News Update

Current Events Update for April 7, 2016 (more snow, sparky)


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




Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office has announced an ORV class they will hold on Saturday, 04/09/16, from 9am to 3pm in our training room located in the basement of our jail. Contact Genna Gauthier at 231-547-4461, call anytime for further information. Pre-registration is preferred but not required.


Spring Break Fun Camp for Kids

Last Day


April 5-6-7—1 pm -5 pm all three days. Game day, PickleBall and Pool Instruction, karoake and other activities! Special Movie on Thursday is Hocus Pocus!


Find out more at and look at the Twitter feed for links. The state competition in Grand Rapids is next week, Currently the BIROBOT team ranks at 32. The top 102 teams are invited to compete. Formal announcements start this Saturday night through Monday the 11th. We will update the Facebook page for those that choose that platform over twitter. Don’t forget to visit the BIROBOT shop at their website. Buy a BIROBOT t-shirt for spring and summer. Join the cool kids and adults that will be wearing them. If you want to be a sponsor, click the link to join the team as a sponsor.



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. Guided field trips, demonstrations and presentations will be scheduled on the island, showcasing the Beaver Island Birding Trail. Visit the Beaver Island Birding Trail website to register.





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

Next COA Dinner is April 10th 1100 to 1200

Suggested donations 13 to 60 $8 and others $4

Full menu on forum and in our calendar section


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




DOUBLE FEATURE: this week only: We begin at 3 pm with 30 minutes of Shimmer & Shine! Followed by Barbie and friends in Spy Squad!
Shimmer and Shine TV-G | 30min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy | Storyline Follows the magical adventures of genie twin sisters Shimmer and Shine and their human best friend Leah, who, when needing help with various dilemmas, is granted three wishes after summoning the genies with a rub of her oil lamp pendant necklace. Written by Anonymous Barbie: Spy Squad (2016) Video | 75 min | Animation, Family | 15 January 2016 (Poland) Stars: Rebecca Husain, Britt Irvin, Rachel Staman | See full cast and crew » Storyline Three gymnasts become secret agents.

Feature Presentation: 7 pm The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015) As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance. Director: Francis Lawrence Writers: Peter Craig (screenplay), Danny Strong (screenplay) Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth |


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.




Today we are looking for a high in the mid 30’s and a low tonight near 19 degrees. Wind will be out of the north with speeds of 14 to 21mph. The snow word is still around and there could be another dusting of an inch or two today. I’m heading back north today and hope to be back in the station chair tomorrow. Weather permitting, of course.







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



To Lucas and all our listeners, they say two wrongs don’t make a right, but is there a reason why if they didn’t stop at one, that two is all they’ll do?

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Thursday, April 7th,2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI ‚the Voice of Beaver Island.

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