WVBI COVID-19 Update for September 15, 2020

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State health officials have reported a total of 1,008 new confirmed cases yesterday.  The number sounds high, but it represents two days of results as they’ve stopped issuing reports on Sunday. There were 10 new deaths. That brings the total of conformed cases to 112,612.  Of those 20,457 are active.  Death toll stands at 6,601. The seven-day running average for new cases is down to 749.  Average for deaths is up two to 10.  M-I Safe Start Map shows a state-wide positive test rate running average at 3.5%, which is at the bottom of the medium risk zone and the average new case per capita rate state-wide is at 47.6 per million, which is at the low end of the high risk zone.

 

Our region had 12 new cases in the last two reports.  Two new cases including two in Charlevoix. Overall total of cases in our region is now at 1,000 of which 374 are less than 30 days old. There have been 32 deaths overall.  Rolling averages are nine new cases a day and no deaths.  In the U-P there were 33 new cases and no new deaths. They now have 1,283 total cases with 488 active and 20 deaths. Averages are 19 new cases a day, no deaths. 

 

Full county-by-county data for our region are in today’s script online along with state and region totals, plus rolling averages. 

 

 

 

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Totals

State

112612

6601

1088

10

Region

1000

32

12

0

TVC Zone

1494

60

17

0

UP

1283

20

33

0

 

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

749

10

 

Region

9

0

 

TVC Zone

13

0

 

UP

19

0

Note: Look back now 6 days divided by 7 to adj. for no Sun. data.

 

 

County

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Region

Antrim

57

0

0

0

Benzie

58

2

-1

0

Charlevoix

80

3

2

0

Emmet

127

4

2

0

Grand Traverse

382

7

5

0

Kalkaska

64

4

2

0

Leelanau

94

1

-1

0

Otsego

138

11

3

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Active Cases

State

20457

 

 

Region

374

 

 

TVC Zone

504

 

 

UP

488

Note: Look back now 29 days to adjust for no Sunday data.

 

 

 Data from 9/14/2020

 

Safe Start data for our zone show the positive test rate at 2.0%, which is in the low risk zone.  The number of new cases per million is 20.1, which is medium-high risk. The TVC zone continues to be the lowest risk zone in the state. There were 36 new cases in the reports for the T-C zone Friday and Saturday. No deaths. 1,477 cases since the start with 520 active, and 60 deaths. Averages are 13 new cases a day and no deaths.  

 

Today’s Health Center report has nothing new. Total tests so far are 173.  166 negative. One test is pending.  There have been six positive tests so far, but it appears none of those are current active cases on the island.

Community Calendar for Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

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From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Tuesday, September 15th, 2020. 

First, some news…

 

Down in Lansing, it looks like the governor and state legislative leaders have agreed to a budget framework for next year.  It doesn’t appear that we will need to deal with funding for our school, boat and health center being held hostage by the governor like it was last year. Leaders said both parties worked together this year to come together on a budget–very different than last year.  

 

State health officials have reported a total of 1,008 new confirmed cases yesterday.  The number sounds high, but it represents two days of results as they’ve stopped issuing reports on Sunday. There were 10 new deaths. That brings the total of conformed cases to 112,612.  Of those 20,457 are active.  Death toll stands at 6,601. The seven-day running average for new cases is down to 749.  Average for deaths is up two to 10.  M-I Safe Start Map which is still based on data from the 9th shows a state-wide positive test rate running average at 3.5%, which is at the bottom of the medium risk zone and the average new case per capita rate state-wide is at 47.6 per million, which is at the low end of the high risk zone.

 

Our region had 12 new cases in the last two reports.  Two new cases including two in Charlevoix. Overall total of cases in our region is now at 1,000 of which 374 are less than 30 days old. There have been 32 deaths overall.  Rolling averages are nine new cases a day and no deaths.  In the U-P there were 33 new cases and no new deaths. They now have 1,283 total cases with 488 active and 20 deaths. Averages are 19 new cases a day, no deaths. 

 

Full county-by-county data for our region are in today’s script online along with state and region totals, plus rolling averages. 

 

 

 

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Totals

State

112612

6601

1088

10

Region

1000

32

12

0

TVC Zone

1494

60

17

0

UP

1283

20

33

0

 

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

749

10

 

Region

9

0

 

TVC Zone

13

0

 

UP

19

0

Note: Look back now 6 days divided by 7 to adj. for no Sun. data.

 

 

County

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Region

Antrim

57

0

0

0

Benzie

58

2

-1

0

Charlevoix

80

3

2

0

Emmet

127

4

2

0

Grand Traverse

382

7

5

0

Kalkaska

64

4

2

0

Leelanau

94

1

-1

0

Otsego

138

11

3

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Active Cases

State

20457

 

 

Region

374

 

 

TVC Zone

504

 

 

UP

488

Note: Look back now 29 days to adjust for no Sunday data.

 

 

 Data from 9/14/2020

 

Safe Start data for our zone show the positive test rate at 2.0%, which is in the low risk zone.  The number of new cases per million is 20.1, which is medium-high risk. The TVC zone continues to be the lowest risk zone in the state. There were 36 new cases in the reports for the T-C zone Friday and Saturday. No deaths. 1,477 cases since the start with 520 active, and 60 deaths. Averages are 13 new cases a day and no deaths.  

 

Today’s Health Center report has nothing new. Total tests so far are 173.  166 negative. One test is pending.  There have been six positive tests so far, but it appears none of those are current active cases on the island.

Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…

 

Meeting planner for the week: Waste management Committee meets Tuesday at 1:00 at Peaine Township Hall. St. James Public Works Committee meets Wednesday at 11 at the Governmental Center. Also Wednesday, the Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee meets at 5:00 at the Community Center.  And the Library Board meet Thursday morning at 9 at the Library.  Remote participation information for each of  the meetings is in the calendar.

 

For fun this week, today there is Pickleball from 10 to noon on the municipal tennis courts.  Also today, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program from 10:30 to 11:30 up in Ray and Ann’s Hangout here at the BIC Center.   No Bingo this week.  It’s back next week.  Thursday, Pickleball is 10 to 11. Games Galore up in the Hangout at the BIC Center from 1:00 to 4:00. Farmer’s market in town from 2:30 to 4:30—or so we’ve heard.  Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program ion the Hangout from 10:30 to 11:30.

 

Saturday, Pickleball at the usual times and movies here at the BIC Center.  4:00 show is Disney’s Inside Out.  Great fun for the entire family.  And at 7:00 it’s a rollicking look at election season with Irresistible.  Stars Steve Carell. Written by former Daily Show host Jon Stewart. Concession stand will be open for both shows—for snacks, a meal or both.  Pizza and hot dogs are on the menu along with all your favorite movie treats.

 

Don’t forget about the BIC Center W-V-B-I 2020 Gala Auction or the BIC Center W-V-B-I 2020 Raffle.  Go to auction dot bic center dot org to bid on items in the auction and raffle dot bic center dot org to pick up raffle tickets.  You can also bid and get tickets at the BIC Center from desk.

Keep up to date on COVID-19 news with the W-V-B-I COVID-19 info page. Click COVID-19 Info in the menu at W-V-B-I dot net.  Stay up to date.  Remember: Protect yourself.  Protect the island.

Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of your McDonough’s Market:

Beach Hazard statement is in effect until 10 this evening. High wave action, and strong currents--so dangerous swimming conditions expected.

Today

Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Windy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Breezy, with a southwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. Southwest wind around 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 43. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 58. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 39.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 58.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 39.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 60.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Monday

Partly sunny, with a high near 69.

Out on the big drink…

Today

Gale warning in effect through tomorrow morning. SSW wind around 25 kt, with gusts as high as 35 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves 4 ft building to 7 ft.

Wednesday

WSW wind 10 to 15 kt becoming NW in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers after 2pm. Waves 5 ft subsiding to 2 ft.

Thursday

N wind around 10 kt. Sunny. Waves around 1 ft.

Water Temps: 62 at the mid-lake buoy. 60 at the bridge. 60 at Mackinac City. Water is at 64 down at the Sleeping Bear Dunes lakeshore. And at the mid-lake buoy on the south end of the lake, it’s still a balmy 68.

Fire Danger Level: Low.

TRAFFIC: None, nada….zip. But, let’s be careful out there. And, remember, the road across Iron Ore Bay is officially out.  Your alternate is Betsy Smith’s Trail. 

BIRTHDAYS:  Today, Patsy Hospenthal is celebrating. Happy birthday to Patsy, and if we missed you on that list, happy birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center. 

ON THIS DAY in 1950 General MacArthur lands US Marines at Inchon, Korea. General Douglas MacArthur commands a joint US-United Nations force in a bold invasion of South Korea 25 miles from communist-held Seoul. The amphibious landing of some 50,000 troops 100 miles south of the 38th parallel will end North Korea’s string of victories and cut their forces in two. (bing.com)

WORD OF THE DAY: Sisyphean (adjective) [sis-uh-FEE-un], which means: of, relating to, or suggestive of the labors of Sisyphus; specifically : requiring continual and often ineffective effort. In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was a king who annoyed the gods with his trickery. As a consequence, he was condemned for eternity to roll a huge rock up a long, steep hill in the underworld, only to watch it roll back down. The story of Sisyphus is often told in conjunction with that of Tantalus, who was condemned to stand beneath fruit-laden boughs, up to his chin in water. Whenever he bent his head to drink, the water receded, and whenever he reached for the fruit, the branches moved beyond his grasp. Thus to tantalize is to tease or torment by offering something desirable but keeping it out of reach—and something Sisyphean demands unending, thankless, and ultimately unsuccessful efforts. (Merriam-Webster)

Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Tuesday…

Here’s a thought for the day: “The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”

On a lighter note: Knock knock. Who’s there? Sue Doak.  Sue Doak who?  I guess you’ll have to puzzle it out.

That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Tuesday, September 15th, 2020.  I’m Kevin Boyle reporting from the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island, wishing you a great day and asking: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever?  And, as always, thanks for listening. 

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[COVID-19}WVBI COVID-19 Update for September 14, 2020

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After a spike of 342 positive tests in people associated with Michigan State University in East Lansing, Ingham County health officials are calling for all M-S-U students to quarantine in place for 14 days.  Right now, it’s a recommendation, but it may become mandatory if cases continue to rise. Students are supposed to remain at home except to attend in-person instruction, labs and intercollegiate athletic training.  The quarantine runs through the 26th.

 

State health officials have reported a total of 2,005 new confirmed cases on Friday and Saturday.  They’ve stopped issuing reports on Sunday. There were 13 new deaths over the same period. There are now 111,524 confirmed cases since the crisis began.  Of those 21,132 are active.  Death toll stands at 6,591. The seven-day running average for new cases is up again to 760.  Average for deaths is up one to eight.  M-I Safe Start Map which is still based on data from last Saturday shows a state-wide positive test rate running average at 3.5%, which is just slipping into the low risk zone and the average new case per capita rate state-wide is at 47.6 per million, which is at the low end of the high risk zone. 

 

Our region had 28 new cases in the last two reports.  Two new cases in each of Antrim, Emmet and Kalkaska Counties. Three each in Benzie and Charlevoix. Four in Leelanau and 12 in Grand Traverse. Overall total of cases in our region is 988 of which 390 are less than 30 days old. There have been 32 deaths overall.  Rolling averages are 10 new cases a day and no deaths.  In the U-P there were 51 new cases and one new death. They now have 1,250 total cases with 515 active and 19 deaths. Averages are 20 new cases a day, no deaths. 

 

Full county-by-county data for our region are in today’s script online along with state and region totals, plus rolling averages. 

 

 

 

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Totals

State

110832

6578

1313

9

Region

979

32

19

0

TVC Zone

1464

60

23

0

UP

1231

20

32

1

 

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

683

7

 

Region

9

0

 

TVC Zone

11

0

 

UP

18

0

 

 

County

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Region

Antrim

56

0

1

0

Benzie

58

2

2

0

Charlevoix

77

3

2

0

Emmet

125

4

2

0

Grand Traverse

376

7

11

0

Kalkaska

61

4

1

0

Leelanau

91

1

0

0

Otsego

135

11

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Active Cases

State

21561

 

 

Region

388

 

 

TVC Zone

521

 

 

UP

519

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Data from 9/11/2020

 

 

 

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Totals

State

111524

6591

692

13

Region

988

32

9

0

TVC Zone

1477

60

13

0

UP

1250

20

19

0

 

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

760

8

 

Region

10

0

 

TVC Zone

13

0

 

UP

20

0

 

 

County

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Region

Antrim

57

0

1

0

Benzie

59

2

1

0

Charlevoix

78

3

1

0

Emmet

125

4

0

0

Grand Traverse

377

7

1

0

Kalkaska

62

4

1

0

Leelanau

95

1

4

0

Otsego

135

11

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Active Cases

State

21132

 

 

Region

390

 

 

TVC Zone

520

 

 

UP

515

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data from 9/12/2020

 

 

Safe Start data for our zone show the positive test rate at 2.0%, which is in the low risk zone.  The number of new cases per million is 20.1, which is medium-high risk. The TVC zone continues to be the lowest risk zone in the state. There were 36 new cases in the reports for the T-C zone Friday and Saturday. No deaths. 1,477 cases since the start with 520 active, and 60 deaths. Averages are 13 new cases a day and no deaths.  

 

Today’s Health Center report shows another test run bringing total tests so far are 173.  Two pending tests were also reported as coming back as negative bring that total to 166.  One test is pending.  There have been six positive tests so far, but appears none of those are current active cases on the island.

Community Calendar for Monday, September 14th, 2020

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From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, September 14th, 2020. 

First, some news…

 

After a spike of 342 positive tests in people associated with Michigan State University in East Lansing, Ingham County health officials are calling for all M-S-U students to quarantine in place for 14 days.  Right now, it’s a recommendation, but it may become mandatory if cases continue to rise. Students are supposed to remain at home except to attend in-person instruction, labs and intercollegiate athletic training.  The quarantine runs through the 26th.

 

State health officials have reported a total of 2,005 new confirmed cases on Friday and Saturday.  They’ve stopped issuing reports on Sunday. There were 13 new deaths over the same period. There are now 111,524 confirmed cases since the crisis began.  Of those 21,132 are active.  Death toll stands at 6,591. The seven-day running average for new cases is up again to 760.  Average for deaths is up one to eight.  M-I Safe Start Map which is still based on data from last Saturday shows a state-wide positive test rate running average at 3.5%, which is just slipping into the low risk zone and the average new case per capita rate state-wide is at 47.6 per million, which is at the low end of the high risk zone. 

 

Our region had 28 new cases in the last two reports.  Two new cases in each of Antrim, Emmet and Kalkaska Counties. Three each in Benzie and Charlevoix. Four in Leelanau and 12 in Grand Traverse. Overall total of cases in our region is 988 of which 390 are less than 30 days old. There have been 32 deaths overall.  Rolling averages are 10 new cases a day and no deaths.  In the U-P there were 51 new cases and one new death. They now have 1,250 total cases with 515 active and 19 deaths. Averages are 20 new cases a day, no deaths. 

 

Full county-by-county data for our region are in today’s script online along with state and region totals, plus rolling averages. 

 

 

 

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Totals

State

110832

6578

1313

9

Region

979

32

19

0

TVC Zone

1464

60

23

0

UP

1231

20

32

1

 

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

683

7

 

Region

9

0

 

TVC Zone

11

0

 

UP

18

0

 

 

County

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Region

Antrim

56

0

1

0

Benzie

58

2

2

0

Charlevoix

77

3

2

0

Emmet

125

4

2

0

Grand Traverse

376

7

11

0

Kalkaska

61

4

1

0

Leelanau

91

1

0

0

Otsego

135

11

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Active Cases

State

21561

 

 

Region

388

 

 

TVC Zone

521

 

 

UP

519

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Data from 9/11/2020

 

 

 

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Totals

State

111524

6591

692

13

Region

988

32

9

0

TVC Zone

1477

60

13

0

UP

1250

20

19

0

 

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

760

8

 

Region

10

0

 

TVC Zone

13

0

 

UP

20

0

 

 

County

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Region

Antrim

57

0

1

0

Benzie

59

2

1

0

Charlevoix

78

3

1

0

Emmet

125

4

0

0

Grand Traverse

377

7

1

0

Kalkaska

62

4

1

0

Leelanau

95

1

4

0

Otsego

135

11

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Active Cases

State

21132

 

 

Region

390

 

 

TVC Zone

520

 

 

UP

515

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data from 9/12/2020

 

 

Safe Start data for our zone show the positive test rate at 2.0%, which is in the low risk zone.  The number of new cases per million is 20.1, which is medium-high risk. The TVC zone continues to be the lowest risk zone in the state. There were 36 new cases in the reports for the T-C zone Friday and Saturday. No deaths. 1,477 cases since the start with 520 active, and 60 deaths. Averages are 13 new cases a day and no deaths.  

 

Today’s Health Center report shows another test run bringing total tests so far are 173.  Two pending tests were also reported as coming back as negative bring that total to 166.  One test is pending.  There have been six positive tests so far, but appears none of those are current active cases on the island.

Now, here’s what’s happening on your island…

 

Meeting planner for the week: B-I-C-S Board meets this evening at 7:00 at school.  Waste management Committee meets Tuesday at 1:00 at Peaine Township Hall. St. James Public Works Committee meets Wednesday at 11 at the Governmental Center. Also Wednesday, the Joint Telecommunications Advisory Committee meets at 5:00 at the Community Center.  And the Library Board meet Thursday morning at 9 at the Library.  Remote participation information for each of  the meetings is in the calendar.

 

For fun this week, there’s a Books and Brew discussion of Thorton Wilder’s Our Town at the Whiskey Point Brewery this evening at 7.  That’s part of the Big Read Our Town Our Island events.

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, Pickleball from 10 to noon on the municipal tennis courts.  Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program from 10:30 to 11:30 up in Ray and Ann’s Hangout here at the BIC Center.   Wednesday, Bingo at the Gregg Fellowship Center. Doors open at 6:15 for fellowship. Games at 7:00. Thursday, Pickleball is 10 to 11. Games Galore up in the Hangout at the BIC Center from 1:00 to 4:00. Farmer’s market in town from 2:30 to 4:30—or so we’ve heard.  Friday, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program ion the Hangout from 10:30 to 11:30.

 

Saturday, Pickleball at the usual times and movies here at the BIC Center.  4:00 show is Disney’s Inside Out.  Great fun for the entire family.  And at 7:00 it’s a rollicking look at election season with Irresistible.  Stars Steve Carell. Written by former Daily Show host Jon Stewart. Concession stand will be open for both shows—for snacks, a meal or both.  Pizza and hot dogs are on the menu along with all your favorite movie treats.

 

Don’t forget about the BIC Center W-V-B-I 2020 Gala Auction or the BIC Center W-V-B-I 2020 Raffle.  Go to auction dot bic center dot org to bid on items in the auction and raffle dot bic center dot org to pick up raffle tickets.  You can also bid and get tickets at the BIC Center from desk.

Keep up to date on COVID-19 news with the W-V-B-I COVID-19 info page. Click COVID-19 Info in the menu at W-V-B-I dot net.  Stay up to date.  Remember: Protect yourself.  Protect the island.

Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of your McDonough’s Market:

Today

Sunny, with a high near 64. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 49. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Windy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Southwest wind around 15 mph.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 59.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 40.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 67.

Out on the big drink…

Today

N wind 5 to 10 kt. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.

Tuesday

SSW wind 20 to 25 kt, with gusts as high as 35 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves 4 ft building to 7 ft.

Wednesday

WSW wind 10 to 15 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves 5 ft subsiding to 2 ft.

Water Temps: 62 at the mid-lake buoy. 60 at the bridge. 60 at Mackinac City. Water is at 64 down at the Sleeping Bear Dunes lakeshore. And at the mid-lake buoy on the south end of the lake, it’s still a balmy 68.

Fire Danger Level: Low.

TRAFFIC: None, nada….zip. But, let’s be careful out there. And, remember, the road across Iron Ore Bay is officially out.  Your alternate is Betsy Smith’s Trail. 

BIRTHDAYS:  Over the weekend, Saygan Croswhite, William Lemmink, Colleen Hoeksema and Sue celebrated on Saturday.  Today, Ray Cole, Melissa Williams and Rose Spershott celebrate. Happy birthday to each of them, and if we missed you on that list, happy birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center. 

ON THIS DAY in 1812 retreating Russians lead Napoleon to his downfall. Napoleon Bonaparte and his troops enter Moscow as conquerors only to find the huge Russian city virtually abandoned. Almost all have fled ahead of the French forces, and fires begin to break out that will burn almost the entire city, dooming Napoleon to a disastrous retreat from Russia. Also on this day in 1959, Soviet Union scientists intentionally crash land their space probe Luna2 on the Moon. The spherical spacecraft becomes the first man-made object to reach another celestial body. (bing.com)

WORD OF THE DAY: purport (verb) [per-PORT], which means: to have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming (something implied or inferred); also : claim; intend, purpose.  The verb purport may be more familiar nowadays, but purport exists as a noun that passed into English from Anglo-French in the 15th century as a synonym of gist. Sir Walter Scott provides us with an example from his 19th-century novel Rob Roy: “I was a good deal mortified at the purport of this letter.” Anglo-French also has the verb purporter (meaning both “to carry” and “to mean”), which combines the prefix pur- (“thoroughly”) and the verb porter (“to carry”). In its original English use, the verb purport meant “to signify”; the “to profess or claim” sense familiar to modern English speakers didn’t appear until the 17th century. (Merriam-Webster)

Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday…

Here’s a thought for the day: “ Action is the fundamental key to success.”

On a lighter note: Why did the whale cross the ocean?  To get to the other tide.

That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, September 14th, 2020.  I’m Kevin Boyle… back in the saddle after a nice break…reporting from the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island, wishing you a great day and asking: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever?  And, as always, thanks for listening. 

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WVBI COVID-19 Update for September 11, 2020

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State health officials reported a whopping 924 new confirmed cases in their data yesterday.  There were 18 new deaths, but one taken off the list attributed to Grand Traverse for a net of 17. There are now 109,519 confirmed cases since the crisis began.  Of those 20,763 are active.  Death toll stands at 6,569. The seven-day running average for new cases is up again to 732.  Average for deaths is up one to seven.  M-I Safe Start Map which is still based on data from last Saturday shows a state-wide positive test rate running average at 3.4%, which is just slipping into the low risk zone and the average new case per capita rate state-wide is at 43.8 per million, which is at the low end of the high risk zone. 

 

Our region had 13 new cases in yesterday’s report and as noted above, one death taken off the roll in Grand Traverse County.  New cases were in Emmet, Kalkaska and Leelanau with one each and Grand Traverse with 12.  Both Charlevoix and Otsego had one case removed. Overall total of cases in our region is 960 of which 372 are less than 30 days old. There have been 32 deaths overall.  Rolling averages are 10 new cases a day and no deaths.  In the U-P there were 22 new cases and no new deaths. They now have 1,199 total cases with 502 active and 19 deaths. Averages are 21 new cases a day, no deaths. 

 

Full county-by-county data for our region are in today’s script online along with state and region totals, plus rolling averages. 

 

 

 

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Totals

State

109519

6569

924

17

Region

960

32

13

-1

TVC Zone

1441

60

13

-1

UP

1199

19

22

0

 

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

732

7

 

Region

10

0

 

TVC Zone

14

0

 

UP

20

0

 

 

County

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Region

Antrim

55

0

0

0

Benzie

56

2

0

0

Charlevoix

75

3

-1

0

Emmet

123

4

1

0

Grand Traverse

365

7

12

-1

Kalkaska

60

4

1

0

Leelanau

91

1

1

0

Otsego

135

11

-1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Active Cases

State

20763

 

 

Region

372

 

 

TVC Zone

502

 

 

UP

502

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data from 9/10/2020

 

Safe Start data for our zone show the positive test rate at 2.2%, which is in the low risk zone.  The number of new cases per million is 21.7, which is medium-high risk. The TVC zone continues to be the lowest risk zone in the state. There were 13 new cases in the T-C zone yesterday and the one death in Grand Traverse taken off. 1,441 cases since the start with 502 active, and 60 deaths. Averages are 14 new cases a day and no deaths. 

 

No changes in today’s Health Center report. Total tests so far are 172.  Of those, 167 are back as negative, three pending and six positives—with five of those for folks who’ve left the island and the remaining one more than 30 days old.  So, still no known active cases on the island.

Community Calendar for Friday, September 11th, 2020

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This is the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Friday, September 11th, 2020—the 19th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks in New York City, Arlington and Shanksville.  Never forget. 

First, some news…

 

Both legs of Line 5, the Enbridge pipeline under the straits, are in operation again. That after the Federal Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said it had not found any “integrity issues” with the east line.  The east line had been shut down since June after an inspection showed damage to supports and protective coating apparently caused by something being dragged across the pipeline.  The west line was also closed for a short time.  On Wednesday the Ingham County court that had enjoined operation of the east line dissolved its order preventing operation of the line.  Environmental groups and Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel continue to fight to shut down the pipeline. Meantime, the Michigan DNR is conducting a review of Enbridge’s compliance with the easement governing use of the line.  Governor Whitmer says the results of that process should be announced shortly. Also underway is a review of an Enbridge plan to replace the pipeline with a tunnel that would in turn carry pipelines under the lakebed at the straights. 

Charlevoix may or may not see a campaign visit by President Trumps son.  At City Commission earlier this week it was revealed that the campaign had sought a permit for a rally in Charlevoix that could include an appearance by Donald Trump Jr.  The rally is planned for the 15th.  Local Republican Party vice chair Tony Cutler says that a visit isn’t likely, according to a report in the Charlevoix Courier.  Time will tell.

 

State health officials reported a whopping 924 new confirmed cases in their data yesterday.  There were 18 new deaths, but one taken off the list attributed to Grand Traverse for a net of 17. There are now 109,519 confirmed cases since the crisis began.  Of those 20,763 are active.  Death toll stands at 6,569. The seven-day running average for new cases is up again to 732.  Average for deaths is up one to seven.  M-I Safe Start Map which is still based on data from last Saturday shows a state-wide positive test rate running average at 3.4%, which is just slipping into the low risk zone and the average new case per capita rate state-wide is at 43.8 per million, which is at the low end of the high risk zone. 

 

Our region had 13 new cases in yesterday’s report and as noted above, one death taken off the roll in Grand Traverse County.  New cases were in Emmet, Kalkaska and Leelanau with one each and Grand Traverse with 12.  Both Charlevoix and Otsego had one case removed. Overall total of cases in our region is 960 of which 372 are less than 30 days old. There have been 32 deaths overall.  Rolling averages are 10 new cases a day and no deaths.  In the U-P there were 22 new cases and no new deaths. They now have 1,199 total cases with 502 active and 19 deaths. Averages are 21 new cases a day, no deaths. 

 

Full county-by-county data for our region are in today’s script online along with state and region totals, plus rolling averages. 

 

 

 

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Totals

State

109519

6569

924

17

Region

960

32

13

-1

TVC Zone

1441

60

13

-1

UP

1199

19

22

0

 

 

 

7 Day Rolling Averages

State

732

7

 

Region

10

0

 

TVC Zone

14

0

 

UP

20

0

 

 

County

Cases

Deaths

Δ Cases

Δ Deaths

Region

Antrim

55

0

0

0

Benzie

56

2

0

0

Charlevoix

75

3

-1

0

Emmet

123

4

1

0

Grand Traverse

365

7

12

-1

Kalkaska

60

4

1

0

Leelanau

91

1

1

0

Otsego

135

11

-1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Active Cases

State

20763

 

 

Region

372

 

 

TVC Zone

502

 

 

UP

502

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data from 9/10/2020

 

Safe Start data for our zone show the positive test rate at 2.2%, which is in the low risk zone.  The number of new cases per million is 21.7, which is medium-high risk. The TVC zone continues to be the lowest risk zone in the state. There were 13 new cases in the T-C zone yesterday and the one death in Grand Traverse taken off. 1,441 cases since the start with 502 active, and 60 deaths. Averages are 14 new cases a day and no deaths.  

 

No changes in today’s Health Center report. Total tests so far are 172.  Of those, 167 are back as negative, three pending and six positives—with five of those for folks who’ve left the island and the remaining one more than 30 days old.  So, still no known active cases on the island.

For what’s happening on the calendar, have a look at the Community Calendar online. Find it at calendar.wvbi.net.

 

If you are in the shopping mood, don’t miss out on Island Treasures, the resale shop that supports the Beaver Island Fire and EMS teams.  They are on Donegal Bay Road a bit beyond the County Building on the other side of the road.  Open noon to four Thursday through Saturday.

 

And, if you are in a I need a place to live mood, word is there is an apartment available at Forest View.  Call Pete LoDicio for details at 448-2004.

 

If you are in the joining mood, both the Charlevoix Elks and the Beaver Island Currach Club are looking for members.  The Elks is a social organization focused on charity and the Beaver Island group is an auxiliary of the Charlevoix Lodge.  For more information reach out to Patrick Nugent on Facebook.  The Cutoff date for October initiation is October 7th.  The Currach Club is for folks interested in maintaining and rowing traditional Irish Currachs—a type of boat used on Arranmore and elsewhere in Ireland.  Sign up on their Facebook page.  Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/717788658768941/

 

Don’t forget about the BIC Center W-V-B-I 2020 Gala Auction or the BIC Center W-V-B-I 2020 Raffle.  Go to auction dot bic center dot org to bid on items in the auction and raffle dot bic center dot org to pick up raffle tickets.  You can also bid and get tickets at the BIC Center from desk.

Keep up to date on COVID-19 news with the W-V-B-I COVID-19 info page. Click COVID-19 Info in the menu at W-V-B-I dot net.  Stay up to date.  Remember: Protect yourself.  Protect the island.

Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of your McDonough’s Market:

Today

Sunny, with a high near 67. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.

Tonight

A 10 percent chance of showers after 5am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 49. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

Saturday

Showers likely, mainly after 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Saturday Night

Showers likely before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southeast wind around 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday

Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 48.

Monday

Sunny, with a high near 66.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 49.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

Wednesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 49.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 67.

Out on the big drink…

Today

Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.

Tonight

NE wind 10 to 15 kt becoming SSE after midnight. A slight chance of showers after 5am. Waves 1 ft or less.

Saturday

SSE wind 10 to 15 kt. Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

Saturday Night

SSE wind around 15 kt becoming WSW after midnight. Showers likely before 2am. Waves 1 to 2 ft.

Sunday

WNW wind around 15 kt. Partly sunny. Waves 2 to 4 ft.

Water Temps: 62 at the mid-lake buoy. A chilly 56 at the bridge. 61 at Mackinac City. Water is at 62 down at the Sleeping Bear Dunes lakeshore. And at the mid-lake buoy on the south end of the lake, it’s still a balmy 69.

Fire Danger Level: Low.

TRAFFIC: None, nada….zip. But, let’s be careful out there. And, remember, the road across Iron Ore Bay is out.  Your alternate is Betsy Smith’s Trail. 

BIRTHDAYS:  Judi Meister and Dustin Crandall are celebrating today. Unfortunately, we had them on the list yesterday when in fact we should have had Dawn Johnson, Steve Drost and Bill Kohne.  Happy birthday to each of them, and if we missed you on that list, happy birthday to you, too, from all of us at WVBI and your Beaver Island Community Center. 

ON THIS DAY in 2001 Islamic terrorists hit major US cities in coordinated attack. Four passenger jets are hijacked in a terrorist suicide plot, with two planes slamming into New York’s World Trade Center twin towers, one hitting the Pentagon outside Washington, DC, and another crashing in Pennsylvania. The death toll from the worst terrorist attack on American soil will reach 2,977. The attacks were organized by a terror group run by Osama bin Laden.  In April 2011, President Obama ordered a covert operation to kill or capture bin Laden. On May 2, 2011, the White House announced that SEAL Team Six had successfully carried out the operation, killing him in his Abbottabad compound in Pakistan. (bing.com)

WORD OF THE DAY: (Ruddy) adjective [RUDD-ee], which means: having a healthy reddish color; red, reddish; British — used as an intensive. In Old English, there were two related words referring to red coloring: rēad and rudu. Rēad evolved into our present-day red. Rudu evolved into rud (a word now encountered only in dialect or archaic usage) and ruddy. Most often, ruddy is applied to the face when it has the red glow of good health or is red from a suffusion of blood from exercise or excitement. It is also used in the names of some birds, such as the American ruddy duck. In British English, ruddy is also used as a colorful euphemism for the sometimes offensive intensive bloody, as 20th-century English writer Sir Kingsley Amis illustrates in The Riverside Villas Murder: “Ruddy marvelous, the way these coppers’ minds work…. I take a swing at Chris Inman in public means I probably done him in.” (Merriam-Webster)

Before we wrap up, a quick program note for you.  Baroque on Beaver leaders Robert Nordling and Matt Thomas have put together a special Baroque on Beaver REimagined Encore show for us.  We broadcast it Sunday afternoon at 2 and now it is available as a podcast on the WVBI podcast page.  Just point your browser at wvbi.biccenter.org/podcasts to find it.  

Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Friday…

Here’s a thought for the day from Todd Beamer, a passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 as he and other passengers were getting ready to storm the cockpit of their hijacked plane: “Are you guys ready? Let’s roll.”

That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Friday, September 11th, 2020.  The on-air Calendar is back on Monday.  Until then, Kevin Boyle is away from the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island, but still wishing you a great day and asking: why not go ahead and make it the best day ever?  And, thanks for reading.  

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