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Community Calendar for March 9, 2018

Today is Friday March 9th, 2018. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

RED Friday remember everyone deployed

Yesterday’s Pickle Ball Action
Dyanne Tracy and Pam Grassmick beat Judy Boyle and Janet Burton in two very contentious games. First match 11-5 and second match 11-2. The losses were blamed on the fact that Janet and Judy were much older than the other team. Janet Burton got “the best hit that did not go over the net” award. Come join the fun next Tuesday at the 10:00 BIC Center.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 10:00 a.m.

BIRHC Meetings 0900 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

And, now for some regional Great Lakes News….
In regional news, even while there are plans to cut federal funding for Great Lakes projects, a new report details how the federal government and states plan to fight algae blooms in Lake Erie. Elizabeth Miller has details.Audio:

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

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
28 and mix of clouds
Today – Cloudy. High 32F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight – Partly Cloudy. Low 22F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

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

As of 8:30 AM Friday, March 9, 2018

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 27.7 F
High Outside Temp: 28.2 F at 12:00 AM
Low Outside Temp: 27.2 F at 3:36 AM
Outside Humidity: 86%

Heat Index: 28.0 F
Wind Chill: 27.0 F
Dew Point: 24.0 F

Barometer: 29.940″ and Steady

Wind Speed: 1.0 Mph
Wind Direction: N
High Gust: 18.0 Mph at 1:21 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 3.0 Mph

Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.00″
Storm Rain: 0.00″
Month Rain: 0.01″
Year Rain: 16.94″

Phyllis Moore Forecast
I’m showing mostly cloudy skies, 27°, feels like 19°, wind is at 7 mph from the northwest, humidity is at 84%, pressure is rising from 29.9 inches, and visibility is 8.6 miles.
TODAY: Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. Highs in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with isolated snow showers. Lows around 19°. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the evening.
ON THIS DATE of March 9, 1959, the first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City.
DID YOU KNOW THAT the longest sneezing fit ever recorded is that of Donna Griffiths (UK, b. 1969) who started sneezing on 13 January 1981 and surpassed the previous duration record of 194 days on 26 July 1981. She sneezed an estimated million times in the first 365 days and achieved her first sneeze-free day on 16 September 1983 – the 977th day. (Guinness World Records)
WORD OF THE DAY: demonym (DEM-uh-nim) which means the name used for the people who live in a particular country, state, or other locality.

Birthdays – Born Today
None today listed
Marissa Crandall
Jeff Connor
Killian MCGinnity
Delva Burton
Joe Reed

Dick Burris- Celebration of Life Service Saturday March 10, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Holy Cross Catholic Church

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, writing is the way we get our soul into words. Spend some time writing and share your soul.
On a lighter note, some days I weigh myself and wonder if there is some way I can grow taller!!!

Story Corps Friday
Fridays we hear from StoryCorps… these conversations between friends and loved ones are often revealing…

And today, we’ll hear from a retired Marine who kept a secret for his entire 25 year military career.

His name is Donnie Dunagan… he’s a highly decorated, Vietnam veteran who says that the Marine Corps was a “perfect fit” for him…that is,… as long as no one knew about something from his past.

As a young child, Dunagan had been the voice and facial model for Bambi… in Walt Disney’s 1942 animated movie about a young deer learning the ropes of life in the forest.

At 80 years old, Dunagan sat down with his wife, Dana, for StoryCorps.
Outro: That’s retired Marine and voice of Bambi, Donnie Dunagan… with his wife Dana at StoryCorps in San Angelo, Texas. Hear more on the StoryCorps podcast. It’s at iTunes and NPR dot org.
Do you have a story to tell? Let us know about it by sending an email to programming at w-v-b-I dot net.

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday March 9th, 2018.

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