News Update

Community Calendar for October 16, 2017

Today is Monday October 16th, 2017.
I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

At the Natural Resource Commission meeting this Thursday which followed an internal DNR review, a special land use order was granted to allow for designated campsites on state held lands.
“Resource Deputy Bill O’Neill — on behalf of Director Keith Creagh — approved:
Designated campsites on Beaver Island State Wildlife Area Research Area, which establishes campsites along a water trail being developed on Beaver Island.”
Formal agreements and a water trail plan for Beaver Island are being developed with the assistance of the Land Information Access Association. This plan was funded through a grant from Coastal Zone Management/OGL and Charlevoix County Recreation millage and is due to be completed in December. Stay tuned for more updates.

Storytime BIDL 10:30 a.m.

BICC – Pickleball 0930
Arthritis Exercise Program 10:00 a.m.
Computer Help 10:00 a.m.

Talking Threads Quilt Guild 0930 Peaine Twp Hall

BICC – Pickleball 0930
Games Galore 1-4 p.m.

VA Health Day at BIRHC 9-11:30 a.m.

BICS Volleyball Tournament Sault Ste Marie

Movies BICC

3 p.m. Watership Down
PG | 1h 31min | Animation, Adventure, Drama A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home.

7 p.m. Spiderman Homecoming
PG-13 | 2h 13min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man when a new threat emerges.

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

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 – Open 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!

WVBI BICC – Sponsored by Powers Hardware
43 and partly cloudy
Today – Mostly Sunny. High 57F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight – Mostly Clear. Low 52F. Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph.

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

As of 8:30 AM Monday, October 16, 2017

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 37.3 F
High Outside Temp: 43.4 F at 12:00 AM
Low Outside Temp: 33.9 F at 4:54 AM
Outside Humidity: 97%

Heat Index: 37.0 F
Wind Chill: 37.0 F
Dew Point: 37.0 F

Barometer: 30.212″ and Steady

Wind Speed: Calm
Wind Direction: ESE
High Gust: 8.0 Mph at 12:00 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 1.0 Mph

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

Phyllis Moore Forecast
Right now we have 32°, partly cloudy skies, humidity is at 100%, pressure is 30.21 inches, wind is from the north at 0 mph, visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. South winds at 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph increasing to 40 mph after midnight.
MARINE REPORT: Small Craft Advisory in effect through late Tuesday night
TODAY: West wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Mostly sunny early in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Waves 2 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet in the afternoon.
TONIGHT: Southwest wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 4 to 7 feet.
ON THIS DATE (from HIstory Today Volume 66, Issue 10 October 2016) A family planning clinic opened in New York on October 16th, 1916 by Margaret Sanger. It lasted only a few days.

DID YOU KNOW THAT Porsche also built tractors? From 1956 to about 1964, Porsche tractors were built in Friedrichschafen, West Germany.
WORD OF THE DAY: kleptomania (klep-tuh-MAY-nee-uh) which means an obsessive urge to steal, driven by emotional disturbance rather than material need. From Greek klepto- (theft) + -mania (madness). Earliest documented use: 1830.

Erin Myers

Rich Gillespie-
Condolences to Wendy White and her family members on the sad loss of her brother.
Steven K. (Kenneth) age 56, died on September 5, 2017 of natural causes while hiking on desert trails near his home in in Phoenix, Arizona.

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, don’t drive with a cup of coffee anywhere near your lap.

On a lighter note, did you hear the joke about the chicken crossing the road. The one I heard was poultry in motion!!!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday October 16th, 2017.

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