News Update

Community Calendar for Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020.
First, an update on memorial services for our friend Jack Gallagher. . There will be a Remembrance and Celebration of Life for Jack here at the BIC Center on Friday from 5 to 7. Light drinks and snacks will be shared as we remember Jack and his tireless work ethic, sharp wit and kind manner. Jack’s Funeral Mass will be Saturday at 11 at Holy Cross. If you aren’t able to make it in person, you’ll be able to watch on Beaver Island dot T-V thanks to Joe Moore. Mass will be followed by a luncheon here at the BIC Center with the family’s special thanks to Jack’s beloved Beaver Island residents who make this deliciously-warming and caring event possible.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, gets underway with Everything to do with Needles at the Peaine Township Hall. 9:30 to noon every Wednesday through spring.
Tomorrow, Thursday, Pickleball is on at the BIC Center from 10:00 to noon. 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, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is on up in the hangout from 10:30 to 11:30. Islander Basketball are at home this week to face their arch rivals—the Mackinac Island Lakers. Games are Friday night and Saturday morning.
Saturday, as we mentioned at the start, Jack Gallagher’s funeral mass will be at 11 at Holy Cross. A luncheon will follow here at the BIC Center. Jack would insist that events carry on at the Community Center for which he worked so hard, so later in the day we’ll have some movies, but we the start time for the 4 o’clock show is being move to 5. That show will be the Addams Family. This is the animated version released last year. It’s hilarious. Great for the whole family. Rated PG. Then at 7. It’s Zombieland Double Tap. It’s rated R, so for the grownups in your family. Concession stand will be open for snacks, a meal or both. Trailers 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 meets at the Governmental Center at 1.
Next Tuesday, Picklball at the BIC Center 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program in the 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 the good folks down at McDonough’s Market:
Today A chance of snow after noon, mixing with drizzle after 1pm. Patchy blowing snow before 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Tonight Drizzle and snow likely, mainly after 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches. Thursday Drizzle and snow likely, becoming all snow after 7am. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches. Thursday Night Snow likely, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Friday A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 35. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Friday Night A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Saturday A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Saturday Night Cloudy, with a low around 29. Sunday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Monday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Tuesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.
TRAFFIC: None. Nada. Zip. But it is slick out there, so let’s be careful. Especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Mac McPherson is celebrating today. Happy birthday to him. And, if we missed you on the list, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DAY in 1984 During a break in the action of Super Bowl XVIII on January 22nd, 1984, audiences first see a commercial that is now widely agreed to be one of the most powerful and effective of all time. Apple’s “1984” spot was directed by Ridley Scott, who directed the genre-defining dystopian science fiction film Blade Runner in 1982. The spot was in a similar vein, depicting a bleak and monocrhome future where a crowd of bald extras stood before an enormous screen broadcasting a message of conformity. A runner enters, pursued by police, and hurls the hammer at the screen, destroying it just as the Big Brother figure announces “We shall prevail!” The text in the last shot makes the references to George Orwell explicit: “On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you’ll see why 1984 won’t be like 1984.”
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs loved the ad, but Apple’s board did not. They asked the agency that produced it, Chiat/Day, to sell back the time they had purchased for the ad, and “1984” only aired because Chiat/Day resorted to subterfuge, intentionally failing to sell back the time. It was the right decision: the ad achieved every company’s dream of becoming news itself, receiving free replays on news broadcasts the next day. Super Bowl ads were already big business, but many in the advertising world point to “1984” as the moment when the big game became a venue for innovative, marquee ads, which soon became e a major part of the overall spectacle of the Super Bowl. The spot also cemented Apple’s reputation for being iconoclastic, disruptive and forward-thinking, an image that has been central to its brand ever since. By telling a somewhat high-minded story and barely mentioning the product it was selling—no computers appear in the ad—it also helped establish that bolder, less literal advertising could be just as effective, if not more so, than simpler commercials.
WORD OF THE DAY nurture; verb; (NER-cher); to supply with nutrients; to educate; to further the development of
It’s no coincidence that nurture is a synonym of nourish—both are derived from the Latin verb nutrire, meaning “to suckle” or “to nourish.” The noun nurture first appeared in English in the 14th century, but the verb didn’t arrive until the 15th century. Originally, the verb nurture meant “to feed or nourish.” The sense meaning “to further the development of” didn’t come into being until the end of the 18th century. Mary Wollstonecraft, mother of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, is credited with first giving life to that sense in her Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792): “Public spirit must be nurtured by private virtue,” she wrote. (
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Wednesday…
Here’s a thought for the day from Whoopi Goldberg: “Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine.”
On a lighter note: What do you call a potato wearing glasses? A Speck Tater.
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Wednesday, January 22nd, 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.