News Update

Community Calendar for Monday, October 14th, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday, October 14th, 2019.
First some news…
Health Center Board Member Bill Johnson announced Friday that Dental Clinics North has hired a new Dentist for Beaver Island. Dr. Ralph Koolstra will join D-C-N this week and is expected to start seeing patients in November. He has to complete a credentialing process first, so they aren’t taking appointments just yet, but expect to start doing that soon.
In sports, the islander soccer squad ended their regular season in 2nd place after beating Hannahville last Thursday. That gave them a bye for the first tournament round this weekend up on Mackinac. Their first game this weekend was against Hannahville and they beat them 6-1. Next, the played Munising Baptist for the championship. Munising was undefeated for the season so that was a tough match. While the islanders lost 2-0, this was a huge improvement from the beginning of the season when they lost to them 9-2. Plus, the Islanders had to back to back games.. They brought home the 2nd place trophy for the Northern Lights League tournament. Way to go Islanders!
St James Township is seeking applications for a trustee for the Beaver Island Transportation Authority board. The appointment is for the remainder of the current term through September 2021. You must be a St. James resident for this position. To apply, submit a letter of interest explaining how you’d carry out the responsibilities—check the post on the calendar or the St. James website for a list of those— of a board member and how your individual skills will benefit BITA. Letters must be submitted by email to: Supervisor Kathleen McNamara,<>
And, the Health Center is also looking for two members for its board. Terms are for three years. You can apply by sending a letter of interest to the Health Center, or send it by email to contact-us at B-I rural health dot org (<>). Your letyter should include a brief summary of your background, your qualifications, and your vision for the Health Center. Applications are due by November 14, 2019
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, two Board meetings, both at 7 Monday evening. B-I-C-S Board holds their regular meeting at school and the Peaine Township Board meets in the township hall. Again, both meetings at 7.
Tuesday, Pickleball from 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30 up in the Hangout. Also tomorrow, there’s an immunization clinic at school from 11 to 2:30—a chance for you to get your immunizations up to date and your kids up to date. Think you are up to date? Have you had your flu shot for this year. Nope? Well, you can take care of that at the Immunization Clinic being run by the Health Department of Northwest Michigan at school. You can just drop in, but you’ll speed things up for everyone if you call them at 800-432-4121 to set up an appointment. Also next Tuesday, the Waste Management Committee has their regular monthly meeting at 1:00 p.m. at Peaine Township Hall. And, the Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee has their regular monthly meeting in the administrative conference room at B-I-C-S at 5. Also next Tuesday, Ladies Shuffle Board is starting up again at the Shamrock. That’s at 6 and will continue weekly through next April.
Wednesday, the Historical Society’s Picnic at the Point series continues. Noon out at Whiskey Point. Topic is economic history of the island. Wednesday evening, there’s a Conference on Faith going on here at the BIC Center. That’s at 6. It’s the first event in a 10 series. DISCOVER the JOY and Purpose in your story. ALL are WELCOME!!! No Bingo next week. That’s because Bev’s quilting event is back through the weekend.
Thursday, Pickleball from 10 to noon outside on the municipal courts if the weather holds, otherwise inside at the County Building. Games Galore up in the hangout here at the BIC Center from one to four. And the Beaver Island Library Board meets at 7 in the evening at the library.
And here’s something you may want to put on your calendar for Friday if you are a senior. The C-O-A is holding a Medicare Open Enrollment clinic from 9 to 4 at the County Building here on the island. The C-O-A says it’s important to review your coverage every year and they’ll have experts on hand to help you do just that. Again, Friday 9 to 4 at the County Building over on Donegal Bay Road.
Also, Friday, Arthritis Foundation exercise program up in the Hangout here at the BIC Center. That’s at 10:30.
Saturday, movies here at the BIC Center in the McDonough’s Market Theater on the big screen with the big sound: Casper at 4 and The Addams Family at 7. Concession stand will be open for both shows with snacks or a meal. Trailers are 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.
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:
Columbus Day Ice warning came on in my car on the way in this morning as the outside temp dropped to 39 up away from the water on West Side drive. Partly sunny, with a high near 49. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday Showers, mainly after 11am. High near 53. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Tuesday Night Showers. Low around 41. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Wednesday Showers likely, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Breezy, with a north wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Breezy. Thursday Partly sunny, with a high near 51. Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Friday Night A chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Saturday A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 59. Saturday Night A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Sunday A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.
Out on the Big Drink… Columbus Day W wind around 15 kt. Partly sunny. Waves around 3 ft. Tuesday SSW wind 10 to 15 kt becoming SE in the afternoon. Showers, mainly after 2pm. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Water temps: No report from Little Traverse Bay. 57 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull. And off considerably at White Shoal—now at 53. [So we are well back tyo the point where it is dangerous to be in the water without protective gear for more than a short period. So, if you are out paddling to enjoy the fall colors from off shore—remember to dress for the water—not the weather.] Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: No delays inbound or outbound to the airports. No bridge delays. But, let’s be careful out there—especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Holy smoke—a bunch today: Alvin LaFreniere, Dan McCafferty, Doug Tilley, Sarah Avery, Bob Grosbeck, Brian Grassmick and Eliza Foli are all celebrating in the biggest island party in a long time. If missed you on that long list for today, happy birthday to you from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.
Now a look at Phyllis Moore’s posts for today…
ON THIS DATE in 1957 a new kind of music tops the charts. Harmony singing was a part of rock and roll right from the beginning, but the three- and four-part harmonies of doo-wop, derived from black gospel and blues traditions, would never have given us Simon and Garfunkel, the Beatles or the Byrds. To get those groups, you first had to have the Everly Brothers, whose ringing, close-harmony style introduced a whole new sound into the rock-and-roll vocabulary: the sound of Appalachia set to hard-driving acoustic guitars and a subtle backbeat rhythm. One of the most important and influential groups in the history of rock and roll, the Everly Brothers burst onto the music scene in 1957 with their first big hit, “Bye Bye Love,” which was quickly followed with their first #1 song, “Wake Up Little Susie,” which topped the Billboard pop chart on this day in 1957.
WORD OF THE DAY: exoteric (ek-suh-TAIR-ik) which means: 1 suitable to be imparted to the public; belonging to the outer or less initiate circle 2 : relating to the outside : external Exoteric derives from Latin exotericus, which is itself from Greek exōterikos, meaning “external,” and ultimately from exō, meaning “outside.” Exō has a number of offspring in English, including exotic, exonerate, exorbitant, and the combining form exo- or ex- (as in exoskeleton and exobiology). The antonym of exoteric is esoteric, meaning “designed for or understood by the specially initiated alone”; it descends from the Greek word for “within,” esō.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday…
On a lighter note: Why did the sloth cross the road? To avoid the fast approaching glacier.
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, October 14th, 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.