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Community Calendar for January 3, 2018

Today is Wednesday January 3rd, 2018. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

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

Listen for the Storyteller’s Night Sky every Wednesday on WVBI at 100.1 on the island and worldwide at

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

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 10 a.m.
BICS Islanders basketball team Away at Washington Island


BIROBOT Team 6098 will kickoff the new FIRST season at BICS 10 a.m. 42 days to build a new robot. Visit their site at and more about FIRST at

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.

It’s cold out on the island right now, but soon enough summer will return and even today some are planning visits for next year. 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

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

WVBI BICC – Sponsored by Powers Hardware
19 but feels like 3 degrees

Today – PM Snow Showers. High 19F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph.

Tonight – Few Snow Showers. Low around 0F. Winds N at 10 to 20 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 Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 20.6 F
High Outside Temp: 20.6 F at 8:24 AM
Low Outside Temp: 18.4 F at 3:43 AM
Outside Humidity: 90%

Heat Index: 21.0 F
Wind Chill: 13.0 F
Dew Point: 18.0 F

Barometer: 29.885″ and Steady

Wind Speed: 7.0 Mph
Wind Direction: NW
High Gust: 22.0 Mph at 12:06 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 11.0 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
It’s 18°, feels like 1°, lightly snowing, humidity is at 81%, pressure is steady at 29.83 inches, wind is from the west at 13 mph, and visibility is 3 miles.
TODAY: Periods of snow showers. Patchy blowing snow in the afternoon. Highs around 18°. West winds 5 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Scattered snow showers. Lows around 3 below. North winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph decreasing to 25 mph after midnight. Wind chill readings 10 below to 20 below zero.
ON THIS DATE of January 3, 1938, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, an adult victim of polio, founds the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which he later renamed the March of Dimes Foundation.
DID YOU KNOW THAT The skeleton of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London?Jeremy Bentham has been sitting in a corridor at University College London since 1850.
WORD OF THE DAY: patrician (puh-TRISH-uh n) which means:
1) a person of noble or high rank; aristocrat.
2) a person of very good background, education, and refinement.
3) a member of the original senatorial aristocracy in ancient Rome

Birthdays – Born Today
Barbara Rahn
Brittany Bousquet
Marilyn Reed
Masha Stebbins
Father Jim Doherty

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, to quote the great Shalespeare again, “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”

On a lighter note, You’ll never believe whom I saw yesterday! Everybody I laid my eyes on!
That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday January 3rd, 2018.

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