News Update

Community Calendar for November 7, 2016

Today is Monday November 7th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.




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We will have a Veterans Day ceremony this Friday at the Veterans Memorial Park. The school children are out at 10:55 and after those who want to participate arrive we’ll start, probably around 11:15. We will post later what the plans are for in case of bad weather.





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Stay involved in the Resilient Beaver Island project! Go to to learn more and share your vision for the future of Beaver Island!


As part of the master planning process, you have submitted more than 100 different ways to improve Beaver Island. Now’s your chance to turn those ideas into priority actions. Take action and rank your top priorities for Beaver Island here:


If you are convinced of the need for Advanced Life Support on the island and want to help, you can stop reading now and go to to make a contribution by credit card, check or direct bank transfer. Your donation will be deposited in a special account set up by PABI and administered by the BIA.


St James Township voters will decide tomorrow whether we will continue to have ANY ambulance service on Beaver Island. Without the proposed additional funding, ALS certification will be lost, and with it local air ambulance service and about half of the entire BIEMS budget.



Voters can view their township’s ballot (or any Michigan ballot) at this site set up by the State of Michigan Voter Information Center:



Read personal narratives (real life stories) by Beaver Island 6th, 7th, and 8th graders on my teacher page at the Beaver Island Community School website:


Writing will be posted there throughout the year. Read and enjoy! More student writing to come.


-Kyle Marvin



Bow Hunters!

Please get your deer checked with Jacque LaFreniere this season (231-448-2220)

Just call and set up a time to get the deer checked.














Hope to see you at the Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Christian Church Gregg Fellowship Center. There will be lots of vendors to choose from and you can help the Food Pantry while you are there. For a donation, you will have tasty soups to choose from, plus proceeds from the Raffle Table will benefit the Food Pantry. You will also have a chance to win a doll-size cradle with a Dr. Seuss coverlet – a donation gets you an entry.

The deadline for reserving a vendor table is Thursday. Reservation forms are at the Community Center, the Library and the mailbox at Berkshire Hathaway Realty.

Shopping, Suzuki Strings and Soup! That’s a combination sure to put you in a holiday mood!

Nonperishable foods or unwrapped gifts for children will be gratefully accepted as well.

Deb Plastrik, for the Food Pantry Committee


Remember – Beaver Island Food Pantry can accept unopened, unexpired non-perishable food items. For your convenience, there are collection baskets at the Beaver Island Christian Church, Holy Cross Church, Beaver Island Community Center, Beaver Island Rural Health Center, Fresh Air and Island Airways. Thank you for helping those in need – “because we are a family.” The Food Pantry Comittee: Judi Meister, Beth Croswhite, Mark LaFreniere and Deb Plastrik





Effective November 1, 2016 all ride reservations will be scheduled through the Transit Dispatch Office in Boyne City.


Beaver Island passengers may call 231-582-6900 or our toll free number 800-918-3447 for service. Calls will be received between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Same day calls are accepted but it’s best to make advanced reservations.


Demand Response Service Winter Hours

November 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017

Monday – Friday (Closed Weekends)

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


The Beaver Island branch of the Charlevoix State Bank is now on their winter hours. November 1st -April 30th ,the bank will be open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am-1pm.














The Beaver Island Community Center will begin Fall/Winter/Spring Hours starting Tuesday, September 6th!


Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Saturday 9am -9pm

Sunday Closed!



If you are looking for information on all island events, find it on the new WVBI Community 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.









At the Community Center


Pickle Ball 0930-1000 and Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 1000-1100



Resale Store – The winter schedule is in effect. We are open Thurs., Fri., and Sat. Each week from noon until 4:00. During those hours we will gladly accept your donation of “gently used, barely used, like new” items. If you have questions about shopping or donating, please call the shop at 448-2534. All proceeds from Island Treasures are used to purchase equipment for BI Fire Department and BI EMS .  Thank you for your support.




3pm: Milton’s Secret (2016)

PG | 1h 28min | Drama, Family

Milton’s Secret focuses on 11 year-old Milton Adams who is growing up in an uncertain world. With his parents constantly stressing about their careers and finances, and the neighborhood bully tormenting him, Milton feels his whole world is in crisis. But when his Grandpa Howard comes to visit, he discovers anxiety about the past and worrying about the future only make things worse and prevent him from finding true happiness moment to moment.


Director: Barnet Bain

Writers: Barnet Bain (screenplay), Sara B. Cooper (screenplay)

Stars: Graham Abbey, William Ainscough, Ella Ballentine


7pm: Captain Fantastic (2016)

R | 1h 58min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Ben and Leslie Cash have long lived largely off the grid with their offspring – Bodevan, Kielyr, Vespyr, Rellian, Zaja and Nai – in a cabin in the mountains of Washington state. The parents have passed their ideals to their children, namely socialism (in its various forms) and survivalism. With the former, Ben considers most of western society as being fascist, especially corporate America. With the latter, he figures that no one will or should be there for you, so you better learn how to take care of yourself in all its aspects.


Director: Matt Ross

Writer: Matt Ross

Stars: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler


Sponsored by: The Shamrock Bar and Restaurant and Your Beaver Island Community Center


The Beaver Island Community Center…

at the heart of a good community!






Weather – Sponsored by McDonough’s Market


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


As of 8:29 AM Monday, November 7, 2016


Forecast: Partially Cloudy


Outside Temp: 51.8 F

High Outside Temp: 51.8 F at 8:26 AM

Low Outside Temp: 48.2 F at 12:26 AM

Outside Humidity: 99%




Barometer: 30.302″ and Steady


Wind Speed: Calm

Wind Direction: SSW

High Gust: 9.0 Mph at 7:45 AM

10 min Avg Wind: Calm


Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour

Day Rain: 0.01″

Storm Rain: 0.00″

Month Rain: 0.08″

Year Rain: 15.12″






Phyllis Moore Report

It’s 53° outside right now (so hard to believe it’s November), wind is at 10 mph from the south, humidity is at 92%, pressure is steady at 30.09 inches, and visibility is 9.8 miles. Sunrise will arrive at 7:31 a.m. and sunset will be at 5:19 p.m. Today: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. MARINE REPORT Today: Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots. Gusts up to 20 knots in the late morning. Sunny. Waves 2 feet or less. Tonight: Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Slight chance of showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet.

On this date of November 7, 1965 – The “Pillsbury Dough Boy” debuted in television commercials.

Did you know that 90% of all volcanic activity occurs in the ocean?

Word of the day: circumspect (SUR-kuh m-spekt) which means

1) well-considered. 2) watchful and discreet; cautious; prudent. Circumspect comes from Latin circumspectus “wary, guarded, carefully weighed,” the past participle of the verb circumspicere “to look around, be cautious, take heed” from circum “around” and specere “to look.” It entered English in the early 1400s.






Christine Miller

Karl Erber





… Still no delays to report.


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


To Lucas and all our listeners, to share the words of Shakespeare as he wrote about integrity,

“I am a true laborer;

I earn that I eat,

Get what I wear;

Owe no man hate,

Envy no man’s happiness,

Glad of other man’s good.”



On a lighter note, A termite walks into a bar and asks “Is the bar tender here?”



That’s the WVBI Community Calendar Monday November 7th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Thank you for listening!

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