News Update

Current Events Update for July 11, 2016

WVBI Community Calendar

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



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John Hess Tuesday 7/12

BIRHC 11-2


Claudia Schmidt Tomorrow at the BICC 8pm

Tickets $20 Adult $10 Student


Beaver Island Seniors, their caregivers and the community are invited to attend a meeting with Shirley Gillespie, Executive Director of the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging, Roman Hank, Assistant Director, and Nancy Ferguson, District 5 Charlevoix County Commissioner to review the details of a new program for providing in-home care services to Beaver Island Seniors.


Monday, July 11, 9:00am at the Beaver Island Community Center, upstairs in the Hangout. Refreshments provided.



Beaver Island Association Annual Meeting


Your participation is important.  Please attend.


The BIA Board of Directors

1 4:30pm-6:30pm, July 11, 2015, Monday, BIA Annual Meeting @ Community Center

Election of Directors & Financial report

BI Community School update – Judy Gallagher

St. James financial issues – Kitty McNamara

BI Birding Trail update – Pam Grassmick & Beth Leuck

Waterways Trail initiative

Phragmites treatment plans – Cindy Ricksgers

Other new environmental initiatives

Road work update – Bob Anderson

Input from the membership for future initiatives

Refreshments after the meeting; followed by Music on the Porch (7pm)



If you missed the Declaration of Independence that we broadcast on July 4th, read by members of the Beaver Island community, you can listen on the web site. Just click on LISTEN, and then select “PODCASTS.”


Get Your tickets for the soon to be world famous Beaver Island Music Festival. It’s already famous but moving up, go to the website and mark your calendars for July 14,15, and 16th



We are THRILLED to offer the Summer Yoga program again at the beautiful Community Center. This is the 7th summer of donation yoga at the center.


The first class is Monday June 27th at 9:30 a.m.  and on Wednesdays and Fridays

Please arrive 10 minutes early on your first visit

* Mats, Blocks & Hand Towels available

* No perfumes or scents

* Suggested not to eat or drink ONE hour prior to class (maybe a small coffee)

* Bottled water for sale at the counter or bring your own


New this summer a Yoga Therapeutic class is offered every Monday at the Beaver Island Community Center.


First class is Monday June 27th at 11:00 a.m.

Classes are approximately one hour.


Donation of $10.00 to the Community Center.





The Beaver Island Community Center


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.

Print Shop Museum — Artifacts from Native Americans, Mormons, Irish, Logging, Modern Life, School Life


Marine Museum — Artifacts from Shipwrecks, Fishing Industry, Boat Captains, Ferry Boats, Noted WPA Mural, Go aboard a gill net boat


The library is OPEN Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. Saturday, 10am-5pm. Closed Sunday. Contact information is 448-2701.




On Monday July 18th at 7:00pm the Beaver Island Historical Society will once again be hosting Music on the Porch at the Print Shop Museum. Anyone interested in performing, please contact Sheri Timsak at 231-448-2510.



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.





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.

Farmers Markets and More

Upcoming CMU plays at the BICC with one on 7/7 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. What a deal! Email us or call for details.rmers Market on Thursdays 9-11


Farmers Market on Thursdays 9-11am



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 Community Center




Boarding House Play

Saturday and Sunday 7/16 – 7/17


All movie showings free-will donation! 
Great popcorn, candies and beverages available! 

231 448-2022 

Special thanks to Business Sponsor, Shamrock Bar & Restaurant, 
and Business Supporter, the Beaver Island Boat Company.




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


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


Forecast: Partially Cloudy


Outside Temp: 67.9 F

High Outside Temp: 67.9 F at 8:27 AM

Low Outside Temp: 62.0 F at 4:08 AM

Outside Humidity: 85%




Barometer: 29.956″ and Steady


Wind Speed: Calm

Wind Direction: WSW

High Gust: 3.0 Mph at 6:52 AM

10 min Avg Wind: Calm


Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour

Day Rain: 0.00″

Storm Rain: 0.00″

Month Rain: 0.34″

Year Rain: 4.63″






Phyllis Moore Report

Right now it’s 64°, wind is at 7 mph from the SE, humidity is at 89% so it feels a bit muggy, pressure is falling from 1016 mb, visibility is at 9.7 miles, pollen levels are low-medium at 3.7, and the top allergens are grasses, dock, and nettle. Today: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms and a slight chance of rain in the evening. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. MARINE REPORT South wind 5 to 10 knot. Chance of showers and thunderstorms through the day. Waves 2 feet or less. Tonight: South wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

On this date of July 11, 1804 – The United States’ first secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton, was killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in a duel.

Did you know that the yo-yo was originally used as a weapon for hunting in the Philippines?

Word of the day: tweedle (TWEED-l) which means 1) to lure by or as by music 2) to produce high-pitched, modulated sounds, as a singer, bird, or musical instrument. Tweedle is imitative in origin, though it may also be influenced by the verb wheedle. It entered English in the late 1600s.







Shirley Cole

Ed Wojan



Still no delays to report.

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


To Lucas and all our listeners, we sometimes face a decision that can appear to be insurmountable. Carlyle, the Scottish Philosopher once said, “The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway to the weak becomes a stepping stone in the pathway of the strong.” So solve the problem and move on.


On a lighter note, why did the banker quit his job? He lost interest!


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

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