News Update

Community Calendar for September 19, 2017

Today is Tuesday September 19th, 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

The Peaine Township board is requesting that all boats be removed from the launch sites at Fox Lake and Lake Geneserath prior to the end of the season.
Any boat owner unable to comply with this request should contact the supervisor at 231.448.2389 or via email at<>

Anyone who walks the beaches frequently and would be willing to be a BEACH RANGER… please call me at 448-2220.
Beach Rangers monitor the beaches for dead birds and fish in the fall. This is in response to Avian Botulism. I don’t expect much this year as the water remained cooler than normal and the algae didn’t form.
Note: if you’re fishing, Lead sinkers are picked up by some birds and is absorbed by the bird and causes the poisoning and death.
Please if you have lead sinkers-fishermen and women- do not use them and dispose of them properly. They are hazardous to animals.

AARP Smart Driver TM – 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. Walk-ins accepted

Computer workshop 10 – Noon BICC

BICS Soccer at Boyne Concord Academy 4-6:30 p.m.

Games Galore 1- 4 p.m BICC

Farmers Market next to Daddy Franks 3-5 p.m.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise 10 – 11 a.m. BICC

Volleyball BICS at Paradise also Saturday
Check with Kerry Smith about making the trip with them.

Soccer at Big Bay de Noc School and Saturday


Lego Club BIDL 12:30 p.m.

Movies BICC
3 p.m. Ferngully: The Last Rain Forest
G | 1h 16min | Animation, Adventure, Family The magical inhabitants of a rainforest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus.

7 p.m. Wonder Woman
PG-13 | 2h 21min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

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

Join us for the First Fall Charlevoix County Commission on Aging Beaver Island Sunday Dinner on September 24th at 11am!
A tasty dinner of ham, cheezy potatoes, veggies, fruit and desert. Plus special door prizes, and treats!
Suggested donation of $4 for those 60 years of age and older. Charge of $8 for those 13 – 59; and $4 for those 12 and under. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Next Week
Monday and Tuesday Great Lakes Island Summit
This summit is intended for representatives from all populated islands on the Great Lakes and key off-island partners from government, academia, and other sectors. The aim is to learn about recent efforts by island communities to work together collaboratively and to build interest in creating a durable, long-term inter-island network. Beaver Island is hosting the summit and while there will be a number of events aimed at our visitors, there will also be events designed to be of interest to Beaver Islanders. Stay tuned for details and to learn how you can help found the Great Lakes Islands Coalition.
For more information visit

Pig Roast Monday 6-9 p.m. CMU
Bring a side dish or dessert

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
61 and clouds
Today – Partly Cloudy. High near 70F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight – Mostly Clear. Low 58F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

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

As of 8:30 AM Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 54.8 F
High Outside Temp: 57.3 F at 2:46 AM
Low Outside Temp: 53.5 F at 12:00 AM
Outside Humidity: 97%

Heat Index: 55.0 F
Wind Chill: 55.0 F
Dew Point: 54.0 F

Barometer: 30.054″ and Steady

Wind Speed: Calm
Wind Direction: SE
High Gust: 5.0 Mph at 2:26 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
Mostly cloudy skies this morning, 56°, wind is at 11 mph from the east, humidity is at 92%, pressure is steady at 29.97 inches, and visibility is 10+ miles.
TODAY: Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. East winds at 10 mph.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Light winds. Gusts up to 20 mph in the evening.
TODAY: East wind 10 to 15 knots. Mostly cloudy then becoming mostly sunny in the morning then becoming sunny. Waves 2 feet or less.
TONIGHT: East wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.
ON THIS DATE of September 19, 1942 – The first advertisement to announce Little Golden Books appeared in Publishers Weekly.
DID YOU KNOW THAT camel milk does not curdle, because it has adapted to the desert heat.
WORD OF THE DAY: puffery (PUHF-uh-ree) which means undue or exaggerated praise. The word puffery has always meant “excessive, fulsome praise.”

Jan Gerson

… 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, a sincere smile towards another is a courtesy we can give, that can make someone feel good without a touch.

On a lighter note, what are a pirate’s favorite lyrics? Shake your booty!!!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday September 19th, 2017.

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