News Update

Community Calendar for Friday, September 23rd, 2022

Our calendar is abbreviated on this first official day of Fall as I’m across for some meetings in the U-P.  The full report will return on Monday.

Here’s a look at what’s happening on your island…


Your meeting planner for next week has just one meeting on tap: Emergency Services Authority meets on Thursday at 2:00.  That’s it for the week. Meeting details and locations are in the calendar entries online.


On the fun front today, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program starts up in the Hangout at 10:30…it’s new for fall time…and runs until 11:30.


Saturday, the Trails Association has a work day planned for the new Middle Perron Trail. Meet at 9:00 at the intersection of Camp 3 and Greenes Lake Trails. Pickleball is on at Peaine Township Park from 10 to noon. Story Hour is on at the library at 10:00. C-M-U Biological Station has its annual Community Appreciation dinner set for the evening.  Things get underway at 6:00.  There’ll be appetizers and drinks, and then dinner.  Come out mingle with your fellow islanders, celebrate C-M-U’s work this year and enjoy the last whiffs of summer on Big Sand Bay.  


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. Downtown Farmer’s Market is on from 11 to 3 behind Daddy Franks on King’s Highway. 


Looking ahead, on September 30th and October 1st, get set for the return of Beaver Tales to the BIC Center stage and, the weekend after that, movies roar back into the BIC Center Theater with a Double Gun showing of both Top Gun movies on October 8th…the original at 4:30 and Maverick at 7:00.


Monday, Senior Chair Yoga is back after a hiatus.  It starts at 9:30 in the Hangout at the BIC Center. Tennis is on over at the municipal courts from 10 to noon.


Tuesday, The Arthritis Foundation Exercise program is on at 10:30 in the Hangout. Pickleball is on at 10:00 over on the new Peaine Township Park courts.


Wednesday, Senior Chair Yoga at the BIC Center at 9:30. No Bingo this week, but it will return next week at the Gregg Fellowship Center and then again two weeks later in a last hurrah for the season.


Thursday, Pickleball is from 10 to noon on the Peaine Township Park court.  At 1:00 at the library there’s Story Hour. Also, at 1:00, Games Galore in the Hangout at the BIC Center until 4:00. And Thursday evening there is Euchre on tap at the Whiskey Point Brewery. Cards hit the table at 7:00.


BIRTHDAYS:  Abigail Hart, John McCafferty and B- I- robot team member Demetrios Richards celebrate today. Tomorrow It’s Michelle LaFreniere, Mary Cook and Brody Johnson. Sunday it’s Andrew Grogan, Rob Bellingar-Coffel, William Nix and Janet Burton.  Happy Birthday to Janet, Mary, Michell, Abigail, William, Rob, Brody, Demetrios and John, and if we missed you on that list, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.

TRAFFIC:  None, nada, zip. But, let’s be careful out there—especially around the school.

ON THIS DAY in 1986, actually on the day before today, in a decisive victory for the makers of a computer’s insides, a federal judge ruled that code used to run computers and other electronic devices could be copyrighted like printed material.

MERRIAM-WEBSTER WORD OF THE DAY: Our word of the day is exponent (noun) [ik-SPOH-nun] which refers to “someone who supports a particular cause or belief” as well as “someone who is known for a particular method or style.” You probably won’t be surprised to learn that exponent and proponent have a lot in common. While the two share visual similarities and closely related definitions, they also have a common ancestor: the Latin ponere, meaning “to put.” Exponent comes from exponere, meaning “to explain, expound, or set forth,” while proponent comes from proponere, meaning “to expose to view, bring to one’s attention, propose.” Today, proponent usually refers to someone who argues in favor of something. Exponent can also refer to someone who is an advocate, but it tends to refer especially to someone who stands out as a shining representative of something. In addition, it has kept its earlier meaning of “one who expounds,” as well as its mathematical symbol meaning.

Now, to wrap up for this for Beaver Island Friday

Here’s a thought for the day from Alan Turing, who is credited with the invention of the general purpose, stored program computer—and, as a result, shaving two years or so off the duration of  World War Two: “We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.”


On a lighter note: Why does the pasta app keep crashing?  It’s built with spaghetti code.

That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Beaver Island Friday, September 23rd, 2022. 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. 



Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. South wind around 5 mph.


Showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 66. South wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 51. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


Showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.


Showers likely, mainly after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Breezy.

Monday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45.


A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 61.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.

Out on the Big Drink:


NNW wind around 20 kt, with gusts as high as 30 kt. A chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. A slight chance of waterspouts. Waves 4 to 5 ft.


NE wind 5 to 10 kt becoming WSW in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.


S wind 10 to 15 kt. Showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Waves 1 to 2 ft.


NW wind 10 to 15 kt. Showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Waves 1 to 2 ft.


NNW wind 15 to 20 kt. Showers likely. Waves around 3 ft.

Fire Danger Level: High

Water Temps: 68 in Little Traverse Bay, no report at White Shoal and 67 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull Island.