News Update

Community Calendar for December 5, 2017

Today is Tuesday December 5th, 2017.
I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

Transit Service
Effective December 1, 2017-April 30, 2018
M, W, F: noon-4pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm
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9:30 a.m. Pickleball BICC
10:00 a.m. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program BICC

Talking Threads Quilt Guild 9:30 a.m
Peaine Township Hall

5:00 p.m. The St. James Public Works Committee meets on 1st Wednesday of each month. Check the St. James website at for details.

7:00 p.m. The St. James Township Board meets on the first Wednesday of each month for its regular meeting. You can find meeting information on the St. James website at

9:30 a.m. Pickleball BICC
Games Galore 1:00 p.m. BICC

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 10 a.m.

10:00 a.m. The BIRHC will conduct its quarterly board meeting in the BIRHC Community Room at the BIRHC. Use the north entrance to get to the meeting room. This meeting is open to all and all interested persons are invited to attend.

Beaver Island Christian Church 11-3 p.m. Yum, yum! Christmas cookies and holiday cheer at the Beaver Island Christmas Cookie Carnival. Stop by to find a selection of delectable treats to grace your holiday table.

Movies BICC

3 p.m. Despicable Me 3
PG | 1h 30min | Animation, Action, Adventure Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. Stars: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker Trailer:

7 p.m. Scrooged (1988)
PG-13 | 1h 41min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve. Stars: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe Trailer:

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

Worship Services on Island
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.

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 – Open on Thurs., Fri., and Sat. from noon until 4:00.

WVBI BICC – Sponsored by Powers Hardware
39 clouds and wind
Today – PM Snow Showers/Wind. High 37F. Winds WSW at 25 to 35 mph.

Tonight – Snow Showers/Wind. Low 24F. Winds W at 25 to 35 mph.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station
39 and cloudy
Same forecast as in town today
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI

As of 8:29 AM Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Forecast: Mostly Cloudy

Outside Temp: 37.9 F
High Outside Temp: 53.8 F at 12:00 AM
Low Outside Temp: 37.9 F at 8:28 AM
Outside Humidity: 78%

Heat Index: 38.0 F
Wind Chill: 30.0 F
Dew Point: 32.0 F

Barometer: 29.399″ and Rising Rapidly

Wind Speed: 13.0 Mph
Wind Direction: SW
High Gust: 43.0 Mph at 7:53 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 16.0 Mph

Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.01″
Storm Rain: 0.68″
Month Rain: 0.68″
Year Rain: 15.03″

Phyllis Moore Forecast
At the moment I’m showing 40° feels like 35°, cloudy skies, humidity is at 75%, pressure is rising from 29.31 inches, wind is from the SW at 29 mph, with gusts to 40 mph, and visibility is at 10 miles.
We are in a WINTER STORM WARNING from now through Thursday at 12 pm
We are also in a WIND ADVISORY from now until 4 this afternoon.
TODAY: Cloudy and windy. High temperature around 44°, Dew point will be around 28° with an average humidity of 71%. Will will be about 38 mph from the WSW.
TONIGHT: Cloudy and windy. Low temperature around 27°. Dew point will be around 19° with an average humidity of 69%. Winds will be at 31 mph from the west.
MARINE REPORT: Gale Warning in effect through late tonight
TODAY: Southwest gales to 35 knots with gusts to around 45 knots decreasing to up to 30 knots with gusts to around 40 knots in the afternoon. Chance of showers early in the morning. Scattered snow showers in the morning. Waves 11 to 14 feet. Waves occasionally around 17 feet.
TONIGHT: West wind up to 30 knots with gusts to around 40 knots. Periods of snow showers. Waves 10 to 13 feet.
WEDNESDAY: West wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 35 knots. Periods of snow showers. Waves 6 to 9 feet.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Northwest wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Periods of snow showers. Waves 4 to 6 feet.
ON THIS DATE of December 5, 1945 – The so-called “Lost Squadron” disappeared. The five U.S. Navy Avenger bombers carrying 14 Navy flyers began a training mission at the Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station. They were never heard from again.
DID YOU KNOW THAT DVDs are physically the same size as a CDs but can store 13 times more data?
WORD OF THE DAY: logomachy (loh-GOM-uh-kee) which means 1) a dispute about or concerning words. 2) an argument or debate marked by the reckless or incorrect use of words; meaningless battle of words. English logomachy comes straight from the Greek noun logomachía “battle of words.” The Greek noun is very rare and also very late, first used in the First Epistle to Timothy, traditionally attributed to St. Paul (c5-67 a.d.). Logomachy entered English at the end of the 16th century.

Birthdays – Born Today
Katie LaFreniere
Carolyn Works
Denny Cook

Donegal Bay Road work continues, watch for detours and workers… 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, using all that you’ve learned and applying it to the best of your ability makes common sense. If needed and available, seek help. That’s good sense.

On a lighter note, if you are afraid of Santa it is because you are Claus-trophobic!!!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday December 5th, 2017.

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