Community Calendar for Friday September 30, 2016

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Today is Friday September 30th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

Global news from FSN

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NEWS

It was a busy day over at the Peaine Township Hall yesterday.  First, at ten in the morning, there was a very hastily called special meeting of the Peaine Township Board called to deal with the failure of the Charlevoix County Clerk to receive the townships millage proposal for the November election to fund EMS.  This came to light after some island residents received absentee ballots without the question on it. It’s unclear why the proposal didn’t make it in, but apparently nobody called to confirm that it had arrived and with the due date long passed, there is no way now to get the proposal on the ballot.  So, to deal with the issue, Bill Kohl called the meeting to consider a proposal to use general fund millage already approved by voters but not assessed to provide the funding assuming that St. James voters pass their millage proposal (which apparently did make it on the ballot).  Bill made the motion.  It was seconded by Paul Welke.  Larry Kubic and Colleen Martin expressed concern that voters wouldn’t have a chance to consider the motion and that the amount was too much.  After discussion, Bill, Paul and Ernie Martin all voted for the proposal. Larry and Colleen voted against.  If the St. James millage passes, the Peaine board will need to vote again to formerly transfer the funds to the ESA, but there appears no reason that wouldn’t happen.  So, the question of whether ALS and EMS will continue to be available on the island lies in the hands of St. James voters.

The next meeting over at Peaine Hall was the Emergency Services Authority meeting at two in the afternoon.  Once again the room was full of interested residents and among them was WVBI’s Kevin Boyle who has this report.
————

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Thanks, Kevin.  This report will be available on the WVBI website under podcasts and the statement that Dr. Martin made at the Health Center Board meeting, which includes information on the ideas he was exploring will be posted with our News.  Just go to w-v-b-I dot net and click on news to find it.

—————

While you’re out and about for the Bite of Beaver, swing by the Beaver Island District Library for a bit of book sale browsing. We’ve freshened the sale shelves, so come see what’s new–you never know what you might find! Our Saturday hours for the off season are 12-5.

Also, LEGO Club, as always, is Saturday at 12:30.

Bow Hunters!
Please get your deer checked with Jacque LaFreniere this season (231-448-2220). I have the successful Hunter Patches for those of you who get checked.
Checked deer allow the wildlife club and DNR to make informed decisions about our herd, including number of antlerless permits available, deer feeding/habitat improvement efforts and more.
Just call me and set up a time to get the deer checked.

The Wildlife Club will offer a taste of the wild on Saturday, Oct. 1, 11am to 2 pm in front of Powers Hardware. Join us for Wild Turkey Soup, Turkey nuggets, Sucker patties, Venison Chili and more.

We will also have our wonderful RTIC mugs with Logo for sale. Proceeds go towards the club’s efforts on Island to improve habitat, provide winter feed for turkeys, to maintain the walleye pond and stocking efforts and much more!
Jacque

The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association (BICAA) announces the 2017 Mini-Grant Awards cycle.

For more information about the Mini-grant application process, including an application form and instructions, please go to the BICAA website: bicaa.org or phone: 888-511-5189.

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2017.

The Boodle 5k will be held on Saturday, October 1. If you would like to volunteer to help in this fundraiser for our school sports programplease contact Carol Burton to volunteer. Volunteers are needed to work in the following time slots:

7:00 am: mark the route of the races

8:00 – 9:30: set up the check-in tables, food, etc

9:00 – 11:00: greeters, check-in forms, distributing shirts and pinning on numbers

11:00 – 1:00: water stations, timers, time trackers, slip organizers

11:30 – 1:00: announcers, food servers

1:00 pm: clean-up

Resilient Beaver Island is underway!

A weekly e-newsletter is now available for the Resilient Beaver Island master planning project. Much like a blueprint, the master plan is the public’s foundation for development and resource management on the Island. Please let your voice be heard and get involved in this important community effort. Sign up to receive e-news at http://www.resilientmichigan.org/beaver_island.asp and be sure to check out all the ways you can get involved.

The Beaver Island Historical Society seeks to fill one seat on its Board of Trustees. Interested candidates must be BIHS members; if you aren’t already a member, this can be easily accomplished by going to our website www.beaverislandhistory.org or emailing bihistory@tds.net. Persons interested in becoming a BIHS board trustee should email a brief message explaining their interest and desire to serve by October 10, 2016 to bihistory@tds.net. The appointment will be made at the October 20, 2016 BIHS meeting.

Beaver Island Historical Society Seeks Applicants
Museum Director

The Beaver Island Historical Society (BIHS) is seeking a Director who is a self-starter and can manage BIHS as it transitions from its past accomplishments to the creation of a new Museum of Island Life and the development of an increasingly effective organization.

3. To apply, send a resume and cover letter indicating your relevant experience and your reason for interest in the position to: BIHS Selection Committee, Beaver Island Historical Society, PO Box 263
Beaver Island, MI 49782

Or use email: lindawearn@yahoo.com

Applications must be received by October 20, 2016.
_________________

AMVETS POST 46 and the Beaver Island Veterans Project is asking for help for the Beaver Island community.
Carl and Sharon Misiak live here all year long in a cabin built in 1952 by her grandfather. On sunny days you can see light shinning through the logs and in the winter cold air blows through the cabin. They heat with wood. Carl is a veteran confined to a wheel chair.
We will be winterizing their home on Saturday 24th at 10 am. On Oct 2 we will be putting satin on the outside of the cabin. Lunch will be served and dish to pass would be great. We will need some carpentry tools and many caulking guns. Call 448-2799 or 448-2856 for information

If you are packing up to head home after the summer, remember that the Beaver Island Food Pantry can use things you don’t want to carry away. We 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

Farmers Market Continues on Thursdays next to Daddy Franks – We hope to serve you with our fall tasty treats and produce from 3-5 pm next to Daddy Frank’s September 8-30

The fall transit schedule will remain the same until October 31st, Monday to Friday 10:00 AM until 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  Call 448-2026 to schedule a ride.

Island Treasures
The September schedule will be Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 4:00. Yes, we are accepting fall and winter items.

If you are convinced of the need for Advanced Life Support on the island and want to help, you can stop reading now and go to www.biems.org to make a contribution by credit card, check or direct bank transfer. Your donation will be deposited in a special account set up by PABI and administered by the BIA.

If you have questions about what ALS is or why it is necessary on Beaver Island, please keep reading.

The Beaver Island Community Center will begin Fall/Winter/Spring Hours starting Tuesday, September 6th!

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am -9pm
Sunday Closed!

Starting on September 6, the Beaver Island branch of the Charlevoix State Bank, will begin its fall hours. Fall hours will be Monday – Friday, 9am until 1pm.

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¬†calendar@wvbi.net. 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

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program will now be available on Tuesdays and FRIDAYS , 10am-11am @ BI Community Center

BICAA proudly brings to you Three Men and a Tenor
WHEN:October 1st at 8:00 PM
WHERE:at the BI Community Center.
TICKETS: Adults $25 and Students $15.00.
Check out the web site for Three Men and a Tenor-

http://www.threemenandatenor.com

231-448-2022

Join in the ‘Bite of Beaver Island 2016’ fall celebration festivities!

9am 5k Boodle Run/Walk Registration The annual 5K/Run/Walk starts in scenic St. James and offers a fast, beautiful lakefront-and-trails course. There are extra awards this year for: Most Colorful Participant, Decorated Stroller and Costume.

10am-2pm Arts, Crafts & Goodies at the BIC Center! A fabulous featuring of arts, crafts and packaged goodies from Island and Island-related artisans! Everything from hand-thrown functional pottery to hand-blown glass beaded jewelry; fur, bone and leather accessories to watercolor prints and textile collectibles; precious metals and stone accessories to sweet-smelling candles and relaxation materials; Beaver Island homegrown and preserved fruits, vegetables, salsas, jams, and hand-made wreaths. Something for everyone–and everyone on your gift-list!

11am The annual 5K/Run/Walk starting in scenic St. James and offering a fast, beautiful lakefront-and-trails course. There are extra awards this year for: Most Colorful Participant, Decorated Stroller and Costume. Registration will start at 9AM and the race will begin at 11AM.

12-2pm Bite of Beaver Foods! at the Holy Cross Parish Hall! See what the best professional and amateur chefs on the Island have to offer – sample a wide variety of treats.

PLUS…the Annual APPLE PIE CONTEST!
For details and more info contact:
Steve West @ 231-448-2505 10am to 4pm
or email chamber@beaverisland.org

See you at ‘the Bite’!
_________________
The Beaver Island Community Center…
at the heart of a good community!

Weather
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI

As of 8:29 AM Friday, September 30, 2016

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 58.9 F
High Outside Temp: 61.4 F at 2:53 AM
Low Outside Temp: 54.6 F at 12:00 AM
Outside Humidity: 91%
Barometer: 30.343″ and Steady

Wind Speed: 9.0 Mph
Wind Direction: NNW
High Gust: 10.0 Mph at 8:03 AM
10 min Avg Wind: 1.0 Mph

Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour
Day Rain: 0.00″
Storm Rain: 0.00″
Month Rain: 2.52″
Year Rain: 13.31″

Phyllis Moore Report
Thank you again, Joseph Moore, for the new weather station! This morning on the island it’s 59°,  dew point is 55°, wind is at 2 mph from the NE with gusts to 19 mph, humidity is 88%, barometer 29.86, clear skies, pollen levels are low-medium at 2.7. Concentration of pollen grains in the air for Friday will be falling in the low range. Since the weather has a major influence on pollen dispersal, this decrease is due in part to falling temperatures and expected precipitation in the morning, afternoon and evening which tends to wash pollen out of the air. Today: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers in the morning, then a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s. East winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of showers is 40%. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 50s. East winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. MARINE REPORT Small Craft Advisory In Effect Through Saturday Morning Today: East wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Slight chance of showers early in the morning. Chance of showers in the afternoon. Waves 2 to 3 feet. Tonight: East wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Chance of showers. Waves 2 feet or less.

On this date of September 30, 1982 – “Cheers” began an 11-year run on NBC-TV.

Did you know that a rat can tread water for three days?

Word of the day: testudinal (te-STOOD-n-l) which means pertaining to or resembling a tortoise or tortoise shell.

Birthdays
Courtney Pelcha
Pat Anderson
Lisa Doig

Traffic
… Still no delays to report.
Hey, Let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.

To Lucas and all our listeners, Benjamin Franklin once noted, “I early found that when I worked for myself alone, myself alone worked for me. But when I work for others also, others also work for me.”

On a lighter note, A jumper cable walks into a bar and asks for a beer. The bartender says, OK, but don’t start anything.

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for is Friday September 30th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island.
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Report on Peaine Township Board & ESA Meetings

Posted Posted in News Update

NOTE: For broadcast on 2016-09-30.
GREG: It was a busy day over at the Peaine Township Hall yesterday. First, at ten in the morning, there was a very hastily called special meeting of the Peaine Township Board called to deal with the failure of the Charlevoix County Clerk to receive the townships millage proposal for the November election to fund EMS. This came to light after some island residents received absentee ballots without the question on it. It’s unclear why the proposal didn’t make it in, but apparently nobody called to confirm that it had arrived and with the due date long passed, there is no way now to get the proposal on the ballot. So, to deal with the issue, Bill Kohl called the meeting to consider a proposal to use general fund millage already approved by voters but not assessed to provide the funding assuming that St. James voters pass their millage proposal (which apparently did make it on the ballot). Bill made the motion. It was seconded by Paul Welke. Larry Kubic and Colleen Martin expressed concern that voters wouldn’t have a chance to consider the motion and that the amount was too much. After discussion, Bill, Paul and Ernie Martin all voted for the proposal. Larry and Colleen voted against. If the St. James millage passes, the Peaine board will need to vote again to formerly transfer the funds to the ESA, but there appears no reason that wouldn’t happen. So, the question of whether ALS and EMS will continue to be available on the island lies in the hands of St. James voters.

The next meeting over at Peaine Hall was the Emergency Services Authority meeting at two in the afternoon. Once again the room was full of interested residents and among them was WVBI’s Kevin Boyle who has this report.

AUDIO: INTRO: “That’s right Greg…”
OUTRO: “…voters on November 8th.”
File: F:\Program Libraries\WVBI News Reports\2016-09-30 Peaine Township & EAS Board Report.mp3
RDJ: 2016-09-30 Peaine Township & EAS Board Report CAT: News SubCAT: Actualities

KEVIN: That’s right, Greg. I was there along with Mo Abele who contributed to this report. Although what to do about EMS wasn’t the only topic of the meeting, that was the main event. ESA Board Chairman Bill Kohls kicked off the discussion with his view of the options:

AUDIO: Bill Kohls Cut 1

KEVIN: An extended discussion among the board members and many members of the audience followed. It was a robust and remarkable exchange of views with a fair amount of agreement on the need to maintain E-M-S with Advanced Life Support capability on the island. Although at the start of the summer, some on the ESA board had the view that E-M-S could continue with Basic Life Support if ALS couldn’t be maintained, the entire board is now of the view that NO—let me make that clear—NO E-M-S at all is possible on Beaver Island without ALS. Board Treasurer Rick Speck said the reason is basic economics. A considerable amount of the revenue that supports E-M-S comes from air ambulance service. Part of the fees for that service are paid to E-M-S. But, without A-L-S capability, E-M-S cannot operate any air ambulance flights. So all of that revenue would be lost and without it, there can be no EMS.

As for which of Bill’s listed options might be best, it became clear to all that more information was needed—especially about the options to integrate EMS with the Health Center or outsource management to North Flight. Beaver Island Rural Health Center Board chair Connie Wojan expressed dismay that no one had discussed that option with anybody on the Helath Center Board and was concerned about accusations by some that the Health Center was trying to take over EMS. She pointed out that the integration idea was something that Doctor John Martin had initiated on his own as he made clear in a statement he read at the Health Center Board meeting almost two weeks ago. Bill Kohls said that the board would be in touch with Connie and the Health Center Board to discuss the options.

There was general agreement that–no matter what option was chosen—the Health Center and EMS had to work together much better than they have in the past and that the primary air ambulance option had to be island based.

Given the time it would take to integrate E-M-S and the Health Center, its seems likely that the only immediate choices are continued direct management by the E-A-S board or outsourcing of the management to North Flight.

The meeting wrapped up with an acknowledgement by the board that it was critical to get a fact sheet out to St. James voters. It would make clear that voting down the millage would result in an end to E-M-S on Beaver Island. It would also explain the options being considered to improve management of the program and assure that there is cooperation between EMS and the Health Center no matter what model is chosen.

So, Greg, the saga continues—but now it is quite clear that the future of not just A-L-S—but of E-M-S altogether—is in the hands of St. James voters on November eighth.
GREG Thanks, Kevin. This report will be available on the WVBI website under podcasts and the statement that Dr. Martin made at the Health Center Board meeting, which includes information on the ideas he was exploring will be posted with our News. Just go to w-v-b-I dot net and click on news to find it.

Community Calendar for September 29, 2016

Posted Posted in News Update

Today is Thursday September 29th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

 

 

 

Global news from FSN

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

 

While you’re out and about for the Bite of Beaver, swing by the Beaver Island District Library for a bit of book sale browsing. We’ve freshened the sale shelves, so come see what’s new–you never know what you might find! Our Saturday hours for the off season are 12-5.

 

Also, LEGO Club, as always, is Saturday at 12:30.

 

 

Bow Hunters!

Please get your deer checked with Jacque LaFreniere this season (231-448-2220). I have the successful Hunter Patches for those of you who get checked.

Checked deer allow the wildlife club and DNR to make informed decisions about our herd, including number of antlerless permits available, deer feeding/habitat improvement efforts and more.

Just call me and set up a time to get the deer checked.

 

The Wildlife Club will offer a taste of the wild on Saturday, Oct. 1, 11am to 2 pm in front of Powers Hardware. Join us for Wild Turkey Soup, Turkey nuggets, Sucker patties, Venison Chili and more.

 

We will also have our wonderful RTIC mugs with Logo for sale. Proceeds go towards the club’s efforts on Island to improve habitat, provide winter feed for turkeys, to maintain the walleye pond and stocking efforts and much more!

 

 

Jacque

 

 

The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association (BICAA) announces the 2017 Mini-Grant Awards cycle. Applicants must be 18 years of age by the deadline date. Applications are judged based on cultural merit, community impact, and feasibility. The project must benefit the Beaver Island community, by being located on the Island.

 

 

For more information about the Mini-grant application process, including an application form and instructions, please go to the BICAA website: bicaa.org or phone: 888-511-5189.

 

The applications process is competitive and amounts (up to $1000)are awarded by the BICAA Board.

 

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2017.

 

The Boodle 5k will be held on Saturday, October 1. If you would like to volunteer to help in this fundraiser for our school sports program, please contact me by sending an email to sallystebbins@att.net or call me at 2978 through September 29. After that date, please contact Carol Burton to volunteer. Volunteers are needed to work in the following time slots:

 

7:00 am: mark the route of the races

 

8:00 – 9:30: set up the check-in tables, food, etc

 

9:00 – 11:00: greeters, check-in forms, distributing shirts and pinning on numbers

 

11:00 – 1:00: water stations, timers, time trackers, slip organizers

 

11:30 – 1:00: announcers, food servers

 

1:00 pm: clean-up

 

 

Resilient Beaver Island is underway!

 

A weekly e-newsletter is now available for the Resilient Beaver Island master planning project. Much like a blueprint, the master plan is the public’s foundation for development and resource management on the Island. Please let your voice be heard and get involved in this important community effort. Sign up to receive e-news at http://www.resilientmichigan.org/beaver_island.asp and be sure to check out all the ways you can get involved.

 

 

 

The Beaver Island Historical Society seeks to fill one seat on its Board of Trustees. The BIHS board typically meets 10 times per year to ensure the smooth running of its museums and programs. Interested candidates must be BIHS members; if you aren’t already a member, this can be easily accomplished by going to our website www.beaverislandhistory.org or emailing bihistory@tds.net. Persons interested in becoming a BIHS board trustee should email a brief message explaining their interest and desire to serve by October 10, 2016 to bihistory@tds.net. The appointment will be made at the October 20, 2016 BIHS meeting. The selected trustee will serve until the Society’s Annual Meeting on August 17, 2017 at which time they seek reelection.

 

Beaver Island Historical Society Seeks Applicants

Museum Director

 

The Beaver Island Historical Society (BIHS) is seeking a Director who is a self-starter and can manage BIHS as it transitions from its past accomplishments to the creation of a new Museum of Island Life and the development of an increasingly effective organization.

 

The Beaver Island Historical Society is a non-profit organization, staffed by volunteers and two part-time paid positions, the Director and an Administrative Assistant. BIHS oversight is provided by a volunteer 11 member board of trustees who provide leadership, policy, and priorities. The Museum Director reports to the BIHS Board of Trustees. BIHS operates three museums, the Print Museum, Marine Museum, and Heritage Park, and one additional property, the Protar Home.

The salary for the position is $20,000 annually. The position requires varying levels of activity at different times of the year. It is considered to be a half-time position with full-time during the summer months. In the winter months, BIHS activities can be done from the Director’s home.

 

Summary of Position

  1. Management Responsibility: Manage day-to-day operations of the museums and the museum collections. Tasks:

Provide oversight of the budget

Coordinate Museum week and other events

Assist the Board with long range planning

Attend all BIHS Board of Trustees meetings

Communicate with board members regarding progress and challenges toward meeting goals

Implement policies of the Board

Promote BIHS within the community

Assist in fundraising activities

Research and pursue grant writing

Develop strategies for off-season activities

Comply with all state and federal filings

 

  1. Qualifications:

 

Education and Experience

Management and supervisory experience

Computer skills

 

Desired Personal Qualifications

A passion for history

Full time residency or seasonal residency on Beaver Island (Minimum: May to October island residency; Available to work throughout the year and call-in to board meetings during the winter; maintain office hours during the summer)

Clear and effective communication skills, both written and verbal

Ability to work independently, a self-starter

High levels of organization skills

Ability to plan strategically

Ability to plan events

Ability to communicate, set, and meet goals

 

  1. To apply, send a resume and cover letter indicating your relevant experience and your reason for interest in the position to: BIHS Selection Committee, Beaver Island Historical Society, PO Box 263

Beaver Island, MI 49782

 

Or use email: lindawearn@yahoo.com

 

Applications must be received by October 20, 2016.

_________________

 

 

 

AMVETS POST 46 and the Beaver Island Veterans Project is asking for help for the Beaver Island community.

Carl and Sharon Misiak live here all year long in a cabin built in 1952 by her grandfather. On sunny days you can see light shinning through the logs and in the winter cold air blows through the cabin. They heat with wood. Carl is a veteran confined to a wheel chair.

We will be winterizing their home on Saturday 24th at 10 am. On Oct 2 we will be putting satin on the outside of the cabin. Lunch will be served and dish to pass would be great. We will need some carpentry tools and many caulking guns. Call 448-2799 or 448-2856 for information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are packing up to head home after the summer, remember that the Beaver Island Food Pantry can use things you don’t want to carry away. We 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

 

 

 

 

Farmers Market Continues on Thursdays next to Daddy Franks – We hope to serve you with our fall tasty treats and produce from 3-5 pm next to Daddy Frank’s September 8-30

 

 

 

 

 

The fall transit schedule will remain the same until October 31st, Monday to Friday 10:00 AM until 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  Call 448-2026 to schedule a ride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Island Treasures

The September schedule will be Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 4:00. Yes, we are accepting fall and winter items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are convinced of the need for Advanced Life Support on the island and want to help, you can stop reading now and go to www.biems.org to make a contribution by credit card, check or direct bank transfer. Your donation will be deposited in a special account set up by PABI and administered by the BIA.

 

If you have questions about what ALS is or why it is necessary on Beaver Island, please keep reading.

 

I am looking for some folks who regularly walk the beaches to help us monitor dead birds. No you do not have to pick them up, just report them on a form and to call me with information.

Two dead cormorants were noticed during the beach clean up and I had a recent call about 5 dead probably red necked grebes on Donegal Bay.

In particular we would like to have Donegal Bay, Sand Bay and Iron Ore Bay monitored. Green’s too if someone down there walks regularly.

 

Please respond or call me at 448-2220 if you would do this. I’ll get the forms to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beaver Island Community Center will begin Fall/Winter/Spring Hours starting Tuesday, September 6th!

 

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Saturday 9am -9pm

Sunday Closed!

 

Starting on September 6, the Beaver Island branch of the Charlevoix State Bank, will begin its fall hours. Fall hours will be Monday – Friday, 9am until 1pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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¬†calendar@wvbi.net. 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

 

 

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program will now be available on Tuesdays and FRIDAYS , 10am-11am @ BI Community Center

 

 

 

 

BICAA proudly brings to you Three Men and a Tenor

WHEN:October 1st at 8:00 PM

WHERE:at the BI Community Center.

TICKETS: Adults $25 and Students $15.00.

Check out the web site for Three Men and a Tenor-

http://www.threemenandatenor.com

 

231-448-2022

 

 

Join in the ‘Bite of Beaver Island 2016’ fall celebration festivities!

 

9am 5k Boodle Run/Walk Registration The annual 5K/Run/Walk starts in scenic St. James and offers a fast, beautiful lakefront-and-trails course. There are extra awards this year for: Most Colorful Participant, Decorated Stroller and Costume.

 

10am-2pm Arts, Crafts & Goodies at the BIC Center! A fabulous featuring of arts, crafts and packaged goodies from Island and Island-related artisans! Everything from hand-thrown functional pottery to hand-blown glass beaded jewelry; fur, bone and leather accessories to watercolor prints and textile collectibles; precious metals and stone accessories to sweet-smelling candles and relaxation materials; Beaver Island homegrown and preserved fruits, vegetables, salsas, jams, and hand-made wreaths. Something for everyone–and everyone on your gift-list!

 

11am The annual 5K/Run/Walk starting in scenic St. James and offering a fast, beautiful lakefront-and-trails course. There are extra awards this year for: Most Colorful Participant, Decorated Stroller and Costume. Registration will start at 9AM and the race will begin at 11AM.

 

12-2pm Bite of Beaver Foods! at the Holy Cross Parish Hall! See what the best professional and amateur chefs on the Island have to offer – sample a wide variety of treats.

 

PLUS…the Annual APPLE PIE CONTEST!

For details and more info contact:

Steve West @ 231-448-2505 10am to 4pm

or email chamber@beaverisland.org

 

See you at ‘the Bite’!

_________________

The Beaver Island Community Center…

at the heart of a good community!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weather

Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI

 

As of 8:29 AM Thursday, September 29, 2016

 

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

 

Outside Temp: 56.7 F

High Outside Temp: 58.1 F at 2:44 AM

Low Outside Temp: 55.0 F at 12:30 AM

Outside Humidity: 96%

 

 

 

Barometer: 30.356″ and Rising Slowly

 

Wind Speed: Calm

Wind Direction: NNE

High Gust: 7.0 Mph at 1:27 AM

10 min Avg Wind: Calm

 

Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour

Day Rain: 0.01″

Storm Rain: 0.00″

Month Rain: 2.52″

Year Rain: 13.31″

 

 

 

 

Phyllis Moore Report

It’s 59° outside this morning, clear skies, wind is at 7 mph from the NE, humidity is at 89%, pressure is steady at 1026 mb, visibility is 9.7 miles, pollen levels are low-medium at 3.4. The pollen levels for today will be greater than today’s levels but will still remain in the low range. This increase is due to rising temperatures, strong winds and lower relative humidity. If you have these allergies, tomorrow will likely be more difficult outdoors. Today: Mostly sunny. HIghs in the upper 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph decreasing to 20 mph after midnight. MARINE REPORT Small Craft Advisory In Effect Through Friday Afternoon. Today: Northeast wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 to 3 feet. Tonight: East wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Partly cloudy. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

 

On this date of September 29, 1829 – The first public appearance by London’s re-organized police force was met with jeers from political opponents. The force became known as Scotland Yard.

 

Did you know that the ball on the top of a flag pole is called the truck?

 

Word of the day: lodestone (LOHD-stohn) which means 1) something that attracts strongly 20 a variety of magnetite that posses magnetic polarity and attracts iron 3) a piece of this serving as a magnet. Lodestone is made up of distinctly English components, ones that have been part of our language since before the 12th century. “Lode” comes from the Old English “lād,” which means “way, journey, course.” The word stone derives from the Old English “stān,” which had the same meaning as the modern term “stone.” When the two ancient words were combined to form “lodestone” around 1515, the new term referred to magnetite, an oxide of iron that forms a natural magnet.

 

 

Birthdays

Melissa Bailey

Kaylyn Jones

 

 

 

Traffic

… Still no delays to report.

Hey, Let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.

 

To Lucas and all our listeners, nothing great is achieved without enthusiasm. We must find what gets us excited in order to reach our goals.

 

On a lighter note, why did the football coach shake the vending machine? Because he needed a quarterback!!!!

 

 

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Thursday September 29th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island.

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Community Calendar for September 28, 2016

Posted Posted in News Update

Today is Wednesday September 28th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

 

 

 

Global news from FSN

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Bow Hunters!

Please get your deer checked with Jacque LaFreniere this season (231-448-2220). I have the successful Hunter Patches for those of you who get checked.

Checked deer allow the wildlife club and DNR to make informed decisions about our herd, including number of antlerless permits available, deer feeding/habitat improvement efforts and more.

Just call me and set up a time to get the deer checked.

 

The Wildlife Club will offer a taste of the wild on Saturday, Oct. 1, 11am to 2 pm in front of Powers Hardware. Join us for Wild Turkey Soup, Turkey nuggets, Sucker patties, Venison Chili and more.

 

We will also have our wonderful RTIC mugs with Logo for sale. Proceeds go towards the club’s efforts on Island to improve habitat, provide winter feed for turkeys, to maintain the walleye pond and stocking efforts and much more!

 

 

Jacque

 

 

The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association (BICAA) announces the 2017 Mini-Grant Awards cycle. Applicants must be 18 years of age by the deadline date. Applications are judged based on cultural merit, community impact, and feasibility. The project must benefit the Beaver Island community, by being located on the Island.

 

 

For more information about the Mini-grant application process, including an application form and instructions, please go to the BICAA website: bicaa.org or phone: 888-511-5189.

 

The applications process is competitive and amounts (up to $1000)are awarded by the BICAA Board.

 

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2017.

 

The Boodle 5k will be held on Saturday, October 1. If you would like to volunteer to help in this fundraiser for our school sports program, please contact me by sending an email to sallystebbins@att.net or call me at 2978 through September 29. After that date, please contact Carol Burton to volunteer. Volunteers are needed to work in the following time slots:

 

7:00 am: mark the route of the races

 

8:00 – 9:30: set up the check-in tables, food, etc

 

9:00 – 11:00: greeters, check-in forms, distributing shirts and pinning on numbers

 

11:00 – 1:00: water stations, timers, time trackers, slip organizers

 

11:30 – 1:00: announcers, food servers

 

1:00 pm: clean-up

 

 

Resilient Beaver Island is underway!

 

A weekly e-newsletter is now available for the Resilient Beaver Island master planning project. Much like a blueprint, the master plan is the public’s foundation for development and resource management on the Island. Please let your voice be heard and get involved in this important community effort. Sign up to receive e-news at http://www.resilientmichigan.org/beaver_island.asp and be sure to check out all the ways you can get involved.

 

 

 

The Beaver Island Historical Society seeks to fill one seat on its Board of Trustees. The BIHS board typically meets 10 times per year to ensure the smooth running of its museums and programs. Interested candidates must be BIHS members; if you aren’t already a member, this can be easily accomplished by going to our website www.beaverislandhistory.org or emailing bihistory@tds.net. Persons interested in becoming a BIHS board trustee should email a brief message explaining their interest and desire to serve by October 10, 2016 to bihistory@tds.net. The appointment will be made at the October 20, 2016 BIHS meeting. The selected trustee will serve until the Society’s Annual Meeting on August 17, 2017 at which time they seek reelection.

 

Beaver Island Historical Society Seeks Applicants

Museum Director

 

The Beaver Island Historical Society (BIHS) is seeking a Director who is a self-starter and can manage BIHS as it transitions from its past accomplishments to the creation of a new Museum of Island Life and the development of an increasingly effective organization.

 

The Beaver Island Historical Society is a non-profit organization, staffed by volunteers and two part-time paid positions, the Director and an Administrative Assistant. BIHS oversight is provided by a volunteer 11 member board of trustees who provide leadership, policy, and priorities. The Museum Director reports to the BIHS Board of Trustees. BIHS operates three museums, the Print Museum, Marine Museum, and Heritage Park, and one additional property, the Protar Home.

The salary for the position is $20,000 annually. The position requires varying levels of activity at different times of the year. It is considered to be a half-time position with full-time during the summer months. In the winter months, BIHS activities can be done from the Director’s home.

 

Summary of Position

  1. Management Responsibility: Manage day-to-day operations of the museums and the museum collections. Tasks:

Provide oversight of the budget

Coordinate Museum week and other events

Assist the Board with long range planning

Attend all BIHS Board of Trustees meetings

Communicate with board members regarding progress and challenges toward meeting goals

Implement policies of the Board

Promote BIHS within the community

Assist in fundraising activities

Research and pursue grant writing

Develop strategies for off-season activities

Comply with all state and federal filings

 

  1. Qualifications:

 

Education and Experience

Management and supervisory experience

Computer skills

 

Desired Personal Qualifications

A passion for history

Full time residency or seasonal residency on Beaver Island (Minimum: May to October island residency; Available to work throughout the year and call-in to board meetings during the winter; maintain office hours during the summer)

Clear and effective communication skills, both written and verbal

Ability to work independently, a self-starter

High levels of organization skills

Ability to plan strategically

Ability to plan events

Ability to communicate, set, and meet goals

 

  1. To apply, send a resume and cover letter indicating your relevant experience and your reason for interest in the position to: BIHS Selection Committee, Beaver Island Historical Society, PO Box 263

Beaver Island, MI 49782

 

Or use email: lindawearn@yahoo.com

 

Applications must be received by October 20, 2016.

_________________

 

 

 

AMVETS POST 46 and the Beaver Island Veterans Project is asking for help for the Beaver Island community.

Carl and Sharon Misiak live here all year long in a cabin built in 1952 by her grandfather. On sunny days you can see light shinning through the logs and in the winter cold air blows through the cabin. They heat with wood. Carl is a veteran confined to a wheel chair.

We will be winterizing their home on Saturday 24th at 10 am. On Oct 2 we will be putting satin on the outside of the cabin. Lunch will be served and dish to pass would be great. We will need some carpentry tools and many caulking guns. Call 448-2799 or 448-2856 for information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are packing up to head home after the summer, remember that the Beaver Island Food Pantry can use things you don’t want to carry away. We 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

 

 

 

 

Farmers Market Continues on Thursdays next to Daddy Franks – We hope to serve you with our fall tasty treats and produce from 3-5 pm next to Daddy Frank’s September 8-30

 

 

 

 

 

The fall transit schedule will remain the same until October 31st, Monday to Friday 10:00 AM until 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  Call 448-2026 to schedule a ride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Island Treasures

The September schedule will be Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 4:00. Yes, we are accepting fall and winter items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are convinced of the need for Advanced Life Support on the island and want to help, you can stop reading now and go to www.biems.org to make a contribution by credit card, check or direct bank transfer. Your donation will be deposited in a special account set up by PABI and administered by the BIA.

 

If you have questions about what ALS is or why it is necessary on Beaver Island, please keep reading.

 

I am looking for some folks who regularly walk the beaches to help us monitor dead birds. No you do not have to pick them up, just report them on a form and to call me with information.

Two dead cormorants were noticed during the beach clean up and I had a recent call about 5 dead probably red necked grebes on Donegal Bay.

In particular we would like to have Donegal Bay, Sand Bay and Iron Ore Bay monitored. Green’s too if someone down there walks regularly.

 

Please respond or call me at 448-2220 if you would do this. I’ll get the forms to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beaver Island Community Center will begin Fall/Winter/Spring Hours starting Tuesday, September 6th!

 

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Saturday 9am -9pm

Sunday Closed!

 

Starting on September 6, the Beaver Island branch of the Charlevoix State Bank, will begin its fall hours. Fall hours will be Monday – Friday, 9am until 1pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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¬†calendar@wvbi.net. 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

 

 

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program will now be available on Tuesdays and FRIDAYS , 10am-11am @ BI Community Center

 

 

 

 

BICAA proudly brings to you Three Men and a Tenor

WHEN:October 1st at 8:00 PM

WHERE:at the BI Community Center.

TICKETS: Adults $25 and Students $15.00.

Check out the web site for Three Men and a Tenor-

http://www.threemenandatenor.com

 

231-448-2022

 

 

Join in the ‘Bite of Beaver Island 2016’ fall celebration festivities!

 

9am 5k Boodle Run/Walk Registration The annual 5K/Run/Walk starts in scenic St. James and offers a fast, beautiful lakefront-and-trails course. There are extra awards this year for: Most Colorful Participant, Decorated Stroller and Costume.

 

10am-2pm Arts, Crafts & Goodies at the BIC Center! A fabulous featuring of arts, crafts and packaged goodies from Island and Island-related artisans! Everything from hand-thrown functional pottery to hand-blown glass beaded jewelry; fur, bone and leather accessories to watercolor prints and textile collectibles; precious metals and stone accessories to sweet-smelling candles and relaxation materials; Beaver Island homegrown and preserved fruits, vegetables, salsas, jams, and hand-made wreaths. Something for everyone–and everyone on your gift-list!

 

11am The annual 5K/Run/Walk starting in scenic St. James and offering a fast, beautiful lakefront-and-trails course. There are extra awards this year for: Most Colorful Participant, Decorated Stroller and Costume. Registration will start at 9AM and the race will begin at 11AM.

 

12-2pm Bite of Beaver Foods! at the Holy Cross Parish Hall! See what the best professional and amateur chefs on the Island have to offer – sample a wide variety of treats.

 

PLUS…the Annual APPLE PIE CONTEST!

For details and more info contact:

Steve West @ 231-448-2505 10am to 4pm

or email chamber@beaverisland.org

 

See you at ‘the Bite’!

_________________

The Beaver Island Community Center…

at the heart of a good community!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weather

Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI

 

As of 8:28 AM Wednesday, September 28, 2016

 

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

 

Outside Temp: 48.5 F

High Outside Temp: 52.0 F at 4:04 AM

Low Outside Temp: 48.2 F at 7:21 AM

Outside Humidity: 99%

 

 

 

Barometer: 29.937″ and Rising Rapidly

 

Wind Speed: Calm

Wind Direction: N

High Gust: 3.0 Mph at 2:17 AM

10 min Avg Wind: Calm

 

Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour

Day Rain: 0.01″

Storm Rain: 0.89″

Month Rain: 2.51″

Year Rain: 13.30″

 

 

 

 

Phyllis Moore Report

It’s 53° outside this morning, partly cloudy skies, wind is at 9 mph from the east, humidity is at 95%, pressure is rising from 1011 mb, visibility is 9.6 miles, pollen levels are low at 0.5. he quantity of pollen grains in the air for Wednesday will remain relatively stable in the extremely low range. There is little or no local pollen being produced at this time. Today: Patchy fog in the morning. Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 60s. East winds 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear. A 40% chance of rain showers in the evening. Lows in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. MARINE REPORT Today: East wind 10 to 15 knots. Gusts up to 20 knots in the morning. Patchy fog early in the morning. Chance of waterspouts early in the morning. Chance of showers through the day. Waves 2 to 3 feet. Tonight: Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 25 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

On this date of September 28, 1955 – The World Series was televised in color for the first time. The game was between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Did you know that ants don’t like baby powder (talcum powder)?

Word of the day: eeristic (e-RIS-tik) which means 1) pertaining to controversy or disputation; controversial 2) a person who engages in disputation; controversialist 3) the art of disputation. Eristic can be traced to the Greek adjective eristikós meaning “fond of wrangling” and further to the Greek noun éris meaning “discord.” It entered English in the 1630s.

 

 

 

Bottom of Form

 

 

 

 

Birthdays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traffic

… Still no delays to report.

Hey, Let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.

 

To Lucas and all our listeners, waking up eager for the day to begin, and filling your day with interest and challenge, makes life’s journey fulfilling.

 

On a lighter note, why should you not play poker with the world’s fastest animal? Because he’s a Cheetah!!!

 

 

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday September 28th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island.

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Community Calendar for September 27, 2016

Posted Posted in News Update

Today is Tuesday September 27th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

 

 

 

Global news from FSN

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

Bow Hunters!

Please get your deer checked with Jacque LaFreniere this season (231-448-2220). I have the successful Hunter Patches for those of you who get checked.

Checked deer allow the wildlife club and DNR to make informed decisions about our herd, including number of antlerless permits available, deer feeding/habitat improvement efforts and more.

Just call me and set up a time to get the deer checked.

 

The Wildlife Club will offer a taste of the wild on Saturday, Oct. 1, 11am to 2 pm in front of Powers Hardware. Join us for Wild Turkey Soup, Turkey nuggets, Sucker patties, Venison Chili and more.

 

We will also have our wonderful RTIC mugs with Logo for sale. Proceeds go towards the club’s efforts on Island to improve habitat, provide winter feed for turkeys, to maintain the walleye pond and stocking efforts and much more!

 

 

Jacque

 

 

The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association (BICAA) announces the 2017 Mini-Grant Awards cycle. Applicants must be 18 years of age by the deadline date. Applications are judged based on cultural merit, community impact, and feasibility. The project must benefit the Beaver Island community, by being located on the Island.

 

The purpose of the Mini-Grant Program is:

To foster excellence, diversity and vitality in arts offerings for all Beaver Island residents;

To broaden opportunities for Island audiences, artists and arts organizations;

To increase the availability of arts activities and programs for all Island residents; and

To promote Island awareness of cultural arts.

 

For more information about the Mini-grant application process, including an application form and instructions, please go to the BICAA website: bicaa.org or phone: 888-511-5189.

 

The applications process is competitive and amounts (up to $1000)are awarded by the BICAA Board.

 

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2017.

 

The Boodle 5k will be held on Saturday, October 1. If you would like to volunteer to help in this fundraiser for our school sports program, please contact me by sending an email to sallystebbins@att.net or call me at 2978 through September 29. After that date, please contact Carol Burton to volunteer. Volunteers are needed to work in the following time slots:

 

7:00 am: mark the route of the races

 

8:00 – 9:30: set up the check-in tables, food, etc

 

9:00 – 11:00: greeters, check-in forms, distributing shirts and pinning on numbers

 

11:00 – 1:00: water stations, timers, time trackers, slip organizers

 

11:30 – 1:00: announcers, food servers

 

1:00 pm: clean-up

 

 

Resilient Beaver Island is underway!

 

A weekly e-newsletter is now available for the Resilient Beaver Island master planning project. Much like a blueprint, the master plan is the public’s foundation for development and resource management on the Island. Please let your voice be heard and get involved in this important community effort. Sign up to receive e-news at http://www.resilientmichigan.org/beaver_island.asp and be sure to check out all the ways you can get involved.

 

Stakeholder Meetings September 27 and 28

 

Stakeholder meetings on different community topics are being held on Tuesday, September 27th and Wednesday, September 28th. Choose your topic(s) of interest and expertise and please join us. We’re looking to include as many people as possible in each topic area. For times, locations, topics and a flyer you can download, visit http://www.resilientmichigan.org/news.asp?aid=33

 

Question of the Week

 

Every week, we’ll ask you a different question about Beaver Island, which you can answer in your own words. This week we want to know, “What is special and unique about Beaver Island?” Just click on the following link to submit your thoughts: http://www.resilientmichigan.org/beaverisle_quest.asp

 

Upcoming Joint Planning Commission Meetings:

 

Tuesday, September 27th, 7 pm

Tuesday, October 11th, 2 pm

Monday, October 24th, 7 pm

 

Thanks and see you soon!

_________________

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!

 

 

 

 

 

The Beaver Island Historical Society seeks to fill one seat on its Board of Trustees. The BIHS board typically meets 10 times per year to ensure the smooth running of its museums and programs. Interested candidates must be BIHS members; if you aren’t already a member, this can be easily accomplished by going to our website www.beaverislandhistory.org or emailing bihistory@tds.net. Persons interested in becoming a BIHS board trustee should email a brief message explaining their interest and desire to serve by October 10, 2016 to bihistory@tds.net. The appointment will be made at the October 20, 2016 BIHS meeting. The selected trustee will serve until the Society’s Annual Meeting on August 17, 2017 at which time they seek reelection.

 

 

 

AMVETS POST 46 and the Beaver Island Veterans Project is asking for help for the Beaver Island community.

Carl and Sharon Misiak live here all year long in a cabin built in 1952 by her grandfather. On sunny days you can see light shinning through the logs and in the winter cold air blows through the cabin. They heat with wood. Carl is a veteran confined to a wheel chair.

We will be winterizing their home on Saturday 24th at 10 am. On Oct 2 we will be putting satin on the outside of the cabin. Lunch will be served and dish to pass would be great. We will need some carpentry tools and many caulking guns. Call 448-2799 or 448-2856 for information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are packing up to head home after the summer, remember that the Beaver Island Food Pantry can use things you don’t want to carry away. We 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

 

 

 

 

Farmers Market Continues on Thursdays next to Daddy Franks – We hope to serve you with our fall tasty treats and produce from 3-5 pm next to Daddy Frank’s September 8-30

 

 

 

 

 

The fall transit schedule will remain the same until October 31st, Monday to Friday 10:00 AM until 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  Call 448-2026 to schedule a ride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Island Treasures

The September schedule will be Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 4:00. Yes, we are accepting fall and winter items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are convinced of the need for Advanced Life Support on the island and want to help, you can stop reading now and go to www.biems.org to make a contribution by credit card, check or direct bank transfer. Your donation will be deposited in a special account set up by PABI and administered by the BIA.

 

If you have questions about what ALS is or why it is necessary on Beaver Island, please keep reading.

 

I am looking for some folks who regularly walk the beaches to help us monitor dead birds. No you do not have to pick them up, just report them on a form and to call me with information.

Two dead cormorants were noticed during the beach clean up and I had a recent call about 5 dead probably red necked grebes on Donegal Bay.

In particular we would like to have Donegal Bay, Sand Bay and Iron Ore Bay monitored. Green’s too if someone down there walks regularly.

 

Please respond or call me at 448-2220 if you would do this. I’ll get the forms to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beaver Island Community Center will begin Fall/Winter/Spring Hours starting Tuesday, September 6th!

 

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Saturday 9am -9pm

Sunday Closed!

 

Starting on September 6, the Beaver Island branch of the Charlevoix State Bank, will begin its fall hours. Fall hours will be Monday – Friday, 9am until 1pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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¬†calendar@wvbi.net. 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

 

 

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program will now be available on Tuesdays and FRIDAYS , 10am-11am @ BI Community Center

 

 

 

 

BICAA proudly brings to you Three Men and a Tenor

WHEN:October 1st at 8:00 PM

WHERE:at the BI Community Center.

TICKETS: Adults $25 and Students $15.00.

Check out the web site for Three Men and a Tenor-

http://www.threemenandatenor.com

 

231-448-2022

 

 

Join in the ‘Bite of Beaver Island 2016’ fall celebration festivities!

 

9am 5k Boodle Run/Walk Registration The annual 5K/Run/Walk starts in scenic St. James and offers a fast, beautiful lakefront-and-trails course. There are extra awards this year for: Most Colorful Participant, Decorated Stroller and Costume.

 

10am-2pm Arts, Crafts & Goodies at the BIC Center! A fabulous featuring of arts, crafts and packaged goodies from Island and Island-related artisans! Everything from hand-thrown functional pottery to hand-blown glass beaded jewelry; fur, bone and leather accessories to watercolor prints and textile collectibles; precious metals and stone accessories to sweet-smelling candles and relaxation materials; Beaver Island homegrown and preserved fruits, vegetables, salsas, jams, and hand-made wreaths. Something for everyone–and everyone on your gift-list!

 

11am The annual 5K/Run/Walk starting in scenic St. James and offering a fast, beautiful lakefront-and-trails course. There are extra awards this year for: Most Colorful Participant, Decorated Stroller and Costume. Registration will start at 9AM and the race will begin at 11AM.

 

12-2pm Bite of Beaver Foods! at the Holy Cross Parish Hall! See what the best professional and amateur chefs on the Island have to offer – sample a wide variety of treats.

 

PLUS…the Annual APPLE PIE CONTEST!

For details and more info contact:

Steve West @ 231-448-2505 10am to 4pm

or email chamber@beaverisland.org

 

See you at ‘the Bite’!

_________________

The Beaver Island Community Center…

at the heart of a good community!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weather

 

Phyllis Moore Report

Right now it’s 57°, cloudy skies, wind is at 18 mph from the west with gusts to 35 mph, humidity is at 84%, pressure is steady at 1000 mb, visibility is 6.7 miles, pollen levels are low at 0.5, top allergens are ragweed, chenopods, and nettle. Based on past pollen counts and expected weather conditions, pollen levels for Tuesday will remain stable in the extremely low range. With Pollen concentrations now at extremely low levels, The next plants to pollinate in the area will be the trees which produce large amounts of often highly allergenic pollen. Today: Rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Tonight: Rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then numerous rain showers a a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Patchy fog through the night. Lows in the upper 40s. Southwest winds at 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph in the evening becoming light. MARINE REPORT Small Craft Advisory In Effect Through This Afternoon. Today: West wind 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots early in the evening. Gusts up to 30 knots. Slight chance of waterspouts early in the morning. Showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms through the day. Waves 3 to 7 feet subsiding to 3 to 5 feet in the afternoon. Tonight: Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Chance of waterspouts and patchy fog. Numerous showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Waves 2 to 3 feet or less.

On this date of September 27, 1938 – “Thanks for the Memory” was heard for the first time on the “The Bob Hope Show.”

Did you know that snakes can’t blink?

Word of the day: haimish (HEY-mish) which means homey; cozy and unpretentious. Haimish comes from the Yiddish term heymish, which, in turn, can be traced to the Old High German word heimisc meaning “pertaining to the home.” It has been used in English since at least the 1920s.

 

 

 

Bottom of Form

 

 

 

 

Birthdays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traffic

… Still no delays to report.

Hey, Let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.

 

To Lucas and all our listeners, as seen often in politics and elsewhere, following the crowd is often wrong. If you do decide to follow someone in their footsteps, make sure they are truly worthy of your emulation.

 

On a lighter note, how many ears does Captain Kirk have? Three, his left ear, his right ear and his final frontier!!

 

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Tuesday September 27th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island.

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Community Calendar for September 26, 2016

Posted Posted in News Update

Today is Monday September 26th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

 

 

 

Global news from FSN

 

 

 

 

NEWS

The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association (BICAA) announces the 2017 Mini-Grant Awards cycle. Applicants must be 18 years of age by the deadline date. Applications are judged based on cultural merit, community impact, and feasibility. The project must benefit the Beaver Island community, by being located on the Island.

 

The purpose of the Mini-Grant Program is:

To foster excellence, diversity and vitality in arts offerings for all Beaver Island residents;

To broaden opportunities for Island audiences, artists and arts organizations;

To increase the availability of arts activities and programs for all Island residents; and

To promote Island awareness of cultural arts.

 

For more information about the Mini-grant application process, including an application form and instructions, please go to the BICAA website: bicaa.org or phone: 888-511-5189.

 

The applications process is competitive and amounts (up to $1000)are awarded by the BICAA Board.

 

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2017.

 

The Boodle 5k will be held on Saturday, October 1. If you would like to volunteer to help in this fundraiser for our school sports program, please contact me by sending an email to sallystebbins@att.net or call me at 2978 through September 29. After that date, please contact Carol Burton to volunteer. Volunteers are needed to work in the following time slots:

 

7:00 am: mark the route of the races

 

8:00 – 9:30: set up the check-in tables, food, etc

 

9:00 – 11:00: greeters, check-in forms, distributing shirts and pinning on numbers

 

11:00 – 1:00: water stations, timers, time trackers, slip organizers

 

11:30 – 1:00: announcers, food servers

 

1:00 pm: clean-up

 

 

Resilient Beaver Island is underway!

 

A weekly e-newsletter is now available for the Resilient Beaver Island master planning project. Much like a blueprint, the master plan is the public’s foundation for development and resource management on the Island. Please let your voice be heard and get involved in this important community effort. Sign up to receive e-news at http://www.resilientmichigan.org/beaver_island.asp and be sure to check out all the ways you can get involved.

 

Stakeholder Meetings September 27 and 28

 

Stakeholder meetings on different community topics are being held on Tuesday, September 27th and Wednesday, September 28th. Choose your topic(s) of interest and expertise and please join us. We’re looking to include as many people as possible in each topic area. For times, locations, topics and a flyer you can download, visit http://www.resilientmichigan.org/news.asp?aid=33

 

Question of the Week

 

Every week, we’ll ask you a different question about Beaver Island, which you can answer in your own words. This week we want to know, “What is special and unique about Beaver Island?” Just click on the following link to submit your thoughts: http://www.resilientmichigan.org/beaverisle_quest.asp

 

Upcoming Joint Planning Commission Meetings:

 

Tuesday, September 27th, 7 pm

Tuesday, October 11th, 2 pm

Monday, October 24th, 7 pm

 

Thanks and see you soon!

_________________

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!

 

 

 

 

 

The Beaver Island Historical Society seeks to fill one seat on its Board of Trustees. The BIHS board typically meets 10 times per year to ensure the smooth running of its museums and programs. Interested candidates must be BIHS members; if you aren’t already a member, this can be easily accomplished by going to our website www.beaverislandhistory.org or emailing bihistory@tds.net. Persons interested in becoming a BIHS board trustee should email a brief message explaining their interest and desire to serve by October 10, 2016 to bihistory@tds.net. The appointment will be made at the October 20, 2016 BIHS meeting. The selected trustee will serve until the Society’s Annual Meeting on August 17, 2017 at which time they seek reelection.

 

 

 

AMVETS POST 46 and the Beaver Island Veterans Project is asking for help for the Beaver Island community.

Carl and Sharon Misiak live here all year long in a cabin built in 1952 by her grandfather. On sunny days you can see light shinning through the logs and in the winter cold air blows through the cabin. They heat with wood. Carl is a veteran confined to a wheel chair.

We will be winterizing their home on Saturday 24th at 10 am. On Oct 2 we will be putting satin on the outside of the cabin. Lunch will be served and dish to pass would be great. We will need some carpentry tools and many caulking guns. Call 448-2799 or 448-2856 for information

 

 

 

 

 

If you are packing up to head home after the summer, remember that the Beaver Island Food Pantry can use things you don’t want to carry away. We 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

 

 

 

 

Farmers Market Continues on Thursdays next to Daddy Franks – We hope to serve you with our fall tasty treats and produce from 3-5 pm next to Daddy Frank’s September 8-30

 

 

 

 

 

The fall transit schedule will remain the same until October 31st, Monday to Friday 10:00 AM until 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  Call 448-2026 to schedule a ride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Island Treasures

The September schedule will be Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 4:00. Yes, we are accepting fall and winter items.

 

 

 

 

If you are convinced of the need for Advanced Life Support on the island and want to help, you can stop reading now and go to www.biems.org to make a contribution by credit card, check or direct bank transfer. Your donation will be deposited in a special account set up by PABI and administered by the BIA.

 

If you have questions about what ALS is or why it is necessary on Beaver Island, please keep reading.

 

I am looking for some folks who regularly walk the beaches to help us monitor dead birds. No you do not have to pick them up, just report them on a form and to call me with information.

Two dead cormorants were noticed during the beach clean up and I had a recent call about 5 dead probably red necked grebes on Donegal Bay.

In particular we would like to have Donegal Bay, Sand Bay and Iron Ore Bay monitored. Green’s too if someone down there walks regularly.

 

Please respond or call me at 448-2220 if you would do this. I’ll get the forms to you.

 

 

 

The Beaver Island Community Center will begin Fall/Winter/Spring Hours starting Tuesday, September 6th!

 

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Saturday 9am -9pm

Sunday Closed!

 

Starting on September 6, the Beaver Island branch of the Charlevoix State Bank, will begin its fall hours. Fall hours will be Monday – Friday, 9am until 1pm.

 

 

 

 

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¬†calendar@wvbi.net. 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

 

 

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program will now be available on Tuesdays and FRIDAYS , 10am-11am @ BI Community Center

 

 

 

 

BICAA proudly brings to you Three Men and a Tenor

WHEN:October 1st at 8:00 PM

WHERE:at the BI Community Center.

TICKETS: Adults $25 and Students $15.00.

Check out the web site for Three Men and a Tenor-

http://www.threemenandatenor.com

 

231-448-2022

 

 

Plan ahead for the Bite of Beaver Island and Boodle 5K October 1st

 

Chef Form Holy Cross Hall

Click to access 2016ChefForm.pdf

 

Vender Form Community Center

Click to access BOB-Vendor-Form-2016.pdf

 

Boodle 5K Entry Form

Click to access aBoodle-form-2016-8-17.pdf

 

 

_________________

Chamber of Commerce

www.BeaverIsland.org

Chamber@BeaverIsland.org

(231) 448-2505

 

Altar Society Raffle

Lois Stipp Painting Raffle Tickets–

 

The Holy Cross Altar Society will be raffling off another BEAUTIFUL painting by Lois Stipp. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. If you would like to purchase tickets to help support the Altar Society (who raise needed funds to purchase supplies for the Altar as well as provide for all of the Funeral Luncheons for Holy Cross) you may purchase tickets after any of the weekend masses, at either of the Beaver Island Gallery locations or by sending a check to the Holy Cross Altar Society, PO Box 145 Beaver Island, MI 49782 earmarked for the raffle.

 

 

 

Movies

 

 

Weather

Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI

 

As of 8:29 AM Monday, September 26, 2016

 

Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, Rain within 12 hours

 

Outside Temp: 60.8 F

High Outside Temp: 63.9 F at 4:26 AM

Low Outside Temp: 60.8 F at 8:05 AM

Outside Humidity: 81%

 

 

 

Barometer: 29.699″ and Steady

 

Wind Speed: 6.0 Mph

Wind Direction: SSW

High Gust: 23.0 Mph at 5:49 AM

10 min Avg Wind: 14.0 Mph

 

Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour

Day Rain: 0.36″

Storm Rain: 0.92″

Month Rain: 2.54″

Year Rain: 13.33″

 

 

Phyllis Moore Report

It’s 61° outside this morning, lightly raining, wind is at 16 mph from the WSW with gusts to 21 mph, humidity is at 87%, pressure is falling from 1012 mb, visibility is 9.4 miles, pollen levels are low at 0.5, top allergens are ragweed, chenopods, and nettle. Today: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers in the morning, then a slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon, Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of showers is 50%. Tonight: Numerous rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. MARINE REPORT Small Craft Advisory In Effect Through Tuesday Afternoon Today: West wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts to around 30 knots. Chance of showers. Waves 2 to 4 feet building to 4 to 7 feet in the morning. Tonight: West wind 15 to 25 with gusts to around 30 knots. Slight chance of waterspouts, frequent showers, and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Waves 4 to 6 feet.

 

On this date of September 26, 2006 – Facebook was opened to everyone at least 13 years or older with a valid email address.

 

Did you know that ‘underground’ is the only word that begins and ends with the letters ‘und’?

 

Word of the day: bon mot (BON MOH) which means a witty remark or comment; clever saying; witticism. Bon mot is a borrowing from French, translating literally as “good word.” The term entered English in the mid-1700s.

 

 

Birthdays

 

None

 

 

Traffic

… Still no delays to report.

Hey, Let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.

 

To Lucas and all our listeners, training the mind to be more creative is something that can be done anytime, anywhere. It can help add more joy to your life both at work and at home.

 

On a lighter note, how many software engineers does it take to change a lightbulb? None, that’s a hardware problem!!!

 

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday September 26th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island.

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Community Calendar for September 23, 2016

Posted Posted in News Update

Today is Friday September 23rd, 2016. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

 

 

 

Global news from FSN

 

RED Friday

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

 

Resilient Beaver Island is underway!

 

A weekly e-newsletter is now available for the Resilient Beaver Island master planning project. Much like a blueprint, the master plan is the public’s foundation for development and resource management on the Island. Please let your voice be heard and get involved in this important community effort. Sign up to receive e-news at http://www.resilientmichigan.org/beaver_island.asp and be sure to check out all the ways you can get involved.

 

Stakeholder Meetings September 27 and 28

 

Stakeholder meetings on different community topics are being held on Tuesday, September 27th and Wednesday, September 28th. Choose your topic(s) of interest and expertise and please join us. We’re looking to include as many people as possible in each topic area. For times, locations, topics and a flyer you can download, visit http://www.resilientmichigan.org/news.asp?aid=33

 

Question of the Week

 

Every week, we’ll ask you a different question about Beaver Island, which you can answer in your own words. This week we want to know, “What is special and unique about Beaver Island?” Just click on the following link to submit your thoughts: http://www.resilientmichigan.org/beaverisle_quest.asp

 

Upcoming Joint Planning Commission Meetings:

 

Tuesday, September 27th, 7 pm

Tuesday, October 11th, 2 pm

Monday, October 24th, 7 pm

 

Thanks and see you soon!

_________________

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!

 

 

 

 

Please join us Sunday, September 25th starting at 11am for the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging’s Beaver Island “First Fall Sunday Dinner” at the Beaver Island Community Center!

 

Greet the Fall equinox with a wonderful post-summer feast

of Ham, Cheezy Potatoes, Green Beans (or peas…), Dinner Rolls and Mixed-Berries Cobbler–ala mode!

 

Special door prizes, raffles, and treats!

 

Suggested donation of $4 for those 60 yeas of age and older. Charge of $8 for those 13 – 59; and $4 for those 12 and under. Everyone is welcome to attend!

 

SPECIAL GUEST: Roman Hank, Assistant Director of the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging, will introduce, explain, and answer questions on the Beaver Island Senior In-Home Services Reimbursement Program!

 

A brand new program available to BI Seniors through the CVX Commission on Aging, it provides reimbursement benefits for up to $80 per month per household to BI Seniors for services rendered for personal care, homemaker, and respite. Come find out about this new program!

 

Join us for our first fall Sunday Dinner of feasting, fellowship and fun!

 

The Beaver Island Historical Society seeks to fill one seat on its Board of Trustees. The BIHS board typically meets 10 times per year to ensure the smooth running of its museums and programs. Interested candidates must be BIHS members; if you aren’t already a member, this can be easily accomplished by going to our website www.beaverislandhistory.org or emailing bihistory@tds.net. Persons interested in becoming a BIHS board trustee should email a brief message explaining their interest and desire to serve by October 10, 2016 to bihistory@tds.net. The appointment will be made at the October 20, 2016 BIHS meeting. The selected trustee will serve until the Society’s Annual Meeting on August 17, 2017 at which time they seek reelection.

 

 

 

AMVETS POST 46 and the Beaver Island Veterans Project is asking for help for the Beaver Island community.

Carl and Sharon Misiak live here all year long in a cabin built in 1952 by her grandfather. On sunny days you can see light shinning through the logs and in the winter cold air blows through the cabin. They heat with wood. Carl is a veteran confined to a wheel chair.

We will be winterizing their home on Saturday 24th at 10 am. On Oct 2 we will be putting satin on the outside of the cabin. Lunch will be served and dish to pass would be great. We will need some carpentry tools and many caulking guns. Call 448-2799 or 448-2856 for information

 

 

 

If you are packing up to head home after the summer, remember that the Beaver Island Food Pantry can use things you don’t want to carry away. We 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

 

 

 

 

Farmers Market Continues on Thursdays next to Daddy Franks – We hope to serve you with our fall tasty treats and produce from 3-5 pm next to Daddy Frank’s September 8-30

 

 

 

 

 

The fall transit schedule will remain the same until October 31st, Monday to Friday 10:00 AM until 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  Call 448-2026 to schedule a ride.

 

 

 

Island Treasures

The September schedule will be Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 4:00. Yes, we are accepting fall and winter items.

 

 

 

 

If you are convinced of the need for Advanced Life Support on the island and want to help, you can stop reading now and go to www.biems.org to make a contribution by credit card, check or direct bank transfer. Your donation will be deposited in a special account set up by PABI and administered by the BIA.

 

If you have questions about what ALS is or why it is necessary on Beaver Island, please keep reading.

 

I am looking for some folks who regularly walk the beaches to help us monitor dead birds. No you do not have to pick them up, just report them on a form and to call me with information.

Two dead cormorants were noticed during the beach clean up and I had a recent call about 5 dead probably red necked grebes on Donegal Bay.

In particular we would like to have Donegal Bay, Sand Bay and Iron Ore Bay monitored. Green’s too if someone down there walks regularly.

 

Please respond or call me at 448-2220 if you would do this. I’ll get the forms to you.

 

 

The Beaver Island Community Center will begin Fall/Winter/Spring Hours starting Tuesday, September 6th!

 

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Saturday 9am -9pm

Sunday Closed!

 

Starting on September 6, the Beaver Island branch of the Charlevoix State Bank, will begin its fall hours. Fall hours will be Monday – Friday, 9am until 1pm.

 

 

 

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¬†calendar@wvbi.net. 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

 

 

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program will now be available on Tuesdays and FRIDAYS , 10am-11pm @ BI Community Center

 

 

 

 

BICAA proudly brings to you Three Men and a Tenor

WHEN:October 1st at 8:00 PM

WHERE:at the BI Community Center.

TICKETS: Adults $25 and Students $15.00.

Check out the web site for Three Men and a Tenor-

http://www.threemenandatenor.com

 

231-448-2022

 

 

Plan ahead for the Bite of Beaver Island and Boodle 5K October 1st

 

Chef Form Holy Cross Hall

Click to access 2016ChefForm.pdf

 

Vender Form Community Center

Click to access BOB-Vendor-Form-2016.pdf

 

Boodle 5K Entry Form

Click to access aBoodle-form-2016-8-17.pdf

 

 

_________________

Chamber of Commerce

www.BeaverIsland.org

Chamber@BeaverIsland.org

(231) 448-2505

 

Altar Society Raffle

Lois Stipp Painting Raffle Tickets–

 

The Holy Cross Altar Society will be raffling off another BEAUTIFUL painting by Lois Stipp. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. If you would like to purchase tickets to help support the Altar Society (who raise needed funds to purchase supplies for the Altar as well as provide for all of the Funeral Luncheons for Holy Cross) you may purchase tickets after any of the weekend masses, at either of the Beaver Island Gallery locations or by sending a check to the Holy Cross Altar Society, PO Box 145 Beaver Island, MI 49782 earmarked for the raffle.

 

 

 

Movies

Saturday Movies at the BIC Center, 9/24!

 

3pm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

PG-13 | 1h 52min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 3 June 2016 (USA)

 

 

7pm

The Nice Guys (2016)

R | 1h 56min | Action, Comedy, Crime | 20 May 2016 (USA)

All movie showings free-will donation! Suggested donation of $5 per person/movie!

Great popcorn, candy and beverages!

 

231 448-2022

bicommunitycenter@tds.net

 

Sponsored by:

The Shamrock Bar & Restaurant,

and your Beaver Island Community Center!

 

 

 

Weather

Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI

 

As of 8:29 AM Friday, September 23, 2016

 

Forecast: Mostly Clear

 

Outside Temp: 57.8 F

High Outside Temp: 62.1 F at 12:00 AM

Low Outside Temp: 57.8 F at 7:54 AM

Outside Humidity: 93%

 

 

 

Barometer: 30.191″ and Rising Slowly

 

Wind Speed: 2.0 Mph

Wind Direction: NNW

High Gust: 10.0 Mph at 2:04 AM

10 min Avg Wind: 1.0 Mph

 

Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour

Day Rain: 0.01″

Storm Rain: 0.23″

Month Rain: 1.62″

Year Rain: 12.41″

 

 

Phyllis Moore Report

It’s 59° outside this morning, mostly cloudy skies, wind is at 12 mph from the NE with gusts to 16 mph, humidity is at 90%, pressure is rising from 1020 mb, visibility is 9.6 miles, pollen levels are low today at 0.5, top allergens are ragweed, chenopods, and nettle. Today: Partly sunny. Areas of drizzle in the morning. Highs in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. East winds at 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the evening. MARINE REPORT Today: East wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Mostly cloudy early in the morning then clearing. Waves 2 feet or less. Tonight: East wind 5 to 10 knots. Mostly clear. Waves 2 feet or less.

On this date of September 23, 1962 – “The Jetsons” premiered on ABC-TV. It was the first program on the network to be carried in color.

Did you know that your right lung takes in more air than your left?

Word of the day: plutocracy (ploo-TOK-ruh-see) which means 1) the rule or power of wealth or of the wealthy 2) a government or state which the wealthy class rules. Plutocracy finds its origins in the Greek words ploûtos meaning “wealth” and krátos meaning “rule, strength, might.” It entered English in the mid-1600s.

 

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Birthdays

Abigail Hart

Willow Rasch

John McCafferty

Demetrius Richards

 

Saturday

Michelle LaFreniere

Mary Cook

Brody Johnson

 

Sunday

Rick Hall

Andrew Grogan

Rob Bellingham-Coffell

William Nix

 

 

 

Traffic

… Still no delays to report.

Hey, Let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.

 

To Lucas and all our listeners, summoning our inner strength can be the difference between existing and really living. Emerson wrote, “Vigor is contagious; and whatever makes us either think or feel strongly adds to our power and enlarges our field of action.”

 

On a lighter note, where do you take a sick boat? Ah, to the dock!!!

 

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday September 23rd, 2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island.

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Community Calendar for September 22, 2016

Posted Posted in News Update

Today is Thursday September 22nd, 2016. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

 

 

 

Global news from FSN

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS

 

Resilient Beaver Island is underway!

 

A weekly e-newsletter is now available for the Resilient Beaver Island master planning project. Much like a blueprint, the master plan is the public’s foundation for development and resource management on the Island. Please let your voice be heard and get involved in this important community effort. Sign up to receive e-news at http://www.resilientmichigan.org/beaver_island.asp and be sure to check out all the ways you can get involved.

 

Stakeholder Meetings September 27 and 28

 

Stakeholder meetings on different community topics are being held on Tuesday, September 27th and Wednesday, September 28th. Choose your topic(s) of interest and expertise and please join us. We’re looking to include as many people as possible in each topic area. For times, locations, topics and a flyer you can download, visit http://www.resilientmichigan.org/news.asp?aid=33

 

Question of the Week

 

Every week, we’ll ask you a different question about Beaver Island, which you can answer in your own words. This week we want to know, “What is special and unique about Beaver Island?” Just click on the following link to submit your thoughts: http://www.resilientmichigan.org/beaverisle_quest.asp

 

Joint Planning Commission Meetings

 

Beaver Island’s Joint Planning Commission includes all members of the St. James and Peaine Township Planning Commissions. The Joint Planning Commission will be meeting regularly throughout the Master Planning process to work together and discuss the plan.

 

Unless otherwise noted, all Joint Planning Commission meetings will be held at the Peaine Township Hall located at 36825 Kings Hwy. To view the agendas and meeting materials from past Joint Planning Commission meetings, visithttp://www.resilientmichigan.org/beaverisle_docs.asp

 

Upcoming Joint Planning Commission Meetings:

 

Tuesday, September 27th, 7 pm

Tuesday, October 11th, 2 pm

Monday, October 24th, 7 pm

 

Thanks and see you soon!

_________________

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!

 

The Beaver Island Community Center is undergoing carpet cleaning and the Events Center retractable seating is yet to be done–Thursday, September 22! Therefore, there will be no Pickleball playing available until next Tuesday, September 27th!

 

Thank you for your patience and we are sorry for the inconvenience!

Please join us next week…

 

 

 

 

Please join us Sunday, September 25th starting at 11am for the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging’s Beaver Island “First Fall Sunday Dinner” at the Beaver Island Community Center!

 

Greet the Fall equinox with a wonderful post-summer feast

of Ham, Cheezy Potatoes, Green Beans (or peas…), Dinner Rolls and Mixed-Berries Cobbler–ala mode!

 

Special door prizes, raffles, and treats!

 

Suggested donation of $4 for those 60 yeas of age and older. Charge of $8 for those 13 – 59; and $4 for those 12 and under. Everyone is welcome to attend!

 

SPECIAL GUEST: Roman Hank, Assistant Director of the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging, will introduce, explain, and answer questions on the Beaver Island Senior In-Home Services Reimbursement Program!

 

A brand new program available to BI Seniors through the CVX Commission on Aging, it provides reimbursement benefits for up to $80 per month per household to BI Seniors for services rendered for personal care, homemaker, and respite. Come find out about this new program!

 

Join us for our first fall Sunday Dinner of feasting, fellowship and fun!

 

The Beaver Island Historical Society seeks to fill one seat on its Board of Trustees. The BIHS board typically meets 10 times per year to ensure the smooth running of its museums and programs. Interested candidates must be BIHS members; if you aren’t already a member, this can be easily accomplished by going to our website www.beaverislandhistory.org or emailing bihistory@tds.net. Persons interested in becoming a BIHS board trustee should email a brief message explaining their interest and desire to serve by October 10, 2016 to bihistory@tds.net. The appointment will be made at the October 20, 2016 BIHS meeting. The selected trustee will serve until the Society’s Annual Meeting on August 17, 2017 at which time they seek reelection.

 

 

 

AMVETS POST 46 and the Beaver Island Veterans Project is asking for help for the Beaver Island community.

Carl and Sharon Misiak live here all year long in a cabin built in 1952 by her grandfather. On sunny days you can see light shinning through the logs and in the winter cold air blows through the cabin. They heat with wood. Carl is a veteran confined to a wheel chair.

We will be winterizing their home on Saturday 24th at 10 am. On Oct 2 we will be putting satin on the outside of the cabin. Lunch will be served and dish to pass would be great. We will need some carpentry tools and many caulking guns. Call 448-2799 or 448-2856 for information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are packing up to head home after the summer, remember that the Beaver Island Food Pantry can use things you don’t want to carry away. We 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

 

 

 

 

Farmers Market Continues on Thursdays next to Daddy Franks – We hope to serve you with our fall tasty treats and produce from 3-5 pm next to Daddy Frank’s September 8-30

 

 

 

 

 

The fall transit schedule will remain the same until October 31st, Monday to Friday 10:00 AM until 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  Call 448-2026 to schedule a ride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Island Treasures

The September schedule will be Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 4:00. Yes, we are accepting fall and winter items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are convinced of the need for Advanced Life Support on the island and want to help, you can stop reading now and go to www.biems.org to make a contribution by credit card, check or direct bank transfer. Your donation will be deposited in a special account set up by PABI and administered by the BIA.

 

If you have questions about what ALS is or why it is necessary on Beaver Island, please keep reading.

 

I am looking for some folks who regularly walk the beaches to help us monitor dead birds. No you do not have to pick them up, just report them on a form and to call me with information.

Two dead cormorants were noticed during the beach clean up and I had a recent call about 5 dead probably red necked grebes on Donegal Bay.

In particular we would like to have Donegal Bay, Sand Bay and Iron Ore Bay monitored. Green’s too if someone down there walks regularly.

 

Please respond or call me at 448-2220 if you would do this. I’ll get the forms to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beaver Island Community Center will begin Fall/Winter/Spring Hours starting Tuesday, September 6th!

 

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Saturday 9am -9pm

Sunday Closed!

 

Starting on September 6, the Beaver Island branch of the Charlevoix State Bank, will begin its fall hours. Fall hours will be Monday – Friday, 9am until 1pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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¬†calendar@wvbi.net. 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

 

 

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program will now be available on Tuesdays and FRIDAYS , 11am-12pm @ BI Community Center

 

 

 

 

BICAA proudly brings to you Three Men and a Tenor

WHEN:October 1st at 8:00 PM

WHERE:at the BI Community Center.

TICKETS: Adults $25 and Students $15.00.

Check out the web site for Three Men and a Tenor-

http://www.threemenandatenor.com

 

231-448-2022

 

 

Plan ahead for the Bite of Beaver Island and Boodle 5K October 1st

 

Chef Form Holy Cross Hall

Click to access 2016ChefForm.pdf

 

Vender Form Community Center

Click to access BOB-Vendor-Form-2016.pdf

 

Boodle 5K Entry Form

Click to access aBoodle-form-2016-8-17.pdf

 

 

_________________

Chamber of Commerce

www.BeaverIsland.org

Chamber@BeaverIsland.org

(231) 448-2505

 

Altar Society Raffle

Lois Stipp Painting Raffle Tickets–

 

The Holy Cross Altar Society will be raffling off another BEAUTIFUL painting by Lois Stipp. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. If you would like to purchase tickets to help support the Altar Society (who raise needed funds to purchase supplies for the Altar as well as provide for all of the Funeral Luncheons for Holy Cross) you may purchase tickets after any of the weekend masses, at either of the Beaver Island Gallery locations or by sending a check to the Holy Cross Altar Society, PO Box 145 Beaver Island, MI 49782 earmarked for the raffle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movies

Saturday Movies at the BIC Center, 9/24!

 

3pm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

PG-13 | 1h 52min | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 3 June 2016 (USA)

 

 

7pm

The Nice Guys (2016)

R | 1h 56min | Action, Comedy, Crime | 20 May 2016 (USA)

All movie showings free-will donation! Suggested donation of $5 per person/movie!

Great popcorn, candy and beverages!

 

231 448-2022

bicommunitycenter@tds.net

 

Sponsored by:

The Shamrock Bar & Restaurant,

and your Beaver Island Community Center!

 

 

 

 

Weather

Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI

 

As of 8:30 AM Thursday, September 22, 2016

 

Forecast: Mostly Clear

 

Outside Temp: 62.1 F

High Outside Temp: 63.6 F at 12:11 AM

Low Outside Temp: 59.9 F at 4:11 AM

Outside Humidity: 98%

 

 

 

Barometer: 30.082″ and Rising Slowly

 

Wind Speed: Calm

Wind Direction: WSW

High Gust: 20.0 Mph at 6:10 AM

10 min Avg Wind: Calm

 

Rain Rate: 0.07″/Hour

Day Rain: 0.19″

Storm Rain: 0.19″

Month Rain: 1.58″

Year Rain: 12.37″

 

 

 

 

Phyllis Moore Report

It’s 60° outside this morning, lightly raining, wind is at 7 mph from the east, humidity is at 94%, pressure is steady at 1018 mb, visibility is 9.1 miles, pollen level is low today at 0.6, top allergens are ragweed, chenopods, and nettle. Today: Cloudy. Rain showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 70°. South winds at 10 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tonight: Cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of precipitations is 40%. MARINE REPORT: Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest in the late morning, then becoming north in the afternoon. Showers likely early in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Waves 2 feet or less. Tonight: Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots with gusts to around 20 knots. Chance of showers. Waves 2 to 3 feet.

On this date of September 22, 1961 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy signed a congressional act that established the Peace Corps.

Did you know that a squid has 10 tentacles?

Word of the day: flavescent (fluh-VES-uh nt) which means turning yellow; yellowish. Flavescent entered English in the mid-1800s. Its immediate source is the Latin present participial stem flāvescent- “becoming golden yellow, yellow” from the verb flāvescere “to become golden yellow, yellow.” The verb derives from the adjective flāvus “golden yellow, yellow.”

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Birthdays

Jean Wierenga

 

 

 

Traffic

… Still no delays to report.

Hey, Let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.

 

To Lucas and all our listeners, you don’t have to wait for large occasions to be helpful to others. A little extra effort on your part in deeds or kind words can go a long way in helping others. People will remember you and your actions, which is one of life’s better portions.

 

On a lighter note, what did one ocean say to the other, nothing they just waved!!

 

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Thursday September 22nd, 2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island.

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Community Calendar for September 21, 2016

Posted Posted in News Update

Today is Wednesday September 21st, 2016. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.

 

 

 

Global news from FSN

 

 

 

NEWS

 

 

Please join us Sunday, September 25th starting at 11am for the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging’s Beaver Island “First Fall Sunday Dinner” at the Beaver Island Community Center!

 

Greet the Fall equinox with a wonderful post-summer feast

of Ham, Cheezy Potatoes, Green Beans (or peas…), Dinner Rolls and Mixed-Berries Cobbler–ala mode!

 

Special door prizes, raffles, and treats!

 

Suggested donation of $4 for those 60 yeas of age and older. Charge of $8 for those 13 – 59; and $4 for those 12 and under. Everyone is welcome to attend!

 

SPECIAL GUEST: Roman Hank, Assistant Director of the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging, will introduce, explain, and answer questions on the Beaver Island Senior In-Home Services Reimbursement Program!

 

A brand new program available to BI Seniors through the CVX Commission on Aging, it provides reimbursement benefits for up to $80 per month per household to BI Seniors for services rendered for personal care, homemaker, and respite. Come find out about this new program!

 

Join us for our first fall Sunday Dinner of feasting, fellowship and fun!

 

The Beaver Island Historical Society seeks to fill one seat on its Board of Trustees. The BIHS board typically meets 10 times per year to ensure the smooth running of its museums and programs. Interested candidates must be BIHS members; if you aren’t already a member, this can be easily accomplished by going to our website www.beaverislandhistory.org or emailing bihistory@tds.net. Persons interested in becoming a BIHS board trustee should email a brief message explaining their interest and desire to serve by October 10, 2016 to bihistory@tds.net. The appointment will be made at the October 20, 2016 BIHS meeting. The selected trustee will serve until the Society’s Annual Meeting on August 17, 2017 at which time they seek reelection.

 

 

 

AMVETS POST 46 and the Beaver Island Veterans Project is asking for help for the Beaver Island community.

Carl and Sharon Misiak live here all year long in a cabin built in 1952 by her grandfather. On sunny days you can see light shinning through the logs and in the winter cold air blows through the cabin. They heat with wood. Carl is a veteran confined to a wheel chair.

We will be winterizing their home on Saturday 24th at 10 am. On Oct 2 we will be putting satin on the outside of the cabin. Lunch will be served and dish to pass would be great. We will need some carpentry tools and many caulking guns. Call 448-2799 or 448-2856 for information

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are packing up to head home after the summer, remember that the Beaver Island Food Pantry can use things you don’t want to carry away. We 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

 

 

 

 

Farmers Market Continues on Thursdays next to Daddy Franks – We hope to serve you with our fall tasty treats and produce from 3-5 pm next to Daddy Frank’s September 8-30

 

 

 

 

 

The fall transit schedule will remain the same until October 31st, Monday to Friday 10:00 AM until 5:30 PM and Saturdays from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  Call 448-2026 to schedule a ride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Island Treasures

The September schedule will be Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 4:00. Yes, we are accepting fall and winter items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are convinced of the need for Advanced Life Support on the island and want to help, you can stop reading now and go to www.biems.org to make a contribution by credit card, check or direct bank transfer. Your donation will be deposited in a special account set up by PABI and administered by the BIA.

 

If you have questions about what ALS is or why it is necessary on Beaver Island, please keep reading.

 

I am looking for some folks who regularly walk the beaches to help us monitor dead birds. No you do not have to pick them up, just report them on a form and to call me with information.

Two dead cormorants were noticed during the beach clean up and I had a recent call about 5 dead probably red necked grebes on Donegal Bay.

In particular we would like to have Donegal Bay, Sand Bay and Iron Ore Bay monitored. Green’s too if someone down there walks regularly.

 

Please respond or call me at 448-2220 if you would do this. I’ll get the forms to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beaver Island Community Center will begin Fall/Winter/Spring Hours starting Tuesday, September 6th!

 

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Saturday 9am -9pm

Sunday Closed!

 

Starting on September 6, the Beaver Island branch of the Charlevoix State Bank, will begin its fall hours. Fall hours will be Monday – Friday, 9am until 1pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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¬†calendar@wvbi.net. 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

 

 

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program will now be available on Tuesdays and FRIDAYS , 11am-12pm @ BI Community Center

 

 

 

 

BICAA proudly brings to you Three Men and a Tenor

WHEN:October 1st at 8:00 PM

WHERE:at the BI Community Center.

TICKETS: Adults $25 and Students $15.00.

Check out the web site for Three Men and a Tenor-

http://www.threemenandatenor.com

 

231-448-2022

 

 

Plan ahead for the Bite of Beaver Island and Boodle 5K October 1st

 

Chef Form Holy Cross Hall

Click to access 2016ChefForm.pdf

 

Vender Form Community Center

Click to access BOB-Vendor-Form-2016.pdf

 

Boodle 5K Entry Form

Click to access aBoodle-form-2016-8-17.pdf

 

 

_________________

Chamber of Commerce

www.BeaverIsland.org

Chamber@BeaverIsland.org

(231) 448-2505

 

Altar Society Raffle

Lois Stipp Painting Raffle Tickets–

 

The Holy Cross Altar Society will be raffling off another BEAUTIFUL painting by Lois Stipp. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. If you would like to purchase tickets to help support the Altar Society (who raise needed funds to purchase supplies for the Altar as well as provide for all of the Funeral Luncheons for Holy Cross) you may purchase tickets after any of the weekend masses, at either of the Beaver Island Gallery locations or by sending a check to the Holy Cross Altar Society, PO Box 145 Beaver Island, MI 49782 earmarked for the raffle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weather

Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI

 

As of 8:29 AM Wednesday, September 21, 2016

 

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

 

Outside Temp: 61.6 F

High Outside Temp: 68.5 F at 12:52 AM

Low Outside Temp: 61.6 F at 8:18 AM

Outside Humidity: 98%

 

 

 

Barometer: 30.126″ and Steady

 

Wind Speed: Calm

Wind Direction: SW

High Gust: 12.0 Mph at 1:10 AM

10 min Avg Wind: Calm

 

Rain Rate: 0.00″/Hour

Day Rain: 0.00″

Storm Rain: 0.00″

Month Rain: 1.39″

Year Rain: 12.18″

 

 

 

 

Phyllis Moore Report

Right now it’s 63°, mostly cloudy skies, no wind (at the moment), humidity is at 94%, pressure is steady at 1020 mb, visibility is 5 miles, pollen levels are low-medium at 4, top allergens are ragweed, chenopods, and nettle. Today: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. Light winds becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Tonight: Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then rain showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. Light winds. Chance of precipitation 70%.. MARINE REPORT Today: Light winds. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Waves 2 feet or less. Tonight: Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Waves 2 feet or less.

On this date of September 21, 1937 – J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” was first published.

Did you know that the first Lifesaver flavor was peppermint?

Word of the day: afflatus (uh-FLEY-tuh s) which means 1) inspiration; an impelling mental force acting from within 2) divine communication of knowledge. Afflatus stems from the Latin term afflātus meaning “a breathing on.” The Latin root flāre means “to blow.” It entered English in the mid-1600s.

 

 

 

Birthdays

Jeff Mestelle

 

 

Traffic

… Still no delays to report.

Hey, Let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.

 

To Lucas and all our listeners, the expression, you reap what you sow has been around for thousands of years. It is a lesson learned by knowing that a good action results in a good reaction. Bad actions, result in bad reactions. Honesty builds strong foundations in life and a dishonest person is their own worst enemy. So just ask yourself before acting on something, is this the honest thing to do?

 

On a lighter note, why don’t people eat clocks? It’s too time consuming!!

 

That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday September 21st, 2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI‚ the Voice of Beaver Island.

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