News Update

Community Calendar for January 31, 2018

Today is Wednesday January 31st, 2018. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

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

Pickleball 9:30 a.m. BICC
Games Galore 1:00 p.m. BICC

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 10:00 a.m. BICC
The Islanders Girls and Boys basketball squads are back on the island playing as a combined squad against the Whitefish Community School Rockets from Paradise Bay. The game starts Friday evening at 5:30 and Saturday morning at 8:30. Don’t miss your chance to see the Islanders boys and girls play as a combined squad.


BIDL Lego Club is back at 1 p.m. open for all

Movies BICC
3 p.m. ElDorado
PG | 1h 29min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy Two swindlers get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado. Trailer:

7 p.m. last Flag Flying
R | 2h 5min | Comedy, Drama, War Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry “Doc” Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Trailer:

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

Worship Services on Island

The Cut Finger Band will continue to practice on Sunday afternoons throughout the winter. Unless posted otherwise, practice/open jam and dancing will be 2pm at Whisky Point Brewing Company. If you’re looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon, come join us! We are also working on a spring and summer dance schedule.

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

Resale Store Thursday-Sunday Noon – 4

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
31 and cloudy-light snow

Today – AM Snow. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight – Snow Showers Late. Low 11F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station
30 and clouds
Today – Same forecast in town
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI

As of 8:30 AM Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Forecast: Partially Cloudy, Rain within 12 hours

Outside Temp: 30.2 F
High Outside Temp: 30.9 F at 7:53 AM
Low Outside Temp: 23.4 F at 12:07 AM
Outside Humidity: 93%

Heat Index: 30.0 F
Wind Chill: 26.0 F
Dew Point: 29.0 F

Barometer: 29.643″ and Falling Rapidly

Wind Speed: 4.0 Mph
Wind Direction: S
High Gust: 23.0 Mph at 7:50 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 4.0 Mph

Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.00″
Storm Rain: 0.00″
Month Rain: 0.64″
Year Rain: 15.87″

Phyllis Moore Weather
Right now I’m showing 30°, feels like 19°, humidity is at 74%, pressure is falling from 29.63 inches, wind is from the SSW at 12 mph, with gusts to 22 mph, visibility is 9 miles.
TODAY: Snow. Patchy blowing snow through the day. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. Highs in the lower 30s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the evening, then snow showers likely after midnight. Total nighttime snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Lows around 15°. West winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of snow 70%.
ON THIS DATE of January 31, 1950 U.S. President Harry S. Truman publicly announces his decision to support the development of the hydrogen bomb, a weapon theorized to be hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II.
DID YOU KNOW THAT On Jupiter and Saturn it rains diamonds?
WORD OF THE DAY: fenestrated (FEN-uh-strey-tid, fi-NES-trey) which means having windows; windowed; characterized by windows.

Birthdays – Born Today
Bob Hogendorn
Karen Wojan
Alex Williams

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, keeping it simple is one of those things easier said than done. We tend to gather more than we need and that often leads to worry. Simplifying gets rid of worries.
On a lighter note, a friend said she was going to become a vegetarian. I told her that will definitely turn into a big missed steak someday!!!
That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday January 31st, 2018.

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