News Update

Community Calendar for April 13, 2017

Today is Thursday April 13th, 2017. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

I’ll be on the road again for the remainder of the week with TEAM BIROBOT. Check the BIROBOT Facebook page for updates and info.

The Easter Sunday Community Brunch will be held at the Gregg Fellowship Center at 11.45a.m. Sunday.
The Church supplies, Ham, scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage strata and French toast, plus coffee, tea and juice.
If you wish to bring a dish to pass, please do. We suggest sweet rolls, fruit or dessert.

Beaver Island Rural Health Center is again welcoming Grand Valley Doctoral Nurse Practitioner Students to do clinical rotations at the Health Center.
We are asking if anyone could house a student any of the two-week rotations below:
May 15 – -May 26
June 5-June 16
June 19-June 30
Please call Donna 231-448-2275 if you can help house the students.

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: 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:
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 Food Pantry helps members of the Beaver Island “family” who are in need. Basic food items and personal care items are distributed once a month. Tax-deductible donations can be sent, made payable to the Beaver Island Christian Church, to the Food Pantry at PO Box 21, Beaver Island, MI 49782. Please write Food Pantry on the memo line. Or you can donate on Joe Moore’s News on the Net homepage at The Food Pantry is an ecumenical effort and we appreciate your help! Thank you so much.
Beth Croswhite, Mark LaFreniere, Judi Meister, Deb Plastrik
Food Pantry Committee

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.

At the Community Center


3p.m. Home
PG | 1h 34min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy |
When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word HOME.
Director: Tim Johnson
Writers: Tom J. Astle (screenplay), Matt Ember (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Stars: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin |

7 p.m. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
PG-13 | 2h 13min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy |
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
Director: David Yates
Writer: J.K. Rowling
Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol |

From J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG-13 for some fantasy action violence

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!

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.”
Set up your Profile one time and then schedule your rides thereafter. Auto-fill will assist you, and the system remembers reoccurring rides. You can schedule rides on the Beaver Island side or the Charlevoix County side.

April hours:
M-F 12:30-4:30
May hours:
M-F 12:30-5:30
June hours:
M-F 10:30-5:30
S 10:00-3:00
If you need to get to the BIRHC, catch the ferry or an airplane, we will work with you, especially if your time is within an hour of our regularly scheduled hours. GIVE US AT LEAST 48 HOURS LEAD TIME FOR A SPECIAL REQUEST. IT NEVER HURTS TO ASK.
We look forward to serving you and your guests this season.
Seniors (60 and over) Free
Adults (19-59) $2.00
Disabled Reduced Fare (on file in your profile) $1.00
Youth (3-1 $1.50
Youth School Discount (if coming or going to school) $1.00
Child Free (under 3) Free

Job –
Beaver Island Marina
Dock Manager – full or part time. Up to $15 an hour, depending on experience and skills. Includes all facets of B.I. Marina operations. Start as early as June 12. Stay as late in the season as desired. Bonus offered for 3 full months of service. Call 231-448-2300

Weather – Sponsored by McDonough’s Market

Sponsored by McDonough’s Market

This morning was cold and clear

Today – Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. High 51F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight – Mostly clear. Low near 35F. Winds light and variable.


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, George Bernard Shaw wrote, “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

On a lighter note, what do you call someone who points out the obvious? Someone who points out the obvious!!

Don’t forget to follow Beaver Island’s robot from BICS at They compete this week in Saginaw Michigan at The Michigan State Championship for FIRST Robotics. April 12-15th
Ryder Center, Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Rd
Saginaw, Michigan 48710

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Thursday April 13th, 2017. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Have a great day, and thank you for listening!