News Update

Current Events Report for April 11, 2016

Today is Monday, April 11th,2016. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.




Congratulations to the First Robotics Competition team from BICS – BIROBOT (

The team has qualified for and been selected to attend the Michigan State Championship. Many thanks to the dedicated students, staff, mentors and avid supporters of Team 6098 BIROBOT. Here is a link to the details for the event:


Stay tuned as we follow the progress and report back from the event.



Deadline for Citizen of the Year Nominations

Date Change – Guest Speaker


The deadline for nominations for Beaver Island’s 2015 Citizen of the Year is April 22, 2016. The award is given each year by the Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce for community service before and during the prior year. A nomination form can be found here.

Click to access Cit-of-year-2015.pdf


The award banquet will be Saturday May 21 at the Holy Cross Hall. The guest speaker at the banquet will be Amanda Wilkin. Ms Wilkin is ‎Executive Director of the Charlevoix Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB).


Patrick McGinnity – Just wanted to announce that the Whiskey Point Brewing Company website has just gone live. Not much there yet, but at the bottom of the landing page you can sign up for a mailing list to keep up to date on the latest developments, upcoming beer tastings, and all that sort of good stuff.


Check it out and sign up at





Please join us at the Beaver Island Community Center on Thursday, April 28th from 3-5:30 p.m. for an Open House with the Office of Great Lakes, Maine’s Island Institute, and Maine islanders.


Meeting Objectives:

1) Information sharing-to summarize the major project activities to date, including progress towards advancing the Beaver Island priority issue areas and longer term coordination opportunities; and

2) Engagement-to seek support, interest, and involvement by Beaver Islanders and others to assist with project components going forward.

A direct link to the agenda can be found at:


Among the great birding opportunities this Spring, is the 2016 Warblers on the Water event, celebrating Beaver Island’s unique location and its spectacular birding over the Memorial Day weekend, May 28-29





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. 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






PG | 1h 45min | Adventure, Comedy, Family |

Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.

Director: Shawn Levy

Writers: Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon |

Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Amy Adams


Saturday Matinee Movie: Night at the Museum 2: Battle for the Smithsonian



Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

R | 1h 33min | Action, Comedy, Horror |

Three scouts, on the eve of their last camp-out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.



A reckless janitor accidentally releases a zombie from a laboratory of research. Meanwhile, the teenagers scouts Ben Goudy and Carter Grant decide to camp for the last time since they are too old to be scouts. The problem is that they do not want to harm the feelings of their friend Augie Foster and the Scout Leader Rogers. They have a flat tire after hitting a deer on the road and Carter’s sister Kendall Grant, her boyfriend and her friend Chloe stop their Jeep to see whether they need a ride. They invite Ben and Carter to go to a party in the night. The two scouts leave the camping during the night to go to the party. When they drive through the town, they do not see a living soul and they decide to visit a night-club since the bouncer is not at the door. They discover that people have turned into zombies and they team-up with Ben’s recent acquaintance Denise Russo, who is bartender in the nightclub, and Augie that was left alone at the camp and came to the town. Soon they discover … Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Christopher Landon


Carrie Lee Wilson (screenplay) (as Carrie Evans), Emi Mochizuki (screenplay) |


Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan |


Thanks to Beaver Island Community Center Business Sponsors , the Shamrock Bar and Restaurant, and the Beaver Island Boat Company


Job Posting

Part-time position (+/- 30 hours a week) available at the Beaver Island Waste Transfer Station.


In making its decision, the Committee will consider the applicant’s relevant work experience and mechanical aptitude. A CDL and hazmat certification(s) are greatly preferred.


Interested parties should send their cover letter, work-related references and resume to:

William Kohls

P.O. Box 26

Beaver Island MI 49782.


Please submit resumes by April 12, 2016. Please direct any questions to or call Mr. Kohls at 231.448.2389 during office hours (10:00 am – 2:00 pm on Thursdays.) Prospective applicants may also direct their questions to Robert Marsh at 231.448.2228.





Every month the Corps of Engineers in Detroit publishes reports on the Great Lakes water level for all five lakes and summarizes the inflows to the lakes from rain, snow and  Canada and outflows thru the Chicago River and Lake Ontario.


As Johnny Cash use to sing,

How high’s the water, mama?

Two feet high and risin’

How high’s the water, papa?

Two feet high and risin’.


So the water level in Lake Michigan continues to rise.   A ride around the harbor shows  some of the docks are just above the  water and most of the area across the street from the Toy Museum is now flooded.   Officially Lakes Michigan-Huron, St. Clair, Erie and Ontario are in the midst of their seasonal rise and are 7 to 10 inches above what they were a month ago.  Lakes Michigan-Huron, St. Clair, and Erie are 11 to 16 inches higher, and Lake Ontario 22 inches is higher than they were at this time last year.

Here on Lake Michigan we are 15-inches above the average April water level, 11-inches higher than last year, and 18-inches below the high water mark of April 1986.    We can expect the water to rise 3 more inches by next month.


Not quite “2-feet high and rising” but a significant change since last year.


Bob Tidmore


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


As of 8:29 AM Monday, April 11, 2016


Forecast: Mostly Cloudy


Outside Temp: 34.7 F

High Outside Temp: 37.3 F at 5:14 AM

Low Outside Temp: 33.9 F at 12:35 AM

Outside Humidity: 82%


Barometer: 29.749″ and Rising Rapidly


Wind Speed: 5.0 Mph

Wind Direction: W

High Gust: 11.0 Mph at 5:49 AM

10 min Avg Wind: 4.0 Mph


Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour

Day Rain: 0.22″

Storm Rain: 0.22″

Month Rain: 0.82″

Year Rain: 0.82″



Phyllis Moore report –

.It’s 34° this morning, even with the windchill at 29°, it feels rather like a mini heat wave. humidity is at 99%, pressure is rising from 29.68, wind is from the WNW  6 to 10 mph. Today: Partly sunny. Isolated rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. West winds 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers and isolated rain showers in the evening, then chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.


On this date of April 11, 1783 – After receiving a copy of the provisional treaty on March 13, the U.S. Congress proclaimed a formal end to hostilities with Great Britain.


Did you know that the Olympic flag was designed in 1913?


Word of the day: fuliginous (fyoo-LIJ-uh-nuh s) which means 1) sooty; smoky 2) the color of soot, as dark gray, dull brown, black, etc. Fuliginous can be traced to the Latin fūlīginōsus meaning “full of soot,” with fūlīgō, “soot,” as its root. It entered English in the mid-1500s.





Bailey McDonough – Sue Erber – Melissa Coffel

Belated 9th Kathy Speck 10th Liam Hodgson – Olya Stebbins – Finn Helmer


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



To Lucas and all our listeners, take calculated risks, that is quite different from being rash – George S Patton

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday, April 11th,2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI ‚the Voice of Beaver Island.

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