News Update

Community Calendar for Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday, February 11th, 2020.
Here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, Tomorrow Tuesday, Pickleball at the BIC Center 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Hangout here at the BIC Center from 10:30 to 11:30. Beaver Island Transportation Authority holds its regular monthly meeting at noon at their H-Q across from the ferry dock. The Waste Management Committee has set a Special Meeting on Blight for 2 next Tuesday at Peaine Township hall. They are going to collect public input on how the Transfer Station can work with the Townships to deal with junk cars, boats, equipment and other debris on the island and start developing a plan on how they can assist and encourage residents to legally take care of such junk. Use of car crusher will also be discussed. Day ends with Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock. Pucks hit the boards at 7.
Wednesday, Everything to do with Needles at the Peaine Township Hall. 9:30 to noon every Wednesday through spring. And, the monthly Discover Beaver Island Meeting is set for 5 at the Peaine Township Hall.
Thursday, Pickleball is on at the BIC Center from 10:00 to noon. Resale shop is open for winter hours on Thursdays from noon to 4. Also, Games Galore up in the Ray and Ann Stanhope Hangout from 1 to 4. And, Thursdays are Euchre Nights at Stoney. Cards hit the table at 7.
Friday, Island Basketball squads are away at Maplewood. If you want to tag along, check with Kerry at school about space on the plane.
Also Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is on up in the hangout from 10:30 to 11:30. Island Treasures open noon to 4.
Saturday, kicks of the Beaver Island Winter Carnival. Ice fishing, candlelit walks, snow sculptures, blind snowmobile races and more. We’ll get Chamber President Paul Cole in here in the next day or so to talk about it all. Check the calendar for details in the meantime. Also Saturday, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Then, the resale is open from noon to 4. For visitors and you, too, if you like, we’ll have a special showing of Home on the Island as part of the Winter Carnival events at 1. And, February is Classic Movie Matinee month at the BIC Center with a series of Hollywood classics selected by our audience. The show this week is State Fair AT 4 on Saturday. It’s another Rogers & Hammerstein classic about, you guessed it, the best state fair in the state. It’s rated “approved” in the standards of the day, so good for the whole family. At 7, it’s the story of Linda Ronstadt on the Big Screen with the Big Sound. Linda Ronstadt The Sound of My Voice with all her classics and a great story to go with them. Rated PG-13. Concession stand will be open for snacks, a meal or both. Trailers are on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the Christian Church. Times and details are on the calendar.
And, a reminder to you photographers out there—that time is running out to get your three best shots in for this year’s Everyone’s an Artists photography contest being organized by Lois Stipp and the Beaver Island Gallery. Deadline is the 15th. Contest 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.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market:
Today Scattered snow showers, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 30. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tonight Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a steady temperature around 27. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Wednesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Wednesday Night Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 9. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Thursday A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 14. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3. Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 17. Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Saturday Snow showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 29. Breezy. Saturday Night Snow showers likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 31. Sunday Night A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Washington’s Birthday A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 34.
TRAFFIC: Island beltway running smoothly, bridges clear. No delays inbound or outbound to the airports. Kings Highway pretty much clear and dry. But everything else has snow and ice. And it’s slick. So, let’s be careful. Especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Today, Pete LoDico and Allyson Selby are celebrating. Happy birthday to Allison and Pete, and if we missed you on the list today, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DAY 1990 Nelson Mandela is freed after 27 years in prison. South Africa’s most prominent anti-apartheid activist is released after almost three decades of captivity. He will go on to win the Nobel Peace Prize and become the nation’s president. Also on this date in 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini comes to power in Iran. After defeating the last of the Iranian shah’s forces, rebel groups seize power and install their formerly exiled leader, Khomeini, as the head of the new Islamic republic. Under Khomeini’s rule, his version of Sharia or Islamic Law was introduced, with the Islamic dress code enforced for both men and women by Islamic Revolutionary Guards and other Islamic groups. Women were required to cover their hair, and men were not allowed to wear shorts. Alcoholic drinks, most Western movies, and the practice of men and women swimming or sunbathing together were banned. The Iranian educational curriculum was Islamized at all levels. The broadcasting of any music other than martial or religious on Iranian radio and television was banned.
WORD OF THE DAY: obloquy (AH-bluh-kwee) which means: 1 : a strongly condemnatory utterance : abusive language 2 : the condition of one that is discredited : bad repute English speakers can choose from several synonyms to name a tongue-lashing. Abuse is a good general term that usually stresses the anger of the speaker and the harshness of the language, as in “scathing verbal abuse.” Vituperation often specifies fluent, sustained abuse; “a torrent of vituperation” is a typical use of this term. Invective implies vehemence comparable to vituperation but may suggest greater verbal and rhetorical skill; it may also apply especially to a public denunciation, as in “blistering political invective.” Obloquy, which comes from the Late Latin ob- (meaning “against”) plus loquī (meaning “to speak”), suggests defamation and consequent shame and disgrace; a typical example of its use is “subjected to obloquy and derision.” (
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Tuesday…
Here’s a thought for the day from Nelson Mandela: “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
And, on a lighter note: What do you call a hippie’s wife? A Mississippi!
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Tuesday, February 11th, 2020. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from the pest free Hogarth Pest Control 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.