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Community Calendar for January 17, 2018

Today is Wednesday January 17th, 2018. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

Air pollution contributes to high asthma rates in many U.S. cities. And that’s a big problem for blacks and Latinos. They face a lot of exposure to a harmful form of pollution. Angelica Morrison looks at the problem for Great Lakes Today’s series on environmental justice.
Coming Thursday in Part 3 — a look at water pollution among Canada’s First Nations. Great Lakes Today is a collaboration of W-B-F-O Buffalo, ideastream Cleveland, and W-X-X-I Rochester.

Talking Threads Quilt Guild 9:30 Peaine Township Hall

Pickleball 9:30 a.m. BICC
Games Galore 1-4 p.m. BICC
Half Day for Students at BICS-Mid Term Exams
BI Historical Society Board Meeting 7 p.m. Peaine Township Hall

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 10 a.m.
Half Day for Students at BICS-Mid Term Exams
BICS Basketball away at Ojibwe

BICS Basketball away at Ojibwe
BIDL Lego Club is back at 1 p.m. open for all

Movies BICC
3 p.m. PG Alice Through the Looking Glass

7 p.m. Bladerunner 2049
R | 2h 44min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi A young blade runner’s discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who’s been missing for thirty years. Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas 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.

To help coordinate the events we’ve taken the major events for Summer 2018 and compiled them into a nifty little Celebrate Summer 2018 online calendar. Just point your browser at to get the lowdown on everything planned so far for next summer. Then check back from time to time as more events will be added as dates are firmed up.

WVBI BICC – Sponsored by Powers Hardware
21 cloudy and feels like 7
Today – AM Snow/Wind. High near 25F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph.

Tonight – Mostly Clear/Wind. Low 23F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station
22 cloudy and feels like 13
Today – AM Snow Showers/Wind. High 26F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph.

Tonight – Mostly Clear/Wind. Low 24F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph.
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI

As of 8:30 AM Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 21.9 F
High Outside Temp: 23.4 F at 5:15 AM
Low Outside Temp: 21.1 F at 12:00 AM
Outside Humidity: 81%

Heat Index: 22.0 F
Wind Chill: 11.0 F
Dew Point: 17.0 F

Barometer: 30.277″ and Falling Slowly

Wind Speed: 10.0 Mph
Wind Direction: WNW
High Gust: 25.0 Mph at 4:19 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 13.0 Mph

Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.00″
Storm Rain: 0.00″
Month Rain: 0.14″
Year Rain: 15.37″

Phyllis Moore Forecast
it’s 22°, feels like 3°, cloudy skies, humidity is at 70%, pressure is steady at 30.23 inches, wind is from the WSW at 18 mph with gusts to 28 mph, visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Partly sunny. Isolated snow showers in the morning. Patchy blowing snow through the day. Windy. Highs in the mid 20s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph increasing to 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow is 20%.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Windy. Patchy blowing snow through the night. Lows in the lower 20s. Southwest winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
ON THIS DATE of January 17, 1950 11 men stole more than $2 million from the Brinks Armored Car depot in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the perfect crime–almost–as the culprits weren’t caught until January 1956, just days before the statute of limitations for the theft expired.
DID YOU KNOW THAT In 1963, major league baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, “They’ll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run.” On July 20, 1969, an hour after Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the moon, Perry hit his first, and only, home run while playing for the San Francisco Giants.
WORD OF THE DAY: paralipsis (par-uh-LIP-sis) which means the suggestion, by deliberately concise treatment of a topic, that much of significance is being omitted, as in “not to mention other faults.”

Birthdays – Born Today
Yesterday-Olivia Cary
Mary Jean Pike
Mark Engelsman
Ron Stith

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, life isn’t designed to go as we plan it. Just remember, you can only change the now.
On a lighter note What do you call fifty penguins in the Arctic? Lost! REALLY lost! (Penguins live in Antarctica.)
That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday January 17th, 2018.
I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Make today the best day ever, and thank you for listening!