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Community Calendar for Monday, September 13th, 2021

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday, September 13th, 2021. 

First some news…


The townships conducted hearings last Thursday on planned no wake zones for Font Lake.  Generally, there was support at the hearings for the proposal, but one Font Lake resident objected to the proposal arguing that it really wasn’t a problem and that it took away rights to use the lake.  Ultimately both townships passed resolutions urging the D-N-R to adopt the proposed limitations. Now, the ball is in the D-N-R’s court.


Meantime, down in Lansing, another budget battle is brewing.  The problem isn’t a lack of money. The states coffers are full with a massive influx of $8.5 billion from Washington and a $3.5 billion surplus from last year.  The issue is how to spend it.  One potential fight is about mask mandates at the state’s universities.  They’ve been imposed and some schools and the legislature may try to make removing those requirements a condition of funding. Business leaders want the legislature to focus on transformational change for the state’s economy.  They say this is a chance to make the state a more attractive place to live, work and play. But reaching agreement on those changes is not proving easy.  If no deal is reached the state government will shut down with its 48,000 or so workers laid off.  The deadline is October 1.


C-O-A’s Virtual BINGO numbers are out for this week.  BINGO card handy—or pen, pencil crayon? Here they are:
•       B: 3

•       B: 5

•       B: 13

•       I: 16

•       I: 22

•       G: 51

•       O: 61

•       O: 64

•       O: 69

•       O: 70 

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


Here’s your meeting planner for the week: PSJA Board meets today, Monday, at 5:30 at the Peaine Township Hall. Transportation Authority meets Tuesday at their HQ at noon. Peaine Township Planning Commission meets Tuesday evening at 5:30 at the township hall.  St. James Public Works meets Wednesday at 11 at the Governmental Center.  On Thursday the Library Board meets at 9 at the library and the Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee meets at 4:30 at the BIC Center.  Saturday, the PSJA holds its annual meeting at 9:30 at the Peaine Township Hall. Details for all of the meetings are in the calendar entries online.


On the fun front today, Monday, there’s Yoga at the BIC Center at 9:30. Also, after their meeting, the Port Saint James Association board is hosting a P-S-J-A Get (Back) Together at the Donegal Bay Pavillion for association members.  The board will be there to answer questions—plus there will be light refreshments and some lemonade to enjoy as you watch the sun slip into the lake over Donegal Bay. Also Monday evening, don’t forget the Port Saint James Property Association is holding a board meeting at Peaine Township hall.  Members are invited to attend.


Tomorrow, Tuesday, Pickleball is on from 10 to noon on the municipal tennis courts. There’s also the Arthritis Foundation exercise program at the BIC Center at 10:30 up in the Deerwood Lodge hangout. At 11, the C-O-A has a session on Medicare 101 planned.  That’ll be here at the BIC Center along with another session at 1:00 on Medicaid-D dash S-N-P.


Wednesday, Nothing But Needles starts up again at the Peaine Township hall for the fall season at 9. Join other islanders (and visitors) who enjoy sewing, quilting, needle point, knitting and othe crafts for a time of fellowship, fun and crafting help Wednesday mornings during the off season. Bring yourself, supplies and a smile for several hours of crafting fun.  Again that’s at the Peaine Township Hall at 9.  Wednesday afternoon, the B-I-C-S soccer team heads over to the Concord Academy in Boyne for a game.  That’s at 3.


Thursday, Pickleball is on 10 to noon at the municipal tennis courts.  Games Galore is on from 1 to 4 at the BIC Center.


Friday, the B-I-C-S soccer and volleyball teams head up to take on Big Bay de Noc.  Also Friday, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is on here at the BIC Center.  That’s up in the Deerwood hangout at 10:30.


Saturday afternoon there are movies at the BIC Center.  4:00 show is Onward—great movie from Pixar for the whole family—it’s the story of two elven brothers who use magic to bring back their wizard dad.  And the Saturday night show is Swan Song. It’s another award winner—a story compassion and acceptance.  Great reviews.  It’s not rated by the academy, but its for the adults at your house. Showtime is 7.  Both shows on the big screen with the big sound in the BIC Center theater.  Concession stand open for both.  Trailers on the BIC Center website at BIC-center dot org. Freewill donation for all shows.  Students are free.


Sunday there are services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church, the Episcopal Mission, and the Lighthouse fellowship.  Times and more details are in the calendar. And, the Downtown Farmer’s Market is on starting at 11.  Look for them at the corner on Kings Highway up the street from Daddy Franks.

BIRTHDAYS:  None on our list today, but, if we missed you on that list, Happy Birthday to you from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.

TRAFFIC:  None, nada, zip.  But, let’s be careful out there.

Fire Danger Level:  Low. 

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WORD OF THE DAY: inflammable (adjective) [in-FLAM-uh-bul], which describes things that can easily catch fire. It also means “easily excited or angered.”. Combustible and incombustible are opposites, but flammable and inflammable are synonyms. How can that be? The in- of incombustible is a common prefix meaning “not,” but the in- of inflammable is a different prefix. Inflammable, which dates back to 1605, descends from Latin inflammare (“to inflame”), itself from in- (here meaning “in” or “into”) plus flammare (“to flame”). Flammable also comes from flammare but didn’t enter English until 1813. In the early 20th century, firefighters worried that people might think inflammable meant “not able to catch fire,” so they adopted flammable and nonflammable as official safety labels and encouraged their use to prevent confusion. In general use, flammable is now the preferred term for describing things that can catch fire, but inflammable is still occasionally used with that meaning as well. (Merriam-Webster)

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

Here’s a thought for the day from Plato: “Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.”


On a lighter note: If there’s ever a milk deliver service using drones, they could call it Dairy Air.  But it might be the butt of many jokes.

That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Beaver Island Monday, September 13th, 2021. 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. 


Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of Hogarth’s Pest Control:


Sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.


A chance of showers and thunderstorms between 3am and 5am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 55. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 3pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. High near 75. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 74. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 55.


Sunny, with a high near 76.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.


A chance of showers after 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

Friday Night

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.


A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

Out on the Big Drink:


Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.


SE wind 15 to 20 kt becoming WNW in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 kt. Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1pm. Waves 3 to 5 ft.


NW wind 5 to 10 kt. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.



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