News Update

WVBI Community Calendar for the Weekend, May 17, 2019

TIME: 19:00 From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, today is Friday, May 17th, 2019. I’m Greg Doig, with the weekend W-V-B-I Community Calendar.
First some news… U-S Senator Gary Peters has released video and pictures of damage caused to the oil line running under the Straits of Mackinaw. The damage to Enbridge’s Line 5 happened a little more than a year ago when a tug boat drug its anchor across line 5 and some electrical lines. The electrical lines leaked small amounts of insulating fluid, but apparently nothing leaked from line 5. Nevertheless, the pictures that Enbridge has kept secret for almost a year show more extensive damage to the line than has been revealed up to this point. Enbridge says it reduced pressure in the line until additional coating was placed on the line, but it has not said how soon it was able to conduct the inspection. Response to the incident was delayed by inclement weather in the straits. Neither Enbridge or the Coast Guard has responded to inquiries about whether those conditions would have impaired their ability to deal with leaks from Line 5 had the anchor strike ruptured the line.
Now, here’s what’s happening on your island …
Friday, B-I Fit from 9 to 11. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program here at the BIC Center from 10 to 11. 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. Frank and Sue Solle have a garage sale planned for Saturday from 9 to 12. The address and a listing of what they have are at calendar dot wvbi dot net.
Here at the BIC Center Saturday, two movies—a pair of really interesting documentaries: Showing at 4 it’s Muderball—the story of full contact rugby played by paraplegics in wheelchairs. It’s rated R. At 7, it’s Apollo 11—the story of our first trip to set foot on the moon. It’s rated G and, besides the great story of the mission, it includes all sorts of 70 mm film from the mission that you’ve probably never seen before. Concession stand will be open all day Saturday with treats both for the shows and your island adventures.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church and the Lighthouse fellowship. Details are on the calendar. There was a C-O-A dinner on the calendar for Sunday, but it has been cancelled.
Looking ahead to next week, 4th and 5th graders are off for their Camp Hayo Wenta Ha adventure. The high ropes course, climbing wall and other challenges await, and there are rumors of a large foot prints in the woods around camp. Will the students meet challenge? Will they ever return? We’ll know at the end of next week.
Important meeting at Peaine Township hall next Monday afternoon to continue work on the Peaine Township Recreation Plan update. The folks from L-I-A-A will be here to guide the discussion. Meeting starts at 4:30—again out at Peaine township hall. Also, Monday, Dr. Newcomb is in at the Health Center. Call 2275 for an appointment. Tuesday, a C-P-R class is being offered by E-M-S at the Health Center. If you aren’t C-P-R certified, here’s your chance to add that life saving skill to your know how. Sign up at the Health Center or call them at 2275. Also Tuesday at 5, the Joint Township Telecommunications Committee meets at school at 5. Exercise opportunities early next week include B-I Fit at B-I-C-S on Monday 9 to 11 and 3:30 to 5 and Tuesday 5:30 to 8:30. Pickleball at the BIC Center Tuesday 9:30 to 11:30 and Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 10 to 11 on Tuesday.
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. If you are interested, get your resume and a letter of interest to Nick De Laat by the 19th. You can drop it by the BIC Center or email it to info at BIC Center dot org.
Weather, here there and everywhere – presented every day with the support of the good folks down at McDonough’s Market: [[AM Clouds/PM Sun. High near 55F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight Showers Late. Low 36F. Winds light and variable. Saturday – Showers. High 46F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. ]] Out on the Big Drink… [[North winds 10 to 20 kt. Waves 2 to 4 ft. Tonight – Northeast winds 10 to 20 kt. Slight chance of rain showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then rain showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms overnight. Waves 1 to 3 ft. ]] Remember, dress for the water, not the weather if you are going out on the lake in a small craft. Fire Danger Level: [Low] ßsign was changed to high yesterday; with rain, I’d think it’d be back to low…
TRAFFIC: None. Nada. Zip. But, let’s be careful out there, especially in the school zone.
ON THIS DATE [1792 24 merchants form New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street
· DID YOU KNOW: [[the longest recorded flight of a chicken was 13 seconds]
WORD OF THE DAY: [palimpsest – writing material (such as a parchment or tablet) used one or more times after earlier writing has been erased
2 : something having usually diverse layers or aspects apparent beneath the surface]
Birthdays: [Megan Heller, Joe McNew – Saturday Matt Fogg, Reese Johnson – Sunday Cindy Cushman] 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 Thursday…
Here’s a thought for the day: [wisdom is best shown by how you act and not by what you say]
On a lighter note… What did the Tinman shout when he was run over by a steamroller? Curses, foil again!

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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Friday, May 17th, 2019.
I’m Greg Doig 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.