News Update

Community Calendar for September 1, 2017

Today is Friday September 1st, 2017.
I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

RED Friday Remember Everyone Deployed

On this week’s calendar

YOGA last week!
Basic M & F @ 9:30am
Therapeutic M @ 11am
Restorative W @ 9:30am

BIDL Book Sale 24/7 in the tent next to the library.

The Beaver Island Community Center Summer Hours
Monday – Saturday 9am-9pm
Sunday 10-6

The Beaver Island Community Center will be closed on Monday, September 4th in honor of the Labor Day Holiday, and begin Fall hours on Tuesday, September 5th:
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am -9pm
Sunday Closed

Starting on September 1st, the Charlevoix State Bank, Beaver Island Branch, will be starting their fall hours. Our fall hours are Monday- Friday from 9am – 1pm.

Beaver Island AMVETS Post 46 has set aside $2,000 for scholarship awards this year. The scholarships may be awarded to one or more graduates of the Beaver Island Community School who has completed at least one year of post-high school education and has not previously received an AMVETS scholarship.

If you meet these qualifications and would like to apply send a letter in electronic format<> outlining the reasons why you should be awarded a scholarship.

The deadline for submittal is September 7th and the scholarships will be awarded not later than the 15th of September.

Transfer Station 9-5
Do you want to get rid of oil, paints, thinner or other fluids sitting around your garage or storage room? Don’t dump them down the drain, in the gutter or in the woods. Bring them in to the Transfer Station and dispose of them in a way that protects you and the island.

Lego Club BIDL 12:30 p.m.

September 2
Beaver Island 1/2 Marathon & Paradise Bay 5 K Run

registration link

The Beaver Island half marathon will cover the 13.1 miles over a variety of surfaces and beautifully changing scenery. The course will start downtown at Paradise Bay near the Beaver Island Ferry dock and head south along the paved Kings Highway. This will give way to a turn to the west on a good gravel road coursing around beautiful Barney’s Lake.

Top Celtic Act ‘Outside Track’ rocks the Labor Day Weekend at the BIC Center.
The Outside Track is a celebrated Celtic group that performs Scots, Irish and Cape Breton songs and Step-dance. Members of the group include Ailie Robertson who has won a LiveIreland Music Award and was a BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Finalist, and Fiona Black who was a winner of the BBC’s Fame Academy.
As a group they won ‘Best Group’ in the 2012 LiveIreland Music Award, a ‘Tradition In Review’ award, and were nominated for the 2013 MG Alba Scots Traditional Music Award. For their album ‘Flash Company’, they also won the German Radio Critics’ Prize.
Winner of Best Group in both the Live Ireland awards and the TIR awards, and a finalist for best album in the 2016 Indie Acoustic Project Awards, The Outside Track are one of the top Celtic acts in the world today. They effortlessly fuse traditional and contemporary, blending fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality.
The Outside Track performs Saturday, September 2nd at 8pm at the BIC Center. Tickets are $25/Adult, $10/Student. Call 23-448-2022 for tickets.
The Outside Track

Join us Saturday September 2nd, 7pm at St. James Episcopal Church, for a contra dance!
This dance will be focused on beginners and learning the basics. While we do have a handful of experienced dancers planning to attend, we expect there will be many who are new to this form of dancing. Our goal is to eventually have regular contra dances on Beaver Island! So come learn this fun, energetic, community-friendly dance style! With music by Banjo Bob, Cynthia, and others. And learn from experienced caller Karin Neils.
This is a free, family friendly event! Hope to see you there!
Call (2125), email, or fb Larissa McGinnity if you have any questions.

On Sunday September 3rd at 3:00 PM AMVETS Post 46 and the Beaver Island Friends of Veterans will have a flag disposal ceremony at the Hartle home (known as the stone house) on the harbor near the lighthouse. The public is invited and there will be hotdogs and hamburgers provide. The public is invited to the ceremony and the meal afterwards. Damaged flags can be taken to the bank or given to any AMVETS or Beaver Island Friends of Veterans members. Again, the public is invited.

Antique Car Show and Beach Party
Starts at 4 (cars lineup 3:30) and party at 5-8
WVBI will be broadcasting Phil’s oldies show onsite from 5-8. bring your picnic basket, drinks, Yard games and dancing shoes.

Storytime BIDL 10:30
First Day of School

September 19, 2017
AARP Smart DriverTM – The driving refresher course from AARP Driver Safety Program will be offered at the Beaver Island Community Center from 9:30am to 5:30pm upstairs in the Hangout on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by George Robson, a certified volunteer instructor.
Many participants may be eligible for a multi-year insurance discount after taking the course. Participants are encouraged to check with their own insurance agent to see if they are eligible. There are no tests required to pass the course.
The course is open to drivers of all ages and costs $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Payment by cash or check only will be required on the date of the course at check-in. Checks should be made payable to AARP.
Participants can register for the Beaver Island course by calling Ann at 231-448-2022. Those 60 years of age and older will be able to order lunch through the BI Dining Out Program upon registration (and completion of a NAPIS form) for a suggested donation of $3. Those under the age of 60 will need to make arrangements for their own lunches. A microwave is available onsite.
For more information on the course visit or call 1-888-227-7669.

Lost Pets
Lost Dog
lost-wandering small dog near north shore
Percy is less than ten pounds, a poodle mix rescue dog, very flighty.
EmmaJane or James

Orange and white tabby lost on east side drive about 1 mile south of the campground 30670 East Side Drive. Call Cynthia 352-443-1985 or e-mail me at<> or Pam Grassmick 44823-14
Cat’s name is Che and has a purple collar. She has a white belly and white paws. $250 reward if found

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.

Next time you are shopping at McDonough’s Market, buy an extra can (or two or three!) of food and put it in the Food Pantry collection box near the entrance. The Food Pantry helps Islanders in need and we can always use items like canned fruit and vegetables, soups, tuna, canned chicken, canned beans. Boxed mac and cheese, boxed potatoes, ramen and canned spaghetti and ravioli are also great.
Thanks to McDonough’s Market for all their help. And thank you!
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
58 and partly cloudy
Today – Partly Cloudy. High around 65F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight – Clear. Low 53F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

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

As of 8:30 AM Friday, September 1, 2017

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 47.4 F
High Outside Temp: 49.7 F at 12:00 AM
Low Outside Temp: 44.6 F at 6:55 AM
Outside Humidity: 99%

Heat Index: 48.0 F
Wind Chill: 47.0 F
Dew Point: 47.0 F

Barometer: 30.318″ and Rising Slowly

Wind Speed: Calm
Wind Direction: ENE
High Gust: 5.0 Mph at 12:02 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″

Phyllis Moore Forecast etc.
Goodbye, August. Hello September. That had to have been the quickest month of the year!
Right now it’s partly cloudy, 56°, wind is at 10 mph from the SE, humidity is at 79%, pressure is steady at 30.22 inches, visibility is 8.9 miles, the UV index for the island at noon is high at 6, the pollen level for today is medium-high at 9.1, the top allergens are ragweed, nettle and chenopods.
TODAY: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. East winds at 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the morning.
TONIGHT: Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. East winds at 10 mph shifting to the southeast after midnight. Gusts up to 25 mph.
TODAY: Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast in the afternoon. Sunny. Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT: Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 feet or less.
ON THIS DATE of September 1, 1970 – The last episode of “I Dream of Jeannie” aired on NBC-TV. The show premiered was on September 18, 1965.
DID YOU KNOW THAT Brazil is named after a tree? Brazil derives its name from brazilwood tree.
WORD OF THE DAY: septenary (SEP-tuh-ner-ee) which means of or relating to the number seven or forming a group of seven.

Jackie Madigan
Heidi Vigil
Lief McGinnity
Jim Birdsall

Mike Green

Dylan Left
Ryley Maudrie
Joe Rahn


… Still no delays to report on Beaver Island.

US-131 resurfacing south of Petoskey starts Sept. 5
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will invest $970,500 to repair joints and resurface 4.2 miles of US-31 from Bear River Road to Lears Road in Emmet County.
Project map:
This work will require single-lane closures under flag control.
The project includes installation of new rumble strips and pavement markings.
MDOT app

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

To Lucas and all our listeners, meet each crisis you will face head on. Be decisive and become stronger through it.

On a lighter note, why isn’t it a big deal to get sucked into a black hole? Because in there, nothing is the matter!!!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday September 1st, 2017.

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