News Update

Community Calendar for April 13, 2018

Today is Friday April 13th, 2018. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

RED Friday remember everyone deployed

The Emerald Isle left shore this morning under a strong wind and cold air. Here’s to a great season for the Boat Company bringing people, cargo and more to the island and Charlevoix.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 10:00 a.m.

BIRHC 9-Noon
The Beaver Island Rural Health Center and Beaver Island EMS present a Free CPR Training course for members of the community. Just call 231-448-2275 to reserve your space and materials. Almost 90% of people who suffer cardiac arrests die. Survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby.

BIDL Lego Club is back at 1 p.m. open for all

Movies BICC
3 p.m. The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
PG | 1h 32min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy When enemies Boris, Natasha, and Fearless Leader escape into the real world with anefarious scheme, Rocky and Bullwinkle do the same, and team up with a young F.B.I. Agent to stop the trio. Trailer:

7 p.m. Jumanji Welcome to the Island
PG-13 | 1h 59min | Action, Adventure, Comedy Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game. Trailer:

Free Will Donation Suggested $5
BICC and Shamrock Bar and Restaurant

Worship Services on Island
Come to COA Sunday Dinner! April 15th 11am-12pm! at the Beaver Island Community Center… Featuring: Roast Beef, Potatoes & Gravy, Vegetable and Yummy Chocolate Dessert… ala Shamrock! Provided by the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging No sign-ups or reservations needed! First come, first served!
Interviews will proceed with representatives on both sides of the township consolidation issue. We’ll let you know as soon as we can when they will be broadcast. If you miss them on the air you’ll still be able to hear them as podcasts.

If you have questions you’d like presented to representatives from either or both sides of the Township consolidation vote, please send them to consolidation questions at w-v-b-I dot net. Or you can drop them in the mail addressed to Consolidation Questions, PABI [PABBY], P-O Box 494, Beaver Island, Michigan 4-9-7-8-2. Or just drop them by the BIC Center during regular opening hours in an envelope marked Consolidation Questions.

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.

To help coordinate the events we’ve taken the major events for Summer 2018 and compiled them into a nifty little Celebrate Summer 2018 online calendar. Just point your browser at to get the lowdown on everything planned so far for next summer. Then check back from time to time as more events will be added as dates are firmed up.

Remember that the Pantry can always donations. For your convenience, there are collection baskets at the Beaver Island Christian Church, Beaver Island Community Center, Beaver Island Rural Health Center, Fresh Air, Holy Cross Church and Island Airways.
We can accept unopened, unexpired non-perishable food items. Cash donations are tax-deductible and are always appreciated as well. Checks can be made payable to the Beaver Island Christian Church, PO Box 21, Beaver Island, 49782. Please write Food Pantry on the memo line. Or you can use the Donation button at the bottom of the home page at, Joe Moore’s News on the Net.
The Food Pantry Committee
Judi Meister, Beth Croswhite, Mark LaFreniere, Deb Plastrik and Chris Heikka

Resale Store Thursday-Saturday Noon – 4

Weather – Sponsored by Powers Hardware

Today – PM Showers. High 37F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight – Rain/Snow. Low 26F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station
33 and clouds
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI

As of 8:30 AM Friday, April 13, 2018

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 32.6 F
High Outside Temp: 33.2 F at 12:00 AM
Low Outside Temp: 31.8 F at 2:08 AM
Outside Humidity: 96%

Heat Index: 33.0 F
Wind Chill: 32.0 F
Dew Point: 32.0 F

Barometer: 29.976″ and Rising Rapidly

Wind Speed: 1.0 Mph
Wind Direction: ESE
High Gust: 10.0 Mph at 8:17 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 3.0 Mph

Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.00″
Storm Rain: 0.17″
Month Rain: 0.33″
Year Rain: 0.33″

Birthdays – Born Today
None Listed

Still no delays to report on Beaver Island.

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

To Lucas, Sophia and all our listeners, if you’re looking for magic, it is often found in books. Reading leads to great discoveries too.

On a lighter note, how does a wizard keep his potions safe? With a warlock!!!
It’s Friday and time for StoryCorps… this time, we’ll hear from two brothers …

Russell Wadsworth is 28. Remmick is 27… And they both have autism.

As kids, they had trouble with social interactions…but they often relied on each other to get through…

…Including now, as they navigate the working world.

Here, Remmick talks about their first job working together at a coffee shop…


That was Russell Wadsworth, speaking with his younger brother, Remmick, in Temple Terrace, Florida. Do you have a story to tell? Let us know about it by sending an email to programming at w-v-b-I dot net.

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday April 13th, 2018.

I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Make today the best day ever, and thank you for listening!