News Update

Community Calendar for Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday, November 6th, 2019.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today,
Wednesday, the Historical Society’s Picnic at the Point series continues. Noon out at Whiskey Point. Topic is the Island’s History in Photos. And, Wednesday evening, the St. James Township board meets at 5:30 at the Township Hall. Also Wednesday evening, the Conference on Faith continues here at the BIC Center. That’ll be at 6.
Thursday, Games Galore here at the BIC Center from 1 to 4. B-I-C-S Board Curriculum Committee meeting at 3:30 at school. Euchre at Stoney at 7.
Friday, Pickleball 10 to noon here at the BIC Center. And, also today at the BIC Center, Arthritis Foundation exercise program up in the Ray and Ann Stanhope Hangout. That’s at 10:30.
Saturday, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Movies at the BIC Center, too: Boy Genius at 4. Geeks unite. And a good old fashioned non-stop action flic at 7. It’s Fast and Furious: Hobs & Shaw with Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and Idris Elba. Concession stand will be open for snacks or a meal. Or both. Trailers on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the Christian Church. Times and details are on the calendar.
Two meetings next Monday. B-I-C-S Board is meeting at 7 at school. Peaine Township board meets at 7 in the Township hall. Both of those are regular monthly meetings.
Next Tuesday, Pickleball from 10 to noon here at the BIC Center. And, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30 up in the Hangout. B-I-A has a board meeting planned for Next Tuesday. 4 in the administrative conference room at school. All members are welcome to attend as well as the general public. Next, Tuesday evening, Ladies Shuffle Board at the Shamrock. That’ll be at 7. And the Peaine Township Planning Commission has a meeting set for 7 at the township hall.
Still one board looking for members… The Health Center is looking for two members for its board. Again, details in the Calendar. Applications are due by November 14.
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 A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly between 10am and 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 35. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Tonight A slight chance of snow before 7pm, then scattered snow showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Thursday Scattered snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Thursday Night Snow showers likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Friday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Friday Night A 40 percent chance of snow showers after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 26. Saturday A chance of snow showers before 9am, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 9am and noon, then a chance of rain showers after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Saturday Night Rain and snow showers likely, becoming all snow after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 27. Sunday Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Sunday Night Snow showers likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Veterans Day Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. Monday Night Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Tuesday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.
Out on the Big Drink… Today W wind around 15 kt. Rain and snow likely, mainly between noon and 4pm. Waves around 3 ft. Tonight NW wind 15 to 20 kt. A slight chance of rain and snow before 4am, then a chance of snow. Waves 2 to 4 ft. Thursday NNW wind 15 to 20 kt. Snow showers. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Water temps: 52 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull. 47 at White Shoal. Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: None, nada, zip. But, let’s be careful out there-especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: None on our list today, but if we missed your birthday on the list, happy birthday to you from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DATE in 1860, Abraham Lincoln is elected president of a divided nation. Lincoln becomes the first Republican to win the White House at a time when the Democratic Party, and the country as a whole, are deeply divided over the issue of slavery. The Civil War will break out a few months after Lincoln’s inauguration.
WORD OF THE DAY: chilblain (noun) [CHIL-blayn] which means: an inflammatory swelling or sore caused by exposure (as of the feet or hands) to cold. Given that chilblains are caused by exposure to cold conditions, it may not surprise you to know that the first element of this word comes from the noun chill. The second element, blain, may be less familiar, though the word blain (“an inflammatory swelling or sore”) is still used by English speakers. Both elements of chilblain have Anglo-Saxon roots. Chill comes from Old English ciele (“frost” or “chill”), which is akin to ceald, an Old English ancestor of the modern cold. Blain comes from Old English blegen (of the same meaning as blain). These two words were first brought together (as the compound chyll blayne) in the 1500s.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island for Wednesday…
Here’s a thought for the day from Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi: “Discovery is seeing what everybody else as seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought.” On a lighter note: Where do cows go on vacation? The Dairy Isle.
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Wednesday, November 6th, 2019. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from 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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