News Update

Community Calendar for Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

It’s another no news is good news day at the Health Center for COVID-19 updates.  No new tests or results as of this morning. Weekly state new case reports are due out this afternoon. We’ll have details tomorrow.

 

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development you to be on the lookout for a red, black and beige winged bug called the Spotted Lanternfly. It’s an invasive that has the potential to seriously impact the state’s agriculture and natural resources. While sporting some eye-catching colors, with a patch of red with black spots on its open wings, the little beast is not a friend to the state. It feeds on more than 70 different plants including grapes, apples, hops and hardwood trees, according to the MDARD. So far, no live specimens have been seen in Michigan, but dead ones have appeared in shipping materials.  But it is getting close.  After first appearing in Pennsylvania, there are now infestations there and in Ohio and Indiana as well as from Connecticut through the north-East and mid-Atlantic states to North Carolina.

 

Department Director Robert Miller says the Spotted Lanternfly could change Michigan’s agricultural landscape forever. There’s a picture of the invasive along with more info on spotting the pest and its eggs along with info on what to do if you see them at a link in today’s script online.

https://www.mlive.com/news/2022/07/have-you-seen-this-bug-michiganders-asked-to-be-on-lookout-for-destructive-spotted-lanternfly.html

 

The Charlevoix Coast Guard station wants to remind you to be sure to file a float plan before heading out on Lake Michigan.  And, they have a handy app for that. Search your app store for U-S-C-G Boating Safety to find it.  If you are using the Beaver Island water trail, you can also file a float plan at the BIC Center front desk and borrow an E-pirb emergency transponder to take with you on the trip.

Now, here’s a look at what’s happening on your island…

 

Here’s your meeting planner for the week: Emergency Services Authority meets on Thursday at 2:00. A link to more details is in the calendar entry online. And, that’s it for the week.

 

On the fun front today, Wednesday, Senior Chair Yoga is on at 9:30 up in the Hangout at the BIC Center and Summer Yoga is on in the Theater. Tennis is at 10:00 over on the municipal courts. The Historical Society’s Picnic on the Patio continues its summer run at noon at the Print Shop. Bring a lunch, if you like, and your curiosity about the island. And stick around for a preview of Baroque on Beaver week and a peak behind the scenes with Festival Music Director Robert Nordling. That’s at 4:00 at the Print Shop. After the maestro’s presentation, grab a quick dinner at Daddy Franks and head over to the library for a book signing and author presentation with Laurie Lounsbury, author of Kingdom Forgotten.  Or, head to the Gregg Fellowship Center for some BINGO. Doors open at 6:15 for fellowship and games start at 7:00.

 

Thursday, the original island Farmer’s Market is on at Paradise Bay Coffee Shop from 8:30 to 10:30. Senior Tai Chi is on up in the Hangout at the BIC Center at 9:30. And, Pickleball is from 10 to noon on the municipal tennis courts.

 

Friday, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program starts up in the Hangout at 9:00 and runs until 10:00. Summer Yoga is on at 9:30. Tennis starts at 10:00 and runs to noon over on the municipal tennis courts. And, Baroque on Beaver kicks off with the return of The Lincoln Trio to the BIC Center stage featuring soprano soloist Martha Guth. They’ll deliver a world premiere performance Chronicles of Ghosts: Extraordinary Women of the 16th Century by composer Clarice Assad—a special commission for the Beaver Island Performing Arts Alliance.  Showtime is 7:30. Tickets are available at tickets dot bic center dot org.

 

After the concert, head outside and look up for the Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower in the heavens above our Dark Sky Island.  They’ll be peaking Friday and Saturday evenings in a fitting end to International Dark Sky awareness week.

 

Saturday, Pickleball is on over on the municipal tennis courts from 10 to noon. Baroque events continue with the second gala fundraiser. Ying Li will perform on the Hamlin Grand on the BIC Center Stage. Miss Li has performed around the world, but is making her island debut Saturday night. Tickets are available at tickets dot bic center dot org.

 

Sunday there are services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church, the Episcopal Mission and the Lighthouse fellowship.  Times and more details are in the calendar. The downtown farmer’s market is on from 11 to 3.  And Baroque week continues with What’s New Baroque at the BIC Center.  Check out out the latest trends in classical music with a montage of performances in a new feature for Baroque that’s quickly become an audience favorite.  Showtime is 7:30. Tickets are available at tickets dot bic center dot org.

 

Monday, Senior Chair Yoga is on up in the Hangout at 9:30. Also Monday, Tennis is on over on the municipal courts from 10 to noon. At noon, it’s the next Marine Museum Monday with a presentation at, you guessed it, the Marine Museum.  Bring your lunch along if you like. At 4:00, head out to the Whiskey Point lighthouse for a Baroque tradition.  It’s Brass on the Grass with hits from the American Songbook, Broadway and film—all in a spectacular setting. And listen every evening this week for Beaver Island Perspectives for a run-down of upcoming Baroque events. Music Director will be Dennis Winslow’s guest on the program after our news at 5:00 daily through Friday. 

 

Tuesday, The Arthritis Foundation Exercise program is on at 9:00 in the Hangout. Pickleball is on at 10:00 over on the Municipal Tennis Courts. Baroque on Beaver continues on Tuesday with Chamber Music Drama here at the BIC Center. Showtime is 7:30.  At 8:00 Tuesday evening, meet up next to Marina South for Protopia’s Tuesday evening Bike Boodle. Bring your own bike and light.

 

Looking for summer activities for the kids? There’s a summer reading program at the Library with a variety of events on tap.  Check in with the library for details.

 

And, a final calendar note…tickets for the BIC Center W-V-B-I Secret Garden Summer Gala or on sale. You can get them at the BIC Center front Desk or online at tickets dot BIC Center dot org. This year’s event will be in Gene Masta’s beautiful gardens surrounding the old Lifesaving station that once stood at Whiskey Point…and that is now his summer home. Strolling dinner, music, libations, raffles and both silent and live auctions will add to the fun of mingling with your island friends in the Secret Garden.

BIRTHDAYS:  Darlene Dooley is celebrating today. Happy Birthday to Darlene and, if we missed you on our list, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.

TRAFFIC:  No delays inbound or outbound to the airports. In fact, no delays anywhere except in town when the ferry arrives. Still, let’s be careful out there.

ON THIS DAY in 1940, a brazen bunny saunters onto the screen. Huntsman Elmer J. Fudd meets “that pesky wabbit” for the first time in ‘A Wild Hare,’ an animated short subject from Warner Bros. called What’s up, Doc? For Bugs Bunny, it’ll be crazy popularity, decades of movie releases, an Oscar win, and a TV compilation show that runs for 40 years.

MERRIAM-WEBSTER WORD OF THE DAY: apropos (preposition) [ap-ruh-POH] means “with regard to.” It is frequently used in the phrase “apropos of.” Apropos wears its ancestry like a badge—or a beret. From the French phrase à propos, meaning “to the purpose,” the word’s emphasis lands on its last syllable, which ends in a silent “s”: \ap-ruh-POH. Apropos typically functions as an adjective describing what is suitable or appropriate (“an apropos comment”), or as a preposition meaning “with regard to,” as in “apropos (of) the decision, implementation will take some time.” The phrase “apropos of nothing” suggests that something does not relate to a specified topic.

Now, to wrap up for this for Beaver Island Wednesday

Here’s a thought for the from Bugs Bunny:

“Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out alive!”

 

On a lighter note, here’s an observation from Elmer Fudd: I have eventually come to know what exactly is wrong with my brain: nothing is right on the left part, and nothing is left on the right part.

That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Beaver Island Wednesday, July 27th, 2022. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from W-V-B-I’s Langford Family Studios wishing you a great day—and asking you: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever?  And, thanks for listening. 

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Today

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2pm and 5pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 80.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 83.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Out on the Big Drink:

Today

SSW wind 10 to 15 kt becoming W in the afternoon. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10am and 4pm. Waves 2 to 3 ft.

Thursday

W wind around 15 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Waves around 2 ft.

Friday

WNW wind around 10 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves around 1 ft.

Fire Danger Level: High

Water Temps: 66 at White Shoal, 70 in Little Traverse Bay and 66 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull Island.

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