News Update

Community Calendar for Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019.
First, some news…
It’s back to school day for students and teachers at Beaver Island Community School. Enrollment stands at 49 for the year, and the school has three new teachers. Joining the staff this year are Andrew Alvesteffer who is teaching Kindergarten and 1st grade, Dixie Darling who will take 2nd through 4th. And Gavin McNeil who will be teaching math and co-teaching as well as programming and robotics. Lots of exciting days lay ahead.

Here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, in addition to back to school Pickleball at 10:00. It’s usually on the municipal courts, but today probably will be inside at the County Building –the old Lumber Yard. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30 here at the BIC Center up in Carol’s Hangout. BICS School Board has a policy Committee Meeting set for 3:30 Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday Night movie here at the BIC Center at 5:30. Show this week is Men in Black International. Hit follow up to the earlier movies. Rated PG-13. Concession stand open for snacks and dinner. Also this evening, there’s a presentation by the National Weather Service’s Gaylord Office on Great Lakes Weather. Keith Berger and Michael Boguth from the office are coming to the island to talk about a favorite island topic: the weather. Learn about: a new ‘Beaver Island Zone Forecast’; Great Lakes Winter Storms; Lake Effect Snow Science; and ‘Gales of November.’ You can asks questions, too. Seven o’clock at Peaine Township Hall. Also at 7 next Tuesday, the St. James Planning Commission has a meeting at 7 in the St. James Township Hall.
Wednesday, Yoga is back for its last few sessions of the summer. Restorative and Realignment Yoga at 9:30 in the McDonough’s Market Theater here at the BIC Center. B-I-H-S has a Picnic at the Point at noon. Topic is great Lakes shipwrecks. B-I-C-S Board Facilities Committee meets at 3:30 at school. St. James Township Board meets at the township hall at 5:30. No BINGO next Wednesday, but Bev’s Quilting Workshop is getting underway at the Greg Fellowship hall. That runs through the weekend.
Thursday, Pickleball at the municipal tennis courts—9:30 to 11:30. Tai Chi at the BIC Center at 9:30. Games Galore up on Carol’s hangout from 1 to 4. B-I-C-S Board Curriculum Committee meets at 3:30 at school.
Friday, Basic Yoga at the BIC Center at 9:30. Arthritis Foundation Exercise program upstairs in Carol’s Hangout at 10:30. Special movie showing Friday night. It’s Rocketman—Elton John’s life story with great music. Showtime is 5:30. Concession stand will be open for snacks or a meal. Trailer is on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org. No Art in the Harbor this Friday. They’ll be over at Holy Cross hall for the Irish festival. Speaking of which, next weekend is the Beaver Island Irish Feile or Festival. Things get started at noon on Friday. All sorts of activities with great music, dance, cultural demonstrations, movies, crafts, food and more. Visit the Cultural Center at Holy Cross Hall to register, to check out vendors, visit the tea room and see the traditional family hearth. There’ll be music at venues all over town—Irish and island music of course—and plenty of cultural activities, too. Talks at Holy cross hall and the community center. Continuous showing of Home on the Island here at the BIC Center stating Friday at noon—stopping only for scheduled events. If you haven’t seen Hom eon the Island, you need to. It tells the story of Irish migration to the island as well as the twinning of Beaver Island with Arron Mhor. For details, check out either the festival website at irish feile dot com—that’s f-e-i-l-e—or the Beaver Island Chamber website at beaver island dot org. The ful schedule with details on every event is on those sites and alos on our very own Community Calendar on the WVBI and BIC Center websites. Events continue through Saturday evening, with Home on the Island showing on Sunday, too.
Also Saturday, Pickleball on the Municipal Tennis Courts from 9:30 to 11:30. Movies here at the BIC Center. And, in all the Irish Fest flurry, don’t forget the Contra Dance Saturday evening. That’s at the Episcopal Mission at 7 with live music and lots of fun. Never Contra Danced? Don’t let that stop you. It’s easy and lots of folks will show you how. All the moves are called—so it is easy to get the hang of it…and lots of fun like we said.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church, St. James Episcopal Mission and the Lighthouse Fellowship. Times and details are on the calendar.
Next Monday, bothe the Peaine Township Board and the B-I-C-S Board have meetings set – both at 7. Peaine in the township hall and the school board at school.
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, with thunderstorms also possible after 8am. Patchy fog after 9am. High near 71. Breezy, with a southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible. Tonight A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy during the early evening, then becoming cloudy, with a low around 46. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Wednesday Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 65. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 47. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Thursday Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Light southwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Thursday Night A 30 percent chance of showers after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Friday A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Out on the Big Drink… Today Gale and small Craft Warnings in effect. SE wind 15 to 25 kt becoming SW in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 kt. Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 5pm. Waves 2 ft building to 5 ft. Wednesday NNW wind 10 to 15 kt. Mostly cloudy through mid-morning, then gradual clearing. Waves 1 ft o Water temps: The lake is cooling. 67 in Little Traverse Bay. 66 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull. 61 at White Shoal Fire Danger Level: last night will probably bring us to low, but no official word yet.
TRAFFIC: Lots of big puddles out there, and the roads are slick with the rain. But no delays except for drop off and pick-up at school. But, let’s be careful out there—especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Dylan Left, Ryley Maudrie and Joe Rahn are all celebrating today. Happy birthday to Dylan, Ryley and Joe. And if we missed you on the list, happy birthday to you too from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DATE in 1838, Frederick Douglass escapes slavery and heads north to freedom. Born a slave in Maryland, future statesman and abolitionist Frederick Douglass makes his third attempt to escape his bonds and head north. Dressed as a sailor and carrying false identification papers, he boards a train in Baltimore and in 24 hours will arrive at a safe house in New York City. Also on this date in 1783, the Treaty of Paris is signed officially ending the Revolutionary war with Great Britain. Curiously, the British delegation refused to sit for a formal portrait documenting the occasion.
DID YOU KNOW people have been playing baseball since the mid-19th century? In the early games, umpires would officiate the games reclining in a rocking chair that was located 20 feet behind home plate. By 1878, the National League also declared that home teams must pay umpires $5 per game.
From Phyllis comes our WORD OF THE DAY extemporize (ik-STEMP-puh-ryze) which means 1 : to do something extemporaneously : improvise; especially : to compose, perform, or speak extemporaneously 2 : to get along in a makeshift manner Extemporize means to say or do something on the spur of the moment, an appropriate meaning given the word’s history. Extemporize was coined by adding the suffix -ize to Latin ex tempore, meaning “instantaneously” or “on the spur of the moment.” Ex tempore, in turn, was formed by combining ex and the noun tempus, meaning “time.” Incidentally, ex tempore was also borrowed wholesale into English (where it means “extemporaneously”). Other descendants of Latin ex tempore include the now rare extemporal and extemporary (both synonyms of extemporaneous), and as you have no doubt guessed by now, extemporaneous itself.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Tuesday…
Here’s a thought for the day from Frederick Douglass: “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
On a lighter note: Why did the startup get kicked out of the library? It was too disruptive.
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Tuesday, September 3rd, 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.
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