News Update

Community Calendar for Monday, November 21st, 2022

Our end of week snowstorm didn’t deliver quite as much snow to the island as predicted—more like 5 to 8 inched instead of a foot—but it shut air travel down for much of Wednesday through Saturday, snarled travel on the mainland, brought hours of whiteout conditions and caught lots of folks off guard and not quite ready for winter. East Grand Rapids was the snow accumulation winner with almost 31 inches of snow. Some locations between Charlevoix and Gaylord, mostly in the hills, got nearly as much. East Jordan recorded 24 inches. Traverse City got 17 inches.


This week will be a mixed bag with temps well above freezing by Thanksgiving, but dropping into the icebox overnight.


Connie Boyle has once again organized a toy drive to make sure all kids have something under the Christmas tree. There are collection boxes at the airports, the BIC Center and other locations around town.  Don’t wrap them up.  Just drop new toys off at any location.  There are more details in the calendar entry online.


Here are a pair of special Holiday events to add to your calendar.  On Thursday, December 1st there’ll be s stocking stuffer sleigh ride from the BIC Center out to the lighthouse with goodies available at the pocket gardens that have been decorated by community groups. The ride will stop at the Community Christmas tree for a tree lighting ceremony and then wind up at the BIC Center for hot cocoa and treats.  And, on December 11th join us at the BIC Center for a full day of Christmas events including cookie decorating, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and a special holiday concert. Things get underway at 1:00 and the concert starts at 4.


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


Your meeting planner for the week: Just one this week.  The Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee meets Tuesday at 4:20 at the BIC Center in a special make-up meeting on Tuesday after missing their regular meeting due to weather. Meeting 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. C-O-A Bingo and Time for Art are off this week for so all can get ready for Thanksgiving.


Thursday, is Thanksgiving.  Tune in to W-V-B-I for a soundtrack for the day infused with special holiday music and programs.  You can add your own special holiday greeting to the mix at


Friday, at the BIC Center, Pickleball is from 10 to noon in the theater.  No Chair Yoga or Arthritis Foundation Exercise program.


On Saturday, Story Hour at the library at 10:00. Saturday afternoon the matinee at the BIC Center is Lyle, Lyle Crocodile. Based on the long-time favorite children’s book, it tells the story of a Crocodile living in Manhattan. Rated PG.  Great fun for the whole family. Showtime is 4:00.  The evening show at 7:00 is the Northman. A young Viking prince is on a quest to avenge his father’s murder, adopting a drive and persona that is representative of the Northmen on Beaver Island. Action and adventure ensue. Plus, Nicole Kidman. And animal skins. It’s rated R.  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:   We missed some while your Community Calendar reporter was stuck on the other side. Kevin Gillespie, Sy Engelsman and Linda Wearn celebrated Wednesday. Cathy Jones celebrated Thursday. My daughter Emily Boyle was blowing out the candles Friday.  Over the weekend, Penny Young and Alex Kuligoski had Saturday and Vince Bellman Sunday. Today, Skylar Marsh, Connie Wojan and Jim Bontrager are celebrating. Happy Birthday to Connie, Skylar, Penny, Emily, Cathy, Linda, Jim, Vince, Alex, Sy and Kevin 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. 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 1934 a 17-year-old Ella Fitzgerald goes to New York’s Apollo Theater to dance on stage for Amateur Night, but opts to sing instead. She wins the competition with her renditions of Hoagy Carmichael’s ‘Judy’ and the Boswell Sisters’ ‘The Object of My Affection,’ and an American music legend begins. On this day image

WORD OF THE DAY: Our Merriam Webster word of the day is temerity (noun) [tuh-MAIR-uh-tee], which is means “unreasonable or foolhardy contempt of danger or opposition”; it is a synonym of both rashness and recklessness. Temerity can also refer to a rash or reckless act. When you’re feeling saucy, there’s no shortage of words in the English language you can use to describe the particular flavor of your metaphorical sauce, from audacity and effrontery to the Yiddish-derived fan favorite chutzpah. If we may be so bold, let us also suggest temerity: it comes from the Latin temere, meaning “recklessly” or “haphazardly,” and is good for suggesting boldness even in the face of danger or likely punishment. Temerity is a formal word, rarely used in casual writing or conversation, but provided you have the cheek to flout this convention, you may be thinking “what have I got to lose?”

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

Here’s a thought for the day from Ella Fitzgerald: “It isn’t where you came from, it’s where you’re going that counts.”


On a lighter note:  What do you call discounted sushi? A raw deal.

That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Beaver Island Monday, November 21st, 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. 



Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Breezy, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.


Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.


A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 10am, then a slight chance of rain showers. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Southwest wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light west after midnight.


Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

Thanksgiving Day

A 50 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 31.


A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.


Partly sunny, with a high near 44.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.


Partly sunny, with a high near 42.

Out on the Big Drink:

Today-Gale Warning in Effect

WSW wind 20 to 30 kt becoming NW in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Waves 10 ft subsiding to 4 ft.


NW wind 15 to 20 kt becoming WNW 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 ft.


SSW wind 15 to 20 kt. A slight chance of showers between 9am and noon. Waves 2 to 4 ft.

Tuesday Night

W wind 5 to 15 kt. Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 ft.


WSW wind 5 to 10 kt becoming S in the afternoon. Partly sunny. Waves around 1 ft.

Fire Danger Level: Low

Water Temps: 44 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull Island with 10 to 11 foot waves. 42 at White Shoal. No reading from Little Traverse Bay.