News Update

Community Calendar for September 6, 2017

Today is Wednesday September 6th, 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 began 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.

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.

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.

Food Pantry Committee
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
55 and partly cloudy this morning

Today – Partly Cloudy. High 63F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight – Partly Cloudy. Low 49F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

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

As of 8:30 AM Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 55.4 F
High Outside Temp: 55.9 F at 5:49 AM
Low Outside Temp: 53.4 F at 7:37 AM
Outside Humidity: 88%

Heat Index: 55.0 F
Wind Chill: 52.0 F
Dew Point: 52.0 F

Barometer: 29.921″ and Rising Slowly

Wind Speed: 8.0 Mph
Wind Direction: N
High Gust: 15.0 Mph at 5:30 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 6.0 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.
Partly cloudy skies this morning, 52°, wind is at 6 mph from the NE, humidity is at 96%, pressure is steady at 29.82 inches, visibility is 8.9 miles, UV index for noon today is moderate at 5, pollen levels are medium at 7.1, top allergens are ragweed, nettle, and chenopods.
TODAY: Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers. Highs around 60°. North winds at 15 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers in the evening, then a slight chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwest winds at 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.
TODAY: North wind 10 to 15 knots. Gusts up to 20 knots. Slight chance of waterspouts. Scattered showers. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
TONIGHT: North wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Slight chance of showers. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
ON THIS DATE of September 6, 1819 – Thomas Blanchard patented a machine called the lathe.

DID YOU KNOW THAT cats’ eyes have almost 285° of sight in 3 dimensions – ideal peripheral vision for hunting.
WORD OF THE DAY: catachresis (kat-uh-KREE-sis) which means the misuse or strained use of words, as in a mixed metaphor, occurring either in error or for rhetorical effect.
Darrell Butler Sr.
Joe McDonough
Peg Hoogendorn
Sienna Anderson


… 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, belief in yourself can overthrow any fear that comes your way.

On a lighter note, have you heard the rumor about butter? Never mind, I shouldn’t help spread it!!!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday September 6th, 2017.

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