News Update

Community Calendar for Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday, October 9th, 2019.
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. Might be nice enough to do outside one last time this season. Otherwise they’ll be inside in the township hall out there. Two meetings at school for B-I-C-S Board committees. Finance at 8:30 and Facilities at 3:30. And, Bingo is back at the Greg Fellowship Center—doors open at 6:15 for fellowship. Games at 7.
And, Thursday, Charlevoix County Transit is holding a Community Workshop to help plan the future of the service. They’ll provide results from their survey this summer and gather additional input. Workshop runs from 9:30 to 12:30—drop by get an update and provide your input at any point during that time. Also, Thursday, Pickleball from 10 to noon –hanging on to playing outside as long as they can. Games Galore up in the hangout here at the BIC Center from one to four. B-I-C-S Board Curriculum Committee meets at 3:30 at school.
Friday, Arthritis Foundation exercise program up in the Hangout here at the BIC Center.
Saturday, movies here at the BIC Center in the McDonough’s Market Theater on the big screen with the big sound: Beetlejuice at 4 and Toy Story 4 at 7. Concession stand will be open for both shows with snacks or a meal. Trailers are 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.
Next Monday, two Board meetings, both at 7 Monday evening. B-I-C-S Board holds their regular meeting at school and the Peaine Township Board meets in the township hall. Again, both meetings at 7. Next Tuesday, Pickleball from 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30 up in the Hangout. You’ll want to make note of this: There’s an immunization clinic at school from 11 to 2:30—a chance for you to get your immunizations up to date and your kids up to date. Think you are up to date? Have you had your flu shot for this year. Nope? Well, you can take care of that at the Immunization Clinic being run by the Health Department of Northwest Michigan at school. You can just drop in, but you’ll speed things up for everyone if you call them at 800-432-4121 to set up an appointment. Also next Tuesday, the Waste Management Committee has their regular monthly meeting at 1:00 p.m. at Peaine Township Hall. And, the Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee has their regular monthly meeting in the administrative conference room at B-I-C-S at 5.
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 Sunny, with a high near 67. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Friday Showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Friday Night Showers. Low around 41. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Saturday Showers likely, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Saturday Night Showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Sunday Showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Sunday Night Showers likely, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Columbus Day A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Monday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Tuesday A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 52.
Out on the Big Drink… Today S wind around 10 kt. Sunny. Waves around 1 ft. Thursday SE wind around 10 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Water temps: Down another degree to 61 in Little Traverse Bay. 60 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull. 56 at White Shoal. Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: None. Nada. Zip. But, let’s be careful out there—especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Judy Boyle and John Runberg. Happy birthday to each of them and, if we missed you, happy birthday to you from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DATE in 1992, 18-year-old Michelle Knapp is watching television in her parents’ living room in Peekskill, New York when she hears a thunderous crash in the driveway. Alarmed, Knapp ran outside to investigate. What she found was startling, to say the least: a sizeable hole in the rear end of her car, an orange 1980 Chevy Malibu; a matching hole in the gravel driveway underneath the car; and in the hole, the culprit: what looked like an ordinary, bowling-ball–sized rock. It was extremely heavy for its size (it weighed about 28 pounds), shaped like a football and warm to the touch; also, it smelled vaguely of rotten eggs. The next day, a curator from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City confirmed that the object was a genuine meteorite.
While meteorites are fairly common, a meteorite hitting a car is not: A car is, after all, a very small object on a very large planet. In fact, as far as scientists know it has only happened twice before–once in Illinois during the 1930s and once in St. Louis. Eventually, the famous Knapp meteorite was sold to a collector and two fossil dealers, who broke it into smaller chunks and sold those to a handful of other collectors and museums. The car, meanwhile, sold for $10,000 to Lang’s Fossils and Meteorites in Cranford, New Jersey. It has been on display in New York, Paris, Munich and Tokyo.
WORD OF THE DAY: scapegoat (SKAYP-goat) which means: 1 : a male goat upon whose head are symbolically placed the sins of the people after which he is sent into the wilderness in the biblical ceremony for Yom Kippur 2 a : one that bears the blame for others b : one that is the object of irrational hostility On Yom Kippur, the ancient Hebrews would sacrifice one goat for the Lord and lead another one into the wilderness bearing the sins of the people. The ceremony is described in Leviticus, where it is said that one lot shall be cast for the Lord and one for “Azazel.” Modern scholars usually interpret Azazel as being the name of a demon living in the desert, but ancient biblical translators thought Azazel referred to the goat itself, apparently confusing it with the Hebrew phrase ez ozel, meaning “goat that departs.” The mistranslation was carried through Greek and Latin into a 16th-century English translation, where the word for the goat was rendered as scapegoote; that is, “goat that escapes.” The extended senses of scapegoat we use today evolved from this biblical use. (Merriam-Webster)
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Wednesday…
Here’s a thought for the day: “Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”
On a lighter note: What does a baby computer call his father? Data!
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Wednesday, October 9th, 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.