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Community Calendar for Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

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November 28, 2018
KB: Today is Wednesday, November 28th, 2018.  I’m Kevin Boyle, with the W-V-B-I Community Calendar.
KB: First some news…

Mark Carrington from the Health Center board reports that the new dental equipment has been installed at the Health Center. So it looks like more than a year-long time without dental services available on the island may be coming to an end. Mark is going to give us a tour of the new office this afternoon on Beaver Island Perspectives. Listen this afternoon after our global news at 5 for that.
KB: Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…

This morning, Talking Threads Quilt Guild at Peaine Township Hall at 9:30. Special Pickle Ball session today from 10 to noon here at the BIC Center.

And regularPickle Ball from 10 to noon tomorrow. Also tomorrow, the Emergency Services Authority meets at 2 at Peaine Township Hall. Euchre Thursday evening at 7 at Stoney. Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program here at the BIC Center from 10 to 11. Pickle Ball Tuesday and Thursday 10 to noon.

This weekend, basketball gets underway at B-I-C-S with some out of league play. The Great Lakes Islands Basketball Tournament will be there with games Friday afternoon and evening, and Saturday morning. Teams will be here from Washington Island, Mackinaw Island and South Bass Island. Game schedule is on tye community calendar as are the menus for the concession stand. There’ll be lunch and dinner Friday and breakfast and lunch Saturday.

Also this weekend, our Christmas Movie festival starts here at the BIC Center—kick-off movies are The Polar Express at 3 and Elf at 7. It’s part of a month of your favorite Christmas movies and shows here at the BIC Center. There’ll be classic movies and cartoons—old and new. All your favorite Christmas shows. Check out the line-up on the BIC Center website at bic-benter dot org.

Other Christmas events to get on your calendar are the annual Cookie exchange at the Gregg Fellowship Center. That’s on Saturday, December 8th from 11 to 3. There are a few special items you need to order in advance. Check the calendar for that info. And B-I-C-S students have a Christmas Program planned for December 20. That’ll be here at the BIC Center at 7.
KB: You can find more information on all of these events and everything else we know about that’s happening on the island at calendar dot w-v-b-I dot net.
KB: Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market:

Cloudy, with a high near 32. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
A slight chance of snow showers and freezing drizzle between 4am and 5am, then a slight chance of snow showers after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
A slight chance of snow showers and freezing drizzle before 10am, then a chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Thursday evening, chance of snow showers before 9pm, then a chance of freezing drizzle. Cloudy, with a low around 29. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.
WNW wind around 10 kt. Cloudy. Waves 1 ft or less.
SSE wind 5 to 10 kt. A chance of snow before 2pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Waves 1 ft or less.

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.
KB: ON THIS DATE in 1520, After sailing through the dangerous straits below South America that now bear his name, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan enters the Pacific Ocean with three ships, becoming the first European explorer to reach the Pacific from the Atlantic.

On September 20, 1519, Magellan set sail from Spain in an effort to find a western sea route to the rich Spice Islands of Indonesia. He searched the Rio de la Plata, a large estuary south of Brazil, for a way through; failing, he continued south along the coast of Patagonia. At the end of March 1520, the expedition set up winter quarters at Port St. Julian.

On October 21, he finally discovered the strait he had been seeking. The Strait of Magellan, as it became known, is located near the tip of South America, separating Tierra del Fuego and the continental mainland. Only three ships entered the passage; one had been wrecked and another deserted. It took 38 days to navigate the treacherous strait, and when ocean was sighted at the other end Magellan wept with joy. His fleet accomplished the westward crossing of the ocean in 99 days, crossing waters so strangely calm that the ocean was named “Pacific,” from the Latin word pacificus, meaning “tranquil.”

WORD OF THE DAY: betwixt; adverb or preposition; (bih-TWIKST) between
“Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean; and so betwixt the two of them, they licked the platter clean.” Perhaps you’ve always said “and so between the two of them” when reciting the tale of Jack Sprat and his wife. That’s fine. Betwixt and between have similar origins: they both come from a combination of be- and related Old English roots. Both words appeared before the 12th century, but use of betwixt dropped off considerably toward the end of the 1600s. It survived in the phrase “betwixt and between” (“neither one thing nor the other”), which took on a life of its own in the 18th century. Nowadays, betwixt is uncommon, but it isn’t archaic; it’s simply used more consciously than between.
KB: Now, birthdays: Ken Slater. Happy birthday to KenIf we missed you on our list, Happy Birthday to you from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
KB: Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Wednesday…

Here’s a thought for the day: “Turn your face to the sun and the shadow falls behind you.”

On a lighter note…
What disease do you get when you decorate for Christmas?
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KB: That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Wednesday, November 28th, 2018.

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.