News Update

Community Calendar for May 10, 2018

Today is Thursday May 10th, 2018. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

The Peaine Township Board held its regular meeting last evening at the township hall. All five board members and about 18 members of the public were there. There was quite a bit on the agenda including discussion of the process for getting leases in place for the state owned park sites in the township that are managed by the township. Chair Bill Kohls said the township needed to complete an environmental study of each of the sites to make sure the township wasn’t taking on any liability. Responding to questions later in the meeting, Bill said the township would look into grant funding to get improvements in place across the sites including the possibility of a boat ramp at the Bill Wagner Campground, some stairs at Martin’s Bluff and improvements to the boat landing on Fox Lake.

The board also considered applications of interest to fill an open slot on the E-S-A board. Joe Moore, Donna Kubic and Dr. Brad Grassmick all expressed interest in the position. Paul Welke and several audience mebers spoke in favor ofJoe Moore, but the board voted to place Donna Kubic in the slot because of interest in improving the working relationship between the health center (where Donna serves as director) and E-M-S. The board also voted to suggest to the Health Center that they add someone from E-M-S to the Health Center Board.

During the public comment session, Pam Grassmick asked the board to consider implementing an ordinance banning the transport of firewood to the island. This is necessary because the state is planning to drop its Emerald Ash Boer quarantine that protects the island. Bill Kohl said he assumed the board would pass such an ordinance and Pam agreed to prepare draft language. There was also discussion of when the next Transfer Station committee meeting would happen. Bill said he was in the process of planning it, but that he was going to propose that the committee be replaced by a newly formed transfer station authority that would operate in a manner similar to the E-S-A.

The board’s next regularly scheduled meeting is June 13th.

BICC Pickleball 10 a.m.
Games Galore 1-4 p.m.
CMU Science Event at BICS 3:30

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 10:00 a.m.

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

Movies BICC
3 p.m. Paddington 2
PG | 1h 44min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. Trailer:

7 p.m. Lady Bird
R and Comedy-Drama
In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California. Trailer:

BICC and Shamrock Sponsor

Holy Cross Church Hall 6 p.m.
Senior Banquet for the 2018 BICS Seniors. That and BASH! Check with your student for details on helping out if you are a parent or friend, but the community can wish these seniors and their classmates well (and see them dressed in their banquet best) around 5:30 as they come to dinner at Holy Cross Hall and/or around 8:15 as they set sail on Paradise Bay from the BIBCO dock.

COA Mothers Day Dinner 11-Noon BICC

Worship Services on Island – Calendar Section

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<>.

Coming Up

5/19 Hangar Party for Caitlin Boyle
Join us for dinner, dancing, silent & live auctions and great community fun to raise funds to help Caitlin Boyle BEAT brain cancer. Dinner is from 4 to 6. Visit calendar for more details

The Beaver Island Transfer Station
Hazmat Disposal Dates
5/24 and 5/25 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Common Household Wastes include: Drain/Metal Cleaners, grease solvents, antifreeze, brake fluid, rust solvents, paint thinners/strippers, kerosene, adhesives, fertilizers, aerosols, and wood preservatives. All latex paints $1 a can regardless of size. Any questions call 231-448-2228

Summer Reading Program at the Beaver Island District Library

The 2018 Summer Reading Program Theme is LIBRARIES ROCK! Readers of all ages will explore all things musical this summer as the Beaver Island District Library presents “Libraries Rock” during their summer reading program. Activities may include group games, musical crafts, art projects, science and engineering experiments and more. A “Sock Hop” will be the kick off event for the program at the Library on June 11th from 4-6 pm.
The 2018 Summer Reading program is open to young people, preschool through young adult, with programs, prize drawings, special events, and more. Registration for “Libraries Rock” begins on June 1, 2018. For more information, call or stop by the library or visit our Facebook page.
All programs are free of charge.

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
46 and cloudy
Today – AM Clouds/PM Sun. High 46F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight – Partly Cloudy. Low 32F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.

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

As of 8:30 AM Thursday, May 10, 2018

Forecast: Mostly Cloudy

Outside Temp: 43.1 F
High Outside Temp: 45.2 F at 7:34 AM
Low Outside Temp: 42.4 F at 12:34 AM
Outside Humidity: 97%

Heat Index: 43.0 F
Wind Chill: 43.0 F
Dew Point: 42.0 F

Barometer: 29.761″ and Rising Rapidly

Wind Speed: 1.0 Mph
Wind Direction: NW
High Gust: 12.0 Mph at 5:09 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 2.0 Mph

Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.01″
Storm Rain: 0.30″
Month Rain: 2.09″
Year Rain: 3.70″

Phyllis Moore Forecast
TODAY: Cloudy in the morning then clearing. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs around 50. Northwest winds 5 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear. Widespread frost after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph in the evening becoming light.
TODAY: Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots. Gusts up to 25 knots. Patchy fog early in the morning. Waves 2 feet or less building to 2 to 4 feet in the morning.
TONIGHT: North wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
POLLEN REPORT: Thanks to the fog and rain, the pollen levels are down a bit to 7.6. Top allergens are ash, birch, and maple.
ON THIS DATE of May 10, 1869, the presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet in Promontory, Utah, and drive a ceremonial last spike into a rail line that connects their railroads. This made transcontinental railroad travel possible for the first time in U.S. history.
DID YOU KNOW THAT flamingos are pink because shrimp is one of their main food sources?
WORD OF THE DAY: hypocorism (hahy-POK-uh-riz-uhm) which means 1) a pet name; 2) the practice of using a pet name; 3) the use of forms of speech imitative of baby talk, especially by an adult.

Birthdays – Born Today
Jeremy Sowa
Lois Williams
Deb Plastrik
Stephen Hagerman

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, A quote from Epictetus who said,
“To make the best of what is in our power, and take the rest as it occurs.”

On a lighter note, The machine at the coin factory just suddenly stopped working, with no explanation. It doesn’t make any cents!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Thursday May 10th, 2018.

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