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Community Calendar for Tuesday, February 21st, 2023

Another winter storm is closing in on the state with up to six inches of snow expected in some places on the mainland in the northern lower and shifting to a mix of snow and ice and then ice as you head south to the state line.  We’re expecting nine inches of snow on the island. While up north will see light snow Wednesday morning, things will pick up in the afternoon creating hazardous travel conditions on much of the mainland. The bulk of our snow is expected overnight. Things should clear up on the mainland by Thursday afternoon.


If you are down in TC next week, you can take advantage of their Restaurant Week.  It runs from the 26th through March 1st. Participating restaurants will offer three or four-course menus.  The prices are all-in, but a bit…err…pricey at $25 to $45 a person. But, the dishes look tasy in pics we’ve seen online.  There’s a link in today’s script.


Today is Fat Tuesday and tomorrow Ash Wednesday. Don’t forget to pick up your Packzis at Dalwhinnies.


Now, here’s a look at what’s happening on your island…


Here’s your meeting planner for the week:  B-I-A Board meets today at 4:00 in a session that is open to all. Emergency Services Authority meets Thursday at 2:00.  Thursday evening there’s an informational meeting at the BIC Center called Adulting 101: Insurance.  That’s at 6:00. And that’s it for the week. Meeting locations and details are linked in the calendar entries online.


On the fun front today, Tuesday, Talking Threads will be crafting out at the Peaine Township Hall starting at 9:00. Pickleball is on from 10:00 to noon in the Theater at the BIC Center. The Arthritis Foundation Exercise program is on at 10:30 in the Hangout. Over at the Bodega, it Taco Tuesday. There had been an Open Mic night set for this evening at the BIC Center, but it has been cancelled.  Next one is set for March 7th.


Wednesday, there is COA Chair Yoga at 10:00, and C-O-A has Bingo at 1:00 with lots of fabulous prizes.  Time for Art continues Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 at the BIC Center. This week will a session of the Drawing Club of Improbable Dreams.  Also Wednesday evening over at the library will be the unveiling of Keith Grassmick’s mural. That’s at 5:00. And, the special at the Bodega on Wednesday is a Coney Dog and fries.


Thursday, Pickleball is 10:00 to noon in the Theater at the BIC Center. Tai Chi is also at 10:00 in the Hangout. Women’s Bible Study is on the calendar over at the Christian Church. Resale shop is open from noon to 4. At 1:00, there’s Story Hour for preschoolers at the library.  The Harbor Bodega special Thursday evening is Chinese or Italian, and its Burger and a Beer night at the Shamrock. Also, Euchre is on tap at Whiskey Point Brewery Thursday evening. Cards hit the table at 7:00.


Friday, there is COA Chair Yoga at 10:00 and then Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30. Both are up in the Hangout. Pickleball is on Friday, too, from 10:00 to noon in the Theater. Resale Shop is open again from noon to 4:00. And Friday is Pizza Night at Dalwhinnies Eat in or take out. Just get your order in before 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, Lego Club is at the library at 1:00. Building fun for all ages.  The Resale Shop is open from noon to 4:00. Also, there’s Brunch at the Shamrock until from 9:00 to 2:00. At the BIC Center, movies are on tap. The 4:00 show is Strange World from Disney. It’s the story of a farmer from an adventurous family who is swept away on a journey to strange, new place. Great fun for the whole family. Rated P-G. At 7:00, its Armageddon Time. Can the bonds of the family remain intact as time and people change? This award-winning film with Anthony Hopkins and Anne Hathaway explores that issue as the cold war is drawing to a close and American culture is undergoing big changes. It’s rated R. Both shows on the BIG screen with the BIG sound in the BIC Center Theater. Concession Stand open all day for both shows for snacks, a meal, or both.  No charge for admission but remember your free-will donation helps keep the great movies coming to the BIC Center. Also Saturday Night, it’s Taco Night Dalwhinnies. Dine in or take out. They are open until 7:00.

Sunday there are services at the Christian Church at 10:00 and mass at Holy Cross at 12:15. Also Sunday Brunch at the Shamrock from 11:00 to 2:00.


Looking ahead to next week…


Monday, C-O-A Chair Yoga is on at the BIC Center.  It starts at 10:00 up in the Hangout. Special at the Bodega on Monday is sliders.

BIRTHDAYS:  Sharon Cole and Olive Ledbetter are celebrating today. Happy Birthday to Olive and Sharon, 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.

TRAFFIC:  None.  But, let’s be careful out there.

ON THIS DAY in 1599 William Shakespeare joins seven other men in signing a lease on a Southwark lot along the Thames. The playwright now owns a share in what will become the Globe Theatre, where some of his most memorable plays will first be staged, including ‘Julius Caesar,’ ‘Macbeth,’ ‘Othello,’ ‘King Lear,’ and ‘Hamlet.’

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WORD OF THE DAY: Our Merriam Webster word of the day is onerous (adjective) [AH-nuh-rus], which means “involving, imposing, or constituting a burden.” It typically describes something that is difficult and unpleasant to do or deal with. Not to go too heavy on the etymology, but the story behind onerous is at once straightforward and, dare we say, poetic. But perhaps that’s putting the cart before the horseOnerous rolled into the English language during the 14th century, via Middle French, from the Latin adjective onerosus, “burdensome.” That word, in turn, was hitched to the noun onus, meaning “burden” (source too of our word onus, which usually refers to a burden or responsibility). Onus shares an ancient root with the Sanskrit word anas, meaning “cart.” So although onerous stresses a sense of laboriousness and often figurative heaviness (especially because something is distasteful, e.g. “the onerous task of cleaning up the mess”), it has a deep connection with a literal weight borne by a person, horse, or other beast of burden.

Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Tuesday…

Here’s a thought for the day William Shakespeare in All’s Well That Ends Well: “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”


On a lighter note: Why did the turkey cross the road? Because it was playing chicken.

That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Beaver Island Tuesday, February 21st, 2023. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from W-V-B-I’s Langford Family Studios wishing you a great day and asking you: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening. 



Isolated snow showers before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 24 by 5pm. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


A 30 percent chance of snow after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 18. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight.

Wednesday – Winter Storm Watch at 1:00 p.m.

A 40 percent chance of snow. Patchy blowing snow after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 26. Blustery, with a northeast wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Wednesday Night – Winter Storm Watch

Snow. Patchy blowing snow. Low around 12. Wind chill values as low as -4. Breezy, with a northeast wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Thursday – Winter Storm Watch through 7:00 p.m.

Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Widespread blowing snow, mainly before 1pm. High near 17. Breezy, with an east wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of around 7 inches.

Thursday Night

Patchy blowing snow before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6.


Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17.

Friday Night

A chance of snow showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.


A chance of snow showers before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 29.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.


Partly sunny, with a high near 30.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.


A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.