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Community Calendar for Friday, September 10th, 2021


From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday, September 10th, 2021. 

First some news…


Health Center is reporting another three COVID-19 tests run.  Two of those are back as negative. One is pending.  No new positive tests since those back at the beginning of August.  Meantime, an outbreak of cases up in Hannahville has scuttle the volleyball and soccer games for this weekend.  The Soaring Eagles were expecting to travel to the island today, but the games will have to be rescheduled for a later date.


Down in Benzie County, the School Board there has decided to reverse course and adopt a mask mandate for their schools.  They had initially voted to defy the health department, but apparently decided that an expensive fight over the issue didn’t make sense.


And, some sad news from G-L-E this morning.  One of their line-men has died on the job while working near Baldwin yesterday. Jesse Ricord was 38 and the father of six. The cause of his death is unknown and under investigation. G-L-E President Rick Scott said that Ricord was highly respected and would be greatly missed.


The townships conducted hearings yesterday on planned no wake zones for Font lake, with Peaine also covering Fox Lake.  We’ll have an update on that on Monday along with a report on the COVID-19 data that are due out from the state late this afternoon.

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


Here’s your meeting planner for next week: PSJA Board meets on Monday at 5:30 at the Peaine Township Hall. Transportation Authority meets Tuesday at their HQ at noon. Peaine Township Planning Commission meets Tuesday evening at 5:30 at the township hall.  St. James Public Works meets Wednesday at 11 at the Governmental Center.  On Thursday the Library Board meets at 9 at the library and the Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee meets at 4:30 at the BIC Center.  Saturday, the PSJA holds its annual meeting at 9:30 at the Peaine Township Hall. Details for all of the meetings are in the calendar entries online.


Friday, the  Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is at 10:30 up in the Deerwood Hangout at the BIC Center.


Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, B-I-C-S soccer and volleyball teams have games.  They face Hannahville at home.


Saturday afternoon there are movies at the BIC Center.  4:00 show is Joey & Ella—great movie for the kids—it’s a Kangaroo Tale.  And the Saturday night show is Pig staring Nicholas Cage.  It’s all about a man and his truiffle hunting pig.  Great reviews.  Rated R. Showtime is 7.


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. And, the Downtown Farmer’s Market is on starting at 11.  Look for them at the corner on Kings Highway up the street from Daddy Franks.


Monday, there’s Yoga at the BIC Center at 9:30. Also, after their meeting, the Port Saint James Association board is hosting a P-S-J-A Get (Back) Together at the Donegal Bay Pavillion for association members.  The board will be there to answer questions—plus there will be light refreshments and some lemonade to enjoy as you watch the sun slip into the lake over Donegal Bay. Also Monday evening, don’t forget the Port Saint James Property Association is holding a board meeting at Peaine Township hall.  Members are invited to attend.


Next Tuesday, Pickleball is on from 10 to noon on the municipal tennis courts. There’s also the Arthritis Foundation exercise program at the BIC Center at 10:30 up in the Deerwood Lodge hangout. At 11, the C-O-A has a session on Medicare 101 planned.  That’ll be here at the BIC Center along with another session at 1:00 on Medicaid-D dash S-N-P.


Wednesday, Nothing But Needles starts up again at the Peaine Township hall for the fall season at 9. Join other islanders (and visitors) who enjoy sewing, quilting, needle point, knitting and othe crafts for a time of fellowship, fun and crafting help Wednesday mornings during the off season. Bring yourself, supplies and a smile for several hours of crafting fun.  Again that’s at the Peaine Township Hall at 9.  Wednesday afternoon, the B-I-C-S soccer team heads over to the Concord Academy in Boyne for a game.  That’s at 3.


Thursday, Pickleball is on 10 to noon at the municipal tennis courts.  Games Galore is on from 1 to 4 at the BIC Center.

BIRTHDAYS:  Dawn Johnson, Steve Drost and Larry Pease Sr. are celebrating today. Tomorrow, Judi Meister and Dustin Crandall celebrate. And Sunday is the day for Saygan Crosswhite, William Lemmink, Colleen Hoeksema and Sue Solle. Happy Birthday to Dawn, Judi, Colleen, Sue, Steve, Larry, Dustin, Saygan and Billy, and if we missed you on the list, Happy Birthday to you, too, you from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.

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

Fire Danger Level:  Low. 

ON THIS DAY in 1509 a massive earthquake hits Constantinople. The North Anatolian Fault releases 7.2 magnitudes of energy under the Sea of Marmara close to the seat of the Ottoman Empire in what will one day be Turkey. The quake will earn its epithet, ‘The Lesser Judgment Day,’ with its immediate destructiveness and 45 days of seemingly endless aftershocks.  ( Tomorrow is the twentieth  anniversary of the 9-11 attack on the United States. 2,977 lives were lost on that day.  Never forget.

WORD OF THE DAY: fulminate (verb) [FULL-muh-nayt], which means: to send forth harsh criticisms or insults. Lightning strikes more than once in the history of fulminate. That word comes from the Latin fulminare, meaning “to strike,” a verb usually used to refer to lightning strikes—it is struck from fulmen, Latin for “lightning.” When fulminate was taken up by English speakers in the 15th century, it lost much of its ancestral thunder and was used largely as a technical term for the issuing of formal denunciations by ecclesiastical authorities. In time, its original lightning spark returned, describing intense strikes of a tirade. (Merriam-Webster)

Now, to wrap up for this for Beaver Island Friday…

Here’s a thought for the day from Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl, who dies on September 11, 2001: “If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.”

That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Beaver Island Friday, September 10th, 2021. 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. 


Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of Hogarth’s Pest Control:


A slight chance of showers between 8am and 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.


A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. West wind around 5 mph becoming north in the evening.


Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Light north wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

Monday Night

A chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.


Showers likely, mainly between 8am and 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 54.


Sunny, with a high near 76.

Out on the Big Drink:


S wind 5 to 10 kt becoming WSW in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers before 9am. Waves 1 ft or less.


SW wind 15 to 20 kt, with gusts as high as 30 kt. A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm. Waves 4 to 5 ft.


NNE wind 5 to 10 kt becoming NNW in the afternoon. A chance of showers after 1pm. Waves 1 ft or less.


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




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