News Update

Community Calendar for Monday, June 24th, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday, June 24th, 2019.
First some news…
M-Live is reporting that the Lake Michigan Huron basin is expected to join the other Great Lakes with record high water levels when the numbers are in for this month. Lake Michigan-Huron has risen 1.8 inches in the past seven days and 3.5 inches this month. Heavy rain on June 20 and another widespread heavy rain early this week are dumping prodigious amounts of water into the lakes, with the ground already saturated. The rise of 1.8 inches this past week means another 1.4 trillion gallons have made their way into Lake Michigan-Huron in just seven days.
St. James Township is working on relief for homeowner’s affected by the rising waters, and looking at proposals to drain some water from Font Lake, which is also at record levels.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
Our summer exercise program gets started here at the BIC Center today. There’ll be something every day but Sunday. Yoga on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuesdays, Tai Chi and Thursdays kick boxing moves for exercise right here at the BIC Center. And, Saturdays, Self Defense exercise classes. Everything starts the week of the 24th with all classes starting at 9:30 in the McDonough’s Market Theater. And, the Artrhritis Foundation Exercise Program is running this summer, too, but at a new time so you can do Yogaas well. The new times for the Arthritis program is 10:30 to 11:30—still Tuesdays and Fridays.
Also today, Dr. Newcomb will be in at the Health Center on Monday from 9:30 to 12:30. 2275 is the number to set up an appointment.
Tuesday, the Trudy Works Memorial Golf Tournament is on. Tee times start at 9:30. You can still sign up. Check the calendar for details. Pickleball is on, too, perhaps inside at the County Building if the wet forecast holds. Courts are hot from 9:30 to 11:30. Tuesday evening, our summer Tuesday movies continue here at the BIC Center with Winder Park showing at 6:30. It’s the story of a backyard amusement park that becomes real.
Wednesday, the Whiskey Point Lighthouse is open for tours from 11 to 1 and Protar’s House is open from 1 to 3. Bingo at the Gregg Fellowship Center is on. Doors open at 6:15 for fellowship. Bingo balls start dropping at 7.
Thursday, Farmer’s Market at Paradise Bay Coffee Shop from 9 to 11. That’s out on Donnel Moor’s Road across from the municipal airport. Also Thursday, Games Galore here at the BIC Center from 1 to 4. And, the E-S-A has a meeting set for 2 at Peaine Township Hall. The E-S-A oversees the Beaver Island E-M-S operation and the Fire Department.
Friday, the Beaver Island Eco Fair gets under way with all sorts of activities. Check the calendar for details.
Lots on tap for the weekend. Lego Club at the Library at 1. Seth Bernard will be playing at Heritage Park bot Saturday and Sunday. Whiskey Point Light house open Saturday 11 to 1. Protar’s House open 1 to 3. Dave Bennett and his quartet will be here at the BIC center on Saturday evening at 8. Also Saturday evening, a Contra Dance at the Episcopal Mission and a presentation from Peter Sinclair on Climate Change at Holy Cross Hall. Both of those events start at 7.
Sunday, services at all four island churches. 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 Showers likely, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 73. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Tonight Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 54. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tuesday A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tuesday Night A chance of showers between 8pm and 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 77. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Out on the Big Drink… Today SE wind 5 to 10 kt. Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11am and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Patchy fog. Waves around 1 ft. Tonight Variable winds 5 kt or less. Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4am. Waves 1 ft or less. Tuesday SW wind 10 to 15 kt. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 7am and 2pm. Waves 1 ft or less. Water temps are finally starting to move. 51 in Little Traverse Bay. 54 down in Ludington Bay. No reading from the mid-lake buoy this morning. Those temps are up, but still dangerous if you wind up in the water for an extended period. Remember, if you go out on the big lake in a small craft, dress for the weather not the water. Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: No, nadda…zip. But, it is busier and busier downtown with every ferry arrival. Daddy Franks is open. People are biking all over including out to Paradise Bay Coffee Shop. So, let’s be careful out there.
Now a look at Phyllis’s Facebook post for today…
ON THIS DATE in 2011, New York legalizes same-sex marriage. It becomes the sixth state, and by far the largest population-wise, to do so. Thirty more states will follow until 2015, when the Supreme Court of the United States will make it legal nationally in the landmark civil rights case Obergefell v. Hodges.
DID YOU KNOW: every so often, a rumor starts on the internet that says natural redheads will become extinct by the year 2060. Lucky for gingers everywhere, this is a myth. It’s true that the gene that causes red hair is recessive, meaning that both parents must have it for their child to have red hair. However, even non-redheads can carry the red hair gene, and it can pop up unexpectedly in generations down the line. Imagine that. Everything on the internet isn’t true. Good thing you have radio to rely upon.
WORD OF THE DAY: demur (dih-MUR) which means to make objection, especially on the grounds of scruples; take exception; object. The verb demur comes via Old French demorer ultimately from Latin dēmorārī “to linger, delay, hold up,” its original, now obsolete meaning in English. In the 17th century demur acquired its usual senses in contemporary English “to object, take exception to,” and especially its legal sense “to make or interpose a demurral,” which is a pleading that admits the facts of an opponent’s proceeding but denies any entitlement to legal relief, and that also causes a delay in the proceedings until the point or pleading is settled. Demur entered English in the 13th century.
Birthdays: None on our list today for the island, but Comedian Conan O’Brien is celebrating. Happy birthday to him, and if your name is missing from our list, happy birthday to you—from all of us at W-V-B-I and Beaver Island Community Center.
Now, here’s a reminder about the PABI Summer Auction. Auction items are filling up the lobby. You can bid on a huge variety of items—from a stay at Deerwood to fishing trips to gorgeous original art…birding kits, firewood, home décor. Too much to go over here, so you’ll have to come down to the BIC Center and see it. Or, if you aren’t on the island, you can see items on the BIC Center web site starting later this week. All proceeds from the auction go to help support operation of the BIC Center and W-V-B-I.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday… Here’s a thought today from Conan O’Brien: “Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.”
On a the lighter note … What did the football say to the broken vending machine? Give me my quarter back..
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, June 24th, 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.
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