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Plan to travel to Mackinaw Island School to attend the second annual Great Lakes Islands Basketball Tournament. Teams will attend from Washington Island (Lake Michigan), Mackinac Island (Lake Huron), South Bass Island (Lake Erie) and Beaver Island. Games will be played Friday and Saturday. Concessions will be available both days. This is a great opportunity to meet folks from other Great Lakes Islands and see some great basketball. The tournament was arranged in cooperation with the Great Lake Islands Alliance, an alliance of island communities in the waters of the Great Lakes. Learn more about the Great Lakes islands Alliance here.
Here’s the full tournament schedule:
Join us in town for a bevy of Christmas events on December 7:
Take advantage of special store openings and deals for holiday shopping:
- Island Treasures Resale Shop
- Beaver Island Gallery
- Powers Hardware
- Shipwreck Shirts (1 to 3pm)
- St. James Boat Shop (featuring Larissa McGinnity’s Pottery)
- McDonough’s Market
- Whiskey Point Brewing Company (with Christmas merch for sale)
Celebrate the Season
- Crafts show at the BIC Center (noon to 3pm)
- Gift Wrap at the BIC Center (noon to 3pm)
- Santa & Mrs. Claus at the BIC Center (1 to 3pm)
- The Santa Clause Movie at the BIC Center (1 to 2:55pm)
- Santa Paws at the Hardware (1 to 4pm)
- Hot Chocolate at Shipwreck Shirts (1 to 3pm)
- BIC Center Indoor Tree Lighting & Cookie Decorating (3 to 3:30pm)
- Elf at the BIC Center (3:30 to 5:25pm)
- Community Tree Lighting & Caroling (5:30pm)
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (7 to 9pm)
- Dalwhinnie’s open for breakfast and early lunch
- Stoney open for lunch & dinner
- Shamrock open for brunch, lunch & dinner
- Brewery open with snacks
- BIC Center Concession Stand open
Never experienced December on America’s Emerald Isle? It’s time to Discover Winter on Beaver Island and see how much fun the island can be in the off season!
The Retro Album Chart Show is a two hour program featuring album chart tracks from two years for a particular week–say 1969 and 2005. To keep it interesting (some may say challenging), host Titus Jennings alternates tracks from each year throughout the show. You’ll hear old favorites (perhaps some for the first time in years) and likely discover some new ones as Titus Jennings walks through the charts and events of the times. It’s not just your parents’s oldies on the Retro Album Chart Show with Tutus Jennings.
Saturday evenings at 7:00 on WVBI. Feed your soul and your mind.™
Join Mark Beltaire every Saturday night at 9:00 to rock the boogie, rock the blues and rock the rock in all its flavors on WVBI’s Rockin’ the Boat — our first and longest running regular music show. Every week is different as Mark puts together an eclectic collection of rock of every kind including rare concert cuts, extended versions and other special items you won’t hear any place else. Bring your life preserver. It’s might get rocky out there.
Saturday night at 9:00 p.m. on WVBI.
Join Mark Beltaire every Saturday night at 10:00 to explore the many flavors of the Blues: Happy, joyful, crazy describe the Blues. And, yes, sometimes wonderfully sad. But no matter what the flavor, it’s always real. The Blues Cruise celebrates what was, what is and what will always be the Blues. Every show is different with cuts from host Mark Beltaire’s extensive collection including rare and live tracks. So grab a comfy chair close by to some place you can dance, and tune in the Blues Cruise.
Saturday night at 10:00 p.m. on WVBI.
Every Saturday night, right after “Rockin’ the Boat,” enjoy a full hour of classic rock n’ roll on WVBI.
Saturday night at 11:00 p.m. on WVBI.
It’s 11:00 on Saturday night. Is the party over. Hardly. Join Dan Falcone for hour of music so great his show is called the Too Good Radio Show. Rock, pop and more from the 60s, 70’s and 80’s with Dan’s specil spin on the music, artists and the era. Then, stick around for another hour of Classic Rock with Saturday Day Night Classic Big Rock on WVBI.
Saturday nights from 11:00 p.m. to midnight.
As our world continues to grow, it changes. Often in ways that are neither immediately perceptible nor logical. World in Progress offers insights and context. Through in-depth interviews and features, the reporting team team explores the far-reaching and inter-connected consequences of a globalized economy. From human rights to freedom of speech, movements that swim against the tide to the myriad interpretations of sustainable development, World in Progress shines a light on uncomfortable and often under-reported issues that the global community cannot afford to ignore. It connects the dots in a globalized era.
World in Progress: Stories that matter on Beaver Island from around the world.
Sunday mornings at 7:00 on WVBI. Feed your soul and your mind.™
Living Planet digs deeper into topics that touch our lives every day presenting stories from around the world about the environment. From the food we eat to the waste from products we consume – not to mention all creatures great and small – Living Planet runs the gamut.
Saturday mornings at 8:00 a.m. on WVBI. Feed your soul and your mind.™
Interfaith Voices is an independent public radio show fostering interfaith understanding by providing engaging conversation about religion, across many traditions and beliefs. We explore how faith intersects with culture, public policy, and the news of the day. As the nation’s only public radio show exclusively about religion, we are a vital source of knowledge about how religious belief shapes our world.
WVBI’s Cottage Mix is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’ll get next–but it’ll be good. On Sunday mornings we toss in a some extra jazz and soft hits to help you enjoy a relaxing day. Don’t worry. All of the bits that have made the Cottage Mix and island favorite are here–just fine tuned to accompany your Sunday.
Sundays from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Fr. Jim Siler and the congregation of Holy Cross Catholic Church invite you to join them for Mass on Sunday mornings at 9:30. A Vigil Mass is celebrated Saturday afternoons at 4. Mass is also celbrated Tuesday through Friday morning at 9 with a Rosary following Mass on Tuesdays and Eucharistic Adoration following Mass on Fridays.
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