News Update

Community Calendar for Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019.
First some news…
Big Turn out yesterday for events remembering our friend and fellow DJ Phil Becker. Full houses for the funeral mass and a memorial celebration here at the BIC Center. Food after the service was delicious with lots of things Phil would have enjoyed. He’d have loved the entire day, which ended with a full rainbow over Paradise Bay. We’re waiting for Phil’s first broadcasts from Studio H.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
The BIC Center’s summer exercise program continues. Lots of folks taking advantage of it. Today, Tai Chi 9:30 to 10:30. Basic Yoga on Mondays and Fridays at 9:30 for an hour, restorative and realignment on Wednesdays at 9:30 also for an hour and therapeutic on Mondays from 11 to noon. Thursdays kick boxing and, Saturdays, Self Defense classes both of those 9:30 to 10:30.All of the classes are in the McDonough’s Market Theater. The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is running this summer, too, but at a new time so you can do Tai Chi and Yoga as well. The new times for the Arthritis program is 10:30 to 11:30—still Tuesdays and Fridays.
Today, Waste Management Committee meeting at Peaine Township hall at 1. St. James has a planning Commission meeting set for this evening at 7 at St. James Township Hall.
Whiskey Point Lighthouse is open Wednesday from 11 to 1, plus a Historical Society Picnic at the point organized for noon. Protar’s home open 1 to 3.
And Thursday, it’s the Fourth. Things start with the Farmer’s Market out at Paradise Bay Coffee shop from 9 to 11. The highlight of the day is, of course, Beaver Island’s Independence Day parade with a theme of Discover Beaver Island. The parade marshall will be a Medal of Honor winner visiting Beaver Island for the first time. He’ll be with the AMVETS color guard. Speaking of which, please remember to stand when that color guard goes past to honor our flag. No carnival this year, but fireworks at dusk—maybe a venetian boat parade just before. Here on the radio station, will celebrate with special music and our now traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence. Remember, it’s Independence Day—not just the 4th of July.
Friday, here at the BIC Center, CMU’s Summer Theater program gets underway with Neil Simon’s A California Suite. On Saturday, it’s A Fox on the Fairway. Both shows are comedies. If the past is a lesson, both will be absolutely fantastic. Tickets are available at the front desk now. Show time is 7.
Also Saturday, Whiskey Point Lighthouse open from 11 to 1. Protar’s House open from 1 to 3. The 11th Annual McDonough Memorial Concert at the Reddeer Cabin is at 7 Saturday evening. That’s on King’s Highway on the way out of town. Great music amongst the pens there. Bring a lawn chair to sit and enjoy.
Sunday, worship services at all four island churches. Details are on the calendar. And, the AMVETS are have a Pancake breakfast for you that you can enjoy before or after church. It’s from 8 to 12 in Holy Cross Hall. Proceeds benefit their scholarship fund.
Next week, there’s Basketball camp at BICS. It’s open to all rising 7th through 12th graders—including island visitors. So, sign up now if you are interested. And coming up August 5 to 9, it’s the BICS robotics team bIrobot’s summer robotics camp. So mark your calendar for that.
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 Isolated showers between 9am and 11am. Areas of fog before 5pm. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 74. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Tonight Patchy fog after 9pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 57. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Wednesday Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind. Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. Independence Day Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind around 5 mph. Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Out on the Big Drink… Today Variable winds 5 kt or less. Partly sunny. Waves 1 ft or less. Wednesday Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 ft or less. Water temps :62 in Little Traverse Bay, up 1. 58 at the mid-lake buoy, down 1. And, White Shoal at 61, up two degrees there. Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: None, nada, zip. But lots of deer wandering around along with turkeys and the occasional turtle. Plus, lots of people. So, let’s be careful out there.
BIRTHDAYS: McCauley Connagham and Lois Rich. Happy birthday to Lois and McCauley and, if we missed you on the list, happy birthday to you to from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DATE in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House.
The most sweeping civil rights legislation passed by Congress since the post-Civil War Reconstruction era, the Civil Rights Act prohibited racial discrimination in employment and education and outlawed racial segregation in public places such as schools, buses, parks and swimming pools.
In addition, the bill laid important groundwork for a number of other pieces of legislation–including the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which set strict rules for protecting the right of African Americans to vote–that have since been used to enforce equal rights for women as well as all minorities.
DID YOU KNOW: apples originally come from Asia. The first pies were baked in Medieval Europe. Even the concept of putting apples in pie traces back to a recipe from England in 1381. Nevertheless, the phrase “as American as apple pie” turned up by 1924 and became a common saying during the years of the Second World War.
WORD OF THE DAY tmesis (tuh-MEE-sis) the interpolation of one or more words between the parts of a compound word, as be thou ware for beware. Tmesis is not a misspelling of thesis; tmêsis “cutting” is a Greek noun, a derivative of the verb témnein “to cut, prune, castrate.” Tmesis is a feature of the archaic epic syntax of the Iliad and Odyssey, in which there is a separation of an adverb (which becomes a prefix in Classical Greek) from its verb by an intervening word or phrase. More than a few of us may admit familiarity with tmesis as it occurs in such adjectives as fantastic or unbelievable or in adverbs like absolutely, in which the fan-, un-, and abso- are separated from the rest of the word by an overworked vulgarism.
Here’s a reminder about the PABI Summer Auction. Auction items are filling up the lobby. You can bid on a huge variety of items. Just come down to the BIC Center to see what’s available. Or, if you aren’t on the island, you can see items on the BIC Center web site. Head to BIC Center dot org and scroll down to the just below the summer gala 2019 banner. All proceeds from the auction go to help support operation of the BIC Center and W-V-B-I.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Tuesday… Here’s a thought today from Lyndon Johnson, who signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act into law: Our mission is at once the oldest and the most basic of this country: to right wrong, to do justice, to serve man.”
On a the lighter note … Can a kangaroo jump higher than a house? Of course. Houses can’t jump.
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019. I’m Kevin Boyle at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of 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.