News Update

Current Events Update for July 5, 2016

Today is Tuesday July 5th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

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Yesterday was a fantastic celebration of our Nation’s Independence Day, right here on Beaver Island. From all the great parade floats and participants, to the thousands that lined the streets of the route, it was a great family and friend time here on the best place in the country to celebrate the 4th of July.

WVBI had some of its family in the parade and had the honor of bringing BIROBOT and the team, to the event. All the floats and vehicles were outstanding. I may be a little bit biased on this, but BIROBOT was one of the big hits of the parade. It dazzled the crowd with its speed and maneuvers and made all the kids that had candy thrown their way delighted. The team members had a fun time and loved seeing the great response to them and their robot from all in attendance. Don’t forget to visit their Facebook page BIROBOT for updates and the website for some videos and pictures over the next few days.

Again, the fireworks last night were a blast, pun intended and it also is one of the great events here on Beaver Island that amazes and delights those that watch, each and every time.

Thanks also to Denis Winslow and Phil Becker for their live broadcast out front of the BICC and the great production of the reading of the Declaration of Independence by all that read and to Kevin Boyle for producing that splendid show. Thanks to all at WVBI and all here on Beaver Island that support WVBI, the parade and make the 4th of July what it is, Great!


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 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.







Fire Danger Still moderate, but if no rain soon changing to high.


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


As of 8:29 AM Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, Rain within 12 hours


Outside Temp: 65.8 F

High Outside Temp: 65.8 F at 8:27 AM

Low Outside Temp: 61.7 F at 2:10 AM

Outside Humidity: 92%


Barometer: 29.760″ and Steady


Wind Speed: Calm

Wind Direction: SSW

High Gust: 11.0 Mph at 8:23 AM

10 min Avg Wind: 2.0 Mph


Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour

Day Rain: 0.00″

Storm Rain: 0.00″

Month Rain: 0.10″

Year Rain: 4.39″





Phyllis Moore Report

We have clear, blue skies, it’s 63°, wind is 10 mph from the SW, humidity is at 93% so it feels a bit muggy, pressure is steady at 1009 mb, visibility is 7.6 miles, pollen levels are low-medium at 4.2, and the top allergens are grasses, dock, and plantain. Today: Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds at 15 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds at 10 mph. 50% chance of precipitation. MARINE REPORT Today: Southwest wind 10 to 15 knots. Partly cloudy early in the morning then clearing. Waves 2 feet or less. Tonight: South wind 5 to 10 knots. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or less.

On this date of July 5, 1946 – The bikini bathing suit, created by Louis Reard, made its debut during a fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris. Micheline Bernardini wore the two-piece outfit.

Did you know that Rio de Janeiro translates to river of January?

Word of the day: orthography (awr-THOG-ruh-fee) which means the art of writing words with the proper letters, according to accepted usage; correct spelling. Orthography stems from the Greek word orthós meaning “straight, upright, correct.” It entered English in the early 1400s.





Roberta Mooney





Still no delays to report.

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


To Lucas and all our listeners, Lewis Carrol once said, “if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.”

On a lighter note, I recently sold my vacuum cleaner, all it did was gather dust.


That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday July 5th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island.

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