News Update

Community Calendar for September 13, 2017

Today is Wednesday September 13th, 2017.
I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

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

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

Farmer’s Market 3-5 p.m. Next to Daddy Franks

BINGO Gregg Fellowship Center 7:00 p.m.
Peaine Township Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Pickleball 9:30 – 11 a.m. BICC

Games Galore 1-4 p.m. BICC

Ordination Celebration of Deacon Jim Siler into the priesthood.
Holy Cross Church 1-3 p.m.

Games Galore 1-4 p.m. BICC

Arthritis Foundation Exercise 10 – 11 a.m. BICC
Volleyball and Soccer v.s. Hannahville 5-8:30 p.m. BICS

Volleyball and Soccer v.s. Hannahville
8:30 a.m. to Noon BICS

BIRHC 10:00 a.m.
The BIRHC will conduct its quarterly board meeting in the BIRHC Community Room at the BIRHC.

Lego Club BIDL 12:30 p.m.

Movies BICC
3 p.m. Captain Underpants: The Epic Movie
PG | 1h 29min | Animation, Action, Comedy Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

7 p.m. The Mummy 2017
PG-13 | 1h 50min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

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

Mark your calendar know for the 2017 CMU Community Appreciation Party. As it does every year, CMU will host the party to celebrate the end of the season at the main lodge/cafeteria at CMUBS main campus on East Side Drive. A reception will begin at 5:30 pm with dinner at 6:00.

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.

Bite of Beaver Island – 5K Boodle – Crafts
Plan Ahead – October 7th
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

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

Today – Sunny. High 72F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight – Clear. Low 56F. Winds light and variable.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI

As of 8:29 AM Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 54.2 F
High Outside Temp: 54.2 F at 8:28 AM
Low Outside Temp: 52.0 F at 2:15 AM
Outside Humidity: 99%

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

Barometer: 29.837″ and Steady

Wind Speed: Calm
Wind Direction: ESE
High Gust: Calm at n/a
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″

Liz Lanier


… Still no delays to report on Beaver Island.

US-131 resurfacing south of Petoskey began 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, great leaders produce even better leaders.

On a lighter note, if you’re going to try your hand at wood carving, start out by going whittle by whittle!!!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday September 13th, 2017.
I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Make today the best ever, and thank you for listening!