News Update

Community Calendar for Monday, August 15th, 2022


Concerns about speeding are in the news again after a dog was hit and ultimately died from his injuries in East Side Drive last week. The incident was especially perplexing to onlookers because the driver of the vehicle that hit the dog reportedly ignored several people urging her to slow down.



A water main break downstate has lead to a boil water advisory and Governor Whitmer declaring a state of emergency for the counties. The water main break was discovered early Saturday morning near Great Lakes Water Authority’s Lake Huron Water Treatment plant. Some residents in peer, Macomb, Oakland, and St. Clair counties are all advised to boil drinking water until further notice. No word on when the break is expected to be repaired.


Up in the U-P, a wild fire out on Isle Royale has caused the closure of several campgrounds and trails at the National Park there.  The fire broke out Saturday and spread to about 10 acres of land on the wilderness island.  No injuries have been reported.  The cause is under investigation.


The cooler weather we’ve seen since the middle of last week has some of us wondering if we are in for an early and cooler fall.  M-Live forecasters say to worry not. Looking at models from the National Weather Service and other data, they say that September and October are looking to be a little warmer than normal—with typical amounts of rainfall, but a bit drier because of the warmer temps.  So quite pleasant overall.

Now, here’s a look at what’s happening on your island…


Here’s your meeting planner for the week: Tuesday, Waste management Committee meets at 1:30 at Peaine Township hall. B-I-A Borad meets that afternoon at 4:00 at the BIC Center. Wednesday there’s a Joint Masterplan open house meeting at the BIC Center from 2 to 6. It’ll be a chance to learn about and provide input on the updated Master Plan for the island.  Again that’s Wednesday the17th from 2:00 to 6:00 right here at the BIC Center. If you can’t make that time, there’s a link in the calendar entry online that can use to provide input. That afternoon there’s also a Parent Athlete meeting at B-I-C-S at 4:30 and the school board committee of the whole meets at 5:30. Thursday, the Telecommunications Advisory Committee meets at 4:30 at the BIC Center and the Library Board meets at the Library at 5:00.  That’s it for the week, Details are in the calendar entries online.


On the fun front today, Monday, Senior Chair Yoga is on up in the Hangout at 9:30. Also Monday, Tennis is on over at the municipal courts from 10 to noon. At noon, it’s the next Marine Museum Monday with a presentation at, you guessed it, the Marine Museum.  Bring your lunch along if you like.


Tuesday, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise program is on at 9:00 in the Hangout. Pickleball is on at 10:00 over on the Municipal Tennis Courts. At 8:00 Tuesday evening, meet up next to Marina South for Protopia’s Tuesday evening Bike Boodle. Bring your own bike and light.


Wednesday, there’s a Pastel Workshop at the Beaver Island Gallery starting at 8:30.  There is a fee and you should sign up in advance. Senior Chair Yoga is on at 9:30 up in the Hangout at the BIC Center and Summer Yoga is on in the Theater. Tennis is at 10:00 over on the municipal courts. The Historical Society’s Picnic on the Patio continues its summer run at noon at the Print Shop. Bring a lunch, if you like, and your curiosity about the island. Wednesday afternoon at 5:00 Soccer practice starts up for the season at B-I-C-S. Wednesday evening over at the Gregg Fellowship Center its BINGO. Doors open at 6:15 for fellowship and games start at 7:00.


Thursday, the original island Farmer’s Market is on at Paradise Bay Coffee Shop from 8:30 to 10:30. The Pastel Workshop continues at the Beaver Island Gallery. Senior Tai Chi is on up in the Hangout at the BIC Center at 9:30. At 10:00 at the Library there’s the Summer Story Hour with its ocean theme for this summer.  Stories, activities and more at your district library. And, Pickleball is from 10 to noon on the municipal tennis courts.


Friday, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program starts up in the Hangout at 9:00 and runs until 10:00. Summer Yoga is on at 9:30. Tennis starts at 10:00 and runs to noon over on the municipal tennis courts. At 7:00 Friday evening there’s a special event at the Print Shop Museum.  A presentation on Irish Music by Glenn Hendrix.  It’s a prelude to the upcoming Irish Felie with both a look at the history of the genre on the island and some deomostrations.


Saturday, Pickleball is on over on the municipal tennis courts from 10 to noon. Also at 10:00, the softball tournament continues with a great concession stand open this year for refreshments and lunch. RFD Boys take to the stage at the BIC Center at 7:00 Friday evening. Tickets are at tickets dot bic center dot org.


Sunday there are services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church, the Episcopal Mission, and the Lighthouse fellowship.  Times and more details are in the calendar.


And, a final calendar note… Mark Ortwein and his Jazztet will play at the BIC Center on the 24th. If you saw him play with the St. James Jazz ensemble at the brewery earlier this week, you’ll want to see him again—and if you missed it, well, here’s your chance. Tickets are at  

BIRTHDAYS:  Kevin Gillespie and Eric Naranjo  celebrate today. Happy Birthday to Eric and Kevin and if we missed you on our list, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.

TRAFFIC:  No delays inbound or outbound to the airports but…expect delays in town around ferry time.  And, still lots of folks out exploring on bikes. So, let’s be careful out there.

ON THIS DAY in 1947, British Empire’s former ‘jewel in the crown’ breaks free as Crown Rule ends in one of the most populous places on the planet, the vast, diverse country of India. Although the Dutch, Danish, and French were there before them, Britain has had a presence on the vast subcontinent since 1612. Today, however, India gains its freedom.

MERRIAM-WEBSTER WORD OF THE DAY: dilatory (adjective) [DILL-uh-tor-ee] which means “tending or intended to cause delay.” It can also mean “tending to procrastinate or be late.” “Slow down, you move too fast / You got to make the morning last / Just kicking down the cobblestones / Looking for fun and feelin’…” dilatory? We can’t say Paul Simon was wrong to choose groovy to end that verse of “The 59th Street Bridge Song” but dilatory would have also made sense. You see, if procrastination is your style, dilatory is the word for you. It’s been describing things that cause delay since at least the 15th century, and its ancestors were hanging around with similar meanings long before that. The word’s source is dilatus, a form of the multifaceted Latin verb differre, meaning “to carry away in varying directions, spread abroad, postpone, delay, be unlike or distinct.” That verb is also an ancestor of the words different, differ, and defer—a fact we think is pretty groovy.

Now, to wrap up for this for Beaver Island Monday

Here’s a thought for the day from Mahatma Gandhi: “Our greatest ability as humans is not to change the world; but to change ourselves.”


On a lighter note: What do you call a hen that counts eggs.  A mathama-chicken. 

That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Beaver Island Monday, August 15th, 2022. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from W-V-B-I’s Langford Family Studios wishing you a great day—and asking you: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever?  And, thanks for listening. 



Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind around 5 mph.


Mostly clear, with a low around 61. North wind 5 to 10 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 79. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 59. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.


Sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.


A chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Friday Night

A chance of showers before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.


A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Saturday Night

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.


A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

Out on the Big Drink:


Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.


E wind 5 to 10 kt becoming NNE in the afternoon. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.


Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.

Fire Danger Level: High

Water Temps: White Shoal is off-line this morning, 70 in Little Traverse Bay and 69 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull Island.

Photos from Buoy Camera at station 45002