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Community Calendar for Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday, November 26th, 2019.
Emerald Isla is back from the shipyard. Making a trip overt to Charlevoix this morning. Good to have her home.
Here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, Pickleball from 10 to noon at the BIC Center and then again in the afternoon from 3:30 to 5:00. And, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30 up in the Hangout. And, Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock at 7.
Wednesday evening, the Conference on Faith continues here at the BIC Center. That’ll be at 6.
And, don’t forget, Thursday is Thanksgiving. There’s a community Thanksgiving service at the Christian Church at 10 and a Community dinner at the Gregg Fellowship Center at 6.
Friday, Arthritis Foundation exercise program up in the Ray and Ann Stanhope Hangout. That’s at 10:30.
Saturday, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Movies at the BIC Center. The 4 o’clock show is blinded by the light. It’s a rimp through Bruce Springsteen’s music through the eyes of an immigrant son in England. And, at 7, it’s the award winning Cold War. A Historical romance set in Poland. It’s rated R. Concession stand open for both movies. Trailers on the BIC Centerwebsite 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 Cloudy, with a high near 41. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Tonight Rain, mainly after 10pm. Low around 36. East wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Wind Advisory in effect from 2:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesday. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Wednesday Rain before 5pm, then rain and snow. High near 41. Windy, with an east wind 25 to 30 mph becoming east 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Wednesday Night Rain and snow before 9pm, then a chance of snow between 9pm and 1am. Low around 27. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Thanksgiving Day Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Friday Cloudy, with a high near 33. Friday Night Snow likely, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Saturday Snow likely before 11am, then rain and snow likely between 11am and 3pm, then snow likely after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Saturday Night Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 26. Breezy. Sunday Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Sunday Night A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Monday A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.
Out on the Big Drink… Today Storm warning in effect today and tomorrow. WNW wind 5 to 10 kt becoming NE in the afternoon. Cloudy. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Wednesday E wind 20 to 30 kt becoming S 10 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 kt. Rain. Waves 6 ft subsiding to 1 ft.
Water temps: 42 at White Shoal—seems like we did have a sensor error there. Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: Looking good right now. No delays inbound or outbound from the airports. But it could get busy this afternoon as everyone trues to travel ahead of the bad weather. Watch out. There may be other cars on the road when you head to the airport. So, let’s be careful out there—especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Eula Thomas is celebrating today. Happy Birthday to Eula and to you, too, if we missed you on the list – Happy Birthday from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center..
ON THIS DAY in 1862, Oxford mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson sends a handwritten manuscript called Alice’s Adventures Under Ground to 10-year-old Alice Liddell.
The 30-year-old Dodgson, better known by his nom de plume Lewis Carroll, made up the story one day on a picnic with young Alice and her two sisters, the children of one of Dodgson’s colleagues. The story is one of the earliest children’s books written simply to amuse children, not to teach them. The book’s sequel, Through the Looking Glass, was published in 1871. Dodgson’s other works, including a poetry collection called Phantasmagoria and Other Poems, and another children’s book, Sylvia and Bruno, did not gain the same enduring popularity as the Alice books. Dodgson died in 1898. (
WORD OF THE DAY: retinue (RETin-oo) which means a group of retainers or attendants. Retinue derives via Middle English from the Anglo-French verb retenir, meaning “to retain.” Another word deriving from retenir is retainer, which means, among other things, “one who serves a person of high position or rank.” In the 14th century, that high person of rank was usually a noble or a royal of some kind, and retinue referred to that person’s collection of servants and companions. Nowadays, the word is often used with a bit of exaggeration to refer to the assistants, guards, publicists, and other people who accompany an actor or other high-profile individual in public. You might also hear such a collection called a suite or entourage, two other words derived from French. (
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island for Tuesday…
Here’s a thought for the day: “Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.”
On a lighter note: Why does Mr. Spock hate Pi. Because Pi is irrational.
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Tuesday, November 26th, 2019. 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 you: why not make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.