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Community Calendar for February 5, 2018

Today is Monday February 5th, 2018. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

BIDL Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Pickle Ball 0930 BICC
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 10:00 a.m.
The BICS Board Policy Committee is meeting. 3:30 p.m. BICS

There will be a Taco Benefit Dinnerfor Phyllis Moore at Stoney Acre this coming Tuesday, the 6th. The Dinner is being hosted by Eric and Dana Hodgson and the Staff from 5:00 p.m. til ??? This will be a free will donation. If you are unable to attend, you may send a check directly to Phyllis…
Phyllis Moore
P.O. Box 50
Beaver Island, MI 49782
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BICS 8:30 a.m. The BICS Board Finance Committee is meeting.
Talking Threads Quilt Guild 9:30 a.m. Peaine Township Hall
The BICS Board Facility Committee is holding its regular meeting. 3:30
The St. James Township Board public works committee at 5 and regular board meeting 7 p.m.

Pickle Ball 0930 BICC
Games Galore 1-4 p.m. BICC
BICS 3:30 p.m. The BICS Board Curriculum Committee is holding its regular meeting.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 10:00 a.m.
BICS This weekend the Islanders Girls and Boys basketball squads head to Kinross to take on the Maplewood Black Bears. The games start Friday evening at 5:00 and Saturday morning at 8:30.


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

Movies BICC
3 p.m. The Stray
PG | 1h 32min | Drama, Family A young father takes his nine year old son, the family dog, and two of his son’s friends backpacking in the mountains of Colorado only for all five of them to be struck by lightning. Trailer:

7 p.m. Loving Vincent
PG-13 | 1h 34min | Animation, Biography, Crime In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist’s final letter and ends up investigating his final days there. Trailer:–hn6Dyb9J4

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

Worship Services on Island
The Cut Finger Band will continue to practice on Sunday afternoons throughout the winter. Unless posted otherwise, practice/open jam and dancing will be 2pm at Whisky Point Brewing Company.

Canada’s Royal Botanical Gardens has a problem. Carp are trying to invade protected marshes, where they could destroy lots of plants. But scientists at the Ontario gardens are fighting back with an unusual weapon: Christmas trees. Great Lakes Today’s Angelica Morrison has more.


Great Lakes Today is a collaboration of W-B-F-O Buffalo, ideastream Cleveland, and W-X-X-I Rochester. For more stories, visit great lakes today DOT org or click on the podcasts menu at W-V-B-I dot net.

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-Sunday Noon – 4

Coming Up
The 3rd annual Lake G. ice fishing tournament is coming up just around the corner! February 17th and 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<>

WVBI BICC – Sponsored by Powers Hardware
8 and mostly cloudy windchill -6
Today – Mostly Cloudy. High near 15F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight – Clouds Early/Clearing Late. Low 6F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

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

As of 8:29 AM Monday, February 5, 2018

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 8.9 F
High Outside Temp: 11.5 F at 12:04 AM
Low Outside Temp: 8.1 F at 4:46 AM
Outside Humidity: 85%

Heat Index: 9.0 F
Wind Chill: -6.0 F
Dew Point: 5.0 F

Barometer: 30.120″ and Rising Slowly

Wind Speed: 12.0 Mph
Wind Direction: W
High Gust: 22.0 Mph at 1:15 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: 15.87″

Phyllis Moore Weather
I’m showing 9°, wind chill of -7°, humidity is at 79%, pressure is steady at 30.03 inches, wind is from the west at 12 mph, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers in the morning. Highs around 17°. West winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Lowest wind chill readings 10 below to 20 below zero in the morning.
TONIGHT: Snow showers likely. Total nighttime snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Lows around 4°. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph decreasing to 20 mph after midnight.
ON THIS DATE of February 5, 1928, Catholic priest and novelist Andrew Greeley is born in Oak Park, Illinois.
DID YOU KNOW THAT if you took all the blood vessels out of an average child and laid them out in one line, the line would stretch over 60,000 miles. An adult’s would be closer to 100,000 miles long. There are three kinds of blood vessels: arteries, veins, and capillaries.
WORD OF THE DAY: snollygoster (SNOL-ee gos-tuhr) which means a shrewd, unprincipled person.

Birthdays – Born Today
Thayer McDonough

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, faith is what keeps us looking up.
On a lighter note, doctor says to a man, did you come in today because of an eye problem. The man asks, how did you know doc. The doctor says, because you came through the window instead of the door!!!
EA – Why did the cookie go to see the doctor? Because it was feeling crummy!!!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday February 5th, 2018.
I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Make today the best day ever, and thank you for listening!