News Update

Community Calendar for Monday, October 7th, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday, October 7th, 2019.
First some news…
Busy weekend o the island. Great turn out for bite of beaver events. Plus a wedding and a funral. All of the activity lead to a busy afternoon of flying on Sunday. Weather was perfect for it. Islanders were away for games this weekend. Soccer and Volleyball teams both did well.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, nothing on the calendar…so take time to enjoy the fall weather.
Tomorrow, Pickleball from 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30 up in the Hangout. Beaver Island Transportation Authority meets at noon at their H-Q across from the ferry doc. BICS board Policy Committee meets at 3:30 at school.
Wednesday, the Historical Society’s Picnic at the Point series continues. T-B-D. Two meetings at school for B-I-C-S Board committees. Finance at 8:30 and Facilities at 3:30. And, Bingo is back at the Greg Fellowship Center―doors open at 6:15 for fellowship. Games at 7.
And, Thursday, Charlevoix County Transit is holding a Community Workshop to help plan the future of the service. They’;ll provide results from their survey this summer and gather additional input. Workshop runs from 9:30 to 12:30―drop by get an update and provide your input at any point during that time. Also, Thursday, Pickleball from 10 to noon Changing on to playing outside as long as they can. Games Galore up in the hangout here at the BIC Center from one to four.
Friday, Arthritis Foundation exercise program up in the Hangout here at the BIC Center.
Saturday, movies here at the BIC Center in the McDonough’s Market Theater on the big screen with the big sound: Beetlejuice at 4 and Toy Story 4 at 7. Concession stand will be open for both shows with snacks or a meal. Trailer 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 C presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market:
Today Sunny, with a high near 59. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Tonight Clear, with a low around 45. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 64. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 49. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 67. South wind around 10 mph. Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 49. Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Thursday Night A chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Friday Showers likely, mainly after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Friday Night Showers. Cloudy, with a low around 43. Saturday Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 52. Breezy. Saturday Night Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Breezy. Sunday Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49.
Out on the Big Drink… Today WNW wind 10 to 15 kt. Sunny. Waves around 1 ft. Tonight W wind 5 to 10 kt. Clear. Waves 1 ft or less. Tuesday SSW wind around 10 kt. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.
Water temps: Falling. Down another degree to 62 in Little Traverse Bay.60 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull. 58 at White Shoal. Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: None, nadda, zip. But, ponding all over the place and deer everywhere. Bumper crop this year. So, let’s be careful out there―especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Over the weekend, Joe McDonough on Saturday and on Sunday Kitty McNamara, Bettina Baron and Don Haplin all celebrated. Today is Melissa Peter’s day.. Happy birthday to each of them and, if we missed you, happy birthday to you from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DATE in 1960, the first episode of the one-hour television drama “Route 66″ airs on CBS. The program had a simple premise: It followed two young men, Buz Murdock (George Maharis) and Tod Stiles (Martin Milner), as they drove across the country in an inherited Corvette (Chevrolet was one of the show’s sponsors), doing odd jobs and looking for adventure. According to the show’s creator and writer, Stirling Silliphant (best known for his acclaimed “Naked City,” an earlier TV series), Buz and Tod were really on a journey in search of themselves. “Call ‘Route 66′ ‘Pilgrim’s Progress,’” Silliphant told a reporter. “The motive power driving our two characters is not a Corvette: it is the desire for knowledgeCand for sentience; it is a quest through the perennially fascinating cosmos of personal identity.”
WORD OF THE DAY: redound (rih-DOWND) which means: 1 : to have an effect for good or ill 2 : to become transferred or added : accrue 3 : rebound, reflect Although it looks and sounds like a number of similar words (including rebound, resound, abound, and redundant), redound is a distinct term. It developed from Middle French redunder, which in turn came from Latin redundare, meaning “to overflow.” In its earliest known English uses in the late 1300s, redound meant “to overflow” or “to abound,” but those senses are now considered archaic. In current use, redound is often followed by “to,” and the effect can be positive or negative: “[It] probably would have redounded strongly to my disadvantage if I had pursued to completion my resolution…,” writes Joseph Heller in his 1984 tragicomic novel God Knows. (Merriam-Webster)
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday…
Here’s a thought for the day: “Strength doesn’t come from winning. It comes from struggles and hardship. Everything that you go through prepares you for the next level.”
On a lighter note: “What do you call a spider with dabby dance skills? A Dabby Long Legs.
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, October 7th, 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.