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ommunity Calendar for Friday, January 10th, 2020

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday, January 10th, 2020.
First some sad news. Yesterday saw two special islanders leave us. Skip McDonough and Jean Wierenga both passed away at Charlevoix hospital—both much beloved and longtime island residents. Skips visitation is from 4 to 6 Sunday afternoon at Holy Cross with a rosary at 6. Her funeral mass with Father Jim and Father Pat will be Monday at 11 followed by internment at Holy Cross Cemetery and a luncheon at the hall. Arrangements are being planned for Jean. We’ll pass them along when they become available.
Here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, the Health Center has a special meeting planned for this morning at 9. BIRHC will host two guests from the Straits Hospital System that manages eight medical facilities, including the Mackinac Island Medical Center. This meeting is an opportunity to learn from their experiences. No other business will be conducted. Also today, the B-I-C-S HOSA team heads out for their first competition of the New Year. They are headed up to Marquette. And as they head up to the UP, the Munising Baptist basketball teams will be headed to the island to take on our Islander squads this evening and tomorrow morning. Games start at 5 tonight and 8:30 tomorrow. Here we go Islanders, here we go!
Saturday is busy at the BIC Center. Pickleball 10 to noon. And movies, too. At 4, it’s Judy, an award winning film about Judy Garland. Lots of memorable music and an outstanding performance by Rene Zellweger as Ms. Garland. It’s rated P-G-13.At 7 it’s The Lighthouse—an off-beat film noir type thriller that’s also been blessed with many awards. It’ll make you wonder what more stories lie behind our island lighthouses. Stars William Dafoe. Rated R. Concession stand will be open for snacks, a meal or both. Trailers are on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the Christian Church. Times and details are on the calendar.
Next Monday, both the Peaine Township and the B-I-C-S Boards are meeting. Peaine at the Township Hall and School Board at School. Both meetings at 7.
Next Tuesday, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon and again from 3:30 to 5. Arthritis Foundation Exercise program is from 10:30 to 11:30 up in the Hangout. B-I-A Board meets at 4 at school in the admin conference room. Peaine Township Planning Commission has a meeting set for 7 at the Township Hall. And, the day ends with Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock. That’s at 7.
Next Wednesday, gets underway with Everything to do with Needles at the Peaine Township Hall. Knitting needles, sewing needles, quilting—join in the fun 9:30 to noon every Wednesday through spring. Krys Lyle can give you more info. Reach her at 231-649-1625 or call Kathie at C-O-A at 2124. At 1:00, the Health Center an dBeaver Island E-M-S are offering a C-P-R class. Time to get certified if you aren’t—and check your cert if you have one. Is it time for recertification or a re-fresher. Class is free. Call the Health Center to sign up. 2275 is the number. Next Wednesday evening, the Joint Telecommunications Committee has its regular monthly meeting. That’s at 5 at school. And, at 7, the drawings for prizes in the Crandall Support Raffle will happen at the th Shamrock. Check the Calendar or posters around town for details on how you can help.
Next Thursday, Beaver Island Library Board meets at 9 in the morning at the library. Pickleball is on at the BIC Center from 10:00 to noon and 3:30 to 5:00. Also, Games Galore up in the Ray and Ann Stanhope Hangout from 1 to 4. And, Thursdays are Euchre Nights at Stoney. Cards hit the table at 7.
And, a reminder Everyone’s an Artist photo contest this year. Deadline for entries is February 15th. Winners will have their photos displayed for sale at the Beaver Island Gallery for sale during museum week. All proceeds will benefit the Historical Society. Send the highest resolution version you have of up to three photos as entries to lois A-T-C-A-L stipp one at A-O-L dot com. Again, the deadline is February 15th. More info is in the Calendar on line.
You can find more information on all of these events and everything else that’s happening on the island at calendar dot w-v-b-I dot net.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market:
Today Winter storm watch in effect until Sunday morning. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 31 by 5pm. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Tonight Snow likely, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 21. Blustery, with a north wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Saturday A 50 percent chance of snow showers after 1pm. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 20 by 4pm. Blustery, with a northeast wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Saturday Night Snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. Patchy blowing snow after 8pm. Low around 17. Windy, with a northeast wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of around 8 inches. Sunday A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 1pm. Patchy blowing snow before 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 18. North wind 10 to 15 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Sunday Night A 40 percent chance of snow showers after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 17. Monday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Tuesday Snow showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Tuesday Night A chance of snow showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Wednesday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. Wednesday Night A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 15. Blustery. Thursday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20. Blustery.
TRAFFIC: No delays inbound or outbound to the airports. But, deer seem to be busier than usual of late, though. And, the kids are back to school, so let’s be careful out there.
BIRTHDAYS: Kelton Hunter is celebrating today. Happy Birthday to Kelton and, if we missed you on the list, Happy Birthday to you too from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DAY in 1901, a drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas, produces an enormous gusher of crude oil, coating the landscape for hundreds of feet and signaling the advent of the American oil industry. The geyser was discovered at a depth of over 1,000 feet, flowed at an initial rate of approximately 100,000 barrels a day and took nine days to cap. Following the discovery, petroleum, which until that time had been used in the U.S. primarily as a lubricant and in kerosene for lamps, would become the main fuel source for new inventions such as cars and airplanes; coal-powered forms of transportation including ships and trains would also convert to the liquid fuel.
WORD OF THE DAY: elixir (ih-LIK-ser) which means:
1 a (1) : a substance held to be capable of changing base metals into gold
(2) : a substance held to be capable of prolonging life indefinitely
b (1) : cure-all
(2) : a medicinal concoction
2 : a sweetened liquid usually containing alcohol that is used in medication either for its medicinal ingredients or as a flavoring
3. : the essential principle
Elixir has roots in the practice of alchemy; it was used in the Middle Ages as the word for a substance believed to be capable of changing base metals into gold. Its later use for a drug purported to prolong one’s life led to its use in the names of medicines of mostly questionable effectiveness. Today, it is often used generally for anything thought capable of remedying all ills or difficulties, be they physical or otherwise. The word came to us via Middle English and Medieval Latin from Arabic al-iksīr; it probably ultimately derives from Greek xērion, meaning “desiccative powder.” (
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Friday…
Here’s a thought for the day from Winston Churchill: “Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right than responsible and wrong.”
On a lighter note: What do you call a cow that just gave birth to a calf? “Decafinated”
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Friday, January 10th, 2020. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.