News Update

Community Calendar for February 15, 2017

Today is Wednesday February 15th 2017. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

New Superintendent-Principal at BICS
For use on February 15, 2017
We have this report from the Beaver Island Community School Board. After an extensive search, the Board has unanimously approved a three-year contract with John “Wil” Cwikiel (Swikeel) of Harbor Springs as its new K-12 Superintendent-Principal, beginning July 1st, 2017.

Susi Myers, BICS Board President, noted the significant investment of time and effort the Board made to develop an outstanding pool of candidates for the position, and to actively engage the Island community in the search. The board had each finalist candidate visit the island in advance of interviews so they knew what they were getting into, invited the public to interviews with all candidates and then listened to several rounds of input from students, school staff and the public before making their choice.

Cwikiel is currently the Middle School Principal in Harbor Springs, where he served successfully for the past decade. Earlier, he worked for the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, serving as the Water Resource Program Director, and later for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Land and Water Management.

Cwikiel earned his B-A degree in English and Science, his M-S degree in Environmental Policy, and his Educational Specialist degree from the University of Michigan. He also has an M-S in Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University.

In his “out-of-school” time, Wil is an avid outdoorsman, who loves to kayak, ski, fish and hunt.

The current Interim Superintendent-Principal, Judith Gallagher, is leaving the position on June 30th, to retire once again.


Friday – No School for the kids ISD Professional Dev day for teachers.

This weekend the Islanders girls and boys basketball teams head to their season topper at Hannahville Indian School for the Northern Lights Leauge 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? Check in with Kerry to see if there is space on the planes for you to tag along. This is your last chance to see this year’s seniors play as Islanders.

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.

This year’s ice was a bit slow in coming, but the PABI ‘Ice Classic’ buoy is in position and ready to signal the coming of spring to Beaver Island.
Special thanks to this year’s launch team of Mark Engelsman, Jim McDonough, Jim Wojan and Ron Wojan for helping to continue this PABI ‘rite of Spring’ tradition!
Check out the facts, consult the Farmers’ Almanac, your horoscope, and your psychic advisor, then enter to WIN BIG! The closest prediction wins half of the purse, with the other half going to support the Preservation Association of Beaver Island, including your Beaver Island Community Center and WVBI 100.1 FM.
Think Spring, have fun, and win money!
Enter TODAY–just stop at the Community Center, contact a PABI Board Member, or call 231-448-2022.
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

3p.m. Kubo and the Two Strings
PG | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior
Director: Travis Knight
Writers: Marc Haimes (screenplay), Chris Butler (screenplay)
Stars: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey

7p.m. The Girl on The Train
R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson’s life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down — Megan and Scott Hipwell. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing.
Director: Tate Taylor
Writers: Erin Cressida Wilson (screenplay), Paula Hawkins (novel)
Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson
Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and nudity

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

Weather – Sponsored by McDonough’s Market

22 and cloudy
Today – A few snow showers scattered about the area this morning, otherwise a good deal of clouds. High 23F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 30%.

Tonight – Cloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Low 17F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Greene’s Bay Beach – Boyle Family
Almost 24 degrees and clouds
Same forecast as in town.
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI

As of 8:29 AM Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 23.3 F
High Outside Temp: 28.8 F at 12:00 AM
Low Outside Temp: 23.3 F at 8:26 AM
Outside Humidity: 86%

Heat Index: 23.0 F
Wind Chill: 14.0 F
Dew Point: 20.0 F

Barometer: 29.805″ and Rising Slowly

Wind Speed: 8.0 Mph
Wind Direction: NNW
High Gust: 20.0 Mph at 1:56 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 9.0 Mph

Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.00″
Storm Rain: 0.00″
Month Rain: 0.14″
Year Rain: 19.14″

Phyllis Moore Weather
It’s 21° with a windchill of 8°, wind is at 15 mph from the NNW with gusts to 34 mph, humidity is at 83%, pressure is rising from 29.75 inches, and visibility is 9 miles. Today: Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. Areas of blowing snow. Highs in the lower 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Areas of blowing snow in the evening. Scattered snow showers in the evening then isolated snow showers after midnight. Lows around 12°. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
On this date of February 15, 1903 – Morris and Rose Michtom, Russian immigrants, introduced the first teddy bear in America. Read more at Phyllis’s FB post.
Did you know that the world’s first paved streets were laid in Rome in 170 B.C.?
Word of the day: sine die (SAHY-nee DAHY-ee, SIN-ey-DEE-ey) which means without fixing a day for future action or meeting. Sine die “without a day (set for resuming business)” is not a technical term in Roman law, political procedure, or religion; it is a Latin phrase used nearly exclusively in modern legislative and corporate procedure. The phrase entered English in the 17th century.

Ireland McDonough

… Still no delays to report.

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

To Lucas and all our listeners, pay attention to those you know that don’t smile much. Try to find out what may be bothering them and get them to talk to you.

On a lighter note, my friends and I laugh about how competitive we are, But, I laugh more.

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday February 15th 2017. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Have a great day, and thank you for listening!