News Update

Weekend Community Calendar for Friday, May 3rd, 2019

TIME: 19:00:00 From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Weekend Community Calendar for Friday, May 3rd, 2019. I’m Kevin Boyle.
We’ll get to a run-down on what’s happening on the island this weekend after an update on the ferry situation. Here’s the scoop. The ferry got stuck across after her morning run when the draw bridge in Charlevoix got stuck closing after the Emerald Isle passed through. It was stuck partially closed—with road traffic blocked from about 10:30 this morning until 2. The bridge operators finally got it closed by releasing the brakes on the bridge and driving a heavy truck out on it. But, apparently they’ve not been able to get the bridge to open. There is some sort of wiring or control issue that causes fuses to blow whenever they try. We spoke to BIBCo G-M Tim McQueer about the boat company’s plans in light of this. He says they will try to make a passenger run up until 6—so about now—and after that they mau wait a few more hours to send the crew and freight if the bridge starts working. Otherwise they’ll have to wait for the morning.
The delay resulted in a postponement of the funeral mass that was scheduled today for Virginia Palmer. Father Siler says the current plan is to have that mass at 2 tomorrow after the funeral mass for Margaret Evans, which is set for noon. So, the schedule is this. The Evans family will be at Holy Cross at 11 to receive friends and Margaret’s funeral mass will be at noon as planned followed by internment. Then, Virginia Palmer’s family will be at Holy Cross to receive friends at 1 with the funeral mass at 2 followed by her internment. Then, there’ll be a combined luncheon at Holy Cross Hall.
So, as usual on the island, we soldier on.
Now, here’s what’s on deck for your Discover Beaver Island weekend:
Saturday, Lego Club at the library at 1. Self Defense class at 5 at the Peaine Township Hall. Here at the BIC Center, two movies: Showing at 4 it’s Mary Poppins Returns, the long in coming smash follow-up to Disney’s smash original. It’s rated PG, and good for the entire family. At 7, Nicole Kidman takes a starring role in Destoyer. That one is rated R. Concession stand will be open all day Saturday with treats both for the shows and you island adventures.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse fellowship. Details are on the calendar. Also Sunday, the Health Center is holding a welcome meet and greet for Joan Matejovsky from 10 to 12:30. Refreshments will be served.
And, Sunday is the day for the annual PABI Road Rally. It’s the 17th year for this island favorite event. Registration and orientation is at 12:30pm at the Shamrock with the start to follow. It’ll be an afternoon of thrills, chills, challenges, and all out competitive fun! REGISTRATION is $20 per person with no limit on the number of folks you can have in your car other than what will safely fit. Bring your Wojan-Cashman (third edition) Beaver Island map, cell phone and a BI phone book.
FINISH: Includes tasty treats, special awards, and presentation of the coveted Trophy!!
Never ‘rallied’?! Don’t have a car to ride in?! We’ll find you one…just call the BIC Center at 20222 and they’ll get you set up. YOU’LL HAVE A BLAST! And you’ll help support the BIC Center and WVBI 100.1 FM in the process.
Looking ahead to next week, on Monday at the Health Center, Pharmacist and co-owner of Central Drug Store, Jeff Steffey will be here along with former long-time owner John Ochs to meet current and prospective customers and to ‘Discover Beaver Island’! There’ll be refreshments and giveaways.
Some meetings for your planner next week: BICS School Board Policy Committee at school at 3:30 on Tuesday. Waste management at 7 on Tuesday evening at Peaine Township Hall. On Wednesday, the Charlevoix County board is holding its regular monthly meeting here on the island at 10:30 in the Peaine Township Hall. It’s part of the opening ceremonies for the new County building out on Donegal Bay Road, where there’ll be an open house from 8 to 2. And, the Northern Lake Michigan Islands Collaborative meets at the BIC Center next Thursday from 10:30 to 2:30. And, mark your calendars for this: The 4th and 5th grade play is coming up next weekend at the BIC Center. It’s at 7.
You can find more information on all of these events and everything else that’s happening on the island at calendar dot w-v-b-I dot net.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market:
Gorgeous out there right now. 50 and sunny at the BIC Center. Tonight It’s going to cool off tonight though, with a low around 34 under partly cloudyskies. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm as the night progresses. Saturday Sunny, with a high near 52. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 38. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday A chance of showers after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 51. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday Night Showers may continue. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. Monday Night A chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Birthdays: Audrey Beilman, Sandy Hallahan, Jim Campbell and Micah Richards are all celebrating. Micah is now a teenager, so he’ll be eating everything that isn’t nailed down. Guard your snacks. If we missed you on that list—Happy Birthday to you from all of us at W-V-B-I and Beaver Island Community Center.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Friday…
Here’s a thought for the day from Niccolò Machiavelli, who was born on this date in 1469: “Wisdom consists of knowing how to distinguish the nature of trouble, and in choosing the lesser evil.”
On a lighter note…
What do politics and maple syrup have in common? They are both sticky subjects.
SFX: Wah, wah, wah….
That’s the W-V-B-I Weekend Community Calendar for Friday, May 3rd, 2019.
I’m Kevin Boyle at the pest free Hogarth Pest Control Studios of the Voice of Beaver Island wishing you a great day and asking you: why not make it the best day ever? And, thanks for listening.