News Update

Community Calendar for Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday, February 12th, 2020.
First, some news…
Waste Management Committee held a special meeting yesterday afternoon to work on blight issues on the island. There was discussion on specific ways to deal with old tires, including conducting a collection for homeowners and consideration of what could be done to help with businesses. The transfer station is going to purchase a semitrailer that might be used to haul tires to a mainland recycling center, with transport off the island by barge. Right now, only one trip is planned and that would take about one thousand tires. Free metal collection days will be considered, too. St. James Supervisor Kitty McNamara reported that she has a three person committee formed to review the downtown area for blighted buildings and make recommendations to the township board. Some buildings may require legal action to be taken. The Blight Subcommittee of the Waste Management Committee will hold another special meeting after it has more information on tire hauling costs to look at what might be done to deal with tires at businesses. Pam Grassmick attended the meeting for W-V-B_I and the B-I-A and provided us with the information for that report.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, Everything to do with Needles at the Peaine Township Hall. 9:30 to noon every Wednesday through spring. And, the monthly Discover Beaver Island Meeting is set for 5 at the Peaine Township Hall.
Tomorrow, Thursday, Pickleball is on at the BIC Center from 10:00 to noon. Resale shop is open for winter hours on Thursdays from noon to 4. Also, Games Galore up in the Ray and Ann Stanhope Hangout from 1 to 4. And, Thursdays are Euchre Nights at Stoney. Cards hit the table at 7.
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 Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is on up in the hangout from 10:30 to 11:30. Island Treasures open noon to 4.
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 was in yesterday for Beaver Island Perspectives to talk about all of the details. If you missed that, you can listen to the program as a podcast. Just go to W-V-B-I dot net and click on the podcast menu at the top of the page==then scroll down in the list that pops up to find the show with Paul.
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. Day ends with Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock. Pucks hit the boards at 7.
And, a reminder to you photographers out there—that time is running out to get your three best shots in for this year’s Everyone’s an Artists photography contest being organized by Lois Stipp and the Beaver Island Gallery. Deadline is the 15th. 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 Scattered snow showers after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 33. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Tonight Scattered snow showers, mainly before 4am. Patchy blowing snow after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -5. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Thursday Isolated snow showers before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 11. Wind chill values as low as -12. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -4. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 21. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Breezy. Saturday Snow showers, mainly after 1pm. High near 31. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Saturday Night Snow showers likely before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Sunday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Washington’s Birthday A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 30. Monday Night Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Tuesday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.
TRAFFIC: W-V-B-I’s virtual octo-copter is flying high and dry over the island this morning. No delays inbound or outbound to the airports. Island beltway running smoothly, bridges clear. Kings Highway pretty much clear and dry. But everything else has snow and ice. And it’s slick. So, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Island singer and thespian Bob Bass is celebrating, today. Happy birthday to Bob, 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.
ON THIS DAY 1789, Vermont Patriot Ethan Allen dies of a stroke at age 52 on his Winooski River homestead.
Allen is best remembered as the patriotic leader of the Green Mountain Boys, who took the British fort at Ticonderoga with Benedict Arnold in May 1775. He also had a varied career defending his land interests in the New Hampshire Grants (now part of Vermont) from any challenge. Allen, like Arnold, faced charges of treason; he attempted to negotiate terms by which Vermont could rejoin the British empire in the early 1780s when New York blocked its acceptance as one of the United States.
WORD OF THE DAY: resile (rih-ZYLE) which means: recoil, retract; especially : to return to a prior position. Resile is a resilient word: it’s been in use in English since the early 1500s. It’s also a cousin of resilient, and both words derive from the Latin verb resilire, which means “to jump back” or “recoil.” (Resilire, in turn, comes from salire, meaning “to leap.”) Resilient focuses on the ability of something to “bounce back” from damage, whereas resile generally applies to someone or something that withdraws from an agreement or “jumps back” from a stated position. Resile is a word that shows up only occasionally in U.S. sources; it is more common in British and especially Australian English. (
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Wednesday…
Here’s a thought for the day from “Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.”
And, on a lighter note: What veggie is always overcooked? Chard.
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Wednesday, February 12th, 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.