News Update

Community Calendar for June 6, 2016

Today is Monday June 6th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.


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On this date in 1944 over160,000 Allied-troops landed along a 50 mile stretch of French coast line that was heavily fortified and defended by German troops. General Dwight D Eisenhower called the operation, a crusade in which we will except nothing less than full victory. The cost in lives was tremendous. Let’s remember them on this day.


There will be a two-day Invasive Species workshop on Beaver Island.  The workshop is being held by the CAKE CISMA in partnership with The Nature Conservancy.  It will be June 28th and June 29th.  The intent of the workshop is to increase the capacity of Beaver Island residents to carry out invasive species ID and management along with educating other stake holders in preventing the spread of invasives to the archipelago.  We will have presenters from MNFI, DNR, MDARD, CAKE, TNC, Little Traverse Conservancy and others.



Thomas Clement

CAKE CISMA Coordinator


Just a reminder about the upcoming 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.


Vacation Bible School


For children ages 3 – 12.

(Arts & Crafts, Music, Storytelling, Imagination Stations, Games & more!)

To be held at the Beaver Island Christian Church


As always, there is no charge to attend VBS.


Brought to you by: Beaver Island Christian Church, Holy Cross Catholic Church, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the St. James Episcopal Mission


Please register early:

Debbie Robert 448 – 2048 or


Judi Meister 448-2963

***Volunteers Needed***




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.




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

Brave (2012)


PG | 1h 33min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy |IMDb

Storyline: Set in Scotland in a rugged and mythical time, “Brave” features Merida, an aspiring archer and impetuous daughter of royalty. Merida makes a reckless choice that unleashes unintended peril and forces her to spring into action to set things right. Written by Walt Disney Pictures


Stars:Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson |


7 PM Feature Presentation


Daddy’s Home (2015)


PG-13 | 1h 36min | Comedy | IMDb


Stepfather, Brad Whitaker is hoping for his stepchildren to love him and treat him like a dad. All is going well until the biological father, Dusty Mayron shows up, then everything takes a toll. His stepchildren start putting him second and their father first, and now Dusty will have to learn what being a good dad is about and pains and struggles. Brad will also experience once again what it’s like to be a stepdad.


Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini |



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 8:30 AM Monday, June 6, 2016


Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, Rain within 12 hours


Outside Temp: 53.7 F

High Outside Temp: 54.9 F at 1:27 AM

Low Outside Temp: 53.1 F at 7:21 AM

Outside Humidity: 94%



Dew Point: 52.0 F


Barometer: 29.530″ and Rising Slowly


Wind Speed: 13.0 Mph

Wind Direction: SW

High Gust: 15.0 Mph at 5:24 AM

10 min Avg Wind: 9.0 Mph


Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour

Day Rain: 0.00″

Storm Rain: 0.67″

Month Rain: 0.80″

Year Rain: 3.35″



Phyllis Moore Report

clear skies, 53°, wind is at 12 mph from the SW, humidity is at 91%, pressure is steady at 1000 mb, visibility is 9.2 miles, pollen levels are medium today at 6.9, and the top allergens are mulberry, oak, and grasses. Today: Partly sunny. Numerous rain showers and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Numerous rain showers and scattered thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered rain showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. MARINE FORECAST: West wind 10 to 15 knots. Gusts up to 20 knots early in the morning then 20 knot?s early in the evening. Scattered showers in the morning. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning. Numerous showers in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 feet. Tonight: Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Scattered showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet.


On this date of June 6, 1932 – In the U.S., the first federal tax on gasoline went into effect. It was a penny per gallon.


Did you know that a cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through?


Word of the day: gegenschein (GEY-guh n-shahyn) which means a faint, elliptical patch of light in the night sky that appears opposite the sun, being a reflection of sunlight by meteoric material in space. Gegenschein is a loanword from German, where it translates more literally as “counterglow.” It entered English in the late 1800s.




Bob Marsh



Charles (Buck) Ridgeway 73, of Beaver Island died on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Indiana University Health Center in Indianapolis, IN.

In his retirement Buck volunteered his time to organize golf leagues and tournaments for the Beaver Island Golf Course

He is survived by his wife of 51 years Mary Ann Ridgeway of Beaver Island; children Chuck (Danine) Ridgeway and Rob (Lisa) Ridgeway; grandchildren, Tyler and Brock Ridgeway, Emily and Cecilia; sister, Margaret (Marvin) Miller; brother-in-law Dirk Hazeleger, and sister-in-law Susan Hazeleger

More details on the forum





Still no delays to report.

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


To Lucas and all our listeners, to paraphrase Mark Twain somewhat, I am open to criticism, as long as I can agree with it.


That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday June 6th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI ‚the Voice of Beaver Island.

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