News Update

Community Calendar for May 19, 2017

Today is Friday May 19th, 2017. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

RED Friday Remember Everyone Deployed

There’s all sorts of culinary news breaking on the island. Word is that the Circle M, Daddy Franks and The Restaurant over at the Beaver Island Lodge will be open for Memorial Day Weekend. And the Whiskey Point Brewing Company is moving into Dan Burton’s old Boat shop, though it’ll be some time before they open up.

The Lodge’s new Executive Chef stopped by the BIC Center yesterday to say hello. He has all sort of yummy things planned for the summer including traditional menu favorites and fresh dishes he’s developed from his work all of the country and as far away as Hawaii. He’ll be on Beaver Island Perspectives on Friday after the News at 5 to tell us all about what he has planned.

On this week’s Calendar

Lego Club meets at 1230 at BIDL on Saturday

At the Community Center


May 20 BI Robot Movie Festival ‘Grand Finale’!
Come see the latest and greatest BI Robot do its stuff!
BICS students will present their super-deluxe, 2017 creation, demonstrate its unique features and answer questions. Come ask questions! Demonstration begins at 3pm with movie to follow.
Come to the demonstration and movie before the feast!
Robot Movie Festival Promo Trailer:

3p.m. The Iron Giant
PG | 1h 26min | Animation, Action, Adventure | 8.0
A young boy befriends a giant robot from outer space that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.
Brad Bird
Tim McCanlies (screenplay), Brad Bird (screen story by) |
Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel|

It came from outer space!
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG for fantasy action violence, language, some thematic material and smoking

7 p.m.
Doctor Strange
PG-13 | 1h 55min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 7.6
While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

All persons under the age of 18 wishing to see an R rated movie must have parental consent. The parental consent must be from a parent or legal guardian in one of the following ways:
1) In person at the BIC Center, or
2) By a telephone call to the on-site person in charge.
No texts or written notes will be accepted.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Free Will Donation (Suggested Donation is $5.00)
Thanks to Beaver Island Community Center Business Sponsor: The Shamrock Bar and Restaurant
The Beaver Island Community Center…
at the heart of a good community!

BI Chamber Community Appreciation Day

1600 at the BIBCO Dock
Join the Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce members in a Community Appreciation Celebration. There will be great food–a pig roast (by Happy Paddle Mark), side dishes and dessert. Beer, wine and soft drinks will also be provided. Everyone is welcome. There will be a free will donation taken and any proceeds over cost will be donated to the Beaver Island Food Pantry.
In case of inclement weather, the party will be held inside on the freight deck of the Emerald Isle.

Upcoming Events

Already gearing up for this year’s spring tournament. 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. If you talk to Levi ask him about the Spring Turkey photo contest.

All Inclusive Yoga Retreat Coming to the Lodge May 19th to the 21st
The All-Inclusive Yoga Weekend at the Beaver Island Lodge is fast approaching. We are offering Island Residents who will not be staying at the hotel the following pricing:
Full Weekend:
$129 for Yoga and $200 for all meals and snacks Friday – Sunday
Saturday Only
$50 for Yoga and $50 for all meals and snacks.
Call The Lodge at 448-2396 to reserve your spot

May 26-28, 2017
The 4th annual Beaver Island Birding Festival, Warblers on the Water, will be held on May 26-28, 2017, on Beaver Island, in northern Lake Michigan.

We hope you join us during the Memorial Day birding festivities for free presentations at the Community Center. Bring a friend and hear from our globe-trotting birding friends share their exciting experiences birding, learn about the oldest ongoing raptor monitoring project related to Ospreys and Bald Eagles, and learn a few new songbird identification techniques. More information can be found at: Registrations for the guided field trips are active and we encourage individuals who are interested to sign up early.
Thank you to our 2017 sponsors who are making the Beaver Island Birding Trail events possible:

While you’re at the website you can see all the great sponsors. There is also a new addition to their site. After the Saturday and Sunday morning birding field trips, Karen Whitecraft, owner of Beaver Island Massage, licensed massage therapist, will be available to help with “warbler necks”. Karen will offer on-site chair massages at the Community Center from 12:30-3:00 p.m. both days.

More details on this and more at the BIBT website.
Beaver Island Preservation Association
Beaver Island Association
Beaver Island Boat Company
Beaver Island Golf Course
Beaver Island Wildlife Club
Beaver Island Studio and Gallery
Beaver Beacon
Holy Cross Church
Island Airways
Little Traverse Conservancy
McDonough’s Market
Paradise Bay Coffee Shop
The Beaver Island Association
P.O. Box 390
Beaver Island, MI 49782

Don’t miss the Beaver Island Community Players performances of the reprise to the hit 2015 production of ‘Drinking Habits’!
Saturday, May 27 7:30pm
Sunday, May 28 8:00pm
Call 231-448-2022 for tickets! $13/Adult, $8/Student

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!
License #R40968

The Beaver Island Community Center Fall/Winter/Spring Hours
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am -9pm
Sunday Closed

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.

Transit Service

Try the toll-free number between 6am and 7pm M-F and S 8:00-5:00:
Or try the on-line reservation system 24/7:
Go to the tab “Existing Customers Schedule Transit Rides.”

Weather – Sponsored by McDonough’s Market

37 and sunny early this morning

Today – Sunshine and a few clouds. High 54F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight – Considerable clouds this evening. Some decrease in clouds late. Low 41F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station
Same forecast as in town.

Cindy Cushman
Derrick Burris
Cathy Graham
Bob Tidmore
Florence Newman

Make a note if you are headed to the mainland: The bridge in Charlevoix is being worked on. The overnight work ended early.
Work will continue in that area though until May 25th though, so plan accordingly.

… 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, tough times visit most in their lives. These times can strengthen us and make us more resilient.

On a lighter note, I once wondered aloud if it was strange to be talking to myself? I then answered aloud, NO!!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday May 19th, 2017. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Have a great day, and thank you for listening!