Today is Friday September 30th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.
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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.
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. The appointment will be made at the October 20, 2016 BIHS meeting.
Beaver Island Historical Society Seeks Applicants
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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¬†email@example.com. 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-
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
See you at ‘the Bite’!
The Beaver Island Community Center…
at the heart of a good community!
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.
… 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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