News Update

Community Calendar for September 4, 2017

Today is Monday September 4th, 2017.
I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

Labor Day
Some places are closing today for the season
Call boat company for updates

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

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.

Storytime BIDL 10:30

First Day of School
Computer Workshop 10 – Noon BICC

School Board Meetings
Finance at 8:30 a.m.
Policy Committee 3:30 p.m.
St. James Township Meeting 7 p.m.

Buffalo Trail Clearing 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Lake G public boat Launch
The Beaver Island Archipelago Trails Association will be working to clear the Buffalo Camp Trail. Please help us open up this terrific trail.

Games Galore BICC 1-4 p.m.
Curriculum Meeting BICS 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Volleyball away at Munising Baptist

Lego Club BIDL 12:30 p.m.

Volleyball at Munising

Movies BICC
Born in China 3 p.m.
G | 1h 19min | Documentary Venturing into the wilds of China, “Born in China” captures intimate moments with a panda and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs.

Gifted 7:00 p.m.
PG-13 | 1h 41min | Drama Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

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

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.

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
69 and clouds early

Today – AM Clouds/PM Sun. High 66F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight – Partly Cloudy. Low 54F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

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

As of 8:30 AM Monday, September 4, 2017

Forecast: Partially Cloudy, Rain within 12 hours

Outside Temp: 64.0 F
High Outside Temp: 67.2 F at 6:12 AM
Low Outside Temp: 64.0 F at 8:29 AM
Outside Humidity: 88%

Heat Index: 64.0 F
Wind Chill: 64.0 F
Dew Point: 60.0 F

Barometer: 29.622″ and Falling Slowly

Wind Speed: 1.0 Mph
Wind Direction: NNW
High Gust: 18.0 Mph at 5:38 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 2.0 Mph

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.
This morning it’s breezy, partly cloudy, 64°, wind is at 19 mph from the SW, humidity is at 89%, pressure is rising from 29.49 inches, visibility is 7.4 miles, the UV index for the island at noon today is moderate at 3, pollen levels for today are at the medium level 6.6, top allergens are ragweed, nettle, and chenopods.
TODAY: Partly cloudy most of the day with a chance of rain showers. HIghs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph decreasing to 20 mph in the afternoon.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows in the lower 50s. West winds at 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
MARINE REPORT: Small Craft Advisory in effect until 2 PM EDT this afternoon
TODAY: West wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots becoming northwest with gusts to around 20 knots in the afternoon. Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms early in the morning, then showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Waves 3 to 5 feet subsiding to 2 feet or less in the afternoon.
TONIGHT: Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Chance of showers. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
ON THIS DATE of September 4, 1886 – Geronimo, and the Apache Indians he led, surrendered in Skeleton Canyon in Arizona to Gen. Nelson Miles.
DID YOU KNOW THAT 96% of candles sold are purchased by women?
WORD OF THE DAY: serotinal (si-ROT-n-l, ser-uh-TAHYN-l) which means pertaining to or occurring in late summer. Serotinal “developing late” is a rare word, restricted to the biological sciences, e.g., botany and entomology. Serotinal comes from the Latin adjective sērōtinus “late, coming or ripening late” and derives from the adverb sērō “at a late hour, late.” A related form, sēra (hora) means evening (hour), as in the Italian greeting buona sera “good evening.” Serotinal entered English in the late 19th century.
Bottom of Form
Marilyn Duda
Jenni Timsak
Jacqueline Remus


… 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, ideas have brought peace and led to great discoveries. Each of us has the ability to find new ones, so think.

On a lighter note, my first time on an elevator was quite uplifting, the second time though, it was a let down!!!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday September 4th, 2017.

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