News Update

Community Calendar for Tuesday, January 21th, 2020

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday, January 21th, 2020.
First, some news. The Beaver Island Rural Health Center Board of Directors held their first meeting of 2020 on January 18th at the BIRHC. Don Spencer, Board President, presided over the meeting, which lasted from 9:30 a.m. until 11:09 a.m. The seven member BIRHC Board of Directors discussed a number of items, including:
Center finances the hiring of a new accounting firm, the need to secure new phone and computer systems, a pending visit by personnel from The Straits Hospital System, the refreshing of the Rural Health Center’s web pages, the Center’s needs concerning “End of Life Care,” and the obligation of the Board concerning Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
The next meeting of the BIRHC Board of Directors is scheduled for Saturday April 25th, 2020 @ 9:30 a.m. in the Community Room of the Beaver Island Rural Health Center, 37304 Kings Highway. Frank D’Andria provided us with that report.
Island vet Dr. Jeff Powers has been busy in Lansing. He testified this week before the agriculture committee, advocating for the elimination of a law that prevents vets from recommending CBDs as treatments for pets..
“I’ve had a number of cases where clients have had remarkable results, as well as I have used it on my own pets,” Powers said.
Powers said people are using CBD and THC products without the support of their vets, which can be dangerous for those using products that aren’t safe or are ineffective.
He said pets were left out of Michigan’s medical marijuana legislation as an oversight, and that needs to be addressed. We got information for this report from W-O-O-D in Grand Rapids.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, St. James Finance Committee meets at the Governmental Center at 1.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise program is from 10:30 to 11:30 up in the Hangout. And, the day ends with Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock. That’s at 7.
Wednesday, gets underway with Everything to do with Needles at the Peaine Township Hall. 9:30 to noon every Wednesday through spring.
Thursday, Pickleball is on at the BIC Center from 10:00 to noon. 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, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is on up in the hangout from 10:30 to 11:30. Islander Basketball are at home this week to face their arch rivals—the Mackinac Island Lakers. Games are Friday night and Saturday morning.
Saturday, Pickleball 10 to noon at the BIC Center. And movies, too. It’s a dysfunctional family weekend. First, at 4, it’s the Addams Family. This is the animated version released last year. It’s hilarious. Great for the whole family. Rated PG. Then at 7, another dysfunctional family of sorts. It’s Zombieland Double Tap. Lots of laughs as a thrown together group of survivors of the zombie apocalypse form family bonds. It’s rated R, so for the grownups in your family. 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.
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 sunny, with a high near 28. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Tonight Partly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 30 by 1am. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Wednesday Snow likely, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 31. Breezy, with a southwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Wednesday Night Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 31. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches. Thursday Snow likely, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Thursday Night A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 31. Friday A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Friday Night A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Saturday A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 34. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Monday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34.
TRAFFIC: None. Nada. Zip. But it is slick out there, so let’s be careful. Especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: None on out list today, but if we missed you on the list, Happy Birthday to you from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DAY in 1976 the Concorde supersonic jet begins commercial flights. With two scheduled routes, London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio, the Concorde begins ferrying commercial customers at 1,350 miles per hour, breaking the sound barrier and reducing transcontinental travel time by roughly half. The Concorde was retired in 2003, three years after the crash of Air France Flight 4590, in which all passengers and crew were killed. The general downturn in the commercial aviation industry after the September 11 attacks in 2001 and the end of maintenance support for Concorde by Airbus (the successor company of both Aérospatiale and BAC) also contributed to the end of the supersonic passenger service. Apparently we all need to slow down a little.
WORD OF THE DAY bonhomie (bah-nuh-MEE) which means good-natured easy friendliness. English speakers borrowed bonhomie from French, where the word was created from bonhomme (bon-hom), which means “good-natured man” and is itself a composite of two other French words: bon, meaning “good,” and homme, meaning “man.” That French compound traces to two Latin terms, bonus (meaning “good”) and homo (meaning either “man” or “human being”). English speakers have warmly embraced bonhomie and its meaning, but we have also anglicized the pronunciation in a way that may make native French speakers cringe. (We hope they will be good-natured about it!) (
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Tuesday…
Here’s a thought for the day: “Never put the key to your happiness in somebody else’s pocket.”
On a lighter note: What do you call a fern that want sto be a secret agent? Frond. James Frond
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Tuesday, January 21th, 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.