News Update

Community Calendar for March 13, 2018

Today is Tuesday March 13th, 2018. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

Pickleball 1000 BICC
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 10:00
Charlevoix County Veteran’s Affairs Office director John Hess visits the island the second Tuesday of each month to provide assistance to Beaver Island veterans in dealing with the VA and other issues. You can stop by the BIRHC to see him or give him a call at 231-547-7220.

Noon – BITA’s regularly scheduled board meetings occur on the second Tuesday of each month. BITA is responsible for management of the ferry system that connects the island to the mainland.

Peaine Township Planning Commission Meeting
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

All people interested in quilting, sewing, knitting, weaving, spinning, crocheting, or other needlework projects are encouraged to meet at the Peaine Township Hall on Wednesdays from 9:30 until 11:30. Bring your supplies and your enthusiasm. All levels of expertise are welcome. If you have questions call Darlene at 448-2087.

Peaine Township Board Meeting @ Peaine Township Hall
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Pickleball 1000 BICC

There is one seasonal slip coming available for the 2018 boating season at the St. James Yacht Dock. Interested parties will have until March 15 to register their interest in a seasonal slip rental. A random lottery format will be used to select the seasonal boater for the upcoming season; this will be done by March 30th.
The harbormaster shall maintain a list of persons who are interested in seeking a seasonal slip. The list will be generated annually.
The Seasonal Slip Annual Interest Application and the full Policy can be picked up at the St James Township Governmental Center 37830 King’s Highway or downloaded from the St James Township website

Central Drug Reception @ Beaver Island Rural Health Center – Meet the new Pharmacist
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Games Galore 1300 BICC

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 10:00 a.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Activities
BIDL Lego Club is back at 1 p.m. open for all

Movies BICC
3 p.m. Mary Poppins @ Beaver Island Community Center
Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:15 pm
G | 2h 19min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and
adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.

7 p.m. Waking Ned Devine @ Beaver Island Community Center
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
PG | 1h 31min | Comedy
When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk
attempt to claim the money.

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

Worship Services on Island

Coming Up
PLEASE TAKE NOTE that the St. James Township Board will hold a public input session to gain insight on potential improvements to its north shore campground in preparation for submission of a grant request to the Michigan DNR Recreation Passport Grant program.
The input session is Monday, March 19, 2018 at Noon at the Beaver Island Community School located at 37895 King’s Highway, Beaver Island, Michigan. Lunch will be provided. Preliminary campground improvement plans will be presented and the Board desires to receive public input concerning the plan.
After the session, the draft plan will be posted to the township website for further public comment.

SIX (6) TICKETS FOR $20.00
COME IN OR CALL (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.

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-Saturday Noon – 4

Weather – Sponsored by Powers Hardware
22 and cloudy

Today – PM Snow Showers. High 28F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph

Tonight – Snow Showers Early. Low near 20F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.

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

As of 8:30 AM Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 22.4 F
High Outside Temp: 29.5 F at 12:50 AM
Low Outside Temp: 22.4 F at 7:52 AM
Outside Humidity: 84%

Heat Index: 22.0 F
Wind Chill: 11.0 F
Dew Point: 18.0 F

Barometer: 30.142″ and Rising Slowly

Wind Speed: 11.0 Mph
Wind Direction: N
High Gust: 23.0 Mph at 3:19 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 9.0 Mph

Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.00″
Storm Rain: 0.04″
Month Rain: 0.06″
Year Rain: 16.99″

Phyllis Moore Forecast
Right now I’m showing 27°, feels like 17°, wind is at 11 mph from the northwest, humidity is at 94 %, pressure is steady at 30.08 inches, and visibility is 5.1 miles.
TODAY: Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers in the morning, then isolated snow showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 30s. North winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Isolated snow showers. Lows around 17°. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
ON THIS DATE of March 13, On this day in 1942, the Quartermaster Corps (QMC) of the United States Army begins training dogs for the newly established War Dog Program, or “K-9 Corps.”
DID YOU KNOW THAT there is an old law in Memphis, Tennessee (probably since recalled) that “a woman is not to drive a car unless a man warns approaching motorists or pedestrians by walking in front of the car that is being driven.”
WORD OF THE DAY: limerick (LIM-er-ik) which means A form of humorous five-line verse, such as:
There once was a young man from Kew
Who found a dead mouse in his stew.
Said the waiter, “Don’t shout
Or wave it about,
Or the rest will be wanting one too!”

Birthdays – Born Today
Glen Borre
David Schwartzfisher
Steve McNew
Sage Speck
Ralph Williamson
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, we all walk our own road and along the way we may sometimes lose, but let that be a lesson learned and continue to move.

On a lighter note, I once fell off a 30 foot ladder, luckily I was only on the first step!!!
That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday March 13th, 2018.

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