News Update

Community Calendar for September 8, 2017

Today is Friday September 8th, 2017.
I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

RED Friday Remember everyone deployed

Capt. Kevin McDonough is retiring after 47 years of dedicated service, bringing people to and from Beaver Island. His party is Saturday, Sept. 9th, 4-7 pm – Stop by and wish him all the best in his future.

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

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.

Volleyball away at Munising Baptist
Arthritis Foundation Exercise BICC 10-11 a.m.

Members of the Fort Wayne-based professional vocal arts company Heartland Sings,
currently on retreat on Beaver Island, are performing an impromptu concert on Friday,
September 8 at 4:30 p.m. This concert is open to the public and proceeds will
benefit the BIC Center.
The program will consist of a variety of repertoire, including musical theater, pop songs, and jazz standards.
The Shamrock Bar and Restaurant will be offering 10% Off any dinner entree
Friday night with a concert ticket presented.
Tickets are $8/Adult & $4/Student. Call 231-448-2022 for reservations, or stop in to the BIC Center.

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

BIDL Storytime 10:30 a.m.

BICS Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.

BIRHC 11:00 a.m.
Charlevoix County Veteran’s Affairs Office director John Hess visits the island the second Tuesday of each month to provide assistance to Beaver Island veterans in dealing with the VA and other issues.

Peaine Township Planning Committee Meeting 7:00 p.m.

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 61F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight – Clear skies. Low 48F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

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

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

Forecast: Mostly Clear

Outside Temp: 48.1 F
High Outside Temp: 54.5 F at 1:22 AM
Low Outside Temp: 47.9 F at 8:03 AM
Outside Humidity: 95%

Heat Index: 49.0 F
Wind Chill: 48.0 F
Dew Point: 47.0 F

Barometer: 30.214″ and Rising Rapidly

Wind Speed: Calm
Wind Direction: NNE
High Gust: 19.0 Mph at 1:01 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″

Dee Gallagher
Katelynn Martin

Joe Timsak
Sue Howard
Theresa Mooney

Dawn Johnson
Steve Drost
Bill Kohne


… 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, after the dream occurs, success is earned when worked towards.

On a lighter note, how do robots eat dip? With computer chips!!!

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday September 8th, 2017.

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