Community Calendar for Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

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From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday, June 25th, 2019.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
Our summer exercise program is underway here at the BIC Center—in its first week this week. Basic Yoga on Mondays, restorative and realignment on Wednesdays and therapeutic on Fridays. Tuesdays, Tai Chi and Thursdays kick boxing. And, Saturdays, Self Defense classes. All classes starting at 9:30 in the McDonough’s Market Theater. And, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is running this summer, too, but at a new time so you can do Tai Chi and Yoga as well. The new times for the Arthritis program is 10:30 to 11:30—still Tuesdays and Fridays.
Today, the Trudy Works Memorial Golf Tournament is on. You can drop by and watch. We’ll have results tomorrow. Pickleball is on today, too. Looks like it can be outside. Courts are hot from 9:30 to 11:30 every Tuesday Thursday and Saturday. This evening, our summer Tuesday movies continue here at the BIC Center with Winder Park showing at 6:30. It’s the story of a backyard amusement park that becomes real.
Wednesday, the Whiskey Point Lighthouse is open for tours from 11 to 1 and Protar’s House is open from 1 to 3. Bingo at the Gregg Fellowship Center is on. Doors open at 6:15 for fellowship. Bingo balls start dropping at 7.
Thursday, Farmer’s Market at Paradise Bay Coffee Shop from 9 to 11. That’s out on Donnel Moor’s Road across from the municipal airport. Pickleball 9:30 to 11:30 on the municipal court. Also Thursday, Games Galore here at the BIC Center from 1 to 4. And, the E-S-A has a meeting set for 2 at Peaine Township Hall. The E-S-A oversees the Beaver Island E-M-S operation and the Fire Department.
Friday, the Beaver Island Eco Fair gets under way with all sorts of activities. Check the calendar for details.
Lots on tap for the weekend. Bake Sale Saturday morning from the Holy Cross Altar Society. They’ll be across from the Post Office. Lego Club at the Library at 1. Seth Bernard will be playing at Heritage Park bot Saturday and Sunday. Whiskey Point Light house open Saturday 11 to 1. Protar’s House open 1 to 3. Dave Bennett and his quartet will be here at the BIC center on Saturday evening at 8. Also Saturday evening, a Contra Dance at the Episcopal Mission and a presentation from Peter Sinclair on Climate Change at Holy Cross Hall. Both of those events start at 7.
Sunday, services at all four island churches. Details are on the calendar.
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 A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Tonight A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 76. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Night A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Looking ahead to the rest of the week through the weekend—lots of sun with some occasional rain predicted—but overall the long term forecast looks pretty nice. Out on the Big Drink… Today SW wind around 15 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Waves around 1 ft. Wednesday SW wind around 10 kt. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.
Water temps are finally starting to move. 51 in Little Traverse Bay. 44 at the mid-lake buoy this morning. Those temps are up, but still dangerous especially far offshore if you wind up in the water for an extended period. Remember, if you go out on the big lake in a small craft, dress for the weather not the water. Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: No delays inbound or outbound to the airports except for occasional deer and turkey crossings. And, it is busier and busier downtown with every ferry arrival. Daddy Franks is open. People are biking all over including out to Paradise Bay Coffee Shop. So, let’s be careful out there.
Now a look at Phyllis’s Facebook post for today…
ON THIS DATE in 1947 Anne Frank’s ‘The Diary of a Young Girl’ is released. Two years after her death at 15 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Anne Frank’s account of her time hiding from the Nazis with her Jewish family in Amsterdam is published. The diary, which Frank began on her 13th birthday, is heartbreaking and hopeful in equal measure.
DID YOU KNOW: hummingbirds are known for being itty-bitty creatures, but Bee Hummingbirds are the teeniest versions of these shockingly tiny flyers. They’re actually the smallest bird in the world. They are so minuscule that they are sometimes mistaken for insects (which explains their name), according to the National Audobon Society. The birds are just two and a quarter inches long and weigh less than a dime.
WORD OF THE DAY: ex cathedra (EKS kuh-THEE-druh) which means from the seat of authority; with authority. The relatively uncommon English adjective and adverb ex cathedra “from the seat (of authority), with authority” comes directly from the Latin phrase. Latin cathedra “armchair with cushions, easy chair (especially for women), a teacher’s or professor’s chair, a sedan chair” is a loanword from Greek kathédra (spelled with a k instead of a c) “seat, sitting posture, teacher’s or professor’s chair, imperial throne.” From cathedra Medieval Latin derived the adjective cathedrālis “pertaining to the chair or throne (of a bishop)”; the bishop’s church, where his throne was located, was called a cathedral church and later just cathedral. Ex cathedra entered English in the 17th century.
Birthdays: Paul Johnson and Alyssa Martin. Happy birthday to Alyssa and Paul, and if your name is missing from our list, happy birthday to you—from all of us at W-V-B-I and Beaver Island Community Center.
Here’s a reminder about the PABI Summer Auction. Auction items are filling up the lobby. You can bid on a huge variety of items—from a stay at Deerwood to fishing trips to gorgeous original art…birding kits, firewood, home décor. Too much to go over here, so you’ll have to come down to the BIC Center and see it. Or, if you aren’t on the island, you can see items on the BIC Center web site starting later this week. All proceeds from the auction go to help support operation of the BIC Center and W-V-B-I.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Tuesday… Here’s a thought today from George Orwell, whose birthday was today: The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.
On a the lighter note … Why don’t people sympathize when your books fall to the floor? Because you only have your shelve to blame.
SFX: Sad Trombone Wah..Wah…Waaah….
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Tuesday, June 25th, 2019. I’m Kevin Boyle at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking you: why not make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.
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Community Calendar for Monday, June 24th, 2019

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From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday, June 24th, 2019.
First some news…
M-Live is reporting that the Lake Michigan Huron basin is expected to join the other Great Lakes with record high water levels when the numbers are in for this month. Lake Michigan-Huron has risen 1.8 inches in the past seven days and 3.5 inches this month. Heavy rain on June 20 and another widespread heavy rain early this week are dumping prodigious amounts of water into the lakes, with the ground already saturated. The rise of 1.8 inches this past week means another 1.4 trillion gallons have made their way into Lake Michigan-Huron in just seven days.
St. James Township is working on relief for homeowner’s affected by the rising waters, and looking at proposals to drain some water from Font Lake, which is also at record levels.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
Our summer exercise program gets started here at the BIC Center today. There’ll be something every day but Sunday. Yoga on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuesdays, Tai Chi and Thursdays kick boxing moves for exercise right here at the BIC Center. And, Saturdays, Self Defense exercise classes. Everything starts the week of the 24th with all classes starting at 9:30 in the McDonough’s Market Theater. And, the Artrhritis Foundation Exercise Program is running this summer, too, but at a new time so you can do Yogaas well. The new times for the Arthritis program is 10:30 to 11:30—still Tuesdays and Fridays.
Also today, Dr. Newcomb will be in at the Health Center on Monday from 9:30 to 12:30. 2275 is the number to set up an appointment.
Tuesday, the Trudy Works Memorial Golf Tournament is on. Tee times start at 9:30. You can still sign up. Check the calendar for details. Pickleball is on, too, perhaps inside at the County Building if the wet forecast holds. Courts are hot from 9:30 to 11:30. Tuesday evening, our summer Tuesday movies continue here at the BIC Center with Winder Park showing at 6:30. It’s the story of a backyard amusement park that becomes real.
Wednesday, the Whiskey Point Lighthouse is open for tours from 11 to 1 and Protar’s House is open from 1 to 3. Bingo at the Gregg Fellowship Center is on. Doors open at 6:15 for fellowship. Bingo balls start dropping at 7.
Thursday, Farmer’s Market at Paradise Bay Coffee Shop from 9 to 11. That’s out on Donnel Moor’s Road across from the municipal airport. Also Thursday, Games Galore here at the BIC Center from 1 to 4. And, the E-S-A has a meeting set for 2 at Peaine Township Hall. The E-S-A oversees the Beaver Island E-M-S operation and the Fire Department.
Friday, the Beaver Island Eco Fair gets under way with all sorts of activities. Check the calendar for details.
Lots on tap for the weekend. Lego Club at the Library at 1. Seth Bernard will be playing at Heritage Park bot Saturday and Sunday. Whiskey Point Light house open Saturday 11 to 1. Protar’s House open 1 to 3. Dave Bennett and his quartet will be here at the BIC center on Saturday evening at 8. Also Saturday evening, a Contra Dance at the Episcopal Mission and a presentation from Peter Sinclair on Climate Change at Holy Cross Hall. Both of those events start at 7.
Sunday, services at all four island churches. Details are on the calendar.
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 Showers likely, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 73. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Tonight Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 54. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tuesday A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tuesday Night A chance of showers between 8pm and 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 77. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Out on the Big Drink… Today SE wind 5 to 10 kt. Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 11am and 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Patchy fog. Waves around 1 ft. Tonight Variable winds 5 kt or less. Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4am. Waves 1 ft or less. Tuesday SW wind 10 to 15 kt. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 7am and 2pm. Waves 1 ft or less. Water temps are finally starting to move. 51 in Little Traverse Bay. 54 down in Ludington Bay. No reading from the mid-lake buoy this morning. Those temps are up, but still dangerous if you wind up in the water for an extended period. Remember, if you go out on the big lake in a small craft, dress for the weather not the water. Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: No, nadda…zip. But, it is busier and busier downtown with every ferry arrival. Daddy Franks is open. People are biking all over including out to Paradise Bay Coffee Shop. So, let’s be careful out there.
Now a look at Phyllis’s Facebook post for today…
ON THIS DATE in 2011, New York legalizes same-sex marriage. It becomes the sixth state, and by far the largest population-wise, to do so. Thirty more states will follow until 2015, when the Supreme Court of the United States will make it legal nationally in the landmark civil rights case Obergefell v. Hodges.
DID YOU KNOW: every so often, a rumor starts on the internet that says natural redheads will become extinct by the year 2060. Lucky for gingers everywhere, this is a myth. It’s true that the gene that causes red hair is recessive, meaning that both parents must have it for their child to have red hair. However, even non-redheads can carry the red hair gene, and it can pop up unexpectedly in generations down the line. Imagine that. Everything on the internet isn’t true. Good thing you have radio to rely upon.
WORD OF THE DAY: demur (dih-MUR) which means to make objection, especially on the grounds of scruples; take exception; object. The verb demur comes via Old French demorer ultimately from Latin dēmorārī “to linger, delay, hold up,” its original, now obsolete meaning in English. In the 17th century demur acquired its usual senses in contemporary English “to object, take exception to,” and especially its legal sense “to make or interpose a demurral,” which is a pleading that admits the facts of an opponent’s proceeding but denies any entitlement to legal relief, and that also causes a delay in the proceedings until the point or pleading is settled. Demur entered English in the 13th century.
Birthdays: None on our list today for the island, but Comedian Conan O’Brien is celebrating. Happy birthday to him, and if your name is missing from our list, happy birthday to you—from all of us at W-V-B-I and Beaver Island Community Center.
Now, here’s a reminder about the PABI Summer Auction. Auction items are filling up the lobby. You can bid on a huge variety of items—from a stay at Deerwood to fishing trips to gorgeous original art…birding kits, firewood, home décor. Too much to go over here, so you’ll have to come down to the BIC Center and see it. Or, if you aren’t on the island, you can see items on the BIC Center web site starting later this week. All proceeds from the auction go to help support operation of the BIC Center and W-V-B-I.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday… Here’s a thought today from Conan O’Brien: “Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.”
On a the lighter note … What did the football say to the broken vending machine? Give me my quarter back..
SFX: FB Sting Part 1….
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, June 24th, 2019. I’m Kevin Boyle at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking you: why not make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.
SFX: FB Sting Part 2….
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Weekend Community Calendar for Friday, June 14th, 2019

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From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Weekend Community Calendar for Flag Day, Friday, June 14th, 2019.
Here’s what’s happening on your island …
Great weekend on tap with lots going on. Lego club is at the Library. That’s at 1 on Saturday. Pickleball on the outside courts from 10 to noon on Saturday. And we have movies here at the BIC Center. At 4 on Saturday it’s The Kid. It’s the story of Billy the Kid through the eyes of a kid who witnesses some of his confrontations. It’s rated R, so not for the kids. At 7, the feature film for the week is Captain Marvel. It’s not just another super hero movie—because this time the hero is a her. Lots of action, lots of fun. It’s rated PG-13. Concession stand will be open with Nathan’s hot dogs, popcorn, pretzels, sweets, soda and other drinks. Also Saturday evening, there’s a Contra Dance at the Episcopal Mission at 7. Don’t worry if you’ve never done it before or you don’t have a partner to dance. It’s easy and friendly, so come on out and have some fun with island friends. And, also on Saturday, the Forest View Luxury Vacation Early Bird drawing is at 7 at Stoney. Money raised goes to support needs at our island senior housing facility, which is an important island resource. If you’re going to buy a ticket to support Forest View, you might as well do it now and get two chances to win something.
Also on Saturday, the Health Center Board has a meeting on our Calendar. That’s set for 10 Saturday morning at the Health Center.
Sunday, worship services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse Fellowship. Check the calendar for details.
Looking ahead to next week, some big events coming up. Foremost is the Beaver Island Bike Festival is next weekend—the 21st to the 23rd. Then, in order of occurrence next week: The St. James Finance Committee meets Monday at 1 at the governmental center. The Trails Association has a meeting planned to discuss summer work and more next Monday at 7 at Peaine Township Hall. And, Monday is departure date for the B-I-C-S AP English Literature Class trip to England. Wish class members well for their journeys and discoveries if you see them around before. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program on Tuesday at 10 here at the BIC Center and Pickleball on the outside at the municipal tennis courts at from 10 to noon Tuesday. The Telecommunications Committee meeting set for Tuesday has been cancelled as that group had a special meeting last week. They’ll meet again at their regular time in July, if not before.
On Wednesday, June 19th, there’s a special St. James meeting about what’s going the J-A Wollham Foundation’s plan to purchase the marina and gift it to St. James Township. Learn about the proposed timeline and how the proposal impacts township goals, taxes and economics of the island. The meeting is from 7 to 8 on Wednesday at the St> James Township Hall. There’s another spring opening on tap for Thursday: Paradise Bay Coffee shop opens, which is also the date for the first Farmer’s Market of the year also out at Paradise Bay across from the municipal airport. It’s looking like Daddy Franks will be open soon, too. We’ll keep you posted. Also, Library Board meets Thursday at the library at 7 so grab some coffee from Paradise Bay and keep it warm for the library board meeting. Friday, another very special event. It’s PABI’s Summer Solstice Dinner for BIC Center and WVBI donors and volunteers. Things get started at 6:30 at the BIC Center. There’s still to time to make a donation for the current fiscal year if you have donated already and would like to attend. If you have already donated or volunteered, you should have received an invitation by mail. If you haven’t and should have, please call Nick De Laat here at the BIC Center and we’ll get that fixed.
Lots of exercise opportunities coming up soon here at the BIC Center for the summer season. There’ll be something every day but Sunday. Yoga on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuesdays, Tai Chi and Thursdays kick boxing moves for exercise right here at the BIC Center. And, Saturdays, Self Defense exercise classes. Everything starts the week of the 24th with all classes starting at 9:30 in the McDonough’s Market Theater.
Here’s a something for you if you have some firewood to sell. St. James township is looking for a firewiid vendor for the St. James campground for the season. Details are on the St. James Township website at S-T James T-W-P dot org and on the calendar. Applications are due on the 24th.
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: Tonight Showers, mainly before 2am. Low around 47. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. Saturday A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 63. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. North wind around 5 mph. Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Out on the Big Drink… TOMORROW Northwest winds 10 to 20 kt becoming north. Chance of rain showers. Waves 3 to 5 ft subsiding to 2 to 4 ft. Water temps are creeping up, but still cold. 50 in Little Traverse Bay and 39 out in the deep water at the buoy west of Gull Island. So, don’t get fooled by warm air temperatures. If you are headed out on the lake in small craft—dress for the water, not the weather. Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: No, nadda…zip. A little congestion in touwn when the ferries come in with a seasonal pick up in traffic. Lots of bikers out and about. So, let’s be careful out there.
Birthdays: Ed Palmer and Sveta Stebbins are both celebrating today. Happy birthday to Ed and Sveta, both island characters young and younger. And, happy birthday to you to if we missed you on our list—from all of us at W-V-B-I and Beaver Island Community Center.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Friday… Here’s a thought for the day, Flag Day, from John Philips Sousa: The red and white and starry blue Is freedom’s shield and hope.
On a the lighter note … What did one flag say to the other flag? Nothing. It’s Beaver Island. They just waved as the passed.
SFX: Clock Chime….
That’s the W-V-B-I Weekend Community Calendar for Friday, June 14th, 2019. I’m Kevin Boyle at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking you: why not make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.
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Community Calendar for Friday, June 21st, 2019

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From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for the Summer Solstice, June 21st, 2019.
First some news…
The historical Society wants you to know about their summer events. … Join them on Wednesdays and Saturdays through August 28th for these weekly events:
 Whiskey Point Lighthouse Tours from 11 to 1. 
Protar Home Tours from 1-3 PM. And, every Wednesday, there’ll be a Picnic at the Point at noon with a different speaker and topic every week.
Here at the BIC Center, Summer Auction items are fillin gup the lobby. You can bid on a huge variety of items—from a stay at deerwood to fishing trips to gorgeous original art…birding kits, firewood, home décor. Too much to go over on our broadcast, so you’ll have to come down to the BIC Center and see it. Or, if you aren’t on the island, you can see items on the BIC Center web site starting next week. All proceeds from the auction go to help support operation of the BIC Center and W-V-B-I.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
It’s opening weekend at Paradise Bay Coffee Shop. Stop on by to see where we conduct those highly scientific polls for the Top Ten + Five. And, great food, great coffee—and always a chance to chat with friends. It’s also opening weekend for Daddy Franks. You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream and now we can get it again at Daddy Franks. Plus all sorts of great snacks and eats
This evening, it’s the PABI Summer Solstice Dinner at the BIC Center starting at 5:30. That’s to thank folks who’ve donated or volunteered time at the BIC Center or here at W-V-B-I. If you’ve done either or both, you should have received an invitation. If yours is missing, call the BIC Center and let Nick know. He’ll get that fixed. And, if you haven’t donated yet, there’s still time—just a little. Drop by or give a call.
Lots on tap for the weekend. Folks will be arriving today for the Beaver Island Biking Festival, which runs through Sunday. Details are on the calendar. Also this weekend, Lego club is at the Library. That’s at 1 on Saturday. And we have movies here at the BIC Center. At 4, the show is Wonder Park. It’s the animated story of an amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl comes alive. It’s rate PG, so great for the entire family. At 7, the feature is US—the 2nd horror movie from award winning director Jordan Peele. A family’s serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them. It’s rated R and has plenty of scares. Concession stand will be open with Nathan’s hot dogs, popcorn, pretzels, sweets, soda and other drinks.
Also Saturday, Lighthouse Tours at Whiskey Point from 11 to 1 and Protar’s house will be open from 1 to 3.
Sunday, worship services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse Fellowship. Check the calendar for details.
Looking ahead to early next week…
Our summer exercise program gets started here at the BIC Center. There’ll be something every day but Sunday. Yoga on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuesdays, Tai Chi and Thursdays kick boxing moves for exercise right here at the BIC Center. And, Saturdays, Self Defense exercise classes. Everything starts the week of the 24th with all classes starting at 9:30 in the McDonough’s Market Theater. And, the Artrhritis Foundation Exercise Program is running this summer, too, but at a new time so you can do Yogaas well. The new times for the Arthritis program is 10:30 to 11:30—still Tuesdays and Fridays.
Also next week, Dr. Newcomb will be in at the Health Center on Monday from 9:30 to 12:30. 2275 is the number to set up an appointment.
Tuesday, the Trudy Works Memorial Golf Tournament is on. Tee times start at 9:30. You can still sign up. Check the calendar for details. Tuesday evening, our summer Tuesday movies continue here at the BIC Center with Winder Park showing again at 6:30. After this Tuesday, Tuesday evening movie times will be 5:30.
Here’s a something for you if you have some firewood to sell. St. James township is looking for a firewood vendor for the St. James campground for the season. Details are on the St. James Township website at S-T James T-W-P dot org and on the calendar. Applications are due on the 24th.
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 Sunny, with a high near 72. North wind around 5 mph. Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 47. West wind around 5 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Saturday Night A 30 percent chance of showers after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. East wind around 5 mph. Sunday A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Sunday Night Showers likely before 8pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 8pm and 2am, then a chance of showers after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Monday A chance of showers before 8am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 5pm, then a chance of showers after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Monday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Out on the Big Drink… This Afternoon Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less. Saturday ENE wind 5 to 10 kt. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less. Sunday SE wind around 10 kt. A chance of showers after 8am. Waves 1 ft or less. Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: No, nadda…zip. But, there will b elots of bikers on the island this weekend—and downtown gets really busy with every ferry errival. So, let’s be careful out there.
Now a look at Phyllis’s Facebook post for today…
ON THIS DATE in 1885, the dismantled Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of America, arrives in New York Harbor after being shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in 350 individual pieces packed in more than 200 cases. The copper and iron statue was reassembled and dedicated the following year in a ceremony presided over by U.S. President Grover Cleveland.
Today, the Statue of Liberty is one of America’s most famous landmarks. Over the years, it has been the site of political rallies and protests (from suffragettes to anti-war activists), has been featured in numerous movies and countless photographs, and has received millions of visitors from around the globe.
DID YOU KNOW: the most popular instrument in North Korea is the accordion, so much so that all teachers used to be required to play to get their teaching certifications. Because the accordion is portable in a way that, say, a grand piano isn’t, it was thought of as the “people’s instrument” that could be taken outside and played for laborers in the fields.
WORD OF THE DAY: caterpillar (KAT-uh-pil-er). No, not the sense of an insect that crawls on the trees or a tractor—we’ll get to those. Today we’re talking about a less well known meaning: a person who preys on others; extortioner. Caterpillar has a complicated history. Late Middle English has catyrpel, catirpiller. These are probably alterations of catepelose, an Old North French variant of Old French chatepelose “hairy cat,” from chate “(female) cat,” from Late Latin cattus (masculine) and catta (feminine) “cat” and pelose, pelouse “hairy,” from Latin pilōsus. The Middle English spelling with -yr- is probably due to association with cater “tomcat” (as in caterwaul “to utter long, wailing cries”); the final -er is probably by association with piller “despoiler.” Caterpillar in its original sense “larva of a butterfly or moth” entered English in the 15th century; the sense “extortioner” arose in the late 15th century; the sense “a tractor with two endless steel bands for moving over rough terrain” is a trademark dating from the early years of the 20th century, just in time for World War I.
Birthdays: Joe Kilmartin and Karen Johnson. Happy birthday to Karen and Joe. And, happy birthday to you to if we missed you on our list—from all of us at W-V-B-I and Beaver Island Community Center.
A program note for you… this evening, be sure to tune in for our weekly Friday evening music shows: At 6, That Thing with Rich Appel takes you back to the top down style of Radio in the 1970s. The Titus Jennings Experience is on at 9 with nothing but Damn Fine Music. Then, at 11, Rich Warren is in with the Midnight Special. And tomorrow morning, get your Saturday going with an information download. Worldlink is on at 6 with a look at world news through the eyes of those living it. At 7, it’s Inside Europe and from 8 to 9 Radiolab from W-N-Y-C. Then, the Top ten plus five is on at 10.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Friday… Here’s a thought for this longest day of the year—the start of summer: A life without love is like a year without summer.
On a the lighter note … What does bread do for summer vacation? It loafs around.
SFX: Wah, wah wah….
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Friday, June 21st, 2019. I’m Kevin Boyle at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking you: why not make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.
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Community Calendar for Thursday, June 20th, 2019

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From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Thursday, June 20th, 2019.
First some news… Last night’s meeting at St James Township Hall concerning the the J.A .Wollham Foundation’s plan to purchase the Beaver Island Marina and gift it to St. James Township was well attended and well presented. An excellent overview of the proposal was given by Kitty McNamara with the help of all the other officials from St. James Township. The township officials are continuing to work with all parties involved. You can read the plan on the township website at stjamestwp.org
BIHS notice Summer is upon us! Join us on Wednesdays and Saturdays for these weekly events:
June 19 – August 28
11-1 PM
Picnic at the Point (Wednesdays only)
Whiskey Point Lighthouse Tours 
1-3 PM
Protar Home Tours!
28315 Sloptown Road
Thursday: First Farmers Market of the Season 9 a.m. Paradise Bay Coffee Shop – Shop opens at 0830 Games Galore 1 p.m. BICC 7 p.m. Library Board meeting at the Library
Friday: 10 a.m. BICC Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Bike the Beaver Begins www.beaverislandbikefestival.com/
5:30 BICC PABI Solstice Dinner by invitation
This weekend, Lego club is at the Library. That’s at 1 on Saturday.
And we have movies here at the BIC Center. At 4 Wonder Park PG | 1h 25min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy Wonder Park tells the story of an amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.
on Saturday at 7 US R | 1h 56min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller A family’s serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.
Concession stand will be open with Nathan’s hot dogs, popcorn, pretzels, sweets, soda and other drinks.
Sunday, worship services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse Fellowship. Check the calendar for details.
Looking ahead, some big events coming up. Beaver Island Bike Festival is this weekend—the 21st to the 23rd. It’s looking like Daddy Franks will be open soon, too. We’ll keep you posted.
Here’s something to get on your calendar. All sorts of fun exercise opportunities coming up here at the BIC Center for the summer season. There’ll be something every day. Yoga on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuesdays, Tai Chi and Thursdays kick boxing moves for exercise right here at the BIC Center. And, Saturdays, Self Defense exercise classes. Everything starts the week of the 24th with all classes starting at 9:30 in the McDonough’s Market Theater.
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 Mostly Cloudy. High 72F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight Partly Cloudy. Low 49F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Greene’s Bay Beach 56 this morning with an overnight low of 53. Things will be warming up there today too.
Marine Forecast Today Northeast winds 10 to 20 kt becoming north. Waves 3 to 5 ft.
Tonight North winds 10 to 20 kt diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Waves 3 to 5 ft subsiding to 1 to 3 ft.
TRAFFIC: No, nadda…zip. Lots of hare crossings, turtles and a few snakes using the roads, along with the darting deer So, let’s be careful out there.
DID YOU KNOW On this date On this day in 1975, Jaws, a film directed by Steven Spielberg that made countless viewers afraid to go into the water, opens in theaters. The story of a great white shark that terrorizes a New England resort town became an instant blockbuster and the highest-grossing film in movie history until it was bested by 1977’s Star Wars. Jaws was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Picture category and took home three Oscars, for Best Film Editing, Best Original Score and Best Sound. The film, a breakthrough for director Spielberg, then 27 years old, spawned several sequels.
WORD OF THE DAY: Demeanor Behavior towards others or outward manner
Birthdays: John Harris And, to you to if we missed you on our list—Happy Birthday from all of us at W-V-B-I and Beaver Island Community Center.
A program note for you… we’ve added a new show here at WVBI. It’s the Beaver Island Birding Report with hosts Pam Grassmick and Donna Hardenburg. Hard to find better experts than these two ladies on the birds of Beaver Island. If you missed their first show last Friday, you can hear it as podcast. Just go to W-V-B-I dot net and click on the podcasts menu at the top. And listen again this Friday after for this week’s show at 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Thursday…
Here’s a thought for the day for you “It’s all God’s will: you can die in your sleep, and God can spare you in battle.” 
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
On a lighter note … Who is the greatest babysitter mentioned in the Bible? David, he rocked Goliath to sleep!!!
SFX: Clock Chime….
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Thursday, June 20th, 2019.
I’m Greg Doig at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking you: why not make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.

Community Calendar for Thursday, June 20th, 2019

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From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Thursday, June 20th, 2019.
First some news… Last night’s meeting at St James Township Hall concerning the the J.A .Wollham Foundation’s plan to purchase the Beaver Island Marina and gift it to St. James Township was well attended and well presented. An excellent overview of the proposal was given by Kitty McNamara with the help of all the other officials from St. James Township. The township officials are continuing to work with all parties involved. You can read the plan on the township website at stjamestwp.org
BIHS notice Summer is upon us! Join us on Wednesdays and Saturdays for these weekly events:
June 19 – August 28
11-1 PM
Picnic at the Point (Wednesdays only)
Whiskey Point Lighthouse Tours 
1-3 PM
Protar Home Tours!
28315 Sloptown Road
Thursday: First Farmers Market of the Season 9 a.m. Paradise Bay Coffee Shop – Shop opens at 0830 Games Galore 1 p.m. BICC 7 p.m. Library Board meeting at the Library
Friday: 10 a.m. BICC Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Bike the Beaver Begins www.beaverislandbikefestival.com/
5:30 BICC PABI Solstice Dinner by invitation
This weekend, Lego club is at the Library. That’s at 1 on Saturday.
And we have movies here at the BIC Center. At 4 Wonder Park PG | 1h 25min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy Wonder Park tells the story of an amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.
on Saturday at 7 US R | 1h 56min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller A family’s serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.
Concession stand will be open with Nathan’s hot dogs, popcorn, pretzels, sweets, soda and other drinks.
Sunday, worship services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse Fellowship. Check the calendar for details.
Looking ahead, some big events coming up. Beaver Island Bike Festival is this weekend—the 21st to the 23rd. It’s looking like Daddy Franks will be open soon, too. We’ll keep you posted.
Here’s something to get on your calendar. All sorts of fun exercise opportunities coming up here at the BIC Center for the summer season. There’ll be something every day. Yoga on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuesdays, Tai Chi and Thursdays kick boxing moves for exercise right here at the BIC Center. And, Saturdays, Self Defense exercise classes. Everything starts the week of the 24th with all classes starting at 9:30 in the McDonough’s Market Theater.
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 Mostly Cloudy. High 72F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight Partly Cloudy. Low 49F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Greene’s Bay Beach 56 this morning with an overnight low of 53. Things will be warming up there today too.
Marine Forecast Today Northeast winds 10 to 20 kt becoming north. Waves 3 to 5 ft.
Tonight North winds 10 to 20 kt diminishing to 5 to 10 kt. Waves 3 to 5 ft subsiding to 1 to 3 ft.
TRAFFIC: No, nadda…zip. Lots of hare crossings, turtles and a few snakes using the roads, along with the darting deer So, let’s be careful out there.
DID YOU KNOW On this date On this day in 1975, Jaws, a film directed by Steven Spielberg that made countless viewers afraid to go into the water, opens in theaters. The story of a great white shark that terrorizes a New England resort town became an instant blockbuster and the highest-grossing film in movie history until it was bested by 1977’s Star Wars. Jaws was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Picture category and took home three Oscars, for Best Film Editing, Best Original Score and Best Sound. The film, a breakthrough for director Spielberg, then 27 years old, spawned several sequels.
WORD OF THE DAY: Demeanor Behavior towards others or outward manner
Birthdays: John Harris And, to you to if we missed you on our list—Happy Birthday from all of us at W-V-B-I and Beaver Island Community Center.
A program note for you… we’ve added a new show here at WVBI. It’s the Beaver Island Birding Report with hosts Pam Grassmick and Donna Hardenburg. Hard to find better experts than these two ladies on the birds of Beaver Island. If you missed their first show last Friday, you can hear it as podcast. Just go to W-V-B-I dot net and click on the podcasts menu at the top. And listen again this Friday after for this week’s show at 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Thursday…
Here’s a thought for the day for you “It’s all God’s will: you can die in your sleep, and God can spare you in battle.” 
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
On a lighter note … Who is the greatest babysitter mentioned in the Bible? David, he rocked Goliath to sleep!!!
SFX: Clock Chime….
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Thursday, June 20th, 2019.
I’m Greg Doig at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking you: why not make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.

Community Calendar for Wednesday, June19th, 2019

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From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday, June 19th, 2019. First some news… Summer is officially about to begin this weekend so check the calendar often at wvbi.net If you have an event you want listed go to the calender page and add your event by click the button in the upper right of the calendar
Wednesday: 9:30 Peaine Township Hall Talking Threads Quilt Guild
7 p.m. Bingo Gregg Fellowship Hall Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Check Calendar at wvbi.net
7 p.m. Beaver Island Marina Update at St. James Township Hall On Wednesday, June 19th, there’s a special St. James meeting about what’s going on with the J.A .Wollham Foundation’s plan to purchase the Beaver Island Marina and gift it to St. James Township. Learn about the proposed timeline and how the proposal impacts township goals, taxes and economics of the island.
Thursday: First Farmers Market of the Season 9 a.m. Paradise Bay Coffee Shop – Shop opens at 0830 Games Galore 1 p.m. BICC 7 p.m. Library Board meeting at the Library
Friday: 10 a.m. BICC Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Bike the Beaver Begins www.beaverislandbikefestival.com/
5:30 BICC PABI Solstice Dinner by invitation 7 p.m. Wildlife Club Meeting at Peaine Township Hall
This weekend, Lego club is at the Library. That’s at 1 on Saturday.
And we have movies here at the BIC Center. At 4 Wonder Park PG | 1h 25min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy Wonder Park tells the story of an amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.
on Saturday at 7 US R | 1h 56min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller A family’s serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.
Concession stand will be open with Nathan’s hot dogs, popcorn, pretzels, sweets, soda and other drinks.
Sunday, worship services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse Fellowship. Check the calendar for details.
Looking ahead, some big events coming up. Beaver Island Bike Festival is this weekend—the 21st to the 23rd. It’s looking like Daddy Franks will be open soon, too. We’ll keep you posted.
Here’s something to get on your calendar. All sorts of fun exercise opportunities coming up here at the BIC Center for the summer season. There’ll be something every day. Yoga on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuesdays, Tai Chi and Thursdays kick boxing moves for exercise right here at the BIC Center. And, Saturdays, Self Defense exercise classes. Everything starts the week of the 24th with all classes starting at 9:30 in the McDonough’s Market Theater.
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 AM Clouds/PM Sun. High 66F. Winds light and variable.
Tonight Partly Cloudy. Low near 50F. Winds light and variable.
Greene’s Bay Beach 54 degrees which was the low for the night. Same forecast today as in town
Marine Forecast
Today North winds 10 to 20 kt. Patchy fog this morning. Waves 1 to 3 ft.
Tonight North winds 10 to 20 kt becoming northeast. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
TRAFFIC: No, nadda…zip. Lots of hare crossings, turtles and a few snakes using the roads, along with the darting deer So, let’s be careful out there.
DID YOU KNOW On this date In 1960 Loretta Lynn records “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl”
WORD OF THE DAY: Insuperable incapable of being surmounted, overcome, passed over, or solved

Birthdays: None Listed And, to you to if we missed you on our list—Happy Birthday from all of us at W-V-B-I and Beaver Island Community Center.
A program note for you… we’ve added a new show here at WVBI. It’s the Beaver Island Birding Report with hosts Pam Grassmick and Donna Hardenburg. Hard to find better experts than these two ladies on the birds of Beaver Island. If you missed their first show last Friday, you can hear it as podcast. Just go to W-V-B-I dot net and click on the podcasts menu at the top. And listen again this Friday after for this week’s show at 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Wednesday… Here’s a thought for the day for you photographers out there: “Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have someone click the shutter.” 
― Ansel Adams
On a lighter note … Why did the lemur stop dating the sloth? He never made a move!!!
SFX: Clock Chime….
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Wednesday, June 19th, 2019.
I’m Greg Doig at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking you: why not make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.

Community Calendar for Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Posted Leave a commentPosted in News Update

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday, June 19th, 2019. First some news… Summer is officially about to begin this weekend so check the calendar often at wvbi.net If you have an event you want listed go to the calender page and add your event by click the button in the upper right of the calendar
Wednesday: 9:30 Peaine Township Hall Talking Threads Quilt Guild
7 p.m. Bingo Gregg Fellowship Hall Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Check Calendar at wvbi.net
7 p.m. Beaver Island Marina Update at St. James Township Hall On Wednesday, June 19th, there’s a special St. James meeting about what’s going on with the J.A .Wollham Foundation’s plan to purchase the Beaver Island Marina and gift it to St. James Township. Learn about the proposed timeline and how the proposal impacts township goals, taxes and economics of the island.
Thursday: First Farmers Market of the Season 9 a.m. Paradise Bay Coffee Shop – Shop opens at 0830 Games Galore 1 p.m. BICC 7 p.m. Library Board meeting at the Library
Friday: 10 a.m. BICC Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Bike the Beaver Begins www.beaverislandbikefestival.com/
5:30 BICC PABI Solstice Dinner by invitation 7 p.m. Wildlife Club Meeting at Peaine Township Hall
This weekend, Lego club is at the Library. That’s at 1 on Saturday.
And we have movies here at the BIC Center. At 4 Wonder Park PG | 1h 25min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy Wonder Park tells the story of an amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.
on Saturday at 7 US R | 1h 56min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller A family’s serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.
Concession stand will be open with Nathan’s hot dogs, popcorn, pretzels, sweets, soda and other drinks.
Sunday, worship services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse Fellowship. Check the calendar for details.
Looking ahead, some big events coming up. Beaver Island Bike Festival is this weekend—the 21st to the 23rd. It’s looking like Daddy Franks will be open soon, too. We’ll keep you posted.
Here’s something to get on your calendar. All sorts of fun exercise opportunities coming up here at the BIC Center for the summer season. There’ll be something every day. Yoga on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuesdays, Tai Chi and Thursdays kick boxing moves for exercise right here at the BIC Center. And, Saturdays, Self Defense exercise classes. Everything starts the week of the 24th with all classes starting at 9:30 in the McDonough’s Market Theater.
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 AM Clouds/PM Sun. High 66F. Winds light and variable.
Tonight Partly Cloudy. Low near 50F. Winds light and variable.
Greene’s Bay Beach 54 degrees which was the low for the night. Same forecast today as in town
Marine Forecast
Today North winds 10 to 20 kt. Patchy fog this morning. Waves 1 to 3 ft.
Tonight North winds 10 to 20 kt becoming northeast. Waves 2 to 4 ft.
TRAFFIC: No, nadda…zip. Lots of hare crossings, turtles and a few snakes using the roads, along with the darting deer So, let’s be careful out there.
DID YOU KNOW On this date In 1960 Loretta Lynn records “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl”
WORD OF THE DAY: Insuperable incapable of being surmounted, overcome, passed over, or solved

Birthdays: None Listed And, to you to if we missed you on our list—Happy Birthday from all of us at W-V-B-I and Beaver Island Community Center.
A program note for you… we’ve added a new show here at WVBI. It’s the Beaver Island Birding Report with hosts Pam Grassmick and Donna Hardenburg. Hard to find better experts than these two ladies on the birds of Beaver Island. If you missed their first show last Friday, you can hear it as podcast. Just go to W-V-B-I dot net and click on the podcasts menu at the top. And listen again this Friday after for this week’s show at 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Wednesday… Here’s a thought for the day for you photographers out there: “Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have someone click the shutter.” 
― Ansel Adams
On a lighter note … Why did the lemur stop dating the sloth? He never made a move!!!
SFX: Clock Chime….
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Wednesday, June 19th, 2019.
I’m Greg Doig at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking you: why not make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.