News Update

Community Calendar for October 6, 2017

Today is Friday October 6th, 2017.
I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

RED Friday Remember Everyone Deployed

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

As most of you know, Ann Partridge is leaving her decade-long work for the Preservation Association (PABI) and the Commission on Aging (COA). This Saturday, October 7th is her last day, and from 2:00PM to 4:00PM we are inviting folks to the Community Center for cake and coffee and the opportunity to thank Ann again

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.

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!”
Run Info
Registration will start at 9AM at Beaver Island Community School and the race will begin there at 11AM

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


Worship Services on Island
Coming Up
Charlevoix County Veteran’s Affairs Office Director John Hess visits the island the second Tuesday of each month to provide assistance to Beaver Island veterans in dealing with the VA and other issues. You can stop by the BIRHC to see him from 10am to 1pm, or give him a call at 231-547-7220.
Following his regular time at the Health Center Tuesday, October 10th, John will host a special ‘Meet ‘n Greet’ with his Assistant Cheryl Young from 1 – 2:30pm at the Beaver Island Community Center upstairs in the Hangout. Come chat with John and Cheryl and have some fresh coffee and cookies!

October 15th COA Dinner BICC

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

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

Weather –
WVBI BICC – Sponsored by McDonoughs Market

Today – Mostly Sunny. High 63F. Winds light and variable.

Tonight – Rain. Low near 55F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph.

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

As of 8:29 AM Friday, October 6, 2017

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 51.2 F
High Outside Temp: 58.8 F at 12:00 AM
Low Outside Temp: 50.5 F at 7:29 AM
Outside Humidity: 93%

Heat Index: 52.0 F
Wind Chill: 51.0 F
Dew Point: 49.0 F

Barometer: 30.066″ and Steady

Wind Speed: Calm
Wind Direction: E
High Gust: 6.0 Mph at 12:48 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″

Bottom of Form
Kitty McNamara
Helen Pike
Bettina Baron
Dom Halpin

Melissa Peters
Steve Connaghan
Pam Chapman

Soon there will be work to upgrade Donegal Bay Road with tree removal and ditch placement to allow water run off which well 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, humility can gentle your spirit and open your mind to all the great wonders of this world.

On a lighter note, what do you call a man attacked by a cat? Claude!!!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday October 6th, 2017.

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