News Update

Community Calendar for January 1, 2017

Today is Monday January 1st, 2018. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

New Years Day and most places are closed.

Pickleball BICC 9:30 a.m.
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program BICC 10 a.m.

Talking Threads Quilt Guild 9:30 a.m. Peaine Township Hall

Public Input Session for St. James Recreation Plan (with FREE lunch) Noon at BICS

St James Township has 2 board meetings
Public Works Committee at 5 p.m. Governmental Center
Regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Township Hall

Pickleball BICC 9:30 a.m.
Games Galore 1-4 p.m. BICC

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 10 a.m.


BIROBOT Team 6098 will kickoff the new FIRST season at BICS 10 a.m. 42 days to build a new robot.

Movies BICC

3 p.m. Frozen (2013)
PG | 1h 42min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. Trailer:

7 p.m. Battle of the Sexes
PG-13 | 2h 1min | Biography, Comedy, Drama The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough Trailer:

Free Will Donation Suggested $5
BICC and Shamrock Bar and Restaurant


Worship Services on Island
At our website, 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<>. And, we can make it easy for your events to show up in a nice calendar on your website, too, so you only have to post them once. Your website can show only your events or those plus other categories from the calendar that you choose.

Remember that the Pantry can always donations. For your convenience, there are collection baskets at the Beaver Island Christian Church, Beaver Island Community Center, Beaver Island Rural Health Center, Fresh Air, Holy Cross Church and Island Airways.
We can accept unopened, unexpired non-perishable food items. Cash donations are tax-deductible and are always appreciated as well. Checks can be made payable to the Beaver Island Christian Church, PO Box 21, Beaver Island, 49782. Please write Food Pantry on the memo line. Or you can use the Donation button at the bottom of the home page at, Joe Moore’s News on the Net.
The Food Pantry Committee
Judi Meister, Beth Croswhite, Mark LaFreniere, Deb Plastrik and Chris Heikka

Resale Store – Open on Thurs., Fri., and Sat. from noon until 4:00.

WVBI BICC – Sponsored by Powers Hardware
9 but feels like -7 degrees

Today – Few Snow Showers. High 14F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight – Mostly Cloudy. Low 12F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station
Same forecast as in town today
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI

As of 8:29 AM Monday, January 1, 2018

Forecast: Mostly Clear

Outside Temp: 12.1 F
High Outside Temp: 13.2 F at 4:17 AM
Low Outside Temp: 10.2 F at 12:05 AM
Outside Humidity: 86%

Heat Index: 12.0 F
Wind Chill: 2.0 F
Dew Point: 9.0 F

Barometer: 30.498″ and Rising Slowly

Wind Speed: 7.0 Mph
Wind Direction: NW
High Gust: 25.0 Mph at 3:43 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 8.0 Mph

Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.00″
Storm Rain: 0.00″
Month Rain: 0.00″
Year Rain: 15.23″

Phyllis Moore Forecast
Right now, at 5:30, I’m showing 10° with a wind chill of -15°, humidity is at 81%, pressure is steady at 30.40 inches, wind is from the WNW at 13 mph with gusts to 22 mph, and visibility is 4 miles.
TODAY: Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. Patchy blowing snow. Highs around 14°. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Lowest wind chill readings 12 below to 22 below zero in the morning.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers in the evening, then isolated snow showers after midnight. Lows around 10°. West winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph increasing to 35 mph after midnight.
ON THIS DATE of January 1, 1895 – In Battle Creek, MI, C.W. Post created his first usable batch of Monks Brew (later called Postum). It was a cereal-based substitute for caffeinated drinks.
DID YOU KNOW THAT Since the advent of the internet, the print phone book has largely become an artifact of a past age. At least one city has attempted to ban the phone book’s yellow pages on environmental grounds. But in February 1878, the phone book was cutting-edge technology.
WORD OF THE DAY: instauration (in-staw-REY-shuh n) which means 1) renewal; restoration; renovation; repair; 2) Obsolete. an act of instituting something; establishment.

Birthdays – Born Today
Bob Hudgins
Adam Wirth

Still no delays to report on Beaver Island.

Hey, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.

To Lucas, Sophia and all our listeners, new ideas stretch our minds and keep our thirst for learning alive.

On a lighter note, a friend of mine said that his resolution for the new year was to quit reading. I asked why, and he said that everything he read said, everything he drank or ate was bad for him.!!!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday January 1st, 2018.

I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Make today the best day ever, Happy New Year’s Day and thank you for listening!