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Community Calendar for Wednesday, August 15th, 2018


Today is Wednesday, August 15th, 2018.  I’m Kevin Boyle, with today’s W-V-B-I Community Calendar.


Here’s what’s happening on your island…


Today, BINGO over at the Gregg Fellowship Center. Doors open at 6:15 for fellowship. Games at 7.


Thursday:  Farmer’s Market at Paradise Bay Coffee Shop.  Lots of vendors as gardens are coming in with lots of fresh, local produce.  Also, baked goods – bread and pies—canned goods (pickles, fruit, jams and jellies – cookies and fudge – and more.  Plus you can drop into the Coffee shop for, well, coffee or breakfast or lunch – and some Beaver Island roasted coffee.


Also Thursday, Games Galore here at the BIC Center from 1 to 4.   And Thursday evening, the Historical Society Board meets at Peaine Township Hall at 7.


Friday: Art in the Harbor out in front of the BIC Center from 10 to 2.


Saturday: Lego club at the library at 1.  And movies at the BIC Center: Rock Dog at 3 and Avengers Infinity War at 7.


Coming up next week, Volleyball camp at the community school.  That runs Monday to Wednesday.  Check in with Kerry Smith to sign up.


And, next weekend there’ll be traditional Celtic music sessions out at the Brother’s Place.  Musicians from all over Michigan are coming to play Celtic music and relax.  Could there be a better place for that than the Brother’s Place on Beaver Island?  Details are on the calendar at calendar dot wvbi dot net.


And, more great music coming to the BIC Center, too.  At the end of the month The Way Down Wanderers will be here.  They aren’t limited by genre.  They just play great music.  Foot stamping fun say the critics.  They’re at the BIC Center August 31st at 8.  And, coming in September, it’s the Kennedy’s Kitchen.  More foot stomping fun from a band that does everything Irish. Kennedy’s Kitchen will be in the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater on September 22nd at 8.  Tickets for both events are available now at the BIC Center front desk or by calling 448-2022.


And make a note of this for your end of summer clean-up.  Hazardous waste collection days are planned at the Transfer station on the 31st and September 1.

You can find more information on all of these events and everything else we know about that’s happening on the island at calendar dot w-v-b-I dot net. If we’ve missed your event you can easily add it yourself by using the handy “Post Your Event” button in the upper right of the calendar. Post it there.  Hear it here.  See it on the digital signage around town and across—and on other Beaver Island websites.  It’s one and done with the W-V-B-I – BIC Center Community Calendar.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at Powers Hardware:



Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Northeast wind around 5 mph.



Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northeast wind around 5 mph.



Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Northeast wind around 5 mph.  Low overnight around 61.



Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. North wind 5 to 10 mph.


Nice weekend coming up again. Sunny both days.  Highs in the high 70s.  Lows in the low 60s.




NNE wind 5 to 10 kt becoming ENE in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers before noon. Waves around 1 ft.


E wind 5 to 10 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves around 1 ft.

At 8 this morning at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of W-V-B-I –it was 69. Winds mostly calm with an occasional breeze from the ESE. Humidity down finally to 74%. Dew point 60. Pressure 29 point 4-1 and rising. Visibility 10 miles.

Around the island at 6… it was 68 at Whiskey Point, and at McCauley’s, 65 on Greene’s Bay, and 68 on Lake G.

Water temps: 68 at White shoal, 71 in Little Traverse Bay and 70 at the mid-Lake bouy southwest of Gull.  Nice and warm.

Sun sets at 8:49 today.  Up around 6:43 tomorrow.


Looking out on Paradise Bay at 7:30 from the Hodgson Enterprises W-V-B-I BIC Center webcam—harbor pretty much smooth as glass. Lots of clouds overhead a patch of blue out there.


TRAFFIC:  None.  A little quieter this week than the past few, but it still gets busy in town as the day moves on—especially when the ferries come in.  So let’s be careful out there.

ON THIS DATE of August 15, 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival opens on a patch of farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the upstate New York town of Bethel.

Early estimates of attendance increased from 50,000 to around 200,000, but by the time the gates opened on Friday, August 15, more than 400,000 people were clamoring to get in.

Later music festivals inspired by Woodstock’s success failed to live up to its standard, and the festival still stands for many as a example of America’s 1960s youth counterculture at its best.

DID YOU KNOW THAT: The term “the whole 9 yards” came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got “the whole 9 yards.”

WORD OF THE DAY: marplot (MAHR-plot) which means a person who mars or defeats a plot, design, or project by meddling. The noun marplot is a combination of the verb mar “to damage, spoil” and its direct object, the noun plot, formed like the noun pickpocket. Marplot is a character in a farce, The Busie Body. In the play Marplot is a well-meaning busybody who meddles in and ruins the romantic affairs of his friends.

Birthdays: Kevin Gillespie and Eric Naranjo.  Happy birthday to Kevin & Eric!  If we missed you on our list, happy birthday to you as well.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Tuesday…


Here’s a thought for today from Woodrow Wilson:  You are here to enrich the world and you impoverish yourself if you forget that errand.


On a lighter note:

What did the pecan tree say to the psychiatrist?

I think I’m growing nuts.

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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Wednesday, August 15th, 2018.


I’m Kevin Boyle at W-V-B-I‚ 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.