News Update

Community Calendar for February 17, 2017

Today is Friday February 17th 2017. I’m Kevin Boyle in for Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar. Greg is out with the Beaver Island Crud.
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We have this report from the Beaver Island Community School Board. After an extensive search, the Board has unanimously approved a three-year contract with John “Wil” Cwikiel (Swikeel) of Harbor Springs as its new K-12Superintendent-Principal, beginning July 1st, 2017.
Susi Myers, BICS Board President, noted the significant investment of time and effort the Board made to develop an outstanding pool of candidates for the position, and to actively engage the Island community in the search. The board had each finalist candidate visit the island in advance of interviews so they knew what they were getting into, invited the public to interviews with all candidates and then listened to several rounds of input from students, school staff and the public before making their choice.
Cwikiel is currently the Middle School Principal in Harbor Springs, where he served successfully for the past decade. Earlier, he worked for the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, serving as the Water Resource Program Director, and later for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Land and Water Management.
Cwikiel earned his B-A degree in English and Science, his M-S degree in Environmental Policy, and his Educational Specialist degree from the University of Michigan. He also has an M-S in Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University.
In his “out-of-school” time, Wil is an avid outdoorsman, who loves to kayak, ski, fish and hunt.
The current Interim Superintendent-Principal, Judith Gallagher, is leaving the position on June 30th, to retire once again.
Friday – No School for the kids ISD Professional Dev day for teachers.
This weekend the Islanders girls and boys basketball teams head to their season topper at Hannahville Indian School for the Northern Lights Leauge Tournament. The order of play is yet to be announced. You can support the team with the Beaver Island Sports Boosters. Interested in seeing a great weekend of high school basketball? Check in with Kerry to see if there is space on the planes for you to tag along. This is your last chance to see this year’s seniors play as Islanders.
Beaver Island EMS is looking for creative artistry from you, the residents of Beaver Island,
We are looking for a new patch for uniforms. The dimensions need to be within 3 inches in width and no longer than 4-4 1/2 inches in length.
The words Beaver Island EMS, a Star of Life and possibilities making the I, in Island, a Lighthouse, the rest is up to your artistry.
Anyone can participate and offering a monetary prize to the winner.
Drawings can be dropped off at the EMS office, 37830 Kings Highway. Deadline for drawing to be entered is February 24, 2017 and the winner will be announced February 27 here on Beaver Island Forum.
Any questions, call 231-448-2578, or 810-241-2047 to speak with or leave a message so we can return your call.
This year’s ice was a bit slow in coming, but the PABI ‘Ice Classic’ buoy is in position and ready to signal the coming of spring to Beaver Island.
Special thanks to this year’s launch team of Mark Engelsman, Jim McDonough, Jim Wojan and Ron Wojan for helping to continue this PABI ‘rite of Spring’ tradition!
Check out the facts, consult the Farmers’ Almanac, your horoscope, and your psychic advisor, then enter to WIN BIG! The closest prediction wins half of the purse, with the other half going to support the Preservation Association of Beaver Island, including your Beaver Island Community Center and WVBI 100.1 FM.
Think Spring, have fun, and win money!
Enter TODAY–just stop at the Community Center, contact a PABI Board Member, or call 231-448-2022.
Here is a review of the past winners. 2016 No ice 2015 3:40 PM April 15th The amount was $432.50 2014 11:01 AM April 28th The winner collected $527.25. 2013 12:18 PM April 11–winner collected $700 2012 No Ice 2011 12:20 PM April 10th—The winner collected over $1,046 2010-4:10 PM March 18—The winner collected over $700.00 2009-1:58 PM April 9, 2009—The winner Collected over $1,100 2008-11.34 PM on April 8—-The winner Collected over $1,200 2007- 2:52 PM on March 28th —The winner Collected Over $1,200! 2006- 8:29 PM on March 29th—The winner Collected Over $600!

Thanks for your support.

Bob Tidmore

Join us for the 3rd annual Beaver Island Alumni Basketball Tournament & Crockpot Cook-Off at 5pm Friday March 17, 2017 @ the Beaver Island Community School. Exciting games, great food, super stupendous trophies, prizes to be given, entertainment galore, and lots of community spirit.
If you haven’t already registered and want to play there is still time! Register for a team by calling Carol @ 231-838-2883 by February 25th (team shirts provided with sign up). All teams are shuffled to create fair and challenging games.
You can also sign up for the Chili/Soup/Anything you can put in a Crockpot Cook-Off by calling Deb @ 231-675-7155. Event is sponsored by the Beaver Island Sports Boosters and all proceeds support our student athletics program.
Free will donation for event. Come out and root on the teams!

We are gearing up for the 2017 ice fishing tournament! this year’s tournament date will be February 18th and 19th, a free fishing weekend. no fishing license required! adults 10 dollar buy in, kids fish free! sign up at powers hardware. sponsorship donations help purchase prizes, food, kids fish bait, and more. For more information, or if you would like to donate please call Levi Connor at 231-459-6697 or 231-448-2572
Read more about the current sponsors in our news section Island Airways The Beaver Island Wildlife Club The Simple Life Crew Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce Powers Hardware Anne’s custom cupcakes Muffler man The Beaver Beacon Beaver Island Gardens AMVETS post 46

The Beaver Island Community Center Fall/Winter/Spring Hours 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. You’ll see things like: library story time for kids – pickleball, games galore and more at the BICC – church services – school sports and township board meetings and more
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
Movies 3p.m. Kubo and the Two Strings PG | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Family [MDb]
Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior
Director: Travis Knight
Writers: Marc Haimes (screenplay), Chris Butler (screenplay)
Stars: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey
7p.m. The Girl on The Train
R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller [MDb]
The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson’s life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down — Megan and Scott Hipwell. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing.
Director: Tate Taylor
Writers: Erin Cressida Wilson (screenplay), Paula Hawkins (novel)
Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson
Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and nudity
The Beaver Island Community Center… at the heart of a good community!

Weather – Sponsored by McDonough’s Market
WVBI BICC 26 and partly cloudy in town Today – A mix of clouds and sun. High 36F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight – A few passing clouds. Low 33F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Greene’s Bay Beach – Boyle Family 26 and partly cloudy – Same forecast as in town today
Today – A mix of clouds and sun. High 36F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight – A few passing clouds. Low 33F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Phyllis Moore Weather Partly cloudy this morning, 27° with a windchill of 22°, wind is at 6 mph from the SE, humidity is at 81%, pressure is steady at 29.76 inches, and visibility is 9.7 miles. Today: Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph after midnight. On this date of February 17, 1801 – The U.S. House of Representatives broke an electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr. Jefferson was elected president and Burr became vice president. Did you know that chalk is made from tiny plankton fossils? Chalk is formed from lime mud, which accumulates on the sea floor in the right conditions. This is then transformed into rock by geological processes: as more sediment builds up on top, and as the sea floor subsides, the lime mud is subjected to heat and pressure which removes the water and compacts the sediment into rock. If chalk is subject to further heat and pressure it becomes marble. The lime mud is formed from the microscopic skeletons of plankton, which rain down on the sea floor from the sunlit waters above. The Coccolithophores are the most important group of chalk forming plankton. Each miniscule individual has a spherical skeleton called a cocosphere, formed from a number of calcareous discs called coccoliths. After death, most coccospheres and coccoliths collapse into their constituent parts. Word of the day: politicaster (puh-LIT-i-kas-tuhr) which means 1) a petty politician. 2) an unstatesmanlike practitioner of politics. 3) an ill-suited or disliked politician. From mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Milton (1608–1674), poet and polemicist. From politic + -aster, perhaps after Italian politicastro.

Birthdays Dorothy Willis Bob Dooley Saturday Alice Belfy Sally Fogg Sunday Britta DeBakey Maryellen Dawson
Traffic … Still no delays to report.
Hey, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
To Lucas and all our listeners, we are surrounded by miracles and opportunities every day. We are only limited by the viewpoints we take.
On a lighter note, there was a man in my town that loved to argue. He often complained that he was hit in the head by rocks at times, but never saw the offender. One day he asked me where I lived and I said, about a stones throw away from your home!!!
That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday February 17th 2017. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Have a great day, and thank you for listening!