News Update

Community Calendar for Monday, June 5th, 2023

The fire danger remains set at extreme on the island.  That means no outdoor fires are advisable. If you think your well-tended campfire or outdoor grill can’t cause a problem, consider the fire that started last week by Cadillac from a campfire in a ring that had been doused with water.  Or the wildfire still burning by Grayling this morning that, you guessed it, was started by a campfire.  At last report, it was about 85% contained. There have been evacuations, but right now the D-N-R doesn’t have a number.  They do say the fire has burned about 2,400 acres, an area that would be a bit less than a tenth of Beaver Island.

Now, here’s a look at what’s happening on your island…


Here’s your meeting planner for this week: St. James Planning Commission meets Tuesday at 6:00, Peaine Planning meets Wednesday at 9:00, St. Jame Finance And Administration meets Wednesday at 1:00 and B-I-C-S Committee of the whole meets at 5:30 That’s it for another meeting lite week. Additional details are in the calendar entry online.


On the fun front today, Monday movies are on tap at the BIC Center.  That’s right, it is Monday at the Movies with shows at 4:00 and 7:00. The matinee today is Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantomania. Ant-Man heads into the Quantum Realm. And you thought A-I was a big problem. It’s rated PG-13.  The 7:00 show is John Wick Chapter 4. Lots of action in this latest installment in the story of Wick.  Rated R. Both shows on the BIG Screen with the BIG Sound in the BIC Center Theater. Concession stand open for both shows. And it is Sliders Day at the Bodega while the Shamrock has all-you-can-eat pizza and salad for dinner.


Tuesday, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise program is on at 9:00 in the Hangout. Pickleball is on from 10:00 to noon on the outdoor courts over at Peaine Township Park. At the Bodega it’s Taco Tuesday.


Wednesday, the special at the Bodega on Wednesday is a Coney Dog and fries.


Thursday, C-O-A has chair Yoga set at the Peaine Township Hall for 9:30. Pickleball is 10:00 to noon on the outdoor courts at Peaine Township Park. Women’s Bible Study is on the calendar over at the Christian Church. That’s at 10:00.  And C-O-A has Bingocize, a health information game based on BINGO out at the Peaine Township Hall at 10:30. The resale shop is open from noon to 4. Story Hour with Sam at the library at 1:00. Also at 1:00, there’s Games Galore until 4:00 at the BIC Center. Meantime, it’s Chinese Day this Thursday at the Bodega and Burger and a Beer night at the Shamrock.


Friday, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is on at 9:00 up in the Hangout. The Resale Shop is open from noon to 4:00. And, Friday is Pizza Night at Dalwhinnies Eat in or take out. Just get your order in before 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, Pickleball is outdoors on the Peaine Township Park courts from 10:00 to noon. The Resale Shop will be open from noon to 4:00. Lego Club is at the library at 1:00. Building fun for all ages. And Saturday evening is a Full Moon…the Strawberry moon as we head into summer. Looking for movies on Saturday?  They’ve moved to Mondays for the summer to make way for weekend events at the BIC Center. There’s fantastic line up of shows set for June starting on Monday the 5th with Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantomania at 4:00 and John Wick Chapter 4 at 7:00. It’s Monday at the Movies starting June 5th and through the summer at the BIC Center.


Sunday there are services at the Episcopal Mission at 9:00, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse Fellowship at 10:00 and mass at Holy Cross at 12:15.


BIRTHDAYS:  Mary Kay McPherson & Sally Stebbins are celebrating today. Happy Birthday to Sally and Mary Kay, and if we missed you on the list, Happy Birthday to you too from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.

TRAFFIC:  No delays inbound or outbound to the airports. The Island beltway is running smoothly. No bridge delays. But, let’s be careful out there.

ON THIS DAY in 1956 New singing sensation Elvis Presley makes his second appearance on NBC’s ‘Milton Berle Show,’ this time to perform his single ‘Hound Dog.’ Teenagers swoon, while the older set and most critics are outraged at Presley’s indecent gyrations. Future TV gigs will film Elvis from the waist up.

WORD OF THE DAY: Our Merriam-Webster Word of the Day is yips (noun) [YIPS] which refers to a state of nervousness that affects an athlete (such as a golfer) when they’re about to make an important move or play. It is almost always used in the phrase “the yips.” When it comes to sports, yips happen. We’re not sure who coined yips; we also can’t say if this plural noun has anything to do with the singular yip, a word of imitative origin that refers to a dog’s sharp bark. What we do know is that the yips have sported their name since at least the 1930s, and that the term first appeared in golf-related contexts. Anxious for similar language? Perhaps you’re familiar with twisties, a term popularized in 2021 during the Tokyo Olympic games when gymnastics GOAT Simone Biles suffered from an affliction akin to the yips in which gymnasts experience a mental block causing loss of spatial orientation. Twisties doesn’t yet meet the Merriam Webster’s criteria for entry into the dictionary, so they’ve benched it for now.

Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday

Here’s a thought for the day from Elvis Presley: “Values are like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave ’em all over everything you do”


On a lighter note: What duty was Elvis assigned to when he joined the Army? Looking for Suspicious Minds. 

That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Beaver Island Monday, June 5thonday, 2023. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from W-V-B-I’s Langford Family Studios wishing you a great day and asking you: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening. 



Widespread haze. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.


Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Northwest wind around 10 mph becoming northeast after midnight.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Northeast wind around 10 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Northeast wind around 10 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 75. Northeast wind around 10 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 53.


Sunny, with a high near 75.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 54.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

Friday Night

A chance of showers after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.


A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.


Sunny, with a high near 77.

Fire danger level on the island is: EXTREME. No outdoor fires, no fireworks.

Out on the Big Drink…


NNW wind 5 to 10 kt becoming W in the afternoon. Widespread haze between 2pm and 3pm. Waves 1 ft or less.


N wind around 10 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.


NE wind 5 to 10 kt becoming NNW in the afternoon. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.

Water Temps: 56 in Little Traverse Bay. 59 at the mid-lake buoy.

Photos from Buoy Camera at station 45002