News Update

Community Calendar for Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday, February 25th, 2020.
First some news…
PABI Board held a special meeting yesterday. Normally, that’s not something we’d report on, but this meeting was to select a first C-E-O for the organization, which operates the Community Center and W-V-B-I. The board voted unanimously to engage Marcy Dean for that position. PABI President Judy Gallagher noted that there were a number of strong candidates for the position. “we had a tough choice to make,” she said, “but the board was united in concluding that Marcy had the best set of skills to meet our broad and dynamic needs.” Ms. Dean recently left the Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend Indiana, where she was very successful in both raising funds and managing operations. You can learn more about Marcy and her interest in the island and living up north by giving a listen to our Beaver Island Perspectives show from last evening. It’s available as a podcast at W-V-B-I dot net. Marcy will arrive on the island on March 9 to begin her work with PABI, the BIC Center and W-V-B-I. Full disclosure: I serve on the PABI board.
Now here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, 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. Day ends with Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock. Pucks hit the boards at 7.
Wednesday, the Everything to do with Needles gang will get crafty at the Peaine Township Hall from 9:30 to noon.
Thursday, Pickleball 10 to noon and Euchre out at Stoney. Resale open noon to 4. Cards hit the table at 7.
Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is on up in the hangout from 10:30 to 11:30. Island Treasures open noon to 4.
Saturday, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Then, the resale is open from noon to 4. And movies here at the BIC Center. Our Hollywood Classic Matinee month concludes with, perhaps, the classic of all classics. It’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s staring Audrey Hepburn showing on the Big Screen with the Big sound in the McDonough’s Market Theater at 4. Rated approved in the ratings of the day, but probably PG-13 by today’s standards. At 7, it’s a western-type thriller set in the Australian outback that has won plenty of awards and gotten rave reviews. It’s The Nightingale. Rated R. Concession stand will be open for snacks, a meal or both—for all three shows. Trailers for the movies 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. Sunday is also the deadline to apply for this year’s Charlevoix County Community Foundation scholarships. Details are available at C-three-F dot org.
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 your McDonough’s Market:
Today Partly sunny, with a high near 31. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Tonight Cloudy, with a low around 18. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Wednesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. Northeast wind around 15 mph. Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Thursday A 30 percent chance of snow showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Thursday Night A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 16. Friday A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 21. Friday Night A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 13. Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 24. Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 15. Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Monday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.
TRAFFIC: None. Critter count was zero this morning, but with the big thaw over the weekend and the freeze last night, the unpaved roads are a crunchy, icy mess, so, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Today, none on our list. But, if we missed you on the list today, Happy Birthday to you, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DAY in 1870 Hiram Revels is first African American US Senator. After two days of heated debate on the floor of the US Senate, and with spectators packing the Senate galleries to see this groundbreaking event, a former Union Army chaplain, Mississippi’s Hiram Revels is sworn in as that state’s US senator. Mr. Revels, a Republican, was born free in North Carolina. He later lived and worked in Ohio, where he voted before the Civil War.
WORD OF THE DAY: dissemble (dih-SEM-bul) which means: 1 : to hide under a false appearance 2 : to put on the appearance of : simulate 3 : to put on a false appearance : to conceal facts, intentions, or feelings under some pretense We don’t have anything to hide: dissemble is a synonym of disguise, cloak, and mask. Disguise implies a change in appearance or behavior that misleads by presenting a different apparent identity (“The prince disguised himself as a peasant”). Cloak suggests a means of hiding a movement or an intention (“The military operation was cloaked in secrecy”). Mask suggests some often obvious means of hiding or disguising something (“The customer smiled to mask her discontent”). Dissemble (from Latin dissimulare, meaning “to disguise or conceal”) stresses the intent to deceive, especially about one’s own thoughts or feelings, and often implies that the deception is something that would warrant censure if discovered. (
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday…
Here’s a thought for the day “People fail because they try. People try because they believe. People succeed because they still believed even when they failed.”
And, on a lighter note: Why did the chef refuse to crack an egg? He didn’t what to whisk it.
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, February 24th, 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.