News Update

Community Calendar for Thursday, May 9th, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is Kevin Boyle with the WVBI Community Calendar for Thursday, May 9th, 2019.
Here’s what’s happening on your island …
The Northern Lake Michigan Islands Collaborative meets today at the BIC Center from 10:30 to 2:30. All our welcome. The collaborative coordinates management of state lands in our island archipelago –with state agencies, regional and local stakeholders all working together. Also today, Dr. Mann will be in at the Health Center. Call 2275 to set up an appointment. At the BIC Center today, Games Galore here from 1 to 4. B-I-C-S Curriculum Committee meets at school at 3:30. Also at school, CMU Honor students are hosting a Family Science Education Night at BICS from 3:30 to 5:50. There’ll be more than 20 exhibits including computer coding, chromatography, the physics of roller coasters, circuits and electricity, efforts to save coral reefs, the Stroop effect and more. Then, another group of C-M-U Honor students will be presenting a collection of original radio plays about Beaver Island that they will record live in the McDonough’s Market Theater with an audience. Show time is 7:30. The programs will them be broadcast right here on Friday after our news at 5.
Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at the BIC Center from 10 to 11. Friday evening, it’s time for the annual 4th and 5th grade play. This year the show is Expose’: Holiday Celebrities Tell All. It’s at 7 and sure to be lots of fun. Reserved seats are $7. Call the BIC Center to get your tickets. All proceeds go to support the 4th and 5th grade trip to Camp Hayo-Went-Ha.
Saturday, Lego Club at the library at 1. Self Defense class at 5 at the Peaine Township Hall. Here at the BIC Center, two movies: Showing at 4 it’s the Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Snarkiness will no doubt abound with lots of fun for kids and mom and dad. It’s rated PG. At 7, Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway star in Serenity. A fishing boat captain juggles facing his mysterious past and finding himself ensnared in a reality where nothing is what it seems. Kinda souns like a Beaver Island story, no? But, it’s one for grown-ups because it is R. Concession stand will be open all day Saturday with treats both for the shows and you island adventures.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse fellowship. Details are on the calendar.
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.
A reminder that the Chamber is looking for suggestions for theme for this year’s Independence Day parade. Send your ideas to chamber@beaverisland.org<mailto:chamber@beaverisland.org>. You need to get them in today as the Chamber plans to make its decision soon after that.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market: Today Rain—quarter to a half inch of it. High near 50. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Tonight Chance of more rain, mainly before 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Friday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Friday Night Areas of frost after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 34. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Patchy frost before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 51. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 54. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Out on the Big Drink… Today E wind 10 to 15 kt. Periods of showers, mainly before 4pm. Patchy fog after 3pm. Waves 2 to 3 ft. Friday NW wind 10 to 15 kt. Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 ft or less. Saturday and Sunday during the day… Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.
TRAFFIC: No delays inbound or outbound to either airport. Beltway running smoothly. Bridges clear. But the rain has turned our dirt roads into mud baths so let’s be careful out there, especially in the school zone.
Phyllis is sleeping in this morning because it is her birthday, so we had to find our own on this date feature for today… ON THIS DATE in in in 1914 President Woodrow Wilson proclaims the second Sunday in May to be Mother’s Day and a US federal holiday. That would be this Sunday. Also on this date in 1941, the British Royal Navy’s top-secret ‘Operation Primrose’ nets its quarry when a submarine is captured off Greenland with its communications gear intact. The Enigma machine and code book found on board will help Allied cryptographers crack coded messages sent by the Germans.
DID YOU KNOW: SpongeBob SquarePants was originally called Spongeboy. But, Spongeboy wasn’t available because it was already used by a mop company, so creator Stephen Hillenburg had to think of something else. Eventually, he decided on SpongeBob and SquarePants popped into his head as a last name.
WORD OF THE DAY: adorkable, which means someone who (or something that) is charmingly or appealingly awkward or unstylish. Adorkable is a portmanteau—also known more technically as a blend—of adorable and dork. Adorable first came on the scene more than 300 years ago, entering the language with the meaning of “worthy of adoration or veneration,” and being applied mostly to one’s preferred deity. It wasn’t until a century and a half later that its “extremely charming or appealing” meaning began to take hold. Dork is of course much newer, and lacking in any kind of historical refinement: it’s been used as a synonym of nerd (“an unstylish, unattractive, or socially inept person and especially one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits”), and less frequently jerk (“an annoyingly stupid or foolish person”) since the second half of the 20th century.
Birthdays: Phyllis Moore and Jonathon Bearrs. Happy birthday to both of them. And, if we missed you on our list—Happy Birthday to you from all of us at W-V-B-I and Beaver Island Community Center.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Thursday…
Here’s a thought for the day from John Quincy Adams, or at least attributed to him by President George Bush: “All that I am my mother made me.”
On a lighter note…
Did you hear about the new Bikini documentary? It’s a two part series that’s quite revealing?
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Thursday, May 9th, 2019, 2019.
I’m Kevin Boyle at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking you: why not make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.
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