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Community Calendar for Monday, February 10th, 2020

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday, February 10th, 2020.
Here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, School Board and Peaine Township Board meet. Both meetings at 7. School Board at School. Peaine Board out at the Township hall.
Tomorrow Tuesday, Pickleball at the BIC Center 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Hangout here at the BIC Center from 10:30 to 11:30. Beaver Island Transportation Authority holds its regular monthly meeting at noon at their H-Q across from the ferry dock. The Waste Management Committee has set a Special Meeting on Blight for 2 next Tuesday at Peaine Township hall. They are going to collect public input on how the Transfer Station can work with the Townships to deal with junk cars, boats, equipment and other debris on the island and start developing a plan on how they can assist and encourage residents to legally take care of such junk. Use of car crusher will also be discussed. Day ends with Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock. Pucks hit the boards at 7.
Wednesday, Everything to do with Needles at the Peaine Township Hall. 9:30 to noon every Wednesday through spring. And, the monthly Discover Beaver Island Meeting is set for 5 at the Peaine Township Hall.
Thursday, Pickleball is on at the BIC Center from 10:00 to noon. Resale shop is open for winter hours on Thursdays from noon to 4. Also, Games Galore up in the Ray and Ann Stanhope Hangout from 1 to 4. And, Thursdays are Euchre Nights at Stoney. Cards hit the table at 7.
Friday, Island Basketball squads are away at Maplewood. If you want to tag along, check with Kerry at school about space on the plane.
Also Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is on up in the hangout from 10:30 to 11:30. Island Treasures open noon to 4.
Saturday, kicks of the Beaver Island Winter Carnival. Ice fishing, candlelit walks, snow sculptures, blind snowmobile races and more. We’ll get Chamber President Paul Cole in here in the next day or so to talk about it all. Check the calendar for details in the meantime. Also Saturday, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Then, the resale is open from noon to 4. For visitors and you, too, if you like, we’ll have a special showing of Home on the Island as part of the Winter Carnival events at 1. And, February is Classic Movie Matinee month at the BIC Center with a series of Hollywood classics selected by our audience. The show this week is State Fair AT 4 on Saturday. It’s another Rogers & Hammerstein classic about, you guessed it, the best state fair in the state. It’s rated “approved” in the standards of the day, so good for the whole family. At 7, it’s the story of Linda Ronstadt on the Big Screen with the Big Sound. Linda Ronstadt The Sound of My Voice with all her classics and a great story to go with them. Rated PG-13. Concession stand will be open for snacks, a meal or both. Trailers are on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the Christian Church. Times and details are on the calendar.
And, a reminder to you photographers out there—that time is running out to get your three best shots in for this year’s Everyone’s an Artists photography contest being organized by Lois Stipp and the Beaver Island Gallery. Deadline is the 15th. Contest details are on the calendar.
You can find more information on all of these events and everything else that’s happening on the island at calendar dot w-v-b-I dot net.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market:
Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Tuesday A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 30. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Wednesday A 30 percent chance of snow showers after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Wednesday Night A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 8. Thursday A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 13. Thursday Night A chance of snow showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. Friday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19. Friday Night A chance of snow showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Saturday Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Breezy. Saturday Night Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Sunday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.
TRAFFIC: Island beltway running smoothly, bridges clear. No delays inbound or outbound to the airports. Kings Highway pretty much clear and dry. But everything else has snow and ice. And it’s slick. So, let’s be careful. Especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Today, Elizabeth Pop. Over the weekend Linda McDonough and Joe Williams celebrated on Sudany and Beth Crosswhite turned 29 on Saturday. Happy birthday to each and every one of them and, f we missed you on the list today, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DAY 1957 Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the best-selling “Little House” series of children’s novels based on her childhood on the American frontier, dies at age 90 in Mansfield, Missouri.
The “Little House” books have been translated into dozens of languages and continue to be read by legions of fans. The books also inspired a hit TV series, “Little House on the Prairie,” which originally aired from 1974 to 1982 and starred Melissa Gilbert as the plucky Laura and Michael Landon as her father Charles.
After Laura Ingalls Wilder died in 1957, her longtime Missouri home, Rocky Ridge Farm, became a museum. (
WORD OF THE DAY: debonair (deb-uh-NAIR) which means: 1 : suave, urbane 2 : lighthearted, nonchalant In Anglo-French, someone who was genteel and well-brought-up was described as deboneire—literally “of good family or nature” (from the three-word phrase de bon aire). When the word was borrowed into English in the 13th century, it basically meant “courteous,” a narrow sense now pretty much obsolete. Today’s debonair incorporates charm, polish, and worldliness, often combined with a carefree attitude (think James Bond). And yes, we tend to use this sense mostly, though not exclusively, of men. The “carefree” characteristic of a debonair person influenced the modern “lighthearted, nonchalant” sense of the word, as illustrated by film critic Owen Gleiberman: “It wouldn’t be wrong to call Ocean’s Eleven a trifle, but it’s a debonair trifle made with high-wire effrontery, the kind that can’t be faked. This giddy and glancing charade is one of the most sheerly pleasurable movies to come out this year….” (
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday…
Here’s a thought for the “Don’t be afraid to be open minded. Your brain isn’t going to fall out.”
And, on a lighter note: Why did the continents split up? They were drifting apart, so they decided to keep things strictly tectonic..
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, February 10th, 2020. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.

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