News Update

Community Calendar for Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is Kevin Boyle with the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday, May 8th, 2019.
First some news…
The Beaver Island Community School National Honor Society has welcomed six new members. Elisha Richards, Mackenzie Martin, Skylar Marsh, Jessica Lafreniere , Zander Drost and Quintan De Laat are the newest members. They join Quinn Jones, Elsie Burton, Erin Wiser, Kai Drost and Riley Williamson as current members. The N-H-S does a number of community service projects during the year. They are advised by Connie Boyle.
A reminder that you may notice an increase in our young adult population this week. That’s because two college groups are on the island to study for the week. The C-M-U honors program is here with students working on a number of projects that will result in events you can attend down at the biological station and here at the BIC Center. More on that in a moment. And, out behind the Historical Society’s Print Shop Museum, you’ll see a group from Northern Michigan’s Archaeological Program excavating the ground that was beneath the Print Shop addition. That was torn down last fall to make way for an addition to the Museum that is to get started this fall. So, if you see some new faces on the island, be sure to say hello.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island …
It’s a busy day today. The Charlevoix County board is holding its regular monthly meeting here on the island at 10:30 in the Peaine Township Hall. It’s part of the opening ceremonies for the new County building out on Donegal Bay Road, where there’ll be an open house from 9 to 2. This evening, the Chamber has a Business After Hours event from 5 to 7 hosted by the Beaver Island Boat Shop. It’s a chance to get together and relax a little before the upcoming summer season takes off. There’s be light snacks. Bring your own drink.
Busy tomorrow, too. The Northern Lake Michigan Islands Collaborative meets at the BIC Center from 10:30 to 2:30. Also Thursday, Dr. Mann will be in at the Health Center. Call 2275 to set up an appointment. Games Galore here Thursday at the BIC Center from 1 to 4. B-I-C-S Curriculum Committee meets at school at 3:30. Thursday afternoon, CMU Honor students are hosting a Family Science Education Night at BICS from 3:30 to 5:50. There’ll be more than 20 exhibits including computer coding, chromatography, the physics of roller coasters, circuits and electricity, efforts to save coral reefs, the Stroop effect and more. Then, another rgroup of C-M-U Honor students will be presenting a radio play that they will record live in the McDonough’s Market Theater with an audience. Show time is 7:30. The programs will them be broadcast right here on Friday after our news at 5.
Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at the BIC Center from 10 to 11. Friday evening, it’s time for the annual 4th and 5th grade play. This year the show is Expose’: Holiday Celebrities Tell All. It’s at 7 and sure to be lots of fun. Reserved seats are $7. Call the BIC Center to get your tickets. All proceeds go to support the 4th and 5th grade trip to Camp Hayo-Went-Ha.
Saturday, Lego Club at the library at 1. Self Defense class at 5 at the Peaine Township Hall. Here at the BIC Center, two movies: Showing at 4 it’s the Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Snarkiness will no doubt abound with lots of fun for kids and mom and dad. It’s rated PG. At 7, Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway star in Serenity. A fishing boat captain juggles facing his mysterious past and finding himself ensnared in a reality where nothing is what it seems. Kinda souns like a Beaver Island story, no? But, it’s one for grown-ups because it is R. Concession stand will be open all day Saturday with treats both for the shows and you island adventures.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse fellowship. Details are on the calendar.
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.
A reminder that the Chamber is looking for suggestions for theme for this year’s Independence Day parade. Send your ideas to chamber@beaverisland.org<mailto:chamber@beaverisland.org>. You need to get them in by May 9th as the Chamber plans to make its decision soon after that.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market: Today A 10 percent chance of showers after 5pm. Widespread frost before 9am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high near 52. East wind 5 to 15 mph. Tonight Showers, mainly after 8pm. Low around 40. Windy, with an east wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible. Thursday Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. High near 45. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Thursday Night Showers likely, mainly before 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Friday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Friday Night Areas of frost after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.
Weekend is looking good… Saturday Some frost early. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 53.
Out on the Big Drink… GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH DAYBREAK THURSDAY MORNING…otherwise Today E wind 10 to 15 kt. A chance of showers after 5pm. Waves 1 to 2 ft. Thursday E wind 10 to 15 kt. Rain likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
TRAFFIC: Everything running smoothly on mostly smooth roads. Road commission guys are doing lots of work out there. So, let’s be careful and watch out for them. And, as always, let’s be careful in the school zone.
Now, time for a look at Phyllis’s posts for today.. ON THIS DATE in in in 1945, both Great Britain and the United States celebrate Victory in Europe Day. Cities in both nations, as well as formerly occupied cities in Western Europe, put out flags and banners, rejoicing in the defeat of the Nazi war machine.
DID YOU KNOW: there is a basketball court on the top floor of the U.S. Supreme Court Building. It’s nickname? You guessed it: “the highest court in the land.”
WORD OF THE DAY: blossom (BLOS-uhm) which means to flourish; develop. Blossom in both the noun and the verb senses dates back to Old English. The Old English verb blōstmian “to bloom, blossom, effloresce” is a derivative of the noun blōstm, blōstma, blōsma, which is a blossom or flower. The English words are all Germanic derivatives of the Proto-Indo-European root bhel-, bhlē-and bhlō- which meant “to thrive, bloom.” In Latin the root appears in flōs or “flower“).
Birthdays: We missed our very own Cynthia Johnson yesterday. She’s 29. On th elist today, Forrest Powers, Janet Prater and Patrick Cull. Happy birthday to all of them. If we missed you on the list—Happy Birthday to you from all of us at W-V-B-I and Beaver Island Community Center.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Wednesday…
Here’s a thought for the day from President Dwight David Eisenhower, whp was also the supreme commander of the allied forces in Europe during World War 2: “At the outset none of us could foresee the end of the struggle; few of us saw eye to eye on what was demanded of us as individuals and as a nation; but each began, step by step, to learn and to perform his allotted task.
On a lighter note…
What happens if the gardener catches you stealing her flowers? She beat the plants off you.
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Wednesday, May 8th, 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.
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