News Update

Community Calendar for August 11, 2017

Today is Friday August 11th, 2017.
I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

RED Friday Remember Everyone Deployed

Beaver Island AMVETS Post 46 has set aside $2,000 for scholarship awards this year. The scholarships may be awarded to one or more graduates of the Beaver Island Community School who has completed at least one year of post-high school education and has not previously received an AMVETS scholarship.

If you meet these qualifications and would like to apply send a letter in electronic format outlining the reasons why you should be awarded a scholarship.

The deadline for submittal is September 7th and the scholarships will be awarded not later than the 15th of September.

On this week’s calendar

YOGA this week!
Basic M & F @ 9:30am
Therapeutic M @ 11am
Restorative W @ 9:30am

BIDL Book Sale 24/7 in the tent next to the library.

Charlevoix Transit Closed Friday

Homecoming Weekend
Come home to Beaver Island and join in all the traditional events: the Bud McDonough Memorial Softball Tournament Friday afternoon

Please note that the August Dinner will be on SATURDAY this year! Bring on those ball players! Delicious meal for $14, homemade desserts included!
Take-Out Orders Available!

Saturday, August 12th
4:30 – 7:30
Holy Cross Hall
Grilled Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Corn, Rolls, and Homemade Desserts!
Adults $14.00
Children Under 12 $8.00
Come One! Come All!
***Proceeds to benefit
Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Concert BICC Skipper’s Alley
8 p.m. $25 and $10 Call 448-2022
Skipper’s Alley USA tour features a 6-piece ensemble whose dynamic take on traditional Irish music has garnered wide critical praise and featured on such diverse stages as The Late Late Show, La Festival Interceltique de Lorient, and the Irish Embassy in Zambia.

The Beaver Island Dark Sky Project is inviting the community to a ‘shooting star’ event. The Perseid meteor shower will be at its peak on Saturday, August 12. After the Skipper’s Alley concert at the BIC Center, join us at PJ Niehaus’ hangar at the Welke Airport. Enter off King’s Highway and try to get telescopes set up before dark. Bring lounge chairs, blankets, scopes, binoculars, some warm drinks and snacks.

DON NOT DRIVE ON RUNWAY!!! Please limit the use of headlights and flashlights after dark. For more info, call Dicky at 231-448-2799 or Bill at 231-448-2549.

Music Circle M Friday and Sunday – Beans

Union Guns @ Shamrock Friday & Saturday
Danny & Danny & Friends @ Stoney Friday & Saturday

Coming Up
Port of St. James Assoc. Sunset Gathering
Tues. Aug. 15 8pm until ?? Pavilion on Donegal Bay Everybody invited
A desert to share would be appreciated
(Rain date Wed. Aug 16)

The Beaver Island Community Center Summer Hours
Monday – Saturday 9am-9pm
Sunday 10-6

*If you are interested in volunteering at the Center, call Carol at 231 448-2022!

Lost Pets
Lost Dog
lost-wandering small dog near north shore
Percy is less than ten pounds, a poodle mix rescue dog, very flighty.
Call 231-448-2241
mobile number, for a second phone number, is 734-709-6993
EmmaJane or James

Orange and white tabby lost on east side drive about 1 mile south of the campground 30670 East Side Drive. Call Cynthia 448-3069. Cat’s name is Che and has a purple collar. Thanks!

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.

Next time you are shopping at McDonough’s Market, buy an extra can (or two or three!) of food and put it in the Food Pantry collection box near the entrance. The Food Pantry helps Islanders in need and we can always use items like canned fruit and vegetables, soups, tuna, canned chicken, canned beans. Boxed mac and cheese, boxed potatoes, ramen and canned spaghetti and ravioli are also great.
Thanks to McDonough’s Market for all their help. And thank you!
The BI Food Pantry — because we are family
The Food Pantry Committee: Judi Meister, Beth Croswhite, Mark LaFreniere, Deb Plastrik and Chris Heikka

Weather – Sponsored by McDonough’s Market

WVBI BICC – 65 and overcast

Today – Overcast. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 67F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight – Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy after midnight. Low 56F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station
62 and clouds
Same forecast as in town today.
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI
As of 8:29 AM Friday, August 11, 2017
Forecast: Partially Cloudy
Outside Temp: 63.7 F
High Outside Temp: 63.7 F at 8:27 AM
Low Outside Temp: 62.2 F at 3:37 AM
Outside Humidity: 99%
Inside Temp: 74.5 F
Inside Humidity: 50%
Heat Index: 65.0 F
Wind Chill: 64.0 F
Dew Point: 64.0 F
Barometer: 29.886″ and Steady
Wind Speed: Calm
Wind Direction: SW
High Gust: 3.0 Mph at 8:15 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 1.0 Mph
Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.00″
Storm Rain: 0.00″
Month Rain: 0.00″
Year Rain: 8.41″

Phyllis Moore Forecast etc.
Right now I’m showing cloudy skies, 63°, wind at 4 mph from the west, humidity is at 95%, pressure is steady at 29.83 inches, visibility is 6.4 miles, UV levels are moderate today at 5, pollen levels are low/medium at 2.5 with the top allergens being grasses, nettle, and chenopods.
TODAY: Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds at 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers in the evening then a slight chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
TODAY: Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots in the afternoon. Patchy fog early in the morning. Chance of showers through the day. Slight chance of thunderstorms this morning. Waves 2 feet or less building to 2 to 4 feet in the afternoon.
TONIGHT: Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
ON THIS DATE of August 11, 1909 – The American ship Arapahoe became the first to ever use the SOS distress signal off the coast of Cape Hatteras, NC. telegraph operator Theodore Haubner called for help from the steamship, S. S. Arapahoe.
WORD OF THE DAY: nimbus (NIM-buh s) which means a cloud, aura, atmosphere, etc., surrounding a person or thing.

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Augustus Connaghan
Kellie Gillespie
Randy Osborn
Jamie Campbell
Caitlin and Connor Williams
JP Stigall

Dan McDonough
Steve West
Jacqueline Martin

Tina Morgan
Becky Gerace


… 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, to paraphrase a few sages, we become what we believe. So, believe in the best for yourself.

On a lighter note, Whatdo you do if you get eaten by an elephant? Run around in circles until you are all pooped out.

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday August 11th, 2017.

I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Have a great day, and thank you for listening!