News Update

Community Calendar for October 2, 2017

Today is Monday October 2nd, 2017.
I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

The Beaver Island Community Center Fall hours
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am -9pm
Sunday Closed

Resale Store Notice
The summer schedule of Tues. through Sat. From noon until 4 continues until the end of September. Beginning in October, we have to limit the schedule to Thursday through Saturday from noon until 4. Our summer has been profitable, enjoyable, and very busy. We appreciate each volunteer, donor, and shopper.

BIDL Storytime 10:30 a.m.

Author event BIDL 7:00 p.m.
Acclaimed Author Julie Berry
This Author Event Made Possible by:
The Charlevoix County Community Foundation
The Harbor Springs Festival of the Book
Give Me Shelter Rentals
Beaver Island Community School
Beaver Island District Library

Pickleball 9:30 a.m. BICC

Arthritis Foundation Exercise 10 – 11 a.m. BICC
Computer Workshop 10 – Noon BICC

St James Twp. Regular Board Meeting 7 p.m.

Pickleball 9:30 BICC

The Beaver Island Archipelago Trails Association will be working to clear the Blue Trail.
Time: 9:00 to 12:00
Where: We will meet at south end light house
There will also be a short safety orientation before we begin work. DNR releases must be completed before you work.
Tools to bring: hand clippers, loppers, bow saws
Questions – please call Mark Engelsman at 630-488-2949

Games Galore 1-4 p.m. BICC

Arthritis Foundation Exercise 10 – 11 a.m. BICC

BICS Islanders Volleyball at Mackinac
Soccer at Grand Marais this weekend
Bite of Beaver Island – 5K Boodle – Crafts
Plan Ahead – October 7th

Saturday, October 7th 10am-2pm
Bite of Beaver “Arts, Crafts & Other Goodies!”
Come sample the “other” goodies of the Bite of Beaver festival! Peruse our Beaver Island and Island-related Artisans’ and Crafters’ wares, including everything from hand-thrown functional pottery to hand-blown glass-beaded jewelry; fur, bone and leather accessories to watercolor prints and textile collectibles; precious metals and stone accessories to sweet-smelling candles and relaxation materials. You’ll find something for everyone–and everyone on your gift-list. Not to mention prizes…to be awarded at 2pm!
Featured Artists and items:
• Mary Acker Original watercolor prints and paintings (framed and unframed), handmade leather bags, handmade, original vintage Native American jewelry
• SharAnn Chesshire Original painted greeting cards (many with Island theme), portion of proceeds go to benefit Alzheimer research
• Maureen Cull Hand-painted decorative items and cards
• Darlene Dooley Hand-crafted whimsical jewelry, including Lake Michigan wire-wrapped stones
• Jacque LaFreniere/Island Soy Soy candles and soaps, pillows
• Nanci Likens Embroidered fabrics: shirts, kitchen towels, bib aprons, plus purses, microwave mitts and pads, and key rings
• Jackie Madigan Hand-crafted stuffed stuff and other stuff, including animals, purses, bottle gift bags, coasters, and more
• Larissa McGinnity Handmade stoneware and porcelain pottery
• Nancy Peterson/Beaver Island Jewelry Hand-crafted glass-beaded jewelry, utensils, and other items
• Betty Salveter Hand warmers, lavender and relaxation products
• Mark Valente & Laura Green/Flattail Furs Hand-crafted beaver, coyote & fox hats, ear muffs, mittens, koozies & headbands, plus unique jewelry & décor items

Below are the forms for the Bite of Beaver Island weekend. Everyone is welcome to participate or just come and enjoy a beautiful fall weekend. Chef space is limited so please don’t delay.
Chef Form
Boodle 5K Entry Form
Community Center Vendor Form

Lego Club BIDL 12:30 p.m.

Movies BICC

7 p.m. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
PG-13 | 2h 9min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew. Stars:

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

Contra Dance
Saturday October 7th, 7:00pm at the St. James Episcopal Church
stay updated, and be more involved please join our Facebook group Beaver Island Community Contra Dance. If you are not on FB, give Larissa a call 2125, if you have questions


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.

If you are packing up to head off-island after your summer here, remember that the Pantry can use many of those foodstuffs that you don’t want to carry home with you. 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

Weather –
WVBI BICC – Sponsored by McDonoughs Market
60 and clear skies

Today – Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. High near 71

Tonight – Partly Cloudy. Low 61F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family
55 and clear
Same forecast as in town
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI

As of 8:29 AM Monday, October 2, 2017

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 54.0 F
High Outside Temp: 58.0 F at 1:53 AM
Low Outside Temp: 54.0 F at 8:26 AM
Outside Humidity: 87%

Heat Index: 54.0 F
Wind Chill: 54.0 F
Dew Point: 50.0 F

Barometer: 30.205″ and Steady

Wind Speed: Calm
Wind Direction: ESE
High Gust: 10.0 Mph at 1:09 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″

Phyllis Moore Weather
Clear skies (absolutely lovely), 56°, humidity is at 70%, dew point is 47°, wind is SE at 9 mph, pressure is 30.19 inches, and visibility is 10 miles.
TODAY: Partly sunny. HIghs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows around 60°. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
MARINE REPORT: Small Craft Advisory in effect through late Tuesday night
TODAY: South wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Partly sunny. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
TONIGHT: South wind 10 to 20 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 to 4 feet.
ON THIS DATE of October 2, 1836 – Charles Darwin returned to England after 5 years of acquiring knowledge around the world about fauna, flora, wildlife and geology. He used the information to develop his “theory of evolution” which he unveiled in his 1859 book entitled The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
DID YOU KNOW THAT the word ‘testify’ derived from a time when men were required to swear on their testicles?
WORD OF THE DAY: thimblerig (THIM-buh l -rig) which means a sleight-of-hand swindling game in which the operator palms a pellet or pea while appearing to cover it with one of three thimblelike cups, and then, moving the cups about, offers to bet that no one can tell under which cup the pellet or pea lies. The venerable swindle thimblerig is nowadays called the shell game (an Americanism dating from about 1890), in which walnut shells or small cups are used for the classic thimbles. The -rig of thimblerig is from the archaic noun rig “swindle, fraud.” The verb sense of rig is alive and well in the U.S. in the meaning “manipulate fraudulently” (for example, the price of precious metals). Thimblerig entered English in the early 19th century.

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Soon there will be work to upgrade Donegal Bay Road with tree removal and ditch placement to allow water run off which will help keep the road in better shape during heavy weather.
At times portions of the road will be single lane with flagmen/women slowing traffic during construction. Also, at times there will be detours from Indian Point Road to Font Lake Court, cars will be diverted around at these points and back to Donegal Bay Road at the Font Lake boat launch area.
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, when you wake each day, believe in your ability to get things done.

On a lighter note, how do you win over a chocolate lover? Keep some Twix up your sleeves!!!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday October 2nd, 2017.

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