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Community Calendar for February 13, 2017

Today is Monday February 13th 2017. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

Weather Permitting, The Islanders will play their last home game on Tuesday, February 14th at 5pm. Concessions will be Hot dogs/Brats, homemade potato salad (Carol LaFreniere’s famous recipe- it’s the best), and watermelon slices… A little taste of summer in the middle of winter. Come and support our teams!

Beaver Island EMS is looking for creative artistry from you, the residents of Beaver Island,
We are looking for a new patch for uniforms.
The dimensions need to be within 3 inches in width and no longer than 4-4 1/2 inches in length.
The words Beaver Island EMS, a Star of Life and possibilities making the I, in Island, a Lighthouse, the rest is up to your artistry.
Anyone can participate and offering a monetary prize to the winner.
Drawings can be dropped off at the EMS office, 37830 Kings Highway. Deadline for drawing to be entered is February 24, 2017 and the winner will be announced February 27 here on Beaver Island Forum.
Any questions, call 231-448-2578, or 810-241-2047 to speak with or leave a message so we can return your call.

The 2017 Ice Classic is underway. A spell of cold weather gave us some good ice in the north end of the harbor and today we launched the tower. Thanks to this years launch team, Mark Engelsman, Jim McDonough and Jimmy Wojan who brought his 4-weeler on the ice to assist. Also thanks to Ron Wojan who moved the tower with his lift yesterday from the deep snow to the other side of the dock.

Tickets are available at McDonoughs Market and the Community Center, $5,00 each or 6 (that’s right six) for $20.00

The person who picks the correct date, hour and minute the tower goes into the water receives half the proceeds, the other half go to support the Beaver Island Community Center.

Here is a review of the past winners.
2016 No ice
2015 3:40 PM April 15th The amount was $432.50
2014 11:01 AM April 28th The winner collected $527.25.
2013 12:18 PM April 11–winner collected $700
2012 No Ice
2011 12:20 PM April 10th—The winner collected over $1,046
2010-4:10 PM March 18—The winner collected over $700.00
2009-1:58 PM April 9, 2009—The winner Collected over $1,100
2008-11.34 PM on April 8—-The winner Collected over $1,200
2007- 2:52 PM on March 28th —The winner Collected Over $1,200!
2006- 8:29 PM on March 29th—The winner Collected Over $600!

Thanks for your support.

Bob Tidmore

Tuesday 2/14/16 John Hess Charlevoix County Veterans Affairs
BIRHC 11 to 2p.m.

Join us for the 3rd annual Beaver Island Alumni Basketball Tournament & Crockpot Cook-Off at 5pm Friday March 17, 2017 @ the Beaver Island Community School. Exciting games, great food, super stupendous trophies, prizes to be given, entertainment galore, and lots of community spirit.
If you haven’t already registered and want to play there is still time! Register for a team by calling Carol @ 231-838-2883 by February 25th (team shirts provided with sign up). All teams are shuffled to create fair and challenging games.
You can also sign up for the Chili/Soup/Anything you can put in a Crockpot Cook-Off by calling Deb @ 231-675-7155. Event is sponsored by the Beaver Island Sports Boosters and all proceeds support our student athletics program.
Free will donation for event.
Come out and root on the teams!

We are gearing up for the 2017 ice fishing tournament! this year’s tournament date will be February 18th and 19th, a free fishing weekend. no fishing license required! adults 10 dollar buy in, kids fish free! sign up at powers hardware.
sponsorship donations help purchase prizes, food, kids fish bait, and more.
For more information, or if you would like to donate please call Levi Connor at 231-459-6697 or 231-448-2572
current sponsors
Island Airways
The Beaver Island Wildlife Club
The Simple Life Crew
Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce
Powers Hardware
Anne’s custom cupcakes
Muffler man
The Beaver Beacon
Beaver Island Gardens
AMVETS post 46


The Beaver Island Community Center Fall/Winter/Spring Hours
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am -9pm
Sunday Closed!

If you are looking for information on all island events, find it on the new WVBI Community Calendar. Just head on over to the WVBI website and click on Calendar on the top menu. You’ll see things like:
library story time for kids – pickleball, games galore and more at the BICC – church services – school sports and township board meetings and more

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.

At the Community Center

Kubo and the Two Strings

The Girl on the Train

The Beaver Island Community Center…
at the heart of a good community!

Weather – Sponsored by McDonough’s Market

26 with some clouds
Today – Partly cloudy. High 34F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Tonight – Partly cloudy skies this evening will give way to occasional snow showers overnight. Low 31F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

Greene’s Bay Beach – Boyle Family
28 this morning
Today – Partly cloudy. High 34F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Tonight – Partly cloudy skies this evening will give way to occasional snow showers overnight. Low 31F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 50%.
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI

As of 8:29 AM Monday, February 13, 2017

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 28.7 F
High Outside Temp: 29.8 F at 2:27 AM
Low Outside Temp: 28.5 F at 8:13 AM
Outside Humidity: 85%

Heat Index: 29.0 F
Wind Chill: 29.0 F
Dew Point: 25.0 F

Barometer: 30.202″ and Steady

Wind Speed: Calm
Wind Direction: WSW
High Gust: 11.0 Mph at 12:26 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 2.0 Mph

Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.00″
Storm Rain: 0.00″
Month Rain: 0.01″
Year Rain: 19.01″

Phyllis Moore
It’s 26° outside this morning, with a windchill of 18°, wind is at 8 mph from the southwest and gusting to 24 mph, humidity is at 79%, pressure is steady at 30.18 inches, and visibility is 9.8 miles. Today: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s. Southwest winds at 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Flurries likely after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
On this date of February 13, 1914 – The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (known as ASCAP) was formed in New York City. The society was founded to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
Did you know that there are over 80,000 different species of ants?
Word of the day: pedagogy (PED-uh-goh-jee) which means 1) the function or work of a teacher; teaching. 2) the art or science of teaching; education; instructional methods. Pedagogy entered English around 1570. It comes from Greek paidagōgía meaning “office of a child’s tutor.

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Tasha Runberg
Robert Cole
Andi Kohls

… Still no delays to report.

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

To Lucas and all our listeners, being wise is knowing that you can always learn more and thus become wiser.

On a lighter note, why did the cookie go to the doctor? It was feeling a little crumby.

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday February 13th 2017. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Have a great day, and thank you for listening!