News Update

Current Events Report for June 15, 2016

Today is Wednesday June 15th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.



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Over at the Library

Kids and adults:

On June 21, Dan McDonough will be offering a Manga/Anime drawing workshop (free of charge) at the Beaver Island District Library at 2 p.m. Materials will be available at the library, but if you would like to bring your own, Dan suggests colored pencils and a straight edge.


Hope to see many faces eagerly drawing! Come check it out!



WHERE: Gregg Fellowship Center

WHEN:Wednesday June 15th

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


Caller Wednesday will be Ed Troutman. Nine card bingo is $13.00–get two for $24.00!!




“I would like to take this time to invite you all to save the date for 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”.


Presentations and field trips are geared for property owners who wish to indentify and control invasive species in the fields, forests, or yards.




From Tom Clements, CAKE Coordinator




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.



Concert Awesome Distraction

Saturday June 25th 8pm

$15 Adult $10 Senior/Student


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



Games Galore will now be held on Thursday‚

at 1pm to 4pm


The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program will now be available on Tuesdays and FRIDAYS , 11am-12pm @ BI Comm Center




There will be no 3pm Movie showing on June 18, 2016 due to Beaver Island Community School High School Graduation!

Congratulations Class of 2016!


June 18, 7pm

Spotlight (2015)

R | 2h 8min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1/10 imdb


The true story of how The Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation

and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.


View trailer:


Director: Tom McCarthy

Writers: Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams

Live Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci


All movie showings free-will donation!

Great popcorn, candies and beverages available!


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 15, 2016


Forecast: Partially Cloudy


Outside Temp: 61.9 F

High Outside Temp: 62.1 F at 7:52 AM

Low Outside Temp: 58.2 F at 12:00 AM

Outside Humidity: 63%

Barometer: 29.818″ and Falling Slowly


Wind Speed: 2.0 Mph

Wind Direction: NE

High Gust: 6.0 Mph at 6:07 AM

10 min Avg Wind: Calm


Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour

Day Rain: 0.00″

Storm Rain: 0.00″

Month Rain: 0.90″

Year Rain: 3.45″



Phyllis Moore Report

It’s 59° outside this morning, wind is at 14 mph from the east, humidity is at 67%, pressure is falling from 1014 mb, visibility is at 10 miles, pollen levels are low-medium today at 3, and the top allergens are grasses and dock.


Today: Rain showers and a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Tonight: Cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Areas of fog. Lows in the upper 50s. East winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.


MARINE REPORT – Small craft advisory in effect from 11 a.m. this morning through late Thursday night. Today: East wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Showers developing in the morning. Waves 2 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet in the afternoon. Tonight: East wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Chance of showers. Waves 2 to 3 feet.


On this date of June 15, 1215 – King John of England put his seal on the Magna Carta.


Did you know that only female mosquitoes bite?


Word of the day: iatrogenic (ahy-a-truh-JEN-ik) which means caused by the diagnosis, manner, or treatment of a physician. Iatrogenic entered English in the 1920s. The combining form iatro- comes from the Greek iātrós meaning “healer” and adjectival combining form -genic means “produced or caused by.”





Drew Garland




Still no delays to report.

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


To Lucas and all our listeners, Confucius said, to know what you know and know what you do not know, that is true knowledge. Some have asked was there just one Confucius? That I know I don’t know.


That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday June 15th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI ‚the Voice of Beaver Island.

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