News Update

Community Calendar for Monday, November 14th, 2022

On Friday afternoon over in Charlevoix someone drove a truck into Round Lake.  The driver survived the incident and was taken to Charlevoix Hospital for treatment.  Later, there was quite the show as a crane pulled the truck from the water. The accident occurred on Round Lake in front of Ward’s Marina near Charlevoix’s Veterans Park. No cause has been reported.

 

On the Island Friday, the AMVETS celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony in the gym at school.  Post commander Dan Burton led the event that included a look at the history of the post and service of its members from Alvin LaFreniere and Sheri Richards leading everyone in singing God Bless America.

 

Then, yesterday, the island remembered the tragic loss of five lives when an Island Airways flight crashed while landing on the island.

 

Outside this week you can take in the Leonid’s meteor shower, which peaks in the wee hours of Friday morning with 15 to 20 meters per hour.  There are viewing tips in the Dark Sky calendar at dark sky island dot org.

 

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

 

Your meeting planner for the week: School Board meets Monday at 6:30. Waste Management Committee meets Tuesday at 1:30. B-I-A Board meets Tuesday at 4:00. St. James Public Works Committee meets Wednesday at 11:00. Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee meets Thursday at 4:30. Library Board meets at 5:00. That’s it for the week. Meeting locations and additional details are in the calendar entries online.

 

On the fun front today, Monday, the C-O-A has Chair Yoga set for the BIC Center at 10:00 this morning. 

 

Tuesday, Pickleball is on at 10:00, in the Theater here at the BIC Center where it will be through the winter. And the Arthritis Foundation Exercise program is on at 10:30 in the Hangout.

 

Wednesday, Chair Yoga is upstairs in the Hangout at the BIC Center at 10:00. Then, C-O-A BINGO is on up in the Hangout at 1:00. And then at 5:00, the COA will be serving up their Thanksgiving Dinner while, over at the Shamrock, the annual Hunter’s Dinner starts at 6:00. It’s the Wildlife Club’s big fundraiser for the year.  Also, this schedule note: Time for Art is off this week for the C-O-A Thanksgiving Dinner and next week so all can get ready for Thanksgiving.

 

Thursday, Pickleball is from 10 to noon inside here at the BIC Center.  Senior Tai Chi is at 10:00 in the Hangout. At 1:00 at the library, there’s Story Hour. Also, at 1:00, Games Galore is on in the Hangout at the BIC Center. At school at 3:30 the Elks are sponsoring a Hoops Shoot fundraiser for the sports teams at school.  Thursday evening, Euchre is on tap at the Whiskey Point Brewery. Cards hit the table at 7:00.

 

Friday, at the BIC Center, Chair Yoga is at 10:00 in the Hangout. Pickleball is from 10 to noon in the theater, moving to their Tuesday, Thursday Friday winter schedule. Also Friday, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is up in the Hangout at 10:30.

 

On Saturday, Story Hour at the library at 10:00. Saturday afternoon the matinee at the BIC Center is The Bad Guys. It’s the story of bad guys gone good. Rated PG. Showtime is 4:00.  The evening show at 7:00 is Three Thousand Years of Longing. It’s rated R and has great reviews and answers the question what do you do with three wishes.  As always, the Concession Stand will be open for snacks, a meal or both. Trailers are in the calendar entries and on the BIC Center website. No admission charge for movies at the BIC Center, but your freewill donation helps keep the movies coming. 

 

Sunday, there are services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church, and the Lighthouse fellowship.  Times and more details are in the calendar.

 

BIRTHDAYS:  Father Pat Cawley and McKenna Turner are celebrating today. Happy Birthday to McKenna and Father Pat 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.  [And, a reminder that if you aren’t on the list, let Deb Robert know over at B-I-C-S.  Her 4th through 6th-grade class will be busy making the 2023 Birthday Calendars soon.]

TRAFFIC:  No delays inbound or outbound to the airports. But, in town it is busy around the dock when the ferry arrives with hunting traffic.  And lots of visitors around and deer dashing to hide from them. So, let’s be careful out there.

ON THIS DAY in 1969 Apollo 12 takes off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the second manned mission to the moon. Aboard are astronauts aboard: Charles Conrad, Jr.; Richard Gordon, Jr.; and Alan Bean. A few days later, Conrad and Bean will become the third and fourth persons to walk on the moon’s surface. As it happens, the first launch to return humans to the moon is planned for Wednesday. Artemis 1 is scheduled to lift off on a test flight to the moon—no humans on board or landing—but it is the first step on the path back.

WORD OF THE DAY: Our Merriam Webster word of the day is magnanimous (adjective) [mag-NAN-uh-mus], which is means “having or showing a generous and kind nature.” When you see anima, animus, or a similar formation in a word, it’s often an indicator of something alive, lively, or spirited. Something described as animated is full of life, for example, and the word animal refers to a living thing. The Latin word anima means “breath” or “soul” and animus means “spirit.” In magnanimous, animus is joined by the Latin word magnus, meaning “great.” Basically meaning “greatness of spirit,” magnanimity is the opposite of selfishness. A truly magnanimous person can lose without complaining and win without gloating, and angry disputes can sometimes be resolved when one side makes a magnanimous gesture toward the other.

Now, to wrap up for this for Beaver Island Monday…

Here’s a thought for the day from Apollo 12 astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean: “We knew it was going to be difficult to get to the moon. We didn’t know how difficult.”

 

On a lighter note:  How do you send pop to an astronaut?  With a bottle rocket.

That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Beaver Island Monday, November 14th, 2022. 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. 

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Today

A slight chance of snow showers before 10am, then a chance of snow showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Calm wind.

Tuesday

Rain and snow showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 37. East wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Tuesday Night

Rain and snow showers, mainly before 4am. Low around 30. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Wednesday

A chance of rain and snow showers before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of snow showers after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 26.

Thursday

Rain and snow showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday Night

Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23.

Friday

Rain and snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.

Friday Night

A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Breezy.

Saturday

Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Breezy.

Saturday Night

A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Breezy.

Sunday

A chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 36. Breezy.

Out on the Big Drink:

Today

Variable winds 5 kt or less. A chance of snow, mainly after 1pm. Waves 1 ft or less.

Tuesday

ENE wind 10 to 15 kt. Snow, possibly mixed with rain. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

Wednesday

NE wind 10 to 15 kt becoming N in the afternoon. A chance of rain and snow showers. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

Fire Danger Level: Low

Water Temps: 46 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull Island with waves less than a foot. 42 at White Shoal. No reading from Little Traverse Bay.

Photos from Buoy Camera at station 45002

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