Today is Monday December 5th 2016. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.
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Join in a full afternoon of holiday fun in beautiful downtown Beaver Island on Saturday, December 10th!
Starting with the Christmas Cookie Carnival from 11am-3pm at the Gregg Fellowship Hall,
followed by a special ‘Beaver Island Holiday Shopping Extravaganza’ from 3-6pm at the following local merchants:
(shop local for your holiday needs and support your BI economy!) Holiday ‘treats’ will be featured at many locations, too!
- Powers Hardware (featuring ‘Santa Paws’ pictures and special holiday pet items benefiting the BI Animal Fund)
- BIC Center (featuring local artisans, crafters and bakers):
o Charlie Creasser (masterfully-crafted, unique & functional wood products)
o Darlene Dooley (jewelry of all kinds with distinctive stones, settings and beads)
o Jacque LaFreniere (fabulous array of soy candles, handmade soaps and Island preserves)
o Jackie Madigan (a variety of hand-crafted ‘soft goods’ to delight every age)
o Diane Sowa (delicious delectables for your holiday treat-times and gifts)
o Heidi Vigil (holiday wreaths, succulents and decor, and BI Gardens classic canned goods)
- Beaver Island Realty Gift Shop
- Shipwreck Shirts
- The Blue Pearl
- McDonough’s Market
- Happy Paddle (NEW LOCATION next to McDonough’s Market…also featuring the ceramic works of Larissa McGinnity)
AND, the Shamrock Bar & Restaurant will be featuring Holiday Shopping Dinner Specials starting at 5pm!
PLUS…DON’T MISS the special ‘new release movies’ at the BIC Center at 3pm and 7pm!
Indeed, a full afternoon of Holiday fun–right here in downtown Beaver Island…DON’T MISS IT!
Stay tuned for updates and more info:
The Beaver Island Transit will be running on Saturday. December 10, 2016 from 10:30am-6:30pm.
We look forward to assisting you on that day, but you must make your reservation at least 24 hours in advance so we can inform our drivers.
Use the on-line reservation system:
COA Brunch BICC Sunday Dec. 11th 11a.m
Special Holiday prizes
$4 and $8
St James Township is seeking 2 people to serve on its Planning Commission. The Planning Commission has a very important role in Township government. It monitors the orderly growth of the community and makes recommendations to the Township Board on such issues as Zoning, Ordinance changes, Site Plans and Comprehensive Development Plans. Current planning commission members are Patrick McGinnity and Robert Tidmore.
St James Township is also seeking a member for the Board of Review. The Township Board of Review is a board of 3 township citizens who examine and review the assessment of personal property and to correct errors in the names, descriptions and assessments on the tax assessment roll. The Board of Review typically meets 3 times per year.
Interested candidates can complete the application on the township website http://www.stjamestwp.org/government_departments/board_of_trustees/documents.php and mail or email it by December 6, 2016. Or, just send a letter of interest for the position to: Clerk Alice Belfy, PO Box 85, Beaver Island, MI 49782. firstname.lastname@example.org
Our group will meet on Dec. 7 and 14. During the hectic holiday weeks, we will not gather.
Don’t forget the annual Cookie Carnival will be held next week on Saturday 10th December from 11a.m. to 3p.m. At Gregg Fellowship Center.
Please call 448-2310 to pre order the ‘famous’ sugar cookies and nutmeg logs.
Donations can be dropped off from 10a.m.
Resale Store – The winter schedule is in effect. We are open Thurs., Fri., and Sat. Each week from noon until 4:00. During those hours we will gladly accept your donation of “gently used, barely used, like new” items. If you have questions about shopping or donating, please call the shop at 448-2534. All proceeds from Island Treasures are used to purchase equipment for BI Fire Department and BI EMS . Thank you for your support.
Stay involved in the Resilient Beaver Island project! Go to http://www.resilientmichigan.org/beaver_island.asp to learn more and share your vision for the future of Beaver Island!
Remember – Beaver Island Food Pantry can accept unopened, unexpired non-perishable food items. For your convenience, there are collection baskets at the Beaver Island Christian Church, Holy Cross Church, Beaver Island Community Center, Beaver Island Rural Health Center, Fresh Air and Island Airways. Thank you for helping those in need – “because we are a family.” The Food Pantry Comittee: Judi Meister, Beth Croswhite, Mark LaFreniere and Deb Plastrik
Do you have a fire place, wood stove or campfire pit?
Would you like to buy fire starters? They make great gifts.
One bag costs $3.00 and there are 12 starters in a bag.
Here’s how to use them. First of all you need to get small sticks and then light the fire starter on fire and put in the pit or wood stove. You don’t need any paper to start your fire! They burn a long time!
You can find them at Beaver Island Community School. Call 231-448-2744, ext. 303. Or email email@example.com
All transit ride reservations will be scheduled through the Transit Dispatch Office in Boyne City.
Beaver Island passengers may call 231-582-6900 or our toll free number 800-918-3447 for service. Calls will be received between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Same day calls are accepted but it’s best to make advanced reservations.
Demand Response Service Winter Hours
November 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017
Monday – Friday (Closed Weekends)
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Beaver Island Community Center Fall/Winter/Spring Hours
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am -9pm
If you are looking for information on all island events, find it on the new WVBI Community Calendar. Just head on over to the WVBI website and click on Calendar on the top menu.
We’ve tried to include everything, but if we’ve missed your event you can easily add it yourself by using the handy “Post Your Event” button in the upper right of the calendar or by sending an email with the details to¬†firstname.lastname@example.org. And, we can make it easy for your events to show up in a nice calendar on your website, too, so you only have to post them once. Your website can show only your events or those plus other categories from the calendar that you choose.
At the Community Center
3pm: Phantom Boy
PG Fantasy, Adventure
7pm: The Legend of Tarzan 2016
PG-13 Action, Adventure, Drama
Sponsored by: The Shamrock Bar and Restaurant and Your Beaver Island Community Center
The Beaver Island Community Center…
at the heart of a good community!
Weather – Sponsored by McDonough’s Market
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI
As of 8:29 AM Monday, December 5, 2016
Forecast: Partially Cloudy
Outside Temp: 40.5 F
High Outside Temp: 40.5 F at 8:28 AM
Low Outside Temp: 33.6 F at 12:00 AM
Outside Humidity: 83%
Barometer: 29.832″ and Rising Slowly
Wind Speed: 12.0 Mph
Wind Direction: WSW
High Gust: 22.0 Mph at 8:28 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 13.0 Mph
Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.56″
Storm Rain: 0.71″
Month Rain: 0.74″
Year Rain: 17.43″
Phyllis Moore Report
It’s 38° outside, but it feels like 28° thanks to the wind chill, mostly cloudy skies, wind is at 19 mph from the west with gusts up to 25 mph, humidity is at 87%, pressure is rising from 29.70 inches, and visibility is 9.6 miles. Today: Cloudy with numerous rain showers with possible snow showers and freezing rain in the morning, then partly sunny with scattered rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. West winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. South winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. MARINE REPORT ***** SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON ***** Today: SW wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Numerous showers early int he morning. Waves 2 to 4 feet. Tonight: South wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
On this date of December 5, 1945 – The so-called “Lost Squadron” disappeared. The five U.S. Navy Avenger bombers carrying 14 Navy flyers began a training mission at the Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station. They were never heard from again.
Did you know that the number 1 reason why people purchase a mobile phone is for safety?
Word of the day: campanology (kam-puh-NOL-uh-jee) which means the principles or art of making bells, bell ringing, etc. The Late Latin noun campāna (plural campānae) meant “bell,” so called because bells were made in Campania (which means “wide, level plain”), whose chief city has always been Naples.
About 400 A.D. St. Paulinus of Nola (c354–c431), bishop of Nola, commissioned a large bell to be cast to summon Christians to worship. The Italian word for bell is campana, which has the derivatives campanile, the distinctive bell tower of an Italian church (as opposed to a steeple) and campanilismo, local rivalry, usually petty, sometimes fierce.
The word entered English in the 1820s in the sense “the art of bell ringing.”
The death has occurred of Nora (Hannah) DUFFY (née Collins)
Highfield Park, Galway City, Galway / Rathkeale, Limerick
John, Nora and children came to the Island several times when John was practicing medicine in Chicago in the 70’s. Many of us have fond memories of them on Jewell and Rita’s porch or in Mary Bert’s front yard and Bing getting a piece of plywood to lay in the yard for dancing. Some of us who have been to Ireland would see John, Nora or some of the children. She has left a hole in many hearts…Marie
Kathryn L. “Kathy” Blalock, age 68, passed away peacefully November 28, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center.
She loved the outdoors and especially loved Beaver Island and spending time at their Sand Bay cottage on the island. Kathy was an avid sailor and enjoyed boating and fishing, playing golf, hiking and a good book.
A memorial service to celebrate Kathy’s life will be held on Monday, December 5, 2016 at Langeland Family Funeral Home, Westside Chapel, 3926 South 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009. The family will greet friends for the hour prior to the memorial service, 10 AM – 11 AM, followed by the memorial service at 11:00 AM with a luncheon immediately following the service.
For anyone wishing to make a memorial in honor of Kathy’s life, please consider the Beaver Island Rural Health Center Endowment Fund, c/o Charlevoix County Community Foundation, P. O. Box 718, East Jordan, MI 49727, or any charity of your choosing. For obituary and condolences, please see Kathyrn’s personalized page at www.langelands.com.
… Still no delays to report.
Hey, Let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
To Lucas and all our listeners, most of us have areas in ourselves, where we can continue to develop. This should be a never-ending process and is the best investment we can make.
On a lighter note, what’s the best thing about Switzerland? I’m not sure, but their flag is a big plus!!!
That’s the WVBI Community Calendar Thursday December 1st 2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island. Have a great day and thank you for listening!
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