News Update

Community Calendar for April 1, 2016 (no, really)


Today is Friday, April 1st,2016. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.




News Links from Pam Grassmick

Latest Research on Oil Flow from Spill for Beaver Island


Information regarding ticks in Northern Michigan


Spring Break Fun Camp for Kids

Interested parents willing to volunteer and join in the festivities, please join us! Call KK Antkoviak, 448-2457, BI Community Center- 231-448-2022, or Cynthia Johnson, 517-512-8154.


April 5-6-7—1 pm -5 pm all three days. Game day, PickleBall and Pool Instruction, karoake and other activities! Special Movie on Thursday is Hocus Pocus!


Find out more at and look at the Twitter feed for links. We will update the Facebook page for those that choose that platform over twitter. Don’t forget to visit the BIROBOT shop at their website. Buy a BIROBOT t-shirt for spring and summer. Join the cool kids and adults that will be wearing them. If you want to be a sponsor, click the link to join the team as a sponsor.


There is a post on the forum that states the first boat will run early. The tentative date and time is April 6th at 8:20a.m.




Among the great birding opportunities this Spring, is the 2016 Warblers on the Water event, celebrating Beaver Island’s unique location and its spectacular birding over the Memorial Day weekend, May 28-29. Guided field trips, demonstrations and presentations will be scheduled on the island, showcasing the Beaver Island Birding Trail. Visit the Beaver Island Birding Trail website to register.


Dr Jeff Powers – Next Friday we will be holding a Lyme and Heart worm testing and vaccination clinic. 


Black Legged Deer Ticks are already very prevalent this year and it is imperative that your dogs receive testing, vaccination and prevention. Last year close to 30 dogs tested positive for Lyme Disease on Beaver Island with several becoming very ill. 


We will have discounts on all vaccinations, testing and anti-parasitic medication. Please contact the hardware store 2314482572 or 2318814408 to set up an appointment. 


We hope to have additional clinics in the spring but the presence of large numbers of ticks present on the island at this time warrants addressing this issue now.




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.


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. What a deal! Email us or call for details.



At the Community Center

COA Sunday lunch April 10 11 AM to 12 PM

$8 and $4 donations 13-60 $8

Pickle Ball Tuesday and Thursday 0930 to 1100


Games Galore will now be held on Thursday‚

at 1pm to 4pm


The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program will now be available on¬

FRIDAYS ONLY, 11am-12pm @ BI Comm Center




Saturday April 2nd, 2016

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) 

PG | 1h 32min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 

Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami…and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother. 

Director: Walt Becker 

Writers: Ross Bagdasarian (characters), Janice Karman (characters) | 2 more credits » 

Stars: Jason Lee, Jesica Ahlberg, Josh Green | 


Bridge of Spies 

Bridge of Spies (2015) 

PG-13 | 2h 22min | Drama, History, Thriller | 16 October 2015 (USA) 


During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers. 

Director: Steven Spielberg 

Writers: Matt Charman, Ethan Coen | 1 more credit » 

Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda | 



Thanks to Beaver Island Community Center Business Sponsors , the Shamrock Bar and Restaurant, and the Beaver Island Boat Company


Job Posting

Part-time position (+/- 30 hours a week) available at the Beaver Island Waste Transfer Station. 


In making its decision, the Committee will consider the applicant’s relevant work experience and mechanical aptitude. A CDL and hazmat certification(s) are greatly preferred. 


Interested parties should send their cover letter, work-related references and resume to: 

William Kohls 

P.O. Box 26 

Beaver Island MI 49782. 


Please submit resumes by April 12, 2016. Please direct any questions to or call Mr. Kohls at 231.448.2389 during office hours (10:00 am – 2:00 pm on Thursdays.) Prospective applicants may also direct their questions to Robert Marsh at 231.448.2228.





Phyllis Moore-

it’s 32° outside, wind chill makes it 24°, wind is at 11 mph from the NW with gusts to 20 mph, humidity is at 83%, pressure is rising from 996 mb, and visibility is at 9.6 miles. Today: Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers in the morning, then isolated rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with numerous rain showers and isolated snow showers in the evening, then partly cloudy with isolated snow showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 20s. West winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

On this date of April 1, 1826 – Samuel Mory patented the internal combustion engine.

Did you know that hummingbirds can’t walk? Yes, they do have legs and feet, but because they spend so much time in the air, those appendages aren’t strongly developed. They can do a strange sideway hop on a branch, but no walking.

Word of the day: ninnyhammer (NIN-ee-ham-er) which means a fool or simpleton. Ninnyhammer entered English in the late 1500s. Its first element, ninny, meaning “a fool or simpleton,” may be a pet form of the proper name Innocent.










Hey, Let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone. 



To Lucas and all our listeners, the late inventor Edison once said, “I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident.”

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday April 1st,2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI ‚the Voice of Beaver Island.

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