News Update

Community Calendar for February 13, 2018

Today is Tuesday February 13th, 2018. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

BIRHC 11-2 p.m.
Charlevoix County Veteran’s Affairs Office director John Hess visits the island the second Tuesday of each month to provide assistance to Beaver Island veterans in dealing with the VA and other issues. You can stop by the BIRHC to see him or give him a call at 231-547-7220.

Pickleball 0930 BICC
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 10:00 a.m.

Transportation Building Noon
BITA’s regularly scheduled board meetings occur on the second Tuesday of each month. BITA is responsible for management of the ferry system that connects the island to the mainland. Click through for more information.

Talking Threads Quilt Guild 0930 Peaine Township Hall
Peaine Township Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Pickleball 0930 BICC
Games Galore 1-4 p.m. BICC

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 10:00 a.m.

This weekend the Islanders girls and boys basketball teams head to their season topper at Hannahville Indian School for the Northern Lights League Tournament. The order of play is yet to be announced. You can support the team with the Beaver Island Sports Boosters. Interested in seeing a great weekend of high school basketball?

The 3rd annual Lake G. ice fishing tournament Saturday February 17th and Sunday 18th free fishing weekend.
kids division free, ages 0-14. Saturday 10am-2pm, lunch served at noon. kids fish all open species largest fish 1st-2nd-3rd place
adult division
10 dollar buy in. 15+ years of age, Saturday 6am – Sunday 3pm
walleye 1st place big fish by weight
pike 1st-2nd-3rd big fish by weight.
Sign up at powers hardware or at the boat launch during tournament. all entries must be signed up before entry onto lake.
Please sign up kids ahead of time so we know how many to expect.
For more info or if you would like to donate call levi connor at 231-459-6697 or email at<>

BIDL Lego Club is back at 1 p.m. open for all

Movies BICC
3 p.m. The Red Turtle
PG | 1h 20min | Animation, Fantasy A man is shipwrecked on a deserted island and encounters a red turtle, which changes his life. Trailer:

7 p.m. All Saints
PG | 1h 48min | Drama When a group of Burmese refugees join the congregation, the pastor of a failing Anglican church attempts to aid them by planting crops and enlisting the help of the community. Trailer:

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

Worship Services on Island

In our sports and competition report this morning, we have news on the Northern Lights League Basketball rankings going into the tournament this weekend. The Beaver Island boys squad is ranked second behind Maplewood Baptist and ahead of Mackinaw. The girls are ranked fourth. The rankings mean the girls play their first tournament game Friday afternoon up in Escanaba with the boys playing first on Saturday. The teams leave for the tournament Friday morning. Go Islanders!
Don’t forget about the ice fishing contest coming up this weekend on Lake G. It’s a free fishing weekend, so no license required. There are both kids and adult divisions with a ten dollar entry fee for the adults. Sign up at Powers Hardware. Check out the Community Calendar or call Levi for more info. The contest is organized by the Beaver Island Wildlife Club.

And, last but not least, Pickelball is back on the court here at the BIC Center. After last Thursday’s brutal competition the play today at 9:30 is sure to be exciting. That’s if the teams are able to make it through the bitter cold to the matches. We’ll have a score report tomorrow morning.

President Trump’s 2019 budget outline is out and Great Lakes funding is cut again. But as Great Lakes Today’s Elizabeth Miller reports, politicians vow to fight back.


Great Lakes Today is a collaboration of W-B-F-O Buffalo, ideastream Cleveland, and W-X-X-I Rochester.

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COME IN OR CALL (231) 448-2022

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.

To help coordinate the events we’ve taken the major events for Summer 2018 and compiled them into a nifty little Celebrate Summer 2018 online calendar. Just point your browser at to get the lowdown on everything planned so far for next summer. Then check back from time to time as more events will be added as dates are firmed up.

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 Thursday-Saturday Noon – 4

WVBI BICC – Sponsored by Powers Hardware
17 and cloudy
Today – Cloudy. High 29F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight – Clear. Low 24F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station
18 and mostly cloudy
Today – Same forecast in town

Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI

As of 8:30 AM Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 18.6 F
High Outside Temp: 18.6 F at 8:28 AM
Low Outside Temp: 3.0 F at 12:14 AM
Outside Humidity: 87%

Heat Index: 19.0 F
Wind Chill: 18.0 F
Dew Point: 15.0 F

Barometer: 30.705″ and Falling Slowly

Wind Speed: 1.0 Mph
Wind Direction: S
High Gust: 11.0 Mph at 7:23 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: 15.87″

Birthdays – Born Today
Tasha Runberg
Robert Cole
Andi Kohls
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, your real friends are those that can hear you even when you don’t speak.

On a lighter note, a child asks his parents for a dog on Christmas. They reply that they won’t be getting a dog, but they will get a turkey.!!!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday February 13th, 2018.

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