News Update

Community Calendar for Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019.
Here’s what’s happening on your island…
The BIC Center’s summer exercise program is making a slight change of venue so the CMU Summer Theater Troupe can get their stage set. Classes will meet upstairs in Carol’s Hangout Today, through Saturday. So, tomorrow’s kick boxing class will be up in Carol’s Hangout as will Firday’s Basic Yoga class and Saturday’s Self Defense class.
Our season openings continue on the island. Yesterday an iced tea and lemonade stand popped up across from the Post Office. Not sure if they plan to be there today, but if they are you should try to stop and have some. It’s all delicious and made by young island entrepreneurs.
Today, Whiskey Point Lighthouse is open Wednesday from 11 to 1, plus a Historical Society Picnic at the point organized for noon. Protar’s home open 1 to 3. By the way, B-I-H-S executive director Lori Taylor-Blitz was in yesterday as a guest on our Beaver Island Perspectives show to talk about the Historical Society schedule for the summer—including everything going on for museum week. If you missed the show, you can find it in the podcasts section of our web page.
Tomorrow, in case you haven’t heard, it’s the Fourth. Things start with the Farmer’s Market out at Paradise Bay Coffee shop from 9 to 11. The highlight of the day is, of course, Beaver Island’s Independence Day parade with a theme of Discover Beaver Island. The parade marshal will be recent Medal of Honor honoree James McCloughan. He was awarded the medal in 2017 for his brave actions during the Viet Nam War. He’s a Michigan native visiting Beaver Island for the first time. We’ll have an interview with him tomorrow as part of our Independence Day programming. He’ll be with the AMVETS color guard at the head of the parade. Speaking of which, please remember to stand when that color guard goes past. No carnival this year, but fireworks at dusk—maybe a venetian boat parade just before. Here on the radio station, will celebrate with special music and our now traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence. Remember, it’s Independence Day—not just the 4th of July.
Friday, the first Art in the Harbor event is here on the sidewalk in front of the BIC Center from 10 to 1. Island artisans will have their art and crfats on display for sale. Also, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is here up in Carol’s Hangout after Yoga from 10:30 to 11:30… and Friday evening… CMU’s Summer Theater program gets underway with Neil Simon’s A California Suite. On Saturday, it’s A Fox on the Fairway. Both shows are comedies. If the past is a lesson, both will be absolutely fantastic. Tickets are available at the front desk now. Show time is 7.
Also Saturday, Pickle Ball on the outdoor courts from 9:30 to 11:30. TWhiskey Point Lighthouse open from 11 to 1. Protar’s House open from 1 to 3. The 11th Annual McDonough Memorial Concert at the Reddeer Cabin is at 7 Saturday evening. That’s on King’s Highway on the way out of town. Great music amongst the pens there. Bring a lawn chair to sit and enjoy.
Sunday, worship services at all four island churches. Details are on the calendar. And, the AMVETS are have a Pancake breakfast for you that you can enjoy before or after church. It’s from 8 to 12 in Holy Cross Hall. Proceeds benefit their scholarship fund.
Next week, there’s Basketball camp at BICS. It’s open to all rising 7th through 12th graders—including island visitors. So, sign up now if you are interested. And coming up August 5 to 9, it’s the BICS robotics team bIrobot’s summer robotics camp. So mark your calendar for that.
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 Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph. Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 58. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph after midnight. Independence Day Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Thursday Night A 40 percent chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph. Friday A 30 percent chance of showers before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. West wind around 5 mph. Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. The weekend is looking good… Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Sunday Sunny, with a high near 78. Out on the Big Drink… Today Variable winds 5 kt or less. Areas of fog before 10am. Waves 1 ft or less. Independence Day Variable winds 5 kt or less. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 ft or less. Forecast for the lake looks good through the weekend, too. Waves a foot or less, pretty light winds and maybe some showers and thunderstorms early Friday. Water temps :63 in Little Traverse Bay, up 1. 60 at the mid-lake buoy, up 2. And, White Shoal steady at 61. Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: None, nada, zip. But roads are getting a little wash-boardie with all the traffic. If you aren’t used to driving on our narrow dirt roads with no shoulders, beware that those washboards can skip you across the lane and traffic can come up on blind corners really fast—especially on West Side drive. So, let’s be careful out there.
BIRTHDAYS: Well, a mea culpa on this front. I’ve been looking at August the past two days. So, happy birthday belated to Jimmy Gillespie, Suzy Bonedeo and Loretta Slater who all celebrated on Monday. Yesterday was the special day for Jared Robert, Kelly Collins, Larry Roy and Nick DeLaat. And, today, Brad Mcdonough, Drew Mcdonough KK Antkoviak and Sydney Butler are all celebrating. Happy birth to all of them and my apologies for missing you on Monday and Tuesday. And, if we missed you on the list, happy birthday to you to from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DATE in 1886, Karl Benz presents his Benz Patent Motorwagen. A three-wheeled vehicle, the Motorwagen is the first automobile built to be propelled by an internal combustion engine, and its inventor Karl Benz presents it publicly for the first time in Mannheim, Germany. Benz will go on to help co-found the Mercedes-Benz car company.
DID YOU KNOW: An airplane mechanic invented Slinky while he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use for the springs.
WORD OF THE DAY sedulous; adjective (SEJ-uh-lus); involving or accomplished with careful perseverance; diligent in application or pursuit
No fooling—the word sedulous ultimately comes from Latin se dolus, which literally means “without guile.” Those two words were eventually melded into one, sedulo, meaning “sincerely” or “diligently,” and from that root developed Latin sedulus and English sedulous. Don’t let the sed- beginning mislead you; sedulous is not related to words such as sedentary or sedate (those derive from the Latin verb sedēre, meaning “to sit”). Sedulous people are not the sedate or sedentary sort. They’re the hardworking types Scottish author Samuel Smiles must have had in mind when he wrote in his 1859 book Self-Help, “Sedulous attention and painstaking industry always mark the true worker.”
Here’s a reminder about the PABI Summer Auction. Auction items are filling up the lobby. You can bid on a huge variety of items. Just come down to the BIC Center to see what’s available. Or, if you aren’t on the island, you can see items on the BIC Center web site. Head to BIC Center dot org and scroll down to the just below the summer gala 2019 banner. All proceeds from the auction go to help support operation of the BIC Center and W-V-B-I.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Wednesday… Here’s a thought the day: “Chopose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”
On a the lighter note … What happened to the plant in match class? It was tragic. It developed square roots.
SFX: Sad Trombone Wah..Wah…Waaah….
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Wednesday, July 3rd, 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.