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Community Calendar for Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Today is Tuesday, June 5th, 2018. I’m Kevin Boyle, with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.
Here’s what’s happening on your island:
The library’s 2018 Summer Reading Program is underway. Libraries Rock is the theme. All kids, Pre k through 12th grade are invited to participate. Stop by the Library to register and get started. And be sure to come to the Sock-hop Kick Off party June 11 at the Library from 4-6 p.m. Music, Games, Crafts, and Food.
Today and every Tuesday and Friday, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is here at the BIC Center at 10. Also, today the Historical Society is holding a special meeting about the WaterWays exhibit they are hosting this summer. Learn all about it and ask any questions you have at 5 at St. James Township Hall.
Also on today, Island Treasures is shifting to summer hours. They’ll be open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4.
Wednesday, BINGO at Gregg Fellowship hall. Doors open 6:15 for fellowship and the games start at 7. Also on Wednesday, St. James Township holds regular monthly meetings of their Public Works Committee and the Township Board. Public works at 8 am and the board at 5. That’s a new regular time for the board meeting, so make a note. Check their website for details and to download meeting info.
Friday here at the BIC Center it’s Games Galore from 1 to 4.
Another big weekend coming up. It’s graduation day for Katie LaFreniere and Forrest Avery-who are both enjoying their first post high-school Monday today. Graduation is at 1 here at the BIC Center with a reception to follow out at the Golf Course from 2 to 5.
Also this weekend, two movies here at the BIC Center. Early Man is at 3. It’s from the folks who brought you Wallace and Gromit-so very cool clay stop motion animation and hilarious.
At 7, its’s a Wrinkle in Time-a great family movie about a girl searching for her scientist father across space and time.
Looking further out into June, coming up on June 14th the BIC Center has its first concert of the summer season. Kennedy’s Kitchen will be here. The show is at 8. Tickets are $25, $10 for students, and they are available at the BIC Center front desk.
And coming up in the weekend of the 16th, it’s the 3rd annual Spring Fishing Tournament down on Lake G brought to you by the Beaver Island Wildlife Club. Two categories again this year-kids 14 and under and everyone else. You can find more details on the online calendar at calendar dot W-V-B-I dot net.
And on our online calendar, we’ve tried to include everything, but if we’ve missed your event you can easily add it yourself by using the handy “Post Your Event” button in the upper right of the calendar or by sending an email with the details to Get your event posted on-line and hear it here and see it on the digital signage network around town and across. That’s why we say … it’s one and done with the WVBI Community calendar … the best way to get word out about your event on Beaver Island. Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at Powers Hardware:
TODAY: Cloudy through mid-morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 63. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 41. North wind around 5 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Increasing clouds, with a high near 64. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. West wind around 5 mph.
TODAY: NW wind around 10 kt. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
WEDNESDAY: WSW wind 5 to 10 kt becoming SSW in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.
Water temperature this morning was 48 degrees at White Shoal and 38 at the mid-Lake buoy. So remember, if you are out on the water, you need to be dressed for the water, not the weather. The lake is still cold enough to kill you quickly if you go in and don’t have a way to get out.
Conditions at 8 this morning: 46 degrees at the BIC Center, which was pretty near out low for the night. Wind NNE at 6 gusting to 10. Humidity 85% and the pressure was 29.34 and rising quickly. Dew point 48. Around the island it was 47 at Whiskey Point, 46 at McCauley’s Point, 47 on Greene’s Bay, 48 down at Lake G and at the W-V-B-I transmitter site it was 47 and overcast.
Looking out on Paradise Bay, the Hodgson Enterprises Webcam showed just a few ripples this morning under a gray sky. You can see what’s going on now by going to w-v-b-I dot net and scrolling down to see the webcam at the bottom.
POLLEN REPORT: Medium levels today at 5.5, mulberry, Oak and grasses again being the leaders.
ON THIS DATE of June 5, 1968 Senator Robert Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles after winning the California presidential primary. Immediately after he announced to his cheering supporters that the country was ready to end its fractious divisions, Kennedy was shot several times by the 22-year-old Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan. He died a day later.
The summer of 1968 was a tempestuous time in American history. Both the Vietnam War and the anti-war movement were peaking. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated in the spring, igniting riots across the country.
Kennedy was perceived by many to be the only person in American politics capable of uniting the people. After winning California’s primary, Kennedy was in the position to receive the Democratic nomination and face off against Richard Nixon in the general election. Hubert Humphrey ended up running for the Democrats in 1968, but lost by a small margin to Nixon.
You can read more about it in Phyllis’ Facebook post for today.
Phyllis asks: DID YOU KNOW THAT the Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America to feature cageless, open-exhibits that allowed the animals more freedom to roam.
WORD OF THE DAY: schlimazel (shli-MAH-zuhl) which means an inept, bungling person who suffers from unremitting bad luck. The old joke goes, “A schlemiel is someone who spills soup in a restaurant; a schlimazel is the guy he spills the soup on.” Schlimazel entered English in the mid-20th century.
TRAFFIC: The island beltway is running smoothly with no bridge delays, and no delays inbound or outbound form either of the airports. But, let’s be careful out there especially traveling up and down east and west side drives and double-especially in the school zone.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday…
Here’s a thought for the day: It is difficult to bring people to goodness with lessons, but it is easy to do so by example. On a lighter note: What did the tortoise say to his sweetheart?
I tortally love you.
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That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday, June 5th, 2018. I’m Kevin Boyle at WVBI’ the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great week-end and asking you on behalf of Greg Doig to, why not, make today the best day ever. And, thanks for listening.