News Update

Weekend Community Calendar for Friday, October 4th, 2019

DATE: 10/5/2019 TIME: 17:05
From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Weekend Community Calendar for Friday, October 4th, 2019.
First some news…
Governor Gretchen Whitmere’s decision to cut funding to a swath of rural schools in Michigan has folks on the island and beyond scratching their heads. Beaver Island Community School Principal and Superintendent Wil Cwikiel has some thoughts on what is going on.
Cwikiel on Cuts.flac
Whitmere says the budget she got was a mess and that she used her line item veto to protect important programs—like education. On the island, the move will cut $155,000 from the school’s budget—nearly 8%. Other districts lost a quarter of their funding. You can learn more about the impacts of the cuts and how you can respond if the action concerns you by listening to yesterday’s edition of Beaver Island Perspectives. Wil was our guest for the show. You can listen to it on the W-V-B-I podcast page,
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island this weekend.
This evening, there’s music out at Stoney. Danny and Danny will be there.
Tomorrow, Pickleball from 10 to noon on the municipal courts. And, Saturday is Bite of Beaver time. Five K Boodle Run and Walk at 10 starting and ending at the BIC Center, the Bite itself over at Holy Cross Hall from noon to 2, and an Arts and Crafts Show and Sale here at the BIC Center from 1 to 4. Plus, at some point along the way there will be a drawing by the Holy Cross Altar Society for Lois Stipp’s gorgeous landscape painting. And, music at your favorite island venues including the Shamrock, Beachcomber and Whiskey Point Brewery. And, a movie at the BIC Center in the evening. It’s Spiderman Far from Home. Lots of action as the Marvel super hero saga continues with the memory of Tony Stark. It’s rated PG13, so good for pretty much the whole family. Concession stand will be open for snacks or a meal. Trailers is on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Lighthouse Fellowship and the Christian Church. Times and details are on the calendar.
Next Monday, nothing on the calendar so far…it’s getting to be that time of year when things finally slow down.
Next Tuesday, Pickleball from 10 to noon. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30 up in the Hangout. Beaver Island Transportation Authority meets at noon at their H-Q across from the ferry doc. BICS board Policy Committee meets at 3:30 at school.
Next Wednesday, the Historical Society’s Picnic at the Point series continues. T-B-D. Two meetings at school for B-I-C-S Board committees. Finance at 8:30 and Facilities at 3:30. And, Bingo is back at the Greg Fellowship Center—doors open at 6:15 for fellowship. Games at 7.
And, next Thursday, Pickleball from 10 to noon –hanging on to playing outside as long as they can. Games Galore up in the hangout here at the BIC Center from one to four.
Movies next weekend are Beetlejuice and Toy Story 4.
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:
Tonight Patchy frost between 4am and 5am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 36. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming southeast after midnight. Saturday Showers likely, mainly after 2pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 60. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Saturday Night Showers, mainly before 2am. Low around 49. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Sunday A 30 percent chance of showers before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Monday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 44. Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 61. Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 48. Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 64. Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. Thursday A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63.
Out on the Big Drink… Saturday SSE wind 10 to 15 kt. Showers likely, mainly after 3pm. Waves 1 to 2 ft.
Water temps: Falling. Down another degree to 62 in Little Traverse Bay.60 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull. 58 at White Shoal. Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: None, nadda, zip. But, ponding all over the place and deer everywhere. Bumper crop this year. So, let’s be careful out there—especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Greg Cary. Happy birthday to Greg and, if we missed you, happy birthday to you from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Friday…
Here’s a thought for the day: “No one else sees what you see—even if they see it, too.”
On a lighter note: “Why didn’t the Zombie eat the manikin? It was a no brainer.
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Friday, October 4th, 2019. That Thing with Rich Appel is up next. 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.