Today is Thursday May 18th, 2017. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.
Coming up at the Beaver Island Lodge there’s a special Transformational Self Love Yoga Weekend. It gets started this Friday evening and runs through Sunday morning. Lodge Manager Vicky Fingeroot was in yesterday to tell us a little more about it.
You can sign up just for Saturday if you want and stay at house on the island if you like. You can find all the details on the WVBI Community Calendar at calendar dot W-V-B-I dot net.
There’s all sorts of culinary news breaking on the island. Word is that the Circle M, Daddy Franks and The Restaurant over at the Beaver Island Lodge will be open for Memorial Day Weekend. And the Whiskey Point Brewing Company is moving into Dan Burton’s old Boat shop, though it’ll be some time before they open up.
The Lodge’s new Executive Chef stopped by the BIC Center yesterday to say hello. He has all sort of yummy things planned for the summer including traditional menu favorites and fresh dishes he’s developed from his work all of the country and as far away as Hawaii. He’ll be on Beaver Island Perspectives on Friday after the News at 5 to tell us all about what he has planned.
On this week’s Calendar
Games Galore 1300 BICC
Lego Club meets at 1230 at BIDL on Saturday
At the Community Center
May 20 BI Robot Movie Festival ‘Grand Finale’!
Come see the latest and greatest BI Robot do its stuff!
BICS students will present their super-deluxe, 2017 creation, demonstrate its unique features and answer questions. Come ask questions! Demonstration begins at 3pm with movie to follow.
Come to the demonstration and movie before the feast!
Robot Movie Festival Promo Trailer: https://youtu.be/zlYp_bZofOo
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.
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
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.
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:
$129 for Yoga and $200 for all meals and snacks Friday – Sunday
$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.
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: www.beaverislandbirdingtrail.org/wowschedule.html. 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
Holy Cross Church
Little Traverse Conservancy
Paradise Bay Coffee Shop
The Beaver Island Association
P.O. Box 390
Beaver Island, MI 49782
Don’t miss the Beaver Island Community Players performances of the reprise to the hit 2015 production of ‘Drinking Habits’!
Saturday, May 27 7:30pm
Sunday, May 28 8:00pm
Call 231-448-2022 for tickets! $13/Adult, $8/Student
Win a BIMF Vacation!
July 16-22, 2017
Go to BIMF.net 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!
The Beaver Island Community Center Fall/Winter/Spring Hours
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am -9pm
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¬†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.
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.”
Weather – Sponsored by McDonough’s Market
58 and partly cloudy –
Today – Rain today and some thunder possible. High of 59 and temps falling later to near 45. Winds WSW at 10 to 20
Tonight – Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. Low 34F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.
Phyllis Moore Weather
Right now it’s 55°, wind is at 9 mph from the south with gusts to 29 mph, humidity is at 91%, pressure is falling from 29.50 inches, visibility is 8.4 miles. Today: Rain showers and a chance of thunderstorms throughout the day. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Tonight: Cloudy with a 50% chance of rain showers in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Patchy frost after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. North winds 5 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. MARINE REPORT: Small Craft Advisory In Effect From 2 PM This Afternoon Through Late Tonight. Today: Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20 knots early in the evening. Gusts up to 25 knots. Chance of showers early in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms through the day. Waves 2 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet in the afternoon. Tonight: North wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Patchy frost. Waves 3 to 5 feet.
On this date of May 18, 1933 – The Tennessee Valley Authority was created.
Did you know mapping is older than writing?
Word of the day: bodkin (BOD-kin) which means 1. A small, pointed instrument for making holes in cloth, etc. 2. A blunt needle for drawing tape or cord through a loop or a hem.
3. A long, ornamental hairpin. 4. A dagger or stiletto. Of unknown origin. Earliest documented use: 1386.
Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station
Same forecast as in town.
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI
As of 8:29 AM Thursday, May 18, 2017
Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, Rain within 12 hours
Outside Temp: 58.2 F
High Outside Temp: 61.3 F at 1:10 AM
Low Outside Temp: 49.2 F at 3:25 AM
Outside Humidity: 96%
Heat Index: 58.0 F
Wind Chill: 58.0 F
Dew Point: 57.0 F
Barometer: 29.533″ and Falling Slowly
Wind Speed: Calm
Wind Direction: SSE
High Gust: 15.0 Mph at 12:52 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 1.0 Mph
Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.20″
Storm Rain: 0.25″
Month Rain: 0.77″
Year Rain: 2.85″
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, not being concerned with what others are doing in ordinary circumstances, leads to being able to focus on one’s own well-being.
On a lighter note, I still remember what my friend said before kicking the bucket. “Hey, wanna see how far I can kick this bucket?”!!!
That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Thursday May 18th, 2017. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Have a great day, and thank you for listening!