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Community Calendar for Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14th, 2020

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14th, 2020.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, Friday, Island Basketball squads are away at Maplewood. If you want to tag along, check with Kerry at school about space on the plane.
Also today, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is on up in the hangout from 10:30 to 11:30. Island Treasures open noon to 4. Syd Burnham is playing at the Shamrock this evening starting at 8.
Saturday, kicks of the Beaver Island Winter Carnival. Ice fishing, indoor and outdoor games for kids here at the BIC Center, a luminary walk and bonfire, live music Friday and Saturday nights at the Shamrock and more. Chamber President Paul Cole will be in this evening for Beaver Island Perspectives to talk about all of the details. Catch the show after our news at 5.
Also Saturday, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Then, the resale is open from noon to 4. And Special Winter Carnival movies at the BIC Center. We’ll have a special showing of Home on the Island at 1. That’s a film about the connection between the island and Arramore Island in Ireland. At 4, keeping with the Winter Carnival theme, the show is Disney’s Frozen. It’s rated PG and seeing it will get you up to speed for our showing of Frozen Two here next month. At 7, we’ll have on on-screen concert. It’s the story of Linda Ronstadt on the Big Screen with the Big Sound. Linda Ronstadt The Sound of My Voice is the title of the show with all her classics and a great story to go with them. Rated PG-13. Concession stand will be open for snacks, a meal or both—for both movies. Plus, special treats available for the winter carnival’s downtown events. Trailers for the movies 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 Tuesday, Tuesday, Pickleball at the BIC Center 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Hangout here at the BIC Center from 10:30 to 11:30. Waste Management Committee meets at 1:00 at Peaine Township Hall for their regular monthly meeting. Day ends with Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock. Pucks hit the boards at 7.
Next Wednesday, the Everything to do with Needles gang will get crafty at the Peaine Township Hall from 9:30 to noon. The Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee meets at school at 5.
Next Thursday, Library Board Meets at 9 at the library. Pickleball 10 to noon. Community C-P-R training at the Health Center from 1:00 to 5:00. Are you certified in C-P-R? No? Don’t wait until you wish you were. Sign up for this class by giving the health center a call at 2275. Also next Thursday, Ladies’ Shuffleboard at the Shamrock at 7.
And, a reminder to you photographers out there—tomorrow is the deadline to get your three best shots in for this year’s Everyone’s an Artist photography contest being organized by Lois Stipp and the Beaver Island Gallery. Contest 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 Partly sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -6. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Tonight Isolated snow showers after 1am. Patchy blowing snow after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 25 by 5am. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Saturday Snow likely, mainly after 1pm. Patchy blowing snow. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Windy, with a southwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Saturday Night Patchy blowing snow before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Sunday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Washington’s Birthday Snow showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Monday Night A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 24. Tuesday A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 30. Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Wednesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19. Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.
TRAFFIC: None. King’s Highway mostly clear and dry, but snow over solid ice everywhere else. So, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Bill McDonough is celebrating today. Happy birthday to Bill, and if we missed you on the list today, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
Now, a look at post from Phyllis for today… ON THIS DAY around the year 270 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed.
Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. Claudius believed that Roman men were unwilling to join the army because of their strong attachment to their wives and families.
To get rid of the problem, Claudius banned all marriages and engagements in Rome. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret.
When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Valentine was arrested and dragged before the Prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off. The sentence was carried out on February 14, on or about the year 270.
For his great service, Valentine was named a saint after his death.
In truth, the exact origins and identity of St. Valentine are unclear. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “At least three different Saint Valentines, all of them martyrs, are mentioned in the early martyrologies under the date of 14 February.” One was a priest in Rome, the second one was a bishop of Interamna (now Terni, Italy) and the third St. Valentine was a martyr in the Roman province of Africa.
Legends vary on how the martyr’s name became connected with romance. The date of his death may have become mingled with a pagan festival of love. On these occasions, the names of young women were placed in a box, from which they were drawn by the men as chance directed. In 496 A.D., Pope Gelasius decided to put an end to the Feast of Lupercalia, and he declared that February 14 be celebrated as St Valentine’s Day. (
WORD OF THE DAY: Cupid (KYOO-pid) which means: 1 : the Roman god of erotic love 2 not capitalized : a figure that represents Cupid as a naked usually winged boy often holding a bow and arrow According to Roman mythology, Cupid was the son of Mercury, the messenger god, and Venus, the goddess of love. In Roman times, the winged “messenger of love” was sometimes depicted in armor, but no one is sure if that was intended as a sarcastic comment on the similarities between warfare and romance, or a reminder that love conquers all. Cupid was generally seen as a good spirit who brought happiness to all, but his matchmaking could cause mischief. Venus wasn’t above using her son’s power to get revenge on her rivals, and she once plotted to have the beautiful mortal Psyche fall in love with a despicable man. But the plan backfired: Cupid fell in love with Psyche, and she eventually became his immortal wife. (
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Valentine’s Day…
Here’s a thought for the day this Valentine’s Day: “A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.”
And, on a lighter note: Why is a coffee shop the best place to find a date? There are a latte of hot tall singles.
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14th, 2020. 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: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.