News Update

Community Calendar for October 12, 2017

Today is Thursday October 12th, 2017.
I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

Pickle Ball 9:30 a.m. BICC
Games Galore 1-4 p.m. BICC

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 10:00 a.m.

BICS will host the NLL Soccer Tournament this weekend
It has been 6 years since we have hosted the tournament and we are excited to welcome the Big Bay De Noc Black Bears, Grand Marais Polar Bears, Hannahville Soaring Eagles, Mackinac Island Lakers, and Munising Baptist Bobcats.
The schedule is as follows:
Game 1 8:45 – 10:00 Big Bay (3) vs. Hannahville (5)
Game 2 10:15-11:30 Munising Baptist (4) vs. Grand Marais (6)
11:30 Break
Game 3 12:00-1:15 Mackinac Island (1) vs. winner of Game 1
Game 4 1:30-2:45 Beaver Island (2) vs. winner of Game 2
2:45 Break
Game 5 3:15-4:30 Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of game 4
The Booster Club will be offering breakfast and lunch concessions.
Joe Moore will be live streaming the event on

Movies BICC
3 p.m. Whisper of the Heart
G | 1h 51min | Animation, Drama, Family A love story between a girl who loves reading books, and the boy who has previously checked out all of the library books she chooses.NOTE: The only available trailer is in Japanese, but the version of the film we will show is in English.

7 p.m. Baby Driver
R | 1h 52min | Action, Crime, Music After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. Stars: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm

Free Will Donation Suggested $5
BICC and Shamrock Bar and Restaurant

October 15th COA Dinner BICC
Join us for at the COA Sunday Dinner October 15, 11am-12:30opm for feasting, fellowship and fun–and of course, chocolate and other goodies! Featuring a menu of Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Veggie and Fruit Dessert. Plus, a special opportunity to meet Amy Wieland, the new Executive Director, and Sheri Shepard, the new Asst. Director

On Sunday, October 15th at 11:30 am, Father Jim Siler will be blessing island pets. This will take place on the Convent/Rectory lawn facing the harbor and the beach. This is an annual event on or near St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day

Worship Services on Island

At our website, we’ve tried to include everything, but if we’ve missed your event you can easily add it yourself by using the handy “Post Your Event” button in the upper right of the calendar or by sending an email with the details to<>. And, we can make it easy for your events to show up in a nice calendar on your website, too, so you only have to post them once. Your website can show only your events or those plus other categories from the calendar that you choose.

Remember that the Pantry can always donations. For your convenience, there are collection baskets at the Beaver Island Christian Church, Beaver Island Community Center, Beaver Island Rural Health Center, Fresh Air, Holy Cross Church and Island Airways.

We can accept unopened, unexpired non-perishable food items. Cash donations are tax-deductible and are always appreciated as well. Checks can be made payable to the Beaver Island Christian Church, PO Box 21, Beaver Island, 49782. Please write Food Pantry on the memo line. Or you can use the Donation button at the bottom of the home page at, Joe Moore’s News on the Net.
The Food Pantry Committee
Judi Meister, Beth Croswhite, Mark LaFreniere, Deb Plastrik and Chris Heikka

Resale Store – It has been 10 years since we opened at the Donegal Bay Road location. We have been delighted with the support from our Island community. The volunteers, donors, and shoppers have made the shop a huge success. We invite you to stop in this week during our regular hours of operation for a piece of cake or a cookie. See you on Thurs., Fri., and Sat. from noon until 4:00.

Missing Pet
Brad G – Che, the orange and white cat was seen near the Fox Lake road. I put out a live trap. If anyone sees the little guy give us a call at 2314. A happy ending would be great!

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Today – Mostly Sunny. High 63F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight – Showers Late. Low around 55F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family
Same forecast as in town during the day
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI

As of 8:29 AM Thursday, October 12, 2017

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 45.1 F
High Outside Temp: 48.5 F at 12:04 AM
Low Outside Temp: 44.3 F at 3:58 AM
Outside Humidity: 97%

Heat Index: 45.0 F
Wind Chill: 45.0 F
Dew Point: 44.0 F

Barometer: 30.297″ and Steady

Wind Speed: Calm
Wind Direction: E
High Gust: 3.0 Mph at 12:05 AM
10 min Avg Wind: Calm

Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.00″
Storm Rain: 0.00″
Month Rain: 0.00″
Year Rain: 8.41″

Chuck Pop

Work to upgrade Donegal Bay Road with tree removal and ditch placement is taking place until further notice.
Your patience and cooperation will be most appreciated, thank you!

… Still no delays to report on Beaver Island.

Hey, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.

To Lucas and all our listeners, an open mind is the key to seeing more in the world and others.

On a lighter note, how does a frog end up burning its tongue? By eating fireflies

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Thursday October 12th, 2017.

I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Make today the best ever, and thank you for listening!