News Update

Community Calendar for August 18, 2017

Today is Friday August 18th, 2017.
I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

RED Friday remember everyone deployed
Phone found Sloptown yesterday

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.

Art in the Harbor 11-3 today

Jazz Series 8 p.m. BICC
Wrapping up the Jazz series presented by the Beaver Island Community Center and Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association will be a unique performance by pianist Terry Lower, with special appearances by premiere vocalists Edye Evans Hyde and Martha Guth on Friday, August 18that 8:00pm.
Terry will be featured on the 1916 Mason & Hamlin concert grand piano newly acquired by the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association. Terry, Edye and Martha recently appeared at a fundraiser for the BICAA acquisition of this incredible instrument in February, 2017 in Grand Rapids, to rave reviews.

Movies BICC
Jungle Book 2016 3 p.m.
PG | 1h 46min | Adventure, Drama, Family~ After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli embarks on a journey of self discovery with the help of panther, Bagheera, and free spirited bear, Baloo. Stars: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley Trailer:

Alien Covenant 7 p.m.
R | 2h 2min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet,
discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup

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!

Coming up next week
Storytime BIDL 10:30 a.m.

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.

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 – Cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 67F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight – Cloudy skies this evening will become partly cloudy after midnight. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low 59F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station
65 and cloudy
Same forecast as in town today.
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI
As of 8:29 AM Friday, August 18, 2017
Forecast: Mostly Cloudy
Outside Temp: 64.6 F
High Outside Temp: 68.4 F at 12:00 AM
Low Outside Temp: 64.6 F at 8:28 AM
Outside Humidity: 96%
Heat Index: 66.0 F
Wind Chill: 65.0 F
Dew Point: 64.0 F
Barometer: 29.578″ and Rising Rapidly
Wind Speed: 3.0 Mph
Wind Direction: WNW
High Gust: 20.0 Mph at 8:19 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 6.0 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. By Joe
For Phyllis Gregg Moore
Weather by Joe
August 18, 2017
We had a little over a half an inch of rain since midnight according to the weather machine in the front yard. It’s 63 degrees out with the wind out of the southeast at 3 mph according to the same monitor in the front yard. The pressure 29.48 with visibility of ten miles. It is mostly cloudy at 800 feet and overcast at 1300 feet. The dewpoint is 62 degrees. The humidity is 97%. There is a 15% chance of rain starting about 10 a.m. The radar shows a little rain coming over the lake, but the majority of it is on the mainland.
The national weather forecast is: Scattered showers, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 68. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Word of the Day: confabulate (kuh n-fab-yuh-leyt); verb meaning to converse informally or chat. Today’s weather seemed as if the writer is confavulating with a friend.
On this Day:
On this day in 1991, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is placed under house arrest during a coup by high-ranking members of his own government, military and police forces.

Marge Peters
Chad Crandall
Jenna Wilk
Jayne Bailey
Lisa Gillespie
Jeanne Gillespie
Ruth Gregg
Andrea Keehn
Kim Newport
Marlaina Cole
Signe Thomas
Shelly Smith

… 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, Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote, “Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down.” So go ahead today and live your life this way today.

On a lighter note, I was going to tell you a fart joke today, but they all stink!!!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday August 18th, 2017.

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