News Update

Community Calendar for January 18, 2018

Today is Thursday January 18th, 2018. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

Indigenous communities are spread across Canada. Some are remote; others are close to the U-S border. But many have something in common – unsafe drinking water. Great Lakes Today’s Elizabeth Miller visited a reservation for the last story in our series on environmental justice.
You can find this story and past stories in this series at w-v-b-i dot net under podcasts. Great Lakes Today is a collaboration of W-B-F-O Buffalo, ideastream Cleveland, and W-X-X-I Rochester.

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.

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

Coming Up
The 3rd annual Lake G. ice fishing tournament is coming up just around the corner! February 17th and 18th free fishing weekend.
kids division free, ages 0-14. Saturday 10am-2pm, lunch served at noon. kids fish all open species largest fish 1st-2nd-3rd place
adult division
10 dollar buy in. 15+ years of age, Saturday 6am – Sunday 3pm
walleye 1st place big fish by weight
pike 1st-2nd-3rd big fish by weight.
Sign up at powers hardware or at the boat launch during tournament. all entries must be signed up before entry onto lake.
Please sign up kids ahead of time so we know how many to expect.
For more info or if you would like to donate call levi connor at 231-459-6697 or email at<>

Community Players-Scripts are available to read at the BIDL.
We chose The Odd Couple- female version 6 Female, 2 male roles.
It’s really funny and we’d love to fill the cast soon. So come check out a play and let us know. We are thinking of early April for a production date.

WVBI BICC – Sponsored by Powers Hardware
27 and clear

Today – Partly cloudy skies this morning will become overcast during the afternoon. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 31F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight – Cloudy. Low 27F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station
28 and clear same forecast as in town
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI

As of 8:30 AM Thursday, January 18, 2018

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 28.7 F
High Outside Temp: 29.2 F at 1:38 AM
Low Outside Temp: 28.3 F at 6:16 AM
Outside Humidity: 84%

Heat Index: 29.0 F
Wind Chill: 21.0 F
Dew Point: 25.0 F

Barometer: 29.889″ and Steady

Wind Speed: 8.0 Mph
Wind Direction: WSW
High Gust: 25.0 Mph at 12:03 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 9.0 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
Right now we have 27°, feels like 12°, humidity is at 73%, pressure is steady at 29.86 inches, wind is from the west at 15 mph.
TODAY: Mostly sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 30s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. A 20% chance of snow showers in the evening. Lows in the mid 20s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the evening.
ON THIS DATE of January 18, 1919 in Paris, France, some of the most powerful people in the world meet to begin the long, complicated negotiations that would officially mark the end of the First World War.
DID YOU KNOW THAT retired basketball sensation Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike each year than all the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined?
WORD OF THE DAY: jetsam (JET-suhm) which means goods thrown overboard to lighten a ship in distress. An alteration of the word jettison. Earlier, jettison was the act of throwing goods overboard to lighten a ship in distress.

Birthdays – Born Today
Tim McDonough
John Runberg
Sr. Pete Plastrik

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, don’t think of education as something you need to finish.
On a lighter note, an invisible man turned down a job offer. He just couldn’t see himself doing it!!!
That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Thursday January 18th, 2018.
I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Make today the best day ever, and thank you for listening!