News Update

WVBI Community Calendar for Monday, May 13th, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is Kevin Boyle with the WVBI Community Calendar for Monday, May 13th, 2019.
First some news…
Rave reviews for Expose: Holiday Celebrities Tell All are in from around the island. The house was packed for the outstanding comedy presented by our island 4th and 5th grade thespians. John and Elinor Vandyke presented corsages to all of the female cast members and BIC Center gift certificates to the guys—and a special bouquet to their director and teacher Deb Roberts.
The Beaver Island Birding Festival event Warblers on the Water is coming up at the end of the month, but ahead of that lots of birds are making their annual trips back to or through Beaver Island. Pam Grassmick gave us a report. She says Ruby-throated hummingbirds arrived about a week ago. The males are first to arrive from the Yucatan followed by the females. They are hungry and looking for feeders.
Other birds of note that have arrived are the Baltimore Orioles. They like oranges, but not jelly. There are multiple reports of finches and hummers having feathers coated with jelly leading to the inability to fly. The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks are hitting the sunflower seeds. Pine Siskin, Purple and House finches as well as Goldfinches (in breeding plumage) are attracted to the thistle feeders.
Be watching those wetland along Kings Highway-American Bittern, Sora, Northern Harriers, and Wood Ducks are present. Barney’s Lake had a Solitary Sandpiper on Sunday and 2 Lesser Yellow-legs were noted at Gull Harbor.
American Kestrels, Northern Thrashers, Yellow-rumped and Palm Warblers along with the Winter Wrens at Little Sand Bay are singing.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island …
Today, B-I Fit hours at B-I-C-S are 9 to 11 and 3:30 to 5. Dental Clinics North starts operations today at th the Health Center. Call them direct for appointments at 877-321-7070. They’re here tomorrow, too, this week. B-I-C-S Board meets this evening at 7 at school. Meeting information is on the school website at beaver island dot k-12 dot M-I dot U-S. Peaine Township Board meets this evening at 7 at the township hall. Meeting info on their website at Peaine t-w-p dot org.
Tomorrow, B-I Fit hours are 6:30 to 8:30 in the morning. Pickleball here at the BIC Center from 9:30 to 11:30. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program also at the BIC Center from 10 to 11. Peaine Township Planning Commission meets at 7 on Tuesday at the township hall.
Wednesday, Talking Threads Quilt Guild meets Wednesday at 9:30. B-I Fit Hours are 9 to 11 and 3:30 to 5. At B-I-C-S. If you want to bid on the Cisco, those bids are due Wednesday at 5. More info in the calendar of you want to buy this classic research vessel that is an island fixture.
Thursday, B-I Fit hours are 6:30 to 8:30. Pickle Ball is here at the BIC Center from 9:30 to 11:30. Library Board Meeting at 7 Thursday evening at the library.
Friday, B-I Fit hours are 9 to 11. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program here at the BIOC Center from 10 to 11. Calendar says Daddy Franks is also opening this Friday, but with the sale that may be delayed., We’ll follow up on that. Over at the health center there’s an eye clinic from 9 to 4. Call 2275 to sign up. Friday evening, the Wildlife club has a meeting on the calendar for 5:30 at the Peaine Township Hall.
Saturday, B-I Fits hours are 8:30 to 10:30 in the morning. Lego Club at the library at 1. Self Defense class at 5 at the Peaine Township Hall. Here at the BIC Center, two movies—a pair of documentaries this weekend that are not your typical documentary deal: Showing at 4 it’s Muderball—the story of full contact rugby played by paraplegics in wheelchairs.I t’s rated R, so not for the kids. At 7, it’s Apollo 11—the story of our first trip to set foot on the moon. With the 50th anniversary of the mission coming up in July—this is one to bring your kids to so they know the story. It’s rated G and, besides the great story of the mission, includes all sorts of high resolution video you’ve probably never seen before. 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.
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.
Summer hours are coming to your BIC Center on May 20th. Opening times will be 9 to 9 Monday through Saturday, 9 to 5 on Sundays. And with that comes the need for additional staffing at the BIC Center. Pay is competitive for these part time positions. If you are interested, get your resume and a letter of interest to Nick De Laat by dropping by the BIC Center or sending it to him by email at Nicholas dot delaat at biccenter<mailto:Nicholas.delaat@biccenter> dot org. And, don’t forget to put the 1st Annual Pickleball tournament on your calendar. Whther you plan to paly or watch, you won’t want to miss it. Signup to play at the BIC Center front desk.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market: Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Tonight Patchy frost after 2am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 37. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 58. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday Night A 40 percent chance of showers after 2am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 41. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Wednesday A 30 percent chance of showers before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Northwest wind around 10 mph. Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Out on the Big Drink… Today NNE wind 5 to 10 kt becoming W in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 ft or less. Tuesday Variable winds 5 kt or less. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less. Fire Danger Level: Low
TRAFFIC: No delays inbound or outbound to either airport. Beltway running smoothly. Bridges clear. But the rain has turned our dirt roads into mud baths so let’s be careful out there, especially in the school zone.
Phyllis is sleeping in this morning because it is her birthday, so we had to find our own on this date feature for today… ON THIS DATE in 1975, Bob Wills, the inventor of western swing dies. He was 70.
Born James Robert Wills in 1905 on a small farm in Texas, he was trained to be a musician from an early age. His father was a champion fiddle player, and he began giving Wills lessons as soon as the boy could hold the instrument. By the time he was 10, Wills was a skilled fiddler and a competent guitar and mandolin player.
Wills left home at 16 and eventually joined a traveling medicine show, where he played fiddle and met Herman Arnspiger. The pair began playing at dances and parties around Fort Worth, and after adding a singer, won a regular radio gig performing as the Light Crust Doughboys.
In 1933, the group separated and Wills formed the band that would make him famous: Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. With the Playboys, Wills perfected his hard-driving country-western sound, which drew heavily on the rhythms of the popular jazz-swing bands of the era. Wills’ fiddle playing sounded nothing like the traditional folk music he had heard as a child. By using strong beats and syncopation, he produced a sound that seemed to cry out for dancing.
Many critics have argued Wills and the Texas Playboys had a greater influence on the sounds of country-western music than any other performer or group. In recognition of his achievements, Wills was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1968. He believed his chances of winning were so slim he was backstage chatting with friends when the award was announced. When he was finally tracked down and brought on stage, he said, “I don’t usually take my hat off to nobody. But I sure do to you folks.”
DID YOU KNOW: A duel between three people is actually called a truel. No word on the last truel on the island.
WORD OF THE DAY: JOMO (JOH-moh) which means a feeling of contentment with one’s own pursuits and activities, without worrying over the possibility of missing out on what others may be doing. JOMO, the acronym for “the joy of missing out,” and its opposite, FOMO “the fear of missing out,” both entered English around the same time, in the early years of the 21st century.
Birthdays: None today, but over the weekend Joanne Cashman delebrated on Saturday and Holly Hogarth, Brian Gallagher and Huntley Thorson had Sunday as their day. Happy birthday to all of them. And, if we missed you on our list—Happy Birthday to you too from all of us at W-V-B-I and Beaver Island Community Center.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Monday…
Here’s a thought for the day: “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”
On a lighter note…
Did you hear about the football play a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? It’s called the Jabba the Hut Hike.
SFX: Wah, wah, wah….
That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Monday, May 13th, 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.