News Update

Community Calendar for Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Thursday, October 22nd, 2020. 

First, some news…

 

Governor Whitmer says the state is at what she calls a “dangerous moment” if residents don’t take COVID-19 prevention measures seriously.  “Our numbers are not good,” she says. Her comments were echoed by Joneigh Khaldun, the state’s chief medical officer who urged people to limit in-person interactions.  She says you should dine out only with family members and watch movies at home.  Meantime, a group of Michigan business leaders has sent an open letter to the governor and the state legislators urging them to work together to address the ongoing surge in cases. While urging unity, their letter also is somewhat oriented to a one-size fits all approach, which is part of the cause of the division between the governor and the legislature.  Republican leaders are working on a proposal that would allow local governments to opt out of some requirements for areas that are meeting targets.

 

As that debate continues, statewide numbers continue their climb. State officials reported 1,597 new cases yesterday and 33 new deaths.  That pushes the average to 1,704 new cases a day and 23 deaths.  There have been 33,583 new cases in the last 30 days, case that the state treats as active.  Safe Start stats are 4.9% for the positive test rate―same as yesterday–and 121.2 cases per million―up just slightly from yesterday.

 

In our region, there were 30 new cases and no new deaths.  No new cases in Charlevoix.  14 in Grand Traverse. There are 451 active cases in the region with averages at 25 new cases a day and no deaths. Safe start data for our zone show the positive test rate up to 3.2%, up another tenth of a percent and above the 3% target.  New case rate is 57.9 per million―up five from yesterday. 

 

Here on the island, no change in the data from the health center.

 

Full county-by-county data for region are in today’s script online along with state, regional, U-P and Safe Start Zone totals, plus rolling averages and active case estimates.

 

 

 

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Totals

State

150989

7086

1597

33

Region

1527

40

30

0

TVC Zone

2245

70

35

0

UP

4491

79

78

5

Note: 7 deaths are reclassifications from prior dates

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

1704

23

 

Region

25

0

 

TVC Zone

37

1

 

UP

121

3

Note: Look back now 6 days divided by 7 to adj. for no Sun. data.

 

 

County

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Region

Antrim

95

0

6

0

Benzie

102

2

2

0

Charlevoix

123

4

0

0

Emmet

180

4

2

0

Grand Traverse

608

13

14

0

Kalkaska

99

4

1

0

Leelanau

127

2

2

0

Otsego

193

11

3

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Active Cases

State

33583

 

 

Region

451

 

 

TVC Zone

651

 

 

UP

2886

Note: Look back now 26 days to adjust for 4 Sundays with no data.

 

 

Data from 10/21/2020

 

Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…

 

Here’s your meeting planner:  BIESA meets today at 2:00 at the Peaine Township Hall. Next week on Monday the St. James Finance Committee meets at 1:00 at the Governmental Center.  More info including details on how to join the meetings remotely is in the calendar entry for each meeting.

 

Today, Games Galore from 1 to 4 here at the BIC Center and then Euchre at the Shamrock. Cards hit the table at 7.

 

Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is up in the Deerwood Hangout from 10:30 to 11:30.

 

Friday and Saturday are the dates for the Medicare Open enrollment meetings set up by the C-O-A.  9 to 6 on Friday and 9 to 1 on Saturday.  Call Lonnie at 2124 to set up an appointment.

 

Saturday, Greenwald Construction and Real Estate One are sponsoring a community cleanup event.  Their plans include free curbside pickups with scheduled appointments.  They’ll pick it up and take it to the transfer station, but you need to pay the disposal fees if any.  To schedule a pickup, call the Real Estate One office at 448-2449. 

 

Also, Saturday― Pickleball is on from 10 to noon.  And just one movie this weekend as the Elks are having an induction ceremony here at the BIC Center Saturday afternoon. Evening movie is Beckman. It’s a high energy action flick with good guys and bad guys.  Rated R.  Concession stand will be open―for snacks, a meal or both.  Pizza and hot dogs are on the menu along with all your favorite movie treats. Trailer is on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.  And, if you were waiting to see the Good Dinosaur―which originally had been set for Saturday afternoon―don’t worry, it’s coming in November.

 

There are weekend services at Holy Cross and Sunday services at the Christian Church.  Times and details are on the calendar.

 

[C-O-A is has a fall recipe contest on now. Submit your winner today through the deadline on the 28th.  Details are in the calendar.]

 

[Don’t forget about the BIC Center W-V-B-I 2020 Raffle.  Go to raffle dot bic center dot org if you would like to get tickets.  Or get them at the BIC Center from desk.]

Keep up to date on COVID-19 news with the W-V-B-I COVID-19 info page. Click COVID-19 Info in the menu at W-V-B-I dot net. 

Weather, here there and everywhere C presented every day with the support of Hogarth’s Pest Control:

Today

Showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Light northeast wind becoming east 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tonight

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Patchy fog before 2am, then patchy fog after 3am. Steady temperature around 44. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Friday

Showers, mainly before 2pm. Patchy fog before 7am. Steady temperature around 43. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Friday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Saturday Night

Cloudy, with a low around 31.

Sunday

Showers likely after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 33.

Monday

A chance of rain and snow showers before 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 45.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.

Out on the big drink…

Today

NE wind 10 to 15 kt becoming E in the afternoon. Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 5pm. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

Friday

NNW wind 15 to 20 kt, with gusts as high as 25 kt. Showers likely, mainly before 5pm. Waves 3 to 4 ft.

Saturday

WNW wind around 10 kt. Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 ft or less.

Water Temps: This morning: 48 at White Shoal and   54 at the mid-lake buoy.

TRAFFIC: None, but the leaves are coming down fast and hard making for slick spots where you might not expect, so, let’s be careful out there.  And remember, if you are on a color boodle, don’t drive into a tree while you are looking at the forest.

BIRTHDAYS:  Jenna Battle and Candice De Laat are all celebrating today. Happy birthday to Jenna and Candice, and, if we missed you on the list, happy birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center. 

ON THIS DAY in 1964 a French existentialist turns down his Nobel Prize.  Arguably one of the most notable public intellectuals of the 20th century, Jean-Paul Sartre, is this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature for work the committee deems ‘filled with the spirit of freedom.’ The French philosopher exercises this same spirit and declines the honor. (bing.com)

WORD OF THE DAY: adduce (verb) [uh-DOOSS], which means: to offer as example, reason, or proof in discussion or analysis. We won’t lead you astray over the history of adduce; it is one of a plethora of familiar words that trace to the Latin root dūcere, which means “to lead.” Perhaps we can induce you to deduce a few other dūcere offspring if we offer a few hints about them. One is a synonym of kidnap, one’s a title for a British royal, and one’s another word for decrease. There are your leads; here are the answers. They are abduct, duke, and reduce, respectively. There are also many others, including induce, which means “to persuade” or “to bring about.” (Merriam-Webster)

Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Thursday…nothing to be adduced…

Here’s a thought for the day from John Paul Sartre: “Not choosing is a choice.”

On a lighter note: A man was hit recently with a rental car.  He said it Hertz.

That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Thursday, October 22nd, 2020.  I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from the Langford Family WVBI 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. 

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