Weekend Community Calendar for Friday, February 21st, 2020

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From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Weekend Community Calendar for Friday, February 21st, 2020.
Here’s what’s happening on your island…
Island Basketball squads are off to Hannahville for the Northern Lights League Tournament. Games are tomorrow. We’ll have results as the come in and a recap on Monday. Here we go Islanders.
Tomorrow, Pickleball here at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Then, the resale is open from noon to 4. And movies here at the BIC Center. Our Hollywood Classic Matinee month continues with a double feature. At 1, it’s State Fair-the Rogers and Hammerstein classic on big screen with plenty of 50’s style action and romance. Rated approved in the ratings of the day, but probably PG by today’s standards. And at 4, get ready for West Side Story—the stage classic brought to the big screen. It’s rated Approved, too. And at 7, it’s a modern story of gangs in New York City: Twenty-one Bridges is the show and it will keep you glued to your seat with suspense and action. It’s rated R. Concession stand will be open for snacks, a meal or both—for all three shows. Trailers for the movies are on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the Christian Church. Times and details are on the calendar.
Next Monday, St. James Finance Committee has a meeting Scheduled. That’ll be at 1:00 at the Governmental Center across from the school.
Next Tuesday, Pickleball at the BIC Center 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Hangout here at the BIC Center from 10:30 to 11:30. Day ends with Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock. Pucks hit the boards at 7.
Next Wednesday, the Everything to do with Needles gang will get crafty at the Peaine Township Hall from 9:30 to noon.
Next, Pickleball 10 to noon and Euchre out at Stoney. Cards hit the table at 7.
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 your McDonough’s Market:
Today Patchy blowing snow. Sunny, with a high near 33. Windy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Tonight Patchy blowing snow before midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 26. Windy, with a west wind 25 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Southwest wind around 15 mph. Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 35. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Monday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Monday Night A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Tuesday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Tuesday Night A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Wednesday Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 25. Wednesday Night Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Thursday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20.
TRAFFIC: No Friday evening rush, although crowds are gathering at the Shamrock, Stoney and Whiskey Point. The hard freeze and today’s sunshine have done a Zamboni job on the roads, though–so, let’s be careful out there.
BIRTHDAYS: Today, Sharon Cole is celebrating. Over the weekend, Nick Olson on Saturday and Barb Kenwabikise on Sunday. Happy birthday to each of them, and if we missed you on the list today, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Friday…
Here’s a thought for the day from Plato: “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”
And, on a lighter note: Why did the farmer teach his livestock to play poker? He wanted to see the 3 billy goats bluff
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Friday, February 21st, 2020. That Thing with Rich Appel is up next followed at nine by Titus Jennings and the Titus Jennings Experience with Nothing But Damn Fine Music and, at 11, Rich Warren with the Midnight Special with folk, funnies and more. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.
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Community Calendar for Friday, February 21st, 2020

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From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday, February 21st, 2020.
Now here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, Island Basketball squads are off to Hannahville for the Northern Lights League Tournament. Games are tomorrow. Here we go Islanders.
Also today, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is on up in the hangout from 10:30 to 11:30. Island Treasures open noon to 4.
Saturday, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Then, the resale is open from noon to 4. And movies here at the BIC Center. Our Hollywood Classic Matinee month continues with a double feature. At 1, it’s State Fair-the Rogers and Hammerstein on big screen with plenty of 50’s sty;e action and romance. Rated approved in the ratings of the day, but probably PG by today’s standards. And at 4, get ready for West Side Story—the stage classic brought to the big screen. It’s rated Approved, too. And at 7, it’s a modern story of gangs in New York City: Twenty-one Bridges is the show and it will keep you glued to your seat with suspense and action. It’s rated R. Concession stand will be open for snacks, a meal or both—for all three shows. Trailers for the movies are on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the Christian Church. Times and details are on the calendar.
Next Monday, St. James Finance Committee has a meeting Scheduled. That’ll be at 1:00 at the Governmental Center across from the school.
Next Tuesday, Pickleball at the BIC Center 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Hangout here at the BIC Center from 10:30 to 11:30. Day ends with Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock. Pucks hit the boards at 7.
Next Wednesday, the Everything to do with Needles gang will get crafty at the Peaine Township Hall from 9:30 to noon.
Next, Pickleball 10 to noon and Euchre out at Stoney. Cards hit the table at 7.
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 your McDonough’s Market:
Today Patchy blowing snow. Sunny, with a high near 33. Windy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Tonight Patchy blowing snow before midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 26. Windy, with a west wind 25 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Southwest wind around 15 mph. Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 35. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Monday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Monday Night A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Tuesday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Tuesday Night A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Wednesday Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 25. Wednesday Night Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Thursday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20.
TRAFFIC: None. But, it is extra slick, so, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Today, Sharon Cole is celebrating. Over the weekend, Nick Olson on Saturday and Barb Kenwabikise on Sunday. Happy birthday to each of them, and if we missed you on the list today, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DAY in 1972 President Nixon arrives for ahistoric China visit. The Cold War freeze begins a slow thaw as Nixon makes a historic trip to China for two weeks of talks in Beijing. The diplomatic breakthrough will be a high point in Nixon’s career. Also on this date in 1599, Shakespeare leases marshland on the Thames River. William Shakespeare joins seven other men in signing a lease on a Southwark lot along the Thames. The playwright now owns a share in what will become the Globe Theatre, where some of his most memorable plays will first be staged, including ‘Julius Caesar,’ ‘Macbeth,’ ‘Othello,’ ‘King Lear,’ and ‘Hamlet.’
WORD OF THE DAY: numismatic (noo-muz-MAT-ik) which means: 1 : of or relating to the study or collection of coins, tokens, and paper money 2 : of or relating to currency : monetary The first metal coins are believed to have been used as currency by the Lydians, a people of Asia Minor, during the 7th century B.C.E., and it is likely that folks began collecting coins not long after that. The name that we give to the collection of coins today is numismatics, a word that also encompasses the collection of paper money and of medals. The noun numismatics and the adjective numismatic came to English (via French numismatique) from Latin and Greek nomisma, meaning “coin.” Nomisma in turn derives from the Greek verb nomizein (“to use”) and ultimately from the noun nomos (“custom” or “law”). From these roots we also get numismatist, referring to a person who collects coins, medals, or paper money. (merriam-webster.com)
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Friday…
Here’s a thought for the day from Plato: “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”
And, on a lighter note: Why did the farmer teach his livestock to play poker? He wanted to see the 3 billy goats bluff
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Friday, February 21st, 2020. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.
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Community Calendar for Thursday, February 20th, 2020

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From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Thursday, February 20th, 2020.
Now here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, Library Board Meets at 9 at the library. Pickleball 10 to noon. Community C-P-R training at the Health Center from 1:00 to 5:00. Are you certified in C-P-R? No? Don’t wait until you wish you were. Sign up for this class by giving the health center a call at 2275. Also Thursday, Euchre out at Stoney. Cards hit the table at 7.
Friday, Island Basketball squads head off to Hannahville for the Northern Lights League Tournament. Check with the school for details on game times and logistics if you want to go along to cheer on our Islanders.
Also Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is on up in the hangout from 10:30 to 11:30. Island Treasures open noon to 4.
Saturday, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Then, the resale is open from noon to 4. And movies here at the BIC Center. Our Hollywood Classic Matinee month continues with a double feature. At 1, it’s State Fair-the Rogers and Hammerstein on big screen with plenty of 50’s sty;e action and romance. Rated approved in the ratings of the day, but probably PG by today’s standards. And at 4, get ready for West Side Story—the stage classic brought to the big screen. It’s rated Approved, too. And at 7, it’s a modern story of gangs in New York City: Twenty-one Bridges is the show and it will keep you glued to your seat with suspense and action. It’s rated R. Concession stand will be open for snacks, a meal or both—for all three shows. Trailers for the movies are on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the Christian Church. Times and details are on the calendar.
Next Monday, St. James Finance Committee has a meeting Scheduled. That’ll be at 1:00 at the Governmental Center across from the school.
Next Tuesday, Pickleball at the BIC Center 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Hangout here at the BIC Center from 10:30 to 11:30. Day ends with Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock. Pucks hit the boards at 7.
Next Wednesday, the Everything to do with Needles gang will get crafty at the Peaine Township Hall from 9:30 to noon.
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 your McDonough’s Market:
Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 19. Wind chill values as low as -1. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Tonight Patchy blowing snow between 4am and 5am. Mostly clear, with a low around 15. Wind chill values as low as -1. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Friday Patchy blowing snow between 7am and 9am. Sunny, with a high near 32. Wind chill values as low as zero. Windy, with a southwest wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Friday Night Increasing clouds, with a low around 26. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 36. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Monday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Monday Night A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Tuesday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Tuesday Night A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Wednesday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21.
TRAFFIC: No delays inbound or outbound to the airports. Island beltway running smoothly. Critters all seem to be hiding or maybe they’ve gone south. But, it is extra slick, so, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Today, Brad Coffell, Kathy Brouard and Jennifer Wojan are celebrating. Happy birthday to each of them, and if we missed you on the list today, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DAY in 1962 First American orbits the earth. The Friendship 7 spacecraft and its pilot, Major John Glenn, make three orbits around the Earth and travel 65,763 nautical miles in just under five hours. Glenn’s flight, called the Mercury-Atlas 6, comes just months after Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s successful orbit of Earth on April 12, 1961.
Also on this date, in 1985, Ireland legalizes sale of birth control. Yep, that date is right. 1985. Defying the Catholic Church’s wishes on a social issue for the first time, Ireland’s government legislators reverse the ban on importation or sale of contraceptives.
WORD OF THE DAY: judgment (JUJ-munt) which means: 1 a : the process of forming an opinion or evaluation by discerning and comparing b : an opinion or estimate so formed 2 a : the capacity for judging : discernment b : the exercise of this capacity 3 a : a formal utterance of an authoritative opinion b : an opinion so pronounced 4 : a formal decision given by a court 5 : a divine sentence or decision The real judgment ot be made about judgment is how to spell it. With an e after the g….or without. Usage experts have long disagreed over which spelling is the preferred one. Henry Fowler asserted that “the Oxford English Dictionary or O-E-D prefers the older & more reasonable spelling.” So he said Judgement with the E is recommended William Safire held an opposite opinion, writing, “My judgment is that Fowler is not to be followed on his spelling of judgement.” Judgement with the E is in fact the older spelling, but it dropped from favor and for centuries judgment was the only spelling to appear in dictionaries. That changed when the OED (Fowler’s source) was published showing judgement as an equal variant. Today, judgment without the E is more popular in the U.S., whereas both spellings make a good showing in Britain. (merriam-webster.com)
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Thursday…without judgment
Here’s a thought for the day: “Ability is what you’re capable of doing, motivation determines what you do, attitude determines how well you do it.” And, on a lighter note: Why did the mother cross the road? The kids let the chicken out.
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Thursday, February 20th, 2020. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.
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Community Calendar for Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

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From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday, February 19th, 2020.
Now here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, the Everything to do with Needles gang will get crafty at the Peaine Township Hall from 9:30 to noon. The Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee meets at school at 5.
Tomorrow, Thursday, Library Board Meets at 9 at the library. Pickleball 10 to noon. Community C-P-R training at the Health Center from 1:00 to 5:00. Are you certified in C-P-R? No? Don’t wait until you wish you were. Sign up for this class by giving the health center a call at 2275. Also Thursday, Euchre out at Stoney. Cards hit the table at 7.
Friday, Island Basketball squads head off to Hannahville for the Northern Lights League Tournament. Check with the school for details on game times and logistics if you want to go along to cheer on our Islanders.
Also Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is on up in the hangout from 10:30 to 11:30. Island Treasures open noon to 4.
Saturday, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Then, the resale is open from noon to 4. And movies here at the BIC Center. Our Hollywood Classic Matinee month continues with a double feature. At 1, it’s State Fair-the Rogers and Hammerstein on big screen with plenty of 50’s sty;e action and romance. Rated approved in the ratings of the day, but probably PG by today’s standards. And at 4, get ready for West Side Story—the stage classic brought to the big screen. It’s rated Approved, too. And at 7, it’s a modern story of gangs in New York City: Twenty-one Bridges is the show and it will keep you glued to your seat with suspense and action. It’s rated R. Concession stand will be open for snacks, a meal or both—for all three shows. Trailers for the movies are on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the Christian Church. Times and details are on the calendar.
Next Monday, St. James Finance Committee has a meeting Scheduled. That’ll be at 1:00 at the Governmental Center across from the school. Next Tuesday, Pickleball at the BIC Center 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Hangout here at the BIC Center from 10:30 to 11:30. Day ends with Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock. Pucks hit the boards at 7.
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 your McDonough’s Market:
Today Scattered snow showers, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 17. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Tonight Isolated snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -7. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Thursday Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -8. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 15. West wind around 15 mph. Friday Sunny, with a high near 31. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Breezy. Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 36. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 35. Monday Night A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Tuesday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.
TRAFFIC: No delays inbound or outbound to the airports. Island beltway running smoothly. Critters all seem to be hiding or maybe they’ve gone south. But, it is extra slick, so, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Today, Britta Dabakey and Maryellen Dawson are celebrating. Happy birthday to each of them, and if we missed you on the list today, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DAY in 1942 FDR orders internment of Japanese Americans
Responding to paranoia after the Pearl Harbor attack, President Roosevelt signs an order that will lead to some 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, including American citizens, to be forced into internment camps. The US will offer financial redress and official apologies in the 1980s and ’90s.
WORD OF THE DAY: eradicate (ih-RAD-uh-kayt) which means: 1 : to do away with as completely as if by pulling up by the roots 2 : to pull up by the roots Given that eradicate first meant “to pull up by the roots,” it’s not surprising that the root of eradicate means, in fact, “root.” Eradicate, which first turned up in English in the 16th century, comes from eradicatus, the past participle of the Latin verb eradicare. Eradicare, in turn, can be traced back to the Latin word radix, meaning “root” or “radish.” Although eradicate began life as a word for literal uprooting, by the mid-17th century it had developed a metaphorical application to removing things the way one might yank an undesirable weed up by the roots. Other descendants of radix in English include radical and radish. Even the word root itself is related; it comes from the same ancient word that gave Latin radix. (merriam-webster.com)
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Wednesday…
Here’s a thought for the day: “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
And, on a lighter note: Did you hear the story about maple syrup? It starts out kind of sappy. Then it gets pretty steamy. And the ending is pretty sweet.
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Wednesday, February 19th, 2020. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.
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Community Calendar for Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

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From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday, February 18th, 2020.
Now here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, Pickleball at the BIC Center 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Hangout here at the BIC Center from 10:30 to 11:30. Waste Management Committee meets at 1:00 at Peaine Township Hall for their regular monthly meeting. Day ends with Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock. Pucks hit the boards at 7.
Wednesday, the Everything to do with Needles gang will get crafty at the Peaine Township Hall from 9:30 to noon. The Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee meets at school at 5.
Thursday, Library Board Meets at 9 at the library. Pickleball 10 to noon. Community C-P-R training at the Health Center from 1:00 to 5:00. Are you certified in C-P-R? No? Don’t wait until you wish you were. Sign up for this class by giving the health center a call at 2275. Also Thursday, Euchre out at Stoney. Cards hit the table at 7.
Friday, Island Basketball squads head off to Hannahville for the Northern Lights League Tournament. Check with the school for details on game times and logistics if you want to go along to cheer on our Islanders.
Also Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is on up in the hangout from 10:30 to 11:30. Island Treasures open noon to 4.
Saturday, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Then, the resale is open from noon to 4. And movies here at the BIC Center. Our Hollywood Classic Matinee month continues with a double feature. At 1, it’s State Fair-the Rogers and Hammerstein on big screen with plenty of 50’s sty;e action and romance. Rated approved in the ratings of the day, but probably PG by today’s standards. And at 4, get ready for West Side Story—the stage classic brought to the big screen. It’s rated Approved, too. And at 7, it’s a modern story of gangs in New York City: Twenty-one Bridges is the show and it will keep you glued to your seat with suspense and action. It’s rated R. Concession stand will be open for snacks, a meal or both—for all three shows. Trailers for the movies are on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the Christian Church. Times and details are on the calendar.
Next Monday, St. James Finance Committee has a meeting Scheduled. That’ll be at 1:00 at the Governmental Center across from the school.
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 Snow before 10am, then snow showers likely between 10am and 1pm. Patchy blowing snow after 11am. Temperature falling to around 26 by 5pm. Blustery, with a northwest wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of around 2 inches. Tonight Scattered snow showers. Patchy blowing snow after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Wind chill values as low as -1. Blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Wednesday Isolated snow showers before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 18. Wind chill values as low as -3. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as zero. Northwest wind around 10 mph. Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 19. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 15. Friday Sunny, with a high near 30. Breezy. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. Breezy. Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 35. Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 35. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Monday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.
TRAFFIC: Everything is moving—but slowly. Road crews are out. Watch out for them and give them room. . It is extra slick, so, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Today, Alice Belfy and Sally Fogg are celebrating. Happy birthday to each of them, and if we missed you on the list today, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
Now, a look at Phyllis’ posts for today… ON THIS DAY in 1885, Mark Twain publishes his famous–and famously controversial–novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Twain first introduced Huck Finn as the best friend of Tom Sawyer, hero of his tremendously successful novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Though Twain saw Huck’s story as a kind of sequel to his earlier book, the new novel was far more serious, focusing on the institution of slavery and other aspects of life in the antebellum South.
At the book’s heart is the journey of Huck and his friend Jim, a runaway slave, down the Mississippi River on a raft. Jim runs away because he is about to be sold and separated from his wife and children, and Huck goes with him to help him get to Ohio and freedom. Huck narrates the story in his distinctive voice, offering colorful descriptions of the people and places they encounter along the way.
Even in 1885, two decades after the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the Civil War, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn landed with a splash. A month after its publication, a Concord, Massachusetts, library banned the book, calling its subject matter “tawdry” and its narrative voice “coarse” and “ignorant.” In the 1950s, the book came under fire from African-American groups for being racist in its portrayal of black characters, despite the fact that it was seen by many as a strong criticism of racism and slavery.
Aside from its controversial nature and its continuing popularity with young readers, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been hailed by many serious literary critics as a masterpiece. No less a judge than Ernest Hemingway famously declared that the book marked the beginning of American literature: “There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since.” (history.com)
WORD OF THE DAY: bootless (BOOT-lus) which means useless, unprofitable. This sense of bootless has nothing to do with footwear. The “boot” in this case is an obsolete noun that meant “use” or “avail.” That boot descended from Old English bōt and is ultimately related to our modern word better, whose remote Germanic ancestor meant literally “of more use.” Of course, English does also see the occasional use of bootless to mean simply “lacking boots,” as Anne Brontë used the word in Agnes Grey (1847): “And what would their parents think of me, if they saw or heard the children rioting, hatless, bonnetless, gloveless, and bootless, in the deep soft snow?” (merriam-webster.com)
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Tuesday…
Here’s a thought for the day: “You are not born with beauty; your beauty is created by who you are. Your inner beauty is more important than how people see you on the outside.”
And, on a lighter note: What’s more amazing than a talking dog? A spelling bee.
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Tuesday, February 18th, 2020. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.
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Community Calendar for President’s Day, Monday, February 17th, 2020

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From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for President’s Day, Monday, February 17th, 2020.
First, some news… 20-20 Winter Carnival was a success despite some pretty gnarly weather on Saturday. The weather did in the outdoor kids games and Luminary Walk on Saturday, but the fun and games continued inside with lots of prizes awarded. Syd Burnham was playing at the Shamrock. And the fishing went well down at Lake G. Speaking of gnarly weather, we’ve got some snow on the way tonight. We’ll get to that, but first…
… here’s what’s happening on your island… Today, basketball squads from Munising Baptist are here to take on the Islanders. Games start at 12:30.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, Pickleball at the BIC Center 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Hangout here at the BIC Center from 10:30 to 11:30. Waste Management Committee meets at 1:00 at Peaine Township Hall for their regular monthly meeting. Day ends with Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock. Pucks hit the boards at 7.
Wednesday, the Everything to do with Needles gang will get crafty at the Peaine Township Hall from 9:30 to noon. The Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee meets at school at 5.
Thursday, Library Board Meets at 9 at the library. Pickleball 10 to noon. Community C-P-R training at the Health Center from 1:00 to 5:00. Are you certified in C-P-R? No? Don’t wait until you wish you were. Sign up for this class by giving the health center a call at 2275. Also Thursday, Euchre out at Stoney. Cards hit the table at 7.
Friday, Island Basketball squads head off to Hannahville for the Northern Lights League Tournament. Check with the school for details on game times and logistics if you want to go along to cheer on our Islanders.
Also Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is on up in the hangout from 10:30 to 11:30. Island Treasures open noon to 4.
Saturday, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Then, the resale is open from noon to 4. And movies here at the BIC Center. Our Hollywood Classic Matinee month continues with a double feature. At 1, it’s State Fair-the Rogers and Hammerstein on big screen with plenty of 50’s sty;e action and romance. Rated approved in the ratings of the day, but probably PG by today’s standards. And at 4, get ready for West Side Story—the stage classic brought to the big screen. It’s rated Approved, too. And at 7, it’s a modern story of gangs in New York City: Twenty-one Bridges is the show and it will keep you glued to your seat with suspense and action. It’s rated R. Concession stand will be open for snacks, a meal or both—for all three shows. Trailers for the movies are on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the Christian Church. Times and details are on the calendar.
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:
Washington’s Birthday A 20 percent chance of snow after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 31. Wind chill values as low as -2. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Tonight Snow, mainly after 7pm. Low around 29. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of around 5 inches. Tuesday Snow showers likely, mainly before 10am. Patchy blowing snow before 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 25 by 5pm. Blustery, with a northwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 19. Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 15. Friday Sunny, with a high near 31. Breezy. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. Breezy. Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 35. Breezy. Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.
TRAFFIC: None. Everything’s frozen. King’s Highway mostly clear and dry, but snow over solid ice everywhere else. So, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Over the weekend, Ireland McDonough celebrated on Saturday and Kathy Merriman, Grant West and Kori Maudrie had Sunday for their special day. Today, Dorthy Willis and Bob Dooley are celebrating. Happy birthday to each of them, and if we missed you on the list today, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DAY in 1966 The Beach Boys begin recording ‘Good Vibrations’. Previously purveyors of sunshine-and-sand pop tunes, The Beach Boys begin recording what is arguably their greatest and most blissfully complex song, thanks mainly to the work of their frontman, Brian Wilson. Also on this date in 1972, the 15,007,034th Volkswagen Beetle comes off the assembly line, breaking a world car production record held for more than four decades by the Ford Motor Company’s iconic Model T, which was in production from 1908 and 1927.
WORD OF THE DAY: probity (PROH-buh-tee) which means an adherence to the highest principles and ideals : uprightness. Probity and its synonyms honesty, honor, and integrity all mean uprightness of character or action, with some slight differences in emphasis. Honesty implies a refusal to lie or deceive in any way. Honor suggests an active or anxious regard for the standards of one’s profession, calling, or position. Integrity implies trustworthiness and incorruptibility to a degree that one is incapable of being false to a trust, responsibility, or pledge. Probity, which descends from Latin probus, meaning “honest,” implies tried and proven honesty or integrity. (merriam-webster.com)
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday…
Here’s a thought for the day this President’s Day from George Washington: “It is better to be alone than in bad company.”
And, on a lighter note: Why don’t people eat clocks? It’s too time consuming.
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, February 17th, 2020. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.
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Weekend Community Calendar for Friday, February 14th, 2020

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DATE: 2/14/2020 TIME: 17:00
From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Weekend Community Calendar for Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14th, 2020.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
This evening, Syd Burnham is playing at the Shamrock this evening for your Valentine’s Day dinner and to kick off the Beaver Island Winter Carnival. She is starting around 8.
Tomorrow is packed with Beaver Island Winter Carnival events. Ice fishingdown on Lake G with the 5th annual Wildlife Club Ice Fishing contest. In town, indoor and outdoor activities and games for kids here at the BIC Center starting at noon, a luminary walk and bonfire at dusk, and Syd Burnham again at the Shamrock starting at 8. Chamber President Paul Cole was our guest on Beaver Island Perspectives this afternoon with the scoop on all the Winter Carnival events. If you missed that, you can listen to the show as a podcast. Just go to W-V-B-I dot net and click on Podcasts.
Also tomorrow, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Then, the resale is open from noon to 4. And Special Winter Carnival movies at the BIC Center. We’ll have a special showing of Home on the Island at 1. That’s a film about the connection between the island and Arramore Island in Ireland. At 4, keeping with the Winter Carnival theme, the show is Disney’s Frozen. It’s rated PG and seeing it will get you up to speed for our showing of Frozen Two here next month. At 7, we’ll have on on-screen concert. It’s the story of Linda Ronstadt on the Big Screen with the Big Sound. Linda Ronstadt The Sound of My Voice is the title of the show with all her classics and a great story to go with them. Rated PG-13. Concession stand will be open for snacks, a meal or both—for both movies. Plus, special treats available for the winter carnival’s downtown events. Trailers for the movies are on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the Christian Church. Times and details are on the calendar.
Next Tuesday, Tuesday, Pickleball at the BIC Center 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Hangout here at the BIC Center from 10:30 to 11:30. Waste Management Committee meets at 1:00 at Peaine Township Hall for their regular monthly meeting. Day ends with Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock. Pucks hit the boards at 7.
Next Wednesday, the Everything to do with Needles gang will get crafty at the Peaine Township Hall from 9:30 to noon. The Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee meets at school at 5.
Next Thursday, Library Board Meets at 9 at the library. Pickleball 10 to noon. Community C-P-R training at the Health Center from 1:00 to 5:00. Are you certified in C-P-R? No? Don’t wait until you wish you were. Sign up for this calss by giving the health center a call at 2275. Also next Thursday, Ladies’ Shuffleboard at the Shamrock at 7.
And, a reminder to you photographers out there—tomorrow is the deadline to get your three best shots in for this year’s Everyone’s an Artist photography contest being organized by Lois Stipp and the Beaver Island Gallery. Contest details are on the calendar.
Indeed…
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 Partly sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -6. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Tonight Isolated snow showers after 1am. Patchy blowing snow after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 25 by 5am. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Saturday Snow likely, mainly after 1pm. Patchy blowing snow. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Windy, with a southwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Saturday Night Patchy blowing snow before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Sunday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Washington’s Birthday Snow showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Monday Night A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 24. Tuesday A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 30. Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Wednesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19. Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.
TRAFFIC: None. King’s Highway mostly clear and dry, but snow over solid ice everywhere else. So, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Bill McDonough is celebrating today. Happy birthday to Bill, and if we missed you on the list today, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Valentine’s Day…
Here’s a thought for the day this Valentine’s Day: “A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.”
And, on a lighter note: Why is a coffee shop the best place to find a date? There are a latte of hot tall singles.
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That’s the W-V-B-I Weekend Community Calendar on this Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14th, 2020. That Thing with Rich Appel is up next. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing my wife Judy a Happy Valentines, which, with some luck, should make it a good day for me. Of course, Happy Valentine’s Day to you too! Why not go ahead and make it the best Valentine’s Day ever? Thanks for listening.
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Community Calendar for Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14th, 2020

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From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14th, 2020.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, Friday, Island Basketball squads are away at Maplewood. If you want to tag along, check with Kerry at school about space on the plane.
Also today, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is on up in the hangout from 10:30 to 11:30. Island Treasures open noon to 4. Syd Burnham is playing at the Shamrock this evening starting at 8.
Saturday, kicks of the Beaver Island Winter Carnival. Ice fishing, indoor and outdoor games for kids here at the BIC Center, a luminary walk and bonfire, live music Friday and Saturday nights at the Shamrock and more. Chamber President Paul Cole will be in this evening for Beaver Island Perspectives to talk about all of the details. Catch the show after our news at 5.
Also Saturday, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Then, the resale is open from noon to 4. And Special Winter Carnival movies at the BIC Center. We’ll have a special showing of Home on the Island at 1. That’s a film about the connection between the island and Arramore Island in Ireland. At 4, keeping with the Winter Carnival theme, the show is Disney’s Frozen. It’s rated PG and seeing it will get you up to speed for our showing of Frozen Two here next month. At 7, we’ll have on on-screen concert. It’s the story of Linda Ronstadt on the Big Screen with the Big Sound. Linda Ronstadt The Sound of My Voice is the title of the show with all her classics and a great story to go with them. Rated PG-13. Concession stand will be open for snacks, a meal or both—for both movies. Plus, special treats available for the winter carnival’s downtown events. Trailers for the movies are on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the Christian Church. Times and details are on the calendar.
Next Tuesday, Tuesday, Pickleball at the BIC Center 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Hangout here at the BIC Center from 10:30 to 11:30. Waste Management Committee meets at 1:00 at Peaine Township Hall for their regular monthly meeting. Day ends with Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock. Pucks hit the boards at 7.
Next Wednesday, the Everything to do with Needles gang will get crafty at the Peaine Township Hall from 9:30 to noon. The Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee meets at school at 5.
Next Thursday, Library Board Meets at 9 at the library. Pickleball 10 to noon. Community C-P-R training at the Health Center from 1:00 to 5:00. Are you certified in C-P-R? No? Don’t wait until you wish you were. Sign up for this class by giving the health center a call at 2275. Also next Thursday, Ladies’ Shuffleboard at the Shamrock at 7.
And, a reminder to you photographers out there—tomorrow is the deadline to get your three best shots in for this year’s Everyone’s an Artist photography contest being organized by Lois Stipp and the Beaver Island Gallery. Contest details are on the calendar.
Indeed…
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 Partly sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values as low as -6. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Tonight Isolated snow showers after 1am. Patchy blowing snow after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 25 by 5am. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Saturday Snow likely, mainly after 1pm. Patchy blowing snow. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Windy, with a southwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible. Saturday Night Patchy blowing snow before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Sunday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Washington’s Birthday Snow showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 29. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Monday Night A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 24. Tuesday A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 30. Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Wednesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19. Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.
TRAFFIC: None. King’s Highway mostly clear and dry, but snow over solid ice everywhere else. So, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Bill McDonough is celebrating today. Happy birthday to Bill, and if we missed you on the list today, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
Now, a look at post from Phyllis for today… ON THIS DAY around the year 270 A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed.
Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. Claudius believed that Roman men were unwilling to join the army because of their strong attachment to their wives and families.
To get rid of the problem, Claudius banned all marriages and engagements in Rome. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret.
When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Valentine was arrested and dragged before the Prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off. The sentence was carried out on February 14, on or about the year 270.
For his great service, Valentine was named a saint after his death.
In truth, the exact origins and identity of St. Valentine are unclear. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “At least three different Saint Valentines, all of them martyrs, are mentioned in the early martyrologies under the date of 14 February.” One was a priest in Rome, the second one was a bishop of Interamna (now Terni, Italy) and the third St. Valentine was a martyr in the Roman province of Africa.
Legends vary on how the martyr’s name became connected with romance. The date of his death may have become mingled with a pagan festival of love. On these occasions, the names of young women were placed in a box, from which they were drawn by the men as chance directed. In 496 A.D., Pope Gelasius decided to put an end to the Feast of Lupercalia, and he declared that February 14 be celebrated as St Valentine’s Day. (history.com)
WORD OF THE DAY: Cupid (KYOO-pid) which means: 1 : the Roman god of erotic love 2 not capitalized : a figure that represents Cupid as a naked usually winged boy often holding a bow and arrow According to Roman mythology, Cupid was the son of Mercury, the messenger god, and Venus, the goddess of love. In Roman times, the winged “messenger of love” was sometimes depicted in armor, but no one is sure if that was intended as a sarcastic comment on the similarities between warfare and romance, or a reminder that love conquers all. Cupid was generally seen as a good spirit who brought happiness to all, but his matchmaking could cause mischief. Venus wasn’t above using her son’s power to get revenge on her rivals, and she once plotted to have the beautiful mortal Psyche fall in love with a despicable man. But the plan backfired: Cupid fell in love with Psyche, and she eventually became his immortal wife. (merriam-webster.com)
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Valentine’s Day…
Here’s a thought for the day this Valentine’s Day: “A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.”
And, on a lighter note: Why is a coffee shop the best place to find a date? There are a latte of hot tall singles.
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for this Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14th, 2020. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.
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Community Calendar for Thursday, February 13th, 2020

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From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Thursday, February 13th, 2020.
First, some news…
Discover Beaver Island group met last evening at the Peaine Township Hall. After going over the status of various projects, including the Winter Carnival, the 2020 summer events calendar, this fall’s Irish Festival, and the work of the Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee—the discussion turned to housing availability on the island. A number of those present felt that the lack of housing was limiting growth and, eventually, would lead to population shrinkage on the island. B-I-C-S superintendent Wil Cwikiel reported that the school had lost a number of qualified applicants over the unavailability of both long-term rental housing and suitable housing available for purchase. Carol Burton, who serves on the Charlevoix County Community Foundation Board reported on a new affordable housing program that C-three-F is supporting that is being undertaken by the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance. Several northwest Michigan communities are helping to fund the program, but so far, the island is not directly involved. A takeaway was that a look at that should be had by both township boards—and that both boards needed to start addressing the issue. The group will meet again on March 11 at 5.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, Everything to do with Needles at the Peaine Township Hall. 9:30 to noon every Wednesday through spring. And, the monthly Discover Beaver Island Meeting is set for 5 at the Peaine Township Hall.
Tomorrow, Thursday, Pickleball is on at the BIC Center from 10:00 to noon. Resale shop is open for winter hours on Thursdays from noon to 4. Also, Games Galore up in the Ray and Ann Stanhope Hangout from 1 to 4. And, Thursdays are Euchre Nights at Stoney. Cards hit the table at 7.
Friday, Island Basketball squads are away at Maplewood. If you want to tag along, check with Kerry at school about space on the plane.
Also Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is on up in the hangout from 10:30 to 11:30. Island Treasures open noon to 4.
Saturday, kicks of the Beaver Island Winter Carnival. Ice fishing, , indoor and outdoor games for kids here at the BIC Center, a luminary walk and bonfire, live music Friday and Saturday nights at the Shamrock and more. Chamber President Paul Cole was in yesterday for Beaver Island Perspectives to talk about all of the details. If you missed that, you can listen to the program as a podcast. Just go to W-V-B-I dot net and click on the podcast menu at the top of the page==then scroll down in the list that pops up to find the show with Paul.
Also Saturday, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Then, the resale is open from noon to 4. And Special Winter Carnival movies at the BIC Center. We’ll have a special showing of Home on the Island at 1. That’s a film about the connection between the island and Arramore Island in Ireland. At 4, keeping with the Winter Carnival theme, the show is Disney’s Frozen. It’s rated PG and seeing it will get you up to speed for our showing of Frozen Two here next month. At 7, we’ll have on on-screen concert. It’s the story of Linda Ronstadt on the Big Screen with the Big Sound. Linda Ronstadt The Sound of My Voice is the title of the show with all her classics and a great story to go with them. Rated PG-13. Concession stand will be open for snacks, a meal or both—for both movies. Plus, special treats available for the winter carnival’s downtown events. Trailers for the movies are on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the Christian Church. Times and details are on the calendar.
Next Tuesday, Tuesday, Pickleball at the BIC Center 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Hangout here at the BIC Center from 10:30 to 11:30. Day ends with Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock. Pucks hit the boards at 7.
And, a reminder to you photographers out there—that time is running out to get your three best shots in for this year’s Everyone’s an Artists photography contest being organized by Lois Stipp and the Beaver Island Gallery. Deadline is the 15th. Contest details are on the calendar.
Indeed…
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 Partly sunny, with a high near 11. Wind chill values as low as -15. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Tonight Isolated snow showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 9. Wind chill values as low as -7. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -5. West wind around 15 mph. Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Saturday Snow likely, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Breezy, with a southwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches. Saturday Night A 30 percent chance of snow before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Sunday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Washington’s Birthday A chance of snow showers after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. Monday Night A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Tuesday A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 26. Tuesday Night A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Wednesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22.
TRAFFIC: None. It’s too cold for traffic. Actually, plow crews are out getting rid of the snow that came last night—so watch out for them. And it’s slick everywhere. So, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Tasha Runberg, Robert Cole and Andi Kohls are celebrating today. Happy birthday to Tasha Andi and Robert, and if we missed you on the list today, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DAY in 1633, Astronomer Galileo is in Rome for his Inquisition trial. Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome to stand trial for advocating that the Earth revolves around the Sun, a criminal heresy to the Roman Catholic Inquisition. Galileo will be found “vehemently suspect of heresy” and sentenced to indefinite house arrest, where he will remain until his death. Oops. Turns out he was right.
Today, Galileo is recognized for making important contributions to the study of motion and astronomy. His work influenced later scientists such as the English mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton, who developed the law of universal gravitation. In 1992, the Vatican formally acknowledged its mistake in condemning Galileo. (history.com)
WORD OF THE DAY: gustatory (GUSS-tuh-tor-ee) which means relating to or associated with eating or the sense of taste. Gustatory is a member of a finite set of words that describe the senses with which we encounter our world, the other members being visual, aural, olfactory, and tactile. Like its peers, gustatory has its roots in Latin—in this case, the Latin word gustare, meaning “to taste.” Gustare is a somewhat distant relative of several common English words, among them choose and disgust, but it is a direct ancestor of gustatory, gustation, meaning “the act or sensation of tasting,” and degustation, meaning “the action or an instance of tasting especially in a series of small portions.” (merriam-webster.com)
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Thursday…
Here’s a thought for the day from Isaac Asimov: “The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not “Eureka!” but ‘That’s funny…”
And, on a lighter note: Why did the pharmaceutical cross the road? To get to the other side effect..
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Thursday, February 13th, 2020. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.
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Community Calendar for Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

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From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday, February 12th, 2020.
First, some news…
Waste Management Committee held a special meeting yesterday afternoon to work on blight issues on the island. There was discussion on specific ways to deal with old tires, including conducting a collection for homeowners and consideration of what could be done to help with businesses. The transfer station is going to purchase a semitrailer that might be used to haul tires to a mainland recycling center, with transport off the island by barge. Right now, only one trip is planned and that would take about one thousand tires. Free metal collection days will be considered, too. St. James Supervisor Kitty McNamara reported that she has a three person committee formed to review the downtown area for blighted buildings and make recommendations to the township board. Some buildings may require legal action to be taken. The Blight Subcommittee of the Waste Management Committee will hold another special meeting after it has more information on tire hauling costs to look at what might be done to deal with tires at businesses. Pam Grassmick attended the meeting for W-V-B_I and the B-I-A and provided us with the information for that report.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, Everything to do with Needles at the Peaine Township Hall. 9:30 to noon every Wednesday through spring. And, the monthly Discover Beaver Island Meeting is set for 5 at the Peaine Township Hall.
Tomorrow, Thursday, Pickleball is on at the BIC Center from 10:00 to noon. Resale shop is open for winter hours on Thursdays from noon to 4. Also, Games Galore up in the Ray and Ann Stanhope Hangout from 1 to 4. And, Thursdays are Euchre Nights at Stoney. Cards hit the table at 7.
Friday, Island Basketball squads are away at Maplewood. If you want to tag along, check with Kerry at school about space on the plane.
Also Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is on up in the hangout from 10:30 to 11:30. Island Treasures open noon to 4.
Saturday, kicks of the Beaver Island Winter Carnival. Ice fishing, , indoor and outdoor games for kids here at the BIC Center, a luminary walk and bonfire, live music Friday and Saturday nights at the Shamrock and more. Chamber President Paul Cole was in yesterday for Beaver Island Perspectives to talk about all of the details. If you missed that, you can listen to the program as a podcast. Just go to W-V-B-I dot net and click on the podcast menu at the top of the page==then scroll down in the list that pops up to find the show with Paul.
Also Saturday, Pickleball at the BIC Center from 10 to noon. Then, the resale is open from noon to 4. And Special Winter Carnival movies at the BIC Center. We’ll have a special showing of Home on the Island at 1. That’s a film about the connection between the island and Arramore Island in Ireland. At 4, keeping with the Winter Carnival theme, the show is Disney’s Frozen. It’s rated PG and seeing it will get you up to speed for our showing of Frozen Two here next month. At 7, we’ll have on on-screen concert. It’s the story of Linda Ronstadt on the Big Screen with the Big Sound. Linda Ronstadt The Sound of My Voice is the title of the show with all her classics and a great story to go with them. Rated PG-13. Concession stand will be open for snacks, a meal or both—for both movies. Plus, special treats available for the winter carnival’s downtown events. Trailers for the movies are on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the Christian Church. Times and details are on the calendar.
Next Tuesday, Tuesday, Pickleball at the BIC Center 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program in the Ray & Ann Stanhope Hangout here at the BIC Center from 10:30 to 11:30. Day ends with Ladies Shuffleboard at the Shamrock. Pucks hit the boards at 7.
And, a reminder to you photographers out there—that time is running out to get your three best shots in for this year’s Everyone’s an Artists photography contest being organized by Lois Stipp and the Beaver Island Gallery. Deadline is the 15th. Contest details are on the calendar.
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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 Scattered snow showers after 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 33. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Tonight Scattered snow showers, mainly before 4am. Patchy blowing snow after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -5. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Thursday Isolated snow showers before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 11. Wind chill values as low as -12. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -4. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 21. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Breezy. Saturday Snow showers, mainly after 1pm. High near 31. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Saturday Night Snow showers likely before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Sunday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Sunday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Washington’s Birthday A chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 30. Monday Night Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Tuesday A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.
TRAFFIC: W-V-B-I’s virtual octo-copter is flying high and dry over the island this morning. No delays inbound or outbound to the airports. Island beltway running smoothly, bridges clear. Kings Highway pretty much clear and dry. But everything else has snow and ice. And it’s slick. So, let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Island singer and thespian Bob Bass is celebrating, today. Happy birthday to Bob, and if we missed you on the list today, Happy Birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DAY 1789, Vermont Patriot Ethan Allen dies of a stroke at age 52 on his Winooski River homestead.
Allen is best remembered as the patriotic leader of the Green Mountain Boys, who took the British fort at Ticonderoga with Benedict Arnold in May 1775. He also had a varied career defending his land interests in the New Hampshire Grants (now part of Vermont) from any challenge. Allen, like Arnold, faced charges of treason; he attempted to negotiate terms by which Vermont could rejoin the British empire in the early 1780s when New York blocked its acceptance as one of the United States.
WORD OF THE DAY: resile (rih-ZYLE) which means: recoil, retract; especially : to return to a prior position. Resile is a resilient word: it’s been in use in English since the early 1500s. It’s also a cousin of resilient, and both words derive from the Latin verb resilire, which means “to jump back” or “recoil.” (Resilire, in turn, comes from salire, meaning “to leap.”) Resilient focuses on the ability of something to “bounce back” from damage, whereas resile generally applies to someone or something that withdraws from an agreement or “jumps back” from a stated position. Resile is a word that shows up only occasionally in U.S. sources; it is more common in British and especially Australian English. (merriam-webster.com)
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Wednesday…
Here’s a thought for the day from “Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.”
And, on a lighter note: What veggie is always overcooked? Chard.
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Wednesday, February 12th, 2020. I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.
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