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Community Calendar for June 7, 2017

Today is Wednesday June 7th, 2017. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

BI Resale wants you to know – We will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon until 4:00! We will welcome shoppers and donors during those times. Thank you for your continued support!

On this week’s calendar

Next Tuesday John Hess Charlevoix County Veterans Affairs BIRHC 11-2

Wednesday – Bingo Doors open 6:15p.m. Games at 7:00p.m. Gregg Fellowship Center

St. James Township Board Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Thursday – Games Galore 1:00 p.m.

BICS Open House 3:30-5:00
Please join us for an end of the school year Open House at Beaver Island Community School. Our students will have presentations that display examples of their work this year and show the many awards they have won. It’s been a great year with many successes and awards on all fronts: academics, sports, cheer, HOSA, Robotics, Model UN and more. Our Elementary and High School Citizen and Students of the year will be announced. Please join us to learn about the work of our students and to celebrate their hard work and success.

It’s been a long road, but the updated Beaver Island Master Plan is ready for final review by the public. It’s not too late to let your voice be heard. Review the plan (it’s here: and attend the public hearing on June 8that 7:00 p.m. at the Peaine Township Hall. You can find additional background on the plan and the process used to develop it here:

Friday –

Lego Club meets at 1230 at BIDL on Saturday

Saturday Movies
3:00 p.m. Beauty and the Beast
PG | 2h 9min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

7:00 p.m. Get Out
R | 1h 44min | Horror, Mystery
A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s mysterious family estate.

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.

This year’s tournament dates will be on June 10th-11th. A free fishing weekend, no license required. At this time I am still rounding up details for this tournament. We are open for sponsors for the spring tournament. Sponsors may donate prizes or money to fund tournament expenses. If you would like to become a sponsor you can call me (Levi) at 231-459-6697, meet up with me at the hardware store, or mail your donation to The Beaver Island Wildlife Club. If you talk to Levi ask him about the Spring Turkey photo contest.

Pam Grassmick – 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. The biggest threat to the introduction of EAB is through firewood being transported to the island. Emerald Ash Borers are native to Asia and are so aggressive that ash trees die within 2-3 years after they become infected. Millions of ash trees are being lost in the US and Canada. Ash trees provide an excellent source for wood products and food for wildlife, it is also a plant of cultural significance to Native Americans for their baskets. Early in June, BIA volunteers will be working with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) to once again place Emerald Ash Borer traps around the island. The large purple triangles with lures will be placed on ash trees and remain until August. To date with technical and entomological services provided by the MDARD, no EAB has been found on Beaver Island. Thanks everyone for your observations and care of our forests.

Patrick McGinnity – All are invited to a welcome event for the Island Fellow candidate at the Community Center June 13th between 10 and 11 a.m. Come out and meet Stefanie, who comes to us from Maine, and has education and experience in the communications and environmental writing fields. She has held a Communications Internship at Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership, where she taught environmental writing, assisted with hands-on science programs, and did social media work. Stefanie also has a background in photojournalism and video production with Veggies for All, a nonprofit food-bank farm in Maine. She also managed social media for the organization, and got her hands dirty in the fields planting and tending crops.
In related news, the Island Institute’s Island Fellows Program recently received a national award for the Outstanding Program of the Year from the Community Development Society. This is a phenomenal program, and one which we are excited to be bringing to Beaver Island!

Upcoming Events
BIHS – The docent orientation location has been changed from the township hall to the school at 10:30am, June 16. It is essential to attend orientation in order to learn the new square purchasing system. There will be an open house at both museums 10am-2pm on June 17, and regular museum hours begin on June 18.
Lori Taylor-Blitz, Executive Director

Win a BIMF 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 Fall/Winter/Spring Hours
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am -9pm
Sunday 10-6

The Beaver Island Community Center is now open on Sundays from 10am to 6pm, and will begin ‘FULL’ Summer Hours on Monday, June 12th!*
Sundays 10am – 6pm
Mon – Sat 9am – 9pm
*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 – 55 and clear skies this morning

Today – Sunny. High around 70F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight – A clear sky. Low 52F. Winds light and variable.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station
47 and clear this morning
Same forecast as in town today.
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI
As of 8:29 AM Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Forecast: Partially Cloudy
Outside Temp: 50.4 F
High Outside Temp: 54.6 F at 12:00 AM
Low Outside Temp: 45.6 F at 5:52 AM
Outside Humidity: 96%
Heat Index: 51.0 F
Wind Chill: 50.0 F
Dew Point: 49.0 F
Barometer: 30.155″ and Rising Slowly
Wind Speed: Calm
Wind Direction: NE
High Gust: Calm at n/a
10 min Avg Wind: Calm
Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.00″
Storm Rain: 0.00″
Month Rain: 0.42″
Year Rain: 5.19″

John Works
Ken Scoggins
Dennis Monachino


… 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, Lao Tzu wrote, “Silence is a source of great strength.” I’ll add, fill your silence with good thoughts and quiet your fears.

On a lighter note, did you hear the one about egg whites? It was…no yolk!!!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday June 7th, 2017

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