News Update

Community Calendar for Monday, June 11, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday, June 10th, 2019.
First some news…

It was a gorgeous day for B-I-C-S graduation ceremonies on Saturday.  Seven students crossed the BIC Center stage to collect their diplomas. Kai Drost, Turner, Brennan and Quinn Jones, Sveta Stebbins, Riley Williamson and Erin Wiser,  Riley was the salutatorian; Erin the valedictorian…and they each presented remarks.  Listen this afternoon after our global news at 5 for Island Reflections to hear Riley’s remarks.  We’ll present Erin’s on tomorrow’s Island Reflections at the same time.  Erin and Kai are both off to Michigan Tech this fall. Riley is going to Western. Quinn to Ferris State. Brennan to N-M-C-C.  Turner to the Boat Company.  And Sveta is taking a gap year on the island.

Now, here’s what’s happening on your island …


Tonight from 5:30 to 8 there’s a special dinner at the Shamrock to help raise money for Jessica LaFreniere.  She’s been experiencing some medical issues and the funds raised will go towards helping with some of the costs.  It’s a freewill donation, so come on out—enjoy a good meal with your island friends and help raise some money for a good cause. Also this evening, the Peaine Township Board meets at the Township Hall for their regular monthly meeting.  And the school board meets tonight as well at 7 at School. That’s at 7.


Tomorrow: Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program here at the BIC Center at 10.  That will be shifting to 10:30 the week after next, so make a note if you come down for those.  Pickleball on the outdoor courts –that’s at the municipal tennis courts—from 10 to noon.  They’ll be inside at the County Building if it rains.  Beaver Island Transportation Authority meets at noon at their headquarters across from the ferry dock.  Telecommunications advisory Committee meets at 5 at school.  And the Peaine Township Planning Commission meets at 7 out at the township hall.


Wednesday, Talking Threads Quilt Guild meets at Peaine Township Hall at 9:30.  At school at 2 on Wednesday, there’s a special party for Connie Boyle, who is retiring from our Community School after 33 years of teaching students math from simple to complex—and lots more. The entire community is invited.  Wednesday evening, it’s Bingo at the Gregg Fellowship Center. Doors open at 6:15 for fellowship.  Games start at 7.


Thursday, Pickleball outside from 10 to noon.  B-I-C-S Board Curriculum Committee meets at school at 3:30.


Friday: Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is upstairs in Carol’s Hangout here at the BIC Center from 10 to 11.  Historical Society has docent training set for 10, too, out at Peaine township hall.  If you’d like to volunteer as a docent, there’s still time.  Contact Lori at the Print Shop at 2254.



This weekend, Lego club is at the Library. That’s at 1 on Saturday.  And we have movies here at the BIC Center.  At 4 on Saturday it’s The Kid.  It’s the story of Billy the Kid through the eyes of a kid who witnesses some of his confrontations.  It’s rated R, so not for the kids. At 7, the feature film for the week is Captain Marvel.  It’s not just another super hero movie—because this time the hero is a her.  Lot’s of action, lot’s of fun. It’s rated PG-13.  Concession stand will be open with Nathan’s hot dogs, popcorn, pretzels, sweets, soda and other drinks.


Sunday, worship services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse Fellowship.  Check the calendar for details.


Here’s something to get on your calendar.  All sorts of fun exercise opportunities coming up here at the BIC Center for the summer season.  There’ll be something every day.  Yoga on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Tuesdays, Tai Chi and Thursdays—get this—kick boxing.  That’s right kick boxing moves for exercise right here at the BIC Center.  And, Saturdays, Self Defense exercise classes.  Sunday, we rest.

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:


Showers likely, mainly before 1pm. Patchy fog between 9am and 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


Mostly clear, with a low around 43. West wind 5 to 15 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 66. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers after 3am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 46. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.


Showers likely, mainly after 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 63. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Wednesday Night

Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 44. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Out on the Big Drink…



NW wind 10 to 15 kt. Showers likely before 2pm, then a slight chance of showers after 3pm. Waves 1 ft or less.


W wind 5 to 10 kt. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less


But, don’t forget.  The water is still dangerously cold. 44 in Little Traverse Bay and 38 out in the deep water at the buoy southwest of Gull Island.  So, if you are headed out on the lake in small craft—dress for the water, not the weather.

Fire Danger Level: High.

TRAFFIC: No delays inbound or outbound to the airports.  But, the island is busy with visitors and fawns are dropping all over the place—so let’s be careful out there.
Joe is in for Phyllis today for our look at history, little known facts and a word of the day…

ON THIS DATE in 2007, HBO’s crime-family drama wraps up its sixth and final season with the closing scene abruptly cutting to black. The ending will leave many of the show’s 12 million viewers puzzled as to whether lead character Tony Soprano is dead or alive—or wondering if their cable got whacked.

DID YOU KNOW: the longest wedding veil was the same length as 63.5 football fields? When Maria Paraskeva, a woman from Cyprus, got married in August 2018, her goal wasn’t just to say “I do.” She was also determined to set a record. She fulfilled her dream by wearing a lace veil that stretched 22,843 feet and 2.11 inches.
WORD OF THE DAY: Delphic (DEL-fik) oracular; obscure; ambiguous. English Delphic comes via Latin Delphicus from the Greek adjective Delphikós, a derivative of the plural noun Delphoí, the name of the inhabitants of Delphi and of the historic city itself. Delphic entered English at the end of the 16th century.
Birthdays:  Brett Maudrie is celebrating today.  Happy birthday to Brett.  And, to you to if we missed you on our list—Happy Birthday from all of us at W-V-B-I and Beaver Island Community Center.
A program note for you…  We’ve added a new show here at WVBI.  It’s the Beaver Island Birding Report with hosts Pam Grassmick and Donna Hardenburg.  Hard to find better experts than these two ladies on the birds of Beaver Island.  If you missed their first show on Friday, you can hear it as podcast.  Just go to W-V-B-I dot net and click on the podacasts menu at the top.  And listen again this Friday after for this week’s show at 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30. They’ll be passing along bird watching tips as well as information on the many birds that visit our island archipelago or make it their home.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday…


Here’s a thought for the day: “Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn’t really matter.”


On a the lighter note …


I’m sure you’ve heard of Murphy’s Law, but how about Cole’s Law? No?  It’s thinly sliced cabbage.

SFX: Clock Chime….
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, June 10th, 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.