News Update

Community Calendar for Friday, June 21st, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for the Summer Solstice, June 21st, 2019.
First some news…
The historical Society wants you to know about their summer events. … Join them on Wednesdays and Saturdays through August 28th for these weekly events:
 Whiskey Point Lighthouse Tours from 11 to 1. 
Protar Home Tours from 1-3 PM. And, every Wednesday, there’ll be a Picnic at the Point at noon with a different speaker and topic every week.
Here at the BIC Center, Summer Auction items are fillin gup the lobby. You can bid on a huge variety of items—from a stay at deerwood to fishing trips to gorgeous original art…birding kits, firewood, home décor. Too much to go over on our broadcast, so you’ll have to come down to the BIC Center and see it. Or, if you aren’t on the island, you can see items on the BIC Center web site starting next week. All proceeds from the auction go to help support operation of the BIC Center and W-V-B-I.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
It’s opening weekend at Paradise Bay Coffee Shop. Stop on by to see where we conduct those highly scientific polls for the Top Ten + Five. And, great food, great coffee—and always a chance to chat with friends. It’s also opening weekend for Daddy Franks. You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream and now we can get it again at Daddy Franks. Plus all sorts of great snacks and eats
This evening, it’s the PABI Summer Solstice Dinner at the BIC Center starting at 5:30. That’s to thank folks who’ve donated or volunteered time at the BIC Center or here at W-V-B-I. If you’ve done either or both, you should have received an invitation. If yours is missing, call the BIC Center and let Nick know. He’ll get that fixed. And, if you haven’t donated yet, there’s still time—just a little. Drop by or give a call.
Lots on tap for the weekend. Folks will be arriving today for the Beaver Island Biking Festival, which runs through Sunday. Details are on the calendar. Also this weekend, Lego club is at the Library. That’s at 1 on Saturday. And we have movies here at the BIC Center. At 4, the show is Wonder Park. It’s the animated story of an amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl comes alive. It’s rate PG, so great for the entire family. At 7, the feature is US—the 2nd horror movie from award winning director Jordan Peele. A family’s serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them. It’s rated R and has plenty of scares. Concession stand will be open with Nathan’s hot dogs, popcorn, pretzels, sweets, soda and other drinks.
Also Saturday, Lighthouse Tours at Whiskey Point from 11 to 1 and Protar’s house will be open from 1 to 3.
Sunday, worship services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse Fellowship. Check the calendar for details.
Looking ahead to early next week…
Our summer exercise program gets started here at the BIC Center. There’ll be something every day but Sunday. Yoga on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuesdays, Tai Chi and Thursdays kick boxing moves for exercise right here at the BIC Center. And, Saturdays, Self Defense exercise classes. Everything starts the week of the 24th with all classes starting at 9:30 in the McDonough’s Market Theater. And, the Artrhritis Foundation Exercise Program is running this summer, too, but at a new time so you can do Yogaas well. The new times for the Arthritis program is 10:30 to 11:30—still Tuesdays and Fridays.
Also next week, Dr. Newcomb will be in at the Health Center on Monday from 9:30 to 12:30. 2275 is the number to set up an appointment.
Tuesday, the Trudy Works Memorial Golf Tournament is on. Tee times start at 9:30. You can still sign up. Check the calendar for details. Tuesday evening, our summer Tuesday movies continue here at the BIC Center with Winder Park showing again at 6:30. After this Tuesday, Tuesday evening movie times will be 5:30.
Here’s a something for you if you have some firewood to sell. St. James township is looking for a firewood vendor for the St. James campground for the season. Details are on the St. James Township website at S-T James T-W-P dot org and on the calendar. Applications are due on the 24th.
You can find more information on all of these events and everything else that’s happening on the island at calendar dot w-v-b-I dot net.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market: Today Sunny, with a high near 72. North wind around 5 mph. Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 47. West wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Night A 30 percent chance of showers after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. East wind around 5 mph. Sunday A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Sunday Night Showers likely before 8pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 8pm and 2am, then a chance of showers after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Monday A chance of showers before 8am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 5pm, then a chance of showers after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Monday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Out on the Big Drink… This Afternoon Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less. Saturday ENE wind 5 to 10 kt. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less. Sunday SE wind around 10 kt. A chance of showers after 8am. Waves 1 ft or less. Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: No, nadda…zip. But, there will b elots of bikers on the island this weekend—and downtown gets really busy with every ferry errival. So, let’s be careful out there.
Now a look at Phyllis’s Facebook post for today…
ON THIS DATE in 1885, the dismantled Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of America, arrives in New York Harbor after being shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in 350 individual pieces packed in more than 200 cases. The copper and iron statue was reassembled and dedicated the following year in a ceremony presided over by U.S. President Grover Cleveland.
Today, the Statue of Liberty is one of America’s most famous landmarks. Over the years, it has been the site of political rallies and protests (from suffragettes to anti-war activists), has been featured in numerous movies and countless photographs, and has received millions of visitors from around the globe.
DID YOU KNOW: the most popular instrument in North Korea is the accordion, so much so that all teachers used to be required to play to get their teaching certifications. Because the accordion is portable in a way that, say, a grand piano isn’t, it was thought of as the “people’s instrument” that could be taken outside and played for laborers in the fields.
WORD OF THE DAY: caterpillar (KAT-uh-pil-er). No, not the sense of an insect that crawls on the trees or a tractor—we’ll get to those. Today we’re talking about a less well known meaning: a person who preys on others; extortioner. Caterpillar has a complicated history. Late Middle English has catyrpel, catirpiller. These are probably alterations of catepelose, an Old North French variant of Old French chatepelose “hairy cat,” from chate “(female) cat,” from Late Latin cattus (masculine) and catta (feminine) “cat” and pelose, pelouse “hairy,” from Latin pilōsus. The Middle English spelling with -yr- is probably due to association with cater “tomcat” (as in caterwaul “to utter long, wailing cries”); the final -er is probably by association with piller “despoiler.” Caterpillar in its original sense “larva of a butterfly or moth” entered English in the 15th century; the sense “extortioner” arose in the late 15th century; the sense “a tractor with two endless steel bands for moving over rough terrain” is a trademark dating from the early years of the 20th century, just in time for World War I.
Birthdays: Joe Kilmartin and Karen Johnson. Happy birthday to Karen and Joe. And, happy birthday to you to if we missed you on our list—from all of us at W-V-B-I and Beaver Island Community Center.
A program note for you… this evening, be sure to tune in for our weekly Friday evening music shows: At 6, That Thing with Rich Appel takes you back to the top down style of Radio in the 1970s. The Titus Jennings Experience is on at 9 with nothing but Damn Fine Music. Then, at 11, Rich Warren is in with the Midnight Special. And tomorrow morning, get your Saturday going with an information download. Worldlink is on at 6 with a look at world news through the eyes of those living it. At 7, it’s Inside Europe and from 8 to 9 Radiolab from W-N-Y-C. Then, the Top ten plus five is on at 10.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Friday… Here’s a thought for this longest day of the year—the start of summer: A life without love is like a year without summer.
On a the lighter note … What does bread do for summer vacation? It loafs around.
SFX: Wah, wah wah….
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Friday, June 21st, 2019. I’m Kevin Boyle at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of 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.