News Update

Community Calendar for Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday, October 15th, 2019.
First some news:
Peaine Township Board last evening. In addition to routine action they appointed Paul Welke to take Larry Kubick’s position on the Health Center board as the Peaine township representative there. Larry resigned after the last Health Center Board meeting creating the opening. School Board met last evening, too. We’ll have a report on that tomorrow. Also last evening, the Chamber held another Business After Hours event, this time out at the Beaver Island Lodge. There was a good turnout to enjoy the sunset and some good food.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, Pickleball from 10 to noon probably here at the BIC Center given the temperature outside.. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30 up in the Hangout. Also today, there’s the immunization clinic at school from 11 to 2:30. Don’t forget your appointment if you have one and, if not, just dreop in and they will take care of you. Remember, you can get your flu shot there, too. Also today, the Waste Management Committee has their regular monthly meeting at 1:00 p.m. at Peaine Township Hall. And, the Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee has their regular monthly meeting in the administrative conference room at B-I-C-S at 6. And to round out the day today, Ladies Shuffle Board is starting up again at the Shamrock. That’s at 6 and will continue weekly through next April.
Wednesday, the Historical Society’s Picnic at the Point series continues. Noon out at Whiskey Point. Topic is economic history of the island. Wednesday evening, there’s a Conference on Faith going on here at the BIC Center. That’s at 6. It’s the first event in a 10 series. This is a non-denominational event. All are welcome to explore their faith. No Bingo this week. That’s because Bev’s quilting event is back through the weekend.
Thursday, Pickleball from 10 to noon outside on the municipal courts if the weather holds, otherwise inside here at the BIC Center. Games Galore up in the hangout here at the BIC Center from one to four. And the Beaver Island Library Board meets at 7 in the evening at the library.
On Friday the C-O-A is holding a Medicare Open Enrollment clinic from 9 to 4 at the County Building here on the island. The C-O-A says it’s important to review your coverage every year and they’ll have experts on hand to help you do just that. Again, Friday 9 to 4 at the County Building over on Donegal Bay Road.
Also, Friday, Arthritis Foundation exercise program up in the Hangout here at the BIC Center. That’s at 10:30.
Saturday, movies here at the BIC Center in the McDonough’s Market Theater on the big screen with the big sound: Casper at 4 and The Addams Family at 7. Concession stand will be open for both shows with snacks or a meal. 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.
Next Monday, the St. James Township Finance Committee holds its regular monthly meeting at the Governmental Center at 1. And, a hearty group of islanders will be up on Mackinac Island for the third annual Great Lakes Islands Alliance summit. They’ll be there with representatives from about 15 other great Lakes islands from four states and two countries. This after some islanders participated in a Global Island summit earlier this week that involved participation from islands around the world.
Several board positions open with upcoming application deadlines…
St James Township is seeking applications for a trustee for the Beaver Island Transportation Authority board. The appointment is for the remainder of the current term through September 2021. You must be a St. James resident for this position. To apply, submit a letter of interest explaining how you’d carry out the responsibilities—check the post on the calendar or the St. James website for a list of those— of a board member and how your individual skills will benefit BITA. Letters must be submitted by email to: Supervisor Kathleen McNamara,<>. Application deadline is October 25th.
And, the Health Center is also looking for two members for its board. Terms are for three years. You can apply by sending a letter of interest to the Health Center, or send it by email to contact-us at B-I rural health dot org (<>). Your letyter should include a brief summary of your background, your qualifications, and your vision for the Health Center. Applications are due by November 14, 2019
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 Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 52. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Tonight Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 42. East wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Wednesday Showers likely, mainly before 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 51. Breezy, with a north wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. The weather service in Gaylord has issued a lake shore flooding advisory for Wednesday because of the wind and high water. Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Thursday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. North wind around 10 mph. Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 37. Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Friday Night A chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Saturday A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Sunday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47. Monday Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 60.
Out on the Big Drink… Today S wind 10 to 15 kt becoming SE in the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Wednesday Gale warning in effect. N wind 20 to 25 kt, with gusts as high as 35 kt. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then a chance of showers. Waves 3 ft building to 6 ft.
Water temps: No report from Little Traverse Bay. 57 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull. 55 at White Shoal. It’s getting cool out there. Remember, if you are out paddling to enjoy the fall colors from off shore—dress for the water—not the weather. Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: No delays inbound or outbound to the airports. No bridge delays. But, let’s be careful out there—especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Holy smoke—another bunch today: Emmalee Antkoviak, Raeleigh Brandt, Jeff Powers and David Breden are all celebrating. And, if missed you on the list for today, happy birthday to you from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.
Now a look at Phyllis Moore’s posts for today…
ON THIS DATE in 2004, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rules that hearse manufacturers no longer have to install anchors for child-safety seats in their vehicles. In 1999, to prevent parents from incorrectly installing the seats using only their cars’ seat belts, the agency had required all carmakers to put the standardized anchors on every passenger seat in every vehicle they built. Though it seemed rather odd, most hearse-builders complied with the rule and many thousands of their vehicles incorporated baby-seat latches on their front and back passenger seats. So, if you were wondering, now you know.
WORD OF THE DAY: belfry (BEL-free) which means: 1 : a bell tower; especially : one surmounting or attached to another structure 2 : a room or framework for enclosing a bell 3 : the seat of the intellect : head Surprisingly, belfry does not come from bell, and early belfries did not contain bells at all. Belfry comes from the Middle English berfrey, a term for a wooden tower used in medieval sieges. The structure could be rolled up to a fortification wall so that warriors hidden inside could storm the battlements. Over time, the term was applied to other types of shelters and towers, many of which had bells in them. This association of berfrey with bell towers, seems to have influenced the dissimilation of the first r in berfrey to an l, and people began representing this pronunciation in writing with variants such as bellfray, belfrey, and belfry (the last of which has become the standard spelling). On a metaphorical note, someone who has “bats in the belfry” is insane or eccentric. This phrase is responsible for the use of bats for “insane” (as in “Are you completely bats?”) and the occasional use of belfry for “head” (“He’s not quite right in the belfry”). (Merriam-Webster)
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Tuesday…
Here’s a thought for the day from Alexei Leonov, the first person to take a spacewalk: “I stepped into that void and I didn’t fall in. I was mesmerized by the stars. They were everywhere – up above, down below, to the left, to the right. I can still hear my breath and my heartbeat in that silence.”
On a lighter note: How does Spock get a laugh from Captain Kirk? He sets his phaser to pun.
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Tuesday, October 15th, 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.