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Community Calendar for Monday, November 11th, 2019

This is the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday, November 11th, 2019.
Here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today is Veteran ‘s Day, remembering all veterans and the end of the war to end all wars at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. The AMVETs will help us all remember with a special ceremony at B-I-C-S at 11. The entire community is invited to join in the remembrance in the school gym. Two meetings next Monday. B-I-C-S Board is meeting at 7 at school. Peaine Township board meets at 7 in the Township hall. Both of those are regular monthly meetings.
Next Tuesday, Pickleball from 10 to noon here at the BIC Center. And, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30 up in the Hangout. B-I-A has a board meeting planned for Next Tuesday. 4 in the administrative conference room at school. All members are welcome to attend as well as the general public. Next, Tuesday evening, Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock. That’ll be at 7. And the Peaine Township Planning Commission has a meeting set for 7 at the township hall. On the agenda: Review and approval of the Recreation Plan Map to send to the Peaine Township Board and next steps for recreational marijuana ordinance.
Next Wednesday, the Historical Society’s Picnic at the Point series concludes for 2019. Noon out at Whiskey Point. Topic is a review of a very busy year for the Historical Society and probably a peak ahead at next year—plus, maybe a construction update. Footings are in for the addition and the plan remains to have it under roof before year-end. Discover Beaver Island Planning Group has their monthly meeting set for next Wednesday at 5. They are working on developing and coordinating events for next year. They hatched the team that built the Irish Festival and are working on another event to add for next year. Be part of the planning if you are interested. All are welcome. Chamber director Paul Cole will lead the session. Also, next Wednesday evening, the Conference on Faith continues here at the BIC Center. That’ll be at 6.
Next Thursday, Games Galore here at the BIC Center from 1 to 4. And, the B-I-C-S Curriculum Committee meets at 3:30 at school.
Friday, Pickleball 10 to noon here at the BIC Center. And, also today at the BIC Center, Arthritis Foundation exercise program up in the Ray and Ann Stanhope Hangout. That’s at 10:30.
Saturday, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Movies at the BIC Center, too: Angry Birds 2 at 4. Get your slingshot ready. And at 7. It’s the Peanut Bytter Falcon with Sheia LeBeouf, Dakota Jjohnson and Zack Gottsagen. There’s a great story behind this film. It was developed and written with Zack Gottsagen in mind—and with his active input. He’s an actor with Downs Syndrome. The result is a fantastic movie experience you don’t want to miss. Concession stand will be open for snacks or a meal. Or both. Trailers on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the Christian Church. Times and details are on the calendar.
A reminder that the Health Center is looking for two members for its board. Details in the Calendar. Applications are due by November 14.
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:
With all the clouds out there we likely won’t gert to see it directly—but mercury is making a transit of the sun today from our point of view today. Lots of places to watch on the web. And, listen for a special edition of the Storyteller’s Nightsky for more oon the transit.
Today Snow showers likely. Patchy blowing snow after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. North wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around 2 inches. Tonight Snow showers likely, mainly before 1am. Patchy blowing snow before 9pm. Cloudy, with a low around 14. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches. Tuesday Snow showers likely, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22. Northwest wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Wednesday Snow showers, mainly after 1pm. High near 31. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Wednesday Night Snow showers. Low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Thursday A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Friday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Saturday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Saturday Night A chance of rain and snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Sunday A chance of rain and snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 39.
Out on the Big Drink… Today NE wind around 10 kt. Snow likely, mainly after 4pm. Waves around 1 ft. Tuesday NW wind 15 to 20 kt. Snow likely, mainly before 1pm. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Water temps: They are dropping. 48 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull. 40 at White Shoal. Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: None, nada, zip. But, let’s be careful out there—especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: On this Veterans Day Ryann Turner and Mike Bailey along with my friend Meg Roggensack are all celebrating—happy birthday to each of them — and the Marine Corps had its birthday this weekend. Happy birthday to the Marines and to you to if w emissed you on our list.
ON THIS DAY at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiégne, France. The First World War left nine million soldiers dead and 21 million wounded, with Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, France, and Great Britain each losing nearly a million or more lives. In addition, at least five million civilians died from disease, starvation, or exposure.
World War I was known as the “war to end all wars” because of the great slaughter and destruction it caused. Unfortunately, the peace treaty that officially ended the conflict—the Treaty of Versailles of 1919—forced punitive terms on Germany that destabilized Europe and laid the groundwork for World War II.
WORD OF THE DAY: armistice (AHR-muh-stus) which means temporary stopping of open acts of warfare by agreement between the opponents : truce. Armistice descends from Latin sistere, meaning “to come to a stand” or “to cause to stand or stop,” combined with arma, meaning “weapons.” An armistice, therefore, is literally a cessation of arms. Armistice Day is the name that was given to the holiday celebrated in the United States on November 11 before it was renamed Veterans Day by Congress in 1954. The original name refers to the agreement between the Allied Powers and Germany to end hostilities that constituted the First World War—an agreement designated to take effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island for Monday …
Here’s a thought for the day: “Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”
On a lighter note: What did the sun say to the tree? Why do you always throw shade when I’m around
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, November 11th, 2019. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from 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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