Today is Friday, February 26th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig with today’s WVBI Community Calendar.
Beaver Island Community Players and Radio Players
Scripts are available for the upcoming stage play auditions. The play is called the Boarding House and is available to check out at the Beaver Island District Library. Auditions will be in March with a production date of Memorial Weekend. Open to all interested folks.
Despite the Commission on Aging (COA) meeting which took place on January 19th and the activities listed in the January 28th Forum post, steps by COA have been taken to significantly decrease the availability of senior in-home services on Beaver Island. A form letter was drafted for residents to send to the COA. If you would like to obtain a copy of this letter in support of restoring Beaver Island’s senior services and submit to the Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners, the letter can be picked up at the Community Center, the library, or McDonough’s Market. Without action, COA will deprive island elders of hard-fought services such as light housekeeping, laundry, medication reminders, nutritional meals, and personal care.
All you cold weather junkies….get out your ice fishing gear and head to Lake G. March 5th for an ice fishing tournament.
The public access will be opened for folks to get to the lake.
There will be a kids category (up to age 14) and an adult category.
Weigh in will be at the boat launch/public access.
There will be prizes for both kids and adults winning as largest fish in its class. (Walleye and Pike for the adults). Bass season is catch and immediate release only, so we won’t be fishing for them.
Other notes- you must have a license if you are 17 or older. No more than 3 lines in the water/person at a time.
If you have equipment/shanties etc. that you will lend out for kid use and others, please let us know.
We are asking you to sign up at the Hardware… there is no entrance fee, we just want to know how many to expect.
Watch for the weather updates too. If it looks bad (blizzard, rain, too warm, slushy ice…) we’ll have to cancel
In cooperation with the Media Lab at the Beaver Island Community School we are pleased to present new episodes of the Student Writer’s Almanac. Tune in on weekdays just after the news at 8:00 a.m., noon, 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and midnight to hear the latest literary work from students at the island’s schools. The rest of this week, we’ll present some works from past students at the school.
You’ll be pleased and amazed and the quality of work our island students produce. You can hear it all on WVBI on 100.1 on the island and worldwide at www.wvbi.net.
Things are moving along with the BICS FRC team. The students have worked hard to this point and have some more work ahead. You can follow their progress on a website that Kevin Boyle has put out there. The address is birobot.org
Take a look at the post “Join the BIROBOT Team as a sponsor”. There is as some cool stuff given to sponsors that donate.
If you are looking for information on when and where to see the latest episode of the Boonies you can find that and information on all island events on the new WVBI Community Calendar. Just head on over to the WVBI website and click on Calendar on the top menu. In addition to Boonies information, you’ll find entries for events all over the island all through the year, including:
+ Summer favorites like Museum Week, Baroque on Beaver, Art in the Harbor and more
+Events at the Beaver Island Community Center including the weekend movies (with full details), wellness events, community meetings and everything else happening at the BICC
+Special meals from COA feasts, to AMVETS breakfasts to fundraising dinners
+Beaver Island Community School Events including sports, plays and robot competitions
+Island board meeting dates for the townships, school and library
+Events at the island’s churches, including Sunday services
+Beaver Island Wildlife Club activities
+Events off-island of special interest on the island like the Grand Rapids party Feb 27th and…the Boonies.
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. What a deal! Email us or call for details.
Oh, and where to find the Boonies? It’s on Tuesdays at 9:00 on the National Geographic Channel (DirectTV Channel 256, Dish Channel 186).
And, right now on WVBI you can enjoy some classical music with Exploring Music — an internationally syndicated radio program featuring classical music, with commentary and analysis by host Bill McGlaughlin. All on your own community radio station right here in the boonies–WVBI on FM 100.1 on the island and worldwide on www.wvbi.net.
Another program note from our oldy, I mean oldies show host Phil Becker, who wrote, I’ll be off-island this weekend for some R+R, but don’t forget to tune in to your favorite Sunday Night Oldies Show from 5 to 7 p.m., this weekend being hosted by a special guest.
I will return to the microphone next Sunday, March 6th. Enjoy!
Mark your calendar! Date Change – New Date: MARCH 11TH @ 5:30 for The Annual Alumni Basketball games and Chili/Soup cook-off
Plan to join us for a night of food, fun, and Island friends!
Questions call Carol @ 231-838-2883 As always, thank you for continuing to support our Islander Sports Program.
Ready to order:
Beaver Island Basketball Alumni Tournament 2016 T-shirts
Shirts: Glidan 90% cotton Heather Green with White lettering
Pick up an order form at the Beaver Island Community School (sample shirt at school or boat shop), McDonough’s Market, or call me at 231-838-2883
We have some sizes already available!
If you would be willing to donate a pot of chili or soup, please contact Debbie Robert at (231 675 7155) or firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook.
ONCE AGAIN, JUDGES WILL CHOOSE A 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD PLACE WINNER!
Once again, this week – February Sale at Resale Store
All clothing is HALF OFF the regular prices ! Shop for great bargains on coats, jeans, pants, and shirts for the whole family !
Open Thurs., Fri., and Sat. from noon until 4:00
At the Community Center…
Pickle Ball Tuesday and Thursday 0930 to 1100
Games Galore will now be held on Thursday’s at 1pm to 4pm
The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program will now be available on FRIDAYS ONLY, 11am-12pm @ BI Comm Center effective the week of January 25;
FIRST NEW CLASS Friday, January 29!
NOTE: There will be NO CLASS on Friday, January 22!
If you are interested in attending but would like–or need–to use the Charlevoix County Transit bus in order to do so, please contact Ann at 448-2022. We would consider changing the time of the class to coincide with the Transit schedule in order to keep this valuable program active on Beaver Island.
And speaking of the movies, for this coming Saturday, are:
The Longest Ride
The Longest Ride (2015)
PG-13 | 2h 8min | Drama, Romance |
Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected and fateful connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple. Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, THE LONGEST RIDE explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love. Written by 20th Century Fox
Batman: Bad Blood (2016)
PG-13 | 1h 12min | Animation, Action |
Bruce Wayne is missing. Alfred covers for him while Nightwing and Robin patrol Gotham City in his stead. And a new player, Batwoman, investigates Batman’s disappearance. Batman: Bad Blood is the 3rd installment of the recent Batman animated films featuring Robin & Nightwing.
Director: Jay Oliva
Writers: J.M. DeMatteis, Bob Kane (characters) | 1 more credit »
Stars: Jason O’Mara, Yvonne Strahovski, Stuart Allan |
Thanks to Beaver Island Community Center Business Sponsors , the Shamrock Bar and Restaurant, and the Beaver Island Boat Company
The Wildlife Club is asking for volunteers for a couple of upcoming projects:
Jacque at email@example.com
Current Conditions – Greene’s Bay Beach, Beaver Island, MI
As of 8:29 AM Friday, February 26, 2016
Forecast: Partially Cloudy
Outside Temp: 21.6 F
High Outside Temp: 26.2 F at 12:26 AM
Low Outside Temp: 21.5 F at 8:23 AM
Outside Humidity: 87%
Heat Index: 22.0 F
Wind Chill: 22.0 F
Dew Point: 18.0 F
Barometer: 30.167″ and Rising Slowly
Wind Speed: Calm
Wind Direction: NE
High Gust: 14.0 Mph at 2:16 AM
10 min Avg Wind: Calm
Phyllis Moore report-
It’s 20° outside this morning with a light dusting of snow on the back deck, wind is from the NNW with gusts up to 20 mph, humidity is at 84%, pressure is rising from 1021 mb, and visibility is at 7.7 miles. Today: Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. Highs in the upper 20s. Northwest winds at 10 mph shifting to the west with gusts to around 25 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
On this date of February 26, 1919 – In Arizona, the Grand Canyon was established as a National Park with an act of the U.S. Congress.
Did you know that a California woman once tried to sue the makers of Cap’n Crunch because Crunch Berries contained “no berries of any kind”?
Word of the day: valence (VAY-luhns) which means 1. The combining capacity of an atom or a group of atoms to form molecules. 2. The capacity of someone or something to affect another. From Latin valentia (power, worth, or strength), from valere (to be well or strong). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wal- (to be strong) that also gave us valiant, avail, valor, value, wieldy, countervail, valetudinarian, and valorize, Earliest documented use: 1425.
let’s be careful out there. Especially in the school zone.
To Lucas and all our listeners an anonymous quote for today, “We often discover what will succeed by finding out what will not.
Probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.”
Go try something new this weekend.
That’s the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday, February 26th, 2016. I’m Greg Doig at WVBI – the Voice of Beaver Island.
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