News Update

Community Calendar for Friday, July 15th, 2022

From our Langford Family studios on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday, July 15th, 2022. 

First some news,


Health Center is reporting two new tests with one of them back positive. That brings the current active case count to 15. Nothing new from the state yesterday.


Bridge Michigan is reporting this morning that recreational and charter fishing groups want a voice in negotiations over Great Lakes fishing rights.  It’s a new sign of tension in negotiations between state regulators and tribes over waters that are dramatically changing. The group Coalition to Protect Michigan Resources expressed concern in a court filing that tribes and the state are moving toward an agreement that would harm their interests—all in secret negotiations over a consent decree between the tribes and the state. Dennis Eade, executive director of Michigan Steelhead and Salmon Fishermen’s Association, says the state and tribes are “ignoring the interests of recreational anglers,” and abandoning terms of a previous agreement “that have allowed tribal, commercial and recreational fishers to co-exist for decades.” There is more about the issues and positions of those involved in Bridge’s article that is linked in our script online:


A Kalamazoo Ulta Beauty store got hit by flash mob shoplifters not just once but twice yesterday. Crowds walked in with bags and cleaned the shelves of high-end products.  In all, 16-thousand dollars in goods were stolen. In Kalamazoo, on West Main.


State Park Rangers are asking visitors to stop stacking stones at Tahquamenon Falls up in the U-P. They say it harms insects, especially Dragon Flies, because people take the rocks out of the water where Dragonflies get their start. Stone stackers take note.


Finally in our news, a social program note: Next week is Museum Week and to keep you up to speed on what’s happening, we’ve invited B-I-H-S director Lori Taylor-Blitz to join us on Beaver Island Perspectives this afternoon and every afternoon next week to talk about what’s going on.  Listen for Beaver Island Perspectives after or Global and National news at 5:00 this evening and Monday through Friday next week to get a run down on Museum Week events.

Now, here’s a look at what’s happening on your island…


Here’s your meeting planner for next week: Waste Management Committee meets Tuesday at 1:30 at Peaine Township Hall. BIA Board meets Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 in the Hangout at the BIC Center. St. James Public Works Committee meets Wednesday at 11 at their Township Hall.  Amik Circle Society holds their annual meeting at noon at Wednesday at the Mound as part of Museum Week. The public is invited. Thursday, the Joint Telecommunications Committee meets at 4:30 at the BIC Center. Library Board meets at 5:00 at the library.  And that’s it for the week. Meeting details are in the calendar entry online.


On the fun front today, Friday, kicks off with KLT’s Omelet in the Morning show live from the Harbor Bodega with coverage of the Music Festival. Summer Yoga is taking a day off, but tennis is on from 10 to noon on the municipal courts. The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is on up in the Hangout at 10:30. Festival performers Good Morning Bedlam will be our guests at noon here on WVBI. Lynn and the Moonshine runners will be at the Print Shop Museum at 1:00 and the festival stage comes alive for the evening with The Bootstrap Boys at 5:00. And, the Elks have their July Burger Night planned for Friday evening.  Drive through only at the Gregg Fellowship Center from 5 to 6:30. Fresh grilled burgers with your choice of toppings and chips are $8. Sides of coleslaw and potato salad available for $1 each.  All net proceeds go to Elks projects for the community.


Saturday, Pickleball is on 10 to noon. Dave Boutette and Kristi Davis will wake up Festival goers on the stage at 9:30.  Then, Gretchen Dolphin has Yoga on the public beach at 11. Christopher WINK Winklleman is playing at Dalwhinnies for lunch and Hannah Harris and John Warslter will be with us here on WVBI starting at 1:00. Festival stage comes alive at 4:00 with Lynn and the Moonshine runners. Lineup for the evening includes the Ragbirds and the Accidentals. Meantime, in town Saturday evening, Dave Bennett and his quartet are back at the BIC Center. Jazz and Honky tonk, blues , country and pop—he covers all the bases with an energetic shows that has always been a hit on the island.  No doubt there’ll be some tunes from his latest album along with some favorites. Tickets are available at tickets dot bic center dot org.


Sunday there are services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church, the Episcopal Mission and the Lighthouse fellowship.  Times and more details are in the calendar. The downtown farmer’s market is on from 11 to 3.  Museum Week activities get underway Sunday afternoon at 1:00 down at the Beaver Head light at the south end with a Community Picnic.  Lunch will be served at 2:00.  All are welcome. And Sunday evening. Music Festival events wrap up with Dave Boutette and Kristi Davis playing at the Circle M Sunday at 8 and Soul Patch will at the Shamrock at 9.


And, a final calendar note…tickets for the BIC Center W-V-B-I Secret Garden Summer Gala or on sale. You can get them at the BIC Center front Desk or online at tickets dot BIC Center dot org. This year’s event will be in Gene Masta’s beautiful gardens surrounding the old Lifesaving station that once stood at Whiskey Point…and that is now his summer home. Strolling dinner, music, libations, raffles and both silent and live auctions will add to the fun of mingling with your island friends in the Secret Garden.


Monday, Summer Yoga is on at the BIC Center morning at 9:30 in the Theater while there is Senior Chair Yoga up in the Hangout. Also Monday, Tennis is on over on the municipal courts from 10 to noon. Att noon, it’s the next Marine Museum Monday with a presentation at, you guessed it, the Marine Museum.  Bring your lunch along if you like. Monday evening there’s a meet the author book signing at the library at 7:00 with Lori Taylor and over at the Print Shop, Museum week kicks off with Music on the Porch.


Tuesday, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise program is on at 9:30 in the Hangout. Pickleball is on at 10:00 over on the Municipal Tennis Courts. Tuesday evening at 8, meet up next to Marina South for Protopia’s Tuesday evening Bike Boodle. Bring your own bike and light.


Wednesday, Chair Yoga is on at the BIC Center starting with stretch at 9:30 and full at 10:00. Meantime, Summer Yoga is on in the Theater from 9:30 to 10:30. Tennis is on from 10 to noon on the municipal courts. At noon, head over to the Print Shop Museum for a Picnic on the Patio presentation. Bring along a lunch if you like. Wednesday evening its BINGO time over at Gregg Fellowship Center. Doors open at 6:15 for fellowship. Games start at 7:00.


Thursday, the farmers market is on out at Paradise Bay coffee shop with the start time moved up to 8:30. Senior Tai Chi is on at the BIC Center in the Hangout at 9:30. Pickleball is 10 to noon on the municipal courts. Thursday evening it’s Open Mic on the Porch at the Harbour Bodega. Signup at 6:30. Performances start at 7:00.


Looking for summer activities for the kids? There’s a summer reading program at the Library with a variety of events on tap.  Check in with the library for details.

BIRTHDAYS:  Marie LaFreniere is celebrating today. Tomorrow, Tyler Belfy, Debbie Robert, Roger Lear, Angie Wojan, and Sabrina Kenwabikise blow out candles. And Sunday it is Garrett Cole’s turn. Happy Birthday to Sabrina, Angie, Debbie, Marie, Garrett, Roger and Tyler and, if we missed you on our list, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.

TRAFFIC:  No delays inbound or outbound to the airports, but there are delays in town when the ferry comes in—and more traffic than normal on west side drive with the music festival spinning up and folks heading back and forth that way. So, let’s be careful out there.

ON THIS DAY in 1799 The key to unlocking ancient hieroglyphs is found in Egypt. A large slab inscribed with three different languages, including hieroglyphics and Ancient Greek, is discovered by a soldier in Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign. Once part of a monument from 196 BCE, the Rosetta Stone will be the modern world’s key to deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.


(adjective or adverb) [uh-KIM-boh] which, means “having the hand on the hip and the elbow turned outward.” It is also used in the broader sense of “set in a bent position.” It’s akimbo nowadays, but in Middle English, the adverbial phrase “in kenebowe” was used for the bent, hand-on-hip arm (or later, for any bent position). Originally, the term was fairly neutral, but now saying that a person is standing with “arms akimbo” implies a posture that communicates defiance, confidence, aggressiveness, or arrogance.

Now, to wrap up for this for Beaver Island Friday

Here’s a thought for the day: “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”


On a lighter note: What kind of dog likes to code?  A cor-geek. 

That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Beaver Island Friday, July 15th, 2022. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from W-V-B-I’s Langford Family Studios wishing you a great day—and asking you: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever?  And, thanks for listening. 



Cloudy, then becoming mostly sunny during the afternoon, with a high near 78. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.


Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northeast wind around 5 mph.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 63.


Sunny, with a high near 83.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.


A chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.


A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.


Sunny, with a high near 81.

Out on the Big Drink:


Variable winds 5 kt or less. Partly sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.


Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.


NNE wind 5 to 10 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.


SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.


SW wind around 10 kt. A chance of showers. Waves around 1 ft.

Fire Danger Level: Low

Water Temps: 60 at White Shoal, 65 at the straits and 64 at Sleeping Bear. 64 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull Island.