News Update

Community Calendar for Friday, June 8, 2018

Today is Friday, June 8th, 2018. I’m Kevin Boyle, with today’s W-V-B-I Community Calendar.
Here’s what’s happening on your island:
Tomorrow is graduation day for Katie LaFreniere and Forrest Avery. Graduation is at 1 here at the BIC Center. Forest will make a valedictorian address. A reception will follow out at the Golf Course from 2 to 5. Katie is off to NCMC this fall to study nursing. Forrest is headed to U of M.
Here at the BIC Center today, Games Galore at 4.
This weekend, two movies here at the BIC Center. Early Man is at 3. Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home. Clay stop motion animation. Great film for the family as there are plenty of jokes only mom and dad will understand.
At 7, its’s a Wrinkle in Time—a great family movie about a girl searching for her scientist father across space and time.
Also Saturday, Lego League at the Library at 1.
Church on Sunday. Times are on the Calendar.
Next week, lots happening at the library on Monday. Storytime at 10:30. Then at 4, it’s a Libraries Rock Sock Hop Kick-off Party. Libraries Rock is a summer reading program for all kids, Pre-K through 12th grade, but all are invited to the party. Music, Games, Crafts, and Food. And if you haven’t signed up yet for the program—or signed your child up—you can do that to. That’s Monday from 4 to 6 at the Library.
Also on Monday. The B-I-C-S board holds its regular monthly meeting. Agenda and materials on the school website at beaver island dot K-12 dot M-I dot U-S.
Tuesday, the Computer Doc is back her at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Bring your computer, tablet and smartphone issues to him. He’ll do his best to help every Tuesday through the summer.
Also Tuesday, the Beaver Island Transportation Authority Board meets at the transport building across from the dock at noon. Charlevoix County Veteran Affairs director John Hess will be at the Health Center 11 to 2 to help vets with benefits issues. And the Amvets are holding an important meeting at 4 at Peaine Township Hall to discuss the future of the post.
Later in the week, two big events on Thursday. The CMU Biological Station will offer the public the chance to come along on two scientific cruises aboard the Chippewa. Two cruises: one at 1, the other at 3. Water samples will be collected and sensors deployed, so this isn’t just a scenic ride. Sign up at the Print Shop. All proceeds go to support the Historical Society.
Also on Thursday here at the BIC Center, it’s the first concert of the summer season. Kennedy’s Kitchen will be here. The show is at 8. The band does all things Irish, and does it well. Tickets are $25, $10 for students, and they are available at the BIC Center front desk.
And coming up in the weekend of the 16th, it’s the 3rd annual Spring Fishing Tournament down on Lake G brought to you by the Beaver Island Wildlife Club. Two categories again this year—kids 14 and under and everyone else.
Also on the 16th, there’s a benefit for Steve Connaghan at the Midaway.
And coming up on the 23rd is the Beaver Island Bike Festival. You can find the details on the fishing tournament. Steve’s benefit, and the Bike Festival on our online calendar at calendar dot W-V-B-I dot net.
And on our online calendar, 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<>. Get your event posted on-line and hear it here 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.
ON THE JOBS BOARD: St. James is looking to find a new township clerk. They are also looking for a new representative to the Airport Commission, which is a volunteer position. Details on the St. James township website at S-T James T-W-P dot org.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at Powers Hardware:
TODAY: Sunny, with a high near 69. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the morning.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
SATURDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. East wind around 10 mph.
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. East wind 10 to 15 mph.
MONDAY: Sunny, with a high near 72.
TODAY: NNE wind 5 to 10 kt becoming E in the morning. Sunny. Waves around 1 ft.
SATURDAY: E wind 5 to 10 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves around 1 ft.
SUNDAY: E wind 10 to 15 kt. Sunny. Waves around 1 ft.
Conditions at 7 this morning: 53 degrees at the BIC Center. Wind calm. Humidity 79% and the pressure was 29.68 and rising. Dew point 47. Around the island, temps all over the place it was 54 at Whiskey Point, no report at McCauley’s Point, 47 on Greene’s Bay, 53 down at Lake G and at the W-V-B-I transmitter site it was 45 and clear.
Water temps: 49 degrees at White Shoal and 39 at the mid-Lake buoy southwest of the island. So remember, if you are out on the water, you need to be dressed for the water, not the weather.
Looking out on Paradise Bay, the Hodgson Enterprises Webcam showed is smooth as glass. 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.
POLLEN REPORT: Today the pollen levels are at 6.6 while the top allergens are grasses and oak.
ON THIS DATE OF JUNE 8, 1874, Chief Cochise, one of the great leaders of the Apache Indians in their battles with the Anglo-Americans, dies on the Chiricahua reservation in southeastern Arizona.
Phyllis asks: DID YOU KNOW THAT the nation’s first regularly scheduled air passage service began operation between Grand Rapids and Detroit in 1926?
WORD OF THE DAY: bacciferous (bak-SIF-er-uhs) which means bearing or producing berries. The English adjective bacciferous “bearing berries” comes from Latin bacca (also bāca) “fruit of a shrub or tree, nut,” a word of unknown origin. Used in a sentence: Judy says that sometimes she thinks her husband’s cranium is bacciferous. Bacciferous entered English in the 17th century.
TRAFFIC: Everything is running smoothly out there this morning with no delays on any of the bridges. But, let’s be careful out there especially traveling up and down east and west side drives and double-especially in the school zone.
Now time for StoryCorps…
Kittie Weston-Knauer is the oldest female BMX bicycle racer in the United States…
She’s about to turn 70… and when she started competing in the late 1980s… she was often the only woman on the track.
It was her son, Max Knauer, a championship BMX rider himself, who introduced her to the sport when he was 10 years old.
Audio: 2018-06-07 KnauerBNCweb_broadcast.mp3 (2:17) Out cue: “As long as I can keep the two wheels on the ground, I’m good.”
[Let music establish then duck under…]
That’s Kittie Weston-Knauer and her son Max Knauer. Today, Max is retired from the sport of BMX … but Kittie is still going strong.
Their full 40 minute conversation will be archived — with the quarter million other interviews recorded through StoryCorps — at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Do you have a story to tell? If it’s about your connection to Beaver Island or how you are connected to the water, be sure to stop by the B-I-H-S Smithsonian WaterWays exhibit to tell your story there. No matter what your story, we’d like to hear it. Tell us about it at stories at W-V-B-I dot net.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Friday…
Here’s a thought for the day: Take time to play – it is the secret of perpetual youth. On a lighter note: What happened at the fruit race car race?
SFX: Motors revving
The orange just peeled out. The banana split. And the cherry just went to the pits.
SFX: (wah, wah, waaaaah)
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Friday, June 8th, 2018. I’m Kevin Boyle at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking you on behalf of Greg Doig to, why not, make it best day ever. And, thanks for listening.