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Community Calendar for Thursday, February 20th, 2020

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Thursday, February 20th, 2020.
Now here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, Library Board Meets at 9 at the library. Pickleball 10 to noon. Community C-P-R training at the Health Center from 1:00 to 5:00. Are you certified in C-P-R? No? Don’t wait until you wish you were. Sign up for this class by giving the health center a call at 2275. Also Thursday, Euchre out at Stoney. Cards hit the table at 7.
Friday, Island Basketball squads head off to Hannahville for the Northern Lights League Tournament. Check with the school for details on game times and logistics if you want to go along to cheer on our Islanders.
Also Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is on up in the hangout from 10:30 to 11:30. Island Treasures open noon to 4.
Saturday, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Then, the resale is open from noon to 4. And movies here at the BIC Center. Our Hollywood Classic Matinee month continues with a double feature. At 1, it’s State Fair-the Rogers and Hammerstein on big screen with plenty of 50’s sty;e action and romance. Rated approved in the ratings of the day, but probably PG by today’s standards. And at 4, get ready for West Side Story—the stage classic brought to the big screen. It’s rated Approved, too. And at 7, it’s a modern story of gangs in New York City: Twenty-one Bridges is the show and it will keep you glued to your seat with suspense and action. It’s rated R. Concession stand will be open for snacks, a meal or both—for all three shows. Trailers for the movies are on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the Christian Church. Times and details are on the calendar.
Next Monday, St. James Finance Committee has a meeting Scheduled. That’ll be at 1:00 at the Governmental Center across from the school.
Next Tuesday, Pickleball at the BIC Center 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Hangout here at the BIC Center from 10:30 to 11:30. Day ends with Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock. Pucks hit the boards at 7.
Next Wednesday, the Everything to do with Needles gang will get crafty at the Peaine Township Hall from 9:30 to noon.
You can find more information on all of these events and everything else that’s happening on the island at calendar dot w-v-b-I dot net.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of your McDonough’s Market:
Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 19. Wind chill values as low as -1. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Tonight Patchy blowing snow between 4am and 5am. Mostly clear, with a low around 15. Wind chill values as low as -1. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Friday Patchy blowing snow between 7am and 9am. Sunny, with a high near 32. Wind chill values as low as zero. Windy, with a southwest wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Friday Night Increasing clouds, with a low around 26. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 36. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Monday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Monday Night A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Tuesday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Tuesday Night A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Wednesday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21.
TRAFFIC: No delays inbound or outbound to the airports. Island beltway running smoothly. Critters all seem to be hiding or maybe they’ve gone south. But, it is extra slick, so, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Today, Brad Coffell, Kathy Brouard and Jennifer Wojan are celebrating. Happy birthday to each of them, and if we missed you on the list today, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DAY in 1962 First American orbits the earth. The Friendship 7 spacecraft and its pilot, Major John Glenn, make three orbits around the Earth and travel 65,763 nautical miles in just under five hours. Glenn’s flight, called the Mercury-Atlas 6, comes just months after Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s successful orbit of Earth on April 12, 1961.
Also on this date, in 1985, Ireland legalizes sale of birth control. Yep, that date is right. 1985. Defying the Catholic Church’s wishes on a social issue for the first time, Ireland’s government legislators reverse the ban on importation or sale of contraceptives.
WORD OF THE DAY: judgment (JUJ-munt) which means: 1 a : the process of forming an opinion or evaluation by discerning and comparing b : an opinion or estimate so formed 2 a : the capacity for judging : discernment b : the exercise of this capacity 3 a : a formal utterance of an authoritative opinion b : an opinion so pronounced 4 : a formal decision given by a court 5 : a divine sentence or decision The real judgment ot be made about judgment is how to spell it. With an e after the g….or without. Usage experts have long disagreed over which spelling is the preferred one. Henry Fowler asserted that “the Oxford English Dictionary or O-E-D prefers the older & more reasonable spelling.” So he said Judgement with the E is recommended William Safire held an opposite opinion, writing, “My judgment is that Fowler is not to be followed on his spelling of judgement.” Judgement with the E is in fact the older spelling, but it dropped from favor and for centuries judgment was the only spelling to appear in dictionaries. That changed when the OED (Fowler’s source) was published showing judgement as an equal variant. Today, judgment without the E is more popular in the U.S., whereas both spellings make a good showing in Britain. (
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Thursday…without judgment
Here’s a thought for the day: “Ability is what you’re capable of doing, motivation determines what you do, attitude determines how well you do it.” And, on a lighter note: Why did the mother cross the road? The kids let the chicken out.
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Thursday, February 20th, 2020. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.