News Update

Community Calendar for Monday, November 25th, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday, November 25th, 2019.
First some news…
Waste management Committee met last Tuesday for their regular meeting. They welcomed new at large member Travis Martin as an at large member of the Committee, which brings the panel to full strength. Committee chair Paul Cole reported that St. James Township is developing a blight ordinance and seeks assistance from the transfer station and committee for the disposition of large items, such as abandoned vehicles. Paul also reported that the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians are interested in helping with the blight effort. There should be more to report on this front at the December meeting. The committee is looking at the deal Mackinac Island has with Waste Management Inc. for free roll-off containers. The Committee is also looking at a priorities list for next year. Transfer station manager Bob Marsh distributed a non -prioritized equipment needs lists. Marsh indicated he will have cost data on the Station’s proposed Three-Phase Electric Power upgrade in February.
The Committee approved a new Transfer Station/Recycling Attendant (Part-time) position description and the Committee continued to work on updating the position description for the Station Manager, as well as work on creating Performance Evaluation Policy and Procedures for all Station personnel.
Here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, the St. James Finance Committee has a meeting at the governmental center. That’s at 1:00 in the afternoon.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, Pickleball from 10 to noon at the BIC Center and then again in the afternoon from 3:30 to 5:00. And, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30 up in the Hangout. And, Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock at 7.
Wednesday evening, the Conference on Faith continues here at the BIC Center. That’ll be at 6.
And, don’t forget, Thursday is Thanksgiving. Community dinner at the Gregg Fellowship Center at 6.
Friday, 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. The 4 o’clock show is blinded by the light. It’s a rimp through Bruce Springsteen’s music through the eyes of an immigrant son in England. And, at 7, it’s the award winning Cold War. A Historical romance set in Poland. It’s rated R. Concession stand open for both movies. Trailers on the BIC Centerwebsite at bic center dot org.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the Christian Church. Times and 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.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market:
Today A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. West wind around 10 mph. Tuesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Tuesday Night Rain after 1am. Low around 37. Windy, with an east wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Wednesday Rain before 3pm, then rain and snow. High near 39. Windy, with an east wind 25 to 30 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Wednesday Night Snow, mainly before 7pm. Low around 27. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Thanksgiving Day Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Thursday Night Cloudy, with a low around 25. Friday Cloudy, with a high near 34. Friday Night Snow likely, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 27. Saturday Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Saturday Night Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 27. Sunday A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 34.
Out on the Big Drink… Today SSW wind 10 to 15 kt. A chance of rain, mainly after 3pm. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Tuesday W wind 5 to 15 kt becoming N in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 ft.
Water temps: 32 at White Shoal—dropping precipitously since yesterday when it read 41. A sensor error?? We’ll see, but White Shoal is the only station still reporting. Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: None, nada, zip. But, roads are slick this morning with a dusting of snow over the frozen wet from yesterday. . So, let’s be careful out there—especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Over the weekend, a host of them: Dan Martell, Michael McCafferty, Karl Heller, Theresa McDonough Trent Williams, Diane McDonough and Truman Left all celebrated. Laura Gillespie, Susan Valente and Carol Jansson are celebrating today. Happy Birthday to Laura, Susan and Carol and to you, too, if we missed you on the list – Happy Birthday from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center..
ON THIS DAY in 1991 Rock star Freddie Mercury dies of AIDS-related pneumonia. Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of popular rock band Queen, dies at 45. The day before he had released a statement saying that he had AIDS, after years of being dogged by rumors about his frail appearance. He called on fans to help join the ‘fight against this terrible disease.’ Also on this date in 1971 highjacker D. B. Cooper jumps from the tail stairs of a Boeing 727 while the Northwest Airline plane flies over rural Washington state. A massive search finds no trace. And, in 1963, Jack Ruby kills accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Dallas nightclub owner Ruby fires a single shot and mortally wounds Oswald as police move the accused assassin through a basement in front of gathered press and witnesses. The entire incident is captured on live TV. Oswald had been in custody for the murder of President John F. Kennedy two days before.
WORD OF THE DAY: billingsgate<> (noun) [BIL-ingz-gayt], which means coarsely abusive language. From its beginnings during the time of the Roman occupation, the Billingsgate fish market in London, England, has been notorious for the crude language that has resounded through its stalls. In fact, the fish merchants of Billingsgate were so famous for their swearing centuries ago that their feats of vulgar language were recorded in British chronicler Raphael Holinshed’s 1577 account of King Leir (which was probably William Shakespeare’s source for King Lear). In Holinshed’s volume, a messenger’s language is said to be “as bad a tongue … as any oyster-wife at Billingsgate hath.” By the middle of the 17th century, billingsgate had become a byword for foul language.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island for Monday…
Here’s a thought for the day from John Wooden: “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”
On a lighter note: Why was the car running on fumes? Because it kept passing gas.
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, November 25th, 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.