News Update

Community Calendar for Monday, August 6th, 2018

Today is Monday, August 6th, 2018. I’m Kevin Boyle, with today’s W-V-B-I Community Calendar.
Now, some news…
Big storms yesterday brought lots of rain and did some equipment damage. Took us off the air with damage to some PCs and also knocking out the internet service we use at our transmitter site. Reports of damage to appliances and PCs around the island.
Two big summer events wrapped up this weekend. The Water|Ways exhbit out at Whiskey Point in the St. James Township Hall and Baroque on Beaver. Both closed out with something blue. Water|Ways with a special showing of the Blue Planet II premiere episode here at the BIC Center and Baroque with Baroque in Blue over at the Community School.
ACTUALITY: Raphsody in Blue Practice.mp3
But, summer fun is far from over here on Beaver Island. This week there is a robotics camp at the school with a competition planned for Friday. There’s a new Music on the Porch event planned for Tuesday…and, homecoming weekend is coming up with lots of music around the island to go with it including Trina Hamlin right here at the BIC Center…
So, speaking of plenty of summer left….here’s what’s happening on your island…
It’s Monday, so basic Yoga here at the BIC Center at 9:30 followed by Therapeutic at 11. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program also here at 10. On Tuesday at 10, the computer doc is in here at the BIC Center. Pat Bonadeo will be here to help with PC, tablet and smartphone issues. And, while Pat is fixing tech downstairs in the McDonald Welcome Center, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program starts upstairs in Carol’s Hangout. That starts at 10, too.
Also on Tuesday, Music on the Porch…Gets Serious? Yep. Ivan Gerrish is bringing his trio to the island and will play music from Beethoven, Mozart and other greats at the St. James Episcopal mission Tuesday evening at 7:30.
Wednesday, Restorative Yoga at the BIC Center at 9:30. And, also Wednesday, the Peaine Township Board meets at their township hall. Agenda and other info on the Peaine Township website at Peaine T-W-P dot org. Also Wednesday evening, BINGO at the Gregg Fellowship Center. As always, doors open at 6:15 for fellowship. Games start at 7.
On Thursday, Farmer’s Market out at the Paradise Bat Coffee Shop. That’s across from the Township Airport on Donnel Moore’s Lane. With garden’s coming in, there’ll be more vendors than ever with lots of great produce. Time to reap what’s been sowed. Plus, fresh bread, sweets, jams, jellies and home canned goods. Friday, Basic Yoga here at the BIC Center at 9:30 and Arthritis Exercise Program at 10. Also here at the BIC Center, Art in the Harbor out front on the sidewalk. You can shop the work of local artisans and grab a snack from 10 to 2. Again, that’s Friday. And, as we noted earlier, Trina Hamlin will be bringing her outstanding repertoire of blues, folk, pop and rock to the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater here at the BIC Center. Show is at 8. Tickets available now at the BIC Center front desk or with a quick call to 231-448-20222. While you’re at it, you can also pick up tickets for The Way Down Wanderers. They’ll be here on August 31st at 8.
Also Friday at 1:30 ove rat the Community School there’ll be a robot competition. It’s called Mars Rover. You’ll get to see teams from the b-i-robot Robotics Camp compete against each other in a mission on Mars.
On Saturday, Lego Club at the Library. Two movies here at the BIC Center. Isle of Dogs is at 3. It’s animation like you’ve never seen before with a great story about a biy and his lost dog. And at 7, from Steven Spielberg, it’s Ready Player One. That’s a virtual reality hunt for a very real treasure. Both films are rated PG-13.
You can find more information on all of these events and everything else we know about that’s happening on the island at calendar dot w-v-b-I dot net. 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. Post it there. Hear it here. See it on the digital signage around town and across—and on other Beaver Island websites. It’s one and done with the W-V-B-I – BIC Center Community Calendar.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at Powers Hardware:
Today A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly cloudy. Not quite as warm as Sunday–high near 75. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tonight A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers between 8pm and 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. North wind around 5 mph. Overnight, some clouds. Low around 59. Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
OUT ON THE BIG DRINK: Today SW wind around 10 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Waves around 1 ft. Tuesday NNW wind 5 to 10 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves around 1 ft. At 7 this morning at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of W-V-B-I – the weather station was offline, but out at Whiskey Point it was already 72. Winds light mostly out of the west. Humidity 95%. Dew point 70. Pressure 29 point 5-4 and rising. Around the island at 8, it was 71 at McCauley’s Point and on Greene’s Bay, already 73 on Lake G and no report from our transmitter site. The storm yesterday took out the phone and internet.
Looking out on Paradise Bay at 7 from the Hodgson Enterprises W-V-B-I BIC Center webcam—just a few ripple out there under a cloudy sky. Dock nice and dry.
TRAFFIC: None. But it gets busy downtown when the ferries come in. And, lots of folks strolling about for concerts and at the beach. So let’s be careful down there and take it easy running up and down East and West Side Drives.
No post yet from Phyllis for today, so we’ll go with Sunday’s post. ON AUGUST 5th in 1957, American Bandstand goes national. In the late 1950s, when television and rock and roll were new and when the biggest generation in American history was just about to enter its teens, it took a bit of originality to see the potential power in this now-obvious combination. The man who saw that potential more clearly than any other was a 26-year-old native of upstate New York named Dick Clark, who transformed himself and a local Philadelphia television program into two of the most culturally significant forces of the early rock-and-roll era.
American Bandstand aired five days a week in live national broadcast until 1963, when the show moved west to Los Angeles and began a 24-year run as a taped weekly program with Dick Clark as host.
That show gave us Casy Kassim’s American Top 40, which in turn inspired W-V-B-I’s own Top Ten + Five, which you can hear right here on Saturday mornings at 10 and Wednesday evenings at 7.
Phyllis asks: DID YOU KNOW THAT Maine is the only state a one-syllable name? Now, how many states are running through your head as you double check that fact? WORD OF THE DAY: robot (rōˈbŏtˌ, -bət), which means a mechanical device that sometimes resembles a human and is capable of performing a variety of often complex human tasks on command or by being programmed in advance. Or, a person who works mechanically without original thought, especially one who responds automatically to the commands of others. Robot comes from Czech, from robota, which means compulsory labor; akin to Old High German arabeit trouble, Latin orbus orphaned. It entered English in 1922.

Birthdays: Over the weekend: Ethan Brisette on Saturday and Dave Bousquet, Alexis Cofffell and Bryan Ballard on Sunday. Today, Carol Burton. Happy birthday to all of them. And if its your birthday and we missed you on our list, happy birthday to you as well.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday…
Here’s a thought for day: “When push comes to shove…don’t.”
On a lighter note:
Why was the robot angry?
Because someone kept pushing his buttons.
SFX: (wah, wah, waaaaah)
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, August 6th, 2018.
I’m Kevin Boyle at W-V-B-I‚ the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking you: why not make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.