News Update

Current Events Update for April 12, 2016

Today is Tuesday, April 12th,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





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


As of 8:28 AM Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Forecast: Mostly Clear


Outside Temp: 32.1 F

High Outside Temp: 34.3 F at 12:00 AM

Low Outside Temp: 31.9 F at 8:00 AM

Outside Humidity: 86%



Barometer: 30.273″ and Rising Rapidly


Wind Speed: 4.0 Mph

Wind Direction: NW

High Gust: 16.0 Mph at 12:17 AM

10 min Avg Wind: 4.0 Mph


Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour

Day Rain: 0.00″

Storm Rain: 0.29″

Month Rain: 0.89″

Year Rain: 0.89″



Phyllis Moore report –

Right now I’m showing 31°, windchill of 22°, wind at 12 mph from the NW with gusts up to 24 mph, humidity is at 85%, pressure is rising from 1019 mb, and visibility is at 9.5 miles. Today: Mostly cloudy. Numerous snow showers in the morning, then scattered flurries in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows int he lower 20s. Light winds becoming southeast at 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph after midnight.

On this date of April 12, 1861 – Fort Sumter was shelled by Confederacy, starting America’s Civil War.

Did you know that tennis was originally played with bare hands?

Word of the day: ossify (OS-uh-fahy) which means 1) to become rigid or inflexible in habits, attitudes, opinions, etc. 2) to convert into or cause to harden like bone. Ossify stems from the Latin word for “bone,” os. It entered English in the mid-1600s.




Dereck McDonough

John Albin

Kevin Barry McDonough

Jimmy Kenwabikise



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



To Lucas and all our listeners, Fortunate is the person who has developed the self-control to steer a straight course toward his objective – Napoleon Hill

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday, April 12th,2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI ‚the Voice of Beaver Island.

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