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Community Calendar for Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Community Calendar
February 27, 2019
Today is Wednesday, February 27th, 2019. I’m Kevin Boyle, with today’s W-V-B-I Community Calendar.
First some news…

The B-I-C-S Titan Challenge team lead by Connie Boyle is in Grand Rapids today to compete in the Junior Achievement Titan Challenge. Senior Riley Williamson is on the team.

ACTUALITY: ACT – Williamson, Riley 2019-02-27 Titan Business Challenge.flac
Kirk Welter helped prepare the team for competition. We’ll let you know how they do tomorrow. In the meantime, cheer from afar.
Here’s what’s happening on your Emerald Isle…

Today, Talking Threads Quilt Guild at Praine Township hall. That’s at 9:30 in the morning.

Thursday, Pickle Ball at the BIC Center. 9:30 to 11:30 in the McDonough’s Market Theater. Games Galore in Carol’s Hangout from 1 to 4. Emergency Services Authority has a meeting planned for Thursday afternoon at 2 at Peaine Township Hall. Thursday evening at 7, Euchre over at Stoney.

Friday evening, it’s the annual alumni basketball tournament and crockpot chili cook off over at school. Food will be served from 5 to 7. Along the way there’ll be basketball action with the islander boys squad taking on the volunteer firefighters and the girls squad taking on the BICS women faculty. The BICS Cheer Team will be there to cheer and do some routines, plus the BICS robotics team b-I-robot will reveal their 2019 robot for competition is the F-R-C Deep Space challenge. Great food, great fun. Don’t miss it.

Saturday: Lego club at the Library at 1:00. Special presentations at the BIC Center starting at 3. The BICS robotics team will be there with a series of events on the upcoming FIRST robotics competition season. The games this year are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program’s first human landing on the moon, so the team is showing a NOVA documentary on Apollo 8 at 3 and the feature film First Man about Neil Armstrong—the first person to set foot on the moon—at 7. In between, they’ll present live telecasts of the first weekend of Destination Deep Space competition events from around the world on the big screen in the McDonough’s Market Theater and show you the robot they’ve built to compete in this year’s events.

On Monday, the Beaver Island Oral History project continues. Meet out at St. James township hall. And, B-I Fit is set to begin operations at your community school. All sorts of greta exercise equipment set to go, but, you have to sign up to use it. Membership registration packets are available now at the BICS office or at the BI Fit tab on the Beaver Island Community School website (
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.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market:

Winter weather advisory in effect today

Snow, mainly before 4pm – 2 inches of it. High near 21. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
A chance of snow before 7pm, then a chance of snow showers, mainly between 7pm and 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Light northwest wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as zero. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 11. Southwest wind around 10 mph.
Partly sunny, with a high near 24. West wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Snow showers. Low around 17. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

It’s going to be good outdoor fun weather for the weekend. Some snow, some sun with highs in the low 20s, lows in single digits. SO, if you are listening across and thinking about some winter fun on the island—it’s looking like a good weekend for it.

[MARINE FORECAST: The harbor is still frozen. No waves. Good ice fishing.]

TRAFFIC: Things moving smoothly on the Island Beltway. No delays inbound or outbound to the airports. But, it is slick with the ice under the snow. So, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
Now, checking in on posts from Phyllis: ON THIS DATE in 1860, President Abraham Lincoln poses for the first of several portraits by noted Civil War-era photographer Mathew Brady. Days later, the photograph is published on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar with the caption, Hon. Abram [sic] Lincoln, of Illinois, Republican Candidate for President.

A relatively new art form, the photograph (or daguerreotype) showed an unusually beardless Lincoln just moments before he delivered an address at Cooper Union that day. The address, in which he articulated his reasons for opposing slavery in the new territories, received wild applause and garnered strong support for his candidacy among New Yorkers.
WORD OF THE DAY (from Phyllis): divertissement (dih-VUR-tid-muhnt) which means a diversion or entertainment. The English noun divertissement comes directly from the French divertissement “amusement, entertainment, diversion.” Divertissement entered English in the 18th century.
Don’t forget about the Ice Classic going on now. You might think the buoy has blown over to Northcutt, but it is still out there by the ferry dock. Make the best prediction of when the buoy goes through the ice and you’ll take home half the entry fees. You can buy your entry here at the BIC Center. Details on the web at bic center dot org.

And a program not for you. This evening on the Top Ten Plus Five—the topic is Winter Ice. Cynthia Jaye has the Paradise Bay Coffee Shop poll results all lined up and will countdown the top 15 winter ice songs tonight at 7 right here on WVBI.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Wednesday…
Here’s a thought for the day from Abraham Lincoln: “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

On a lighter note…
What did the golfer call his girlfriend?
His sweet tea.
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Wednesday, February 27th, 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.