News Update

Community Calendar for Thursday, June 7, 2018

Today is Thursday, June 7th, 2018. I’m Kevin Boyle, with today’s W-V-B-I Community Calendar.
Here’s what’s happening on your island:
The library’s 2018 Summer Reading Program is underway. Libraries Rock is the theme. All kids, Pre k through 12th grade are invited to participate. Stop by the Library to register and get started. And be sure to come to the Sock-hop Kick Off party June 11 at the Library from 4-6 p.m. Music, Games, Crafts, and Food.
Island Treasures has shifted to summer hours. They’ll be open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4.
Today and every Thursday and Tuesday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at the BIC Center form 11 to noon.
Friday here at the BIC Center it’s Games Galore from 1 to 4.
Another big weekend coming up. It’s graduation day for Katie LaFreniere and Forrest Avery. Katie is off to NCMC this fall to study nursing. Forrest is headed to U of M. Graduation is at 1 here at the BIC Center with a reception to follow out at the Golf Course from 2 to 5.
Also this weekend, two movies here at the BIC Center. Early Man is at 3. It’s from the folks who brought you Wallace and Gromit-so very cool clay stop motion animation and hilarious.
At 7, its’s a Wrinkle in Time-a great family movie about a girl searching for her scientist father across space and time.
Looking further out into June, coming up on June 14th the BIC Center has its first concert of the summer season. Kennedy’s Kitchen will be here. The show is at 8. Tickets are $25, $10 for students, and they are available at the BIC Center front desk.
And coming up in the weekend of the 16th, it’s the 3rd annual Spring Fishing Tournament down on Lake G brought to you by the Beaver Island Wildlife Club. Two categories again this year-kids 14 and under and everyone else.
Also coming up is the Beaver Island Bike Festival. That’s the weekend of the 23rd. You can find the details on both the fishing tournament and the Bike Festival on our online calendar at calendar dot W-V-B-I dot net.
And on our online calendar, 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<>. Get your event posted on-line and hear it here and see it on the digital signage network around town and across. That’s why we say … it’s one and done with the W-V-B-I Community calendar … the best way to get word out about your event on Beaver Island.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at Powers Hardware:
TODAY: Sunny, with a high near 68. West wind around 5 mph becoming north in the morning.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. East wind around 5 mph.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. East wind around 5 mph.
FOR YOUR WEEKEND: Both days sunny with highs around 70.
TODAY: Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Waves around 1 ft.
FRIDAY: Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.
Nice forecast for the weekend, too. Winds 10 kts or less. Waves 1 ft or less.
But, it isn’t summer on the water yet-not by a long shot. Water temperature this morning was still 48 degrees at White Shoal and 38 at the mid-Lake buoy. So remember, if you are out on the water, you need to be dressed for the water, not the weather. The lake is still cold enough to kill you quickly if you go in and don’t have a way to get out.
Conditions at 7 this morning: 52 degrees at the BIC Center. Wind calm. Humidity 85% and the pressure was 29.42 and rising quickly. Dew point 48. Around the island, temps all over the place it was 54 at Whiskey Point, no report at McCauley’s Point, 50 on Greene’s Bay, 53 down at Lake G and at the W-V-B-I transmitter site it was 53 and mostly clear.
Looking out on Paradise Bay, the Hodgson Enterprises Webcam showed is smooth as glass– smooth as Sloptown road after the grading-with some summer haze on the horizon. Did I say summer? I think I did. You can see what’s going on now by going to w-v-b-I dot net and scrolling down to see the webcam at the bottom.
POLLEN REPORT: Levels today are medium-high at 7.3 while the top allergens are mulberry, oak,and grasses.
ON THIS DATE of June 7, 1866, thirteen years after American settlers founded the city named for him, Chief Seattle dies in a nearby village of his people.
Born sometime around 1790, Seattle (Seathl) was a chief of the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes who lived around the Pacific Coast bay that is today called Puget Sound. He was the son of a Suquamish father and a Duwamish mother, a lineage that allowed him to gain influence in both tribes.
By the early 1850s, small bands of Euro-Americans had begun establishing villages along the banks of Puget Sound. Chief Seattle apparently welcomed his new neighbors and seems to have treated them with kindness. In 1853, several settlers moved to a site on Elliott Bay to establish a permanent town-since Chief Seattle had proved so friendly and welcoming, the settlers named their tiny new settlement in his honor.
Not all the Puget Sound Indians, however, were as friendly toward the white settlers as Chief Seattle. War broke out in 1855, and Indians from the White River Valley south of Seattle attacked the village. Although he believed the whites would eventually drive his people to extinction, Chief Seattle argued that resistance would merely anger the settlers and hasten the Indians’ demise. By 1856, many of the hostile Indians had concluded that Chief Seattle was right and made peace.
Rather than fight, Seattle tried to learn white ways. Jesuit missionaries introduced him to Catholicism, and he became a devout believer. He observed morning and evening prayers throughout the rest of his life. The people of the new city of Seattle also paid some respect to the chief’s traditional religion. The Suquamish believed the mention of a dead man’s name disturbs his eternal rest. To provide Chief Seattle with a pre-payment for the difficulties he would face in the afterlife, the people of Seattle levied a small tax on themselves to use the chief’s name. He died in 1866 at the approximate age of 77.
Phyllis asks: DID YOU KNOW THAT In 1879 Detroit telephone customers were first in the nation to be assigned phone numbers to facilitate handling calls?
WORD OF THE DAY: Dizneyfy (DIZ-nee-fahy) which means to create or alter in a simplified, sentimental, or contrived form or manner. Disneyfy is an Americanism formed from the name of Walt Disney, the cartoonist and moviemaker (1901-66), and the familiar verb suffix -fy. Disneyfy entered English in the second half of the 20th century.
TRAFFIC: Everything is running smoothly out there this morning. Indeed, Sloptown Road is super smooth because the good folks at the road commission gave it a road grader treatment yesterday. But, let’s be careful out there especially traveling up and down east and west side drives and double-especially in the school zone.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Thursday…
Here’s a thought for the day: It is difficult to bring people to goodness with lessons, but it is easy to do so by example. On a lighter note: What did people do before sandpaper was invented?
SFX: Sanding
They just roughed it.
SFX: (wah, wah, waaaaah)
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Thursday, June 7th, 2018. I’m Kevin Boyle at WVBI’ the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking you on behalf of Greg Doig to, why not, make it best day ever. And, thanks for listening.