News Update

Community Calendar for Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday, February 19th, 2020.
Now here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, 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.
Tomorrow, 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 Thursday, Euchre out at Stoney. Cards hit the table at 7.
Friday, Island Basketball squads head off to Hannahville for the Northern Lights League Tournament. Check with the school for details on game times and logistics if you want to go along to cheer on our Islanders.
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, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Then, the resale is open from noon to 4. And movies here at the BIC Center. Our Hollywood Classic Matinee month continues with a double feature. At 1, it’s State Fair-the Rogers and Hammerstein on big screen with plenty of 50’s sty;e action and romance. Rated approved in the ratings of the day, but probably PG by today’s standards. And at 4, get ready for West Side Story—the stage classic brought to the big screen. It’s rated Approved, too. And at 7, it’s a modern story of gangs in New York City: Twenty-one Bridges is the show and it will keep you glued to your seat with suspense and action. It’s rated R. Concession stand will be open for snacks, a meal or both—for all three shows. 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 Monday, St. James Finance Committee has a meeting Scheduled. That’ll be at 1:00 at the Governmental Center across from the school. Next 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.
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 your McDonough’s Market:
Today Scattered snow showers, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 17. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Tonight Isolated snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -7. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Thursday Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -8. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 15. West wind around 15 mph. Friday Sunny, with a high near 31. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Breezy. Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 36. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 35. Monday Night A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Tuesday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
TRAFFIC: No delays inbound or outbound to the airports. Island beltway running smoothly. Critters all seem to be hiding or maybe they’ve gone south. But, it is extra slick, so, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Today, Britta Dabakey and Maryellen Dawson are celebrating. Happy birthday to each of them, 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 in 1942 FDR orders internment of Japanese Americans
Responding to paranoia after the Pearl Harbor attack, President Roosevelt signs an order that will lead to some 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, including American citizens, to be forced into internment camps. The US will offer financial redress and official apologies in the 1980s and ’90s.
WORD OF THE DAY: eradicate (ih-RAD-uh-kayt) which means: 1 : to do away with as completely as if by pulling up by the roots 2 : to pull up by the roots Given that eradicate first meant “to pull up by the roots,” it’s not surprising that the root of eradicate means, in fact, “root.” Eradicate, which first turned up in English in the 16th century, comes from eradicatus, the past participle of the Latin verb eradicare. Eradicare, in turn, can be traced back to the Latin word radix, meaning “root” or “radish.” Although eradicate began life as a word for literal uprooting, by the mid-17th century it had developed a metaphorical application to removing things the way one might yank an undesirable weed up by the roots. Other descendants of radix in English include radical and radish. Even the word root itself is related; it comes from the same ancient word that gave Latin radix. (
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Wednesday…
Here’s a thought for the day: “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
And, on a lighter note: Did you hear the story about maple syrup? It starts out kind of sappy. Then it gets pretty steamy. And the ending is pretty sweet.
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Wednesday, February 19th, 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.