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Community Calendar for Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday, September 14th, 2021. 

First some news…


The health center is reporting another person with a positive COVID-19 test.  It’s the first conformed case since those in August. It also reported another six tests run with all of those back as negative.  There are no pending tests.


The latest data from the state, released yesterday after noon, shows continued elevated new cases, but the number has been fairly stable now for more than a week. Average number of new cases per day in the new report is 2,031. Over seven days its 2,237. There were 20 new deaths in the report plus nine reclassified. Seven day running average is 17 deaths a day including reclassifications. In our region, seven day running average for new cases is 45.  There were two deaths in our region in the last report, including 1 here in Charlevoix County. That brings the number of local deaths since the pandemic began to 28.


Hospitalization rates continue to show slightly elevated over utilization statewide, but the COVID-19 load remains high with COVID patients in 6.4% of regular beds and 12.6% of I-C-U beds. Munson in Charlevoix has three patients all in the I-C-U. McLaren in Petoskey has nine with two in their I-C-U.


Ann Arbor has added provisions to its city code designed to protect the dark sky.  The new ordinance requires new light fixtures must be fully or partially shielded, depending on the type of installation, and decorative building and landscaping illumination is now largely prohibited between midnight and 6 a.m., except for businesses open during those hours.  There’s an illustration of compliant lighting in today’s script online along with a link to the new ordinance.


C-O-A’s Virtual BINGO numbers are out for this week.  BINGO card handy—or pen, pencil crayon? Here they are:
•       B: 3

•       B: 5

•       B: 13

•       I: 16

•       I: 22

•       G: 51

•       O: 61

•       O: 64

•       O: 69

•       O: 70 

Now, here’s a look at what’s happening on your island…


Here’s your meeting planner for the week: Transportation Authority meets today, Tuesday, at their HQ at noon. Peaine Township Planning Commission meets Tuesday evening at 5:30 at the township hall.  St. James Public Works meets Wednesday at 11 at the Governmental Center.  On Thursday the Library Board meets at 9 at the library and the Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee meets at 4:30 at the BIC Center.  Saturday, the PSJA holds its annual meeting at 9:30 at the Peaine Township Hall. Details for all of the meetings are in the calendar entries online.


Today there would normally be Pickleball from 10 to noon on the municipal tennis courts, but the rain has no doubt done that in.  No word on whether they are playing inside. But, the Arthritis Foundation exercise program is on at at the BIC Center at 10:30 up in the Deerwood Lodge hangout. At 11, the C-O-A has a session on Medicare 101 planned.  That’ll be here at the BIC Center along with another session at 1:00 on Medicaid-D dash S-N-P.


Wednesday, Nothing But Needles starts up again at the Peaine Township hall for the fall season at 9. Join other islanders (and visitors) who enjoy sewing, quilting, needle point, knitting and othe crafts for a time of fellowship, fun and crafting help Wednesday mornings during the off season. Bring yourself, supplies and a smile for several hours of crafting fun.  Again that’s at the Peaine Township Hall at 9.  Wednesday afternoon, the B-I-C-S soccer team heads over to the Concord Academy in Boyne for a game.  That’s at 3.


Thursday, Pickleball is on 10 to noon at the municipal tennis courts.  Games Galore is on from 1 to 4 at the BIC Center.


Friday, the B-I-C-S soccer and volleyball teams head up to take on Big Bay de Noc.  Also Friday, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is on here at the BIC Center.  That’s up in the Deerwood hangout at 10:30.


Saturday afternoon there are movies at the BIC Center.  4:00 show is Onward—great movie from Pixar for the whole family—it’s the story of two elven brothers who use magic to bring back their wizard dad.  And the Saturday night show is Swan Song. It’s another award winner—a story compassion and acceptance.  Great reviews.  It’s not rated by the academy, but its for the adults at your house. Showtime is 7.  Both shows on the big screen with the big sound in the BIC Center theater.  Concession stand open for both.  Trailers on the BIC Center website at BIC-center dot org. Freewill donation for all shows.  Students are free.


Sunday there are services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church, the Episcopal Mission, and the Lighthouse fellowship.  Times and more details are in the calendar. And, the Downtown Farmer’s Market is on starting at 11.  Look for them at the corner on Kings Highway up the street from Daddy Franks.


Monday, there’s Yoga at the BIC Center at 9:30.

BIRTHDAYS:  Ray Cole, Melissa Williams and Rose SPearshot are celebrating today. Happy Birthday to Meliissa, Rose and Ray, and if we missed you on our list, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.

TRAFFIC:  The heavy rain have turned some of the roads into sand syrup, but everything is running smoothly. No delays. Probably some limbs down here and there, though, and turtles and ducks on the move. So, let’s be careful out there.

Fire Danger Level:  Low. 

ON THIS DAY in 1959 a spacecraft lands on the moon. Kinda. Two days after launching, the Soviet Union’s space probe ‘Luna 2’ crash-lands on the moon’s surface near Mare Imbrium. The spherical spacecraft becomes the first man-made object to reach another celestial body, and the first of many future moon visitors. (

WORD OF THE DAY: responsive (adjective) [rih-SPAHN-siv], which means quick to respond or react in a desired or appropriate manner. Responsive comes from the joining of Latin responsus with the suffix -ivus, which gave English -ive. That suffix changes verbs into adjectives, as in suggestive or corrosive. Responsus is a form of respondēre, which means “to answer” and is the source of English’s respond. Responsive enters the language with the meaning “giving response” or “answering.” Examples are “a responsive letter” or “a responsive glance.” Nowadays, it variously describes people or things that immediately respond or react to something, such as “a responsive audience” or “a car with responsive steering.” (Merriam-Webster)

Now, to wrap up for this for Beaver Island Tuesday…

Here’s a thought for the day from Mark Twain: “Everyone is a moon and has a dark side—which he never shows to anybody.”


On a lighter note: How is the moon like a teenager?  It’s always going through a phase?

That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Beaver Island Tuesday, September 14th, 2021. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from W-V-B-I’s Langford Family Studios wishing you a great day– and asking you: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever?  And, thanks for listening. 


Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of Hogarth’s Pest Control:


Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. High near 75. Breezy, with a southeast wind 15 to 20 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.


A 30 percent chance of showers before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 56. South wind around 5 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 76. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.


A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.

Friday Night

A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.


A chance of showers before 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.


Sunny, with a high near 78.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 60.


Sunny, with a high near 79.

Out on the Big Drink:


SSE wind 20 to 25 kt becoming WNW in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 kt. Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before noon. Waves 3 to 5 ft.


WNW wind around 10 kt becoming WSW in the afternoon. Sunny. Waves around 1 ft.


S wind 10 to 15 kt. Sunny. Waves around 1 ft.



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