News Update

Community Calendar for Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

GD: Today is Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019.  I’m Greg Doig, with the W-V-B-I Community Calendar.

GD: First some news…




* WHAT…Another round of heavier snow will spread into the area

later this morning and persist through the afternoon.

Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected

today with some localized higher amounts possible.


* WHERE…Portions of Northern Lower Michigan.



Talking Threads Quilt Guild 9:30 a.m. Peaine Township Hall


Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce after Hours Dalwhinnies 5-7 p.m.

It’s been several months since our last business after hours gathering, so we are getting together for an update and to have time to talk about plans for the upcoming summer season. We’ll talk about plans for the Irish Festival, our Discover Beaver Island promotion and more.

So we invite current and potential Chamber members to join us




Pickle Ball at 10 a.m. BICC

Games Galore 1 p.m. BICC

Euchre Stoney Acre 7 p.m.



Wildlife Club is looking for volunteers with chainsaws:  working on an aspen cut beginning this Friday, 1/25/19 off Johnny Martin’s trail. Lunch will provided

Please call Phil Wyckoff (448-2874) or Mark LaFreniere (448-2220) to let us know you are coming


Arthritis foundation exercise program at bicc Friday at 10 AM

BICS Basketball away at Mackinac



BICS Basketball away versus Mackinac


Lego club Beaver Island District Library Saturday at one

Self-defense class at Peaine Township Hall Saturday at 5 PM



Movies Saturday 
Early: 4 p.m. Tea With the Dames

Unrated | 1h 24min | Documentary Dames Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright, and Maggie Smith get together for tea to reminisce and discuss their acting careers.



Late: 7 p.m. Bad Times at the El Royale

R | 2h 21min | Crime, Drama, Mystery Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors – before everything goes to hell



Call 2022 if you have any questions about what’s happening at the BICC



Worship Services – Check Calendar



The Beaver Island Rural Health Center and Beaver Island EMS present a Free CPR Training course for members of the community. Just call 231-448-2275 to reserve your space and materials.

2/22/19 1-4 p.m.


The Beaver Island Community Players are working on a show for spring.  All interested actors and actresses (or wanna bees) stop by the BIDL (library) and pick up a script to look at. Auditions soon. Need 6 players (2 M, 4 F). Production set for end of April!



St James Township is seeking applications for the position of Township Trustee. The vacancy will be appointed for the remainder of the current term (through November 2020). To be eligible to apply, you must have resided in St James Township for at least 30 days, be 18 years of age or older, a US citizen, and be registered to vote.Applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Any interested applicants must submit a letter of interest explaining how they can carry out the responsibilities and how their individual skills will benefit the township. Letters must be submitted by email to: Supervisor Kathleen McNamara,




presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market:



Cloudy with snow. High near 25F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.



Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the evening. Low 18F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%. About one inch of snow expected.


Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station

23 and same forecast as in town today


TRAFFIC:  No delays on the island beltway. Traffic smooth in and out to both airports. But the roads are slick with ice, so let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.


Imbroglio (im-BROHL-yoh)


an acutely painful or embarrassing misunderstanding


a circumstance or action that offends propriety or established moral conceptions or disgraces those associated with it : scandal


a violently confused or bitterly complicated altercation : embroilment


GD: Now, birthdays:

None listed


The Discover Beaver Island 2019 Summer Calendar is online and it includes all of your favorite summer season events—from May through October. To find it, just point your browser at summer dot W-V-B-I dot net. If your summer event isn’t listed there, let us know about it with an email to calendar at W-V-B-I dot net or add it yourself with the handy Post Your Event Button in the upper right of the Calendar..



GD: Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Wednesday…

Here’s a thought for the day: For Lucas and Sophia and all our listeners –

“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.” 
― Harvey Pekar


On a lighter note…

I once auditioned for a movie part as a mime. I failed to get the role. When I asked the director why I didn’t get the role, he said it was something I said!!!


SFX: Studio Bell


GD: That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019


The Annual Fundraiser for PABI is going on now. Go to to learn how you can help.


Mission Deep Space has begun for Team BIROBOT at BICS. Follow them at their website and help support by going to


I’m Greg Doig 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.