News Update

Current Events Update for July 4, 2016

Today is Monday July 4th, 2016 Independence Day. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.




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Today is July 4th and a load of fun awaits all The Parade is scheduled from 2pm to 3:30

Beaver Island marches to its own beat and therefore this year’s theme.


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


After almost 30 years of service to us, Joe has retired. This is something he’s wanted to do for the last two years, but kept postponing because he put the needs of the island ahead of his own. Words can’t describe his dedication, the countless people he’s helped and the service he’s given us. Thank you, Joe. Your skill and dedication will be sorely missed.


Brad G



We are working on improvements to the parking area at Welke Airport. We are trying to relocate as many cars as possible to a new temporary parking area. We have started parking all cars south of the terminal. Do we have your keys? Please give us a call or send us an e-mail if your car is here but we do not have keys. Thanks


Paul and Angel Welke

231 448 2374 home

231 675 7882 Angel mobile phone

231 675 5297 Paul mobile phone



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 CMU Summer Theatre Tour 2016 troupe arrives on Beaver Island tomorrow with a truck full of cast, crew,

sets, props and wardrobe to set-up and stage THREE PRODUCTIONS in one week at the BIC Center!


Don’t miss the ‘Killer Comedy Tour’ Extravaganza! July 7, 8 and 9

Call 448-2022 for tickets and reservations

Adults $15 Students $10 and CMU Faculty, Alumni, Students $8


PABI Garage Sale Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10

Drop off July 7 and 8 at warehouse behind Eager Beaver Car Wash

Proceeds benefit PABI and Donations are Tax Deductible

Call Jon Fogg 448-3192




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.


Before that, The 8th Annual Glen McDonough Memorial Concert will be on July 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at “Reddeer” , one block south of the school. All donations from the Concert are for the Glen McDonough Memorial Music Scholarship Fund for lessons for music students.


MUSICIANS: Please join us with your musical instruments at the Concert.


ALSO: The Eve Glen McDonough Music School will be held on July 6, 7, and 8th at “Reddeer”. This is tuition free as it is sponsored by the Glen McDonough Memorial Scholarship Fund. Elementary and Advanced instructions will be offered to the students. We have morning and afternoon sessions.


Please call 2315476722 (Eleanor McDonough) before July 2nd or join us at 10:00 a.m. on July 6th with your musical instrument.



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






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 8:30 AM Monday, July 4, 2016


Forecast: Partially Cloudy


Outside Temp: 59.4 F

High Outside Temp: 59.4 F at 8:29 AM

Low Outside Temp: 55.8 F at 2:57 AM

Outside Humidity: 91%




Barometer: 29.962″ and Steady


Wind Speed: Calm

Wind Direction: E

High Gust: Calm at n/a

10 min Avg Wind: Calm


Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour

Day Rain: 0.00″

Storm Rain: 0.00″

Month Rain: 0.10″

Year Rain: 4.39″





Phyllis Moore Report

Right now on the island it’s 58, clear, blue skies, wind is at 4 mph from the south, humidity is at 92%, pressure is steady at 1015 mb, visibility is 9.7 miles, pollen levels are low-medium at 4.2, and the top allergens are grasses, dock, and plantain. Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Light winds. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Light winds. MARINE REPORT Today: Light winds. Sunny. Waves 2 feet or less. Tonight: Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 feet or less.

On this date of July 4, 1803 – The Louisiana Purchase was announced in newspapers. The property was purchased, by the U.S. from France, was for $15 million (or 3 cents an acre). The “Corps of Discovery,” led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, began the exploration of the territory on May 14, 1804.

Did you know that Icelandic phone books are listed by first names (not surnames)?

Word of the day: egalitarian (ih-gal-i-TAIR-ee-uh n) which means asserting or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, especially in political, economic, or social life. Egalitarian entered English in the 1880s as an alteration of equalitarian with the French égal replacing equal.




Jody Crosswhite

Ken Bruland


A couple of CMU Students named Lianne and Olivia asked me to say Happy birthday to their friend Miranda today. So, Happy Birthday Miranda.



Joyce Bartels passed away peacefully days short of her 91st birthday. Born in Flint, Michigan to Thomas and Edna Ackerman and raised in Grand Blanc, Michigan. She was valedictorian of Grand Blanc High School class of 1943 and studied civil engineering at Purdue University.


She was preceded in death by her husband; Harold, her brother; William, and two half-sisters; Margaret (Peggy) Ashbury and Ruthie Wadsworth. Joyce was the mother of Elizabeth, Karl (Sandra), and Amy (Richard); grandmother of Galen, Karen, and Melissa; and great grandmother Connor, Payton, and Emma.


She was a member and/or officer of numerous local and national civic, historical, conservation, and environmental organizations and a tireless volunteer. Memorial services will be held at a later date at Haslett Community Church and on her beloved Beaver Island. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman, Lansing Chapel. On-line condolences may be shared at .





Still no delays to report.

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


To Lucas and all our listeners, a quote from Ben Franklin seems appropriate today, “Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”

On a lighter note, What kind of tea did American Colonists thirst for? Liberty!


That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday July 4th, 2016 Independence Day. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island.

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