News Update

Community Calendar 2023-03-08

First Some News:

Governor Signs Overhaul of MI Tax System, Ends ‘Retirement Tax’

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed a new law that rolls back Michigan’s “Retirement Tax” that was implemented more than a decade ago. The change will bring a $1 billion tax break to Michigan seniors and working families. Comments from Paula Cunningham, state director, AARP Michigan.


Now, here’s a look at what’s happening on your island…


Here’s your meeting planner for the week:


The Township Planning Commissions public meeting

Scheduled for Thursday has been postponed to a future date, tbd. 

COA Chair Yoga and Tai Chi have been suspended indefinitely, according to Lonnie Allen.



Thursday, the B-I-C_S robotics team heads across to their first competition of the year down in Flint at Kettering University.  This year’s competition is called Charged Up. Robots pick up game pieces and place them in targets to score and drive onto to a balancing platform at the end of the game with all six robots on the field trying to get on just two platforms. There’s info on how to watch the competitions, which will go on Friday and Saturday, on the B-I Robot website at B-I Robot dot org. Also Thursday, Pickleball is 10:00 to noon in the Theater at the BIC Center. Women’s Bible Study is on the calendar over at the Christian Church. Resale shop is open from noon to 4. At 1:00, there’s Story Hour for preschoolers at the library.  Its Burger and a Beer night at the Shamrock. Also, Euchre is on tap at Whiskey Point Brewery Thursday evening. Cards hit the table at 7:00


Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30. Both are up in the Hangout. Pickleball is on Friday, too, from 10:00 to noon in the Theater. Resale Shop is open again from noon to 4:00. And Friday is Pizza Night at Dalwhinnies Eat in or take out. Just get your order in before 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, there’s Brunch at the Shamrock from 9:00 to 2:00. The Resale Shop is open from noon to 4:00. Lego Club is at the library at 1:00. Building fun for all ages.  Also, at the BIC Center, movies are on tap. The 4:00 show is Sonic the Hedgehog.  Dr. Robotnik returns to Earth with a new ally, Knuckles.  Sonic and his new friend Tails are all that stands in the way of their plans for global domination. Rated P-G. At 7:00, its Nicholas Cage in The Old Way. An old gunslinger and his daughter must face the consequences of his past, when the son of a man he murdered years ago arrives to take his revenge. It’s rated R, so for the grown-ups at your house. Both shows on the BIG screen with the BIG sound in the BIC Center Theater so you can see the movies the way they were meant to be seen. Concession Stand open all day for both shows for snacks, a meal, or both.  No charge for admission but remember your free-will donation helps keep the great movies coming to the BIC Center. Also Saturday Night, it’s Taco Night Dalwhinnies. Dine in or take out. They are open until 7:00.

Sunday there are services at the Christian Church at 10:00 and mass at Holy Cross at 12:15. Also Sunday Brunch at the Shamrock from 9:00 to 2:00.


Looking ahead to next week…




Please take notice that the St James Township Board of Review will meet at the Beaver Island Community Center, Upper Level, located at 26215 Main St, Beaver Island MI 49782 on the following dates:

The Board of Review will meet for the purpose of hearing property tax assessment appeals from property owners on Monday March 13, 2023, from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm and Tuesday March 14, 2023, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.


Also Monday

School Board Meeting


Beaver Island Community School

37895 Kings Highway, Beaver Island, MI, 49782, USA


The Beaver Island Christian Church Board meets the second Monday of each month. 


7:00pm – 9:00pm


This is an online event at Gregg Fellowship Center



BIRTHDAYS:   No names listed for today but if we missed you on the list, Happy Birthday to you too from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.

TRAFFIC:  None. But, let’s be careful out there.


On March 9, 1959, the first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City.

Eleven inches tall, with a waterfall of blond hair, Barbie was the first mass-produced toy doll in the United States with adult features. The woman behind Barbie was Ruth Handler, who co-founded Mattel, Inc. with her husband in 1945. After seeing her young daughter ignore her baby dolls to play make-believe with paper dolls of adult women, Handler realized there was an important niche in the market for a toy that allowed little girls to imagine the future.


WORD OF THE DAY: Our Merriam Webster word of the Ingratiate Ingratiate means “to gain favor or acceptance by deliberate effort.” It is usually used with with, and is often (though not always) used disapprovingly. Scam artists often have an uncanny ability to ingratiate themselves with their victims using subtle flattery that only seems obvious in retrospect.

Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Thursday…

Here’s a thought for the day “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” Dr Seuss


On a lighter note: If you have ever witnessed a crime at an Apple store that would make you an iWitness.

That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Beaver Island Thursday, March 9th, 2023. I’m Greg Doig reporting from W-V-B-I’s Langford Family Studios wishing you a great day and asking you: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening. 



Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. East wind 5 to 15 mph.


Snow likely, mainly after 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 21. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.


Snow likely, mainly before 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 28. Blustery, with a northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Friday Night

Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 17. North wind around 10 mph.


Partly sunny, with a high near 28. East wind around 10 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.


A 30 percent chance of snow showers after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 30.

Sunday Night

A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 21.


Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Blustery.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Blustery.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 29.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.



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