News Update

Community Calendar March 8, 2023


Now, here’s a look at what’s happening on your island…


Here’s your meeting planner for the week:

The Joint Township’s Beaver Island Airport Commission will hold a Special Meeting at 12 PM, Wednesday, March 8 at the Beaver Island Airport, 28215 Airport Road. The meeting agenda can be viewed via the image on this calendar listing.  


The Township Planning Commissions public meeting

PLEASE NOTE: On Thursday,  This meeting has been postponed to a future date, tbd. 

COA Chair Yoga and Tai Chi have been suspended indefinitely, according to Lonnie Allen.


Wednesday, C-O-A has Bingo at 1:00 with lots of fabulous prizes. Time for Art is from 5:00 to 7:00 at the BIC Center. It will be a session on Tie Dye crafting with Catherine and Joel Menintsma. And, the special at the Bodega on Wednesday is a Coney Dog and fries.


Thursday, the B-I-C_S robotics team heads across to their first competition of the year down in Flint at Kettering University.  This year’s competition is called Charged Up. Robots pick up game pieces and place them in targets to score and drive onto to a balancing platform at the end of the game with all six robots on the field trying to get on just two platforms. There’s info on how to watch the competitions, which will go on Friday and Saturday, on the B-I Robot website at B-I Robot dot org. Also Thursday, Pickleball is 10:00 to noon in the Theater at the BIC Center. Tai Chi is also at 10:00 in the Hangout. Women’s Bible Study is on the calendar over at the Christian Church. Resale shop is open from noon to 4. At 1:00, there’s Story Hour for preschoolers at the library.  Its Burger and a Beer night at the Shamrock. Also, Euchre is on tap at Whiskey Point Brewery Thursday evening. Cards hit the table at 7:00


Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30. Both are up in the Hangout. Pickleball is on Friday, too, from 10:00 to noon in the Theater. Resale Shop is open again from noon to 4:00. And Friday is Pizza Night at Dalwhinnies Eat in or take out. Just get your order in before 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, there’s Brunch at the Shamrock until from 9:00 to 2:00. The Resale Shop is open from noon to 4:00. Lego Club is at the library at 1:00. Building fun for all ages.  Also, at the BIC Center, movies are on tap. The 4:00 show is Sonic the Hedgehog.  Dr. Robotnik returns to Earth with a new ally, Knuckles.  Sonic and his new friend Tails are all that stands in the way of their plans for global domination. Rated P-G. At 7:00, its Nicholas Cage in The Old Way. An old gunslinger and his daughter must face the consequences of his past, when the son of a man he murdered years ago arrives to take his revenge. It’s rated R, so for the grown-ups at your house. Both shows on the BIG screen with the BIG sound in the BIC Center Theater so you can see the movies the way they were meant to be seen. Concession Stand open all day for both shows for snacks, a meal, or both.  No charge for admission but remember your free-will donation helps keep the great movies coming to the BIC Center. Also Saturday Night, it’s Taco Night Dalwhinnies. Dine in or take out. They are open until 7:00.

Sunday there are services at the Christian Church at 10:00 and mass at Holy Cross at 12:15. Also Sunday Brunch at the Shamrock from 9:00 to 2:00.


Looking ahead to next week…




Please take notice that the St James Township Board of Review will meet at the Beaver Island Community Center, Upper Level, located at 26215 Main St, Beaver Island MI 49782 on the following dates:

Organizational Meeting:  The Board of Review will meet for the purpose of receiving and reviewing the assessment roll on March 2, 2023, at 11:00 am.

Appeals Meetings:  The Board of Review will meet for the purpose of hearing property tax assessment appeals from property owners on March 13, 2023, from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm and March 14, 2023, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.


Also Monday

School Board Meeting


Beaver Island Community School

37895 Kings Highway, Beaver Island, MI, 49782, USA





BIRTHDAYS:  Nathan Vasseur, Deni Cady, Natalie Doughman, Cherri Phillips, and Rob Turner. Happy Birthday to Nathan, Deni, Natalie, Cherri, Rob and if we missed you on the list, Happy Birthday to you too from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.


TRAFFIC:  None. But, let’s be careful out there.


ON THIS DAY In Russia, the February Revolution (known as such because of Russia’s use of the Julian calendar) begins on March 8, 1917 when riots and strikes over the scarcity of food erupt in Petrograd. One week later, centuries of czarist rule in Russia ended with the abdication of Nicholas II, and Russia took a dramatic step closer toward communist revolution.


WORD OF THE DAY: Our Merriam Webster word of the day gra·tu·i·tous



uncalled for; lacking good reason; unwarranted:

“gratuitous violence”


unjustified · without reason · uncalled for · unwarranted · unprovoked



Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Wednesday…


Here’s a thought for the day from Steven Pressfield, “Of any activity you do, ask yourself: If I were the last person on earth, would I still do it?”  


On a lighter note: A century ago, two brothers decided it was possible to fly. And as you should know, they were Wright.



That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Beaver Island Wednesday, March 8th, 2023. I’m Greg Doig reporting from W-V-B-I’s Langford Family Studios wishing you a great day and asking you: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening. 





Sunny, with a high near 38. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.


Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Northeast wind around 5 mph.


Partly sunny, with a high near 34. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

Cloudy, with a low around 20. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.


A 30 percent chance of snow before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 28. Northeast wind around 15 mph.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 28.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.


Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30.

Sunday Night

Cloudy, with a low around 22.


Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.


Partly sunny, with a high near 28.