News Update

Community Calendar for June 8, 2016

Today is Wednesday June 8th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.



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Don’t forget to get your tickets for the 4th – 6th Grade Play! The play, Get Up and Go, features the historical timeline of transportation and will be held at the BI Community Center at 7pm on Friday, June 10th.  We generally sell out, so don’t delay!



Don’t forget this Sunday at 1:00 PM the Beaver Island Friend of Veterans and AMVETS Post 46 will have their annual flag disposal ceremony at the Peaine Township Hall.  There will be potluck dinner, feel free to bring a dish.  In addition a visiting vet will discuss the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  If you have a flag to dispose of please bring it to the ceremony.


Get Your B-I-N-G-O On

WHERE: Gregg Fellowship Center

WHEN:Wednesday June 8th

TIME:Doors open at 6:15 PM with first number called at 7:00 PM sharp.




BICS Partners Semi-Annual Parent/Student/Community Gathering will be held Wednesday June 8, 2016 from 3:30 to 5:15 pm at BICS High School Commons. RSVP to 231-448-2744

Free Pizza


Island Youth Learning Adventures Summer 2016

BICS Kindergarten-6th Grade Residents and Visitors

2 Three week Sessions 7/12-7/28 and 8/2-8/18

call 231-448-2744 for info or email


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


Chamber News

Beaver Island TV Spots This Week & More


The Chamber of Commerce TV spots will be airing this week on Daytime Fox 32 (72 spots) and on Michigan This Morning 9&10 / Fox 32. You can see the TV ad at the bottom of the home page.


Don’t miss the new improved TV Skycam.


A writer from Conde Nast Traveler on a press trip to explore Michigan’s islands will visit Beaver Island next week.


An outdoor sports writer will visit in late July for three days of guided fishing with Austin Adduci in preparation for a Traverse Magazine feature story next spring.



Just a reminder about the upcoming fishing tournament. 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 receive 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.


Island Treasures

We are ready for the Summer Schedule to begin this week! Tues to Sat 12-4

Donations arrive every day, so stop in often to see what we have.





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 8:29 AM Wednesday, June 8, 2016


Forecast: Partially Cloudy


Outside Temp: 45.2 F

High Outside Temp: 48.6 F at 12:00 AM

Low Outside Temp: 44.2 F at 6:38 AM

Outside Humidity: 84%


Barometer: 29.975″ and Rising Rapidly


Wind Speed: 3.0 Mph

Wind Direction: NW

High Gust: 8.0 Mph at 5:27 AM

10 min Avg Wind: 3.0 Mph


Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour

Day Rain: 0.00″

Storm Rain: 0.00″

Month Rain: 0.85″

Year Rain: 3.40″



Phyllis Moore Report

It’s a bit chilly this morning at 45°, with the wind blowing at 10 mph from the NW and gusting to 21 mph, it feels like 40°. It wakes you up when you step outside but the sky is clear blue which sort of makes up for the temperature. Humidity is at 83%, pressure is rising from 1011 mb, visibility is 9.7 miles, and just a mixed trace of pollen counts. Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. West winds at 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the evening. MARINE FORECAST: Today: Northwest wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 to 3 feet. Tonight: West wind 5 to 10 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 feet or less.


On this date of June 8, 1869 – Ives W. McGaffey received a U.S. patent for the suction vacuum cleaner.


Did you know that tigers have striped skin as well as fur?


Word of the day: onomatopoeia (on-uh-mat-uh-PEE-uh) which means the formation of a word, as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent. Onomatopoeia stems from the Greek onomatopoiía meaning “making of words,” drawing from ónoma meaning “name” and poieîn meaning “to make.” It entered English in the mid-1500s.


Corp of Engineers Lake Level Report

From Bob Tidmore


Lake Michigan is 2-inches higher than last month, 8-inches higher than last year and is expected to rise another 2-inches this month. We are 19-inches below the highest level for June and 27-inches above the record low.







Still no delays to report.

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


To Lucas and all our listeners, Thomas Edison said there is always a better way, what’s missing there is the how and where, so if he would have filled in a few blanks I’d be better guided. Alas, it does lead to further query.


That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday June 8th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI ‚the Voice of Beaver Island.

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