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Community Calendar for June 19, 2017

Today is Monday June 19th, 2017. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

On this week’s calendar

PG note – Beaver Island remains under an Emerald Ash Borer quarantine along with Isle Royale and Charity Island. “Don’t Move Firewood” signage is at all points of entry and under the watchful eye of the Beaver Island Boat Company and the island airlines.
This week, Beaver Island Association volunteers will be working with the Michigan Department of Agricultural and Rural Development (MDARD) to once again place Emerald Ash Borer traps in strategic monitoring locations around the island. The large purple triangles with lures will be placed on ash trees and remain until August. With technical and entomological services provided by the MDARD for the past 8 years, no EAB has been detected on Beaver Island. Thanks everyone for your observations and care of our forests.

Public input on a water trail planning effort for Beaver Island will be gathered at an open house on Monday, June 19, at 7 p.m. at the Beaver Island Community Center.
The June 19 open house will include an introduction to the water-trail planning process and information on universal accessibility for paddlers of all ages and abilities. Attendees will be asked to help identify potential access sites and identify community assets that could be featured as part of the water trail system.

The project is being led by the Land Information Access Association (LIAA), a nonprofit community development organization based in Traverse City. LIAA has extensive experience helping communities leverage their recreational assets for economic development, and recently published a state guidebook on water trails, the Michigan Water Trails Manual, available to download for free at For more about LIAA visit

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 10am BICC
Seminar: Shedding Light on Microbial Driven Biogeochemical Cycles in Lake Superior Sediments
CMU Biological Station 7-8pm

Wednesday 6/21
In accordance with tradition, on the date of the Summer Solstice, the Preservation Association of Beaver Island thanks its donors with a dinner prepared by its board. If you’ve made a donation in the last year, you’ll receive an invitation by mail. If you’ve made a donation, but don’t receive an invitation please call the Community Center. The center will close at 3:00 so that we are able to prepare for this event.

Bingo Gregg Fellowship Center 7pm

Farmer’s Market will be opening on June 22, from 9-11 am at Paradise Bay Coffee Shop (near township airport).

Games Galore BICC 1-4pm

6/22 – 6/24 The Beaver Island Bike Festival is your chance to experience the unique unspoiled beauty of Lake Michigan’s most remote island in a fun festival atmosphere. Bikers will ride at their own pace and enjoy incredible scenery, island monuments, historic sites, the famous Mo-mosa Stop, picnic lunch right on the beach, BBQ buffet at the Shamrock with live music and all the friendly hospitality Beaver Islands residents are famous for. Fully supported bike ride with rest stop snacks. Live entertainment on Friday & Saturday nights. Prizes and extra goodies. For the full details and schedule (which includes events on Thursday and Friday), visit the BIBF Website.

Friday – Arthritis Exercise Program 10a.m. BICC

Beaver Island Eco Fair
The first annual Beaver Island Eco-Fair is a celebration of nature and sustainability. Our focus is promoting solutions in ecology, renewable energy and local food systems. The fair features local and regional green vendors, sustainable technology, arts, music, environmental action & education organizations. The mission of the Beaver Island Eco-Fair is to showcase sustainable solutions, and demonstrate that Beaver Island is a regional leader in the promotion of renewable energy, healthy food systems, and community resilience.
Check back here for details as the Eco-Fair date approaches or contact Carol Burton at or 231-838-2883.

How Beavers Can Save The World
Taras Meadow Join leading sustainability and place-based education experts for a weekend long eco-adventure on Michigan’s Beaver Island sponsored by The Beaver Island Music Festival, We Are The Forest, and Tara’s Meadow.

3:00 p.m. The Lego Batman Movie
PG | 1h 44min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

7:00 p.m. Nocturnal Animals
R | 1h 56min | Drama, Thriller
A “story inside a story,” in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called “Nocturnal Animals,” which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself.
Director: Tom Ford
Writers: Tom Ford (screenplay), Austin Wright (novel)
Stars: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon

All movie showings free-will donation! Suggested donation of $5 per person.
Great popcorn, candies and beverages available!
231 448-2022
Thanks to our Corporate Sponsor, the Shamrock Bar & Restaurant.

Plans for July 4th Carnival
Just had a productive meeting with Diane McDonough about the 4th of July Carnival. Here is where it stands. If we can secure enough volunteers in the next week, we will proceed. If we cannot, we may need to forego the carnival this year. Please spread the word to those who may be interested. We hate to disappoint but it takes many, many volunteers to make this happen! We know this is a busy time for everyone…
Deb Robert
231 675 7155

Win a BIMF – Beaver Island Music festival Vacation!
July 16-22, 2017
Go to and get your tickets today.
Click the Vacation Donation Button and place your order.
You can also order by sending a check to BIMF PO Box 23, Beaver Island, MI 49782 or by calling BIMF at 231-838-2883 with your order or with any questions that you may have.
Only 300 tickets will be sold!
License #R40968

The Beaver Island Community Center Summer Hours
Monday – Saturday 9am-9pm
Sunday 10-6

*If you are interested in volunteering at the Center, call Carol at 231 448-2022!

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.

Weather – Sponsored by McDonough’s Market

WVBI BICC – 59 and overcast

Today – Cloudy early with peeks of sunshine expected late. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 66F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight – Partly to mostly cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low around 50F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station
56 and mostly cloudy
Same forecast as in town today.
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI
As of 8:29 AM Monday, June 19, 2017
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Rain Rate: 655.35″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.00″
Storm Rain: 0.00″
Month Rain: 0.88″
Year Rain: 5.65″
Phyllis Moore Forecast by Joe
This morning the temperature is 57 degrees, somewhat cooler than yesterday. The high temperature is to be 64 with a low tonight in the upper forties or low fifties. There is a 20% chance of rain with mostly cloudy skies. The pressure is 29.36 with a visibility of ten miles. The clouds are scattered at 800 feet, but overcast at 8500. The dewpoint is 57 degrees with a 99% humidity. Although the suggestion is that it will become partly cloudy, right now it is definitely looking like rain at 7:45 a.m
Word of the Day: animus (AN-uh-muss) noun 1. a usually prejudiced and often spiteful or malevolent ill will 2. basic attitude or governing spirit Sometimes the animus of the board could not be overcome.
On this day:
On this day in 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of conspiring to pass U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets, are executed at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York.

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… Still no delays to report on Beaver Island.

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

To Lucas and all our listeners, it’s said that today is the present. Enjoy and make the best from each and everyone.

On a lighter note, what did Rose Mary say when Sage proposed? It’s about thyme!!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday June 19th, 2017.

I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Have a great day, and thank you for listening!