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Community Calendar for Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Today is Tuesday, August 7th, 2018. I’m Kevin Boyle, with today’s W-V-B-I Community Calendar.
Now, some news…
We’re still dealing with the impact of Sunday’s storms. Lots of trees down around the island. We had a number of pieces of equipment damaged at the WVBI transmitter site, apparently from lighting. Our weather station there is still off-line. We’re waiting on parts to fix it and a few other things. And, around the island, PCs and appliances damaged. Some line transformers blown to pieces.
Yesterday, the north end of the island weather stations recorded lots of rain. Almost an inch in less than an hour. Meantime, the south end saw no measurable precipitation.
We’ll have today’s forecast in a minute…
But, first, here’s what’s happening on your island…
This evening, Music on the Porch…Gets Serious? Yep. Ivan Suminski (on of the Gerrish Family bunch) is bringing his Traverse Volution Trio to the island. They’ll play music from Beethoven, Mozart, Kodaly [koda] and other greats at the St. James Episcopal mission Tuesday evening at 7:30. The trio includes Ivan Suminski on violin, Joe Sherik on viola and Kyle Stachnik on the ‘cello.
Wednesday, Restorative Yoga at the BIC Center at 9:30. And, also Wednesday, the Peaine Township Board meets at their township hall. Agenda and other info on the Peaine Township website at Peaine T-W-P dot org. Also Wednesday evening, BINGO at the Gregg Fellowship Center. As always, doors open at 6:15 for fellowship. Games start at 7.
On Thursday, Farmer’s Market out at the Paradise Bay Coffee Shop. That’s across from the Township Airport on Donnel Moore’s Lane. With garden’s coming in, there’ll be more vendors than ever with lots of great produce. Time to reap what’s been sowed. Plus, fresh bread, sweets, jams, jellies and home canned goods.
Friday, Basic Yoga here at the BIC Center at 9:30 and Arthritis Exercise Program at 10. Also here at the BIC Center, Art in the Harbor out front on the sidewalk. You can shop the work of local artisans and grab a snack from 10 to 2. Again, that’s Friday.
Also Friday at 1:30 over at the Community School there’ll be a robot competition. It’s called Mars Rover. You’ll get to see teams from the b-i-robot Robotics Camp compete against each other in a mission on Mars. And, Friday evening Trina Hamlin will be bringing her outstanding repertoire of blues, folk, pop and rock to the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater here at the BIC Center. Show is at 8. Tickets available now at the BIC Center front desk or with a quick call to 231-448-20222. While you’re at it, you can also pick up tickets for The Way Down Wanderers. They’ll be here on August 31st at 8.
On Saturday, there’s a Bake Sale at the Beaver Island Christian Church from 10 to 2:00. All sorts of yummy fresh baked goods. And more. Proceeds will support upgrades to the Gregg Fellowship Center. Also Saturday, Lego Club at the Library at 1. And, two movies here at the BIC Center. Isle of Dogs is at 3. It’s animation like you’ve never seen before with a great story about a biy and his lost dog. And at 7, from Steven Spielberg, it’s Ready Player One. That’s a virtual reality hunt for a very real treasure. Both films are rated PG-13.
Sunday, it’s the second annual Bocce tournament. This year it’s a fund raiser for Friends of Beaver Island Animals. The fun starts at noon at the Peaine Township Park. $20 perplayer in advance. $25 on the event day-so sign up early. Your ticket includes food and drink while you play. Winners will take home some prizes. Everyone will have fun and know they’ve helped take care of our animal friends here on the island. For info and tickets call 448-2603.
And this weekend is Homecoming. Softball Saturday and dinner Sunday 4:30 to 7:30. And more. We’ll have details later in the week.
For your planner for next week, here are a few important meetings. Tuesday, the Beaver Island Transportation Authority Board meets at noon at their office on main street. Peaine township Planning Commission meets at 7 at the township hall. Thursday the Historical Society Board meets there at 7.
And make a note of this for your end of summer clean-up. Hazardous waste collection day is planned for the Transfer station on the 31st and September 1.
Holy smokes. September events on our calendar already?
You can find more information on all of these events and everything else we know about that’s happening on the island at calendar dot w-v-b-I dot net. 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. Post it there. Hear it here. See it on the digital signage around town and across-and on other Beaver Island websites. It’s one and done with the W-V-B-I – BIC Center Community Calendar.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at Powers Hardware:
Today Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 73. North wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 62. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. West wind around 5 mph.
OUT ON THE BIG DRINK: Today NNW wind 5 to 10 kt becoming W in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Waves around 1 ft. Wednesday SW wind around 10 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves around 1 ft. At 7 this morning at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of W-V-B-I – the weather station it was 60. Winds out of the NNE at 3. Humidity still high at 90%. Dew point 57. Pressure 29 point 4-6 and steady. Around the island at 8 – pretty much 10 degrees cooler than yesterday morning. It was 59 at Whiskey Point, 58 at McCauley’s Point, 61 on Greene’s Bay, 61 on Lake G and no report from our transmitter site. Looking out on Paradise Bay at 7 from the Hodgson Enterprises W-V-B-I BIC Center webcam-just a few ripples out there under a cloudy sky. Dock nice and dry.
TRAFFIC: None. But it gets busy downtown when the ferries come in. And, lots of folks strolling about for concerts and at the beach. So let’s be careful down there and take it easy running up and down East and West Side Drives.
No post yet from Phyllis for today, so we’ll go with Monday’s post. ON August 6, 1945, at 8:16 a.m. Japanese time, an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, drops the world’s first atom bomb, over the city of Hiroshima. Approximately 80,000 people are killed as a direct result of the blast, and another 35,000 are injured. At least another 60,000 would be dead by the end of the year from the effects of the fallout.
U.S. President Harry S. Truman, discouraged by the Japanese response to the Potsdam Conference’s demand for unconditional surrender, made the decision to use the atom bomb to end the war in order to prevent what he predicted would be a much greater loss of life were the United States to invade the Japanese mainland.
Phyllis asks: DID YOU KNOW THAT Percentage of Americans who say that God has spoken to them: 36.
WORD OF THE DAY: chevelure (shev-uh-LOOR) which means a head of hair. Chevelure looks like–and is–a French word meaning “head of hair, wig.” But, apparently, we pronounce it incorrectly. Chevelure entered English in the 15th century.
Birthdays: Sue Avery and Wendy Fogg. Happy birthday to Sue & Wendy. And if it’s your birthday and we missed you on our list, happy birthday to you as well.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Tuesday…
Here’s a thought for day: When a child learns to walk and falls down 50 times, they never think to themselves, “Maybe this isn’t for me.”
On a lighter note:
What is green and sits crying in the corner?
The incredible Sulk.
SFX: (wah, wah, waaaaah)
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Tuesday, August 7th, 2018.
I’m Kevin Boyle at W-V-B-I’ 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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