig get started? Too much to drink and not enough restrooms!

Don’t forget to follow Beaver Island’s robot from BICS at
That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday March 17th, 2017. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Have a great day, and thank you for listening!