News Update

Community Calendar for June 2, 2016

Today is Thursday June 2nd, 2016. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.



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BIROBOT has a post over on their website at that details their lessons learned, during their rookie year. Here is the link

2016 Lessons Learned Report

There are some great insights from these great young people, and a very intelligent list of lessons learned. Please take a look and thanks again to the great support from our listeners, and the community both here and afar for supporting BIROBOT.





The Beaver Island Community Center

Tuesday, 5/31 SUMMER HOURS START!!!

MON – SAT 9am – 9pm

SUN 10am – 6pm



Museum Summer Daily Hours will begin on Sunday, June 19; Monday – Saturday 11:00-5:00 and Sunday Noon-3:00.





At the Community Center: June 2nd from 3-5 p.m.  Forester, Mike Merriweather will come to Beaver Island to discuss forest health and how to write a forest contract for best logging practices when deciding to harvest timber from your property.


Mike Meriwether has worked for the Antrim Conservation District for the past 20 years. He is actively involved in forest management, timber harvesting, wildlife food plots, and resource management of the lands. Mike issues wood cutting permits for county lands and works with landowners to negotiate surface damages from gas exploration activities in the county. Mike Meriwether works to fulfill forest management objectives by providing technical assistance to non-industrial, private forest landowners. He provides management plans and assists residents with all tree health needs.




just a reminder to everyone that it is just over two weeks until the fishing tournament. I am sure many have seen the flyers advertising it around town. June 11-12, free fishing weekend. no license required. Two categories, kids 14 and under, adults 15 and up. kids fish Saturday 8-3, adults fish first light Saturday until 3pm Sunday. kids sign up free, adults 5 dollar buy in. stop in the hardware store or call 231-448-2572 to sign up. please sign up children ahead of time. we need to know how many to expect and how many pontoon boats we will need for transport on lake. a parent or guardian is required for attending children. two wining categories for kids, largest fish and most fish caught. Adults Fish for longest Bass. Kids category winners recieve trophies and prizes. Adults first prize win Trophy and half of buy in money.


Sponsored by

Beaver Island Wildlife Club

Powers Hardware

Mcdonoughs Market

The Simple Life Crew

Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce


Still looking for more donations and sponsors

Call Levi Connor at 231-459-6697 for more information, sign up, donate or to sponsor.


If you are looking for information on all island events, find it on the new WVBI Community Calendar. Things like the Baroque on Beaver events, CMUBS and other activities up on the calendar. Just head on over to the WVBI website and click on Calendar on the top menu.


We’ve tried to include everything, but if we’ve missed your event you can easily add it yourself by using the handy “Post Your Event” button in the upper right of the calendar or by sending an email with the details to¬† And, we can make it easy for your events to show up in a nice calendar on your website, too, so you only have to post them once. Your website can show only your events or those plus other categories from the calendar that you choose. What a deal! Email us or call for details.



At the Community Center



Pickle Ball Tuesday and Thursday 0930 to 1100


Games Galore will now be held on Thursday‚

at 1pm to 4pm


The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program will now be available on¬

FRIDAYS ONLY, 11am-12pm @ BI Comm Center




3 PM Matinee


Zoolander 2 (2016)

PG-13 | 1h 42min | Comedy |

Derek and Hansel are lured into modeling again, in Rome, where they find themselves the target of a sinister conspiracy.

Director: Ben Stiller

Writers: Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller | 4 more credits »

Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Penélope Cruz


7 pm Feature Presentation

Deadpool (2016)

R | 1h 48min | Action, Adventure, Comedy




This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life. Written by 20th Century Fox


Thanks to Beaver Island Community Center Business Sponsors , the Shamrock Bar and Restaurant, and the Beaver Island Boat Company





Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI


As of 8:29 AM Thursday, June 2, 2016


Forecast: Partially Cloudy


Outside Temp: 53.9 F

High Outside Temp: 59.8 F at 12:21 AM

Low Outside Temp: 52.3 F at 6:21 AM

Outside Humidity: 89%


Dew Point: 51.0 F


Barometer: 29.914″ and Rising Slowly


Wind Speed: Calm

Wind Direction: SW

High Gust: 11.0 Mph at 1:08 AM

10 min Avg Wind: 3.0 Mph


Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour

Day Rain: 0.00″

Storm Rain: 0.12″

Month Rain: 0.13″

Year Rain: 2.68″





Phyllis Moore Report

It’s 53° outside this morning, clear skies (at the moment), wind is at 8 mph from the SW, humidity is at 88%, pressure is rising from 1012 mb, visibility is 9.3 miles, pollen levels are medium today at 6.1, and the top allergens are oak, grasses, and mulberry. Today: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. West winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph in the evening becoming light. Now that boating season is upon us, I’ll try to add the marine report for northern Lake Michigan from Norwood to just west of the Mackinac bridge including Little Traverse Bay. Today: West wind 18 to 15 knots. Gusts up to 20 knots in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy then becoming mostly sunny. Waves 2 feet or less. Tonight: North wind 5 to 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.

On this date of June 2, 1953 – Elizabeth was crowned queen of England at Westminster Abbey.

Did you know that cucumbers are 96% water?

Word of the day: pierian (pahy-EER-ee-uh n) which means of or relating to poetry or poetic inspiration. Pierian is from the placename Pieria, the reputed home of the Muses in Greek mythology. It entered English in the late 1500s.




Nathan Martin

Maureen Cull




Still no delays to report.

Hey, Let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.


To Lucas and all our listeners, all lives have great potential and a great life is an ordinary one lived with intensity. But, let’s not get crazy with that intensity.


That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Thursday June 2nd, 2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI ‚the Voice of Beaver Island.

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