News Update

Community Calendar for October 9, 2017

Today is Monday October 9th, 2017.
I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

Amvets Post 46 has cancelled the meeting for October. They are also flying the flags at half-staff today to honor Air Force veteran Kenneth Slater who passed away.

BIDL Storytime 10:30 a.m.
BICS Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Pickle Ball BICC 9:30 a.m.
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 10:00 a.m.
Computer Workshop 10:00 a.m. BICC

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!

Peaine Township Planning Commission Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Talking Threads Quilt Guild Peaine Twp Hall 9:30 a.m.
Peaine Twp Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.

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 and also Saturday

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

Weather –
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59 and clear this morning
Today – Mostly Sunny. High around 65F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight – Partly Cloudy. Low 47F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

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

As of 8:30 AM Monday, October 9, 2017

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 52.8 F
High Outside Temp: 60.2 F at 5:02 AM
Low Outside Temp: 52.8 F at 8:28 AM
Outside Humidity: 96%

Heat Index: 53.0 F
Wind Chill: 53.0 F
Dew Point: 52.0 F

Barometer: 29.842″ and Rising Slowly

Wind Speed: Calm
Wind Direction: NNE
High Gust: 7.0 Mph at 7:02 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″

Kenneth Slater – Visitation will be Friday, November 3, at 7pm at Holy Cross Church, Beaver Island—with a rosary to follow at 8pm.
The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, November 4, at 11am, with a luncheon to follow at the Parish Hall.

John Runberg Jr
Judy Boyle
Bruce Kinsley

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 idea can be simple and still be taken seriously.​

On a lighter note, the building of the Guggenheim Museum turned out pretty nice, but it also looks like they may have cut some corners.

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday October 9th, 2017.

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