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Community Calendar for Thursday, September 10th, 2020

This is the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Thursday, September 10th, 2020. 

First, some news…

 

Governor Whitmer says football players must wear face masks under their helmets while playing.  Her various orders had created some confusion at the Michigan Highschool Athletics Association because a prior order said masks weren’t required while exercising if it would interfere with the activity, but another Executive Order signed yesterday says they are required for football, soccer and volleyball.  Meantime, the Michigan Department of Health continues to recommend against all contact sports.  And, there was nothing from the governor yesterday about a time to reopen theaters and other public performance spaces down state—which causes some to wonder how football is OK (even when health department experts advise against it) and eating inside without masks are both OK, but going to see a movie spread out in a large theater space is not.

 

Health Center report this morning shows three new tests run and two pending tests back as negative. Total tests so far are 172.  Of those, 167 are back as negative, three pending and six positives—with five of those for folks who’ve left the island and the remaining one more than 30 days old.  So, still no known active cases on the island.

 

State health officials reported 783 new confirmed cases in their data yesterday.  After one death reported yesterday, there were 13 new deaths reported yesterday—including one in Grand Traverse. There are now 108,595 confirmed cases since the crisis began.  Of those 20,635 are active.  Death toll stands at 6,552. The seven-day running average for new cases is up a bit to 698.  Average for deaths is stable at six.  M-I Safe Start Map which is still based on data from last Saturday shows a state-wide positive test rate running average at 3.4%, which is just slipping into the low risk zone and the average new case per capita rate state-wide is at 47.7 per million, which is at the low end of the high risk zone. 

 

Our region had 13 new cases in yesterday’s report and as noted above, one new death in Grand Traverse County.  New cases were in Benzie with one, here in Charlevoix with three, Grand Traverse with four, Kalkaska with two, Leelanau with one and Otsego with two. Overall total of cases in our region is 947 of which 369 are less than 30 days old. There have been 33 deaths overall.  Rolling averages are 10 new cases a day and no deaths.  In the U-P there were 21 new cases and no new deaths. They now have 1,177 total cases with 502 active and 19 deaths. Averages are 21 new cases a day, no deaths. 

 

Full county-by-county data for our region are in today’s script online along with state and region totals, plus rolling averages. 

 

 

 

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Totals

State

108595

6552

783

13

Region

947

33

13

1

TVC Zone

1428

61

17

2

UP

1177

19

21

0

 

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

698

6

 

Region

10

0

 

TVC Zone

15

0

 

UP

21

0

 

 

County

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Region

Antrim

55

0

0

0

Benzie

56

2

1

0

Charlevoix

76

3

3

0

Emmet

122

4

0

0

Grand Traverse

353

8

4

1

Kalkaska

59

4

2

0

Leelanau

90

1

1

0

Otsego

136

11

2

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Active Cases

State

20635

 

 

Region

369

 

 

TVC Zone

501

 

 

UP

502

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data from 9/9/2020

 

Safe Start data for our zone show the positive test rate at 2.2%, which is in the low risk zone.  The number of new cases per million is 24.6, which is medium-high risk. The TVC zone continues to be the lowest risk zone in the state. There were 17 new cases in the T-C zone yesterday and two new deaths. 1,428 cases since the start with 501 active, and 61 deaths. Averages are 15 new cases a day and no deaths.  

For what’s happening on the calendar, have a look at the Community Calendar online. Find it at calendar.wvbi.net.

 

If you are in the shopping mood, don’t miss out on Island Treasures, the resale shop that supports the Beaver Island Fire and EMS teams.  They are on Donegal Bay Road a bit beyond the County Building on the other side of the road.  Open noon to four Thursday through Saturday.

 

And, if you are in a I need a place to live mood, word is there is an apartment available at Forest View.  Call Pete LoDicio for details at 448-2004.

 

If you are in the joining mood, both the Charlevoix Elks and the Beaver Island Currach Club are looking for members.  The Elks is a social organization focused on charity and the Beaver Island group is an auxiliary of the Charlevoix Lodge.  For more information reach out to Patrick Nugent on Facebook.  The Cutoff date for October initiation is October 7th.  The Currach Club is for folks interested in maintaining and rowing traditional Irish Currachs—a type of boat used on Arranmore and elsewhere in Ireland.  Sign up on their Facebook page.  Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/717788658768941/

 

Don’t forget about the BIC Center W-V-B-I 2020 Gala Auction or the BIC Center W-V-B-I 2020 Raffle.  Go to auction dot bic center dot org to bid on items in the auction and raffle dot bic center dot org to pick up raffle tickets.  You can also bid and get tickets 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.  Stay up to date.  Remember: Protect yourself.  Protect the island.

Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of your McDonough’s Market:

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 63. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 46. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

Friday Night

Increasing clouds, with a low around 49. East wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

Saturday

Showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 70. South wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Saturday Night

Showers likely, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday

A 30 percent chance of showers before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 47.

Monday

Sunny, with a high near 66.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 50.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 70.

Out on the big drink…

Today

N wind 5 to 15 kt. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

Tonight

Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly clear. Waves 1 ft or less.

Friday

Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.

Friday Night

NE wind 5 to 10 kt becoming SSE after midnight. Partly cloudy. Waves 1 ft or less.

Saturday

SSE wind 10 to 15 kt. Showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Waves around 1 ft.

Water Temps: Winds and rain have driven them down again. 61 at the mid-lake buoy. 60 at the bridge. 61 at Mackinac City.

Fire Danger Level: Low.

TRAFFIC: None, nada….zip. But, let’s be careful out there. And, remember, the road across Iron Ore Bay is out.  Your alternate is Betsy Smith’s Trail.  Water is at 62 down at the Sleeping Bear Dunes lakeshore. And at the mid-lake buoy on the south end of the lake, it’s still a balmy 69.

BIRTHDAYS:  Judi Meister and Dustin Crandall are celebrating today. Happy birthday to each of them, and if we missed you on that list, happy birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center. 

ON THIS DAY in 1919 New Yorkers take to the streets as heroes come home. The City welcomes 25,000 soldiers home from the battlefields of Europe nearly a year after WWI’s armistice with a gigantic victory parade down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. General John J. ‘Black Jack’ Pershing leads his 1st Infantry Division troops past the grateful throngs.  (bing.com)

WORD OF THE DAY: encumber (verb) [in-KUM-ber], which means: weigh down, burden; to impede or hamper the function or activity of : hinder; to burden with a legal claim (such as a mortgage).  In Old French, the noun combre meant a defensive obstacle formed by felled trees with sharpened branches facing the enemy. Later, in Middle French, combre referred to a barrier, similar to a dam or weir, constructed in the bed of a river to hold back fish or protect the banks. That notion of holding back is what informs our verb encumber. One can be physically encumbered (as by a heavy load or severe weather) or figuratively (as by bureaucratic restrictions). Combre also gives us the adjectives cumbersome and cumbrous, both meaning “awkward or difficult to handle.” (Merriam-Webster)

Before we wrap up, a quick program note for you.  Baroque on Beaver leaders Robert Nordling and Matt Thomas have put together a special Baroque on Beaver REimagined Encore show for us.  We broadcast it Sunday afternoon at 2 and now it is available as a podcast on the WVBI podcast page.  Just point your browser at wvbi.biccenter.org/podcasts to find it.  

Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Thursday…

Here’s a thought for the day from General Pershing: “A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.”

On a lighter note: Did you hear about the captain who got angry every time his ship floated away?  He had to take anchor management classes.

IMAGINE A SAD TROMBONE SFX

That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Thursday, September 10th, 2020.  The on-air Calendar is now on vacation through the end of Labor Day week.  You’ll still get updates on WVBI dot net, including the latest COVID-19 tracking data and news.  But, we’re taking an on-air break through September 11th.  Until then, Kevin Boyle is away from the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island, but still wishing you a great day and asking: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever?  And, thanks for reading.  

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