News Update

Community Calendar for Monday, February 25th, 2019

Today is Monday, February 25th, 2019.  I’m Kevin Boyle, with today’s W-V-B-I Community Calendar.
First some news…


Brief power outages last night and more snow are the only reports we have of the impact of yesterday’s and this morning’s blizzard event.  It was pretty wicked outside for a good stretch starting about 5 yesterday, especially on the west side of the island. Cold weather will continue through the week with another storm on the horizon for next weekend.


Here’s what’s happening on your Emerald Isle…


Tomorrow, Pickle Ball from 9:30 to 11:30 here at the BIC Center. Also, Arhritis Foundation Exercise Program from 10 to 11.  That’s upstairs in Carol’s Hangout. Tuesday evening: Laddies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock.


Wednesday, the Titan Challenge is on for a team from BICS.  They’ll compete with other teams around the state in planning business strategy for a virtual business.  Also, Talking Threads Quilt Guild at Praine Township hall.  That’s at 9:30 in the morning.


Thursday, more Pickle Ball at the BIC Center.  9:30 to 11:30 in the McDonough’s Market Theater. Games Galore in Carol’s Hangout from 1 to 4.  Emergancy Services Authority has a meeting planned for Thursday afternoon at 2 at Peaine Township Hall. Thursday evening at 7, Euchre over at Stoney.


Friday evening, it’s the annual alumni basketball tournament and crockpock chili cook off over at school.  We’ll have details later this week, but mark your calendar now and plan to be there at 5 for great food and great fun.


Saturday: Lego club at the Library at 1:00.  Special presentations at the BIC Center starting at 3.  The BICS robotics team will be there with a series of events on the upcoming FIRST robotics competition season.  The games this year are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program’s first human landing on the moon, so the team is showing a NOVA documentary on Apollo 8 at 3 and the feature film First Man about Neil Armstrong—the first person to set foot on the moon—at 7.  In between, they’ll present live telecasts of the first weekend of Destination Deep Space competition events from around the world on the big screen in the McDonough’s Market Theater and show you the robot they’ve built to compete in this year’s events.


Also over at the community school,  BI Fit is almost set to begin operations. Mark your calendar for March 4th for that.  But, you have to be a member to use the facility. Membership registration packets are available now at the BICS office or at the BI Fit tab on the Beaver Island Community School website ( Get a membership packet to fill out today so you can start exercising on March 4th!

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.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market:



Snow showers likely, mainly before 1pm. Patchy blowing snow before 11am. Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 9. Wind chill values as low as -15. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.


A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around -2. Wind chill values as low as -18. Northwest wind around 10 mph.


Partly sunny, with a high near 11. Wind chill values as low as -18. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night

A chance of snow showers before 8pm, then snow likely, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -4. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the evening. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.


Snow likely, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 20. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7.


[MARINE FORECAST: The harbor is still frozen.  No waves.  Good ice fishing.]


TRAFFIC:  No issues. Other than snow on top of packed ice making things slippery.  So, let’s be careful out there.  Especially in the school zone.

ON THIS DATE  in 1828, John Adams, son of President John Quincy Adams, marries his first cousin and inadvertently follows a pattern of keeping marriages within the family.


John Adams’ grandfather, President John Adams, had married his third cousin, Abigail Smith. Intermarriage skipped a generation with John Quincy Adams, who married a non-relative. But, at 25 years old, John Quincy’s second-eldest son, John, married his first cousin on his mother’s side, 22-year-old Mary Catherine Hellen, in a private ceremony at the White House.


DID YOU KNOW THAT a pregnant goldfish is called a twit?

WORD OF THE DAY (from Phyllis): evenfall (EE-vuhn-fawl) which means twilight; dusk; the beginning of evening. Evenfall, “the beginning of evening, dusk,” from its very look is a poetic word. It is reasonable to assume, but impossible to prove, that evenfall was modeled on the earlier nightfall (1700). Evenfall entered English in the 19th century.

Don’t forget about the Ice Classic going on now.  You might think the buoy has blown over to Northcutt, but it is still out there by the ferry dock. Make the best prediction of when the buoy goes through the ice and you’ll take home half the entry fees. You can buy your entry here at the BIC Center. Details on the web at bic center dot org.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday…

Here’s a thought for the day from naturalist John Muir: “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”


On a lighter note…

Why did superman cross the road?

The chicken flew off with his cape.

SFX: Studio Bell
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, February 25th,  2019.


I’m Kevin Boyle at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of 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.