News Update

Community Calendar for Friday May 19, 2023

First Some News

From a Coast Guard News release from May 17th:

A 639-foot lake freighter, the Mark W. Barker,

ran aground due to an electronics malfunction in the Detroit River but was successfully refloated with commercial towing assistance. There were no immediate threats to persons or the environment during the incident, and the ship remained stable,

with no pollution discharge or hull damage reported.

The Coast Guard worked closely with the vessel owner, port partners, and the Canadian Coast Guard to develop and execute the refloat plan. Coast Guard Investigators will assess damages and ensure repairs are completed before the vessel resumes its voyage.


State Representative Ken Borton has re-introduced House Bill 4593, which would allow residents in Michigan to engage in recreational wildlife and bird feeding at their homes. The plan protects residents who want to enjoy nature without fear of retaliation from the government. Wildlife and bird feeding would be allowed under three conditions: to view animals recreationally, to prevent them from starvation, and to be within 300 feet of a residence. The plan had previously been proposed in 2021 as HB 4088 and had bipartisan support before being vetoed by the governor. Borton urges his colleagues and the governor to prioritize the wants and needs of Michiganders and wildlife over bureaucratic ploys.


Here’s a look at your meeting planner for next week.

Army Recruiter Stephan Cavanaugh 11:00am – 12:00 pm Beaver Island Community School

37895 Kings Highway, Beaver Island, MI, 49782, USA


The Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee has plans for a Community Broadband meeting on May 23rd. The meeting will provide information on the upcoming BEAD grant process that will distribute one point two billion in federal dollars across the state to improve broadband. According to N-T-I-A spokesman Ben Fineman, there is almost sure to be enough money in the plan to bring Fiber to the Home to the island—assuming there is community interest in that and an application for the funds. The meeting will also collect information about community interest in improved broadband, views on the best way to proceed, and concerns about implementing a program. It is set for 5:30 on Tuesday the 23rdin the theater at the BIC Center.


Now, Here’s what’s happening on your island.


Note: Fire Danger Level is Very high right now


Household Hazardous Waste Disposal  Friday and Saturday at Transfer Station 0800-1700

Call 448-2228 with Questions. Latex Paint is $1 a can


Coffee and Donuts For seniors at the BICC was canceled for Friday May 19th



10:00 am Pickleball

Pickleball Courts Peaine Twp Park


10:30 a.m. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program



4:00 pm Pizza Night Dalwhinnie’s until 7 p.m.


7:00pm BICS 4th-5th-6th Grade Play –

‘Holiday Celebrities: Criminal Justice’

What if the holiday celebrities that we all know and

love lived among us? Would they still be welcomed

with open arms or would their actions be

considered criminal? Admission $7

Dark Sky Event New Moon



1:00pm Lego Club Beaver Island District Library


4:00pm Disney’s Pinocchio

PG | 1h 45min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A puppet is brought to life by a fairy,

who assigns him to lead a virtuous life in order

to become a real boy.

Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Tom Hanks;

Benjamin Evan Ainsworth

Freewill donation suggested |

Please support movies at the BIC Center

with a donation |

Concession stand open for snacks, a meal or both



4:00pm Taco Night Dalwhinnie’s until 7 p.m.


7:00pm Moving On
R | 1h 25min | Comedy

At a mutual friend’s funeral, two estranged friends

face the ghosts of their past.



9:00am Sunday Brunch

 Shamrock Bar & Restaurant

join us for brunch on Saturdays and Sunday


10:00am Beaver Island Christian Church Worship


12:15pm Sunday Mass at Holy Cross Church


BIRTHDAYS:  Cindy Cushman, Lori Glynn, Madeline McGee. On Saturday: Derrick Burris, Cathy Graham, Bob Tidmore, and if we missed you on the list, Happy Birthday to you too from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.

TRAFFIC:  None. But, let’s be careful out there.

ON THIS DAY  US Congress passes the Private Mailing Card Act, allowing private publishers and printers to produce postcards, which had to be labeled “Private Mailing Cards” until 1901, known as “souvenir cards”

Word of the Day gnomon An object such as a pillar or a rod that is used to tell time by the shadow it casts when the sun shines on it, especially the pointer on a sundial.


Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Friday…

Here’s a thought for the day “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” – Zig Ziglar

This quote by motivational speaker Zig Ziglar sums up the incredible power of positive thinking. When we approach challenges and opportunities with a positive attitude, we’re more likely to succeed than if we focus on the negative. Positive thinking can improve our performance, boost our mood, and help us achieve our goals.



On a lighter note, Why did the skeleton go to work on Friday?

He had no body to tell him not to.



That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Beaver Island Friday, May 19th, 2023. I’m Greg Doig 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. 


Next Week

Monday 11:00am Stephan Cavannaugh- Army Recruiter

Stephan Cavannaugh- Army Recruiter

Mon May 22 @ 11:00am

 Beaver Island Community School

12:00pm Bodega Special: Sliders


5:00pm All You Can Eat Pizza & Salad



9:00am Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program


9:00am Talking Threads


10:00am Pickleball Outdoors


12:00pm Bodega Special: Taco Tuesday


5:30 p.m. Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee has plans for a Community Broadband meeting at BICC


6:00pm Let’s Get Quizzical! – Trivia Night



12:00pm Bodega Special: Coney & Fries

Bodega Special: Coney & Fries

Wed May 24 @ 12:00 pm

Today’s special at the Bodega is a Coney Dog with Fries. Favorites and new takes every week. Come on in for some dawgone good tasty eats.


5:00 pm Time for Art



Today Showers, mainly before 9am. High near 49. West wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.


A 30 percent chance of showers before 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 43. West wind around 10 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 60.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 42.


Sunny, with a high near 60.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.


Sunny, with a high near 62.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.