News Update

Community Calendar for Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

Both townships are holding special tax hearings this week looking at increasing amounts collected to fund E-M-S services. Taxpayers have already approved these amounts, but the townships had not levied them. There’s a shortfall in fund this year for E-M-S, apparently because of some billing issues, so an increase is necessary.  After the hearings, each township board will hold special meetings to deal with the issue. St. James hearing will start at 10:00 tomorrow at the BIC Center and the Peaine hearing will start Thursday at their township hall.


Did you know that failure to report your deer kill this year within 72 hours could result in a fine and a trip to hoosegow?  That’s the way things stand now, but some Michigan legislators have introduced legislation to change that. The bill, which has passed the house, would remove jail time and reduce the fine to $150. Representative Michele Hoitenga from Manton says the change follows suit with other changes in process that lower other hunting and fishing related misdemeanors to civil infractions such as having name tags on fishing shanties and hunting blinds.  Concerns remain about the practicality of the requirement because reports must be made online and in, some cases, by game processes who say they could become overwhelmed by reporting burdens.


The Beaver Island Chamber has fun and changes in store for island residents and visitors alike in their plans for Bite of Beaver this weekend. The biggest change is that instead of food samples at Holy Cross Hall, island eateries will have special offerings and deals for the weekend.  Out at the Lodge for example, there’s a fixed price, multi-course fall feast on tap. You can work up some hunger by participating in the Island Boodle five-K. That will start Saturday morning at 9:30. Staring at 1:30 Saturday afternoon the Elks have organized a landlubbers Poker run.  Information on how to enter is in the calendar. Friday and Saturday evening you can see Beaver Tales at the BIC Center. Curtain time is 7:30 and Saturday evening there’ll be live music at the Beachcomber. Paul Lamb and friends on Friday night and Danny Gillespie and friends Saturday night.  It’s Bite of Beaver with a new twist this coming weekend.

Here’s a look at what’s happening on your island…


Here’s your meeting planner for the week:  In addition to the tax hearings tomorrow and Thursday, the Emergency Services Authority meets on Thursday at 2:00.  And, that’s it for the week. Meeting details and locations are in the calendar entries online.


On the fun front today, Tuesday, The Arthritis Foundation Exercise program is on at 10:30 in the Hangout. Pickleball is on at 10:00 over on the new Peaine Township Park courts.


Wednesday, Senior Chair Yoga at 9:30. No Bingo this week, but it will return next week at the Gregg Fellowship Center and then again two weeks later in a last hurrah for the season.


Thursday, Pickleball is from 10 to noon on the Peaine Township Park court.  At 1:00 at the library, there’s Story Hour. Also, at 1:00, Games Galore in the Hangout at the BIC Center until 4:00. And Thursday evening there is Euchre on tap at the Whiskey Point Brewery. Cards hit the table at 7:00.


Friday, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program starts up in the Hangout at 10:30.  Friday evening the premiere of the epic, overdue, outlandish return of Beaver Tales is on stage at the BIC Center. Showtime is 7:30. Lots of laughs and more. Tickets are available at the BIC Center front desk or at tickets dot bic center dot org. The show kicks off Bite of Beaver weekend. With the Beaver Island Boodle stepping off at 9:30 a.m.  There’ll be bands at the Shamrock and Beachcomber plus restaurant and pub specials at all of your favorite fall places—a new twist on Bite of Beaver.  Also Saturday, Story Hour for the young ‘uns at the library and Saturday evening Beaver Tales is on again at the BIC Center.  It’s your last chance to see the latest episode. Curtain at 7:30.  Tickets at the Front Desk or at tickets dot bic center dot org.  


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. Downtown Farmer’s Market is on from 11 to 3 behind Daddy Franks on King’s Highway. 


Looking ahead, movies will soon roar back into the BIC Center Theater with a Double Gun showing of both Top Gun movies. Flight time is October 8th…with the original on deck at 4:30 and Top Gun Maverick at 7:00.  DO you feel the need for speed?


Monday, Senior Chair Yoga is at 9:30 in the Hangout at the BIC Center.

BIRTHDAYS:  Steve Crandal, Rose Cole, Marilyn Racine and Alyssa Gilespie are celebrating today. Happy Birthday to Aylssa, Marilyn, Rose and Steve, and if we missed you on that list, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.  [And, a reminder that if you aren’t on the list to let Deb Robert know over at B-I-C-S.  Her 4th through 6th grade class will be busy making the 2023 Birthday Calendars soon.]

TRAFFIC:  None, nada, zip. But, the roads are slick and there are more lake-sized puddles just waiting to nab you. So let’s be careful out there.

ON THE EVENING OF THIS DAY in 1954 Comedian Steve Allen hosts the launch of TV’s first late-night talk show, ‘Tonight Starring Steve Allen.’ The innovative NBC program will go on to pioneer many late-night talk show traditions, and morph into the world’s longest-running talk fest, ‘The Tonight Show.’

MERRIAM-WEBSTER WORD OF THE DAY: Our word of the day is fructify (verb) [FRUK-tuh-fye] means “to make fruitful or productive” or “to bear fruit or profit.” Fructify comes from Latin fructus, meaning “fruit.” When the word was first used in English, it literally referred to the actions of fruit-bearing plants. Later it was used to refer to the action of making something literally or figuratively fruitful, such as soil or labor, respectively. These days fructify is more frequently used to refer to the giving forth of something in profit from something else (such as dividends from an investment). Fructus also gave us the name of the sugar fructose, as well as usufruct [yoo-zah-frukt], which refers to the legal right to enjoy the fruits or profits of something that belongs to someone else.

Now, to wrap up for this for Beaver Island Tuesday

Here’s a thought for the day: “Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.”


On a lighter note: Why did the cow cross the road?  She thought the grass was greener on the other side.

That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Beaver Island Tuesday, September 27th, 2022. 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. 



Showers likely, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 53. Breezy, with a north wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.


Isolated showers before 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 41. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 57. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 36. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.


Sunny, with a high near 63. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 49.


Sunny, with a high near 67.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 52.


Sunny, with a high near 68.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

Out on the Big Drink:


N wind around 20 kt, with gusts as high as 25 kt. Showers, mainly before 11am. A slight chance of waterspouts. Waves around 4 ft.


N wind 15 to 20 kt. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny. Waves 2 to 3 ft.


SW wind 5 to 10 kt. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.

Fire Danger Level: High

Water Temps: 65 in Little Traverse Bay, no report at White Shoal and 63 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull Island.

Photos from Buoy Camera at station 45002