News Update

Current Events Update for July 13, 2016

WVBI Community CalendarToday is Wednesday July 13th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

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Lots going on, especially at CMU Biological Station.

Dave Schuberg stopped by for some updates. Let’s take a listen.


Peaine Twp mtg wed july 13th 7pm at Township hall.

Here’s an update on the EMS and air ambulance situation on the island.  There is a meeting tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 pm at Peaine Township Hall to discuss the future of EMS on the island.  Meantime, it appears that as of next Tuesday, barring any change, there will be no paramedic on the island and thus no way to initiate an air ambulance flight from the island without getting a paramedic here first—essentially calling an off island provider to do the transport rather than using Island Airways.  The result is that there could be a substantial delay in getting the patient to the hospital. We’ll have a reporter at the meeting and expect to be able to provide more information on Friday.

Note from the Chamber of Commerce



Looking to arrive on the island Tuesday afternoon, July 19th and depart Thursday late morning the 21s

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Everyone is invited, all ages to attend the July Anime/Manga drawing workshop held at BIDL on July 19 at 2 p.m. Dan McDonough will be sharing his expertise in the art form of Manga and Anime and participants will get to try their hands at it too. Materials and instruction is free!

Join us!


Patrick S. McGinnity, Director

Beaver Island District Library



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.


Class is Monday 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


Museum Week Begins

7/17 – 7/23




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.





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.


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



Encore this Saturday and Sunday of the Boarding House

BICC 448-2022


Tickets $13 Adults $8 Students






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


As of 8:29 AM Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, Rain within 12 hours


Outside Temp: 69.3 F

High Outside Temp: 69.3 F at 8:25 AM

Low Outside Temp: 67.9 F at 7:40 AM

Outside Humidity: 90%




Barometer: 29.780″ and Rising Slowly


Wind Speed: 6.0 Mph

Wind Direction: S

High Gust: 10.0 Mph at 7:48 AM

10 min Avg Wind: 2.0 Mph


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 74°, wind is at 14 mph from the south with gusts up to 20 mph, humidity is at 85% and it feels muggy, pressure is falling from 1011 mb, visibility is 9.6 miles, pollen levels are low-medium at 4.3, and the top allergens are grasses, dock, and nettle. Today: Partly sunny. A 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. A 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

MARINE REPORT Small Craft Advisory In Effect Through This Evening Today: Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots. Gusts up to 25 knots. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 feet building to 2 to 4 feet in the morning. Tonight: Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Waves 2 to 3 feet.


On this date of July 12, 1960 – Manufacturing began for the Etch A Sketch®.



Word of the day: campestral (kam-PES-truh l) which means of or relating to fields or open country. Campestral derives from the Latin campus meaning “field.” It entered English in the early 1700s.




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Memorial Service

Memorial service for Joyce Bartels will be Saturday, July 16th at 11:00 a.m. at the Beaver Island Christian Church presided by Rev. Howard Davis. A luncheon will follow at the Gregg Fellowship Center. Please note that the sign-up sheet is now available at McDonough’s Market for those who would like to bring a dish for the luncheon.


Job Posting






POSITION Girls Volleyball Coach for

2016 Season


CERTIFICATION: High School Diploma or higher




 Demonstrate an interest in working with children ages 13-18 years.

 Demonstrate an understanding of the role of interscholastic athletics and communicate it to athletes, parents and the public.

 Knowledgeable about rules, regulations, skills of the sport and be able to communicate them to the athletes in a positive manner.

 Willingness to attend off-island training as required.

 Willingness to travel with and supervise students on away trips.

 Background check and fingerprinting (at school’s expense)

 CPR Certified (please see Kerry Smith)




SALARY: New coaches with 0-3 years of experience will be paid $2200 for the season




STARTING DATE: August 15, 2016 to mid-October



Athletic Director

Beaver Island Community School








Still no delays to report.

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


To Lucas and all our listeners, George Bernard Shaw once said, “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” So, be wise!


On a lighter note, what did one eye say to the other eye? Between you and me, something smells!


That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday July 13th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island.

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