News Update

Community Calendar for Friday, October 11th, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday, October 11th, 2019.
First some news…
Islanders were busy on the volley ball court and soccer field yesterday afternoon playing make up games against the Soaring Eagles from Hannahville. The eagles put up tough fights, but the islanders prevailed across the board. Soccer was 5 to 3 with 2 goals from each of Elisha Richards and Zander Drost and one from John Robert.
In Volleyball, the Islanders won three sets in a row to win the match.
The wins secured 2nd place in the league for both Soccer and Volleyball. They are headed to Northern Lights League Tournaments this Saturday for soccer and next Saturday for volleyball.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, Friday, Arthritis Foundation exercise program up in the Hangout here at the BIC Center. That’s at 10:30.
Saturday, movies here at the BIC Center in the McDonough’s Market Theater on the big screen with the big sound: Beetlejuice at 4 and Toy Story 4 at 7. Concession stand will be open for both shows with snacks or a meal. Trailers are on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the Christian Church. Times and details are on the calendar.
Next Monday, two Board meetings, both at 7 Monday evening. B-I-C-S Board holds their regular meeting at school and the Peaine Township Board meets in the township hall. Again, both meetings at 7. Next Tuesday, Pickleball from 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30 up in the Hangout. You’ll want to make note of this: There’s an immunization clinic at school from 11 to 2:30—a chance for you to get your immunizations up to date and your kids up to date. Think you are up to date? Have you had your flu shot for this year. Nope? Well, you can take care of that at the Immunization Clinic being run by the Health Department of Northwest Michigan at school. You can just drop in, but you’ll speed things up for everyone if you call them at 800-432-4121 to set up an appointment. Also next Tuesday, the Waste Management Committee has their regular monthly meeting at 1:00 p.m. at Peaine Township Hall. And, the Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee has their regular monthly meeting in the administrative conference room at B-I-C-S at 5. Also next Tuesday, Ladies Shuffle Board is starting up again at the Shamrock. That’s at 6 and will continue weekly through next April.
Next Wednesday, the Historical Society’s Picnic at the Point series continues. Noon out at Whiskey Point. Topic is economic history of the island. Wednesday evening, there’s a Conference on Faith going on here at the BIC Center. That’s at 6. It’s the first event in a 10 series. DISCOVER the JOY and Purpose in your story. ALL are WELCOME!!! That’s at 7. No Bingo next week. That’s because Bev’s quilting event is back through the weekend.
Next Thursday, Pickleball from 10 to noon outside on the municipal courts if the weather holds, otherwise inside at the County Building. Games Galore up in the hangout here at the BIC Center from one to four. And the Beaver Island Library Board meets at 7 in the evening at the library.
And here’s something you may want to put on your calendar for next Friday if you are a senior. The COAS is holding a Medicare Open Enrollment clinic from 9 to 4 at the County Building here on the island. It’s important to review your coverage every year and the COA will have experts on hand to help you do that. Again, next Friday 9 to 4 at the County Building over on Donegal Bay Road.
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 A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Patchy fog after 3pm. High near 66. Breezy, with a southeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Tonight Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4am, then a chance of showers. Patchy fog before 10pm. Low around 39. Breezy, with a southwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Saturday A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Saturday Night Showers, mainly after 8pm. Low around 38. Breezy, with a southwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Sunday Showers. High near 48. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Sunday Night Showers likely, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Columbus Day A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 51. Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Tuesday A chance of showers after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Tuesday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Wednesday A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Wednesday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Thursday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52.
Out on the Big Drink… Today SE wind 15 to 20 kt, with gusts as high as 30 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Waves 3 to 4 ft. SW wind 20 to 25 kt. A chance of showers, mainly after 5pm. Waves 2 ft building to 5 ft.
Water temps: No report from Little Traverse Bay. 60, up 3 degrees, at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull. And up 4 at White Shoal—now at 59. [So we are well back tyo the point where it is dangerous to be in the water without protective gear for more than a short period. So, if you are out paddling to enjoy the fall colors from off shore—remember to dress for the water—not the weather.] Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: No delays inbound or outbound to the airports. W-V-B-I quad copter reports the beltway is running smoothly with no bridge delays. But, today’s rain will make things slick, so let’s be careful out there—especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: I got a day ahead yesterday and missed Mike Himebauch and Dawn George—so sorry guys and happy belated birthday. MacKenzie Martin and Wil Cwikiel are celebrating today. Tomorrow is Chuck Pop and Sunday Joh Boucher. Happy birthday to each and every one of them. And, if you are missing from the list for today, happy birthday to you from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.
Now a look at Joe Moore’s posts for the day…
ON THIS DATE October 11, 2002, former President Jimmy Carter wins the Nobel Peace Prize “for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.”
Carter, a peanut farmer from Georgia, served one term as U.S. president between 1977 and 1981. One of his key achievements as president was mediating the peace talks between Israel and Egypt in 1978. The Nobel Committee had wanted to give Carter the prize that year for his efforts, along with Anwar Sadat and Menachim Begin, but was prevented from doing so by a technicality–he had not been nominated by the official deadline.
WORD OF THE DAY: idée fixe (noun) [ee-day-FEEKS] an idea that dominates one’s mind especially for a prolonged period; obsession
The term idée fixe is a 19th-century French coinage. French writer Honoré de Balzac used it in his 1830 novella Gobseck to describe an obsessive idea. By 1836, Balzac’s more generalized use of the term had carried over into English, where idée fixe was embraced as a clinical and literary term for a persistent preoccupation or delusional idea that dominates a person’s mind. Although it is still used in both psychology and music, nowadays idée fixe is also applied to milder and more pedestrian obsessions. (Merriam-Webster)
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Friday…
Here’s a thought for the day: “The first five days after the weekend are always the hardest.”
On a lighter note: Why are Ferris wheels are great at networking? They always circle back
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Friday, October 11th, 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.
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