Community Calendar for Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Posted Posted in News Update

GD: Today is Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019.  I’m Greg Doig, with the W-V-B-I Community Calendar.

GD: First some news…

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS

EVENING…

 

* WHAT…Another round of heavier snow will spread into the area

later this morning and persist through the afternoon.

Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected

today with some localized higher amounts possible.

 

* WHERE…Portions of Northern Lower Michigan.

 

Wednesday

Talking Threads Quilt Guild 9:30 a.m. Peaine Township Hall

 

Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce after Hours Dalwhinnies 5-7 p.m.

It’s been several months since our last business after hours gathering, so we are getting together for an update and to have time to talk about plans for the upcoming summer season. We’ll talk about plans for the Irish Festival, our Discover Beaver Island promotion and more.

So we invite current and potential Chamber members to join us

 

 

Thursday

Pickle Ball at 10 a.m. BICC

Games Galore 1 p.m. BICC

Euchre Stoney Acre 7 p.m.

 

Friday

Wildlife Club is looking for volunteers with chainsaws:  working on an aspen cut beginning this Friday, 1/25/19 off Johnny Martin’s trail. Lunch will provided

Please call Phil Wyckoff (448-2874) or Mark LaFreniere (448-2220) to let us know you are coming

 

Arthritis foundation exercise program at bicc Friday at 10 AM

BICS Basketball away at Mackinac

 

Saturday

BICS Basketball away versus Mackinac

 

Lego club Beaver Island District Library Saturday at one

Self-defense class at Peaine Township Hall Saturday at 5 PM

 

 

Movies Saturday 
Early: 4 p.m. Tea With the Dames

Unrated | 1h 24min | Documentary Dames Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright, and Maggie Smith get together for tea to reminisce and discuss their acting careers.

 

 

Late: 7 p.m. Bad Times at the El Royale

R | 2h 21min | Crime, Drama, Mystery Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors – before everything goes to hell

 

 

Call 2022 if you have any questions about what’s happening at the BICC

 

Sunday

Worship Services – Check Calendar

 

Announcements

The Beaver Island Rural Health Center and Beaver Island EMS present a Free CPR Training course for members of the community. Just call 231-448-2275 to reserve your space and materials.

2/22/19 1-4 p.m.

 

The Beaver Island Community Players are working on a show for spring.  All interested actors and actresses (or wanna bees) stop by the BIDL (library) and pick up a script to look at. Auditions soon. Need 6 players (2 M, 4 F). Production set for end of April!

 

ST JAMES TOWNSHIP BOARD TRUSTEE VACANCY POSTING

St James Township is seeking applications for the position of Township Trustee. The vacancy will be appointed for the remainder of the current term (through November 2020). To be eligible to apply, you must have resided in St James Township for at least 30 days, be 18 years of age or older, a US citizen, and be registered to vote.Applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Any interested applicants must submit a letter of interest explaining how they can carry out the responsibilities and how their individual skills will benefit the township. Letters must be submitted by email to: Supervisor Kathleen McNamara, mcnamara.stjamestwp.bi@gmail.com

 

 

Weather

presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market:

 

Today

Cloudy with snow. High near 25F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.

 

Tonight

Cloudy with snow showers mainly during the evening. Low 18F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50%. About one inch of snow expected.

 

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station

23 and same forecast as in town today

 

TRAFFIC:  No delays on the island beltway. Traffic smooth in and out to both airports. But the roads are slick with ice, so let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.

WORD OF THE DAY:

Imbroglio (im-BROHL-yoh)

 

an acutely painful or embarrassing misunderstanding

 

a circumstance or action that offends propriety or established moral conceptions or disgraces those associated with it : scandal

 

a violently confused or bitterly complicated altercation : embroilment

 

GD: Now, birthdays:

None listed

 

The Discover Beaver Island 2019 Summer Calendar is online and it includes all of your favorite summer season events—from May through October. To find it, just point your browser at summer dot W-V-B-I dot net. If your summer event isn’t listed there, let us know about it with an email to calendar at W-V-B-I dot net or add it yourself with the handy Post Your Event Button in the upper right of the Calendar..

 

 

GD: Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Wednesday…

Here’s a thought for the day: For Lucas and Sophia and all our listeners –

“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.” 
― Harvey Pekar

 

On a lighter note…

I once auditioned for a movie part as a mime. I failed to get the role. When I asked the director why I didn’t get the role, he said it was something I said!!!

 

SFX: Studio Bell

 

GD: That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

 

The Annual Fundraiser for PABI is going on now. Go to biccenter.org to learn how you can help.

 

Mission Deep Space has begun for Team BIROBOT at BICS. Follow them at their website birobot.org and help support by going to shop.birobot.org

 

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, January 17th, 2019

Posted Posted in News Update

GD: Today is Thursday, January 17th, 2019.  I’m Greg Doig, with the W-V-B-I Community Calendar.

GD: First some news…

 

Thursday

½ day for students at BICS and also Friday

BICC Pickle Ball at 10 Games Galore at 1300

Euchre Stoney Acre at 1900

BI Historical Society Meeting 7 p.m.?

 

Friday

Arthritis foundation exercise program at bicc Friday at 10 AM

BICS Basketball at home versus 5:30 p.m. Ojibwe

 

Saturday

BICS Basketball at home versus 8:30 a.m. Ojibwe

 

Lego club Beaver Island District Library Saturday at one

Self-defense class at Peaine Township Hall Saturday at 5 PM

 

 

Movies Saturday 
Early: 4 p.m. Journey to the Edge of the Universe

1h 31min | Documentary A journey through space and time. Using one single, unbroken shot, explore the entire length of the universe.

 

Late: 7 p.m. 1985

1h 25min | Drama A closeted young man goes home for the holidays and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family.

 

Call 2022 if you have any questions about what’s happening at the BICC

 

Sunday

Join us for COA Sunday Dinner! Lemon Pepper Chicken Breast, Roasted Bakers, Fiesta Corn, Cole Slaw DESERT: Berry Parfait Door Prizes

Worship Services – Check Calendar

 

Announcements

The Beaver Island Community Players are working on a show for spring.  All interested actors and actresses (or wanna bees) stop by the BIDL (library) and pick up a script to look at. Auditions soon. Need 6 players (2 M, 4 F). Production set for end of April!

 

ST JAMES TOWNSHIP BOARD TRUSTEE VACANCY POSTING

St James Township is seeking applications for the position of Township Trustee. The vacancy will be appointed for the remainder of the current term (through November 2020). To be eligible to apply, you must have resided in St James Township for at least 30 days, be 18 years of age or older, a US citizen, and be registered to vote.Applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Any interested applicants must submit a letter of interest explaining how they can carry out the responsibilities and how their individual skills will benefit the township. Letters must be submitted by email to: Supervisor Kathleen McNamara, mcnamara.stjamestwp.bi@gmail.com

 

 

Weather

presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market:

 

Today

. PM Snow Showers. High 27F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

 

Tonight

Snow Showers Early. Low 16F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

 

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station

Around 16 at 9 a.m.

 

TRAFFIC:  No delays on the island beltway. Traffic smooth in and out to both airports. But the roads are slick with ice, so let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.

WORD OF THE DAY:

farouche

unruly or disorderly : wild

marked by shyness and lack of social graces

 

 

GD: Now, birthdays:

MaryJean Pike

Mark Engelsman

Ron Smith

 

The Discover Beaver Island 2019 Summer Calendar is online and it includes all of your favorite summer season events—from May through October. To find it, just point your browser at summer dot W-V-B-I dot net. If your summer event isn’t listed there, let us know about it with an email to calendar at W-V-B-I dot net or add it yourself with the handy Post Your Event Button in the upper right of the Calendar..

 

 

GD: Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Thursday…

Here’s a thought for the day: For Lucas and Sophia and all our listeners –

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.” 
― Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

 

On a lighter note…

Some dogs try to dance but most suffer from two left feet

While driving into town this morning, a snowshoe rabbit ran in front of my car. Luckily, I missed it by a hare!!!

 

SFX: Studio Bell

 

GD: That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar Thursday, January 17th, 2019

The Annual Fundraiser for PABI is going on now. Go to biccenter.org to learn how you can help.

 

Mission Deep Space has begun for Team BIROBOT at BICS. Follow them at their website birobot.org and help support by going to shop.birobot.org

 

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 Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Posted Posted in News Update

GD: Today is Tuesday, January 15th, 2019.  I’m Greg Doig, with the W-V-B-I Community Calendar.

GD: First some news…

The Beaver Island Community Players are working on a show for spring.  All interested actors and actresses (or wanna bees) stop by the BIDL (library) and pick up a script to look at. Auditions soon. Need 6 players (2 M, 4 F). Production set for end of April!

ST JAMES TOWNSHIP BOARD TRUSTEE VACANCY POSTING

St James Township is seeking applications for the position of Township Trustee. The vacancy will be appointed for the remainder of the current term (through November 2020). To be eligible to apply, you must have resided in St James Township for at least 30 days, be 18 years of age or older, a US citizen, and be registered to vote.Applications must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Any interested applicants must submit a letter of interest explaining how they can carry out the responsibilities and how their individual skills will benefit the township. Letters must be submitted by email to: Supervisor Kathleen McNamara, mcnamara.stjamestwp.bi@gmail.com

Tuesday

BICC

Arthritis foundation exercise program at 10 AM

Pickleball at 10 a.m.

The St James Planning Commission is meeting at 7:00 pm at the St James township hall.

Wednesday

Talking Threads Quilt Guild Peaine Township Hall 0930

Thursday

½ day for students at BICS and also Friday

BICC Pickle Ball at 10 Games Galore at 1300

Euchre Stoney Acre at 1900

BI Historical Society Meeting 7 p.m.?

Friday

Arthritis foundation exercise program at bicc Friday at 10 AM

BICS Basketball at home versus 5:30 p.m. Ojibwe

Saturday

BICS Basketball at home versus 8:30 a.m. Ojibwe

Lego club Beaver Island District Library Saturday at one

Self-defense class at Peaine Township Hall Saturday at 5 PM

Movies Saturday
Early: 4 p.m.  Journey to the Edge of the Universe

1h 31min | Documentary A journey through space and time. Using one single, unbroken shot, explore the entire length of the universe.

Late: 7 p.m.  1985

1h 25min | Drama A closeted young man goes home for the holidays and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family.

Call 2022 if you have any questions about what’s happening at the BICC

Sunday Worship Services – Check Calendar

Weather

presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market:

Today

Cloudy/Wind. High 32F. WSW winds at 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 20 to 30 mph.

Night

Snow Showers/Wind Early. Low 16F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station

29 and light wind from the N

TRAFFIC:  No delays on the island beltway. Traffic smooth in and out to both airports. But the roads are slick with ice, so let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.

WORD OF THE DAY:

Liaison

a binding or thickening agent used in cooking

or a close bond or connection

GD: Now, birthdays: 

David LePow

Condolences

Sharon Elizabeth Scamehorn

Passed away 12/28/18 in Alabama. She spent her summers on Beaver Island.

Memorial Services will be hold on Beaver Island this summer.

Share condolences at Serenityfuneralhome.com

The Discover Beaver Island 2019 Summer Calendar is online and it includes all of your favorite summer season events—from May through October.  To find it, just point your browser at summer dot W-V-B-I dot net.  If your summer event isn’t listed there, let us know about it with an email to calendar at W-V-B-I dot net or add it yourself with the handy Post Your Event Button in the upper right of the Calendar..

GD: Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Tuesday…

Here’s a thought for the day: For Lucas and Sophia and all our listeners –

Speak words of wisdom, encouragement and blessing every day.

On a lighter note…

If you shop at Target wearing a red shirt and khakis, don’t get upset if strangers start asking you questions!!!

SFX: Studio Bell

GD: That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

The Annual Fundraiser for PABI is going on now. Go to biccenter.org to learn how you can help.

Mission Deep Space has begun for Team BIROBOT at BICS. Follow them at their website birobot.org and help support by going to shop.birobot.org

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 Monday, January 14th, 2019

Posted Posted in News Update

GD: Today is Monday, January 14th, 2019.  I’m Greg Doig, with the W-V-B-I Community Calendar.

GD: First some news…

The Discover Beaver Island 2019 Summer Calendar is online and it includes all of your favorite summer season events—from May through October.  To find it, just point your browser at summer dot W-V-B-I dot net.  If your summer event isn’t listed there, let us know about it with an email to calendar at W-V-B-I dot net or add it yourself with the handy Post Your Event Button in the upper right of the Calendar..

Monday

BICS School Board Meeting 7 p.m.

Tuesday

BICC

Arthritis foundation exercise program at 10 AM

Pickleball at 10 a.m.

The St James Planning Commission is meeting at 7:00 pm at the St James township hall.

Wednesday

Talking Threads Quilt Guild Peaine Township Hall 0930

Thursday

½ day for students at BICS and also Friday

BICC Pickle Ball at 10 Games Galore at 1300

Euchre Stoney Acre at 1900

BI Historical Society Meeting 7 p.m.?

Friday

Arthritis foundation exercise program at bicc Friday at 10 AM

BICS Basketball at home versus 5:30 p.m. Ojibwe

Saturday

BICS Basketball at home versus 8:30 a.m. Ojibwe

Lego club Beaver Island District Library Saturday at one

Self-defense class at Peaine Township Hall Saturday at 5 PM

Movies Saturday
Early: 4 p.m.  Journey to the Edge of the Universe

1h 31min | Documentary A journey through space and time. Using one single, unbroken shot, explore the entire length of the universe.

Late: 7 p.m.  1985

1h 25min | Drama A closeted young man goes home for the holidays and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family.

Call 2022 if you have any questions about what’s happening at the BICC

Sunday Worship Services – Check Calendar

Weather

presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market:

Today

Cloudy. Temps nearly steady around 30. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Night

Mostly Cloudy. Low 21F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Greenes Bay Beach – Boyle Family Station

31 and winds at 8mph from SSW

Marine Report

Today

West to southwest winds 10 to 20 kt. Slight chance of light freezing drizzle this morning, then slight chance of rain, light freezing rain and snow this afternoon. Waves 2 to 4 ft.

Tonight

West winds 10 to 20 kt becoming northwest 10 to 15 kt. Slight chance of light freezing rain, snow with patchy light freezing drizzle in the evening, then chance of light freezing rain and snow with possible freezing drizzle and overnight. Waves 2 to 4 ft.

TRAFFIC:  No delays on the island beltway. Traffic smooth in and out to both airports. But the roads are slick with ice, so let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.

WORD OF THE DAY:

Mea culpa

:a formal acknowledgment of personal fault or error

GD: Now, birthdays: 

Samantha Kuligoski

GD: Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday…

Here’s a thought for the day: For Lucas and Sophia and all our listeners –

Anonymous- “Be an encourager, the world has enough critics already.”

On a lighter note…

A lot of people that made New Years resolution to diet have already quit. They are now known after eating as desserters!!!

SFX: Studio Bell

GD: That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar Monday, January 14th, 2019

The Annual Fundraiser for PABI is going on now. Go to biccenter.org to learn how you can help.

Mission Deep Space has begun for Team BIROBOT at BICS. Follow them at their website birobot.org and help support by going to shop.birobot.org

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, November 28th, 2018

Posted Posted in News Update

Program:
Air Date(s) Community Calendar
November 28, 2018
KB: Today is Wednesday, November 28th, 2018.  I’m Kevin Boyle, with the W-V-B-I Community Calendar.
KB: First some news…

Mark Carrington from the Health Center board reports that the new dental equipment has been installed at the Health Center. So it looks like more than a year-long time without dental services available on the island may be coming to an end. Mark is going to give us a tour of the new office this afternoon on Beaver Island Perspectives. Listen this afternoon after our global news at 5 for that.
KB: Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…

This morning, Talking Threads Quilt Guild at Peaine Township Hall at 9:30. Special Pickle Ball session today from 10 to noon here at the BIC Center.

And regularPickle Ball from 10 to noon tomorrow. Also tomorrow, the Emergency Services Authority meets at 2 at Peaine Township Hall. Euchre Thursday evening at 7 at Stoney. Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program here at the BIC Center from 10 to 11. Pickle Ball Tuesday and Thursday 10 to noon.

This weekend, basketball gets underway at B-I-C-S with some out of league play. The Great Lakes Islands Basketball Tournament will be there with games Friday afternoon and evening, and Saturday morning. Teams will be here from Washington Island, Mackinaw Island and South Bass Island. Game schedule is on tye community calendar as are the menus for the concession stand. There’ll be lunch and dinner Friday and breakfast and lunch Saturday.

Also this weekend, our Christmas Movie festival starts here at the BIC Center—kick-off movies are The Polar Express at 3 and Elf at 7. It’s part of a month of your favorite Christmas movies and shows here at the BIC Center. There’ll be classic movies and cartoons—old and new. All your favorite Christmas shows. Check out the line-up on the BIC Center website at bic-benter dot org.

Other Christmas events to get on your calendar are the annual Cookie exchange at the Gregg Fellowship Center. That’s on Saturday, December 8th from 11 to 3. There are a few special items you need to order in advance. Check the calendar for that info. And B-I-C-S students have a Christmas Program planned for December 20. That’ll be here at the BIC Center at 7.
KB: You can find more information on all of these events and everything else we know about that’s happening on the island at calendar dot w-v-b-I dot net.
KB: Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market:

Today
Cloudy, with a high near 32. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
Tonight
A slight chance of snow showers and freezing drizzle between 4am and 5am, then a slight chance of snow showers after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday
A slight chance of snow showers and freezing drizzle before 10am, then a chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Thursday evening, chance of snow showers before 9pm, then a chance of freezing drizzle. Cloudy, with a low around 29. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.
OUT ON THE BIG DRINK:
Today
WNW wind around 10 kt. Cloudy. Waves 1 ft or less.
Thursday
SSE wind 5 to 10 kt. A chance of snow before 2pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Waves 1 ft or less.

TRAFFIC:  No delays on the island beltway. Traffic smooth in and out to both airports. But the roads are slick with ice, so let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
KB: ON THIS DATE in 1520, After sailing through the dangerous straits below South America that now bear his name, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan enters the Pacific Ocean with three ships, becoming the first European explorer to reach the Pacific from the Atlantic.

On September 20, 1519, Magellan set sail from Spain in an effort to find a western sea route to the rich Spice Islands of Indonesia. He searched the Rio de la Plata, a large estuary south of Brazil, for a way through; failing, he continued south along the coast of Patagonia. At the end of March 1520, the expedition set up winter quarters at Port St. Julian.

On October 21, he finally discovered the strait he had been seeking. The Strait of Magellan, as it became known, is located near the tip of South America, separating Tierra del Fuego and the continental mainland. Only three ships entered the passage; one had been wrecked and another deserted. It took 38 days to navigate the treacherous strait, and when ocean was sighted at the other end Magellan wept with joy. His fleet accomplished the westward crossing of the ocean in 99 days, crossing waters so strangely calm that the ocean was named “Pacific,” from the Latin word pacificus, meaning “tranquil.”

WORD OF THE DAY: betwixt; adverb or preposition; (bih-TWIKST) between
“Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean; and so betwixt the two of them, they licked the platter clean.” Perhaps you’ve always said “and so between the two of them” when reciting the tale of Jack Sprat and his wife. That’s fine. Betwixt and between have similar origins: they both come from a combination of be- and related Old English roots. Both words appeared before the 12th century, but use of betwixt dropped off considerably toward the end of the 1600s. It survived in the phrase “betwixt and between” (“neither one thing nor the other”), which took on a life of its own in the 18th century. Nowadays, betwixt is uncommon, but it isn’t archaic; it’s simply used more consciously than between.
KB: Now, birthdays: Ken Slater. Happy birthday to KenIf we missed you on our list, Happy Birthday to you from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
KB: Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Wednesday…

Here’s a thought for the day: “Turn your face to the sun and the shadow falls behind you.”

On a lighter note…
What disease do you get when you decorate for Christmas?
Tinselitus.
SFX: Studio Bell
KB: That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Wednesday, November 28th, 2018.

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 Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Posted Posted in News Update

Program:
Air Date(s) Community Calendar
November 27, 2018
KB: Today is Tuesday, November 27th, 2018.  I’m Kevin Boyle, with the W-V-B-I Community Calendar.
KB: Here’s what’s happening on your island…

Today, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program here at the BIC Center from 10 to 11. And Pickle Ball from 10 to noon. You can work off some of that turkey with a few rounds of pickle Ball. This evening, Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock at 7. Wednesday morning, Talking Threads Quilt Guild at Peaine Township Hall at 9:30.

Thursday, Pickle Ball from 10 to noon at the BIC Center. The Emergency Services Authority meets at 2 at Peaine Township Hall. Euchre Thursday evening at 7 at Stoney. Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program here at the BIC Center from 10 to 11. Pickle Ball Tuesday and Thursday 10 to noon.

This weekend, basketballs will hit the court for play for the first time this season over at B-I-C-S. The Great Lakes Islands Basketball Tournament will be there with games Friday afternoon and evening, and Saturday morning. Teams will be here from Washington Island, Mackinaw Island and South Bass Island. There’ll be concessions, so you can go to the game and have a meal if you like.

Also next weekend, our Christmas Movie festival starts here at the BIC Center—kick-off movies are The Polar Express at 3 and Elf at 7. It’s part of a month of your favorite Christmas movies and shows here at the BIC Center. There’ll be classic cartoons like A Charlie Brown Christmas and Frosty the Snow man, holiday classic’s like It’s a Wonderful Life and Modern favorites like the Santa Clause series with Tim Allen. And, the Nativity Story. Check out the linup on the BIC Center website at bic-benter dot org.

Other Christmas events to get on your calendar are the annual Cookie exchange at the Gregg Fellowship Center. That’s on Saturday, December 8th from 11 to 3. And B-I-C-S students have a Christmas Program planned for December 20. That’ll be here at the BIC Center at 7.
KB: You can find more information on all of these events and everything else we know about that’s happening on the island at calendar dot w-v-b-I dot net.
KB: Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market:

Today
Winter weather advisory in effect through noon tomorrow. Snow showers all day. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Northwest wind around 15 mph.
Tonight
More snow showers tonight before 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 26. Northwest wind around 15 mph.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Northwest wind around 10 mph. Overnight, mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm later.
Thursday
Showers after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. More snow showers overnight. Cloudy, with a low around 29.

OUT ON THE BIG DRINK:
Today
NW wind around 15 kt. Scattered snow showers. Waves around 1 ft.

Wednesday
NW wind 10 to 15 kt. Mostly cloudy. Waves 1 ft or less.

With ice getting ready to form on the harbor, here’s a reminder that the PABI ice classic for this winter is under way. Predict when the PABI WVBI BIC Center Ice Buoy will go through in the spring and you’ll earn half the purse. Tickets are on sale here at the BIC Center. Proceeds support programming for WVBI and the BIC Center.

TRAFFIC:  No delays on the island beltway. Traffic smooth in and out to both airports. But the roads are slick with ice, so let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
KB: ON THIS DATE in 1924, Macy’s puts on its first Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy’s kicks off what will be a beloved annual tradition. The parade contains floats, employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and animals from the Central Park Zoo. The parade isn’t to celebrate Thanksgiving as much as to put Christmas – and shopping for presents – in the minds of spectators lining the streets.

And, related to the parade, did you know that Macy’s is the world’s second largest consumer of helium. The United States Government is the first.
WORD OF THE DAY: yahoo; noun; (YAH-hoo); capitalized Yahoo : a member of a race of brutes in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels who have the form and all the vices of humans; a boorish, crass, or stupid person
We know exactly how old yahoo is because its debut in print also marked its entrance into the English language as a whole. Yahoo began life as a made-up word invented by Jonathan Swift in his book Gulliver’s Travels, which was published in 1726.
KB: Now, birthdays: Wes DeJonge is actually celebrating today. I had him omn the list yesterday when I should have had Eula Thomas. So happy birthday to Wes again and belated greetings to Eula. If we missed you on our list, Happy Birthday to you from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
KB: Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Tuesday…

Here’s a thought for the day from Lou Holtz: Winners and losers aren’t born, they are the products of how they think”

On a lighter note…
Why don’t crabs donate on Giving Tuesday?
Because they’re shellfish.
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KB: That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Tuesday, November 27th, 2018.

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 November 26, 2018

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November 26, 2018
KB: Today is Monday, November 26th, 2018.  I’m Kevin Boyle, with the W-V-B-I Community Calendar.
KB: First, some news. The small business shopping Saturday event this weekend seems to have been a success. Powers Hardware, McDonoughs, Shipwreck shirts and merchants at the BIC Center all reported good traffic—despite the rainy weather.

Friday evening, PABI had their drawing for the Kubota that’s been sitting out in front of the BIC Center. Angel Welke was the lucky winner. Proceeds from the raffle go to support the BIC Center and WVBI, so thanks to all who entered.

And, Saturday evening, the AMVET’s Soup and Such dinner had good turnout. There were at least 20 different varieties of soup on hand warming in crockpots. From split pea to chicken noodle to potato cheese to ground turkey chili—there was lots of good soup to be had.
KB: Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…

This morning at 10 the St. James Finance Committee meets at the Governmental Center.

Tuesday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program here at the BIC Center from 10 to 11. And Pickle Ball from 10 to noon. You can work off some of that turkey with a few rounds of pickle Ball. Tuesday evening, Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock at 7. Wednesday morning, Talking Threads Quilt Guild at Peaine Township Hall at 9:30.

Thursday, Pickle Ball from 10 to noon at the BIC Center. The Emergency Services Authority meets at 2 at Peaine Township Hall. Euchre Thursday evening at 7 at Stoney. Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program here at the BIC Center from 10 to 11. Pickle Ball Tuesday and Thursday 10 to noon.

This weekend, basketballs will hit the court for play for the first time this season over at B-I-C-S. The Great Lakes Islands Basketball Tournament will be there with games Friday afternoon and evening, and Saturday morning. Teams will be here from Washington Island, Mackinaw Island and South Bass Island. There’ll be concessions, so you can go to the game and have a meal if you like.

Also next weekend, our Christmas Movie festival starts here at the BIC Center—kick-off movies are The Polar Express at 3 and Elf at 7. It’s part of a month of your favorite Christmas movies and shows here at the BIC Center. There’ll be classic cartoons like A Charlie Brown Christmas and Frosty the Snow man, holiday classic’s like It’s a Wonderful Life and Modern favorites like the Santa Clause series with Tim Allen. And, the Nativity Story. Check out the linup on the BIC Center website at bic-benter dot org.

Other Christmas events to get on your calendar are the annual Cookie exchange at the Gregg Fellowship Center. That’s on Saturday, December 8th from 11 to 3. And B-I-C-S students have a Christmas Program planned for December 20. That’ll be here at the BIC Center at 7.
KB: You can find more information on all of these events and everything else we know about that’s happening on the island at calendar dot w-v-b-I dot net.
KB: Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market:

Today
A slight chance of snow before 1pm, then a chance of snow showers after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 32. North wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight
A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Northwest wind around 15 mph.

Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Overnight Tuesday, more snow showers with a low around 27. Northwest wind around 15 mph gusting to 30 mph.

Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Northwest wind around 15 mph.
OUT ON THE BIG DRINK:
Today
N wind 15 to 20 kt. A chance of snow showers, mainly after 3pm. Waves around 2 ft.
Tonight
NNW wind 15 to 20 kt. A chance of snow showers. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Tuesday
NNW wind 15 to 20 kt. A chance of snow showers, mainly after 1pm. Waves around 2 ft.
In case you are thinking about going swimming, you might want to know that the water temperature at White Shoal is 37 degrees. The mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull Island looks like it has been pulled for the season.

Speaking of cold water and ice out on the Lake, the PABI ice classic for this winter is under way. Predict when the PABI WVBI BIC Center Ice Buoy will go through in the spring and you’ll earn half the purse. Tickets are on sale here at the BIC Center. Proceeds support programming for WVBI and the BIC Center.

TRAFFIC:  You’d thought that the warm weather and rain over the weekend might have gotten rid of most of the ice on the roads. It did in some places, but for West side drive it was more like a multi-day Zamboni treatment, so let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone. Kids are back from their Thanksgiving break.
KB: ON THIS DATE in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill officially establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving was an annual custom throughout New England in the 17th century and in 1789, President George Washington became the first president to proclaim a Thanksgiving holiday, when, at the request of Congress, he proclaimed November 26, a Tuesday, as a day of national thanksgiving for the U.S. Constitution. However, it was not until 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving to fall on the last Thursday of November, that the modern holiday was celebrated nationally.

With a few deviations, Lincoln’s precedent was followed annually by every subsequent president–until 1939. In 1939, Franklin D. Roosevelt departed from tradition by declaring November 23, the next to last Thursday that year, as Thanksgiving Day. Considerable controversy surrounded this deviation, and some Americans refused to honor Roosevelt’s declaration. For the next two years, Roosevelt repeated the unpopular proclamation, but on November 26, 1941, he admitted his mistake and signed a bill into law officially making the fourth Thursday in November the national holiday of Thanksgiving Day.
WORD OF THE DAY: quirk; verb; (KWERK); curve or twist. Did you expect quirk to be a noun meaning “a peculiarity of action or behavior”? If so, you’re probably not alone; the “peculiarity” sense of the noun quirk is commonly known and has been a part of our language since the 17th century. But quirk has long worn other hats in English, too. The sense meaning “a curve, turn, or twist” has named everything from curving pen marks on paper (i.e., flourishes) to witty turns of phrase to the vagaries or twists of fate. In contemporary English, the verb quirk can be used in referring to facial expressions, especially those that involve crooked smiles or furrowed eyebrows.
KB: Now, birthdays: Wes DeJonge. Happy birthday to Wes. If we missed you on our list, Happy Birthday to you from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
KB: Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday…

Here’s a thought for the day: “If you are more fortunate than others, build a longer table, not a taller fence.”

On a lighter note…
What’s the difference between weather and climate?
You can’t weather a tree, but you can climate!
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KB: That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, November 26th, 2018.

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, August 20th, 2018

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Today is Monday, August 20th, 2018.  I’m Kevin Boyle, with today’s W-V-B-I Community Calendar.

 

Here’s what’s happening on your island…

 

Today: Volleyball camp gets underway at B-I-C-S.  Basic Yoga at the BIC Center at 9. Therapeutic at 11.  Both of those are in the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater.

 

Tuesday, Computer Workshop On-on-one with Pat Bonadeo here at the BIC Center.  Also Tuesday, the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is at 10 upstairs in Carol’s Hangout.  Tuesday evening, there’s another Women’s Self Defense Class at 7 at Peaine Township Hall.  Response to the first class was great, so this one should be good, too.

 

Wednesday: restorative Yoga at 9 here at the BIC Center. Bingo Wednesday evening at the Gregg Fellowship Center.  Come at 6:15 for fellowship. Then take the gloves off and get to the battle when the games start at 7.

 

Thursday, some bad news and good news.  Bad news is it’s the next to last Farmer’s Market of the season.  Good news is that gardens are in and there should be lots of fresh island produce.  Plus baked goods, canned goods and sweets.  Plus you can grab breakfast or lunch at the Coffee Shop, plus some of Dale’s fresh, Beaver Island roasted coffee beans to take home.  The market runs from 9 to 11.

 

Also Thursday, Games Galore at the BIC Center.

 

Friday, It’s Basic Yoga at 9 and the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10 here at the BIC Center.  Art in the Harbor is taking a week off.  They’ll be back Labor Day weekend.

 

But this weekend, starting Friday there’ll be traditional Celtic music sessions out at the Brother’s Place.  It’s a retreat for musicians from all over Michigan, They’re coming to play Celtic music and relax.  You’re welcome to drop in and listen in the afternoon and evenings, but keep in mind they are here on a retreat—so they ask that you not talk while they play.

 

Saturday: Lego club at the library at 1.  Also, movies here at the BIC Center.  Coco at 3 and Deadpool 2 at 7.

 

And, more great music coming to the BIC Center, too.  At the end of the month The Way Down Wanderers will be here.  They aren’t limited by genre.  They just play great music.  Foot stamping fun say the critics.  They’re at the BIC Center August 31st at 8.  And, coming in September, it’s the Kennedy’s Kitchen.  More foot stomping fun from a band that does everything Irish. Kennedy’s Kitchen will be in the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater on September 22nd at 8.  Tickets for both events are available now at the BIC Center front desk or by calling 448-2022.

 

And, coming up on September 1st, there’ll be dedication events for the sparkling, new Beaver Island Water Trail—after more than five years of work by many, many folks.  U-S Congressman Jack Bergman will be here along with our state senator Wayne Schmidt and state representative Triston Cole.  Also, Jon Allan from the office of the Great Lakes, Jennifer Kleitch from the DNR and Harry Burkholder from L-I-A-A in Traverse City.

 

Starting at noon there’ll be a paddling outfitters display at the BIC Center. There’ll be paddling demos at 1 at the Public Beach and at 3 at the St. James Park next to LakeSports.  Then at 4 a reception and presentation at the BIC Center with snacks and beverages. And at 7, a special paddling documentary double feature with Sea Kayaking Around Ireland followed by episode 2 of Blue Planet Two.

 

Finally, make a note of this for your end of summer clean-up.  Hazardous waste collection days are planned at the Transfer station on the 31st and September 1.

You can find more information on all of these events and everything else we know about 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 Powers Hardware:

 

Today

A 20 percent chance of showers after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the morning.

 

Tonight

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then a chance of showers after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 65. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

 

Tuesday

Showers likely, mainly between 9am and 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 72. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Overnight, showers ending about 9, then breezy with a low around 57.

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

 

Then sunny the rest of the week.  A few clouds Wednesday, Highs in the mid-70s. Lows in the low-60s.  Pretty much perfect.

 

OUT ON THE BIG DRINK:

Today

S wind 5 to 10 kt becoming E in the afternoon. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Waves around 1 ft.

 

Tuesday

NNE wind around 10 kt becoming NNW in the afternoon. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2pm, then a chance of showers. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

 

Harbor view from the Hodgson Enterprises WVBI BIC Center Webcam was gorgeous this morning.  A few ripples out there under a hazy, summer sky.  Speed boat sitting in a trailer on the dock that really wants to be in the water.  Beaver Islander there. Emerald Isle headed home.  Check out the current view on our website at w-v-b-I dot net. Just scroll to the bottom of any page.

TRAFFIC:  None.  Island beltway is running smoothly. Bridges clear. No delays inbound or outbound to either airport. But, it still gets busy in town as the day moves on—especially when the ferries come in.  So let’s be careful out there.  Especially driving up and down East and West Side drives.  And let’s, remember.  The roads are narrow.  Your side is the right side.  Not the middle.  Especially on blind corners.

ON THIS DATE of August 20, 1911, a dispatcher in the New York Times office sends the first telegram around the world via commercial service. Exactly 66 years later, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sends a different kind of message–a phonograph record containing information about Earth for extraterrestrial beings–shooting into space aboard the unmanned spacecraft Voyager II.

DID YOU KNOW THAT Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt.

WORD OF THE DAY: squamous (SKWEY-muhs) which means covered with or formed of squamae or scales. The adjective squamous is a direct borrowing of Latin squāmōsus “covered with scales, scaly”, a derivative of the noun squāma “scale (on a fish or reptile), metal plate used in making armor.” The ultimate etymology of squāma is unclear, but it is related to squālēre “to be covered or crusted in scales or dirt,” and the derivatives of squālēre include squālidus “having a rough surface” and squālor “roughness, dirtiness, filth.” Squamous entered English in the 16th century.

Birthdays: Over the weekend: Marge Peters, Chad Crandall and Jenna Wilk.  And today, a flock of birthdays: Jayne Bailey, Lisa & Jeanne Gillespie, Ruth Gregg, Ann Gregg, Shelly Smith, Andrea Keehn, Kim Bousquet, Signe Thomas and Marlaina Cole.  Happy birthday to–let’s see if I can do this—Marge, Chad, Jenna, Jayne Kisa, Jeanne, Ruth, Ann, Shelly, Andrea, Kim, Signeand and Marlaina.  If we missed you on our list, happy birthday to you as well.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday…

 

Here’s a thought for today from Kofi Annan, the former Secretary General of the U-N, who passed away this week-end:  We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin,

but we all belong to one human race.

 

On a lighter note…with school coming up, I thought we should try a playground joke:

Why did the chicken cross the playground?

To get to the other slide.

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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, August 20th, 2018.

 

I’m Kevin Boyle at W-V-B-I‚ 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 Wednesday, August 17th, 2018

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Today is Friday, August 17th, 2018.  I’m Kevin Boyle, with today’s W-V-B-I Community Calendar.

 

First some sports…

 

Week 10 of the Men’s Summer Golf League came off without many surprises. Mike-Kevin did sneak past Ron-Larry in a close match and thus swapped places in the standings with Mike-Kevin moving up to third and Ron-Larry dropping to fourth, but only by a point.  Frank-Ivan are in the lead. Ron-Dave are the caboose.

 

Next week is the regular season finale featuring a showdown between Ron-Larry and Joe-Bob, the fourth-place team and the second-place team. Meanwhile, the first-place team of Frank-Ivan will give up three strokes to Jim-Cameron while trying to increase their two-point advantage over Joe-Bob.

 

August 29th marks the Playoff Night and the completion of another fine season of league play. The players will celebrate with pizza and beverages at the Shamrock after play that night.

 

Celebrating this week with a Maple Farms chicken is Doug Meaney with a near eagle on the first hole. Good job Doug!

 

Thanks to Frank Solle for that fine report—and for keeping us in the loop on the golf results all season.

Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…

 

Today: Basic Yoga at the BIC Center at 9. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program there, too, at 10 on Friday.  Meantime, out in front of the BIC Center its Art in the Harbor from 10 to 2.  All sorts of great work from local artisans available for sale.  Great early Christmas shopping or for gifts to bring back from America’s Emerald Isle.

 

If you are looking for gifts, be sure to check out the silent auction going on at the Health Center.  Just drop in the lobby and see what they have.  That supports the wellness garden.  And there are lots of fun Beaver Island gifts at the Resale Shop out on Donegal Bay Road.  That supports out fire department and E-M-S.

 

And, have you noticed that big, orange Kubota out there.  That would make a slick gift.  Or maybe you could keep it for yourself. You can learn all about it and how you can get a chance win it while supporting PABI, the BIC Center and WVBI.  The Art in the Harbor Folks can help you, or just pop in to the BIC Center and ask at the front desk.

 

Saturday: Lego club at the library at 1.  And movies at the BIC Center: Rock Dog at 3 and Avengers Infinity War at 7.

 

Coming up next week, Volleyball camp at the community school.  That runs Monday to Wednesday.  Check in with Kerry Smith to sign up.

 

Yoga continues all next week here at the BIC Center.  Basic and restorative on Monday at 9:30 and 11.  Therapeutic on Wednesday at 9:30 and Basic again Friday at 9:30.

 

And, we just got word from Jimmy McCafferty that he’s planning another Women’s self defense class for next Tuesday.  That’ll be at 7 at Peaine Township Hall.  Response to the first class was great, so this one should be good, too.

 

And, next weekend there’ll be traditional Celtic music sessions out at the Brother’s Place.  Musicians from all over Michigan are coming to play Celtic music and relax.  Could there be a better place for that than the Brother’s Place on Beaver Island?  Details are on the calendar at calendar dot wvbi dot net.

 

Also, here’s a look at the movies for next weekend.  Coco at 3 and Deadpool 2 at 7.

 

And, more great music coming to the BIC Center, too.  At the end of the month The Way Down Wanderers will be here.  They aren’t limited by genre.  They just play great music.  Foot stamping fun say the critics.  They’re at the BIC Center August 31st at 8.  And, coming in September, it’s the Kennedy’s Kitchen.  More foot stomping fun from a band that does everything Irish. Kennedy’s Kitchen will be in the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater on September 22nd at 8.  Tickets for both events are available now at the BIC Center front desk or by calling 448-2022.

 

And make a note of this for your end of summer clean-up.  Hazardous waste collection days are planned at the Transfer station on the 31st and September 1.

You can find more information on all of these events and everything else we know about that’s happening on the island at calendar dot w-v-b-I dot net. 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. Post it there.  Hear it here.  See it on the digital signage around town and across—and on other Beaver Island websites.  It’s one and done with the W-V-B-I – BIC Center Community Calendar.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at Powers Hardware:

 

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

 

Nice weekend coming up again. Sunny both days.  Highs in the high 70s.  Lows in the low 60s.

 

And, nice on Monday, too.  Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

 

If you are visiting Beaver Island and wondering if our weather is always this nice…..It is.

 

OUT ON THE BIG DRINK:

Today

NNE wind 5 to 10 kt becoming NNW in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

 

Saturday

NE wind 5 to 10 kt. Sunny. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

 

Sunday

Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.

 

Harbor view from the Hodgson Enterprises WVBI BIC Center Webcam was gorgeous this morning.  Bay smooth as glass.  Sun coming up in a hazy summer sky.  Check out the current view on our website at w-v-b-I dot net. Just scroll to the bottom of any page.

TRAFFIC:  None.  Island beltway is running smoothly. Bridges clear. No delays inbound or outbound to either airport. But, it still gets busy in town as the day moves on—especially when the ferries come in.  So let’s be careful out there.  Especially driving up and down East and West Side drives.  And let’s, remember.  The roads are narrow.  Your side is the right side.  Not the middle.  Especially on blind corners.

ON THIS DATE of August 17, 1969, the grooviest event in music history–the Woodstock Music Festival–draws to a close after three days of peace, love and rock ‘n’ roll in upstate New York.

Conceived as “Three Days of Peace and Music,” Woodstock was a product of a partnership between John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfield and Michael Lang. Their idea was to make enough money from the event to build a recording studio near the arty New York town of Woodstock.

The most memorable moment of the concert for many fans was the closing performance by Jimi Hendrix, who gave a rambling, rocking solo guitar performance of “The Star Spangled Banner.”

A 25th anniversary celebration of Woodstock took place in 1994 in Saugerties, New York. Known as Woodstock II, the concert featured Bob Dylan and Crosby, Stills and Nash as well as newer acts such as Nine Inch Nails and Green Day.

Phyllis asks: DID YOU KNOW THAT The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

WORD OF THE DAY: corpocracy (kawr-POK-ruh-see) which means a society in which corporations have much economic and political power. Corpocracy is an unlovely compound noun formed from corporate or corporation plus the common combining form -cracy, ultimately from the Greek combining form -kratía, formed from krátos “strength, power,” and the noun suffix -ía. Corpocracy is not a recent word: it first appears in print in 1935, right smack in the middle of the Great Depression, during FDR’s first term.

Birthdays: Marlene Wiser, Barb Gersler, Ryan Oliver and Riley Williamson.  Happy birthday toMarlene, Barb, Ryan and Riley!  If we missed you on our list, happy birthday to you as well.
Time now for StoryCorps…

This week, a history lesson from the StoryCorps Mobile Booth.

More than a half century ago, Percy White III lived on a farm with his grandparents, parents, and two sisters in a small house in Dinwiddie County, Virginia without electricity and running water…

The land was owned by Robert Marek, who people called Mr. Marks, and Percy’s family worked the fields…

He came to StoryCorps with his friend Terry Wright, to remember what life was like there…

ACTUALITY: 2018-08-17 StoryCorps_White_broadcast.mp3 (2:40)
That was Percy White III and Terry Wright at StoryCorps in Arlington, Virginia. Percy’s father, Percy White Jr., died in 2000.

Their conversation will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

Do you have a story to share?  Let us know about it at stories dot w-v-b-I dot net.

Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Friday…

 

Here’s a thought for today from Aretha Franklin:  Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you’re doing. If you’re not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it

 

On a lighter note:

What do you call a shark in parachute pants?

M.C. Hammerhead.

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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Friday, August 17th, 2018.

I’m Kevin Boyle at W-V-B-I‚ 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 Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

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Today is Wednesday, August 15th, 2018.  I’m Kevin Boyle, with today’s W-V-B-I Community Calendar.

 

Here’s what’s happening on your island…

 

Today, BINGO over at the Gregg Fellowship Center. Doors open at 6:15 for fellowship. Games at 7.

 

Thursday:  Farmer’s Market at Paradise Bay Coffee Shop.  Lots of vendors as gardens are coming in with lots of fresh, local produce.  Also, baked goods – bread and pies—canned goods (pickles, fruit, jams and jellies – cookies and fudge – and more.  Plus you can drop into the Coffee shop for, well, coffee or breakfast or lunch – and some Beaver Island roasted coffee.

 

Also Thursday, Games Galore here at the BIC Center from 1 to 4.   And Thursday evening, the Historical Society Board meets at Peaine Township Hall at 7.

 

Friday: Art in the Harbor out in front of the BIC Center from 10 to 2.

 

Saturday: Lego club at the library at 1.  And movies at the BIC Center: Rock Dog at 3 and Avengers Infinity War at 7.

 

Coming up next week, Volleyball camp at the community school.  That runs Monday to Wednesday.  Check in with Kerry Smith to sign up.

 

And, next weekend there’ll be traditional Celtic music sessions out at the Brother’s Place.  Musicians from all over Michigan are coming to play Celtic music and relax.  Could there be a better place for that than the Brother’s Place on Beaver Island?  Details are on the calendar at calendar dot wvbi dot net.

 

And, more great music coming to the BIC Center, too.  At the end of the month The Way Down Wanderers will be here.  They aren’t limited by genre.  They just play great music.  Foot stamping fun say the critics.  They’re at the BIC Center August 31st at 8.  And, coming in September, it’s the Kennedy’s Kitchen.  More foot stomping fun from a band that does everything Irish. Kennedy’s Kitchen will be in the Robert Gillespie Memorial Theater on September 22nd at 8.  Tickets for both events are available now at the BIC Center front desk or by calling 448-2022.

 

And make a note of this for your end of summer clean-up.  Hazardous waste collection days are planned at the Transfer station on the 31st and September 1.

You can find more information on all of these events and everything else we know about that’s happening on the island at calendar dot w-v-b-I dot net. 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. Post it there.  Hear it here.  See it on the digital signage around town and across—and on other Beaver Island websites.  It’s one and done with the W-V-B-I – BIC Center Community Calendar.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at Powers Hardware:

 

Today

Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

 

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Northeast wind around 5 mph.  Low overnight around 61.

 

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

Nice weekend coming up again. Sunny both days.  Highs in the high 70s.  Lows in the low 60s.

 

OUT ON THE BIG DRINK:

Today

NNE wind 5 to 10 kt becoming ENE in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers before noon. Waves around 1 ft.

Thursday

E wind 5 to 10 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves around 1 ft.

At 8 this morning at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of W-V-B-I –it was 69. Winds mostly calm with an occasional breeze from the ESE. Humidity down finally to 74%. Dew point 60. Pressure 29 point 4-1 and rising. Visibility 10 miles.

Around the island at 6… it was 68 at Whiskey Point, and at McCauley’s, 65 on Greene’s Bay, and 68 on Lake G.

Water temps: 68 at White shoal, 71 in Little Traverse Bay and 70 at the mid-Lake bouy southwest of Gull.  Nice and warm.

Sun sets at 8:49 today.  Up around 6:43 tomorrow.

 

Looking out on Paradise Bay at 7:30 from the Hodgson Enterprises W-V-B-I BIC Center webcam—harbor pretty much smooth as glass. Lots of clouds overhead a patch of blue out there.

 

TRAFFIC:  None.  A little quieter this week than the past few, but it still gets busy in town as the day moves on—especially when the ferries come in.  So let’s be careful out there.

ON THIS DATE of August 15, 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival opens on a patch of farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the upstate New York town of Bethel.

Early estimates of attendance increased from 50,000 to around 200,000, but by the time the gates opened on Friday, August 15, more than 400,000 people were clamoring to get in.

Later music festivals inspired by Woodstock’s success failed to live up to its standard, and the festival still stands for many as a example of America’s 1960s youth counterculture at its best.

DID YOU KNOW THAT: The term “the whole 9 yards” came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got “the whole 9 yards.”

WORD OF THE DAY: marplot (MAHR-plot) which means a person who mars or defeats a plot, design, or project by meddling. The noun marplot is a combination of the verb mar “to damage, spoil” and its direct object, the noun plot, formed like the noun pickpocket. Marplot is a character in a farce, The Busie Body. In the play Marplot is a well-meaning busybody who meddles in and ruins the romantic affairs of his friends.

Birthdays: Kevin Gillespie and Eric Naranjo.  Happy birthday to Kevin & Eric!  If we missed you on our list, happy birthday to you as well.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Tuesday…

 

Here’s a thought for today from Woodrow Wilson:  You are here to enrich the world and you impoverish yourself if you forget that errand.

 

On a lighter note:

What did the pecan tree say to the psychiatrist?

I think I’m growing nuts.

SFX: (wah, wah, waaaaah)
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Wednesday, August 15th, 2018.

 

I’m Kevin Boyle at W-V-B-I‚ 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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