News Update

WVBI Community Calendar for Thursday, September 5th, 2019

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Thursday, September 5th, 2019.
First some news…
St. James board met last evening. There was an update eon the marina project. Everything seems to be proceeding apace with just some final small details to be worked. The Anderson’s are applying for a junk car removal permit to deal with vehicles that have been abandoned at the shop as part of the cleanup for the sale. The board voted to support that. They also approved up to 12 hundred dollars to support a Quickstart study of high speed broadband options for the island. Diane McDonnough reported on a copy of a letter she received from the health center from Networks Northwest—the folks running the dental clinic in the Center’s space. It reports that Networks Northwest has experienced trouble getting dentists to the island because of some medical issues with their staff. They say in the letter they are working hard to resolve them. In the meantime, unfortunately, a lot of planned appointments are being concelled. If you have an appointment booked you may want to give Networks Northwest a call to check on the status.
Here’s what’s happening on your island…
Today, Thursday, Pickleball at the municipal tennis courts—9:30 to 11:30. Tai Chi at the BIC Center at 9:30. Games Galore up on Carol’s hangout from 1 to 4. B-I-C-S Board Curriculum Committee meets at 3:30 at school. And Bev’s Quilting Weekend is underway at Greg Fellowship Hall.
Friday, Basic Yoga at the BIC Center at 9:30. Arthritis Foundation Exercise program upstairs in Carol’s Hangout at 10:30. Special movie showing Friday night. It’s Rocketman—Elton John’s life story with great music. Showtime is 5:30. Concession stand will be open for snacks or a meal. Trailer is on the BIC Center website at BIC Center dot org. No Art in the Harbor this Friday. They’ll be over at Holy Cross hall for the Irish festival. Speaking of which, next weekend is the Beaver Island Irish Feile or Festival. Things get started at noon on Friday. All sorts of activities with great music, dance, cultural demonstrations, movies, crafts, food and more. Visit the Cultural Center at Holy Cross Hall to register, to check out vendors, visit the tea room and see the traditional family hearth. There’ll be music at venues all over town—Irish and island music of course—and plenty of cultural activities, too. Talks at Holy cross hall and the community center. Continuous showing of Home on the Island here at the BIC Center stating Friday at noon—stopping only for scheduled events. If you haven’t seen Home on the Island, you need to. It tells the story of Irish migration to the island as well as the twinning of Beaver Island with Arron Mhor. For details, check out either the festival website at irish feile dot com—that’s f-e-i-l-e—or the Beaver Island Chamber website at beaver island dot org. The ful schedule with details on every event is on those sites and alos on our very own Community Calendar on the WVBI and BIC Center websites. Events continue through Saturday evening, with Home on the Island showing on Sunday, too.
Also Saturday, Pickleball on the Municipal Tennis Courts from 9:30 to 11:30. Movies here at the BIC Center. And, in all the Irish Fest flurry, don’t forget the Contra Dance Saturday evening. That’s at the Episcopal Mission at 7 with live music and lots of fun. Never Contra Danced? Don’t let that stop you. It’s easy and lots of folks will show you how. All the moves are called—so it is easy to get the hang of it…and lots of fun like we said.
Sunday, services at Holy Cross, the Christian Church, St. James Episcopal Mission and the Lighthouse Fellowship. Times and details are on the calendar. Also Sunday, the first annual Beaver Island Pickleball Tournament is on from 1 to 4. Call Jan Paul at 2943 to sign up. Play will be on the municipal tennis courts, Rain date is the 15th. Don’t want to play? Come and watch. Either way, bring a lawn chair so you have some place to sit.
Next Monday, both the Peaine Township Board and the B-I-C-S Board have meetings set – both at 7. Peaine in the township hall and the school board at school.
Next Tuesday, Pickleball at 10:00 on the municipal tennis courts. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at 10:30 here at the BIC Center up in Carol’s Hangout. Tuesday Night movie here at the BIC Center at 5:30. Show is The Wind. It’s a western horror story—a different take on both kinds of films. Lots of awards. It’s rated R, so for the grownups among us. Concession stand open for snacks and dinner. Also next Tuesday, the Peaine Township Planning Commission has a meeting set. That’s for 7 at Peaine Township hall.
Next Wednesday, the Historical Society has a Picnic at the Point at noon. Topic is military history on Beaver Island, which seems appropriate given that next Wednesday is the 11th. BINGO is back next Wednesday at the Greg Fellowship hall. Doors open for fellowship at 6:15. Games 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: Today A 20 percent chance of showers after 3pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 68. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the morning. Tonight Showers likely, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Friday Showers likely, mainly before 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Monday Night A chance of showers after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Tuesday Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 70. Tuesday Night Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Wednesday A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Out on the Big Drink… Today SW wind around 10 kt. A slight chance of showers after 5pm. Waves 1 ft or less. Friday ESE wind around 10 kt becoming NE in the afternoon. Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 2pm. Waves 1 ft or less. Water temps: Steady from yesterday: 66 in Little Traverse Bay. 64 at the mid-lake buoy southwest of Gull. Down to 60 at White Shoal Fire Danger Level: Low.
TRAFFIC: No delays inbound or outbound to the airports. Beltway running smoothly. But, deer lurking at every corner it seems. So, let’s be careful out there—especially in the school zone.
BIRTHDAYS: Trace Butler, Paul Welke and Brendan Oliver. Happy birthday to Trace, Paul and Brendan. And if we missed you on the list, happy birthday to you too from all of us at W-V-B-I and your Beaver Island Community Center.
ON THIS DATE in 1957, Sal and Dean hit the road in a bold Beat manifesto. Reading more like a prose poem than a novel, the 320-page semiautobiographical work published on this date in 1957 journeys across sunbaked tarmacs to define the ethos of the Beat Generation. The rambling, stream-of-consciousness travelogue, ‘On the Road,’ will also launch author Jack Kerouac into the literary stratosphere.
WORD OF THE DAY: adscititious (adjective) [ad-suh-TISH-us] which means: derived or acquired from something extrinsic. Adscititious comes from a very “knowledgeable” family—it ultimately derives from scīscere, the Latin verb meaning “to get to know, ascertain, vote for, approve.” The related scīre means “to know” and is fundamental to science, conscience, prescience (“foreknowledge”), nescience (“lack of knowledge”), as well as adscititious. Admittedly, adscititious is more akin to adscīscere, which means “to admit” or “to adopt.” This explains why adscititious describes something adopted from an outside source.
Now, to wrap up for this Beaver Island Thursday…
Here’s a thought for the day from Wendell Barry: “Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.”
On a lighter note: Why did the plane land on the football field? To score a touchdown.
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That’s the W-V-B-I Community Calendar for Thursday, September 5th, 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.