News Update

Community Calendar for Monday, September 14th, 2020

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, September 14th, 2020. 

First, some news…

 

After a spike of 342 positive tests in people associated with Michigan State University in East Lansing, Ingham County health officials are calling for all M-S-U students to quarantine in place for 14 days.  Right now, it’s a recommendation, but it may become mandatory if cases continue to rise. Students are supposed to remain at home except to attend in-person instruction, labs and intercollegiate athletic training.  The quarantine runs through the 26th.

 

State health officials have reported a total of 2,005 new confirmed cases on Friday and Saturday.  They’ve stopped issuing reports on Sunday. There were 13 new deaths over the same period. There are now 111,524 confirmed cases since the crisis began.  Of those 21,132 are active.  Death toll stands at 6,591. The seven-day running average for new cases is up again to 760.  Average for deaths is up one to eight.  M-I Safe Start Map which is still based on data from last Saturday shows a state-wide positive test rate running average at 3.5%, which is just slipping into the low risk zone and the average new case per capita rate state-wide is at 47.6 per million, which is at the low end of the high risk zone. 

 

Our region had 28 new cases in the last two reports.  Two new cases in each of Antrim, Emmet and Kalkaska Counties. Three each in Benzie and Charlevoix. Four in Leelanau and 12 in Grand Traverse. Overall total of cases in our region is 988 of which 390 are less than 30 days old. There have been 32 deaths overall.  Rolling averages are 10 new cases a day and no deaths.  In the U-P there were 51 new cases and one new death. They now have 1,250 total cases with 515 active and 19 deaths. Averages are 20 new cases a day, no deaths. 

 

Full county-by-county data for our region are in today’s script online along with state and region totals, plus rolling averages. 

 

 

 

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Totals

State

110832

6578

1313

9

Region

979

32

19

0

TVC Zone

1464

60

23

0

UP

1231

20

32

1

 

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

683

7

 

Region

9

0

 

TVC Zone

11

0

 

UP

18

0

 

 

County

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Region

Antrim

56

0

1

0

Benzie

58

2

2

0

Charlevoix

77

3

2

0

Emmet

125

4

2

0

Grand Traverse

376

7

11

0

Kalkaska

61

4

1

0

Leelanau

91

1

0

0

Otsego

135

11

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Active Cases

State

21561

 

 

Region

388

 

 

TVC Zone

521

 

 

UP

519

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Data from 9/11/2020

 

 

 

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Totals

State

111524

6591

692

13

Region

988

32

9

0

TVC Zone

1477

60

13

0

UP

1250

20

19

0

 

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

760

8

 

Region

10

0

 

TVC Zone

13

0

 

UP

20

0

 

 

County

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Region

Antrim

57

0

1

0

Benzie

59

2

1

0

Charlevoix

78

3

1

0

Emmet

125

4

0

0

Grand Traverse

377

7

1

0

Kalkaska

62

4

1

0

Leelanau

95

1

4

0

Otsego

135

11

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Active Cases

State

21132

 

 

Region

390

 

 

TVC Zone

520

 

 

UP

515

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data from 9/12/2020

 

 

Safe Start data for our zone show the positive test rate at 2.0%, which is in the low risk zone.  The number of new cases per million is 20.1, which is medium-high risk. The TVC zone continues to be the lowest risk zone in the state. There were 36 new cases in the reports for the T-C zone Friday and Saturday. No deaths. 1,477 cases since the start with 520 active, and 60 deaths. Averages are 13 new cases a day and no deaths.  

 

Today’s Health Center report shows another test run bringing total tests so far are 173.  Two pending tests were also reported as coming back as negative bring that total to 166.  One test is pending.  There have been six positive tests so far, but appears none of those are current active cases on the island.

Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…

 

Meeting planner for the week: B-I-C-S Board meets this evening at 7:00 at school.  Waste management Committee meets Tuesday at 1:00 at Peaine Township Hall. St. James Public Works Committee meets Wednesday at 11 at the Governmental Center. Also Wednesday, the Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee meets at 5:00 at the Community Center.  And the Library Board meet Thursday morning at 9 at the Library.  Remote participation information for each of  the meetings is in the calendar.

 

For fun this week, there’s a Books and Brew discussion of Thorton Wilder’s Our Town at the Whiskey Point Brewery this evening at 7.  That’s part of the Big Read Our Town Our Island events.

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, Pickleball from 10 to noon on the municipal tennis courts.  Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program from 10:30 to 11:30 up in Ray and Ann’s Hangout here at the BIC Center.   Wednesday, Bingo at the Gregg Fellowship Center. Doors open at 6:15 for fellowship. Games at 7:00. Thursday, Pickleball is 10 to 11. Games Galore up in the Hangout at the BIC Center from 1:00 to 4:00. Farmer’s market in town from 2:30 to 4:30—or so we’ve heard.  Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program ion the Hangout from 10:30 to 11:30.

 

Saturday, Pickleball at the usual times and movies here at the BIC Center.  4:00 show is Disney’s Inside Out.  Great fun for the entire family.  And at 7:00 it’s a rollicking look at election season with Irresistible.  Stars Steve Carell. Written by former Daily Show host Jon Stewart. Concession stand will be open for both shows—for snacks, a meal or both.  Pizza and hot dogs are on the menu along with all your favorite movie treats.

 

Don’t forget about the BIC Center W-V-B-I 2020 Gala Auction or the BIC Center W-V-B-I 2020 Raffle.  Go to auction dot bic center dot org to bid on items in the auction and raffle dot bic center dot org to pick up raffle tickets.  You can also bid and get tickets at the BIC Center from desk.

Keep up to date on COVID-19 news with the W-V-B-I COVID-19 info page. Click COVID-19 Info in the menu at W-V-B-I dot net.  Stay up to date.  Remember: Protect yourself.  Protect the island.

Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of your McDonough’s Market:

Today

Sunny, with a high near 64. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 49. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Windy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Southwest wind around 15 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 59.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 40.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 67.

Out on the big drink…

Today

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

Tuesday

SSW wind 20 to 25 kt, with gusts as high as 35 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves 4 ft building to 7 ft.

Wednesday

WSW wind 10 to 15 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves 5 ft subsiding to 2 ft.

Water Temps: 62 at the mid-lake buoy. 60 at the bridge. 60 at Mackinac City. Water is at 64 down at the Sleeping Bear Dunes lakeshore. And at the mid-lake buoy on the south end of the lake, it’s still a balmy 68.

Fire Danger Level: Low.

TRAFFIC: None, nada….zip. But, let’s be careful out there. And, remember, the road across Iron Ore Bay is officially out.  Your alternate is Betsy Smith’s Trail. 

BIRTHDAYS:  Over the weekend, Saygan Croswhite, William Lemmink, Colleen Hoeksema and Sue celebrated on Saturday.  Today, Ray Cole, Melissa Williams and Rose Spershott celebrate. Happy birthday to each of them, and if we missed you on that list, happy birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center. 

ON THIS DAY in 1812 retreating Russians lead Napoleon to his downfall. Napoleon Bonaparte and his troops enter Moscow as conquerors only to find the huge Russian city virtually abandoned. Almost all have fled ahead of the French forces, and fires begin to break out that will burn almost the entire city, dooming Napoleon to a disastrous retreat from Russia. Also on this day in 1959, Soviet Union scientists intentionally crash land their space probe Luna2 on the Moon. The spherical spacecraft becomes the first man-made object to reach another celestial body. (bing.com)

WORD OF THE DAY: purport (verb) [per-PORT], which means: to have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming (something implied or inferred); also : claim; intend, purpose.  The verb purport may be more familiar nowadays, but purport exists as a noun that passed into English from Anglo-French in the 15th century as a synonym of gist. Sir Walter Scott provides us with an example from his 19th-century novel Rob Roy: “I was a good deal mortified at the purport of this letter.” Anglo-French also has the verb purporter (meaning both “to carry” and “to mean”), which combines the prefix pur- (“thoroughly”) and the verb porter (“to carry”). In its original English use, the verb purport meant “to signify”; the “to profess or claim” sense familiar to modern English speakers didn’t appear until the 17th century. (Merriam-Webster)

Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday…

Here’s a thought for the day: “ Action is the fundamental key to success.”

On a lighter note: Why did the whale cross the ocean?  To get to the other tide.

That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, September 14th, 2020.  I’m Kevin Boyle… back in the saddle after a nice break…reporting from the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island, wishing you a great day and asking: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever?  And, as always, thanks for listening. 

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