News Update

Community Calendar for March 5, 2018

Today is Monday March 5th, 2018. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

If you missed the Cummings String Quartet playing here at the BIC Center on Friday, you’re not completely out of luck. Our Beaver Island Radio Workshop minions recorded it and, in addition to broadcasting it on Sunday, they’ve uploaded it to our podcasts page. To listen to it, point your computer, tablet or smartphone browser at w-v-b-i dot net and click on the podcasts menu. It’ll be there along with all of our other podcasts including The Storyteller’s Night Sky, recent news reports, radio theater and radio shows from the Beaver Island Community School Media Lab. And it’s all free. So check it out on the podcasts menu on the w-v-b-I website at w-v-b-I dot net.

Storytime BIDL 1030

The BICS Model UN team travels to the Kalamazoo Radison Hotel Conference Center for the Mid-American Model United Nations conference, March 6th through 10th.

BIRHC Doctor Visit 0930-Noon

Pickleball 1000 BICC
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 10:00 a.m.

The BICS Board Policy Committee will hold a regular meeting. 1530

BIATA general membership meeting Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Peaine Township Hall.

BICS 0830 The BICS Board Finance Committee will hold a regular meeting.

The BICS Board Facility Committee will hold a regular meeting. 1530

The St. James Public Works Committee meets on 1st Wednesday of each month. Check the St. James website at for details. 1700

St. James Township Board Meeting 1900

Pickleball 1000 BICC
Games Galore 1300 BICC
BICS 1530 BICS Board Curriculum Committee will hold a regular meeting.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 10:00 a.m.

Deadline- The Peaine Township Board is soliciting letters of interest from individuals willing to serve on the board of the Beaver Island Emergency Services Authority.

BIRHC Meetings take place in the Community Room at the Health Center and the public is welcome to attend. Agenda and materials available onsite. For information call 231-448-2275.

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

Movies BICC
3 p.m. Sword in the Stone (1963)
G | 1h 19min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy A poor boy named Arthur learns the power of love, kindness, knowledge and bravery with the help of a wizard called Merlin in the path to become one of the most beloved kings in English history. Trailer:

7 p.m. Murder On the Orient Express
PG-13 | 1h 54min | Crime, Drama, Mystery When a murder occurs on the train he’s travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case. Trailer:

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

Worship Services on Island
COA Dinner 1100 BICC
Set your clocks ahead and Don’t Miss the COA Sunday Dinner Sunday, March 11, 11am-12pm at the BIC Center! MENU: Guinness Stew, Biscuits, Tossed Salad, & Fruit Tart on Irish Soda Bread~ ala Stoney! ***DON’T Miss… ! BICS Drama Class~ Presenting Skits, Written & Directed by Students!*** *And Door Prizes…

$4 60 and over under 12
$8 others

Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent to clean up the Great Lakes. A lot of that money goes toward contaminated sediment from steel mills and other industry. And a federal law targets some of the worst areas. WXXI’s Caitlin Whyte reports for Great Lakes Today on the law’s impact along Lake Ontario, near Rochester New York.


Great Lakes Today is a collaboration of WBFO Buffalo, ideastream Cleveland, and WXXI Rochester.

SIX (6) TICKETS FOR $20.00
COME IN OR CALL (231) 448-2022

Coming Up
There will be a general meeting of the membership of the Beaver Island Archipelago Trails Association on Tuesday, March 6th at 7 p.m. at the Peaine Twp. Hall.

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
25 and sun
Today – Mostly Sunny. High near 30F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight – Mostly Cloudy. Low 24F. Winds E at 15 to 25 mph.

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

As of 8:29 AM Monday, March 5, 2018

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 24.1 F
High Outside Temp: 25.6 F at 12:00 AM
Low Outside Temp: 23.5 F at 7:50 AM
Outside Humidity: 74%

Heat Index: 24.0 F
Wind Chill: 23.0 F
Dew Point: 17.0 F

Barometer: 30.433″ and Steady

Wind Speed: 1.0 Mph
Wind Direction: ESE
High Gust: 8.0 Mph at 5:37 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 1.0 Mph

Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.00″
Storm Rain: 0.00″
Month Rain: 0.00″
Year Rain: 16.93″

Phyllis Moore Forecast
We have clear skies, 23°, feels like 12°, wind is at 11 mph from the east, humidity is at 66%, pressure is steady at 30.38 inches, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Sunny. Highs in the mid 30s. East winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear in the evening, then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. East winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
ON THIS DATE of March 5, 1966 Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler hits #1 with “Ballad Of The Green Berets”
DID YOU KNOW THAT a katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs?
WORD OF THE DAY: peculate (PEK-yuh-leyt) to steal or take dishonestly (money, especially public funds, or property entrusted to one’s care); embezzle.

Birthdays – Born Today
Jerry Jones

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, try to find some laughter in every day.
On a lighter note, I once asked my late grandmother why she read the obituaries every day. She said she was just looking to see who was single again!!!
That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday March 5th, 2018.

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