News Update

Current Events Update for July 7, 2016

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




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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.


The BI Human Services Commission is a collaboration of Island agencies and organizations dedicated to identifying, and assisting in providing access to, programs and services to enhance the human needs of the Beaver Island Community. We are asking for your ideas about what kind of educational programs you would be interested in having here. Some examples are home winterization, Internet safety, boating safety, home exercise information, insurance assistance, substance abuse information. We want to hear from everyone – young, old(er), full-time residents, summer folks. You can fill out a suggestion form at the Community Center or the Island churches. Or you can e-mail suggestions if you prefer.

Don’t be shy – all ideas will be considered. Thanks for your input!


Deb Plastrik, Human Services Commission




Event To Help Camp Quality

Come one… come all! We will be making tied-fleece blankets tomorrow (Thursday, 7-Jul-16) from 7 to 9 pm – for campers attending the Traverse area Camp Quality. Camp Quality provides a great opportunity for kids battling cancer to go to camp – free of cost.

Location tomorrow: We’ll be at Gregg Fellowship Hall adjoining the Christian Church; plenty of room for lots of people…. bring a pair of fabric scissors or similar if you have them.

So far, we have completed a total of 22 blankets out of the 60 needed – thanks to all! Call me at 2824 if you have questions, and see you then!

Judi Meister said that there is an event at the church at the same time. Please use the parking lot further away from the church.



Beaver Island Association Annual Meeting


Your participation is important.  Please attend.


The BIA Board of Directors

1 4:30pm-6:30pm, July 20, 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 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 Thursday, July 7, 2016


Forecast: Partially Cloudy


Outside Temp: 61.2 F

High Outside Temp: 68.1 F at 12:40 AM

Low Outside Temp: 60.5 F at 6:13 AM

Outside Humidity: 98%


Heat Index: 62.0 F

Wind Chill: 61.0 F

Dew Point: 61.0 F


Barometer: 29.829″ and Rising Slowly


Wind Speed: 3.0 Mph

Wind Direction: N

High Gust: 6.0 Mph at 4:25 AM

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″



Currently 61

Today were looking for a high of 79° and a low of 64° with a cloudy mix throughout the day




Judy Gallagher



James O. McCann. formerly of Charlevoix, passed away on July 5th in New Orleans after a fight with cancer. Jim was born to Captain Joseph and Margaret “Bowery” (Gallagher) McCann. He was preceded in death by his parents,and brothers Michael and Joe. Jim is survived by his son, Michael and sister Kathy Mc Cann Tidmore. At Jim’s request there will be no Memorial Service.



Still no delays to report.

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


To Lucas and all our listeners, Soren Kierkegaard once said, “life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”


On a lighter note, if you are afraid of elevators, take steps to avoid them.


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

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