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Community Calendar for June 9, 2017

Today is Friday June 9th, 2017. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.
RED Friday – Remember Everyone Deployed

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

Friday – Arthritis Exercise Program 10a.m. BICC

Lego Club meets at 1230 at BIDL on Saturday

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.

St James Episcopal 1:00 p.m. Please join us in a service to remember Trudy Works. Memorial gifts honoring Trudy’s life can be made to the Beaver Island Rural Health Center through the Charlevoix Area Community Foundation or directly to the Beaver Island Fire Department Auxiliary.


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.

StoryCorps is a new feature on our Community Calendar on Fridays. Kevin Boyle has it this week.
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We’ll have another story from StoryCorps next Friday.

Here’s some information on what you can hear on WVBI tomorrow morning. Bright and early at 6:00 we’ll have Worldlink with a look at this week’s news through the eyes of those who live through it. There’ll be coverage of the parliamentary elections in the U-K, the terror attacks in Iran and the dimishing state of the so-called Islamic State. At 7:00 Inside Europe will bring you up to dat eon the latest from the continent and the UK, and then at 8:00 it’s the latest edition of RadioLab with stories of soul mates and particles colliding.

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

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

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.

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!
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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 – 56 and cloudy early this morning

Today – Mostly cloudy skies this morning will become partly cloudy this afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 67F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight – Mainly clear. Low around 50F. Winds light and variable.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station
Temps in mid 50’s this morning with clouds
Same forecast as in town today.
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI
As of 8:29 AM Friday, June 9, 2017
Forecast: Partially Cloudy
Outside Temp: 57.2 F
High Outside Temp: 57.2 F at 8:28 AM
Low Outside Temp: 54.4 F at 6:38 AM
Outside Humidity: 92%
Heat Index: 57.0 F
Wind Chill: 57.0 F
Dew Point: 55.0 F
Barometer: 29.807″ 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″

Phyllis Moore Weather
mostly cloudy skies, 54°, wind is at 2 mph from the NW, humidity is at 91%, pressure is steady at 29.83, visibility is 9.7 miles, UV level is still high at 6, pollen levels are medium at 5.4 with the top allergens being grasses and dock.
Today: Mostly cloudy with isolated rain showers. Highs around 70. Northeast winds at 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers in the evening. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. Northeast winds at 10 mph in the evening becoming light.
MARINE REPORT Small Craft Advisory In Effect From Saturday Morning Through Late Saturday Night
Today: Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Isolated showers early in the morning and again in the afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less.
Tonight:Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Patchy fog. Waves 2 feet or less.
ON THIS DATE of June 9, 1943 – The withholding tax on payrolls was authorized by the U.S. Congress. So I was curious as to what wikipedia had to say on this subject:
“During World War II, Congress introduced payroll withholding and quarterly tax payments with the vote of the Current Tax Payment Act of 1943 :
In the History of the U.S. Tax System, the U.S. Department of Treasury describes tax withholding.
‘This greatly eased the collection of the tax for both the taxpayer and the Bureau of Internal Revenue. However, it also greatly reduced the taxpayer’s awareness of the amount of tax being collected, i.e. it reduced the transparency of the tax, which made it easier to raise taxes in the future.'”
DID YOU KNOW THAT about 90% of the worlds population kisses?
WORD OF THE DAY: gateau (ga to) which means a rich cake, typically one containing layers of cream or fruit. Mid 19th century: from French gâteau ‘cake’.
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Jake Drost
Brett Maudrie
Keith Albin
Forrest Avery


… 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, Victor Borge once said that laughter is the shortest distance between two people. So go ahead and laugh, it’ll do you some good.

On a lighter note, why shouldn’t you tell a joke on a farm? Because the potatoes have eyes, corn has ears and the beans stalk!!!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday June 9th, 2017.
I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Have a great day, and thank you for listening!