Community Calendar for May 15, 2017

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Today is Monday May 15th, 2017. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

On this week’s Calendar
The Charlevoix County Commission on Aging Advisory Board monthly meeting for May will take place on Beaver Island at the BIC Center in the Hangout on Monday, May 15th at 10am. This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend. Coffee and mini-muffins provided!
Additionally, Roman Hank, the Assistant Director and Administrator of the Beaver Island Reimbursement Program will be available to meet with individuals to answer their questions and concerns regarding the program, and assist with enrollment from 1:00 to 2:30pm. This is an opportunity to meet one-on-one to get your individual questions and concerns addressed as well as get personal assistance with enrollment.
Ann T. Partridge
The Commission on Aging,
Serving Seniors of Charlevoix County.

BIDL Story time at 1030

1900 Peaine Township Hall
Public Hearing on on Resilient Beaver Island Master Plan: Peaine & St. James Township Planning Commissions
It’s been a long road, but the updated Beaver Island Master Plan is ready for final review by the public. It’s not too late to let your voice be heard. Review the plan (it’s here: and attend the public hearing on May 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the Peaine Township Hall. You can find additional background on the plan and the process used to develop it here:

BICC 1000 Human Services Commission Meeting

Games Galore 1300 BICC

Lego Club meets at 1230 at BIDL on Saturday

At the Community Center


BI Robot Movie Festival fun promo you really should watch:

The final of 3 weeks of robot films brought to you by Team BIROBOT from the BICS

3p.m. The Iron Giant
PG | 1h 26min | Animation, Action, Adventure | 8.0
A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.
Brad Bird
Tim McCanlies (screenplay), Brad Bird (screen story by) |
Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel|

It came from outer space!
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG for fantasy action violence, language, some thematic material and smoking

7 p.m.
Doctor Strange
PG-13 | 1h 55min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 7.6
While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

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!

BI Chamber Community Appreciation Day

1600 at the BIBCO Dock
Join the Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce members in a Community Appreciation Celebration. There will be great food–a pig roast (by Happy Paddle Mark), side dishes and dessert. Beer, wine and soft drinks will also be provided. Everyone is welcome. There will be a free will donation taken and any proceeds over cost will be donated to the Beaver Island Food Pantry.
In case of inclement weather, the party will be held inside on the freight deck of the Emerald Isle.

Upcoming Events

Already gearing up for this year’s spring tournament. This year’s tournament dates will be on June 10th-11th. A free fishing weekend, no license required. At this time I am still rounding up details for this tournament. We are open for sponsors for the spring tournament. Sponsors may donate prizes or money to fund tournament expenses. If you would like to become a sponsor you can call me (Levi) at 231-459-6697, meet up with me at the hardware store, or mail your donation to The Beaver Island Wildlife Club. If you talk to Levi ask him about the Spring Turkey photo contest.

All Inclusive Yoga Retreat Coming to the Lodge May 19th to the 21st
The All-Inclusive Yoga Weekend at the Beaver Island Lodge is fast approaching. We are offering Island Residents who will not be staying at the hotel the following pricing:
Full Weekend:
$129 for Yoga and $200 for all meals and snacks Friday – Sunday
Saturday Only
$50 for Yoga and $50 for all meals and snacks.
Call The Lodge at 448-2396 to reserve your spot

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.

Update 5/8/17 Pam Grassmick
Spots are still available on some of the field trips. The birding field trips are geared for new birders, advanced birders, and those who just like to go out in nature and perhaps learn something new. The field trip leaders are some of the best in Michigan and we are fortunate to have them join us over Memorial Weekend. We’re setting up transportation and will be closing the registration on May 19th. Participants will be sporting a newly designed BIBT t-shirt illustrated by Trevor Grabill. Check out the BIBT website schedule and registration:
The festivities begin on Friday night, May 26th with “Michigan Eagles and Ospreys, A Bird’s Eye View” presented by Jerry Weinrich at 5 p.m. at the Community Center. Free and appropriate for all age groups. No registration is required for presentations.
Jerry Weinrich will speak on his dream job conducting a census of the eagle and osprey populations in the Northern Lower Peninsula. As a wildlife biologist for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment for 30 years, Jerry has the distinction of coordinating the longest-running, large scale census of eagles and ospreys anywhere in the country. He has produced amazing aerial views, not only of nests with fledglings inside, but birds in flight as well. The eagle population, Weinrich says, is on the rise — up from 30 nesting pair in the Lower Peninsula when he started to 407 now. There are about 120 pair of nesting osprey, he said. Currently, Beaver Island is the only Great Lakes Island with a pair of nesting Osprey.
Weinrich hopes those who attend will walk away from the program with an appreciation of how well the eagles are doing.

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:

While you’re at the website you can see all the great sponsors. There is also a new addition to their site. After the Saturday and Sunday morning birding field trips, Karen Whitecraft, owner of Beaver Island Massage, licensed massage therapist, will be available to help with “warbler necks”. Karen will offer on-site chair massages at the Community Center from 12:30-3:00 p.m. both days.

More details on this and more at the BIBT website.
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
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

Win a BIMF 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 Fall/Winter/Spring Hours
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am -9pm
Sunday Closed

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.

Transit Service

Try the toll-free number between 6am and 7pm M-F and S 8:00-5:00:
Or try the on-line reservation system 24/7:
Go to the tab “Existing Customers Schedule Transit Rides.”
St. James Township and the Beaver Island Municipal Dock are seeking applicants for the positions of Dock Assistant and Dock Host for the 2017 summer season. Click Here for more information.

Weather – Sponsored by McDonough’s Market

41 and mostly sunny this morning

Today – Mostly sunny. High 64F. Winds light and variable.

Tonight – Cloudy skies this evening followed by thunderstorms late. Low 49F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

Phyllis Moore Forecast
It’s 38°, wind is at 4 mph from the east, humidity is at 92%, pressure is rising from 30.02 inches, visibility is 9.9 miles, and pollen levels are low today. Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Light winds. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A 50% chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. Southeast winds at 10 mph. MARINE REPORT: Light winds becoming northeast 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Sunny early in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Waves 2 feet or less. Tonight: Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Chance of showers. Waves 2 feet or less.
On this date of May 15, 1930 – Ellen Church became the first female flight attendant.
Did you know that an astronaut can be up to 2 inches taller returning from space (the cartilage disks in the spine expand in the absence of gravity)?
Word of the day: Luddite (LUHD-ahyt) which means someone who is opposed or resistant to new technologies or technological change.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station
A bit cool at 38 this morning but sunny and warming up nicely.

Forecast is same as in town today
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI
As of 8:29 AM Monday, May 15, 2017
Forecast: Partially Cloudy
Outside Temp: 43.8 F
High Outside Temp: 43.8 F at 2:34 AM
Low Outside Temp: 35.6 F at 5:57 AM
Outside Humidity: 95%
Heat Index: 44.0 F
Wind Chill: 44.0 F
Dew Point: 43.0 F
Barometer: 30.082″ and Steady
Wind Speed: Calm
Wind Direction: WSW
High Gust: 5.0 Mph at 1:31 AM
10 min Avg Wind: Calm
Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.00″
Storm Rain: 0.00″
Month Rain: 0.52″
Year Rain: 2.60″

Darrell Butler Jr.
Ashley Runberg
Melvin Napont
Eileen Woolford-Ballard

Make a note if you are headed to the mainland: The bridge in Charlevoix is being worked on. The overnight work ended early.
Work will continue in that area though until May 25th though, so plan accordingly.

… 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, seeing how others treat you will give you a good look as to how they feel about themselves.

On a lighter note, I was going to clean my windows this weekend. I realized though that my privacy was more important!!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday May 15th, 2017. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Have a great day, and thank you for listening!