News Update

Community Calendar for Monday, May 6th, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is Kevin Boyle with the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday, May 6th, 2019.
First some news…
You may notice an increase in our young adult population this week. That’s because two college groups are on the island to study for the week. The C-M-U honors program is here with students working on a number of projects that will result in events you can attend down at the biological station and here at the BIC Center. More on that in a moment. And, out behind the Historical Society’s Print Shop Museum, you’ll see a group from Northern Michigan’s Archaeological Program excavating the ground that was beneath the Print Shop addition. That was torn down last fall to make way for an addition to the Museum that is to get started this fall. So, if you see some new faces on the island, be sure to say hello.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island …
Some special activity at the Health Center today. Pharmacist and co-owner of Central Drug Store, Jeff Steffey will be there along with former long-time owner John Ochs to meet current and prospective customers and to ‘Discover Beaver Island’! There’ll be some refreshments and giveaways. Also, Doctor Matin is back from winter travels and will be in at the Health Center today and tomorrow from 9 to 5.
Tomorrow, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program up in Carol’s hangout at the BIC Center from 10 to 11. Pickleball is taking a Hiatus this week to allow the B-I-C-S 4th and 5th get graders time to work on their play, which is this weekend. Pickleball will return next week. BICS School Board Policy Committee meets at school at 3:30 on Tuesday. Waste management at 7 on Tuesday evening at Peaine Township Hall.
On Wednesday, the Charlevoix County board is holding its regular monthly meeting here on the island at 10:30 in the Peaine Township Hall. It’s part of the opening ceremonies for the new County building out on Donegal Bay Road, where there’ll be an open house from 9 to 2. Wednesday evening, the Chamber has a Business After Hours event from 5 to 7 hosted by the Beaver Island Boat Shop. It’s a chance to get together and relax a little before the upcoming summer season takes off. There’s be light snacks. Bring your own drink.
Thursday, the Northern Lake Michigan Islands Collaborative meets at the BIC Center next Thursday from 10:30 to 2:30. Wednesday is Dr. Mann will be in at the Health Center. Call 2275 to set up an appointment. Games Galore here at the BIC Center from 1 to 4. B-I-C-S Curriculum Committee meets at school at 3:30.
Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is here at the BIC Center from 10 to 11. Friday evening, it’s time for the annual 4th and 5th grade play. This year the show is Expose’: Holiday Celebrities Tell All. It’s at 7 and sure to be lots of fun. Reserved seats are $7. Call the BIC Center to get your tickets. All proceeds go to support the 4th and 5th grade trip to Camp Hayo-Went-Ha.
Saturday, Lego Club at the library at 1. Self Defense class at 5 at the Peaine Township Hall. Here at the BIC Center, two movies: Showing at 4 it’s the Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Snarkiness will no doubt abound with lots of fun for kids and mom and dad. It’s rated PG. At 7, Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway star in Serenity. A fishing boat captain juggles facing his mysterious past and finding himself ensnared in a reality where nothing is what it seems. Kinda souns like a Beaver Island story, no? But, it’s one for grown-ups because it is R. Concession stand will be open all day Saturday with treats both for the shows and you island adventures.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse fellowship. 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.
A reminder that the Chamber is looking for suggestions for theme for this year’s Independence Day parade. Send your ideas to chamber@beaverisland.org<mailto:chamber@beaverisland.org>. You need to get them in by May 9th as the Chamber plans to make its decision soon after that.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market: Today Periods of showers, mainly before 1pm. High near 48. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Tonight Areas of frost after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. North wind around 10 mph. Tuesday Areas of frost before 7am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 51. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the afternoon. Tuesday Night Areas of frost after 2am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 32. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Wednesday A 40 percent chance of rain after 2pm. Areas of frost before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 50. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday Night Rain, mainly after 8pm. Low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
TRAFFIC: None. But, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
Now, time for a look at Phyllis’s posts for today.. ON THIS DATE in in 1961, Navy Commander Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. and NASA were reveling in his successful trip into space aboard the Freedom 7 space capsule. That made him the first American astronaut to travel into space. The suborbital flight, which lasted 15 minutes and reached a height of 116 miles into the atmosphere, was a major triumph for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
DID YOU KNOW: in Alabama bear wrestling matches are prohibited? True and still on the books. So, I guess you’ll have to go to the U-P for that.
WORD OF THE DAY: avenaceous (av-uh-NEY-shuhs) which means of or like oats. The very rare adjective avenaceous, meaning “of, like, or pertaining to oats,” is used only in botany. Avenaceous comes straight from the Latin adjective avēnāceus “made from oats,” a derivative of avēna “oats.” Avenaceous entered English in the 18th century.
Birthdays: None on our list today. But, if we missed you on that list—Happy Birthday to you from all of us at W-V-B-I and Beaver Island Community Center.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday…
Here’s a thought for the day from Alan Shepard: “You probably spend more time in planning and training and designing for things to go wrong, and how you cope with them, than you do for things to go right.”
On a lighter note…
This also from Alan Shepard: They say any landing you can walk away from is a good one.
SFX: Wah, wah, wah….
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, May 6th, 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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