News Update

Community Calendar for Friday, July 13th, 2018

Today is Friday, July 13th, 2018. That’s right. Friday the 13th. I’m Kevin Boyle, with today’s W-V-B-I Community Calendar.
First, in addition to Friday the 13th, it’s a RED Friday. Let’s remember all service members who are deployed.
Now, a look at news:
Frank Mays spoke last evening over at the Episcopal Mission. He’s the sole remaining survivor of the wreck of the Carl D. Bradley, which went down in a November gale in 1958 southwest or Beaver Island. Frank is a remarkable man. He was one of just two survivors from the Bradley, the wreck of which claimed 33 lives. Frank spoke about his experience. We’ll have more from him next week. [Image result for carl D. Bradley]
Meantime, here at the BIC Center, we held the 2018 Gala. Lots of items were auctioned off to help support the Community Center and W-V-B-I. There was a great meal from Eric Hodgson and his crew. And lots of great fun and conversation. Thanks to all who attended and to you for supporting the BIC Center and W-V-B-I.
Here’s what’s happening on your island :
Yoga classes continue here at the BIC Center today. It’s restorative basic Yoga at 9:30. Then games galore from 1 to 4 up in the Carol Creasser Hang Out.
And, it’s a rainy day-so we’ll have a movie this afternoon here at the BIC Center. Jumaji – the 2017 edition, at 3.
Looking ahead to the weekend, the Holy Cross Altar Society is holding a Bake Sale across from the Post Office from 10 to noon. Get their early to have the best choice. After you get some treats, head on down to the Whiskey Point Lighthouse where you can take a tour – climb to the top if you like-from 11 to 1. It’s a rare chance to do that.
Also Saturday, Lego Club at the Library at 1. And here’s another special opportunity: Scientific Cruises on the CMU Chippewa at 1 and 3. Scientific equipment will be deployed. Samples collected. Real science done. And you can go along to help. Call the Print Shop to sign up. Movies at the BIC Center on Saturday. The matinee is Early Man. Evening feature is The Leisure Seeker. Also Saturday evening, a Contra Dance at the Episcopal Mission. Gooder ‘n Grits from Grand Rapids will be there to supply the music. And on Sunday Museum Week events kick-off with a very special This Place Matters Picnic down at the Beaver Head Light on the south end.
Looking ahead to next week….it’s Museum Week so all sorts of events. Monday and Tuesday: History Fun day at Heritage Park from 1 to 4. Music on the Porch Monday at 7 pm. Tuesday, a Bishop Baraga talk and walk at Holy Cross. At 7 here at the BIC Center, a special tribute to Barry Pischner and the Beaver Island Balladeers. Wednesday, Picnic at the point starting at 11:30. There’ll be a Native American Water Ceremony and then a presentation of Coast Guard history with Frank Hatchett. Also Wednesday at the Greg Fellowship Center–the Historical Society Art Show and Sale gets underway from 1 to 4. Proceeds benefit the Historical Society. From 12 to 4 head out to Protar’s House for a living history tour. Wrap things up for your Wednesday with Historical Society version of the Antique Roadshow at the BIC Center from 7 to 9.
Other events early next week include a DNR meeting on Monday about inland trails on the island. Jennifer Kleitch from the Michigan D-N-R will be here. That’s at the Peaine Township hall from 10:30 to 2:30. Dorothy Gerber Summer School of music gets underway on Tuesday at B-I-C-S. Call the school to sign up. Open house Tuesday at the C-M-U Boathouse out on Whiskey Point. That’s from 10 to 3. And the Wildlife club meets Tuesday evening at the Peiane Township hall at 7. Then, for some music adter head over to the Beachcomber for a special PARC presents event: The Legal Immigrants will be playing there.
Beaver Island Music Festival starts up on Thursday. We’ll have interviews with some of the bands as they come and go. You can find the full schedule at b-i-m-f dot net.
More information on all of these events along with all events we know about on the island is on the w-v-b-I BIC Center community calendar at calendar dot w-v-b-I dot net. We try to get all events on the calendar, 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 calendar at w-v-b-I dot net. And here’s the great thing. If you post your event on our calendar, it shows up on all sorts of other websites automagically – News on the Net, the township websites, the BIBCO website, Real Estate One, Baroque on Beaver, the music festival and others. Plus folks get to hear about it on the air and see it on the digital signage network around town and across. That’s why we say … it’s one and done with the W-V-B-I Community calendar … the best way to get word out about your event on Beaver Island.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at Powers Hardware:
We finally got some more rain overnight. A tenth of an inch in town and a half inch to an inch and a half elsewhere on the island. We needed it. And were going to get some more today.
Here’s the forecast:
Today Scattered showers and thunderstorms with a chance for very high winds in the areas of the storms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Storm winds could hit 60. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tonight Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Low around 62.
Sunday Sunny, with a high near 80. South wind around 5 mph. Lows in the mid-60s.
Monday A chance of showers before 8am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 40%. OUT ON THE BIG DRINK:
Today SW wind 10 to 15 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Saturday Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.
Sunday Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.
Conditions at 8 this morning here at the Pest Free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of W-V-B-I: a 670 degrees with coming up from the south south west at 12 mph. Humidity at 90%. The pressure was 29-point-99 and variable. Dew point 66. Visibility 10 miles.
Around the island at 7: 69 at Whiskey Point, 69 McCaulley’s Point, 68 on Greene’s Bay, 69 down at Lake G and at the W-V-B-I transmitter site it was 68 under a cloudy sky.

Water temps: 65 degrees at White Shoal and 64 at the mid-Lake buoy southwest of the island.
Looking out on Paradise Bay at 6:30 this morning, the Hodgson Enterprises Webcam showed just a few ripples under gray skies-a few patches of blue. Beaver Islander at the dock. Dock wet. Emerald Isle across. Sailboat headed out. You can see what’s going on now by going to w-v-b-I dot net and scrolling down to see the webcam at the bottom.
TRAFFIC: Beltway running smoothly. Bridges clear. No delays inbound or outbound to either airport. But, let’s be careful out there especially downtown when the ferries arrive. Busy, busy, busy.

ON THIS DATE of July 13, 1985, at Wembley Stadium in London, Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially open Live Aid, a worldwide rock concert organized to raise money for the relief of famine-stricken Africans. Continued at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia and at other arenas around the world, the 16-hour “superconcert” was globally linked by satellite to more than a billion viewers in 110 nations. In a triumph of technology and good will, the event raised more than $125 million in famine relief for Africa.
Phyllis asks: DID YOU KNOW THAT According to Genesis 1:20-22, the chicken came before the egg? Genesis 1:20-22 New International Version (NIV) 20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.”
WORD OF THE DAY: vitiate (VISH-ee-eyt) which means 1) to impair or weaken the effectiveness of.2) to impair the quality of; make faulty; spoil.3) to debase; corrupt; pervert. Vitiate entered English in the 15th century.
BIRTHDAYS: None today, but tomorrow is Anderson Briseete’s and Sunday both Marie LaFreniere and John Van Dyke. Happy Birthday to all of them. If it’s your birthday and we missed you on our list, Happy Birthday to you, too.
It’s Friday, so time for Story Corps.
Today marks two years and a week since the death of Philando Castile, a black man who was misidentified as a robbery suspect… and then shot and killed by a police officer after being pulled over in Minnesota.
To most of the world, he was a name in a major news story…
But to over 400 kids at J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School, he was their “lunch man.”
They called him Mr. Phil…
And for black parents at the school — and across America — this was the start of an all too familiar conversation…
For some white parents, like Chad Eisen-Ramgren, it wasn’t so familiar…
He came to StoryCorps with his 10-year-old daughter, Leila, who had known Mr. Phil since kindergarten…
ACTUALITY: 2018-07-13 StoryCorps_Ramgren_broadcast.mp3 (2:37) CUE:
That’s Chad Eisen-Ramgren and his daughter, Leila Ramgren. Do you have a story to tell? Let us know about it with an email to
Now to wrap up for this Beaver Island Friday…
Here’s a thought for Friday the 13th: A positive attitude may not solve all of your problems, but it annoys enough people to make it worth it.
On a lighter note:
If you are an American when you go into the bathroom … and American when you come out. What are you when you’re in the bathroom?
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Thursday, July 12th, 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.