News Update

Community Calendar for Thursday, September 12th, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Thursday, September 12th, 2019.
First, some news…
Chamber had good turnout for their business after hours event last evening out at the Circle M. Paul Cole spoke about the success of the Irish Festival last weekend. Data are still being collected, but it appears there was a net positive financial impact from the event. Josh and Colleen had a fantastic spread of entrees that made for a meal.
Telecommunications Committee met yesterday afternoon to review a presentation it plans to make to the Township boards on creating pools of 200 Mbps broadband service at some key locations around town. The group targeted some dates near the end of the month for the joint presentation. Again, full disclosure, I chair that committee.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, Pickleball at the municipal tennis courts—10:00 to noon. Also today, the Northern Lake Michigan Islands Collaborative is meeting here at the BIC Center. It brings interested groups together with the D-N-R to work on management of stat elands in the archipelago. Meeting starts at 10 and runs to 4. Bring your own lunch. Everyone is welcome to attend. No Games Galore today because of that meeting. B-I-C-S Board curriculum committee has a meeting set for 3:30 that afternoon.
Friday…Arthritis Foundation exercise program up in Carol’s Hangout here at the BIC Center.
Saturday, Pickleball from 10 to noon on the municipal courts. Also Saturday, movies here at the BIC Center. The 4:00 show is Wild Rose. A young English woman with a bit of a checkered past chases her dream of becoming a country music star. Lots of awards for this great story. It’s rated R. Show at 7 is Dark Phoenix—another in the X-man series of stories—and this one is another great one. Rated PG-13. Concession stand will be open for snacks or a meal for both shows. Trailers are on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.
Sunday: Services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse fellowship. Details are on the Calendar.
Monday: Saint James has a Finance Committee meeting at 1 at the Governmental Center. Monday evening, here at the BIC Center on the issues facing the townships in implementing the new recreational marijuana law. On the table, among other things, are what sorts of growing and sales operations will be permitted on the island, if any, and where. Folks from the Michigan State Extension service will be there to facilitate the discussion.
Next Tuesday, Pickleball from 10:00 to noon on the Municipal Tennis Courts. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30 here at the BIC Center up in Carol’s Hangout. Alas, no movie next Tuesday, those are done for the season with the Community Center shifting to its off-season hours. Tuesday evening there’s a hearing on the Peaine Township Recreation Plan being conducted by the Peaine Township Planning Commission. That’s set for 7 at Peaine Township hall.
Next Wednesday, the Historical Society’s Picnic at the Point will look at the history of Commercial Fishing on the island. Bring your lunch and learn something while you hang out with fellow islanders. Hard to beat that. And, BINGO is on again next Wednesday evening at the Greg Fellowship Center. Doors open for fellowship at 6:15. Games at 7.
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 the good folks down at McDonough’s Market: Today Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 67. East wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Tonight A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 58. Breezy, with a southeast wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Friday Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 71. Breezy, with a southeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Breezy, with a west wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Saturday Night A 50 percent chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Sunday A 30 percent chance of showers before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 54. Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Out on the Big Drink… Today E wind around 15 kt. Partly sunny. Waves around 2 ft. Friday SSE wind 15 to 20 kt, with gusts as high as 30 kt. Showers and thunderstorms before 8am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Waves 3 to 4 ft. Water temps: Steady at 65 in Little Traverse Bay and 62 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull. 60 at White Shoal Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: None, nada, zip. But, deer. Everyewhere. So, let’s be careful out there—especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Saygan Crosswhite, Billy Lemmick, Colleen Hoeksema and Sue Solle are celebrating birthdays today. Happy birthday each and every one of them. And if we missed you on the list, happy birthday to you too from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DATE in 1933, a London stroll sets off a nuclear chain reaction. Hungarian physicist Leó Szilárd has been puzzling over using atoms as a form of energy, and as he strolls London’s streets, he suddenly conceives the idea of a nuclear chain reaction, which will lead to his work in the atom bomb’s formation and the harnessing of nuclear energy.
Phyllis asks: DID YOU KNOW THAT Alexander Fleming was one of those quirky scientists who accidentally made a scientific breakthrough. In 1928, the bacteriologist left a petri dish in his lab while he was on vacation only to return and find that some liquid around the mold had killed the bacteria in the dish. This became the world’s first antibiotic. But before naming it penicillin, he called it “mold juice.”
Now, Phyllis’s WORD OF THE DAY: repertoire (REP-er-twahr) which means: 1: a list or supply of dramas, operas, pieces, or parts that a company or person is prepared to perform 2: the complete list or supply of dramas, operas, or musical works available for performance, or the complete list or supply of skills, devices, or ingredients used in a particular field, occupation, or practice The Late Latin noun repertorium, meaning “list,” has given us two words that can be used to speak of the broad range of things that someone or something can do. One is repertory, perhaps most commonly known as a word for a company that presents several different plays, operas, or other works at one theater, or the theater where such works are performed. Repertoire, which comes from repertorium via French, once meant the same thing as repertory but later came to refer to the range of skills that a person has, such as the different pitches a baseball pitcher can throw or the particular dishes that are a chef’s specialty. (Merriam-Webster)
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Thursday…
Here’s a thought for the day: “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than one’s fear.”
On a lighter note: What are baby pickles made from? Cute Cumbers.
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Thursday, September 12th, 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.