News Update

Current Events Update for November 8 — Election Day 2016

Today is Tuesday November 8th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.




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We’ll have election results after the polls close and when we get them from the township or county clerks.


Charlevoix County Veterans Affairs Director John Hess will be at the Health Center tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 11 to 3 for veterans who want to stop by and talk.



Antje Price – The Protar Lady – Featured on 9&10 News

Cory Adkins of TV 9&10 News has prepared a story about Antje Price, The Protar Lady, and it will air Today, Tuesday during the 5PM News Hour and again during the Morning Show on Wednesday.



We will have a Veterans Day ceremony this Friday at the Veterans Memorial Park. The school children are out at 10:55 and after those who want to participate arrive we’ll start, probably around 11:15. We will post later what the plans are for in case of bad weather.





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Stay involved in the Resilient Beaver Island project! Go to to learn more and share your vision for the future of Beaver Island!


As part of the master planning process, you have submitted more than 100 different ways to improve Beaver Island. Now’s your chance to turn those ideas into priority actions. Take action and rank your top priorities for Beaver Island here:


If you are convinced of the need for Advanced Life Support on the island and want to help, you can stop reading now and go to to make a contribution by credit card, check or direct bank transfer. Your donation will be deposited in a special account set up by PABI and administered by the BIA.


St James Township voters will decide tomorrow whether we will continue to have ANY ambulance service on Beaver Island. Without the proposed additional funding, ALS certification will be lost, and with it local air ambulance service and about half of the entire BIEMS budget.



Voters can view their township’s ballot (or any Michigan ballot) at this site set up by the State of Michigan Voter Information Center:



Read personal narratives (real life stories) by Beaver Island 6th, 7th, and 8th graders on my teacher page at the Beaver Island Community School website:


Writing will be posted there throughout the year. Read and enjoy! More student writing to come.


-Kyle Marvin



Bow Hunters!

Please get your deer checked with Jacque LaFreniere this season (231-448-2220)

Just call and set up a time to get the deer checked.














Hope to see you at the Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Christian Church Gregg Fellowship Center. There will be lots of vendors to choose from and you can help the Food Pantry while you are there. For a donation, you will have tasty soups to choose from, plus proceeds from the Raffle Table will benefit the Food Pantry. You will also have a chance to win a doll-size cradle with a Dr. Seuss coverlet – a donation gets you an entry.

The deadline for reserving a vendor table is Thursday. Reservation forms are at the Community Center, the Library and the mailbox at Berkshire Hathaway Realty.

Shopping, Suzuki Strings and Soup! That’s a combination sure to put you in a holiday mood!

Nonperishable foods or unwrapped gifts for children will be gratefully accepted as well.

Deb Plastrik, for the Food Pantry Committee


Remember – Beaver Island Food Pantry can accept unopened, unexpired non-perishable food items. For your convenience, there are collection baskets at the Beaver Island Christian Church, Holy Cross Church, Beaver Island Community Center, Beaver Island Rural Health Center, Fresh Air and Island Airways. Thank you for helping those in need – “because we are a family.” The Food Pantry Comittee: Judi Meister, Beth Croswhite, Mark LaFreniere and Deb Plastrik





Effective November 1, 2016 all ride reservations will be scheduled through the Transit Dispatch Office in Boyne City.


Beaver Island passengers may call 231-582-6900 or our toll free number 800-918-3447 for service. Calls will be received between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Same day calls are accepted but it’s best to make advanced reservations.


Demand Response Service Winter Hours

November 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017

Monday – Friday (Closed Weekends)

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


The Beaver Island branch of the Charlevoix State Bank is now on their winter hours. November 1st -April 30th ,the bank will be open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am-1pm.





The Beaver Island Community Center will begin Fall/Winter/Spring Hours starting Tuesday, September 6th!


Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Saturday 9am -9pm

Sunday Closed!



If you are looking for information on all island events, find it on the new WVBI Community Calendar. Just head on over to the WVBI website and click on Calendar on the top menu.

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.




At the Community Center


Pickle Ball 0930-1000 and Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 1000-1100



Resale Store – The winter schedule is in effect. We are open Thurs., Fri., and Sat. Each week from noon until 4:00. During those hours we will gladly accept your donation of “gently used, barely used, like new” items. If you have questions about shopping or donating, please call the shop at 448-2534. All proceeds from Island Treasures are used to purchase equipment for BI Fire Department and BI EMS .  Thank you for your support.




3pm: Milton’s Secret (2016)

PG | 1h 28min | Drama, Family

Milton’s Secret focuses on 11 year-old Milton Adams who is growing up in an uncertain world. With his parents constantly stressing about their careers and finances, and the neighborhood bully tormenting him, Milton feels his whole world is in crisis. But when his Grandpa Howard comes to visit, he discovers anxiety about the past and worrying about the future only make things worse and prevent him from finding true happiness moment to moment.


Director: Barnet Bain

Writers: Barnet Bain (screenplay), Sara B. Cooper (screenplay)

Stars: Graham Abbey, William Ainscough, Ella Ballentine


7pm: Captain Fantastic (2016)

R | 1h 58min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Ben and Leslie Cash have long lived largely off the grid with their offspring – Bodevan, Kielyr, Vespyr, Rellian, Zaja and Nai – in a cabin in the mountains of Washington state. The parents have passed their ideals to their children, namely socialism (in its various forms) and survivalism. With the former, Ben considers most of western society as being fascist, especially corporate America. With the latter, he figures that no one will or should be there for you, so you better learn how to take care of yourself in all its aspects.


Director: Matt Ross

Writer: Matt Ross

Stars: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler


Sponsored by: The Shamrock Bar and Restaurant and Your Beaver Island Community Center


The Beaver Island Community Center…

at the heart of a good community!




Weather – Sponsored by McDonough’s Market



Phyllis Moore Report

Right now we have overcast skies, we’ve received .07 inches of rain since midnight, it’s 54°, wind is at 14 mph from the west with gusts to 21 mph, humidity is at 86%, pressure is steady at 29.83 inches, visibility is 8.3 miles, sunrise will be at 7:33 a.m. and sunset will happen at 5:18 p.m. Today: Cloudy with isolated rain showers. Breezy. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds 5 to 15 mph shifting to the NW 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of showers is 20%. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers. Lows in the upper 30s. North winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of showers is 20%. MARINE REPORT *****SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THOUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING***** Today: West wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots becoming north 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 30 knots in the late morning. Numerous showers becoming isolated by late morning. Waves 3 to 5 feet building to 4 to 6 feet in the afternoon. Tonight: North wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Isolated showers. Waves 4 to 6 feet.

On this date of November 8, 1805 – The “Corps of Discovery” reached the Pacific Ocean. The expedition was led by William Clark and Meriwether Lewis. The journey had begun on May 14, 1804, with the goal of exploring the Louisiana Purchase territory.

Did you know that the Nile River flows north?

Word of the day: suffrage (SUHF-rij) which means 1) the right to vote, especially in a political election. 2) a vote given in favor of a proposed measure, candidate, or the like. Suffrage comes from the Latin noun suffrāgium meaning “voting tablet, vote,” which is a derivative of the verb suffrāgārī, “to vote for, support.” When it entered English in the late 1300s, it originally meant “intercession or prayers (for someone).” By the time of St. Thomas More in the early 1500s, the word had acquired the sense of “a vote in favor of a motion,” gradually coming to mean “collective vote, voting power.” Its current sense “the right to vote” first appears in the U.S. Constitution (1789).




Jon Barrett

Brian Antkoviak

Micaela. Cole





… Still no delays to report.


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


To Lucas and all our listeners, Horace Mann wrote, ”Keep one thing forever in view-the truth; and if you do this, though it may seem to lead you away from the opinions of men, it will assuredly conduct you to the throne of God.”



On a lighter note, One person, one vote, unless you’re in Chicago. Where it’s often said, vote early and vote often.



That’s the WVBI Community Calendar Tuesday November 8th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Thank you for listening!

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