News Update

Community Calendar for Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday, June 25th, 2019.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
Our summer exercise program is underway here at the BIC Center—in its first week this week. Basic Yoga on Mondays, restorative and realignment on Wednesdays and therapeutic on Fridays. Tuesdays, Tai Chi and Thursdays kick boxing. And, Saturdays, Self Defense classes. All classes starting at 9:30 in the McDonough’s Market Theater. And, 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, the Trudy Works Memorial Golf Tournament is on. You can drop by and watch. We’ll have results tomorrow. Pickleball is on today, too. Looks like it can be outside. Courts are hot from 9:30 to 11:30 every Tuesday Thursday and Saturday. This evening, our summer Tuesday movies continue here at the BIC Center with Winder Park showing at 6:30. It’s the story of a backyard amusement park that becomes real.
Wednesday, the Whiskey Point Lighthouse is open for tours from 11 to 1 and Protar’s House is open from 1 to 3. Bingo at the Gregg Fellowship Center is on. Doors open at 6:15 for fellowship. Bingo balls start dropping at 7.
Thursday, Farmer’s Market at Paradise Bay Coffee Shop from 9 to 11. That’s out on Donnel Moor’s Road across from the municipal airport. Pickleball 9:30 to 11:30 on the municipal court. Also Thursday, Games Galore here at the BIC Center from 1 to 4. And, the E-S-A has a meeting set for 2 at Peaine Township Hall. The E-S-A oversees the Beaver Island E-M-S operation and the Fire Department.
Friday, the Beaver Island Eco Fair gets under way with all sorts of activities. Check the calendar for details.
Lots on tap for the weekend. Bake Sale Saturday morning from the Holy Cross Altar Society. They’ll be across from the Post Office. Lego Club at the Library at 1. Seth Bernard will be playing at Heritage Park bot Saturday and Sunday. Whiskey Point Light house open Saturday 11 to 1. Protar’s House open 1 to 3. Dave Bennett and his quartet will be here at the BIC center on Saturday evening at 8. Also Saturday evening, a Contra Dance at the Episcopal Mission and a presentation from Peter Sinclair on Climate Change at Holy Cross Hall. Both of those events start at 7.
Sunday, services at all four island churches. 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 A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Tonight A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 76. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Night A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Looking ahead to the rest of the week through the weekend—lots of sun with some occasional rain predicted—but overall the long term forecast looks pretty nice. Out on the Big Drink… Today SW wind around 15 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Waves around 1 ft. Wednesday SW wind around 10 kt. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.
Water temps are finally starting to move. 51 in Little Traverse Bay. 44 at the mid-lake buoy this morning. Those temps are up, but still dangerous especially far offshore if you wind up in the water for an extended period. Remember, if you go out on the big lake in a small craft, dress for the weather not the water. Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: No delays inbound or outbound to the airports except for occasional deer and turkey crossings. And, it is busier and busier downtown with every ferry arrival. Daddy Franks is open. People are biking all over including out to Paradise Bay Coffee Shop. So, let’s be careful out there.
Now a look at Phyllis’s Facebook post for today…
ON THIS DATE in 1947 Anne Frank’s ‘The Diary of a Young Girl’ is released. Two years after her death at 15 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Anne Frank’s account of her time hiding from the Nazis with her Jewish family in Amsterdam is published. The diary, which Frank began on her 13th birthday, is heartbreaking and hopeful in equal measure.
DID YOU KNOW: hummingbirds are known for being itty-bitty creatures, but Bee Hummingbirds are the teeniest versions of these shockingly tiny flyers. They’re actually the smallest bird in the world. They are so minuscule that they are sometimes mistaken for insects (which explains their name), according to the National Audobon Society. The birds are just two and a quarter inches long and weigh less than a dime.
WORD OF THE DAY: ex cathedra (EKS kuh-THEE-druh) which means from the seat of authority; with authority. The relatively uncommon English adjective and adverb ex cathedra “from the seat (of authority), with authority” comes directly from the Latin phrase. Latin cathedra “armchair with cushions, easy chair (especially for women), a teacher’s or professor’s chair, a sedan chair” is a loanword from Greek kathédra (spelled with a k instead of a c) “seat, sitting posture, teacher’s or professor’s chair, imperial throne.” From cathedra Medieval Latin derived the adjective cathedrālis “pertaining to the chair or throne (of a bishop)”; the bishop’s church, where his throne was located, was called a cathedral church and later just cathedral. Ex cathedra entered English in the 17th century.
Birthdays: Paul Johnson and Alyssa Martin. Happy birthday to Alyssa and Paul, and if your name is missing from our list, happy birthday to you—from all of us at W-V-B-I and Beaver Island Community Center.
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—from a stay at Deerwood to fishing trips to gorgeous original art…birding kits, firewood, home décor. Too much to go over here, so you’ll have to come down to the BIC Center and see it. Or, if you aren’t on the island, you can see items on the BIC Center web site starting later this week. 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 George Orwell, whose birthday was today: The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.
On a the lighter note … Why don’t people sympathize when your books fall to the floor? Because you only have your shelve to blame.
SFX: Sad Trombone Wah..Wah…Waaah….
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Tuesday, June 25th, 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.