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Community Calendar for August 22, 2017

Today is Tuesday August 22nd, 2017.
I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

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.

Due to going off-Island, Beaver Island Senior Dining Out Certificates from the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging will be available from Jean Kinsley this Monday through Thursday, 8/21 – 24, from 10 to 11am at the Beaver Island Community Center upstairs in the Hangout. You can still call ahead to the Center and leave a message with your request for Jean.
Thank you for your understanding, and my regrets for any inconvenience.

Computer Workshop 10 – noon BICC

Coffee Roasting 3p.m. Paradise Bay Coffee

BINGO Gregg Fellowship 7p.m.
Out of respect for the late Betty Hudgins, the Bingo games scheduled for this Wednesday 23rd August have been cancelled and moved to Thursday 24th. Same times, same place.

Farmer’s Market 9-11 a.m. Paradise Bay Coffee
Volleyball BICS 12:30 p.m.
The fall sports schedule gets underway at BICS with a double volleyball match against Maplewood Baptist. Come out and support the team and get a taste of island sports.

Games Galore 1-4 p.m. BICC

The Beaver Island Archipelago Trails Association will be working to open up the 7 Bridges Trail.
Please join us to help make this great trail usable again.
Date: Saturday, August 26th
Time: 9:00 to 12:00
Where: We will meet at the Fire Hall across from the Wagner Camp Ground
Tools to bring: hand clippers, hand loppers, bow saws
Also, consider bringing for yourself: water, something to snack on, mosquito and tick repellent.
Once we are done we will be grilling hot dogs for everyone.
If you have any questions please call Mark Engelsman at 630-488-2949

Movies BICC
Beauty and the Beast 3 p.m.
PG | 2h 9min | Family, Fantasy, Musical An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

Guardians of the Galaxy 7 p.m.
PG-13 | 2h 16min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi~ The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.

BICC and the Shamrock Bar and Restaurant

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

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.

Coming Up
Top Celtic Act ‘Outside Track’ rocks the Labor Day Weekend at the BIC Center.
The Outside Track is a celebrated Celtic group that performs Scots, Irish and Cape Breton songs and Step-dance. Members of the group include Ailie Robertson who has won a LiveIreland Music Award and was a BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Finalist, and Fiona Black who was a winner of the BBC’s Fame Academy.
As a group they won ‘Best Group’ in the 2012 LiveIreland Music Award, a ‘Tradition In Review’ award, and were nominated for the 2013 MG Alba Scots Traditional Music Award. For their album ‘Flash Company’, they also won the German Radio Critics’ Prize.
Winner of Best Group in both the Live Ireland awards and the TIR awards, and a finalist for best album in the 2016 Indie Acoustic Project Awards, The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world today. They effortlessly fuse traditional and contemporary, blending fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality.
The Outside Track performs Saturday, September 2nd at 8pm at the BIC Center. Tickets are $25/Adult, $10/Student. Call 23-448-2022 for tickets.
The Outside Track

September 19, 2017
AARP Smart DriverTM – The driving refresher course from AARP Driver Safety Program will be offered at the Beaver Island Community Center from 9:30am to 5:30pm upstairs in the Hangout on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by George Robson, a certified volunteer instructor.
Many participants may be eligible for a multi-year insurance discount after taking the course. Participants are encouraged to check with their own insurance agent to see if they are eligible. There are no tests required to pass the course.
The course is open to drivers of all ages and costs $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Payment by cash or check only will be required on the date of the course at check-in. Checks should be made payable to AARP.
Participants can register for the Beaver Island course by calling Ann at 231-448-2022. Those 60 years of age and older will be able to order lunch through the BI Dining Out Program upon registration (and completion of a NAPIS form) for a suggested donation of $3. Those under the age of 60 will need to make arrangements for their own lunches. A microwave is available onsite.
For more information on the course visit or call 1-888-227-7669.

Lost Pets
Lost Dog
lost-wandering small dog near north shore
Percy is less than ten pounds, a poodle mix rescue dog, very flighty.
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 – Sponsored by McDonoughs Market
69 and mostly cloudy

Today – Chance of a morning shower. Cloudy skies this morning will become partly cloudy this afternoon. High near 70F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight – Mainly clear. Low near 55F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station
68 and clouds
Same forecast as in town today.
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI
As of 8:29 AM Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, Rain within 12 hours
Outside Temp: 68.5 F
High Outside Temp: 69.8 F at 2:50 AM
Low Outside Temp: 68.1 F at 6:42 AM
Outside Humidity: 95%
Heat Index: 70.0 F
Wind Chill: 66.0 F
Dew Point: 67.0 F
Barometer: 29.631″ and Steady
Wind Speed: 13.0 Mph
Wind Direction: WSW
High Gust: 16.0 Mph at 7:59 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 10.0 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.
I’m showing 66°, wind is at 22 mph from the SW, humidity is at 90% (it’s muggy), pressure is rising from 29.58 inches, visibility is 8.7 miles, UV levels are still high at 7, pollen levels are low-medium at 4.5, with the top allergens being ragweed, nettle, and chenopods.
TODAY: Patchy fog in the morning. Cloudy with scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning then partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Northwest winds at 10 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
TODAY: Northwest wind 10 to 20 knots. Gusts up to 25 knots increasing to 30 knots in the afternoon. Patchy fog early in the morning. Isolated thunderstorms early in the morning. Scattered showers early in the morning. Waves 2 feet or less building to 2 to 4 feet in the morning.
TONIGHT: Northwest wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
ON THIS DATE of August 22, 1851 – The schooner America outraced the Aurora off the English coast to win a trophy that became known as the America’s Cup. The Cup is an ornate sterling silver bottomless ewer crafted in 1848 by Garrard & Co. Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey bought one and donated it for the Royal Yacht Squadron’s 1851 Annual Regatta around the Isle of Wight.

DID YOU KNOW THAT the hyoid bone in your throat is the only bone in your body not attached to any other?
WORD OF THE DAY deterge (di-TUHRG) which means to wash, wipe, or cleanse. From Latin detergere (to wipe away), from de- (away from) + tergere (to wipe). Earliest documented use: 1623.

Roger Scholten, long time island visitor and friend of Cable Bay and Lake G, passed away this last week.

Betty Hudgin’s family extends an invitation to a visitation for Betty at the Gregg Fellowship Hall, Wednesday, August 23rd from 1:00 – 5:00.
A luncheon will be served from 1:00 – 3:00. Please call Deb Robert 231-675-7155 if you are interested in making a salad or desert.
Family is requesting in lieu of flowers, memorial funds be made to the Beaver Island Rural Health Center.

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… 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, when possible feed other minds and help them to grow. Inspire others to live their lives as best they can.

On a lighter note, what is the difference between a horse and fleas? A horse can have fleas but fleas can’t have horses!!!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday August 22nd, 2017.

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