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Community Calendar for Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Today is Friday, August 3rd, 2018. I’m Kevin Boyle, with today’s W-V-B-I Community Calendar.
It’s Friday, so let’s take a moment to remember everyone deployed-those who will be spending another weekend away from their family. Pray that they stay safe and come home safe.
Now, some news…
The St. James Township Board met for their regular monthly meeting Wednesday evening. Among other things, the board approved a plan for reviewing the possible acquisition of the Beaver Island Marina through a donation from the Woolham foundation. You can review that plan on the township website at S-T James T-W-P dot org. The board also looked at organizational documents for a committee to be formed with Peaine Township to look at improving broadband service on the island.
As baroque week comes to a close, the artists are practicing for the grand finale concerts. We’ve happened across some rehearsals. Some brass:
ACTUALITY: Brass Practice.mp3
And the festival orchestra with Kevin Cole…
ACTUALITY: Raphsody in Blue Practice.mp3
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
It’s Friday, so basic Yoga here at the BIC Center at 9:30. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program also here at 10. Art in the harbor at their new location out in front of the BIC Center from 10 to 2. Baroque on Beaver Kids Play for Kids concert at the school at 2. We caught up with camp director David Reimer to find out a little bit about that concert.
ACTUALITY: Reimer 2018-08-02 2.mp3
The music continues with Baroque on Fire this evening with Baroque on Fire at the school at 7:30. The full festival orchestra will be plain gin the gym. Now, you might not think the acoustics would be very good for that, but not so. Here’s festival music director Robert Nordling.
ACTUALITY: Nordling 2018-08-03 Accoustics of Gym.mp3
So, the sound environment will be great, but what’s Baroque on Fire all about?
ACTUALITY: Nordling 2018-08-03 Discussion of Baroque on Fire .mp3
And, on Saturday, Baroque on Beaver 2018 wraps up with Baroque in Blue.
ACTUALITY: Nordling 2018-08-03 Baroque in Blue .mp3
Also on Saturday, a couple of movies here at the BIC Center. DC Lego Aquaman at 3. Great fun for the kids, and parents, too. And, at 7, Lean on Pete at 7. It’s an award winning film for teens and up. Again, both of those are Saturday here at the BIC Center.
Saturday is the last day for the great Water|Ways exhibits over at Whiskey Point. Check them out in the Township hall and don’t miss C-M-U’s exhibits next door in their boathouse. They close at 3. Also, the Whiskey Point Lighthouse will be open from 11 to 1. Not sure, but that may be the last time for this summer.
You can find more information on all of these events and everything else we know about that’s happening on the island at calendar dot w-v-b-I dot net. 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. Post it there. Hear it here. See it on the digital signage around town and across-and on other Beaver Island websites. It’s one and done with the W-V-B-I – BIC Center Community Calendar.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at Powers Hardware:
Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 58. South wind around 5 mph. Great weekend coming up. Sunny. Highs in the low 80s. Lows mid-60s. Maybe some showers Saturday evening and gusty winds up to 25 mph on Sunday. OUT ON THE BIG DRINK: Today NNE wind 5 to 10 kt becoming NW in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Waves around 1 ft. Nice weekend coming up on the lake, too. Waves a foot or less Saturday, 2 to 3 on Sunday. Winds south to 10 kts on Saturday, SSW to 15 kts Sunday. At 8 this morning at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of W-V-B-I it was a pleasant 61. Winds out of the ENE at 5. Humidity down to 78%. Dew point 54. Pressure 29 point 5-2 and rising. Around the island at 8, it was 61 out at Whiskey Point, 59 at McCauley’s Point, 60 on Greene’s Bay, 62 on Lake G and at the W-V-B-I transmitter site just south of the stone house on King’s Highway, it was 60 under cloudy skies. Looking out on Paradise Bay at 8 from the Hodgson Enterprises W-V-B-I BIC Center webcam-just a few ripple out there under a cloudy sky. Dock nice and dry.
TRAFFIC: None. But it gets busy downtown when the ferries come in. And, lots of folks strolling about for concerts and at the beach. So let’s be careful down there and take it easy running up and down East and West Side Drives.
ON THIS DATE of August 3, 1958, the U.S. nuclear submarine Nautilus accomplishes the first undersea voyage to the geographic North Pole. The world’s first nuclear submarine, the Nautilus dived at Point Barrow, Alaska, and traveled nearly 1,000 miles under the Arctic ice cap to reach the top of the world. It then steamed on to Iceland, pioneering a new and shorter route from the Pacific to the Atlantic and Europe.
After a career spanning 25 years and almost 500,000 miles steamed, the Nautilus was decommissioned on March 3, 1980. It’s now on display at the Submarine Force Museum in Groton, Connecticut. You can read more about the Nautilus and Admiral Hyman Rickover, the admiral who oversaw her construction in Phyllis’s Facebook post for today.
Phyllis asks: DID YOU KNOW THAT It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona? WORD OF THE DAY: arctophile (AHRK-tuh-fahyl) which means a person who is very fond of and is usually a collector of teddy bears. Arctophile means just “bear loving, bear lover,” but in modern English specifically a lover of teddy bears, not grizzlies. The suffix -phile “lover of, enthusiast for” is completely naturalized in English, as in cinephile, audiophile. The element arcto- is complicated in its development, but it includes the Celtic artos, which becomes art in Middle Irish, and arth in Welsh, which means “bear man”. Arctophile entered English in the 20th century.
Birthdays: Dave Schwartzfisher today. Happy birthday to Dave. And if its your birthday and we missed you on our list, happy birthday to you as well.
Normally, we take time for StoryCorps on Fridays, but we have so much going on there just isn’t time today. We’ll catch up next week.
So, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Baroque on Beaver week Friday…
Here’s a thought for day from George Gershwin: “Life is a lot like jazz… it’s best when you improvise.”
On a lighter note:
Why couldn’t the string quartet find their composer?
He was Haydn.
SFX: (wah, wah, waaaaah)
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Friday, August 3rd, 2018.
I’m Kevin Boyle at W-V-B-I’ the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking you: why not make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.